Friday, December 23, 2011

How about a little more inspiration

I just don't know how Rhonda does it, but man can she crank out some projects. Check out her blog Rhonda's Place to Share to get all the details.

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Jessica has worked with a few of our 12 Days of Christmas snowmen, check out her blog 
Can You Pixel This? for more details!

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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Inspiration from our DT

I'm sure you are all hustling and bustling around trying to get all those last minute projects and things done for holiday.  I thought you could use a little inspiration from our FABULOUS design team!

Courtesy of Aletha using the following images:

Courtesy of Christy L. using the following images:

Courtesy of Rhonda using the following images:

Courtesy of Lawren using the following images:
Sledding Snowman & Relax kit

Courtesy of Ali (Dragonlady) using the following images:

Courtesy of Jerusha using the following images:

Courtesy of Jessica using the following images:

Courtesy of Julia using the following images:

Courtesy of Jennifer S. using the following images:

Courtesy of Ali (Aqualeiga) using the following images:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Please check to see if you are a winner-Unclaimed prizes/Re-draws

We have lots of prizes including GRAND PRIZE that have not been claimed from the "Thrifty Christmas Blog Hop" and I'm sure it's because you are all busy with holiday.  I am giving you one last chance to claim your prize, you have until Friday 12/23 to email me. If I haven't heard from our winners by then, I will be re-drawing prizes so make sure to check HERE to see if you are a winner and claim your prize!

Re-draws from November Hop

Sandy's blog:Daizeefli said... Love the Marylin card and the saying is so cute too!! CLAIMED

Rhonda's blog:Margie said...What a pretty ballerina! CLAIMED

Rene's blog:Mary J said...Oh how very very beautiful, Rene! I love your stitching and layout! CLAIMED

Please email me (Christy) at to claim your prize.

One Buck Wednesday!

This week's one buck deal is...
for today only, all Smoochie's will be one buck!!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Challenge #22~Inspirational And Winner

Hello everyone! Thanks for joining us for our last challenge...lots of great projects and you all sure are making it hard on me to pick a top 3 huh?!!!

Can you believe Christmas is just a short 5 days away...OMG...just saying that out loud made me realize just how close it I was thinking it was still like 10 days away....goodness!

I think some of you might have missed the "NON" part of Non-traditional colors for challenge 21...but we do have a winner and  top 3 for you:


Congrats...send me an email at with 3 images from the store you would like to have!


BTW: I am working on new Top 3 and Winner Badges. I made some and they were way too small so now I need to redo them! Keep checking back...they will be on the sidebar and all you winners and Top 3's can grab them!! it's time to get to our challenge that will extend over Christmas so if any of you get some nifty new crafty items for Christmas you can try them out and join in our challenge!!! Or if your just needing or actually getting some extra craft time in...we are here for you to join us!

Inspirational photo
I have a photo here for you...if you can believe this, it's a cake!!! It's a wonderful beautiful cake! Use this cake in any way you want to find some inspiration for your project! The DT girls went above and beyond with this challenge and have some fantastic work for you to see!

Isn't it beautiful? And man does it look yummy. And I know not everyone enjoys fondant but I love it! Yummmmmmyyyyy!

Sandy used stacked presents
REALLY???!!! This looks just like that amazing is her work. The circles are spot on and the colors...yummy! Don't you just love those cards that make you smile? This one does that for me!

used the ever so cute penguin baking image for her card. I love the scallops around the edge and those gold corners. I just love gold and lots of sparkle!!

Woohooo....look at that DP...yummy! Just like the cake ;-) Elizabeth used snowfriends for her image and colored it ever so sweetly. Again using the colors from the cake for her inspiration and it's just toooo darn cute!

Okay...I don't know how she does this...she used birthday hot air balloon and that's it! That's all she needed to make this card a fabulous card! I can not do that. I have this horrible fear of a white piece of cardstock but this is just fabulous. I mean really....she was like (now I'm just guessing here) "stamp, colored, DONE~Perfect" I'm just sayin' I couldn't do this and make it look good!!!

is using the ever so lovely twirling fairy and I really really love those stripes behind the image and that tag with the ribbon at the bottom is really cute! And of course every card needs a little bling added to it!!

used candyland winter background AND candyland winter land (the girl) and usual...made my jaw hit the floor. Look at that stunning coloring. Do you know that Miranda only uses pencils? Amazing right?! And how perfect are these images for the inspiration? I don't know...I can't even talk about it because I can't get my jaw off the floor...LOL!!! God bless you Miranda and your God given talent to bring smiles to peoples faces and joy to their day!

used cupcake for her card and played off the colors from the inspiration and did so very well! These shapes behind the image are really great and I just love that DP! That cupcake looks as yummy as the cake!!

Welp...that's it from me folks. I hope you enjoy this challenge as much as the DT did and have a WONDERFUL holiday...whatever it is that you celebrate enjoy it to the fullest and spend some time with your family and loved ones!