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blog candy

Thanks to everyone who stopped along the OWH blog hop yesterday! I appreciate all of your comments and hope that you come back to see what I’m up to from time to time.


Now on to the fun part!

Using RANDOM.ORG, the lucky winner is Seongsook!!! Super congrats to you! Please send me your mailing address and I’ll send out the embossing powder to you this week!

Have a fantastic week everyone!


What a great service this organization does for our Heroes! I’ve long been involved with sending cards to soldiers and I’m glad to provide cards to OWH. They’re so organized, helpful and connected! I love the shout-outs and videos they share every week. Thanks for doing such a GREAT job OWH team!

Here is the OWH main site address: Operation Write Home

And to the blog address where the HOP starts: Operation Write Home Blog

Here’s my AnyHero Card (#10 business envelope size). Since I’m not using the recommended size for the OWH cards (which are A-2, 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ folded), I’m including an envelope too.

AnyHero Card

Everything BasicGrey!

Here’s a bevy of Valentine’s Day cards that is sure to grow today as I make more cards!

OWH Cards

Lots of BasicGrey!
Embossing Powder

Remember that the OWH recommended size is A-2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ folded), but if you use other sizes for cards, please include the envelopes.

You’ll DEFINITELY want to visit Rebecca’s beautiful blog next:

Bella Carta

to see her creations. We’re supporting our Heroes from Florida!!

OHHHHH, BLOG CANDY!!!! I’m over run with embossing powder! Who wants to get a cool stash of it??? I’ve got some brand new jars and some slightly used jars ALL in a great collection for a lucky blog reader. (UPDATE: OMG, I have over 30 jars in this collection!!!!) Leave a comment with your favorite thing about embossing powder and your name will go into the drawing!

Thanks for visiting today and don’t forget our Heroes!

Ok, I know that I’m a little early, but there were so many great comments and support for the mini hop that I’ll send 2 cards out! There are a little different from the actual one shown in the post below, still super cute though.

Without further ado…









Angela and Gail!

Send me your snail mail addresses and I’ll get those cards off to you!

Thanks for all the awesome comments and support for our Heroes!

At Starving Artistamps!

Do you want to win some NEW STAMPS?

We have new stamps to show you today and we need some help spreading the word around town about these new cutie pies. So we’re going to make a deal with you.

We are going to give away not one, not two, not three, but FOUR. Yes, FOUR!!! BRAND NEW SETS of stamps to one lucky randomly drawn winner for helping get the word out about our new stamps. And since we are leaving for a big road trip on Wednesday for stamp shows (Novi, MI and Cincinnati, OH.. see the website for details). We are drawing the winner this TUESDAY night so you only have today and tomorrow to enter! So this is what you need to do in order to win FOUR brand new hot off the presses stamp sets (with a street value of about $65 big ones…)

First, and this is REALLY IMPORTANT… you need to SPREAD THE WORD about our candy. How can you do that?
-Post a comment on your blog
-Post a message on a message board
-Send an email to your STAMP or SCRAPBOOK related friends, family or groups.

Did you know we really do check that you have spread the word? So you’re going to need to prove it. How can you do that?
-When you post your candy comment on the Starving Artistamps Gallery thread be sure to put a link to the direct post on your blog. Dont have a blog? What are you waiting for? It’s all the rage and free to set up. All the cool kids are doing it.

Dont want a blog?
-How about you copy us the email you sent to your friends:
-Email the link to the message board you posted on:
-or have your friends tell us that you sent them our way when they post their own comment.

Did you know that in the past we have had to redraw our winner several times before we could find someone who really did spread the word. (Hey, you’re about to win a HUGE brand new COLLECTION of FREE rubber! It’s worth the extra effort!)

-No purchase necessary
-spread the word and tell us how you did it by posting a comment on the Starving Artistamps Gallery Blog thread from now until July 27th, 2009 (midnight PST)
-We will announce the winner on or before July 28th, 2009 (midnight PST)
-One entry per person.
-Please provide in your comment some way of contacting you if you are the winner.

So without further interruption… may we present… DoodleFactory “INTO THE WOODS”


There are cards in our gallery to see!

Good luck!



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