Monday, October 31, 2011

Skipping Stones ~ Guest!

I am one of the Guest Designers with Skipping Stones Designs this month and I'm so excited!

Here is the blog post showing the other Designers I'm honored to join for November along with their amazing Design Team :)

Here's a little card I made using Sassy Shoes....LOVE this stamp set!
I hope you like it!

It's Halloween, so you know what that means!
Here is this years costume!

Thanks for stopping by and have a FABULOUS Halloween Day!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Unity Stamp Co. & My Little Shoebox Hip Hop!

Hi Everyone!!
Today is the 2nd part of the Unity Stamp Co. & My Little Shoebox blog hop, the 1st part was last Thursday and we have prizes, of course!
The prize for today's blog hop is:  choice of ONE itty bitty and ONE kit from My Little Shoebox
(Comments close on 30th at MIDNIGHT…winner posted on the 31st on Unity blog)

Make sure you leave a comment on all of the blogs in this week's blog hop...the more comments the more chances to WIN!

You can find all of the adorable My Little Shoebox stamps HERE and they are on sale just for you!

Here's a birthday card I made with Line of Love and some fun My Little Shoebox paper and stickers!

Your next stop is Pearl Liu.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gina K. October Inspirational Blog Hop Day #3 (You Go Girl & Pleasant Plurals)

Welcome to the 3rd day of our wonderful Gina K. Designs October blog hop!
I hope you're enjoyed the last 3 days of creations as much as I have :)

Today is the day to show off You Go Girl and Pleasant Plurals (FREE with 3 set!).

My 1st card uses You Go Girl, a super SASSY stamp set, you all need!
I paired it with Echo Park Happy Days paper:

Next is my card using Pleasant Plurals...and the new set Basket Additions:
For this one I used the lovely Echo Park paper Seasons Greetings:
I hope you love my cards as much as I do!

Gina will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual pre-cut images!
And here is the WHOLE list for you so you get in all your chances to WIN!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting me!
Have such a FABULOUS day!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gina K. October Inspirational Blog Hop Day #2 (Wishing You Joy)

Hey Hey!
Welcome to the day #2 of the October Inspirational blog hop with Gina K. Designs!
Today we are showing you the FABULOUS StampTV Kit called Wishing You Joy.
This kit comes with beautiful paper and ribbons, you can see the video HERE with all the kit information :)
I made 2 cards for you, both the same design, just different stamps and different paper...I actually had a dream that i made these cards the other night so I just had to make them! ;)

Here is the 1st one using Wishing You Joy and the Echo Park paper Holly Jolly Christmas:
And here is the 2nd card using Wishing You Joy and the Echo Park paper Seasons Greetings:

I hope you like them!

Gina will be choosing two winners from all the comments who will each win a fabulous Gina K. Designs grab bag filled with a least a dozen individual pre-cut images!
And here is the WHOLE list for you so you get in all your chances to WIN!
Thanks for dropping by today, see you tomorrow for Day #3 of the October Gina K. Designs fun!
Have a FABULOUS day, you deserve it!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gina K. Designs October Inspirational Blog Hop Day #1! {Basket Additions & Strength and Hope}

Welcome to Day 1 of the fabulous Gina K. Designs October release!  There are 2 stamp sets today to show you, Basket Additions and Strength and Hope.

My 1st card uses the stamp set Strength and Hope.  This is a special stamp set...for the 1st month of sales ALL the proceeds from sales will be donated to cancer research!  You can DO GOOD and buy yourself a present :)
I used the paper Wishing You Joy for my's AMAZING Holiday paper that also works for other occasions, I'm crazy about it and I know you will be, too!
The next stamp set, Basket Additions, is a wonderful set that goes along with Holiday Basket.
I've made a Fall card using both of these sets, along with that paper I LOVE Falling For You

The design team has created a fabulous blog hop for you and as you hop along, make sure you leave comments along the way because we are going to choose two lucky winners who will each win a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!

Here is the whole list for you so you can see ALL of the creations we have to share with you today!
Have an absolutely FABULOUS day and see you MONDAY with more new releases from Gina K. Designs.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gina K. Designs: October Release Party Invitation Blog Hop

We are very excited to extend an invitation to Gina K. Designs October Release Party. We have a fun evening planned for you - chatting, prizes, challenges, stamp sets reveal, design team shares, and most importantly, at the end of the party you will be able to go shopping!

If you came from Jennie's fantastic blog you're at the right place. If not make sure to head over to StampTV where you will find a list of all those participating in today's hop.

Here's a sneak peek.....of one of the cards I will be sharing at the party using a new set called YOU GO GIRL!
Don't you LOVE that quote???

Hope to see you at the party, here are all the details: Head on over to LEE'S FAB BLOG to see what she's sharing with you today and see you back here on tomorrow for the beginning of our three day Inspiration Blog Hop series for October!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Guess what????
the lovely Angela has said I can show you something I made with one of the new Emma & Brandy stamps coming to Unity on Thursday!
These stamps are by illustrator Phyllis Harris and are totally unique for Unity!  You will LOVE them!

LUCKY right??

I also have a winner to announce from my Samantha Walker giveaway!

First the card!
I made this for my niece for her birthday:
 Even I.........who is not the best at coloring....can use these stamps :)  I just colored as much as I could...then die cut the section that looked the best!  SECRETS!
The sentiment is from an older Unity Kit of the Month (not sure of the name).

Do you like it?  I hope so!

And now for my blog candy winner:
Glenda J said...
Fantastic! Love the paper.

CONGRATS!  please email me: with your mailing info!

Have you done the Unity/Spellbinders Blog Hop yet?  PLEASE DO!  3 people are going to WIN and I don't want you to miss out!
Also just for this event all of the Samantha Walker stamps we are showing are on SALE, in true Unity fashion!  So check them out and get the matching dies and you will be good to go!

Have a FABULOUS day!  See ya!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Unity Stamp Co. & Spellbinders Blog Hop DAY 1

HI and WELCOME to Day 1 of this amazing 2-day event!
You should be joining me from Latisha's blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can't think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS get together with the rockstars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can't wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!  
Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection!  We will also have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.
So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won!
(winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

I've made a little Thanksgiving decoration using the Orchard Harvest stamp set and dies.
It was SUPER simple to make.  I cut and embossed the leaves and adhered them to chipboard then cut and embossed the frame, stamped the sentiment and flourish and that's it!

It is SO nice having the tedious cutting of all those leaves!!!
This was maybe my 2nd time embossing, I have no idea why I don't do it all the time, it makes a HUGE difference in the details!
And this set of dies and stamps are great for any season!  The framed dies and stamps will work for any occasion :)

Now please head over to Shanna's blog!
In case you get lost along the way, visit the Unity Stamp Company blog for a list of all the blogs in today’s blog hop!
I am SO excited to hear what you think of all of these amazing creations today and tomorrow so make sure you leave comments on all the blogs for your chance at those fabulous prizes!


Friday, October 14, 2011

Samantha Walker & Unity Halloween Card {&a little prezzie for you from me}

Hello and Happy Friday :)
Today I have a winner, 
new card and a a giveaway to share with you.  LOTS of fun stuff!

Let's start with the winner from my little Swimming for Katie gift to you:

FibreJunky said...
I'm so thrilled that you guys are doing this hop for Katie. I didn't notice your octopus's eye shadow until I read Vanessa's comment...I had to go look again, and yup, there it is! Too funny!! It's things like this hop that make me want to be a better crafter. Off to buy some pretty special stamps...digi and otherwise.
EMAIL ME for your i {heart} papers gift certificate!

NOW FOR MY CARD..........using Halloween Traditions.
and some pretty Samantha Walker paper and stickers from the Halloween collection.

I made this for today's Friends With Flair blog hop, you can play, too, join us HERE.

And now a little "just because" gift for you.
I have 30 12x12 sheets of Samantha Walker paper to give away and a few matching sticker sheets, too!  The paper is from about 8 different lines, a fabulous variety of styles, you'll LOVE them all, promise!

To win, just leave a comment on this post, I LOVE hearing from you!  I'll announce the winner on Tuesday morning (Oct. 18th.)

Make sure you come back on Monday for a really fabulous blog hop with the Unity team and the Spellbinders team...we are going to have AMAZING prizes for you! 

Enjoy your day!!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Unity *new release* for a cause Hip Hop Thursday!

Hello friends!  Welcome to my blog for a fabulous Unity Hip Hop Thursday!
ALL of the FUN starts at the Unity Blog later this morning :)

Today I have a card for you using a brand new stamp set by Marah Johnson for Unity Stamp Co., called Dare to Fly!
{and it's only $12!}
AND Unity will donate to families affected by cancer 5% of sales all weekend long starting Thursday October 13th thru Sunday October 16th.
I made a super clean and simple card using some fun Echo Park {For The Record} paper.

Here are all of these amazing NEW stamps:

There are also NEW bitty itty bitty stamps!  They are all UNDER $2.00!
Check them out HERE!

Now it's time to visit Lisa!


{I'd love for you to enter my for my blog candy for an amazing cause HERE}

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Samantha Walker Creative Team OCTOBER Blog Hop

Hello beautiful people!
Today is (my birthday!) the Samantha Walker Creative Team's blog hop!
There is SO much amazing Samantha Walker to see, don't miss any of it!
You can start on the Samantha Walker blog and hop along!

I've made a card today using Orchard Harvest STUFF!  The stamp set, the matching Spellbinders dies and the NEW 6x6 paper, and the 12x12 paper, too!
Now it's time to hop to NANCY'S BLOG!
This month Samantha is giving away a 6X6 pad of my new Orchard Harvest Collection for Creative Imaginations.
Please leave a comment on Samantha's blog for a chance to win. 
You may receive additional entries by commenting on each of the creative team member's blogs. You can receive another bonus entry by leaving a comment on Samantha's Facebook page.
That's a total of 10 possible entries.

HAVE A FABULOUS DAY ~ you deserve it!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

I'm Swimming for Katie! & a gift for You

From October 10-12 some of the best stampers are joining together to support and encourage our friend and fellow stamper, Katie Renz, who is currently battling inoperable gastric cancer.  If you're not familiar with her, Katie’s cancer story started just before Christmas last year.  This young, beautiful, healthy, vibrant mother of 3 with her infectious smile was suddenly diagnosed with an inoperable cancer, virtually overnight.  A few tummy aches and then stage 4 gastric cancer.  Her first post about it is here.  The idea of “Swimming for Katie” came from her recent post here.
This exclusive stamp used in my sample, designed by Becky Oehlers is available as a clear stamp, as well as a digis or a dig and SVG cut file.  100% of the profits go to Katie's fund to help her and her young family.  Her husband Kevin and her three young children need our help and support.  In addition to the Keep Swimming Octopus, Marianne Walker and True =D Doodle Designs both also donated digis that are for sale.  Direct donations are also being accepted.
Information central is HERE.  Please visit to see all of these amazing digis and stamps :)  {This is a permanent page that will stay active at i {heart} papers with current information and the full 3 day blog hop listing, as well as the donation button}

Here is my card I've made today, a card that I really LOVE!  How can you not ADORE this sweet octopus???

I hope you will join me in supporting Katie through a purchase or donation.
Below is a list of everyone who has projects posted today.  I hope you will be inspired by them and moved to purchase or donate.  
AJ Otto
Carolyn Mustopa
Dawn Burnworth
Deb Felts
Gretchen Belknap
Heather Jensen
Jen del Muro
Julie Ranae
Kate - i {heart} papers
Kendra Wietstock
Lisa Johnson
Loretta Lock
Lori Tecler
Lynn Mercurio
Marianne Walker
Michele Gross
Stacy aka Twinshappy
Tracy Schultz
Debbie Olson
Cindy Lawrence
Cindy Haffner 
Julie Koerber
Christine Okken
Tammy Hershberger
Danielle Kennedy
Barbara Anders
Makiko Jones
Ashley N Newell
Shannan Teubner
Taylor Usry
Jen Tapler
Jenn Balcer
Jenny Chesnick
Jess Larsen
Jessica Knutsen
Jimmi Mayo
Joan Bardee
Joan Ervin
Julia Aston
Julie Day
Julie Ebersole

If you would like to send Katie a card, her mailing address is:
Katie Renz
PO Box 5913
Bellingham, WA 98227-5913

Now I bet you want to know how you can win something FABULOUS!
I would LOVE to give 1 person a $10 gift certificate for i {heart} papers!
What you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me HOW you are swimming for Katie, too!
Did you buy any of the amazing new digi's or stamps available?  Are you sending her a card?  Did you make a donation?  (ANY amount will be amazing)

Do one of the things above and let me know by Thursday at midnight....and on Friday, Oct. 14th I will post a winner!

Enjoy the WHOLE hop and have a fabulous day!