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12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
Have a happy and safe one! Thanks for hanging with Linda and I for our 12 Days of December SWAP!!!

Here is what I got Linda! 


12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP day 11

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!
WHOO! HOO! I AM CELEBRATING THE
 17TH ANNIVERSARY OF MY 30TH BIRTHDAY! 
I AM TRULY BLESSED TO BE ALIVE AND IN LOVE WITH LIFE, MY HUSBAND, MY CHILDREN, MY FAMILY & FRIENDS THAT I CONSIDER FAMILY! I APPRECIATE MY EXTENDED SCRAPPY FAMILY AND HOLD YOU ALL NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART!  XOXOXOXOXOXO
HERE IS A GIFT I MADE LINDA FOR TODAY! 


I ALTERED A NOTEPAPER HOLDER WITH PRIMA FLOWERS, PRIMA BLING, 
PRIMA LEAVES, IAMROSES FLOWERS & A BIRD I PURCHASED FOM
 THE DOLLAR STORE


THE PICTURES WERE TAKEN ON MY CELL PHONE AND ARE A LITTLE GRAINY....
BUT YOU CAN GET THE IDEA!

 FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW 
CLOSE UP 
TOP VIEW
INSIDE VIEW


RUCKUS FEELS THAT THIS PROJECT IS A LITTLE BUSY
I TOLD HIM THE NOTEPAPER HOLDER WOULD LOOK
 GREAT ON LINDA'S DESK


WHAT DO YOU THINK?
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE AWESOME BIRTHDAY GIFT THAT LINDA MADE ME! PLEASE STOP BACK TOMORROW TO SEE THE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS WE EXCHANGE!
THANKS FOR TAKING A PEEK!
HAVE AN AWESOME AND SAFE DAY!

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

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DAY 9-ALTERED CANDLE
HOLA EVERYONE! WELCOME TO DAY 9 OF OUR SWAP! I made this candle shortly after we created our list. I was very unhappy with the candle I made for Linda last year and was determined to do a great job this year! That is why when I saw JAMIE DOUGHERTY alter a candle one night on
LIVEWITH PRIMA on USTREAM, I was sooooooooooo excited! I used a different sized candle and ribbon in my stash, but I followed Jamie's tutorial exactly, using all PRIMA PRODUCTS!
Here is how my CANDLE turned out!!!!! I love and I and think Linda will be happy with it too!

LIVE WITH PRIMA USTREAM TUTORIAL with 
JAMIE DOUGHERTY

If for some reason you cannot see the USTREAM vid above CLICK HERE for a direct link 




If you love PRIMA
and will be on the EAST COST in April 2012
  there is an AWESOME EVENT hosted by
YOUR MEMORIES HERE
  that you will not want to miss! 
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LIVE WITH PRIMA EDUCATORS
Cari Fennell and Sharon Laakkonen
will be teaching classes 
at the
CLICK HEREto get all of the SWEET details!



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12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

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DAY 8-STAMPS

HOLA EVERYONE! Today was a very simple swap. STAMPS. Linda and I bought stamps to exchange with each other. I really like this INKADINKADO set. 


CLICK HERE to see the STAMP SET that Linda got for me. Please stop back on DEC. 21st to see the CANDLE I created for Linda! Thanks for taking a peek!  
Have an AWSOME DAY!!!

Place Settings Made for my Scrappy Sister Andrea

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Good morning all!


I wanted to share a project that I completed for my scrappy sister, Andrea. She is hosting a holiday party today for a group of about 20 or more of her fellow sorority sisters: the ZETA PHI BETAs of the DELTA BETA ZETA Chapter of Queens, New York. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is an international organization of business, professional and collegiate women with an extensive history of community service. CLICK HERE for more information about this awesome organization.    


 Andrea asked me to create place settings that her sorors can use after the festivities are over. I found wooden plaques at A.C. Moore for about 30 cents each and went to work. Andrea provided the doves which she purchased and I painted. Though Provocraft has a digital GREEK ALPHABET cartridge available for purchase and use in the CRICUT CRAFT ROOM, I used my Gypsy and welded an "O" and an "I" to create the PHI. I LOVE MY GYPSY!!!! 


 Here are pics of some of the completed placeholders!

OUTSIDE THE BOX!: Aspirations and College Applications!

OUTSIDE THE BOX!: Aspirations and College Applications!: Good afternoon! There is no doubt that I want to attend college. It is a given. My older sister has a degree and is currently working on h...

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

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DAY 7-GIFTS FOR ASHLEY/NOODLES
Ashley, Linda's youngest daughter, looooooooooves
MARILYN MONROE! 
I saw this bag a few months back in a small store in NYC and knew it would be he perfect gift for Noodles to give Ashley! She placed a few MARILYN related goodies in the bag! 




CLICK HERE to stop by Linda's Blog to take a peek at what Ashley's present to Noodles is! Please stop back again on DEC 19th for the exchange of STAMPS!
Have a great day!

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

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DAY 6-ALTERED BOOK
Welcome back EVERYONE! WOW! Linda and I are halfway through our version of the 12 DAYS of December! Altered Book is today's exchange. We initially were going to exchange altered composition notebooks, but we did that last year. So this year we choose to alter ANY book. I stumbled across this bare book in ODD LOT and thought it would be perfect to alter! I used Ranger Color Wash in....you guessed it ...STREAM, Tim Holtz Bird Cage Die, Rust embossing powder, Prima leaves and
 IAMROSES orange flowers with tulle.


Thanks for taking a peek! CLICK HERE to stop by Linda's blog so that you may see the ALTERED BOOK she made for me.Please stop back again on DEC 16th so that you may take a peek at the gifts we our daughters are exchanging! 
Have a great day!  

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

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DAY 5-NOTECARDS


HOLA EVERYONE! Welome back to our 12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP. I had fun making these quick and easy notecards. I used paper scraps and ribbon from my Christmas stash, Nest-abilities Large Scallop and Circle Die cuts, Provo Craft Embossing folder, Prima flowers and CC DESIGNS HOLIDAY DESIGNS RUBBER SAMPS AMY R.  The cards are used as the base are from CLOSE TO MY HEART.


CLICK HERE to stop by Linda's blog so that you can take a peek at the NOTECARDS she made for me. Please stop back again on DEC. 14th to take a peek at the ALTERED BOOKS Linda and I created for each other. 
Have an awesome day!

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

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DAY 4-TO/FROM TAGS
HOLA EVERYONE! Welcome to DAY 4 of our swap. I received die cuts as part of a swap over at YOUR PAPER PANTRY a few months ago and immediately knew that I would use them as ornaments for my TO/FROM TAGS this year! This was a very quick project that I completed at a crop. Here is what I did......

**Adhered patterned paper to the die cuts. **Created the "top" and went over the edges with a gold pen. (Borrowed from scrappy sister Charlotte)   **Adhered gold ribbon with FABRICTAC slightly above the middle of the "ornament" **Adhered small gold ribbon roses (given to me by my scrappy mama Gretchen) with hot glue **Punched a small hole on the top of each "ornament" with a MARTHA STEWART 1/16" hole
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**Stamped "To" and "From" on the back of tags with BLACK STAZON ink
**Sprayed white bakers string, cut at 2" inches each,  with CANDY APPLE Glimmer Mist,
     and let dry.
**Placed string in holes and tied kno…

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Pieces By Aideen: Countdown to christmas day number 8!!!

Pieces By Aideen: Countdown to christmas day number 8!!!: Yay! Its day number 8 of our countdown-Emilys card can be seen HERE and my card is: This girl is the first digi I have bought from some od...

Ooh-la-la Vintage Treasures: 12 Days of Christmas Event: Day 8

Ooh-la-la Vintage Treasures: 12 Days of Christmas Event: Day 8: On the 8th Day of Christmas My Crafty Friends Gave to Me............. A Crafty Gift Idea by Vang : Vintage & Shabby Chic Dove Ornaments ...

OOH LA LA! IT IS LINDA'S BIRTHDAY!!!!

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HOLA EVERYONE!!!! I am excited about this post for a couple of reasons! FIRST>>>It is LINDA's BIRTHDAY and SECONDLY>>>>> it is DAY 7 of the 12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS OOH -LA- LA VINTAGE TREASURES BLOG HOP EVENT!   Thank you Patti and Doreen for including me in such a fun event!

My project is a simple gift using something old and making it new again with a shabby chic flair. A wooden box discovered at a yard sale, a vintage playing card, items in my stash and beautiful products from OOH- LA- LA VINTAGE TREASURES ARTFIRE SHOP turned into an WONDERFUL birthday gift! Give it a try! Simple, quick and elegant.



You can use any box to alter. I found this wooden box at a yard sale for $3! AWESOME find! Using crackle paint,  I painted it blue. I did not paint the inside as it was already padded and I like that! 



Using the bottom left side of the Webster's Pages "Ladies & Gents Framed Beauty" paper that I purchased from OOH LA LA VINTAGE TREASURES, I use…

12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

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DAY 2-CHRISTMAS CARDS
HI EVERYONE!!!!  Today is DAY 2 of our SWAP! I had a great time making these Christmas cards for Linda! Of course, I had to use my "newest favorite" COPIC MARKERS! I bought most of my COPICS from A CHERRY ON TOP!!!!  I purchased the paper "25 Days of Christmas" from  A CHERRY ON TOP as well. The CC DESIGNS STAMPS are  "SANTA EMMA" and "HOLIDAY GREETINGS (AMY R)" that I purchased from SIMON SAYS STAMP.  Be sure to stop on Wednesday to take a peek at Linda's  handmade BIRTHDAY GIFT! Thanks for stopping by! 








12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP

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DAY 1-DEC SMASH BOOK
Hola EVERYONE!!!! Today is DAY 1 of LINDA & PAM's 12 DAYS of DECEMBER! We created December SMASH BOOKS to exchange! I used a board book that I purchased from Big Lots for @ $2.00 to make the book for Linda! I was unsure (and still am) as to what a SMASH BOOK is exactly...but I gave it a try. Linda advised me that a SMASH BOOK is a place to put memorabilia such as ticket stubs, matchbook covers, pics, etc. And if something does not fit...like a flower...you S M A S H it into the book. I therefore assumed that it was not to e a chunky book...just have enough space for all of the little goodies.
While at a recent crop, I borrowed a Christmas Tree stamp from my scrappy sister Charlotte and she informed me that it was a 3-D stamp. I stamped the image twice and cut out several triangles from the 2nd image and used POP DOTS to adhere them to the 1st image. Love how it turned out! 
Tomorrow, I will attach the vid of Linda opening her SMASH BOOK, so that you can ge…

Altered Wooden Box

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Good morning EVERYBODY!!!! Hope all is well! I had an great and relaxing 4 day weekend! Ruckus made an AWESOME Thanksgiving meal...all by himself. He gave me the gift of relaxation. And I thoroughly enjoyed it! I played with my new Kindle Fire, got caught up on American Horror Story and hung out with Courtney & Noodles (William had to work and Bri was in Georgia). I got to scrap a little and complete my items for the 12 DAYS of DECEMBER SWAP with Linda!

Here is a project I completed for Noodles. I purchased a wooden box from the Dollar Tree and altered the heck out of it! I used my Ranger Color Wash in STREAM. Love the color! Used a crackle technique that I saw on Youtube~using ModPodge.  (I also heard my scrappy sister Patricia say she uses a ModPodge crackle technique. She is an awesome artist...check her out when you can>>>>tubeyoumaster1)  Since Noodles is a little fashionista and wants to enter the fashion industry, I decided to use a sewing theme! It all does sta…
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Though I will be taking a scrappy field trip  to the
SCRAPPER's COVE with friends this upcoming Saturday,
I am definitely going to find time this weekend to hop along with Zeni's CALENDAR BLOG HOP! Join in if you can!  
Click HERE to CHECK OUT all of the fun!

Thank You Veterans!

Thank you to all off our veterans ans their families! You are appreciated as we all know that freedom isn't free!

Another Awesome Crop Hosted by Cropper's Delight NYC!!!!

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The MURDER MYSTERY WEEKEND CROP at the Fernwood Resort in the Poconos, Pa. was AWESOME!!!!!!!!! As usual Susie, Meryle, Melissa and DJ Steve made it their number one mission to make sure all of the scrappers were happy! There were games, massages, vendors, classes, raffles, give-aways and more laughter than one human should be allowed!  LOL!!!! 60 happy scrappers left at the end of the weekend!

There were new scrappers and seasoned scrappers. Young and old scrappers. Introverted and extroverted scrappers. There were card-makers and ladies that just stuck to layouts. It was a very diverse group of race, culture and backgrounds. However, no one was made to feel uncomfortable or out of place-EVER!!!! This is the only group that I will ever crop with. EVER! The scrappers attend these great crops are always willing to share their knowledge, advice and even their tools! Yep you heard it-their tools. I have attended crops in the past, before meeting the FAB 4 of Cropper's Delight, and w…

Murder Mystery Crop Weekend!!!

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Woooooooo! Hooooooooooo! I cannot wait for my weekend to begin! I will be attending the Murder Mystery Weekend Crop in the Poconos with the awesome scrappers ofCroppers Delight! There will be lots of give-aways, classes, swaps, games and fun! There is even a certified massage therapist available to energize and revitalize! Here are a few of the cards that I created for the HOLIDAY CARD SWAP that I am participating in~

TABLE SCRAPS "GIVE-IT-AWAY" EPISODE!

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COPIC COLOR!!!!

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If you looooooooove COPICS like I do and want to meet other COPIC lovers and see their awesome creations, pick up tips and tricks and tutorials.....join COPICCOLOR.com! You can also note your current copic collection while creating a wishlist for the COPICS you absolutely need in your life! This is helpful if you have a web-base cellular phone, so that you may view your list when out shopping! Wooo hooooo!

12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS....Linda and Pam Style!

Good afternoon everyone!

Hope you are enjoying your LABOR DAY...whether you are working or playing!

I myself am working...but during a quick break, "What the Heck" Linda and I revamped our 25 DAYS of Christmas List for this year. (Hey...for those who celebrate, it will be here sooner than you think). We now have the 12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS LINDA AND PAM STYLE! We have chosen 12 days in December (including our birthdays) that we will exchange gifts. I know, I know...last year we did 25 days...but life has interrupted our scrapping and we did not want to cancel the entire event, so we added our own twist! Like last year, we will record ourselves opening our gifts while talking to each other on the phone. And the end , as last year, we will also have a drawing for a prize for the viewer that leaves comments on both of our 12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS.....LINDA AND PAM STYLEYoutube vids. If you want to play along using our list or your own...find a partner and join in the fun. Here is th…

Roberts Crafts Give-AWAY!!!!

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Robert's Crafts is having an awesome GIVE-AWAY! 
CLICK below to be directed to their blog  to get all of the details! GOOD LUCK!   ROBERT'S CRAFTS

La La Land Crafts is Celebrating a Birthday with Great BLOG CANDY

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La La Land Crafts is celebrating Marci anhd Luka's Birthday! They turned ONE this year and you can be the lucky winner of this BIRTHDAY BLOG  HOP BLOG CANDY......

Go on over to La La Land Craft's blog CLICK HERE and join in the fun!

Happy LITTLE surprise!

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I was delighted to learn that I was the winner of Geraldine's BLOG CANDY over at LITTLESNIPPETS! Thanks Geraldine! My sweet scrappy sister Aideen Fallon is one of the Design Team members! Check out her blog when you can at Pieces By Aideen! Have a great Tuesday!

STANDARD COPIC CERTIFICATION!!!!!

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I was so excited that I atteneded my STANDARD COPIC CERTIFICATION on 7 August 2011! It was held in NYC and taught by the awesome and talented  Lori Craig and Jenn Balcer. COPICS are my new favorite TOY and I cannot wait apply what I learned!!! I love FLICKING!

Who wants to see EPISODE 10 of "TABLE SCRAPS" ?

Good morning everyone!

Hope all is well! Want to see EPISODE 10 of "TABLE SCRAPS"? Well, help promote our FAN PAGE by "LIKING" us on FACE BOOK and as soon as we hit 200, we will release EPISODE 10!  Thanks for your support!

Click HERE for our TABLE SCRAPS FAN PAGE!

What SCRAPPY product will you be playing with this weekend?

Happy Friday to one and all! Over on theTABLE SCRAPS FACEBOOK FAN PAGEthe question:"What Scrappy product will you be playing with this weekend?"  was posted. I know I am definitely going to be playing with COPIC SKETCH MARKERS at the STANDARD COPIC CERTIFICATION CLASS on Sunday! Click HERE  to be directed to the TABLE SCRAPS  FACEBOOK PAGE and let me know what you will have your hands on! Enjoy your day!

CK CONVENTION EXPERIENCE!!!

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Good morning EVERYONE! HAPPY 1  AUGUST!!!! I had an awesome weekend at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Valley, Forge, PA. However, there were a few issues. The VENDOR FLOOR was HOT! Like, surface of the sun HOT! I was told that 21 of the 25 air conditioners on the floor were out of order! A women passed out from the heat! I didn't get to walk the entire floor as I wanted to because it was toooo darn HOT! This was a loss for myself (I could not spend the little money I had) and the vendors (They couldn't get my money!)

I took 4 AWESOME classes while I was there!


BOXER PALOOZA is a lecture style class, hosted by BOXER SCRAPBOOKS! This class usually sells out so hop on it fast. For an entire hour, Angie, one of the owners, will give you loads of products and tips. The BOXER PALOOZA pin that you receive at the end will entitle you to get a discount at the BOXER BOOTH while at the Convention!





I also took the SIMPLY COPIC SERIES offered by the amazing Nicki and Reenee, the moth…

WOOOOOOO! HOOOOOOOO! Creating Keepsakes Convention Tomorrow!

I am sooooo very excited to attend the Creating Keepsakes Convention tomorrow at Valley Forge! I am driving down with my scrappy sisters (who are sisters) Gretchen and Charlotte! We are going to meet up with other Croppers Delight scrappers and have a goooooooood time! See the post further down titled "Let's Meet" for all the info as to where I will be! Hopefully I will get to meet more of my awesome scrappy family! XOXOXO

Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm: You're Invited...

Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm: You're Invited...: "Hey, everyone! We are SUPER excited to cordially invite you to TGF's THIRD Birthday bash/Blog Hop! Can you BELIEVE the Farm is turning th..."

LET'S MEET!

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I would looove to meet my scrappy family! If you are attending the Creating Keepsakes Convention this weekend in Valley Forge, PA---I would like to meet you. How about meeting at one of my favorites...............  CLEAR AND SIMPLE STAMPS?!? (It is listed as booth 608-but I will let you know if that changes) If you cannot make it then....I will be at attending the following classes:

Boxer Palooza    @11:10am-12:10pm
Simply Copic I    @ 1:50pm-2:50pm
Simply Copic II   @ 3:10pm-4:10pm
Simply Copic III @ 4:30pm-5:30pm CLICK HERE for the CK Convention-Valley Forge-            CLASS AND ACTIVITY LIST I will have my Flip camera so I can record some tidbits for TABLE SCRAPS!

I will be staying over...so if the above times are not good for you...we can work something out!

Email me for my cell# so we can find each other!

Hope to see you soon!

My First Blog AWARD!!!!

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Hi Everyone! I received my 1st BLOG AWARD-from 2 bloggers! However, the 2 scrappers that bestowed this award  on me, may have me confused with someone else. I say this because the blog award is for being..get this... IRRESISTIBLY SWEET!  Who? Me? Really? I know you ladies watch my YouTube vids and Table Scraps Webisodes! I am nowhere near sweet. It takes someone other than a sweet person to marry Ruckus! LMBO! But, if you insist! LOL!!!  Thank you Linda S. and Yvonne M. You know I adore you both!  I accept my blog award and will display it proudly! In order to truly do this I must......

1. Thank the person(s) who gave it to me.
2. Tell 7 things about myself.
3. Pass it on to 8 others!

And away we go........................

THANK YOU!!!
Thank you Linda S. at SCRAPCHICA's STUDIO
Thank you Yvonne M. at SCRAPPING IS BLISS.
You  both ROCK and I am glad that we met and are now srappy sisters! Besos, abrazos y bendiciones!

7 THINGS ABOUT ME!!! 
1. I brush my teeth in the shower!
2. I cannot..…

Home Decor Cricut Cartridge Give Away over on THIS AND THAT!

I have this cart and looove it! I have used it on many projects! Click HERE to go over to THISANDTHAT by Gwen to get all of the info on how to enter to win! Good luck!

VAGABOND GIVEAWAY!!!!!

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Blue MoonScrapbooking is having an AWESOME giveaway: a VAGABOND. Not just any VAGABOND-but one autographed by Tim Holtz! All that know me, know that I ADORE Tim! If I win, I think I will seal it in a glass case so that I can admire something touched by Timmy! Then again maybe not...I have been wanting a VAGABONDfor awhile! Click HEREto find out the several ways you can enter for a chance to win this "FANTABULOUS" prize! Good luck to all!

The Pink Stamper Design Team Call

Happy Friday EVERYONE!!!!! If you loooove your Cricut, than I am sure you have seen one of Robyn's, The Pink Stampers, videos. She ROCKS and is currently have a design team call. Click HERE for all of the info! Have a HAPPY day!

My Craft Channel: Fourth Show Host Reveal: Art. Redefined with Chris...

My Craft Channel: Fourth Show Host Reveal: Art. Redefined with Chris...: "Can you believe we're on day 4 of our 20 Day promotion and so excited at the response. But the first order of business is to announce our th..."

Glitz Design is Introducing "Beautiful Dreamer"

Stop by Glitz Deign and take a peek at the new collection and leave a comment for a chance to win! Good luck!!
http://glitzitnow.blogspot.com/2011/07/introducing-beautiful-dreamer.html

Roberts Crafts Give-AWAY!!!!

Need a SEW EASY in your life? Ido! I do! Go over to Roberts Crafts and enter! Tell em' I sent ya! Good luck!

Whiff of Joy Blog Candy Give-Away

My Craft Channel: Stacy Julian Joins My Craft Channel & Winner Revea...

My Craft Channel: Stacy Julian Joins My Craft Channel & Winner Revea...: "We are so excited to unveil our next host.... But before we tell about her and her new My Craft Channel show we need to announce the Cricut..."

SHIMMERZ ENAMELZ

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I am falling in love with a new product......ENAMELZ! I cannot wait to get my hands on these. "FAKE BAKE" is my fave so far. Hop on over the the SHIMMERZ PAINTS blog and look at the vids on how to use their awesome products~

Roberts Crafts Give-AWAY!!!!

Hello Kitty Greetrings Cricut Cart GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Love the name of this blog: HIDING IN MY CRAFTROOM! Don't we all feel like that sometimes?!? Pop on over there when you can so that you may be entered to win the Hello Kitty Greetings Cart Giveaway!
Here is the link....

HAD A BLAST ON USTREAM!!!!!!

Thanks to everyone who made the very 1st TABLE SCRAPS USTREAM show. Well, it was more of a meet and greet! Dont worry if you didn't make it...we are having a party on Saturday 4 June 2011 at 2pm! So try to join us for USTREAM,  ICECREAM AND CAKE!!!!! There will be more information as the date draws near! We had 2 winners last night......

Kayta won a $25 SCRAPBOOK.com gift certificate!
Check out her blog at http://Kattyxotica.blogspot.com
or her Youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/Kattyxotica when you can and show her some scrappy love.

Natasha won a 3 MONTH MEMBERSHIP to the CRICUT CIRCLE courtesy of Julie at http://www.readysetstamp.com/ THANKS JULIE!!!!

Here is Natasha's info.....
http://www.youtube.com/user/Enastasia?blend=8&ob=5

Table Scraps Giveaway on USTREAM!!!

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"Table Scraps" Episode 9 -Design Teams

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Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn

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