Blog Candy Winner

And the winner of the Blog Candy is……..

I guess #13 was lucky for Eileen.  Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone for all of the nice comments. I normally try to respond to them but there were too many from the blog hop.  I did read them all and appreciate your comments.

Eileen – I need you to email me with your mailing address so your blog candy can be sent to you.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Blog Hop Blog Candy Winner

The winner of the blog candy from the Blog Hop this weekend is

Sharna has won a free pass to

Sharna – please email me and let me know if you are already registered for this event.

Thanks to everyone for all the nice comments.  I normally try to reply to each one individually but there are so many I won’t have time to do that this time.  Just know that I read them all and appreciate them all.  For those of you that asked about the instructions they are on the World Showcase site – just go back to my post and click on the blinkie to join -it’s free and all the tutorials from the Blog Hop are there in one place.  How cool is that!

I hope everyone enjoyed the Blog Hop and the awesome projects and that you’ll join us for the I Love the Holidays Event in August!

Bye for now….

UStamp with Dawn & Friends Blog Hop

Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! World Showcase Blog Hop.  Are you excited to be here?  I know I am!  I’m very excited to be part of this and to show you the project I created.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you have just come from Marisol’s blog.  What did you think of that cute Scratch & Sniff card?  Wasn’t that a fun summer card?

If you are just joining the Blog Hop, no problem as you can start at any point. All the Designer’s Blogs are linked together so you will be able to see ALL the super projects we have for you.  At the bottom of each post there are links to the previous and next blog.

For my project I decided to use the Strength & Hope stamp set in the Summer Mini Catalog.  Remember if you purchase this stamp set (or the digital download) Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 from your purchase to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Stampin’ Up! started their  Making a Difference Program in 2003 and partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities which continues today.  Stampin’ Up! has partnered with various other organizations over the year in an effort to make a difference in the world around us.

Now here is my project which will surely inspire you….

I have had this luminary idea in my mind for several weeks and it came together just beautifully don’t you think?
It is soft and inspirational.  I remember when I walked in the Relay for Life for my mom (she had Colon Cancer) we had luminaries surrounding the track as we walked.  That has been a handful of years ago but I always think of those luminaries and they gave me the inspiration to make one with this stamp set.  These would be beautiful on all the tables at a fundraiser event.  Here is another view of the front –

Click on the World Showcase Blinkie below to access the site with all the free tutorials.
As a Special Thank You for stopping by my blog I am giving away BLOG CANDY!! Please leave a comment about my project to be entered for a chance to win a FREE PASS to the next UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! session – I ♥ the Holidays!! I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Monday, so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient. If you have already joined I ♥ the Holidays!! for the Special Party Pricing and you are selected as the winner, you will get a FREE Pass to the NEXT event after I ♥ the Holidays!! which will launch in the Fall.
AND now for the really cool part!! You will NOT want to miss out in THIS!!
By clicking this really cute blinkie…yeah…go ahead and click it!!…
you will be taken to

Of course it’s ***FREE*** to join and there you will find the tutorials for all the blog hop projects,PLUS live chats, challenges and more prizes!!
You will even have an opportunity to be considered for a spot as a Guest Designer!!
Yes!! It is all FREE, so tell all your friends and join the fun with UStamp with Dawn and Friends!!

AND last but certainly not least, please hop on over to NEXT BLOG where you will find Jen with a scrapbook layout and card featuring the Playful Polka Dots Simply Scrappin’ Kit.

Thanks again for stopping by!!

Blog-a-versary Blog Candy Winner

I’m happy to announce my Blog-a-versary Blog Candy Winner…..and the winning number is….

And that would be…..

Congratulations Babe!  Email me with your mailing address so I can send your stamp set to you.

Thank you everyone that left comments.  I’m so glad you enjoy visiting my blog.  The bird adventures should start soon.  I saw a bluebird on Thursday but didn’t get a picture.  It was a female and she was actually looking in the mirror of the truck from the sheet rock guy that was working here that day.  I could see her through my craftroom window – she would look in his window and then turn and look in the side mirror.  I watched her for a while and then went quickly to get the camera but she flew up into the tree before I got back.  We are supposed to have a nice weather weekend so hopefully the birds will be out house hunting!



Happy Anniversary, Ribbon Share and more

Today is my Stampin’ Up! Anniversary!  I was officially a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator on Feb. 3rd, 2006.  I have completed 5 years and I have loved every minute.  I also just passed my blog-a-versary (is there such a word?) – I started my blog Jan. 20th, 2009 – two years of blogging!  I had a couple of things planned for my Stampin’ Up! Anniversary but I think I need something for my blog-a-versary too – don’t you?  What should it be?  Let me think on that while I tell you about what else I have planned this month.

Oh but first here is the card that I used as my Make&Take project for my first ever workshop!

images copyright Stampin' Up!

I can’t believe I found the pictures but I actually had a folder called February 2006 and there it was.  Along with two or three other projects.  Now lets move on to February 2011 – here is what I have going on…..

First I am planning a SAMPLE SALE all month long.  I’ll be cleaning out all my samples that I have made and collected for the last five years. So when you come to my house this month you can shop the sample sale – there will be cards, card fronts, 3-Ds and gifts.  I may even have some class kits – with all the consumables cut and you can finish how you want.

Second – how about some Bingo?  For the month of February you will earn a Bingo card for every $50 your order from me and in March we will play Bingo to win prizes. You’ll want to check my blog (or sign up for daily updates) so that you can see the Bingo pieces that get called.  I’ll send out more details and instructions at the end of February along with your earned Bingo cards.

Check out my February Ribbon Share – that includes Free ribbon and buttons from the Sale-A-Bration Ice Cream Parlor pack.

February 2011 Ribbon Share

Here are the details for this month’s ribbon share.

1/2” Seam Binding Ribbon from the Occasions Mini Catalog

You will receive approximately 2 yards each of Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke,

Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, and Rose Red 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon.

Plus three Vanilla Rosettes – one in each size.

And since it is Sale-A-Bration you will also get for FREE –

3 yards of Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon and 3 Ice Cream Parlor buttons – one in each color.


How Much?  $13

Prepay by February 15th.

Orders will be placed after this date and it will all be ready for you by the end of the month.

If you need the ribbon share mailed to you there will be an additional cost for that.

Email me today if you would like to participate –


Well let’s get back to my Blog-a-versary – I think it would be appropriate to give away some Blog Candy. I’ll be giving away the stamp set Thank You Kindly to one lucky blog visitor – my way to say Thank You for supporting my blog.  To enter into the drawing for my Blog-a-versary Blog Candy please leave a comment on this post between now and Wednesday, February 9th – midnight EST.  I will draw a winner and post it on my blog after the 10th.


Thanks so much for visiting!

Royal Blog Tour – Blog Candy Winners

The winners of my blog candy from the Royal Blog Tour are:

And that would be:

Tionya you win the Joyful Season Letterpress Plate.

Jackie you win the 6×6 Patterns paper Pack.

Cindy you win the Yummy stamp set.

Congratulations to you three ladies and thank you to EVERYONE that left such nice comments this weekend and for playing along.  What a fun time it was!  I will be sending the winners an email – I will need your mailing address to send you your prize.