Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm celebrating the Summer in Paris Cricut Cartridge with a give-away!!

Hi, everyone and thanks so much for visiting my blog!  I am so in love with the soon-to-be released Cricut Cartridge, Summer in Paris!  I also have a new-found love of creating mini albums!  So, I am going to start assembling a kit to make one just as soon as my cartridge arrives!  At the same time, I will assemble a second kit that you can enter to win!  Of course, you are free to create your album using whatever cartridge and cuts you wish.  You don't have to use Summer in Paris, I just plan to select papers, etc, for the albums that I think will work well with that cartridge.  So, just leave a comment to be entered.  And, if you don't mind, tell me what your favorite cartridge is of the new releases!
Blessings and Hugs!
Good luck, everyone!

UPDATE:  WOW!!!  I think I got carried away, but I thought I would give an update on how the kit is progressing.  I have the 6X6 chipboard cut (6 pages, so the mini will be the standard 12 page mini).  Here's where I got carried away--the winner will receive 42 6X6 papers!!!  I know!  I went crazy!!!    You will have plenty to choose from, that's for sure!!! That's all I have done so far, but I will add LOTS more goodies to the kit--binder rings, Tim Holtz findings, stamped images, you get the idea.  I round the corners on my minis.  What do you gals think?  Want me to round the corners for you?  And if so, just the chipboard, or all the papers, too?  Post some comments and let me know!  I want this to be fun!!!  Input from those who post comments will help me tailor the kit more to what you want.  I'm excited!  This is my first kit give-away!!  If it goes over well, I'm sure I'll do more in the future!  Oh, and I forgot to put a deadline!  DUH!!!  The cartridges are supposed to be out in mid-April, so let's set the deadline for 9pm PST on April 1st.  That will give me time to get the kit to the winner  before the cartridges ship.  Sound good?

UPDATE #2:  As I go through my stash, it appears obvious to me that I have been unknowingly preparing for this cartridge for a LONG time!!!  I have purchased SO many printables with a Parisian theme that I am amazed myself!!  French dress forms and windows, chandaliers and peacocks, hot air balloons, and tags too numerous to mention. I'm going to need a BIG box to ship this kit to the winner!!!  And I haven't even started going through my embellishment stash yet!!!  WOOHOO!!!  This is so much fun!!

UPDATE #3:  Went through my printables stash and got those ready and added to the kit.  I stopped counting at 50 tags!!!  There are three sheets of vellum and some cardstock shapes, as well.  Now I will go through my embellishment stash.  The way it is looking, if you have some chipboard, you should easily have enough in this kit to complete AT LEAST two other mini albums.  I tried to whittle it down a little, but there really isn't anything that I can't see working in some way, so I'm leaving it ALL in!!  I'm hoping to post pictures of all the goodies once I'm done, so check back!

YIKES!!!  Are you ready?  I had to take TEN pictures to show just a sampling of what is in this prize.  And I still want to add some trims and fibers!  Anyway, here we go:

Webster's Pages vellum--Two sheets

Another Webster's Pages Vellum sheet

Just a small sampling of the papers--Remember the winner will receive 42 6X6 sheets of top-quality papers, many of which are glittered or foiled.

Over FIFTY tags, Acetate Top Note and Pink mini brads
This really is quite a stack of tags!

Naked Chipboard Eiffel Tower, frames and off cuts
One mylar Eiffel Tower

Some of the embellies

More embellies, charms, binder rings, clips, paper flowers, boa, pearls

One page of printed French images
One page of Memento Stamped French Images

Ladies in hats ephemera

Vintage shoes Ephemera

WHEW!!!  I will be adding more goodies to this kit, but that's it for now.  I want to go shop for some lace and fibers to add to it.  So, what do you think?  Se Magnifique?


UPDATE:  I didn't take a picture of it, but I am adding a 7 Gypsies stamp set to the kit, as well!!  Great stamps that will work with SOOO many projects!!!  WOOHOO!!!  This is fun!!

UPDATE:  Today, I have added fibers, ribbons and some gorgeous lace pieces to the kit, along with several yummy feathers!!!  This is one HUGE kit!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Beautiful blog award!

I was so honored to receive the Beautiful Blog award from Cyndi.  Check out her blog by clicking on the Beautiful Blog Award picture at the right!  The requirements for accepting this award are:

You must tell 7 things about yourself that most people don't know about you and pass on the award to 15 other bloggers.  So, I'll complete the first requirement below:

1.  I learned to ice skate when I was 30 years old and competed as part of a precision skating team.
2.  I grew up riding horses almost every day.
3.  I am claustrophobic.
4.  I love all things crafty, and in addition to my papercraft addiction, I do machine embroidery and sewing.
5.  I was single until age 32.
6.  I have no biological children, but have three beautiful step-daughters, 8 grandchildren and one great    grandson.
7.  For 15 years, I was the clerk of a justice court and supervised 8 employees besides being secretary to the judge.

OK!  There are 7 things about me that my online friends probably didn't know!  The hour is late, so I will pick my 15 beautiful blogs tomorrow!

Thanks, again, Cyndi!!  I am truly honored!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Here I am!!

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile!  With the serious knee problems I've been having and a bout of stomach flu, I know I have been MIA.  Starting to feel a little better.  I am working on a super secret project for a very special friend.  It is something I've never done before and was inspired to create this project for her.  So, check back.  I am hoping to post my very first video of this project once it is done!  And I am planning a big give-away at the same time.  I'll make up for being missing in action for awhile!!!

Thanks, everyone, for your patience and for dropping by my blog!!

Blessings and hugs!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Thanks so much, everyone, who participated in my latest give-away.  The winner of this prize is:

SandyGarrett said...

Thanks for a chance to win your boxes! Just became a follower!

Congratulations, Sandy!!  Please send me your mailing information so I can get your prize on its way to you!

Thanks again, everyone, for participating!!!



Adding more goodies to the prize!

OK, doesn't look like I will hit 225 by 9pm, but I am still adding another goody to the prize.

I'm adding 5 12 X 12 sheets of .22 chipboard!  The really good stuff, white on one side, cuts beautifully in the Cricut machines.  This will be enough for lots of fun!!


WOOHOO!!! Hit 200 Followers, so here's what I'm adding!!

You guys ROCK!!!  Thank you SO much for following my blog!  OK, as promised, since I hit 200 followers, I am adding a prize.

The winner will receive TWO sets of my metal and chipboard heart locks and key sets that I use on my favor boxes!!  (Scroll down to see pictures of these on the favor boxes made for my dhs coworkers.)  PLEASE continue to post your comment on the original post and sign up to follow in order to be eligible to win.

If by some chance I hit 225 followers before the 9pm deadline tonight, I will add a BIG prize!!

Good luck, everyone!!!