Friday, November 29, 2013

Purple Onion Designs Stamp SALE!

Purple Onions Designs has a HUGE sale on!
The sale starts today and runs until December 10th!

All stamps are 25% off!!

Be sure to stop by the Purple Onion Designs Blog to see what the other designers are sharing...I have already shared these cards but I wanted to share them again, so I could let you know about the sale!

Happy shopping!


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Fresh Squeezed Stamps Release Day #2 {Take a Number}

Welcome to Day 2 of the New stamp Release happening at Fresh Squeezed Stamps

Today's set is called Take a Number and it is absolutely fantastic! 
Not only does it stamp like a dream, it is SO versatile. 
I have been looking for a number set...and I am delighted with this one! This is a must have for your stamp collection, I can see getting a lot of use out of this set!

Today I am sharing a card I was inspired to make for my parents and their May, 2014. I know that my mother will probably see this online and know it is for her and dad but I was totally excited to use the numbers to create a meaningful card for their Anniversary! I am also excited that I used sequins for the first time on a card! EEK! SO much fun!!! I embossed the sentiment and numbers in silver ink. I never emboss...I think that spunky Virginia Lu is rubbing off on me! Thanks for the inspiration; you sweet lady!!!

I hope you like my project, I had such fun making it!

The Rafflecopter is up and running at Fresh Squeezed Stamps!!! 

Come and leave comment for your chance to win this adorable new 
Take A Number stamp set!!!

SRM Stickers Design Team Project

Hooray for Wednesday! Today I am sharing some cards I made for my stash using some SRM Stickers and some pretty designer paper. Here is one of my cards.

I used a butterfly stamp and punch with the pretty sentiments below.

LOVE the large sentiments, I can never find sentiments big enough.

The Twinery™ Stone Gray & White picture

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Seize the Sketch #9 {True Love}

Looking for my Fresh Squeezed Stamps-Release Week project? 
Please click HERE.

Good morning, it is time for a new sketch over at Seize the Sketch! 
Amy T is our sketcher!

Our Seize the Sketch team has created awesome sketch-inspired projects to get you in the crafting mood!  I loved working with this sweet bird image...I thought it would be pretty, done in blue with an all white background.

Remember ALL product is welcome!

We are excited to be sponsored by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps!
Each member of the team is using a cute digital stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy.

Prize:  $10 Gift Certificate for the winner!

Release Week at Fresh Squeezed Stamps!

Are you ready!! There are some new stamps being released this week at Fresh Squeezed Stamps and I think you are going to love them! I do!!! 

The first set we are sharing this week, is an ADORABLE set called "Arctic Friends"! 

I just ADORE penguins and decided to make a little gift set with this sweet set! I paired it with the Subway Series stamp set. I embossed the penguins in black and then added their sweet faces. I used the Subway Series as a background stamp for my penguins.

Subway Series: Holidays

The Rafflecopter is up and running at Fresh Squeezed Stamps!!! 
Come and leave comment for your chance to win this adorable new 
Arctic Friends stamp set!!!

Today I am sharing this project for the current Paper Issues Challenge (Christmas Theme).


Ribbon Carousel, Paper Issues and The Shabby Tea Room {Holiday Greetings}

Looking for my Fresh Squeezed Stamps-Release Week project? 
Please click HERE.

Over at the Ribbon Carousel, there is still time to link up to the current Challenge!!!

This month's theme guessed it.....
Holidays and Celebrations!

 So what prize is up for grabs? How about a Ribbon Carousel?!

Here is my card...I went shabby and had fun, doing some sponging. Totally different look for me but I love trying new things! I hope you like it!

Today I am sharing a card I made for the current Shabby Tearoom Challenge (Red, White and Brown) and the Paper Issues Challenge (Christmas Theme).


Come and play along for your chance to win!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Paper Issues {It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!} Design Team Project

Looking for the Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop...CLICK HERE.

Welcome to my blog. Today we have a brand new challenge up at Paper Issues. 
The theme is "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!"

I wanted to make a clean and contemporary project using black, red, white and kraft. 
Of course I had to use my SRM Stickers too. I love how easy they are to use!

Get on over to Paper Issues and play along! 
You could win a $20 gift certificate for the Paper Issues Store!

Remember to use the coupon code 
to receive 20% off your order!!

Ribbon Carousel Holiday Blog Hop!

Welcome to Day 4 of the Ribbon Carousel blog hop.

Today I am excited to share my brand new Ribbon Carousel. It fits so much ribbon and I love that I can keep it on my desk, right beside me. Before, my ribbon was in the drawer and a MESS!

Now it is all where I can see it and reach it! Love that! Thank you, Corinna.

Would you like to win your very own Ribbon Carousel? Here is what you need to do: Visit the Designer’s blogs that are participating in each day of the blog hop and comment on their posts as you go. 

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more Crewmate Blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning your very own Ribbon Carousel! The Blog Hop will be open until 11:59 PM Eastern Time Monday, November 25th with the winners being announced Tuesday morning on the Ribbon Carousel Blog.

Already have a Ribbon Carousel?  Share a photo of YOUR Ribbon Carousel on our FaceBook page OR email it to, and we'll share it for you!  You'll be in special drawing  for your choice of a Ribbon Carousel or 4 packages of spools!

For those that want a Ribbon Carousel NOW! Mark your calendar! We'll be having our LOWEST SALE PRICE of the YEAR sale on the Ribbon Carousels and Spools beginning Wednesday, November 27 - Cyber-Monday, December 2!  No coupon code needed!  Just go to our store and enjoy some happy shopping!

Merry Monday #85 {Magical Wonder}

Monday morning is here again and with it, another Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge! Wow, the team has outdone themselves and I am amazed at the beautiful cards they created with this challenge! Thank you, ladies!!! 

I am sad to say that this is our last challenge with the talented and lovable, Linda Callahan. Where oh where, did the month go! Thank you for being with us, Linda. You are a dear lady and I loved having you!!!

This week's challenge is a big challenge but lots of fun...

Create a card with an all white or ivory base. 
You may use brown or kraft for the sentiment and for accents.

1. Each week there will be a brand new challenge posted on Monday at 5am (PST).
2. The challenge will be either a theme, an inspiration photo, a sketch or a colour combo.
3. Each participant is encouraged to comment on 3 cards in the Gallery.
4. Have fun!
5. Follow the weekly challenge closely.

heathers sketch 2Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

For my card, I used the fun sketch at Simon Says Stamp once again, I loved it and it was on my mind! I kept my card fairly clean and simple. I embossed the background piece halfway and then stamped the sentiment in espresso ink onto the bottom half. 

{Supplies Used}
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Inks: Early Espresso
Papers: Various shades of Ivory from my stash (yeah! Scraps!)
Extras: Vanilla Satin Ribbon, 5 petal punch, pearl, 
square punch, script embossing folder

Welcome to our Guest Designer this week Cindy Lovell!! She won our challenge a couple of weeks ago! Would you like to be a Guest Designer? Be sure to play along, as our weekly winner is our next Guest Designer!

Allisa ChiltonBonnie KlassKaren Davis

Karren JohnsonLeAnne PuglieseLoll Thompson

Margaret Moody 
Nina Forsyth 

Sue JoyceCindy Lovell (GD)Wendy Aungst