Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Festive Friday and Purple Onion Designs Giveaway!

Greetings! I hope everyone is having a good week. It's cloudy, cool  and rainy here today, which I actually love, especially this time of year. We have a fire going and there's a pumpkin pie Scentsy melt filling the air with wonderful smells! Oooh I do love it!

Do you ever have stamps that are so pretty that you're afraid to use them? Well I do this sometimes. I don't really know why I won't get them out of the package and use them. I don't know if it's because I'm afraid I won't be able to make something as lovely as I think I should with them, or if I just want to save them because they're so pretty?? Anyway, this set was one of those, but when I saw the challenge at Festive Friday, I forced myself to open this package! haha! This lovely set is from WPlus9 and it has so many wonderful little things to stamp, stamp again and die cut. I cut out tons of stuff and just played around with all the pieces until I was happy. 

I'm so glad that I forced myself to open these up!!

This is going to the Festive Friday Challenge which was to use a wreath on your card.

Stamps: Woodland Wreaths and Pretty Patches Tree by WPlus9
Ink: Stampin' Up!
Paper: GinaK and Stampin' Up!
Dies: WPlus9 and Lil' Inkers

On another exciting note! Purple Onion Designs is having a giveaway of their new Holiday Collection by Stacey Yacula!! Here are the details!!

Stacey Yacula's 2013 winter stamp collection will be released this Friday, November 1st!  The new collection is called Winter Wishes! and it is as adorable as ever!
The stamps will be on the website for you to order on Friday 11/1.  There will be lots of samples coming your way from all the design team members.  They will be shared here and on their personal blogs. 

In anticipation of this A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E collection we have decided to do a giveaway!  Actually 2 giveaways!!  Read on my friends...
Stamp release

There will be a giveaway of the entire Winter Wishes! stamp collection by myself and Stacey.  The collection contains 26 individual super cute unmounted stamps!  I will hold a giveaway on my blog and Stacey is holding one on her blog here.  Make sure you pop over there for another chance to win this collection.
Here is how you could win:
1.  Follow Purple Onion Designs on Twitter (there is a link in the upper left hand column).  The Twitter account is @PurpleOnionRS.
2.  Tweet about the giveaway or Purple Onion Designs in general.  Make sure you include @PurpleOnionRS in the tweet so I can see it. 
3.  Leave a comment on today's blog post telling me how you found out about the giveaway and share what project(s) you have planned to create for the upcoming holiday season.
4.  Subscribe to this blog (there is a sign up in the left hand column).
5.  Sign up for the Purple Onion Designs Newsletter (sign up along the left hand column).
Now you don't have to do all of these to win.  The winner will be randomly chosen but your odds are greater by doing as many of these as possible.  I am sure I will be feeling generous and will do some smaller prizes for a winner in each category.
The giveaway runs from now till midnight est on Thursday, October 31st.  I will announce the winner(s) on my blog Friday morning.  Good luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a wonderful day!


Kay :)


  1. Gorgeous classic wreath with your partridge and your pear! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

  2. Kay, this is beautiful! That wreath is amazing!

  3. Kay your wreath is gorgeous! Love that kind of weather and we having almost the same . Not cold enough for a fire.

  4. Your card is goegeous. I also bought that set but haven't received it yet. I'm sure I will come back to case your card.

  5. This is so pretty and festive Kay - looks like there are endless possibilities with that stamp set. I totally get you about opening stamp sets...sometimes my new stamps sit there for weeks unopened lol!

  6. Firstly, I have to say that I am so GLAD you finally opened this stamp and die set to play! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Kay! I love the pretty colors and how you arranged all of the elements, and the white stitched panel on the red base is the icing on the cake...it's just perfect!

    I found out about the giveaway here and on Therese Calvird's blog. I don't have a Twitter account, but I will do everything else you suggested :-) So far, I'm creating cards for the Caring Hearts Card Drive, but I'll be taking Jen McGuire's online card class, so I'm sure I'll be working on other fun projects, too! Thanks so much for a chance to win...my apologies for my super long post!


  7. An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.silks saree

  8. Sounds like you had a lovely day yesterday, Kay! Nice and cozy. I have also neglected to open and use stamps myself, more because I had a block as to how to use them at all to get something decent, let alone, pretty. LOL I'm sure glad you broke out this stamp set for the end result is absolutely beautiful. Wow!

  9. Love your wreath...it's making me sing the "Twelve Days of Christmas"! :0) So glad you broke it out of the package to stamp with...it really is beautiful! :0)

  10. I am glad you opend them up! :) Because i love what you did with these stamps...what a beautiful wreath,Kay!!! Pretty colors! I really love the stitched layer!!

  11. Kay this is gorgeous and yes I do the same. For me I don't want to muck the perfect stamp up with ink. I think i have some issues. LOL You made this stamp set shine my friend!

  12. Incredible! So glad you broke it open!!! LOVE!

  13. Beautiful! Love your arrangement of the elements. The partridge is adorable!

  14. Kay, I love that we inspired you to crack open some new stamps! I know what you mean about sets that you feel you just can't do justice with! But you did - this is beautiful, and I think you used the stamps wonderfully! Thanks for playing with us again at Festive Friday!

  15. I have that too..i seems like scared to make anything with it then...seen so many gorgeous cards made by the DT team..that I feel I can't make anything as beautiful as they made..which is stupid since I wanted the stamp set because of their inspiration..
    Gorgeous card...a good thing you played with it..I received this set only yesterday so still need to play with it...hope my card looks as good as yours...

  16. So Gorgeous. Your cards would make everyone want to rush out and purchase the exact stamps you have used. :-) and then be too scared to use them because it wouldn't look as good as your card!

  17. So lovely, Kay!!! Love the sweet spray of die cuts you've arranged on the pretty wreath! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday with this!!!


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