Tuesday, February 17, 2009

CPS Blog Hop Giveaway Winner & more!

First things first....let's announce the winner of my CPS Blog Hop giveaway. It was fun reading all of your responses as to what you would do with the paper pack up for grabs. I got answers ranging from hoarding it, using it on cards & layouts, mini-albums...to even giving part of it away or sharing it with family/friends. Every single person was deserving of it. So, the random number generator picked this comment as the winner:

Chriss Blagrave said...
Happy Anniversary CPS. That SEI paper is beautiful. I have had the "dill blossoms" but am not familiar with this chocolate line..it looks gorgeous. If I were to win it, I would use to make more cards to send to friends for their birthdays, based on a great sketch of course! Thanks for the chance!
February 14, 2009 8:29 AM

Congratulations, and please email me your address to jnllawson at bresnan.net (with the correct symbols, of course.) :)

So, I have a few things to share with you today. I got the day off yesterday for President's day....always nice to have an extra weekend day! First up is my card for Kazan's sketch #20 at the 2 Sketches 4 U blog. Super cute sketch this week....I went a little crazy cutting up this "Happy Place" paper by Sass. I had a couple scraps left with some cute images on it...so I cut those out too, and made a matching envelope! I think it is pretty cute!
I did this card for the Cardalicious #13 challenge. The challenge was to make a thank you card using felt, stitching, and the color pink. This is also somewhat of a peek at my CPS card for this week...because I used some of the paper scraps on it! ;) Lots of Basic Grey "Sugared" on this card, and felt, vintage ribbon, jewels, iron-ons....yum! This is for Caardvark's latest challenge, "We Heart You". Easy challenge to use hearts on your card. I picked this foiled paper from the SEI "Chocolat" collection (you know...the collection I just gave away!) with hearts all over it as my starting point. I like how it turned out...I think it would be great for a wedding!
Another card featuring the SEI "Chocolat" line, and a frosted cardbase by Shortcuts. They were my sponsor last week at CPS, and I really love their products. I posted a transparent cardbase and a gift card holder on Saturday...and wanted to show the frosted line too. So pretty!
And last but not least, is just a quick card I whipped up to use some Basic Grey "Two Scoops" scraps. Want to hear a funny thing about the pink twill? It used to be the drawstring in a new pair of PJ's that my mom got me for my birthday. I hate when my shirts don't sit flat over the top of PJ's, so I normally always cut out the drawstring. Just trying to do my part in reduce, REUSE, recycle. Hee hee!
So, did you have a good Valentine's day? Ours was nice and laidback. Josh humored me and watched the movie "Penelope" while he cooked dinner. Then I humored him and watched the movie "300" while we ate dinner/dessert. Josh made chicken and pasta with a white wine cream sauce, and we topped it with fresh cut tomatoes and baby spinach. I made chocolate torte in a heart shape for our dessert. Mmmm...it was so rich and decadent! We probably ate a full days worth of calories in just those two dishes...but who cares! You should get to splurge on Valentine's day.

Do want to hear the humorous part about "300" that we laughed about afterwards? During all of the bloody fight scenes...the flying blood just disappears. It doesn't hit the ground, and it definitely doesn't ever splatter on a Sparta soldier. The only time they ever got blood on them was when they died. The makers of the movie never denied the fact that the movie was pretty much all CGI...so it just adds to the humor. We also watched the clip on the workout regimine that the actors had to go through to get their bodies looking like this: Ladies and gentlemen...that is not CGI. Definitely highlighted with makeup, but I have the utmost respect for all of them that did the 6 months of workouts before starting to shoot the movie. It would have probably killed me....but then, I don't want to look like that. Hee hee! One of their exercises was to flip a heavy machinery tire over end to end for a certian length! Crazy- just plain crazy.
Well, I better get going for now. Hope you are having a good beginning of your week!
Until later,
~Lea

23 comments:

  1. Wow, you have been busy! The card for 2S4Y is adorable! I can't believe all of the work that went into that card! Also, the envelope is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

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  2. Wow! How do you get so much done?!? I LOVE all of your cards, but the 'nuts' card is over-the-top awesome! Thanks for playing along with the sketch!

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  3. holy what a bunch of gorgeousness!!!

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  4. WOW!! These are all fantastic!!

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  5. HOLY MACARONI! how do you make soooooooooooo many ♥gorgeous♥ cards so quickly??!?! of course they are all fab...but i am bound to say the CAARDVARKS one is my fave, right?! ;)

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  6. Oooh, you have been busy! These are all fabulous! Your Sass Lass card and envie are adorable...all that cutting WOW! And, of course I love your super yummy heart card (-;!

    (-: Heidi

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  7. Ohhhh... absolutely *SCRUMPTIOUS*!! I love all your cards, especially the sass card and matching envie!! Fabulous!

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  8. What a fabulous group of cards ... I'm jealous for your day of creativity ... you certainly used it wisely ... love them all.

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  9. All your cards are so nice. Your 2Sketches card & envie are too cute & I think my fav is your Cardilicious, but that SEI Choc is running a close 2nd!!

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  10. Lea, oh my goodness! Your work is SUPER ADORABLE!!! I love it all!! The card you made for 2S4U has the same whimsical look of the card I made for the Card-A-Licious challenge, except yours is a MILLION times cuter!!! Gotta add you to my blog. Just too cute!!!! ♥ Kay

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  11. Wow all the cards are gorgeous but I love the card you made for us and the matching envie - super super cute
    Hugs
    Kazan

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  12. Wow girl, so many beautiful cards. I love the little matching envelope.
    I haven't seen the movie yet, but we do have it here for me to watch.

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  13. So many amazing cards here!! I love the bright, bold, cheery colors in the first card and, at the same time, the soft colors in the rest. They're all beautiful, and I love the recycled twill :)

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  14. wowzers! each and every card is absolutely magnificent!

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  15. Wow, wow, wow!!! So much beauty in here... I'm in love with several of them!!

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  16. I love your cards !! Specially the card for 2S4Y ! It's sooo CUTE !! And wow..the envelope is gorgeous !!

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  17. I don't think I could love your cards any more than I do!! They are stunning, and the matching envelope is adorable!! :)

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  18. Very very, super duper, adorably cute!!!! Love the Kazan card and the 2nd is just gorgeous too!!! WOW!

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  19. WOW just look at all the beautiful eye candy! Love every card! Lovely job! ♥

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  20. Love your cards, they are great. I LOVE the colours in your 2S4U challenge, it must have taken you ages. The envelope looks fab!

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  21. I absolutely a-dore your style but wanted to let you know that I absolutely gasped OUTLOUD {hmmm...is that one or two words?} when I saw your sassy sassafras card!!!!!

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  22. Awesome cards Lea! I love the one with the cuttlebug embossing and the one with the pearl centered flowers.

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Lea