Thursday, July 31, 2014

Paper Sweeties August Inspiration Challenge #22 - 'Let's Celebrate'

Hi, friends!  It's time for another monthly challenge over at Paper Sweeties and this month we've got a SURPRISE!  It's Paper Sweeties' 2nd birthday and so we're going with a celebratory theme!  PLUS, we have a hop going on with some amazing guest, too!  


Here's the inspiration~

My card~

Thanks for stopping by today!  I do hope you'll join in the fun with us on the Paper Sweeties blog and that you'll leave some love with the other gals on this amazing team!  PLUS, comment along the way (including our very special guests) for your chance to win MAJOR PRIZES!!!  Get to hopping, all!

HUGS and happy stamping to you all!

Great Impressions: You're FABULOUS!

Hi, friends!  It's time for another post using stamps from the Great Impressions online store!  Today I have a FABULOUS card using some super fun stamps that I think you'll want to add to your stash!. ;)  Come and take a peek!

Here's my creation~


I used a mash up of stamps to create this card, but my FAVORITE one is the Elegant Motif stamp.  It is SO versatile and can be used for so many things--this time a background panel!  Go and grab it today! :)

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!

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!