Happy New Year! We need a giveaway…

Happy New Year, my fellow stampers!  I hope you all have a blessed year.

A few things I wanted to tell ya about.

If you are in the Cincinnati area, you gotta go to Stamp Your Art Out on Saturday between 10-5.  Connie is having a Hero Arts handmade card sale.  When Hero moved, they found TONS of handmade samples that were no longer needed.  Sweet Carol (from Stampers Corner in CA) boxed them up and sent them to me.  MANY went to the Cards for Heroes.  But there were so many that we have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds to sell.  Stamp Your Art Out will have them on sale for 50 cents each.  ALL the money will go to cover the costs of shipping cards to heroes and others who need them.  So it all goes to a good cause!  (And, I am launching and new card drive soon…)  So be sure to stop by.  There are some amazing ones.  I also added tons of my own to the stash to sell.

Also, Connie from Stamp Your Art Out is collecting Peeps to send to heroes overseas.  Fun, huh?  Be sure to drop them off to her soon.  Thanks, Connie, for always doing so much good.  You have one of the most generous hearts I know.

Oh, and Connie has LOTS of the new Hero Arts.  🙂

Next, how about a quick share. This was a baby gift I put together for the gal down the street.  It is the most impractical gift ever.  Ha!  But Colin saw these baby girl shoes at Target and thought Avaley would like them.  I couldn't argue!  So I made a box for them, along with a note that said "a girl can never have too many shoes."  I tied it with some soft ribbon and added a K&Co die cut butterfly with Hero Arts gems.  I put the same on an embossed card and it was ready to go!

Baby Gift

Baby Gift 2

Baby Gift 1

K&Co Butterflies – these are incredible!
Hero Arts Pale Pink Gems
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing

And, in celebration of a new year, how about a giveaway?  Just leave a comment here by Saturday night at 11:59pmEDT telling me what you did for New Years Eve.  If I randomly pick you, you will be the lucky winner of these fun American Crafts rub-ons (my FAVE brand and a generous company)…


Have a great night.  See you tomorrow!

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499 thoughts on “Happy New Year! We need a giveaway…”

  1. Ummm well we were fast asleep at 12! We don’t tend to see in the New Year but we do start the morning with a kiss and a huggle… with Finn our cat!

  2. I spent the evening with my girlfriends from college. We had a blast! We just got done watching Sex and the City the movie. Reminds us of ourselves.

  3. Spent the nite w/my girls till thier dad got home from work. Perfect timing to bring in the New Year. My neice & her bf spent it w/us too. We all snacked on some goodies & played the Wii!

  4. I stayed around the house and watched lifetime movies. Then at midnight changed over to watch the ball drop and toast in the new year with my family. safe and sound without the drunks.

  5. I stayed home with my family… we made a nice dinner, watched movies, toasted marshmallows in the fireplace… our 6 yr. old didn’t make it until midnight, but our 10 yr. old did~we popped party poppers and decorated our Christmas tree a bit more with the colorful little paper tendrils!

  6. For New Year’s Eve, my dad took us to a hotel where we were at a lounge listening to music, having some drinks, doing some dancing, and of course, having a countdown to 2009. Happy New Year!

  7. Pretty uneventful New Year’s Eve. My guy was working as a security guard and I was (sort of) snowed in. So I watched a Marathon on the Food Network! Then we chatted on the phone at midnight…it was a quiet relaxed New Year’s Eve. My favorite kind.

  8. Happy New Year! I hosted a wonderful GAMES NIGHT at my house with family, friends, lots of food, and lots of laughter. Scattergories took most of the night with a new card games and my favorite, PICTIONARY! Have a great 2009!

  9. My husband and I plus our 2 boys and their sleepover friend toasted in the new year with diet pepsi in champagne glasses. (I know wild and crazy)

  10. We had a wonderful family dinner and then played games with our college kids and their boyfriend and girlfriend. At midnight we watched the ball drop and toasted the new year (with sparkling cider). I love your baby gift idea – it is just too cute! Thanks for the great giveaway, and have a happy new year!

  11. I actually organized all my ribbons and embellishments while my husband played his new video game. And I made it to midnight which I don’t think I did last year (it was also my birthday). Happy New Year!

  12. My family had dinner with friends at our house and celebrated our dog’s 4th BD. He thought the celebration was just for him! Thanks for the chance to win Blog candy! Happy New Year to all.

  13. we stayed in our pj’s all day (mom, dad and 2 kids)played putt-putt on Wii, then had a nice dinner and just relaxed and enjoyed being together. happy new year.

  14. Happy New Year, Jennifer. My family and I had a wonderfulNew Year’s Eve. A friend of a friend invited us to her party when she heard we had no plans this year. We felt very blessed to be invited.

  15. We went ice skating w/ some friends and then put the kids to bed and had a New Years celebrations alone w/ the hubby! It was pretty simple! Would love the chance to win some AC rub-ons—love ’em! Thanks in advance!!!

  16. Love the shoes! I was so glad to have a granddaughter to buy shoes for and thankfully, she is a girly girl and loves shoes and clothes!
    We spent NYE with our 8 yr. old grandson. We first went to the local Chick-fil-a for their version of the ball drop, called the “nugget drop”, but didn’t stay too long, windchill in the single digits! Then home for some fireworks and then hot chocolate and New Years Rockin’ Eve. He also looked through some of his albums and said, ” I love memories”! And, that folks is why I scrapbook!

  17. Our boys and I played a few rounds of Sorry! and Go Fish!. Went to bed snuggling my 7 year old and woke up to guns going off to ring in the new year (we’re in the sticks!) Happy New Year Sweet Jennifer!

  18. I am a party girl!!!!! I put my kids to bed around 10pm and then DH & I played the Wii for an hour or so. I got right for bed and DH said, ‘Happy New Year Babe!” and I replied, “IT’S THAT LATE????” We are never up that late!

  19. We stayed home with our son, and my parents and nephew came over and we played Wii. I was the only 1 to make it till midnight!

  20. My family and I left Maine at 5:00AM to make the drive to NJ to visit my inlaws for New Years. My sweet husband did most of the driving, in snow from New Hampshire all the way to New Jersey. The conditions were not good. However, we made it safely and I stayed up to watch the ball drop with my oldest daughter and my mother-in-law. We wished each other Happy New Year and went to bed by 12:05. It was a long day but well worth being with family.

  21. We were going to go play games with some friends but the hubby got sick so we called it off and i ended up watching the ball drop by my self!

  22. We had a few close friends and had everyone wear their Pj’s, ordered in food and played games till midnight.

  23. We stayed home and had a quiet evening. Watched some of the festivities on TV. Spend some time thinking about what goals i have for the New Year. I have great hope for 2009,

  24. My family and my husband’s brothers and their family all went skiing in the Michigan UP for the New Year’s holiday.

    And BTW, my daughter and I bought the very same shoes at Target for a new baby niece.

    Happy New Year

  25. I work in a hospital lab..so that’s were I was
    on New Year’s Eve..My two girls(9) called me at midnight..to say Happy New Year..they sounded pretty tired…

  26. I stayed home with my 3 grandchildren while my hubby stayed at my other daughters home watching her child so the young people could go and have a great time. This is the first time in 30 years we have been apart on new years eve. Very strange.

  27. those are such cuties!!!! im sure the mom would be so delighted receiving them for her daughter 🙂

    we celebrated our new year with my brother’s inlaws. we get to see almost ALL the fireworks there bec they live in a very high area.

    thanks for the chance of winning those fab rubons!

  28. I had a nice New years eve. The kids went to the Grandparents to spend the night so we went to a nice dinner with friends and then to a private party at a club with dancing and everything!!!

  29. We fondued fruits, rice-crispy treats & oreos in chocolate and played games ’til midnight with our kids – 3 of the 4 made it ’til 12:01! So fun to spend the New Year with kids!! Thanks for the fun & innovative ideas you share – love ’em!

  30. Those baby shoes are just too cute!

    We were supposed to go to two different parties but I had a migraine so we stayed home and watched “It’s a mad, mad world”. I had never seen it before. We went to bed before midnight. A friend called after midnight to wish us a Happy New Year. It was a quiet night, but it’s all good.

    Happy New Year!

  31. Arrived in Fort Collins, Colorado after driving from Cincinnati with two under three (I did stop by Stamp Your Art Out in Cincy where they told me about your blog!). Managed to still celebrate with neighbors and Pictionary and chose to countdown using Eastern Standard Time so we could fall into bed around 10 pm.

  32. Gidday Jennifer, Christmas is always a time for family, so the New Year is always spent with friends. This year we had lots of fun with our friends. We had a seafood feast which was oh so yummy.

    Happy New Year to you.

    Luv Sandie (Australia)

  33. Those shoes are too cute! I can never pass it up when my little guy wants to pick out the gifts!
    We went to look at Christmas lights and was in the bed early on New Years Eve…boring I know..lol

  34. Thanks for the ideas with the baby shoes…I used it for a gift for a shower last night. The mommy to be loved it!

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