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What was I thinking?

23 Sep

I had some very important things to share and forgot to yesterday!!

Guess what?  I have WINNERS!!  WINNERS to announce!!

Well 1 winner..

Donna Woods…COME ON DOWN…(in my best Bob Barker voice)

Donna is the winner of my prize package for the Paper Issues Blog hop.

She has won a sampler pack(put together by me) of Authentique Paper.

Donna…believe it or NOT..I have your address….

PS..I will send you Pennies for the Ferry Man too!

Plus your special order card:)

Ok…also I need to give a HUGE thank you to CANVAS CORP.

I have been making some fun things with their products.

They have the most UNBELIEVABLE variety of things.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be posting things as I get them done!

Here is my first card I have made with their Black & Kraft Papers.

This card is yet another Shelf Card.

Do you remember my 1st one?

You can see it HERE.

When I first attempted this pattern, I was using a normal grade of card stock (not Canvas Corp).  I have to say, I had a terrible time assembling the 1st card, because of the lack of durability of the OTHER card stock I was using. Also the pattern was messed up.  I sent it over to my friend Christina of CG SAYS, and she tweeked it…but I will have to let her know what else needs to be fixed…we are ALMOST THERE with this pattern!

When making this card, I had no problem what so ever.

 I used Canvas Corp Black & Kraft Gourmet Sampler, Bon Appetit Reverse and Ribbon Stripe.  The Black & Craft paper is very sturdy and perfect to make 3-d types cards with.

I wanted to create a card that went along with the theme of the paper, so I embellished it with kitchen cut-outs.  The phrase says “We knead some mix thoroughly time soon.”

This is perfect for me to give to my hubby because with 7 kids, there is not much time for the 2 of us.

I have to tell you about the other items I used to make this too.

I think I would be lost without all my AUTHENTIQUE PAPER  PETITE TYPEs.

They are always the perfect finishing touch on so many of my creations.

All the paper cut outs come from the Cricut Cartridge called FROM MY KITCHEN, a fun, fun cartridge!

My finishing touch is the sticker of the babies in front.  Isn’t that the perfect touch.  I have a lot of these stickers by Jone Bergquist Hallmark.

I hoard them an only use them on the very special projects of mine, since I am pretty sure they are out of print.

Focusing back on CANVAS CORP, I have to say their papers, (I like to think) were designed with me in mind.

They have (HANDS DOWN) the best black and white polka dot paper in the WORLD…I will never regret saying that!

Here is an older card I made and can you believe how that polka dot paper just pops out at you and totally MAKES this card?

How do you like the cherry die cuts?

I picked up that die at a thrift store for $.25.  What a steal!

I will be back in the next couple of days with more things.  Be sure to stop by on Sunday August 25, 2011, for my tutorial with Authentique Paper.

My plan for that post is to leave you speechless…tell what you think after I post!

For now…have a great weekend!

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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