Thursday, April 28, 2011

Use what is on your desk challenge... Winners!

Hi Everyone....

Here are the winners!

A special Thank you to my wonderful friends and judges, Dale, Mitzi and Paula.
It was hard to pick, was'nt it girls?


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Rolodex card swap details, and sign ups

Hi everyone!

Last week on my Ustream show, discussion was had about goals, and RAKS and such. As their seems to be some new folks in our group, who have yet to share their addresses, so the idea was hatched to do this swap.

Here are the details of the swap, please do not sign up unless you plan to fulfill your spots, submission deadlines etc. This is to bring everyone closer together, not alienate them by a silly flaker...

I will take sign ups here on my blog only... until May 4, 2011. Please leave a comment on this post to include you. I will also need you to send me an e-mail with your contact info as follows: Name, YT name, address, blog info, twitter name etc.
Please e-mail this to:

Once I have all sign ups, I will form the groups, and you may sign up for more than one spot if you choose. Best to see what we need first.

International swappers are welcome, please be mindful of due dates, and added postage costs.

* Shape~ Telephone & Address Card (Sizzix Die)
* Theme- All about you- interpret how you wish
* Please be sure include your information. ( You Tube Channel, Blog, Facebook,address etc) on one side of the card. If you do not want others to know your address, please do not sign up.
* At least one embellishment on each page (flower, stick pin, charm, etc.)
* Use medium weight chipboard for mounting.
* I will leave it up to you to create your own letter tabs, this way you will have them all look the same. Also, this will also give you the chance to place the cards in any order you'd like.
* I would love for you to go all out on your page. Use whatever techniques you like, and whatever supplies are your favorites.

* PLEASE be fair to everyone participating. If you're unable to continue the swap, please notify me asap. I would like everyone to have a complete Rolodex.

These need to be in my hands no later than June 15th. This will give you plenty of time to create all cards. I will ship out once I receive all the cards.
Place your pages in a plastic zipper type bag to prevent possible water damage and to protect the pages. Include a SASE with the same amount of postage as it took to mail to me, plus and extra two stamps. If additional stamps aren't needed, I will send them back. PLEASE NO metered strips!!!
Thank you all for participating. Have fun!

If you don't already have my address, email me once you're ready to mail out and I will email you my address.

Let the sign ups begin! If you have questions, please e-mail me!

Here are a few examples I found on the internet:

here, and here.


Use what is on Your Desk Challenge.. Update....#2

Hi Ladies,

Winners to be announced here on Thursday night. I have enlisted the help of a few impartial judges, and I will have their picks by then. Also I have decided to go with 4 winners by dividing the submissions into some stay tuned!

Thanks for all of your participation, and your patience!


Sunday, April 24, 2011

Use what is on Your Desk Challenge.. Update....

Happy Easter Everyone!

Thanks so much for all of the participation for last week's Use that is on your desk challenge. It was a lot of fun. At this moment, I have a total of 13 submissions, that submitted artwork, via video response or photo upload. If you did participate, and did not link to the challenge video on Youtube, or here on my blog, please send me an e-mail to with a photograph of your completed artwork. I will accept entries until 4/25/11. at 8pm EST. You can also send me YouTube message over at Scotia9338.

I will collate all the entries and select a few winning pieces and send out some Lindy's this week. In my mind, we are all winners. So is your desk any cleaner? Not yet? take the challenge and clean up! lol.

In today's Ustream class we made some designer zippered bags, inspired by the lovely Lindalap from over on Youtube. Go check out her channel and blog. Here is a link to her YouTube">Linda Lap
Here are a few pictures of my bags....

Created using the Tim Holtz Crowded Attic paper

Created using K & Co Celeste paper Stash

Created using the Tim Holtz Kraft Resist Paper Stash, and Lindy Stamp Gang Rhododendron Red Rose Starburst Stain

Created using Tim Holtz Shabby Chic(?) Paper Stash

Here is the recording here:

Video streaming by Ustream

During our class, a few ideas for challenges arose, and I will be hosting a rolodex swap upcoming. Sign ups will be accepted here on my blog until 5/4/11. I will create a separate blog post for the swap details. I hope you will participate!

Happy Easter Everyone!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Challenge: Use what is on your desk....

Good Morning!

Happy Sunday! I hope you are finding lots of crafting time this weekend.

I was speaking with some girls recently about inspiration, staying motivated, and a topic came up that is something I do a lot: Use what is on your desk. I find it helps me to rethink how I will use my supplies, and get outside my box so to speak.

So here is my challenge to you for this week. At some point this week, prior to cleaning up your desk, make a card or a tag using only the supplies on your desk. If you need a specific stamp or card base or die cut, go grab it, but leave the rest up to chance. Set yourself a time limit, I would say no longer than an hour, and get creative. The challenge is in reworking the supplies in a way you had not thought of.

I have created a video below to show you my creations. Please make a video response to the video on my YouTube channel or snap a picture and upload it to your blog, and use the linky tools below to post it here. I will leave the challenge open for one week, and choose a winner on April 24, 2011 of some Lindy Stamp Gang Products.

So we are working on the honor system...don't raid your stash and put it all on your desk, then do the, let it happen naturally. Now I did not say it had to be completed in one sitting...:)

Enjoy it.. it is very liberating...


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Lemon Flower Baroque Mini Kit

Thank you so much! This kit is currently sold out!!!

Hi Everyone!

I am offering another kit! In this kit you will receive the following:

7 Heavy weight chipboard Baroque Die Cuts
3 doilies- 5 inch size
DCWV Lemon Flower Baroque die cuts- Single Sided Glittered, Embossed - 24
DCWV Lemon Flower coordinating Card Stock 20 pieces- 3 glittered (single sided), 6 metallic (double sided), 11 textured cardstock ( double sided ).

One of each patterned papers or cardstock stock die cut in Baroque shape. 44 total sheets of paper!

Stick pin kit- 5 pins and assorted beads in clear, black, green, and pearl
2 small Binding rings, 1 Large
1 Homemade mini closure clasp, with vintage chandelier glass charm
Kraft Cardstock tags- 7 large, 7 medium, 7 small
Flowers- 5 black small iamroses roses, 10 iamroses cherry blossoms, 12 recollections cream or white flowers, and several recollections teardrops in clear.
Bag of Bling- attach with hot glue or glossy accents
Chipboard pieces- 1 small postage frame, 1 large, 2 bookplates from Tim Holtz #8 tag die with centers.
Trims- At least 12 inches of each trim in some cases 18 inches or 1 yard.
11 Ribbons/trims:

Green Bo Bunny Type Bloomers
1/4 green satin
5/8 green with white stiching
5/8 Black Organdy
1/4 Black organdy
Silver trim 1/4 inch
5/8 Yellow Grosgrain
White ruffled with small flowers approx 3/4 inch wide
White striped Satiny- 5/8
White Crochet 1 inch lace
Grey grosgrain with white polka dots

Lots and lots of great coordinating items. Check out the video below:

$30.00 includes Domestic Shipping. International Customers welcome, please e-mail me for added shipping charge.

Thanks for watching!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Lindy Stamp Gang Linky Party!

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Do you love Lindy’s Stamp Gang products? Join the party!

Enter your artwork using any LSG products in the Lovin’ Lindy’s Linky Party and you may win a Little Lindy’s Try-Me Kit! There’s a giveaway a day, drawn randomly, for seven days! Just follow these simple rules:

1. Projects must contain at least one Lindy’s Stamp Gang product.

2. Your email is required to qualify for prizes. (Don’t worry, it’s safe, LSG will never sell or give away your information).

3. Your entry photo must be posted somewhere public, like a blog or online photo album (picasa, google, photobucket). Please link to your blog post, not just your blog address.

4.  Enter as many times as you would like.

5. Giveaways will be drawn randomly every day from all entries posted. Winners will be posted on the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog and will be contacted by email. Prize winners have 7 days to claim their prize.

Are you ready? Just select the grey “Click Here to Enter” button below the thumbnails and follow the steps to join the party!

Can't wait to WIN?

One day only sale!

25% off Starburst Stains, Sprays and Color Shots

April 15 only

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lindy Stamp Gang Bunny Hop!

Welcome Everyone!

Happy Spring! The snow has finally stopped, and the daffodils have bloomed here in Southern NJ. Puts me in a spring time mood!

LSG Bunny Hop

In honor of Spring, and the Lindy Stamp Gang Bunny Hop, and customer Linky Party...(yes, a wonderful contest!) I created an Easter Topiary...

I was inspired by a similar topiary I saw at my local craft store, but I wanted to improve upon it, so of course I turned to my Lindy Stamp Gang Products, in shimmering spring colors....

I purchased the topiary at my local craft store, and went to town embellishing it. I made the eggs using La Doll Air dry clay, and then colored them by painting on my Starburt Stains and Sprays in Yellow Rose of Texas, Cotton Candy Pink, and Tiffany's Blissful Blue. I also painted up some flowers in the same colors. Hot glued them on my topiary, added some crystal bling flower centers, added the ribbon, and voila! Spring hopped into our home.

The eggs are very shimmery in person. I love how easy Lindy Stamp Gang products are to use, and how versatile the colors are.

So you are in the midst of a Bunny Hop! Be sure to check out the Design Team Members blogs to see all of the wonderful Springtime creations they are making...

Oh,before you go...Lindy's is having a Linky Party April 15-22, for all of you! Each day one lucky artist who creates with Lindy Stamp Gang, and uploads will receive a little Lindy's! You can't win if you don't create! Winners will be randomly selected. Create something using your Lindy's Stamp Gang products in honor of Spring, and upload! It could be you who wins!

Thanks for hopping along with us!


Saturday, April 2, 2011

Giveaway and Ramblings....Updated with winner!

Hi Everyone,

I am so glad to be home! Conferences are great, but makes me appreciate being home more than ever.

So, I know everyone is asking about the giveaway. Hopefully I can award it today. My printer is out of ink, and the overwhelming response in comments requires me to print out the comments, and number them....I am going to Staples today to get the ink.

Being away for a few days and not crafting, has really got me blocked creatively. Sometimes when I have projects due or I am feeling a bit blocked, I make something for someone else, or something I really like doing. Yesterday, I was off, unexpectedly, and felt a bit blocked, so I put everything to the side and worked on Kathy Orta's paper bag mini album. I had wanted to make another one, and it was a good way to get me creating to finish it.

I also have a few cards I need to finish, and some shopping, and some do we manage to fit it all in?

So I have a do you stay inspired? How do you manage to fit it all in? Crafting, Cleaning, Family,work? It is a delicate balance. Reply to this post with your answer via a comment, and I will choose one and award some Lindy's Stamp Gang Goodness!
I will leave this open until next Saturday April 9.

*** Thanks for all of the wonderful feedback! I received a total of 12 comments so I let select lucky number 9, and our winner is...Julie D! Great suggestions from everyone. I will be sending you some Lindy's goodies!

Thanks for commenting everyone!

Have a productive, Creative day!