Sunday, September 2, 2018

Stamptember With Simon Says Stamp!!






   I am THRILLED to be joining many of my favorite crafters as we begin the month long celebration for Simon Says Stamp "Stamptember" with a party!

           To create my card I used the adorable Big Picture Book Kitty wafer die, the SSS Blooming Circle die, and the stamp set Circle Friends.













Monday, July 9, 2018

"New" Craft Stash Blog Hop

 




Hello! I am joining a talented group of designers  this week for the "New" Craft Stash 3 day Blog Hop! I don't know about you, but I have more stamps and dies then I will ever be able to use, many have never even been inked. This hop is to help inspire YOU to create something using product that you have never used. Here is the card I created for the hop!



To create my card I used the Stampin’ Up! set “Lift Me Up”. The Rainbow was painted free hand using Stampin’ Up! ink smooshed on an acrylic block. It is a simple card, but I love the way it turned out! Now what would a blog hop be without prizes? 





Of course there are prizes! Six Total - You must comment on all the blogs all three days for these:
  1. Stampscapes - 2 prizes - Choice of Nature Sheet ($26.50 ea)
  2. Cas-ual Fridays - $25 GC
  3. Catherine Pooler - $25 GC
  4. Stamplorations - $20 GC
  5. Right At Home - $20 GC


In addition: To be given away on individual blogs:
Ingrid - Prize Pack
Allison - $25 Power Poppy E-Gift Card
Ilina - Prize Pack

Tracie - $25 Catherine Pooler GC


These are the stampers, and the days they are participating in the hop!

Day 1 - July 9

  1. Jenny Colacicco - http://www.jccards.com
  2. Ashlea Cornell - http://www.ashleacrafts.com

Day 2 - July 10

Day 3 - July 11



Saturday, June 23, 2018

Stamping For Famlies Blog Hop



I am happy to be here today joined by several of my dear friends as we show our support for Immagrant Family Re-unification. This isn’t a political post, just basic human compassion. I cannot imagine the courage it must take to leave your country behind in search of a better life, and safe place for your children. These families are being ripped apart and it breaks my heart. So, myself and several of my favorite people are hopping today. No, we aren’t going to change the world, but it only takes one person to make a difference. Families belong together. 

Today I created a set of cards using one of my all time favorite, and long retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets “Sweetie Pie”. I had so much fun coloring those little cuties. They represent all of the people across the world. 💗


The inside of each card is stamped with this sentiment: 

Kindness changes everything. 


And it does! Thank you for stopping by, and be sure to visit my friends that are hopping along with the Stamping For Families Blog Hop!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Stamping For Autism




Hello! I am thrilled to be here today as a guest blogger for Tami White because Autism Awareness is something very near and dear to my heart. My son Cameron has autism.


    Cam is a happy kid. We don't focus on the more challenging aspects of his life, instead we celebrate the things he does well. Cam loves all things Disney, Dr Seuss, and he is always listening to music, believe it or not one of his current faves is a song by Pink Floyd! 
By now, we all know someone with autism, or perhaps even a family member. If I could leave you with one word that we need so much more of, it would be compassion. We've all seen the parent struggling in a store, at school, walking across a parking lot. If you can, take a moment to silently, or verbally offer a word or look of encouragement. If you are able to lend a hand to a care taker in need that is even better. One small gesture of kindness could make all the difference in the world. 


I am excited to share the card I created for today's blog hop!



   To create my card I used the Stampin' Up! stamp and die set Sunshine and Rainbows. I am so sad this set is retiring, so if you don't have it, and you want it you better hurry and grab it! I created the "fluffy cloud" background using a sponge dauber, and Tempting Turquoise ink. I die cut my cloud stencil using the cloud landscape dies from Rainbow Builder framlits. I lightly tapped just above the outline of the clouds to give it a soft look. It was very easy! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Stamping For Autism Blog Hop!

Supplies:
Stamps: Sunshine and Rainbows; Ink: Tempting Turquoise; Card stock: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White; Dies:  Rainbow Builder framelits; Tools: Sponge daubers 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2018 Stamping For Autism Awareness Winner Announcement





   Thank you to EVERYONE that left a comment, and thank you to ALL of you that shared your autism stories. I can't begin to tell you how much it meant to all of us. Your stories and comments uplifted me, and so many that took part in the Stamping For Autism Awareness Blog Hop. It was a beautiful day.Thank you again to all of our fabulous sponsors! I am going to keep the list of Stamping For Autism Awareness Sponsors on my sidebar. It's important to me, as an autism Mom, to shop at the places that support autism awareness. I hope you will do the same.

     All winners please email me at alwaysctr@yahoo.com,  and I will forward your email address to the sponsors whose prize you won. Thanks!

   And without further adieu, the winners:


1.) Altenew - $30 Gift Certificate - Pam Sparks



2.) Avery Elle -$30 Gift Certificate - Jennifer Sikes










3.) Brutus Monroe - $25 Gift Certificate - Kathy Long






5.) Chibitronics - $30 Chibitronics kit - Andrea Hastilow
6.) Craftin Desert Divas- $25 Gift Certificate - Maura R
7.) Ellen Hutson - $30 Gift Certificate - Deepti Aggarwal
8.) Heffy Doodle - $35 Gift Certificate - Kristie Maynard


9.) Hero Arts - $25 Gift Certificate - Debbie Rumpza
10.) Honey Bee Stamps - $30 Gift Certificate - Cynthia Cole
11.) Jennifer McGuire Ink - $100 SimonSaysStamp Gift Certificate - Anna Tracy
12.) Lawn Fawn - $25 Gift Certificate - Ana Korban
13.) Lil’ Inker Designs - $35 Gift Certificate - mss dee dee

14.) My Favorite Things - $25 Gift Certificate - Beth Williams

15.) Newton's Nook Designs - $25 Gift Certificate - Momcat

16.) Pink and Main - $25 Gift Certificate - Brandy R

17.) Pretty Pink Posh - $30 Gift Certificate - Kari V

18.) Reverse Confetti - $25 Gift Certificate - Beverly Perdue


19.) Right at Home - $20 Gift Certificate - Stampingbowd - I would rather be stamping

Sandy Allnock - Sponsor - 3 slots online class

20.) Sarah Biswabic
21.) Becky Green
22.) Victoria Banaszak


Stampendous - 3 - Everyday Chicks Stamp and die set - (Prize available to USA residents only)
23.) Sophie F
24.) Kim Salito
25.) Betty J

Stampin’ Up - Stamp With Tami - 2 SU Sunshine and Rainbow stamp and die bundles
26.) Liz Gessner McAllister
27.) Britney Ritchey




Studio Katia - 2 -$25 gift certificates

28.) Memurz

29.) Kathy Dumpert

30.) SugarPea Designs - $25 Gift Certificate - Teresa Doyle

31.) Sunny Studio Stamps - $25 Gift Certificate - Michele K Henderson

32.) Taylored Expressions - $25 Gift Certificate - Aurora Loaiza - ALO

33.) Technique Tuesday - (Love You To Pieces stamp and die set) $25 value - Pennie Glasser




34.) The Greeting Farm - $30 Gift Certificate - Arianna Barbara

35.) The Ton - 1 stamp set of your choice - Angela Bode

36.) Top Flight Stamps - $20 Gift Certificate - Carol Martin

37.) The Stamp Market - $25 gift certificate - Kelly Motz

Waffle Flower Crafts - 2 - $25 Gift Certificates -

38.) Nicole Diedrichs

39.)Sharon White



39.) Your Next Stamp - $25 Gift Certificate - Nisha - Nisha's Crafty Crafts



     All winners please email me at alwaysctr@yahoo.com,  with the prize/company in the subject line. and I will forward your email address to the sponsors. Thanks so much and congratulations! Have a wonderful week!