Blog Hop Winners & News!

Hello!  I hope you’ve all recovered from a busy blog hop weekend!  It was a blast!  In fact, it was so much fun that I’ve decided to coordinate another blog hop.  This one will be 12/31 – 1/3 and the theme will be Thank You cards (since I’m sure we’ll all have some thank you’s to write).  I’m already taking names for this blog hop so if you’re interested, you can comment on this post, or see the facebook page post, or email me with your blog address & email address.  I am sure this one will be even bigger & better than the Christmas Card Blog Hop (which is hard to believe since that was pretty great!).
Well, here are the winners of the blog candy from the Blog Hop:
1) a free copy of the crafty card gallery iPhone app

Winner is Missy:
Missy said…

Love the snowman card and can’t wait to see your dads card. TFS and doing the BH.

A new follower,

2) a copy of the Bite Size Body Guide

Winner is Lillian:
Lillian Child said…

Nothing better on a holiday weekend than a fabulous and inspiring hop! LOVE your card creation, and so clever how it unfolds! Thanks so much for sharing with us!
3) Thanks Cuttlebug embossing folder

Winner is Jackie:
Jackie L Watson said…

I love your card, especially getting the idea from your flannel sheets what a clever girl you are. Great giveaways and tips, can’t wait to see your dad’s card.

4) Set up Stampin Up! Texturz plates kit #4
Winner is: Cindylu2u

Cindylu2u said…

I am a new follower, I love how you took the ideal for your card of a sheet set and it is fantastic!! Thanks

5) 6 sheets of Mrs. Grossman’s Christmas gift stickers
Winner is schuler dog

schuyler dog said…

How clever to let your sheets inspire you! Love the card.
Congratulations to all the winners.  Please send me an email to to claim your prize with your name & address so I can send it (if you won the app, you don’t have to send me your address)….
And, for one more day, the great sale on the Bite Size Body Guide continues.  We’ll be shipping them out on Wednesday (have to make cards Tuesday night).  If you’re trying to improve your health & fitness or lose weight, this is the book for you!  You can get one now, for $16 (free shipping & $1 off) & you get a copy of the blog hop card.   (If you’re in CA, you will have to pay taxes, sorry).  If you’re interested, comment here or send me an email at by 4:00 PST Tuesday & I’ll send you a paypal invoice…
In app news, I submitted the updated app tonight.  It will take Apple 5-10 days to approve it & put it in the app store for you to see & update your app.  Over 205 cards!!!  Lots of new designers!  
Also – anyone interested in the +2 card swap?  Cards would need to be mailed to me by 12/31, and the theme would be birthday & the only rule is no glitter & A2.  The extra 2 cards go to Operation Write Home.  If you’re interested, comment or email me.
I think that’s it for tonight. That’s a pretty long post!!!  I’m off to package up the last +2 cards to mail out since I have those, and hope to make a few valentines for Operation Write Home (and hope they get there by 12/1 for the challenge).  
Goodnight & thanks for reading!

My Dad’s Most Awesome Card!

Without further ado, here is the most awesome card my dad made for me – complete with flashing lights!!!  He showed me another trick, which I will share with all of you later this week, complete with instructions.  It won’t be quite as complicated… 🙂

I will post the winners from the blog hop this evening.
Thanks for visiting!

Welcome to the Christmas Card Blog Hop!

I want to thank you for stopping by my first blog hop, and I want to thank everyone that has a blog that is participating in the Christmas Card Blog Hop! I am can’t wait to see all of their projects!! I’m relatively new to the blog world, and I’ve been having fun with it!  Crafty Card Gallery, the iPhone app that this blog is for, is now in 12 countries!  So very exciting!
Grab your favorite beverage and settle down for a nice long hop.  Hopefully this will get you in the Christmas Spirit!
I have some Blog Candy for you!!!
How to enter to win?  Become a follower and leave a comment.  I will select the winners Monday night using my random number generator app.  Here are the 6 prizes:
1) a free copy of the crafty card gallery iPhone app

2) a copy of the Bite Size Body Guide

3) Thanks Cuttlebug embossing folder
4) Set up Stampin Up! Texturz plates kit #4
5) 6 sheets of Mrs. Grossman’s Christmas gift stickers
On to the card:
I was inspired by my new flannel sheets that have snowmen on them….
Aren’t those the cutest sheets ever?  My hubby found them!
On to the card since that’s what you’re here for!!!
This card wouldn’t be that difficult to mass produce, now that I’ve figured out all the measurements.
Here’s what I used to make the card:
My Cricut  & My Gypsy – the snowmen are from Gypsy Wandering (I hid the cutout on the inside) and the trees & cardinal & snowflakes are from Winter Wonderland.
Sookwang tape & Crystal Glitter Ritz Transparent Micro Fine Glitter
Cuttlebug snowflake & swiss dots embossing folders
White Gel pen & blue chalk ink
Here’s a video of it unfolding.
Even my dad got into the blog hop spirit.  I will post the card he made for me on Monday (since he doesn’t have a blog) and I shot horrible video of it!…

Here are two Christmas gift ideas:
1) Keep yourself from getting turkey butt!  The Bite Size Body Guide is a diet journal with a beautiful design.  Get a jump on your new years resolution!  It makes a great stocking stuffer!  If you order a copy of the Bite Size Body Guide today ($17), you will get $1 off AND a free card (I’ll send you a copy of the Christmas card I posted).  Check it out here  To order with this special deal, comment below & I’ll send you a paypal invoice…

2) My friend Marlo at Scrap’n Tote is having a great giveaway & special pricing this weekend.  Check out her website to enter the contest.
Now on to the rest of the Blog Hop!
Blog Address
Ellen (Cardmonkey)
scrappin_3rdeeschik (Meighen)
Kinder Stampo
Jessica Lynn
Miss Adri

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Hope you enjoy the hop!
Now off to Shawn’s blog


I tabulated the results (next time I figure out an easier way to do this!) and there were a total of 155 entries (blog posts, facebook comments, cards submitted, +2 card swap).  I used my random number generator app and the winning number was 129 – which was Kara Ann Dunphy.  Congratulations Kara!  You get your choice of the Amazon or Oh My Crafts Gift Card.  Contact me & I will send you the gift card.  Thanks everyone for participating.


All I can say is WOW!  I have to be 100% honest here.  When I decided I wanted to build the crafty card gallery app, I had no idea of whether anyone else would even be interested.  I really did it because I thought it would be fun to do and that was all I was aiming for.  The app has been out since October 13th (so a little over 1 month), and it’s in 11 countries!  I never imagined it would spread that far (ok, I’ll admit I didn’t really think about it being in other countries).  I started this blog for the app, and participated in my first blog hop a few weeks ago.  I had so much fun, I decided to coordinate a blog hop this weekend.  There are already 26 blogs that have signed up!  I’ve participated in a card drive (Vera) and sent a bunch of card to Operation Write Home, which has been fun.  I’ve been invited to a join a card making group on Facebook and created a Yahoo group to discuss ideas with some of you.

I just have to say Thanks to all of you!  I have had so much fun this last month working on the app; talking to so many of you (all online!), thinking up ideas on how we can work together, and seeing the great crafts & cards you’ve created!  I have definitely been inspired by all of your great work! I am amazed at how many talented people there are out there.  I have learned a lot from seeing what all of you do on your cards.

I’m just now working on the 2nd update to the app and there’s a lot to do!  But I just wanted to thank you all for the inspiration.  I hope the app and this blog provide you 1/10th the inspiration I’ve gotten from all of you!

News update…


Hope you had a great crafty weekend! I have been too busy to craft (boo!) but have gotten some cool new supplies – just need the time since I have the ideas swirling around in my head. Have a lot of cards to make this week! But of course I’ll share them with you.

I will also start on the update for the app on Monday night (lots to do, and unfortunately, I’ve been procrastinating)…. There are some things I would like to do but I don’t think I have the time to get them in this time… But the upside is, there are more cards!!!

Also, reminder about the Christmas card blog hop this weekend – if you’d like to participate, email me. We already have 16 blogs~so it should be fun. I will send out the final email about it on Tuesday night (so everyone can get ready before Thanksgiving.. 🙂

Just a reminder, if you would like to be included in the next update, I need your cards emailed to me by Monday night at

Also, a reminder that I still have a contest going on! I know a gift card around Christmas time is always useful!!! Especially if you have lots of craft supplies that you want (like me!).

I’ll be giving away a $20 giftcard to Amazon or Oh My Crafts (your choice!)

Winner will be chosen randomly on 11/26/2010)

  1. Submit card(s) – you will get one entry per card submitted – to submit a card, email or submit a card from the app by 11/25.
  2. Refer a friend to our Facebook page(have them write on the wall and say that you referred them) – you will each get one submission for every friend referred, and they’ll get one too (you can post the contest post on your wall as well, and include the link to crafty card gallery by using the @ sign in front)
  3. Have a friend buy the app, and have them submit your name and their name viaemail with their device ID for proof of purchase. It’s easy to find your iPhone/iPod touch UDID, or device ID. In iTunes, choose the Summary tab on your device, then click on the text Serial Number to show your Identifier (UDID). Then simply ⌘–C (ctrl-C on Windows) to copy your UDID to the clipboard. Paste it in an email to You and your friend will both get an entry.
  4. Comment on a Blog entry (limited to 2 entries total during the contest) and you will get an entry
  5. Comment on a Facebook post (limited to 2 entries total during the contest) and you will get an entry
  6. Participate in the +2 card swap to benefit Operation Write Home (must email that you are participating by 11/15 and cards will be due 12/15/10) see the blog for more information which will be posted soon
  7. If you have any questions on the contest, feel free to email or comment below. All questions will be answered here in the blog.

Good luck!!!! Please share with your friends!!!
Hope to have a card to post for you soon!!!