Winner – Santa Blog Hop

Hello my friends,

First off, I need to apologize to you all – I’m so very sorry that I totally forgot to post the winner for the Gourmet Rubber Stamps Santa Blog Hop! So let’s not delay congratulating Indy who says:

Indy says:

Oh, how cute! I love your CAS style and the little “bell” ribbon!

Congrats sweetie – you win the Let’s Celebrate stamp set from Gourmet Rubber Stamps that I used on my card. Please contact me by Jan 12, 2013 with your mailing address. Happy Stamping!

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Blog Candy Winner

and the winner for my mystery blog candy from this post is …

Pam Spradlinsays:

I follow you on facebook…pamspradlin…and I shared your post there also. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

 

Congrats girlie!!

Send me your mailing address by Nov 5 and I can get it out to you ASAP.

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Crafter’s Companion Blog Hop Winner

Hello Peeps,

Thank you for celebrating Crafter’s Companion 5th birthday with us! I had a blast looking at all the other cards my teammates made – just amazing eye candy! And seriously, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me such kind comments. Each one made my day!

Here is the winner for Popcorn the Bear – Party Time stamp set that I gave away on my blog! (no, I picked this one – kids were glued to the Ipad this morning..yes, even my 2 yr old)

Amber Sheaves says:

Great card. I love that background brick paper. It really makes the image pop. I subscribed to your feed, although I’m not sure what that does or how to use it. I usually do GFC and follow from there.

Huge congrats to you Amber!

Please let me know your mailing address ASAP so I can have Crafter’s Companion mail out your prize.

Don’t forget to check the Crafter’s Companion blog to see if you are the grand prize winner!

 

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Winner winner chicken dinner …

Good morning peeps!!

This is a WAY WAY overdue winner post .. no I didn’t forget to pick them, I just didn’t have time to post it while I was on vacation. We were out every day and I was way too pooped out at the end of the day to barely even check my email. Many apologizes to you all.

Without further delay, here are the several winners for my July giveaways!

Winner for my Bring Your Style class series – from this post

sharon gullikson says:

Gosh, I’d love to win this class. Thanks for the chance.

 

Winner for the Stampendous Imperial Jewel Stamp – from this post is …

Barb Turpin says:

What darling buckles…I’m a follower.

Congrats ladies! Send me your email ASAP so I can get you your prizes!

Hugs to you all for sticking with me this month of July while I played my month away!

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The Art Studio

Well …. it’s officially launched!! And I am beyond excited to tell you more about the new venture at Scrapbook News and Review!

They have assembled an amazing and talented group of paper crafters, digital and mixed media artists to bring you a wide variety of online classes and ebooks at The Art Studio!

and my first class will starting in July and here it is

I will be teaching a technique and application based 4 part class series called Bring Your Style consisting of Flower Soft and embossing techniques, basic scrapbooking and card making design concepts and a hands-on application class in finding your art style.

Here is the official description:

Do you like adding visually interesting texture and dimension to your layouts and cards? Is it important to you that they don’t cost and arm and leg? And that they don’t add significant bulk in your albums or postage to your cards?

I sure like adding them and it’s important to me that they’re inexpensive and lightweight. In order to accomplish this, I like to break out my favorite glitters, embossing powders and some Flower Soft. Luckily, all three are easy and unique ways of adding height and texture and they also last a long time.

When it comes to using them on my projects, I like to step outside the box and use them on my layouts and cards in unique and non-traditional ways. In the end, I stretch my supplies as well as add a little more bang for my buck.

Bring Your Style is a series of four well-thought out classes. Each week covers a different product to help you:

  • Discover creative ways to use Flower soft, embossing powders and glitters.
  • Learn convenient tips to work with them effectively.
  • Stretch your crafting dollar by using existing techniques and resources in multiple ways.
  • Familiarize yourself with structured layout designs in order to create visually appealing layouts and cards.
  • Learn how to view your layouts as clusters.
  • Learn how to create movement on your projects.
  • Incorporate the techniques and concepts you’ll learn in all the classes onto your cards and layouts.
  • Understand how to add interesting textural variety as well as visual balance.
  • Complete a final project in the last week where you’ll get individualized attention and hands-on feedback.

Bring Your Style was designed to be a progressive class series that will teach you nine different techniques and an in-depth look at what a good layout comprises, ending with you completing a layout that uses all three concepts. And, even better, brings your own style to the table!

It’s a comprehensive class that will take you from creative technique based to individualized application, all for just $19.99 per class. A huge discount is available if you bundle all the classes into one fabulous mega class.

You’ll get hands-on and individualized attention and feedback in the final wrap-up class that will only be available to participants who attended at least one other class in the series. You’ll bring your completed layout to the wrap-up class and learn from others as well. I assure you that it will be well worth the effort.

Now head on over to The Art Studio hit the Save My Spot button and reserve your seat today.

*Giveaway alert: I will be giving away a free class series (worth $50) today as well*

What you have to do – Share this post and leave me a comment that you’ve done it .. I’ll be drawing from the comments left. Good luck everyone!

 

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I’m a SuperNova!

Hello all,

I have an announcement to make! I feel like the luckiest person in the world – I’m on the Paper Craft Planet design team!

Paper Craft Planet is one of the best online communities here in blogland – awesome tutorials, industry news, challenges and so much more! One of my favorite posts that I keep going back to is the post reporting the scrapbook and crafting trends following Winter CHA 2012 and the best part – the amazingly welcoming sense of community. I think about half a dozen people I didn’t know privately messaged a welcome note to me when I first joined the community about 6 months ago. How cool is that!

This time is no exception – Susanna and the current design team made me feel so incredibly wanted on the team with their extremely prompt and so heartfelt welcome. I ♥ you girls!

Who are these talented girls I’m referring to:

Adela Rossol

Wendy Price

Lori Tecler

Susanna Boyd

Amy Park

Loretta Lock

Lyn Bernatovich

Deb Felts

Pam Hornshu

Taylor Usry

Lisa Somerville

and a HUGE congrats to my friends Wendy Jordan and Janelle Stollfus for being the other new SuperNovas too!

Head on over to The Planet blog to check it out! I’ll see you there …

 

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Crafter’s Companion week 4 winner!

Good morning everyone!

Whew!! What a month it has been for Crafter’s Companion giveaways!! I totally enjoyed getting to know all you regular visitors.

Thanks for playing along and for taking the time to leave me such kind comments! I hope you my work inspires you while you were here and I look forward to your continued visits – you never know what the future holds …

Alright – time for the winner announcement.

Drum roll please … DD says the winner for this week is:

Michele Smith says:

I have never seen one of these and I LOVE the 15″ feature!! Great addition to any craft room!!

 

Congrats Michele!

Please contact me (contact button on side bar) by Jun 2 with your mailing address so Crafter’s Companion may get your prize out to you promptly.

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Crafter’s Companion Week 3 winner!!

Good morning everyone!

I’m cutting to the chase today ..Thanks Cindylu2u for reminding me whose turn it is to pick the winner (sorry he didn’t pick you) …

Can I have a drum roll please … DS says the winner for this week is:

Becky Dsays:

Sweet prize this week! I have been wanting to try this tool! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Congrats Becky!

Please contact me (contact button on side bar) by May 24 with your mailing address so Crafter’s Companion may get your prize out to you promptly.

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May is Crafter’s Companion GIVEAWAY MONTH (week 4)!

Hello everyone!!

(This is a sticky post – please scroll down for the post of the day)

We all know May is National scrapbook day this month but what we now know is that May is also Crafter’s Companion’s GIVEAWAY MONTH! So hang on to your seats because every week this month, I will be giving away a Crafter’s Companion product right here on my blog!

Here goes:

WEEK # 4 (May 23th to May 31st)

Clever-Cut 3-in-1 Mini Paper Trimmer

This is what I’m giving away this week – the Clever-Cut 3-in-1 Mini Paper Trimmer!

“Features

  • Cutting arm extends to a full 15 inches
  • Measurements in both inches and centimeters
  • Includes 3 different rotary blades for straight cuts, scalloped edges and perforation

Benefits

  • Simply dial the blade you wish to use. Changing blades takes seconds and no tools are needed
  • This one paper trimmer can be used to cut, perforate and accentuate
  • 3 sheet normal cutting capacity
  • Very lightweight and compact for the crafter on the go”

 

Here is what you need to do to win:

 

Week Four giveaway ends May 31th- Winner will be posted and has to reply with their mailing address by June 1 or a new winner will be chosen. Due to shipping restrictions – with much regrets – US mailing addresses only.

*Wait – there is more – and when you place an order (no minimum limit) at Crafter’s Companion USA Store, you get put into a drawing for the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool as well (daily winner)!*

How cool is that! Good luck everyone!

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May is Crafter’s Companion GIVEAWAY MONTH (week 3)!

Hello everyone!!

(This is a sticky post – please scroll down for the post of the day)

We all know May is National scrapbook day this month but what we now know is that May is also Crafter’s Companion’s GIVEAWAY MONTH! So hang on to your seats because every week this month, I will be giving away a Crafter’s Companion product right here on my blog!

Here goes:

WEEK # 3 (May 16th to May 22nd)

This is what I’m giving away this week – the Boxer and Envelobox Creator Bundle with Advance Techniques DVD!

“This fantastic bundle package comes complete with the Boxer, Envelobox Creator, the Ultimate Advanced Construction Techniques DVD and two free scoring tools!
 Use these tools and DVD in conjuction with our Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool to create hundreds of different sized dimensional or flat envelopes, boxes and one-of-a-kind projects. The DVD is over 2 1/2 hours long and is divided into three sections – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Projects include stepper cards, accordian file box, swing cards, mini desk organizer, treasure chest, hinged box, set of drawers and more!”

Here is what you need to do to win:

 

Week Three giveaway ends May 22th- Winner will be posted and has to reply with their mailing address by May 23 or a new winner will be chosen. Due to shipping restrictions – with much regrets – US mailing addresses only.

*Wait – there is more – and when you place an order (no minimum limit) at Crafter’s Companion USA Store, you get put into a drawing for the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool as well (daily winner)!*

How cool is that! Good luck everyone!

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Winner here …

Hello everyone,

Did you know my kids fight over whose turn is it to pick the winner? Today is DD’s turn … next week will be DS’s turn; somebody needs to be my referee – apparently my senior brain cannot keep track well enough … hence the fighting.

Okay – how many of you skipped by the 1st paragraph to get to this part .. don’t blame you, I know I would have LOL.

Anyhow,

I’m thrilled to announce that Week #2 Crafter’s Companion’s giveaway winner is …

Sharon Gullikson says:

I’ve done everything—I hope that I win!!

 

Congrats sweetie!

Please contact me (contact button on side bar) by May 16 with your mailing address so Crafter’s Companion may get your prize out to you promptly.

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May is Crafter’s Companion GIVEAWAY MONTH (Week 2)!

Hello everyone!!

We all know May is National scrapbook day this month but what we now know is that May is also Crafter’s Companion’s GIVEAWAY MONTH! So hang on to your seats because every week this month, I will be giving away a Crafter’s Companion product right here on my blog!

Here goes:

WEEK # 2 (May 9th to May 15th)

  • A set of rock a blocks (Crafter’s Companion choice) &
  • A set of unmounted Popcorn the Bear stamp of Crafter’s Companion choice.

 

Here is what you need to do to win:

 

Week Two giveaway ends May 15th- Winner will be posted and has to reply with their mailing address by May 16 or a new winner will be chosen. Due to shipping restrictions – with much regrets – US mailing addresses only.

*Wait – there is more – and when you place an order (no minimum limit) at Crafter’s Companion USA Store, you get put into a drawing for the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool as well (daily winner)!*

How cool is that! Good luck everyone!

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1st year blogoversary winner!

Thank you everyone for your kind comments. I read every comment left on my blog and I’m very appreciative that you would take the time to do so. Without further ado, the winner of my 1st year blogoversary candy is:

 Stacy H-Wsays:

Steph,

Congrats girl!! WOO HOO! You are a rock star if you have only had a blog for one year! AMAZING!

It is hard to tell you what inspires me because I am inspired by EVERYTHING. I see design ideas in so many places. And one of the best places is right here on your blog!! Thanks for that.

hugs, Stacy

 

Congratulations Stacy!

Please contact me by May 15 (contact me button is on my side by) with your mailing address so I may get your prize out promptly.

Stay tuned for my next giveaway!

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Crafter’s Companion Week 1 winner!

Good morning ladies and gentlemen (if any, please show yourself)..

Here is the winner for Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool!

Drum roll please ..

 

Heather Robertsonsays:

fablulous prize – follow your blog and added your blog button to my blog. I follow both the Cafter’s Companion inspiration and challenge blogs.

 

Congratulations Heather!!

Please contact me (contact me button on sidebar) with your mailing address by May 9 so Crafter’s Companion may send out your prize!

Don’t worry everyone else – there is still another opportunity to win! Watch for week 2′s giveaway announcement coming out soon!

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May is Crafter’s Companion GIVEAWAY MONTH (week 1)!

Hello everyone!!

We all know May is National scrapbook day this month but what we now know is that May is also Crafter’s Companion’s GIVEAWAY MONTH! So hang on to your seats because every week this month, I will be giving away a Crafter’s Companion product right here on my blog!

Here goes:

WEEK # 1 (May 1st to May 8th)

The Ultimate Crafter's Companion

This is what I’m giving away this week – the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion!

” The all-in-one, compact carry-case which allows you to score, measure, trim, emboss and embellish; create boxes, shaped card blanks, envelopes and so much more… The Ultimate Crafter’s Companion is everything you will ever need for your card making projects, in one handy and portable carry case. Includes a 24 full page instruction booklet and a 2 1/2 Hour Project & Instructional DVD which takes you step by step through 12 different projects and detailed instructions.”

 

Here is what you need to do to win:

 

Week One giveaway ends May 8th- Winner will be posted and has to reply with their mailing address by May 9th or a new winner will be chosen. Due to shipping restrictions – with much regrets – US mailing addresses only.

*Wait – there is more – and when you place an order (no minimum limit) at Crafter’s Companion USA Store, you get put into a drawing for the Ultimate Crafter’s Companion Tool as well (daily winner)!*

How cool is that! Good luck everyone!

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Doing the happy dance ..

 

I’m joining the Gourmet Rubber Stamp design team.

Check out their amazing stamps here

and lookie who I get to design with here ….

I’m thrilled to say the least!

Watch for more fun Gourmet Rubber Stamp projects … Bon Appetit!

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Winner!

Hello everyone,

Thank you for stopping by my blog this weekend for the Crafter’s Companion Scavenger Hunt/Blog Hop …. I appreciate your time and your kind comments …and now the winner for the blog hop candy on my blog is …. drum roll please.

Becky D says:

Love this layout Steph! The bold colors are great! Definitely love that compass stamp – I think I need that one :) Great picture too! I am a new follower of your sweet blog and a longtime follower of CC. Looking forward to checking in with you again! Thanks for the inspiration – I can use all I can get!

Congratulations Becky! You are the winner of my blog hop candy on my blog! Don’t forget to check on the Crafter’s Companion blog to see if you are the grand prize winner!

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1 Year Blogoversary candy!

Good morning everyone!

(This is also sticky post – see what I mean by giveaway galore! Please scroll down for the post of the day – next one is it – I promise)

Can you believe I have been blogging for a year!! (exactly a year on May eight) .. I mean where has that year gone??

Here are a few of my personal favorite projects this year.

To thank you for your support this many months, I’m offering blog candy (tons of goodies worth over USD$70).

To win my blog candy, here is what you do:

  • Leave me a comment letting me know what inspires you (eg. colors, sketch, design, products etc)
  • Follow my blog (if you are not a current follower)
  • Post my blog button (on my sidebar) on your blog.

I will draw a winner from my comments on May 8. Please contact me by May 15 so I may get your prize out promptly.

Thank you my friends and see you on the flip side!

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Did you see the news??

Good morning folks!

It’s a good morning because I remember how much I enjoy my time as Stampendous blogstar (guest designer) and I’m thrilled to announce that Stampendous is welcoming 4 new super talented blogstars … check them out here. I can’t wait to see more amazing card inspiration from them!

Wait .. there’s more …

It is no secret that I LOVE designing for Stampendous! I love the ladies on the team and I am proud to call them my friends. AND I especially enjoy making scrapbook layouts with those awesome jumbo stamps and regular sized clear stamps. Hey stamping is not just for cards …  So … drum roll please …

* the fabby Laura Weed, Graphics Manager for Stampendous, has invited me to stay on the team – to create scrapbook layouts! *

Yeah! what a win-win proposition.

Stay tuned for more stamping on layouts … (oh and did I say I enjoy creating 2 page layouts too)..

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May I have your support?

Good morning my friends,

This is my 2nd post for the day.

I have an exciting announcement today I can barely contain my glee! I’ve been selected as a semi-finalist on the Heartfelt Creations design team call … yeah yeah yeah!!

Frankly, I never actually thought I will get this far. So it certainly came as a VERY pleasant surprise.

I do need your help to get me to the final round

** Please go to the Heartfelt Creations blog (right here) and vote for me.**

Your input will be taken into account by the selection committee and in return, you will be entered to receive a $50 Heartfelt Creations gift certificate.

Wanna see the projects I submitted to get me here … here it is:

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