Friday, December 16, 2011

Time for a Give-a-way!!!

Well, I have been trying to get this blog post done for a couple of day now..but computer problems have been hindering that!  I would have never thought there would be a day that a computer would be such a big part of my life, that I would rock my world like it does when it goes down.  Grrr... so frustrating!   Luckily my son was a really good guy :) and came and helped his mom out. Thanks Wes!

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Okay... .now for the fun stuff!  Thanks to Lisa at Per Annum ( My Book) Adaptable Planner, and Sandy at Crafty Secrets  I'm giving away this awesome combo!    I met Lisa a number of years ago at a trade show and we automatically hit it off and have buddies ever since.  She created these amazing Planners. They have a year of weekly planner pages, 12 archival pockets and 16 inkjet sheets for personalizing you planner .
I have been using this planner for years, and cant function without it.  It's the bee's knee's. lol

                                                               MY BOOK PLANNER

Well, I used to add photos or create traditional mini pages for my Planner, and that was fun.  But now that Crafty Secrets has opened my world to the "awesomness" of  digital images... all I could think of  was how great these two are going to work together.  Which made me think  .. NEED TO HAVE A GIVEAWAY! yay

                                          CREATING WITH VINTAGE ILLUSTRATIONS


You can see below .. a sample of some things that you can do with the Illustrations on the CD.


 SO.... ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT IN THIS POST BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 21 FOR A CHANGE TO WIN THEM BOTH. (together).




Okay, so I thought I show you the one I'm working on .  I'll show you other pages as a get them finished..but here is the over and a few simple pages a created the other night.  With the printable pages from the planner and the CD from Crafty Secrets, it's so quick and easy to create simple pages.  

Like I said, all my pages are done digitally with the CD, but you can also print things off and create traditional pages.  ( you know "I'll" be doing that also).

All the elements I used for these simple pages are on the CD

These planners make great gifts also.   Either with the pages already done up with images of family and  friends or left for them to create pages of their own.       Lisa is such a doll that she is offering my reader  this CODE to use between now and  Sunday (DEC 18th) to get planners 1/2  off ! Thanks Lisa!    So girls.. here is the CODE you will need  if you'd like to order them for Half price on 2012 MY BOOK PLANNERS.

                                         HALF PRICE CODE  VCMB5




But.. don't forget to leave a message her for you chance to will both the Planner and the CD  :)


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I also wanted to share a couple of other things with you..... like my new fun burner covers.   Again.. it's my obsession with "Chalkboard" spray paint.    These burner covers were already black.. and getting kind of scratched..so I prayed them with Chalkboard spray paint.  Now I can right all kinds of messages.   ummm.. like  "not cooking tonight". :)    No  really .. think of all the fun things you could write for different times of the year.      ( simple fun)





The other day we had company.  Wyatt and his mommy were here for a visit.  Aly and Wyatt were Christmas buddies.


 Sharing the cuteness.





Missed ya! Glad to have my computer back!      Vic

76 comments:

Marlene (cards4u) said...

What cute pictures of Aly and Wyatt!!
Great idea for the burner covers - already the wheels are turning with fun things to write on them! I think I need to invest in some of that chalkboard paint ; ) Oh yes and I love what you did with the planner - this world of digi isn't so bad after all! Thanks for the chance to play and have a great weekend : )

Leann said...

Well darn that's a GREAT GIVEAWAY. None of the stores around here carry Craft Secrets and I LOVE their things! I would absolutely LOVE to win.

Thanks so much for all you inspiration this year! Hope that you are enjoying the holiday season!

Leann

Shirley said...

Happy Holidays Vicki! Would love to win your giveaway! Meant to tell you, remember awhile back when you asked us readers if we liked your music? I was one that said yes and a couple weeks ago while decorating my tree, I left your blog up on my computer and cranked up your xmas music! Thanks so much for the Christmas Spirit you provide (each day) and your constantly amazing creativeness!! Hug your mama and tell her Merry Christmas! I hadn't heard Burl Ives singing "Silver and Gold" for a long time and it really brought back some wonderful childhood memories! Thanks for being you! Merry Christmas to you and your family

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh I love a planner-i am such an organizer and wouldn't know what to do without one.
Would love to have a new one to customize.
Crafty Secrets images are so beautiful
Thanks for a chance-you would hear me scream if I won! lol

Tama said...

My New Year's resolution is to journal in 2012 and this would be perfect! Your ideas are always so much fun to look at. I like your dog's hat!! Mine would try to eat it. lol Merry Christmas Vicki

Vicki M. said...

Vicki...so loving the planners!! I am thinking what a fun way to jump start my plans for a creative "new year"!! And Crafty Secrets, what's not to love there!! So very, very blessed to have reconnected with you this holiday season!! May you have a most wonderful Christmas!!

lynn said...

that is a wonderful planner.. and the picture is going to be one cherished for generations to come ... they grow all to fast.. i would love a chance to win this prize
thanks so much
lynn

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway -- especially as we think about organizing for the new year. Love your burner covers -- what a cute idea. Thanks for the chance to use the CD. All the images look so pretty.
Jan B.

Julie said...

I love these! They are so smart!

Phyllis M. said...

Oh wonderful giveaway and prizes too. Love your planner your doing and the crafty secrets cd too. Thanks for sharing all your crafty ideas and for a chance to win too. Happy Holidays...

huntla1 said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win your great giveaway! Merry Christmas and have a blessed new year!

malia said...

I love those burner covers! But the kids are ever cuter!

Great giveway. Thanks for always being such an inspiration! xo

tabithagrace said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful inspirations & awesome giveaway opportunity!
tabithagrace

JensTreats.com said...

I always love reading your emails with wonderful inspiration and creativity inside. I usually go to the bookstore around this time for a planner but would love this one instead!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great giveaway. Thanks for a chance. Lovely burner covers - would never thought to do that!

Audrey Is said...

Love, love, love your work. You are one very talented lady. Look forward to receiving your daily emails to see what you have created. Each day I quickly scan my emails to read yours first. The planner is lovely and would make a great gift. Thank you for offering these great gifts as giveaways.I would love to win. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Wendy Swenne said...

Just love your pages you've made for the planner.

rush said...

nice planner project. that would be so fun to make. thank you for the opportunity to win.

Jeanne S said...

These would be so much fun to play with next year! Who says Christmas os just for kids?! Thanks for such a fun giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Peggy said...

Welcome back. Great planner and vintage illustration. Adore the burner covers.
Christmas blessings,
Peggy Allen

harrahx2 said...

Hey Vicki...What great pictures on your pages of the give-away....do they come with the prize? LOL! Sending hugs and Merry Christmas Laughter your way.

Shelly said...

Oh, the Aly and Wyatt picture is my favorite!! Can't wait to get some chalkboard paint! Was that actually CHALK on the covers? It is so bright! Love them! You did a great job, as always, with the planner! I am excited about the give away!

linda said...

That cd is a must for me! I can't wait to try it. Love your idea for the chalkboard paint on those burner covers!
Merry Christmas!

Cheryl S. said...

I love your planner and this is a terrific give-away. Crafty Secrets - ooooh, nice!! Thanks for the opportunity to join in the fun.

Taresa said...

Both great products! Would love to win them both!! A planner is a must have and love to have digital images to use on whatever my heart desires!
Thanks for the great inspiration.
Taresa
onawhimcreations@comcast.net

NanaBeth said...

What cute pictures!And 2 great prizes.I'd be thrilled to win.

Annie-Savor This Moment said...

Awesome giveaway! I'm loving your Christmas playlist, too. So festive!

Thanks for the chance!

Mystica said...

I came to your blog just today. This is new to me but I'd love to see how it is done. Please count me in if you are taking in overseas entries!

Theresa Merkling said...

Just LOVE the cover of your planner - and your blog banner really appeals to me - looks like an art journal page. Thanks SO much for sharing your talent with us!

Loretta said...

I love it. That planner is great. I would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Scrap2day said...

Thank you for a chance to win the CD and planner. I've always purchased Crafty Secrets Clear Stamps and I've never used one of their CD's.
I was so so sad to see them stop making the printables and stamps. I would love to win the CD so I could see if I could figure out digital!
Happy Holidays to you and Crafty Secrets!

Sandy said...

I have been wanting to make calenders or planners as Christmas gifts for several years, but I just haven't had the inspirations to get started. This AWESOME give-a-way will definitely get the juices going. Thank you!

chrissy o said...

what a great giveaway
thanks for the chance to win it
christmas hugs chrissy o
xx

NUTHINBUTDABUG said...

I have recently stopped to look at the awesomeness that Crafty Secrets offers, this is going to be my new obsession.... i would love to win one of the planner... im looking forward to some shabby chic fun in the new year.....

Joyce said...

Oh, GOODY!! A chance to win this beautiful planner. Thanks for this giveaway!

Jacque said...

Vickie,
Thanks so much for a chance to win the planner and cd so very kind of you! Also loveed you stove covers idea. I did't know they had blackboard paint. i love reading your ideas, keep up the good work.
Merry Christmas to All.

Bettyann said...

always love visiting your blog..love the photos ...thanks for the giveway Vicki..have fun baking with your Mom..only 6 more sleeps to the day my lil granddaughter comes for Christmas...

Diana said...

This called out to me. Just my style. Thanks for a chance to receive it. Happy Holidays

kiwichris said...

love the planner would be wonderful to win it Merry Christmas from Chris in Australia

Chris Bunch said...

Thank you for the chance to win these great prizes. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas.

Chris
harleyrose44@sbcglobal.net

crafter1953 said...

Thank you for a chance to win such wonderful gifts. I don't have a store around me that sells paper supplies so I always have to order online and shipping is getting to be to much also.

Sonja Ruisch said...

What a great giveaway.
Your ideas are so much fun to look at, i love it.
I wish jou and your family happy Holidays from the Netherlands.

Anonymous said...

This planner looks like such fun and would be a really good monthly reminder with pics. Thanks for the chance to win. Lina Fo

Marlene said...

Vicki,

what a great giveaway! I love planners. I enjoyed meeting you in Port Moody last year with Sandy. Have a wonderful Christmas and looking forward to your website in 2012 to see your samples! Happy New Year to you, Sandy and both of your families.

Blessings from Cindy said...

I would love to win your giveaway. What fun it would be to create with the CD & try to do a cover as cute as yours!!! Love your post & ideas!
Blessings,
Cindy

nannyj said...

I think I would like to try this digital stuff. Love what you have been doing with it.

jan said...

Love the sharing of your Christmas cookies~ My auntie also left us with a great candy recipe and my daughter helped me roll out balls to be dipped in chocolate the night before Christmas!! We had a great day together!!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Wowie....what a FABulous giveaway! I love, love, love Crafty Secrets!!!! Love that planner too! Awesome!
Thanks a bunch for sharing!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH how cool, I love vintage and can't wait to play with all those beauties (if I win, LOL)
Thanks for the opportunity!

Beth said...

The planner looks like fun to work on! I'd love to win.

Truth said...

What a great gift this will make! The images are lovely, and the book is so useful. I'd love to win!

Sue C

Lee said...

Wow, i have spent 2 weeks looking for a kind of 2012 planner, calendar, arty, journaly thing. How did u know this, lol, looks to the sky and pleads this me. Happy Holiday to all.

Anonymous said...

Thank so much! This might just be what will get me organized finally. Love the idea of the burner covers as well.
Kathy

Anna-Marie said...

Wow, what a fun prize!!!! Love what you've started on yours!!! Have a great Christmas!!!

Scrappy Rat said...

Love the calendar/planners. Very clever idea to have alterable pages inside. I've always wanted one of their journals, too, since I think that would be really handy for holding the little things you collect with each entry.

Willnnabel said...

Ohh Lovely CD and a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Holiday Season :)

Ali said...

Precious pic of Wyatt and Aly... and I can see why that planner would be the bee's knees, BTW! LOL.
Thanks for all your fun posts Vicki, I enjoy them so much! xox-Ali

Louise Dahlgren said...

I have never used a cd. But, to use one and it is a planner will keep me organized again. The inspiration is terrific.

Larajc said...

your book is so fun! I would love to make something like this! I know what you mean when you say, glad to have your computer back. Take care and Merry Christmas!

winniethepoodle said...

I love this! I was just thinking that i need to get a planner for 2012. love, love, love your blog!!!

Kristin said...

Hello Lady, did you just use Chalk board paint on the stove covers??? I keep thinking about getting me some paint for little projects and now I am convinced that it is a must! I would love to win this prize but I would be happy to win any prize you offer, you are the BEST!

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the burner cover idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

These are a great idea. I love Crafty Secrets and need to get into the digi world.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Stacie D.

Debbie K. said...

Happy Holidays, Ms. Vicki! LOVE the photo of Aly and Wyatt. Waaayyy Tooo cute.
I'd be thrilled to win your planner. Thanks for the chance. You are ALWAYS such an inspiration. Thank you too for always posting such great ideas!
- DebbieK
d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

kathy/North Carolina said...

I love the idea of a planner that can be personalized! Awesome! And the CD is the bomb! Thanks, Vicki, for always keeping us inspired. Your art makes us happy, too!

Anonymous said...

Great Giveaway. I haven't tried digital yet but would love to win the Crafty Secrets CD. Love your work, very inspiring!

Lovely Linda said...

What great idea you have here - I love the Crafty Secrets CD and paired with the planner - it is divine! Thyanks for the opportunity to play along - I am loving your creations too! {{{hugs}}}

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Your planner looks beautiful. I would love to win this for myself as I made something like this (the hard way) as a gift one year, but never made one for myself. lol

Anonymous said...

I adore your planner, and it would be so great to win one to do my "thing" with. Love all things Crafty Secrets. Happy holidays to you and your family!

Carolyn

Marcia said...

As always, LOVE your stuff Vickie. Also love how you talk about your family. I feel like part of the group. Wish I lived down the street from you and could play daily. Marcia

Nancy said...

The planner and CD are great. Would love to win. Your Mom looks so good. I'm glad she is doing well. Thanks, Nancy P.

Shannon said...

Would love to win this!! What an awesome giveaway. Thanks

Lana said...

Oh my gosh what a wonderful giveaway BUT we should be giving YOU something for all the inspiration you give us on your blog !!! But hey I would love to have the planner and CD also!!
Merry Christmas !!!!
Hugs

Anonymous said...

What a great giveaway! The planner and CD look awesome. Love your pix of the kids and the burner covers, too.

Becky Wetzel said...

I love the vintage pictures!

Anonymous said...

Have a beautiful New Year!