Thursday, September 30, 2010

Flower Soft Thank You

OTWC #26 - Use the colors as inspiration

Get Sketchy - Sketch
A Spoonfull of Sugar - Spots and Stripes
C.R.A.F.T. - Fancy floral
Crafty Sentiments - Use a border punch (I used Martha Stewart Lattice)
Heart To Heart Card Drive - Thank you
Flower Soft (FSC05) - Use flower soft and flowers!

Glitterbabe New DT Introductions and Challenge #14

WOOT WOOT!! The time has finally arrived and I am "officially" introduced on the Glitterbabe can check out all the new members HERE!

The challenge over at Glitterbabe this week is wet or dry embossing and don't forget the sparkly stuff!!! To go directly to the challenge post click HERE!

And for this week we are being sponsored by: Ellaphantastic Cards and Crafts

Helen was kind enough to give the DT members a digi to use on our projects this week! And here is my first Glitterbabe DT card! I heat embossed the outside of the main inverted scallop with gold and dry embossed the smaller red inverted scallops with the Cuttlebug Snow Dots folder. Colored the image with my Copics, added some gold glitter to the snowmans buttons and finished off the ground with some Polar White Flowersoft! Isn't he adorable?? I just love that little birdie on his hat!

I have a quick question for many of you would like to know exactly which Copics I use for my cards?? I have left it out so far because it is an extra step I would have to take for my posts but if you really would like to know which ones I use I would be more than happy to share! I just don't want to do the extra work if nobody cares! LOL! So if I have several of you that say, "yes yes yes...please share!" than your wish is my command! :)

Alrighty, now for the challenges!
Lollipop Crafts Glitter (on snowmans buttons)
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in September
The Creative Cottage - Bling (glitter)
Penny's Challenge - Circles
CPS - Sketch
Sew Many - Christmas theme
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - Bling (glitter)
Charisma Cardz - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Guessing Game Winner!

I really enjoyed reading all the guesses yesterday on my food picture! I couldn't believe I had 18 different people try and guess....I was so pleased to see you wanted to play along! :) I must say it was so much fun I hope to do it again sometime!! The correct answer was PERSIMMON!!! :) A neighbor of my parents has given me about 3 buckets full and I have managed to get about 14 cups of pulp out of it to freeze for recipes later! All squeezed through a mesh bag by hand...yes, it took awhile! :P
So 6 people guessed correctly and I put those names in a hat and as I was mixing them up one flopped out of the hat so just figured that was a good sign that should be my winner and that person is ............................drum roll....................................Lou Lou Shive!!!!

Congrats! Please e-mail me with your mailing address by October 3rd and I will send you a surprise pack of goodies!! Thanks again to everyone for playing my little guessing game!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

More New Goodies!!

Just had to share with you some new stuff I received from my Aussie pals!!

The above goodies are from Annmaree at Emu Creations! She sent me a wide assortment of stuff! Some choccies, green apple licorice, choc. cookies that I have searched for in EVERY store around here and we do NOT have...sniffle! These will have to be savoured!! Also, some lovely lace, stamps and stamped images! ALL GORGEOUS!! OH and she knows how much I love to cook so I got an apron and mitt! I also like to get things from where people live so she sent me an Aussie letter opener, keychain and pen!! So pretty! Just LOVE it all!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for my "belated" birthday present!!!

I was lucky enough to win these stickers (plus a few other fun items) from my other Aussie pal Merry from MerryMade Cards and Crafts! She actually went back 6 months on her blog to count up each comment and whoever left the most comments won!! YAY! I couldn't believe how many times in such a short period I left her a comment! :) THANKS AGAIN MERRY!!

I don't have a picture of these items but I have been so lucky with winning lately! Here is a list of some stuff I have won: Stamp set from Becky B., single Unity Stamp from a blog hop, 10 digis from Sassy Studio Designs, Prima Pearls from Simon Says Stamp, 5 Tiffany Doodle digis, stamp from Sugar Nellie, $10 gift cert. to Digital Delights, 2 stamps from Whimsy, a prize pack from Wild Orchid Crafts, candy from My Inkie Fingers, $25 prize pack from Instyle Stamps AND the cozy christmas stamp set from Lawn Fawn!! Whew! I didn't realize how much until I had typed this...I am very blessed with these prizes and I want to thank each and every one that sponsored these!! LOVE THEM ALL!! Thank you!!

I will be back later with a winner from my guessing game yesterday!
Also, don't forget to see if you were a winner from the Stamping Vacation Homemade With A Hop...there are some prizes that have not been claimed!

Have a good day everyone!

Take a guess!

** Guessing game now closed **

What are these?? Leave me a comment and I might just pick a winner if you get it right!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Homemade With A Hop Winners!!!!!!!!

Time to announce the winners from our hop over the weekend. Everyone was selected randomly and you have until October 3rd to claim your prize! If we do not hear from you by that date we will unfortunately have to pick another winner.

The winners from my blog are...............drum roll.................

Practicing Creativity Design (stamp set of winner's choice) goes to Kay from

First $10 Rubberstamp Ave. gift certificate goes to Lois B from

Second $10 Rubberstamp Ave. gift certificate goes to Becky B from

CONGRATS LADIES!!!! Please send me an e-mail (you can find that in my profile) and I will get back with you on how to redeem your prize!!

The winners from all the other blogs are listed below! If you see your name please go to that particular blog to see how to collect your prize!

THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR PARTICIPATION!!! We had a great time and I hope you did too!! :)

From Stamping Vacation (Denise):
NEETI of "Potpourri of Art Decor" wins the prize from Ooh-la-la!
JOANNE GILCH of "Cardology Etc" wins the grand prize of a gift certificate to the store of her choice! Joanne visited every blog so she will receive a $50.00 gift certificate!

From Dreaming And Creating (Karen)
Stampsmith Gift Certificates go to:
Ira of Ira's Crea Corner
Janet of Life Full of Sunflowers
Kym Crafty Cards

From Aspiring to Creativity (Dana)
The Pixie Cottage gift certificate:
Margreet (
Lawn Fawn stamp set: B-Jo (

From Free-4-Ever (Corry)
Die Cuts from Die Cuts Dreams Store is Ruthie of "Gotta Find a Cool & funky
Prairie Fairy images is Rhonda of "Rhonda's Creative Spirit"

From Life is Beautiful (Audrey)
Kym´s Craft Cards wins the $50.00 gift certificate from Sunflowers and Dragonflies
Karen B from Memories Unleashed wins the stamp set of her choice from Sparkle and Sprinkle.

From Aspiring to Creativity (Dana)
The Pixie Cottage gift certificate: Margreet (
Lawn Fawn stamp set: B-Jo

From Merrymade Cards and Crafts (Merry)
$25 Sticker Store gift certificate to Lou Lou Shive of
$25 Sticker Store gift certificate to Jennifer of
£10 voucher for Lili of the Valley to Janet of

Emu Creations (Annmaree)
4 Meljen Images - Joanne Gilch

$10US Certificate to Really Reasonable Ribbon - CrafterGM

Coldwaters2 (Lorraine)
Christi of wins digital images from Glitterbabe's Art
JLJ Designs of wins a $25.00 gift certificate from Victorine Originals

Edited to add: We were able to get 200 followers over at Stamping Vacation so a random winner was selected for a $25 gift certificate and that winner is Anne!!

CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!! Enjoy your prizes!!
Reminder that I still have candy on my blog until October 8th!! Click HERE for details!! I would appreciate any support I can get!! THANK YOU!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

17 and 71

The Stamping Vacation Blog Hop has officially come to an end but don't forget to check back on Tues. Sept 28th to see if you won any of the magnificent prizes from our sponsors!! I want to thank each of you that participated in the hop and a special thanks to my other DT members and our leader Denise! All our hard work paid off as I feel this was a very successful hop! You might also be wondering why I have the numbers 17 and 71 in the title. I received 71 sweet comments AND got 17 new followers (interesting flipped number coincidence huh?)!! WOWZA!! I am blown away!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I appreciate all the kind words you had to say! :)