Saturday, October 27, 2012

downer: noun ( slang )

One that depresses, such as an experience or person.
This candy card just had me singing the Dolly Parton song "Hard Candy Christmas", which is one of my favorite songs for getting over any ex-man in your life, especially during a bout of the holiday blues. I'm not sure if it will sell in the store, considering it's a "downer", but my mind kept going to the song, so I had to 'play' it so to speak. I love this video of Dolly singing with still shots of Marilyn Monroe. Enjoy :)

My card was created by cutting a 5.25" circle from the Paper Trimmings cartridge, then I used a peppermint clip art to help guide my red and white swirls. ( great way to get around the math of making this come out even ) I then colored the red in with a Sharpie first, so that I would have a nice deep red after applying the stickles over it. I used Ranger's Xmas Red and Diamond to cover the peppermint, making it a very blingy piece of candy!

Entering my card into:
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #43 - Candy
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #88- Shimmer, Glitter, Gloss
And I got a nice surprise in my e-mail box yesterday.
This is from Jessica from Craft Corners:
"I just stumbled upon your blog and you have a really wonderful site. I love all of the great posts that you have talking about crafts and different projects that you're working on. I especially enjoyed your recent post that you had talking about different crafts that you made for Halloween.
I’m an editor at Craft Corners, which is part of’s blogging network, and thought your site was particularly exceptional. I wanted to give you a button for your site for being an “Editor’s Pick.” This award is presented to blogs that we find exceptional and outstanding. Blogs that have a high amount of followers, have quality content, and are fun and enjoyable for readers. You have far exceeded these guidelines which is exactly why we would like to present our Crafting Award to you.

Am I honored, or what? Blew my socks off, for sure! ( ok, so I was barefoot in the first place, but you get the idea, lol ) How nice was this? Darn tootin' I'm pleased as punch! Now, do me proud, and go visit their blog, it's filled with a TON of crafty things!
Craft Corners recognizes you!
Craft Corners Crafting Award


Rita said...

Congrats on the award!!
Always loved that song. Fits perfectly with the card, too. :)

BJ said...

Good one Sandy - well deserved.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Peppermint Swirls creation. The glitter is wonderful. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Candy challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
PDE DT Group B

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Sandee,

I can't think of anyone more deserving!!! Congrats on the award.

I'm in Starbucks right now (trying to avoid the disaster at my house) so will listen to the Dolly Parton song once I get back home.


Creative Diva said...

Love, love, love the peppermint candy! Too awesome! Thanks for joining us at DCD.


Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Wow Sandee...your card is fabulous! Love those awesome, deep colors and all the sparkly glitter! Congrats on your award also! Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge Blog!
Tanya - PDE DT Member

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Gerda said...

Very pretty card!! Love it!!
Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

scrappymo! said...

This is just gorgeous!!!
Love how you did this!

Katie said...

Congratulations on the card!

I don't think the card is a downer. It would be perfect for a family member or friend who is far away at Christmas time!

Pat said...

Love your card. It's GORGEOUS!! Thanks for joining PDE Challenges this week.

Kim said...

Sandee. I just love this card. You are too clever. AND.... love that song and Marilyn. She was such a beauty.