Saturday, December 3, 2011

Are you ready to play a fun game with Guylou's Inimitability?

Hey, there, all the readers in blogland! I'm a bit punchy today; it's been a super busy week both personally and at work, so I'm rather tired and slap happy. I promise, I'm usually pretty sane. Most of the time. LOL.

Ok, ok, I'll get to the point. It's coming up on Christmas! I love Christmas and have such a great time making gifts for family and friends. I usually make Christmas cards, too, but I didn't do too much of that this year. Time just got away from me. Man, I can't seem to stop being tangential today. Sorry about that. Back to it: we're having a hop at Guylou's Inimitability. If you've made it here from our wonderful NEW DT member Chana's blog, then you're in the right spot. If you get lost at any point, head on back to Guylou's Inimitability for some direction.

First off, welcome, Chana! We're so happy to have you with us on our DT. You rock, girl!

This is our awesomest hop of the year. We've got so many prizes, freebies, and a fun game, too! All you have to do is visit each stop on the hop, leave a comment, and collect the secret word on each shouldn't be too hard, since our DT has made every effort to um...showcase and provide some form of highlight on their particular word. Once you've got all of the words, reorganize them to a Christmas phrase and go to Guylou's Inimitability and put it in the InLinkz on the GI blog. You should have nine words once you've collected them all. Two people with the correct phrase will win gift certificates to the Guylou's Inimitability store. We're not done there, though. I mean, after all, it's coming up on Christmas, people!

In addition to the chance to win a gift certificate, you could win free images. At the end of the hop, each DT member will draw a name from their commenters. One lucky commenter per blog will win the image used on that DT member's blog. In my case, you can win Dorothy Makes a Snow Angel. Isn't she darling? Check her out:
I made her into a tag for my aunt's Christmas present (the to and from are on the back). She's a shakerbox full of teeny, tiny blingy beads. The light reflects off of those beads like crazy! I added some silver ribbon, which I attached with KI Gloo to the back. Papers are Basic Grey. I used Liquid Applique to suggest the snow angel shape.

Oh, yeah, back to prizes and such. We're not done yet! Not only will I give away Dorothy Makes a Snow Angel to one lucky winner, but I'll also be giving away a secret Christmas RAK! Trust me, it's yummy. I'll give you a hint of some of the things you might find in it: a Tim Holtz mini bird with cage die, a 6x6 paper pad or two, maybe some ribbon and buttons....I tend to go a bit overboard with my shopping, so trust me, you will love it!

We're STILL not done. Just for participating in this hop, everyone is eligible to receive two free digis from Guylou's store. You can get the wreath with the bow as well as without it. Just add it to your cart at the GI digi store and apply the coupon code 2011-12-BH-WREATH.

Did you catch all of that? In short, we're having fun at Christmas time, offering prizes, a game, and two free images!!! Thank you so much for your support throughout this year. Have fun hopping! Your next stop is my awesome buddy, Sara. Just in case you need it, here's the blog order:

Gina (you are here!)
Guylou's Inimitability

Thanks for coming by and Merry Christmas!!!!

(Did you get my secret word yet? I'm seeing red....)


Sara I. said...

Absolutely gorgeous and love all the glitter in the shakerbox!! The metal snowflake is absolutely perfect!!

Trina said...

Gina, this is too stinkin' cute! I love how you textured the snow piles around her angel and that you made a shaker!! Go girl!

The Card Maker said...

Hi, Gina, thanks for the warm welcome! I love your card! Reminds me of how much fun it was to make snow angels when I was a child!

Kim Kelley said...

Love how you did your word Miss Gina! What an adorable gift! I love the colors and you colored Miss Dorothy wonderfully! HUGS

Guylou said...

Gina... You are such a beautiful artist! This tag is out of this world gorgeous and sooooo creative. Wow!! You never cease to impress me!!

Lynn B. said...

I love this!! All of the textures you used is great. I still haven't ventured into the world of the shaker box/card yet, too chicken. I really need to. Thank you for sharing it.

THERESA said...

Hi girl, your humour is still the best, loved the post, lol, so christmassy.........hehehehe
Hope your doing good, don't let them give you grieve at work, tell them i will get them.......ROFL
Love this tag, the liquid applique and beads is a lovely touch!! ps: Dorothy is a cutie
look after urself and lotsa luv

Pryn said...

Oh my goodness...this is soooo AWESOME!!! Love EVERYTHING about this beauty!!!

Carla S. said...

Fun post, Gina! I love your cute blingy shaker tag!

ursula Uphof said...

Love your card Gina, will have to try my hand at it sometime. You have us all seeing red now....

Sheree said...

Wow!! Love this card! Great colouring, image and layout... then the embellishments you added and texture.. Wow!

Wendy Zick said...

Love the shaker box, how clever!

Pastor Joyce said...

Gina, I like your tag! I especially like how you used Liquid Applique to show the snow angel.

Renee said...

Adorable card & great way to do your secret word!

Papercrafting Princess said...

How adorable is your shaker box?!!! Love the technique and hope to try to it soon.

Colleen Holmes said...

Wowzie! Very sweet shaker tag with the snow and those beads are awesome! Love the liquid applique to make her arms and legs refect the moving of the snow angel! Very nice!

Jazzy Nurse said...

Love the image making a snow angel!Love the creativuty with the white puffy paint

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness, your shakerbox is so awesome. A gift in a tag. Love it!

Wide Eyed Stamper said...

The shaker card is a beautiful idea. fun for use as a tag too. your aunt will love it! ~Karen