Monday, November 08, 2010

Better Late Than Never? November Giveaway

I know, I am late with this. I hope you will all forgive me and still participate in the drawing!  This time you will have a choice between:

A. The Cricut Seasonal Pumpkin Carving Cricut cartridge;
B. The following Studio Calico prize package.

I have changed the rules to allow people who do not have blogs, Facebook accounts or Twitter to participate. You do not have to live in the US or Canada, but it sure helps with shipping costs if you do, LOL!

Here are the rules:

A. You must be a follower of this blog.
B. You must leave a comment below telling me about a special friendship that came about as a result of being a scrapbooker/crafter.
C. People who re post and leave a link in the Mister Linky box will get an additional entry.
D. The winner must contact me within 7 days of my announcing them as the winner.
E. Any item that is not claimed within the 7 day period will be added to the December Holiday Giveaway!

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I hope many of you decide to enter this month! Have fun!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Coupon Post - Week of November 7-14, 2010

Another week has come and gone and we are getting closer and closer to Christmas!  Have you started your wish list yet?  Last year I let my family know about's universal button.  It allows a person to add items from all sort of different websites to your Amazon wish list, which in turn allows family members to know what you really want and make sure that you don't get duplicates, or clothing in the wrong size.  Here is the link:

Now for this weeks coupons:

No real good crafty deals at AC Moore and for some reason, while they had a coupon good Saturday only, they do not have any coupon for this week other than on framing. Their weekly ad can be seen here.

No new emailed coupons this week.

HL has a 40% off coupon this week. Their ad is definitely worth a look too. Amongst other things, 40% off punches, page kits and packaged cards, and envelopes!

Apparently I'm not the only person that can't get JoAnn's to add them to their email list! I'm still waiting for those to show back up! If you read this and are getting the JoAnn's coupons, please will you send me the link when you get them?

Michael's is definitely the coupon king this week!  They have a 50% off one regular priced item good Sunday to Wednesday (Nov 7 through 10, a 20% off your entire purchase good Thursday and Friday (Nov 11 &12), a 40% of one regular priced item good Thursday and Friday (Nov 11 &12) and an Extra 25% off all week on wall & tabletop frames, framed art and display cases!

Have a great shopping week and let me know if you get some real savings! Teela, thanks for letting me know that you were able to save money this week! It is the comments that makes it worthwhile for me to spend the time to make this post every week!

What a Wonderful Crop!

Tina Rouse has done it again!  Dedicated to raising funds to help find a cure for Alzheimer's, Tina and her family and friends put together another great crop!  The crop, held yesterday at Ryle High School in Union Kentucky, was another huge success. 150 people prepaid to attend the crop! So, since Alzheimer's has also touched my family directly, I'd like to thank Tina and her helpers not just for myself, but on behalf on my brother Richard and his wife Elisa, whose mother Cécile Pescadore was one of the victims of this memory stealing disease.
150+ scrapbookers, that is a lot of paper in one room!

It was my privilege to be one of the sellers at the crop.  Thank goodness for my friend Celine!  She helped me set up and take care of the booth. Celine also created some lovely layouts for us to share with the many ladies who attended the crop. Here is Celine, with her coat on, ready to go home! It was pretty cold yesterday, but not that cold, LOL!  Celine a recent arrival from France, is still getting used to our weather!
Thank you Céline for your friendship and hard work!

Here is a view of our booth. I think we did an awesome job making it look presentable. 
We were worked hard to make it look presentable!
And yes for once, I have a picture of me to share!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth!
Thank you to my fellow sellers, you are all such a wonderful group of people and a special thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth!  Nina, thank you so much for all your help taking the whole booth down and helping me load everything back into the car! You made the end of the evening a special time! I truly had a wonderful day!