Friday, August 31, 2012

September SOTM Blog Hop & Friday Favorite Things!

Welcome to our CTMH Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring September's SOTM, which is called Fall Favorites, a homey, country tribute to fall with 11 stamps.  If you have come here from HELEN'S BLOG, you are on the right path! She also has a list of all the hoppers if you get lost. This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM (and other great CTMH products) on their blogs. Hopping is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This month I used a beautifully simple sketch from Retro Sketches to create my project. this set screams scrapbook to me, so I wanted to stretch and see what I could do that's not super Fall/Pumpkin Patch. I used a bit of the Woodgrain B&T from the new Dakota Paper Packet - I could buy a million sheets of this! I inked just the sunflower portion of the scarecrow image using my Whisper Pigment Ink square and colored it using my new Alcohol Ink Markers in Sweet Leaf, Goldrush, Honey, and Autumn Terracotta and Juniper (for a touch of blue in the grass at the bottom). Then I stamped my sentiment (from the National Stamping Month Special stamp set) in Autumn Terracotta Pigment ink over top of my frame image. I love how quickly these vibrant pigment inks dry!

My fancy frame is an Art Philosophy shape that comes in two layers, so I applied Almond Glitter Glitz all around the skinny outer layer. I trimmed a strip from the center of the fabulous new Burlap Ribbon and tied on a hemp bow. Did you know we can separate our hemp into strands pretty easily? I love the look of it all shredded apart and tied into a bow!

Now "Hop" on over to LISA'S BLOG to see her amazing work or scroll down for our Friday Favorite Things giveway for this week! Be sure to visit all the Consultants Blogs to soak in the great crafting and SOTM ideas! Remember, this SOTM can only be harvested until the end of September!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set for just $5 - and get your National Stamping Month Special Set too!!

I got really busy last week with canning, so I did not blog much,and I really missed y'all! So this week's Friday Favorite Things giveaway will be something I've been spending a lot of time with - a set of the new CTMH Alcohol Markers! Did you catch my tutorial on Alcohol Marker Blending?

If you win, I'll email you for your color choice and send you a 2 marker set of these fabulous new pens. They come in a two pack for less than the cost of one of those other, more famous alcohol markers, and color like a dream! Be sure to enter using the Rafflecopter below - each week's giveaway is a separate contest, and the winner is picked by the Rafflecopter widget.!

I'm also linking this card to 52 Card Pickup!

Good luck - and don't forget to hop onto LISA'S BLOG when you are done entering to win!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Friday Favorite Things!

Yee haw! This week's Friday Favorite Things Love Blooms Stamp set winner is Verdell! Congrats, and thanks to all y'all for linking up and making this so much fun! 

If you are a local follower, please note the Open House scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until September. Watch for the new details soon. I may move the Annual Clearance sale online!

 Also, a couple of quick reminders! The awesome Damask Bag promotion is almost sold out, so if you were thinking about joining my team (look below to see what you get for just $49 - retail value $280!), do it before CTMH runs out of that fab bag!  And there's only one week left to order your SOTM. Club gals, next month's packet is the Dakota papers as pictured above. Pages will be posted next week!

Oooh - I had a card chosen for the Fab Four at Playdate Cafe - so exciting! I can't wait to tackle that fab color combo they've got up for the next challenge.  I'll try to post this weekend for that and the next Friday Favorite Things giveaway. Thanks for stopping by - HAPPY FRIDAY!

Monday, August 20, 2012

10 Things...

This week's Monday Listicle over at Stasha's awesome blog is 10 things about a car. She just bought a new Toyota Minivan (totally jealous!) and  wrote a super funny list about buying a new car. Me...I'm driving a 2003 Honda Minivan. And most of the time, getting into this lovely vehicle makes me feel about like...well, like Max looks in that picture above where we'd made him ride in the car for two days to get to California. It's not that I hate my car...but there are many things about it that frustrate and annoy me.Combined with a complete inability of me to ever get to the carwash or clean it out lately, the van kind of looks like a small family of weird raisin-eating, diaper-wearing, coffee-addicted weirdos actually reside inside of it 24/7. So in honor of my sadly uncleaned out van, here's my listicle... 

Ten things I can see on the floor of my van but have not yet bothered to pick up. 
1. Six empty Starbucks cups. With three small boys, we believe strongly in having empty "emergency cups" in the van, but seriously...

2. Three half empty water bottles...which is probably why we need emergency cups.

3. One banana peel, because my four year old insists on peeling his own banana and then I can never find the peels until later. Much later. Hopefully never in this case...maybe John will "find it first"...

Not thrilled at the new jacket performance.
4.  6 hoodie jackets, assorted sizes. When we were in Seattle at the end of July my hubby learned why there's always an assortment of jackets in the car. You NEVER know when you'll need a jacket in the Pacific Northwest. Who cares that the day before was a lovely balmy 80 degrees? he took all the jackets out of the car to make room for the tent, and the next day we ended up at Target buying jackets for the whole family including my visiting 12 year old nephew from California who probably never even needs a jacket down in Bakershellfield because we woke up to a full on torrential downpour thunderstorm. Did I mention it was the end of July?

5. 1 pair of designer sunglasses belonging to said 12 year old nephew, which he left behind when he ran screaming home from our weird hippie-crunchy, Thomas-the-Tank-Engine-in-a-thunderstorm-visiting, only-whole-food-gluten-free-eating family of five. He probably ate three cheeseburgers and an entire pepperoni pizza when he got home. Maybe I'll keep never know, I might need sunglasses up here in the PacNW someday!

6. Twenty-five diapers left over from our camping adventure. Those will stay until they run out as my husband believes there should always be diapering supplies in the van so that he won't have to carry a diaper/supply bag when he takes the Terrific Trio out... especially since I refuse to pack one for him anymore. It's been 6 years. Pack you own bag! And stop texting me!

7. A single pair of Lego StarWars underpants. Hopefully clean, since I don't know why they are there...

8. About a zillion raisins, which are the only snack of choice of my oldest child. The other two are not quite as fond of the raisins, so they eat half and use the rest for projectiles and gravity based science experiments. Do I know that I could just not feed them in the car (see banana peel issue above)? Yes, yes I do...but vacuuming up inch thick raisins from the floor seems a small price to pay for the ten minutes of silence that snack-on-the-go seems to induce.

9. A really old women's group cookbook (we're talking 1920s) that I got from my friend Tina's awesome used book store where they measure things in vague terms and discuss cooking techniques that even google can't explain. If I ever get to understand the recipes, they sound delicious! I'm sure that studying them only in the car is super helpful.

10. A five pack of Spring Summer 2011 catalogs still in the wrapper. The boys are using it as a mini step stool to mess around with the non-functioning video player and air vents. I should just recycle them...but who can recycle such a cute baby?

So that's it...ok, if I'm being truthful, that doesn't even scratch the surface of what's on the floor (and in the back) of my van. Thank goodness Ben's preschool is coming to visit out HOME on Thursday and not our car, which I may park around the corner just to be safe! Maybe I'm not so jealous of your new ride, Stasha...I wouldn't want to mess up such a pretty vehicle. I figure I'll get my revenge on the boys by making them drive this when they are old enough. when they whine about driving a stinky, dirty old minivan, I can pull up this list and refresh their memories on how our poor old van got that way!

Don't forget I'm giving away that fab NEW Love Blooms stamp set this week - did ya enter yet? If not, what are you waiting for? You need to click into the Rafflecopter for each week's giveaway, even if you entered last week, so come on over and sign up to win! Remember, you get extra bonus entries if you PIN my infographic from my tutorial on easy alcohol marker coloring onto your Pinterest. And if you aren't on Pinterest yet...what are you waiting for? You're only going to love it and be totally addicted!

Thanks for stopping by to read my Listicle - don't forget to go check out the other bloggers at Stasha's site - hysterical!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Alcohol Marker Blending & the next giveaway!

I am off to Bend this weekend, and here's the swap card I did for my upline's fab team meeting. I used yet another completely adorable sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - I love their style! I also chose my colors from the new Play Date Cafe Color Challenge, so for me that's Autumn Terracotta, Honey, and my new favorite neutral, Slate
I used my It's Your Day National Stamping Month special set and my shiny new CTMH alcohol markers to add the stripes to my beloved Shimmer Tape. I stamped the tape with the bold strip image using a light pigment ink to mark the stripes, then colored it with my Honey (bottom) and Autumn Terracotta (upper stripes) markers. You can see that the top stripe is darker, and for that I just colored the striped three times instead of once to layer on the additional color. How fun is that?

The main sentiment image is from one of the Cricut Artiste coordinating sets. I inked it in Slate ink, then stamped it onto the Dotty background image from It's Your Day to add the texture before stamping it onto White Daisy CS. Of course, I couldn't resist adding that little giggly [Tee-Hee] to my Hello bubble. [Tee-Hee]
Like my new Infographic? Pin me to win!
I used some tips from this fab You Tube video by Aimee Noel  when shading my butterflies for this project. If you are new to Alcohol Markers, watch the video. I learned that we need to shake the markers before coloring! I added three or so layers of color to each butterfly, using both Autumn Terracotta Markers and the Honey Marker to shade them. Each time I added color I used the lightest color as a blending pen to smooth the color across the image. When I was happy with the shading, I stamped over the top with the scripty corner image from the Scroll WOTG using Sunset Pigment Ink. I used the Autumn terracotta Marker to color in my plain sparkles as well, changing them to a soft coordinating orange glow!

And since I'll be in Bend this weekend, I probably won't be blogging much, so I thought I'd better announce the next Friday Favorite Things giveaway today! I'll be giving away a brand new C1511 Love Blooms Stamp set for one lucky Stamping Friend next Friday. 

That's it for me, as I've got a 6:30 a.m. carpool to Bend...hope you have a giggling good time this weekend - I know I will! [Tee-Hee]

Friday Favorite Things!

Good morning, Stamping Friends! Welcome to our second Friday Favorite Things giveaway! This weeks winner of the Convention Layout Kit with the beautiful Autumn Lane Accessories pack is

Congrats, Candra! Your fab prize package should hit the PO this weekend!
Today my Favorite Thing is the National Stamping Month It's Your Day Stamp Set!  I can't put it down. I want to add those bold stripes and polka dots to everything I'm stamping lately. And it's only $5 - that's crazy! I think one of my favorite images is a silly little sentiment that reads [TEE-HEE]. Just typing it here makes me giggle - who says Tee Hee out loud? It's like a fresher LOL, which if you know me on FB I use waaaaay to much, almost as much as I say "Dude!" in real life. You can take the girl out of California... 
But seriously, this set is sweet, sassy, and pure positivity! 

Did you check out the fab BLOG HOP we did with this enormous Double D set? I've got another card made with this set (and a super cool Shimmer tape alteration!!) but not photographed yet. For now I've got to buzz out to the farm for some green bean picking.  I just knew that y'all would want to know who won this week's Friday Favorite Thing! So check back later for a fab sparkly card done with this set and  I'll post the next giveaway this weekend. 

Thanks for all the comments and follows this week. My email has been a LOT more fun to read.  
I think y'all are my real Friday Favorite Thing! [Tee-Hee]

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Convention Layout Kit Giveaway!

Isn't this just a beautiful layout? It's one of the MANY beautiful projects CTMH designed for us to make at convention this year. As a Create n Take helper I was lucky enough to get to make this layout at home the week before convention - but without the markers and Autumn Lane Accessories, which we colored the roses and popped the finishing touches on the Layouts right at the beginning of Create N Take. It's got two of the new smaller Flip Flaps on there (where you can see the shine showing) so you can tuck more personal journaling or extra pictures behind some of the 3x3 squares. That's why I've got an extra kit to share with one lucky Stamping Friend!
How cute is this circle embellishment? You punch pairs of 1 1/4" circles and fold the edges in on the top layer. We found that it's easier to do that if you cut a scrap of CS or desk pad to 7/8" and use that as a guide to fold in the edges. Then you adhere the folded circle to it's partner and line them up - adorable!!

Here's a closer look at the marker coloring we did (in 30 seconds, lol) with our Cotton Candy alcohol Marker pair right before Create n Take started. They literally had us scribble like a preschooler with the lighter color - so much fun! We came back in and scribbled around the edges with the darker marker of the pair and then we used the lighter color like a blending pen to soften those lines. It literally took seconds and came out beautifully! 

A few of tips for these new not-like-Copic markers - make sure you've got plenty of desk pad or scratch paper under the image you are coloring, as the markers bleed through a lot. Try to keep the marker tip to paper contact at a minimum so you aren't wasting ink and letting the alcohol based ink just soak through lickety split. And use the Pigment ink pad to stamp your images before coloring for best results!

Ready to win? I've got a precut kit of these two pages and a Full Autumn Lane Assortment for one lucky Stamping Friend! Make sure you click on the Rafflecopter buttons below to be entered for each item you've completed, whether you did it today or not. Thursday night I'll let Rafflecopter choose a winner to be announced on my Friday Favorite Things post! Good luck!!

That's the story of this layout - thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Celebrate National Stamping Month Blog Hop!

Welcome to our National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  We will be featuring the special DOUBLE sized It's Your Day stamp set. You'll love this double set (2 D-sized stamp sets in one envelope) of totally trendy images that celebrate who you are and your day to day activities!  If you have come here from ELIZABETH'S BLOG, you are on the right path!

This month we have 40+ Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this special National Stamping Month stamp set on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I found this Hot Pink six opening 4x6 frame at Target on the cheap. I knew it would work great with the sheet of Chalkboard paper I won at Convention in Dallas! I trimmed the self adhesive chalkboard paper to into six 4x6 pieces and decorated each piece with the It's Your Day stamps, my new Pigment Ink stacks and Alcohol Markers, and lots of sparkles and silver glitter glitz. I have individual close ups of each section below, plus my Friday Favorite Things giveaway button, so please scroll down if you want to see more. Otherwise you can hop on over to SHERI'S BLOG to see her fabulous project!

Since my frame was Hot Pink (I know the pics came out really red, but it's more of a raspberry hot pink), I went with the new color combo from Play Date Cafe - bright pink, orange, and yellow. I knew they would pop against the black of the chalkboard and the white of the Artiste Cricut letters I cut. Some of the pieces I stamped right onto the Chalkboard paper with pigment inks, and some I stamped onto scrap White Daisy Cardstock and cut out. For my Sparkly WISHES word I covered the letters in Silver Glitter Glitz. I've found that if you do a really thin base coat and let that dry for a few minutes it makes the surface of the letter more rough, which allows a thicker coat of glitz to adhere without shrinking in and leaving bare patches.

Most of the writing on my board so far is with the new Chalk Marker, which is not technically erasable. However...I did find that if you have a stray mark or need to remove the Chalk Ink from the chalkboard paper, the new Alcohol blending pen did a decent job of lifting off the bulk of the chalk ink, and a swab dipped in alcohol helped clean up any stray traces. So I feel comfortable writing some of my probably every day things on this reminder board. I also used the Days of the Week reminder stamps to create my numbered bullet points by inking only the frame of the stamp and not the little weekday name words inside. The little Pigment ink squares are very easy to control!

I stamped the heart images here and covered them with Silver Glitz. Details were added with the Chalk Marker, which doesn't have a fine tip but can write quite tiny if you are careful.
This board will hang next to our calendar, so the FAMILY section will be for special outings and family time, not appointments.

Here's where I got busy with my new Black pigment ink and Alcohol markers. Each tiny butterfly was colored with the new markers, and about half of them were stamped with the washi tape type pattern images in Black before coloring. They literally only had to dry for a minute (no heat setting) and then I was ready to color! I love how you can layer on up to three shades darker with the markers, and the alcohol blender worked well for blending and erasing.

This title was my favorite when it was done. It's the same 3/4" Artiste font, which is just the right size for filling in with the medium Sparkles! I coated the letters with Silver glitz first so the white wouldn't show between the gemstones. Then I carefully applied the gems right on top of the glitz.

I'm linking this to the Get Your Craft On DIY Linky Party as well, because that is where you should go to find many more fabulous altered DIY projects.

Here's a good spot to "Hop" on over to SHERI'S BLOG to continue finding more "It's Your Day" crafty fun! Be sure to visit all the Consultants Blogs to soak in the fab ideas! Remember, this huge double stamp set is just $5 with minimum purchase!  Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to get yours today!

Here are some more projects I have made using this set...

And here's this weeks Friday Favorite Things Giveaway Prize!

 This week's prize is a pre-cut kit to make this beautiful 2 page layout designed by CTMH's art department including the full sized Autumn Lane Accessories assortment! I'll do a better post on the pages later this week. Hope you'll enter to win...and then don't forget to continue hopping on to SHERI'S BLOG to see her fabulous project!

Thanks for hopping by!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Ten Things My Parents Did Right...

Ah, family! They are (ostensibly) the reason that we scrapbook, right? I scrap lots of pics of my crazy little wee ones hoping that someday they will look back at those pages and remember a happy childhood instead of running screaming towards therapy. No matter what we do as parents, for me at least, there's always that lingering doubt that I-am-royally-screwing-them-up-for-life... but really, no matter what we do as parents, children are resilient. They bounce back, they forgive our mistakes, and they love us. Just like I love my parents, and (I hope) you love yours.

So here's a list of 10 Things My Parents Did Right, thanks to Stasha over at The Good Life. As ever, she's got a fab topic, and there are a plethora of awesome lists over there, so grab yourself a nice hot cuppa and some chocolate (and maybe some tissues) and check them out!

1. My parents taught me manners. Sometimes as I'm trying to do the same for my boys I despair and wonder how in the world they got four children all just about a YEAR apart to do anything politely. Or just anything...

2. They scraped to give us opportunities. Like the flute they miraculously managed to afford so a super shy 4th grader could start lessons in school, even though our family is not musically inclined...nor should they have been able to afford looking back with clearer hindsight. 

3. My parents taught us to appreciate what we have. We weren't well off, and we often didn't have the coolest, latest thing. But we had plenty, and we appreciated it, a lot. Maybe not so much as we were whining about wanting whatever we wanted at the moment, but even now I find myself counting my blessings and knowing that we are so lucky, even when times are tough and there's not enough sleep/coffee/silence to think straight. 

4. My parents respected me. When I said I wanted to be a music teacher, my dad talked to me about why I was choosing that path and respected what I was deciding to do. Was he worried that say, five years after graduating I'd find that being a specialist teacher in a time when schools are struggling and budgets are being cut repeatedly that I might find myself pondering a shiny new nothing-to-do-with-music-education career path? Sure...and he was right. But he say my passion and let me pursue it. Where I am today - my husband, my life, my littles - all came from that decision to pass up the full ride for anything but music to UCLA and work it out to go to the private college and study music instead. And that's something I can't regret. Music Theory Class...well, that's best forgotten.

5. They taught us to share. Everything. Shoes. Clothes. Toys. Beds. I need the secret, so we no longer need three Leapsters in one household to keep the peace, so everyone can hold one while they crowd around and watch Ben play Batman, the one cartridge they all agree is the best.

6. They gave me siblings. Fabulous, awesome siblings who I love dearly with all my heart, no matter how much we fought as kiddos. I'm desperately hoping every day that my boys will be close when they grow up, as close as me and my sister Heidi, who I talk to almost every day even though we live thousands of miles apart. 

7. They made us walk. OK - maybe that's cause we couldn't afford to drive sometimes, but whatever. We walked everywhere. We walked a lot. Sometimes my dad made all four of us hold hands - embarrassing, right? sometimes we walked into the woods and didn't come back fro a while...a long while. But now I say those are some of my favorite memories. And I need to take my littles for more walks.

8. They encouraged me to read. I was a voracious reader. I was the kid who checked out three books from the school library in the morning before school so I could bring some back at afternoon recess and bring more home for the evening. I'm passing that love of book on to my boys.

9. They helped us take care of ourselves. I was making french toast by the time I was in 4th grade. I left home knowing how to cook, how to do laundry, how to make a bed (even though you'd never guess that since it's pretty much never made now), how to take care of myself. Self reliance is a pretty cool thing!

10. They told us that they loved us everyday, no matter what. And that's something I'm making sure I do every day with my littles. We end each day with "Favorite Things", a quiet minute or two with each boy getting full attention while they make a list of the things that were awesome that day. Then while they know I am completely paying attention and I know they are listening, I tell them that I love them to the moon and back, no matter what, even when they have time-outs, or bite their brother. I know my parents loved me - and I want mine to know the same thing, without a doubt.

Thanks, Stasha, for another awesome topic...and the journaling done for a page I should make and send to my parents. I love Monday Listicles

OK, scrappers - I missed posting the new Friday Favorite Things Giveaway last night because I was literally stamping until 2 a.m.working on the new workshops and the bloghop for tomorrow night. So here it is... 

I know, I need a pic of the Layout Kit I'm giving away, and I promise to post it tomorrow. The rafflecopter will stay open through Thursday at midnight EST, and the winner will be posted Friday. Now I'm off to love on my kiddos! Thanks for stopping by to read my novel listicle!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fab Friday Freebie Winner!

And the winner of the first Stamping Rules Fab Friday Freebie is

LeighAnne Scherer!

Was that fun? Let's do it again! I'll be posting next Friday's prize on Sunday's post, so check back next week to enter again. Thanks a bunch, Stampin' Friends...You Rule!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Just biking by to say "Hi!"

Ah - traveling was fun, but hanging at home in the Stamp Pad has it's benefits having access to everything a girl could want to get her stamp on! So far today I've made chicken stock, GF snickerdoodles, whipped up this card using the new Freshly Made Sketch and Color Throwdown colors, took the littles to the park so I could stitch quietly to my heart's content, and now I'm blogging my way through a naptime/Moondough/Leapster quiet time...
I used the new Clementine papers and the not quite yet available It's Your Day National Stamping Month double stamp set special. I love the bold patterns in that set - reminds me of washi tape, only you can stamp it anywhere and never run out! So the Chevron and Dotty banners are stamped, and the other patterns are Clementine. I inked the "Hello, Life" image just on the edges to stamp the dotty border only onto my circle focal point, and popped up the little "Hi!" bubble. I stamped the bicycle over the sentiment circle and added Stardust Glitter Glitz and Liquid Glass to highlight the bicycle parts. Then I stitched some freehand swirls around the stamped hearts and accented the hearts with a swoop of Glitter Glitz. 
Isn't this set just adorable? It becomes available on August 15th, and even better it's just $5 for TWO D-sized stamp sets (that's $35.50 retail). Amazing!! It even coordinates with the new Artiste Cricut Cartridge. Life is good...
One more peek behind the scenes...Have you even, oh, say, laid your freshly completed card into a extra puddle of Liquid Glass and made a sad smudge on the back of your pretty card? Here's how I covered that up on the back of my little bicycle card. Hooray for scraps!!

OK - time for me to ride off into the sunset (or at least to storytime), so one more reminder about my awesome Convention exclusive stamp set giveaway. It ends on FRIDAY, so get your entries in ASAP...and look for the announcement tomorrow night!

See ya back here tomorrow for our first ever Fab Friday Freebie!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Convention Round Up - Are you in it to win it?

Yee Haw! I figured today on sharing a few of the card projects that we made at Convention in Dallas. OK, I didn't actually make one single, solitary project while we were in Dallas...but that's not CTMH's fault! Actually, my card from yesterday was made with pieces I stole from another pre-cut card CTMH had designed, but I made other plans for the pieces! For these three cards I managed to pretty much follow directions,though I did bling up that center card a bit with my new pardner, Shimmer Trim
The first card is a bitty 4x4 card,just right for tucking into a present or gift bag. See that fabulous swoopy edge? This is one of the MANY new cards you can cut off the new CTMH exclusive Artiste cricut cartridge! I added a Flirty Raspberry backing to the little heart cut out and some sparkles to the sentiment (also cut on the Artiste) but otherwise I swear I followed the directions!
I also followed instructions here on this sweet Pun Fun Turtle card (other than some extra Slate distressing...but that doesn't count, does it?) 

Look at that adorable Shimmer Trim ruffle...with the adhesive backing, making ruffles with this new trim is so easy to do!
There was some instructional departure here, when I backed the Flirty Raspberry squares with Shimmer trim instead of just leaving it white. This is MUCH easier to do on a nice simple rectangle than it was on the swoopy frame from earlier this week. I didn't even need to patch it with Silver Glitter Glitz - just line up the strips and you are golden...or silver in this case!
Finally, here is a picture of the Rootin' Tootin' Convention exclusive Stamp set I'm giving away this week. How cute are those boots? Anyhow, if you havent' entered yet, no time like the present!  Please feel free to pass the entry news along to your friends and stampy buddies. If this one goes well, I'm hoping to start doing one every week! Tweet it, FB share it, pas it along - the more the merrier!
Now to find a good punny name for my weekly giveaway...Thanks for stomping by!


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