Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Giveaway - Celebrate

Hello everyone!! Sorry I have been away from the blog for so long. My family traveled to Oklahoma for the holidays and where we are staying there is (was) no internet connection. if you follow me regularly you will already know this about this dreadful situation. (haha) I usually go to Starbucks and do my blog postings but I have been here alone with my kids (hubby has been busy working in Minnesota) and haven't really wanted to drag them all to Starbucks posts. BUT today........wait for it....... internet was installed!!!! WOO HOO!! So expect to get regular posts for the rest of my visit here. (aren't you super excited to hear this?! LOL)

Today I have my newest Crafter's Companion project to share with you. I have been DYING to share these new SWALK Winter Stamp Sets with you. They are just so wonderful I know you will love them as much as I do. I was immediately drawn to the Celebrate Stamp Set. As soon as I got my stamps I rushed over to my craft table and stamped out this image. I colored it with my Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers. I even pretended they were my husband and I and colored their hair to match our hair color!! LOL I just had to add some Stickles to the image for that little extra bit of sparkle.

For my sentiment I pulled some alpha stickers from my stash. I used two different sets. I love to do this because it adds extra interest to the card and it helps me use up my stash. Don't you have a ton of alpha stickers just going to waste because you don't have enough of one set to write out your whole sentiment?? You should try mixing different sets on your next project! Finally, I decided to use pop dots on the letters that spelled out Happy to give some added dimension and added some dots made from Stickles to the letters that spelled out New Year because you just can't have enough sparkle. ha

So there you go, a card that I plan to use for New Years but a stamp set that could be used for any celebratory card!

Now for the great news....Crafter's Companion is having a giveaway of this exact stamp set! All you have to do is rush over there and leave a comment by Sunday night. They will post a winner on Tuesday. (you must be a U.S. resident to win) So hurry on over there and sign up!!

Don't forget that my blog candy giveaway ends TOMORROW so if you haven't already signed up for it you should do that before you go. You could be the lucky winner of the Crafter's Companion Ultimate Tool!!! I will be posting the winner on Christmas (hopefully). So plan to stop back by and see who won.

I hope you having a wonderful holiday season. Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Congrats on the internet hookup!! Great New Year's card. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  2. Yippee for internet!! Love your card, great alpha letters! So it is almost 11:00 pm... we just celebrated Xmas Eve with my Dad and Mom because My Hubby is working all day tomorrow. (Scored to very cool paper packs from Mom.)I am almost ready... Just need to wrap a few more goodies! But let me tell you I am BEAT! I have been running with not a spare second in between doing this and that!( I'm actually wondering if I will have a minute to enjoy the Holiday!) So anyways I hope you have a wonderful Holiday! I'm looking forward to another year of one-sided convos with you! Ha! I really enjoy them! Hugs to you my friend!

  3. oh i hated it when i have no internet(yeah i am addicted hihi) so i can understand how you feel!
    Lovely card you've made, cute!

  4. Congratulations on the internet hookup!
    Merry Christmas
    and A Happy New Year!!!

  5. Whoo Hoo... it's like not having a clock, so addicted to the internet! Glad your back online! Have a Happy, Happy Holiday!
    Crafty Hugs,

  6. It's so stressful to go with out a connection! Glad to hear you are able to get online without the kids getting all hyped up on caffeine! :D
    Love your pretty New Years card. You and DH look quite classy in your nice outfits!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  7. Great news about your internet connection! A blessed Christmas to you and your family! Patsy from

  8. This is so adorable! So glad you are finally able to connect :) I keep thinking I could go without but then I find myself drawn to the computer! Hope your Christmas was blessed!