Monday, August 2, 2010

Cri-Kits Pens Giveaway & FREE DNC Files

Hello Everyone,
I am so excited and thrilled to share our giveaway sponsor this week!



Visit them today: CRI-KITS.COM
They are giving away a pen set and pen holder to one lucky blog follower this week!


These pens work in your Cricut and also in your Pazzles Inspiration Machines! I have to tell you, I am so in love with this whole print and cut concept. It's like being able to create digi stamps with your cutting files and then cutting them out!
There are several different sets to choose from with SWIRL ones available too.

Let me just say, Like most of you, I have had my share of gel, glitter pens over the years. I was pretty skeptical about these. I thought they wouldn't draw smoothly, would skip or would just be plain dried up and out!

But after playing with these, I have been very pleasantly surprised! They draw so smooth and with the little magnets on the ends, they pop right into place in their custom holder.

Okay to enter for your chance to win....you need to do the following:
  1. You must be a follower of this blog....thanks so much!
  2. You need to leave a comment on any post from today through Sunday, Augus8th, 2010.
That's it! I will be posting everyday this week, so that will give you up to 7 chances to enter to win! One random winner will be selected from among the posts!



PLUS
Cri-Kits.com has agreed to give you an additional 5% off their already slashed prices this week only! Use the special coupon code:

GETCOOKING for any CRI-KIT.com purchases you make through August 7



AND 

As a special bonus, if you order from them and use the coupon code: GETCOOKING, I will personally send you 5 special "draw and cut" designs I have made especially for this!
I will post pictures of the 5 special designs in a couple of days!


OKAY Now for my first project!

Okay, I made two things. I made a card and a tag.
Here is a closeup of the card. I designed the rose and then added the wording and the oval and oval scalloped shape. I used the Glitter gel pens to "draw the rose and the sentiment. I then cut it out with my cutter and then cut a matching scallop oval to layer behind the draw and cut. Worked like a charm!
Here is a close up angled view to show how the glitter shimmers through even after coloring the rose in with my Copics.
Here's a closer view of the tag.
Here is a closeup of the Star "Medallion" I made. I drew it with my pink glitter gel pen and then cut it out with my cutter. I colored it in with my Copics and then hit the whole thing with my Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink. I was inspired for the design by the pretty Basic Grey Patterned Paper I used.
Here is a closeup of the rose that I "drew and then cut". I used the glitter gel pens as you can see by the angle of this photo. You could set your "cut" lines even closer to the object so that no white shows. It was very accurate.
Here is a different angle of the same rose. You just don't see the shimmer from this angle.
So be sure to leave a comment on each post this week and become a follower to win!

Please keep checking back each day for a new project and a free "Draw and Cut" DNC file

So where are the FREE Draw and Cut Files?!!!
BTW, These files are available in: WPC, KNK, GSD & SVG!
If you want the Free Draw and Cut "Thinking of You" Sentiment: CLICK HERE
This included the FREE Draw and Cut Rose File, Thinking of You Sentiment and Matching Scalloped Oval.
If you want the FREE BG Star Medallion: CLICK HERE

100 comments:

Emily said...

Your cards are amazing as always. I love the glitter on them.

Emily C

DG said...

Love your rose. Your projects are always so beautiful and a work of art.

nanapuddin said...

Very pretty! TFS!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous, this is why I am a follower, your creativity gives great inspirations!!!!

Melissa said...

The medallion looks like it came right from the paper! I love it and the rose is so beautiful love the way the sparkle shines through!

Luv Scrapping Together said...

The card and tag are beautiful! This seems like a cool product. I look forward to seeing more.

~Saundra

angeland said...

Very cute cards

kramer_buffy said...

OMG Melin this is gorgeous, love all that glitter. So what font did you used for that gorgeous sentiment? It just writes so well w/ the pens!

-- dalis

Anna said...

Beautiful cards. Just awesome.

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Those are great projects, I love how those pens really shimmer....beautful! Staci

pennykitz said...

I love,love,love this card. I thank you so much for your time and talents that you share with us.
You are appreciated.
pennykitz@charter.net

rpoteat said...

Beautiful card and tag. Heard about the gel pens for the Cricut but never saw anything using them. Still haven't gotten my brain wrapped around how they work. Similar to the Cricut markers? Did you do a different "cut" each time you changed pens?

SandyK said...

I would love the cri kits gel pens. Your card and tag are so pretty. Like you I have allot of pens but nothing works the way it should. I've never won anything so I'm hoping. Thanks for the chance
Sandy

jjustjoan said...

Gorgeous cards-could you make a tutorial on drawig and cuting?, thanks Justjoan

TerriM56 said...

Beautiful Card and Tag. I Especially love the medallion. Thanks Terri

Mary said...

Your work is always so beautiful!

Scrapsofstuff/Daphne said...

Beautiful card! I would LOVE to win a holder and pens!

Kerry Stanek said...

Ooohhh!! Oooohhh!! Thank you for the chance at these! I'd love a set of my own. :)

sucor said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I would love to try these!

mommahobbit said...

Oh WOW! So very wonderful. My cricut would love to meet new friends to play with. I would love to introduce these to my cricut! tytyty for the chance.
http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

This is decinately a wow card! I love all the glitter on the rose. It shows up beautifully. Thanks for the cut files and thanks for the chance to win these awesome pens. I want them!

Joan said...

Right up my street! I can't seem to make cards WITHOUT bling and glimmer and glitz!!
I'm definitely off to try this out. The possibilities are endless! And you make it (sound) sooooooooooo easy:-) Thanks for the files!
Hugs, Joan

Cherie said...

Great cards - roses are always so versatile in cards making
Thanks Cherie

Tonia said...

I love the distressing and the torn paper! The glitter is a nice touch, also. Great work!

Linny said...

Love the look of those pens. The rose is so beautiful.Linda

Amy said...

Gorgeous examples, especially your rose. Thanks for the chance to win these pens!
the.k.krew(at)gmail(dot)com

kmcilrath said...

Absolutely beautiful. What a great job!

cinmfoster said...

Love the rose and medallion. Thanks for the inspiration.

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [03 Aug 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

amylynn said...

Gorgeous projects!! I would love a chance to win these awesome pens! Thanks!

Carrie said...

Love your projects! And awesome giveaway! I keep seeing wonderful projects with these pens and I would love to try them out! Thank you for the chance to win!

Lisa Avolio said...

Great designs. I still haven't tried gel pens in my Cricut. Winning would make that easy! Thanks.

Nancy said...

this card is awesome!! I would love to try these pens, so keeping my fingers crossed!!

Linda S. said...

Just discovered your site...beautiful work!! I've been skeptical about trying these gel pens, but you've changed my mind!

Paula said...

Beautiful card especially love the way the glitter shines through

Donna said...

I love your cards, thanks for sharing them with us.

Vicki W said...

I am loving these pens!! I think they would make a great addition to my stash ;-) ! Thanks for offering this giveaway!
dvwayne at gmail dot com

Connie said...

WOW! Fabulous card and these look like wonderful pens! Thanks for offering this giveaway! I'd love to win!

Robin said...

Beautiful Example of using your cricut as a multitasker! At the moment, I use mini gel pens and a rubber pen grip, and though it works, it isn't as smooth as the cri-kit pens are. I love the look you created!

JennyKozar said...

These are really pretty - I have wanted to try these out so thank you for the opportunity to win them!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!! I have their pens and holder too and LOVE LOVE LOVE them...I think they are the BEST on the market!!!!! Hands down!!

auntiejenni said...

wow...i just bought a cricut expressions and i thought i loved it, but i suppose that i really don't know all its capabilities yet. these pens are the exact reason why i'm still hanging onto it...i am happy to join this site with the hopes i will learn how to navigate my way through this. thank you for the opportunity to win the pens.

Krisi and Adam said...

Amazing cards and love the glitter! I would love to win some pens to use with my cricut!

Denise said...

Thanks for all your great projects. You are truly an inspiration to me!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Denise in WA
www.rndhud6.blogspot.com

Sandra said...

I absolutely LOVE your BLOG. You are so very creative and generouos to share your ideas with us.

Sandra

Debby said...

Love your card and bookmark they are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and the chance at winning the gel pens.
angel hugs
Debby

Ann said...

wow, how beautiful.
Ann W
weedmana@embarqmail.com

Robbie said...

Your card and tag are just beautiful.
Robbie@rstampin.com

Carole Miller said...

The card and tag are absolutely BEAUTIFUL. I got some of those pens for my daughter and she hasn't used them yet. Guess I need to light a fire under her.

Carole Miller

Carolyn said...

This would be so great to win. I have been wanting to try these pens but don't have any yet. Your card and tag are very pretty.

angeland said...

Your cards are beautiful. I have wanted to try these pens but right now it's not in the budget.

Wendy Raffin said...

TYFS & the chance to win these. I would love to try them, but am a little skeptic to spend the money. Winning would be terrific!!

jean said...

this all is so awesome, I would love to have the gelpens!! I hope I can win some, thanks for the chance, Jean

RickeyJ said...

As always your work is beautiful. Wouldn't mind seeing a tut on how you achieved this effect -- I'm visual so to see it as you explain works best for me. Of course "winning" the pens so I can put into practice what I've learned would be the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie said...

Your card and tag are absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and paper that you used. I had tried previously to become a follower on your site but it just wouldn't work. I finally made it today! Thanks for the chance to win those Cri-Kit gel pens.

Rosie said...

Love your card and tag, thank you for sharing. And thank you for the opportunity to win the CriKit gel pens.

Catherine said...

Your cards are just so beautiful and thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Your card is lovely...and all the elements are gorgeous as well. I haven't played with pens or markers in my cricut, and would sure love to win the set plus the holder!! Oh goodie...more stuff to tempt me with!!! I need that like I need a 3rd eye in the middle of my forehead!!! Hugs, Rockin Robin C

Tuesy said...

This is just such a beautiful card and tag! I love the glitter effects on it. Thank you for once again sharing your talent and files and the opportunity to maybe win a CriKit set..

Terri said...

Your work is so inspiring. I have learned more from visiting your site than I ever did on the Pazzle site. I have a new lease on creativity and I love your new card.

Toni said...

What a lovely card. Thanks for the chance to win the pens.

Sonya said...

Wow, lovely projects!! You are so creative and now I HAVE to have these pens!!! Thanks for a chance to win!

LadyTrucker said...

Beautiful work! Thank you for the chance to win the cri-kits pens!

jd.bailey said...

Love your work. The cards are just gorgeous.

Sande said...

I'm a follower and this card is gorgeous. I love the colors you have chosen.

Would love to win the pens.

cabledawg7001 said...

Really cute, you always have such cute files.

Creative Monkey Designs said...

going to look at the gel pens now. Thank you for the information and for sharing your creatvity.

AprilsL8 said...

Great cards! Thanks for the free cut n draw files!!

myska said...

I am enamored of the medallion! I so want these pens. I tried using the markers with my elementary students working on States projects and it was just not satisfactory. I think these would work ever so much better!

JeannieH said...

I love your cards! They truly rival any that I have seen on the commercial market, so much better!! I would love to have a set of pens to detail my work too!

Rosie said...

Thank you for sharing the medallion, rose and text files and also the chance to witn the Crikit set. Your card and tag is awesome.

ginnieg said...

Looks like I didn't complete my comment so will start over. I mentioned your awesome talent and thanked you for the chance to win your give-away.

Chris said...

I see I have my work cut out for me once the boys go back to school. Great projects. Thanks so much for sharing.

ajandfour said...

I usually get your posts through a group I am on. I am now a follower. Would love to win these pens.

ajandfour said...

These pens are awesome. I love the way the images glitter.

Gargayle said...

Beautiful work! Thanks so much for opportunity to win a set!

Nikki said...

Your work is amazing and inspirational! I love these new pens! They would have been a terrific asset to have for a tag project I had. I always look forward to your posts!

Cricut Critter said...

You are one talented lady! I love your work it truly is inspirational.

Sharon said...

Love the stuff you make you got the art part for sure

Taressa said...

I love the simplicity of the flower - its beautiful with the slight shimmer. Nicely done :)

Carrie K said...

WOW! That card is BEAUTIFUL!!!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

Shana said...

wow, these are really beautiful. Love the glitter look alot. really need to get these pens.

shanasewing at yahoo dot com

Dawn said...

must get me some of these markers. love the card

CarolynG said...

These pens look awesome!!! I cannot wait to see the fabulous profects you do with them!!!

ututo said...

I just spent two hours on your webpage and have only scratched the surface! Thank you for your generosity of time and talent.
Maria
(ututo at verizon dot net)

Kim. said...

Wow wow wow what a lovely card and effect, I cannot believe how much glitter shine you get from these pens. Thanks for the chance to join in, I am already a follower.
Kim xXx

Sandy said...

Very lovely! I'm liking these pens!!! Hope I win!

Got2BCrafting said...

Just beautiful... that rose is to die for.
Lori
http://got2bcrafting.blogspot.com/
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

cherubshirl said...

I love your designs thanks

JeannieH said...

How beautiful! Love the rose.

Cyndi Budhi said...

Just beautiful, and I would love to see a tutorial on this technique if you could share.

judyb said...

pretty pretty..............how cool
JudyB

Angela Lee said...

I love the rose and medallion card. Absolutely lovely.

Sheri said...

Love 'em

sucor said...

Thank you for so generously sharing your ideas and files! Your card and tag are stunningly beautiful!

Sherry said...

OMG - I just love your work, You do an amazing job. Very creative. Makes me want to make some cards. Thanks for sharing all your awesome projects. I would love to win the pens so I can make one of these projects.
Scrappy62

jennyplace2 said...

Love the card, such a great job and the glitter pens just add the final touch!

Ga said...

Awesome card - love the colors. Jackie

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Stunning! Breathtakingly beautiful!

Dee said...

Lovely - I haven't tried drawing on the pazzles (or cricut) yet so hope to give it a try soon.

Dee