Thursday, December 20, 2012

Send Some Love to Newtown CT

Hello blog friends!!!

I have an Newtown, Connecticut address where anyone can send cards or notes of condolence, words of comfort and kindness for anyone affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week. I think we've all been touched by it in some way. I know how much many of you like to make and send cards. Here's an opportunity to reach out with a handmade card or note.

The Post Office has set up a PO Box for all such correspondence.

Here's the address:

Messages of Condolences for Newtown
PO Box 3700
Newtown CT 06470

Mail will be distributed according to how it's addressed. If you add a person's name with the above address, mail will be directed to them. If not, volunteers will direct the mail as needed.

I hope some of you find time to reach out to all these families in pain and sorrow. A note of caring even from a stranger can be so comforting.

Thanks and hugs to all of you!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Spellbinders Contest!!!

Just in case you missed Spellbinders BIG contest announcement, I have the detail below!

This is an awesome opportunity for all you creative people out there!  I've been told that some of the categories have only a few entries.  Your chances to get into the finals are pretty good in those categories.  Why not try it?  Try something out of your comfort zone.......something unique, out of the box!!!  I'd love for one of my blog friends to win!!!

Here's the details:

Spellbinders is currently running the BIGGEST contest they've ever hosted to date! Spellbinders Explore Beyond Challenge: Craft to Win gives you a chance at a $5,000 Grand Prize Package from Spellbinders and their cross promotional partners! They'll also be choosing a 2nd place winner to receive a $1,000 prize package and a $500 3rd place prize package!

How do you participate? It's easy!

Simply create an original project using at least two (2) Spellbinders dies. And get creative with it! Push your own creative something different. We'll be looking for those crafters and artists who have really taken on the challenge to truly "Explore Beyond".

Take photos of each step of your project. If chosen as a finalist... You'll be asked to submit these photos.

Submit a photo (of your finished project only!) to the appropriate Spellbinders Flickr Group.

Contest runs from November 26th, 2012 through December 26th, 2012 Midnight EST.


Official Rules:

You may enter more than once in multiple categories. Projects entered must be original. A total of twelve (12) finalists will be chosen. There will be two (2) finalists from each category. Finalists will be announced on December 27, 2012. Finalists will be asked to submit photos of the steps of their projects to validate their originality. Finalists will be asked to mail in their final original project to the Spellbinders office. Original projects must be received by end of day, Friday, January 4, 2013.

A celebrity panel of judges will review the twelve (12) final submissions and narrow it down to three (3) winners. Winners will be announced on Friday, January 11, 2013. There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner of a $5,000 prize package and the project will be featured at the Spellbinders booth at the Craft and Hobby Association show on January 12, 2013. There will be one (1) 2nd prize winner of a $1,000 prize package and featured on the Spellbinders blog. There will be one (1) 3rd prize winner of a $500 prize package and featured on the Spellbinders blog.


All federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners. By acceptance of the prize, winners agree without limitation to the use of his/her name, photograph and/or likeness for publicity purposes without any additional compensation. Winners agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Spellbinders panel, which are final and binding in all matters regarding this event. Winners agree that the event and its representatives affiliates, agents, directors, officers and employees have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses or damages of any kind relating to or arising from this event or resulting from participation in this contest.Contest is not open to Spellbinders Employees, Various Team Members, or their immediate family members (Grandparents, Parents, Siblings, Spouses, Children).

 Good luck!!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Quick Christmas Hanger

I have a quick Christmas hanger on Julianna Hudgins Positively Me blog today!

I used Spellbinders Jewel Goddess to cut wool felt for this hanger!  The letters are cut with Spellbinders Jewel Alphabet.  All the the directions with step out photos are on Julianna's blog.
Check it out here!

Happy Saturday!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Crafting with my granddaughter

My granddaughter, Alyssa, and I spent Sunday afternoon crafting! There was a blizzard raging outside but we were cozy inside.

This is one of our projects - doll shoes made of Crayola Color Wonder air dry clay.

Our inspiration was sparked by a need to use some clay. Otherwise it would all dry up since the package was open, according to Alyssa. We powdered the doll's feet and shaped the clay around her feet. Then we gently pulled the shoes off to dry. Alyssa added the "buttons" of clay and soles later.

The shoes are so cute!!!
Alyssa thought of adding the dots and colored soles!

We also did some sewing (mostly I sewed and Alyssa helped with fabrics and patterns). She went home with new pajamas, socks, blanket and pillow for her doll.

We sure enjoyed that blizzard! It gave us more time to play!

Thanks for visiting!