Saturday, June 2, 2012

Thank You and Winner of BLOG CANDY from Mary Vogel Lozinak Link Up

Thanks to all the visitors last weekend for the Viva Las Vegastamps! Mary Vogel Lozinak link up and the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop! If you left a comment here on the post for this card were entered to win a prize for a $10 coupon to the Viva Las Vegastamps! Online Store :)

There was seven chances to win $10 coupons from the design team members blogs... including this blog!!! DID YOU WIN??? Click the links to visit the other six blogs to see if you are a winner.

The winner for commenting on my fine feathered friend is...

ALSO...two more winners are to be announced for $25 shopping sprees to the VLVS! Online Store please CLICK HERE to see if you won!!!

Congratulations Judy!! Please send me an email at sbartist1107 at yahoo dot com so I can send you information on claiming your prize. Have a great weekend : ) Sb

Saturday, May 26, 2012

OWH Sketch #31 is juggling for Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop 2012

WELCOME to the HOP of all BLOGHOP's! 

Welcome "Hoppers" to my page SMBdesign - which is a blog for my shop on Etsy. My name is Susan and I am so proud to participate for my fourth year now. My card design is following Operation Write Home's Sketch #31. I am using a festive Mary Vogel Lozinak Stamp from Viva Las Vegastamps! stamped on a paper stained with a rainbow ink pad misted with water. I accented the edges with antique pearl dewdrops, colored in image with Ranger Distress Markers and finished off with small green gems for some "BLING"! I will be entering this in the VLVS Mary Vogel Lozniak Link Up Bloghop which is going on this weekend as well which will feature creations using Mary's hand-drawn images pressed to rubber. CLICK HERE to visit that hop!

My youngest sister is in the Army National Guard [for 3+ years now], is now married. Her husband is also in the Army and just returned from Afghanistan last month. She and her husband are based in Hawaii - how romantic is that...serving in one of the most beautiful and tropical places on earth.

I am so proud and grateful to all the men and women serving our country, and to their families, too - my thoughts and prayers are with you. Happy Memorial Day everyone! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend : ) Sb

P.S. I do have two other blogs participating in the hop and waiting for inlinkz update. Please visit and also to see my other cards on the hop!

Operation Write Home began in 2007 with just a few cards made by friends on a message board; what began as an outlet for a hobby has become a much larger mission to help heroes keep in touch with home - and the effort has been joined by thousands of cardmakers!

OWH receives handmade cards donated by crafters across America (and beyond!). Cardmakers range in age, location, and level of skill; cards are provided by individuals and groups, schools and scouts, companies and churches. All have one primary thing in common: a desire to serve those who defend our nation!

Cards are mailed to one of our volunteer shippers in quanities both small and large. The shippers process, sort, repair, and document each donation, and then pack and ship boxes of over 300 cards each to our contacts. Our heroes request cards (families may also request on their behalf; we serve all branches in all deployed locations. Click Here for info on how you can participate.

Thanks for dropping by... to get back to the beginning... CLICK HERE to get back to Operation Write Home at the top of the HOP!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coming this May 26th - the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop!!!

It's that time of year again for the
HOP of all BLOGHOP's!

The Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop. 

There's still time to get in on the fun. If you would like to be one of the participating blogs and feature one of your own creations CLICK HERE for all the info to get involved! See you there!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Thanks to EVERYONE for Supporting Charity Wings and the WINNERS!!!!

The National Scrapbooking Day Raffle benefiting the Charity Wings organization has ended. The giveaway of a BRAND NEW CRICUT EXPRESSION 2 has been picked and Anyone, ANYWHERE in the world could have won!!!

The winner of the midnight drawing for the Amazing Mold Putty
and Delight Air Dry Clay...
The winner was Robyn Coulliard!!!

AND the WINNER of the Cricut Expression 2...



The winner - Robyn Coulliard!!!


I so appreciate the gang at the Odd Show, their demonstrators and all the fans who helped in supporting this Charity Wings Fundraiser!!! KUDOS and HUGE Thanks - big hugs to all involved!!!  : ) Sb

NSD Extravaganza | Getting there and the schedule...

All The Odd Shows Live are streamed using this LINQTO room

And last...but not least...for the grand finale!
The Cricut Giveaway!!!

You can still purchase raffle tickets for the Charity Wings Fundraiser ALL DAY until 7:45pm EST. The grand prize Cricut Expression 2 giveaway will be drawn at 8pm EST!!! See you there : ) Sb 


Thursday, May 3, 2012

ODD Show National Scrapbook Day Extravaganza!
This Saturday May 5th!!!




May is National Scrapbooking month. AND Saturday, May 5th, is National Scrapbooking Day. Please join me at The Odd Show Special - National Scrapbook Day Extravaganza for LIVE streaming demos and giveaways. The fun starts at 10:00 AM Eastern until 8:00 PM...and maybe even till the wee hours!

At 8:00 PM, there will be a LIVE drawing for a new Cricut Expressions 2 - shipped to any address in the world! Only $5 USD gets you THREE chances to win in the drawing! $20 (4 tix) get you 17 chances!

  Someone is going to WIN a Cricut Expression 2!

 All raffle ticket proceeds will go to 

Scrapbook along with us or make cards, ATCs - whatever mixed media or paper craft you enjoy doing. Learn new tips and techniques and win prizes. Come and go throughout the day on your own schedule.

To join us on Saturday, click the link below - Enter Room - Add a Screename:

The are NO requirements to register in order use this LIVE stream website.

If you would like to preview what the room is like prior to Saturday, pop into The Odd Show's LIVE stream, Monday through Friday at Noon, Eastern time. Or watch a previously recorded show listed on the website.

For more details on The Odd Show National Scrapbook Day Extravaganza and to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a new Cricut Expressions 2, click below:

I will be demoing at 11:00 AM and 5:30 PM Eastern Time. I hope to see you there - this will be my online DEBUT!

A side note: ALL tickets purchased now until Friday, May 4th at 11:59pm ... will be put in a separate drawing for a Package of Amazing Mold Putty and Delight Air Dry Clay!!!

P.S. Special thanks to Molly Smith for providing this post : )

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Turn Everyday Recycling into Beautiful Art
for Leslie Rahye's Earth Day Bloghop

Welcome to the studio of SMBdesign! Thanks so much for stopping by. We are so excited to be participating in this special "Earth Day" Bloghop. We are all about being GREEN and making functional, repurposed items out everyday discards.

The project we are sharing is what is called a "THROW-AWAY" Collage. This is a collage created from bits and pieces of this and that - things that would normally end up in the bin.

This eco-friendly artwork is made from repurposed scrapbook paper, painted corrugated, daytimer organizer pages and magazine clippings. These everyday items get a new lease on life artistically, to take on an enlightening purpose.

This GREEN collage has been created from a bunch of scraps ARTFULLY REPURPOSED into a lovely piece of abstract art and is available HERE.

Please scroll down to the squares below and click on them to visit all of the Go-Green Artists on the bloghop. Hope you have a wonderful Earth Day - THINK GREEN!


On May 5th I will be having my online "LIVE" debut on the Odd Show National Scrapbook Day Live Extravaganza. There is a Cricut Expression 2 being given away at the event - this is a fundraising raffle for the Charity Wings organization. Prize will be shipped internationally. Click HERE to get your tickets before they are gone! Just $5 gets you three chances to win and all proceeds go to charity...a WIN - WIN for you and for Charity Wings!

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