Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Friday and blog candy winners...

Happy Friday everyone! I don't know about you, but I'm so glad the weekend is here:) 

I'm sorry I wasn't able to post the blog candy results this morning as promised. I'm pretty good with the computer, but I couldn't figure out how to save the results from I wound up asking a friend that I met through blogging and she was a great help. Thank you, Rose!

Here are the results for the blog candy give-a-way.
Sunny, that would be you! Cathleen, you're second. I will send you both an e-mail to find out which colors you prefer. Thanks so much for the sweet comments (made me want to cry:) and for playing along.

As for me, the color I'm most disappointed to see go would have to be Close to Cocoa, though I liked a lot that are no longer available. The newest color I like the most is Marina Mist and the newest In-Color is definitely Poppy Parade:)

I will be back soon to share some of my organizing tips. I've been organizing a lot lately and I still have a lot to do. I'm driving myself nuts trying to decide if I want to keep my retired colors for personal use. My main issue is they're taking up so much space. It's hard for me to focus when it's a mess in my little stamp room.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Butterfly Prints & Blog Candy Reminder!


Today I wanted to share a card that I made using the new Butterfly Prints stamp set. I just love these butterflies and the new In-Colors.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Butterfly Prints & Perfect Punches
Card stock: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, & Whisper White
Ink: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, & Pear Pizzazz
Other: Poppy Parade In-Color ribbon, Punches (Eyelet Border, Curly Label, Butterfly & Itty Bitty Shapes), & Jewels (Basic Pearls).

Blog candy reminder: Tomorrow morning I will be using to chose the winners for my blog candy drawing. If you haven't had a chance to leave a comment and would like to do so, please click here and leave your comment on on the Blog Candy post.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

More baby shower projects and Blog Candy!!!

Hello everyone!

I'm sorry for the major lack in posting. No, my vacation wasn't that long, but the kids are home for the summer, so it's a little harder finding time to blog. I had the best time with my Aunt and family in Portland, Oregon. What a beautiful place! We were there on one of the clearest days and from one spot (Pittock Mansion), we could see Mt. Ranier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt Adams, Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson. I was so disappointed as I forgot my zoom lens:( Anyway, here's a photo that I took from the plane on the way home. I'm not even sure which mountain this is, but thought it was so cool coming up through the clouds.

When I got home, I began working on the baby shower favors. I didn't realize that I had less than two weeks to make 35 favors and finish the banner I started, but I managed to get them done just in time. Here are photos of them:

I got the idea for this favor on Dawn Olchefske's blog. She has a video tutorial that can be found here: 

I love her blog! If you haven't visited, you will find so much inspiration there. (Thank you, Dawn! The mother-to-be loved them!:)

I wanted to have a little fun and do a little blog candy giveaway. I have 6x6 packages of unused colors from the Pattern/Prints Packs from previous years. They are 2-sided, have 6 designs and there are 2 sheets of each for a total of 12 sheets. I have 7 packs. The 1st place winner will be able to choose 3 of the 7, the 2nd place winner will then choose the next 2 colors and the 3rd place winner will be sent the remaining 2. Here are the colors that I have:

2-Apricot Appeal
Bashful Blue
Certainly Celery
Pretty In Pink
2- Wild Wasabi

For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment with your answer to the following question: Out of the colors that were recently retired, which one will you miss the most? And which of the new colors is your favorite?

I will announce the winners here on my blog on Friday morning, July 30th.

To those of my stamp/blogging friends that were able to go to the Stampin' Up! Convention this year, I hope you had a wonderful time and I'm really looking forward to going next year!

I hope you have a wonderful week!