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Total random stuff… and some giveaways, of course.

Hello!

I am a happy camper.  I am snuggling in on the sofa to watch some TV and catch up on email.  And my belly is full and happy after some incredible gnocchi from Maggiano's with my mom tonight.  And a new dress and top from anntaylorloft.com (super sale last weekend – additional 40% off sale prices) sitting on the table by me.  And tomorrow is Friday.  Don't ya love it?! 🙂

So I have some random stuff to share.  Then again, I am pretty much always random – no deep and meaningful stuff here.

I must must must start out by pointing you in the direction of cardmaker that I truly think is one of the absolute best there is: Lisa Carroll.  Her cards are something that most never achiever: elegant.  She has a classic look that is elegant and inviting.  Well, Lisa was featured on Hero Arts blog today.  (You can see it HERE.)  And she is also giving away a fantastic Hero Arts giveaway on her blog HERE.  Be sure to go check it out and look at her cards.  And, to top it off, she is a delightful, warm-hearted, adorably adorable person.  Don't ya love that?  Anyway, here are some of my favorite cards of her's:  HERE and HERE and HERE.

(Warning: changing gears here…)

Before I forget… the winner of the Basic Grey paper pad is Jenny Brannies! I will email ya.

Let's see.. what is next…

Oh!  A share.  Gotta share something, huh?  This is another oldie from last year.  But it shows two things I love: buttons and Autumn Leaves clear stamps…

Buttons
(c) Autumn Leaves

I really like Autumn Leaves clear stamps for one big reason – they have tons of them and a great variety.  They really are the only non-US-made stamps I use.  There are many I just love! 

So… let's gave a pack of Autumn Leaves clear stamps away, shall we?  :)  Just leave a comment on this post by Friday night at 11:59pmEDT telling me your plans for Christmas/holiday cards.  (Do you send any?  Make your own?  Photo card? etc.)  I will pick a random winner of this fabulous Autumn Leaves stamp set…  (It is two sheets of stamps in there… big letters!)

Prize 

Prize2

OK… I have GOT to catch up on email.  Night!


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261 thoughts on “Total random stuff… and some giveaways, of course.”

  1. I am planning on doing the photo cards from Costco again this year. So easy and fun! Now I just have to take a cute photo of my kids!

  2. I am planning on creating our Christmas cards this year, as well as cards for with presents…. I want to create some that have pockets for gift cards or lottery tickets. I am also making grateful cans for the family. I have been reading the book, The Secret, and am really inspired, so everyone is getting a grateful can to write down each night something they are grateful for. I also plan on giving out the book to each family to read and share.

  3. For several years I made lots of cards and kept the design simple enough to mass produce. Last year I only made a few but each one was different and much more detailed and I sent them to select friends and family. I’m going to do that again this year.

  4. I am making my own holiday cards this year, like the last several years. I will also include a family photo in the card. I just like homemade cards better, even if they are more time consuming, thought consuming, energy and money consuming.

  5. I make 50+ Christmas cards each year…I started making my own cards about 14 years ago…with a list of under 15 and now…it is over 50!!! I make 4 to 5 designs of 10 for each design…This year I am using 2 Hero Arts Clear Design sets…I have the paper, the stamps…now I need the time!!! haha!!!

  6. I hope I’m not to late for this wonderful blog candy!
    I always make own cards for my family and friends. This year in red and green.
    So thanks for a chance to win!
    Greetings Regina from Germany

  7. I’ve been making 100 of the same card (!!!) for the last couple years. But this year I am making an assortment so I can just have fun playing with all of my Christmas stamps. AND I’ve cut WAY back on our mailing list — mostly because of cost.

  8. I plan to make the cards this year, I just haven’t finalized the details yet. We also have to take the picture and I have to pick out clothes for the 4 of us. In the past we have just done the Christmas letter on the computer. But this year I am determined to do it handmade. Plus I have bought all the material over the last 2 holiday seasons and need to use it up. LOL I really like tbe buttons on your scrap page.

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