Tuesday, November 30, 2010

SSD 53

Hi all!! Spent the day wrapping Chanukah presents and getting ready for Wednesday. My kids always have to have potato latkes (like a potato pancake)  for the first night of Chanukah so I hit the supermarket today to get those and I needed candles for the Menorah. Then I folded the six loads of laundry I neglected yesterday but of course I still need to put all that away!!! I did however make this cute card for the Tuesday Sketch Challenge over at Skipping Stones Design which was created by Shannan Tuebner.

I created my card today using the set Whispering Wings. My dp is Basic Greys Marjolaine. Cardstock is SU and PTI and my ribbon is PTI. Then I added a few brads to the right hand corner and some tiny blue crystals to the bottom scallop. Cute right??

Skipping Stones is having an awesome sale today also!!! I MEAN AWESOME!!!!! Check it out!!!! You cant pass this one up!!!!

CRAZY ONE DAY SALE~ FREE 4"X6" stamp set for every $30 Gift certificate~limit 3

For EVERY $30 gift certificate you buy get a stamp set of your choice Absolutely FREE.
Here's how: Email me the number and dollar amount of the gift certificate(s) you would like to buy. Be sure to list the name of your free stamp set! LIMIT 3 FREE stamp sets per person.
I will email you an invoice from SSD. Once the invoice is paid your New stamp set(s) and gift certificate(s) will be mailed within a few days.
You can keep the stamp set and give the gift certificate, or the other way around. Anyway you look at it, you can't beat this deal.

Here's the catch: This sale only last one day!!! You must email me requesting your gift certificate on November 30th Before Midnight!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Just a quick one

Needed a cheerful Birthday card so I decided to pull out my sweet little CC Designs and make this card. I stamped onto Xpress Blending Paper and colored with my copics. My dp is October Afternoon. Ribbon and flower were purchased at Michaels and my cork border is from MFT and created with their Die Namics scalloped border die. Then I added tiny little pearls around my scallops for alittle finishing touch. Isnt this little girl so sweet?

Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend and that you did some good holiday shopping. My family has a busy week ahead of us. Chanukah starts this Wednesday night so I have a ton of wrapping to do and latkes to make!!! Then my hubby goes in for back surgery next Monday so that will be a bit consuming. His hospital is in Manhattan so I will be traveling back and forth until he gets home. Hopefully he will be able to come home after a week. That is his goal. Lets see how his body reacts right??

Thanks so much for stopping by. I will be back on Tuesday with my Skipping Stones Sketch Challenge Card.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Winner and a new Challenge from SSD

Hi!!! I used Random.org to pick a winner from last weeks comments for the lovely package of trim from Christopher Pines and the lucky winner is #31....Lorraine!!!! Whoo Hoo!!! Congrats Lorraine. I will be emailing you for your mailing addy soon!!!

So onto a new sketch challenge for the week created by Shannon Tuebner which you can find here at Skipping Stones. I chose to use the cute new set that was just released called Sassy Snow which I paired  with some pretty Cosmo Cricket Winter Mittens paper, PTI cardstock and ribbon and a few brads and a prima.

NOW onto the fun stuff....A SALE.....Heather at Skipping Stones Design is always on your side and has created a fantastic holiday sale for all of you. Just check out all the deets below for one AWESOME TUESDAY SALE!!!! YA GOTTA GO CHECK IT OUT!!!! Have a good day!!!

I am having a pink Tuesday sale:

For every $25 you spend you get a $5 gift certificate ....The Gift certificates are good for 1 year, and you can use them starting Black Friday.... You can add up the gift certificates and give them as a gift, or buy stamps as a gift and keep the certificate for yourself!!! The certificates will be mailed with the stamps. However if you would like to use the certificate before you get your stamps just email me and I will be sure to refund the certificate amount off of any purchase made Friday or later.

As an added bonus EVERY Pink Tuesday ORDER will receive a limited edition 3"X 4" stamp set absolutely FREE!!! That is a $7.49 value!

SSD stamps make the perfect gift for the crafters on your list! So Give the Gift of laughter this Christmas with SSD stamps.

We have gift certificates available in any amount. Just email me with the amount you would like and I will send you an invoice. The gift certificate will be mailed to any address you like! IF you would like a gift note enclosed with your certificate just let me know.

Gift certificates of $30 or more will come with a FREE 3"X 4" or Larger stamp set. That way you have a little something to wrap up and present with the gift certificate!!!

SSD DOES Exchanges: you don't even have to go stand in line!
Give the gift of laughter this Christmas. You don't have to worry if they will like the stamps or not, as they can exchange the stamps for anything in our inventory. We are ALWAYS more than happy to exchange any stamp given as a gift. Just mail your New in package stamp set with a note saying what stamps you would like to have. We pay the return shipping at no extra charge.

Funny Coffee Volume #1 is back in stock!!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SSD Release Blog Hop and goodies to give away!!!!

Hi Everyone!!! So much going on today. First off is a Release Blog Hop from Skipping Stones Design!!! I am so happy to share today's new set with you called Sassy Snow. How adorable is this image and that sentiment is HYSTERICAL!!! Don't we all wish it were just the snow and that maybe it could just melt away???? LOL.

So I stamped my snowlady (hehe) onto Xpress copic blending paper and colored with my copics. All my cardstock and dp is from PTI and can you see the gorgeous pompom ribbon and seam binding?? Well the entire DT received a nice package of goodies from a great etsy store called Christopher Pines and guess what??? You can win one too today!!! YUP just leave a comment on my blog today and I will chose a random commenter to win a package of goodies from Christopher Pines. You have to check out all the fabby goodies she has in her shop. Here is a picture of what I received in the mail from Christopher Pines. Yours will be similar if not the same.

So now back to the blog hop. I am hoping you have joined me from Gladys' Blog. Next up is Brenda. If you lose your way come back and here is the list for you. Dont forget to head over to Skipping Stones Design for this new set and many others as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leave those comments!!!! Random.org will be picking a winner in the next day or so.

Shannan Teubner - http://withfeathersandsequins.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Ingle - http://justjingle.blogspot.com/
Gladys Chia - http://gladyschia2010.wordpress.com/
Ann Kranitz - http://stampwithme-ann.blogspot.com/
Brenda Weaver -http://sweetpapertreats.wordpress.com/
Barb Turpin - http://barbsboys123.blogspot.com/
Kandi Phillips - http://kraftykandikrafts.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 15, 2010

A Fond Farewell

Hi everyone. Hope you had a great weekend. I have been busy mass producing my holiday cards for the last few days and when I went to make my Little Paper Shop Challenge card today I realized that I had been making it for days. The challenge today is to use die cuts. Well as you can see I used my Labels Nine Nesties for this simple little card. The stamp set used is called Merry and Bright. My dp is from The Girls Paperie called Tinsel and Twigs. Cardstock is Cherry Cobbler from SU and my ribbon is a silk from May Arts.

So I am sad to say that today will be my last post as a DT member for Little Paper Shop. Due to other personal obligations I needed to step down from the team but I will be sure to be playing along as often as I can with the Monday Challenges.

So head on over to the Little Paper Shop Blog, check out the DT samples and see what the prize is for this week. Come and play along. I know you all have all kinds of different die cuts.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Skipping Stones Feature Set and Sketch

We have another fun sketch for you this week from Skipping Stones Design and with it we are featuring a gorgeous holiday set called Christmas Swirls. This is a super versatile set that requires no coloring so you can really bang out your holiday cards with ease.

For todays card I pulled out some super old DCWV paper called Luxury Stack. The papers are so elegant and that was the look I was going for this week. My two kraft panels were embossed with two different folders and I pulled everything together with some fabu silk ribbon from May Arts and a pearl center.

Head on over to Skipping Stones Design to check out the sketch for you to play along with this week and dont forget to pick up the Christmas Swirls set while you are over there. It is listed under Seasonal Stamps. Also please leave some love for the rest of the DT. They are listed on my sidebar!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great day.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Please share your recipes!!

So glad it is Thursday because then the weekend starts!!! It is starting to get super cold here, well for me atleast. I know I cant even compare to my Canadian friends but along with cold weather comes my desire to cook and bake. Anyone else feel this way?? I have this need to make the house smell warm and cozy all the time. I know I could just light a candle but it is just not the same!!! So I am reaching out to all my blogging friends for your best warm and cozy recipes. Anything good you want to share? Just email me if you could with something yummy!!! akranitz at msn dot com

So onto my card for today. I used a super cute image from Stamping Bella and colored with my copics. My dp is Echo Park and I finished things off with some deep red satin ribbon and some tiny crystals. I am pleased with the way this came out and I hope the recipient likes it too!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you enjoy your day!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Thinking of you

Well we are half way through the week....the 3rd of November already and I need to get my tush in gear to get ready for Thanksgiving and Chanukah. Chanukah is so early this year....actually starts on December 2nd so I seriously have less than a month to pull it all together and we are hosting Thanksgiving this year so I better start cleaning the house now!!! LOL....Anyhow, I have been real crafty lately and for todays card I pulled out an older PTI set called Autumn Abundance. I stamped with memento tuxedo black on XPress Bind It paper and colored with my copics. My dp is a mix of some scraps that I found in my stash and my ribbon is from MFT.

Well I am off to catch up on some chores. Thanks for popping in today. Love it when you all visit!!! Have a great day.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Tuesday means another fabulous sketch challenge from Skipping Stones Design. This week our sketch is being brought to us by the super talented Shannan Tuebner. You can find the sketch here.

For my card I used a really gorgeous set that we will be featuring this month called Christmas Swirls. I stamped the star in Ruby Red ink and cut it out. I added some tiny crystals and stamped the WISH sentiment in the center. My dp is Mitten Weather from Cosmo Cricket and then I added some sheer silver ribbon, three silver brads and a snowflake embellie in the center of the ribbon. And another holiday card for my pile!!!

So come and play along with us this week. Just upload here into Mr Linky or use keyword SSD49 for public galleries. Have fun with this awesome challenge!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Little Paper Shop Monday

Happy Monday. It is going to be a strange week because the kids are off tomorrow so tonight will not be a normal school night and then tomorrow they will probably have a free for all with all of their Halloween Candy before I send the rest into work with hubby and then back to school for a short week. Gotta love it!!! What I don't love is ALL of the solicitation phone calls I am getting for all of the candidates running for office tomorrow. Very annoying in my humble opinion. So enough of my ranting!!! Today is Little Paper Shop Monday and we have a fun challenge for you this week. Buttons and Bows!!! We want to see your bestest cards made with buttons and bows. I know you all can do that!!! Check out the Little Paper Shop blog for all of the deets and to see the rest of the DT creations.

For my card today I used the set Merry and Bright. With my Labels 9 nesties I cut out the cream base and with Desert Sand memento ink stamped the tiny snowflakes all around. The sentiment was stamped with Rich Cocoa. Then for the centers of the flakes I used some gold stickles. My dp is Tinsel and Twigs by Girls Paperie. Ribbon and button were in stash. I really like how this came out and I think I will duplicate it a few times for the holidays. Simple yet elegant right??

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy all of your day!!!