Friday, September 30, 2011

Giveaway Winner!

Sorry this took me a while to announce.... The giveaway winner for the Ultimate Baker's Twine Sampler is:
---Kim Dial---
Congratulations Kim!
Enjoy the twine!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My very first Giveaway!

How would you like to win the ultimate bakers twine sampler pack?

Well, I have decided to give away to one to a very lucky reader! 
Don't get me wrong, when I say ultimate sampler, I mean ULTIMATE sampler.

You will receive 900 FEET of adorable goodness. That's 12 colors=300 yards. 
You will not need bakers twine for a very looonngggg timeeeee!

This baker’s twine appears so delicate, but is So strong….creating a perfect blend.
You will love the sweet cheerfulness it brings to anything it adorns.
It can be used in so many ways and it will always bring a smile to your face.
Wrap it around baked goods, paper goods, gifts, and/or the vase on your desk.
Use it on ornaments, gift tags, card making, packaging, crafting, scrapbooking, etc... Join the crave!

************You'll receive 25 yards of each of these colors:*******
 -Lime Green/White (4 ply) 
-Red/White (4 ply)
 -Baby Blue/White (4 ply)
 -Black/White (4 ply) 
-Brown (Mahogany)/White (4 ply)
 -Blue/White (3 ply)
 -Forest Green/White (3 ply) 
-Brown (dark)/White (3 ply)
-Pink/White (4 Ply)
-Yellow/White (4 Ply)
-Orange/White (4 Ply)
-White (Natural) (8 Ply)

See below for instructions on how to enter the giveaway: 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Bakers Twine Colors

I'm not sure if you have noticed, but now I do not have only 9 colors but 12! Yes!! 12 different baker's twine colors. I still have to add the colors to some of my twine samplers, but meanwhile you can buy these colors in bundles of 25 yards. The new colors are Pink, Yellow, and Orange. What do you think? do you like them as much as I do?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Recycled Cardboard Paper Organizer

Hi everyone. As I mentioned before, growing up I didn't have much money so I was "forced" (not really.. i actually loved it) to be creative with the things I did have available.  I always had books and papers laying around but not enough storage for them. My grandma showed me how to do these recycled paper organizers!  She had tons of them full of her crochet and plastic canvas books. I did this one using the box in a long way but you can use it in horizontally and fit 12x12 scrapbook paper (depending on how big is the box you choose).

For this you are going to need:

  • Cereal box (or any box, depending on the purpose of your storage)
  • Masking tape (or any tape with any color design, or scrapbook paper, or stickers, ...anything would work)
  • Washi tape (*optional)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Imagination
  1. Use a pencil and a ruler to mark a line. Whatever many inches you want from the bottom. (I did 7 from the top because it was a big box;  I also marked the box about 3 inches from the side in order to have a flat part at the top instead of a complete diagonal opening, but you do not have to do this).
  2. Use scissors to cut away the top section of the box (the part you previously marked). 
  3. Cover the box in pretty tape, paper, stickers, paint or anything you have laying around in your scraps stach.  
  4. Start using it!
Isn't it cute? The tape I used did not quite cover the design of the box, but since i was going to have this box laying against other storage containers, I didn't mind. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

More to Bakers Twine, than baking and scrapbooking...

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Today I got something super cute and unique in the mail, and I could not go to bed with out first writing a quick post about it. I'm so excited!! You know how much I love bakers twine. Well, now I get to wear it too - and I think that's super cool! Don't you love these earrings and bracelet?!

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My new acquisition was handmade by the fellow scientist and Etsy artisan Rachel from AeroGirlDesigns. She's an aerospace engineer and physicist... Can you believe that? A real Rocket Scientist!!  As you can see, people with higher education have a creative side as well... and I think she is great at it.  What are you waiting for? Check out her shop....(Thanks Rachel!)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Got some free time?

Love In BloomIf you like emotional romance readings, Love in Bloom is the book for you. And the best part about it is that it is FREE through (So nothing to loose). I warn you, it will be very difficult to put down [or off in this case, since it is a kindle download]. (I read it in one night and didn't go to sleep until 5am or so..I'm crazy uh?! I hadnt read a book cover to cover in a very long time). Night time is the only time i have to do reading (or study).  (Warning: There are some explicit sexual scenes)

From the Author:
Love In Bloom is a book close to my heart. The hero's struggle after a climbing accident to find a new purpose in life is universal to anyone who has known hardship. But his new path has caused friction between him and his father. Our adult decisions often do that. When the heroine, Paige meets Clay she realizes he has chosen his path with dignity and strength. A doctor who has helped the most helpless in third world countries, Paige must struggle with her career path. Should she go back to that work or remain a small town doctor? These two people are admirable and I hope you enjoy reading about them. 

Lonely MillionaireLove in Bloom was so good that 2 days later I decided to download another free book, The Lonely Millionaire. I read this one in a night as well. Pretty good reading. Somewhat similar love story (romance) but a cleaner version compared to the one above. 

Book Premise:
Dear Mr. Lonely....Mandy Clayton never answered personal ads, but this was one she couldn't resist and now she was falling for a guy she'd never met. Adam Gray was not interested in a mail-order romance, but he was willing to write some love letters for his friend. Then he had to go "check out" the bride to be. Off he went on an undercover job at Mandy's Bed and Breakfast in a small California beach town. Adam was a good guy who always played by the rules, but one look at Mandy and he couldn't help it - he wanted her for himself! He wasn't there to romance his best friend's fiancee. He knew that. It would be wrong... He knew that too.

Do not get mislead by the fact that these are free... These are SUPERB summer readings.  Almost as relaxing as doing crafts... and that's why I decided to share. :) Enjoy!

PS. These were 2 nights of no sleep, but hey!...I haven't sleep good since my daughter was born, so what is a few days more of complete insomnia. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Giveaway Opportunity!!!

Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I was feature (for a giveaway) in Melanie's Modern Typography blog. For an opportunity to enter this giveaway ($15 certificate) and/or to take advantage of 10% off your entire purchase, please visit Modern Typography and follow the rules of participation. While at it, make sure to check out her etsy store Modern Typography!
Thank you Melanie!