Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Birthday To You . . . and Amazing News!!

Hi Kids!

Today is Day 3 of the ABC Toys & Crafts Design Team Challenge, which is to create a birthday card.  Pretty simple, right?!  Right!!  I can never have enough birthday cards on hand, so I was glad for the challenge to get a fire lit under my you-know-what to get some done.  This one came together pretty easily.  I recently received my order of Quite Contrary DP by My Mind's Eye - how freakin' delicious is this stuff?!!  There are a couple of different lines and I'm loving every single sheet of it.  I used my Labels 8 Nestabilities to cut out the main image panel.  The butterfly image is from a new Hero Arts clear set called Antique Engravings - lots of amazingly beautiful butterfly images in this set!!  Will definitely be using this again. Of course, I had to add some glitter and bling - doesn't every butterfly have glittery wings?  In my world they do! The sentiment is from another Hero Arts clear set called Birthday Messages.

We'd love for you to play along with our little challenge.  All you have to do is create a birthday card and link it up on (click here====>Mr. Linky<====click here) by Saturday, February 27th at 12:00 p.m., CST.  Be sure and visit the Design Team blog every day this week for another delicious sample from the design team girlies.  They'll inspire the pants right off ya, I promise!!  The prize?  Random number generator will be used to pick the WINNER of a $10 store credit to ABC Toys & Crafts. Helloo!!  More free stuff!!  What more could you want?!!

STAMPS:  Antique Engravings (Hero Arts), Birthday Messages (Hero Arts)
INK:  Tuxedo Black (Memento)
PAPER:  Quite Contary DP (My Mind's Eye), White CS (Neenah)
ACCESSORIES:  Janome Sew Mini, White Satin Ribbon (PTI), Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura), Dazzling Diamonds (SU), 3-D Dots (EK Success), Labels 8 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Citron Green Self-Adhesive Gem Stones (Hero Arts)

BIG NEWS!!  The card that I made a few weeks ago for the Caardvarks Wedding Card Challenge HERE was picked as the winner!!  OH MY GOSH!!  My card will be published in the July 2010 issue of CARDS magazine!  I am beside myself with excitement, as this has been a long time goal of mine.  Just wanted to share with you all.  Your kind words have been instrumental in encouraging me in what I do, so thank you for the time you take to leave me comments.  They mean the world to me!  Hugs!


Maria Matter said...

Simply beautiful Karolyn!!!

and Congrats again on being published, you ROCK!!! let me give you an extra little {{{squishy hug}}}

Blessings, Maria

naturecoastcrafter said...

Way cool news, just way cool. I am just so excited for you, Karolyn. Congratulations and to be in the beautiful CARDS magazine. You remind me when it hits the shelves. So cool, just so cool.

Julia Aston said...

Love your pretty b'day card on the top note and the beautiful DP's! BIG congrats on getting into Cards with your oh so lovely wedding card! How totally exciting!!!

Erin Smetak said...

What????!!!!!! You're going to be published?! WHAAA HOOOOOO!!!!!!!! It's about time they saw the beauty of your work!!!!!!! Oh Karolyn, I am so excited for you!!!!!!! And you're going to be in such a wonderful magazine too!!!!! Remind me when it hits newsstands so I can buy a copy!!!!!

Oh, big hugs to you my now famous friend! ;)

Pauline said...

Congratulations Carolyn, it's much deserved, your wedding card is stunning! Pauline xx