Friday, March 29, 2013

And The Winner Is.........

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments on my post last week!  It's so exciting to see our blog followers and Facebook Group growing!!  

I promised you this Prima giveaway last week.

Here are the names, in the order in which you left your comments:

1.  Margie
2.  Sharla
3.  Debra
4.  Martine
5.  Pam
6.  Jeanie
7.  Karen

And the winner is................................................


Congratulations, Sharla!  Please email me at and give me your mailing information so I can get this prize in the mail to you.  

Thanks to you ALL for taking the time to leave such nice comments and again welcome to our growing family!!

I haven't shared any cards with you for awhile.  When I first became "A Chickadee", I was  also know as
The Card Chick".  I make a lot of cards and since Easter is only two days away, I'd like to share a couple of them with you today.

This cute image is from QKR Stampede.  I used u purple polka dot patterned paper and colored the little girl's dress shades of purple.  I framed the whole card with white lace and added a pearl to each corner.

Here's a close-up picture of my card.

I love that you can see the detail a little bit better in this picture.

Here's another Easter card.

This sweet image is from Eureka Stamps.  After I colored the image, I fussy cut it out and used pop dots for added dimension.  I made the doily myself with a die cut and my Cuttlebug.  Here's a close-up of this card.

Dawn still has two giveaways.  Be sure to read her post for your chance to win!  She'll announce her winners on April 1st.

Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you a joyous holiday, however you spend it.


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Alphabet Winner!

After assigning everyone numbers based on how many entries they were eligible for, the winner of the alphabet prize pack is...

True Random Number Generator 17 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

I am a follower and joined your group on Facebook, who doesn't love Thickers? Thanks for the chance to win some :)

Fleur, please email me at so I can get your prize to you!
Thanks for joining in, everyone.
And I have a feeling, another alphabet giveaway will be showing up again in April. :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Celebrate Giveaway

I hope you've enjoyed Craft Madness here at the Nest!  I've got one more giveaway for the month:

This prize is more from my stash.  :)  I've got a set of patterned papers and die-cuts from the Teresa Collins' Celebrate line plus two Stampin' Up! stamp sets.

I thought this grouping was so fitting for this month, because we really have been celebrating here at the Nest!

And look at those adorable stamps:

To win this set, just leave a comment on this blog post by March 31.  On April 1, I'll randomly select a winner!

Also on April 1, I'll be choosing a winner for the Studio Calico + Unity giveaway:

And, Cheryl has a Prima giveaway that ends this Thursday:

Be sure to check the blog tomorrow when Mary Jo announces the winner of her Alphabet giveaway!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Another Giveaway!

First of all, I'd like to say "hello" and "welcome" to all of our new followers and Facebook Group members!   We've reached over 50 followers now and congratulations to Stacy H-W for winning the awesome prize package!!   We appreciate each and every one of you, whether you've been with us for awhile or just joined us!  

We try to bring you all sorts of inspiration and also some "freebies" along the way.  This month, we've been giving lots of goodies away and I have one more giveaway for you.

This giveaway includes 2 packages of Prima flowers and 1 package of Prima pearl swirls.

Here's all you need to do to be eligible for the random drawing for this giveaway:

1. Become a follower of the Craft Your Nest blog 
2. Join our Facebook Group 
3.  Leave a comment below - don't forget to do this!

Current followers and FB members are eligible too of course.  When you leave your comment ~ just tell me you're already a follower and a member.

The deadline for leaving a comment is Thursday, March 28th at midnight EST.  I'll announce a randomly drawn winner the next day ~ Friday, March 29th.  The order in which you leave your comments is the order in which I'll put all of the comments into Random Generator.

I'm hosting a weekly challenge at another site and I'm calling it "Word Prompt Wednesday".  I thought I'd share my first three "word prompts" and layouts with you today.

The first week, my "word prompt" was "AWE".  

I went to S. Florida a few weeks ago and we visited Sanibel Island, one of my favorite places in the whole world.  I created this layout using some of my Instagram pictures.

The second week, my "word prompt" was "CAPTURE".

These are pictures of 4 of my 6 "grandbabies" playing in the pool.  The digital patterned papers and elements I used are by Echo Park, Swim and Times & Seasons.

My "word prompt" for this week was "EMBRACE".

This is my youngest "grandbaby" Asher.  He went to his little friend Taylor's for a playdate and they hugged each other when he arrived.  I thought this was the sweetest photograph!  I used Echo Park digitals, Springtime, for this layout.

Don't forget about Mary Jo's Alphabet Giveaway!

Dawn still has a giveaway ~ Scarlet Lime kit plus a cute Unity stamp:

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck in our drawings!!

~ Cheryl ~

Thursday, March 21, 2013

And the winner is...

I am so excited - we reached 50 followers on the blog!  And that means I will be giving away this prize to a lucky blog follower:

Here is a random list of the current followers of the blog (I've shortened some user names and omitted last names):

1. Jules
2. vicki
3. Melissa E
4. Nicole
5. Julie T-W
6. Mandi
7. Carol G
8. Pam S
9. Tellimaria
10. Sandie
11. misaacmom
12. Karen K
13. Karen P
14. Gloann
15. Melissa
16. Stacy H-W
17. Cindy M
18. Lisa M
19. karenm
20. Libby
21. Margie
22. Sharla
23. Katie
24. Marial
26. sbiswabic
27. Sherry C
28. Krafty Kat
29. Kimberly Marie
30. Mary Jo R
31. Amber S
32. Tiffmc
33. Fleur S
34. Renee B
35. Natasha
36. teenabugg38
37. Martine
38. Dawn H (I'll choose another number if the generator picks me)
39. Barb
40. kingb52
41. pattyc
42. Tamika
43. Lisa R
44. rita
45. Cheryl
46. patchmom4
47. KYCrafter
48. Domestic Diva
49. Michelle H
50. scrappymo!
51. Laura D
52. Pam S (bonus entry)
53. Nicole (bonus entry)
54. Natasha (bonus entry)
55. scrappymo! (bonus entry)
56. Mandi (bonus entry)
57. Barb K (bonus entry)
58. karenm (bonus entry)
59. missacmom (bonus entry)
60. Lisa M (bonus entry)

(Note: Bonus entries were given to those were commented on my blog post.)

And the winner is:

Stacy H-W, you are the winner!  Congratulations!  

Please email your address to and I'll get the package out to you!

I want to personally thank each of you for following Craft Your Nest; it really means a lot to me that you are sharing this crafty journey with Cheryl, Mary Jo, and myself.  (By the way, if anyone is interested in becoming a regular- or guest-Chickadee, please email me at

Since this is Craft Madness month at Craft Your Nest...please don't forget about Mary Jo's alphabet giveaway (look at all those Thickers!):

Plus, I've also got another giveaway on the blog right now:

And I've got one more giveaway that I'll be posting next week.  It really is a great time to hang out at the Nest!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Alphabet Giveaway!

Last Wednesday, I promised you an alphabet giveaway :)
How about some of my favorite alphabets? Thickers and a pack of chipboard glitter letters by Pink Paislee to be exact :)

All current followers of our blog and members of our Facebook group are eligible.
So just leave a comment. And if you refer someone to our blog or group, that will be an extra chance for you!

For new friends, you have three chances as well.
1. Become a follower of the blog
2. Join in with our Facebook group (link at the top right)
3. Refer a friend or two or three to either. But make sure you have them let us know who the referral came from though ;)

I absolutely love, love Thickers! I think they show up on at least 80% of my layouts somehow. So over the years I have amassed quite a collection.
I actually made this layout two years ago just for fun. I wanted to experiment with Thickers as masks for misting. It took two tries to get it close to how I envisioned it. And misting does not work well with the chipboard thickers. They got a little too soggy and stuck to the paper. Foam work the best :)

Have you done any creative techniques with your letter stickers?
Would love to see! If you are a member of our Facebook group, you are welcome to post to the page there.

I will be back next Wednesday (3/27) to announce a winner of my alphabet giveaway!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Just for fun...another giveaway!

I'm back with a quick post - but it's a fun one!  I've got another giveaway for the Nesters!  Today, I've got a Scarlet Lime kit plus a cute Unity stamp:

To win this kit, just leave a comment on this blog post by March 31.  I'll randomly choose a winner on April 1.  Super easy!

Remember, as soon as we reach 50 followers on the blog, I'll also be giving away this bunch of crafty goodies:

Good luck, everyone!  :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

We Have A Winner!

We have a winner from my post last Friday!

I assigned everybody who left me a comment, at the end of my post and used Random Generator and the winner is:


Number 6 belonged to Mandi!

I joined the FB group and I am a follower."

Congratulations, Mandi ~ please email me at and give me your mailing address.  

Once again, here are the prizes that will be going to Mandi.  The March Webster's Pages Sprinkles Box:

Plus two packages of Webster's Pages Florettes and a Webster's Pages Deluxe Journaling Card Set:

Thank you ALL for leaving such wonderful comments and we're so happy to have you with us!

Dawn still has a giveaway going on and hers will end when we reach 50 followers!!  The faster we reach 50 followers ~ the faster somebody will win her wonderful prize!  Here's what Dawn is giving away.  Look at all of this awesomeness.  You can read all about her giveaway and rules if you go to her post.

We promised March Mad Giveaways and of course, I'll leave you with some awesome free downloads that I've found this week.  You never go away empty handed from our blog.  Haha

Look at these precious baby circle images that I found at Free Pretty Things For You.  Wouldn't these be sweet on baby cards or on a baby layout?  Here's the link that will take you directly to this free download.

Here are some sweet tags that are also from Free Pretty Things For You.  Here's a direct link to take you to where you can get the free download for the tags.

Thanks for stopping by today and thanks again to all of you who took the time to leave me a comment.  Welcome to all of our new members!!

~ Cheryl ~

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

And the winner is...

First off, I want to say "hello and thanks!" to all of our new friends! :)

I assigned everyone a number or numbers (if you got more than one chance) in order of comments
Using and the number generator, my winner is:

I follow the blog!!

Margie, could you please email me at with your address so I can get your new kit out to you. :)

If you didn't win the kit, you have more chances to win prizes.

Cheryl's giveaway is still going until midnight on March 14th. The link is *Here!*

And Dawn has a nice big giveaway...
that just went up today *Here!*

As for me, I will be back next Wednesday with another huge prize package. And let me just say if you love alphabets, particularly Thickers, you will not want to miss this one! ;)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Goodies & Giveaways

It has been so exciting to see all the new followers on the blog and members in our Facebook group - welcome to the Nest!

Today, I have some adorable projects and printables to share with y'all.  First up is this super cute Easter banner from the folks at Paper Coterie. I've already downloaded mine and will be having it printed this week!

I love those bunnies!  At Christmas, I'm all about the snowmen...come spring, bunnies start to invade my house!  :)

Speaking of animals that make their way into my home's adorable are these owl cards from Cosmo Cricket?  They've got step-by-step instructions on their blog:

I always say that I am horrid at card-making, but I think I could handle making a set of these!

Since I'm talking about sets, next up is a set of chalk-art-inspired journaling cards from Persnickety Prints:

These are free to download here.  These are designed to be used with Project Life albums, but I think they would also make great journaling cards and embellishments on scrapbook pages and cards.

Lastly, I've got some Saint Patrick's Day printables from our friends at My Memories.

They put together three sets of cupcake wrappers and toppers that can be printed out and used for your St. Patty's Day party decor.  You can check out the sets here, here, and here.

And now for the really fun part...I also have a prize to add to our Craft Madness Giveaways!

A while ago, I went through a major purge of my craft room, and kitted the goodies to sell on etsy (I'll share a link once they're listed, in case anyone is interested).  But I saved some of my stash to share with you!  I actually have three prizes to give away this month, but I'm starting with the biggest!  

I have been so excited to see our blog growing, but I really want to reach 50 followers by the end of the month.  So, share the blog with your friends, because as soon as we reach 50 followers, I'm going to do a random drawing and give away this kit!

If you refer a friend, leave a comment on this post, and I'll give you an extra entry in the drawing.

Don't forget about the other giveaways that are happening now!  Mary Jo is giving away a kit from Scrapbooking From the Inside Out:

And Cheryl has some adorable Webster's Pages items that she's giving away to our readers:

It's a great time to hang out at the Nest!

Friday, March 8, 2013

March Madness Continues

Hello and happy Friday!

We promised you mad giveaways this month and I'd like to add some Webster's Pages goodies for somebody to win.  I'm giving away two different sets of Florettes and a package of adorable journaling cards.

Also, I ordered an extra Webster's Pages "Sprinkles" box and I'm giving one of them away:

All you have to do to be eligible for these prizes is:

1. Become a follower of the Craft Your Nest blog 
2. Join our Facebook Group 
3.  Leave a comment below - don't forget to do this!

Current followers and FB members are eligible too of course.  When you leave your comment ~ just tell me you're already a follower and a member.

The deadline for leaving a comment is Thursday, March 14th at midnight EST.  I'll announce a randomly drawn winner the next day ~ Friday, March 15th.  The order in which you leave your comments is the order in which I'll put all of the comments into Random Generator.

Don't forget about Mary Jo's fabulous Scrapbooking From The Inside Out Kit giveaway!!  

The deadline for this prize is Tuesday, March 12th at midnight. 

The winner will be announced next Wednesday March 13th, so check back then!

Thanks for stopping by today and good luck!!

~ Cheryl ~

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Scrapbooking From the Inside Out Kit Giveaway

I want to kick off our month of Craft Madness by sharing a giveaway - the March Respect kit by Scrapbooking From the Inside Out!

Lots of fun goodies in there from Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, Pink Paislee, American Crafts and Webster's Pages.
Rachel really knows how to put together a pretty kit. But what sets her kit club apart is the extra inspiration and support she provides. Each month focuses on a different emotion along with challenges, a pinterest board and even a music playlist.

I would love to give this fabulous kit away to someone. If you are interested you have several chances to win.
1. Become a follower of the Craft Your Nest blog
2. Join our Facebook Group (flag link at the top right)
3. Refer a friend to our blog or group and you each get another chance to win.

So you can have up to three entries for this kit. Just make sure you leave a comment below and let me know. Current followers, just leave a comment below to win for number one since you are already following us!

I am going to set the deadline for Tuesday, March 12th at midnight. That way I can announce the winner on Wednesday. (my regular posting day)

We are looking forward to sharing more giveaways, challenges, freebies and tutorials over the next month with you!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Craft Madness

March Madness is coming to Craft Your Nest!  We have giveaways planned throughout the month - it's a great time to hang out at the Nest!

Make sure to keep checking the blog as prizes are announced!  And make sure to tell your friends about the Nest (there are some great giveaways planned as we add followers!).

Friday, March 1, 2013

More Digital Goodies

Hello and happy Friday!

I told you last week that I bought the Celebrations digital collection, from Webster's Pages.  I created another layout to share with you today.  This layout features a gorgeous photograph that I got from one of my other favorite sites, Free Vintage Digital Stamps.  The thing I love the most about images that come from this site is that they are completely copyright free!!  I LOVE not having to worry about copyright!!  Here's the layout I created to share with you today.

Isn't that the most beautiful photograph?  This layout is from the very same digital collection, Celebrations, that I used last week, but look how different it looks.  Here's my layout from last week.

The two layouts blend, but don't really look that much alike.  I used another button from the collection on my layout for this week and I found one that exactly matches the first layer of patterned paper.  Here's a close-up photograph of the button.

It's hard to believe that's digital, isn't it?

Thanks for stopping by today and drop in and say hello over at our Facebook Group ~ we'd love to have you!

~ Cheryl ~
Images by Freepik