30 November 2010

Some fun...

Hello, friends:}
Nov. 11 Trav and I celebrated 4 years of LOVE! We were in Vegas and went to see a Cirque show, and the night before Trav's parents took us to our favorite Cirque show, KA. LOVED it. We had a great time. Now, my family lives in Indiana--kind of far to celebrate, but that didn't stop my mom or dad! My dad actually met Trav and I near the airport in Tampa {he flies all around--and he was in Tampa right before we left for Vegas}. 
Mom sent me a message that dad was going to bring me some goodies. I was thinking small stuff--but no! She sent some fabulous baskets to use for my craft room and craft fairs! LOVE them! She also sent me a Vera Bradly bag--LOOOOOOOOVE it! And she sent me this card...I knew as soon as I started opening it that she had gotten me again! **NOTE:: Is that correct grammar?? Either way--she GOT ME! She ordered three anniversary cards awhile back. Some for my brothers and a family friend. I made this card specifically for my brother and his wife. I LOVED it--love those gems and the papers and the colors....LUSH! Well--she actually sent it to us! LOVED opening it up and seeing my own creation as a gift! Makes me cry every time! LOVE it:} THANKS, Mom and Dad! 
Mom also sent me some pics drawn by my nieces and nephews. Precious--check these out! 
Not sure if they were trying to draw my face...but I think it looks pretty good;} 

And speaking of my nieces and nephews--today is Alli's FIRST birthday! Happy birthday precious Alli!! Here is her card that I made her. And since it is her birthday--I'm adding some more chances to win on my giveaway! Click over HERE for more details
That's it for me today--I just wanted to share some fun things with you. Thanks for stopping by and letting me share these silly pics and stories with you! I guess that is why I make homemade cards--because I know how they make me feel when I get one! I feel SPECIAL and LOVED--and I want whoever gets my cards to feel the same way! Be blessed! 

ps...don't forget that my giveaway ends on Friday, Dec. 3rd! Be sure to stop by HERE for over 10 chances to win!! 

29 November 2010

H{ippity} Hop and lots of info

Hello, friends:}

Today is a another fun day over at the Ippity site! Happy H{ippity} Hop! I am so glad that I had a chance to play along with all the Ippity gals and the Ippity challenge this week!

I made two ornaments for the IHHC51. I never really think about making ornaments--probably because for the past 4 years that I've been married, Trav and I [scratch that--it's just him] has put up the tree once?! I really enjoyed making these little ornaments! For the first one, I used Ippity's What Matters Most set for the houses. I also used Ippity's House A Home set for the sentiment. I wanted to make this scalloped oval ornament to represent our neighborhood this year [and I even thought about making them for our neighbors!]. I love that liquid applique. SO fun! I know it doesn't snow in FL--but I had to add it to the project:} The second ornament was created using Ippity's Seasons of Joy set. Trav really likes this one--I think he likes all that glitter!!
 **NOTE:: So sorry for the horrible pics--I did this outside...but it was way too bright. Better pics are coming!
Well, that's it for me today--but be sure to stop by all the other blogs [a complete list can be found HERE on the Ippity site]. Every week there are so many amazing projects--LOVE IT!

I do have more information for you::: Today there are 2 more chances [total of 10 as of 11.29.10] to win my crafting goodie package giveaway!! I am putting some Ippity and Unity stamps in there! Plus some paper...and well...you know! Some good stuff!! Head over HERE for more deets!

Don't forget to check out the fun challenge going on over at All Things Unity! I helped with the theme this time--TAGS! I hope you will play along!

And lastly--don't forget about The Play Date Cafe and EtsyInspired challenges going on. I just love all these challenges! So many fabulous prizes!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great start of the week!! I'll be back soon with more tags and creations:} Be blessed!
ps...more info::: tomorrow [Nov. 30] there will be more chances to win my goodie package giveaway because it's my niece's bday:} So be sure to stop back by!! 

28 November 2010

All Things Unity #20 {TAGS}

Hello, friends:}
So excited (again) to share with you the new All Things Unity 2 week challenge::: TAGS! I'm excited because it was my idea! I've never thought of a challenge before...and I was making some tags and thought--WE SHOULD DO IT! So I hope you will play along! Head over to the ATU blog for more details!!

For my ATU tag, I used my Unity November KOTM holiday sentiment with my Ippity Quotes A'la Happy birds! I added the Santa hats for fun! I just love it--I love how this tag turned out:} SIMPLE! LOVE LOVE LOVE simple!
That's it for me today! Be sure to stop by all the other  All Things Unity DT members' blogs! You are going to love these tags!

Carole {Guest DT}
Savannah {that's me!}

I really really really hope you will play along! And the best part is that you don't have to make a Christmas or Holiday tag--you can make ANY type of tag!! Isn't it funny that the ATU DT made all Christmas tags:) Great minds think alike! Another great thing is that you have 2 weeks to make a tag!! Link up before Saturday, Dec. 11 at 11:59pm! Be sure to use only your Unity or Ippity stamps on your creations. Can't WAIT to see what you make!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Lots of love--be blessed:}

ps...for more chances to win my giveaway {Unity goodie package}....leave some love here!! Winner will be picked on Friday, Dec. 3rd:} Click HERE and HERE for 2 more chances  to win {just leave some love!!}. And for complete instructions--click HERE

27 November 2010

CSN Store review...and my GIVEAWAY!

Hello, friends:}

Click HERE for my EIC post!! Super cute card shared!! LOVE it:}

I just loooooooooove CSN Stores! If you have not stopped by there...head over there NOW! I just found a new site of theirs featuring SLING BACKPACKS! These bags are super cute! I could have totally used one of these while on our vaca in Vegas! Here are some of my favorite bags:::
And check out this Braiser that I want:
And check out this little toy--so adorable!!
I'm going to be doing a review for CSN Stores. I will also include a review for my latest purchase- this carry-on luggage and bracelet. LOVE both!

The good news??? I'm having a giveaway in honor of my CSN review. Here are some ways to enter [remember to leave a SEPARATE comment for each chance]:::

1. MANDATORY: Head over to CSN and check them out. Come back here and leave a comment with a link to what you found.
Example: OH MY--you have got to check out these cups {link}! LOVE them. Sue Smith
2. MANDATORY: Become a fan of CSN over on Facebook. Click HERE. Then come back and leave a comment that you did so {or that you already are a fan}.
Example: I'm a fan of CSN!! Sue Smith

Optional chances:
3. Leave a comment below about my blog or cards or Etsy store {which I need to update! LOL!}.
4. Become a fan of Jelly Bean Designs on Facebook. Click HERE. Leave a comment below telling me you did so or that you already are! 
5. Become a follower of my blog {click FOLLOW on the right sidebar}. Leave a comment below telling me you did so.
6. Leave a comment on THIS post. 
7. Leave a comment on THIS post.
8. **NEW 11.28** Leave a comment on THIS post.
9. **NEW 11.29** Leave a comment on THIS post.
10. **NEW 11.29** Head on over to CSN and tell me ANOTHER thing that you would like to get from their sites! It can be ANYTHING:}
Example: OH MY--you have got to check out these toys {link}! LOVE them. Sue Smith
11. **NEW 11.30** Leave a comment here with a message for ALLI who turns 1 today!!
12. **NEW 11.30** Head on over to CSN and tell me ANOTHER thing that you would like to get from their sites! It can be ANYTHING:}
Example: OH MY--you have got to check out these tables {link}! LOVE them. Sue Smith
13. **NEW 12.3** Leave a comment on THIS post.
14. **NEW 12.3** Head on over to CSN and tell me ANOTHER thing that you would like to get from their sites! It can be ANYTHING:}
Example: OH MY--you have got to check out these tables {link}! LOVE them. Sue Smith

What's up for grabs??? Well...you know that I love my Unity stamps--so I will put a package together with some stamps, paper, etc. Can't tell you everything--I like surprises!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your love and comments! I can't wait to see who wins! Be sure to stop by the CSN Store for some Christmas shopping and go ahead and become a fan over on Facebook! LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE CSN! Good luck:}
Giveaway disclaimer:: My giveaway is open to everyone. However, if an international friend wins, there are two options: 1. The winner will help pay for part of the shipping {it gets REALLY expensive, and I apologize for doing this. I appreciate your understanding.} or 2. The winner will get a free digital stamp {bought by me from my favorite digital stamp company}. Winner will be picked on Friday, Dec. 3 around midnight. You have 8 chances to win! All comments that do not follow the guidelines or do not complete #1 or 2 first will be deleted. Thanks so much! 

EIC #116 {Heartsong}

Hello, friends:}

Super excited to share today's challenge from EtsyInspired with you! I love the featured Etsy store::: Heartsong. I was soooooo inspired! All the artwork and creations are BEAUTIFUL! And Heartsong has offered all our players a 20% discount! Enter the code INSPIRED at checkout! Thanks, Laura!

And our sponsor this week is Karber Digital Images! I just love that you can make digital images ANY size:} You have to check out their store HERE and their blog HERE

There will be 2 winners for the EIC #116 challenge! One winner will get a free box of art notecards from Heartsong. The other winner will be able to pick 2 free digial images fromKarber Digital Images. LOVE it:}

Now on to my card...I was inspired by this fabulous set of magnets. I looooove that orange/yellow/red background--so I made one on my card using distress and dew drop inks. Then I used my Perfect Pearls and mini mister to spray over it. LOOOOOOOOVE how it turned out! I also used my Unity Oct. 2010 KOTM for the clouds background and then my Ippity Quotes A'la Happy set for the sentiment. LOVE LOVE LOVE it:}
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the other EIC DT members' blogs! And this is Angie's last week as GDT! Thanks for playing along with us Angie:} 

Emily B.
Emily N.
Angie Blom {October Guest DT}
Savannah {that's me!}

Also--be sure to stop by the EtsyInspired blog for more deets on this challenge--it ends on Friday, Dec. 3rd at noon Pacific Time. Cannot wait to see what you make after being inspired over at Heartsong!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Don't forget to leave some love--I will be posting a giveaway {including some fabulous Unity stamps} later today. And there are several ways to enter--like leaving love on this postThanks again for stopping by! Lots of love--be blessed:}

26 November 2010

Black FWF

Hello, friends:}

HAPPY Black Friday:} While everyone is just getting up, I'm still up from yesterday--I had a great time celebrating Thanksgiving with Trav and his family. MMMMMMMMMMM--leftovers today:}

I'm sorry I only have one card to share today--I made it for the FWF52 challenge. We were to look at Joslyn's friendship card {pic to left} for inspiration. I pulled the yellow colors from her card, as well as the idea of something sticking off the side. I looooooove this new Cosmo Cricket paper--Circa 1934. I really like how it makes this card look elegant yet shabby/vintage almost (does that make sense?!). I also love my UNITY stamps--I used my July KOTM sentiment for this card. The ribbon was a beautiful gift from my friend, Sue. LOVE how that brad and red ribbon pop on the striped ribbon!! LOVE this entire card:}
That's it for me today--but be sure to stop by the Unity blog for more fabulous creations! I love love love UNITY! Oh yeah--and don't forget about all these fabulous Black Friday deals going on over at the Unity store site! I have already maxed out my budget on Unity stamps--but I think I might be able to sneak a couple more orders in before Christmas;} Be sure to stop by for all kind of great deals:::
Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love! I will be having a giveaway next week--I'm doing a review for my other fav online store: CSN Stores! I will be giving away a super fabby goodie box filled with crafty goodness and Unity stamps!! So make sure you leave some love...because I think I'm might be pulling from several posts!! So the more comments you leave...the better the chance you will WIN! Just saying!! Be blessed:}

25 November 2010

I'm thankful....

Hello, friends:}

**Scroll down for my PDCC post:} Or click HERE!!

Happy THANKSGIVING to all my US friends/readers! 

I love love love love LOVE Thanksgiving--I have so much to be thankful for! Most of all, I'm thankful for my savior and for His love for me. I can't live a day without Him! I'm also thankful for Travis, my family, and my friends--you all make me smile! I'm truly blessed! Of course, I'm thankful for my gift of crafting--I love sharing it! I have more that I'm thankful for--cars, house, jobs, electricity, toilets, food, Olsen, cell phones, technology (even if I can't seem to understand it sometimes)....just everything! I do take most of these things (and even more) for granted--it's my goal to be more verbal about my gratitude. I made a card for you--inside it says "I YAM thankful for you!" I YAM!!! 
THANKS! Thank you! Thanks from the bottom of my heart!! THANK YOU

I hope that you all have a great THANKSGIVING day! I appreciate you and that you stopped by! I am so thankful for you! It's because of you that I blog:} THANK YOU for all your love and support! Be blessed:}

PDCC #57

Hello, friends;}

I just loooooooove TODAY-it's THANKSGIVING! My favorite holiday. Scroll up to read a small note about my gratitude:}
I also love to day because we have another Play Date Cafe color challenge to share. What a fabulous color story picked by our leader, Sarah. OHHH--love this picture! The colors are brown, grey, and silver. Beautiful combo! 
And our sponsor this week is Stamp Attack. If you haven't been to their site--you have got to check out these fab stamps! LOVE all of them:} The PDCC DT were sent some stamps to play with {THANKSStamp Attack!}, and I used my set to create this lovely tag. I used both light and dark brown/grey. I wanted to have the three butterflies pop--so I embossed them in silver and used foam dots for the 3D look. 
 The ink in the center is DARK brown--although, it looks burgundy in the pics. 

That's it for me today--but you have got to check out these other beautiful creations by The Play Date Cafe DT members' blogs! I just love this team! Please stop by their blogs and leave some love for them!! 

Savannah O'Gwynn {that's me!}

And speaking of our team--today is Lisa and Suzanne's last challenge as a DT member. I am super sad that they will be leaving our team, but I'm so thankful for them sharing all their glamorous and stunning projects with us! I am totally inspired by them--they are both talented and create such unique projects! 

Lisa--thank you so much for sharing your talent and for working so hard as our Sponsor Coordinator! I will miss all your technology help--so I hope you don't mind if I email you questions:} THANK YOU for blessing me (and our team)!! Good luck in all your new adventures! 

Sue--thank you so much for sharing your crafty talent with us. I am truly inspired by your take on EVERY SINGLE creation you make! I want to be one of your students in your classes! I can't wait to learn more from you--so much creativity! Thanks, Sue, for blessing me (and our team)! Good luck in all your new adventures! 
**NOTE:: Don't worry, gals--I'll be stopping by your blogs regularly! You haven't seen the end of me:} 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop by the PDCC blog for more deets on this challenge {like the prize for one of our players::: $40 value!!} Remember this challenge will end on Tuesday, Nov, 30!! These are some fabulous colors--can't wait to see what you make;} Be blessed and HAPPY THANKSGIVING

22 November 2010

H{ippity} Hop Nov. 22 {lots of pics}

Hello, friends:}

It's been like a month since I last H{ippity} Hopped! OH MY! So glad to join in the fun over on the Ippity blog! Be sure to stop by Ippity for a complete of blogs to hop!

I'm sharing some of my creations that I made for the Ippity New Release on Thursday. I made this first card for the second challenge {scallops}. Actually--it's not a card, its a tag. Eh. I love this new set from Ippity [Party Hat Wishes]--I used the scallops and birthday chart from this set. I did have to use my Unity cupcake [6 pack essensials] as an embellie--those super cute cupcakes from Ippity's new set [Cuppy Cakes] were a wee bit too big:} LOVE how this turned out!
My next creation was featured yesterday on the Ippity blog--HOOOORAY! I loved making this tag-it was created for the Ippity challenge #3 {Chistmas/Holiday with NO red or green}. I used blue, kraft, grey, and white. I love that snow on that Ippity house [What Matters Most]!! And I used the new Ippity set [Gurnsey Gingham] for the background on the tag. Then I pulled out my ollllllld Ippity set Seasons of Joy for the sentiment--LOVE it! This tag is perfect for Lucy's challenge--use something new {background stamp} and something OLD {the sentiment}. 
I also made two mini cards for the Ippity Hip Hop Challenge #50. This first mini was created using several sets {**NOTE:: I think I could have double entered it in the IHHC#50 and the Ippity release challenge #1-3 on 3....but there wasn't any info on double entering. EH!}. I love this card--I paper pieced each book [Ippity Books A Flutter] and glittered the butterfly for extra pizazz. The background stamp is Ippity's Book It! The tag is also Ippity [Snippity of Ippity] and the sentiment is from Faith Blooms. I really used a lot of different sets for this card!! And it's a mini--2.5x3.5 inches!
This last card was created with an idea of making it a pull-tab card....but I couldn't find one tutorial on how to make one! There were other tabbed cards...but not what I was looking for. So I made this card (mini--2.5x 3.5) into a cover envelope with a pull tab insert. I love that front--I wanted to make those plants look like live coral. So I flocked one [Ippity's Fishy Philosophy] and fussy cut the other making it 3D. The inside was stamped with the fish and the sentiment from Ippity's new set How YOU Doin'. LOVE LOVE LOVE this pull tab! 
**NOTE:: I WILL take better pics--this was so late last night with no natural lighting. ETA: Updated--and I smeared the flocking! LOL! Oh well!

That's it for me today! I really had fun playing with my stamps again--and I cleaned my desk off! Wait until you see pics...although, I don't have any from before. Eh. LOVE it! Love sharing with you! LOVE LOVE LOVE my Unity and Ippity stamps;} Be blessed!