Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

May 5, 2012

Sponsor Giveaways | Close To My Heart, Vicki Boutin

GIVEAWAY | 10 people will receive the Dotty for You exclusive paper packet from Close To My Heart. Please note that this giveaway is only open to residents of the US and Canada.

Close To My Heart is giving away 10 Dotty for You paper packets, featuring their exclusive National Scrapbooking Month patterned paper, Dotty for You! The trendy patterns on the front of the papers coordinate perfectly with the dots on the reverse side, giving you lots of options for crafting colorful layouts, cards, and other projects. Dotty for You includes 24 specially designed, coordinating B&T Duos® sheets (2 each of 12 patterns) and an artwork idea insert to get your creative juices flowing.

Each paper packet has a retail value of $19.95, but 10 lucky winners will get their Dotty for You paper packet FREE and shipped to right to their door! Please note that this giveaway is only open to residents of the US and Canada.

Close To My Heart is dedicated to showing you how to celebrate relationships through discovering your creativity, to preserve and share the moments that matter most. For more information about Close To My Heart, visit

GIVEAWAY | Two people will win a signed copy of Vicki Boutin’s new book Creative Foundations: 40 Scrapbook and Mixed-Media Techniques to Build Your Artistic Toolbox and two more people will win a set of Vicki’s new Creative Foundations stamps from Stamping Bella.

Internationally recognized artist and teacher Vicki Boutin takes all the mystery out of those scrapbook and mixed-media techniques you thought you could never do! She”ll be with you every step of the way as you learn to paint, stamp, emboss and burnish your way to creating beautiful, unique and individual art.

In Creative Foundations you”ll find:

  • 40 step-by-step demonstrations for easy, fun, messy, funky, innovative and customizable techniques for creating backgrounds, textures, supplements and embellishments.
  • 40 finished single-technique pieces of art and an additional 16 gallery pieces created by Vicki using a “recipe” of two to five separate techniques layered together.
  • 24 more exciting and inspiring gallery pieces created by powerhouse contributors, including Rhonna Farrer, Wendy Vecchi, Kelly Purkey and others.

So gather your arts and crafts supplies, choose your inspiration and get down to it! Whether you”re making scrapbook pages, cards, wall art, décor or something else entirely, with these Creative Foundations, you”ll find that the possibilities are endless.

Visit Vicki’s blog @

Have you seen Vicki’s new stamps “Creative Foundations” from Stamping Bella?  Great for layering, art jouranling, cards and scrapbooking!

TO BE ENTERED into this giveaway please leave a comment below (if you are reading this post on Facebook please come to my blog to leave a comment). Comments will be closed at 8pm Pacific on Sunday evening. The winners will be posted shortly after. Please be sure to check back or subscribe (click here to get posts delivered to your email box) to see if you are receiving one of the items.


  • 1.
    Miriam Prantner said…

    Great giveaways! Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

  • 2.
    veronica said…

    i love polka dot paper! fav go-to background for me.
    thanks for the chance to win!

  • 3.
    Myrto said…

    Great giveaways as always! I live in Greece (here scrapbooking is totally new, so it is impossible to find any related books) and I would be very glad to have an art book for my library! Thanks Ali!

  • 4.
    Kimberly said…

    Both great giveaways! Thanks for the OPP!

  • 5.
    KristineS said…

    Looks life great giveaways.

  • 6.
    julie e said…

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 7.
    Heather Topich said…

    I really like that paper!

    • ….
      ashley said…

      Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

  • 8.
    Melissa Koscinski said…

    The book looks awesome and how cute are those papers! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  • 9.

    Happy NSD!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win awesome prizes

  • 10.
    marsha j said…

    awesome giveaways, Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!

  • 11.
    mari said…

    the book looks fabulous – judging by its cover!! ;-)
    thank you for the opportunity!

  • 12.
    Jennifer B said…

    Wow 2 great giveaways! Happy NSD!

  • 13.
    Awbree said…

    Love the pink chevron paper!

  • 14.
    Maria said…

    Just stunning!

  • 15.
    Becky said…

    Love the giveaway! I have a slight addiction to paper! Thanks again Ali!

  • 16.
    Cheri said…

    Vicki’s book looks wonderful! Happy NSD!

  • 17.
    Charline said…

    Great giveaway!!!!!!!! Happy national scrapbooking month

  • 18.
    Andi Sexton said…

    Happy NSD!!! I got up at 3:30 am.. I am that excited to make the most of the day!!!! Both giveaways are wonderful!!! Thank you sponsors!

  • 19.
    carolyn bennett said…

    The Dotty for You is my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 20.
    Jennifer McNeely said…

    That kit is beautiful! And I love Vicki Boutin!

  • 21.
    Estefanía Vidal said…

    Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!! What a great giveaway, I would love to add these to my collection. :) Thanks Ali!

  • 22.
    chris cross said…

    Love this giveaway!

  • 23.

    Thanks so much for the chance to win Ali!

  • 24.
    Diane said…

    two great giveaways! what a great way to kick off national scrapbooking day! thanks for the chance to win

  • 25.
    Peggy McDevitt said…

    Would like either prize, thanks for the chance to win.

  • 26.
    Shanon Gibson said…

    Great giveaways and a fun way to start NSD! Thanks!

  • 27.
    Samantha L said…

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 28.
    LindaH said…

    Love dots, love the paper colors–thanks for the chance to win!

  • 29.
    HeatherC said…

    Awesomw prizes. Happy NSD!

  • 30.
    Jenn Stewart said…

    Great giveaways. Happy NSD

  • 31.
    ElaineM said…

    thanks for the opp to win one of these prizes..
    best to you!

  • 32.
    Melissa Crosby said…

    Great Giveaways! Love the paper packet! Hope to get to create sometime today!

  • 33.
    Dawn F. said…

    Thank you for the chance. Enjoyed Friday’s newsletter.

  • 34.

    Happy scrapbook day! Thanks for the great giveaways. Have a wonderful creative weekend :)

  • 35.
    Michell said…

    I saw that paper pack at an Expo yesterday and it was soooo pretty. Forgot to go back and pick it up.It would be fun to win. I am definitely going to check out Creative foundations. Happy NSD everyone.

  • 36.
    Marilyn said…

    Another set of great giveaways. Hope everyone gets a change to scrap today. Looking forward to checking out my favorite websites and blogs today. Enjoy!

  • 37.
    jean leikin said…

    thanks for the chance to your blog!

  • 38.
    Ellen Earley said…

    Such beautiful colors and patterns on the Close to My Heart paper. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 39.
    Kimberly R said…

    Awesome. Thanks!!!

  • 40.
    Van Nguyen said…

    What an amazing giveaway! Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

  • 41.
    Julia M. in MI said…

    Vicki Boutin’s book sounds awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 42.
    Mubeena said…

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 43.
    Theresa L said…

    oh so cute ;)

  • 44.
    JeannieD said…

    Happy NSD! What fun giveaways…love the paper and the book looks awesome! Have been a fan of both for a long time. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 45.
    kelly toth said…

    Great prizes ali!

  • 46.
    Rebecca Lovell said…

    Yay! What fun prizes! Thank you so much for the chance!

  • 47.
    JECarson said…

    Great giveaways, thanks for a chance to win!

  • 48.
    Nicky from Canada said…

    lovely – have a great day!!

  • 49.
    nat said…

    thank you for the chance to win :)

  • 50.
    Laura Furgason said…

    Such fun stuff!