Is this thing on?

Tap, tap. I have a new theme! Is it working now? I ran into a couple of snafus earlier. Mixed in with some general blog hinkyness. But I think it’s finally alllll under control now. . . (We hope!)

And now that that’s all taken care of…. we have a winner! :)

blog giveaway winner

The winner of the $30 gift certificate to The Charming Lamb is #81, Susie! :) Congratulations, Susie! :)

You’ll have to come back and tell us what you get! :)

Do you think it’s too soon for another giveaway? I mean, we just had one, after all……. Aw, what the heck. Let’s do another giveaway! :)

creativity by crystal

Check out this awesome new kit from Crystal! :) It has lots of cool scallops and templates! And if you want to win it, you’re in luck!

To be entered to win this Tons of Scallops Template Kit, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. One entry per person, please! The winner will be chosen by his or her comment number, which will be picked by’s number generator. Contest will run until 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, April 12th, 2009.

And that’s not all. If you love Crystal’s kits as much as I do, you’re in luck. Again. You’re doubly lucky today. Right now, Crystal’s kits are on sale for 20% off!! And you can even get one of her kits in her store for FREE. And you can even EVEN become a member of her DESIGN TEAM!! Wouldn’t that be the coolest thing ever??

Check out Crystal’s blog for the deets!!!

Thanks for looking and good luck everyone!! :)

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92 Responses
  1. Amberlynn

    Hi Amanda,

    I LOVE your fonts and I just spent way too long trying to figure out a problem that occured when i added a cute font onto my blog. I have a private blog. What happened is that I successfully added the font! Wahoo!! The problem is that it did not replace my blog post titles, so now I have the default font as well as the cute blog font. I have gone through the instructions so many times already. I don’t know what I’m missing. Please advise!
    Thanks you so much,

  2. Marge

    Thank you for such a lovely site….georgous and ever changing;)
    Great give aways KUDOS to you♥

  3. Rachel

    I love your site! Thank you so much for doing this great giveaway! I have my fingers, legs, and eyes crossed! HAHAHA! :)

  4. Jenn Howland :)

    LOVE the new skin!! You guys are adorable, btw ;) And thank you for the fantabulous fontage!! <3

  5. Jess

    i love the new look of your site!
    still trying to figure out how to get those fonts up onto my blog so i can use them. one day! :)
    thanks for the chance to win this cool give a way!

  6. Tammi Shyers

    First visit here and I saw a beautiful site, easily to navigate and such pretty graphics. Thanks.

  7. Adriana

    The new look is beautiful!
    I’m here at least once a week, I love your blog, but I think this is the first time I left a comment! Let’s see if I have luck!

  8. Barb DeSousa

    Wow another amazing blog page! Love the colors and the notebook paper. The cool kit with the scalloped edges looks wonderful!

  9. Tanya

    I just found your site and I am LOVING all of your fonts! Thanks so much and I would love to win this cute new template kit. I will keep my fingers crossed! :) Thanks Again!

  10. Heather R. (

    I love you layout but especially the fonts. I haven’t figured out how to load them on my blog yet. Scalloped templates very groovy.

  11. Samantha

    Totally cute new layout and background!!

    I would love this kit! I spend so much time manually making my scallops!

  12. jackie

    i love templates. there are times when i finally sit down to scrap and my brain just won’t work!!!! these templates will really help out. thanks for all you do for all of us scrappers out there!!!!

  13. peamissy

    Lookin’ good! I love me some scallops, I do!! I hope I win : ) but if not thanks for showing me these templates! They look great! I love your distressed scalloped paper on your header! Have a great weekend, Happy Easter.

  14. Mikelle

    You have the cutest blog ever and I think your fonts are my favorite. I have a question for you:) How do you get your blog post title to be a cute font? I’ve tried to change it in my html but it changes the blog post font too? Any help would be great.

  15. Sarah H

    I LOVE THE NEWEST THEME… it’s soo soo cute!!! I love scrap booking and stuff, and playing around with the newest crafty features on my computer!!!!! I hope i win, cross your fingers!!!!1

  16. Cynthia Powell

    Love your website and those you pass on to us. I would love to start scrapbooking digitally (if that’s a word) but am lost in knowing where to start. Hope to win though, maybe that’ll be a good start for me.

  17. ALLISON*

    Your new theme is ADORABLE! (: I love it.
    And I’m so excited about this can count me in :)

  18. Janelle

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE scallops right now. This kit would be perfect…I might have to buy it (if I don’t win). THANKS!

  19. Chelsea

    I am so glad I came across your site! It’s so fun, bright, and cheery! My husband and I are trying some of your recipes this week too! Love the new layout! :)

  20. Laura

    I am absolutely in love with your new background! It is soooo cute!

    I saw Crystal’s kit on 2peas the other day and was just about to buy it so if I don’t win I’m still going to buy it =) Amazing job Crystal! I <3 it!

  21. Amy

    Hey there. I just recently found your blog, and I love it :) I also love free stuff, so count me in on this giveaway!

  22. Nicky

    I commented earlier about your pages- I did see the tutorial on how to set up the blog pages- thanks!
    However, I am interested in how you actually created the individual scrapbook background pages in Photoshop- are there certain actions/effects that you use to get each page looking the way they do- when I read that original post, I took it that you created each page pf ‘paper’ yourself in photoshop- that’s what i’m curious about-
    Thanks again-

    Love the new look!

  23. Beth

    I really love this site. My friend told me about it and I am so greatful. The designs, fonts, and everything is AWESOME!

  24. Kasandra

    You have to be one of the most amazing people in the world! Love the site, love the ideas, love the giveaways! I made the chicken alfredo thing the other night and thanks to you I think I have gained about ten pounds in one week. It was AMAZING!!!!!

  25. Karen (aka GatorGirl)

    HI EVERYONE! I saw your post and I love scallops—so here I am writing in hoping I will be the lucky number. Keeping my fingers crossed! Happy Easter!

  26. Heather

    Oh my goodness – what a tired sweet puppy! I’m a template junkie, so thanks for offering the great giveaway!!

  27. Christine in NY

    Hi Amanda:

    I have never digi-scrapbooked before but your giving me the desire to have to try it.

    Thanks for your wonderful and more importantly peaceful blog!


  28. sandy

    How interesting, I was just looking at tons of pictures from the Dolphin Encounter we did in Oct. and wondering how to get so many on a page, and I think those templates are just what I need.
    Thanks for a great idea.

  29. Sandi

    Please don’t give up on picture fonts – I’m always looking for more. But I love scallops and this kit would snazzy up my for-fun-only cards and pictures!

  30. Laura

    I love your new blog design…can I have your other one? I want my blog to look JUST LIKE THE ONE YOU HAD RIGHT BEFORE THIS ONE!! How do I do that? :)

  31. Ashley Dantic

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your websight!! Your scrap room is the Taj Mahal!!! I have tried many recipes and I am always pleased with how my family enjoys every bite…keep on posting!! Happy Scrappy, Ashley

  32. Lillie

    I’m new to your blog and love it!! I haven’t done any scrapbooking digitally and this might push me over the edge to try it!

  33. Candy

    Love the new look! And I wanted to thank you for always being so generous and giving. The world could use a few more people just like you! :D

  34. Danita Hosking

    I LOVE EVERYTHING you do! Such an inspiration… getting your emails and reading your blog gets my creativity flowing!

  35. Jen@OurDailyBigTop

    Great giveaway – this could be the push to make me go digital. Something I’ve been wanting to do for some time. Thanks!

  36. Joann

    looks great as always!
    I need to do that scrapbook blog background again,
    thanks for the chance at anther freebie!
    blessings, Joann

  37. Judy K.

    Wow…i’d like this. the layout is the hardest part for me. This would be great! I’m really enjoying your website, recipes, photos and everything. :)Keep up the good work.

  38. Jasmine

    I love the new look and would really love the templates, not to mention I really have a crush on scalloped pages right now. Thank you for offering the giveaway.

  39. Judy

    I’ve enjoyed being a new visitor to your site and how cool that you feature others’ work, as well! Have a great day :)

  40. Sherrie

    Love the new look. I love templates. I do a lot of scrapbooking and they make it so much easier when you’re in a hurry !!!

  41. Cathy

    Okay wow wow and wow…. 1. your new blog template is great. 2. Congrats Susie. 3. I WANT that freebie… I saw it on 2Peas but can’t afford the dollars (exchange rate and all)… so PLEASE random generator, choose my number!

  42. Dee

    I always enjoy your posts, Amanda. What software do you use for your blog? It looks and works flawlessly.

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