Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dia de los Muertos


Here's a totally awesome image from KJ Arting.  It's one of her Dia De Los Muertos images.  Oh, I totally LOVE these images.  LOVE.  She has several and they are all awesome.  This one is probably my favorite in her store, but I would totally buy more.  I thought yellow would be a completely unique color for a dia de los muertos card, esp given this time of year.  I am also using some stunning Turkish Lace.


Question of day
What type of die cutting machine do you have? also, what's your favorite season?

me:  sizzix Big Shot, Cuttlebug, old red sizzix and one of those tiny sizzix that I never use
I use the cuttlebug most of the time and the big shot for everything the cuttlebug doesn't cut well or is too large for the cuttlebug


Did you buy the image from Sandra Caldwell, Holley Brain Power for the card making contest, there's just three days left to enter....just reminding you.....LINK HERE


CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  THERE'S LOTS of winners who I haven't heard from yet CLICK HERE and check the list for your name, then email me htondre@aol.com if you see your name

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2017 February Blog Candy Winner List

2017 February Blog Candy Winner List

OK, here's what you have all been waiting for, here's the winner list!!!

I don't usually pick winners for days until 6 or 7 days after each posting occurs until we get to the end of the month as by then I will start picking faster.  If you miss visiting on a day, be sure and go back to the days you miss so you can be in each drawing everyday.

If you see your name on the list, please email me your info (addy or email, I usually specify which I need). Also I will highlight your name in blue when I get the email from you so if you don't see your name highlighted in blue, you may want to send your info again.  HTONDRE@AOL.COM

The Feb 1st list will continue to grow all month long!!


Feb 1st
1st person to comment - Glennis -- (send addy)
7th person to post in celebration of 7 years! --   cebelica
Rhonda Miller
papersmiles
Fiki
Robin
Cara Malmrose
Vinita Jain
Virginia M
jordanbev5@yahoo.com
shartl
DJ
barabara macasakill
Pat Ridings
Susan T
ladyj
Darcy S.
shersl84bed
terri avidreader
Mel C
Melody S
Kaye Greening


Feb 2nd
4 pack of stamps from BUGABOO!!
Cathy Clowes

Feb 3rd
Melody S
Sindhu
Vicki Kertz


Feb 4th
Jackie
Laine
Kaija

Feb 5th
Sandra van Blaricum  (send email)
ionabunny (send addy)
Linda Simpson (send email)
sammi (send email)

Feb 6th
StampNK
Marjeta
Larisa

Feb 7th
Donna Mundinger
Candy Meyers
Christine Telega

Feb 8th (drawn from the comments--the CARD contest is still happening!)
Suz H
Shelley
Beth W


Feb 9th (prize from Little Blue Button Stamps)
KT Fit Kitty (send email)

Feb 10th
Amy Martin
Tracy Welham (send email)
Audrey R

Feb 11th (winner 3 images from DigistampCharacters--the three  image I use while sharing cards with this month)
Nikki 

Feb 12th
Faye
Rhonda Miller
KarenLadd

Feb 13th (send email)
Linda S
Jennifer B
bissecat
IKE

Feb 14
Kathy
Stamping with Peggie
Stamping Sue

Feb15th (each winner gets a copy of Shopping Girl stamp)
Jan LTC
Karin
Linda S
Nikki
Cara Malmrose
Kaija

Feb 16  (each winner will get a copy of the awesome stamp from Ike's art)
winner from day 1   Jackie P
day 2 Linda Simpson
day 3 Jean Chaney
bissecat
Terri avid reader
6 Cindy can Oorshot
Jean Ellis
8 Tracy Welham
9 Kajcyiki
10  Karin
11 Jennifer B
12 Fiki
13 Em Louise Fairy
14 Kaija
15 Jackie Trinder
16  Andree
17 Tink
18 Kajcyika
19 Sandra van B.
20 maurenjscott
21 Linda Weber
22 Suz H
23
24
25
26
27
28

Feb17th
Jean *name used is just Jean on comment
Jennifer Dillon
Lucie H

Feb 18th Set of 3 Images from DigiStampCharacters (the 3 images I share this month)
Sandra van Blaricum 

All other days are still open so if you haven't commented on Feb 18th-now, please do so!!

Think Fast. Live Slow

Here's a beautiful image from Ike's Art today in combination with some gorgeous spring papers from Paper Temptress.  I love this combo with the copic marker colors on the flowers it goes perfectly.
The image is called Snowdrops and is just $1 on the Ike's Art site!  WOW.  It very much reminds me of a Texas wildflower we have here that I believe is called Mexican hats (see here).

I am using wonderful Paper Temptress papers for this project.  The image was printed out onto Heavenly White paper.  The project was layered on Mica Flame and Astrobright Solar Yellow,  The card base is pop tones Gumdrop Green.

what's your favorite type of paper at Paper Temptress?

I either have to go with the awesome ruche (crepe) style, the shimmery MICA, or the wonderful Hambly Studio screenprints

CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!! 

THERE'S LOTS of winners who I haven't heard from yet CLICK HERE and check the list for your name, then email me htondre@aol.com if you see your name

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A cupcake for you

Here's an awesome cupcake girl stamp.  So excited to say that I have a bunch of copies of this adorable digi stamp to giveaway today.  She's so very darling! I think this cute image is just perfect for celebration of many great occasions.  I am also using some stunning lace that I bought while in Turkiye this summer. 

So all you digi-stamp users,  need a little cupcake stamp?


THERE'S LOTS of winners who I haven't heard from yet CLICK HERE and check the list for your name, then email me htondre@aol.com if you see your name

Monday, February 20, 2017

Memories

Here's an awesome image from SheepSki Designs.  This card was made for the current contest over on Outlawz Monday Greetingz Challenge.  The game this week is a Tic-Tac-Toe game over at Outlawz.  I am using the color green, ribbon, and layers.  Check out the choices at our challenge site.

What's your least favorite embellishment?  or that item you got and never use? 

for me, I rarely use eyelets, flair buttons, rub ons, alphabets

How about you?

CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!! 

THERE'S LOTS of winners who I haven't heard from yet CLICK HERE and check the list for your name, then email me htondre@aol.com if you see your name

Sunday, February 19, 2017

All I want is you

Here's another wonderful stamp from Little Blue Button stamps.  This one is very Ooo La La for that card you want to give your significant other.  I love her.  I made this simple creation just for him.  I know we are already past Valentine's Day, but he really has been super supportive over the last several months as I have been looking for work and just so much stress.

Question of the day, do you use embossing folders?  do you use brass stencils?

CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!! 

THERE'S LOTS of winners who I haven't heard from yet CLICK HERE and check the list for your name, then email me htondre@aol.com if you see your name



Saturday, February 18, 2017

Poppy Girl

Here's another wonderful image from DigiStampCharacters!  I just love this artists images. I have many of them in clear stamps.  I even have a couple of prizes of this artist's work in clear stamp form. She sells them in Digi format on Etsy, CLICK HERE


Do you like to use word stamps?  word stickers?  or do you write text? use alphabets? or just make cards without words on them?

CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Swinging Cutie

This is just one of the cutest little girl images from Sandra Caldwell.  She's brand new to the store this Friday, Babycakes DND on Etsy.  This darling girl is named Swinging Cutie 1318.  I added some gorgeous lace from Turkiye and some wonderful bling from Queen & Co.  I thought this darling heart from Jolees matched perfectly along with a tiny I love you sign.

Where do you get your supplies from online? Locally?

On-line I have a couple groups I like to buy off of on Facebook, I also use Blitzy when they have the right price, ScrapbookPal with their great minimum shipping; Locally we don't have many stores left except the big box stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby


CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!!



Thursday, February 16, 2017

HUGE Surprise from Ike's Art

I have an awesome surprise from Ike's Art today, she made me a celebration stamp!  WOO HOO!! It's this very stamp here.  It's called  Holley Winner!  How great is that?!?  so fabulous.  She has agreed to give away one stamp everyday this month!  WOW!!  So 28 lucky people will get a copy of this awesome image.

When you check the winner list under the 16th there will be a listing 1,2,3,4....each number will be a person selected from a day of the month that will receive the wonderful free image from Ike's Art.  I am so thankful for her huge generosity and the fabulous image she made just for my celebration this year!

What card ideas do you have for this stamp?

my card is just celebrating my life in general, but it would be awesome for a recent upcoming graduation


CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Shopping time!

Here's an awesome shopping girl!  She's just FABULOUS!  I love this stamp, I have 6 copies of her to giveaway as digi-stamp prizes today.  I think she's a fun gal as a girl on the go.

Question of the day:  What's your favorite Holiday to craft for?

me:  Halloween!!


CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check the winner list, it's updated daily: HERE!!  if you missed any of the last few days, be sure and leave a comment on each day, just go back!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Birthday Sister!

Wishing my sister a very Happy Birthday today.  Yep, she was born on Valentine's.  Here's a great image from KJ Arting today.  I just love her fun and funky images. 

Can everyone please leave a Happy Birthday for my sister today,  also please leave a short note of your location,   For example,    Happy Birthday from Austin Texas!!

Thanks so much, I hope she gets lots of lovely birthday messages from you guys and I hope you all have a very happy valentine's day!


CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!!  I haven't picked winners for the last several days, so please if you haven't commented on any of those days, go back and make sure you left comments on each day for a chance to win the prize from that day!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Always and Forever

Here's a gorgeous image from Sherri Baldy that I am using for the current challenge over on the SSS CHallenge blog. The current challenge is to use embossing, wet or dry.  As you can see I am using an embossed background for this lovely image.  Isn't she too cute.

Check out the challenge blog and tell me which of the stamps you like the best from the posting, there's a short choice, that's the choice the winner's get to pick from when they participate in this week's challenge.  Which of those are your favorite?

I am so excited to have Sherri Baldy celebrating with me this month!  She's been a long time friend and a wonderful supporter since I had brain surgery.  Her Bestie stamp, the Fluffy stamps are just awesome!

CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!!  If you haven't left comments on the last several days, please do so, the prizes on those days haven't been selected!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Cute Owl Image

Here's an adorable owl image from Polkadoodles.  This stamp is called Dancing Queen.  SO cute.  The theme this week is music theme, so I added this cute music bar die cut at the base of my card.  I also added a sentiment that was sent to me from Polkadoodles.  The challenge is at Outlawz Monday Sentiments Challenge.  Check us out and win a prize from Polkadoodles! 

Do you have a favorite Animal?  if so what?

I do love owls, I also love cute bears.

Also let me say I loved hearing everyone's good news yesterday,  if you hadn't shared it please drop by and do so.  My good news is that I also got email from the school district to start substitute teaching and I finished my paraprofessional certification classes. 

Did you SEE all the new goodies that arrived?  WOW CLICK HERE


CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!!

I haven't picked winners for the last several days yet, so please if you haven't commented on any of those days, go back and make sure you left comments on each day for a chance to win the prize from that day!!  HAVE YOU CHECKED THE LIST?  there's some winners I haven't heard from!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

More prizes!!

Are you ready for some NEW blog candy photos?????

Like you haven't seen enough prizes before, but I have some new goodies coming to share!!



Awesome prize from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles!!  Celebration Mini Kit sentiments!

Some more great stamps!





Wonderful Prizes sent in from Virginia!


Wonderful Prizes for Mary K!  Who also included some great stamps to help with mailing costs!!  WOOHOO! Thanks so very much Mary!
















And here's one you can go grab right now from Pat R!

It's a great Digi paper set on her blog




CLICK HERE to go to Pat's Blog and grab it!!!

Celebrate

Here's a wonderful stamp from Heather Ellis, I am sure many of you recognize this cute stamp!  She is now sold as digi stamp from DigiStampCharacters.  How cute is she?  So adorable. I have always loved this stamp line!  I am so excited to say that Heather has very graciously offered prizes this month for my celebration.  The winners will get a set of three stamps, here's stamp number 1, you will get to see stamps 2 and 3 when I reveal my cards!!  Please go to her Etsy store and check out all her darling girls.  I just love her stamps! 

So TODAY is a big day, this is the day that I had my 2nd surgery and after that, I never had another seizure again!  WOW.  Of course it don't always matter if you have a seizure immediately following surgery as the amount of trauma your brain has undergone may cause a seizure but upon healing they could have removed the area that would typically cause seizures.  For me, I never had another seizure again!  Right now I am on 7 years.  The actual (and often TERRIFYING) statistics is that about half the people who have surgery will have seizures again.  This is why I celebrate EVERY year I get.  The further I get away the better off I am.  I have a very dear friend whose son had the same type of procedure I did.  Several years after his surgery he suddenly had a seizure and died!  NEVER take for granted what you have been given.  ALWAYS be thankful.  This is why I always celebrate.

So, question of the day, what is your upcoming celebration?  a big birthday? a wedding? a medical situation like mine? some other life achievement?  Let me hear about it!


CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!!  If you haven't signed up for all the other days, go back and leave a comment on each day to be in for the drawing!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Bearly a Love Crooner


 Here's a brand new image from artist Sandra Caldwell of Babycakes DND today, it's called Bearly a Love Crooner 1318.  TOO cute. I just though this would be perfect as a valentine image.  Isn't he a dear?  I made this CAS card with him.
Qz

Here's a closeup of the image from Sandra.
Have you checked out Sandra's great images over at Babycake's DND on Etsy?  what type of her images do you love the best?  the old ladies?  the bears? the hippos?  the little kids?  those and more are my favorites.  I have got a ton of her wonderful stamps!

CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!!  If you haven't signed up for all the other days, go back and leave a comment on each day from Feb 5th on to be in for the drawing!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Love Post

Here's the sweetest image from Little Blue Button stamps.  This shop has the most adorable images. I just love her cute girls and adorable animal stamps.  This cutie is called Love Post Charlie.  I thought she would be perfect for a valentine.  Also, she seemed just perfect for this month as well since she is delivering package of love all over!  How perfect is that?!?

What's your favorite characters at Little Blue Button Stamps?  http://lbbstamps.com/
I think my over all favorite is Eris, you can see more of LBB cards HERE.  So awesome that LBB will be providing a prize for us this month. She also has a great facebook group where she gives prizes regularly HERE.


CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!!  I haven't picked winners for the last several days yet, so please if you haven't commented on any of those days, go back and make sure you left comments on each day for a chance to win the prize from that day!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Holley Brain Power!!

It's time for something very special!!!  Here's an amazing stamp designed by artist Sandra Caldwell!  This awesome image is ME!! This stamp is called Holley Brain Power!  I just love her Brain Power shirt along with her "brain" cap!! How cool is that?!?  What an honor to have Sandra create something so very special for me this year in honor of 7 years post brain surgery.  She is going to be putting this very stamp on sale, I think it's just perfect for all kinds of fun (and smart) cards for all your loved ones!
We will be having a contest and the winner will get a stamp from Sandra's store, Babycakes DND on Etsy.  You can find the stamp HERE.  It will be on sale for $1.50 for several days, so go grab it now!!Create a fun card or any other crafting project and share it here!  Contest will end on the 26th and the prize from the contest will include a goodie from Sandra and I will be giving away one of the awesome prizes you saw in the photos before the contest began (hint, it comes with stamps and diecuts)!!!

Also, I am using some GORGEOUS papers from Paper Temptress on this card.  The base of the card is Mica Citrine, the dark brown mica on the right is Bronze;  The image is printed on Heavenly white and layered on Mica Azalea then ruche.  The sentiments are layered on gold glossy paper.


In addition to the contest, there will be a general prize winner drawn from amongst the comments left for today as well!  No special question, but it would be cool if you tell Sandra what you think of the stamp she made me!



Here's where you will put a link to your creation using Sandra's great stamp:


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Super Lovers

Here's an awesome image from Ike's Art.  I have a HUGE surprise coming from Ike's art, but I am going to leave you in suspense for a little while longer before revealing it.  You all are going to love it!  This wonderful image is called Super Lovers. I thought it would be perfect for Valentines.

There's always a fun challenge at Ike's World Challenge Blog (click here) where you can also download a free stamp for each challenge!  Drop by over there to get the current free stamp and join in the fun.

Question of the Day

What's your favorite Ike's Art Stamp?
Check out the store HERE

For me, of the stamps that I haven't gotten yet, the new Dia De Los Muertos images, lol those and all her sexy women and all her quirky images.  But I know I own half her store :)



CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!!

I haven't picked winners for the the last five days of the month yet, so please if you haven't commented on any of those days, go back and make sure you left comments on each day for a chance to win the prize from that day!!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Bath Time Deirdrey

Here's a great image from Dr Digis.  I adore his awesome images.  This one is called Bath Time Deirdrey.  Isn't she great.  I made this fun card for the challenge at Outlawz Monday Greetings challenge.  The theme is valentines.  Looks like someone is getting ready for a valentine's day date!



I hope you love her.  If you love contests check out the Monday Greetings Challenge over on Outlawz for some fun and great prizes each week.

Question of the day:
What companies are your favorite stamp makers (clear, wood, rubber)?  how about digi stamps?

In wood/clear--I love Unity, Gorjuss Girls, Penny Black, Greeting Farm ;  In Digi- Sandra Caldwell, Sherri Baldy, Lizzy Love, East Wind, KJ Arting, hmmm, so many!

CLICK HERE if you need to sign up on Feb 1 where prizes get drawn from Daily.  The winner list has now been started!!  Check for it HERE!!

I haven't picked winners for the first five  days of the month yet, so please if you haven't commented on any of those days, go back and make sure you left comments on each day for a chance to win the prize from that day!!