Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Yipee! and a giveaway

Yesterday Ella publishing's July ezine went live, and my LO is on the cover! Follow the previous link to see my really adorable younger boy on the beach last summer and read about me and the LO a bit!

In honor of this even, I've got a giveaway! Here's my favorite product, which I mention in the interview:
Bazzill's flourish template. I use it All. the. time. Doubt me? Here's a few of my first LOs for The Color Room:


Sometimes I use the whole thing, but other times I just use a bit to add to some embellishment clusters. Note how great it looks on a variety of LO types--not just for girls! All you need is a foam pad (which you can get at Michaels or any craft store) and a paper piercer. A few basic colors of floss (white, black, brown, and green especially) will keep you going for a while--and for only a few bucks! What a great embellishment.

So to be entered into the giveaway, leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite thing when it comes to scrapbooking--a product, a brand, a technique--and I will choose one person randomly to win! You have until Thursday at 9 P.M. central time to comment.

35 comments:

Diana said...

Your first giveaway! How fun! I can feel your excitement. How wonderful.
Enter me... just for kicks... lol...
My favourite thing... these days it would be border punches, I think... .

tomocus said...

Love your layouts. I have never even heard of the Bazzill Flourish Template but it looks absolutely wonderful.

My favorite thing for quite a while now are border punches -- love, love, love using them. But I also love using bling on by layouts too!!

sillypea said...

You rocked it in this months issue, girl! Awesome! My favorite thing is the creative process itself - playing and creating and getting away from the B&W job that I have. It keeps me balanced.

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Babyboers said...

Ooops!!!..My new favorite technique is Tim Holtz's masks. I bought one on clearance and I was hooked. Love the LO's and congrats

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

hmmm...my favorite thing? I love to ink edges. I love stitching now that I have some templates and guides. It's really hard for me to decide. I tend to go through streaks of using differetn things.

Laura said...

Great layouts! My new favorite thing is Glimmer Mist.

GLOANN said...

I suppose my favorite technique is making flowers to go on my LOs. I also love to sew on mine, but usually use the machine. I have freehanded a free things and done them by hand with embroidery floss of which I have a vast supply from my days of cross stitching! I'm wanting to learn to use the Glimmer Mists, but haven't invested in any yet.

Briana said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My "thing" right now is probably using sketches. I took Cathy's class at Big Picture Scrapbooking and that's really when I started using sketches to plan pages and tweaking them to fit my needs. They are a great way to get over scrapper's block!

OkanoganHighlandsPhotography said...

Congrats on making the cover. You deserve it!
My favorite thing is paper flowers. Pretty simple.

joanna said...

Good job capturing that cover! My favorite trend is stitching - I stitch everything that isn't nailed down (and then some).

Steff said...

This is an awesome giveaway. They always look so good on your layouts! Love your work, Jennifer, and love your blog. Congrats again on the Ella cover! You deserve it!

Carrie K said...

congrats cover girl :) I was so thrilled for you when i saw your cute kid on the cover!!

my fave right now is fabric. i havent been brave enough to put on my layouts yet but i ADORE it on everyone elses..lol

Tina said...

Congrats on making the Ella cover! It is so nice of you to do a giveaway.. I bought the In stitch'z bring me flowers.. I have not used it yet. But now that I have some inspiration from your gorgeous los I will! My new favorite product has to be glimmer mist! Love that stuff!

tdleitch said...

Oh, I love these stich templetes. I found them for the first time at Archivers not too long ago and fell in love!

But as for my favorite thing it's either my distress inks or my glimmer mist. These aren't really new, but new to me! :)

Keshka said...

Great giveaway! My favorite is border punches:)

susan ott said...

Love those templates! I love ribbon and punches right now, and having the summer off so I can scrap. I love all of your work!

Danielle said...

Congrats on being the cover girl! So exciting! And thanks for the opportunity to win those templates...they look like lots of fun! I'd say my favorite thing right now in scrapbooking would be mists and punches...love 'em all! :)

Jackie xxx said...

Congrats on your cover layout. I love my punches and use various bazzill templates on most of my layouts.

Sandra said...

I love your use of flourishes. Just found your blog. I do very basic scrapbooking without a lot of fancy stuff, as you know. I really have a hard time narrowing down pictures and like to put a lot of pictures on a page. I like to see several small pictures of different facets of one event in addition to a larger one.

Froggy530 said...

Congrats on making it on the cover. I checked it out & it's an adorable LO. I love the colors!
I think right now my favorite thing about scrapping is my Cricut. I just got it a few months ago and I use it for EVERYTHING...titles, borders, cute little embellies, etc.
I bought some floss a while back but haven't used it yet. Your LO's have inspired me to get stitching on my LO's! thanks for the chance to win!

Marti said...

Oh that is so cool! I just found about these and ordered some this week. BUT, not this one! lol! I am completely obsessed with my border punches right now- I have to use at least one on every LO! Thank you for a chance to win!

Jessica said...

Very cool! Those templates look great! I love anything with flourishes. My favorite scrapping thing is Basic Grey. I love the distressed look of their papers and the colors and patterns.

Jennybean said...

Congratulations on the cover! My favorite scrapbooking product is Bo Bunny - they never come out with anything I don't like!

papirdiva said...

My favorite product.... hmm... That's a tough one. If you'd asked me a year ago, it would be Prima's swirls. Right now I'm not sure, so I'll have to go with brand instead, and choose Studio Calico. I love every paper from them in every kit, and I LOVE their collections!

CreativeChretin said...

My favorite product (right now) is Glimmer Mist. I find myself misting everything! Congrats on the cover layout!

Caroline said...

what i'm loving the now on mylayouts is stitching, loving what it adds to mywork

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Congrats on the cover! Thanks so much for offering such a cool giveaway!!!

skeeteror said...

Congrats on the cover! I like to ink my edges and I love my border punches. Great giveaway! I'd love to try the templates! ~Bev~ aka Skeeter

Immi said...

Hi! I just found your blog via Ella. It's funny that you're doing this giveaway, because after seeing your work, I though I might need this in my scrap room! Thanks for the chance to win.

p.s. I'm from Cottage Grove :)

Cindy Jones said...

Congratulations on your recent achievement! It must very exciting and almost feel surreal! Thank you for sharing with us!

BabyBokChoy said...

Huge congrats Cover girl!!

Leah said...

woohoo! congrats on the cover! my favorite technique is cutting out patterns from paper and I do love my border punches...thanks for the giveaway!

Danielle said...

Loved your spotlight over at Ella! Congrats! Love your style too! Right now my fav thing to use on my LOs are border punches. But after seeing what you do with that flourish template I might have to pick one up for myself!!

erin m said...

I know it's after 9pm--so you don't need to include me in your giveaway--but I did want to say that I thought your feature in the July Ella ezine was great! Such a cool thing to be involved with. p.s. love your garden photos!