Tuesday, November 29, 2011


R.'s birthday is coming up and I've heard for weeks now that all he wants is a Super Mario Birthday party like his brother. Therefore, I was astonished when he asked me yesterday if he could have a Pokemon themed birthday. Poke...what? was my reaction. I had no idea what to do.

I know nothing of Pokemon, but there was no way I was going to let him down. First up was designing the invitations.

At first, I was ecstatic to find a pokemon card template online that I could use. After I had one printed, I was so disappointed to discover the resolution was horrible. Therefore, if I wanted a readable card, I would have to draw one from scratch so with one of my son's pokemon cards in hand, photoshopping I went. Some of the images aren't exact (I can only do so much), but I am happy with the results. I pasted an actual image of the back of the pokemon card on the back of the invitation so that it would look just like a real pokemon card. R. gave me two thumbs up! Hooray! One thing down, a hundred more to go.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

and the winner is....

Happy Thanksgiving! I started my day at 3 AM, prepping the turkey. I'm going to fry a turkey for the first time this year, but I'm still making one in the oven as a back up. Wish me luck! Speaking of luck, the winner to the Holiday Giveaway is number 1.

That would mean the winner is...

Congratulations Sabrina! Expect an email from me with all the details.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

40% off toys

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? I'm finding a lot of great deals out there. If you are looking to save on that special toy, here's a 40% off coupon for any educational toy or item in the gift section (basically everything other than books) at Barnes and Noble. If you are thinking that Barnes and Noble only have books, you'd be surprised to find they sell everything from Legos, to Leap Frog toys, to puzzles and even angry birds and harry potter toys. At 40% off, that $200 lego set is only $120! Get the coupon here.

Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 18, 2011

First Giveaway on craftyc0rn3r!

Sorry, I haven't been posting as often lately. I've been consumed with preparing for the holidays. I've said in the past that I usually make calendars for all my family and friends. I have some extra codes left over from my shutterfly party and have decided to give it away as a freebie. I will be giving away 1 Free Shutterfly Wall Calendar, 1 set of 15 5x7 Holiday cards and a $10 Plum District Gift Card.

Here's what you will win:

1 free shutterfly 12 month wall calendar
(aren't my boys cute)

1 set of (15) 5x7 folded greeting or flat stationary holiday card.

$10 Gift Certificate to plum district.

To enter, leave a comment answering the question, "What is your favorite part about the holidays?" Don't forget to include your email. There will be 1 winner. The giveaway will end November 23rd at 11:59 CST. The winners will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. I will notify winner by email and if I receive no response, a new winner will be chosen. Goodluck!

*Please only ONE entry per person

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

10 FREE Holiday Cards

I can't believe Christmas is around the corner. Every year I make photo holiday cards for my family and friends so when I saw this offer, I knew it would be a great time to try out mypublisher.com for the first time.

To get 10 free cards, use code HAPPY10FREE. Be sure to change the quantity from 1 to 10. Happy creating! Hurry and make your cards because I don't know when this code expires.
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