Saturday, November 29, 2008

Enabler alert!

I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend. My plan for this weekend was to do nothing but stamp, but plans took an unexpected detour after I started reading a book after we finished our Thanksgiving lunch. I have spent the past 2 1/2 days curled up in my electric blanket blissfully reading about Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. If you are unfamiliar with Stephenie Meyer and her Twilight series of books I HIGHLY recommend you check them out. I have never in my life been so excited about reading. I started reading the first book after lunch on Thursday and I just finished the 3rd book a couple hours ago. I am trying very hard to fight the urge to run to the book store this very second to buy the 4th. I have a friend who has volunteered to lend me the 4th book if I can wait until tomorrow afternoon. I'm not sure I can wait that long.

Due to this unexpected change of plans I don't have a card ready to share yet but I did want to share some awesome sales and a little bit of exciting news.
If you are in the mood for some after Thanksgiving shopping there are several FABULOUS sales going on this weekend:

Jacksonbelle Embellishements: 20% everything in the store. Use coupon code THANK08 when you go through the checkout!

Queen Kat Designs: all of their stamp sets are 20%. Plus, use coupon code FSBDAY when you check out for free shipping!

Shimmerz: Did you know that Shimmerz now has their own store. This weekend is their grand opening and all Shimmerz is on sale.

Firecracker Designs by Pamela: Did you know that FCD now carries Shimmerz paint! Save 10% on all orders placed by Nov 30th using coupon code GIVETHANKS when you check out.
Also new at FCD: Subscriptions to RSM (Rubber Stamp Madness) The original rubber stamping magazine!! Now you can renew, or start a subscription just by clicking the "Get It" button on the Firecracker Designs site! *** Coupon is not available on Magazine Subscriptions. Sorry.

Oh and speaking of Shimmerz...I added a few new things over of my side bar *wink* --------->

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. I think I may have found a little of my mojo so check back in on Monday for a fresh new project! Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving!

Thanks for stopping by! We are doing a little bit of holiday travel the next couple days so I probably won't be posting again until at least Saturday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2008

DRS Blog Challenge #9

I spent a little time in my stamp room this weekend and I seem to be slowly finding bits and pieces of my mojo, Thank Goodness! I was really starting to getting worried that it was lost for good. Today is a DRS Designs blog challenge day. We do a different challenge ever other Monday and would love it if you would play along with us! This week we are on Challenge #9-Postage Frame Stamps! WOW, was this challenge! DRS Designs carry a ton of these awesome postage frame stamps that you can dress up any envelope with. They are all so cute I wish I had more of them. Our challenge for today was not to use them on an envelope though, the challenge is to use them on a card as the focal point. So, go ahead, pull out your postage frames and get to work!! Be sure to let us know if you participate by posting a link here so we can come visit you. If you post to an online gallery, be sure to use the keyword DRSC9 so we can find it!!!

To check out all of the cool postage frame stamps at DRS Designs click HERE.

Now onto my card...I only have a couple postage frame stamps so this was definitely a challenge!
I just went to the annual stamp expo they had here in town this weekend and I bought some felt snowflakes that I was just dying to use. I thought they went perfect with this postage frame stamp. The shimmery cardstock is just regular cardstock that I painted with Shimmerz Paint - Angel Wings. Beautiful shimmery cardstock in any color is simple with Shimmerz. All I did was paint the entire piece of cardstock with the paint. Then while it is still wet, I used a paper towel and rubbued over the entire piece of cardstock in a circular motion. This helps even out any brush strokes that you might have had from painting it on. Viola, shimmery cardstock in any color. After you rub the cardstock with the paper towel, the cardstock is ready to be stamped on. For my card I "shimmerized" the light purple background and both of the white pieces. I then stamped and or Cuttlebugged them. I love the gorgeous look that the Shimmerz gives!
I finished this card late last night and didn't have good light to photograph it. I had hoped for good light this morning but it is overcast and unfortunately, very snowy. Because of this I had to use the flash for my card instead of natural light. Sorry about that. If it brightens up later today I will try and take a better picture!

Supplies used: Stamps from DRS Designs, SU CS, Shimmerz paint - Angel wings, Felt Snowflake, MM brad, foam dimensionals, misc ribbon.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Check out this blog candy!

WOW! Check out the amazing blog candy that Debbie is giving away: