Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I Love Roo, A Challenge And My First Giveaway!!!

So my friend Paula has Wacky Wednesday challenges every week and since this is her #23 challenge (one of my lucky numbers) I decided to enter. The theme is green, pink and brown which means you have to encorporate these colors into your creation. If you get picked (randomly) you can win a new Cricut Disney cartridge. To view the info on the challenge visit and make something and enter!

I decided to make a Valentines Day card using my Cricut. I used the kangaroo from my new Birthday Bash cartridge (which I have out to make Hunter a birthday card), the writing is from Plantin Schoolbook and the shaped background is from Live Simply. I have never used any of these cartridges yet so it made me happy to get them all out and use them. (And I got inspired to make more cuts as I looked through the booklets)

Recipe for Card:

Brown Core'dinations Cardstock
Pink scrap cardstock
Green scrap cardstock
Green Core'dinations sparkly cardstock
Zig Pen
ATG gun
Pink Stickles which I painted on the heart balloon
Scrap button
Martha Stewart bakers twine (which Paula actually bought for me because I couldnt find it)

If you would like the dimensions of each cut, please leave me a message and I will get them to you. I chose to say I Love (heart) Roo because I thought it was original and cute.

So this is my submission for her challenge, I hope that I win! The cartridge she is giving away would be perfect to scrapbook our trip to Disneyland this past March. (our first time there!)

Anyways I also am doing my first giveaway! I only have 31 followers (who I love to pieces) and would like to get to 100! (I know I can do it!) So spread the word... If you are one of my followers when I get to 100 you are going to be put in a drawing to win a Sizzix Sidekick! This is a die cutting and embossing machine (you do have to buy folders for it unless I find some by the time I reach 100 followers) So have your friends become my friends and leave a message on this post that you are a follower. I will randomly choose a winner ( when I reach 100. For an extra bonus, if you enter Paula More Than Favors Wacky Wednesday Challenge (ends on Feb. 1st) please leave a comment on this post and you will receive 5 more entries into the Sizzix giveaway!

Hope you like my card! Send all your friends to follow me because we could all use more friends right?

Love Holly


Lisa Rhodes Lamer said...

I'm a new follower sent by your sister!!!!

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

OMGosh I just love your blog and adorable card... it way too cute and I became a follower too..{did not know I wasn't my bad}
The Scrapbooking Queen

Krystal said...

Hi Holly!!! I love your blog, very colorful and your creations are adorable! I just became a follower. I too only have a couple of people following me (only 3) so hopefully you can hop on over and follow me too! :)

Thanks for the chance to win! I'll tell all my friends!

My email is:
kgmom2abcd at gmail dot com

Anniebee said...

Hi, Holly! I just found a link to your blog and giveaway on The Craft Hot Spot so with their help, I'm sure you'll reach your goal of 100 followers in no time at all. I just became a follower myself and am looking forward to browsing your blog and seeing all your lovely creations. Best regards!

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

handmadebymia said...

i a new follower. yay!

Minta's Creations said...

I'm a new follower..
Thanks for the chance to win...
Your card is way too cute..I don't have that cart yet but it's on my wish list..Provo Craft needs to slow down, I can catch up..
Love your blog..

Amy said...

Happy to be your newest follower!! This card is absolutely precious!! I LOVE it!! :)

I've enjoyed checking out your creations, and hope you'll come visit me too... Good luck reaching your goal -- I'm sure you will quickly!!

Amy :) at
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Dawn, RI said...

Im a new follower and congrats on your new blog.Dawn RI

Brenna said...

I am a new follower, and I love your projects!! I don't think you'll have many problems getting 100 (and many more) my humble opinion...lovely blog!! anyways, I also entered into the wacky wednesday challenge (the one that ended on feb 1) thanks for the chance to win!

GreenScrap said...

I love that kangaroo!! So cute!! Love the color combo and the image!! I just became a follower!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

GreenScrap said...

I entered the Wacky Wednesday Challenge. See the post here
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Juicy Creations said...

love the card.. Im a new follower..

Kristin said...

I am a new follower! All the best as you grow your list of followers!

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Debbi said...

I'm a new follower, and I added your candy to my sidebar. I hope you reach 100 soon!
hockman1 at sbcglobal dot net

LeeAnn said...

I'm in! Love your blog, I'm always looking for inspiration!

LeeAnn said...

Was I supposed to leave my email? leeannkay(at)gmail(dot)com

ellen s. said...

cuuuuuuuuuuuuute! thanks for sharing it on the Core FB page!!! We love to see core in action.

Michelle Jadaa said...

Im a new follower.its always fun to find another inspiring blog to follow:)

trisha too said...

Sweet candy, Holly! Your blog is adorable, and so is your Roo card--how cute is that???!!!

I'm not really sure how I got here . . . I've been blog snooping, and gone this way and that, but glad I found you!

trishatoo at hotmail dot com

Creative Diva said...

Love your card Holly! Im a new follower!


pennykitz said...

Good luch on your card, it is really cute!!
I am a new follower and I can't wait to see your blog grow and hope to get some wonderful inspiration here. Thank you for this chance to win the Sizzix. I don't have one and would love to win!! :D

Message Keeper said...

I am your 80th follower, Holly! I hope you can reach your 100 followers soon as I posted this news on my blog sidebar! Thanks for the fabulous gift and I am shame to admit that I do not have any of this machines which I know is essential in crafting!

Evelyn @ Message Keeper

Cherie said...

I am your 81st follower! :) Good Luck. I think getting followers is one of the hardest things cause there are SO many blogs out there. I follow so many, but I LOVE checking in on them all! Thanks, love your work!

cherie.goyer at

Lalaine said...

Hi! I'm your 83rd follower! wow! you're almost there!....please count me in your give away..;)

laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (dot) com

SherriC. said...

I am a new follow, I found you from Inking It Uo Crazy....your frame with roo in it is super cute, TFS!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

Rosalee said...

Fabulous giveaway Holly. Someone is going to be really lucky. Best of luck to everyone. I found your giveaway On The Message Keepers blog. I have just become your newest follower and now I'm off to link you giveaway to my sidebar. Thanks forthe great chance
Hugs, Rosalee

CLM-cindylu2u said...

So excited to be a new follower, your work is fabulous!!!
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

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