Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Do you need a Challenge?

Hey Peeps! Check out Diecut Diva blog and enter their Customer Challenge. You have until April 15, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. to get your entries in. There is some great prizes to be won! If you are up for it, check it out here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Still waiting...

Kendra!? Are you out there, girl? I am still waiting to hear from you!!! We are waiting to send out that Blog Candy to you.

As for all you other Peeps...well, I am so glad you keep coming back to visit. Sorry that I have been going through a dry spell here. I know it's been a long time since I posted. I have been busy. I would like to say that it is because I have been overwhelmed with creativity and have been getting beautiful, inspired and creative projects done so that I can share. However, that would just be untrue.

What have I been up to? Life. Plain and simple. And it's been a struggle. I'm sure you have heard the saying, "If it doesn't kill ya' it will make ya' stronger". Well, that is how I feel these days. DH started a new job, with a different schedule and it's taking time to adjust to that. The health insurance issues to deal with are about to do me in. We can't afford the insurance offered thr0ugh his employer's group plan. The kiddos and I are fast approaching not having any health insurance at all. Scary. So my life is being consumed with details. And more details. And more details.

I am so thankful that DH has a job. Getting a new job during this time of economic fallout was definitely a gift from God. We certainly see His hand in all this and are waiting to see how HE works it out. Of course, there are still a lot of details requiring a human to deal with them. (Enter: Myself)

So, I am working behind the scenes at LIFE. Everyone does it, and most do it more successfully that I. However, I must still trudge on. The Lord leads and I follow. Even when the path is lighted one step at a time.

I will be back soon, Peeps. I promise.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Blog Candy Winners!!!!!!!!!

Well, it is. I wrote everyone's name down and my darling son drew the name out of the bowl. The lucky lady to receive a 4x4 and a 6x6 chipboard album from Creative Cuts and More, is:

Kendra - The Craft Addict said...
Too weird that the person above me is me but not me... LOL anyway, I love these boxes and since the only mini album I've made was a baby one for someone else, I'd LOVE to make on of my kids for my dh who works out of province 1/2 the month!!! Thanks for the chance to win some great candy!
March 4, 2009 4:46 PM

I had some ladies leave some wonderful ideas for mini-albums! Very creative ladies we have out there! I will be back to post a few of those ideas (and give the appropriate credit to the lady who posted it...) later. However, Kendra, we will need your contact info to mail out your goodies. If you will send me your info to me at gemstone828 at clearwire dot net, I will forward that info on to Terry at Creative Cuts and More!!

Thanks for playing along with us on this!!! If you want another chance to win prizes from Creative Cuts and More, hop back over to the Diecut Diva blog and check out a Customer Challenge that was just posted!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cool prizes to be won!!!

Have a try at winning a Cricut!
Check this out! And tell them Angie at www. sent you!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Not a Secret anymore!!

Hey there Peeps! Well, it’s time to let you in on the little secret I ‘ve been keeping!! First, my blog (yep, the one your are looking at!!) is part of a blog hop!! So, welcome to all those people who have hopped on over from Diecut Diva. (In fact, if you are just stopping by Gemstone Creations, you’ll want to hop on over there first…just to get the whole “effect”. You don’t want to miss out on any good stuff!!!) The Creative Cuts and More Blog Hop officially starts at Diecut Diva’s blog. Check her out, she always has super stuff going on over there!

So, here is a little peek at my project for the Blog Hop. Since our theme is Weddings…well, my project is a dress box. It’s diecut from smooth white cardstock and was so easy to put together. And of course, we couldn’t leave the little thing “naked”, now could we?? I used a stamp from “In the Garden” by Fancy Pants and stamped the front and back of the dress with Versamark. Then I embossed it with gold embossing powder. I also dug out some ribbon and bling bling. (Pink pearls by Mark Richards and rhinestones by Hero Arts.) I also added some Hottie Pink Shimmerz. (Just a touch!) Also, to keep those boxes held together…try out the Red Line tape. Check it out here.

I know the theme here is wedding, but these little favor boxes could be diecut out of a multitude of papers. (And Terry over at Creative Cuts and more has a BUNCH of choices.) and would make great favor boxes for Princess Birthday parties or even something for prom.

Now since you have all been so patient…I do want to tell you that because you are hopping along and participating in our Blog Hop…Terry has offered up some Blog Candy for me to give away. (She is one generous woman!!) . Hummm… you want to know what Terry is letting me give away?? How about a chipboard 4x4 album!!! Yep…that includes dividers, covers and pages. Also, included with that will be a 6x6 album too!! Which also includes covers, dividers and pages. They are fab!!! And one lucky person will receive both of them!!! So just leave me a comment and tell me the best idea you have for a mini album idea, and I will randomly choose one person to receive this fabulous gift from Creative Cuts and More. Comments will close at 11:59 p.m. (MST)on Thursday, March 5.

Also, be sure to check back this week at the Diecut Diva blog, as there will be a new Customer Challenge posted later in the week. Who would want to miss that?? Now, to check out more projects and prizes….hop on over to Carla's blog.