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Rochester, NH, United States
A place where Scrapping is savored as you would a wonderful meal and, while you're here, we enjoy each other's company --I am a working single mom who tries to juggle everything in the air with the hopes that when misses one she's not underneath to get whacked. Oh and I'm binlingual too :) Un lugar donde se desgusta el arte de Scrap como un bueno plato y de camino pasamos un rato entre amigos -- Soy una madre soltera que pretende no ser atropellada y aplastada cuando una de las multiples responsibilidades y tareas que mantego al aire se me escapa y caye a la tierra. Oh y soy binlingue tambien :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012


I had 5 people comment on my blog and I I was able to confirm that 4 of them 'Liked' my FB fan page for a total of nine entries --I assigned numbers like this Sandi 1,2Penny 3, 4Amy 5, 6Mea5798 7Elisabeth 8, 9
Random.org pulled #6
CONGRATS AMY -- I will send you your Wizard in the mail either Monday or Tuesday :)

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Week #4 Giveaway saves the BEST for last//Lo Mejor para el final --Sorteo #4

Good Morning and Happy Presidents Day.

I can remember when we actually used to celebrate Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays as separate events. Kinda sad to see so many holidays lumped together and their importance shuffled off to Buffalo but guess that's the way things are moving ...

In any case I want to congratulate last week's winner. I'm waiting on her addy co can send out that box of goodies BUT I am ready to post my last gift to all.

I will be honest in stating that it was originally a gift to myself. 5 years ago Spellbinders was just getting off the ground. The forum I was one (Memory Makers Magazine) had some the very first users and raved about the product. Members were purchasing them and actually giving them names because they came out in colors. I purchased one from JoAnn, opened the box, labeled the plates and promptly became frustrated because my sandwiches wouldn't work. But before I could work out the kinks I packed it away, having never used once to cut or emboss, because had to take care of ill family members. I'd forgotten about it until recently and decided not to retack up a battle I'd lost with a machine that just didn't wish to be my friend.

So I would like to gift this to a reader. While the newer embossing/cutting machines have greatly improved they are still expensive. This one is should give a new user lots of pleasure as can be used with practically any die out there.

To get your name in the running, simply comment on this post. If you wish to like my Facebook page then you can get a second entry. It's that simple. While I've not had any restrictions on who could enter for this one I am requesting that only US residents participate because it will be a much higher postage rate to send it to you and to do so overseas might blow my pocketbook this go round.

In any case Good luck and THANK you for having made my 50th Birthday Month just a bit more special

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Week #3 Winner is...// Y la ganadora de #3 es....

Winner -- I had 5 post on the actual entry and 2 post on the re-post for a grand total of 7
Each was given a number in order of your post and number so the winner is #3

Rebecca Morefield-Wagner. Great giveaway and Happy Birthday Month to you!

True Random Number Generator
Min: 1
Max: 7
Result: 3
Please Message me your addy --this will probably go out on Tuesday, Wed. latest

Thank you so much for sharing in my Birthday Month and hope you'll enjoy all the gifts :)

Week #4 Birthday giveaway may actually get posted later if not Monday for sure.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's and Week 3 giveaway up!//Feliz San Valentin mas el Sorteo # 3!!

to see this week's CAS Challenge scroll down please

Good Morning All and Happy Valentine's Day to all!
Everyone deserves to have love today:)

I am late in posting this week's Birthday Month Giveaway but I think it's worth the wait.

Yes that's right it's and ENTIRE BASKET of crafty goodness!!!

This basket holds items from Clear Scraps,SEI, Prima, Making Memories, Close to my Heart, Xyron, some fat quarters, dried flowers, wicker wreath, beads, alterable boxes, and two handblown suncatchers that I'd purchased but ended up never using. This is my Birthday/Valentine's Gift to a lucky poster...
For this giveaway you will need to LIKE MY FB PAGE and post on the FB POST that has this blog posted. I will randomly pick the winner on Sunday the 19th from the FB postings

I hope you'll continue to celebrate with me as there is still one more to come as I enter my 50th year with joy.
Thanks for stopping by :)
Bienvenidos a mi pagina hoy! Mi sorteo # 3 es completamente lleno de cosilla deliciosas para todo tipode manualidades. Para participar hacer un LIKE en mi pagina de Facebook y poner un comentario en este annuncio..Suerte y gracias por celebrar conmigo este cumple tan importante y por supuesto el Dia de San Valentin!

Monday, February 13, 2012

CAS Challenge //El Reto de Sencillo y Limpio

CFC39: Clean And Simple Paper Piecing

I made a paper pieced card this past week ..and that was before I realized that the CAS-Friday Blog's challenge was exactly that ... so here is mine using Sweet Stamp Shop & Stampin Up stamps, Echo Park/AC and Cosmo Cricket papers/Stampin'UP inks and markers/Making Memories paints/some loose alphas/Twinery twine and Xyron adhesives...

Hope you enjoy it and come back tomorrow and enter my Week3 Birthday Month Giveaway -- I've done two so far (scroll down to see what gift I gave for my big day) -- this week's will work for all crafting;, altered, sewing and paper --- join in :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Second Winner Alert//Las Ganadoras

Winner(S) -- seeing as only 2 people posted I will be sending gifts to both people
Anonymous said...
My kids would Love this. They love doing crafts but sometimes the little peices slip between their fingers right on the floor. It's so nice to hear you are liking your 50th so far. You are so blessed and very giving.
Amy Jones February 7, 2012 7:41 PM

Penny said...
Love Basic Grey. I'll share this on my FB wall: facebook.com/icouldbefake
February 10, 2012 10:52 AM

as Amy indicated the rolling stamps would be great for her kids and Penny indicated that loved Basic Grey I will divide the prize along those lines and send 1/2 to each along with some other items to make each gift 'super sized'! Can both of you please message/email me with your addy's so I can send these out no later than Tuesday...
Be watching for my 3rd giveaway but as am suffering the effects of migraine hangover am running waaaay behind today

Monday, February 6, 2012

50 - 4 - 48 and liking it //50 x 48 y me gusta

So I've been 50 for two whole days now... and I must say has been lovely.
Yesterday was a low key kinda day, church in the morning, announcing the giveaway winner, community choir practice in the afternoon and then laughing at the Superbowl commercials in the evening. Not too bad.
I promised a a giveaway every week of this month and so now here is #2

I have a package of Basic Grey Undressed chipboard elements and a Stampin'Up Jumbo Wheels with two stamp wheels and two ink cartridges in Bravo Burgundy and Brilliant Blue. I was gifted the later but never used it. I figured they'd be perfect for someone with small children as are that easy to use.

So win all you need to do to be in entered is post here and share the post on your FB wall. If you don't have a FB page no problem you'll still be entered.
It's my Birthday month but you all get the gifts --- Happy B-day to me :)
Pues ahora llevo los 50 desde hace 48 horas y puedo decir que me gusta. Mi cumple ayer fue tranquilo; ir a la iglesia, anunciar a la ganadora de la rifa #1, ir a ensayar con mi coro y lugo reirme de los annuncios del Superbowl.
Y como prometi una nueva oportunidad de ganar un regalillo aqui va
Un paquete de elementos de carton para decorar de Basic Grey y unjuego de estampas y tintas de Stampin'Up del model JumboRoller con dos disenos y dos cartuchos de tinta de color Tinto y Azul. Pensaba que seria idoneo para alguien con ninods porque es super sencilla a manejar.
Pues para participar ponme una nota aca y luego compartir este annuncio en tu Facebook, si no tienes facebook no importa entraras en el sorteo igual...Es el mes de mi nacimiento pero vosotras recibiras los regalos -- cumpleanos feliz a mi!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


And the lucky winner via Random.Org's random number generator was #3 --
I simply counted the number of posts and did 1-x and #3 came up

soooo without further ado..... MIRIAM PRANTNER

Blogger Miriam Prantner said...

Happy birthday! Found you through SSS's FB page. What a lovely generous thing to do. Thanks for the chance

Please Private message me on FB your mailing address and I will send you your Brithday Gift :)

I will be posting Birthday Giveaway #2 tomorrow so be sure to pop back in for a chance at it!!


La ganadora de mi primer rifa es Miriam Prantner --
Manana pondre los detalles de la segunda oportunidad de ganar --
no olvides de visitarme :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

50 years of Brithdays!!!//50 anos de Cumpleanos

It's the Big One Elizabeth!!!!
Anyone who is my age will remember this famous line from Sanford and Sons every time there was a something scary, important or shocking about to occur the father's life.

Well it's my big moment this month. Been mulling this one over and I've decided it's Special...Like all birthdays I'll only see it once but it's a milestone. I can remember actually thinking about being 50 when I was a young adult and wondering just what that would be like, now I know.... Pretty Darn Cool if you ask me.

So what does one do for that??? some people make goals, others life changes, and still others nothing at all. Me? I want to give gifts :) I am going to do 4 giveaways because it's fun to share. I'd have done a humongous party if had the resources but as don't they'll be items I'd like to win or get myself so you'll have to stop by and check out the goodies as we move through the month of February...

The rules are super simple and probably won't change much from week to week -- I would like visitors and, like any Birthday Girl, I'd like birthday wishes; so to enter all you need to do for this week's gift is tell me Happy Birthday. I'd hope you'd take a minute or two to look in my archives and, maybe just maybe, follow me but not required.

And now for the goodies --

The first is "The Core of It" stamp set from The Sweet Stamp Shop -- Nicole Rixon and her hubby opened this shop the middle of last year. Their designs actually fanned & rekindled the embers of a crafty fire I'd thought had gone out. I really like them and hope you will too.

The second is a NEW unused but mounted Stampin'Up set called The World Over. It is retired and rare...I found I had two of this 3 piece set so I figured someone might like it.

AND as an added bonus I'm adding a 7 Gypsy's Circle Book Kit

Let the Gift Giving commence!!