Aug 30, 2012

It's Nicole's Birthday!

It's day four of our inspirational parade! 
(and it's thursday - which is like, practically Friday!) 

AND AND it's Nicole's birthday!! So, be sure to stay 
with us through the end of this post to find out how 
you can get in on the celebration! 



Side note: Our weekly challenge that started 
last week will be postponed this week due to 
the partnership with Petaloo/ Core and b/c of 
Nicole's birthday celebration - Come back 
next thursday for a NEW challenge, a NEW free 
digi, AND to see if you're the winner from last 
week! - Thanks for your patience! 


Ok, back to our - 'back to school' inspiration! 

Here is Stephanie's card and a little hello 
from her- 

I love embossing with the core'dinations cardstock it comes out awesome and for the school theme I used a number background embossing folder and then lightly sanded the cardstock.
For the stamp set I used It's A man's world and sweet alpha doodles.
For the Dp I used studio calico and then to finish off my card I used the gorgeous flower from petaloo and also added some timeless twine.

That's such a cute card Stephanie! LOVE~

And, then Kim is sharing with us today--- 

I love this card - and the cherry blossoms never looked 
so good!! A++


A big thanks to our designers today for showing 
off such awesome projects! 

Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hi! 


The stamp sets used today are... 

Ok, are you ready to enter to win some goodies - 

Here's how

Be sure to comment below (and comment 
along each day of this week!) AND
head over to the Core Blog and Petaloo's Blog!

Also, be sure you're following us on the blog and 
on any social media site that you frequent! (let us know 
in your comment that you do!) 

Winner will be drawn at random next Monday 
and announced here on the blog! 



Now - the big birthday bash can start!! 

Nicole is turing the ripe old age of 


today -- so we thought it might be fun to let 
you in on the celebration! 

We know that Nicole wishes that number was 
a little closer to 20 than to 30 


Today only - use coupon code HB28 for 
$8 off a $28 (or more) purchase. 

Yep, this is the first coupon code (and might be 
the last for a while) - that you can use on 
the new DIES!! 

These dies are so much fun - 
Here is a peek at a project Nicole's 
been working on using these! 

Phase 1

Phase 2 

Stay tuned for Phase 3 (hopefully, 
the completed piece!) :) 

Find the dies in the shop: HERE

Coupon Small print: Coupon code must be 
used today and can not be combined with 
any other offer - like free shipping. 

Head on over to the 
shop HERE - and be sure
to stop in on our facebook page
 to wish Nicole happy b-day! 

See you back here tomorrow for our last 
'back to school' inspirational day! 

Thursday Hugs! 
Happy Stamping! 

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  1. Wow! So much going on today! Happy birthday Nicole! Hope you have a fabulous day! Today is my Friday for work so I am a happy girl :) Love all of the projects today! Stephanie's great color scheme and lots of fun techniques. Ellen's grouping of flowers - love that idea! And then there is Kim's card - my favorite today I think - I must have those cherry blossoms! Unbelievably to me, I have not been a follower of either your blog or your FB and I thought I was following both! So as of today, I am definitely following both :)

  2. Happy birthday, Nicole! So many projects! Still loving those cherry blossoms. Love, love, love the coloring on that card!

    I follow the blog, on Twitter, and Facebook too!

  3. These are great! Love the embossed numbers and that bouquet of flowers is so pretty! Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite flowers. So beautiful!

  4. Happy Birthday Nicole! Great post everyone's projects are so inspiring!

  5. Happy birthday! Hope it is wonderful and fabulous! Live today's cards, so pretty, especially the cherry blossom one!

  6. "Happy birthday to Nicole! Have many more...
    The cards are so creative and lovely!
    I appreciate all of your creative ideas.
    Many thanks, Cindi

  7. I really love reading your blog, all the designers have such great ideas that really help me use all my stamps more!

  8. Happy Birthday Nicole!!!! What a wonderful way to celebrate. Loving what your doing on your blog and your stamps go so well with Petaloo.

  9. Happy birthday to you Nicole! This is my birthday month also. Loving all the great projects this week.

    Carla from Utah

  10. Happy Birthday to Nicole!
    Cute school and lovely cherry blossom card.
    I am a follower.

  11. First & most important...Happy Birthday Nicole!!! have done a BEAUTIFUL job of blending our Petaloo flowers with your beautiful stamps on these two cards! They are spectacular! Thank you!

  12. first, Happy Birthday Nicole! Enjoy it to the max! Loved the cards today, the cherry blossoms are so cute and the sentiment is fantastic. Very elegant and so perfect. the combination of Coredinations, Petaloo and SSS make such gorgeous cards and layouts. Thanks for the great inspiration.

  13. Happy Birthday, Nicole! 28 with a successful stamp company...I'm envious in a totally good way :)

  14. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !
    Love the cherry blossoms card. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win.

  15. Already like you on FB =)
    Hope you have a great bday!

  16. You are so young!!! Happy Birthday from an old woman of 50.

  17. Great cards! The first one is so cute, love how you stamped the tag with crayons and that layout with all of the details is perfect. The cherry blossoms are beautiful.

  18. It's been a great 'back 2 skool week'
    Happy birthday!

  19. Happy birthday ! Great projects ! Love the Cherry Blossoms . Your stamps are wonderful ! TFS.

  20. Nice cards, love the cherry blossoms they are beautiful.
    Christina P.

  21. Happy Birthday to you Nicole.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

  22. I love the cherry blossom card - beautiful

  23. Hope your birthday was amazing! The cards are beautiful especially the cherry blossom one.

  24. Happy Birthday Nicole. Great cards! And I follow this blog and FB!

  25. Happy birthday great cards love the hexagon files

    1. Should be dies not files, silly auto correct

  26. Love how you used the Cherry Blossom set!

  27. I love new releases and I love blog hops! Thanks for the chance to win.