Saturday, March 28, 2009

And the winners are...

And the winners are...Olive Oyl and Nicole!

Olive Oyl I will be sending you your free copy of the You're Invited Idea Book, and Nicole I will be sending you your free copy of Scrapbook Trends March Issue!  I will also be including some free scrappy goodies for you!  Congrats chicas!  :)

My husband was sweet enough to help me pick the winners.  He didn't even know I was doing a give away so I just had him pick two numbers without telling him why.  After he picked the numbers I told him, "you just picked two winners!"  He was a bit confused until I explained.  

Hope you're all having a fabulous Saturday!  We just got back from a fun birthday party.  The little guy is down for a nap and his daddy just fell onto the couch for a nap too.  I think I may join them.  I am feeling really tired today!  

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sew fun!

Okay, so nothing scrappy to share with you today but I do have a few things that have really caught my eye and got my giddy!  So my new secret is that I FINALLY got into sewing!  My sweet mom gave me this little sewing machine that I think should probably only be used for paper-crafting but I just had some windows in my house calling for curtains.  Well, I just finished my first sewing project!  I made a valance for over our sliding glass doors in our family room.  A super easy, beginner project but I am just proud of myself for figuring out how to use the sewing machine in the first place!  My mom is a master seamstress and makes all kinds of beautiful and complicated things.  She had tried to teach me over the years but I never really caught on.  I guess I am more of a self-taught person.  Anyway, all that to say here are a few things that I am excited about now that my craftiness has expanded to sewing!  Enjoy!

First, Cosmo Cricket's new Cogsmo fabric!

Second, these adorable book covers by Christina's!

And third, this fabric banner by Elizabeth Kartchner (if only I had a little girl to make it for)!

Oh, and a little paper crafting inspiration too: Handmade Wreath's!  What do you think?

Hope you're all having a wonderful Friday!  Don't forget you have until midnight tonight to enter the drawing for my first giveaway!  See this post!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

enjoy a sunny day

Here is a little card I put together recently! I love that spring is here! I really miss the sun during the winter months. There is something about being outside on a sunny day that just makes me feel so good! Hope you're all having a happy day!

Don't miss out on getting your name in the drawing for my first giveaway! You have until Friday night! See this post!

Sunny Day Card
Patterned Paper: K & Company
Letter stickers: Basic Grey
Ribbon: Making Memories
Brad: K & Company
Flowers, sewing thread: craft supply

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A little inspiration for you!

I'm trying to get better about posting everyday!  Even though I don't have anything scrappy of my own to share everyday I thought I will start sharing some of the things that inspire me!  I just found Jordan Ferney blog and love it!  Check out these adorable balloon boat invitations she made!  

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!  You still have time to enter the drawing for my giveaway!  See my previous post!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Back from the dead, a GIVEAWAY, & 2S4Y!

Hello All!  Wow, it has been a long time since I've been around this here blog of mine!  The last two weeks have been really crazy for our family!  First we took a road trip out to Utah to visit my husband's parents and attend one of my best friend's weddings.  Ethan did amazing in the car!  Hardly any crying with the help of a portable DVD player and a goodie bag full of nic-nac's from the dollar store.  Pretty good for a 13 month old in the car for 10+ hours.  Anyway, our trip was a blast, but the day we got home Ethan got the flu.  He proceeded to  pass it on to both my husband and I as well as the rest of our family here.  Needless to say, we have been recovering for the past week and yesterday was the first day I felt like I was coming back from the dead.

These pictures of are of a couple flowers that were blooming in my mother-in-law's backyard.  That is one thing I miss about springtime in Utah...the flowers are beginning to bloom even amidst a few snow storms.  

Enough about what has been going on around here...I have some exciting news!!!  Today I want to do my first GIVEAWAY!!!  As I mentioned in my previous post two weeks ago (gosh, has it been that long!), my first cards came out in publication!  To celebrate this fun occasion for myself I am going to GIVE AWAY ONE COPY of EACH MAGAZINE I have been  published in!  

To be entered into the giveaway just LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST!  And if you want to get your name into the drawing more than once TELL A FRIEND about this drawing and make sure they leave a comment telling me you sent them!  Easy enough right?!  Oh, and did I mention I will throw in some cute scrappy supplies!  :)

I will leave this drawing open until Friday, March 27th at 11:59pm PST.  I will announce the winners the following Saturday! 

The first winner will receive the You're Invited Idea Book by Scrapbook Trends!

And the second winner will receive Scrapbook Trends March Issue which is now SOLD OUT online!

For now I will leave you with these two bright, cheery cards I created today using Laura's sketch this week over at 2S4Y!  A simple and easy sketch with endless possibilities!  

New Baby Card
Cardstock: CTMH & Bazzill
Tag: Sassafras
Pom-poms & ribbon: craft supply
Accessories: Cuttlebug dotted embossing folder

Little Boy Card
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Sassafras
Tag: Sassafras
Swirl: CTMH
Ribbon: KI Memories

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Summertime cards & my 1st PUB!!!

So, obviously I didn't get around to posting more of my summer cards over the weekend, but here are two more.  I finally pulled out this CTMH stamp that I had sitting in my stamp stash but hadn't used yet!  Isn't it a fun stamp?

Oh, and I have some EXCITING NEWS!!!  My first two cards have been published by Scrapbook Trends!  I have one card in their March Issue and one in their You're Invited Idea Book.  I am a bit sad cause I haven't gotten my copies in the mail yet but I saw them in our local scrapbook store today!  I feel so honored to have had the chance to get published and am quite excited for further future opportunities!  

I am hoping to have a giveaway soon to celebrate!  Check back over the next couple days for a chance to win some yummy scrappy supplies!

Food Card Supplies
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamp: CTMH (Summertime)
Ink: CTMH (Chocolate)
Floss: Karen Foster
Buttons: American Crafts
Other: Colored Pencils (CTMH)

Summertime Garden Card Supplies
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamp: CTMH (Summertime)
Ink: CTMH (Chocolate)
Floss: Karen Foster
Button: American Crafts
Ribbon: Making Memories
Other: Colored Pencils (CTMH), sewing thread