Monday, December 31, 2012

♥ Paper Sweeties $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway! ♥

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Hi everyone! I'm back yet again with another fabulous Giveaway! This time it is a $100 Gift Certificate to the Paper Sweeties Shoppe! Paper Sweeties is owned by my sweet friend Debbie Marcinkiewicz. She opened her shop in August of this year after 2 years of planning and preparing for it! It has the cutest acrylic stamps with her shabby chic, girly charm that we are all used to! Here are some more words from Debbie!


Paper Sweeties is owned and illustrated by Debbie Marcinkiewicz, and offers clear acrylic stamps that allow paper crafters to create adorable dolls with interchangeable outfits and accessories! We also have a variety of wonderful all-occasion sentiment sets - perfect for every paper crafted project! The Paper Sweeties Shoppe carries hand tea-stained seam binding too! The Sweeties dolls, accessories and sentiments are so fun to play with – they will bring back fond childhood memories of special moments from the past! You’ll enjoy using the Sweeties to create projects for card making, scrap booking, party favors, invitations and so much more!

To win this super sweet prize, I just ask of you to do 2 simple things! First, link up your name on the bottom of the post and then visit the Paper Sweeties Blog and leave some love over there too! So many beautiful and inspiring creations!!  I'll leave this open until December 31st! I will announce my winner shortly after the New Year!

Also, Paper Sweeties have two contests running for the month of December! Just "like" their Facebook Fan  Page for a chance to win a $50 G/C and/or comment on any December blog post for a chance to win another $50 G/C to the Shoppe! Wow! That leaves you with 3 chances to win!! Good luck everyone!!

♥ Make it Crafty Christmas Event and Giveaway! ♥

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There's only 14 more days til Christmas!

The MiC (Make it Crafty) gang and their Special Guests thought it would be fun to have a 'grown up' advent calendar as we count down the days til Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!
Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow "to open the door".

All you have to do is stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!

PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don't want to miss out on!


But what's even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win some Make it Crafty goodies like I have played with today!!

By leaving a comment on this post you could win:

Here it is finished! Isn't it pretty!

And these amazingly gorgeous Ornate Clock Chipboard Embellishments! Just LOVE that Butterfly Clock!!
The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days - giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!

This is what I have created with my MiC goodies!

This super fun Santa Sleigh 3-D Chipboard Kit! These chipboard kits are so easy and fun to put together! And they are really strong too! I could play with one of these kits everyday!!

I filled the sleigh with a burlap bag that I made that was filled with some scented Christmas Potpourri, greenery, Candy Canes and of course, Santa. This makes a great decoration or even a table centerpiece. It would even make a great gift for someone. You could place some money or a gift card inside of the sleigh! I also used some beautiful Chipboard 6-Point Snowflakes from the MiC Store too.

The reindeer were also so easy to put together. Before I assembled them, I simply rubbed some different colors of brown, cream and white ink pads over them to give them color. I then added the pom-pom trim and little bits of holly and berries to them. 

I adhered the entire thing onto a long piece of cardboard with a hot glue gun, so that it is easier to move around. I then added lots of snow (batting) and tons of glitter! 

Don't forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to 'open the door' to 24 other inspirational projects!

Thank you so much for joining us and we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful loving Christmas.

Thanks again Zoe for having me be a part of your special Christmas Countdown Event! I had a blast!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

♥ Simon Says...Anything Goes! ♥

♥ I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with loved ones! We had an extra special Christmas this year! My brother and sister-in-law from Italy is here with us for the holidays. So I hosted a Christmas Eve dinner with them as the honorary guests and then had Christmas Day yesterday with my Mom and Dad. Such a special time with loved ones. But I must admit, I am glad that the stress of shopping for the "right gift" is over!! :)

This week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog we have an extra special challenge for you. It is "Anything Goes"! And the DT is showing you all the gifts that we made each other for our Secret Santa Gift Swap!

I made a little chippy house for fellow DT Cheiron. I decorated it with some beautiful Sheet Music Wrapping Paper by Kaiser as well as some fabulous papers and stickers by October Afternoon's, Make it Merry 12x12 Kit.

 I also used some Cashmere Dame Blue Polka Dot Washi Tape by Glitz, a Melissa Frances Resin Keyhole and Frame, May Arts Red and White Stripes Ribbon, Simon Says Stamp Holly Leaves with Berries, Martha Stewart Himalayan Snowflake Punch, White Opal Liquid Pearls, Hemptique Light Blue Hemp Twine and Vintage Hemp Twine and lots and lots of Doodlebug Sugar Coating Glitter.

Her house number is 25. Just perfect for a Christmas House!

I even made a little sign with her last name on it.

And don't forget, Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

Have a wonderful week ahead!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

♥ Simon Says...Merry Christmas! ♥

6 more days and counting....Santa will have visited you all, I hope! ;) And in celebrating that most special day of the year...we are having a Christmas challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog! We want to see anything "Christmassy"! (is that a word?? - LOL - I don't think so!!)

This week the Simon Says DT are featuring Simon Says Stamp Exclusives in their projects! Simon Says Stamp has their own line of exclusive stamps, dies and more! I have chosen to use this wonderful clear stamp set called Small Folded Banners. Love this fun set!!

I also used another Simon Says Stamp exclusive, the Faceted Snowflake Die. Such a beautiful snowflake! I covered it in some Doodlebug Chunky Glitter.

The Holly Leaves with Berries are also by Simon Says Stamp as well! The papers I used are from the Lily Bee Design Christmas Cheer 6x6 Tiny Tablet. The Green and White Sheer Ribbon is by May Arts. I also used some twine, a small bell and some pom pom trim.

And don't forget, Heidi will generously give the random winner of this challenge a $50 Credit Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Superstore! Good luck everyone!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and a very Happy New Year!!

"Christmassy" hugs....