It's a New Release Blog Hop!!!!

Welcome Friends!! Thanks for playing along with the Sew Many Cards New Release Blog Hop! I am telling you Angela is Crazy Talented and you are going to have fun checking out her new creations!!

Of course what is a Blog Hop with out some Prizes!! We have some Totally Cool Prizes from our Sponsors....Wags N' Whiskers and Simon Says Stamp!! Now if you are very good...and you Visit and Comment on ALL Design Team Blogs, you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Wonderful Wags N' Whiskers!!

But Wait, That's Not All.....

As I said, we have a second Sponsor....Would you like to win a $10 Gift Certificate from Simon Says Stamp AND The ENTIRE line of Sew Many Cards New Releases! If so, we have a Special Challenge for you...But I can't tell you...where is the Challenge in that? LOL...You'll find all the details when you visit the last stop of this Hop!!

Are you ready to see a new Sew Many Cards Digi Stamp?!?!?!

Here is a New Talya

When I colored this image, I didn't want to do the typical yellow rain coat. I wanted to try something different, maybe I colored her rain coat Purple! I love purple...what can I say!!! LOL I found a few blue and purple papers that I added under the image...Some flowers, because with April get May Flowers!!! I added Diamond Glaze to the puddle to give it a wet appearance. I put Pop Dots under the APRIL to lift the drops off the card a bit, and I added a second layer to the umbrella for it to pop off the card too!

So Guess what!!!!! As a special bonus for leaving me a comment, someone will win this Digi Stamp!!! How Cool is that?!?!?! So what are you waiting for?!?! Tell Me What You Think...Is the Purple Coat Cool or What?!? Do you Find Tayla as Adorable as I do???

Image ~ Sew Many Cards
Coloring ~ Prismacolors and Gamsol
Flowers ~ Papers~ from my stash
April Showers ~ Computer Generated

You should have arrived from Tink's Blog, and after leaving your comments... Your next stop is Dawnn S's Blog!!! Just a few more to go....Hop along my Friends...

Here is the Blog Hop Line Up in case you get lost along the way!

Angela -OWNER
Jessica K
Kim G
Mary D
Suzanne K
Gwen H
Maria L
Deanette W
Jeri – SMC DT Coordinator
Gloria M
Jeanette C
Audrey E
Kym W
Amber H
Kym B
Mary S
Sarabeth – SMC LO Coordinator
Sherry L You Are Here
Dawnn S
Michele L
Patricia St. M
Tammy M
Sew Many Challenges Blog

Can you Say Adorable! I just love this image from Sew Many Cards!
This was actually a freebie given away last week
during the Sew Many Challenges Blog debut!!

My Friend Angela is a Guest Hostess this week at SCS, she has put up a Sketch Challenge.....So I thought I would toss my hat in the ring too! I have never posted on SCS before, needless to say, I am nervous...there are sooo many talented ladies out there! But, like I tell my kids, you can't give up before you try!
So if you like, stop by and join in the fun! Maybe even leave me a can post uptop, there is a link ABOVE the picture...or maybe on the My SCS Gallery ! Either way , I thank you! I love hear from you!!

Cardstock ~ My Mind's Eye and DCWV-Nana's Kids
Coloring ~ Prismacolor and Gamsol
Embellishments ~ from my stash
Highlights ~ Diamong glaze on her eyes and nose, Stickles on her patches and fringe

Challenges I entered this card into:
Split Coast Stampers ~ Sketch Challenge SC264
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Color Me Wonderful
Your Next Stamp ~ Sparkles
The Crafty Pad ~ Animals

That is this week's challenge Over at Sew Many Challenges!
If you haven't been there you MUST hop over and
see what all the excitement is about!
This is the 2nd Challenge and the 2nd week of the Challenge Blog! There has been 3 freebies given away already...getting ready to announce the winner of the 1st challenge and a fabulous prize! You don't Want to Miss Out!

This week Challenge is sponsored by COSMO CRICKET!!!

The prize package is

For this color challenge, I used the adorable Jaden. Jaden has a little butterfly visiting!! I thought the yellow of Jaden would blend nicely with the Challenge of using Purple, White and a splash of Black..almost like a spring flower! I embellished my card with a sheer black polka dotted ribbon, a cute little butterfly charm and stitching around my image!

Let me tell you that was scary! After I, unburied my sewing machine, blew off all the dust...found some thread....I put the paper to the metal!! LOL It is not perfect, the last side stitched could have been better, but it is unique...right?!?!? I finished up with some stickles and a bit of Shimmerz on the butterfly and flowers!

Well I hope you like it, imperfections and all....You know I love to heard from you tell me what you think!!! Comment link is above the photo!
Image ~ Sew Many Cards
Paper ~ From Stash
Ribbon ~ From Stash
Charm ~ Stamp And Create
Stickles ~ Yellow, Fruit Punch and Glitz-Grape
Shimmerz~ Angel Wings

This card in enterd in these Challenges:
Cute Daisy May ~ Flower and Ribbons
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle ~ Girly
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Color Me Wonderful
A Spoonfull of Sugar ~ Lots of Layering
The Crafty Pad ~ Animals

Hop on over to Sew Many Challenges and Join in the 1st Challenge of 2010!
The Rules are Simple:
  • Use a Digital Image ~ An adorable image from Sew Many Cards or or any other image, as long as it is Digital!
  • All entries must be submitted by 11:59pm EST the following Thursday
  • Entry need to be submitted using Mr. Linky, be sure to link to your POST and NOT your blog! This will help us when judging all the entries!
  • If you don't have a blog, you may still enter, submit your entry to


Anything Goes in the New Year!

You can use

ANY Color ~ ANY Technique

ANY Theme ~ ANY Project...

Anything goes!

For My Project, I made a card with this absolutely adorable hummingbird image. This was actually a special request I had made to Angela, and being the Sweetheart she is, she drew this beautiful bird for me!!

I colored the image with Prismacolors and Gamsol, and then put a layer of my new Shimmerz on top of the colored pencil. I picked the background papers from the colors of the hummingbird. Added a few Cricut Cuts, and a little Stickles in the center of the flowers. I tried something new...Iembossed the center of the flowers and the petals, along with the leaf to give them some lift. I rubbed/embossed the edge of the wing and tail, and edge of the flower, causing then to lift and curl a bit.

  • Digital Image ~ Sew Many Cards
  • Coloring ~ Prismacolor Pencils
  • Embossing~ Cuttle Bug and dry embossing
  • Cricut cuts ~ Scallop~mini monograms/Branch,~Stretch your Imagination/Flowers ~Walk in my Garden
  • Shimmerz ~ Main image , Angel Wings/Top layer of flowers, Bubble Gum

Do you like it? Them let me know. I love to read your comments and a link can be found at the top of this post above the picture!

Our First Challenge is sponsored by
The winner will receive a
"Dasmak" CuttleBug Combo Folder

SEW....Are You Ready to play along!!!
Great Challenge, Great Sponsor
and a Great Prize!!

Challenge Entries for this card:
Digital Tuesday Challenge ~ #41 Emboss It!
Crafty Ann's ~#6 Embossing
Crafty Creations~ #50 Textures
2RedBananas~ Think Round
Charisma Cardz ~ Anything New
Your Next Stamp ~ #7 Embossing


I used Random Generator and of the 45 comments I received, and the lucky number is ......4!


Sandy O said...
Oh my....the image is great and the way you layered it is just perfect
January 8, 2010 5:34 AM

Congratulations!!!!! You are the winner of the, Jovi Bunny image, I used on my card in the blog hop! Please email our Design Team Coordinator, at, and she will get it right out to you! And thank you so much for your comment!

I would like to say Thank You to everyone who left a comment. It really means a lot to read your kind words and I appreciate the time you took to leave a comment and play along!


I would like to invite you all to our New Challenge Blog!

We will have a new challenge every Friday!!


We will have a Friday Freebie!!

Go ahead check it out...we are looking forward to seeing you there!! When you visit don't forget to become a follower so you won't miss out on any of the fun!!!

What can be more fun then starting the New Year with a CELEBRATION?!?!
Here at Sew Many Cards, We are Celebrating the
Release of New Images
The Introduction of New Characters!
Allow me to share with you this Adorable Bunny, named Jovi!
She is all ready for Spring and to Celebrate with you!

I colored the image with Prismacolor Pencils and added flock to Jovi. I layered her feet and the eggs to make them pop! I put a little diamond glaze on her eyes to give them some depth. Next I highlighted the eggs and patches with stickles for some shimmer and shine...and just a bit on her eyelids...After all she is a Rock Star!
For the background, I picked this crazy zigzag paper because it reminded me of a colored egg! I layered it with solid papers to carry on the stripped egg feel. I added some big bling flowers to give it a springy touch to this card.

Image ~ Sew Many Cards~ Jovi in a Basket
Coloring ~ Prismacolors and Gamsol
Paper ~ DCWV ~ Blossoms and Butterflies Stack
Stickles ~ Stardust, Yellow, Turquoise, Lavender
Flock and Bling ~ From my Stash

Doodle Beans Stamps is the sponsor of the Grand Prize for Our Blog Hop!

One lucky winner will recveive a total of $25.oo in gift certificates,
$10.00 to Doodle Beans and $15.00 to Amazon.Com!!!
The rules are simple, You must visit and comment on each DT member's blog!
ALSO...Each DT member will pick a winner from the comments they received and that lucky person will win the newly released image showcased on the DT members blog! So if you want a chance to win Jovi, Leave me a comment! Comment link is above the picture!

Are you ready to do some hopping? You should have come to me from Sarah T's Blog and your next hop will be to visit Suzanne K, and you have almost completed the hop line up! I hope you are having a great time and enjoying the sites along the way!

If you need to Start from the begining you can do so at Sew Many Cards! This Blog hop will be open from January 8th hop along.....

Challenges for this card
ABC Challenge ~ Layering
Belli Blog ~ Glitter

It's time again! Time for a Friday Freebie from Sew Many Cards!

Have you signed up for the newsletter already?? Yes, well great! You will be receiving this new image of Toga! Isn't he adorable! You are just going to have so much fun with him!
And if you haven't...what are you waiting for?!?! How can you resist?? You can't...I know you can't...I couldn't!!! LOL You don't want to miss out on Toga do ya? Not to mention all the other valuable information...sent directly to you! There is a link in my LEFT side bar that will take you to the right place to get you signed up! Then you can start enjoying Angela's creations along with us!

And Speaking of along with us.....Why not show us what you create with your Toga! You can do so by visiting our NING Community and the Sew Many Cards Blog Hop Challenge! Come on over and Play awhile!

For my Toga.....I used...
Coloring ~ PrismaColor Pencils and Gamsol
Papers ~ Sunburn Two Cool double sided paper
Sentiment ~ Computer Generated
Glitter ~ Martha Stewart
Some random Bling and Glossy Accents on his eyes.
Let me hear your thoughts!!! Your comments are always welcomed and appreciated! Comment link is above the picture!

Challenges I entered with this card:
A Spoonfull of Sugar ~ challenge 85 Hearts
Digital Tuesday ~Valentines
Dancing in Pajamas ~ Glitter
The Belli Challenge ~ # 82 Glitter or Rhinestones
Paper Cutz Challenge ~ Red, Green, Black and White

Shades of Splendor!

We were able to pick our favorite color and then use it in three shades to complete the card front.
So of course I used Purple! I Love Love Love Purple!
I actually had the printed paper in my stash, and it's design is shades of purple! I layered it on purple cardstock, but I thought the colors blended too well, so I inked the edges of the printed paper with plum ink and then layered them. I added a dark purple velvet ribbon across the front and topped it off with lavender foam balls.
There is enough space on the side where a sentiment can be added later, or it can be left as is for a bit of an elegant feel.
I like how they turned out, tell me what you think!
You can check out the Swap on the Cricut Message Board Fall/Winter Card Front Swap and The Hostess will post all the card fronts once she receives them!