Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Big Birthday Giveaway Game: Final Day

Before I get to the details of the last day for my Big Birthday Giveway Game,
I thought it fitting to post a card celebrating the occasion, since it's also been two years of blogging:



It just so happens that Market Street Stamps is also celebrating this week in big style,
and they are hosting a special edition Block Party Challenge
to create a birthday or anniversary card.
My parents just celebrated 38 years, (yes! 38!) married years together last Thursday.


(Note to self: check back around this time next year so I know how many years they've been married!)

 The wonderful, beautiful Cane Background and peach rose are in honor of their day.
Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad, and here's wishing you many more.




Now, on to the details of
The Big Birthday Giveaway Game: Final Day
The last four days a prize was revealed and
one lovely reader will win the entire prize package.
(selected at random from all comments on all Birthday Posts).
Today's post is the last time to enter for a total of five chances to win
this AMAZING GIVEAWAY!

Here's today's product of the giveaway:
 5 yards each of May Arts Burlap String
(Natural, Linen, Black, Chocolate, Navy, Pink, Forest, Cranberry, Rust only)

In addition to the fifty yards of my all time favorite fiber,
one lucky reader will win:
Two unopened, brand spankin' new Zva Creative Crystals
  A brand spankin' new Skipping Stones Design Green Birthday Stamp Set
A brand spankin' new YG03 Yellow Green Copic Marker

Here's today's (10.22.11) question:
What are your thoughts on The Big Birthday Giveaway Game?


If you happened to miss a day of commenting- i.e. an entry, please feel free to backtrack!

P.S. This is open to all my readers, wherever you are located! I so much appreciate your visits!

63 comments:

~amy~ said...

super fun game karen...it has been fun knowing more aboutcha too! ooohhhh...burlap string?! that looks amazing....yahooooooo to your folks....38 years...that's pretty awesome.

Your card is fantabulous...loving that background stamp {ugh, on a sort buying freeze until I can empty my garage..}

p.s. where is that fabulous peach rose from?

Kelly said...

Totally fun! I hope you have fun for your birthday as well. Oh my, I hadn't discovered May ARts burlap string and will definitely check that out as my floss stash dwindles. I love that rustic look of those fibers.

Have a great birthday!

Lin said...

It's been kind of like the 12 days of Christmas!! I've enjoyed coming each day to see what you have for us! Hope you've enjoyed your birthday week as much as we have! And thanks for telling us about the burlap string......I didn't know it existed. I've been trying to dye my twine at times, and have not gotten good results. Burlap string is my answer!

Laurel said...

This is just gorgeous!

CraftyDee said...

Congrats to your parents! The card is so sweet, the flower just pops! :)

Your giveaway game was fun! Thanks for hosting it and for the chance to win! Hope you had a great week as well :)

Marlena M. said...

Love your card. What an accomplishment- 38 years...wow, my congratulations to them. ;)

I have LOVED THIS PARTY...soooo fun..whether my name gets picked or not. ;) I do have a question...and you may have addressed it before...I'm not the most observant...WHY THE BALD DRAGONFLY????

artfuldelight said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!!! I think your birthday bash has been awesome, I am just sorry I didn't join in until yesterday (or maybe it was the day before) Very creative idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing all your awesome creations with all of us each week. :-) Hope you had a wonderful birthday week!!

Brandi said...

Happy Anniversary on the blog! Congrats! This game is so fun and you are so generous and kind! Cute card!!!

Sharon in Arizona said...

Karen, this has been so much fun - so different from the usual!!! I looked forward each day to the next prize and question!! Your card is beautiful - so simple and yet so elegant; perfect for an anniversary card!!! Thank you for this fun game and always sharing your creations, tips and techniques. Have a great weekend!!! Hugs, sharon :o)

Kelley Eubanks said...

I think your game is a great and unique idea!! Your card is gorgeous... love the kraft with that peach flower.... so so pretty!

jengd said...

Happy anniversary to your folks! I've enjoyed your bday giveaway game- definitely out of the norm, refreshing and fun.

Jenny said...

This has been an interesting way to mark your birthday and blogaversary, I enjoy visiting your blog anyway...this week it's been a bonus :)
Loving that rustic natural feel to your Mum and Dads card...congrats to them on 38 years, my parents are celebrating their 40th anniversary at the beginning of November! I'm planning the card in my head :)
Jenny x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I really need to stamp white on kraft more often, love the look of it and yes, thank YOU for introducing me to May Arts burlap string :) I think all birthday bashes are fun, virtual parties, birthday cards, real life cakes, giveaways, sign me up for it all! Can we have an un-birthday party next?

Dana said...

Gorgeous card!! The Birthday Game has bee very fun!! Great idea!!

Christina said...

This has been a blast, Karen! I've loved learning some little facts about you and helping you to celebrate your special day in style. Happy anniversary to your parents, too!

Laura.K said...

fun, fun, and fun. thank you very much.

Lindsay said...

First, love the birthday game, so fun to come to your blog to see what you have made and what question I get to answer! Second, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to your parents, that's wonderful! Third...I. love. this. card. LOVE. :0) Thanks for sharing your talent with the blogging world Karen, you rock!

lisa arana said...

wow, lots of great events to celebrate in your family this month. Big congrats to your parents!

You are so creative, even your birthday game is super awesome.

Hugs.

alexandra s.m. said...

Happy anniversary to your parents Karen!
Love your card!!

Beckie said...

Great card. Love it's simpicity. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the super nice comments. New follower ;)

Be Blessed, Beckie

Anonymous said...

What a great way to celebrate your birthday and your blogaversary! Hope you enjoyed both! Congrats to your parents on 38 years! Loved your game and learning about you. Love your blog and creative work.
MaryBeth

Mallika said...

WELL .. I JUST SAW THIS POST .. I GUESS I M GONNA BACKTRACK .. N DEN COME BACK N DEN COMMENT HERE
:)
mallika

Mallika said...

WELL .. I JUST SAW THIS POST .. I GUESS I M GONNA BACKTRACK .. N DEN COME BACK N DEN COMMENT HERE
:)
mallika

Jay Gee said...

I have enjoyed this Birthday game, even though I believe all my guesses have been wrong!, LOL. Your card is gorgeous and that flower just stunning. Congrats to your mom and dad too... you have had quite a week to celebrate :)

Jessica Wekenman said...

I think it was a super fun and unique way to celebrate youur birthday! I have been looking forward to your posts and questions everyday! Your card is beautiful! I love the white on Kraft and the flower is so pretty! Happy Birthday once again!

Lisa Petrella said...

I think this has been a super fun way to celebrate your birthday and the anniversary of your blog!!! Always love learning more about you and seeing your incredible projects!!! Thanks for the chance to win such an AMAZING bunch of prizes! This card is SO PRETTY! LOVE the cane background and your color choices!! Congrats to your parents on 38 years too!!!

Chunyuan said...

Happy anniversary to your parents.

It is fun to celebrate this week. I got to know you more. Happy birthday.

Denise said...

Very fun! I look forward to checking in and seeing your new post!
Happy anniversary to your folks, and congrats on 2 years of blogging!
Love the May Arts fibers too. They have so many great colors available!
DeniseB

Amber said...

Ohh...lovely card!Love the peach rose with the Kraft card stock.
I just loved your Big Birthday Giveaway Game. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This has been awesomely fun! Such a good idea :)

Jess said...

I LOVE white on kraft - what a perfect background stamp!!

And I think your birthday giveaway is an excellent idea!! :)

Trinh said...

I think your game is brilliant! It's been fun seeing what you create and learning a little more about you along the way.

Your card is beautiful; I love the soft colors. Happy anniversary to your parents!

Jen W. said...

Oooh! There's that lovely cane background! Can't wait to ink mine up! :)

The Big Birthday Giveaway Game has been a blast! Not only have I learned a few more things about you but, by reading everyone comments I've discovered more fabulous crafters out there! You really have brought so many of us together!

Happy birthday again to you and your wonderful blog!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very cool!!

Michelle said...

Wow 38 years together! That's so wonderful:) and two years blogging! So much to celebrate:) Tomorrow is my birthday too, October is certainly a busy month..,

~Tammy~ said...

Happy anniversary to you and your parents! Your card is just gorgeous!

I am late in the game, but this is fun and for sure unique. Thanks!!!

Donelda said...

This was a ton of fun!! Thanks for a fun week! It was nice getting to know you a little bit better :) And this card is amazingly spectacular!!

Amy said...

Hi Karen! Waving from Kansas! This is one gorgeous card. You've used Cane BG soo well and I love the sentiment on the kraft tag! Hope you are enjoying the fun at MSS! :)

cutiephinphin said...

The Birthday Giveaway game is total fun!

Happy Blog Anniversary and many more...

Love the anniversary card. It's just so classy.

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE the pop of peach in your card. so sweet! thank you for the super fun week, Karen! also thanks for all the inspiration. i really enjoy visiting you and am looking forward to more! =) and pick me! pick me! i need more burlap strings, mine is running low! =)

Neha Jain said...

its awesome

lynn said...

this week has been so fun--tfs, karen! gorgeous card--love the bkgd and of course, my fav is that flower:) i wish your parents many more years together-38 is awesome!

Robin said...

Burlap string... neat!! Love this card.. the background stamp is fab!
The Birthday Giveaway was super fun... cheers!
Robin

yyam said...

Wow! What a classy elegant card! Congrats on your parents' 38th anniversary! :)

It's been a fun week playing the game even though it's required significant brain power to think of something "smart" to write...lol

Lynnette said...

Karen you are so super generous. I hope that you had a wonderful birthday!

Colleen Dietrich said...

My thoughts on your Giveaway Game? Very generous of you! My thoughts on this anniversary card? Oh, be still my heart! I love it.

Rookie said...

This game was super fun and as someone that is always looking for clever blogging ways this totally made sense on getting traffic coming in for more than one day - you smart cookie you :)

Loved the game and learning more about you.

The card you made for your parents is beautiful :)

jen said...

Happy Anniversary to your parents AND the Bald Dragonfly! WOW- October is a BUSY month for your fam!!
Your birthday week has probably been as much fun for all of us as for you! Great game!!!
And that's my fave fiber too- can't go wrong with burlap string!! :D
OH! and I love the card!!!

Shauna said...

What a fun game, Karen!
I was about to comment on this entry because I just love that card so much! I'm really into the subtleties of tone-on-tone, and you nailed it here.
And my comment actually doubles for a giveaway entry! Fun times!

Emily Keaton said...

I think your Birthday Game has been a lot of fun--and a great way to get to know you better! LOVE that beautiful card you made for your parents. Happy Anniversary to them!!

Lynn said...

Karen, the best part about your birthday week has been getting to know you even better. I love getting to know you and really appreciate your generosity.

Happy anniversary to your mom & dad!

Janetcraft said...

HI Karen, I have been alwaz following ur updates and your styles of unique drives my attention. These 5 days of specialties indicates your personality of being humble and generous. I am glad that you are one of the respected reknown crafters who sometimes stepped into my blog with encouraging commments.
Happy Anniversary!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GOOOOOOORGEOUS! I love the color story and I LOVE that flower! BEAUTIFULLY done:)

nicoleqmullen said...

Your card is so beautiful, soft and elegant! Love the background stamp too!

Jingle said...

I think it was a BLAST! You made this extra fun! Your card is gorgeous!

Laurel said...

I have so enjoyed this. It was so fun!!!!!!!! Your card is stunning!

Tameko said...

Fabulous card! The flower really pops.

DoBea A. said...

Karen, this card is so, so beautiful!!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the flower and the peach color. Wow! The celebratory week was fun. :)

Heather Innusa said...

38 years!! Holy cow - thats awesome!! I love this card! The peachy coral pops on the kraft in such a beautiful way!!! I think I missed the entire birthday game! My sister in law has been in town & my mom's been so sick that I've stayed off line pretty much.

Julie E said...

What a beautiful bloom against the kraft!
Fun game, I think you are going to be mad at me though because I made you older than you are!

Emily Leiphart said...

So gorgeous! I love that cane background.

Dana said...

Just catching up on a huge email backlog!! I LOVE this! It's as gorgeous as that first card that brought me your way (WPlus9 Mehndi Medallion)! *sigh*