Friday, April 29

SCORE... I won a Epic LetterPress

This morning I was finally able to sit down and check my emails - I've been a little busy due to the recent Tornado outbreak in our area. We have power and our internet service was restored last night. We are so blessed... I will post about this a little later.

As I am checking and reading emails I come across this one: 
You won! You won on Tatertots and Jello!!! 

I had forgotten that I entered the Tatertots and Jello giveaway a few weeks ago for the Epic Letterpress 6-tool letterpress combo (Sponsored by Lifestyle Crafts). Well, there it was - an email saying I won this awesome giveaway and it was signed by Jen herself!!!  Thanks so much to Jen and a shout out of "Thank you" to Lifestyle Crafts!!!  

Take a look at this sweeeeeett SCORE!!!

Epic Letterpress 6-tool letterpress combo - ($169 value)

Now, if you haven't ever visited Jen over at Tatertots and Jello you are missing out! Jen is awesome and her blog is one of my favorites to follow. She is so creative and always has some type of great giveaway going on!

Jen is also part of the group - The CSI Project  which is a site for Craft Challenges - each week they have a theme and you can link up your projects. I love this group - if you are into all things crafty like me... check them out!

Also, Lifestyle Crafts has a Blog where you can find lots of paper craft inspiration!

Until next time....

Tuesday, April 26

Spring Pillows for my Nest

I am trying hard to get in a “Spring Fever” kind of mood and thanks to a little pushing from my sweet Daughter-In-Law’s things are starting to brighten up around here. 

We have been fabric shopping and thrift store hopping and web surfing for ideas to spiff up my nest.  It involves lots of paint, some pretty fabrics, paper crafting and a box full of picture frames…  

Pillow story…

We went to Hobby Lobby and (sweet Daughter-in-Law #2) convinced me to step out of my conservative and rather boring color scheme and try something new. So, I was a brave girl and bought this fun floral print to make a pillow or two for the family room sofa.  I rummaged through my bin of fabric remnants and found a few coordinating pieces and things just starting coming together.

Now, if you notice, my remnants are all boring and consist of mostly solids (love me some Tan and Kelly Green) but I happen to have the perfect apple green!  I plan to make several more smaller pillows and I want to find a fun color and pattern for them - More on those pillow in a minute!!


Anyway, check these sweet little babies out! I already had the feather pillow inserts (20x20) from Pottery Barn pillows bought years ago so I just measured, cut my fabric and sew… sew… sew.  I made a envelope style back to make it easy to take on/off for washing.  (I am OCD about having pillow and throws that can be washed regularly… I have two dogs that think they have all rights to anything that is placed on the sofa - they lounge round on pillows, throws and people just like it was made for them. YIKES!!)

So what do you think??  Spring has arrived at our nest !!

Other projects on the sewing table…
Since I have a sofa, loveseat and a few chairs to dress, I think several more pillows are needed. I surfed around and found a couple of  FREE” patterns that will work perfect. 

The first one I fell for is a flirty pillow by Pat Bravo  with “Art Gallery Fabrics”. She is an incredible fabric designer and has a great site with lots of inspiration and great tutorials – Art Gallery Fabrics .  I also follower her blog – Link Here. I am going to make two or three of these pretty little girls -  PDF here. I love the way they tie at all four corners (easy peasy to make too!)


Here is the other pillow I just have to make … (wish me luck with this one!)  I just love the ruffles… what color???  I can’t decide – any suggestions???   
The link and tutorial – here (V and Co is a really cool blog)

Well that’s all for now…  Spending the afternoon paper crafting – have a great idea for a baby shower gift. Will post when I get it done.

Wednesday, April 20

Check this new site out!

I just had to share this "HOT" new site -

The Gals over at "How Does She" posted this information about a new site called Pick Your Plum - here is what they had to say!

Have you heard about Pick Your Plum? Okay, you will want to bookmark this site NOW and tell your friends, too!  Pick Your Plum helps you "get it". What are you getting?  You'll find HAWT deals on the most swank crafting supplies.We're talking HUGE discounts. BUT, there are only limited supplies of each deal so you'll want to get it before your neighbor does! You can sign up for newsletter alerts of each day's new deal. It's FABULOUS!  Posted by "How Does She" - (4.20.11)

I signed up for the daily newsletter - I love sites like this because they are such a great source when it comes to locating items that are one-of-a-kind or just plain hard to find. It sure beats scouring thrift stores and such to find these kind of unique crafting pieces.

                                                 Via - Pick Your Plum

NoBiggie and Elmers (Giveaway)

NoBiggie was invited by Elmers to participate in a Virtual Craft and Tell Party and that means (6) Six of NoBiggie readers will be selected to receive a package full of Elmer's products to create the project of your choice. Your project will be highlighted on the NoBiggie site.  

If your interested... Go over to  NoBiggie  and get more details on how you can enter to win a spot in this Virtual Craft and Tell Party! Must have comments, FB and tweets in by Sunday, April 24th.

Friday, April 15

Don't Forget - Blog Hop today

Just a quick reminder that Amanda is hosting Hanging with my Peeps! Blog Hop today - Great line up of ladies with some fun projects and lots of goodies to giveaway. 

Go check it out...

Winner Again.... YAY - look what I won!

Last weekend I attended the "Queens Royal Birthday Ball Blog Hop" and was totally blown away by the group of talented ladies gathered together for this Hop! The inspiration and project ideas were amazing! (One day, when I grow up, I hope to be just half as good as these ladies!) I'm Serious folks!!

Winner... Winner... Yahoo!!

One of the crazy good talented ladies.... Cricut Chick made the prettiest cupcakes and B'day card in what happens to be my most favorite color ever..."Purple"! You should check out the projects that she made for the Queen here (She should have posted a warning label for us sweet tooth chicks out there) and her blog here. This is one of my favorite sites I follow and I encourage you to check it out. You will be happy you did!

I happen to be the winner of her giveaway which was a "Pink Ribbon" sticker maker.  I Love It... what a great reminder for such a great cause not to mention that I love these sticker machines! Thanks so much Cricut Chick for sharing your talents and for the chance to win this great goodie!!

Tuesday, April 12

Yay... Look what I won!

Just wanted to post a quick "Happy Dance"!!!!

I had a great time this weekend participating in the The Scrapbooking Queen's Royal Birthday Ball!! The line up of talented ladies was unbelievable and the blog candy that was up for grabs was even more unbelievable! 

I found several new crafty ladies to follow like Amandas Crafts and More.  Amanda's project was awesome and she gave me some great inspiration to make a few gifts for a BFF of mine who is expecting her first child. I can't wait to get started on my version of her "Princess" projects (check her post/project out here).  I was also the lucky winner of her blog candy... Thanks Amanda!!

                             Joy's Life ""Wild Life Puns Stamps" set

Now, if you haven't used any of Joy's Life stamps you are missing out!! I love everything Joy does so I encourage you to check out her blog here and her products here.  Watch for my post about another one of her products later this week ;)

Yikes - I Almost Forgot.... Amanda is having her own blog hop on Friday so stop by and hop along if you can! It should be lots of fun :)

Here is the link to her blog  Hanging with my Peeps!  or