A few projects and, oh, how about a GIVEAWAY?!

Time to share a few projects I did with the Frosty Porch kit from Coordinates Collections. First up is a rare two-pager:


I love that little "woolie" snowman. He was perfect for these photos of the record-breaking snow in Dallas. For years, I've been jealous of everyone else's snow pictures and last year, I actually got some of my own! Be careful what you wish for, huh?


The photo in this layout was one of those rare, unplanned moments. My girls came into my scrapbook room during August, playing dress-up with all their winter gear. I snapped a photo and it turned out so much better than anything I could ever stage. I'm actually using this as our Christmas card photo this year...who'd have thunk it?!

And a few cards...

Loved all these buttons so much that I had to find a way to use them!

This card is significant not because of the layered tree (which everyone seems to be doing this year), but because it's the one where I learned how to tie a good bow! Rabbit ears...that's the secret. Shhhh!

And I'm overwhelmed with all the amazing comments and responses to the wine charms! Thank you!! I'm so glad you enjoyed them, and for those who asked about the shrink plastic, I got mine at Michael's (it was near the stamp inks at my store), but it's widely available at craft stores and you can even buy it online at the Shrinky Dinks website.

I'm up over 200 followers now, so I think that calls for a celebration! How about a GIVEAWAY?!

Imaginisce has been so generous to me this year, and I think it's time to spread the love around a bit. Here's your chance to win goodies from two of my favorite collections from the past year: Christmas Cottage AND Birthday Bash. This giveaway includes a card pad from each collection, plus a few embellishments for each one and a snag 'em stamp.

Here's a bad photo (sorry, no daylight left...had to resort to using the flash):


Leave a comment below and I will randomly draw a winner on Friday for the prize!

Quick caveat: I won't be able to ship this to you until after December 25th, but I promise to get it out before New Year's!

Thanks for stopping by! And good luck!

43 comments:

Julie at Perfect Paper Shop said...

One of my goals for the coming year is to get a handmade card in the mail to everybody I know for their birthday. This giveaway would really help!

Cindylu2u said...

Your cards are fantastic, love how you used the button and thanks for the tip on bows, I can use some help!! Happy Holidays!!
miller896042atbellsouth.net

Mary Ellyn said...

I love your layered tree and congrats on conquering the bow!

sleeplesswonder said...

I love the layout of the snow man. We normally get tons of snow, if your jealous, maybe I could send it all to you. :)
Love the cards. I find bows really hard too, but yours turned out really nice.

Lindy said...

Love your layouts and cards. I get lots of snow....I'll be sure to send you some so you can scrap some more snow pics....or better yet I'll send you the pics to scrap for me. LOL

Happy Holidays!

scrappymama said...

love the lo and cards! great job! thanks for the chance!
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CraftyGirl said...

I love your snow pictures! Your story is really funny since I just moved to Dallas from Indiana! Everyone back home was sure to point out that I really wasn't going to escape the snow at all! I reminded them that it may snow, but then it is back up to 60 a few days later!!

I love your little card with the buttons... it is darling!
Barb :)

Casey Wright said...

Your layouts are beautiful! I just love how the colors really pop! And yes, the bow is so lovely!

Brooke said...

Beautiful layout and cards! I need to work on conquering the bow as well, so thanks for the tip. :) Thanks for sharing your pretty creations!

-Brooke
brookeb811@gmail.com

Jodi Releford said...

We just moved to N. Dallas from Minneapolis and just escaped all the crazy weather. I can't say that I am missing it too much. My son would say otherwise. He is hoping for a little Texas snow this year too. Love the great LO's and such cute cards. Thanks for sharing!!

Linda said...

Love what you did with the CC kits. And love the scallops on the tree!

motherloves3 said...

Love your cards. I live in Victoria BC so we normally don't get much snow but we have already had some and they say we may have a white Christmas.

aud1inok said...

I love how you used the buttons in the bubble gum dispenser. So cute!

Sarah Mullanix said...

fantastic LO's and cards, I especially love your double LO....awesome GIVEAWAY, thanks for the chance to win!! :)

Connie said...

great crads and love the double LO!!

Glynis said...

That is a great shot of the girls, and what a perfect layout to frame it!! I just love that gorgeous bow! Mine never turn out that well so I usually get my crafty friend to tie them for me. TFS :O)

My Serendipity said...

I love the layered tree! I think I will try this in a frame! I love the buttons..I have a ton I need to use but I hoard them..lol..I don't know why!
Love all your work..TFS
Beth
myserendipity.beth@yahoo.com

Lynn said...

ooooooooo love your projects. the kidlets are adorable.

Julie said...

Don't even say the "s-word." After last year's record breaking snowfall here in PA, I'm ready for a warm winter...if that's even possible. As I sit here right now, the wind is howling outside and the highs are only expected to be in the 20's today! Yikes!

Loved the buttons in your card. Gives me an idea for a birthday card I've been wanting to make.

Julie

Lisa Dorsey said...

gorgeous projects! Love, love, love the colors in the first layout and the little button gumballs on your first card are adorable!

michelestamps2 said...

love your cards, thanks for the generous giveaway.

Khristen said...

I just love that card, I may have to scraplift that fab border punched layered tree! Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas :)

pebblesjns said...

I just found your blog recently and I have to say your work is so cute and very inspiring! Definitely looking forward to seeing what you create after the new year (when I will have more time to scrap!). Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

Keshet said...

No need to enter me, but just wanted to say how much I love all of your projects!

creativecowgirl said...

Beautiful photo of your girls. I always find the candid shots turn out so much better than the posed ones. Great layouts and cards. Thanks for the giveaway!

Reneeleeak said...

Both of your cards and layouts are so cute and... so are your girls! Congrats on making your beautiful bow; I'm still trying. :-(
Have a Merry Christmas!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

bakscrap said...

Hope you will fill us in on how to rie the perfect bow. Lovely card. Thanks for the chance to win.

JennyKozar said...

Love that picture of the girls - that is a great Christmas card. And the bow is beautiful - bunny ears. Gonna have to try that!

TFS the love!

Heather said...

Great projects! I love the card with the buttons!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jamie said...

all those cards look great tfs!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Pamela said...

These are all fantastic!!!!!

Suzy said...

Love your layouts! and the cards looks gorgeous too! thanks for the inspiration :)

T said...

Howdy! I'm glad we're snow poor, but wish their were more/better warm weather Christmas songs/stories. I'm hiding out here because I just realized that those beautiful snowflake cookies I spent all morning making have no sugar in them at all. That canister of powdered sugar was actually a second canister of flour. I told my hubby not to eat them, I hope he listens for a change.

Kimberly said...

Love the pages and the cards! The picture of the girls is fabulous! I love it when unexpected things like that happen!

Congrats on the followers! And thanks for a great giveaway!

PamS said...

Congratulations on conquering the 'bow'! I struggle with them also.

Kim. said...

Great projects, love the double page layout and the way you made the tree on your card.
Kim xXx

Kathy said...

Love your layouts and cards! I wish we would get snow here in southern CA, but I'm not sure we'd know what to do if we did! Thanks for sharing!

connie said...

Love the LO and cards! Thanks for sharing.

Olivia said...

Love your candy jar card - so sweet!

Amy said...

Love these cards, especially the candy jar with buttons! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the chance to win some fun candy! I love Imaginisce!

Melissa Elsner said...

Oh my gosh I love your cards. That top one with the buttons is darling. I'm always a sucker for good uses of embellishments! Great tip on the bow. They are my nemesis!

Michelle said...

These are just wonderful!!! I am glad you were able to enjoy some snow!! We were dumped on over the weekend up here in WI. While it looks so pretty, I am not liking the temps. VERY COLD! Thank you for the tip to tying a bow!! I have yet to figure out how to tie a perfect bow!! I will give it a try!! I have really enjoyed your work.. always so inspiring!! Thank you for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful Holiday! :)

Kelly Massman said...

Your work is so inspiring and beautiful! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

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