Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I love Challenges!! come join me!

Don't you just love Challenges - they be something in your everyday life, or like the following, a Scrapbooking Challenge. This particular challenge was to scrap photo's 3 years or older... enjoy pics of dd and "Auntie" Wendy - check out that cheeky smirk on my babe. (you may have to scroll down through some amazing talent)

Come Join us for some great Challenges, some Amazing Ladies, and loads of fabulous talent.

Would love to hear from you - share some love!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Glimmer Mist...using CTMH Products

I know that everyone loves to stay on top of all the new goodies out there. Here is a fabulous way to create some Custom Glimmer mist and coordinating with the 60 colors Close To My Heart already offers, embellishments, stamps, stickease and more and more... won't your pages just come alive!

To Create "CTMH Glimmer Mist" simply mix 50/50 rubbing alcohol and our Create-a-shade Pearl Paint in a small spritzer. I have used our spritzer for cleaning stamps. Simply empty, wash out and let dry ahead of time. Then add as much re-inker of your choice until the desired color is reached.

Adding Alcohol in place of water gives you the advantage of it evaporating quickly. FYI: The water based solution will take longer to dry.

Simply place whatever you want to CTMH Glimmer in a box (it keeps the spray contained and less mess) use a "sweeping" spray (lightly move your hand back and forth while spraying (no globs or heavy spray areas this way). Anything can be misted... paper, flowers, dimensional elements, use masks - circles, stamps, flowers, recycled items - just allow your piece to dry... Have fun creating - the possibilities are endless..

FYI: you want to start with lighter colors first as they will show up, then follow with darker... remember you can always darken papers, but lighten - NOT!

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

KiKi Art!!

SO incredibly excited.....
I have been so busy this week with skating Carnival so in between running everywhere, I came home to this on Fri and was jumping up and down and screaming!!! the girls came running and asked if I made the Design Team!!!! YES

Hello Linda!
How are you? Well... I have a secret for you... The reason why you still haven’t got your prize is because YOU ARE IN the DESIGN TEAM of KIKI ART !!!! And I knew this the minute I read your entry, considering the time that has past, I though I would send all material together (sorry about that... I hope you don’t mind).
CONGRATULATIONS!!! ... But shh... I want to contact first all the other chosen design team members and announce it on the blog and Facebook.
Thank you for wanting to be part of our fun group of gals!!!!


now since she put it here & here.... it's not a secret anymore and thank goodness, i was going to explode. So much more good news to keep coming and coming - can't wait for my package!!! All b/c I won some blog candy and we started emailing back and forth - keep trying, dreams do come true!!

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Hope you had an Awesome St. Patrick's day, here are some "green" layouts... enjoy, fun looking back on some old photos and getting them scrapped....

come join me over at the design teams i am on - what an awesome bunch of ladies - fabulous creativity!

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Heart - Altered Chocolate Box


I received a fabulous "HUGE" box of chocolates from my family on Valentines Day - well, if you know me well enough, you would know that I would savour the chocolates and then alter the box...
Here is the Bottom half of the box - i created this for my friend Tammy as she wanted something for her entrance. Yes, those are magnets you see, that way she can post up notes, put up the kid's school pictures and change each year. Multi purpose Heart!

I am trying out for "guest spot" on Scrap it forward - go check it out!!! really would love to create on their team, would love your comments

Monday, March 15, 2010

Epiphanie giveaway - come enter!!

We've been overwhelmed by all the love you've been sending. We think it's our turn to send a little back. So....






Your name will be entered based on the number of points you earn. Each point is worth one entry. And you may earn points by doing any of the following activities:

Worth 1 POINT each:

- Tweet about this contest or about Epiphanie in your Twitter status.

- Post about this contest or about Epiphanie in your Facebook status.

- Become a fan of Epiphanie on Facebook.

- Follow Epiphanie on Twitter.

- Comment on this blog post.

- Sign up to be on our mailing list.

Worth 3 POINTS each:

- Blog about this contest and/or about Epiphanie.

- Send us an Epiphanie Card (must be 700px wide).

- Purchase a Spread Love iPhone case by The Amazing Kal Barteski. (all profit goes to the Red Cross for Haiti support)

- Make a donation to the charity of your choice. If you don't have one, we love Citizen Effect and Joy For Haiti. This is on the honor system. But remember what you do comes back to you, so be honest! :)

*Note: You may repeat the same task, but it will NOT increase the number of points earned. In other words, you can tweet ten times about us, but it will still only be worth one point= one entry. (plus you might annoy your friends :))

Worth 10 POINTS each:

- Purchase an Epiphanie Bag before midnight (CST) on March 31st.

- Make a creative video or take a funny photograph about how much you love Epiphanie bags. Be aware that we will probably post it on our blog and/or on our facebook fan page.

Afterwards, email us at xo@epiphaniebags.com. Include your name and your total number of entries in the subject heading. In the body of your email, type a list of everything you completed including the verifiable links.



What if I already purchased a bag and/or completed some of the above tasks without even being tempted by a killer prize?

Then you are among our favorite people! :) So don't worry, just email us with any of the above task(s) that you've completed along with your order number. We will enter you accordingly. BUT YOU MUST EMAIL US WITH YOUR ENTRIES. PREVIOUS AND CURRENT ORDERS FOR MARCH WILL NOT BE AUTOMATICALLY ENTERED. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU HAVE TO PLAY TO WIN. :)

How will you pick the winner?

The winner will be selected using an online random number generator; and announced on the Epiphanie blog by April 2nd, 2010.

Why did you pick a gift card for Southwest as the other choice for a prize?

Because Epiphanie is about exploring, traveling, and living a life more inspired. AND we think it might be nice to have a vacation to go along with your sassy new camera bag! We chose Southwest simply because they are our favorite airline. Southwest did not solicit our opinion. Epiphanie is not affiliated with Southwest, and Southwest is not sponsoring this contest in any way whatsoever. And for the record, Canon is not sponsoring this contest either, nor are we affiliated with Canon.

More details:

No purchase is necessary to win. Please do not contact us to make sure that we received your information. The prize being offered is the camera BODY ONLY. NO LENSES ARE INCLUDED. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This contest is void in Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law. It is soley your responsibility to ensure that contests like this one are not prohibited by the laws in your area. Contest subject to all applicable federal, state, and local law regulations. Actual prize awards will be sent only when you prove your eligibility with an affidavit. If you win, and live outside the US, you are responsible for all shipping costs incurred in sending your prize including all taxes, customs, brokerage, or any other related fees. Epiphanie is not responsible for delays in receiving your prize caused by Customs clearance, or anything else that is beyond our control. Videos and/or photos that are offensive, vulgar or attack any individual or company will be automatically disqualified. In the event that this camera is discontinued during this contest, we reserve the right to substitute your prize with the Southwest gift card. By participating, entrants agree to these official rules and accept decisions of Epiphanie LLC as final. This promotion is offered in the United States only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. By participating, you agree that Epiphanie LLC and it's employees will have no liabiltiy for any injury, loss, or damages of any kind to persons, including death, and property, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of a prize or participation in this contest. By entering, you agree that Epiphanie, and those acting under its authority, may use your name, likeness and/or voice, and the video(s) you submit as an entry for advertising and promotional purposes in any media without limitation and without further consideration, unless prohibited by law. By entering, you agree that Epiphanie shall have all rights to copy, edit, broadcast, publis, and use your photos/videos, in whole or in part without further compensation, both during and after the contest, unless prohibited by law.

Unclaimed prize (after seven days) will be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Prize is not transferrable or redeemable for cash.


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CELEBRATION Crop - TES Turns Three!

*** The Everyday Scrapper Turns Three This Month! ***

You are invited to The Everyday Scrapper's Birthday CELEBRATION CROP

Hosted on Saturday, March 20th to Saturday, March 27th 2010, right here in the Online Crop section of The Everyday Scrapper Space!


On March 20th, this category of the forum will have 13 challenges, all with prizes, for you to enter. Each challenge hostess will post her own challenge with an example layout and a photo of the prize.

You have until midnight (eastern time) on March 27th to submit your layouts by posting them on the challenge thread you are entering it for.

Winners will be selected by random.org and announced March 28-30th on the same thread the challenge was posted on.

The rules:

- Participants must most their layouts on the appropriate thread.
- Winners of the challenges have 7 days (after the winner is announced) to claim their prize by PMing the challenge host to claim their prize before a new winner is announced.
- No combining of challenges - one layout per challenge.
- New layouts only, please.

Any questions? Please ask me!

I hope you all mark your calendars and join us for this CELEBRATION event!
PS. Spread the word!! :)

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

SOS - 1 hour Challenge


Just finished participating in a "hour layout lift" challenge over on the Ssisterhood of Scrap board.... here is my layout!! Come join us for some March Challenges!

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Friday, March 12, 2010

The Everyday Scrapper - Design Team - Yay Me!!!

I am sooooooooooooo excited... wahoo for me {reaches back patting my back}.

My personal scrapbooking goals this year where to submit, submit, submit & to try to get on some design teams... this is another Design Team forum i have been accepted on.

There are some very creative projects, fantastic gals & inspiration gallore on these forums I am on - please come and join us for some laughter & fun!

New Faces on The Everyday Scrapper!

We have some wonderful new team members here on TES, and I can’t wait any longer to introduce them to you all!

Joining our Sketch Team on Sundays are:

I am also pleased to announce that Mia will be our new Sketch Sunday Coordinator as of April 1st!

Our Forum Contributors Team also has some new faces! Please meet:

These ladies are always present for some Daily Inspiration up on our Forum!

I hope you’ll join me in welcoming them!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sisterhood of Scrap - March GREEN Challenges

Cindy has been posting some "GREEN" challenges this week. Fun stuff, and of course -- there are some prizes!

"Since this month has the first day of spring, St Patrick's day and Palm Sunday in it, I get to thinking green thoughts. Join me in challenges that involve green. These challenges may be in the form of a card, LO or altered project, basically anything goes except the project must have the color green in it.

I will give you 7 total challenges and the person who completes the most challenges wins a fabulous prize by me :) In the case of a tie we will pick a name from a hat. However, there will be 2 other chances to win prizes which will be revealed as the challenges are revealed.

You have until the March 21st to complete the challenges.

Post challenges in the New gallery with the challenge number in the title and then link or post a picture to the appropriate thread. "

Challenge #1 Show us at least 3 of the same shape in the Color GREEN. Ex. stars, circles, squares, leaves, etc...

Challenge #2 Use the word GREEN or the color GREEN in your title.

Challenge #3 Go GREEN with your scrapping. Use an old item that may not be designated for scrapping.

Challenge #4 Do a monochromatic card, lo or project using different hues of the color GREEN.

Challenge #5 Show your GREEN thumb.

Challenge #6 Use a SHAMROCK in your project

Challenge #7 Show me they money! Incorporate GREEN Backs or money on your project

If you complete any of our challenges, please post a link in the replies. We'd love to see them........ and you'll have a chance to win some cool prizes!

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Color Career Creator

I was "hopping" around one night and stumbled onto Color Career Creator - what fun, i did all it asked me to do... and here was the Category I ended up in! Try it.

Best Occupational Category
You're a CREATOR

Nonconforming, Impulsive, Expressive, Romantic, Intuitive, Sensitive, and Emotional

These original types place a high value on aesthetic qualities and have a great need for self-expression. They enjoy working independently, being creative, using their imagination, and constantly learning something new. Fields of interest are art, drama, music, and writing or places where they can express, assemble, or implement creative ideas.

Suggested careers are Advertising Executive, Architect, Web Designer, Creative Director, Public Relations, Fine or Commercial Artist, Interior Decorator, Lawyer, Librarian, Musician, Reporter, Art Teacher, Broadcaster, Technical Writer, English Teacher, Architect, Photographer, Medical Illustrator, Corporate Trainer, Author, Editor, Landscape Architect, Exhibit Builder, and Package Designer.

Consider workplaces where you can create and improve beauty and aesthetic qualities. Unstructured, flexible organizations that allow self-expression work best with your free-spirited nature.

Suggested Creator workplaces are advertising, public relations, and interior decorating firms; artistic studios, theaters and concert halls; institutions that teach crafts, universities, music, and dance schools. Other workplaces to consider are art institutes, museums, libraries, and galleries.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pac Man


Do you remember the 80's? well i just finished up another round of participating in a Circle Journal. Here is a layout I submitted to depict my '80's memory. Yes that's me as Boy George & my fabulous friend Susan as Cindi Lauper - wow what fun!! Hope this gives you a chance to relive some memories!!

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

PRIMA Package

That's Right! Prima is giving away two more AMAZING prize packages in conjunction with our BIG SECRET!

We want EVERYONE to have a chance to win so we are changing the rules a bit.

* Please copy this write-up and link us on your blog, Facebook, or any other site that you frequent (please follow their TOU).
* Then post here with a link to your blog, Facebook or site post for your chance to win BIG with Prima!
* One US and one International winner will be chosen on Thursday, March 4th, 2010.

And we are getting closer and closer to revealing our secret-it won't be long now!

Just a couple more days of suspense!

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