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4 posts from August 2011

August 25, 2011

A Wonderful DT Thursday And New Winner Too!

Cindy Messer at In Love With Paper is the winner of our "Hostess Gift" Challenge.  Congratulations, Cindy, and happy shopping!  If the rest of you missed all of the entries for the challenge, please check them out HERE!!

DT Thursday

And time for you to try and guess which Design Team member is hostessing today's DT Thursday.  She loves and uses Alesa Baker's stamps a lot.  Alesa or not, her creations are always beautiful, and a lot of them are so feminine at the same time.  She says her favorite colors are reds, pinks, shades of rose, and apple green.  The art of designing cards runs in her family.  Her mom also has a blog and creates beautiful cards too.

If you've ever looked around her blog, you are probably saying, "I think that's Julie Koerber", and you would be right!.  A sneak peek of what she has for us today is below.  When you see her warm and pretty Fall card using a NEW FALL stamp, HERE, you can only agree she is very talented, regardless of the season!  Thanks, Julie, for a wonderful design to get us in the mood for some Fall stamping.  Stop by Julie's blog, you all, and let her know you were there!

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Two Happy Birthday To You Challenges

We will have two similar challenges starting on September 1.  The first theme is "Happy Birthday To You" with Operation Write Home.:

  • We will be having a drawing for that day for a $25 Gift Certificate, to say "Happy Birthday Operation Write Home".
  • If you aren't familiar with their organization, they send cards made by people like you and me to troops overseas.
  • Their birthday celebration will be all month.
  • We are fortunate enough to be able to start off the party on September 1!!
  • You can check out their blog, HERE.
  • You can also check out how to send them your cards for troops (without glitter due to war zone security).
  • You may also find it interesting to know that for the months of Sept., Oct., and Nov. they expect to spend $13,000 in shipping expenses.  Donations can be as little as $11, and you can do so HERE.

Our regular scheduled "Happy Birthday To You Challenge" will also start September 1 and ends Wednesday evening, September 7, at 10 p.m.  If the rest of you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there and then post your card wishing someone "Happy Birthday" here, at the bottom of the September 1 post using Inlinkz .  So get busy out there.  Invite a friend.  Have a stamping party.  Then add your card here at the bottom of the August 18 post.  The instructions are below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, September 7, 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and guidelines at the end of the post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted the next day on DT Thursday.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.  Thanks for joining us for DT Thursday and stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

August 18, 2011

Thanks For Inviting Us Hostess Gifts And/Or Cards!

It's time for our Thanks for Inviting Us Hostess Gifts And/Or Cards Challenge. To inspire you with their Hostess Gifts And/Or Cards we have the DT blog links below.  When you are done with their great inspirations, move to the bottom of the post for the customer entries.  Hope you enjoy and leave your comments for everyone to let them know you were there.

We are using the Inlinkz thumbnail format for posting your entries.  If the rest of you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there and then post your card using the "The Color Orange" here, at the bottom of the this post using Inlinkz.  So get busy out there.  Invite a friend.  Have a stamping party.  Then add your card here at the bottom of the August 18 post.  The instructions are below and the guidelines at the bottom of the post with Inlinkz:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, August 24, 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and guidelines at the end of the post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be the posted next day on DT Thursday.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

August 11, 2011

It's DT Thurday And A New Winner Too!

Paula Huiras is the winner for our "Orange" Challenge.  Congratulations, Paula, and happy shopping!  If the rest of you missed all of the entries for the challenge, please check them out HERE!!

DT Thursday

And time for you to guess which Design Team member is hostessing today's DT Thursday.  Not only does she design for IO, but she teaches classes at a local stamp store. She has been stamping for over 9 years.  She says that pumpkins and Leigh Hannan stamps are some of her favorites.  Her video on how she uses her Cover-A-CardTM stamps is the one posted on this blog and at the IO On-line store.

Have you guessed yet?  If you've ever looked around her blog and/or watched the video, you might be guessing, "I think that's Laura Fulcher", and you would be right!.  A sneak peek of what she has for us today is below.  She has used a CAC background stamp to help create for her card today too!  You can see her full post HERE !   Thanks, Laura, for a wonderful card to get us in the mood to do some holiday stamping.  Stop by Laura's blog, you all, and let her know you were there!

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"A Thanks For Inviting Us Hostess Gift" Challenge

The challenge starts August 18 and ends Wednesday evening, August 24, at 10 p.m.  If the rest of you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there and then post your card using the "The Color Orange" here, at the bottom of the August 4 post using Inlinkz.  So get busy out there.  Invite a friend.  Have a stamping party.  Then add your card here at the bottom of the August 18 post.  The instructions are below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, August 24, 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and guidelines at the end of the post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be the next day on DT Thursday.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

August 04, 2011

Our Orange Challenge Is Here!!

Thanks to all of you again who participated in our blog hop!  Now it's time for our Color Orange Challenge. To inspire you with their designs, we have the DT team links below.  When you are done there, move on down to the bottom of the post for the customer entries.

If the rest of you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there and then post your card using the "The Color Orange" here, at the bottom of this post.  So get busy out there and stamp up a storm.   Invite a friend.  Have a party.  Information about the challenge is below with the guidelines at the bottom of the post with the Inlinkz entries:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, August 10, 10 p.m. EST.
  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format and guidelines at the end of the post.
  • The drawing is for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our on-line store.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified of the winner by email that night.
  • The winner's name will be the next day on DT Thursday.
  • All entries are posted in the Customer Card Gallery under Card Galleries at the top of the page.

If you have questions please email me.  My email is right under my name near the top of the sidebar to your right.  So.....stay cool and have fun out there.  Join us in the fun for this challenge!  Hope you week has been great so far!! Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

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Mitra Friant

Impression Obsession Owner
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Jeanne Streiff

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Kelli Richardson
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Jeanne Streiff

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Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

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