Wall Decal Giveaway from Designed Beginnings

Check out this nursery…

Isn’t the wall decal adorable?
Today I’m excited to announce a giveaway from one of Scissors and Spatulas’ newest sponsors!

Designed Beginnings creates nursery wall decals, growth charts, and adorable wall stickers to decorate any child’s room. I love the fun look of these numbers & circles wall decal!

And the growth charts are too cute! What a great way to keep track of the littles’ growth!

Let me introduce you to Ragan, Designed Beginnings shop owner…

 “I am a graphic designer and decided to be a stay at home mom 3 1/2 years ago when my first baby was born. I now have two boys and one on the way. I began doing selling wall decals on etsy 3 years ago and it has been a lot of fun designing new decals for people.”

Vinyl decals are an easy and affordable way to change the look of any room. The wall decals are easy to install and remove. All vinyl decals are matte, which makes it look more like paint. The matte vinyl adhesive is removable and won’t ruin your paint.

Owls, giraffes, elephants, sports, flowers and more, Designed Beginnings has a wall decal to match any room! Ragan can also create personalized wall decals!

Ragan wants to offer one of Scissors & Spatulas’ readers a $40 credit to Designed Beginnings!!! Hip hip hooray! What a way to start your week, right?!

How to enter to win a $40 Credit to Designed Beginnings:
1. REQUIRED: Visit Designed Beginnings and leave a comment here telling me what you would buy if you win.
2. Like Designed Beginnings Shop and leave a comment here to let me know.
3. Like Scissors & Spatulas on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did.
4. Like Designed Beginnings on Facebook and leave a comment letting me know you did.
5. Share this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter and leave a separate comment for each.
The giveaway starts now and will run until Friday evening (Oct. 19). The winner will be announced the following morning.
Ready, set, ENTER!

Giveaway! Five Pairs of Bohoblossom Earrings!

Happy Monday everyone! I know “happy” and “Monday” don’t always go hand-in-hand. So if you’ve got a case of what I call, “the Mondays,” I’ve got a nice treat in store for you today! It’s a giveaway! It’s been awhile, huh?
Okay, without further ado, let’s get on with the goodies! Meet Lauren, founder and designer of Bohoblossoms!

 I am Lauren Walker and I am the crafty creator of Bohoblossoms! I was the kind of kid growing up that would invite friends over… for craft time. Not much has changed!

 As a newlywed (we will be celebrating two years in September… that is still considered newlywed… right?), I was searching for a new craft to turn my passions to. Bright colors and statement jewelry all came together in my creation of bohoblossoms! With just over four months of having my shop open on Etsy, I have fallen head over heels in love with these blooms! I’ve been blessed to create earrings for a bride and her bridesmaids,special earrings for a baby shower, and create custom packaging to make gifts of the heart that much more special !

My newest creation is a fun interchangeable dangle earring: flower flips! By attaching little bails to the backs of my flowers, you are able to just slip the flowers on and off to style your dangles!
I’m so excited to give away 5 pairs of bohoblossoms! Included in this giveaway are white and purple post earrings, yellow rose dangles, as well as pink flower flips with a pair of blue flowers to slip on as well!
I really hope you enjoy these bright earrings as much as I do!
Head over to Bohoblossoms now and receive 10% off using the code scissorsnspatulas10
 Are you digging these earrings as much as I am? I love them all, but I have to say that the blue pair made for the bride are my favorite! What a special gift!
As Lauren said, one of my lucky readers is going to win five pairs of earrings from Bohoblossoms. FIVE pairs!
So how do you enter to win?
{pretty please}
    • Stop by Lauren’s shop, Bohoblossoms, and do some browsing. You’re gonna like what you see! Come back and tell me your favorite. You can also {heart} the shop while you are there.  {1 entry}
    • For additional entries, do any {or all} of the following. Come back and leave me a comment telling me you did. {leave a separate comment for each task}
      1. Follow bohoblossoms on Twitter.
      2. Follow bohoblossoms on Facebook.
      3. Follow @scissorspatulas on Twitter
      4. Like Scissors and Spatulas on Facebook.
      5. And while you are there, why not tell your Facebook and Twitter peeps about the giveaway. You can say this “I entered to win 5 sets of earrings from @bohoblossoms @scissorsandspatulas! You can too! http://bit.ly/PyMUVT (leave separate comment for each post)The giveaway starts today and ends Thursday night. The winner will be announced Friday, July 27.

Touches of New Decor

After Christmas, when I take down all the trees, lights and other decorations, my house feels empty. It looked the same before all the Christmas decorations went up. It didn’t bother me then. Yet every year when the Christmas decor comes down, the house feels bare. So I get the urge to shop and to do some re-decorating.

One trip to my favorite home decor store spruced up my family room. I’ve told you before how much I love Kirkland’s! You might remember when I changed my dining room, most of the decor came from Kirkland’s. So what did I get? Just a few items that really made a big impact and help fill the “void”  the Christmas decor has left behind.

This beautiful new lamp. It’s large size helped fill some empty space. I got a great deal on it because it was broken. You know I’m always looking for a bargain!

I hid the crack by turning it towards the wall. You’d never know!

I found these two candlesticks at Homegoods {my other favorite store for home decor}. I knew I needed something with more height to sit along side them. These matching floral arrangements {from Kirkland’s} were prefect! They were on sale so I got both for about $80.

Then the table behind the sofa. I have struggled with this table and often change the decor. I found this small, but bright arrangement and a large frame that fit well in one corner of the table. Both were on sale and the total was about $20.

One trip to Kirklands, about $150 and I have a new family room!

One area I wasn’t planning on changing was my foyer chest. I purchased this beautiful antique chest over the summer at a yard sale for $35! The green lamp on top was my grandma’s. I just love it! But. . .

hubby broke it when he was carrying a mattress up the steps. He tried to glue it, but it’s just not the same. I’m trying not to be mad at him.

Luckily, that same week, Kirkland’s sent me a nice little surprise in the mail! A lamp from their 2012 collection!

It’s a whole new look for my foyer table, but I like it! Very bright and fresh! Thank you so much Kirkland’s!

Are you suddenly feeing the urge to do some shopping at Kirkland’s? I have good news for you! Along with the lamp, Kirkland’s gave me a $50 gift certificate to give to one of my readers! You can do a lot with $50 at this store!

How do you enter?

    • Stop by Kirkland’s online and do some browsing. You’re gonna like what you see! Come back and tell me what you would buy if you win.  {1 entry}
    • For additional entries, do any {or all} of the following. Be sure to leave me a comment telling me you did. {leave a separate comment for each task}

 1. Like Kirkland’s on Facebook.

2. Like Scissors and Spatulas on Facebook.

3. Follow @scissorspatulas on Twitter.
Please read giveaway rules here. The giveaway will remain open until Friday, March 9, 2012. I will announce the winner Monday, March 12.

Free 16×20 Canvas Print from UPrinting!

That’s right friends! It’s another edition of “Giveaway Monday” where I help cure those Monday blues. This is a good one from UPrinting. If you are not familiar with UPrinting, it is an online source for personalizing  and printing just about anything you can think of. Business flyers, event tickets, greeting cards and invitations, stickers, labels, magnets and more! What I’m excited about is that UPrinting also offers canvas printing! And today they are offering one of Scissors and Spatulas’ readers a 16″ x 20″ rolled canvas print.

The winner will receive a 16″ x 20″ print of choice made from premium artist canvas material. That’s right, your very own uploaded image will be printed on pretty large canvas! The possibilities are endless! Stretch it around a frame, Mod Podge it to a piece of painted plywood, or keep it tucked away for safe keeping.

One of the best parts is that UPrinting has a one business day turnaround! So you can have your print almost immediately!

How do you enter? You must do the first requirements. You can do none, one, some or all of the additional requirements. Just be sure to come back here and leave a separate comment below for each! The more entries you complete, the better your chances at winning!

1. Entry Requirements

-Like UPrinting Canvas Printing Page on Facebook

Tweet about the giveaway.

2. Additional Entry Options

 Like UPrinting on Facebook

 Follow UPrinting on Twitter

Add UPrinting to your Google Plus Circle

Add Scissors & Spatulas to your Google Plus Circle

Good luck! The winner will be chosen at random over the weekend and announced Monday {Feb 20}.

1. This giveaway is open to US residents only, 18 years old and above.
2. No prize substitutions allowed.
3. Winners are allowed to win once over a six-month period.
4. Only email addresses used for the giveaway will be eligible to claim the prize.

“You should assume that the owner of this blog will receive free print products in exchange for the post. Any and all reviews posted are based solely on my own experience and may be atypical. Please practice due diligence in making any related purchase decisions.”

That’s right! Today I’ve got a giveaway you don’t want to miss! Jill is a friend of mine and the creator of Honeycombs Cookie Company. You would never know this is a new business for Jill. Her cookies look and taste amazing! Truly a work of art! Let me introduce you to Jill. . .

Hi! I’m Jill and I’m the owner/head decorator/official “taste-tester” of Honeycombs Cookie Company!  I create hand-decorated sugar cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, and cakes.  I got into this business when I was searching online for birthday cake ideas for my son’s first birthday this past September.  I remember seeing some adorable fish cookies and I thought, Hey! I could do this!  Since then, and my own fish cookies, I’ve been very busy creating new sweets (and enjoying every extra crumb, too!).


My ‘classic’ cookie flavor is lemon-sugar, but so far, I also make cookies in peppermint and chocolate-mocha flavors.  My cake pop flavors are vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, lemon, and red velvet.  Both cookies and cake pops can be decorated in just about any design that my clients need….I find a lot of great ideas on Pinterest!

Visit my website www.honeycombscookies.com and be sure to like me on Facebook at Honeycombs Cookie Company.  I ship both my cookies and cake pops!

Today Jill is offering one of Scissors & Spatulas’ readers one dozen cookies for Valentine’s Day! Aren’t they darling?

You can give them to your sweetheart and loved ones because you will get them just in time for Valentine’s Day. But be sure to save one (or a few) for yourself because you will regret it if you don’t!

How do you enter? 
{pretty please}
Stop by Honeycombs Cookie Company and take a look around. You can even say hi to Jill while you are there! Come back and tell me your favorite!  {1 entry}

 For additional entries, do any {or all} of the following. Come back and leave me a comment telling me you did. {Be sure to leave a separate comment for each task}

Like Honeycombs Cookie Company on Facebook. Why not say hello to Jill while you’re there?

 Like Scissors and Spatulas on Facebook.

Follow @scissorspatulas on Twitter.
I will choose a winner Thursday, February 9 so the cookies can be sent in time for Valentine’s Day. Good luck!

Giveaway Monday with My Memories!

I was recently contacted by a rep from My Memories. If you are not familiar with My Memories, it’s digital scrapbook software to create scrapbook pages and albums on your computer. 
I wasn’t really sure I would like using a digital studio to create album pages, because I really do enjoy scrapbooking with paper. However, My Memories made creating an album online pretty fun. In fact, once I really figured out what I was doing, I had a hard time pulling myself away from the program. It was so easy and the software offered so many options for layouts, papers and embellishments. The best part? When I was done, I just closed my computer. No little scraps, no sticky glue, no mess at all!
Check out a couple of pages I made yesterday. Since it’s Christmastime, I wanted to get started on a few holiday pages.

I did not add any embellishments but My Memories online software also comes with tons of embellishments {bows, buttons, brads, etc} in every color imaginable. The possibilities are endless!
You can also make very basic collages with multiple photos. These are a great to share photos from outings, events, or even an entire year with family and friends! This one took me all of five minutes! Very easy!
{BTW, Lazy 5 Ranch is an amazing place in Mooresville, NC where you can see, touch and feed some amazing, out-of-the-ordinary animals!)
At My Memories online shop you can purchase additional supplies and designer kits for your online studio. A kit gives you anything you need to create an entire album. Here are two of my favorites.
Christmas designer pack

Aren’t they cute?! 
Well guess what? My Memories would like to offer one of Scissors & Spatulas’ readers the My Memories Suite V3 Software  for digital scrapbooking for FREE!
How do you enter? 
Why? Because you may miss the winner announcement and therefore miss out on YOUR prize. Trust me, it’s happened before – a lot!
I’m going to give you a lot of chances to enter! You can do one or you can do all!
*Remember to leave a separate comment for each!*

1. Head over to My Memories and take a look around. Come back and leave me a comment telling me your favorite designer pack.

2. Become a follower of My Memories Blog

3. Like My Memories on Facebook. While you are there, say hi and tell them I sent you!

4. Like Scissors & Spatulas on Facebook

5. Follow @MyMemoriesSuite on Twitter.

6. Follow @scissorspatulas on Twitter

7. Tell your friends about this giveaway (Facebook or Twitter).

Good Luck! I’ll choose a winner Friday morning and make the announcement with this weeks’ FY’s

Fun for the Kids: Freckles Crafts Giveaway!

I am so excited to tell you that this morning Scissors & Spatulas hit 1,000,000 pageviews! I’ve been looking at the numbers for the past couple of weeks and I was hoping it would work out this way! What more reason to celebrate? One year, one million pageviews! 
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!
What better way to celebrate than with another giveaway? This one comes to you from a gal I met at Creative Estates. Her name is Rebecca and she is the mastermind behind Freckles Crafts. Rebecca and I actually started chatting over emails and Twitter just before CE. We were both heading out to AZ by ourselves to attend the conference. It was nice once we got there to have a “familiar face!” We spent a lot of time together that weekend and have kept in touch since. 
You might remember just last week Rebecca shared her tutorial for Gourdy Ghost

Let me tell you a little bit about Freckles Crafts . . .

Freckles Crafts specializes in unique, convenient, educational and fun craft kits for kids ages three and older.  All of our crafts are uniquely designed, hand packaged and created with you and your child in mind. With Freckles Craft Kits there is no more feeling overwhelmed with having to come up with craft ideas, go to the store (often with kids in tow) locate the craft materials, and get home just to realize you forgot something to complete the project. Each craft kit comes with everything you need to complete the craft including simple, detailed instructions.  Crafting made simple and easy! You can also find Freckles Crafts on Facebook and Twitter {@frecklescrafts).

Freckles Crafts has some darling crafts to do with your kids! Kids take pride in their creations and they love to give them away or to have them displayed. These craft kits are a fun way to involve your kids in decorating for the holidays and what great gifts they would make! When you order, you get the complete kit! Even if you are not crafty, detailed instructions come in the box! Take a look at some of the cute things you can make with Freckles Crafts kits.

You can also find great crafty tutorials on Freckles Crafts Blog. To help celebrate Scissors & Spatulas first birthday, Rebecca is offering a $25 gift certificate to Freckles Crafts! 

How do you enter? 
{pretty please}

  • Head over to Freckles Crafts and do some browsing. Come back and tell me what you and your little ones would like to have. {1 entry}
  • For additional entries, do any {or all} of the following. Come back and leave me a comment telling me you did. {leave a separate comment for each task}
1. Like Freckles Crafts on Facebook.
2. Like Scissors and Spatulas on Facebook.
3. Follow @frecklescrafts on Twitter
4. Follow @scissorspatulas on Twitter
5.  Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.

This giveaway will remain open until Tuesday night and the winner will be chosen on 
Wednesday, November 2.
Don’t miss out on the other giveaways going on now to celebrate this bloggy birthday!
Good luck!

Seamingly Smitten Giveaway + Winner!

The party is still on to celebrate Scissors & Spatulas’ first birthday! Have you been taking advantage f the giveaways this week? If not, see below for the links!
I’ve told you before,  am not a professional seamstress. I sew basic lines. However, Seamingly Smitten makes sewing look easy with these patterns! If you simply refuse to sew, check out Jenny’s blog. You might just be inspired!

Meet Jenny, the gal behind Seamingly Smitten. . .
I simply ADORE sewing and simply love making things for my little boy and little girl to wear! I started creating and selling PDF sewing patterns because I wanted everyone to have the opportunity to sew up something sweet for their little ones, even if they are a true beginner! My Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns guide you (almost literally hold your hand!) step-by-step to help you create the most adorable outfits and dresses. I even have a sewing pattern line for WOMEN!  The Ruffled Tunic has been my best-seller yet! You can find it here:   http://www.etsy.com/shop/SeaminglySmitten     and I just finished my latest women’s sewing pattern, The Miss Mod Top, which can be found there, too. Wait til you see it! You will have to have one!! You ladies will LOVE it!!! Both are simple to make and trendy to wear and both can be worn with jeggings or leggings, boots or flats and layered under a cardigan when the weather gets cooler.
Thanks, Jen, for letting me do a little giveaway here! Check out Seamingly Smitten today!

Women's Tunic - PDF Sewing PATTERNMiss Mod Top - Women's PDF sewing pattern - by Seamingly SmittenPinafore Top and Skirt - PDF sewing PATTERNHalter Dress with RUFFLES - PDF sewing PATTERN

Alright sewers (or non-sewers who have a friend with a machine), this one’s for you! Seamingly Smitten is giving a Scissors & Spatulas reader two FREE patterns from her shop! Whoop whoop!

How do you enter? 
{pretty please}
    • Stop by the Seamingly Smitten to look around. Come back and tell me what you want to make from her shop. {1 entry}
    • For additional entries, do any {or all} of the following. Come back and leave me a comment telling me you did. {leave a separate comment for each task}
    1. Become a follower of  Seamingly Smitten blog and say hello while you’re there.
    2. Like Scissors and Spatulas on Facebook.
    4. Follow @scissorspatulas on Twitter

    5.  Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter.

    This giveaway will remain open until Tuesday night and the winner will be chosen on 
    Wednesday, Novembe 2.
    Good luck!

    Don’t forget to enter the other giveaways going on to celebrate this bloggy birthday! 
    Winner of the Naptime Crafters patterns is. . .
    Alyssa said…
    I love Naptime Crafters! Her patterns are great. I love the Olvia Pea Coat.
    Congratulations Alyssa! 
    Please email me by the end of the weekend to claim your prize!

    Winners and (You Guessed It) Another Giveaway!

    I introduced you to Natalie, of Johnny in a Dress a few months back. At that time we had never officially met, only chatted on the phone and through emails. Well, we finally did meet over the summer for lunch and I think we were both shocked at how much we had in common!  What’s cool is that we live less than an hour from each other! So I know we will meet up again! 

    Meet Natalie {again}. . .

    Hey! I am Natalie, the girl behind Johnny In A DressI am a Christian, Wife and Mother. My days are spent doing different therapies with my son, who has Cerebral Palsy, and picking up after my daughter, whose favorite activity at the moment is to to see how fast she can wreck our entire house. Over at Johnny In A Dress you will find crafty tutorials mixed in with glimpses of my day to day family life! I try to squeeze in a craft anytime I can, it’s my comfort in this chaotic world. Johnny In A Dress has become my journal and I would love for you to stop by!

    You must stop by Johnny in a Dress blog! You will find fun, cute and super creative ideas as well as touching stories about her little boy Cliff. Check out what she’s done for her little ones’ playroom.


    Not only is Natalie constantly doing creative projects around her house, she also has a shop where she creates cute stuff for others! 

    These are a few of my faves. . .

    Image of Infinity Scarf - GreenImage of Bloomin' Ruffled Bag - PinkImage of Bloomin' Bands - Red and BlueImage of Many Buttons Necklace - Yellow Rosette

    Aren’t they adorable?! She also has some really cute goodies for the kids. Good news, one lucky reader will win the item of choice from Johnny in a Dress Shop! Anything you want!

    How do you enter? 

    {please and thank you}

    • Required: Head over to Natalie’s shop. Come back and tell me what you would choose if you win.              {1 entry}
    • Additional entries {leave a separate comment for each}
    Become a follower of Johnny in a Dress.
    Like Scissors and Spatulas on Facebook.
    Like Johnny in a Dress on Facebook.
    Tell all your friends on Twitter and/or Facebook about this giveaway (1 entry for each)
    Twitter e.g. 
    Don’t miss the @JohnnyInADress giveaway @scissorspatulas  
    Head over to @scissorspatulas to enter the @JohnnyInADress giveaway

    And now, two lucky winners of Monday’s giveaways.
    Winner of 25 images from Graphique is. . .

    Kim@todayismysome-day said…
    I like the queen bee image and the bird cages flowers framed. PLUS many many more! These are awesome! Thanks for introducing me to her shop!
    Winner of $60 to Vinyl Crafts is. . . 
    Erin C. Young said…
    i like scissors and spatulas on fb. 🙂

    Be sure to email me before the end of the weekend to claim your prize!

    Another Giveaway!

    Are you tired of partying yet? Did you enter all the giveaways being offered this week to celebrate my bloggy birthday. 
    Today is the final day to enter the Graphique and Vinyl Crafts giveaways! Don’t miss out! 
    Today I’ve got another giveaway for you. This time it’s from a site I just discovered recently through a blogger buddy of mine. 

    Meet Kara. . .

    My name is Kara and I am a wife to my best friend and mommy to a sassy and independent 3 year old girly girl. You can find me blogging about crafts, recipes, home renovations, printables, frugal decor, teaching tips & ideas, and mommy adventures over at Mine for the Making. I make lovely, affordable, handmade jewelry and hair accessories for girls of all ages in my shop. You can find me pinning like a mad woman on Pinterest and sharing TONS of inspiration and exclusive deals on my facebook page.

    Here are just a few CUTE things you’ll find over at the shop.

    Fun hair accessories for young girls.

    Lime Flower Clip 
    A selection of Cabochon jewelry.

    Autumn Chrysanthemum Earrings (pumpkin latte)

     The Chrysanthemum earrings are my favorites!

    Ivory Peony Necklace

    I also like these peony necklaces.
    If you like owls you gotta stop by this shop. Kara also has some cute owl pieces.
    Today, Kara is offering one lucky reader any item in her shop. Any item! Can’t beat that!

    How do you enter? 
    {pretty please}
    *Be a FOLLOWER of SCISSORS & SPATULAS to enter.*

    • Stop by Mine for the Making shop and do some browsing. You’re gonna like what you see! Come back and tell me your favorite. You can also {heart} Kara’s shop while you are there.  {1 entry}
    • For additional entries, do any {or all} of the following. Come back and leave me a comment telling me you did. {leave a separate comment for each task}
    1. Become a follower of Mine for the Making blog. 
    2. Like Mine for the Making on Facebook. Why not say hello to Kara while you’re there?
    3. Like Scissors and Spatulas on Facebook.
    4. Follow @scissorspatulas on Twitter

    5.  Share this giveaway with your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter.

    This giveaway will remain open until Sunday night and the winner will be chosen on 
    Mondday, October 31.
    Good luck!