MSS Sneak Peek: Simple Joys

Hi, there! How are you all doing tonight? Ready for some more Market Street Stamp sneak peeks?

Here are the details of the release:
  • The April release stamps (8 total stamp sets!!) will be "sneaked" Monday-Wednesday at 7PM CST!
  • The full sets will be revealed on Thursday night!
  • Stamps will be available for sale following the reveal Thursday night!
  • The April release stamps will be 15% off in the store from April 28th- May 2nd!!
  • Purchase all 8 sets and receive 25% off from April 28th-May 2th!!!
Now.... if you've been keeping up, you've noticed that there are 7 background stamps being introduced this month! 7!! That's crazy! And along with those 7 awesome new sets is a beautiful, doodly sentiment set called Simple Joys. I am already SO in love with this amazing compilation of sentiments. They're great for mixing and matching and being creative, which is something I love.

Enough talk already, here's my card:

Love it, people! It's amazing- just wait until you see the full set! Don't forget to stop by the Market Street Stamps blog to leave a comment for your chance to win this set!!



MSS Sneak Peek: Vintage Notepad

Hi, guys! How ya doing this fine Monday?! I'm here with some exciting stuff tonight! How about a sneak peek of a new stamp set being released from Market Street Stamps? I am SOOOO excited about this release! So many great stamps and something for every stamping style!

Here are the details of the release:
  • The April release stamps (8 total stamp sets!!) will be "sneaked" Monday-Wednesday at 7PM CST!
  • The full sets will be revealed on Thursday night!
  • Stamps will be available for sale following the reveal Thursday night!
  • The April release stamps will be 15% off in the store from April 28th- May 2th!!!
  • Purchase all 8 sets and receive 25% off from April 28th-May 2th!!!
So.... ya wanna see a card?
Here ya go! This is a card I made with the new background stamp Vintage Notepad!

Ack! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! And the sentiments? More about those on Wednesday! **wink** Don't forget to stop by the Market Street Stamps blog each night to see all the peeks and comment for your chance to win stamps from the new release! 

I'll be back Wednesday with MORE sneak peeks!!




I know, I know....

It's been a while, friends! How are you all doing? I'm doing great- getting swept away by spring! Springtime is one of my hardest times to find time to stamp with birthdays, weddings, gardening, yard work, and a lot of time spent outside! Anybody else feel this way?

Well, I had a lovely weekend catching up with family that I haven't seen in a LONG time- we had the pleasure to attend my cousin, Chrissy's wedding. Here's the happy couple- so sweet!

And we're in the middle of planning Aden's 5th birthday after celebrating Austin's 3rd! Helped my beautiful niece celebrate her 4th birthday on Sunday and came home to a bunch of stuff sprouting up in the vegetable garden! I truly LOVE spring and I am so excited it's really here. LOL! Here are a couple recent snapshots!


And how about a card? I've been reaching for my Market Street Stamps more and more as the collection grows and grows! LOVE the background stamps, LOVE Angelica, LOVE Market Street Stamps. That's all there is to it. So here is a card I made for the Market Street Stamps blog and the Card Patterns challenge this week!

More info here: Market Street Stamps BLOG

And don't forget- you still have a couple more days to show me what you're making with Market Street Stamps!  Link your projects using Market Street Stamps to any of the places linked below for your chance to be the "Cream of the Crop" and win a $20 GC to Market Street Stamps!! You have until 11:59 PM CST April 29th to share your projects!!




Chicken dinner! Here we are! Thank you all so, so much for your kind words about this giveaway! It was so much fun for me to read through all of the great comments and explore some of YOUR favorites! Speaking of which, my hubby was reading through the comments at work earlier int he week and kept seeing "ATG gun." Not knowing what it was (and seeing that everyone has one but me... lol), he googled it and ordered oen for me! Isn't he the sweetest. He tried to keep it a suprise, but he can't keep secrets... haha!

So...... who wants to know who won the big prize?

Random.org tells me that the winner is #22! 

And #22 is............... SUE ANN!

Here's her super sweet comment:

 Sue Ann said... WOW girly girl you are really rolling out the red carpet ...... Congrats on the 100th post and all the great personal goals you are meeting as well.

So my need to haves are

PTI card stock ribbon and buttons
Zip Dry
Foam tape
TH Distressing ink
PTI dies
Bling bling
Oh and my notebook binders for my PTI stamps ....... I so do not like CD cases ....... i break them too easily!!

Great give away Steph!!!

Thanks for a chance to win :)

Thanks you all so, so much for stopping by and leaving me love! I truly appreciate your kind words! Sue Ann- shoot me an e-mail or PM with your mailing address so I can get your package out to you!




HI! So nice of you to stop by today! This is my 100th post (!) and I'm so, so thankful for all of you who stop by and leave me love!! Because I'm so thankful, I thought I'd do something special for my followers for my 100th post! Who's excited? I AM! I've been collecting goodies over the past month in anticipation of the HUGE giveaway- and they are my FAVORITE THINGS!! Are ya ready? Ok- here we go!

Here's the lot of my favorite things!!!

Ooh la la! This prize package has a retail value of approximately $115!  Big prize! Like I said, I've collected a few of my favorite things! These are supplies I love and that I use all the time!

First things first- I couldn't make cards without cardstock and Papertrey Ink cardstock is my favorite! When I say it's my favorite, I mean it's all I use, it's all I got! And I have a lot of it! And my favorite patterned paper is also from Papertrey Ink- Distressed Dots! Anytime I'm in a rut, I turn to this paper! I LOVE it! They're part of the prize!

Next we have stamps! Another one of those staple items that we all collect and make our own! I have been using A LOT of Market Street Stamps lately and not just because I'm on the Design Team! I LOVE these stamps! HUGE, A2 size background stamps- can't beat that! And the prices are extremely reasonable! Angelica (the owner/designer of Market Street Stamps) was nice enough to provide my 2 favorite Market Street Stamps sets to give away in this package- here they are! I know you'll love them as much as I do!

Ok.... lots of stuff- bear with me! LOL! Next we have dies and coordinating stamps! PTI has made the art of cardmaking SIMPLE, which is one thing I love about this hobby. The new Tag-Its line by Heather Nichols make it almost effortless to make your own tags or add tag embellishments to your cards! And this tag shape is large so it fills up a large part of the card front- makes it really easy to pull something together! LOVE these- and the butterfly die is another of my go-to shapes. Just lovely.

Next, we're on to ink. Now.... I've waivered a lot in this area. I have ALL the PTI inks. I don't love them ALL. I've found replacement colors here or there to fill in gaps, but primarily stick with my Momento black and color with my Copics. I've also be dabbling in Tim Holtz Distress Inks and I LOVE them. So here ya go- two Distress Inks, Momento Tuxedo Black ink, and how about a Versamark pad, too! I also threw in an American Crafts Precision Pen! LOVE these pens!

Ok, you all know I like ribbon. In fact, you all know I like satin ribbon. So here it is- 4 of my faves!

Now how about some buttons and bling? How about a button sampler from my stash (including some of the covetted wooden buttons, of course!) Here it is! And some Raspberry Fizz rhinestones for good measure!

And last but not least, tape! Couldn't make anything without it and these are two that I reach for almost every time I make a card. I LOVE 1/4" Scor-Tape- it holds really well, doesn't go anywhere, and it's super easy to tear a piece off and stick it on your card. Easy, easy, easy. Another tape that I use A LOT is this Mounting Tape from 3M. Anytime I need a little dimension I use this foamy tape. It's easy and inexpensive!

OK- here's what ya gotta do to be in the running to win this amazing prize!

1. Become a follower of my blog!! This contest is only open to my followers!

2. Leave a comment telling me what some of your favorite things are! I want to hear what products you LOVE!

It's super easy, it's open to ALL followers, and you have until Sunday, April 10th at 11:59 PM EST to enter to win! One comment per person, please! I'll post the randomly chosen winner on Monday, April 11th!!





Card Patterns meets Totally Hues!

Hey, guys! I thought I'd combine two of my favorite challenges tonight with some of my favorite stamps!

Here's the challenge from Card Patterns this week:

And here's Heather P.'s Totally Hues challenge:

AND here's my CARD:

This one's for all of you loyal followers! I am so thankful for all of you who come by and leave such nice comments- you're too sweet!

Here are the details: Market Street Stamps Computer Cutie stamp set- so cute! And perfect for the occasion- this little card is going into the box of goodies that I'm giving away- did I tell you about that yet? Check back Monday for more about that :)

See the cool little checker board? I drew the grid on kraft cardstock with my Signo white gel pen and colored in some of the blocks for this cool effect- I really like it! The background on the other circle is MSS Bit of Burlap stamped in Scarlet Jewel ink!

Finished it off with some true black buttons, some satin ribbon (of course.... lol), and this super sweet sentiment!

Thank you all for stopping by! Don't forget to check back on Monday for details on my big 100th post giveaway!!! I'm so excited!!