Holiday Class Giveaway

Hello! Sorry for disappearing there for a bit. My family kidnapped me for a weekend in the mountains… with no wifi. Eek! But it was wonderful.

Wanted to give a heads up that I am part of a new class over at Ellen Hutson with the wonderful Julie EbersoleChristmas In a Flurry

Here is a bit about the class:

Just in the nick of time for the holiday “procrasti-crafter”: Quick and easy cards, wraps and tag for the holidays, including favorite tips, tools & supplies for easy mass production so you can still enjoy a handmade holiday even at the last minute! There are even a few darling low-cost gift ideas you can quickly create with your paper crafting tools tucked into this class!

Join instructor Julie Ebersole and special guest designers, including me, for this 5-day class of holiday fun! The Christmas In a Flurry Online Class includes shopping discounts, prizes and video instruction with supporting downloadable PDFs. During this interactive course you will be able to ask questions and receive answers in a private forum, as well as upload and share your projects inspired by the  class. Lifetime access ensures that you will be able to enjoy all course content at your own pace, and on your own schedule!

Class runs November 26-30, 2012 (Monday through Friday)

Head over HERE for more info.

Want to win a spot in the class? Just leave a comment here by Wednesday night at 11:9pmEST for your chance! Good Luck.

Be back very soon…

Pleased As Pie… + Giveaway

THIS new stamp set from my adorably wonderful friend Kelly Purkey just makes me smile.

So I made two cards…

Love those stamps! I colored them with my new favorite coloring tool – Inktense watercolor pencils. (I have a video coming soon on these.) I put it all together with a bit of 6×6 patterned paper and a super fun Stitches background stamp from Impression Obsession. Easy peasy.

This next one is for my hubby. Love not-so-serious cards for him…

That background stamp from Impression Obsession gives a great look of texture.

HERE is the great stamp set from Kelly:

And here are the backgrounds I used. I think they look tough-to-use in this black-and-white image, but when it is used as tone-on-tone (as I did above), they become awesome!


I also had a few things for you to check out if you are looking to procrastinate. (Which I am really good at.)…

  • My friend Anita has been creating adorable wreaths. Check them out HERE.
  • Love THIS great print from my dear Kristina.
  • I am so gonna get my girls to watch THIS. (Thanks, Kristina, for this link.)

Also, my friend Kerri Bradford is having a sale on her digital cutting files. (Silhouette goodness!) You can find more HERE. THIS is my favorite set right now.

And! Since Kerri is simply awesome, she said I could do a giveaway…

Just leave a comment here by Friday at 11:59pmEST for your chance to win a $25 spending spree over at Her products are fabulous!

Good luck.

My love affair continues…

I am having a wonderful love affair.

With wafer thin dies. (Don’t tell my stamps. They may get jealous.)

Come on – with a background of tiny star holes like that… what is there not to love?!?

One big die cut all the stars and a tree die cut the window. I then glued die cut tree pieces in the inside – a fun little window card. I handcut the snowbank and used the new Kelly Purkey Joy greeting. Oh – and the background is stamped with the Impression Obsession Textural Dots stamp. Perfect for snow.

I used Hero Arts Metallic Decor gemstones for this. They are flat and shiny – the perfect compromise for blingy holiday cards that need to get through the mail in one piece.

I tell ya, I will be using THIS background star die for lots of things, including birthday, masculine and holiday cards. It is perfectly sized for a card…

By the way, sorry for the short blog break. Needed to catch ahold of life again. Not sure if I was successful, but I tried and that is what counts, right? Oh, and I have a winner of the Distress Markers – Melissa (with “lutheran” in your address)! I emailed you.

See you soon! I have lots to share this week.


Be Right Back…

Taking a mini blog break. Will be back soon. :)

Cool Links + Winners

A few fun things to check out:

Paper Smooches has another great release. I tell ya, I just can’t get enough of their greetings! Here are the newest sets. I know I will be using “you rock” and “i love you this much” a lot…


How about some fun card links?

  • Teri Anderson is a genius. Love THIS card.
  • THESE are the best Halloween costumes ever. I am so making my family do this next year.
  • Gorgeous cad by Kelly Rasmussen HERE.
  • THIS is quite possibly the best holiday card ever.

My friends over at BasicGrey are having a big warehouse sale. And you can get some great goodies at great prices:

We have a winner! The lucky person to get a free spot in Holiday Card Workshop is Beth Mosier.

And it isn’t too late to sign up. We are having a lot of fun!

See you tomorrow.