Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blog Makeover, a card and a Giveaway!

Hello my friends,
I am so excited to share my new blog makeover! What do you all think? I LOVE it and it is all thanks to the amazing and talented Sarah from Designs by Sarah. I hope my blog is easier for you to navigate through and if you look closely, you will see that I will be starting to post videos! But that is not all...more great news to share... Stay tuned for more on that later... but for now... I have some other exciting news to share....
My bestest and dearest friend Kellie (from Australia, oh how I miss her)
and I have decided to be each other's motivation to keep up with our crafting goals for 2013.So we decided to create challenges every week that we both need to do. Our first challenge was left up to me to decide and so I decided that we would make a card and incorporate the colors tan, white, brown and green. So here is my card for our first challenge:

My solid cardstock is from Bazzill and the patterned papers are from My Minds Eye. I ran the tan cardstock through an embossing folder to add some dimension to that layer. The flower I made using various prima flowers and an american crafts brad in the center. My sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's "Hello Friend" stamp set. I just LOVE this set. So cute! To finish off the card I added some tan crochet trim from Webster's and some butterflies from SEI.
 Here is a peek at the inside and this sentiment is also from the "Hello Friend" stamp set.

Now for the GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will be chosen by on
 February 4th and that winner will recieve a mystery bag valued at $25 plus a $10 gift card to Ac Moore's!!!

So here are the rules for this giveaway:
1. Become a follower to my blog and leave a comment that you are following me
2. Click the Pinterest button at the top of my blog and follow me, then leave a comment here letting me know you are following me
3. Stop on over to my bestie Kellie's blog, become a follower and leave her a comment letting her know that I sent you and then leave a comment here letting me know you did
4. Leave a comment below telling me what is on your wishlist from all the CHA goodies!

If you do all the above, that is 4 chances for you to try and win!!!

Good luck and thank you for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card - love the colors and design of it all. Of course I'm already a follower and have been for a while. :)

  2. I don't want to bog down your comments with all the varying things you asked but I did follow you on Pintrest and also checked out and followed Kellie's blog.

    I love her take on the challenge too. You both rocked it.

    As for the CHA wishlist. I haven't seen everything that "came out" but I did see some gorgeous stamps and papers that would be nice to add to my stash.

  3. Beautiful Jo! Love the new blog look TFS :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  4. Wow! This card is gorgeous!! I'm always a little afraid of large flowers on cards, but this is fabulous!!

  5. such a beautiful card, Jo! love the big flower and all the layering. wonderful textures, too. love it!

  6. 1) I am following your blog, love the new look!
    2) Very excited about your challenges, hoping to get to participate sometime soon.
    3) I went over to Kellie's blog and am following her also.

    Love Both of your cards, it is so very cool to see the different direction you both took, and I like them both. I too LOVE the big flower although I wouldn't have expected to, I haven't used any that large. :) I really like your use of color and the different colored flowers also. Can't wait to see what's next.
    4) ps, I also went to Pinterest where I was following you, but unfollowed and now re-followed, does that count? LOL


  7. LOL Lu yes it counts!!! I'd love to see you join in our challenges!


  8. Hi Jo. Thanks for commenting on the coaster project. I wanted to let you know that the reply I sent via email came back. Your Comcast. Net address was not deliverable. Just thought you should know.

  9. Beautiful card Jo! I absolutely love the color of the flower. Nice makeover too. Good Luck with your goals, nice to have support of a friend to help with it too.

  10. I love your card!
    1. I am following your blog
    2. I am following you on Pinterst
    3. I am following Kellie's blog and left her a comment saying I came from here.
    4. I haven't seen hardly anything yet. I did see some Tim Holtz stuff which I really loved his burlap panels. But then again I saw the envelope maker too which I loved, it is so easy to create an envelope on it. It is called the envelope Punch Board by WRMK. Then again, there is all them new stamps and punches.....I can't tell you what I liked best because I like so much!

  11. I am already a Follower!!!
    OMG!!LOVE your NEW look!!Fabulous!

  12. Following you on Pinterest!
    Migdalia Rodriguez

  13. HI!I stopped by Kellie's blog and became a follower.I let herknow that I came from your blog and I left her bloggie love.

  14. Hi JO,I LOVE any new Flowers or stamps!!

  15. Lovely card Jo
    I have just come over from Kellie's blog. We were talking at Stamp Club at Russell Vale yesterday and I asked if she had a blog. I have become a follower of her blog and just become a follower of your blog. I am not on Pinterest.
    I live in Sydney but a friend takes me down to stamp club each month. Unfortunately we can't go next month as she will be away.
    Best wishes, Margaret


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