Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Third Blogaversary- A New Years Celebration- January linky party and A giveaway


HAPPY NEW YEAR  2014 !!!!! 
and Happy Third Blogaversary to me.






I would not be here if it were not for all of you.  I can not believe I am going on my fourth year of Blogging.
Thank you all for your support and friendship.  I really have to firstly thank Robyn of my pink stamper and then Mary of Cardz TV.  I started watching you tube videos of them before I started my blog.  Robyn was a real inspiration with her funny and informative videos and Mary had some great tips and unique ways of putting the cards together with lots of layers and buttons. I don't have a lot of time to watch videos these days, but every once in a while I can slip one or two in.
There are numerous other people that have helped me in many ways and I hope that I am able to repay that to others in random acts of kindness,challenges and giveaways. I have had some major injuries the last two years, from trying to be macho. My goal for 2014 is to get more exercise and get strong and healthy, so when I go to move or lift things I do not injure myself. ha ha!.

First of all I want to share a card I made for New Years day. I used PTI scraps and angled and layered them over one another to make the background. It was mainly a monochromatic card until I added the sentiment, which is printed from Cricut cartridge Enjoy the seasons.  It is not your typical New Years day card, but I like it.
The stamp is 20  and 14 from Verve calendar countdown vs-0186


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Here are some changes to my challenges and there is also a tab with this information at the top of the blog as well

DL.ART THANKFUL THURSDAY CHALLENGE  and LINKY PARTY info


Some Rules to keep in mind while playing along:

Starting January 1, 2014

Challenges:  There will be 2 challenges per month
they will begin the  2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 
and will close  TUESDAY the following week (giving you 13 days to enter)  at 11:55 pm PST



Be a Follower
Project submissions must be new, no back linking, you may enter up to 3 projects
DL.ART Thankful Thursday must be mentioned in the description with a link back to here
Entry must fit theme to be qualified for the prize
Prize must be claimed within 2 weeks
Please link your project post, not just your blog
Please comment after linking


Winners will be announced the Wednesday after the challenge ends




LINKY PARTY challenge (same as above)  except Anything goes  

The linky party will begin the 1st Thursday of the month and end the last day of the month
you may enter one time per day starting January 1, 2014. 

Winners will be posted the Friday after the linky party ends

MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN.


Winners need to contact me through E-mail within two weeks and send me their snail mail address, so I can get the prize to them.  Prizes not claimed within two weeks will be restocked and used for a future giveaway.





CAC2- first image in the book



This is last years card I liked it so much I wanted to share it again.




GIVEAWAY
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On to my give away. Not all my followers and friends have Cricut machines I am aware of that. Not everyone lives in the US. That is why the three different prizes.

I will do one drawing random drawing after the linky party ends





or




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1. You must be a follower or become one------------------------------------- 1 entry (leave a comment) letting me know you are
2. Post it on your side bar with a link to my post announcing this giveaway
come back and leave a comment ----------------------------------------------1 entry (leave a comment)

Have a blessed day and a Happy Healthy New Year!! Diana


82 comments:

  1. Fabulous card Diana!! Wishing you a very Happy New Year and Happy Blogaversary :-)

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  2. These are fabulous! LOVING that penguin! Happy New Year!!!

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  3. Happy New Year 2014
    and congrats on your 3-rd blogg birthday!!!!!
    Hugs Tamara

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  4. Congrats on the 3 years of blogging! Love both the cards! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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  5. Congrats on 3 years!!! How exciting!
    Happy New Year Diana! Looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings!

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  6. Woohoo - 3 years! That's wonderful! Congratulations! Love both cards - penguin is so cute and love the use of scraps in the top one. I read your new rules and I think they're great - fair for everyone. Now for your giveaway - thank you for this - looks like fabulous prizes for everyone! I follow you on Bloglovin. I'll go post your badge on my sidebar and I'll come back to let you know after that's done. All the best in your fourth year of blogging!!!

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  7. I'm back - Just posted your Surprise button on my right-hand sidebar linking back to this post. I also wanted to add that I follow you on GFC as well as Bloglovin - I guess I don't want to miss anything LOL. Congrats and all the best with your resolutions about your health. I plan to do the same as I've let that slip lately.

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  8. Oh my dear friend... Happy Blogaversary!!! For three years you've been inspiring so many people... what a beautiful thing! :o) We are all so thankful for you! Your card is gorgeous. I love the brightness and the chosen sentiment. It's a glorious way to kick off a new year. :o) Your last year's card is completely adorable and so huggable. Thank you for the generous prizes and for these marvelous linky parties. It is always a pleasure to play along at your happy home. :o) Happy New Year! I am a happy follower of course and will put your giveaway on my sidebar later today. I wish you the happiest and healthiest year, my friend! You are loved!

    Hugs and blessings!

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  9. Happy New Year Diana! Happy Anniversary on your blog! Both of your cards are awesome. I love the color of your paper on your first card!

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  10. Happy New Year my friend! I hope that 2014 is a wonderful year for you! Thank you for your friendship these last few years, I appreciate you so much in my life! Congrats on your blogaversary! Looking forward to many more! Great penguin! Carri~Abusybee

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  11. Great cards! Happy Blogaversary and Happy New Year!

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  12. I posted your giveaway on my side bar, my dear friend! Have a happy and blessed day! :o)

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  13. Happy New Year, Diana! What a fabulous card! I love the sentiment and the pretty colors!
    Gerda

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  14. Happy New Year! I am looking forward to getting back into crafting for the LOVE and FUN of it. I also am continuing my healthy living/weightloss quest. Good luck in all you do. Thanks for the giveaway. I am a follower.

    La-Vie B. - L_borde at yahoo dot com
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

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  15. Happy 3rd Blogaversary! I always checking in here and seeing your creations!
    I am already a follower and love that your prize is so thoughtful, as one who doesn't (yet) own a Cricut!

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  16. Super cute and Congratulations on your 3 year blog anniversary and Happy New Year dear friend and cheers to a healthy and prosperous 2014!!
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  17. Happy 2014!
    And Happy Blogaversary!
    Thanks for sharing your talents.
    Crafty hugs my friend,
    D~
    DesignsByDrgonfly.blogspot
    (yep I'm a follower. lol)

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  18. Hey sweetie I happily added your badge to my sidebar with a link back here.
    Hugs,
    D~

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    1. And I entered the linky party.
      Hugs
      D~

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  19. I love the cool greens of this card-wonderful job! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut this week!
    (I'm also following you now!)

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  20. HAPPY NEW YEAR! My blogging friend and congrats on your blogaversary, cheers!!! may we celebrate many, many more !!! Love your card, thank you for sharing with us over at Exploring Cricut!
    have a wonderful day!
    Liz

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  21. Happy Blogaversary and Happy 2014 Diana!! Love that pop of orange with the green on your New years card!

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  22. I am already a follower of yours and love seeing all your projects!

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  23. I don't have a blog so I posted your giveaway on FB here! https://www.facebook.com/karen.ladd.779/posts/499349626849110

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  24. Fantastic card and thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut this week.

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  25. Awesome card! Congratulations on your bloggy anniversary! Happy New Year!

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  26. Hi Diane - Congratulations on your 3rd Year Anniversary - thank you for the give-a-way - which I would be taking a gift card if selected as the winner - Have a wonderful week! - I am a follower!

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  27. I have a picture of the Cricut Cartridge and a link to your blog on my right hand side bar - have a happy day and Happy New Year!

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  28. Great card!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Happy New Year' challenge at Exploring Cricut and Happy New Year from BBTB2!!!! :)

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  29. Seems I'm a bit confused as to the challenge here. If the challenges you mention w/ changes made still have the challenges starting on Thurs how can this be if today is Wed. I'm thinking you are having a giveaway here that is in honor of your bloganniv and the info on the challenges w/ changes mentioned is just part of the post. I have the Cricut cartridge.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  30. Wow -- what a gorgeous cut from Enjoy the Seasons! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge and have a Happy New Year!
    ~Laura @ craftychickscreating.blogspot.com

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  31. Love your cards, Diana. Happy, healthy New Year!


    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

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  32. Hello Diana! I really like how you made the background. The sentiment is perfect for the occasion. Who knew it would have green on it...lol.
    Have a happy and healthy (will pray that you don't hurt yourself this year...kidding..but will pray.) New Year!
    Dee B

    Thank you!

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  33. Wow, congrats on your blog anniversary Diana! Also, Happy New Year! Can you believe it?? Your card is awesome! Love the fun papers and the message is wonderful!!! I am so glad you shared last years card to-that penguin is adorable!
    Happy New Year my friend!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  34. Congratulations Diana on your 3 year blogaversary.
    Both cards are great, love the turquoisy-sea foam colour of the first, looks like a great way to use scraps.
    Thanks for showing last year's again....such a cutie : )
    I am already a follower, thanks for another great linky party and the chance to win your giveaway : )

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  35. I have a linked a pic to the giveaway in my blog sidebar.
    http://jennyhurleycards.blogspot.com.au/

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  36. Awesome card! Love the colors Congrats on your 3 year blogaversary

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  37. Happy New Year! Great card! I am going to give the 'monochromatic layered scraps' technique a try. TFS

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  38. Happy blogaversary, Diana!! Wow, the time flies, doesn't it??!! I will be celebrating mine in just a couple of months!! I'm glad you shared the penguin card, it's so adorable!! And the new card is so beautiful!! I love the pretty papers!! You know I'm a long-time follower :) Thanks for a chance to win!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  39. I added your giveaway to my sidebar!! Thanks for another chance :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  40. Happy Blogaversary Diana! I don't always have the time to visit and play along like I would like to but always enjoy seeing your projects. Happy New Year!

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  41. What a great card using up scraps and angling them! wonderful MIM card Diana!

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  42. I love the card. What a great way to use multiple patterns or scraps. Thanks for playing at HIMCR.

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  43. Terrific card. Wonderful for the new year. Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Make it Monday.

    Hugs,
    Rocio -DT

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  44. Well Happy New Years to you to Diana and here's to a great fourth year of bloggin! I have not been around much lately because of the holidays but I am on my way downstairs right now to clean up my scrap room and get my butt into gear. It is funny when reading this blog post how much we have in common, if not for the Pink Stamper I would still not know how to use my cricut machine, she is such a inspiration to so many crafters out there. I love also think you are a inspiration to many of us. So once again the best to you and your family and here's to the best year yet!

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  45. Just to let you know that I have added your give away to my sidebar and to let you know I am already a follower. LOL!

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  46. Diane - I am now commenting from BBTB to say fab card and Happy New Year - it is a linky party! Enjoy your day!

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  47. Congrats on your 3 year Blogaversary! Im already a follower of your blog.

    Veronica

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  48. Wishing you a very happy blogaversary and a happy new year ! What an inspiration ! I am a happy follower of your blog ! I love the card , super cute ! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 ! Hope you join us again !

    Mayra
    Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

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  49. Happy blogoversary! And Happy 2014! Love the sentiment on your card-one I need to adopt for myself! Thanks for joining our challenges at BBTB2 and Exploring Cricut this week :)
    Michelle

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  50. Happy Blogaversary/ You have created so any awesome projects and have been such an inspiration. I look forward to seeing many more posts.

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  51. Happy blogaversary.
    I am already your follower, Thanks for the chance .
    Gr Elly

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  52. I have posted it on my sidebar.
    Gr Elly

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  53. Congrats on your 3rd Blogaversary! I am a follower!

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  54. Diana, I'am back, first wanted to congrats you with your thirt blogaversary, wanted to let you now that I have place your giveaway in my left sidbar! I'am already your follower!

    Gerda

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  55. Hi Diana,

    Just wanted to let your know that I have added your giveaway on my right sidebar. Thanks for the second chance to win!

    Hugs,
    Veronica

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  56. I have been a follower of yours for quite some time now! Congrats on your years of blogging!

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  58. Let's try this again. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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  59. I just added your button on the sidebar of my blog :)

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  60. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win a great cartridge!! I'd love to be able to make personalized 3-D cards!

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  61. Congrats for your blogaversary! Thanks for the continued inspiration. I added your button on my sidebar -- hattieshaven.blogspot.com

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  62. Happy blogaversary Diana. I'm a follower too :)

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  63. Congrats on your 3rd anniversary. Thanks for such a fabulous giveaway. I have been a follower for a while now. Just added your button to my sidebar on my blog. Have a great day! Hugs, Gloria

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  64. Hi, Diane! I just became a follower, I thought I was one!
    Happy new year!!!!!!
    Ardilla :)

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  65. I posted the giveaway on my sidebar. Thanks for the chance!
    Ardilla :)

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  66. long time follower :) happy blog-a-versary!

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  67. Happy blog anniversary. I really enjoy seeing your creations

    Maureen

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  68. I follow you. Happy blogiversary!!!!

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  69. Congrats on your 3rd blog anniversary! Been following you for almost 2 years. Love your work :)
    http://rangularekkalu.blogspot.in

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  70. Happy, happy anniversary! I think I have been a follower for all 3 years!

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  71. Me again! I posted your candy on my sidebar!

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  72. Happy anniversary Diana!! I'm so happy for you! I can't believe it's been that long!! Here's to 30 more!!!

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  73. thanks for the fun challenge... love you penguin card. Long time follower. thanks for the chance to win :)

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  74. Great cards! I have followed you on Bloglovin' and have posted the Cricut cartridge givaway link on my blog: http://homespuncards.blogspot.com/. Thank you so much for running this challenge. :o)

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  75. Gorgeous artwork by so many talented crafters. Wonderful place to look for new ideas.

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  76. Happy Anniversary Diana! I am a long time follower

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  77. I have your badge on my side bar at http://carmenscreationss.blogspot.ca/

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  78. January linky Party!! It sounds great. All these creativities are fabulous too. I am also going to host a bachelorette party and will invite my close friends to it. We have booked one of best wedding venues NYC and I hope everything gets executed as per plan.

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