Sorry I forgot to post this! I am soooo lame! But, without furthur ado....Random.org picked number 3...Nancy, who said "Love the stamp set and color combos! Hope to one day get the Enchanted Cottage for one of your classes. Thx for a chance to win. Nancy at central va dot net".
So, Nancy shoot me an email with your info and I will get this out to you! -Cyndi
Our theme today was "Snow". So I used my new "Scarf Chick" image from InStyle stamps. You all know how I love digi images because you can resize the, flip them, etc. On this one I printed her twice...once on Copic paper to color, and once on pattern paper to paper-piece. I used my new Icicles punch from Martha Stewart (adding of course a bit of stickles to that!) and also used Create a Flake 2 from Spellbinders for my snowflakes. I picked up the new pp from Kaiser Kraft yesterday at a local store. She couldn't get it out of the box fast enough for me!OK, so head over to the ISS blog for your chance to win! And while you are at it, scroll down for a chance at my Blog candy give away this week! Thanks for visiting! -Cyndi
Its Saturday night and I am watching GI Joe for the 3rd time this week! and no, my 6 year old son isn't twisting my arm...I love it too! But I am a bit A.D.D. so I need to do something else at the same time :) So here are a couple of cards for you. I made these back over the summer when I was doing the Glitter/Aceteate tutorial for Stampendous.I realized that these 2 never went on the blog so I am adding them today. The first is with Mum Messages by Stampendous, using Marigold and Tigerlily glitters. The pattern paper is from K & Co.
The next one uses the Big Blossom set from Stampendous. This is the set that I have to give away to you today... I ended up with an extra set! I also have 3 small bottles of the ultra fine ultra awesome glitter by Stampendous.
So, simply leave me a quick comment this week and I will draw a number on Friday at 9pm EST! That simple :) So, thats it for the night. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the weekend. -Cyndi
OK, back as promised with blog candy winner... Random.org picked #16...Pamela C! Pamela email me with your snail mail and I'll get the package out to you!
Next up...here's a bit of Fluffles humor for you. The sentiment reads "Life's uncertain...eat dessert FIRST!" Bwaaahaha! I just love this cat. He reminds me of all my 3 cats and their antics, but mostly of my little stupid cat Starbuck. (Not named for coffee but for the pilot from Battlestar)
Fluffles is from Stampendous. Although we carry them at the shop (Enchanted Cottage) we don't have a huge selection, so this one I got from Betty. Its one of those nifty cool cling mount stamps (unmounted but with the image on the reverse so you can really SEE where it will stamp!)
The image is all one stamp, so then I cut it out with my coluzzle so I could maintain the tail...can't be cutting out Fluffles' tail. Its colored with copics, then I added glitter to the ballon and cake and candles. I am totally in love with this Stampendous glitter that I bought for my glitter & acetate card class! These 2 colors are from the Pearl glitter collection...shimmery yet not overly sparkly. Just yummy.
That awesome border at the bottom was done with a new EK border punch that embosses too... this piece was actually cut from the throwawy white strip at the bottom of a sheet of pp...DUH!
ok, now on to this weeks Summer Reading recommendation...
How about the best humor you have ever read, throw in some gory murders, off-the-wall characters, and just enough sexual tension to keep you reading just one more chapter. Try Janet Evanovitch's Stephanie Plum series...first in the series is "One for the Money". I have been reading these books for years and unfortunately hold all other humor writers to her huge standards. There are over a dozen of these to keep you reading for a couple of weeks at least, LOL. BUT, warning...lots of language in these babies...so be prepared.
Alrighty, I am signing off for the day. Have a great week, check in tomorrow for Pink Cat Studio peeks! Thanks for visiting! -Cyndi
Supplies: Stamps: Full Fluffles (Stampendous) Paper: Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse pp (K & Co); Soft Sky cs (SU!); chocolate, white cs (PTI) Ink: Memento Tuxedo black (Tsukineko) Accessories: Mint Green & Sunflower Pearl Glitter (Stampendous); Quickie Glue pen (Sakura); coluzzle; border punch (EK Success); white tafetta ribbon (SU!); markers (Copic)
Stamps: Full Fluffles (Stampendous)
Paper: Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse pp (K & Co); Soft Sky cs (SU!); chocolate, white cs (PTI)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Mint Green & Sunflower Pearl Glitter (Stampendous); Quickie Glue pen (Sakura); coluzzle; border punch (EK Success); white tafetta ribbon (SU!); markers (Copic)
Well...I can't believe my little ol blog has finally snuck up near 100,000 hits! Holy cow! So, in celebration of the milestone which I'll hit in the next couple of days I am offering up a bit of blog candy!
I have for one lucky winner a HUGE pile of 6x6 paper (all SU!...about 200 sheets), some cool chipboard by AMM, 2 spools of ribbon, a bottle of stickles, some scallop mini-envys with notecards, and a baggie of unmounted asst rubber stamps!
All you have to do is leave me a comment (with your comment # if possible) and I'll pick a winner after Friday night at midnight EST.
Now onto my card:
I'm back with more Enchanted Lily (by Pink Cat Studio). The Papertake weekly challenge last week was to use up scraps...and these are the scraps left on my table from my last Lily card...so I used another Lily image!
I cut a Blossom Nestabilites out of the green pp, and I'll be darned, it looks like a lily pad...hehe! The sentiment is also from Pink Cat Studio, same set. The swirls are a Bo Bunny flourish set.
If you look close at Lily (see below) you can see the Shimmerz I used on the flower she's perched on and her wings. All other images were colored with copics.
Thanks for visiting and don't forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win! -Cyndi
Supplies: Stamps: Enchanted Lily (Pink Cat Studio); flourishes (Bo Bunny) Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko) Paper: Tiffany's (We R Memory Keepers); white cs (Neenah) Supplies: Blossom & Oval Nestabilites (Spellbinders); gems (Hero Arts); white ribbon (SU!); Shimmerz paints; Copics; white gel pen; dimensionals
Stamps: Enchanted Lily (Pink Cat Studio); flourishes (Bo Bunny)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Tiffany's (We R Memory Keepers); white cs (Neenah)
Supplies: Blossom & Oval Nestabilites (Spellbinders); gems (Hero Arts); white ribbon (SU!); Shimmerz paints; Copics; white gel pen; dimensionals
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I have been promising some blog candy for a while now...so since its a brand new year...how about some new rubbah?? I have a Stampin' Up! "En Francais" background stamp and some Love Notes with matching envys for one lucky winner!
All you need to do is leave a comment on this post...tell me if you are here for the first time what's your favorite stamp manufacturer...or if you are a regular reader...what do you like best on my blog? A particular stamp company? My scrapbook pages? Its a new year, I am fresh off of my DT obligations for the moment, and I want to know what YOU my readers like to see! I will pick one random winner on Wednesday night midnight, EST. Thanks for visiting!
Good Morning! I have a winner of the $5 gift certificate from All That Scraps! Random.org picked #10, Deb, who said: "I love any kind of cake or cupcakes with buttercreme frosting!!!"
Deb, I will send your email along to Christine so she can contact you!
As for the desserts...many differnt ones were praised, but it looks like there are many who share my favs: carrot cake, cheesecake, and chocolate! Thanks to all :) -Cyndi
Happy Friday! The ATS DT is trying something new: Each week we are going to highlight one of the newest released sets at CC Designs. This week is the adorable Bear Hugs set, and I am up with a fun project for you...a joy fold card! Be sure to check out the ATS blog to see all the other fun projects we made...PLUS find out who has a $5 Gift Certificate for ATS up for Blog candy this week!!
“Joy Fold” Card
The joy fold card is a card that was featured on Splitcoast Stampers a few weeks back and I thought that I would share how I made this one with you! These cards are so fun and easy to make… Its like having a small card on a larger card, except they are interlocked.
You want to start with a “base” card that will be your regular card dimensions
-I did mine 4.25x11 for the base, then folded this in half to make 4.25x5.5
-Cut off about 1.5 inches from the top layer (so the back will still be
4.25x5.5 and the front will now be 4.25x4)
-You can layer pattern paper over these if you desire (front PP layer will be
4 x 3.75 and inside bottom PP layer will be 4 x 5.25)
The next main part is your smaller card. -My small card base started at 3 x 7 so that when its folded it becomes 3 x 3.5) -You can put layers of pattern paper on this small card or just the Stamped panel When all of your layers are assembled on the small card and the large card base you will attach the two cards together. Open up both cards. Lay the large one with the open end on the right. (fold on the left) Lay the smaller one with the open end on the left. Position the back (bottom) of the small card on top of the inside of the larger card so that the fold of the small card is about 1” from the open end of the inside. Attach. Then you will fold the top of the large card over the inside of the small card. Finally close the small card so it is folded over the bigger one. That’s it! Have fun creating J -Cyndi Supplies: Stamps: Bear Hugs, Its My Birthday, Lucky’s Christmas Wish Paper: Cogsmo PP (Cosmo Cricket); Kraft, Tangerine Tango, Blue Bayou, Real Red (SU!) Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir Accessories: markers (copic); buttons , dimensional, red gingham ribbon
The next main part is your smaller card.
-My small card base started at 3 x 7 so that when its folded it becomes
3 x 3.5)
-You can put layers of pattern paper on this small card or just the
When all of your layers are assembled on the small card and the large card base you will attach the two cards together. Open up both cards. Lay the large one with the open end on the right. (fold on the left) Lay the smaller one with the open end on the left. Position the back (bottom) of the small card on top of the inside of the larger card so that the fold of the small card is about 1” from the open end of the inside. Attach.
Then you will fold the top of the large card over the inside of the small card.
Finally close the small card so it is folded over the bigger one.
That’s it! Have fun creating J -Cyndi
Stamps: Bear Hugs, Its My Birthday, Lucky’s Christmas Wish
Paper: Cogsmo PP (Cosmo Cricket); Kraft, Tangerine Tango, Blue Bayou, Real Red (SU!)
Ink: Palette Hybrid Noir
Accessories: markers (copic); buttons , dimensional, red gingham ribbon
Today is the release for H&M Stamps 2 new sets: Hoo-Rah and Hoo-Rah sentiments. For anyone purchasing both of these sets Heather will be donating $5 to a special military fund. Head over to ----> Her blogto check out all the details!
AND...if you remember I had a set of stamps that she donated to give away for blog candy! I pulled the winner last night from a hat...and my DD drew #6...Nancy E who said : My other hero is my hubby who served in the USAF for 30 years. He served his country proudly.
So, Nancy send me your info and Heather will get this out to you!
On to the card for the day! This was a pretty simple one in American colors, but I wanted to highlight the single sentiment that I chose from the Hoo-Rah sentiments set. The stars were punched out then I doodled a bit of a border and added some buttons and brads. Supplies are below. Thanks for stopping in today, have a great Sunday! -Cyndi
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Thats right...I have blog candy for you! Heather Rolin, owner of H&M Stamps has been so generous in giving us all a set to give away to our readers this week! In honor of the US and the armed forces who serve our country she is releasing 2 sets this month...Hoo-Rah and Hoo-Rah sentiments. All you have to do is 2 things: first leave me a comment on this post telling me who one of your heros is ...then (this step is optional) head over to Heather's blog for the full story on these sets and to see the details on the other fabulous stuff she has planned for this month...she is donating $5 for everyone who purchases both sets and is also taking donations.
Here's the set you can win...I will pick a number using random.org on the 10th...the day of the release...so you have untilmidnight EST on the 9th to enter!
Thanks and Happy stamping! -Cyndi
Hey! I am still alive...though I barely feel like it after these last few days. Perry's birthday was Thursday, then Rachael's was Friday...we had 10 girls here Friday night, went to the pool Saturday afternoon, then had 2 more girls over Saturday night. My house has been a wreck, I have been up way too late for my old bones every night, and I haven't been near the computer to read blogs or update mine :(
So, first I promised to pull a name for the blog candy. After Friday night I had Rachael do a name from Random.org ...it chose Alyssa #20 who said:
I think I'm actually #20. I listen to metal. Slipknot, Korn, Rammstein, Pantera, Metallica, etc. Although, hubby and I just went to a Poison concert the other night (free tix) and had a blast! So we've been listening to old hair band stuff lately! :) Love the blog! And thanks for the chance! :o)
So, send me an email Alyssa with your snail mail and I'll get this sent off to you!!
There were actually 3 (maybe 4?) who responded who listened to metal. so you are not alone! I had quite the range of responses, I thought I'd print it off and have Perry pull some up on i-tunes so we could check out some of the stuff I've never heard of! since I didn't answer the question myself: The last cd's I bought were Natasha Beddingfield and Pat Monahan (the lead singer from Train) Then I download these to my ipod...but I like to have some cd's for the car :)
On to stamping! First I will share my entry for the Pink Cat Studio contest that ran last week. The challenge was to create Lily or Billy's "room" using only Pink Cat Studio Stamps. You could draw anything else. I chose to create Lily a treehouse. Both of my daughters helped with ideas and we had a ton of fun doing this:
Little Michael is helping out by holding the clubhouse shut in this shot :) I used the big carousel notes in Wasabi for the tree top, the bottom was hand cut. I cut strips of darker brown for the slats, then attached them with brads for the nails. The slide was the biggest challenge...I'll just say urmph. The clubhouse was made from the chocolate envelopes that came with the carousel notes. You can see Lily peeking through the window :) The grass is a strip of Celery cardstock cut in notches and curled down. I also added a bunch of flowers, a kitty in the tree and some baloons for her birthday party. Lily's friend is hanging out in the tire swing. Here is the inside of the clubhouse: It is all decorated for Lily's birthday party...complete with party hats, her presents, and some dress up fun for party guests. The curtains were made from the fairy wings in the set (Dress Up Lily) Some images are from the Dress Up Billy set. Melissa is also releasing an accessory set in August to go with these two... Here is also a card that I made while in the midst of this project last week. I just couldn't get the idea out of my head! Thats it for now mateys! I need to catch up on some stamping and read a bunch of blog posts :0 Thanks for stopping by, happy Monday!
Little Michael is helping out by holding the clubhouse shut in this shot :) I used the big carousel notes in Wasabi for the tree top, the bottom was hand cut. I cut strips of darker brown for the slats, then attached them with brads for the nails. The slide was the biggest challenge...I'll just say urmph.
The clubhouse was made from the chocolate envelopes that came with the carousel notes. You can see Lily peeking through the window :) The grass is a strip of Celery cardstock cut in notches and curled down. I also added a bunch of flowers, a kitty in the tree and some baloons for her birthday party. Lily's friend is hanging out in the tire swing.
Here is the inside of the clubhouse:
It is all decorated for Lily's birthday party...complete with party hats, her presents, and some dress up fun for party guests. The curtains were made from the fairy wings in the set (Dress Up Lily) Some images are from the Dress Up Billy set. Melissa is also releasing an accessory set in August to go with these two...
Here is also a card that I made while in the midst of this project last week. I just couldn't get the idea out of my head!
Thats it for now mateys! I need to catch up on some stamping and read a bunch of blog posts :0
Thanks for stopping by, happy Monday!
So what do fishing and scraps and blog candy have to do with each other?? Nothing! But today they are all part of this post! Here's a peek of the fishing page and then on to BLOG CANDY!!
I'll tell you more about it below ;) It is time for some goodies for one of my readers...I haven't done any in a while. Please leave a comment on this post (including your posting number) by Friday at 11pm EST. So what do you have to do? Tell me whats on your ipod right now...or what cd have you bought recently? I need some new tunes to download so just give me some suggestions!
There is a new unmounted stamp set from Stampin' Up! (Sidekick sayings hostess set) , some 6x6 Fall Flowers DSP, a pad of PP from K & Co, a bunch of ribbon and 2 COPIC markers so that you can give them a try!!
Now...I am back to the topic of scraps. I know you are sick of hearing this this week...but I am on a mission! I am trying to make cards with pieces from the scrap basket, and I am trying to force myself to use scrappin kits that I ordered way back when that have just sat there. For this page I picked a kit.
Actually I picked the kit and told myself that I WOULD use it no matter what. I wasn't really fond of the copper sticker letters or the chipboard pieces or even the patterns on the PP...too blah for me. so I had to head off to my pics to see what might work.
What I found was a pile of pics from Rachael's camping trip last summer with the Greene family. These 2 pics were the right color for this page so I went from there. The large circle was PP already in that shape which made that easy-peasy!! did you notice that I actually pulled out the trusty old sewing machine for this one?? <<Gasp>> I think it may live on the table for a while so that it gets used more often. Its not that I don't like to sew on my pages or cards...the monster just takes up too much space in an already cluttered room.
Then all I did was use the pieces that came in the kit and add a bit of jornaling. Then I remembered the fishing rod in the new "Cozy on Up" set from H & M Stamps. Tada!! Just what it needed :) Thats it for now. I will have some CC Designs cards for you tomorrow and I may sneak in a bit of Unity tonight...my last order just arrived!
Thanks for stopping in! Happy Tuesday :) -Cyndi
Are you ready for a new sketch? This one is pretty straight forward for you. Again, I am leaving off all the little elements and only including the basics. I think it helps me to be more creative when I see less on a sketch...just the layout. Then I can put whatever elements on the page that inspire me. Also its easier to move around or change the photos when that is what the sketch is focusing on :) Make sense?
For this one I am giving out some blog candy! All you have to do is complete a layout...one page or both...using this sketch and send me a link as a comment to this post by next Friday, May 9th at 8pm EST. I will pick one of the entries RANDOMLY to receive something special from me! You can upload your page to Splitcoast Stampers if you don't have a blog. Please use the keyword CSS15. Don't forget to stop by Heather's Blog for her take on this weeks sketch----> Stamp with Heather.
Here is my page. It is one of the 3 layouts that my Scrapbook clubs will be doing this month. Everyone bought either Crew Kids Boy or Crew Kids Girl last month so that we can make the pages this month.
Mine is using Crew Kids Boy simply Scrappin' from stampin' Up! The colors in the kit (cardstock and cutouts) are Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky, and Basic Gray. I just love these kits, especially now that they include More pattern paper!! I also added a bunch of the Anchored rubons that I had leftover from a different class. The only other thing not from the kit is the ribbon: Striped Pumkin Pie Grosgrain and Double stitched wild Wasabi are both SU!, the Gray wide grosgrain is from an online store??that my friend Heather bought me.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with! Have a great Saturday and Happy Scrapping!! -Cyndi
Who wants some free stamps?? Well, everyone I'm sure!! Christine, the owner of All That Scraps is running an awseome contest for CC Designs' One Year Anniversary! From the ATS Blog here are the details:
Do you like C.C. Designs Stamps? Would you like to receive all of Aprils stamps free? Here is your chance-
I will not have March C.C. Designs Stamps but am planning a huge bash for April. April 4th is the 1st Birthday of C.C. Designs. My first sets where the Whisker Bunnies and Easter stamps. I have come along way since then. And wait till you see Aprils.
2 Itzie Inky Stamp Sets
1 Sweet Sophistications Set <-------- yes this is new
1 Background Stamp
Individual stamps (this is underwraps, I can't say the name or it will give it away.)
The winner will have the sets mailed to them even before the 4th so you will have them before everyone else.
What do you have to do?
Post a card, scrapbook page, alterted item, etc in the All That Scraps Gallery under C.C. Designs Contest.
The item has to be posted in this category to qualify.
One entry per person.
The focal point of the project has to be a C.C. Designs Stamp. You can use any of the C.C. Designs stamps.
The contest opens immedietly and ends March 20th. March 21st-25th I will open the pole for voting. The person with the most votes wins.
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.
Here's my 4th Sketch for you! I decided on an easy one this week :) Remember that you don't have to do both pages, one is fine, and you can change the elements around to suit your photos. Please send me a link so I can see what you created!
For my page, I had a lot of photos of my littlest one and his cousin playing baseball one day, so I kinda collaged them all together. I used Stampin' Up!'s new Jersey Shore DSP for the strips, Bashful Blue cs for the base, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, and Brilliant Blue ink, Just Baseball, and Sporting samp sets ( and Alphadots retired) , and Wild Wasabi double stitched ribbon.
Don't forget to check out Heather Summers' blog Stamp with Heather to see what she has created with this sketch! I just snuck a peek and she's also got some great pages from the last few days too!! (And a challenge on her blog as well). Please come play with the sketch with us! Happy scrapping :) -Cyndi
I can't believe its the third week already! WOW! I love all the pages that you guys have done with these sketches and I hope to keep inspiring! Thanks to you all fpr playing :) From last week I drew a random name from those who sent me a link and I have some scrappy candy for Jamie! Woohoo! Send me your address and I'll get it off to you!
For this weeks sketch I'll draw another name for more scrappy candy! You have until next Thursday night to send me a link or attach a pic to an email. (I have to say that I LOVE that 2 of my awesome downline have been inspired to create blogs so they can have somewhere to post their layouts! Go check 'em out! Beth is over at Papertrailz, and Sandra's link isn't working tonight, hmmm, so I'll send you another time!)
And don't forget to stop by Heather Summers' blog Stamp with Heather to check out what she did with this sketch!!
I will add a photo of my layout in a bit, I wanted to blow up a picture and I'm out of color ink tonight, go figure! Thanks for stopping by :) -Cyndi
Anywho, you can do one page or both. Feel free to move the title around if needed...mine didn't work out like origianlly intended, and I also flipped my pages in the end, but oh well. If you want to play please send me a link so I can see your page (or card if you feel so inspired) If you click--->HERE and HERE you can follow the links to the photos from last weeks players. There weren't many of you, so send me your address and I have a little something for you guys!
For this weeks sketch I will randomly draw a name for those who play along and send the winner some scrappy candy! If you upload to SCS please use the keyword CSS2. Don' forget to check Heather Summers blog...she has a page for you today too using this sketch. Thanks for helping Heather!! Her blog is Stamp with Heather.
Here's my sample...this is one of the layouts for the Scrapbook fundraiser for the seasons track.
The background is Whisper White, the mats are Bashful Blue, Groovy Guava, Barely Banana, and Certainly Celery. I used the cute new little set "A Good Egg". Everything is stamped in Black then colored with my Stampin' Write markers. The alphabet set is Best Friends upper. It was stamped with the colors, then I faintly added a shadow with my Stampin' Journaler. I hand cut the photo corners from a 1.5" square of white cs. Hope you guys like it! Please play along with us ;)
WOW! You guys all really want some copics! The comments were so messed up with numbering that I counted from the front and the back to make sure that I got the right person. Random-org picked #77 who is NancyS or momsnack. Congrats Nancy, send me your snail mail!
Wow! Everyone has Copic fever! There are so many of you who haven't given in yet. Yes, they are VERY expensive...BUT I love them!! In reality if you get the Ciao version of the markers as a set, they are about the price of a set of Stampin' Up! markers. Not as many colors (36 vs 48) but you can add the other sets later for a total of 144.
One way to order these is individually vs as a set. Christine over at All That Scraps has them for sale for only $3.95 each. Click HERE. She also has a set of specially picked colors which match the Stampin' Up! colors. Or, there are other set choices available including sets A, B, C, and D. (the basics)
I will try to give away a couple more another time. It seems there are many of you who would like to take them for a test drive. I did that too...which is why I have acouple of duplicates now, LOL!!
I have 3 duplicates that came in my Box A which I already owned. They are R20, G00, and BG23. I'm also throwing in a few more goodies. This is in celebration of 25,000 hits which should be in the next day or so! Just leave me a comment, any ol comment will do :). Please include your number! I will draw a random number on Sunday morning!
Thanks for visiting! -Cyndi
I am so sorry, I have been having all kinds of computer issues this week. We have a winner from last weeks Tuesday Trinkets. The old fashioned method of drawing a # out of a basket worked for this weeks pull. The kiddos picked #3...Allison Rankin of Stampin' When I Can! Allison, send me your addy and I'll have your breath of spring air package on the way...in Calgary I'm sure you're ready!!
Allison left us this story:
Well I have a cute story from last week. My DS (just turned 2) is a little freaked out by Santa still. She does, however, like the candy he gives. So as her brother was done talking to Santa, they were both given a box of cookies. Charlotte said "Thank you snowman". I had to translate for Santa (who has been doing it for years and his beard is real). He said "Well, yeah, I guess I do look like a snowman".
Thanks to you all for leaving stories. I was looking for the pic from last week of my child (4 year old Michael) on stage at his Christmas program. Can't find it, so I'll tell it instead. There were about 200+ kids, only about 5-6 not singing at all. Mine was the one not singing who also had his hands either on his hips defiantly or over his ears with a look of total exasperation on his face. Afterwards he said, "I told you I wasn't going to sing." Oh well. Made for funny video :)
The last couple of Tuesdays have been kinda crazy for some reason, so I give up and we'll do Tuesday Trinkets on a Wednesday this week! I have a few little goodies for those of you getting sick of making those Christmas cards. Some sunshiney colors coming someone's way :)
Just leave me a comment on this post. You can just say hi, or tell us a funny holiday story about your pets or kids or neighbors even. I have one to share, but let me see if I can find the photo to go along with it and I'll tell you all later.
I'll draw a random name on Sunday!
-Thanks to you all! Cyndi
First of all I wnat to give a shout out to all my SC gals! It was an aweome scrapbook day for me, I hope you guys enjoyed it. Thanks so much for having me down!
These gals did an all-day event and made 10 2-page spreads, or in some cases, **20**!! Thats a lot of catching up! I've put some samples on the blog and will add a few more now and then. For those who did not get copies of the layouts this weekend I will email those out tonight.
Now, drumroll...I have a winner, and I just saw her yesterday...can she guess who she is? She just had a birthday so this can be one more goodie for her. Random.org picked #5...my local friend Tamera Wilson. Woohoo, I have your addy so I'll get these right to you!
I have a question if anyone knows...the numbers were messed up a few people said, and I couldn't get the site to pull up all 50 comments, it only went to 25. Any ideas?
But, since I was having problems it took a bit longer to make sure that everyone was in the drawing...plus I wanted to give you results from the survey. I was curious which card people liked best. Turns out, we all have pretty varied tastes, so I guess its good I try to do lots of different stuff. The card with the most votes, a suprise to me, was Boho Hearts using the My Favorite Things set, Boho Blossoms. This is not my usual style, but I'm glad I tried something new :) There were a number of cards close behind all with 5 votes: the 2 Cat's Pajamas cards (Skating Sprinkle and the Penguins), ChaCha Deer, and the z-fold. Thanks for answering. And yes, for those who wonder, I do love to read all the comments. I try to go visit your blog if you have one as well, but I bat about 50 on actully remembering to go to them all. So, of course that means come back and leave another comment another day, LOL.
I'm off to finish cutting cards for my Christmas card stamp-a-stack. I'll post later if I get done in time...I have a card for you as well as some dates for my local friends. Thanks for stopping by!
I have some adorable clear stamps for you this week! They are Gel-a-tins, "Holiday Cheer" from last years collection. They have never been used and are very lonely. Please give them a new home! Just leave me a comment (with the number please) and tell me which is your favorite card I did in the last 2 weeks. (Lots of new brands of stamps for me...and I'm curious to see what everyone likes :))
I will draw a name Saturday morning, entires must be received by midnight, EST Friday.
Thanks for stopping by! Send some friends for a chance at the stamps! -Cyndi
Perry's handy dandy calculator picked #11 this time...Claudia F! Congratulations, shoot me an email with your address :)
Here's my first card using Spellbinder's products. The card is ok, but I had sooo much fun playing with their die cuts! I ordered a few, LOL. I also got a set of the Nestabilities, they were out of some so I ended up with rectangles. The REALLY cool thing about these dies is that they cut AND emboss! I will do a tutorial another day if anyone is interested (leave a comment), but I'm sure its been done before.
Anyway I used the "Hearts of Love" die and then embossed them with the same die. I left them in the die and sponged white craft ink through the holes (the embossed part). I added some SU! fire rhinestone brads to both hearts. The pattern paper is Junkitz, the cardstock is SU! Pretty in Pink and Real Red. Ribbon is SU! retired narrow pink organdy, and the tag is another nestabilities rectangle (the smallest) stamped in white with Everydat Flexible Phrases.
Its that time again...I have some goodies for you! This week I have some Funky Fibers from Making Memories, a roll of gold hemp from Stampin' Up!, a zipper from Junkitz, a Heidi Swapp acrylic stamp,some gold glitter, and a charm by Pebbles that says "celebrate".
All you have to do is leave me a comment and tell me your favorite company for pattern paper. (If you don't know, thats ok too:))
I'll have my son's nifty $120 calculator pick us a random number again on Friday morning.
Good luck! Send some friends over while you're at it :)
We have a winner for Tuesday's Trinkets! I just found out that I don't even need Random.org, my son's $120 calculator <gasp, I know> can generate a random #. For that price it should be able to do his homework for him :) Anyway, it chose #23... Janet Allen from Washington. Janet please email me with your addy and I'll have the goodies on the way!
Here's my card for Beate's WSC21...to make a File Folder card. This is actually really easy and turned out to be pretty fun! Beate created a tutorial HERE at her Blog, Fresh and Fun. The base of the card is Bashful Blue, with a piece from Cutie Pie DSP layered on top. The main image is 2 flowers from Ginormous Flowers, in Bashful Blue and Rose Red with an Ice Rhinestone brad in the center. Its layered on Certainly Celery, Whisper White, and Rose Red. The doodling is by hand with my Uniball gel pen. I added a tab stamped in Rose Red, "Smile", from Dare to be Darling. The insert is a piece of WHisper WHite layered on Certainly Celery, with a tab from the same Cutie Pie paper and the smallest flower from Ginourmous. The project is tied up with a piece of Jumbo Brocade Blue Grosgrain ribbon. All supplies are Stampin' Up!
And now for the giveaway! I'm going to call it Tuesday Trinkets, and doll out some fun little embellies! I'll do these on Tuesdays, but not necessarily every week, so keep checking back in! Send some friends while you are at it :) Just leave me a comment with your state or province or country if other than US or Canada! Thats it! (Last time I asked for what people want, tutorials and such. I found tons want fun folds, which I haven't forgotten about, I'm just a bit sidetracked, sorry!) So a bit easier question this time.
I have some 6x6 pattern paper for you, a couple of ribbon rolls, some mini file folders, some Junkitz tiles, and some HeidiSwap credit card closures. I'll draw a name using Random.Org on Friday morning. Thanks for stopping in!
I used random.org to choose a number for me, and it picked #48, JulieG who said:
"Cute cat! My cat tries to 'type' (walk) on my laptop. I like tutorials about diff types of folding cards. And, my fav set is still Delight in Life. Thanks for a chance to win!"
Julie, email me with your snail mail so I can get this out to you!
Overall, it looks like most of you guys want to see different folds for cards! There were other suggestions as well, but that one was said by almost half! I'll see what I can do :)
It appears a lot of us have cats, and they all seem to like the computer, but I do have to share my favorite comment for those of you who don't read them all, this gave me a good laugh: Courtney said "I think if we got your Roxie together with my computer loving Zelda, they could start their own blog!" too funny!!
I can't believe I'm almost at 10,000 hits! In celebration, I am offering some Blog Candy! In the goodie box is over 75 sheets of 12x12 pattern paper, all Stampin' Up! (retired prints that need to make room on my sleves for new), some double-sided; a new roll of retired True Thyme stitched ribbon; a package of Fresh Favorites eyelets; some Magic Mesh; and some Fancy Fibers! Lots of goodies... just tell me what would you like to see more of, or what is your favorite Stampin' Up! set, or are there any tutorials you would like? Thats it! And as always, feel free to just say hi :) I will keep this open til I hit 10,000 or until Tuesday night, whichever is last!
Also, here's a cute pic for you fellow cat lovers. Roxie sat beside the laptop last night, very patiently watching my friend Heather typing each kestroke...when she quit typing Roxie climbed right up on the keboard and settled in for a bit of a nap!
Sorry I didn't get the winner pulled last night, it was just one of those nights with kids and all, you know?? We just pulled a name out of the hat and the winner is Patty Jo! I don't have an email for you so email me directly at email@example.com and send me your snail mail!! Congrats!
As I've reached over 6000 hits in the last few months I begin to wonder, who is reading this blog? I can pull stats from other bloggers, but can't seem to tell where other people are comng from. SO...for my first ever giveaway, all you have to do is tell me a>if you are a blogger too or b>are you one of my customers, downline, sideline, or someone else entirely! Please just leave a comment in response to this post and I'll select a random winner on Sunday evening after 9pm. SO go tell all your friends to come check out my blog too so they have a chance to win. I'm giving away a retired Sell-A-Bration set from last year"Happy Harmony", a roll of retired narrow wine organdy ribbon, and a jumbo wheel !