Sunday, August 30, 2009

Paper Maniac Pre-Opening Blog Hop with CANDY

Here's what you've all been waiting for:
The Paper Maniac Store Pre-Opening Blog Hop!

If you've come from Angie's blog then you're on the right track. If not, head over to Paper Maniac Store Blog to make sure that you haven't missed anyone!

I had a wonderful time making this card! It was a big help that the Unity 100% Happy August store kit is so easy to work with. The possibilities are endless! All the embellishments, paper and stamps I used to make this card is available at the Paper Maniac store When it opens up on September 1, 2009 8AM EST, make sure to take advantage of the 15% off your total purchase (until September 6 ) with coupon code GRAND15. The Unity 100% Happy store kit will already be discounted 10% off the retail price AND you can also enter the coupon code to get an additional 15%.

Want to know about another option to purchase these store kits? Try Paper Maniac's autoship feature: get 20% off the store kits if you choose to have the store kits automatically shipped to you each month. If more 20 people or more sign up for it, one person from the list of subscribers will win one store kit each month! (A couple of disclaimers: You can choose to skip one shipment every 6 months if you notify us by the first of the month. If you win the free store kit, you will not be available to win again for two months.)

Later, you will also find out about some of the reasons why Paper Maniac is different from other stores. One of these reasons is the Paper Maniac Take N' Makes. These are cardmaking kits in which you can have the option of choosing either the "Almost Done" kits or "Make It Your Own." More information about these will be given when the store opens.

Okay, let's get back to the reason why you're here: the blog hop. Simply leave ONE comment here, ONE comment on all the DT's blogs, and ONE comment on the Paper Maniac Store Blog for a chance to win some candy. The blog hop will end September 6 and a winner will be chosen on September 7.

What can you win?Unity Stamp Company's Store Kit for August - 100% Happy
Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker – 6 x 6 Paddie – Victoria's Street
Victoria's Street Clear Stamp Set
Pack of Warm Cord Brads
Robin's Nest – Bottle of new Tear Drops – Under the Sea
American Crafts - Thickers – Rainboots
Pack of Flair
Pack of glittered chipboard shapes



My Blog Hop Card
Stamp: Unity 100% Happy August Store Kit; Paper: from the Paper Maniac Take N' Make Autumn Kit (Bazzill, Paper Trey Ink), Neenah 80# Solar White; Accessories: Robin's Nest Christmas Dew Drops, Petaloo flowers, red grosgrain ribbon; Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink


NOW, it's time to hop along!
Head to Ceal's blog to see a GREAT card:
Simply Beautiful

55 comments:

brenda said...

Absolutely stunning. Good luck with the blog hop - never done one but sounds fun.

B x

Tina said...

This apron is one of my favs from the Unity store kit. Great card! Thanks for the chance to win.

StampinCathy said...

This card is just fanatic. love the colors and layout. Fabulous Unity stamp too.

Katarina said...

Love love love the card! Absolutely stunning.

Laurel said...

I so love that apron, and you have made it look stunning!

Tracey said...

GOrgeous!! Love the touches of red!

Stamping Mutt said...

Ann, such an elegant card! Love how you paper pieced the apron to match the rest of the card. I love how the red ribbon adds so much POP!

Glad to be on the team with you!

Alma =)

Julie said...

Awesome card, Ann! Love the colors! Beautiful job! :)

Nikki Schmaltz said...

Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the colors and the layout. I think I'm going to use that layout today!

Jan said...

Oooh-la-la, what a beautiful card!

Laura said...

So cute!

Hop,hop, hop!...

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Really cute card! Never seen your blog before, love looking around!

Ashley said...

This card is gorgeous!!

Patti said...

Stunning Ann. Love the paper piecing on the apron. The red bow really makes it pop too. It is so elegant. And thanks once again for the terrific work you put in on organzing this blog hop. Couldn't have done it without you, girl.

Cindy Coutts said...

Our esteemed design team leader!! You did it! Great job for getting us all together and pulling this off. You are so appreciated. Lovely card! It's going to be great working with you! Big hugs.

Deanne K said...

Your card is freakin fantastic!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Ann, this is amazing I love it!!!

Lisa B said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL and that is an understatement!! The colors are very elegant.

Hugs,
Lisa

jengd said...

What a great card! The black is elegant and the red pops so beautifully!

Jenn said...

cute, classic color combo, can't go wrong!

Ceal said...

Super cute card Ann I love it!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Oh, Ann I just love this card! I am so thrilled to be on this team with you! Thanks for all of your hard work being our fearless leader!

Monika in VA said...

Sassy & Flirty Fun! Love the card!

Jen said...

Wow, luv what you did with this apron stamp...your card is gorgeous!

Angie Cortes said...

Stunning card Ann!! I love everything about it!! Thanks so much for all your hard work in putting this all together!! I am thrilled to be on the DT with you!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Awesome card Ann! Love the fun color combo and the pretty paper. Great use of that image, and the accents are perfect, they really pop! :)

JazzyH said...

I love the paper piercing and how you did the card! I love it.

Gwen said...

This is so cute! Great color combo!

Heather said...

Wow! What a beautifully graphic card! I love the way you echoed the paper design on the dress.

Jessy said...

ANN!! My gosh, this is such a beautiful card. LOVE the black, white and red theme and the classy chic dress from the kit. You rocked it. I look forward to working with you on the team, its been wonderful so far. :-) Jessy

Kristen said...

wow Ann this is absolutely stunning! I am in love with the shading on the scalloped shaped! :) Fabulous! Thank you for the chance to win!

shellpole said...

This card is divine...I especially love the paperpiecing. It brings the card together beautifully!

Good luck on Sept.1st

Latisha said...

Awesome card, I love how you paper pieced the apron!!

Natalie said...

LOVE, LOVE that card!! Great design and color scheme!! Definitely "flirty" can I say it again: LOVE it!!

Amanda said...

This card is so chic. Having soooo much fun blog hopping.

CJ said...

Very elegant card. The colors are fabulous.

Rona said...

What a great way to use that stamp!! Love it!!

kathie said...

Great DP on this card! Love the image s well. This is so much fun!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Ann, this is just gorgeous!! I love the colors and what yummy papers too!! HUGS

Sherry Campbell said...

I love that paper-pieced dress! Wowza!

Justine said...

This is stunning, love the image paired with this color combo. Great job

kasmello said...

Love your card!!

Darkangel said...

great bloghop

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous card! Love the papers you used! Fabulous!!

Linda said...

Fabulous card....so elegant!!

Sue D said...

Very dramatic card!

Katy said...

love the card and color combo!!

Bogner's said...

Oh what a flirty card! love it. Great colors!

Scrapstampnmama said...

Very pretty card and the red just pops! Gorgeous!

Amy said...

love your card and colors...:) my favs...

Linda w said...

I love the colors you chose for your card Ann.

thanks much

Lori said...

SO cute! Love the paper pieced dress and how it makes it look like you pleated the paper. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachel said...

So Elegant!

cjs said...

Wow - truly beautiful card. You are so talented!

Iris said...

Wow! I love the red, white and black color combo. So crisp and clean. Thanks for the chance to win. Iris Soscia