Monday, July 30, 2012


Hi Everyone!

Sorry for the delay in announcing Gilby's Birthday/400 Followers winner-we have been out of town & are getting ready to leave again.

The winner is Vannessa!
Congrats Vannessa! Gilby & I know you are just going to LOVE your Doggie Bag!!! Please  email me with your 411.

Now, on to the winner of the Super Hero Blog Hop.
The winner is mamawcindy! Congrats! Please email me with your 411 as well.

Thanks for playing everyone!
Gilby & I will be back soon!

Friday, July 27, 2012


Daa, Daa, Daa, Daada Daaaaa!!!!!

Welcome to The Super Hero Blog Hop!!! How did you like my intro, not bad huh? That was all Gilby's idea. ;-)  We are Super Excited to be part of this Hop, so thank you to Ruthie & Candace for inviting me!!!

You are in for a fun Hop today, lot's of Super projects & Doggie Treats (prizes)!!! You may even be able to find your own Hero along the way ;-) So,if you came from Yolanda's blog then you are in the right place, if not & you would like to start from the beginning then you need to Fly on over to Candace's Blog!

Today, Gilby & I wanted to create a project for the everyday Super Hero, so we decided to make a card for one of the Best Super Hero's out there; Firemen/women. They risk their lives everyday to save ours, including our fur-babies, I can't think of anything more Heroic that that!!! 
We found this Super cute SVG over at Paper Piecings by Nikki & thought it was perfect!
This is only the 2nd time I've done paper piecing, so it took a little bit to figure out. Getting it arranged in the program I was using in order to cut on my Cameo was the most challenging. Once it was cut & I started piecing it together, I absolutely loved it! Gilby & I are Super thrilled with our little card & can't wait to try paper piecing again! We just wish we knew someone to give it to, maybe we'll send it to our local Fire Department

Now, let's not forget the Universal Super Hero's of all time....The Mom!!!
My kids got this years ago for me on Mother's Day :-) so I thought I would share!
She has an arsenal that every Mom needs that she carries around her waist: a Cell Phone,
Wipes & Frist Aid Kit, Keys & of course Gum & Candy!

Daa, Daa, Daa, Daada Daaaaa!!!!! Time for a Super sweet prize!!!  September Ninth Designs is the Big Super Hero today, as she is giving away a "Your Story Photo Personal Bookbinding Kit" to one lucky winner!
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, to maximize your chances to win (who wouldn't want to do that), you should leave a comment on each blog in the hop!!!
You will have until Sunday night 12pm (PST) to leave a comment. A winner will be chosen at random and announced Tuesday July 31st,
Want a chance to win some more Super "Doggie Treats"? Yeah that's what Gilby & I thought, so we put together this Super cute little Doggie Bag for one lucky winner!
All you need to do is leave a comment on this post (you only need to leave for both giveaways). Gilby & I don't require that you become a follower or sign up for our
e-mails to win, but if you see what you like & you want to, we always welcome new friends! You will have until Sunday night at 12pm (PST) to leave a comment, we will also choose a winner at random, but the winner will be announced some time on Monday July 30th as we are out of town next week.

Your next stop on the hop is Michelle's blog , so you can see what kind of Super project she has for you!!!

Thanks for flying by!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


Hi Everyone!

Happy Wednesday!

Just wanted to let you know you still have time to enter Gilby's Birthday/400 Follower Giveaway (Doggie Bag). Just leave a comment on his Celebration post here & be sure to leave a way for us to contact you in case you are the lucky winner! If you are new to our blog, the post beneath this one explains Gilby's Doggie lingo. :-)

I also wanted to let you know that there is a fun Blog Hop on Friday the 27th that I'm participating in! There will be one Grand Prize & Candy along the way or as Gilby would say "Doggie Treats". So be sure you check it out! BTW, isn't that the cutest button ever?!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 23, 2012


Hi Everyone!

Yesterday I posted about Celebrating Gilby's Birthday & us reaching 400 Followers (Yaaay Hurray!!!) I believe there was some questions, due to our lingo, so we just wanted to clear the air. I'm sorry for any confusion I may have caused!

1. What are Doggie Treats? This is Gilby's Blog too, so when creating my Blog with the ever so talented Veronica (see side bar link) I wanted to include some of his lingo. So Doggie Treats are the same as Blog Candy or a Giveaway. I know, cute huh? hehe
2. What is a Doggie Bag? It's the same thing as Doggie Treats-but since we sometimes like to surprise people we do not post or show a picture of what the giveaway/treats will be. Basically it means that whomever wins, will get several things that will be a surprise & who doesn't love surprises?!!

You DO NOT have to be a follower of our blog to win Gilby's Doggie Bag. We have always said that we only want you to tag along (follow us) if you like what you see & you actually want to follow us. Although, we do like new friends, but again it's NOT REQUIRED.
For this particular Celebration I do ask that you Wish Gilby a Happy Birthday though. :-)

Due to the confusion I've been given the "okay" by Gilby to extend our Celebration & Doggie Bag Giveaway to Thursday at 11 pm Pacific Time, that should give you all plenty of time to wish Gilby a Happy Birthday & maybe a congrats on 400 followers ;-) I added an extra picture of Gilby (which is too cute).

Thank you again for taking time out of your day to visit our Happy Little Blog!

Have a great day!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Hi Everyone!
I thought today warranted a special post to celebrate Gilby's 6th Birthday!!! & since he has 400 FABULOUS Followers, Gilby thought we should give out some DoggieTreats (not actual dog food of course) to one of our Fabulous followers. You don't have to a follower to win, just leave comment wishing Gilby Happy Birthday & a way for us to contact you. We can't thank you enough for taking your time to pop on over & for all your sweet comments, it really means a lot to us!!!

I honestly can't believe our little pupster is 6, the time has gone by so fast. He's just the best little pup ever & he does the silliest things, I suare I think he can actually talk & I don't mean barking, though he's very good at that! He is part of our family, we each have our special bond with him. I'm his human pillow whenever he feels the need for one, he just plops down on me, no matter what I have in my lap, he's also my co-worker. I work from home & he keeps me company by laying in his bed next to me or sitting on my lap & he's always around when I craft, hence the name gilbyscraftster.

It will probably seem like any other day to him, except he will get more lovin', get to play more, take a longer walk & get more carrots, oh & of course lay on
Normally we would take him to this outdoor ice cream shop called Carousal Treats, but this year, we will until Brandon get's back from spending time with his Nana & Pappa. This might be Brandon's last B-Day Celebration for a while since he will be heading off to college next summer. This ice cream place is sooo cute, it's out doors & they allow dogs. He always gets the "pup cup", which is free for all the dogs. It's vanilla soft serve with a Milk Bonem on top. He devours that thing lickety split & then he's just a sticky I'm sure he doesn't mind though, I know that when my chocolate/vanilla swirl cone has dripped all over me, I don't mind because it's totally me, worth

I thought I would share some pictures of the little guy when he a puppy (warning I got a little carried away) & the Birthday Card I made for him. We hope you enjoy!
Sooo cute! (SB page I made yrs ago)
 He & My Hubby bonded instantly (also SB page made yrs ago)
Mommy & Gilby time (no makeup-eeks)-yrs
Awww, fast alseep
He hasn't quite grown into his legs
"Another picture"???
I'm sure you have noticed that he is no longer black, tan & white now!
Right after he had his first trip to the groomers, it was all gone!!!
Still the cutest Pup though!!!

The bone is made from Polymer Clay (which I made years ago), I thought it was too dark so I painted it a lighter color & then used some Tim Holtz "Gathered Twigs" ink & glazed it.
My husbands favorite color is blue & that is the only color he will let Gilby wear (collar & leash) except when VT is playing & then he wears his jersey of maroon & gold. So, as you can see I used a lot of blue on the card which is Tim Holtz "Broken China"
Stamps are PBD "You take the Cake", "Furry Friends" The #6 is by MCT "All Around Birthdays"

I know it would make Gilby's Day if you were to wish him Happy Birthday & maybe even became a follower of our Blog if you wanted, though it's not required to win. If you share it on FB you can leave a separate comment. We will announce the winner on Wednesday night  sometime on Friday, so you have until Wednesday 6pm EST, until 11pm EST Thursday to wish Gilby a Happy Birthday. Be sure you leave a way for us to contact you. I bet you are wondering what kind of Doggie Treats Gilby is giving away, well he wants to keep it a surprise, but he knows whoever wins will definitely Dig it!!!..LOL

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 20, 2012


Hi Everyone!

Happy TGIF!!! I don't know about you all, but this has been a VERY long week, so I'm thrilled for the weekend to finally be here. My son is with his grandparents, so the only plans this weekend are to work on some crafts & do some blog hopping. He's been gone since Wednesday & I missed him as soon as he left, luckily he's been good about calling everyday so far. He checked out Davidson College in NC yesterday & he was very excited to tell me all about it, then he goes to visit some more family (his dad's side) & is extra excited because they have big plans to go out on the lake boating & jet skiing. I'm glad he is having a great time, but I can't wait for him to return on Monday. Hubby & I are taking him to VA Tech, UVA & UNC in the next couple of weeks. I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed his being with us the whole summer, normally he would be going back & forth between our house & his dad's, but this year he decided he wanted to be home with me & my hubby. I'm so grateful, especially since this is really his last summer so to speak since he will be a Senior this year. Can't believe how all the years just fly by, I tell you I DON'T like it, not one

Ok, so on to some Freebies & Deals I thought you all might like-

This first one is just some AWESOME info about using multiple coupons at Michahels & Joannes, you should really check it out, I had no idea that you could use other competitor coupons. It comes from Deborah of Society of Stampaholics via The Paper Craft Planets newsletter, I'm sure most of you already know of them but here is the link to their home page & then you can sign up to receive their newsletters in you want. They have lots of great info.
These next 3 come from a blog called So Cal Coupon Mommy (she has access to lots of freebies & coupons!
 - Free Shape Magazine for a year (you do have to do have to join a free membership)
 - Free Martha Stewart Magazine for a year (same deal as above)

 (this one requires that you sign up for their e-mails (sometimes contain coupons) and then you will be able to print the coupon!

-How about a Free Card from the (link gets you to the coupon code)

-Who love Christmas in July, this is Giveaway Blog Hop (checkout all the other
giveaways she has going on too)

12 Days of Christmas in July hosted by Weidknecht Events Going Crazy {July 20-31}

-Here's a Free Digi Stamp from Bugaboo to go along with the Christmas in July theme, plus
they have a Christmas in July promotion where you can get 50% off all Digi's!!!
Now that's awesome!!!

Ok, so on to the project I thought I would share. This is a card I made for one of my sisters several months ago after she had her last day of radiation. Yaaay Hurraay-we went out to dinner to Celebrate as well. A little something different for me, so it was fun & she liked it, hope you all like it as well.

Pattern Paper-K&Company-Classic Charlotte
DieCut & Stamp-MCT

As always, Gilby & I love your comments, his tail just wags away when he see's me smile!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 13, 2012


Hi Everyone!

Have another Freebie Friday for you, only have a few for you, but I think you will like them!

This first one is time sensitive-you only have from 10am-3pm today, so run to your closest Starbucks! You don't have to have a coupon-just go & enjoy 12oz of one of their new "Refreshers" 

And who doesn't love Bath & Body Works, especially when it's free!!! This is a FB deal, where you give them your info & they send you a free sample.

If it's an icky weekend you can pick up a free video game this weekend from RedBox just takes a text.

I know I don't like to clean, but I like Eco Friendly products when I'm able to use them.

Want to make your own Espresso? This is actually a Sweepstakes, for a Free Cuisinart Pump Espresso Maker! This is one of the easiest sweepstakes sites out there, you can enter 3x a day with just your basic info, & you don't have to like all these different FB pgs, blogs, etc, etc, etc. While you're there I would check out all the other giveaways they have & maybe sign up for their daily giveaway posts.

Now, this one is also time sensitive, as in TODAY only... I just thought it was silly, please let me know if any of you end of doing this!!! Dress up like a COW, yes I said COW & get a free meal from Chick-fil-A..LOL

Finally something Crafty, they aren't Free, but basically should be for the deals they are having over at Happy N Scrappin'. Some of you may already be on their email list, but here are some of the GREAT DEALS they are having!
75% off the following Collections-Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, My Minds Eye, Imaginisce & Bo Bunny 

Hope you all are able to take advantage of some of these, have a great weekend!!!

Thanks for stopping by!
PS, I may be back later today if I get anymore Freebies or Deals that I think you should snag! :)

Friday, July 6, 2012


Hi Everyone!

There are going to be some changes coming to my blog soon, including this one. 
I will now be having FREEBIE FRIDAYS, this is where I will give you links to some really cool freebies I have found throughout the week. They probably won't have anything to do with crafting, but hey, who doesn't love FREEBIES!!! Ever since I won my I-Pad 2, I have been entering sweepstakes galore & with that comes the multiple, multiple emails with Deals & Freebies, don't worry, I'm only going to share the ones that I think are really cool.

I will be announcing the other changes as they come up, so be on the look out, I'm pretty excited  to be blogging again!

One of the other things to share is that I sold ALL of my Cricut stuff! So, you won't be seeing any Cricut things here unless they are projects I previously made & never shared or they are cuts I made for my stash. I thought I was ok with it, you know selling my babies, but after they went to their new owner, I was very sad, especially after my 17 yr old pointed out to me what a great deal the girl had gotten, kind of made me sick to my tum-tum! It's gone now though, so what's a girl gonna do??? Get more acquainted with the Cameo that she just had to have a few months back that has just been sitting & collecting  

Okay, so on to the FREEBIE links I was going to share, here are just a few that I came across today...Did you know that July is national Ice Cream month???, well if you have a Birthday or have family with a Birthday in July this is just for you.....
Restaurants Offering Birthday Freebies (it's not just ice cream).
Free Kindle Books You don't have to have a Kindle to get them
Free Printables Nautical Themed Baby Shower & Garden Themed Birthday Party
My Favorite Digi Stamp Store, Bugaboo has a Peanut Gardening
Free Krispy Kreme Donut wish we had a Krispy Kreme by us!

Thanks for stopping by!
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