Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I'm Back!

Hi everyone! I'm back from my fabulous trip. Not so fabulous though, is that I'm still "recovering" from some nasty flu bug that started on Sunday. I must have picked it up in my travels. I am feeling better, so as soon as I can I'll have some fun photos of the layouts and projects I made. I also have some more goodies coming for the shop, so stay tuned! Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bon Voyage!

Visions of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in "An Affair to Remember" are dancing in my head today. I'm heading off for my cruise! Now I don't really imagine it will be like those old movies where everyone is dressed to the nines and drinks pink champagne cocktails, but it is gonna be equally fabulous! Yeah! I'll be back sometime next weekend, and I'm sure I will have lots of goodies to show you. I've got every ounce of scrapbook stuff I can fit packed into my bags. (I'm a terrible packer, I always think of every what if scenario and pack accordingly. Then I have to tell myself, Renee, really you won't need sweaters and jeans in Mexico):) The shop is pretty stocked up for when I'm gone and anything purchased will ship out Monday after I'm back. Have a fabulous week everyone!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

And the winner is......

Congratulations to Blue Violet! You won this weeks giveaway! Hip Hip Hooray! Thanks so much for participating everyone! Hooray, I just love a giveaway! Enjoy those cute little magnets!

I also wanted to share a layout my pal Jami Rodolph made for the blog. She used the Spumoni Sparkled Felt Blossoms from the shop. It is such a darling layout, and her little girl just couldn't be sweeter!

I love how she used the blossoms as the centers of the large paper flowers, just too cute! This is one of my favorite color combos too, aqua, pink, and brown!

Thanks so much for the beautiful layout Jami!

Ok, now that you've some inspiration for the day be sure to fit a little scrapping into your schedule!

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Last Day for the Giveaway!

Ok, it's the last day to enter the giveaway (see Monday's post for photo and details), so leave a post here to enter! Remember for each purchase you made/make from the shop this week (Mon - Fri) your name will be entered again. And....if you send me a photo of a project you made using Pink Owl goodies I will enter you 2 more times! Good odds huh! :)

I also thought I'd share some photos of a Cowboy album I recently finished. I made the album itself from pieces of chipboard and binder rings. It is a little over 8"x8". Sorry, the photos are a little fuzzy, page protectors are so hard to photograph!
a shot of the cover
page details
one of the 2 page layouts
another detail shot

Ok, be sure to check back tomorrow everyone, I will announce the giveaway winner then!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Giveaway and a Goodie Box

So here is another chance to get in on my giveaway. All you have to do is leave a post after this entry, and you'll be entered to win those super cute fridge magnets (see Monday's post for pictures). You can enter every day (through Friday) and then I will announce a winner Saturday. For each purchase you make from the shop this week your name will also be entered. Now if that wasn't enough chances to win... I am just dying to get my hands on some photos of the projects you've made using your Pink Owl goodies, so if you send me a photo/link to your project I will enter your name 2 more times! Now your getting some pretty good odds there! :) So get those cameras out and snap away!

I thought I'd share some photos of a custom goodie box I just finished. It had a very shabby vintage look to it.

Pearls and tulle around the bottom too.

The entire box is covered with pearl glitter, but it's really hard to tell from the photos.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Giveaway and a New Sketch!

It's day 3 for the giveaway, so be sure and leave a post after this entry to win 3 sweet as can be handmade fridge magnets. (see Mondays giveaway post for photos) You can enter all week and then I will announce a winner on Saturday. You will also get an extra entry for each purchase you make from the shop this week. And.... as if that weren't enough, if you send me a photo of a project you've made using Pink Owl goodies I will enter your name 2 more times for each project!

Now, just in case you need a little inspiration for those projects, I thought I'd throw out a new sketch today too. This is a pretty versatile sketch and it includes brackets, which I adore. Now you can take this sketch and make it fit your own needs. You could substitute the journaling block for another picture, make it a 1 page layout, or use a photo spot for more journaling/embellishments.

I plan to use this sketch for a layout while I'm on my cruise, so I'll post a photo when I return. Happy scrappin everyone!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More Giveaway Chances....

Hello everyone! Well as promised, here is another chance to get in on my giveaway. All you have to do is leave a post after this entry, and you'll be entered to win those super cute fridge magnets (see previous post for pictures). You can enter every day (through Friday) and then I will announce a winner Saturday. For each purchase you make from the shop this week your name will also be entered. Now if that wasn't enough chances to win... I am just dying to get my hands on some photos of the projects you've made using your Pink Owl goodies, so if you send me a photo/link to your project I will enter your name 2 more times! Now your getting some pretty good odds there! :) So get those cameras out and snap away!

Lots of goodies going in the shop today, so watch for them! Here's a preview of some new Crepe Paper Frills. I used brown glitter on them, so yummy!

Monday, September 15, 2008

The Giveaway!

Tah dah! Here is the giveaway I promised for this week! A super cute set of magnets I made for your fridge. Each magnet has a clip on the back so they can hold your child's artwork, photos, to do lists, recipes, you name it! Use them in the kitchen, office, craft room, the posiblities go on and on.

These are the 3 magnets one of you lucky readers will get.

Here is a sample of one used to hold my daughters painting. Kids just love to see their artwork proudly displayed!

To enter, all you have to do is leave me a post after this entry. Each day (today through Friday) you will get another chance to win. Oh, and for each purchase you make from the shop this week you will get another entry. Good luck everyone!

Remember to check the shop for all kinds of goodies this week!


Ok, if any of you followed the link to Jami (who is going to make some projects for the blog) earlier today, I had the wrong link. The name of her blog is "Scrappy Chic," but I forgot that it's not the address. So... I accidentally sent you to the wrong website! Thanks Jami for pointing that out, and sorry everyone for the misdirection! :)

Giveaway news.....

Hello! Well I've got another fun giveaway for this week! It will start later today and go through Friday again. All you have to do is leave a post to be entered, and each day you will have a new chance to win! I'll be back later with a picture of the giveaway goodie!

I've got so many goodies for the shop...so check often this week because I am doing a major restocking before my vacation on Sunday! I am soooo excited about this trip. I am going on a 4 day cruise with my friend Jami, and the best part....there is scrapbooking on the cruise! One of my favorite gals in the scrapbook world, Candace Carpenter, is going to be there teaching classes in the evenings while we sail. Yeah! So it's a new port each day, lots of fun and sunshine, then scrapbooking all night long! (oh, and all the food we can eat, whenever we want....creme brule at midnight anyone???) :) It's gonna be so much fun! I'll be sure and post lots of photos from the projects and layouts so you can all get those holiday creative juices flowing.

I have lots of fun things in the works for everyone.... Jami is going to be making some eye candy for the blog using Pink Owl products. I thought it would be fun to have some more great ideas for using all those embellishments, so stay tuned. She is super creative! I would love to see how your using your purchases to... so please send me links/photos!

I also am planning a series of craft days for the holiday season. I have several projects planned... and this will start in October after I get back. These will be fun events where you will get step by step instructions to make holiday projects or gifts. I will give you supply lists etc before hand and then post instructions as I complete the projects with you. It should be a lot of fun, and a great way to get a jump start on the holidays. I don't know about you, but I always stay caught up better when it's a "scheduled" plan. I will also put kits or finished projects in the shop if anyone would rather do it that way.

Oh, so much more I would like to tell you, but I think I've rambled on long enough now...are you even still reading this? I'll be back later with the giveaway and only a brief post, I promise! :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Cream and White...

Hi there! I don't know about you, but things have been crazy busy lately. I've got all kinds of deadlines, projects, social functions, in addition to the daily stuff right now. Whooo, that transition to fall, and all it entails, sure keeps us hopping doesn't it? Oh, I will be gone this afternoon through Sunday...but check back Monday for a giveaway next week!

I thought I show some new goodies I'm working on because I just love the color combo! Cream and White...so pretty! I love these two together partially because they are a staple in the world of Shabby Chic and because they are so versatile. I love that you can use them with anything. When I look at the blossoms below, I can picture them on a fancy wedding layout (...when you see the word "layout", feel free to substitute "card" or "paper craft project" depending on your passion :)). Or...they would be great on a baby or heritage layout, oh, and winter project too...don't they look like snowflakes all white and shimmery! You get my point.

If you don't use this color combo much, try it on your next project. Mat your photos in alternating layers of white and cream, make a border out of white and cream buttons, or tie white tulle and cream ribbon around a photo or title block. So many pretty possibilities!

Watch for these color combos coming to the shop soon!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Winner Is.....

Drum roll please.......Yeah! Michele is my giveaway winner! Congrats you lucky gal! Your going to be getting some of the cutest goodies around! A big thanks to Jenn over at My Creative Mess for donating them! YEAH! I just love giveaways!

I'm off to the Buddy Walk today. If you are not familiar with this event it was created to promote Down syndrome awareness/acceptance. My wonderful cousin and his lovely wife have a little boy (just a week or so younger than my little one) with Downs. He is the most wonderful blessing to our family! We just adore him, and my children think he's the greatest thing going. His parents have carried every challenge with such grace and love, I am amazed by them daily. Just the medical bills alone, iyiyi! Check out the website and see if there is a Buddy Walk in your area. I encourage you to go, it will touch your heart and inspire you in ways you can't imagine!

Isn't he the cutest little guy you've ever seen? Gotta luv the hair! It is so great to see him up on his hands and knees!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Last Day to enter the Giveaway!

Wow! I can't believe it's Friday already! Where does the time go! Today is the last day to get in on the giveaways! I'm giving away some great goodies from my pal Jenn at My Creative Mess. (see Mondays post for picture) She is also doing a giveaway (some of my Sparkled Felt Blossoms) so be sure to visit her blog and enter! You will also get additional entries for each purchase you make from the shop. Yeah! Good luck to you all, Jenn's Bitties are super cute! So leave a post here!

I thought I'd share just a few of the items I'm working on restocking:

Some yummy sparkled doily blossoms, gotta luv that vintage glass glitter! It's just sooooo sparkly!

More vintage lace ribbons, I just can't get enough!

...and a mountain of artisan labels. I have several new varieties coming soon...

Also in the works, a fall felt mini, some chipboard minis, more of the Sweetest Lil Clips, Shabby Vintage Shapes, and some Sparkled Felt Blossoms...just to name a few!

Have a great day everyone, and be sure to check the blog in the morning to see who won.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Giveaway and a Shabby Journal

Hello everyone! I'd thought I'd share some photos of a special order I'm working on. This is an altered notebook I made into a journal. Very Shabby Chic.

I used a vintage image of a perfume ad for the cover then added some sparkle to it with some pearl glitter.

Some sweet lil crepe paper trim.

I used one the the monograms from the Tres Jolie line by My Mind's Eye. I just luuuv them. I can't wait to make a holiday banner using them!

Last but not least, here is another chance to enter the giveaway! Leave a post here telling me what your favorite colors combos are right now. For me I love aqua/robins egg blue. I like to pair it with chocolate brown, dark pink, and I love it with red! Remember to visit Jenn's blog to enter her giveaway as well. For every purchase you make from the shop this week I will enter your name in the giveaway too! Good Luck!

(see previous posts for giveaway information, it started on Monday 9/1)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sketch and a Giveaway!

So here is another sketch for you to use! I haven't made a layout example from it yet, but when I sketched it I was thinking fall photos. So, I say we all get out our photos, supplies, grab a cup of coffee and get scrappin! Lets get those creative juices flowing!

I know sometimes it can seem so hard to get time to be creative, but give yourself at least a few minutes today! Even if all you do is just pick out a few photos to scrap, look through an inspiring magazine, or set out some paper/embellishments you've been dying to use, you'll be glad you did! And...those few minutes everyday start to add up and become finished projects! Yeah!

And here's another chance to enter the Labor Day Week giveaway I'm doing with my friend Jenn from My Creative Mess. She is soooo creative! I'm so happy to be giving away some of her Bitties and Journaling Stickers. (see Monday's post 9/1 for photo) She is giving away some of my Sparkled Felt Blossoms, so you might want to jump over to her blog and enter to win there too! SO... the low down on the giveaway is this: it is running all week Monday 9/1- Friday 9/5, and you will have a chance to enter by leaving a post on the blog daily. (so up to 5 blog entries) Also, for every purchase you make from the shop your name will be entered again! Lots of ways to win! YEAH!

So for today's post, tell me what creative things you've been up to or have been wanting to do!

I'll post a picture of a layout from this sketch when I get it finished!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I love Linens! (another chance at the giveaway)

You cannot imagine my happiness when I stumbled upon this wonderful find! I love linens, especially vintage or vintage reproductions. This adorable vintage repro tablecloth was 50% off! Yeah! Covered with pink and red cherries, it's just as sweet as sweet can be! It's going to look perfect on my antique drop leaf table I'm refinishing. (another yard sale find, thanks to a tip from my friend Jami)

Just look at the adorable little bag it came in. Gotta love the rickrack too!

I just love cherry patterns, I swear this was made just for me! :) Hmmm... that reminds me, I need to get going on those felt cherry embellishments! See inspiration is everywhere!

SO...if you'd like another opportunity to win those fabulous ittie bitties and journaling stickers (see previous post) here's your chance! Where do you find inspiration? I'd love it if you'd share some of what inspires you, so leave a comment after this post to be entered in the drawing!

Remeber, Jenn at http://www.boysmamaXtwo.blogspot.com and I are doing this giveaway together! I'm giving away her Bitties, and she is giving away some of my Sparkled Felt Blossoms. So go check out her blog and her shop "My Creative Mess" at http://www.boysmamaXtwo.etsy.com. The giveaway will run through this Friday, so check back daily for more chances to enter. Oh, and for every purchase you make from the shop this week I will enter your name in the drawing too.

Have a great day... got lots of new goodies in the works and restocking old ones as well!

Monday, September 1, 2008

A Giveaway!

Here is the scoop on the giveaway I was talking about. I am going to be giving away some darling ittie bitties and some journaling stickers from My Creative Mess. http://www.boysmamaXtwo.etsy.com The super talented Jenn, from My Creative Mess, is going to be giving away some of my Sparkled Doily Blossoms. All you have to do is leave a post on our blogs to be entered to win! Find Jenn's blog here http://www.boysmamaxtwo.blogspot.com/.

The giveaway will run today through this Friday. You will get additional chances to win for every purchase you make from the shop too! Be sure to check the blog all week for more opportunities to get these marvelous goodies!

They are just so darn cute!

Oh, and remember today is the last day for the Labor Day Special. If you spend $20.00 or more in the shop you will receive a free set of the "Sweetest Lil Clips!" Happy shopping!

Have a wonderful holiday!