Friday, May 27, 2011

June Sneak and my Newest Obsession

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!  Here is a tiny sneak peek at the June Sampler kit:

And literally, that word says it all!  The June kit is so gorgeous!  If you haven't already entered the May Sketch challenge, better hurry up!  Head to Holly's blog for details and you can win the entire May kit from The Sampler!

Now for my newest obsession.  Hello, my name is Sarah and I'm addicted to SMASH!  I first heard about the books and I was like, "Eh, not really my style."  Then, I saw this:

And I HAD to have one.  A few days later, I saw on that they were having a Smash deal.  I hopped on it and ordered a Pink Smash Folio along with some accessories.  All of the mini smash pads, the date stamp, stickers, tape, paper clips...I got a lot!  I received the book and I've been "Smashing" stuff into it. I've taken things off my inspiration board and put them in it, which leave me more room on my board.  I've put a personalized Thank You card from April Foster in there, thanking me for a baby gift I sent her.  And I put a post card and business card from Elise, who super-inspires me.  I'm in love with this concept!  And, browsing around on Studio Calico...low and behold...they have some Smash on sale in their shop!!!  I just ordered the Black Folio and the paperclip/flag set that I didn't have before.  I'm so excited!  I love it for memory keeping, that's not traditional scrapbooking.  I'm using it for inspirational pieces and little things that I don't want to throw away, but don't necessarily want to keep in a big scrapbook.  These would also make great travel books for a big trip ( day).  

I hope everyone has a great and safe weekend!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Last Winner!

Alright Doreen!  You've won the last of my stash!  Can you go ahead and send me your address again please and I'll get it in the mail this week?  Thanks!  And a huge thanks to everyone who entered my giveaways, I hope you enjoy your goodies!

My dear friend threw me a baby shower yesterday and it was incredible!  The cake that she made was amazing:

Seriously, how talented is she?  She took a cake decorating class at Joann and she has me thinking about doing it now.  She's amazing!  This is a busy week for me, with some babysitting for my friend, a book club meeting, a playgroup and such.  But I'm excited because I'm ready for June to start!  I'll be back later this week with my newest scrappy obsession....stay tuned!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Sampler May Sketch Challenge and Final Giveaway

No takers on the tools giveaway eh?  Ok, I'll up the ante a little.  Now, I'm giving away all the tools listed here, PLUS the Christmas paper pack.  And I'll throw in a couple of little goodies right before shipping!  This is the last giveaway I'm doing, so jump on it while you can!  You can leave me a comment here, mentioning the giveaway, since I'm also posting my Sampler sketch challenge.  So, if you'd like to be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment mentioning it and you're in!  I'll choose a winner Friday, May 27!

Now, onto the Sampler May Sketch Challenge.  Miss Holly is hosting the challenge on her blog again this month and get this....the winner of the challenge gets the ENTIRE MAY SAMPLER KIT!  How awesome is that?  A whole kit!  And it's gorgeous!  I've made three layouts with it and I'm still using it!  Here's the sketch and my take on it:

So grab the sketch and get creating!  Then head over to Holly's blog to enter the contest and you could win the entire Sampler May kit!  And don't forget to check out the other design team's takes on the sketch.  How creative are these ladies?  Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Giveaway #5

Hi everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.  Time for my fifth giveaway.  This week I'm giving away my tools.  This includes a Martha Stewart ribbon storage box, a tray of chalk, and an eyelet setter with eyelets included.

To enter, please leave me a comment about your best storage solutions.  We could all use some tips right?  I'll pick a winner on Friday, May 20.  Good luck!

*US only please

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A Winner and a Summer Album

Congratulations Ellie!  You get my acrylic stamp stash!  Please email me your info at and I'll get them to you asap!  Stay tuned for another giveaway on Monday.

In other scrappy news, I just picked up this great Summer 2011 album from Elise Joy's ETSY shop.  How cute is that?  I'm going to keep it on my desk and throw things in there from June to August of this year.  This will include the birth of Layla coming up on late July.  I'm so excited to get it and start documenting our summer.  I've never documented a whole season (except for the Christmas album) so I can't wait to see how it turns out.  Elise is also doing blog videos about how she puts her own Summer album together.  Be sure to check it out and grab and album if you can.  It's such a cool concept!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Giveaway #4

Hi everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend!  Today is Giveaway #4 and I have some more stamps for you.  Some acrylic stamps!  That's right, all of my acrylic stamps are up for grabs today.  Here's what you'll get:

The flower stamp has never been used, I've only used a few of the letter stamps and only a few of the date stamps as well.  To be entered, please leave me a comment telling me if you've ever used acrylic stamps and what you like/dislike about them.  I'll choose a winner on Friday, May 13.  Good luck everyone!
*US only please!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Stamps Winner!

Congratulations to Jules!  You've won my pack of wood-mounted stamps!  Please send your info to me at and I'll get them in the mail to you asap!  Stay tuned for another giveaway on Monday!

Today, is Give Parents a Break day at the base.  I get to drop my daughter off for 4 hours for free!  Then I'm going to lunch with some fellow spouses whose husbands are away and then we're going shopping and Mama's getting a pedicure.  I'm a little to excited about all this!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Giveaway #3

Hi friends!  Time for the third giveaway!  This week, I'm giving away all of my wood-mounted stamps.  Yep, all of them!  Here's what you'll get:

The bottom two have been lightly used and the top two have NEVER been used!  I'd jump on this one, people.  To enter, leave me a comment telling me if you're a stamper and any cool techniques you use with your stamps.  I'll choose a winner on Friday, May 6.  Good luck!

On another note: I can't express the relief I felt last night when I saw that Osama Bin Laden is finally no longer a part of this world.  I truly believe the world will be a better place without him.  However, I am extremely concerned about the backlash that may occur at the news of his death by the Taliban and other extremists.  Please keep our troops that are still deployed overseas in your thoughts and prayers and pray for their continued safety.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

(a late) Winner!

Alright Rachel, you get the paper pack!  Congratulations!  Sorry it took me a couple of days to post, busy weekend.  Please send me your shipping info and I'll get it in the mail to you ASAP.  Stay tuned tomorrow for a brand new giveaway!

Today, I'm heading to a Stampin Up party.  I've never been to one, so I'm excited to see what it's all about.  I'm also working on a new album project this week: A Week in the Life.  If you haven't heard of this concept, it was made popular by the fabulous Miss Ali Edwards.  You literally take a week and document every day aspects in the album.  I'm excited to get started on it!  To see where I'm getting my inspiration, check out A Week in the Life albums by Ali.

And now, I'm off to make blueberry muffins with my daughter and head to the gas station for two newspapers (great coupons expected today) and a mandatory Dr Pepper Icee!  Have a great Sunday everyone!