Friday, January 28, 2011

Let the Giveaways Begin! (And a Layout Share)

Good morning all!  I've had a productive few days around the house clearing out some outgrown kids' clothes and scheduling the hubby to take our giant paper weight at the electronics recycling drop-off.  And my scrap room looks fabulous again!  (Next on my agenda: going through my own clothes and cleaning out the pantry!)

So, for those of us stuck at home and unable to attend CHA, I thought I'd have some giveaways to make us happy.  Be sure to check back daily through Monday for a new prize every day!  I assembled a fun little assortment of goodies for the first prize.

I'm including a D-sized stamp set from Close To My Heart (Amore), 3 bird silhouette stickers from Heidi Swapp, about 2 yards of "Be Mine" ribbon from American Crafts, a set of 3 ribbon slides from CTMH, and a mini album from CTMH.  Rules for entry are easy and as follows:
  • You must be a follower
  • Just leave a comment to enter (limit one entry per person, and make sure I have a way to contact you) 
  • Entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, January 31
OK, on to the layout I wanted to share.  Now that I have a clean scraproom again, I was able to finish a cute layout yesterday afternoon. I have to admit, I started this layout a couple of weeks ago.  Something about it just didn't feel right the way it was, so yesterday afternoon, I wound up peeling a bunch of circles off of my layout and replacing them with different colored circles.  I like the way it looks now MUCH better.

If you think there's something missing you're right.  I have no journaling, other than a date, on this layout.  It is my opinion that some pictures just don't require words - I think these are pretty self-explanatory, lol.  Also, a quick tip on the big butterfly - to get the multiple colors in one step, just ink up your stamp with the lighter color then "roll" the edges of the stamp through the darker stamp pad.  Easy peasy! 

I have to say, I'm really loving this Wings kit!  And for some reason, it just felt right to use butterflies with pictures of bubbles... it's probably just me...  OK, supplies used for this layout are as follows (all supplies are from Close To My Heart unless otherwise specified):
  • "Magic" pattern book (Juggling Act, pg 110)
  • Wings Paper Pack (See below to read how to save on several new products when you buy the Wings Workshop Kit.)
  • Bohemian Alphabet stamp set (title)
  • Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Sweet Leaf, Juniper, Vineyard Berry, Black, and Twilight
  • Save the Date stamp set (date in circle)
  • Just Be You stamp set ("spirograph" looking thing in Sweet Leaf circles)
  • Find Your Style, January stamp of the month set (butterfly)
  • Opaques Pearl Adhesive Gems
  • Sparkles Blue & Green Assortment
  • Foam Adhesive Tape
  • Cricut cartridges - Opposites Attract for title and George and Basic Shapes for the circles
  • I-Top brad maker from Imaginisce
A quick reminder - you have only a few more days to take advantage of the January preview specials (ends 1/31).  Here's the gist: purchase the Wings Workshop Kit at a discounted price of $29.95, and get great discounts on several stamp sets.  Plus, get your stamp of the month set free with a smaller than usual purchase this month.  You can view the complete brochure here for all the details.  If you any questions, just drop me a line through my website & I'll get back to you ASAP!

Don't forget to enter for today's prize, and check back for additional giveaways in daily posts through Monday!


  1. I have never been to an CHA! It is on my bucket list. But this is Great of you to do. Love the Layout. Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.
    pattig161 at yahoo dot com

  2. We will enjoy CHA vicariously through your GENEROUS giveaways! I am already a follower - love your blog! And that layout is fabulous - LOVE the circles - gives the pages such a whimsy feel! Great job!

  3. New follower here. Love your blog and the layout is beautiful. I've only been scrapping since December so being invited to CHA was not even in my sights. lol Thanks for the opportunity to win. Have a great day.


  4. I have the CHA grumpies because I've never been to one either. I do have some projects on display there and I really wish I would get a chance to see them along with everything else!

    Thanks for the chance to win and yep, I'm a new follower. I'm looking forward to perusing your blog more this weekend as time allows.

  5. Hey Lori --Lisa from Frugal here. I'm obviously not at CHA either. It's called lack of money. I am so enjoying the stuff I picked up from Close to Heart. I think I might just have to run over and check out the wings setup. Great layout. Have an awesome day.

  6. What an AWESOME layout....I love all your detail and the colors of dots are perfect!!!!! You have very very awesome blog candy as well!!!!

  7. Enjoy CHA, I was there one time, it was an event to remember, loved everything about it, well maybe my legs were tired when I was done, but still it was great to see all the new stuff coming out. Great layout, thanx for sharing. I am a follower too.


  8. Lovely layout, Lori! I love it when the Juniper in this paper pack is pulled out - gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at H2H this week :o)

  9. I love that layout. You have such great ideas inspiring me to turn to LOs and ignore cards for awhile. :)

  10. Enjoy CHA your layout is great TFS
    poochietoo at gmail dot com

  11. This is a totally great spread that you've done! I love the sea colors, but that is what I always tend to turn to...blues!

  12. Love your ideas! Your tips really help me alot as I am so new to this. Your layouts are so inspiring too.Thank You!I am a follower.

  13. Lori,
    I love your layout for the bubbles, I have a ton of pictures of my children with bubbles that I need to get to. The butterfly is beautiful, I have to try that, thanks for the tip. Thanks for sharing.

    dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

  14. I just love seeing scrapbook layouts! Thanks so much for sharing! BTW...I'm a follower.

    lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

  15. What a great way to share the stamp of the month! Have a wonderful time at CHA! And thanks for sharing with us at H2H!!!

  16. Nice LO. I don't do journal on all mine either. You're right, some just don't need it.
    I'm a follower and wish I was at CHA but had surgery this morning so....have fun for me too!
    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

  17. Great LO! I wish I could go to CHA! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

  18. Probably just as well i dont go to CHA ,id want to buy everything lol.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. i really like your layout. i am a new follower and going to CHA would be a really dangerous trip for me. I have just started looking at stamping and the different techniques involved with coloring. I love to color! I really hope your de-clutter job is a success.

  20. I really like the layout of the page on the left. Circles are my favorite shapes for stamping. It will inspire my next layout.

  21. I like how you did the circles w/the different colors. And this is really a nice layout. I wish I had the knack like you do. I don't know where to begin usually and that's why I love your've got great ideas! teelayoung at hotmail dot com

  22. Beautiful lay out and I love the Butterfly!!!

    Kathy Billings

  23. I really like your layout. Thank you for

  24. I agree about the jounraling. I don't but some on some pages because I think the pictures are self explanatory. Great minds think alike! I love the adore stamp! It's awesome. Thanks for the chance to win! live4scrappin at hotmail dot com

  25. Cute layout. Hope you enjoy CHA! Thanks for sharing and such a great giveaway.

    mjbaker at earthlink dot net

  26. Hi! LOVE the layout! I'm a follower too...and love getting your posts. Psyched to get the news from CHA. Thank you so much for your generosity!
    Have a great weekend!
    Sue Brailey
    wahini97 at yahoo dot com

  27. Great layout, Hope you find lots of great ideas and gagits at CHA.

  28. I love the soft colors of your LO, thanks so much for sharing.

  29. Very sweet layout! Thanks for sharing it with us at H2H this week! *Ü*

  30. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I do wish I could attend CHA, but I'll be looking forward to hearing all about it through your blog (and others). Yep, I am a new follower and looking forward to seeing what you have coming up.

  31. You're right... no words necessary! They look like they're having a blast! Sweet layout and giveaway!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com


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