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13 posts from March 2010

March 31, 2010

It's Our Celebrating MOM Challenge

The IO Design Team is ready for you to check out their creative art and we have 4 IO fan's beautiful cards to show you too.  But first you need to see what the IO Design Team, listed below, has created for you to enjoy.  So check out their eye candy, then browse lower down the post for the IO fan treats, and send me your creations too.

The first IO Customer card comes from Yvonne Whittington, whose gallery is HERE.  She chose to use Ornate Dandelion for her image and the words are computer generated.  Wow!, Yvonne, that blue is out of this world and the card is just lovely!  Thanks for participating.

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The next beautiful card is from Karen McAlpine at Dreaming and Creating.  She chose Clear Stamp Set Life is Tweet, and Happy Mother's Day.  The Birdcages can also be purchased as a Red Rubber stamp too.  What a beautiful bright and Spring Mother's Day card, Karen.  Thank you for joining in the fun with us.

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Bernadette Tolley sent us 2 beautiful cards.  The first is done with June Rose Cup and Rose Lace Border.  Wow, Bernadette, that border is fabulous and the colors are just stunning. Thanks for sharing this one.........

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And this second lovely card too! Bernadette used the same beautiful June Rose Cup and added Climbing Roses for her elegant trim on the left!  That Martha Steward punched edge is perfect with this.

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This gorgeous card was designed by Cathy St. Clair at Paper Garden Projects.  She chose Hydrangea and Clear Stamp Set Sentiments Ifor her words.  Sentiments I covers almost any greeting you might need.  A very rich and elegant card, Cathy!! Those pearl embellishments are perfect for it!

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Thank you to all of the above ladies for joining in the fun and providing us with all of their wonderful cards and good luck wishes for the drawing too.

I hope the rest of you will all join us for the fun and invite your friends too.  Below are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, Apr. 3, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

I am always excited to see who joins us in the challenges.   Hope your week is going great.  Happy stamping and thanks for stopping to join in the fun everyone!

So get busy out there!!  Stamp up a storm and send me your cards.  Hope your week is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!

 

 Shirley

 

March 28, 2010

Some Great News And A New Chllenge Is On Its Way Too

The fun news right now was shared by IO Design Team member Daniela Dobson at For The First Time.  She shared a 2 page publication, in the Swedish scrapbook magazine "Scrapbooking mm" with us.  The magazine owner approached Daniela to design the cards.  Way to go and congratulations, Daniela!!

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Above is the cover if you are interested in purchasing it.  Below is the first page of the article using Daniela's designs. Daniela used Lg. Solid Bird and Solid Cherry Branch for both cards below.  The background on the second card was created using Cover-A-CardTM Wood Grain and the words are Blooming Spring.

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Here is her second page.  On her first card she chose clear stamp set Easter Bunny for the bunny and butterfly, and clear stamp set Easter Seals for the words.  The background is Cover-A-CardTM Medallion.

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Aren't those bright and cheerful cards?  Thanks again for sharing with us, Daniela!  Check out Daniela's blog, For The First Time, for more great creations and ideas, from scrapbook pages to cards, and even more.  Also, if you want a close up to catch all of the materials she used, click on the page and it will pop up in a new window.

So hey you all, out there in blogland, if you have an Impression Obsession card published in a magazine, etc.  Let me know.  We would love to give you a 'shout out' and to share your wonderful creations while we're at it.

Next on our list is your reminder about our challenge coming up this Thursday, April 1,.....and it is not an April Fools' Joke either because we are having the Celebrating Mom Challenge, so we can get our cards done early!  I hope you will all join us for the fun and invite your friends too.   If you would like to participate, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday, Apr. 3, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be that Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org. 

To see who has joined in the challenges and get ideas, just check out the Cards Galleries at the top of the page.  I can't wait to see the fun we have on the next challenge!! 

Hope your weekend is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!

 

 Shirley

 

March 21, 2010

Our Two Final Entries And Our Winner Is....

For the It's A Me Day Challenge.  But first, if you haven't checked out the IO Design Team's creations at their blogs, do it now.  Next there are the other entries by customers, either in the posts before this one or in the IO Customer Gallery, at the top of the page under the Card Galleries tab.  And then on to the final two entries for this challenge.

Directly below is the entry by at Suzanne's Stamping Spot.  She used Rose Stem, Small Swirl Background, and Cover-A-CardTMGreenery to create this beautiful gardener's delight!  Just so lovely, Suzz, and thank you for joining us for the fun.

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Next we have our last, but definitely not least, entry from Sandy Hulsart at Creative Moments With Sandy.  You can almost smell the good outdoors!  She chose Sunflower Barn to show what she would do with her 'me' day!  Just so beautiful, Sandy.

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Thank you both for sharing your gorgeous cards and I would like to wish you and the other participants good luck in our drawing!


It's A Me Day Challenge Winner

 Yvonne Whittington is our new winner for the challenge.  Congratulations, Yvonne, and thank you for playing. 

Thank you all for your beautiful creations too!  As always, I had a great time posting them. You can all check them out in the Card Galleries tab at the top of the page.  They are complete now.

Don't forget our Apr.1 - Celebrating Mom challenge.  I hope you will all join us for the next challenge and invite your friends too for some fun.  If you would like to participate, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday, Apr. 3, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be that Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org. 

To see who has joined in the challenges and get ideas, just check out the Cards Galleries at the top of the page.

I can't wait to see the fun we have on the next challenge!!  Hope your weekend is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!

 

 Shirley

 

March 18, 2010

It's A "Me" Day Challenge Everyone!

It's the start of our It's A Me Day Challenge.  That means any IO stamps used to show how you would spend a day just for you.  We have already had five IO Customers send in their entries.  But first you need to see what the IO Design Team has created for you to enjoy.  Check out their eye candy, then browse on down for the IO Customers' treats, and send me your creations too.

The first entry is from Yvonne Whittington.  She chose Spa Day.  Isn't that bewitching cute!  The words are computer generated and on the inside too.  The inside reads "In Hot Water". Love the colors too, Yvonne!  Thanks for this treat!

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This next wonderful card is from Karolyn Loncon at Paper Therapy.  For her beautiful entry she used clear stamp set Riding Pretty.  The stamps can also be purchased as red rubber separate stamps.  A really lovely thought for a day for one's self, Karolyn!  Thank you for the beautiful Spring card!

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Cathy St. Clair at Paper Garden ProjectsThistle Garden was her stamp of choice.  I can almost see the breeze moving those flowers and the birds too! Very very pretty, Cathy.  Thank you for your beautiful contribution.

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What will most of us be doing soon, if not already!  Something tells me Bernadette Tolley is a great gardener!  Can't you almost smell the flowers!  She used Garden Fence and Gardening Rubber Cling Set.  Thank you, Bernadette, for a lovely look at what we may be doing too in the warmer days to come.

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The beautiful card below was created by Karen McAlpine at Dreaming and Creating.  She used Small Swirl Background and Rose Tea Cups and My Cup of Tea stamps.  A really beautiful card, Karen!  And by the way everyone, Karen has just started her blog.  I hope you will all stop by and welcome her to 'blogland'!

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I want to thank Yvonne, Karolyn, Cathy, Bernadette, and Karen, once again for their participation and wish them good luck in the drawing on Sunday too.

I encourage the rest of you to come on over and join in the fun, and bring your friends with you.  Below are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, Mar. 20, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

I am always excited to see who joins us in the challenges.   Hope your week is going great.  Happy stamping and thanks for stopping to join in the fun everyone!

 

 Shirley

 

March 13, 2010

A New Challenge List And--

For your blog too if you like.  You will find the list in the second sidebar to your right.  You can copy the code for your blog sidebar.  If you need help with this, let me know and I may be able to help you.  If some how you accidentally mess up the code in the window to your right, just refresh your screen, or leave it and come back.  The code will still be there..............at least it was for me. :-0!

As you can see, our next challenge is Mar 18 - It's A Me Day.  In other words, what would you do if you had a day all to yourself expressed with IO stamps only, and other embellishments, etc.?  We already have 2 cards submitted for the challenge.  I hope you will all join us and invite your friends too for some fun.

If you would like to participate, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, Mar. 20, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

I can't wait to see the fun we have on the next challenge!!  Hope your weekend is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!

 

 Shirley

 

March 07, 2010

Good Morning! And Our Winner Is...

Our winner is Ulrike (Ulli) at Blonde Aquamarine's Cards.  I believe she lives in Germany.  You will have to let us know, Ulli.  It is exciting to meet people from all over the world here on our blog.  Congratulations, Ulli!  You will be receiving an email with your $25 gift certificate for use at our Online Store.

Thank you all for participating and for sharing your beautiful art too.  I had a great time posting it. You can all check it out in the DT and Customer Galleries behind the Card Galleries tab as the top of the page.

Our next challenge is Mar 18 - It's A Me Day.  In other words, what would you do if you had a day all to yourself expressed with IO stamps only,embellishments, etc.?  I hope you will all join us for the challenge and invite your friends too for some fun.  If you would like to participate, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, Mar. 20, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org.

The rest of our new challenge dates are listed below and will be listed in the sidebar to your left soon.

  • April 1 - Celebrating Mom
  • April 15 - Color Challenge -- Use your High (Secondary) School Colors
  • May 6 - Out Of The Box -- Go HERE for an example.
  • May 20 - Friendship -- Create a card for a friend (and mail it!).

To see who has joined in the challenges and get ideas, just check out the Cards Galleries at the top of the page.  I can't wait to see the fun we have on the next challenge!!  Hope your weekend is turning out great and thanks for stopping by all!

 

 Shirley

 

March 06, 2010

Is It Saturday Already?

You still have time to join in the fun.  First take a look at the Design Team's blogs, listed below, and below that is some more wonderful eye candy from our IO Customer participants.

I received another wonderful card from by Bernadette Tolley.  Can't you almost smell the flowers!  She used Dried Hydrangea and Easter for her images.  Those flowers are gorgeous, Bernadette!  Thank you for the additional card too.

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The next beautiful entry is from Ulrike at Blonde Aquamarine's Cards.  She created her pretty card using Bunny And Bow.  How 'eggsactly' cute is that!  A very adorable rabbit and lovely colors to go with it.  Thank you for the entry, Ulli!

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We received the wonderful card below from Chris Blagrave at the Botanical Cafe.  She used Hydrangea Sprig and Small Scalloped Bucket Hat to create this gorgeous feminine card.  Wonderful colors and Easter fare too!

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And she didn't stop there.  She also offered this next beautiful Easter/Spring feminine card by using Tea Cup to create it.  That Aqua and Green are just lovely together!  Thank you so much, Chris for your generosity to share two of your wonderful cards with us.

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Our next to last and beautifully done Easter card was sent by Valonda Leichty at Asterios Art.  She did some creative masking and used Twiggy Tree and Damask Snowflake.  The words are computer created.  Very creative and very pretty too, Valonda.  Thank you for participating again in our challenge.

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And then we have last, but not leaset, Sandy Hulsart at Creative Moments With Sandy.  Her beautiful, adorable, sweet Easter card arrived just before the golden hour.  She used Just Ducky for her card.  The expression on that duck's face is priceless too.  Thank you for participating, Sandy.

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We want to wish you all good luck in the drawing and thank each of you for participating in our challenge.  Your beautiful cards will be added in the Customer Gallery behind the Card Galleries tab at the top of the page.  I hope all of you have had fun.

Thanks everyone for stopping by to join in the fun and to share all of the wonderful talent.  Hope your weekend is turning out great.

 

 Shirley

 

Four More Entries

It looks like people are really getting in the mood for Easter and Spring.  After you check out the Design Team's blogs, listed below, and below that is some more wonderful eye candy.

This wonderful card below is by Bernadette Tolley.  She chose Oval Bunnies for her gorgeous Easter/Spring card.  The perfect embellishments too....And she wasn't done yet.

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She also included the beautiful box below using the same stamp.  It is the perfect keepsake and just right to have a gift inside too!  Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork with us, Bernadette.

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The next participant is Suzanne Czosek at Suzanne's Stamping Spot.  She chose Cover-A-CardTM Greenery and Tapestry 2, followed by Bird 3.  The verse is a rub-on.  A really beautiful Easter card, with lovely embellishments too, Sue.  Those birds are just perfect for the backgrounds you chose.  Thank you once again, Sue, for a gorgeous entry.

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Last but not least we have the cheerful and adorable card entered by Veee Schenk.  She chose Bunny Backs to create her Easter scene.  Very inspiring, Veee.  Thank you for joining in the fun with your wonderful card!

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What a wonderful group of beautiful and creative designs!  I want to wish you all good luck in the drawing and thank you for joining in the fun for this challenge.

So, hey everybody, there is still time for you to join us and invite a friend too.  If you would like to participate, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until tonight, Saturday, Mar. 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the right sidebar.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be tomorrow, Sunday, for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org. 

To see who has joined in the challenges and get ideas, just check out the Cards Galleries at the top of the page.

Hope your week is going great.  Happy stamping and thanks for stopping by to say hi and share! 

 

 Shirley

 

March 05, 2010

Our Next Entry

Just arrived and don't forget we also have our Design Team, listed below, with their beautiful creations for you to enjoy too.  So check out their goodies, send me your creations, join in the fun, and invite a friend too.

Next you need to check out this current entry from Karolyn Loncon at Paper Therapy. She used Easter Seals Clear Stamp Set to create her Easter/Spring card. That rabbit is just so wonderful with the different shades of lavender and that wonderful ribbon.  Thanks so much for participating, Karolyn!  Wishing you and the others good luck in our drawing on Sunday too!

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So, hey everybody, join in the fun, invite a friend too, and then enter our "Easter Theme" challenge.  If you would like to participate, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until tomorrow, Saturday, Mar. 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the right sidebar.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org. 

To see who has joined in the challenges and get ideas, just check out the Cards Galleries at the top of the page.

Happy stamping and thanks for stopping by the blog everyone!

 

 Shirley

 

March 04, 2010

Another Great Entry

To celebrate our Easter Theme Challenge.  That means any Easter images or verses.  Examples are crosses, flowers, eggs, chicks, candy, signs that celebrate rebirth and Spring is on it way, etc.  Our Design Team, listed below, has some beautiful creations for you to enjoy too.  So check out their goodies, send me your creations, join in the fun, and invite a friend too.

Our new entry is from Karen McAlpine. Karen chose Easter Cross and Small Swirl Background to create this very lovely Easter card.  So so pretty, Karen.  Thanks for your great card and good luck in the drawing too.

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So come on over, join in the fun, invite a friend too, and then join us for our "Easter Theme" challenge.  If you would like to participate, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, Mar. 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org. 

To see who has joined in the challenges and get ideas, just check out the Cards Galleries at the top of the page.

Hope your week is going great.  Happy stamping and thanks for stopping by the blog everyone!

 

 Shirley

 

Check It Out Everybody

It's the start of our Easter Theme Challenge.  That means any IO Easter images or verses.    Our Design Team has some beautiful creations for you to enjoy.  So check out their goodies, send me your creations, join in the fun, and invite a friend too.

In addition, for your enjoyment, we already had a wonderful card by an customer waiting to be posted for this challenge.  The beautiful, bright, and cheerful Easter card below was created by Yvonne Whittington.  She chose Egg With A Bow.  That is one terrific celebration of Easter and Spring?  A wonderful card Yvonne!  Good luck in the drawing too!

Yvonne Whittington Easter

So come on over, join in the fun, invite a friend too, and then join us for our "Easter Theme" challenge.  If you would like to participate, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until this Saturday, Mar. 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be this Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org. 

To see who has joined in the challenges and get ideas, just check out the Cards Galleries at the top of the page.

Hope your week is going great.  Happy stamping and thanks for stopping by the blog everyone!

 

 Shirley

 

March 02, 2010

You Should See

The two really wonderful and creative cards IO DT member Daniela Dobson has posted on her blog, For The First Time.  That's all I am going to say......well, maybe a little peek:

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Just the sneak peek is enough to give me Spring Fever!!!  Beautiful cards, Daniela!

And don't forget, everybody, to join us for our "Easter Theme" challenge on Mar. 4 - Easter Theme, this Thursday.  If you would like to prepare early for the challenge, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday, Mar. 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org. 

To see who has joined in the challenges just check out the Cards Galleries at the top of the page.  Hope your week is going great.  Happy stamping and see you at the challenge!

 

 Shirley

 

March 01, 2010

Easter Is on Its Way

And so is the Mar 4 - Easter Theme Challenge.  That means any IO Easter images or verses.  I already have one card by an IO participator waiting to be posted.  Our Design Team will also have some beautiful inspiration for you to enjoy.

So come on over and join in the fun, and invite a friend too.  Then join us for our "Easter Theme" challenge on Mar. 4 - Easter Theme, this next Thursday.  If you would like to prepare early for the challenge, here are the guidelines:

  • Impression Obsession stamps only.
  • Please provide the names and/or stamp numbers with your email to me.  If you have a problem find this information, sometimes I can help.
  • Entries will be accepted until that Saturday, Mar. 6, at midnight, EST.
  • You email your entry to me using the "Email Shirley" link provided near the top of the second sidebar to the right.
  • All participant cards will be posted here and our Customer Gallery under the Card Galleries at the top of the page.
  • The drawing will be on Sunday for a $25 Gift Certificate for use at our Online Store.
  • The winner is chosen by Random.org. 

To see who has joined in the challenges just check out the Cards Galleries at the top of the page.  Hope your week is going great.  Happy stamping and see you at the challenge!

 

 Shirley

 

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