Sponsor Giveaways : Studio Calico, Memory Works, Lisa Leonard, & Designer Digitals

Home Front Giveaway


Three people will win the entire Home Front collection (papers, stickets, journaling cards, and FabRips) from Studio Calico.

One person will receive the January main kit from Studio Calico.

The concept of Studio Calico began long before it was a reality. In 2000, while working at a local scrapbook store, April developed an appreciation for innovative supplies along with a respect for preserving memories. Thus, the concept of combining fresh products with non-traditional scrapbook supplies emerged.

At Studio Calico, we hope to encourage the creative process by providing the best supplies on the market as well as a community that is supportive every step of the way.
In the past 2 years we've grown from an idea, to a small boutique of sorts, to manufacturing our own products. As we've grown, we've stayed true to the basics, while looking to the future.

Three people will receive the lovely Word Of The Year necklace from Lisa Leonard Designs.  

In addition Lisa is offering a discount for readers. Enter "myword15" for 15% off your purchase.

Here's a bit about Lisa and her business: 

California girl and young mom, Lisa Leonard decided to start her small
jewelry business five years ago, she had no idea how things would take
off.  With a fresh perspective and an artist’s heart she set about
making jewelry that could not be found anywhere else.  Her
hand-stamped, sterling silver jewelry is setting the trends and is
loved by women all over the world. 

Her hand-wrought creations have been featured in several
national magazines, such as Parenting Magazine, Pregnancy Magazine,
Victoria Magazine and Wondertime. Online outlets are singing the
praises of Lisa Leonard Designs, including Cookie Magazine and
Glamour.com. Celebrities also love her line, including Josie Bissett,
Jason and Naomi Priestly and Jennie Garth.

Each piece is hand-cut, hammered, stamped, polished and
drilled with care in her California workshop.  You’ll find the perfect
gift for a friend, grandmother, sister or of course, yourself!  And
don’t forget dad or baby.  Lisa offers custom keychain and baby spoons
that will warm the heart.

Visit Lisa's lovely blog here.

Componants needed for SS short

One person will receive the Life Documented kit from the new Simple Stories collection by MemoryWorks.

Your photos and memories are far too important to keep in a box, store on a computer or bury in a pile. We know life is busy and at times it feels nearly impossible to keep up with all of life's demands - yet alone find time for the things you enjoy like your scrapbook hobby and preserving your memories.

If you're overwhelmed with too many photos...

If you're feeling guilty for not being "caught up"...

If you're overloaded with creative pressure and unrealistic expectations...

If you're stressed because you don't have enough time to scrapbook...

If you don't know where to start...or worried if you can even keep up...

If you're frustrated with the process of traditional scrapbooking...

If you're looking for a better way...

Then you will love our simple and refreshing approach to scrapbooking!

MemoryWorks is beyond thrilled to introduce the new, exclusive Simple Stories scrapbook system. You can view our video here. Our innovative system was designed for scrapbookers of all levels who want to share their life stories and memories in a simple, yet meaningful, way - but without the time, guilt or stress of traditional scrapbooking.

Life Documented, the first collection in our Simple Stories series, is all about documenting a year in your life like never before. Our Life Documented kit allows you to share your story in a whole new way, while getting back to the basics of what scrapbooking is all about...your photos and memories. We've done all the work for you with our exclusive Simple Stories system - with beautiful pre-designed elements that you simply trim, add your journaling and then insert into pockets - along with your 4x6 photos - for quick and easy scrapbooking. No cropping. No adhesive. No stress. It's as easy as that - sharing your photos and memories has never been easier!

In addition to the giveaway here, we're giving away a FREE Simple Stories Life Documented kit, with coordinating divided page protectors and embellishments, a retail value well over $35. Visit www.mysimplestories.com for more details.

Three people will receive my new 365 Photo Overlay kit from Designer Digitals.

This digital package includes 365 overlays, one for each day of the year. Designed to fit right on top of a 4x6 photo, these overlays also work really well as journal cards. Perfect for a 365 or week in the life project. In addition, all brushes and overlays on are sale this weekend at Designer Digitals (through Tuesday morning at 6am Eastern).


To be entered into this weekend's giveaways please leave a comment below letting me know one action you are taking in relation to your word of the year or your own personal resolution/tradition. Comments will be closed on Sunday evening at 8pm Pacific with the winners posted shortly after.

Happy New Year!

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  1. Debbie Webster

    2010-01-03 14:43:45 -0500

    Wow what great giveaway..
    My word this year would be "Shine"
    Be true to yourself. Shine brightly as yourself.

  2. Ann

    2010-01-03 14:44:19 -0500

    My word for the year is MOVE. Move on, and keep moving on, to move from experience to another, to always keep moving on. So important at my age of 62.

  3. ileana

    2010-01-03 14:47:07 -0500

    My word for the year is Joy. I want to find joy in all aspects of my life. Whether it's a mundane necessity or a great adventure, I want to experience the joy that can be found in all things.

  4. Amy

    2010-01-03 14:47:21 -0500

    These products are great - I love the overlays.

  5. Laura

    2010-01-03 14:47:38 -0500

    I am going to go with Organization. It is not my strength, but it is something that I can work on. I plan to go room to room (one each month) and organize it. I have to realize this a year-long journey and it can't be completed overnight.

  6. alison

    2010-01-03 14:47:50 -0500

    This year I really want to focus on the relationships I have with others. I want to document them a bit better and make sure the special people in my life know how special they are to me. I'm not sure I can come up with word to encompass it!

  7. Tracy Blanton

    2010-01-03 14:48:50 -0500

    Hi Ali-
    Big fan of yours for years. My resolution is PEACE and it has been for the last few years. PEACE is my heart and mind when my life with three is busy and chaotic at times.
    Happy New Year

  8. jami mayes

    2010-01-03 14:49:43 -0500

    one thing for sure - I will display it on post it notes or write out and frame it - just so I am reminded of it on a daily basis.

  9. Tonya Love

    2010-01-03 14:50:41 -0500

    My resolution for 2010 is to take a picture a day and journal each day! This is huge for me and I'm really excited! I will have daily moments in writing and will get to work on my photography skills!

  10. Ann

    2010-01-03 14:53:19 -0500

    My word is MOVE, Move on, Move Forward.

  11. micheller

    2010-01-03 14:55:16 -0500

    My word of the year is "embrace." I've got a lot of changes coming up and I want to remember to look past the negatives and embrace the positives!

  12. Jennifer Westmoreland

    2010-01-03 14:58:33 -0500

    Great Giveaways!!! Can't wait to see what the new year brings! I'm hoping to live up to my word this year, CREATE, and use my new blog as a catalyst! We'll see!

  13. Jennifer Westmoreland

    2010-01-03 15:00:21 -0500

    Great Giveaways!!! Can't wait to see what the new year brings! I'm hoping to live up to my word this year, CREATE, and use my new blog as a catalyst! We'll see!

  14. Kris D.

    2010-01-03 15:01:03 -0500

    My word is kindness. I want it to be my mantra for 2010.

  15. lilly

    2010-01-03 15:02:00 -0500

    i hope I make it!

  16. Danielle

    2010-01-03 15:02:18 -0500

    My word is forgiveness so my action really is personal, but for starters the action I have already taken is owning my share of what may have caused the offenses against me. I have realize dthe "why" is not importnat, but to get past it is! I pray a lot!

  17. Sue

    2010-01-03 15:04:16 -0500

    My word for 2010 will be relax. I've always been great at sweating the small stuff and life is too short.
    Happy New Year, everybody!

  18. marcy

    2010-01-03 15:05:26 -0500

    I have no idea what time it is!!! My word of the year is focus. I'm purging stuff in my house, simplifying and not over-extending myself this year!

  19. Nancy L

    2010-01-03 15:10:52 -0500

    I think I may have missed the deadline but I sure would have liked to have won any of these giveaways.

  20. kaly

    2010-01-03 15:11:13 -0500

    This year, I pledge to be less judgemental and more loving.

  21. Leeann

    2010-01-03 15:11:18 -0500

    I have brainstormed 10 action words that I am giving myself 1 week to think about...what the mean to me, my family, my work and my play. I will pick one and then write about it and what action I will take...realistic and achievable rather than unrealistic perfection.

  22. Marisa G

    2010-01-03 15:12:07 -0500

    Great freebies again! Loved your December Daily album...it was beautiful and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing! Will miss your monthly column in CK.

  23. Renay

    2010-01-03 15:14:30 -0500

    Word o the year: live! I am going back to school this year. April 5th is my firt day!

  24. victoria

    2010-01-03 15:17:41 -0500

    my word is acknowledge.
    if you can't acknowledge it you can't "see" it.
    without acknowlegement you cannot see the happy sad moments.

  25. tanna

    2010-01-03 15:22:01 -0500

    WOW! Sure am glad I stopped by tonight! happy new year!

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