Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Week.. New Giveaway

I'm a day behind here.. sorry about that. I planned to post my next giveaway yesterday.  But I'm here now  and  I'm ... still giving away some goodies on Friday.   Celebrating  5 years off blogging all month this month.  This week, I'll give away 2 of these "CREAT" BANNER kits to two different winners.
Below is what it looks like all put together.

And below is what comes in the kits.
Each kit inclueds the everything you need to make this banner. Letters, banner pieces and borders are all done with AccuCut dies.
Remember... I'm giving away TWO banner kits, this week.  I'll draw the names of two winners this Friday April 15th.  All you have to do is leave a comment in this post, between now and Friday when I draw.

Good luck Everyone!
( if you like the banners ..and your it's not your lucky week..no worries I'll be adding some (banner kits) to my etsy shop later this week.
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Time to share a layout, now.  This layout was done with Fancy Pants "Beach Bum" line.

Oh... arent the boys cute!  They has so much fun playing in the water that day.
Hopefully soon it will  be warm enough for that again!
Can wait to get some pics of the kids at Easter, so you can see how much they've grown.

I had mom out here for dinner last night and to spend the night, but before that we did a little ( very little) shopping.  We are planning a Party for mom this Summer to Celebrate her 90th Birthday!   My Sister-in-law Lori had seen this dress and thought mom might like it.  It was great that she had been looking around a bit because that really made it easier on mom. Not much walking for mom.. it was right toward the front of the store.
  Mom loved it , tried it on.. and it fit her perfectly!  Even better we got up to the register  to pay for it..and  it's on sale!  Nice suprise there too! It just couldnt have all fallen into place any better.  Mom was a happy camper. She's going to look so beautiful at her party in her new dress.



Today was a good day also. SUNSHINE for one thing..but then I came home to this....

My new AccuCut dies and  a box of Goodies from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Yippee~!

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it was way too nice to be "inside", even though I have projects I need to be working  on.  HAD to be outside for a bit...........So I cleaned out my flower beds and enjoyed the nice day.   The dogs laid in the yard and enjoyed every minute.
Sounds like the weather is not going to be nice the rest of the week.. so I'm taking it while I can!
( I'll just work in my room a little later tonight.. it was worth it  :)

The only problem now is the dogs got a little taste of  Spring weather......now they sit by the door and look at me like??  "Hey .. we going outside??? "  lol


Have a great day!!




64 comments:

A Vintage Chic said...

Adorable layout, Vicki! And I LOVE your shadowbox card featuring your mother--so farm fresh & fabulous, my friend!

Julie

Susan said...

Would love a Create Banner kit! Your LO is adorable. And so is your Mom - she'll look great in this beautiful dress. Happy Spring!
Susan

LindaC said...

Oh gosh! Love the banner! Your layout is great...may have to borrow that one. Looks like your mom will be all dressed up for her birthday...can't wait to see all the food stretched out on the tables. Your family get togethers are so fun to see. BTW, thanks for answering my questions about Glimmer Glam. LC

Trish D said...

Ooh, I love that banner kit - I have an empty stretch of wall in my crafty space and I've been debating about what to put up... Hmmmm, maybe I'll get lucky!

And so happy that your mom was able to find such a lovely dress; I know finding a beautiful outfit for an event can be tough, and how wonderful that that piece has already fallen into place now!

Anonymous said...

I would LOVE the banner kit! If I don't win....let me know when it comes up Etsy Shop!
Kathy

aichaku-愛着 said...

your mom is so so lovely! happy birthday vicki's mom! :D

createalways said...

Oh the banner is awesome. Love the outfit for you mom,such a pretty pink. Congrats on 5 yrs. I'm so inspired by you Vicki, keep it coming.

Jan said...

Congrats of 5 years of blogging! GREAT picture of your mom and a gorgeous pink dress! Love seeing the new accucut dies :)

curlyqmosaics said...

What a cute banner kit, congrats on 5 years! That's a long time! Also, your mom's dress is perfect. She will look absolutely precious in it!

Bettyann said...

Congrats on 5 years of blogging !! your Mom is going to look very smart in her new dress !!! cutie LO...Spring is finally coming here...Hope you are coming out in October ??? take care

Shannon Leffew Keith said...

Beautiful work! Love it all especially the banners! I am a new follower!!!!

Denise said...

Love the banner kit! I'd be delighted to win one! Thanks for the chance, and congrats on the 5 years of blogging!
DeniseB

Julie Higgins said...

Tell your mom I think her birthday dress is gorgeous!! Julie

Sophisticated Glamorina said...

Cute, Cute, Cute Mother! She will look so regal and elegant (code for smokin hot) in that pink parte' dress. Oh yeah, your create banners are pretty cute as well. It would really add some great eye candy to my scrap room. Annette 0;D

rush said...

i would love the chance to play with a banner. my studio could use a little spring poof! you do such wonderful work.

Renee VanEpps said...

I enjoy reading your posts, they're always entertaining - giveaways, beautiful LO, shopping, your cute momma, pups... Thanks for making my morning a little brighter :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you were able to get outside for a bit and enjoy a touch of spring. Your Mama looks so pleased with her new dress, she'll look good in pink. Congrats on 5 years and thanks for the chance to win one of your kits.

LauraB said...

thank you for so much wonderful inspiration over the last 5 years. You are truely an artist of the heart!

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Your mom sure is a sweetheart - can't wait to see the pics of her in her new dress : )Glad to hear the banners will be in your shop too! Enjoy your new toys!

Bev said...

I just found your blog and love it!!Thanks for the inspiration..
hugs,
Bev

annemk said...

Hi Vicki! as always love reading your blog...
would be awesome to receive one of your adorable banner kits :)
enjoy your day.
anne

Nancy said...

Love the banner. Hope to win it. Mom looks great too. Nancy P.

Dawn said...

Love your mums frock! and 90 is so cool she looks super. and the dogies are SO cute! bless. Great banner kits to. And 5yrs blogging well done!

Love dawn xx

Diane said...

LOVE THE BANNER! I'm really get excited to see I have an email from you because I never know what it will have but I know it will be something creative and fun!

JensTreats.com said...

Love your blog always! And the kit is StINkIN cute! Hope I win :)

Annie said...

The "summer" layout has all of my favorite colors on it, perfect for boys; and I've got 3 of them! I'll have to track down those supplies!

The create banner is gorgeous!

Jean H. said...

LOVE the Create banners! You have such an awesome blog and it's fun to see what all you have come up with and how to re-purpose normal, everyday items. You don't live far (I'm in Lincoln), but I've still never made it to any of your classes. Some day...a dreamer's world!

debbiek said...

What a sweet layout, Ms. Vicki. Love it! Your Mom will look so pretty in her new outfit. Wish you could bring over your doggies to play with ours. She'd love the company:) Have fun with your new toys and thanks for the chance at your give-away....

Maureen Chandler said...

What a cute banner - that would be fun to win! Thanks for the chance!! Happy 90th birthday to your Mom - we just celebrated our Mom's 90th birthday last week and it was just wonderful. I feel so lucky to still have her and she is pretty healthy, living alone, driving, doing well with a bit of help from all of us! All the best to you and your Mom!! Hugs!

The Vintage Dresser said...

Love the layout and your mom's new dress! And I'd love to win the banner kit. It looks like so much fun to play with!
Nancy

Susan N. said...

I love the picture of your mother, she is so cute. My mom just turned 88. Love the banner and enjoy your blog. Thanks for a chance to win.

Kristin said...

I would love to win, love to have something Vicki in my house:)

Nelly said...

Oh, awesome banner. Thanks for offering them up for a giveaway.

Nelly

SuZeQ said...

Your mom is gonna be rockin' it in that little outfit. You GO!

This banner kit is fabulous ... I need it. Hear me? Ha ha.

kathy/North Carolina said...

I LOVE the banner! And the layout...and your mom's new dress! What a happy post. thanks for adding sunshine to my day!

Grammycher said...

Beautiful and creative as always!! Love your style. Lovin the Banners too, just made a baby card with one but made it by hand :) Bless Your Mom, 90, wow...that's wonderful.Enjoy every minute.

harrahx2 said...

Hey, can you blame the dogs, we are all saying where is spring! Love the create banner! Your kits are always wonderful and the dress for your mom? So regal. So her! Hugs to you and enjoy the sunshine...we are listening to the rain.

Linda S. said...

Hi Vicki, I must agree with all your other fans. Your blog is so creative and fun to read. Love the photos of anything and everything you and your family are doing. I can't believe your Mom found that gorgeous dress here in Nebraska. It looks like it came from 5th Ave. in NY!! Congratulations to you on your
5th, and to your Mom on her 90th. Linda S. in NE

Janet L. said...

Great banner kit, great party dress for your mom, spring time, neat layout, all in all a winning combination!

McStamper said...

Your mom looks so sweet and the outfit is beautiful. Thanks for your give-away - love the banners.

NanaBeth said...

How blessed you are to still have your Mom.She and the dress are both beautiful.
Love the banner-will be checking your Etsy for the kits.

Cheryl S. said...

Congratulations on 5 years! I would love to win one of your banner kits as it would look so great in my craft room! Please
tell you Mom her new dress is beautiful - she'll look great in it!

alisa logue said...

Happy blogoversary Vicki! Would love to create that adorable banner! You have a great day too! -Alisa

Shawna Gordon said...

Love the banners. Haven't made one for myself yet! Thanks for the great inspiration. Not looking forward to the forecast for this weekend, however, may lend itself well to the fun thank you cards I need to get done.

dibsndabs said...

Great banner & beautiful Mom! Hope you all have a wonderful Easter with fantastic weather.

Mary Anne in NJ said...

WOW! What a great banner...! Thanks so much for the chance to win it..! LOVE your work, as usual..!

starqueen said...

Hi Vicki,
Love your banners, and all your fun creations. I enjoy reading all the news on your blog! And I'm always grateful for your studio peeks!
Thanks for sharing!

KatyJo said...

Vicki ~ your layout makes me want summer vacation to be here today...so I can spend some time scrapping! I love the shark!

Lucy said...

Your create banner is awesome! Your mom is going to look great and tell Mother Nature to stop teasing your dogs :)

Melanie said...

I do love banners and it would look GREAT above my chocolate fountain on Easter!!

Have a great day!

Melanie

Marcia said...

I love the banner. I always look forward to your blog. You are such a fun and creative person. I wish I lived next door. Marcia San Jose

Donna said...

Your mom's dress is so pretty---I love the embroidery and bead details at the neck and hem of the jacket! Love your CREATE banners, too!! Congrats on 5 years of terrific blogging, Vicki!

nannyj said...

Vicki, I love all your stuff. I have wonderedhow to do the banners. Maybe I will get lucky and win the kit.
Judy

A Vintage Chic said...

Me again...I forgot to say Happy Birthday to your beautiful Mother--I love that picture of her with her new dress!

I can't even IMAGINE coming home to see all those dies just sitting there waiting for you! Can't wait to see what you create with it all!

(Keeping my fingers crossed--LOVE that banner!)

Julie

Cathy Roberts said...

love the banner and your mom's pretty pink dress.

Kylie said...

Vicki, you are amazing! I love looking at all of the crafty things you are up to!! Miss you and that wonderful son of yours!!

Kylie

Justy said...

Congratulations on five years of blogging! I'm lucky if I post twice a year. The banner is cute and I would just love to win a kit.

Happy Birthday to your mom!

Justy

Bev said...

Your kits are RAD and I'd love to win so I can spruce up my living space with some new springie colors!

Awesome stuff...thanks for the giveaway!!

Bev

VAWM said...

Vicki, your mother is just beautiful! She will look lovely in that blush pink. It suits her, I can tell! Have a wonderful week! I am stalking your Etsy store! :0)

Kristii said...

How sweet to give away your amazing banner kits! Thanks for a chance to win!! Your mom is absolutely sweet as can be!! Thanks for sharing!

Catherine Lippert said...

I love your work and I adore your banner! What a joy it would be to win!

Melisa Sanchez said...

love that you have a mini banner in the layout!!!

malia said...

awww your moms so cute! love the banner kit-- heck i like every project you do!
malia

Indy said...

Loving it! Great work!