Saturday, February 5, 2011


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 . 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 !