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Friday, July 22, 2011


Good morning and welcome to another Fred She Said blog hop! This blog hop starts today and runs through midnight Friday, July 29th EDT. If you got to my blog from Donna's then you are hopping on the right path! If not and you seemed to have lost your way, stop by the Fred She Said blog for the list of participants. The theme for this hop is FAVORITES and Tracey asked us to interperate that as we wish. So, my FAVORITE holiday is the Christmas season and anyone who knows me well KNOWS my favorite season is winter...SNOW, SNOW, SNOW! LOL if I sound like I am out of my gourd, I might be cause our weather has been so horribly hot (heat index 120) that my mind may be fried or dehydrated!! Anyhoo, I chose to cool things down in my mind with the FSS Christmas Cardinal (colored version). I made the white mat with a border punch I had...and no it was not a punch around the page set! Had to do some math to get it to work out but I think it came out pretty even. Once I had my image printed I glitzed it up a bit with some Sakura Stardust Gellyroll pens.  I matted the image with white cardstock cut with the Spellbinders Square nestability and then matted that with red cardstock cut with the Spellbinders Eyelet Squares Nestability. The sentiment was computer generated by myself and cut out with the Spellbinders Ribbon Tab Trio. And all my bling...from the flatback pearls to the Baker's Twine are from Pizzazz Aplenty! The snowflake was cut out using a Cuttlebug die. OK, that you have gotten through all that you MUST be wondering what the prize is and HOW to qualify!! ONE lucky winner will win:

$15 Gift Voucher to Bearly Mine Designs
$15 Prize Package of yummy goodies chosen by Judy from Pizzazz APlenty

$30 Gift Certificate to the Fred She Said Store

The WINNER will be announced Saturday morning July 30th on the Fred She Said Blog AND the FSS Challenge Blog. To ENTER, please leave a comment on each BLOG HOP POST. There will be ONE winner. A random hop post will be chosen and then a comment on that post will be chosen randomly to win. BLOG HOP closes Friday, JULY 29 midnight EDT so please leave your comments by then. Commenting on ALL the hop stops is not necessary to WIN... BUT it definitely increases your chances of winning and spreads some LOVE! Please make sure you leave your name in your comment! NOTE: some DT's moderate their comments for evil spam so please be patient if you don't see your comment right away.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my creation and enjoy the hop! Please hop along to Debbie's blog and see what she has in store for you! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some LOVE! Have a great day!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

STAMP TV Challenge

Well today I decided to join in the fun over at STAMP TV...there is a CAS sketch challenge that ends Sunday night so I thought I might try it out. For my card I used all Gina K paper and stamps. The stamps I used are from the Spring Mix set. I stamped the butterflies on the background layer using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink. The flower is heat embossed onto the card stock and the white sentiment layer is pop dotted for dimension. I used some Chocolate Chip flat back pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty for my corner embellishment. This was a fun card to create and got me back to doing some stamping which I have not done in a while. Well, not much on my agenda for the rest of the day...maybe some playing and visiting are in order. Thanks for stopping in to see what I have been up to and please do come by again! Have a blessed day!