Saturday, December 3, 2011

Back In The Spirit - Helmar 2nd Annual Holiday Blog Hop

Christmas is right around the bend, and so far I have maybe 10 cards done. Those are the one's we do in card class on Saturday, and I think we started in July. To get you and ME in the Spirit of the Season, I'd like to share Helmar's 2nd Annual Holiday Blog Hop ! Tracy and her girls will show you the best ways to glue things down and keep them there. And I think she may have some prizes along the way !! Make sure you go to Helmar.com and follow the blog and over to FaceBook and become a fan. Helmar's adhesive line is the best I have ever used, and I'm sure You're going to love it too. Tons of Inspiration - so let's start Hopping !!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sporadic Postings

Sorry I haven't been keeping up like I hoped I would, but here's a couple of updates.

I won a glue prize from Helmar.com - all kinds of their zapdots - black clear and white, and some all purpose glue, and a tape runner. They are absolutely the best adhesives I have ever used ! Go on to their Facebook page and like them, and follow their blog too !

I also got 2 sets of Basic Grey stamps and a set of rubons from Kinderstampo.com - Jess is a very talented artist and you need to find her Facebook page and blog. She's also part of the McGill punch team, and she makes the best videos.

Then I got a few sets of Adornit letters from My Little Showbox - again - I just love their little letters - so many colors and different fonts.

And if you weren't aware that I am an addict to Paperwishes.com free tag downloads, you shoould be now. Just like I told you before, all you have to do is go to their site, type in free downloads in the search box, and it pops up 3 pages of paper pack. Within those descriptions is the link to download the tags. They are ALWAYS wonderful. Today I just downloaded Nature's Watercolors, Christmas splendor, Vintage Christmas, Lacy Paper and Roses in Harmony. They all blew me away - especially the Lacy Paper and Roses in Harmony. They print out nice on regular cardstock, but if you want a little more heft to them, try watercolor paper - Michael's has Canson paper pads of all kinds on sale thru Saturday for 50% off ! They are a little wider than 8.5 x 11, so you will have to trim it down to fit in your printer. Also sign up for their newsletters and their free catalog. They have a great online catalog, but I like getting it in the mail - there are so many ideas and inspirations in them.

Guess I was a little long winded - but there was alot to say - I have CTMH card class on Saturday and I will take pictures of what they have us make. Oh - and one more thing - go to CTMH.com and look for a consultant - I'd love it if you picked Joanie Ochsner - she's one of my local consultants, and get yourself the CTMH exclusive Cricut cart. It is a super deal with the stamps, the 3 sheets of chipboard sheets and the cart - all for $99 - and in the new Idea book, they have outlined in red the stamps that will work with the cart.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More New Free Tags

If you like vintage or Steampunk, these are the tags for you ! PaperWishes.com has just come out with a new collection of papers, and they have included a free download of tags just for you ! All you have to do is go to the link, type free download in the search box, and hit search. On the first page, down on the bottom, click the Steampunk package, and there is your link to the download.

I just love PaperWishes - their catalogs are free, fun, and full of inspiration. The online catalog features videos and closeups and just as much fun. This company has everything you could want for scrapbooking and cardmaking. Please download the tags, take a look around and maybe even order some of their fantastic product. You will not be disappointed !

Monday, August 15, 2011

Prizes from October Afternoon

Okay, so I am slowly posting things again, but this one is amazing. It's called Sidewalks by October Afternoon - and it is gorgeous - the kind of colors and papers that were our lives growing up ! Go to Moxie Fab World and drool over all the goodness. At the end, leave a comment to win the COLLECTION ! They'll be picking two winners in a few days, so get on over !

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A VERY COOL FIND

Stephanie Barnard is partnered up with Clear Snap Inks , and she has a wonderful selection of all kinds of stamps. She also has a Stamp club, where members get special prices and perks. Shipping is ONLY $1.00. You've simply got to go check out BOTH blogs. Good stuff happening here !

Friday, August 12, 2011

surprise giveaway

the surprise is I'm not going to tell you, I'm just giving you a link. 3 entries possible - and it's great vintage stuff GO HERE

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A new Blog to follow !

You can follow this great blog thru Google friend connect - easy peasy ! Great giveaways, tuts, and much more !
craftdonkey.blogspot.com

Saturday, August 6, 2011

I'm on my way Back !

Over the last couple of weeks, I have found new free tag downloads on PaperWishes - all you have to do is go to their homepage, type in free downloads in the search box, then hit Search. There are some super cute ones recently, and most of them can be printed on white or ivory/vanilla cardstock. They can be used for a ton of things. Please go check them out !

Friday, May 27, 2011

Super coupon from Michaels !

50% off any one regular priced item coupon is good today and tomorrow.

I stopped into my Michaels the other day, and they have cleared a huge area for new Tim Holtz goodies !!! Talked to the gal, and she hoped to have them all up by last night. Guess where I will be stopping by on the way out of town today ?

Never got very far on fixing up the blog, and my new meds keep me asleep for a good part of the day. Will try to start posting again. Found the camera and charger, intended to take pics at the hotel this week, but the naps took over all on their own. So now, my project is to sort them by cards I've received from swaps, cards I've made thru CTMH classes, and cards I have made all on my own. Some of them are pretty old. Going to also sort by thank you, birthday, gift card holders, 3d items, and have an album to keep them all. Spring is waking me uo !

Sunday, May 8, 2011

SUPER prize for NSD

Bella Blvd - you will really want to get in on this - a HUGE collection from the Socialite line, worth $85 + !!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CRICUT EXPRESSION 2 GIVEAWAY !! AND MORE !!

ENTER DAILY !    CRICUT GIVEAWAY !!        
 
ENTERr DAILY !    Martha Stewart Products !!    GIVEAWAY
 
ENTER DAILY !    Vote for the new Folger's Jingle  CONTEST

Hurry - hope it's not too late !

GimmeClips is offering up an i-Rock kit worth over $100 !! Several opportunitie to enter. They are announcing the winner this morning, but the comments have'nt been cut off, and I didn't see a time...so give it a shot. The i-Rock is one of the HOTTEST tools on the market ! I won one a couple weeks ago, and I AM IN LOVE !!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Beautiful FREE Tags to Download

PaperWishes is so wonderful with giving us free tags to download, and they are just gorgeous ! I went to their website, did the search (it's imbedded in the link), and they have new papers - so new tags ! Don't click on the quick view, click on the paper to see the whole selection, and then you'll see where to get the PDF download. Have fun, the new ones are very very nice !

Monday, April 11, 2011

Creating Keepsakes Pastel Sweepstakes - DO NOT MISS !!

CK is an outstanding magazine, with a reputation for WONDERFUL contests - and you NEED to enter this one ! It is open to residents of the US and MANY OTHER COUNTRIES - too many for me to list here. Go to the link and check it all out, and let's all cross our fingers !!

Creating Keepsakes Pastel Sweepstakes Directly from the contest page:
Think of how wonderful it would be to have some cool pastel products to play with. Here's your chance! Two Creating Keepsakes readers will be the lucky winners of this amazing prize package, generously donated by:
7gypsies

BasicGrey

Die Cuts with a View

Fancy Pants Designs

The Girl's Paperie (Advantus)

Making Memories

Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker

Stampin' Up
Enter for your chance to win. Sweepstakes ends April 30, 2011.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

MS Daily April Giveaway

Can't believe I missed this until now, but HERE is the direct link to the giveaway site. Please bookmark it on your favorites bar on your browser so it's right there to remind you to enter everyday. LOTS of Martha Stewart goodness !

Thursday, April 7, 2011

A quick post - but a good one !

Roberts Arts and Crafts has reached yet another FB fan goal, and they are giving away a great big package 0 stuff !! HERE is where you need to click to see the goodies and the details - 2 chances to win on this !

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Yes, I won this ! - and more on the hiatus - and other stuff

I seriously jumped for joy when I read the news on April 1st - and it was no joke ! I can hardly wait to see this in my mailbox and then straight to my craft table from there ! And how did I win it ? I followed the Imaginisce Blog, I followed their FB page, and I signed up for their newsletter. How stinkin easy is that ?

When I get home tomorrow, I am going to show you a list of prizes I have won sice I started my blog last year.

More on the hiatus - I'm going to spend the month of April seriously sprucing up the place, fixing pages, lists, blinkies - it's a pretty big list. Once I get it done, it will be easier to maintain instead of trying to get posts done nicely, and trying to renovate at the same time.

My doctor's appointments went well today - a special SynVisc shot in my right knee, and a steroid shot in my right hip. Makes it much easier to walk and sleep. Chiropractor did magic with ultrasound on my neck, shoulders, and lower back. A few pops later, I walked out feeling better.

Went to Michael's on Monday and picked up a bunch of goodies, and after watching the Helmar UStream video tonight, I'm going to have to make a trip back before I go home tomorrow ! Good sales - make sure you check the ad online. Stopped over to Joanns, and got myself a bunch of $1 Inkadinkadoo stamps, a flower frog to hold my cards so I can finally take pictures. Also picked up a wide tipped Zig glue pen - the kind that comes out blue and sticks permanent, but if you let it dry, it's repositionable. (50% off coupon) Watch your mail for the Joann coupons. They also usually give you new coupons when you check out, and most stores have the current ad out in front of the store.

 I also need to stop out to Hobby Lobby, even though their coupon is not for what I want. They have the best Tim Holtz selection in town, and I heard today that they have Helmar Adhesive Glue in the craft section, Here's a pic of all their adhesives they have on the market :
There are a number of stores online and offline that sell Helmar adhesives. If your favorite store doesn't sell Helmar, give their name and number to Tracy at info@helmarusa.com, and she'll take it from there and try to get these great products on store shelves. A really good online store that sells Helmar at excellent prices is Scraptastic . On the Helmar website they have a huge list of other preferred online retailers - so check those out too. 

And last, but certainly not least, my friend Jess at KinderstampO has come out with her own line of great stamps - you MUST go check them out ! And not only are they amazing, unique and beautiful - she has FREE shipping !!

 I am WAY past my bedtime, and alot closer to the hotel wakeup call than I'd like to be, so I am going to let you go for now. Have fun with these posts, maybe buy a few things, and get crafting !

 

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Helmar Giveaway !

Ever since I won their tape runner, 450 glue, and Liquid Scrapdots back in December, I have been in love with Helmar Adhesives !! Tracy is one of the neatest gals I have had the pleasure to "meet" here on the internet, and Helmar sponsors and co-sponsors MANY giveaways. They have a very talented design team and great educators. Check out YouTube for some of their videos. I swear you will be hooked just like I am !
Helmar April Fool's Giveaway - one of every size and every color of their Zap Dots - 12 packages total ! Random winner to be picked early this week !

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hiatus

Things have been changing out here on the prairie, and sadly, I have not been keeping up with the blog the way I would like to. At first it was my life. I spent a good portion of each day finding things for my readers to win. Which left alot of other things lacking. I have alot of issues right now that are taking my time and energy (precious little energy I have). Case in point - I had an afternoon dr appointment on Monday, so I left at 9 AM. Got the appointment over and I was exhausted, so I stayed overnight. It's a 125 mile drive, and if I am at all tired, it affects my driving to dangerous levels. It is now Thursday, and I am still worn out.

So now, it is time for me to focus on myself, get back to my cardmaking, and get into a routine that will allow me to get back to some kind of normal. I may pop in from time to time.

I thank all my followers, from the ones who follow me constantly, to the ones who stop by and just look. I hope that you will hang in there with me until things settle down (do they ever?) and I wish you luck in all your crafting endeavors and aspirations to win great crafty things !
xoxo
Liz

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday

Okay, I am going to make this fast, because there are a million things staring me in the face, and I need to get a post out to my lovely followers. As usual, I will find the links for today, paste them up here, and then you can wade through to the prizes !

http://psastampcamp.blogspot.com/2011/03/license-spotlight-day-5-hello-kitty.html

http://bellablvd.typepad.com/bella_blvd/2011/03/inspiration-day.html

http://www.gluearts.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/acmoore

That's all there is so far today, maybe tomorrow we'll have a few more. I think maybe there are more giveaways over the weekend because mor people are at home - but then, you just never know !!
Go - and have fun !

Friday, March 25, 2011

Close to My Heart - Hope for Japan

HERE is where you want to go to see a beautiful stamp that was designed specifically for help for Japan. It is only $5 !!! When you see it, you are just going to have to have one - or two or more to pass on to friends. All the money from the sale of this stamp is going out as a donation for the people in crisis in Japan. The article will tell you more.

And if you do not have a CTMH consultant of your very own, PLEASE contact my Joani O !! She's my go-to gal for all things CTMH. Click on the CTMH blinkie at the top of my blog, and that will take you to her "store". I think Joani would like it, I know you will love the stamp, and the best part is you are doing good where they desperately need it. I'm ordering mine on Saturday when we have Cards and Coffee.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

HURRY IF YOU HAVE A HOBBY LOBBY NEARBY !! And Other good sales...

I was in mine today, and they had 50% of ALL clear and wood handled stamps. That includes the Tim Holtz stamps, which are normally $14.99. They also have all paper packs at 50% off, which includes Tim's fabulous scrap pads which are $14.99, and come in 3 different colors. They are marvelous. I scooped up 2 stamp sets and 1 scrap pad.

My Tuesday Morning has the Zutter Bind It All for $49.99 - it's a starter kit, and they also had Owires and wire snips for $2.99 which are normally $5.99. Not every store has the same thing, so it's kind of hit and miss on what you find, but I always stop by mine when I am in town, I've been able to pick up alot of things just by luck alone.

Joann's has it's continual sale on DCWV stacks, it seems like they're always 40% or more off. They also have Cricut carts for $39.99, and I used my 40% off coupon for a $14.99 magazine that was filled with sentiments for the inside of cards. Can't remember the name right now, will post it when I look at it again.

Monday, March 21, 2011

HOT HOT HOT ! (and Hurry !)

Crafty Steals  - is celebrating their new vendor today -- IMAGINISCE ! Go check this out and get your comment in right away - a huge iRock prize pack. You do not want to miss this !! The winner will be chosen on Wednesday morning. They also have some Imaginisce on their steal of the day, so check it out too ! Crafty steals comes up with really low prices for items you know you have to have !

Monday, Monday {and another WIN}

Woke up early this morning and checked FB, to find that I won the Maya Road 11,000 followers ribbon prize ! If you have seen the picture on MR's FB page, it's a BIG pile of ribbon - I can't wait to see exactly what it is ! I feel a little guilty, because I'm not sure I ever posted it for you guys, but if you follow companies on FB, their giveaways show up in your newsfeed too.

I have NO secret weapon to winning - I just make sure I read all the rules, if any, and enter whatever I like. So much of it is random picking anyway. I will rarely enter something that requires more than 2 steps. One thing I've seen from Stamp TV and a couple other companies is that they have you like the post on FB, and they pick from there, or, my favorite, they do a random pick from their fan base, and you do nothing at all. One day, I will post all the things I have won since I started the blog. I'm sure you're tired of reading, so ... here we go !

Moxie Fab World - DimeStore Vogue

Olive Garden - daily entry - trip to Italy

philosophy - daily entry - chance for daily win, plus grand prize of philosophy products

fave crafts - daily entry - Grand Calibur

imaginisce - short hop for iRock prize

Spellbinders - Bunny Hop - 2 prizes a day for 5 days

Friday, March 18, 2011

Finally Friday

It's been one heck of a week. Not alot of sleep, no energy, the only thing I accomplished was driving 125 miles to pick up my new glasses. AND I made it to a couple of craft stores, and still came home with money in my pocket !

Picked up a few things for blog candy too.....

Coffee and Cards at the Java Hut tomorrow - really cute - AGAIN ! I just love getting together with the girls - we have the best time, and we make beautiful cards.

My mother went to the humane society and brought home the cutest little all black kitty - her name is DC, and from the moment she came in, this was HER home, which really depressed Mom's dog, and my cats are none too happy either. DC is a hoot - into everything, goes everywhere, even uses her box like a good girl -

So anyway, I am back, and hope to get back to some sort of normal. What have you been doing ?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Goodnight !

Again, not much except the cricut.MCT/SCAL debate. I've never heard such angry people in my life - and I just don't want to get into a big fuss about it, so I am choosing to stay out of it.

Changing weather the last few days has left me in bed, but tomorrow I'm going to pick up my new glasses, and will get a few new craft things. I recently got my hands on the original Cricut Personal Cutter, and I need a couple of cartridges, anybody care to recommend a good cartridge, or the best place to buy them ?

I suppose I had better pick up a few more things for blog candy - 25 is not that far away !

Talk to you tomorrow night or Wednesday. Leave me some comments !

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sorry Sunday

I haven't seen a thing for giveaways today.

HOWEVER ---- I am jumping for joy that we have 2 new followers ! Welcome !

More to come after the daily nap. :D

Friday, March 11, 2011

Just the Links

I have a boatload of stuff to do today, so here are the links you need to go and check out for prizes ! I'm rearranging my craft room, so it's not like I'm having any fun !

Helmar

PSA Stamp Camp

Scrapbook &Cards Today

Paper Crafts Connection

Hero Arts

Xyron

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wednesday's Goodies

Sorry I didn't get back yesterday, but I got caught up in errands, supper, and was in bed at 8 pm. Once I get that go to bed feeling, I'm not much good anyway. I'll try to make up for it today.

One suggestion : before you go to enter a giveaway, create yourself a new email address, and use that address only for giveaways. I'd also suggest you sign up for newsletters, like them on FB, and follow the websites. On your email, you can create folders and filters to shift all email from one place into its own folder.
Now, on to the fun !

Close To My Heart be sure to follow them on Twitter, they are giving away the cutest little bird stamp to 10 of their Twitter followers, old and new - winners announced Friday !

Ayana's Creations  Watch her video about her Scrapbox, and leave a comment to maybe win a ribbon box !

Crafterminds  Not a giveaway, but a source of really good information - today's topic - How to attract readers to your blog. I know I'm going to read this one !

If you have an AC Moore in your neighborhood, you can register to win a pretty big gift card ! Details on the link.

Clearsnap Inc  is announcing winners of a goodie box tomorrow. If you haven't enterd yet, you have up to 3 entries you can submit. (This has been previously posted)

Paper Crafts Connection Blog  The Go-To Girls are nuts about Baker's twine, and if you aren't already, you will be after checking out this blog entry - plus leave a comment and you could win a big ole collection of colorful baker's Twine !

ShopWeR  Not a giveaway, but the online store for We R Memory Keepers products. They have a great deal on the Sew Easy - a package deal for $29.99. If you have tried to get these in stores, you know it's very, very difficult ! They have paper, stamps, the whole 9 yards. Go and look - there's a cute Easter collection in there too.

Spotted Canary  First, you have to login to be able to make a comment, but this is a good site to belong to. Check it out !

Little Yellow Bicycle  Take a look at this post, find the collection you like (see directions) and leave them a comment to win an LYB shopping bag. Wouldn't it be nice if it was full of LYB stuff ? I just hope it isn't one of those plastic bags that I have a ton of from every store I go to !

debbys dares  Debby tells us all about glue dots, and is offering up some Glue Dots® Adhesives Dot 'n Go Removable. Winner announced on Friday.

joyslife.com is having a 1-million-hits-give-away-celebration and giving away a GYPSY ! Winner  announced on March 13

And----that's all I can find so far today ! Have fun checking these giveaways out, and Good luck.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Blogger on the Prairie !

Let me first say that I am very happy to have my original followers, but even happier for all of us, we have gained 2 more followers ! As I have said before, when we get to 25 followers thru Google Friend Connect, there will be blog candy. So, please, spread the word to your crafty friends ! I know that things of late have been pretty slim, but life happens, and we all understand that. So, with that, I am going to start out with two daily entry prizes, one crafty, but one not.

philosophy is a great cosmetics company, and I have been using lots of products from them for many years. They are having a birthday celebration that starts out with a giveaway, with daily entry, and on March 9, they are having another big surprise. See their FB page for details on that.

favecrafts  is having a daily entry to win a Grand Calibur. I've posted this before, but wanted to give you a reminder. Now when I saw this huge thing, I thought it was meant just for the ginormous Nestabilities. Now, I have seen videos, showing it being used to cut and emboss multiple dies at one time. Its plates are 8x12, so think how many less cuts you'd have to make, and a whole lot less plate switching too.

Spotted Canary Make sure you sign up for their newsletter and Like them on FB, they say this is going to be a big prizewinning month. Includes a giveaway and a challenge with prize.

CraftECorner This week's prize is The Cricut Expression Machine A to Z DVD & Cutting Guide and Cricut Bug Plush Bug! Make sure you enter today. There are 3 chances to enter, winner announced on Thursday.

Craft Critique does alot of very useful product reviews. That's where I won my Quick Snippers. ! Now, they may not always be giving a prize in their reviews, but it only takes a second to comment, and you may win something anyway !

ALONG that line, on FB, many of the major craft companies will ask general  or specific questions in your newsfeed. Answer them too, as sometimes good things happen.

Creating Keepsakes Blog has some simple tips for adding die cuts to layouts. 4 lucky winners will get a cool group of prizes.

Roberts Crafts You can have 2 entries in this one, follow the instructions, and you could win a big ole prize of crafts for kids !
Crafty Steals  Two random winners chosen Thursday morning

Glue Arts  scroll down to the mardi gras mask and leave a comment

Okay ladies - that's pretty much everything for the last 5 hours. I'll come back later, check out the newest opportunities, and check back to the early hours as well. Have fun !

Monday, March 7, 2011

Down Days

Sorry kids, I have spent the better part of the last three days in bed. Nothing contagious, just tired and worn thin (thin - oh how I wish).

Some good news, in the last two weeks I won the Quick Snippers from a review in Craft Critique, an Everyday Stories album by anthologie from Xyron, and Friday I won over $50 worth of the Family Keepsake collection from ShopWeR (WeRMemoryKeepers store).

I hope in the next couple of days to list all the FB pages that I follow, so that when I fail to post every day, you can go where I find the goodies.

Made some very pink Easter/spring cards at the CTMH Coffee and cards on Saturday.

And best of all, I got to talk to BOTH my sons last night !

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sunday, one by one

Going to give you a quick one to get started today, another sleepless night, so it's naptime in a minute.
Imaginisce  Boxes of Goodies up for Grabs !

Thursday, March 3, 2011

BIGGIE

The Grand Calibur !!!! Is being given away to one lucky winner by  favecrafts - and there are up to 4 chances to enter ! Hurry - hurry - hurry !!! Make sure you read all the details and best of luck to you ! If you have any questions, please get ahold of them on their contact form.


While you are there, take a look around and sign up for their newsletter, follow them on FB and Twitter, and if you look, you might find another prize opportunity !

NOTE : This giveaway is In celebration of the launch of the NEW Cool2Craft Newsletter at FaveCrafts.com, they're giving away the Spellbinders Grand Calibur. Here is the backstory. Just wanted to give credit where credit is due.

ShopWeR

ShopWeR - just change your FB profile pic to their logo and you could have a chance to be spotted and win. Complete details in the post. ALSO - they have the cheapest price on the Sew Easy. Most brick and mortar stores are marking them up around 10%, and I've heard, but not seen, the eBay prices are very high. The new heads (8 bigger ones) come out in May. Can you tell I love this ?

First one for Thursday

Moxie Fab World chance to win a set of stamps, and they are all so cool  !
And so far, that's it. I'm going to put my nose to the grindstone, and crank some things out.

Just as I was feeling bad...

Weather is getting colder, the waetherman had said 30 degrees all week, yesterday we got up to 10. So I've been sleepy and sluggish, and had a big case of the blahs. So, since I couldn't sleep, I went back to see what was on FB, and still didn't find much, but here it is.

Nikki Sivils Winner picked on March 3, announced March 4
Glue Arts   it's a cross promotion with Fancy Pants. Basically go to Fancy Pants and tell them Glue Arts sent you, and then to Glue Arts to say Fancy pants sent you. You'll see.
Imaginisce  is giving away a Cricut cart

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

March is Craft month

So be on the lookout for lots of giveaways from everybody. There is one from my all time favorite adhesive company, Helmar March is National Helmar month. Pass it on to all your friends and have them Like Helmar and then post on Helmar's FB page and put your name (or mine?) as the person who sent you, and then if you win, they win.....please read the post !

Monday, February 28, 2011

More Stuff

Coming up in March (tomorrow) in Honor of National Craft Month Scrapbook Trends will be doing fun things every Wednesday. Put it on your calendar.

Coming to Newstands March 15th. Put it on your calendar too Paper Crafts Magazine 350 Cards and Gifts

Creating Keepsakes Blog  for a really cool way to jazz up an old suitcase, and a prize too !

If you haven't done it already, sign up for the My Mind's Eye newsletter here . You won't believe what they are doing ! BUT YOU HAVE TO DO IT BY END OF DAY TODAY.

Another for the calendar tomorrow Bella Blvd

And that's all I have for now.

A Little Facebook tip and other stuff

I kind of stumbled on this, but thought it important enough to re-share in case you hadn't heard it. Are you missing posts from your friends and companies on FB ? Do the dates seem wonky sometimes? Here's how to stop that. Go all the way down to the bottom of your page. About two thirds of the way across, you will see "edit options". You have 2 choices : Friends and pages you interact with most, and all of your friends and pages. By default, FB will show you the things and people you interact with most, so you may be missing things. You may want to choose the "all of your friends and pages", as this will get everything onto your newsfeed.

Be very careful about all those cute little apps they have to tell you who your favorite friends on FB are and personality tests and quizzes. I found out today that something I clicked on for one of those apps started shooting full sized webpages of garbage (not nasty, just annoying), and before I knew it, there were 16 pages piled up. It took starting up a Norton Scan and then doing a restart on my laptop before it went away.

Playing games on FB - I am a full on Bejeweled fan. For no reason, it got really slow and didn't work right. Cure : Have no other windows or apps running when you try to play a game.  NEVER EVER shut down your antivirus program, and always make sure it is updated. The games on FB can be very graphically intense and suck up alot of memory.

Get rid of things on your desktop you don't need. Put it on a CD, and save it there. A CD will save MUCH more than a memory stick. The only problem is that you don't have instant access until you pop the CD in, but it makes a speed difference. Go to your temporary files and delete them. You don't need 90% of what's in there. And as for FONTS !!! OMGoodness, I had 450 different fonts on my laptop when I checked. I'm probably going to mess something up, but the space they are taking up is stupidly large.

Make sure you empty your deleted and junk files in your mail programs. Another big space waster. Set up folders so all the mail from, say, Addicted to Scrapbooking always goes into whatever file you want it to. Your Aunt can have her own folder, you can set up things to go wherever you want. Have you ever used the sweep function in Hotmail ? It is so cool - you select one message from ABC company, click on sweep, it gives you options, and then it picks up all the ABC messages and sends them where you want them to go, instead of having to click all 147 messages you got from them in the last 2 months.

I have a more detailed listing of ways to improve computer speed, and I will look it up, and will email it to you if you'd like. Norton has it built in somewhere, and any other antivirus will likely have the same thing. Whatever operating system you are on should have something similar.

I now return you to your regularly scheduled programming, and hope to find some more giveaways shortly.

Hello again - more links

Going to try the Post-It-As-I-See-It today. So there may be one more post, or 10 more posts, orseveral giveaways to a post, or just one. Here ya go !

Here for the goodie from Scrapbook and Cards Today - a brand spanking new copy of their NEW & LIMITED edition of Card Maps Today !! Winner announced Friday.

Here  TOMORROW May Arts is having a big surprise, and announcing the March Challenge. Mmmm - a prize maybe ?

Here  for Moxie Fab World's new fabness for today. "Fun House" by GCD studios is the collection up for grabs. Leave a a comment by midnight EST on Sunday, March 6 saying what you like most about this line and why and they will draw two luckies to win it!

Here  If you haven't already, leave a comment to get in on the 25 prizes that Paper Crafts is giving away.

Early Posting

Here  Imaginisce and Glue Arts Goodies - winners announced on Friday, March 4th.

Gosh - that's all there is this early !

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Finally Back Home

I was supposed to be home Friday night, but I was just too tired to drive, so I stayed at the hotel one more day/night and did nothing but sleep. Woke up to a little snow, maybe an inch, and once I got on the road, it got ugly. On an interstate that you can drive 75 on, I was lucky to go 50. On the positive side, it made my gas mileage go up to 40 mpg. So I get home, and brought my stuff in the hoouse, went out to get a pizza, then  mom and I had dinner, and back into bed I went. Have even had a nap already today !

I had everything I needed to take pictures of my cards -- except the cards ! Boy, did I feel stupid. I did get lots of goodies, which I will tell you about Tomorrow.

Trips take alot out of me, and I got another one of those lovely steroid shots in my hip. It's working very well, but as for my back, there are 4 vertebrae that are acting up, and I found out that one or more of my meds is causing me (along with me) to gain weight. Looks like a big conference to change things again to see if it works.

Bear with me, and I'll get this blog going again.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday, just before breakfast - Oh, and I won again !

I made it to the hotel, even after the blizzard of the weekend. The highways were amazingly good. I headed straight to the hotel, ate the complimentary cookies and some decaf coffee. Usually I drink my coffee as strong as they can make it, but I've given up on caffeine after noon.
Today, I get to go for an orthopedic appt, probably shots in the knees and hips. They work wonders, but you can't overdo it right afterwards........or you do pay for it !!! Depending on how things go, I will get to do all my quick stops at the shops, and then late lunch, my nap, and a quick runthru of what's out there.
And I won again ! It was thru CraftCritique.com, and the did a review of Quick Snippers. Basically the Swiss army knife of decorative scissors...1 straight blade, and 5 fancy ones. I think it will be very handy to take to card class and make a quick edge so mine are a little different. (Please excuse me if I already posted this, not trying to make a big deal about it - I forget what I do and don't post sometimes) I should get it in the next week or so.
I'm very excited to go and pick up my Sew Easy heads. They do have gorgeous shades of threads, and they are about $3. I have tons of embroidery thread from my cross-stitching days, so I'll do some of that first. OKAY.....on to the posts....sorry I missed them yesterday.

Moxie Fab "Stamp" of Approval Comment on the site, tell them which you like best, you could win all 4 !!

Imaginisce - Berrylicious Hop on this one quick, I expect they will announce a winner tonight or tomorrow. They were having a release party, and today was the last day. Point to remember - release parties usually involve a give away. Go back to the other posts by looking down the left side for February posts, and comment on the others too ! You could win the entire Berrylicious Collection, and it's going to be just darling for spring and summer. It may not be too late to change your FB profile pic to one of their 3 darling avatars, they're going to randomly pick someone who has changed their pic.

May Arts has been doing alot with Graphic 45.........delish ribbons and divine paper. Leave a comment on the May Arts FB page.

So far that's all I see. Will take time later to update.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Getting ready to go

Trip to the VA hospital for follow ups and probably shots in the hips and knees. I got my partial plate for my upper teeth last week, and am getting useed to those. I have several cavities, 3 of them pretty bad, that will be taken care of in the next six weeks Want to see pix of those ? LOLOL !

I dug my car out of the new foot of snow we got in our weekend blizzard, and we have a wonderful neighbor who has a snowblower and takes care of our front walks and driveway. Another neighbor in the back, takes care of the back driveway and the back walk. By now, the highways will be pretty clear, but I have to leave on Wed for my Thurs appt because it is at 9:40...NO way am I getting up that early and driving 125 miles. I will be in a town that has a Michael's, a Joanns, a Tuesday Morning, a Hobby Lobby, a TJ Maxx, and my favorite LSS - R Scrapbook store. Is there anything you want me to look at - to see if it is in stores yet - or if it is as pretty in real life as in the mags or online ?

I get to get the rest of the new heads for my Sew Easy - and I hear there are 6-8 new, larger heads coming out too. I'm also going to purchase the 7 Gypsies Binderie. They haven't been selling well at Hobby Lobby, and they were marked down to $23.99 a couple weeks ago. I think I have a pretty good chance of getting one. And then some more Tim Holtz bits and pieces, some more Black Magic Core'dinations, some springtime colored Bazzill papers, and a few other things that catch my eye. Full report on Saturday.

Now it's time for a quick nap before supper, then pack to leave in the morning. Two nights in a hotel.....I just love hotels for some reason. I'm sure my cats will snub me when I get back.

Later, xoxoLiz

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Really lzy poster today

No energy today - none at all. Fell asleep at the desk last night, sitting up in my chair, for SIX hours !!! At least I didn't go face first into the laptop as I have done before. Had fun at CTMH card class today, but there's not a speck of light coming in the windows, so will rig up a light tonight. Promise !!

Have fun with the links, they will take you to where you need to go. ALSO....would LOVE some FEEDBACK on my site PLEASE ! And send me some of your friends. As soon as I hit 25 followers on Google Friend Connect, I will have BLOG CANDY !!! Have them list you as a referral, and the one with the most referrals before I close the candy eligibility will get a little something for themselves. Candy will be open to current blog followers as well. Love you all, it's what keeps me coming back to post, especially my friends in Germany and Canada !! Now GO !

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fes5iCY&h=c3f8f

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/GLUE-ARTS/118333407462

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Coredinations-ColorCore-Cardstock-Paper-for-Scrapbooking/187498550362  may be a repost - but good thru the weekend, watch the video

Reminder - they will be giving away a (new, I think) Cuttlebug in March. Sign up for their newsletter, scroll down, down, down http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=169452283100348&set=a.142071505838426.28929.139562436089333&theater#!/MyMindsEyeInc

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Night - a BUNCH of stuff being given away

If I counted right, there are 14 giveaways in this post. First of all, I am going to apologize because it is entirely possible that I may have duplicated something from earlier. I usually note the time when I finish my last post and go from there, but I think FB is a little funky with what is getting posted where. That being said, which style of posting do you prefer ? The "there's a pony in there somewhere" - where I give you a number or a letter that takes you where you need to go, or this "style" in this post, where I give you the names of who has the giveaway, with some of them having explanations behind them?

Another thing I am contemplating is adding a tab with all the sites I follow, with a link to their FB page and to their blog, so you can check the spots yourselves, OR do you prefer that I hunt things down for you, OR a combination of both ?

This blog is for you (and of course I enter the giveaways too), so if you want something, you have to tell me.

So now, get yourself something to drink and prepare yourself to sit awhile to enter all these giveaways !

create: Blog

Sizzix  not a giveaway, but a great sale !

Xyron

May Arts Ribbon

Club CK

Roberts Crafts  scroll way, way, way down

Making Memories

Glue Arts  scroll, scroll, scroll

Lindy's Stamp Gang  involves making a project and submitting it (online, I think) by Feb 20) for chance at prizes

AC Moore  Only works if you have a "smart" iPhone. I'm not happy with the premise, but if you want to and can do this, good luck.

Roberts Crafts different than the earlier offer at the top of this post. As with most giveaways at Roberts, you can get 8 - 10 entries, which gets pretty time consuming, but if you have the time and patience, go for it !

Scrapbook and Cards Today Did you know that this fabulous magazine is from Canada ? And did you know it is absolutely FREE ? Online, that is...but you will love it, follow it on FB and read them regularly on the SC&T website !

Paper Crafts Connection  This is a HUGE prize package. Sometimes the place to click for comments is at the top of the post, sometimes it is at the bottom.

The Crafting Chicks Another HUGE basket-o-craft supplies. Make sure you like them on FB first, or you won't be able to comment. Opportunity for up to 3 entries.

Want more hits/visitors to your Blog ?

I've been running this for awhile now, but I thought I should share it with you. When I first started out running my blog, I searched for a way to draw more visitors to the site.

Obviously, you need to be providing information relevant to your readers, and it should be unique in some way. Then, you want to draw people in from the search engines - say, when someone does a search, you want your results to appear as close to the first page of search results as you can.

http://pingomatic.com/ can update the search engines (19 of them). Just go to their site, fill out their info, then bookmark it to your favorites bar. Then, every time you update your page, go to Pingomatic, click the button, and it will send out a ping and update the search engines for you !

TGIF -- Find the Prize !

Apparently I got up alot earlier than the prize givers did ! Anyway, here's the first three  I could find since last night. Have fun, Good Luck, and I will see you later !!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

More for You !

A couple of these may have been posted before. I do that because it may be an ongoing contest, which I will usually tell you, or it's a site's desire to raise their fan base. I repost because some people may not read all of the posts. I'd be very happy if you passed this little blog on to your crafty friends, and ask them to join us via Google Friend Connect. I have stated in the past that once I get 25 people via Friend Connect, I will offer blog candy. I also have it on pretty good authority, that once my readership reaches 100, I will have an outside sponsor donate a prize. I can guarantee it will be a fun one !! Okay, so in keeping with my earlier post, I am going to post links, and you get to find the prize. There may or may not be more than 1 prize connected to a link. Please keep another couple things in mind...most giveaways and contests are one entry only. And for the most part, they are open to everyone--everywhere. If they aren't they will normally state that. If you want to pass something on to your friends, I suggest you send a message to a select group of people that you KNOW are crafty like us. Just make another list within FB, and you can send it just to those people. Here we go !!

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C

D

E

F (might be a duplicate from today's first post)

G

Find The Prize

On all my posts for the next couple days, I will post the link, you find the prize ! (There may be more than one in some of the links) Here we go !!
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Two

Three

Four

Five

Six

Seven   (Involves submitting a layout)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Getting back up to Normal

I'm feeling better and am almost back to full power, except for the occasional night I can't sleep, so before I nap this morning, I wanted to share a couple of giveaways that are out there.

CraftCritique reviews the Imaginisce Glue Gun. Comment for a chance to win.

MyMindsEye is looking to boost their members and will be giving away the new Cuttlebug and an Expression, along with some accessories. Sign up for the newsletter and tell all your friends !

Free tag download

I just got "The Scoop" email from Paperwishes. This usually features new products and a free project or two. It's a really great resource for me. This time they are featuring Time for Fun Papers and ribbons. ALSO - there is a free download of very cool tags that perfectly coordinate with this set, or you can print them out and use them on other projects. Another helpful thing is the suggested accesories, like the clock stamp set. I'm really hooked on clocks right now. Click  HERE to get your free download. Print them out on white or cream cardstock, and you have a bunch of really nice tags. Sign up for their newsletter, and you can have ths come to your inbox !

Friday, February 11, 2011

Where I've been this time....

Sunday - drove in a day ahead of time to avoid bad weather. Hung out at the hotel.
Monday - dr appt, shopped (got the Sew Easy pad and the handle my store was saving for me, and some other miscellaneous deals. Best thing was I got 2 pkgs of Tim Holtz paper, one pink and one blue, at 50% off !)
Tuesday - another dr appt. Got some more core'dinations paper, and a $10 credit from my favorite store, so I snagged the Tim Holtz Tabs die - it's going to make cool mini albums.
Wednesday - eye appt and drove home
Thursday - 3 teeth pulled under Nitrous Oxide. God Bless the person who figured out how to use that for dental work. I'll never have dental work done without it.

And now it's Friday, and I think I will take another day of rest., although it looks like it's going to be 2 hours at a time again. I really want to play with my new goodies I got this week, but I don't know how that's going to turn out. Going back to bed again, will try to chat at/with you in the morning/afternoon.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Core Cards

Core Cards Now, not only does Core'dinations have the greatest paper in the world, with all the variety in their collections, but they are now making it in cardmaker sizes too, AND now they have cards already scored and ready for you to play with ! Set even includes envelopes !! Gotta check this out !

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Update

The weather has been playing games with us here in South Dakota. Missed 2 doctor's appointments out of town because the roads were so bad. I have appointments on Monday and Tuesday (7&8), so I will try my bestest to get something good out tomorrow or Monday. Please stick with me on this crazy ride !!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A post or two or three

It's pretty early here, and I'm going back to my warm bed soon, but since I couldn't sleep, I decided to drop in another post. Still alot of work to do on the blog - most of it is slogging thru the Blogger help files and trying to understand how everything works. It's a real brain drain. So, here's what I have for you today, please leave a comment here or in the NEW chatbox (so I can see if it works!)  If it's cold and snowy and the roads are bad where you are, please stay at home if you can, if you have to fo out - please be very careful.

Echo Park Paper  Win it before you can buy it ! For the Record, a fun bright set, contest ends 02/07, FOUR winners ! It's supposed to hit stores the week of Feb 14.

HELMAR  Tell them what your favorite Helmar moment from the show was by posting a comment on their FB page. Random winner will be selected! (let me just say, if you win an adhesive runner from them, it is MAGIC ! That stuff makes paper stick like crazy !)

For my Canadian friends, or other friends who want to go to Canada for this, it's almost time to register for ScrapFest Canada in Kitchener (somebody tell me where that is) ScrapFestCanada  sounds like a scrappin' good time. If you go, how about a report when you get back ? This info came from Scrapbook and Cards Today, probably one of the best magazines around ! Yay Canada !

Imaginisce  is having a February challenge, AND a blog hop ! Big prize for the challenge ( you have to submit a project) and for the hop (9 sites), which you have to finish by Feb 3, the prize is a cordless iBond glue gun ! They've got some cool inspiration for the challenge, and they're also going to be looking around for people who are using Imaginisce in their projects. Hop winners will be announced Feb 4.

Still Alive, a couple of links

We're having a good snowstorm here, around 6 inches at noon yesterday, now comes the wind and the drifting. I have the camera battery charged up, but I don't know if I'm going to get much good light tomorrow, but I finally have several cards to show you that we've been making in the CTMH card club I go to on Saturdays.

I'm also making two tri-shutter cards I am making for my sons. Christmas cards. Yeah, I know.... The tutorial for that is on Splitcoaststampers.com . It looks a little intimidating, but once you get going, it isn't so bad. I had some troubles cutting the design paper the way the tutorial said, so I looked at the gallery there, and got lots of good ideas.

I was supposed to be going to pick up my new Sew Easy stuff today, but the roads are awful, and even the plows aren't out. They had an accident between a plow and a tractor trailer yesterday, no one was hurt, but when it's like this, you just need to stay home if you can. The Sew Easy is by WeRMemoryKeepers > They are also the folks behind the Cropodile - in versions 1, 2, and now 3 ! They have great paper collections and embellies, so go take a look ! There's a link at the top of the page that tells you where you can buy them. There's even a special program if you are a retailer.

Paper Grace designs is having a birthday giveaway, with 4 ways for you to enter. She's giving away a great selection of Baker's Twine, which is one of the hottest things for embellishing your projects. Go visit Lisa, and leave her some love after you look at the site.

You have to be under a rock if you haven't seen or heard about CHA - Winter, being held in Los Angeles. (I think if it's winter, they should have snow). There have been several giveaways on the spur of the moment, so if you have been following them on Facebook, you may have seen them. There have been alot of new products revealed there, and most will start shipping in the next couple of months. Seriously, so much pretty paper, embellishments, Sizzix and Tim Holtz, I think we're going to need to save our pennies for this new stuff.

I'll get back to posting as usual in the next couple of days, so I hope you'll stick with me. Remember, when I get to 25 followers on Google Friend Connect, I will have my own little sack of blog candy ! So, please tell your friends about me and ask them to join too !

xoxoLiz

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Still kicking it around

I'm desperately trying to learn how to make my tabs work, and how to unclutter my blog. Does anybody have anything they would like to see me do here ?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday, Just Popping In

If you stopped by the blog and it looks kind of wonky, it's still a work in progress. I'm also pretty busy at home this week, so I may not be posting as much as I'd like...but I won't disappear completely !

Really Reasonable Ribbon  is offring a really great pack of prizes to celebrate their blogoversary. Drawing is on Jan 26.

KinderStampO  Today is Jess' birthday ! You'll want to watch her videos today as she shoes how to make a beautiful embellishment that takes just a few minutes, and it really shines on the card. This is day 24 of her 34 days.

Maya Road  Day 4 of their release party, go look at their pretties and enter your comment

Websters Pages  Keep an eye out for them....should be a prize filled week. Haven't seen anything yet, but it's still early.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pardon My Dust (Again)

I have some things I need to do this weekend with the blog, so it's going to take me away from my regular posting. Hopefully I will come back with a better organized blog, that functions the way I want it to.

I see there's been a few new folks signed up as followers, and I really doo appreciate your support. I hope the blog is helpful to you, and for all my followers, I'd really enjoy hearing from you, so leave a comment as you pass through. If you like the blog, pass it on to your friends and ask them to follow with the Google Friends. It makes it much easier to see who is following.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Finals for Friday

WendySueSweatAnderson  has a copy of The Organized and Inspired Scrapbooker to give away. A Random winner will be chosen Monday Morning.

CreatingKeepsakesBlog  Has a copy of the same magazine.

create:   has 3 sets of Bazzill's NEW printed paper to give away. They are also providing you with all of the goodies from last year’s Creative Escape, valued at about $450 !!!!

Roberts-Arts-and-Crafts  It's Freebie Friday, run over and see what's up for grabs. Lots of ways to earn extra entries.

Scrapbook and Cards Today  Prizes from a new company, Your Next Stamp.

Making Memories  Slice Design Card

happynscrappin  Lots of goodies ! Scroll down a ways to see them

Glue Arts  says "You can win a sweet Valentine selection of our Accent It All vinyl (red, pink, white and silver) and let's tuck in our Ribbon Adhesive and how about a roll of our Adhesive Squares too. {you'll LOVE them!! We promise!} We'll select a random winner and announce their name here on the blog on Monday. "

FancyPants  I'm not sure what, but there's a prize in there somewhere. Leave a comment after looking at their post

CraftySteals  has some Maya Road to give away. Contest closes Sunday morning, winners announced Sunday night.

Finally Friday

Bella Blvd  You'll defintely want to sign up for this. Winner today.

Peachy Keen Stamps  Second chances...read the post

Scrapbooks and Cards Today  more than one chance to win !

KinderStampO  Day 21 of 34
 Go On and get moving !

Why in the middle of the night ??

Well, it all started with a question from Core'dinations on their FB page. They wanted us to guess who they were core'dinating with next. They were going to have the answer set to post at 12 AM EST, and I knew I couldn't stay up that long, but I also knew I'd wake up in the night and have to know.  Hence, this post.
Core'dinations is giving away 40 packs of their newest, unreleased assorted packs of TIM HOLTZ and RANGER !! One pack is called Distressed, and the other is Adirondack. Now when you go to their blog, it flips between the Tim Holtz and Ranger screen and Stacy Julian screen. Click towards the bottom (where it says "Click Here") and it gives you an entry form. NOW...what is VERY important to remember is you only get ONE entry into this contest, so if you run across this offer in another link or another post somewhere, do not enter again. Entering again on a one entry contest will usually get all your entries voided (my words). So, find the entry form, fill it out ONE time, and then cross your fingers that you are one of the lucky 40. This is going to be a great release, especially when you can win it before it's even released ! Good Luck ! The bad news is this : you must be 18 or older and you can only enter if you are from the US or Canada. Winners will be picked at random for the 40 prizes and will be notified by email.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Thursday Night

Fancy Pants Sneak peek - to the moon

Bella Blvd  Sneak peek cardstock stickers

Helmar  The first 5 people who refer 10 or more people (who actually become fans) will get a great prize of Helmar goodies - one person has already won.

Moxie Fab World  Stamp of approval goes to Inkadinkado - you could win 5 stamps

Scrapbook and Cards Today  Nikki Sivils giveaway

Imaginisce  Day 4 of Animal Crackers Release Party

Very early Thursday

I'm still up and I found something, so I figured I would post it now, so earlybirds and our international friends can get a jump on it.

Maya Road  Day 2 of reveal/giveaway...tons of cute chipboard shapes and pretties, also lots of inspiration. You'll see SO many possibilities !

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

late night Wednesday

Glue Arts  says : "Okay all of our amazing Glue Arts fans we're giving away a Glue Glider Pro and one od each of our refills for the Pro! And we'll tuck in our Extreme Adhesive Squares! They're the best! Just leave us a comment anything goes! We'll give you through 9am EST tomorrow! Thanks again !" Stop by their FB page and comment and see what happens !

Helmar reached their goal of 2700 fans, and now Tracy is "obsessing" over the next goal. They really do give out alot of prizes, and I was fortunate enough to win some Helmar 450, a Helmar tape runner, and their Scrap dots in a tube...good stuff. Tell them I sent you, would you ?

Afternoon, Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011

Bella Blvd  win the Mr Boy collection, winner announced tomorrow morning.

Do you REALLY like to make cards, all kinds of cards, and do you like to win prizes from top-notch stamping companies ? Like $450 worth ? Now that I have your attention, hop, skip, and jump on over to Paper Crafts Magazine and see what it takes to enter their Stamping Royalty contest !!! C'mon, you know you look great in a tiara........at least give it a look. 15 people will win.

Keep an eye out for Maya Road this week they are doing sneak peeks, and they're being awfully darn sneeky about it ! Same thing with EchoParkPaper, they ran a spur of the moment call in contest about 3 hrs ago, and INTERNATIONAL callers could call..

Speaking of International crafters, I will do my best to let you know if you are eligible to participate, especially if it's listed up front that you can or can't. I believe most people are eligible giveaways, but as always, if they show RULES, then you need to double check it.

Another sneak peek week from Bella Blvd. ONE of the things you can do is change your FAcebook profile pic to one of their badges. There's alot of other things you can do, even if you don't have a FB page, so go look and see what's what. Winners announced Friday (4 of them)

As far as sneaky things go, I have noticed that some companies will just ask a general question on Facebook. Make sure you answer these, because sometimes they end up giving away a prize, sometimes not, but you never know !

If I see more later, I'll post later. I have to glue some card fronts from class last night. I tried some pix a couple nights ago, with a brand new battery, and the juice dried out after only 6 pictures. So we're charging again.
xoxoLiz

Free tag download

From Paper Wishes, here is a beatiful set of tags and lables in reds, purples and greens. Very pretty... Right Here , just look for the little film icon, and just to the right of it is the link for the free download. These work best on heavy paper, okay on white, nice on Kraft, and just gorgeous on a vailla colored paper. This is the fourth time I've seen/posted these kind of downloads, thye come out with a new paper release. Sign up for their newsletter and the newsletter comes right to your inbox. The tags come out in a PDF format, so make sure you have Adobe on your computer, it's free !

Middle of the Week - Happy Wednesday

Imaginisce  Day 3 of Animal Crackers Release Party Win The Entire Animal Cracker Collection plus -  The NEW i-bond Cordless Glue Gun

Maya Road  Day 1 of Sneak peeks -  a $35 prize of Maya Road goodness

KinderStampO  Day 19 of 34 - Jess is like the energizer bunny of crafting and videos !

Glue Arts  they say "We'll pick a random winner to enjoy a Valentine selection of our Accent It All vinyl (red, pink, white and silver) and let's tuck in our Ribbon Adhesive and a roll of our Adhesive Squares too."  Sounds like good times to me !
Helmar  wants to do a giveaway once they reach 2700 fans - and they only have about 70 left - watch them on FB !

That's all I have for you right now. Check back later !
xoxoLiz

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bella Blvd  Sneak peek at new release stamps (and a prize) Winner announced in morning.

Tomorrow, stop by EchoParkPaper , they say they are running a contest !

Paper Crafts Magazine  will be giving out " The Organized & Inspired Scrapbooker", a new book, winner announced later this week

That's all I have for you tonight, see you in the morning !

Tuesday

Here's 5 neat giveaways I found this morning. I probably won't post again until later tonight...another CTMH workshop tonight. See you later !

BoBunny  They are introducing their new Timepieces line. It is STUNNING !!! If you like vintage at all, you are going to love this line. Everything you could want !

PaperCrafts Connection  A chance to win 11 Unity Itty Bitty stamps

scrapinkris  $50 GC to Glue Arts. Ends Jan 28, winner announced 29th. Open to all !

Imaginisce  Day 2 of Animal Crackers Release Party ! The Entire Animal Cracker Collection plus - The NEW d-stress tool!

KinderStampO  Day 18 of 34  Watch how she makes the cutest ccanvas bag with PKS Stamps ! (oh, and a prize too)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday, Monday

Core'dinations  pre-embossed with designs from Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, Jenni Bowlin and My Mind's Eye. 50 people will win a new, unreleased assorted pack. For US/Canada. This is a one entry offer, and I'm pretty sure I have posted it before.

My Mind's Eye  Stella and Rose Hattie and Gertie collections. Open until Jan 21. 2 chances to win, open to everyone !

My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Hazel and Mabel collection. Two people will win, but it also says 1 person will win all 4 collections. Open until midnight, Jan 19. Two chances to win, open to everyone. MME is being awfully generous !

Moxie Fab World  Cosmo Cricket circa 1934. Enter by midnight EST on Sunday, January 23

KinderStampO  Day 17 of 34  Peachy Keen Stamps Snow Flakey Set . 2 chances to win.

 


BoBunny  The new Gabrielle line. Doesn't say when it ends, but winner will win some goodies from the collection, and be announced Jan 24.

Imaginisce  Animal Crackers release party - there's a prize in there somewhere - actually 2 prizes. Winners announced Friday, Jan 21. Looks like there may be a giveaway every day.

And that's what I have for you today !

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I won again !!

I won a pack of Rosetta Stamps from PSA Essentials ! They are gorgeous, and they are on the way. PSA Essentials has a picture of them , 5 sets down and on the right side. While you are there, please take a look at the rest of the cooll things they have, and get to know Libby at PSA Stamp Camp . She has a couple of videos showing how these cool stamps work. Browse around her blog, and take a minute to become one of her followers. She has everything from stinkin cute to elegant on her blog....I know you will love it. If you don't feel like joining, please leave her some love in a comment. I know she'll appreciate it !
Imaginisce  Learn about new DT member Kim Holmes, and the prize info is in there too.

Scrapbook News and Review  They are doing a staffer call ! Not alot of details, but that's where you go to read about their company, some of the details, and to fill out your application ! You don't have to be a superstar advanced crafter for this, so everyone is invited to apply. I think there might be some other things on their site too.

Wow, I looked and looked and that was all I could find.

I did manage to get crafty yesterday, inky fingers and everything. Maybe that will bring my mojo back !