Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Favor Boxes (featured @ So Creative blog)

It's the holiday season and I was thinking...hmmmm....  What kind of crafty gift can I create and give to a few friends?  Here's what I came up with...

Christmas Favor Boxes

Each one is full of "bite size" candy and the perfect treat for all of the people that I see regularly.  I also created a little tag, used my single hole punch to punch a hole and tied it on with curly ribbon (so they'd know it was from little ol' me).  I handed these out today and they were a big hit.  Everyone loved my little candy boxes.  These can also be used as party favors or even hang them on the Christmas tree as ornaments, better yet, drop them in Christmas stockings.  When Valentine's day rolls around stuff them with sweet sayings (or more candy) for your hubby or loved ones. 

This is my first batch of Christmas favor boxes. I'm planning to make more for the family.  I'll hand them out on Christmas Day along with their other gifts...can't wait to see eveyone's smiling faces.

Have a Merry Christmas!!!

GUESS WHAT!!!!!  These cute, little, Christmas favors were featured over at the So Creative blog.  Yaaaaaay, exciting!

Happy Crafting,

Winner of My Memories Suite

And the winner of the My Memories Suite is ......

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing

Congratulations Kelli,  I'll email you all the details.

Remember, if you didn't win you can use the $10 discount on the purchase of the My Memories Suite and a $10 coupon for the My Memories store. That's a $20 value and just in time for Christmas! This is the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite crafter.

Here's the code for your $10 discount and $10 coupon: STMMMS9904

Visit My Memories to shop and don't forget to use your code.

Happy Crafting,

Friday, December 9, 2011

Digital Scrapbook Software Giveaway

My Memories contacted me and asked if I'd tryout their digital scrapbook software.  Ahhhh, Yeah!  I couldn't wait for some free time to play around with the layouts and create my own digital scrapbook pages.  I luv, luv, luv this software! 

And guess what...(drum roll please) they're even giving away a My Memories Suite software package to one of  my crafty readers (yep, that's you).

I am sooo excited, but that's not all!!!  My Memories is also offering a $10 discount on the purchase of the My Memories Suite and a $10 coupon for the My Memories store.  That's a $20 value and just in time for Christmas!  This is the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite crafter.

Here's the code for your $10 discount and $10 coupon:  STMMMS9904 
Visit My Memories to shop and don't forget to use your code.

Check out some of the layouts I completed...

This was so much fun and it was easy, too.  There are plenty of layouts included with software, so you'll be able to start scrapbooking as soon as you get your software.  I chose a few of my personal pictures and dropped them into the screen.  You even have the option to use WordArt, change up the embellishments, the color, papers, background, add brads, flowers and stitching.  There's also an option to add music and narration.  There's so much you can do with this software.  But you'll have to enter to win so you can have the same fun that I did.

Here's how to enter to win:
  1. Become a "Confessions of a Paper-Crafts Chick" follower with Google Friend Connect (on the right sidebar) and leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me that you're a follower. (This is the only required entry.)
  2. Like our Facebook page and leave a comment on this blog letting me know you're "liking" us now.
  3. Pop by the My Memories website, then COME BACK here and comment on which layout(s) you like.
  4. Like My Memories on Facebook and COME BACK here and leave a comment saying you did.
You have 4 opportunities to win (be sure to leave a comment for each).  Alright!  Go ahead and get busy leaving those comments and "liking" the Facebook pages to win.

****Winner will be announced on Saturday, December 17, 2011****

If you don’t win the giveaway, you can get $10 off your My Memories Suite purchase and a $10 coupon.  Here's the code: STMMMS9904

Happy Crafting,

Friday, November 25, 2011

My "not so black" Friday

Happy day after Thanksgiving everyone! I'm grateful for many, many things this season.  I've been sooo busy over the past couple of months, so I'm really, really grateful for R & R: my own few days of rest and relaxation. So here's how I'm spending my "not so black" Friday.  I'm Nook-ing it.  I've downloaded a few books, so I'm locked and loaded...on the couch that is and ready to rest and relax.

Mr. Paper-Crafts Chick and I had Thanksgiving dinner out at a nice restaurant last night, so we'll be digging in to all of the leftovers. Yummmmmm!

I've never been into the Black Friday crowds and the outrageous lining up outside of stores (some 6-12 hours before they open). I love to shop and bring home new things, but not at the expense of my rest & relaxation.

So, after my R & R on the couch w/ my Nook and eating leftovers, I plan to make a cute little journal (CAN'T WAIT!).  I'm using the new cute, hot pink, spiral wire from The Cinch to create my journal.

First of all, let me just say that The Cinch is awesome. I luv creating cute little journals w/ it. Here are some of the journals I've created in the past...


 Get one here!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Positive Notes (Part Deux)!

Here they are!  The long-awaited new "Positive Notes" journals.  I enjoyed making these new journals.  I simply love the transformation of my plain decorative paper, chipboard and o-wire.  This is the result I got after spending a few fun hours in my craft room.  Check out the "Positive Notes" included in each journal.  Hope they encourage you, too. 

You can purchase one (or more) of the journals...right here...on the blog.  Just click here.  These make great gifts for all occassions.  Shop fast, I only have about 2 of each design remaining.  Thanks!

P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

On a "Positive Note"

A couple of years ago my super-hubby bought me "The Cinch" and I've been using it to make crafty little projects...mainly my "Positive Notes" journals.  Let me introduce you to my "Positive Notes"...

Everyone needs encouragement, a "pick me up", a little inspiration, a push, a little something everyone now and again to remind us that we have a reason to keep trying, keep perservering, keep pressing on and just keep on keeping on.  Well, God (yes, God Almighty), has a book (the bible) that gives us just that:  reasons to "not grow weary in well doing for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up" (Galatians 6:9).  He gave me the idea of "Positive Notes" a couple of years ago and I've been using them to uplift, inspire, encourage and remind us of God's power, strength and His abilities every since(He's MOST capable, by the way).  

So, let me encourage you today with some of my favorite "Positive Notes"...

"A reminder from God:  I know what I'm doing.  I have it all planned out - plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for". (Jeremiah 29:11 msg)

This isn't the entire project...only a snippett of the whole thing.  Stay tuned for the completed project.  You're going to love it. 

P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chick-a-dee on Canvas

So, what did you do this weekend?

My weekend was all about the girls, chicks, the women. It was a true girls' weekend. I invited one of my favorite chicks from my home town to hangout with me and here's the result of one of our fun activities.

My very own "chick painting"

Has anyone been to one of their local paint studious where they show you how to paint?  Well, we went for the first time this weekend - to the paint studio, laughed at each others paintings, listened to old school music, ate good food and were merry.  We painted free hand and I'm no artist...drawing is not my calling, but it sure was a lot of fun.  What a ball we had!  Then, at church was our annual women's day program...all about celebrating the women, praising God, drawing closer to Him and learning more about His love for us.  It was an awesome weekend...about the girls, chicks and the women.  I hope you had a weekend as awsome as ours!  :o)    

P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Who Do You Wanna Be?

By day I'm the meeting facilitating, number crunching, report building, work delegating, Christ-like demonstrating, corporate woman. At night, I switch roles: I remove the corporate hat and put on my crafting cape then I transform into the Paper-Crafts Chick. She's my favorite super hero! She's the one that creates all of the fun "little bitty" Positive Notes notepads and even hand-pours the "Sweet News" candles with her own designed labels. She's awesome, I'm awesome! She is ME! I truly love what I do and I love who I am (by day and by night). I believe my paper-crafting is certainly a fun outlet and it's also a sweet gift from God, because His word inspires all of my creations.  I enjoy being me simply because "I am fearfully and wonderfully made...I know that full well" (Psalm 139:14).

So, who do you wanna be?

Be yourself.

So, how do you just be yourself?  First, find out who you really are.  You're more than a wife, mom, office worker.  You're more than that.  There's a creative gift that resides inside of you.  You may not be a crafter (that's fine), however, there is creativity in you.  Just be you...yourself.  Be yourself.

P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Sweet and New Scripture Candles

Hallelujah!  It is finished!  And I'm all smiles!  :o) 
I've re-designed the scripture candles, printed the new labels and they're selling like (not hotcakes)... more like birthday cakes.  I introduced the newly designed label at my latest craft show and got a really, positive response from the customers.  Everyone loved the ministry of the candles and I've even added 2 new scents:  Sunny Days and Sweet Life - both very popular now.  Yes, I'm still using all-natural soy wax. 

These are my sweet and new scripture candles or should I say "Sweet News" Candles?  They contain sweet news from the Word of God. News so sweet that it encourages, uplifts, inspires, comforts and draws you closer to God. Each candle contains bible scriptures and a short inspirational story that explains the "Sweet News", so that we have a better understanding of how to apply God's divine instructions in our daily journey. They're "...sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb" (Psalm 19:10).

Here are 3 of the candles from the "Sweet News" collection.  I've also included pics of my craft show table setup.  Enjoy! :)

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 kjv

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest... Matthew 11:28, 29 niv

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Psalm 23:6 kjv

This is my cute little setup...

P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

"Thank You for Being a Friend"

From the words of the famous Golden Girls theme:  "Thank you for being a friend"...follower, fan and for liking Confessions of a Paper-Crafts Chick.  We appreciate ya for stopping by and for always staying up-to-date on the latest and greatest.  :o)

P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Pinned Up!

I've been pinned up...quite a few times over at Pinterest!  How exciting.  Check out some of my blog hits that have been pinned by various blog hoppers.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Birthday Smash Book

It's here, its here!  Finally, my very own Smash Folio has arrived.  As promised I smashed it full of my recent birthday memories.  Take a peek at a few of the pages included. 

I added a few pearl-flower embellishments as well as one
of my birthday cards to the front on the Smash book.

Page 1, lets have some fun!

Instructions from hubby and details for each day of the
birthday celebration.  What to wear, what time to be ready, etc.

We went on a zip-line tour.  All I can say is WHAT A FUN ADVENTURE!

Gift cards, gift cards and more gift cards. 
About $300 worth of fun packed into a plastic rectangle.

Even got an upgrade for my cell phone and a birthday card to match.

This is the cutest pop-up card!

I got the new Nook Simple Touch Reader.  I was able to purchase BEFORE
they  were available for sale to the public.  It's my birthday, what did you think?

We had apps, dinner and dessert at the elegant Canoe restaurant.  Delicious!

The menu is so long, so I scored it and made it a fold out. 

I had a few extras to add to the pocket, including my monkey sticker.

Gotta preserve my memories and my Smash book, so I'm
storing it in the plastic cover that accompanied the book.

P.S. Check the blog hops tab (at the top of the page) to see where I've hopped today.