Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hail Hail Peppermint + Giveaway

{A dual-purpose title, as you will see later.}

First a little recap of life the last couple of days...

Yesterday I had lunch with some ex-coworkers. It was an all-girls lunch, and it was super-fun to catch-up! We went to Olive Garden... not my favorite, but I didn't pick.
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It always amazes me how much my corporate life has changed in the last 10 years. In 2000, when I was hired into the Finance Dept as the Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, there were over 30 employees! We had separate Accounting, Finance, and Purchasing & Logistics groups. Fast forward 10 years, and the department is down to seven people (not including me, I transferred out). Doing the same amount of work. Just amazing.

As some of you may have seen on the news, Southern Calif has been pelted with rainstorms this whole week. Lots of places have flooded. We have GIGANTO waves at the coast. We have gotten as much rain this week as we usually get the whole year. Today, there was some slight flooding in our backyard.
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Todd came home early from work so he didn't have to deal with rain traffic. As soon as he entered the door (literally!), we heard very loud rain! We rushed to the windows and saw... HAIL!
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We don't usually get hail, so it was... really weird.

We did manage to get out and have tacos at Rubios for dinner though. We have cooked and eaten in all week, so it was time for a break. It had stopped raining by the time we went out to eat.

Peppermint said she's going to talk about me on her blog, so I thought I'd talk about her too! :) Today (well, it'll be Friday for most of you by the time you read this) she released some more new products at Catscrap. Let's take a look at the yummy stuffs.

Roxy's Palette Papers
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Paradise Found Tale-Feathers (Quick Pages)
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Paradise Found Kit
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Along These Lines Vol. 1
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I would like to think that I helped inspire Paradise Found and Along These Lines Vol. 1, because Peppermint created those while I was on vacation in Hawaii back in December. I told you she's productive when I'm not around, LOL.

Here's my page using Paradise Found and Along Those Lines Vol. 1.
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Full credits here.

And because you made it through my ramblings and graphic-heavy post, and because Peppermint is generous and cool, she has offered to give away a $10 coupon to her store!  Just leave a comment in this post and I'll do a random drawing on Sunday night.  Comments close on Sunday night at 9pm Pacific time.  Good luck!

**contest is now closed**

33 comments:

  1. Amazing! I love both yours, and Peppermints work!
    -Katie

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  2. love love love the word art and fun colors! But lets be serious, who doesnt love that girl?! ;)

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  3. I am always amazed at the level of artistic talent in the world of digiscrapping. And...everyone has their own style! I love the Paradise Found...and the papers...and the word art!

    Why don't you and Todd go on another vacation so Peppermint can create a new kit?? Go snow skiing...I'd love to see what she does with a snow kit!

    Have a great weekend! (stay safe with all the rain / flooding )

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  4. Fabulous products. Love how you used Along Those Lines in your layout using Paradise Lost!

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  5. She really creates wonderfully! I love it! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  6. Loving her designs.. hoping I can get the GC and try out some of her designs!!

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  7. As a (recognized) stalker of Peppermint's, I feel that I should comment :) Haha!! Thanks for the chance to win ladies! :) Gorgeous stuff from both of you!!

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  8. I really am liking the Along Those Lines...I've got some great vacation pictures that would be complimented greatly by them. Fun.

    Thanks for the chance.

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  9. i love your work and peppermint creative's. what a fun beach layout you did today.

    thanks for the chance

    vmcmartian at gmail dot com

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  10. Oh my goodness...I am drooling over how gorgeous your layout is with her kit! So cool.

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  11. Love both of y'alls work. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win!!

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  12. Wow, that is beautiful...how fun!
    Thanks for the chance!!

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  13. Gorgeous stuff from both of you! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. I love, love love the paradise lost! LOVE it!!!

    And I LOL'd at the "rain traffic". Stay dry!!

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  15. Seeing the Paradise Lost kit makes me want to finally finish scrapping my Hawaii honeymoon! Love love love it!

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  16. Love the products!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

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  17. Count me in! She has amazed me as a scrapper and now she is amazing me as a designer!
    So - us here too! The 3rd storm hit last night and we had a tornado warning right over Mesa last night too. I think we've had just over an inch here yesterday, but like you said - 6.55" total last year and we already have 3.55" for this year!
    Ryan and I are supposed to be going on a school trip to San Diego tonight, but he called and said it might be cancelled. Are you guys having more weather move through this weekend?

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  18. Peppermint's kit is great and that word art is outstanding!

    Back in Ohio, there is a little snow on the groiund but a lot of brown showing through. It's gray and gloomy, has been for a few days and expected to be for a few more. No snow or rain expected right now, just gray. Wanna trade?? :)

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win!!! I've been drooling over Peppermint's stuff ever since you announced that she was at Catscrap! Super layout too Christine! WOW!

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  20. thank you! great stuff and love your layout like always.

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  21. you two are so sweet and talented!!
    thanks so much for this give-away, fingers crossed here!!

    hugs,
    Ferdy

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  22. Wow, the weathers totally crazy! Hail in southern CA! We have gotten used to the cold weather here again, and -3C(26F) feels pretty good (it will be colder during the weekend). Hope you get your sunshine back soon!

    Great LO you've made, those word-lines are very cool. The whole Paradise Found kit is adorable, just wish I had paradise photos to scrap with it! =)

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  23. So sorry you are having flooding in your backyard, hopefully it goes away soon and everyone stays safe!

    Love the new stuff by Peppermint and I ADORE that layout you did with it!! so, cute and creative!

    oh, and I don't really love Olive Garden either! :)
    see, I just know we would be friends IRL! lol

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  24. Contests are always fun and I love the products!

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  25. Peppermint, I lurve your stuff! Thanks for letting Christine give away a coupon!

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  26. great kit! i really enjoy your blog =)

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  27. There is only one good meal at The OG, and it's steak gorgonzola alfredo. I dream about it sometimes. Other than that, not a fan of the OG.

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  28. I haven't been to Olive Garden in forever! I noticed you didn't comment on the food so I'm wondering if it wasn't too tasty. :) Ha Ha

    If Peppermint can create this stuff when you go on vacation I can only say you must go on vacation more often. She is designing some amazing stuff. Your layout isn't too bad either. J/K You're layout is so fun and cute.

    I'll be waiting to make my purchase until Sunday because I just know random.org will be choosing me to win that gc to Peppermint's store. LOL

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  29. Oh gosh, I would love a chance to win. Her stuff is beautiful! Love your page layout. Thanks.
    Michelle

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  30. Thanks for the chance to win, wonderful products!

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  31. Thanks for the chance to win!! The beach kit is so pretty and refreshing! Your layout came out beautifully and worked so well with the kit!

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  32. I would love a chance to win this! In the depth's of winter, just the name of this kit warms my heart! :D

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