Friday, November 30, 2007

Paper Heart Candy to win!

HI everyone! Today, I have a 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey called Romani Gypsy. It has lots of beautiful spring colors. All you have to do to win is to tell me your favorite Disney memory. It can be Disneyland or Disneyworld, if you have never been then a favorite childhood vacation memory. I remember going to Disneyland when I was about 7 with just my mom and dad and my favorite cousin Lisa. I have no idea what my parents did with my siblings but we had a blast. And does everyone remember E tickets? My mom used to trade them because we were too little to go on those rides. And my Dad remembers fishing with his brother off Mark Twain Island. They actually had fishing poles and kept that little lake stocked with fish. He also remembers going to Disneyland the year they opened!

My baby absolutely loved the Disneyland Christmas parade. It was worth the back ache and sore arms to see the expression on his face. All the way back to the car, he kept chuckling to himself like he was remembering the experience and couldn't help laughing about it. I am so glad we went on Wednesday because today it's pouring rain!

I have not heard yet from the winner of Figgy Pudding. If I don't hear from her by Saturday midnight, then I will draw a second name with on those who have commented on this post! You have until midnight Tuesday to post a comment to win and I will choose a winner randomly on Wednesday. Happy Friday!
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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Surf's Up!

No, it's not summer yet. But today's card is a birthday card for my dad, a long time surfer. He turns 59 on Sunday. He's still in pretty good shape and can still ride the waves. I always try to make him surf or beach inspired cards.

I finally inked up this Fella. I got him specifically to make my dad his birthday card and I thought I could use him for scrapbooking. The paper is from Quick Quotes. The cardstock is olive and Barnyard Red from CTMH. The sentiment is SU. I colored him in with my copics and paper pieced his shorts. The picture shows his surfboard looks pink but in reality it matches the dp. I did use a bit of ribbon but my dad is secure in his masculinity not to mind! I'll be back on Friday to post the candy, see you then.
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

The lucky winners are...

#44 ddnjoy wins the MFT stamp set and #12 tami wins the Figgy Pudding! Congratulations and please email me (my email is under my picture) and send me your snail mail. Be sure to check back on Friday for more heart candy! It will be sweet as always!

I will definitely be posting something on Friday. I'm going to Disneyland tonight after work so I doubt I'll have time tonight and I've been working like crazy on my nugget tins so that's been taking up a lot of my time. Plus Christmas shopping! Aside from a few stocking stuffers and a couple of gift cards I am done! Now, I just have to wrap everything, decorate my house and coerce my husband into putting up my outside lights.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Holidays

Here is a simple card. I'm really loving this green for Christmas. I used my Stampendous Doodle Holiday stamp, big brads from CTMH and Basic Grey paper. Don't forget you still have time to comment for Black Friday blog candy!

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Bundle of Joy

Well, the card I have to share today is not a Christmas card. My assistant just had a baby (her 5th!) and so I made her a baby card. The birthday card I made a couple of posts ago is for her also. She just turned 44 and her hubby is 52! I can't imagine! I'm 34 and my son needs every bit of energy I have!

My husband actually braved Black Friday to go to one store. It was a sporting goods store so the line actually was not long at all. I stayed home all day recuperating from Thanksgiving. I have a bit of a cold too. I watched Cold Case all day. It was actually nice. However, today, we went out and did a bit of shopping. The stores weren't too bad at all and I'm probably about 1/2 done with my Christmas shopping. I'll probably go out next week with a list and just try to knock the rest of it out with one go.

I used the Bundle of Joy stamp set from SU. I colored in the little bear with my copics and outlined him in a light gray for shadowing. I used CTMH Indian Corn Blue and Buttercup for the cardstock and the DP is retired SU I think it's called Sarah. I also used a sketch found on Very easy, just a little more cutting than usual. The sample on the site was a 6x6 card, I think but I wanted something smaller so this is 41/4 x 41/4 so it would fit in a standard envelope.

I hope that everyone had a relaxing holiday and that you got ahead on your holiday shopping/crafting. I usually do a lot of online shopping but this year unfortunately it's 50/50 so I have to brave the stores this year!

Don't forget about the Black Friday Heart Candy, post your comment below!

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday Heart Candy

Well, I thought for Black friday I would give away two things. Just leave a comment on this post to win by Tuesday and I will post the winner next Wednesday.

The first winner will win this MFT Think Pink stamp set.

The second winner will win this 6x6 paper pad called Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey. I hope everyone had a very nice Thanksgiving and those of you who braved Black Friday, I hope you all found what you were looking for! Pin It Now!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, I thought that Thanksgiving might have been ruined. I had bought a fresh turkey from the market on Tuesday and told my step-son to put it in the fridge (not the freezer!). We have an extra fridge in the garage and he put it in there with my husband's help. So I spent all of Wednesday, making the stuffing, the pies, the mashed potatoes and getting the house ready. I wake up at 6 to prepare the turkey, stuff it, get it into the oven and find that it's not in the fridge. Where is it? You guessed it! The freezer! OMG! The panic and hysteria I felt. I went to the local grocery store and they were out! Went across the street to the other grocery store and all they had were tiny little turkeys. Luckily, they actually have a meat dept. and the meat guy said they had thawed a couple of the frozen turkey and had one in a larger size.

As I stood in line, the cashier said it was on sale but I needed to spend 25 bucks, I told her my story and of course, she asked if the guys were still alive? The guy behind me said his wife would've killed him. The cashier said they were completely out of turkeys and I was lucky to find one!

So I took my turkey home and put him in the oven and lovingly basted him for 6 hours. My brother came over early and made the gravy, he makes da bomb gravy and carved the turkey. Everything came out great, the turkey was moist and all the fixin's were just right.

Does anyone need a 20lb turkey? I have an extra one in my freezer. All kidding aside, the meal itself for my first Thanksgiving making it without my mom watching my every move was great but the experience was beyond stressful!

Everyone has finally left and I made a very quick card to share with you all. It was made with the tree stamp from the MFT holiday stamp set and the figgy pudding paper pad by Basic Grey.

I paperpieced the tree. In celebration of Thanksgiving being over and surviving it, I will be giving away two prizes in tomorrow's heart candy. If you like figgy pudding and MFT be sure to check back. Since I'm off and my baby's a maniac, I cannot predict when it will be posted but as soon as I can I will be putting it up so be sure to check back! Pin It Now!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Figgy Pudding's new home

will be Pegg S! Please email me Pegg with your information so that I can get that mailed to you. Thanks all for playing. I will be having some special Black Friday candy (Figgy Pudding might show up!) so be sure to check back.

I spent all of yesterday in bed sick! I didn't get anything done and I'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner yikes! Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Pin It Now!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

At the last minute...

I was able to post something right before the end of the weekend. Just busy, busy, trying to prepare for Thanksgiving! Still so much to do! Our house is in a remodel that will never be done but we're trying to make it presentable by Thursday.

I made this card for a co-worker's birthday. A quickie. I used Beate's weekend sketch. The paper is from my stash, the ribbon is Garden Green from CTMH and the stamp is from Gina K Designs Make a Wish stamp set. I just ordered a bunch of new stamps from her and they came in the cutest tins and I was selected to receive some unmounted images in my order. How fun! I only got 3 more tins done this weekend. Ugh! I better start working double time. On a happier note, got a tiny bit of X-mas shopping done. It just feels good to have finally gotten started! Pin It Now!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Figgy Pudding Anyone?

For this week's heart candy, I have a 6x6 paper pad of Figgy Pudding. I haven't even opened the one that I bought for myself yet so I think I'll do that this weekend to show everyone just how cool this new Basic Grey paper is! To win, leave a comment on this post by Tuesday, November 20 and I will choose a winner using on Wednesday. I'd like to know what cool gifts you're getting people this year. Yes, I need inspiration, especially for what to get the people who have everything. If you're giftcarding it, then just leave me a hello!

It's going to be a busy weekend for me. Sorry, I don't have a creation to post, but I will this weekend for sure. I was busy stamping labels for nugget tins! Enjoy your weekend!!! Pin It Now!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Couldn't resist

a contest! Who can? Shop at Terri Conrad Designs and Play and Win at Terri's blog. Also shop Webster's Pages to see some really lovely papers!
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cold? Not here...

When I got into my car today, it said it was 88 degrees outside! I can't believe it's November, feels like June! We've had a couple of 60 degree days but otherwise it's been really warm. So this card is for those who know what it's like for it to be cold outside! The stamps are from The Cat's Pajamas, Clearly Swanky line. The paper is DCWV. I used my Bo Bunny flex ruler for the hill. Simple but fun card!
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How Funny!

The winner of the gift certificate shares the same married name - Kristy Vernon! Please contact me by email - my email is located under my picture!!! How funny - she just discovered my website and I just discovered hers. I wonder if our husbands are related?

Thanks all for playing. Please visit again on Friday for more Heart candy. All I can say about Friday's heart candy is Figgy Pudding anyone? Pin It Now!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Better get movin'...

the Holidays are almost upon us. I just can't believe it but Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is really in a few weeks. It's time for me to start getting a move on, on my Christmas projects.

I somehow agreed to make 50 of these for my husband's co-workers. I think this one came out super cute. Only 49 more to go! I used my DCWV paper pack and my Christmas treats stamp set from Paper Trey Ink. I used the colors Hollyhock and Crystal Blue.

This a RAK I received from Angel for some blog candy she won from me.

And this is a RAK I received from Carla. Thank you so much for the happy mail! Pin It Now!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Second Time is a charm Heart Candy

Well, the gift certificate is now closed! I did not hear from any of the winners. So I'm going to just have a completely new drawing! Winners are responsible for emailing me. On the right side I have added my email address right under my picture to make it easier to contact me. Winners must contact me by email by Saturday midnight. If I don't hear then a new winner will be selected and posted on Sunday. Please comment on the winning post that you are emailing me so that I know that your email did not get lost. But you still MUST contact me by email. I will not contact winners. As soon as I get confirmation of your email address then I will email you your gift certificate for 20.00 to Eclectic Paperie. Thanks so much for visiting my site. I hope that you all enjoy the weekly candy!

Don't forget to check back next Wednesday to see if you are a winner!!!! Pin It Now!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Anna Griffith? Maybe...

Here is a card that I made in my SU stamp camp. All SU products. The card uses the Brocade DP and hodgepodge hardware. I can't remember the name of the sentiment. It's a very easy card to recreate. The ribbon is gorgeous, it's the chocolate listed in the mini.

It seriously reminds me of Anna Griffith. Be back tomorrow with some heart candy. I don't know if it will be in the morning or evening. Just depends if I can log in to blogger at work. Pin It Now!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Todays Winner...

is Lilian. Please comment on this post and then email me with your addy! I have some new guidelines for heart candy. Winners need to contact me by Saturday. If I don't hear then I will choose a new winner on Sunday. Because I do candy weekly, I really need to get one week's winner cleared up before the next, otherwise it starts to get confusing.

Remember, my heart candy is a thank you to all of you who come to visit. So if you are a regular visitor to my heart candy, I guess I expect that you also check back to see if you've won! It's pretty easy. I post candy every Friday and post the winner (usually by 9am unless I have computer problems on Wednesday!) Thanks to all who play and visit my blog regularly.

All stamps and products are CTMH. This is tropical Christmas. The cardstock was scored and then sanded to show the white core of the cardstock. A very simple card but I think very cute!!! Have a great day everyone. Pin It Now!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Snow Friends

Here is my card for the day. The stamp set is called Snow Friends and it's the CTMH stamp of the month.

The colors are Petal and Crystal Blue. What's very cool is that the cardstock was embossed with dots and then sandpaper was used to make it look like snow. Because CTMH cardstock has white core when you sand it, it exposes the white paper and can give a very cool effect.

Don't forget to comment for blog candy!

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New Winner

The new winner of the gift certificate is Jodene! Please email me confirming your email address and I'll get that out to you. Thank you all for participating in my weekly drawings. Just a question, how long do you think that I should give people to respond if they are winners before picking a new winner?

Also, I was so busy this weekend with birthday lunches that I didn't have time to post a creation but I hope to be able tonight!

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Better late than never....

Sorry this is such a late post but I could not get into blogger all day for some reason so I had to wait until I got home from work. So without further ado the heart candy for this week is a 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey called Lily Kate.Be sure to comment on this post. You have until Tuesday midnight and I will choose the winner next Wednesday using

I HAVE NOT HEARD from the gift certificate winner. I will wait one more day. If the winner could also post a comment on Wednesday's post as well that would be great. That way I know the winner is trying to contact me or is planning on it. There was one heart candy winner that I never got their email. It got lost in cyberspace....if I don't hear by Saturday, then I will redraw for a winner on Sunday.

I love how this card came out. I used Basic Grey paper that I got in blog candy. The stamp is Doodle Happy Holidays from Stampendous. I used ric rac I got in blog candy and the larger eyelets are CTMH. I corner rounded the bottom corners. I colored in with copics and used some stickles for bling.

Have a great weekend everybody!

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Michael's $1 Bin Projects

Did you all get a lot of trick or treaters? I was surprised by how few we got at our house. My sister had a couple hundred in her neighborhood, I had about 30 and we live in the same city. Go figure...
Has anyone seen these at Michaels? They're in the $1.00 bin. I couldn't help but buy a bunch of them because I love Mary Engelbreit and because how cute are they? I thought that I could make X-Mas tags and little enclosure cards with them.

Here is my completed project. I made two different kinds of tags and then a small enclosure card that I can put in a 3x3 envelope and include with my gift. The tags would tie onto a present's bow. I think silver or gold cording would be better than ribbon because it's skinnier and would match all the wrapping paper, etc. But I didn't have any just yet so I put ribbon on them just for the picture. The to/from was used with my Karen Foster snap stamps.

Here I made a little ornament using one of these small round tins. The background paper is I think Basic Grey, I got it in blog candy this week. I used one of my cute stickers from the $1 bin and I used cardstock to pop it up. I used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes, it was like butter. I found that my ribbon was a little off-center though so I think next time I will punch my holes for my ribbon first and then decorate my tin so I can center it better.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for Friday's Heart Candy!

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