July 31, 2010

From OWL of us - Thank you card

First I just want to say another thank you to everyone.  It was inspiring to have so many more followers and wonderful comments than I ever had before.  If you haven't yet, you visit my post here where you can comment for a chance to win Joy's Life "Lots of Pun" stamp set.  I'm also still hard at work trying to reach 100 followers.  If/when I get there I'll choose a cricut cartridge to give away.  Not sure which one yet since there are so many great options, but it'll be a good one, I promise!

I have a whole pile of thank you cards to make.  Today was a big day for my son's cub scout pack as we had a huge field day.  My husband and several other leaders have really been working hard for months to put all of this together and it was so successful.  We're hoping it becomes an annual event.  And what boy wouldn't have fun being sprayed down by the fire department?  I managed to stay dry.  It was an event held at our local high school and we want to send the principal a thank you card.  The school donated not only the use of the field (which is typically being used for football practice at this time of year) but also the time of the school employee who had to sit with use all day.  They could have made us pay his overtime but they didn't.  So he'll get a thank you card too since if he hadn't been available to be there, we wouldn't have been able to use the field!  Anyway....enough babbling and onto the project. 

This is the card I made for the principal.  This is one of the few cards I have ever done where I added almost no embellishment.  It is all paper and nothing else.  No ribbon, no stickles, no brads or buttons....not even a single stamp!  I used the Straight From the Nest Cricut cartridge which I LOVE LOVE LOVE!  The owl, the branch, and the phrase were all on the cartridge.  The phrase has some very thin words on it.  If I had done this over again I would definitely use a more dense cardstock.  Most of the cardstock was from the DCWV Flower Shower stack. The plain textured cardstock is from Couture Cardstock.  The pink was ran through my Cuttlebug using the D'vine Swirl folder.  And that was it...simple simple.  I even decorated the inside but forgot to take a picture of that part and its really late and I'm exhausted.  Anyway, enjoy the card.  :)

July 29, 2010


I cannot believe the response I've had on my blog since yesterday morning!  You all are amazing.  Thank you, thank you for the wonderful comments. 

When I started my blog, I didn't do it to get followers, I just wanted to be a part of this fabulous community of people that enjoy crafting as much as I do.  I get so much inspiration for everyone else and if I can inspire even just one person, it just makes my day! 

If I get to 100 followers, I will do another giveaway....maybe a cricut cartridge??  I don't want to get ahead of myself, but secretly I do hope I get more followers and I'd love to give all of you another chance to win something.

Again, thank you for the comments and the support.  It means so much to me.

Happy Crafting!


July 27, 2010

Day 3 Joy'sLife.com Give-A-Way!

Hello crafting community!  I cannot believe it has been so long since I've posted a project but I suppose life does get in the way.  What better way to make a come back than to be a part of the Joy'sLife.com give-a-way!  Wednesday is Day Three and you could be the lucky winner of a brand new, awesome Lots of Pun stamp set!

First, here is the project I made for you all today.  This was done using the Lots of Pun stamp set "cute as a bug" stamp and the Paisley cricut cartridge.  The heart stamp in the background is also in the Joy's Lots of Pun stamp set.  These stamps are so versatile and work well for tons of projects. 

Now, onto the exciting part!  Joy is going to be giving one lucky commenter on my blog a set of these stamps!  All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you.  I will be picking the winner with random.org on Monday, August 2nd.

For all those that do not win, you can still purchase they awesome, amazing stamps.  They are high quality photopolymer and stamp beautifully.  I just love them!  Not to mention how cute the phrases are!  These stamps will ship first class to the US and internationally or will be shipped Priority Mail.  Click here and you'll be taken to Joy's site. 

Again, leave me a comment on this post.  Thank you for visiting and I hope everyone is having a fabulous summer!

Happy Crafting,

July 26, 2010

Giveaway coming soon!!

I cannot believe I haven't updated this in a month!!!

Please visit me on Wednesday for the chance to win a great prize and see my newest project!  Until then....

Happy Crafting!