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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Still looking for that IPAD 2!

Are you still looking for that IPAD 2 to magically appear in your hand? Me too. Enter the
giveaway at  www.lifeandmyfinances.com A simple entry and many other prizes besides the
IPAD2. So carpe diem,  seize the day to go after an IPAD 2

Friday, October 14, 2011


www.lovefromtheover.com is sending her love again in the form of PEEPS for her following peeps! Seize the day, carpe diem to enter this giveaway!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Another Chance....

Here is another chance to win a Gooseberry Patch cookbook. Rachel at "InRandom" is sponsoring a giveaway of 101 Hearty Recipes.  I have wanted this book for quite awhile and entered every giveaway there has been. Now I get another chance to win it, and so do you! Just hop over to http://www.inrandom.com and carpe diem! Seize the day and follow the Rafflecopter entry.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


                                      Doesn't this look like fall heaven?!

Christi, from the blog Love from the Oven, has won over my heart! She is sponsoring a giveaway of all things tasting of fall! Caramel Corn, Pumpkin Spice Marshmellows, Peeps, Apple Bread and so much more! I just found it, thank goodness, as it ends tomorrow October 10, 2011.

While you are there, do take a look around. Christi has a good number of tasty and cute and easy ideas: cake pops, rice crispy bars, cookies, pushup cupcakes. Her push up cupcakes are unique and to die for. I'll be spending more time at her site AND in the kitchen!  Carpe diem, this giveaway ends soon. http://www.lovefromtheoven.com

                                         Christi and girls

IPad2 and Cover Giveaway

Makobi Scribe is sponsoring a giveaway of an IPAD2 with Cover. Rafflecopter managed Sweet. Carpe diem to enter today!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lost and a Chance to Win a Quick and Easy Christmas

They announced the winners on tipjunkie.com, and no where did it say my name. I'm an adult. I've lost many times before. I cried. Again. Then went on a search for all die cutting/embossing giveaways out there today. I looked at my hopeless budget. I am determined to get one somehow, and it looks like I will have to use my 'by hand' skills to do so, at least for now.  Carpe diem, I'm seizing the day to create and then sell my wares, me hopes. Guess what I'm going to buy first? I live in hope.

There is another Gooseberry Patch giveaway through Mandy's Recipe Box (http://www.mandysrecipebox.blogspot.com). The giveaway is for the book that started it all for me, Quick and Easy Christmas. I met Gooseberry Patch when I saw this book, and it's been love ever since! I won it and then, sadly, it got lost in the mail. sniff. So I will carpe diem, seize the day to try to win it again.   Come on Mandy's Recipe Box, random picking robot, pick me!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


                                 GIVEAWAY AT http://www.tipjunkie.com

I might be crazy, but I am obsessed with getting a paper die cutting/embossing machine. After seeing what they can do, cut or emboss much more precisely and quickly than I ever could by hand, I have desired one to the point of tears!

I'd run out and purchase one, but I'm on a very, very tight budget due to being put on disability because this teacher cannot walk or stand which seems to be a dire necessity in a primary age classroom of active children. One needs to be able to chase after or run away from energetic students! I was told it was temporary and I'm awaiting county authorization for an operation.That was two and a half years ago and this temporary tight budget feels like it is becoming permanent. This is where the diecut/embossing machine comes in.

I have so many ideas from things I would like to do in the classroom when i return, to ways to make a little living money by making jewelry, cards and other crafty things, things that would be so much easier made with a diecut/embossing machine like the Cuddlebug.  Here are two pins I made all by cutting by hand.

 I'd love an Expression II, but I'd settle for the Cuddlebug. I bought an embossing folder by Cuddlebug and I use a tablespoon to press the design onto cardstock to make greeting cards and edges. Really! It works, but it has to be pressed very hard, another thing that is becoming very difficult with the onset of arthritis in my arms and hands.

I don't mean to complain about my physical condition, but I mention it so that those who read it will recognize my need as well as my desire. In plain language, owning such a machine would greatly improve my life. After the mythological operation, I intend to return to the classroom and use the machine to create fun lessons that the kids can do without realizing they are learning. I also want to continue my scrapbooking, jewelry and other crafts.  That is why I CARPE DIEM, seize the day, to grab my chance at winning this tool from http://www.tipjunkie.com