Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's THANK YOU CARDS Blog Hop

Welcome, Blog Hoppers! The CardMonkey is proud to participate in Crafty Card Gallery's New Year's Thank You Cards blog hop.

During this long weekend (ahhhhhh!), I will try to post as many thank you cards as I can make while hopping along with you. Check back as often as you'd like, as I'll add more cards/ideas. And don't forget to read on, as there will be several opportunities for blog candy added every day! Who doesn't love candy!?

Day 1, Card 1: "You made my day" flower, shown at top: For this card, I first computer-generated the circle-centered text "Thank you so much", and printed the sentiment on white cardstock. At the same time (and lower on the paper), I also printed the curved sentiment "You made my day." Both of the sentiments are easy to set in curves or circles using the Adobe Illustrator software.

I then cut a large white flower using the centerpoint feature on my favorite Cricut Cartridge, "Cake Basics". I inked the edges of the flower in a pretty blue-gray ink in my stash.

Silly sidenote: I got the "Cake Basics" cartridge in my Cricut Cake bundle in August. To be honest, I haven't yet used the pretty red Cricut Cake at all -- I don't have the time! -- but I use the cartridge alllllll the time. Good, basic shapes! Do you have Cricut Cake and have you tried it for anything other than cake decorating? Please let me know!

I cut a second flower in the accent color (blue-gray), bumping up the size by 1/4" to work as a shadow. I rubbed each flower with a stylus, on a foam pad, to soften the cardstock -- then curled the petals using a reverse tweezer. The flower leaves are fussy-cut from ribbon.

The brad was made using polka dot paper and my Imaginisce "I-Top" brad maker. Stitch-punching was done at the lower left and lower right corners of the card, using my sewing machine without thread. (Yes, I know I could just use a pin, too -- but this is easier when the machine's already up. The spacing is already figured out for you!)

OK, Blog Hoppers: Here is CANDY #1. Your "candy" is a set of a dozen handmade brads made by CardMonkey herself! The brads will be appropriate to use on your Valentine's Day cards, as well as your Easter/spring cards. To win:

1. Post a comment to this post. Indicate that you'd like to win Candy #1, and provide me with some e-mail way of contacting you when your name is randomly selected. For an extra chance to win Candy #1, become a follower here, OR let me know you already are a follower.


Scroll down and look for the KISS for MORE CANDY to win! It's the Grand 2010 CardMonkey giveaway!!
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Update -- 10:30 a.m. - 12/31/10 -- Already, another card!!

Day 1, Card #2: This is a rather simple but elegant thank you card. On white cardstock, I created and repeated the sentiment using a computer-generated font and printer. Then, using some pink paper scraps cut to the same length/width, I highlighted the sentiments. Adorned each strip with a small rhinestone and for extra zing, affixed a cute Creative Charms flower. I rounded the corners and glued the whole piece onto a pre-made black card with a white interior. Yup ... it took about 10 minutes, tops. Simple and sweet!


More Blog Candy! For a comment mentioning Blog Candy #2, you can win a chance to receive an embellishment grab-bag. Guaranteed it will have some brads, stickers, rhinestones and pearls ... a little of this, a little of that. If you've already commented looking to win Blog Candy #1, go ahead and post again for Blog Candy #2 ... let me know what you think of Card #2 and that you'd also like to earn a chance at this Candy!

And yes, MENTION that you're a follower -- or become a new one -- for an additional chance to win the candy!

And ladies (and any gent followers) ... Here's the big news! For each card/candy you comment upon, you'll receive one entry into the CardMonkey Cricut Cozy giveaway at the end of the Blog Hop!! That's right -- a custom-made cozy cover just for you.

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Day 1, Card #3
11:45 p.m.
Frame with Flowers

There's not much time left before the ball drops in Times Square, signaling the end of 2010 and the start of what I hope will be a fabulous year. It's 11:45 p.m. here on the East Coast, and I'm just getting around to making and posting another card for the Spectacular New Year's Thank You Cards Blog Hop.

And yes, there's MORE CANDY so don't forget to post a new comment if you'd like another entry to win this candy that comes along...

For Card #3, I cut a frame from a shimmer lavendar paper. Quite honestly, this cut was in my scrap box that I came across while cleaning my Craft Loft -- I think it was an off-cut, where I used the inside for something else along the way. On white cardstock, I printed the sentiment using a computer-generated free font (how pretty!).

To the side of the frame, I added a rose, a daisy and an amaranth. What's an amaranth, you ask? "An imaginary flower said never to fade." In other words, one I conjured up just because. The flowers were made using Punch A Bunch paper punches.

I colored the rose's petals using Copic markers and a blending marker; the yellow in the daisy is Flower Soft. Did you know that Flower Soft is made from ground-up PVC pipes?? There ya go!

Feeling the card still needed a little "more", I colored some pearls (using Copics) green and fixed them to the points of the frame. I think it's a pretty card, do you?

Candy #3 -- Here it is, I'm offering up some handmade flowers ... some like these, and some other kinds I've made too. There will be at least a dozen, maybe more ... definitely worth your while!

To win, post a comment about Card #3, and indicate you'd like to be entered in the drawing for Blog Candy #3. Don't worry if you've already entered for Blog Candy #1 or #2, you're still eligible for this Candy too.
And you'll get an automatic entry into the Grand Prize (Cozy Cover, below). If you become a follower or are already a follower, please say so in your comment for an extra entry! Whooo-eeee, don't worry, I'm keeping a spreadsheet for your entries!! Are we having fun yet!? I am!
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Here's the news about the GRAND PRIZE, celebrating the end of 2010 and beginning of 2011!


Spectacular Update, Day 1 ...
Not a card, but a THANK YOU!

And a product of the CardMonkey Craft Loft:

Here it is, the infamous Custom Cricut Cozy that will be made for the GRAND PRIZE Blog Candy winner to say THANK YOU for visiting my site and offering encouragement.


This cozy, shown above at right, was finally made for GiGi, winner of my last Blog Hop candy. GiGi agreed to patiently wait until after Christmas even though I'm sure her Bug has gotten mighty cold up there in Wisconsin! She asked for a white with light blue accents, embroidered with The Cricut Bug and this is what I came up with. What do you think?


ALL blog hoppers who post any comment on the CardMonkey's Thank You cards will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing for a Custom Cricut Cozy in your own colors and wording. (Design by CardMonkey)


Comment once please on each card; each comment will get you an entry. You may comment on the Cozy Cover for another entry! If you are a follower or become a follower, please let me know in your post and you'll automatically get another entry. Drawings (for each of the candy, and the grand prize winner) will be at random, on Monday evening.


GiGi and Tracy (another winner from a previous candy offering), your Cozy Covers went out in today's mail. Apologies for the delays in getting to the mailbox. If it's not one thing (new day job), it's another (new granddaughter), another (snow!), another (Christmas!!), etc. Look for them soon!
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Check back later this weekend, as I hope to add EVEN MORE candy and more cards along the hop. More chances to win, more prizes for the New Year, YAY!

OK, now hop on back to the New Year's THANK YOU CARDS Blog Hop. On your next stop, you'll be visiting Miss Adri's fabulous blog at Ma Cherie Creations. (Click the name to hop on over!)

If you get lost along the way, the entire list of hop sites is posted at the start, Crafty Cards Gallery. Thank you for joining us this weekend -- and be sure to stop back for additional chances to win more prizes from the CardMonkey!

140 comments:

Cindylu2u said...

Awesome, love your comp. generated sentiment!! Fabulous job!! Would love to win Candy#1, thanks!

crazy for cricut said...

love your card! Happy new year! I would love to win Candy #1 and am a new follower! arm1997@msn.com

Lesley from WI said...

Love the card and the stem is so cool! I would love to win candy #1. I am already a follower. Happy New Year!

Amanda Villarreal said...

Love it! TFS :)

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

I became a follower and would love to win candy #1. TFS!
I am interested in the I-Top and love how you used it to create lovely brads.
Mama LoveBug at LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Nicolle Kramer said...

I love what you did with your card using the stamping for your stem..thanx for the inspiration...I am already a follower and would love to won blog candy #1..thanx for the opportunity..:)

nicolle@nicollelovesscrapbooking.com

Shawn Mosch said...

As always, I love your cards! Happy New Year sister!

Tricia said...

your cards are wonderful!

MeMe said...

Love what you did with your computer--I definitely need to work on my skills!!
Pat
plweir@satx.rr.com

MeMe said...

I just became a follower, too.
plweir@satx.rr.com

MeMe said...

I LOVE your elegant Thank you times 3 card. It is beautiful.
plweir@satx.rr.com

Cathie w said...

new follower her and I loved both you cards....#2 sounds fun!!!!

cathie
scraphappycat@gmail.com

Janet said...

love your cards TFS the tips on the sentiment I am a new follower would love to win Candy @1

Janet said...

Card # 2 is simple but very pretty Love to win #2 Happy New Year

Jessie G. said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! I became a new follower.

I would like a chance to win Candy #2.
Happy New Year!

Jessie G
goodjessie at hotmail dot com

PinkaDottie Sue said...

Very cute card.
I would like a chance to win candy #1
New follower too.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Susan
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

PinkaDottie Sue said...

Very cute card.

Happy New Year Everyone!
Blog Candy #2 would be good.
New follower.

Susan
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

Bonnie said...

I've been a follower for awhile now. I really like your flower card, especially the stem. So cute!

bjohn3237@aol.com

Bonnie said...

Oh! Love the simplicity of the 2nd card. Very pretty!

bjohn3237@aol.com

Giselle said...

Love the flower idea :) Happy New Year!!

pattyk said...

Great flower on card #1-very nice job -candi #1 looks great too-millierose651@aol.com

pattyk said...

just became a follower-millierose651@aol.com

Karelj said...

What wonderful cards! So simple and creative. I've been a follower for a while....I love stopping by and checking out your creations. I'd love a chance to win both blog candy number 1 and blog candy number 2---either one would be amazing. I've just revamped my own blog---check it out it fyou have time, and let me know what you think. ksjennings at gmail dot com and http://karelj.blogspot.com

pattyk said...

Caed #2 is very pretty-love the bingee flower-millierose651@aol.com

Kim said...
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Karelj said...

Post number 2 for blog candy 1....

Hannah's Stampin' Nana said...

such a pretty card, and would love to win blog candy #1. a Happy New Year to you, and thank you for a chance to win :-)

shelley
lostnwa98 at frontier.com

Karelj said...

Post number 1 for blog candy 2....

Kim said...

I'm a New Follower too!
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Karelj said...

Post number 2 for blog candy 2....

Kim said...

Hi Ellen, What a great Card! I love how you used your computer to do the writing. I thought it was stamped! I will have to try that sometime:)
Post number 1
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Kim said...

Ellen Card #2 is so Pretty!
post # 2
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Crystal Case Kelsey said...

Candy #1 is so cute! I love the needle punching along the corners and the softened/rolled edge flower. I too, thought that the writing was stamped. I constantly forget that my printer sits right next to me ...

I'm a new follower! My email is on my profile if you click on my name if I win. :)

Thanks for a great opportunity to win, and being a part of a fun blog hop.

Debc06 said...

Your cards are wonderful. I am a new follower would love candy#1.
debbie_craine@hotmail.com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

Crystal Case Kelsey said...

Oh, and I *heart* Candy #2. I love the pink, the font of the writing, and the Creative Charms flower! Eeeeek!! :D

I'm a new follower! My email is on my profile if you click on my name if I win. :)

Thanks for a great opportunity to win, and being a part of a fun blog hop.

Bevy48 said...

Oh what pretty and springy (we need I needed that as we are having a big ol nasty blizzard today) I esp. love the pink card (it's my fav. color) I would love to win either of the blog candy and I am now #129 follower of your blog. Happy New Year to you and you family. blanphear @ yahoo dot com

Pammejo said...

Just became a follower, love both Cards 1 and 2. I absolute love candy and would love some if I win. If you have a moment pop by my blog at http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
pammejo1@yahoo.com

Reneeleeak said...

Your big flower card is so, so cute! Love the colors. ☺
And.... I'd like to win Candy #1.
I'm a new follower now! Thanks.
Happy New Year!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Lillian Child said...

What a sweet card creation! I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so nice to meet you! I'd like to win Candy #1.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
lillianchild at cox dot net

Lillian Child said...

What a sweet card creation! I just found your blog on this hop and am now a follower - so nice to meet you! I'd like to win Candy #2.

Happy New Year !

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
lillianchild at cox dot net

thatgirl48316 said...

What a great card for Candy #1!
thatgirl48316@wowway.com

thatgirl48316 said...

Love the simplicity of card #2! Always trying for blog candy.
I am a follower as well!
thatgirl48316@wowway.com

scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

That whole card is just beautiful I love how you did the flower :D

Beki's Blog... said...

I love your cards, they're awesome! I'd love to win any of your candy, and am now following! Happy New Year!!

Beki Ward at msn dot com

Reneeleeak said...

What a beautiful, yet simple your card #2 is! Very pretty. Thanks for the Blog Candy #2, and I'm a follower. ☺
Happy new Year!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Robyn said...

love that you used a cake cartridge I had no idea you could! THanks for the tip! Also became a follower and I am also part of this hop. Love your candy too! And love candy #2 as well! Woohoo!

SlomoMom said...

Love both of your cards. Simple but elegant. Am a new follower, just found you with this blog hop. Would love the cchance to win both Candy #1 and Candy #2. Thanks for the opportunity. Happy New Year.
SlomoMom
slomomomcbl@gmail.com

youiesmom said...

I love the big flower and the sentiment as a stem, what a cute idea. I'm a follower and would like to win Candy #1. I love the simple and sweet card with the three thank yous. I'd like to win Candy #2 also. Boy am I greedy!! Thanks for a chance to win some great candy and have a Happy New Year!!!

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Dee said...

I absolutely love your card and blog. I am enjoying this my 2nd blog hop because I get to meet a lot of people that I would not have if it wasn't for the hops. So I am very happy to meet you. Your blog its great, I can't wait to come back and check it out when I get a little more time. Thank so much for participating and if you would like to check out my blog it is: http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com. Thank you and have a wonderful New Year.

Kathy's-Krafts said...

I love the card #1...I really like the technique you used to curl the flower...I will have to try that.
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Card #2 is beautiful
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Becky Dunham said...

oh my, you are a busy little monkey arent't you? Let's see if I can remember all of this. I became a follower because I love these thank you cards and I love the way you use so many techniques - the computer, Cricut, ink, etc. Card #1 is adorable and I would love to win Candy #1! My email is rdunham@q.com. Thanks so much!

Becky Dunham said...

I like card #2 even better than card #1! Loving these creations! Would love to win candy #2 also! rdunham@q.com

Becky Dunham said...

ok, if I win nothing else from this entire blog hop, I want that Cricut Cozy! I love it! I would like mine in purple and green when I win it okay? Not particular, just some combination of those 2 oclors :) Thanks so much for sharing all of your great ideas!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I am already a follower and would love to won blog candy #1...I love these thank you cards
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

card #2 even better than card #1! Loving these creations! Would love to win candy #2 also
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

I want that Cricut Cozy! I love it! I would like mine in Aqua and Yellow when I win it okay
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

GiGi said...

I love your thank you flower card - nice. TFS! Also, I'm now a follower of your blog.

GiGi

gigiact2 at bellsouth dot net

GiGi said...

I also love your thank you card in pink - simple, pretty and elegant. TFS!

GiGi

gigiact2 at bellsouth dot net

Barbara said...

Yuor cards are cute, I canoot decide which one I like the most. I'm a new follower and I would like to enter to Candy#1. Thank you!!!
http://barbaras-crafty-corner.blogspot.com

Sam said...

your cards are absolutely adorable! I would like to enter Candy #1 thank you!!
samantha
swilliams409@hotmail.com

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Ellen

I love your card (one # 1 right now) Love how it looks like the flower is peeling away from the card!
I am already a follower of your blog, I love your candy # 1 (sure I will love the rest)
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Nikki T said...

I love both #1 and #2, you make such beautiful cards. I am already a follower and would love to win both #1 and #2.
Nikki
glamoroussideofscrapping at gmail dot com
www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

dancingn27 said...

New follower! Love you cards
fancywithnancy.blogspot.com | fancywithnancy.com

janeskeepsakes said...

I have become a follower and would like a chance for some blog candy. I love your work. TFS

My Crafting Time said...

Awesome Thank You cards. Thanks for the blog hop!

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Simply AJ said...

Love the Flower card... I appreciate the info on how you made the card. I have always thought about using my computer to print words but wasn't sure how it would look. Well, now I know - it looks great! Thanks so much for the chance to win some candy and for sharing your talents. I am a new follower too! AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

Scrap'n Yamma said...

The card with the big flower is awesome! Thank you for sharing!

Simply AJ said...

Card #2 is also very pretty. I like the clean lines, soft look and colors are perfect. Thanks so much for the chance to win the candy. I am a new follower also. AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

Simply AJ said...

Okay, the cover for your Cricut ROCKS!!! Love it! I have the smaller Cricut(Create - I think) so I don't know if that would work. Anyway, love the cover and love your work! I am a new follower. Just having fun hopping around! AJ - queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com

poochietoo said...

card #1 is neat love the curvy stem
Now to go become a follower
Hugs

poochietoo said...

like the simplicity of #2 card
Hugs

poochietoo said...

The cover really is the bomb Nicely done
Hugs am a follower

scrapBugz said...

Cut card #1 is. Would love a chance to win blog candy #1 and I'm a new follower. Thanks for sharing.

Mandy
mjbaker at earthlink dot net

scrapBugz said...

Card #2 is very elegant. Thanks for sharing. Would love a chance to win blog candy #2. I'm a new follower also.

Mandy
mjbaker at earthlink dot net

scrapBugz said...

Love card #3. Thanks for a another chance to win. Would love a chance to win blog candy #3. I'm a new follower.

Mandy
mjbaker at earthlink dot net

scrapBugz said...

Would love a chance to win Custom Cricut Cozy! New follower and enjoying checking out your blog.

Mandy
mjbaker at earthlink dot net

Nicolette said...

I love your blog and your cards. Thank you for the chance of winning blog candy. Can't see the other cards that you come up with this weekend. I became a new follower.

Nicolette
www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
beyondscrapin@aol.com

Patti B said...

I like your card #1 and would like to win the candy
lebpab21408@frontier.com

Patti B said...

Cute card. Like your style and creativity
#2 hope to win some candy

lebpab21408@frontier.com

Patti B said...

wow your card just kept getting greater. Card #3 is Wow.

lebpab21408@frontier.com

Patti B said...

I am a follower and will be back to check out your great work. Thanks for the chances for the candy

lebpab21408@frontier.com

Anna said...

I hope I do this right. I love the card #1. Great job on how you did the flower and stem. I would also love to win candy #1. I have been a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Anna said...

You are so right...Card #2 is simple but elegant. I'd love to win candy #2 also.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Card #3 is darling. Love the flowers. Candy #3 is super nice also.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

youiesmom said...

Love card #3. I'd like to win the flowers from #3. Thanks for the chance.

Babe

Joana said...

Wow! Amazing cards!
This is post#1 for candy #1
Love the flower :)

Joana said...

For candy#2
Card #2 is just simple and sweet :) Wish I had that kind of cute sentiments in portuguese...
Thank you for sharing :)

Joana said...

Card #3 - candy#3

Such a great card!!! Simple and elegant! The flowers are amazing.

Coachfans said...

Wow! So many cards and that cover is precious. I really never thought about using one since I am on mine all the time, but it very nice looking.

Already a follower,
Georgiana
http://carsonscricutcreations.blogspot.com/

Trisha said...

Wow, you have certainly been a very busy lady. Thanks for sharing. Would love candy #1. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Debc06 said...

Love card number #3 Probably my most favorite so far. I am a follower and blog candy # 3 is wonderful.
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

Debc06 said...

Your Cozy is outstanding.
already a follower
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

Debc06 said...

Love card #2 and the candy that goes with it.
already a follower.
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/

jennyplace2 said...

Love the cards and yeas a am a old time follower! Happy New Years.

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Already a follower. Love your cards so much. Such great inspiration.

l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

great cards. i would luv to win blog candy number 2.

nygator95 at gmail dot com

Reneeleeak said...

I love your card #3, it's so elegant looking.Very pretty. ☺ I'd like to be entered in the drawing for Blog Candy #3 and I'm a follower....
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

sillyp said...

card#1-I need to use my computer more often for sentiments. Thank you for your candy.
cornerstone(dot)cs@cox(dot)net

sillyp said...

Cricut Cozy- Wow this is the first time I've seen the cozy. I'm sure you will sell alot of those. Thank you for a chance to win one.
cornerstone(dot)cs@cox(dot)net

sillyp said...

Card #2
thank you
thank you
thank you
for the inspiration
Cornerstone(dot)cs@cox(dot)net

sillyp said...

Card#3
who can not use homemeade flowers. I sure can. Lovely card. and am inspired to use my computer.
cornerstone(dot)cs@cox(dot)net

sillyp said...

New Follower
Love your work, Thank you for the giveaways.
cornerstone(dot)cs@cox(dot)net

Cindylu2u said...

I love the simplicity of card #2, it looks wonderful!!
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Cindylu2u said...

OOOh so pretty, I love everything about card #3, the shimmer paper, the sentiment font, and the gorgeous flowers, you do amazing work!!
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Cindylu2u said...

I am already a follower, and would absoulutely love to win one of your cricut cozies!!! Thanks
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Tanya said...

I love card #1, would love a chance to win candy #1 :D

Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Tanya said...

Card #2 is so pretty! Love it :D

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Janet said...

The cozy is adorable and card #3 is very pretty! Lots of great ideas today you are very prolific!!! ;0)

Tanya said...

Card #3 is so elegant looking. Wonderful job! Thanks for the chance at candy 3!!

Already a follower!
Phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Tanya said...

Love the cozy cover you made too! Awesome job!

phenis2031 at yahoo.com

mom2fivekiddos said...

Even after looking at all the thank you cards you have made so far...lol...I think I still like #1 the best! I would love blog candy 1,2,3,or 4!~ ;) And would LOVE the cricut cozi! (Would love something with hot pink and turquoise or aqua or black!) I am not very picky! LOL...I am a new follower as well!

shanna13 said...

I love your cards. I prefer the feminine ones the best! I became a follower today during the blog hop. I am enjoying all the inspiration. I think I like blog candy #2. TFS Susan shanna13@frontiernet.net

Heather said...

All three of these cards are gorgeous! I love the uniqueness of the first one! I am a follower! I would love to have a cricut cozy also!!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer said...

WOW!!! You outdid yourself! I've been a follower for a long time! :)
Love the last card the best, but they're all great!!! And the cricut cozy is great!!!

Lisa said...

I can't believe all the cards you did! I think my favorite is the flower one. I have the Cricut Cake. I usually cut the fondant with the cricut cake and then put the cartridge in my expression and make a card to make the cake!
top29gun at gmail dot com

Liset Villarino said...

OMG so many cards wow, I love them.
TFS,
Liset

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Beautiful cards!!! TFS! I'm a follower now. Happy New Year! -Sam :-)

Theresa said...

Holy Cow..so many great cards...there isn't even a way to pick a favorite. TFS!
firelass51@aol.com

Angela R said...

You are so so talented, I love the way that you did the stem on the flower card! So glad I have been a follower for a while your cards provide such great inspiration! Candy #1 comment!
Happy New Year!
Contact Info: incase I get luckey enough to win that amazing blog candy!
email: arebori0204@gmail.com
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Jennifer said...

Ellen,

(comment for card #1)
You are so creative!!! :) I mostly buy sentiment stamps now that I love using my Expression, but you reminded me that I don't have to. I love the way you printed thank you around the center of the flower and the way you made a stem with the other sentiment! So clever-and it looks great!
I like the paper piercing you did with your sewing machine, too!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

Comment for Card #2:

Ellen,

I love the way your cards are so different! This one looks like it would be easier to mass produce, yet it's still beautiful!!! :)

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

Ellen,

I am a new follower! Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent with us!!! :) I love that you post so often!

And I want to win even more after seeing that great Cricut Cozy you made!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so cute! And I would love to keep the dust away! I have new colors in my craft room (or I should say, I finally have a craft room), so it would be so much fun to have my Expression match!

Thank you so much for sharing,

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Jennifer said...

Ohmygoodness, Ellen! Card #3 is so elegant!!! You've motivated me to try printing more of my sentiments! Not only is the font beautiful, but I love how large it is-perfect for this card!

Thank you so much for sharing and for the chance to win (such an amazing, fabulous prize!),

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

MeMe said...

Your flower is wonderful. So talented.
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Elaine said...

I love your Cricut cozy, it is so cute!

I am a follower

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful work:)

Elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Debra said...

Wow great blog I am a new follower!

Debra said...

I love the name of your blog and my favorite card is Day 1 card #2. Beautiful job. I look forward to more inspiration!

Elaine said...

Card # 1 Would love to win the candy for #1!

I love how you used the words for the stem, I can't wait to try out using my computer for the sentiments. What a great idea:)

Elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

Card # 2, I would love to win #2 Candy:)

Such a cute & sweet simple card- love it!

Elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Elaine said...

Card #3, I would love to win candy #3!

Very elegant, great colors and beautiful flowers!

Elainer@cinci.rr.com
ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Lisa W said...

Card #1 - I love how you used the sentiment for the stem of the flower.

Lisa W said...

Card #2 is so simple and pretty.

Lisa W said...

Card #3 is so elegant looking. The rose is beautiful.

karensk said...

Card 1 day one
You really are creative with computer generated script as well as creating flowers and making up your own layout.I did become a follower and all your blog candy looks tasty. If I have to pick I would like zoology to be able to make the thank you card that you did or the bic pens but all are good.Thank you so muc for sharing,
karenk 3 at ameritech dot net

karensk said...

card 2 day 1
Another creative card with computer script .Great job!I did become a follower and all your blog candy looks tasty. If I have to pick I would like zoology to be able to make the thank you card that you did or the bic pens but all are good.Thank you so muc for sharing,
karenk 3 at ameritech dot net

GiGi said...

OH ELLEN!!! My new cover is SOOOO CUTE!!! I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you so much!

blackberry servisi said...

thank you sharing :)

. said...

Fabulous projects!! Love the cozy!
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salma said...

Your all the layouts were able to apperciate ,i like your all the stuff,Especially your big size flower card were so impressed me!!!!

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