Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Creating from the Heart Giveaway

Check out this amazing giveaway over at Creating from the Heart.

~ A $150.00 Gift Card to Michael's Craft Stores
~ 1 Copic Air-Brushing Starter Set System

~ 1 Copic Color Swatch Book
and finally....

~ 36 Copic CIAO Marker Set!
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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Card Hop WINNER

I have a winner of my blog candy from the 'Christmas Cards' Blog Hop.
The winner is.........

Anita said...

I really am going to have to give up Pinterest-----I work from home and it's too easy to swith windows to Pinterest---lol.HUgs----Oh, I LOVE your card.
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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the 'Christmas Card Blog Hop' hosted by the very talented Nicolette. If you have just arrived from "It's Me Susan P", then you are on the right track. If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit our fab host Nicolette at "Beyond Scrapin".

So, before I get to my card I have to come clean about my latest addiction. I am completely hooked on Pinterest!! If you haven't taken this site for a test drive yet, you should definitely give it a whirl. I have seen so many wonderful Christmas cards and decorations. I have literally spent hours just gazing at some wonderful projects, created by some amazing crafters. I created this card using many of my favorites on Pinterest as my inspiration.

I used the DCWV "Homemade Christmas" Stack for this card. I think it is my favorite Christmas stack so far. This card was super simple to make. I hand cut the strips, star, and presents from images on the paper. SOOOO super easy. I added the 'Believe' rubons around the tree. I love the way it turned out. I am thinking of keeping it for myself instead of giving it to anyone. It would look so awesome in a shadow box or frame and used as decor. Well, while I'm trying to decide what to do with it, you can check out my blog candy.....

3 Chipboard albums in various Christmas shapes.
2 Christmas themed rubber stamps
1 bottle of Green Glitter Glue

To win simply leave a comment on this post. DON'T FORGET TO LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDY SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN. You do not have to be a follower to win, but if you like my blog, I would love it if you would.

Your next stop is Debbie from DD's Crafts. I'm sure she something fabulous for you all.
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Friday, December 2, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Scrap This, Save That Giveaway!

Amy from 'Scrap This, Save That' is having an amazing giveaway. Just check this out.....

All I can say is WOW!!! Click HERE to go there and get your chance at these goodies.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Because of the Brave Hop WINNER!

Thanks to everyone for visiting my blog for the "Because of the Brave" Blog Hop. I would like to give a special thanks to all my followers!! Now on to the winner of my blog candy.

I used random.org to select the winner.....
and the candy goes to...........

MawMannsaid...Great card! Thank you for being a part of this blog hop honoring our vets. I have sent an email to get the snail mail addy.



Thanks again to everyone who stopped by my blog and have a great day.

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Because of the Brave Blog Hop

Welcome to the 'Because of the Brave' Blog Hop. If you have arrived from Pumpkin Spice you are on the right track. If you get lost along the way, please visit our gracious host Nicolette from Beyond Scrapin' for the complete lineup.

For this hop I have created a card to honor all our veterans. I used some amazing free digis from Computerscrapbook.com and printed them out to the size I wanted. This card was super easy to make and I love the faded vintage look of this kit.

I also have a little Veteran's Day themed hop candy for you today. All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address. You do not have to become a follower but I would LOVE it if you did. I use my follower list as the #1 way I find new blogs to follow.

Hope you have enjoyed the hop so far. Your next stop is Linda from The Fruit of My Hands.

Have a fabulous Veteran's Day!
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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Winner of the Fall Halloween Blog Hop

Thanks to all of you that came by to hop with us during the Fall Halloween Blog Hop. I hope you all had a great time! The winner of my blog candy is.................


wonderful wreath. great colors

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fall/Halloween Blog Hop. If you just came from Denine's blog, Pumpkin and Spice then you are on the right track. If you get lost along the way, please visit our fabulous host Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin' for the complete line up.

I have recently been on a wreath making kick. I made one for halloween and now I have decided to make a fall wreath for this hop.

I bought this grapvine wreath for 40% off at Michaels as well as the berry and gold twigs for .99 cents each. I used 6 each of the twigs and wired them on securely with floral wire. I also used a little hot glue to secure them where needed.

I also found an "H" to use for .99 cents. It was white but I decided to glitz it up just a little with some gold and gold glitter acrylic paints. 

Here is my "H" after I blinged it up. I then glued it the wreath with some E6000. 

I found some beautiful wired ribbon for 1/2 off to use for my bow and viola....Here's my fall wreath.

Now on to some halloween themed blog candy.

To win my candy simply become a follower and leave a comment including your email addy. Easy Peasy!!

Next, hop on over to Kari's blog PurpleFuntastick Creations.
Enjoy the hop!
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Halloween Trick or Treat Hop WINNER!!!

Before I announce the winner of the Halloween Trick or Treat Blog Hop, I want to thank everyone for the fabulous comments and give a warm Welcome to my new followers as well.

Now on to the winner......

BloggerLeah said...
Patti...WOW! This is great!!! I love these pumpkins!!! I have done them with my son. He loved putting them together. We'll have to make some this year again.
I put all the comments in the order they were received from both days and numbered them. I then used random.org to choose the winner.

Leah I am sending you an email as we speak!! Congratulations!

Since you are all here, I will announce my next Hop coming this weekend. The Fall & Halloween Blog Hop, hosted by the super talented Nicolette from Beyond Scrapin'. I will have more blog candy for this one as well. So I hope to see ya'll then!!

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Trick or Treat Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Halloween Trick or Treat Blog Hop. If you just came from Janice's Blog: www.cricutconfessions.com then you are on the right track. If you get lost along the way, please visit our fabulous host Kathryn at www.creationswithkathryn.com for the complete lineup.

My project for today is a super easy paper strip pumpkin. These pumpkins would be a fabulous craft to do with your little ones as well. For this pumpkin I used 12 paper strips (2"x12"). You can get 6 strips from 1 piece of 12x12 cardstock.

I created an svg file of some leaves and vines. I then cut them with my beast...the Lynx. I attached them to the top of the pumpkin along with a ribbon and raffia bow. To download the free leaves/vines for this pumpkin click the following link: PUMPKIN LEAVES
For a great tutorial on making these cute punkin's, visit All Free Holiday Crafts.

Like I said, these are so super easy to make and look great as home decor. 

Now, onto some blog candy....


Become a follower and;
Leave a comment along your email addy.

If you didn't stop by yesterday, you can leave a comment on my Day 1 post as well for another chance to win!! Just scroll down to the previous post. When you have finished the hop, come back by and check out my free halloween svg files!!

Your next stop is the very talented Leah from http://leahscarddesigns.blogspot.com/.
Stay Crafty!!
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Halloween Trick or Treat Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the Halloween Trick or Treat Blog Hop. If you just came from Janice's Blog: www.cricutconfessions.com then you are on the right track. If you get lost along the way, please visit our fabulous host Kathryn at www.creationswithkathryn.com for the complete lineup.

I couldn't wait to get started on my project for this hop. I have been watching some amazingly talented crafters make some fabulous holiday wreaths online, so I decided to make a halloween wreath for our front door. I wanted to do something a little different with this one. I used the materials you see here. All of these items were on sale at Micheals for 40% to 50% off. The price made this wreath even more tempting to work on! The wreath form shown is 12" in diameter. I used about 14 spools of 1" ribbon (3yds ea). The wider the ribbon, the less you have to use.

I cut the ribbon into 6" long strips and began tying them randomly around the wire wreath form.

Next, I painted the letters and glued them to the skeleton so that it looked like he was holding them.

Lastly, I made this decorative bow from this sparkly black ribbon to finish off the look of the wreath.

And here is what it looks like all finished. I love it!! I am thinking about purchasing some battery powered lights to add to it as well.

It did take some time to tie all the ribbon on, but after I finished it, I really love the look of it!! I am thinking of doing one for Christmas as well.

Now, onto some blog candy....


Become a follower and;
Leave a comment with your email addy.

Easy, right?? Hope you liked my project today. Come back tomorrow and leave a comment as well for another chance to win!! When you have finished the hop, come back by and check out my free halloween svg files!!

You next stop is the very talented Leah from http://leahscarddesigns.blogspot.com/.
Stay Crafty!!
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Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Trick or Treat Hop Tomorrow...

Don't forget to join us this weekend for the Halloween Trick or Treat Blog Hop. This is a two day hop filled with fabulous Halloween themed projects created by some amazing crafters. This hop is hosted by the wonderfully talented Kathryn from Creations with Kathryn. Hope to see you back here tomorrow!!
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Monday, October 10, 2011

My Memories Suite v2 WINNER!!

First I would like to thank My Memories for allowing me to share their software with one of my followers. Now on to the winner...

Random.org chose #5

Lisa said...I like the Sweet Caroline digi kit. I liked the vibrant colors perfect for scraping my granddaughters photos.

Congrats to Lisa H.!!

 I have no contact info for you Lisa, so please respond by Thursday at midnight EST or I will have to choose another winner. Please email your email address to phurlburt@shortnscrappy.com to receive your gift code for this fabulous free software. You are gonna love it!!

Didn't win but still really want this great software....you can use this code STMMMS6214 to receive a special $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software.

Stay Crafty!!
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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Giveaway.....LAST CHANCE!!!!

This is the last day for the My Memories Suite v2 giveaway. Before I share the link I wanted to show you some freebies that they just shared.

To get these free fast pages simply follow their facebook page HERE. They also have more wonderful halloween digis that would be fabulous as print and cuts for your next paper project!! LOVE THEM!

To win your very own My Memories Suite v2 software click HERE and follow the instructions! This giveaway ends tonight at midnight ET. Goodluck!
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Freebie and Giveaway!!

I've been working on some upcoming Halloween projects for a couple of blog hops I am participating in. So, since I have created a new digi stamp for one of them, I have decided to share with all you fab followers. This circle digi stamp would look great used with a circle punch and an embellishment in the center. Simply right click then left click on "Save picture as". Select your preferred file location then click "Save".

Also, I wanted to remind you all about my My Memories Giveaway. Don't pass up the chance to win this amazing software (an $80 value). Click HERE to go to my giveaway post.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

My Memories Suite Giveaway....

If you missed my previous post about the My Memories Suite v2 giveaway, you can read it HERE. Don't miss your chance to win the awesome software!!!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Memories Suite Software Review and Giveaway...

I was recently asked to review the My Memories Suite software. I must say that I was very sceptical at first, simply because I have had some not-so-great experiences with scrapbooking software in the past. I do, however, love hybrid scrapbooking and creating photo gifts for my family. After trying this software, I have to say that it is pretty awesome. It is super easy to use. Also, the My Memories team have put some amazing digital kits together and they are priced so that even I can afford them. They also have FREEBIES!!! Anyone who knows me is very aware that I love a good freebie. I would definitely recommend this software to all my digi scrappers, hybrid scrappers and all others who love to create photo gifts. I definitely wouldn't promote this software if it was something that I wouldn't use myself. Wanna see my first project made using the My Memories Suite software???? Of course you do...

I used the "I'm Falling for You", "Funky Fall" and the "Walk in Splendor" collections. This image could be used as a scrapbooking layout but I've decided not to do that. I exported it to a JPG image and have printed it out on 5x7 photo paper and I am going to frame it as a gift for my mother who lives out of state. Now, all I have to do is find the perfect frame!! That will be my next mission!

Every year at Christmas I give my In-Laws a photo book of my kids. (Usually ends with my MIL crying happy tears!). With this software I can create my own designs with personalized elements of my own instead of trying to choose premade page layouts from those online design centers. They hardly ever turn out that great when you have to choose from a limited source. This software will also allow me to work on one page at a time throughout the year instead of rushing to get their entire photo book done just before Christmas. For me, this convenience alone is worth the purchase of this software.

I know you want more info, so please check out this video...

Super cool..right?? And to make it even more cool, My Memories has generously offered to give one of my lucky followers their very own My Memories Suite v2 software for FREE!

This giveaway will End on October 9th at Midnight EST. I will announce the winner on October 10th.

To be eligible to win this free software please complete the following:
1. Become a follower of my blog if you aren't already.
2. Go to mymemories.com have a look around and leave a comment telling me your favorite digi kit.

For extra chances to win, complete one or all of the following then come back to this post and leave extra comments for each one completed:
1. Follow me on twitter- http://twitter.com/#!/shortNscrappy.
2. Follow the My Memories Blog- http://blog.mymemories.com/
3. Follow My Memories on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/pages/MyMemories/140359372717593
4. Follow My Memories on Twitter- http://twitter.com/#!/mymemoriessuite

Please let My Memories know that Shortnscrappy.com sent you:)

Don't want to wait for the giveaway???? You can use this code STMMMS6214 to receive a special $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the MyMemories.com store - $20 value!)

Good luck to all my fab followers!!
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Yep, I am finally taking the plunge and starting a twitter account. I know, I know, it's about time!! So, for all my twittering crafters out there please, please follow me on twitter and I will follow you as well! Simply click the icon below.

Follow shortNscrappy on Twitter

Also, I would love for you to take a peek at some previous posts I made around Halloween of last year. You will find some free svg files as well as some jack-o-lantern patterns! Click HERE to check them out!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I'm Back!!

We are finally all moved and settled in. I have missed blogland soooo much!! Just wanted to stop in and say hello to all my awesome followers who stuck with my bitty blog while I was away. Also, while I'm here, I wanted to share some blog hop info for a couple of upcoming hops I will be in. I can't wait to start crafting again and hope to see you all back here for the following hops!

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Moving again!!

Just wanted to let all my followers know that I haven't forgotten about you! I am in the process of moving and will be back to blogland in a couple of weeks. Wish me luck on our house hunting and I will see you all back here very soon!!
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Monday, July 11, 2011

Winner of the Summer Fun Blog Hop.

Thank you all so much for hopping along with us this weekend. I hope you had a good time. Now onto the news you came for.................

The WINNER is ..............Melanie!!

Melanie Mason said... Makes me wanna go swimming! Great layout!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Melanie (your newest follower)

Congrats Melanie! Please reply to the email I sent by Thursday so that I can get your gift certificate to you! After that I will be MIA for a couple of weeks.
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