Saturday, November 19, 2011

Rita Has a Challenge and a GIVEAWAY! & Winners Announced for blog hop and ebook

I want to share a wonderful idea and GIVEAWAY with you.

And since it is so close to Thanksgiving it is just the most perfect thing!

Rita at Let's Embellish is putting out a cool challenge to you and then she will have a giveaway of a $30 gift card to Target or your favorite scrapbook store at the end if you are chosen as the winner.

Her wonderful idea is to keep a running list on the sidebar of your blog for 30 days of the things you are thankful for in your life. You are allowed to "cheat" and get caught up since you are already 19 days behind!! LOL The challenge will end on the 30th of November. You need to go to her blog and read more about it here. Don't you just love the layout she made from her last years list??!! Gorgeous!!

I am going to do it and I am going to have my kids do it too. I just think this is a really good way to have them focus on the positive things in their lives. (and me on mine!) Thanks Rita for the great idea!!

I also want to share a Christmas card I made yesterday. Just for fun. I think it is sweet. I used some papers from Recollections -Warm Wishes paper pad that I just got at Micheal's for 40% off. I mostly just used the papers from the pad to make my embellies and the only other thing I used was some Stickles (because...hello it's me!! lol) and the sentiment sticker. It is from a sticker pad from The Paper Studio. And it doesn't stick at all...I had to glue it down...cute but not well made.

I'm really in the holiday spirit and am even threatening to decorate for Christmas tomorrow!! ha I know, I know...I'm a total early bird Christmas decorations Freak!!! LOL I'm going to be too busy after Thanksgiving to do it so this weekend works best for me. AND other people in my neighborhood have already started decorating their homes so I don't feel too freakish!! LOL

I'm also in a scrapping mood and I am working on some Christmas trees right now to decorate one of my fireplace mantels. I saw a photo on the cover of Paper Creations Magazine and almost immediately got to work cutting 1/2 inch by 4 inch strips of paper! LOL I am making 3 in graduating sizes from Styrofoam cones and My Minds Eye Signature Christmas paper. I will give you a little It is a little slow going but I think they will turn out nice. I will hopefully get them done today and maybe show them to you tomorrow.

We have been cleaning around our house today. Not sure what is motivating us but it sure has been a busy morning.

My dog, Sophie is still doing well. Thanks for all the well wishes! She is old so she mostly just sleeps but she has been eating and keeping it in her belly so that is a great thing!! She has been a blessing in my life. She is definitely going on my "thankful" list!! She how awesome this Challenge of Rita's is?? It is already making me think in positives!!!!! Go join in too. Or don't ....better odds for me to win!!!! LOL (jk) Her blog is great and she is so talented you will love visiting even if you don't join in the challenge.

And FINALLY the announcement of my winners for the 3 prizes on the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Candy Giveaway.

1st place is #5 Trisha

2nd place is #9 Nikki

3rd place is #3 Kelly Massman

Congratulations to the the winners. Please email me your full name and email address by November 25th or you will forfeit your prize.

And the last announcement is for the RAK I am giving to a random winner chosen from the Sketches4all Gingerbread Land Blog Hop.

The number drawn was #22 Jessica. Congratulations Jessica. I need you to email me your full name and address by November 25th or you will forfeit your prize.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Enjoy the rest of your day!!


  1. P.S. your card is cute and can't wait to see the finished tree!

  2. Hey girl! Great X-mas card! I love the idea of a thankful list! I think I will write it on my calender for next year and do it 30 days before thanksgiving.
    I didn't have as much time to craft as I wanted. You know when you wipe one little corner and then realize hmmm now I have to keep going.. well that is what happened to me when I wiped a little spot on the baseboard! I just had to keep going, when I made my way to the girl's closets I figured well since I'm down here let me make them go thru the shoes, organize under the bed etc etc then I was so motivated about cleaning out I ended up cleaning out my dresser and pitched 2 large garbage bags full of old clothes! Wow! I am beat my back hurts and I have piles of crap every where! And now it is almost 11, and I am too tired to craft! LOL! Hope you have a great Sunday!

  3. Pretty card Stacy!! Love all the glitter!!
    Congrats to the winners!!
    I'm doing the challenge for Rita at ScrapGal but I didnt add it to my blog.
    I love her challenge too!!
    Have fun decorating!!

  4. Darn I missed one of your great giveaways... thats what I get for not visiting more often! Stopping by to wish you a happy Thanksgiving, enjoy your family!
    Crafty Hugs,

  5. Hello - Me again! I just saw the styrofoam Christmas tree idea in this post. It is similar to the post I put up today (which is also the one where I mentioned your give-away with a link back here to your blog). You can see my take on the trees at this post. Here is the link so you can view them and see where I mentioned you and your lovely blog.