that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

Hey, you! Christy here. I am just SO very glad you stopped by! There are at least a bazillion photos, adventures and projects for you to DIY - so grab a cupppa whatever your vice is, and stay a spell!

Day 21/29 Days of Giving is…

Day 21/29 Days of Giving is…

I ♥ My Neurotic Dogs. (that's them in the youtube clip!)

I ♥ Giveaways.

I ♥ Paper.

I ♥ Collage.

I ♥ Creativity.

I ♥ Books.

I ♥ You.

I ♥ Insightful Blog Posts that dance gloriously with pretty words and days with enough time to type & format them.

This, my friends is not one of those days.

From the bottom of this lil' ♥  , sowwy.

I did however need to resume the giveaways for my sanity, and after I do this one ... rest assured I'll be working on formatting the remaining ones! Artist interviews - who donated amazing giveaways, some tied with swaps, magazines, prints and more!

Soooooo .. in the spirit of things I ♥  .....Is today's giveaway - this delightful book: Layers: Inspired Collage for Paper Projects with Meaning

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Cutting-edge skills for sophisticated paper art designs!

*A primer on the hottest techniques that will appeal to scrapbookers, cardmakers, rubberstampers, and all papercrafters *Allows crafts to create amazing effects using collage, torn papers, embellishments, and cherished photos and quotes *Hundreds of tips and tricks reveal how to get remarkable results every time Today’s paper art magazines showcase intricate layered pieces yet give little instruction on how to do it. Finally, Layers teaches papercrafters the skills they need to make these stylish projects. Expert designer Shari Carroll provides simple step-by-step directions for the latest paper techniques, including distressing, sewing, transfers, and much more. Readers receive a variety of ideas ranging from a wall hanging scrapbook page and an art journal to a collage book and CD book cover. Included are stunning examples of Carroll’s own collage work, each of which feature unique and personal messages. She first shares details on what inspired each piece, then offers readers suggestions for customizing their own pieces.
A member of the design team for Hero Arts Rubber Stamps, Shari Carroll has also created projects for Polyform, My Sentiments Exactly, and Hanko Designs. Her work has been featured in such national magazines as Somerset Studio, Memory Makers, and The Rubber Stamper as well as the upcoming book Designing with Stamps.

Do you ♥  your chance at this too? Then just...

I’m amazed daily at the impact this project is having on people. I want it to be contagious, plus it fuels me to make it bigger & better! 

♥ fully yours, Chrysti

My Lil' Studio & Organizing Tips - A Video Tour

My Lil' Studio & Organizing Tips - A Video Tour

Day 20/29 Days of Giving is…

Day 20/29 Days of Giving is…