Thursday, March 25, 2010

Blog Anniversary Challenge and Giveaways!

Now how about some giveaways to celebrate my first blog anniversary. There will be two chances to win and two prizes up for grabs.

I thought I'd make it interesting by offering a sketch. I've been using the same sketch for some of my CAS cards lately.

The Sketch:
Here's a sample card. I made a couple more HERE. The sentiment on my card below is from the Lovely Shelf set.

The Deets:
  • Leave a comment on this and every post I have until the deadline (April 10th at midnight). One comment a day please.
  • Followers will be automatically entered twice.
  • Make as many cards as you want based on the sketch above and leave a direct link to every card on the list below. One link per card please. If you include more than one card based on the sketch in your post, re-enter the same link to better your chances of winning.
  • I ask that when posting your card on your blog, please provide a direct link to this post so that others can join, too.
  • The link will remain active until the deadline, April 10 at midnight.
  • I will announce the winners on Sunday, April 11th.
The Prizes:
From the commenters, I will be giving away Stampin' Up!'s Country Morning set to one random winner. This is a hostess only set, so it's hard to come by.
From the sketch participants, I will be giving away my Lovely Labels set.

If you already have this set, I will give another prize package that will include another stamp set and other goodies. I am also on a lookout for a Guest DT for my next release. (Hint: I tend to ask those who come to my blog regularly because I feel like they know my design style :-).

I hope you can play along!



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68 comments:

  1. Such a sweet and lovely card Nina! Great blogoversary goodies too! You know, I am always up for the Guest Design Challenge. :)

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  2. How exciting! Totally going to participate! :)

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  3. What a lovely sketch and your cards are very beautiful!! I will make a card to submit for the challenge.

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  4. Fun card sketch Nina! I just found your blog through Lisa and subscribed... I just got this butterfly punch and used it on a card last week... I'm not familiar w/your stamp sets but I'll be watching from now on! I color a lot and do collage stamping. I've been stamping for 16 years and love to use stamps...
    here's my blog...
    Pam Going Postal

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  5. Nina, I have been noticing the fab design of your sketches lately. Love it and definitely count me in for playing along. Love the butterfly on this card and that sentiment from Lovely Shelf is PERFECT! :o)

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  6. Happy Blogoversary!!

    I love your card. This sounds like fun. I'm going to have to get busy with this sketch.

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  7. Happy anniversary! Thanks for the chance to win... will be uploading a pic shortly :) love the sketch, and can see i'll have a collection of cards soon :)

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  8. What a great set and what generous prizes. I love your label set. Can't wait to play!

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  9. Happy Blogoversary, Nina!! your card is gorgeous! love how you have been using that martha butterfly punch and picked up one the other day!! =) hopefully i can play along, too. love that sketch!

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  10. Happy Anniversary - I will play along! Time to get stamping!

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  11. Happy Blogoversary Nina!! Love youe CAS card that butterfly really pops, love the pearl you added in the center.

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  12. Super sketch. I could use this a billion times. Better get started on one! Cheers!

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  13. Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary, Happy Anniversary and I wish you many more to come! I absolutely love this card! The paper is fabulous and I love the little popped butterfly! Butterflies are may absolute favorite and this card is absolutely gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    muffy74sf@aol.com

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  14. What a great way to celebrate!! Happy Blogaversary! Great sketch, too! Super sweet!

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  15. Love this sketch can't wait to try it!!!Love what you did with it!!

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  16. Happy Blog Anniversary, Nina! Great CAS sketch! Your butterfly card is so beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Happy Blogoversary Nina! Your blog is full of inspiration and great ideas. I love your card and your sketch. I will give it a try!

    God bless.
    Giovana

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  18. What a wonderful sketch and beautiful card!

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  19. happy anniversary, nina! sweet sketch, and card! thanks for the chance!

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  20. Great party you have going on here! Congrats on your anniversary! I'll be giving the sketch a try!

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  21. What a great way to thank your fans that visit you! You always do some amazing things, and I'm off to create a card!

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  22. Happy Anniversary, Nina! Love your card and the beautiful sketch. Thanks for the chance to win the yummy candy!

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  23. Congratulations on your year of blogging! I'm nearing the anniversary of my scrapbooking blog too and have a giveaway going on right now for Easter. Hopefully I'll get time to do the sketch too - nice and simple!

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  24. That is a Beautiful flower. Even my favorite color....I must get this stamp set.

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  25. I cannot believe how it has only been One Year. You are such a BIG DEAL!!! Congratulations. I love this sketch and hope you don't mind if I use it a few times. Of course I will link back and enter myself for a chance to Design with you and your amazing Artful stamps.

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  26. Great card and sketch! Can't wait to participate. Would love those stamps. :)

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  27. Not sure how I found you but I love your work! I just became a public follower although I have you in my RSS feed!

    I love that butterfly card! So, to enter your giveaway, do we need to do ALL of your points (i.e. do we have to make a card in addition to commenting on every post)
    Thanks!

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  28. sorry about the multiple uploads at once... i found your card so easy to lift that i had to play with it again, and again, and again... *blush*

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  29. Hi Nina! Happy Blog Anniversary!! I love your card - such pretty colours and that butterfly makes it so elegant! I definitely want to have a go at your sketch!
    Thanks for all your inspiration!
    Shannah xox

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  30. Beautiful card, Nina! I love the simple layout; it leaves room to showcase a special embellishment or technique. Lovely!

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  31. Very beautiful card Nina..I love your sketch..wana try to make a card with your sweet sketch...I wish I win your nice stamp...hugs and kisses, Monika your friend fron Flickr.

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  32. That sketch is a good one.... and I love the butterflies!!

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  33. Happy Blog Anniversary Nina. Hard to believe it has already been a year. I love all your stamps and your work is always an inspiration. Your butterfly card is beautiful.

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  34. Happy blog anniversary. I hope that I will be able to make a card by the deadline too. Just became a follower.

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  35. Oh boy what a year it's been Nina......did you ever think when you started your blog that things would go so well? Congratulations!

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  36. Happy blogiversary! I've posted the card in my stamptv gallery, as it's a little hard for me to type out a blog post righ tnow. I really like the sketch. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  37. congrats on your anniversary! I just found your site this morning and it is great. I love your cards. Each one is special.
    thanks for sharing

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  38. Happy, Happy Blog anniversary to you! And us too... You have an incredible blog and it's a gift everytime I visit! I'm a huge fan of yours! Thanks for offering up such a generous giveaway. My fingers and toes are crossed... hoping : )
    The card you've posted is a beauty. Love all the butterflies and the single pearl. adore the color of that cardstock!

    Thanks Nina!

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  39. Happy, Happy Blog anniversary to you! And us too... You have an incredible blog and it's a gift everytime I visit! I'm a huge fan of yours! Thanks for offering up such a generous giveaway. My fingers and toes are crossed... hoping : )
    The card you've posted is a beauty. Love all the butterflies and the single pearl. adore the color of that cardstock!

    Thanks Nina!

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  40. Happy one year blogerversary!! what a fun challenge you are hosting. Hope to find some time to play the sketch! You are so kind with the giveaway!! Congrats!

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  41. Hello,

    Do I need to use a scecific image ?

    Thanks :-)

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  42. Thanks Nina I'm playing as well. Thanks :-)

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  43. Happy Anniversary, Nina! The past year has gone by so quickly. I am so enjoying your designs. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies. I hope to play this week with this fun sketch.

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  44. Nina- Congratulations on your First Anniversary. I have always admired your design style, so I hope you like the card I made for this challenge!

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  45. This looks like fun, this is a great CAS sketch! My thanks to Jennie for reminding me of your anniversary. Somehow, I must have clicked the wrong blog to "stop following" at some point. Well I'm back, you are a talented artist and illastrator. Hugs, Lori

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  46. Another comment from me...I loved this sketch so much I have used it several times. I hope you like what I have made. Love your stamps and would love to be DT for you. :)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  47. Happy Blogaversary, Nina!! I have really enjoyed your blog and your stamp sets rock! I love your sweet butterfly card using this sketch.

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  48. Hi Nina, your card is gorgeous, I love the sketch and am going to slip in a card ot two before the deadline! I love that stamp set and would, like everyone else - love to own it - and the DT opportunity sounds great - heaps of fun and inspiration to be had here! Thanks Nina, you are amazing! {{{hugs}}}

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  49. Happy Anniversary, Nina!
    Beautiful card! And fantastic stamp sets!!!!! Love your blog...

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  50. Nina, I love your cards and appreciate the chance to win your stamps. I love your labels set and have been dreaming of it. Happy Anniversary!

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  51. Happy Blogiversary. Great sketch. I do have to make some cards so I will see how I go in the few days I have left. Very nice stamps sets.

    Gail gcom31@msn.com
    Australia

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  52. What a beautiful card! :) Thanks for giving us a chance to win!

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  53. Hi Nina - Happy Blogaversary!! I am thrilled to be taking part in your Blogaversary Challenge - would you believe I made the card 2 days ago and forgot to photopraph it until today - I 'hang my head in shame!' LOL! I am hoping to make at lease one more!! I love those sets and like everyone else would LOVE to win them! Thank for the opportunity! {{{hugs}}} my friend!!

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  54. Hi Nina! Happy Blogaversary! What a great idea to do a sketch challenge and to offer such lovely candy too! Thanks for the chance to win!!! Blessings my friend! I am a follower and will try to get to the sketch soon!

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  55. Happy Blog Anniversary Nina!!! Thanks for all the great inspiration ...and for designing those beautiful stamps.
    Love this sketch...and your card is fab as always.
    That label stamp is Awesome!!
    I would love to be your GDT someday :)
    hugs~

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  56. can't believe I have just found your blog love your cards and happy blogaversary- great sketch hope to play

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  57. can't believe I have just found your blog love your cards and happy blogaversary- great sketch hope to play

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  58. Happy Bloggiversary, Nina!! I am having SOOOOO much fun with that sketch!

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  59. Happy blogaversary, your card is beautiful!

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  60. Love your stamp sets. congrats on your anniversary. Love the sketch! Thanks for a chance to win a stamp set!

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  61. Love your stuff and your blog inspirational on two levels! Thanks for that.

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  62. How did I miss this post!!!!!!!! And tomorrow is the deadline!!!!! This ALWAYS happens to me!! LOVE your sketch..and your blog totally ROCKS!
    xo

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  63. Congrats onyour anniversary. I just found your blog. Lots of inspirations!

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  64. I've had so much fun with your sketch, Nina. So much so that, I swear, I was dreaming about it last night!! I wish I could remember exactly what I did in my dream, because I'd altered the sketch just slightly and the card was fantastic! I'm sure if I play around with my supplies, I'll be able to figure it out some day...

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  65. Hello, I just love this new sketch. This is my first time to participate in your giveaway/challenge. I love your blog and have become a follower. Your card is adorable.

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  66. I have two of your stamp sets. But I just found your blog from a friend's blog! Happy blogaversary to you, Nina. Will be a follower here and subscribe if possible! Be back soon....with a card for the contest!!!

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