Monday, December 17, 2007

The Goodie Gallery Give Away!!!


I just wanted to post the winners from the Goodie Gallery! Thanks for all the great submissions this month! You guys have been busy....

And the winners are....

Sheri Colautti


Jessica Livingstone

You've won.......

We'd like to thank Pictures Never Forget and Shaylenne the owner and designer of this great company for the special give away!!! They make the neatest wooden items that you can alter!!...So FUN!!!

So congrats ladies and make sure to email your addresses to so we can get your wooden tree out to you!

Have a great Christmas and we'll see you in the new year with some exciting things!!!

Kim :)

Our last winner...

Good Morning!

We hope you all had a great weekend, and now it's time to announce our winner from Saturday's giveaway! The winner is...


Congrats, girl....send us your mailing address to so we can mail out your stuff.
(and just a note to all of the winners...we'll be mailing all the giveaway's out at the same time, so you should all get your prizes by the end of this month!)

If you haven't submitted anything for the Goodie Gallery yet, you have until tonight...Kim will be back this evening to announce the winner from our Goodie Gallery drawing. The prize is really cute, so send us a project to if you want a chance to win!

This has been a great month, and as Kim said in her last post, we have some fun stuff planned for January, so have a very Merry Christmas and I'll see you all then!


Saturday, December 15, 2007

The 12th Day of Christmas....

It's so sad that this is our last day...we hope you've had fun!

"Christmas Frame Album" By Kim Loewen

After seeing Heidi Swapp's Mother's Day album I knew I wanted to create my own. This one is on a much smaller scale...I used a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 frame. I cut out my bottom paper to fit the frame opening and then sewed different papers around the edge to create the flaps. I simply added some index print photos, a few embellishments and a little journaling! It was actually very quick to make and what a cute gift for a family or friend!


Leave a comment and you will be entered to win...

Love this prize!!

We want to give a special thank you to Treasured Memories for donating all these fabulous prizes! You can check out their blog to see what's new in the Store and they even have a photo gallery so you can see what the store looks like inside! So fun!


Yesterday's winner is....

sophiasmom...who said
"This has been so much fun...I'm sad it's ending! This frame is darling!!"

email your address to and we'll get your fun prize out to you!

We've had so much fun sharing our Christmas projects with you and have loved hearing your comments! Thanks so much for playing along with us each day and a special shout out to all the ladies who sent in projects to the Goodie Gallery! You are all so talented!!!

Make sure you check back on Monday when we announce the winner...from today and the winner from the Goodie Gallery submissions!!

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and make it one you'll never forget!


Don't forget to check back in the new year...there are so many exciting things we will be sharing with you....

Merry Christmas!

Kim and Talia :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

The 11th Day of Christmas!

It's my last day with you's today's project!

"Naughty or Nice Shadow Box Frame" by Talia Audenart

How can you go wrong with chipboard letters, glitter and a big frame? Have fun using different fonts and alphabets, and come up with a cute phrase or word to display in your home. I thought this one was very appropriate to have around for my (almost) 3 year old....I'm having to constantly remind her to be "nice"!!

And for today's giveaway...

Just more fun stuff from Treasured Memories...leave a comment if you want a chance to win these goodies!

And let's not forget about yesterday's winner...

Allison who said...
What a wonderful page! We have A LOT of December babies in our family too! I love the wings and all the sweet photos you've added! Gorgeous page!

Email us your mailing addy to so we can mail your prize to ya!!

Okay girls, this truly has been a fun month. I can't believe the 12 days are almost over! Thanks to everyone who has been joining in by commenting and submitting in the Goodie Gallery. You ALL rock! Tomorrow's our last day with an adorable project from Kim, so we'll see you then.

Merry Christmas!!!


Thursday, December 13, 2007

On the 10th Day of Christmas....

Welcome to Day 10!

"Lullaby My Child So Dear" By Kim Loewen

It's hard not to fall in love with all the beautiful Christmas papers this year…why not take some time creating a layout to record a special Christmas memory. On this layout I used pictures of my son that were taken shortly before Christmas, but it was easy to incorporate them into the theme of my Christmas layout...remember just like Talia had mentioned when she made her frame don't always have to use a Christmas picture on a Christmas project!

Make sure you leave a comment today so you can be entered to win this....

Have you checked the Goodie Gallery? There are some great projects...the inspiration is incredible!!! Email us your Christmas projects so you can be entered to win a fabulous prize...this month is all about the give aways! Thanks Treasured Memories!

Congrats to yesterday’s winner…


Who said

“what a neat idea!”

Email us at so we can send out this fun prize!!!

Check back tomorrow...Talia has a really great idea to share with you!!!

Kim :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The 9th Day of Christmas!

Here's today's project!

"Whisk" by Talia Audenart
I always like cute ways of giving treats to people during the holidays, and this is another simple one. Fill the whisk with any kind of yummy treat and you're good to go!

And here is today's giveaway from Treasured Memories:

These Autumn Leaves and Queen and Co. goodies look so fun to a comment if you want a chance to win!

Yesterday's winner is...

the hale family!!

Congrats to you, email us at with your mailing addy!

This month is just flying by....don't forget to send us your Christmas projects so we can post them in the Goodie Gallery. Don't forget that by sending us your work, you're entering yourself in yet another awesome drawing!!

Have a great day!!


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The 8th day of Christmas...

Okay it’s Day 8 already….

“Christmas Jar” By Kim Loewen

This is a really easy gift for any neighbor or friend! Decorate a glass jar with rubons, flowers, jewels, tape, ribbon…whatever you have in your stash…and then fill the jar with some yummy Christmas candy or baking. I thought it would look cute with candy canes too…but I loved the look of these chocolate covered pretzels!

Check out what you could win today….I love bling!!!

Just leave us a comment. And thanks to Chantel for another great give away!

And now for yesterday’s winner…



Email us at so we can send you your goodies!!! So fun!

Christmas is 2 weeks away…okay that’s scary…it’s coming fast!

Happy Holidays!

Kim and Talia

Monday, December 10, 2007

The 7th Day of Christmas!

Okay, we're back! Hope everyone had a great's today's project!

"Hanging Frames" by Talia Audenart

Every year I always make an ornament with a recent picture on it for our tree. These were so fun and easy to make, and as always, great for gifts, too! Like I said in the video, using coordinating elements just takes the guess-work out of everything and really speeds the process along. My kids love these (as you can maybe see by the pictures....their little fingers have been all over 'em). I think it will be fun to go through all their "picture ornaments" every year as we set up the tree...just a fun little tradition!

And here is today's giveaway...

You can't go wrong with American Crafts chipboard alphabets and these Prima Christmas flowers and accents are gorgeous. Post a comment so you have a chance to win!

And Saturday's winner is:

Kristi who said...
so cute kim, I,too want to rewrap what I have already done, to make them cute!

Congrats, Kristi! Email us so we can get your goodies to ya!

Have a great, Monday and check back again tomorrow for Day 8. Whew....this month is just moving right along!


P.S. Thanks to everyone who is posting...we've had so much reading all the comments and appreciate the feedback!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The 6th Day of Christmas!

Day 6!!!

“Gift Wrap Ideas” By Kim Loewen

It’s not always what you give, but the presentation of the gift that counts! I’m all about cute packaging and love to collect wrapping paper, tissue, bags and ribbons. So I’m challenging you this Christmas to be Creative as you wrap your gifts. It doesn’t have to cost very much to make your packages look super cute.

Here’s a few more ideas….

• Wrap your presents with newspaper and tie a red or green ribbon around it.

• Make your own gift tags using scrap paper…you could even make them a little bigger so they really stand out. Keep them simple by just adding a punched star and a button.

• Cut a snowflake out of white paper like you used to do as a kid and attach it to the front of your gift.

• Take a picture of different Christmas decorations around your house, print them and make them into gift tags by writing with a permanent maker right on top (similar to the picture of who the present is for idea…).

• Use a sprig of Holly Berries and tie a big bow on it and attach to the front of you gift.

• Make your own gift bag out of an envelope by sealing an empty envlope and cutting off one end. This works great with any size of envelope. (Someone once showed me how to actually fold the envelope so it looks exactly like a gift bag…it was so neat!)

• Cover a box and lid with wrapping paper…if you cover them separately they can be reused! Just tie a ribbon around it to keep it shut.

• Look for items around your house…think outside of the box and you could really surprise yourself at how cute your wrapping could turn out.

• Give your Christmas Baking on a nice dish or serving tray that can be a part of the present.

• Attach a Candy Cane or other holiday treat…maybe you could attach a little bag of yummy cookies or other baking!

I could go on and on…I love hearing other ideas, so feel free to leave a comment with any other suggestions.

And make sure you leave a comment so you can win this from Treasured Memories...

Oohh...such fun stuff!

Yesterday’s winner is….


Congrats!!! Don’t forget to send us your email so we can get your goodies out to you right away!


We’re taking a break on Sunday…so check back on Monday when Talia shares another great project idea!!!


Friday, December 7, 2007

The 5th Day of Christmas!

Okay, everyone, ready for another project??? Let's go!

"Christmas Word Ornaments" by Talia Audenart
When I saw these on Ali's blog a couple weeks ago I knew this was a project that I wanted in my house for Christmas this year. As scrapbookers I think we are all attracted to words, so these ornaments are the perfect fit! I know I keep saying this, but they're sooooo easy to make! Literally, if you have cardstock, a printer and ribbon, then you're good to go. These are the words I used, but get creative and come up with any and all words that are fun and meaningful to you and your family.

ho ho ho
st. nick

Oh, and let's not forget about today's giveaway:

These Hambly rubons are to die for. Thanks, Chantel! Remember to post a comment below if you want to be included in the draw, and don't forget to send us your Christmas projects for the Goodie Gallery. There's some cute stuff in there already!

And last but not least, yesterday's winner is...

Liz who said:

I found your blog through my friend Holly and I love the Christmas Journal... Super cute I love it!

So email us your mailing address, Liz to Congrats!

Whew! Come back tomorrow with another project from Kim...have a great day!!


Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Fourth Day of Christmas!

Day 4 already…

Sorry...I'm having a little issue with downloading the video...check back later but I posted the project and prize!!!

“Christmas Art Journal” By Kim Loewen

I’ve really wanted to record my thoughts and feelings about the Christmas season this year, so I thought I would create an art journal. I’ve tried to use mostly the same product line to keep it simple and easy...this way I don’t have to think too much about coordinating items! Hehe! Each day for 12 days (you can see I’ve started already) I will journal about our traditions, thoughts, feelings, memories, or anything that’s happening at the moment that I don’t want to forget. I wanted this Christmas to be simpler so that I could focus on the true meaning of the season…and what better way to do that then journal.... As I journal I’ll fill in the pages more, but that will be the daily process…I’ll add the day, journal, and embellish more if needed! It will be so fun to look back next year and read my Christmas message.... If you wanted to simplify this project even could incorporate the idea into a layout!

Remember to leave a comment so that you can be entered to win...

These beautiful rub-ons and gold metallic chipboard stars! I am loving the goodies that were donated by Treasured Memories!!!

Yesterday’s winner is.....

Wendy Sue

Email us at so we can send this fun prize to you!

Tal will be here tomorrow to share another great idea…so check back! And don't forget to check the great ideas in the goodie gallery!