Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Back from the dead, a GIVEAWAY, & 2S4Y!

Hello All!  Wow, it has been a long time since I've been around this here blog of mine!  The last two weeks have been really crazy for our family!  First we took a road trip out to Utah to visit my husband's parents and attend one of my best friend's weddings.  Ethan did amazing in the car!  Hardly any crying with the help of a portable DVD player and a goodie bag full of nic-nac's from the dollar store.  Pretty good for a 13 month old in the car for 10+ hours.  Anyway, our trip was a blast, but the day we got home Ethan got the flu.  He proceeded to  pass it on to both my husband and I as well as the rest of our family here.  Needless to say, we have been recovering for the past week and yesterday was the first day I felt like I was coming back from the dead.

These pictures of are of a couple flowers that were blooming in my mother-in-law's backyard.  That is one thing I miss about springtime in Utah...the flowers are beginning to bloom even amidst a few snow storms.  

Enough about what has been going on around here...I have some exciting news!!!  Today I want to do my first GIVEAWAY!!!  As I mentioned in my previous post two weeks ago (gosh, has it been that long!), my first cards came out in publication!  To celebrate this fun occasion for myself I am going to GIVE AWAY ONE COPY of EACH MAGAZINE I have been  published in!  

To be entered into the giveaway just LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST!  And if you want to get your name into the drawing more than once TELL A FRIEND about this drawing and make sure they leave a comment telling me you sent them!  Easy enough right?!  Oh, and did I mention I will throw in some cute scrappy supplies!  :)

I will leave this drawing open until Friday, March 27th at 11:59pm PST.  I will announce the winners the following Saturday! 

The first winner will receive the You're Invited Idea Book by Scrapbook Trends!

And the second winner will receive Scrapbook Trends March Issue which is now SOLD OUT online!

For now I will leave you with these two bright, cheery cards I created today using Laura's sketch this week over at 2S4Y!  A simple and easy sketch with endless possibilities!  

New Baby Card
Cardstock: CTMH & Bazzill
Tag: Sassafras
Pom-poms & ribbon: craft supply
Accessories: Cuttlebug dotted embossing folder

Little Boy Card
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Sassafras
Tag: Sassafras
Swirl: CTMH
Ribbon: KI Memories


Laura Davis said...

Awwww these are GREAT!!! I love your work!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Michele Kovack said...

Love your cards!!! Love the vintage feel of them!

Nic said...

LOVE your work!! You are so talented. Congrats on the publications . . . hope to win!!
I'll highlight your blog on my my blog.

Anonymous said...

These cards are gorgeous and soooo sweet !!!

Anonymous said...

I Love the Cards. Congratulations. I hope you have many more cards and projects published.

Olive Oyl said...

Oh, PICK ME, PICK ME! I am so desperate for some new ideas, I would LOVE that first book! :)

Your last card is so adorable and I just LOVE the colors.

You are so amazingly talented, and I seriously need to have a scrap date with you so you can teach me a few of your tricks and skills. I am secretly developing a strong desire for a Cricut now after seeing all that you can do with it. Ayayay, I would have to hide it from Popeye though... I've already taken over the house and garage and backyard with all my other obsessions! :)

Regan said...

oh my GORGEOUS!!!

Annika said...

Congrats on publication!

Your cards are amazing! Love your ideas, the colours you use - everything!

Annika said...

Oh, wow, what yummy cards, so bright a happy-looking, wonderful clean lines!

Savitri said...

Oh, what gorgeousness!!! I LOVE the colors. Such fun cards! I LOVE your style!!!

Tonya said...

Great cards! So bright and cheerful!

And I truly love those photos of the flowers...simply beautiful! What camera do you use? I am looking for a new one... ;)

Michelle Vandepol said...

great cards and blog header. super cute!

ep said...

OOh! ooh! pick me pick me! I love your blog and i read it everyday! I love you and miss you friend!