Thursday, January 1, 2015

500 Friends Blog Candy + An Announcement!!!


Hi, all!  I've been noticing my followers number creeping up slowly and steadily and to that I would like to say THANK YOU!!!  To all of you who have followed me for any amount of time--you rock!  You are the reason I keep doing this!  I LOVE your feedback and I strive to be better each day to bring something new to those who even glance my way!

That said, I have a goal for myself.  I would like to reach 500 followers!  I only need about 150 more to get to my goal, but as an incentive, I've got some blog candy I'll be giving away once I reach my goal!!!

Here's the candy~
Candy includes a 6"x 6" paper pad and enamel dots by My Mind's Eye,
the Happy Sentiments stamp set from Inspired By Stamping,
and three colors of baker's twine.
So, want a chance to win this?  Oh, and did I mention I will ship WORLDWIDE?!  That's right, this package of goodies will go to one lucky someone ANYWHERE in the world!

Here's how to gain a chance (or more than one) to win:

1. Follow my blog.
2. Like my blog page on Facebook.
3. Follow me on Twitter.
4. Follow me on Instagram.
5. Follow me on Pinterest.
6. Follow me on YouTube.
7. Follow me on Bloglovin'.
8. Add a picture of the blog candy on your blog linked back to THIS POST.
9. Refer a friend who follows me on any/all of these social outlets. (Each separate friend is ONE extra chance to win.)

For each of these things you do, leave a comment below stating which of these things you do/did.  If you already follow me on all these social media outlets, all you have to do is comment!  When referring friends, add a single comment with the person's name ONE TIME, meaning that you can't add their name each time they follow me on a social media outlet...that's THEIR chance.  You may add an extra comment for each friend that follows me, I just need to know their name so that I can allow your comment to count.  So, basically, you have UNLIMITED chances to win!!!  SCORE!

As an extra incentive...I might add a few more candies when I reach 400, 450, and then you may really have a chance to win one of four prize packages!  So, tell your friends, follow me, and THANK YOU for all of your support! :)

And now, I have a happy announcement to make! :)  I am SO excited to announce that I have been asked to join the wonderfully talented design team for Diane's Daydream Designs!!!  Diane's digis are fabulous and inspiring--you really need to hop over to the store to take a peek!  I feel so grateful to God for this chance to work with digital images again and to work with such amazing women!  I'll be sharing more cards made with these fabulous products each Wednesday from now on, so stay tuned for more!  But for now, here's a little something for your viewing pleasure...

Here's a card featuring one of Diane's sentiments~


For these fabulous challenges~

I've used a sentiment from the Snowbaby Love Sentiments set at Diane's Daydream Designs, a crocheted heart made by a friend's daughter for me--she made me hearts & flowers, so stay tuned for more of these--, glitter paper by DCWV, a snowflake punch by Martha Stewart, pearls by Studio 120, Stickles by Ranger in Diamond, liquid pearls by Ranger in Silver Pearl, and all papers are by Stampin' Up!.

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by today!  I hope you all take some time to create today and that you join in these fabulous challenges and my blog candy!!!  As always, HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

52CCT: 12 Days of Christmas

Hi, all!  I've got a card today for 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown for our weekly challenge, which is a SUPER fun theme!  The theme is the 12 Days of Christmas!  I cannot WAIT to see how you all interpret this!

Here's my interpretation~


I've used a free digi print from Sugar Tot Designs, glitter paper by The Paper Studio, rhinestones by Kaiser Kraft, liquid pearls by Ranger, a doily from my stash, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!  I hope you join our challenge and that you leave some love with the other amazing gals on this DT, too!  HUGS and merry stamping, all!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Doodle Pantry: Birthday!

If it's your birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  I have a card made for anyone who's celebrating today! :)  It uses some gorgeous Doodle Pantry images and papers and is so bright and cheerful, I just know you'll like it as much as I do!

Here's the card~


Can you see the shine I added to the white portions???

I've used papers, and image, and a sentiment from the Cute Cake set. This set is SO fun and uses a few different color schemes!  AND, it's currently a set you can get FREE with purchase!  How cool is THAT?!

Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at my creation!  I hope that you join in the fun of the monthly Doodle Pantry challenge.  Don't forget--if you use a Doodle Pantry product, you'll receive this month's featured set (the Petite Bouquet set) for FREE!  HUGS and happy digi stamping, all!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Take a PEEP!

Well, I don't normally show all the fun stuff I make to give away for holidays, but this project was SO EASY AND SO FUN (and cheap affordable) that I just had to share!  Because if you want to, you can TOTALLY knock one of these out before Sunday!  This time I did have some help--my sister is here visiting and so she came over to make these with me.  It really cuts down on the amount of time if you have a helper!  Okay, so come take a peek--or should I say PEEP?!!!

Here's the WHOLE project~

A closer look at the different colors~

And a close up of the tag~

For these fabulous challenges~

papersweeties inspiration18 Paper Sweeties April Inspiration Challenge #18   Sweet Treats!

For the tags, I've used stamps by Paper Sweeties (sentiment) and Inspired By Stamping (egg), black ink by Memento, twine from my stash, and all other supplies were from Stampin' Up!  Each egg color corresponds to the color of Peep on the stick. :)

To make these, you just gotta get some Peeps ($1.10 per package--the rabbit shaped ones work best...but our store only had green chicks), some lollipop sticks (I used Wilton 6" sticks, $1.98 for a package of 35), some plastic baggies (just the fold over kind--you can grab a package of these for about $1-$2), some twine (I used some I got for $3 a roll via a discount site and barely used any), and then whatever you want to make your tags!  Put a Peep on a stick, wrap with a baggie (we cut ours down a bit), tie with twine and the tag.  That's it!  I think this whole project cost me about $8 and it only took us about 2 hours to make about 60 of them.  Not even kidding!  And there will be some happy little kids, I think! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my project!

Great Impressions: Hoppy Easter!

Hi, friends!  I'm back with another card for the Great Impressions blog featuring stamps from the Great Impressions store!  This time I have one last card for Easter using a DARLING bunny image and some fun colored flowers!

Here's the card~


Products used: E578 Happy Easter Blossoms, E529 A Bunny Hug.

Thank you so much for stopping by to take a peek!  Next week I'll be back with another creation for your viewing pleasure!  I hope you'll hop over to the Great Impressions blog to participate in our monthly challenge and if you use GI stamps, make sure to add it to our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!