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7 posts from September 2011

September 29, 2011

Guess Who....

Our Design Team member is for today's DT Thursday?  Not too long ago she announced she is a ShinHan Artisan and Product Education Specialist.  The artist part is certainly no surprise, but recently she has also been known as a "Dirty Girl" and actually confessed to it herself.  You will have to check out the details on her blog.  She is a wonderful mother, home schools her 4 children, and is a full time missionary too.  All of this and she does it well!  I swear she must not require much sleep, if any!!

Have you guessed yet?  If you've been following her blog, you are probably saying "that's Dina Kowal", and you and are so right!.  Her latest post is as wonderful as ever and you can view it HERE.  Thanks, Dina, for another great treat to one of your lovely works of art.  Stop by Dina's blog, and let her know you were there!

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World Card Making Day

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Operation Write Home

Our next event will be this Saturday, October 1, when we celebrate World Card Making Day with Operation Write Home, by being part of their blog hop.  I hope you will join us by starting HERE, and then stopping back by to say hi and to look at the cards I've created.  They all have images from the NEW FAll-Winter Catalog.

It's A Costume Party Challenge

Our next challenge is scheduled for Thursday, October 6.  If the rest of you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there and then post your card showing "It's A Costume Party" at the bottom of the October 6 post using the guidelines and Inlinkz.  So get busy out there.  Invite a friend.  Have a stamping party.  The instructions are below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, October 12, 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 stopping by to say hi and have some fun too!!

 

 Shirley

 

September 22, 2011

DT Thursday And Two Drawing Winners

Winners

Jennie Lin Black at Jennie B. Stampin' is the winner of our "Is It Fall Yet?" Challenge.  Lillian Child is the the winner of our "Zenspiration Blog Hop".  Congratulations, ladies and happy shopping!  If the rest of you missed all of the entries for either challenge:

  • "Is It Fall Yet?" Challenge can be found Here.
  • "Zenspiration Blog Hop" can be seen Here.

DT Thursday

And also time for you to guess which Design Team member is hostessing today's DT Thursday.  She says she has a lot of favorite stamps and can usually tell her favorites by how used they look.  She also likes stamps that can be used in more than one way.  She likes to be able to use images that can be placed at an angle instead of straight on.  She doesn't like to a lot of cutting.  :-)  Her designs are always so elegant and her tutorials are wonderful and fun too!

Have you guessed yet?  If you've ever looked around her blog, you might be thinking "that sounds like Jenny Gropp", and you would be right!.  Her latest post as wonderful as ever and you can view it HERE.  Thanks, Jenny, for another great treat to one of your beautiful creations.  Stop by Jenny's blog, you all, and let her know you were there!

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I hope you have enjoyed this DT Thursday, and have a great weekend!  Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

September 21, 2011

Today Is Zenspirations Blog Hop Day!!

IO introduced a new line of stamps in our new FAll-Winter catalog called Zenspirations, designed by Joanne Fink.  Today the Design Team is having a blog hop to celebrate them.  You can view them in our on-line store HERE.  You will have the opportunity to win A $25 Gift Certificate by participating.  Check out how to have a chance to win by following the instructions below their blog links:

To be eligible to win the $25 Gift Certificate for today's hop:

  • Leave a comment on each participating DT member's blog
  • Leave a comment on the IO blog
  • Posting comments closes at 10 p.m. tonight
  • The winner will be posted on tomorrow's DT Thursday post.

 

"Is Fall Finally Here?" Challenge

The winner for our  "Is Fall Finally Here?" Challenge, which is still in progress HERE, will also be announced here tomorrow.

Two chances to win free stamps.  Thanks for joining for the fun and thanks for stopping by to play and share!!

 

 Shirley

 

September 15, 2011

Our "Is It FAll Yet?" Challenge

We had a great DT Thursday and now it's time for our "Is It FAll Yet?" Challenge.  To inspire you with their Fall designs, we have the DT team blog links below.  After that take a look and the entries from our customers at the end of the post!

This challenge continues to until next Wednesday evening, September 21, 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 showing "Is Fall Finally Here?" at the bottom of this post using the guidelines and Inlinkz.  So get busy out there.  Invite a friend.  Have a stamping party.  The instructions are below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, September 21, 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 stopping by to say hi and have some fun too!!

 

 Shirley

 

Guidelines:

September 08, 2011

DT Thursday And HBC Winner Too!

  Our new "Happy Birthday Challenge" winner is Ellen Taylor  at The Serendipitous Stamper.  Congratulations, Ellen, and happy shopping!  If the rest of you missed all of the entries for the challenge, please check them out HERE!!

DT Thursday

And also time for you to guess which Design Team member is hostessing today's DT Thursday.  Not only does she design cards for IO, but she is so talented with scrapbook pages, mini albums, tags, etc.  She has been stamping for over 8 years and everything she touches turns to wonderful.  She says she has a lot of favorite stamps.  It's easy to see that, with all of the beautiful cards, etc., that she designs.  She is from Croatia and went home for a visit, last year I think.  She is also a very devoted mother.  How she does it all so well, I will never know.

Have you guessed yet?  If you've ever looked around her blog, you might say, "I think that's Daniela Dobson", and you would be right!.  A sneak peek of what she has for us today is below.  You can see her full post HERE .  Thanks, Daniela, for another one of your wonderful creations.  Stop by Daniela's blog, you all, and let her know you were there!

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"Is Fall Finally Here?" Challenge

Our next challenge starts on Thursday, September 15, and continues to the following Wednesday evening, September 21, 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 showing "Is Fall Finally Here?" at the bottom of the September 15 post using Inlinkz.  So get busy out there.  Invite a friend.  Have a stamping party.  The instructions are below:

  • Challenges are first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, September 21, 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 say hi and have some fun too!!

 

 Shirley

 

September 02, 2011

It's Still Happy Birthday Time And A Winner Too!!

Our winner for the Operation Write Home Happy Birthday Blog Hop is Crafty Math Chick at Canines And Card Designs.  Congratulations, Crafty! 

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Happy Birthday Operation Write Home Blog Hop yesterday.  A big thank you to Operation Write Home for all Sandy Allnock and the people in her organization do for our country and those who serve.   If anyone would like to learn more about Operation Write Home you can check them out HERE.  You can only win by becoming a part of their team! 

They are also asking for donations for shipping their cards.  Remember Christmas is coming and they need to get as many cards as possible to deployed people in time for them to send them back to their family and loved ones.  You can find out more HERE.

And if you didn't get a chance to check out our Happy Birthday Challenge, you can still get inspired by checking out the DT blogs listed below:

Our regular customer scheduled "Happy Birthday To You Challenge" also started yesterday 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.  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 stopping by to say hi and have some fun too!!

 

 Shirley

 

September 01, 2011

Two Happy Birthdays!!

We have two important "Happy Birthday" Challenges today:

Happy Birthday To Operations Write Home Blog Hop!

Their organization was born on September 12, 2007.  To celebrate they are having "Card Making Parties" throughout the month!!! You can read all about it HERE.  To help them celebrate we are having a BLOG HOP FOR TODAY ONLY and we will be have a drawing tonight for a $25 Gift Certificate for use in our On-Line Store.  To be eligible for this drawing you must:

  • Leave a comment on each DT member's blog post for today's challenge and then
  • Leave a comment on this blog about your favorite New IO stamp (you can view our new catalog HERE)
  • All of your comments must be finished by midnight, 12:00 a.m. EST, tonight.
  • Random.org will pick the winner.
  • Winner will be announced here tomorrow, Friday, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. EST.

"Happy Birthday To You" IO Challenge

This is our regular Happy Birthday Challenge, which is open to all of you who want to join in the fun.   To participate in this challenge, simply place your entries at the bottom of this post using Inlinkz after you have checked out the DT member blogs below:

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 this 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 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.

Additional Operation Write Home Information

  • They send blank handmade greeting cards (donated by people like you and me) to deployed troops so they can stay in touch with their loved ones.  If you want to be a part of this great service to our armed forces go HERE to find out more.  They have stamp tutorials, challenges and more fun things for you to do while you are creating your cards for our Heros In Uniform!  Over 1,000,000 cards have been sent so far!
  • For just Sept., Oct., and Nov. they expect to spend $13,000 in shipping expenses.  You can learn about more ways to help them with this expense through fun activities by going HERE
  • If you are making cards AVOID GLITTER - IT REALLY IS A SECURITY RISK IN WAR ZONES.
  • You may also want to donate directly to help with their shipping expenses.  You can have card parties with attendees donating and/or you can find out how to do the direct donations by going HERE.  Donations can be as little as $11.

Great challenges and chances to win.   I can't wait to see who our winners will be.  If you have any questions, please fee free to EMAIL ME.

Thanks for stopping by to look and join in the fun!!

 

 Shirley

 

Guidelines:

Mitra Friant

Impression Obsession Owner
E-mail Mitra

Jeanne Streiff

Blog/Social Media Coordinator
E-mail Jeanne

Kelli Richardson
DT Coordinator

Daniela Dobson

Dina Kowal

Ellen Taylor

Jeanne Streiff

Jenny Gropp

Julie Koerber

Kittie Caracciolo

Laura Fulcher

Vicki Garrett

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