Monday, April 30, 2012

Giving Away The Good Old Days Imagine Cartridge!

Well, I have never done it until now:  I bid on the same cartridge on eBay twice and won them both!  (The old memory ain't what she used to be!)  Anyway, instead of trying to re-sell one, I decided to give it away!


I wanted this cart for quick Imagine cards and shrink film projects and the images are perfect for those projects!  Old-fashioned, retro, quirky... so unlike other Imagine carts... but I only need one for Pete's Sake!!!

This is a new, unused, unopened, still-in-the-clamshell cartridge that I purchased from taymeag2010 (which is actually Provo Craft on eBay!)  Obviously, since it is unopened, it is unlinked and contains a rewards certificate.  So, if you want a chance to win this cartridge, just leave a comment on this blog post with a way to contact you.  That's it!  If you like my blog and want to follow, you can (I would love it!), but it is not required.  I will draw for a winner next Monday, May 7, 2012. 

So, since I had two of these, I did a few quick projects with the one I am keeping to show off some of the sweet illustrations and papers!


Cute designs, huh?  There are lots more patterns, images, and icons on this cart.

For these note cards, I simply used the Christmas card from the "Ready-to-Make Projects", sized to 8" and edited to exchange for the patterns I liked.  Then I simply chose art work I liked and sized it to 2.7".  I used a bone folder and ATG to fold the cards and assemble the envelopes.  I popped the images up 1/16".


Thank you for checking my blog today!  Don't forget to leave a comment if you want a chance to win this cart!

115 comments:

Melissa said...

Oh yes I do love your blog, as you see I am I think your first commenter whoo hoo, great giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh i want to win.. i would so so love this cartridge. but i am sure you will be getting a lot of posts.. so good luck to everyone....
LOL.. i am always afraid that is going to happen to me.. when i am bidding on two different ones, i think oh no, i hope some one outbids me. lol..
i am already a follower.. hoping i win... i would love this cartridge.. thanks for the chance.. hugs from ukiah

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Ew, ew, ew! I am so like raising my hand. I want this cart so badly. My email is swoozan@roadrunner.com or you contact me at cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com
Thanks for the chance.

Carolyn/MamaC said...

How sweet to offer this cartridge as a prize! Love your cards...as usual!
Carolyn
http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com
cccscraproom@windstream.net

Wendita said...

Your blog is awesome!!! Love love love your crafts.. Great cartridge would love to add it to my collection:)!!

Lgirl88@yahoo.com

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very pretty Cards!! Love the images on this cart. I have bid on the same thing on ebay but lucky didn't win both!! thanks for the chance to win!!
Kristan (Follower)
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

MulticrafterAmy said...

Ok I don't like to admit it but I have done that once too. It is sweet of you to a giveaway for it. This is one I don't have and would not mind getting. Thanks for a chance to win one!

Swimmom said...

Very generous of youto do this giveaway! I don't have an Imagine, but I have an E2 and haven't tried an Imagine cart in it yet - this would be a fun one to have!

Debby said...

I haven't seen this cart but it looks so interesting. Reminds me of the old school days with Dick & Jane books. I would like this to go along with the Kate & Nate Carts for the Kids pages.
ldn@zoominternet.net

Janice said...

I would love to win this cart! Its one of the few Imagine carts I do not have! Just love all your projects.

Janice


jl195 at comcast dot net

Stefanie said...

How nice of you to do this! This is a cart that I have been wanting since it came out. I love your projects and your blog is awesome!


sbatdorff@nc.rr.com

Alicia said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win Nadia. You blog is in my favorites. You do wonderful work.

Alicia (Skydolphin on cricut circle mb).

Brenda said...

I love your blog, love how you can take a cut and make it into what you want it to be other than what it was orginaly for! You are so talented, it blows my mind. lol I would love a chance to win this fabulous cart!! Thanks for the chance!!!
bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

Gail said...

Thanks for the chance to win,.
tacyn@comcast.net
www.stkittsscrapper.blogspot.com

R said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win! Looks like a great cart.

rhaun64@gmaildotcom

PolkaDotPrincess said...

I came to see what creations you made with the cart. I knew you wouldn't just put up the cart! I love coming here! GypsyD

newbie paper crafter said...

I love everything you do.. Your blog is so inspiring...how nice of you and very generous to give away such a fantastic cart and thanks for sharing the cards you made with it, very retro, hope to win to try it..
sharonkotch@gmail.com

bandit said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Your blog is so amazing the things you create are awesome.

Amy said...

Oh! So Cute, love the cards you made!

karen said...

Truly, you amaze me with your creativity and the projects you design. I would love to win this cartridge - the retro images are so cool!
Thank you for the chance to win.
karen kbrig@ptd.net

Anonymous said...

cute blog!!
Your_local_painter@yahoo.com

JennyKozar said...

Are you kidding - I have been a follower for some time as you just AMAZE me! Thank you for sharing your win with us. I look forward to seeing what else you have in mind for this cartridge.

Michele Green said...

The Imagine carts are so good for fast, cute cards. Thanks for being so generous to give the duplicate away!

michelegreen120 at gmail dot com

Carrie said...

This is one of the few I carts that I want!!! Love the images on it and your cards are darling!

Thanks for the opportunity :)
carrie_elmore at att.net

Deanne Gutierrez said...

Such a great giveaway - good luck every body!

Deanne
dgutierez1@gmail.com

rubyc said...

This looks like such a neat cart. I bet you will do really cute cards...
rubyc1103@yahoo.com

Carol T said...

I would like to win this cartridge for my girlfriend. To give this to her for Mother's Day. She has helped me alot with getting me back on my feet from an illness. Want to say thank-you for the chance to win!!

Zenaida said...

Would love this cartridge, so retro. I love all the tutorials you have on your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.
zenaidacuevas@yahoo.com

Maria said...

Love your blog, and all your creations.Thanks for the giveaway.

meryes2710@yahoo.com or

MariaReyes1 (Cricut MB)

Anonymous said...

you have such an awesome blog...
tks for the chance to win


Betty

rockin2@mts.net

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for a chance to win. I have been following you since I discovered your blog. I love the cards you have made using Country Life and Forever Young. Now you have made me want to add Paper Doll Teen Scene to my wish list. lol
Jodi
craft4u2@verizon.net

Julee Shepherd said...

Thanks for showing such a charming set of cards and now I I want to try making some too. the Imagine is really wonderful for making quick and lovely cards. You're really sweet to do this give-a-way. Julee

Sandy said...

I adore your blog - you totally inspire me. I can't wait for a new tutorial. Thank you so much for the chance to win this cartridge - which would help me to scrap my early years!

Betsy said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE the images on this cartridge! They remind me of the pictures that were in my reading books when I was in elementary school!! So cute!
I love the cards you've made with it, and they'd be so quick and easy to do.
You amaze me with your paper creations! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

Betsy said...

Oops! Forgot to include me email address:
lbrown7@neo.rr.com

txmom said...

Your blog is very awesome. You have really neat ideas and projects and way more patience than I do!!!! Thanks for the inspiration & a chance to win this cartridge!!!!

Kim

Goingnutz4@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

As usual, you are so generous Nadia. Would love to win this cartridges as I so love those vintage images. Your note cards turned out so cute too ! thanks for sharing your "oops" with us.

scraphappydeb2010@gmail.com

Dawn, RI said...

I too have picked up duplicate cartridges. There's just so many to remember.
Once I Becket serious with my blog Ill several giveaways all lined up.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

What a great cartridge! Thank you for the chance to win it!

laceylady5155@yahoo.com

Ruth said...

You are sooo creative. I look forward to receiving your emails to see your latest creation. Thank you for the opportunity to win this cute cartridge.
Ruth
irlundsten @aol.com

Tammy said...

Are you kidding me Nadia, of course I would love to win that cart, it looks awesome and your cards looks great. You are such a talented crafter, you amaze me with your work. ; )

Kathy213 said...

Beautiful Cards! I like this cartridge. I would love to win this. Thank you for the chance to win it. Kathy :)
kathy21361@yahoo.com

Heather R... mousemomma said...

Ha ha! I have also purchased the same cart twice from ebay! I am saving the extras for giveaways someday too...

I would be absolutely thrilled to win "The Good Old Days" cart! I haven't seen it anywhere for sale yet.

I love your blog and check it everyday since I found you several months ago!

mousemomma at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

Really cute cards!! What an awesome giveaway!! Thank you for the chance to win.

Brenda Z
brz352@yahoo.com

motherloves3 said...

Your blog is great, wonderful ideas and projects. thanks for the giveaway
motherloves3 at hotmail dot com

Scrappin with the bug said...

OH wow what a great little prize. I always admire your work and these little cards are great. Thanks for the chance.

Megan Setter said...

You are so very sweet! Bet you outbid me on one of those - been trying to win it at a decent price! lol

Sandra said...

Ooh, I would love to win this cart. I remember the good ole days. Do your remember block parties? Wouldn't that be nice to use our Cricuts to decorate the neighborhood block party?

Thanks,
Sandra
sfitzu15@gmail.com

CottageRose said...

Hi! Love your blog, and would LOVE to have this cart. Thanks for being so generous!!
Deb, qoq_1athotmaildotcom

Nana's Paper Things said...

Oh, I would love to win this cart! I love all your projects and enjoy reading your blog, you are so very talented! Thanks for the giveaway!
Liz West
awest424 at att dot net

scrapdiva said...

Wow, nice giveaway,thank you for the chance to win, i follow your blog, love all your projects, i hope i win it.

Thank you

JudiLoves2Cricut said...

Wow Nadia - this is soooo cool - thanks for giving us the chance to win this cart!!

Beth said...

Its so sweet of you to give the cartridge away. I love the cards you showcased with it. they are very nice. Thanks for a chance at it.

Beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Carrie K said...

This is so funny! I just did the same thing on ebay last week. But, luckily, the seller just cancelled one of them!! Thanks for the chance to win a new cart!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

Godot's Girl said...

Have been following you by e-mail for,a few weeks, and really enjoy your blog. I accidentally won the Superman cart on eBay. My bid was soooo low, I never thought it would stand, but it did. Anyway, thanks for the chance to win The Good Old Days cart. Looks like fun. I have an E2 AE, so I am interested to see how the images will tuen out as just cuts with no printing. Hope you are having a crafty day!

BethAnn said...

OOh, how I would love that cartridge! I have been looking for it in stores, but haven't seen it out, yet. The designs look really fun, as I love the retro-style of Kate's Kitchen. Good luck to all, and congratulations to who ever wins! BethAnn M. bmarczak2atverizondotnet

Suni Smith Brandt said...

Thank God for the food alll days!!!! What a great cartridge, would LOVE t have this ..so many of my friends and faamily would appreciate these images on their cards and scrap pages !!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!!!
I so adore your creativity, you are amazing and i am so amazed at what you make !!!!, Thanks again Suni Brandt
dannysuni@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Nadia! Aggie96 here from the Circle. I always love seeing your blog posts come into my inbox. You are so sweet for doing this giveaway! bwilliamsjones at yahoo dot com

Jackie B said...

This si an awesome cartridge. I can see how you bid on more then one. It is a must have. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your projects.

Dell said...

Oh wow! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I tried bidding on this same cartridge a while back and never won. I would just love having it and can think of several ways I would use it for cards and scrapbook layouts.

RockinRenee said...

How fun! Thanks so much for a chance to win!

Sheri R said...

I love the two peach-colored cards you did! one with the birds and one with the bathing beauty! My favorite colors too. My Imagine machine is calling for the cartridge... can you hear it? lol
Thanks for the opportunity to satisfy the machine
Sheri
sherii at cfl dot rr dot com

Liz said...

Thanks for the chance to win! I have been looking at this cartridge too! You are so amazingly creative and I just became a follower!!
craftylizard at gmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what an awesome giveaway! Would love to win this cart-thanks so much for a chance! I am a new follower of your blog:) I love your creations-especially the communion dress-wow! Gorgeous!!
sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Donna K U said...

My husband got me the Imagine for Christmas last year. I haven't got many cartridges yet so this would be a fun addition to my small collection. I enjoy checking your blog everyday.
rntof10@mchsi.com

Robin said...

So sweet of you to give your extra cartridge away...love the email updates from your blog. Thanks for the chance to win. I have not even had the chance to use my imagine yet.

debbie_fulton@hotmail.com said...

I really like your blog. That is a great cartridge. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cammie said...

Nice blog. I will add it to my list. Very generous of you to share

mary said...

I love your blog. You are truly an artist! Thanks for a chance to win such a fun cart!

Trixi said...

Wow, I come to your blog often and was surprised I was not a follower, so I became one today!

You projects with this cartridge or adorable, thanks for the chance to win! :)

Trixi
Trish423atgmail.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for chance to win... Love your blog.

~Cindy
email: Caffinee22@yahoo.com

cema1cema said...

I love your blog and have been a follower for awhile! You have so many great ideas! Thanks for a chance to win! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

Jamie said...

I would love to win this!!
Jman3101ataoldotcom:)

Marty said...

Nadia thanks for the give away. You know I love your blog and all the inspiration and info you provide us. I can see how you could easily duplicate carts after acquiring so many. LOL I don't have that problem with Imagine carts though since I only own 3. I really need to start working on that but I keep buying the new carts for my E. Nice cards also!

Sandie Oxley said...

Love, love your blog, I visit it everyday to see what you have come up with. You inspire me with all your creations. Thanks for the chance to win a great cartridge.

Brandy said...

GREAT giveaway...the papers on this cartridge are beautiful!!! You have an incredible blog and I always look forward to your posts! Thanks!

lindagk23 said...

Nadia I love your blog and love all inspiration. Thank you so much for the chance to win this awesome cart! Lindagk23ataoldotcom

Teri said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Love your blog.
terilawson88 at yahoo dot com

Tina said...

I love your projects! You are so talented! Thanks for giving away a great cart!

Tina
quebectrip at sbcglobal dot net

chignon said...

I just love visiting your blog and seeing all your creations! TFS the extra cart as a give away :) And super thanks for sharing your awesome projects with us in blogger-land.

Parcha said...

I love your blog and come here constantly. Your projects are so unique and wonderful.
Thanks for this giveaway!!!

Clare D. said...

Oh, thanks for the generous giveaway! I really love your paper dolls! The ones from Cricut are too cute for my taste. cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Nia said...

Thanks for the change to win Nadia - I think that cart is awesome!!! Oh and you know I think you are awesome also : )

bopashlines said...

Love the blog...Thanks for the chance to win.!

bopashlines@wildblue.net

Anonymous said...

What a great give-away! Love seeing all your projects that you share.

Diann
dnnmoses99@yahoo.com

kals said...

Love your ideas. Would love to win this cartridge. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy

FayraiDesigns said...

Your projects are great . Would love to have this cart to use with my Imagine.

ftperry@earthlink.net

Chelle said...

OMG!! I so would LOVE to win this cart. It IS on my B-Day list. The pic w/ the gal in her swimsuit that has her hands on her knees, my Mom had a pic of her just like that from her late teens, IN that same position!!! Unfortunately tho, she lost the only copy in the horrendous fires in Southern California in 2003. I love all the images on this cart but that one specifically tugs at my heart!!
Good Luck to all who entered!!!!
I am a follower & darn glad to be!
Chelle - kweenbee_612@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing crafter and such a generous person as well! I'd love to add this to my very small Imagine cartridge collection. Thanks for this opportunity and for having this blog. I love looking at your inspiring work.

erosendo {at} gmail {dot} com

Sis Patterson said...

Darling note card set - I am always worried that the same thing would happen to me on ebay! Of course, I love your blogs and all of your terrific projects!

Dana said...

I would love to win this cart to use with my new Imagine!! I only have 2 carts right now.

Thanks for all of your inspiration & the giveaway!
Dana
danabilson at gmail dot com

JanG said...

Great blog. I love your creativity--especially with the communion gift box!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win "Good Old Days!!" Jan G TGJGJGJGatAOLdotCOM

Donya/Okscrappinmama said...

I love your blog and how you alter things to fit your creative ideas.
This is the one cart I've been looking for and can't find anywhere and keep getting outbid on.
Would LOVE to have the chance to win. Thanks for the chance.

Donya
okscrappinmama.blogspot.com

Ladybug said...

Hiya Nadia. Haven't been doin' much blog visitin' lately cuz life got in the way. Thought I would pop in to see what you've been up to.

OMG, your projects are totally amazing!! Love comin' here! I'll be bombarding you w/ my blog love. :-)

Ohhhh, thanx for a chance to win this cart. Very sweet of you!!

Sherry said...

I love this cartridge. It's at the top of my wish list. Thanks for the chance to win!
XXOO,
Sherry
Octoberbeauty

JJewel said...

Of course I follow your blog!! You are one of my favorites!

I picture this cartridge with October Afternoon paper!!! What a combo they could be.

You can contact me on the Circle board!! Or...... frisbee418 at gmail dot com

Thanks for the chance!
Sherry Z

Marta said...

Your talent is truly exceptional! I love all the projects you make. And, thanks for the give-away. That is such a cute cartridge!

Marta
sassyscraps1@yahoo.com

Pam said...

I am new to the Cricut, I bought the Expression, still learning it, however, I am enjoying it so far. I am the proud owner of four cartridges so far and sure that many more will find their way into my cart when I am on my JoAnn's stock up buying spree.

Audrey Frelx said...

Nadia, your cards with that cart are just too delightful!

Good luck to your winner!

Kris said...

I love your blog! I have been wanting this cart for a long time.

Trinity said...

I love coming over to your blog and checking out all the neat stuff that you have made! I've had my eye on this one since it came out and your cards that you have made with it are so cute. Your sweet to give one away to a lucky person. :)

Stephanie said...

Oh, I would love to win this cart! That has happened to me before where I bid on two of the same item. Or where I already had the cart and bought it again! Anyways, Thanks for the chance to win!

Kymberlee said...

The cards you made with this cart are simple yet adorable.

Lidia said...

I had never seen this cart but would love to have it thats awesome tht you are sharing one and love your blog

Lisbeth said...

I love your blog! You have great ideas and tutorials and you are so detailed! Thank you!! Rugsnob@live.com

Emerald said...

You certainly inspire me...am amazed at your "alterations"!
Thank you for sharing your extra, would love to win this cart.
Creative juices to all

Emerald said...

cherilynne5@yahoo.com
lol forgot

Hattie said...

Great cards! Thanks for the chance to win a great cartridge. This has happened to me before as well...thank goodness I have an aunt, niece, cousin, and friends who are fellow scrappers! Then I don't feel so bad if I "double" dip on eBay.

Hattie said...

Forgot the way to get a hold of me...
hattieshaven.blogspot.com or hmcwhirt at gmail dot com. Thanks again.

Noreen said...

I love your blog!!! I just happened upon it while browsing. I would love to win the Cricut catridge for my birthday (May 6th). You are so creative and inspiring! I especially love the light up picture frame! You can contact me at nvb506@aol.com.

I also have a website: www.ShopHandmade.com/Store/Starbright Come visit my store sometime!

Annibelle said...

Hello,
Your site is a blessing and an inspiration. What beautiful
Creations. I would love to see your little girls face when she receives the Communion Box, never mind the gift inside.
Thank you for the opportunity to win this really cute
Cartridge "The Good Ole Days"
Blessings to you-
Weis9347@yahoo.com

Donna Schnees said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I look forward to reading your emails daily. You have such talent and inspration.

donnaschnees2008@embarqmail.com

Maria C. said...

Thanks for this AWESOME giveaway! I'm new to "Cricutting" and this looks like an awesome cartridge. My email is mclark0816@aol.com

MJW said...

Hope it's not too late to enter. LOVE the blog! Thanks for ideas, and the inpirational spark I need.
Ok, and creating a need for more cartridges (even ones I never thought about before)you Enabler you. ;-)

mjoyw1@gmail.com

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Well, I just double-checked and there are no more comments awaiting moderation, sooooooo...... I will close this post for further comments and we will draw for a winner! I will post shortly on a new blog post!

Thank you for your extra kind comments! That was an unexpected boost of sweetness.

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