Friday, January 25, 2013

Blogger Pay It Forward

I've joined the Blogger's 2013 Creative Pay It Forward!!


The first 5 people to comment and leave their email and blog address, will receive from me, sometime in the calendar year, a small gift-perhaps a card, baked good,--something handmade by me....a surprise in the mail! 

There will be no warning, but once I know that the recipient has indeed received the surprise, I will blog about the gift I sent and count down the five surprises with all my blog readers!

The Catch:

Those 5 people will have to make the same offer on their blog!

Okay, so how fun is this?!! If you happen to be one of the lucky 5, I will be contacting you today to get your address-that way it will really be a surprise when it arrives! Thanks Amy@clippiedips for this wonderful idea!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Itty Bitty Card

Moxie Fab World is having several card challenges.  One is an itty bitty card challenge.  How big is an itty bitty card?  The rules say that it can not be bigger than 3" x 3".  So, here is my take on the itty bitty card for the Make an Itty Bitty Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

As you can see in the following picture, my card measures 2" x 2". 

And, here is the inside greeting............

Supplies used:

red cardstock - Bazzill Basics
gray/white stripe and gray lace (circle) - My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 3 - Ruby collection
red/white stripe (heart) - Bazzill Basics - Red Devil collection
Happy Valentine's Day stamp - Stampin' Up - Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
Sending all my love stamp - stash

I even made an itty bitty envelope!!!!

Are you ready to get your "itty bitty" craft on?

Friday, January 18, 2013

Bella Blvd Giveaway!!!

Stephanie Hunt, owner of Bella Blvd, is having a giveaway on her blog!  In fact, she is having 3(!) giveaways of some great Bella Blvd products.  This may be of interest to all my crafty peeps!  Even if you're not crafty, you can still enter to win.  And IF you win???  You could always give your prize to a crafty blogger (hint...hint....hint - and just in case you can't take a hint....that crafty blogger would be yours truly).  Just sayin'.   So run, don't walk, to Stephanie's blog and enter now!  Then go get your craft on!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sending You My Love

The Christmas decorations have been put away and now our thoughts turn to hearts, hearts, hearts! 

A favorite verse of mine from Proverbs is "A merry HEART doeth good like a medicine...." (Prov. 17:22).  How true!  Why not surprise a friend who is hurting (physically or emotionally) by sending her a Valentine to show how much you care.  I don't know about you but when I open the mailbox and see an envelope with a friend's handwriting, I immediately smile.  Someone has taken the time to mail me a blessing in the form of a handwritten note and that makes my heart merry. 

I started working on Valentines this week.  Here is one that I made for the Valentine swap that Bazzill Paper is sponsoring.

Actually, I made 11 of them!  Ten will be mailed to Bazzill for the card swap and one goes in my card "stash"....hmmmm, wonder who I need to mail it to?

Supplies used: 
striped ribbon  - Stampin' Up
Love stamp - Stampin' Up, You Are Loved stamp set
Red card stock - Bazzill Paper
Patterned paper - Bazzill Paper, Red Devil Collection
white button - stash

I am also entering this card in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge #62 - Hearts/Anything Goes

Valentine's Day will be here in 5 short weeks so........go get your craft on!