Friday, December 10, 2010

How About a Card and a Giveaway!

Good morning! YAY! It is the weekend! I have an awesome giveaway today! Would you like to win a Gypsy?! It retails for $209.00! If you win it and register it before December 31st you will be able to download 5 free cartridges HERE! How do you win it? Just leave a comment telling me something interesting about yourself! That's it! Easy right? : ) I will randomly pick a winner on Sunday around 8PM CST. I also have a card to share with you today too! I created this using the cartridge, Freshly Picked. The paper is from Girls Paperie. I inked the edges to shabby it up a bit, and added glitter to the flowers. (They were cut at 1", 1 1/2" , 1 3/4" and then stacked). Buttons were added to their centers. I added a tag cut from the Sentimentals cartridge and stamped on it with a Papertrey stamp. I added some of my colored seam binding and a few pearls.

I created a shadow box effect with the frame (Also from Freshly Picked) and pop dots.

Have I told you how much I adore Martha Stewart's chunky clear glitter? SWOON!!

I hope to learn a bit more about you and make one person VERY happy this weekend! : )


Have a wonderful weekend!

109 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww! That card is GORGEOUS Michele!! I loveeeeeeeeee all the glitter!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Anonymous said...

Wow what a wonderful gift.. Love your card you are so talented...
I would love to win ....
kay sagedw@gmail.com

rhonda said...

Beautiful card! Something interesting about me is people constantly tell my toes are as long as my fingers!

The Hobby Collector said...

oh, what a wonderful giveaway!!
Something interesting about myself would be... I've tried every hobby out there! Tole painting, Quilting, Jewelry making, Card making (my current love), paper piecing, crochet, knitting. Card making was my first, so I've made a full circle back with lots of gained knowledge along the way. I use my highlighting and shadowing knowledge from tole painting on my paper piecing, and use wire and beads (from my jewelry know-how) on some cards as well!

Julie Ann said...

Wow! another wonderful give away.
First of all I love your card you made. Some thing interesting about me... Let me think, I have done almost every craft possible and I love digital stamps and copic markers and colored pencils. I take every class possible around me.

Anita Kehn said...

I love the card! You are very talented Something interesting about myself? In the five months of the year that we are not doing Craft Fairs and Farmer's Market I learn something new. This winter it is going to be Photoshop to learn how to make my own scrapbooking kits. Past projects have been: soap crafting and personal care products which I now sell and baking yeast breads and rolls. I would LOVE to win the gypsy!

JaniceA said...

Love the card. I was a foster parent for 15 years in 3 different states and have two adopted children. Thank you for the chance to win. modjjjash at yahoo dot com

Janet said...

That's a lovely card. I totally agree--you can never use too much glitter!

Michele said...

I also love that glitter. Your card is beautiful and I love the shadow box look. Something interesting - huh? I'll have to think on that one.

Hope said...

Thanks for all the giveaways. Something about myself would be that I LOVE the color pink!! It is such a dreamy color and very calming for me. Thanks again! Have a great weekend!

Jingle said...

Your card is so pretty! I love this one! Something interesting about me, huh? Well...I can't eat of off yellow plates. I don't know why. My sister can't, either, though, which is particularly odd because we didn't discover that we both had this little 'problem' until my Mom bought a set of plates in green, blue, and yellow, and both of us told her we couldn't use the yellow ones! She was confused and wondered how she got such weird children! HA!

A Vintage Chic said...

Good morning, Michele! Gorgeous card, my friend! That chunky MS glitter is one of my favorites, too--love it on your pretty flowers!

Great giveaway! Something interesting, huh?.....I love researching my family history and have been doing it since I was 12...how many 12-year olds troll around in old files in dusty town clerks' offices??? What a goofy kid!

Hope you have a beautiful day today!

Julie

Kelly said...

First of all the card is beautiful. I love the colors.

Second, thanks so much for the chance to win the Gypsy.

Third, an interesting fact about me would be I just celebrated my 30 year anniversary last month!

kbiendesigns@gmail.com

Star Rork said...

What a awesome giveaway! I just passed my exam to get a real estate license! Luv that card, its beautiful!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card. This would be one of the sweetest gifts. Thanks for giving a chance to win a dream.

Gabriela said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Something interesting about me? Well ....I'm fluent in 5 languages. My first love is flying single engine aircraft. Second love is crafting. I once spent a night in a French jail. No, not like that! I was touring a former jail in Paris and accidentally got locked in when they closed for the evening. I gave birth to my first and only child at age 42.

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

Love the card-would love to win a NEW TOOL! I've learned...at 50--that I need to take each moment for what it is--special in and of itself-never to be caught again--take the time to appreciate...those around me, art, nature-EVERYTHING. Yep, I've learned the hard way (lost a husband to cancer, my own health issues, etc.)--but I've learned...and I hope to have a lot more years to practice it!

Katie said...

Wow. That's an exceptionally beautiful card. Hm. Something interesting about myself. I LOVE peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. No, I am not pregnant or crazy. They are just delicious. :) Have a great weekend.

jjlarson said...

I absolutely love all that you do! Love the vintage look,bought bias tape on the internet, saturated it with glimmer mist,dumped coffee grounds on top. My family wondered what kind of gross concoction I was making for supper and it does not look anything like yours. I will read over the instructions again and hopefully get it to look better.

Something interesting about me....not something that I'm proud of but my son went to school this morning with a duck taped hem on his pants. I'm not sure if that labels me as creative or just plain crazy. He has his school Christmas program and his new pants were too long so we had to make do. I hope it holds up and isn't hanging out as he walks off the stage.

Thanks so much for the great giveaway and wonderful inspiration you bring to the board.

Yours TruLee, Ann Marie said...

I always love your cards! They are so my style...
Interesting fact about me? I love to watch reality tv...I know..I should have kept that secret but I do! Lol

Thanks for the chance!
Yours TruLee,

Ann Marie
annmarielee at gmail dot com

Jamie said...

I love the card, it is so pretty. As far as something interesting about myself that is tuff! I am 33 and have been married for 15 years and we have 3 kids ages 11, 9 and 6. We are also a military family so I get to be a single mother alot of the time. I think absence makes the heart grow fonder which could be why I am still happily married or I got pretty lucky. Have a Merry Christmas!

KayTee said...

Absolutely beatiful card Michele! I haven't really seen much from that cartridge--you have shown me the beauty in it. Thank you!
Something interesting about myself would be that I love to cook and bake. I spend all day in my kitchen on Sundays cooking up a weeks worth of meals and yummys for the family.
Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize! Happy Holidays.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Gorgeous card. Hmmm...something interesting about me? I held the 8th grade discus record for 20 years.

Linda said...

I love your card! I will have to scraplift it if you don't mind.
The only really interesting thing about me is that am passionate about my scrapbooking! I did drive a race car once and won a trophy. Now I only help my DH push start them (I am the pusher!). Also almost bowled a perfect 300 game. OK you have all the dirt on me - LOL

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous,so much beautiful detail!!!
xx

mga said...

The card is absolutely beautiful...Thanks for the chance, I don't have a gypsy so it would be awesome to win one.

Something interesting about me would be that I like to do speleology... exploring caves & underground spaces...would you like to join me??

Thanks

Anabel

Deanna said...

Stunning card! A little fact about me... I have an 8 week old baby!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, love the glitter. Something about me, when I am feeling creatively challenged I fall back on masculine cards with natural colors.

Courtenay said...

I love your card. I am truly inspired to do more inking on my cuts. This is a great giveaway, the Gypsy.

Sandie Oxley said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the MS glitter. Something interesting about myself is...I have 4 children, 30,26,25 and drum roll please 13..lol started all over again, but would not trade him for the world!!!!

Tigerrlyli said...

Great card! How long did it take to make that?! Okay, so to answer your question, one thing about me.... I love, LOVE, the color purple and tigers. I have a tiger print desk chair for my craft table. Okay so that was two. How about that. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lilygirl said...

Good Morning Michele!! Beautiful card!! I love the dyed binding ribbon!! Something interesting about me... when I'm not to busy running for my 7 children or crafting I hybridize daylilies. I have over 100 named varieties and over 1000 crosses. I am hoping to register (name) a few of my own someday!! Thank You for the chance to win a Gypsy!!

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway....something interesting about me????? not sure??? is that bad???


spolack@cox.net

michelestamps2 said...

I spell Michele with one "L" awesome. I guess I am not as "unique" as I thought I was. Thanks for the awesome giveaway

Anonymous said...

Great card!! I would love to win a Gypsy! I don't have one.

Colors I love: red, blue, and green...except the neons colors.

Vivian
blurobin@htc.net

joeygirl86 said...

Oh wow that card is just beautiful!! What an amazing giveaway!! Well something interesting about me is that I would rather stay home and be crafty then go to work! lol..I think everyone is like that! ;p

stylistchick86@hotmail.com

jan farnworth said...

hmm a gypsy would be awesome to win something interesting about me is a number 7 out of 9 kids. so my hubby nickname for me is 7 of 9 ha ha ha.

Nana's Paper Things said...

Hi Michele! Your card is so beautiful! Something interesting about me is.. I love Disney World!! It is my most favorite place. If I get to decide where we take a vacation, my family always groans..they know I'll say "Disney World".
Thanks for the give-away!
LizW in TX

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Michele!! Such gorgeous flowers and i adore the papers and how they pop right off the card!! HUGS

Sherri said...

What a beautiful card. I love MS's glitter too. Thanks for the chance to win a fabulous prize. Good luck everyone.

You are a very talented person.

You want to learn a bit about us...let's see I am a CC member, love everything Cricut and I love whipped shortbread. My family expects me to make it for Christmas because it is just like Grandma used to make. It melts in your mouth.

Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for the chance to win.

Liza Henderson said...

What a great giveaway at a great time of year.

My interesting fact: I am an only child, married to an only child and we currently have 3 kids.... I LOVE IT!!

Liza
lizahenderson814@yahoo.com

Beth(thunderbirdlindy) said...

Michele, I love this card. The colors are wonderful.

Something about me, I have knobby elbows, skinny legs, and I am afraid a giant meteor will hit the earth and kill everyone. Oh, and I like to craft:):)

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Great giveaway, love your blog.
Something interesting about me.Hummmm, I am both left and right handed.
Cherylann

Jodie R said...

Michele, your card makes me want to go home and start playing right now!! It is beautiful!

Something interesting about me, I have a stepdaughter and two of my own children and they are each 9 years apart. My stepdaughter is 24, my son is 15 and my daughter is 6. My husband also has a stepson from another marriage that is 9 years older then our 24 year old. I told him I am not having another one in 3 years. I'll be 47! No way! LOL!!

Flair Girl said...

HI MICHELE! SO glad to discover your blog! YAY! Intersting about me?! Hmmm....Well-I'm double jointed!

ScrapsofMe said...

I'd love a Gypsy for Christmas!
And I love MS glitter too...allll of it...especially those that look like teensy sequins.

Pam

scrapperbecka said...

Great card! I would love a gypsy for xmas or some flocking too haha TFS

Megan H. said...

I think all your cards are beautiful Thanks for the inspiration. Hmmm--- something interesting about me---I love elephants. I would love to win the Gypsy. Please pick me. Thanks for the chance to win.
Megan H.
mhcards at embarqmail dot com

Allison said...

Love the dimension on this one and that glitter is too fun!

Something interesting about me? Hmm...I spend most nights lately watching those really bad made-for-tv Christmas movies. OMG...they are so bad (and most of them are Canadian...srsly, check out the credits!).

Joanne said...

Such a beautiful card! I would love to win your giveaway! Something interesting about myself... my 5 siblings and myself were all born on a Monday (natural births - no cesareans).

Tanya said...

Beautiful card! Something interesting about me.. well I had my middle finger bitten by a "pet" raccoon when I was little. The tip is gone and the nail looks a bit disformed but atleast he didnt get it all!!! lol :)

Thanks, Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Deanne said...

something interesting huh??? well I love jelly belly jelly beans :0m I could live on them!

butcher_lisa said...

Love it and the binding is beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

Great card. Something interesting about me is that I speak three languages. Thanks for the chance with the giveaway.

Hrvatica
scdbg at mts dot net

uebermensch03 said...

Oh what a wonderful surprise! and great card, I wish I was half as talented as my circle sisters. Something interesting eh.... I love to research and learn, so for my 8th grade Holocaust project I taught myself German in order to write a journal. Pretty proud of that if I do say so myself. ( I also speak Spanish, a wee bit of French and thanks to Kai-lan some Mandarin)

Ashley Capek

Jacilynn said...

What a great card! I've been your follower for a long time and love your inspiration via my google reader.
Something interesting about me is I go to extreme lengths to make people laugh. It's like a drug for me ;)

Liz said...

Wow! Love the card and of course, would love to win the Gypsy. Hummmmm, an interesting thing about me. Welllllll, if there's such a thing as a scrapbooking materials hoarder, then that would be me. I have a two car garage turned into a workshop full of scrapping stuff, as well as two bedrooms. Any company I ever have knows what they will see when they visit cause I'm always working on something scrapping in front of the TV too. I'm always looking for the newest creations and get frustrated when you can only get it overseas, ha ha. Thanks for letting me share and Happy Holidays. (And no, I do not have the Gypsy.)

Emily said...

WOW! Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win as well....something interesting hum....well, probably not too interesting, but I am obsessed with Monkeys!!! I think they are so adorable!

Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

Anonymous said...

I am a Happy person.... Most of the time and very creative, Right now frazzled as my DH is undergoing his 3rd surgery to get rid of his cancer UGHHHHH, Thanks for the chance to win,
Linda Harris
Lsunflower58@aol.com

Rhonda Z said...

I am interested in my family history and have been "digging up" some intersting info on my heritage. Great giveway. I would love to win.

Anonymous said...

Something about me? I don't do "dress-up"! LOL Thanks for the chance to win!

mj (grannyemjay on the cc board)

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Well, how's this: My grandmother, who hailed from Hungary, also said we had some gypsy blood in us!!
Whether that was true or not, I don't know -- but it's true she said it:):)

disneylandchick said...

I love everything Disney related! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennie said...

G'day, You do such beautiful work and this card is beautiful too!! Something interesting about me is I can never sit without doing something. Therefore I always have quite a few UFO's going at the same time. Cheers jendewar at optusnet.com.at

jcinokc said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Something interesting about me. hmmmm. I like to travel. Not very interesting but that's the best I can do for now.

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

Robin50 said...

Something interesting about me, I emjoy scrapbooking but am about 20 years behind with pictures!

Anonymous said...

Love your card! Something interesting about me.....I love Potatoes! I could eat them all the time! Mashed, baked, fried. Just love them. LOL. Thanks for the chance.
Cecelia
larocquecj at comcast dot net

Kelly Massman said...

Pretty card! Something about myself: I'm a twin! Thanks for a chance to win!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Michele. I love your card and I can not say just how exciting I think the chance to win this is. WOW, I have wanted one since I first saw it, but there has just not been a way for us to budget it. Now, something about myself..Hmmmm I am a Wife to my best friend and have been for almost 18 years. I am a Mom to two of the most loving children and have been for 13 years. :O) I am a scrapbooker/cardmaker and I was actually teaching Cricut classes at our local store until she had to close for family needs. I am sad to say that I kind of got depressed over the whole thing and it has just been the last two months that I have pulled out my wonderful Cricut and start to encorporate it into my card making. I love to teach and I love to share my job of creating with people. My favorite students are my 13 year old son and my 12 year old daughter. We spend lots of time each other either coloring or cuting out paper dolls to make for my little nieces. Well, I guess that's more about my family than me, but really I am my family so that makes it me. Hugs, Lisa G

ScrappyMama said...

Beautiful card & how exciting to have a chance to win a Gypsy!!! Something exciting about myself? Geez, During my DH's 25 yr Navy career, we made 14 major moves...since the age of 18 I have lived from 1 end of the US to the other (not every state, obviously...that wouldn't be interesting, it would be exhausting!!). Am I dull?? I don't want to be dull...I've got other stories ;) Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway!!!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...this is sooo gorgeous, and your flowers look amazing, Michele!! What great dimension too!!

~ŠǿƒŧβŖñ™~ said...

I can not stand to hear a baby/small child cry, but I work in a pediatric office,lol...

Great card!

Karen said...

I would be happier than happy to win this. Something about me, I make approx. 100 thank you, thinking of you cards per month for our local family shelter. I love being able to do anything to brighten their days. I would make more if I had the time, but working full time gets in the way. ha ha.

KanataNewf said...

Lovely card! As for something interesting about me? Hmmmm...how about that I grew up on an island (mere minutes from the ocean) and don't know how to swim due to an incredible fear of water. So much so that I can't stand to even have water on my face in the shower!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Gorgeous Michele!! Love the dimension, colors and design! Stunning gift!

flowerdisco said...

michelle......love your card as always.

One interesting fact about me is I dream every night and in color, hehe

would love to win that G for my niece.

Heather said...

I collect Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. That's the quirkiest thing about me :)

bummermike said...

I would love to win this as a surprise for one of my 5 sisters. Something interesting about me........hmmm...There are six girls in my family. All of our names start with S.

Trisha said...

Wow love the card. I am a single mother who goes to college. My daughter is 7. And we have chritmas play tommorrow and sunday. I love my cricut expressions. I am in the process right now makeing christmas gifts for my dancers at the dance studio. thanks

beccagoose said...

Something about myself? I'm a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, and LBSW. I enjoy your work and hope to learn from you.

Sheri said...

What a pretty card! Let's see, something about me is that I am a cancer survivor of 32 years! and while not interesting I am a paper hoarder along with most everything to do with this fun hobby of ours. More? I work in an elementary school and know every childs name (516 of them!)

craftaholic said...

Nice card!! I have Freshly picked and love it so!! Something interesting about me you ask? Well I am a very big introvert and I have no control overit...Is that strange?? Love your card..TFS!!!
ilovetonkinese2athotmaildotcom
Rexann

Sharon said...

Love your creativity. :)

Interesting thing about me ...I love antique cowboy boots.

Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card and the glitter reallys makes it pop. Isn't MS glitter wonderful?
Let's C; somethng interesting.Besides card making, I love to bake,especially during the holidays where I make several plates full of homemade goodies and give as gifts to neighbors and friends, married 4 over 40 yr., 2 daughters and 8 grandchildren.
Colleen

Beate said...

Michele, your card looks amazing!
Hugs and smiles

Creative Mish said...

What a beautiful card! Love that look! and love the chunky glitter, too

Kathybeegolf said...

What a great give away! My name is Kathy and I am a golf-aholic!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Love those flowers!! Funny when someone asks you to share something interesting about yourself your mind goes blank and says interesting me???
Only thing that comes to mind is I was a state champion in the triple jump and if I ran around the block twice today I would probably go into cardiac arrest : ) Thanks for the chance to play!

sending said...

This card is just beautiful as all your projects.

One interesting fact about me is that I have not inked up a stamp in almost a year, but continue to purchase them like crazy.

Best of luck to the winner...

Happy Holidays

Wendi K, Chicago

Diane said...

Such a beautiful card as always Michele!
As I love to give...I'll be making cards to give away to the Hospital where I rec'd my liver transplant in July '10. As I saw so many people there alone on their b'day or just a card to say hang in there,or a xmas or valentine card.
My first package is going out this week. I can't wait to give!!!!
LIFE IS GREAT!

Buffy said...

That card is beautiful!!!! Something about me is that I love to drafts and secretively spend waay too much money on it!

Liz said...

Your cards r always beautiful
Something bout myself ...
I Love to collect cupcake and coffee stamps I am not a stamper just a word stamper lol. I know but I love them

Amy said...

Wow Michelle so beautiful! I have to get some of that glitter! You are so generous! Something interesting? I'm making a list of crafty things I want to learn and try in the new year...I just got a cricut so I would so love to win!
castellanoamy@yahoo.com

SuZeQ said...

Hmmmmmmmmm. Interesting, huh? Two years ago I went through the Citizens Police Academy, the Citizens Fire Academy, the Community Emergency Response Team and the Child Abduction Response Team. Now THOSE were interesting and I highly recommend everybody to check to see if their city offers these programs - and then enroll. You will not be sorry!

Linda Peterson said...

What an awesome giveaway!! Love the card you made---as usual, you are always so creative. I only dream in black and white so have to use the ideas of others.
craftylin1968 at aol.com

Amy Johnson said...

wow! The card is gorgeous and so unique looking. You'd never know it was made with a cricut! Something interesting about myself. Well, lets see, today I drove to work in a blinding snow blizzard, got stuck in a snow bank, called work and said 'I'm not coming!, I've had it, I'm turning around and going home as soon as I'm out of this snow bank!'

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I have not yet to see this paper.
I would love to win this. I need to cheer up my great friend whom had a horrible quarter and she is such a big heart.. So here's to luck.
Thanks for the chance.

Auntie Ang said...

Ahhh How generous what a great giveaway .. I am new to the blogging world...
Thanks for the giveaway

Nancy L said...

I love your blog! Something interesting about me is I am a great grandma of a boy and a girl. They make Christmas extra special.sculpture ca@ ho tmail.com

Manders said...

BEING NUMBER 100 MIGHT MAKE ME LUCKY...
What's a fact about me.
I love to bake and hope to someday acquire the cake machine and i am so wondering if the gypsy will work with that.. ????
I always wanted to do pastry school someday possible.

Esther said...

Gorgeous card, just love your work!
Something interesting about me...hmmm, well, I have been told many times that I have a twin/double/doppleganger/bizarro Esther in another city, and different cities! Feel sorry for those gals out there if they look like me, LOL.

Melissa said...

Your card is GORGEOUS!!!

Something interesting about myself...hmmmm....lets see....I used to be able to speak French, but like anything else, if you don't use it you loose it. I can probably say maybe 5 words now! lol

Thanks for the chance to win!
Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, and awesome giveaway. Something interesting about me - well when I started college I was an art major, yet somehow my degree is in accounting!

Book Bling said...

I love glitter and bling also. You can never have too much glitter IMHO. I love to travel, my DH and I have been to 26 different countries. Some more than once!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I have twin girls
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog but was trying to win for a friend of mine what a gift this would be under her tree.
A fact about me I rather give than receive.A friend referred me to this giveaway My friend takes care of her grandkids and just one big heart and would love to do this for her.
Happy Holidays.
Sonia Gonzales
good luck to all and how fun at the holidays for sure.

kris said...

What a nice give away. I would love to win this for a friend of mine. I love your blog and the cards you make are amazing.

Something interesting about me is that even though I afraid of height, I went parasailing and hope to do it again some day.

krisandcody2u at comcast dot net

Anonymous said...

caWOW what a beautiful card, I'm a paper hoarder because the closest Hobby Lobby is 2 1/2 hrs away so when i have time to go i buy alot. Walmart is 2hrs and all I get at home is dial-up so that takes awhile for pictures to load and i have to refresh alot to see all of them.c90designs@gmail.com

Tara said...

Love that card! My interesting fact (could probably be classified as weird!) is that I cannot stand to have foods mingling on my plate - if I could find an adult-sized divided plate, I would be a very very happy girl! (told you it was weird!)