Monday, May 2, 2011

Happy for You... 2nd Blogoversary Prize Winners + More!

Hi! Today, I'm sharing a card that I had made a couple of months ago for the Under the Big Top category of Paper Crafts' Sep/Oct 2011 call for submissions. It was rejected, obviously, so I'm linking it to Amber's Reject Blog Hop. It uses a Pink Cat Studio digi which I coloured with Copics. I sponged the edges of the white layer with blue ink and adhered it to a scallop-shaped card. It reminds me that I should make more shaped cards!

So you're all here for the announcement of the winners of my 2nd blogoversary giveaway, right? :Þ Before I do that, I wanted to let you know of another statistic that I forgot to mention in Saturday's post. After my first year of blogging, I was lucky if I got one comment per post but usually it was none. When I first started blogging, I would comment on a lot of blogs and it made me sad when people wouldn't take the time to comment back. That is the reason why I always try to return comments. However, if you don't have a blog or if your profile access is denied and your email is also unavailable, there's nothing I can do to say thank you except to say it here. :) I just wanted to say how much I appreciate each and every comment I receive on my blog! It amazes me to see how many comments I receive now and it makes me so happy that so many of you enjoy my work. I hope to continue that into my third year of blogging.

Okay, let's get started. I used Random.org to select the post and then the comment for each prize. I had 21 posts in April (including the one over at Krafers' Paradise) so you'll see two those two badges and then the winner for each prize.

The winner of the three spools of pretty ribbon is:

The winners of these twine scarves are as follows: (1) the first winner will receive the colours on the top row, (2) the second winner will receive the colours on the tag in the middle and (3) the third winner will receive the colours on the bottom.

The winner of these embellishments is:

The winner of the die is:

The winner of this amazing stamp set is:

Congratulations, ladies! All winners have until midnight EST Thursday, May 5, 2011 to email me at artsy_em (at) hotmail (d0t) com with your full name and mailing address to claim your prize. If I don't hear from you by then, I will redraw the unclaimed prize(s) and announce the new winners on Friday, May 6th. Thank you so much for joining me in my 2nd blogoversary festivities! My next blog candy will be in September when I celebrate my birthday. I promise it'll be amazing. ;)

The Twinery is celebrating 4000 fans on Facebook with a 15% discount on all orders until midnight EST Wednesday, May 4th. Use the discount code FBFAN15 at checkout.

Also, Grace Hester, my teammate from The Twinery is celebrating her birthday this week with a fabulous giveaway! Hop on over to her blog HERE and leave some love. You just might win a spool of The Twinery's gorgeous baker's twine!

Thanks for everything, friends!! I hope you all had a fabulous start to your week.

Sources: SU Real Red cardstock; Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Pink Cat Studio Hootie Pie Clown; Papertrey Ink Enjoy the Ride; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Bashful Blue ink; Ranger Blending Tool; Copics; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large; QuicKutz Epic Six

36 comments:

~amy~ said...

Okay, your shaped card is CUTE!!!! Congrats to the lucky winners:)

Meg said...

Your card is so circus and fun! Love the circle and the fun coloring you did to Mr Owl.

And, oooh, oooh, I spy with my little eye....a CORGI winner!!!! :) And such a fabulous way to deliver the twine! :)

AnitaRex said...

Could your card be any cuter? :> Congrats to the winners! :>

Julie Hoffman said...

This card is adorable! Love the circle shape and adorable image! Your cards rock and I'm so blessed to have found you in blogland! Huge congrats on your second blogsversary!

SeattleStamper said...

Your card is super cute, lover the coloring on his shorts! I also have to say you gave me hope as you talked about most posts not getting comments. It was really nice to hear about your journey in the blogging world Emily!

Jocelyn said...

Adorable!! I love this PCS image and your coloring is truly amazing! I'm surprised you didn't submit this card in the Card a Day call--it's so CUTE!!! I'm so happy for your about your Blogoversary, and as a brand new blogger, I so appreciate your kind comments on my blog. :) *hugs*

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Whoo hoo to the winners!

Brenda said...

Love, love, love your card! Very cute image and gorgeous colouring! Thank you for pulling my name for a win! Yipee! I have e-mailed you. Thanks again Emily!

Jennifer said...

LOVE this adorable card Emily!! SO fun and bright!!! Makes me smile!!(=
Congrats to all the lucky winners!!

Jen said...

LOVE the shaped card! Super cute. :) Congrats to all the winners!

Amber said...

That Owl is so cute! Thanks for sharing it in the blog hop! I love your coloring and use of cute characters. They add such fabulous style to your creations. Happy Blogoversary!

Ujjwal said...

the owl image is super cute and with all those lovely colors it looks adorable :)

Congrats to all the winners and Happy Blogoversary once again :)

Lindsey said...

How could that card be a reject? Not to my eyes, that's for sure. :) He's such a cutie! Congrats to your prize winners, even though I'm not one of them. :D

donna mikasa said...

Love your shaped card, Emily! It's a winner to me! Congrats to all your blogaversary winners!

Janna Werner said...

Grats ladies and thanks Emily for your generosity :) Too bad that card got rejected but good for us as we can have a look at it now :-) Have a lovely day! Janna

lynn said...

oh, thanks so much, emily!--LOVE the stamps:) congrats to everyone! your card is too cute to be rejected by anyone! it makes you want to smile--and isn't that why we want the cards?!

Heather said...

Such a cute card, don't think that's reject material!! Congrats to the lucky winners :)

Wendy ten Hove said...

Congrats to all the winners! So fun of you to do this this way, Emily! Congrats on the two years of blogging and love it that your blog has become so popular, but just look at the card of today! Oeh, I looove it, the image and the coloring are stunning!!!!! Fun, fun, fun!!!!

Hugs, Wendy

Jen W. said...

Such a cute card! The image kind of reminds me of Spongebob Squarpants! LOL! Love your colouring and the fun shape. I have yet to make a shaped card - not sure why but they make me nervous. (Maybe 'cause I'm weird... :P)

And thanks so much for my blog candy! I'm so excited to win some twine and that super cute tag. It will be my first Twinery twine ever!

Angela said...

What a fab owl -- and your coloring is extra-brilliant on that little dude. So cute!

Congrats to the bloggy winners -- enjoy your goodies!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Emily, Love your cute little owl how fab is he?? and congratulations to the lucky winners:0)
Thank you for your lovely comment Emily, hope you have a lovely week, big hugs:0) xxx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a cute little card so beautifully coloured as always. Congratulations to all your winners and a big thank you for sharing your blog history - it's great encouragement for us all!

Erin said...

I am ever so excited to be the MFT die-namics WINNER!!! Thanks Emily

Karin said...

Congrats to all your winners, you deserve all the fab comments you recieve on your blog, because if that is what a rejected card looks like, then I don't know what a winning one is :) Love the bright happy colors and the cute shape!

Scrapcollectr said...

You just need to start your own magazine! What were they thinking passing on this cutie? *smile*
Congrats to all the winners!

Virginia L. said...

LUCKY LUCKY me!! YAY! LOVE your cute owl card. You always have such creative take on images!! Love visiting you here...sorry that I haven't been around much lately! Hope that will change!

Julie E said...

Oh so cute - how can it be a reject???? Thanks for the twinery discount code - I just bopped over there to pick up a sampler pack :>)

btenn said...

Cute card!

You definitely deserve all the love you're getting from your blog : ). Your blog inspires me every day and I am never disappointed. Good luck in the coming blogging year!

Hugs,
B

BabyBokChoy said...

omg, how cute is that owl?? I wanna pluck it and stir fry him, that's how cute!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Your owl card is a-dorable! It so colorful and happy!

Isha said...

Cute and Adorable card Emily...Love that stamp too. Lucky me ...Thanks for the gift....will mail you soon.

Emily Keaton said...

I love that sweet clown card, Emily! And congratulations to all of the winning lucky duckies!!!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

First off-CONGRATS to the winners:) FUN!

And second--I LOOOOOOOOVE this card! Are you kidding me that this card wasn't picked up?? I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! LOVE that coloring--and the clown image is PRECIOUS! LOVE IT:)

Tiffany said...

WOW!! That is one sweet image, beautiful coloring, such a fun design!

Sunghee said...

YAY Emily!!! Yup, i have to scroll all the way down down down to leave a comment on your blog! YOu rock, my friend!
PCS owl is my favorite. Love this scallop circle card.

Glenda J said...

Absolutely adorable card! So fabulous!