November 28, 2009

Moxie Fab Old Country

I love vintage so I was super excited to use some of my V-stash for the latest challenge on Moxie Fab World.  Cath posted some super images featuring Christmas in the Old Country to serve as inspiration for our projects. On this card I used paper music paper purchased at the Paris Flea Market here in Colorado. The darling cherub is from a vintage store at the Stamp Exo in Colorado Springs.  I love all of the labels from Spellbinders - on this card I used the fabulous Labels 5 for the sentiment tag.  Other embellishments are from K&Company.
I will be spending quite a bit of time on projects over the next few days but right now we are just about to do some Holiday decorations around the house - taking advantage of the glorious weather we are experiencing for this time of year. 
Hope your day is a good one!
:) Kazan

November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving & Spellbinders Black Friday Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving
Here's wishing you all a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by those you hold most dear
Spellbinders Black Friday Giveaway
In honor of Black Friday, the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season, they are giving away 12 sets of Nesties™! You can win a set of Nesties™ by commenting on the Black Friday Blog Posts, once every 6 hours, starting at 12:00am Eastern Standard Time, November 27, 2009. They will give away 3 sets every 6 hours in the time slots as follows:
  • 12:00-5:59 am EST: Ultra Early Bird Give-Away
  • 6:00-11:59 am EST: Early Bird Give-Away
  • 12:00-5:59 pm EST: Sleepin’ In Special
  • 6:00-12:00 midnight EST: Gettin’ Back from the Mall Specials
Enter by posting a comment, on November 27, on the Spellbinders™ Blog
Spellbinders™ will draw three prize winner names from for each time slot. Each individual winner will receive one new Nesties™ set as announced, retail value of $80. A total of 12 winners will be announced on November 27-28, 2009. The total retail value of all prizes is $960.00

November 23, 2009

JustRite & RAK Winner

I was so excited to play with JustRite stamps this week - they are sponsoring 2 Sketches 4 You - because they have totally inspired me to get started with my Holiday cards....I reeeaallly want to get them out the first week in December which I know may be major wishful thinking on my part. We are also home this week for Thanksgiving. If you are one of the 34 million travelers be safe and enjoy this amazing time with your loved ones.
. picked lucky number 13 as the winner of my RAK. Congrats to: Connie, who had this to say:
Blogger connie said...

Congrats! I haven't started making cards yet either. I am only making for Family and close friends since I am new to card making. This magazine would really help me out! thanks for a chance to win.

November 17, 2009 7:42 AM

Please email me your addy Ms. Connie so I can get your magazine out to you.
Have a good one & a Happy Thanksgiving to you!

November 16, 2009


If  you are out and about pick up a copy or two of the special issues that Scrapbook Trends has out. They are jam packed with gorgeous creations and super inspiration for the upcoming card making events in your life...(I have not started yet..have you?).  I have a set of cards in each one of these and would love to give away an issue of Holidays to a reader on my blog.  Stop on by and say hello.  I will randomly select a winner on Sunday :)
Have a great week
Hugs Kazan

November 12, 2009

BBTB is too Tweet :)

Once again it was great to work with my Expression to design a card for Bitten by the Bug.  This week the whole DT worked with this darling little bird cut from the Story Book Cartridge.  I kept it very simple just layering paper and ribbon on a clear acrylic base.  Everyone else did such a gorgeous job with this design  (om-goodness this cut can be used for a 100 different occasions) - take a peek at what they did at BBTB.
I am playing catch up over the next two weeks.  I am predicting a very busy Holiday season so I need to try and stay on top of things..hopefully I can get my Christmas cards made AND some teacher goodies too - Okay that might be seriously wishful thinking but I will try - stranger things have happened...
Have a great rest of your week

November 10, 2009

Creative Cuts & More Mega Blog Hop

Holiday Treats Apron Recipe Album

I am super excited to share with you today my FIRST Mini Album - eva!  This album is part of the Creative Cuts & More Mega Recipe Blog Hop which features the Apron Holiday Treats Recipe Kit.  There are 24 designers showcasing wonderful pages and yummy Holiday Treat recipes.


As part of the celebration CC&M will be having a great sale. For the next six days, they will offer 20% off the entire store. But act quickly, it is only for six days – this sale will end on Nov 14th. Make sure you enter this code during checkout:


As a continuing part of the celebration CC&M will of course give away great gifts. Each day they will give away one kit. Here is the twist – go through the blog hop, leave wonderful comments for the great designers. After you have finished the blog hop, return to Die Cut Diva and instead of leaving a comment, you need to share a recipe to have a chance at winning the kit. Share the recipe on your blog and link it back and get another chance to win the kit.  This challenge is also a great recipe swap - SUPER!

I decided to make super easy  truffles because they are reeeeaally good and easy to make.

Simply Sensational Truffles

By Bakers


2.5 (20 squares) Bakers semi-sweet chocolates

1 pkg (8 oz) Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Chopped Nuts for Decoration

Melt 8 chocolate squares. Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy.  Blend in melted chocolate.  Refrigerate until firm.  Shape 36 balls (make them smaller because this is a super rich desert). Place on wax paper covered baking sheet.  Melt remaining chocolate.  Use fork to dip truffles; return to baking sheet. Decorate with nuts and refrigerate 1 hour.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  For more details on this gorgeously cute Holiday Treats Apron Recipe Album kit take a look here: CC&M .  Now I am sure you are ready to see what Rachel Hope Baird has made and remember if you get lost along the way you can always catch up with all the designers at Die Cut Diva.

Have a great Tuesday



November 9, 2009

DRS Designs & CC&M Blog Hop

The sponsor this week at 2 Sketches 4 You is DRS Designs.  They have such an amazing selection of stamps and wait until you see what our new Design team did with them!  Oh boy I want them all!  We would love to see you play along at 2 Sketches 4 You and stand an opportunity to win a Gift certificate from DRS Designs.  We also have a new feature on 2 Sketches where we feature bloggers we love.  This week Katherine is our fab blogger :)
Creative Cuts & More starts their amazing Blog Hop today - I have something to share tomorrow...but for now take a look at the amazing goodies on display for today at Creative Cuts & More.
Happy Monday
:) Kazan

November 4, 2009

Halloween Pictures to share...

Halloween this year was picture perfect in Colorado.  There was plenty of snow on the ground yet the evening was chilly but not cold.  Everyone in our friend's neighborhood did such a wonderful job decorating and of course it was so delightful to see little ones dashing from door to door getting their treats as the sun was setting over the Rockies in the distance.  Ashton was a Cattleheart Butterfly and Alex was a Fairy Princess. Our friends dressed their little ones as the adorable Bo Peep with her Lambie (she was way to cute to be a Sheep!).
Thank you everyone for all my B/day wishes both here and on facebook.  I had a awesome day - and am still celebrating ;)  Your sweet & thoughtful wishes made my day even more special.