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Blog Carnival I

May 24, 2011

*insert calliope music here* It’s carnival time, folks, and we’re feeling hot, hot, hot! Yes, our first Blog Carnival is a stunning success. Seventeen artists participated, and I’ll be announcing the lucky winner of our contest prize below. But first, here’s the master list of posts. This master list will be shared on the blogs of all participants.

For participants, I will be sending out the master post of links as well as your blog carnival star individually. If you don’t receive an email from me by the end of the day, check your spam folder.

Don’t forget to visit (or Share or Like) and comment these posts, everybody. That’s part of the carnival fun – so get out there and share the love, people!

If you want to share this post on your blog or website, but you didn’t join in the carnival, you can just link to this post or to the GCU Community blog. And without further ado, let’s get to the action!


Floating Lemons, Mariana Musa – Summertime at Greeting Card Universe
The days are full of sunshine and the temperatures are slowly rising…

It’s a Beautiful World, Catherine ShermanSummertime Flowers and Fruit
The fragrance of roses all summer long, the juice of ripe fruit on our lips…

Sun at Night Studios, Sun at Night – Summer Celestial Events and Art
The summer month of June is just around the corner…

What Dreams May Come, Maryann Nolan – Discontent for Summers Past
Ah summertime, full of sunny days, steamy temperatures, blue skies … I long for thee!

I Love Cuttables, Cindy Johns – More Father’s Day Cards
While I’m on the topic of Father’s Day (see the ‘funner’ stuff below)…

Naquaiya’s Cards, Naquaiya – Summertime, and the Living Is Easy
Summer is a time for a little fun, a little soaking up some nice warm rays…

Shelley’s Card Creations, Shelley McLeodIs Summer Almost Here?
Well, after two 80 degree days, we are back to 50s and raining…

Painted Cottage, Judith Cheng – Summertime
Nothing beats sketching by the water after our long winter…

DogBreedz, Peggy Mundell – Summertime, Meet the Breed
Summer is around the corner…

Dragonfire Graphics, Betsy Bush – It’s Summertime and the Living is Easy!
It’s hard to believe it is approaching summer what with all the rain we are getting in the northeast…

Salon of Art, Doreen Erhardt – Ah, Sweet Blessed Summertime
I was born in 1961 in a suburban area and the memories of those summers will always make me grateful…

DB Visual Arts, Denise Beverly – Summertime, Summertime, Sum, Sum, Sum, Summertime
That song always makes me sing it whether I want to or not…

Cherie’s Arts ‘N Crafts, Cherie – Summertime, and the Living Is Easy
One of the things that I love most about summer is being able to lay outside…

Janet Lee Designs, Janet Palaggi – Summertime Food ‘n Fun
That`s right folks, Summer Is Finally Here…

Sheryl Kasper Card Store, Sheryl Kasper – Summertime Grilling
Have you been thinking about the warm days of summer during the cold days of winter…

Card Art From the Heart, Sue Baumgardner – Summertime and the Kids’ Education Goes Out the Door?
Learn how to teach your own children and as many others as you decide to include…

Aura2000, Aura2000 – I Love Summer!
Maybe it’s because I’m born in Summer, but I just love this time of the year…


And the winner of our contest by random drawing is… *drum roll please*…

Peggy Mundell at DogBreedz! Yay!

Peggy wins a $50 gift certificate to

You know, this was so much fun, let’s do it again.Β  I’ll shortly be announcing the theme of our Blog Carnival II, and I hope to see all of you there on the merry-go-round (and some new faces, too).

14 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2011 11:04 am

    YAYYY!!! WOOHOO!! WTG ALL!! That was fun, way to go everyone!

  2. May 24, 2011 11:29 am

    Congratulations Peggy!

    I’ve showcased the Blog Carnival and participants over at my Floating Lemons Treats blog as well. That was fun, am looking forward to the next one πŸ™‚

  3. May 24, 2011 2:00 pm

    Congratulations Peggy. LOVE your photos.

  4. May 24, 2011 2:26 pm

    That was cool! πŸ™‚ Congratulations, Peggy! Couldn’t have happened to a nicer person. πŸ™‚

    I’ll add the Carnival list to my blog in my next post (either this evening or tomorrow).


  5. May 24, 2011 2:47 pm

    The variety and quality is really amazing. Sort of a blogger’s party favor. A success all around!

    • May 24, 2011 6:05 pm

      Naquaiya, your blog would not let me leave a comment no matter how hard I tried, so I tried to post a testimonial on your GCU storefront and that didn’t seem to like me either…very odd 😦

      Loved your blog though!

  6. May 24, 2011 3:28 pm

    YIPPPEEE!!! My tails wagging for you Peggy! Actually, as my dog Ossa would do… It’s a full boy wag…LOL!!


  7. May 24, 2011 4:07 pm

    Congratulations Peggy. πŸ™‚

  8. May 24, 2011 5:23 pm

    Woo Hooo Congrat`s Peggy! You Did A Great Job!
    This was fun, Thank you Corrie.

  9. May 24, 2011 5:46 pm

    Congratulations Peggy! And thank you to everyone for sharing their thoughts and brilliant artwork.

    I visited everyone’s articles and tried to leave a comment on each. Some worked, some would not and left me error messages no matter how I tried to submit the comment. 😦
    So I decided to just say hi and thanks to everyone here.
    Oh, and I apologize for typos I saw I made and couldn’t re-edit!!! ah-haaaaaaa..leave it to me!

    Have a great week everyone!


    • May 24, 2011 6:04 pm

      I’m with you Maryann…I too visited every blog and I even have several IDs to choose from and some still would not let me comment 😦

      I loved them all the same though!!

  10. stillawaitress permalink
    May 24, 2011 7:48 pm

    Hi all. I too had the same issue with a couple of the blogs. This was a fun thing to do. I enjoyed seeing everyone’s stores, some for the first time. Congrats Peggy. I bet you will buy lots of dog treats with your win!!

  11. May 24, 2011 8:26 pm

    What fun this was – I love the challenge (it’s always easier to rise to the occasion when the inspiration comes from someone else). And even tho the win was thru a random drawing, it was still quite fun to be chosen : )- I’ve updated my blog for the week and included the blog hop listing – I should be able to visit the participating blogs this evening. I can’t wait!

    And thank you all for your nice comments here, on my blog, and in testimonials on my store front. I appreciate your visiting and your feedback!

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