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A giveaway and a match made in heaven…

Hey there, stampers.

My friend, Tim, gave me a great idea.  (Once and awhile he has a good idea, huh?  Ha – just kidding. :)  Anyway, I saw that he randomly gave a prize to someone who had left him a comment – without warning.  Love that idea, so I am totally copying.  (Thanks, Tim!)  This may be the new way I give away goodies – just randomly pick a name from any post.  (So, yes, leaving comments is a good thing to do… it lets me know you are out there!)  I picked someone who left a comment a few days ago to win these chipboard goodies from K&Company…

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And the winner is Dawn T who left a comment on 11/4. I will email you to get your address.

Next, I wanted to share some cards I made a couple months ago at a retreat.  These were such fun to make because they use two of my favorite stamp companies – Papertrey Ink and Hero Arts – a match made in heaven.  I really like that both of these companies sell made-in-the-USA stamps – the quality results in crisp stamped images.  THIS set from Papertrey is my favorite… it is designed to add buttons to.  Instead, I used little punched circles and shapes of Hero Arts stamped goodness.  (I mostly used THIS and THIS from Hero.)  I then covered them with Glossy Accents for some shine.  Easy to do!  Here they are.  If you have questions on specific stamps, just let me know.  (ETA – the die cuts I used are from Spellbinders.  Love THESE!)

081109 PTI Hero 1

081109 PTI Hero 3   081109 PTI Hero 6

081109 PTI Hero 7   081109 PTI Hero 8

081109 PTI Hero 4   081109 PTI Hero 5

081109 PTI Hero 9   081109 PTI Hero 2

Supplies: Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink stamps, Hero Arts notecards, Ranger Glossy Accents, Spellbinders dies, Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders, EK Success punches

And a quick note to all you wonderful gals from my classes this weekend… THANK YOU.  I had a blast – such a classy event.  Will link you up with the videos soon.  Hugs!

Night-night, everyone.