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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Exciting Announcement!!

Hey Everyone!
I am so excited that I can finally share some amazing news!!! I have been asked by Sarah over at to be a guest designer on her blog!! Yea! Sarah is awesome and has been releasing some amazing stamp sets!! Keep checking back as I will have lots of cards and projects that I will be doing with some of her sets :-)

Have a Great Day!!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winner of "Pink by Design" Stamps

Hey Everyone!
Sorry it took me so long to post the new winner. I had computer issues but it is all worked out now. I used to pick a winner. Congratulations Christine! I have contacted you and will get your stamps to you shortly.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I wish I had a set to give each of you but promise there will be more giveaways :-)

Have a beautiful day!


Friday, January 21, 2011

A Simple Sympathy Card

Hi Everyone,

Today I have a quick card to show you. Someone in our church just lost her husband this past week and I wanted to make a sympathy card for her and her family. Sympathy cards are the hardest for me because I never want to over embellish and take away the focus of the message inside.

I used my gypsy and Storybook cartridge to create this super simple card. I love how the black makes it stand out just enough from the blue without taking over the whole card. I used "Pink by Designs Scripted Year" for the sentiment.

Also, I never heard back from the second name that I drew so this is what I have decided to do. Leave a comment on this post with a way to get a hold of you. Tomorrow evening I will use to pick a winner of the "Pink by Design" Stamps. I really didn't think it would be this difficult to do a giveaway :-)

Have a wonderful Friday!


Sunday, January 16, 2011

A New Winner

Hi Everyone,
The winner I chose on Wednesday never contacted me so I used to pick another. Congratulations to

Please contact me at with your address so I can send out your "Pink by Design" Stamps!!
Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday!
Rebekah Ostrus

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bunco Anyone??

Hi Everyone,

I recently joined a monthly Bunco group and I am hosting this month. Of course, I had to add a little craftiness. I decided to make Bunco Score Sheet Notebooks. I found all of the paper and ribbon at Hobby Lobby. The sparkly pink brad was in the dollar section at Target a few months ago. I used my "Bind it All" to put it all together. Each notebook holds 40 3x5 index cards. I think they will be a fun addition to our group :-)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thank You!! We have a Winner!!!

Hi Everyone!

First, I would like to welcome all of my new followers!! I hope you will enjoy what I create as much as I enjoy creating it :-) Thank you also to all my faithful followers and your sweet comments! I read each and every one!

Sarah over at so graciously donated her "Scripted Year" Stamp set that I am giving away to one VERY LUCKY follower! I love this stamp set and use it everyday!

I am working hard to do a daily post with some type of card, layout or project! I am on facebook under Creatively Crafty and post there whenever I update my blog. I would love to see you over there :-)

Before I announce the winner, I wanted to post a card I just completed the other day for a wedding I am going to in April. I know, way ahead of time but I had to create it while it was fresh in my mind! The cartridge I used was Simply Charmed. I embossed it with my hearts Cuttlebug folder and the ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The little heart embellishment is from Michaels. The sentiment is (you guessed it) "Scripted Year" by Pink by Design!

And Now for the Winner:


Congratulations!! You have 48 hours to contact me at and send me your address!!

Thanks again to Sarah Pink Cricut and all of my new and old followers! I appreciate each and every one of you. I promise there will be more great giveaways in the near future!!

Have a Beautiful Day,


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Birthday Bash" Birthday card

Hi Everyone,

One of my good friends has a birthday coming up this weekend and I wanted to make her a special card. I wasn't sure what to do until I saw that Scrappy moms stamps were starting Terrific Tuesday Challenges twice a month on their blog. The theme for this challenge was Birthday Bash.
I found this adorable little bird sitting on a banner and thought it would be perfect. I cut it at 3 inches and and added some buttons and twine to finish it off.

I hope she likes it!

Have a great day!


Monday, January 10, 2011

5 away from a "Pink by Design" Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!!

I am so excited to be only 5 away from 100 followers!! I can't wait to give away "scripted year" from Sarah over at !! Help me spread the word! I am so close :-)

I also included a little project I was working on this weekend. We are in the process of potty training at our house and my son LOVES Mickey Mouse! My wonderful husband found "Mickey and Friends" at Michaels this weekend for $9.99 and got it for me! (Isn't he awesome??!!) I decided to use it on this fun Potty Chart! Everything but the "You did it" came from Mickey and Friends. The Saying is from "Beyond Birthdays"! I am going to laminate it so that he can put a sticker in each space when he goes potty :-) When all the spots are filled, we will take them off and start over.

Have a Fantastic Week!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Anniversary Card and Giveaway Reminder

Hi Everyone,

Yesterday, my husband and I celebrated our 9th Wedding Anniversary! Wow! I can't believe how time flies :-) I wanted to make him a fun card to give him with his gift and couldn't resist this elephant from the "Paisley" cartridge. I used my dots cuttlebug folder for the ears and then just wrapped some twine around with a couple of heart buttons on top. He loved it!

Also, Don't forget that when I reach 100 followers (only 11 to go) I will be giving away the "Scripted Year" stamp set by "Pink by Design". Sarah just released more stamp sets yesterday, go on over and check them out at !

Help me reach 100 followers so I can pick a winner :-)


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year Giveaway!

Happy New Year Everyone!! I took the entire month of December off to spend time with my family so that is why there haven't been any posts from me. I wouldn't exchange that valuable time for anything in the world. How bout we start 2011 off with a giveaway!! Sarah over at has been so kind to donate her "scripted year" stamp set! What a perfect stamp set to start off a new year :-) All you need to do is become a follower and eave me a comment telling me one goal you have set for this new year! When I reach 111 followers, I will use to pick a winner from the comments so send your friends on over to help me reach my goal!

Here are a couple projects I did for the New Year! The first is a cute idea I saw over at DCVW diary on how to make a quick cover for a bottle of sparkling cider. I used Storybook and Plantin School book. It was so simple and took no time at all. Its an easy gift idea :-) The second is a card using my Simply Charmed Cricut cartridge. The "celebrate" sentiment is from "Scripted Year" by If you aren't already a follower of Sarah, head on over and check out her blog, she is amazing!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!