30 September 2010

PDCC #49

Hello, friends:}

Today starts another Play Date Cafe challenge! LOVE LOVE LOVE this challenge blog--great DT and wonderful color combos!! 
Our sponsor this week is Pat Huntoon with Technique Junkies. The Technique Junkies Newsletter was started in 2002 as a resource for Rubber Stamping Techniques. This newsletter is published every-other month, featuring 15 or more stamping techniques in a step-by-step format. Pat has graciously given the DT a new technique to use for this week's challenge. This technique will be featured in the 10/10 newsletter! This technique was the "clipping" technique which added lots of room for creativity and your images! SO FUN!! And Pat will be giving one of our lucky players a three year online subscription. The winner will have access to the 2009-2011 issues---nearly 300 Technique Tutorials. Thanks so much, Pat and Technique Junkies!!!

This week, Sarah Anderson, shared with us a beautiful color palette: teal, hot pink, rusty orange, and chocolate brown. LOVE these colors together! I used the technique found in the 10/10 issue of Technique Junkie's newsletter. This technique allowed for lots of creativity and can be used with LOTS of different stamp sets!! I wanted my bird [Basic Grey stamp] to be the focus on that teal paper. And with this technique, I was able to highlight it by cutting around the image. My first try at this card is shown in this first picture {which you can see the full effect of the technique}. I was going to add the sentiment and some rusty orange ribbon by American Crafts at the bottom....then I started to think I wanted to make the bird pop a bit more. I found {under a pile of scraps} this fab orange paper and made the bird 3D!! LOVE it:) This card is also in the mail---headed to my PDCC DT friend, Sue!! Happy birthday, again!!! 
First take--love that bird!! And the ribbon and sentiment would have been on the bottom...but then I made the bird pop...
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by all the other PDCC DT members' blogs!! The team blew me away with this technique!! WOW! You have got to see these creations--LOVE IT!

Pat Huntoon {Guest Designer}
Lisa Somerville
Sarah Anderson
Andrea Ewen
Ruby 2 Shoes
Suzanne Czosek
Julie Ranae
Savannah O'Gwynn {that's me!}

And don't forget::: if you want to play along, be sure to stop by The Play Date Cafe blog and link up before Tuesday, October 5 at 11:59pm!! I cannot wait to see what you do with these colors! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! LOVE sharing the PDCC challenges with you! LOVE when we get to visit:} Be blessed!!

29 September 2010

Happy birthday....SUE!!

Hello, friends:}

Today is a special day....it's Sue's [from The Play Date Cafe] birthday! Happy happy birthday, Sue! May your day be filled with fun, laughter, family, love, and crafting goodies or time in the studio:} And I just have to add that Sue sent me the most beautiful card the other day--it was even featured on the Ippity blog for "Sunday Favs"!! Way to go, Sue!! Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her some birthday wishes and love:}
Thanks card by Sue

And speaking of birthdays...I forgot to share with you three cards that I received for my birthday. These cards were created by another PDCC DT:: Ruby and her daughter, Tinks! I just love these cards. All of them are different sizes and full of fun and details. I just love that feather on the last card (Tinks added that! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!). 
Have Fun by Ruby--love that teal green paper! OHHH! Beautiful:)
You make me Smile by Tinks and Ruby--love that flower:) 
Feather Card by Tinks {love love love that feather!}
Thanks, Ruby and Tinks, for sending birthday wishes!! LOVED the cards and goodies:}

One more thing...there is a blog giveaway going on over at He IS Able. I know I love FREE goodies--and these goodies will help you get started on your Christmas notes/cards! How fun!! Be sure to head over there for your chance to win! Giveaway ends soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with more Play Date Cafe goodness and a new technique:) FUN! I've been crafting in the studio this week...and I can't wait to share with you all the fun cards that I've made! LOVE IT! Be blessed:}

27 September 2010

WINNER winner:)

Hello, friends:}

I am so excited to share with you our winner for the CSN Stores giveaway! WOW! I'm glad the giveaway is over because I added about 13 new items to my wish list:) LOL! THANK YOU to all who played along...wish I could give you all a little gift! 

So our winner was....picked by Random.org....

True Random Number Generator  7Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Julie said::: Hey Savvy...went over to FB and 'liked' CSN and you know, I really do! Thanks for the tip!

Congrats, Julie! Please contact me within 24 hours to claim your prize. {sbmmhoover} {at} yahoo {dot} {com}.

Again--thank you to all who played along! I will have another giveaway soon! So be sure to stop back by! And be sure to stop by this week for more Play Date Cafe, EtsyInspired, and All Things Unity challenges! LOVE IT! Be blessed:}

25 September 2010

EIC #107 {Indigotwin}

Hello, friends:}

Today starts another fabulous challenge over at the EtsyInspired blog!! This week's featured shop is Indigotwin--what a FUN shop! I was inspired by about twelve creations... but I only had time to make three cards! Indigotwin makes paper clay folk art sculptures. And one winner will receive this "sweet" cupcake and set of four gift tags. LOVE it!

Our sponsor this week is Blackleaf. So many cute images, borders, and patterns on this site! You have got to check it out:} And one winner will receive this super cute flip flop clip art. SO FUN!

My first card was inspired by this sheep....so so so adorable. I actually can't share my creation--I've got an idea and it is super cute! I just can't share it with you...finger's crossed it might be picked for submission! I can tell you that I used my Unity stamps for it! LOVE it!! I will share it ASAP (or as soon as it is rejected!). 

This next card was created after seeing this cute October home decoration piece. I am not a fan of Halloween...but I really liked the stack of pumpkins and the glittery green. Well...I started to make this card and I didn't even add any green (other than the wire near the stem of the pumpkins). I still love the way this card turned out! I used my new Sept. KOTM from Unity [pumpkins]--and I stamped the Unity music background inside of the pumpkins with my old paper distress ink (not sure if you can see it, but it is super cute in person). I also used my Unity 100% Happy set for the "FUN" bingo card behind the spellbinder tag. The sentiment is from Ippity's That's Creepy! SO SO SO in love with this card! I was inspired by Melissa Phillips halloween card. LOVE it!!

My last card is my FAV FAV FAV! I love this card---I love owls! I just can't stop using this cute Unity August KOTM owl. So sweet:} I was inspired by this owl trio. Originally I wanted to make all three of these owls...but I love how this turned out with just one. I also used Unity's Christmas Bough for the sentiment. So fun! I love that santa hat--that fluff is by heating up some liquid applique! ACK--just love it! I actually think that this owl almost matches perfectly the one in the inspiration photo! And this card was created for the Jolly Holiday Greeting Card challenge over on Moxie Fab. I normally don't start making my Christmas cards until the week before! So this was a fun challenge;}
That's it for me today! I am so glad you stopped by. Be sure to stop by all the other EtsyInspired DT members' blogs for more super cute creations! I just love visiting these ladies' blogs--TALENTED:}

Kim Wilson {September Guest DT}
Joy {**NOTE:: It was Joy's bday yesterday!! Leave her some love and bday wishes!!}
Savannah {that's me}

And don't forget to head on over HERE for the last chance to win a $60 CSN Stores gift certificate! Be sure to stop by there and enter to win--today you can TRIPLE your chances to win!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Love sharing my creations with you! LOVE the EIC!! Be blessed!

24 September 2010

a special day....and FWF {Sept. 24} plus...triple day for CSN giveaway

Hello, friends!!

**$60 CSN giveaway instructions HERE! More chances to win today!!! All comments must be on THIS post. 

Today is soooooo special! It's my dear friend's birthday--HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULIE!!! Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her some LOVE--plus, she is doing GROWING IN UNITY this week--so all your comments will be entered in a drawing for FREE Unity stamps! LOVE it! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JULIE!

Today is also FWF--love love love FWF! It's my way of linking up with Unity and sharing all my creations. I want to say THANK YOU to all who were inspired and created a card for the FWF challenge last week--I was honored that this card {to the right} was the inspiration piece:} I have waited for this FOREVER! HOOOOORAY! I was actually going to play along--but I didn't know if that was legal:)

My first card was featured on the CARDS blog yesterday. Paige set up another awesome challenge- to create a card with a pocket. I love this gift card pocket that I made. I love the notches on the sides and the string to tie this pocket up. That is actually how it is staying together--I didn't use any glue. LOVE it! I used several of my Unity stamps {I like to combine sets! SO FUN!}--butterfly [Unity's Butterfly Garden], flowers [Unity's Everything Extraordinary] and the sentiment is from Ippity's Totally Happy set. LOVE it!

This next card was created for the Hip Hop sketch challenge last week. I LOOOOOOOOVE this card too! I love the sketch--and I made it my own. I rotated the sketch, and I used two Tim Holtz tickets and a sentiment [Ippity's Life is the Journey set] instead of three buttons. I also made the oval into a tag. I love that bike stamp [Unity's August 09 KOTM]. The papers I used were from the Recollections "I Wanna Ride" line. LOVE it! Then I thought that the tag was a bit bare--so I added that circular tab and stamped Unity's Amazing Me number 1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card!
**NOTE:: This photo is much better than the one in SCS!! 

And my last card is super duper cute too--I just love anything with Unity and Ippity stamps! I made this card for the Limelight sketch challenge last week. Mandy, owner of Limelight, is expecting {3rd baby!!}--so I used that as my inspiration as well! I love this card--Limelight always has an extra element to their sketches; this week we were to use tags. So I made that square piece into a tag and went from there--the sentiment is from Unity's Our Life Our Stories. The sheep is a part of Unity's Love Ewe set. I don't know if you can see the background paper--in each of the little flowers there is a blue dot. I popped those with matching glitter. It looks so cute! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
That's it for me today! Be sure to stop by the Unity blog for a complete list of friends with flair! Love it--and be sure to look for the blinkie--you could win some FREE Unity!

Don't forget that All Things Unity is having a challenge supporting Breast Cancer Research. Head on over to the ATU blog for deets! This challenge ends Saturday, October 2!!

And just so you know--my CSN Store giveaway is still going on! You have until Saturday, Sept. 25 to leave your comments. Today is a special day---there are THREE more ways to enter today! So be sure to head HERE for that $60 giveaway! I just love free stuff! Love CSN!! 

Thanks for making it this far in my post! I know I have a lot to share with you--just love sharing my Unity creations and talking with you! I also love giving things away! I hope you will join in the fun!! Be blessed:}

23 September 2010

PDCC #48

Hello, friends;}

Today is such a great day!! We start another fun color combo over at The Play Date Cafe. And just a side note--oh my! I just loved looking at all the creations from last week! WOW! So impressed with your wonderful projects!! Thanks for playing along with us.

This week we have a beautiful photo inspiration. The colors are dark purple, lime green, and grey. I love it! Love those lockers on the wall! I want some:} Our sponsor this week is Crafty Individuals. So many fun images and stamps! The PDCC DT was lucky enough to score a set to play with. My stamp set had four squares with butterflies. Of course, I picked stamps with butterflies! LOVE it:} My picture doesn't show the background cardstock well--it's grey not lavender. I love how this mini card turned out. I just love mini cards in general!! 
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by all the other Play Date Cafe DT members' blogs for some more crafty inspiration. So beautiful!!

Savannah O'Gwynn {that's me!}

Just a reminder::: This challenge (PDCC#48) will end on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 11:59pm. Be sure to link up before then!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for more chances to win a free gift certificate from CSN Stores. You won't want to miss out! Hope you will also join in the fun over at the PDCC! Can't wait to see what you make!! Be blessed:}

ps...Today you can leave another comment HERE telling me something you would buy from any of the CSN Store. **NOTE:: Only comments left on THIS post are eligible for the giveaway. I've updated THIS post  about the giveaway so you can see all the ways you can win!!! I've loved seeing all the items you want! I've added several to my list too!!

22 September 2010

HUGE giveaway:) Just for you!!!

Hello, my friends!!!

ETA (9.27.10) **WINNER announced here. Thanks to all who left comments!! 

Ok--I know that title got your attention...I also know you know how much I love love love CSN Stores! I could search on their sites for hours--so many cool products and items!! You have to check out these console tables. Get out!! I love them! I just love the look of these contemporary tables. And what a great price!! 

I also found these...these would def. make my new haircut look sassy:}

And this... I def. need this new set of pots/pans. LONG story--I will share another time! LOVE this yellow! And these come in several other colors!! 

OH MY--look at this! I have got to get me one of these! I can NEVER have too many purses!
Just to let you know--my Christmas Wish List is filled with items and products from CSN Stores! They have 200+ online stores to check out with over a million products to offer! So much to look at! CSN also has new stores being added to their list--check out these new sites::: http://www.shoesgotsole.com/ or http://www.luxebycsn.com/ **NOTE:: I am loving these new sites! ACK--so many cute purses and shoes:) MMMM! LOVE IT! 

Now that I have your attention--CSN has contacted me to share with my readers {and friends} a $60 giveaway! You can pick anything you want!! You can use this for gifts for your husband, mom, brother, friend....me [just kidding] :) You can def. use this gift certificate for items for your office or crafting room....kitchen...or fitness supplies. I am so excited for this great opportunity! 

Here are the deets on how to win::: Like always--You will have SEVERAL opportunities to win--be sure to follow all the guidelines--and leave separate comments!!!! **NOTE:: only comments left on this blog will be eligible for this giveaway.

1. Leave a comment on THIS [Sept. 22] post telling me anything:}
2. Leave another comment on THIS [Sept. 22] post telling me something you would buy for yourself from any of the CSN Stores. Please provide a link--so I can look at it:) I might want it too! 
3. "LIKE" CSN over on Facebook -come back and tell me you did so:) 
4. Come back to my blog Sept. 23-25. You will have extra chances to enter this giveaway!! 
  • Thursday (Sept. 23)--leave another comment with another item that you like from CSN Stores
  • Friday (Sept. 24) TRIPLE your chances-- 1: Leave a comment with another item that you like from CSN. 2: Go over to JULIE's blog and wish her a happy birthday, and tell me you did so in another comment. 3: Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me did (or already do!). 
  • Saturday (Sept. 25) TRIPLE your chances--today I would like you to 1. Leave another comment telling me something you like from the CSN Stores. 2. Head over to Joy's blog and wish her a happy birthday (yesterday) and come back telling me you did so in another comment. 3. Head over to Cathy's FB page and tell her happy birthday and come back and tell me you did so in another comment. 
So head on over to CSN stores!! HOOOOORAY for giveaways:} 

THANK YOU to CSN and my friend, Alexandra, for this great opportunity! THANK YOU so much for sharing this giveaway to my readers! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

Thanks for stopping by today:} Good luck on the giveaway! Be blessed!

Giveaway info:: This giveaway is for a $60 gift certificate. Upon winning, you will pick an item to use this gift certificate towards. You are responsible for paying any amount over $60. Be sure to figure in shipping when picking your item. Giveaway is open to USA and Canada residents!