Friday, May 1, 2009

Coming Up: National Scrapbook Day!

National Scrapbook Day is tomorrow, May 2nd!

At Twiddle-Thumbs, we'll be celebrating all month with a emphasis in scrapbooking throughout the month.

Look for layout ideas, organizational tips, ways to be inspired, techniques, and contest or two! All this starts next week, so pull out your photos, paper & adhesive and get ready for some FUN!

Great Photography Give-Away!

Our good friend, Kristen Spencer of Kristen Spencer Photography sent us the following heads up:

Kristen Spencer Photography is Utah's Featured Photographer on Give Away Today.

To enter: Follow this link to and scroll down to Kristen's. (there are several photographers featured and each from different states)

Photography packages are transferrable so you can enter for any state and if you win, give your prize away to another who lives there.

Kristen also told us that even if you're not a winner, if you book a session with her, you get a free 8x10 for mentioning this give-away. Here is the link to her website,

You can enter any time from today May 1st through May 3rd. The winner will be announced on May 4th.

Disclaimer: is not involved in this give-away, we're just passing on valuable information. You cannot enter the contest from this website. You must go to to enter.

Good Luck Everyone!!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Everyday, from here to there, there are crafters everywhere!

We asked and a wonderful few of you responded with photos of some of your favorite or recent hand-made crafts:
First we have two from Shellie:
a door hanger and a pretty Spring wreath. Rachel made this paper-piecing picture after being inspired by this post by Anisa.

and Kristen writes: I have been dying to know how to make these, and you have a way of showing and explaining EVERYTHING that I just "get it" and I get excited!!!

She made these hair accessories after looking at this tutorial by Angie.

We're going to showcase more reader crafts in the future and look forward to seeing your work. Don't forget to take pictures of those hand-made gifts before giving them away!

Also, remember! This Saturday is National Scrapbook Day! Print up some pictures, pull out that gorgeous patterned paper you've been wanting to use and record some memories.

In honor of National Scrapbook Day we'll be doing a lot of scrapbooking posts, ideas, and show-casing! Send us scans or photos of your favorite pages and we'll do another reader post at the end of May (digital scrapbook pages wanted, too!)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Awesome Tutorials

So, the other day I was blog hopping through links on some of my favorite sites. I came across this insanely awesome post The Princess and the Monkey has put together and keeps updated. It's a ginormous collection of tutorials-everything from hand bags, things to put in your purse, clothes, toys, etc. Some things found here I'd like to try (and their links):
No-sew (love it already) fabric flower clips:
Gadget wallet: