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. Our tradition for New Year’s Eve is an early movie and dinner and then home to watch the ball drop in New York.

  2. New Year’s Eve was a wonderful time with my three sisters and their families. My step-mom and Dad were there also. Oh yeah, my famly was also there as their Christmas present to me. My boys, 25 and 28, were able to take some time and travel with me 10 hours to Martinsville, VA.

  3. well, our New Years was uneventful. All we did was go to bed early. Im too tired after the days with my lovely 4 kids to stay up anymore. Poor DH!
    L Shreve

  4. We visited my family out in Indiana. We drove all the way from Virginia — quite a haul. It was my Brother’s 16th birthday, there were many people, snacks, and fireworks (my Bro’s tradition).

    Happy New Year!

  5. I think your shoe gift is adorable! It’s probably something she wouldn’t buy, so it’s fun to receive a gift like that.

    I stayed up with my two boys and nephew playing games (mostly Apples to Apples) as they wanted to stay up til the “new year”. Ü

  6. We invited friends and family over. We had tons of finger foods and munchies. We all took turns singing with my sons Rock Band, watched some of the Three Stooges Marathon, then watched the ball drop with Ryan Seacrest…Was a fun night!

    Adorable little girly shoes..so sweet. Love the box and card too..
    Happy New Year!

  7. We live on the west coast and with 3 children we usually ring in the New Year’s at NYC time. At 9:00pm we celebrated along with everyone in Times Square with 7 Up and apple juice. We had lots of hugs all around. Perfect!

  8. Love your baby gift…you’re starting her off just right with plenty of shoes!

    My husband and I have always wanted to see the first season of “Lost” but had never had time. On New Year’s Eve we made dinner together and then watched the first two episodes (they were EXCELLENT). By then it was almost midnight and we celebrated together. We’ve been married for almost 30 years and still enjoy each other’s company tremendously.

    Happy New Year…hope it’s deliriously joyful and fulfilling!

  9. Happy New Year everyone! Me, my husband and my 13 year old son spent the evening at the first annual ball drop in downtown Sacramento. It was the west coast version of Times Square! We had a blast, and it was a great way to start off what I know will be a fantastic New Year!

  10. Happy New Year to the McGuires!
    Spent New Year’s Eve with my family having a great meal, watching ESPN and a movie and ringing in the New Year at 9:00pm!! Let’s hear it for 2009!

  11. That shoe gift is one of the best EVER for a baby. In my bible study are several women expecting and I hope you don’t mind, but I am going to borrow your idea! Hope you are enjoying your holidays.

  12. Impractical or not, that is a cute gift! I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love it. I still oh and ah over baby shoes and my baby turned 18 on New Years eve. So that is what we did. We went out to eat, then home and watched Mama Mia, then quietly ushered in the new year together as a family. I can only hope this won’t be the last one we can celebrate together as my children move out into the world.

    thanks for sharing

  13. Jennifer,
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    We stayed home and played board games and snacked on popcorn. Good family fun.

  14. I am a nurse by trade and so I was working this New Years Eve. It was fairly quiet which is good! Had to work New Years Day night too so I am now enjoying my first few days of the year.

    Happy New Year Jennifer!

  15. What cute packaging!

    Since our sons are grown & off doing their own things – my hubby & I went to the local mexican restaurant for an early dinner then went home & watched TV. I actually fell asleep before 11! What a party pooper am I….

    Hope you and your family have a blessed new year.

  16. What cute packaging!

    Since our sons are grown & off doing their own things – my hubby & I went to the local mexican restaurant for an early dinner then went home & watched TV. I actually fell asleep before 11! What a party pooper am I….

    Hope you and your family have a blessed new year.

  17. My Hubbie, son and I stayed home for new year, and watched Elton John’s concert on the TV, the funny thing is as I was watching him play, I was thinking about cards that I could make based on the designs on the jacket he was wearing (so tim holtz like 🙂 )

  18. My husband & I went to our daughter’s in Houston. We ate some delicious food, played w/ our grandkids, & later, watched a movie together (w/o the kids). A fun time was had by all!

  19. Put the kids to bed, hubby went off to play on his computer, and I watched a “chick flick” on Lifetime or similar network. Made it to about 11:45 then woke up about 12:15. Woohoo!

  20. I didn’t do anything too exciting on New Year’s Eve, just stayed home with the kids and watched a movie.

  21. We went down the street to our neighbours and ended up staying there until 4am. Our street is like a year old and we have had several fun get togethers, its really good.
    I love those shoes, they are so cute, Colin has good taste.
    Happy New Year to you and all your family.

  22. Jennifer

    My sister came in town and we had a small family New Years Eve party. Great for making memories. We also did the indoor party poppers.

    Love the cards and boxes you made. They are so cute too!

    Sandi N.

  23. We spent New Year’s Eve at church worshiping to some awesome Praise + Worship and watched a fun and insightful drama put on by several members of the church. Afterward, we put our two boys to bed and my hubby and I rang in the New Year snuggling and watching the ball drop on TV. Thanks for another great giveaway Jennifer, Happy New Year!

  24. Happy New Year!
    For Russians it is the biggest holiday of the year. We usually plan celebration while before New Year’s Eve and have menu discussed many times. We cook traditional russian version of potato salad and we say good bye to current year around 10pm. We had big family gathering in our house with lot of food, champaine, chocolate. Kids, my boys 7 and 9, stayed up untill mid-night and watched Time Square in New York. I was tired cooking, cleaning, orginising, but it was fun for all and it was worth it.
    May New 2009 be healthy and happy!
    Thank you, Olga

  25. We went to our church for a fun party with the monthly scrapbook girls and their families. My husband had a blast playing PS3 while I made cards and the kids ran around playing with their friends. It was great! Have a happy day.

  26. Dinner out with my hubby…great meal, great conversation and then home. We watch the east coast celebrate and then went to bed.
    Some day we will go to NY and watch that ball live!

    happy new year all!

  27. Went to my Aunt and Uncle’s house to ring in the new year. Had a blast playing cards and then we toasted the New Year with sparkling cider.

  28. A bunch of church families gathered at a friends house and played Bunco as couples, (I think the husbands had more fun with the stickers than the women!) then a Darts tournament. The kids all played upstairs in the bonus room. So much fun!

    Happy New Year!
    =) Diane

  29. Happy New Year!!!
    The most lovely thing we did on New Year’s Eve was the kids version of it. At eight o’clock we counted down with a bunch of kids in the neighbourhood. And after that there was some children’s fireworks. My son loved it… and we too.
    Bye, Diane

  30. Hi Jennifer,
    We celebrated with two other families by building our own pizzas, playing games and having a sleepover! The kids and parents had a ball. Happy New Year!

  31. Hello and happy new year to you! Our New Year’s Eve was a quiet one — just my husband and me. We waited to watch the ball drop from New York — and missed it! One minute they said they’d be back after the news to show it and when they got back it was already over! On new year’s day we watched USC skunk PA in the Rose Bowl!

  32. My daughter and I had a fun dinner at Burger King where she got to run around in their “play room” with a few other kids. Then we found a nice spot on top of a hill to watch the cities firework from our warm car, the ended waiting patiently for the NY City ball to drop, but Taylor fell asleep at 10:15, so I watch it drop while feeling very lucky to have such a wonderful daughter sleeping quitely on my lap.

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