Friday, November 25, 2011

November Blog Candy Winners!

Hi all!  Did you have a good Black Friday?  I know I did - I was able to get lots fo my Christmas shopping done!  But let me tell you what happened this morning.  I had my cup of coffee in hand and ready to turn on the computer to draw my winners on, but discovered that my computer would not turn on!  Already, I thought...oh no.  I didn't back up my pictures or docs from the last month.  Please let me be able to recover all of that!  Thankfully, it turned out that my computer's power supply went dead, but the good folks over at the local Best Buy were able to install a new one.  Yay!  Disaster averted.  For now anyway.

So let's fast forward.  Shop, shop shop, nap, play with the baby and feed him.  Eat dinner.  Watch Shawshank Redemption with the hubs and my in-laws.  And now, here I am ready to post my winners.  Whew!  You ready to find out who the 2 lucky winners are?  Well let's do it, shall we?  The first winner is for the November Final Friday Giveaway, which is the Something To Celebrate clear mount stamp set and Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon.  The winner is...
Lucky # 33, who happens to be Ilene B!  Here's her sweet comment:

Congrats, Ilene!!!  I will be emailing you soon.

The lucky winner for the November Blog Candy Bonus - the Merry wood mount stamp set - is...

Lucky #46, who happens to be Lisa!  Here is her comment:

Congrats to you, Lisa!  I will be leaving on comment on your blog!

Thanks to all of you for your fun comments.  It truly is so much fun to read them and I appreciate you all sharing your thoughts with me and all my blog friends that stop in for a visit :) Thanks so much.  Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Good night for now!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

from our home to yours...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Just a touch of some papercrafts this year with our napkin ring/ place settings...

May you all have a wonderful day with your friends and family.  Wish you a day filled with thanks and gratitude.  We have so many things to be thankful for, especially for our sweet little blessing!

Have a wonderful Turkey day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

fun and simple {Luggage Tag}!

Hello there bloggie friends!  Did you guys get a chance to check out the Online Extravaganza that started yesterday?  It's definitely worth checking out if you haven't already.  For today, I've got a quick and easy project that would make a cute stocking stuffer or little gifts for co-workers.  It's a luggage tag I made using the Spice Cake DSP and the clear Decor Elements Vinyl sheets.  Isn't it cute?  What's nice about it is that the clear vinyl sheet has some weight on it and makes my Spice Cake DSP more durable by protecting it. 

Here's how I made it:
1. Cut one 4"x 4" piece Spice Cake DSP.
2. Die cut a letter of your choice (or any image that will cover up to 3"x3" of your 4"x4" paper) using a Vinyl sheet.  For this sample, I used a "D" for my little man, or for Diaper bag {heehee}.
3. Adhere the letter in the center of your 4"x4" DSP piece.
4. Cut 2 pieces of 4"x 4" clear Decor Elements vinyl sheet.
5. Adhere the clear vinyl sheets on the front and back of your DSP and use a bone folder to smooth over the top of the DSP to ensure it's adhered well.  This "laminates" your paper.
6. Using the Scallop Circles #2 die, place your DSP onto the larger scallop circle, with the letter face down. 
7. Run your laminated piece of paper thru the Big Shot.  Now you have a scallop circle tag.
7. Finish it off by punching a hole at the top with the Crop-a-dile, string through ribbon and you're DONE!

Here's a final look at my diaper bag:
Doesn't the tag look so cute on it?  Hope you like this fun and easy project!  Have a great day!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza is HERE!

Hello all!  Today's the kickoff of Stampin'Up!'s Online Extravaganza.  You can check it out here!  You'll find discounts on select items from 20-60% off.  Today's 24 hr specials are on the following items:

Happy shopping and hope you guys have a FABULOUS week!  Toodles for now.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Stampin'Up!'s Online Extravaganza starts Monday, Nov 21!

Hey there, bloggie peeps!  Have you been waiting for some Stampin'Up! deals for this holiday season?  Then you won't want to miss the Online Extravaganza that starts on November 21st and goes thru Wed, November 30th!  You can shop 24/7 on my Demonstrator Website, so no need to rush out and drive anywhere!  Just log on starting November 21st and you'll be good to go. 

Here are some very KEY THINGS TO NOTE:
  • There will be a special 24 hour sale on 2 specific items starting November 21st from 12:01 am until 11:59 pm (Mountain Time).  It's so top secret I don't even know what they are'll want to check it out!  I would hate for you to miss these 24 hr only deals!!
  • Some sneak items {just to give you a little taste} are: FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle!
This is great time to get gifts for your crafty friends and family, or indulge on the items you've been wanting for yourself {everyone needs to do that every now and  then, don't you think? wink, wink}

Get ready to start the week with some great crafting deals in advance of Black Friday!!!  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  I'll catch up with you guys soon!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

November Blog Candy is here!

Hello dear friends!  I'm back with some fun giveaways for November!  As I had mentioned in my previous post, not only will I have this month's Final Friday Giveaway, but I will also have a 2nd prize bonus giveaway since I've just passed my 250,000 blog hits!!  Thanks to all of YOU :)  So, what does that mean? Well, if you leave me a comment on this post, you are eligible to win:

November Final Friday Blog Candy
"Something to Celebrate" Clear Mount stamp set and Always Artichoke Seam Binding Ribbon


the November Bonus Giveaway
"Merry" Wood Mount stamp set

I will announce the 2 lucky winners next Friday, November 25th, so be sure to come back and see if you won!

Here are the deets to play:
1. Leave me a comment on this post by midnight Pacific Time, Wed, November 23, 2011.

2. On your comment, please make sure to include a valid email address or a blog URL (where I can leave a comment or have a way of contacting you). For those of you that are uncomfortable with leaving an email in a post, you can write your info like this: yourname at emailaccount dot com.
3. One comment per person please. :)
4. Anyone can play - international visitors welcome!
You can leave me a comment about anything or you can tell me about your Thanksgiving plans this year.  If you're an international friend, then I would love for you to tell me about your fall season traditions!  I look forward to reading your comments.  Good luck, all!

I {heart} sweet potatoes!

Hello blog friends!  How are you all?  Getting ready for Thanksgiving?  I know it's been a while since my last post.  Thanks for hanging in :)  Theres lots of stuff going on as usual, but I wanted to share the latest developments with our little boo!  He's already 5 1/2 months old...where does the time go?  Well, I am excited to share that he has made his foray into solids.  First, the rice cereal.  Then came the sweet potatoes.  It was fun watching his reaction to new flavors :)  At first he was tentative, but after a few spoonfuls, he went to town.  What's not to like?  It's SWEET potatoes afterall ;)  Next flavor of the week - squash...just in time for Thanksgiving. 

I had fun making the layout using My Digital Studio {MDS}.  The layout above uses the Noteworthy paper, and the Pennant and Circle punch.  Digital scrapbooking is really starting to get addictive!  What I love about it is that I just took these pictures last week, downloaded them and then was inspired to make a layout.  I think I do love the convenience factor - all my supplies in one spot.  In my computer.  And, the best part?  No cleanup!  Just save the files and viola - I'm done.  Heehee.  I say that as my stamp room sits in dire need of a reorganization and heavy duty picking up.  That's one of my projects for the weekend!

How about you all?  What are your plans for Thanksgiving?  Well, I will be back with a post shortly for this month's Final Friday Giveaway AND a bonus giveaway for surpassing my 250,000 hits!! Woot woot!

Hope you guys enjoy your weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Paper Crafter Sampler November Issue

Hello there bloggie friends!  How are you?  It's been quite a Monday already for me.  Hope you guys are having a great start of your week!  Are you getting ready for the Thanksgiving Holiday and looking for some crafty ideas?  Well - here's a great spot to take a peek at...this month's issue of the Paper Crafter Sampler is here!  Here's a quick look at my project sneak:
In this issue, you'll see lots of great ideas using the Spice Cake papers and fabric, so go check it out for some fun inspiration!  You can refer to promocode PCSRD if you decide to subscribe to the issue :)

I'll be back soon with some highlights from my crafty weekend, so stay tuned.  Bye for now!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Digital Scrapbook day and {free} digital downloads!

Hi there bloggie peeps!  I am finally over my cold and feeling much better.  Hard to believe we're already into November though...yikes!! I need to get started on my Christmas cards!!  Have you guys started?  Well, I guess that's really a topic for a separate post altogether.  Today, I've got some fun news to share!  Since tomorrow is Digital Scrapbooking Day,Stampin'Up! is making a big to-do about it by giving away some free digital downloads starting today, November 4th through November 7th!  Isn't that cool?  I have to say, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the images and layouts in this free offering.  Head on over to to check them out and download.  They are free for ANYONE and EVERYONE!! You don't need to have My Digital Studio to use the downloads..  You can use them with any of your digital applications {so AWESOME!}.  Here's the link to all the deets.  It's definitely worth the while to take a peek! 

Just to share a sneak...Here's a digital card I created using one of the free layouts. It was originally a "Home For The Holidays" layout, but I changed it up a tad to be more harvest/Thanksgiving-y to match the photos I wanted to use.  I've used a few of the pics in other layouts that you may recognize, but some are new, too.  The sentiment I used is one of the freebies from the stamp brush set - I love the font!:
What do you think?  I really am enjoying the digital scrapbooking.  My little boo boo has inspired me to capture and remember all those precious every day moments in life.  It's truly amazing.  Pictures are such dear snapshots of life unfolding before your very eyes.  I think becoming a mom has given me a whole new perspective.  It has reaquainted me with the innocence and sweetness of youth, which I am greeted with everyday seeing my sunshine's smile.  Now, I see the pull of scrapbooking.  Taking pictures and capturing the emotions of the moment is addicting!  Ahh, but as usual - my enemy is time and trying to find enough of it to enjoy life AND chronicle it, too.  There's the rub.  I think you'll probably see more of the digital scrapbooking on the bloggie blog, woven in with posts of my cards and papercrafting.  Afterall, this is Rose's World, and it's continually evolving and starting to "revolve" around the little guy.  Stay tuned.

That said, I've got some stamping, crafting, and some "me" time ahead of me this weekend!  I'm going to Sandy Hancock's Demonstrator meeting tomorrow, and I'm excited about it.  I have a feeling I'll have lots crafty inspirations to post about in the coming weeks!

Well, my friends, that's it from me for now.  Hope you guys have a great weekend!  I'll catch up with you guys in a bit!