Monday, April 12, 2010

Hosting Monday Mania @ CA&F .... plus my Birthday Blog Candy!!!


The time has come for me to say WOOT WOOT!!!! I wanted to scream on top of the rooftops when Amy asked me to host this week's Monday Mania at Club Anya!!

For my challenge, I wanted to do something diffrent... something that hasn't been done before. Incorporate some type of paper ephemera or jewelry that is not your typical, run-of-the-mill paper crafting supply. Include such things as mementos, ticket stubs, price tags, packaging material... ANYTHING!

I am FOREVER collecting souvenirs or inspiring tidbits here and there. This card is actually for my preggo self last year. I'm probably going to include this on a scrapbooking lay-out.

The embellishments are:

1. an old earring bought at Etsy as an owl mobile.
2. a crib made out of incense sticks' ends.
3. clothing tags (whale, swaddled babe, and tag behind the sentiment).
4. a strip of a favorite handwriting (kol laj).
5. a drawn heart/initial by my niece, I.
6. picture of giraffes saved from party favors made by my sister.

The embellies were saved from my baby shower for MK. I am quite a pack-rat but am so happy I got to "recycle" these special items. I have enjoyed my pregnancy tremendously. And all the feelings associated with that bliss & promise of a new beginning for me are embedded in these mementos that I saved. Anyway, I am going to stop right there before I start tearing up. I'm corny like that!

I did want to add that I also like re-using old jewelry as charms. Isn't that owl 'mobile' darling? :)

I hope you all join in on the challenge at CA & F. Please upload your entry at the Gallery under Monday Mania. Select Rinne's ephemera. Can't wait to see your creations!

And this *blissful* post, DRUMROLL please.........

Here's my birthday blog candy:


There are more than 40 items that include some of my favorite items -- Dear Lizzy rub-ons, Love Elsie stickers, kol laj papers, distressing inks, 6x6 patterned papers, small & big brads, a mini canvas and a cardboard album to name most of them.

Three stamps are also included -- an anime stamp from In Style, a ching chou kuick stamp from Sweet Pea, and a Cheeky stamp from TGF.

Please leave me a comment below and link back to my blog by April 25th, midnight Standard Pacific Time. I will pick a random winner by the afternoon of that day. If you can, please also post a pic of my blog candy on the side bar of your blog. I will ship ANYWHERE.

Thanks for visiting!!!


Sparkplug17 said...

This is just adorable!

Cami said...

Hi Rinne! Congrats on your TGF Monday Mania host for this week! You do beautiful work! You will do Amy proud with your creations. Thank you also for stopping by my blog. The DP I used is Basic Grey Kioshi 6x6 pack and it is loaded with beautiful papers! I usually give more details but I injured my right hand and couldn't type much but it's healing now! I can't forget your sister's name is Corinne also! Such a pretty name! Hugs, Cami

Cristina said...

Happy birthday! I love the frames you added on the card - so creative!

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Look at that adorable card, Love what you did with the owl earing. So talented. Will link your candy up on my blog. You are an April baby like me!

Stephanie J said...

CONGRATS, MS. MANIAC! Guess what? I literally squealed when I read your name - now to get the time to play along; CA&F generally isn't a priority... but it is this week!

Amy said...

Oh Rinne, you know I absolutely adore this card and how special it is because of all those saved tidbits you've included on it in such a clever way... what a work of art! Thanks again for giving us such a fun challenge to play along with this week! :)
Oh and fab birthday candy giveaway... looks like there is loads of cool stuff in there!

JoAnn V. ( said...

Yay! So awesome for you to be featured at CA&F! :) Yippee!

Just posted about your blog candy too! Fun!

Love your card - you're the queen of ephemera! :)

Lalo said...

was blog hopping today and saw you over up on the Club Anya blog. How awesome :)

Tina said...

congrats on the guest spot. Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing the love ---


Beth aka BR-T said...

Hey There I actually used your ephemera idea for a future Unscripted Challenge, thanks for the awesome idea! Your candy looks great, I find that circus paper really interesting not to mention everything else! Beth

Randi said...

Rinne! How did I miss you hosting?!?!?! Sorry! Big congrats!!! You are so amazing and make an incredible host!!! You are a huge inspiration with your TGF creations!!!!

Ashley Newell said...

Super cute card! I love it! And Happy Birthday!

Here's my link to your candy:

Anonymous said...

Hi! Congratulations on the hosting... I´m a little late, but... better later than... ;)
Love your cards and the blog candy too ;)

yyam said...

Ooh...I love the little "scene" you adorable!

Happy birthday to you...your blog candy is yummy! :)

Denise said...

Happy Birthday Rhine. I just came across your blog. Love it. Your Bliss sign at the top rocks. I posted your candy to my blog. Thank you so much for the chance to win such yummy goodies! I'm a California girl too, just in the Southern part :)

Rosa Forino said...

WOW!!! This is really some wonderful candy.. Thanks for a chance to win..
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Hugs, rosa
i am new follower

Soribel said...

wow!!!congrats!!!!!i follow you!!!nice blog!

Irinca said...

I am a follower also and added a link to the sidebar
Thank you so much for the chance to take part!!!

Greetings from Russia

Anna said...

Happy b-day Corinne! And congrats too!
Thanks for sharing all this yummy stuff with us! =^__^=
Hugs from Italy, Anna

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for the chance to win!!

JoAnn V. ( said...

I'm late with this but belated congrats on being featured at CA&F! You're the ephemera QUEEN and you totally rocked this card! :)

Ukka said...

Happy Birthday Corinne! And congrats too!And wishing you many more! I would like to participate in this give away, the gift is precious! I announce in my blog on my right sidebar! Regards

KroXa said...

my Congratulations !!!! - on my sidebar)


Donna Espiritu said...

i thought i've posted a comment already, good thing i checked!!! :D

i knew about your blog through the uber talented sunghee!! :)

i posted your blog candy on my blog (sidebar image)

thanks and belated happy birthday!

sunghee said...

Happy belated birthday! Heehee.
How generous of you!

Olga said...

Happy Birthday Corinne!
I like this creative card and your nice blog!
Such a wonderful SWEET candy! Thank you so much!
Hugs from Russia!

Olga said...

P.S. I've linked the candy to my sidebar

Evgeniia said...

Thanks for an opportunity to participate! The reference to my page at the left

Sissi said...

Great candy! I’ve posted it on my blog and I’m also a new follower.
Hugs from Italy

Tanya said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!
Thanks for the chance to wit this fantastic candy! Really want to be the lucky winner.
Linked it on my sidebar.
Thanks and welcome to my blog...

Bram_fam said...

You have really beautiful cards on your blog. Your daughter's cards are adorable too! Very much like my daughter's ;). Thanks so much for offering the candy!

Glo said...

Thanks for the candy, you are on my sidebar:

freddysmykid said...

Beautiful cards! GREAT BLOG!