Thursday, August 30, 2012

Still Alive!







Hello everyone,

I've had a rough couple of weeks.  Mainly because I put off going to the doctors. Long story short, I have to start taking better care of myself and lose weight. But I am fine and have appreciated all the calls and cards. I'm still a bit shaky and have a horrible cough. But I'm fine. :0)


OK enough about me! I will be taking it easy and posting a few cards and gifts over the next few days.

But for today I would like to share with you what my dear friend Babe sent to me. Isn't this braid of organic garlic and dried flowers amazing. The bulbs are so large. She knows how much I love cooking with fresh garlic and this should really boost my immune system!  I can tell you not one clove will go to waste!

I got a ton of cards and wonderful gifts(wait till you see what Carole made me, she is so talented). Even Luna our kitty got a card! It made me laugh so hard I must have coughed for 30 minutes after. I will have to help Luna stamp a card when I feel a bit better. I can't wait to share them with you.

I also got a coupon for one on one class with Joe Rotella to show me how to use ALL of USArtQuest's products. But that's not all... they gave me every single item they make that I didn't have! I was floored to say the least. They gave me one surprise gift that I have asked my husband for 18 years for. I'll leave you hanging on that note. hehe(I promise it will be my next post)

Till my next post...

Friday, August 17, 2012

Blog Candy Winner For Helping Pick The Kitties Names Is...



# 27 Anonymous
Comment was (in all Capitals):

I VOTE FOR RAVEN AND RIPPER

You did not leave your name but it is in all capitals. So I think it is Maryann Mullins. Am I right Maryann? :0)

Please email me at Stampinshirl@aol.com to let me know who it is and I will get your prize out to you. 

Thank you again for all the great names!

Take care all and hope you are having time to be creative but most of all time to stamp!

Till my next post...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

First Blog candy Winner



Congrats  #15 Jennifer M. you have won a set of Joe Rotella's new line of chipboard from Want 2 Scrap!


I wanted to say how sorry I was for forgetting this drawing but with the loss of our cat, a family visit and getting 2 new kitties it slipped my mind. Or should I say what mind I have left! LOL

This prize was drawn for the post on what you liked best about Joe's completed "Ocean" album.

Thank you for all your comments. They are all so appreciated!

I Will be back tomorrow afternoon with the winner of the prize for helping with out kitties new names!

See you tomorrow!
Shirley

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Our Kitties Names Are...

LUNA & COSMO! 

 
 That's Luna aka Sissy(that's what we've been calling her) in the  chair.
                         Cosmo aka Buddy(what we've been calling him) on the printer. His favorite spot.      
 


Thank you everyone who voted! I will be drawing for winners of the last two blog candies after I get back from the vets this afternoon.

I had to take off votes from my husband and Jasper(our dog...my hubby thinks he's so funny!). 

So again thank you for your votes and stop back later to see who wins the blog candies! I will be posting some fun cards too. It's time I get back to doing some stamping! :0)

Stamping hugs,
Shirley

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Something Fun To Watch Monday August 13th, 2012

Watch this coming Monday, Sue Demonstrate
USArtQuest Mica D’Lights on Cool2Craft TV!

cool 2 craft tv


Susan Pickering Rothamel shares her new technique
" Mica D’Light-ful Stenciling". Add a shimmering, dramatic effect to your projects with Mica D’Lights – natural sparkling mica. Ideal for hot-melt crafts, mosaic work, paper arts, jewelry and home decor projects.
Monday August 13, 2012 at noon Eastern/9 am Pacific. Watch craft demos and join in the live craft chat at showtime at Cool2Craft.com.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Kitten Names

Hi Everyone!

I can't begin to tell you how much fun Lee and I have had reading all your suggestions for names for our new kitties. We need to have names for them by the 15th when they go back to the vet. :0)

We had our whole family here this past weekend. We had lots of fun and they gave us some new suggestions as well. They were:

Snicker & Doodle(you got to love a cookie name!)
Mystic & Magic
Vamp & Villain
Casper & Wendy
Hansel & Gretel
Batty & Boo

We loved all the names. Some really made us laugh and smile. (Biscuit and Gravy, Piglet & Roo, & Thumper & Jumper) But Lee and I still keep coming back to 2 sets of names. 

So here is our the names we will be picking from:

Luna & Cosmo
         OR
Raven & Ripper

We are good with either set of names so here's the deal. we will take a poll and which ever name gets the most votes wins!

If you vote, you will be entered to win a wonderful prize! If your not a scrapbook & rubber stamper never fear, we've got you covered! So leave your vote and Good Luck on winning a GREAT PRIZE!

Of course we are already winners. we have the kitties! hehe

 You have till the 15th to vote. :0)

Good Luck to all and THANK YOU for helping us name our kitties!


Thursday, August 2, 2012

Blog Candy Winner



This drawing is for the Blog candy that asked you to help name our new kitties. :0) 

The winner of a set of Joe Rotella's new line from Want 2 Scrap is:

#3 Sandra Straight

Congrats!


Sandra if you could just verify your address by emailing me at Stampinshirl@aol.com.

Thank you and I will be back with more winners of the blog post in which I asked you to tell me what you liked best about Joe's finished Ocean album.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

For You Locals...Red Letter Journals is HIRING!



Hello my local blog followers,


I just wanted to pass this post on from Red Letter Journals in Grove City, Ohio. Tonya is hiring! I know I have so many SUPER TALENTED scrapbooking friends and followers I thought I would pass this along. I sure wish I could! (MY scrapbooking skills are not so hot! hehe)


Don't forget tomorrow I draw for the blog candy! Good luck all! 


 
Red Letter Journals
 
 
 
Need to support your Scrapbooking habit? 
 
We’re here to help!  WE’RE HIRING!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
 
If you answer 'YES' to these questions, then you may be the next RLJ employee.
 
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Would you like extra $ for scrapbooking?
 
 Are you creative?
 
Are you a seasoned scrapbooker?
 
Are you willing to teach a variety of classes?
 
Do you have the availability to work 3pm to 7pm and some weekends.
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If you'd like to find out more about this position,
stop in and fill out an application.
 
 
 
Customers and Friends...
 
It seems you can’t turn on the TV or open a newspaper these days without
seeing some mention of how difficult things are in today’s economy.
All of us have had some aspect of our lives affected by the slow-down.
Since acquiring Red Letter Journals in January of 2011, I have sadly witnessed
several independent scrapbooking stores in central Ohio close because of
the economic climate.  Pizazz It, B&B and Scrapbook Groupies have all
closed their doors.
 
The loss of these small stores means that scrappers have fewer options
and our communities lose quality, family oriented small businesses.
The “big box” national chain stores along with the MANY “ON-LINE STORES”
pick up more business and our scrapbooking world becomes less personal
and more homogenized. The good news is that while the chain stores may
have taken a few rounds, they haven’t taken it all.  Red Letter Journals is still
here and we aren’t going anywhere!!
 
Red Letter Journals offers the Scrapbooker the best service,selection,
price and PERSONAL ATTENTION in central Ohio.  From custom
vinyl for scrapbooking, cars or ribbons, school/sports/custom laser cuts,
personalized paper, to the very latest tools, embellishments and paper lines,
RLJ has what you NEED and WANT.
 
With regularly scheduled crops and classes teaching the latest techniques,
we offer the beginning and experienced scrapper alike the ideal place
to get away from their hectic world and get creative or just spend time
with your friends!  We also offer private crops.
 
Our love of scrapping goes beyond just being our business. We are
passionate about helping our customers get the most out of their
scrapbooking time and money.  Come visit us in the heart of downtown
Grove City and see why Red Letter Journals is 'THE PLACE' for
scrapbooking in central Ohio!
 
 
Red Letter Journals Scrapbook Superstore
3737 Broadway, Grove City, OH  43123
614-539-3900