Friday, June 29, 2007

Ribbon and Gifts!

As I posted yesterday I received some amazingly gorgeous ribbon from Jody on Wednesday! I took part in her June Mays Arts ribbon share. I ordered the Polka-Dot Grosgrain and the Variegated Stripped Ribbon....I love, love, LOVE it all! I honestly took it out of the box(it comes all nicely bundled) and stretched it around me. This ribbon is amazing! I only wish I took the time to order more. Jody's shares are always worth it and I look forward to the next one! If you have never visited her blog I think you should check it out Confessions of a Ribbon Addict for her next share....I know she must have something up her sleeve for July!

Not only did I receive the ribbon I ordered, but Jody took the time to make me a stunning card(this picture does not do it justice!) and send me some yummy Pink Grapefruit Shimmer Lotion from Bath & Body Works! I was not expecting anything of the sort and I am ever so thankful for the thought and kindness! There are some people who are wonderful to get to know and Jody is by far one of those individuals. Jody, once again thank you for taking the time to think about me, it really made my day!

Post before Bed!

I just realized (at midnight!) that I never posted the goodies I got from my $20 SGF from Heather's swap on SCS. I received all sorts of fibers, pads, a wonderful SU! background stamp, Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Stampingbella, StazOn Opaque, and millions of Fluffle stickers! So here they are! I got so many goodies that I don't know how to contain myself :) Plus the ribbon I ordered from Jody showed up yesterday with a little something extra. I will post all about that tomorrow...but for now, enjoy all my goodies!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


Shannon Roberts! Your candy is going stale....if this candy goes unclaimed till Friday afternoon I will be redrawing the winner so stand by....sorry about this ladies, she left no contact information! But the good news may walk away with all sorts of goodies!
The card is one of my entries this weekend for the Wish RAK birthday party. I had a blast! We had a lot of family and friends over this weekend for a graduation party for my sister, so I did not complete all the challenges, but the ones I did were wonderful! Thank you everyone who hosted and coordinated things for this weekend. You ladies are magical!

Sunday, June 24, 2007


This weekend I was partying hard! I had a wonderful time last night with 'Stamping In My Jammies' and Wish RAK Birthday! are a few cards, these are from Paper Pretties SimJ....which I love! I can't wait until next months....although I think I will be missing it while I am on my UK trip. Each of these cards are created from Bellas that I received from Paper Pretties which as I have said before I love, Christie is wonderful in more ways than one :) Enjoy!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Its Mail Time!

I've been busy recently and I haven't been able to share all the wonderful mail I have received! First up is the ever wonderful $10 SGF from a swap hosted by Heather on SCS. I received so many things that I need to know where this lady shops and stays under budget! Isn't she wonderful. I can't wait to find out who it is!
The next box of goodies was from my $15 SGF! Isn't that book adorable! I don't want to break the seal in fear that what ever I might create in that book will not be worthy! I love it and that stamp is adorable...I know I've seen it before but not gotten it for myself, now I don't have too!
The last box for today is from Deb (taxi mom) who was my super generous Secret Color Friend from the Wish RAK group. Deb where do you find all these things! Everything in wonderful shades of blue...I love it all! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

These ladies are wonderful, I just hope everyone I had enjoyed everything I sent them as well!


We have a winner! But before that, I would like to take a moment to fill you in on the Graduation yesterday! I sat in about an hour of traffic to get there just in time to see my sister walk in (thank goodness I made it!) then the ceremony began. It was held outside, we were lucky it was a beautiful day yesterday! Our lucky graduates all got their diplomas and then they also got a blow up doll and some beach balls! I have no idea how they got these things to the field because everyone was checked, but none the less it made for an eventful ceremony. Afterward we took many pictured of my sister and her friends and some of her family. I was the one taking the pictures so there will be none of me :)

With all that happy new we now move on to more happy news! The winner picked at random was:

Shannon Roberts said...
Hey there!! Congrats Sistah!!

Well, I have to say after waiting forever.........My first order or Bellas arrived & they are in their clear little baggies. Till I find something else to mount them too. What I usually do with baggies that size is but images to send to others, eyelets, etc.

The In colors (What a great idea!)
Haven't got the NEW ones color is Buckaroo Blue!! <3>

Thank you for entering into my Blog Candy contest everyone, Shannon please contact me with your snail mail address and I will get your goodies out to you!

Soon to come….cards! I know I have been to busy to be creating any cards but this weekend in is a celebration of the SCS Wish RAK birthday and I plan on participating! This weekend is also Stamping in Your Jammies with Paper Pretties through their Yahoo Group…so a stamping I will be! Stay tuned for lots of cards and possibly some pictures to come!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Quick Reminder!

Tonight I will be drawing the winner of my Blog Candy. This is last call for you to comment! You don't want to miss these what is stopping you!? I plan on selecting a winner as soon as I get home for my Sister's Graduation stay tuned! It will be posted before midnight!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Blog Candy....

With all my A*Muse updates the Blog Candy post has been moved down....and off the main page! I don't know how to get it up so here is where the original post can be found Blog Candy. You have until Wednesday to enter!

Scavenger Hunt!

Who could resist so much fun!? A*Muse is hosint a Scavenger is the posted info:

The hunt is on! Visit our sponsors websites and find the answers to the questions listed below. Make sure you've got them right - you only get one entry!

The game ends at midnight Pacific time on Monday, June 18th. We'll pick a random winner from the entries that have all correct answers! The winner will receive this fabulous prize package with goodies from our sponsors:
· A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA t-shirt (green or pink)
· A Muse Tiny Flowers Lowercase Large clear stamp set
· Color Box Petal Point Pigment Ink Pad
· NEW! Marvy Uchida Giga Scallop Rectangle punch
· 10 yards of assorted *yummy* Strano ribbon
· SCS prize package (mug and one year fan club subscription)

Visit A*Muse to find what questions and where to find the answers!

Secret Squares is Done!

Were you the luck lady? Here is how things went down! Congrats lady!

Thank-you to everyone for playing Secret Squares! We have a winner!!!
For the final round, the secret prize was the Henry, Lizzie, and Castle stamps! And the A Muse Crew member who was holding the secret prize was... Michelle!In this round, actually none of the finalists guessed correctly. So we put their names in a bowl and Emily's son drew a winner. The winner of Secret Squares is...........ERIN !!Congratulations Erin, please email your address to and we'll send you all the goodies that were revealed in each round of the game!!!

Challenge 6 Winners

Also, Challenge 6 winners were selected! There were so many wonderful card that entered, we have some amazing stampers out there!

Today's random winner was this entry so Congratulations.......
Beverley, please email your address to and we'll get your goodies in the mail! Coming up this week for challenge 7, your designs are going to sparkle!

Weekly Winners at A*Muse

Were you a winner? A*Muse picked two lucky ladies to win some wonderful goodies!

Prize 1: Clearsnap Queue Fluid Chalk in Primary Elements & Rose Petals
Congratulations Prize 1 winner.....
Aline Jahn

Prize 2: A Muse T-shirt in our choice of color in your choice of size M, L or XL
Congratulations Prize 2 winner.....
Val Shimodaira
Aline and Val, we sent you an email so please send your addresses to and we'll mail out your goodies!

If thats you go answer them A.S.A.P!

Glitter Gals!

Have you visited A*muse recently? Well its time for updates on whats going on! This weeks challenge is all about Glitter!

Time to add a little sparkle! Your challenge this week is to use glitter on your design! You may use your choice of ink, papers, colors, stamps (please use at least one A Muse stamp if possible), embellishments, etc.

So get that glitter out and get sparkly!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Which Bellas and Ribbon!

Well…I realized that you may not know which Bellas are being offered through my candy so I am going to list them from memory…lets see how far I can get!

Daintybella, Beachabella, Flowahbella, Sisterhoodabellas, Feelabella, Bubblebella, Grumpabella, Cosmobella, Artistabella, Billybootabella, Diplomabella, Barabella, Pregabella, Imeldabella, Jammiebella, Lisabella, Gardenabella,
Frizabella, Curly Surpriseabella, Prezziebella, Shopabellas, Giftabella w/Hat….

Plus one Fella, Surfafella, for a grand total of 25 Bellas and 1 Fella.

So I missed a few in that list, I don’t even remember then! The ones I forgot are: Elizabella Balloonabell. I think that is pretty good! Don’t you…I would like to note that I just received 8 of these Bellas and the first time they were inked up was last night when I stamped all those images for Blog Candy!

Jody News! Jody over at Confessions of a Ribbon Addict is hosting a May Arts Ribbon Share. If you know what’s good for you and your bank account you will visit her page and get in on some super yummy ribbon!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


Look at those comments roll! Thank you to everyone who has been commenting, you ladies are so wonderful. I have been reading each and every comment and I keep hearing the same thing...either you don't own Bellas or you store your Bellas in the baggies they come in. Also, as of now the colors seems to be Purely Pom. I can't wait to see these colors in person, I'm not a demo so it won't be soon, but it is going to be wonderful!

Today I was asked about having a e-mail feed for updates on my blog, I had honestly never thought about it. So, without further ado...I have added the option to get e-mail updates through Feed Blitz to the top right. You are more than welcome to sign up, and if you do I hope you enjoy! Picture of Blog Candy is coming....stamping images as we speak!

EDIT: I have added the picture of my Blog Candy to the post may answer the questions below to enter into my Blog Candy offer, this will remain open until June 20th!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blog Candy!

Well ladies…2,000 hits is upon us it seems and since no one claimed the Blog Candy for 1,000 hits…I think it should be done again with more goodies added! Here is the list of what will be included!

- 2 stamped images of every Bella I own (now up to 26 Bellas!)

- 1 yard of 6 different ribbons

- 3 different $1.00 stamp sets from Mike’s plus 2 acrylic blocks to match

-1 package of Prima Sprites, Green

So how do you win these this time around? Simple! Leave a comment to this post with answers to at least one of the following questions:

What do you do with the little pink baggies that the Bellas come in?

What is your favorite SU! In Color?

What sort of set would you like to see in the new SU! Catty?

Thanks for looking ladies! Tonight or tomorrow I will post a picture of what all these goodies look like! I will keep this Blog Candy open until June 20th, my sister’s graduation!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Just a quick note before going to bed for the night....I got my PaperTrey order today! I won't have time to stamp till possibly this weekend, but until then I will be drooling over these stamps! Plus I also ordered a Giga Scalloped Circle punch which I can't wait to break out of the package. I never knew that these sets came in such cute packaging! Look at the clear there are CD cases that will fit each set. I now own Butterfly Kisses, Green Thumb and Little Lady with names like those how can anyone go wrong!? Have a great night everyone, when I get a chance to stamp with them I promise to post my creations!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

May Paper Pretties Cards!

I have been promising to make Christie's example and my own version of her wonderful creation. I followed her steps that come with the package, they were super simple to complete! I really like all the cards Christie makes, they are always fun and I never know what will come. She also has wonderful color combinations which I think is a must for Paper Pretties to be such a hit. Once again, if you have not signed up for at least one of her boxes....what are you waiting for?! Also, if you sign up please let her know that Jackie Rakoski sent you please. I would greatly appreciate it, plus now there are three different boxes to choose from! Bellas, My Favorite Things and the newly unveiled Rubber Romance boxes, how can you go wrong with that selection! version on the card! My sister graduates from High School on the 20th of June. I can't believe that time has come already, my little sister is moving scary! Well anyway, the school colors are blue, silver and white so I used the basis of Christie's card to make one for my sister. I also used stickles for the flowers, made it all shinny plus some wonderful graduation paper I picked up at A.C. Moore last week! Do you like the grey paper on top? Its from Basic Grey, the featured paper in the Bella box this month, this sheet did not come with my box but I also found it at A.C. Moore and since I loved the paper Christie picked out I had to get some more of my own! Enjoy ladies!
I just realized that it is hard to tell, but these cards are long enough to hold a check or money as most graduation cards do....Love them!

A*Muse Round 3

The Round 3 answers for the Secret Squares contest were announced today! The goodies were behind JENNIFER and HEATHER!! So that means only a few ladies are left.....are you one of the lucky ones? Go check out if you made it to Round #4...if you did best of luck! You can do it girl!

Saturday, June 9, 2007

A*muse.....Heating Up!

I have been posting about A*Muse and all of the contests and challenges they have been hosting. I completed 3 cards today for the 6th challenge using some of my newest things! I recently got the 'Hey Cupcake' stamp from A*Muse as well as Seattle Girl....I love both stamps! They are adorable! I also used my Crop-A-Dile today...I just bought it and opened the package....I think I am in love ;) It makes eyelets so easy to use, as well as brads. Anyone interested in buying a Silent Eyelet setter from me? If so please let me know...I don't think I need it anymore.
I also pulled out my new Oval punch plus Gina K. Design's new Scalloped Oval stamps! How cute are they! I also bought the circle one, but I don't have my circle punch yet, once it comes I will be playing with that one as well! Hope you enjoy the cards as much as I enjoyed making them....I also have three spots left in my A*Muse ATC swap if anyone is interested please let me know and I will add you to the list!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Sneek Peak!

Is here! A*muse has their Sneek Peek for today....make sure to stop by...the stamps are adorable! I can't wait until it is available. Go check it out!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Secret Squares Round 3

Did you enter into Secret Squares and pass Round 1 to move on to Round 2? If you did and guessed for Round 2 the prize holders were revealed! Some wonderful goodies were found behind Emily and Heidi for Round 2, if you guessed correctly you can more on to Round 3! So go and choose your next lady...good luck to all of you that are still in it!

A-Muse-A-Palooza T-shirts!

News came today from
A*Muse! Now you can purchase your very own A-MUSE-A-PALOOZA t-shirt in your choice of size and color (pink, green or grey). Each shirt costs $18 and that includes free shipping! Shirts are made available through , a reputable Seattle company. Check out the A*Muse site to see more!


So much news! Have you checked out A*Muse lately? They have been out doing themselves with all sorts of here they come!

There will be a Sneak Peek tomorrow on A*Muse, but it will only be posted for 24 hours. If I were you I would make sure to stop and see what is to come in A* know its going to be wonderful, its A*Muse!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


So I have been chatting…I know you must be in shock, me chatting? LOL….well anyway I have been chatting with Christie from Paper Pretties and last night she told me that someone used me for the “Where did you hear about us” question for the member registration. I have no idea who has been using my name but I am thrilled! If I can recruit 5 new members to Paper Pretties I get a free box! How awesome is that?! I’ve been telling you how wonderful Paper Pretties is for months now…and I just keep seeing better things!

I know that Christies Wheels have been turning this month….LOL….get it? Turning? In case you don’t know Junes Bella box is Cruiseabella and I can not wait to get my hands on her and start stamping away. I have also decided that each month I will be not only making Christie’s sample but also using the same design with different colors to show you how versatile her ideas are. I plan on making the May sample and its counter part this weekend and as soon as the June box comes in I will be doing the same. If you are considering Paper Pretties and you still have questions, please let me know I would be happy to answer any questions you have. Also, if you are going to sign up I would greatly appreciate it if you would tell Christie that I sent you, Jackie Rakoski. If you do tell her I sent you, please let me know! I would love to send you a thank you, but I can only do so if I know who you are. To be honest there must be a Jackie fan club out there…that is the only logical explanation ;) Have a great day ladies and thank you for those of you who used me name, you are wonderful!

EDIT: One of my Ladies have revealed themselves to me and all of you....Thank you so much Heather for using my name! Your in my Bella swap, now which Heather are you? There are 4! LOL....

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Challenge #6

So, another week and another challenge! Can you handle the heat? This week the challenge is called Heating Things Up! It is sure to be a blast! You have until Sunday at midnight to upload as many cards as you want to enter the Challenge. The requirements are as follows:

Find a way to use heat embossing on your design! You may use your choice of ink, papers, colors, stamps (at least one A Muse stamp if possible, please), embellishments, etc. If you do not have a heat embossing tool, you may use glaze pens or glaze glue (for a faux embossed look) or dry embossing instead.

This weeks winner will be randomly chosen to receive a Purrr-fect clear stamp set and a Marvy Super 2” circle punch so get stamping!

Secret Squares Round 2

Did you participate in the Secret Squares game over at A*Muse? Well, today they posted that the prize for Round #1 was located behind Jenn! If you guessed Jenn please visit the A*Muse site and move on to Round #2! Each week the prizes will keep building until there is only one person left who will take home all the goodies! That will be one lucky lady! Please only guess for Round #2 if you correctly picked Jenn for Round #1.

A*Muse News!

Both the winners for the 5th Challenge and the 5th week have been posted on the A*Muse Blog. A random winner from the Ambassador registrations was picked this week and she will be receiving the super cute Announcer stamp and Lime Peel Tiny Dot notes!

Congratulations.....SARAH BERTOLINO!

For the 5th Challenge the randomly selected winner was....ANDREA BENTZ!!! She will be receiving an A Muse Stitched Uppercase alpha clear set, Clearsnap new pigment inks in Papaya Cream & Whisper Grey and Strano ribbons!

Congrats ladies!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

One more entry...

I just can't seem to stop myself from trying out another 'scene' for tha A*Muse challenege. I think this one will be the last one I can this weekend, but I can't say anything about how many cards I will be making for that one. Depending on the challenge I may have a whole dozen! You never I got a super cute cupcake stamp that I can't wait to use! Have a great Sunday all.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

ATC Swap

I have decided to host an A*Muse ATC swap if anyone is interested please comment here, email me or PM me on SCS. I had never seen A*Muse stamps till a few months ago, and they are just the cutest things, you know you love them!

Entries for Challenge

Well....the stamping has begun! Here are the entries I made for the A*Muse Challenge Seeing Scenes. I only have two sets of A*Muse stamps and they are pretty hard to make into scenes, but I am trying. I will be adding more cards as I go, enjoy! Let me know what you think about these cards too please. Have a wonderful Saturday all! EDIT: I think I am done with this challenge. I love how my Thinking of You and my Window Box cards came out, I wasn't too happy with the Barn Yard scene, but hey, what ya going to do, right? I will say that if you do not partake in these challenges you are missing out. You have until Sunday at midnight to enter in the fun over at A*Muse, so stop by and get stamping!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Happy Mail!

I received my first Secret Girlfriend package today, this one came from my $25 Girlfriend and boy am I thrilled. She spoiled me rotten! I mean look at everything, the inks I wanted, hardware, brads, stickles and BELLAS! I got two of them Lisabella and Bubblebella....aren't they to die for! I can't wait to use them.

I hope to make cards this weekend using them and my new Barabella which I received from my Secret Mommy from the Secret Mother's Day swap. Nicole got sick and my box was delayed but yet again everything was wonderful. Here is the picture from that package as many goodies and so little time! Plus I need to make my A*Muse card for the 5th challenge. I think I will be stamping all day tomorrow based on my plans, but you know how that goes. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, stay tuned for lots of cards!
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