Brightech Lamp - GIVEAWAY!

I've told you how much I LOVE my new magnifying lamp. So I'm really excited to tell you that Brightech is giving away a Lightview XL 2-1 Magnifying Lamp to one of my readers!

This energy-saving lamp has the widest viewer of any magnifying lamp on the market, offers 225% magnification, converts easily from a floor standing lamp to a table lamp, and produces bright white light without glare. The heavy base makes it really sturdy, but I have no difficulty moving it from room to room. 

So far, I have used my lamp to read fine print, thread a needle, sew patches, work on a jigsaw puzzle, remove a splinter, fix the missing part of a rub-on, do Diamond Art, color match at night, and about a million other things. I really do love it and am so happy that one of you will win one. 

Follow the link below to enter the giveaway. Good luck!



Trick-or-Treat 2018

Halloween photos might just be my very favorites to scrap. I don't know why. With the limited color palette and same types of photos year after year, you'd think I'd get tired of it. But I don't. Maybe because the different costumes each year keep things feeling fresh.

Halloween 2018 (affiliate link)

Fun fact: The journaling card is actually the reverse of the green paper at the top of the layout. There was a skeleton girl on the right side of the card that I didn't like, so I chopped her off and positioned the photos to disguise the chopping. I fussy-cut the two spiderwebs from another journaling card that was on the bottom half of the green paper. It's rare that I use both sides of the same piece of paper on a layout!


Paint Pouring "Be Creative Every Day"

I've been having so much fun customizing my make-and-takes from Creativation. Look what I did with the paint pouring project from Testors!

I wrapped the canvas with the adorable heart ribbon (LA Ribbons). Then I stamped the sentiment (Gina K Designs Crafty & Creative), colored the brush (Chameleon Marker), fussy cut it, mounted it on pink cardstock, fussy cut that, then popped it up with foam dots. My canvas is now on display in the craft room. 

If you're interested in trying paint pouring, there are quite a few companies in addition to Testors making pouring mediums or ready-to-pour paints. You can also make your own. Last year, I shared a kid-friendly, low-mess paint pouring project. I'm totally inspired to try again!


Scout Fun!

We're coming up on the 2-year anniversary of Trevor bridging to Troop 482. I've made a lot of layouts about the trips Trevor and his fellow Scouts have taken during those two years, but I haven't done much to document the other activities. And as neat as the special trips are, I wanted to be sure to record a few of the ways that Troop 482 makes their regular meetings and short-term events lots of fun too.

Scout Fun! (affiliate link)

It's a simple layout, but I love that photos from things like Chess Night and the patrol cooking challenge are now in the album. I was sure to include in the journaling that Epic Patrol served loaded nachos, with the mystery ingredient (pickles) incorporated into their homemade salsa. I know that years from now, we'll look back at this layout and smile.    


Trouble Mini Album

Remember the make-and-take tag album from the Deflecto booth at Creativation? I added photos and a few other touches. I love it.

Trouble - Mini Album (affiliate link)

All the photos I used were ones I already had printed. There are ten photos on the three tags. I just trimmed them to size and added them to the fronts and backs of the tags. You can see the tags here. I love that rabbit