Friday, October 31, 2008

Free make and take is coming....

Stay tuned to my blog over the next couple of days as I will be posting a free Christmas make and take! We have to start getting ready with our hand crafted items, right? Tell everyone you know that is a crafter to start watching so they can get a head start on holiday creating!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Stamp winner!!!

Remember the random draw stamp contest for 150 posts on the blog? Well the winner I chose has not come forward and as promised I am choosing a new winner for these stamps. So see below!

Misvish said...
How sweet of you to do an RAK.I love this time of year too, the temperature is perfect, the colors are so beautiful, and there is of my favorite events.Karin #4472 - Fiskateer

Send me an e-mail with your mailing information so I can get these out to you!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Ok, the Stories By Eveyrone site now has the calendar up and ready to load your photos and journaling in. I think Calendars are a wonderful gift for the holidays as the people you give them to have photos to remember you all year long! Anyway, head over and check it out!

The best part is that you create one calendar and you are done. You can then order how ever many copies you need! It took me about 45 minutes to upload the photos, pop them into place, and then add my journaling. So 45 minutes and you could have 10 people knocked off your Christmas list!

Paper Crafts Gourmet

Did you guys see this new book? It looks really cool and it not only has paper crafting in it, it also contains cooking recipes as well as supply lists and instructions for the paper crafting projects!

Anyway, here is a link so you can check it out!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I did it!

I created my very first online scrapbook! This was so cool and man could I see doing that for Christmas gifts! You create one book and then order several copies to give to everyone!

I made a book of our vacation to Washington DC this past August and basically you upload your photos to the site and then drag and drop there where you want them in the book. Then you click on the text and then hit edit and add your journaling by your photos.

So my book is done and next I want to try a calendar. Once I receive my book in the mail I will post some pictures here on the blog so make sure you keep checking back so you can see my finished project! I will keep you posted on the calendar as well because that would be a totally awesome Christmas gift! I believe you will be able to start making those on October 25th.

Check it out...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Where or where?

Oh where, oh where is my most recent blog winner? Oh where, oh where can she be?

Ok, scroll down to read the winners from the Halloween stamp giveaway..................if you are the winner follow the instructions for your prize. If you know the winner please let her know she is the winner! I'll wait for about a week and if I have not heard from the winner I will choose another random winner from the list..............

Monday, October 20, 2008

Oh my gosh.....look what I found!

I found the coolest website today that is going to save me a ton of time for Christmas! Well, a ton of time overall, not just for Christmas! (think birthday, grandparents day, etc)

So you go to the link below and you basically choose the book you want to build and enter your pictures and journaling and you are done. The book is complete and it is mailed to you within 5-7 days or to your Local participating Scrapbook store. There are many different book sizes and styles and very soon there will be a calendar option available. The prices are very reasonable which is a bonus! Can you imagine giving a personalized calendar like that to the people on your Christmas list? You create one and then give it to everyone! How easy, huh? Anyway, here is the link so you can go and check it out!

Oh Joy!

Yes, I am already preparing for Christmas! First the invitations a few posts ago and now I am working on decorations for our home. Julie Comstock sent me a package containing their new Christmas line, "Oh Joy." I love the wonderful colors and designs in these papers and love the fact they make the die cut sheets with the matching chipboard! If you want to see the line and coordinating embellishment pieces just pay a visit to

So run out and get some of this great new Christmas line and start creating! Those fun chipboard pieces with matching die cuts make great ornaments, package decorations, and you can whip up your Christmas cards fast using them!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

You guys did it!

You made the 150 post mark!!!!! So I am now able to give the darling Heidi Grace Halloween stamps away..............and the random winner of the stamps is................

Patti said...
Sam sent me your way...nice to have a new blog to check out! BTW, love, love, LOVE the Christmas cocktail party invite (Oct. 5) just the way it is!! Beautiful!

Send your mailing address to me Patti at

Congrats Patti!!!!

Now for the person that referred the most people to post....winner is....MaryNSC! Send me your address! Congrats!

Another Halloween project!!!

Ok, this just up on the Fiskars Crafts website! I found this wire basket in the thrift store and knew it would look so cool altered with the new Cloud 9 Designs Halloween Fun line! Of course I had just the pair of scissors to make all those cuts.........Fiskars Classis No. 8.

Anyway, if you want to see what I used to make this basket and how I did it head over to Fiskars Crafts to check it out!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fiskars Halloween Fun!

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today is a big online crop over on the Fiskateer site! I made a special project just for my Fiska-Friends which is pictured above. The treat sacks are for my daughter's halloween party at school and the candy dish next to it is for her Teachers. They deserve some special sweet treats as well! I used the Heidi Grace halloween line and threw in some of the Cloud 9 Halloween Fun as well! The lines mix very well together.

Oh, and don't forget to check the posts below this one because you can actually win the Heidi Grace Halloween stamps! Just follow the instructions and have fun!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Slow going....

Oh my....I thought for sure by now we would be at 150 posts! Ok, I am going to throw out an additional incentive..................

I challenge each of you to see how many people you can send to my blog to post in the thread below to reach the 150 mark. Make sure when they post, they post your screen name as well. The person that gets the most people to post on the thread below will win a little prize from me. I will still do a random draw for the halloween stamps!

Ok, on your mark, get set, go!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Giveaway fun!

So it is fall........I can feel it in the crisp and cool mornings! With fall comes the fun of baking and the smell of fresh picked apples. Then in the middle of it all there is Halloween. How fun! All the children dressing in costume with parties and trick or treating! Anyway, I want everyone to have fun with halloween. Have you seen the new Heidi Grace Halloween line? It is delightful and fun! This set of stamps coordinates with the line. You can see papers and embellishments for this line here

So in honor of getting everyone enthused, I have this fun set of stamps to give way! So here is the deal:

Post a comment to this giveaway thread. Once there are 150 posts I will choose a random winner. You can send anyone you want to post to help reach the 150 mark I will need to choose the winner. can only post once! So if we reach 150 posts tomorrow, I will draw tomorrow. So the faster we meet the 150 post goal, the faster the drawing will take place. Send every crafter you know!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Want to win?

Ok, keep checking my blog because in a couple of days I am going to be giving something away! Yep, something free......something fun.......something you will like! And tell everyone you know to begin watching my blog for the announcement because I am going to do the 100 blog post again! Watch for details coming soon...........

Sunday, October 5, 2008

From halloween to Christmas!

Ok, I know I just posted a little halloween project and not to skip over any holidays, but I like to plan ahead.

Each year my husband and I host a cocktail party for his employees. This will be our third year and I must keep up the tradition of creating the 21 invitations by hand! I found out last year that several of the women keep the card because they love my work and can't part with it! So now I feel pressured to create designs they will like!

Anyway, the photo above is what I was playing with today. Take a look and leave me a comment letting me know what you think. I'll make it can pick from one of the comments below!

a) I love it, go with it!

b) Um, it needs some work but not bad

c) Dump the whole thing and start over!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Trick or Treat!!!

So I am busy getting ready for halloween. I was thinking today of what crafty little item I can create for my daughter to take to her preschool class for their halloween party. Well, I decided I was going to create sucker covers!

Very simple and fun! I used the new Cloud 9 Designs Halloween Fun collection. I simply cut patterned cardstock the width to fit the sucker and then created a double length. You will see the black striped cardstock is not yet folded. So then you score, fold and then I opened it back up and used my Fiskars eyelet setter to pop a hole in the center as shown. I took my Round the corner squeeze punch and rounded the top corners. Next you slide your sucker stick through the hole, add adhesive on the inside at the top and secure. Then you embellish the outside using the many fun embellishments that come with this line! I added a bit of curling ribbon at the bottom.

Very simple and very cute. I know the kids will love it!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fiskars Crafts

Hey all!

As many of you know I recently made the Design Team for Fiskars Crafts. (

Anyway, just a tip to begin watching the website! Right now you can see a sneak peek of a project I created that will be up this month on the stay tuned!