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Friday, March 30, 2012

I won an award!

I was so surprised and pleased as punch to get my first blog award.  The Liebster (German word for dearest) award was given to me by Mary.  She probably doesn't know it but her blog is under my favorites and I check it daily!  I love to see her puppies.  She also doesn't know that this award is extra special to me since my family and I will be relocating to Germany at the end of the summer.


Now there are rules for this award although nothing like" should Miss America be unable to fulfill her duties..."

The rules for this award are as follows:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs....of 200 or less followers...who you feel deserve to be noticed.
5. Let them know they have been chosen.


Here are the five blogs that I'm passing this onto:



1. Connie Tumm
2. Anji Clements
3.Joan Robertson
4. Dawn Tidd
5. Sara Smeby

Thank you (Danke) so much Mary.  I'm so excited to pass on this honor and make some other bloggers day.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'm late a day !

Late with announcing the Blog Candy winner...not the other kind of late...sorry to cause any undue giddy shock and awe from relatives and friends :)
The winner of the blog candy is........
TRANSFIRSTTEACH 
the blog handle of Theresa

so Theresa please email me your snail mail address and I'll get your candy out in the mail this Wednesday!

I also decided to do a little something "happy" for Kathy, Julia and Mum of 4.  
If you three would also email me your snail mail address.
Please email me at mikende@cox.net

I'm going to try to do a work up of directions on the purse project but here is a sneak peak at the card for my mom's birthday.

Thanks so much for hopping along with us we had so much fun I'm sure we will be doing this again soon.



Thursday, March 15, 2012

Take me with you!

I sure hope you have enjoyed this hop as much as I have.  It is a great excuse for me to get creative.  I have seen these cute purses in many spots including this one.  I am really liking these new framelits.  This project uses the label ones.  I don't have the box #2 die (yet) so I modified the body of the purse.  If you would like more detailed instructions be sure to leave me a comment.  It is the perfect size for some 3 x 3 cards.  These ones feature the everyday enchantment DSP.  Don't let sale-a-bration end at the end of the month without getting your hands on some of this FREE paper.  It is absolutely beautiful and will be used I know for sure on my Mother's Day cards.
This is the last day of our hop so make sure you haven't missed any of the Glitter Queens and make sure you leave a comment for my blog candy give away to be announced on Saturday.

Jennifer            http://txjennywren.blogspot.com/
Bridgett           www.stampingwithbridgett.blogspot.com


and me

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Getting your chicks in a row

Are you like me?  Do you sit sometimes and say...well I don't have an Easter set :(  Although this is sometimes the perfect excuse to get a new set sometimes you just need to think about what sets you do have.  As you can tell from my header I love the set Best of Everything.  Here I have made the card very spring like just by picking a particular color palate.  And I'll take any excuse to use our new baker's twine.  This card is a wisteria wonder base with a layer of the in color DSP.  I wrapped three colors of the bakers twine and then stamped the bird image in daffodil delight, calypso coral and lucky limeade.  The image is on whisper white and punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch then mounted on matching card stock punched by the 1 3/8" circle punch.  I added a small flower and a pearl to each.  The Happy Easter comes from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set punched with the word window twice.
Now what is that in front of the card...that's my new key chain made with the twitterpated fabric.  The idea and tutorial for it come from my latest obsession  interest...Pinterest.  If you haven't tried it you'll love it.  Here is the link to that tutorial.  I can't wait to make this with the new fabric Stampin' Up! is releasing soon.
Remember to check all the Glitter Queen's sites for more fabulous and inspiring spring projects.  If you're here first make sure you start back at Dee's.
 If you've missed anyone along the way here is a list of everyone.

Dee                        http://createwithdee.typepad.com  
Joan                http://joansdailystampede.blogspot.com/
Tamera            http://www.papercraftingstamper.blogspot.com
Jennifer                     http://txjennywren.blogspot.com/
Judy            http://scrap-a-doodlestamping.blogspot.com/
Bridgett           www.stampingwithbridgett.blogspot.com
Anji Clements 
http://alteredscraps.com/
and me
De Williamson http://theplainsstamper.blogspot.com/

Also don't forget to leave a comment to have your chance to win blog candy....See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hop into Spring

Some of you may have seen this project of mine last year.  It was on my other blog before I became an SU demo so there is some stuff on there that is not SU (shocking I know).  But this is still a favorite project of mine and I'll be whipping some up for my son's pre-school class.  The punch art is inspired by 
Mercedes Weber and the slider chocolate bar was done on a larger scale by Dawn who made a wonderful video on how to put it together.  The Hershey bunny bars are now in your Easter isle at any store.  For a run down on the measurements and a step by step photo tutorial please visit http://theplainscrafter.blogspot.com/2011/03/theyre-multiplying.html.
Now don't forget to keep on hopping.  If you've missed anyone along the way here is everyone:
Dee                         http://createwithdee.typepad.com  
Joan                    http://joansdailystampede.blogspot.com/
Tamera            http://www.papercraftingstamper.blogspot.com
Jennifer                      http://txjennywren.blogspot.com/
Judy               http://scrap-a-doodlestamping.blogspot.com/
Bridgett            www.stampingwithbridgett.blogspot.com 
Anji                         http://alteredscraps.com/
If any of these hyperlinks aren't working please see the post below.

Make sure to leave a comment to be entered for your chance to win some blog candy (also see below).

Time to hop again

The Glitter Queens are hopping into spring with some great new ideas.  If you haven't been able to see everyone's beautiful work start here to see what Dee Slater has created.  Then you can visit Joan she has a beautiful color combo that I will be trying soon!  Next is Tamera and she is working with a very cute Easter bunny set.  Then you simply must stop by and see what Jenny has made.  Judy is next to visit and don't forget Anji.
Of course with all hopping there is a goodie for those of you sweet enough to leave me a comment.  This time around it will be 
Daffodil Delight pom pom trim.
So make sure to come by and visit all my fellow Glitter Queens and leave us some comments.  To win my blog candy leave a comment each day and I will randomly select a winner from all entries on Saturday March 17, 2012.
We all love to hear what you have to say.  Remember this is one of the best times of the year to order Stampin' Up! supplies.  Just click on the shop 24/7 badge on the right side of my blog to place your order.  It will come straight from Utah to your front door!
Have fun hopping.