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10.28.2010

Thanksgiving is coming!

Thanksgiving is coming, and I am cooking dinner! Yep, that's right!

It's my favorite holiday, and unless I somehow manage to do a practice run before then, it will be the first turkey I have ever cooked. Let's hope it's like roasting a chicken, cuz if I do say so myself...I think I have mastered the roasted chicken.

What better way to relieve the panic of cooking than by prepping the placecards nice and early? ;) 


This is a great set by PTI, and I highly recommend it to everyone! 

In the meantime, I am in search of the world's best stuffing recipe. Please share if you think you have it!!

Supplies {by PTI unless otherwise noted} 
Stamps: Places, Please; alphabet by Martha Stewart
Paper: kraft, rustic cream
Ink: chocolate chip, orange zest
Other: placecard die

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10.17.2010

Winners!

Thanks to everyone who left a comment for the two giveaways. When I started this blog I had no idea if I would like it or not. I admit that I haven't gotten around to particpating in as many challenges as I would have liked this year, but seeing all the nice things people have had to say has been really inspiring. I really appreciate it!

The member of the Papertrey Paper Dolls that won the $15 Starbucks gift card is Anika! Go for the hot cocoa, Anika! And the winner of the $10 PTI gift card is Barbara DeBose! Woo hoo!

Congratulations! I sent you PMs via the PTI forum to get your info. Giving stuff away is fun fun fun! (Somehow I feel like I should disclose that random numbers were genered using the statistical program called R. That's the nerd in me showing right there!)

Now, back to business.

I made some cards this morning, and started to make them in duplicate. I think doing 2 or 4 of a certain card at a time is easier than doing one different card at a time. Does anyone else do this? Here's what I drummed up today:




I hope you all have a fun day! We are heading out to dinner and a movie with some friends tonight, which means I need to get cracking on some work for a 7:30am meeting tomorrow. Gotta run! Bye!

Supplies {by PTI unless otherwise noted} 
Stamps: Round and Round, Tiny Tags (SU!)
Paper: Patterned paper from SEI, Melon Berry, Vintage Cream
Ink: Chocolate Chip, peachy-berry color is from Color Box Chalk collection.
Other: Organza ribbon (SU!), chocolate chip baker's twine, pearl, Mat Stack die, EK Success edge punch

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10.13.2010

Giveaway for all!


But first, an adorable card from my friend, Jessica!



If you haven't visited her blog, you should because she makes all kinds of cute stuff. Plus she posts way more frequently than I do, so she certainly provides way more eye candy than I can. ;) This card uses paper and possibly stamps from A Muse, since Jess told me she made it at one of their classes. It arrived and brightened my day after a very long day at work - I was so happy to find it in the mail.

Also, since 10/10 was my one-year blog-o-versary, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway for everyone. I would like to give away a $10 gift card to Papertrey Ink as a small token of my appreciation for everyone who visits. I will randomly choose one person on Sunday, October 17th as the winner. All you need to do is leave a comment by 11:59PM on Saturday, October 16. Thanks!!

P.S. If you are a member of the Papertrey Paper Dolls, please see my post below!


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10.10.2010

Giveaway #1: for the Papertrey Paper Dolls


Hi there!

Today marks one year since I started this bloggy-blog, and I thought it would be fun to do 2 giveaways in honor of the anniversary! This first giveaway is for members of my blog group, the PTI Paper Dolls. As a thank you to all of you for all of your comments and inspiration, I would like to give away a $15 gift card to Starbucks to keep you energized and warm through the upcoming chilly season. A friend recently gave me one, and I rekindled my love for their hot cocoa, and now I would like to pay it forward. I will randomly choose one person one week from today on Sunday, October 17th as the winner. All you need to do is leave a comment by 11:59PM on Saturday, October 16. Thanks!!

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10.07.2010

Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge #25

Hi!!

I am hosting the Papertrey Paper Dolls challenge this week. I thought it would be fun to see what types of Fall-themed cards people could make without using the color orange, and here's what I came up with:






I was inspired by an Autumn card made by Maile Belles, who used green, yellow, and brown as her main colors. My color choice was motivated by my friend Jessica, who used green and purple in her shoebox swap card this past weekend.




I think this was one of the first times I got down and dirty with some PTI grosgrain ribbon. It is great, but for some reason I prefer the satin ribbon a little bit more for bows because it's a lot softer to move and bend. What do you think?

Anyway, this Sunday marks the 1-year anniversary of my blog, so I am going to do a giveaway that day for one of my PPD members. :)
Supplies {by PTI unless otherwise noted} 
Stamps: 2009 Halloween tags
Paper: black, Simply Chartreuse, Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland Collection, Tree Tops A Walk in the Park, dark purple
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, True Black, twine
Other: Plum Pudding grosgrain, Martha Stewart white glitter, scalloped circle Nesties, 1.75" circle punch

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