Thursday, April 28, 2011


I'm home from Cozumel, and I can't tell you what a FABULOUS trip it was! The beach was gorgeous!!! We had lots of fun in the sun and good food. And we enjoyed meeting some really interesting people as well. If you're my friend on Facebook you've probably seen some of the pictures. I will only post one here. This is me with my BFF Nina. It was taken outside a restaurant in Cozumel.

What an awesome response on the Stamper's Dream blog candy giveaway! Thanks to you all for participating! The winner has until midnight Saturday to contact me with their information. If don't hear from her, we will pick another number. My email address is

The winner is #159:

Blogger Brenda said...

I hope you are having a fabulous time on your vacation. We don't ravel much mostly stay close to home. I did really enjoy one trip we took about 9 years ago up the coast of Oregon were we toured through many of the lighthouses and then came back down central Oregon to drive through the most of the covered bridges. It was a great family trip!

April 22, 2011 11:51 PM

Enjoy your weekend. I will be back soon with something new. Until then...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A Coupon Code and Vacation Blog Candy!

By the time you read this I will be on the beach in Cozumel, Mexico soaking up some rays! All shipments will go out as soon as I return home on Tuesday, April 26.

While I'm gone I wanted to leave you with a coupon code for Stamper's Dream and a little blog candy.

Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite vacation spot. I will announce the winner of the blog candy after I return and have a little time to unpack...probably on Thursday, April 28.

Now, for the coupon code details:
This month I am offering a coupon code that works in several categories. All October Afternoon, and Kaisercraft Paper Pads and Kaisercraft Paper Kits will be discounted with your coupon code. In addition, all stamps from Northwoods Rubber Stamps , Impression Obsession, Hero Arts , Inky Antics , My Cute Stamps and Crafter's Companion will be discounted with your coupon as well. You will receive 15% OFF the lowest marked price on ALL of those products by using the coupon code AprilCouponSale (no spaces) on the checkout page.

The coupon is good Thursday, April 21 through Saturday , April 23 . There is a $20 order minimum to activate the discount. Be sure to shop early for the best selection!

Thanks for stopping by...and good luck on the blog candy! :)

I'm leaving...on a jet plane

By the time you read this I will be well on my way to the island of Cozumel, Mexico with my BFF! I am long overdue for a little time away, and I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it. I am making a concerted effort to find more "balance" in my life this year. You know...a little more time for family, friends and fun...and a little less work? I want to smell a few more roses along the way...make more memories. So please be patient with me as strive to figure out how to manage it all a little better! Balance is a new concept for me, ya know! :)

At any rate, all your orders will be shipped as soon as I return next week. In the meantime, check back here tomorrow morning for a little Stamper's Dream coupon code and some blog candy to keep you busy while I'm away.

adiĆ³s por ahora

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Dream BIG!

I decided to make something a little tropical for you today to help me get in the mood for my upcoming tropical vacation! I am leaving really early Wednesday morning and won't return until late Tuesday evening. Since the packing and shipping at Stamper's Dream is a "one girl show", all orders will go out promptly when I return.

For my card today I used Impression Obsession's Flamingo 1 cling stamp. It was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink on watercolor paper then colored with Tombow Markers .

The sentiment is Impression Obsession's cling stamp called Dream Big . I stamped it on designer paper from the Basic Grey Hello Lucious paper pad. The pink frame behind is the square charm from JustRite Stampers Charms Custom Dies by Spellbinders. The bow was tied with May Arts Pink Burlap String . The decorative paper is Basic Grey Hello Lucious, and the small pink rhinestones are from Zva Creative's Mini Rhinestone Crystals .

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blog Candy Winners!!!

Before I announce the winners of the two blog candy packages from Stamper's Dream I want to once again thank my special friends and The Dream Team ! You guys are the best of the best! :)

One of the hidden packages was on Teresa's blog. So you will have to go to Teresa Kline's Blog to find out the winner of Prize Package #1 pictured below!

The other blog candy prize was hidden on Denise's blog. Please go to Denise Marzec's Blog to find the winner of prize #2.

The winners have 48 hours to contact me at to claim their prize and give me mailing information.

Thanks to all of you for joining us on the hop!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stamper's Dream & Friends Blog Hop! I'm super excited about all the very special friends that are hopping with me and The Dream Team today! Right after I tell you about my card I'm going to introduce them.

For today's card I used an adorable Penny Black cling mounted stamp called Dreaming Geraniums . Isn't that napping bunny the sweetest thing? I stamped on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then colored with Tombow Markers . I used a damp paint brush to blend the colors. The edges were distressed with Tea Dye Distress Ink .

The sentiment is Northwood's Classic Easter Blessings . I stamped it then cut and embossed using Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities .

The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Hello Luscious paper pad. I used a Webster's Pages Rose & Vintage Pearl Sparkler in the center of my bow, and added a Heart Pin .

These are the Tombow Markers I used to color. You can click on the image to enlarge it so you can see the numbers a little better.

The blog hop list for today is listed below. Aren't there some fabulous designers here? Please be sure to leave a comment for each and every one of them when you visit their blog post today. TWO have hidden blog candy, and you have to comment on their blog post for a chance to win!

Becca Feeken
Michelle Rodgers
Jerri Kay Jimenez
Amy Sheffer
Denise Marzec
Arlene Cuevas
Leslie Miller
Cindy Lawrence
Kellie Fortin
Tosh Leyendekker
Jeanne Streiff
Mariana Grigsby
Joan Ervin
Lea Lawson
Frances Byrne
Christina Fischer
Carla Murphy
Teresa Kline
Carol Longacre
Gabriela Divine

And here are the two prize packages from Stamper's Dream - one for each lucky winner!

The two winners will be announced here on my blog Thursday evening, April 14 as well as on the blogs of the designers who had the hidden candy! So be sure to check back to see who the winners could be you!

My heartfelt thanks to my friends who participated in the hop today...and to each of you for stopping by!

Monday, April 4, 2011

April Release from JustRite Stampers!

The JustRite Stampers April release just arrived, and is in the store now. Here are a few of them, but you can see ALL the latest and greatest by visiting the New Arivals section!