Friday, April 18, 2008

More Cherry Bling, A Little Blog Candy and a Publication!

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Okay, so obviously I LOVE these little cherry bling embellishments from Heidi Swapp and if you like them as well, you'll have a chance to win some at the end of this post! I made this card for today's challenge on Splitcoast which was to make a card at least 4" x 8" (mine is 4" x 9"). I think this is the largest card I've ever made! As soon as I saw the challenge, I knew I wanted to use one of Beate's Weekend Sketches that she had done a while back--I liked it but had never gotten around to it. I decided to use my Hero Arts Cupcake set for the main images and then I used Polka Dot Basics by Papertrey Ink for the background panels. I added some new glittery brads to the left and finished the card off with some wide grosgrain ribbon in Celery and a thinner gingham ribbon in pink. The images were colored with an Aqua Painter and inks in Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip. I went over some of the pieces with my Sakura Stardust pen and Aqua Painter for some added shimmer. My friend Ann came over to stamp with me today and you can see her card HERE.


So, for those of you who made it to the end--do you want to win some of these Cherry Bling pieces from Heidi Swapp? Just leave a comment on this post and I'll pick a winner on Sunday. I'll send you half a sheet which includes 8 different pieces in red and pink in a variety of sizes. Thanks for stopping by!


ETA: I just received an e-mail that a card I submitted for September's issue of Cards Magazine has been accepted! WOOOOHOOOOOO! I'm so excited!! I said it before and I am going to say it again--submit, submit, submit if you are interested in getting your work published. Now I don't have to worry about being a 'one hit wonder'! HAHAHAHAHA

24 comments:

Stephanie said...

awesome card for today's sketch, love the colors...

Carolyn King said...

CONGRATULATIONS--woohooo awesome news and fantastic card. Love that sketch and those cupcakes are too cute!

Anonymous said...

Cute card! Congrats on the publishing!

Kendra

Sara Russell said...

Congratulations on getting published! Thanks for the chance to win also.
Sara

Pam's Pride said...

Awesome card! I love the cupcakes!

christina D said...

cute cupcakes! congrats on gettting published too...your wrk is lovely
:-)

andrea murdock said...

love the card, the bling and the card size! congrats on getting published!

Kimchi Burrito said...

Congratulations, Karen!

cardcrazy said...

Beautiful card! I have that cupcake stamp set and have gotten it good and inky, but I hadn't thought of stacking the images like you did. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

-Krissy

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh!!! We have a celebrity! We will definetly have to have a signing party! Great job and I knew you were no 'one hit wonder'!

sandyh50 said...

Congrats, Karen! Lovely card too.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Sandyh50

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and your work is beautiful!!! Thanks for the chance!!

Cindy C.
cac1957@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen,

No, I don't know the previous Cindy C. Interesting. Yes, this is the Cindy C. you do know. Cindy Cook that is. I love the cupcake set and I think the cherries are the perfect accent piece for them. I also loved the cherries when you showed them to us Tuesday. Congrats on getting published as well. Whoo Hoo, pick me, pick me. haha

Cindy Cook

Courtney Fowler said...

This card is adorable and thanks for the chance to win some bling!

JoLynn said...

Oh, I feel blingy. Pick me! I love your card, Karen. These embellishments are just too cute.

MacKenzie said...

Congrats on the publication! That is super exciting!!

Kath said...

I love your card... Congrats onpublication!

Mandy Sutton said...

Love the "Cherry Bling" as well. It's so cute on everything you have posted. Congrats on the publication - I will have to get the issue to check it out! - Mandy

Angie Tieman said...

Beautiful card!! Congrats on the publication!

Suzie said...

Cherry bling looks yummy! Can't wait for May 6th. =)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting published!! Thanks so much for a chance to win.

kim3timemom@yaho.com

Veronica said...

This card is adorable! Love the pinks and browns. Great work!

Beth G. said...

I love cupcake stamps! This is so cute! I really enjoy your blogs, just too bad I am in Northern Illinois :( Oh well, I'll have to admire long distance. Beth G.

Bunny B said...

Congrats on the publication! And Happy (belated) Birthday!