Friday, December 31, 2010

Maya Road Goodies

Right HERE on Maya Road's FB Page, follow instructions, win $30 of goodies !

Mo Manning Freebie

If you have seen Mo's drawings art, I know you love it. If you haven't, I know you will. Mo has graciously made another freeebie piece of art for us, along with 3 sentiments. To collect this, please go here and "like" her FB page, then follow the instructions for download. It's easy peasy, and takes just seconds.


Although this is a freebie, Mo is a digital Artist (like Janna) and they make their money from hits to their site and number of downloads they have, which leads to more customers who eventually buy the images that are for sale. These images are their reputation. Mo has had several issues with sites in countries other than the US, as well as in the US. They copy her work and even take her copyright off the images and claim them as theirs (corrected misspelling from hers to theirs). Copyrights and digital sharing are serious business, not to be messed with. If you think you see work that appears to be stolen on another site, please let the original artist know.

Before you share or sell anything you make with ANYONE'S images, be sure to check their Angel policies.

Crafter's Companion Contest

 From their blog : Here is how you can win one. Just refer all of your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to our blog. Once they sign up they need to email me at and have them give me the name of the person that referred them. (that would be you). You can have as many entries as you want, it's all up to you. Then the people that you referred can refer their friends to get in the contest too. So lets get going and start spreading the news. The contest ends on January 31st so you have plenty of time to make your list of people to contact.

Treasure Trove !!

Here is a great reason to get yourself a Twitter account, if you haven't already. Looking up #giveaway will get you a listing of giveaways on Twitter. Again, not all craft. Wish I could stick to all craft giveaways, but this has cool cool stuff, and alot of it ends TODAY !

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Numerous Freebies of all kinds

This site has a number of different freebies, not all craft related -- Ascending Butterfly

Thursday's Loot

Not alot for you today, but it is miserably snowing and going to get VERY cold here in South Dakota, so I figured I'd see what there was, it's been kind of high and dry lately. So here they are :
EK Success Brands Home for the Holidays ends 12-31. Also sign up for the newsletter to keep on top of things

PebblesInc  Submit your comment by Sunday at midnight (EST). Winner announced Monday morning

BurdaStyleSews Scroll down a few comments for the giveaway

CK Sweepstakes Holiday Trim Sweepstakes I think I posted this already, but if you missed it, here it is again...only ONE entry allowed, more than one will invalidate all entries by you. Ends Dec 31

PSA Stamp Camp wants to know what kind of punches you use. Doesn't appear to have a prize attached, but I'm a firm believer you should visit this site at least a couple times a week. At least.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Surprise - not so surprising

Was planning to have pictures up by this morning. Went to get the battery out of the charger, because 24+ hours should be enough, right ? Battery was dead as a doornail. Bad connection between the charger and the wall. The whole thing is close to 10 years old anyway. I have a 1.3 MP Nikon Coolpix, got it when it first came out for about $400....I think they sell on eBay for like $1.25 now...LOL. onestly, it takes great pictures, even if they are blown up to 8 x 10s.

Have a Workshop on the Go with my CTMH friends tonight, we're using the Magnifique Workshop - gorgeous blues and brown and teals. I hear a rumor there's a mini catalog coming soon, will clarify tonight if I can. Right now and until the end of Dec, if you spend $20 at a consultant's site (use the CTMH badge on the blog here), you will get a random set worth $ that's a deal. I can't do it myself this month, but like I said, hit that CTMH on my page and it takes you right to my Joani !

Monday, December 27, 2010

I'm back Again ... With a BIG Announcement

Just needed a couple of days to relax, unwind, and celebrate Christmas with my mother. Good food, great presents, lots of sugary things that are absolutely no good for know, the holidays, Christmas, whatever you call it, it's just that time of year to appreciate what you have and who is in your life.

If you are in the United States, you are living under a rock if you don't know Oprah is going to have her OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network). Kind of bums me out, because she's taking over the Discovery Health channel, which is what I watch when I can't sleep. Okay, now for the bottom line_______________________ I am branching out. I'm going to make this a REAL Blog, the way I intended it to be. By the end of this week, I'm going to have tabs for you to go to to look at my work, cards I have received from swaps, and some very basic tutorials. Many of them may be tutorials you have already seen, but it will be my product at the end. Credit will be given to the original poster of the tutorial. I'd like to do some sketch challenges, color challenges and eventually a blog hop. I'm so happy I have my 10 followers thru Google friend connect, I also have some from Twitter and Feedburner. I didn't realize how many people were coming to see me ! Once I get 25 followers thru Google Friend connect, I will give some blog candy away to one or two lucky followers. Get me to 100 followers, and it will be even BIGGER !!

The Christmas season was rich with giveaways, but I suspect that kind of traffic is going to scale back a bit. There are magazines and manufacturers who have weekly giveaways, and I will try to keep up with them as I have been. One of my tabs will include my favorite companies, and another will list the giveaways. Blog Hops and product releases often result in prizes too, so as much as I can, I will follow those and report back to you.

So, while the dust settles and then stirs up again, nice things will be happening here. Please stay with me and let me know how you feel about whats going on !

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas to all, And to All a Good Night !

Mom and I had homemade chicken and noodles and pumpkin pie for dinner. A friend of Mom's brought over a huge tin of homemade carmels. Presents got opened... I got a new sweatsuit, new black Isotoner gloves, a really cool red hat, Ghirardelli Dark chocolate with raspberriy filling, and a Ghirardelli Vanilla Bar and a brand new pillow. Mom got a gift certificate to the birdseed shop in town. They package their own seed, and have a really nice shop with feeders and bird things. Tomorrow we'll go over to the neighbor's for dinner, and have chicken and noodles again later on (they are SO good the next day).

I'll be back on Dec 26.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday not alot, better than none



Burda Style

Moxie Fab World

Pardon My Dust

Doing a little reconstruction here, the pink was making my eyes go numb, I think the blue is a little more calming. I don't have many templates to choose from, and I know just enough about writing code to really mess this up. If any of you out there knows of some good free 3 column templates, let me know. I want to add a page yet for cards I have received from swaps, cards I have made, and a gallery for my dear followers to post their creations in. What else would you like to see ?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Going to get these out quick - 6 of them for you !

Going to just post the links so I can get these out quick - so remember to read the directions carefully

GCD Studios  THIS you MUST follow the directions !!

Scrapbook and Cards Today  A quick reminder that you have until 3pm EST today to get entered into all twelve days of our 12 Days of Holiday Giving, SCT Style! So, if you missed any of the giveawayss they had, you can still enter, but still only one entry per day. Good luck to everyone!

Burda Style

Teresa Collins

Scrapbook Trends

Creating Keepsakes

Giveaways are coming in slow, so I'm going to try to post as they come in.

Creating Keepsakes  Read the post about Holiday tags, the giveaway is towards the end.

Wednesday....Will it be Wild ?

No one seems to be awake yet in Giveaway Land, so I'm reposting a couple of things that are still going on

Scrapbooks Etc  OOdles of sweeps available, scroll down to turquoise box on left

Folgers $10,000 for groceries and 12 Folgers coupons (not a typo)

Core'dinations Day 10 of 12  Go to this page and watch the video, follow instructions,,, you could have 2 chances to win !

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


It went from bad to worse today. I ended up shoveling the driveway and now my back is out of whack. The best I can tell you is to check the bookmarks that I hope you made, or follow your FB page, and if you have "liked" some of the companies along the way, you'll see the offers on your wall. It was just one of those days, and I'm hoping I have the energy to make it across the room to my bed.

Cya tomorrow,

Rough day

been up since very early (3AM) and not feeling good. Will be back later with a few posts.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Manic Monday 7+ so far

Fiskars  One entry during contest period. Contest good thru 02-20-2011

Folgers  Daily entry thru 12-21 at noon for $1000 grocery gift card and 12 Folgers coffee coupons  Multiple giveaways into next year ! Please read rules.

MoxieFabWorld  More than 1 giveaway ?

Burda Style  Want to win a sewing machine ?

Creating Keepsakes Blog  Echo Park's Everybody Loves Christmas

Core'dinations  Core'dinations goodies and a label maker from Dymo

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Sunday Sunday 8 links, How many prizes ?

BurdaStyleSews and Fiskars  Must go to both sites

Helmar QuickFix Adhesive Runner and Liquid Scrap Dots (good stuff...I should know, I won some about 10 days ago)

The Paperlife  Like them on FB and leave some love on their blog - $100 GC to spend as you choose at

Core'dinations lucky-number-7  Core'dinations goodies and Tim Holtz chipboard. Make sure you follow directions !

Moxie Fab World  Fine and Dandy Collection from My Mind's Eye

Imaginisce  This has several steps in it

Scrapbook and Cards Today   If you don't feel like entering any more giveaways, make an exception and go for this one ! It's Day 10 of 12, so only 2 more prizes to go after today. I love every giveaway that I have posted over the last few weeks, but take a look at all the things they have given away and how generous they have been over the 9 days before this.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Helmar Adhesives only needs one more fan to make it to 2500 FB fans, so head over there, tell them I sent you...when they hit the goal, prizes will come !

2 more

Scrapbooktrends   Clear and simple stamps

Kathy's SUPER Secret Surprise Birthday Blog Hop comment on the blogs, random comments will be chosen for prizes.

5 for now....more to come !

Moxie Fab World   Win Socialite collection

Core'dinations   Ultimate Tool from Crafters Companion

Scrapbooks Etc - Enter daily !   More than one contest

Scrapbook and Cards Today  Bella Blvd goodies

Folgers Giveaway   Not crafts, but what crafter doesn't need coffee and other surprises ?

Friday, December 17, 2010

TGIF !!! 9 links

Scraptime   i Bond closes Dec 20

Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine - Day 8 of 12   LOTS of Goodies

PSA Stamp Camp    chance to win Date Night Peel & Stick pack!

Paper Crafts Magazine   Mystery Boz 12 of 12

Pebbles Inc   box - o -goodies, comment by Monday night

create: magazine Day 25 of 30   5 prizes being given away

Paper crafts connection blog   Freebie Friday

MoxiFabWorld   Studio Calico goodness

Core'dinations   Core'dinations goodies and a Tim Holtz distressing tool

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Bigger than BIG

A HUGE Giveaway of more prizes than you have probably ever seen. You will regret it if you don't enter this one !

TEN Prizes Thursday !!!

Had a little meltdown with the laptop today, otherwise this would have been posted hours earlier ! As always, read the directions carefully and "like" as necessary, make sure you go and leave comments wherever they tell you to. Oh, and Good Luck !!

1) Core'dinations  Win a Cuttlebug and a bunch of Core'dinations goodies

2) Scrapbook Trends win one of 3 prize packages

3) Scrapbooking-in-Atlanta PSA Essentials prizes

4) PapercraftsConnection Blog

5) Cricut Magazine 5th and final Expression giveaway (for a while)

6) PaperCrafts Magazine day 11 of the 12 days of mystery boxes

7) PaperCrafts Magazine  scroll down a little to this post, then "Like" Unity Stamp Company, and tell them that Paper Crafts sent you. {Remember - Paper Crafts is two words. ;)} They're giving away three prize packages to three winners which will include all that you see here plus matching paper and alpha stickers

8) Westscott Brand 2 prize packs...lots and lots of cutting things !

9) MoxieFab World Basic Grey Hopscotch Collection

10) Cassandra Cooper  Echo Park Be Mine Papers

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wild Wednesday Giveaways 9 sites, more than 9 chances


Scrapbook and Cards Today and if you missed any of the first 5 prizes, you can go back and leave a comment until 22 Dec....but only one entry a day.

Scrapbook Trends

Cricut Magazine Day 4 of the Expression giveaway

Moxie Fab World 2 chances here

windham-fabric-westcott-scissors-and-quilt-books-double-holiday-goodness-giveaways 2 here too

Paper Crafts Magazine

EK-Success-Brands   50% off one item in the K & Company store

core'dinations day-3-of-12 read the requirements carefully

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Creating Keepsakes - One Now, One later

Be On The Lookout ! 
is soooo close to reaching 30,000 fans this month! After we reach that number, we'll randomly choose a Facebook fan every day for the rest of the month to receive a free one-year subscription to CK! Spread the word for your chance to win!

From the CK Blog   "Start the new year off right with an update to your scrap stash! We’re giving away the products featured here, as well as an assortment of the products featured in our Latest & Greatest column this month (page 33 of the January 2011 issue).  It’s easy to enter our random giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post telling me about your plans for scrapbooking in the new year. I’ll select four random winners on or around Tuesday, December 21, and post their names on our Giveaways page."   (that's from their blog, not from me)

Papercrafts Magazine

Pretties from the Parlor

Who's winning ??

Me again ! Got an email from Twitter yesterday that I won some Dove Chocolate Snowflake Promises ! Dove is my favorite chocolate (not that I'd turn any down)

If you happen to win anything from one of the posts here, or from anywhere else, Please share !

BIG post - Part 2

Remember some of these require some scrolling down...and always make sure you follow the directions/rules. There's alot of people who post in the wrong place, or don't mention the right thing, and that can be the difference between winning and not winning.

Scrapbook Trends Magazine

Cricut Magazine Day 3 Expression Giveaway

Craftside/Westscott Giveaway  Please read rules, one entry each site

MoxieFabWorld Make sure to "like" them

Favecraftsblog Looks like an ongoing giveaway...bookmark it !

Michaels on Twitter

Follow Michaels on Twitter...craft ideas, short notice sales, and COUPONS !

Sizzix Heavy Discounts

Tuesday Teasers  sign up for the newsletter and you will get sale notices from Sizzix Weekly, and special notices. These are deep deep discounts ! They also have a Sizzix outlet...check this site before you buy another die !

Terrific Tuesday Post - Part One ?

Here's what I have found so far, again, scrolling down might be necessary, and as of right now, core'dinations hasn't posted their giveaway for today, but it's still running. I'll post more when I find them.

Do you like having just the links posted, or did you like separate posts ?

Papercrafts Magazine

Unity Stamp Company


Scrapbook & Cards Today

Monday, December 13, 2010

Twitter ?

Did you know that you can go to and get a free Twitter account on your commputer ? AND, if you search for your favorite craft companies and stores, you can often find giveaways there too ? If you want to see me there, I'm @lzbthnn

Monday MEGA Post

Check these out carefully, there may be more than one giveaway on some of the FB pages



Cricut Magazine


Scrapbook Trends

PaperCrafts Magazine

Guten Tag !

To all my German followers -  Froeliche Weinachten ! (did I spell that right?) (does it mean what I meant it to ? LOL) I just love seeing who comes to visit AND join me, and for the last week, Germany is #3....see if we can get even more of you to come over !

Great Giveaway !

Scrapbook And Cards Today  A great giveaway here today, and it's an ongoing promotion, so bookmark it and follow them everyday !

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

How do I unfollow myself ?

I meant to click to follow Janna {{welcome, Janna}} and somehow ended up following myself ??? I guess that's one way to get my numbers up !

Friday, December 10, 2010

Folger's Giveaway

Folgers Holiday Promotion You can enter every day of the week for a great weekly prize. This runs for the rest of this week and 3 more weeks, so put it on your Favorites Bar so you remember to enter every day.

Free Fonts

Free Font Friday at Creating Keepsakes Blog. Go over and get your three free fonts.

Core'dinations Fabulous Friday Finale

Here You Go ! It's the last day of the Graphic 45 Blog Swap. Head over to Core'dinations and get your comment in.


create: is having a Basic grey Giveaway

Webster's Pages Blog Hop

HERE is where you go....BLOG HOP has Started! EVERY blog has a chance to win a set a Stamps! Woooo-Hooo! Starting at Audrey's Blog!

2 chances to win ?

Check out this post from KinderStampO ...looks like at least two prizes to me, one now, and more during the blog hop that starts at midnight tonight. They were my very first blog hop, and it was great fun.

You don't want to miss this !!

Cricut Magazine made it to their 5000 fan mark, and now they are ging away a Cricut Expression every day. Go check it out.

Last Day For Oprah's Give-O-way

LAST CHANCE to enter the big giveOway.............I've got MY fingers crossed, I would really like to have a selection of the favorite things. They're even giving money to pay the taxes on the looks REALLY big. Click the lime green LAST CHANCE, enter, and Good Luck !

Contact Me/Translator

If you wish to leave me a question, message or feedback, and not have it public, you can click on my profile, and within my profile is a link to my email. This is for questions and comments about the blog and its contents, or for a nice, general personal note. NO SPAM, nothing you wouldn't be proud for your mother to see. We're nice decent people here, and I think you all know what that means. If I receive innapropriate emails, I will shut you down. Just sayin....

ALSO: Because of the people who are from other countries and may speak a different language, I have installed the Google Translator gadget. There are a number of languages in the dropdown menu, just choose the one you want, enter the text in the top box either by typing or copy and paste from a post, click the translate button, and your translation appears at the bottom of the box. I hope this helps some of my viwers out.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

For My Followers

I got a lovely comment from an anonymous follower who would probably benefit from a translator widget or gadget. As I look at my stats, I have visitors from Russia, Croatia, India - you name it ! Every day I'm surprised at where my visitors are coming from. And I am so appreciative that this person took the time to tell me that they are following my site. I'm happy that people come here and get use from my blog and all the giveaway postings, but soon the blog will necessarily go in its original direction - to showcase my creations, provide some tutorials and share things I have received from card swaps. After the holidays, I'm thinking that the giveaways are going to thin out, but not completely dry out. I hope you all continue to visit, I'd like to see more comments on the posts and in the chatbox. I'm getting feedback from a couple of people, yet there's been almost 600 hits to the site in a little over a month. As I had posted before, I'm not feeling the love. I'm feeling used. I will do a blog candy giveaway when I reach 25 followers through Google Friend Connect. And only people who are registered will be eligible. It's only fair to reward the true followers to a site, and I'd rather have a handful of thankful appreciative people who come and take 30 seconds to comment, than a couple thousand who run in and out and show up just for the free stuff. If this post causes you to completely leave the site, then so be it. Just sayin'......

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Going Off The Grid

I'm going to drop out for another day or two. My left hand is NOT getting better, and forcing it to try to do things is not making it's actually feeling worse. There are still alot of things going on out in craft land, so let me suggest you continue to follow FB and Twitter, and go back to some of my older posts for continuing offers. Wish I could get a guest blogger, but I'm still a babe in blogland, so you are on your own for a short bit.

I'll let you  know when things get better - hopefully soon.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Creating Keepsakes

From the CK FB Page  Go on over and like them and let them know Imaginisce sent you....and make sure you're liking Imaginisce too !

Epiphany Crafts Button Studio/Scrapbook Trends magazine/Create

HERE YOU GO and HERE TOO  Make sure you hit both links, if you're real careful, you'll see the potential for 3 giveaways !!!

Naptime for me now, my days/nights got reversed. Remember to keep an eye out on FB, all yor favorite sites and some of my previous posts..alot of these promtions are ongoing. If you see something I've missed, drop a note in the chatboxx or email me....we'll get it out !

Digi Freebies from Pink Paislee

Go all the way back to Day 1, and within each post, there are fabulous vintagey Christmas digis for FREE


Petaloo - Day 6  Bookmark Petaloo and follow them all the way to Day 12.....they're celebrating along with Pink Paislee...and giving, giving, giving !

If You are a Seamstress...

amy-butlers-style-stitches-book-review-and-giveaway  Sponsored by Mod Podge Rocks ! This book features loads of purses and bags for every level of sewing ability.

Only one entry per person.
Contest will close this Wednesday, December 8th at midnight (EST).

Where Was My Brain ????

Yesterday I posted that there were 3 days left on Oprah's 12 Day Holiday Giveoway - and it actually runs until 12-10-2010....all the way until Friday.


Okay, so I'm trying something else new, because it looks like a grand way to catch free stuff..and don't we all love that ! I signed up for Twitter ! I'm @Lzbthnn , so go join, follow tweets, and maybe say hi ! I'll occasionally post over there too, so follow me there. Twitter

Pink Paislee

HERE and check out the status..all you have to do is change you profile pic on FB to the Pink Paislee blinkie...there are several more prizes waiting for a home.

Imaginisce 12 Days of Christmas - Day 6

HERE first , please read the whole post, you'll be travelling to the Guest Blogger's blog. I noticed that on these two blogs, the comments are at the TOP...something different. So, read, follow directions, comment, and cross your fingers to win the newiBond and the Cottage Christmas line !

EDITED: I am a moron in the middle of the night. Ignore those bubbles unless you are wanting to post to FB...otherwise, do like regular humans do, and click the post title to get to comment. Sheesh, I am going back to bed !

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Pink Paislee wants to know what You want for Christmas

START HERE   and read the whole post, because there is another giveaway buried in it.

HELMAR - Still at It !!

Helmar's Facebook Page  I just got up from a nap and went to check FB, and Helmar has been going crazy all day ! Prizes all over the place, even in the videos. Lots of random questions, can't keep up with them...

Your Mission....check them out. I won't be posting anymore Helmar promotions today, because I'd miss dinner (Mom hates that), and I'd be posting all night. So, you're on your own tonight with this one!

Looks like Helmar's going WILD !

HERE  Looks like you should pay attention to these guys today. They are firing off random questions about Christmas favorites, and I'm guessing prizes could follow. Remember to Like them on FB and get your friends to follow too !

Have You Been Following Oprah's 12 days of Christmas Giveaway ?

HERE  And there are only 3 days, Monday, and Tuesday. This is by far one of the easiest giveaways out there. Don't miss the opportunity !

Please Don't be mad.....

But I just won some fabulous Helmar products in a split second ! It was one of those short notice things, or I really would have shared it with you. This is where it pays to "like" your favorite companies, post their badges/blinkies on your blog, and keep watch on what's going on.

Just a piece of info : I enter every contest or giveaway I post  before I share it, so I can let you know where to go and what to do. The only ones I don't enter are for cricut cartridges, because I can't use them.

I feel so lucky !

Helmar Hop --- With Prizes

Helmar's hop starts today and runs thru Tuesday, with prizes all along the way from Amazing companies !! Go HERE  to start the fun and good luck !!

So Sorry !!

I've been scrolling thru my usual sources and I feel so bad that there were so many missed opportunities while I was gone on Thursday and Friday ! I'm going to do my best with my limp  left hand and my chicken pecking right hand to keep up with the upcoming deals and giveaways. My best advice would be to bookmark all the great places you've been to and stalk them. You might find something I have missed ! If you don't have a blog, feel free to pass them along to me and I'll get it out to the world. Let your friends know about my blog, and I encourage you and them to become friends with me, and we'll have some good times here.


Girls just wanna have fun ~ PKS and PBD style!

HERE  is where you want to be to start your chance at winning. Peacht Keen Stamps and Pink by Design. You'll be leaving a comment on both sites and extra points for posting it on your own site. Easy peasy entries ! (Cool prizeS too !)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I'm Baaaack !

Spent two days at the ddr to find out I've pinched a major nerve in my left arm, it will take about two weeks to heal. My left hand is pretty useless right now. Will come back tomorrow hopefully with good deals.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil

Mo's Facebook page If you hurry over there and become a fan, you have a shot at a freebie. BUT YOU GOTTA BE A FAN !!

Imaginisce 12 days of Christmas

DAY ONE a super tutorial on tags and tree decorations, followed by a giveaway. If this is Day 1, there are 11 more days, so put Imaginisce's link on your Favorites bar to remind yourself.


MSN had a video on shopping comparison sites, and recommends using to help with your online shopping. With so many deals out there now, and more to come, make it easier on yourself and use Pricegrabber or a site like it.

Cricut Christmas Cartridge deal at Scrapbook Trends

$18.97 for 1, or $69.95 for all 4, this week RIGHT HERE These carts are :

Winter Lace
Trim the Tree
Christmas Village

Also check the clearance section for back issues of magazines, and craft kits. Sales on Cricut machines (all kinds) as well.

LOW price on Silhouette

Crafty Steals is selling the Silhouette machine for $179 ! They claim the retail price is $299. If that sounds like a good deal to you, hurry over, because these prices last 1 day and then they're gone. (sometimes they come back, but rarely) There are also bundle deals on vinl and other accessories.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tell me

What EXACTLY do you want to see here ?  At the moment, my left hand is literally crippling everything I want to do, but I want to keep the followers I have, gain more followers, and make this a place you want to come to, and stay awhile. I'll take any feedback you have.

Peachy Keen Stamps Giveaway

HERE is where you go to Joanna's blog and help her celebrate 1000 followers.

CBS The Talk GiveAway

The Talk has 2 giveaways on its website, Molly Ringwald's latest book, and a Keurig Brewer. Deadline to register is Dec 4. Please read rules.


From their FB page : Day 11: Our giveaway sponsor is American Crafts, we have 3 prize packages that will include one of the following: AC 8x8 Christmas glitter paper, AC 12x12 Christmas foil paper, AC 12x12 Christmas cardstock. We want to know…how many of you already have your tree up? If not, when do you set it up? Comment on this post by... midnight tonight (MST) for a chance to win! Three winners will be announced in the morning. GO HERE and you might have to scroll down a little.


Scrapbooktrends  from the fb page, keep a watch on nikki sivils' page/blog....prizes coming

CARDS magazine - HURRY



Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I will be out of the office today

Somehow last night, I slept wrong on my left arm, and my hand went numb. I have very little control over it, and have to type with the fingers of my right hand. It should perk up if nothing else happens to it, and I will be back as soon as I can.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just like they promised, another Scrapbook Trends Giveaway

From  Scrapbook Trends Facebook Page

Day 9: Our giveaway sponsor is EK Success Brands, we have 3 prize packages that will include some of the following: paper, adhesive borders, Christmas adhesions, chipboard box, die-cut cardstock, snowflake decorative punch, holly and hows edger punch, reindeer large edger punch, gingerbread man punch. We want to know…w...ho knew it was Cyber Monday? What’s your favorite website to shop from? Comment on this post by midn

Imaginisce I Rock giveaway

Up to 5 chances to win, but it's complicated GO HERE  scroll down a ways (but the blog entry is really good) and follow the instructions on how to get 5 entries. Good luck all !

Mod Podge Rocks ! It Again !!

Peachychic-diy-jewelry-kit-giveaway  Closes Dec 1 at midnight. I always hate when they say that; does it mean like the end of Nov 30, or the end of Dec 1. Well, solve that and enter today ! Detailed instructions on the site.

Unity Stamp Company is Going Nuts !

Unity Stamp Company is going wild with amazing deals and free shipping. If you love Unity, or have been waiting to try them, now is the time. Head to their Facebook Page.

Oprah's Doing It Again !

Oprahs 12 day holiday giveoway sweepstakes  

This is HUGE !!!! Fill out the form, enter the code and be eligible to win some of Oprah's Favorite Things !! You don't have to even watch the show to get the code, they give it to you right on the entry form. FABULOUS !!!

Scrapbooking Trends and a new Giveaway !

CHECK HERE in the morning..Scrapbook Trends say they will be posting another giveaway in the morning !

Last day to sign up for Jessica Sprague's FREE class

Jessica Sprague  is having a FREE  Inspiration Everywhere class! You won't want to miss out on this class, so be sure to register today before midnight eastern time! Oh, and did I mention that it is FREE! ;) Click here to take you to the registration page.

Where My Visitors are coming from ! Woo Hoo !

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Let's Help Peachy Keen Stamps get to 4,000 fans ! It'll be good for us too !

PeachyKeenStamps (I thought a peachy color was appropriate to this link.) From their Facebook Page :
Wow we are *almost* to 4,000 "likes"!! When we make it to 4,000 I think a giveaway is the only way to celebrate! Don't you? :)
As of right now, they are at 3,926 fans, so it shouldn't take long...hop on over and click the "like" and let's get them going! I hear their stamps actually smell like peaches.....

The Funniest Crafty Guys I've ever seen

Unity Boys make Birthday cards  They have a couple other videos on You Tube, they actually do make something, but they are so fun to watch ! I don't know if it's an act, or if they are really that way. They are a treasure !

One more before bedtime

Daily Grommet Facebook Page  so many of you are excited about tomorrow's Cyber Monday Giveaway Madness! You can check back on our main Daily Grommet Facebook page tomorrow at 11 am ET for the prize and entry details. Good luck to all!

Apparently it involves 166 prizes...I'm guessing not all at once. I've posted about DG before, they havea product a day that is unique, unusual, you name it. Check them out in advance of the big reveal at

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Reminder on a Previous Post

RUN HERE DEADLINE IS 11-30-10 Win Graphic 45 Botanicabella printed paper and the Bazzill Matchmaker cardstock suggestions. Email with the words G45 BOTANIC CONTEST in the subject line and you could be the winner. Be sure to include your mailing address (no PO Boxes, please). Must respond by November 30 so make sure you do it prior to then !  This is a one entry only contest.. I previously won their contest for "A Proper Gentleman", which is going to ROCK for cards and layouts for was a full pad of that PLUS 11 full 12 x 12 sheets of coordinating Bazzill paper. If you haven't done this one yet, please do !

It's a thin day for good things

I'm guessing that Cyber Monday is going to affect the kinds of giveaways we've been seeing. Might perk back up in a day or so. In the meantime, I'll keep looking for giveaways, and will try to post great deals for my loyal followers. There are some folks who are subscribing to the blog via feeds, and that's cool too, but I'd sure like to have them join us here as Google Friends. Keep in mind that ONLY followers that appear on my page as followers thru Google friend connect will be eligible for candy........from me and from sponsors that donate to me.

A reminder from Cricut Magazine

Okay our first week of giveaways has come to an end, who's ready for another? We need your help to get 5000 fans before Christmas! Remember: as soon as we hit 5000 we'll have some Cricut Expression giveaways! Keep up the great work:)
So if you haven't already, please go to Cricut Magazine's Facebook Page and make sure you click "like" so they can get  to 5,000 !!!

Close to My Heart

I met Joani at a local craft fair, and found out she does a Coffee and Cards meeting at a local coffee shop. They provide all the card stuff already cut up, and special tools if needed. She emails everybody once a week to let us know if we're meeting or not. I was so happy to find this out, because, other than WalMart, and Loopy's there really isn't any place in my little town that has crafting stuff. And Close to My Heart has GREAT stuff !!
Besides 3 great cards every week, there's a bunch of gals who work together and we talk and have a nice time. SO, I have added a CTMH badge on the blog, and it will take you straight to Joani's CTMH Page  where you can look around, maybe find something you want, and maybe...order ? She didn't ask me to do this, and I'm not really asking anything from you (well, sorta), and I'm not getting paid in any way. I just enjoy Saturday mornings so much more now, and I hope maybe some of you can get yourselves into a class wherever you are. And if you don't have a consultant near you....well, you figure it out ;-)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Jillibean Soup, day 10 of 10

This was posted last night, and they aren't picking a winner right away, so I say, what the heck, give it a shot...they haven't closed comments ! It's a pretty good giveaway too .

Deals at Crafty Steals

HERE  Crafty Steals is featuring alot of great package deals and bundles. Also, don't forget to check the top of their page for some good past deals.

Scrapbook Trends

HERE  Scroll down a little on their Facebook Page :  Day 8: Our giveaway sponsor is Scarlet Lime, we have 2 prize packages that include: assorted kits with product from American Crafts, Lily Bee, Jenni Bowlin, Sassafras, Glitz, Bella Blvd, and Pink Paislee. We want to know…what Black Friday sales did you hit yesterday? Did you get anything good? Comment on this post by midnight tonight (MST) for a chance to win! Two winners will be announced in the morning.


Pulled from the Imaginisce Blog, so read carefully and follow directions !
Our design team member, Penny asked me to share a fun thing they're doing over at The Story Matters blog. For the past month they have been posting pictures about what they are grateful for...check them out on The Story Matters blog.

And they are giving away an i-rock tool. To be entered for the i-rock, all you have to do is post a gratitude entry on your own blog, OR a layout or photo in The Story Matters gallery, and link us up via the comments. Each day you share, is another entry....but there's only a few days left, so hurry!
They will draw on December 1st and it isn't required to post each day. Each comment with a link is an entry. And you will also get entries for posting a layout to their gallery. 

Cricut Magazine

HERE From the Cricut Magazine Facebook Page :
We have a Christmas Village Seasonal Cricut cartridge up for grabs today! We want to long have you had your Cricut for? Comment on this post by midnight tonight (MST) for your chance to win. One winner will be announced in the morning

Friday, November 26, 2010

From the create: Blog

HERE is your chance to win  a fabulous Tattered Angels giveaway . This kit includes:
Glimmer Glam: Big Apple, Dirty Martini
Glimmer Glaze: Chianti, Northern Lights
Chalkboard: Evergreen, Strawberry Shortcake
Glimmer Screens: Fanciful Stencils
Screen Prints Clear Stamps: Classic Accents
Winter Glimmer Mist: Gumdrop, Jack Frost, Jingle Bells, Santa Baby, Snow Queen, and Sugar Plum Fairy
This is a great sampler of some of Tattered Angels’ hottest new products that will keep you crafting for hours. This is one fancy giveaway, so don’t miss out!

Make sure you follow the directions to be eligible for the giveaway, and maybe if one of you wins from seeing it here, send me the color you don't like ?

Cricut Magazine

Today's giveaway is a 6 issue gift subscription to the New Cricut Magazine! We want to know...what is your favorite Cricut cartridge? Go to their Facebook page and leave a comment HERE  This offer was posted around noonish Central time, so I'm guessing it's probably a midnight deadline

Dover Publications - Clip Art

I've posted before about signing up for their newsletter so you can get free samples of clipart every week. There's another trick to getting more than that, with just a little more work. HERE is the link to the Dover Store. On the right hand side, you can see their Holiday shop, and down the left side are other Christmas books they offer. If you click on a book, and quickly scan the description, you will see if they have samples from the book available for viewing. Click, and you'll get 3, 4, or even more - full pages and individual samples that you can just right click on and save. The majority are full color illustrations, but their are some black and white coloring pages. Alot of the coloring and activity pages have samples you can print out to keep the little ones busy while you craft, or cook, or do the dishes....

Once you get into the store, you'll see at category drop down list on the right hand side, and you'll have your pick of books to look for samples from, all without waiting for the newsletter. Printed on good cream colored cardstock, distressed up a little, you could make something really pretty and vintage. Give it a try !

Sorry, the Christmas tree just HAD to go !

Many of my astute readers notice that I tend to play around with the configuration of the blog from time to time. I pit the Christmas tree because I thought it was cute and festive. Now it's just annoying, so bye-bye Christmas tree. Keep watching for more changes to come, especially when I can't sleep.

For those of you who follow my blog thru an RSS feed, I APOLOGIZE for the giant ads after every single post. There aren't supposed to be that many. I am hounding Blogger about that today.

Hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and didn't end up in a turkey coma. And for the brave souls who do the Black Friday thing , I hope that's gone well for you and that there has been no broken bones or bloodshed at the mall. I'm personally hoping that horrendously perky Target girl on the TV commercials disappears, and FAST !

Fun and exciting posts later in the day. Going on 19 hours with no sleep.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

SO I Lied....

Dinner at the neighbor's at noon, a nice long nap, a peek at the www and magically, posts that I was taking the day off from doing start popping up HERE

From KinderStampO :  Faceboo

More from Cricut Magazine


From Cricut Magazine's Facebook Page:
Today we have a Christmas Cards Cricut Cartridge giveaway! We want to see your latest Cricut project...upload it to our page and we'll choose one random winner from the images. Hurry and post by midnight tonight for your chance to win. One winner will be announced in the morning

Well, that didn't take long !


From Scrapbook Trends Magazine Facebook Page :
Day 6: Our giveaway sponsor is Stampin' Up, we have a prize package that includes: Deck the Halls designer fabric, Tags Til Christmas stamp set, Candy Countdown calendar kit, Idea Book & Catalog 2010-2011. We want to know...who's skipping out on the fam right now to check our Facebook page? Comment by midnight tonight ...(MST), one winner will be announced in the morning!See More

Happy Thanksgiving !

Enjoy the turkey, the stuffing, the pie, some more pie, and maybe another small piece of pie.....

I'll be MIA today, taking the day off, unless I stumble upon something REALLY GOOD !

Also not partaking of Black Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Allergic to crowds and retail stores.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Not Craft, But You WILL Want to Enter This !

One entry only. Please read the terms and rules. GO HERE  You will love it !

Online Deals and Steals/Black Friday

On the right side of my blog, there are several blog badges and blinkies that will take you directly to those sites. Please understand that I do not get anything from these people for advertising for them. It's just my way of promoting my favorite sites. I'm pretty sure that nearly every store online will have great deals for online shoppers.

We got all the Black Friday sale papers this morning, and while there are great things advertised, keep in mind that quantities will be limited, and you won't get a raincheck. I know some people just live for Black Friday, but I am not a crowd person, I have nothing to spare in the budget, plus it has gotten cold and is getting colder here in South Dakota. They are talking single digits both above and BELOW zero. My mother cashed in her reward points so I can give gift cards to my sons this year. Otherwise, no Christmas. Any other Christmas will be handmade. Mom and I are discussing buying a small chest freezer so we can keep stocked up for the winter. That will be our present to each other.

Whether you go out or stay in, Happy Thanksgiving to you !

Scrappin Trends Magazine Giveaway Day 5

From the Scrapbook Trends Magazine Facebook page:

Day 5: Our giveaway sponsor is The Girls' Paperie, we have a prize package that includes: Tinsel and Twig line: 12x12 papers, sticker sheets, alpha sheets, tags, frame, calendar sheet, chipboard alphabet, clear stamps, and more! We want to know…what is your favorite flavor of pie? And how many pieces do you end up eating by the time the Thanksgiving break is over? Comment on this post by midnight tonight (MST) .
(you may have to scroll down a bit)

Cricut Magazine #1


From the Cricut Magazine Facebook page :
Today we have two 3 issue gift subscriptions to the New Cricut Magazine. Tell us...what is the most unique thing you've made with your Cricut machine? Hurry and post by midnight tonight (MST). Two random winners will be posted in the morning

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hit and Miss

I was checking my blogs I follow and trying to match them up with my followers. It came out uneven and missing.

KelliJo and Libby - I have yours
Everybody else - Please message me you Google name and your blog name so I can match things up. I'm kind of a matchy-matchy gal and If you're following me, I should be follwing you.


Cricut Magazine - Again - BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Go HERE  Cricut Magazine is at it again :

 Today we have a Limited Edition Thanksgiving Cricut cartridge available! We want to know...what project would you start if you had this cartridge? Hurry and comment on this post before Midnight tonight (MST) for your chance to win. A random winner will be announced in the morning!

My Favorite Digi Artist in The Whole Wide World !

Mo has just posted her newest image - Go Check It Out !  It isn't free, but if you go to her Facebook page and follow her there, from time to time she has a 24 hour freebie you can grab. Mo's Facebook page 

Take some time and look around her blog Mo's Digital Pencil Too !  I'm sure you will love her work. She has a bunch of categories, and you can find almost anything you want in her shop. I fell in love from  the first image.

She does have some stamps in photopolymer clear available through Stampavie and thru their site, you can locate a store that sells in your state. Google search for online stores that sell the clear stamps.

I'm not getting paid for this, but I just love her work, and wanted to share it with you too !

From Cricut Magazine

From Cricut Magazine Facebook Page

Today we have a Limited Edition Thanksgiving Cricut cartridge available! We want to know...what project would you start if you had this cartridge? Hurry and comment on this post before Midnight tonight (MST) for your chance to win. A random winner will be announced in the morning!

LOVE to My Canadian Friends ! And, soon, Candy for all !

In the last week, I have had 45 visitors from Canada, and 29 from the US ! Keep it up guys and gals, and let's see how many followers I can get. I've been told that once I get to 100 followers on the Google Friend Connect, I will be able to have some blog candy from a MAJOR SPONSOR....let's get rolling now ! Once I get to 25 followers, I will host my own blog candy from my stash, and I'll be letting go of some good stuff.

Just sign up under Google friend connect. If you need an invitation to get a Google account, I've got them. (Does Google even require that anymore ?)

AT 0203/23Nov2010, edited to clarify : NOT Candy for every one of the first 25 that sign up. I apparently did not read the post before I hit "Publish Post". YIKES ! I don't have that much good stuff to give away that I don't want anymore. Maybe for every 25, I will give blog candy, how does that sound ? But remember, I need you to sign up thru Google friend Connect to follow me, so I can see you.

And while I'm at it, how do you think this is going so far ? What's your favorite part of my blog ? Least favorite part ? What do you want to see that isn't here now. I do this blog for you, so you tell me what you want.
We now return you to our normally scheduled programming.....................

As You can tell...

the blog is being fiddled around with again. Bear with me, it will either be back to normal. Right now the links should still be lovely Lime, but for some reason, I can't change the post titles...they are lime too.

LINKS will be in large text, regardless of color, and will be in the body of the post.

Scrapbook Trends, Day 4

From the Scrapbook Trends Facebook Page 

Day 4: Our giveaway sponsor is Maya Road, we have a prize package that includes: Wings chipboard sheet, Mini Christmas Tree kit, snowflake clear stamps, fabric flowers, Laundry Day canvas pieces, trinket pins, Maya mist: Pomegranate, Granny Smith Apple Green, and Antique Patina Metallic. We want to know…how many pounds... of Turkey does it take to feed your family? Comment on this post by midnight tonight (MST) for a chance to win! One winner will be announced in the morning.

Monday, November 22, 2010

These guys crack me up !

Have you ever seen the Unity Boys doing a video tutorial ? They are hysterical ! Go on over HERE.... they are doing another one. You simply MUST watch it ! Sorry, it won't turn green unless I fiddle with it, so click the great big colored HERE...whatever color it is !

From Scrapbook Trends Magazine

Posted on the Scrapbook Trends Facebook page :
Day 3: Our giveaway sponsor is Core’dinations, we have four prize packages: 1 Graphic 45 cardstock paper pack, 1 Core Amour cardstock paper pack, 1 Stacy Julian cardstock paper pack, 1 Super Assortments cardstock paper pack w/ dust buddy. We want to know…are you hosting Thanksgiving this year or going as a visitor somewhere? Comment on this post by midnight tonight (MST) for a chance to win! Four winners will be announced in the morning.


More from Cricut Magazine....

They've also hit 2500 friends on Facebook, so they're going to start on the lookout !

6 Issue Gift Subscription

From Cricut Magazine's Facebook Page :

Today we've got a 6 issue gift subscription for the New Cricut Magazine! Who wants it? How do you think the Cricut got it's name? (no right answer-winner will be random). Comment on this post by Midnight tonight (MST). One winner will be announced in the morning !
So...go HERE and go to the post, read the question, and answer it in the post. Be sure to scroll down a few posts, it's not right at the top.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

GOTTA GO SEE THIS ! $150 Giveaway !

GO HERE AND GO QUICK !!  Unity Stamp Company is sponsoring a Wish List Giveaway up $150. The details are waaaay too complicated to post here, but you need to click on the Lime Green words, like always, to get the full scoop. Good Luck !

Crafty Steals Giveaway !

From the Crafty Steals Blog : "We are pleased to announce that Teresa Collins is now part of our CraftySteals vendor family! To celebrate we are giving away a Welcome Home Paper & Accessories pack, just leave us a comment telling us what you are thankful for and we will randomly pick a winner on Tuesday."
A couple of other things....I don't follow Twitter, I usually have enough to do with email and blogging and breathing, but Crafty steals does Twitter. Look on the right hand side of their blog for Twitter updates, with announcements of steals and such. And, if you haven't already done so, sign up for their newsletter. They deliver a new steal every day. Mine shows up about 2 AM Central time. Very deep discounts ! For those of you who use alot of fabric, they also have a (I think it's called) StitchinSteals. You can access both from the same email. I also noticed that they have additional deals on a tab at the top of the newsletter. Used to be they disappeared after one day. Shipping is pretty good too !