2.16.2011

Sending Hugs and a Giveaway...

Hi, everyone! Hope all is well with you... :) I had wanted to get this posted before running out to my LSS, but well, that didn't happen! LOL

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I created this card using some of my WPlus9 and Hero Arts goodies.  Fun, fun! :)

Now... about that giveaway... *wink* A little back story... I have been reorganizing my craft room for what feels like a decade, and well, it still looks pretty much the same.  Too much stuff in too small a space! LOL I have sold things, purged things, and even rearranged my furniture (as best I could), and yet, I still have a long way to go.  My poor husband doesn't even know how to begin answering the constant "can you see what I've changed in here" question! LOL One of the (many) times I was moving my furniture, I got it into my head that I wanted to take my desk and move it from just inside the door, to a new spot in front of the windows.  Me, being the stubborn I'll-just-do-it-myself person that I am, I decided to move my desk in the wee hours of the night while everyone else was sleeping.  At first, it went pretty well... Until I pushed it just a little too much and the back leg of my desk broke off! LOL! Wouldn't have been so bad, but uhhh, I didn't bother to take anything off of my desk before I tried to move it (hahaha oops!), so I managed to create another huge mess entirely as the desk started to fall backwards.  I caught the desk before it hit the ground, and managed to maneuver it to the area I sort of wanted it in, then rested the back corner (sans leg) on a 6" ledge that spans the wall (why is that ledge there anyhoo... is that just some weird built in the 1970's house thing??).  Fast forward another 12 months, I finally get around to taking off the other back leg of the desk, propping it up on the wall and bolting it into place.  LOL!

I know what you're thinking... What does this have to do with a giveaway? Well, I was approached by CSN with an opportunity to do a review of an item or have a giveaway, and I thought it would be fun to give you guys a chance to win some free stuff! CSN has over 200 stores, and you can literally find just about ANYTHING there.  From items for your kitchen, to DSLR camera supplies, or (if you happen to be in my shoes...LOL) even computer desks...

What do you have to do in order to enter? Simply live within the US or Canada and leave a comment on this post by Sunday, February 20th at midnight EST.  The winner will be chosen by Random.org on Monday, February 21st and receive a $50 gift code to use at any one of the CSN stores!

Good luck! :)

58 comments:

  1. Love this card...my fav colours, turquoise and chocolate. Simple and fabulous.

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  2. Oh no! That is too funny. I always try to do things on my own to prove the hubby wrong, but I always manage to get into predicaments like this. LOL!

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  3. Beautiful card Heather, love the colors and your bows are always so darling.

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  4. Very funny story Heather and so typical of us "do-it-all-ourselves" girls! Lovely card with the woodgrian BG and subtle grid. Your cards are always so well balanced...unlike your desk with one leg! HA!

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  5. lol! Haven't we all been there?

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  6. I am laughing so hard at your moving story- you move just like I do!!! It makes my husband so mad.....

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  7. Gotta love your story! I won't go into the awful details... but whenever I mention rearranging furniture on my own, my DH (with a wicked grin) reminds me of something I did in the past by saying, "Sweetie, why don't you go move the couch upstairs by yourself?" Let's just say I have more stubborn than smarts sometimes.

    LOVE your card, and I mean seriously, because I'm running to get supplies out to case it right now. I need a masculine card for my uncle's surgery today, and yours is perfect! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  8. Thank you for the chance to win! Very sweet. I also suffer from the "stubborn, do-it-myself" syndrome...and it's side effects...like pulled back muscle and very busted up big toe! :) It seemed like a good idea at the time!

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  9. I just LOVE your story! HE HE! What a Fabulous masculine card! Gonna have to save that one in my favorites file!
    Hugs & Happy Days!
    Min

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  10. Oh lord...your story made me laugh...could completely see myself doing the same thing! Most importantly...your desk is still functional for you!

    Love your card and thanks for the chance to win!

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  11. I hear ya on having toooooo much stuff in a small area...I'm hoping I can get rid of some when we move :) Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  12. I love your card and the fabulous color combo you chose!

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  13. Gorgeous crd, Heather! And thank you for such a generous giveaway. :)

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  14. that card is goregous- great job
    i'd love to buy the toy story desk for my son from csn
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  15. Love the colors! A favorite combination of mine. Beautiful card!

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  16. Thanks for the chance.

    Good luck with your craft space.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. great card!
    lol, about your moving story! i've been wanting to move our dresser downstairs but too scared to do myself :)

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  18. Heather, this card is SO pretty! I love all the different stamps you used!

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  19. Your card is beautiful, I love your work. We are DIYers around here, too. Anything to save a buck!

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  20. Great colors, & I love that subtle woodgrain bg!

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  21. LOve the Turquoise and kraft card, just beautiful!

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  22. Fabulous card!! and Funny story!! I think so many of us have a clean work space we dream about!! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway!

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  23. So FUNNY! I have occasionally moved furniture when I'm home alone. Hubby just looks at me when I try to explain what was involved--just took a few more steps! I haven't lost any legs though!! Love your card--the woodgrain looks fabulous with the leaves. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  24. Love the card! The colors are great, and I like how you let the stamped image go off the page. And thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Heather you crack me up! LOL :P

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  26. Gorgeous card, Heather! And yay for a giveaway!

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  27. Oh Heather, your desk story made me giggle! Sounds totally like something I would do .. probably in the wee hours when everyone was asleep in the house toooooo! Never 'enough' room in those crafty spaces, huh??!! Sounds like you're gaining on your space and I am sure it'll be FAB when you're done! So enjoy your blog and all your wonderful inspiration! Thanks for the chance to play along :)

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  28. I've been purging and reorganizing, too, so I can totally relate! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  29. Love the card! Your story sounds just like something that would happen to me!

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  30. beautiful card (as usual)! love the colors. i wouldn't have cleaned off the desk either before moving it around the room. in fact, mine is currently covered in stamps, ribbon, paper, and well i'm not sure what else. let's just say it's covered.

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  31. I love csn!

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  32. Very pretty card! I love the leafy image.

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  33. Loved your story, and it sounds just like some of my stories. I don't like to wait for help, so I try to do it myself and something always doesn't work right for me and I need to wait for the help. Love your card, gorgeous leaves.
    Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway...

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  34. funny story- glad it worked out in th end..
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  35. Thanks for the chance to win! Before I started card making I spent YEARS just organizing my stash. I couldn't quite commit to pulling it out and making messes with it, but I had a grand ol' time looking at it all and dreaming. By the time I got around to using the stuff I knew exactly where all of it was. :)

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  36. great card and your story reminds me of what I should be doing this moment. purging and selling the excess ;)

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  37. Hi Heather,
    I can so relate to working on the craft room late at night when everyone else is sleeping. Sometimes you just get these great ideas, and waiting just isn't an option! Glad you didn't get hurt! Thanks for an awesome giveaway. :)
    Take care,
    Angie in Utah
    abcammack@q.com

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  38. My craftroom could use a little, ok, a lot of organizing too :) Funny story and super cute card! Love this colour combo. Thanks for a chance for the give away!

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  39. Your story made me laugh - you should see our office - my computer desk is made from a painted door resting on two filing cabinets! It is long enough to comfortably fit the computer, a work area and the printer plus the bonus is the cords fit through where the doorknob used to be! Obviously, we coul use a little redecorating in our office! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  40. This card is so pretty! I just love the color combo you've used!!

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  41. Your card is gorgeous... I absolutely love these colors together!!!

    I loved your story about your dest... because I did this exact same thing, only it was my hubby's desk (that weighed a ton) and he was not real thrilled when he woke up to the crash of his monitor!!! I tried to make it better by saying, "at least you can get a new monitor now"!!!

    Thanks for sharing your story with us & this amazing giveaway!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com
    zloe.blogspot.com

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  42. Love your card!!! And, your story :) It's probably a lot funnier now than it was then!!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! Maureen

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  43. LOVE this card. did I say LOVE, I meant LOVE! lol! great colors and prints.
    sorry about your organizing mishap....that's why I don't do it. lol!

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  44. Love your beautiful card and love your stroy about the rearranging of your carft room! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

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  45. I'm reorganizing now and discovering all these goodies I didn't know I had :) Thanks for the chance for this giveaway!

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  46. picturing you in your pjs holding your desk while you watch your stamps and paper fly off your desk,wanting to scream, but you can't, cause everyone's asleep!!

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  47. I'm seriously laughing out loud here. I thought those kinds of things only happened to me! Thanks for sharing the story AND the awesome chance to win such great candy!

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  48. Gorgeous card. Love the pop of color!!! And I too am purging and feel like I haven't even made a dent! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  49. looking for inspiration to make a card for my brother...n i love the story!!!

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  50. I would use it towards a trunki for my daughter!
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  51. This is such a gorgeous card... I just love the colors...I am trying to purge & reorganize too :)

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  52. Your desk story cracks me up. Umm...yeah, guilty. I've pushed furniture around myself...full loaded!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  53. I love the colors and the felt border !

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  54. Love the simplicity of this card. The color combo is great. Very beautiful!

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  55. Yay! I love giveaways and yours is no exception!! Thanks! Have a great trip to the zoo. :)

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  56. Beautiful card, Heather. I laughed at your story!

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  57. Thanks for the giveaway! I love CSN and that card is super cute!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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