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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

CSN Giveaway Winner!

I am so excited to finally be able to announce the winner of my CSN Giveaway! My contact there was on vacation and then got delayed because of all the winter weather! But she is home safe and I am so happy to say that the winner of the $35 gift card is......... Tammi!

Tammigirl said...

Thanks for extending the giveaway! I was hoping to find the quintessential argyle sweater and (because I totally cheated and let my husband know exactly where to find it) I did!

No really, I've been wanting this sweater for more than a decade and could never find the exact right one.

*Winner was chosen via

Congratulations Tammi, I hope you got the sweater you wanted, and now have fun doing some more shopping!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

CSN Giveaway extended!

Merry Christmas! I hope that everyone is having a wonderful day with their family and friends! I at way too much good food and spent time enjoying my loved ones and now I am relaxing!

I have good news for you too, if you haven't yet entered my $35 CSN Giveaway! My contact there is on vacation until the 28th (lucky her huh?) so since I won't be able to award the prize until then, I've decided to extend the giveaway!

Giveaway will now close at 9am MST Wednesday Dec 29th, winner will be announced by noon!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

$35 CSN Giveaway and a coupon from me!

I am so excited to have the opportunity to host an exciting giveaway for the CSN stores! In case you’re not familiar with them, CSN is comprised of over 200 online stores, where you can find everything from Delsey luggage to Le Creuset cookware.

After spending the last weeks or months doing Christmas shopping for everyone else in your life, you can get something to pamper yourself and there are lots of options to do that!

Here are some of my top picks: (all images linked)

And there is so much more! I literally lose time looking through the store! I know the winner is going to have a hard time choosing what to get with their $35 gift card!

And as a bonus, I’m going to give you 3 chances to win!

--First, leave a comment on this post with what you’re hoping to find under the Christmas tree!

--Get a second chance to win by following my blog. Leave me a comment so that I know to count it!

--Get a third chance to win by liking me on Facebook (you can do it right from this page over on the right hand side). Leave me a comment so that I know to count it! You do not need to be a new “liker”, if you’re already a fan it counts too!

Make sure to leave your email address in the comment, or the best way to get a hold of you if you win.

Giveaway closes Dec 26th at Noon MST, winner will be announced that evening!

Good luck to everyone!

Note: CSN only ships to the US and Canada and international shipping charges may occur in the event you ship your item to Canada.

Special thanks to CSN!

And yes, Christmas is only 3 days away! I hope you are more prepared than I am - I finally got my cards done and mailed but I still have lots of baking and wrapping to do! I plan on packing up cookies and treats in my Square Boxes and No Cut Bags :) Well I hope you’re more prepared than I am, but in case you’re not (or maybe want to get a head start on Valentine’s Day!) use coupon code wbdBlogDec25 to get 25% off your purchase from my store before Dec 31, 2010!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Prep and Landing

Hi! Sarah here! Little proud runner with scissor, though I have learned not to do it with my hybrid scissors. Now that was a bloody mess. Just kidding. I haven't cut myself, I promise :) I'm good with the scissors! ;)

Actually, I've been working on designing myself a CT binder :O I'm on a few CTs and while, for the most part, the rules are the same, they each have their own release days. So, I have to be able to keep track on who has what releasing when :O

So, here's how it's starting:
Pretty cool right? My kids are having fun watching it grow, and giving me suggestions on what to add next. My next goal is to find a binder with the ability to change the front cover (maybe even the back cover).

So, what's your big hybrid project for the new year? Share with me ... us!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

RAK on Ramona's blog!

Laura made an adorable set of 6 cards using both sets of my card templates to give to her mom - just look at them - gorgeous!

And even better - she's giving away a set - printed and mailed to you! How cool is that?

Head on over to Ramona's Blog and leave a comment before Tuesday to be entered to win!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Are you ready?

For Christmas?  I’m not!  I won’t be doing much shopping this year, but I haven’t even started.  I have a total of 3 Christmas cards made.  Yup.  3.  Only about 100 to go, right?  I am such a procrastinator and always have such big plans but I never have enough time.   But I have 3 new products in the store today to help you get everything done more quickly!


For your cards or layouts:


And to add a personal touch to your hybrid gifts and cards:


And all 3 are 25% off today only!

Are you ready to see the 3 cards I have done so far?




It’s a start right? :D

And check out more gorgeousness!

by Shelly:


by Sarah:


by Supreme Christina:


by Angie (Down This Road Designs)


I love that these templates are not holiday specific, so I know I’ll use them over and over again - we do have Valentine’s Day around the corner after all!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Hybrid Ornaments and 2 RAKs!

Are you ready to have the best dressed tree on the block?  I have 3 new ornaments in the store today to help you use your digital kits to bring your tree to life!



Save $2 when you buy the bundle!


I am also giving you 2 chances to win the bundle!

HERE at Brownie Scraps and HERE at DST!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Kids Can Be So Sweet

Cards for Kids

My kids found out that their bus driver, Kelly, had been rear-ended, and asked if they could make her a card. How sweet is that? So, I went to work doing the Photoshop part, using a premade template that I had (some really cute ones are available at Brownie Scraps :)).

Then, I gave them some gel pens and let them decorate, and sign their own name.

They had a blast, and they felt so good about making something for someone they really like.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Happy December!!

Can you believe it's December already???  Where did this year go?  If you're anything like me, you find yourself making a LOT of treats in December.  I'm always looking for new recipes to try and hoping to find some new favorites.  Last month I was in charge of the faculty birthday treats from the PTA at my kids' elementary school, so I decided it was the perfect chance to try out some new ones.  I made a bunch of dessert bars and then found myself wondering how to serve them.  I found some huge platters and piled them high with desserts.  It looked delicious, but how would the teachers know what kind of bars they were choosing?  I found the perfect solution in Wendy's store.

These place cards are so cute and were perfect for labeling my yummy treats.  Since they were supposed to be birthday treats, I used pieces of just about every birthday kit in the Brownie Scraps store and came up with these fun cards.

Here's what it looked like with the treats.  Mmmm...

You can find the templates for the place cards and some cute matching napkin rings HERE in the store.  And I can't show you those yummy treats without sharing the recipe, so if you're looking for some fabulous cheesecake bars for your December treats, I highly recommend this one.  Enjoy!

Cherry Cheese Bars
1 c walnut pieces, divided
1-1/4 c flour
1/2 c brownie sugar
1/2 butter
1/2 c coconut

2 pkg (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
2/3 c sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling*

Heat oven to 350.  Grease 13x9x2-inch pan.  Chop 1/2 c nuts coarsely.  Reserve for topping.  Chop remaining 1/2 c nuts finely.  For base, combine flour and brown sugar in medium bowl.  Cut in 1/2 c butter until fine crumbs forom.  Add 1/2 c finely chopped nuts and coconut.  Mix well.  Resreve 1/2 c crumbs for topping.  Press remaining crumbs in bottom of pan.  Bake at 50 for 12-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Do not overbake.  For filling, combine cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in small bowl.  Beat at medium speed until well blended.  Spread over hot baked base.  Return to oven.  Bake 15 minutes.  Do not overbake.  Spread cherry* pie filling over cheese layer.  Combine reserved coarsely chopped nuts and reserved crumbs.  Spinkle over pie filling.  Return to oven.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Do not overbake.  Cool in pan on cooling rack.  Refrigerate several hours.  Cut into 2-1/2 inch bars.  Makes 3 dozen.

*You can substitute another flavor pie filling for the cherry pie filling.