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!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Inspired By Stamping: Altered Tin

Well, hi again!  I'm excited to have another creation to share with you today using stamps from Inspired By Stamping!  This time, I have used lots of different flowers from the store to create a gift set!  Take a peek!

I started by covering the tin and its lid with some patterned paper.  I liked the colors and the texture of the wood grain and so I chose some kraft paper to create a seed packet front using stamps from the Garden Seed Packets set and then some matching flowers to add to the tin.  A pennant stating that the gift is to say thank you and some ruffled ribbon trim finished off the tin.  The sentiment and pennant were made using stamps from the Garden Seed Packets set as well.

A pennant stating that the gift is to say thank you and some ruffled ribbon trim finished off the tin.  The sentiment and pennant were made using stamps from the Garden Seed Packets set as well.

Next, a small thank you card was created to go along with the tin.  A daisy flower was used as the only embellishment and the wording is from the Sweet Pea set.

That's all for me today!  I hope you like my project and that you hop over to the Inspired By Stamping store to grab these goodies today!  Also, don't forget to take a peek on the Inspired By Stamping blog for more inspiration using these products!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!


Daisy Flowers

Mixed Small Flowers

Garden Seed Packets set

Sweet Pea Set

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Make a Splash!

Hi, friends!  I'm here today with a fun card made with some darling digital elements from Doodle Pantry!  It's got a fun underwater summer theme and I added lots of texture...I hope you like it!  Come and take a peek!

Here's the card~

For these fabulous challenges~

I've used the Carousel Seahorse set by Doodle Pantry, sequins from Paper Sweeties, rhinestones by Basic Grey, liquid pearls by Ranger, netting and seashells from my stash, homemade glitter spray, a Sakura gel pen (faux stitching), and an embossing folder and card stock by Stampin' Up!.

Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at my creation!  I hope you like what you see and that you come and play along with these fabulous challenges!  If you do, join in the monthly challenge at Doodle Pantry, too, because our theme is Christmas in July or Water images!  HUGS and happy {digi} stamping!

Great Impressions: Friendship--To Be Oneself

Hi, friends!  It's time for another post using stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  Today I have a card made with some of our NEWEST stamps and some bling I forgot I had in my stash!  I went for a blue and gray color combo to match the bling I re-found. ;)  Come and take a peek!

Here's my card~


I stamped the flower image a few times and then the sentiment on top.  I then added the bling flowers and held them in place with liquid pearls.  I also added some glossy accents to the circular parts of the sentiment.  I LOVE it.  What do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at this card!  Hop over to the Great Impressions blog for more inspiration and come play along with our monthly challenge, too!  If you use stamps from Great Impressions, you'll be able to link up your creation in our Customer Gallery, too!  HUGS and happy stamping to you all!