Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wishing you...

Wishing you the tweetest day!

All justjohanna stamps:
fancy tail
lacy border
wishing you the tweetest day

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Here are the names of the takers for my giveaway:

Cathy M., you get the book, The Business of Bliss

Mary P. (Primitive Season), you get the Thank You card

Please email your mailing addresses to me. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Another giveaway

The deadline for a chance to get my pay-it-forward giveaway, the book, The Business of Bliss, will be at Midnight tonight, California time. If I pick your name, I'll post your name here, tomorrow, Easter Sunday.

As my way to say "thank you" to all who visit my blog, I'll be selecting a 2nd name from those who leave me a comment on my last 2 posts. If I pick your name, I'll send you this Thank You card. This card is made with quality textured paper, with a letterpressed thank you sentiment.

Thanks to all of you who visit my blog and leave me comments. Your small gesture means a lot to me!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I love everything handmade - food (yum!), cards and gifts. Why? Because the thought that someone put their heart and soul into making something means a lot to me. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy making and giving handmade greeting cards. A friend of mine introduced me to Etsy. I heard about Etsy before, but I never gave it a second thought. After perusing Etsy, I decided to open my own Etsy store, 2inspire Designs.

To celebrate the opening of my store, I want to pay it forward by giving away this book, The Business of Bliss, hardcover edition. I had always wanted to have a part time business and this book provided me with a spark of twinspiration! I work full time in the field of finance, so my part time business had to be something creative, something I was passionate about, and most important, it had to be fun. I enjoyed reading the stories of these women who turned their creative works into a businesses.

Here's my favorite quote in the book,
"I get a lot back from sharing what I create."

For a chance to get this book, comment on this post. I know there are many of you who visit because I see the number of hits jump each week. I'd love to hear from you. I will randomly pick a name a week from today. If I pick your name, I'll post your name here on Easter Sunday. Thanks for visiting. Be twinspired!

Monday, March 10, 2008

DIY wedding invitations

I had fun making this sample wedding invitation.

Ideal for save-the-date cards or an engagement party invite.

I used white embossing powder on the lacy border stamped image
and a crystal adhesive for the engagement ring.

Here's a close up of the invitation cover.

All justjohanna stamps:
circle dot background
lacy border

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Me, You and Bling!

justjohanna stamps:
me and you
circle dot background
adhesive crystal

The heart, like the mind, has a memory. And in it are kept the most precious keepsakes.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friday, March 7, 2008

A Cup of Coffee

Coffee has certainly come a long way.
Whatever happened to just "cream or sugar?"

Here are a couple of hot and steamy note cards.

I used white embossing powder on vellum.

justjohanna stamps: mug large and hot & steamy flourish