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How about a Giveaway? February 2, 2009

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It’s been a while…  There are a couple of kits clubs with JB Soup products in them this month.  Zany Zinnia is one featuring some of our products.  The “Notorious” kit has several products including…




The “Black Text” Alphabeans.  “Black Beans” from the Black Bean Collection and “Lemon Juice” from the Cold Raspberry collection.  Love it!  Thanks Stacy!


If you’re interested in winning this kit all you have to do is post a comment with your best Valentine memory.  If you don’t have one…sorry ;-(  …just post something about Valentines Day.


The winner will be chosen via on Friday February 6th at 9:00PM EST. 


Good Luck!



Paper, Paper, Paper January 24, 2009

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Sorry I’m late with the winners…been working on the booth again.  The 3 collections of paper go to…


#73 Cindy – Congrats!

Love Minestrone-lots of my favorite colors going on. Have a blast at CHA! You will be tired but it’s a good tired. Sure wish I was going this year!


#15 Kim Moreno – Congrats!

WOW!! I just found your blog through Kimbers and I just lOVE everything you are releasing!! Best of luck at the show!!


#5 Heather T. – Congrats!

It’s impossible to pick, but I think White Beans wins. Great stuff….and thanks for the chance!


I will send you an e-mail soon to get your info. 

Thank you everyone for participating!!!  We’ll do another giveaway soon!

Nite, Nite.



And the winner of the kit goes to… January 7, 2009

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Jamie!  Congrats Jamie!  Leah picked you!  I’ll send you an e-mail to get your address.


Happy 2009! My goal for this year is to learn more about my camera and how to take better photos. In addition, I want to learn more about Photoshop – starting a class tomorrow!


Jamie has offered to share everything she learns in the class.  Ha!  Just kidding.  I’m sure we could all use some tips Jamie…if you ever want to share. 🙂 


Thank you everyone for participating! 


Have  a good night!



Happy 2009! January 5, 2009

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Hi Everyone!  Happy 2009!

Thank you for being patient with me on my break!  I’ve got lots of good stuff to share…now, where to begin.  How about if we start with a giveaway??? 


"Create My Kit" - January "First Crush" Layout Kit


Create My Keepsake is using Jillibean Soup Alphabeans in 2 of their kits this month.  I’m going to giveaway the January “First Crush” kit (as seen in the photos above).  All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me one thing you hope to accomplish in 2009.  The winner will be picked by Leah on Wednesday January 7th at 9:00PM EST.

 UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

Good Luck!



And the winner of the stamp set is… December 23, 2008

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#14 Sue – congrats!!!  I will send you an e-mail to get your info.

I saw a couple movies this year , can’t say either one was a favorite but I did see ” I am Legend ” on dvd and I really liked that one .

Thank you everyone for participating! 

That’s it for the giveaways this year.  Happy Holidays to all of you!  Wishing you many blessings in 2009!



One more giveaway… December 22, 2008

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How about this adorable stamp set for Hero Arts?  I’ll throw in some Jillibean Soup too (some cute tree/bird papers and goodies to go with them). 

Comments, hmmm…what should be talk about this time?  How about movies…what was your favorite movie of 2008.  I don’t get to see movies very often, so when I pick one…I want it to be good.  Anyone have any good recommendations?  Leave a comment and the winner will be picked via tomorrow at 9:00PM EST.  

Good Luck!



And Another Giveaway… December 21, 2008

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How about a $25 gift certificate for Two Peas in a Bucket.   They just got their shipment of 2009 Hero Arts stamps.  You could purchase one of these…


Cute, cute stuff over there! 

All you have to do is leave a comment about any cool traditions you do for the holidays.  If you don’t have anything to share…just say “hi”. 

Good Luck!  The winner will be picked tomorrow at 9:00PM EST via  I think we’ll have one more giveaway before Christmas…be sure to check back!

Night, Night!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.



Another giveaway December 19, 2008

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Yum!  Love the sprouts!  They’re about as yummy as the peppermint bark!  I’ve used them for all sorts of stuff (not just scrapbooking)!  Sooooo, how about we give away some?  The winner will get 5 packs of sprouts.  All you have to do is leave a comment about your favorite Christmas cookie or treat.  The winner will be picked via Sunday night at 9:00PM EST.  Then, check back for another giveaway!

Have a great weekend!

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.



Pillow Boxes and a Giveaway December 18, 2008

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Look at these very cute pillow boxes!  Karen made these using the new Stampin’ Up Pillow Box BigZ die and her Cuttlebug.  If you don’t have the die you can use this template.  They look so cute with JB Soup papers!  Thanks Karen!


Karen also sent over this beautiful Christmas card.  She used another new die from Stampin’ Up (Top Note BigZ) for Santa’s background.  I’m guessing the Stamp is from Stampin’ Up too – right Karen?  Love it with JB Soup “Brown Sugar”.

 Speaking of Stampin’ Up…let’s do a giveaway.  I’ve become quite fond of this punch….stampin-up-punchI have an extra one to giveaway.  All you have to do is leave a comment with a shout out to Karen.  Just say “hey” or whatever you would like (be nice). will pick a winner tomorrow night at 9:00 EST.  Then we’ll have another giveaway so keep checking back! 

Have a great night!

*UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.



Brown Paper Bag Album December 7, 2008

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Yesterday, Karen and I did make n’ takes for B&B’s 2nd anniversary celebration.  Thank you everyone who made the trip in inclement weather.  I posted this mini-book last week and said I would post instructions this week.  I left a few of the kits at B&B and they will be available for purchase for $5.00.  Also, for you bloggers who are not local, if you would like a kit, send me an e-mail. 

Here’a pic of the finished album…instructions will follow.






To make the book, simply take 2 brown paper bags (lunch bags) and lay them out in opposite directions.  Put one on top of the other and fold together.  When it’s folded this way, you will create 2 pockets on the sides – we will add paper inserts for these pockets.






Next you’ll want to add 2 holes to bind your book with ribbon.  You can use any hole punch for this.




Add the ribbon and tie into a bow or knot.




Now we’ll start putting the pages together.  The first thing I did was ink all of the edges of my paper.  This is optional.  I used black ColorBox Catseyes  (see photo below) to do this.  To “ink”, I dab the ink pad down the edge of the paper.






Next, I ripped the edges (both edges) of the Black Bean paper.  This will be used on the front page and page 5 for the Sprout pocket.  If you do not have a tearing strip, you can rip by hand.  I recommend that you pull the paper towards your body while ripping. 




Next, you’ll add the Chopped Onion paper.  Then you’ll add your torn Black Bean paper as shown in the photo.  The scalloped title comes next. 




I added the red scallop first, then the star-Journaling Sprout (a package of red Sprouts are included with the kit).  Next comes the black scallop and the titles “Life’s Joy”.  The “Life’s” was made using the Dymo label maker and the “Joy” was cut with the “Opposites Attract” Cricut cartridge.  I also added some snowflakes throughout.  I used Martha Stewart’s snowflake punch for these.   Please note…all of these items are included in the kit.




Pages 2 and 3…add the Chopped Celery paper first.  Next, I added a mini brown bag for a pocket. I covered this with a little bit of JB Soup black polka ribbon, another Journaling Sprout and another snowflake.  The 2nd page can be used for adding photos.




Pages 4 and 5 are similar to the last page.  Add the Chopped Onion paper to page 5.  Then to create a pocket for the Sprout, I added the torn Black Bean paper and only used adhesive on the outsides and bottom of the paper.  This will create a pocket for the Sprout.  Add a snowflake to the Sprout.





Pages 6 and 7 have a small piece of the Pinch of Garlic Salt paper on page 6 with a black scallop and snowflake.  Photos can be added to the rest of the page.




The back of the book has Chopped Celery on it.


In addition to the pages, I added some inserts to the pockets. 






I used the Pinch of Garlic Salt paper and added a large red scallop for the tab – I added 2 of these for the 2 pockets.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask!


I also said I would be doing a giveaway if I had extra kits.  Soooo, how about another giveaway to include: the kit, the snowflake punch, some bling and a Dymo label maker (everyone needs one of these :)).

All you have to do is post a comment about snow – whether you like it, don’t like it or some other funny story. will pick the winner on Wednesday at 9:00pm EST. 

Good Luck!