Sunday, December 18, 2011

My Pink Stamper 12 Days of Christmas Challenge

Hello Everyone!!

If you would like to enter the My Creative Suite Giveaway, please click HERE.

It's been a while since I posted something I actually made.  Don't get me wrong, I have not stopped crafting, I have just been slow at posting on my blog.  Hopefully I will catch up in the New Year.

Robyn over at My Pink Stamper is hosting a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway and challenge event.  Each day is a different project, a different challenge, and a different giveaway.  You do not need to participate in the challenges in order to enter the giveaways.  If you have ever read my blog, you know I LOVE Robyn's blog and stamps.  I thought I would participate in a couple of the challenges in order to get my craft and posting mojo going.  I am doing the Day 5 challenge, which is to make a gift card or money holder.

It turns out I made a few gift card holders for various secret santa gifts.  I altered the crayon box from Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More in order to make something that laid flat.

Here is the rest of the gift I made.  This was for a Secret Santa.  I made a movie date night box.  The bucket is actually a bucket of popcorn I covered in paper.  I also included two sodas, two boxes of candy, and a gift card for our local movie rental place.  Last, I wrapped in in cellophane in order to make it package like...and something they could open.  I made the bows out of paper.  Look for a future video for the tutorial.  

Supplies Used
Various Paper
Tags, bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge
Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge
Popcorn Bucket
White Gel Pen

Hope ya'll are having a fabulous holiday!  Don't forget to enter my giveaway for the My Creative Memories software!!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Digital Scrapbooking and AWESOME Giveaway

Hello Everyone!! 

It's been such a long time since I've posted anything on this blog.  I have been crafting some (especially during Halloween), but somehow the pictures never made it onto my blog.  I'm hoping to get back into the crafty/bloggy groove of things.  Here is my first attempt!

I was contacted a couple months ago by Liz from My Memories who wanted me to do a giveaway on my blog.  I was skeptical about it because I do not use digital scrapbooks and prefer making my own.  However, I thought I would give it a try.  

I got a download of the software to test out, and it turns out it is not so bad.  I found the software SUPER easy to use, and it was VERY user friendly.  My hesitations come from never digitally scrapbooking.  It was hard for me to figure out exactly where I wanted everything and how I wanted it to look.  However, I do think it is very nice software.  When you are done creating your "album" you can ask them to print and bind it for you, or you can export your album into jpeg files and use them however you please.  They have several you tube tutorials and information to get started using the software.  See below on how you have a chance to win the digital scrapbooking software for FREE!!!

Below is my first attempt at creating a digital scrapbook page.  I decided to stay with the Christmas theme (after all this is December).  A couple of years ago, my fiancee, my mom, and I took a trip to Disney World for New Year's Eve.  I had always wanted to see Disney World lit up for Christmas.  We spent New Year's Eve in the Hollywood Studios theme park where they have the dancing lights.  It is one of the most spectacular things I have ever seen and a memory I will never forget. Below is a SMALL sample of the pictures I took of the lights.      

Okay, now we get to the fun part...the GIVEAWAY!!  My memories has been kind enough to donate a free download of the complete My Creative Memories Suite software FOR FREE!!  Here are the ways to enter the drawing: 
  1. Go to the My memories website and browse through their digital scrapbooking packages. Leave a comment on this post telling me which one is your favorite and a way to contact you. 
  2. Follow my facebook page (click on the link to the right) and leave a comment on this post telling me you now follow me. 
I will randomly pick a winner on Monday, December 12th.

For those of you who want the digital scrapbooking software now, My Memories has not forgotten about you either.  They are offering a special coupon code that provide a $10.00 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook Software and a $10.00 coupon for the My store.  Just enter the copy and paste the code STMMMS1268 at checkout for your discount

For more information about My Memories, please visit their facebook page or twitter page.  Good luck and be sure to check back for more holiday projects!!