Nov 15, 2007
I woke up this morning and checked the hit counter to find it has reached 1 million! So you know what that means!? PARTY TIME! Today is Day 1 of the 7-day celebration I have planned! First and foremost I need to thank all of the companies who are sponsoring my celebration with their generous prize donations! I just can’t say thank you enough for helping me throw my party!! And thank you to all of you who visit my blog! I really enjoy sharing with all of you. I have met so many wonderful, lifelong friends through this adventure! So thank you to all of you who visit Taylored Expressions, leave comments, send me emails, and offer your friendship! (((GROUP HUG))) Today is especially exciting for another reason! The PaperTreyInk new releases are available today… or at midnight last night for those who stayed up late! Before announcing the first 1 Million Week Giveaway I wanted to share a few of my PaperTrey projects. I created a monogrammed notecard set using the new Trajan Monogram Edition, Spiral Bouquet, and Borders & Corners Monogram Edition. I started by creating a one sheet wonder with the Spiral Bouquet set in Pink Passion and Basic Black ink. I was able to make six cards, a belly band for the card box, and a matching gift card tin out of one sheet of Whisper White paper. I used the Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle dies along with Making Memories silver brads and May Arts ribbon from StarLitStudio. I also stamped coordinating envelopes with a monogram on the back flap and Spiral Bouquet flowers on the front. The gift card holder is one of the large hinged tins from PaperTrey. I covered it with ribbon and patterned paper from my one sheet wonder. I used Nichole’s instructions from this post to create an insert that lifts the gift card off the bottom of the tin. I was planning to get a pretty pink gift card from Victoria’s Secret for the inside, but I just ran out of time and this gift card was all I could find in my purse. The other two cards I created use Spiral Bouquet paired with the Basic Grey Infuse paper. Because the PaperTrey sets are clear is makes sets like these a breeze to use. Your cards look like you spent hours lining up the images when in reality it only took seconds! I love that! I also created the Christmas photo card that Jon and I will be sending this year using the Trajan Monogram Edition, but you’ll have to check out the InkPad Gallery for that one! The only bad part is that I lost the “T” stamp due to the tornado that blew through my stamp room! That’s one of the essential letters considering my first initial. I’m sure it will turn up though! Thanks for keeping up with my ramblings today, and without further ado… the first 1 Million Week Giveaway! I decided to stay with the PaperTreyInk theme. Nichole, Julie, and Jane have been so generous to donate not one, but TWO PaperTrey stamp sets! The winner of this giveaway will receive Beautiful Blooms and Piece of Cake!!! How exciting is that!? So, here are the rules… just leave a comment (make sure you remember to leave your name!) and answer me this: What is your favorite PaperTrey stamp set? I will use the random number generator to determine a winner tomorrow morning. The winner will be announced when I post the next 1 Million Week Giveaway!