Friday, April 29, 2011

A Moment for Mommy - Scrappy Gifts Giveaway

I'm excited to be participating in A Moment for Mommy Giveaways! Especially now that I'm a mom of 2 wonderful kids!

Mommy's Idea

I just had my 2nd baby, a beautiful girl on April 19th! I love having my son and now a daugther. So much fun!

You can read more about my Mommy Moments on my Mommy Mondays at my Crafty Mommy Diva blog. Or I'd love to have guest bloggers share their Mommy Moments too!

I'm grateful to be able to celebrate Mother's Day with 2 beautiful children. I'm grateful for my mother and my mother-in-law for their love and teachings. I'm grateful to many women in my life who have been there for me, giving me a mother's love especially since I live so far away from my mother and mother-in-law.

To celebrate all the wonderful women, I'm giving away a $20 certificate to my site and then two $10 certificates!!!! So in total 3 winners!!! Production time is 3 weeks in May since I have a new baby.

Here are just some of the products I offer...

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Giveaway ends Sunday, May 1st at 11:59 MST. OPEN TO US AND CANADA

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Guest Post - Using a Scrapbook to Party Plan

Planning Your Party Using A Scrap Book

Scrap books are not only a really fun way to document memories and projects; they can also be really useful tools for planning anything from a wedding through to a party. So how do you go about using a scrap book to plan something? The idea behind this is to use a scrap book to collate potential ideas and themes from anything that catches your attention. From that you should have a pretty good batch of initial ideas which you can then develop further.

Read Some Magazines

One of the first steps towards creating your scrap book is to start looking for things that grab you eye. A great place to start is with magazines as they are often full of images and the latest trends. Flicking through a printed magazine is also much more inspiring than just looking online; I’m not sure about you but I still like to read something physical. If you’re planning a party then there are loads of potential magazines to look at, and don’t feel like to have to stick to party based publications. The wider your scope the more ideas you’ll find.

Get Online

Of course, the internet is the perfect place to find inspiration. I would suggest starting with some simple Google searches and taking a look through the image results to see what comes up. As an example, I typed ‘wacky cakes’ into Google and it came up with thousands of really interesting cake designs. Just type in whatever you’re looking for preceded by something like ‘crazy’, fun’, ‘silly’ and you’re sure to find some amusing ideas.

Look Elsewhere For Inspiration

Don’t just try to look for things in the usual places, ideas can come from anywhere. Try and keep your eyes peeled for anything that could spark an interesting thought. Often when walking round town I’ll see something that gives me an idea which can then be added to the scrap book. Or how about when you wake up in the middle of the night with the best idea in the world? Quickly jot it down and see if it’s any good in the morning!

The Result

The end result should be a collection of ideas from the realistic to the downright crazy. When you have a full variety of ideas in front of you, it’s much easier to plan something individual and unique. Next time you’re stuck for party ideas, have a go at creating a scrap book and see what happens. If nothing else, it’s great fun for everyone!

This post was written by Pink Heaven, a one stop shop for partyware and gifts for girls.

Thanks so much for this clever idea! I think this would be really useful for wedding planning - totally reminds me of the movie, The Wedding Planner. I know some people do this too when planning their dream homes. So much fun! Plus I think this would be really great to do with a child for his/her birthday party. Then add to the scrapbook with the actual party.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sweet Blog Friend

My very sweet and extremely talented blog friend, Katie from Katie's Nesting Spot sent me my prize for winning a giveaway on her site as well as making some extra cute things for my baby girl.

Here's my giveaway prize-again picture from Katie since I can't seem to find the one I took:

I had my son open up everything because he loves presents, but doesn't really care about what's inside. I can't wait to fill up the books with pictures (and my son loves looking at scrapbooks and mini photo books too) and use all the other cute stuff she sent me!

I stole some better pictures from Katie too! Click on the links to see more pictures on her site.

There's secret pocket at the top with extra pages that come out. So cool!
I love the colors and how she made it more personalized using the baby's name and initials on different parts.

I love all the little embellishments she used on this one to make each page super cute especially all the word stickers.

Isn't Katie, A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!? I'm always in awe of her work and all the details she puts into each piece. Check out her site for tutorials, crafts, kids' stuff and more!
It was extremely fabulous to have something made just for me. Friends tend to get initimidated to make me things because I'm always making them things. I'm not picky; I love handmade items for their thoughtfulness and work put into them.
I love having blog friends - I feel I have grown close to many of them and feel like they just live down the street. It's so fun!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Favorites #53

Happy April Fool's Day! Any fun pranks?

Thank you for everyone linking up. I love looking at everyone's ideas and creativity. Here are this week's Friday Favorites. Can't wait to see what you have for tomorrow's Scrappy Saturday!

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I'm a sucker for butterflies. Love the different fonts she used for this sign too

Beautiful way to show someone how much you care - love the gorgeous sunflowers.

Love the colors and font she used for her sign.

Traveling Journal/Scrapbook at That's My Story
Such a fun, creative idea that would make a road trip more bearable. What a great keepsake.

Love the orange in this!

Gorgeous card - love the colors and the big flower

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