30 October 2008

Projects and a Giveaway!

The giveaway at the end of this post has been completed. Click here to see the latest giveway on my blog from Moms Unite.


Two projects and a giveaway today!

Do you stamp? I'll bet a bunch of you do. I don't. At least not in the way of some of you uber-talented ladies who manage to create things that can only be described as works of art. I'm much more likely to spray paint my stamps and wear them as earrings.

But that doesn't keep me from appreciating a good stamp project. Especially ones that are quick and easy. I'm all about quick and easy.

Martha Stewart

How cute are these candle holders? They look like etched glass but they're really just frosted candle holders that have been stamped with white ink. I'm definitely going to try this for Christmas with frosted candle holders from the dollar store.

And this?


I love it! If I had wooden steps, I'd be doing this one right now. Although my basement steps are wood. I'll do it there! Why not have something pretty coming up out of that unfinished space?

Now, onto our giveaway brought to you by Moms Unite!


Today's giveaway is being sponsored by Ashley of Me Oh My Paper Boutique. Ashley makes the most adorable personalized stamps.

And stickers...

And note cards.Those stamps are especially fantastic! Wouldn't they be great for signing Christmas cards or on the back of your envelopes?

I'd love one to stamp the inside of all of my books. That way, when I loan them out, I stand a chance of getting them back one day. They would make a fantastic Christmas gift too! Or a wedding gift!

The winner of today's giveaway will receive a customized stamp from Me Oh My Paper Boutique.

Wait! There's more! Because she loves us so much, Ashley is offering all of our readers free shipping on any order placed by November 6th. Just enter the code "KIMBA" when you check out. I'm a shopping code! How cool is that???

This contest will close on Friday night and the winner will be announced on Saturday.

The winner of our giveaway from A Touch of Stardust is...

Carrie of Proverbs 31:27 - Congrats Carrie! Shoot me an email and we'll get things set up.

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325 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

Tam said...

wow those stamps are cool, hope I win.

teleTwenties said...

Very cool stamps. I'm keep my fingers crossed.

kbrite at gmail dot com

SHURTER'S :) said...

Love it! I can't wait to order one with the free shipping! Thanks! :)

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Awesome stamps and great ideas! please enter me.

Sassy Gal said...

Cutesies!!! LOVE 'em
Ashley
cowboyqt@yahoo.com

Tracey said...

Please enter me :)
Tracey

Scott, Valerie and Kendall Bug said...

Love me a monogrammed anything, a stamp even better! Thank you for passing her information on! :-)

Elizabeth said...

I love giveaways! I never win, but it still gets me excited! :) Love the stamps too.

jennywright said...

Exactly what I've been looking for! Hope I win!!

wrightx5(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alison Mayes said...

I hope I win!

Jenney said...

Oh my goodness, those are so cute!!! Thanks so much for the link to this adorable shop!!

The Graves' House said...

love the stamps! so hope i can win one. also excited about the free shipping...
~nicole

Sarah said...

I love these kinds of things...they are so cute and creative! Please enter me.
ms_caldwell06@yahoo.com

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I love those stamps. Please enter me. I will be checking her out. Jackie

Rambling Girl said...

Add me please. Love stampin also.

Astrid said...

Enter me in the contest! Can't wait to check out the store! Free shipping!!! Yippee!

I'm wondering...stamping on round objects- wouldn't that be difficult? I guess you'd have to use a small stamp to make it work right.

Julie said...

that is a really cool stamp, I am going to go check her stuff out!

We're Blessed said...

I LOVE her stuff!!! I will definitely put her things on my list!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

Shannon said...

I love those stamps! Crossing my fingers I will win!

Amber said...

Oh, another great giveaway! This is so fun!

Deidre said...

I thought the candle holders were done with vinyl lettering at first - how cute!

I love stamping, but am terrible at it.

Thanks for the giveaway. I need a new address stamp since we just moved :)

Betsy said...

Those stamps rock. Please count me in! Great Christmas gift too.

tidymom said...

Those stamps are BEAUTIFUL!!!

~Tidymom

Imperfect said...

That stamping idea is great. My mom is a fantastic stamper so I might have to rope her into helping me! And what a great giveaway. I love this shop!

Kasey Hunt said...

Love the idea. Count me in!

Jennifer T. said...

I'd love to win! Today is my birthday, so it would be a great gift! :)

Christi said...

Oh! I've wanted one of those round stamps forever! I sure hope I win!

coco said...

Love the stamps...already thinking of all the ways I could use one!

Kelli said...

Those stamps are awesome and the free shipping is such a great idea too!! :)

Julie said...

I love to stamp and these are so cute!! Pick me pick me:)
julie

Anonymous said...

I have wanted a monogrammed stamp for ages! Please enter me.

Julie
mama2hunans at gmail dot com

Susie Harris said...

You are so cute! A shop code... hehe. I do love those stamps and need to get one. They would make a grat gift as well. Hmmmm maybe I just may get lucky and win one. Im enjoying a little time off and Im also getting to read some great blogs out there that I never had the time to before. I will get busy and back onmine soon. Miss all of you~

Vanessa Greenway said...

They're adorable! Please count me in for the giveaway! Lovely! xo Vanessa

Candy Graber said...

Super cute stamps! I love stamps, hope I win!

Karen said...

It is just so amazing to me how creative people are! I owld love to win

Lauren said...

Great ideas for the stamps. I am definitely going to order something.

Melissa said...

I love the stampers! I have always wanted one when I got married, and I'm getting married this Saturday!!!!

If I don't win, I'll probably end of ordering one for myself!

Thanks,
Melissa :D

Andrea said...

Love those stamps! I'd love to try the glass stamping too.

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

I'd love to win this -- yea! Very fun, and very useful!!

Sue said...

Very cool stamps!

Matt and Becca said...

I love those... and I will definitely be trying the glass stamping!

Anonymous said...

Would love to win the stamps-I'm a stampin' girl!
The Jolly Dog House

Sarah Mae said...

I love those candle holders! What a great and easy idea - I'm glad you posted it!

Handmade Housewife... said...

Oooohhh I've seen these before. They are so beautiful and useful. Keeping my fingers crossed.

-Hayley

southerninspiration said...

I've always wanted one of those stamps....love them! And I just may look into ordering!

Suzanne

BusyBee said...

I LOVE the candle holder idea! Hope i win the stamp!! Thanks!!

Shannon said...

LOVE those!! Pick me pick me!

Skywaywaver said...

Those stamps are so cute, really dress up those bills and misc. correspondence. I would start mailing more just to use them! LOL

kellkri said...

I have been adoring those kind of stamps for a few weeks now. Thinking I might have to ask for one for christmas! Now with free shipping I just might have to buy it myself! Also love love the candle holders so easy!

Jaime @ WestNest said...

So cute!

Carol said...

Oh how that stamp would make my life just a little bit easier. This is a great prize and I would love to win. Thank you.

actsm(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Sean said...

oooh, i have been wanting one of theses for about a year! how exciting! i'm gonna go check her out.

mitzibarber@hotmail.com

Kathleen said...

Very cool stamps...would definitely make putting a return address on things easier and quicker.

Sallie said...

great giveaway!! Love it all!!

God bless,
Sallie

Marilyn said...

How creative and personal. Hope I win.

Elisabeth said...

i love these stamps...it'd be so fun to have one!!

My First Kitchen said...

I'm definitely in. And whoa, Miss Coupon Code!! Super cool.

kat c. said...

Me! Me! I like stamps! =)


katch05(at)gmail(dot)com

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Kimba, I love the stamp idea! I never would have thought of using white stamps on frosted glass, but it is yet another way to totally personalize something. I love it. Great tip!
Carrie

Mabry's gamma said...

Can't pass up a good give away and that certainly is a handy one. Please count me in.
Cheri

Leila said...

Stamps are great fun. I hope I win one!

Liz said...

I love the candle and step ideas that you posted! How creative! I love stamping, but have not ventured away from typical mediums like cardmaking! This address stamp is amazing! I would love it and it would be well used! I can think of a million things to do with it! Thanks!

pezhead33 said...

I'd love to see my family's names swirling in a neverending circle!

Windy said...

Stamps and cards and stickers and best of all, monogrammed! Please enter me, and thanks for the chance to win!

Laura said...

I like these, maybe I will win!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Ok, I have an entire rubber stamp store in my closet....unused, but they are definitely not personalized...hee hee.
And you may be on to something. Spray painted earrings...there's potential there.

Lauren and Justin said...

OOOOH one of those stamps would be perfect for all the thank you notes we'll have to write after the wedding! Plus, it would be my first thing with my NEW last name on it! enter me, please!!!

Laryssa @ Heaven In The Home said...

Ashley is SO talented! Please enter me. :-)

The Quick Diva said...

I want a cute stamp like that!!!! I just knkow you'll pick me!!!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

I love her stamps! Count me in too, please. Thanks

Shannon

Terra Jones said...

What beautiful work!!!

Thanks for the great giveaway!!

Qtpies7 said...

I am a stamping addict. I go to a stamp club every month and feed my need!

Lula! said...

Totally stealing that candle idea...it's brilliant & beautiful.

Pajama Mama said...

I don't stamp either, but that looks like something I could do...although I've etched glass before, and it was much easier than I thought!
Thanks for all the exciting giveaways!
-kristen

Sheila M said...

All of her stuff is so cute! Please enter me for the giveaway! smalpass@dwhomes.com

Kimberly said...

What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks to both of you.

HunnyV "at" Optonline "dot" net

Rachel R. said...

Very nice! We just moved, so I could use one of these for our new address.

ursula said...

love this! thanks for the opportunity!

Stacy said...

What a cute idea especially for the holidays.

Thanks for the giveaway!

hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

Wendy said...

Oh, I'd love one of these! Please. please. please.

Julie @ Sweet Chaos said...

How cute & useful are these? I'd love to have one too! I love the idea of the candle holders, guess I'll have to start looking at initial stamps, how cute for a romantic bedroom!

Juice said...

Those stamps are gorgeous! Pick me!

Sam said...

I've seen her stamps before and have drooled over them. I'd sure love to win one!

KMR said...

So cute! Enter me!

Katie said...

The stamps are awesome and so are those easy candles!!!

Thanks for the super giveaway!
katiellloyd at yahoo(dot)com

Sandy Toes said...

I love those stamps...I may check out those labels for Christmas...so cute!!
-sandy toes

Sheri said...

those would be a fantastic Christmas present! Love them!

Andria said...

Fantastic giveaway. Thanks for the chance for a beautiful stamp!

dhw said...

I LOVE the steps with the patten on them. How cool are those? Slowly, and I mean SLLLLOOOOWWWWLLLY we (I really mean me) are redoing our house that we bought almost 2 years ago. I DO have wooden steps and I think I have a new idea for them. Our family is an outdoor family and I'm almost sure that I could find a deer/pheasant/goose/dog patten to put on our steps...hhhmmmm you have given me a new perspective. Stop by and visit, I'm new to the blogging world, but trying to catch on...

Darlene said...

Those are FABULOUS stamps....I LOVE them...please, please enter me in the giveaway!

Toiling Ant said...

I'm getting tired of writing out our address all the time... a stamper or stickers would be great.

ElleBee said...

How cool are those?! Love the stair stamping idea, btw. I wonder what my husband would think if I stamped the basement stairs...

DanelleB said...

Yummy stamps and stickters!!

stephanie said...

very cool stamp...I'd love to have won!

zipster81(at)juno(dot)com

dixiebaker said...

Perfect!! I never like writing my return address on envelopes....

Jennifer said...

Awesome stamps! Love Martha's candles, too. I may have to try that for Christmas.

duchess said...

I'd love to have one of those great stamps.
Thanks Ashley & Kimba!

oona said...

I have always wanted my own name stamp since I was a child! I'm trying hard to actually write real letters these days. It's so easy to rely on email, but the real thing is more personal!

Thanks for the fun giveaway!
foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

Rachel said...

Those stamps look great - I'm heading over to check the rest of them right now!

Becky said...

So sweet! I love the one with the scalloped edge and the notecards!! Crossing my fingers and toes I'm the lucky gal ;)

carol ~ i throw like a girl said...

These stamps are beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Emily said...

Super cool stamps and stationary! Love the stamps on the stairs and candles.

V and Co. said...

i want please!

Sheldon and Becca said...

i looked through all, but my fav was actually the green paisley fold-over card!

Becca
becmillward@hotmail.com

Thelma said...

Wow what a great stamp please enter me. Thank You for a great giveaway.

btvw92 at gmail dot com

via12300 said...

Such an awesome giveaway!
Thanks for the opportunity 2 win.

via12300[at]yahoo[dot]com

Vic said...

my sister has been asking for one of these stamps and i'd love to give it to her for christmas! thanks for the giveaway. utgal2004 at yahoo dot com

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Way cute...love them!

Kari said...

I love the stamps, they are so pretty. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

LSU Melanie said...

I'm feelin' lucky:)

Moe said...

Love it! Another great holiday decor idea! :)

Carrie said...

I almost fell out of my chair when I saw my name in your post today. But when I saw that I was the winner of one of those darling purses by Touch of Stardust I was nearly jumping up and down. I have never won anything in my life!!!!!!
Thank you for giving away such a cool prize.
Carrie

HILLARY said...

Those are so fun, and useful, too! Maybe it's my time ;)

Audra said...

I would absolutly love one a personalized stamp- so many things I could use it for!

Thanks so much for the AWE-some Give-oh-Way!
audrajjensen(at)msn.com

momofmhasr said...

That is one awesome stamp! I would love to have that for my hundreds of books too!

dena_maria said...

love them! hope I win

Avery Tales said...

The personalized stamps are great and I love the stationery. I'm very tempted with the free shipping option!

Ginger@From The Cocoon said...

Ok, I love entering give-aways, but this one...I SO NEED TO WIN! I've been looking at something like this for 2 years and just can't seem to bring myself to buy it for myself...but if I won it! That would be awesome.

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

These are wonderful....I would love to win!!! What a great Christmas gift for someone as well!!!

ness said...

ohhh, i hope i win!

nessaanncam@gmail.com

Fiddle D. Dee said...

Such a neat offer! Thanks for the chance to eneter!

Janell said...

I would love to win this. II love stamping and just started about 3 months ago. This would be great to have.

Tracy @ our Journey said...

Oh How cute! Count me in!

Jenn said...

Would love to win this! Her stuff is great and I'm trying to place an order for note cards right now!

Neen said...

Wow what great ideas stamping the stairs and the candles. I never thought of that. Now the wheels in my mind are turning as I look around my home.

Please enter me into the address stamp drawing.

janaemadsen said...

this is a nice giveaway- thanks!

Kelly said...

Personalized stamps are so exciting! Please enter me!

Sarah said...

Ooooh, I am heading over there to take a look now - some stickers would be great on the Christmas cards this year!

Tanya said...

love simle scallop! so cute i have never seen these before.

Inspired Kara said...

Oh my word these personalized stamps are the CUTEST!! Love the one with the snowflake!

Kathie said...

Very adorable stamps. Thanks for sharing these, I would not have known about them otherwise! I love reading your blog by the way :-)

Andrea P. said...

Those are FANTASTIC. Thank you for point us her direction, Kimba! I'm excited to see if I can win this one.

Blue Tourmaline said...

such sweet art work! thank you for introducing us *grin*

lukenlarry at yahoo dot com

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Those are really cute - I especially like that first stamp!

Leslie said...

I need a stamp, I want a stamp....I must have a stamp!

pshannonpr said...

Very cool stamps - thanks for the giveaway!

Smiles Across Miles said...

I would LOVE a happy holidays stamp with our name in the middle. What a great giveaway - thanks!

Anonymous said...

I wouldnt mind one of those :)

Kiende

Nifty Adventures into Denmark said...

love the candles with the stamps and the address labels are super cute.

Brenda said...

Those are such cute stamps and stickers!

Miranda Rat said...

What a great giveaway!!!

Stacey said...

What a great idea! Pick me, pick me!!! :)

Carrie in KC said...

I'd love to win a stamp. Thanks for the giveaway!

S. said...

Those stamps are awesome! Thank you for offering a great giveaway :)

Queen Bean said...

ooh, i would love one of those personalized stamps. deana

~Laura and Geoff~ said...

random generator, please pick me!
laurabchilds at gmail

The Popes said...

That stamp sure would prevent some serious hand cramps this holiday card season!

minnesotapeachy@aol.com

Amy said...

I really like the stamps! Thanks for showing the Martha stewart craft! I can totally do those.

amytarnold(at)gmail(dot)com

My Place of Peace said...

BEAUTIMOUS! That would be amazing since I still do lots of snail mail! :) Fun!

AmandaSue said...

Very lovely stamps and super useful! And very cute site! I love the kids note cards (the lamb and ladybug are adorable!)

Anna said...

I really want one of those address ones. That would be so neat to have. I am off to check her stuff out. Thanks again!

Michelle@Life with Three said...

What a great idea -- and a great Christmas gift! I'm off to check out the stamps now!

Pat said...

wow, those candles and stamps are really neat. i will have to try the candles myself. that monogram stamp would be so nice instead of an old address label.

Kim Chalfant said...

I love all these giveaways. Count me in!!

Buki Family said...

really cute stamps!

K. Tacher said...

I love those!! =) Great giveaway!

Courtney said...

Loooove the polka dot return address stickers...very cute! Please enter me.

Rob and Deanna said...

Great Stamps and I like the idea for Christmas cards!

Cathy said...

Love those stamps. That holiday one is so cute.

The Montalbos said...

Great giveaway! Love the address stamps, they make a great house-warming gift too!!!

Jessica said...

very cute stamps..love it!

Tommy said...

Love those stairs! I have hardwoods downstairs and carpet upstairs but my stairs are carpeted. I would love to take up the carpet and paint the steps. Has anyone does this before???

Count me in for the stamp giveaway, too!!!!

Trish said...

This would be awesome to win! Thanks for the chance!

Liz Casstro said...

My sister has one of these stamps and i LOVE it! I was just admiring it Tuesday night even. thanks for the chance to win something so great!

Samantha said...

Love the stamped candle holders. But I really love the personalized stamps. That would be very cool to have!

Nomers said...

I have been looking for a stamp! I hope I win! Thanks for the free shipping info!

Nikki said...

Awesome stamps! I sure hope I win.

Keeling said...

I'd love a chance to win! Thank you!

Christy said...

Would love a stamp for my books. I agree, maybe I'd get a few more back! =)

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

very fun!!! i love stamping, but am the type who needs to see other people's ideas because my creativity is very limited! =)

Chelle said...

Her stamps, notecards, everything is gorgeous!

And thank you for the idea about the candles--they're gorgeous!

FaithfulMommy said...

A personalized stamp would be so cool. Thank you!

mommy2davin said...

I'd love a personalized stamp. I hope I win!

Lauren Horsley said...

First of all, I love this blog. You are going on my blogroll right away! I love what you said in your profile about setting the tone in your home - it really is such an important job and I needed that reminder. Thank you!

Secondly, that pic of the painted stairs is so lovely! We just moved into our first home and I've got the perfect little set of steps that I will be doing that to. Where did you find the idea?

Lastly, this is a cool giveaway and one that would be super handy, since we just moved and no one knows our new address. I'm gonna keep all my fingers a toes crossed!

Sorry for the long comment - I just really enjoyed this post!

- Lauren

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh she is very talented!

derrickandamy said...

Love those stamps! Amy

Ally0005 said...

I've just started using stamps again. Those are so pretty.

Meredith said...

Those stamps are Presh! Love them! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Cheryl said...

thanks for the nice giveaway! I loan books out as well...and you are right...this would be so perfect for the reader that loans her books out!

Amity said...

I would love some stamps they are so neat!!

amitymatthia[at]hotmail[dot]com

Paige said...

I Love that stamp! I would love one.

Elizabeth said...

Pick me.I love the stamps! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful giveaway!

Rach said...

Awww, I like the snowflake address stamp!
twinzmama23(@)yahoo(.)com

April Z said...

The stamps are adorable!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

I'd love to be entered. These are so great!

Mrs. Sprinkles said...

Very creative--thanks for hosting this!

Come enter my Amazon giveaway!

Infarrantly Creative, said...

i love those stamps, they are so regal

Maggie said...

Great stamps! I'd love them for all the letter writing I do.
So great that you're doing this!

Angie said...

Wow..congrats on being a coupon code..woohoo! That is really nice of her to offer free shipping! I would love to have one of these stamps..so throw my name in the hat! Thanks so much!

karmama said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

Virginia said...

Enter me!

livinglocalnh (at) gmail . com

And come enter my giveaway at:
http://livinglocalnh.blogspot.com/2008/10/blog-giveaway-for-my-100th-post.html

Kathleen said...

These are lovely, and reasonably priced too. I like the Simple Scallop design, which would be great for the cards I send at the holidays and birthdays.

Krissy said...

Awesome stamps! I may just have to take advantage of that free shipping. Love the candle holders idea too!

Raspberry Lemonade said...

Love those stamps!

raspberrylemonade67@yahoo.com

Holly said...

All of these talented entrepeneurs. I makes me smile!

Laura said...

Oh, Wow! I sure could use those on my Christmas cards.

Christy said...

I love the stamps and notecards! Please enter me in your give away!

Cherie J said...

Please enter me. Thank you!

cherierj(at)yahoo(dot)com

9405018--Pat said...

Wow, how cool please sign me up thanks....
Pat H

Merand said...

The stamps are perfect. I've got to get me one! Thanks!