Sep 10, 2009

Outsmarting technology...

Ok, so after spending much of the afternoon yesterday trying to get this picture to cooperate and not load sidways, I gave up.


However, this morning I realized the problem has got to be my new fancy, dancy camera so I used my old point and shoot to take this photo and uploaded it to my computer and Voila! Success. Whew!

Well as I said yesterday, there's not a whole lot to explain on this layout... just an assortment of a few "birthday photos" and a fairlyl simply layout.

I again used the Happy B-day Simply Scrappin' Kit to make this layout with a few added extras (like the ribbon and brads). This kit is super for your kids birthday celebrations as it has all the numbers you could need to spell out birthday years... (you can see the "7" in the top right hand corner of my layout... and yesterday I used a "4" for Jeffrey's layout).

Well for being so patient with my computer troubles, today is the day you can score yourself some Stampin' Up goodies!

Both of these "goodies" are retired and I found them in my stash during my big "clean out" -- (I'll show you pictures of that soon -- still working on the little pile of odds and ends that don't have a home!).

The first item in the givewaway is a 6 X 6 patterned paper pack. This was one of the hostess items in the last catalog that never got any love from me! lol!

The second item is Pearl Ex... and you know I'm not sure when Stampin' Up stopped carrying these... but I just realized when I found them that we no longer have them in the catalog... This assortment includes the following colors: Inference Gold, Super Copper, Duo Blue-Green, Duo Red-Blue, Pink Flamingo and Misty Lavender.

Now if you haven't used Pearl Ex before you are in for a special treat... this stuff has amazing potential for creativity. The colors can be mixed together or left separate... it can be applied with a watercolor brush, stipple brush or stamping sponge and works great with pigment inks (think craft ink pads), embossing or VersaMark Inks. It can also be mixed with Lumiere (another former Stampin' Up product) for a cool shimmery effect. Since you can no longer purchase Lumiere either ... and I found a very slightly "loved" bottle in my cabinet, I'll include that too!

All you need to do to win is to post a comment on this blog entry. You can write whatever you like, but as I am on a reading kick right now and just finished my book (My Sister's Keeper-- very good!) I'd love it if you left me a recommended book! I'll draw one name from all the comments and send this little goodie package out to you pronto. (Sorry to my international readers, but I must keep this giveaway to just my U.S. readers).

If you don't get selected for this prize, don't give up hope though. My room was a big, big mess and I think I might have another giveaway 'round here! ;o)

Thanks for stoppin' by!

2 comments:

  1. I know how you feel about organizing your scrap room; we just moved and now I have set-up a whole new room for stamping/scrapping.

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  2. I'm still trying to organize my craft room. There always seems to be something I can't figure out a place to store. Thanks to my sister passing along books, Ive recently finished reading The 19th Wife (about the Mormans) Bring on the Blessings (about a woman who divorces her husband and buys a small town with the proceeds) Julie & Julia and 3 others. If your interested I can pass any or all along to you. Bee

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