Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Surprise Prize Winner!!

Super sorry this is coming by a tweeee late.... guess i'm still jumping up and down in party mode.... hehehe!!! Wow, that blog hop was one awesome party!! fantabulous way to celebrate!!

THANK YOU to all!!! My FANTASTIC LOVING friends (friends, team, participants), the hoppers and everyone that came by to sing a little Happy Birthday tune.... You all are remarkable and made my day ever SO SWEET!!!! so Thank you!!

i do have a prize to give away, just for stopping by my blog on my special day and chose #4 - Kelly Lloyd as my surprise prize winner!!! Congrats Kelly!!! please contact me at krisnal5868 at hotmail dot com so i can get the prize on over to you...

Thank you again everyone for really adding the sweet icing on top of the cake!! quick huge shout out to Leanne for coordinating that wonderful fun filled hop, THANKS SISTAH!... hope you all enjoyed it as much as i did!!

April Secret Sister Swap Sign-ups

Spring has sprung!!! Although we've all been having some crazy weather, Mother Nature still has her flowers blooming!!! Once again i give THANKS to all the players that have continued to support this swap!! I sure hope you all are enjoying it!!

April brings lots of "showers"... and i'm not just talking that rain, but baby showers, bridal showers, take a bath kind of showers.... LOL, ok well bath/showers shouldn't just be done in April.... hehehe! but you catch my drift... for as long as i've known, April is always associated with some kind of 'shower'... so why not shower your secret sister with some SPRING!

Theme for April - Spring and/or Easter!! You can do an Easter themed creation or a spring one in general by associating something that is "SPRING" on your creation... for example, spring colors, spring flowers... Anything goes, as long as it fits the theme... =) Sign-ups will be open until Midnight on Friday, March 30th.

Reflection of my mini rules for this swap (Please take note of the blurbs in red):

1. You can swap anything you think is appropriate. Such as cards, 3d projects, gift tags, altered items, etc. You are not restricted to just a card for each swap... for example, you can do a card this month and gift tags next month, etc... be creative and use your talents! Many of you do not limit yourself to cards, there are some that do awesome jewelry, altered items and so on, so this is the swap to make something special and surprise someone... can't get creative? no problem, you are free to sub in a RAK too!

2. I kindly ask that you please send out your swaps before month's end. Please take into consideration snail mail timing. If you cannot mail your swap before the end of the month, you are given until the 5th day of the following month to do so. This will allow some time for your Secret Sister to receive it. If nothing has been received within 10 days past the end of the month, i will not include you in future sign ups. Please friends, let's play fair.

PREVIOUS PLAYERS, i have your info so all you have to do is comment that you will be participating on this post... here's a list of those who have already signed up:

Karen, Amy, Leanne, Gail, Sheila, Theresa, Kathy, Charleen and Miyuki

Please let me know ASAP if you are unable to participate for any reason. No questions asked, just please let me know. Thanks!!

**To clear up any confusion: your participation is monthly (unless otherwise stated by you) by confirming your participation through email or comment on the sign up posts. if i do not hear from you by the sign up deadline, it is assumed you will not be participating for the month. if it is easier for you to sign up a month ahead or for a few months, etc. let me know too.

NEW PLAYERS, please email me at krisnal5868 at hotmail dot com to sign up for April with the subject SSS or Secret Sister Swap and the following info: Name, Address, Blog URL (if you have one) and Best Email to contact you... i will send you a confirmation email that i have received your info...

**Please note that swap info is sent out by the 2nd day of the swap month. If you miss the sign up deadline, it doesn't hurt to shoot me an email and ask if you can still play. There may be a chance i'm still sorting through the players and can add you in...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Did you hear?!?!

that THE GREETING FARM is this week's sponsor over at Lollipop Crafts?!?! Yep, that's right!! and ONE LUCKY participant in the challenge this week will win their choice of ONE 4x6 set!! ain't that FABULOUS!!!

stop by Lollipop Crafts today to pick up the deets on this wonderful company and check out the eye candy all over the blog... and well, i'm posting so that means i have a creation to share with you today too!! yes i know, it's been long... hehehe
i'm using Hula Anya... one of my ALL TIME faves!!! she's paired with some beautiful paper available at Island Paperie... yes yes my design is a little simple but i didn't want to cover up the lovely print... =) and there is 2 different prints on this notepad... can you tell?!? raffia and buttons accent this note pad and it can be personalized by adding a name on the 2nd pattern paper strip below...
close up of Miss Hula Anya... she's popped up on oval nesties that were embossed with SU!'s square lattice embossing folder... the close up is because i wanted to show you the glitz in the flower centers...
what's this?!? and added embellie... retro plumeria cut also available at Island Paperie! i bought it in white and used dandelion memento ink to color it from the center out.... pretty huh!!

Thank you to The Greeting Farm for the fantastic sponsorship!!! Hop on to the blog and check out this company and then go and play in the challenge!!

Oh!! and today i'm celebrating a very special day... so in honor of this celebration ONE LUCKY COMMENTER will win a gift from me!! you have until Saturday, March 17th Midnight to comment on this post!!!

ciao for now!!! until we meet again!!