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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jack The Giant Slayer Giveaway

Warner Bros. is proud to announce the arrival of Jack the Giant Slayer released on 
DVD & Blu-ray on June 18! 

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them and rescue the princess! The question is... are you courageous enough to rescue the princess? Are you brave like Jack? Take the quiz to find out!

One winner will   win a Jack the Giant Slayer Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Ultraviolet) 

To enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter below.  Good Luck to all

Disclosure - A prize will be sent to one winner provided by Partner's Hub.  I did not receive any form of compensation

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Girl on the Moon Birthday Card

Cute and whimsical girl on the moon.   
Great for the little (or big) girl that loves anything frilly, pink, frou-frou and girly!   Cutouts embellished with tulle, miniroses, light green bling, tissue tape and a sugar coated sticker.

Entering in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenge 91 - Flowers Galore
mini-roses and rose print on the cut out.

Through the Craft Room Challenge Blog - Anything Goes

A Creative Romance - Anything Goes

Splendiferous Creations - Birthday
Happy Birthday card

Crafty Catz  - Lets go Pink

ABC Challenge - Pretty in Pink

The Shabby Tea Room - Ruffles and ribbon
Tulle ruffles, Pink and Green

Supply List:

Happy Birthday Card - Girl
- "Happy Birthday" sticker (Martha Stewart)
- collage cutout (Crafty Secrets)
- pink cardstock (envelope)
- dark pink cardstock (card)
- monochromatic print green and pink paper
- yellow glitter paper - (Core'dinations)
- pink paper rosettes
- light green jewels - (Bo Bunny)
- pearlized small button and pearl accent
- Paper tape (Tim Holtz)

Core Couture Glitter (Core'dinations)
- netting

Crafty Secrets Vintage Scraps
Martha Stewart
Birthday Celebration
Purchased at Marshall's

Tim Holtz Tissue Tape

Bo Bunny jewels Garden Girl  and pink Rosettes from A Cherry on Top

Monday, June 10, 2013

Le Cirque Mini-album

Cover Page - Trimmed in Ribbon and accented with glitter glue. 
I still need to work on perfecting the art of applying Stickles.

I have an obsession with Graphic 45 papers.  I love the vintage images in a huge variety of themes and tend to purchase older and/or retired lines at Tuesday Morning where they are sold in bulk packs of paper for $3.99 each - a total steal!  If I cannot wait on the newer lines to be discounted though, I will purchase immediately....Secret Garden for example.

One of my favorite retired lines is Le Cirque.  I have had SO much fun with this paper.  Below is a mini-album that I made using a Pink Paislee board cover, 4 different sheets of  Le Cirque Graphic 45 paper, personal photos, polka dot washi tape, circus stamps, white cardstock, kraft paper and simple embellishments.

3 Ring Circus - come on see the show! 

 Stamped and colored image of female
 acrobat / trapeeze artist  is actually raised for dimension and "swinging" from hemp twine.
I just realized it looks like she is about to kick the little clown in the face......
Ooops!  She should be more careful!

"Ring" in Circus letters colored with distress inks and enhanced with glossy accents
The pictures below are not as crisp as I would like but that did not stop me from sharing.  I plan to purchase some reinforcers for the rings and add journaling, but other than that, this album is complete!

Fabric name tags (left page - not shown) and theme (right)

Fun "Daring and Death Defying" page to serve as a reminder
lest you forget what the circus is all about!

Group picture -with circus themed stamp border on left.

Black and White with color highlights.  Left page blank to add journaling.
The picture was converted to black and white from color and the noses were shaded red with an online editing tool

Back cover.  A little blurry (sorry!)

Here is an example of a card I made out of the same paper and die cuts.  This was layered over blue, plaid and orange glitter cardstock, decorated with a die cut, metal brad and trimmed with tulle ribbon and hemp twine.  The envelope is handmade out of an 8x8 page of paper

I have some other card projects that I am looking forward to sharing.  Feel free to share links to your own projects!

Entering in the Just Girls Challenge:
Ends Thursday

Pictures edited 06/11 - I was able to get a clearer picture for a few of the photos.

Disney Music Store gift cards

One of the challenges with younger children is finding age appropriate music.  The Disney Music Store is a great option - it is a one stop shop with thousands of current and classic hits to chose from.

Want to give the gift of music?  Disney music gift cards make music shopping simple and are perfect for graduation, birthdays and other special occasions.You can purchase the cards in face values of $15 or $25 and alternatively, in custom variable amounts.  The cards are available at Wal-Mart and grocery retailers everywhere -  cards are activated upon purchase. From there, users may go to the Disney digital music store, enter a code and shop for instant downloads from a menu of over 12,000 tracks.

The catalog of music available at the Disney digital music store includes current hit artists (Selena Gomez, Bridgit Mendler, and Demi Lovato), Disney Channel series and original movie soundtracks (Shake It Up, Austin & Ally, Let It Shine), film soundtracks (Brave, The Muppets, TRON: Legacy), inspired-by compilations (Frankenweenie Unleashed!, Muppets: The Green Album, Almost Alice) plus classic soundtracks (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid), Disney Junior soundtracks (Sofia the First, Jake and the Never Land Pirates), Disney Princess and Fairies compilations, Radio Disney favorites, Spanish language, Songs & Story, and many more.

 No other music/entertainment brand offers such a vast array of top quality family-friendly musical entertainment that parents can trust and feel safe about their kids interacting with.  This would make a great gift for a school aged child.  They can select songs that from films and shows that they love or simply favorite songs and enjoy over and over again.

disclosure:  This information was provided to me from a PR firm.  I received a gift card as a thank you for participation. FREEBIE!

Be one of the first million to grab your FREE Treat card!  
To get your free card, visit HERE

Offer expires 6/17/2013 (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for one (1) free greeting card using the code TRTEF77EAX at checkout.  See restrictions below

  •  Postage may apply. 
  •  Customer must be a first-time Treat customer. 
  •  Offer is valid for one-time redemption per billing address. 
  •  Cannot be redeemed for cash or combined with other offers, discounts, promotions or credits. Offer is not applicable to previously placed orders. 
  •  Offer is only valid on and does not apply to purchases made from the Treat Cards for iPhone app. 
  •  Offer is not applicable to Treat Card Club, gifts, or third party or partner websites.

Disclosure:  This offer was provided to through  I received a gift code as a thank you for sharing this information with my readers.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Warehouse Sales for scrapbookers and papercrafters!


A scrapbooking warehouse sale is when companies offer excess stock from older lines, making it available to customers at deeply discounted prices. Sometimes these sales are at the physical location of the warehouse (which stinks if you are not local to the area or in a reasonable distance for a road trip).  Other times though the companies will box up product and make it available to all customers, near and far. The boxes are only available for a limited time - once the last box is sold, there will not be any more available.

Some companies offer warehouse sales 2x a year and others 1x a year or less. It is a great way to get hundreds of dollars worth of product for around $25 - $60. For customers outside the country of origin, shipping rates can be quite pricey, so it is best to weigh the savings versus the shipping costs before making a final decision.  Some of the boxes are identical and other companies may have a set number of versions OR each box may be different.

I missed a couple sales last year so decided to follow all of my favorite papercrafting companies on facebook. you can see my list HERE  this list should be available for public viewing.   In order to keep track of all of these fabulous sales I simply check my facebook list and favorite blogs 1 - 2x per week. Searching on Google is also another great way to find out about new sales.

 So far I have received orders from three warehouse sales - one from Maya Road Fall/Winter 2012 AND Maya Road Spring/Summer 2013 a these were filled to the brim with chipboard goodies and fabric embellishments.  II found that there were some duplicate items in the Maya Road boxes from the two back to back sales, so I may wait through the next sale and hit the one in Spring / Summer 2014.   I also ordered a box from Webster's Pages Fall/Winter 2012 - this one was loaded with paper and embellishments.

Yesterday I ordered from Pink Paislee Spring/Summer 2013 (THIS IS STILL GOING ON NOW - IF INTERESTED HURRY!!).  In the next week or two Webster's pages is having another sale so I am definitely ordering from them too as I loved the first box SO much.  My birthday present to myself!!!!

When I see a sale I will visit youtube to see if there are any videos from what was offered the year prior for a paticular company.  If I like what I see, I am more inclined to order.   If the style or type of products offered is not my preference, I will decide to wait for another one.

I will try to keep listing new sales.  This is a great way to buy products from upscale papercrafting lines.   If you like variety and surprises you will love feeding your scrapbooking and shopping additions with these boxes while saving some money in the long run!


Bet On Your Baby - Giveaway

Every parent thinks they know their baby well, but are they willing to bet on it?
Bet on Your Baby is a new show where parents play fun games with their toddlers, and try to “bet” on what baby will do next! If they guess correctly, the family wins $5,000 in college tuition money, and the chance to play for $50,000!
All of these heartwarming and hilarious games are played in a toy-filled room called the Baby Dome. Do you think that you could predict what baby will do next?

Take the quiz to see if you would survive the Baby Dome, and watch videos of the cutest contestants on TV in the Game Gallery! Why your audience will love the Bet on Your Baby Blog App:

• Would You Survive The Baby Dome? QUIZ – How well do you know the behavior of babies? How do you think these toddlers will fare playing these games in the Baby Dome? Take the quiz to find out!

• Bet On Your Baby GAME GALLERY – View the cutest clips of the stars of the show! Visit the Game Gallery to watch the babies and parents in action, playing awesome games together such as Toy Time, Stack 'Em, and The Sound of Moo-sic.

• Great Contest SImply take the Would You Survive the Baby Dome? QUIZ and post your results in the comments section. Once you are through, post your results!
Giveaway prize:

Luvs® Super Absorbent diapers give your baby the protection they need at the low price you’re looking for—complete with a money back guarantee. New Luvs® Super Absorbent Jumbo Packs have an everyday low price of $6.97 at Walmart! These were my FAVORITE diapers when my kids were babies - I preferred them to more expensive brands - these seemed to work the best for my children

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