Thursday, August 26, 2010

Inspired by Ariel and another giveaway!

Hi everyone!  Hope your having a wonderful day!  My day was made so much better when I saw one of my card sets on the Hero Arts blog today for the Social Thursday!  I was having a bit of a rough day since I had such a bad sleep last night, didn't fall sleep until way too late!  It has really made my day!  I love the Hero Arts blog, and the flickr group and highly encourage you to come and join in on the fun and the challenges!  Hero Arts are my favorite stamps!  And the ladies on the blog are so awesome!   It's kinda funny since today was Clean and Simple (CAS) since I didn't know what CAS was until I asked Virginia Lu a few months ago!  I had been doing that style just hadn't realized it!

Also don't forget about the Scrappy Saturday Challenge at Wee Memories, it's sweets with ribbon on top!  I would love to see your creations!

Today I have something special!  If you remember the picture I posted from Carter's birthday on Saturday my daughter Ariel is wearing the cutest outfit!  It's actually my favorite of her summer outfits.  The wonderful Lin commented on Ariel's butterfly on her shirt.  I wrote her back and told her how I had a card idea in my head from that outfit and did she want to make a card too?  So we both made cards inspired by this outfit of Ariel's:


Seriously isn't this the sweetest?  As you know I work a bit at a Children's clothing store.  The reason is because I shopped there so much they told me I should work there and talked me into it!  I may enjoy dressing Ariel my kids too much.  But I try to only buy on sale!  I love this skirt so much and of course the shirt!  It's the butterfly that gets me!  Here is my card:


I clear embossed the flowers from the Hero Arts set Good thoughts because Ariel's shirt has a floral design on the brown (it's sheer flowers but with her tan you can't see it!) And made the scallops with my friend Charlotte's cricut!  I didn't know that some cartridges come with border cuts, how cool is that?  I layed them out and glued them together the way I wanted it to be than cut it to 4 1/4 to fit the card. And I colored and added rhinestones to the butterfly (another HA from the Antique Engravings set)  I didn't know where I was going to put the hello and was pleased that it fit in the scallops!  I can't wait to see what Lin has created!  Make sure to check her out here and leave her some love!

And today I have another giveaway!  My last one celebrating my blogaversary which was last week!  (Rather than a big blog candy I am doing 5 smaller giveaways to 5 different people)  Here is what I am giving away today:  


The Bold Blossoms 4 by 6 clear set by Hero Arts!  Here are the details to my giveaways:

You have to be a follower to my blog.

I would very much appreciate it if you would mention my giveaways this week on your blog, facebook, twitter your choice.  You do not have to do a separate post about it or even share photos maybe just mention it with a link.  And you don't have to do one for each giveaway either, you could wait until I post all the giveaways if you would like.  

You can live anywhere in the world I am willing to send it wherever.  Having small giveaways makes it cheaper and easier to send far off.

Leave a comment on this post for this prize.  I will only draw on this post for this prize.  I will try to figure out random.org to draw the prize.
 
You have until Monday September6, 2010 to enter to win this prize!

I have three other giveaways going on right now.  One is HERE another one is HERE and another one is HERE  I would love it if you would enter!

Thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving me such sweet comments!  I appreciate you all so much!

51 comments:

Lin said...

Gorgeous, Anita! Love the subtle flowers on the brown. Now you will always have a little souvenier of Ariel's outfit! This was so fun, I'm glad you suggested it!

Mary Dawn said...

i may have to make a card too, such a cutie pie outfit, i noticed her skirt on your birthday post! i tweeted about your giveaway!

Jamie said...

I LOVE this card.. and your lil ones outfit.. both are adorable.. i love that they match too..

Froggietalks said...

I love the card Anita!! especially the scalloped edges. That is a way cool idea. I know that EK Success has a similar punch to that scallop, a friend of mine has it. I must borrow it on Tuesday (stamping day with my friends) and try a card with that kind of edging on it.

Froggietalks said...

Just tweeted and made a note on my blog!! With all the drama of getting my kid off to university.. LOL

Jill said...

The scallops look awesome! Such a cute inspiration, too! :)

Creative Char said...

FAB card Anita! Ariel is such a cutie, too! :)

Barb said...

How fun that you and Lin were both inspired by Ariel's outfit! Love the card, Anita! The scallops are so cute and your butterfly is gorgeous!

Virginia L. said...

I rememeber that CAS that you asked me about a little white ago. It's so YOU!! Congrats toay on the Social Club!! I love Arial's outfit, too! As soon as I saw it, I thought to myself, what a perfect card inspiration!! And look what you and Lin did! LOVE your card and it's just simply beautiful and perfect! I will add this giveaway in my new blog post! xoxo

Jenny said...

Such a cute card and a cute kiddo!! :) :) :) Adorable. Love it. And thanks for reminding about the challenge.

Summer Braxton said...

aww, what a fun challenge! cute set to giveaway, too.

Simone said...

Anita this is so gorgeous! Those colours are beautiful together and I love the embossing :)

Kate Dupuis said...

I love the colors and embossing. so sweet:)

Manasa said...

Love the embossing and the scallops...they look sooo cute !! :) Ariel must be soo happy so have 2 cards dedicated to her :P

Tiffany said...

So sweet! Love the outfit that Ariel has on and the card is perfectly summer time! So happy and bright!

Nat said...

oh, your daughters outfit is the sweetest and I love the butterfly and scalop elements you chose for your card! Just beautiful!! :)

Ujjwal said...

Your daughter is so sweet and yes her outfit is certainly cutest. May God bless her always!!

Thanks for another chance to win !!

theCook said...

That butterfly card is so beautiful! Love that your inspiration came from your girl's clothing!
And also, thanks for the giveaway...

Agata said...

I understand real well why you have so much pleasure dressing your daughter! This outfit is so sweet! And so is your card!

Deirdre said...

Anita, love your daughter's fab outfit - can see why it inspired you. It's not the clothes... it was the model - she is just darling.

Your card is gorgeous.

Jess said...

Such a cute card, and outfit!

Yvette K said...

How sweet your daughter looks! Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Kathy Wade (krolski) said...

Such a bright and cheerful card! Love your daughter's outfit too. She's such a cutie! I've tweeted about your giveaways this week.

Sue D said...

That is so cool that your daughter's outfit inspired you to make a card--the card is beautiful--I love pink and brown together.

dazey said...

That card is gorgeous! Love the colors, the embossing, the butterfly, everything!

(PS, now I'm following and I just tweeted.)

sequin said...

The card is very bright and summer! Thanks for the chance! I hope for good luck!

Dwita said...

Hi Anita.. just found your blog here. Love the card. Thank you for the chance..

Ayana Posadas said...

Awww! Another adorable photo of Ariel!!! And another fabulous card!!! I love both pictures. The card goes SO perfect with her outfit! Sooo creative! :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Anita, I just want to say thank you for your kind words on my blog today. I really wish I can go home more often. Talking on the phone it just not quite the same as seeing them in person. Thanks again for the lovely thoughts. xx

Judy1223 said...

Anita, I love your blog and have now signed up to follow. I also LOVE the sweet card you made inspired by your daughter's adorable shirt! I get ideas from my daughters' clothes quite often...isn't that great?! Thanks for sharing so many wonderful goodies with your followers, too. If I had a blog I'd put a link to yours...maybe someday!
Judy1223 :)

{VICKI} said...

stamps are my fave
thanks for the chance to win!

Louise said...

Anita, Your little girl is so sweet! and love the card that you made with the butterfly. So beautiful!

LouiseC

Lucille K said...

Anita, Ariel is an exact image of her mommy and her little outfit is so cute (nice card too). I am already a follower of your blog and would love to win this pretty stamp set. TY - Lucille K : )

Donna said...

Anita,
What a cute outfit, I would probably never have a paycheck, would be spending it on the clothes!!
Your card is also so cute, that is a great job of interpretation!!

Thanks for the chance at your candy also.

Have a great day!
Donna

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful card, Anita!! love the scallop edge, so pretty!

Message Keeper said...

I do have inspirations from my daughter clothing too! Nowadays children apparels are such cute and stylish that you could get ideas from them.

I enter two of your blog candy and hope to win some!

Thanks, Anita.

Cheers,
Evelyn @ Message Keeper
http://messagekeeper.blogspot.com/

jintyoo7 said...

Your daughter is very pretty! This is a beautiful set, thank you for the chance to win it :o)

stamper428 said...

Beautiful card and inspiration!!

scrappin.bari said...

Such a darling card, Anita! And I love the inspiration dress of Ariel's - so cute!! Congrats on your blog anniversary!

Sherri Thompson said...

This card is so sweet, Anita! And so is Ariel-what a cutie, she looks so much like you! :)

Laurel said...

OOOh. I love this card. It is a beautiful card inspired by your daughter's darling outfit...... I love the scallops. So elegant.... I am glad I found your blog! Not only because I love your style, but because you seem to be doing some really fun giveaways as well... Perfect timing! Added you to my google reader. Can't wait to see more.

Latrice said...

this is really cute Anita! Love how you made it look so similar. Great work. See you in a few weeks.

Kim Wilson said...

Oh Anita! I am in LOVE with this card! AND outfit :) where did you get it? Sooo cute!!!!

Heather Maria said...

Anita, gorgeous card inspired by Ariel's outfit! The colour combination is beautiful and I love the colourful scallops and pretty butterfly!

gea said...

I love this card !! great work !

Yvonne said...

Love the idea of using the gorgeous dress for card inspiration. Your daughter looks so cute and a beautiful card too.

The stamp set is a perfect match. One of the flowers even looks like a butterfly.

I am already a follower and blogged about your giveaway at http://paperflourish.blogspot.com/2010/08/crafty-girl-designs-celebrations.html

Appreciate the chance to join in the celebrations.

Juicy Creations said...

became a follower and mentioned it on my blog..
http://juicycricutcards.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaway.html
juicycreations808@gmail.com

Ukka said...

Ooooh gorgeous card Anita!Thank you for the chance to win. I am following you and have put a link in my sidebar http://pishitejulie.blogspot.com/.

Isha said...

Your cute daughter makes the dress look even more adorable...and your Card puts star on it. Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful set.

mtscrapgal said...

Anita, what a precious child you have & she wears the fab outfit so well. I can see how it inspired you so.The card was very bright & shiny. I haven't seen the stamp set you are giving away but it looks like a great one. I don't have a blog, nor do I tweet or facebook. If I did I would highly recommend your site, for sure. Thanks for your inspiration & giving spirit.

Tomo H. said...

Oh! Anita, your Ariel is such a sweetie!!! :) She is just like your replica!
And your card is soooo pretty! Just saw it on Flickr and I dropped in. :)

 

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