Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Christmas Eve! (a little early)

I'm posting this a few hours early because I have an appointment at 7am in the morning (which is when I usually do my blog posting) to give blood at the annual Christmas Eve blood drive that they have here in Madison. My sister and I are trying to make this a tradition. Last year we chose late afternoon appointments and we waited FOREVER so this year we decided to take the first ones of the day...what in the world were we thinking. It sounded good several months ago when we scheduled the appointments but now that it is almost here, the thought of getting up and out of my house by 6:30am sounds near impossible. Wish me luck!

Today I have another card that I made using the QKD butterfly stamp. Just like yesterday's card, I was going for a crisp, clean, simple look. I think I got that with this card. I was actually really pleased with how this one turned out. What do you think?Supplies used: Stamps from Queen Kat Designs, SU CS, Sharpie marker, Hero Arts self adhesive gems, Cuttlebug folder.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!!! Thanks for stopping by!


and please don't come back ...EVER. We have gotten way way too much snow already this year. After getting more than a foot of snow in the past week they are calling for 4-6 more inches tonight and 4-6 more inches tomorow. To make it even worse our temperatures are still sub zero. Thank Goodness we are escaping on Friday to Florida for a warm and sunny family vacation!
Until then I'm going to continue to dream of my favorite things about summer...warm temperatures, sun, and butterflies! You all know that butterfly stamps are my absolute favorite, and I have a bunch of new butterflies that I haven't even inked up yet so starting today I am going to share a few butterfly cards to help boost my attitude until I can leave this frozen state for the sunny beaches of Florida.
For today's card I was going for clean and simple. This butterfly was just calling for me to cut it out and pop it up, LOL!

Supplies used: Stamps from Queen Kat Designs, SU CS, Basic Grey DP, Hero Arts black rhinestones, Bic marker.

Thanks for stopping by today! Even though we are going on vacation, I'm hoping to have blog posts scheduled while I am gone.
Oh and don't forget Jacksonbelle Embellishments will be hosting some awesome New Year's Eve challenges that you won't want to miss! I will have those scheduled to post also!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 22, 2008

DRS Blog Challenge #11

It's time for another DRS Designs blog challenge!!
Tis the season for......BLING!!! Yes, you guessed it today's challenge is all about bling!!! We would love for you to play along with our challenges and I'm pretty sure almost everyone can play along with this one...you can use jewels, sparkly paper, shiny ribbon...whatever you consider bling goes!!! If you play, please come back and leave a direct link to your project. If you upload to an online gallery, please use the keyword DRSC11. There are no time limits and anyone can play. Don't have any DRS Designs images yet (because they are in the mail right?!) that's ok, you can still play! Tell a friend...the more the merrier!

Check out the awesome inspiration from the rest of the design team at the DRS Designs blog.

Here is my bling-filled card:Supplies used: Stamp from DRS Designs, SU CS, Basic Grey DP, SU ribbon, Michael's self adhesive rhinestones.

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

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Jacksonbelle Embellishments!

Lindsey announced her new Jacksonbelle Embellishments DT yesterday, and I'm excited to say that my name is on the list! WOOHOO!!!!!

If you aren't familiar with Jacksonbelle Embellishments I highly recommend you drop whatever you are doing and "run" to her store, LOL! Lindsey carries pretty much all of my favorite products...Inkadinkado, Shimmerz, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, May Arts, October Afternoon and lots, lots more. It is a one stop shopping experience. You can find everything you need there, plus all orders over $75 have free shipping! Oh and I forgot to mention that the service is unbeatable. Lindsey is a dear and she ships really fast!


Congrats to all the other wonderful ladies who’ve also landed on the team — I am humbled to be included in such an awesomely talents group of ladies.

The Jacksonbelle Embellishments design team:

Maren Benedict

Melissa Bove

Jennifer Buck

Jill Dunn

Heather Lee-Reppen (that's me)

Kimberly O’Rosky

AJ Otto

Kisa Peters

Shannan Teubner

Michelle Woerner

Then of course the executive team:

Rachel Baird

Lynda Benden

Beth Thomas

Our first team challenge will be a fun New Year’s Eve party!!! There will be lots of fun and prizes! The details will follow soon!!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Sale at Firecracker Designs!!!!

There is a sale going on at Firecracker Designs ... from now until Christmas Day you can take 5$ off every order over $15.00!! Use coupon code: 5$OFF (all one word)!

Hope you are all having a wonderful day! It is freezing cold here (wind chill temps as low as -30) so I am stamping in my pjs all day. I don't go out in weather like this!