Category Archives: Crafts & DIY’s

Celestial: A Colorable Zodiac Journal Review

Celestial: A Colorable Zodiac Journal Review + Giveaway

I am a summer baby – July to be exact. When I was young I hated having my birthday in the middle of summer when all my friends were out-of-town.

There is also another element to having a summer birthday is that I am firmly in the astrological sign is in the Cancer time frame.

When I saw the new Celestial: A Colorable Zodiac Journal by Gabriel Picolo/Blue Star Coloring I decided to look and see how similar I am to the astrological description.  Continue reading

Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book Review

Color Your Mind: A Coloring Book for Those with Alzheimer’s and The People Who Love Them Coloring Book  Review + Giveaway

As we go through life, we accumulate a lifetime of memories and moments. Many of these are captured through photos and videos, but most of them exist in our minds.

Imagine as you get older, you begin to forget not only those precious memories but also things as simple as your own name and your loved ones names. While this progression can be quick, many times it is slow and painful for all parties involved.

While there currently is no way to stop this terrible progression from occurring, there are ways to stimulate memories. One new way is with a coloring book like Coloring Your Mind: A Coloring Book For Those With Alzheimer’s and The People Who Love Them by Maria Shriver/Blue Star Coloring. Continue reading

Stampin’ Up: Soft Sayings Card Kit Review

Stampin’ Up – Soft Sayings Kit Review + Giveaway

On June 1st, Stampin’ Up released their new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog, and it was choked full of new products and new kits. I compare the release of this catalog to the upcoming summer season. choked full of potential happiness and shared moments that are special. One of my favorite items in each of the yearly catalogs are the kits.

With each kit comes the stamps, ink, cards, envelopes and embellishments needed to complete a set of cards or other project. These are all in one kits that contain everything needed to complete a project if you are at the beach, river or your living room.

When I saw the Soft Sayings Card Kit, I thought of all the possibilities in this card kit, similar to the upcoming summer. I have mentioned before that card’s are simple easy sentiment’s that can be sent anytime, and for almost any occasion. With a simple card, the recipient knows we are thinking of them and celebrating them from afar. Continue reading

Make Your Summer Colorful Coloring Set Giveaway 

Make Your Summer Colorful: Coloring Set Giveaway

crayola-opening-with-crayon-focus Each day I try to incorporate a colorful view to everything I do and color is important to my life. It cheers me up when I’m down and can turn a sad day around.

With that I give you the opportunity to win with a Make Your Summer Colorful Giveaway that includes crayons, colored pencils and pens!

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Paper Pumpkin on Sale until June 10th

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up – 25% off Your First Three Months

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Expires June 10th, 2017

25% discount on June, July, and August 2017 Kits

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Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up boxes are available for $19.95/month, $55.00/3 months, $114.00/6 months and $215.00/12 months and the shipping is included in the cost. The 6-month is a total savings of about $6, about a $1 a month savings and the 12-month is total savings of about $24, about a $2 a month savings thus ends up totaling the amount of receiving one kit free. Prices as of 5/19/2017.

**Please note that you must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase this and past kits, click here to locate a demonstrator near you!**

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For more information about Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up, click here

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Color Your Spring – Crayola Air Marker Sprayer Giveaway

Color Your Spring: Crayola Air Marker Sprayer Giveaway

As  a crafter I am always looking for new and exciting ways to stretch my creative muscles! A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to review the Crayola Air Marker Sprayer and I loved it!

Since I loved it so much, I want to gift one reader their very own Crayola Air Marker Sprayer!

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Paper Pumpkin: A Sara Thing – April 2017 Kit Review

Paper Pumpkin – A Sara Thing – April 2017 Kit Review + Giveaway

The one thing I love to see in companies is when the CEO’s and executive teams get involved with each aspect their companies.

Back in March I had seen that the CEO of Stampin’ Up was curating her own kit. I knew that this would be a unique and a one of a kind kit!

The kits names for the April 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit is called “A Sara Thing” in honor of the CEO.

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Crayola: Color Wonder On-The-Go Giveaway

Crayola: Color Wonder On-The-Go Giveaway

As Spring continues, summer is on the horizon and with that comes summer travels. As I mentioned in my original review of these Crayola Color Wonder On-The-Go sets, they would have solved all my coloring and traveling problems.

Since summer is approaching I want to give everyone the opportunity for coloring on the go, that is why I am giving away 4 of the Crayola: Color Wonder On-The-Go sets!

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Make It By Hand Book Series Review

Make It By Hand: New England Paperscapes and Vintage Coloring & Craft Book Review and Giveaway

There is something about starting with a simple book and being able to create a whole city or town. When I was young I had a book that I could punch out shapes and images, that after colored and assembled, would create a whole cityscape.

As much as fun as I now remember that book was, honestly I had forgotten about it until I received the Make it By Hand Paperscapes and Vintage Coloring Book for review.

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How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Book Series Review

How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Series Review + Giveaway

There is no doubt that I am a creative person. I love to up-cycle items in my home, I love to use paper to craft cards and scrapbook layouts and I love to just doodle.

My entire life I have thought it would be neat to have the ability to draw cute things on the pages and cards I create, but I am never able to get past a bloated looking stick figure. As a crafter, I am dismayed that I can not draw event the simplest of images, and made a resolution that this year I would work on changing that.

Timing is a constant theme on this blog, and this item is not exempt from a case of perfect timing. When I received an email with an opportunity to review the How to Draw Cool Stuff – 3 Book Series I could not believe the timing, because the night before I started looking for a books that would help my drawing skills.

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