Tuesday, July 27, 2010

After the sad closure of Magical Crafts Joanne and the other DT girls got together to set up a brand new fortnightly challenge blog Craft Your Days Away and it will be launching with their first challenge on...Saturday 7th August.  It will still be a multi-crafts challenge blog, it'll be much the same as before just a brand new name and home.

Of course to help spread the word they have some blog candy up for grabs for 3 lucky winners.

Prize 1

Prize 2

Prize 3
So how do you enter the blog candy.... go here to find out.

Closing date for all blog candy entries will be Friday 6th August at 16:00 (UK time), and the winners will be announced along with their 1st challenge the next day.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Victoria Case Blog Candy

I am back from vacation and am trying to get back into the swing of things and get caught up on some of the blogs I follow.  One of the things that caught my attention was that Victoria Case is coming out with some new images for SCACD on July 30th.  Go to Victoria Case's blog to find out how to enter for a chance to win the new sheet, plus two more chances by visiting the SCACD blog and the QuixoticPaperie blog.

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Townscrappers Last Challenge for Summer

The Town Scrapper and its Scrapettes are going on a summer hiatus from now, until September 10.  You can go here to visit the challenge blog.

This week's challenge is: Anything Goes! Just post your cutest project for the week! 

Phebe, the owner The Town Scrapper store, stocks various stamps and you can use any of them on your project for the challenge.
All you have to do to enter to win a fabulous prize is to post on your blog and tell everyone about the Townscrappers "last post until after Labour Day", and be sure to link back to The Town Scrapper in your post.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Crafters Companion's New Release

Crafters Companion will be releasing a brand new Collection of 12 Stamps and a CD, this new collection will feature as the Pick of the Week on Create and Craft from 11am On Friday 16th July .

This awesome SWALK collection is a bit different from the previous releases and features some of the cutest characters and wonderful sentiments that will appeal to anyone from 1 to 100. The CD has been designed to complement the Stamps perfectly and features the usual popular designs sets, borders alphabets , inserts, verse writer etc , they have also included 2 sets of co-ordinating papers plus the most amazing co-ordinating flowers that can be resized and layered to make awesome embellishments for your creations.
To celebrate the launch of the new release of  Crafters Companion News and Inspriations blog is offering the complete POW to one lucky winner drawn at random at midnight Saturday 17th July and announced on Sunday 18th July.

The DT are showing sneak peeks all week long and offering a little candy of their own.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Elizabeth Bell Blog Candy

The Definitive Elisabeth Bell Blog Candy Give Away will be open for 6 days, closing on Friday July 16th at 11:59 pm, Arizona time. The winner will be announced on Saturday July 17th at noon (or 12:00 pm).It’s that time again - Blog Candy time! Woot!!

Up for one lucky winner is the “Definitive Blog Candy Give Away”, which has the following stamps from the rubber stamp companies that you and I love!:

Belles ‘n Whistles - SEVEN beautiful pre-cut clear, genuine Photopolymer stamps - The Forever Young Collection: A Child’s Prayer, Merry-Go!, Clowning Around, Eden with Teddy, Fairy Play, Little Eden, Princess Tales and Sweet Dreams (just so you know, these gorgeous stamps are flying off the shelves fast and one is already out of stock! So the lucky winner will be very lucky to get these! :)

Whiff of Joy - TWO Stamp Kits featuring uncut, beautifully mounted stamps: Scheherazade (1001 Nights) with 7 stamps and beautiful sentiments created by the very talented Katharina Frei AND Aladin (1001 Nights) with 7 stamps and more beautiful sentiments created by Katharina Frei, owner of Whiff of Joy Stamps

SCACD - TWO full uncut, unmounted sheets of yummy stamps! Sampler Edition #4 containing 7 stamps, and my latest release through SCACD, Sampler Edition #5 containing 7 more delightful stamps

In total, there are THIRTY-SIX stamps including wonderful sentiments from Whiff of Joy!

I so want to win this!!  I love all of her stamps. 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Jodi's Birthday Candy

Jodi is giving away five different candies to celebrate her birthday.  Drop by her blog here to find out how to win some of the candy, look how yummy.  I wouldn't mine winning any of them.  They are all great.  You have until July 31st to enter.  While your there take a look at her beautiful cards, she does awesome work.

Dance Recital

Well after running to dance every Wednesday and Saturday for the last 9 months, the dance recital was finally here.  Bailey was wonderful.  As long as she didn't look at anyone else, she performed perfectly.  It was only when she watched the others, and if they messed up, she messed up.  She did a great job and loved every minute of it.  She loves to dance and is such a drama queen.  The ballet production was a Paris Tour theme and she was a poodle.  They were so cute with their white tutus trimmed in pink and little puffy tail and ears.  So for her card, I used the poodle cut off of the Create a Critter cart on the Cricut and the rest were stickers from a Creative Memories pack I got a while ago, I forget the name of the pack.

She also perform a Gymnastic routine which was to Work It and a Jazz routine to Witch Doctor by Alvin & The Chipmunks.  She was also in the finale which was a compiliation of songs from Dirty Dancing, it was really cute.

Graduation Projects

Bailey has graduated from Kindergarten.  We made treat bags for her to take in (which I did not take a pic of, I will have to take one of hers before she opens it) and a thank you card for her teacher for being the best teacher (I forgot to take a picture of the card for her teacher before she took it in).  She has done really well this year.  She even won an award for writing stories, I was so proud of her.  She loves to talk so the storytelling is probably a natural extension of that ;)  She is growing up so fast, sometimes I miss when she was a baby. 

Here is the card I made to give to Bailey and wrote how proud we were of her inside.

Father's Day Cards

Here is the Father's Day card I made for DS to give to DH.  I used a blue based card with paper from 7 Gypsies and the image is a Victoria Case exclusive for The Town Scrapper, I received the stamped image in a blog hop candy.  I stamped the inside with "I want to follow in your footsteps" and below that "Happy Father's Day".  I really like this image, it is so adorable and reminds me of my DS because he loves to put on DH's slippers and walk around the house.

I colored an image to make a card for my DD to give to DH too but she decided she wanted to make her own card to give him so I did not use it.  She really likes making her own cards and she has started drawing pictures and placing them in her "memory book".

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Andrea's Blog Candy

Look at this awesome blog candy:

Go visit Andrea to find out how to enter for your chance to win.  Hurry, she will draw the winner on July 12th.