Saturday, March 7, 2015

March, Thus Far (and a Giveaway!)

"In like a lion" is right -- I feel as if I'm coming up for air for the first time since the month began. Whew! Luckily, it's Saturday, and oddly enough, I have no plans today, other than yo do what I've been doing all day so far -- sitting here in pajamas with a blanket wrapped around me, binge-watching Shameless.

It is Calvinball season, so I will likely fit in some scrappy time today. I've already been eyeing some new goodies that I have yet to use.  So far, my layout count is dismal, which is actually pretty normal for me when it comes to Calvinball. My strategy is to aim low, so that there will always be room to surprise myself. Yep, so far I have completed a whopping THREE layouts.  Given that this was a hectic week, that's actually an accomplishment. See how this "aiming low" thing works?

I created the first layout for a "pinspiration" post on the Scraptastic blog.

The second layout is for the upcoming gallery reveal at Elle's Studio, using the lovely new Cienna collection. Here's a peek: 

I can't share the third layout, since it's top secret at the moment. :) It was created for a Citrus Twist class that focuses on stamping.
The class price includes an acrylic stamp set that has a variety of shapes, numbers, and sentiments (a peek at which is above). Considering how much a typical stamp set runs these days, that's actually quite a deal, am I right? The class begins in a few days' time, on the 9th.

As a contributor to the class, I'm giving away a FREE spot in the class to one lucky blog reader! To be entered to win the class, leave a comment on this post by Sunday, March 8, at 11:59 p.m. EST (don't forget Daylight Saving time!), and I'll choose one lucky winner.

Thanks for visiting today!


20 comments:

  1. The class and stamps look neat! Mahalo nui.

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  2. I sorted and purged my stamps this week, and am inspired to use them more on my layouts now. I need all the help I can get, so couldn't resist stopping by!

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  3. Love the Scraptastic layout, especially the dart board stamp(?) Cienna looks like a fabulous collection - can't wait to see the rest of your page! I love the theme of your Citrus Twist class. I tried to find info about it the other day - definitely a great deal and learning new ideas for stamping on layouts is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. love that first layout and am loving the sneak of the second one!

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  5. Your layouts are always an inspiration, especially how you journal your heart out. I'm new to citrus twist so I would love to take a class.

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  6. The layouts look great. The class looks great too! Thanks for the chance!

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  7. Wow! Thanks for the chance to win! This class looks sooo fab!

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  8. Look forward to the reveal of the new ES layouts on the 10th. What a great set of instructors for the stamp class. Would love to win as one of my goals this year is to expand my stamping skills. Thanks for the chance.

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  9. The class sounds awesome, I can't wait to see the stamp set!

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  10. I loved your first layout which details your morning. The colors are so very pretty and the journaling is wonderful. I would love to win a spot in this class. thank you.

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  11. I love all the bright, happy colors on the layouts. The class looks like fun, thanks for the chance to win a spot.

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  12. Love your story of the morning -- especially since it's only going to be darker longer in the mornings now -- I'm reading this Sunday morning. :) And I'm doing nothing today -- but watching the snow melt. Thanks for the chance to win a spot in this new class, it sounds interesting!

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  13. I always love reading your journaling, Jill. It's like reading a beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing your heart!

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  14. Pick me! I love my stamps but need to use them more in my layouts.

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  15. Thanks for the chance to win...I have a small collection of stamps but am not very good at using them. Love your sunrise layout and agree that it so difficult to leave in the morning and have to use the car's headlights!

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  16. Absolutely stunning layout! Loving the circles with pops of color....thank you once again for your inspiration. I will be looking through my collection of stamps this afternoon...hee hee hee.

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  17. Hey Jill, you should totally be watching the British version of Shameless, it's awesome!! I guess I'm a purists because i can't watch the American version?? Lol!!! Anywho, love your work as always!!! Good luck everyone!!!!

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  18. Hey Jill, you should totally be watching the British version of Shameless, it's awesome!! I guess I'm a purists because i can't watch the American version?? Lol!!! Anywho, love your work as always!!! Good luck everyone!!!!

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  19. Would love a chance to win this class. Love the circle stamp! I always love your layouts and your sense of humour!

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  20. LOVE that circle layout!! So cool!!

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