day 12 {a photobook and all the trimmings}

Well, here we are – day 12.  That means that days 13-15 will be spent shipping, so if you have won, keep your eyes open this week!!!  Make sure to go back through each day to see if you have won have not yet contacted me.  There are actually several of you who have not yet claimed your prize!

Now, onto day 12…  a photo book.

I am a huge fan of the cool books you can make with places like snapfish, etc…  I just never am happy with the templates or waiting to get them.  Now, all of that has been solved with Unibind’s PhotoBook Creator!  You can use their software to layout your book, create it yourself in any digital software of your choice, or you can even paper scrapbook like I did and bind it yourself…  the possibilities are endless!  To be honest, I feel like what I made last night was the first of many projects and gifts to come…

The cool thing is that the book covers are blank – a great canvas to start with.  Perfect for adding just about anything.  It is a creative trip from start to finish, cover to cover!

Yes.  I heat embossed on the over.  I took one of our background stamps and covered the 4×6 book cover with it and set the whole thing.  It worked fantastically!  (just don’t get the heat gun too close – it did alter the black cover a bit, making it shiny in spots if I got too close…)

I then punched out a little bird with a Fiskars squeeze punch, grabbed some glimmer mist and added a little fun bit to the cover as well!


What is really cool about this system is that you can mix and match lengths, shapes, and sizes.  As long as it is in the binding when you set it and put it together it will work!  I was able to put in little cards as dividers and play around – it was a lot of fun!  It is also cool because you can use border punches on the ends, etc… for more fun looks.  I really feel like this is about as basic as you can be and cannot wait to play more with the whole thing!

This is another cover I did – this time a horizontal 8 1/2 x 11…  these have a photo window on them, so I had fun with it as well!

I again heat embossed the cover with some Fiskars stamps and also added an entire border made with the Fiskars scalloped squeeze punches.  It was a lot of fun to make!

Now…  prize time… and since it is the last day, let’s make it count!

First, a Unibind PhotoBook Creator – wow!!!  Thank you Unibind!!!!  Then, to go along with it, a variety of Fiskars stamps, border punches, and squeeze punches to help you create amazing covers and pages within!!!!  Total – about $250.00 worth!!!!  Comment on this thread for your chance to win!!!!  NOW CLOSED – Winner has been announced!

Merry Christmas!!!!!!



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day 11 winner

My cute and cuddly random generator (Matt) has been tasked with 1-29…  and he says the winner is… #9

A cordless glue gun? That sounds fantastic!!! Love the GL kits.

Congrats Gretchen!  Email me at and we will get you your goodies!

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day 11 {girl’s loft goodness}

Okay, anyone who reads this blog regularly knows that I am a huge fan of The Girl’s Loft kits.  It is the first kit I have ever done a monthly subscription to before – it is that good!!!  I absolutely love it and when I get the email receipt saying that the next one is coming, I must admit that I stalk my mailbox until it comes.  I call home and ask if it is here yet and when I get home and it is, I rip it open and just fall in love…

This month was no exception.  It was full of lots of buttons, beautiful papers and ribbons, and so much more.  When I got home and it was here yesterday, I had to run downstairs and make something.  The great thing about these kits is that there is enough to do more than one project.  I can usually get 3 out of a kit and still have paper left over!

Last night I did a project that leaves me with 90% of my supplies left…  so more playing today… 

This project uses the great kit, my Fiskars cordless glue gun, some wooden dividers I had left over from another project, and a Target dollar bin find – mini-trees…

Here is what I was able to create…

Needless to say I had a ton of fun playing around last night and can’t wait to play some more today…

Now, however, for the giveaway…

Anyone want to win their own Girl’s Loft kit??  Leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner in the morning!  Good luck and a big THANK YOU to The Girl’s Loft Gals!!!  Oh, and what the heck – anyone think we should add in a Fiskars glue gun?  I do!  So the winner will get a kit and glue gun, too!!!  NOW CLOSED – winner has been announced!


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winner day 10

We have 2 winners for today… are 10 and 2 according to the random generator…

First, the winner of a canvas necklace is

Think I must have missed that Fiskars TV episode…I’ll have to look for it! These pieces are beautiful.

Then the winner of the Memory Charm is…

I so totally love it! Thanks for the chance!

So girls, email me, and I will get to work on your prizes!!!

Happy Saturday!

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day 10 {2 necklaces}

Over the past few months I have gotten more interested in jewelry making again.  I learned a great technique from Claudine Hellmuth at CHA which I did last month for FiskarsTV.  After that, Miss Margie taught me some fun stuff at Spark and now my brain is on fire with what I am starting to call Memory Charm pieces…  If you are going to wear something, why not have it be meaningful or at least something created just for you?

So, today is a twofer – 2 giveaways…  Yippee!!!

One lucky commenter will win a custom canvas charm as inspired by Claudine.  The other lucky winner will win a Memory Charm piece that I will create for them with pictures or memorabilia that they send to me!  So, leave your comments on this thread for your chance to win!  NOW CLOSED – Winners have been announced!!!


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winner day 9

Random number generator picked #6…

Nothing could be better than that esp. with the day I am having!!

Sarah please email me at and I will make sure to get you in touch with Amy for your shirt and I will get you out your scissors!


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day 9 {t-shirts}

Today is another one of those enabling posts…  This time from the wonderful and amazing…  Amy Tangerine!

Amy is having a huge sale today on some of her kids shirts, so we thought it only appropriate to discuss her amazing works of t-shirt art today as well.  Amy travels all over the world teaching people how to scrapbook as well as how to make unique, one-of-a-kind shirts that are absolutely adorable…  Thanks for being here today Amy!

One lucky commenter will win a t-shirt from Amy!  I will also throw in a pair of Fiskars scissors, since Amy uses them when making her creations…  A shirt and scissors – what more could you ask for?!?!?

NOW CLOSED – Winner has been announced!!!


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