Sunday, September 22, 2013

Soul Comfort Winner

For the Birthday Hop click HERE

Hi Everyone!

I was honored to host a giveaway for an on-line class called Soul Comfort from the Brave Girls Club.

The winner, chosen by is:

Soul comfort is taking time for self care. Doing things that make me smile and soothe my soul. Even something as simple as a cup of tea. Thank you very much for this chance.
Congratulations Samantha Miranda!

Please email me at 3girljam@gmail(dot)com
Include your contact information so I can pass it on to the Brave Girls!

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Lisa Norris!

Happy Birthday Sweet Lady!

Today is Lisa Norris' (from Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons) Birthday.

Her Design Team and a few friends have decided to hi-jack her Hop and surprise her!

(Horn blowing and streamers flying everywhere!)

You should have come here from Barb's blog, if not, make sure to start at Lisa's so you don't miss anything.

I hope this puts a big smile on your face Lisa- we all think you are the greatest!!

For my project, I used the Pretty Papers, Pretty Ribbons files:


I have a little blog candy today!
Comment below for your chance to win
a $15.00 Gift Certificate to 3 Girl JAM!
Make sure to comment on everyone's blog posts for your chance to win!

Your next stop is Brianna!

Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hosting a Give-Away to the New Brave Girls’ Club Course, Soul Comfort

Today I have the honor of hosting a giveaway from the gals of the

 Brave Girls Club.

Read through the post and comment with your answer to the question at the end and you could win a spot in the new eCourse:  Soul Comfort (a $99.00 value!)


Sometimes, as a mother, a wife, an employee, a friend, a woman- we tend to forget to take care of ourselves.


Life can be simple.

What if we celebrated the brave act of….taking a break?
What if simplicity,
comfort, and quiet were the goal?
What if there really was a way to quiet the chatter in our minds and let us recharge our body & soul?
And what if it was fun, too?

Introducing a new eCourse . . .

Soul Comfort
Soul Comfort is a fresh new concept using art and journaling as a means to relax and comfort yourself and to get grounded while dealing with the craziness of every-day living.
This course if full of beautiful projects to fuel your creativity in very simple and easy ways that are meditational and relaxing , beautiful comforting things that will have your soul infused into them so that you want to keep them forever.
Brave Girls Club - Melody RossMelody (course creator and teacher) says, “I want to teach you some new habits of creativity mixed with simplicity that I have learned over the years. Being a recovering hoarder of supplies and techniques, this is really a new way to give yourself permission to do things simply but beautifully.
One of the most wonderful things about this course is that everything fits into one fabric tote bag . . . I wanted to create a whole course where all of the supplies fit into a tiny space so that you could take it everywhere you go…so that you could do it sitting on your bed, on your couch, with your family, do it with your children, in the car, wherever your day takes you. It’s incredible. This has changed my life. This has been something that I have used on my own and I can’t wait to share it with you.”
Brave Girls Club - Soul Comfort - Melody, Patrice, Kathy

You can count on this class to be . . .

  • enlightening, enjoyable, fun, & simple
  • customizable with many choices to fit your exact style
  • interactive, encouraging, and supportive with a private community on Facebook and weekly live chats
  • a beautiful experience that will help you relax, simplify, and enjoy your life 
  • a place to learn simple new ways to journal, plus the  ”Brave Girl” way to use stitching and such to create both beautiful things you’ll love AND peaceful relaxing moments
  • a place to learn exactly what nourishes YOUR body and soul, and how to fit comforting rituals into your day
  • something that you can finish without feeling overwhelmed
  • produced with the level of caring and  excellence and attention to detail that Brave Girls Club is known for
Brave Girls Club - Soul Comfort Stitchery
We’ve worked to narrow down things to quench the yearning of your soul…to be able to be creative but also to be sensitive to the mess that it makes and the time that it takes as well as the brain space it takes for complicated tools and  techniques. We will teach you fun ways to make beautiful things while relaxing yourself . . .and we’ll be participating in the class right along with you.
  • This will be relaxing, fun, and simple
  • You’ll be able to take it along with you, everywhere you go
  • Instead of overwhelming you with one  more thing to stress out about, this eCourse will help you relax, enjoy, and feel comfort and peace no matter what else is going on in your life.
Brave Girls Club - Go Create Something stitchery
It is YOUR time for some Soul Comfort. Come join us!
        • Supply List - simple, inexpensive supplies
        • Register Here - tuition $99
        • Class begins September 24. Access the online classroom through January 2, 2014.
        • Divided into 4 segments, with a new one released every two weeks to give you lots of space to breathe.
Brave Girls Club - Soul Comfort journal prompts

For your chance to win:
Remember: Leave a comment below, answering the question,
What do you think of when you hear the words “Soul Comfort”?
We will choose the random winner Saturday, September 21, 2013
(winner will be posted Sunday September 22, 2013)

My answer:
"Soul Comfort" is creating.
Whether it is taking a thought and turning it into something that can be seen and shared with others, or seeing the smiles and laughter on the faces of my two greatest creations:
My Soul finds comfort in Creating.


Sweet Bird

I'm so excited to be sharing this project that I created for Linnie Blooms!
This is one of my favorite things that I've ever created.

It all started with a canvas blank.

I was holding it, and feeling the texture (there's a surprise sewn in between two pieces of canvas)- I decided to emboss it with my Cuttlebug and an awesome Anna Griffin folder that I have.
I wasn't sure if it would work-
but it did!!

Once I had the embossed image, I used Creative Inspirations Paint on it.  This paint works fantastic on canvas!  I did some outlining with Copic Markers- which also works great on canvas.
The end result:

I finished it off with a clip and some 3 Girl JAM ribbon from the New and Improved Seasons Bundle.

There is a huge giveaway at 3 Girl JAM right now- so make sure to enter so  you can get some ribbon for yourself!

Make sure to check out the Linnie Blooms site for more inspiration and fabulous products!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Crafty Chicks September Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the Crafty Chicks Blog Hop!
This month's theme is Back To School!!
This Hop is sponsored by 3 Girl JAM
Make sure to hop through, comment on all the stops, and sign up for your chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate to 3 Girl JAM.
You should have stopped by from Valerie's blog.  If you just happened to stop by, make sure to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing.
This year my twin daughters started 7th Grade.
Junior High!!
It's only been a few weeks- but life in our house has gotten crazy busy!
We made a couple Teacher gifts but there are a lot of  "Boy Teachers" this year so crafts don't seem as fun for the girls to give.  :(
They do each have a favorite female teacher (thank goodness!) so these still made their way to school!
A fun little bag with lots of colored pens and an apple shaped box filled with candy!

The bag and the box were both from the Silhouette Store
Crinkle Ribbon: 3 Girl JAM
Sentiments:  Pink by Design

One of my daughters went out for Volleyball this year.  
She LOVES it!!
I made her this canvas backpack (from 3 Girl JAM).
I tie dyed it with Fired Brick Distress Ink and used heat transfer vinyl for the volley ball.
It was a hit!

Your next stop is:

Happy Hopping!

3 Girl JAM is celebrating 2 years in business!  Check out their awesome Giveaway!!  Check out the 3 Girl JAM facebook page for daily giveaways too!!

Hello Friend

Hi Everyone!

Today is my day to post on the Linnie Blooms blog!

Have you visited the Linnie Blooms shop yet?
If you are a fan of Mixed Media- this is the store for you!!

I used a Long Blank for my project today.

Additional supplies:
Linnie Blooms Small Canvas Butterflies (for the flower)
Linnie Blooms Canvas Leaves
3 Girl JAM Crinkle Ribbon for the flower and stem
Faber Castell Gelatos
Creative Inspiration Paints
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Stamps
Pinque Peacock Fabric Covered Button
Pink by Design Sentiment Stamp

Make sure to check out Linnie Blooms for tons of inspiration and fabulous products!