Tag Archives: Contests

2nd Annual Paper Issues Blog Hop

16 Sep

I am so excited to be part of Paper Issues 2nd blog hop.  You will be treated to the best designers along the way.  We have all made some very fun things for you.

I have made a little card to follow our new theme,which starts today, called TREE HUGGER.

This hop which starts at 9am eastern, will run through Sunday the 18th 11:00pm eastern.

Also, the Paper Issues ETSY store is offering you a coupon code to use during the hop which will give you 25% off your order.

The coupon code for the Hop is HOP25.

ETSY STORE LINK:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/paperissues?ref=pr_shop_more

A lot of us have RAK’s to give away.  There are 3 different groups.

Scrapbook/Art Journal hop starts at this link:

http://scrapcandydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/09/do-you-have-issues-then-hop-along-with.html

Altered Project Hop starts at this link:

http://lorihairston.blogspot.com/2011/09/its-paper-issues-blog-hop.html

and the Card Hop starts HERE!! (ME)

https://polkacabana.wordpress.com/

Without further ado, here is my card for you all!

I used this adorable Digital Stamp from Tiddly Inks called:

Tree Hugger

I used a mixture of papers, some from Pink Paislee, Authentique Paper, Doodlebug Inc. and Stampin’ Up!  cardstock.

This card was so fun to make.  All the bright colors just make me giddy!

I love how the tree goes over the top of the page.  I put little extra touches here and there, see if you can spot any!  Can you see my button flower, my bead flower and the bling?

Well since you are here on the first stop for the CARD HOP, it is only fair for you to be tempted by the RAK/BLOG CANDY I am offering.

We will announce all the winner’s on Monday the 19th, some time.

My RAK is all Authentique Paper goodies.  All the papers measure 6 x 6.

I have included a sampling of each and every line they currently offer!

Isn’t this a great way yo start your weekend?

To be eligible for MY RAK,

you must be a follower of my blog,

you must leave a comment

and you get an extra entry if you FRIEND me on Facebook!

That is up to 3 chances you have to win this RAK.

I will make sure the 2 required requirements have been met when drawing a winner.

Now, if you would be so kind to head on over to:

Bethany Crowell – http://ribbonglitterandglue.blogspot.com/

She is the next contestant on THE PAPER ISSUES HOP!! (Done in my best Bob Barker voice!)

If you get lost, here is the order of the card hop:

1. Jeannie DeGruccio – https://polkacabana.wordpress.com/  (YOU ARE HERE!!!)

2. Bethany Crowell – http://ribbonglitterandglue.blogspot.com/2011/09/welcome-paper-issues-blog-hoppers.html

3. Corri Garza – http://buglvr.blogspot.com/2011/09/paper-issues-creative-team-card-blog.html

4. Cathy Dippolito –http://scrappycath.blogspot.com/2011/09/tree-hugger-card-and-pi-blog-hop.html

5. Gretchen McElveen – http://gretchenmac.blogspot.com/2011/09/paper-issues-blog-hop.html

6. Diana Fisher – http://designbydiana.blogspot.com/2011/09/i-have-paper-issues-hop.html

7. Kristy Dalman –  http://www.theoddgirl.com/2011/09/paper-issues-hop-along/

8. Kelly Ratcliff-http://kjsstamppad.blogspot.com/2011/09/paper-issues-blog-hop.html

9. Ruby McGuire – http://ruby2shoesdesign.blogspot.com/2011/09/hugged-any-trees-lately-join-in-on.html

10. Jess Mutty – http://scrapgoo.blogspot.com/2011/09/are-you-here-for-hop.html

BLING IT ON!!

9 Aug

It’s late (early 12:30 am) I am tired…

I will share my Sweet Stamps.com card and then add some details tomorrow (today) later, I mean!

Am I making any sense at all?

I used the set called HEY CHICK.

Here is what I came up with for the BLING theme!!

I paper pieced the little chick.

Then, I added some bling…

…and more bling….

and that is my BLING for you today!

Now it is your turn to bring on the BLING!

Head on over to:

http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/

Join our challenge!

You could be the lucky winner for a $20 gift certificate to Sweet Stamps.com!

Have a great Tuesday!

NO HOUSEWORK BLOG HOP

6 Apr

Welcome to the National No Housework Day Online Blog hop

! If you have arrived not knowing until now about the hop, no problem…just go back to

If It’s Groovy

http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com

This is where this hop starts and work your way through.

You may find games, prizes, projects and how do-you-dos along the path 🙂

We would appreciate it if you sign up to keep in touch with us by “following” and would love your comments!

Perhaps you arrived here from:

Diana (http://designbydiana.blogspot.com)

Great!  Hope you enjoyed that stop and the others so far!!!

We celebrate this national holiday by scrapping today

and into the weekend with projects that remind us of housework or getting away from it!!!

Take the day off, put up your feet and let’s hop!

For todays hop, I am celebrating my never-ending unorganized, lived in, loved, falling apart, seldom tidy house!

I am not about to show you pictures, but I did make a special plaque to capture my thoughts!

If this is your first stop to my blog, you need to know:

I am crazy about Mary Engelbreit!

I am crazy about polka dots!

I am crazy about cherries!

These are all the theme of my project.

I have taken a plain frame, removed the glass………

Why?

I am not rich enough to buy shadow boxes and this has a lot of layers.

I did not buy anything brand new for this project.  I did the phrase on PSE7, used scraps of wallpaper and just looked through my stash for things to match.

This is the kind of of project that is 100% me!

I love everything about it and now I need to find a place to hang it!

Another phrase that is great for this hop:

HOUSEWORK IS FOR THE BIRDS!!!

Keeping with that theme, I have created this nice prize pack for one lucky person.

It is a card kit.  You will get enough supplies to make (6) of these cards.

Finished Card counts as 1, plus supplies for the 5 others.

If one of the spots on the mushroom look weird, it is Photoshop’d in.

It fell off, and I did not notice till I was editing the pics!  OOPS!!

Side view of this one of a kind card, designed by ME:)

Here is a peek at the supplies (most of them) for the kit.

I hope you like it.

If you LOVE IT and would like an extra chance or chances to win this kit,

I invite you to head on over for the last couple of days of

Tally Scrapper’s

Light It Up Blue” Cyber Crop

Here are the projects I have done for this crop.

If you LOVE my card kit, head on over to TALLY, have a look around, leave some love and you get a 2nd entry for the card kit.

If you make a donation to AUTISM SPEAKS, through TALLY, you will earn a 3rd entry for the card kit.

If you decide to join Tally to have the time of your life, let them know Jeannie, aka, POLKA CABANA, referred you, you will get a 4th entry.

WHEW!!  Are you still with me?

See why we are going through the 10th for this HOP??

Thanks for your visit, please head over to see Kelly at http://kellyisascrapdiva.blogspot.com/

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Without further ado…put that broom, mop, dish soap DOWN and go visit KELLY!!

If it is reported back to me that  you have been doing house cleaning or have a clean house already, you will not be eligible for my prize! (JUST KIDDING)

 

You won’t be LEAF this!

15 Jan

Oh, I am a goofball, I love catchy titles!  Leaves, leaves are everywhere, at least in my craft room.  Cheery Lynn Designs is releasaing their DIMENSIONAL LEAVES DIES this coming Monday.  There are 4 sets, D136 Large Leaves 2, D134 Small Leaves 2, D135 large Leaves 1 and D133 Small Leaves 1. 

Head on over to Cheery Lynn Designs Blog to see what the other designers came up with for the DIMENSIONAL LEAVES debut.

Let me stop here to say a couple of words about Cheery Lynn Designs.  If you own a die cut machine, raise your hand.  Wait, that won’t work…I am going to assume most of you do.  Now, if you were to look at your dies what do you like about them?  If I were to answer this, I would have to say that I love the variety, I love the shapes and that there are lots of possibilities with dies.  What I can say about Cheery Lynn Design dies is this: My favorite thing about them is the spectacular detail these dies have.  The new leaf dies are perfect example of this.

To give you a better idea, here is a picture of 2 leaf dies I own from a different die manufacturer.  Cute?  Right?  They have a nice shape and are ok, nothing to do cartwheels about. 

But, now let me show you a Cheery Lynn die cut leaf, cut from the same green paper as the above leaves.

Need I say more?  Here is a picture of all the leaves together, no question which one is Cheery Lynn’s Designs.

 

In honor of the Dimensional Leaves Dies debut, I have made some cards to showcase the versatility of these dies.  Here is just a simple card.  The phrase on the front says: “Just droppin’ you a line”

Here is a close up of the leaves.  I always seem to finish my projects in the middle of the night.  Sorry that there is no outdoor lighting for these.

 

Next, is a Veggie Tales – Dimensional Leaf card.  This is their first collaboration together 🙂

 

Isn’t that great?  The inside says: “Is what I am of you!!”  Then I used one of the Cheery Lynn Expression Collection Embossing dies from the Excellence collection.

 

Now, are you still with me?  I want to make sure you know about 2 contests Cheery Lynn Designs is having. 

 The first is:  BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY!!

We are giving away a $40 Gift Certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs store.  It is simple to enter for a chance to win

  • Become a Follower of this blog
  • Add the Blog Candy blinkie to your blog

We will announce the winner on Sunday, January 30th.   
To add the blog candy blinkie to the sidebar of your blog, you can copy/paste this picture; please sure to link it to our blog address  http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.com/

 or you can copy this text into an HTML gadget. 

Click on the word TEXT and it will take you to the link to see the code.  My blog just tries to post the picture and messes the code up, so go over to Cheery Lynn Designs Blog for the code. 

 

The 2nd contest:   GUESS WHAT THE NEW DIE IS

 
 

HINT:

 
These are 2 great contests to get your Cheery Lynn Design fix.  So go on over and enter these contests, what are you waiting for?
  If you feel so inclined let them know that Jeannie and Bob the Tomatoe sent you.  Bob and I’d be much obliged! 
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day!!