Friday, April 10, 2009

Give It Away!


We want to thank Maria for visiting with us this week. She brings a completely unique design to scrap booking. If you like the above layout as much as we do you're in for a treat. We're giving away the products used to make it, plus more!
All you need to do is:
• leave a comment with your name by Monday, April 13th at midnight telling us what your favorite Maria post was this week. A winner will be chosen at random.

Below is the giveaway picture along with a list of what the giveaway includes. (Not to sound like an infomercial, but it's almost a $40 value.) Comment away!

- Forest Floor (my favorite is the back side - the woodgrain pattern - works with EVERYTHING!)
- Sunday Brunch (pearl)
- Oceanfront (pearl)
- Mimosa cardstock stickers
- Black Orchid alphabet stickers
- Raisine (yes, it's spelled the French way) textured cardstock
- Shawl die-cut cardstock
- Bridgeport clear stamps
- Bridgeport designer brads
- Chocolat buttons
- Black Orchid buttons

64 comments:

Jennifer said...

I loved Maria's card post. What an excellent use of all those scraps!

Katherine V B (Fairfield, CA) said...

I love the idea of having guest designers post on the blog! It is refreshing to see new faces and ideas.

My favorite post from Maria included the links to other sites for inspiration. I hopped on over to those sites and found some more cool ideas.

I love SEI and take all of your classes at our local Scrapbook Expos and belong to Club SEI as well. Your's is the only monthly kit I have kept because of the great products and value.

Katherine V B (Fairfield, CA)

Cindee Stacey said...

My fav was her "go-to" websites for inspiration. I can ALWAYS use that!!

Pays said...

Such a cute layout!

I also loved the card post!

Lizzo said...

I really liked seeing Maria's "Inspire me" post. It was neat to see a glimpse into her home and see her creativity outside of scrapbooking. I also liked her idea of hitting the local thrift stores for some inspiration. Those retro mushrooms were awesome!

Lindzie said...

Thanks for your insight, Maria! Cute layout!

mnms said...

My favorite post was the one where she showed the tags at the end. Beautiful work! Love your club too! Am using up some scraps today.

Laura said...

I loved Maria's idea of keeping all the scraps from each recent page she's done in baggies. What a simple and awesome idea!

graceincalifornia said...

glad to have found my way here since SEI is my go-to supplies for coordinated scrapbooking and congrats to maria for being a guest blogger :) her list of "go to" sites entry are now my faves as well!

Concetta78@comcast.net said...

I love the blog on thrift stores. Sometimes during my lunch break at work I roam around one. I loved her last blog on card making. I love to make cards and give them away. It makes me feel so nice.

Skinner Family said...

I just love that I've starting reading the blog (and put it on the sidebar.) I love that each blog was simple and to the point (thank you). Sometimes we only have 5 minutes to read blogs! The ideas for the cards LOVE IT!

Mel said...

I love the projects, but honestly, those mushroom s&P are pretty rockin...may have to put those on a card. I loved the card post...great ideas!

cemmca said...

I really liked the notes for her daughter's lunch kit. My mom used to do that to me. At the time I was kinda embarrassed by it, and some of the other kids teased me, but now that I am a mommy I want to do the same thing.

Cheryl (Toronto, ON)

Maria said...

okay, you guys are all SO sweet! thanks for making me feel so welcome, I had an AWESOME time guest blogging over here this past week. thanks again for the sweet comments :-)

JennyM said...

I love Maria's cards she posted. They are so nice and I like using up scraps like that. I have a ton of scraps and need to start using them up. What a great idea, cards and tags. Jenny

Shawninaz said...

Cards yum post if my fav. I really like the tags she created. All this week has been a lot of fun. Thanks Maria!

Gi Gi said...

I loved Maria's card post and her go to's. It was great to see where she got her inspiration. Keep up the amazing work Maria!

H. said...

Great series. I esp like the thrift store inspiration.

abbeyviolet said...

liked the mixy match one.

Erika B. said...

I really liked all of Maria's layouts and how she mixes all those different lines! I also liked her tags that she makes with scraps and puts into her kids' bags, etc.

stinkydudette said...

what i loved most was when she shared her "go-to" webbies for inspiration. most helpful!

Harriet said...

I do love the card post of Maria. I love her ideas.

Rebecca W said...

My favorite post was Mixy matchy. I love seeing how she used various lines together. I don't tend to do that but since I only have a little left of some lines it had encouraged me to try.

Vanessa Bell said...

I love the go-to websites they are great, very inspirational.

Jess said...

I love her post about thrift store finds. Guest designers are always so inspiring because they present a fresh look on things.

Jackie said...

Thanks so much for the ideas - I've been tryint to recylce my scraps into cards as well! Bring on the great ideas!

Georgia said...

I liked the Mixy-matchy post the best because I have lots of left over SEI paper from my 2 years of kits and never even considered using them like that! You guy are always SOOOOO generous!

jennyap said...

I really liked the mixy matchy post, loved seeing how she combined different lines!

justkaki said...

Love the 'go-tos'- can't have enough eye candy you know. Of course the pix of her daughters were sweet as well!

Patti said...

I liked her post about where she finds inspiration, it is always great to hear what others find as their sparks for their creativity. Loved the layout in this post. Thanks for all the tips Maria.

Kelsey said...

I loved her Go Tos post. It's always fun to see where these great designers/crafters get their inspriration! I also love her Sweet Girls page. Love the dark woodgrain and purple!

Renee said...

I really enjoyed all her inspirations and then seeing her work. Truly talented!!

Linda said...

I just found your wonderful new blog. What a great idea to have guest bloggers! And Maria, with her beautiful family was so inspiring. Thank you for sharing, Maria.

My favorite was the "It's A Love Story" layout. It is so warm and homey.

I also appreciated the "go to sites".

Monica said...

Loved the 'go to' post.

Maria, you have such a great sense of style and creativity. You's also not afraid to try things when it comes to creativity .... which totally inspired me!

Great posts this week!

mjjjjtw said...

I have a hard time knowing which one I liked, since I really liked every one. I loved the layout, but then I like the cards just as much, but then I liked that she put on the different sites to look at for ideas, plus her ideas was Great! Thanks for the Great Job Maria, Jayne

kelly_nguyen1999 said...

your layout is simple, but nice.

Michelle in NJ said...

I REALLY love the GO TO post, but I ALSO love the inspiration post....all those photos on the wall....I'm lifting that Idea for my craft room that will be redone soon!
meeshella2 at aol dot com

The World According To Taylor said...

Cards Yum

Bel said...

I liked Maria's post that gave us sites for creative inspiration. Thanks for resource! (I enjoyed all of Maria's posts!) Happy Easter, and thanks for the opportunity! :)

Pam said...

I loved her photos and her layout about Holly the cat really touched my heart. I also liked the links to other sites. Great idea of having a guest designer blog.

NanaBeth said...

The cards and tags-fantastic inspiration. Cut and pasted for future reference. She's awesome.

Michelle said...

I loved the post containing other sites for inspiration. I am always looking for ideas to spark my own creativity.

Warren said...

I love the post about using scraps to make cute tags and cards. What a great idea!

Noey said...

I loved the post about thrift stores!

Sherry said...

I loved Maria's inspire me post. It has given me the inspiration to open my eyes more at objects for inspiration rather than just layouts!

Kamila said...

I love her fresh scrapbooking style.

Karr said...

I love the Sweet Girls layout & it uses my favorite color...PURPLE! I have been scrapbooking for about 5 months now. I love the items from SEI, they are so bright & vibrant.

Great page! thanks for sharing.

(Charlotte NC)

Jessi said...

my favorite was the cards. So cute!

interactthis said...

I enjoyed the go-to sites. thanks for the posts. Chris

Wendy said...

I loved the card post.

Beth S. said...

My favorite was the "Mixy Matchy" post - I love mixing it up too!

babybs said...

Oh I LOVE it! You provide the most awesome idea's. I am SO pleased with SEI!

JoyC said...

I love the cards post, it's always nice to see how I can use extra scraps :)

Bonnie said...

loved the gift tags; having a stash ready really saves time.

colleen said...

I love her mixy matchy segment. They way she uses all different embellishments. It really gets me thinking!! Colleen.Cass@sbcglobal.net

kaw1963 said...

I really liked the card post, but the picture frame was also a favorite.

Karen

Tabitha K said...

They were all actually quite interesting to read, but I enjoyed Tuesday's post with her list of inspirational stuff :)

Jessica said...

I love Maria's "Inspire Me" post. I love to wander around stores checking for ideas, too.

Leisha said...

I loved the mixy matchy post. I also love how you can mix different papers from different lines. You should bring her back again sometime.

Maria said...

I love the idea of going to a thrift store for inspiration! I usually just go to make donations - now I'm going to have to go in for some scrapbookin' mojo!!!

mommyto2cs said...

I just love Maria's "It's A Love Story" layout! Love the colors and just might have to "lift" this one to do of me and my hubby!

Thanks for sharing Maria!
Pam

Sherry F said...

I loved the beauty and simplicity of the card post. I just love blues and browns together, and these cards were so gorgeous.

Sherry F (Cocoa, FL)

Hiroko said...

I love this "Sweet Girls" layout! My favorite post was "Cards, yum!".

Micheline said...

I also liked the cards/tags post the best. I love seeing new ideas for cards. Thanks Maria for the ideas and thanks SEI for the guest post.

 

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