Saturday, December 18, 2010

Happy Saturday

Hello my wonderful blog readers! It's a beautiful, but really cold day here in Maryland this morning, my office is freezing so I have a portable heater blowing on me to keep me warm today. I am hoping to craft some with my girls, we have so many wonderful holidays crafts that never seem to get completed, today seems like the perfect day. Have had a rough end to this week, having had a major issue with a family member that has truly just hurt my family beyond measure and the only way to get through is just to move on, measure my own blessings and tell myself that there are just people in this world to feel pity for because they are so filled with misery that hurting others becomes their only way to deal with themselves.
 I though--- am sooo blessed with my beautiful family, warm home, friends and family, and a gift to create amazing things to share with crafters all around the world. How could I need anything more?

today I want to share this any season card,  made with scraps of American Crafts, some of my gorgeous green seam binding. ( many colors for sale in my etsy shop- link on top right of page!)  some MyStampBox stamped butterflies from the Colorful Companions and an Amer. Crafts sticker for the greeting. I also managed to detail the bflies with those soft lime pearls and a teal button with twine.  Simple card really, but so pretty!

LilyGirl- last week you asked me how I store my scraps...for most of my scraps I have a 12x12 storage box for cardstock and one for patterned paper. What I try to do is create with my scraps right away. I only keep scraps if they are 4x6 or larger, mostly. And I love mixing papers, so occasionally when I have a day to just play, I will get out my scraps box and try different patterns together. Also remember- with working for several manufacturers, I often just keep my scraps of their papers in my supply boxes and then just work from that.  If you are super conscientious you could keep a super small scraps bag, and donate them to your art teachers at schools, the kids love to play with colorful scraps.


Now, on to my giveaways....

winners from last weeks' Echo Park Merry Christmas paper packs are...

ScrappyMama said...Love your card! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway...I'm already a follower but I didn't see any other rules to follow so I hope I'm qualified.

and

Blogger BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...I'm already a follower I post your blog candy on my right sidebar hope this help you get to 500 before the year ends.
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor

congratulations winners!!! please contact me at ibescrapinkris ( at ) comcast ( dot ) net with your shipping addy's and I will get them out to you.


For a quick last minute giveway- since next week is CHRISTMAS!!
I have a pack of Echo Park's Everybody Loves Christmas...




Just a single giveaway this week, and just to let you know, I have had several blog candy winners who didn't contact me over the last few weeks, which although I'm sure their lives are hectic as is everyone's at this time of year, I don't feel it's fair for all my blog readers to continue holding these prizes to the side for. So at this time, aside from today's winners, all those prizes are back on my giveaway list. Looks like I will continue to be able to give away goodies for several more weeks!

to enter to win this collection, please leave me a comment, be a US or Canadian shipping address and if you would please, add yourself as a follower to my blog. Please remember that only some of these items have been sponsored by the manufacturers and I am soley responsible for shipping costs.

thanks sooo much for dropping in today! I hope your holiday season is merry and bright!!
kris

18 comments:

teestwins said...

I love it as usual! I love all of your work. You inspire me!

Abi said...

What a great prize package! Thanks for sharing.
I'm sorry you haven't been getting the responses from other winners.
but not sorry that it means more giveaways for the rest of us :)
havenera at gmail dot com

Nitasha said...

Cuteness! Thank you so much for offering these amazing giveaways, but even more thank you for taking your time to share your projects and share inspiration with us. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Mimi said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! Have a fabulous weekend!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is another gorgeous card love it!!! I am already a proud follower!!!

JennyKozar said...

Just beautiful... thank you for sharing your positive attitude and craft goodness with us all.

Tonya said...

Wonderful card! Sounds like you are blessed with a good head on your shoulders and see the good that is around you. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

onescraphappymomma said...

Thanks for the chance to win...again! Love all your work!

Denise said...

Love that Echo Park collection! So festive and cheery! Thanks for the chance to win... I am a follower already! Love checking in on your blog.
DeniseB

CraftyGirl said...

Yummy papers! Thanks for a chance to win!
Barb :)

Jess said...

Beautiful card! Enjoy the day crafting with your girls and thanks for the chance to win!

Kristie Maynard said...

Sorry you are dealing with some tough things right now! Hang in there and they will probably get better, just concentrate on the positives in your life and it sounds like you have a bunch of those.
Thanks for the chance at the give away!

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for letting me win this wonderful christmas paper
MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours.
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
I e-mailed you with my address

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE the butterflies and the crinkle ribbon on your lovely card!
Thanks for a chance at the giveaways!

Jessica said...

Love that christmas line :) Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

smahrty said...

That ruffely bow under the butterflies is so cute! I love echo park too!

Kathy Martin said...

Pretty! :)

lowen said...

love Echo Park papers... thanks for a chance to win some!