Friday, August 24, 2012

Blog Candy Giveaway and Birthday Wishes for Corinna!

Today is my good friend Corinna McGregor's birthday!
Corinna is the owner of the Ribbon Carousel.

It's hard to believe that it was less than a year ago when Corinna asked me to be a guest designer for the Ribbon Carousel.  One month later, she invited me to a be a permanent part of her design team and a 6 months after that, she made me the Design Team Coordinator.

In this short time, Corinna has become not only my crafty crack dealer, but also a fast friend.  She is one of the most generous people I know.  We have shared more laughs behind the scenes of the Ribbon Carousel and I mean the kind of laughs that makes you accidentally shoot wine from your nose.  

Today I wanted share the birthday card I made for Corinna.


I inked up the Cat's Pajamas Forget about the Cake stamp set. I stamped it in Momento tuxedo black ink onto X-press It blending card.  I paired some DP from the MME Honey Cake 6x6 paper pad with some Bazzill Card Shoppe peanut cluster and candy bar CS and some PTI melon berry CS.  I added some 3/4" brown solid grosgrain ribbon, a brown button, and some natural jute.  I added some pearls and trim to the frosting with a cream Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Here are the copics I used:

bunny body- E43, E41, colorless blender
bunny nose - R20, R30
frosting - R32, R20, R30
cake - E47, E44, E43
platter - C5,C3, C1
candles - C1, C00, Y23, Y08
shadow - BG10

Now, in honor of Corinna's birthday, I am giving away some blog candy!  
The good folks at Bazzill have given me a Bazzill Card Shoppe Assortment Pack (2 sheets each of all 28 yummy colors) and Beach House 6x6 paper pad!  

Here's the deal!  Since this giveaway is in honor of Corinna's birthday, here's what you need to do to be eligible to win the prize. 

1.  Head straight on over to the Ribbon Carousel Facebook page and wish Corinna a Happy Birthday.You MUST tell her that Kim O'Connell sent you! Be sure to "like" the Ribbon Carousel while you're there if you haven't already!

2. Hop on over to the Ribbon Carousel blog and become a follower!

3. Come back here and leave me comment telling me you did both of the above!

Belated birthday wishes are always welcomed, so you have until 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, 8/25 to do the above to be eligible for the prize.  I will announce the winner here on my blog on Sunday, 8/26!  Good luck!

Happy Birthday, Corinna!  


  1. Aww, this is soo Darned SWEET Miss Kim! 8-) I know Corinna will just LOVE this! 8-)

    Was already a follower of the RC Blog and Already liked RC's FB page, lol But I did wish Miss Corinna a Happy Birthday and told her you sent me! 8-)

    Hope you are having a Super week Lady! 8-)


  2. It is really sweet to announce Kim's special day!
    Hope she enjoys all her birthday wishes!
    Happy Birthday Kim!

    Rebecca S

  3. You are such a nice friend! Have done both the above. Thanks!

  4. Wished Corinna a Happy Birthday already liked the blog! Love your card!

  5. Love the image on that card, so cute! I did it all :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. I did both!! Thanks for the generous chance to win. Love your card!!!

  7. Too cute Kim!!! I love the layout :) Ok I have done all of the above to win too! Thanks so much for the chance :D

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  9. Thank you Kim for sharing with us that it is Corinna's birthday today. I hope she has a wonderful day. I did both and thanks for the chance to win a awsome prize.

  10. I did all of the above! LOVE your card! SO CUTE!

  11. You're so sweet - and your card is adorable!!! I did both items - thanks for the sweet giveaway!!!

  12. I don't face book but wanted to stop by to tell you how adorable your card is. Love the cute card design and dp and the ribbon and image are fabulous, I love it.

  13. Sounds like you two have a fun and fabulous friendship! I love the card you made for Corinna and left her a birthday wish on FB. I am a blog follower, too. Thanks for the giveaway - I love it!

  14. I wished Corinna a Happy Birthday on FB, and subscribed to the Ribbon Carousel blog!

  15. Your card is such a hoot! I know Corinna loved it! I did both of the above. Thanks for an opportunity to win.

  16. You are a nut!!! What a wonderful surprise!! I really loved reading all of the Birthday wishes over on the FB page. At first I was a little confused, but I broke through the blonde-ness and figured it out! (I know, I'm a little smartie pants!) Thanks you so much for the surprise and the good tear up. My husband was pretty confused as to my tears and smile. I told him it was a Donkey thing. ;)

    1. Don't go thinkin' you are eligible for the prize now!

  17. I wished Corinna a Happy Birthday on FB
    (and told her you sent me)

    I am a new Ribbon Carousel Blog Follower

  18. I wished her a happy birthday on FB and said you sent me. I follow Ribbon Carousel blog. sharon dot gullikson at gmail dot com


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