China Update, A Winner, and a DUDE card!

I am so sorry I didn’t post this earlier!  Matthew and I got last minute tickets to the Dallas Stars hockey playoff game last night.  It was so awesome!  We lost (but we’re really Blackhawks fans anyway!) but we had a great time!  I have  a lot of things stored away on my card reader that I need to post here, so I may flood y’all with posts this week.

Also – my sister Kimberly is just fine.  She said to think about the distance from NYC to Houston – that’s how far they were from the earthquake.  If you want to read her post, it’s <here>.  But thank you to all of you who emailed asking if she was ok!

And I guess y’all might wanna know who won that super cool DIY Monogram Set…….well, I’ll get to that in a minute!  First – while I have your attention – how about the Color Challenge for today?  You can find more info about CC166 <here>.  This week’s was a birthday card for my friend Jenn – and it was inspired by some fab paper I got yesterday.  I love this girl’s digi designs at FPD and was thrilled when she got on with Prima’s new paper lines.  I found two of her lines Dude and Whisper the other day and I LOVE them!  This card uses the Dude papers….


supplies: Simple Little Things – PTI anniversary set; DUDE papers by Just Corina for Prima; aqua mist PTI cardstock, ribbon and ink; white cardstock; ruby red and  pumpkin pie SU inks; palette noir ink; circle punch 3/4 SU; classic circle nestabilities; label trio nestabilities; dimensionals; paper piercer and template; and American Crafts marker for faux stitching.

So now….how about that winner???  I think that this is the MOST entries I have ever had in a blog goody contest!  WOW!  And here’s the lucky winner:

Kay Mespelt Says:

Hi Sweetie! What a wonderful item you are giving away! I would LOVE to win! Hopefully the 12th is a lucky day to win as it is my husband’s and my 34th wqedding anniversary. Even if I don’t win, I’m lucky to have him!!! I get my envelopes at Walmart. They have white or ivory at a good price. Hope you have a great Mother’s Day with your family! Hugs Kay 

Congratulations Kay!!! And Happy Anniversary~!  Just email me your address and I’ll get it out in the mail to you!  (

And  HUGE thank you to all of you who sent me places to shop for envelopes.  I am almost through all of the suggestions and I will be sure to post my top choices and let you know where I ordered from.  I am THRILLED to say I have found my absolute 2 favorite sizes available for pretty good prices – totally made my day!

4 comments to China Update, A Winner, and a DUDE card!

  • Gwen

    Hey Emily…We are huge Red Wings fans here in Michigan! What an awesome playoff series so far with ALL the teams. You can’t beat the energy you feel actually being at the game! We used to have season tickets for many many years, but got rid of them a couple years ago. A highlight was watching them win the Stanley Cup back about six years ago!! Go Wings!

  • Elizabeth D.

    That card is so cute. Love that paper. Where did you find it?

  • Lori A.

    Congratulations, Kay!
    *Love* the card!

  • I love the stitching on this card–more please! 🙂

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