Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nutcrafter's Blog Hop Winner!!

Hey Everyone!! I drew a winner for the new Nutshell's Cutie Pie Shopping Rae stamp.The winner of this stamp is Mandy! Please send me your snail mail address and I will forward it on to Nutcrafters so they can put your stamp in the mail to you! My email information is up with my profile. Be sure to check if you were a winner at the other stops and at the Nutcrafters Blog for winning the whole set of new release stamps.
Thanks for hopping with us. Tomorrow there will be a new Nutshell's Challenge with more CutiePie prizes to win!! You don't want to miss it!! See you tomorrow!!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Happy Sunday Everyone!!

Welcome to the Nutcrafter's very first Blog Hop!! We are celebrating the release of the new line of CutiePie stamps! They are so adorable. We've been doing sneak peeks all week and the DT and I have some wonderful things to show you today. Each stamp comes with an accessory stamp, the image and a sentiment. The sets will be available for sale in the Nutcrafter's store on Monday, Feb. 22 (tomorrow).

We have lots of prizes up for grabs during the hop. A winner from each DT member's blog will be chosen at random to win the stamp shown, and one winner WILL WIN THE ENTIRE COLLECTION!! This winner will be chosen from the Nutcrafter's blog but to qualify, you must leave a comment at each stop on the hop. So you better get hoppin'!! We will also be revealing 2 other stamps that haven't been seen yet!! How exciting!!

I am the first stop on the hop and I have used Shopping Rae for my project. Isn't she the cutest!!

I colored by image with my copics. I used K & Co. paper and a Cuttlebug embossing folder for my paisleys. The pink paper is by the Paper Company and feels like a purse! Very cool! I used ink to bring out my embossing and around the edge of my sentiment. I used the Friday Sketcher's Week 90 sketch to create my card.

This is the lineup for the hop and the links:

Cathy http://cathy-cunningham.blogspot.com/ (ME)
Jacilynn http://jacilynndashwood.blogspot.com/
Tammy http://www.funpapercandy.com/
Angela http://sparklycards.blogspot.com/
Jenny http://crazyforpaper.blogspot.com/
Jacquie http://javablustamper.blogspot.com/
Nutcrafters blog (Katie and Col) http://nutcrafters.blogspot.com/

I've entered my card into the following challenges:

Practical Scrappers - flowers
upcake Craft Challenge - keep it simple
Pile it On - flowers
Good luck and I hope you enjoy the blog hop and our new release of stamps. Thanks for stopping by my blog today and be sure to tell everyone to come by and hop with us!! Have a wonderful day and don't forget to leave a comment so you'll be in the running for the stamp that I'll be giving away! Be sure to run to Nutcrafter's tomorrow to pick up your favorite stamps! Now hop over to see Karen at http://karenscards.blogspot.com/.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Anya Does Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

Happy TGIF Everyone!
Wow, I can't believe it's that time again! Time to start working on your Christmas cards for next Christmas! We are here to help you get started. This year at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long, we have a slight change with the challenge blog. The first posting of the month will be a 3D gift type challenge. Last year the DT were very excited about having plenty of cards done, but some found that they were scrambling at the last minute to complete their gifts and gift packaging.
The rest of the month will be Christmas Card Challenges! We hope that you will play along with us! So let's get started with this week's challenge! This week we would like you to follow a recipe!
2 layers
3 buttons

That's all you have to do! Be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team blogs to see their wonderful samples! Be sure to link your project up at the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long blog so we can check it out. Be sure to use keyword CSAYL if you post to an online gallery.

I used Bo Bunny paper, gems, glitter, buttons and I colored my image with my copics. I used a Sizzix embossing folder to emboss the snowflakes and chalk ink to ink the edges of my paper. I hope you like her!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love to read your comments so be sure and let me know you were here! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what I have to show you and on Sunday, you'll have to come by and do the Nutshell's Blog Hop for a chance to win some great prizes!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CutiePie Preview Week!!

Happy Tuesday Everyone!!
We are freezing and getting snowed on!! Are you?Wow, we have gotten more snow this winter than we have in forever! I hope you had a great Valentine's day, I did. Look what I got!! My sweet daughter gave me this beautiful rose and my sweet hubby got me jewelry. I'm a lucky girl!!

Today I wanted to let you know that the we are having a preview week for the new Cutiepie stamp release over at Nutcrafter's. If you haven't checked out these stamps, you really should. They are so cute and appropriate for all types of occasions. Each day we are going to show you a creation made with one of the release stamps and then at the end of preview week on Feb. 21, Nutcrafter's is having our first BLOG HOP!!! You do not want to miss this!! We are having prizes galore with the ultimate winner receiving the ENTIRE release set!! How awesome is that??

My sweet daughter Brittany made this card for preview week with the Happy Birthday CutiePie. She is ten and is quite the little crafty nut (I don't know where she got that from)!! She colored her image with colored pencils. My camera didn't like her colors so it was hard to get a good picture of her great card. IRL it's so pretty!!

These are so cute!! I love them! Be sure to visit all week and see the cute samples that are made from the release stamps and get ready to hop!! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Nutshell's Valentine Treat Bag

After a morning of computer issues, I am finally here!! I hope you're staying warm!! Wow, it's already time for Nutty Nutshell's Challenge #9!!! Time flies when you're having fun!! If you haven't played in this challenge, this is the one to play in!! The prize is fabulous!!

This challenge we are making Valentines!!
I decided to make a Valentine Treat Bag for my project. This would make a great teacher's gift!

For our Nutshell's Challenge, remember to use ANY line of stamps that we carry in our Nutcrafter's store!!! That makes it nice and easy for everyone to participate!! So go over to Nutcrafter's and see our selection of stamps from lots of different companies such as The Greeting Farm, Stampavie, Magnolia, Ladybug & Friends, High Hopes, Buddy Bear and Sarah Kay. You can also get our Nutshells, Harriet Hurst and our Digi Image Pink Frosting - our Breast Cancer Awareness set and the Loved Up set. You're sure to have something you can use to win yourself a great prize.

The prize for this challenge is winner's choice of any 3 Nutshells stamps or Nutshells Digital downloads.

All you have to do is make your creation and leave a link in the comment section of the challenge post with a direct link to your project, not your blog, your project. This makes it much easier for us to find your creations!! Remember, if you post to an online gallery such as SCS, PCP, etc. please use the keyword: NNW9 but also leave a comment on the Nutshell's blog with your link.
I found lots of challenges to enter with this one!!
Thank you so much for stopping by today!! I love your comments and look forward to them very much!! I'm in the process of getting caught up visiting all of your beautiful blogs, but as you know, it takes a while!! We're having too many snow days!! I'll get there though! Have a wonderful day!