Thursday, August 25, 2011

We have a WINNER!!!! My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Giveaway!!!

I am SO EXCITED this week to be hosting a giveaway for My Memories Digital Scrapbooking!!!

I love to scrapbook almost just as much as I love to craft! In high school my mom and I would take a whole weekend and just scrapbook. Then I went off to college, and then got married. Life got kind of busy and I didn't have a whole weekend to dedicate to scrapbooking. 

Needless to say my scrapbooking days were put on a hold until I was given the opportunity to review My Memories Digital Scrapbooking.  I was a little skeptical of the phrase "digital scrapbooking" because I do love the cropping, pasting, planning, and arranging while scrapbooking. I thought I would miss the crafting aspect of this hobby but it turns out that My Memories Digital Scrapbooking is a craft in itself! 

With My Memories Digital Scrapbooking you can make Invitations, Cards, Calendars, Scrapbooking pages, Announcements, and SO MUCH more! Using the free tools with the program I created adorable layouts by using some of my favorite photos:

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking is giving one of my lucky readers their program: My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Suite for FREE!!!  With a $40 retail price this software works on either PC or Mac! This program has all the templates and tools you would need to start your digital scrapbooking.

Even though only one of you will win the software for free, all of my other fantastic readers will get a $10 Discount plus a $10 coupon that comes with the software ($20 value)!!! To get this promotion go to My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Suite Software and enter promo code: STMMMS79934.

Here's how to ENTER (very simple):

1. To Enter the Giveaway you MUST follow this blog via Google Friend Connect (GFC) on the right. Click the "blue follow" tab on the sidebar.

Want EXTRA chances to win?? 

Extra Entry 1: Visit My Memories Digital Scrapbooking and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout,  and then leave a comment telling me which one you chose.

Extra Entry 2: Share this post with your friends on Twitter or Facebook!

Extra Entry 3: "Like" Something Breezy on Facebook.

~So, you can earn up to 4 contest entries (don't forget to let me know in the comments are below so I can credit you for them!)

~ Contest ends Thursday, September 1 @ 10:00 pm CDT.

~ Winner will be drawn (through & announced on this blog Friday, September 2.

~ I will contact winner through GFC (Google Friend Connect) email and they will have 72 hours to claim prize.

Good Luck! Can't wait to see all the entries :)

~ Briana

Friday, August 19, 2011

Save the Candle Jars: Upcycling Candle Jars

I love candles! One great way to get all your money's worth is to reuse the candle jar you have been given :) I really like to jazz them up by throwing some cute scrapbook paper on them by using mod podge!

Working at Yankee Candle I have gone through many candles! After the candle is gone I clean it out and reuse the jars. How do I clean mine out? When I think that this is going to be my last burn with a candle I blow it out let it sit for a couple minutes and then carefully scrape all the wax out with an old kitchen utensil. Wash it out thoroughly and then it is ready to be used!

What to reuse it for? The possibilities are endless!
Here are a couple of different ways that I use mine:
  • Kitchen utensil holder
  • Q-tips, cotton balls, & bath salts
  • Loose Jewelry
  • Crafting Supplies
  • Pretty Momentos: shells, marbles, buttons, & coins
  • Anything in the pantry: dry noodles, herbs, & tea bags
  • Vases
Those are just a few suggestions...think of all the other creative ways you could reuse them!

Have any other suggestions please comment below :)

Want to get the look that I get with my jars? Follow this quick tutorial!

You'll need:
  • Candle Jar
  • Scraps of Paper
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Mod Podge 
  • Sponge/Brush
1. Cut scraps of paper (can be any size you desire). I did mine in long strips.

2. Take sponge/brush and apply Mod Podge onto the outside of the candle jar.

3. Take one of the strips of paper and place onto Mod Podge. Put a layer of Mod Podge onto the top of the paper.

4. Continue step 3 until the jar is covered! Then you are finished and you can put whatever your heart desires into the jar :)

I think mine will hold some bath salts :)

~Wishing you creative bliss~

Friday, August 12, 2011

Mason Jar Dispenser Tutorial

Throwing away those empty hand soaps/lotion bottles? Instead of throwing the whole unit away save the pump for this awesome redo of a soap/lotion dispenser!

Materials Used:

  • Mason Jar 
  • Hammer w/nail or drill
  • Hand Soap/Lotion Pump
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Spray paint (Optional)
1. Begin by putting a hole in the lid by nailing a hole or drilling a hole to the size of the pump. So there are no mess ups it may be easiest to measure and trace where the hole needs to go! With the hole being the right size I took some pliers to the other side of the lid and pulled back the sharp edges to where the hole was located. 

2. I hot glued my canning lid together with the metal screw band (it makes it easier when changing out soap/lotion). Keep hot glue gun pugged in. 

3. (Optional step) I spray painted the jar lid to the color I wanted! When the lid was dry I moved on to the next step.

4. For the final step hot glue gun the pump into the hole so it will stay in place. Add soap/lotion and enjoy!

~My favorite part about this project... it cost me nothing because I had all the materials already!~

~Wishing you creative bliss~