Saturday, September 29, 2012

First Paper Piecings

This is the first set of paper piecings I have made from start to finish. I still need some practice but I think they turned out okay. The lighting was horrible when I took this picture of them so the colors are a little off. (You can tell because the paint set is white but looks pink in the photo. Yuck.)

The pattern is "U Color My World" from Treasure Box Designs. They have fantastic paper piecings. I altered the crayon to look more like a real crayon, because it was bugging me, and I added in a glue stick and pair of scissors from another Treasure Box Designs file. That is the cool thing about paper piecings, you can mix and match from different files.

Check out my mom's site,, if you want to see some full layouts. She is a Design Team Member for Treasure Box Designs so she has crazy cute stuff.

Monday, September 24, 2012

My First Digi Stamp Card

I started getting back into scrapbooking recently. I was drawn in by all the cuteness and of course my need to do something constructive and not destructive. (huzzah...) I discovered 2 Cute Ink and loved Heidi's drawing style. She has so many adorable digi stamps for sale, as well as some freebies. :) Not only that but she holds contests or "challenges" as she calls them. If you participate you have the chance to win free digi stamps from her store.

Seeing as how I enjoy entering contests, I couldn't pass it up. This weeks challenge is the Black, Orange, and Purple Challenge. I'm a newbie to digital stamps AND card making so I decided to go with the Candy Corn Bat freebie to try it out.

I used prisma colors blended with mineral oil to color in the bat and candy corn. (That was my favorite part because I love coloring.) Then I picked out some things from my mom's massive supply of scrapbook materials and put this together. Not bad for my first digi stamp card.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Win Anime Studio and Manga Studio Software

inRandom is holding a giveaway for Anime Studio Pro 8 and Manga Studio by Smith Micro Software. They are really cool programs that let you make your own animations and comic books. Perfect for the budding artist. The giveaway ends on Jan. 18, 2012 at 12:01am EST.

Third Times a Charm: Sam's Club $25 Gift Card

Blessings Abound Mommy is holding a giveaway for a Sam's Club $25 gift card. Sam's Club carries General Mills items that include Box Tops for Education. By turning the Box Tops in, you earn cash for your child's school. Over $59 million was earned through Box Tops in the 2010 to 2011 school year. What a great way to give back. The giveaway ends on Jan. 16, 2012 at 11:59pm Alaska Time.

Win Purex Laundry Detergent

Trying New Products is holding a giveaway for a coupon for Purex Triple Action Laundry Detergent. Everybody washes clothes so everybody could use this prize. :) The giveaway ends on Jan. 16, 2011.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Another Chance: Sam's Club $25 Gift Card

What Mommies Need is holding a giveaway for a Sam's Club Prize Pack. It includes a box of Chex Cereal and a $25 gift card to Sam's Club. Use the card to buy supplies to make your own delicious Chex Mix and/or hold your own Chex Party Mix-Change. My favorite Chex recipe is Muddy Buddies. I don't know anybody that doesn't love them. The giveaway ends on Dec. 26, 2011 at 11:59pm CST.

Win a Sam's Club $25 Gift Card & Chex

Sage and Savvy is holding a giveaway for a $25 Sam's Club gift card and a box of Chex Cereal. That way the winner can have their own Chex Party Mix-Change. It's like a cookie swap but instead of exchanging cookie recipes you exchange Chex Mix recipes. They have a lot of great recipes to try on their site. I want to try the Chex Caramel-Chocolate Drizzle. The giveaway ends on Dec. 26, 2011 at 11:59pm HST.