Friday, November 11, 2011

Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge #150!

Happy Friday! It's time for another fabulous Taylored Expressions Sketch Challenge!!! You can find us over at Splitcoaststampers in the Taylored Expressions Forum. In fact, all you need to do is pop over to the TESC Sketch Challenge #150 Forum Thread for all the deets on this week's challenge!!

We're celebrating the 150th sketch challenge by offering 3 new full-size stamp sets (Thankful, Love Grows Here, and Labels of Love II) to 3 random winners!!! Yowser!!!

Each of the design team members is also sharing her favorite sketch. How do I pick just one???

Speaking of which, did you know you can download sketches 1 - 120 for handy reference? Yes, indeed... you'll find the links on the Taylored Expressions Blog.

Anyway, here is the one I picked, probably because I'm a sucker for square cards. ;)

Now on to this week's sketch... perfect for this adorable image Snow a la Carte!!

I cheated a little and replaced the sentiment oval with a snowflake cut from patterned paper with one of my Winter Wonderland Snowflakes dies.  The patterned paper is from the Season's Greetings 6 x 6 pad by Echo Park.

For lots of great inspiration, check out what the rest of the Sketch Crew has created!

This will be the last TE Sketch Challenge in 2011, as we'll be taking a break through the holidays. So be sure to join us for a chance to win one of the three fabulous stamp sets up for grabs!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Birthday Blog Hop!  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is excited to be celebrating four wonderful years! A fantastic group of Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps design team members, past and present, along with some special friends, have put together this fabulous Birthday Blog Hop to kick off a whole month of fun. We have 36 stops so the hop will take place over three days - feel free to take your time visiting each blog! You have until 11:59pm EST November 9th to leave comments on as many blogs as you can. On Saturday, November 12th, Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will announce FOUR winners (chosen at random from comments on random stops along the hop); each lucky winner will receive a prize package including stamps, dies, paper and twine valued at $40!

I am an SNSS Design Team alumnus. I am very fond of Korin (and SNSS) because she was the very first person to take a chance on me as a design team member. I was thrilled and honored beyond words, and I'll always be grateful! Happy Birthday Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps! May you celebrate many more!!!

If you have been following the hop you should have come from Jacquie Peifer's blog.  If you are only starting here, please head back to the SNSS blog and go from won't want to miss any stops along the way!  Also, don't forget to comment on as many stops as you can....the more comments the better your chance of winning one of the fabulous prize packs! :)

My card features the adorable snowman image from the Snow Special clear stamp set. I LOVE snowmen, and this one is extra cute, don't you think? He's paired with patterned paper from the Season's Greetings collection by Echo Park and the Peppermint Collection by Crate Paper.

Mine is the last stop on the hop (thanks for hanging in there to the end!), but just in case there are any hiccups, here is the whole list of celebrants on this party train:

Don't forget to stop by the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps store for the deets on all the special deals going on this month. You won't want to miss them!