Customer Challenge

Blog Candy WINNER!

Oh my goodness... 315 COMMENTS !!!  I read every single one and LOVED reading both your VERY kind comments and remembering some of the fun projects I've featured here over the last 14 months! 

I randomly picked a winner, and here is what the winner had to say:

ONE favorite project? How can I choose? It is usually the last one I saw on here but this time I think it is a tie.. between the bracelet and the Bella Rose pocket album... Your pieces are always terrific and that is just product to die for! yummy!
Jan Statkiewicz
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So Jan, please email me with your address and I'll get your Pockets and Pieces kit out in the mail on Monday!! 

Per your 315 comments, the #1 favorite project was the Faux Seaglass Bracelets and the Build a Brad Bracelets!

Followed closely by the following:  Sunflower card, Popsicle Card12 Pocket folder and 3 Pocket Gift Card Holder.

Then the favorites were the Bella Rose CD folder and anything made with the Bind it All.

Thank you all for your comments.. I am blessed beyond belief to have such wonderful friends in blog-land!

I just have to give a SUPER HUGE SHOUT OUT to my dear friend Sharon... many of the recent projects on my blog have come from her ideas.  Many of you have asked me for her blog... she doesn't have one, but I did make a "Sharon's Project" link on my blog HERE.  And YES, she's coming to Convention.. you can meet her there!  (Sharon.. you have a HUGE fan club!) :)

I'll be posting my Convention swaps later today! Stay tuned!


Winner - Paper Bag Book Giveaway!

Thank you to everyone who congratulated me on my 13 years with Stampin' Up!.  It's hard to believe I'm in my 14th year as a demonstrator now!  Boy have times changed! :)

Thank you to everyone who left a comment about the new DECOR ELEMENTS line from Stampin' Up! - as promised, I am sending a Paper Bag Book project to one of the commenters.. I went to and let it choose the winner for me out of the 140 comments left.

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Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2008-06-24 23:17:00 UTC

So, the lucky winner is commenter # 12:

Hi Patty! Marilyn from Texas here - I love all the new decor elements - can't wait to get my preorder!!! Ummm - hard to decide which is my fav until I get them in my hands, but I have a whole wall full of family pictures, and I want to put the Family wall art there. I also loved the flourishes too.. and the create.. I guess those would be my top three!!

Birthday cards - last batch

As I promised, here are a few more of the fabulous birthday cards I received for my birthday last week... thanks again everyone!!  I loved them ALL !!!! 

Below: by Lene'e Pearson:


Below: by Julie Ramos:


Below: by PJ Noon:


Below: by Jessica Bain:


Below... I couldn't even believe this was hand made.. it is so nicely colored it looks like a printed card!  Great job, by Beth Lambos:


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More wonderful birthday cards!

I wanted to share a few more of the really outstanding  birthday cards I received last week.. enjoy!

Below: by Sherry Weldy


Below: by Michelle Tech


Below: by Sandy Hancock (there is glitter in the centers of the stars)


Below; By Roxanne Sager


I have another batch to share tomorrow.. Man you guys are GREAT stampers! :)

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More favorite birthday cards!

As promised here are a few more of my favorite birthday cards.. Thank You so much to everyone who filled my mailbox last week with stamped creations!!  :)

Below: Simple and totally elegant, by Saundra Huston:


Below: fabulously fun way to use our new Fresh Cut notes, by Christine Mitchell:


Below: Awesome watercoloring by Mason Hutson:




Below: more awesome watercoloring, by Kathy Clark:




and one more for today...

Below: super FUN idea from Sherry Conrad:




More fun favorite birthday cards to come tomorrow...  

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Birthday Card WINNERS!

Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday wishes via snail mail, via email and through ecards!! Every single wish was much appreciated. 

I LOVED all of the stamped cards sent in response to THIS challenge.  It was REALLY hard to choose only 3 favorites.. MANY MANY cards really caught my eye.

Here are my top 3 favorites and I will be posting other REALLY GREAT cards tomorrow and the next day as well!

Tied for 1st place:

Pop up cards by Liz Miller (left) and Lynne Marini (right):

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For a great tutorial for the pop up card above, visit DAWN'S BLOG HERE.

2nd Place.. awesome shrink plastic pot card by Sharon Howard:

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UPDATE:  HOW-TO INFO on the pot from the artist!   I freehanded half the pot on regular paper folded in half, cut it out,  then traced the whole thing onto white shrink plastic (1/2 sheet for height) and cut it out.   I shrunk the plastic with the heat tool, and then concentrated the heat on the bottom area for an extra couple of seconds, stamped it with "A Little Bit of Happiness" (hostess set), then moved up to mid-way trying not to re-heat the lower section (if you heat too much, it will re melt what you've stamped - very handy when you mess up, not so good when you like what you've done) and stamped that, then did the same at the top.  I stamped it dry, I've heard that you can use Versamark as a release, but I didn't do that and don't think I'd even bother.  I wasn't sure if it would mess up the painting process.  It only needs about a minute to cool down, so I squeezed crystal e ffects onto scrap paper and added a few drops of Close to Cocoa to one side, Garden Green to another, and Pumpkin Pie to the third side and mixed (you could also do three separate puddles of crystal effects, I did the lazy way).  Then I used a paint brush and added color in each area, letting it blend and puddle into the impressions (I used the same paint brush for the same lazy reason).  It dries pretty quickly.  I added dimensionals and cuts of Kraft paper smooshed with Really Rust and Old Olive (used the guillotine style paper cutter and barely moved it over each time, allows it to curl randomly), taped those together and added those to the back with a dimensional. 

3rd Place: Beautiful Kind Thought card and coordinating envelope by Karen Felix:


So they will each get a stampin' prize, and I'll be posting "runner ups" tomorrow.. stay tuned and THANK YOU AGAIN!

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Birthday card winners

I received dozens of stamped birthday cards in response to THIS CHALLENGE.  THANK YOU to everyone who participated!!


I have LOTS and LOTS of favorites.. I'm paring it down to my top 3 (or maybe 5) and will post them on Sunday afternoon after church.

You are going to love them!! Thanks again for making me feel so special and for all your kind notes and wishes!

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Oh Happy Day!

Yahoo!  The last of the 12 Pocket Card Organizer kits are going out today!!  I received 129 orders from you wonderful crafters while I offered this kit in the mail!  I will say I'm definitely very well aquainted with all of our Designer Papers now!  LOL  Thank you to everyone who placed an order.

NOW, THE CHALLENGE IS ON ... did you order a kit??  If so.. email me a photo of how you embellished your card organizer, and I will post as many of them as I can and I will pick my favorite one (or 2 or 3) and send you a gift!   DEADLINE to email your .jpg of your decorated/embellished card organizer is Thursday, May 22 at midnight.  I can't wait to see what you've done!  send to: [email protected]

The last kits ready to send...