Saturday, July 11, 2009

Winner Winner!!!

It still hasn't sunk in yet....but I got the blog updated to include the little blinkie to help me realize it is true!!!!! I am so excited!!!! I can not believe that I made it! Still totally stunned. Totally! Especially when I see what talent I am up there with. :P I want to Thank all of you so very very much for your well wishes, good thoughts and Congrats! It really has made me feel so wonderful! Thank you!

To be honest though, it is kinda bittersweet. I am sad that so many did not make it through to the team. :( And especially a dear friend of mine. It is a hard thing to deal with. But I commend all of you who tried out for putting yourselves out there! It is not an easy thing to do!

Well....I guess I will get to the bit that you are all here to read!!!! I have to say that this giveaway had a lot more responses to it than I ever thought it would!!! That was why I gave it til Friday, because I seriously thought it would take forever to get even 20 responses! So I am very pleased that you all commented and tried for it! Because of all the great response I got to this one you can for sure look forward to another one next month! :D

And.......... the winner of the giveaway is.........

Christine #2 said...

Wow, just wow...Thanks for giving me a chance.

July 6, 2009 4:58 PM

Congrats Christine! Shoot me an email letting me know which paper you are choosing and your address to and I will get that shipped off to you asap!!!!! Oh and BTW congrats on the wee one!!! ;D So excited for you! :D

Hope everyone is well in blogland!!!! I will be back in the next couple days to be showing you some absolutely fantastic stuff!!!! *wink wink*:D Til then Take Care!!!!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

*breathing deeply*...... try and get through the night!!!! Gahhhh!!!! I am still so stunned, shocked and honored that I made the finalists for Cosmo Cricket! The amount of talent on that list blows me away! And a few of those names alone: Wow! I am truly honored. I have to thank Cosmo Cricket for thinking I was good enough to be on that list. And I have to thank all of you for the amazing support you have shown me!!! Your well wishes and wonderful comments have been overwhelming!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

BTW have you checked out the Cosmo Cricket site today? They did a post called Christmas in July about the local Food Bank there. To help Food Banks everywhere, they are incouraging people to donate to their local Food Banks! And they are doing so in the most amazing way! For every person who comments on that post, they will donate one dollar to the Food Bank up to $1000!!!!! Is that amazing or what?! The funny thing is, my husband had just come home yesterday and told me about a local food drive going on here! He said there is a trust fund company that is matching any cash donations given!!! We decided to donate $100! Like the Cosmo Cricket post says, it is so hard for them to raise money in the off season. So please, donate anything you can! Doesn't by any means have to be money, it can be any canned or other appropriate foods that your Food Bank will accept! :D Helping those in need is something we all need to do. And remember to make a comment on the Cosmo Blog post to help them reach their goal of $1000!!!

Well....moving on to scrappy goodness! July BAP went up at Prima a little bit ago and I need to share my LO here now! I went very very simply simple with this LO. And I love it. I love it so much. It was so fun to do. And so liberating to do something simple. Uncomplicated and not time-consuming! My fav part about scrapping is the freedom you have to just create. No boundaries or restrictions (well some-like using particular product or something-but for the most part I don't mind that)! Just you and your endless imagination! :D

Supplies: All supplies on this LO are Prima (except for the scripture stamp and the letters stamps-they are from my stash and I am spacing it on who makes them right now)

Next up to show you is the new Category Stories! The first prompt for July is: Fictional Character! I took all of my fav books-which happen to be fiction or historical fiction (for a list of everything I have read see my Goodreads widget on the left side of the screen) and put myself in my fav character's shoes and just wrote the things that I loved most that that character got to see or do! This prompt is due at the end of the month, but we have another one coming up on the 15th so stay tuned to the site to see the new prompt!

Supplies: Paper-Collage Press, Letters-Collage Press, Flowers/Leaves-Prima, Stickers-Prima, Rub ons-October Afternoon, Other-Vintage book paper from my stash

Now I have a little announcement to make. I decided to step down from my position at The Scrapbook Nook. I have had the most incredible time being a part of this amazing community (if you have not yet made it over there then you need to! It is a wonderful kit club-Leah does the best job!-and the community of girls there are the absolute best you could ever ask for!) and designing with stunning kits month after month! But my 6 month term was up, so I took the opportunity to back out the DT call. This was my first kit club, and was a huge learning experience and a great challenge to my scrapping! It forced me to think outside the box several times! I decided to step down because I just felt that I was not fullfiling my duties there as a Design Team member and as an active Moderator of the message board. To be honest, I am not a huge chatter. :P I never have been. So it was difficult trying to keep up with all the talkiness that goes on there! :D Not that talking is a bad thing-I just found that I was at the computer for far too long during the day and still was not able to keep up like some of the other members! So I felt it was unfair to try for another term, when I was not sure that I could fully commit again. Besides, there is some fabulous talent there in the boards, and some girls who want this so badly! Tomorrow is the reveal as to who has made the new Design Team, and I am sooooo anxious to find out who it is! I am rooting for a whole list of gals! :D Leah has kept even us out of the loop and in total suspense!!! So until we find out-Good Luck to all you lovely ladies who have applied!!!

REMINDER: I am also going to give a friendly reminder that tomorrow before Noon PST is the cut off time for my giveaway! Leave a comment before then to be entered! Thanks!!! Oh and I am so glad to see that so many of you have thought this giveaway worth winning! It is very encouraging for future giveaways! ;D

Till tomorrow!!!! Take care! ~Amy

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Giveaway Time!!!!!

I failed you! Gahhh I meant to get back on here soooo long ago to do this huge giveaway but I just could not get back on here!!!! Life went crazy on me and I have been chasing it to catch up! :P So to make up for not being back here exactly when I said I would I have doubled the size of my giveaway!!!! Trust me, it will all still fit in the same box, but that box is going to be sooooo full it will be insane! I do have to tell you though, I looked and researched all the costs for shipping internationally and I was shocked at how expensive it is!!! I had no idea to send a simple box was that much! And, unfortunately, it is just not in my means right now. I am very sorry about that! :( I am hoping that I will be able to do a giveaway every couple months so next time I promise that it will be open to internationals as well! :D Hope you all will understand.

Now, true, most of these things are not new. I don't actually have much that is new that isn't something I was supposed to use for a DT assignment, so these things are all from my stash! 95% of it has never been opened, and if it has been opened then it has never been used! I am providing a list below each picture to tell you exactly what each thing is. :D Let's get started!

1 package Gartner Studios epoxy seals (love their colors!)
1 Colorbok Destination Epoxy Stickers (perfect for scrapping those vacas!)
1 package Queen and Co 1 yard 2.7 Felt Fusion Scroll in Black
1 Making Memories 5th Avenue 8x8 Scrapbook pad (never even been opened!)
1 package Heidi Swapp Endless Summer muted paper tape-3 yards per spool
1 package K and Co Brenda Walton Mira page tabs (this is one of my fav lines! So colorful!)
7 Maya Road Brown and Cream sheers-4 A Year To Remeber, 3 Tickets
1 package American Crafts Celebration Rub on Book
1 package K and Co Smitten Rub ons (love these rub ons!!!)
1 package Doodlebug Sew Easy Lily White rub on stitches (they are exactly that-soooo easy!!)

Now onto some stamps!!
1 package Stampendous Bracket Notes
1 package Stampendous Fresh Blooms
1 package Stampendous Doodle Flower Bracket
1 package Stampendous Clipboard Bracket
1 package Autumn Leaves Double Scroll by Rhonna Farrer
1 package Autumn Leaves Single Scroll by Rhonna Farrer
1 package Stampendous Mini Corners
1 package Studio G edges
1 package Stampendous Mini Scroll
1 package Pink Paislee Royal Crown
1 package Studio G swirls

1 package Fiskars Oodles of Doodles
1 package Fiskars Put On Your Party Hat
1 package Fiskars Sweet Pea
1 package KI Memories Verbology
1 package Hero Arts Swirls
1 package Heidi Swapp Memories (just realized it is upside down in the pic!)

And Chipboard.......
1 package Basic Grey Undressed Chipboard Elements
1 package Kelly Panacci Funtastik Chipboard
1 package Paperbliss Salon Heather Bailey Butterflies
1 package Paperbliss Salon Family Tree
Now these Vellum Quote books I do have to tell you I have opened. I of course after getting them wanted to see what was inside! But I have not used a single page! The Love quote book does have the little chipboard border torn off the front and you can thank my daughter for that. :P Other than that, these books are in 100% perfect condition! :D
1 package Marcella by K Sophie Quote Book
1 package Marcella by K Monkey Around Quote Book
1 package Marcella by K Fresh Paint Love Quote Book
1 package Marcella by K Fresh Paint Baby Quote Book
1 package Marcella by K Fresh Paint Family Quote Book
Word Stickers! Gotta love these things! All are intact except the two in the front on the top have the top parts cut off. Not a single word sticker is harmed! I just merely cut off the brand label because I needed these to fit into a certain drawer and they were too long with the top portion still on there!
1 package Making Memories Word Fetti Black and White
1 package Making Memories Word Fetti II (love this line! And you also get papers for it too in this giveaway!)
1 package Making Memories Word Fetti II Love Story
1 package Making Memories Word Fetti II Garden Party
1 package Marcella by K Angelica Embossed word stickers (this one has it's top cut off)
1 package K and Co Berry Sweet Words and Icons Glittered Die cut Stickers (and this one too)
And of course a couple mini albums!
1 Love, Elsie Forrest Tree Chipboard Album
1 Creative Imaginations Checkbook Calendar Album
1 K and Co Raw Chipboard 4x5.5 Book and Shapes kit (love this little bound book!)
And a million KI Softies!!!!!! (Who else bought a ton of these and never used them?)
1 package KI Memories Bloom tiny accents
1 package KI Memories Bloom shapes buttons
2 packages KI Memories Bloom round buttons (two different styles)
1 package KI Memories word buttons
1 package October Afternoon Detours Rubber Charms
And gotta have the letters!!
1 package Colorbok Sticky Alpha Stax Vintage
1 package K and Co Classic K Foiled Chipboard alphas
1 package Making Memories Noteworthy Audrey alpha stickers
1 package Marcella by K Brown alpha
1 package American Crafts Jewelry Box Chestnut thickers
1 package American Crafts Roller Rink Taffy thickers
1 package Autumn Leaves Dreamy Fresh Paisley clear alpha stickers by Rhonna Farrer

And how could I not have a giveaway without throwing in some of my fav things ever!!!! I have included 3 sheets of vintage book paper from a French Lessons book, a swatch of fabric (not sure how big but it is my fav fabric!), 6 Maya Road Vintage Pearl pins, 6 Pearl Corsage pins, a length of red/white baker's twine (not sure how long, but it is long!), 2 scallop circles handcut by me out of the vintage paper, 1 frame handcut by me out of the vintage paper and 3 punches in the vintage paper from every Martha Stewart punch I own! (That includes: 3-in-1 Hydrangea, Hydrangea, Frond, 3-in-1 Butterfly, Royal Butterfly, Cosmos, Cornflower, and Rose Leaf)
And also, as I said, some of the Brand NEW Making Memories Vintage Findings! I have included the Large Home kit and Gem Pins! Loving those things! Then also there is a little envelope and tag from my stash.
This picture below shows you how big the stack of papers I have included is! It is a huge mix of things, including some Chatterbox, KI Memories Bloom papers and Lace cardstocks, Making Memories Chloe's Closet Specialty papers, Making Memories papers, Creative Imaginations, Glitz and Dreamstreet!!!!
Now below are some paper options. Even though I am including some paper in the kit already, I wanted to give the winner the choice as to what other set of paper they would want! Sounds fun right?! :D Ok so of the pictures below, just choose which collection you like best and you will get one of each paper in that collection! :D (I would do more than one sheet each but I have already used a bit of each of these collections!)

Collection A: a Travel themed

Collection B: quite obviously it is Basic Grey's Urban Prarie!

Collection C: A vintage themed-Love love love the colors in this set! (there is actually a vellum quote book already in the giveaway above that coordinates with this paper!)

Collection D: Very summery and Outdoorsy! Bright and Fun!

Collection E: The sweetest and most adorable baby line I think I have ever seen! (There is also a vellum quote book in the giveaway that coordinates with this one too!)
Ok, so this is how we are gonna do it: Leave a comment before 12 pm (noon) PST on FRIDAY and I will draw a winner on Saturday morning! :D Sound good?! Ok start having fun!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday weekend! :D Now I am off to check out the Cosmo Cricket blog and see who made the DT!!! :D Take care!