Monday, December 29, 2008

My Gift from Heartwarming Vintage

I received this AWESOME Crafty Secrets stamp set from 
Heartwarming Vintage over the holidays!  I haven't had time to properly thank them.  THIS IS SUCH a GREAT SET.  Click on the image for a better view, the acrylic stamps make it have a double image.

Great vintage women images with sayings:
Smile  it's your day
You make my heart smile
Thanks so much
Happy Birthday
and more. 

ALL I had to do to get this is post on their blog... Keep an eye on the blog... you never know when there will be a drawing posted!!! You could be the next winner!

PS. I forgot to mention they were here shortly after I sent in my request!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Vintage Veranda Challenge with a RAK

I have posted a challenge at Vintage Veranda this is what you need to do:

Here is the challenge!

1) A Christmas Tree must be part of you design.
2) Use red and green ink
3) Have at least 3 different stamps in the design
4) Last a little bling, it could be Stickles, glitter, rhinestones

You have until the end of the month

click here to find out more!

About my card - Distressed edges with Tim Holtz Walunt Distressing ink. Stamped Santa in crimson first and then embossed with Pearl embossing powder, I then used a VersaMark pen to fill in the spaces of the Santa stamp and embossed again with the Pearl embossing poswder... this gave Santa a frotsy window look. Stamped tree in green then embossed with Pearl embossing poswder. Using a cosmetic sponge applied crimson and green to the background. Added the Music, HO HO HO and "A Merry Christmas to You" stamps. A touch of glitter, Stickles on the birds, a little bling for the star and lace complete the card. My inspiration came from Nellie van Leeuwen... December guest artist at Vinatage Veranda!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Need some Ideas for Christmas Projects!!!

Go to Heartwarming Vintage BLOG and check out what is happening with Crafty Secrets & Clear Stamp products... they have an abundance of crafty ideas!


If you love Rusty Pickle like I love Rusty Pickle you want to be sure to check out their new December Challenge just posted on their BLOG!!!! They have amazing papers!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Clearly Vintage

My friends at Vintage Veranda have found and shared an awesome blog that has vintage images for personal use... If you are in need please check this Clearly Vintage out.  If you are looking for other vinatge artists visit us at Vintage Veranda!

Friday, December 5, 2008

WOW!!! I am a Winner once more!!!!!

I posted a comment on the Crafty Secrets blog last night and to today I won one of the 4 drawings for BLOG CANDY and got a $26 Gift Certificate.... 

You must keep an eye on their sight... they have awesome vintage stamp sets... 

I have several: "Party Queen", "French Mail", "Fairies" and "Vintage Christmas"

I love their "Heartwarming Booklets" and own "Girls", "Wacky World", "Seasonal" and "Joys of Life".

Then there is their HOME SPUN COTTON SCRAPS and so much more..... if you like vintagethese are products you will really like....  So check the sight often for contests and drawings!!!!  

Click on the Crafty Secret label below and you will see some of my projects that I have used Crafty Secrets products!

(I have tiny a secret to share... I am participating in the "29 days of giving" and ever since I started amazing things have been happening!)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Strange thing on the Desk!

A SMILE ON A STICK!!!!  This is a half mask...  My Husband and I hide it from each other when we find it we just break up laughing! I think I will hide it tonight.  You may be asking, "Why am I posting this?" Just for fun... I having a great time entering all the giveaways over at CHRYSTI's.  She is posting something everyday to giveaway!!!! She is participating in the "29 days of giving"!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Rusty Pickle just posted the winner to the sketch challenge they had in November... and my layout of Dad WON!!!!!  Thanks Dad for being a sport... He really got a kick out of the "dude" comment on the Rusty Pickle blog... I had to post the layout again! 

Be sure to check out their site each month.  They have great challenges and awesome prizes!!!! 

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Invitation to a CONE PARTY!!!!

Yes, this Saturday I have been invited to a cone making party... you know, the Victorian Cones that you can give gifts in, hang on a door or your Christmas Tree.  I have been collecting a pile of goodies to use for embellishing.  Can't wait 'til Saturday.  I will be sure to share my cones with you!