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Gift Card Giveaway Winner!

We have a winner for our gift card giveaway! The random number generator chose number 25:

Gift Card Giveaway Random Number

Which means the winner is…… Bernice!

By: Bernice on July 20, 2009 at 8:31 pm:

I would just love to win a gift certificate. I was excited to read that they even ship to Canada! There are a lot of things on there I would love to have, and thanks to them for the chance to win a gift certificate.


Congrats Bernice! You will hear from me soon :).

Gift Card Giveaway!

Anybody in the mood for some shopping? I have something special for you this week! An online living room furniture company, www.livingroomsdirect.com, is offering a $60 gift card for their store to one lucky Scrapbook Ideas reader this week! All you need to do for your chance to win is to leave a comment on this post sometime between now and Sunday night (July 26th). The random winner will be announced on Monday, July 27th. **NOTE: They ship to US and Canadian residents only at this time.**

I know what you’re thinking – what does a furniture company have to do with scrapbooking? Well, after browsing their huge online store, I found all kinds of goodies there, even scrapbooking and craft supplies! Here are some of my favorites (but of course the winner can use the gift card for anything at the store):

Scrapbook CarrierCraft Hutch Organizer

12x12 Scrapbook Case
Scrapbook Chest

Hmmm, can you tell I have storage solutions on my mind right now? I have been slowly but surely working on getting my craft room organized lately, it had gotten way out of control! Speaking of which – I have looked in at least six stores trying to find stamp pad storage and/or horizontal pen storage and have come up with nothing!! Right now all of my stamp pads are stacked up in a basket, so I have to take them all out to find the colors I want and then stack them all back up to put them away. And my pen storage situation is even worse. Do any of you have any ideas for me?

P.S. The Shutterfly book came! Once I take pics I will be back to show you :).
~xo Jess

We Have a Winner :)!

Well…. I meant to get to this a few days ago, but at least that means a few extra people got a chance to play along :). For those of you who guessed that the new baby’s nursery will be PINK, you were RIGHT! We are expecting a baby girl this time around – I’m also expecting lots of pink, flowery scrapbook pages in my future ;)

Now for the giveaway winner:

BettyC!

I’ll guess PINK.

Your album is delightful! I love it! And the Nursery tales collection is beautiful.

Congrats Betty! I will be sending you a selection of papers and embellishments from the Nursery Tales collection, by Prima (available at Michael’s). Here are a few pics of what you can expect in the mail :)!

Nursery Tales Collection papers, by Prima

Nursery Tales Collection elements, by Prima

Enjoy!!!! ~xo Jess

A Little Giveaway and a Mini Album Idea

I finally finished my most recent mini album! As I mentioned earlier, I had gone to Michael’s to pick up some of the goodies from the Nursery Tales Collection by Prima.  I got some great deals because I had a 30% off your entire purchase coupon and I also went back on another day to use a 40% off coupon for the paper pack.

Want to see what I bought?

Nursery Tales Collection by Prima

As many of you know, I am expecting a new baby in September, so I was thrilled to see this new collection!! The timing couldn’t have been more perfect too because I wanted to make a mini album just for Gabe and the Nursery Tales Collection worked wonderfully for this project.

Mini Album Idea for Older Siblings

My son Gabe will be turning three just before we expect his new little sibling to be born. We have been trying to prepare him for our new arrival and get him excited about the new addition to our family. I want him to feel like he is a big part of what is going on. Gabe loves books, but I had been having a hard time finding one that I thought was really sending him the right message. Then it hit me, Gabe LOVES to look through all of my mini albums – why not make him his very own mini album about his early days as a newborn? I used photos from Gabe’s first few days to show him what life with a newborn baby is like.

I love this idea because it accomplishes at least three goals:

  • Help the sibling learn about everyday life with a newborn by sharing photos of bathing, changing, feeding, sleeping, cuddling and even crying.
  • Use photos of the sibling as a baby, so that they can see that they were once a newborn and were cared for in the same ways.
  • Give the sibling a special mini album of their very own – Gabe loves his even more than I expected him to!

I used a 5×5 Accordion Album, which also comes with its own keepsake box – too cute :)! Here are some pics of the finished box:

Altered Keepsake Box using Nursery Tales, by Prima

And a close-up one so you can see the adorable mini roses and beautiful flocked paper:

Keepsake Box using Nursery Tales, by Prima

Here’s the front of the album – I love the rub-ons in this collection!

Mini Album Cover using Nursery Tales, by Prima

I love the little bunnies too :)!

Nursery Tales Collection, by Prima

Now for some pics of the inside of the album – awww, was he really ever that little?

Mini Album using Nursery Tales Collection, by Prima

I love that the album has built in pockets and frames – it really is the perfect thing for a preschooler! Plus, you can add extra photos on the backs of the tags.

Mini Album using Nursery Tales, by Prima

What a great photo for the last page ;).

The Nursery Tales Collection, by Prima

Tips and Tricks for Mini Albums for Kids

  • I used the distressed look, with rough, inked edges – that way, if the book suffers some wear and tear at the hands of my preschooler, it won’t be as noticeable.
  • I attached clear transparency sheets over each of the photos to protect them from little finger prints.
  • I made double-sided tags for all of the pockets in the album, making it more interactive and fun for young viewers.

Still with me? How about that giveaway :)! Leave me a comment on this post with your guess about the color scheme of the new baby’s nursery… PINK or BLUE? In a couple of days I will randomly choose somebody from the winning group of answers to receive a special sampling of the Nursery Tales papers and embellishments :)! P.S. If you are a friend or family member who already knows, please keep it our little secret for a few more days, OK? ~xo Jess

A Chance to Win :)!

Pssst… just a heads up:  I’m giving away some of my new goodies later this week :). Check out my post at DST: Click Here! Have a nice day :)!

Freebies, Giveaways and Sales, Oh My!

Merry Christmas!!!!!! I have lots of news today, so let me just get started :)! First, I wanted to let you know I put a new option in my store for buying all of my Christmas Heart goodies. You can now save $5 on your purchase if you get the bundle, which includes the paper pack, elements, printable projects and the quick pages :).

 

Update: This kit is now a freebie! *Click Here to Download*

Giveaways!

Next, I wanted to let you in on a few giveaways going on right now – you have a chance to win one of the Christmas Heart Printables sets right here at DST’s 12 Days of Christmas, and there is also a gift card up for grabs at Emily Giovanni’s Blog-a-versary celebration – plus a bunch of other awesome prizes!

Sales!

Sunshine Studio Scraps has a really cool sale every week called Sunny Sunday. Everything in the Sunny Sunday category is $2 or less :)! So I decided to join in the fun this week – all of my templates are only $2 this Sunday only 12/7/2008!!!

Real Flower Templates

Real Flower Templates

Layered Shape Templates

Layered Shape Templates

Autumn Shapes

Autumn Shape Templates

My Favorite Things Templates

All My Favorite Things Templates

Did you think I forgot the freebies? LOL – of course not :)! Here’s one I made using elements from my Christmas Heart kit :). I have some more freebies in store for you too – but I will save them for a future post. If you grab this freebie, please spread the Christmas cheer by leaving a Christmas-y comment on this post :)!!!

Christmas-y Cluster Freebie

*Click Here to Download Freebie!*

The BIG Three-O (and a Giveaway)!

Credits: Papers by Traci Reed; crown and banner by Michelle Underwood, worn overlay by Danielle, of Something Blue Studios.

Today’s my birthday and I’m no longer a twenty-something :). I have had such a fabulous birthday!!!!!! Not only did I get to enjoy birthday celebrations earlier this month back home in CT, and go on a little getaway to Cape Cod with my sweetheart, but the happy birthday treats have just kept coming all the way up until today :)!

I even got some scrap-related birthday gifts:

DigiShop Talk emailed me a birthday greeting packed with coupons from digi designers, so I did a bit of shopping this morning and picked up goodies from Traci Reed and Michelle Underwood (thanks ladies)! And the other day I bought the worn overlays by Danielle, of Something Blue Studios, which EVERYONE is using lately. I usually don’t like to use something if I’ve already seen it a million times, but these are just too cool to pass up!! I got subscriptions to Creating Keepsakes and Digital Scrapbooking Magazine from my mom – YAY! Chris also got me single copies of Scrapbooks Etc and Simple Scrapbooks, PLUS my favorite scrap-related gift of all: ArtRage! Wow, I loooooove it!!! I have been having so much fun playing with it – here’s a little tribute to my new fun toy LOL:

But the sweetest gifts of all were not scrap-related! I got an adorable hand-made birthday card from Gabe and THIRTY emails from my awesome husband (sent from work) telling me why he is so glad to be my man (click here to see the list). Sigh.

So can you can see why I’m just over-the-moon happy today and feeling so generous :)!?! That’s why I decided last minute to have a fun giveaway right here on my blog – just leave a comment on this post for a chance to win!! I will randomly choose five winners to receive one of these Weeds & Wildflowers quick albums designed by me :). Thanks W&W for donating these!!

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