Round Two of HUGE Prizes for Card Drive for Kate and Eric!

I am back with more prizes for some Card Drive participants!  I am SO very thankful for the many people who sent cards.  Thank you. :)

Will be back tomorrow to share some projects.

PRIZE 31 winner is Caroline Sterling: Gift Certificate donated by Heather Melzer 


PRIZE 32 winner is Beatriz Jennings: Two Cuttlebug Embossing folders, donated by Cathi Thorpe.

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PRIZE 33 winner is Vicki Muszynski: TONS of stamps from Hero Arts

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PRIZE 34 winner is Hannah Means: Complete set of Doodle Cutz donated by Heather Mills of A Scrappy Design Etsy store. 
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PRIZES 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44: TEN prize donated by A Million Little Things!


     Prize 35 winner is Nancy Rodeberg: One pack of 60 sheets of AC Tropical's Textured Cardstock
     Prize 36 winner is Laura Onosato: One set of 60 sheets of Earth Tones AC Cardstock
     Prize 37 winner is Jung Ahsang: My Minds Eye Signature Christmas Paper Pad
     Prize 38 winner is Tricia Dee: My Minds Eye Entire Collection of Ooh La la Paper
     Prize 39 winner is Candyce Bright: Ki Memories Little One Collection
     Prize 40 winner is Angela Kohn: Ki Memories Party Line Collection
     Prize 41 winner is Girl Scout Troop 224: 5 Multipacks of AC Pens
     Prize 42 winner is Susan Brochu: One assortment of AC Craft Fair Papers with 3 sets of HAUTE ribbons
     Prize 43 winner is Laura Fulcher: Basic Grey June Bug Paper pad, woolies and take notes
     Prize 44 winner is Denise Young: One Making Memories Great Escape 8×8 specialty paper pack with note pads & journal cards

PRIZE 45 winner is Brooke King: 3 Digital Kits and 5 Hero Arts stamps donated by Two Peas in a Bucket

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PRIZE 46 winner is Suzana Napret: Two handmade felt owl keychains, made and donated by Alice WertzAdorable!


PRIZE 47 winner is Fiorella Corini: A handmade album made and donated by Tim Holtz.  


PRIZE 48 winner is Kristy Riggs: Tim Holtz goodies donated by Tim Holtz. 

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PRIZE 49 winner is Leslie Hansen: Two stamp sets donated by Ellen Hutson.  Includes a 

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PRIZE 50 winner is Melissa Russo: Stamping Kit of your Choice donated by Gina Krupsky.  

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PRIZE 51 winner is First Luteran Church: 10 packs of Memory Box notecards donated by Memory Box… a $70 value.


PRIZE 52 winner is The Brewer Family: Splitcoaststampers mug and a one-year Fan Club subscription.  

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PRIZE 53 winner is Shawn Wenrich: Splitcoaststampers mug and a one-year Fan Club subscription.  

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PRIZE 54 winner is Parri Jarrett: Splitcoaststampers mug and a one-year Fan Club subscription.

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PRIZE 55 winner is Elisa Ingram: FOUR book from and donated by Creating Keepsakes!  

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PRIZE 56 winner is Terri Trotter Earley: Handmade baby bib made by and donated by Susan WeinrothAdorable!

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PRIZE 57 winner is Kati Brooke: THREE border punches donated by Fiskars. 

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PRIZE 58 winner is Marsha Alberty: THREE border punches donated by Fiskars.

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PRIZE 60 winner is Lori Peuterbaugh: THREE border punches donated by Fiskars. 

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First Card Drive Prize Winners!


Jana, Kristina and I are announcing the first 30 winners today from our last Card Drive91 PRIZES!  Can you believe it?!  And, the good news is that I plan to announce the new drive before Thanksgiving, so there will be more prizes to have.

This is a long post, please bear with me.  Just wanted everyone to take another look at the great companies who donated such great things! 

Winners: We will contact the winners via email. If you won something you would like to pass on to someone else, you can email us.  Please note that we have LOTS to ship out, so prizes may take a few weeks to arrive.  We will post the next 30 winners in a few days.  Wanna spread out the goodness. :)

PRIZE 1 winner is Lisa Nichols:  The New Xyron Creatopia donated by Xyron.  $149 value!

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PRIZE 2 winner is Katy Bastow:  Goodies from Heather Ruwe from Scrapbook Bakery.


PRIZE 3 winner is Dana Davis: Lesley Grainger Design Digital Kit from 2peas.  Donated by Lesley Grainger. 

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PRIZE 4 winner is Alecia Bowers: Gift from Benjamin Twiggs donated by Julie Millen.  

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PRIZE 5 winner is Emiko Nakaki: Handmade Buttons from Tessa Ann.  

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PRIZE 6 winner is Karen Nuce (11th Grade Girls): Goodies donated by Cosmo Cricket


PRIZE 7 winner is Candy Groh: Product from Studio Calico.  

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PRIZE 8 winner is Cheryl Ting: Product from Studio Calico 

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PRIZE 9 from Alyssa Scritchfield: Product from Studio Calico 

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PRIZE 10 winner is Crystal Mahan: Product from Studio Calico 

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PRIZE 11 winner is Rita Beck: Trimmer from Creative Memories



PRIZE 12 winner is Gretchen Schmidt: Two Digital Products from Ali Edwards 

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PRIZE 13 winner is Jen Barkdull: Two adorable placemats from Jill McDonald 

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PRIZE 14 winner is Allison Tilghman: A subscription to CARDS magazine


PRIZE 15 winner is Jennifer Ingle: A subscription to SCRAPBOOK TRENDS magazine 


PRIZE 16 winner is Carolyn Bishop: The newest Selah CD.


PRIZE 17 winner is Karen Donaldson: One Close to My Heart My Acrylix Stamp Set donated by Lya Lin.


PRIZE 18 winner is Angie Hall: One Sampler Set from Lya Lin of BlueBellies. 


PRIZE 19 winner is Judy Marino: Deluxe Chalk Ink set donated by Pebbles Ink 

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PRIZE 20 winner is Sandi Neumann: April Papercrafting Kit (HERE) donated by Jenni Bowlin 

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PRIZE 21 winner is Laura O'Donnell: TWO Digital Kits donated by Crystal Wilkerson 


PRIZE 22 winner is Julie Steed: THREE Maya Road Stamp Sets donated by Maya Road These stamps come in cute tins.  Value is $45!

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PRIZE 23 winner is Katrina Hansen: A gorgeous Christian art piece from Studio JRU donated by Jennifer Ueckert

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PRIZE 24 winner is Jenn Fontaine: Handmade buttons donated by Jane.  


PRIZE 25 winner is Janice Daquila-Pardo: Dave Ramsey prize pack, donated by Dave Ramsey!  

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PRIZE 26 winner is Pai Meng: Sticky Back Canvas donated by Claudine Hellmuth.  

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PRIZE 27 winner is Trinh Arrieta: Paper and Pixels Book donated by May Flaum.  


PRIZE 28 winner is Karrington Neumann: A SET of American Crafts 12×12 cardstock donated by American Crafts



PRIZE 29 winner is Erica Michel: Scrapbook Secrets Book donated by Kimber McGray

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PRIZE 30 winner is Sue Berker:  A little pinky birdhouse kit donated by Aimee


More winners soon!

Giving Thanks Blog Hop

I am so happy to be part of the Giving Thanks Blog Hop going on with some great friends of mine in the industry.  (A big thanks to Stephanie for setting this up!)  Throughout the week, you will be able to follow this hop around to see some celebrations of gratitude and creativity.  (Everyone may not post each day but you can be sure there will be things happening still.)

I thought I would share this week some things I am thankful for.  (And try not to get to cheesy while doing so – ha.)  Tonight, I am so grateful for all you crafters who sent in amazing cards for Kate and Eric.  It is simply wonderful – I wish you could all see the piles of cards we have gotten.  And, as a thank you, be sure to come back tomorrow.  We will be announcing some of the winners of the big prizes we offered!  So excited.

In the meantime, be sure to check out these great blogs.  They will make you smile…

Debbie Hodge
Kelly Purkey
Lisa Dickinson
May Flaum
Patti Milazzo
Stacey Kingman
Stephenie Hamen
Margot Potter
Lain Ehmann
Margie Romney-Aslett
Rhonna Farrer
Wendy Smedley
Jodie McNally
Liz Hicks
Becky Novacek
Elizabeth Kartchner http:

More for this blog hop soon. I am off to bed.  Night!


So sorry I disappeared there for several days.  I was out at Hero Arts out in California and I just adore being there.  The team is so passionate, loyal, FUN, kind, generous, loving and brilliant.  I enjoy those moments with them, so I never really got out my computer to post. I am not just saying this so you all think Hero Arts is as wonderful as I do.  I just am telling you this because I always like to hear of good companies out there.  Makes me feel better about the world, ya know? 

Anyway… I have a giveaway for a lucky winner.  I have been trying lots of adhesives to find one to replace my discontinued kokuyo adhesive.  (By the way, I hear someone supposedly is buying the line, but not sure if that is true.)  I found one I think is good – the Tombow Permanent Adhesive Dots Dispenser.  So I thought i would give one away here, along with my absolute favorite foam adhesive – the EK Success 3-D Dots White Adhesive Foam Squares.  They come in 1/16" and 1/8" thick – I use both.  LOVE them.  Anyway, here is what the winner is getting…


And the lucky winner is… CraftyGirlfromMG!  I will email you.  (By the way, I am now giving away stuff randomly to someone who left a comment on the post from the day before.  Love the unexpected gifts. :)

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Supplies: Click HERE.

I am going catch up with life-online.  If you have anything worth sharing, let me know. 

Oh, and am I the only one who JUST realized that Thanksgiving is next week?  Oh my. 


Random, once again…

Hey there!  I am off to Hero Arts tomorrow in California.  I look forward to spending time with some of my favorite people.  Have to still pack, but I first wanted to share a few things…

We are going to announce the Card Drive winners soon.  Be sure to check the list of names HERE to make sure yours is listed if you sent cards.  If you are missing, please email us and let us know.

Also, see Jana's post about Kate's Crazy Christmas.  It is a great way to get involved and make some kids smile.

And pray for Kate.  Turns out – while many of us were enjoying a gorgeous Saturday – Kate was rushed to the hospital with a fever.  Hope she is ok.

Here are some things that I have found recently… or that some of you great commenters have shared with me…

  • You MUST watch THIS.  It is Kate dancing.  LOVE it.
  • Ms. Mary is brilliant, I tell ya.  Check THIS out.
  • Bermuda photos HERE.
  • Inky blog HERE.
  • I love Lucy.  I really do.  HERE is a good example of why.
  • There are some great Thanksgiving setting ideas HERE.
  • I love how Jenn's projects always look so warm… like this one HERE.
  • If you haven't been watching The Good Wife.  HERE is a good reason to start now.  Yum.


Video Links

While in classes last week, I promised I would link to my alcohol ink videos.  Thought I would pop in quick to do that.  I will be back more tomorrow with more things to share… going to work on the next Card Drive info tonight.  (By the way – Jana posted the almost-final list of cards we got HERE.  Prizes will be announced soon!)

These videos show fun things to do with alcohol inks.  There are SO many cool things they can be used for – these were just a few techniques I did for my 2peas class this summer, Thinking Inking. 

This first two show the basics, including creating stripes…

This one shows use the alcohol inks on clear embellishments…

And this shows using them with embellishments, such as flowers, buttons and rub-ons.  (This is my fave.)

Anyone else have fun using alcohol inks?

See you tomorrow!