Thursday, May 19, 2011

fabulous flowers {giveaway!}…

Brad and I have been working so hard for the last couple of weeks, getting our yard cleared out, leveled off, and ready for sod.  We have a landscaper scheduled to arrive Friday morning to lay down our lush new grass.  We were working outside last night, getting a few sprinklers repaired and clearing out the last of the piles in the back yard.  It was a lot (a LOT) of work, but we were so excited to be to this point.  Then we woke up this morning to this:
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Yep.  Snow.  May 19th.  Nice.may19_snow2
Can you lay sod over snow?  Probably not.  Crossing my fingers we’ll be back to RAIN tomorrow, instead of snow.  Or even sunshine – gasp…imagine that!
 
Well, since I’m obviously not doing a lot of gardening right now, I’ll have to get my flower fix somewhere else.  Luckily, Creating Keepsakes is helping me out with that.  Their latest Tips & Tricks issue is all about flowers.  Actually, that’s what it’s called:  Fabulous Flowers!
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Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Fabulous Flowers shows hundreds (273, according to the cover) of creative ways to use flowers on your scrapbook layouts. There are ideas for using pre-made flowers and ideas for creating your own from scratch!

Here’s a layout I created for the issue that shows what a difference using a floral background can make:

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And of course, here’s a sneak peek inside the issue for you:
(If you click to open this, you’ll see a sneak peek of another one of my layouts on the Table of Contents page!!)
 

Now for the giveaway! Creating Keepsakes is, once again, allowing me to give a copy of this issue to one of my blog readers!  Just leave a comment here before Monday, May 23, 2011 to be entered into the drawing!  I will announce the random winner here on Monday morning.

And just in case you’d like to do some shopping, I have a coupon to pass along! Good for FREE SHIPPING in the USA for orders over $25 from Scrap & Paper Shop, just enter coupon code FLOWERBB at checkout. Expires: 6/3/11.

I hope your day is drier and sunnier than mine! :o)

24 comments:

  1. Snow in May?! Wowee! Thanks for the opportunity to with this great magazine!

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  2. This issue would be great to have, especially with all the new flower techniques that are out there. I need to learn how to do them.

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  3. Snow in May is so normal for where I live! We don't like it, but oh well :)!! Thanks for the chance to win...would love to see this issue!!!

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  4. Holy Moly!! Snow!!?? Hopin it clears off for you guys!! Thanks for the chance..I'd love to have this issue!!

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  5. I live in North Salt Lake and I love the rain, but seriously enough with the snow!!! I want to be able to go outside and plant some pretty stuff and just play. I needed some fun new ideas for my scrapbooks!

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  6. Would love to win a copy!!! I as well live in Utah... NSL area...in fact I am fairly new.. and a transplant... would love to meet other scrappers in the area....

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  7. I live in Mi and I think we are going to skip spring and go from winter to summer. LOL

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  8. I love flowers for scrapping but never know how to use them. Would love to win a copy of this issue.

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  9. I would love a copy!! Love May Flowers!!

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  10. Ooh, I'd love to win this! Love the pictures of the snow!

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  11. Thanks for the opp! This edition looks like a must have!

    alwaysfriendli@hotmail.com

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  12. Great looking issue. I'm all for flowers.

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  13. Flowers are timeless embellishments! Hope I win a copy!

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  14. Snow? That's crazy talk! Hope it melts for you very soon!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  15. you poor thing! snow when you're supposed to get your perfect new lawn- boo.
    at least paper flowers are always in bloom! :)

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  16. Dude. I thought rain and low temp records were bad. Just the drizzle in the Northwest. Actually, we've had some sun...I wore flipflops today!

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  17. lovely layout in the issue! thanks for the chance to win!(:

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  18. I can't BELIEVE you are still getting snow...that is crazy..LOL! I love this layout of yours and so happy it made a spot in this issue! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  19. OHHH! I just love your LO with the flourishes and flowers! FUN!!! Thanks for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  20. I would love to win this issue. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. Sorry about the snow! That magazine looks awesome. Thanks for the chance!

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  22. Snow in May?! Here (Israel) there is sun most of the time, snow is quite an attraction. I would love to win this issue.

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  23. I love flowers and a whole mag dedicated to different ways I could make even more flowers sounds absolutely fantastic!!!

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