Enjoy the Ride – Giveaway Day 4!

Howdy there! I’m here with my forth project for this week. I’m super excited about today’s happy creation but am even more excited to share with you what I have cooked up tomorrow. You’re going to like it! I’m off to enjoy the holiday with some friends and hope you get a chance to enjoy this week too. I’m ready for my early weekend to begin!

07-04-13 Enjoy the Ride by Britta Swiderski-2

I used probably my favorite stamp from the Lawn Fawn Admit One stamp set. I mean, how versatile is a balloon? With the latest LF release, they introduced the dies to match. Now I can stamp, color and cut balloons for dayz. I colored the balloons with two copics each, blending just a little of the darker color onto the bottom left of each balloon (see the colors used below).

07-04-13 Enjoy the Ride by Britta Swiderski-1


And of course, I couldn’t resist making another circular card with the Circle Stackables dies and the coordinating Scalloped Circle Stackables dies. I went for a tone-on-tone look on the kraft using the fabulous triangle background builder from Sharp Backdrops with Soft Pink shadow ink from Hero Arts. I like that!


Here’s a look at today’s giveaway. A big thanks to Lawn Fawn for sponsoring this giveaway (they provided some of the items, and I paid for others). Love you, Lawn Fawn!


How it works: All you have to do each day to enter is answer the question of the day. Of course, you could be fabulous and spread the word to your facebook friends, twitter followers, etc. by sending them to my blog as well. That would be really cool of you! You can leave a comment (just one comment, please – only the first one will count) until the end of July 7th, 2013. I’ll be drawing, notifying and posting the winners sometime on Tuesday, July 9th. All winners will be randomly drawn using a number generator. International entries are welcome. If you’re under 18, please be sure to have the permission to enter from your parent/guardian(s) since you will have to give me your address so I can send you the goodies!

Here’s the question of the day:

What’s your favorite stamp set right now?

Please share! I would love to find some more favorites. :) My answer: I can’t get enough of the KP Instalove set for Project Life and the Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars is my go-to for sentiments right now. Gah! So many ones that I love.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Make sure to stop back tomorrow for my favorite giveaway of the week! EEK!



Filed under Cardmaking

120 Responses to Enjoy the Ride – Giveaway Day 4!

  1. laura m.

    Beautiful card! Love the colors/shapes…
    I can’t pick just one fave, but my current faves are all mama elephant right now ;) Thanks so much for the giveaways!

  2. Heather I.

    Happy 4th of July Britta!! I just love this sweet card you made!! Super cute!! My fave stamp set right now has to be Lawn Fawn’s Blue Skies!! So fun!!

  3. Angie Hall

    I frequently use flowers on cards. I recently bought the Spring Medley from Impression Obsession and I’m breaking it in these days. Thanks again for all the neat prizes.

  4. Brenda

    I can’t choose what is my favourite! There are too many choices. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Sandra ltb

    I make a lot of birthday cards, and the set I seem to pick up every time lately to decorate the inside of the card or envelope is an old Stampin’ Up birthday set that has an outline of a balloon and cupcake … othere thab that I have been using the Lawn Fawn set that has a fortune cookie in it … so many messages can be sent with that one!
    Thanks for the fun.
    Sandra ltb
    slbt17 at yahoo dot com

  6. Moid

    My favorite stamp set is the mama elephant good times stamp set. It is full of sentiments that go with the images. This stamp set goes great with the other mama elephant stamp sets too!

  7. Mary-Anne V.

    I have this cute Jane’s Doodle Noah’s ark set that I am used to make some scrapbook pages and baby card. It is adorable with cute little animals…so thats my fav. set right now. Wonderful tone on tone with this card and I love how the balloons pop off the base.

  8. conil

    Sweet card. My Fave stamp currently is Brush Strokes from Hero Arts.

  9. Love your card today Britta. So cute. I’ve been using my Avery Elle ‘bonjour’ set a lot. It’s got the cutest macarons!

  10. Lisa

    Love the card! I need to make more shaped cards! My favorite stamp set right now is the exclusive set petal pieces from Simon Says Stamp. I love that you can build your own flowers and combine them to get different looks.

  11. Brenda H.

    What a cute card, Britta! My favorite stamp set is any image that I can color with! I think the Lawn Fawn stamps are great for that!!! Have a HAPPY and safe 4th!!!

  12. redgemva

    Wow… one huh? Well if I have to choose only one guess it would be the Sketched Alphabet from Hero Arts. I love to use large letter stamps and these have a nice fun design to each letter.

  13. Cute, cute balloons!! And happy 4th! I’m loving Critters in the Dog Park by Lawn Fawn right now, and also the “on the strip” series by Neat and Tangled.

  14. Shelley

    I love the Hero Arts Brush Strokes, and just got the Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars! I’m liking most anything with matching dies -not a fan of fussy cutting!!! Happy Independence Day!

  15. Susan

    I don’t have a favorite set. If it’s a stamp, I usually love it! It’s a sickness. Cute card, and happy 4th!

  16. Laura Jane

    LOVEN the shaped cards you are rolling out!
    Our FAVORITE stamp set this week is CRITTERS on the SAVANNA…just new to us for my daughter’s Birthday:)

  17. Nanette Church

    Happy 4th Britta! I can’t choose either! I love birds, flowers and geometrics, so the hexagons, chevrons, triangles, banners, etc….

  18. Hilde van Rijnsoever

    Awesome giveway! My favorite stamp set of the moment is on it’s way, I ordered Home sweet home from Lawn Fawn, can’t wait to have it.

  19. Richard Cline

    I love the Critters down under stamp set right now.

  20. Naomi Rozen

    Happy 4th of July!!!! My favorite stamps are my new gorjuss girls stamps.

  21. Sophia

    My current favorite stamp sets right now are the Simon Says Stamp Furry Cat & Box stamp set and the Pillow Talk stamp set… I mean, how cute are they?????

  22. Kathy Cline

    I love the new critter at the Dog Park set along with the 4th of July set also.

  23. Lisa Geraty

    One stamp set?? I love stamps but to pick just one..it would have to be HA small sentiments. I use it so much, it has a sentiment for everything and the small size fits perfectly on banners.

  24. Dena Cline

    I am liken the 4th of July set right now. Thanks for sharing your card today it is really pretty cool.

  25. Jana Lopez

    My favorite stamp set is actually an oldie, but it’s fabulous!! It’s the lawn fawn build a cake set. I got it a month or so ago and have made so many different birthday cards with it. It is fantastic for paper piecing. Makes each one even more special. I love it!!

  26. Currently, my favorite stamp set is Lawn Fawn’s “Blue Skies” set. It’s so cute! Thanks for the chance to win and I hope you have a great fourth of July! :)

  27. Mary M.

    I love your balloons! The colors are so cute. =) I am totally loving the Simon Says Stamp Envelope Sentiments set right now. I bought it because I thought it would be kind of fun, and now I can’t stop stamping on every envelope I use! I’m gonna be stamping on my bills next… =P Thanks for the great giveaway!

  28. my favorite stamps right now is not a set by a designer for stampotique originals, daniel torrente love the cute creepy lil ghoulies.



  29. Wendy G.

    This card is soooo cute! My favorite set right now is LF Blue Skies with the matching dies. I love balloons of all kinds.

  30. Marian Pennino

    I’ve been using the stamp set from Simon Says that came in the May card kit. I LOVE the roses in it and all the other stamps. Also use the sentiment stamps with matching dies for banners ALL the time, also by Simon Says. Love all your cards Britta. You are so talented.

  31. Debbie B

    My favorite stamp set is by paprttrey ink. I love their stamps. They make great images and they stamp really well.

  32. My favorite stamps are the Wonderland Collection from Paper Nest Dolls. I am just loving working with them! http://valbydesign.com/2-more-cards-for-the-paper-nest-dolls-wonderland-collection/

  33. Avra

    That’s a tough one! I am in the process of reorganizing my stamps and am breaking up sets and finding all sorts of treasures I didn’t know I had!

  34. Tammy W

    I love your card and Lawn Fawn Stamps but right now ny favorite set is Simon Says Clear Stamps CUPCAKE PARTY.

  35. Dena

    It seems like I have been using Lawn Fawn’s Bannerific and Happy Everthing a lot lately. Thank you for the chance to win some new goodies.

  36. Micah

    I think my favorite is between Lawn Fawns Critters in the Snow and Impression Obsessions Aroow stamp set. Thanks so much for the weekly tutorials and all the helpful advice.

  37. Kim T

    My fave stamp set is Stampin’ Up!’s “Tape It”. It coincides with my washi tape obsession, haha!

  38. Karen G (cradcrazed)

    Love the balloons on the card Britta :) My favourite stamp set right now is probably Critters in the Dog Park. I did a birthday card for my oldest kid with it, and have plans to make about a dozen dog cards from it in the next couple of weeks :)

    I am also loving just about all the Quietfire Designs calligraphy quotes right now too.

  39. Karen G (cardcrazed)

    Love the balloons Britta :) My fav stamp sets at the moment are Critters in the Dog Park (I have plans to make LOTS of card for dog lovers in the next week) and as far as quote/sentiment stamps go, anything Quietfire Design. Suzanne’s calligraphy is gorgeous, and she has some fabulous quotes/sentiments.

  40. Kelly J

    I love the Hero Arts Antique Engravings stamp set I just bought.

  41. Oh, this is like the favorite child question. So hard to answer. I have just made several cards using Papertrey’s Melissa Bickford’s Polka Dot Parade #3, love that recliner. But I also have more new stamps from them, a set from Lawn Fawn and some Chevrons from TT. I have plans for them all today.

  42. Megan G

    Love the card!! My favorite stamps right now are any Simon sets!! They are all great!!

  43. Kathy W

    Oooh. That’s a tough one. Either “Flying By” from Lawn Fawn or the Hero Arts “It’s Your Day” which is full of birthday sentiments in different styles. But then there’s “Winter Bunny” from Lawn Fawn which is the cutest thing ever – although not terribly useful in July. So many stamps, so little time. Thanks for the chance to win those new dies!

  44. Beautiful card, love the balloons too! My favourite stamp set at the moment is Lawn Fawn Quinn’s abcs :)

  45. Natalie Winterstein

    I am in love with Rosie Posie from Papertrey Ink. :)

  46. Tara Rahemat

    I would have to say that my favorite stamp set right now is “Judy’s Blooms” from Lawn Fawn. So much coloring that can be done! ;D

  47. Janet Mack

    I am loving Rosie Posie from PTI. Sorry I don’t have any from LF :(

  48. diana

    Fun card!
    I can’t pick a favourite stamp right now, but I’m having some fun with emboss resist using my background stamps. ;-)
    Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

  49. Carolyn Picken

    Happy 4th! Right now I am enjoying staming bella uptown girls. Just got 4 new ones to color. Love the versatility of the uptown girls. Bring me back to my childhood days and coloring books.

  50. Lawn Fawn’s blue skies… It seems easy to paper pierce, color and the banners are fabulous!
    I have other ‘banners’ but these are so much more ‘simple’ to use….

  51. Love your card with many balloons.
    I’m loving the new Blue skies stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

  52. Zoli

    Love this card, simple but beautiful! Favourite stamp set? Well, if it’s Gorjuss Girls, than I’m obsessed at the moment. I just love those stamps, have quite a fee in my arsenal. Happy 4th of July! :)

  53. Lorraine Harris

    Hi Britta!!! Happy Fourth of July!!
    Love the cute card!! My favorite stamp is Wplus 9 but I’m waiting for it to arrive… Agr!!! Can’t wait to make fab cards with the set !!

  54. Lynda

    My current fave stamp is also my most recently acquired stamp. It’s Hero Arts Glow Girl. It’s the Happy Birthday sentiment that I can use in so many different ways.

  55. Brandy

    My favorite stamp set right now are the new Doodlebug/Sizzix sets! I am loving the home themed set and it is perfect for Operation Write Home!

  56. Another great card and giveaway…thanks for sharing and the chance to win!!

    I just received the newest Simon Says Stamps card kit and I love the stamp set that is included this month!!…great for the 4th of July and birthdays!!

  57. Ann Marie

    My favorite sets are waiting in the Simon Says backlogged order list: LF Critters Down Under and SSS You and Be.

  58. Adorable card! That stamp set is on my wish list : ) My favorite stamp at the moment is Slang Gang from Paper Smooches. Love the sentiments on it!

  59. Adorable card, Britta! My favorite stamp set right now is Alfresco from Paper Smooches. It is so fun for summer! Thanks so much for a chance to win this awesome LF prize!

  60. This is such a sweet little circle card! I’ve been really loving Basic Borders by Mama Elephant! But also mums2stamp from The Stamps of Life! I can’t seem to get enough of flower stamps!

  61. Stephanie

    My favorite stamp set lately has been Simple Stories SNAPSHOTS Clear Stamps. It’s awesome for PL and layouts too.
    Thanks for the amazing givaway :)

  62. Valerie Gee

    Britta, your card is so cute! That LF stamp set is adorable! My favorite right now, and has been for a while, is Penny Black Mimi’s Loves. I love to stamp and color the images to look like my girls, and they love it too! Thanks so much to both you AND LF for the chance to win more great goodies! Happy Fourth of July to you and yours! XXOO from CO!

  63. Marla H.

    I have lots of favorites right now but I am loving the Lawn Fawn hot air balloon one!! Thanks for another awesome giveaway of some amazing crafting goodies.

  64. Carrie R.

    My favorite stamp set right now is Leafy Vine by Hero Arts. Love it!

  65. Terri (blindstamper)

    Right this second? Dream In Color by Reverse Confetti. I LOVE the sentiments in it…so fun! Now, it may be something else as soon as I use a different set. I love so many! :)

  66. Katie

    Love the card that you made. My favorite stamp set right now is Lawn Fawn’s Critters Down Under. I just find all of Lawn Fawn’s critters to be so darling.

  67. Such a sweet adorable card ..love it :)..And my fave stamp set right now is the Hero arts and IBS stamps ..can’t get enough of them :)

  68. For the last few months Mama Elephant’s Nursery Deco set has not left my desk. There are great sentiments and borders in that set that I just love.

  69. Thanks for all the great giveaways and I must say I wish you did a video tutorial every day. Lol. Favorite stamp set right now is Lawn Fawn’s Summertime Charm.

  70. Thanks for all the great giveaways. Wish you did video tutorials everyday. Favorite stamp set of the moment is Lawn Fawn’s Summertime Charm.

  71. Loly Borda

    My favorite right now are SSS. Thanks for the chance! (I don’t own any LF yet)

  72. Kit Cochran

    I love everything you’ve been doing; your blog, your vlog, your hauls :) My favorite stamp set is “Knotty” by Avery Elle.

  73. Jen McDermott

    Love this card, especially the subtle shading on the balloons, and I’m always a fan of a shaped card, for sure! I’d say my go-to sets right now are Lawn Fawn’s Blissful Botanicals with matching Lawn Cuts (I seem to be making tons of floral cards this spring/summer) and Mama Elephant’s Good Times. So many easy and fun sentiments to add to scrapbook layouts and as accents on cards. I find myself grabbing it a lot.

  74. Megan C

    My favorite right now is PTI’s pedal pusher! It so great and I love the font used for the sentiments!

  75. Danielle Near

    I don’t have a favorite I guess any that I can color with copics, water color pencils, or my new favorites prisma color pencils. The more the hair the better also. Thank you for the give-a-ways.

  76. kristyscraps

    Love those balloons! Oh man–if the ones I use the most are my favorites, I use a My Pink Stamper sentiment stamp in practically every card I make. But, I just LOVE Lawn Fawns make lemonade stamp–it’s just so super cute!

  77. Lawn Fawn Home Sweet Home. I’ve got a lot of people that have recently moved, and cards to make!

  78. Really adorable card,the balloons are so sweet! My favourite stamp set at the moment is the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Fine Feathers set,cant get enough of it!!

  79. Mateja

    I’m loving my HA background stamps. I use them all the time! :) If I have to pick only one, it would be the Leafy Vines stamp. LOVE IT :)

  80. SandiL

    Love your card and pink onto kraft cards stock, so cool. On my list for things to try :) My favourite stamp right now is Lawn Fawn Critters Ever After. I just keep coming back to play with it :) Have a great weekend Britta

  81. MartinaN

    Thanks for this opportunity to win. Beautiful card.
    I love flower stamps. Right now my favourite is Petal Pieces from Simon Says Stamp.
    Thanks again.

  82. I love this card! It’s super cute! :-)
    My favorite stamp sets right now are the True Love and Wood Background by Hero Arts and BasicGrey! :) xx

  83. Great card Britta. My favourite stamp set at the moment would have to be Happy Everything from Clearly Besotted Stamp. I love the rose on it!

  84. Cathy

    My favorite stamp now is Hullaballoo from Paper Smooches. Lots of birthday cards lately!

  85. Judy Hodges

    I love Critters Ever After by Lawn Fawn. The unicorn is my favorite.

  86. Susan Molinari

    I’ve been making cupcakes with an older hero arts stamp. But I’m coveting the hot air balloons from Papertrey Ink. I would love some goodies from Lawn Fawn too. ;)

  87. Denise Stevenson

    My favorite is always the next one that is coming in the mail !! Right now I’m playing with Lawn Fawn’s Happy Summer so I guess that’s my actual favorite.

  88. sandy mruk

    Your card is so cute. MY favorate stamp set is the Summer stamp by Lawn Fawn. Love the ants. I also have gotten quite a collection of Memory Box dies. Thanks for the chance to win.

  89. Janice U.

    My favorite stamp set right now is Critters in the Dog Park- I just love dogs! I have been inspired by watching You Tube videos of cards made with this stamp set and coordinating dies. Learning to use copic markers for the first time. I’d love to have these – I love balloons for birthday cards! Thanks.

  90. SuZeQ

    I’m with you, Britta … love Lawn Fawn Lucky Stars!!!

  91. Lori B

    So, I went into my craft room to pick out my favorite stamp set–couldn’t do it. I can give you a list of my top 15 tho!! I just love the colors you used on the balloons today-so pretty!

  92. Pingback: Friday Links to Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways #zentangle #tutorials #giveaways | lifeimitatesdoodles

  93. Nikki

    Lucky Stars! Just used it last night. :)

  94. Teresa

    I adore this card Britta! Sooo cute!! I am loving Kelly Purkey’s ‘Dude’ stamp set from SSS right now. Awesome sentiments!

  95. Andrea Reynolds

    I’m in love with all of the Cover-a-Card stamps from Impression Obsession. They are so easy to use!

  96. Maureen Chandler

    Love your balloon card – and the scalloped shape too! I have lots of young grandchildren and balloon cards are perfect for counting those birthdays! My favorite stamps right now are some old two-step SU stamp sets that I have dragged out! Thanks so much for all you share!

  97. LauraZ

    I have really been enjoying the Oh Snap set from Studio Calico these days. It has arrows, great sayings and some other fun elements.

  98. Jen R

    My fave is the newish set from PTI with the bike….I forgot what it’s called!

  99. Efrat S.

    Beautiful card. I love your question today, so much fun reading all the answers :-)
    I love The Sweet Life stamp set by PTI.

  100. Annette Vesth

    You have created such a wonderful happy card – very inspiring. My favorite stamp right now is Lawn fawn’s critters in the dog park.

  101. Barbara Escalante

    My favorite set at the moment is Lawn Fawn’s “Stay Tuned.” It is very retro and I like the retro trend.

  102. Barb Ghigliotty

    Such a FUN card, Britta…Love your coloring so much!

    I hope you have a really great time with your friends this weekend…you deserve it! Thank you so much for a chance to win in your very generous giveaway! Drive safely :-)

  103. Suzanne Watanabe

    Hi Britta!
    Love your adorable card! Actually I don’t really have one particular favorite stamp set….I love all balloons and cupcakes :)
    Thanks for the chance to win! Have a wonderful day :)

  104. Jemima Royall

    Hi Britta

    What a great giveaway! I think my favourite stamp set is probably Metropolis by Paper Smooches.

  105. Deana McMann

    My favorite stamp set is travel girl by October Afternoon.

  106. I love round cards and I love the idea of the balloons. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right image so it’s not crowded and I love the colorful balloons.
    My favorite stamp right now is Reverse Confetti color stamps. (ask me tomorrow it will be something different LOL)

  107. Lauren Harmer

    Hi Britta my favourite stamp set at the moment is the sentiment sampler from Paper Smooches :)

  108. Kathy Stacy

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite when you are a stamp junkie. I would love to own each and every stamp set ever made, especially by Lawn Fawn. They are so great.

  109. Great card! my favorite stamp set at the moment is my newest “come fly with me” by studio calico&hero arts

  110. Nuria

    Great card, love your coloring! My favorite stamp set at the moment is Lawn Fawn’s Bon Voyage set, it’s great for projects related to travel and vacation.

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  111. Abbie

    This is such a hard question haha! I would have to pick the stamp set that came with the July 2013 SSS Card Kit! So much fun to play with those cute cupcakes!

  112. Monica Maier

    Love love love Lawn Fawn, so its hard to pick a favorite. Since that is what you are asking for I will say Summertime Charm, love the little lightning bug with it’s glow light rings!

  113. My fave stamp sets the moment are all of Tim Holtz Blueprints. Thanks for the opportunity to win…have been eyeing the scalloped circles dies for ages now.

  114. Grace L.

    I dont know if it’s my favorite, but lawn fawn’s bannerific gets a lot of use!

  115. maureen

    LOve these…..

  116. Ohhh… my favorite stamp set right now is My Favorite Things – Blooming Roses! I can’t get enough of it.

  117. Still love my Dylusions stamps

  118. i’m really crushing hard on my Floral Fantasy Violets set from Crafter’s Companion and Sheena Douglass…i can’t get enough of that amazing bee image


  119. It’s definitely Paper Smooches Reflections. But my new fav is Avery Elle’s cupcake stamp set.

  120. SharonP

    Wow, hard to pick a fav but I love all things Paper smooches and had to narrow it down to 3 (1 was just to hard) Love Spring Fling, can’t get enough of that little chick, Green Acres, because the whole set makes me smile and Zoo Crew, cutest animals on the planet:)