Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CSN Giveaway and a Crossing Guard Card

I love summer nights – and I love the ambiance provided by solar lighting. CSNLighting has a huge variety of lighting options for all needs, but I am especially attracted to their solar light products. I love solar lights along garden paths or in gardens, but I also find them a great way to keep safe while camping. We place the lights near guy-wires and cords and also near the campfire (although not too close!). Solar lights are very portable and can be located where needed – and require no energy source! How perfect is that?!


If you would like to try some solar lights (or any other CSN product), enter my giveaway for a $40 gift certificate to be used at any of CSN’s 200+ stores. Just add a comment below and let me know what type of lighting you would choose if you won. Giveaway ends 12 midnight EST on July 7 and I will draw a random number to choose a winner on July 8.  Be sure to leave me a way to contact you should you be the lucky winner! (Contest open to residents of Canada and the United States only.)

Now for the Crossing Guard Card!

I made this card as a thank you for my youngest son's crossing guard.  Whenever I make her a card, I am sure to add an image of her STOP sign somehow.  For this card, the waves were cut with Zooballoo and layered.  I used my Creative Memories Decorative Trimmer for the sand layer.  All of the little creatures and the sun were cut from Create a Critter.  To make the sign, I used the shadow of the stop sign from Going Places and welded it to a rounded edge rectangle from George and Basic Shapes.  I also hid the contours of the letters.  I then cut a stop sign the same size (without the shadow feature and without hiding the contours of the letters) and simply cut a white bit of paper to go between the layers before attaching them.  I added a few tiny shells (taken from the hundreds I have left over from my Shell Seekers layout).  I also did a lot of inking.  The little crab, seal and sign are all popped.

Remember to come back tomorrow for the Canada Day Bog Hop and another giveaway (open to everybody)!!

24 comments:

Rhonda Emery said...

love this card it is adorable

Ruthie said...

Hi Kate,
That is the cutest card ever! In fact, not I want to watch the movie, Finding Nemo! :) She is going to love it!
Ruthie :)

Heather said...

That is a cute card for sure. Since I am in an apartment and we can't change the built in lighting and I need some new lamps for my pink scraproom I would be looking at pink lamps if I won. :)

Looking forward to tomorrow. Not too long now. Whoo hoo!!!

~ Hugs, Heather ~

Domestic Diva said...

Such a cute card! I would get a guidecraft kitchen helper from csn (though we need a new bathroom light too).

Val said...

I would have to do a pink mini chandelier! That card is ADORABLE- I bet the crossing card has quite a collection of cute cards from you:)

My Quilling Nest said...

hi Kate! Wow this card is just beautiful.. I love everything about it! thank you for always leaving nice comments in my blog! You are the best!!
Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.

Best Hobby Eva said...

Yet another great card, Kate!! I love it!!! The little crab is soooo cute!!! I love how the paper really looks like sand!!!

Laura said...

I'm commenting for your Canada Day bloghop, but I'm not sure if I'm in the right place! Great cards! I love that lil crab!

My name is Debbie said...

thanks for sharing and doing a wonderful job on this blog hop :)

Dion said...

Such a cute Crossing Guard!!

I am still debating about getting an outdoor scone for my backyard or additional lighting for my scrap room... Either one would make my day bright =)

Happy Canada Day & Thanks for sharing!

Dion

www.DionsGlitterStudio.com

creativeprincess said...

Very cute card! As for lighting I really need a floor lamp for my scrap room, when they sun goes down so does all my beautiful natural light :( I also love the solar lights. I want a pack of the nice fancy metal ones to line my walkway, we had some plastic ones but they didn't get pulled in before the snow last winter and when they did surface with help from the shovel they were no longer all in one piece :(
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edmontonjb said...

I love the Pine Top - 0204-0212 - Sandstone Rock Solar Garden Light.

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Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

I love the pink lamps. They would go great with my craft room makeover :)
Angi
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carmen said...

I love the lamps they have; I'd pick the Elk Lighting Continuum One Light Table Lamp in Silver/Chrome that CSN offers. Thanks!

junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

annalene said...

The card is aaaaaaadorable! Love it!

I also dig the kovacs mercury cone shaped lamp for my night stand. thanks!

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Carolsue said...

Under Landscape Lighting, this is so adorable:
Pine Top - 0206-0605 - Turtle Solar Garden Light
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mum of two said...

So, so cute! I am sure the crossing guard loved it! TFS

Debbie said...

I'd love to win this giveaway. I need new outdoor lights for my front porch terribly bad.

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sucor said...

Cute card - love how you inked the edges, really adds a lot! The Bell and Howell Sunlight desk lamp would really improve the lighting in my scrap area. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jenny B said...

Great Card Kate!!! LOVE it! for the lighting I love the Solar Tiki Lamp for our back yard that'd be great for late night barbeque:)

littlen said...

Very cute card. Had a difficult time signing up to be a follower - kept getting a "try again later message", but was finally successful. Need outdoor lighting.

Drew said...

I really like the Kichler - 70428 - Burnished Copper Table Lamp
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DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Kate, this card is ADORABLE!!!!! As far as the lighting, the choices are a bit overwhelming. We certainly need some landscape lighting and the uplight features look quite inviting. xxD

Ladybug Designs said...

THis is sooo cute