Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ribbon Carousel and Sparkle Creations Blog Hop and Watermelon Rin Card


Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps is thrilled to be teaming up with the amazing Cremates from Ribbon Carousel to bring you a fun blog hop filled with inspirations!

 
I love fun and bright colors for summer.  Plus I love watermelon and just think that Rin is darling.  Can you tell I've been in a turquoise phase lately?!?




There are prizes up for grabs if you hop along with us. Just leave some blog love for our participating designers for a chance to win one of the two prizes! The Ribbon Carousel will be giving away a $15 girt certificate to the Ribbon Carousel Store and Sparkle Creations will be giving away Traveling Josh and Suitcase Ruby! The winner of Traveling Josh and Suitcase Ruby will be announced on the Ribbon Carousel Blog and the winner of the carousel prize will be announced right here on our blog!

Have fun hopping and good luck!


Friday, July 13, 2012

SCRS 2 Year Anniversary Blog Hop and Festive Rin Card

Welcome to the SCRS 2nd Year Anniversary Blog Hop!!  Not only are we here to celebrate 2 years of SCRS, but we are also officially releasing 4 new SCRS images this month -- Birthday Cake Emily, Festive Rin, Party Time Oliver, and Your Highness Lucy. They are ALL available to buy in the SCRS store NOW along with all your SCRS favorites!

I would also like to thank my wonderful team, past and present for all the hard work they've done.  And thank you to all the fans and customers for all the love and support!  I wouldn't of made it here without you all!


I secretly love orange, and  I was so happy to get more of this paper pack.  It was always one of my favs, as I love blue and orange together.  I suppose my Denver days influenced that a wee bit. :) 


We have assembled an all-star lineup consisting of our current Design Team, DT Alumni and Guest Designers. If you happened here by chance, you are in the right place as the hop starts right here on the SCRS blog!

What's a hop without prizes? We've hidden TEN single stamp prizes along the way and one lucky winner will win the ENTIRE July release! All you need to do is leave some love at every stop along the hop. You have until 11:59 PM EST on Sunday July 15th to leave comments for a chance to win! Winners will be announced here on the SCRS blog on Monday. Good luck to all and Happy Hopping!


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thanks for celebrating with me!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

SCRS July 2012 Previews - Party Time Oliver

Hi everyone and welcome to the third day of our July previews! Today we are excited to show you Party Time Oliver who comes with 2 cute sentiments. All new stamps will be available to buy on Saturday July 14th, 2012.


It was my little brother's birthday a couple weeks ago.  Obviously, you can see that he turned 5!!  He's so excited to start Kindergarten and ride the school bus with Emily.  I'll see him in a couple of week's at my future SIL's shower and I can't wait!!


Be sure to visit our fabulous SCRS designers for more peeks of Party Time Oliver. Sparkle will be giving away a Party Time Oliver rubber stamp to one lucky person! For a chance to WIN, you need to visit and comment on all of the designers' Party Time Oliver blog posts (listed below) and leave a comment here on the SCRS blog post. You have until midnight EST tonight to comment.


Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps is holding a fantastic 2nd Year Anniversary SALE from July 14th through July 31st 2012 @ midnight EST! Simply enter the code 2YEARSALE when checking out for a huge 25% off your entire order!

 I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!  Who's watching BB this summer?!?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

SCRS July 2012 Previews - Your Highness Lucy

Hi everyone and welcome to the second day of our July previews! Today we are excited to show you Your Highness Lucy who comes with 3 darling sentiments. All new stamps will be available to buy on Saturday July 14th, 2012.


Brent's favorite character is Lucy and our anniversary was last week.  Of course I had to use her!!  And Shaela was so sweet to send me this paper pack that's in SCRS colors.  I had such a hard time picking out what paper to use and this just worked out perfect!!  Brent even got me a green and sparkly card, lol.


Be sure to visit our fabulous SCRS designers for more peeks of Your Highness Lucy. Sparkle will be giving away a Your Highness Lucy rubber stamp to one lucky person! For a chance to WIN, you need to visit and comment on all of the designers' Your Highness Lucy blog posts (listed below) and leave a comment here on the SCRS blog post. You have until midnight EST tonight to comment.


I hope you all have a great day! We'll be back tomorrow with another preview!

 

Monday, July 9, 2012

SCRS Challenge #83 - Throwback Challenge and Turntable Josh Card

Welcome to Week 2 of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps Challenge #83! We appreciate you taking the time to join our challenge and look forward to seeing your creations each week. You have until Sunday, 7/15/12 @ 9 PM PST to play along with the current challenge which is a Throwback challenge! So we would like to see a new card or creation made with one of the stamps released within our first year.


Our challenge is open to all players. Each challenge a random winner will be chosen, and the winner of each challenge will receive a fantastic SCRS rubber stamp! In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation. Most importantly, have fun! We can't wait to see your creations!


Typically, I'm not really good at making guy cards.  And this turned out really different than how I imagined it, but I like how it came together.  The new release is here and toppled over my kitchen table!!  I will be rushing to package up everything this week!


To play along in our challenge, upload a photo of your project and provide a direct link in the linky widget at the bottom of the SCRS post. If you use an online gallery (e.g. Splitcoast), please also use the keywords SCRSC83 and SparkleCreations (no spaces). If you have a Facebook account and are a fan of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, you can also upload there. Deadline for challenge #83 is Sunday, July 15th @ 9 PM PST.

I hope you all have a great Tuesday!




Wednesday, July 4, 2012

SCRS Challenge #82 - Beach Challenge, Beach Chloe Card, and Goal Updates

Okay, I'm WAY late on this...but honestly, glad that I even got it done.  Ever since my co-worker left 2 weeks ago, I've been buried in work for my day job.  We started out as being short one and we've been working on getting new people into my department.  With my co-worker's unexpected departure, we're now short two and only me and my boss to make up for that, lol. 

I'm trying to be positive about it, but I can't lie...I've been pretty bummed lately.  It means less time I have to devote to my own company and my team.  I know it's selfish, but I'm still upset about it.  There's also been other things going on and my plans for CHA next Winter have changed a bit.


But all the Trainers will be in town next week and having a fun time with my Team will bring some much needed spirit for me.  And don't get me wrong, I truly do love my day job...and I've learned that my life will never slow down, lol, but I keep hoping for a bit of calmness.


It's past the first, but I still want to check in with my goals.  I've decided to change up some things, since the goals I set for work are now not really obtainable with the current situation.


For July, I will be thinking of some new goals that I can work on for work.  I'll need some time to really think about this, so I will update you all once I figure it all out.

Sparkle Creations
  • Get new wholesale accounts
  • Sales goal for each month - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • More efficient in costs
  • Teach card classes
I'm waiting for new stuff to come out at CHA and I'm hoping to start card kits soon.  I really do want to try teaching a card class soon, but I'll have to see what I can do with dividing up my time. 

Personal
  • Take Yoga classes
  • More efficient in costs - January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • Project Life
  • Utilize my iPhone
  • Visit my mom's grave
I haven't done anything in this category!  I even went over my budget for my couponing this month, lol.  For the future, I need to remember that June is a big stock pile month!  I blew my budget at Bath and Body Works.  I use their Wallflowers for my air fresheners and the refills were on sale for $5, the cheapest they ever are.  I also got a 20% off coupon on Facebook, so I got a really great deal!  Overall for $50, I got 3 bath gels, 1 bottle of lotion, 2 liquid soaps, and 6 packs of air fresheners.  This will last me until Black Friday.   

Disclaimer: I know it's not frugal to shop at B&BW!  With coupons, you can get air fresheners and bar soap for much cheaper at grocery and drug stores.  But if you are going to shop there, there's only 3 times of the year when you should shop there...the 2 semi-annual sales (January and June) and Black Friday.

For the month of June, I spent $218.10.  I went over budget $68.10, but I saved $567.24 with store sales and coupons!  That gives me about 72.3% in savings overall.  Not too shabby!

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!