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Monday, March 21, 2011

Celebrate Good Times + a Giveaway


Well, "there's a party goin' on right here, a celebration to last throughout the years--So bring your good times, and your laughter too, We gonna celebrate your party with you--Come on now!" Don't ya'll just love you some Kool and the Gang? As you can probably tell, I had that song in my head the whole time I was making this card. And YES, I AM celebrating around here! Did ya'll notice my new decor? I had a makeover--a BLOG makeover that is--no one has called me to be on What Not To Wear yet (Stacy London is my idol as we share the same gray streak in our hair). For my birthday back in January, I asked my sister Sara for a redo of the old bloggio and this is the NEW LOOK!


So when I was poking around in my stampy drawers (hehe), I found the perfect VERVE set to make a card with for my new blog's DEBUT--Birthday Bash! My card is sporting this past Friday's Viva la Verve sketch from Jackie Pedro. I just had to use some more of that Little Girl paper from Echo Park too, and even paper pieced the balloons. I love the yellow one with the heart. I like yellow and definitely needed it included in my new blog design as well. Didn't Sara do a great job?


Anyway, since it's been a while since I've had a giveaway and this is a perfect time to celebrate, I thought to myself, "self--let's have a giveaway, since this is the perfect time to celebrate." I'm not a deep thinker, can ya'll tell? I've got a little something from all the companies I design for and love and I may even throw in a few other surprise goodies! There's a couple of sweet embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty, a Flat-Bottomed Clouds Die-namics from My Favorite Things, the Every Season Plain Jane from Verve and the Ewe Complete Me stamp set from The Cat's Pajamas.

Just leave me a comment telling Sara how wonderful she is (she won't get a big head, I promise. She's way more deep than I am), and I'll do that random drawing thing, oh let's say sometime on Sunday the 27th. Sound good? I love ya'll!

SUSIE Q-TIP: Remember those Prima flowers from long ago like this one? I tend to not use them as much any more with all the flower dies and punches available, but I still really love them. Get yours out and layer a button on them to feel the love once again.

Stamps: Birthday Bash (Verve)
Paper: Banana Split, White (MFT), Regal Rose (SU!), Little Girl (Echo Park)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Simply Scallops Die-namic (MFT), Paper Piercer/Mat Pack, Corner Rounder, Lavender Flatback Pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), Prima Flower, Button, Twine (TCP), Ribbon (PTI), Hot Glue, Jody Boosters
Finished Size: 5.25" Square

38 comments:

  1. Cute new look! Love your card too. Happy blog makeover day! :)

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  2. Yay!! LOVE the new blog look...I noticed right away!! What a talented sister you have...it obviously runs through the family big time!! I love your Q-tip today...I pulled out a green one for my birthday card and turn it into a shamrock!! I cut the stem from one of the petals :)

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  3. Your new digs are just too cute for words!!! The birdie flying around and the colors-love it

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  4. ...and I say to myself, "Self keep that head in check!" HAHAHA...you crack me up Susan!!! :D

    I'm so excited your having a giveaway!!!! I can't wait to lurk!!!

    Your card is TOTALLY AWESOME...it's a PERFECT MATCH!!!!

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  5. Love the new look! love the card! I love checking in to your blog for inspiration...you..and your work..keep it up! :) and what a FUN giveaway! :) Thank you!
    Micky :)

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  6. From your Ohio fan...you know the one!
    Sara, your colors are beautiful. Makes me think of your sister. Not only does she inspire me, she makes me chuckle!
    The best to you both.

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  7. Your blog is so colorful and I love the top banner, I really love birdcages. The bubble for the comments is genius! Oh yes, I do love your card, though I was really taken with the blog design! Tks for sharing.

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  8. Oh my goodness Susan, your new look is awesome! What a talented sister you have ... runs in the family, I see! Love your card too! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Love love love your new look! You and your sister are both so talented! I check your blog everyday and am always inspired by your creativity! Thanks for sharing with us! I always love your Q-Tips, you always make me smile!

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  10. Love this card, but your blog redo is fabulous, I adore the colors. I see talent is plentiful in your family!

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  11. Love the new fresh look of your blog........Sara did a great job....Congrats to you both :)

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  12. Your blog is so spring like and cheerful...love your card...I was jut discussing using prima flowers with a fellow stamper. Thanks for the great giveaway

    Shirley
    sbgoudreau@yahoo.com

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  13. What a wonderful new look to your blog...so springy (and just getting new snow today, I am looking for anything springy!). Your sister is definitely very talented!!! Thanks for the chance to win. BTW, I love your kind of "deep" thinking...you always make me laugh!

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  14. The new banner & card are so perfect - nice & springy, which is what we need!!! TFS!!!

    Peg

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  15. Great job Sara I think you captured Susan's taste on the blog look. Very bright and sunny great new look. You have a great talent on how to make it work and all the details great ideas. (are we related I could use a make over -blog and personal LOL)
    Great card Susan I always love your style and your tips. You make me laugh I love visiting your blog. Happy belated birthday ; )

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  16. What an awesome job on your blog, bright and organized. I love it! I love the balloon with the heart in it, too cute!

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  17. Who doesn't love a make over??? Susan you blog looks great!!! Way to go Sara. I love the banner.

    Fab card!!!!

    Thank you for the chance to win.

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  18. Great new look! I was trying to figure out if I'd gone to the wrong blog at first! How lucky you are to have a talented sister willing to help out with your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  19. Great job, Sara! Love the cheerfulness and colors!

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  20. Congrats to your sister on the bright, springy look. Birds and bird cages are my favs, so love the new blog design. Thanks for a chance at the yummy candy!

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  21. My name is Susan also and my relatives all call me Susie. I fell in love with your new banner, looks awesome. Sara did a great job! Love the layout and colors. Creative family!

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  22. I'm a quiet admirer of your blog and I must say that today when I decided to check on what you've been up to, it was like a fresh breath of spring! Here in Boston we are planning to get another snow storm today! Thankfully it is only supposed to be a small storm, but gosh, I've got spring fever! Good for you to tap your sister's great talents to update your blog (and I say that as a person who taps her sister's photo genius quite a bit) - she did a great job! Thanks for all the great posts - you are so talented!

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  23. OK...skip me if you get a 9 and 4 in your drawing. I just HAD to tel you...when I showed Ed your blog post he said, "Oh Kitty! Hahaha!" (TCP) and kept scrolling and pointed at the MFT flowers and then said your blog giveaway was ART!!! HAHAHAHA!!!! Edder-bugs...you silly boy! He is potty trained now...BTW...WHOOHOO!!!

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  24. Susie, I love your blog, always love your art and your helpful tips!!! Sara, the colors are awesome, love the pinks, yellows, turquoise and green's, so bright and cheerful, a lovely make over! Thank you for offering some awesome blog candy, it is always fun wishing and hoping to win something new from any of these vendors, you are awesome!

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  25. LOVE your new blog look... and done by your sister WOW!!!! You both are fabulously talented! Love your blog and visit often Susan. Sending smiles from Minnesota.

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  26. LOVE the new layout...the bright, cheery colors, the super-cute banner...well, heck, just about everything! Sara did an awesome job...she's one talented girl! Thanks for sharing with us every day. You're one of my go-to sources for inspiration.

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  27. Great new blog look, so perky and happy! There's a bunch of talent in your family. I always enjoy reading your tips and they've been such helps! Thanks!!

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  28. Awesome new look! Love it! Great job Sara! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  29. Love your new look. Way to go. I also enjoy your tips.

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  30. Love your blog and all your inspiration!

    terri at digitaldesigns dot us

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  31. I really am loving the new look of your blog - Makes me believe that spring is just around the corner. Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  32. Wowzers....love your new blog :) It makes me smile just looking at it!!

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  33. I just visited your Sisters blog, she has some great ideas. Now I know Jen and yours secrets to great blogs, your sister! I noticed you had a new look, but didn't realize it was because of your sis. She really did do a great job! I asked her is she would become my sis!

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  34. If this gets posted twice, it's because I'm computer challenged! I went to your sisters website, she has great ideas! I always wondered how Jen and you had such great blogs, now I know your secret! Your Sis! I noticed the other day you had a new look, but did not realize she had done it for you. She did a great job, Love it! I left a comment on her website, asking her to be my Sis!

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  35. Waaaay cool Sara! Lovin' the colors and the style! Well done! Got any tips for a novice? :)

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  36. Love the color and cute springy theme! Sara is right, it just makes me smile!

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  37. I love the new look and the bright colors. Sara did a great job. Thanks for offering up some candy!

    bbourassa at att dot net

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