Monday, June 22, 2009

We Have A Winner!

As determined by Random.Org, the big winner is . . . .


for submitting the following quote:

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty" - Maya Angelou

Isn't that a great quote?! I'm going to keep a copy of it to help me remember there are better things to come when I'm going through one of those not-so-pleasant periods of change.

Jessgos1313, please contact me at this week with your contact information so I can arrange to send you your goodies! And I almost forgot . . . as a Follower of my blog, you will receive DOUBLE the goodies, as promised!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Lovin' the Quotes!

I am so glad that I asked for people to post their favorite quotes to be entered for my Blog Candy! It is so much fun to read them! Have YOU posted an entry for my giveaway? If not, CLICK HERE FOR MY BLOG CANDY POST!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Well . . . I DID promise!

I have a stash of current In-Color cardstock - 30 half sheets pre-cut and ready for you to turn into cards! Want 'em? To enter, simply post your favorite inspirational quote in the comment section of this post. Please include your email address so it will be easy to contact you if you are the winner. Apologies to my international sisters . . . I can only mail blog candy to US addresses at this time.

Want a bonus? If you are a follower of my blog, I'll DOUBLE the number of sheets to 60! (In other words, you ought to sign up to follow my blog! LOL)

Enter before noon on Sunday . . . I'll draw a random entry on Sunday evening and announce the winner on Monday!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Stampin' Addicts Bon Voyage Blog Hop!

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Bon Voyage Blog Hop!

You have just arrived from The Stampin' Bunny where you enjoyed Rhonda's creations featuring the set Pretty Amazing and are now at
Port of Call #24! This stop will give you a quick look at Seeing Spots, one of the most versatile sets Stampin' Up! has every produced!

Seeing Spots (115058) is retiring! Get it while you still can!

The first two cards use a One Sheet Wonder (OSW) . . . if you are not familiar with the OSW technique, it is a TOTALLY easy way to make a lot of cute and simple cards FAST! In addition to Seeing Spots, these cards feature Curvy Verses & Think Happy Thoughts stamp sets, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip ink, Regal Rose,
Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla paper. I've embossed the kiwi paper with my Big Shot for a little extra texture and added a little 'bling' with some rhinestone brads. Final touch was to add some grosgrain ribbon! Whatcha think?

Next up is my favorite project! I really went out of my comfort zone with the color choices and I'm so glad I did! Who would have thought that Perfect Plum, Really Rust, Certainly Celery, and Sage Shadow would look so great?! This card again features Seeing Spots in the center of the flower. I've added a couple of die cut daisy's from my Big Shot and finished it off with a Filigree brad. The sentiment is from Fast & Fun Notes which is another 'must have' set . . . even if you only use the sentiments!

Finally, I made a cute little gift bag! These are also 'out-of-the-box' colors for me . . . Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, and Sage Shadow. It does have a rhinestone brad and a bit of ribbon but I still think it would be great for a Father's Day gift or other masculine gift, don't you? This bag was sooooooo easy - check back next week for directions and for links to the bag that Lyssa made that inspired this one.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit here at port of call #24. Please come back after the tour is over for more information on these projects (I'll also have some BLOG CANDY!). Your next Port of Call is #25 with Sharon's blog, Trails and SNAILS for a look at Frames with a Flourish. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

Click here for Port of Call #25

Miss something?

Click here to go back to Port of Call #23

One announcement before disembarking: the tour links are only active through 11:59 pm Tuesday June 16; after that, many hostesses will post more details on projects you see today. Bookmark your favorite stops now--on return visits, you'll bypass customs & immigration and go straight to the fun!

Want to learn more about Stampin' Addicts - the best source on the web for Stampin' Up! ideas and inspiration? Click HERE!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Hop! Hop! Hop!

I am SO excited to be a part of another Stampin’ Addicts blog tour! These are so much fun and feature great projects from extremely talented demonstrator friends of mine. You remember the awesome Parade of Papers tour last month–this new ‘farewell’ tour will feature all retiring sets from the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. I’ll be stop #24 and featuring a super cute stamp set!

The tour will run from noon on Saturday, June 13th to midnight on Tuesday, June 16th. After that, the ship will depart, so be sure to bookmark your favorite sites to return to later for instructions and patterns for the projects. Unlike other blog hops, ours are FREE to view and participate in, and highly professionally organized, with no dropped links and 100% participation. You will not be disappointed! Mark your calendar so you don't miss all the creative fun!