Saturday, June 27, 2009

and the winner is.....

...come on down Kathy from "KathyCan and sometimes does" you are the lucky winner of my Ginormous Blog Candy prize package. Please send me your mailing address and I will get this Ginormous package out to you asap!!
Thank you so much to everyone who signed up to follow my blog, as well as all of your sweet comments!
Now a for some news, I have been asked to design the first two card kits for Creative Cuts and More. We are going to start out with a blog hop on July 13, 2009 to celebrate and show off some of the great products and fun ideas from these funtastic kits!!! As always there will be lots to see from the design team and of course wonderful prizes! Stay tuned for more details...

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 26, 2009

CPS 121 sketch & Last chance for Blog Candy

It has been a while since I have played along with CPS, so I thought I would check out their sketch for the week and get crackin'! I needed another b'day card, as there are quite a few birthdays coming up in July. The pattern paper is from Imaginisce, the shaped paper and green flower is from Making Memories and the star stickers are retired from Stampin' UP!. I love CPS sketches, they are always so inspiring as well as ALL of the fabulous designs from their DT. Thanks ladies!!

Today is your last chance to win my Ginormous Blog candy. Check out the post HERE to find out how you can receive a huge package from me!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Birthday Girl Hat

Just a quickie post today. Got a lot going on for the rest of this week and weekend.

This card is simply just paper piecing punched and die cut items. The sprinkles are eyelets filled with mini pearls.

Don't forget if you haven't checked out my GINORMOUS BLOG CANDY post to do so. You have until tomorrow night Friday, June 26 at 11:59PM (G-7 or MST).

Thanks so everyone who signed up to follow my blog and left such wonderful comments! It has been fun checking out your work as well.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Welcome Window

Did you all have a good weekend? I to go to the movies with my DH. YES, an actual date!! I wish we could have date nights at least once a week, but that is of course hard to do with three kiddos. Guess that just makes you appreciate being alone together more. We went to see The Proposal and oh my gosh was it good, so funny I cried.
Then Saturday night I met up with some old friends from high school. The reason why we all got together was to see Josh Davis who was back home for a visit. Of course in high school we all knew that Josh would go far, because his drawings were amazing even back then. It was great to hang out with him, hear his celebrity stories and get some creative advice. Check out his website and see what an amazing artist he is. So happy to see someone with such a passion able to make a living doing what he loves. Way to go Josh!

OK on to the is the window card I did for Caardvarks Window challenge. The design team members received stamps from Purple Onion Designs, the sponsor for this challenge and boy are they cute! This polar bear and little camp fire worked out perfect for a snowy scene in this A7 Arch Window Card from Creative Cuts and More. CC&M also carries an A2 Arch Window Card, which I am going to have to try out for Christmas cards.
Head on over to Caardvarks to check out the design team gallery, Purple Onion Designs to see all of their fun stamps and last but not least Creative Cuts and More to see all of their fabulous die cut cards, boxes and shapes.

If you haven't done so already, check out my GINORMOUS BLOG CANDY post for your chance to win a TON of fun stuff!! My goal...100 Followers!!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Whats in your Window?

Its time
once again for another Caardvarks Challenge! Our sponsor, Purple Onion Designs. They are giving a fabulous prize to the winner of our Window challenge. The design team has also created other cards using Purple Onion stamps for our special "Caardvarks Purple Onion" Flicker gallery. Head on over to the Caardvarks blog and Flicker gallery to see all of the cool samples my fellow design team girls have made. You will be blown away!! This is one of my cards which you will find in the Flicker Gallery. The flowers and sentiment are of course both from Purple Onion.

Here are the deets:

Prize is a $50 shopping spree at Purple Onion Designs!!!

POD will also be offering 25% off to the Crew and readers for the length of the challenge. Enter code "Caardvarks" at checkout.

Readers will need to have their entries linked to Caardvarks via Mr. Linky by July 3rd at Midnight, PST.

Don't forget to check out my "GINORMOUS BLOG CANDY" post from yesterday.
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, June 19, 2009

Paper Askew Studio's Ginormous BLOG CANDY!!!

Well here it is, my ginormous blog candy give away! I can't guarantee that I won't add some more goodies to this pile. I couldn't get a picture to capture every single item in this mountain, so one lucky person will be in for a surprise. There are 12 x12 papers, die cuts, stamps, ribbons, brads, eyelets, stickers, chipboard pieces, tags....and the list goes on!

Here is how to get your name in the drawing up to three times...

1st- Sign up to follow my blog. There is a google "Follow" button to the right of my blog.
I would love to see your face in one of those little windows. If you are already on my list of followers, then your name is already in the pot!

2nd- Simply leave a comment on this post.

3rd -Post something on your blog telling people to head on over here to check out the blog candy. Make sure you leave a comment here with a link to your blog so that I can check it out and put your name in. I will also add you to a special blog list I am creating here at Paper Askew Studio, so that I can frequently check on all of your wonderful creations as well!

DEADLINE: Friday, June 26th by 11:59PM MST (GMT-7). One random name will be selected as the winner. Everyone is welcome to enter!
Its that easy!! If I end up with over 100 comments or followers then I will add a second blog candy package equal to this one!!


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ship Ahoy & Blog Candy info

Here is another birthday card I recently made, this one for a little boy. I used the Making Memories "Big Kids" 950 set to create this card. I love all the fun bright colors and patterns in the papers and accessories. The card base is Soft Soft from Stampin' UP!

I will be putting a bunch of goodies together today to show you tomorrow. What goodies? Well they say one persons trash is another persons treasure. Check out the blog candy I will have up for grabs! You have the opportunity to put your name in the drawing up to 3 times!
Here how:

1st- Sign up to follow my blog.
I would love to see your little face in one of those windows. If you are already on my list of followers, then your name is already in the pot!

2nd- Simply leave a comment on the blog candy post tomorrow.

3rd -Post something on your blog telling people to head on over here to check out the blog candy. Make sure you leave a comment here with a link to your blog so that I can check it out and put your name in.

See you tomorrow!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

I am always in need of birthday cards, so I made a couple that I will show you over the next few days. This one uses a package die cut from Creative Cuts & More. It is not on their website yet, but will be soon.
Speaking of Creative Cuts and More, they are looking for guest designers. Check out the Creative Cuts and More blog: Die Cut Diva for more info. You won't want to miss out on this opportunity, CC&M products are so much fun to play with!!!

On another note I will be offering up some major blog candy here on Friday, June 19, 2009 so make sure you come back to check out what you could win!!! Spread the word!
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, June 8, 2009

When I was a little girl...

...I dreamed of being a ballerina. Well my dreams changed as I grew older and I never was in ballet class, but my little girl is. I am not sure if it is just a girl thing or if Aly is just simply graceful. She rarely falls and always seems to know how to run around a corner bobbing and weaving so that she never hits her head. I always thought Aly would be a wonderful dancer because of her coordination. Our boys were so much different, always banging their head or scraping up their knees.
We asked Aly if she would like to start ballet class this summer and you should have heard the squeal that came out of this child. We asked if she would like to be in gymnastics and the answer was clear "NO, I am a ballerina".
SO, today was her first class and of course I was a proud mama snapping photos. I have had the urge to get busy making some layouts, its been a while since I lost most of my photos when my computer died. Finally I had the time and the photos and OMG the perfect paper! A page for my little princess, our ballerina to show off this special day.

Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A bonus

A little bonus of being on the Caardvarks design team is that we have been published in Magazine. Check out the article and the awesome cards my fellow team members have created for the "Thank You" challenge they gave us.

Thanks for stopping by....oh I am on Breaking Dawn for all you Twilight followers...yippee!

Square Window Card Mat from Creative Cuts and More
Cardstock, sentiment stamp, buttons, and ribbon from Stampin' UP!
Swiss Dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug/Provo

Friday, June 5, 2009

Caardvarks Challenge

Time for another Caardvarks challenge, this one is sponsored by Club Scrap. I received one of their book boxes to assemble and decorate. I love the pattern paper that came in the kit, so bright and cheery. I added card stock stickers from Basic Grey to finish off the decorating. Now for some goodies to put inside...hmmm oh what shall I put in there???

Head on over to Caardvarks and play along for your chance to win a HUGE assortment of Club Scrap product -- a sheet of UM rubber, Club Scrap exclusive projects, a POP (pound of paper), plus a whole lot more! The Deadline: June 17th at midnight PST

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

End of the year Thank You

I made a couple of these cards for my kids teachers to thank them for a wonderful year. They were really simple to throw together. I used some retired paper from SU, American Crafts rub-ons (which I am addicted to, so if you want to send me some that would be cool LOL) and a straight square frame from Creative Cuts and More. The ribbons are from knows where...a stash I have. The button brads are Making Memories.

Sorry I have been gone for a few weeks, boy how that sneaks by. I was getting the kids finished up at school, finishing up my job that I left and reading 3 of the 4 books in the Twilight series. Any of you addicted like me? Seriously, I NEVER read...EVER and once I saw the movie Twilight I fell in love with the characters. I asked for the book series for Mother's Day and have been reading since. You know it has to be good to take away from my card making time...geesh! I will have to make some Edward cards for my girlfriends sometime soon. The combo of cardmaking and Edward....sigh!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by