Monday, May 4, 2009
Blog Hop Winner and Cosmo Cards!
Did you survive NSD?? To be honest, I am seriously lacking sleep. Our weekend was jam packed with activities and goings on, but I seriously wanted to participate in NSD challenges. What's that mean ...it means that I burned the midnight oil - staying up past one 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday night I scrapped until 2 a.m.! My eyes were red by Sunday night - Kyle said I needed to use his drops. (LOL)
I spent much of my creative time with Cosmo Cricket - playing with more of the Girl Friday line. I am excited to show you the layouts I created, along with the details and some how-tos, BUT I am tired. So for this evening I am simply going to show you some cards I whipped out for challenges, in the interest of announcing the winner of the MM Gift Certificate (with an entry into the MM Grand Prize drawing), and my blog RAK. Thanks to EVERYONE who played along on the Magistical Memories Blog Hop - I enjoyed each of your comments; it's been a long time since I have had over 100 comments on a thread! Really, really - I DO appreciate it. Please don't become a stranger!
The card created above was for a challenge at Create My Keepsake, to use a journaling card on the front of a greeting card, from a fave mfr. I reached for my Cosmo paper packs right away as they always have great journaling cards. With "thank you" already done, this card was pretty fast to pull together. It is a gatefold card, for which I cut a 5.5"x12" piece of Cosmo Cricket paper. The paper is two sided which makes it perfect for these cards - pretty inside and out! A Fiskars border punch with contrasting cardstock add definition to the edges. I sewed the journaling card on the right side to overlap the "gate", and to keep the card closed I used my craft knife to cut a "point of entry" on the left side of the card, so the journaling card could slide in, like a closing tab. Note that on the backside of the journaling card I covered it with black cardstock, since the card recipient is able to see a portion of the backside of the journaling card. Gorgeous papers, border punch and journaling card - with these ingredients you can whip this card up in 15 minutes!
I discovered a new site this weekend - Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot! They also had a challenge - to create a card with an embossed piece using the Cuttlebug, and sand for definition. I recently purchased my Cuttlebug, and have had Coredinations cardstock waiting for its arrival. This is a definite guy card, or for the cowgirl in your life. I used jute to tie on a silver cowboy boot button - cute, eh?
And now the winner of the $15 Magistical Memories gift certificate...
Congratulations to Charisma3103!!!! Her comment was #52 - drawn randomly. I will be contacting her shortly once I have the information on the gift certificate. Charisma will also be entered in the grand prize drawing to win the iPod Nano!
Winner of the Fiskars Fingertip control knife and a few Magistical Memories chipboard shapes is KIMBER!! I know I had said my personal RAK would be limited to within the U.S., but Canada is really not that far (can't cost that much to ship!), and she really sounds like she wanted that Fingertip craft knife. I didn't have the heart to redraw with such "want" in her comment. (LOL)
Please visit me again soon - I am excited to share some of my weekend projects - and I really think that a couple of my layouts are my most fun and creative ever!