Giveaway #5: SEI Poppy Collection

It’s time for a chance to win some new loot! Up for grabs in this giveaway is some wonderful paper and matching embellishments from SEI. I have to admit that I’m late to the game with SEI. However, once I tried some of their terrific decorative cardstock, they quickly climbed up my favorites ladder. Their use of foils, glitters, and frosts is among the best I’ve ever seen from any craft company.

In this prize package, you’ll have an opportunity to win a selection of products from SEI’s “Poppy” collection. Included are:

* (1) cardstock pad, 6″ x 6″ (48 sheets)
* (1) coordinating epoxy sticker embellishments
* (1) coordinating dimensional elements with pearl accents
* (1) coordinating chipboard tags and frames
* (1) coordinating die-cut foiled shapes

Technically, it’s Spring. However, in my neck of the woods (or sands, as it may be), the winds are gusty and a chill floats on the air. Nonetheless, I chose the “Poppy” collection because it reminded of Spring. Though I love poppies, my favorite flower is the calla lily. To enter for a chance to win this prize package, leave a comment sharing with us what your favorite flower is. Entries will be accepted until Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. MST.

Thanks for visiting and good luck!


Idea: Putting Those Scraps To Use

If you are anything like me, you usually find yourself at the end of work session with a pile of odds and ends. I’m going to be honest. I’m not a very good example when it comes to saving scraps, especially paper. It always seems to be more trouble than what it’s worth–and I never actually use what I save. I’m a bit better about saving bits and pieces of embellishments. It’s just too hard to throw a pretty away.

After working on several cards yesterday, I had a few things left on my work table. I started eyeing them for a bit and became determined to do something with them. The key was finding an empty embellishment tin I had been saving. After a few mintues of playing with my pieces, this is what I came up with: a shadowbox/windowbox on which a card can be attached to the back of the box.

The material list for this project:

–empty metal embellishment tin with lid
–scrap decorative paper for shadowbox background
–chipboard butterfly from DCWV
–chipboard flourish from DCWV
–K & Co. Grand Adhesion flower
–miscellaneous flower, stem and bee stickers

So save your miscellaneous pieces and put them to good use!