Monday, December 1, 2008

It's time to CELEBRATE!

First, a little Thanksgiving bird for everyone celebrating Thanksgiving here in the states and those serving and/or living abroad. For this card, since the focal image is stamped on patterned paper, I decided to use white cardstock the for the scalloped layer. I painted the scallops and the outer 1/4" of the oval with Angel Wings Shimmerz. (No need to cover the whole oval since only the little scallops are showing.) That sparkly layer REALLY pops!


Supplies:
Stamp: Bird (Unity)
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Smooth (Neenah); Euphoria PP (BasicGrey)
Paint/Ink: Angel Wings Shimmerz (Shimmering Products); Lilac Posies Memento Dye Ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Petite Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders)

And on to the big news: We're also celebrating Grand Opening of our online shopping cart and the shoptacular Black Friday weekend! Of course, we're celebrating with a sale and a great prize. The sale prices will be valid from now until early Monday evening. We're expecting a lot of orders and they will be filled in the order received. Don't forget when ordering that Shimmerz make great gifts for Secret Sisters/Santas and your favorite crafting friends.

Parties are much better with a crowd, and we need you to help us spread the word. Here's how to win: Let your friends know about our sale... don't worry there's plenty of Shimmerz to go around! Link to this post on your blog and then leave us a comment on this post with a link to your blog post in it. If you don't have a blog, don't worry. Just e-mail news of our grand opening and sale to all your crafting buddies and let us know you did that in your comment.

There will be a drawing for five jars (winner's choice!) of Shimmerz/Blingz. Pretty sweet blog candy! Comments will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on Monday, December 1st. Then check back on Tuesday morning to see if you won!

Happiest of holidays to everyone and Happy Shopping!

64 comments:

Cheri Howard said...

Woohoo - I'm the first one! I blogged about your grand opening on The Paper Freak.

christina d said...

I haven't been able to get shimmerz in my area. Boy am I glad to be able to order them!! I don't have a blog but I let alot of my yahoo groups know about the site!

Gail S. said...

Thanks for a chance to win! I love the way your product makes the images "pop"!! I don't have a blog ;-( but I will let other fellow scrappers/cardmakers know of your sale!! Gail S.

Tracey said...

What a pretty card!!

mclesliemom said...

Hi, I can't wait to order this. I don't have a blog but will tell friends about it. Thanks

Scrappergal in Idaho said...

I put a link to your shimmerz sale on my facebook page. You can check it by going to Dianna Longoria's page http://www.facebook.com/home.php

Thanks for your very cool blog and opportunity to win cool paints.

msfreida said...

One of the many things I am "thankful" for today is shimmerz!!! What pizazz they add to my life! Thank you for the chance to enjoy them even more.

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! The shimmerz really bring a special focus to the image.

Susan said...

I will definitely be ordering next week! I linked to you on my blog :)
Lil' Bit of Ink
Blessings and Light,
Susan

Julie.G said...

I have not seen Shimmerz in my area and will definately be checking out the sale online. Can't wait to try them. I posted your Grand Opening on my blog..
http://creationsbyjulie.blogspot.com/2008/11/shimmerz-blog.html

Jessica said...

Pick me, pick me!

Here's the post on my blog: http://quick2blush.blogspot.com/2008/11/shimmerz-paints-blog-candy.html

emilymomto3boys said...

oooh so pretty! I just got my first shimmerz and they are lovely and sparkly!

Tammy H. said...

So cool! Enabling us! I am going to check out the cool colors now!
Thanks for sharing the idea of only covering the layer's scalloped edges!
Good luck with the online shopping!
Tammy

Bobbie said...

I love the Shimmerz paints that I have but wouls love to win some more. I do not have a blog but I told all the gals from a card group I belong to abiut them and your big sale.
Angel Hugs....Bobbie

Elaine M said...

Every crafter on my email list now knows about your grand opening. I'm so excited about the shimmerz - can hardly wait to see who gets to bring the little darlings home.
Thx for the opportunity

Valarie said...

I do love shimmerz...put your site on my blog http://valspaperobsession.blogspot.com/

Laurie said...

I've been seeing Shimmerz everywhere and can't wait to try it! You can never have too much sparkle on a card and this just looks like the perfect product to add that bling in a classy way. Thanks for the chance to win.

Sheryl - Skylar's Noni :} said...

Hi, I just found the Shimmerz and I am in awe! WOW, they are so pretty! Can't wait to order some. I love the work that I have seen and just like the others have said, it really makes things "pop". I have alerted my local LSS and hopefully she will get them and put them in her store!! Wouldn't that be nice to just be able to go right up the road and have them available at my fingertips! Either way, now with the online store, I will get them! lol. And I don't have a blog either, but I visit alot of blogs and will make mention when I'm there. Thank you for the opportunity to win something so nice!

Sandra said...

count me in - Free Shimmerz - how exciting!
Thanks for the fun.
Sandra

Chris said...

Yippee! I've just recently discovered how pretty they look - can't wait to try them as well!

I posted you on my blog (sidebar - a special location!) so my TAC customers can discover you as well!

http://allamericanstampers.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Scull said...

Just Coffee Please...

Just added a post this morning! what a great sale and of course many of my blog followers are always asking me where I get my shimmerz. they will be thrilled that they can order straight from you now! good luck on the new venture! :)

Maia said...

Shimmerz is an awesome product. It makes our works of heart truly a work of art and takes it to the next level.

BTW, I have posted about your blog on our scrapbooking message board.

Alanna said...

I just saw these shimmerz. What a great product. I've linked the big sale on my blog.

http://damoses.blogspot.com/2008/11/shimmerz.html

Thanks for the chance to win.

Chelle said...

Wheee! THanks for the chance to win!

(my blog )

paradise45 said...

I dont' have a blog, but have told all my friends about your grand opening. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Susan H.
tomsue@charter.net

Joli said...

I just placed my first order! I am anxious to give Shimmerz a try! I don't blog, but will share this with my other scrappy friends.

My husband and I used to be stationed in Mountain Home. Enoy your nephew while he is close!

Kathy said...

I haven't gotten a chance to get the paints but hopefully soon. Great online store. Here is my blog post.

http://ascrappykathyday.blogspot.com

Wishing you great success!

Chris said...

Wow those shimmerz sound so nice but I don't have any yet.No blog but I let me stamping friends know about the news!!!

aw82797 said...

I don't have a blog but I did post it for my friends to see here.
http://www.lets-yada-yada-yada.com/scrapbooking/159713-big-sale-shimmerz-paints.html#post1506287
I also emailed my crafty friends with the link. I can't wait to try this product.

Lablady2007 said...

My face is just a shimmerz with delight over the chance to win an awesome product, and yes I have spread the word. Ty for sharing.
lablady2007@juno.com

Keri said...

That is so cool, with the shimmerz just on the scallops. I let my yahoo group know about your site.

Keri Parish
firecow1@sbcglobal.net

Dawn said...

http://dawnsrubberroom.blogspot.com/2008/11/its-that-time-of-year.html

I have mentioned your product and your sale in this blog post of mine! Check it out! Thanks for the chance to win. I tried this for the first time and I LOVE IT! thanks again
Dawn Knight

Donna said...

I did em my friends, as I don't blog. Your cards are beautiful and eye-catching, & it was enough to convince me that I needed them! Thank you for the offer! Donna

Maia said...

Sure !!! I blogged about it on My Blog

C Stephens said...

Beautiful paints. I am waiting for some I have won from another site but I will definitely be coming back to you for more. I have linked you to my blog (I think). You can check out the plug at http://www.craftynotions.blogspot.com/. I will be adding a bit of the shimmerz bling to my holiday cards!

Megs :) said...

So glad to see you'll be offering Shimmerz online!! I'm off to place an order & will post a little link to my blog later this weekend with the big news :) ! Can't wait to Shimmerize my cards & projects!!!

Bunny B said...

This sounds lovely! I'd love to win!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

Sorry, forgot to leave my blog link: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2008/11/more-blog-candy.html

bunnybx at gmail . com

Quinceyface said...

I am thrilled to have found his blog. I don't have any Shimmerz yet but hope to get some soon. The flower with the Spiced Cider bling shimmerz is beautiful

Jackie said...

Thank you so much for the chance to
win. Beautiful colors!
Jackie
jackiecole@myctmh.com

Katarina said...

I would love to win some of these. I've never tried them and I looove glitter. Here's my post:

kamadesign

nancy morgan said...

Sweeeeeet! I just placed my first order this morning and posted a link on my blog to your Celebration post!! Thanks for the sale & for the chance at the shimmery candy :) !!! -nancy

Lastel said...

I odered some shimmerz the minute I got the email about the website !
I have posted about the sale and the candy in a post on my sidebar under the heading The Candy Dish !

www.stampinsteluniquecreations.blogspot.com

Susan Lepore said...

So glad that you're offering another place to get Shimmerz and Blingz....I never want to run out of any colors! I have a link to your blog on my blog (http://susanlepore.blogspot.com), look under "Scrapbooking Fun" on the sidebar.

Elaine said...

Love the pink shimmered edge! I've been looking at Shimmerz and wanting to try them! :)

cathygalloway89 said...

I love shimmerz and have let my friends know about your sale. Beautiful card!

Lori Mueller said...

Oh, I'd love to try out this product. I don't have a blog, but will be passing the word about your store to all my stamping friends. Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa's Scrap Shack said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Shimmerz sounds awesome. I don't have a blog but I will post about your grand opening on my 2 yahoo groups.

Annelies said...

Looks great to work with! Here's my link . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

Sena said...

I wanna win!!! Sounds awesome! :)) I've linked

sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Woo hoo, that is SOOOO cool! I love Shimmerz - genius! I talked about it on my blog -

http://glitterinmyhair.blogspot.com/2008/11/limelight-sketch-challenge.html

Dayna said...

I have never seen this before and now I so want to try it out. Oh I hope I can win some. Other wise I will just have to order it

cjknick said...

Although I placed an order with your NEW shopping cart this weekend, I would love to add 5 more little jars to the collection :) I'll link the shimmerz blog to my facebook account since I haven't updated my blog in like forever and the Facebook account would get more hits!

Cindy
seekr8pal101@yahoo.com

Kat said...

Oooh! Crossing my fingers that I'm the lucky winner. It would be true serendipity. I just discovered Shimmerz and love them! I surfed over here to get the URL to link in my blog, and discovered the contest. Thank you for the contest, and a great product!

Kat said...

Uh oh, forgot to leave my blog address: www.stampwithkat.com.

faith said...

Can't wait to try these!!!

Shannah said...

Wow - I saw Shimmerz on a friends card and decided I LOVE it!!
I've spread the word on the SCS Chat Thread I hand out on...
https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12225514#post12225514

JenMarie said...

Ooo...awesome giveaway! I'm pretty new to Shimmerz and LOVE 'em!
I'll put this in my blog candy info on my blog! :)

stuffie said...

Oh My, these ARE lovely!!!!
www.stuffiesstuff.blogspot.com....

Kathy H said...

I'd love to try this product out...TFS....Kathy Hering...

Angie said...

Wahoo! Thanks for the chance to win! I mentioned it on my blog also.
http://gemstonecreations.blogspot.com/

Etha said...

I'm not too late :) Who would not want to win this loot! I'm blasting about it here . Now just to pray to the random number's god ;)

blueviolet said...

I blogged here
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

Shelley ~ Photocropper said...

Beautiful card! Love Shimmerz ~ what a great product!!

Jodi said...

How exciting! I have never used Shimmerz before, but they look like fun!