Winners and a chance to win in a HUGE giveaway!

Happy 4th of July!  Hope you’re having a great day!  I am excited about 5 days off of work! Happy Dance!
This is a long post, be sure to hang in till the end, it’s worth it…

I’ve been very happy with all the positive feedback I’ve gotten from the new release of Challenges & Sketches app –
and from the launch of
Creations by Crafty Card Gallery.  Have you had a chance to check it out?  Are you heading to the beach or on a road trip and need some crafty reading?  This is perfect!!!
You can find it here:
It’s a great deal – only $2.99 and you could save more than that with the coupon codes inside! And you get free digi’s!

Now for the winners:
My Memories software, sponsored by My Memories (If you didn’t get a chance to check them out, please be sure to…
If you’d like to buy My Memories software, they will give readers of Crafty Card Gallery a  $10 discount on the purchase of the MyMemories Suite V3 scrapbook software from this site. (Software also comes with a $10 coupon for downloads-a total value of $20!) (YEAH!)..  If you use discount code STMMMS93040 at

10 comments, winner is

Winner is Kim Ricketts –

very cute!! I love the layout you made! I am so scared to try software! You did great!!


Congratulations Kim!
Sketch Blog Hop 
6+2 comments = 8
I will choose one comment (from a follower) randomly on 7/4 and the winner will get a clear stamp and some stickers.  
Winner is:

Fantastic card Jennifer. Love the sentiment!
Jessica S


Winners, I will contact you & get you your prizes…
Be sure to check out our HUGE giveaway for the launch of Creations by Crafty Card Gallery – 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And of course, a card…
I made this for a friend’s mom who’s been sick.. I hope it lifts her spirits… the colors are so cheerful!
Paper & Stamps by Stampin Up and gems by Mark Richards.
Sorry for the horrible photo – It was horrible lighting….

Hope you enjoyed the card, and I hope if you haven’t already, that you’ll check out the new magazine and the new app!
Happy 4th!  Have a safe celebration!

Sketch Hop, Day 2 and HUGE NEWS!!!

Welcome to the Sketch Blog Hop, Day 2!

 Everyone has had so much fun doing these it’s turned into a regular event! And it was so popular, I made an iPhone app with the sketches and challenges in it… And guess what, it became available in the iTunes app Store Friday night… I’m pretty excited.

 The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards. If you’ve never used a card sketch before, give it a try! You’re lucky enough to be at the start of the hop, so I hope you enjoy!!!

My apologies for this sketch being late, but this morning was exciting- we launched our new card making magazine, Creations by Crafty Card Gallery (at 1 in the morning!!!)…. See post here… with the great news and a HUGE GIVEAWAY!!!

 Here’s the sketch:

 Here’s my card:

And the best part, the inside

I used stampin up paper from my stash, HoneyPop Stamps-Balloon Buddies that I got from Ginger Snap Scraps (with coordinating paper)
and used my copics…  I love the stamps and the honeycombs…

The sketch is a guideline, not a rule… 

 Be sure to check out Crafty Card Gallery- and Sketches & Challenges by Crafty Card Gallery, iPhone apps (work on iPad and iPod Touch). It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… Now featuring over 800 cards!!! and growing every month! New update coming soon!You can get it in the iTunes app store.

If you didn’t hop yesterday, you may want to scroll through the last few posts to see yesterday’s cards… They were great!

I will choose one comment (from a follower) randomly on 7/4 and the winner will get a clear stamp and some stickers. I will announce the winner of the My Memories software then as well (you can still scroll down and comment for a chance to win)…
Thanks so much for visiting! Have a great day!

 Your next stop is:Beth 

 Here are all of the stops, in case you get lost along the way…

HUGE NEWS!!! Launch of Creations by Crafty Card Gallery!

Hi!  I have HUGE news today!!!
Some of you may already know…  I’ve been trying to keep it under wraps, but I’m horrible at secrets!!!

Today is the launch of Creations by Crafty Card Gallery!!!!! (major happy dance!)

Creations by Crafty Card Gallery is an online magazine for card makers.  My friend and I have been hard at work on this for quite some time, and we have some wonderful content provided by some fabulous contributors (if you’re not already following them, be sure to check them out):

(in no particular order)

Amy Courchaine –  
Ashley Townsend –
Ellen Cardmonkey Jarvis –
Hani from Craftionary –
Jennifer Restivo –
Kerry Owen –
Monica Flores –
Shawn Mosch –
Jessica Shelton –
Zenita Barnes-Smith –
Beth Miller –
Susan Bermudez –
Regina Cooper Hardy –
Eric Owens –
Jamie Rogers Moore –
Tonia Williams –
Kristy Scraptastical Kreations –
Donna Phelan – No blog
Judy Meeks Woodland – No blog
Rhonda Nagata – No blog
John Lewis – No blog
Connie West – No blog

There are several coupon codes available in the magazine – you could save more than the cost of the magazine!
15% off a $30 order at
10% off at
10% off at

There is even a link for four free  digi images (in the magazine).

To celebrate the launch, we have some FABULOUS prizes!!!
A free copy of My Memories Scrapbooking Software – sponsored by My Memories

Spiral Roses Kit – sponsored by Quilled Creations
Sew Ribbon tool with a ribbon and needle pack from Memory Works – sponsored by Gina Torres
Bite Size Body Guide – A diet and fitness Journal for women – sponsored by Bite Size Body Guide
Copy of Crafty Card Gallery App – sponsored by Jennifer Restivo

Tim Holtz Spring Inks  – sponsored by Ginger Snap Scraps
$10 gift card to Coldstone – sponsored by Creations by Crafty Card Gallery
3 packages of mixed colors of quilling paper (summer, autumn and winter colors, 1/16” strips) – sponsored by Creations by Crafty Card Gallery
$20 giftcard to Just Jaimee digital designs – sponsored by Just Jaimee
$20 gift card to – sponsored by My Hobby Vinyl

$20 gift card to Scraptastical Kreations – sponsored by Scraptastical Kreations

Here’s how to win:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

There are tons of ways to get entries into the contest – share the news about the magazine, send in a card, complete our survey… And such great prizes!  Thank you to all of the sponsors!

The magazine is available through HP MagCloud for only $2.99 for the digital copy and is available online or on your iPad or iPhone.  You can also order a print version (and you get free digital version).  The price of the print version is purely the cost of printing and mailing the paper version to you.