Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Our Final Winner Is....

Cori T.!!! Congrats, Cori!!! Please send me an email with your address and I'll send the stamps out to you. Thank you to everyone who played along with my new release...hope you had fun seeing all the new designs!!!

I'll be taking a blog break for awhile...check back in a few weeks...until then...Happy Stamping!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

One Last Giveaway

The winner of our last giveaway is....Tammy (mst822)!!!!!!! Congratulations, Tammy!!!!!! Send me an email with your address and I'll get the stamps out to you!!! Now...on to my final giveaway...

Whenever I do make 'n takes, I keep hearing that people want simple projects. I guess with all our busy lives, simple is good!!! So, I think these 2 new stamps make things as simple as possible!!! Of course, you can do this project on any pre-made box or bag (to make it even simpler!!). But, you can also get a pattern for this bunny box or chick box here.

Here's another idea using these stamps for gift literally takes just minutes to make:

One last card for Father's Day...I don't usually make "guy" cards...but, here's what I came up with:

And here are the stamps I'm giving away today:

Leave me a comment by midnight tonight (March 16) to enter the drawing...I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Wednesday, March 17. Have a great day!!!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I Have A Good Excuse...

Sorry for being late in posting the second half of my next giveaway...I really don't have a great excuse for being late (heh heh!)...just ran out of time yesterday!! Anyway, on to more new stamps...

This is my new Boy's Day stamp and sentiment. Boy's Day is on May 5, so you still have some time to get going. Here's a pattern for making this "kimono" gift card. Just cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines. Apply double stick tape to one tab on the bottom. I also added some contrasting printed paper to the two card flaps:

First, fold the right flap (as shown above)...then fold the left flap over....slip the tab around the first flap and adhere to the inside back of the card (this will make the pocket for your gift card). Wrap a 3/4" strip of paper around the card and finish off with a cord (tied in a bow)...this is the obi (belt).

Next, I have some graduation stamps...ahhhh....can you remember the feeling of having that diploma in your hand?

Here are the stamps I'm giving away today:

To enter, leave me a comment by midnight tomorrow (Monday, 3/15)...give a shout out to your alma mater!! I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Tuesday, March 16. Good luck!!

Friday, March 12, 2010


It's Friday!!! Hope you all had a great week...I'm stopping in to announce the winner of our Mother's Day/Teacher stamp's Cathy Y.!!! Cathy, please email me your address and I'll send your stamps out to you!!!

I didn't quite get around to today's giveaway...well...I did part of it, so I'll share part with you today and part tomorrow. If you're wondering about my title...I was rushing around today and bought 2 cupcakes for my Boy's Day project. I braked a little too hard at one light and I saw my cupcake bag topple off the front seat. Ugh!!! Landing totally upside down!!! Oh well...don't laugh...I tried to angle the less "smooshed" side toward the camera (imagine what the other side looks like!! lol!!) Anyway, you get the idea.

I used stamp #B147 (Koi) in green, red and blue. I cut them out with a 1-1/2" tab like this:

I used double stick tape on each tab to stick them onto this candle (that I found in the baking aisle at Safeway). ok...For a chance to win this stamp and others, check back tomorrow!!! See you then!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

More New Stamps and a Winner!!!

Before I introduce more of my new stamps, I'd like to announce the winner of my last's Beth!!! Yes, Beth of Beth-a palooza!!! Congratulations!!! Beth, please send me an email with your address so I can mail these stamps out to you. Looking forward to see what you come up with!!!

And are more of my new designs:

This first stamp is #C140 (A Mother's Love). When my son was a baby, I used to carry him around in one of those sling/pouches and always felt like a mama kangaroo...I guess that was my inspiration for this stamp. (You could also use it for a new baby project). I have a simple pattern for this box that you can download here. Just cut along the solid lines and fold along the dotted lines....mount on a 2" x 3" base...and line the top edge with flowers. Can't forget about Grandma:

Switching gears a's not too early to start planning for the end of the school's this for a teacher thank you?

To win all the stamp you see in these samples...just leave me a comment by midnight tomorrow (Thursday, March 11)...and I'll announce the winner on Friday, March 12.

Good luck!!!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Here We Go....

Hi guys...thanks for all your patience!! Are you ready to see some new designs? Here we go...

This card is my version of a gatefold card, using easter eggs for the flaps of the card. The stamped image of my new Easter chick (#A140 - Happy Days) and Easter eggs (#A141) holds the card shut. Here's a look at the card opened:

Stamps: #C138 (Little Garden) and #1210 (Happy Easter). To get a pattern for this card, click here.

Here's another idea for Easter using our next new stamp, #C139 (Easter Bunny), along with the Easter eggs and #B141 (Little Wagon, from our last release). To make this favor, cut a piece of cardstock to 3" x 4". Score at 1-1/2" and 2-1/2". Tape 3 lollipops together. Use a 1/8" hole punch and punch a hole (through front and back sides...approx 1" in from each side). Insert the lollipops into the stand and thread a ribbon through the punched holes. If you tie it tight enough the lollipops will stand straight up. Here's what it should look like before you add the lollipops:

If you'd like to try your hand at these projects...enter here to win these stamps:

Leave me a comment by midnight tomorrow (Tuesday, March 9) and I'll pick one winner at random and announce their name on Wednesday, March 10.

I'll leave you with an adorable project I saw on Beth's blog , using Dandelion's sure to brighten your day...have a good one!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Sneak Peek

It's that time again...time to release some new designs!!! Here's a sneak peek of some of the new designs. To see the stamps up-close and personal, stop by your favorite stamp store (they should be there or are on their way!!!).

p.s. Don't try to click on the image to see the full design...that doesn't work (thought I didn't see you do that, huh???).