Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Our 23rd Anniversary - A Spinning Good Time

Hi there friends,

Yesterday was our 23rd anniversary. Bruce really pours on the romance and we feasted, exchanged gifts and this is the card I made for him. It took 3 tries with multiple surgeries to get this baby spinning and not sagging. No matter how much tape and glue I used, the weight of the two-sided 80# card layers caused the silver string to pull out from the top. ARGH - hair pulling ensued. And yup, there is a boo boo in coloring but I'm not going to fret about this card anymore. Hey, it's handmade, not perfection.

The third card later, I figured out how to create a spinner without the strings loosening, not even a millimeter. The trick? Add little squares of chipboard above and below the negative space where the image will spin. Before adhering the chipboard squares, poke a hole thru the centers. Take the string and thread it through both holes. Tie a gigantic knot on the opposite side of the chipboard holes to prevent the string from sliding back through. Tape that baby like there's no tomorrow. Add lots of glue and / or adhesive right at the edge of cardstock where the strings emerge just in case there is slippage (but there won't be now). See the last picture because I sketched out how to keep this image from sagging out of the card. I even hand punched a mini flower and glued it to the back of her hair, with Perfect Pearl dot in the center because Hawai'i ♥ And I put a bit of Wink of Stella to her pants, eye shadow and lipstick and Ranger Stickles in Diamonds to her shoes. I even created gold circle hoop earrings on both sides by drawing with Liquid Pearls Buttercup! I drew lines down the man's shirt with a marker and used Ranger Pico White drops for polka dots on her top lol! Boy, was this a blast!!!

Happy Anniversary to my sweetheart. I didn't post on FB because a dear friend just lost her hubby to cancer a few days ago. I just couldn't post our joy during her loss. So I'll just keep it quiet here ♥

Stamp Set: "Love Spinner" by Art Impressions
Cardstock by GKD
Inks: Copic Markers
Spellbinder Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies; Cross-stitch Label Dies by Gina Marie
Paper and Cardstock: GKD
Minc Machine gold foiling for sentiment
Thread: Silver Metallic by DMC
Wink of Stella clear, Stickles Diamonds, Ranger White Enamel Accent liquid, Perfect Pearl Buttercup
All kinds of Scor Tape, Adhesive Runner Tape, Liquid Glue (short of welding and stapling)



Front





Back 



Fool Proof, Sag Proof, Spinners
More instructions in description above







Sympathy Card for Doug & Short Story of His Goodness

Aloha dear ones,

It has taken me a while to get this picture edited and posted. I already battle depression. So it is with tears I finally face this post.

Thank you everyone, for all the kind words, cards and support. Seems with each close loss, I am unable to "bounce" back like when I was a young whippersnapper. Now I am just an old whippersnapper.

Basically, I just used distress inks to create a sunset. I dropped some water and some tears onto it and lifted the drops with a paper towel. I used Sakura gel pens in various metallic colors for planets and stars, shimmering in the twilight sky. Using a white gel pen I tried to create a shooting star but I was crying when I did it so it looks shaky. I sprinkled glitter over the wet ink so the shooting star would sparkle with little gold bits falling behind and around it. I stamped a few pine trees along the bottom. The focal for me is the night sky. I cut a window out of white card and laid it over the sky layer. Inside are our heartfelt words printed and then run through the Minc machine in gold foil, as is the sentiment.

Doug loved astronomy and the sky. He created and controlled all the minute details of the giant mirror and telescope on top of the highest mountain, Mauna Kea on our island. Here are links to their beautiful views of the night sky from 14,000 feet --

The Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea

The Stars and Planets from Keck

One day Amy called me to invite me to go up to the top of Mauna Kea to see special highlights for that evening, certain stars and planets, shooting stars. Bruce was on the mainland. I met them and they drove me all the way up there. Doug told me to dress as warmly as I could because it would be below freezing and windy. OM goodness, was it ever. We got out of the vehicle and Doug and Amy had brought me all kinds of goose down and other blankets, a sleeping bag had me lie down on them, zipped me up, tucked me in, piled all those blankets on me and had me look up at the black sky. It was filled with diamonds!!!! There were even red, blue and yellow diamonds! We saw planets and shooting stars with absolutely no light to distort the view. I realized we were looking at light from when Jesus walked the earth. Some of the light takes that long and even longer to reach our eyes here on earth. It will be a night never to forget, ever. And Doug was behind this whole plan because he knew I had a little telescope to look up at the wonders of the universe. That was a tiny bit of Doug.

A few years ago Doug and Amy moved to Seattle and he went to school to learn computer animation and then started a company for a video game, all his own. The man was a genius. I didn't even know what mensa meant until after Amy and he began dating. You see, our family was not very intelligent, at least on our side. The rest of my dad's siblings' children and grandchildren are all brilliant doctors, professors and attorneys, etc. But our family? All military, and me, the lowly nurse. So Amy marrying such an intelligent man was both an intimidating and very humbling experience for Bruce and me. We are truly grateful for all the love and hard work Doug always did to care for Amy and his family. Thankfully, we have a deep belief in Bible promises and long to see him again soon, when there will be no more sickness, death, no more mourning, no more crying, no more wars, nothing evil. Doug will be healthy again.

(Rev 21:3, 4; Isaiah 33:24; John 11:11-27; Psalm 37:10, 11 & 29 and so much more).







Thank you all for being there for me
when life can be so
very hard ♥



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Aloha Hibiscus

Hi everyone,

I hope all is well with each one of you. Thank you everyone for your kind words, cards and sympathy for the loss of our son in law. For those of you who are not on Facebook, Doug Morrison, age 34, passed away unexpectedly and suddenly during a planned cardiac surgery to repair a valve in Seattle. Our daughter is still visiting with her father in southern California. His mother and daughter should be back here on Big Island now or shortly. It's been a very hard time for us.

This is a card set for friends to say thank you for all of their hard work for our island congregations. I have not been up to making cards lately, but today was the last day of their current visit. I put these together today, a lightening speed for my usual snail pace.

The flowers and sentiments are colored with Copic markers, the easiest and fastest way for me to color and blend. Not sure if you can see but there is a bit of clear Wink of Stella brushed onto the flower petals and some leaves. The "Aloha" sentiment is a die cut by Avery Elle. It's the only Aloha die cut I have, really! I just colored a gradient of the same markers over white cardstock, die cut it and glued it to each card. I did not add any embellishments other than a touch of Liquid Pearls for the hibiscus centers.

Just to make them a little more interesting, down in the left corners I fussy cut some of the flower or stem and leaves out. I used simple sketching to add the leaves and stems onto them because the "Aloha" stamp set by GKD only has flowers.

There is a set of four colors in this card set, an extra envelope (stamped with a medium size flower on the back), some stamps and a pen all grouped into a clear box with silver cording. The inside of the cards have a mini hibiscus colored in the same as the front flower. I just love this stamp set designed by Theresa Momber. It has three sizes and styles of hibiscus :)


Stamp Set: "Aloha" by GKD, designed by Theresa Momber
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black pad and marker
Wink of Stella in clear
"Aloha" sentiment die is from Avery Elle, "Stay Fresh" stamps and dies
Copic Markers
Liquid Pearls
Multi Matte Medium
Corner Chomper Crop-a-dile 1/2" side









Thank you for your visit, your lovely
comments & encouragement ♥


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Watercolor Daffodils

Aloha dear friends ~ I hope you are enjoying spring weather and new flowers everywhere. We have been going through a rough patch in life over the last couple of weeks so this post is over a week putting up. Technical troubles abound here, as well. This card has been ready to go for over a week and I'm just now getting it packed to send out.

I learned that my favorite medical doctor of all EVER died unexpectedly. This woman took as much time as needed with each patient, up to an entire hour if needed to examine, test, listen, write orders, and had a close to photographic memory for each of her hundreds of patients. 

Paki believed everything the patient said, ordered appropriate tests, filled out oodles of paperwork if someone was truly disabled, proved her findings to support each of the diagnoses and treatment required for every patient. She never made people feel like they were a burden or exaggerating. What will we do without a true one-in-a-million Paki Myers, MD? She spent over 30 yrs in emergency medicine on the mainland then here in Hawai'i. She then opened her own private practice at Midori Wellness on south Kona coast of Big Island. She was and still is loved and appreciated by me and everyone who ever knew her. Big big big sigh. Moving forward...

I used the latest kit by Gina K. Designs, "Sending Love." It is filled with amazing stamps, card stock, new colorful envelopes, printed designs ready to foil or color and sumptuous pattern paper! I've just started to get this inky!

Now don't flip out but I cut off the top of the daffodil stamp. I wanted the image to look finished on the top without the partial flowers and stems on the top. I stamped this in VersaMark then applied clear embossing powder, heated it and began the painting, wet on wet technique.

Gina has various butterfly images in this kit. I used two, stamped onto vellum, sprinkled holographic embossing powder (it's iridescent and sparkly!), heated, then fussy cut them out. "Dries Clear" adhesive dries super fast so I used it to put the butterflies onto the card and to hold all the pearls and vellum.The sentiment is stamped onto yellow cardstock then covered with vellum. I die cut a straight stitched strip above and below the sentiment and cut the ends into fish tails.

This is a bigger card, 9-1/4 x 6 inches. The stamp set has a large corner flourish which I stamped onto two corners of the inside with VersaMark then heat clear embossing powder over them. The sentiment is stamped in VersaFine and heat embossed with clear embossing powder over it.

Stamp Set: Sending Love by GKD
Card stock also from GKD
Inks: VersaFine Gray, VersaMark Clear
Paint: Gansai Tambi Watercolor
Vellum: Grafix 24# Iridescent
Die: Paper Smooches Straight Stitched edge
Ranger Embossing Powders: Clear and Holographic
White half pearls
Dries Clear Liquid Adhesive

  • Memento Bamboo marker to add signature along leaf. I tried New Sprout but it disappeared into the watercolor. The signature really is not as bold as it appears in the picture.


front of card
9-1/4 x 6 inches



inside--- (remember to use your pattern 
stamps with clear embossing powder whenever possible,
as well as over inked sentiments to add glow)



close up---



Thank you to each of you
for encouraging me with your sweet comments.
Aloha ♥




Thursday, April 21, 2016

House Mouse Lilacs

Short post since this is on my phone. The background is just the chisel end of a pale Copic, I believe Y00. The lilacs have pinks, light blues and violet colors pointillism into the flowers, Each mouse has a bit of blush on cheeks and ears. The shadows are CG 1 and CG3. The sequins are glued with MMM (multi matte medium).

For the House Mouse Challenge this week.

Stamp: Fragrant Shower, Stampabilities
Copic Markers
Memento Black Marker
GKD card stock white, Bazzill Purple
Wink of Stella (WoS)
Pretty Pink Posh sequins




Aloha, thank you for
Visiting and leaving some love!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Black and White and Red All Over?

Nope. Not a newspaper!

Aloha ♥ !!!

I love that joke, even if it's still corny. Paper Smooches April Challenge is to create something that is Black and White with a POP of color. Zebras! With a red heart!

This card is fairly simple, aside from continuing to try and produce a "mirror image" using a piece of acetate. After stamping with black ink onto acetate, I have to be very careful not to shake too much in order to lay the acetate onto the card next to the image, then gently press it into the card. The trick to evening out both images to look similar is to use a black marker all over both. It also smooths out any jagged edges because I am a shaker :)

Then use a marker to sketch out some grass/ground. To finish I used 3D Crystal Lacquer to round up and sparkle the stripey heart & eye balls ♥

Stamp Sets: "Zoo Crew" and "Sentiment Sampler" by Paper Smooches
Inks: GKD Black Onyx and VersaFine Onyx Black; SU Rose Red; Memento Black & Pink Markers
Cardstock: GKD Black Onyx, Red Hot, Pure White
Embossing Folder: "Stripes" by SU
Dies: MFT "Stitched Ovals" and "Pierced Ovals"
3D Crystal Lacquer & Scor Tape





I wish you well and a very enjoyable week.
Aloha dear friends!!!



Sunday, April 17, 2016

Gina and the Great Divide!

Aloha!

It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood ♫ cause I was able to make a card and play along in StampTV Great Divide Release Party Challenge!  I hope you were able to play, too!

She asked us to cut the layers into a piece or several pieces, any way we wish. I chose a simple angle, two layers. I cut a sliver of gold mirror card as a dividing accent (the great divide part) as well as some Japanese gold cording.

The flower is heat embossed with clear embossing powder, then sponged with distress inks. I masked the flower and splattered plain water over the red background. It was cut, mounted on black with about 1/8th inch all around both pieces.

Using the homemade 2nd most incredible stamping tool invented LOL, I stamped the vertical sentiment and then scattered some gold rhinestones using MMM to secure them to the card.

I messed up the first card and lost the second try. Third time? OK! I hope you have a wonderful week ahead ♥

Stamp Set: "Bold Blooms" (Rebecca Oehlers) and "Vertical Greetings2" (Theresa Momber) both by GKD
Inks: VersaMark, VersaFine black, Delicata gold
Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick
Cardstock by GKD white, AC cardstock black, SU mirror gold cardstock
"Mizuhiki" gold cording from Japan; Art Beads gold rhinestones; Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
Scor Tape and Multi Matte Medium (MMM)




Thank you for looking!
With lots of aloha ♥



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Well, Hello, Gnomey!

Aloha friends!

How is your week? I hope you have inky fingers!

My oldest "child" will be 40 this summer. I still have a few of his baby clothes and they are so tiny! He just loves gnomes - yes, gnomes! Who knew? When I saw this stamp set from Lawn Fawn, well, just "had to have it" lol. You understand! I made 4 of these, and will at least try to make one like this but as a shaker card. The 3D Crystal Lacquer is too thick and probably won't dry before tomorrow. I stuck my finger into it just before the initial layer dried, and that is why it needed a second coat. Boy, is it THICK! It's on the mushroom circles, the belt buckle, the windows, and the cloud.

This will be entered into:
 Lawn Fawn, Landscaping "Beautiful Florals" Lawnscaping CHALLENGE
SimonSays Stamp "April Showers Bring May Flowers: SSS Challenge

Stamp Set: Lawn Fawn "Gnome Sweet Gnome"
Cardstock: GKD white 120# base, Bazzill (light green) and SU (light blue)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky & Tuxedo Black (images); VersaFine Onyx Black (sentiment)
Copic Markers, Sakura Glitter Pen (red), Perfect Pearls "Buttercup"
3D Crystal Lacquer (on cloud, mushroom dots, belt buckle, flowers)
Dies: Stitched Curve by Paper Smooches and Cloud by My Favorite Things




Thank you for stopping by ♫ ♥ !!!


Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Under the Weather & a short story

Social media can be a blessing at times. We can keep up with one another, share our lives, and find long-lost friends!!! Such is the case of Janet S. and me ♥

Janet and I had fathers in the US Army. Our dads retired in the great Pacific Northwest, hers in DuPont and our dad in Steilacoom, both near native American lands, the Pacific Ocean in Puget Sound and many land resources. It was filled with thick, tall pine trees, wild rhododendrons and azaleas everywhere you looked, as well as endless ferns and beauty bark paths through rain forest country and majestic mountains of the Cascade Range. Mt. Rainier was our constant companion, especially when the sun was out (every 10 months or so).

We were both cheerleaders all through junior high. This was in the day when our moms sewed our outfits, we just had to pick out matching socks and make the biggest, roundest pom poms we could. In high school she joined the tennis team and I had two knee surgeries, having done the long jump in track and both knees bent backwards. Yes, it hurt. Yes, they got stuck. She kept having fun while I ended up in a long leg cast for much of my sophomore year. All my physical activity stopped. I ended up in guitar and choir, both sitting down and fun. But Janet and I went our separate ways. She is now a microbiologist for the government and I went into nursing after a few years working for attorneys. ANYWAY....

Janet recently had to have knee surgery herself. I'm sure that 33 years later they have improved their surgical technique and she should hopefully mend up thoroughly and quickly. Me, not so much. But her son just moved to Maui and Janet is thinking of moving to either Big Island or Oregon (she's an east coast girl) to be closer to her family. This card is for my old buddy, newly found, Janet.

The stamp set is by Rupa Shevde for Gina K. Designs. I took GREAT liberty adding to the background, including the wallpaper, crutch, and picture of cheese on the wall because I imagine mice like to look at cheese. I even drew a cast on the leg and gave the mouse long eyelashes. This is watercolored with love. The envelope art and inside card is all Prismacolor Pencils, no gamsol, just thin pencil lines. I love this stamp set and it's a joy to get it inked up! Janet --- Get Well Soon! We need a cure for Zika and Dengue asap!

Entered into StampTV challenge this week with Silke Ledlow -- a SKETCH (I'm not a sketchy type person, but I tried on this one) Click here to see Challenge!

Stamp Set: "Under the Weather" GKD; Clear Stamps Floral Vine background stamp (on white base with VersaMark and clear embossing powder)
Cardstock: GKD 120# white; SU pirouette pink; thick vellum (sentiment)
Stratford Cold Press watercolor paper
Ink: Memento London Gray for images, VersaFine Black (and clear embossing powder for sentiment)
Spellbinder Large Circle die; Corner Rounder; small heart dies from MFT
Koi Watercolors; Prismacolor Pencils
Memento Markers (for the wall paper flowers)
Signo White Gel Pen (all the polka dots on the bedspread and stripes on the pillow case)
Martha Stewart dark green glitter on double stick tape for the stripes and hearts
Diamond Stickles as embellies on the pink half circle
3D Crystal Lacquer on the embellies, cheese painting and nail, the crutch and mouse nose






Prismacolor Puppy and Tomato Soup front of Envelope



Inside the card, color pencils squirrel 



Thank you for stopping by!
I am grateful for every single person in my life ♥
With aloha!!!







Sweet Friends are the BEST Friends!

Still getting caught up here!

Recently a sweet gal stopped by and left us two different boxes of Hawai'ian cookies. Oooo my, tasty - one had macademia nuts and the other had chocolate chips. She also included a lovely herbal tea (with roses in it) and it's so light, refreshing and delightful. Sweet friends ARE the very best friends! I had to create a card for her generosity :) with pleasure!

Stamp Sets: Lawn Fawn "Summertime Charm" and " You're So Sweet" and MFT "Diagonal Stripes" background stamp (one of my new fav's!!!!)
Inks: Memento London Gray and VersaMark Dazzles (on the taupe layer for diagonal stripes)
Cardstock: GKD 120# white and kraft layer
Stampin' Up Diagonal Stripes embossing folder
Copic Markers (reds frighten me, but there is no such thing as blue strawberries), grays and greens
Wink of Stella (on the lid, berries and on embossed stripes)
Stampin' Up "Dial a Letter" stamp wheel? I'm not sure what it's called but it's big! And has hearts!
Silver glitter enamel dots
Signo White Gel Pen (glass highlights); Sakura Glitter Pen Cosmic Red
Faceted Clear Button by Stampin' Up (It's PRETTY!)
Taupe floss




Note to self: Wink of Stella DEFINITELY BLEEDS COPIC REDS
(redid the jar label & glued over original bloody looking one)



Thank you again for stopping by!
I haven't been really busy making cards. Just slow to upload.
♥ Aloha ♥ 


Gittin' Caught Up

Aloha!

Boy, am I behind. Between life, Acer & FedEx, I am not getting much of anything done, typing-wise or blogging-wise. So let's get this show on the blog ---

I sent out some cards to blog winners, though it took weeks for Bruce and me to sync my abilities and his days off to get the mail to the post office. One was returned so I am getting ready to send it off again, to the right addy!

Thank you, again, for everyone who can take the time to drop by the old blog and leave some love. I do appreciate it more than you realize!


Stamp Set: "I Like You" by Stampin' Up
Inks: stamped with Memento Black, colored with Copic Markers; sentiment VersaFine Smoke Gray
Anna Griffin embossing folders from the Lace Collection
Perfect Pearls Buttercup
Cardstock by GKD (white 120# bases) and Stampin' Up (various colors)
Sequins Pretty Pink Posh!


I am sending one of these back out ~ thank you everyone for
participating!

SHARI MOORE - Please let me know which store you wish your
certificate sent to ♥ I've tried emailing you and for the 
life of me, I can't comment on your blog.
It's a mystery to me lol.
Aloha 








Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A Koala for Kaden

Dear friends,

I hope you are having or had a good day. Do you recall seeing a 60 minutes program about a young boy suffering from cancer who always wanted to go to Australia to see his favorite animal, the koala bear? His name is Kaden Erickson. Make a Wish program sent him, both his parents and his siblings to Australia. However, Kaden died this last September from the leukemia. I was just devastated to learn this on Sunday watching 60 minutes. Turning this feeling of helplessness into a card was all I could think of to do. If you would like to, please consider sending his family a card, too. Here is their address:

John and Jeanne Erickson
2716 Keystone Drive
Jonesboro AR 72401-8554

Stamp Image by Stampin' Up "Kind Koala"
Stamped in Memento London Fog and colored with Copic Markers
Pattern Paper by Basic Grey "Plumeria"

I also ran a strip of 1/8 inch double stick tape down the side of the image and sprinkled some clear crystal glitter on top, added some enamel dots in light and dark pink, pale pink Copic marker dots R20 around the image, and used Copic Warm Greys W1, W3, and W5 in a gradient light to dark on the left side, and covered it with Wink of Stella. WoS is also on the koala's nose and flower. Tied some silver sparkle thread twine and it's done, ready for mailing.



Thank you everyone for looking, for your sweet comments,
and if you choose to send them a card, "Thank you!"
With aloha ♥





Saturday, March 5, 2016

A New Baby Niece

Aloha sweet friends,

I am back after compromising with Bruce about the foot. Instead of the ER, I called insurance and they said it would be fine to go to a local Urgent Care, that it was trauma ready. Yay! We drove in to town and they have no x-ray machine so we came home. That is a compromise in my book.

I finished the interior and the envelope for a card made earlier this week. My brother who is closing in on 65 just remarried a younger gal and they have a new baby. This card is for them. I have no idea how he does it but he was a real cutie in school and girls are always drawn to him, even now :-) We siblings have grandkids out of high school which is making our family tree more confusing to me as the years go by. Remember the song "I'm my own grandpa?" I'm hoping this doesn't happen.

The pink elephant and scalloped Circle are heart embossed with pink Embossing Powder. The flowers on the DP are accented with Crystal Lacquer.

Stamp Set: "Hello Little One" by Unity Stamp Company
"Pink Embossing Powder" by Whisper
Memory Box "Onesie" Die
Designer Paper by Anna Griffin
Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and Vintage Sparkle Glitter
Adhesive Foam Circle by Stampin' Up
3D Crystal Lacquer, Pink Rhinestones
Clear Acetate
Ranger Enamel Accent, White
Spellbinders Circle and Lacy Circle Dies


Thank you for your visit and lovely comments!

I Roomba'd my Foot.

Aloha friends :)

We have a Roomba, one of the little robot vacuums. It works OH so good and it was Bruce's anniversary present to me (yes, I groveled and begged for one) a couple years ago. 

I thought it could work while I address envelopes. So I picked him up from his park station and took him to the kitchen to begin. It dropped sideways and feels like it cracked my foot. In this world filled with disasters and serious health problems, this is nothing. Bruce is on his way home from work at Home Depot to help me since my foot is now elevated and ice cold. Cause this happened:






Bruce thinks I will cave and go to the local Emergency Room. This will be a battle of wills. I'm not putting the picture or post here for sympathy, cause it's just one more ding in the dings of life. It will be fine. The pain will be temporary. But please know I have not yet been able to mail your pretties out yet. I hope those of you who chose Simon Says Stamp gifts received an email notification of your certificate numbers. If not, please let me know -- I have an electronic receipt with your certificate numbers on them. 

For my 2nd group of winners, I have not forgotten you! I just ask you for more time to get them addressed and mailed. I spent a few days after posting the last card just convalescing after making so many cards (mostly for 30 Day Coloring Challenge at Kathy Racoosin's web page).

After a few days of vegifying my brain and body I finally felt able to something and move again. Sigh. Ow. Sigh. Ow. I will not cry. And Roomba is doing his job dutifully throughout the house. He had a very soft landing. Me, not so much.

Love, Rosy #weakhands #roombaisheavy #anotherforcedbreak

Monday, February 29, 2016

Winner Winner Winner not Chicken Dinner!!!



Please accept my heartfelt THANK YOU for all of your support by commenting on my blog posts. I will be giving away 3 prizes today (yup) as well as 3 runner up thanks you gifts (yup! surprise again!) because nothing feels better than giving presents!!!

Using "Random Picker online" I first assigned a number for every single comment you have posted from February 14 through February 28 midnight. Some of you commented once (thank you) and some of you commented up to seven times (lots of thanks!)!!! Seriously, I was not even keeping any kind of tab on how many times you commented. Re-reading all of your comments felt like a BIG and HAPPY surprise for ME 2!!!!

Ok, ready? Prizes are: One $25 gift certificate to Online Card Classes (squeee!!); Two $15 gift certificates to either Gina K. Designs, Simon Says Stamp (or name a stamping company & we will get you a credit!). I am not affiliated with or compensated by any of the companies I am promoting. I will post winners here and attempt to contact via email or social media. AND without further ado...

Under Public Info is a number -- scroll down to see who the number belongs to!
Prize IDPublic InfoInternal NoteRandom NumberWeight
1: $25 Online Card Classes3700C6F642-9F17-4727-860B-08DFCDF6C85E1
2: $15 SSS or GKD (other online stamp company)1900DA657D-85C9-46DD-9C86-BC18850C48581
2: $15 SSS or GKD (other online stamp company)110564BA9E-8763-4DE1-9F4E-93D59EA3638B1
3: Surprise gifts530757E471-1B02-44E2-ABD2-B17A4013DCE31
3: Surprise gifts3077868D4-C882-4204-BB7F-47E18C7BC2831
3: Surprise gifts12097FF91E-F3E0-4F47-BB36-7D09D80EC6A41


I listed all of your names, then attached numbers for each of your comments. 
Ready Freddy?

The $25 Online Card Class Winner is: #37 Verna Angerhofer (comment entries #35 thru #41)

$15 to Simon Says Stamp or GKD (or another stamp company) #19 Shari M (entries #14-20)

$15 to Simon Says Stamp or GKD (or another stamp company) #11 Judy Woodland (entries #7-13)

Surprise gifts #53 Kathryn A, #3 Joyce Erb and since #12 is Winner Judy Woodland, I picked the person with the most comments after all the winners were chosen, and that is Lisa K!!!

Congratulations to each of you and thank you everyone for each visit to my humble blog. All of you are winners in my book!!!!!

I will be sending out notification emails to the 3 winners and get the extra 3 little surprise extra gifts into the mail asap. If you are one of the 3 winners, let me know which class (Verna) or stamping store (Shari M and Judy Woodland) you choose!!! With aloha to everyone in our stamping world!!!! Keep coloring ♥




Coming Attractions. Signed, the vegetarian card maker.