Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Happy Birthdays, sneek peaks, and prizes galore!


First I want to apologize for the length of this post. With that out of the way...it's time to CELEBRATE!!! Happy Birthday Papertake Weekly! PTW is three years old today, and we are celebrating in a big way with a blog hop along with lots of FABULOUS PRIZES!  So if you made your way here from my friend, and oh so amazingly talented Nancy, then you're on the right track. If not, believe me, you want to go back to the beginning at Dawny's so you don't miss out on any of this! Dawny has compiled an extensive and impressive list of prizes to given away for the birthday celebration.  Please be patient and read all the way through this long post so you can see all the details along with the list of sponsors for our Birthday.  Dawny is making it very easy on you with this weeks challenge. She is allowing you to choose ANY previous Papertake Weekly challenge. That's THREE YEARS of challenges you have to choose from!! I chose to use "In Stitches" from June 29th, 2010.  This challenge asks for stitching of any kind, machine, hand, faux, we're not particular as long as it's stitching.

For my card, I am sneak peeking a gorgeous new fairy called Laila from Wags 'n Whiskers! This brand new collection is getting sneak peeks on Wednesday and Thursday this week, and then it will culminate in a blog hop on Friday. So stay tuned for more looks at these gorgeous new stamps that will be available for purchase on Friday!


I put a list of supplies at the end of this post.  So how about the info for the fun stuff now!  Here's a list of the fabulous prizes Dawny has gathered.  I will be giving away an awesome prize of a $20.00 gift certificate from the fabulous and generous Simon Says Stamp!! Here's a little information about this fabulous sponsor...


In business since 2002, Simon Says Stamp is striving to offer you the best selection of Rubber Stamps, Altered Art, Scrapbooking, Artist Trading Cards, and Paper Crafting Supplies in the world. We stock over 100,000 items in our warehouses so that we can offer you quick service and one stop shopping at a great price!

We are located in Ohio, the heart of it all. Our team works hard to give you a fulfilled shopping experience and is always open to your ideas and suggestions!

Happy customers are the heart of our business.

We work hard to find and deliver to you the latest in stamping and paper crafting supplies! Attending classes, workshops, and sales meetings around the world, our goal is to keep our product offerings fresh and current. Make us your one stop easy shop - and we'll deliver right to your door!


In order to have a chance to win, you must enter the challenge this week at Papertake Weekly. Come back to my blog after entering, and link your challenge card to this blog as well through Mr Linky. You will then be elligible to win the prize! 

Here's the blog hop order along with all the awesome prizes that can be won:

Sharon (that's me!) - Simon Says Stamp
Steph - Lili of the Valley
Marjaana - Guest DT
Amy - Guest DT

Now it's time to hop on over to the lovely and amazingly talented STEPH to see what gorgeous creation she has whipped up for you today! Don't forget to come back and link your challenge card! Thanks so much for your fabulous support of Papertake Weekly, for your wonderful support of Papertake Weekly, and for sharing your awesome creations with us! Can't wait to see what you come up with, and best of luck in the draw! Winners will be posted next Tuesday.
Card supplies:
stamp - Wags 'n Whiskers sneak peek Laila
ink - Memento Tuxedo black
Copic Sketch Markers
DP - Basic Grey Olivia
cardstock - Bazzill and PTI
ribbon - May Arts silk ribbon
flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
tools: Martha Stewart frond punch, Oval and scalloped oval Nestabilities
misc - machine stitching, dimensional tape

Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, and hope to see you back again soon! Hugs!

73 comments :

♥♥ Elaine ♥♥ said...

Such a gorgeous card Sharon, your colourwork is amazing :)

Off to hop to the next one.. and will post my card later :)

Elaine x

Esme said...

Wow! Gorgeous card - love all those flowers everywhere!! And your image is lovely!

Esme x

Lisa said...

OMG your colouring is amazing!

Tiiti said...

Abolutely fab Fairy. Love it and the papers too!

Kendra said...

Very pretty card! Love the stitching, how do you get it so perfect?!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hi! Sharon, I love your image of the fairy, so feminine and delicate. your whole layout enhance these qualities. gorgeous colors and fabulous papers. a pure delight
Hugs.
Danielle
PS: we have a fun challenge at Stamptacular this week: it's layer it on... Your card would be just perfect, if you want to play along with us.

D K Crafts said...

Gorgeous card. Lovely image, beautifully coloured and great layout. Donna

tanja said...

Gorgeous card - love all those flowers everywhere
xxxtanja

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous card!
And I'm loving he backgroung too!

Claire x said...

Gorgeous card with great image and colours. Happy 3rd Birthday! Hugs, Claire x

Basslady said...

a fabulous card with an awesome design!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

DeeDee said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card girlie! The fairy image is wonderful too! She's so pretty! I'm hoping I can play along with this challenge! Fingers Crossed! Lots of awesome prizes to be had! HUGS!

laney said...

Fabulous card Sharon great blog hop too
congratulations on your Papertake 3rd Birthday!!
hugs
laney

Lil Sis said...

Love the layout and fabulous colouring on that great image.
Beccy x

brenda said...

Absolutely fabulous colouring of your image and a beautiful card.

B x

Danni said...

Love this new image! Gorgeous card!! oh so pretty!!

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous elegant card! Thanks for sharing lovely creations each week and giving us crafters wonderful ideas! Oh nearly forgot Happy Birthday to the PTW team!

Jamie said...

ur card looks great.. amazing coloring job!! thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Kelly Schelske said...

Fab card Sharon! Love your coloring, she's gorgeous!

Lorraine A said...

GORGEOUS card Sharon ,,, love the choice of challenge :-)

congratulations on your 1st year too :-)

luv
Lols x x x

sue said...

Gorgeous card.
I will link my card later, hopping on now.
Hugs Sue x

Lisa said...

I so love your card! It's just my colors and I adore fairies! I'll come back later to link up my project!

AUSTINSGRAMM said...

Sharon,
A gorgeous card as usual. Your coloring and paper coordinates are always beautiful..

hugs
bobbi

kaos said...

That is a gorgeous card - so romantic all over - the paper, the image, the colouring...so pretty!

MarieL said...

Beautiful colors and great coloring, Sharon. Love the flowers and your gorgeous bow.

Shirley N said...

Sharon! your card is gorgeous, love your DPs, your flowers and your ribbon. And your coloring is beautiful!

Emily Keaton said...

Adorable card! Great colors :)

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! The flowers and the image go wonderfully together.

Jennifer

Sassylassy said...

Your card is stunning. I love this image and the colors you chose are just fabulous.
Hugs Bonnie

Marlene said...

What a gorgeous little masterpiece!

scrapn_momof2 said...

STUNNING!!! I am always blown away by your talent and skill!

darling Ho said...

Very beautiful card!
I love the image and color you used!
and Congratulations for PTW 3rd Birthday!

Candy said...

Beautiful card, Sharon :o)
Hugs ~

Kelly said...

Fabulous card Sharon. Your coloring, as usual is gorgeous and the bow is awesome! I just can't seem to get my bows to look like yours using my Bow Easy. You just that that magical touch!

DonnaMundinger said...

Well my dear, I've caught up with all of your gorgeous stuff and now you've got me off to hop! so many blogs...so little time! LOL Your card is sooo gorgeous. Really magical, girlie! I adore it! xxD

Craftyanny said...

oh this is adorable Sharon, your colouring is perfect!!!
Anne x

Whisper said...

Oooo am loving those lush papers and what a cutie of an image, Luv Sam x

PeggyLovesVintage said...

What a gorgeous fairy! Great coloring and so very girlie! I love it!

Tanja said...

Beautiful card! Loving the fairy and the colors! (I'll be coming back later with my card. As i'm doing the hopping first)

Katarina said...

Well hello there friend. Didn't realize you were a part of the DT, I'm so dense sometimes, lol. I haven't ordered anything yet as the companies were a bit stupid. Let me know if you want any hÄnglars though.

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous creation Sharon love the colouring and beautiful papers.
Happy 3rd Birthday
Hugs Linda

Louise said...

Such a totally gorgeous card. The new image is great too.

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a stunner xxxx

Denise said...

What a gorgeous card! The fairy is beautiful and I love the flowers and bow you added. Everything looks amazing :)))))

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congrats on your one year anniversary at Papertake Weekly!! You are so talented and they are so lucky to have you!!

Your sneak peak is beyond stunning GF!! I just love your coloring, your layout and your details!! GORGEOUS Sharon!! Love the stitching!!
hugs,
Chris

Cor* said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your coloring & layout! The DP's are TDF!!! Layout is fab!! What more can I say besides I think your owls on your blog are a "hoot". Thanks for the chance to win some awesome prizes in this hop! Way to cool!

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, my dear friend! Your card is just stunning! Your coloring is so beautiful and your machine stitching is perfect! Around the curves with a zig zag stitch is quite a feat! Love the embellies - as always they are fabulous! Such beautiful work...hugs...Barb

paperpapier said...

stunning card with lovely colours,

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! I made a project using a few of the past PTW challenges and I've linked it here and on the main blog and left comments, but I have different numbers all over the place so I'm not sure how it will work out, but hopefully Mr Random can cope :P Thanks so much for the fun hop and chances to win all this amazing candy on offer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PTW!

patriziawithaz said...

Great Blog and thanks for the chance to take part in the Blog Hop x

Scrapaddict said...

Very beautiful, the coloring is perfect!

lachsekatze said...

The first time I had to link my card more than one time - so I am glad that Mr Linky remebers the last link that I put into it. ;-)
Your card is very cute.

Lena said...

Gorgeous card.Fab colouring.Happy Birthday PTW! xx

Legojenta said...

Great card, I love these colors together! Thanks for sharing =)
To see my creation for this challenge, go over to the Papertake Weekly blog and click on number 113 in the Mr. Linky list =)

Suzie Q said...

Wow fab card and awesome colouring x
hugs
Suzie qx

Lorraine said...

your card is absolutely beautiful i just love your colouring its perfect and thankyou for the chance of winning this fab prize xx

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, Love the colours you have used. great new image.
Avril B

Linda said...

What a totally FABULOUS card!!! Your coloring is gorgeous and all the little details are just perfect!!

Mary said...

Gorgeous card!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! Love the new fairies, and your coloring is so beautiful!

NGCARDS said...

Lovely card and yummy candy hun xxx

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Sharon and Happy 3rd Birthday
Hugs Dianne xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Stunning card. Your colouring is awesome and I love your perfect stitching.
Caroline xxx

Dot said...

Have entered my card and now I'm off hopping!!
Congratulations ladies on your Papertake Birthday!!
Your cards looks great.
hugs Dorte

Mina said...

wow Sharon you have coloured her stunningly...so bright and beautiful
Mina xxx

Lorraine said...

What a lovely card nd thanks for the blog hop

jenny said...

Stunning card!! Just Beautiful, I love your colouring!
Thanks for the chance to win x

Jenny xx

Anita said...

Wow, amazing card. Happy Birthday and thanks for a chance to win!

Leann said...

This is beautiful!
Hugs x

Minnamanna said...

This is so beautiful.
Really love your colours and colouring!
Hugs, Minnamanna

Norma said...

WOW, Sharon, gorgeous card. Wonderful layout. Love the colour combo. That particular shade of green goes well with the pink. DP's are to die for. Beautiful image--I see more of these beauties in your later postings. Love your stiching, especially the zigzag. I can never do good curve ones. Straight stiching is fine, but zigzag...aagghh! Love your card!

Hugs.
Norma

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Helen x

Vanja said...

Beautiful card! I love the flowers.
Hugs, Vanja