Saturday, October 30, 2010

Exciting Give-Away on Etsy!

I belong to a group of cardmakers on Etsy called Etsy Greetings. Beginning Monday, and running the entire month of November, whenever you buy a card from one of the Etsy Greetings Team sites, you have the opportunity to be entered in a drawing (one entry for each card you purchase). Each member of the team has donated one card for the drawing with the theme of "Red." They can be holiday cards, but do not have to be - they just have to have red in them. The winner of the drawing will receive the entire package of cards!

To learn more about the give-away and see some of the cards in the drawing as well as others created by the team go to

To visit my shop (please!) go to

Once you buy a card, you will need to go to the Etsy Greetings site above, and fill out a form to be entered in the give-away. You will need to record the transaction number and name of the site where you bought your card.

Good luck! Please visit our team's sites and enjoy what we have available - there are a lot of different styles from clean and simple to ornate! And of course, if you like dog and cat cards - buy from me! :)


Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Challenge at The Character Cafe

Happy Friday everyone! This week our challenge was to use orange again, this time with a die cut, 3 circles and ribbon. I used the same image as last week - the mallard, but look how different it looks with this layout! If you like this image you can get it at The Character Cafe.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Challenge #8 - Crafty Emma's

Crafty Emma has a challenge this week for a male birthday card. I thought this image from The Character Cafe would be perfect! I love nature scenes and what is better for a masculine card?! This is one of the new releases for the month of October. If you like it, get it here!

Monday, October 18, 2010

500 Followers Blog Candy at Feline Playful! WOW!

Check out this blog candy from Feline Playful! Wow - how generous!

As for the blog candy, you will get all this plus a $10 USD gift certificate to a place of the winner's choice:
  • 300 sheets 6x6 designer paper (not shown)
  • Sweet Shapes stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Good Friend stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Send A Celebration stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Birthday Best stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Wee Watercolors stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Tags and More stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Paint Prints stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Holiday Minis stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Small Script stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Polka Dots and Paisley stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Painted Posies stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Tag Alphabet stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Everyday Flexible Phrases stamp set by Stampin' Up
  • Abstract Impressions Fancy Notes stamp set by Hero Arts
  • Shaded Circles stamp set by Endless Creations
  • Simplicity Corner Slot Punch by Stampin' Up
  • Wrought Iron Corner Slot Punch by Stampin' Up
  • Eyelet setter kit
  • Tim Holtz ruler
  • 5 sets of eyelets
For a chance to win all this all you need to do is be a follower and mention the 500 Followers Blog Candy on your blog, either in a post or on your sidebar, with a link back to Feline Playful. Once you do please enter the draw using the linky widget below. Please enter only once though using your main blog URL, thank you!

You will have until midnight on November 5th to enter the draw (see linky widget below for remaining time to enter). I will randomly select and announce the winner on November 6, 2010. This post will remain at the top until then so please scroll down for daily posts!

Here is the link to Feline Playful.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Friday Challenge at The Character Cafe

This week the challenge was to use one of the new releases for October, to use orange, 3 squares, and 3 flowers. I decided to really make this a challenge and use the Christmas image - Christmas and orange!? Oh my! Here's what i came up with. Check out the Character Cafe Blog to see what the other design team members did!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Free Turkey Digi!

I found this cutest little free turkey digi at Digital Delights! Go get him here. They are having a contest with this image and you can get $10 in free digis! Here is the address for the challenge.

Paper Wishes Challenge for November

The Like It Love It Gotta Have It Swap for November at Paper Wishes is about doodling. I ran across an ad from Outlines Rubber Stamps using a technique I learned back in the 4th grade. Evidently someone has turned this into a major trend/fad - there are workshops to learn how to do it, there are products you can buy - you name it! It's called Zentangles.

Here's a link to the main Zentangles site and the Zentangles blog where you can see all kinds of intricate designs folks have made there. There are even Zentangled sneakers! Check out some of the things people have done:

Now let's bring this back to paper crafting! Here's the image that caught my attention from the Outlines Rubber Stamp ad:

To do this, you need to find an image that has a lot of open area to fill in with designs. I found this butterfly image from kpink worked well.

You're not limited to just black and white - you can use any color, but you want to be sure to use something that has enough contrast to make the design show up.

I look forward to seeing what folks come up with this month. To join the challenge, go to the Paper Wishes Message Board ( Click on Message Board and then go to the Challenges section.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

And the Winner Is...

The winner of the drawing from comments on my blog for the Character Cafe Blog Hop last Friday is


You win the featured digi that I used - Pokey (the little snail). I'll email you details on how to get your file.

List Randomizer

There were 8 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. scrappingdragon
  2. racinggrandma61
  3. Josephine
  4. dj1952
  5. Gail
  6. Lora Oliver
  7. Lawren
  8. Thea

Timestamp: 2010-10-14 14:34:35 UTC

Friday, October 8, 2010

I always like to let you know about great deals and contests! Here's a chance to win a The Paper Tower from The Original Scrapbox! To enter go to Priscilla's Styles.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Character Cafe Blog Hop October 8

Join in on the fun at The Character Cafe Blog Hop for October showcasing all the new releases this month! Complete a tour of all the blogs and you will be in a drawing to win a $5.00 certificate and 2 new release images. Leave a comment here and you will also be in a drawing for the newly-released image - Pokey!

To start at the beginning you should go here.

If you are already in the Hop, you should have come from Chelsea's blog. After you are finished here, you will go to Lola's blog.

To participate for a chance to win free digi's, leave a comment at each blog (it would be nice if you would become followers as well!). At the end, you will need to leave a comment at the Character Cafe blog.

Now on to the fun! Here's Pokey. He's a fun little snail released this month. Isn't it true? Snail mail IS the best mail!! Don't you just love getting a hand-crafted card from a friend in the mail?

Remember - leave a comment, then you will move on to Lola's blog....

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Thank you for voting!

Thank you everyone who voted for me in the Paper Wishes September challenge using Color-Me Papers. I was a runner up! I get a $25 gift certificate - yay! You can see the other winners on the Paper Wishes website ( The next contest is using Christmas Dazzles - come join the fun!