Joy = What happens when you mix Cosmo Cricket with Skipping Stones Design!

SSD #53

Yup. Cosmo Cricket + Skipping Stones Design pretty much = PERFECTION! I love this combo! I also REALLY love how you totally don't have to use holiday themed paper to come up with a really fantastic holiday card!

SSD #53

For this card I had the joy of using an another awesome sketch from Shannan! If you haven't played along with this months skectches yet, can I please BEG you to join in on this one?! This is SUCH an awesome sketch and so fun to use!

AND...in addition to this amazing sketch SSD is offering a FANTASTIC sale to get you set up for the holidays!

CRAZY ONE DAY SALE~ FREE 4"X6" stamp set for every $30 Gift certificate~limit 3

For EVERY $30 gift certificate you buy get a stamp set of your choice Absolutely FREE.
Here's how: Choose the Gift Certificate option in the store. Be sure to email the name of your free stamp set to Heather! LIMIT 3 FREE stamp sets per person.
Heather will email you an invoice from SSD. Once the invoice is paid your New stamp set(s) and gift certificate(s) will be mailed within a few days.
You can keep the stamp set and give the gift certificate, keep the gift certificate and give the stamp set, give both, or KEEP BOTH!!! Anyway you look at it, you can't beat this deal!

Here's the catch: This sale only last one day!!! You must purchase your gift certificate and email Heather with your free stamp choice on November 30th Before Midnight!


Don't forget to check out what all the Stamp Tramps created! Seriously - this week's cards are a step up! Everyone did AWESOME work!

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Meet Catherine...


Yes, this is Catherine. She and I, well....let's just say it took some time for us to get to know one another. I actually sculpted her head for an entirely different concept and then switched THAT concept to something entirely different and then, yesterday, out of the blue, I was completely and utterly inspired by this fabulous fabric by Samantha Walker for Riley Blake Designs and Catherine was born! (I don't know if this exact line is still available, as it was very popular, but Samantha has a FABULOUS brand new line coming out that you totally need to check out!!! I'm super excited about it!)

Catherine (face)

Miss Catherine is the type who never leaves the house without her makeup and jewelry on. You see, her face has been shimmered with Twinkling H2O's by Luminarte (Creative Imaginations) and her hair is beautifully coiffed with acrylic paint.

Catherine (Profile)

She wears tiny stud earrings everywhere she goes!

Catherine (brooch)

Her simple floral brooch is one of her favorite pieces! (Tim Holtz for Advantus)

Catherine (Bracelet)

And of course, a simple pearl bracelet because it goes with just about EVERYTHING!

Catherine (Dress Detail)

She even has lovely embellishments right on her dress! Lace and flowers are so lovely together!

Catherine (Full)

Isn't she just lovely?

I hope you all had a really fabulous holiday! (Well, for those of you that had a holiday! LOL!) Mine was truly fantastic!

Also, the winner of the Creativity For Kids giveaway is JULIE! (#55) Julie, I will email you for your info! Congratulations!



Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to drop in with a very quick post to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Here are some place cards that I created for today using Samantha Walker for Creative Imaginations papers!


I cut the leaves from a sheet of patterned paper and then coated each of them with a light coat of Twinkling H2O's. I love the shimmer it adds!


The little banners are inked with Distress Inks and then mounted on toothpicks! I love the way those turned out! So cute!


I hope you have a FABULOUS Thanksgiving!!!


So...Do YOU have Holiday Cards that You Need to Create?

You must, right?  Right.  So, here's the thing.  It just so happens to be Sketch Tuesday over at the ever fabulous Skipping Stones Design AND ... you just so happen to be in luck because the Stamp Tramps have kicked out some seriously fabulous inspiration to get you started on those holiday cards!

SSD #52

AND...in an effort to never disappoint, the fabulous Heather over at Skipping Stones has decided to do a SERIOUSLY fantastic sale TODAY ONLY!!! For every $25 you spend you get a $5 gift certificate back!!! YAY!!! AND...every single order placed today, on PINK Tuesday, will receive a FREE limited edition 3x4 stamp set!!! HOLY FUN, BATMAN!!!! To get the full details check out Skipping Stones Design!

BUT...since you will have all those fabulous new stamps to play with you are totally going to want to play along with the week's sketch that Shannon so beautifully crafted!

Ummm...CUTENESS! And, as always, if you participate and link your project up over at SSD you could win a great prize!!!

SSD #52 Image shot

For my card this week I chose to use the Wise Men set. It is just so pretty!

So, here's the deal! You TOTALLY need to check out the sale and you TOTALLY need to check out what all of the incredible stamp tramps created this week!

Also...go check out Em's new blog! She is giving away some GREAT blog candy! Tell her that Jingle sent ya and if you like it over there please follow her blog! Thanks!

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Happy Birthday to The Hubbums!!!! And My Cute New Old Purse...

I just want to with my fabulous Hubbums a super happy birthday!!! 

And...I wanted to do a quick post today to ....

A.  Remind you of the fabulous giveaway posted on Friday...go check it out!!!
B.  Remind you to enter my Creativity for Kids Giveaway!
C.  Tell you that LOTS of unpacking happened over the weekend and I pretty much have a studio back.
D.  Announce the Winner of my Christopher Pines Seam  Binding Giveaway!  That would be PATTI!!!!!  Patti, please email me with your contact info so I can have that awesomeness sent your way!
E.  Show you my super cute new old purse!!!  (Wow...that was lots of letters.  Hmmm...lots going on!  HA!)

No...you didn't read that wrong.  It's new to me, but I got it at the little thrift shop down the street from my office for a grand total of 50 cents.  I KNOW...I'm SUCH a big spender!  HA!  It was a splurge, what can I say!  HA!

Thrift Store Purse

Above you see the super cute all on it's own purse that I got at the thrift store for 50 cents.  I love it!  It's super cute and a nice medium size.  It has a small red mark on the front that I think will come off with a dab of hairspray, as I happen to know that it is Sharpie.  I just haven't got that far yet...something about emptying boxes in every spare moment I had!  HA!

Purple Flower Brooch

And here you see an absolutely BEAUTIFULLY crafted brooch clippy thing from the fabulous Emmamaha.  I won this in a giveaway and it is JUST STUNNING!  The craftsmanship is some of the best I have ever seen.  Not even kidding.  It is beautifully crafted.  And HEAVY, which is why when I tried to attach it to a rather flimsy headband I found that it didn't work so well, but because I absolutely adore it, I had to find a great way to display it quickly.  Hmmmmm......  Enter the new old purse I got for 50 cents.

My New Old Purse!

Ummmm...yeah.  So, is that not now the CUTEST STINKING PURSE ON THE ENTIRE PLANET????  Let me answer that one for you...yup.  It is.  Just say'n.  I am SO excited!  The two look like they were MADE for each other (only decades apart and stuff!  FUN!!!!) !  I absolutely adore it and I am so super excited and I just had to share it with all of you!!!! 

So....thanks for stopping by....please leave a comment!  They make me smile!  Just say'n!

Jingle Out.

HA!!!!  Yup.  It's totally a 'Jingle Out' kinda day.  Some days just need that kind of hilarity!  HA!


Kawaii CUTE from Modes4U - *GIVEAWAY!!!*

I am SOOO super excited to share this AWESOME store with you guys! FOR REALS! It's basically like they took all that is cute in the world and brought it together with the sole purpose of making me HAPPY!!!! I think it will make you happy, too. Just say'n. Let me introduce to you...

- AKA: Kawaii adorableness at it's very best!

Modes offers a HUGE variety of super cute merchandise for ALL kinds of ages!  You can find something for just about everyone here!  With Christmas coming up in a hurry (it feels that way, doesn't it!)  this is a great place to get gifts and AWESOME stocking stuffers!  For reals.  I think I would be ecstatic if my entire stocking was filled with only stuff from Modes4U!  HA!  For reals, though.  I love it!

I actually recently won a giveaway from Modes4U on the Milk Overdose blog {heart!} and just look at all  the wonderful things that arrived in my mailbox!

Prize from Modes4U!

CUTENESS!!! Even The Hubbums' thought it was seriously great stuff! AND...the best part is...Modes is offering a FANTASTIC giveaway for one Just Jingle reader! Check this stuff out:

(All photos are examples and may not be the exact one received.)

Yup! One winner will receive all of those items!!!  Isn't that just JINGLETASTIC???!!!! (Yup...new word. I think I'm cool enough to have a 'tastic' added on. HA!!! SOOOOO KIDDING!!!! Funny, though. Just say'n.)

Here is how you can win:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit Modes4U and tell me YOUR favorite item! Leave a comment with your item of choice (not shown in this post) and a way to contact you if you win.
Here is my personal favorite item:  The Cute Nerd Sweater Hoodie Girl With Glasses!!!  If you want to buy it for me, I'm totally cool with that.  Just say'n.  HA!!!

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*Blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this giveaway! (One entry for each, leave a comment with a link to the post for each. Maximum of one per method.)

This giveaway is open WORLD WIDE and will end Friday 3 December. The winner will have 48 hours to get back to me. If I am unable to contact the winner a new winner will be chosen.

While I did receive items from Modes4u they were not compensation for this post. They were actually a prize won from another blog. I received no compensation for this post directly. The prize is provided to the winner in full by Modes4u.

Have a super great weekend!!!!


Samantha Walker Products ROCK. Just Say'n.

Okay, so this should officially be the last day of really poor photo quality! YAY! These were all taken at the same time. Apparently I was quite shaky, too, because I've had to adjust the focus on several of them. Weird. Anyway, as far as updates on the move-in process - I FINALLY slept on my own bed with my real mattress last night!!! YAY!!! (We've been on an air mattress for the better part of a month at this point...a good one, mind you, but still.) We also got the dresser clothes out of the laundry baskets and into the dressers! YAY!!! Tonight all the hanging clothes will be able to go into their closets and that will mean that we will have our couch back!!! YAY!!! Also, we moved all the boxes that belong in my studio into said studio and all the boxes that belong in The Hubbums office into said office, so this weekend we should be able to get those two rooms in order, too!!! YAY!!! AND...The Hubbums figured out the trick to the shower controls so now we have hot showers. Things are starting to feel like home! That is a happy thing!


This is a card that I created on that night last week when I got to play a little. It is done with all kinds of Samantha Walker goodness!!!

The patterned papers are Samantha Walker for Creative Imaginations and are a part of the Ooh La La Collection! The stamps are from the Encompassed Grace set created by Samantha Walker for Unity Stamp Co! I added a bit of twine and hemp and a few brads and some glitter to finish off this super fun card!


Oh...and just because I know you will want to see it, I am planning on a SUPER fun video of the new room once I get it all set up! My question is...how long are you willing to watch a studio tour video! HA! Youtube only takes up to 10 minutes, so it won't be longer than that, but will you be bored with me if it goes that long. I've discovered that I tend to make long videos! HA! I guess I just have LOTS to say! I am, afterall, a blogger!

Just Say'n. ;-)

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It's beginning to emerge!!!! {WOYWW}

And here we are at yet another What's On Your Workspace Wednesday! AND...I have some good news!!!


Yes, my friends, it is up and built! No boxes unpacked in there yet, (but my kitchen is unpacked - YAY!!!) but it is coming soon!!! Things are starting to look like home, which is good. Also, the Hubbums seems to be feeling a bit better, although, now his voice doesn't seem to want to stick around, which is slightly amusing seeing as he is a TEACHER! HA! He is going to type everything into his computer and let that talk for him! LOL! The bad news today...we have water in the basement. Not a huge problem, but annoying, nonetheless, considering the landlord told us specifically that he hasn't seen water down there since the repairs that were made. Figures. Such is living in New England, though.


I can't wait to empty out those boxes and get these cubes filled with inspiring product again!!! I want to thank all of you guys, too. This move has been EXTREMELY stressful for us and you have all been so encouraging even though you had to listen to me whine all along the way! Thank you SO much! You guys really are the best bloggy friends in the world! I am a lucky girl!

***Please check out the two Giveaways below!!!***

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Fall Rain {Wordless Wednesday}

Fall Rain

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It's a Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop!!! ***GIVEAWAY!***

I need to apologize in advance for my photos today. They were taken in the apartment before the move without any decent light and in a hurry...I am SO SORRY! I would have posted new ones, but I still don't have internet. Thanks, Verizon. Just say'n.

BUT...now that we got that out of the way, let's focus on the cuteness that is this card! No, for reals, you guys! Check it!

I used the BRAND NEW Sassy Snow stamps from Skipping Stones. The trim is from Christopher Pines, and the papers and stickers of pure and utter FABULOUSNESS are Samantha Walker for Creative Imaginations! (Aren't they gorgeous? I am seriously in love with them. For reals. Just say'n.)


Today Skipping Stones Design is releasing this FABULOUS new set called Sassy Snow! Serious cuteness folks! Serious. Freaking. Cuteness. Love it!!!

There is so much going on today, I want to make sure to include it ALL!

1. SSD is offering a fantastic free shipping special! Just enter the code FREESHIP at checkout! This code is good for one week!!!

2. ALSO, SSD is offering a fabulous special on the Christmas Swirls and the Fur and Fangs sets! Each of these is on sale for only $11.99! And yes...you can combine that special with the Free shipping code!!!

3. Today we are teaming up with the fabulous Etsy shop, Christopher Pines! OH MY FABULOUSNESS! Okay, so you see that really great velvet trim on my card? Yup, that totally came from this awesome shop and she is GENEROUSLY offering a GIVEAWAY of a packet of her fabulous seam binding and trims to a reader on EACH of the blog hop blogs today! Yup! You can enter to win at ALL of our blogs!!! (Or just the ones you visit...but why not take all the chances you can get! Just say'n!)


SOoooo....Head on over to Skipping Stones and check out the sale and then Head on over to Christopher Pines and come back here and tell me which trim in the Etsy shop you love the most!

Your next stop on the hop is GLADYS!!!

Here is the entire list in case you get a little lost!

Shannan Teubner
Jennifer Ingle
Gladys Chia
Ann Kranitz
Brenda Weaver
Barb Turpin
Kandi Phillips
Jessica Morales
Sammye Jo Singer
Wendy Jordan
Laurel Seabrook
Amy Tsuruta
Tammie Beaton
Oh...and just for the record...I will totally take a better shot of this card and post it again later. I can't WAIT to take photos in my new studio! I got some KILLER daylight bulbs and the light is SOOOO fabulous! Now...I just need to get the furniture built and the boxes in there an unpacked! HA! The Hubbums did paint it for me and he hung the curtains last night even though he is horrible sick and they look SO fabulous!

Giveaway closes Sunday 21 November.

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