Monday, August 3, 2015

We need your help!

A week or so ago, I shared the following link with you, for a social media position our daughter is trying to attain. 

We have all been posting on FaceBook (which is 'THE' social media, right?),
and Melissa is currently in 1st place.  

However, yesterday, when we all got to our FB pages to vote,
the posts had all been removed by their administration, and marked as offensive content. 


We don't know if this was a FB 'friend', or one of the other competitors, but
we need to get the word out and get some votes coming in!

I'm hoping that you will all take the time to send up a vote or 10!

You can vote one time each day from now until August 22nd, and we
would appreciate any votes you have time to cast.

Thanks in advance!

If this post offends you, PLEASE tell me. 
Please don't report it as offensive content. 
I will gladly come back in and remove it.

Don't you think it's pretty ironic that using social media to win a social media contest is offensive?

Here is the post again:

We would love YOUR vote!!!

Hi peeps!

Today is a personal post.  Our daughter Melissa, who lives in Germany, is in the running to be one of two members chosen to be social media ambassadors for the German Tourism Office.

The contest runs through Aug. 22nd, and you can vote one time each day between now and then.
Whether you vote once, or every day, we appreciated whatever you have time to do!

No personal information is asked for. You will simply go to the link shown, click on it, and then click VOTE when their photo comes up. That's it. Easy peasy!

Here's the link:


Thanks so much for stopping by today,
and thanks again, in advance for your vote(s)!!!

Feel free to share the link with your family and friends!!!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Great Impressions Stamps - August Challenge

Happy Sunday!

It's time for a new monthly challenge at the Great Impressions blog!

The August 2015 Challenge is easy!  Just add a sentiment!
It just started today, so you have lots of time to enter your beautiful creations!


For this card, I used:



I had fun, just layering on some pretty designer papers from Heartfelt Creations.
If you enlarge the photo, I think you can see my dimensional bloom.

This card was easy peasy! The sentiment was stamped in a green that coordinated with the dark and light greens on the papers and frame - just the perfect blend for both 

I'll be back next Saturday with a fun creation using my wonderful stamps from Great Impressions

Please check out our current Great Impressions Challenge, and if you use some Great Impressions stamps make sure you link them up in our Customer Gallery!

Thanks for stopping by,
Patti J.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Great Impressions joins Paper Sweeties!

Hello!

I have a bit of a twist on my Saturday morning Great Impressions post today...

Debbie, from Paper Sweeties, has invited the Great Impressions DT members to
join in on a joint company blog hop, to celebrate Paper Sweeties turning 3
in August!


Happy Birthday, Paper Sweeties!!!

Here is the wonderful photo that today's project was inspired by:


Just look at those luscious colors, and yummy cupcakes!!!  Mmmm.......

Oops. Got sidetracked, didn't I?

Here is my card, which will be linked up over at Paper Sweeties.



Hope that you will play along in the challenge at Paper Sweeties, and if you can't
play along, pop over and wish them a very Happy Birthday!

A new monthly challenge will be up on the Great Impressions Blog on Sunday,
and it's an easy one!  Hope to see your projects linked up there!

Hugs,
Patti J.

Die-Versions and Sparkle n Sprinkle Hop - Awareness Campaign

Hello!

I've recently stepped down from the Die-Versions Design Team, and sadly, this is my last post. 
It's been a great couple of years, and I've enjoyed working with Dani, the owner, and the wonderful ladies on the Design Team. Thanks, Dani, for inviting me to be a part of your family!
What could be more fun than ending my time with a fabulous blog hop???


Sparkle N Sprinkle and Die-Versions are partnering up for a very special joint blog hop, called the Awareness Campaign.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the newly released Die-Versions dies and the stamp sets revealed in the joint blog hop will go to help with cancer research.  
Almost every one has been touched by cancer is one way or another.  Either you or a family member has had cancer or you know someone who has had cancer.  The Designers from both teams are joining together to help the fight to eradicate all cancers by inspiring you.


Not only are we debuting NINE new Die-Versions low profile dies (July 2015 Reveal - scroll down to the end of the reveal), Sparkle N Sprinkle is also revealing THREE stamp sets for this Awareness Campaign. 


The SNS sets are:

Pink Ribbon Background 408  (digi version DIGI408)
Survivor 713    (digi version DIGI713T)
Awareness 714   (digi version  DIGI714T)

A Grand Prize winner will be chosen from comments left on the Designers' blogs and will be announced on August 4th.  You won't know who the Mystery Designer is until after the Joint Blog hop, so remember to leave a comment with each of the Designers.  

The Winner will be announced on the Die-Versions Facebook page, the Sparkle N Sprinkle Facebook page, the DV Blog, and on the SNS Blog and will receive a $25 gift certificate from BOTH Die-Versions and Sparkle N Sprinkle.

Hope you are ready to hop!!!
If you get lost along the way, you can find the hop list at the Die-Versions blog - Die-Versions.

You should have arrived here from Shona's blog, where I'm sure you saw lots of delightful inspiration!

When you leave here, you will visit the uber-talented Mary!

(*tip: click on the Designer's Home tab or the title of her blog if you have any issues with the link.)

We hope you enjoy the Awareness Joint Blog Hop as much as we have enjoyed creating new projects for it.  We also hope that we have inspired you as well.  Thanks for joining us and remember to comment on each of the Designers' blogs to be eligible for the Grand Prize.  (We love reading them too since your comments also inspire us.) 

Here's what I made!






Have a wonderful day!

Thanks for stopping by!
Patti J.

(I used Perfect Papercrafting Perfect Layers Mini Rulers and Cutting Mat to create all of my beautiful straight mats!  See my sidebar to find out how you can save money on your purchases from Perfect Papercrafting!)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Would love YOUR vote!!!

Hi peeps!

Today is a personal post.  Our daughter Melissa, who lives in Germany, is in the running to be one of two members chosen to be social media ambassadors for the German Tourism Office.

The contest runs through Aug. 22nd, and you can vote one time each day between now and then.
Whether you vote once, or every day, we appreciated whatever you have time to do!

No personal information is asked for. You will simply go to the link shown, click on it, and then click VOTE when their photo comes up. That's it. Easy peasy!

Here's the link:


Thanks so much for stopping by today,
and thanks in advance for your vote(s)!!!

Hugs and smiles,
Patti J.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Just Because

Hi everyone!

Can you believe it's the last Weds. of the month already?

It's time for a new challenge at The House that Stamps Built.
Today's challenge is so easy - Anything Goes!


A few weeks ago, I went to a stamp show in Collinsville, Il. A good friend,
Chelsea Comer was there, and had a $1 make and take table set up.
We made some cute little gift packages, and I decided to CASE her project today.

Here's what I made:



I think this will bring a smile to any chocolate lover, don't you?

Now, come on over and join us in our Anything Goes Challenge!  
Remember, you don't HAVE to use Repeat Impressions Stamps
but if you do, you have double the chance of winning!

Check out my sidebar to see how you can save money on your RI orders!

Now, it's time to see what my DT friends have created!

Cheri    Deonna    Joy     Karen    Kathy    Melissa     Heather

Happy Hopping!
Hope you link up your card this week!

Hugs,
Patti J.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thinking of You

Hello there!

It's my day to post on the Die-Versions blog, and it seemed like a great day to showcase a beautiful new Die-Version die.



The sky was sponged on, and I had a really old wooden sun stamp that finished this one off!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Hope you will become a follower of the Die-Versions blog,
and do a bit of shopping at the Die-Versions store - they have some wonderful new releases!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,
Patti J.