Tuesday, March 11, 2014

A Christmas Card (really!) and lots and lots of WINNERS!!!!

I'm so pleased to be able to announce the winners from Julie's 2nd Blogoversary Blog Hop. I want to thank all my friends who joined the line up, making the hop possible, and all of you who took the time to participate in the hop. I had so much fun! But first, I have a card to share.  After all, this is primarily a crafting blog.
DigiStamps4Joy has a Christmas challenge each month.  Participants are given a free digi to get us started. Here it is:

 Enter the challenge, and then get another free digi the following month.  This is the first month I've entered, but I hope to do it each month now so I'll have a few cards done BEFORE the busy season this year. If you'd like to enter the challenge yourself, here's the link.
Here's my card using this month's free DigiStamps4Joy digi:

I kept the design simple so I can easily duplicate it if I want to mass produce it.  I printed the digi out on light green paper at 3 inches and gave it center stage on the card.  The card base and background papers are all Close To My Heart.  The beautiful ribbon is 3 Girl JAM Ribbon from the "Ribbon Candy" bundle. 

Now, for all the winners from this weekend's hop.  I first want to thank all the many wonderful sponsors.  I am overwhelmed with gratitude!
Prizes were hidden on blogs throughout the hop.  Random.org was used to choose each prize.
Here's the list:

$10 Unity Gift Certificate (donated by Unity) -- on Paula's blog -- winner:  Lucy Evans
$10 Unity Gift Certificate (donated by Unity) -- on Gwen's blog -- winner:  Gaylynn
The Cutting Cafe (any 3 sets of winners choice), donated by Regina, hidden on Regina's blog -- Pat K
3 Girl JAM ribbon bundle -- on Maria's blog -- Life of a Caffeinated Mom
Timeless Twine Rainbow Party Pack (donated by Timeless Twine) -- on Rachel's blog -- Feisty Crafter 
Close To My Heart Stamp Set -- on Rebecca's blog -- Gwen
Close To My Heart Stamp Set -- on Brenda's blog -- Rachel
Two embossing folders -- on Kathy's blog -- Rachel A
$25 Gift Certificate to My Scrap Chick (donated by MSC) -- on Miwa's blog -- Central NY Scrapper
$25 Gift Certificate to My Scrap Chick (donated by MSC) -- on Kary's blog -- Angeline
Webster's Pages, etc, prize (donated by Lucy, on her blog) -- Iris
Flourishes background stamp and 3 Aquamarkers (donated by Ruth & Erin, on their blog) -- Sheri Marek
Pinque Peacock gift certificate -- from Corrie's blog -- PollyZas

I had promised a prize if I hit "100 likes" on Facebook.  I started a page for Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers less than a week ago, and I'm at 77 likes, so I think that's worth celebrating! So, I chose a winner anyway. The first winner I chose is:

Ursula Uphof -- $10 gift certificate to the online store of your choice. (I know Ursula lives in S. Africa, and I don't want to mail a package that far.

So, I picked a second winner for my prize package that is ready to mail.  It goes to:

Bear's Mother

That's it for prizes.  Phew!  Please email me at julieodil at charter dot net.  Or, leave a comment on this post with a way for me to contact you.  Any prizes not claimed by March 25 will be re-drawn for.

And, lastly, I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Connie Can Crop -- Green and Bling
Doodle Pantry -- Anything with a Digi
Just For Fun -- ATG


  1. Congrats to all the winners, I love your Christmas card. It was a fun Hop,
    Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  2. Wooo-whooo! Congrats to all the lucky winners!

  3. Thanks Julie! and Congrats to all the winners!

  4. Congrats to all the winners!! a very PRETTY Christmas card!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  5. Congratulations to each winner. Thank you for such a fun hop, Julie. Glad I could be a part of your celebration. Thinking of you this very moment. Hugs my friend!

  6. Wahooo!!! look at all those WINNERS... Congrats to each & every one of you :-)

  7. I really like this card, it has a wonderful abstract look to it - thank you for joining us this week at Sister Act Card Challenges - Michelle x

  8. what a lovely card thanks for sharing with CHNECC Rachel GD

  9. Such a fun hop Julie. Thanks for the awesome prize. You made my day. :)

  10. Wonderful Christmas card. You've inspired me to try to get a head start on this year. Maybe they will be postmarked earlier in December 2014 than they were in 2013. Thanks for fantastic prize. I promise to share creations on my blog. Congrats to the other winners as well.

  11. Hey there,

    Thank you for your entry for this months challenge over at the Just For Fun challenge blog entitled 'Anything Goes' 

    What a cute sentiment stamp. It covers nearly every greeting anyone could wish to send at Christmas. I love how it could be cut down to make individual greetings as well.

    Hope to see you next month over at the Just For Fun challenge blog! New challenges start on the first of every month! 

    See you soon! 

    Love and hugs 

    Richard! JFF Design Team Member

  12. Great card! I love the color blocks and the touch of bling. Thanks for joining the Paper Wings Productions Challenge! :)

  13. Great card Julie! Love the crinkle ribbon and your design! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Wings Productions!

  14. Absolutely gorgeous Julie and the ribbon is such a lovely touch. Thank you for taking the time to use this month’s free Christmas image. You have automatically qualified to receive next month’s Christmas image for free, which will be emailed to you at the beginning of April.
    {Digistamps4Joy Christmas Challenge Co-ordinator}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}