We were overwhelmed by the response to the Simon Says Stamp Valentine’s Day Blog Hop.  Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and for playing along.  It was amazing to be hopping along with so many amazing stampers.

Each designer in the hop is giving away a Goodie Bag from Simon Says Stamp and a random winner from my blog has been chosen and it is Connie Lutz!

Congratulations Connie! Simon Says Stamp will be in touch with you to get your mailing address to get your goodies off to you. Have fun creating with them and thank you again for commenting on my blog.

P.S.: Sorry I have been so quiet this week. Weather/temperature were up and down this week in Oklahoma and with weather/temperature changes come migraines for me. I hope I will have more to share with you next week.

Thanks again for all your amazing comments! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Since I don’t have anything new to show you until next week, I thought I give away another little something something. The die set is retired, but perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day and the stamp set I have an extra off.

So if you are interested in the goodies, just leave a comment under this post. Let me know if you like to make Valentine’s Cards and/or Valentine’s Day goodies or if that’s a holiday you don’t make many cards/projects for.

I will pick a winner on Monday with the help of random.org. Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles


Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!  This hop is going to be a little bit different, in the fact that every single person on the list below, is giving something away.  All you need to do, is go to their blog, and leave a comment.  Really, really easy.  Now grab a cup of coffee, or tea, or maybe some hot chocolate, whatever your favorite is, and start hopping.
Here is to starting off the year 2013 in a fun way!

Paper Crafts magazine

Kelly Marie Alvarez/Lawn Fawn

Unity Design Team

Avocado Arts

GinaK Designs

Latisha Yoast

Lee Murphy

Laurie Schmidlin

AJ Otto

Michelle Woerner

Jocelyn Olson

Cindy Lawrence

Amy Tsuruta

Jessie Rone

Karen Baker

Lori Tecler

Jodi Collins

Kim Kesti

Tosha Leyendekker

Lisa Henke

Tonya Dirk

Ann Cox

Jimmi Mayo

Cristal (Pinky) Hobbs

Vera W. Yates

Jennifer Gallacher

Lisa Hetrick

Emily Leiphart

Lori Craig

Melody Rupple

Kim Hughes/Paper Smooches

Lynnette Kauffman

Beate Johns

Ashley Marcu

Becky Olsen

Jessica Diedrich

Alice Wertz

Joanne Basile

Carolyn King

Teri Anderson

Isha Gupta

Melissa Mann

Lydia Fiedler

Beth Pingry

Jaclyn Miller

Glenda Wyatt

Julia Stainton

I am giving away a retired background and regular stamp set from JustRite Stampers as well as the Eyelet Pendant die set from Spellbinders Paper Arts (retired set).
To enter in the drawing for this prize, just leave a comment under this post. Tell me what you do with your retired supplies, or with sets you haven’t used in a long time. Do you keep collecting or do you purge like me? I will pick a winner on the January 3rd with the help of random.org. Thanks so for stopping by!
Happy New Year! Hugs and smiles
P.S.: I am so sorry! I posted this a day early! I apologize. The other blogs will post tonight at midnight.

I have another little something something for my regular readers as a thank you. If you have commented on at least 2 posts the last two weeks, comment underneath for a chance to win the retired Fanciful Holiday die set from Spellbinders.

If you haven’t commented two times yet, just check out my older posts and leave a couple of comments.  Thanks so much for always visiting my blog and commenting. I really appreciate it.

I will pick a winner next week Tuesday with the help of random.org. Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles

There is still time to make a few more Holiday cards. I thought I share some of my Christmas supplies. They are mostly from my Simon Says Stamp Card kits (I always bought another pack of paper to match the one in the kit), plus a Flourishes stamp set called Joy is in the Air and a pack or Want2Scrap red baby bling .

Here is the deal: I appreciate it when you take the time to comment and want to say thank you to everyone who does that. So everyone that left at least 2 comments on my blog the last two weeks, just comment on this post and I will enter you for this candy. If you haven’t left two comments yet, you can always go back on older blog posts and comment. I would love to hear from you.

I will pick a winner on Tuesday with the help of random.org.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Check out the new page I created yesterday all about my stamp room and organization. I had fun playing with my new camera.

Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Happy Black Friday! I hope you had a save and fun shopping trip. I finished the Christmas shopping  for my kids (Apple.com) and me (Amazon.com, new camera: Canon Rebel T4i!) online. I LOVE shopping online instead of going out in the crowded stores.

Spellbinders posted a cute video photo collage of our trip to Arizona today. You can find it here:

Spellbinders Blog Team Retreat

I picked a winner for the Create-a-Flake two dies that I was raffling away with my last Spellbinders post. Random.org picked #53, that’s Jan Douglas, who wrote:

I went to your blog post and saw the card and tutorial….really wonderful. Thanks for another chance to win a die set.

Jan, please contact me with your mailing address and I will get the dies out to you. Thanks to everyone who took the time to comment. I always appreciate comments (don’t we all?).

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful Friday evening!
Hugs and smiles

Thanks to everyone who commented on the Spellbinders blog and here. You really made my day. Sometimes my posts on the Spellbinders blog don’t get too many comments. Not this one. LOL. I appreciate every comment I get.

Random.org picked comment #22. That is Judy. Please contact me so I can get those dies out to you.

Thanks again for all the wonderful comments. Have a great day!
Hugs and smiles

Sorry that I am a day late. I just came back from Arizona. I had too much fun there and didn’t get to work on my blog.

Random.org picked commenter #8. That is Melissa.  Melissa, please send me your mailing address and they will be shipped to you soon.

Thank you all for commenting and letting me know how you store your markers! Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs and smiles


I don’t know if you ever went to my Copic page and checked out the cubbies I store my Copic Markers in. I LOVE those cubbies. Each cubbie compartment bottom is slanted and can hold 12 Various Ink Refills or about 30 Sketch Markers. Each cubbie has five compartments. I was sad when the site closed and I couldn’t get anymore cubbies (yes, 7 are not enough…I need a few more).

Well….good news for me and anyone still looking for the perfect marker storage solution. They are BACK! You can order again. And I am super happy to tell you that one lucky reader of mine will be able to WIN two of these cubbies (7 are featured here).  How cool is that? If you know you NEED some of these, you can order them at Studio 3 Solutions.

All you have to do is comment on this post. I am sorry, these  cubbies are solid and expensive to ship. That’s why this blog candy is only open for readers living in the US or those who have a US address.

Tell me how you store your markers (or pencils).  I will pick a winner on Friday with the help of random.org.

Good luck winning these cubbies! If you don’t win, you can always order. They are so worth their prize. Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

Today Splitcoast is posted a product review on Xyron‘s new 1″ Mini Sticker Maker and the new glue stick. I used both products on a card I created for last week’s Free For All Challenge.

I had recently discovered Freckled Fawn Washi tape and was eager to use it on a card. For this card, I covered a 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock with three different tapes. The edges were stitched and one of SimonSaysStamp  Talk Bubbles die was used to cut a window on the lower right hand corner.

A sentiment from SimonSaystamps For the Record was stamped in Jet Black Archival ink on Solar White cardstock. It was adhered (with Xyron Glue stick) behind the window before the layers were adhered to a 3/16″ bigger piece of black cardstock. A border was drawn with aCopic Multiliner on the inside edge of the talk bubble.

Hearts were cut out of black cardstock with the Holiday Shapes die. Three were adhered to the upper left hand side and one little red baby bling rhinestone was added to the biggest heart. The layers were adhered to the card base, a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Kraft cardstock folded in half with  foam adhesive squares. A border was doodled around the big layer to finish off the card.

If you haven’t checked out Freckled Fawn yet, get yourself something to drink, sit in a comfortable chair and go and check it out. It’s Washi Tape heaven!!! Their tapes are so pretty and I love how they staged their product photos. If you like their product, please go and like Freckled Fawn and Simonsaysstamp on facebook. Freckled Fawn was sweet enough to sponsor a little Washi Tape giveaway.

To enter be eligible for the drawing, just leave a comment under this post AND like Freckled Fawn on facebook. I will pick a winner with the help of random.org  this Saturday! You will love this tape. Good luck with the drawing!!!

P.S.: When you go to the Freckled Fawn Facebook page, please post that I sent you. This way I know you were there and liked them. Thank you!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles

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