Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Computer Problems


Hi Friends,
  Just a quite note to update you all that I am having computer problems. As I type this right now, I am on my kindle. I had my Ringing in the New Year blog hop post ready to go, all I had to do was upload photos for my project and then out of nowhere my computer turned itself off and wouldn't come back on. I thought at first it was doing some type of an update and rebooting itself but when that didn't happen, I tried to start it back up and it wouldn't load up. I do have a desktop computer which I will have to hook up as it is in pieces in my craft room from the move so for now I am guessing that my only way to communicate is through my kindle until I get the other computer set up. In the meantime, I am very sorry that I did not have a post up for the blog hop for you all. Please leave your blog hop comments on this post for a chance to win a set of 3 Twenty Crafts stamps. Please pray for me that my laptop will eventually turn back on or be okay because all of my photos are on that computer. I'm sick to my stomach right now! UGG! I hope that is the last bad thing to happen in 2013 because this year has been one hell of a year for me!

I wish each of you a very happy and healthy New Year and please be SAFE!! I will see you in 2014!!!

Until next time.... enjoy life's blessings~

Sunday, December 29, 2013

After Christmas Sale & DT Call~



 
Hello Friends!
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Holiday. Now with the holiday behind us, we wanted you to be able to take advantage of our 'after Christmas sale', 50% off all stamps!! No coupon required. There are limited quantities so grab them while supplies last. You can check all stamps out HERE.
 
Also keep in mind that 3 Twenty Crafts is having a DT Call! You can read all about it HERE and you will have until January 5th to submit your entries to 2014DTC@gmail.com! If you ever wanted to be on a design team but did not have the courage to try out, let 2014 be YOUR year!! Take the plunge ladies, all levels of experience welcome! I hope you try out!
 

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

FFC #30 Winners Announced~



 
Hello my crafty friends!
Merry Christmas Eve!!! Can you believe it is Christmas already?? Boy did this year fly by! I wanted to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas! The blog will be quiet over the next few days but I can assure you that 2014 is going to bring even more exciting things! I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday with your loved ones. Our Funday Friday challenges have come to an end for this year and will resume again on January 3, 2014 however; we still need to announce the winners of FFC #30, "Winter".  Here they are.....
 
Our TOP 3 winners from last week's FFC #30

# 18 Michelle's Cricut Fun
# 34 Dee
# 37 Deonna B
 
 Our winner of the 5 pk of digis from StampArt Designs by Kathryne is...
 
                                     
 
  
Congratulations to all of the winners!
All Winners & Top 3 winners Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!
 
  Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~
  

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Talk Time Tuesday & Winners~




Hello my friends!
Happy Tuesday to you! I hope your morning is starting off better then mine! Barely got any sleep due to this migraine that will NOT go away. It's actually making me sick and that is the worst part. So before we get to our Q & A, I want to announce last week's winners and I want to share a quick note with you all. This week is our last challenge this year. The design team and I are on our Winter/Christmas break as of this Friday. Our next challenge will be Friday, January 3, 2014.
 So we hope to see you all joining us again then!
Okay so onto our winners from last week's FFC # 29 "It's Sketch Time"
# 3 Gail Scott
# 4 Lucy Patrick
# 5 AJ
And now our winner of the $25 gift certificate to PND's store is....
 
      #5. AJ
 

And now our winner of the 7 pk of digis from Bugaboo is....
Congratulations to all of the winners!
All Winners & Top 3 wins Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!
A huge congratulations to AJ!!!! You should play the lottery!!! LOL
 
Okay so now let's get to our Q & A's!

Our first question comes from Kasey who asks, "I am new on your blog and I see that you have a list of sponsors on your side bar. What are they for?"

Hey there Kasey!
First I want to say thank you and welcome to my blog! I saw that you just started following me recently. The sponsors that you saw on my blog are various stamp companies that sponsor my Funday Friday Challenges. Every Friday I will post a challenge and I always have a sponsor that will volunteer to gift a prize to the challenge winner. Sometimes I will have more then one sponsor and when I do, there are multiple winners. This Friday is the last day for our challenges for this year but they will resume on January 3rd. I hope you decide to join us in the new year! Our sponsors give away some awesome prizes! Thanks for writing in and I appreciate you jumping in right away and sending me a little message and a question. I hope to hear from you again soon! Happy Holidays to you!!


Our second question today comes from Amber Santiago who asks, "Can you share a tutorial on how to use mask with misting sprays?"
 
Hello Amber~
I would love to share a tutorial on using spray mists and stencils. I actually have a running list of tutorials that people have requested from me and I am going to be doing a lot of tutorials in the new year. Unfortunately with the Holidays here, I will not be doing any tutorials or videos by the end of the year as I just will not have the time. Is there anything else you would want to see? If so, please email me and let me know. There is a lot of fun and new things coming to the blog in 2014 so please look for that. Thanks so much for writing in to Ask Jo! Happy Holidays Amber!
 
 
 
 Well my friends that is all I have for today.  I hope you have a great day!

Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~
 


Friday, December 13, 2013

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!



 
Hello Friends!
Happy Holidays!
 
Use coupon code 'HAPPY25' at checkout from now until 12/24 to receive 25% off your order! Visit 3 Twenty Crafts for your stocking stuffers & Secret Santa gifts or for yourself! To guarantee delivery before Christmas, all orders must be placed by 12/22!
 
Have fun shopping!
 

FFC #30 "Winter"



Hello my bloggy friends!
 Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge.
 
 This week's Challenge:
"Amanda's DT Host, Winter"
Create a card,layout or project with a Winter theme!
 

Our sponsor this week is:
 One lucky winner will receive a 5 pack of digital stamps of their choice!!
 So make sure to play along this week~
 
 
Starts: Friday, December 13th 12:00AM
Ends: Friday, December 20th 6:00PM
(central time)
 
Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

      Candice
 
 Brenda

 
 
 
  Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. 3 entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
 
You have until December 20th by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, December 23rd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
 
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!





Thursday, December 12, 2013

2014 DT CALL~



 
Hello my crafty friends!!!
This is a very important post as I know so many of you have inquired about when  I would be having a Design Team Call. That time is now my friends!

With the launch of my new company, 3 Twenty Crafts and the Funday Friday challenges growing each week, I decided it was time to add some more talent to our awesome & talented design team girls. So here are the details and what I'm expecting.......

I am looking for 5-6 new designers to bring onto my team. I want these designers to have a huge passion for crafting! I am looking for designers who are outgoing, down to earth, sociable, creative and enthusiastic! Most important, someone who will LOVE to create with 3 Twenty Craft Stamps and promote them!

What you will be responsible for should you be chosen as a designer on my team:

1. You will need to have an active blog with at least 100 followers

2. You will need to create 1 project per week (for a total of 4 per month) with the exception of release weeks & blog hops. During these times, you will be responsible to create 1-4 projects.

3. You will need to share your projects using 3 Twenty Crafts Stamps on your blog and on Facebook.

4. You will be required to join our private DT Yahoo Group. If you do not have a Yahoo ID, you will be required to create one.

5. The term will be for 6 months. At the end of the 6 month term, you will have the opportunity to stay on should you choose to. If you do plan to leave after your six months, I need a heads up at least one month prior to your term's end.
 
 
What you will receive in return:
 
1. You will receive all new stamps to work with for each new release

2. You will receive a 15% discount for anything you purchase in my store
3. You will receive an organized Yahoo Group to find all challenge information, links, sponsor information & friendly chat with your DT sisters.

4. You will have your blog exposed through my blog and hopefully more traffic =)

5. You will receive sponsors' digital stamps to work with during challenges
Here is how you can apply:
 
1. The deadline for you to submit your entry to me is January 5, 2014 by midnight CST.
 
2. You will need to create 3 NEW projects specifically for this DT call.
A. create a card
B. create a scrapbook layout or Project Life spread
C. create something altered
If you already own 3 Twenty Stamps, I would like for you to use them. If you do not own any, that is okay. Just use what you have.
 
3. Along with your submission, please include:
your email address
your blog address
your favorite project to make
list any DT's you are currently on or have been on
tell me a little bit about yourself
tell me why you want to be on this design team
 
4. Email your submissions to:
2014DTC@gmail.com
5. Only 1 submission entry per person
 
 
Once I choose the DT members, I will notify you by email so please make sure that you give me a current email address in your submission. I will announce the 2014 Design Team on January 13th.
The new DT girls will start their term on February 1, 2014.

I cannot wait to see your awesome projects!!!
 You have plenty of time to get crafty and ALL levels of experience are welcome to apply.
GOOD LUCK!!!



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

ALL STAMPS ON SALE!



 
Hello Friends!
1 DAY ONLY SALE!!
ALL STAMPS ARE 20% OFF!
 
Use coupon code '20OFF' at checkout! Did you know that  3 Twenty Crafts is now carrying Scor-Tape in 3 of the most popular sizes? You can order yours today by going here.
 
Have fun shopping!
Sale ends 12/11/13 at 4pm CST.
 

Talk Time Tuesday with Ask Jo~ & Some Winners!




Hello my friends!
Welcome to another Talk Time Tuesday! Can you believe all this snow and ice everyone is getting? My family back on the East coast have about 7 inches of snow on the ground and are expecting another 4-6 inches today into tomorrow. If you are in that area, stay safe and warm!
I must say that while I miss watching the snow fall, I do not miss having to be in it!
But then again, I do not like having ice either and we have so much ice outside from that massive ice storm we were hit with. Yikes!
Okay so now let's get to our Q & A's!

Our first question comes from Nicole M. who asks, "Can you tell me how you make your bows? I struggle all the time trying to make bows and I have watched videos on youtube but still can not get my bows to look like the bows I see. HELP!"

Hello Nicole~
Making bows can be easy or it can be difficult. I personally cannot make bows by hand to look pretty. My bows always come out looking like they are dying LOL. So what I use for my bows are two cool tools that I just love because of their easy instructions and versatility. The first tool I use is the Bow Easy Template. Clicking the link will take you to a YT video on how to use it. It is such an easy tool to use and I love the fact that its extremely flat and small so it is able to go with you anywhere you go. The next tool that I use is my Zutter's Bow it All. Again click the link to see a video on how this bow maker is used. I own this and have used this several times. I like that it makes great bows of all sizes. The only downside is this is quite large and heavy. But either tool is great to use. There are tons of great bow makers out there, just do a search to find one that looks easy enough for you to master. Good luck Nicole and thank you for writing in to Ask Jo!

Our second question today comes from Melinda who asks, "Hello miss Joann! I am so happy that TTT is back again. I have missed it! I have a very simple question for you my dear friend. What is your favorite Holiday craft this time of the  year?"
 
Melinda!! Hello my friend!~
 It is so strange seeing a question come through from you LOL. I think you just wanted to be part of the spotlight on my blog today haha!!! Okay so to answer your question, my favorite holiday craft this time of the year is to make homemade ornaments and tags. I love to make ornaments to give as little gifts to people that like to collect them for their trees each year. I always add the year on my ornaments because that way nobody has to sit there trying to guess at what year it was from. And the tags, love me some tags! I love making them. They are so easy, quick and fun. I love making tags to put on packages and gifts that I give to family and friends. I also do a secret santa gift exchange every year and I love to create a cute tag that says "from your secret santa" to give to the person I was paired up to exchange with. It is very cool and exciting and I think a little homemade tag or ornament can definitely jazz up a present. So there ya have it! Thanks for sending in a question!! Hope to hear more from you and stop your lurking. LOL
 
 Okay my friends, now we have some winners to announce from last week's Funday Friday Challenge! FFC #28 "Get in the Spirit" Top 3 wins are:

# 20 Migdalia
# 22 Diana L.
# 41 Julie Gleeson
And now our winner of the 3 pk of digis from Kenny K Digital stamps is....
 
Congratulations to all of the winners!
All Winners & Top 3 wins Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!
 
 Well my friends that is all I have for today. I want to thank Nicole and Melinda for writing in today and hope to hear from them again soon. I hope you have a great day!
Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~
 


Monday, December 9, 2013

FFC #29 "It's Sketch Time"



Hello my bloggy friends!
 Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge.
I am so sorry that this is coming to you so late! I was without power for 18 hrs and when I did have power, it took FOREVER to load and I felt like I was using dial up! Do you remember dial up?? We have come a long way since dial up days huh?? Well I am not sure if many of you watch the news but the reason I had crappy connection and no power was due to the huge ice storm! Texas was slammed with ice! I cannot believe how cold it got. 10 degrees!!! That is the coldest Texas has gotten since I have lived here. The ice is still everywhere outside. It is starting to melt during the day but then again at night, temps drop and it freezes up again. So I do apologize for this being late. I hope wherever you are, that you are warm and safe. I know this ice storm is moving to the East Coast so be careful!! I will announce last week's challenge winners tomorrow!
 
 This week's Challenge:
"It's Sketch Time"
Create a card,layout or project using this sketch!
 
Our sponsors this week are:
 One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the PND Store!!
and
Bugaboo Stamps
 
One lucky winner will receive a 7pk of digi stamps of their choice!!
 So make sure to play along this week~
 
 
Starts: Friday, December 6th  12:00AM
Ends: Friday, December 13th 6:00PM
(central time)
 
Now let's see what the FFC Design Team has created for this Challenge:

      Candice
 
 Brenda

 
 
 
  Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.

2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge

3. 3 entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.

5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
 
You have until December 13th by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, December 16th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
 
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!






Friday, December 6, 2013

Cardz TV Go-to-Galz Linky Party Challenge #9 "Winter Wonderland"


Hello my crafty friends!
It has been awhile since I've been able to join in with my design team sisters at Cardz TV and I'm so glad that I was able to create with them this week for our "Winter Wonderland" challenge!
  The Linky Party Go-To Galz have come up with a really fun challenge this week, and I can't wait for you to see what they've created using Cardz TV Stamps

The challenge:
Create a card, layout or craft with a Winter scene. 

You have until noon EST, Thursday, December 19th, to post your name and a link to your creation, using Inlinkz below. Many of you have asked, and no, you don't have to use Cardz TV Stamps to enter! We do ask that your entries be new projects...no backlinks please.
The Linky Party Challenge winner, picked by random.org, will receive a set of Cardz TV Stamps!

So here is what I created for this challenge:
 For my card today, I used Recollections cardstock and bazzill cardstock. My patterned paper is from the Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby. I used various layers for my card in red and green cardstock, along with the pattern paper. I stamped the Christmas tree from the "Winter Wonderland" stamp set from 3 Twenty Crafts in new leaf ink by papertrey ink. I added some stickles to the tree for a nice shine and added some red sequins. The sentiment "Have a warm & cozy Christmas" is from the "Very Merry" stamp set by Cardz TV Stamps! I love this set! Look at all the beautiful Holiday sentiments inside this set

 
 I stamped the sentiment using Holiday red ink by CTMH and with some new leaf ink again by papertrey ink. To finish off the card, I used a waterbrush and some new leaf ink and inked up around the edges of my main layer. Once that dried, I added some more stickles for some more shine and glisten. I was going to add snowflakes to the back of this layer but because the card is already white, I wanted it to look like snow already, kind of like the tree was just sitting on a white coating of snow.
Well my friends, that is my card for you today. I sure hope you stop by the Cardz TV Blog and see what my other design team sisters have created for this challenge. There are tons of inspirational projects up and don't forget to play along with us and link up for your chance to win a set of Mary's awesome Cardz TV Stamps! If you don't want to wait to see if you win and you want to purchase this set or any other set, you can go Here and get the stamps you want!
I will be back later today with a 2nd post for ya so stay tuned.
Thanks for stopping by!!
 
 

Monday, December 2, 2013

FFC # 27 Winners Announced~

FFC#28 "Get in the Spirit" Challenge

 
Hello my crafty friends!
How are you all doing today? It is crazy madness in the world huh? Lot of amazing deals and sales everywhere for Cyber Monday. I honestly am starting to think that Cyber Monday is bigger now then Black Friday. One thing I like most about it, is that you can do all the shopping ya want from the comfort of your home! No crowds or long lines! Speaking of great sales, did ya see my first post today? If not, you might want to, so check it out here. Okay so let's see who won this week, shall we?
 
Our TOP 3 winners from last week's FFC #27 "Thankful":

# 10 Samantha K 
# 11 Rita Edwards
# 26 Beth F
 
 Our winner of the 5 pk of digis from StampArt Designs by Kathryne is....
 
           
 
 
 And now our winner of the 7 pk of digis from Bugaboo is...
 
  
                                   
 
  
Congratulations to all of the winners!
All Winners & Top 3 winners Please email me at:
Joann6274 at gmail dot com!
You will have 2 weeks to claim your prizes!
 
  Well my friends that is all I have for today. I hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by and until next time.... Enjoy life's blessings~
  

Super Savings!! Cyber Monday Sales!!!



 
Hello Friends
 Are you getting good sales today?
.
3 Twenty Crafts is now carrying Scor-Tape in 3 of the most popular sizes! You can order yours today by going here. Also the Happy Harvest stamp set is on sale for $8.99 and all distress inks are on sale for $3.89! In addition there are 3 coupons you can use from Black Friday and our store opening for your cyber Monday savings!.
Coupon #1:
Use coupon code 'BLACKFRIDAY'
at checkout to receive 1 package of sequins free, when you purchase 3 packs. Just add your "free" bag as a 4th bag, and the discount will be applied.
Coupon #2:
Use coupon code 'FREESHIP' at checkout to
receive free shipping on your order, when you purchase 2 stamp sets of your choice.
Free shipping is for U.S. residents only. 
Coupon #3:
Use coupon code 'GRAND15' at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase of $35 or more.
 
Coupons cannot be combined. 
Have fun shopping!
Sale ends at Midnight CST.