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6 posts from January 2012

January 31, 2012

CHA Design Team And Fan Blog Hop - Day 2

Our winner for yesterday's drawing is Yolanda from Imagine, Make, Share.  Congratulations for playing Yolanda.  Please EMAIL Me about your $25 Gift Certificate for our online store.

This is the  "CHA DT & Fan Blog Hop - DAY TWO".  The DT members participating today listed below.  Images used are from our Spring 2012 catalog. You can also view the new stamps in our Online Store HERE and HERE.  So let's get to it and while you are there, let them know what you think so you can be eligible for today's drawing and a start for Friday's drawing too (details below)!!

Below are the rules for this week's DT & FAN BLOG HOP, which begins today, and continues through this Friday.  For you to be eligible to win you should:

  • Start here every day to see which DT Members are participating and to link to their blogs.
  • Comment here and on every participating DT member's blog on that day to be eligible for that day's drawing for the $25 Gift Certificate.
  • For Friday's drawing you must have completed all comments for Monday through Friday.
  • This means someone on Friday has a chance for $50 worth of free stamps (sigh)!  Maybe more for the week if Random.org loves them! ;-)
  • You can go back to each day to catch up for Friday's drawing and the 5 day drawing.
  • Each day's winner will be announced on the next day's post.

Yesterday was the start of CHA, and any of you who live near Anaheim, CA, can get all of the details about who can attend, etc. HERE.  If you can, I know Mitra would love to see you!  By the way, our Design Team Member, Dina Kowal from Mama Dini's Stamperia, will also be at the booth from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. each day.

I hope you have enjoyed the second day of oure hop!! Thanks for stopping by to look and share!!

 

 Shirley

 

January 30, 2012

CHA Design Team And Fan Blog Hop - Day 1

This is the DT & Fan Blog Hop - DAY ONE".  The DT members are ready for you to stop by their blogs to see some terrific new images in our Spring 2012 Catalog.  You can also view the new stamps in our Online Store HERE and HERE.  So let's get to it and while you are there, let them know what you think so you can be eligible for today's drawing and a start for Friday's drawing too (details below)!!

Below are the rules for this week's DT & FAN BLOG HOP, which begins today, and continues through this Friday.  For you to be eligible to win you should:

  • Start here every day to see which DT Members are participating and to link to their blogs.
  • Comment here and on every participating DT member's blog on that day to be eligible for that day's drawing for the $25 Gift Certificate.
  • For Friday's drawing you must have completed all comments for Monday through Friday.
  • This means someone on Friday has a chance for $50 worth of free stamps (sigh)!  Maybe more for the week if Random.org loves them! ;-)
  • You can go back to each day to catch up for Friday's drawing and the 5 day drawing.
  • Each day's winner will be announced on the next day's post.

Since today is the start of CHA, and any of you who live near Anaheim, CA, can get all of the details about who can attend, etc. HERE.  I know Mitra would love to see you!  By the way, our Design Team Member, Dina Kowal from Mama Dini's Stamperia, will also be at the booth from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. each day.

I hope you have enjoyed the first day of our hop!! Thanks for stopping by to look and share!

 

 Shirley

 

January 26, 2012

Our Oldies But Goodies Challenge Winner And Up Coming Events

What a really great challenge we had!  Our challenge winner for our "Oldies But Goodies Challenge", is Helena at Oceans of Imagination.  Congratulations, Helena, and happy shopping!  If the rest of you missed all of the DT members' beautiful designs and the other entries for the challenge, please check them out Here.

This is usually DT Thursday, but this week we are doing it a little different.  The Design Team is busy making cards, with images from the new Spring 2012 catalog, for CHA and for next week's DT And Fan Blog Hop.

I am not on the Design Team, but I do participate in the challenges now and then.  A while back we had a "No Patterned Paper" challenge.  I had started a card, but didn't get it finished in time.  It would have been great for this Oldies But Goodies challenge too.  So, I am going to post it here for you today and hope you enjoy it.  I also have it in a post on my blog with the details HERE.  The stamps I used to make this card are:

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DT And Fan Blog Hop

Below are the rules for the scheduled DT And Fan Blog Hop, which begins January 30, also the start of CHA, and continues through Friday, February 3.  There will be a $25 Gift Certificate Drawing every day and an additional $25 Gift certificate awarded on Friday, all for use in our online store.  For you to be eligible to win you should:

  • Start here every day to see which DT Members are participating and to link to their blogs.
  • Comment here and on every participating DT member's blog on that day to be eligible for that day's drawing.
  • For Friday's drawing you must have completed all comments for Monday through Friday.
  • This means someone on Friday has a chance for $50 worth of free stamps (sigh)!  Maybe more for the week if Random.org loves them! ;-)
  • You can go back to each day to catch up for Friday's drawing and the 5 day drawing.

I am really excited to see the cards created by the Design Team with the new 2012 Spring catalog images, your comments, and to hand out the certificates too.  I can't wait to see what you think too.  The new images are really great!!!  For those of you who have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask and EMAIL ME.

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

 

 Shirley

 

January 19, 2012

Our "Oldies But Goodies" Challenge And Happy Birthday To Someone Special Too!

Mitra, the Design Team, and I would like to wish our Design Team Coordinator, Kelli Richardson, a "VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY" each and every day of the year to come.  We thank you for all you do for us and for your patience with us too! We wish you a wonderful 39th birthday today!!

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Oldies But Goodies Challenge

Next we have our "Oldies But Goodies Challenge".  Our DT members are ready for you to stop by and check out their great cards. Some have asked, "What is old?"  If it isn't in the new Spring 2012 catalog it qualifies.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to EMAIL ME.  Check out their blogs below, and then add your card at the end of the post:

Would you like to participate in the challenge for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate?  The Challenge Guidelines widget is posted in the first sidebar to your right.

  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the bottom of this post.
  • Ending time for this challenge will be next Wednesday, January 25, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified by email of the winner that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on January 26.

Thanks in advance for playing and joining in the fun everyone!


DESIGN TEAM BLOG HOP

Beginning the week of CHA, January 30 through February 3, we are having a DT members Blog Hop, showing off all of the NEW SPRING STAMPS.  There will be a $25 Gift Certificate drawing each day and an additional $25 Gift certificate awarded on Friday.  To be eligible to win during the hop you should:

  • Comment on every participating DT member's blog each day plus the IO blog for the daily drawing.
  • For Friday's drawing you must complete comments for Monday through Friday.
  • This means someone on Friday has a chance for $50 worth of free stamps (sigh)!

Because our blog hop is scheduled CHA week we won't have a challenge that week.  Our next challenge will be "Hey! Hi! Hello There!" on February 16.

We are really excited about the coming changes and hope you will STAY TUNED for news about all of them.  Hope you week has been great so far!! Can't wait to see your creativity with this challenge, and thanks for stopping by to join in the fun and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

January 12, 2012

DT Thursday And Our Challenge Winner Too!

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a great week!  Our winner for our "Hearts And Flowers Challenge" is Shannon White at Enchanted Ladybug Creations.  Congratulations, Shannon, and happy shopping!  If the rest of you missed all of the DT members' beautiful designs and the entries for the challenge, please check them out HERE.

This DT Thursday is brought to you by DT member, One Krafty Kat!!  In other words, Jenny Gropp!  When I first saw the title of her blog I knew I was in for some wonderful art!  This week is no exception, as she used some more of our new Alesa Baker stamps.  I know you have all been to Jenny's blog, so without further delay, take a look at my sneak peek and then head on over to her blog, HERE.

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Our "Oldies But Goodies" Challenge starts on Thursday, January 19, and continues until the following Wednesday, January 25, 10 p.m., EST. If you would like a chance to win free stamps too, create your card using IO stamps and enter it using the Inlinkz at the bottom of the January 19 post.

Beginning the week of CHA, January 30 through February 3, DT members will be doing a Blog Hop.  There will be a $25 Gift Certificate Drawing every day and an additional $25 Gift certificate awarded on Friday. To be eligible to win:

  • Comment on every DT member's blog each day plus the IO blog for daily drawing.
  • For Friday's drawing you must have completed comments for Monday through Friday.
  • This means someone on Friday has a chance for $50 worth of free stamps (sigh)!

The cards created by the Design Team will use new 2012 Spring Catalog images.  For those of you who have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask and EMAIL ME.

Some of you have asked when the new stamps will be in the online store.  Mitra is hoping to coordinate that with the opening of the new online store.  Stay tuned and it will be posted here.

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

 

 Shirley

 

January 05, 2012

A New Year, And A New Day, And A New "Hearts And Flowers Challenge"

Our "Hearts And Flowers Challenge" begins today and our DT members are ready for you to stop by and visit. Some will also be using a some of our stamps for Spring 2012 as a "Sneak Peek".  So let's get to it and check out their blogs below:

Would you like to participate in the challenge for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate?  The Challenge Guidelines widget is posted in the first sidebar to your right.

  • Use the Inlinkz thumbnail format at the bottom of this post.
  • Ending time for this challenge will be next Wednesday, at 10 p.m. EST.
  • The winner is picked using Random.org.
  • The players are notified by email of the winner that night.
  • The winner's name will be posted with the DT Thursday post on January 12.

Get out your IO stamps and join in the fun everyone!

Our next challenge after this one is Thursday, January 19, and is an "Oldies But Goodies Challenge".  Some have asked, "What is old?"  If it isn't in the new Spring 2012 catalog, it qualifies.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to EMAIL ME.

There are some new plans for the blog, a new online store front, etc., our new 2012 Spring Stamps, and more to be released soon.  In addition, we have CHA coming the end of this month too!!!  We are really excited about the coming changes and hope you are too.

Part of the new blog changes already completed are:

  • The Card Galleries are from the current last two catalogs.
  • They will still be linked to the stamps used in the Online Store.
  • The cards will be viewed by stamp when the new Online Store is open.
  • There will now be a link to the DT member's blog so you can see how the card, etc., was designed.

Hope you week has been great so far!! Can't wait to see your creativity with our challenge, and thanks for stopping by to join in the fun and say hi!

 

 Shirley

 

Mitra Friant

Impression Obsession Owner
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Jeanne Streiff

Blog/Social Media Coordinator
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Kelli Richardson
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