Tuesday, November 22, 2011

And the winners are....

I'm so sorry for my delay in posting the giveaway winners for Jinky's ebook. I caught a virus and spent Friday - Sunday in bed. Catch up time on Monday and now I'm back to normal! Whew.

So there are three winners....

1st place winner of the 2nd Edition e-book is...

2nd place winner of the 1st Edition e-book is...

3rd place winner of their choice of 6 tutorials is...

Congratulations! I will pass along this info to Jinky and I think she will contact you for your email address to send you your e-book or tutorials. Thanks for playing.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Peace and Joy

Project #35 of 100

I stamped the Worn Music background stamp on white cardstock, then aged it with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo inks. Then I stamped Peace & Joy from Unity and aged it as well, distressed the edges, and mounted on black cardstock.

Inspiration is from the following challenges:

* Unity Stamp Company Challenge Let it Snow which is to use snow, snowmen, snowflakes, christmas trees.. anything to do about this coming winter season.

And I got to use my new Helmar liquid scrap dots finally! There's dimension to the card without any unsightly white foam. : )
Can you tell? It looks like I didn't zoom in close enough and I'm too lazy to go back and fix it : \

Also, I think the card needs another color. I'm thinking pink. I thought about putting some Spun Sugar Stickles onn the flourishes on the tree. What do you think? It needs something. Maybe some rhinestones? Let me know if you have suggestions.

This is also my Friends with Flair post for Unity. So hop on over and join the blog hop for some easy prizes! Just comment on blogs to win!

1 Christmas card down, too many to go

Supplies used:
Unity Stamps: Worn Music, Peace & Joy
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress inks in Vintage Photo and Antique Linen; StazOn in Jet Black; SU marker  in Old Olive
Ribbon: 7gypsies seam binding
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

And don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a free e-book tutorial that will teach you to create wonderful gift boxes and more! Today is the last day. Click here or see the post below. You don't need an electronic die cutter to use this.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Giveaway time!

I'm hosting a giveaway for Jinky over at Jinky's Crafts. She designs some really great 3D craft projects such as gift boxes, cards, exploding cards/invites, and so much more. 

She has made this great Twelve Days of Christmas Tutorial E-Book (includes everything you see in the pic above). I have last year's edition and there are so many great things to make! I'm excited to get this 2nd edition also!

What better way to package all your gifts than in boxes you made yourself!

Here's what you can win:

First Prize :  FREE  12 Days of Christmas E-Book (2nd Edition)
2nd Prize: FREE  12 Days of Christmas E-Book (Revised 1st Edition)
3rd Prize: FREE 6  Tutorials  from the 12 Days of Christmas (your choice)

What do you have to do to win?

1. Be a follower of Jinky's Crafts Blog  and..

2. Post on your blog or put on your blog sidebar a picture of one of the Jinky's Crafts giveaway on your blog or facebook page and link it back to Jinky'sCrafts 12 Days of Christmas E-Book.  and...

3. Leave a Facebook comment on the Jinky'sCrafts 12 Days of Christmas E-Book page . Just tell what is your favorite project among the 12 projects. 
**Make sure you scroll all the way down to find the facebook comments at the bottom of the page**

Once you have done this, simply leave one comment with the link to your blog or facebook page below on this post.

I will pick the winners and announce them on Friday, November 18th at 8:00 PM Mountain time. Make sure you come back to check!

Check out her page for the tutorial if you have any questions or want to see the projects.

Also, if you like giveaways, you might want to become a follower of my blog. I've been feeling very grateful during this month of Thanksgiving for all the readers I have. So... I might just be having my own giveaway for my followers coming up soon. Just sayin'  ; )

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tame Your Rebel Week 1

M is for Manual. Who knew?? Okay, I did know that much. But not too much more. About my camera that is. I am thoroughly embarrassed to say that I have had my camera almost two years now and I haven't read my manual nor managed to take a photo outside of the Auto setting. It's sad, but true.

I've tried looking online for fun blogs or tutorials to help but they either want a ton of money or are already too advanced for me. I learned that Tiffany from Making the World Cuter has a series on her photography blog that just might be what I'm looking for. She's teaching us how to use our Canon Rebel or other DSLR properly. THANKS, Tiffany!!

It turns out I happen to have a Canon Rebel XSI. Perfect.
never mind the dirty lens and the even dirtier bathroom mirror.

Her first assignment of Tame Your Rebel (as she calls it!) is to find a landscape and to turn the dial to Manual and use the shutter dial to adjust the exposure. I didn't even know what that dial was for. I kid you not. No idea. I excitedly ran outside and shot a few frames, mostly of the kids, and ran back in. I guess I could have tried harder but I was just too excited!

So here are my unedited, straight from the camera photos I took. Well, I compressed them so they wouldn't take days to upload, but other than that they are unedited:


So....nothing spectacular, but I am loving the exposure. And I love even more that I know how to use that dial!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

You Make Me Happy

Here's a QUICK card I make to meet the deadline at a NEW challenge blog.
It's at Woodgrain Mustache and it's a color challenge!

 It's a dark and dreary day here in Colorado so the colors in my photos are a little weird.
Plus, I smeared a little on my stamping. I'm soo sad!

Here's what the colors are supposed to look like:

I fussy cut the flowers from some American Crafts paper. I can't remember the name of the collection, but the aqua-colored paper is from the same pack. I used my Crop-a-dile to set those eyelets and laced it with some twine.

Stampin Up Crumb Cake cardstock
American Crafts paper
Twinery Twine - Mandarin and Maraschino
Stampin Up Early Espresso ink
Unity Stamp CO - "a pocket full of" stamp set
WRMK eyelets