November 14, 2009


Okay, the time has come to announce the winner of my blogaversary/100,000 hits blog candy!!! WHOOOOHOOOO!! Thanks to all who played along - 83 comments, that is fabulous!! And, I have gotten the chance to see all kinds of new blogs with some wonderful ideas!! I hope you all will continue to visit as I actually do have lots to share over the coming weeks because of my holiday workshops and parties!! Yep, stamping is in my blood, I cannot give it up for long, LOL!!! But, I digress......want to know who the winner is?? Well, I used to do the drawing and this is who it chose:

Here is your random number: 67
Timestamp: 2009-11-15 04:34:42 UTC

So, by my count that is Cheryl aka Engineered Expressions - WHOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! Cheryl is actually a friend - we have served on some Design Teams together and let me tell you, she has MAD TALENT!!!! Cheryl, I will get your goodies out to you as soon as you send me your snail mail (I may already have it, need to check!) Thanks again to all who played along - I am sure I will have another fun thing to do soon so please check back!!! And, because I always feel that the number one entry never gets a fair shake during a random drawing, I will also be sending out a wonderful stamp to my friend Denise aka Paper Ponderings who was the first person to come by and congratulate me in her very sweet way!! Denise is also very talented and one of the nicest gals I have met in blogland. She will be receiving a wonderful Whimsy stamp of her
choice from me so Denise, send me an email and tell me which one you want and I will get it right
out to you! SMOOCHES to all of you - can't wait to show you what I have been working on, so stay tuned for Monday!!

November 13, 2009



Howdy all!! I am sooooo sorry that I went MIA....believe me, if it had been avoidable, I would not have!! I have lots to share with you this week, but first and foremost, I think we are all FINALLY healthy again (crossing fingers AND toes here)!! And, nope, I did not forget about my milestone - I am THRILLED to have made it to 100K hits, it just blows me away!!!! Thanks again to all of you, I feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful people through blogging. I treasure each and every one of you!!! So, what I would like to do is explain how we are going to celebrate....yep, we are gonna PARTAY!!!! Here is the deal: see that picture of the USPS box? Well, ...... I am going to fill it up with YUMMY GOODIES for ONE LUCKY WINNER!!!! Each day I will give you a new piece of the giveaway and then on October 30th, I will draw the lucky winner through one random drawing!!! Why that day - well, that will be my BLOGAVERSARY!!!!! Yep, how about that!!!! Two years in blogland and I am still having fun!!! So, I thought it would be a great way to tie them both together!!! So, what do you have to do to get in the drawing? Here are the rules:
(1) Leave a comment here so I know you stopped by
(2) Add yourself to my blogger friends list - I love seeing everyones face
(3) Link me on your blog and tell them about the celebration!
That's it!!!! No quizzes, no recipes(well, only if you want to, LOL!), nothing but those three simple steps! So, want to see the first portion of the blog candy? Here it is: There are two sets of die cuts and one embossing folder - and these will fit any machine you have so not to worry!!! I actually have these three myself and love them and I use the Big Shot!!!! So, I will add some more fun goodies tomorrow and also will have a fun hostess gift to share that I did for a recent workshop. Until then, take care and thanks sooo much for stopping by!!! Smooches!

November 11, 2009


As you enjoy this day off from work or school, or are just spending time at home, please take time today to remember those who have sacrificed all for our country in order for us to enjoy the freedoms we have today. And, remember those who are still serving and are far from loved ones right now! To all my brothers and sisters in uniform - I salute you!

November 10, 2009


Hey all!! As promised, I am posting the last of the candy for the big drawing on Friday!! I hope you all like what I have added to the stash, I am trying to make this a really fun blog treat for one lucky winner to receive!!! And, since we all love to papercraft and I am sure one or two of you out there are stampers, I thought I would make sure that there is some fun stuff to stamp with too *wink* And, of course no good papercrafter can make ANYTHING without some ribbon so I made sure that there is plenty of that as well! The bag is literally stuffed with all kinds of fun ribbons - I took some of my faves and made sure that they will become your faves as well, heehee!!! And, to top off the goodies, I added a complete kit with paper, die cuts, and embellies that are going to come in handy since they are fall themed and well, it's fall, LOL!!! And, I know I told you I would share a project tonight, but guess what??!! I got an email today that said it is going to be published!!! Yep, little ole' me - WHOOHOOO!!! I had submitted this one awhile ago and figured since I had not heard, that it would be okay to share, and well, voila! I can't share too much right now, but needless to say, I am thrilled! And, since I submitted a bunch at the same time, I will wait to share any of those to ensure I don't mess anything up, lol. So, you will have to wait until I stamp some more, probably tomorrow, since I will have some time now that soccer is out of the way!! I have to say, having that email in my inbox really made my day!!! So, enjoy yours and I will be back tomorrow!! And, for the candy, make sure you sign up on the original email and follow the three steps to ensure you get a chance in the drawing - you DO NOT want to miss out!!!

November 8, 2009


I am sooooo sorry ladies!!! I ended up being out of town for 12 days instead of the original five days so I have not been able to post! Nothing to worry about (THANKS FOR ALL THE SWEET SWEET EMAILS!) it was a business trip that I ended up having to go on for the University, BUT it meant leaving you all in the lurch and for that I truly do apologize. This job is WAAAYYYY busier and more stressful than I thought it would be, and I am trying to get a handle on everything so that I can still do the things I enjoy such as blogging and stamping, but so far, it seems I have failed miserably!!!! So, what I am going to do is extend the candy drawing until the end of this week, and my first post with candy AND a new project (yes, I took time and STAMPED!) will be tomorrow!! Thanks for continuing to check on me, you all are keeping me sane:-) Big hugs and kisses to Corrinne and Denise especially - your emails totally made me SMILE!!!! BIG SMOOCHES!!!!