Friday, December 30, 2011

{Winner winner!} for December's Final Friday Giveaway

Hello all!  Hope you are enjoying your holidays.  I just wanted to pop in with a quick post to announce the December winner of my 2011 Monthly Final Friday Giveaway.  You guys ready?  The lucky winner this month is....
Lucky #41, who is none other than Cheryl M!
Congratulations to you Cheryl!

Thank you all for playing along with me this month and throughout the year!  Wish you all a wonderful 2012 and hope you'll keep visiting my corner of the world! There are lots of fun things coming up in January...namely the new Occasions Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration!  Enjoy the rest of the year and hope you have a fantastic New Year ahead :)

Ciao for now!

Friday, December 23, 2011

{Merry Christmas!} to you

Hi there blog friends!  I wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas from our home to yours.  Hope you enjoy spending time with family, friends and loved ones over the holiday season!  Also wanted to share our Christmas photo this year.  I have succumbed to going digital, but I am such a big fan of MDS, I had lots of fun making this card of my little Santa Baby :)

Holly Jolly Christmas to you all!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stampin'Up! Clearance Blitz!

Hey there! Are you looking for some gifts for your crafting friends or some fun crafty goodies for yourself?  Now's a great time to check out Stampin'Up!'s Clearance Blitz - punches, dies, ribbons, stamps and a variety of accesssories are on sale now and up to 80% off!  The sale goes on from now until January 5th, 2012 while supplies last, so if you're eyeing anything's the time to scoop it up!  You can shop at my Online Store waiting in lines!  Enjoy!

Paper Crafters Sampler: Adorned Holiday

Hello there blog friends!  How are you all?  Hope you are enjoying the holiday season so far and getting all your preparations completed.  If you'd like another resource to check out to keep you inspired and in the festive spirit, I invite you to take a peek at the Paper Crafters Sampler "Adorned Holiday" issue that's chockful of holiday ideas for you!  Here's a sneak peek at the project I created:
Can you guess what it is?  In any case, it was my first attempt at creating one of these and I was really pleased at how quickly and easily it came together.  That's as much of a hint as I'll give you :)

Hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week and I will catch up with you guys soon!  Toodles for now :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

{stamps and ribbons} for December Final Friday Giveaway!

Hello there blog friends!  I know we just finished with the Blog Hop and Blog Candy announcement, but tis the season for giving, so that means it's time to announce this month's Final Friday Giveaway! You could be a winner of the Afterthoughts wood mount stamp set and some pretty Stampin'Up! ribbon!  I love the sentiments in the Afterthoughts stamps - they're in such cute font and all are nice and practical sentiments you'll use throughout the year.  All you have to do to play along is leave me a comment on this post (for my Facebook friends viewing this post on my Facebook page, you'll actually need to get to my actual blog post here.

Here's what you need to do to play:
1. Leave me a comment on this post by midnight Pacific Time, Wed, Dec 28, 2011.
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!

I'll announce the winner on my blog on Friday, December 30th, so be sure to check back!  You can leave me a comment about anything, or you can tell me what one craft item you would love to get for Christmas.  Who knows - maybe Santa's one of my blog readers, so he may even get it for you if you've been on his "good list" ;)  {heehee!}

Hope you all have a great week and are enjoying the Holiday Season!  I'll catch up with you guys soon. Bye for now.

Check out Shelli Gardner on the TODAY Show!

Hello bloggie peeps!  Just wanted to pop in with a quick share - Stampin'Up!'s Shelli Gardner was on the TODAY show today!  You can see the clip here:

How cute is Shelli?!  Her presentation was great and her outfit was adorable, too. :) Love that she's sharing the Sweet Pressed Cookie stamps and I also love that Stampin'Up! is donating $500,000 worth of products for the Toy Drive!  What a wonderful way to give and share in the Holiday Spirit.  On a side funny are Hoda and Kathy wth their random banter and commentary - too funny.

TIP:  To mute my Playlist so you can listen to the video, you can scroll to the bottom of my blog, and click on the volume icon (looks like a megaphone) in the top right corner of the pink playlist box - that will mute the music.  To unmute, you can click it again and the music will resume playing!

Blog hop winner!!

Hi all! Hope you guys had fun on the Up on the Rooftop Blog Hop! It's time to post the lucky winner...and that person happens to be:
Lucky #32, who is none other than Terry Duncan!  Congrats, Terry! :)  I'll be emailing you soon to get your snail mail addy.

Thank you all for hopping on by and leaving me a sweet comment.  I'm glad you guys liked the wine charms!  I don't know if I've told you guys before, but my dear hubs is a total wine nerd, which is a good thing because I get to benefit from it, too!  Anyway, so that was the inspiration for the wine charms.  We've had many a party where there have been mixups with glasses, and since then, I've implemented handmade wine charms.  What I love about the 25 & Counting set is that it's perfect one for a Holiday party - definitely enough to go around!  Hope you guys enjoy!  Have a great week and I'll catch up with you all soon.  Ciao for now.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Up on the Rooftop Blog Hop!

Hi bloggie friends and new visitors!  Welcome to the UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Up On The Roof Top Blog Hop!! Holiday 2011.

If you have been following the Blog Hop from the beginning, you would have just come from Melissa Stout's delightful Countdown Santa. Such an adorable idea to fill in Santa's beard each day, don't you think?  So cute and clever - it's a great project for big and little kids alike as they count down to Christmas time!

If you are just jumping in on 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.

For my project, I created wine charms for the holidays and, of course, cute packaging to put them in.  Here's a look:
I made the wine charms out of the 25 and Counting stamp set, so if you're having a holiday party and want to make sure everyone can find their happy spirits, you'll have enough charms to go around.

They tie on nicely to your stemware and have a cute festive touch with the Cherry Cobbler baker's twine.  Oh and the packaging....I love how these Mini Milk cartons convert to little Christmas houses.

And here's a look at the complete ensemble:

So, not only will you have lots of wine charms at the end of this project, but you'll also have a stash of Holiday tags to make sure you can mark your presents accordingly!  All of these fit into the cute little houses that you can put in the carrier and off you go.  Holiday party and present organization all in one place :)

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 great goodie bag of current Stampin' Up! products. I will randomly select a winner to be announced on Tuesday, so please check back to see if you are the lucky recipient!
AND there's MORE...LOTS MORE!!

  • You have the opportunity to get the downloadable PDF Tutorial for my project FREE!! It's a GIFT from UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! Woohoo!! See the blinkie below to access the FREE Blog Hop Website.
  • In the Spirit of the Holiday Season, you have the opportunity to get in on "Special Holiday Pricing" for the upcoming UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! SCORE!! Event. The Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Tool is HOT STUFF and SCORE!! will feature 40+ projects, all created using the Simply Scored Tool. SCORE!! is a MUST NOT MISS Event!! See the blinkie below to join and get in on the Early Bird savings.
And now for the most exciting giveaway of the season...
Everyone that joins the new and exciting upcoming event - SCORE!! - with "Special Holiday Pricing" will be entered into a Drawing to win 1 of 3 FREE Passes for an ENTIRE YEAR of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!
You read that right!!
YOU could win a whole year of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events FREE!!

***Special Holiday Pricing of just $19.99 ends Dec 8th***

Winners will be announced on Friday, Dec 9th.
Click the Blinkie below to join SCORE!! with Special Holiday Pricing
and a chance to win a FREE Year of UStamp with Dawn and Friends!! events!!
Click the blinkie below and 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, it's time to hop on over to the next Designer's Roof Top, so please click below for NEXT BLOG, where you will find Mercedes ready to share her beautiful rosette decor project with you.

If you would like to hop back to Melissa's Roof Top, please click below.

Thanks again for stopping by and Happy Holidays to YOU!!

Get ready for a {blog hop}!

Hi friends!  Happy December!  I'm up way past my bedtime right now, but wanted to quickly drop a note to let you know that I'll be part of the UStamp with Dawn and Friends Up on a Rooftop Bloghop that goes from December 2- December 4th!  So, be sure to pop on by :)

Hope you guys are having a great week.  I will catch up with you guys soon at the blog hop!  Bye for now :)