Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Better Late Than Never Project Life Notecards Winner!

Yikes and shame on me. I have been so busy with work, The Mumster visiting, celebrating our anniversary, work, and the long weekend that I forgot to announce the winner of the little "Project Life Vintage Travel" notecard giveaway.

And the winner is:  Megan!

Thanks to all who participated. I was at Michaels yesterday and saw the other Project Life kits they carry....DANGEROUS!

Happy September everyone. I can't believe I just typed SEPTEMBER.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Still Love You More Than Chocolate Mr. C. Happy Anniversary.

Hard to believe that 22 years have gone by. Time flies when you're married to your BFF. Laughter, tears, sickness, health, we've been through it all . Our amazing son. I still love you more than chocolate Mr. C. Always. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

BFF Open House Link Party #119

The Answer Is Chocolate

Another week has flown by already and this one was a super busy one once again so just the party this week. Wishing everyone a nice long Labor Day weekend! 

Just In "Time" For Back To School. Cool Clocks From Pick Your Plum!

Whether you've already sent kids back to school or are getting ready to, Pick Your Plum has a great way to show your favorite teacher some classroom love.

Wouldn't one of these brighten a classroom? Or for those of you sending kids off to college, wouldn't this be fun for a new dorm room? 

They come in 6 different designs and are  $12.99 each.  But once they're gone, they're gone. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Spellbinders Die Winner

A big congratulations to Carolina Moore , creative craft genius behind 30 Minute Crafts  who is the winner of the Spellbinders die giveaway I hosted last week.

Thanks to everyone who entered and don't forget you can still get a gift with purchase of this exclusive die when you purchase any Spellbinders die at Hobby Lobby ( while supplies last)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

BFF Open House Link Party #118

The Answer Is Chocolate

Happy happy HAPPY haPpY Friday Eve.  So excited because The Mumster is arriving tomorrow. Of course she's turning around and leaving in a couple of days for an Alaskan cruise! Poor baby. 

Thanks to everyone who linked up last week. Awesome ideas as always. Here are just a few features. 

It's back to school time . I miss shopping for back to school supplies so I live vicariously through other people. School supplies for College Boy pretty much boil down to pens but I miss the days of crayons and colored pencils Although as a crafter, it's a great time to stock up on things like white glue for crackling things.  

. Optimistic Mommy has a bright and thoughtful back to school Teacher Appreciation gift. 

Great crafting minds must think alike because I also love this Teacher's Gift idea from Just Dip It In Chocolate . I think I might have to make one of these to fill with malted milk balls for my desk. 

Any Mad Men fans out there? College Boy is addicted to the show. It's Always Ruetten  linked up her "Drab to Draper" chair transformation which turned out great. 

Warning. Serious Chocolate Ahead!

Yes you read that right. 2+ pound chocolate brownies! Yes please. Go visit True Blue Baking for the recipe. If. You. Dare! 

After that, head over to Cath's Cookery Creations for the details on these Cookies and Cream Cupcakes. Hey, if I'm tempted, you get tempted. That's the way it works around here. 

OK now on to this week's party! What's everyone been up to. I'm waiting for the first Halloween project to appear !

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cardmaking with Project Life and A Just Because Giveaway

Here's The Story Project Life

You may recall the post I had up last week using the “Vintage Travel” Project Life scrapbooking kit. While it’s designed for easy scrapbooks, I decided to use it to make some cards. The great thing is, since the Project Life kit is  made by American Crafts, it coordinates with American Crafts papers! I love it when a plan I didn’t have comes together.

Vintage Travel Project Life

Here are some of the Project Life scrapbook cards I randomly selected along with a piece of scrapbook paper I had in my stash ( Fifth and Frolic collection).  I had fun using designs in the cards as inspiration. For example, I used a circle punch to punch out the middle of one card and used the punched out portion here:

Project Life Greeting Card

I distressed the cut out circle with some ink, tore another card and adhered it to the “Thousands of Little Moments” 5x7 card and used the scrapbook paper as my background Finished with some coordinating baker’s twine and washi tape.

Project Life Vintage Travel Kit

Here’s the negative from the PL card I punched out. I  trimmed it slightly and layered it over yet another card from the kit. Used more distress ink over the whole thing and used it along with a sentiment from another card to make the card shown at the top of the post.

I was having so much fun I couldn’t stop. So I grabbed even more cards from the kit and decided to make some 4.25 x 5.5  notecards.

Notecards Project Life

Each of these notecards uses pieces from the PL kit, just randomly paired together, cut up, torn up, etc.

Project Life Camera Card

I finished some with glitter tape and others with washi tape and some with both. And guess what? I’m giving them away! Why? Why not.

Here's the Rafflectopter widget and entry is simple. Leave a blog comment telling me what your favorite back to school supply was as a kid. I loved school supply shopping almost more than back to school clothes shopping. From the days of sharp new crayons to fresh clean paper and notebooks. New pencils with unused erasers! A new box of pens. Nerdalert!