Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Freebies

It's a slow day for giveaways, but these are the ones I've entered today:
ScrapTiffany (you have until Sunday night to leave your comment.)

Pamela's World of Scrap

Paper Crafts Connection

Dawn McVey

Scrapbook and Cards Today

Scrapbook Trends

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I heart DAD

I made this shirt by ironing on some heat transfer paper to the back of fabric and then cutting the fabric letters out with the Cricut Expression. I also made some for the other kids who were visiting us. We toured around D.C. and the t-shirts were a huge hit.

It was funny when people thought all three kids belonged to one Dad. Only the middle one is mine.

Giveaway Lessons

So it's no secret that I am a giveaway addict. I enter tons of blog giveaways and win at least once every month. Today, I hijacked the ScrapTiffany blog to share with you some secrets about entering blog giveaways. Hop on over to check it out. I even give you a chance to practice your giveaway entering skills, if you know what I mean.

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Little Space

The challenge over at ScrapTiffany this week is to scrap your space. I'm sitting out this week because I have so much going on. Six dear friends are coming to visit on Friday. Right after they leave, my parents arrive. And right after they leave, my husband's parents arrive. Sooooo much to do. Oh, did I mention I'm taking a little road trip with some friends, so all my preparations need to be done by bedtime tomorrow. I can do this!!!! But I couldn't squeeze in time to do the challenge. But I did take some pictures of my crafting space.
We are a military family, so we move around a lot and never know what size our home will be. In our last house, I had an entire room just for my crafts. <> The closet alone was awesome. Now, I'm in a huge basement, but I have to share it with my husband's office and my daughter's playhouse and jumpy castle. I decided to get one of these Original Scrapboxes so I could always have plenty of storage and work space even if I had to put it in the guest room. 
I LOVE IT! Yea, the desktop is a little small, but I can't complain because just about everything I need is within arm's reach.
I have been a little crafty in the midst of all the cleaning and minor home improvements. I sewed curtains!!! Four of our 6 guests will be sleeping in the basement, and I thought they might appreciate not giving the neighbors a show.

Aren't they cute? I made three of them. I am crazy proud of myself because I had to google how to thread the machine (my MIL gave it to me)... bobbin and all. I am not experienced in sewing at all, but this project was so fulfilling. Now that the machine is threaded, I can sew on my cards. LOL!!! Finally!

Do you have some time? Where do you craft? Join the gang at ScrapTiffany and scrap your space.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Freebies

Here's some giveaways for you! Good luck.

Scrapbook & Cards Today

Moxie Fab World

Obsessed with Scrapbooking (tons of giveaways this week, so read carefully to find the others)

Creating Keepsakes

PaperTrey Ink (It's release time, so a huge giveaway each day.)

Scrapbook Trends

Bella Blvd.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Necklace Tutorial and a WINNER

I have a tutorial over at ScrapTiffany showing you how to make this necklace:

Click on over and check it out.

The random number generator says my Blog Hop winner is #3!! That's you TR, and this is what you've won:

Email me at we3braxtons at gmail dot com by Friday to claim your prize.
Thank you to everyone who left comments during the blog hop and became followers. I am so grateful.

Monday, June 7, 2010


ScrapTiffany challenged us to make a family-themed project this week. I made this fun card for my Daddy. He loves ice cream!! In fact, he can eat a half gallon of ice cream in 2 sittings. That's a quarter gallon of ice cream at a time. It's so funny to see his ice cream bowl... I wish I had a picture. His bowl is of average size and then there's this huge mound of ice cream that still has the sharp corner from the ice cream box in its shape. Hilarious! Now you'll understand the inside of the card.

I cut 3 separate strands of this rope stuff (what is it called?), knotted them to the loop and loosely braided them. I like the look.

Hey, don't forget my giveaway from the ScrapTiffany Blog Hop is still open through tonight. I'll announce the winner tomorrow, so make sure you check back to see if it's you.

Now head on over to ScrapTiffany to see what the other designers have made, and join us on this "family" challenge. This card also fits the "Just for Dad" challenge at Shabby Tea Room.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

ScrapTiffany Blog Hop

This is so exciting!! It's my first Blog Hop ever!!! If you didn't start at the beginning of the ScrapTiffany Blog Hop, click on over to HERE right now, so you don't miss any of the great projects and giveaways we have in store for you.

If you are new to my blog, I am thrilled to have you stop by. My blog mainly features the cards I make for all those awesome challenges in blogland. I love how a challenge gets me creating something I might not come up with on my own. My wish is to get YOU creating for challenges, too. You'll never regret it.

I also LOVE to share with you the giveaways I find (and enter). You might want to consider becoming a follower (wink, wink) so you won't miss out on my next post linking you to the giveaways. Speaking of giveaways, I have one of my very own for one lucky commenter. Keep reading.....

This ScrapTiffany Blog Hop is all about recycled projects. I chose to turn a used pressed powder compact into a brag "book." That's right, one of these:
(I can't take credit for this idea because I saw it on a blog somewhere.... and I'm so sorry I cannot give proper credit.)
To get started, I popped out the remaining powder with a butter knife, then I washed the entire compact. Next, I went ahead and decorated the outside with some rub-ons and patterned paper.
I used my Gypsy to weld 6 circles together. I cut them at 2 1/8 inches on my Cricut so they would be smaller than the inside of the compact. I then folded them like an accordion.

After choosing 6 photos, I just printed them out as a contact sheet. (I use a iPhoto and this is a printing option. If you don't have a Mac, just print your photos smaller than your circles.)

Now get out your tiniest embellishments. Rub-ons, bling and brads work great. After my strip of photos were attached to the circles and embellished, I put a ton of glue dots on the back of the last circle and adhered it to the compact.

Fold it all up and snap closed.

Now on to the giveaway. I haven't finished putting it all together, but it'll be great. And if you don't see yourself using some of it, give it away on your blog. There is no shame in re-gifting.... sometimes. To enter, just leave a comment about your worst re-gift. I have a certain family member who is notorious for the bad re-gift, so my stories would be endless. I'll close this giveaway on Monday night and announce the winner on Tuesday. You must check back here to see if you've won. Hey, if you become a follower and put my blog on your google reader, you won't have to remember because you'll be stopping by anyway :) How perfect!!

I really am so glad you stopped by. Now hop on over to April's blog.