Saturday, February 5, 2011

Give Away Time!!

I’m back from CHA.  What a trip!  The best one yet for me.  We had such a great time in the Spellbinder’s booth and getting to know everyone so much better!  We even had the opportunity to see some of the show.  Unfortunately, I accidently left my camera on before I left and I had a dead battery by the time I got there! 


My good friend Kazan, who I was blessed to room with while at the show, sent me this picture of the two of us.  I’m sorry I don’t have any booth shots.  I know that that Spellbinders has some up on their blog and on their facebook page and Kazan has some great ones on her blog  as well.  I did get to see some amazing art work and fantastic new product while I was there!  It’s no secret that other than Spellbinders, some of my fave’s were Pink Paislee, Webster’s Pages, Maya Road and Crate Paper.  Yum!

dt book

When I first got my new die templates several months back, I wanted to come up with a quick way to store some of the new ones.  I put this book together but then didn’t get a chance to share it.  I wanted to explain how I did it.  First, I cut down magnetic vent covers.  Second, I cut a two pieces of cardboard the same size for the front and back cover.  I added paper and altered the cover with a quick, simple design.  I stamped a Victorian Frame stamp from Layers of Color and then cut it out with Spellbinders Labels Fourteen die template.

die template book 2

After that, I punched holes with my Zutter and used Bind it All wire to bring it all together. 


I hope this is is a helpful tip for you ins storing your die templates!

While at CHA, I wasn’t able to take a bunch of fun photos to share but I did still want to share a RAK with my blog readers who have been ever so patient with me!

blog candy

In this photo is the latest issue of Paper Creations which I have a card featured.  When I arrived home, I ended up with my box of two copies and my card!  So, I want to give away this extra one, along with a current issue of Paper Crafts Magazine.   Also in the picture is some Queen and Co. pearls and a tissue flower.  We created these tissue flower pins as a make and take in the Spellbinder’s booth.  They are so fun to make!  Last but not least is a fabulous new black Spellbinder’s t shirt!!

Leave a comment on this post if you are interested in this RAK and I will leave it open until next Friday, midnight PST. 




Lillian Child said...

It sounds like you had an amazing time at CHA! Lots of memories and friendships! Would love to throw my name into the hat to receive your lovely card creation and a copy of Paper Creations. Thanks!

Jessica Wekenman said...

What a beautiful picture of you two! And I love your die organizer! Thank you so much for the chance at your sweet candy!!

Diana said...

Your die organizer is such a great idea. I need to figure out a way to keep mine and this looks like it would really fit the bill. Thanks for letting me have a chance at your giveaway.

Jennie said...

oh how nice of you !! CHA looked like it was alot of fun, im glad you had a good time!!

Kay said...

Thanks for sharing that nifty idea on die storage- sorry to hear about your camera battery, but thanks so much for the chance to win the lovely blog candy!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

I am glad you had a good time at CHA. I just bought my second set of Spellbinder dies yesterday and have a couple more sets on my wishlist. I have been playing with new ones for a Valentine card tonight. Your storage idea couldn't have come at a better time. Thanks so much for the great idea.

Thank you, also, for the chance to win your blog candy. Congratulations on your card being in the magazine!

Leigh said...

Glad you had such a great weekend, Julie! You'll have to check out my blog when you get a chance-- I posted some layouts that I made with the goodies you sent me last month.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great idea..I use these but not so neatly in a pretty organizer. Mights just do this for a friend who just started using Spellbinders. I cannot imagine life without them. Thanks for sharing.
CHA looks so fun. Thanks for the chance to win. I enjoy these 2 magazines, when I can get my hands on them.

Tona said...

Thanks so much for sharing your die organizer. I have been at a loss on the best way to store them. I love your idea.
Glad to hear that you had such a good time at CHA. Thanks for the chance at such a great giveaway.

Lynette C said...

A beautiful project. Thank you for sharing.

Chloe said...

What a bummer about your camera. I am sure you were too busy having fun at CHA to take photos anyway! I'd love to win your very generous RAK! Thanks for the opportunity!

Valerie said...

Glad you are back. You were missed. Happy the storms weren't in the area you were visiting!

connie said...

Sounds like a great time. Thanks for sharing how you store you dies and a chance to win.

Renee said...

I LOVE your Book of Dies! Very creative. Don't you love how old crafts come back around, like the cute tissue paper flowers. I remember making them to decorate our May pole in 8th grade;)

Betty said...

wow Julie I love your idea for the spellbinders dies..I will be making these..thanks for sharing it!!! have a great day!!!

Angie Brown said...

What a shame you did not have your camera working, I'm sure you'll treasure the moments. It sounds like you had a really amazing time.

I so appreciate you sharing your magnet book with us. I can' believe how many dies you have in there! This is definitely one project I will have to make soon. I simply love your blog and really enjoy seeing what amazing things you make with the Grand Callibur and the Grand dies.

Because of you wonderful creations I have to honestly say I went out and bought the Grand Callibur and tonight I ordered the Grand Labels 4.. Now I'm just anxiously waiting for them to arrive. I think the first thing I'll make is the beautiful Labels 4 book you made..

I totally love your blog,
Hugs Angie xx

marla said...

Sounds like you had a blast at CHA and thanks for a chance to win a lovely RAK!! Happy that your cards were published you do beautiful work!!

Angel said...

I love your idea for storage! I'm gonna try that.

bethann d said...

congrats on the project being published. i thinkyour stuff is amazing


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