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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A Celebration and a Challenge

Good Morning! I am so very excited today for two reasons, well three actually! First today is my Birthday (64 years young LOL). Second September 12th is the one year anniversary of my blog. I can hardly believe that it has been  a year already, Time sure flies when you are having fun!! Third but not least I'm going to hold my first ever challenge. Anyone else getting excited?
For the challenge you can make a card layout or other crafty item with either a Birthday or an Anniversary theme. Easy enough right? However there is a little catch (wouldn't be as much fun if there wasn't), Since we are fast approaching Fall my favorite time of year. I would like you to use fall colors for your projects. The challenge starts today and runs through September 12th.. At the end there will be a drawing for a stamp set from the wonderful and talented Miss Emma of the  My Creative Time Blog. If you haven't seen her blog you are truly missing out.  Miss Emma has generously donate one of her stamp set for this give away. Which one you ask. that is going to remain a surprise for the moment.  Don;t you just love surprises!!
To get you started I made this card which could be used for either a Birthday or an Anniversary.

The patterned paper is from Creative Memories The rest of the card stock is from my stash, mostly Recollections card stock. I used the 'Art Philosophy' cartridge for the sentiment mat Inked everything with chocolate colored ink added some fall embellishments I had from Recollections and some raffia for the bow, The sentiment is from Miss Emma's newest release called
 "Mixed Holiday Sentiments".
 Please hop over to her site and take a look around,

 I'm new at this so I hope you will bear with me. I am adding a Mister linky widget at the end of this post for you to submit your projects.  .Once the Challenge is completed I will use Random.org to select the winner.
I'm looking forward to seeing your creation. and thanks for playing along!!
Big Blog Hugs *Janet*


Her Craftiness (Lynne) said...

Hi Janet -- wanted to check out your blog as you had commented on my "wheels of the bus". I love your blog and hope you stop by my blog also - Her Craftiness (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/)
Hugs and Love

Amy E said...

I just wanted to stop by and say happy birthday!!! I hope you had a wonderful day!!!

Amy E.

Darlene said...

I'm going to add this to my list of challenges to complete!!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday and Happy Blog Anniversary! I love challenges. I'll give this a try today.

Smiles Sher

Besthobbyeva said...

Happy, Happy Birthday my friend!! Woohoo and blog blog a versary. What a fun, fun challenge and an awesome prize!! I just bought two stamps from Emma over the summer and I LOVE them. I use them all the time now.

I love your card! I miss being in blogland! My new job is going great!! The commute not so great, but I have to take the good with the bad!!

I hope you have a marvelous birthday! I am so entering this challenge!! Thanks for a great challenge!!


bumblebee creations said...

happy birthday!! I am glad you showed your card--I am purchasing that Art Philosophy next week--can hardly wait!! Emma is such a doll--love her blog as well!! Can't wait to get a spare moment to enter your challenge!

Anonymous said...


I did a card but don't know what or the how of a linky. LOL
Alesia Fowler scrapaholicaef@yahoo.com

Giselle said...

Hey girl!!! Happy Birthday to you and Happy 1st Birthday to your blog. I have been sick but I hope to participate. Thanks for the invitation :) x0x0

bonkdawn said...

Happy birthday and Happy Blog-aversary, too! Great card and a great challenge! I hope to work on it over the weekend!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Happy Birthday! I just entered my card!

Besthobbyeva said...

Ok I am back again. I entered my card in your challenge. Had great fun with Dawn last night!!


Amy said...

Janet, I've been sneaking peeks over here all week -- A card for your challenge is on my "to-do" list!! :) I think I need to go do it tonight, don't you??? :) Anyway, I also wanted to pop over quickly to say thank you for that most wonderful comment you left for me today -- It means so much to me that you would take the time to encourage me with your words -- I truly am so touched by what you said... Thank you!!

I promise to be back in a bit with a FALL-themed birthday card for you!! :)

(((BIG hugs)))

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

bumblebee creations said...

Whew...I made it!! I have entered my card--thanks for the fun challenge, and hope you decide to have another!! Happy Blog-A-Versary tomorrow!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and Blogiversary! How fun to celebrate both so close together!

~ JD ~

bonkdawn said...

Hey, Janet! Can you please email me your addy? I have a little something for you for entering in the New Challenge over at SS! :)

Heather said...

Hello Janet, I just wanted to let you know you where the winner of my secret blog candy, Could you please email me you info so that I can mail it out on Friday. Thanks a bunch.

God Bless


Doris P. said...

awesome. I linked up and it took my name auto - so 9th Sept is my fall project! HAPPY Birthday!! and happy anniversary!! I so love your creativity!! Doris

Doris P. said...

ps.. forgot to say THANK YOU for participating in the Love To Crop FALL Challenge!! So LOVE all the companies you used!!
Doris GD for Love to Crop FALL colors

Peggy Sue said...

aww shucks, missed the deadline to enter your first challenge but just love love love your card and am so happy that you joined the challenge at Love to Crop! thanks!
Peggy Sue-guest designer at Love to Crop

Samantha said...

I love the simplicity of your card!

Guest Designer Love to Crop fall colors

Brenda said...

This is fabulous. I love the idea of a fall birthday card.
Thanks for joining us at LTC.
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