Wednesday, November 10, 2010

{special} November Final Friday Giveaway!

Hey there! If you read my post above, you'll have a hint at why this month's Final Friday Giveaway's so Special!  Today marks my 10 year Anniversary as a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator!  Woot Woot!  I can't believe it's already been that long! It surprises me too.  Who knew that my introduction to stamping 10 years ago would lead me to grow this hobby of mine and even blog about it, no less.  While I do have a day job that keeps me pretty busy, I have to say that stamping and papercrafting are so gratifying for me's something that continues to push my creative limits, and I feel like I'm missing something if I don't get a chance to create.  The great thing about blogging is that it allows me to share my creative output {good or bad} with you thanks for being such a kind audience! :)

So, for this month's Final Friday Giveaway, the lucky winner will get the Northern Hearts Clear Mount Stamp Set AND the awesome Bigz Tulips Die that's an exclusive Stampin'Up! design die.  It was recently retired from the last catty, so if you missed it, you now have an opportunity to win!  Worth playing for??

Here are the rules {only enforced by the honor system}:
1. Leave me a comment on this post by midnight Pacific Time, Wed, November 24, 2010.

2. On your comment, please make sure to include a valid email address or a blog URL (where I can leave a comment or have a way of contacting you). For those of you that are uncomfortable with leaving an email in a post, you can write your info like this: yourname at emailaccount dot com.
3. One comment per person please. :)
4. Anyone can play - international visitors welcome!
You can leave me a comment about anything, or you can tell me about your favorite papercrafting or stamping technique.  I'd love to get some new ideas from you!  Look forward to reading them!

I'll be announcing the winner on my blog post on Friday, November 26th!

Cheers to you all and bye for now!


Rita said...

My favorite techniques are embossing and watercoloring. People always think that the dry embossing looks so amazing and it is so easy! Can't beat that!

Thanks for the opportunity to win some great products!

Tracy S said...

Love your blog, I check it daily for new ideas. I love embossing. I have added it to my card more in the past year than I have in the past 4 yrs. Thanks for the opportunity for blog candy. Great prize.

zainy3018 said...

My favorite techniques are sponging and embossing with the new Textured Impressions dies. Congrats on 10 years! Wow! Thanks for the chance to win!

Piali said...

Congrats Rose on 10 yrs!!!
My fave techniques are dry embossing, copic coloring and a liitle of stitching.
Thanks for the chance to win!!
Love that stamp set...the snowflakes are beautiful!!

Jessica said...

I'm a new stamper, so thank you for all your techniues!

Romaine said...

What a beautiful stamp set! I am loving using my bigshot and although I have maybe 5 dies, I use them a lot! I am loving seeing your projects! Congrats on 10 years!

CLH said...

Thanks to Stampin' Up - I have a new obsession with ribbon - I seem to use it on just about every card and layout lately. :) Thanks for the fabulous inspiration and especially for the chance at a giveaway!

jmniffer said...

Congrats on the 10 year SU! Anniversary. My favorite technique is anything and everything with my Big Shot. Don't know if that counts but it's what I love. Thanks for the chance to win some wonderful blog candy. jmniffer

Lauren Y. said...

Happy 10th Anniversary with SU!

I love using embossing folder!!! The magic from flat to pop just amazs me everytime!

Thank you for sharing your talent creation all the time!

Lauren Y.

Marianne said...

Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. Í'm very new to blogging and I love to make cards.
I've used all kinds of things, like teabagfolding, 3D and pyramide, but since I discovered stamping there is a whole new world for me. I thank you for the chance of winning this wonderful candy and you can find me at:

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 10 year!! How exciting!
My favorite technique would be anything to do with pastels! I love to use pastels and versa mark. Anything!
Jessica B

April said...

Congratulations on 10 years! Wow! I can't say I have a favorite technique as I love them all, it's just whatever I'm working on at present but I use the Big Shot for everything. Love that! Thanks for the chance at blog candy and best wishes for another 10!
apriljackson19 at frontier dot com

Helen F. said...

Hi Rose! Congrats on your 10th Anniversary. I have been making my own background papers lately and just love the unique effect I get with each card. Thanks so much for the chance to win this fab candy!

Cam said...

My favorite technique is water coloring and I am still learning at it. Congrat on your 10 year with stampin up! So glad I found your blog and am inspire with your creattion. Thanks so much for a chance to the blog candy. I don't have neither so this will be a great addition. Thanks again.

Doramiyi said...

All I can say is I love everything there is to love about Stampin' Up. Discovered it less then 2 years ago and never will turn back.

Thanks for participating in the royal blog tour. I am loving your creations. I will keep on watching so keep on posting.

doramiyi at gmail dot com

Janet Swofford said...

Congrats on your 10 years!
My favorite stamping technique would probably have to be emboss resist. I just love the way that can be sublte or pop off the page depending on which inks you use.
Thanks for the chance to win!
My email is
Inky hugs,

Regina said...

hello, Rose
congrats on your 10 year SU birthday!
What a lovely treasure for the lucky winner! So I will try my luck.
Thanks for the chance to win. It would be a dream come true to win this lovely blog candy!
sending greetings

Amy D said...

Thanks so much for your creative ideas - and I'll add my congratulations to the pile - 10 years is nothing to sneeze at!

I love so many techniques - it's easier for me to say what my favorite tools are! Hands down, the Big Shot (because it's so versatile, from embossing to cutting...I look forward to trying out the Lots of Love letterpress for Valentine's!) and my markers set, because it gives me access to all ink colors, even if I don't own the stamp pads, are my favorites. They are an investment, but I think well worth it.

Congrats again! And thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!

DawnKathleen said...

Happy 10 years! Love the emobossing folders and dies. Thanks you for your creativity and a chance to win an awesome blog candy!

Maureen Merritt said...

Hmm, my favorite technique is distressing right now. I love adding a vintage/aged look to my cards! Thanks for the opportunity at this lovely blog candy, yum!

Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!

Juanita said...

I love your blog, I come back time and again for fresh ideas and new color combos.
Techniques....I don't do a lot of those, I think I am getting fancy if I paper pierce or cut out an image. Maybe that is something to consider, going back to the basics.
Thanks for contiually putting in the time needed to blog about this pursuit.

Gail S. said...

Congratulations Rose! I love to use the dies, embossing folders and the SU! punches. Makes cards so pretty. Love your blog!

connys blog said...

Hallo Rose,
congratulations to your 10th anniversary at SU.
Thank your for sharing your ideas with us and for the great blog candy.
I can`t say that I`ve a favorite technique making cards, but I love stamps so much:-) and I prefer stamping, if possible without coloring.
If I would be the luckky winner, I`ve an address in the States.
Have a nice weekend
hugs and smiles

allison said...

I love all of your ideas. I promise to come take a class soon. I loved taking the Royal Blog Tour.
Allison Warrell

Vicki said...

Hi Rose,
I love ribbon and embellishments as well as my big shot. Thanks for the chance to win and congratulations on 10 years with Stampin' Up.

jelonkaa said...

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Texas JennyWren said...

I love the Northern Hearts stamp set and have been wanting to get it.

Congrats on your 10 yrs at SU! do you have any tips to us "newbies" just getting started, oh wise, vested one??

Nikki said...

Fab Blog congrats on the 10 Years :)Those stamps are stunning!!!
My fave technique is creating Marblized embossing to see how it looks check it out here for my sample it also has a small tut on how I did it :)
thanks for the chance
hugs Nikki

Aluap said...

Happy 10th Anniversary with SU! I love embossing and making backgrounds with stamps :)
Thank you for this chance. I linked on mi sidebar
hugs from Spain!

TIONYA said...

Well, Happy Anniversary to you!!
I love you blog! I have just recently discovered it with my first RBT hop. What a blessing it's been. I love your creativity. Thanks for all of the great ideas and the opportunity for blog candy!
God's blessings for a super 10th anniversary and for many more.
tionyalynn at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Congrats on a 10 year anniversary!
It's hard to choose one favorite but inking a stamp with Versamark and then with any dye ink and embossing with clear powder is a current WOW for me and my customers.
Martha L.

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Congrats Rose on your 10 years!!!! My favorite technique is embossing and I wish I did it more!!!
Hugs my friend,

Anonymous said...

Hi Rose.
Nice Friday giveaway. I try every month so maybe this will be my lucky one.

Thanks, Sherry

Nancy L. said...

wow, congrats on your 10th anniversary with SU!
thanks for the chance to win your blog candy!
lunastamps at yahoo dot com

peggy nickelson said...

My favorite technique at the moment is embossing with my Big Shot. I really like the texture it adds to all my projects.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Peggy Nickelson
snickels at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! I'm a beginner, so I don't really have a favorite. I'm really intrigued by embossing, but I have yet to do it!



Susan T said...

Thanks so much for all of your creative juices and on 10 yrs with stampin up. I love clean and simple cards and tend to love to create backgrounds. I do check to see if anything will get my juices flowing like magazines and my favorite stores I like to shop and on others blogs. Thanks for asking.

Jane said...

WOW! What a gorgeous and generous giveaway!!! I don't know what my fav technique is...I LOVE paper piecing..embossing..

WandaG_CT said...

Congrats on your 10 years, you have such a great blog. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Wilma said...

Ten years! No longer childhood, but becoming adolescent! In your blog you're showing that you've grown and that you are a beautiful person with great ideas. Wish you much more years with this wonderful blog! Thanks for giving us a chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Hello Rose,

Wow 10 years, now that is a milestone! I love all things crafty...big shot, embossing folders but my favorite technique right now is inset embossing. Thank you for the chance to win such a wonderful giveaway!!! Happy Holidays :o)

~ Demae ~ said...

Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. Thanks for the opportunity to win some products from Stampin'up!! I love them but in spain is not possible to by it :S

my blog:

from Spain


Mariabj said...

Ten Years!! wowwwww...I love embossing!

Karen said...

Hi Rose,
I just found your blog, and I'm so glad I did! You have some wonderful ideas!I'll be checking back often and look forward to your 12 weeks of Christmas! I am loving the embossing folders-can't get enough of them! Congratulations on 10 years with StampinUp!!!