Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Time for a Givaway

Happy Tuesday!
I decided today would be a great day for a giveaway. I feel so lucky to do work for such fantastic companies that are SO generous with their products. This givaway is a variety of adhesive products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Just leave a comment in this post and I'll put your name in for the drawing. I'll draw a name on Friday (this Friday.. Oct 18th)
This is a good time for me to say THANK YOU to all of you who come by this silly ol blog. lol
Really ..thank you!

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For those of you who asked about the boot album and layout, and when it will be available... it's up for sale now at Scrappy Gourmet. HERE









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My nephew Ryan was back from Colorado for a short visit.. so I ran in to see him at Moms last night. What a sweetie! Even with a short visit, he took time to drive down to see his Gram. And she.. being the Gramma that she is... had a piece of her famous apple pie , just waiting for him. lol



Want some?? hahah Seriously.. my mom makes the best crust! Sooo yummy!
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As I said the other day.. I'm having a "Creative lull" at the moment. Just haven't felt super creative for some reason. Sometimes I think you just have to go with the flow and just do other things you enjoy, until you feel inspired.. and it comes back. That's okay..unless you have deadlines laying on your desk looking at you. eeek
I'd love to hear what you do when you need inspiration. Is it magazines, blog hopping, your photos, color, design, new product, a visit to an art gallery, sketches???? What does it for you?
I try to hang, and set inspiring things, funny things, favorite things,or photos , colors I love, notes from friends ect.. on my board and shelf above my work table. But even that's not doing it right now. hmmm
Maybe because it's getting chilly... I'm just thinking I need to hibernate? lol
What inspires you???

103 comments:

Kelly C. said...

What inspires me is reading cool blogs like yours! And finding great give aways to enter. Really, I love jumping around reading blog articles and seeing all of the super creative talent, it honestly amazes me! Thanks for the opportunity to win all of that wonderful adhesive, you can never have enough! Hope the creativity bug bites you soon! ;)

Darcy said...

What inspires me is re-organizing my paper stash. It amazes me what I find stuck down in there ;) Another inspiration is flipping through scrapbook magazines. Hope that helps! I hate it when the those creative juices won't flow!

The Squared One said...

YOU inspire me with your gorgeous art work.

And thanks for the awesome opportunity to win a RAK! By silly ol' blog, you surely mean kick-butt rawking blog :)

hollystar said...

inspiration changes daily. i have to say its a little bit of everything around me and then everything i see from everyone else. today i'm inspired by your neat boot minibook and the tree changing colors outside my livingroom window! thanks for the great giveaway! who cant use more adhesive?

Cheryl said...

Your blog inspires me!! Every post is like a mini vacation for me. Keep up the excellent work.
Cheryl Sims

Catherine said...

oooh pick me pick me -- I need more adhesive like I need a hole in the head, he he. I wish I liked apple pie - because that does look YUM!! xox.

Krisstee said...

hey......this is NOT a silly ol' blog. I love it. I get so many odeas to expand upon when I visit these blogs on a daily basis. Paaaaaaaaaaalease.....don't ever stop sharing. The pie looks yummy......LOL

Bev said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I have many a block these days so I have to say I blog hop and then even visit new people that I haven't seen before. That usually does it...or I just put it down for a day then get back in. I hope you got my little package I sent you too. LMK!

Thanks for sharing!! Huggs!

Sharon in NE said...

Definitely your work inspires me as well as nature. You're right, since everything is starting to get chilly and rainy right now, perhaps that's why we're in a creative lull.
Light up a special candle, turn on your favorite music and check out some interior design or antique magazines. Maybe something will come.
hugs!

StampinCathy said...

Wow count me in on this sweet sticky giveaway. What inspires me is blogs, magazines, and books. I just love your creative style and that is why your blog is so inspiring and I hope some of the MOJO rubs off on me. I just love the boot album. Thanks for a chance.

Trace Geworsky said...

I cant even say that my inspiration changes daily, because really it changes from minute to minute..I gain inspiration from silly things my son says, blogs, tv shows, books, clothing.
p.s. Your RAK is amazing!!!!

Amanda From: AJ's In-Sanity Center said...

I get inspired by everything around me. Earlier today I was inspired by the buildings around me as I sat in my car. (wishing I had my camera with me) The shapes and dimensions they had were amazing!

Thanks for the opportunity to win the adhesives. This is the *only* tape runner brand I use. I am currently on my last tape runner lol.

Shawn said...

That apple pie looks fantastic! I think what inspires me is getting together for a craft day with a bunch of friends. It's awesome to bounce ideas from one another :)

Estelle L. said...

I hate to admit it, but shopping totally inspires me...whether at a flea market, the scrap store, or even for toys or clothes....it's everywhere I look, all of the funny things I hear (kids), and especially the music I listen to. Now...if only I had the time to get stuff done.....

playfulmeowz said...

I get my inspirations from reading blogs like yours! And from things like wall decals, vintage/retro housewares, furniture. And my darling son. Thanks for opportunity to win the give-away. Cheers, Kim

Renata Pacheco said...

Hello, Vickie! I'm talking from Brazil. Your blog really inspires me!! I've seen this adhesives in a CHA video and I really like it so much. I hope I'll be the winner!!

rebekah robinson said...

WOW!! As always YOU, Girlfriend, YOU inspire me!!! Love the boot! Too cool!! :)

SmilynStef said...

I do love adhesive ... and can never have enough ... thanks for the great blog & chance to win.

Tracy Durcan said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I am definitely inspired by other crafters. It may be colors they used, a layout or technique... I always varies as to what will spark my creativity.

Elaine said...

Hey Vicki, I think your stuff is always great~~ I get inspiration from seeing other cool ideas on blogs, at the scrapbook store, or even at Target!

Becky said...

I get inspired by reading magazines and reading blogs! I just love to see what others are doing. :)

I think I need a piece of that pie!

Theresa said...

What inspires me is reading blogs like yours! How awesome!

Jessica said...

Surfing artsy-craftsy blogs like yours completely inspires me, as well as the gallery at Splitcoaststampers. I can only surf for so long until I just can't wait to get down to my stamp room and play! If I lose my mojo, I just take a break from it completely or clean my stamp room.

TattingChic said...

What a fabulous giveaway prize! I love your cowboy boot album! You make such darling things!

chelemom said...

That boot is just amazing....wow!!!! What inspires me are the blogs, my magazines, cleaning my scrap room....cuz I usually discover things I bought that I forgot I had! (I know I am not the only one who does that! LOL!)

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I'm inspired by blogs and amazing creations. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

janel said...

Well you know that YOU are always an inspiration to me. I think when I am feeling the lull, taking photos usually revs me back up...and it is usually the photos of the kids. I guess seeing those faces makes me want to stop time, and the photos kind of do that for me. Good shopping always helps too...maybe I just need to pop in for an outing!
big hugs....great projects.
Ryan definitely has the family cuteness too!

Shir Benovich said...

I relly love the boot and the scrapbook page! They are lovely!!
Myu inspiration comes from blogs I read on regular basis, save favorites, buy products & create, create, create!!!

Regina said...

I love blog hopping everyday because I need major inspiration when I have a card to make!
Congratulations, you have a wonderful, inspiring blog. You do amazing work! I look forward to checking it out in the future!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

You are right, sometimes too many other things on our minds don't help us to let the creativity flow. Enjoy a few days of other things you enjoy and refresh yourself. Sometimes I find a few glasses of wine can help if you get desperate!
Wow what an great giveaway you are sharing with us.

Tracy
tstanek@pris.bc.ca

Elly said...

Oh Vicki, I'm in the same position as you! I've a deadline too and I don't know how to finish the project I'm busy with, grrr#%&^%$@!
So I read scrapmagazines, do some bloghopping and close my eyes to daydream a little. I hope it works! Good luck girl, but I know you'll come up with something beautiful! Love the picture of your creative space, btw!
And as I look at the pie of Granny, I understand your nephew, it looks delicious!!!!! It's great to have such a loving family!

TA Carbone said...

Your Blog isn't silly. To me it is inspiration. Love everything about your blog.

Toniann
aka TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Hila Levy said...

I really like your Blog, it was one of the first blogs i added to my RSS (when i became familier with that option).
And thanks for the opportunity to win this GREAT giveaway!

Keep up the good work! :)

rose said...

oh look at that apple pie,yum yum that crust looks yummy!
Imspiration um I get inspired from looking at blogs,having a walk around stores looking at materials/textiles and just having a rummage through old mags and books sparks something off or just a rummage in my papers/lace/ribbons etc
oh now scrapbook adesive this is my favourite along with modge podge and Beacon used it well seems like forever

Kimberly Johnson said...

Love the boots! And I love this blog. It's the first one I started following and now I follow many just from your blog! Thanks!
Kim

Vicki Sullivan said...

Love browsing your blog. what a huge piece of pie!!! Yum!! Blog candy is also nice!!! Yum!!

Melzie said...

What inspires me? The desire to make life as wonderful and meaningfull as I possibly can. :)

New reader to your blog, just found it-- sometimes having a sick kid helps with that kind of thing. Love it- and I'll be back!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love all your pics with your family, where you live (I too live in NE) and esp all your vintage items!

I absolutely love fall and right now, the colors are what inspires me as well as anything that catches my eye. Ü

Carman and Miles said...

I have been in the same slump...until yesterday when I completely did a makeover of my scrap room. That's what always inspires me along with your blog and many others. Love the boot album and yes that pie looks yummy! What a beautiful mom you have, love the family pics!
Adhesive...wow yes I'd take that package in a hurry lol!

Anonymous said...

Reading scrapbookers blogs and scrapbooking with ither inspires me

Ali said...

Hi Vicki!What inspires me... LOL. My funny kids...my cute kids... did I say my kids?? LOL

I am more inspired at night for some reason.

Also inspired by SKETCHES by Noella Arsenault and Nicole Drewniak and many others... kwik/easy/free (lol) courses from BPS, QUOTES, stuff from my journaling box, paging thru blogs [I LOVE yours] and catalogues.

Have a great day! ~ Ali

PS: That apple pie looks awesome!

Jennifer Nuss said...

I found your blog through another blog. I love being crafty and creative. I think I'm inspired by others. I love scrapbooking, crafting, and decorating. Love the blog!

Micki said...

Hey Vicki! Thanks for the consideration for the RAK!

Toni K said...

What inspires me is blogs, blogs, blogs, and the occasional magazine ad. Thanks for sharing what you do with us. I love reading your "silly ol blog."

shesaid said...

Fun giveaway! I'm inspired by a lot of things, but a big one is just reorganizing the stuff I have, and shopping for the new stuff! So the stuff inspires me, I guess. ;-)

Karin
karinmarie@gmail.com

curtis said...

What inspires me is your blog and other blogs like yours that has creative ideas. What a nice give away. Thanks for a chance to win. Susan N. (not Curtis)

Pattyjo said...

Your blog inspires me all the time. I am always reading it and wishing I had the talent you have....in one of your little fingers...
Your nephew looks like one your one boys. Family resemblance is strong.
Pattyjo

karin said...

one can never have enough adhesives, she who dies with the most stuff....is nonetheless dead!
k
xx

TheTatums said...

I get inspired by shopping! Every time I go to scrapbook, paper, antique, crafts, etc shops I feel the urge to run home & make things!

I need some adhesives!!! :-)

Lisa said...

I am so inspired by the blogs I follow and by SCS... there are so many talented designers out there. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Dru said...

Don't you hate it when that happens!! It's like my muse gets up and just takes a vacation without consulting me first. Anyway, sometimes I realize I'm just trying too hard and need to walk away - go outside and garden or just watch the birds - basically a change of pace. Another way is to organize my studio and find things I've forgotten about, look through magazines, or visit what I consider amazing blogs - yours is one of them. Take Care, it will all come back

Georgia said...

When I need inspiration I read your blog! You have the coolest ideas- my LSS ordered Crafty Secrets because of your projects. I DO need the adhesive, too!

stevendeah said...

I like getting inspiration from flipping through blogs & mags...but nothing inspires me more than a clean/organized space..doesn't happen all the time, but sure love it when it does!! =)
TFS all this great stuff...the cowboy stuffs today are absolutely perfect and the poinsettia box from the other day was gorgeous! I also enjoy the random photos you share..they make readers like me smile.=)

Nicki Lundeen said...

What inspires me is looking at blogs and seeing the beautiful works of others - you included! It makes me want to sit down and create! Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful giveaway of adhesives....you can't ever have too much of that! By the way - that pie looks delicious, my mouth is watering!!!

Stampin Cats said...

I get a lot of inspiration from the scs gallery. Good thing I just got done with lunch, I'd be down looking for some pie.

kat said...

girl, your blog is far from silly it is one of my daily browses. I love it. You are an awesome artist.

Kat

Nancy Park said...

Who couldn't use a little extra glue to hold it all together!!

Michele L said...

Love your blog! It's very inspiring to me.

Susan said...

I like to blog hop or flip through old Somerset Studio magazines to get inspiration. Your blog always inspires me - even the non-art ones!
What a great nephew to drive to see his Gram, but who wouldn't for a piece of that luscious pie!
Relax and your muse will revisit soon.
Susan

harrahx2 said...

Tell mom I will be there this week-end so have pie ready! I can't and have NEVER made an apple pie. It takes patience and that is something I lack, along with creativity. I amgetting my package of Blog candy ready to send you as thanks for sharing so much of your life with me. You ask what inspires me so here it is:
Your blog
Special occassions
Out of the box ideas from others
Some odd chotchky that I pick up
Something that I just have to "use" like a coaster....
A great picture or series of pics that I need to put together in a small book
Your photograpy
Your shares.......
Is that enough? If not, let me know... :) Oh yeah, and your music! I have picked up lots of new music because of you. I'm old so I don't necessarily listen to newer stuff....well, not old but you know....

Judy B said...

Most times when I am in a slump I first walk away from my scrapbook space and give up the ghost!! I do just like you Vicki, I try to go with the flow!! When I need inspiration I look to many of the magazines in my room and I try to look around me as well to regular things in my life. Design is everywhere - you just have to let yourself be open minded!!!
Thanks for the great giveawat...Good luck to everyone!!!

Kelly C. said...

This is my second entry to try and get that awesome stash of adhesives! Keep up the good work!

Lydia said...

one can never have too much glue in their stash - I loooove your blog - such fun projects

Elaine M said...

I spend tons of time checking out blogs and all the blogs that the first set of blogs refer to. Seems everyone is so creative - it doesn't take long to get those creative juices flowing again. Thx for the opportunity to win some goodies

The Vintage Dresser said...

All kinds of things inspire me! A piece of junk lying on the ground can inspire a new collage around that piece. I love to go to thrift stores and garage sales and I'm always picking up little things that I can "see" something beautiful in.

Tania

Linda said...

Everywhere I look, there is inspiration---I get lots of ideas from the many blogs I look at every day. Thanks for the chance to win such a useful blog candy.
Linda Peterson

Anonymous said...

I get inspired by seeing the wonderfully creative ideas on blogs like yours. I really like the Boot Book... what a great idea for a kid who is into being a cowboy/girl.

Swedie

The Rambling Papercrafter said...

I usually like to wander around at a park and having the nature around me get me inspired. This time of year is perfect for that.

I also like to roam galleries at some message boards and get inspiration there. I hope your creativity get kicked back into gear

fran h said...

What inspires are my family,friends the wonderful talented on the blogs I visit and going through so many wonderful magazines for inspiration. Thanks for posting this wonderful giveaway.

michele said...

COLOR! inspires me. Oh, and by the way, a girl can never have enough adhesive!

Miss Shawn said...

I know what you mean, it's rainy and all I want to do is curl up with the dogs and cuddle. My inspiration comes from.....the air like a lighting. I can just go and then one day...poof! Wish I could go to albion, sounds like fun.

Primitive Seasons said...

Have never used that brand and this sure would be a great way to try them out. Some of the adhesives on the market leave a lot top be desired. Thanks again!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I love your vintage style. Colors of the season inspire me. Nature always provides great inspiration when I need it.
C Burke

lois said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win one of the best adhesives ever!! You are always such an inspiration to everyone....thank you for sharing your art.

Dayna said...

I love coming to your blog to get inspired. And always got to get in tring to win give aways

Bunny B said...

Apple pie? YUMMO!!! :)
When I'm stuck in a rut, I usually read cool blogs like yours for ideas :) They do help!
Ooo.. I love adhesive! Hope I win :))

Kelly said...

Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway! Like a lot of the others who've commented, I find it inspiring to go blogging and see what others have been up to. I also posted a question like this once on my blog when I was in a slump and one great idea I got was to try creating an "inchie." I spent some time finding out what an inchie was and then had fun creating one....or two...and guess what? It helped!! =0)

Jean H. said...

Love your website! I enjoy looking at it every day; hardly ever comment, but I would LOVE to win your blog candy -- it would put a great end to my birthday week!c

Debbi said...

My grandchildren inspire me (in a lot of ways).......This is the brand of adhesive I use. It would be great to have this stash. Thanks for a chance to win.
debbim

Mary Anne in NJ said...

YOU inspire me! Love your blog...we should be giving you blog candy for sharing all your wonderful ideas...thank you!

Mary Anne in NJ said...

YOU inspire me! Love your blog...we should be giving you blog candy for sharing all your wonderful ideas...thank you!

Sheila R said...

I find inspiration on wonderful blogs like yours. It is a great way share ideas and spark creativity. Also, I find inspiration in antiquing and thrifting... using that once discarded item and making it useful again.

Regan said...

i love looking through blogs- i call it BLURFING (blog surfing) there are so mant tallented poeple out the- how could you NOT be inspired??

Renee said...

You are one talented lady! I love the boot album, too cool. I'd be in heaven if I won the 3L Adhesives, they are the only ones I use!

Kara Ward said...

I love that little scale on your shelf...those kind of finds inspire me. Oh, how I wish deep down in my soul that I had my scrap space moved. It is a nightmare of a project. When it is finished, you are coming to KC to play ...Hugs-Kara

Anonymous said...

I've just found your blog today and I love what I see. Keep up the creating, you are a great source of inspiration!
gr8fulg

Denise L. said...

Blog hopping sometimes jumpstarts my creativity and sometimes just pulling together different materials gives me a spark. It depends on the day...

Ria, Craftyria, Tiggeria said...

I love visiting blogs for inspiration. Challenges actually make me create and give me inspiration as well.

Your blog is awesome, thanks for this great chance at a giveaway! No matter what I'm crafting, I always need adhesive!

Chris said...

love love love your blog! it is always inspiring!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I am so stuck on you. Stick it to me.
Hmmm what other bad puns can I come up with? :)

Michelle said...

All the awesome blogs available to view all the different styles is what inspires me... I drool too much! LOL! This is a fabulous blog candy! One can NEVER have too many adhesives!

Becky said...

You posted that "this is a good time for me to say THANK YOU to all of you who come by this silly ol blog - Silly it is not INSPIRATIONAL - IT IS!! It is a good time for us to say THANK YOU TO YOU - Vicki for being such an inspitation!!

Lori said...

WOW...could I use all of this adhesive! What a great giveaway!
I get inspired by going through all of the things that are still waiting to be used!
Lori

Rainy said...

Inspiration for me comes from all the wonderful blogs mostly. It still astounds me all the beautiful things you make and get accomplished.

My craft room at one time inspired me, but it has gotten over crowded and I don't feel it anymore. I'm in the middle of reorganizing and getting some color into it.

Magazines and books get me going also, so much inspiration in those.

Lately outdoor scenery has also helped some of my inspiration.

Wishing you wonderful crafting. Hugs

Gail S. said...

I have to agree with a lot of the ladies and say the blogs inspire me! I love looking at what everyone has new and it helps me then go to my little craft space and "create"!
Thanks for the chance to win some really awesome candy!!

MJ said...

Reading blogs is inspiring (but I have to admit that I really enjoy reading my ScrapbooksEtc magazines ~ I'm trying to whisper as I write it!).

Rachelle said...

That boot album is adorable!!!
Thanks for the chance at the great giveaway. I know we all need more adhesive. :)

Sena said...

Thanks for the chance.


sena.sagani[at]gmail.com

Paben said...

I just want to comment on your fan-club here!WOW!Don't pick me you already share plenty and more with me!You inspire me,our get-togethers,and just talking together inspires me,also nothing like shopping for some new product or papers to inspire me!I am glad everyone doesn't know how good your Mom"s potato salad,spaghetti and meatballs,and all her cooking is or they would all want to take a vacation to her house!lol!

Karen from Ontario said...

I think a big part of my inspiration comes from seeing all the wonderful, inspirational blogs.
Thanks for the chance to win.

cards4u said...

Thanks for the chance to play! I love looking at blogs like yours and the work on SCS for inspiration! Also I'm learning to look around in my surroundings to the things I find attactive.

Steph said...

I love your Blog! I bet I am too late to be entered in the giveaway.
Thanks For the Inspiration!

Nelly said...

Love your blog. Truly inspirational. I check it regularly. Thanks for the giveaway chance. I need some adhesive righ tabout now.