Monday, October 17, 2011


I'm back to announce the winner of my Christmas in October blog candy!

First, thank you for all your sweet comments on my cards. Thanks, too, for becoming NEW followers to my blog - you are AWESOME! I love doing these blog hops and plan to participate in lots more, so stay tuned for that and other projects.

And now, the lucky winner is....

Savannah! Who said:

These are great! I love the colors!
Congratulations, Savannah! I'll be in touch about getting your stamp set to you.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

{ippity} Christmas in October Blog Hop

Welcome to the {ippity} Christmas in October Blog Hop.  
If you are coming from Kim's Blog you’re on the right track. If you want to start from the beginning go to Heather’s blog.  I also have a list of the participating blogs at the end of this post. 

Simple, cute, and fun. That's what I think of when I start creating my Christmas cards each year. I started with the Blitzen line from BoBunny and played with some Smooch spritz and {ippity}'s Season of Joy stamp set. This set has it all - from sentiments to titles to labels to embellishments. Well, see for yourself!
See what I mean? So many possibilities. Here are just 3 of the cards I created using this set (I also made layouts - come back to see those in a few days!):

On the first card, I "Smooched" the white cardstock with Vanilla, then added the Blitzen cut-out. Stamped "Merry Christmas" onto a circle I had inked, then added the Blitzen chipboard and baker's twine. It's difficult to see in the photo, but the Smooch really gives it a pretty shimmer. The second card also uses a stamped circle and Blitzen paper and cut-outs. On the third card, I stamped the oval label in a soft green and "Happy Holidays" in holiday red, cut it out, and mounted it with foam tape. The decorative ornament strip was a cut-out. I made a bunch more cards using this set - I love how simple and fun it is!

To purchase this set, visit my {ippity} blog and order using the $24 Stamp Sets - Holidays and Occasions drop-down menu.

Your next stop on the hop will be Susan B. But wait! Before you go, leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win the fabulous Thoughts From the Past stamp. Become a new follower and be entered a second time to win! Good luck, and happy hopping!
















Lisa H.

Susan B.




Monday, October 10, 2011

And the Winner is....

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Life's Celebrations Blog Hop! Wasn't there a ton of amazing inspiration on the hop? Remember that all the products that you saw from Simple Stories are now available to purchase. You can check them all out here: Simple Stories

Now, as the title says, the winner is...

Tracy, who said:

What fun projects.
Love the decorated bags :)
Your card is pretty, and the bag of candy is so Yummy :)

Congratulations! You'll be receiving the new Unity Life Documented Banner stamp!

And to thank everyone who left such nice comments and/or became a follower of my blog, I'd like to offer you 10% off your first MemoryWorks order with me. To receive your discount, place an order through my website. Go through checkout, then email me to let me know your order number and I will make the adjustment on your PayPal invoice. Easy peasy!  Please note: This offer is only valid through me as an independent consultant. Happy shopping!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Life's Celebrations Blog Hop

Welcome, welcome to the MemoryWorks TeamWorks members' Life's Celebrations Blog Hop!
(Try saying THAT five times fast - I dare ya!) Our hop is sponsored by Simple Stories, and throughout the hop, you'll see all kinds of projects showcasing the NEWEST Simple Stories lines. Be sure to comment on ALL the lovely projects, as Simple Stories will be giving away a prize to ONE lucky commenter from all the blogs. So the more comments you post, the better your odds of WINNING!

Now, onto my projects...
I used the Happy Day line to create my projects. When I first saw the elements in this kit, I couldn't wait to play. Everything is so bright and fun, and makes me want to party! LOL

Since the theme of the hop is Life's Celebrations, I decided to go with some gift-y items. Don't most celebrations include gifts? Yeah...

First up is the gift bag. This is a plain bag I had left over from Christmas. The color went great with the Happy Day line, so I just layered a few pieces together, tied on a bow, and voila! Instant gift bag!

Next up is a treat bag that can be used as a party favor. Just a strip of fun patterned paper, a strip of stickers, and a couple staples.

And last, but not least, a gift card holder. This is actually made from three of the trading-card size cards that I had not yet cut apart. I folded them into a tri-fold and glued one side down, forming a pocket (would be great for putting money or even another gift card into), then made a quick photo corner to hold the gift card in place.

If these projects seem simple, that's because they ARE! The Simple Stories lines have such strong, solid designs that you can do a lot with them without a lot of effort. I did bling it up a little with some Stickles, but even that wasn't necessary. Try it for yourself!

Oh, and before you go, I'm offering up a little blog candy myself! I love these coordinating stamps from Unity, and MemoryWorks has loads of them to offer. I especially love this little banner set that goes so well with the Happy Day line, so it's what I'm giving away.

To be entered to win become a follower of my blog. Already a follower? That's great! Any comments left on this post will count as entries too! Deadline for all entries is Sunday, October 9th at 8:00 pm CST. I'll draw for the winner the following morning.

Once you're done here, hop on over to Sandy's blog!


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