Saturday, April 30, 2011

Flashback Friday 10.0 Winner!!!!

Hello and welcome to Flashback Friday!!!!

I was
thrilled to see all the entries for Flashback 10.0!!!!  Before I announce the winner, I'd like to thank a couple special peeps!

First thing, I wanted to Thank our Flashback Friday 10.0 Sponsor:
Jane has been so very kind to sling out:

and some of her signature buttons!

Yahoooooo for Jane...thanks sooo very much for sponsoring Flashback Friday 10.0!!!!!!

Next, I want to thank our Guest Designer, Emily Keaton!!  I especially loved the challenge for Flashback Friday 10.0:

**first project with stitching on it (real or faux)**

This was a special one for me because ever since I discovered my Janome Sewing Machine, I can't seem to stop sewing on my cards!!!  Thanks again Emily!!!!!  Make sure you pop on over to Emily's blog, My Little Slice of Bliss.

Okay, so I used to draw for the winner:

Yahoooooooooo for Radwa!!!!!!!

is the winner of the Jane Doodles goodies along with being the hostess with the mostess of Flashback Friday 11.0!  SHE gets to pick the next challenge!!!!!!

As always, thanks for everybody's support....I really appreciate YOU!

Lookie Lookie:

Flashback Friday has hit 100 Friends.....

I'll be back sometime next week with some blog candy:)

Friday, May 6th is the day that Flashback Friday 11.0 goes LIVE!  We have an EXcellent Sponsor lined up for you....I can't wait!!!!!!

Friday, April 29, 2011


Happy Friday!!!!!

I can't believe we're coming to a close on Flashback Friday 10.0!  Entries need to be linked by 11:59 pm PDT tonight!

I noticed we're at 99 friendly followers....only 1 more friend and there will be some blog candy slinging!!!

Have a super day peeps and I'll be back tomorrow morning with the winners!!!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Flashback Friday 10.0 Highlights!

Hi ya!!!
I wanted to pop in here and remind you about the latest Flashback Friday challenge that ends this Friday at 11:59 pm PDT!

First thing, I wanted to introduce you to our Flashback Friday 10.0 Sponsor:

Jane has been so very kind to sling out:

and some of her signature buttons!

Yahoooooo for Jane...thanks sooo very much for sponsoring Flashback Friday 10.0!!!!!!

Flashback Friday 10.0 Guest Designer, Emily Keaton, has certainly picked a FUN challenge:

**first project with stitching on it (real or faux)**

I'm going to highlight some of the entries {I used!}...

Check out Julie's sweet card:

Look at all that fab stitching!!!!!

Next up is:  Merry

Isn't it the whimsical stitching teamed up with the smidge of embossing!

Anne submitted this darling card:

Wonderful classic color combo...and check out all her faux stitching!

Okay Peeps....Link up your faux and real stitched projects!  The beauty of Flashback Friday is that you don't have to take the time to create something new, we want something that you've already is a way to go back in'll have fun doing it...I always have a ball going back into my blog archives and finding my project to fit the Flashback Friday Challenge!  So find those projects and repost them to your blog!

psssttt....I just noticed that the Flashback Friday Followers list is at 97 wonderful friends...I'm a-thinkin' that when it hits 100, I'll be slinging out the c-a-n-d-y!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Flashback Friday 10.0!

Hello and welcome to the 10th edition of Flashback Friday!!!!

Thanks for joining us...let's get started, shall we?!!!!!

First thing, I wanted to introduce you to our Flashback Friday 10.0 Sponsor:
Jane has been so very kind to sling out:

and some of her signature buttons!

Yahoooooo for Jane...thanks sooo very much for sponsoring Flashback Friday 10.0!!!!!!

Okay, now we get to meet our Guest Designer!

"Hi, everybody! I’m Emily Keaton, and I am just thrilled to be Amy’s latest Guest Designer pick for Flashback Friday 10.0!!

My love affair with making things started when I was 5 years old. I distinctly remember attempting to make a pair of bedroom slippers for my mom for Christmas using paper and a bar of soap (somehow I got it into my head that wet soap would make good glue. I was wrong.). Ever since, I’ve been attempting to make all kinds of useful things, primarily from fabric and paper, with varying degrees of success. I was first introduced to rubberstamping and the art of cardmaking in 2004, but my paper creativity really got a boost when I first discovered the stamping community of Splitcoaststampers in 2009. My blog, My Little Slice of Bliss, followed in July 2010. I currently serve on the design teams for Mark’s Finest Papers and the Stampin’ B’s challenge blog.

Basically, I'm a simple gal. When I started off down the road on my extended papercrafting journey, I made a conscious decision to avoid investing in expensive tools and equipment. There just isn't money in our budget or space in our house for extras like these. So, no dies, embossing folders, die cutting machines, or Copics for me. You won’t see expensive embellishments on my projects and you’ll rarely see the latest papers. I do have a collection of punches and rely on colored pencils or watercolor painting for coloring images, but otherwise I look for creative design solutions, make do with what I've got, or do without. I like raiding my sewing supplies (some of which are vintage supplies I inherited from my grandmother’s sewing basket) for embellishments, repurposing “stuff” that drifts into my life, and keeping my eyes open for dollar store bargains that I can use on paper projects.
I share my papercrafting space with my best friend and husband of 17 years and our two children, ages 12 and 8. The highlight of our days is eating supper together every night, giving us a chance to catch up on our days and talk about how the world works. We enjoy having family movie nights, playing board and card games, geocaching, and camping in the summer. I have a degree in mathematics and work as a freelance writer and editor for college math textbooks and ancillaries. I love the freedom and flexibility that working “for myself” gives me to manage our family life and maintain my sanity with creative pursuits.

Thanks so much for having me here, Amy!!"


I'm so happy to have Emily aboard...she isn't just creative, she's a down to earth kind of gal!  Thanks so much for joining me for Flashback Friday 10.0 Emily!!!!

The Flashback Friday 10.0 challenge ala Emily:

**first project with stitching on it (real or faux)**

Here's Emily's project from June 2009 which incorporates both real and faux stitching:

Isn't it simply fabulous?  The colors, the scallops, the!

Pop on over to Emily's blog, My Little Slice of Bliss, for more deets!

Well, I searched my bloggie archives for my first stitched archives and came up with this:

Okay, I lightened up the pic...I had too...I did a bunch of pics with my cards at that particular angle..sigh.

What's interesting to note is that this card that I posted on my blog in Feb 2008 started my love of my sewing machine...specifically my Janome Sew Mini.

Let's analyze my card, shall we:


yup, yup, yup & still screams my name, whaddya think?

I cannot wait to see what you link up!!!!

Flashback Friday 10.0 runs through Friday, April 29th @ 11:59 pm PST.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

winner winner chicken dinner!!!

Good Morning Flashback Friday Fans!!!

I'm back with the winner of my back-to-basics blog candy!

I had a ton of fun reading your comments about YOUR favorite crafty tools.  Any guesses as to what the most popular answer was?

Here are the runner ups:

bone folder
Cutter Bee scissors
paper cutter
paper piercer
Xacto knife
3D foam tape CTMH
Big Shot
ECraft cutting machine
QK Squeeze
scissors Tim Holtz
scoring board Martha
self-healing mat
versa mat CTMH

We love our tools, don't we?

I used to pick the winner:

...and the winner is...

Yahoooooo Tammy!!!!

Come on Down....sorry, couldn't help it!  I love slinging out the candy and I love announcing it:)

Tammy...send me an email with your snail mail and I'll get your goodies out to you this week!

Thanks to EVERYBODY that played...I had so much fun reading your answers and I really appreciate YOU!

Remember to pop back here on Friday!  The new Flashback Friday 10.0 Sponsor and challenge by my newest Guest Designer, Emily Keaton, will be announced!

Monday, April 4, 2011

**back to basics**

Hello and Happy Monday!!!

I've decided to celebrate the upcoming Flashback Friday 10.0 that will go live this Friday!

I wanted to thank you all for your support....I'm calling this my back-to-basics blog candy!

These are staples on my oh-so-messy work top!!  I recently picked up duplicates to share with one lucky duck!  I decided to throw in a Stampin' Up set too:)

I realize that you all might have one or all of these supplies but think of it as a travel set...or perhaps to give away to a new crafter?  Heck I'm always losing stuff on my work top so I wouldn't mind duplicates:)

Here are the deets:

1.  Commenting will be open until Wednesday, April 6th @ 11:59 pm PST.

2.  Winner {via} will be announced sometime Thursday, April 7th.

3.  Leave me a comment, tell me what your favorite crafty tool is.
{I plan on posting the results of everybody's fav crafty tool....get those shopping lists ready ladies..LOL}

4.  Leave me another comment if you are a Flashback Friday blog follower!
{if you're not a current follower...please follow in the Flashback Fun and leave me a comment!}

So there you go....super easy smeasy....up to 2 chances to win the candy....Good Luck Chickies!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Flashback Friday 9.0 Winner!!!!


First of all I wanted to thank my FAB Flashback Friday 9.0 Sponsor:

Julie Peterson, Stampin’ Up! independent demonstrator

Our prize for Flashback Friday 9.0 is:

 ...along with the coordinating Sweet Stitches Rub-Ons

It doesn't get much cuter than that, does it?!!!!

Thanks sooo much Julie!!!!

Next up I'd like to give a big Flashback Friday shout out to the spectacular Jana!!!  She 'made' Flashback Friday 9.0 with her challenge:

**first card you have posted with a window cut into the front of the card**


Okay, just a quick run down of what is happening this morning...I have picked the winner of Flasbhack Friday 9.0 using { is much too difficult for me to pick out of everybody's most fabulous entries!!!}.

The winner gets:

Stampin' Up Sweet Stitches prize package
Their choice of the Flashback Friday 10.0 Challenge!
Flashback Friday 10.0 Guest Designer!


{patting myself on the back for finally figuring out how to capture the box}

Emily Keaton of My Little Slice of Bliss, Come on Down!

Yahooooooooooo Emily!!!!!!!

Thanks to EVERYBODY that played along....I really appreciate your support, and quite frankly, I think it is a load of fun!!!!!

Stay Tuned for some blog candy....and I have a GREAT sponsor lined up for Flashback Friday 10.0 {goes live on Friday, April 8th @ 12:05 am PST}  and we'll just see how easy Emily goes on you gals:)