Friday, April 3, 2009

TGIF & a Wishful thinking Blog Candy giveaway

Yippee! The kids have today off and they start their Spring Break next week. I am so happy, I love having them around as it makes the house so nice and busy. Okay, confession time. I love having them around because they entertain their younger siblings which means more crafting time for me. LOL! :D Really though, with Spring Break, we can all stay in, hang out, have long lunches and just relax. Good stuff!
And speaking of good stuff, how addicting are digi stamps? Don't get me wrong, I love buying real stamps (just check my paypal account for proof) but in between my mail delivery, this is gratification. Especially when they are FREE!

Here is my latest download:

Isn't she savvy? She reminds me of my sister Jen! Her name is Shop Girl and she's from a new company called Modern Sugar Blvd. Here's the funny part - I found out about her through Rachel who found out about her through Anita. I followed their links and discovered that not only is she a free digi, but she was a requirement for their new DT call that ends on April 8th. (Where have I been this whole time? I really must get out there and start exploring the crafting internet world a bit more...)

Long story short, I decided to play around with her during the kiddos' nap and quiet time, and came up with this:What do you think? It's made with one of many hoarded unfinished wood products that I've pledged to alter and give away to friends. This was so simple to do, I just traced the template on to the Fresh Print DP, cut, and then scalloped the handles with scissors. She has stickles on her scarf and crystal effects on her boots, and was colored with my 'copmas' (copics and prismas, they're all family here in my house). I am really loving my oops purchase - I accidentally ordered GinaK.'s 80# cs in ivory instead of white which makes a subtle difference. I added in some goodies just so I could show the scale of this altered project (stay tuned, more on that in the next paragraph).

Since I'm new to all this DT stuff, I am not sure how I will fare with this entry. It was definitely worth my time though as I have so many friends whose birthdays are coming up AND did I mention she was free? haha! Win-win situation! Speaking of win, I have a little blog candy going on regarding this DT call. ;) Post to this entry and you'll be eligible! Here's the deets:
I will give away this scoop of blog candy just because I am so happy you stop in to visit me - and it's Spring Break! :D

2 sets of Autumn Leaves clear stamps (a flower and one that says "All Natural Beauty")

pink Bazzill oversized brads

American Crafts self adhesive flowers

American Crafts Spring rub-ons

daubers

EK success corner punch
But, I will give away 2 sets of this blog candy if I make it to the Top 20 call of Modern Sugar Blvd.'s DT which will be announced on April 9th.
However, I will give away 3 sets of this blog candy if I make it to their DT which will be announced on April 14th. :D

Oooooh! I hope I give away 3 sets! LOL! And you can hope too, because not only does it give you more chances to win, but it will send me positive energy!

Thank you soooo much for stopping by, it truly makes my day to read your wonderful comments, especially on probably my best creations ever - my children! haha! Have a blessed Friday and don't forget to enter Gabby's Super Challenge Saturday, post it under SCS' gallery with key word BLOGC6. You have until tonight!
*Love and Aloha*

38 comments:

Liann said...

Too cute..i love her so chic..btw you have some beautiful children...TFS..a hui hou Liann

Will Stamp For Food said...

Great use of the image. I saw it in rachels but still wont give into digi's :)

Becky said...

Great job Joni, I hope that you get it, you are not only talented but creative. So I have an award for you at my Blog, swing by and pick it up :)

Maria Matter said...

Hi Joni,
What a fun image! I love what you did with her and the beautiful colors you chose! Hope you make the DT!
You have a lovely blog and are blessed with a gorgeous family!
take care
Blessing, Maria

Melissa Craig said...

I'm sure you'll make it Joni! Your project is adorable!!

Janna said...

I love this little tote you created Joni! You are amazing with these 3D items! So, so cute and almost too good to give away! LOL! I adore the shimmer and glitz on her and the beautiful paper you used for the background. You are right. You just can't go wrong with Digi stamps!

Good luck on the DT call! NOt that you need it. Your work is simply amazing! Can't wait to hear what happens! And have a ton of fun this week while the kids are on spring break.

Smiles,
janna

Anita Hovey said...

Ha. ha... what shall we call this... "word of blog"? Great job Joni! Can't wait to see the big announcement...and what a neat idea for candy.

Dee said...

OMG tooo adorable!!! I think you will make it, I entered the same DT call so lets cross our fingers together!!! Plus I had to comment, this way when you make it and I don't at least I will have blog candy to dull the pain (hehehehe) :) GOOD LUCK!!!

PaperCrafty said...

Great job Jones~GOOD LUCK!!!

I need to get me that digi!

Lindsay said...

actually... that DT call out has been extended! it doesn't say a date on the blog (though it should have) but It has been extended!!! so apply! and pass the word! I love free digi images too!
great creation by the way!
just in case you need the blog site here it is
http://www.modernsugarblvd.blogspot.com/

~*Joni said...

YES! Lindsay is right!!! You all need to hop on over there and enter - you have until the 8th. WOOHOO!! Good luck everyone! :D

Dee said...

OH MY they just extended the dates!!! Talk about torture (hehehehe) The excitement builds!!! The waiting continues....LOL!!

rachelsigmak said...

Word of blog is right... I have more 'internet friends' than 'local friends'. I love it! And any Design Team is LUCKY to have you as a member. I am a loyal Joni Follower!

And I was checking your kids out on the side bar today... Man you are a good lookin family!!!

Ann said...

Your box turned out SO cute, Joni! I have a blog candy giveaway going on, too, so stop by. ;)

Heather said...

Joni, your project is absolutely wonderful! Good luck with the DT call! Funny thing is, I live only 15 minutes from the Gina K store and I went there the other day to buy 2 packages of white cardstock and when I got home I had 1 pack of white and one of vanilla...oops.

Tammy said...

Joni- you crack me up! You are such a sweetie!
I know you'll do a great job!
Good Luck!

"T" said...

Jonesy are you sure this inst an image of Marji? She is so Savy and Sheek......You did a great job with this one. OMG you are such an enabler! LOL

Jacki R said...

Joni love the box full of goodies, good luck with the DT call. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you girl!!
Best of Luck

Jane said...

Cool! I just downloaded my first digi image today and played with it. Not as much fun as stamping...but close! :-) Never mind that I probably still own stamps that have never even been inked up! It's not like I have a shortage! I hope you get chosen - it's an adorable project.

Anonymous said...

Joni, Love your project, is is really neat. God luck to you in the DT call! I just got lucky and found your blog, now I need to do some visiting and see all your work. Thank you for the chance to win...
Cathy D

Rosie Lilya said...

No doubt you deserve to be picked! Good luck and thanks for all your sharing

Audrey said...

I'm just looking into digistamping for card making. Great job on the shopper girl! Here's to getting the DT stint!! Have an awesome day!!
Audrey

Anonymous said...

Everything you create makes me Ooohh & Ahhhhhh! I htink they are crazy if they don't pick you!

Jennifer R. said...

You have such incredible talent that anyone would be crazy NOT to pick you! I love love love your stuff! Good luck!

Sarah said...

I love the bunny Joni - he is so cute! I was showing my DD your magazine holders yesterday and she loved them!!

Chrissy's Creations said...

Good luck!!!

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Colleen said...

Good Luck!!!!! Fun Blog!!

Jodi said...

Your tote is absolutely adorable! Good luck on the DT. I applied for this DT as well (before the date was extended) and thank goodness the wait is almost over. The candy sure would be a nice consolation prize for me if I don't make it through to the 2nd round ;) Thanks for the chance of winning :)

Carrie said...

I love your creations Joni! I know you'll do a great job! Good Luck I've got my fingers crossed for you!

Wendy said...

Great job Joni, as always you creations as just beautiful. Thanks for posting this!!

Carisa said...

Oooh congrats on the top 20!!! I just love your designs. Those little houses you make are simply adorable. I wish I had the patience to tackle one of those....I use several files for my supplies! Best of luck to you and thanks for the fabby candy!!!

jennyv said...

Your tote is absolutely adorable! Good luck on the DT. The image is so cute esp. when it deals with shopping. I love to go shopping. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy.

Jenny

Jacilynn said...

What a fabulous project! great detail. congrats on the digi DT! Hope you have a wonderful weekend

Robin said...

I thought I entered when you first posted, but I don't see my name...so please count me in this time! lol
Congrats on making it to the 2nd round! You create such wonderful art...I knew you would. And I hope that you are able to give away 3 blog candies!!!
Happy Easter!

Robin said...

Thanks for a chance to win some fun blog candy! Here's hoping you are able to give away three sets!

Randi said...

OH my gosh Joni!! Congrats for making it to the second round!! Good luck! You deserve it!!! You're such a generous sweetie to do this!!
Can't wait to see your creation!

Go Canucks Go said...

Hi Joni! Congrats on all that great news. You have a great blog here and amazing creations so i'm not really suprised. Keep up the amzing work and good luck with the last DT call =)