Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm celebrating the Summer in Paris Cricut Cartridge with a give-away!!

Hi, everyone and thanks so much for visiting my blog!  I am so in love with the soon-to-be released Cricut Cartridge, Summer in Paris!  I also have a new-found love of creating mini albums!  So, I am going to start assembling a kit to make one just as soon as my cartridge arrives!  At the same time, I will assemble a second kit that you can enter to win!  Of course, you are free to create your album using whatever cartridge and cuts you wish.  You don't have to use Summer in Paris, I just plan to select papers, etc, for the albums that I think will work well with that cartridge.  So, just leave a comment to be entered.  And, if you don't mind, tell me what your favorite cartridge is of the new releases!
Blessings and Hugs!
Good luck, everyone!

UPDATE:  WOW!!!  I think I got carried away, but I thought I would give an update on how the kit is progressing.  I have the 6X6 chipboard cut (6 pages, so the mini will be the standard 12 page mini).  Here's where I got carried away--the winner will receive 42 6X6 papers!!!  I know!  I went crazy!!!    You will have plenty to choose from, that's for sure!!! That's all I have done so far, but I will add LOTS more goodies to the kit--binder rings, Tim Holtz findings, stamped images, you get the idea.  I round the corners on my minis.  What do you gals think?  Want me to round the corners for you?  And if so, just the chipboard, or all the papers, too?  Post some comments and let me know!  I want this to be fun!!!  Input from those who post comments will help me tailor the kit more to what you want.  I'm excited!  This is my first kit give-away!!  If it goes over well, I'm sure I'll do more in the future!  Oh, and I forgot to put a deadline!  DUH!!!  The cartridges are supposed to be out in mid-April, so let's set the deadline for 9pm PST on April 1st.  That will give me time to get the kit to the winner  before the cartridges ship.  Sound good?

UPDATE #2:  As I go through my stash, it appears obvious to me that I have been unknowingly preparing for this cartridge for a LONG time!!!  I have purchased SO many printables with a Parisian theme that I am amazed myself!!  French dress forms and windows, chandaliers and peacocks, hot air balloons, and tags too numerous to mention. I'm going to need a BIG box to ship this kit to the winner!!!  And I haven't even started going through my embellishment stash yet!!!  WOOHOO!!!  This is so much fun!!

UPDATE #3:  Went through my printables stash and got those ready and added to the kit.  I stopped counting at 50 tags!!!  There are three sheets of vellum and some cardstock shapes, as well.  Now I will go through my embellishment stash.  The way it is looking, if you have some chipboard, you should easily have enough in this kit to complete AT LEAST two other mini albums.  I tried to whittle it down a little, but there really isn't anything that I can't see working in some way, so I'm leaving it ALL in!!  I'm hoping to post pictures of all the goodies once I'm done, so check back!

YIKES!!!  Are you ready?  I had to take TEN pictures to show just a sampling of what is in this prize.  And I still want to add some trims and fibers!  Anyway, here we go:

Webster's Pages vellum--Two sheets


Another Webster's Pages Vellum sheet


Just a small sampling of the papers--Remember the winner will receive 42 6X6 sheets of top-quality papers, many of which are glittered or foiled.


Over FIFTY tags, Acetate Top Note and Pink mini brads
This really is quite a stack of tags!


Naked Chipboard Eiffel Tower, frames and off cuts
One mylar Eiffel Tower


Some of the embellies


More embellies, charms, binder rings, clips, paper flowers, boa, pearls

One page of printed French images
One page of Memento Stamped French Images


Ladies in hats ephemera


Vintage shoes Ephemera

WHEW!!!  I will be adding more goodies to this kit, but that's it for now.  I want to go shop for some lace and fibers to add to it.  So, what do you think?  Se Magnifique?

Hugs!
Linda

UPDATE:  I didn't take a picture of it, but I am adding a 7 Gypsies stamp set to the kit, as well!!  Great stamps that will work with SOOO many projects!!!  WOOHOO!!!  This is fun!!

UPDATE:  Today, I have added fibers, ribbons and some gorgeous lace pieces to the kit, along with several yummy feathers!!!  This is one HUGE kit!!!

91 comments:

  1. Oh, how sweet of you!!!

    I think my fav from what I have seen is Summer Vacation.

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  2. My favorite is Create A Critter! :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  3. Can't wait to see your mini book. I am working on my first mini as we speak, so fun!
    I like Summer in Paris,but I believe Straight from the Nest Cartridge is my favorite as of yet.

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  4. I think this Paris cart is going to be my favorite, I also like the give a hoot. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. Shari (cricutrookie)

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  5. I want them all!! But, if I had to choose it would be Summer in Paris. Thanks for the chance to win! I have so gotten into making minis. they are addictive!
    wandwandco

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  6. Wow that is so sweet of you. My fave is the birthday cake cart. I also like the critter one. Thank you so much for doing this.

    Cathi (aka rianandzoeysgram)

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  7. My favorite cart is create a critter, although I am a sucker for minis. Thanks for the chance to win. If I do, it will give me a reason that I have to by the summer in paris mini. :)

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  8. Create A Critter is soooo cute! Want it now! :) Thanks for the chance to win...

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  9. If I could only pick one, it would be Create A Critter. But If I can find a really really really good sale I might have to have the Summer ones and Indepence day

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  10. Create A Critter is my favorite for the new releases today (it probably would have been Summer in Paris had it been released when I was creating the invitations, decorations and a 40 page wedding album for my daughter's wedding (at the Paris Las Vegas). I'll probably purchase it so I can make a mini for myself! Thanks for the chance to win your generous giveaway...if I'm lucky enough to win I'd love to have all the corners rounded!!!

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  12. I can't decide whichi s my favorite between the 4th of july one (i love the old timey look of the things) and the creat-a-critter. that one will be so much fun for cards for my little cousins. :)

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. I've always wanted to try a mini album.

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  13. I'm so there with ya, Lady!! This has got to be one of the best cartridges yet!! Can't wait to see your mini!!

    So my fav? Yep, it's the Paris one!! LOL

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  14. This Paris cart would be great for me right now because my daughter was in Paris for 3 months last year and wants me to do a few mini albums for her and her friend. Yet my favorite new release is the create a critter. Your so thoughtful for doing this giveaway. Hope to be a lucky winner. Also became a follower, take some time a visit my new blog. debbiebakk.blogspot.com

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  15. Very nice of you to do this....Your blog is beautiful.

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  16. It's so hard to pick a favorite. I guess I pick Summer Vacation because I love to take Vacations.

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  17. I am loving the create a critter but still just want just because cards. your kit sounds super fun though! I would love to make my first mini with your kit!

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  18. Hi Linda,
    I have my eye on the Elegant Cakes cartridge. I love making minis too, and I think that would be a great cartridge!

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  19. I love the Summer Vacation cart. I also like the Create A Critter - cute images for cards. Some of the "cake ones" looked like they would make great cards, too. I could go on and on. :-)

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  20. I haven't had a chance to look at the entire contents of all the cartridges yet, but from the projects I've seen I'm going to say Summer Vacation and Summer in Paris!

    Thanks so much for the chance!

    MelissaAllore on the Cricut Board

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  21. so many images on summer in paris are so feminine and scrolly!!!!!!!!!!! i am worried about the cuts being too delicate but happyhappyjoyjoy or was it pinkstamper!!! said they worked well even at 4 inches for a card so i am back on the love wagon for this cart! and 3d images, oh my!!!

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  22. WOW, what a deal. So far my favorite is the Summer Vacation cart. Joy at Obsessed with Scrapbooking did a fantastic layout with the roller coaster from this cart. I think it is the most awesome design I've seen yet from Provo Craft!

    jennydecuir@hotmail.com

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  23. How incredible of you to do this!!! I think my favorite of the new carts is Nursery Rhymes. I love the silhouettes, and one of my best friends has 10 month old twin girls. I have already started thinking of the cute stuff I can make for these absolutely precious angels. Then again, I'm all about vacationing. I think I work just so I can take off for one. LOL. So I'm loving the Summer Vacation cart too. (I pre-ordered all three).

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  24. This is sweet of you Linda I can read your excitement with the cart!!! Round my corners... Tim Holtz love him..... Cant wait to see what you do with this. Its such an awesome cart!

    JackieCassady

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  25. I think Create A Critter is my fave. I have never made a mini-album before so I trust your "corner" judgement and would love this inspiration to make my first.

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  26. i like the critters the most.

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  27. I'm not sure which new cartridge I'd really like to have since I'm so broke my pennies are laughing at me. But this is such a good way to share in your delight. As far as the chipboard.... I wouldn't want the edges rounded til I would know what I would be doing with the chipboard.

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  28. Sounds like fun I would love to win this

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  29. Great idea! I love the Paris one but, I'm jaded as I honeymooned in Paris! I cannot wait and thank you for the opportunity to win!

    http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/

    Right now I'm enjoying my Robotz but, want to add the Paris one too!

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  30. So sweet of you!!!!

    I am in love with Summer in Paris Also!!! It is so pretty!

    Thanks, Charlotte
    charlottecornett@att.net

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  31. i can't wait to see what is in the giveaway, tfs so much. i wish you well.

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  32. Thanks for this opportunity! I am excited to see this cart as I still have pictures from two trips to Paris to scrap. I am also excited for Nursery Rhymes - I love that there are only 2 layers and can see some beautiful cards and pages being made!

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  33. The Paris cart caught my eye right away. I think it is my favorite of the new ones, but I really like them all. It is so very nice of you to give all this candy away. Even if I don't win, I do hope you will put your mini book on your blog when it is finished so we can all see it.
    Thanks so much, Karen

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  34. For some reason my eye has been drawn to the cake carts~~I love cake but I don't think that is the reason...LOL I am with you though Summer in Paris is awesome!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win, I would love to try a mini!
    Candi
    bernshwag@yahoo.com

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  35. Hey Linda, I'm really excited by the Summer in Paris cart because I'm going in April! Woo-hoo! Thanks for a chance to win your kit. Pam
    pcrusberg at aol dot com

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  36. That is very sweet of you and I'm so looking forward to this cartridge also, looks great!

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  37. I would like the Creat a Critter. It looks very fun and cute.

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  38. I left you an award on my blog. Please stop by and pick it up when you can. http://crazycrafter57.blogspot.com/ Claudette

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  39. Thanks for doing such a fantastic giveaway!!! I think my favourite new release would have to be Create a Critter. They are soooo cute!

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  40. Oh thanks for the chance to win. Man, I have to choose one favorite. I love several but I guess I'll have to say Create a Critter. Those critters are so cute and I think they can be used on many things, scrap book pages, cards, favors, etc.

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  41. Oh I definitely need this kit. I went to Paris 2 years ago for my birthday and have over 500 pics that are just waiting for this wonderful cart. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful "kit".

    Cynthia C

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  42. You are correct, you clearly were waiting for this cartridge. Great ideas for ways to put this one together.

    ksderby on MB

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  43. I love the looks of this cart too. You have so many yummy things to go with it too.

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  44. My pictures from Paris from 10 years ago are still sitting untouched so i would love to win this!

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  45. Wow, gorgeous!!! I can't wait for the cart either. Thank you for the chance to enter!

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  46. I so hope I win this I love everything Paris! And am planning a trip there in 2012!!!!

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  47. My favorite cart so far is the Create A Critter, the little critters are just adorable!

    Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  48. I would love to get this cartridge for the hot air balloon alone. We went to the balloon festival last year and that would look good on my scrapbook pages. Can't wait to see your finished product.

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

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  49. Oh my goodness!! This kit you are creating is absolutely amazing!! Everything looks like it will coordinate with the Paris cart perfectly!! My favourite cart is the Critters I think but I was to win your stash, the Paris one would HAVE to be on my "hit" list!! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

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  50. I can't get over all the stuff you're piling in this kit!! Someone's gonna luv that baby!!

    By the way, I'm luvin my Sentimentals cart the best right now. Shhhhh..... don't tell it, but it will soon be replaced by the Paris cart when it arrives!! :)

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  51. What beautiful papers. I like all the new cartridges but believe either Summer Vacation or Create a Critter are my favorites.

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  52. I am drooling over this cartridge. I m working on a book thats all Paris things.....its a work in progress. Your give a way is fantastic! I would love to have your book, its right up my alley! I even have a room with somewhat of a Paris thing, the eiffel tower is on my wall as well as a Paris clock etc

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  53. My favorite is definitely Summer in Paris!!! I now am holding off on finishing my vacation album so I can use this cart for my vacation in Paris a couple of years ago (no I'm not caught up, lol!). This is an awesome kit!

    I even have a cricut cover with Eiffel Towers all over it :)

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  54. Wow! This is be on, "Se Magnifique!" Thank you for sharing! ~Adriana

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  55. Wow great giveaway. I think my favorite new cart is elegant cakes.
    Debe

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  56. Oui! Se Magnifique! I cannot believe how many things you've added!!!! What a fantastic RAK!

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  57. Awesome! Fantastique! Summer In Paris absolutely my favorite so far! Love the vintage items you added to the kit...so into the vintage style. Merci! Thank you so much for the chance to win.
    Anna

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  58. Summer in Paris is going to feed my hunger for all things flourish-y. Is that a word? Anyway, love it, love it, love it! Thanks for the chance to win all the cuteness! Sonya

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  59. This is the one cart from the new Summer collection that I want! Hope I win!

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  60. When I showed my daughter the Paris mini she was so excited! She is 12 years old and is taking French so she loves anything about French/France/Quebec!

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  61. Linda this is my favorite new release and after this one it is of course Serenade...Oh my i was salivating just looking at all the goodies you have shown.... I love this cartridge and that parisian theme.... yummy.... I hope i'm the one who wins this.. what i would do with this...OMG...
    CandaceJ

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  62. The Paris cart is just gorgeous! And your kit is over the top gorgeous as well.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize!!
    Karen

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  63. OMG!!! I was just showing this cart to friends today. They run the local beauty shop and already have a "French" decor that would blend beautifully with the images on this cart.

    OhScrappyDaze formerly Laurinda Cricut MB

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  64. Love mini albums. My fav of the new releases is probably summer vacation. What a great package for a giveaway.

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  65. I am going to cross my fingers and hope that this comes to my house. I love the paris cart, and on top of that, putting together a mini album for my sister would be the second best gift ever (maybe third...the first and second being the money I sent her to go whale watching and...if only...a return trip to France, she lived there while she was in HS, so she would ADORE this).

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  66. Would love to win this, love the paris theme

    spolack@cox.net

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  67. i'm loving the summer in paris cart. its where my husband and i honeymooned, but i have yet to scrap any of our pics yet!

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  68. I am going on my second honeymoon to Paris in May. I would LOVE TO HAVE this!!!!!!!!! You rock!

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  69. I think your choice of items for the kit are amazing!

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  70. SUper Awesome, Looks like you are truly "Paris Inspired"..Great give away!!

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  71. Can't wait to get my hands on this cart--I have tons of pics from trips to paris over the years! what a great kit you have going!
    hope the knees arn't bothering you to much!

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  72. Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this cart!! The kit is FABULOUS!!! Thanks for offering this up :)

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  73. Wow, what a great kit for a mini ablum (or ten). Thanks so much for the chance to win some great accents to the summer in paris cart.

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  74. How exciting!!! All of your goodies are awesome! Thanks so much! scrappincindy

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  75. wowser
    great giveaway, may be incentive enough tofinally scrap Paris pics
    thanks so much
    Diana (jesuisdiana)

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  76. OMGoodness. What an amazing giveaway! One lucky person (hopefully me) will be soooo happy! Everything looks so great. Thank you. I too am very excited about this cart. I'm from England but live in AZ and love everything Paris. Thank you very much for the chance to win. (here's crossing everything!!!)

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  77. I ordered create a critter, and give a hoot. Summer in Paris is really nice too! kzwief@aol.com

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  78. Create a Critter for me! But seeing those goodies makes me rethink on the Summer in Paris! Thanks!!!
    Elizabeth

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  79. So nice of you to offer something to OTHERS in your excitement!

    Is anything better than Summer in Paris? I mean, aside from actually being IN Paris in the summer. :) ho ho

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  80. Thanks for offering a chance to win a kit. Love the opportunity. At first I thought my favorite cartridge would be Create A Critter, but the more I see of Just Because Cards the more I think I just have to have it too. So it's a tie now.

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  81. Wow what an amazing kit! I have 2 friends who were both in Paris last year so would love the kit. You really put a lot into the kit. My favourite cartridge.. hmm so hard to choose. If I had to choose it would be Elegant cakes. Can't wait for Cricut cake machine.

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  82. What a great prize. I love everything you are putting in the kit. Of course my favorite cartridge is Summer in Paris. Cant't wait to get it. Thank you!!!!!!!!

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