Sunday, July 1, 2012

Give-Away Time - SCROLL DOWN FOR NEW POSTS

Well, as most of you know, I'm super excited about the lovely new blog design that Viola Mahr has created for me.  And to help celebrate, I'm having a GIVE-AWAY.  This wonderful CD #3 from Crafty Secrets is full of beautiful images just waiting for your creative touch.  To learn more about this amazing product, you can check out the details in the Crafty Secrets store by clicking here:  Crafty Secrets CD #3 - Typography - and here is a picture of the product I'm giving away.  It's brand new, and ready to be shipped to YOUR door.

All you have to do to be entered to win this amazing prize is:
1.  Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already a follower).  I will also be happy to stop by and become a follower of your blog (if I'm not already following you).
2.  Leave a comment.
3.  Mention my give-away on your blog (you can post it on your side-bar, or make a blog post), and share a link back here so that others can join in the fun.
4.  Stop back on Monday, July 2, 2012 to see if you're a winner.

I'm also sharing two simple little cards I made this morning. 


I'm entering these cards in the following challenges:

http://tuesdayalchemy.blogspot.com/2012/06/tips-tutorials-blog-hop-and-anything.html - Tuesday Alchemy Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

http://www.pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/2012/06/pile-it-on-24-lets-get-outdoors.html - Pile It On - Let's Get Outdoors - FLOWERS for me are all about being outdoors.  I enjoy my roses and garden in the Summer months, and I love to get outdoors to take care of them.

http://www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.com/2012/06/simon-says-joys-summer-inspiration.html - Simon Says Stamp  - Joy's Summer Inspiration

http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/2012/06/simon-says-stamp-and-show-anything-goes.html - Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes

That's it for today.  I'm busy getting errands done, spending some time with my oldest daughter, and I really need to go work out.  I thank you for stopping by, and I will be visiting your blogs to check for the give-away, so please help spread the word.

I'm so grateful to God for all the blessings in my life.  Thanks for being a part of my journey.

Have a great week.
Karen

58 comments:

  1. Both of your creations are just beautiful! I am SO happy to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy! I've been a follower for a while now, so I was thrilled to see you play with us :)

    Lots of joy, Karen!

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  2. Karen Thanks for letting me know about your blog candy. I have posted to my blog and I have been a follower for some time now. Love the new blog look.

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  3. Lovely card, Karen, and lovely giveaway too! I love your style of creating -- so very pretty!

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  4. Karen, LOVE your new blog design! And such a fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! GORGEOUS cards, also! LOVE them both! So pretty and feminine! :)

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  5. Hi Karen - I am loving the new Blog - divine!! Thanks for the invite - and the opportunity to play for this gorgeous Candy - LURRRVVVVEE Crafty Secrets and this is divine! I have been a follower for some time and have added your Candy to my sidebar! Thanks again Karen, God bless you! {{{Hugs}}}
    BTW - love these two cards as well!

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  6. Your new blog is gorgeous!! I just had to become a follower. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy.

    With smiles,

    Laine

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  7. Hi Karen! Such fun candy and I'll be posting it on my blog in just a sec. I love this beautiful new design you have and the cards you shared are so very lovely! Your creations always make me smile!

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  8. Karen your cards are amazing...I really love that first one...it is just so pretty...I love your new blog change...looks fabulous...

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  9. Karen such amazing, beautiful cards!! I'm already a follower and have posted your give-away on my sidebar. ~ Blessings

    http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

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  10. these are really cute cards. congrats on the blog makeover. does she do people too? this one definitely reflects your style.

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  11. Beautiful cards and layouts. Love the papers and ribbon. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  12. Hi Karen!!! Oh, bad me:((( I just found the comment you left on my blog...a very nice one, I might add:))) Just went through some of your post. You make beautiful stuff! I am following you now and yes, It would make me very happy for you to follow me!!! I'm really sorry it took me so long to find you. Your blog is beautiful! Have a wonderful day!
    ♥hugs♥
    Bev
    p.s. Yes I am a big lover of vintange watering cans too!!!

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  13. Hi Karen, Love your new blog make-over...Vio does such beautiful work, doesn't she? I have been following you for a while now, and love the cards and projects that you share with us. I am planning to post to my blog soon, so I will be happy to add a link to your give-away!
    Blessings, Lynda

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  14. Wow Karen - everything is gorgeous. Love the design of your blog, your cards, everything. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy.

    With smiles,

    Laine

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  15. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs
    Katya x

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  16. Hi Karen :)
    First of all - thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for leaving me such a nice comment!
    Second of all - I'm so happy you found me, so I could find you too :) I'm so in love with your beautiful, shabby creations!!! Thank you so much for showing and inspiring!
    For the 3rd - thank you for the opportunity to win some delighful candy! I've become a follower (would have anyway), and linked to your give away in my sidebar.

    Wishing you a fantastic week!
    Hugs & blessings,
    Lena Katrine

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  17. Hi Karen, I am a new follower and have linked up on my blog post (http://loveinenvelope.blogspot.com/2012/06/greatest-dad-wooden-star-card-fathers.html). I also want to thank you for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy this week with your pretty creations!

    Eileen

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  18. I love your new blog design, Karen. (I'm a bit slow in coming by to view it due to my hubby under going heart surgery.) I also can't wait to hear more about the new challenge host position you have taken!

    Your cards are super gorgeous. I always wish I could get an even closer view of your cards than clicking on them gives me. You put such great detail into your cards and I love to see every little bit of it. On your first card some of my favorite details are the stick pin through the button thread and the border punched sheet music. Some of my favorite details on the second card are the unique way you tied the bow, the sentiment on the tab, and using both straight and zig zag stitching on your card.

    Thank you for a chance to win this terrific cd. I posted a link to your give-away on my side bar and I was already a follower.

    Blessings,
    Shelly xx

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  19. Your cards are beautiful and your new updated blog looks wonderful! Thanks for always leaving such encouraging comments. God bless!

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  20. salut Karen, c'est vraiment un chouette candy que tu proposes, c'est très sympa, j'aimerais participer aussi, biz

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  21. Gorgeous cards Karen :-) I love the vintage look and these are fabulous :-)
    Love your new blog makeover too ,, FAB ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  22. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I see that I am already one of your followers but I will add your blog candy on my blog & hopefully I can win while I am promoting your gorgeous artwork!!! :) Come by again soon & often.

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  23. WOW!! I love it!! It's so pretty!! Thanks so much for joining us this week on tuesday alchemy!! Love your blog btw..


    cheers!
    kelli
    loveshappyhour

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  24. Nice giveaway! I posted it here http://busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/thank-you-5/ with my post! :)
    Hugs,
    Karen C
    www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

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  25. Karen, your blog is beautiful and I can understand your excitement...looks great! I posted your blog candy on my sidebar with a link...thanks for the chance to win such a nice gift! I will be on vacation the first week in July, so if I happen to win, you might not hear from me right away. :-)

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  26. Karen, these are lovely cards, and would be perfect for either of the challenges at Unruly Paper Arts right now--Spring Thing or Best Bouquet!

    Just click the RAQ links at the top of the page:
    http://unrulypaperarts.blogspot.com/

    :)

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  27. I love your cards, especially the first one with the pin attached to the button. Very clever! As to your blog candy promotion, I've done #1 & #2, and will mention this entry in my post tomorrow. I thought I was already following you, but I guess it was only your WAW blog. By the way, I love your new blog title block. Blessings!

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  28. Hi Karen - Love the new blog design, you must be thrilled with it. Wow, what a great giveaway, I'd be super excited to win this. I've just posted it to my sidebar. Thanks for your generosity. The cards you made are just beautiful as always. Love the vintage look to them. ~ Abby

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  29. Thanks for stopping by, you are too sweet! Just followed you here on the blog adn I have to tell you that birthday card is ADORABLE, I am smitten with it! And I love you VM header what a gorgeous makeover!!!

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  30. I love your cards and you new blog banner. I am now a follower and will see what you are up to!

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  31. Hi Karen,
    Just popping in to meet you. I'm a new follower and thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!Your cards are very pretty, lately I've made more cute style cards and want to try "pretty"... more like yours! Have a nice day and hope to see you over at my blog.
    Hugs Trish
    Gold Coast, Australia

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  32. These cards are so adorable and sweet! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I am a follower of your's and will mention your wonderful giveaway on my next blog post. Hugs

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  33. Simple cards?? These are gorgeous! I really like all the detail of the birthday card!
    Your blog looks great!

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  34. Beatiful cards!!! And a nice candy!

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  35. Karen, I love your blog and I left you a personal message over on SCS. I love the vintage look on your pretty card. WAW is one of my favorite challenges.

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  36. Thanks a lot for your sweet comment on my blog! And thanks for the precious giveaway! I share it on my sidebar!
    Have a nice day!

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  37. Absolutely fab Karen Your blog is very beautiful....Lis

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  38. OK, I just edited my latest post, so numbers 1, 2 and 3 are done. Sorry for not doing it earlier, but I've been having computer issues. Hopefully you'll be able to follow my blog too. Thank you for your kindness. Have a blessed week.

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  39. Both cards are beautiful Karen. They are so sweet and feminine

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  40. oh gosh these are both,so beautiful; stunning creations hugs Cheryl xxx

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  41. That would make my birthday very happy....Lis

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  42. This is a great give-away, and I love your cards. Thanks for a chance to win - and I have posted your prize on the sidebar of my blog. I hope you can stop by and say hello!
    Have a great week.
    Sierra

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  43. Very sweet cards. I like the vintage feel.

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  44. Wonderful card, so beautiful and elegant...thank you for the chance to win too.

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  45. Karen, thank you so much for the kind words on my blog. You absolutely may join my blog and I will sign up to follow you. Beautiful cards by the way....

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  46. Hi Karen! Thank you for coming and visiting my blog and your sweet comment:) Fun give away...I'm following you now and look forward to more of your beautiful creations.

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  47. Karen,
    First off I want to Thank you for all your help. I love your blog. I will try and add to my sidebar when I find it. I have enjoyed your card sample.

    Jana

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  48. Your cards are stunning. I LOVE Crafty Secrets, and the CD would be well used! I hope I win...don't we all?

    Thanks...

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  49. Both cards are fabulous, love the pretty colors and all the details you added! Hugs, Karen

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  50. Hi Karen
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving me a lovely comment. I have been having a look around your blog and it is lovely. I adore you quirky, vintage style. Your creations are pretty but not frivolous and so full of character.
    I will be back again soon to see what you're up to.
    Don't forget to become a follower if you want to be entered into the BIG 100 draw that I will be posting tomorrow morning.
    Take care. Linda x
    PS Please may I ask, how did you find my blog? xx

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  51. Hi, Karen! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my blog. You have such a lovely blog theme and beautiful creations. Take care, Kelly

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  52. Hi Karen, thanks for stopping by my blog and yes please add your name to my follower list. Thanks for the opportunity to win the vintage cd. Love both of your gorgeous cards,
    Sandy

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  53. Both beautiful cards, I love the gorgeous bow on the second one
    Lindsay xx

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  54. Beautiful cards and you blog design is lovely.

    Rebecca
    Sydney's Sentiments

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  55. Karen, I found your blog through Pinterest and love your work. I love crafts, cards, scrapbooking, etc. I have recently become disabled at a job I worked at for 28 years. Working on the computer and having time each day to work on some kind of creative project has really helped me. I am so excited to follow your blog and keep up with everything you are creating. I will mention you on my blog for others to see and follow. Thank you for the opportunity to win the Creative Typography.

    Sincerely,

    Tonia Allen
    babybooberry.blogspot.com

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  56. Your blog heading is very beautiful, so are your cards. Good luck with you entries.

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  57. I have long been a follower of your blog, just super bad about leaving comments. ;)
    will try to be much better as I am able.

    have a great weekend!

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  58. I am a follower. I have started to follow a lot of the papercrafing blogs for ideas, inspiration and to find out about new products :) Thanks for sharing these great projects

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