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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blog Candy -- Last Day!

Hi Friends!
Today's the last day for a chance to win some yummy blog candy!  You have until 11:59pmEST. To found out how to enter and win, please go here! :)
xoxoxo

100th Post Blog Candy

To win my 100th Post Blog Candy, please click here! :) Thanks for looking and Good Luck!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

PPC-CC #1 Winners and New Challenge

Hi All!
Happy Hump Day! I'm soo happy this week is almost over! For those of you wanting to know, my Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo Challenge #1 Grand Creation Winners are posted, as well as our PPC-CC #2 Challenge and the card I created for it. Please go take a look and make sure you join in on the fun! :)

Have a great day!
xoxoxo

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

SPCC #36

Howdy Kiddos! :)
Here's another SPCC Challenge...and another quick and easy card! :)
My Card Creation:

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Card Size: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Good Neighbors, Well Scripted
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Tan Button--Home Again (O'Scraps), 1/8" Tan Satin Ribbon (Offray)
Tools: Ticket Corner Punch
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What do you think!?!
Make sure you check out my blog candy and NEW Challenge Blog! :)
xoxoxo

Crafty Storage Blog Post

Good Morning!
Just wanted to let you all know that I have another post at the Crafty Storage Blog.  Make sure you check it out! I'm sure I'll be back later today to share some crafty creations...but I'm not quite sure yet. Today is my wonderful hubby's 25th birthday and we have dinner and cake plans--love him sooo much! :) Have a good day my loves!
xoxoxo

Monday, February 22, 2010

I did it...I really did it!

What is it that I did?!?! I created my very own Picture Perfect Creations - Crafty Challenges Blog!!!!! :)

You remember my first challenge, right? Well, I've decided to create a challenge blog so that I can interact with more of you lovely crafters out there! :)

Please take a look around and let me know what you think! All comments and words of advice are greatly appreciated! Make sure you follow PPC-CC, too...as there will be weekly and bi-weekly challenges, blog candy, and more!

Thank you to all who have given me words of wisdom and inspired me to branch out and do my thangggg! :) I greatly appreciate it!

xoxoxo

Two Challenges in One!

Happy Monday!
Aren't we allll soo excited that its the beginning of the week?! ha! I know I'm not! I hope you all had a great weekend, as did I. :) Today I have a two challenges in one...Curtain Call Color Challenge -- Act 18 AND Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #61. I just LOVE these colors (when don't I NOT like any combo of colors???)!! lol I first made a 2 page scrapbook layouts, but haven't gotten the pictures I want to put on it developed yet, so I decided to make a card, as well. I will show show you the layouts once I get those pics developed!  The sketch was a bit tricky for me too--I don't use ovals much, but when I did, I used my lovely Cricut. I also used a new uninked stamp, Bee Showers from Stampendous.

Here are the challenges:
 
Here is my card creation: 
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Card Size: 5-1/4 x 5-1/4
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Bee Showers (Stampendous)
Paper: Whisper White, Kraft, Ballet Blue, Night of Navy, Old Olive Patterns DSP
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Various Colors
Tools: Cricut Create Machine (Cricut)
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I'm off to decide on my winners of my 1st PPC-Color Combo Challenge...thank you all who have entered, left words of wisdom, commented, etc! I really do appreciate it! And I look forward to more of it in the future! :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Last Day - PPC-CC #1!!!

Hi Crafters!
Don't forget today is the LAST day to participate in my very first Picture Perfect Creations Color Combo  Challenge #1, (if you haven't already done so)! I would LOVE to see what you come up with!  Here is the combo again:


To enter, please go here! Can't wait to see your creations!
xoxoxo

Friday, February 19, 2010

Exciting Stampin' Up Announcements!

  • The Sweetheart Stamp Set will continue to be available through July and will also be in the new Idea Book & Catalog! 
  • The Heart Treat Cups will continue to be available while supplies last through July and will also be in the new Idea Book & Catalog.
  • The following products from the Holiday Mini Catalog are available for ordering right now AND will also carry over to the next Idea Book & Catalog.
 Item # Description Price
116794 Ornament punch $15.95
116806 Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint $ 5.95
116854 Frost White Shimmer Paint $ 5.95
116807 Platinum Shimmer Paint $ 5.95
116829 D├ęcor Elements Blocks $ 9.95
116824 Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty $ 7.95
116821 Holiday Windows Magnetic Movers & Shapers $29.95
116819 Table Setting Bigz XL die $42.95
116820 Embosslits Merry die $11.95
116823 Sizzlits Merry Details die $ 5.50
116822 O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL die $42.95
118140 Tree Decorations Sizzlits die $ 5.50
118108 My Digital Studio $79.95
116519 Charming stamp set $19.95

How exciting! To order online, click here!
xoxoxo

Scallop Circle Flower & a Happy Birthday Card

Happy Friday Everyone!
Sooo glad its the weekend...I feel like I live for them. Does anyone else? haha  Anyway, here's a super cute birthday card I made. Don't you just love the 3D flower?! It was so easy and very fun to make! I've seen it while I was blog surfing the other day, and I finally came across a tutorial on how to make it....but I can't find the link...so sorry! I know there are a few YouTube Videos on it, though.

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Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Well Scripted
Paper: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, 3/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Small Brad (any color), Vanilla Embossing Powder
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Heat Embosser
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Chat soon!
xoxoxo

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fast, Easy, & Simple Friendship Card

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all having a great week so far...I can't believe it's Thursday already! Yayy for the weekend! Just wanted to share a fast, easy and very simple friendship card with you today. For some reason, I NEVER make cards with a black base so I'm very happy I used it on this one.  I just LOVE the basic colors, as well. Enjoy!

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Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Wings of Friendship
Ink: Basic Black, Basic Gray
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Scallop Oval Punch
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What do you think?! Comments always welcome!
Don't forget to check out my BLOG CANDY--ends Sunday, Feb, 28th...And show me what you've got by entering my NEW PPC-Color Combo #1 Challenge--ends Monday, Feb. 22nd. :)
Toodles!
xoxoxo

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Just trying to de-stash...(SU! Retired--Trade or Sell)

...Yep, I'm still goin through my Creative Studio, and I have some Retired Stampin' Up! Sets that I would LOVE to trade or sell.

- A is for Adorable – mounted/unused ($8)
- Bud Basics – mounted/slightly used ($7)
- Lexicon of Love – mounted/unused ($6)
- Paint Prints – unmounted/unused ($7)
- Summer Spray – unmounted/unused ($5)
- Thanks for Everything – mounted/slightly used ($7)
- Victorian Bouquet – unmounted/unused ($5)

If interested in trading, I have a HUGE list that I can send you. :) Otherwise, if interested at all, please email me at: stampinmegs@hotmail.com.

Thanks!

2 Challenges -- SPCC #35 and Cards & Things Sketch #20

Hi Friends!
Today I have another SPCC Challenge (#35) for you, as well as another new Sketch Challenge (#20), which comes from Cards & Things Challenges Blog.  The colors that Sam, from SPCC, picked out this week definitely remind me of the summer time. I just had to make a summer-y card! :)
 

Here is my card creation:

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Card Size: 4-1/4 x 7-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Life's a Breeze (SU! Retired)
Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun
Markers: Various Colors
Paper: Summer Sun, Green Galore, Only Orange, Whisper White
Accesorries: Orange Buttons (Joanns)
Tools: 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 3-D Dimensionals
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It's a lovely snow day here and you know what that means...I'm off to enjoy it and get crafty! :) And I'm sure they'll be another post today, so stay tuned!
Toodles!
xoxoxo

Monday, February 15, 2010

100th Post Blog Candy BONUS!!!!

Can you believe it?! My 100th Post Blog Candy has NEW additions now!  Do remember me saying that if my blog reads 750 visitors before the March 1st, I will add on MORE Candy!?!? Well my blog is amazingly OVER the 750 visitors and rolling on its way towards 1000 visitors! Yayy! Thank you all to who have stopped by and left comments, well wishes, etc! You have no idea how thankful I am for blog followers like you all! 
 
Anyway, onto the BONUS Blog Candy...some more of my de-stashing continues!
 BONUS Blog Candy Contents:
  • 2 - 8x8 Paperback Albums
  • 30 - Various 6x6 Scrapbook papers
  • 18 - Various 5x7 Scrapbook papers
  • 1 Package Adhesive Acrylic Accents
  • 4 Various Sticker sheet
Woohoo...sooo exciting! If you haven't entered to win my yummy candy yet, you still have plenty of time! You can check out all the goodies here!
Good Luck and Thanks Again to all!
xoxoxo

NEW -- Easter Stampin' Special this Month!

Place an online order with me of $50 or more, and you will receive the Chocolate Bunny stamp FREE. If your order is $100 or more, you will receive the Abundant Hope Stamp Set for FREE. If you place an order with me of $150 or more, I will send you BOTH the Chocolate Bunny and Abundant Hope (Wooden) Stamp Set for FREE, in addition to the Hostess Rewards you’ll be earning with your order! All you have to do is shop for your Stampin’ Up! products online through my Demonstrator Website!

        Chocolate Bunny ($7.95 value)                                                                         
      Abundant Hope ($17.95 value)
  • Click HERE to place an online order with me. Just click on the “Shop Now” button. 
  • Orders must be placed by March 27th, 11:59pm PST. 
  • Your product total must be $50 or more (not including shipping and sales tax) to qualify for the free stamps. 
  • Once you have placed your order, email me with your shipping address. Your free stamp(s) will arrive separately from your online order in mid-March. 
  • This offer is only available in the U.S. and is an exclusive offer from Megan (Lugauskas) Sajkowicz. This is not a promotion offered by Stampin’ Up!
What a great way to get your Easter cards made and sent early this year!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

PPA-29 -- Simple Sketch Challenge

Happy Valentines Day!
I hope you're spending it with your loved ones today! I know I will be and I couldn't be MORE excited! The wonderful hubs and I are heading to brunch at Tamarack Lodge in the next town over--and we have never been there!  We have heard that they have excellent food, so we are both super excited about it! And then we may go to the movies to check out that new Valentine's Day movie.

Anyway, on to my card creations! I used Pals Paper Arts--29 Simple Sketch Challenge for this card.


I decided that I would make a birthday card with this sketch...after all you can NEVER have too many of them! I actually made 4 cards of each...one for a female and the other for a male.

Card #1: 
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Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Bitty Birthday
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Various Colors
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Razzleberry Lemonade (DSP)
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch
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 Card #2:
 
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Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Bitty Birthday
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Various Colors
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Murifeld DSP (All SU Retired)
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch
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Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Another Sketch Challenge -- Mercy's Tuesday's Sketch Challenge #60

I think I am totally addicted to these color and sketch challenges lately! They really do get my mojo going...and I just LOVE spending all this time in my Creative Studio (as I'm sure my hubby does too...it gets me out of his hair, he says!) hahaha!

I came across this next sketch at the blog: Lord Have Mercy! and I just had to try it! I also tried something new and experimented with a different and new-to-me card size.  

My card creation: (with another unused/uninked stamp set! lol)
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Card Size: 4 x 7-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Cheers to You
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Various Colors
Paper: Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Flamingo DSP
Tools: 3-D Dimensionals
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I'm off to get crafty again!
xoxoxo

Stamping 411 Challenge - Color Inspiration #110

Hi Y'all!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend so far! I know I am...except today was a VERY lazy day where I didn't do anything on my 'To-Do List' but that's ok, right? Everyone needs one of those once in a while.  I did get some crafting done though! :)
Here are a couple cards I made with Stamping 411 Challenge -- Color Inspiration #110.

I thought these colors were perfect for a mutual baby shower-type card. There are soo many babies in my family now, along with one coming in the near future (my cousin, Anna, in July) plus more I'm sure, along with my friends! :)

Card #1:
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Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Zoofari (SU Retired), Whimsical Words
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Various Colors
Paper: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP (SU Retired)
Accessories: 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon (Michaels), 1/8" White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Blue Button--Let's Party (O'Scraps)
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch
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Card #2:
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Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Zoofari (SU Retired), Whimsical Words
Ink: Stazon Black
Markers: Various Colors
Paper: So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP (SU Retired)
Accessories: 3/8" White Grosgrain Ribbon (Michaels), 1/8" White Satin Ribbon (Offray), Pink Button--Princess/Dance (O'Scraps)
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch
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Enjoy!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

February Stampin' News!

Hey!!!
I hope each and everyone one of you had a great Thursday! Just wanted to let you know that my February Stampin' Newsletter has been published. If you'd like to view it, you can click here!

Thanks for visiting!
xoxoxo

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge -- Act #16

So its a dreadfully snowy day here in good 'ol Connecticut (on top of it being my 26th birthday--eek!) and I am home and stamping my heart out! What more could a girl want to do on her birthday?! Besides spend it with her gorgeous hubby, who is out plowing... :( But anyway, the colors in this card where taken from a new challenge that I participated in -- Curtain Call Color Challenge -- Act #16...and as usual, it has my favorite 'kraft' color that I just can't get ENOUGH of! lol

 My creation:

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Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Kraft
Accessories: 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: 3-D Dimensionals, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Ticket Corner Punch
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What do you think??

Anyway, have any of you participated in my first ever PPC Color Combo Challenge yet?! If not, I would LOVEEE to see what you come up with! Click here for the Color Combo #1. And to those who have already--thanks so much! :) And don't forget about my 100th Post Blog Candy! I'm heading back into my My Creative Studio now...and I may come back later to show you more of my creations! Until then, Happy Crafting!
xoxoxo

TODAY ONLY -- Demo for a Day!!!

It's time to PARTY with me!

Let’s Celebrate my 26th Birthday! One day only (Wednesday, February 10th) - Buy like a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and Save 20% on all purchases placed through me in my online store!
  • US orders only 
  • Offer can be combined with Stampin' Up! Promotions
  •  20% savings is before taxes/shipping costs
  • Rebate check will be mailed to you after I receive notification of your online purchase 
  • Offer ends at Midnight EST, February 10th!
Make sure you take advantage of this fabulous promotion!
Happy Stamping!
xoxoxo

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

SPCC #34 & Think Ink Tuesday Sketch

Hello Fellow Stampers!
I have another color challenge #34 for you today from SPCC and I also decided to participate in the Think Ink Tuesday Sketch Challenge # 13 at Artful Inkables.  How fun are these colors and that sketch!?

  
 
My card creation:
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Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Chocolate Bunny, Well Scripted
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 3/8" Taupe Grosgrain Ribbon (Not sure of Company Name)
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 I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with a creative way to use this Chocolate Bunny stamp from Stampin' Up...and now I think I finally did it! Yayy! :)
Chat soon!
xoxoxo