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Monday, September 27, 2010

Webster's Pages is Featuring Me

Hi all, I hope you are having a nice day so far. It is 115 degrees today and I am trying to stay cool! Where is fall? Please come this week!

While I was cooling off, I saw that Webster's Pages listed me as a "Featured Member!" I am on the main page with a few other members and also in the forum. How exciting! I love this company and feel honored to be featured among such talented people.

Check me out! (Look for my cute picture on the lower left side and in the center under Forum Discussions)

Webster's Pages

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Donated Cards

This Saturday here in Los Angeles, a local newspaper is hosting their annual First Ladies High Tea event.  I went a few times and I had a fantastic time.  So I wanted to donate a few of my cards to this affair.  I sent four cards and here are two of the four.

These cards make people so happy and I hope the ladies get a big smile on their faces when they see these beauties.

Bazzill cardstock, SEI paper, Prima flower, Recollections rhinestone swirls and Three Birds word "laugh" 

Bazzill cardstock, Recollections blue butterfly, blue satin ribbon from Michaels and Webster's Pages blue bloomers

Purple Reign Cards

A few days ago, I started using some of my new Webster's Pages to create these cards.  This paper is from their new Hollywood Vogue collection.  The patterns feel like the roaring 20's movie times.  Love their stuff.

Some of you may want to know where I got the gold saying from.  Well a friend gave them to me and I don't know who created them but they are so nice!

Feel free to leave any comments about these purple reign cards.

My Mind's Eye paper, Webster's Pages paper, Prima flower and pearl swirls

Bazzill cardstock, Webster's Pages paper, Prima fancy flower, and Martha Stewart punch

Bazzill cardstock, Webster's Pages paper, bloomers and sparkles

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Is Here Cards

Well, the fall is here and my color palate is changing. I am feeling warm and soft colors. Here are some cards I recently made. To see the rest go to "My Cards" on the side bar and it will take you to Two Peas. Enjoy!

Anna Griffin paper, Martha Stewart lace punch, My Mind's Eye brown ribbon and Prima flower.

Prima paper, Prima flowers, White blossom blue sticker and Martha Stewart punch with ink edge

Prima paper, pearls and tulle

Sunday, September 12, 2010

First Card Winner Announced

I am so happy to announce the winner of my very first card giveaway. Thanks to all of you that left comments! I enjoyed reading them. You all are the best! I hope to do this kind of giveaway again, maybe soon! So stay tuned!!!

Random Integer Generator selected

Timestamp: 2010-09-12 06:34:06 UTC

And the winner is.....


Becky said...

"Can I just say WOW!? I must know what edge punch you use, I really like it! I started making cards a few months ago. After looking at your cards, I think I'll just go curl up in a fetal position."

Becky, so happy for you! I know you will love this card. Oh, by the way, the punch I used is Martha Stewart. So fun to use!

Also, Becky, please email me your mailing address and I will mail this card out to you. ksimonew@aol.com. Tell me you are the card winner in your message. OK? Thanks!

Well, I hope you all have a beautiful day and hope to see you again here at, Inspired Me!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

First Blog Giveaway

In celebration of the start of this blog, I wanted to have a card giveaway. This summer, I entered and won several giveaways and that was so much fun. So I wanted to share this excitement with you all.

I made this beautiful butterfly card a few weeks ago. This will be the prize!

I used Webster's Pages aqua blue Bloomers, Recollections butterfly, and Prima patterned paper and plastic packaging. I enjoyed using the packaging with the great words as a part of the design.

So to enter this giveaway:

*Leave a comment here by Saturday, September 11, 2010 by 11:00 pm (PST).
*I will announce the winner Sunday, September 12, 2010.
*The winner will be selected by the Random Integer Generator.
*That is it!

So spread the word and hope to see you here!


My Fav Scrapbook Store

I love going to scrapbook stores. Even though I don't scrapbook I use many of the same items to create my cards. So you can imagine how sad I was when my original favorite store closed and then my second favorite closed. So for weeks I was lost not having a store to enjoy.

Finally, I found out about Wooten's Scrapbook Store in Tustin. I almost did a dance when I walked in for the first time earlier this year. They have the best selection and lots of it. Every time I go there I see so much great stuff. Love this store!

For more information see their website. Wooten's

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Blog Tour

Since this blog is new and still under some construction I wanted to give you all my personal tour. First we have my beautiful header and background I got from "The Cutest Blog on the Block." They have some amazing backgrounds but this one tells some of my story.  Beautiful brown butterflies flying upwards to higher heights. Love that image!

Next, I have pages I have added here on the sidebar to the right. "My Cards" has a link to my Two Peas in a Bucket account where you can see my work. Two Peas is one of my favorite sites and I love posting my cards there.  I hope you enjoy seeing my card "babies."

Another page is "Who Inspires Me?" I love that I could give some recognition to those who have inspired me in my creative journey.  Guess who my number one cheerleader is? Well, you will have to click over there to see. :)

My last page for now is "Inspiring Music." I was raised in a musical family and surrounded by all sorts of music.  So a few days ago I saw another crafter had her playlist on her blog and I wanted to do the same.  I stumbled on to http://www.playlist.com/ and it was pretty easy setting up the account and choosing my music. They have tons of songs.

So all the songs I picked have messages of strength, love, encouragement and confidence. (Plus they sound good too.) These are the songs I listen to as I chase after my dreams. I hope you can take a little time to enjoy then and be moved by them. It is ok if you want to dance and shake your groove thang to a few of them. Ha Ha Ha!

Well, these are the main features I wanted to show you on this tour. I hope you enjoyed the ride! See you soon!