Saturday, May 01, 2010

April 2010 Blog Candy Winner

Happy National Scrapbook Day! Thanks to everyone who participated in this month's blog giveaway!

The draw was random and the winner is Cheryll (The Memory Keeper)!  Congratulations Cheryll!  Please contact me via email with your snail mail address so that I can send you your goodies! I'll send them out priority on Monday so that you can use your Mom book in time for Mother's Day!

Next month's giveaway is going to be of special interest to everyone who owns a Cricut! So if that's you, don't forget to check back!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Coupons and (inter)National Scrapbook Day

It's that time again!  As you know by now if you follow this blog, I don't wait until all the coupons are in but update the weekly post as each coupon/ad comes in!  So you might want to check back often if you are going out shopping! So here goes:


Click here  to view the ad I got from Hobby Lobby this week. Their Coupon, which is for 30% off Krylon spray paint, is here.  The complete ad for this week is here.  Last week I forgot to look at their full size ad and nearly missed out on their $0.99 sale on Simplicity Patterns!

They have some real interesting coupons this week.  One is for 25% off your entire purchase Midning Madness May 2nd only.  There is a 50% off May 8th only and a 40% off you can use all this week! (2-7 May) You can go print your coupons here.

Click here and here  for the two ads I got from Archivers this week. Unfortunately there is no online coupon as Archivers snail mail newsletter hit the mailboxes this week.

MICHAELSClick here for the Ad and here for the 40% off 1 regular item and 55% of framing coupons.

ONLINE DEALS - 17% of everything in the store use code NSD2010 - use coupon code NSD2010 for 20% good through Sunday May, 2nd. - This one is too hard for me to explain, lol! So here is what they wrote! The Totally Crazy Coupon Sale Begins at Midnight Mountain Time on Saturday, May 1st. Coupon Codes begin at 50% off your full order and decline by 5%. There are a limited number of codes available in each increment. Once the codes have been used up they will no longer be available. Place your order and at the check out screen enter the coupon code, the one that works is the discount you get. Of course you'll want to start with the biggest code first to see if you can score the biggest discount. The codes are:
NSD50, NSD45, NSD40, NSD35, NSD30, NSD25, NSD20, NSD15, NSD10
Bonus - The first 15 shoppers to place an order for products (after discount and not including shipping) of $40 or more will receive a FREE Karen Foster Tote Bag. - 20% off everything!

DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING Many items at only $1 - Enjoy 50% off almost all art and 25% off prints!

I'll keep on updating this post as things come in!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Value of "Real" Cards

I was over reading my friend Sue's blog a couple of mornings ago and her post struck me, not just because it was funny, and the card she made was gorgeous, though all her cards are, but because it reminded me of the value of actually sending all those cards that some of us like to make!

I've made a ton of cards recently, including the one in the picture. Most of the cards I've made will go out in the mail to a single person as part of a gift. Some I have already sent out. But like many people, I have a tendancy, when I want to tell someone happy birthday or get well, to just send them an email or post it on facebook. While that is well and good and even acceptable in this day and age, I'll bet that most of you are like me and are just tickled pink when you get something personal, a card or a note in the mail. Sometimes, the card we send isn't funny, like the last card I sent just last week, but I know my world is always a brighter place when I see a handwritten envelope with a friend's return address in my mailbox. So I'll be making more cards in the near future including a batch of, "Thinking of You" and put them out in the mail!

Have a great day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Can it be Dark and Dreary and a Great Day?

I picked out the colors for my dollhouse today!  Yup, finally took the plunge.  I selected three colours for it, all on the historical registry. Not sure that was really important as my house is going to be a reflection of everything I like, can find or make at a reasonable price. The middle color will be on the main body of the house, the beige color will be the trim and the windows will be the not quite white on the right.  And if I don't like it when it's done, I'll just paint it again, lol.  Though I've agonized on the color, it is after all a dollhouse and the cost of the paint isn't excrutiating!

I'm also working on a sample for an address book... yes I know I've got an iPhone and a computer, but I'd like a paper backup, LOL!  Haven't you lost your address list at least once when you changed cell phones and then your computer which you were relying on to keep your backup safe crashed? I still haven't recovered all the numbers from the last crash and besides a friend of mine, Barb in Sask said she wanted one.  I'm making this from scratch cardboard sheets and truly enjoying the process!

Though as you can tell, I'm a messy scrapper!

I haven't decided if I should use rings, or my zutter with wires.  What do you think? Just looking at the picture of my mess, I think Melody Ross, would like my mess!  I'll have to ask her!