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Happy Thanksgiving

Just a short post today to wish all of my friends in the U.S. and abroad a VERY Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope that you all are surrounded by your loved ones, family, and/or friends. If you don’t live in the U.S. and don’t celebrate Thanksgiving then just know how grateful I am to call you my friend. That you stop by my little part of the web? Means so much to me.

Anyway, I made this card to give to E’s family. Y’know, to say “Thanks for everything” and all that. I made it based on a card that I saw Chari Moss make during a video for Lawn Fawn. (Click the word “video” to watch!) Hers is waaaaay more perfect than mine. Lemme just say that. :)



I wish you all a wonderful day, wherever you are. And I hope that it is a happy day, it’s relaxing, full of good food, and spent with people that make you feel loved.  Happy Thanksgiving!
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Week TWO – Giveaway – GINA K

I hope that you all had fun spreading the word & entering all those comments for my first week of giveaways during my Grand Opening celebration. I can’t wait til the end of the month to find out who wins. How exciting!!

So, now we’re onto the SECOND week already. YAY!!! And I have one of the best sponsors EVER!! If any of you are familiar with the wonderful designs or tutorials of Gina Krupsky, then you probably have heard of Gina K Designs. Or what about StampTV? Oh yeah. I thought so. :) Gina is one of those sweet, genuine, kind-hearted people that just makes you feel good inside. I love tweeting with her and I LOVE using her stamps and her Pure Luxury card stock (it embosses and takes Copics like a dream).



Gina is generously sponsoring my week two giveaway by offering a stamp set of the winner’s choice up to $24.95 in value!!! THAT ROCKS!!!So what do need to do? :D  Same thing as usual. (Just a little FYI? It’ll be the same each week.

  1. Subscribe or Follow…whatever you need to do to stay informed. EASY!
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  3. Tweet about THIS giveaway.  For you  tweet-a-holics you can say something a long the lines of : @papergrace_dsgn is sharing the love for @GinaK.  Check out the giveaway here:
  4. Follow me on Facebook and comment there
  5. Share this giveaway on your own blog – linking back here (If you don’t leave the link I won’t know, so please link!)

That’s it. Soooooo easy.  This post will stay on top, and comments will “close” at 11:00 pm PST July 15th. New giveaway will go up at midnight the 16th. :)

I love reading your comments and I hope that you’re sharing the love with your friends. The more the merrier!

Have a great weekend!

All the best,


Cards, cards, cards!!

Eddy and I made it to AND from Illinois safely. We had a really wonderful time with family. They looooved Eddy. And Grandma was (*gasp*) on her best behavior. I even made it to Hobby Lobby which made me drool. Sure wish we had one of those out here in CA!! It was a fun trip and I git to see my sis, which was the bestest!! ♥ I miss her so much.

So we got back on a Tuesday or something and I had to get busy because Stamp Club was at MY house the following Sunday. Yikes! But we had a blast and made a super cute magazine-style card holder & Easter card. (no pics of those, though…oops!) I also had to make a birthday card for Eddy’s sister, Gloria, and I wanted to make a “Thank You for your Hospitality”-type card for my Aunt & Uncle for everything they did for us while we were visiting.

Here’s the pic for Eddy’s sister’s card:

Supplies: SU – Naturals White, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Chocolate Chip pigment ink, Loads of Love (flowers), Poppin’ Pastels (assorted colors), Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon. Cuttlebug – Divine Swirl. Making Memories mini-brads. Designer Paper – Basic Grey, Urban Prairie Collection. Oh…sentiment is from SU’s Crazy for Cupcakes. Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut & emboss the layers of the sentiment.

AND…the pic of the Hospitality card:

Supplies: SU – So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Perfect Plum cardstock; So Saffron grosgrain ribbon. Gina K Designs – Wreath of Wishes set (wreath & sentiment) and Pure Luxury base weight white cardstock. Spellbinders Nestabilities to cut & emboss the small circle for the sentiment. Purple ribbon – Michael’s. Cuttlebug – Swiss Dots. Making Memories – mini-brads. Background stamp – Bold Flourish by Hero Arts.

I also mentioned making a card for my dear friend, Kristy, for her birthday but I didn’t want her to see the card before she received it. Here’s the pic of that one, too:

Supplies: SU – Certainly Celery, Pale Plum, Vellum Cardstock; black embossing powder; sentiment from SU Three Thoughts. Versamark by Tsukineko. Designer Paper (and brads) – Basic Grey, Eva Collection. Eyelets – Making Memories. Ribbon – Michael’s. Vellum cardstock was cut & embossed using Spellbinders Nestabilities.

I’m working on more cards right now, too. For my aesthetician. There is a remote possibility that she may want to use some as “Thank you”‘s for clients. So, I’m going to give her samples of what I can do and how I can personalize them for her. That’d be cool if it works, but everyone has different tastes…we’ll see.

Gotta get back to work…


I’m heading off to Illinois to see family tomorrow. I’ll get to see my sister who will be flying in from Germany, so I’m super excited for that! Yay!! ♥ And, I look forward to seeing the cousins, their families and my Aunt & Uncle who all live out there, as well. But, I’ll also have to see my Grandmother. She’s not the nicest woman in the world and it makes it tough to be around her.

The whole reason we’re getting together is for her 90th birthday “celebration”. What a hoot! Sorry to sound so cynical. She’s made my life quite difficult at times. In fact, I made Easter cards to bring to the family, but she won’t be getting one. Why? Because she’s the type of person who’d say, “What? You couldn’t afford to buy me a nice card?” instead of appreciating all the effort the goes into making one for her.

So…I made some Easter cards. They turned out to be much harder than I expected. Quite labor intensive. AND…I made a card for my dear friend Kristy in Canada who’s having a birthday on the 3rd of April. But, I’m NOT posting pics…nope. Sorry! I can’t have Kristy seeing her card before her b-day now, can I? And, as far as the Easter card goes, well, I got the entire idea from the wonderfully talented Gina K (of Gina K Designs). If you want to see (basically) what my card looks like, check out a link to HER card which is the original and should receive the credit. Gina K Easter Card

See ya when I get back and wish me luck!

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