Sunday, April 10, 2011

Simple Sunday Challenge: I'll Sing You a Song, 2 Giveaways!!

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I hope each of you have been enjoying a simply blessed Sunday. My Sunday is starting beautifully with my new friend Jess coming from LA to see me. She was supposed to come early Saturday morning, but instead came Saturday afternoon and decided to stay the weekend with me! This is my first time meeting Jess in person, so it's a really nice treat!  I hope I have the opportunity to meet many of you in person--that would be awesome!
I'm so blessed having you tune in today to share your day with me--thank you! I soooo appreciate you being here!
First of all, lets announce the Winner for the Birds challenge....#33 Kacee of You Had Me at Scrap! Look at her adorable layout! Even the clouds are smiling!!!

She even made two layouts, and the first one is just as adorable! Congrats Kacee--email me your mailing address so I can get your Loralie Stamp set out to you, and we can schedule your Guest Design spot here at Getting Cricky! I have your blinkie too!!!

The random winner of the BIRD prize collection is #12 Jean who said, I love that hymn as well and the bird projects are great!! I love birds, so can't wait to create something for this challenge!  Email me your mailing address, full name, and prize won within ONE week!

Now that it's Sunday afternoon, so it's time for another Simply Sunday challenge here at Getting Cricky! Whooooooooooo's Ready??? Woot Woot! I have some fabulous things for you today!!!

$20.00 Gift Certificate from Memory Miser is the Prize for this week's Challenge Winner!

I am sooooo digging being able to give you a gift certificate--this way you can use it on anything you want!
Last month, Memory Miser sent me a fabulous cartridge called Quarter Note to work with. I LOVED how versatile this cartridge was! I was shocked when I received it, to see all of the possiblities!

Music to My Ears Layout
Our challenge this week is SING ME A SONG! That, as always, is completely open to your interpretation. Both of my boys play the violin, so this was a natural for me to make a layout for them using the violin player. However....on the cartridge, there is only a girl playing the violin, so I trimmed off the skirt, and it looks just like a young boy! I also used the violin to embed in those prima flowers! I just LOVE how this turned out!!!

U and Me = Sweet Music card

Also, using the Quarter Note cartridge, I made this adorable card! I just love how versatile this cartridge was--but sooooo elegant! As soon as I saw this cartridge, pinks/blacks/greys came to my mind! I also love how EASY the cuts were to work with, they were very simple--and I just used my pen to add simple highlights.  I confess...I kept this card! Rarely do I do that, but I just loved this one--is that selfish or what?!
Ingredients for these Projects:
Cricut Quarter Note Cartridge from Memory Miser
Pink roses, green velvet leaves (Prima)
Florist pearl head pin (Walmart)
Bling (Creative Charms)
Organza Rose Trim (Piktails)
Black Ball Trim (Offray)
Brown Pleated Satin Ribbon (Jo-Ann)
Pink Grosgrain, Grey Grosgrain Ribbons (Offray)

**Please see Memory Miser's Gallery for specific cutting directions for both projects**

These projects totally make my heart sing sweet music! I love that I will have a beautiful layout with both of my boys playing their violins together--how awesome is that??? Can you tell this layout is going in MY scrapbook? lol!

Now for my AWESOME and AMAZING Design Team! We also have a fabulous Guest Designer joining us this week. Please make sure to check out my Design Team Member's Blogs.

Vicki of Me Love Bono--Our special Guest Designer this Week!!!

Grand Prize Winner will receive a $20.00 gift certificate from Memory Miser, who carries cricut cartridges, scrapbooking supplies, and more!

Two Blog Readers who comment on this post will also receive this XLG Sweet Song Bird sentiment stamp from me. (Lazy Bones prize--hahah) the challenge is to create any project on the theme of I'll Sing You a Song--how you interpret this is up to you! It can be any project (treat box, card, layout, tag, etc) using any materials.

Simply Sunday Challenge Details:

**Make any project with an I'll Sing You a Song/Music theme--use any supplies you desire

**State in your blog post this is for K Andrew's Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky (with a link back here to my blog please) If you do not state this, I will not be able to identify your entry and count it towards the prize. This is simply a must!

**Make as many NEW projects for this challenge as you desire

**Link up your project with Inklinz and please leave a comment after doing so

**Deadline for this project is April 23'rd at midnight

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THANK you sooo much to each of you for joining me today and allowing me to share a bit of my day with you. I feel BLESSED to have you here with me. I hope your day is full of wonder, blessings, and love today.