Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fall Time Girl

Well, I know this stamp isn't in season right now, but I just love this image so much that I had to use her! She's so very pretty.  This great image comes from Risa Creations Shop on Etsy. I used some great leaf embellishments and cut them in half to wrap around the edge of the card to make a frame.

Question of the day:  what goodies do you like in Risa Creative Shop? (click HERE) The ones I have to giveaway are the one I made cards with, but I would LOVE for the artist to hear what you think of her store and all her adorable creations. She also makes cute greeting cards and I adore her cactus stamps!

Have you checked the winner list today?  click here  Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 16th-21st yet

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Winner List

2019 Winner List!!

Here's the Winner list. I expect this list to get LONG and there will be people's names who will appear more than once.  If your names is in BOLD print then I don't have your address or email yet, please send it to me, htondre@aol.com

ALSO--Keep in mind you can win more than once so please play along all month and I ask questions each day, that's so I know what you LIKE!  If you join in all month you way more likely to get something you want as opposed to some random goodies :)

Is your name still in BLUE even though you contacted me?  try again, or REMIND ME, lol!! I get a bunch of emails a day, I try to keep up!

Feb 1st
If you haven't signed up on Feb 1st, be sure to do so! Winners added here everyday of the month
entry #9 for 9 years  GWYNETH
Lee Tucker
Trish V
Sherry Brown
ellen_mangione
Kathy Brown
Gaye Valle
Gingin
IKE
Twylia Bell
Jhays
SandraVanBlaricum
Robin Rameriz
{S}
Susan Salyer
DJ
Susan T
Ricka Parkhurst
Rhonda Miller
Kathy
Virginia M
Anita
Jean
Denise Bryant
Kathy Brown
Shartl
Jacquie
Sarah naqui
Audrey R
Sandy's Bling Shoppe
Trish
ladyj
Blue Kube
Lucie Horowitz
Rachel Duong
Darcy Schroder
Linda Simpson
Leslie
Christine Telega
ionabunny
Em Louise Fairley
Jane Stillman
Mel C
StampNK
Debbie (Fecteau)
Gail Hutchinson
Sindhu (more winners to be added every day!!)
StampingSue
Big B
Cathy Clowes

Feb 2nd
Jen R
Shelley
Michelle B

Feb 3rd (send email)
Pat
Shell B
Yvonne K

Feb 4th 
stampingwithPeggie
Candy Meyers
Linda Dampier

Feb 5th
(send email)
Frances Freeman
Fikreta
KarinsArt Scrap

Send addy
Candy Meyers
Crystal E

Feb 6th 
Digi stamp prize from Limited Runs-- CLAUDIA M

New Creations
Karenladd
Jean

Feb 7th
Laura Murphy
Jeanchanny AZ
Amy Martin

Feb 8th 
send addy
Tammy Gullett
Linda Reilly
Heidi

Feb 9th 
send email
Shabneez
DonnaMundinger

send addy
Melodyscraps

Feb 10th 
Lora
Vivian Foo
Jackie T

Feb 11th
sammi
Vinita Jain
Larisa

Feb 12th
Dana M
Denise Bryant
Frances Freeman

Feb 13th
EMAIL
DonnaMundinger
Frances Freeman
Pat


Feb 14th

Christine
Jackie P
JeanchaneyAZ


Feb 15th
Digi Stamps
Linda
Audrey R
Yvonne


Feb 16th

cjknick
Barbara H
Kathryn Eddy
Cindy Holmes


Feb 17th

Gaye Valle
Blue Kube
Rachel duong
Dana M


Feb 18th

(winners will not get posted until several days after, to allow time for people to comment)


Feb 19th

(winners will not get posted until several days after, to allow time for people to comment)


Feb 20th

(winners will not get posted until several days after, to allow time for people to comment)

Feb 21st
(winners will not get posted until several days after, to allow time for people to comment)

Choose what brings you joy

Choose what brings you joy!  I hope that you are able to do that. I am so thankful that I am.  I was given a wonderful second chance at life.  I was able to stop being an electrical engineer and now I work with special needs kids at the local elementary school.  I realize not everyone can do that.  It's about a 2/3 pay cut, but fortunately my DH was supportive.  Kuddos to him.
This wonderful stamp is from Coco Palm Studio on Etsy, they have a Facebook page you can check out, Cocopalmstudio as well as in Instagram @cocopalmstudio
Question of the day:  Speaking of joyful events, which holidays are your favorite?  do you make cards for them?  Christmas, Halloween, Easter? do you have a wedding or child birth coming? do you like stamps for baby theme?  how about wine? religious?  I may have that unusual stamp topic you want lol!!

I made a lot more Christmas cards this year than usual, I always make a bunch of fun Halloween cards and a few Thanksgiving theme cards (I just love pumpkins and Scarecrows).  I will do Valentines as you have seen, but only a few of the others.  I don't have any unusual theme cards coming up.  I have a bunch of adorable Unity stamp wine theme stamps to give away....

Have you checked the winner list today?  click here  There's a bunch of unclaimed prizes!!

Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 16th-20th yet

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Take the Leap

Here's another great image from Sherri Baldy today.   This image comes from my favorite stamp line that she creates, Fluffy girl.  This image is called Scan0010.  How cute is she?  She really makes me smile, check her out in the Fluffy section of the www.MyBestiesShop.com.  I love the sentiment "Take the LEAP and build your wings on the way down."  Now, think about that.  Way easier said than done.

I am also using some great Turkish lace on this card and a simple embossed flower as decoration.  I also had someone ask about the lace I used yesterday, it also came from my trip to Turkey.

Question of the day: do you use the matching stamps and die cuts together?  Many sets now come with stamps and dies that match up.   Almost every company now makes dies that match with their stamps.

I personally have such a hard time lining them up properly that I often don't use them, but I know they are hugely popular so I got a lot of them for the giveaway this year.



Have you checked the winner list todayclick here  There's a lot of winner's that I have not heard from!!  Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 15th-19th yet

Monday, February 18, 2019

Sweets & Treats

Sweets and Treats, I thought that was just perfect theme for this month.  Here's another wonderful stamp from Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND that is available for the contest that is happening this month.  There is still one week until the deadline to enter your crafty creations to win additional prizes.  This cutie is called 218 Old lady present.  She's currently on sale and you can make any handmade card to enter in the contest HERE.

Question of the day: what's your favorite die cut company?  what's the die cut topic you use the most?  the least? do you use embossing folders?

Have you checked the winner list today?  click here  Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 6th-11th yet

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Take the first step

I thought this was a powerful saying for what many of us may be facing, "Take the first step in Faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase just take the first step." - Martin Luther King  Sometimes it can be very hard to take that first step, esp for things like Brain Surgery.  I will regularly get calls from my doctor who asks me to speak with other patients who are facing the decision of surgery or who maybe just want someone to talk to.  It's not something I would ever push someone else into, but I can tell them how fortunate my experience has been and how amazing that doctor is.

Question of the day:  What is your favorite stamp company?  what is your favorite digi stamp company?

Me- I just LOVE Unity stamps, Stampin Bella (the Oddballs), Cats Pajamas, Taylored Expressions

HUGE Digi stamp fan-- Lizzy Love, Sherri Baldy, Limited Runs, Sandra Caldwell, Sheepski, Ike's Art, Rick St Dennis

Have you checked the winner list today?  click here  Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 12-17th yet

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Happy Camper

Here's a CAS card from Unity Stamps.  I loved this stamp so much that I got it twice, lol.  Needless to say, it's one of the prizes.  I do love it though and thought I would share this card to inspire and give ideas with one of the prize items.  Unity stamps is probably the red rubber stamp company that I buy most often now.  I do use a lot of digi stamps.

Question of the day:  other than dies that match the stamps, what are your favorite die theme topics?
animals? flourishes? frames? words? flowers? Disney? people?

I seems to use a lot of nestabilities type (large frame type die cuts), I love skulls and have a whole collection of them, as well as cute animals.

Have you checked the winner list today?  click here  Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 6th-11th yet

Friday, February 15, 2019

you and I together forever

Here's a wonderful stamp that drawn by Sherri Baldy for this month's giveaway. I am so delighted with this adorable stamp, isn't this couple precious?  I love them!  This cute couple is called Be my valentine besties and you can find it in her www.MyBestiesShop.com store.  I hope you love this adorable image.

Question of the day:  Which Bestie or Bestie category is your favorite?  Check out www.myBestiesShop.com or, better yet, CLICK HERE to see them in category form already

I think my favs are the Fluffy stamps and then the Sweet Geeks or the Fairies.

Have you checked the winner list today?  click here Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 9th-13th yet

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  And I would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to my sister Honey!  Here's a wonderful image from Ike's Art. I love her lady images, they are so very striking.  I made this card up for my husband.  I am so thankful to Ike's Art for offering a wonderful gift certificate to her store.  She has all kinds of images, I esp like the women, cats, Halloween theme.

Question of the day:  What type of images do you like in Ike's Art store?  (click here)

Have you checked the winner list today?  click here Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 9th-13th yet

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Otter Love

Here's an adorable stamp from By Miss Rach stamps on Etsy.  She has a new stamp line called Dead Sea Toons, they just crack me up. I love them.  This cutie is called DST Tiny Love Otter.  Isn't he adorable?  She has a bunch that are perfect for valentines and several that were just perfect for Christmas.  Check them all out HERE






Question of the day:  which of the animals is your favorite of By Miss Rach stamps?  which animal do you wish you could see made as a Dead Sea Toon stamp?

My favs--I have already gotten the Otter, seal(s), hermit crab and narwhal;  I love that sea horse and manatee;  totally wish there was more cute little dogs/cats.

Have you checked the winner list today?  click here  Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 6th-11th yet

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Love You

Here's another wonderful Valentine card made with a gorgeous stamp from SheepSki Designs.  This great store has graciously given a wonderful gift certificate to their store as a prize this month.  WOO HOO!!  I am also using some wonderful Turkish Lace on this card.  Are you all wondering how much Turkish lace I must have?  lol, I go to Turkiye with a suitcase full of gifts (and very little clothes) for the family I am staying with and come home with literally, a suitcase FULL of lace.  FULL.  I spend days going to store after store after store of wonderful lace and ribbons.  It's so much fun.

This wonderful stamp is called Serenity.  I thought it perfect for this month as brain surgery brought about a state of serenity!

Question of the day:  Check out Sheepski's great site on ETSY (click HERE), what's your favorite stamp?

I am sure you know that I LOVE all her skull stamps, but I also love this cute little elephant and a set of balloons that she just released.  Top of my list for my next purchase.


Have you checked the winner list today?  click here  Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 7th to the 12th

Monday, February 11, 2019

Party Panda

Here's a cute Panda (2427 Party Panda) image from Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND. I am just reminding those of you who want to join in the contest fun that there is still two more weeks to create your cards (or any other handcrafted project) and enter the fun.  Those prizes will be in addition to all the other daily prizes so join in.  You can find the contest page HERE.

Question of the day: what are your least favorite stamp topics?

For me, I rarely seem to use alphabets, I seldom use most holidays except for Halloween which I love.  I don't like realistic stuff as much as I like cute;  I don't use a lot of boy or man theme.



Have you checked the winner list today?  click here  Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 6th-11th yet

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Be Mine

Here's a stunning fairy image from Creative Crafting Soul, don't you just love her.  This fairy is so striking to me.  I colored her up with copic markers and used some wonderful Turkish Lace on this Valentine card.  Don't you love this fairy?

Question of the day:  do you like rubber stamps, cling stamps or clear stamps?  all of the above?

Guess what, I got some wonderful prizes in the mail, these were sent by Beth Williams to hand out!


Have you checked the winner list today?  click here  Did you sign up on the previous days?  Be sure to leave a comment on the 1st, winners are chosen from that day each day of the month.  No winners have been chosen from Feb 5th to the 9th yet