Thursday, December 17, 2009

Monogrammed Candy Jar

I am digging this glass etching cream my friend Britten told me about last year. It's a little pricey, but use your Michaels coupon... and it lasts for quite a few projects.
I just used my Cricut to cut a frame from Storybook on adhesive vinyl. Place the negative of the image where you want on your glass item, then goop it up with a generous amount of the etching cream. After 5 minutes, rinse it off. Peel away your vinyl. Next, I cut out the O using Jasmine and repeated the previous steps. Voila! A cheap and QUICK custom gift.

Friday, December 4, 2009

A Paper giveaway

The winner will be selected randomly and will receive papers from the following collections: Lulliloo, Blink, Just Add Color, Mooch, Happy Everything, California, Oh So Merry, Everyday Lily! 

So stop on over here to get your chance to win.

What every crafter needs

Have you seen the products that The Original Scrapbox company makes? They are amazing, and they hold so much. I have this black Workbox and I don't know what I did without it. It's beautiful and ALL my supplies fit in it.

There's a huge giveaway happening right now to win one of these beauties:

The EZ View Desktop and Craft Desk! Such a cool idea! Want it? Start here or here and hop over to the other blogs for more chances. Good luck!

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? 

PTI stamps
Photoshop Elements
Cricut Cartridges

2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received?
A painted heart from my niece

3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? 

4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? 

Cabbage Patch Kids

5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? 

princess castle
dress-up clothes

6. What is your favorite holiday food? 
Aunt Carol's Chocolate cookies

7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? 
and some home decor

8. What is your favorite holiday movie? 

A Charlie Brown Christmas

9. Favorite holiday song? 

Mary Did You Know

10. Favorite holiday pastime?

decorating Christmas cookies

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Gypsy Love

Got a Gypsy on your Christmas list? I do, too, but I might get to remove it from the list if I win one over at The Gypsy Spot. This is a new blog, so head on over and check it out.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Don't Miss Out

I didn't want you ladies to miss out on these giveaways today. A couple are ending tonight, so make sure you leave your comments ASAP. I'm hoping to get some crafting done tonight, so I can enter a challenge or two.

Making Memories is giving away their entire Mistletoe collection to 5 lucky commenters. For another chance, post a comment on the Making Memories Facebook page after you become a fan. I would love you tons if you mentioned my name in your wall post. I'll get another entry. Thanks!

Have you seen Cosmo Cricket's new Nutmeg collection? Well, Moxie Fab World is giving some away. So stop by and tell Cath your top 3 Moxie Fab features.

When do you decorate for Christmas? Tell Paper Crafts magazine and you could win some K&Company' Evergreen.

Here's an easy giveaway from Fiskars. Are you a Fiskateer? Sign up and they'll send you a sweet little gift. I just got mine last week. It's nice... trust me.

Stacy is celebrating Big Picture Scrapbooking's birthday with 4 presents for 4 different commenters. Check it out.

Teresa Collins wants two lucky commenters to have her new Sports kit.

Not too shabby for a Tuesday. Good luck girls!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Daddy turns 60 today

My Daddy turns 60 today!!! Thought I'd share the card I made for him. Before you think I'm a heartless brat, know that I got my sense of humor from my Dad. So, he'll love it. Don't forget to read to the end for some giveaways (there's a Cricut Expression in there somewhere).

Die Cut Diva is having a blog hop with a sweet kit featuring Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird as a prize. Leave your favorite family recipe here for a chance.

GCD will give one lucky photographer their Provence line (gorgeous!). Just link up your favorite fall photo.

The Pink Stamper has just released her Cricut videos onto DVD, and to celebrate she's giving a way a little treat....... An Expression!!! Hurry over and leave a comment.

Follow Your Heart has a fun giveaway. Just answer their simple question here.

Mosh Posh is having a week long party, so check there each days in case I don't blog about it. Leave a comment today for a chance at a prize and please tell them Summer Braxton sent you.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

2 Layouts & Some giveaways

I wanted to share with you the 4 pages I created yesterday at "The Rock," Paper, Scissors crop. We always have so much fun which is proven by the small number of pages completed. Please forgive the terrible photos; I couldn't wait until morning.

Here are a few giveaways for you:

Each month, Making Memories will choose a winner from those who take their short survey. Give it a try.

Shabby Chic Memories is a new kit club, and they want to treat one lucky winner to their October kit. So leave your comment here by Nov. 15.

Debbie at Thinking Inking has an awesome Papertrey Ink stamp set to share with someone. It is so stinkin' cute. Hurry over to her blog because the giveaway ends tomorrow night.

Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm Back

I have had such a busy October. We took some time to visit friends in Oklahoma, then had 4 family members visit us. My daughter's school had a Fall Festival and a Halloween party, plus her very first School Picture Day. All of which took days of preparation :) But I did squeeze in just a little crafting:

I made 13 of these treat bags for my daughter's classmates and teachers. I just love my Cricuts!! I had the spiderwebs cut on the Expression, while my baby bug was cutting letters. I had to giggle when both machines were chirping away. And to think my husband wanted me to sell the little Cricut.

Here are a few giveaways for you:

If you don't know Beate's work, you must start visiting her blog. Today she is having a giveaway to celebrate another 100,000 hits on her blog. It ends early tomorrow, so go there now.

Here's a chance to win some photo greeting cards on Today's Giveaway.

I'm a big fan of JustRite Stamps, and they have just released a square stamp!! To celebrate, they're giving it away. The more comments that are left, the more sets they'll give away. So go here and leave a comment.

Stacy Julian has a cute Christmas kit from Memory Works in her giveaway today.

My Pink Stamper is giving away a Gypsy. She hasn't posted it yet, but it should be up this afternoon.

Moxie Fab World has the cutest Basic Grey line up for grabs.

My Mind's Eye will give away some of Kim Hughes favorite MME products. She's their guest designer.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Gradient Fun

I am in challenge mode. Just made an ATC for Hero Arts, and since that was so much fun, I thought I'd try out an ATC for the Moxie Fab World gradient color challenge. What a fun technique!!! Here's how I did it (and I've already got plans to post another one if Audrey sleeps long enough): I cut out a strip from a sheet of tacky tape. Chose 3 shades of one color. Poured the lightest shade at the bottom and let the excess slide to the other end when I picked it up. Poured the second shade in the middle, rubbed it into the lighter shade a bit and let it slide to the unglittered end again. Poured the darkest shade next, rubbed it in and let the excess pour towards the lighter colors. I did go back with the lightest shade and rub in some more at the bottom. I love this look!! (Donna, what was that you said about ATCs being addicting?)

PP: DCWV, whisper white from Stampin' Up!; image from Hero Arts I Care frames, colored in with Stampin' Up! markers; Tacky Tape; glitter from Martha Stewart; clear Stickles; pearls from Target dollar spot. The hot pink is just my background; it's not part of the card.

My first ATC

I've never made an Artist Trading Card before, but Hero Arts is having an ATC challenge, so I thought I'd give it a try. My thought: "Hey, it's 2.5" x 3.5', it should be pretty easy." WRONG!! Since it's so small, it fills up pretty quickly, and some of my favorite products don't fit. You are also required to use at least one Hero Arts stamp. I don't have many, especially small ones. The phrase is from HA, so I hope that's good enough :) Anyway, I kinda like my mini card.... it's a sweet size, so I think I'll make some more. Thanks for looking everyone... and I'd love to hear what you think.

PP: DCWV; felt gingerbread men: Martha Stewart; snowflake brads: I've had them for so long, I don't remember. Sorry; phrase: Hero Arts Everyday Sayings

Friday, September 25, 2009

Get Comfy

Alright girls, get comfy, grab a drink and lock the door! We've got tons of giveaways to enter today. A huge thank you to Donna VW. She's shared a bunch more new giveaways with me. I think she has become a giveaway junkie, too. We're having a blast enabling each other. HA!

All Scrapbook Steals is on online store that just started a blog. To kick it off, they've got a huge Halloween prize pack for someone.

Want another chance at a Gypsy? Cartridge Helper has one for you. And you can get up to 9 entries!

Samantha at Scrapmaster's Paradise is celebrating 70,000 hits, and the presents are for us.... if your comment is chosen. Make sure you read her rules. She has another one giveaway of My Mind's Eye goodies here.

Simplicity will give a sweet commenter a $25 gift certificate to Papertrey Ink, Stampin' Up! or Stampin' Treasures. WOW! So generous.

Laurel's Place has a $15 gift certificate to Scrappin Sports Stuff up for grabs. Looks like she'll have giveaways all next week, so don't wait for me to tell you about it each day (since I don't blog every day).

PaperCrafts Connection has some stamp sets and a copy of their Holiday Cards mag up for grabs. Next week is the kickoff for World Card Making Day, which is on Sat, the 3rd, so Paper Crafts will have giveaways ALL next week. Again, don't forget to stop by each day.

Scrapbook and Cards Today's freebie is a LETTERPRESS! GASP.

Whew! That took a while, but it's worth it! Good luck everyone and have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursdays goodies

Thanks to my new friend (and mega talented papercrafter) Donna VW for telling about this site, The Pink Stamper. They're giving away Cricut's 100th cartridge called Winter Woodland.

Here's another "new to me" blog: write. click. scrapbook. has a neat giveaway of ebooks from Ella Publishing that can teach us all sorts of cool things. Check it out here.

The fabulous and amazing Ali Edwards is giving a spot in her upcoming online course to 3 lucky commenters. It's a 13-week class valued at $99 and will focus on scrapping photos from our family's history. I already won a seat from another blog (Sorry, I couldn't share that giveaway with you because I found it just 2 hours before it ended.), so I'd be thrilled if one of you could join me.

Paper Crafts gorgeous intern just got engaged!! She's looking for some wedding papercrafting ideas. Share yours and you can win a wedding stamp set.

The Cutting Above girls are giving away Cricut's Storybook cartridge. It's my current fave cart, so try and win it.

Probably shouldn't tell you about this one because I really want it, but Cosmo Cricket has a really great kit up for grabs.

One more new blog I found the other day (I'm always looking for the giveaways for us, girls!!)... Shabby Chic Silvia has some beeee-u-teeeee-ful scrappy things for someone.

Quite a handful for a Thursday, huh? See you tomorrow.. there's sure to be a bunch!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Around the House

I'm not sure about this one girls. I'm having to muster up some guts just to post it on here, not to mention link it to the Moxie Fab World blog. It's my entry into the Around the House contest. We had to make a project using a household item as its focus. Well, my imagination was grand, but the product isn't exactly what I had in mind. But I don't have time to do something else :( So here goes:

I think it looks a little TOO handmade. I formed the whisk myself with crafting wire and then wrapped black CS around it. The bowl was cut with my Cricut using the Paper Dolls collection, and I added some gingerbread Stickles. The patterned paper is from DCWV and punched with my Fiskars apron lace border punch. And, I wrote the phrase, "whisking you a happy day" with a white gel pen (obvious?? LOL). Oh, the kraft notecard is from Hero Arts.

Kinda Slow

Not too much happening today out there in giveaway land, but here are a few you need to check out:

PaperCrafts mag will give a sweet commenter a copy of this month's issue.

It's not clear if Bo Bunny is having a giveaway or what they'll give away, but it's better to be safe than sorry. ALL of their stuff is really pretty, so who wouldn't want to try and get some.

Sketchy Thursdays' giveaway today is soooo sweet. It reminds me of all those stick people stickers on the backs of cars. (Here's an idea: Cricut should come out with a stick people cartridge so we can cut our own out on vinyl. Yeah????)

You'll want to win this one over at Today's Giveaway. Gorgeous photo cards!!! Please note I'm only tell you about it because I get two extra entries for it... but I really don't want YOU to win. Hee hee.

My all time fave blog is at it again. Cath is giving away Cosmo Cricket's Earth Love. This is such a sweet line. I'm a huge fan of the dandelions.

Huh, I guess it's not a slow day after all. 5 giveaways ain't bad. I hope to have some projects to show you soon, too. Happy Monday.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Doubly Sketchy and more

Don't forget Sketchy Thursdays is still doing their daily giveaways. Yesterday's is an awesome background stamp from Unity. And today's giveaway is Cosmo Cricket paper. Woo hoo!!! I love their stuff.

Bo Bunny has a nice thank you gift to one commenter who spreads the word about their blog.

This looks like a great giveaway over at Ali's blog. It's a kit from BlueMoon Scrapbooking. When I saw this I gasped because I JUST placed an order with them 2 days before. My order was shipped that day and the owner called me the next day to thank me for my order. Nice customer service. I found them when I was searching for those awesome Heidi Swapp purse clips. Blue Moon had the best price (and had them in stock).

Hope you are enjoying the very last hours of this weekend. (I'm sick, so not too much to enjoy

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wanna Win a Gypsy?

I thought so :)
Check out this new site, Cutting Above, that will focus on scrapbooking and die cut machines. Should be a cool one since they've got ProvoCraft supporting them.

You know what Friday means....

...lots of giveaways. Since it's still a little early, I'm expecting to find some more giveaways, so check back. I'll just add them to this same post.

Heidi Swapp, queen of all things scrapping-cool, has a cute charm necklace from Creative Escape up for grabs. It'll come in the awesome House of 3 heart box, too. Can't beat that.

There is a super cute duckies line from Piggy Tales that Scrapbook & Cards Today is giving away. They also announced the winner from last Friday.

Sketchy Thursdays is still going strong with their giveaways. Today's is a totally useable stamp set from Unity Stamps.

Have I told you about Today's Give Away before? They have a giveaway every weekday!!! It's not craft related, but hey, it's free stuff. Today they're giving away a cute kids' belt... one they can "buckle" on their own. And you get extra entries for doing simple things. I've put in my 5 entries!

Paper Crafts mag has a fun little giveaway. It's for a layout kit from a recent CF fundraiser.

If I find more today, I'll be back to let you know.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Win a Cricut Cart

Cricut has released its 100th cartridge: Winter Woodland

You have a chance to win one over on their messageboard. Leave a comment to win.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Busy Exhaustion

Yesterday was such a busy day, and today I am still so tired. I almost didn't post again today, but I really didn't want ya'll to miss out on these giveaways. Since I did not have a chance to get on the computer at all yesterday, today's post has got twice the giveaways.

Renee from MAMBI is giving away the ENTIRE new Sassy collection. It is super hot, so stop by there before Friday evening when she announces the winner.

The new Sketchy Thursdays girls are still going strong with more giveaways. Go here and tell them what you love about Primas, Maya Road, or Upsy Daisy products and you could win a box of goodies put together by Flamingo Scraps. The other giveaway is some goodies from Precocious Paper. So get your comment in.

Today's Giveaway has a really cute one that ends Thursday at midnight, so hurry. It's for some kid-safe nail polish called Piggy Paint.... so cute!!

Creating Keepsakes will make the day of 5 lucky commenters. They have 5 Halloween goodie bags to giveaway. Tell them what you like best about the current issue (don't worry, they've got links so you can view the magazine.)

House of 3 has this GORGEOUS heart kit to give away to 3 commenters. WOW!!

Jenni Bowlin was interviewed at Moxie Fab World today, and she gave Cath an entire set of her rub-on singles to give away. They're so useable!!

Good luck girls!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday Giveaways Part 2

Just came across some more freebies this afternoon.... had to share :)

I found a new blog called Sketchy Thursdays that will have giveaways every day until the 24th. It looks like they are a new blog, but have fabulous sponsors for their kickoff. Today they're giving away some fab-yum-ulous Cosmo Cricket. Leave your comment here, and be sure to check them out each day. All the winners will be announced on the 25th.

Bo Bunny will give one sweet commenter some goodies from their St. Nick Christmas line. It's awfully pretty.

What are you waiting for????

Get blog hoppin'

The fabulous Dawn McVey is giving away 2 of the stamp sets she has designed. She's amazing!!

Moxie Fab World has an adorably old-fashioned line (Town Square) from Jenni Bowlin up for grabs.

Paper Crafts mag will send you a copy of Stamp It! Cards magazine if they randomly choose you comment.

You have a chance to win an 8x8 paper pad from October Afternoon.

Start hoppin' girls!! As always, come back here and leave a comment if you win something. Good luck!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

grace abounds

Hero Arts had a fall colors challenge that ends in a few hours. I just made it in time. The challenge was to use at least one Hero Arts stamp and one of the 4 color combos they shared last week. I only have 3 HA stamps (which I won from them in random giveaways), so I was limited on what I could do. I was dying to use my new Crackle Paint color, peeled paint, so I started with chipboard. The HA stamp I used is a frame with a butterfly and sentiment inside. I stamped it in Versamark, embossed it in gold, and cut out only the frame to use under my chipboard. All the ribbon is from Maya Road and Cosmo Cricket (yes, I won the ribbon, too!) The inside paper is from a DCWV pad (got that the hard way.... with cash). I had no way of getting the words "in Him" and "abounds" onto the card (my printer is broken), so I hand-wrote it. I hope that doesn't ruin it.

MellyPea from Two Peas in a Bucket does her Warehouse Walk giveaway every Thursday. Hurry up and go here (deadline is Monday @ midnight), watch the video, leave your comment and be sure to check back to see if you won.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Operation Write Home giveaways

Cards for Heroes is now called Operation Write Home and they are celebrating their birthday with LOTS of giveaways. Check it out.

***Forgot to tell you all that you will want to make note of when these blogs will announce the winners. Most will NOT contact you, so you'll need to check the blog on the day the winners are chosen, and email them your address if you win. ***

Class for Scrapbookers.. Hurry!

Kelly Goree is giving away a spot in Sherry Steveson's online scrapbooking class about making great layouts even though you have bad photos. Leave a comment on Kelly's blog by Sunday at midnight telling her about your worst photo. The class starts on Wed. What a fun giveaway!! If you win the spot, you MUST share what you learn with us... I'm curious.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Freebie Fridays

Some of you know that I am the queen of winning scrapbooking stuff. I regularly visit tons of blogs that often giveaway free paper products. I thought it would be neat to feature these giveaways on my blog... to share the love!! So follow my blog and I will hook you up with major goodies. Click on the links I provide. Read the post and leave a comment. It's that easy. I win at least one prize a month, so if your name isn't randomly drawn the first time, don't fret! You WILL win eventually. Tell your friends to follow my blog, too. Everyone wants free stuff.

Making Memories is giving away one of their Desktop Carousels. Just tell them what your fave MM product is. Not sure what they make? Click on "products" in their side bar.
Scrapbook & Cards Today  has a huge giveaway from Creative Escape, a weekend scrap event featuring Heidi Swapp and Tim Holtz. These kind of prizes are my favorite because you don't know all the goodies you'll receive.
Creating Keepsakes is giving away some new Papertrey Ink releases.
Moxie Fab World will give a lucky girl a surprise box of delicious-ness.
Paper Crafts mag has some Halloween paper packs to send your way. Just tell them about your favorite childhood Halloween costume.

See? Super easy to win. Good luck!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A new contest and a giveaway

So, I found out today that none of my projects won the Moxie Fab challenges, BUT my Classy & Elegant card got a mention as a Top 5 project (out of 89 entries). For my first challenge???? I'll take that. I WAS only a little disappointed that I didn't officially win, but am still on cloud 9 for being mentioned. Super SUPER cool! Oh, and if you leave a comment on this post, you could win a "moxie fab" prize.

I found this new challenge over at Two Peas. It runs for 4 weeks starting next week... a new winner each week receives a Cricut cart. Nice.

And Cricut is just giving carts away to celebrate their 100th cartridge. All you need to do is leave a comment under the post. 

If you win any of these, come back and tell me. Good luck!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Reindeer Flying Dust

This is a tic tac container that I filled with 2 different colors of glitter to hopefully fool a child into thinking it's NOT glitter :) It's Reindeer Flying Dust of course! I thought it would be cute to give this to your child along with this letter:

Dear Audrey,
Because you are always on my nice list, I know I can count on you to keep this secret. Sometimes my reindeer get tired and cannot finish delivering all the toys. (We fly all over the world, you know.) This little bottle holds some special reindeer flying dust. Leave it out for me on Christmas Eve so I can sprinkle a little on Rudolph and his friends if they are feeling tired.
Remember: This only works on my reindeer, so don’t waste it on any puppies or goldfish.
Santa Claus

Wouldn't it be fun for your child to set this out for Santa next to his cookies and milk?

And find this on Christmas morning?

Paper is from MAMBI (I fussy cut the reindeer out.). The ribbon is from American Crafts. And the glitter is Martha's. Oh, I also used some Stickles on Rudolph's nose and ornaments.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I haven't set up this blog to email me when I get comments, so I didn't know what I'd see when I popped on today. 18 followers?!?!?!?!? What in the world? I'm giggling hysterically like I did when I saw the plus sign on the pregnancy test 3 years ago. Someone let the cat out of the bag and said QueenBscraps sent her. I knew right away who the Queen B was.... did a little search on the Cricut board and there was her sweet message. Caught red-handed!!
Thank you, Britten for spreading the word (what a great friend I got!!!) and THANK YOU ladies for all your sweet comments. I am so humbled and a little embarrassed. And feeling some pressure to post some projects. Just what I need.
Thanks again for the welcome and encouragement.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Classy & Elegant Challenge

I'm really gettin' into this whole "challenge" thing.
Here's the card I made for Moxie Fab World's Classy and Elegant Challenge. It is a lot sparklier than the pictures show. The felt snowflake ribbon is from Martha Stewart. I added lots of Star Dust Stickles to get it to shine. The rich brown satin ribbon is from Offray. I cut "peace" with my Cricut on Terrifically Tacky Tape and then spread Martha Stewart's Sterling glitter on top. The CS is Taken with Teal from Stampin' Up!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Shabby Chic Twizzlers

For the Moxie Fab World Shabby Chic & Vintage Challenge I altered a Twizzlers box. All the papers and embellishments are from MAMBI's Noel Scrapbook Kit. As you see in the last picture, the papers have an old-fashion feel, but weren't "worn and comfortable," so I sanded them and sponged on Creamy Caramel from Stampin' Up! I also distressed the edges with my Heidi Swapp distressing tool. I repeated the steps for the stickers and 3D embellishments.

Friday, August 28, 2009

My Very First Submission

I've finally mustered up the courage to enter one of my creations into a contest which brought on the need to create a blog. Cath at Moxie Fab World is hosting 5 contests this week. The first one is to make a clean and graphic holiday project. I made a treat pouch that can also double as a door hanger. The pouch is a punch out from Stampin' Up! I cut the stripes from Stampin' Up!'s whisper white. The embellishments are from MAMBI's soft spoken line designed by Ellen Krans. And the tinsel ribbon is from Target's dollar spot. My dream is that this is the beginning of a paper crafting blog. I hope you enjoy.