WCMD Week: Day 3 of Giveaways

Welcome back to my World Card Making Day Week!  This is Day 3 and I have lots randomness for you today before announcing today's giveaway. 🙂

First, we have a winner from Day 1's prize of Melissa Frances rub-ons.  The lucky person is Avital!  And I thought I should mention, Avital, who lives in Ireland, has a great website with "Creativity Prompts" and a book about unleashing your creativity.  It is worth checking out HERE.

And you still have time to enter Monday's giveaway HERE.  I can't believe the cool places you are all from.  It just amazes me how so many people from so many amazing places and walks of life all connect through our hobby.  God is good.

Next, I have some few non-cardmaking enabling things…

1. Scentsy
I love the smell of candles in my house, but always fear the worst with having them around.  And plug-ins just don't cut it for me.  Jen Harrison told me about Scentsy and I ordered some from a person in Utah that I have never met.  I LOVE these products.  The smell it puts throughout the house is incredible.  It works like a candle but without a flame – it instead uses a light.  Really worth checking out.  I love many of their smells.  If you are interested in ordering, go to THIS link and it will hook you up with the kind Brianna that has helped me so much.  I have the warmer shown below along with a few different bricks. (And, Jana, if you are reading this: don't order one.  Just don't do it.  I guess now you know why I asked about your favorite scents. Hee. 🙂

DSW-SSGR_large-1 BRICKS_large 

2. Target Dollar Spot Whoopie Cushions
Yes, you heard me right.  Need a good laugh with the family?  Get a few of the whoppie cushions in the Target Dollar section.  They have cute Halloween ones… even mini ones. The girls got several of them for Uncle Mike this weekend – and we laughed so much.  So hard.  Needed that!  Poor Jana had to put up with our family laughing like mad.  🙂

3. Target Owl Pajamas
Kay spotted these adorable pajamas in the kids section at Target.  After she got home, she told me about them.  So, we had to head back the next day to get three sets: one for Kay, one for Audrey and one for me. (Yes, Kay and I wear the same size.  She is actually a bit taller than me!)  They are super adorable.  I love having fun with them – being three pals.


Next… how about some fun links…

1. Want to play in a fun challenge?  Where you could win 29 cards made by some talented cardmakers?  Check out THIS.  Melanie over at 2peas has a contest going on where you have to guess which artists made which cards.  And if you get the most right, you win all the cards!  Fun.

2. Wanna see some ultra-cute pillows you can make at home?  I love THESE Halloween ones made by Rhonna Farrer.  Cute!  And how about a fun doormat?  Check out THIS!

3. You really must go check out Nichol Magouirk's blog.  She has added some amazing projects lately. So inspiring!

Now… a few Q&A's…

Q: You send a lot of giveaways.  Who pays for the shipping – do you?
A: I do a lot of giveaways for a few reasons.  One: This industry has been generous to me, so I like to pay it forward.  Second: I am always trying to cut back on supplies.  Third and most importantly: It simply feels good.  Yes, I do pay for the shipping.  But, really, if I just skip a few Starbucks treats and drive by Target more often instead of going in, it isn't a big deal. :)  And, a few kind people have donated to help pay for shipping of prizes for the card drives.  (Connie Williams and Donna Reese from Stamp Your Art Out, Jana and others.)  I simply like to pay it forward.

Q: Any tips for someone who wants to turn this hobby into a career?
A: This is a tough one.  I really don't have a good answer to this.  I think a lot of it has to be about meeting the right people at the right time.  I was blessed to meet Robin Johnson many years ago, only a few months after starting to scrapbook.  And she introduced me to Jeff Lam, who owned Autumn Leaves.  So, I have Robin to thank for opening doors for me.  I think I would still be a boring ole' engineer if it wouldn't have been for her.  But the best advice I can give is to get your work published as much as possible – magazines, online galleries, contests, etc.  Soon, someone will notice you and your hobby could very well become a career.  (And, yes, it is very possible!)

Next, let's do a quick share…

Found THIS great Christian stamp from Verve Stamps.  They have some great stamps at great prices. 

093008 Pray
Verve Stamp
Making Memories patterned papers
Hero Arts notecard
Stampin' Up scallop punch
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
White Liquid Pearls
Random ribbon "borrowed" from Jana

OK… time for the giveaway for today! 

A random winner will get these fun goodies from Heidi Swapp:


By Wednesday at 11:59pmEDT, leave a comment on this post sharing something with me that you love: a new stamp, favorite product, movie, book – anything. :)  I will post a winner on Thursday for those Heidi Swapp goodies.

OK… off to finish up a handout for my classes this weekend.  Bye!

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455 thoughts on “WCMD Week: Day 3 of Giveaways”

  1. I am totally in love with, thrilled with, Obsessed with my new pregnancy. I am 7 weeks and 4 days. It took us 3 years and finally IVF did the trick :). We are already blessed with an amazing 4 year old that I can’t get enough of :). Loving life.. that is what I am loving… LIFE!

  2. I am totally loving the brown flowers I see in the advertisements for the new MM SLICE machine. I’ve gotta put that on my Christmas list this year!

  3. Chai tea is my new fave thing!
    It’s best with bag left in, sugar, and milk
    gotta try this grown up hot chocolate!

  4. I love so much … but currently the thing I love most in my “quiet time drives” when I get in the car and drive from Connecticut to New Hampshire to visit my daughter at college. It gives me time to think, look at the gorgeous scenery and most especially a chance to spend some time with girl, it’s irreplaceable and nothing beats it.

  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these homemade PB cups! I’m including the recipe if you want to make some! YUMMERS!

    Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

    1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
    4-1/2 TBLspoons butter softened
    1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 cups (12oz) semisweet chocolate chips
    4 milk chocolate bars (I use 2 milk chocolate and 2 dark chocolate Hershey bars) (1.55oz each) coarsely chopped

    In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, butter, confectioners’ sugar and salt until smooth; set aside.
    In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips, candy bars and remaining peanut butter; stir until smooth.
    Drop teaspoonfuls of chocolate mixture into paper-lined miniature muffin cups. Top each with a scant teaspoonful of peanut butter mixture, top with another teaspoonful of chocolate mixture. Refrigerate until set. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 3 dozen.

  6. Speaking of Target pj’s, I LOVE my new flannel green with white hearts pj pants in an ultra comfy large!! I want to marry them.

  7. I just got through reading a book called “Twilight” by Stephanie Meyer. It was pretty good. Also I bought a new stamp from Hero Arts yesterday. It was the big collage one called Seasons Greetings. I made the most beautiful card with it, cant wait to make some more. thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

  8. Well, I love Coke 🙂 I love to drink it and I even have kitchen decorated in coca-cola. Unfortunately, I have morning sickness right now and can’t drink it…. 🙁
    Thanks so much for your great blog 🙂 It is so kind of you to have such fun giveaways.

  9. I love all things Jane Austen. When working on a scrapbooking project I put in a fun movie from one of her books. Love it!

  10. Hi Jennifer,
    Well, today I bought myself the coolest toy soldier stamp. My youngest son, Austin, loves toy soldiers, and we have started a new holiday tradition to buy a new one (or 2 or 3:) each holiday season. He is going to love the stamp too, I haven’t shown him yet. What fun:)

  11. I honestly love anything scrapbook related, so it’s hard to narrow it down. But I guess, I’ll say Pink Paislee Papers! I just love those!! Thanks Clara

  12. I’m loving the new Halloween stamps I just bought…I can’t wait for Halloween so that I can take pictures to scrap. 🙂

  13. Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays to make crafts for. I have a daughter in elementary school and I LOVE making little treats for her class. Over the last couple of years, I have bought some of the EK Success punches. I LOVE THEM! This year I put them to extreamly good use by making cute little decorated individual Peppermint Patty chocolates and adorable tags for each classmate’s goodie bag containing PlayDoh, a fun pencil, and a mini bag of M&Ms. I’ve decided I just couldn’t live without my punches 🙂

  14. I teach English in a small, rural preschool through 12th grade public school in North Dakota. I have 7th and 8th grade students and high school students, and I LOVE my job. I love sharing literature and language with my students, but honestly, the very best part is seeing the smiling little faces in the other end of the building…the little pre-school students bouncing down the hallway to the library, the kindergarten kids joining us for the Homecoming pep rally, rooting for the Homecoming king who came to their classroom and helped them learn Spanish… Few other schools are in the nation could offer such a wonderful environment, and I get to teach there.

    That’s what I love today.

  15. I love the yarn I just bought to make my son a winter hat. It’s brown and orange and I can’t wait to use it!
    Love this giveaway! Thanks!

  16. I just finished a book that is up there as one of my all time great reads. It is “My Sister’s Keeper” by Jodi Picoult. It is a fabulous story.

  17. I am in love with owls! I need to have everything owls! If only those pajamas came in my size.

    I just finished Twilight and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series.

    Also started watching Dexter and that series is wicked good, starting second season tomorrow night. Can’t wait!

  18. My fav new thing lately is my Shilouette. It’s not really new because I’ve had it about a year but I haven’t used it in a few months so it felt new again. I just love this thing and everything scrappy and fun I can do with it!

  19. Not sure if this counts – my favorite thing right now is chocolate chip cookies. I’m blaming the pregnancy, but yummy!!!

  20. How about i love PINK and Heidi Swapp products so that would be so much fun to win those! I also love bling and sparkles and clear stamps!

  21. hi there,
    I love everything about card making. Although I haven’t made many but I absolutely love everything that has to do with the hobby. I love reading about it, watching videos (especially yours, thanks for sharing your gift), getting the supplies, reading about the supplies and soon I’ll be loving my new tool that I have just ordered – the scalloped circle punches 🙂

  22. Something that I love…well, I’d have to say that I really love the studio calico kit of the month club! I know that you have been turned on to the too lately, but I just can’t get enough! I am so excited because this months is about to ship!!

  23. thanks for the great giveaways, i just started watching lost and it is so fun, new for me and very suspenceful =)

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