Thursday, November 1, 2007

Time to Celebrate

What an exciting day....Today kicks off my GRAND OPENING! Today also kicks off Stampin' Up's November special...PARTY PAPER PROMOTION!! Those are two great reasons to celebrate!!!!
Stampin Up's special is VERY special indeed! You've GOT to check out the Party Paper Promotion HERE! ~ When you purchase 3 packages of Stampin' Up's gorgeous designer get the 4th for FREE! Yep, FREE!!! And, there's no limit. That is a really great deal!! I had someone ask me this week what they could make with! All I could think of was, what CAN'T you make with dp. It dresses everything up! Even a little hershey nugget looks like a vip when it's wrapped in dp = ) for the blog candy....(drum roll please).....Here's how it will work. For the first 4 weeks in November, I will post a fun challenge on Thursdays (Nov 1,8,15,22). At the end of each week, I will select 2 winners. One will be a random drawing from everyone who played and the other will be my personal choice.The weekly contest officially ends Wednesdays at 5pm, Pacific time. I will post the 2 winners and their projects! On Friday, November 30th, I will place the names of the 8 weekly winners into a drawing....and one lucky duck, will win the blog candy pictured above!! I've included some essentials that every stamper would enjoy:
A pair of snowman sox (to keep your feet warm while you stamp)
A scented candle
2 packets of Cocoa
A cute little snowman box
An assortment of beautiful red & green ribbons
A "Merry" Stamp
1 Icicle Stickles
Chocolate = )
So, if you want to play along, here's this week's 2-part challenge: Make something, other than a card, with designer paper (it doesn't have to be SU) AND give it away in a completely RANDOM act of kindness!!! It doesn't have to made entirely out of dp, but dp should be a major component. There are a couple examples pictured in the blog candy...the candle, the get the idea. It doesn't have to be can dress pretty much ANYTHING in dp and it becomes something special!! Here's the important part. You can't enter until you've actually given the item away. If you have a fun story to share about giving it away, I'd love to hear it. It's so fun to bless someone with a completely unexpected, just because, little gift. If you need some ideas, the Stampin Up website has project ideas & instructions listed right along with the Party Paper Promotion deails...HERE. Sooooo....if you're ready....the contest begins.....NOW!!! To be officially entered, you must post a comment to this entry and include a link to your project (preferably uploaded to splitcoast, but you can also link me to your blog if don't, gasp, have a splitcoast gallery). When you upload to Splitcoast, let's use the keywords, PSG111 (for papersmiles, grandopening 111).
Okay...have some fun, bless someone....and have a great week!!! I'm going to play along too, so I've got to get busy and make a little something for someone special = )


azkimbo said...

WOW.. this sounds like great fun! I have been following your blog you are wonderful. I plan on trying to play along. This will be my first time uploading to SCS. WOWOW, my first time having a gallery!!!!.. I am so excited. So we have til Wed Correct?
Thanks for Sharing!!!

nancy littrell said...

Wow, what a cool and amazing challenge for blog candy. I have an idea......:-) Thanks for being so doggone inspiring!

Megs :) said...

I just love the idea behind this one! I think I am going to play along in my own way and create a fun something to give away :) I won't be able to post it, but I'll just tell you about it for fun later ;) Not for blog candy...just because :)

j_smokey said...

I'm so glad you got a blog!!! It's so great to see what my fellow "Ink for brain"ers are doing!!! You can check out my blog...I'll be posting my DP projects there in a little while (before 3pm or so). Thanks for the wonderful chance for candy!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Such a FUN challenge, Nancy! Thank you for motivating me to finally alter my clear paint can + other items! My neighbor, Tammy loved her RAK!

Here's my challenge submission on my blog, iSTAMP:


Dawn Easton said...

Nancy! What a fantastic idea! I did make something today and gave it away...but I didn't use all SU! paper...darn! So I'll make something again tomorrow and go find special someone to give it to! I'll be back tomorrow ;)

a-grimsley said...

What a great idea!
here's my submission

Dawn Easton said...

Hi Nancy!

Sorry I misunderstood the details...LOL!
I was thinking afterward it had to be all SU! paper.
I did do this ;) Thanks for the chance to win! I adore your blog!
Here is my RAK:

Thanks for looking!

nitestamper said...

Hi nancy,
thanks for a wonderful opportunity to play this...
here is my RAK:

LeAnne said...

What a nice challenge Nancy!
My RAK is on its way to Australia in an ebay package.....the person bought a cute Santa candy dish, so I thought I would include this with a little stamp inside. The colors I used matched the candy dish perfectly!!!
I won't have her reaction until she receives it, but I hope she likes it! I also included a little card which I didn't photograph! :(
Here it is:

nancy littrell said...

OMG....I did it! Got my mini gift bag set posted in the Nick of Time :-) Nancy, you are just such an inspiration. I made my bag and cards for my gf'd who had a complete knee replacement yesterday. I just delivered the set to BAH today and will Pam ever be surprised as I had already given her a get well card. Enjoy and thanks again for the challenge. BTW, I heard a rumor that Nancy is working on a tutorial for this very bag :-)

My mini bag:

Laura said...

I just ran across your blog and want to play, I'll see if I can throw something together tonight and get it posted in the morning! Love your blog and would love to add it to my blog roll, if you don't mind!

CAKVD said...

Wow! All your goodies are so pretty!!! Here are some altered items that I made with yummy dp this week!!

Cheryl KVD

CAKVD said...

Whoops, forgot to say in my earlier post that I gave away the organizer that is in the photo this past Saturday to a friend that is just starting out with scrapbooking.
Cheryl KVD

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