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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Blog Hop Winners Announced - Autumn Inspirations Hop

Winners from the Sparkle N Sprinkle "Autumn Inspiratons" Blog Hop have been announced.  Just wanted to pass those along in case you didn't get to see them yet.
The Grand Prize was awarded to Aileen Freeman!
Secondary winners (extra prizes)
1. From Donna Ellis's Blog: 2 glitter tinsels of your choice! – Karen A. Jones 
2. From Dawn Thomas's Blog: 3 embossing powders of your choice! - Linda Craig
3. From Linda Loew's Blog: 3 glitters of your choice! - Denise B
4. From Shona Erlenborn's Blog: 2 Sparkle N Soft colors of your choice! - Barb P
5. From Patti White's Blog: 2 Flocking colors of your choice! - Anita Braddock

More details (including details on what to do if you're a winner) are on the "home blog" - Sparkle N Sprinkle Blog.  And we've said before on previous hops & I'd like to repeat again myself because it's so absolutely true.....we truly enjoy & appreciate every comment   It encourages & inspires us more than you know!  Thank you so much for joining us & spending a little part of your day with us.  We're so glad you did!
For an extra treat, I have another SNS (Sparkle N Sprinkle) fall card to share with you today.  This is another of my "Pre-Blog" designs that I wanted to share now.  This one may or may not appeal to everyone because it's a bit unusual; but it IS a completely fun card that is near and dear to my heart!

You see, for a similar SNS design request last fall; we were also asked to do cards with a fall theme - much like this recent project for the Autumn Inspirations hop.  Well, at that time, I was working with the really cute Brooke & Bailey baby sets from SNS.  Those two sets are a lot of fun & have so many great images & sayings - here's a peek at the two of them:

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So again...I'm working with these two sets when the fall themed request comes in & the request includes a suggestion to "re-purpose" everyday stamps into fall themed designs.  Well there it was, right in front of me....since I, like many people, create from their own life experiences or that which is personal to them - the answer was right in front of me.  Two of the four grandchildren in my immediate family (my daughter & my niece) were both born within a week of Thanksgiving.  Many people call them "turkey babies".  And since I have one and know one - I just had to create one for this design call.  Plus, the Bailey in Diapers stamp was perfect for this idea!  I just loved this card - cute, a little funny, and really unique.  What do you think?

The feathers can be done lots of different ways.  I used a Cricut to cut these, but they could easily be made out of a lot of different dies, punches, or even free hand. These ones are actually
flower petals!  They just happened to be the shape I was looking for - so let your creativity flow - think outside the box!  The saying was part stamped (the "Congratulations" from the same set as Bailey) and part done on the computer ("on your New Little Gobbler").  With cling stamps it's so easy to see through the acrylic blocks to make lining up with the computer text a breeze! And don't forget that the saying could easily be changed so that you could have a birth announcement, a shower card, or even one congratulating parents that found out they're expecting in the fall.  To finish the piece, the card and the saying piece were both accented with SNS Autumn Medley glitter for that extra "pop".

If you know anyone expecting in November; I'd bet they'd just love to receive a Baby Bailey Gobbler!  Or for that matter, Bailey would look great "dressed up" for a bunch of other holidays & events too!  Once again, let that creativity flow!!  If you do a "Bailey" card, be sure to let me know; I'd love to see yours!  Hope you enjoyed the card & congrats again to the Autumn Inspirations blog hop winners!!

"The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy; 
                                                                      I mean that if you are happy you will be good."              Bertrand Russell

Until next time,
** Julie**

Supplies used:                                        
Stamps - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Glitter - Sparkle N Sprinkle
Die cut "feathers" - Cricut
Die cut label - Spellbinders Nestabilities
Embossing Folder - Sizzix
Dew Drops - The Robin's Nest
Markers - Copic                                      Full instructions for this card can be found HERE.


Karin said...

This is just clever and adorable!

Donna said...

It's a cute a little gobbler! Thanks for sharing!