Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"shopping *MY* stash" blog candy giveaway (+ birthday princess crown)

have you been checking out the entries over at shopping our stash for the special two-week birthday bingo challenge? if not, you ought to high tail it over there, for they are quite spectacular! so much so, that i was inspired to create another project for this occasion. it's a birthday princess crown, for niece madeline, who turned eight last week!

i know, i know, it's a bit KERRRRR-AYYYY-ZEEEE, even for me; but i made one for miss riley last year and another for lindsay marie this past autumn, and i guess knowing this would be my last shot spurred me on to bold new levels of embellishment, both front and back, inside and out!!!

(base of crown made from 12x18" heavy duty oaktag; patterned papers (nearly all scraps!): creative imaginations, doodlebug, dcwv, echo park, anna griffin, sei, prima, mme, bo bunny, ki, and maybe a few more miscellaneous scraps!; florals: prima; ribbon + lace trim: michaels; rose trimmings: webster's pages; brads: american crafts; pins: pink paislee, joann essentials, k and co; gems and pearls: kaiser, martha stewart, recollections; butterfly punches: martha stewart; border punches: martha stewart, fiskars, recollections; stamps: autumn leaves, pti; inks: colorbox, ranger, stayzon; pen: copic multiliner; adhesives: xyron, tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, gluedots, hot glue, sewing machine)

since, as i mentioned, this is a special SOS two-week anniversary challenge, we are still rockin' our awesomely inspirational bingo card; so you can choose ANY row or column you like, you just need to have five consecutive items!

i've used the diagonal row which starts at the top left space this time, so i've got: 

(butterflies + flags + 1 border strip) 
(brads + butterfly accents + some of the pennants) 
(LOTS and lots of extras!!!) 
(the laces and bow which hold it together) 
(check! multiple shades, even!)

and now here's the blog candy giveaway: 

in true spirit of shopping our stash, i thought it was appropriate that my candy consist of things i already had... but unaccountably hadn't used or even opened... stuff i either "outgrew" or just bought too much of! so one lucky winner will receive a really mixed bag of older (but complete and pristine!) products of which this picture gives you an idea:

what's in there? oof--what ISN'T in there might be quicker to answer, lol! ok, well, there's an american crafts 12x12" paper pack, loads of alphabets, a bit of chipboard, felt embellies, ribbon, tags, stickers, journaling cards, and... well, there might even be a few "surprises" that i add in over the course of this week; feel free to enter as many times as you like, by leaving a comment on this post. the winner will be chosen by random draw and announced next monday, may 28th. good luck, darlings! ♥

ps: even a remedial black-thumbed non-gardener such as myself knows that the flowers on yesterday's card are DOGWOODS and not magnolias! i was just... ummmmmm... testing you, yeah, that's it, testing!!! :) :) :)


  1. Wow this is just fab! You are the queen of making crowns! Love, love, love everything about this!

  2. Amazing crown! I bet your niece loves it.

  3. Soooooooo FUN!! Sooooooo FAB!!! Sooooooooo BEAUTIFUL! I bet she just ADORES this!!

  4. I LOOOOOOOVE that crown! Totally bookmarking this post! LOVE:)

  5. Fantabulous! I bet she was just thrilled with this lovely crown! So much fun!

  6. What a super uber cool auntie that little girl has. That crown is awesome. Something any little princess would be proud to wear.

  7. The crown is gorgeous. Your niece is a lucky girl!

    liberalsprinkles at gmail dot com

  8. That is one seriously awesome crown :)

  9. Those cutie nieces of yours are the luckiest princess in the world!!!!

  10. what amazing crown and love all the colors and details.
    Surely your niece will be super thrilled and love it.
    Thanks for the chance on your giveaway, shared on my blog sidebar.


  11. Such a fun project! Super fun looking blog candy too! Thanks for the chance to win! (It is always fun to see what others have in their stash!)
    Happy Saturday!
    Shanna :)

  12. I just ADORE your perfect crown, that must have been so much fun to make!
    Also love your Shoe Biz card, paperpiecing is one of my favourite techniques the results are always eyepoppingly good eyecandy and yours is no exception!!!


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