Saturday, December 20, 2014

Snuggle #CraftyPaws #ContestEntry

I'm pretty sure, without a hint, everyone knows who this guy is. Snuggle is a big part of most homes around the country. Who knows how many loads of laundry are done each week in the United States?  Nope, I don't know either. I'm sure it's a lot though.

Since I use so much Snuggle, I found it appropriate that I join the exclusive community of the Snuggle Bear Den. If you don't know about it, check it out here.

Being a member of this Bear Den, I was sent a box of Snuggle Dryer sheets to assist in my entry into this #craftypaws contest. I was challenged to make a holiday addition using my Snuggle box.
Here is what I came up with for my #contestentry :

 Things I used were Snuggle, scissors, tape, bows, and wrapping paper.
Recycle Tip: those little scraps of wrapping paper will work together to make a cute collage type box.
 The first thing I did was trim the ledge off the box flap so I would have a good sliding edge.
 Then, I wrapped my box on all sides and the top flap. I had this brilliant idea that it could also be used as a Card Storage after the holidays for those people who like to keep things like that.
Next, I cut a dryer sheet in half length-wise and taped it to some dollar bills. The longer the strand of money the better of course! This idea replaces the boring old gift card and dresses up the cash a little bit. Perfect for those, hard to shop for, teenagers.
 In the end the gift looks like this. A cute little dryer sheet poking out the side begging to be pulled.  When the recipient pulls they will be surprised with one dollar bill after another! Such a fun way to give that boring money!
 So, What do you think???
I received a free sample from Snuggle to assist in the contest entry. Complete rules for the contest are found here

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Share the #KleenexCare with Savings!

I am loving all the samples I get to try out from Crowdtap!
This time I am being allowed to review:
  • 1 Kleenex® Brand Anti-Viral* Tissue Box
  • 1 Kleenex® Brand Tissues with Lotion Box 
These tissues are so soft on my face and even gentle enough for Aden's little runny nose. I am happy to know they are also anti-viral. Killing 99.9% cold and flu viruses. That is great news this time of year! 

Here is an exclusive coupon for you to try these for yourself.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Collage.Com New Products Review has been a favorite website of mine for a while now. I recently reviewed their photo books and was very impressed. So, when I was asked to review a few of their new products I was definitely open for it!
They just launched 3 new products and I was offered to create one of each complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

The product I was most excited for was the custom wrapping paper. I have always thought the paper is an important part of gift giving. I often wrap my kids gifts in a certain paper selected specifically for that child. They immediately know which gifts are theirs. Giving to relatives isn't that easy. I chose to create this paper with pictures of  all our household members (including the dogs) so when we wrap a gift for a relative they will know exactly who it is from! 
Super fun idea!!!
Not to mention this is not just cheap ole paper. It is thick paper and it has a cutting grid on the back so to keep your lines straight. I like that since I failed cutting school in kindergarten.

The next item I chose to create was the Aluminum Photo Panel. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect with this. Forgive me but I was almost expecting a thick sheet of aluminum foil embossed with the pictures. I added pictures of my son who has been away at job corps. He will be 18 soon so I felt like this is a nice way to commemorate this last year of school. I was so surprised with this amazing Aluminum Panel with beautifully glossed printed pictures on it. I made a bad choice on one photo. Down in the lower right corner, it was a little too dark but I put it on there any way with hopes it would be OK. You can still see it, but it doesn't go well with the other pictures.
This is the back of the panel. There is a hanging slot and a piece at the botton to allow it to lay flat on the wall. That is another aspect I wasn't expecting. I was thinking I would need a frame. But, This is designed to hang independently. Very Nice I love it!!

The custom ornaments are also made of this same aluminum and come equipped with a pretty little ribbon to hang them on the tree. The pictures are printed on both sides of this ornament. I designed it for my little buddy Aden's first Christmas since he was born in 2014 and also lost his Grandma Martha (my husband's Aunt) shortly after he was born. I felt this would be a nice way for him to look back and remember her for years to come.

All of these items far exceeded my expectations. I am very pleased with the outcome of all of the items I have recieved from . There are several items on sale right now so head on over to their website and check out the great deals. 
You can also follow their facebook page to get the latest news and updates for great deals and new products.

I haven't forgotten about the photo contest.
Winners will be notified very soon!

Disclaimer: I received products mentioned in this post complimentary in exchange for my honest review.