Friday, June 20, 2008


Thank you ALL for entering my blog candy draw--I am SO excited about trying some new salads. Summer=salads.
Are you ready for the "click" of Now I have done MANY draws in my day and I seriously can't believe it but random actually picked #1. Does that EVER happen? What was that you say...when pigs fly??? Well you better look out the window because they must be flying *lol*

Congrats goes out to texasjodylynn who said...
I am trying my luck and crossing my fingers. :)

One of my favorite salad recipes is an asian chicken salad.
I know many people avoid #1 because it rarely gets picked. Perhaps next time you might "try your luck and cross your fingers" too *lol* *smiles* Jody, drop me your snail mail and I will get your mailboxes in the mail.
So that leads me to today's cards. Since I am in the middle of report cards I have been keeping things rather simple...or more complex if I have the time. It got me thinking a little...are you setting goals?

Why I ask this is because I noticed Nichole's most recent DT announcement and the shift of other designers out there. There are MANY talented people out there in the world. I see you ALL the time. One of the most frequent questions I get is how did you get into this? My answer: perseverance and goal setting. Decide what you want and go for it. Dream big. When you create, be yourself. Find your style. If you see a DT call, then see how your style fits with the company you are applying for. Not all companies have DT calls but I can say that if you {love} that company and their product let it be known (right Niki Estes??!--her stuff {screams} PTI and talent!).

So back to my cards. I created two cards. You'll note they are exactly the same. What separates them? The bling. Remember, when you sparkle you get noticed. Make each day your masterpiece.

Stamp Set(s):
-Bold Curls (Kim Hughes Collection) by CHF
-Motivational Centers (Mona Lisa Moments) by CHF

-Espresso by Ranger

-Kraft by Prism Paper
-Smooth White by Prism Paper

-Gemstones by Hero Arts

Have a fantastic weekend!


dannielo said...

For setting goals you might try out this web-based application:

You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts (GTD), use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
A mobile version is available too.

As with the last update, now you can add or invite Contacts, and share your Projects and Contexts with them.

Hope you like it.

Mimi Hornberger said...

These are great. Love 'em! TFS! XO, Mimi

retiredheather said...

Love the bling. It looks great.
Retired Heather

B said...

You're definitely right about the bling. :-) I'll definitely use that tip to add more to my cards. I never seem to have time and so I always stop one step short. Haha. Thanks for all the inspiration and tips that you provide! :-)

Psst, are you coming out with more stamp sets? ;-) I think you mentioned it before but I have a short term memory... Anyways, can't wait!


Niki Estes said...

Great cards, Alli!! The bling does add just the perfect touch. Dreams do come true! ;)

Anonymous said...

So true Alli! Great advice. I think we should all set goals. Which reminds me... I must start writing those down!!

Jody Morrow said...

Oh my goodness! Are you kidding me? I have NEVER won anything on a blog before. :) YAY for #1! LOL

Beth Thomas said...

What awesome single layer cards! That type is so difficult for me but you totally rocked! I love the bling and the sentiment!

Jak Heath said...

This is great and so many possibilities that it could be done on, I love the richness of it.

Marcie Sharp said...

You have given me lots of ideas for single layer cards- something I rarely do! I love the sparkle. What a great card!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Jodylynn!!!
Great card...I can't seem to do one layer 'simple' cards much anymore. Love it!

K said...

I love the slight difference in supplies on these cards but the distinct greatness of the bling!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful post my friend!
Hope you are doing well and having a great start to the summer.

I actually need to email you early this week for a little Q&A session if you're around... need some technical assistance with a project! ;-)

Have a restful weekend!

Rose Ann said...

These are so beautiful, and I love the sparkle!!