Tuesday, December 20, 2011

HUGE Sale at IHP!!!

Beginning today (Dec. 20) IHP is doing an end of year inventory blow out with savings up to 75% off on some products! Hundreds of items on steep markdown including:

  • Unity Itty Bittys only $3.25
  • All other Unity sets $5-$7 (that's 75% OFF!!!)
  • All 6x6 pads only $3.50
  • All Echo Park and MME 12x12 kits 50% off
  • All Hero Arts sets (including die and stamp sets) 50% off
  • Lawn Fawn 50% off
  • Market Street Stamps 50% off
  • All My Cute Stamps 50% off
  • All Technique Tuesday, including Ali Edwards sets, at least 50% off
  • All Lifestyle Crafts nesting dies only $12
  • All Spellbinders Nestabilities only $12
  • 3D Embellishments $0.50 - $2
  • Zva bling only $1

and much, much more! Check the sale page for more amazing deals!

Sale will run while supplies last or until New Year's Eve.

So what are you waiting for? Go shop!


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Good stuff!

It’s been a busy baking weekend. I know lots of my friends were busy baking holiday cookies, but my baking was for other purposes.

This afternoon we threw my daughter-in-law a virtual baby shower. She’s out in Michigan, and the rest of us, well, aren’t. So a few family and friends had gifts shipped to my son’s office so he could sneak them into the house, and we all gathered via Skype and surprised her. Gotta love modern technology! The bulk of us were at my sister’s apartment, so of course there had to be food involved! And of course I had to bake something…

You may know that my son is married to a fabulously talented (and sweet and lovely) children’s book illustrator who goes by the nickname “Chicken Girl.” They’ve been referring to the baby (due anytime in the next few weeks) as Chicken Nugget. Hence:chickie-popsCan you think of a more fitting goodie for this particular baby shower?

And more baking. Tomorrow is my friend/co-worker’s birthday. Something yummy is in order:
PBswirl-cupcakesChocolate cupcakes with a mini Reese’s cup baked into the center. Topped with the most incredible vanilla buttercream, which I swirled with some peanut butter. And in order to NOT eat the rest of the candies, I cut them in half and topped the cupcakes with them.

Now I have to mention this buttercream again. I thought I had tasted great buttercream before. Then, a week ago or so, my daughter’s sister-in-law, Morgan, posted a recipe on her blog for what she calls Fantabulous Vanilla Frosting. The blog entry is linked here, and you MUST check it out, as well as the rest of her blog. First of all, she’s insanely talented. But really, you just have to make this frosting. To. Die. For.

OK, gotta go clean up the mess. And mentally prepare myself for Monday. Ugh.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

i {heart} papers and Market Street Stamps blog hop!

Welcome to the i {heart} papers and Market Street Stamps combined teams blog hop! We're so excited to have you join us, and we know you're in for a real treat!
You should have arrived here from Brenda Weaver’s blog. If not, visit Kate's i {heart} papers blog to start from the beginning. You'll go from there to the blogs of our designers and finish up at the Market Street Stamps blog. If you get lost, both company blogs have the complete list of links. And make sure you read this post carefully, because there’s a discount and a GIVEAWAY involved!
about i {heart} papers:
i {heart} papers is proud that we recently celebrated our 3rd anniversary in October. We’ve grown by leaps and bounds and have not strayed from our core principle of stellar customer service with FAST and FREE shipping. You ALWAYS receive free shipping with your $50 US order/$150 CAN order with no gimmicks or restrictions like so many other companies, and orders are almost always shipped within 24 business hours. We’re thrilled to be hopping along with the MSS team today and to be carrying the MSS line of stamps. If you’ve never ordered from us before, please mention that you learned about us on this hop for a free gift with your first order! Please visit us at www.iheartpapers.com, “like” us on Facebook, (where you'll find over 1900 other IHP fans!) and follow us on Twitter (@iheartpapers). If you order by Wednesday midnight EST, all MSS sets are 15% off! Leave comments along the hop to be entered in a drawing to win one free MSS set. The more you comment, the more chances to win! You have until Wednesday at midnight...winners will be announced on the ihp blog on Friday! Enjoy the hop!
about Market Street Stamps:
Market Street Stamps, LLC, was founded in January 2010 by Angelica and Jorge Suarez, a husband and wife team who create unique stamps made from peach-tinted photopolymer, the best available on the market today! Market Street Stamps' goal is to produce durable, high quality designs that you'll turn to again and again! We are thrilled to be hopping with i {heart} papers and their incredibly talented design team today! Be sure to "like" us on Facebook for the latest releases and project ideas from our Design Team!
about my card:
The sentiment is from Essential Holiday Elegance, and I used the Flurries background stamp on both the background panel (in white) and the sentiment layer (in Aqua Mist). I stamped the sentiment layer before I removed it from the die (Nestabilities Labels 8). The background panel is tied with a piece of white herringbone glimmer ribbon and the card is adorned with a snowflake that I die-cut from a sheet of white glitter paper. I used the Dimensional Dots Assortment Pack to hold everything on (LOVE those things!).
From here, you're headed to Deb Felts’ blog. Enjoy the hop! 
Remember to order your MSS from ihp before Wednesday to get the 15% discount! Thanks for your comments!