Sunday, January 24, 2010

Valentine Hugs

Hope you all had a nice, relaxing weekend and are ready for a new work week!!! I'm popping in today to announce that Shari is the winner of our Girl's Day giveaway!!! Congratulations Shari!!! Please email your address to me and I will send your stamps to you!! To my past couple of winners...I've been running a bit behind schedule, so your stamps will be going out this week....thanks for your patience!!! And thank you to all of you who played along in our giveaways...hope you had fun seeing my new designs!!! I'll leave you with one more heart window box (a link to a pattern is in the article below)...this one's for Valentine's Day. I filled it with Hershey's "Hugs" since it matches the sentiment on the box:

Have a good night!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

One Final Giveaway

Hey...thanks for checking back!! Are you ready for one final giveaway? Here are some samples I made using stamps from today's giveaway. Those of you in Hawaii know that Girl's Day is on March 3rd every's an idea for those special girls in your life:

If you'd like a pattern for this box click here. I thought it would be cool to have a heart-shaped window that bent down the side. To make that window, cut a piece of 2-3/4" x 2-3/4" acetate and make a scored line 1" away from any edge. Fold along the scored line and use double stick tape to attach it to the heart shaped window...see how the fold in the acetate matches up to the fold in the box? Here's another view:

I'll make another box later for Valentine's. The next picture is of the same box without the window cut's using my new "Kokeshi Doll" stamp:

And now for a card. I know this card doesn't really match with the other girl's day stamps...but, it's the last in my new designs and I thought I'd stick it into this final giveaway. This card features good ol' Buddy (he always seems to be eating, doesn't he?):'s what's up for grabs:

If you had to balance your diet...what kind of cookie would be in each hand? Leave me a comment by midnight on Saturday, January 23...I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Sunday, January 24. For would definitely be a chocolate chip cookie in each hand!! Yum!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Congratulations to Jenny!!

Jenny (Crazy for Paper)'re the winner of our Sweetpea giveaway!! Congratulations!! Please email your address to me, and I'll send the stamps out right away!!! For the rest of you...I have one last giveaway coming up...please check back tomorrow to enter!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Before I introduce Sweetpea...I would like to announce the winner of my "Tweetheart"'s Nicky W!!! Congratulations, Nicky!!! Please email me your address so I can get your stamps to you!!! Thanks also for all your suggestions on how to relax after a crazy day...ahhh I'm much less stressed now!!!

Now on to my next new stamp...Sweetpea, the sweetest skunk you'll ever meet. Sweetpea has had a stinky day...I'm sure at some point we've all had someone close to us whose day just didn't go right. There's not much you can do to help, except maybe send a card to let them know you're thinking about them:

Here's the inside of the card:

and the back:

Here's the giveaway for today:

To win these stamps,...just leave me a comment by midnight on Tuesday, January 19. Did you or someone you know recently have a stinky day? I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Wednesday, January 20.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


ETA: Hi! The pattern for this project has been uploaded...please scroll down to get it and to see more samples :)

What a crazy day...I never thought I'd make it on to my computer...but I did promise to post this project by today, so here it is:

It's a cute little mini cupcake favor that's quick 'n easy and can be used for any occasion. I did run into some "technical problems" with the pattern...but, I'll tweak it a little tonight and post it tomorrow.

And here's the giveaway featuring our sweet little bird, "Tweet":

Sorry this post sounds so rushed...leave me a tip (by midnight, Saturday January 16) about your favorite way to calm down after a crazy day...I'll pick one of the entries at random and the winner will get these stamps (check back on Sunday, January 17). Have a great night!!

p.s. I got the mini cupcakes at Whole Foods :)

ETA: If you're checking back to get the pattern for this cupcake holder, please click here. It's very simple to make...simply curl the pattern piece as shown below:

Hold edge in place with double stick tape...there's a dot on the pattern to show how far the ends need to go. If you wrapped the right side over the left, and the pattern doesn't seem to match up...try going left over right (and vice versa). Here are a couple more samples:

Thanks for checking back!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Our winner for today is ...

Fay!!! Congratulations, Fay...please email me your address and I'll send the Quincy stamps to you!!! Thank you to all who entered!!! I didn't quite finish the project I'm working on for my next, please check back tomorrow to see what else is new!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Meet Quincy

Hi All!!! Hope you had a very relaxing and enjoyable Sunday!! I had the pleasure of having a Belgian waffle breakfast with my family this morning...any day that starts off with Belgian waffles has got to be a good one, don't you agree? If you're tuning in to see who won our last giveaway, I won't keep you waiting any's Sue from Oregon!!! Sue, please email me at with your address and I'll send Ping & Pong right out to you!!!

Thank you to all who entered!! Here's another chance for you to win more stamps!! The next new stamp I'd like to introduce to you is my new koala, Quincy!! Doesn't he make you want to "put another shrimp on the barby"? (I gotta work on my Australian accent!!). I was late in getting this post up today because I was rushing to finish this here to get a copy.

Cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines, as shown below:

Here's another box using Quincy sitting can put a bunch of things in his hand. This box can be used for a special Valentine:

Here's a side-view of the box so you can see the sentiments I used to make tags for the boxes:

And here are some shots of the boxes with the lids off...I put some m&m's in this one:

and some chocolate-covered sunflower seeds in this one:

ok...time for the giveaway!!! Here are the stamps that are up for grabs today:

To enter...just leave me a comment by midnight on Tuesday, January 12...I'll pick one winner and announce their name on Wednesday, January 13!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ready for a Giveaway?

Happy Thursday!!! Thank you to all who entered the desk calendar giveaway!!! I had a couple more calendars, so I decided to give 8 calendars away to the following winners:

Sweet Craf-tea Chick
Lisa Mala6

Ladies, please email me at with your addresses and I'll get these calendars out to you!!! For those of you who were interested in making these calendars, click here for a past post with the directions.

Now, on to today's giveaway...the first stamps I'd like to introduce to you are Ping & Pong and their little wagon:

You can put whatever you like in their wagon:

And here are the stamps I'm giving away:

Just leave me a comment by midnight Saturday, January 9...and I'll randomly pick one winner and announce their name on Sunday, January 10. Good luck...remember to check back on Sunday!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year...New Designs!!

Happy 2010 everyone!!! What better way to start the new year than with new stamp designs!! These stamps should be hitting the shelves of your favorite stamp store any day now, so please stop by and take a look!!! Until you can see them in person, here's a peek of what's new:

I'll be introducing the new stamps, one by one, over the next week or so...please stay tuned to see some new ideas and maybe enter a giveaway or two!!!

Yesterday, I was busy making some little desk calendars...I made a whole bunch and had some extras that I would like to share with anyone who can make use of them. Please leave me a comment by midnight tonight (January 6)...I'll pick 6 people at random to win the following calendars:

I'll announce the winners' names tomorrow, so please be sure to check back to see if you won!! Have a great, happy and healthy new year!!!