Saturday, January 29, 2011

My first giveaway!!!

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Twelve Crafts Till Christmas and Flamingo Toes are hosting a Blog Spa Week and you're all invited!!

January 23 - 28 will be a week full of spa tutorials, tips and giveaways!

Each blog will have it's own tutorials and giveaway each day.

And I'm sponsoring one of the giveaways! I am giving away some Lemongrass Spa product! And just maybe, I'll be giving away something else here solely for my subscribers. We'll see...

Here are all the sponsors:
Spread the word! Who couldn't use some at-home pampering? I'm sure we all deserve some! And grab their button for your blog (see it at the top right of mine). It may give you an extra entry or two. Grab the html for it on either of their blogs.

So tell me what you would most like to win from these giveaways. And if I give away something on my blog what Lemongrass Spa product would you most like to see? Consider each of your comments from now on an entry!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mr. Destructo strikes again

I have been crafting a lot lately which means the baby is in the craft room with me more. Well, he gets bored and starts exploring. Before I know it I look down and he's undone so much!! His favorite place to play is under my desk in the drawers that hold some paper packs and my Thickers collection!

 The little stinker! He's like, "Yeah, so what. I did it. And I'll do it again!"

And he loves to pull out this ribbon from a kit I've yet to work on. Maybe that means I should just finish the project already so he can't play with it!

And when he's not pulling things ot of drawers and dumping them all over the place he likes to put things in his mouth. He likes to suck on my fingertip sponge daubers (used ones with ink all over them); he's eaten labels off of my Glimmer Mist spray bottles; he's chewed on my adhesive eraser; and today I pulled an ink pad out of his mouth. Martha Stewart's Stem Green in fact. Here's proof:

Little goof ball.

7 months

 Here is another layout. This is one of Colton at 7 months old. I used a sketch from for MWM #27. Find the sketch HERE, I can't get blogger to upload it now.

And Colton admiring himself!

Chocolate Chip textured cardstock from SU!
Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait cardstock from SU!
Imaginisce's Apple Cider line patterned paper
Flourishes cut on Cricut with Accent Essentials cartridge

Thursday, January 27, 2011

amber, aka MOMMY!

Here's a layout I did that ended up being harder than I thought. Why? Because it was about ME!  I 've been doing a lot of scrapbooking lately of my kids' photos. And then a thought popped into my head. "How will my kids remember me?" Sure, they'll have all these scrap pages of their birthdays and first days of school, etc. But what about mom and dad?! So I decided that from now on I will also scrap myself, my husband and even just some of our day-to-day activities just so we can remember what it was like to have little ones all over the house. And so our kids will remember some fun stuff about us.

This is for Wee Memories Challenge #40 which is Free Your Creativity, which means anything goes!

I used's MWM #8 Sketch:

 AND, it is also for Stacy's Scrap Your Stash challenge over Sketches4All which is to make someting about yourself and to doodle on it.

I love these felt letters from Thickers.

 These flowers are from the new Sizzix die from SU!, Fun Flowers.

My attempts at doodling!

p.s. Don't forget to visit the blog spa this week until Jan 29th to win some fabulous spa products. Leave a comment on my post on top to enter AND visit TwelveCraftsTillChristmas by clicking on the button at top of my blog too!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Here is a layout I did awhile back and never posted. I just wanted to share since I think the photo of the boys is so cute. Plus, it was one of my first ever layouts.

I did this with a sketch from for MidWeek Mojo #1 (they are now on #26, so I'm a  little late posting!!).

The paper and embellishments are from My Mind's Eye Breaking Free kit.
Title is chipboard that I inked.

I just love the way those boys are hugging! It almost makes me forget all the other times they are fighting and kicking and biting each other. Almost.

Monday, January 24, 2011

New colors and a giveaway from The Twinery

The Twinery just released 3 new colors:

Blossom, Charcoal and Honeydew
So pretty!

As part of the release they are also having a GIVEAWAY!! You know I love giveaways! : )

Here's what's up for grabs:

Just go to their blog to enter to win.
Good luck!!

Oh, there's also a coupon code good for 25% off purchases through Sunday January 30th. Just enter NEWCOLORS when you check out!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A triple challenge entry

This is a triple challenge entry! For
Color Throwdown #25 to use Pear Pizzazz, Kraft and Blushing Bride colors
Stacy's Bling on 2011 Challenge #4 at Sketches4all to use at least 3 types of bling

It was going to be a cover for a notebook, but I cut the cardstock to small and it became a cover for my planner instead:
(Okay, so this isn't Blushing Bride, but I didn't have it. But I think this pink looks nice too!)

Here is my planner before:
Just plain green.
I covered it with Kraft cardstock (punched so it fit over the spiral) and then embellished away

My homemade flower:

Ingredients list:
Kraft and Early Espresso cardstock from SU!
Other paper is random from my scraps
Linen thread is SU!
Green ribbon is Offray
Green bracket cut from Accent Essentials cartridge
Newsprint patterned paper from SU!
Olive vine glimmer mist
Crushed Olive Distress stickles
Corduroy button is retired SU!
Library clip is retired SU!
Rhinestones are Imaginisce from the I-Rock Hot Rocks compact
Script stamp is from SU!'s French Foliage
Ink is river Rock, Early Espresso, Basic Black and Old Olive
Punches from SU!: 1 3/4" scallop circle, Spiral Border, Decorative Label, Boho Blossoms

Now let's just see how long this lasts before something falls off of it!


Here is a cute (if I do say so myself!) little card I made quickly last night.

I think this is the first 3x3 card I've made! They're so cute at this size. I wanted it to fit in the gift bag I was giving her. It's for a coworker of my husband who just had a little boy.

It is also for Wee Memories Challenge #39 which is to use ribbon on your project.

I used both twine and a brown ribbon for this baby boy card.

The sentiment is double stamped, first with white and then in brown for a shadow effect.
It's also hard to tell but the brown cardstock is inked in light blue and the blue cardstock is inked in brown.

 I love that little onesie stamp!

 And the inside of the card matches the front too.

Cute and simple. : )

Kraft, Early Espresso cardstock from SU!
Blue cardstcok is from my scrap pile
Both stamps are in the Baby Bundle set from SU!
Twine is SU!
Ribbon is Offray
Early Espresso ink from SU!
Sea Lavender ink (the baby blue) from Martha Stewart

Monday, January 3, 2011

Vote for me! Please : )

***Update: I fell to second place the last few days and it looks like I'll finish in second. Thank you to everyone who voted for me!!! : ) ***

My Christmas card was chosen to be in this week's contest at Scrapbooks, etc.

You can vote for it daily until Jan 9th at:

So please stop by and vote for me daily if you can!! : )
I don't win anything other than a certificate, but still it's winning. So please vote if you don't mind. Thank you.

And, if you're interested I will post instructions on how I made this later. I need to go make dinner now.

More giveaways!

Elizabeth over at Twelve Crafts Till Christmas is celebrating her one year blogoversary! AND she is having a giveaway every day this week! Check out her blog for all the sponsoring companies and giveaway details. (Today's giveaway involves jewelry!!) Here is the link for all the goodies:

Even if you're not interested in the giveaways (how could you not be?) check out her blog for really cute handmade kids gifts! And recipes, linkup parties and other crafts.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Giveway from Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings (which isn't very easy to say or remember!) is having a blogoversary giveaway!

Here's what's up for grabs:

Visit their blog for more details on how to enter.