Tuesday, April 20, 2010

New Cards and a Giveaway

With the giveaway last week I did not post any new cards so you are getting them all at once! There are a lot of babies being born right now so I had a request for a baby card. I used the new Pitter Patter line from Making Memories.
The next card I used my new stamp from Stampin' Up which says, "May your layers be many and your frosting thick." I just love that line.
And of course, last but not least, is another chocolate card (can you tell I love chocolate-dark). I used my Cricut with my new Sweettreats cartridge which I am using a ton right now and really like it. Didn't the slice of cake turn out cute? The paper is from the ki line. I love the bright colors. Really fun!

I donated a baby card kit to the blog Kangaroo Moms.com for a giveaway. She only has it on until Wednesday (tomorrow), sorry I didn't get the info. on sooner. I have been scrambling to get ready for the big scrapbook retreat this weekend. It will be so fun - I can hardly wait. We have so many fun things planned including a big auction at the end of the weekend for bigger prizes. We made play money and everything - I'm eager to see how it goes, maybe it will become a regular event at our scrapbooking retreats.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Giveaway Winner!!!

It is exactly 12:02 am (yes, I'm still up) and the winner was just picked randomly by my husband. He picked a number and I counted down and the winner is................Kimberly from Sacramento.
Yeah!!! Thank you so much to all of you for making a comment and after I'm back from my scrapbook retreat I will have another giveaway - not sure yet what it will be but I'm sure it will be good. Just to let you all know - you had a 1 in 15 chance of winning. Pretty good odds so keep in eye out for the next giveaway. Thanks!

Friday, April 9, 2010


Well, as I was busy making a card the other day I was thinking about how much I LOVE my edge punchers and if I love them so much I should give my current favorite one away. Off to the store I went and pulled one of the last ones off of the shelf at Heartland and purchased it to give to some lucky person! The punch is a Martha Stewart brand and is a fun butterfly punch where every other butterfly has pop up wings. I love it and it is perfect for spring which I need to appear here in Utah. (It snowed really good on Monday -boo hoo) Here is the deal, press the Home button at the top of my blog and choose your favorite card and then come back to my blog and comment on your favorite card. If you want additional chances, tell about the giveaway on your blog and send me a link through the comment area (then I get to see all of your fun blogs) and also everyone who is a follower on my blog gets an additional chance. Yeah - I am so excited, I will have to figure out my next favorite item for another giveaway. The winner will be announced next Friday, Apr. 16. Good luck my friends!
On to another item - I just made my first you tube video for my makeathomecards.com site. My husband (who was the cameraman with his Iphone) kept wanting to make it fancy and I kept saying no - I'm a real person with faults and weaknesses. (Yes, I'm heavier than I've ever been) It was exciting and frightening all at the same time. I'm sure my sisters and good friends will get a good laugh - which we all need! I have to admit, I was shocked by how old my hands looked! Better start using all that lotion I have around.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Scrapbook Page for our great retreat!

This is a fun page layout I did for our scrapbook retreat coming up April 22. I haven't scrapbooked any pages for awhile since I have been busy doing cards and classes, but I enjoyed putting this layout together. I like to leave a lot of room for pictures and made sure that the pictures will be the centerpiece of this page. I am really looking forward to our retreat - we have a lot of fun things planned and the food and treats will be just delish! (Is that a word?) Our retreat is just a couple weeks away and we are scrambling around trying to get ready. This will be the last kit that we post at Patreskapapers.blogspot.com for out guests to purchase.

New Cards

What a nice relaxing Easter weekend. Today I feel like I am off and running! Here are 2 new cards that I made for the store this last week. The birthday candles are a die cut that I have used before - I forgot how much time it takes to cut and piece the candles together for 40 kits!!! I guess I'll never learn. Anyway, I found this cute stamp and couldn't resist making a card for the dog lovers out there.