Monday, October 18, 2010

A Birthday Giveaway!



Pete and Repeat. Ernykaren. Two peas in a pod. Yep, that's what they called us! It's a joy to share a birthday with someone you love and today I wish my twin sister and best friend the best of days! Hope your day is filled with fun, happiness and everything else you want it to be, Erin!

The inspiration for this card came from the fall photo at Pals Paper Arts. They also eloquently brought to mind the idea of layering, which I've tried to do with the embellishments.

Now for the giveaway! It is also a joy to spend my birthday with you as well and I'd like to share one of my favorite products! How about 3 yards each of Divine Twine in each of the colors below? It doesn't matter if you live in the states or over seas, I'm thankful today and every day that you visit! A comment on this post will enter you in the drawing and I'll pick a winner via random in one week. (It'd would mean a lot to me if you were a follower of my blog too, but it's not necessary to win.)

(Disclaimer: I am not compensated by any person or manufacturer for this giveaway, I just really like the product and want to share.)

Check back tomorrow as well, I have a different giveaway planned in honor of the one year birthday of The Bald Dragonfly!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Kraft) PTI
Patterned Paper: (Monster Stew-Bunch of Monsters) Jillibean Soup
Stamps: (Fall Fest) Practicing Creativity Designs
Ink: (Walnut Stain Distress) Ranger (Olive Chalk) Colorbox
Embellishments: (Sticker Sentiment) SRM Stickers, (Handmade Crinkle Ribbon) ButtonJunkie, (Mocha Bakers Twine) The Twinery, (Berries) (Thread)
Tools: (Labels 4 Nesties)

66 comments:

yyam said...

Happy birthday to you Karen! And your twin! :) How awesome it is to have a twin sharing the same birthday! :)

jen said...

Happy Birthday to you & your sis!!! (I don't think I knew you are a twin?!)

Isabelle P. said...

A beautiful card!
Happy Anniversary Karen and your twin sister.
Hugs

Jess said...

I didn't realise you were a twin, how lucky are you?!

I would love to win this prize, love the look of the baker's twine on your cards!

Isha said...

Happy Biday to you and your Sister Karen. May your dreams come true. Wow!!! I had been seeing these on cards till now and to think there is a chance to win these lovely goodies.Thanks. Its a pleasure to follow your blog :)

Jo said...

Hey Karen, Happy Birthday to you!! And to your sis! Hope you have a wonderful one! Love that twine!!!

annieambriel said...

Splendid card. Love the use of colours..

Happy Birthday to you and sis!!! Hugs

The twine are gorgeous, arent they!:)

Fiona said...

Many Happy Returns of the Day Karen & to your sister. Hope you will doing something lovely today.
Fab card as usual, the stitching is a great touch. Got my eye on the twine.
x

Lynn said...

Happy, happy birthday to you and your sister Karen! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win...love your card!

wendyp said...

Happy birthday wishes to you and your sister!!! Hope you are both having a fabulous birthday today!!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday I hope you have a fabulous day!!!!As always love the card!!!!

Hugs!!!

artfuldelight said...

Happy Birthday!! That is so awesome you have a twin! I hope you have a fabulous day. Your card is fabulous!

Natalie Elphinstone said...

I would have commented on this beautiful card anyway. I love the rich gold against the kraft. Stunning!
And hello divine twine!! Awesome giveway - would love to win :-)

Be(e) said...

A happy birthday, Karen, to you and your twin sister!!! Gorgeous card you have there and gorgeous twine too!!! ;)
Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!!

Valerie said...

Happy Birthday Karen, to you and your twin!!
What an excellent giveaway. I was just thinking I need to replenish my supply of bakers twine...hmmm "Baker's Twine?" Coincidence?
Have a super day!!

FLEUR de Lo said...

YAY! Happy Birthday!!!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful card. {as always}

~amy~ said...

**happy birthday to you and your sister** How fun to grow up with a twin...I only have 2 stinky older brothers...Your card is wonderfully CAS! love the smidge of bakers twins and the berry sprig!

Mary Dawn said...

happy birthday x 2, my sweet friend <3

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to you, Karen, and also to your sister. Hope all of your wishes come true! Thanks for the chance to win that Divine Twine. Such lovely colors!

Jinny Newlin said...

Happy bithday, Karen... and to your sister, too! What a fabulous gift for us :). You're so generous!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Karen happy birthday to you and your twin. I bet that was fun growing up with a twin.
Love today's card just my style.

Lindsay said...

Happy birthday Karen and to your sister Erin! How exciting to share a birthday with a twin! Love your card and thanks for the chance to win!

Ryann Salamon said...

Big Birthday Hugs to you my friend! I hope you and your sister both have a fabulous birthday!!!!

BonnieRose said...

I love your simple cas card... may both of u hv the best bday ever! HUGS TO YOU! XOXOOXX

Angela Fehr said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! While I'm not a twin, I always like to remember my "birthday twins" with cards on our birthday. I have met about 4 friends that share my birthday and it's fun to think of one another on our special day!

Winter said...

Happy Birthday Karen! I guess I didn't realize we shared the same Birthday! I have a sister who is 14 mths. older than me and people still think we are twins (someone just asked me last week)! I'm sure having names likes Somer & Winter didn't help either! ;) Have a very Blessed day! :)

Lori Pilla said...

Love the card. And love the photo of you and your twin. Too cute. I love my sister very much so it must be especially nice to have a twin sister. Hugs

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday to you! (and your twin too!) I hope to have a fabulous day!

Sue D said...

Happy Birthday to both of you! Lovely card and I just love the twine.

Dana said...

What a cute pic of you and your twin! Happy Birthday! Thanks for the opp to win goodies! I keep debating about the multi-colored twines I've seen about. (I'm already a follower of your blog, Kare! ;) )

Lisa Petrella said...

Wishing you and your sister the happiest of birthdays, Karen!!!! Hope you have a chance to do something extra special to celebrate!!

Your card is fabulous! Great design, and I love the wrinkle ribbon as a finishing touch!

Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize!!!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Happy birthday, Karen! I am already your follower. :) Have fun celebrating and your card is adorable!

Julie E said...

Another great CAS card! Happy B-day to you! (and your sister too - is she crafty as well?)

Virginia L. said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you...and many more!!!!! Thanks for being such a fabulous blog friend, Karen! I wish you all the happiness in the world! xoxo

lynn said...

i had no idea that you have a twin sister! how cool that must be for both of you. a huge happy birthday to you and her!!

this is such a generous giveaway, karen! thanks so much for the chance!

now, go eat cake:)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Happy birthday to you and your sis, and thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Ayana Posadas said...

Happyyy Birthdayyy Karen!!! I hope you have a fabulous day! That photo is so adorable and your card is gorgeous, as always! :)

Tammy said...

Hau'oli lā hānau to you and your sister! The photo is just precious and what a joy it must have been to have an instant playmate and friend for life! Enjoy today and always! :-) Warm aloha to you both!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday to you and your sister! May many blessings come your way this year!

Tammy H said...

I can't believe I'm such a terrible friend and forgot your bday today. HAPPY Birthday, hope the boys have something special planned for you tonight and I'll probably talk to you tomorrow!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday to you Karen (and your twin)!! Hope you're having a great day! How sweet of you to be "giving" a gift for your birthday!! That twine looks so divine!! (okay, cheesey rhyme) :P

Summer Braxton said...

Happy birthday to you and your sister! Is she an awesome card maker too?
Enjoy your day!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy happy birthday to you and your twin:) HOW FUN!! Short story--my older brother (by 16 months) and I were in the same grade for 18 years--he went to preschool and I didn't. Anyway--everyone thought we were twins (which it felt like it). Anyway--it's been 10 years since we graduated high school, and a staff member at our school (which by the way was in a small town) asked my mom how the "twins" were doing. My mom was so confused!!! She was talking about us! How funny!

Anyway--you are super lucky to have such an awesome connection! I hope that you have a great day filled with love, friends, family, and cake!! Celebrate {psalm 118:24}. :)

Sew-Ink said...

Happy Birthday to you Karen. Hope your having a great day with the family! Thanks for the chance to win some lovely Divine Twine!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday to both of you - sisters are the best! And thanks for offering this great prize!!

Courtney Baker said...

Hey girl HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I mailed you a little present today and then forgot your card! AHHHH! I hope you have a great one!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Birthday cheer!!!!!

Michele Gross said...

Happy birthday to both you and your twin! Hope you both have lots of cake and happiness. Remember, licking the frosting off the plate is not only acceptable but encouraged!! :D

Katia said...

A beautiful card!
...
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY ;-))))


Kisses from France!
Katia
http://lescrapdekatia.canalblog.com/

alexandra s.m. said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KAREN!!!
Love your card and your picture is so precious ;-)

Lots of Hugs ~

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! I enjoy seeing your cards!!!! May the next year be EVEN BETTER!!!! :)

Becky Green

Dana said...

I'm sad I didn't know about your BD Karen...But I hope it was a wonderful one filled with love, laughter, friends, and family.
That photo of you and your sister is too cute for words.
Happy, happy belated Birth day to you.

Ren-Yi said...

Congrats :) i hope it was a happy one. you're so generous and thoughtful for creating such a fun giveaway. baker's twins is always a fun, versatile add-on to any card.

Courtney K said...

first - happy, happy birthday :)

second - love the pop of yellow on that card!

kasia c. said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you and your sister!

I love this card! I love the layout , the stitching and that ribbon is simply gorgeous. :)

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

I have twin nieces...so I know how cooool it is to have your double birthdays and live your whole life with a sibling the same age as yourself...wonderful!
Now as far as the twine goes...omg...do you know how HARD it is to find this stuff in Germany!!!!! Oh heavens...do I ever hope I get lucky on this one:)...even more so than on Be(e)´s giveaway that you so luckily won....have you created anything with it...or is it even at your place yet...takes awhile from Europe. come on Karen make my day....you don´t want me stuffing my face with chocolate AGAIN,,,do you???

Sally Atkins said...

Happy Birthday Karen..and Erin! Hope you both had a fab day! I love the card - that crinkly ribbon is gorgeous!

Laura.K said...

Happy Birthday, dear Karen. I hope you had a nice and special, like you.

Thanks for this chance to win those gorgeous twines.

Tiffany Heilman said...

Happy Belated b-day!
I Heart Bakers twine.

Emily Leiphart said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Karen! How wonderful it must be to have a twin to share it with. I'd be lying if I said I didn't love twine. ;) Thanks for the chance to win!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Hope you had a great birthday!! Your card is terrific (no surprise there)! Love that twine... it is my fav! But... I don't have all of the colors so... pick me... pick me! :) Ha!!

Lynnette said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday!! SO sorry I missed the actual day AND that I didn't get a card to you... Next year that will not happen :) Hope you had a fabulous day!

Denise said...

Happy Birthday to you! (I think we should all celebrate our birthdays all month long....). I hope your special day was terrific!
Thanks for the chance at the twine.... love all those colors! It's so versatile too.
DeniseB

Alice Wertz said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Karen! you girls are so cute! love that old photo! =) lovely card as always! Have a fabulous weekend!

Christiana said...

Happy birthday to you and your sister! My dad's a twin and my father-in-law is a twin, so we were hoping we'd have twins, but it didn't happen. Maybe I'll have twin grandbabies someday. :o)

Thanks for the opportunity to win! I'm a follower -- I love your blog!

judy said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! Hope you had
a special day.