Tuesday, May 24, 2011

WOYWW 103

Wow! I've been away from WOYWW for so long! I've missed it!
So, I haven't been posting because most of the time I know I won't have time to comment on your desks. This time, I have time because my summer break is coming soon and I'm almost done with all my work! Yay! I'm so happy to have time to do things I enjoy again!

I've been crafting, but I haven't been cleaning up, I gotta budget my spare time, right?!
So here's what my desk looks like today:

SO messy! I got some new stash too (petaloo cards, the punch and the flourishes). The rockablocks and stamp are blog candy I won from crafter's companion. Have been wanting to use it, but haven't had time. So sad :(

Ok off to bed now, will comment on your desks soon ;)

p.s
Enter my blog candy if you'd like. The link is on my sidebar :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Celebration Blog Candy! Enter Here!

Hello everyone,
A few days ago, I was lucky enough to be the winner of 2 blog candies and it felt great to win. So I had to do a giveaway of my own to share the joy. Then I realized that this June is my 1 year blogaversary! Woohoo!
So the blog candy is for 2 reasons, it feels great to give and receive and to celebrate my year of blogging and all the wonderful people I've met through it. I have found some of my favorite blogs through blog candy. It's a great way to mingle in blogland! Lol

So here is what I'm giving away and this is just the beginning! 
 
  • Petaloo magnetized cards with envelopes
  • MM vintage findings mini kit tropical
  • MM Panorama diecut embellishments in a cute suitcase
  • Heidi Grace every day alphas acrylic stamps
  • Assorted pins handmade by me :) 





    *Update* 
    New candy added! 



  • 6 bunches of small paper roses 
  • 1 yard of flower trim 
  • 9 flowers with rhinestone centers 
  • 3 bunches of pearl strands in pink and coral
*Update* 
Candy added! 

*Update*
Candy added!





*Last addition*
Candy is complete!




I'll be adding more candy all the way through the end and I'll update here with pictures of the new stuff!

Sound Exciting?!

So what do you have to do to enter?
  1. Leave a comment here on this post
  2. Share this on your blog, either post about it or put it on your sidebar with a link back here. Leave me another comment telling me you shared and leave a link to your post or your blog.
  3. Optional: Followers get an extra entry but please follow only if you really like my blog. Leave me another comment that you're a follower.
 The candy will run through July 29 and I will draw the winner that weekend

To be fair, I'll check that the steps have been met by the winner or I will re-draw.

Thank you so much for all the kindness you share through your blogs. I've had a wonderful year and learned so much from all of you! 



Prize number 2 for another lucky winner. Will be drawn by random.org after I draw the winner for the first candy.

 




Winners will be posted Saturday evening!

So excited! Good Luck!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

A couple challenges

My favorite challenges are DCWV's stack a holic challenge and the paper variety's weekly challenge.
So I'm entering this LO for both: I used the sketch for the stackaholic challenge and the inspiration came from the episode of I Love Lucy where she goes to Turo to see an old fashioned winery. It reminded me of the trip we took to Napa in 2008. Although, we didn't see anyone stepping on grapes lol. The vineyards are beautiful, it was such a great trip!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blog Candy Giving and Receiving

Hello Everyone!

I feel so luck, I've recently won 2 blog candies. I've already received this from Jessica

Beautiful things all the way from Canada! Thank you Jessica!

I also won the giveaway on Lynda's blog from the Crafter's Companion Blog Hop

I haven't received it yet, but it's on it's way :)

I think it's about time to give back!

Receiving Candy feels great, so I'm going  to be giving away some candy soon :)
This will be my very first time hosting a candy giveaway!

I already ordered it and it should be on it's way. I'll post it as soon as it gets to me!

Have a good weekend!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Project 2011 Progress Update

So I felt so proud of myself because I didn't shop too much this month. I just looked at my credit card statements, and I only spent about $50 at Michaels and Joann's for the whole month of April. This is pretty good for me!  Only about 3 visits total in April. usually I would go to each store at least once a week. that means I would make about 8 visits to a craft store per month! shocking!

I had a pretty close call shopping online. I almost spent $60 online yesterday but I kept thinking about project 2011 and how proud I was of myself, so I stopped. I closed the browser quickly and walked away. If I can narrow it down to $25-$30 I'll allow myself to buy it next month. I'm hoping that I keep spending less and less because I KNOW I have plenty of stash to use already.

ugh...and you all haven't even seen my yarn stash! *hangs head in shame*

So one of the things I bought this month was the 'World Traveler' stack by DCWV and a 'notebook' paper punch. so here are 3 layouts that I made this month (haven't had much crafting time).

Here we go...
I used the DCWV cotton blossom stack which I've had since very early this year and those chipboard shapes and numbers are really old stash :)

When I bought this stack, I was so excited but then I didn't use it as much as I thought I would. So I'm using it now and trying to limit my purchase of papers and stacks....well, a girl can try!
This is the 'World Traveler' stack and notebook punch. I figured I should only buy stuff I love and I know I'll use right away. I got ideas for pages right away. I knew what pictures I could put on which pages and it seemed to fit so well with a lot of my pictures!
This paper is another travel stack from Me and My Big Ideas. I love these papers too. I think I got this stack in the fall last year. I haven't used it too much since. I've had the flowers and brads for a while too :)













I wonder if taking it a week at a time will be easier for me...celebrating every sunday that I didn't go shopping that week by giving myself some extra crafting time. I'll try that this month.

I hope you all did your best this month too :)
If you didn't, there's always next month!