I will be back in the swing of things on my blog soon. Just got back from a family trip to Disney. I have been to Disney many times in my life, but this trip was the most magical yet. Lila is the first of my kids to really get into the characters and magic of being there. I will never forget her eyes when she saw the castle light up for the first time or the sound of her voice when she said, “Mom! It’s magic!” So amazing.
So, again, I will be back to normal posts (and hopefully email) soon.
Just saw these fun things that I thought you might like:
Hello! Just popping in to share a few more things that may be of interest to you.
HELP KIDS WITH DIABETES
My dear friend, Kristina, is working with her daughter to raise money to make kids with diabetes smile. Juvenile diabetes is such a terrible disease (my brother has it, as does Kristina’s young daughter), so I am big on supporting this effort. By donating money, you are eligible for some *HUGE* and awesome crafty prizes, including prizes from Online Card Classes and Simon Says Stamp. Check it out HERE.
NEW CLEARLY BESOTTED & PAPER SMOOCHES
I’ll be honest – I am really struggling lately to find time to be crafty. I am just going through a time where my friends and family need me more than my stamps do. (Although I honestly feel I need my stamps right now!) But these new Clearly Besotted products are on the top of my list to play with.
Yep! I am hoping to bring My Favorite Crafty Things to you again this year. (I have been getting a lot of emails!) Please know that my blog comes second to my family and friends… but I am hoping to bring this series to you soon. Yay! Stay tuned.
Did you know that Simon Says Stamp now sponsors a Flickr group? It’s a wonderful place where you can add your cards or projects using Simon’s very own exclusive brand of stamps, dies and stencils. In their discussion area, you’ll find challenges which are posted every other Friday. Click HERE for a link to the newest one.
There are prizes given away for each of the challenges too. (Some of which have been a $50.00 gift card to their on-line store!) It’s easy to join Flickr and once you’ve created an account, just join the Simon Says Stamp group and you’ll be all set to play in their challenges. You can find more info HERE and HERE. (Oh – and they didn’t ask me to post this. I was just impressed when I went to check it out!)
Hello! A few years ago, I found a seller on Etsy who creates adorable “handmade by” custom stamps. I have several designs from her and wanted to share my newest, along with a discount code and giveaway in case you want one of your own…
Isn’t that the cutest design? I wanted something without my blog address, etc. to use on cards for close family and friends. I thought this was perfect! Karissa at Twig & Linen has many designs I have and love.
And by the way – I found Karissa and contacted her. She didn’t pay me to do this post. I just like her products.
Karissa of Twig & Linen is a sweetie – she is giving my readers 20% off with the code JMINK20. Also, she is currently offering a holiday special in her shop – spend $75 and get a free stamp. You can combine the two sales for a really good deal!
Karissa of Twig & Linen is letting me give away two wood handled stamps. Winners will get to chose their designs! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 10/31/14.
I am working like mad to bring to you lots of videos very soon – - lots of fun things in the works! So while I take time to do that, I wanted to share some fun, random finds with you:
I will confess. For months I was begging on Twitter for a stamp company to come out with succulent stamps. (I *love* succulents.) Turns out Heidi from SSS heard my pleas and got Sandy Allnock to design some succulent stamps and dies. EEK! I am so happy. I will have a video next week (need to find time to edit it!) showing what I did with them. So much fun!! You can find them HERE. (Thank you Heidi and Sandy! Now… I need some GOOD boy sports stamps. Hee.)
Many of you may know that for years, I have had a thing for Matthew Mcconaughey. (I should note that this “thing” has recently been replaced by a “thing” for Scott Foley from Scandal. Nom nom.) You may have seen that Matthew has a line of commercials with Lincoln and they are a bit odd. THIS video with Ellen totally cracks me up. Made me smile… and it may make you smile, too.