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A Cheery Lynn Designs tribute to The Girl in the Garden

1 Jul
For one of my other jobs, I get to Book Reviews for the SIMPLY STACIE blog.
On June 22, 2011 my review of THE GIRL IN THE GARDEN was posted.
To see the review go here.
The book was WONDERFUL.  
Now if it wasn’t enough to have a fabulous book sent to me to read and review,
I was able to interview the author, KAMALA NAIR also.
My Q & A with her is located at:
There is some sort of GOOGLE thing that will not allow me to put the whole content here on my blog,
so be sure to head over to SIMPLY STACIE to see the interview.
For our CHEERY LYNN purposes, you can see, this card is a tribute to the wonderful book cover of The Girl in the Garden.
Isn’t it a GORGEOUS cover?
Here is my card based on the cover.

Here are the 2 side by side.

This was my first time working with the new die called EMPEROR’S SWAN.
I was amazed at what an easy time I had cutting this out. My secret?

You can see how intricate and delicate this die is; the CUTTLEHUG made this painless for me!

I hope you like what I have created today.

Be sure to see these 2 links for a chance to win a copy of this book!  

Chance #1 – http://simplystacie.net/book-giveaway-the-girl-in-the-garden-us-can/ 

Chance #2 – http://polkacabana.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/good-news-and-giveaway/

As for my card, I will be sending it to Kamala Nair :)

The winner of the BOOK GIVEAWAY on my blog will get a duplicate of this card for themselves too! 

Be sure to leave me a comment on the Book Giveaway post and This post for a chance to win this card.

If you ever get in a rut and need inspiration, it is really all around you.
Do you have a stack of books?
Go look through the covers and if one inspires you to make a card, I’d love to know and see it!
Look everywhere there is beauty and ideas everywhere!
My challenge for you is to go out and find it somewhere unexpected:)
This has been Jeannie from THE POLKA CABANA with today’s post!
Products used in today’s post:

Sisters of the Sari – New book Review and Giveaway

29 Jun

Do you need a wonderful book to get lost in?  

-My review of  Brenda L. Baker’s

Sisters of the Sari

is up on the Simply Stacie Blog.

I can’t tell you too much here, but I can tell you, I LOVED IT!!

I will hold a drawing for my copy, but once again here are some requests to qualify.

Head on over to Simply Stacie to read the full review here:

http://simplystacie.net/book-review-sisters-of-the-sari/

For a chance to win this book the instructions are:

 (Leave one comment on this blog for each request of mine you complete)  Up to 5 chances are possible per person.

1)  Read the whole review on Simply Stacie and leave a comment regarding the review

2) Comment here at The Polka Cabana that  you read the review

3)  Sign up to follow Simply Stacie.net

4) Sign up to follow The Polka Cabana

5) Refer a friend, that mentions you sent them for an additional entry.

Good luck, I hope all my crafty friends share my passion for reading too!

I will choose a winner with RANDOM.ORG.

This giveaway will stay open until 7/30/2011.  

The time has come and gone for my giveaway on:

WHERE’S MY WAND!  

I do not need to do RANDOM.ORG since Mrs. Donna Woods got all 4 entries!

 Congrats Donna!!  Send me your mailing address:)

Another REALLY GOOD BOOK – Giveaway too!!

23 Jun

Is mystery/suspense your type of book?  

My review of  Jim Bernheimer’s

DEAD EYE:  PENNIES FOR THE FERRYMAN

is up on the Simply Stacie Blog.

I can’t tell you too much here, but I can tell you, I LOVED IT!!

I will hold a drawing for my copy, but once again here are some requests to qualify.

Head on over to Simply Stacie to read the full review here:

http://simplystacie.net/book-review-dead-eye/

For a chance to win this book the instructions are:

 (Leave one comment on this blog for each request of mine you complete)  Up to 5 chances are possible per person.

1)  Read the whole review on Simply Stacie and leave a comment regarding the review

2) Comment here at The Polka Cabana that  you read the review

3)  Sign up to follow Simply Stacie.net

4) Sign up to follow The Polka Cabana

5) Refer a friend, that mentions you sent them for an additional entry.

Good luck, I hope all my crafty friends share my passion for reading too!

I will choose a winner with RANDOM.ORG.

This giveaway will stay open until 7/15/2011.

Good news and Giveaway!!

22 Jun

I am so proud to say that I will be on the TALLY SCAPPER.COM design team.

This is a dream job as I love all the ladies on Tally Scrapper.

In the next couple of days, watch for my Tally Tribute post!  There will be a giveaway along with it!  I hope to get this together in the next week or so!  I am on a mini vacation this weekend which will delay this a bit!

As for a giveaway to announce, I have a new book review up today.  

You will have to read the review to find out how much I liked this WONDERFUL book!

I will hold a drawing for my copy, but once again here are some requests to qualify.

Head on over to Simply Stacie to read the full review here:

http://simplystacie.net/book-review-the-girl-in-the-garden/

For a chance to win this book the instructions are:

 (Leave one comment on this blog for each request of mine you complete)  Up to 5 chances are possible per person.

1)  Read the whole review on Simply Stacie and leave a comment regarding the review

2) Comment here at The Polka Cabanthat  you read the review

3)  Sign up to follow Simply Stacie.net

4) Sign up to follow The Polka Cabana

5) Refer a friend, that mentions you sent them for an additional entry.

Good luck, I hope all my crafty friends share my passion for reading too!

I will choose a winner with RANDOM.ORG.

This giveaway will stay open until 7/15/2011.

New Book Review & Giveaway!

17 Jun

I have no idea how I missed this.  My review for the FABULOUS book called:

Where’s My Wand: One Boy’s Magical Triumph Over Shag Carpeting went up on the Simply Stacie blog.  

This book, was such a JOY!  I simply LOVED it!!  If  you want to know what it is about and have a chance to win my copy, read on!

I will hold a drawing for my copy, but once again here are some requests to qualify.

Head on over to Simply Stacie to read the full review here:

http://simplystacie.net/book-review-wheres-my-wand/

For a chance to win this book the instructions are:

 (Leave one comment on this blog for each request of mine you complete)  Up to 5 chances are possible per person.

1)  Read the whole review on Simply Stacie and leave a comment regarding the review

2) Comment here at The Polka Cabana that  you read the review

3)  Sign up to follow Simply Stacie.net

4) Sign up to follow The Polka Cabana

5) Refer a friend, that mentions you sent them for an additional entry.

Good luck, I hope all my crafty friends share my passion for reading too!

I will choose a winner with RANDOM.ORG.

This giveaway will stay open until 6/30/2011.

My newest “JOB”

8 Jun

I have not had the opportunity to blog about my newest job.  Well, maybe it is not a job, but I will call it one.  

Have you heard of the Simply Stacie.net blog?  Simply Stacie has over 8900 followers and reviews tons of different types of products.

I have been “hired” on as one of her book reviewers.  I call this my BIG GIRL job, because I am in total control of what I want to review.  I read the pitch and if it seem like something I like, I say I will review it and in turn someone sends me the book, I read it and give my honest opinion.

This has been so much fun, I have read so many great books in the past couple of weeks.  As my reviews go up on Simply Stacie, I will alert  you.

My first review is up today.  I have the copy I was given and I would love to pass it along to someone who reads my review and thinks it sounds like a book they’d like to read.

I will random.org choose a winner on  7/15/2011.

(DATE HAS BEEN REVISED)

All you have to do is go to the link for my review, read the review and leave a comment on my blog and Simply Stacie’s blog to be eligible for the random drawing for the book.

Today’s review is for a book called LAGAN LOVE.  I can’t publish the whole review here, since it is a blogging guffaw, but I can tell you a bit about the book.  

It is set in Ireland and focuses heavy on folklore and personal relationships and how the folklore affects the relationships of the characters.

Head on over to Simply Stacie to read the full review here:

http://simplystacie.net/book-review-lagan-love/

For a chance to win this book the instructions are:  (Leave one comment on this blog for each request of mine you complete)  Up to 5 chances are possible per person.

1)  Read the whole review on Simply Stacie and leave a comment regarding the review

2) Comment here at The Polka Cabana that  you read the review

3)  Sign up to follow Simply Stacie.net

4) Sign up to follow The Polka Cabana

5) Refer a friend, that mentions you sent them for an additional entry.

Good luck, I hope all my crafty friends share my passion for reading too!

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