Saturday, February 27, 2010

Blog Candy

Alright kids, I have been perusing a lot of blogs lately and have stumbled onto quite a few blog candy giveaways. I don't have pictures for all of them, but I will let you know what you can win for the ones I don't have pictures for.
This is Robin's Egg Blues huge giveaway. Closes the 28th, that's tomorrow, so better hurry up.
This one is Pink Star Creations, and it will close tomorrow as well.

This one is 2 Bags Full, she's going on vacation and plans to bring fun surprises back, it closes on March 1st.
This one is Jacque's Joie De Vivre, she gets to play with Flower Soft and is giving some away. It ends on February 28th.
This one is Brynwood Needleworks, she is getting to 300 posts and wants to celebrate, it ends on February 28th.

OK, that's all the pictures I have, but there are still more.
Sweeet Designs by Cheryl is celebrating her first Blogiversary and giving away:
1. Sugar Nellies
2. 1 dino stamp set from QKD
3. 2 Magnolias
4. 1 Sugar Plums
5. 2 stamping bella sentiments
6. 1 High Hopes
7. 4 flower clusters
8. pack of brads, gems and flower brads
9. Flowers, buttons, charms, heart brads, ducky eyelets, silver eyelets.
Her giveaway ends on March 1st.
PartiCraft LTD is giving away unmounted stamp sets, shrink plastic, polished pigments from luminarte, mounted stamp collage-able and stained glass stamp, lots of Tim Holtz stuff and sparkly/glittery things, it closes when they hit 600 followers and they already have 553.
Scappin' til the cows come home is giving away stamps, tags, ribbon and a whole lot of bling. This giveaway closes on March 5th.
A Latte Inkin' Fun is giving away stamps, paper lace and paper, her giveaway ends on February 28th.
Prima is giving away 2 prize baskets worth up to $100 they will be drawing 2 winners, one from the US and one international. It closes on February 28th.
The Paper Affair is giving away buttons and lacy things and flowers, it closes on February 28th.
True's Gift's from the Heart has a big giveaway of buttons, paper, chocolate, stamps, flowers, ribbons, and anything else she can squeeze into the box. It closes on February 28th.
Dar's Crafty creations is giving away ribbons, and tape and chipboard and more. This one closes on March 1st.
Go, enjoy, maybe we'll all win something.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's over.

I want to thank everyone who participated in my One World, One Heart Giveaway. As of 12:00AM this morning, the comments were closed, as I wasn't up at that time, anything posted after that was not included in my drawing. I picked out of the people that had an active blog only (active meaning posted in 2010) and counted them up and then put that number into the random number generator. I came up with #56 which was Micki for the surprise/paper package, #172 which was Jules for the supply package and #115 which was martha brown for the handmade/altered item.
I have posted here on this post and on my One World, One Heart post as well as posted on their blogs that they won. If they do not get back to me by Feb 18th, I will draw someone else for their prizes.
Looks like I will be working on those prizes today and throughout the week, as I haven't even started on them (SHHH!!! Don't tell).

Also want to say thank you to Twinkietinydog, as I won a nice picture book from her and also thank you to Kathy, as I won a cute little bear from her.
Once again, thank you everyone for participating.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

January's Black & White

OMG, I'm behind again, seems to be the story of my life sometimes. Anyways, for my collageATCs group, the theme for January was black and white, now a lot of people in the group decided to only use the colors black and white and they turned out gorgeous, but by the time I put my cards together I was plenty sick of white and gray, so I added colors.
The top two cards here, I was given the background on the first one and decided to add a bunch of brightly colored buttons to it. On the right I was given the background and the piano keys, I thought for sure it needed to be a music themed card, so I added the music sheet and the lyre(I'm not really sure what this instrument is), they're both from a box I received a Christmas gift in.
The left card I was given the soccer ball, this little girl was on that same Christmas box and she looked like she was playing soccer, so I made her play soccer, it's just her and markers. On the right I was given the background and the black things in front of the flower pot. I received that flower pot in a gift exchange through my collageATCs group, and you can't tell from the picture but those black things are velvety feeling.
The right card I was given the photocopied money and the currency quote at the bottom of the card. The background (that you can't really see) is a bunch of bright colored circles, I was orgically going to put another piece of paper with circles onto it, but when it didn't look very good on the background, I took it off and it left behind the black, which I thought was pretty cool and did that to the whole card.
The left card I was given the snowman on the top, the tiny snowman in the bottom right corner, and the googly eyes. I collect snowmen, so I have a few snowman stamps, I felt I needed a nice snowman party on this card, after I layed them on it, it needed something more, so I added the snowflake ribbon and the googly eyes.

The left card I was given everything on the card, the presents on the side are a ribbon, and the snowflake is a domed resin sticker.
The card on the right I was given the owl and the beads hanging down from him. The background paper is from a big 12x12 stack of paper I got for Christmas.
The card on the left I was given all the elements, I just felt they needed a little color, which I added with markers.
The card on the right I was given the teacups and the cup quote. I was originally going to color in the cups with pink and green to go with the background, but after I glued them down, I liked the simplicity of them and left them alone.
This month's theme is neon. I usually wait until the end of the month to my cards, because then I have everyone else's cards to get inspiration off of.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Tax question

Here's a question for all the people in the US that sell stuff on Etsy: do I have to worry about the income I make from etsy on my taxes? My dad usually helps me with all my tax questions and has said in the past that I don't have to worry about my profit from Etsy, but I was on Etsy today reading this article and it says I have to file a form for my profits on etsy. I know I've made barely over $100 with both of my stores combined, and I sure don't do it full time, so it's not like I'm really investing a lot in it (I know, I should be doing more).

Any comments would (hopefully) be helpful.