Thursday, January 08, 2009

TECC #50 and a Giveaway!

Here it is Friday! Taylors Challenge Day .......... so .......... here's my card using .....





taylors sketch # 50

I used pieces from this paper pad and ribbon from Creative Impressions on this card.


This weeks cupcake sampler is Renee Van Stralen - Stamping for Sanity
Be sure to stop over to see what she created with this weeks sketch.. along with the rest of the Cupcake Crew









Thanks for another great sketch Taylor!

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Givaway



I have one extra set of these books left .. so I'm thinking it would be fun to give them away. This week I'll give away one of the "Clearly Cards" books.. (below). And next week I'll do a another give away for the other book "Clearly Albums".

This is a Design Originals book , filled with projects from Michelle Van Etten, Kim Moreno, Michele Charles, Lisa Hindsley, Janice Musante, and I.. Tons of fun clear cards, and clear project ideas. ( photos, supplies and instructions)



Here are just a couple peeks at some of my projects in the book.

************* All you have to do to be put in on the drawing , is leave a comment in this post. I'll draw a name, and announce the winner next Friday.. and on that day, I'll post the beginning of the giveaway for the other book.









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We're looking forward to Jarad coming out here to have dinner and hang out for a bit tonight. The boys keep themselves so busy with work and all they have going on lately, we're thankful for anytime they come home to see their dear old mom and dad. lol I just got spoiled because we saw them quite a bit over the holidays. yeeeeshhhhh... what would I do if they lived half way across the country. lol I guess I'm pretty lucky at this point, huh?

Have a great weekend everyone!

98 comments:

Cheryl said...

Love your interpretation of the challenge. The giveaway book sounds interesting. Thank you.
Cheryl Sims

Cassi said...

You're making me so excited for the TA Release -- love your blog!

Horray for giveaways!

Regan said...

great card,. I love that paper too!!

Sherrie said...

What a sweet card Vicki! Love the valentine theme...congrats on the pub too!

chelemom said...

Love your card!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!! : )

Taylor VanBruggen said...

So cute, Vicki! Love those sweet Vday images and colors! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sarah said...

You are so fortunate to have your sons near you. Wish my kids and grandkids were closer then I wouldn't have to drive so far to see them.
Sounds like a cool book. Count me in!

TattingChic said...

Fabulous! What an adorable work of art you've made from the challenge! What a fabulous giveaway! I love scrapbooking and stuff! Really! My scrapbooking, cardmaking stash rivals my tatting stash!

Rachel Hope said...

I love that paper...great card with it...little Valentine Ornaments :)

Cassie said...

Great colors in the card! I love books like these. Being "new" to the card making stuff, It's hard for me to think of different schemes. Have fun with your dinner guest tonight!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card Vicki! Love the paper... so pretty! TFS! That book looks like fun!

Elly said...

Your card looks so sweet! And your give away is awesome! Throw me in the hat!

Jami said...

Love the vintage feel of your card and congrats on being published in a book!!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Your card is wonderful, Vicki!! Have a great weekend!!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Love the card! Thanks for the oppurtunity to win!

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Damjana Ž. said...

This is one lovely card!

Have a great weekend!

harrahx2 said...

I'm loving that paper! Great design by a clever lady. Wish I could just watch you stamp for awhile........

Kathy said...

I love love love the card that you made. I just love looking at all of the wonderful things that you make. I found your blog(not sure from where) and I have been hooked ever since. I check back everyday during naptime :) Thanks for the chance to win

Kathy

Stephanie Hargis said...

This is such a fantastic card Vicki! I love the images you used! They are so sweet! Congrats on being published! That's so exciting!

Aliogator said...

Wow! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great day!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Vic, don't enter me in the drawing but I have that book and it is GREAT! Love your card for Taylor's challenge!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Vic, don't enter me in the drawing but I have that book and it is GREAT! Love your card for Taylor's challenge!

Sharon in NE said...

If I win, you'll have to autograph it. :D
(LOVE that card!!!)

Paper doll said...

Wow that looks like a awesome book!!

Gail S. said...

Vicki- thanks for a chance to win some candy that I have tried befre! I did get some Glimmer Mist so I need to find some time to try it! Gail S.

Theresa said...

The book sounds great! Love your blog!

stampqueen said...

I love that card!!! Very nice.
And such a yummy give away!!!
Stay warm girl - Mom says its fixin to get chilly for ya'll (I talk good southern these days ehh)

ms.cheryl said...

i can't get enough CLEAR ideas so this would be great. thanks, ms.cheryl

janel said...

Oh such fun to have SO many comments.Clearly a wonderful post. :)
Have a wonderful time with the guys...and give them an extra hug for the mom that had to say goodbye to her boy last week. Enjoy!

Calia Yang said...

I love your card!!!! Can you believe it's almost time for Valentine's Day?! We're already mid-way through Jan!!! Crazy huh?

Micki said...

Great job on the card and thanks for hosting another give-away!

Vicki said...

Oh, I would so love to have either of these books! What a cool give away! Love the card from Taylor's sketch!

Cheri Howard said...

Oh, I just love books with lots of inspiration in them! It really helps me out when I get "stuck"! ;o)

Paben said...

Love the card,keep on doing what you do best!Don't enter me I have A first rate teacher Handy!LOL!Love ya Hon and call sometime!

DebbyG said...

This looks like a really fun book. Love your TECC card!

Susan said...

Thanks for the chance to win. The card is fab.

StampinCathy said...

Love your card. I just love the colors and the images you used. I hope I'm not to late for a chance at this inspiring book. Thanks for a chance.

Aggie said...

Way cool - just checking up w/ your blog, and saw this giveaway! How fun! I have the Clearly Albums and LOVE it! Also love your take on th card sketch! Your work is always so inspiring....

Lynn Stevens said...

I'd Love to be included in your drawing . Thanks
minpinsloveme@msn.com

Eleanor said...

Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us! LOVE your creative works =)

DeniseLynn said...

Oh Vicki I would love to win this book {pick me *hee hee}. Love your card ... I've been working on Valenties here the past few days and I love it!! Ahhh my favorite holiday. And oh yea, I'm already telling my boys they should always live close to me cuz that's where we'll be happiest. Their 6 & 3! I want them to be a little bit away but not too much. *grin* Thanks for a fun chance to win that book.

SmilynStef said...

The idea book looks fabulous ... thanks for the chance to win.

Elaine said...

The card you made looks like a winner to me! I like the descending lengths and graduated sizes of circles. AND I'd love to get either book - they book sound really cool! I mean REALLY REALLY cool! ;-)

Janet S said...

Love your cute card for Taylor's sketch. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

Miss Shawn said...

Hey girl, I know you are busy with CHA so me and the animals are sending you a great big HUG from the wilds of beatrice. We love you! Shawn, Coltrane, Dulcie, and Codey the Wonder Cat!:)

Regina said...

As always your working is amazing. I always enjoy your creations! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Anonymous said...

Would love that book
I am just reorganizing my scrap space so loved seeing your room ......it inspired me to shop my basement for some storage solutions. I too am a visual person ...Need to see it ..and spend way too many hours searching for stuff I know I have. What a waste .so I am bound and determined to get my act together and get more organized this year.

Bonnie B in NY

Scrapthat said...

Fabulous work as always Vicki!
I think this book would be fabulous I am about to start an acrylic album (just working up the nerve) and I sure could use the inspiration this book is sure to provide.

Annelies said...

Gorgous card and great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Anonymous said...

I love your Blog. All your cards are so nice and all of them are so "doable" I have many of them
using your sketches.
Katy

Sophia said...

You have the best blog! The book looks great. Thanks!

silvia said...

LOVE the Valentine's Day card! It's darling!!! I just found your blog and I LOVE it!!! Congrats of your project being published. The book sounds awesome!!!

Beth said...

The card is beautiful...love the colors. I so need to get some cards made up for the new year! Love your blog; such an inspiration! Beth Warner

Pattyjo said...

Your creations are breathtaking and I love the books with your art in them. Put my name in the hopper.
Pattyjo

Kathy said...

I've seen this book and glanced through it - looks awesome! I'd love to have a copy.

Nancy said...

I would love to win a copy of this beautiful book. I could use some new inspiration!

Deb Neerman said...

I'm a subscriber and totally in awe of your vintage-inspired work; love it all!

I'd really like to win this book as I've got a stack of clear card stock ... and acetate ... and don't have a clue what to do with it, lol!

Thanks for the chance!

Jane Wetzel said...

Love the card and would LOVE to win this book!!! Jane W.

Susan said...

Love your card. So many pretty details. I would love to win the giveaway - clear cards are so fun.
Susan

cards4u said...

Congrats - looks like some great stuff! Thanks for the chance to play!

Linda said...

Design Originals books are my favorites! Thanks for being YOU!

maiahs_momma said...

I just LOVE your blog, and visit it often...thank you so much for this chance to win this great book :)!

Hugs,
catherine
www.mystampinggrounds.blogspot.com
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Love your card (as I do all your work!). Thanks for a chance to win this book ... it looks very intriguing ... thanks for the peek!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

StamperMarge said...

Love your creativity and would love that book, looks very interesting.

Georgia said...

Your blog is a must read for me every day! Thanks for the giveaway!

Moni said...

Great giveaway candy! Thanks for the chance to win it! Hugs, Moni

Pattyjo said...

Pick Me, Pick Me, I love to look at your ideas. You are so talented. Pat

SparkofWhimsy said...

You always have such pretty cards. I would love to be considered for this give away please.

Thank you!

And wow! I think you have more paintbrushes than I do and I never thought I'd say that, lol.

I LOVE how you have your room designed. I think I'm going to make that a 2009 goal of mine. To get my studio looking not just organized, but beautiful, whimsical, and organized!

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures.

Angelique

Sherry said...

I love your work! Your imagination seems to be limitless!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and all of the very creative projects you have done. I often look at your site to get some inspiration when I'm in a rut. Keep up the great work!

Becky

Micki said...

Oooh I love Clear Cards/Projects and always am in such awe of your creations, as well as your blog & photography :-).

Love your blog!

Micki said...

ok had to come back to comment on your studio. It's absolutely adorable. I'm a visual crafter too and like you, (although I couldn't tell looking at the pictures, lol) I am a very messy crafter. Mainly because I'm always behind and with limited crafting time, it seems like an impossible task to ever get caught up. LOL.

Love your room!

Book Bling said...

I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

Oh my I just found your blog!!! I would love to be chosed to win but if not can I just come play in your studio???
Jen in Ohio

hollyann said...

Looks like some fun inspiration! I love your blog, thanks for the creativity.

Anonymous said...

Love your creativity and your willingness to share. Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbi said...

Creative....I am not!!!! So a chance at a giveaway book is right down my alley. I have to have help and books and magazines keep me motivated. Thanks for the chance and have a Blessed day.
debbi]

Debbie K. said...

Vicki - I LOVE reading your blog. You are a hoot and thanks for sharing photos of your workspace. Wish I lived closer to you so I could go "treasure hunting" with ya.

Jean Kaup said...

Vicki,

Always love everything you do. You are an inspiration to us all. You can take the simpliest of designs and make them unique and all your own.

Jean Kaup

Susan Aka " Queen Sweet Flower" said...

I am just getting into making cards and this book would sure be alot of help to give me direction!
also I love the bitter sweet papers and the card you made from them.

Creative Mish said...

How did I miss this post? I've only made one clear card and I loved it! Wow! you're even in this book! Are you going to John Henry the picture??

jeanie nieva said...

i would love to win this book!i am just starting to create cards and this would really help. :)

vistagirl said...

Great card! Looks like a wonderful book. I'd love to win it! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jennifer L.,
syftk@comcast.net

Wendy said...

I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

lori said...

vicki,
this is a great book, i have seen it but would love to own it!! by the way... i did see your cards, the fancy pants SIMPLIFY is adorable!!! and i LOVE the ribbon holder with the bird and nest... if i don't win the book, can i win that??? thanks for sharing your goodies...

Mary Anne in NJ said...

Love your blog!

Sleeps with Dogs said...

"clearly" are you kidding me, I die for anything clear regarding product. This book looks awesome!

nclemuz said...

I love your card, super cute!

Nelly said...

I'm a regular visitor and I love all your work! So inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win this book. Looks great.
Nelly

MaryK623 said...

You inspire me - love your blog.

ms.cheryl said...

I read your blog everyday from google reader and thouroughly enjoy it. thanks so much for your thoughtfulness. the card is too cute. ms.cheryl

jeneaevan said...

You always have the most beautiful cards and projects, I love reading your blog.

gieshagal said...

Wow, once again you've come up with another beautiful piece of art. You always amaze me with your ability to come up with something different all the time. You truly are blessed to have your family close by, mine are all over the US. Keep giving me great ideas. Sylvia

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Looks like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance to win.

Connie said...

I have the clearly books one and it is really a good book.. so the clearly cards should be even better!! TFS.

cherrr said...

wow...what a good lookin site! Love the ideas u share and your cards! Thanks for the chance to win something! I never do, but I keep trying! PICK ME PICK ME! lol...thanks Cheryl

Elisabeth said...

What a lovely blog!

And a chance to win, too... That would be nice, I never win anything since I met DH - maybe he's my grand prize in life?!?