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Sunday, March 25, 2012

We are All of Us Stars!

Soooooo...... I failed to tell everyone when the end of the give away will be. Duh. I will be drawing the winner on April 7th and will notify the winner right away. Sorry. There's still time to play. Just follow the link: WOW Give Away .
Here's Sunday's Project:
I found this book box at Ross and just fell in love with it.

When I started to altered it, I realized I didn't want to deter from that gorgeous picture.
 I just added a handmade ribbon flower and used my Want2Scrap bling.  
Isn't she beautiful?
Here's a close up of the ribbon flower and I used Close to my Heart hatpins and button. 
The inside of the box just needed a little somethin' and I had a few Marilyn photos and hand wrote one of my favorite quotes from her.
You can't really tell here but I Utee'd the chipboard and added more ribbon to finish it off. I don't usually hand-write anything, not sure if I will again.... :)
Enjoy a wonderful week everyone.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


I promised something fun this week and here we go…..  I’m having my first give away. When I went to CHA this Winter (It’s Spring now, Surprise!), my very first booth was Suzy West and WOW embossing powders. The ladies there were so excited and so helpful. This was their debut. A young women came up to me as friendly as could be and her excitement was so intoxicating. Her name was Angel. As it goes, she told me she was Suzy’s daughter. She was just a doll! SO the next day I went to order, and I ran smack into Suzy. Another Doll!
We’ll get to the give away in a minute. I was always very honest when I went to all of these vendors and some, just a few, KNEW I was a newbie and not a big spender and well, let’s just say, not really interested in me. But Suzy said to me, “It doesn’t matter, If I treat you well now, you might be big someday and when you are, you’ll remember me and treat me well”. So true…..As far as I’m concerned THAT’s the way to do business and she has me singing her praises!
Wait….The giveaway and the product. If you take a trip over to Suzy’s Blog  or the WOW Blog, you will love love love all the vibrant colors available. It’s like being in a candy shop!  In honor of Spring and Easter, Here’s what I’m giving away……

Sorry about the flash....BTW, I'm taking a photography class!
6 WOW embossing powders, a carrying case (I love this) and a Suzy West set of stamps (aren’t they adorable?).  Retail Value of over 30 smack-a-roonies.
 Here’s the low-down:
·         Join me and Follow my Blog (Hey….I need followers)
·         Leave a comment
·         Visit and Like Lazy Cowgirl on Facebook
·         Visit and Follow Suzy’s Blog 
and... if you feel like it, mention the giveaway on your own blog.
One entry for each! Just let me know what you've done, I'll believe you!
Here’s the kicker……. When you get your product, it can’t sit on the shelf….You have create something and email me the picture. I will feature your project and shout out to your blog!
And you too can be a Lazy Cowgirl!
My only regret….. I didn’t buy enough, but that’s an easy fix. Thank you Suzy for being so kind to me! It will come back ten-fold to you. I just know it.
Whew. THAT was a long post. Happy Trails and thanks for playing along my friends.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Busy Busy Busy....

I have been away from the blogging world lately. It seems I say that a lot. My goal is to post at least once a week and that’s not happening so I think I’ll just accept that I’ll post when I can and try to be satisfied!
A couple of things going on….. If you’re heading to the Scrapbook Expo in Pleasanton, Ca this weekend, please stop by the ClearScraps booth. I’ll be there on Friday doing Make n’Takes. If you haven’t worked with Acrylic or even a bit afraid to, you just have to jump in and check it out. Those of you in my area, I’m going to be having a class on the mixable album. I’ll have a few kits available for sale too!
 Boy, I’m being long-winded! If you’re still with me….. Here’s a little project I created for a friend who gave me about ten 1940’s LIFE magazines. They are sooooo cool but oh my, you should read some of these articles. Amazing what they could get away with back then. I'm sharing with Unique Crafters Challenge for March. I'll be a guest Designer there in July!
Close to my Heart kraft card
Tim Holtz trim with Glimmer mist in Juniper
Bo Bunny Gabrielle Flight cardstock
Distress Ink – Tea Dye
acrylic paint – dry brushing

Glimmer Misting the white flowers and tag with Juniper was  a perfect match for the paper.
And the inside.
 AND…… one more thing……. If you’ve read this far…… I’m doing a give-away next week so check back…… I’ll just say “WOW”.

Happy Trails Everyone!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Monday

What a beautiful day we had this Sunday. I sat on the porch steps and watched my little dog, Daisy torment her best friend the cat, Dolly. Dolly lets her chew her ears and bite her throat and will just lay there loving the , uh, attention. When the dog leaves, she follows her everywhere so it must not be hurting her. 
My new friend Sandee @ In The Hills of North Carolina presented me with the Liebster Blog award. Thank you Sandee, you are a doll and we are going to be great friends. Not just because of the the award…J The purpose of the award is to spread the love to small blogs (under 200 followers). This helps to spread readership to us newbies……so THANK YOU Sandee.
It’s time to pay it forward and here are my 5 picks. Check out these talented bloggers. There are so many people (with lots of followers) that have been so generous by mentioning my blog, I’m happy to pass on the same kindness to others! Please visit them and show them some blogging love.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Hey Friends!

I’ve been away for a bit trying to get my act together and my business venture rollin’. I’m going slow and methodical which is unusual for me because I usually jump in and worry how deep it is later. Not this time! I think my ‘new and improved” approach is better and less expensive. So…… I’m sharing a few things. My Esty shop is now open. I only have 2 things up so far. Woo-hoo! Slow like the turtle…..
I’m doing my research for my retail website and hopefully that’s the next step. I writing a ton of goals to accomplish but I’m not going to overwhelm myself. I don’t know about anyone else, but me…… I’ll stop if I start to panic (big fault of mine). I’m just remembering to breathe.
Thank you to all my friends who keep encouraging me and saying “I Love It” even though they may not. And my endless remarks like “look at this, what do you think, well, I like it, why don’t you like it, etc. etc. etc.

I’ll leave you with this bowl of inspiration, my friend Jan created. She does amazing things with paper and I’ll be featuring her soon on the blog with her paper beading work. I hope it inspires you all to create this weekend!