Monday, March 04, 2013

Spread a little love and flair around.






 
 


Do you know what's fun for me?! Scrapping and then sharing it with others who love it as much as me! So today I have a bit of love to share with you.
First off, I was given some custom {meaning she made it with me in mind...how cool is that?!} flair, by my creative and crafty friend, Martha. Martha and her husband went to China and came home with a little girl of their own, just over a year ago. Since then, Martha has been smitten by all the fun and excitement that a child brings to your life. She has documented so many of the special, crazy, tiring, noodle-eating, Hello Kitty loving moments through scrapping too. She was inspired to start a shop where she sells her flair- you can visit it and see for yourself what she has to offer right here at PandaEight Designs.
I just loved scrapping for the fun of it and came up with three different projects where I put her flair to good use. One was a page where I went nuts with photos, flair, antlers and just let it all fall onto the page. Martha has even added a mini set of the same custom flair she made for me, just in case any of you have the same crazy life as me! {You can find that set right here.} I have never had anything named after me before, so I find this pretty exciting. My own flair! =) Next I made a card with a handmade bow on it too. I wanted some matching dimension on my card, and a fabric bow certainly seemed to pair well with a couple of cute pieces of flair. The vinatge fox images are adorable. I can't wait to send this card to an unsuspecting friend. =)
Lastly, I colored my hair, put on some make-up and felt myself get a little more hopeful the other day. I was reminded of how sometimes just doing something for yourself can help lift your spirits. Besides doing something good for yourself, doing something for others brings a certain happiness too. So as a thank you to Martha, and to you for reading here at Nitty.Gritty. and leaving me thoughts and encouragement at times, and just coming along for the ride at other times, I am doing a little giveaway today. It will run from now until I post again- so it could be 72 hours...or a week. Or more. Just kidding. I will choose a random winner before the week's end. The 'prize' is the little minibook you see, which I made using lots of scraps from my Cocoa Daisy add-on this month {Freehand} and the 'oh snap' flair which is part of this collection. I added a few random bits inside of it, but most of the little book is waiting for some tiny photos or other ideas of yours to be tucked into its pages. If you would like a chance to get this little book, go to Martha's PandaEIGHT designs shop here. Then click back and leave me a comment telling me your favorite piece or set of flair. Easy, peasy! I just love knowing I get to send some love, happiness and flair in the mail to one of you soon!

30 comments:

susan driggers photography said...

since i'm a photog, i lurve the snapshot set of flair. and omigosh, the set that she did for you is a close second. cute stuff!!

julie said...

I love the snapshot flair, the antlers, the laundry....ohh my i love all of that flair!! EVerytime i pass those flair buttons in a scrapbook store, i have to pick them up....Love your book too!!!

Julie Cope

Anonymous said...

i think i could do some cute pages with this set of 6 Home Flair Craft Badges Pins.

Tonya Brown said...

okay so i didn't mean for that to go anonymous. how am i to win if you don't know my name haha Tonya

Sherry C said...

Adorable mini! Thanks for the chance to win! ♥

Lisa said...

Cuteness!! I love that Thrift Shop set of flair, as I do love the hunt, and the song is one of my current faves. :) And, the Jody set is really cute. Your antler love makes me smile and I think of you whenever I see them now. So sweet!

Kris Van Allen said...

I would have to pick the symbols as my current favorite (even though I also have a thing for arrows, all of the time)... I just love how they capture social media of the time right now.

Marti said...

Ooh- she has some cute stuff! I love the symbols flair and the happy words flair. Thanks for sharing her site and for the chance to win that adorable mini book!

Nifer pifer said...

I love your scrapbooking style!

Janet said...

I love the phrases with arrows!! I love all your projects!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the phrases with arrows and the Jody collection! How flattering to have a collection made after you =)
Blessings!
Tammy Essenberg

Jean said...

Love the nautical flair! We have a cottage on a lake and I could so use those!

Julie Ken said...

The Snapshot Flair Pins are my Favorite... I love little scrapbooks! Small pictures are so cute :)

Anonymous said...

you are a beautiful woman, inside and out. I would love to win the nautical. Jan

chicks3 said...

I would like to win the set of black and white days. I have a couple of ideas in mind for them. Thank you or sharing.

Hillary said...

I love the Happy Little Words...but I do actually like all of them. LOL. And if you pick me, you won't have to mail it. :) :)

kelli gordon said...

Love, love the Jody collection! After reading your blog for several years I know that it all fits you perfectly. The antlers and laundry are perfect, but the shopping cart "Love my ride" made me laugh out loud!

Lisa V said...

I just want to say not only do I love your blogs but I am learning a lot from you and your blog....You are very inspiring Jody and I hope you don't ever forget that!!! xo
PS...no need to put me in the drawing....just wanted to send a lil message here! :) Even though I faithfully read I don't know that I have really posted here..i have to you just not here...Thank you for sharing your world with me

Pegasus said...

They are all great. I bought the phrases and arrows and love them. Of course I love the Jody set - they are so you! I also like the thrift collection. Fun!!

marianne said...

Can I just say I love your blog's playlist! :)

Katie M said...

I like the Jody collection...reminding me of you, my deer friend!

jeeper said...

Oh I love it all, I could just pick one.

smenglert30 said...

i love the laundry flair ("jody collection") since that seems to be my life these days!

Su said...

so when I saw the button type embellishments in the Cocoa Daisy peeks, i really wondered about them, they intrigued me! I didn't know where they came from and they were like nothing I had ever seen, so thank you for the history, and the link up. I love many of them, but I love most the symbols - can see using them on so many fun projects. (I also think those little fox are stinking cute!)

floridagirl said...

The snapshot flair is my favorite...my daughter is a yearbook photographer in college. I miss her so much (as she is over 1400 miles away), I would love this cute mini book to make for her. It is perfect for her!! Thanks for the chance!!

Jennifer said...

Oh, those are all so cute! I think my favorite is the symbols, I'm a wee bit obsessed with them now!

idahorhodes said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/125373338/the-jody-collection-set-of-4-craft-flair?

Definitely this set! My husband loves to hunt for antlers after they have fallen off! I have great pictures which would go with these flairs!

pammc said...

I love the girl set and the one she did for you. All are really nicely done.

Anonymous said...

I love it all! If I win, this would jump start me back into scrapping! Thanks!
cassies_cricket@hotmail.com

jbonomo said...

Loved your washi/camera tag with pins (bought one), your fab mini and thank you for turning me onto PandaEightDesigns.....had to buy the pug and dog pins for our dear Lexi the Pug too who is courageous battling cancer. Love the CD kits and am a subscriber. thank you!