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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Michele's 50th Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

OMG! I'm turning 50!!


I love birthdays, especially mine! My vanity has not made me a big fan of getting older, but I DO like me some presents and cake! I'm having a hard time believing it's the big 5-0 for me, but that's what it says on my driver's license so it must be true!
I think my biggest problem with aging is that inside I feel like I'm about 35 and rocking it, but then I'll pass by a mirror and I'm like "Whoa! When did THAT happen?!?!" Can anyone relate? LOL!
I've had a bit of an attitude adjustment these last couple years, and I've come to realize that getting older is not a curse.
It's a privilege!
And since I'm graduating from the lower-case f-word birthdays to the fully capitalized f-word birthdays (forty and FIFTY people! I do try to maintain my PG rating here *wink*) I'm gonna eat a LOT of cake AND throw a big blog party! 

I am so lucky to be surrounded by ridiculously talented women who are also the kindest and most awesome people! I wanted all the peeps that I love to be part of my big weekend, and that includes YOU too! I've invited all 3 of my Girl Friday teams...and a few very special former Girl Fridays to join me in a big ol' huge blog hop!!  There will be jaw dropping inspiration AND prizes!
Lots of prizes!!

One $50 gift code to my shop will be given away here on the blog AND there will be 4 more $50 gift codes scattered through the hop!

For a little extra fun, I've got a special SALE on my WTF2 stamp set! I'll bet lots of you know peeps who are entering or wallowing in their f-word birthdays too! LOL!
Since my birthday is on the 23rd, I've marked it down 23%! No code needed, it's been added to our SALE category in the shop for you while supplies last for the duration of the hop :)


So just how do you get your chance to win one of the five $50 gift codes??
For your chance at the $50 code being given away here, do as many of the following as possible...
* Join our Newsletter - simply fill out the form in our sidebar here
* then leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite birthday cake.
Me personally,  I loooove Nothing Bundt Cake's chocolate, chocolate chip with extra icing. Nom, nom, nom!

For your chance at the other four $50 codes, simply visit each stop on the hop and leave a little love.
You have until 11:59 pm on April 23rd to visit all the stops, and the winners will be announced right here on the blog on April 24th...probably in the late afternoon. I plan on partying but good this weekend :)

Let's get this party started! Grab a cuppa something yummy and start hopping :)
Your first stop is the fabulous Kimberly!

Here is the hop lineup just in case you get lost along the way or encounter a bad link. We're human so it happens sometimes :)
Kimberly Rendino <<Next Stop!
Heather North
Alanna Moses
Amy Kolling
Ceal Pritchett
Lisa Mensing
Vicki Dutcher
Lori Kobular
Michelle Lupton
Laurel Beard
Larissa Heskett
Angel Rivera
Nora Noll
Mary Moisan
Penny Ward
Lisa Lahiff
Virginia Lu
Kim Hamilton
Michelle Wallace
Shona Chambers
Laurie Willison
Jeanne Jachna
Irit Shalom
Kelly Griglione
Susan White
Marcia Harrington




Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Thinking of you friend

It's the middle of the week and most of us are still searching for Spring...anybody know where it might be hiding??
Vicki has created a wonderful friendship card today that is full of spring prettiness. She got inky with our Pretty Posies stamp set. 
Using the Posies Fri-Dies she created a flower embellishment and placed her stamped sentiment over it.


But wait, there's more! She also added a Friend Fri-Die cut to finish it off!



We've got a really fun weekend in store for you! Be sure to come back on Friday :)




Monday, April 16, 2018

Fake Spring

I think this is a fake Spring.
Ok, so for reals...yesterday I was watering my lawn in shorts and flip flops.
TODAY I woke up to snow! What is going on Spring??? Or should I say Go away Winter!!
I was so happy to see this happy spring card and I think most of you will be happy to see it too!


Jeanne designed this little darling and here is what she said about it...

Spring can't decide if it's really here or not so I'm making my own weather. Birds from Little BIRDIES are perched on CASUAL TREES Fri Dies. 4 PETAL Flowers are Cherry Blossoms and hand cut leaves are from PEACE & COMFORT

Little Birdies is currently on backorder, but will be back at the beginning of May! 





Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bravo is Retiring!

Bravo is retiring!
It's a really fun set perfect for all sorts of congratulatory events. 
Check out this awesome card created by Nora


There are so many sentiment in this stamp set that you can mix and match to create just the right message. She also added a hashtag sentiment from Rad 2 for extra fun.

Bravo is still available while supplies last at a reduced retirement price! 
There are a few more sets retiring too so hurry to get the ones you want :)




Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Belated

Have you ever missed a birthday? They have a habit of sneaking up on me. I think I need to put reminders in my calendar 2 weeks in advance so I can plan better. This card from Shona is perfect for those missed occasions. She used Bold Wishes with a sentiment from our WTF2.



"I stamped the flowers from Pretty Posies with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and coloured with a water brush, using a little Seedless Preserves for a purple highlight. I used one of the Ornamental Tag Fri-dies to cut the vellum, heat embossed a sentiment from Bold Wishes and stamped another sentiment from WTF2 in Navy."




Sunday, April 8, 2018

She is Fierce!

Soft colors and pretty patterns make me happy. This card has all of that and more!
Let's take a peek at Lisa's design process.


"I love the sentiments in the Word Ribbon Stamp Set. They are so uplifting. My favorite sentiment is the one I've used on this card. It's such a powerful quote that I think it can be used for many occasions. This particular card is one I'm going to put in one of my daughters lunches as a reminder that she might be small but that she is amazing and can do so much.
Once I had the sentiment for the card I knew I wanted to use the flower ballerina from the TuTu Set to add a soft touch. I then propped these both onto various layers of patterned papers and a doily. I hope you've enjoyed seeing a girly card that still packs a punch, and that I've inspired you to try doing the same. Add a little flowers with a sentiment that's strong, they balance each other out. Thanks so much for stopping by!"


I love that she's going to tuck this in her daughter's lunch. What a wonderful surprise to receive!
Remember, that you are all fierce too! 






Friday, April 6, 2018

Wish Big

Today I have a wonderful birthday card to share with you!
Vicki got inky with one of our classic sets, Bold Wishes


This set has a that pretty border strip that looks great stamped on its own, but even better stamped repeatedly to create a background like the one Vicki did.


Thanks for stopping by!




Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Hang in there

***Cuteness Alert***
Jeanne has outdone herself...again! She had created a really darling encouragement card using our Somebunny stamp set.


Loving how she popped the bunny and the balloons up on the card. 
She got creative with the balloons! The stamp image is a single balloon but she cut a few balloons and added real string too! Super cute!

Somebunny is on reorder but you can find it online at www.simonsaysstamp.com  





Monday, April 2, 2018

A Sale, A Happy Card, and a Special Celebration!

Today, we have a lot going on! First, it's the last day of our big Spring Sale! 
Lots of your favorite Floral stamp sets and Word Dies are marked at special prices. Hurry over to our Shop to get the ones you need while supplies and prices last! No code needed, but at midnight, the sale ends.



I have a really happy card to share with you today from Kimberly.
She created an alcohol inked background and heat embossed the Little Birdies image in white.



Each one has its own unique pattern!



Last but not least, we are excited to be part of the big celebration for Scrapbook & Cards Today's 12th birthday!
Loads of inspiration and prizes galore are happening right now on their blog, and today we are the prize sponsor! Be sure to pop over to wish them a Happy Birthday and get your chances at the daily prizes.





Saturday, March 31, 2018

Happy Easter and Spring Sale!...No Foolin'

Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring!

Today is also known as April Fool's Day, but we are not foolin' about our special announcement!
We've got a special flash Spring Sale happening now (while supplies last of course) thru April 2nd!
Many of our super popular Floral stamps and dies as well as a few or our favorite Word dies are featured in our SALE section at great prices! All Sale product is priced in the shop and NO code is needed!