Tuesday, October 30, 2007

{ winner }

Thanks to everyone who suggested hair salon names last week. I still haven't picked one, but you've given me lots of great ideas to think about!

The winner of a giftie from me is...

Elaine said...

--Great Looks
--5th Avenue Salon (fill in the 5th Avenue with whatever street name it's on)...hopefully it's a nice name!
--Style & More

Good luck!! :)

October 22, 2007 12:58 AM

Elaine, please email me with your mailing address so I can send this out to you. Thanks!


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

{ beautiful alexa card }

Here's a gorgeous thank you card I received the other day from Alexa. Thank you Alexa, it's absolutely beautiful!


Monday, October 22, 2007

{ christmas cards }

Card Details:
Card stock: SU Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Shimmery White.
Stamps: SU
Ink: SU Craft White, Basic Black
Ribbon: a gift from Lois. Thanks again Lois!
Coloring: SU markers, stickles.
Embossing folder: cuttlebug
Scalloped oval: nestabilities from Urban Trends in Abbotsford.

Card Details:
Design pretty much copied from this card by Hollie Lisk.
Card stock: SU Whisper white, white glossy, real red.
Stamps: SU
Ink: SU Basic Black
Ribbon: SU red gingham, $ store white.
Coloring: SU markers, stickles.
Brads: SU
Embossing folder: cuttlebug

Sunday, October 21, 2007

{ help me brainstorm? }


Sorry I don't have a new card to show you yet... I have been stamping like crazy, although you'd never know it from my blog. I have over 40 Christmas cards almost done.

I'm going to be opening a hair salon in a couple months and one of the first things I need to do is come up with a good name for it! I'd love to hear some ideas you may have. I don't want my name in the salon name. I'm going to bribe you for your ideas... if you leave me a comment on this post with at least 3 ideas for a hair salon name your name will be entered in a draw for a surprise package of stamping goodies from me. I'll do the draw in one week. Now, let's hear your creative ideas!!



Friday, October 12, 2007

{ thanks nancy }

Good Morning!

Guess what I found in my mailbox this morning?! A gorgeous Lizzie Anne stamp set - my blog candy from Nancy! Thank you so much Nancy! I LOVE this stamp set even more in person! The packaging (CD case with full color insert) is awesome, too, and I love how the stamps are real rubber and they're on cushion and they're on cling already - so they're ready to go when you get them. PERFECT! I can tell I'm going to "need" many more Lizzie Anne stamp sets in the future... can you let my girls know that's what I'd like for Christmas? LOL


{ wow }

WOW! If you read this article how can you not sell all your punches and buy these?! I think I am 95% convinced LOL.

Does anyone know the cheapest place to get these nestabilites dies? I'm interested in buying basically the entire collection, so I need a good price!


Update: So, I just bought these from Urban Trends in Abbotsford! I was so excited when I found out she just got them in stock last night! It's nice not to have to order from the US and wait forever to get them in the mail.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

{ christmas card contest }

Tonight is the deadline for Sarah's Christmas card contest! Hurry over to Stampinsars to read all the details and quickly get your entries in! I still haven't entered and now the deadline has snuck up on me. Not sure if I will get anything contest worthy made tonight since I have a couple of very important shows to watch. LOL


{ thanks rhonda }

This morning I received some fun mail from Rhonda (Quiltnut!). She sent me a pattern for a pear quilt - yayyyy! Thank you so much! I've been in love with this quilt for years and now I will finally get to make myself one! Rhonda also sent me this gorgeous fall card. The patterned layer is vellum - so nice! The raffia finishes the card off perfectly. Thanks for making my day!


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

{ can you help please? }

Please help me win this amazingly beautiful fall quilt! It'll just take a minute. :-) Here's how you can help. <---CLICK

Whoever refers the most people to this blog candy wins the quilt! I would absolutely love to win this!


Don't forget to watch Private Practice tonight! I can't believe I forgot last week!


Wednesday, October 03, 2007

{ playing with my new stamp set }


One of my most recent stamp purchases was the Big Bold Birthday set from Stampin' Up!. The main reason I bought this set was because I fell in love with this card by nitestamper on Splitcoast Stampers! I've copied her card except for a few changes (different patterned paper, different colored card stock & ink, different ribbon, etc, but over all the design is all hers!). I made 6 of these cards yesterday. Next time I make them I will resize things a bit so more of the background paper shows. I hate covering up cute background paper. It seems like such a waste!

The second card shown here is one that I copied from Kristina. I just love her style! You've got to check out her blog. I made 6 of these cards as well. It's nice to have a pile of cheery birthday cards on hand.


Monday, October 01, 2007

{ card contest winner }

Good Monday Morning!

I am pleased to announce that we have a winner to my card contest! I had 2 people (Stephanie and Amy) select a winner, completely independently of each other and they both chose Laurie Serino's beautiful card (shown here). Congratulations Laurie! I have your address and will be sending off your prize in the next couple of days.

You can see more of Lauri's amazing work at her blog: Stamping for God's Glory.

Thank you all for taking the time to enter the contest!


{ contest entries }

Melanie Janzen

Theresa Grdina

Stephanie Severin

Sarah Froese

Paula Goff

Monica Sheldon

Mary Elliot

Lori Woodbury

Lindsay Flowers

Laurie Serino

Kristy Vernon


Jill Campbell

Elizabeth Neumann

Elaine Phillips

Donna Kurinsky

Denise Wallace

Chelsey Navratil


Amanda Walter

Allison Fillo

Nancy Elrick

Nancy Elrick

Nancy Elrick