Monday, March 14, 2011

500 Follower Celebration!

I'm so excited to have made it past the 500 follower mark! Even better, to celebrate I have an AWESOME giveaway.... The ContainYa Crafts company is GENEROUSLY allowing me to GIVE one lucky winner their very one Scrap'N Tote!!!! Now, if you haven't checked these out yet there is a blinkie on my sidebar... right up at the top! Give it a click and check out this awesome system... right after you read my post of course, LOL! Before I get to the nitty gritty details (requirements are NOT hard, I promise) check out these two layouts that I created yesterday!


For this first layout I used my absolute FAVORITE paper company's papers... Echo Park Paper! The top and bottom strips are both from the Springtime line. I used a sheet from the Little Girl line to create my scallops. The light pink cardstock in the background is from my stash. I love the fact that I can mix Echo Parks' lines so easily. Makes me feel like I know what I'm doing, LOL! I just found out that Echo Park is giving away paper on their blog for the next 10 days! Make sure you go HERE to follow their blog too!!! These are some of my favorite photos from Evie Lynn's first days on earth. Her big sister Penny was so enamored with being a big sister and having a New Baby in the house. I think Evie was over a year old before Penny stopped referring to her as My New Baby Sister! I actually used my Gyspy and my Cricut to make this title too. I used my Lyrical Letters font with the Connected feature to make the word Sisterly. Then I used the word art for Love from the Sweethearts cartridge. I think I'm starting to like my Gypsy a little bit!


And let me just quickly draw your attention to the flowers and heart accent that I used on my page. You can order fabulous containers full of Chick'N Stuff from Two Chicks Designs to add that little something extra to your pages! I actually got one of the Chick'N Feed 7 Color Gift Packs and was so shocked by how many buttons and goodies come in the container! It's really awesome!!! You can also find these at the Scrapbook Chicks website (same fabulous owners) when you are picking up your Echo Park Paper too!


The other layout I created with some really yummy Fancy Pants Road Show papers. How gorgeous are these? She's probably gonna kick me but these photos are of my best friend Christy's baby shower. We have been friends since 7th Grade thanks to Girl Scouts! I was sooooo happy when she and I were able to get pregnant at the same time! Our babies are only 3 months apart in age! Anyway, I added some fabulous ribbon and cut the title from my New Arrival Cricut cartridge. I also used my Hero Art's Cute Letters stamps to stamp out "Christy's". My journaling card is part of a set I picked up from Tattered Angels. I found 2 of these sets at the fabulous Lorraine's Memories Scrapbook Store in Woodstock, IL. Both sets have 3 Bingo cards, 3 Journaling Cards and 3 little title pieces and are made for Glimmer Mist. So I misted my card with Bazzil Pink and Starfish and then pained both of my dragon flies wings with some turquoise Glimmer Glam. I LOVE how it turned out... and wish I had bought more than 2 sets of these fun cards!!!


So now you are probably wondering about my GIVEAWAY, right? Well, it's simple! All you have to do is make sure you are a follower of my blog and leave me a comment! If you refer a friend to my blog, tell them to leave your name in with their comment and you could win a separate prize package! I will leave this giveaway open until March 31st and will announce the winner on April 1st!

The Scrap'N Tote Storage binder will hold 36 Cricut Cartridge AND the books and overlays too! You can even double up your Solutions, Lites and Limited Edition cartridge too!!! I have been saving my pennies because I need 3 of these awesome binders for my cartridges. If you can wait to see if you won there is also a 20% OFF sale on these until 3/20/11... just use the code IHEARTIRISH at the check out! You can use this on the Scrap'N Tote OR the NEW Scrap'N Easel!!! Just click HERE to head over to the Scrap'N Tote website!!!

88 comments:

Donna said...

Tha Scrap N tote storage binder looks like something I've got to have! Thanks for this great give away!
http://comopark1886.blogspot.com
comopark@roadrunner.com

Amanda said...

Congrats on the followers! Love the layouts! Thanks for the chance to win!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

sleeplesswonder said...

Congrats on all of your followers. :) I need a scrap n' toote binder, my cart collection is growing indeed. :) Thanks for the chance to win one.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

Betsy said...

Congrats on the followers Mandy. That binder looks really handy (my cartridges could use a home!) BTW love the LO of the girls!! so precious!

Jamie said...

love your scrapbook pages!! great job! Congrats on 500+ followers... thanks for the chance to win.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Laney said...

WoW GReat giveaway, and your blog is Awesome, thanks so much for a chance to win.

ann said...

Mandie, I love the scrap n tote. I think that will go on my wish list. Thanks for the chance to enter your drawing. Ann O.

debhsmo said...

I love that paper. The layouts are so cute. I love the cricut storage binder. I could put it to good use.

Debbie

Michele said...

I would love the Scrap n' Tote. My carts are stacked on a shelf 3 deep! :-) I have been a follower for a while. Love your layouts!! We have a similar style!! Thanks for the chance to win.
Michele
http://fishmememoriesandmore.blogspot.com

Kris Dietz said...

I love this tote! What a great way to access our carts, etc.

Love your LO.

Thanks for a chance to win.

Kris
dietzrobles@yahoo.com

Sheila said...

I need one of these soooooo bad. I go to crops 8 times a year and I have to carry all 100 of my carts plus 5 photo boxes with overlays and handbooks.
Sheila

Lori said...

woo-hoo to 500! I really need at least two more of those binders - thanks for the chance to win! (And thanks to Marlo for donating!)

Scrappy said...

Great layouts! The sisterly love one is absolutely precious though!

Cindylu2u said...

Your layout is beautiful!! Congratulations on your following, would love to own a Scrap N Tote!!
Thanks
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

Congratulations on 500+ followers, I love you layouts and cards, you have done some great tutorials on the cutterscreek page. Thanks for sharing.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

Congratulations on reaching 500 followers. Your layouts are so pretty. TFS!

kwillis_15 at yahoo dot com

Becky Dunham said...

Love your layouts - both so sweet! Congrats on reaching 500 followers - I love your blog so not surprised :) That Scrap n Tote has been on my wish list since the first time I saw it! Thanks for the chance to win :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

FMonty said...

Congrats on the followers!!!! Great LO :D and thank you for the website, I needed to find something to store my cartridges ;)

Vicki said...

Love both layouts but the first is my fave, the colors and the pictures. Congrats on the followers. Thanks for the chance to win.

LesleyfromWI said...

Big congrats on 500! Beautiful LO. I love the design and the photos are super cute. Already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Marilyn said...

Congrats on your 500 followers. I love your layouts. Thanks for sharing.
mimicaro at charter dot net

mema said...

I love your L/O..how sweet is that the older girl is holding her baby sister..It just melts your heart..
Well, it melts mine...
What a sweet memory when the older refers to it inyears to come.
mema
wilsonp58@yahoo.com

Vicki W said...

Great job Mandie! I love your layouts. My sis is a huge fan on Chick'N Feed too...may have to check it out now ;-)

Kimberly said...

Your layout is fabulous....Color and added detail is fantastic. TFS!
love the tote....
www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com
kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

finelyworking said...

Congrats on so many followers. Great layouts. Always love all the detail you add. Thanks for a chance to win a great prize.
finelyworking@aol.com
Dawn

Babe O'Mara said...

Congratulations on all your followers (I am one). Love your layouts. Very nicely done. Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Melissa said...

Congrats on 500 followers Mandie! I am one of them!!

Just so you know...the Scrap N Tote hold 36 cartridges! There are 12 plastic sheets that hold 3 cartridges each. Marlo is awesome!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Debc06 said...

What a great layout, Congrats on 500 followers, Thanks for the chance to win a scrap n tote of my very own.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
debbie_craine@hotmail.com

Gayle said...

Hi! I have been enjoying your layouts and it's nice to see what you're using your cricut for. Liked the titles on these layouts.
I have long been looking for a better way to store my carts, and this is truly the first idea that I can embrace! It is a perfect idea. While I hope I do win, naturally, but even if I don't, I have found a new blog that I will enjoy revisiting, and a storage idea that I will look forward to trying. Thanks! Gayle

Debby said...

Love your layouts they turned out wonderful. My favorite is the first one.
Thanks for the chance to win, I have been seeing these on the net and would love to see what they are like.
angel hugs
Debby
angels5.2005 at gmail.com

Heather said...

Congrats on the followers! Thanks for the chance to win!
ra6352 (at) gmail (Dot) com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Fun give-away! Already a followers!
Great lay-outs!

cupcakesforchloe said...

Congrats on the Followers! That is alot of people! I really want one of these, but its not in my budget just yet! <3

dawnluvz2scrap said...

Wow 500 that is amazing! WTG.

Deanna said...

Congrats on hitting 500+ followers. I love your layout. It's great.

sucor said...

Congratulations on reaching over 500 followers! Thanks for sharing these beautiful layouts, love the trims on the first one! Thanks also for the chance to win.
Su sucor_2@hotmail.com

Brenna said...

congrats on the followers, those layouts are absolutely gorgeous. love the trims on your pink page!! it is soo cute!! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Sue in CT said...

Congratulations on the 500!
I love the layouts and the paper does go together so well. That flower is very pretty too.
I'd love to win the scrap 'n tote and I am a follower.
susanslomski@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your first 500!!! Beautiful layouts! I love the flowers! Thanks!

ajh1985 said...

I dont have very many cartridges but I love my cricuit and could use the storage.

Peggy Sue said...

wow, congrats on the followers! Beautiful layouts!
http://ICrea8Cards.blogspot.com/

Mary Campbell said...

Congratulations on the large number of followers. I love your scrap pages. Thanks for sharing and for sharing the great blog candy. I would love to win. Mary

tina said...

I've been admiring the scrap n tote for a little while, I'd love to have it! I love your comments mandie when christi is broadcasting. you are hilarious and i love that you keep us up to the moment with the discount codes! tina n texas!

kimberly said...

I got your blog link from scrapbookchicks. So excited to follow your blog and for your giveaway!

Kimberly

Scrapp'n Nana said...

Oh wow I would love to win, I haven't yet so maybe you will make me lucky. I sure can use this. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower and I love your blog. Thanks for letting me follow you maybe you will join mine. I would love to have your wisdom.

Sincerely

Donna Scrapp'n Nana

http://scrappnana.blogspot.com/

www.mycmsite.com/dmdegraw want to look, I would love you too.

Carrie said...

Hi,
wow... i havent seen this new tote.. pretty cool...
i love ur Sisterly love layout..
kids are adorable..
thanks for a chance to win!
Carrie
my2sons311@comcast.net

jen said...

Great pages! Congrats on the followers! WOW! Thanks for visiting May Arts blog!

Christine Real said...

Congrats on all of your followers!
I love Scrap n' Tote!

I just ordered a t-shirt from Two Chicks Design, it says "He fishes, I scrap" lol! I never looked at their scrapbook stuff. Thanks for sending me there! Love your Layout! america57@comcast.net

Denise said...

Congratulations on 500 followers! Your EP layout is beautiful. I love the flower :)))

I am a new follower of yours. April 1st sounds like a good day to me... (my birthday)!

Tanya said...

OMG I LOVE your layouts!! Congrats on your 500!!!

Hugs,
Tanya

Kerri - Scrappin Spitfire said...

I've been looking for a new - portable solution to storing my cricut cartridges. THIS IS IT! I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

kerriwint.blogspot.com
kerriwint.myctmh.com

Lisa said...

Love the layouts and tyvm for the chance to win a nice cartridge storage system. I am a new follower. TFS.

mom2fivekiddos said...

WOW! 500 followers! That is AWESOME!!! I have been a follower for a while, love your stuff! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Shauna Nye said...

You have beautiful artwork! Thanks so much for sharing with us all the time. Great inspiration! I would love to win, but by following your blog we are all already winners!

Cindy Elliott said...

love your blog ... following you now too!

so glad Kerri Went sent me here!

cyn_elliott@yahoo.com

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Congrats on the follower count!!! I think I could use one of those totes...fantastic projects on your blog too!!! Congrats!!!

Tamara said...

OMG!!! I have been wanting one of these SOOOO bad! I just can't afford it right now! I'm so excited to see you giving one away! Thanks so much for the chance to win! BTW, love the layout!! :D

Fot said...

Adorable layouts, love the colors ! What great candy thank you for the chance to win.
Deborah foti
Http://www.scrappingmamma.net

Kay Wallace said...

Thanks for the inspiration this morning...and, of course, for the chance to win a Scrap'n'Tote! Kay

Kimmarie Baker said...

You are so good to do double page layouts! I am so bad with that. The girls are so cute! I have 3 and like you they are some of my most favorite pictures of when the new baby comes home. Pretty FP papers too! I love EP!! It's nice that you and your friend were able to have babies at the same time! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway! daughtersare3@yahoo.com

fd2a716e-5421-11e0-a833-000bcdcb5194 said...

Would LOVE the chance to win the Scrap'n Tote! Great Blog!

Sarah said...

Congrats on the followers! I would love to have a scrap'n tote they are so cool!
~Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
craftingwithsarah@gmail .com

Melissa said...

Your layouts are so pretty! Congrats on 500 followers! What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Cari said...

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog today (showing projects for Imaginisce's i-rock week). And thanks for the chance to win that fabulous tote! I could totally use something like that for my cartridges as I'm not sure where to put them all right now! (I know ... not a good sign! LOL!)
Oh, and I just became a follower of your blog!

shelly said...

super layouts.
wow awesome giveaway:) thanks so much for the opportunity to win this :)
good luck everyone!

Sandy Bayles said...

Thanks for a chance to win. I am now a follower and would like for you to visit my small blog and follow me to.. Great layout. Good luck to all...
Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

hhat419 said...

Mandie, I love your site and layouts! I am new to blogs but believe I will become a frequent visitor. I also just ordered my Cricut Expression today! I'd love to give your scrap n tote a new home and all my carts a more organized and functional place to be stored.
:) Heather

rstuck2003 said...

Congrats on such a wonderful milestone!! You have a great blog, I LOVE it! Thanks for the chance to win your wonderful givcaway.

Kim M. said...

I'm already following your blog - love it! You've got some really cool projects.

Chris Wooten said...

would love to win this awesome prize...already a follower...love the project...

mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Denise said...

OMGosh. I love your blog. I immediately added it to my favorites list. YOU ROCK!!!

Sandy Bayles said...

Great prize... This is on my wish list...I am a follower. Thanks for a great prize. Good Luck to everyone.
Blog: http://lovethatexpressions.blogspot.com/

iluvkatie74 said...

Congrats on 500 followers!!


iluvkatie74
at yahoo
dot com

Sherri Auld said...

Congratulations on reaching 500+ followers - way to go!!

Sherri
http://artfilledinspirations.blogspot.com

Stephanie said...

Congrats! I'm your newest follower. I love your layouts and I would really love to win a scrap n tote.
stuff@gt.rr.com
http://cricutmimi.blogspot.com

Micia said...

Your LO are awesome! ! I love all the colors ...I am a new follower thanks for the chance to win ;-)
Micia
Yellowbirdcreation.blogspot.com
Yellowbirdcreation@Gmail.com

Candice said...

I love your project. I am still learning how to incorporating different cricut images into my scrapbooks.

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

The LOs you made were awesome!! I especially love the liitle ones...so darling...precious memories! :) Already a follower and TFS and giving us a chance to win a prize! keep up the wonderful work! :)

Debbie said...

Love your layouts and the cards you made for Pink Cricut's page today.

debbiebutcher at comcast dot net

McVic said...

Im a new follower! Love your style its so fun!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Purple Pizzazz said...

Beautiful layouts!! What a wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!!
purplepizzazz2@yahoo.com

Frank-LEE Speaking... said...

congrats on your 500+ followers. What a great way to celebrate with this awesome giveaway. Love your work. Smooches... scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com

Erika said...

Congrats on 500+ followers! How exciting. Thanks for the chance to win. Great giveaway. Love your layout.

Erika
http://crafty-creations-by-erika.blogspot.com/

Barbara said...

Congrats on the 500+ followers. What an awesome give away. BTW I love your layouts!

barbara614@insghtbb.com

Amy said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Some lucky winner is going to be very happy :)

morose44 at hotmail dot com

Burner said...

love your layout! I just ordered some chick-n-stuff last week too! I have no organization for my cartridges and wold love to win!

Jeane said...

Always cool and creative!!!

MELANIE B said...

GREAT GIVEAWAY...LOVE IT AND CAN ALWAYS USE LOTS OF THEMMM....THANKS MELANIE