Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nail art giveaway

I haven't blogged about this, but I was recently bit by the nail polish bug. :) I got tired of my nails always breaking and being so short. So, I've started taking vitamin supplements and taking better care of my nails. I've become a fan of nail polish and nail art blogs, too (there are a lot!) and recently found out about two amazing giveaways:

Dragon Lady Nails - a Rafflecopter giveaway
Spellbinding Nails


Friday, September 28, 2012

Totally Papercrafts - #136 Pretty Pastels

I love today's Totally Papercrafts Challenge - Pretty Pastels. I love pastels (especially pink!) and this week's sponsor is one of my favorites - Lili of the Valley. For my card I chose this adorable LOTV stamp, Teddy Flower.

You definitely want to play along this week for a chance to win two stamps of your choice from Lili of the Valley! Head on over to the Totally Papercrafts blog for details. And be sure to leave some love for the rest of the DT! We always appreciate your comments.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Totally Papercrafts - For a Child

Happy, happy Friday! This week's Totally Papercrafts challenge is a fun one - For a Child. It doesn't matter what the occasion, just make a card (or other project) that you would give to a child. Every year I am a vendor at a large local craft show on the first Saturday in October, so this is craft show season for me. With this in mind, I made this cute little Halloween candy holder just perfect for your favorite little goblin. I made these for the Hatton show last year, and they were a big hit. You can see one of last year's cartons here: Freakishly Fun.

Supplies: Halloween kid stamp - dollar bin at Michaels, sentiment (Hero Arts), scraps from stash, purple cs (Hobby Lobby), Copics, ribbon (Michaels), mini binder clip

I'm not normally very handy with 3D projects, but these little boxes are very easy to make. (And surprisingly pretty quick, too.) I posted this little tutorial last year if you'd like to try one yourself: Milk Carton Tutorial.

Head on over to the Totally Papercrafts blog to see the adorable child-related projects made by my wonderful fellow DT members. And play along for a chance to win a prize from this week's sponsor, Meljen's Designs!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Totally Papercrafts - Favorite Stamp

Oh that silly, silly Cathy! Asking me to choose my favorite stamp for this week's Totally Papercrafts challenge. You may as well ask me to pick my favorite child.  Hmmm, actually there are some days where I might be able to answer that favorite child question - it's the kid who isn't causing me stress! LOL! J/K!

This happens to be ONE of my favorite stamps because it includes a dog. (For me, dogs are right up there with pink and chocolate.) I don't use this stamp nearly often enough so I decided to dust it off for this week's challenge. It's Christmas Treat from High Hopes Stamps.

We're being sponsored this week by Alota Rubber Stamps. Head on over to the Totally Papercrafts blog and join us for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Alota store. (Wow!) And be sure to visit the DT members' blogs and leave them some commenting love! :)