Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Birthday Giveaway Winner

The response to the birthday wishes for my real life petunia was overwhelming.   She felt so incredibly special.  Thank you so much to everyone that commented here, on Instagram and Facebook.

The little petunia choose Bear as the winner.  Bear wished her a happy birthday and had Connie Pickard relay the message on Facebook.  If Connie can please email me so we can send Bear the prize.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Taylored Expression with MISTI

I was quite flattered when Taylored Expressions contacted me to do a video using their cling mounted stamps.  Butterflies zoomed around in my stomach at the opportunity.

I had never owned their stamps and was amazed at the quality.  The stamps come on this plastic sheet with pre-punched holes to store in a binder.  Simply Stamped Tulips had a combination of sentiments that caught my eye.

At first I was planning to do an Easter card, but I did not allow enough space for the sentiment.  So now I am prepared for Mother's Day.  It's a little early but time is valuable right now and that is at least one thing I can mark off my to do list.

My mom has always loved plants and flowers.  I love them too but I do not possess the green thumb that she has.   My mom can grow anything.  She can take a stem and make it sprout roots.  We do share the crafty gene.   Growing up I remember my mom crocheting, sewing, flower arranging and making ceramics.

The last time she came for a visit was when I was still packing boxes in my home and I was transitioning to a fulfillment center.  I had flown her up to help me because I was scheduled to work full time for two weeks.  She stayed for three weeks and I was too tired to teach her to stamp.  Her next visit I will induct her into the MISTI community.

Thanks to the wonderful people at Taylored Expressions for helping me make my mom an awesome card by sending me these beautiful stamps.   Here is the video that I prepared for them.

Supplies used:
Stamp: Simply Stamped Tulips
Ink Colors: Lawn Fawn
Celery Stick
Freshly Cut Grass
Wild Rose

Versafine Black Onyx Ink

Dies:  Lawn Fawn
Stitched Large Stackable Rectangles
Stitched Small Stackable Rectangles

Pattern Paper:  Lawn Fawn
Perfectly Plaid
American Crafts:  Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My Little Petunia's Birthday Giveaway

Happy Birthday to my sweet little petunia.   This beauty turns 11 today.  How time has passed.  This little girl has the sweetest heart I know.  I am not just saying this because I am her mother.  I am saying this because she just is and if you met her, you would agree.

She has so much love in her, my heart soars knowing that God has blessed me with a little piece of Him in her.  Knowing how much I love her reminds me of how much God loves me.

So today we have a birthday giveaway.  We have the last Young at Heart Stamp of Approval collection there is.  I snagged this box of goodies when there were only two left.  I have been saving it for this since the theme was birthday. The next Stamp of Approval is set for April 20th.

If you missed this collection,  here is a chance to win it.  Just leave my sweet little petunia a birthday message for her to read and let her know what you liked to play with at her age.  I will let her pick the winner.

Giveaway ends at midnight on March 26, 2016.

Photos are by Nicolinger Photography.