Friday, December 17, 2010

FAMILY EMERGENCY

Hey everyone. We have had a family emergency and I will return as soon as possible to finish up my giveaways. My husband's aunt was in Amarillo last night for work today and called me at 1:45 to tell me she was going to the ER.  Note: She is not married, mid 40's no kids, etc. We are her family and Matthew is her pride and joy.
Anyways, they found a massive brain aneurysm behind her left eye that is leaking. (Mind you, my MIL- her sister- had the EXACT same thing happen in March and underwent major surgery.) SO, long story short, after an entire early morning of figuring out what is going on, they are moving her to Dallas to do the surgery.  My husband was freaking out to get there, bought a one way on the spot plane ticket and went to the airport. Mind you he just had his 3rd back surgery in 10 months, 6 months ago and cannot ride across Louisville without being in horrible pain.  I had NO idea how he was going to make it down there in that pain, and he wanted me to stay with Matthew. Long story short- he called his dad and his dad talked him out of going and said he would go in his place to be there with her. I may fly to Dallas next week depending on the outcome of the surgery. SO, please keep Aunt Jackie in your prayers! We love her dearly!!!!!!
On my way to a birthday party tonight and my grandparents Christmas tomorrow. Safe travels for all. See you soon!!!!
XOXO-SJ

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the 10th day of Giveaways.....

Okay- the way to enter today's giveaway is for you all to send me the FAV candies you talked about in your comments yesterday :) LOVE IT!! From divinity to pecan prailines adn everything inbetween! YUMMO!
Congrats to AMANDA V, the random winner!!! Shoot me an email with your shipping address and what you won so I can get your goodies to you!
NOW, you all have one more chance to win some of the Merrymint Paper by AC- head over to http://elisabethstudios.blogspot.com/ and become a follower of her super cute blog! I will pick a winner to get a paper pack tomorrow night! Support new bloggers everyone!!! THANKS!
Now for today's giveaway! How about some adhesive???
Someone will have a fab package in the mail with some of these GREAT Elmers adhesive sqaures! You can use these on EVERYTHING! Special thanks to Elmers for giving a FAB package of goodies!
Comment and tell me something you secretly asked Santa for :) (or that you wish he would magically make appear under your tree :)
Happy Day!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

On the 11th day of giveaways......

I say congrats to THERESA!!! SHe has some fab stickers coming her way! Shoot me an email with your shipping address and the item you won!! Thanks!!!
On to the next giveaway!!!
Since you LOVED the stickers so much, 
who wants some of this FAB Merrymint Collection Paper by American Crafts. The paper itself is glittered too! FUN!
Someone will win a stack of 6x6's of this great paper to use!!!
Leave me a comment with your favorite Christmas sweet!!!!
AND if you get the chance to,
visit the talented Emily's blog! She is a fairly new blogger with tons of crafty talent- Wait until you see the super cute owl card on her blog!!!
Become a follower of her blog and I might just have to pick another winner from her new followers :) I love that all of us in the bloggy world are super sweet and supportive!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

On the 12th day of Giveaways......

....Sammye Jo said congrats to HEATHER for winning Tiny Types by Cosmo Cricket :)
Congrats! Shoot me an email with your shipping addy and the prize name in the subject so I will get it right :) LOL

Next up during my 12 days of Giveaways:
 American Crafts Remarks Stickers. These are from the Merrymint Collection!
Someone will win a  couple packs!!!
Thanks Amercian Crafts :)

To enter, just leave a comment! If you would like to share with me your FAV Christmas color combo, I would LOVE to read them :) Winner tomorrow and a new giveaway!! (If you would want to spread the news of giveaways, I would be appreciative :)
Have a great day! We are off to play in the snow again!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SURPRISE giveaway!!!!

So, I have spent a TON of time tonight organizing and cleaning out my craft studio!  I have some big orders to finish and new ones to start, on top of finishing some Christmas gifts. SO, as I was going through I realize I have 63 packs of COsmo Cricket Tiny Type Alphas. LOL. Laugh at me. Go ahead. I'm waiting. Obviously I LOVE tiny type. I have used them EVERYWHERE. Like in these Layout:

SOOOO..... who wants some Tuny Type Alphas?????
Leave me a coment to let me know what scrappy supply or anything that you collect! I love reading comments to see what everyone is into :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Ice Cream Shoppe Party

Happy day everyone!!!! I am sure a lot of you are preparing for Christmas festivities around your home. Same here. Matthew got to make cookies and use all of his cookie cutters and tubes of icing the other night. He took them to preschool yesterday for dessert for his class :) I hear they were a hit and he was SO proud he made and decorated them!!! So much fun to see a sense of pride in a child!!!
Listen- if you ar enot a FACEBOOK fan of 62cards- you will want to be!!! Head over to the box on teh right side of the blof and "Like" 62Cards! I have some great giveaways ready to start during this season of giving!!!
AND- I just HAD to share with you this custom birthday party for a client!!!
Ice Cream!!! I made tags, banner, door sign, cupcake toppers, food tents and more!!!
I love the colors she picked!! SOOOO cute!!!



LOVE custom party ideas!!!!!
I hope the Ice Cream Shoppe party is a great success tomorrow!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Decisions, Decisions :)

Well, there are some Christmas traditions I just flat out love.
Decorating the tree together, baking homemade cookies while listening to my favorite songs from years ago, (AKA-Thisselhair the Christmas Bear by Alabama tops the list :) and sending and receiving Christmas cards! I seriously LOVE openign my mailbox and seeing all the sweet holiday wishes from friends and family far and near. Makes me smile! If you one to do your cards a little later than others (Yep, I'm a late card sender :) then you really should look into getting your cards from Shutterfly.
I actuially had no idea about the plethora of designs they offered, but when my good friend of a billion years, Allie, sent my card from her and her hubby, I thought it was adorable! It was heavy in weight, glossy, and super duper nice! I myself LOVE Christmas photo cards, so of course I was going to love it!
Here are 2 of my FAV designs. Haven't decided which photo card I am going to get yet, but I will be choosing one of these 2!!!
I LOVE the ability to share multiple pictures on my cards! We do so much all year, and this is my chance to fill our family adn friends on on the festivities!!!! PLUS- did you see the pink in it?!?! LOL- gotta get my fix somewhere!!!
The other option is
I just LOVE the caption. I feel like I have SO much to be grateful for and I feel SO blessed, so this seems fitting!!!
So, if you haven't finished or ordered your Christmas cards, head over and check out Shutterfly! I am glad I did! AND if you hurry- you can get in on a great promo to get 50 FREE cards!!! (I did!!!) But you have to hurry b/c registration closes tomorrow!!! Tell them 62Cards sent you :) http://bit.ly/sfly2010

Off to choose :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

CCI Design Team Post!- Place Cards!

Today is my day to post over on teh Creative Critters Imaginations Design Team Blog! Perfect for all things Cricut and all things Imagine!  I would REALLY appreciate your support and comment over there!!!! (That is why comments are off on this post!) So PLEASE head over and see all the details for this project!!!
THANK YOU :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Picture Cube Fun!

Seriously, where has December gone to? 2010 for that matter?! My dad told me when I was in high school that after I graduated, time would fly by. I probably rolled my eyes and said, "Suuurreeee it will." in my most "whatever" tone. Now, I know what he meant. I never remember time going by so quick as a child or teen!!

Anyways, I am IN LOVE with making these FUN picture cubes!!! These will make cute preschool teacher gifts and neighbor gifts too!! Love it!!!
GUESS WHAT?- I have a big 12 days of Giveaways coming up!!!! Sounds like fun? Stay tuned for more!!!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Craft Fair Time

Well, no matter what you have planned today, I hope it is crafty and fun :) My mom and I are at a 23rd annual Holiday Halls Arts and Crafts show! At this show, everything has to be handmade. I love that :) You may be surprised that I actually have VERY little paper crafting at shows! Paper crafts like I do are much more of an online item. All the customizing and pictures sell it online, not at a show!
So, what do I do at shows? Here are a few pics from a show a couple weeks ago! Now everything at this show did not have to be handmade, so my mom had several things from her children's show, like the backpacks, that were for resale.
 Here are my rolled ribbon and fabric magnetic brooches, pins, clips, etc. a topiary, a few cards, and my applique'd onesies.
 Jumbo magnetic clothespins! Used for the fridge or upside down for a picture holder!
 More applique's onesies and mom's backpacks :) (If you need a backpack, I can get you any of the ones seen for $24 and that includes embroidery :)
My tulle puff headbands for girls and mom had a lot of Christmas ornaments, fabric bibs, burps, cloth napkins, kids napkins, etc!
FUN TIMES! :)
Have a great Saturday everyone!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Shopping Tip of the day :)

Happy Friday everyone!
Don't you just love getting boxes of goodies in the mail???  I picked up these fab things over at DCRU! She is having a QuicKutz csale too. NOTHING over $10, not even the alphabets! lots of things for just $1! I got my sis a new alphabet set for Christmas!! Head over and check it out!!!
Have you got any great deals as of late? If so, please share!!!!!!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Back.....from outerspace....... LOL

I am HERE!!!!!!! LOL. Just a crazy Holiday followed by a crazy migraine.
Thank you to those who sent me a message to check on me (:) TT!)
Well, life has been a bit nutty, I ha da fundraising show last night for Hosparus of Louisville. S napped this pic with my phone (having probs with the camera!!! UGH!)
My little elf just coloring away :)

AND a big show this weekend here in Louisville. The Ballard 23rd annual Holiday Halls! Over 170 booths!!! Crazy!
Here are some fun things making their way to the show :)
Cute fabric tags :)



Now, I have to get back at it!!! More to come!!!!! Afterall, I am baaaaaccckkkk :) LOL

A super cute PINK sling backpack!!!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
I have, but I will be honest, I am doing most of it online this year!
My sister wants a travel type of backpack, so I have search sling backpacks like crazy and found this super cute one!
You know I do LOVE pink :) LOL
If you haven't shopped CSN Stores before- you really should! Over 200 stores in one place! I am a proud owner or a FAB stock pot from them and have a new skillet and 2 new bakers I just ordered on their way!!!

Now, if someone gave you a giftcertificate from CSN, any idea what you might use it on???? GO see and come back and tell me ;)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

So Thankful.

I have a husband who loves me.
A son who thinks I hung the moon.
Wonderful family.
Fabulous friends.
A warm and cozy home.
and most of all, a Lord who is my strength and shield.
Happy Thanksgiving to the best blog readers in the world.
I appreciate every single one of you!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CCI Imagination Design Team! - Hostess Gift


Good day again everyone! Hope this Wednesday is a great one!
I am excited to share with you a project I made for the I-Team this week!
We are all busy during the holidays! It seems like right after Thanksgiving, the Christmas madness begins and goes for a month straight! (Happy early Thanksgiving  to our US friends!!!) I am always looking for cute hostess ideas for the holiday parties, playgroups, and get togethers! So,  today I made a cute little hostess bag  and included some fabulous red ad white striped straws! PERFECT for festive holiday activities!
The box is cut at 4.8 and the tag at 2 inches!
Here is my recipe for those wondering :)
Tools: Imagine by Provo Craft, of course :)
Cardstock: White, American Crafts,
Cartridges (PC): Snow Angel, Tags Bags Boxes and More 
Adhesive: Elmers Glue Runner
Ribbon: Papertrey Ink
Other: Tulle, Straws: 62cards.com
Have a fabulous day!!!

Winner WInner Turkey DInner :)

I am SO sory for being MIA for a few days! From unexpected visits to the internist and cardiologist for the hubby, preschool thanksgiving, a craft fair, having my FIL in town for the week, and so on! WHEW! SOOOOOO, now I have the winner from the Echo Park Giveaway!!! Congrats to:

Flamenco92627 said...
Hey Sammye Jo! I am a follower here and on FB! I love my 4yo DS to pieces. My favorite thing about him is his cute little voice and the way he pronounces his words right now.

 All the comments were GREAT!!!!
Later today I will have my CCI Design Team Post and tomorrow, another big giveaway because I am SO thankful for all of you, and to ELMERS for giving me the goodies to give to you :)



Thursday, November 18, 2010

A winner!!!!

Happy Thursday everyone!! Thanks for the FAB comments on the picture cube yesterday! I have mor epics of those to share soon!!!
I wanted to announce the winner of FAB prize pack of trims and such donated by Christopher Pines Etsy shop from Tuesday's post!!!
Congrats to Comment 16- randomly selected of course!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love that card!! GORGEOUS COLORS!!! And my fave tradition is putting up the outside Christmas lights!! I AM MRS. GRISWOLD! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Email me your shipping address and I will pass it on!!!! Congrats!
AND I got confirmation that ONE of the THREE winner sof the Elmers giveaway has received her big ole package of goodies! Elmers said everyone's will arrive soon!!! So Kandi adn Kristin- let em know when you get yours too!!

ONE more giveaway winner to announce today!!! But I will do that later tonight to give anyone else who missed it a chance to enter! The ECHO PARK PAPERS COLLECTION KIT!!!!! Go here and comment! I'll be back later!!!!!

And a pic for crafty fun :)
Look at these fun bins I found at Target!!!! LOVE THEM!!!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Picture Cube Fun with the Imagine!

Good day everyone! Hope this Wednesday is a great one!
I am excited to share with you a project I made for the I-Team this week!
Isn't this picture cube fun!!!!!!! Best part? With my Imagine it only took MINUTES to do and NO CUTTING with my good ole trimmer!
I started with one of these, a blank wood cube!
and then I cute the squares using the shape that is preloaded on the Imagine and the patterns from the Snow Angel Cart!
The phrase is from the Joys of the Season cart and fille din with a pattern
from Snow Angel!
A little modge podge and some tulle, plus a fun picture of my little guy when he was 6 months makes this cube ready to adorn my pink lovin' studio's desk :)
Here is my recipe for those wondering :)
Tools: Imagine by Provo Craft, of course :)
Cardstock: White, American Crafts,
Cartridges (PC): Snow Angel, Joys of the Season 
Adhesive: Modge Podge
Other: Tulle
You really should head over to the CCI blog and check out all the fun projects!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SSD Blog hop with Prizes and every Stop!!!

Hey everyone! Welcome to the Skipping Stones Desgin Blog Hop! (With chances for fab prizes :) You shoul have arrived from Jessica's FAB blog! If you want to start and hop along with us go here!!!
We were all sent some awesome packages of binding and trims from Lesley at Christopher Pines Etsy shop! TODAY- SHe is giving one of you the exact same package she sent to me. (She is giving away one on ALL of our blogs- a reason to go hop through them for sure!!!!) All you have to do is leave a comment!
(I want to know your fav holiday tradition!!!!!)  
Here is my card using goodies from her sweet gift AND the FAB SSD Stamps that you can grab for yourself here and play along with this week's sketch!!!!! (Sorry for the less than par photo- the weather has been icky- not allowing the best light!!!)

Now that you are on yor merry way :) Head to crazy talented WENDY's Blog!!!
Oh and don't forget that I am giving away Echo Pacrk Paper's new Little Boy Collection Kit here this week!!!! Don't miss out!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Echo Park GIVEAWAY!

See this great new collection from Echo Park?????? It's called Little Boy and I am holding a big ole box of all the collection kits I ordered!!! YUMMY!!!!!

So, to celebrate, I am going to give ONE collection kit AWAY!!
All you have to do is be a follower here or on FB and leave a comment here telling me your fav thing about little boys :)
(If you are followers both places, let em know that too! :)
If you decide to spread the love and tell others, it would be super nice of you :) HINT
That Easy!!! I will announce the winner on Thursday and ship it out to you!!!! International winners welcome!

I also have these babies up for sale in the store :)
I will ship them right out to you!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Blast from the past!

Due to me not taking the time to download pics from my camera :)
I decided to do a blast from the past post!
We all have projects we have done in the past that are just some of our favs :)
So, since there are a lot of new followers, I wanted to share those!! If you choose to do a Blast From The Past post, PLEASE leave me a link! I would love to see some of your favs!!! Here we go :)
 I just love these pics of my lil guy :) Makes me Smile!
 Another pic I loved to scrap!
 I love this card b/c I made the flower from the inside of a priority mail box! It matched perfectly without me doing anything!!
 I love gerbera daisies :)
 Fun boy cards always make me giggle :)
 Loved the message from this Unity Stamp!
 This was a no brainer! I won a Moxie Fab Challenge with this one! Will forever remain a fav for that reason :)
 I make sooo many banners, but this was the one we hung at matthew's 4th bday :)
 This little birdie has a home forever :) My first Simply Handmade publication. How tweet! :)LOL
 A first and probably a last. Over 350 large balloons and I was about to pull my hair out!
 Loved giving this to a friend on her 29th :) Glad she is older than me :) LOL
 Love thinking of warm weather and swimsuit season!!
 Vinyl....my Expression.....Candy......=FUN!
 My 1st Ribbon wreath! LOVE it :) Valentine's Day can't get here soon enough so I can hang it :)
 Loved this  mini album!
 Made for a sweet little girl's birthday! Loved making it!
I was so thankful when my customer emailed me this of a name banner and photo banner I made. So bright and fun!
Okay- thanks for bearing with me!!!! Now it is your turn! Do a BLAST FROM THE PAST post on your blog and leave a link in the comments so we can all visit!!! Might just be a little something in it for one little participant!!!!!
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