It’s shakey shaker window time again…

I just got a new batch of shaker windows in..  new shapes and sizes.  This time I have 3″ Square, 2.5″ round and some 2×3′ rectangles to add to the 3″ circles I already have.  I haven’t had a chance to bust them open and make any projects yet…. but expect to see some later this month. These are all 1/4 ” high as usual, so lots of room if you want to try out the fun shaker card games I make.

In the meantime…. leave a comment below telling me what new craft goodies you just got, or what you would make with these….and I’ll pick a random person and send you a mixed pack to play with.  And since I am feeling very nice and relaxed after my much needed mini-vacation… I won’t even restrict  it to US only entries this time.

Cute As A Button – Name Game!!

Wanna win these two cute new images ?.. hop on over to the Cute As A Button Facebook Group and enter your suggestions for a chance to name and win these two new digital stamps.


“It’s NAME GAME time! Two CHANCES to win! Name the attached images. I will choose a winner on the 20th! YOU MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:

1. Name the images WITHIN THIS POST; and
2. JOIN our blog…cuteasabuttonchallenge blogspot ;
3. SHARE this post (copy and paste to your page) on your FB page or on your blog.”

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Gina Marie Designs Giveaway – Ocean Dies



Well..  if you thought the giveaways on the blog were over..SURPRISE… nope.. still more to come.


Just in time for all these summer cards. I have a set of Gina Marie Designs to  give away to one lucky person on the blog.  All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me which of the Gina Marie Dies  you already have .. and/or which ones you would love to have.

I already have a bunch of the stitched dies which I love and some  other small dies …. and of course I have a set of these fabulous ocean inspired dies which are perfect for  all of the mermaid images that have been popping up lately in various groups and artists pages. I am secretly coveting the quilt dies… they look so fun.

Scrapbook Outlet very kindly sent me a set of these to play with AND a set to give away..WOOT !  and if you haven’t seen them already check out the other ocean inspired dies that they just released recently…. sooo cool.





If you are a member of the Kit & Clowder Facebook Group  you may have noticed me playing around with a few ” ocean” themed digital stamps  lately… so stay tuned to see what projects I make with these.  In the meantime… if you want a chance to win a set of your own..  hop to it  and leave your comment below.


One lucky winner will receive  both die sets shown above… shells  and coral.

Eligibility – US only 

Ends August 10th, 2016  midnight central time.

Winner Random winner from eligible comments, 1 entry per person. winner will be contacted at email  address used to sign up and must respond from that account to claim.

End of Series Giveaway Main Page

Well here we are… finally the end of Series Giveaway is about to kick off.


spotlight series

Now  you are going to wish you had commented on the spotlights when you read them..I dropped enough hints to sink a battle ship, not that I should have needed to *cough.

Anywho….  There are a lot of different prizes on offer, some US only, but most are worldwide.. please be sure to read the eligibility on each one you wish to enter.

I would like to thank the spotlight guests  and sponsors for  such a fab series.  It all started off with a crazy idea in the wee hours one morning and snowballed from a maybe once a week or month thing to..all of a sudden daily. It’s been a lot of work and a lot of fun.. and for sure has been an eye opener for me.  Trust me  when you have a month of 5am bedtimes.. an eye opener isn’t always bad thing lol.  AND .. we have more guests who want to play look forward to more spotlights in the coming weeks and months 🙂

Thank you everyone ..and GOOD LUCK !!!

End of Series Giveaways – Updates

Well… we are, over half way through the Spotlight Series.. so time to start pulling together all of the giveaway prizes on offer.  I will start listing them all here …. this list may change over the next two weeks…so expect edits on this post 🙂  This is just a fun giveaway and an opportunity for  the spotlight guests  and of course myself to thank you, the visitors, crafters, fans and group members for your interest and support of this Spotlight Series.spotlight_giveaway-sneaky

Each one will have its own giveaway page which will be opened for comments on the 1st  of July.

Once it is open for comments… you will need to enter each one you are interested in, individually.   All you have to do is comment on the giveaway post “I commented” AND have commented on the sponsors spotlight post.  So if you haven’t been leaving comments on the daily guest spotlights .. now is the time to play catch up LOL.  Not all spotlight guests are able to offer prizes;  so their spotlight may be sponsored by an external sponsor, but you will still need to comment on the spotlight to enter.

If it’s a non spotlight sponsor,  the giveaway post will have details on what you need to do to enter those.

Winners will be picked randomly and will be posted  here on the blog on/around the 15th of July.

Some are open to the US only, some are worldwide and will be duly noted on each giveaway.. please verify you are eligible to enter.

I reserve the rights to modify this list as needed before the official start date of the giveaways.

Prize list so far

**TBD  – To Be Determined


Additional Sponsor Prizes:

Keep checking back to see who & what else gets added to the list as we continue into the latter half of  the Spotlight Series 🙂


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New !!!! giveaways tab & current giveaways

I added in a giveaways tab at the top of the page, this is just for Crafting Circle giveaways. Since we have the End of Series Spotlight giveaway coming up in July and we have two current giveaways….I thought it might be a good idea to have a place they are easily accessible.

Current giveaways:





We have a 12 pack Zig Kurecolor giveaway
Here Zig Kurecolor Alcohol Markers & Giveaway








If you missed it when it was posted, this is your last chance to play along and win a pack of Shaker Card Windows ..ends May 31st, 2016

Fill in the blanks “saucy” Birthday Shaker Game Card
Here is the link to the original post, go leave your comment  🙂


Good luck everyone  🙂






Steam Punk New Release Sunday Blog Hop

What a fab  new release we have at Scrapper’s Delights and a fun blog hop full of really cool projects.  I am so looking forward to playing with these.  This is my DT piece for the blog hop.  I wanted to try something a bit different from my regular “Steampunk” with these.  I found this fabulous quote ….unfortunately it didn’t have a name on it, so I can’t credit the author.

But I love this quote …. I am 46, still chasing my dreams… and you bet I am still wearing my heels lol.

It’s a standing joke with my Oby because I wore my 4 inch heels till the day I gave birth to my son.  I think I was the happiest pregnant woman that office ever saw lol.
Every time I have an appointment with my Oby, he comes in to the examining room and the first thing he looks for is my shoes/boots.  If he cant see them he shakes his head and tells me he is disappointed in me.. till I produce “them heels” lol.

Well what did you expect.. that I would have a normal Oby?    This is the guy who started singing Rhinestone cowboy as I delivered….just as he had promised. Yup, my favorite crazy Asian Oby Dr singing Rhinestone Cowboy.  If you have ever seen the movie Air Am, you will probably know why that was funny…. you kind a had to be there LOL.

I’ve  been wearing boots like these since I was about 16 and in my Goth /Biker days.  Ah fun, fun times !! lol  That is what I love about images like these….memories….and personalization.  So many 80’s kiddies in here…. come on, I know some of you wore these boots and rocked  out to all the hair bands too lol.

boots_DT_wmdedOk ok enough wandering down memory lane…. But, are you humming Bon Jovi  Living on a prayer yet? lol…

Sooo details… details… let me see


  • Image  – Steam Punk Boot 1 from the brand new  Steampunk Collection, fussy cut.
  • Image colored with Zig Kurecolor pens from the Hair and Muted Tones set.
  • Bling is a mix of big brad stars from a Recollections brad pack and some small stars from the new Rhinestone bling I picked up on Amazon  that arrived last week.
  • Sentiment was done in Paint Shop Pro and  then foam padded with Darice adhesive foam and  Zig Photo Tape ( review here .. LOVE this  new tape runner, specially for foam ) and a slap dab of glitter round the edge.
  • Card base was from a Recollections card & envelope set.
  • Image and sentiment printed on 110lb Georgia Pacific Index Card

Happy Hoppin’… and don’t forget to use your coupon while shoppin!!!!!


Can’t wait to see all the fab new projects in the Scrapper’s Delight Group real soon. Don’t forget to comment along the hop for a chance to win digis.  You can find the rules/requirements and entry point on the challenge blog. 

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Zig Kurecolor Alcohol Markers & Giveaway

It seems to come up a lot lately in some of the cardmaking and coloring groups I am in on Facebook… lots of people are trying out the  Zig Clean Color Markers, but few know about the Zig Kurecolor set.  Since I am a huge fan of the Zig Kurecolor markers I have, I thought I would share this info for anyone who might be interested.

I had been struggling to find a skin tone  that suited my style and budget when I ran across these on the CraftingAbility website. I already had the set of Memory System Markers and loved the tips on those… so when I saw that Zig had alcohol markers with the same  fine tip, I grabbed some to try.

The brush tip on the  Zig Kurecolors isn’t like most brush tips I have tried, it’s a bit fatter, rounder and and not so stiff and I love it.  Add in the fab fine tip and … the fact I finally FINALLY found my color. SOLD !!!!

I am not a huge fan of pinky/orange faces… it reminds me too much of girls who can’t find the right foundation makeup.  Just personal preference, each to their own.  I picked up 3 pens to try and get a good skin combo and  the one I  absolutely can’t live without … Pale Beige #731.


Image – KennyK Stamps

Now Zig do two types of Zig Kurecolor….refillables, much like the Copic, Spectrum etc… and one that is not marketed as refillable.. but TOTALLY is and really would be another great selling point if they were marketed as such.  The pens are slimline, so won’t hold as much ink as the ones marketed as refillable.. but they are super quick and easy to fill, so I am not worried about that at all.

No replacement tips for these ones.. since they aren’t marketed as refillable, however that is not to say that the replacement tips wouldn’t work in these, I just haven’t had any to try… but you know I will  give it a shot when I do lol.  But they do come with my two favorite tips and so far, I have had no need to replace them anyway and I am not the most delicate of people when it comes to markers.

Zig seem to have very durable tips that have held up to my scribbling and Cricut Explore perfectly.  They also play nicely with other alcohol markers I have and I am definitely one to mix and match my pens.  So if you have other alcohol pens, but just can’t find the right skintones for your tastes, or feel like you are missing some colors you would like.. or you really just need different tips..check these out.

Me, as soon as I can, I’ll be  buying every single one of them lol.  I just have to decide between the dual tip refillables and these Manga pens I currently have…and really like.




The Refillable version comes in two versions of dual tip.. the twin and twin ‘s’ .   I believe all Kurecolors come in the entire color range, but don’t quote me on that.

The Twin pens ( twin and twin’s’ ) also have replacement tips which can be purchases in packs of 10.  Please check the details on these as not all tips can be used on both pens .  I’m hoping to get my hands on some of these myself soon to try, and if and when I do… I’ll be sure to let you all know.  One of these, not sure which model yet, will be available on special order for anyone interested..( 10 days or less) I’ll let you all know as soon as they are listed, or you can sign up for their newsletter. Because I’ll be grabbing some myself to play with 🙂


and then of course there are the refills… 25ml in whatever colors  you need.  If you fall in love with the 731 like I did, I highly recommend you buy these in multiples I can tell you it’s hell when you run out and have to wait for refills.  I have 3 now and happy as a clam. I am soo not running out of that color again lol. Refills come in single color, or sets ..I believe it’s sets of 10, or 12 to correspond with the pen sets.

The color range is not as vast as Copic, but with 136 pens in the range ( 135 colors and a blender pen),  plus tip blending capabilities….there is more than enough color variety for most peoples needs …and budgets.   I just got my mits on a set of the Hair and muted tones manga pens… so  expect to see projects  and a review of those soon too.

I think I read somewhere that these inks are also suitable for paint guns.. so I’ll be giving that a shot too. I know my other alcohol inks worked in it.

Ok and now for the fun part…. have very kindly supplied a 12 pack set of the Manga skintone colors for one of you lucky peoples!

The set contains the following colors:

Pale Beige, Vanilla, Ivory, Champagne, Light Bisque, Rose Beige, Flesh Colour, English Rose, Blush, Pale Blush, Pink Haze and Porcelain.

You can enter  here by commenting on this post and telling me why you would like to try these. One random lucky person will get their hands on this 12 pack set.

US Only ( shipping costs again.. sorry)
Ends June 30th, 2016  –  winner will be drawn and announced July 1st.
Winner will be contacted at email used when commenting, be sure to use an email you check. You will need to respond from that email to claim 🙂

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Fill in the blanks “saucy” Birthday Shaker Game Card

Ok.. before you click on the link …or scroll any further down this post, if you are overly sensitive, PC… or easily offended.. leave NOW. I take no responsibility for the minds of anyone who comments on this post LOL. Although I do have moderation turned on….I am not going to refuse to publish any comments, unless they are beyond even my limits of bad taste..and let me be clear.. aint much offends me lol.

It’s all in good fun ..and if you can’t take it in the way it is intended… best go check out some flowery cards 🙂  I have those too.

Ladies feel free to use Hash, @ signs etc. when you filling the blanks whilst commenting…. if you feel the need  🙂 .  It is not  necessary to make a saucy comment.. just a fun and fitting one, but there is always the possibility that someone will GO THERE ! Remember this is more a reflection on your minds.. than mine LOL .. so feel free to make use of the tags, I am sure everyone will be well aware of what you are trying to convey  LOL.

This is a card I have had on my todo list for a good 4 months or more.. and I finally got to do it in the wee hours of this am. I was chatting with one of the girls online about 5 am about what sentiments I wanted to use….when it occurred to me, this would be a fun giveaway.  So yet again… here is a chance to grab a 10 pack of shaker card windows and balls and have a laugh at the same time.

I love these kind of fill in the blank cards, so much fun to personalize them to the recipient.

shaker game cardI am sure I don’t need to tell you .. she is a KennyK girl… This is “Cabaret”  colored with Chameleon pens and riding a  3inch diameter shaker window game card.

Ok ladies..start filling in the blanks…  anyone can comment with their ideas, but only US residents are able to win the shaker windows.  Sorry, shipping is way too expensive internationally for small packets like this…and this all comes out of my own pocket.  To make it easier on everyone, specially me.. please indicate if you are outside the US in your comments.

A winner will be picked randomly  May 31st and announced June 1st .. If you are the winner, please make sure you check and respond to the email you will receive at the address you used  to comment.


challenges entered:

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