Another giveaway!

I have another giveaway. What can I say – it feels good to share. :)

This one is for a copy of the newest idea book from Creating Keepsakes called The Best of Digital Scrapbooking.

NOW… before you non-digi folks run in the other direction, please listen. :)

This book is fabulous for the incredible design ideas in addition to the digi tips. I have found that folks who are good at digital scrapbooking also really have a fabulous eye for great design. So I look at this book as a "sketch book", too. So many feb designs.

Check out the layout on the cover. I LOVE the idea of cutting out the center of a photo, matting it and adding it back into place. So cool. And you don't need digi for it! This book is for everyone.

There are SO many great eye-candy layouts in this book. Want a peek? Click HERE.

Interested in buying it? Go HERE and use the code DS25DT for free shipping on orders of $25 or more. (While there, you can get my book, too, HERE.)

For a chance to win a copy of this book, leave a comment on this post by Monday night telling me your favorite crafting color.

Good luck! I will announce the winners of many of these giveaways soon. Night!

Oh, and Happy 7th Birthday to the best dog in the world. We love you, Roxie! :)

Another giveaway…

BTW… there is still a chance to win a Clean Color video download from Erin Cobb – just click HERE. If you win but have already paid for it – no worries! She will give you a full refund!


Today I have lots of clear stamps. Lots. Here are just a few…

Photo-1 copy
These are from awhile back – from Autumn Leaves. Some amazing designs. I have over 30 sets… 30 great sets. I plan to divide these up and send to 4 lucky winners. Just leave a comment here by Friday night and I will pick the winners…

Back to working on CHA goodness. See you soon.

Giveaways galore… Today is my favorite giveaway ever!

So, I have lots of giveaways. Lots.

I have recently purged my crafting stash. (I do every 2 months.) And I have a lot of great stuff to pass on to a few lucky folks.

But before I get to the crafty goodness, I have a very special giveaway. Very special.

First, I want to share the story behind this giveaway.

Years ago, I was looking for some fabulous little girl photos to use in the yearly Hero Arts catalog. I was looking around 2peas and saw a photo of a little girl named Sarah. I emailed her momma, Erin – who was so very nice – and asked if I could use her photos for scrapbooking. She said yes and I was over the moon.

Turns out that same little girl won the Gap Casting Call – a HUGE kids photo contest. She was THAT cute.

So… every year, come catalog time, I  Erin for great photos of her little Sarah. She is always so kind to share. Her photos are striking and amazing. SO SO SO fun to scrapbook.

Last year I found out Erin was coming to my neck of the woods. I immediately reserved a spot for my family to get in front of her lens. A dream come true. Truly. Between Erin and Lisa, my photo album is complete.

Unfortunately, the girls were out of town while Erin was here, so we didn't get photos of them. But my mom, dad and brother joined us. We had such fun. Erin is beyond talented behind the camera. And so extremely good, sweet, kind, funny, cute and comforting. Erin is a little angel walking around this world. We need more like her.

(Yes, I am getting off the topic.)

And since getting our pictures taken by Erin (which are framed all over my house), I have longed for my photos to have the same "life" in them as hers do. Her photos are simply "alive" and bright. The day after meeting with Erin, Ken bought the same lens she used and other tools, hoping we could capture shots halfway as good as hers.

But I always miss the mark.

Yesterday, I got some photos back in the mail. Bummer. They looked so "dead" and I immediately said to Ken, "I wish my photos were alive like Erin's."

Then I looked at my email. I saw Erin was offering a tutorial video showing her workflow – how she edits photos and brings them to life. Answered prayers. Amen.

I immediately went and purchased the tutorial – Clean Color. I didn't hesitate for a second. I then emailed Erin thanking her for being all around amazing and for creating this product for me.

And what do you think that sweet, generous, kind Erin said? "Wanna give one away on your blog?"

Woohoo! I am over the moon. To share with you Erin's talents? THAT ROCKS. I am so excited.

Now you and I can have photos this amazing…

108 All photos taken by Erin Cobb.

I just really enjoy people who are truly talented and where God meant them to be – like Erin. If you want Erin's awesome Clean Color download, click HERE. It is simply amazing. Honest.Move quick – she is offering an extra low price just this week only.


Want a chance to win a Clean Color video download? Just leave a comment here by Friday night. I will pick a lucky winner. If you win but have already paid for it – no worries! She will give you a full refund!

Thanks for listening. I love to share my favorite things with you.



A quick oldie…

Hey there.

Just popping in quickly to share an old card I stumbled across on my computer. Lots of inking-with-Distress-Inks-and-spritzing-with-water-before-stamping stamping. :) All stamps are Hero Arts.

010911 Tree JenMcGuire
Oh, and that is a pink card turned inside out. Love to add that bit of surprise inside.

Off to catch up on computer work. See you soon!


In The Classroom

Greetings from land of Hero Arts. Yep, I am here in California for lots of meetings. I love being here… my boss(es) are the best in the whole world. Truly.

I wanted to pop in and give you a heads up about a new product called In The Classroom. This is a DVD series that Hero Arts is now selling. I created these DVDs myself (thus why I didn’t have a life this fall – ha) and think you will have fun with them. Instead of trying to explain them more, here is a video with more info…

These DVDs will be sold online AND in stores soon! I will be sure to let you know when.

Have a good evening…


Welcome to the new year!

A new year. A fresh start.

I am not a big resolution-maker as I think they just put too much pressure on you. But one thing I have started to do in the past few weeks is to stay on top of my photos. To take more photos, to edit them and to print them. Novel concept, huh? I was so bad about it for months.

So how about a few favorite photos on a scrapbook page?

I did this one for Tim Holz for his Alterations CHA booth many, many months back. But I don't think I remembered to share it here…

Alterations 3

Everything on here is cut with the Alterations dies from Sizzix – the frame, filmstrip, decorative edge and letters. Those fabulous photos? By the remarkable Erin Cobb.

Alterations 3a
I will link ya to all the goodies I used on here below.

I also wanted to let you know about a Card Drive for St. Jude's. This is wonderful – I hope you can all play. Please click HERE for info.

And we will let you know in a few weeks about Cards for Kids. We are thinking of taking a break from it and instead collect cards for the elderly or for hospitals. What do you think?

Hope you all are doing well!


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