Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

October 3, 2009

Sponsor Giveaways : Simplify 101, Creative Cards Homeschool, Crazy Daisy Kits


One person will win a spot in Simplify 101's upcoming workshop: Organize Your Paper Clutter.
One person will win a spot in Simplify 101's other upcoming workshop: Get Organized for the Holidays.

From Aby : Organize Your Paper Clutter, which starts on Tuesday, shows students how to eliminate paper clutter. Students set up paper organizing and storage solutions for every type of paper that comes into their home. And the best part of all—it works. Past students contact me all the time sharing how this workshop changed their life. They are no longer burdened by paper piles and paper clutter. This is the last session of this workshop for 2009.

Get-organized-holidaysGet Organized for the Holidays, which begins November 3rd, we’ll organize the holidays from start to finish, taking the stress out of the season. This workshop is always loads of fun, because there is so much sharing and so many holiday ideas exchanged in the forum. And this year it's even better! This year's workshop includes bonus handouts from two fabulous bloggers. Benita Larson of the beautiful and inspiring blog Chez Larsson will be sharing "Simple + Stylish Holiday Decorating Ideas” and Laura of the popular Org Junkie blog will help us take the stress out of preparing holiday meals in her bonus handout "Holiday Meal Planning Made Easy." We have an early bird special on Get Organized for the Holidays through October 9th.


Picnik collage new october cards

Two people will receive the October Kit from Creative Cards Homeschool.

From Deena : Creative Cards Homeschool is a monthly card kit club offering the latest trends in card making. What sets their kits apart from the rest is that all the hard work is done for you. How long do you spend looking at a stack of supplies wondering what to do with them, where to put this or how to use that? Creative Cards solves that…  the ideas are already thought out for you (not that you can’t make it your own) and everything comes cut to size, glittered, punched, stamped, inked, etc. All you have to do is look at the picture and glue it together. Oh, and then of course ENJOY! But don’t think for a moment that these kits aren’t packed full of interesting new products, the latest papers, and plenty of ideas to keep the experienced crafter interested.

The goal for Creative Cards is to inspire creativity. They do that by offering reasonably priced kits and a friendly environment. Realize the joy of giving something handmade and give their kits a try.

For more information and to sign up please click here.

For the Be Creative Blog please click here.



One person will receive Crazy Daisy's October main kit.
One person will receive Crazy Daisy's October add on kit.

From Kimberly : I don’t know about you, but finding time to scrapbook is the hardest part of scrapbooking for me. I have two jobs, two kids, a husband, a dog to take for; a big house to maintain … my time to create is limited. When Jennifer and I started Crazy Daisy Kit CO. it was for two reasons. First, we love to scrapbook. We love the time we spend pouring of our photos, remembering what was happening when they were snapped and committing those memories to paper. The second reason we started Crazy Daisy is because we know there are lots of other bust ladies out there who are just like us. Tons going on, but they still want to carve a little time out for themselves to create and collect their story. We truly hope that we, though Crazy Daisy and our kits, make that process a little easier for other busy mamas out there. 

October’s kits are just plain fun. They have a fall feel to them, with some adorable Halloween papers and embellishments slipped in there as well. Both the main kit and the add-on kit feature a seasonal stamp, which can be used for scraping, card making or anything you can think of! Be creative. Make something fun. Tell your story and share it with those you love. I know I’m planning on using this month’s mini-book to capture my brother’s Halloween wedding (yes he’s really getting married on Halloween and that’s because it’s his favorite day of the year). 

No matter what you chose to use your supplies for, we at Crazy Daisy hope that they bring a little joy and inspiration into your life and help you kick start your scrapping!



Everyone is invited to join long time sponsor Elle's Studio for their huge blog party for World Card Making Day TODAY at their blog. The fun starts at 8:00 am and goes until 10:00 pm (pacific time)! They will be posting card inspiration, challenges, tips and giveaways every two hours. Extra! Also, some select items will be on special for this day only, so you won't want to miss it!


To be entered into this weekend's giveaway please leave a comment below. Comments will close at 8pm Pacific on Sunday evening with the winner's posted shortly after.

Have a great weekend!


  • 1.
    Kerry A said…

    Happy World Card Making Day! Hope you are having some fun! Thanks for the chance to win one of these fabulous giveaways!

  • 2.

    I love all the inspiration you give us, thank you.

  • 3. said…

    I’m loving week one of your new class at BPS. Can’t wait for more!

  • 4.
    Cheryl said…

    I always enjoy the companies you link us to. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 5.
    Tara M said…

    Happy Card Making Day. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 6.
    Meghan Andrews said…

    I would LOVE to be better organized… I am seriously considering hiring someone to come to my house, but if I could take one of the organizational classes, I would be One Happy Scrappin’ Momma! Thanks for the opportunity… Happy Day!

  • 7.
    Amanda S. said…

    Love the prizes!

  • 8.
    star kennedy said…

    I would LOVE the Crazy Daisy kit!!!
    Have a great weekend!!

  • 9.
    Shelly Kettell said…

    World Cardmaking Day! and Ali’s giveaway! We have already been up, out, and about – Sprint Triathalon for my daughter this morning! Now on to her big map project for school! I won’t be makin’ cards but we will be using our creative minds! Maybe tonight when they are all in bed I’ll get some “me” time to create.

  • 10.
    marla H. said…

    HAPPY WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!!! WOW what awesome goodies you are giving away!!!!

  • 11.
    Marnie said…

    Wow, I can totally relate to what Kimberly from Crazy Daisy said. My life is chaos but I want to carve time in to remember and create so the stories are not forgotten! Organization is a key factor for me-and where I need to start! The theme and the giveaways today meet me exactly where I am at!

  • 12.

    I love your blog Ali! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  • 13.
    Jenn said…

    Paper clutter is my BIGGEST challenge. I have boxes and boxes of “files” in the basement and at least one pile of paper on the counter, the end-table, and the kitchen table waiting to be sorted/addressed/etc, so I would love to attend the Paper Clutter workshop! Thanks so much for a chance to win.

  • 14.
    Stacey said…

    I could really use a bit of holiday organizing help. I bought my first holiday gift the other day and realized I should probably have a gift list so I stay on track this year. I’m really hoping for a more simple and calm holiday season. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway – those Crazy Daisy owls are too cute!

  • 15.
    Danielle Taylor said…

    Wow those are some amazing giveaways today! My fingers are crossed to win any of them they are all INCREDIBLE! Happy World Card Making Day!

  • 16.
    Suzy Gray said…

    Happy World Cardmaking Day – thanks for the chance to win.

  • 17.
    Paula G said…

    This is so fun! After I enter for one of these great prizes, I’m going blogging to your sponsors sites!

  • 18.
    Mary L said…

    Looking forward to winning any of the above…love your blog Ali!

  • 19.
    Karen said…

    Thanks for all you do. I really appreciate that you take what you do seriously and share it with the rest of us.

  • 20.
    Annette said…

    What great giveaways! Glad I stopped by today!

  • 21.
    RobinG said…

    what a great give away(s)…….thank you for the chance to win & your generosity…have a great weekend

  • 22.
    Diana Fisher said…

    Happy WCMD! I am celebrating and love the links to these great ideas. Thanks much!

  • 23.

    Hi Ali!
    I am so glad I was able to find the keyboard under all of this paperwork!
    Thanks to you and all of your sponsors for the great goodies this week!

  • 24.
    Mel said…

    Thanks for the chance to win one of these generous prizes – they’re all so fab! x

  • 25.
    Angie Kerr said…

    Thanks for sharing such great products. I will have to go check out these websites!!

  • 26.
    Sue O said…

    Paper coming into the house is one of my biggest challenges. I end up with “stuff” all over my counter tops and kitchen table, with no organization to it at all. I really need this class!

  • 27.
    Lisa H. said…

    Love your giveaways!

  • 28.
    Marty said…

    Love, love, love the giveaways! Any of the these would make a fabulous gift. Thanks so much for doing this.

  • 29.
    kimbrygc said…

    I’m loving all the fall colors in the giveaways! And I’m loving all the fall colors outside!

  • 30.
    Tricia Dunstan said…

    Thanks for all the inspiration, some of us really need it. Oh yeah, and the cool giveaways!!

  • 31.

    Love the giveaways this week!

  • 32.
    Denise T said…

    Each giveaway is great. Love how you introduce us to all kinds of new and wonderful companies and sites. Thanks!

  • 33.
    Paola Norman said…

    So many goodies to be given away. You have great sponsors. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your beautiful family Ali. Happy World Card Making Day!!

  • 34.
    Ronne said…

    Ooh! I was feelin’ all grey and cranky this morning until I saw all the cool stuff right here. Now I’m feelin’ all energized and inspired! Even if I don’t win something, you’ve helped start my day out a little bit better! Thanks!

  • 35.
    bettyann said…

    So many goodies and so little time..thanks for the giveaways..

  • 36.
    kristen said…

    Have a great weekend, Ali…thanks for sharing the love!

  • 37.
    Yessi said…

    Love your blog, all the inspiration and of course your giveaways. thanks

  • 38.
    Jen Spain said…

    Thanks for the reminder about the Simplify 101 classes — I could really use more organisation!

  • 39.
    Melanie said…

    fun! fun! thanks for the great giveaways!

  • 40.
    Kim said…

    Just getting settled in the new house, once unpacking is done, I can start scrappin’!!! Can’t wait!!!

  • 41.

    I need to organize my stuff a bit better.Love the giveaway.
    Thanks Ali.

  • 42.
    Lisa Henderson said…

    Wow! You have such great giveaways!!!!

  • 43.
    CvilleMama said…

    Wow! What wonderful giveaways! Would love to win any of these items!

  • 44.
    Lehua said…

    Thank you for offering the giveaway!! Love them!

  • 45.
    Angela K said…

    Thanks for a chance at those awesome giveaways & thanks for the inspiration your blog provides me with! Have a great weekend!

  • 46.
    Carol said…

    You give so much to so many! What wonderful prizes…thanks Ali!

  • 47.
    Ally White said…

    Great giveaways! You’re the best Ali! Thanks for all the inspiration.

  • 48.
    Mandy Ross said…

    Your sponsors are so generous! Happy World Cardmaking Day!

  • 49.
    Lee Ann said…

    Cool, love the giveaways!

  • 50.
    Kaitlin Johnson said…

    Awesome prizes! The card kit is great :)