Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Cyber Monday!

Hi there!  Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving and post Thanksgiving Black Friday shopping?  I sure hope so!!

Well, today is Cyber Monday and if you are a fan of ours on Facebook then you’ll want to pop over there today.  If you’re not already a fan, what are you waiting for? 

I haven’t had any stamping time lately.  I’m sure you’re feeling the same way but I do hope to be back later this week with something for you. 

Thanks for faithfully stopping in!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all of my US friends have a wonderful day planned with family and friends.  I’m gearing up for a big weekend of writing out Christmas cards and packing orders due to our HUGE Black Friday special.

Here are the details:

FREE SHIPPING on US orders $25 or more ($75 or more for Canadian orders) PLUS…

  • For every $50 spent, you will receive a $10 gift certificate towards a future purchase.  That’s like an automatic 10% off coupon ON EVERYTHING – even new and sale items!  Orders do not combine however they are incremental, meaning, a single order of $50 earns you one $10 gift certificate and a single order of $100 earns a $20 reward certificate. You cannot however place one order for $20 and another for $30 and qualify for the gift certificate. Additionally at $45 order and $55 order does not qualify for you for a $20 reward.
  • Qualification amount does not include shipping total – it is merchandise total only.
  • Following the sale, on December 1, you will receive a one-time use $10 gift certificate for every $50 order you place during the qualification period. Minimum order amount for qualification is $50.
  • Gift Certificate purchases are not included in the sale.
  • Rewards certificates are valid for redemption beginning December 1, 2009.
  • Reward certificates are transferable.
  • Sales runs 12:01am (EST) Friday November 27 – 11:59pm (EST) Sunday November 29
  • You must enter the Coupon code from the banner ad at the time of ordering.  This is how we track our advertising.
  • Can not be redeemed for cash or combined with any other discounts/coupons.
  • Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this sale.

Happy crafting and happy shopping!  Thanks for stopping by!  SPREAD THE WORD!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving cards!

Thank you Merry!

Here is a picture of the cards I made for Thanksgiving. I used Tracy's Happy Harvest set, stamped in Palette Cognac and colored with Prismacolor pencils. I added a little Sand Spica to the flame tip. The left panel is a debossed Quickutz A2 Leaves folder. The greeting is stamped in Palette Orangerie and Landscape.

I needed them to be very simple so there's nothing fancy here! Have you realized how much I {heart} Nestabilities?

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Be sure to pop in at some point over the weekend. The Black Friday sale will run Friday through Sunday!

Thanks for stopping by (again) today!

I think I’ve lost my brain…

So today I was going to post the aforementioned Thanksgiving cards I was working on last week but in my panic to make and get them out before the actual day, I neglected to actually save one or photograph them! UGH! But, Merry is super wonderful and since she got hers yesterday said she'd take a picture and send it to me so I can share it with you. The rest should be arriving any day now. I'll post it soon - I promise!

I’ve been prepping the store for Black Friday, getting all my shipping supplies ready and doing some tidying. Be sure to check PCP and SCS for ads with the Black Friday code so you can save, save, save!

Hopefully I’ll be back with some crafty goodness later in the week for you but I wanted to pop in and apologize for not having posted my Thanksgiving cards.

Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Five Minute Friday: Congratulations (Divorce)


Happy Friday!  I’m so sorry I’ve been such a bad blogger this week.  I’m always pretty exhausted after a release plus I’ve been busy gearing up for Black Friday and all the upcoming holiday craziness.  You’re not going to want to miss the Black Friday special!

I *just* finished my Thanksgiving cards (I’ll post them soon) and I haven’t even really thought about my own Christmas cards.  For me, that’s late!  My normal tradition is to make them on Black Friday, write them out over the weekend and send them out the first week in December.  Without a design thus far, I’m not so sure that will happen this year!

Anyway, onto the card.  Today’s card is a little twisted.  A good friend of mine is going through a divorce and I thought she needed a little card to “celebrate” the occasion.  I thought it would be funny if it looked like a traditional wedding card but had a little twist, so I dumped the cake upside down.  HAHA.

It’s very CAS.  I used the Rings A2 embossing folder, some lavender silk ribbon and my oval Nesties.  The cake and white flowers are from The Card Company.  The greeting is stamped in Palette Iris and finished off with some purple gems.  Voila!

Have you been checking in with our guest designers this month?  Lynn and Sharon have had some great projects!  Be sure to stop by and leave a comment or two for them!

Have a great weekend!  I’ll try to do some extra stamping this weekend to make up for my absence this week!  Thanks for popping in today!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

DT Challenge: Sketch


Hello! Today is the day for the IHP DT Challenge! Today’s challenge was a sketch challenge, based off of this card.

I used Reindeer Games paper from the Eskimo Kisses line, front and back. I used my Snowflake Impressabilities for the white panel behind everything. The little reindeer from Lots of Merry is stamped in Palette Cognac and colored with Prismacolor pencils. The greeting from Holiday Sayings is stamped in Palette Moulin Rouge. The brads are from my seemingly never-ending pack of Bittersweet glazed brads. I’ve been using these for months! The final touch was a little piece of Pastel Blue Glimmer Ribbon.

Be sure to stop by the rest of the DT blogs to see their take on this challenge.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Release Day!

CGD003 Today is release day here at IHP for the newest Chicken Girl Design set, Birthday Wishes. 

Ready to see the whole set?  Huh?  Are you?  OK…you’ve been so patient this week so I guess I can show it to you.  :)

Isn’t it cute??  I love that the balloon can be “held” by the Ellie, the elephant or the bird or the bunny or the dog.  And, the dog’s back was designed specifically to be able to sit the cake on his back. 

There are a lot of options with this set.  And, for only $10!

So hop on over and get it!  Thanks for stopping in today!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Five Minute Friday: Let’s Party


Happy Friday!  I have another sample from Birthday Wishes today for Five Minute Friday.  I used the balloon and the little birdy from the set, stamped in Palette Charcoal.  I colored them in with Prisma pencils and then went over them with Stardust Stickles.  I finished it off with some orange glimmer ribbon and stamped the greeting in Palette Orangerie.  Voila!  That’s it!  Another quick and simple Five Minute Friday card!

Birthday Wishes will be available for sale on Monday so be sure to check back then.  And, our latest newsletter will also be sent out on Monday so if you’re not on the list, be sure to sign up on the homepage so you don’t miss anything!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping in!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Party Dog!


Tee hee!  Isn’t this little dog the cutest??  He’s from the newest Chicken Girl Design set, Birthday Wishes, which will be available on Monday exclusively at IHP! 

He was designed so that he is long enough to carry the cake from the set or the packages on his back.  Clever eh?  He’s stamped in Palette Cognac and colored with Prisma pencils. 

I used my Labels 8 to cut out a piece of Lime Rickey paper as the background behind the Rectangle Nesties focal image.  The packages are stamped in various Palette colors, cut out and popped up.  The little medallion is made with Circle Nesties.  I finished it off with a scrap of orange glimmer ribbon.

It’s ALMOST a Five Minute Friday card but the cutting of the packages took a little longer so it couldn’t count!  I’m strict I tell ‘ya!  *grin*

Thanks for popping in today.  Be sure to check the rest of the DT this week for their posts!


I’ll be back again soon! 

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Hop-py, hop-py birthday!


I’m back again with another sample from the upcoming Chicken Girl set, Birthday Wishes.  I adore this little bunny and the Hop-py Birthday greeting that goes with it.  The bunny is stamped in Palette Charcoal and the greeting is stamped in alternating Palette Lilac and Palette Belle Rose.

I used various scraps from the Make A Wish paper and layered the focal image over it.  My Rectangle Nesties make an appearance once again – of course!  I made a teeny tiny bow from a scrap of pink faux suede ribbon.

Thanks for stopping in today!  See you again tomorrow with another sample!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ellie Best Wishes


Hello!  Another sample from the new Birthday Wishes set, available on the 16th exclusively from IHP!

Isn’t Ellie (that’s what I’m calling her) adorable?  I stamped her in Palette Charcoal and colored her in with Prisma pencils.  I went over the balloon with Stardust Stickles.  I added some gems for a little extra bling.  The focal image was made with Large Square Scalloped Nesties.  The greeting, also from the set, is stamped in Palette Lilac.

Don’t forget to check in with the rest of the DT all this week:


Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday, November 9, 2009

CGD new set!


Hello!  Today begins sneak peeks for the newest Chicken Girl Design set, Birthday Wishes.  It is such a cute set.  I know you will love it!  It will be available for purchase on the 16th.  In the meantime, enjoy the sneak peek samples from the design team all this week!

My sample today uses CPS140 sketch.  Isn’t the bunny adorable?  I used some DP from the new My Mind’s Eye paper pack Love Me Do.  I used Palette Charcoal ink for the bunny and colored him with my Prismacolor pencils and I used Palette Reflection Blue for the greeting.  I popped the little balloon up and colored it with Yellow Stickles.

That’s it for today!  Please remember that you can still contribute to the memorial fund for little Henry by purchasing the digistamp from PCS.  Please continue to keep Sarah and her family in your thoughts.  The service was this weekend and I’m sure it is just the beginning of this difficult journey for them.

I’ll be back with more samples for Birthday Wishes this week.  In the meantime, check the rest of the DT:


Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great Monday!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Five Minute Friday: Dove Holiday Wishes

fmfdove Hello and happy Friday!  If you didn’t see my post yesterday about the fundraiser for Henry Anderson, the little boy of Sarah (from my inaugural design team) who passed away suddenly this week, please, please, please read my post.

I’m starting to think about holiday cards and to build up my stash.  For today’s card I used the dove from the Indian Summer Woolies and a scrap of Shawl lace paper.  I stamped my greeting in Palette Claret and finished the card off with a little white satin ribbon.

I am loving pink this year for my holiday cards.  I am being drawn to it, which is quite a change for me.  Usually I’m a blue/white holiday girl. I may step of out that box this year!

Do you like it?  Thanks for stopping by today and every day.  I’ve especially appreciated your comments of support for Sarah this week both here, on Facebook and on PCP.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fundraiser for little Henry


As I posted earlier this week, it has been a very sad one as former DT member Sarah Anderson’s 3 year old son Henry passed away. Little Henry was unable to overcome a virus that made him ill last week.

Lorie Ames has organized a way to donate for a memorial for Henry. Henry loved his local zoo and visited it almost every day in the summer. As a memorial, trees will be planted there in his honor. Melissa at Pink Cat Studio has created a digital stamp to help raise funds for a tree for Henry. All proceeds from the sale of the digi stamp, minus Paypal costs, will go towards the tree.

If you would like to donate towards the tree, please visit PCS to purchase the digi stamp that I used on my card today.

Another way to donate to the memorial is to print out this form and mail in your donation directly.  You can send in any amount using the form. The funds will be pooled.

Please be sure to write on the form that the donation is for Sarah Anderson’s son, Henry. Once all of the money is collected, a tree and location will be selected. If you have questions about the form please contact Lorie Ames.  Lorie will be in contact with Sarah along this memorial journey to ensure that her wishes are followed.

To contact Lorie, please visit her blog.

If you don’t know Sarah and would like to learn more about her, please visit her blog.

Thank you for your help to raise money for a tree for Henry and honor his little life.

Card details:
Digistamp & greeting from PCS, colored with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol
Mint glimmer ribbon, orange glimmer ribbon
Orange, Cotton Candy and Platinum Stickles
Rectangle Nesties
Smooth Sailing DP

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sleigh Ride Season’s Greetings

seasonsgreetingsHello! Today’s RED card uses Sleigh Ride, exclusively available here at IHP. If you know me at all, you know I’m not a big fan of red so when I make a red card, it is truly a momentous occasion.

I love the traditional look of the sleigh with the curly bottom. I cut out the holly topper and popped it up. I used the Large Circle Shake It pouch to make a snowy scene using White Flower Soft. Then I used my A2 snowflake folder to emboss the background. The little greeting is stamped in Palette L’Amour Red on a tag made from Oval Nesties.

The sleigh is colored with Gold Stickles and the holly is colored with Prismacolor pencils. The finishing touch was some little gems and a piece of red glimmer ribbon.

Not bad for a red card eh? *wink*

Monday, November 2, 2009

Rest in peace, little Henry


One of my inaugural design team members, Sarah is going through undoubtedly the most difficult time of her life.  Today her and her family suddenly said goodbye to their little 3 year old, Henry.  He was taken to the hospital on Friday with what they thought was a stomach virus.  Then he began having trouble breathing and it went downhill from there.  Earlier today, Henry passed away.  Three years old is entirely too short of time to be on this Earth and my heart just aches for her right now. 

If you’d like to send a card please contact me and I will give you her address.  Please keep Sarah and her family, including little 18 month old Jack, in your thoughts through this difficult time.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Guest Designers for November

Happy November (a day late)!! In case you missed the announcement at the end of our Birthday Bash last week, we've got two guest designers for November and I want to remind you to be sure to visit them this month.

Please stop by Sharon's blog and Lynn's blog all during the month of November to see the special projects they have to share with the goody boxes they won!

I'll be back with a crafty post on Tuesday! In the meantime be sure to check out the sale and new pages on the store. There are lots of things marked down and new things coming in this week!

Baby card and gift

elizababybookMy good friend (and DT member) Merry had her baby a few weeks ago and boy what a cutie he is! I wanted to make something special for his big sister so I put together this little photo album book for her and gave it to her with her own little Hello Kitty digital camera so she can take pictures (just like mom!) and then hopefully get enough good ones to fill her very own brag book.

That’s the hope at least. We’ll see if it works out that way. :)

So I used my Nesties, pastel brads, some venise white lace and this cute Nursery paper to make the book. I used my Nesties, the same paper, Chelsea Sentiments stamped in Palette Seascape, some 1/4” blue silk ribbon and Baby Blue Liquid Pearls for the card.

alexcard I almost forgot to share these with you. I was holding onto them until I visited Merry before I posted them!

Thanks for stopping by today!