Friday, August 7, 2009


Alrighty!! This is soooooooooo fun!!!! Thanks to all who participated in last week's Freebie day!!! The winner of the Row, Changito, Row stamp courtesy of Simon Says Stamp, is ............................. jillyscreations

jillyscreations said...
done all of the requirements :) I love summer storms. I love standing in the warm rain coling off from the humidity that lead to it. Nothing better

Congratulations!! Please email me your snail mail address so I can get it to Heidi so she can ship off your stamp to you!!!!! THANKS!!!!

So, for today's FABULOUS FRIDAY FREEBIE, I am going to give away a Magnolia stamp (ooohhh ahhhhhhhh - I can hear you all now!!! tee hee)

You can win TILDA IN SPRING RAIN from the Chasing Butterflies collection 2009!!!! Isn't she cute?? This prize is donated by Simon Says Stamp - so head on over there and see what other GREAT things they have!!!

All you have to do to win this stamp is to make sure you are a follower of the Simon Says Stamp blog and participate in this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge. (which is Buttons & Bows) If you could pass on the word about my Fabulous Friday Freebies that would be awesome too!! THAT is it!! Easy huh???

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend!!!! I am off to my in-laws cabin for a couple days of relaxation, away from phones, computers, drama, etc. I need to clear my head.....been a long week!!!! We are taking the 2nd & 3rd season of Soprano's hope to get through a few episodes!!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Simon Says....Buttons & Bows

This week's challenge over at the Simon Says Challenge blog is BUTTONS & BOWS - use ribbon & buttons in your creation!!! Head on over to the blog to see what the other Design Team members have created for you to feast your eyes on!!!! Here is my card:

I used the Simon Says Stamp exclusive set called "Dance: Ballet, Tap, Jazz" and I paper pieced the TUTU to match the DP (which is Basic Grey)

Can't wait to see your Buttons & Bows creations so head on over to the blog if you can participate! Don't forget, Heidi is giving away another $25 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp this week!!! Whhheeee!!!!!


Inky Impressions Challenge - Colour challenge

This week's challenge over at the Inky Impressions Challenge blog is a Colour Challenge - they are challenging you all to make a card or project using the following colours: Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink, Baja Breeze, and Chocolate Chip (or colours similar)

I used my new paper from My Minds Eye that had 3 of the 4 colours so I went with that! I added the pink flowers on the bunnies dress and the pink brads to add the Pixie Pink into the mix!!! The sketch was from the Just Magnolias blog awhile back! This is "LiLi's stuffed bunny" - I coloured her using my Koh-i-noor pencils and gamsol.

Thanks for popping by! Enjoy the rest of the week!!


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Simon Says Stamp ... in one word...AWESOME!!!

I cannot begin to tell you enough about Simon Says Stamp - the store and the girls behind the scenes! They are truly an amazing bunch of people who put the customers first no matter what.

I first got my EBay account about 5 or 6 years ago, and the VERY first craft store I found & bought from was Simon Says Stamp. Their customer service was great, and for a newbie online shopper I was a bit nervous! I had bantered back and forth with "Simon" for a few months, then finally asked, "Your name really isn't Simon is it?" Heidi laughed and said no, and since then, her & I have become great friends. She is the sweetest gal, so kind, generous and very funny. Her dog & my dog have similar "bathroom" issues, and we often compare stories about them! If only Simon & Brick could meet!!! LOL Heidi also gave me "pointers" on how to sell things on kind!!!! I was so happy!!!!

A couple of years ago, I saw an absolutely adorable Penny Black image in a swap I was in - had NO idea what it was called. I described it to Heidi, and sure enough, she had it. Not too long after that, I was looking for another Penny Black stamp, and she FOUND it for me & brought it in! Several times when my "some-timers" kicks in, and I can't find something in the store, she will guide me to the right place. Guess that is what happens when there are a zillion fabulous things to look at! And my ADHD mind often wanders from craft item to project to embellishment to paper, etc. etc. You get my drift!!! Recently, I needed some Copic refills...and guess what Miss Heidi did? She ordered me the ones I needed from her distributor & put them in the store! Now...honestly, can the service get any better than that?? Next she'll be bringing me my craft items to my door (not a bad idea Heidi!?!?! LOL)

Seriously, the selection at Simon Says is immense, I can spend HOURS browsing the pages! And I do, then I shop!! LOL They have everything and anything you could ever need or want & if they don't have it, which is rare, they WILL order it!!! I even bought a really cute pink & green elephant purse by Vera Bradley - LOVE IT!!!!!

I cannot thank Heidi enough for working so hard (although I think she works TOO hard!) and for being my friend!!! You are the BOMB girl!!! The girls in the warehouse & office are hard workers too.....they are quick to get orders out & deal with issues!!! Love it!!!

It is an honour to say I am on the Simon Says Design Team and the Simon Says Challenge Blog Design Team but it is more of an honour to say I am a FAITHFUL Simon Says customer!!! Always will be!!! (And Heidi is my IDOL cuz she has met Tim Holtz!!! LOL)

Oh, and you can win a box of goodies from CHA with a value of $100 by checking out the Simon Says Stamp blog, so head on over there and check it out!!!!

Motherlode of all BLOG CANDIES!!!

Hey everyone!!! In 10 days, it is my birthday!! I wish I could say it was my 21st, but I cannot tell a lie!! I am turning 22! (HA!!!) I WISH!!!!!

Anyway, I am giving away some FABULOUS treats to YOU my faithful readers & commenters! You will have 3 prizes to choose from - the first random # I pick will get first pick, then the 2nd person will get 2nd pick and the 3rd # will get the last prize. BUT TRUST ME, they are ALL awesome, so don't worry!!!!

AND, since my birthday falls on a is also my FABULOUS FREEBIE FRIDAY giveaway as well. So stay tuned for that prize as well!!!!

Soooooooooooooo, stay tuned and I will post pictures of the prizes & let you know HOW you can win!!!! Sooooooooooooo excited!!!!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Fabulous Friday Freebie REMINDER......

You have 4 days left to enter to win a FREE STAMP - I will draw the winner on Friday!!! See THIS POST here for all the details & to enter your name THERE (not on this post please!!)

The stamp is Row, Changito, Row and it is from Stampendous!!! SOoooooo cute!!!!!

Courtesy of Simon Says Stamp!!! How generous eh??

So what are you waiting for?? Head over to that post & check it out..... there is nothing to it!!!!!! Good luck!!!!!

Inky Impressions Design Team Call #2

(this will stay at the top until the DT call is over....please scroll down to see the newest posts!!)

Hey everyone!!! It is that time again!! Inky Impressions is having their 2nd Design Team Call!!!! You can find all the information HERE Please be sure to read all of the requirements and steps in the application process.

The term is 3 months & it will be AWESOME, I can guarantee that!!!!! All you have to do is make a card and enter your name with Mr. Linky on the Challenge Blog. It is not required that you use an Inky Impressions stamp but it is a bonus!!!

So, head on over to the Inky Impressions Challenge blog & get creating!!!!!!

We can't wait to see all the GREAT talent out there!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Janet's Corrosive Challenge #23

This week's challenge at Janet's Corrosive Challenge blog is a COLOUR challenge!!! We are to use Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie and Bermuda Bay. I used Basic Grey DP that was close to Ruby Red and Pumpkin Pie and coloured Edwin's shirt orange (although it doesn't look orange!) We hope you will join us this week in this challenge & can't wait to see what you create with these colours!! Head on over to Janet's BLOG and check out what the other Design Team members have created for your viewing pleasure!!! Thanks for stopping by! HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!!


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