Friday, November 30, 2007

Today is it! - 10,001 Hits!

Today, November 30, 2007 is the officially day in which my blog counter crossed the magic number of 10,001.

Back at the end of October, I had a guessing game in which I ask my readers to guess the date I would hit 10,001. A mere five weeks later this event has happened. It was a close race - there were 37 entries.

Paula guessed Nov 29/07. (Just one day too short!)
Angel Wilde guessed Dec 1/07.
Linda guessed Dec 2/07.

The winner is:
Angel Wilde said...
I am going to say December 1st! Great going! I love guessing games!

Angel Wilde is the winner of her choice of Hanna Stamps (there is a release next Friday, December 7th). Angel email me at and let me know if you would like one of the current 3 sets or if you want to wait to see the next release. Regardless, once you have picked I will get Kristi your order and she will send it to you directly.

Thanks so much for all your hits. I personally didn't expect that the 2,700 hits would come in so fast but I attribute that too being on the Hanna Stamps Design Team, having Allison advertise my blog candy on her blog and our recent Thankful for Hanna stamp give away courtesy of Kristi and Hanna Stamps. Plus I think now that the wedding is over I've been crafting more.

Ian is away until Dec 11th for work so I've lots of time these next 2 weeks for xmas projects and lots of crafting. I'm so excited but can't decide what to do first.

Happy Crafting Weekend!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Last Stamp Club for 2007

I did a One Sheet Wonder or OSW tonight with my stamp club. We used SU! Peaceful Wishes with the ink colors: always artichoke, real red and chocolate chip. The papers used to create the 10 cards included whisper white, always artichoke, real red, chocolate chip and mellow moss. I used the template pattern from SCS from this post from flowerbugnd1 and altered it just slightly for my club. The following are cards #6-10 - I will post cards #1-5 later. I keep the cards simple with no embellishments so the girls could easily recreate some quick cards for all those people they need to give a card to but don't appreciate or understand what goes into handmade. (p.s. I think tomorrow - Nov 30 is the big day when I hit 10,001 hits!)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I'm an elf

I used the name Shannon Tompkins! Its funny that it has Mini in it considering my husbands love for his 2005 Mini Cooper S.

Your Elf Name Is...

Ditzy Mc Mini

Sunday, November 25, 2007

We are the Champions!

It has been a long time coming and I'm proud to be from Saskatchewan. Ok - I don't live in that province anymore but I'll always bleed GREEN and today makes being green worth it. Let's hope it doesn't take another 18 years to win one!

Thankful for Hanna - Blog Candy winner

It's time to announce the winner of my blog candy - "Thankful for Hanna"! This is the full set that the blog candy winner has won. Kristi will send you the set directly from the Hanna Stamps store. Though it hasn't been released yet!

I used to generate a number from 1 to 124. (I've never had 124 comments - thanks for all the visits!)

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2007-11-26 04:25:28 UTC

The winner is:
Nancy said...

I am thankful for the love and support of friends and family!

November 22, 2007 4:03 PM

I'm so excited to see it is a fellow Calgarian and someone who has been reading my blog since I first created it.

Nancy, please email me your address. I know I should know it but I just know my way there not the address!

Look for 'Things Hanna Would Say' to be released in early December.

Also - I have 9,532 hits as of this post. Looks like 10,001 might happen really soon!!!!

Thankful for Hanna! - Blog Candy

Note: This post will remain at the top of my blog until the blog candy is drawn for!

Look at this preview of a new not yet released Hanna Stamps set! It's a set of 28 sentiments and it contains 'All Things Hanna would say!' This set will be released at the next Hanna Stamps release. I don't even have it in my hands yet.

Would you like to win this set?

Since it's Thanksgiving today for all my American readers (As Canadians, we celebrated Thanksgiving in October, so I'm at work today!) Because of it being Thanksgiving, the Hanna Stamps Design Team is asking what are you Thankful for. Please leave me a comment tell me what you are thankful for and you could win this set. Blog candy will be drawn for using random number generator on Sunday evening at 9 pm MST. Only one entry per person. Kristi will then send the set to you directly!

I have to say I am thankful for my new husband, my whole family and new in-laws, good friends, stamp and blog friends, and definitely my 14yo cat, Missie who gives the best cuddles!

Be sure to stop by Kristi's blog as she has a set to give away with also the listing of the other Design Team members that are offering up a set.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Update on 10,001 Hits

9,252 hits right now ..... 10,001 isn't far away. I think having a Hanna Stamps giveaway just upped that hit counter.

Won't be long now and someone else is going to win a Hanna Stamps set.

Kristi opened up the new website for Hanna Stamps. Make sure to check it out - it looks great!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Snowflake Butterfly

The last picture from my bad photo set up. This snowflake used the glue pad then I dumped Martha Stewart Blue Topaz glitter on it. I really like how it turned out. Make sure to enter to win a free Hanna Stamps set on this post. Also, I am at 9,100 hits this morning so it won't be long and I'll be hitting the 10,001 mark and giving away a Free Hanna set to one of my readers from the guessing game.

Stamps: Botanical Snowflake - Old Island Stamp Company, Butterfly snowflake - Hero Arts
Ink: Glue pad, Versamagic dew drop Aegan Blue
Paper: PTI white
Patterned Paper: K&Co Costco slab
Accessories: Blue Bayou double stitched ribbon, Martha Stewart Blue Topaz glitter

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanks for the support

I didn't get the best picture of this one layer card but I think I have my lights and set up for pictures perfected now.

I made this card as a thank you for my family and friends that helped me raise over $4,100 for the 2007 Weekend to End Breast Cancer where I walked 60km on July 27-28. I think my blisters are finally healed. Right now, I plan to be on the volunteer crew for the 2008 walk however, I may change my mind and walk again.

Stamps: Hope is - SU (retired), Thanks for your support! - Amuse
Ink: Versamagic dew drop Pixie Pink, SU regal rose, Versafine black onyx
Paper: Natural White
Accessories: none

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rudolph with your nose so bright!

This reindeer stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms. I just got my first stamps from them last week and I love them. I picked up the Rudolph stamp from the Art Market this past weekend in Calgary as Old Island Stamp Company was there. I thought it would go with any reindeer stamps that I have and I have a couple!

Stamps: Reindeer - Cornish Heritage Farms; Rudolph - Old Island
Paper: old olive, real red, chocolate chip, natural white
Patterned Paper: Figgy Pudding (6x6) - Basic Grey
Ink: Pallete Noir, SU markers, real red
Accessories: real red brads, ticket corner punch, hodgepodge hardware, xmas red stickles, ice crystal stickles

Monday, November 19, 2007

Rider Pride

It is with great excitement that I post about the Saskatchewan Roughriders going to the Grey Cup. I image my American reader have no clue what I am talking about but my Canadian reader think I'm a nutty girl but once a Saskatchewan girl always a Saskatchewan girl. The Grey Cup is the Superbowl of the CFL (Canadian Football League) and Saskatchewan fans are the craziest. The Riders will be meeting the Winnipeg BlueBombers in the final on Sunday with a kickoff of 4pm MST. It will be a great game! Below are a few pictures of crazy Rider fans all decked out in Green and White. I don't know these people just got the images off the Rider website.

Gainer the Gopher (mascot)

Crazy Fans

Friday, November 16, 2007

Friendship is the sweetest

This was the thank you card that I put together for the 9 people that came to my Calgary bridal shower. I was slow at getting it out but they went out last week. I really like the font on the PaperTrey stamps and how great they go with this flowered paper that is part of the K&Co slab from Costco.

Stamps: Borders&Corners-Oval and Green Thumb - Paper Trey
Paper: regal rose, PTI white, certianly celery
Patterned paper: K&Co slab from Costco
Ink: chocolate chip
Accessories: prima, Dots&Dashes ribbon from Mike's, bling from dollar bin

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Getting closer to 10,001

Did you know that I am just 1,625 hits away from getting to 10,001 hits?

Then I'll be able to go back to my blog candy guessing game and give away a Hanna Stamps set to someone.

The 10,001 hits would have made a good bday present on Friday but I don't think it will happen then.

To see what I am talking about, check out this post - you can also check on your guess.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Rainy Day Sneak Peek

This is the newest Hanna Stamps set that will be released this Friday, November 16th. Friday is also my birthday! I'll be 29 (um again) - I actually prefer to call it my 3rd annual 29th birthday. It is also the 1st anniversary of my engagement to Ian, who is now my husband. We got engaged last year in Puerto Vallarta on my birthday (which if your counting was my 30th) - it was a fantastic trip and I had no idea that we would be engaged.

Back to Hanna, this is the 3rd set by Kristi Ferro and her illustrator - they have so many more amazing things planned. I can't decide which set so far is my favorite but this one with the little worm is to die for!

Make sure to check out the sneak peeks from the other Hanna Design Team members. All the blog addresses are on my sidebar on the right.

Stamps: Rainy Day - Hanna Stamps
Ink: Palette Noir
Paper: card base - white cardstock from PaperTrey, certainly celery, natural white
Patterned paper: K&Co slab from Costco
Accessories: polka dot ribbon from Mike's $1 bin from the spring ($1.50 for us Cdn)

Friday, November 9, 2007

Wedding Pictures from CD1

Over the next couple weeks I am going to upload a few pictures from each of the CD that we got from our photographer that hold our wedding photos. There are 8 CD's in total and 620 pictures. So, you can see why I can only do a few from each CD. CD 1 holds pictures 1-79 and is all about getting ready from makeup time to getting to the church. My photographer was Virginia Booth of Hot Shoe Photography. I can not say enough good things about Virginia. She made the day fun and getting our picture taken enjoyable. I for one do not like a camera in my face!

The Dress

The Hair

The Makeup

Maid of Honor, Carmen

Getting Dressed

Something Borrowed (My Grandmothers wedding rings from 1949, she had them packaged in the original jewelry box!)

The Shoes

Almost ready to go ....

A little nervous ....

The Men, Ian and his bodyguard (I mean Best Man), Nick

Groom's flower

Groom's cufflinks (a present from his bride)

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Blue Birds

This is the last card in my pre-loaded posts. I better get stamping or taking pictures tonight. I do have some things I can take a picture of from the wedding and an altered tin that I realize I never have posted and I made it in April!

This card was made as a thank you for my step-mom. The paper did all the work here. The blue birds are from the new Basic Grey, Periphey line.

Stamps: Garden Silhouttes - SU!
Ink: always artichoke
Paper: always artichoke, bliss blue (retired), Periphey 6x6 Basic Grey pad
Accessories: bazzil mono brads - green, Prima waffle flowers

Monday, November 5, 2007

Dare to be Fabulous

I made this card using embossing resist brayered with the cotton candy spectrum pad. Though on this sample, the colors ran together a lot and it just looks like regal rose. This card was made for my stamp club that was held at the end of October.

Supplies - all Stampin' Up
Stamps: Dare to be Fablous
Paper: glossy, regal rose, pretty in pink
Ink: cotton candy spectrum, regal rose, versamark
Accessories: irridescent ice embossing powder, fire rhinestone brad, ticket corner punch
Technique: Embossing Resist

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Pretty Mommy

This is the card we gave to Ian's Mom along with her necklace and earrings. I didn't make a new card from my Mom rather I got a card from my stash I knew she would like. I've posted it before. click: here

Stamps: SU - Seaside Sketches
Paper: Stardreams Lilac color
Patterened Paper: can't remember I got it around Mother's Day when Moments was closing
Ink: Versafine black onyx
Accessories: Primas, flower centers from dollar store, SU chalks for coloring in image, ribbon from Michaels

Friday, November 2, 2007

Up for a guessing game? 10,001 Hits?

11/3/07 ETA: Thanks for playing - The guessing game is closed. I will announce the winner when I hit 10,001 blog hits!

ETA: This post will remain on top until November 2 which is also the closing date of this guessing game. I figured I should pick a closing date of the game so as I near 10,001, people still wouldn't be guessing.

My blog hits this morning were at 7,130. They have come a long ways since I started my blog in January being a very unknown stamper.

Are you up for a little guessing game that would end up with the winner getting a little candy? blog candy that is .......

The person that can guess the closest to the date to when my blog hits 10,001 hits will win their choice of set from Hanna Stamps. If there is more than one correct entry the names will be put into a draw for the stamp set.

So, what is your guess?

Also, my 'Tis the season' sneak peak card will be delayed from tonight as I've just gotten tickets to the Calgary Flames game tonight against the Minnesota Wild.

Cherish in Blue

This is a one layer card that I wiped up about 10 minutes before my stamp club was suppose to be here as I figured we didn't have enough to do for 1.5-2 hours. This design was actually stuck in my head. I think I may have seen something similar on a blog I read but I didn't flag it so not sure who to give credit too. I think this would look really good in Xmas colors as well.

Supplies - all Stampin' Up
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Natural White
Ink: soft sky, blue bayou, not quite navy
Accessories: soft sky double stitched ribbon

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Wild about You Toppper

I'm at home today as I'm not feeling very well. I had a flu shot on Monday and my arm has had a red welt on it all week where the temperature was much higher at the needle area. Probably a bit of an allergic reaction. Today I woke up not feeling well, achy etc. So, I stayed home. I'm feeling better now - tomorrow is my Friday off so my weekend is under way now.

Supplies - all Stampin' Up
Stamps: Wild About You, canvas background
Paper: river rock, really rust, more mustard
Ink: river rock, really rust, more mustard, black
Accessories: signo white gel pen, paper piercer
Technique: paper piecing