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 !