Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SMILE

SMILE - it's FLUTTER BY WEDNESDAY!!! Hello to you and thank you for stopping by. There is a lot in this post and I saved the best for last so make sure you read through my entire post - especially if you want some goodies :o)

Today, on the Flutter By team our challenge was to use a butterfly or fairy and flowers. That's not a hard one - I mean I have a TON of flowers not to mention paper with flowers and stamps with flowers!! So I'm sure this would be an easy challenge for you as well so why not join in? As you know we are celebrating Danni's 40th birthday this month so be sure to stop by her blog, share you creation and enter to win the giveaway of the week!! Oh and there is also a special designer this month - Kim whose blog I LOVE to visit. She's very talented and I'm always amazed at her coloring, design and ability to cut & pop up almost everything! Trust me you'll want to check out her blog!! Now on to my creation:


I had to use SMILE as when I look at this card that is what I do. I mean it has to bring a smile to the recipients face, right? The image is from TGF - which was a RAK to me. I colored her with Copics. The paper is a retired set from TAC. The greeting is from Paper salon and the flowers are Prima.

Be sure to stop by the other team members blogs to see their wonderful creation and while you are visiting Christine's blog be sure to wish her a Happy Birthday!!

Today was school picture day at Abby's school. My sister bought this outfit for Abby and I've been saving it for her picture day. I thought she looked ADORABLE so I had to snap a few photos - sorry but gotta share my baby!


She was so funny - she told me she looked like she was in high school - I totally busted out laughing!!

As I've been promising I have some blog candy to give away. This is to thank you - for without you blogging just wouldn't be! I am so happy that my friends kept pushing me to start a blog and am thankful for meeting such wonderful people. This has truly been one great year - I'm looking forward to many more!! Now this picture isn't complete - I'm still adding to the pile. You can be sure there will be some paper as well as some images in the loot as well. But for now here's a little taste of the goodies I'm giving away


There are stamps - Christmas, Thanksgiving and Halloween; Prima flowers, Epoxy greeting stickers, Flower stickers PLUS there will be images & papers. Who knows what else I'll decide to throw in so be sure to sign up!! What do you have to do? Well that's easy:

1. Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win
2. Get another "entry" by mentioning my giveaway on your blog (leave a comment telling me you did with a link so I can enter you)
3. Get yet another "entry" by becoming (or being) a follower of my blog (leave a comment telling me you did this as well so I can enter you)

I'll leave the contest open until Wednesday, Oct 7th at noon central time. I'll reveal the winner that evening....so get to entering and spread the word!!

43 comments:

Patti J. said...

OOOH...What a gorgeous card! So glad these winners are chosen by randome org...you are blowin' us out of the water with this card! Wowzers girl, this must have taken you all day! Beautiful job - love it! Okay, I'm commenting here, I am and have been a follower forever, and the next time I go into my dashboard to post, I will absolutely link you up, baby!!! Have a good night!

Danni said...

Okay, this is another card that you can just put in an envelope and send it to ME!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Umm, did I mention I LOVE this?
Great job!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

that card is stunning. i just love that paper! it's gorgeous.

and abbey is BEEEEEE-UUUUU-TIFUL! oh my goodness!!!! she would have a blast playing with jade! gorgeous. thanks so much for sharing!

hugs,

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

O.k. Michelle, I second Danni's motion for sending it right to me. I just love this adorable image and your coloring is MAGNIFICENT!!

Your candy looks yummy but not nearly as yummy as your adorable daughter. She is too cute for words!! TFS the photo Michelle!!

I will write about your blog candy on my entry tomorrow.

hugs,
Chris

Ann Kranitz said...

OMG Jaw dropping adorable!!! I am talking about your daughter!! The card is super adorable too but your daughter? Too Sweet!!!!

Bridgett said...

What a cute card and an even cuter little girl! How sweet! Love the outfit!!!
Hugs,
Bridgett

Kelli said...

Cute Work!! You are so talented! Love the daugthers outfit!!

Sparkle said...

Such a cute card and what a darling pic of your daughter!

Nicola said...

Abby sure is a very beautiful, happy child and her outfit is super as is this wonderful card of yours Michelle. Fabulous image and colouring and your papers are gorgeous - it brings a huge smile to my face too.
Ooh your candy is awesome, thanks for chance to win.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Anna said...

Goodness, I meant to comment yesterday! Abby looks way too cute! I love her hair! Adorable card too!

Tina said...

So darn sweet lady, love that fairy. Your daughter is just precious!

Kristie said...

Abby is so cute! Love the outfit.

Your card is just darling. The image is colored wonderfully and I adore that paper!

Kristie said...

Here's my 2nd entry. I'm already a follower...although a bad one at that LOL! Finally getting back in my groove!

Alissa103 said...

Cute card (of course)! And Abby is A DOLL :) I love her little outfit!

Tammy B. said...

Abby looks SO grown up - she DOES look like she could be in high school ;) ... she is absolutely beautiful! Of course with you and JT as her parents, we knew that would be the case!

Liz Butler said...

WOW! To think that it took us forever to convince you to start a blog and now here you are doing giveaways! Our little girl's all grown up! ;o)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

oh my goodness, your daughter is soooo cute..wow!

fabulous creations BTW

enjoy *~*

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

The card is ADORABLE and I love the pictures of your little girl! What a doll! And Happy Blogoversary!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I also follow your blog and have been for a while now. :)

Kim said...

What a super sweet card. LOVE that image and paper! Abby is a doll!!!

bluepoohbear75 said...

What a georgous card. I love the image and the background.

bluepoohbear75 said...

I put a link to your candy on my sidebar. http://bluepoohbear753.blogspot.com/

bluepoohbear75 said...

I am a follower of your site. What great cards and ideas I have seen here.

kolling143 said...

Oh Michelle, I love to follow your blog!! Your daughter is just so cute!!

Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

She looks great!!!!! Love the pictures.

Karen Wilson said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle! I am already a follower and love your blog and I am off to link a post to your blog candy on my blog. Thank you for a chance to win some great candy and your daughter is a sweetheart!

slinkycat said...

Love your blog, I've added a link to my sidebar and shall add to my following list! xxx

Lynn said...

Your daughter is so adorable!!!
That's a crack up that she told you she looked like she was a high schooler!
Love the fairy card, its very pretty!

Nicola said...

Hi Michelle,

I have linked you candy HERE. Thanks for another chance to win your fabulous candy.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Nicola said...

Tis me again to say that I am already a follower of your fabulous blog.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Sanisi said...

Ooh what a fun blog candy. Thanks for the chance to win. (I've got a picture link on my blog.)

Regina said...

hi, Michelle and happy blogoversary to you!
Thanks for the opportunity for this great candy!
I'll leave a link on my sidebar spreading the news for you.
Regina

Regina said...

I'm again.
Thanks for the second chance.
Just joined your followers.
Regina

Denimo said...

Ahhhhh... what a great surprise to come across your blog and find some candy!!! Please count me in!!

Denimo said...

I have now become a follower too!
THANKS!
Denise

Seleise said...

she is DARLING! great outfit!

Milnie said...

Hi Michelle!

What a fabulous card!! I love the purple colour!

Milnie said...

I became a follower!

Milnie said...

and linked your candy in my sidebar!

Greetz from the Netherlands!

Jennifer Carter said...

I'm a follower of your blog! I get all my updates on Google Reader and never miss a post!!

Jennifer Carter said...

Abby looks so much like you!! She's adorable!!

Lelia said...

Not sure how I missed your fabby FBW card! I love this image!

You're daughter is SOOOO cute! :O)

Hugs,
Lelia

Sandy Herrs said...

Beautiful as always. You are so creative! I love following your blog as your style is so TACful!!! Ha ha. Miss ya girl! Abby looks so beautiful and growing like a weed