Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Random Post and GIVEAWAY!

Hi everyone!

In honor of Wednesday - the middle of the week, the day that some look at as barren wasteland and others view as HUMP day because we can see over that hump to Friday - I have some fun cards to share along with a giveaway.

First, I will share with you the cards. I am absolutely loving the Random collection by Crate Paper. At Summer CHA I fell in love. Now that I've actually gotten to cut into it and play around, I love it even more. The patterns and colors go so well together and have the variety that I adore. Also, the buttons are divine! Crate Paper makes my favorite buttons. No doubt about it!

I love that the chipboard elements are identical to the die cuts. So I can choose to either use the dimension of the chipboard or I can use the flat die cuts. I decided to use the die cuts for the word happy and for the cupcake. And now I'm noticing how amazing the dimension is on that cupcake holder. In person, you can tell it's flat but in this photo, I feel like you can almost reach out and feel the texture of the folded ridges.

Check out that cute button! Love.

For this card I decided to use the chipboard female shape. It almost felt wrong to use it on top of the same type of pattern paper but I love how it turned out. Crate always includes cool border stickers to use and this collection was no exception.

Ooooooh another pretty button!

I'm still in love with this collection and can't wait to make more cards and other projects with it! I also altered a notebook that I'll have to take a photo of eventually.

Okay. So I have recently purged through a lot of my scrapbooking supplies. At first, I felt weird thinking about doing a giveaway because it's stuff I no longer want. But then I thought, one person's junk is another person's treasure! Right? Except it's not junk. No way. It's pretty stuff. And most of it is never been touched product. All of the items packaged have never been opened. The paper has never been cut. The stickers are completely in tact. And I've mixed some old with the new.

I've got a stack of pretty papers here. Some Basic Grey Basics, Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology and a few other sheets from random collections, some random Jillibean Soup papers and then one sheet each from the NEW Winterfairy Tales collection by Websters. I also threw in the alpha stickers from this collection. Mixed in with this fun little prize pack are two packages of Thickers, some stickers sheets from SRM, Scenic Route chipboard, Jenni Bowlin stickers, Making Memories holiday stickers, Jillibean Soup stickers, chipboard shapes, Flair and Details stickers from American Crafts, various ribbons and I think that's just about it.

Fun, right? Do you see anything that you like or makes you say "AUGH! I've wanted that!!!" ???

I'd love to pass this stuff onto someone who will enjoy it and create to their hearts content with it. Could it be you? I'm not advertising this giveaway. (Aka... not going around to sites to say "I have a giveaway on my blog!") My only motivation is to bless someone else with some super fun product and who reads my blog. So just leave me a comment and I'll choose a winner on December 2nd. I need to get it out of here quick so we'll have a quick turnaround. Merry Christmas! (P.S. I can only afford to ship this off to someone in the U.S. I'm so sorry but I just can't budget the shipping price beyond that!) :(

And that's it. Just a comment. You can just say "Hi." and you will be eligible to win. If you want to leave a comment about the Crate Paper collection but DON'T want to be eligible, just let me know in the comment.

Yay! I can't wait to send this off.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!



Julie J said...

They are lovely cards. We did a take your unwanted stash and swap at a crop I went to last weekend. And you are absolutely right - other people trash is another's treasure.

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love your cards! and your giveaway is so awesome--I would love to play those products!

I've been your follower for while..

Bonita Rose said...

oh my Melissa.. how nice of you to do this.. wow! I'm putting my hat in the ring.. I see some of this stuff I would absolutely LOVE LOVE to use!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

I love the cupcake!!! If I lived in the US I would love the RAK:) So nice of you to pass it on.

Judy said...

So nice of you to "pay it forward". It always makes me happy to do that too. Thank you for the chance.

jan farnworth said...

your cards are great and love your blog thanks for the chance to win some of your past treasures. it will definately be loved and well used at my scrapbook room. have a great wednesday.

Joanna said...

How wonderful giving away the stuff you know you won't use. Thanks for the opportunity.

Connie said...

I don't have the CP you have but I did get the peppermint collection and love it. You can't go wrong with CP~great prize package {exclude me}!! Love your cards!!!!

Christina said...

Your cards are so pretty!! :)

It is so generous of you to do such an awesome giveaway-how kind!

And brunettes rock! (Love your blog name!) :)

Christa said...

Those are great cards Melissa! No need to enter me for the giveaway-my stash also runneth over!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Such pretty cards, Melissa! I'd love a chance to play with those fun products. :) Thank you!

Pamela said...

Love your cards!! :)

Kristy Mutchler said...

Hi Melissa,

I'd love a chance to play with those fun supplies. I am new to scrapbooking and my stash is meager! But I am out and about on the Internet looking for Blogs to add to my list for Scrappy Inspiration. Glad to find you!