Friday, December 14, 2012

Pimping Out a Pinterest Project

Some friends of mine and I saw this on Pinterest
Cute, Right?  I don't think she made these.  You can check out her post here.
Perhaps she did.  She has an adorable etsy shop for banners and cute wooden signs that you can see here and here on Pinterest.

Kathy knows how to cut wood.  I, DO NOT!  Great to have talented friends, right?
She agreed to make the pattern and cut the wood if I would work my magic
(her words, not mine) and Sharlynn, Tracie, Kathy and I would get together to make them at my place.  Shar was sick (poor Shar) so we made her a kit,
but Tracie, Kathy and I had a blast last night and this is the
we came up with.  They would tell you I came up with. . . 
They're probably right, but having their energy helped me out a lot!

 All together
 On my piano with the flash on
all natural light. . . lovely I think!

We decided we loved them so much we are making a new set for the 4th of July and a set for Halloween, just because they will be soooo much fun to make!

Shar we missed you!  Kathy and Tracie, thank you!  Love you all!

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Just in Time For Christmas! $50 Shutterfly Credit Giveaway! PLUS a chance to win more prizes from Shutterfly!

Want to win?   Keep reading!  To Go to Shutterfly, Click the Photo Above. 

I was invited to a wonderful dinner on Thursday with several AZ blogger friends (all of whom are much more famous than I! CraftyVanessa,  JenkinsKidFarm,  PinkCakePlate, MeAndMyInsanity, APlaceForUS, MinefortheMaking, Mrs.Celebration )  We got to enjoy an awesome evening at Oregano's in Scottsdale and see all of the awesome Shutterfly Christmas Cards up close and personal!  They are truly beautiful.  Lots of Shutterfly Discount Codes are available right now too!  Try SHIP50 (free shipping at $50+) and CARD30 for 30% off select Christmas cards!

We ate:

and ate:
and laughed:
 And Shared:
I was asked to share my secret for getting my kids to pose and smile for great photos.  As you can see by this older Christmas photo shoot  they don't always smile. . . sometimes they make faces, and sometimes they are just cheesy!  I put these photos on a canvas so I definitely think they are #cardworthy! 

The secret that works for my kids (especially the boys) is FOOD!  I am not too proud to let you all know that I BRIBE my kids. . . regularly. . . It was shared at the event by CraftyVanessa that Marshmallows work well for her!  For more ideas on Family Photo Day click  HERE.

So, how do you win? 

Post a comment below tell me your secret for getting your family to pose and smile.  For additional chances to win share this post on FACEBOOK,  GOOGLE+, TWITTER, PINTEREST or INSTAGRAM (one additional entry for each share) and follow one or all of the following Shutterfly Social Media Links.  Let me know how many entries you deserve (and we'll check up on you!).  Drawing will be held on December 11th so hurry!!!

Want to win even more?  Click below to enter the Cardworthy Photo Sweepstakes!

Merry Christmas!  Hope you have the best holiday ever!  My Shutterfly Cards will be in the mail soon!