Sunday, August 25, 2013

2, 4, 6, 8... (& a Giveaway)

Hi everyone! I hope you had a good weekend. Normally I'm not overly excited about a Monday, but today I get to meet my dear blog friend Joscelyne. Woo hoo! I'm sure we'll take a picture or two, and I'll share one.



It's time for a new challenge at Paper Smooches SPARKS. Here's the uber-cool inspiration image:



I love that image! There were so many possibilities, but I focused on the colors in the image:



I wanted it to be a play on the "2-4-6-8-Who do we appreciate?" chant. ha ha Using the Paper Smooches Digits dies and stamps, I cut and stamped the numbers. Then, I used the Word Bubbles die and stamped the He Said, She Said speech bubble over it. I didn't realize it beforehand, but they dies aren't nested. It took me a few tries to realize the stamps don't fit in the bubble. I had to add a little ink to the top edge. ;)

I added the little fish from Briny Blue and made him say the "freakin' great" (from Slang Gang). I chuckle at that every time. Here's a close-up:




If you'd like to play along with this week's SPARKS challenge, you can link up your cards HERE.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's projects!

Jocelyn <--You're here


It's also been a while since I've done a giveaway. It means so much that you take the time to look at my blog. Sometimes it's hard to blog--it's a busy time, I don't like my card, I feel like my comments are lame, etc. But, the kindness and support mean everything to me. :)

As a thank you to my blog followers, I'm doing two giveaways this week. Just comment on any or all of the posts this week, and I'll draw two names from all of the comments (through next Sunday). Here's the first giveaway package (the second I'll share on Thursday):



Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!


Supplies
Cardstock: (Nightshift Blue) My Favorite Things; (white) PTI
Clear stamps: (number from Digits; speech bubble from He Said, She Said; sentiment from Slang Gang; fish from Briny Blue) Paper Smooches
Ink: (Red Currant; Sky Blue; Pool) Fresh Ink; (yellow Brilliance; Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko; (Lavender) Color Box
Dies: (Word Bubbles; Digits) Paper Smooches
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35 comments:

  1. Oh My this is the cutest card....and the saying...I use that all the time in real life so its just perfect! I hope you have a good time with your blog friend!

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  2. Ha, ha love this playful card! Love being apart of this super supportive crafting blog-land and thank you for your support as well!

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  3. Well ain't this freakin' great?!?!? Love stopping by to see your work. Enjoy your date with Joscelyne.

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  4. I just got Slang Gang, and I am so excited about it :) I keep picking it up and squee-ing. I totally LOVE your card - my hubby & I have many many versions of that 2-4-6-8 chant (none of which are blog-appropriate, lol) so he would get a major kick out of it too :) AND, try not to be your harshest critic. You know what? we come back ALL THE TIME because you're amazing! :)

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  5. haha--LOVE that card! Very original!

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  6. LOL!!! I loveeeeeeeeee your card!! LOVING the numbers and that sentiment ROCKS!!! And what a sweet giveaway!! Have fun meeting your bloggy friend!!! :)

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  7. That card is A-dorable! I love all the different fonts on the numbers, and that is a freakin' cute sentiment!

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  8. Super cute design...love that sentiment!!

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  9. LOOOOOOOOOVE that you focused on the colors from this photo-- and I think that you're right! There are SO many different things that can inspire (frames, design, colors, etc!!!)!! You nailed this card-- LOVE the die cut digits-- MUST use that set ASAP! LOVE your colors and the navy background! FAB x10000:)

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  10. Love this card!! You did a fabulous job on this weeks challenge:)

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  11. So cute! I love the bright colors, and that it rhymes (it's the little things). :)

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  12. This card is adorable Jocelyn! Love the bright colors. Thanks for some inspiration in using this set too... really fun the way you used it to create your message. :)

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  13. that's hilarious! I love your sentiments!

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  14. This card is awesome! I love love love that sentiment and thanks for the giveaway chance that is so nice of you!

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  15. Super clever design. I love the mix of the numbers with the fish. Just fabulous!

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  16. What a fun card and love the use of numbers with that sentiment :)
    thanks for the chance too

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  18. (Sorry, my brain slipped out of gear on the last comment I tried... :D)
    I love the idea behind this card, and it is HILARIOUS. And wow, Jocelyn, this is one very generous giveaway!

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  19. You have a great blog and I check out every post (ah the beauty of following you by email). Super cool card and a sweet giveaway too!

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  20. Fun card, love the colors and the sentiment! Thanks for the chance

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  21. LOVE the verse....it made me giggle as well! Awesome shading on the goldfish! How sweet of you to offer us a chance at some goodies - thanks for your generosity!

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  22. Very cute card! Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Your card is too too cute:) so fun!
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  24. I haven't even check out sparks this week, have to get there. Your card is sooooooo super fun!

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  25. Love tat cling stamp! the card is too funny - thanks for sharing

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  26. Super fun card. Love the sentiment. And your bold colour choices! :)

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  27. This is so cute. It reminds me of the Dr. Seuss--one fish two fish, red fish, blue fish.

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  28. This card is so fun...I just love it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  29. Oh my goodness! How fun and creative is this?!?!? LOVE the way you used the colors - and the creative sentiment!!!

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  30. Oh this card is adorable. I love all the colors. It's just so cheery and makes you smile big.

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  31. Very cute..like your take on the inspiration picture.

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  32. I love cards that make me chuckle. Heee...this one's great. :)

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