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6 posts from October 2011

October 27, 2011

DT Thursday Treat And Our Purple Challenge Winner

Our"Color Purple Challenge" winner is Shirley Deatcher at Paper Creations.  Congratulations, Shirley, and happy shopping!  If the rest of you missed all of the entries for the challenge, please check them out Here!!

DT Thursday

Today's DT member lives closer to Santa Claus than most of us.  Her designs sizzle!!!  Besides stamping, she is very versatile and likes to do free lance design, likes to fish, and lives close to the water (I mean like lake close)!  I have followed her blog for a while now and have also noticed she is very upbeat.  I have never seen a picture of her without a really really big smile.  When it comes to her cards, tags, and other project designs, they are very beautiful and versatile too!  If you haven't looked at her blog yet, you need to get acquainted. 

If you know her, you had to be thinking, "that's Vicki Garrett!"  She is our newest team member!  As you can see below, she is getting in the Christmas mood and has a sweet treat for all of you!!  So head on over to her blog HERE to see what's up and let her know you were there!!  While you are there you may want to look at her post for yesterday (Wednesday), that was also created with IO stamps.  She tells me she has another one scheduled for Saturday too!    Thanks for the extra treats, Vicki!!

October 27th, Designer Spotlight2

Snow Much Fun Challenge

Our next challenge starts on Thursday, November 3, (what you like to do on Snow days) and continues through the following Wednesday evening, November 9, at 10 p.m.  If you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there, then post your "Snow Much Fun Card" at the bottom of the November 3 post using Inlinkz.

If you would like a chance to shop for free stamps in our on-line store, get busy out there and then post your card showing "The Color Purple" 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
  • Use all IO Stamps.
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, November 9, 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.

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

 

 Shirley

 

 

October 20, 2011

Our Purple Challenge

Our DT members have been busy at work creating some beautiful cards for you and our "Color Purple Challenge".  So without further delay and before you post your own entries below, let's take a look at the DT creations on their links below.

If you would like a chance to shop for free stamps in our on-line store, get busy out there and then post your card showing "The Color Purple" 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
  • Use all IO Stamps.
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, October 26, 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.

Hope you week has been great so far!! Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

October 13, 2011

DT Thursday And A Costume Party Winner!

Our "It's A Costume Party Challenge" winner is E. Marie at CraftE Marie. Congratulations, Marie, and happy shopping! If the rest of you missed all of the entries for the challenge, please check them out HERE!!

Guess who your hostess for today's DT Thursday might be.  She lives in the southern part of the United States.  She teaches classes at her local stamp store and says rubber stamping keeps her sane!!  I have it from a good source that she is tall and statuesque.  Besides her stamps and art materials, she loves cats!!  It seems like she is always on the move and getting a lot of things done.  I know that because a lot of my correspondence with her is done from her Black Berry!! :-)

It may be the cats that gave it way, since she is One Krafty Kat!!! I bet you said, "that's our Jenny Gropp!"  You are so right and she has a real treat for us today!  As you can see below, she is getting in the Christmas mood and has a sweet treat for us!!  So head on over to her blog HERE to see what's up and let her know you were there too!!  She is so talented!

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 The Color Purple Challenge

Our next challenge, "The Color Purple", starts on Thursday, October 20, and continues to the following Wednesday evening, October 26, at 10 p.m. If you would like a chance to win free stamps too, get busy out there and then post your card at the bottom of the October 20 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
  • Use all IO Stamps.
  • Ending time for this challenge will be Wednesday, October 26, 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.

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

 

 Shirley

 

October 06, 2011

It's A Costume Party Challenge

It's time for our Costume Party Challenge. To inspire you with their Costume Party designs, we have the DT team links below.

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 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, 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.

Hope you week has been great so far!! Thanks for stopping by to look and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

Guidelines:

October 02, 2011

World Cardmaking Day Winner!

The winner for our World Card Making Day drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate for our On-line Store is Joanne Travis at Sleepy In Seattle. Congratulations, Joanne, and happy shopping.

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 look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

October 01, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop Celebrating World Cardmaking Day!

IO is partnering with Operation Write Home Blog Hop to celebrate World Cardmaking Day.  There will be having a drawing for a $25 Gift Certificate for our Online Store.  All you have to do is comment at the bottom of this post.  It will be open until tomorrow night at 10 pm.

For our OWH Blog Hop today, we were asked to share a Christmas Card.  I had actually already started 3 cards.  One is Christmas, another is Fall, and one is Thanksgiving.  I won't be going into detail, other than the stamps I used, due to time constraints.  I'll start in reverse and go according to the calendar.

Serenity 1

My first card is Fall.  It is Fall Serenity, and it really does remind me of Fall.  It is painted with Twinkling H20's watercolors, as are all of the cards.  It was cut out, turned over on an embossing mat, embossed with a stylus, then mounted on the Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle.  I used Viva White Pearl to accent the chair back.  The ribbon, etc. are remnants.  My inside left panel is "For The Sweetest Pumpkin In The Patch".

Gary Robertson
My second card reminded me of an old fashioned Thanksgiving.  I used Cover-A-CardTM  Maple Leaves stamped with Memento Cocoa Brown on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Laid cardstock for the background.  Brown ink was also used for the Fall Porch image.  Dark Brown cardstock was used for the Spellbinders Scalloped Edge frame and the matt around the Maple Leaves.  The pumpkin, dog and cat, boots, and flowers were cut out, turned over, embossed on an embossing mat with a stylus for depth and then mounted. The inside left panel reads So Very Thankful.

HANNAH ANGEL
My last card is for Christmas.  I used Angel in brown ink.  I cut her out, turned her over on the embossing mat, and used a stylus to give her depth.  She was mounted on Spellbinders Picot Edge Circles, which was mounted on the Score background as shown.  The ribbon is May Arts.

The background is Score and is in a light blue ink.  Inside the card on the left-hand panel is the sentiment "Enjoy The Magic Of The Holiday Season".

Operation Write Home Information

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with this very worthwhile self giving organization.  They provide cards, created by people like us, to our military troops who are stationed in war zones.  There are 3 ways that each of us can choose to help them with their goals.

1.  You can send them your handmade cards.  Find out more HERE.

2.  You can help them pay for the postage to send the cards.  Find out more HERE.

3.  You may want to have your own fundraisers by way of card making parties, etc. and you would check that out under 1. above.

I feel very strongly about organizations like OWH.  They are making it easier, for those people who volunteer to put their lives on the line for our country, to stay in touch with their loved ones.  They ask no questions and just go do it.  To have such courage.  I also want to thank Sandy and her organization for doing what they do too.

IO Design Team News

Our design team member, Kathy Menzies, from Watermelon Sugar, is leaving us.  We will miss you greatly, Kathy.  You are such a talented artist.  We are also welcoming a new member.  Her name is Vicki Garrett, at Summertyme Studio!  She too is very talented.  Welcome, Vicki!!  I encourage you to visit both blogs, if you haven't already.  You will not be disappointed.

So that's it for our post today.  Thank you so much for stopping by to look and share.  I look forward to seeing you on October 6, for our "It's A Costumer Party" Challenge!

 

 Shirley

 

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