Gratitude and a giveaway

Last month, we celebrated Thanksgiving up here in Canada, but it is never a bad time to think about the things we are grateful for, and to give thanks for our many blessings!  Today, the Tiddly Inks challenge is all about gratitude and joyfulness, and I couldn’t think of a better challenge to be a part of!

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I love this theme!  I decided to work with a digi called Minnie’s Christmas Lights mostly because this image makes me smile and think of my two little gals!

Gratitude-closeupDuring the Christmas season, there are usually lots of times when someone goes out of their way to help, so I thought that a Christmas themed thank-you card would be in order.  The image was coloured up with copics (Skin – E00, E11, E13; Hair – YR31, E11, E34; Dress: C1, C3) and the sentiment was hand lettered.

Speaking of hand lettered sentiments, I have a bit of a surprise for you today too!  Often times readers comment on the hand written sentiments that I include on many of my cards.  Today, I have teamed up with Christy at Tiddly Inks on a little giveaway.  If you pop on over to the blog, you might just find a little digital file to download.  In fact, I think you will find a couple – one from the uber talent Christy and a little one from me too!  Oh, and later this week, I’ll share a little card that I used with the sentiment!

Have an awesome day and thanks for stopping by!

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What a team!

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Happy Wednesday everyone!  I am so very excited to share a new project with you today featuring some beautiful product from May Arts and Authentique!  This whole week, design team members from both companies have been sharing some beautiful projects using Authentique’s Harmony collection together with a variety of ribbon from May Arts.  Stash

As part of the products, I received the card making stack, and I knew immediately I could have some fun with those.  I decided to team them up with some of my favourite 3/4″ chevron twill ribbon in yellow to create some small journals! By using some embroidery thread to attach some pages, creating these journals was even easier than putting together a card.  I had so much fun I ended up making three!

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So there you have it – some fun little notebooks to capture those little thoughts or moments!  I can’t wait to see what the other gals have up their sleeves today too!  And you will want to check them out and leave a message because Authentique and May Arts have put together three packages to give away to some lucky people who take a moment to comment!  We always love hearing what you think, and it’s always better when there is a prize, or two, or three!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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BFF Trinkets – Especially For You!

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It’s preview week this week at Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps, and I am so excited to be participating again this month.  Some of you might remember that I earned a guest spot last month for KKS after participating in a contest a few months back.  Well, after a bunch of groveling on my part, ;) Kim asked me to stay on as a permanent Krafty Girl!  So today, and all this week, I get to share previews of all the stamps being released this weekend!

Now, let’s get down to business!

BFF-Trinket-closeupIt is no secret that I love paper flowers (and I know you do too because some of my most popular blog posts are my tutorials for flowers)! It is also no secret that I love Kraftin’ Kimmie stamps, so I decided to team them up today for fun spring card! The center of the flower is a stamp from the new BFF Trinket set - a set that set that includes EIGHT trinkets. These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!!

The paper on this card is from the fun and cheerful Chickadee stack from DCWV. I did add a bit of Glossy Accents to the center of the flower for a bit of shine and emphasis.  I did a bit of doodling, added a bit of bling, and voila – a card for a special friend in your life!

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So that’s it from me today!  Don’t forget! You can WIN some of our new stamps by entering our Krafty Krop Challenges that are open all week long, and by checking out all the fun projects the Krafty Girls have created today with this set of stamps (see links below).

Thanks for stopping by today!


An invitation…

Yesterday was a bit of a surprising day!  At about 8:30 in the morning, there was a knock at the door.  On my doorstep, I found a package from Die Cuts With a View.  I quickly opened it up to find two Matstacks, and an invitation.  Take a look:

Can I just say what a fun way this was to break the news!!!

The invitation was to join DCWV’s first ever design team!

I have to admit that I wandered around in a bit of a daze for a while, and I think I read the invitation at least ten times…then I hit the computer to see if someone was just playing a nasty joke on me! ;)  But on the DCWV blog, there was a fun video showing off the the amazing Halloween themed DCWV booth, and the Design Team announcement.  And my picture was there – it was really there!

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So another journey begins…are you ready for a ride???