Saturday, December 22, 2012

NEWS Freebie - Angelea

Happy Holidays!!  Sometimes ya'll need to give me a little kick in the rear and remind me to keep these great freebies and blog candies up - seriously, if you're getting board then you can drop me a few hints.  He he he.  Anyway, I thought while the holiday seasons are right at their peeks that I would offer a freebie!!  But before we get to that, let me announce the winners of the last blog candy...

The two winners of the cutting diecuts are...

"Such a great candy offer! Thanks so much for a chance to win them."

"What a great offer. Love the candy. Thanks for this chance to win."

Congratulations!!  Each of you will get a random assortment of the small diecuts pictured in the last NEWS badge - six each!!  Just email me your mailing address and I'll get them shipped out this week.  :D

Now onto the next NEWS... a Holiday Freebie!!  This one will be up and available until the Christmas Night (10:00pm Central US Time) and you'll get instant gratification by clicking on the link below and downloading it!  Don't forget to add your projects to the latest Little Miss Muffet Challenge and show off your work!

Here's the regular details and how to participate in this blog candy.  As a huge thank you to my Followers, I'm going to regularly post freebies, blog candies and give-aways right here on this blog!!  I don't know exactly when the next NEWS will be posted so your time limit will be variable and between posts.  For example, on this offer here, you will have until I randomly post the next offer.  So what do you have to do to take advantage of these offers??  All you have to do is ...

Note: This offer has expired.  
You can click HERE to see the most recent News.
1. Be a Follower of this blog 
2. Leave a comment below
3. Click HERE and download the ZIP file
(ZIP file includes both JPG and PNG versions)

If you would like to post the NEWS Badge on your sidebar then that is optional, however, it is a great tool to be notified of the next freebie.  Sounds impossible?  Na, it's simple and similar to the way I do the Little Miss Muffet NEWS Badge which has worked great!  (P.S. There's freebie opportunities over there too so be sure to add that badge while you're at it.)  Here is the code and details on this badge...

NOTE: This is important ... make sure you use the code above when grabbing the blinkie as it's the only way it will be will update automatically. Once it's on your blog, the blinkie will change when I post another offer and you'll get to see the latest news right from your sidebar!  It's a great way to get alerted whenever there is another freebie, blog candy or giveaway posted!!  :D

For freebies, I'll email out the image in a couple days and it will be in a PNG format.  For blog candies and give-aways, winners will be randomly selected and announced in the next NEWS post.  Then you can send me your mailing address and I'll ship out your goodies as soon as possible.

I think that about sums it up and thank you for stopping by!  *Hugs

Lisa Snowman

Here's one of the last tags I created for the snowball-in-a-bucket gifts that I made.  I tied them on the felt basket with the large jingle bells and lots more ribbon.  They look very festive!  :D 

The image is from Make it Craft although because the store is closed at the moment, I don't know what the name of it is.  (Update: Lisa Snowman) So for now we'll say Girl with Snowman.  He he he.  She goes along the same line as the other girls with snowballs that were previously posted and just as much fun to color.  Just look at all that fresh snow she made the snowman with - wow, that must be at least a foot deep!  I can dream, right?!

I also managed to use the rest of my paper in this paper pad which always feels nice.  If I didn't have so much holiday paper then I'd use it as an excuse to go shopping at the craft store today!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bandit Boy Gavin in Winter

Are you ready for some winter snowball fun?  I remember romping around the neighborhood with all my school buddies making snow-forts and having hour long snowball fight!  There would be times my brothers and I would spend the whole day in our front yard building up a fortified snow wall and stocking up the inside with snowballs - of course, we'd get creative too... a pile of snowballs for accuracy, another for total coverage when they hit, then a narrow window there to look out from and lower the wall here so throw them out from, etc.  It was all very scientific when we were little!  LOL

Now that I have kids of my own, I wanted to give them a chance to have a snowball fight too.  Unfortunately living in a warmer climate, that means the snow-forts are now couches or swing sets and snowballs are a little softer and will last year round.  :D  Anyway, I saw this idea in a magazine and had to duplicate it for a few family gifts this year.  The red felt bucket I found at Target and the snowballs were found at OrientalTrading online. 

Then I created a bunch of tags and that's what I've been sharing with ya'll this week - so here's another tag!  This image is new to Little Miss Muffet Stamps and is called Bandit Boy Gavin in Winter.  He looks like he's clearing out the snow off the sidewalks but I'm sure he'll use that to build the snow fort with!  Thanks for dropping by and I'm off to The Pink Room to gather supplies for the next blog candy.  :D

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

MiC Advent Calendar

There's only 7 days til Christmas!
(Oops that would be 6 days til Christmas!  LOL  So sorry for the delay!)
The MiC gang and our Special Guests thought it would be fun to have a 'grown up' advent calendar as we count down the days til Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!  Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow "to open the door".
All you have to do is stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!

PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don't want to miss out on!

But what's even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today!! By leaving a comment on this post you could win...

Prince Charming MiC Digi
Glass Slippers Princess MiC Digi
Courtyard MiC Digi
Grand Staircase MiC Digi
Plus the Angel Wings digi from Little Miss Muffet Stamps!!

The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days - giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!  This is what I have created with my MiC goodies!


Don't forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to 'open the door' to 24 other inspirational projects!  Thank you so much for joining us and we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful loving Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Betty and Rudolph

Is everyone ready for Christmas yet?  I can't believe it's only a week away and wonder where all the time has gone.  Luckily this week feels like a vacation with the kids in school and not much happening on my side of things so I actually get to choose between activities!!  Hmm... do I go to IKEA for fun or schedule a few yearly appointments to get them out of the way?  Choices, choices!  It's been a while since I've had so much fun!  He he he

This is another tag I created for the snowball kits.  This one uses Betty and Rudolph from Simply B Stamps.  I just love that little Rudolph guy - he's so cute!!  :D

I'm entering this into the following challenge:
Simply Challenged Challenges - Red, Green, Gold, Silver 

Update: I was the winner for this challenge at Simply Challenged Challenges!