Monday, December 31, 2012

Seasons Givings Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! This hop is going to be a little bit different, in the fact that every single person on the list below, is giving something away. All you need to do, is go to their blog, and leave a comment. Really, really easy. 

For a little added inspiration, I have decided to share my favorite project of 2012 which is this layout. 

By leaving a comment you will be entered to win this RAK:

  • 3 Clearsnap Design Adhesives
  • 4 packages of Want2Scrap Bling
  • 1 Spellbinders M-Bossibilities Folder
  • 1 Studio Calico Stamp

Check back on January 7th to see who the winner is!  You will have up to midnight PST on January 6th to enter.

 Now grab a cup of coffee, or tea, or maybe some hot chocolate, whatever your favorite is, and start hopping.

Here is to starting off the year 2013 in a fun way!

Kim Hughes/Paper Smooches
Julie Overby  *you are here!*

Here's to an amazing 2013!!!  God Bless you and your family in this new year! 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

~Isaiah 9:6-7~

I love celebrating the most treasured gift ever given.  I pray that during this season, you too are blessed with Peace and Knowledge of the Almighty who has demonstrated the greatest gift of love that one could ever have!  

And speaking of giving, if you are a paper crafter, you are in for quite a treat at the end of this week!  Check back for one of the most 'giving' blog hops you'll ever come across!  

Until then, Merry Christmas!  

Thursday, December 20, 2012

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!!!

I have two more cards to share with you today.  These are with the same Kaiser Craft paper line and Spellbinders Die Templates (Layered Poinsettia and Heirloom Ornaments). I also used an M-bossibilities folder on the second card called Ornamental Iron. These were actually designed these for a class at Memories and More.  Hope you are inspired today and stayed tuned for a give-away details!!

I'm pretty excited that we are going to have our first white Christmas.  The kiddos are loving the snow!!  I can't believe we are on a five day count down. So. not. Ready!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

You could WIN Big Time!!!

Hi friends!  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!  I wanted to share some cards I did but you can tell by the photo is was a few short months ago when things were still a bit warmer!  LOL  I also had some super, fun news to share!  It's time to get your craft on!  Spellbinders is having a HUGE contest and you can read all about it below.  I think you should go for it!!!  One never knows until one tries!!  

Also on the Spellbinder blog you can read some amazing things about Stacey, the owner, and how 'trying' and a lot of perseverance has brought her to where she is at today.  It's an inspiring story!

~ You Could Win BIG Time!! ~

Spellbinders is currently running the BIGGEST contest they've ever hosted to date! Spellbinders Explore Beyond Challenge: Craft to Win gives you a chance at a $5,000 Grand Prize Package from Spellbinders and their cross promotional partners! They'll also be choosing a 2nd place winner to receive a $1,000 prize package and a $500 3rd place prize package!
How do you participate? It's easy!
Simply create an original project using at least two (2) Spellbinders dies. And get creative with it! Push your own creative something different. We'll be looking for those crafters and artists who have really taken on the challenge to truly "Explore Beyond".
Take photos of each step of your project. If chosen as a finalist... You'll be asked to submit these photos.
Submit a photo (of your finished project only!) to the appropriate Spellbinders Flickr Group.
Contest runs from November 26th, 2012 through December 26th, 2012 Midnight EST.
Official Rules:
You may enter more than once in multiple categories. Projects entered must be original. A total of twelve (12) finalists will be chosen. There will be two (2) finalists from each category. Finalists will be announced on December 27, 2012. Finalists will be asked to submit photos of the steps of their projects to validate their originality. Finalists will be asked to mail in their final original project to the Spellbinders office. Original projects must be received by end of day, Friday, January 4, 2013.
A celebrity panel of judges will review the twelve (12) final submissions and narrow it down to three (3) winners. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 11, 2013. There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner of a $5,000 prize package and the project will be featured at the Spellbinders booth at the Craft and Hobby Association show on January 12, 2013. There will be one (1) 2nd prize winner of a $1,000 prize package and featured on the Spellbinders blog. There will be one (1) 3rd prize winner of a $500 prize package and featured on the Spellbinders blog.
All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. By acceptance of the prize, winners agree without limitation to the use of his/her name, photograph and/or likeness for publicity purposes without any additional compensation. Winners agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Spellbinders panel, which are final and binding in all matters regarding this event. Winners agree that the event and its representatives affiliates, agents, directors, officers and employees have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind relating to or arising from this event or resulting from participation in this contest.Contest is not open to Spellbinders Employees, Various Team Members, or their immediate family members (Grandparents, Parents, Siblings, Spouses, Children).

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!  I have more cards to share and a RAK coming up in the next few weeks. 
Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season.  One last card to leave you with!

(Cards created with Kaiser Crafts paper and Spellbinders Decorative Eight and Labels Eight die templates.)


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