Friday, September 24, 2010

Fabulous & Funny Friday...

It's time for another fun giveaway! And, while I was working diligently on our blog post for today....after a very rough week emotionally for me....I took a break to see if I had missed any earth-shattering news on FaceBook. Well, the world seems to still be turning, but I did come across a list that made me laugh out loud (which was more than needed) I decided to post it here for our blog followers today. Maybe I'm not the only one who needs a chuckle right now.

So read this...then read below to see what we're giving away this week & how easy it is to try to win.

Truths for Mature Humans:

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an “Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important. (Ladies.....Quit Laughing.)

Funny, huh? To enter this week's Fabulous Friday Giveaway, just tell us you favorite one from the list above & why. I don't know if I could narrow it down to just one. The snooze button one is me, for sure. Number 10 and number 18...probably a dead tie for the best on the list in my world. But, love them all!

How about you? Just leave a comment here or or FaceBook. You'll be entered to win.

Oh, here's what is up for grabs this week:

I'm sharing one of my favorite finds...out of my personal stash! It's a Red Photo Cable Holder. I got mine at, but I've also seen them at Urban Outfitters.

Leave us a comment & you might win one right here!

Happy Friday!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Winners...and a headstart....

So, it's almost Friday again...when we'll announce our next giveaway...and also when we'll send out an amazing special offer to all of our customers who receive our email newsletter.

But, then I thought...why not give our most devoted followers a little headstart?! So, just for those of you who follow our blog or 'like' us on FaceBook, you can start saving NOW! For the rest of our customers, they will be able to save Friday thru Sunday...but if you read this before Friday here or on FB, you can take advantage of this special offer right away.

What's the offer, you ask?

You've heard of 'double or nothing' when placing a wager or bet, right? Well, how 'bout 'double FOR nothing'??! JUST ORDER ANYTHING WITH OUR NEW PERFECT PAPER COLLECTIONS & WE WILL DOUBLE YOUR QUANTITY FOR FREE! Yep, DOUBLE! Order 1, get 2...order 100, get 200. No limits!

What all does that include, anything with Perfect Paper?

Well, start with the basics...just the sheets of 12x12, 6x6, or even the sheet or by the pack.

Then, how about our Mix & Match pieces? Rings, Stackers, Accordion Tags, Connector Liners...over 20 shapes we can cut for you.

Also, now that we are changing all Sketch Kits over to our new Perfect Paper patterns, why not stock up on page kits? NO, WE ARE NOT DOING AWAY WITH SKETCH KITS COMPLETELY, AS MANY OF YOU FEARED...INSTEAD, YOU GET THE CHOICE NOW OF WHAT PAPERS YOU WANT IN YOUR SKETCH KIT. First, pick from over 100 sketches. Then, choose 1 of the 4 Perfect Paper collections for that sketch. Talk about possibilities!

And, with this special offer, if you order the single page version, we'll send the double page version. If you order the double page version, we'll send you 2 for every 1 you order.

To have this DOUBLE FOR NOTHING offer honored this week, make sure you order items with our paper collections. Then, put "DOUBLE FOR NOTHING" in the 'special instructions' section at checkout online. We'll do the rest.

Ok, now wanna know who won the last 2 giveaways?!?!

The wood panel book goes to Vicki Russell...and the wood panel book kit goes to Debbie Ellis Buck. Congratulations to you both! Just email us your info so we can send your prizes.

Thanks for being our loyal customers...and enjoy shopping with us this week!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Fabulous Friday

Wow, this month is really flying by! I can't believe it's the middle of September already.

Around here, that means volleyball and basketball for our girls...and since we're off to practice, all you have to do to win a prize this week is to tell us what your favorite extra curricular activity is-for your kids now or when you were a kid!

What can you win? How about this fun wood book (like last week) that we have made into a great Disney kit? You can win the whole kit that you can use for Disney or any other special vacation!

Just leave a comment here or on facebook!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fabulous Friday Giveaway....

It's Friday again, woo hoo! You know that means another fun giveaway!!

Short & sweet this's what we want to know:

What would you do with a book like this?

It's a wood book, not chipboard. The different feel of the book is awesome, and so are the varying page sizes & shapes.

We used it as the base for our September Class Club kit with a fall theme:

It's that simple...tell us what you envision with this wood book...something for yourself? as a gift? an upcoming fall getaway? Tell us & you'll be entered to win. You can leave a comment here or post on our facebook fan page.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Winner...

of the Clearly Clever Transparencies is Julie Chandler (Facebook post)! Email us at to claim your prize!

Friday, September 3, 2010

JV Jackets...and another Fabulous Friday Giveaway!

After over 400 pictures last week and this...I got a little smarter. I've gotten some shots that I love & will treasure...but none of Keller's gameface, none facing me, none up close...and believe me, I've put my telefoto lense to the test. So, I got the attention of one of the film guys at the JV game yesterday...gave him my camera & asked him to pose as a Yearbook photographer...pointed out Keller & off he went. Here's my favorite shot:

I thought Keller would recognize the camera, but I was safe. It's a good thing I had already talked to the yearbook staff last week & said I'd be sharing pix from the games...maybe one of those from yesterday will make the book...then Keller will never know!

Here's one I, love, LOVE that Keller so enjoys every moment he's with the team. (guess that might not be true during sprints) Just look at his face...says it all...

And, I'm so impressed with the whole coaching staff. They are so much more than coaches to these boys. Especially Keller. He's gained a group of dads to call his own. And, I love that they pray before and after each game.

Guess that's enough football jabber for this week...oh, wait...GO DAWGS!!!! Just had to get that in...UGA kicks off at 12:21 EST tomorrow...after a long winter, spring & summer. I'm so ready for the boys of fall!

Ok, so, I will focus. We have another great giveaway this week. But, would you like to know who WON last week first?!?!?! Drum roll, please......

Kim Bright! Congratulations, Kim!! Email us your info & your prize pack from Queen & Co. will be on its way to you.

For this week, we have a prize pack of 5 Clearly Clever Transparencies from Got Memories in Greensboro, NC. Just add photos & an embellishment or two, and you'll have a layout done in mere minutes with these 8.5x11 transparency sheets...they even have a "built in photo box" so you know just where to put your photo.

Visit their site here:

To be entered to win these 5 great packs, just leave a comment here or on our Facebook fan page telling us who your favorite football team is & why. Don't like football? Don't know a team to cheer for?? Just put GO DAWGS or GO JACKETS as your'll make me & Keller happy and be entered to win, all at the same time!

(I'll be sure to update Facebook tomorrow with Keller's varsity game score tomorrow....there's even more pressure for them to win tonight as they were ranked 5th in the state in AAAA football this week!)

Check back as we post the winner the first of the week, too.

Happy Friday,