Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Memories Giveaway and some Awesome Baby Onesies!

Pin It Alright, so I just couldn't resist the opportunity to give one of you readers a copy of the My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking (and more) program for FREE!  That's right, here is your opportunity to get a copy of the My Memories program I've been talking about for a few days.

Technically, My Memories is a digital scrapbooking program, but you can do soooo much more with it.  As I mentioned the other day, I've used it to make my blog headers, buttons, Facebook timeline picture, and Etsy shop header.  But check out what I've been doing with it now:

I made this onesie for my nephew.  My sister-in-law is a math teacher, so it's perfect.  I designed the picture completely using My Memories software and printed it onto iron-on transfer paper right from my computer.  Then I just ironed it on to a onesie.  How easy!

I've been designing all sorts of cute onesie iron-ons to offer in my Etsy shop.  I plan on offering them 3 ways.  The first is as a JPG file, which means you can receive it within 24 hours and print and iron it on at home.  The nice thing about this is that you're able to make more than one if you'd like.  (Please respect my work, and do not sell or distribute the image as your own.)  The second way I am offering it is by mail as simply the iron on transfer.  Either of these options is available for $3.  You'll receive the iron on transfer in a week, simply place it on your own onesie, iron it for 30 seconds, wait for it to cool, then peel it off.  The third way I am offering this image is as a completed onesie or tee shirt for $10.  That's almost half the price of onesies on print your own image sites, plus I'll customize to any size onesie or t-shirt up to 4T!  I'll even change the colors for you.  Click here if you want to buy one or send me a message. 

Do you want to see the other iron-on images I've made using My Memories software?

These will all be available in my Etsy shop this week as a PDF, iron-on transfer, or onesie/tee.

Okay, ready to win a copy of the My Memories software for free?  I'm using Rafflecopter to choose a winner.  Click on the options below and enter to win.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  The winner will be announced Sunday, May 6th.  Good luck!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

My Memories Freebies- Flower Card

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Did you see my post yesterday about using My Memories Suite to make my blog header?  My Memories gives away digital scrapbooking freebies every week, and here are some cute ones they sent me this week that I wanted to share with you.  You can print up and easily make these cute 3D flower cards.  Just click on the picture above and it will take you to a page where you can download the free patterns for your copy of My Memories, or if you don't own My Memories you can still download it in PDF format. 

Want My Memories Suite so you can make great projects like these?  The program is only $39.97 and Binge Crafter readers can get $10 off using the code STMMMS84973.  You will also get $10 to use in the My Memories store to download your favorite paper packs.  Good deal, huh?

Here is the tutorial on how to put the flower together.

Flower Card Tutorial
How to Assemble your Flower Card

1. Print your file on cardstock.

2. Take your card template page and fold at all fold lines. A bone folder helps make the creases niec and crisp to help your finished card to look nicer.

3. There should be a total of 9 folds when you are done.

4. Cut out your card.

5. Turn your card over so that the printed side is down and pinch the sides of each petal together until all 6 petals are standing straight up.

6. Gently push all the petals in one direction until they lay flat.

7. You now have a flower card.

8. Tie a ribbon (not included) or something equivalent around the card to hold it closed.

9. Embellish as desired. This card was embellished with a circle cut out from a piece of background paper.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

New Blog Header using My Memories Suite

Pin It Do you like my new blog header?  I made it during naptime today using My Memories Suite

I just loooove this software.  I've used it to make various blog headers, blog buttons, my Facebook timeline photo, and even the header for my Etsy shop.  My Memories is so easy to use!  I love being able to whip these out while watching tv.  I'm actually working on using My Memories to make cupcake toppers and water bottle wraps that can be printed off in PDF format.  I'm excited to start making some party packs to sell in my Etsy shop

My Memories software is VERY reasonably priced, especially compared to Photoshop or other digital scrapbooking programs.  The program is only $39.97 and I have good news!  Binge Crafter readers can get $10 off using the code STMMMS84973 AND you will also get $10 to use in the My Memories store to download your favorite paper packs.  There are also TONS of freebies on their site and you can use any free digital scrapbooking products you find around the web, which means that there are essentially no additional costs.  Can't beat $30 for all this fun!

Here are some of my other My Memories creations:

Tune in tomorrow, I have a freebie to share with you!

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Greeting Card Sets

Pin It As you have probably read, I just opened an Etsy shop a few weeks ago to sell some of my handmade baby, sewing, and paper crafts.  As I've been exploring more and more on Etsy, I've discovered that my little shop with less than 10 items was pretty sad compared to many other shops with tons of different items.  So I needed to do some binge crafting and stock up my "shelves". 

I absolutely adore making notecards, especially to use as thank you notes from my daughter for the gifts she receives.  I also like making notecard sets as gifts for others, like these monogram notecards I made for my mom last year.  I decided to do some simple, affordable notecard sets for those of you who appreciate homemade cards, but may not have the time to do these yourself.  Each of these notecard sets, which include four cards and envelopes, are ONLY $5.00!  That's only $1.25 each, which in my opinion is definitely reasonable.  These are perfect for using yourself, for your kids, or as a simple quick gift for a neighbor, office coworker, or relative.  Click on the picture or links below if you'd like to see closeups of the cards (or maybe order some!).  :)

Thanks for checking out my shop!  Wish me luck.  :)
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Lion Birthday Card

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We were invited to a first birthday party a couple of weeks ago and this was the card I made for the Birthday Boy.  I actually "scraplifted" the idea for the background of the card from a book published by Paper Crafts Magazine.  The original card was a square card with four patterned papers sewn onto the background.  I've been wanting to experiment with stitching on a card and I thought this was a good starter project.  My daughter enjoyed sitting on my lap while I stitched away, which was a fun way to have her help.  :)  I cut the scalloped circle and a basic circle with the cricut to make the background for the lion.  The lion was a die cut included in a K&Company baby boy die cut pack.  (These are some cards I made using the same die cut pack.)  I added a birthday hat cut from the Simply Charmed cartridge to make it more festive.

Lately I've been sorting coordinating papers into packs to keep for cardmaking, and this helped a LOT!  I was able to put together this entire card while watching my daughter play, which I was thrilled about.  Who needs naptime for crafts?  ;)
Hope you enjoy!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Design Team Rejections (but free CCR files for you!)

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I decided during 2012 I wanted to try to enter some design team calls and submit some ideas to magazines just to see what would happen.  I figured it wouldn't hurt to try and it was a good challenge for me.  I'm surprisingly taking rejection well.  I was not chosen for the Jinger Adams design team (not surprised, her new designers are amazing), but I also was not chosen for the My Little Shoebox design team.  My Little Shoebox is a company that makes probably the cutest scrapbooking products ever.  Last year I won some of their products (their "Destinations" line), so I used these materials to make the three required projects- a card, a scrapbook page, and a project.

Here were my submissions:

 A "Road Trip" card with a pull tab
 which reveals a list of places to go.
"Life is about the Journey, not the Destination" layout.  The journaling tab was cut with the Cricut and Cricut Craft Room Basics.  Want the CCR file for the layered bracket?  You can download it here.  The journal tab reads, "Don't be so focused on the future.  Instead enjoy this moment.  Right here.  Right now.  THIS IS YOUR LIFE!"  I cut the journal tab out first, typed the journaling on the computer and printed it out to make sure it was the right size, then taped the cut journal tab onto the printed piece of paper and sent it through the printer again.  A cool tip I picked up somewhere, an essential one to me since I don't like my handwriting on my scrapbooking layouts.
 Some closeups
 Closeup of the banner

 A "suitcase" matchbox-style album I designed (themed for an imaginary NYC trip)
 which slides open to reveal
 an accordian style "album" with tags.
I really like the black city background on the fourth tab.  This was cut from the Cricut Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge.  "Watch out NYC" was cut using Cricut Craft Room basics.  Want the CCR file for the city background and sentiment?  You can download it here.

Even though I didn't make the design team, I realy enjoyed making these.  I'm putting them in my Etsy shop in case you like them.  They're super cheap if you want a Binge Crafter original.  ;)

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wipes cases and fabric party hats now available in my Etsy shop!

Pin It Hey everyone! 

I've been busy crafting this week for my new Etsy shop!  Here are a few of the cute items I just listed.  Please check them out & share them with any of your friends who may need a special baby shower, party, or new mom gift.  I just love these fabric-covered baby wipes cases.  I received one as a gift from my sister-in-law and just love making them and giving them as gifts.  The fabric party hats I first made for my daughter's pink and turquoise birthday party, and I think they're so fun for a baby's or child's party.  The pictures I got of my daughter wearing one are priceless!  Anyway, thanks for checking these out!

Are you on Etsy?  Leave me a comment so I can find you & favorite you there!

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