RAK Giveaway + Winners, Etc.


Life has me a bit occupied right now. College visits. Baseball games. Marathons. (Not me – hubby is doing the Boston Marathon. I prefer naps.) School meetings. Volunteer work. Oh – I have a fun project coming here, too, in a couple months. Something that will make your hearts happy. But in the meantime I wanted to pop in to say hello…

… and do a random-act-of-kindness giveaway!


Since I don’t have a video to share today, I wanted to share a prize with a lucky winner! The kind folks at Simon Says Stamp sent me an extra awesome April 2015 Card Kit – and it could be yours.

For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 4/21/15 telling me a bit of good news. The news can be anything – just something that has made you smile recently. Thank you, Simon! (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


I recently have updated the Winners page here on my blog. There are a couple people who have not responded to my emails: Lori Gustafson and Joana UK. Please email me at the address on the top of my site if that is you!


Just a heads up about some fun going on over at My Favorite Things. They have a week full of shaker card ideas! Click HERE to see them all.

That’s all for now. See you soon.


Noteworthy Links

Hi! Just stopping in to share a couple fun links with you.


My friends Amy and Jamie of Amy Tangerine are doing a fun crafty video series called Design On Time. In each episode, a guest challenges them to use three specific things on a crafty project… and both Amy and Jamie have to complete it in 15 minutes. Love it!

I was this week’s guest and I challenged Amy and Jamie to use stamps (of course!), bling, and a sewing machine. You can watch the video HERE. They came up with great projects! And be sure to watch until the end for an appearance from Amy’s adorable boy. (Jack happens to be Lila’s future husband. I mean – come on! – they would be so cute together! Don’t you agree?!)

Be sure to subscribe to the Amy Tangerine YouTube channel to see more great videos. Such good people, too.


My Favorite Things just released some new products and there are a lot of good ones. Normally I would do a Product Release Close-Up video… but I am short on time thanks to school events and college visits for our junior. Regardless, I wanted to give you a heads up that you can see all the new products HERE. Below are a few of my favorites. That gnome set is awesome!

That’s it for today. I will be back soon with a video. Enjoy!

You Must Check Out… + GIVEAWAY

Hi! Today I wanted to give a shout out to some of my friends in the industry. There are lots of folks doing lots of awesome, inspiring things… and I wanted to make sure you don’t miss them. I am so proud of these great people.


My talented and fabulous friend, Kathy Racoosin, is in the middle of hosting a 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

The idea? Do a bit of coloring every day for 30 days. It can be a big project… a happy card… or a doodle on a napkin. Anything. It is amazing to see on Instagram (#thedailymarker30day) the number of people playing along! There are prizes and videos and lots of eye candy. For more info, head HERE.


Scrapbook & Cards Today is a seasonally inspired print magazine dedicated to scrapbooking, card making and papercrafting. Showcasing the latest techniques and products with interesting and easy-to-follow ideas and instructions you can subscribe to the beautiful print version HERE (click the “subscribe” tab – a very low price) or you can download it for free! Scrapbook & Cards Today can also be found on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

I am so very proud to be a Contributing Designer… but even more proud of the amazing work done by two of my friends on this issue. Megan Hoeppner is the Editor and Cathy Zielske is the Art Director. Both are wonderful people and put together a fabulous issue. And a big thanks to the publisher, Catherine Tachdjian. Proud of you all!

Isn’t the issue gorgeous? I have three cards in the and a link to a how-to video…

Head over HERE to see the newest issue and learn more.


My dear friend Kerri Bradford has been keeping me inspired for years… offering great downloads. So I was really excited when she announced she is now creating stamps! Kerri will be releasing new stamps each month. You can find more info HERE. I can’t wait to use them!


So Kerri Bradford said I could give away one of her stamp sets away to a lucky winner! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 3/25/17 telling me someone who has made YOU proud lately. (After all, couldn’t his world use a little more kindness?) Good luck! (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)

See you soon with a video!

Happy Shopping Sale

I have a bunch of 8 and 9 year old boys over for a play date. Oh my is it loud! :) But I wanted to take a minute to let you know of a great crafty sale.

For 2/15/15 and 2/16/15 only, get 15% off at Ellen Hutson with code “prettypenny” HERE.

Here are a few of the things that caught my eye:

Off to go hang out with the kids. See you tomorrow!

New Product Alert + GIVEAWAY


I just wanted to pop in to give you the heads up on some new products that are available. (And give one away!) So many good ones – oh my! I had promised many of you that I would let you know when they were available. You will be seeing a lot of these in upcoming videos.

You can head HERE to see the newest from WPlus9, Clearly Besotted, Pretty Pink Posh, Winnie & Walter, Paper Smooches, Tim Holtz and more. My Favorite Things also has there newest release HERE. Here are some of my faves:

So I ordered an extra of the Wplus9 Unforgettable Stamp Set to send it to someone to enjoy! For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 2/10/15. Good luck!

See you soon with a video.


20% Off + Winners

While I take some time to figure out why my voice-overs aren’t working in my movie-making software (ack!), I thought I would pop in to share some things…

20% OFF

Just wanted to let you know that the kind folks over at Butterfly Reflections (an online stamp store) are having 20% off today only! Just go HERE and use the code “SNOWDAY20″. Although their store is newer/smaller, they have a lot of the best new products to chose from. The owner is sweet, too!


Just wanted to announce a few winners. The winners of the Clean and Simple 4 class spots are Sandy S, Sue Feren and Benessi. The lucky one who gets the Neat and Tangled stamps is Carol Doggett. I have emailed you all. (Remember – winners will be posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. If you won a prize and have not received, please email me!)

By the way, if you wanted to see a few more sneak peeks from class, here they are…

Be back soon!