Wonderful Wednesday Giveaway -- The Stampsmith


Today's giveaway are two beautiful unmounted photo stamps from The Stampsmith.

The first image, shown in the card and on the left, is Grace Christmas. I find this image to be incredibly lovely! I think it is because the evergreen in the picture makes me conjure up the smell of pine -- it is a very happy and soothing smell for me.
When I was making the card above, I stamped her in black ink on glossy paper, then gently tinted the image with chalk. That panel is mounted on burgundy, then on a piece of pink/burgundy/green that was made using the Two-Toned Crunch Technique from the December 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter. That piece was mounted on a piece of stamped evergreen paper, mounted again on Burgundy, and embellished with ribbons and snowflakes.

The second image in today's giveaway, on the right, Is called butterfly kiss. I did make a card with this image, too, but it will be shown in the February 2009 issue of the TJ Newsletter, and I did not want to ruin the surprise!
For the giveaway this week, I would like to do something different. To enter, leave a comment, BUT tell me what Holiday item makes you feel all warm inside : )
You have until Sunday evening, December 21st, 2008, to leave me a comment. I will select a winner using a random number generator on Monday, December 22nd. Make sure to leave me your email address so that I can contact you. You many want to leave it in this format: p huntoon at optonline dot net -- that will help mystify those pesky internet bots.
Now, I am off to smell my Christmas tree~
Congratulations to Sharon Briss! She is the lucky giveaway winner!


Firecracker Designs by Pamela Giveaway

This great stamp set from Firecracker Designs by Pamela is our giveaway for today. Filled with gorgeous images, it is would be a great addition to anyone's stamp collection!

Enter the giveaway today:
To enter the give away for today, simply leave a comment on this blog entry telling me that you would like to enter by 11:59pm EST on Monday December 15th. No other entry methods will be included in the give away. If you email me to enter, your entry will NOT be considered a valid entry. When you leave the comment, make sure to put your NAME in the comment -- if you enter your comment as "Anonymous", I cannot give you the prize! Blogger does NOT record your email address for me, so you will need to check back to find out if you have won or include your email address in your comment so that I can notify you. A good way to do this is like so: phuntoon at optonline dot net -- it will help protect your privacy! I will have a random number generator pick one number from the comments to select one winner. Each give-away is separate, so to be eligible for a specific item you must enter that day's contest on the post where it is listed. Enter today -- good luck!

The winner of this giveaway is: Denise Denike! Congratulations, Denise!

Wonderful Wednesday Giveaway: Our Daily Bread Designs


Our Holiday Blogstravaganza continues with the second Giveaway this week -- for this beautiful set from Our Daily Bread Designs. This set (We Three Kings) was used to make the card above, that will accompany the set to the winner of the giveaway. The card uses the Color Pop Technique from the December issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter as the background, with a Torn Frame (December 2008) around the greeting.

Our Daily Bread Designs has free Shipping on orders over $50.00 for US residents (or over $70.00 for folks in Canada). Make sure you check out the new stamps, too! You can also purchase gift certificates with ODBD -- what a great Christmas Gift!

Don't forget -- Technique Junkies receive a discount on all Our Daily Bread Designs Sets -- Look in my sidebar for the coupon code.

I have been neglect in mentioning all the gorgeous Blogstravaganza artwork posted this week from our designers:
Hurry and enter the giveaway, though -- I am picking a winner by Thursday at midnight! To enter the give away for today, simply leave a comment on this blog entry telling me that you would like to enter by 11:59pm EST on Thursday December 11th. No other entry methods will be included in the give away. If you email me to enter, your entry will NOT be considered a valid entry. When you leave the comment, make sure to put your NAME in the comment -- if you enter your comment as "Anonymous", I cannot give you the prize! Blogger does NOT record your email address for me, so you will need to check back to find out if you have won or include your email address in your comment so that I can notify you. A good way to do this is like so: phuntoon at optonline dot net -- it will help protect your privacy! I will have a random number generator pick one number from the comments to select one winner. Each give-away is separate, so to be eligible for a specific item you must enter that day's contest on the post where it is listed. Enter today -- good luck!
The winner of this giveaway is Bobbi Nessly! Congratulations!

Another Great Giveaway! Innovative Stamp Creations



I know it is Monday, and not our normal Wednesday Giveaway time, but this week we are having THREE giveaways! Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Can't we all use something to bring joy to our hearts while we prepare for the holidays?


Today we are fortunate to have some absolutely gorgeous stamps from Innovative Stamp Creations. The stamp sheet I am giving away today is NOT Christmas-themed -- although I did use it on the card above! I thought it would be nice to have some non-Christmas stamps today to appeal to everyone, no matter what their religious beliefs. As you can see, these are gorgeous enough to pair with ANY other stamps:




This stamp sheet from Innovative Stamp Creations is called Artsy Victorian, and I have used the gorgeous swirl in the center for the swirl on my Faux Designer Paper card above. This is the most beautiful swirl -- I use it on everything!! The other stamps used on the card are from another new ISC sheet called Christmas Trinkets. The Faux Designer Paper Technique is featured in the December 2008 issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

Hurry and enter the giveaway, though -- I am picking a winner by Tuesday at midnight!

To enter the give away for today, simply leave a comment on this blog entry telling me that you would like to enter by 11:59pm EST on Tuesday December 9th. No other entry methods will be included in the give away. If you email me to enter, your entry will NOT be considered a valid entry. When you leave the comment, make sure to put your NAME in the comment -- if you enter your comment as "Anonymous", I cannot give you the prize! Blogger does NOT record your email address for me, so you will need to check back to find out if you have won or include your email address in your comment so that I can notify you. A good way to do this is like so: phuntoon at optonline dot net -- it will help protect your privacy! I will have a random number generator pick one number from the comments to select one winner. Each give-away is separate, so to be eligible for a specific item you must enter that day's contest on the post where it is listed. Enter today -- good luck!


Congratulaions to Jennifer Willis, the winner of this giveaway!

Untraditional Poinsettias


Well, that is inaccurate. The Poinsettias are traditional -- the way I colored them is not! I wanted something more striking than basic red poinsettias -- so I chose to put some light colors on the dark paper. This uses the Faux Bleach Technique for coloring and the Torn Frames technique for the frame. Both are Techniques that can be found in the December 2008 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
This is one of those cards that looks 100% better in person! It looks garish here, but IRL it is elegant.
All Stamps: Rubberstamp Ave
Today's Blogstravaganza Players:


Wonderful Wednesday Giveaway - Clear Artistic Stamps





Todya we are fortunate to have Clear Artistic Stamps as our sponsor. Since we are still in the TJ Holiday Blogstravaganza, it is fitting to offer these adorable Clear Christmas Stamps:






It just so happens that these stamps are on Special, too -- check out the specials on the Clear Artistic Stamp Website HERE.

Along with the stamps, you will receive the card shown above, which features the Clear Artistic Stamp image layered over a piece of Feathered Tye Dye, one of the December 2008 techniques from the current issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

Playing in the blogstravaganza today are (note that some of these ladies actually posted yesterday or Monday -- I have had some issues here and have not been able to update my blog):
Lisa Somerville at Splendiferous Creations
Nancy Judd at Inkblocks
Kimm Benninton-Thompson at Artful Sentiments by Kimm
Jane Bosi on Jane's Addictions
Connie Piotter on SoDak Stamping

To enter the giveaway:
One entry per person, per give away, please. To enter the give away for today, simply leave a comment on this blog entry telling me that you would like to enter by 11:59pm EST on Sunday, December 7th. No other entry methods will be included in the give away. If you email me to enter, your entry will NOT be considered a valid entry. When you leave the comment, make sure to put your NAME in the comment -- if you enter your comment as "Anonymous", I cannot give you the prize! Blogger does NOT record your email address for me, so you will need to check back to find out if you have won or include your email address in your comment so that I can notify you. A good way to do this is like so: phuntoon at optonline dot net -- it will help protect your privacy! I will have a random number generator pick one number from the comments to select one winner. Each give-away is separate, so to be eligible for a specific item you must enter that day's contest on the post where it is listed. Enter today -- good luck!

Congratulations to Roxi Green, the winner of these great stamps!