Saturday, February 23, 2019

Be True to Yourself

Here's a beautiful fairy image from The Old Design Shop on Etsy. They sell tons of amazing cliparts. I just love this fairy.  I have several copies of her to giveaway today. The sentiment I chose is "Be True to Yourself."  I am also using some great Turkish lace to go with it.

Question of the day:  what are your favorite people type stamps?  fairies? little girls? boys? cute?  realistic?  funny? old lady stamps?  no people stamps?

I love mostly girls, funny, quirky, cute....I shy away from realistic and only on occasion will I do boys

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 19th-23rd yet

Friday, February 22, 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 naqvi
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
StampingSue
Big B
Cathy Clowes
Christine


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
Barbara macaskill
Jeanie Ellis
Susan T


Feb 19th
digi

Rhonda Miller
DJ
monique


Feb 20th
digi
Sher Brown
Pat
Linda Simpson


Feb 21st

bissecat
Stacey H-W
Scarlett


Feb 22nd
(winners will not get posted until several days after, to allow time for people to comment)

Feb 23rd
(winners will not get posted until several days after, to allow time for people to comment)

Celebrating with Taylored Expressions

Here's a fun card made with a darling set from Taylored Expressions called Binge Worthy. I love the funny food and sentiment stamps that come in this set.  I am using three images from about Pizza.  "There's no WE in Pizza." a stamp of empty pizza box and "Pizza: 73% delicious; 27% also delicious"  HA!!  


Here's another fun card I made to share today with their adorable stamp sets using the same layout idea, this stamp set is called Peek-a-Boo Birthday.


I love all their hilarious stamps and funny stamps with attitudes.  They just crack me up.  In addition to wonderful stamps, they also make a plethora of die cuts!  I am so happy to say that the company is celebrating with me this year by donating a $25 gift card to one winner.  That winner will be chosen at the end of the month.  WOO HOO.

Question of the day:  Drop by the Taylored Expressions Website and check out their amazing die cutters (CLICK HERE)….NOT counting all the cutter sets that go with the stamps (I know, it's too awesome to get the stamp with the matching die), so

What die cuts are you looking for, you know, just in case you win the gift certificate :) lol, but you can always buy stamps instead....the choice would be too hard for me lol!

For me, I have a handful of their die cuts already, but I am so liking From the Crypt,  The whole Beauty Lies Within set of dies, the round treat topper die cuts esp Halloween,   Little Bits Raccoon, and the Flower

As a 2nd question today, do you have a birthday in Feb??  LMK and I will add an extra goodie for your birthday!

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 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

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