Sunday, May 18, 2008

Blog Celebration & Challenge - with Gifts!

My favorite numbers are three and seven. A few days ago I checked my blog and noticed that the visitor count was a very "lucky" number and the subscriber count and guestbook signatures also had lucky numbers

So...I decided to have a bit of a celebration!

I had been working on the designing the file you see pictured at the start of this post for a lace edge card (after creating some cuts that mimic punches I decided to work out my own pattern). I created this in both George in an A2 size

and Plantin Schoolbook in both A2 and 5 x 7

so that anyone with either bug and the trial version of the software could give this a try.

Here is the Challenge!

Create a card using one of these files and post it on the message board in this thread BLOG CELEBRATION AND CHALLENGE

Since I did not get this posted until Sunday afternoon (and next weekend is a holiday weekend -Memorial Day in the USA), I will give a deadline of Wednesday, May 28th to post the card you create. There are three prizes - you can ask to be in all three drawings or choose the ones to enter if you already own one of these gifts.

I will put slips of paper in three cans with the name of the each person who posted their interpretation of my card - if no choice is given you will be entered in all three drawings. I will post the winners in my blog and on the message board on Thursday, May 29th.

So what could you win? As you know I am a Creative Memories consultant and there are a few limited edition items that I love and in cleaning my scrap space I found that I happen to have brand new extras on hand. I will send one of these to the person whose name I draw from each can.

The first gift is pictured here - it is an adorable 7 x7 seven album in a pretty shade of lilac with a beautiful sparkling star on the front. The album has 12 white pages (24 sides) and I am also giving a set of the Fairies and Frills stickers that work well with this little album.

The second gift is a wonderful hole punch that cuts a detailed maple and oak leaf and comes with a plastic storage container for extra punched leaves. I know that I am often create files that imitate punches but I still do use punches in addition to my Cricut and this is a favorite for the beautiful detail of the shapes.

Finally, I have a set of templates for journaling, page decoration and page layout that were an exclusive gift for hostesses and are extremely versatile. There are four templates and they are great for adding some interest to your pages and some parts could even be used for cards (stickled flower and swirl shapes, etc.)

All of these items are no longer available from Creative Memories and they are hard to find.

Show me that you actually do use my files after you download them!

Use your imagination to create something unique with one of these files. I purposely cut the samples in plain ivory card stock so you would have a "blank slate" to start from.

Here are the links to download

Circle lace edge A2 card - George

Circle lace edge A2 card - Plantin Schoolbook

Circle lace edge 5 x 7 card - Plantin Schoolbook

Good luck - I look forward to seeing what you create!


  1. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Love my bug.
    barb911 S/E MI

  2. beautiful lace edge better than Martha Stewart!! and thanks so much for sharing

  3. I love the lace edge card. You did a great job and my thanks to you for sharing your files.

  4. AWESOME!!!! Count me in! Thanks for the chance. Your blog ROCKS and so do you!!

  5. Wow, another great cut file to share for us. Okay, I took you up on your challenge and made a card today.

    Here's my card. You'll just have to scroll past my layout Mom's Wig. Thanks again.

  6. thanks for the cut It is wonderful look for my post on the link you put up.

  7. Thanks so much for the .cut file...I can't wait to play!

  8. Thanks for the cut file, will try to do a card and post it.
    Thanks for sharing

  9. I still haven't gotten to use this file but I NEED TO! I love it!!

  10. love the cut. and OOOHHH ooooohhhhh
    i have that punch and LOVE it.

  11. Great pattern! Thanks for sharing the file.


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