Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Michelle B. Giveaway

The Michelle B. Giveaway is live! Good luck to all who enter.

Welcome to the Michelle B Cookware Event!

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Michelle B. 10-Piece Induction Ready Forged Aluminum Cookware Set produced by Fagor America.

Almost no other Miami chef has made as big a splash on the national culinary scene as Michelle Bernstein. A James Beard Award winner and author of Cuisine a Latina, diners are loving Bernstein's cuisine at her two successful South Florida restaurants: Michy's and Sra. Martinez, dubbed one of the Best New Restaurants in America of 2009 by Esquire Magazine. Michelle appeared on the Food Network to battle Bobby Flay on Iron Chef America, from which the Miami chef emerged victorious. Michelle continues to appear on national television shows, ranging from Top Chef and The Today Show to the Martha Stewart Show. This 14-piece Induction Ready Forged Aluminum Cookware Set includes: 1-1/2-inch-quart Sauce Pan with Tempered Glass Lid, 3-quart Sauce Pan with Tempered Glass Lid, 5-quart Stock Pot with Tempered Glass Lid, 11 4-quart Saute Pan with Tempered Glass Lid, 9-1/2-inch Fry Pan, 8-inch Fry Pan.

  • Available at Macy's.com and Amazon.com
  • Designed and hand selected by Michelle Bernstein herself
  • This 10-pc set includes:
    • 5qt Dutch Oven with Lid
    • 11” (4qt) Sauté Pan with Lid
    • 9.5” Open Skillet
    • 8” Open Skille
    • 1.5qt Sauce Pan with Lid
    • 3qt Sauce Pan with Lid
  • Made from Forged Aluminum with a double layer, high gloss color silicone polyester exterior
  • .4mm body with .5mm base and edges
  • Resistant to scratching, abrasions and wear
  • Whitford Interior non-stick coating is scratch resistant and ensures durability: no peeling, blistering or cracking making it easy to clean
  • QuanTanium PFOA Free
  • Metal utensil friendly
  • Stainless steel cast handles riveted to the pan
  • Silicone cool to touch handles
  • Every lid fits on a piece of cookware
  • The light color of cookware interior makes it easy to see what you are cooking
  • Perfect for use on all stovetops; gas, electric, radiant and induction
  • Includes a collection of full-color recipe cards containing some of Michelle Bernstein’s delicious recipes from both of her Miami restaurants
  • Available in Red, Black, Blue and Lemon-Lime

One lucky winner will receive a complete Michelle B. 10-Piece Induction Ready Forged Aluminum Cookware Set.

Giveaway ends August 6th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2 New Projects - Gift Tags and a Simplified Card.

Kraft Gift Tags
Attached are a couple of projects I have worked on.  The first is gift tags.  these are really simple to make.  Each design is a craft square, a stamped mandala design, a circle punch and stamped image - some directly on the circle punch and others on another punch out which is then glued to the circle.

The stamped images are colored with marker, pen, colored pencil, stickles glitter glue, etc.  Once complete the tag can be quickly assembled - the circle is glued on the front of the card, a hole punched in the corner and threaded with embroidery thread.  I did distress some of the edges - some better than others.

Here also is a card I worked on the other day.  I tend to want to load up my cards with every embellishment  I have so I am trying to work on simplifying.  Here is a general card I made that can be used as a thank you, congratulations, birthday, good luck, or " just to say hi" card .  I still used quite a few materials but kept to one color scheme in cool hues (baby blue, black, silver/grey) and kept embellishments to a minimum by my standards......  I love the lightly stamped butterflies over the border - very subtle.  Less bling - more bang!

This card I will enter into the Addicted to Stamping "Blue Challenge"

I am hoping to enter some more challenges this week so will be back with a few more card postings.   Happy crafting!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tiddly Inks: More Sneak Peeks and a Little Giveaway


Tiddly Inks: More Sneak Peeks and a Little Giveaway:

Next Tuesday, Tiddly Inks will take the giant step of offering physical clear stamps---not just digital stamps--wow!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Little Caesars Giveaway

For years I could not find a Little Caesars by where I lived in NC.  In other cities I lived in Little Caesars was prominant and recognized  for being the best value for the money.  I was thrilled when I finally found one close to where we live and another not too much further than that.  (If you are unsure if there is a Little Caesars in your area, simply use the Store Locator)

My daughter had a large sweet 16 birthday party this summer.  We purchased several pizzas - at the time Little Caesars had a 2 for $10 promotion and we immediately knew where we were going to get our pizzas!  The kids (and adults) were well fed - even with 20 plus teenagers, there were plenty of leftovers!

You can find out more about Little Caesars using the links below or watch the fun videos (Little Caesars has AWESOME commercials)

Little Caesars on Facebook

Little Caesars on Twitter

Thanks to Little Caesars I have one $10 gift card to give away.  Simply post what menu item is your favorite.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was contacted directly by Little Caesars, who asked for
my participation  by sharing this information with my readers.  In addition, I received a small gift card to thank me for posting.  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Quick and Easy Sock Monkey Cards

These are so cute and super easy to make....  I had both cards done in 30 - 45 minutes.

I used pre-made blank cards by Doodlebug Design.  Each package of 8 had cards in 8 different colors.  The inside is patterned in pinstripes and the front and back are a matching solid color - the window on the front of the card is trimmed with printed stitching.  My favorite part is the top loading "money" envelopes. SO cute!

To decorate the card I used Sock Monkey stickers by Recollection, ribbon trim by Jolee's Boutique (French General Collection), buttons, baker's twine, glue dots and Stickle's red glitter glue.  After I was done adding the embellishments I cut out 4 scalloped squares - one on Core'dinations card stock red and one on kraft paper. The kraft paper was stamped with a simple "happy birthday" in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink and embossed with clear powder.  The edges of the red scalloped paper were given an aged effect with the stamp pad.


Next time I will use double sided tape or a tape strip to adhere the ribbon so I do not get the bubbling effect but other than that I love, love, love the way this turned out - especially as it took a fraction of the time to complete compared to most of my projects!

I am entering in the following challenges:
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - For a Child
Stamp It! Techniques - Birthday (using very, very basic stamping techniques)
365 Cards - Keep it Simple

Until the next project..... :)

Pillsbury Baguettes Winner

Pillsbury Baguettes winner is..... Jen!

Congrats Jen!  I will email you directly :)

Monday, July 02, 2012

Crafty Secret's Linky Party and Giveaway

Crafty Secret's Linky Party and Giveaway - 3 NEW Clear Art Stamp Sets!  Crafty Secrets is hosting a Linky Party.  To celebrate they will be giving out a $50 or the 3 new stamp sets to 2 winners.(see picture at the top of this post).

Crafty Secrets specializes in vintage images of all kind.  Not only do they offer a wide variety of stamps, but they also have digital images, printed images, paper, scraps and more!  They are one of my all time favorites and I have several collections of their stamps.

The image below is a card I created using the American Beauty set, wide navy ribbon, red card stock, Authentique paper, bakers twine,  Tim Holtz paper, flowers, rhinestones and a couple of patriotic stickers.

Below is a anptjer card I made using Crafty Secrets Fairyland (bird and nest) and Heartwarming Vintage Creative Scraps for some of the embellishments.  I added lace, brads, chipboard, hemp and a metal tag for mixed vintage collage look:

My favorite set is the Greetings from Wonderland - these are much more simple using layered stamp images from the set and colored in with Prismacolor pencils.  These were placed over solid cardstock which was layered over hounds tooth printed paper.  the card was also embellished with cutouts, gel pen and glitter.

I am having fun looking over all of the other creations.   if you get a chance, link up your projects before Friday this week.  Happy crafting....

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Tooth Fairy 2 - Review and Giveaway

The Tooth Fairy 2 (PG) movie is about a man named Larry, played by Larry the Cable Guy.  Larry selfishly puts his needs instead of his girlfriend and prompting her to leave him and eventually move on to greener pastures.  Seeing the error of his ways, he attempts to win back the heart of his beloved, unsuccessfully.  During this process, he destroys a child's belief in the tooth fairy and has to restore it in order to move forward in his own life and get one last shot at love.....  

In addition to the movie - the Tooth Fairy 2 includes some special features:

TOOTH FAIRY 2 Special Features:
·         Why Do I Lose My Baby Teeth?
·         Return to Fairyland – Making Tooth Fairy 2
·         Larry the Hairy Fairy
·         Tooth Fairy 2 introduces – Crusher the Pig
·         A Memory to Remember

Thanks to 20th Century Fox I have 3 copies to giveaway to readers.  Cannot wait to see if you won?  The Tooth Fairy 2 is available from major retailers or directly at  www.FOXCONNECT.com.

To enter simply post a comment about why you want to see this movie or who you would want to watch this with AND if you prefer a DVD or Blu-Ray version.

For an extra entry do one of the following and comment seperately for each one:
- share via twitter, facebook or other and post the link. 

Giveaway will close in two weeks (07/08/2012 at 11:59 pm EDT)  Winners selected at random.  Must be 18 or older and a permanent resident of the US.  Email must be included in your comment or viewable on your profile in order to win.  Potential winners must respond within 48 hours to notification email or another winner will be selected.  

Good Luck to ALL!

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