Wednesday, July 28, 2010

$50 CSN Gift Certificate Giveaway

I am excited to announce that CSN Stores is offering a $50 gift certficate to one lucky reader of my blog...woot woot! :) Everything under the sun, from dishes and dining room tables to pet and office supplies, is available at CSN Stores. They also have free shipping on just about everything (some exclusions apply). Gotta love that!

Some of my favorite products that I found while browsing the website were the Green Rachel Ray Bubble and Brown Stoneware Bake Set, Alessi Pino Funnel (how fun!?!), and of course the KitchenAid Artisan Mixer in Green (every lady who bakes NEEDS one of these LOL).

Did you know that I love, love, love to bake? It's true...I do. My grandma was an excellent baker, and she really taught me a lot while she was still alive. I can't help but feel closer to her when I am in my kitchen. I have been thinking about blogging about baking once in awhile. What would you think of that?

So, are you wondering how YOU can win a $50 CSN gift certificate? Here's are the deets on how each person can have up to 3 chances to win:

1) Comment on this post.

2) Blog about this giveaway with a direct link back to this post.

3) Be a follower of my blog or become a follower by clicking on the "follow" link in my sidebar.

***Be sure to leave your comments before Thursday, August 5th at 11:59 PM CST***

Remember...there are up to 3 chances to win. Please leave a separate comment for each chance.

Good luck peeps! :)

More Smiles

Hello friends! :) Here is another card that closely resembles a card that I've made in the past...LOL. I sure hope you don't mind my repeats. Well, today I am running around like a crazy woman making sure all loose ends are tied up before I head out of town to the CHA SuperShow. Please stop back tomorrow for a little giveaway. Have a great day!


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Birthday Bella

Hi everybody! :) Today I am sharing a few birthday cards using stamps from Stamping Bella. I recently had a request for a large number of cards come in, and I have been super duper duper busy meeting the deadline. You may recognize the layout of this card as I have used it in the past. It's one of my go-to birthday cards...LOL.

I am also preparing to attend the CHA SuperShow in Chicago with my pal Lelia. I am soooo excited!!! I promise to get back into the swing of things with my blog as soon as I get back. Oh yes, and I will have a little surprise for you while I am away too. Be sure to stop back later this week and check out my little treat for you (wink).


Friday, July 16, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

Hi Unity fanatics! :) It's that time again...Friends with Flair Friday! Woot woot! Please check out the Unity blog to see a complete list of bloggers participating in the hop today. One lucky commenter who finds the FWF blinkie will win stamps...gotta love that! Last week, I was the lucky winner! I could not believe it. Thanks Unity!

This is my first time using my brand new PTI Raspberry Fizz cardstock. I think I might be a little behind the curve...LOL! What a beautiful color! Can you tell that the "sound waves" coming out of the boom box are sparkly? They sure are. Those tunes are so great they are sparklin', I guess. :)

Have a fantabulous Friday!

Stamps: Unity Dec '09 KOM, March '10 KOM
Paper: PTI SSW, raspberry, SU soft sky, black, Piggy Tales Twinkle Twinkle Little Star pp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, EK Success Embossed Curve border punch, Basics ribbon, The Paper Co. Studio gray rhinestones, Stickles

Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Sweet Mystery

Well hello sweet peeps! :) Are you gearing up for the weekend that's just around the corner? Is it just me, or do the weeks go by even faster during the summer? I hope you are having a fantastic day!

This stamped image is a bit of a mystery. You see, I received the image as a RAK a long time ago and I don't recognize it. If you happen to recognize the stamp, please leave a comment or email me and let me know. I would greatly appreciate it. I so adore this stamp and would love to add it to my collection!

The little paper roses used on this card are from Wild Orchid Crafts. My crafty friend Lelia (that's pronounced Lee-La my friends) spoiled me with a bunch of crafty goodness when we met up recently. Scoot on over to her blog, Green Goddess Creations, and check her out if you don't already stalk her. She does fabulous work, plus she's a rockin' cool chick! :)

ETA The mystery stamp has been identified...LOL. It is Summer Ice Cream from Funky Kits.


Stamps: Unknown, MFT sentiment
Paper: SU kraft, vanilla, PTI blush, MME Tres Jolie Mother Stripe pp
Ink: SU chocolate chip, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, SU label punch, Wild Orchid Crafts roses, The Paper Studio brads, Melissa Frances vintage ribbon

Friday, July 9, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

Happy Friday peeps! Today is another Unity Friends with Flair Friday...gotta love that! :) Please scoot on over to the Unity blog to see a complete list of participants in the blog hop today.

I sure had a bugger of a time capturing a decent picture picture of this card. Sorry for the less than fabulous pic! I ripped up some muslin fabric to use as ribbon on this card. Do you like the look of all the loose threads on the fabric? I think I do! I asked the gal at the fabric store what other fabrics might give them same effect, and she directed me to some really inexpensive cotton fabrics. Some of the yellow cotton fabric she suggested was used as a mat for the the sentiment. Have a great Friday! :)

Crafty hugs,

Stamps: Unity Jan 2010 KOM
Paper: SU kraft, chocolate chip, vanilla, Cosmo Cricket Earth Love pp
Ink: Memento cocoa
Accessories: MS scoring board, muslin, cotton fabrics

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July to my American readers! I thought I'd pop in and share a few pictures of my Yorkies in their cute patriotic hair bows. That's Peanut on top and Pumpkin on the bottom. Aren't they cute? Pumpkin's little tongue almost always hangs out of the side of her little presh! :)

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."
~Elmer Davis

Enjoy the rest of the holiday!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Unity Friends with Flair Friday

It's that time again...Unity Friends with Flair Friday! Woot woot! :) To find a complete list of bloggers participating in the hop today, please visit the Unity blog. This is the first FWF Friday that I have participated in for quite awhile, and I am so thrilled to be back! I can't wait to see all of the yummy Unity style inspiration waiting for me along the hop.

This card is based on a sketch for Truly Scrumptious Challenge #35. I went CRAZY and combined patterned papers from multiple manufacturers (gasp), which is something I rarely trust myself to do. LOL The stamps used are from the Everyday Adorable kit, one of my very favorite Unity kits. Thank you so much for taking the time to pop by my blog today!

YOU make me smile! :)

Stamps: Unity Everyday Adorable
Paper: PTI SSW, SU kraft, Archivers yellow, Prism green, MME Home pp, K&Co Berry Sweet pp
Ink: SU melon mambo, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, HL brad, AC ribbon

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Patriotic Bugg

Hello blog world! :) Are all of my American friends ready for the Fourth of July festivities this weekend? I wonder if anybody else's furbabies despise fireworks as much as mine do. My neighbors love fireworks equally as much as my doggies despise them, which always makes for an insanely crazy but fun weekend at my house. LOL

This card will be entered into several challenges this week: Tiddly Inks Challenge #11 (Red, White, and Blue), Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #65 (Stars and Stripes), PCP Sketch Challenge sk062610, and Cupcake Inspiration Challenge #65. This has got to be some sort of record for me! I usually only dabble in challenges here and there, but I have been needing a little inspirational kick start lately. The main image is Cherry Bugg from Tiddly Inks. I just lurve her! :)

Miss you already!

Stamps: Tiddly Inks Cherry Bugg digi image, CC Designs sentiment
Paper: PTI SSW, SU kraft, pacific point, Recollections Red Stripes pp
Ink: SU real red, Copic markers
Accessories: Nesties, Basics ribbon, Michaels silver twine, MFT buttons, EK Success embossed curve border punch, SU star punch, OCL sparkly fluff, Shimmerz