Monday, May 6, 2013

2 winners for 200 followers! Plus a card or two!

I had a give-away going on my blog last week to celebrate my busy week of scrappiness -- posts everyday and two blog hops.  In the midst of it all, I reached and surpassed 200 followers, so I decided that was reason enough to give away two prizes.  I'll announce the winners shortly, but first, a card:

I've been wanting to try the chalkboard technique, and this stamp by Raisin Boat seemed like a good one to start with. The Oops a Daisy stamp set has some fun images.  I heat embossed this one, then offset is slightly with white ink.  I used some Twisted Teal twine from Trendy Twine (on sale this month!), die cut the word 'MOM' on my Silhouette, and added a couple buttons (Theresa Collins Spring Fling), strung with some Close to My Heart Waxy Flax. The base is Carta Bella Kraft paper.

So, that's my simple card to share with you, before I tell you the winners.  OK, enough of making you wait. Two winners, two prizes.  I used to first choose which days to pick my winners from (days 4 & 5), then the commenters.  Winners are....

are you ready?....

Chris said:  These turned out great!I really love the colours! on day 4, and

Jennifer Mitten said: Love this - I love butterflies and can never get enough of them! on day 5.

Congrats to both winners!  Please let me know your addresses and I'll mail out your goodies for you.

I'm entering this card in Stuck on U Sketches -- Mother's Day die cut
Trendy Twine's kraft and twine challenge
Crafty Creations Challenges -- Mother's Day plus flowers
Cameo Creations Challenge -- Mother's Day
Silhouette Challenges -- Anything Goes
Marker Pop -- spring flowers
Oozak -- Anything goes with earthtones
Sister Act Card Challenges -- anything goes
D.L.Art Thankful Thursday -- Mother's Day challenge
Raisin Boat -- Mother's Day


  1. Congrats on reaching 200 Follower and congrats to the winners.

    What a cute card. Love the heat embossing. Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges

    Have a creative day.
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  2. Way to go! You're in the 200 club! You're AWESOME!! :D

  3. Beautiful card. Love the simplicity!
    Thank you for joining us at MarkerPop!

  4. This is so sweet and CAS-great card
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Mothers day challenge
    DIANA L.

  5. What a great card and I love the chalking....
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stuck on U Sketches

  6. Great card, Julie!!!

    Congrats to the winners---and congrats to you on making it past 200!!!

  7. congrats on your 200 followers!

  8. Love this..I need some of that white ink!
    Congrats on getting 200 followers!Love looking at your stuff!
    Is Chris,this Chris?If so thank you!!!

  9. Very nice. Thanks for playing at Sister Act Card Challenge.

  10. Congrats on reaching your 200 followers! Congrats to both winners.
    Very PRETTY!
    Thanks for linking up over at Silhouette Challenges
    Have a wonderful day,
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  11. Such a sweet card and fun chalking technique. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Trendy Twine!

  12. Hi sweetie!
    What a pretty CAS card!
    Love the twine base and that simply lovely little floral!
    Too pretty sweetie!


  13. So pretty! Love the twine and flower buttons! Thanks for playing along at Silhouette Challenges! :)


  14. Beautiful card!!! Love the colosr and twine!! Thanks for playing along with us over at SOUS!! Hugs!!

  15. Very nice card. Thank you so much for playing along with Silhouette Challenges!! We hope you join us again. Good luck!
    Alice B.
    Silhouette Challenges Design Team member

  16. Congrats to your winners! Love your CAS take on the chalkboard technique.

  17. Love the simple design of your card, Julie. The flower is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us this month for the Trendy Twine challenge.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

  18. I love the chalkboard effect! Thanks for sharing with us at Trendy Twine!

  19. Beautiful card Julie!
    Love the flower and GREAT CAS design!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along with us over at Trendy Twine!!!

  20. This is a very pretty card! Thanks for joining the Trendy Twine Challenge this month :)

  21. Beautiful CAS Card. Love it. Thanks for joining our Trendy Twine Challenge this month.

  22. Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
    From the Silhouette Challenges DT:)
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    Low priced fun Digi Papers:)

  23. Such a pretty flower. I love your card. Thanks for joining in this months trendy twine challenge!

  24. Congrats on the followers!!! Your card is very pretty! So simple but so pretty! I love love love simple cards! Thanks for playing along with Silhouette Challenges!!


  25. So beautiful in it's simplicity! Thanks for joining our challenge over at Trendy Twine!

  26. Julie - beautiful as usual!!! Thanks for joining in on the Trendy Twine challenge this month!

  27. Cute! Thanks for playing along in the Trendy Twine Challenge!

  28. I love the simplicity of your card, it really is beautiful. Amazing job! Thanks for playing the Oozak challenge!


  29. Really a great simplistic card. Love the technique. Thank you for joining the challenge at Raisin Boat. We Love having you.

  30. Love this card, Julie! :) Thanks for linking up with us at Silhouette Challenges!!

  31. So cute! Thanks for joining us at Silhouette Challenges :)