Friday, June 25, 2010

Mel's Blog Candy

Mel is giving away a you pick two stamps for her blog candy.  Go here to find out the deets on how to enter for your chance to win two stamps of your choice from any company of your choice.  This ends July 8th, so hurry.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Secret Crafter's Freebie Friday

`The Secret Crafter's Blog is having a Freebie Friday again this week where you can enter to win one of her Manga stamps called Molly Sitting. Look at this cutie

Go here to see how you can enter for chance to win Molly.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


June's Prima Product Picks


This month's PPP is absolutely gorgeous! The black and white products are perfect for so many occasions: weddings, anniversaries, graduations...while the touches of pink add a hint of romance.

Picks Include:
535193 Raja Centers in Silver
530105 Bonnet Blooms in White
537814 Symphony Blend in White
532338 Jewel Box Butterflies in Silver
537579 Melange Flowers in Pink
538194 Grand Dame in Sterling
536053 Dynasty Center in Pink
536794 Flights of Fancy Glitter Cardstock Stickers
535063 Sultan Centers in Black and White
536886 Alchemy Flowers-Isis
538606 Fairytale Roses in Orchid
530976 Stud Centers in White and Black
533489 Country Elegance Flowers in Fuschia

Go here to find out how to win this prize pack.

Mina's Blog Candy

Mina is celebrating 750 followers and 150,000 hits by offering up some great blog candy.  Look at what you could get.  It ends June 20th so go here to enter for your chance to win.

Pinky's Blog Candy

Pinky is giving away a great package of scrap goodies.  You should check her blog out for wonderful inspiration as well.  I love her layouts and her stories are always great.  Here is a pic of what she is giving away.  The giveaway ends July 1st.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BlueMoon Scrapbooking - Edited

BlueMoon Scrapbooking is having a 3 day sale on Basic Grey supplies.  They are also doing a give-away for each of the three days.
Here's the giveaway for day 1:

Here's the giveaway for day 2:

EDITED: to add the giveaway for day 3

Here's the sales info and go here to shop:
Basic Grey Sale will be for the next 3 days.

All Basic Grey is 15% off and WOW this includes sale Basic Grey items. Use code BG15 in the coupon section when checking out and click apply.

Also, orders over $65.00 will receive a NEW Tattered Angels Chalk Board Glimmer Mist.  (write Basic Grey Special in comment section when checking out to receive the ChalkBoard)

Plus, Free shipping on all orders over $50.00.

Sale and Promo ends Wednesday night.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Lynette's Birthday Candy

Lynette is giving away this awesome Heritage 1981 kit for her birthday on June 8th.  Go here to enter.

Whiff of Joy Candy

Katharina at Stamping with Whiff of Joy and Katharina Frei blog is giving away 2 sets of Whiff of Joy's STORE stamp kit "Blooming Spring", illustrated by the amazing Elisabeth Bell for reaching 1000 followers.  These sets consist of 16 stamps each, deeply etched red rubber, already mounted on cling cushion mounting foam.  It ends June 12th so hurry here to sign up for your chance to win.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Lots of Blog Candy

Kate is giving away some great blog candy here, it ends June 25th.

Marlene is giving away a $60 gift certificate to CSN Stores, go here to enter.

Piali is also giving away some candy (see below) for her first Blogaversary.  Go here to find out how to enter.

Jacqui is giving away four new Hero stamps as her birthday candy here, ends June 18th.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Secret Crafter's Freebie Fridays

The Secret Crafter's Blog is having a Freebie Friday again this week where you can enter to win one of her Manga stamps called Jake with Bubbles.  Look at this cutie

Go here to see how you can enter for chance to win Jake.

New hAnglar Only Challenge Blog

Iris is giving away candy on her blog Paper Crafting in Cocoa to celebrate the first challenge at the new hAnglar Only Challenge Blog.  I wish I had some hAnglar stamps so I could participate in the challenge, you get a second entry in the candy if you partipcate in the first challenge.

The candy is open until June 15th.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Birthday Decorations

Here are some of the projects I made for my DD's 6th birthday party.  She had a costume party (not a dress up party) because boys were invited too ;), but she also wanted to have a princess party theme because, of course, that is what she was going to dress up as.

Here are the invitations I designed on my Gypsy.  I used the castle and wordart from the Once Upon A Princess cart.  I put two castles on my Gypsy screen, flipped one and welded them together to make the shaped invitation.  I then did the layers for the torrents and gate behind the wordart and then I stretched the wordart to fit the front of the shaped card and trimmed off the flags.  For the inside, I printed the party information out on the computer and sized it to fit the middle square of the castle and used pink and purple font color to fit the color of paper used for that invitation.  I cut the 35 invitations in pinks and purples from my stash and scrap box so I did not buy any new paper to make these :)  The inside said, "You are cordially invited to a Royal Costume Ball to help celebrate Princess Bailey's 6th birthday . . . Come dressed in your favorite costume."  Needless to say, we had 9 princesses show up, but we also had one ballerina, one Raggety Ann, one Indian, one Army guy and one soccer player. 

I made some paperdolls from PDDU and EDPD and some princesses from both princess carts to put on sticks for cupcake toppers.  I made my DD a huge cupcake (you can't really see it but it is in back of the other cupcakes) and she wanted the ballerina doll in her cupcake.

This is the banner I designed on my Gypsy using a basic triangle from the George cart and placing two oval in the triangle close the the outer points to leave an opening for the ribbon to go through.  I cut the letters from the Storybook cart and the crowns from the Once Upon A Princess cart, I had a crown between each word.  The banner said Happy 6th Birthday Bailey.

This is a Pin the Crown on a Princess game I made on my Gypsy using the Once Upon A Princess cart.  I placed the princess on a 12X24 mat and stretched and thinned her out to fit the mat as much as possible.  then I added a page to the file and placed all the layers to her dress and stretched them to fit the princess.  She ended up being around 18 inches.  The black paper was poster board and the rest was paper from my stash/scrap pile.  The skin layer was two pieces of beige cardstock pieced together, since I knew it would be covered by the dress, it didn't matter that there was a break.  I took her to Staples and had her laminated.  I placed 18 crowns on a 12X24 mat and cut them out of gold/silver poster board (one side was gold and the other was silver) so the kids could write their name on it and we put double-sided tape on the other side.  I made the bright pink crown for my DD as that is her favorite color.
I also made a few signs for out front of the church to show people where to go to enter the hall that said "Royal Costume Ball this way" with an arrow showing which way.  To make the signs, I used my Gypsy and placed a frame from Storybook on the 12X24 mat and placed the letters inside the frame so they would be cut out of the frame.  I cut it out on black poster board and then cut two frames only out of yellow poster board.  I placed one yellow frame behind the black frame to make the words stand out and then I placed the black letters I cut out on the second yellow frame and had two signs to place out front.  I flipped the arrow on the yellow frame to point in the opposite direction and was able to place a sign on each side of the building.  I forgot to take pictures of them.  I think I still have the black frame and will update this post and if I can get a picture of it.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sassy Studios Anniversary - Day 4

Sassy Studios is having a relay contest in honor of their first year anniversary. This is the last day of the relay contest.

Here is my card I made with Sassy Hatter, the final image in the relay: