Friday, July 30, 2010

{: Embellish Magazine :} Blog Hop - check it out!

I have been waiting for this day with some anticipation...okay, I'm giddy!

Today I am sponsoring the blog hop and talented design team over at Ashley Newell Cannon's spectacular blog, {: Embellish Magazine :}, which goes with her online magazine (same name, coincidentally!). Both are so professionally and beautifully created. The challenge theme is birds and if you go over there and play along, you have a chance to win a gift certificate from me to anything in The Angel Company catalogs. Each design team member worked with a different bird set from The Angel Company and they are featuring different papers from our collections...I think you will be thrilled!

I decided to play along too, and I thought this bird from the All Things of Nature set would go perfectly with my Tim Holtz bird cage die. This card features the new double sided paper collection, Emma, and I was tickled to see that not only is the cardstock double sided, but that the tags are too - and with a different pattern! It's wonderful that the Soar With it Collections come with matching Bazzill cardstock, ribbon and hardware...





Card Materials: all stamps and papers from The Angel Company


Accessories: Emma Soar with it Collection and cardstock, prismacolored pencils and gamsol, Tim Holtz die, sponges, pearls from Michaels

On my blog I will have a second prize available...owls are birds too, right?! Of sorts!

You have a chance to win this sweet sayings set plus a variety of owls from our two sets, Artsy Owls and Be Square. You'll also get this package of Angelee papers that will make a cute little tag book or be perfect for a card or two.



Simply leave me a comment before August 12, that's when the other contest closes, for a chance to win! So...are you a bird fan or not?!?

61 comments:

FLEUR de Lo said...

Are you kidding? I was born a bird! Love them! Beautiful card! Thanks for sponsoring the challenge so I could find your blog.

Julie Joy said...

I love your creations! This bird card is wonderful! Thank you for your inspiration. We love birds here in Germany!

Sandra Farrell said...

I love owls. Great stamps. And I really like the colours in the paper sampler too.

Charlene Austin said...

Such a great card Chris and you are so generous to have a second giveaway. I'm going to edit my post to add this link too. Be sure to add the link to this card/post to Mr. Linky so players find their way over here too!!

{{don't include me in your giveaway....just wanted to stop by and say HI!!}}

Michellem said...

I LOVE birds on a card! I have that Tim Holtz die too!! Your little owls are adorable - thanks for the chance to win!

Juliet A said...

That is so cool, that the tags are double-sided too! I love what you did with the birdcage die, it is an awesome card!

Cheryl said...

I just (really do) love this birdcage card. How could I have ever thought that this die was too big?? Great job! And -- great blog candy!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, how pretty! What a lovely card, and the stamps look adorable!

Lin said...

I love this birdcage in book script, and your bird is perfect with it! Your card jumped right out at me from the thumbnails.

Tammy said...

I love the bird cage! I think I am going to have to add this to my list of "needs" now! Ha! Would you believe I don't have any of these items...the papers or the stamp set! This card is beautiful! I am so glad we found each other!

Sarah Martina said...

What a sweet card! I'm so glad you are our sponsor because I just love your shop! :) Thanks so much for everything!

(Not entering the giveaway ;-))

sweet craf-tea chick said...

i love your card~such a pretty creation! beautiful DPs, love the birdcage and the birdie. thanks for sharing :)!
thank you for your sweet comment on my blog and thanks for sponsoring the embellishmag challenge! you are so generous to have another giveaway, thanks for the chance!
have a wonderful day!
*hugs* steph :)

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oops, forgot to add to my first comment that i LOVE birdies :)! and i am a new follower, love your work!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love that you photographed your card in a book, very cool. I'm not a bird fan, to be honest, but I've got a few owl stamps and I enjoy using them.

Luana said...

THanks for sponsoring and letting me know about your giveaway....I love owls.

Barb said...

This is absolutely fantastic, Chris! I LOVE that bird card... and paired with the Emma paper... fabulous!

Banu said...

Awesome card..Loved the design. Great stamps. Thanks for this Giveaway.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a gorgeous card! Love the pearls on the birdcage!

Laura.K said...

Lovely card. I love that cage.

Thanks for the chance to win those beauties.

Tracy said...

It's so sweet of you to offer a second prize along with the Embellish challenge, and those owls are precious! Love the card you made. The bird stamp is fantastic and I LOVE LOVE the DP you used! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my entry for the challenge. Hugs!

Glenda said...

Fabulous card! I never was a bird fan until all of the new fabulous bird images that have come out recently. Thanks for the chance to win! I'm going to have to play along with this great challenge!

debhorst said...

Of course owls are birds!! And such cute ones you have there.....love the sentiments that you have with them....sweetness!! So glad you were the sponsor this go around....that is how I found your blog!! A real gem!!

BlueOrchys said...

Your card is great ! I love the bird and the cage :)
Thanks a lot for your lovely comment on my blog :D

Hollie said...

I love birds, mainly because you can use them on any kind of card!

Terri said...

Great card! I was an TAC hobby demo for many years. I resigned this year though. Good to know you are a demo so I can order from you if I need anything. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about my work! As you saw I we are bird lovers too. I really need to use my TAC bird sets more. I don't have that owl set though. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Nerina said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card! I love the text paper for the bird cage, the floral paper is exquisite - and the pearl additions are lovely!

Thank you so much for sponsoring the Embellish Challenge this week! How wonderful to find your blog and be introduced to a new line of stamps! :0)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely card, love love love that birdcage die!

Camillae said...

Your card is so beautiful and with that bird it adds to its elegant. I love to have that bird die but have to save for it and those owls are so cute.

Sharron said...

Goodness, both DH and I so love birds. His email address is even 'birdfan'! Love your card--fab colors and the birdcage looks just awesome done with the script paper! Thanks so much for sponsoring the Embellish Challenge and introducing me to a great new line of stamps.

Claudia said...

I'm a bird fan! I love this little beauty you made, and you make me want the set.

Claudia said...

i love everything about this little beauty. You make me want the set Chris!

Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous Chris...thanks so much the chance to win some very, very fun goodies!

Sandy Ang said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. And what nice candy !

Diane Jaquay said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the newsprint birdcage! I do love birds, especially the lovely songs they sing to us :)

Summer Braxton said...

cute giveaway. I do like birds, especially peacocks. I think they are the new owls since I've seen peacocks popping up everywhere.
Thanks for commenting on my card. That was sweet. I'm in NoVA, too. Lorton to be exact. We moved here last year... my hubs is in the military.

Linda Beeson said...

Your card is so sweet, SOOO loving that bird cage!

Craftylicious said...

So very sweet of you to do a lil giveaway! I love your card!...the newsprint birdcage is such a cool cool idea (I have to give it a try) & you stamps are way too cute ;)!! do I like birds? I love 'em! & sure wish I was one ;) flying freely without a care! :)

Laura O'Donnell said...

oh wow, I am such a bird fan and look at those stamps. love them!

your card is beautiful, too, and so elegant!

Annie@Ambriel said...

the stamps and the cards are gorgeous! Who doesnt love a birdie :)thanks for the chance to win :D

thanks so much for your wonderful comments at my blog.
leaving my link.. coz the open id link somehow has been a bit crazy of late..
http://annieambriel.wordpress.com

Sharon Corn said...

I totally love birds and my all time favorite are OWLS!! So adore those owl stamps that you're giving out.

Thank you for being such a sweetheart! Hoping to WIN!! (=

xoxo

Jocelyn said...

I love that bird cage...might have to look into buying that one:-) And owls are my all time Favorite!!!!! Thanks so much for sponsoring these giveaways.

Rose said...

Oh my goodness, what great blog candy! Thanks for a chance to win, Chris! And, thanks for stopping by my blog ;)

AnitaRex said...

What a gorgeous card! And what a lovely giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love your card and that cage is great! Birds rule!

Emily Keaton said...

I had so much fun playing the Embellish mag challenge--had to check out your blog. LOVE that second owl set you are offering--such a cute set!!! I LOVE TAC and have a ton of sets. Thanks for the chance to win one more for my collection :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris,

what a wonderful card. I love birds - you can never have enough of them :-)

Thanks for sponsoring that challange. I had a lot of fun playing with my bird punch.

(Voegelchen)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Totally a bird person! Your card is fabulous. Thanks for sponsoring the challenge and thank you for the chance as well. :)

MsOktober said...

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the comment on my card :)

Thanks for the chance to win these adorable stamps! Owl stamps always make me stop and take a second look...I guess you could say I'm obsessed with them! I've actually already planned to challenge myself and make all my holiday cards with owls next year...Easter, St. Patty's, Halloween, etc...I know my family and friends will get a kick out of it!

Best to you!

Jaclyn Miller said...

I must say that I wasn't originally a bird fan, after all, they do leave their poop everywhere! But, some cards I've seen with them are soooo cute. Love the sentiments in that set and really appreciate the chance to win. Thanks for sponsoring this challenge and for your kind words on my blog.

Agata said...

Oh yeah! I'm a bird fan, owl in particular! ;-) But this you've probably noticed... Thanks for your visit on my blog, appreciate it! :)

Melissa Sauls said...

Thanks for your very sweet comment on my blog from the Embellish challenge. I'm so glad I came to visit your gorgeous site! What a fabulous blog candy too with those adorable owls. Thanks so much for the chance to win. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE birds:) I am so thankful that you stopped by my gallery--I will be posting the entire card today--and I will make sure to include your blog:) THANKS for the chance to win--THANKS for sponsoring!!

www.savannahland2.blogspot.com

Basement Stamper said...

I love birds, all different types of them!

Edna Morrisedie said...

I am so much of a bird fan that I just chose a paintable wallpaper that features birds for my new abode... I have so many bird stamps that they sweet a song every time I open my cupboard... the list goes on and on!!

Stamp & Color said...

I love your card! The bird looks great with that birdcage diecut. Thanks for the inspiration, and for sponsoring the challenge.

Virginia L. said...

I just "found" your blog! Hope I made it :) LOVE your bird card as it is so pleasing to the eyes!

moltopiccolo said...

I absolutely love birds! They bring such simple joy - I love watching real ones in the garden, wearing bird designs in jewellery, and especially using them as a design feature on cards!

OhioLori said...

Yes I do love birds!!! Have a feeder out back, and keep it full all year...................and 3 Hummer feeders in summer!!!

Thanks for chance to win!! :)

Lori :)

Ren-Yi said...

hello Chris -
thanks for taking the time to hop over to my blog. that was just very sweet of you!

your bird card w/ the tim holtz cage is just darling!

and thanks for sponsoring this round on embellish.

Bridgett said...

Wow! I am catching up on my blog reader and had to see your beautiful card! Love the bird cage and the pearls! So fun!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Christina, this card is absolutely beautiful!!!