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Monday, September 13, 2010

What is the Birthday Fairy Bringing... A Giveaway?

Happy Birthday!
A Challenge and A Giveaway
Wow! I can't believe the Birthday Fairy will be coming soon. I am extremely excited...My husband bought my present about a month or so ago and has tried to hide it, he has taken the package to work, he has threatened to return it...all so it would stay a surprise. He thinks I am going to try and sneak a peek (I wonder what gave him that idea!) Well, my birthday is next week, so time is almost up!

He suggested I make my own birthday card since I like to stay up late and make so many others. I decided I would, so I could get what I like. Actually, it was just another excuse to make a card. I also found two challenges to make my card fit. The first challenge is the Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot. It is their 2nd birthday and you had to include two layers. I included two of everything...2 cards, 2 layers, 2 colors, 2 ribbons, 2 tags, 2 embossing folders, and 2 new techniques. The second challenge is Paper Cutz Challenge #8 which is Tags.

My birthday card has my favorite colors, a new punch that I weaved ribbon through (this was new for me), and I even tried to sew again on the inside. I think the right side looks pretty straight, but I am definitely not ready to sew any school clothes yet!
I made it into a gift card holder (hint, hint, hint). I folded the card flap upward and sewed the sides. I attached a strip of pattern paper and a tag with a brown flower brad. The tag reads "Celebrate". I wonder if I can get 2 gift cards since everything else is in 2's?!?!?!

Our school guidance counselor's birthday is this month, so I thought I would make her a card too.



In the mean time (while I am waiting patiently), I want to celebrate with YOU! I am offering a Birthday Fairy surprise...a brand new, unopened Cricut cartridge. Now the title is a surprise. If I have to wait I thought it would be fun for you too.
Which cartridge could it be?????
I am also going to include a few surprise embellishments too. Sort of like... the icing on the cake. Yummy!

Here are some birthday rules...
1. Please be a follower and leave a comment on this posting.
2. If you leave a message or picture on your site about this giveaway, please post another comment saying so with the link (for another chance). Remember, I want to take a peek.

The surprise title is will be revealed on my birthday, September 22nd, and the winner will be announced on September 23.

Stay Creative,
Georgiana : )

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
 ~Maya Angelou

90 comments:

  1. What a fun giveaway!! My hubby is the same way with gifts, he always thinks I am going to peek. Love the cards you made. Very nice.

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  2. Hey when is your birthday? Contact me I wanna send you a card! Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I love these they are fabulous! The weaving is super cute!
    ~Dorcas

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  3. Making your own birthday card, why not?! You did a fabulous job and I LOVE that you put a spot for a gift card ~ haha! Thanks for being so generous on your birthday, I am already a happy follower of yours.

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  4. Happy Birthday! Your cards are gorgeous! I love how you did the ribbon weaving!

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  5. Happy Birthday to you!!! Great card and love the little tag - perfect for Paper Cutz Challenge! Thanks for playing along!
    Melissa

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  6. Those are so stinkin cute!! I love that ribbon punch, I so need to get one.
    Happy Birthday!!
    Tfs and have a great day. :)

    p.s. Thank you for all your sweet and wonderful comments on my blog, they really mean a lot to me. :)

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  7. Happy Birthday to you!!! Those are some cute cards. My hubby hides my gifts also as he knows that I like to snoop until I find them as I am not one for suspense...

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  8. Happy Birthday!!! I love that you make your own Birthday card too! Those cards are absolutely beautiful!!!

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  9. I just wanted to let you know I shared an image of your card on a post about your birthday! (YEAH)!!! I hope it's a great one, and thanks again for sharing your talent and stopping by my blog!

    Celeste B.
    Here's the post for your Birthday (http://ccscards.blogspot.com/2010/09/stop-by-and-say-happy-birthday.html)

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  10. wow these are so cute! I just love all of the colors and embossing you did. I want that ribbon punch now. Happy birthday! I hope you love your present!

    xloshellolx@yahoo.com

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  11. What a fun and sweet idea...will be glad to share your news on my blog...however NEW it is!! dianesplacetowaste.blogspot.com

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  12. thanx for the chance to win. icant wait to check out ur blog. happy birthday

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  13. Happy Early Birthday! Can't wait to hear what you got!

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  14. I love your cards they are adorable. Thank you so much for chekin out my blog. You know you are a newbie when you get excited that another person has become a follower. Thanks for the challenge and Happy early birthday or how we say it in spanis Feliz Cumpleanos!

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  15. Happy Birthday! I always make my own cards too! They are very nice! I am already a follower!

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  16. Happy Birthday to you!! What a fun little giveaway. I am already a follower of your awesome blog!
    Lori
    http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
    tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

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  17. Great job with the Paper Cutz challenge...thanks for joining us this week.

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY a few days early! Love your card - especially the colors! And thank you for the chance to win! :-)

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  19. Your giveaway is as fun as your cards! Thanks for sharing in your birthday surprise with a great giveaway!

    Kerri
    www.caresofkerri.blogspot.com

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  20. Happy Birthday - and your cards are fun. I get to pick my own gifts - and I hate when my husband spends 4 or 5 dollars on cards! I have been a follower. (Off to post on my blog) (will comment again too)

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  21. Hi Carson - I have did a shout out on my blog and posted a pic too:
    http://sherylscraftingcorner.blogspot.com/2010/09/carsons-birthday-event.html

    See you!
    thanks Sheryl

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  22. Happy early birthday to you! I am a follower and thanks for the chance to win! Can't wait to hear what your hubby got you!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

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  23. Super cute cards!!! I can't wait to see what he got you. My b-day is the 20th, so Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the great giveaway

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  24. Georgiana, here is a link to my blog post about your giveaway! Be sure to stop by and become a follower of mine. I have a couple of great giveaways planned soon too!

    http://disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/09/birthday-fairy-blog-candy.html

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  25. Happy Birthday Georgiana, Thanks for the fun challenge and give away. I am now a follower and I am off to put your give away on my side bar.

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  26. Just finished posting about your fun challenge on my side bar on my blog come have a look.http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/

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  27. Happy birthday Georgiana!! Hope you day is wonderful! :)

    I have posted your giveaway on my blog (I'm sure you'll be by to visit)! Here is the link directly to the posting:

    http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/2010/09/georgiana-is-having-birthday.html

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

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  28. Hey Happy early Birthday!! I'm a follower and I think its so generous of you to give something away on your birthday! Wish I was that unselfish lol :) Have an amazing birthday and thanks for the chance to win!
    -Jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  29. Fun! I love the card you made for yourself! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  30. I also posted your Birthday Giveaway in my side bar HERE!
    thanks again!

    -Jamie
    babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

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  31. Just became a follower and I found you thru Celeste!

    TFS and

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

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  32. Really cute. I love the present with a tag. How cute.

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  33. Nice cards...making yours a gift card holder is so smart...I'm still giggling! Happy Birthday!! Mine's later this month. :-)

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  34. Happy Birthday I hope you get everything you want from the husband birthday fairy LOL! I thought it was funny that he told you to make your own b-day cards LOL mine would totally say that.

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  35. Happy Birthday! Isn't half the fun the surprise of not knowing what you are getting?! I love surprises as long as they are good ones and really can any gift be a bad gift?! Thanks for the fun giveaway!
    Tara

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  36. Super cute! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and get what you want "wink"!

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  37. Wonderful cards you've made with tags. Thanks for joining us at PCC.

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  38. Well, Happy Birthday!!! You are as bad as I am. LOL!!! Whats even worse is I cant keep a secret either. Following other people asking "Dont you want to know?" LOL!!! Take care and have a great birthday. Curious to know what you are getting...

    Please sign me up for your giveaway. I am a follower now also.

    ~Sherry

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  39. An early Happy Birthday to you! I hope you have an awesome birthday and love your gift when you receive it on your birthday!

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  40. Georgianna--the Birthday Fairy needs one of those fabulous paper crowns I just did a tutorial on! lol!
    I'm glad you found me, and now I'm following you too! Super glad to meet you!

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  41. Cute cards and just can't wait to see what you get for your birthday:)

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  42. Love the cards. My favorite colors too. What did you wish for for uyour birthday, and did he know what you wanted? Can't wait to find out what it is.

    Burffrau @ aol dot com

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  43. happy happy birthday!!!! Love those cards.. two of my fav color combo's pink and mint green and pink and brown.. awesome!!

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  44. Happy Bday!! Love the colors in your cards too. Cannot wait to hear what your hubby got you for your birthday.

    stacy @ mycraftingtime dot com

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  45. What a great blog you have. Happy Birthday. I hope you get something GREAT!

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  46. I love surprises! My husband could leave my gift where I'd trip over it and I wouldn't peek, but he always hides them anyway. Happy Birthday and I hope you love whatever your hubby has gotten to surprise you. I have become a follower.

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  47. Happy Birthday! I had to chuckle as I read your post as my Birthday is today (15th) and yesterday I made my own card that my Mom gave me (she came over yesterday and said she didn't know how to work the cuttlebug and could I show her which turned into me making the card).

    ~lori
    gallionlori at gmail dot com

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  48. Love your cards! My birthday was on the 2nd (which I have tried to ignore! LOL), So happy birthday to a kindred soul. Love the chance to win, I included your candy on my post, I don't know how to add it to a sidebar tho. Hope your present is worth all the wait!
    http://lilbamaboysmama.blogspot.com

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  49. Okay, you are way too funny!! I think it is so cute you made yourself a card...I never knew you were such a jokester. Plus, now I know your favorite colors! I hope you have a GREAT birthday and I'm sure your hubby got you just what you wanted --at least I'm sure you let him know what he should get :)'

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  50. Love the cards. I love the ribbon weaving I need to try that more often. Thanks for sharing and no peeking at your B-day present LOL!!! :)

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  51. What a fun giveaway! I love your birthday cake card with embossing. I want to try that one soon.

    Kelly

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  52. Ok so I finally posted about your Birthday. :) I thought I already had but I'd forgotten to actually post it and had left it in drafts DUH! Some days just aren't what they should to be. :)
    Have a great day!!

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  53. I love those cards!! The colors are great together!! Great giveaway!!

    Tonia

    toniasolomon at comcast dot net

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  54. What an extra special way to enjoy your birthday. "Tis always better to give than to receive" as my mom always told me. I hope you have anextra special birthday and can't wait to hear what your surprise is!!!

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  55. I was sent to your blog by Star's Paper Passion. Glad to find your blog!! Definately liking your projects. Happy Birthday next week. Love any cartridges-a surprise is good!!

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  56. Wow well happy Birthday! Thanks for the chance to win and good luck all!
    Oh I am now a follower!

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  57. Oh I have posted this to my blog

    http://ashleighscrafts.blogspot.com/2010/09/giveaway-at-carsons-cricut.html

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

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  58. YAY! Another great reason to visit your site! I always enjoy seeing your creations :)
    ~Justine

    www.craftsncardscricutcorner.blogspot.com

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  59. Cute birthday cards. And Happy Birthday wishes!

    me at glorajean dot com

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  60. It's my birthday this week, too. So from one September girl to another - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Thanks for the chance to win a giveaway. I love both cards, but the loops on the present really pop for me.

    jennydecuir@hotmail.com

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  61. this is totally adorable! Now we just got to get you over to join us in some of our papercraft star blog challenges... we need your inspiration there! http://www.papercraftstar.blogspot.com!

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  62. I just signed up to follow you...Happy Birthday, can't wait to hear what your husband got you for your special day!!

    PS - Love your quote, Maya is one of my favorite authors!!

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  63. Happy Birthday! Can't wait to hear what your hubby got you!!!

    Lori
    thepaisleyturtle.blogspot.com

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  64. Happy Birthday for the 22nd, have a great day. Hope the gift your husband brought is worth the wait lol. Thanks for the chance to join in.
    Kim xXx

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  65. Your candy is now on my sidebar so thanks again for the chance to join in.
    Kim xXx

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  66. WOW what a birthday surprise! How exciting -please enter me-I have became a follower.

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  67. abusybee just sent me...
    Happy B-day and what a detail oriented thoughtful husband you have!!!

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  68. Hi Georgina. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my projects. So the countdown is on..a couple of more days and the suspense is over. I hope the bday fairy brings you something great.
    Happy Birthday!!!
    Jess M.

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  69. Just a few more days. We will all be looking forward to finding out what you got. Have a great Birthday!
    mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

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  70. thanks for sharing the excitement of your cirthday, now we both have to be patient!!!

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  71. i have posted in my sidebar about your giveaway! happy birthday to you and the winner of this amazing mystery cartridge! looking forward to the reveal!

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  72. Ooohh! I love a surprise giveaway! I just signed up to follow and posted over at my Twitter page:
    http://twitter.com/Craftygiveaways

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  73. Happpyy Birtttthhhdddayyy too yoouuuu!!!!! May it be the best you've ever had!

    Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to win!!

    http://melissa-moecreations.blogspot.com/

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  74. Happy Almost birthday!!!!! Wow ha i love how your husband is taking the package to work with him !! I would love to win a SUPRIZE cartridge! I added you as a follower!

    ~Madison

    funkcards.blogspot.com

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  75. Hi Georgina,
    I added your bday surprise on my blog side bar. A couple of more days and the mystery box from the closet will be revealed. Yay!!!
    Jess M.
    http://myscrapdiary-jess.blogspot.com/

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  76. Happy Birthday! Wow, your DH is really going the extra length to keep it a surprise. Your cards are so cute. I am a new follower.

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  77. I also posted about your birthday candy on my sidebar - http://bobbishobbies.blogspot.com/ Thanks for the second chance

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  78. You are so creative--happy birthday.
    plweir@satx.rr.com

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  79. Happy Birthday! I always try to get my boyfriend to tell me what my gifts are! I've already got xmas out of him! :) Thanks for being so generous on your birthday! Your cards are super cute! I'm a follower now!
    Lindsay
    lindsaykay2@gmail.com

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  80. Hi! This is my second post to let you know that I put an image and link to your bday giveaway in my sidebar on my blog! Check it out here http://lindsayscraftlounge.blogspot.com/
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    Lindsay
    lindsaykay2@gmail.com

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  81. Hello! My brother and my neice both have Sept 22nd birthays! Its a great day!

    spunkygirl61@hotmail.com

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  82. So glad I happened upon your blog. I'm now a follower & I plan to browse your blog tomorrow.Blog hopping late tonight.Thanks for offering a chance to win a cartridge!!

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  83. Happy Birthday tomorrow! Can't wait to hear what your husband got you :) The hiding sounds like something my husband would do. I am already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win!

    Liz
    craftylizard@gmail.com

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  84. I'm a new follower & new to blogging. Love your blog & look forward to browsing your blog.
    Emily

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  85. Happy early Birthday! May your birthday be filled with happiness & Joy.I posted your blog candy on my sidebar you can see it here

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  86. I posted your blog candy on my sidebar. Happy Birthday! You can see my post here

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  87. Happy Birthday!! Finally....you get to open your present!! I hope it's something you were looking forward to! I just borrowed MY WORLD from a friend. It has so many great things on it!! Would love it.

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  88. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great day!!
    Can't wait to hear what you got!!

    Have a great day!!
    Jen

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