Saturday, November 28, 2009

Birthday Card for a Lil One

Here's a quick and simple card I made for my cousin's little one, Logan, who turned 3 on Thanksgiving. It's so hard for me to make a card for a child now, especially for a little boy. I definitely don't have many stamps for that...guess I need to buy more! lol I used Stampin' Up! Retired Pacific Point ink and paper (Stampin' In Colors 2008-2009), as well as Zoofari, a recent Retired stamp set.

Card Size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Zoofari (SU Retired), All Holidays
Ink: Stazon Black, Pacific Point (SU Retired)
Markers: Various colors
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Gable Green, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point (SU Retired), Pacific Point Patterns DSP (SU Retired)
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch, 3-D Dimensionals


12 Weeks of Christmas -- Week 8, SPCC - #25 AND Mojo Monday #114

WOW! That's a lotttt to cover in once post, but I'm super excited about it! lol I'm back with another holiday card, and of course it's for my 12 Weeks of Christmas -- Week 8! (And as always, I know I'm still a behind...) I used some more heat embossing, which I am really beginning to like--A LOT!  It just makes a card look so much more elegant, errr maybe 'ritzier' I should say?! I dunno... But with this card I participated in two blog challenges, my favorite, SPCC and a new challenge for me at the Mojo Monday Blog! Like always, I loveeee Sam's colors this week for SPCC # 25...and those of you who really know me, know that I absolutely LOVEEE kraft paper (hence why I created my wedding invites with kraft, teehehe), so I was moree than excited to use this color combo! Plus, I just got my new Dasher stamp in and I just HAD to use it! :)

Here is Sam's Combo:

And here is the Mojo Monday #114 Sketch:
And finally, here is what I created:

Card Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Dasher
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Certainly Celery, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Tools: Eyelet Border Punch, 3-D Dimensionals, Heat Embosser
Accessories: Vanilla Embossing Powder, Certainly Celery (from SU Ribbon Bundle)
This card was super easy and sooo much fun to make! Comments always welcome! hehehe

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi Y'all! Sooo sorry I'm two days late, but I hope everyone had a great Turkey Day! I know I did! Tons of food, family, and fun! Doesn't get much better than that! Did anyone go shopping on Black Friday?! I ended up going with my mom and sister and we had a ton of fun!

Anyway, a Funny story...My sister and her boyfriend want a microwave for Christmas so I found one at Wally-World for reasonable price, $18 and picked one up while I was there. We continued our shopping at Target and once I get out of the car, I see a microwave box under a shopping cart outside...someone had LEFT their microwave! Can u believe it?!?! hahahahaha How crazy is that?! I ended up getting a FREE mircowave for a Christmas present...doesn't get much better than that! lol

Ok enough chit-chat and on to some fun Thanksgiving cards I made...The first one I used the oh so darling Riley Pumpkin Patch stamp! I also pulled out my new heat embosser for each card (which is my favorite tool now!)...and I used some Making Memories -- Autumn Splendor paper! As always, the list of supplies needed follows each. :)

Card Size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: The More the Merrier, Pumpkin Patch (Riley Stamps)
Ink: Stazon Black, VersaMark
Markers: Various colors
Paper: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Whisper White, Autumn Splendor (MM)
Tools: Heat Embosser
Accessories: Vanilla Embossing Powder, 3-D Dimensionals, 3/8" Taupe Grosgrain Ribbon (Ribbons and Bows Oh My--RABOM)

Card Size: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: The More the Merrier
Paper: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really, Rust, Autumn Splendor (MM)

Tools: Heat Embosser, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Very Vanilla Embossing Powder, 3-D Dimensionals, 3/8" Taupe Grosgrain Ribbon (Ribbons and Bows Oh My--RABOM)

These cards were made with TONS of LOVE and sent to my wonderful family in Florida! :) (Hiii Auntie...I know your reading this...and your card is on the way!:) )
I'm sure I'll post again tonight...stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wanna win some AWESOME Blog Candy!?

Happy Tuesday All! Sorry I didn't get around to blogging last night...I've been super busy trying to finish up my Wedding Thank Yous and whatnot.

But anyway, on to the good stuff...
Sam, over at Scrapmasters Paradise is giving away some very yummy Blog Candy! Her blog has reached over 90K blog hits and by celebrating she has a ton of fun stuff to give!
  • 90 different odds and ends
  • 90 Cricut die cuts cut out from cardstock!!! (And she'll even let you choose some shapes!)
  • 90 misc. buttons
  • 90 misc. brads and eyelets

Plus, if she reaches 100THOUSAND VISITORS by the time the blog candy closes, which is at noon on December 25th, she will add 90 more things!!!!! Holy Cow!!! Sooo AWESOME...I hope I win! :)
Make sure to head over to her blog NOW to enter to win this fabulous candy!

Chat soon!

Monday, November 23, 2009

And the Blog Candy Winner Is....

Samantha from SPCC!

Congrats, Sam! Please email me your mailing address so I can get it out to you ASAP!

So I pulled my only 3 names from a hat...the only 3 PPC Followers I have. :( <*tear>  (THANK YOU so much to those who became one, though!). I am a bit dissappointed in how many people did not become followers and didn't want to win my Blog Candy...what am I doing wrong here? Any advice for me for when I do more Blog Candy in the future? Please help meeeee!!!

Ok...enough of the crying. lol Congrats again, Sam! :)

I'll be back later today with one of Sam's SPCC - #25 and some Thanksgiving cards I made this weekend! Thank goodness it's a 3-day work week for me at the office...I am so ready for a few days off to get some Christmas crafting and decorating done! Ahhh fun! heee! :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza Sale!!!

NOVEMBER 23-30, 2009

Stampin' Up!'s Online Extravaganza Sale begins tomorrow!

This extravaganza will be promoted through my Stampin' Up! website and Online Store. During this crazy time of year you won't have to leave your home to take advantage of amazing discounts from Stampin' Up!. I actually know no more than you do right now, but..........check into my blog tomorrow a.m., Monday, November 23rd, and I will have posted what SU! has shared with us. I would imagine you can also go directly to my SU! website tomorrow morning for details as well. If you see something interesting and want to place an Online Order, remember to designate me as your demonstrator. :)


TONIGHT is the last night... enter for PPC Blog Candy! Click the link at the right to enter!
Good Luck All!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Giftabella -- Birthday Card

Here's another birthday card I made. And this one goes to my cousin's beautiful wife, Jesse, whom I mentioned in this post. Like I've said before, I am a HUGE fan of Stamping Bellas so I had to get the Giftabella stamp! And let me just tell you that Jessie just LOVED the card! She mentioned how cute it was that the stamp had the same hair as her! hehehe

Card Size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Giftabella (Stamping Bella), Celebrate Sentiment from Birthday Cupcake (Inkadinkado)
Ink: Stazon Black, Chocolate Chip
Markers: Various colors
Paper: Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel, Pink Pirouette (SU Retired), So Saffron Patterns DSP
Tools: Scallop Oval Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, 3-D Dimensionals
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon

I think I'm done with the posts tonight...I'm off to my Creative Studio now!

12 Weeks of Christmas -- Week 7, SPCC - #24 AND WhimsieDoodles!

Hi All!
I have a 3-in-1 post today. This first covers our lovely 12 Weeks of Christmas and I bring to you another card! :)  The stamp set used comes from the Whimsie Doodles Store where they create some super cute digital stamps! I saw this 'Muffin for Christmas' set and just had to get it! I've never crafted with DigiStamps before, but I must say that I do like it! It definitely means no messy ink and the price for these Whimsie Doodles stamps is very reasonable!


Card Size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Muffin for Christmas (Whimsie Doodles)
Ink: Black Printer Ink (HP)
Markers: Various colors
Paper: Bashful Blue, Real Red, Certainly Celery
Tools: Inkjet Printer (HP)
Accessories: 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Certainly Celery (from SU Ribbon Bundle)
The colors used in this card were also a part of the SPCC # 24! I just LOVE these colors, dont you?!

I'm hoping to be back again tonight with my third post...whoohoo I'm on a roll now! hahaha
Chat soon!

12 Weeks of Christmas -- Week 6

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I know I'm a WAYYY late with this, but here is the 12 Weeks of Christmas--Week 6 post! It's another very cute Christmas Ornament. I also used Stampin' Up! Word Flurries Rub-os again. And used a plain glass ornament that I bougth at Michaels. This time I cut a bunch of 2 inch gold ribbon strips and put those inside. And if you look closely there are gold sequents/confetti-like stars inside, too!  All ribbon was bought at Michaels. What do you think?!

Keep an eye out for some more 12 Weeks of Christmas posts!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I WON!!! -- Winners Circle SPCC #23

Can you believe it?!?! I know I can't...but I WON!!!!

Sam from SPCC picked me for the Winners Circle SPCC #23! (This was the CARD I entered). Ahhh! I'm beyond excited! :) I won some really cool ICopic Prizes that I can't wait to use! Woohooo! Anyway, I guess hardwork (and fun, of course!) really does pay off...thanks Sam! :)


Holiday Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates make great gifts. Available in any amount, it allows the stampers, scrapper, crafter, quilter, etc. to pick out exactly what they want.

Gift Certificates…
• Make your husband and family Gift Giving Hero’s. Have them contact me for a gift certificate so that you can pick out EXACTLY what YOU want! Remember that if their gift certificates are $50 or more and you redeem after January 5th during Sale-A-Bration, you will be able to select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item for every $50! Gift Certificates of $150 or more qualify the recipient for Stampin’ Up! Hostess Benefits, as well!

• Surprise the scrapper, crafter, stamper on your list with a Gift Certificate and be their ‘favorite’ gift giver this year!

• Consider college students, new home owners, or renters – our Home Décor items are perfect for temporary living arrangements or an inexpensive way to make a new house a home.

• Consider our Build-a-Bear for the ‘young at heart’. A Big Shot, pack of Designer Paper and Dies bundled is definitely NOT more expensive than PlayStation, Xbox, etc., and will bring hours of creativity to a happy child!

• Consider the teachers on your list – We have great products to help any teacher with classroom decorations, lesson plans, craft projects, and more!

• Can be mailed directly to recipient and are available in ANY amount. It comes with exclusive packaging so they look pretty under the tree, on the tree, or peaking out of a stocking.

To Purchase…
1. Via PayPal – click on ‘Send Money’ – Enter ‘mailto:‘ , as the person you are sending money to – Enter the amount you want the Gift Certificate to be. (if you would like the Gift Certificate to be sent to an address other than yourself – Enter that information in the ‘Notes’ section.

2. Send Check payable to: Megan Sajkowicz at 12 Golden Drive Plainfield, CT 06374

• Gift Certificate purchases by Sunday, December 20th. Remember that amounts in increments of $50 will qualify for the recipient for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item when they redeem, beginning January 5th!

Contact me today!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friends Rock -- Birthday Party

So this past weekend I went to my cousin Sarah's MYO (Make-Your-Own) Sleepover.  She invited me so I decided that I would demonstrate a fun and girly 8x10 page using Stampin' Up's set Friends Rock. I didn't know what to expect with 5-eight and nine year olds, but we sure did have a blast! And I was soooo surprised to hear that a couple of the girls' mom's used Stampin' Up! Products! (And don't worry, I sent those girls home with the lovely 2009 Holiday Mini Catalog :))  Anyway, I came up with an easy and very basic layout for the girls to use, but of course they did their own thing! :) We added a black frame
(big enough to fit the 8x10) and some fun pictures (throughout the night) to use, and the girls loved it! They now have a keepsake they each created from Sarah's 9th Birthday MYO Sleepover! 
 My Layout:

Layout Size: 8 x 10
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Friends Rock
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo
Paper:Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Melon Mambo Patterns DSP
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, 3-D Dimensionals
Accessories: 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon

Highlights of the Night:
The girls hard at work with Jesse's help...

The Birthday Girl, Sarah, and her mom, Jessie:

And the final product! (How cute are these girls?! Demo's-In-Training, I think! hehehe)

 If you are interested in a booking a Birthday Party-Based Workshop! Please let me know!
 Oh, and I know I'm a bit behind with my 12 Weeks of Christmas...I'm sooo sorry. I'm hoping to have those posted this weekend--please bare with me though. :)

SPCC - #23 and Dazzling Diamonds

Hiii Friends!
Sorry for the delay in posts...I haven't been feeling that well lately. Today I bring you another SPCC, though!

I was a little leary on these colors, but I just LOVE how my card came out! :) It was my first time working with Stampin' Up!'s Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and 2-Way Glue and I had a blast with it! I felt like I was in kindergarten again playing with the glitter. lol I also made this birthday card for my cousins, 9 year old daughter. These colors were perfect and I'm sure she'll LOVE it! Anyway, what do you think?

Card Size: 5 1/2 x 4 1/4

Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: The More the Merrier, Sweet Little Sentiments
Ink: Stazon Black, Not Quite Navy
Markers: Various colors
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Melon Mambo, Yoyo Yellow
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, 3-D Dimensionals 
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Comments are always welcome! :)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

November Stampin' News!

Good Morning All!
My November Newsletter has been published. If you'd like to view it, you can click here. I'll be posting some new cards tonight, as well as my most recent Birthday Party check back soon!
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Holiday Mail for Heroes

In this season of hope and giving, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes, Inc. have joined forces to invited Americans to "send a touch of home" to United States service members and veterans across the country and abroad. In its third year, the Holiday Mail for Heroes program is an opportunity to share joy and thanks with our service members throughout the holiday season by way of a greeting card.

Today over 1.4 million men and women serve in the U.S. armed forces and over over 24 million veterans have served in the past. The holiday season is the perfect time to honor and extend a warm holiday greeting to those who've served and continue to do so.

How Holiday Mail Works:
We have established an extensive process to ensure all cards sent to our service members are safe and arrive in time for the holidays. Holiday cards will be collected through a unique P.O. Box address from: Monday, November 2nd through Monday, December 7th.

Cards must be sent to this address:
Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capital Heights, MD 20791-5456

Every card received will be screened for hazardous materials by Pitney Bowes and distributed to participating Red Cross chapters nationwide. Once the cards arrive at the Red Cross chapters, they are sorted and reviewed by volunteers who then will distribute them to service members, their families and veterans in communites across the country.

Please consider making an extra holiday card or two and send them to a service man or woman!

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Winners Circle SPCC #21

Happy Hump Day All! :)
I am sooo excited this morning...let me just tell you that I made the Top 5 Winners Circle SPCC #21!!! Wooohooo!! I can't even tell you how happy I am!!! lol :) And now I've got another button to add to my sidebar! Yayy! Anyway, the card I entered was in this previous post.

That's all for now...I'll be back later today with some crafty things! But until then, please check out my BLOG CANDY!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SPCC - #22 and Beerafella

Today I've got another lovely SPCC Color Combo! I thought these colors would be PERFECT for a masculine card, which we alllll know how hard it is to make one with all those girlie colors out there! lol :)

 I made this birthday card for my awesome cousin, Mike, who turns 34 today...Happy Birthday Old Man! :)

Card Size:  4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps:  Beerafella (Stamping Bella), All Holidays
Ink: Stazon Black, Dusty Durango
Markers: Various colors
Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch

Happy Crafting!

First EVER Blog Candy!!!

Can u believe it?! My first EVER blog candy...and I'm super excited about it!!! :) I was out shopping at A.C.Moore the other day and decided to buy a couple extra things for my blog candy. And then I figured how awesome would it be to start off the Holiday 2009 Season with some holiday goodies!  I know it's not much now, but I promise that my candy will get yummier!  Sorry if my pics aren't the greatest...

**Anyway, here is what is included:
  • 8 count Die-cut Holiday Cards and Envelopes Pack - Hampton Art
  • Snowflake Gillter Rub-Ons - Complements
  • Christmas Tree, Gifts, Etc Stickers - Sandylion Essentials
  • 10 Yards Royal Blue 1/4" width Polyester Ribbom - Offray

**How to Win:
  1. Become a follower and you get an entry.  If you are already a follower you will be entered.
  2. You can also get another entry by commenting on this post and tell me how you got into the paper-crafts addiction. :)
  3. You will get another two entries if you post/link on your blog about my Blog Candy. (Please leave me a comment and the link to your post, so that I can add two more entries to your name).

**Deadline for Candy:
  •  11:59pm EST, Sunday, November 22nd. I will do a random drawing and the winners will be posted on Monday, November 23rd.
**Other Important Info:
  • The contest is open to everyone.
  • Once a winner is chosen, please email me your mailing address so that I can ship your prize. The email must be sent to me within 1 week of your winning date.
Any questions?!  ...Now get following! :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Stampin' Up Holiday Gift Giving Promotion!

Promotion Period: November 1, 2009 - January 4, 2010
Make Stampin' Up! your one-stop shop for all your holiday gift-giving needs. With this Gift-Giving Guide (click to open) you can quickly and easily find gifts for kids, teens, neighbors, and more!

PLUS, for every $50 you spend on products in the Gift-Giving Guide, you can choose a FREE Décor Element (valued up to $16.95).
Please contact me at to place your order!