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Monday, September 28, 2009

Workbox giveaway

How cool is this???? My friend Diane just posted on her blog this morning that The Original Scrapbox company ... you know the people that create this beauty.... The Workbox....

.... is hosting a giveaway. You can enter on her blog. They are giving away a Workbox. Whoa!

I don't know about you, but when we moved into the house we live in now we lost our unfurnished basement which we used for all of our storage. Every closet we have in our current house is loaded. One of these Workboxes would go a LONG way in helping me reorganize and make my closets back into closets and not into craft storage.

And, you can also take advantage of a coupon that they have offered up to anyone that is interested in purchasing their products. You can get $100 off of your shipping costs by using code 100Writes. Enter this code when you place your order to get $100 off your shipping: 100Writes

So, run over to Diane's blog and enter for your chance to win. And take advantage of the shipping discount with the coupon code listed above.
Have a great day!

Oh... and there are several other blogs that you can also enter the same contest at!! Ten blogs in total all. Here are the nine other blogs where you can enter for more chances to win:

1) Make It and Love It

2) Rachelle's Writing Spot

3) Vanilla Joy

4) The Mommy Files

5) My Organized Chaos

6) Life as Lou

7) Priscilla Styles

8) Cricut Christmas

9) Auntie Thesis

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friday Freebies and Monday Madness ... starting Oct 2!

I just received word from Paper Popsicles that they are going to have their Freebie Friday giveaways again during the month of October, starting this Friday, October 2nd!!

They will be offering a FREE digital stamp -or- FREE shaped card template on Friday's ONLY during October. You will be able to see the freebie on the blog each Friday along with the directions where to "purchase" it in the store. Please note: Once Friday is over so is the FREE part, but you will be able to purchase the design in the store.

After you have your Freebie Friday, show us what you can do with it during our New Monday Madness Show N Tell starting October 5!! That's right, we want to see what you did with your freebie. Link it from your blog to the Monday Madness Show N Tell post that will be posted on the PaperPopsicles blog. Participate every week and get your name included in our MONTHLY RAK drawing!

That's right! Those that play along in the Monday Madness Show N Tell will get their names put into a drawing for a fun RAK drawing from Paper Popsicles!!


And there's more .... Paper Popsicles is going to have another blog hop :) We need your help in spreading the word.

By doing so, you could get a chance to enter to win this fun little Blog Candy that they are giving away. It's packed with miscellaneous goodies including rub-ons, ribbon, brads, stickers, paper, tags, brads, buttons, ink, glaze pens, chipboard book....... YUMMY!!

To be included in the drawing, which will be on OCTOBER 10th, you need to do the following:
  1. Post on your blog the info for the October 1oth Creepy Crawly Blog Stomp and add their Purple Witch's Stomping Boot to your blog.
  2. Become a follower of the PaperPopsicles blog.
  3. Add their blog to your list of blog favorites and link to their blog.
  4. Don't forget to comment on the Sept 25th post at Paper Popsicles to let them know you are entered. Please add your email address to the post so they can contact you.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Gypsy Giveaway!

Hey everyone,
I just found out about another Provo Craft Gypsy Giveaway!

Cricut Cartridges Helper is hosting their own giveaway. You can enter by going to their site and commenting on their post and blogging about it on your own blog or telling your online friends about it on a message board.

Check it out here! You can enter until October 15th, 2009. Still lots of time to get into the contest. Hopefully YOU will be the next new owner of a Gypsy!!
Good luck!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Paper Popsicles: How To - Glass Etching

You know I love it when a plan comes together. ... Well, another fun creation was born today when a friend asked if I would show her how to etch glass. She is having a Bunco group party on Saturday and was still in the process of collecting her prizes. I mentioned how cute it would be to create some personalized glass jars. She flipped for it.

We're actually not getting together until tomorrow, but after opening my big mouth I thought I'd better come home and make sure I know what I'm doing. I gathered my supplies.... what you don't see here is my Cricut and my laptop which I used to help with the cutting. Also, a foam brush for applying the etching cream.

For more information on what I did to this little jar, you'll need to head over to the Paper Popsicles How To section and check out the tutorial. :)

  • Cricut machine, Sure Cuts A Lot (but you could use one of your Cricut font carts and Design Studio)
  • Jar: Ikea
  • Font: Pharmacy
  • Contact Paper - I found mine at Walmart for around $5
  • Etching cream: I got mine years ago .... it's so old it's not brown instead of its original white but it still worked! [phew!]
**Edited to note: Unfortunately, we got chatting and before I knew it the clock read 9pm and I had to get home. So, sadly I have no pictures of the fun glass jars and platter that we created. :(

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Such a proud teacher...

Before you go thinking "JenC did it again" I have to tell you, I didn't make these little beauties...

Picture posted with permission from DebiW.

My friend DebiW saw the tutorial on how I made my magnets and gave it a try. I'm such a proud teacher! Didn't she do a great job??
Thanks so much for sharing Debi!

Friday, September 11, 2009

May we never forget....


Long may she wave "O'er the land of the FREE and the home of the BRAVE"!

Special thanks to 3Dflags.com for the waving flag :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kickin' Up My Heels!

Have you visited PaperPopsicles lately?? They have some fun new Halloween themed Shaped Card templates. I immediately fell in love with the Witch's Shoe. I played with the template a bit in Inkscape to get it the right size for an A2 card. When I was happy... I cut it out with SCAL.

The orange skittles make for fun buttons, huh?

I cut a second layer in a really fun Cosmo Cricket Halloween themed paper. It was all very cute but something was missing. I sprayed some Spritz on the sock to give it a bit of shimmer. Then I decided to heat emboss the patterned paper to give it some shine.

There are a lot of fun designs in the Shaped Card template area. Even if you don't have SCAL you can purchase the templates as an outline and hand cut them. Just let them know when you purchase.

Hope you all have a great night!

Also.... we've had to postpone the FP-4 class because only a couple people signed up (didn't meet the minimum). We have a few more spots available in our Creating with Shapes class and the evening Basic Cards class on Thursday.


**No DS or SCAL file available.**

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Paper Popsicles: Create some Shimmery Magnets

Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.netAlong with the big reveal of the Design Team's Shimmerz Projects today, I have also posted a new How To on the Paper Popsicles message board.

Hmmm... what could be inside this cute little tin??? Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net I hope you'll come over to the message board and check it out. Let me know what you think.
Have a great day!!