Monday, March 29, 2010

Just a Reminder...

You have less than a week to apply to be a member of our Design Team, PPC Creators! To find out more info and how to apply, click here!

Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sorry for being M-I-A...

Hi All!
I am SOOOO very sorry for the lack of blogging and challenge participation this past week! I have been SOOO stinkin' busy its ridiculous! We're in the process of putting in a patio and repainting the kitchen. And I've been working extra hours at my second job and taking on a Zumba and cardio workout class twice a week! Plus we just got our female St. Bernard, Meisha, fixed so we've been taking care of her, as well. Ahhh no time to breath or craft! :( I'm trying to find time for myself now. lol I'm hoping to have some time later this week to get crafty and post! Hope all is well out there in Blog-Land! Thanks!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Two- Step into Spring Promotion

Two - Step into Spring:

Stampin’ Up!’s® Two-Step Stampin’® sets allow you to quickly and easily take your creativity to the next level. And now, from April 1-30 only, you can purchase the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin’ set—or get it FREE when you host a $350 workshop!
  • 117062 Awash with Flowers (set of 18) $39.95 (wood)
  • 120549 Awash with Flowers (set of 18) $27.95 (clear)
Plus, get 20% off a selection of perfectly springy Two-Step Stampin’ sets from our current catalog:
  • 113824 94 Greenhouse Garden $20.76
  • 113734 98 Fifth Avenue Floral $19.96
  • 111578 101 Flower Fancy $29.56
  • 113258 112 Trendy Trees $14.36

PPC-Crafty Challenges!

Hi All!
Just wanted to let you know that the PPC-CC #3 Grand Creation Winners are posted! I haven't had the chance to make this week's color combo yet but I still want to encourage you to head on over to PPC-Crafty Challenges. This week I am giving away an awesome 8x8 DaisyD's Discontinued Paper Pad! Click here to go now!

Can't wait to see your creations! Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, March 15, 2010

UPDATE!!! Design Team Call...

Just wanted to let everyone know that I updated/changed the dates for our Design Team Call (PPC Creators). Here is the new info:

Candidates MUST apply by Sunday, April 4th, 10pm EST.
PPC Creators will be chosen and announced on Tuesday, April 6th.

To read more on how to apply, click here. Sorry for any inconvience.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

3x3 Thank Yous

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday. It's cold, rainy, and windy here in Eastern Connecticut, which makes for the perfect day to finish repainting and decorating our spare bathroom,and of course, to get crafty...wooohooo! :) The hubs and I have been in our apartment for about 6 months now and we finally got around to finishing the bathroom! We painted it a pale mint pretty! So now I'm wondering how long it'll take for us to get our house up and built...any ideas?! lol Anyway, on to getting crafty!

Today I have some 3x3 Thank You cards to share with you. I like to throw these cute lil' loves of mine into my customer's orders. :) They were very quick and easy to make. I used all SU! Retired colors, and the Vintage Labels set from this years Sale-A-Bration.  I wasn't sure how I felt about the set at first, but now I love it...especially when I can combine them with punches! Sorry the picture isn't the greatest, but you get the idea--Enjoy!

Card Sizes: 3 x 3
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Vintage Labels
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze (both SU Retired), Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point (all SU Retired)
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Curly Label Punch, 3-D Dimensionals

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mojo Monday Challenge #129...But sooo happy its Friday!!!

Happy Friday Everyone!
Hope you all had a great week! I'm starting my 3 day weekend right now...super excited about that! I'll be cleaning and crafting and cleaning and crafting on my day off today. What fun! -- the crafting part that is! :) Today also marks my 6 month Wedding Anniversary...yayy for my babe and I! hehehehe I can't believe that its already been this long...I feel like I've been married to him forever! lol We're celebrating by going to dinner at my favorite seafood restaurant, Summer Shack at Mohegan Sun Casino tonight...can't wait!

Anyway, onto my card creation. I used the Mojo Monday #129 Sketch. It was a totally-out-of-my-comfort-zone type of sketch, but I LOVE how my card came out! I used my new Abundant Hope clear mount set, as well as the new Sweet Pea DSP--both from Stampin' Up! :)

Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Abundant Hope
Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White, Sweet Pea DSP
Ink: Stazon Black, Markers (Various Colors)
Accessories: 3/8" Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon
Have a great day...I'm sure I'll be back later to share more! But in the meantime, please check out the PPC-CC #3 challenge and our Design Team Call over at my NEW Crafty Challenges blog!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

SPCC #38

Hi All!
Today I have another color combo challenge from Scrapmaster's Paradise.

I CASE'd this card from Jessica Whitty's in the March/April 2010 edition of Paper Crafts magazine. You can find it on page 54. It was soo different, but fun to make! Hope you enjoy! :)

Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Bitty Birthday, Background Basics (SU Retired)
Paper: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango
Accessories: 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Slot Punch, Corner Rounder Punch
I'm off to spend the rest of my night in my Creative my hubby is painting our bathroom and whatnot, and I'm off from work for the next 3 days...SUPER excited! :)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Blog Candy Redraw...

Hey Y'all!
It has been a week and I still haven't heard from my 100th Post Blog Candy its now time to pull another name.

Our Redraw Winner is...
Paula from Stamp Addict's Addic!
Congrats Girl! Please contact me at with your mailing info. You have one week from today, to respond.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

PPC-CC #2 Winners and New Color Challenge

For those of you who are so kind enough to follow my blog here and at PPC-Crafty Challenges, I just wanted to let you all know that our PPC-CC #2 Grand Creation Winners are posted, as well as this weeks challenge #3! The challenge this week marks our first weekly challenge and includes our first prize! Please go take a look and make sure you join in on the fun! And while you're there, don't forget to apply for our first ever Design Team Call -- a.k.a. PPC Creators! :)

Have a great day!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Colour Q Challenge #22 & Mojo Monday #128

Hi All!
Thanks for staying with me is my second post. And it's a Two for One deal! :) I'm incorporating the Mojo Monday #128 Sketch, as well as the Colour Q #22 Challenge.

I made this card for a friend at work, who recently miscarriaged. :(
My card creation:

Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Friends 24/7
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Kraft
Ink: Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze
Accessories: 3/8" Certainly Celery Ribbon (SU Retired)
Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch, 3-D Dimensionals

Also, today is the last night to participate in PPC-CC #2 Challenge!  And don't forget to apply for our first ever Design here for all the info!

SPCC #37

Today I have two is the first of one. :) It's another SPCC challenge!

Like I've said in my last post, I've been seeing some super creative Punch Art I just had to put my Ornament Punch, as well as a few others, to good use for this next card. 
Here is my card creation:

Card Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated!
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Rose Red, Welcome Neighbors DSP
Markers: Basic Black
Tools: Decorative Punch, Small Heart Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch
Be back soon with another post!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Congrats -- Good Neighbors

Happy Friday my Friends!
I'm soo happy for Fridays and I liveeee for the weekends! Is that bad?! :)  Hope you all had a fantastic week and I wish you an even better weekend! Anyone have any fun plans?? Not much here, just my cousin Jaclyn's, little one's first birthday (wow--thats a mouth full!) and then work at the restaurant.

Now onto my card cousin Anna and her hubby just bought their first I had to congratulate them with a house-type card...and what better stamp set and paper to choose was the new Good Neighbor set and Welcome Neighbors Designer Series Paper Pad from Stampin' Up! You can get both of these for FREE with every $50 purchase, as they are part of Sale-A-Bration! How fun! :)

Card Size: 5-1/4 x 5-1/4
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: Good Neighbors, Congrats Sentiment (Amuse)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Kraft, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Welcome Neighbors DSP
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Polka-Dot Ribbon
Tools: Small Heart Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, 3-D Dimensionals

I'm definitely gonna try spending some precious time in my Creative Studio tonight...can't wait for that!
Toodles! :)

Stampin' Up! Haitian Relief Efforts Final Total

I am so pleased to hear that 13,587 total of the I "Heart" Hearts stamp set were purchased through Stampin' Up! demonstrators in the allotted timeframe and that more than $27,000 will be going to the American Red Cross as a result. Thanks so much to everyone who purchased the set!

March Stampin' News!

Hiiii All!
My March Newsletter is now published! Please take a look! I've got some NEW Stamp Camps and Classes coming up...PLUS a March Madness Thank You Gift Promotion that you don't want to miss!
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Punch Art and Curtain Call Act #19

Hi Everyone!
Hope you all are having a great week. I was just going through my posts and I realized that I haven't shared anything crafty and creative with you in over a week! Sooooo sorry for that!  Today I bring you another lovely color challenge by Curtain Call. These colors are sooo pretty together!

I've been blog surfing lately and I see a lot of VERY CUTE punch art I know this one is super easy, but I just had to share it with you. This card was CASE'd from the talented Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty. I just love the punch art and layout of this card! Thanks Mary for the inspiration! 

Card Size: 5-1/2 x 4-1/4
Supplies Needed:
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated!
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue, Pink Pirouette (SU Retired), Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: 1/4" Bashful Blue Grosgrain Ribbon, White Flower Designer Button

Tools: 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Cicle Punch, Eyelet Border Punch

Make sure you check out my new Design Team Call over at my new PPC-Crafty Challenges Blog...I would love for you all to have a chance at being a part of my first ever Design Team (a.k.a. PPC Creators)!
Chat soon my loves!

My First Blog Award!

I just received my very first blog award today!!! Thanks so much Amanda for the Beautiful Blog Award!! Amanda is sooo super creative and talented. Thanks for thinking of me! :)

Here are the rules for this award:

  1. Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award.
  2. Pass the award on to 7 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love.
  3. Share 7 things about yourself.

--I would love to pass this award on to...

--7 Things about Me:
  1. I'm a paper loving hoarder.
  2. I have two hugeeee St. Bernard doggies.
  3. I am photographing my first wedding in July.
  4. My hubby is my soulmate and very best friend.
  5. I like being dorky.
  6. I secretly love to watch Hannah Montana.
  7. Mary Poppins is my all-time fave movie.
Thanks again!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

And we have a WINNER...

Hello my Loves!
Sooo sorry I didn't get around to my 100th Post Blog Candy Winner yesterday. I've been super busy, as I picked up a shift at the restaurant for some extra cash (ie. Stampin' Up! goodies money hehehe) and I just HAD to watch the season finale of The Bachelor! Did any of you watch it?!?! I am NOT happy with Jake's decision...Ali was my ultimate fave. But I'm sooo happy she'll be the next Bachelorette! I think it's super cool that there's finally an East Coast Girl on there! :) :)

Anyway, on to our winner...after adding up, counting the multiple entries (I had 78 total), printing and cutting them, folding them and throwing them into a bowl...I had to wait till my hubby came home from work to pull the lucky winner (please don't mind his dirty hands tehehehe).  Here are a few pics of the procedure:

And the 100th Post Blog Candy goes to..... Cecelia Blanco!!!

 Congrats!  Please send your mailing address to me at You have one week to respond.

Thank you so much to all my followers and to those of you have left comments, feedback, etc! It is greatly appreciated! I'm off to get crafty now...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Design Team Call -- PPC Creators!!!

We are looking for seven (7) super fun, crafty and creative Design Team Members-- also known as PPC Creators! To read more and how to apply, please go here! :) Good Luck!