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Friday, July 30, 2010

1st Day @ CHA! - Episode~68

It is after midnight here & I CANNOT sleep because I miss my men! One more day then I will get to see them again AND my furry babies!! I decided to upload this EXTRA SHORT video onto my blog from today!! I know it's ONLY 3 minutes, but it was SOOOO SUPER BUSY that I didn't have alot of recording time! Sorry about the beginning of my video:( I had FORGOT to zoom out!!!  So I apologize that you had to see my big head in the camera! lol......Well, here it is "Short & Sweet"!  I will be back again tomorrow w/pictures I had taken with a few of my BEAUTIFUL & THE MOST NICEST LADIES YOU COULD EVER MEET!!


Thank you sooo much for visiting! I will try to have more "Footage" tomorrow! Good night & SWEET DREAMS my Creative Friends!

I FINALLY Arrived!!

WOW!! I can't believe I FINALLY MADE IT TO CHICAGO!!!! WHOOHOO!  It only took 12 hours & 3 planes later to finally get here BUT it was ALL WORTH IT because I FINALLY got to meet some AMAZING woman that I chat w/EVERYDAY over the internet!! Here are some pics from the airport until I arrived on Chicago ground!

This is the picture from the plane leaving Denver heading to Dallas!


This here is me leaving Dallas & FINALLY on my way to Chicago!

I LOVED this ariport! Check out the cool lights @ the top!! I felt like a BIG kid in AWWWH over it! Thanks Nikki for telling me about this!;)

YAAAAAH!! My ROOMIE! I have the BEST ROOMMATE! Here is Veronica, THE GENIUS of my BLOG makeover & OTHER GREAT THINGS!! ;)

Me & my "Gypsy" Hero TAMMY SKINNER!

"THE SUPERSTAR OF HSN" Jinger Adams!!;)

Finally!! My PINK Stamper & Karlee!! We are all in our Pink P.J.s having fun!

Robyn, Angela (Tammy's BFF) Veronica & Karlee!
Well, that wraps up my 1st ADVENTUROUS day here!! I will post more later tonight!!
Thank you for visiting!;)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Winners For "Pink Blog Hop"- Episode~67

Hello everybody!! SOO SORRY I am running SOOO behind!! Still trying to get everything ready before I leave tomorrow morning! Just making sure I don't forget anything & ALSO making sure everything is in order here @ my house for my men!! Just did grocery shopping, cleaned & laundry ALL DONE! Now, to my giveaway! I decided to have random.org choose "3" winners for me!! ALSO, in my video, you'll be able to see a sneak peek of my DVD! I wanted to show you a sample of what one looked like so you'll know what to expect when your orders start shipping!!


My card measures "3" inches tall and "5 3/4" wide
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Winner of Block Party!
Susan said...
I love your videos Emma...and congrats on your new DVD. You are sooo deserving my friend.


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Winners of Totebags!


Rosy C. said...
Wowww... Emma you come up with the CUTEST cards!!! I am positive Robyn will Love the card you created for her. Thanks for all those wonderful tips on your video. Lovin' everything about your card. From the shape, to the PINK word on it. Emma you are always so generous with your followers. Thanks for the chance to enter. Awesome Giveaway!!!


Sandra said...
As always...you did a great, fantastic job!! Emma, you're such a joy to watch!!
Sandra :)
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Congrats to you Ladies!! I will be contacting you for your addresses next week when I return!  Thank you SOOO MUCH for visiting my blog & you can check out more information on my Very First DVD release HERE! I will be checking in from Chicago Tomorrow!! Have a GREAT night my Creative Friends!;) 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Big Announcement!!!



My dream has finally become a REALITY!!! A HUGE Thank You to Kathy @ Peachy Keen Stamps for being a part of this adventure with me!

Is EVERYBODY as EXCITED as I am right now?!?! WOW! I thought this day would never come! All of my hard work was worth it because I can FINALLY share my very first DVD with ALL of YOU!!!

I had SO MUCH fun making this and I hope you ENJOY all the FUN "never before seen" projects I created in this DVD!

I would like to take a moment to THANK ALL OF YOU for your support and for inspiring me to do what I LOVE! And a HUGE HUG to my Kathy, Veronica and Nikki for putting up with me for the last month! I LOVE you ALL!!!


My first DVD is available NOW for pre-order!
Click here to go to the pre-order page!


Go HERE if you would like to enter the giveway for the PINK Blog Hop!
Go HERE to see the winners for the Peachy Keen Blog Hop AND Throwback Thursday Challenge!


WINNERS FOR PEACHY KEEN BLOG HOP & FOR THROWBACK THURSDAY CHALLENGE!

Good Morninig My Creative Friends!! Okay, I have "2" winners to announce today!! The 1st winner is for the $15.00 Gift Certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps for their Blog Hop we had last week!! AND the 2nd winner is for my Throwback Thursday Challenge which is for the "Potted Flower" die & my card!!
I used Random.org to choose the winners!
DRUM ROLL PLEASE..............................


(Peachy Keen Blog Hop) Winner of Peachy Keen $15.00 Gift Certificate is:

ntsisterz said...
Through rain or sleet... hope you get your dies on time!!



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(Thowback Thursday) Winner of the "Potted Flower" Die & my Card is:
Entry #12 MELISSA DAVIS

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CONGRATS LADIES!! I AM SOOOOO SUPER STOKED FOR BOTH OF YOU BECAUSE YOU WON SOME PRETTY COOL PRIZES HERE!  Melissa I need you to contact me w/your address ASAP because I have to get it to Joann over @ The Scrapping Cottage right away! She will be mailing you the Die set & I will be mailing you your card! Hopefully you can email me TODAY! THANK YOU!;) 
If you haven't already joined our "Pink Blog HOp" yesterday, you still have an opportunity to win a new Cricut Lite Cart "BLOCK PARTY" HERE!! All you have to do is leave a comment! The cut off for this prize giveaway for My blog will be on Tuesday! I will announce the winner on Wednesday!!
 ALSO, did you hear about my "BREAKING NEWS"??? I came out w/my very 1st Gypsy DVD, Featuring Peachy Keen Stamps! It is SUCH a fun DVD, you can see me in action making several projects from beginning to end! The projects that are featured in this DVD are NEVER SEEN Before on my blog! They are all brand new! I even made a couple of fun "Halloween Projects" (MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY) I don't want to give too much away because I want it to be a "Surprise" for all of you! My DVD is AVAILABLE NOW FOR PREORDER with an expected ship date ~August 17th! If you are attending CHA, I will be there taking Pre-orders in person & you will NOT leave empty handed!;) You can go HERE for more info & to place your Pre~order!! Thank you so much for your continued support & especially for visiting my little blog!;)

"It's Not Easy Being Pink" Blog Hop! - Episode~66

Good Morning Everybody & Welcome to a "Pink" blog hop this morning! This hop is in honor of Robyn (My Pink Stamper) thanking her for letting us be her very 1st "Pink" design team! We had a great time & I am HONORED to be on her team once again! THANK YOU!;) So let's get started! I designed a PERFECT card in my gypsy especially for you Robyn~ I hope you like it!! ALSO, for this special occasion I decided to giveaway the new Cricut Lite cart "Block Party"!  This is the CUTEST cartridge & I LOVE it! All you have to do to qualify for this prize is leave ONE comment under this post & the deadline will be on Tuesday @ midnight! I will be announcing the winner on Wednesday so be sure to leave a way for me to contact you! I will be leaving for CHA so when I return, I will mail out your prize which will be the week of August 3rd!! GOOD LUCK My Pink Friends!;) I hope you enjoy my video!
Giveaway for this "Pink" blog Hop!~ Good Luck!
I hope you are having fun "Hopping" along to some talented ladies blogs! Head on over to Jo's blog to see what she has in store for you!!  "Happy Hopping!;)
Thank you SOOO MUCH for stopping by & a HUGE Thank you to Robyn!! Pink Hugs to you!;)

Here is the order of the blog hop just in case you get lost along the way!
Emma (you are here!)


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #8 - Episode~65

Good morninig everybody!! I was running a little behind this morning, but I finally finished! I am SOOO SUPER EXCITED about this challenge because Joann over @ "Scrapping Cottage" has donated the "Potted Flower Die" as a giveaway for this challenge!!! Isn't that to "Die" for!! lol...... So along w/the die, the winner will ALSO recieve the card I made on Tuesday for the Peachy Keen Challenge! So ONE LUCKY winner will recieve BOTH prizes!! To Qualify for this giveaway, you must make a Birthday theme project AND link it up to Mr. Linky & ALSO leave a Comment!! It's THAT SIMPLE!!  So, now for my video~ I hope you enjoy it My sweet Friends!!! OH! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT I AM ONLY "15" FOLLOWERS AWAY FROM "1000"!! WHOOHOOO!!

To qualify for the giveway, you must:
****Link your project up to "Mr. Linky" below
****Challenge is based on "ORIGINALITY"
****Must use "CELEBRATION" Cartridge OR any older cartridge you may own OR if you JUST started collecting your carts, just use what you have!
**** This week IS A "BIRTHDAY" theme! Make ANY PROJECT OF YOUR CHOICE!
****Must be an ORIGINAL project made especially for THIS challenge
****ONE entry Per Person Please.
****Deadline for project will be SATURDAY @ midnight CENTRAL STANDARD TIME
****Last but Not Least~ HAVE FUN!!


Giveaway For this challenge! Potted Flower Die Cut

AND~ This Card!! GOOD LUCK!;)

Thank you SOOO much for visiting today!!  The next Throwback Thursday challenge will resume on August 12th! Have Fun with this challenge & GOOD LUCK!;)




Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My July Scrapbook Class!

***Click HERE if you would like to enter the Peachy Keen "GIFT CERTIFICATE" giveaway!***
Good Morning my Creative Friends! Today's post I just wanted to share w/you what my girls & I made for my bi-monthly scrapbook class I host!  We ALWAYS have a BLAST when we all get together! I've had the same girls coming to my classes for the last 3years now & I totally appreciate them! For this month's theme was a "Summer" theme & I decided to use the brand new cricut lite cart "Block Party! I actually REALLY REALLY LIKE this cart!! Peachy Keen has a set of stamps called "Retro Paper Doll Face Asst"
which goes PERFECTLY w/the CUTE people on this cart!! We made a little cute Hamburger treat topper , an Apron Shaped card & (2) 12x12 layouts!! These projects were SUPER SIMPLE this month & I hope you enjoy them! 
For my Hamburger, I used My Pink Stamper's "Simply Sweet Occasions" Sentiment "Yummy"!


This is the layout I used the Retro Face Stamp set for! Isn't she ADORABLE?

Thank you SOO MUCH for visiting me & I'll see you back here tomorrow for another throwback Thursday Challenge! Have a GREAT day my friends!

P.S. After you leave a comment here, Don't forget~ if you haven't entered for a chance to win a gift certificate from Peachy Keen Stamps, you can do so HERE!!

Peachy Keen Challenge #33 - Episode~64

***Click HERE if you would like to enter the Peachy Keen "GIFT CERTIFICATE" giveaway!***
Good Morning & welcome to another Peachy Keen Challenge! As you can see I got my dies!! YAAAAAH!! I LOVE THEM!! In my video today, I will show you how to cut them out using my cuttlebug!
This will be a Sketch Challenge which you can see HERE !  To play along, just make a project based on the sketch (card or layout), and link up your entry in Mr. Linky no later than Sunday, August 1st on the Peachy Keen Challenge Blogspot! Our design team, Kathy & Angelica will choose one winner based on creativity, originality in use of the sketch, but there will also be one RANDOM winner! That means you have TWO chances to win!

Our JUDGED winner will receive PK-510 "Jack-O-Lantern Faces", perfect to get a headstart on all your Halloween projects!
Our RANDOM winner will receive the super cute image, PK-617 "Spider on Freaked Out Ghost"!
On to my video!! I hope it helps you out some!!

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for visiting my blog!! After you leave a comment here, Don't forget~ if you haven't entered for a chance to win a gift certificate from Peachy Keen Stamps, you can do so HERE!! Have a WONDERFUL DAY!;)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Peachy Blog Hop & Throwback Thursday Winner!! -Episode~63

GOOD MORNING My Beautiful CREATIVE FRIENDS!! If you just arrived here from my "Bestie" Nikki's blog, then you are on the right track!Welcome to a Peachy Keen Blog Hop announcing an AMAZING Product they will be carrying! 1st of all, I apologize that I do NOT have any projects to share w/you using these dies:(  My mailman unfortunately didn't deliver it to me on time:( BUT, on a GOOD note, tomorrow is another Peachy Keen challenge & I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that they arrive in today's mail!;) As you can see below, these are pictures of all the sets that are available for preorder!  These are 14 INCREDIBLE NEW Die Sets by The Scrapping Cottage featuring designs by Kathy Jakopovich, founder and designer for Peachy Keen Stamps. Each die set (except the Happy Bird package) will come with two to three Peachy Keen Face stamps to coordinate with your shapes!
The dies are available for preorder on both Peachy Keen Stamps and The Scrapping Cottage. Single sets will be discounted 15%, or 25% off the entire collection for one week only! Pre-sale ends July 26th. Orders begin shipping the second week in August.
Keep on hopping along so you  can see them all in action before you buy them!

P.S. I announced the Winner of my throwback Thursday Challenge here in my video!!;)


**GIVEAWAY FOR THIS BLOG HOP**

Peachy Keen is offering a Gift Certificate as a Giveaway for this SPECIAL Occasion! ALL you have to do is leave one Comment under this post for a chance to win!!

GOOD LUCK my sweet friends!
Thank you SOOO much for visiting my blog!
Now you can head off to Sonia's Blog to continue on with the hop!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge #7 - Episode~62

Good Morning & Welcome to another Throwback Thursday Challenge!! WOW, I can believe we are at #7 challenges ALREADY!! Time sure flies when you're having the time of your life doing what you LOVE!;)
I had everybody vote & it looks like the winner is "Wild Card" cart! So NEXT week we will be working w/the "Celebrations" cart! The theme for this week is "Your Favorite Holiday" theme & for this challenge, you would need to make a card!  If you Do NOT own "Wild Cart", feel free any other older cart you have & just make sure it's a "Holiday" theme~! Since my FAVORITE holiday is HALLOWEEN, I chose to make that CUTE little pumpkin card & matching envelope!

Here are the details on how this challenge works:

To qualify for the giveway, you must:

****Link your project up to "Mr. Linky" below
****Challenge is based on "ORIGINALITY"
****Must use "WILD CARD" Cartridge OR any older cartridge you may own OR if you JUST started collecting your carts, just use what you have!
**** This week IS A "HOLIDAY" theme! Make a "CARD" w/your FAVORITE HOLIDAY!
****Must be an ORIGINAL project made especially for THIS challenge
****ONE entry Per Person Please.
****Deadline for project will be Sunday @ midnight CENTRAL STANDARD TIME
****Last but Not Least~ HAVE FUN!!




Giveaway for this Challenge! ~ Good Luck!

Thank you SOOO much for stopping by!

****BREAKING NEWS!!: PEACHY KEEN IS HAVING A "SPECIAL" BLOG HOP ON MONDAY FEATURING SOMETHING EXCITING! TRUST ME, YOU WILL WANT TO BE HOPPING ALONG FOR THIS! IT'S GOING TO BE HUGE!! EVERY SINGLE DESIGN TEAM MEMBER WILL HAVE A GIVEAWAY! MORE INFO COMING SOON!****
Have a FANTASTIC DAY!;)



Monday, July 12, 2010

Have a Mice Day! and Winner! - Episode #61

Good Morning my "Creative Friends"! I am running a little behind this morning but I annouced the winner in my video of last week's throwback Thursday challenge! 1st of all, I want to THANK each & EVERYONE of YOU who participated in my challenge!! Like I said in my video, I am a HUGE animal lover & I just ADORED EVERY SINGLE project that was entered for my challenge! I haven't YET finished commented on everyone's blog, BUT I PROMISE I will!! I feel like I'm trying to do a million things @ once & I can't wait to share it all with you!! "IT'S GOING TO BE A GOOD ONE"!;) I hope you like my CUTE little card I made! ALSO, I gave you 2 carts to choose from for this week's throwback Thursday challenge!! Don't forget to leave your vote HERE under this post & let me know which one you would like my to feature!!


THank you SOOOOO much for visiting my blog & Again, CONGRATS to the winner Random.org chose #23 ~Crafts Manda!! I'll be waiting for your email so I can get your stamps mailed out to you!!
"HAVE A MICE DAY" Everyone!';)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

SUPER GREAT NEWS FOR ME!!!

Happy Saturday My Creative Friends!! Can I just say that I have been DYING to share this with the WORLD!! I am EXTREMELY HONORED that one of "MY" cards, yeah can you believe it, one of "MY" cards along w/a fellow DT member of Peachy Keen stamps is featured in the September issue of "Scrap & Stamp" magazine! WHOOOOHOOOO!! I was "OVER THE MOON" & I actually shed a few tears because this is just one more item I can check off my list of  "Things I want to Accomplish in 2010"!
My card is the "Gingerbread" card! I have a HUGE smile on my face RIGHT NOW!;)
P.S. I wanted to send a HUGE THANK YOU to Kathy w/Peachy Keen Stamps for allowing me to be on her team! AND a HUGE CONGRATS to Peachy Keen Stamps for all of their Accomplishments! VERY WELL DESERVED! Luv Ya!;)

I found the original picture of my card that was featured in the magazine!

Thank you for visiting & ENJOY the rest of your weekend!;)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Throwback Thursday Challenge! - Episode~60

Good Morning & Welcome to another throwback Thursday challenge! WOW, I can't believe when I was making this video, that it was Episode #60!! Time flies when your having fun! I am a little bummed because I filmed this video TWICE! I don't know what happened to the 1st one, that's why when you watch it, the tag is put together already!:(   For this week's challenge, I am featuring the cartridge "Zooballoo"! This is a CUTE cartridge that not only has animals, but also has a cute font! The theme for this week is going to be an "ANIMAL" theme! So if you do Not own this cart, then you can use any "Older" cart that has an animal on it for you to use on a project of "Your" choice! Here are the details on how this challenge works:

To qualify for the giveway, you must:

****Link your project up to "Mr. Linky" below

****Challenge is based on "ORIGINALITY"

****Must use "ZOOBALLOO" Cartridge OR any older cartridge you may own OR if you JUST started collecting your carts, just use what you have!

**** This week IS AN "ANIMAL" theme! Your project is YOUR Choice what you want to make!

****Must be an ORIGINAL project made especially for THIS challenge

****ONE entry Per Person Please.

****Deadline for project will be Sunday @ midnight CENTRAL STANDARD TIME

****Last but Not Least~ HAVE FUN!!
 
  
Here is my gift tag, as you can see, I change the cord to the same sheer ribbon I used for my bow! I think I like it BETTER!
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Giveaway for this Challenge ~ Good Luck!;)

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Thank you SOOO much for visiting my blog!! Have FUN & Good Luck w/the challenge my Creative Friends!;)

Supplies Used:
Gypsy
Zoo Balloo Cartridge
Pattern Paper is from "Pink Paisly"
ABC Animal Faces - Peachy Keen Stamps
More Punny-licious - My Pink Stamper
Adhesive Rhinestones - Michael's
Black Sheer Ribbon - Joann's
White Sakura Gel Pen - Peachy Keen Stamps



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