Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Sweet Celebration and a Birthday GIVEAWAY!!!

Hi there!

I know it's Valentine's Day, but it also happens to be my birthday as well! So I thought I would share a fun little card and host a GIVEAWAY!!!
Today I made my card using some fabby Wilson Designs stamps using the cake from Strawberry Lemonade and A Sweet Celebration sentiment from Sweet Celebrations.
I stamped the cake multiple times, embossed the top layer, and fussy cut and paper piece onto my circular die cuts using foam adhesive. I love love red and aqua together.  I added a fun aqua polka dot ribbon down the center of my red panel.
I stamped A sweet celebration sentiment in Real Red ink and cut into a banner strip as the final touch.

Now for the fun part....

In honor of my visitors who stop by and sprinkle some love I thought my birthday would be a great time to give back by celebrating with a little giveaway.

How can you win? Well you could have several chances.

1) Just leave a comment. :-) (easy peasy huh)

2) Leave me a comment telling me ways you like to celebrate your birthday.

3) You don't have to follow my blog to win, but I sure would appreciate it if you would. For another entry, leave me another comment telling me you are NOW a follower or ALREADY one.

4) Post a link about the giveaway on your blog linking back to this post and you may leave another comment with the post link.

That is 4 chances to win. What could you win you ask?  A Scoot Away With Me stamp set from Wilson Designs.
You have until February 29th 11:59 EST to enter.  I will choose a winner via Random.org on March 1st. Please make sure I have a way to contact you if you are the winner.

I am going to add the Sweet Celebrations card over at The Kraft Journal: Color Me Red - Yes, I know I have aqua, but since I see one of their DT members likes red and aqua too I am hoping it will be ok! :-). How about playing over at CAS-ual Fridays...Love Ya To Pieces.
Since it's my birthday, and I was a good girl by using papers from my snippet pile, I thought I would play on the swings at Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge. :-) 
Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Happy Valentine's Day!
~Tammy~
{Recipe}
Stamps: Wilson Designs: Strawberry Lemonade and Sweet Celebrations
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP! PP: Stampin' UP! 
Ink: Stampin' UP! Real Red, Momento: Tuxedo Black
Other: Dies: PTI, Spellbinders, Dimensionals, Ribbon: Stampin' UP!, Embossing Folder: Craft Concepts

82 comments:

Karen M said...

What a sweet and pretty card, Tammy! I think your red and aqua are fab together. Love it! Kx

Tan's Hobbies said...

Dear Tammy, I'm not here for the giveaway. I'm here just because i want to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY" to you =)

Anyway, your card creation is just so fun! Love the color combination, love the cute image, I just love your card!!

Di said...

Absolutely great Tammy - the red and aqua go together brilliantly well. And, the icing you embossed is fantastic - great card! Di xx

Di said...

Oh, Di again! I forgot to wish you Happy Birthday - hope you have a super day! Di xx

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is adorable--love the paper piecing!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

I already follow!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

i love to celebrate my birthday with my family! i love just hanging out at home with the boys and then on the weekend after I like to enjoy a dinner out with they hubby! i like things very simple!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Tammy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIRL! Yay, a Valentine's Day baby. :)

I love the embossed cake frosting. That is super clever. ;) You always make the cutest cards with Wilson Designs stamps. :)

Enjoy your day!
(oh, I am already a follower of yours! thanks for offering candy)

Annette said...

Happy Happy Birthday and Happy Valentines Day...how fun to have them on the same day...Have a wonderful day...The only advice I can give is to eat LOTS OF CAKE.. enjoy..

already a follower...love your card.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this!! LOVING the colors and that cake!! Thanks so much for the love on my G45 audition! You are AWESOME!!! I really appreciate it!

Dianne H. said...

Birthday Blessings Tammy. Celebrating with family and friends is a must.

lucrocs2001 said...

Happy Birthday! I like to celebrate my birthday by doing whatever I want and I hope you get the chance to do the same:) Thank you for the chance to win as well...

Wendy said...

Already a follower. :-)
Thanks for the chance to win!

Wendy said...

Happy Valentines and Happy Birthday Tammy. Super cute card you created for this very special day. Hope you get SPOILED today!

Wendy said...

I like to really milk my birthday and turn it into a birthday weekend, a day just isn't enough! Usually we go to CA. Beach, SeaWorld, dinner out, not dishes... love!

Stella said...

Happy happy birthday dearie!! I hope you are having a wonderful day; and be spoilt rotten :)
Your card is bright and happy; hopefully you are having a lovely cake for yourself too :)

How sweet to offer a give away; you are so generous!
Hugs!

Donna said...

Wow Tammy, this really is scrummy, I love the bright vibrant colours against the kraft card and I'm also drawn to the dotty ribbon...fab card hun :) Donna ♥ x

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Tammy ~
Thanks for hopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet comment... Well I'm here now at your blog and wow it's your birthday today... Well my new blogger friend, Happy happy Birthday to you.... and I'm also your newest follower.... love all the projects you got going on...so very inspiring....
On my birthday I just love to lay back and eat my own fav cake that I bake for everyone else on their birthday's... (Orange creamsicle cake. Yum-mo!
Can't wait to see more of your creations...
Have a double day filled with hearts and love....

Jennifer said...

I absolutely love the "frosting" on your cake!

Jennifer said...

Hi, me again, I'm a follower!

Jennifer said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that I love to spend my birthday eating lots of cake! Which I hardly ever do...it's a real treat!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Happy Birthday Tammy! Love that birthday card! ;o)

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Normal birthday celebration is a dinner out with just the hubby & me, while my son watches his sister. For special birthday's, like my 40th, we surprise each other. My hubby flew me to Nashville for a Rascal Flats concert, which was a really BIG Surprise. ;o)

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

I'm already a follower! ;o)

Theresa said...

Love your card! That cake looks so yummy. That die cut is awesome too!!

Emily Keaton said...

Happy Birthday, Tammy!!! What a sweet day to have a birthday. I hope your day is fabulous all around!!

PS LOVE this gorgeous card--the red and aqua combo is SO much fun!! And isn't that cake delightful??

Emily Keaton said...

Hmmm . . . I love to celebrate my birthday with a little "me" time--a movie that no one else has to agree on, some crafting time that no one interrupts, lunch with a girlfriend--and I MUST have a birthday cake, preferably chocolate!!

Emily Keaton said...

And, of course, I am a follower!!

Berni Cuttino said...

You celebrate twice, you go girl. Love your card and Happy Birthday, Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the love. Good o sunny California is chilly and windy burr.

Sus said...

Happy belated birthday Tammy! Thanks for finding insuring my blog! Love your blog! This card is just too cute! Love the embossed frosting and bling on the cake!

kasia c. said...

Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Tammy!! I hope you had a fabulous day. :)

I love your card. The colour scheme is so eye catching!

Cassie said...

Absolutely adorable card, Tammy! I have so enjoyed your blog :D

Cassie said...

I like to celebrate my birthday by not having to cook or clean up after cooking, haha ;)

Cassie said...

Thanks for becoming a new follower of mine! I am now a new follower of yours, and I am so excited to see all of the wonderful things you'll post :D

naturecoastcrafter said...

Hey,thanks for stopping by my blog cause it led me to yours! I love aqua and red together and I love the cake with the embossed frosting on this. Great design. Happy belated birthday. I just subscribed to your blog. I like to spend my birthday with my husband and best friend.

Joyce said...

Thanks for all your comments on my blog yesterday. You are so kind. I hope you had a wonderful birthday, and had a cake as sweet as the one on your beautiful card. I like to spend the day at the Spa at La Costa, and be pampered and hang out with my dear friend on my birthday.

Arlene said...

Such a great card...love how bright and vibrant it is. Simply beautiful.

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

Super cute card! I love the colors you used!!!

Cheryl said...

just wanted to pop over to say bless you for the lovely comment you left on my blog,this is just one super cute card really love the design and colours hugs Cherylxx

Susan Flynn said...

Just stopping by to say hi and what a fab card you have made - it looks good enough to eat! Hope you had a good birthday xx

Julie Day said...

Happy birthday! Love the card, that paper pieced cake looks delish :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

jen said...

Happy Birthday & Happy Valentines! (sorry I'm a tad late!!) Your cake looks like the perfect treat!

jen said...

I'd love to spend my birthday CRAFTING!!!! Well at least having some cake- A day without chores & love of my little family is perfect!

jen said...

I'm a follower!

Lori said...

Your card is darling - love how you created the cake!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh I love this!!! Loved reading about how you made it too! I'm a follower! :D

VanessaB said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) hope you had a GREAT vday and birthday! I just love this card. it's so very sweet and the colors really pop! i don't normally do too much to celebrate my birthday, but i do love to have a piece of cheesecake. my fave. mmmm! :9

VanessaB said...

I'm now a follower :) thanks for the chance to win something fun!

Karen B. said...

I'm a day late and a dollar short, had this up for a while to comment on ... but I wanted to stop by and wish you a happy belated birthday! I hope your day was full of fun and everything you've ever wanted!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesomeness!!!

sweet said...

Hi Tammy! Thanks for visiting my blog! I checked out your blog and you are just too cute! I love your comments and creations! I know this is late but Happy Birthday to you!

Jen W. said...

Happy belated birthday, Tammy! I hope you had an awesome day and that everyone spoiled you rotten. :)
Love the red and turquoise together - especially on the kraft background - and the embossed icing is the perfect touch! :)

Sue Lelli said...

Belated Happy Birthday blog friend! I was enjoying some sunshine for you in FLA! LOVE this CUTE card - most of all LOVE the sparkles!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Happy belated Birthday Tammy! Your card is VERY YUMMY! The blue and the red really pop off of the kraft!

febe said...

Yummy and pretty!

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Glenda J said...

Love this bright and cheerful card. Happy belated birthday!

Glenda J said...

Now a follower!

Glenda J said...

Love hangin' with friends on my birthday... preferably on my sunny deck with food and cocktails!

Tracy said...

WOW! The colors really pop on that kraft. Gorgeous! Happy birthday and thank you for joining us at The Kraft Journal!

joy said...

Hi, Tammy! Thanks for visiting my blog! And, a belated Happy Birthday. Love the red and aquaof your pretty card. In fact, I love aqua + any other color. It goes with all colors, in my opinion.

joy said...

I am now a follower!

joy said...

Your giveaway is now on my sidebar and linked back to you!

joy said...

I love to spend my birthday with my family and share good memories of times past with them. A nice dinner and movie is a great bonus!

Marlena M. said...

Stunning card. I love the red and aqua!
Hope you had a grand birthday, Tammy. ;)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a great card Tammy. Belated birthday wishes going your way.

Race you to the swings at the Snippet Playground! Get rid of the cake calories! xxx

MaggieC said...

Those are not colours I would have thought of doing together, but they work so well in this card. xx Maggie

Sandy said...

Happy Belated Birthday Tammy! thanks for following my blog & I am following yours too! :)

To celebrate my birthday - I love going out for a dinner to Penticton (a city just south of us) on our motorbike...

I have posted your giveaway on my blog...

http://scribblesbysandy.blogspot.com/2012/02/great-giveaway.html

Sandy S

scrapclose2theheart said...

I love the aqua & red in your card. Happy Belated Birthday.

My DH tries to outdo himself every year on my birthday. We moved 1500 miles away last year so this year I am flying back to spend my birthday with my BFFs. My DH is a DOLL!

I am NOW following. :)

Amber S said...

Happy Birthday, Tammy!!!

Amber S said...

I celebrate my birthday by going on strike at home - no dishes or laundry and I really try not to cook! Unless I am baking myself a little (or big) chocolate treat!

Amber S said...

I am ALREADY a follower!!

Amber S said...

I posted on my blog's sidebar at http://allamberallthetime.blogspot.com/

{Chrissie} said...

Hi! I'm a follower!!!!

{Chrissie} said...

Wow, I love the colors on that card. The red with the blue really pops!!!

{Chrissie} said...

I usually spend my birthday just going out to dinner with family and a nice trip to the pumpkin farm! My birthday is in October and my daughter loves pumpkins. :-)

sharon g said...

I just got that stamp set, so I can make a similar card. I just used that set the other day--I couldn't wait to use it. I like the glitter effect on yours!!

sharon g said...

I have the best hubby in the world. Every year he takes the day off, and we go to a botanical garden, museum, lunch, or usually all three!

sharon g said...

I'm now following your blog. AND I noticed that it's embossing and not glitter. I just love your cake!

Julie E said...

Oh what sweetness (both the candy and card)!
Happy Belated B-day!!!

Julie E said...

Of course I am a follower!!!

Julie E said...

As for my b-day - there is always a party as my Birthday falls on New Years Eve!

Olga Wright said...

hi tammy, this is my first time to visit your page... i love your works! your style is just so perfect!
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