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Jun 15, 2009

Mad's World: BLOG CANDY

My daughter Madeline watches American Idol with me and she became an Adam Lambert fan this year! She loves his over the top style! She LOVED his Mad World performance... coincidentally one of her nicknames is Mad. :) So... I decided to merge her favorite (for now) song, her nickname and the ADORABLE Poppies set from MFT to create this Princess-Punk wall hanging for her.

If love was measured in Swarovski crystals... you could say I REALLY love my daughter! LOL I hand glued 88 4mm Swarovskis to this wall hanging! OUCH! LOL I gladly gave them up though. Her super-sweet SQUEAL made it SO worth it! :) I used my Bling Bet Alphabet from MFT to stamp the letters. They have 4mm holes in them for perfect placement of crystals or whatever you want to fill them with.

I knew I wanted to make the focal point look like a record and I came up with something that I think is a cool little trick. I used my circle cutter (I use the curvy cutter with the glass mat and hard plastic templates) and LIGHTLY dragged my blade around at varying sizes to create the rings on the black card stock. None of the rings are "cut" they are just "scratched" if that makes sense. I like that it looks like the little rings on records.
I had pulled out a bunch of silver hardware to work with and found some belt findings in the mix. My hubby had a cinch type belt on, so I asked him to take it off (hubba hubba LOL) and I used it as a guide to make my own cinched belt to use as an embellishment.
I ran red line adhesive under the belt to keep it in place and also a red line dot under the "hanging" part of the belt to keep it snug and tight.
The card stock portion of the wall hanging is heavily red-line taped to a piece of heavy weight 12 X 12 black chipboard for durability. I used a picture hanger at the top and secured it with the brad that is in the center of the top row. :)
She has been SO ready to hang this up since I finished it up a couple days ago... Madeline... come and get it. :)
Ink: Going Gray, Memento Black, Riding Hood Red
Paper: SU Rockabilly, black, white
Accessories: Janome Sew Mini, Swarovski Crystals, SU brads, silver brads, Heidi Swapp ghost shapes stars (mini and large), Curvy Cutter, Spica glitter pen, Copic markers, silver belt hardware, SU ribbon, red line dimensionals, 12 X 12 Black Chipboard
OH, I almost forgot... I DID mention the BLOG CANDY, right? :) No? Well... I have been posting lots of Poppies projects and with my most recent order from MFT, I added a set for YOU! Yep, YOU! :) I appreciate all of you so much for stopping by and I thought it was time for a little treat. ONE lucky blog reader will win the stamp set, The Poppies, by MFT. It is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES and I just had to share the love.
Want to see it?
Want to win it?
All you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Say whatever you'd like. With your comment, please leave your name and e-mail address so I can contact you if you win. I will choose ONE winner randomly (using random.org) on June 19th. One comment per person, please. :)
Have a wonderful day and ROCK ON! :)
The winner of the blog candy was chosen on random.org. Here it is:

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Timestamp: 2009-06-19 19:50:42 UTC

And here is the winner and her comment:


Julie Campbell said...
Looks like I might be the first to comment. (#1 is never lucky!) LOL! Anywhoo... I LOVE this MFT set! It's been at the top of my radar since the first sneak! So... thank you for your generosity (and I think you have great taste!). ;)

6/15/2009 3:15 AM


I guess #1 CAN be lucky, huh? :) Julie, e-mail me your address and I will pop the set in the mail for you! Congratulations and thank you ALL for reading my blog. :)

76 comments:

  1. Looks like I might be the first to comment. (#1 is never lucky!) LOL! Anywhoo... I LOVE this MFT set! It's been at the top of my radar since the first sneak! So... thank you for your generosity (and I think you have great taste!). ;)

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  2. Jody,
    The wall hanging is so cute. How creative for the record grooves. It would be great for any young teen. My birthday is the 19th so you better pick my number.

    Jan B

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  3. Your daughter is so lucky! The wall hanging in adorable. I have been in love with this set since release, but I've been saving my $ for some copics. Getting it FREE would fit right in my budget *wink* Thanks for the opportunity to win

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  4. The wall hanging is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for the chance to win!

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  5. What a great project--love it~!

    thanks,
    Lyn
    ultimateozfan@aol.com

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  6. Wow love what you have done with this set. It would be perfect, and my dh plays the drums, and the girls are always wanting lessons!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  7. Get out girl! I swear every time I visit your blog I am once again amazed at what you come up with! Your creativity NEVER stops!
    The idea of scratching the cardstock to make rings for the record is BRILLIANT!!!
    Thanks for always inspiring us!!!

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  8. You have come up with the cutest creations with this set!! So much so that I want one for myself but I'm trying to save money for the family vacation next month. So giving us a chance to win is wonderful! Thank you for sharing all of your amazing creation with us!

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  9. All these Poppies projects have just been the cutest! Thanks for sharing the fun with your readers!

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  10. I love this wall hanging!! And the way you "scratched" the record circles is ingenious! What a great surprise for her. Thanks for sharing your wonderful blog; I'm a big huge fan!!

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  11. Wow, you totally rock for giving away a set of these stamps. I've seen the other projects you've posted on here and have fallen in love with those little rocker girls. Oh, I would love to get my hands on them! :)

    Corinna
    www.myscrapbooklife.com

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  12. I love what you've been doing with this set - very adorable. So cute that your daughter appreciates Adam and that song - it is one of my favorite performances of his. I look forward to seeing what he does with his talent!!
    pegg (peggstone at gmail dot com)

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  13. I love your record and all of the crystals! Very cute project!

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  14. Love this card and all the details rock. I would love to be the lucky stamper to play with this fabulous and fun stamp set. Thanks so much for a chance and thinking of us in blogland.

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  15. O I loved Adam too! I love all your cards and Love this!! That set would make a great bday present for me ;) Thanks for the chance! -Jacquie
    jacquienordaune@gmail.com

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  16. Love the card you made with the set! You always come up with such great ideas. :-)

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  17. Jody this is adorable!! I just love those little poppies. This is such a great idea.

    And thanks for the offer of blog candy here is my email since I am crossing my fingers that I win, haha.

    jaymerzstamps@sbcglobal.net

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  18. I have been loving all of your samples using The Poppies. The grooves in the record are genius. I would love to have my own set to play with. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  19. Wow, this card is fantastic and I love the record, you did an awesome job on making it look so realistic.

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  20. Fabulous!! Great idea for the record. I love this set, thank you for the chance to win.

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  21. This turned out so cute!

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  22. You always outdo yourself. Love the project as usual. Your girls are lucky to have you to create with. How fun!!

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  23. I would absolutely love to win this set..I love it so much. I love your wall hanging! The crystals in the name are a great touch, and I can't believe how you came up with the idea to make the grooves in the record. Great job as always. I'm still depressed about Adam not winning AI. What an injustice!

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  24. Madeline is one lucky girl to have you as a mom! All those crystals!! Great trick to make the cardstock look like a vinyl record.

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  25. Cute, cute card. Awesome colors and design!

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  26. This ROCKS!!! What an awesome idea!

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  27. Absolutely adorable! I love the wall hanging! The Poppies is at the top of my wish list right now! Thanks so much for a chance to win!
    Have a great day!
    ~Angie
    angiegrogan@gmail.com

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  28. You Rock! I love all your projects, in fact you have your own CASE folder in my ideas to um recreate!

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  29. Wow--how very cool! You did Adam proud! Love your record with the grooves, Madeline will love it! Thanks for the chance to win.
    djstamper2003 at yahoo dot com

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  30. What a fun card, love it! I don't watch American Idol, but this stamp set would be fun for a "Rock Star" party invites!

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  31. What an adorable project! I would lvoe to win this fantastic set. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Michelle mach713 at gmail dot com.

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  32. oooh - jody - these little cuties are on my wishlist... thanks for the chance to win! i love how you did the record album with the grooves - such a clever idea! -marni

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  33. Mad world was my favorite performance too :) This is so cute and funky. I bet she was totally thrilled. :)

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  34. Wow Jody! So generous- thanks! Love your record- does your daughter even know what it is?? wink wink!
    Oh, and pick me pick me!
    Diane Cooper
    diane7@rogers.com

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  35. Awesome wall hanging -- your daughter is so lucky!

    Thanks for all you share on your wonderful blog!

    Smiles,
    Joyce Spear
    stamperjoyce at aol dot com

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  36. Did I hear Adam Lambert? Just loved him, and his hair is to die for! I hope I win the Poppies stamp set, I have so many grandaughters that that set will be in a lot of use. Thanks for the chance to win. Also, your daughters poster is lovely.
    Stella

    saboatman@cableone.net

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  37. Jody!! your projects are always amazing!! LOVE the wall hanging.

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  38. The wall hanging turned out beautifully! Thanks for always inspiring and just wanted to say that I love the sticky stuff!!

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  39. Awesome wall hanging project. I just love it!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

    Raquel
    raqode7@hotmail.com

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  40. Yea! My girls too love AI (almost 4 & 6!). It's fun to watch it with them to see who they like. Hope you're enjoying it here in Texas!

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  41. Jody ~ This wall hanging is fantastic! I love everything you have done with this Poppies set so far. Thanks for the chance to win a set of my own :)

    Jodi

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  42. Wow your wall hanging is beautiful! I love all the crystals on it too - boo on me because I almost bought this set at the Orlando Expo and passed it up! It is too cute!

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  43. I love this adorable wall covering you made Jody! The colors, the front cover, the overall look! Just an amazing job! I think Adam would be proud too :)

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  44. Thanks for all your inspiration.

    Have a great day.

    pscole3467 at gmail dot com

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  45. I absolutely LOVE this set!! I would love to win it. I have two teenaged daughters and I can imagine all sorts of fun using it!

    -Karin
    gingerbreadmom@bak.rr.com

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  46. Your daughter has good taste in music! I liked him too...but I also liked Kris...so no matter who won, I was happy.
    ansa
    JustAnsa@aol . com

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  47. Those poppies are awesome! I would LOVE this set.
    Great idea with the record.

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  48. Love all your poppies creations Jody!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. I don't need to be entered for the drawing (though it's an adorable set), but just wanted to say what a great card! You have to be one of the best moms ever! :)

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  50. What a cute project! I'm sure your daughter just loved it!

    lesrod82@hotmail.com

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  51. Hey Jody! I love the projects you've been making with this set! They are way too cute! And I would have squealed too if I got that wall hanging!

    Thanks for the congrats on our sweet Abigail! I'll be sure to keep the site updated with news!

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  52. you consistently knock my socks off with your creativity. Thanks for always sharing how you made everything -- even though I will never get through my wish list of things to copy LOL - I love knowing how it was done, should I ever find some free time!

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  53. Okay, you are just the coolest mom ever! ;)

    I *LOVE* the way you scratched the circles to create the record album -- total genius!! :)

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  54. Finally I can be part of an all-girl rock band! Thanks for the candy!

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  55. This is my new facorite set and I have it on just about every wish list I have given out :) I am sooooo crossing my fingers. Thanks for the chance and the inspiration.

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  56. Goodness what a cute project. I just adore this set. I love everything you've done with the Poppies! You sold me on this set with all your inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win one.

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  57. Jody, I love the wall hangin it is so cool! I love what you did with the record, very clever. That is one cute stamp set, it is on my wish list. Thank you for the chance to win it!

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  58. I love your Poppy stuff, especially the Poppy book! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  59. Love your blog...and the creation featured on this post! Thank you for the chance to win.

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  60. YOur project is super fabulous! Love it!

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  61. Oh my gosh this is so cute! I love the way the record came out, perfect. :o)

    ~*Priscilla*~
    AngelFae20@aol.com

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  62. Marcia Walthers6/16/2009 1:39 AM

    Wow, what a dedicate lady you are to hand place all that glitz!

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  63. OMG Jody, when I saw this in the gallery....I almsot fell outta my chair! This record is AMAZING! What an awesome idea and I just bet your daughter loved it. Smart girl to know what a record is! LOL

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  64. I love American Idol too and really was impressed by the perfomance by Adam and Allison. The wall hanging is perfect.
    Linda Peterson

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  65. Cute~Cute~Cute. I adore the Poppies set - I was hooked when I saw your board book. I'd love to win it! Great Giveaway! jcamphuysen-at-sbcglobal.net
    ~Jen

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  66. Those stamps are so cute, and all of your samples with them have been wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  67. how awesome...i am sure your dd will LOVE it! (AND Adam Lambert!)

    Soooo....are you moving back to TX???????

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  68. THIS IS GORGEOUS! I love the crystals and how you did the rings for the record :) Please enter me into your blog candy contest if you would - my dd is in a band and I would love to use the set to make cards for her!

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  69. Darn you, Jody. Now I really NEED this set. It is darling.

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  70. What an absolutely darling set. What a fantastic giveaway.
    jeniterry@aol.com

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  71. Love Mad's World - and Adam's version was AWESOME!! The set looks great, I know my dd would love stuff made with it.

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  72. What a fabulous idea, Jody! I love it! (I loved Adam's performance too. It's on my ipod.) :)

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  73. Wow, your daughter must love it. Lots of bling and such a great idea to make the grooves for the record.

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  74. So cute! Your project is adorable!
    kristastamps

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  75. I've lost touch with your blog for awhile but I'm glad I found you again! I really like your work :)

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