Wednesday, October 10, 2012

WOW - what a great day we had on the Paper Wishes message board on WCD!  We had over 860 message board posts and over 5,000 views!  (Now all you lurkers need to come sign up and play with us over there instead of just watching, LOL!!)

Sorry I am a day late posting my blog candy winner; we are on vacation and the wi-fi connection here is not great and I couldn't stay online long enough yesterday to get this done!  But seems to be working better today, so without further ado, here is what the random generator came up with:

There were 12 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Rhonda Lynn
  2. Michelle
  3. Cheryl
  4. Fabyon
  5. Ms. Pat
  6. Patti
  7. Kitty
  8. Robin
  9. Kim
  10. Penny
  11. Nancy
  12. Carol J
So RHONDA LYNN you are the winner!  Please email me HERE with your mailing address and when we get home from vacation I will get your goodies off to you in the mail!

Thank you all for visiting!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Welcome to the Paper Wishes*BLOG HOP - we are so glad you are here to help us celebrate World Card Making Day!  Read on for how to win a great prize package from Paper Wishes AND some blog candy from me!   

Some card making day trivia for you: 

Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. 
1 in 6 U.S. households participates in making cards 
86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards 
92% of papercrafters create cards more than any other type of project 

(See, there are lots of us paper & crafting addicts out there, LOL!!)

Be sure to check out all the blogs in this blog hop, as well as visit the Paper Wishes message board as there are lots of things going on today, all sponsored by Paper Wishes, with some great prize packages! You don’t want to miss a chance to win!

To win a prize package of Paper Wishes products: leave a comment on ALL THE BLOGS and a random drawing will be done to choose the winner. You also must be a registered user on the message board.

So on with the fun – it doesn’t matter where you start the blog hop, just see where you are on the list and make sure you visit them all and leave some sweetness behind!

Patti Prince
Sam  -----you are here!

This year's theme for the blog hop is gardening. I chose this beautiful garden scene from one of my all-time favorite Paper Wishes paper packs, Bohemian Sarapapers, to highlight on my card; added a couple of cute little die-cut birds and some I-rock tiny gems for their eyes and some pearly pink ones for the center of the flowers! I haven't decided what I'll use this card for yet, so haven't attached a sentiment but most likely will have one in that upper left corner.... 

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs for a chance to win!   Your comment must be posted by noon U.S. Eastern time on Sunday, October 7 to be eligible for the Paper Wishes drawing.

Now, I also promised you a chance to win some blog candy, and here is a picture of what I will be sending one lucky winner...who will be drawn randomly from visitors who are also 'followers'!  Check back here on Tuesday, October 9 to find out if you've won!!

And if you  haven't shopped with Paper Wishes before, or joined the message board there, you are missing out on tons of wonderful products, the best customer service in the business, and all kinds of fun things and new friends on the message board!  Come play with us!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hello World!

Well, I'm sure you are all tired of my constant "I've been neglecting my blog" refrain...but here it is again!  But you know, I spend all day at a computer at work, and don't have enough time to do crafty stuff anyway, so the blogging is usually kind of low on my to-do list..even though my intentions are GOOD, really they are, to post more often.  Mostly because I get so much enjoyment out of visiting other blogs, and want to be part of the 'giving' side of that.  (My grandma used to say the road to H - E - double L is paved with good intentions, LOL!!)

Anyway - my sister & I continue our challenges (although we are getting a little lazy about those too!) so I had to make a card with clouds on it...perfect time to try out some new paper, die and stamp I got recently...the paper pack is Heidi Grace's "Tweet Dreams Varnished Paper" (for which I can't find a link to show you, but I got it at Jo-Ann's) and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this paper!  I used my new Cat's Pajamas "Cloud Border Die 019" to make the clouds, and also a new vertical stamp from Sweet Stamps.


Thanks for stopping by; it's so nice to have visitors!!  Be sure to come back on Saturday, October 6 and join the Paper Wishes message board blog hop - lots of prizes to be won!!!