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Season’s Givings Blog Hop (Winner Announced!)


Hello everyone! Nina here! Sweet Latisha has put together this blog hop so we can all give and share some crafty love. Each of us on the hop has some prize packages up for grabs. If you came from Tina McDonald’s blog, you are right on track! I’ve been organizing my craft room for the past few days and has put together a medium flat rate box of goodies. There are stamps, paper and embellishments in there. The stamps are lightly used but all in good condition. If you promise to give them some inky love, please leave a comment… Read More »

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Pebbles – 3D Flower Gift Box – Back to Basics Blog Hop & Giveaway


Hello everyone! Welcome to Pebbles Back to Basics Blog Hop! We are focusing on Pebbles Basics Line today. I did some mix-and-match on this 3D flower top gift box. All of the paper I used are from Basics Medium Weight Paper Pad 12″X12″. There are 6 patterns in 8 colors in this pad. I love that there is a cute floral pattern (as seen in purple here) among the other timeless basic patterns: swiss dot, polka dot, zigzag, gingham and notebook paper. Look how well the colors go together! The circled hello is a chipboard shape from Basics Chips Printed… Read More »

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[Tutorial] Heart Banner for Valentine’s Day + Giveaway + Discount Code


Hello everyone! I can’t believe that Valentine’s Day is just a week away. My 2013 has been WILD! I have a small tutorial today for a quick heart banner. I made it within 10 minutes:) The finished heart is about 8-1/2″ – a good size for home decorations. This is also a great way to use some of the pretty paper we’ve been hoarding collecting. I used my favorite V Day collection of all time: With Love by Pebbles. Here is what you will need for this project: 12×12 Paper Craft Pins Twine A scoring board (Scor-pal, Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Score-it…)… Read More »

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Christmas Gumball Tree + Winners!

nina yang lifestyle crafts christmas gumball tree

Hello everyone! Did you get any good stuff during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales? I picked up a bunch dies from Lifestyle Crafts including the Dimensional Tree Die! There are three leaf shapes in the die set to make trees for any season. But I used some  punched circles to make a Christmasy gumball tree! It is about 6-1/2″ tall! I did not mention it in my Knotty Gift Set post but there is another gift set called Nicein the new limited release by Lifestyle Crafts. Knotty or nice, which list will you be on? I am definitely on “Knotty” lol I… Read More »

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1 Year + 2 Minis + 3 Giveaways 4 You!


Hello everyone! Welcome to my big giveaway of the month! :) It is getting pretty busy around here so these 3″x3″ mini cards are the only ones I have made in a while. I used stamps from two noteworthy new stamp companies: Geotagged by Mama Elephant and Signature Christmas by Clearly Besotted. Now onto the important stuff ;) By the end of this month, this blog will be 1 year old! I am so grateful for all of you who have helped it grow and supported it in many different ways! I hope that you will join the giveaway and celebrate Year 1… Read More »