Sunday, January 15, 2012

Winner - One Year Anniversary Blog Candy Giveaway!!!!!!!!

And the winner is:  
Blogger shensen said...
I have decided that I will follow you through email. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy and Happy Anniversay with many more years of success. Sharon Hensen
January 9, 2012 9:16 PM
Sharon, let me know your address and I will send it out in the mail to you.  Thanks everyone for your kind wishes!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

One Year Anniversary Blog Candy Giveaway!!!!!!!!

Blog candy Giveaway!

So it has been a year since I started my is really hard to believe how fast it has gone.  And I want to give you, my loyal followers a chance to win my blog candy.  What is included?  Fifty sheets of 6x6 designer series paper, a brand new Scallop Trim Boarder punch, Stampin'Up! retired flowers and pearls, brads and a brand new bottle of Smooch Silver Fox Pearlized Accent Ink.  I would appreciate it if you would either become a Follower or sign up for my Follow by Email and tell me in your comment that you leave what you option you have used.  Only one entry per person, please, and if you comment using Anonymous, please check back next Sunday to see if you have won.  I will end the contest on next Sunday, January 15 and choose the winner with a random number generator.  Good luck, and thanks for visiting me.  Debbie

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #1

The Mocha Morning Sounding Joy
I know, I'm crazy, but I ran into a brand new challenge over at Always Playing With Paper and could not pass it by.  Leslie is a wonderful talented lady and I have been following her blog for a long time.  Good time to get a start on next year's Christmas cards and I will have this one available to make in my card buffet.  So, here is the Challenge Sketch:

Stamps:  The Sounding Joy and Season of Joy
Ink:  Versamark
Paper: Basic Black, Early Espresso and Gold cardstock, Paper Vellum and Mocha Morning DSP
Accessories:  Big Shot, Oval Scallop Frame, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Edge Border, Black and Gold Emboss Powder, Embossing Buddy

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stampin Llamas Occasionally Occasions Blog Hop

Stampin' Llamas Occasionally Occasions Blog Hop

The Stampin’ Llamas are hoppin’ into 2012! As we showcase products in the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions mini catalog and free items in the Sale-a-bration brochure*, you’ll find projects for any occasion. Watch for new products for your Sizzix Big Shot, as well as fresh new fabric, designer series paper, ribbons and hardware, and, of course, exclusive rubber stamps from Stampin’ Up!.

Packed for Baby-Girl

Detail of Packed for Baby Stamp

Twitterpated Designer Button
This was the first chance I have had to sit down and play with my new stamps, and tools from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  After the holidays, I had the flu again, so now I am feeling better and happy to create again.  This card is made using the new Packed for Baby, isn't it so cute?  I am in the process of designing cards for my upcoming Card Buffet and this will be one of them.  I used the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color the Packed for Baby.  I used the Petite Pairs stamp set for the sentiment and the set comes with an inside sentiment also that reads, "so glad you're here!".  Bet you are wondering how I got the background pink?  Our hostess stamp set in the Holiday Mini, Warmest of Wishes, had an inside circle cut out of the wreath.  I used that circle to stamp the Blushing Bride ink over the sentiment, then used a 1 1/4" Circle Punch to cut it out.  Doesn't it leave a nice clean white border?  The background DSP is the new Twitterpated and the button is out of the Twitterpated Designer buttons, aren't they too cute?  The hearts were made using the new Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die and they come in different textures.

Everyday Enchantment Paper Doily

Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad

Isn't this new Paper Doily Large Sizzlits Die gorgeous?  Hint, cut a Scallop Circle Bigz Die and tape it to the back of the sizzlit and all of those little punch-outs fall out of the doily.  The DSP used on the card is from the Everyday Enchantment paper in the upcoming sale-a-bration catalog as well as the ribbon that I laced through the doily and the matching brad.  Too cute!  The sentiment is from the Apothecary Art stamp set that I colored with our markers to match.  It was cut out with the new Framelits Die Labels Collection.  If you don't have a copy of the new mini yet, there is a link to the right on my blog.  If you don't have a demonstrator yet, please consider becoming one of my special customers.  Email me for my online specials.

Sweet Cake

This card was made using the Sweet Cake stamp set that I earned for free because of my new recruit, Paula!  Thanks Paula!!!!!  It is on the new DSP Sweet Shop and that cute ribbon in the background is our new 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon, Blushing Bride.
Come back on Sunday to sign up for my Blog One Year Anniversary Blog Candy Giveaway!!!!!!!!  I am making a pledge this year to be a better blogger and to blog at least once a week.  If you would like to receive email notifications of my blog updates, please sign up to the right. It has been a great blogging year for me, and thank all of you for visiting and your supportive comments.
Next, on to Heather, she is so talented as well as my other Llama sisters, thanks for stopping by.

Here’s the list of occasionally sale-a-brating llamas. You can start anywhere on the list and make a complete circuit; each stop will link to the next blog. And you can return here from any of the llama blogs.