2020 Seasons Givings Blog Hop!

Happy New Year and welcome back to my blog. It’s time for another Seasons Givings giveaway from me and 60+ designers and companies, EACH with a giveaway! Be sure to comment below and enter to win here, and then move to the next blog in the list.

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This blog hop started several years ago as a way for designers to share in the samples and extras they receive. Sometimes we have things that just don’t fit our style, duplicates, just too much stuff, or very generous companies that support you. This is a way to give back to our fans as a way to thank YOU for your continued likes, comments, shares, and follows.

As Media Director for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®, I definitely have too much stuff, and a very generous company!

Here’s a project I did on the 3L blog, click for the tutorial:

Sending Love Card using Creative Photo Corners and Foil

My prize is $25 of 3L Adhesives, your choice! Need an E-Z Runner Grand? You got it! Just enter by commenting below.

Speaking of too much stuff, I am planning a huge de-stash (mostly stamps and dies) this year, stay tuned to my Facebook Page Cookies for Breakfast for details.

Giveaway Information

Leave a comment below to be entered, what adhesives would you choose if you win? It starts January 1, 2020, at 12:01am Eastern, and ends January 7, 2020, at 11:59pm Eastern. Prize is sponsored and shipped from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and they ship worldwide. One winner will get $25 US adhesive products.

Most of all thank you for supporting your favorite companies, designers and the paper crafting industry! Stop by and say hi at booth 2400 at Creativation!

Here’s the full list of designers and companies:

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine

My Favorite Things Stamps

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Reverse Confetti

Paper Smooches

Sweet & Sassy Stamps

The Gray Muse

CAS-ual Friday Stamps

Sugar Pea Designs

Ink Blot Shop

Stamp Simply Store

Scrapbook Update

Indigojade Art

Kelly Creates

Cathy Zielske

Becca Feeken

Laurie Willison

Nichol Spohr

Latisha Yoast

Lydia Fiedler

Lori Craig

Chari Moss

Jenn Shurkus

Wanda Guess

Vera Yates

Audrey Tokach

Dina Kowal

Jessica Frost Ballas

Elise Constable

Dana Joy

Caly Person

Amy Tsuruta

Cindy Lawrence

Janette Kausen

Amy Rysavy

Debi Adams

Judy Hayes

Jill Hawkins

Marcie Sharp

Tracey McNeely

Lisa Henke

Beth Pingry ▶  You are Here!

Margie Higuchi

Julee Tilman

Cheiron Brandon

Mona Toth

Karen Hightower

Karolyn Loncon

Caren Bartholomew

Dana Tatar

Connie Mercer

Yvonne Van Der Valk

Tracy McLennon

Debbie Seyer

Karen Boyce

Deborah Saaranen

Ceal Pritchett

Pocono Pam

Shellye McDaniel

Patti Gilliam

Thank you! Leave a comment to enter – what adhesives would you choose? Comments are moderated, if yours doesn’t show right away no worries!

Seasons Givings 2019

Happy 2019 and welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! Every blog has a giveaway, so take your time, enjoy the projects and good luck on the giveaways! We, as designers, end up with extra product or duplicates that we want to share with you, our loyal fans. This blog hop was designed to reward you for being our fans and to help us spread the crafty love. Please be sure to pin the projects and follow the designers and manufacturers!

As a designer and Media Director for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, I can offer the winner $25 of adhesives – winner’s choice! Need an E-Z Runner Grand? Need refills? Want the most popular products? No Problem! We’ll chat. Go ahead and enter below by leaving a comment. My drawing will be open for a week, enter by January 7, 2019 at midnight Eastern. I’ll announce the winner on this post, and on my Cookies for Breakfast Facebook page and send the winner an email.

Winner Update: Cynthia Cole, check your email!

Here’s a recent card I made for the holidays. I’m changing it up a little and making it at the AFCI show with a more springy wreath. If you’ll be there, come see me in Booth 1035! If you want to make one now, you can find the instructions at Favecrafts.

Door Card by Beth Pingry

Now on to the Seasons Givings Hop details!

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(Updated List)

Visit Season’s Givings Blog Hop Participants:

Lawn Fawn

Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine

Hero Arts

My Favorite Things

Reverse Confetti

My Sweet Petunia

Picket Fence Stamps

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Ink Blot Shop

Indigo Jade Art

Sunny Studio Stamps

Paper House Productions

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Newton’s Nook Designs

Kelly Klapstein

Latisha Yoast

Lydia Fiedler

Lori Craig

Dina Kowal

Nichol Spohr

Chari Moss

Jenn Shurkus

Vera Yates

Ashley Newell

Beth Pingry You are Here!

Giovana Smith

Dana Joy

Heather Hoffman

Margie Higuchi

Mindy Eggen

Julie Tilman

Cindy Lawrence

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Kelly Latevola

Emily Midgett

Ilina Crouse

Emily Leiphart

Kristi Goulet

Debi Adams

Tracey McNeeley

Wanda Guess

Ashley Harris

Tracey McLennon

Janine Tinklenberg

Amy Rysavy

Caly Person

Marcie Sharp

Mary-Ann Coulter Maldonado

Amy Tsuruta

Tricia Barber

Shemaine Smith

Christine Meyer

Lisa Henke

Shellye McDaniel

Kathy Schweinfurth

Yvonne Van Der Grijp

Lynette Kaufmann

Laura Williams

Dana Tatar

Cheiron Brandon

Patti Gilliam

Gracie Chavez

Carisa Zglobicki

Debbie Seyer

Mariana Grigsby

Michelle Woerner

Deborah Saaranen

Lisa Stein

Ceal Pritchett

Thanks, Good Luck, and Happy New Year!

Beth

Accordion Card & Blog Hop

Today I’m blog hopping with Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, with an accordion card. I love working with Graphic 45, their patterns, colors and images make it easy to put together a card or page. Sure, you have to cut the paper, but once you get over that, it’s really fun to place and rearrange and create with it.

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This card folds up flat for mailing and storage, but sits on it’s own and displays the popped up elements with dimension. You can see different images from different angles. See more of my card at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Disclosure: I received product from both companies for this blog post.

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There are 3 prizes up for grabs from EACH Graphic 45 and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! Start at Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and you’ll find the links to the posts from earlier this week, and to Graphic 45 too! Good Luck!!

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These are my supplies:

Supplies:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:

  • Creative Photo Corners Ivory
  • 3D Foam Squares Black Small
  • Crafty Foam Tape Black
  • E-Z Dots Repositionable Refillable
  • E-Z Squares Refillable
  •  Graphic 45: City Scapes 8×8 paper pad
  • Scor-Pal
  • White Cardstock

Thanks!

Beth

 

 

Halloween Ghoul’s Night Out Card

I can almost taste the Halloween candy! I have a Ghoul’s Night Out card for the blog hop with Lawn Fawn and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® this week. Today is the last day, be sure to visit both blogs and enter to win some great prizes.

Disclosure: I received products from both companies for this blog hop.

I just got some new watercolor pencils, and oh, I’m in love! Realize this is my first go at them, but I do love how they blended, even if I got too much water on the background.

Ghouls Night Out Card by Beth Pingry

Die cutting with these is so easy, you can see the stamped lines from inside the die, just line up, secure the die in place with low tack tape and cut. 3D Foam Squares give the ghouls a nice pop, and the Creative Photo Corners frame the image nicely.

You can see more of this card, and today’s other bloggers, and the links to the rest of the week’s posts, AND to Lawn Fawn on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog.

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No candy corns were wasted in the making of this project.

Supplies used:

Thanks for visiting and be sure to follow my Facebook page Cookies for Breakfast for more blog hops & giveaway info!

Beth

 

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Blog Hop with My Favorite Things Stamps!

Hi and welcome to the second day of the hop with MFT and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®!  See all of the projects and enter to win awesome prizes (like 3 from each company are up for grabs!) find all the links for yesterday, today and tomorrow here.

I have received product from both companies for this post.

I’m a big coffee lover, when I saw this set I just had to have it, and it would make a super cute shaker card too!

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Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L for all of the contest links.

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Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

My Favorite Things

Thanks for visiting this short and sweet post!

Beth

Sly Fox Half Marathon – Race Report

Last weekend I ran my 13th Half Marathon, or intended to run the Half, which is 13.1 miles. Sly Fox Race Report

Race Report: Sly Fox, St. Charles, IL
The race: a small field, but put on by a group that does a larger Half Marathon in August nearby, which is a well run event I’ve done 3x and signed up for this year’s race too.
Weather: upper 30s, but mostly sunny, not too windy.

Packet pickup and post race party were at a bar. Pickup from 4-8 Friday night, and then before the race. Problem – It’s an hour drive for me, in rush hour traffic on a Friday, and I had an event at 6pm. Last year it started earlier in the day, which would have been more convenient for me. I could have picked up my packet starting at 5:30 am, but that would have meant getting there even earlier in the morning.

Plenty of porta potties (Yeah!). So the race started at 7:00 am and seemingly all was well, I’m a middle of the packer, so I stuck with the lemmings and went with the crowd. It was basically a lollipop at the 5 mark (go out a way, go around a loop, then back the same way), but with a little loop from 2-4.

I tried a different training plan for this race, one from Another Mother Runner, and I trained mostly for this in Arizona, which has hills, hills, and more hills. (more on the Arizona stuff later)

I was trying to watch my splits and keep my pace steady and not too fast for the first 5K, when low and behold, I passed the 4 mile marker…but my watch was at like 2.9 miles. The whole course was like that, I was about 1.2 behind the markers. So either the course was short, or the course marshals (or lack thereof) took a wrong turn on the first loop. Later I learned that the lead vehicle and course marshal took a wrong turn.

The first 6 miles were an incline (this is Illinois, so speed bumps count as hills) and I was doing OK, and banking on the second half being downhill. At around the 5 mile mark there was a guy w/a sign that said touch for power – it was his Boston medal from last weekend. Cool!

Just after that a man running beside me asked if this was the 10K or HM. He had registered for the 10K route, but accidentally started with the HM at 7:00am instead of the 10K, which started at 7:20. We stuck together and talked a bit. I sort of coached him along through about mile 8, he’d only trained up to 4.5 miles. I told him it was OK to take walk breaks, made sure he took water and Gatorade, rest and foam roll, and watch his form as he got tired. He slowed down around 8 and told me to go ahead.

I was feeling strong and the downhill was starting. Normally the wheels fall off around 8 and I suffer a bit until I get a second wind at 10, or my  IT band rears its ugly self…none of that was happening so I kept going strong. I saw the Boston guy again. I finished with the lollipop part and was back on the main drag.

The question lingered in my mind as the mile markers were still 1.2 off, and as I approached the last 2 miles runner were looping back to add the extra distance we missed. BUT, that was on an incline and my little legs were wearing down. The last 2 miles are mentally and physically challenging.

I decided to finish and get my medal. I didn’t loop around again to make my Garmin happy. I ended at 11.96 miles. I was not going to win an age group award, I didn’t cheat the course. I had nothing to gain by finishing short, it was my choice. I was already off my personal record time. In retrospect, I wish I had looped back to make the full 13.1. Or at least finished the .04 to make it to 12, sheesh!

The last 6 weeks of the training plan I worked in where I could, between travel and other commitments, life has been a blur and I eeked out a run where I could. So, even with that happening, this was the first time in 13 HMs that I felt strong and confident in every mile, and I will definitely keep this plan and use it again!

Total disappointment in the day: I noticed a cupcake shop near the parking garage at packet pickup. The whole night, and during the race I thought about which cupcake I would get after the race. I earned it, right? So after the race as I shuffled across the street and into the parking lot I see they don’t open for another 45 mins. WHAT? I even had cash JUST for this purpose! I dragged my sweaty and tired self to the car and drove home. BUT, hubby made a breakfast casserole that was hot and ready when I walked in the house. He’s good like that.

Thanks for reading!
Beth

Seasons Givings 2016 Blog Hop!

Hi and welcome to the #SeasonsGivings2016 Blog Hop! It’s the 4th year in a row that for sharing fabulous projects AND the giving you the chance to win from every blog!

Winner Announcement: Janet Sisk – please check your email!

Season's Givings 2016

My prize is $25 in Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products, sponsored by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®, where I am Media Director and on the Design Team.

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We recently moved and I just haven’t had a chance to get my crafting supplies organized, you know,  with Christmas, CHA, and hauling 1800 miles across the country. I’m sharing this project that I made for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® but haven’t blogged here yet – in fact I have a tutorial for this on the blog Happy Day Tag

Oh Happy Day Card & Tag by Beth Pingry

I wish you a Happy Day, and good luck!

To enter my drawing, leave a comment below! I’ll close the contest at midnight Jan. 7, 2016 CST. I’ll announce and email the winner on the 8th. Please enter the email address where it asks, it won’t show publicly, but I’ll be able to contact you if you win.

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Here are the participating blogs:

Lawn Fawn
Scrapbook Cards & Today Magazine
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Reverse Confetti
Technique Tuesday
CAS-ual Friday Stamps
AdTech
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Inchie Arts
Avocado Arts
OHscrap (Bossy Joscie)
Rubbermoon Stamps
Latina Crafter
A Jillian Vance Design
JustNick
Your Everyday Stamps
Latisha Yoast
Kimberly Crawford
Julia Stainton
Laurie Willison
Teri Anderson
Jennifer Gallacher
Vera Yates
Wanda Guess
Nichol Magouirk
Kelly Klapstein
Anabelle O’Malley
Kim Watson
Chari Moss
Laura Bassen
Lydia Fiedler
Lisa Adametz
Alice Wertz
Daniela Dobson
Jenn Shurkus
Lori Craig
Amy Tsuruta
Lisa Henke
Margie Higuchi
Lee Murphy
Lori Tecler
Dina Kowal
Loretta Lock
Darsie Bruno
Marcie Sharp
Veronica Zalis
Barbara Anders
Maria Levine
Dana Joy
Melody Rupple
Keri Sereika
Asia King
Jennifer Ingle
Yvonne Van de Grijp
Beth Pingry – you are here!
Erica Houghton
Mary-Ann Maldonado
Piali Biswas
Ashley Newell
Nicole Maki
Julee Tilman
Leigh Penner
Christina Griffiths
Lindsay Amrhein
Laura Williams
Debbie Seyer
Christine Emberson
Kerry Urbatch
Linda Lucas
Tosha Leyendekker
Giovana Smith
Bunny Vance
Stacey Schafer
Lee Ann Barrett
Ruby Naz
Julie Dinn
Jill Hawkins
Christiana Reulling
Jodi Collins
Gracie Chavez
Michelle Woerner
Tania Willis
Karisse Schilling
Lori McAree
Ashley Harris
Emily Leiphart
Heidi Blankenship
Coralynn Murray
Tenia Nelson
Pretty Philosophie
Jillian Vance
Misti Oblander
Ceal Pritchett

Thank you for visiting and don’t forget to leave a comment!

Beth

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