1.09.2012

Chocolate milk cows =

...an ideal birthday card for me. :)
For this weeks Lawn Fawn challenge (Birthday)


and for Simon Say Stamp (use something new - I used my new Fiskars cloud punch)

The pink ribbon in this photo looks kinda funky and ugly, but it's really a nice pink IRL.


I made this for a friend of mine who had a birthday recently and shares my love of chocolate milk - we've decided that someday, we're going to open up our own dairy farm and invent chocolate milk cows - thus the sentiment inside of the card - 'may all your dreams come true'. ;)

So today is my birthday, and to thank for God allowing me to bumble around the earth this long (and also in gratitude of being a Hero Arts fab five recently), I'm giving away one Hero Arts stamp set of your choice!
If I were you, I'd be thinking along the lines of THIS gorgeous stamp, or THIS perfect masucline set, or THIS pretty collage set - yummm! Or maybe one of those new Sizzix-Hero Arts combos...mmmm...
All you have to do is leave a comment, and, as always, if you're a follower, you get an extra entry (leave a second comment letting me know).
Hurry up, because this is only open till this Wednesday (the 12th) at midnight!

Now I'm off to go to Mass, and then, to the stamp store! It'll be the first time in my cardmaking 'career' that I've actually been to one, so yes, a little bit excited here. ;)

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Cardstock: LSS, Bazzil
Patterned paper: Colorbok, K&Company
Stamps: Lawn Fawn "Critters on the Farm", Hero Arts "Essential Messages" and "Sending Smiles Messages"
Ink: Staz-on
Ribbon: American Crafts

Tools: trimmer, scissors, Fiskars cloud punch

58 comments:

  1. So cool this giveaway Clare!! Thanks for that, it's so sweet!

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  2. O wow!! I love this card!! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping :-)

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  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!! (DID you hear? That was ME singing in Celine Dion-like voice--LOL)!! I love love your sweet card with cow! And please leave me out in the draw as I owe you some mail as it is! Just want to tell you how much you are appreciated! All the best to you, Clare! xoxo

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  4. Please do not include me in the drawing, Clare - I just wanted to pop in and say, Happy Birthday to you! Love this fun card for your friend - (my hubby drinks chocolate milk everyday!)

    I cannot believe you have never been to a stamp store - I hope you've planned to be there for a few hours, so you can soak it all in - can't wait to hear about it! Hugs to you, sweet girl! :)

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  5. Hi Clare, and a very Happy Birthday to you! I love your sweet little cow...a chocolate milk cow would be so cool, wouldn't it? I hope you have fun at your first ever stamp store shopping experience!

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  6. so adorable...Love the scene you have created here.

    Happy Birthday Clare. wishing you many blessings and lots of cake... Have a wonderful day..

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  7. I am already a follower...love your creativity..

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  8. Happy Birthday! Such an adorable
    card-- I love the cow image. I follow your blog--thanks for the
    chance to win; you are always so
    generous!!

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  9. Clare - I am fairly new to the HA Flickr group, but I LOVE seeing your stuff! You're so very talented. And this chocolate milk cow card does not disappoint. It's funny, the first thing I said (out loud, to myself :)) was "ooh! I love that ribbon". And your very next comment was how it looked funky/ugly in the pic and so much better IRL. LOL! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway!
    Kim

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  10. Happy birthday to you! I wish you lots of fun!
    What a fun card you made for your friend. That is what I love about stamping. You can create such personal cards, perfectly tailor made!

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  11. Super cute, Clare! I like how the sweet pink ribbon really highlights the card!

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  12. this cow is too cute!!! bravo!

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  13. Happy birthday and do I ever love hero art stamps. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs, Nellie.

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  14. hi clare,

    wishing you a very happy birthday!!!enjoy the stamp store..i am sure you will.
    i always stay there for hours if i am able to visit one.unfortunately here we don´t have many..
    hugs, franziska

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  15. Tee hee! I LOVE your chocolate milk cow! It is so cute and clever! Adorable scene you have created here! I hope you had a fantastic time at the stamp store and hope you picked up lots of goodies! :) I am so glad you joined us at Lawnscaping! Thank you for celebrating our birthday with us!

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  16. Happy happy birthday Claire! Your card is super cute. Chocolate milk cow, what an innovative idea! May your wish come true.

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  17. Happy Birthday! I love the Picadilly "Hello There" 4x6 set. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  18. Happy Birthday Clare. The chocolate milk cow is so clever! Have a wonderful time at the stamp store. (Please leave me out of the drawing...I do have a wonderful store right near me and go there way too often).

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  19. Happy Birthday Clare!!! You are so sweet to be giving back again! I hope your Birthday is as sweet as you are. I can't believe I wasn't already following your blog! Iam now. I hope you enjoy your first visit to the stamp store and that it is a great one! Happy Birthday again. Hugs!!!

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  20. Happy Birthda Clare! Hope you had a truly special day. Your Chocolate Milk cow is so cute!

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  21. What a cute card - I actually giggled when I saw it - your chocolate cow is adorable! Happy Birthday, Clare :)

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  22. Wow!!! this card so cute and adorable.I LOVEEE it!! Thank you so much for playing at Lawnscaping :)

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  23. Happy birthday, clare :) your chocolate milk is too cute!

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  24. a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Clare. Hope the day has been very good for you.

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  25. and thanks for allow me to have another chance at winning... as a follower. You are one very generous young lady

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  26. Happy Birthday Clare. I am a new follower. A cute card.

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  27. Happy Birthday Clare! Wishing you a VERY Happy Birthday. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. Hi Clare...I forgot to mention that I am a NEW follower! Thanks again for the chance to win!

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  29. LOVE to join in Clare, thank you.
    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

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  30. Happy Birthday, deeeaarrr Claaarrreee, Happy Birthday to you! And Many More! What a sweetheart you are to do a giveaway on your own birthday!

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  31. Love this, Clare! It's simple, yet so sweet! Thank you for joining us at Lawnscaping birthday celebration! :)

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  32. Happy Birthday Clare!
    thanks for a chance to win. I hope you had a great time at the shop - I know I would!
    Love you cowcard too, so cute!

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  33. I already wrote on Flickr..but I'll wrote here too! Happy, happy birthday Clare! I love your cards and I think you're very kind and generous person. Wish you all the best!***

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  34. Happy Birthday sweetie. Your so talented and so love your style of cards. Either romantic with a touch of elegance or CAS with little touches of whimsy. Wow your just a star and you do shine in our HA Group.Hugs

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  35. Happy Belated Birthday Clare! I hope your day was awesome! Love the chocolate milk cow. Too cute!! :)

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  36. Happy Happy Birthday and congrats on your fab five! You are so generous to have this giveaway. I hope you had the best time at the stamp store. I can't believe it was your first time!

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  37. cutest cow ever--love your scene!

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  38. Happy birthday to you! I wish you lots of fun!
    Your card is so cute and special.

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  39. I am already a follower...love your blog..

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  40. Happy Belated Birthday, Clare! Hope you had lots of fun on your special day!

    Adorable card and actually the ribbon looks lovely on this card!

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  41. Gorgeous card :-) I love the image and the whole design is fabulous !! LOVE it :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  42. What a sweet chocolate cow. What a cute idea! Happy Birthday!

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  43. Hope you had a wonderful birthday filled with lots of fun, cakes and presents :-)

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  44. Happy birthday Clare! Instead of using using black and white for the cow, you are using gray and black, this unique and cool ideas. The subtle color make this card neither for masculine or feminine, it can be for anyone. any gender.. and i like it..

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  45. I already be your follower, good luck for your dairy farm and I wish you have blast Birthday..! :)

    -leva

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  46. Happy Birthday Clare! I love your cow card - it is just wonderful! Your blog is a great inspiration.

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  47. goodness! for someone who hasn't stepped foot into a stamp store, you've done pretty well! how was your visit to the stamp store?!

    happy birthday! love your chocolate cow card! i love chocolate milk too!

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  48. Happy Birthday and thank you so much for your generous offer of a gift! I came to your blog through Flikr and will definitely be a follower - like your stuff very much!!

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  49. I am now a follower. I hope you meant midnight US Pacific coast time as it's only 9:30 p.m. here on the 11th!

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  50. Wow!!!! I think I fall in love with this cow....sooo cute!!! The colors you use is fantastic! Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)

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  51. I love your chocolate cow and hope both your dreams come true, keep believing! Congratulations on your card being featured over at Lawnscaping!

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