Giveaway, giveaway time! (2-15)



I recently used these new and dang cool crafting tools from Martha Stewart Crafts – the mini scoring board, the retractable craft knife and the folding tool – for  a special project. Ok, not really these tools, but ones just like them!

Anyway, I ended up with an extra set of tools and was told by the special project task master (Yeah, she might hunt me down for calling her that, but I digress.), “Hey, feel free to give the extras away!”

So guess what? I am!

Leave a comment on this post by midnight on Monday (2/18), and I’ll pick one of you to win these goods!

Good luck!

(Please note: This blogger should not be held responsible for the awesome feeling you will have should you win these tools nor the loud woohoo that “might” occur! Nor should I be held responsible for the love for them that the lucky winner will feel.)

Today’s Project (2-9)


Hello all!

So I walked on the wild side today and made something non-card for Valentine’s Day. I put together these simple little treat bags.

They were super easy.


I started out with a couple tags. I cut some patterned patterned paper to go on them and then just started stamping with stamps from a couple stamp sets from Technique Tuesday – Adored by Ali Edwards and Love Always Wins by Ali Edwards. I slapped the papers onto the tags, added a few gems and called it good.

Then I stuffed some candy treats into small glassine bags and wrapped some patterned paper strips (from Crate Paper) around it. I thought the randomness of the papers (from their On Trend collection) worked swell for the project.


Finally, I tied on a little jute twine to each package and hung the tags from it.

Easy peasy. And, now, if the postal service will work with me to help these get in the hands of a few sweet friends in time for Valentine’s Day… 😉

By the way, I’ve got  prize to give away! Who won the slot in the You’ve Got Mail! with Lisa Spangler class from Studio Calico?! Well, hot dog. That would be Perrie (2/5 at 10:33)! Congrats, Perrie! Check your email for a note from me.

Be back again tomorrow!

Giveaway: Journey Into Card Making (1-29)


Hi all!

How about another giveaway? My good friend, Julie Campbell, is teaching a new card making class called Journey Into Card Making over on 2Peas. Julie said I could give away a slot to one of you. Woohoo!

Here is some more info on the class:

“Whether you’re a seasoned card maker or have yet to make your first card, this workshop will take you on a journey to create handmade cards that your friends & loved ones will cherish. Julie will start out by teaching you card making basics; you will create a card organizer to file away all the new cards you’ll be designing! You’ll then travel on to gain greater design skills. You’ll dive into design principles and learn how to create an eye pleasing design. You’ll learn all about composition & balance in a way that will take your cards from good to great! 

Become adventurous and explore some of the hottest trends in paper crafting! In this workshop, you’ll also learn how to incorporate colors in your projects & how to create cards in several unique styles. 

Included in this workshop are over 30 brand-new card samples from Julie and her contributors. The three chapters contain a printable PDF for a total of over 40 pages, and 80 minutes of coordinating video tutorials. Julie’s talented contributors include card makers Laura Bassen & Michelle Wooderson. 

At the end of this journey, you’ll find a BONUS chapter filled with souvenirs! Create a trendy card set with the card making kit designed by Marcy Penner of Hello Forever. The kit will be available for download as a PDF and as a cutting file you can use with your Silhouette machine. 

The content of this workshop will be available immediately upon purchase. The lessons are available for you to work at your own pace and upon purchase can be accessed in the “Workshops” section under “Classes & Events.” A private message board forum is also available to ask questions for Julie and to connect with other participants.”


Want to win the slot? Well, leave a comment for me by midnight on Thursday (1/31), and I’ll pick one of you to win the slot!

Good luck!

Giveaway… Giveaway… Giveaway! (1-26)


Online Card Classes is back with an all-new take on one of their most popular classes: Clean & Simple Card Making 2! Join Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, Julie Ebersole and friends to discover the “secret” to minimalistic and fabulous cards. Learn new techniques and be inspired by 26+ videos and 34+ clever and creative card designs. Gather inspiration from your fellow students and Online Card Classes teachers in the forums and galleries. Then print out class PDFs to take Clean & Simple Card Making 2 with you wherever you go. Plus, with lifetime access, random giveaways and shopping discounts galore, you’ll be able to outfit your card making stash in clean and simple style.

I am super excited because they are using some Technique Tuesday stamps in the class, including the Bright Idea set that I designed. (Thank you, OCC! I can’t wait to see!)

For more information on the class, go here  HERE. The class runs January 28 – February 8, but you can join any time and have lifetime access to it!

And guess what? I get to give a slot away for the class. Yeppers. I do! (Thank you, OCC friends!) Leave a comment for me by midnight Sunday! I’ll pick one of you to win the slot.