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Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my blog... it is changing as I change and learn more things... I hope after Christmas to get an opportunity to make some more CARDS. I am loving Loom Knitting now... and have lots to do before Christmas....I don't mind sharing how I do things and if you have questions you can E-MAIL me @ winacard@gmail.com and I will be happy to answer any questions that I have.


Friday, July 9, 2010

Blog Give-A-Way!!! New Card Post Below This Post Until After Give A Way!!

I will be giving away all the pens and housing that you see in the picture below!!!...How exciting is that!  These Pens are from Cri-Kits.com and are wonderful...just click HERE to check out their website!!

To win all you have to do is Watch Both Videos on Cafe Anniversary and and leave a  detailed comment about the video's... scroll down a bit for the videos or just click HERE FOR VIDEO 1 AND HERE FOR VIEDO 2...(I promsie you will learn a lot for these videos!)   I will do a random drawing  early FRIDAY, JULY 9TH!... if you don't have a blog you must leave me a way to contact you if you win... the winner will have until Monday July 12 to email me their address if I don't receive the address I will draw again on Tuesday.  Good Luck!!...I am so excited to be able to give the wonderful pens away on my blog!!!

56 comments:

steph108 said...

You're so sweet for doing this! I love this card and love the look those pens give the card. I didn't know there were so many colors I would love to win these! Thanks for the oppurtunity

TR said...

I watched both videos, gladly!
What a nice card. I wish I had that
cartridge. This isn't your typical card
but I really like it.
I'd love to win these pens! :D

TR

mrstjf2000 at yahoo dot com

ScrappingStephanie said...

Hi Jeannie! Love your cafe anniversary card. I think it came out so elegant (even though you say it is simple). I have been considering buying these crik-its for a while now, but have kinda been on the fence. Now after seeing your video I really want them. I just love the possibilities of what can be done with them. Thanks for the chance to win them:) Have a blessed weekend and keep the videos coming..I love them.

Stephanie

http://stephanieandthebug.blogspot.com
sar342@aol.com

Tiffany said...

I loved your videos Jeannie, as always!! I'm sure that your daughter and her husband will love their card! It came out SO SO GORGEOUS! The Jasmine font works so well with the Happy Anniversary sentiment and I'm glad you specified to hit "add to design" because I think most of us are so used to hitting "unload paper" that we would mess it up and have to start the project over! Thanks for the card, videos, and a chance to win some blog candy!

Angela said...

Jeannie, Your videos were so much fun to watch and very informative. I knew about the little "preview eye" but had not thought to use it like you showed us in your videos. I'm sure your daughter will love her anniversary card. I love the cafe cut, I'm going to try that cut with the old cricut markers. Hoping I win your great giveaway!!

Sharon said...

I learn something from every video that you make. These pens seem awesome and since you are giving them such a big shoutout, then I know that they must be. Thank you so much for showing us this wonderful product, how to use them and for giving us a chance to win. :)

scrappinmomma said...

I loved your card, it is so elegant.Thank you for sharing your card and this awesome product,I can't wait to try them. I would love to win the cri-kits.
iko.linda@yahoo.com

mommyfink said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for the videos and the give a way!

Sara
www.snugasabugdesigns.blogspot.com

Carrie said...

Thank you so much for the great videos. I am still new at using my Gypsy, so showing how to use the layers is very helpful. :-) And I love how your card turned out! BTW - I have the same green sleeve on my Gypsy! And one more thing, tell your dog that I said hello! :-)
carrie dot slaughter at gmail dot com

Kate said...

I loved this card when I first saw it! I noted on one of the video posts that I have already been playing in DS to recreate something like this! On one hand, I'm disappointed as I don't have Sweethearts but this way I can make the card my own! Even though I don't have a Gypsy, I learned a lot from your videos. What I am doing (in DS) is creating my card with all elements on one page, and then just copying what is needed for each "layer" onto another page. As long as I do not move items after pasting, everything lines up perfectly! I loved your little pup's bark as you removed the pen from the holder. He wanted you to draw! Thanks also for the pressure tip - and the paper tip! I always just move the blade away from my project, but it's much better to just put a paper underneath. I can't believe I did not think of that! Thanks for sharing! I'll be sure to link up my project when it's done!!
PS I have a little giveaway (two actually!) at my blog. You are welcome to join the fun at www.smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com!

Laura Lee said...

Jeannie, You make us all blessed with your cards and knowledge.. I love the cri-kits but with this video I might actually learn how to use my gypsy.. You explain so well and in detail.. thanks for the great giveaway!!!

JeanneLee said...

Jeannie...we not only share the same name(different spelling!) but we have the same Gypsy skin!
I so appreciate the time and effort it must take to do this video tuts.
I have yet to do a layered type card on my Gypsy...but the first video helped to *See* how to do it...and your second video, its great info on how to use a few mats to cut out and also draw the design with the pens. Gives me a headache just trying to figure the layers out...but you reminded me I need to play!
Love the fact that there is a magnet within the pen holder. TFS!!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

Hi Jeannie! I love your Cafe' card. It may seem simple but it looks so elegant. I love the Cafe cut and need to explore My Community a bit more. I don't have a Gypsy but you are certanily teaching me a lot. Thank you for all the tips on using the Cri-Kits. You explained how exchange the two housing units very clearly and the tip about putting the paper over the project while changing the housing was very smart. I don't own the Sweathearts cartridge but it certanily made a lovely card. Thank you for the chance to win these pens and housing. I look forward to seeing what other creations you come up with. The Lord has given you a special gift. Thank you for sharing it.

~Saundra

Shana Miller said...

I love the card. I have the Cricut pens but have never used them. I have heard so many things about the cri-kits. Hopefully, I will get to try them someday.

xoxox
Shana

MsJay said...

Love the card and video. The shadow cut looks complicated, and I never worked in layers before using the gypsy. This is one card I would like to try. Thanks for the chance to win.

SusanBluerobot said...

the videos were great love the card you made . and how much fun it looks with the cri-kits thanks for the chance to enter

Karen Pinsonat said...

Jeannie, I could listen to you talk all day :-)
Loved your detailed instructions on how to make that beautiful card. I admit, I was a little lost when you were talking about layers, but that's probably because I don't have a Gypsy! Those pens look like so much fun.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

I watched your video twice as I really wanted to understand how you did this and you made it easy to understand. Layers is one of my favorite things about my gypsy. With these little pens the possibilities are endless! TFS

VeronicaA said...

What an awesome card! I have to agree with you...the simplicity of this card is what makes it special. I would love to own a set of those pens and play all summer since it's been too hot to do much else. Your directions and screen shots are so clear and concise. You make doing projects like these so easy. I feel like I'm in a Gypsy class with you teaching. I love that. Thanks for pointing out the "add to design" feature that is so very important in using these pens. As creatures of habit, we would do otherwise. I appreciate all that you do in sharing your designs with us.
Veronica
vballen@comcast.net

Brandy said...

Oh, Jeannie, without your vidoe's and fabulous directions I would be much further behind than I am with my Gypsy. I always learn so much from your instructions. I generally just go with trial & error until I get it but you save me from oodles of errors!! I hadn't yet tried the "add to design" option but am off to try it now. Thanks for sharing your talents and thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing little pens ~ they seem like lots of fun!!

~Brandy
bahoot at comcast dot net

hestiashelper said...

Jeannie,
I watched both videos even tho I don't have a Gypsy. I use "another program" that is similar for adding layers and the way you explained using the layers for the Cri Kits was so very thorough and clear! Nicely done!
I'm originally from PA and am living in North Carolina. The people here say I have an "accent"... they've just never heard YOU say "Dubbya dubbya dubbya dot..." (-:

**Treefrog** said...

Oh Jeannie I just Love this card! Love the directions, I even got my G out and tried it as you went along. See I just got my G a short while ago and still learning. I've been a DS gal just since Dec. but went a got the G for the portability factor and I'm lovin it so far. I have Sweethearts and Jasmine but need to get My Community which is something I've been putting off but I had better just cave and get it, lots of great things on there. I would love to make something like this and I'm going to have to improvise since I have no pens but I'm sure I can come up with something, And give myself a learning lesson on my G! LOL TFS Jeannie, Your a Doll!
Froggie ((Hugs)) Theresa

mforquer said...

Jeannie,
This was a wonderful tutorial on how to use the layering feature on the Gypsy and how to use the cut and draw too! I can't wait to try this myself. What a wonderful card and example as well. I appreciate the time you took and the chance to win. Heading over to cri-kits.com now!
MelissaMade
http://melissamade2.blogspot.com/

gabyangel said...

I watched both videos from beginning to end! thanks for such detailed information!!! thanks for sharing!! and for the giveaway too!!!

scrapabookaholic at hotmail dot com

Jooniper said...

Wonderful card, as always! I always watch your videos and view your blog. :0)

Thanks for explaining the layer tabs on the Gypsy. My Gypsy just arrived a couple of days ago, so I have been learning to use it. I have not read up on how to use it yet, was just messing around with it last night and was wondering if the Layer tab was the same as the page tabs on DS, and it seems to be! LOL!

Thanks for the WONDERFUL cards you create and share!

littlen said...

Your videos were very informative. I have tried the Cricut brands pens in the past but was not happy with the way they worked, but the Cri-Kits seem to do a beautiful job. All of your tips on using the G were also helpful. I tend to use DS more frequently (old eyes can see the screen better), but with the latest update to the G it is getting easier. Beautiful but simple card, TFS.

BrandiLynn said...

Oh my goodness what a great card, I wish I had have 1/2 your creativity to come up with these ideas. I dont have a gypsy but I am sure this could be done in cds. I will have to add it to my things to try. I also Love how you decorated the inside of the card, the crikits are perfect for this. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations with us =)

Lisha said...

I have that cartridge but haven't played with it. You have inspired me to pull it out. Thanks for all the wonderful cards, bible verses.

Nisson Family said...

Thanks so much Jeannie for your video! I have the Cricut markers but haven't used them yet because I didn't know how. Now I know how I could do them! I would love to try w/ the Cri-Kits pens. You're giving away a fabulous package. WOW. Thanks for also showing how you got the detail on the cafe so perfectly on your card. Most of us do push unload mat. We'll just have to remind ourselves to NOT push it. :)

Thanks again!
Pam
pjnisson at hotmail dot com

Maureen said...

I appreciate the time and effort you take to make these videos. They have certainly helped me learn more about how my new gypsy works. TFS

maureenpaul25@gmail.com

Grammy GG said...

I watched both videos and so appreciated all the detailed instructions. I went back and looked at the screen shots of the Gypsy and that was a big help too. I really had not understood the layering and how it worked so really appreciated your helpful videos. Have a Mac at home -- not been able to use DS on it--love getting such good instructions for the Gypsy. Thank you.

TCahal said...

Hi Jeannie!! Your anniversary card is so beautiful :o) Thank you again for all the personal help you have given to me these past few months, I really appreciate it!
Thank you for a chance to win this great give away!! I have the Cricut markers made by PC but the lines the make are always to thick for what I want to use them for and I had never seen or heard of these until your video!

Alice said...

Hello Jeannie,
So I thought that I would be creative with my "detail" that comment. So this is what I came up with....your puppy made an appearance on you video (with his sneeze?) and this time on this card you didn't use your yellow ATG gun =)

But thank you for showing that you can add tabs on the top for layers...I am learnign so much and I can't wait till I am able to get my gypsy and try some of the techniques that you demonstrate so easily =)

Congratulations on the card...it's so wonderful and it looks like you are having a grand ol' time with them =)
Alice
alicewong at telusplanet dot net

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

I love your videos. so cool of you to do this. I have already made some of your creations and will be making this one pretty soon. thanks. I love that you alway leave me a comment.

Dawn said...

thanks for the inspiration i well try this one. i so want these. your video was great. Hope i win.

TeacherMom said...

Just finished watching both vidoes. What a great card--simple but doesn't look simple!! Gorgeous!! I have used the cricut markers but they are so thick. I love the look of the cri-kits gel pens. What a great idea!!! I would absolutely LOVE to win this stash of wonderful product. Thanks for the chance!!!
P.S. Loved your scripture at the end of the video!!!
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Robin said...

As always love your videos. You make it so easy to understand. Thanks for the chance to win the pens. Love how you got the detail on the cafe so perfectly on your card.

~JulieH~ said...

Hi Jeannie
I love this card and the simplicity of it is what makes it sooo beautiful! I can't believe it's a year since Madison got married it only seems like yesterday that I was commenting on what a beautiful bride she was!
Fab video as always I am a DS girl myself but you are enabling me the more I watch your videos!! The eyeball feature sounds so much better than the one on DS as it show all your layers, the option to show one or two sounds great!
Those Cri-kut pens look super and give a whole new look to what can be achieved with our Cricuts. Thanks so much for the chance to win
Hugs
Juliexx

Jude said...

Jeannie, you're one talented lady! Love the Anniversary card. I don't have all the cartridges but I can definitely carry the same idea to another project. The Cri-Kits looks easy and fun to work with. Thank you for sharing all your talents. jpretli at G mail dot com

Denine said...

Wow, your videos are great. You make everything so easy to understand. The Gypsy is catching my eye more and more... i don't know how much longer I will be able to resist.. lol I use DS and love the layers on that to. But haveing the laptop with me is kind of limiting. Isn't that funny, who would have thought technology would bring us this far.
Anyhow, love the video, your card is awesome and the pens just give so many projects unlimited potential. Very generous give-a-way.
Have a great 4th of July!

Robin Marshall Clark said...

Oh Jeannie! This card is devine! I love it (as I do all your work). And I learned something in the video! I didn't know what that little eye meant but I was wondering if there was a way to turn off the layers. Thanks for teaching me something new! I can't wait to try those pens. Keep up the good work!!!

mary said...

I would love to make that card. It is so sweet. I don't have my community. I should look around for something else that I could use. I haven't been too successful with lining up the pens and markers so they are in the same spot as the cutting. I heard your puppy's comment. She wanted attention also. I would love to win the Cri-Kit pens. Thanks for the videos. I don't have the Gypsy. I have DS.
mdot kdot schmidt athotmail dotcom

Threadbear said...

I love this card Jeannie. I just watched both videos and I am excited about the Cri-kits -- I can envision wonderful creations using these pens. Thank you so much for sharing and enabling.
mrstrid@aol.com

Jacqueline Bayliff said...

Love all your videos and how the pens add such detail to the design. I really was thinking of getting the My community cart and after watching this video, I am off to Michaels cause it is on clearance! Thanks for showing us the pens and a great card.
Jacque

ChatterScene.com said...

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Anonymous said...

What a great card! I'm loving what these pens can do! Thanks for the blog candy giveaway!
Brandy
brandy_newcomer@comcast.net

Bram_fam said...

What great videos! Thank you for making everything so easy to follow. I don't have a gypsy but you are enabling! I've also had my eye on the cri-kits so this give-away is so exciting! Thank you for a change :).

bmarkr@hotmail.com

Sheena said...

I really loved this card..I love those pens. This card is so different but very elegant. Congrats to your daughter Madison on her 1st year anniversary and many many more to come. I think she will love this card.

Hugs, Sheena

Anonymous said...

You did a beautiful job explaining how to use these pens....I would so love to win but even if I don't I will still be getting these...I made your card today "Thank You For Helping" I just fell in love with that card when I watched your video....I don't have the same cartridges as you used so I had to make do with the ones I have, but it is still very cute....my family just loved it!! Thanks for everything you do and these ideas you have for your cards have to be God given....He has truly blessed you with a wonderful talent!!! Hugs!!♥♥♥

craftymommieof3@yahoo.com

Pauletta said...

Hi Jeannie,
You are such a blessing to us. I really appreciate the way you take the time to share all you do. You give us all the information neede to recreate your beautiful cards. You are such an inspiration to me. I have seen the markers used before, but to have the insight to create the card you did amazes me. Thank you.

love2create said...

I posted under the video below. Great job and tips on showing how to use the pens! Love your card!

JeanH
j20.hum@gmail.com

Gale Varland said...

beautiful! would not have thought of using the layer feature on a card like this. it makes it so easy to get perfect cuts with the perfect matching line drawing. what a great tip. thanks for sharing.

PamH said...

Thank you for sharing about the pens. It is nice to see and hear your great instructions. If I don't happen to win some pens I will buy some. I am sure your dtr and son-in-law will love this card! Thanks again!

PB + J Designs said...

This is my first time here, but I'll be back. I watched your videos. They were really detailed. I love how simple the Anniversary cafe card was. I like the Black and White (if it was me I would have opted for something red just for a bit of POP!!!)

I never knew that there was such a pen and I had always wanted a thinner line because I feel like the markers that provo craft makes are a bit too thick sometimes.

I would just love to win those pens they are very cool!!!!

Take care and thanks for sharing I will be a follower now. Glad I was hoping around the cricut/Gypsy messageboard.

Michelle

*BJ* said...

I watched both of your videos and learned so much. Thanks for the tips on doing the layers. I haven't used that feature on my gypsy yet. Thanks for the tips on drawing with the pens.. The Cri-Kut pens and housing look to be so easy to use. Thanks for making such a great video.

*BJ* from the Cricut MB

Yvette said...

WOW!!!! I am a newbie to the gypsy and am amazed at all that you did with these pens and cuts!!! All the info y0u provided has just opened my eyes to the possibilities that I now have at my fingertips!!! Thank you.

Yvette
ewokyoda at yahoo dot com

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