Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ribbon by Scribbleprints on Zazzle--Giveaway Included

Scribbleprints on Zazzle    
is owned by Gale and she really has a lot to offer with her designs.

A little about Gale and Scribbleprints:

She's been doing art since she was a little girl.  She even considered becoming an art teacher at one point, but took another path.  Her scribble designs, or "Scribbleprints" started as doodles during boring classes in high school and college.  She would scribble in the margins of her notes and then fill the scribbles in with descending lines.  She even had a few classmates ask her to draw one for them, but she didn't really do much more with them until years after college, when she started making shapes and patterns with them.

The scribble designs at Scribbleprints start as pen and ink drawings, which are scanned, cleaned up, and colored online

The rest of her art is just for fun.  Ideas for her humorous designs just pop into her head.  Most of those are inspired by her three children.   She also dabbles in a little water color, such as the design on the water color flowers. 

Gale was kind enough to send me some of her Red Satin Ribbon.
We plan to use some of it to make a ribbon hair barrette.

She also sent me some of the Water Color Flowers satin ribbon.

As you can see, it worked perfectly for the handles on the bag that I sewed for my daughter. She loves the ribbon, and her bag too.

The ribbon is of a very high quality. It's available in 1.5 and 3 inch widths and 3 lengths.
She offers several other ribbons in her shop as well. In fact, Scribbleprints offers loads of choices in both products and designs.

Gale has been gracious to offer some of the Red and the Water Color Flower ribbon to one luck Marsha's Spot reader. Simply enter using the rafflecopter form below.

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Disclaimer: I received both ribbons from Scribbleprints to try. I wasn't compensated in any other way, but all opinions are my own. Scribbleprints is supplying the giveaway prize.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Frugal Friday With Marsha 3/27/15

What does being frugal mean to you?

For me it's making due with what you have....finding ways to re-use.......recycling.....planting a garden to provide some of your foods......saving money wherever you can.

This past week I've thought a lot about my couponing.  It never fails that when I post about good deals I have gotten, that at least one person comments such as  'you aren't saving if you are buying things you don't need'  or  'you aren't really saving unless you putting the money that you saved with the coupons into a savings account' or even things like 'I would never buy that brand of toilet paper unless it was free' or 'we don't buy boxed and processed foods'.    You get the picture.

Yes, I buy a lot of things that we don't really need.  Yes, I buy things that I wouldn't buy if it weren't for the fact that they are so cheap with coupons. Christmas and birthday gift stash is growing immensely.  I soon will have a shelf in my bedroom where my children can come in and get the things they need.   I have given lots to charities.
Mostly, if I am going to have a hobby, or something that I enjoy this much, then couponing is a great hobby to have.  I have FUN.

This past week I only got a few things at Walgreens.  I paid less than the sales tax, paying just 55 cents.  And, I came home with $4.50 in their register rewards coupons to spend on whatever I like next time I shop.   How can that be wrong?

The Glade plug ins made sense.  I love to have a scented home and I have so many of the plug in units that I bought as fillers on KMart's double coupon days.  We all use toothpaste....and hopefully hand soap.  The headband is now in my gift stash.

Well, that's it for me this week.  I have a huge list of things to look for at Target while I am out today.  I'm pretty anxious to get to shopping, in hopes that our Target does sell at least most of them.

I look forward to your share this week of your frugal posts.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Let Rowenta Help You With Those "Pressing" Matters This National Craft Month

For me, every month is Craft Month.  It is nice to know that there is a month each year that is dedicated to us crafters.  A month dedicated to completing an unfinished project, starting a new one, or even learning a whole new craft.

My main craft is quilting.  If you know about quilting then you know that it involves a LOT of pressing and ironing.
It's also really nice to have a superior quality iron for this purpose.  Take that extra pride in your work.

Rowenta has something to take care of all of those pressing needs.

Take their First Class Travel Iron for example.

  As a quilter it's so much easier using the travel iron for the smaller things such as pressing the seams on quilt blocks.  I love the precision tip on this travel iron.  I makes opening the seams a breeze.  
The handle folds down and it fits neatly in the carrying bag that comes with it.

•    Highly polished microsteam stainless steel soleplate provides a smooth surface with superior glide.
•    High precision tip delivers steam and pressing into hard-to-reach areas.
•    Vertical steam removes wrinkles from drapes and hanging garments.
•    Folding handle folds flat for storage.

Here is another of Rowenta's Irons that you will want to check out:
Rowenta Pro Master Iron
•    1700-watts: A long lasting burst of steam allows for efficient and easy steaming
•    Microsteam stainless soleplate with a precision tip for advanced steam distribution
•    Soft touch handle provides comfort and a non-slip grip
•    Soft touch buttons offer superior control
•    Vertical steam allows iron to be used in the upright position for drapes and hanging garments
•    Variable steam settings offer flexibility when ironing a variety of fabrics and thick layers at seams and waist bands
•    Anti-slip frame provides extra stability when iron is on its heel
•    Anti-drip system prevents spitting and leaking when the thermostat is on a low temperature setting
•    3-way auto shut-off feature turns the iron off in 8 minutes if vertical, 30 seconds if horizontal or tipped over
•    Iron self cleans, removing loose mineral deposits and impurities to be flushed out

They also offer floor care, comfort and hair care products as well.  You will want to be sure to check out their website HERE

Check out this video on their DW Eco Intelligence Iron:


Here's to National Craft Month!

Disclaimer: I received product and information in exchange for writing this post. I was not compensated in any other way, and any opinions are my own.

Meet Dial's Newest Boutique Hand Soap and Enter For Your Chance to Win

The sugar cane husk scrub hand soap is Dial's newest addition to the Boutique series line up.
It has the scent that is inspired by freshly cut sugar cane and has gentle micro scrubbers that will cleanse deeply while moisturizing and smoothing your skin.

The completely new bottle and design with it's rich colors will also allow you to proudly display your favorite scent around your home.

I really enjoy using the Dial Boutique series of hand soaps and the sugar cane husk scrub is no different.  I love the feeling of the micro-scrubbers while washing my hands.  It leaves your hands feeling so fresh, clean, and soft.

I had some fun taking a video of one of my granddaughters washing her hands with it.  She wasn't sure what to think of the micro-scrubbers until I told her what they were all about.

One lucky Marsha's Spot reader will win 3, yes 3 free coupons. Each one is for a different type of Dial Hand Soap. Just enter easily using the rafflecopter form below and good luck!!

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Disclaimer: The Dial brand provided me with a sample of Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Writer's Unite 3/26/15


Catching up is what I feel like I am doing this week!  I am behind on writing reviews and doing giveaways.  I just rec'd a product yesterday to write about this being National Crafting Month.  Now they sent it to me a bit late since this month is about over, but I will work to get their post up today.
I also have another review and giveaway that will go up today.....the same company sent me another product yesterday already.
I love getting all of the free stuff, but am feeling a bit overwhelmed right now.  I have NO idea how the bloggers that put up 2 or 3 posts a day with reviews and giveaways do it....other than they are probably not like me, also doing 12 or more other websites in a day besides blogging.

I am still writing at bubblews.  Only 2 or 3 posts a day.  I had a dream last night that I woke up this morning to an announcement that they are just not going to pay anymore period.  I like the socializing aspect with those who have continued to write there like myself, but do wish I could earn more than 25 cents or more a day.
Recently I've started working some traffic exchanges that offer a chat feature while you surf, so I'm doing a little socializing there, plus there is tsu as well.  However, my daily earnings on tsu are also about half of what they were for awhile.    Sure seems hard to earn anymore.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing what you link up today.  I'm going to go ahead and link up 2 of my bubblews posts.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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One lucky Marsha's Spot reader will win the digital copy of The Hobbit The Battle of The Five Armies. Just enter using the rafflecopter form below.

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WIP Wednesday 3/25/15

I think it's been another good week for sewing.
I did finish the pink hexagon table topper and it's now listed in my etsy shop.
I have some work to do in my shop as many of my items have now expired.  Decisions on which ones will be re-listed and which will be moved to either zibbet or shophandmade.

I worked on my fractured pineapple quilt enough to get one border made and sewn on so that I could see what it's going to look like.

One last thing for the color yellow for the soscrappy challenge.  I got out my yellow 2 1/4 inch squares and ended up with 78 blocks.  I do still need to square them all up to 4 inches.

Lastly, I got back to work on my blue hexagon table topper that I had started last month......or was that January?  Anyway, I am a bit further than my picture as I have the back on now and have started hand sewing around the hexagons.

I got a small, and I do mean small, start on cleaning up my sewing/craft room.  I found myself in awe over how blessed I am that so many have thought of me to give me fabrics and such.  So blessed to have it available to me to work with.  So blessed that the Lord has given me the talents to use them.


Rectangle quilt
challenge wall hanging
GoodNight Irene quilt/wall hanging
Yo-Yo Table runner
Emerald Island Fusique table runner
Five and Dime quilt
Fractured Pineapple quilt
Charming Stars quilt
Brown half square triangle quilt
5 sets of doll blanket, pillows and rug
Hexagon flower table runner
Blue hexagon table topper
Wall hanging for quilt guild
Challenge quilt for quilt guild

2015 Finishes:

Locker Hook Rug
re-do binding on blue and peach patchwork
9 lined fabric bags
yellow crazy quilt lined bag
Pink hexagon table topper

I am linking up with the following blogs:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedWIPs on Wednesdays
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Gladiator Hits

GladiatorHits - Traffic That Defies The Competition

After getting back in to surfing for traffic at Traffic Dynamite, I thought I would check out another traffic exchange that I've been a member of for some time again.....Gladiator Hits.

Gladiator Hits, I believe is owned by the same people as Traffic Dynamite, and offers pretty much the same surfing.  They also offer a jackpot each week that is shared among the top 25 surfers of the week.   I set myself a goal of  finding out if I surfed 100 websites each day, could I still make the top 25.   My answer for last week was yes!   Included in my points for the week was points for logging in each day as well as points for sharing my referral link on twitter each day (including a bonus for doing each of those all 7 days).  I ended up in 11th place and I rec'd 48 cents, 100 site credits, 120 banner impressions and 200 text impressions.

Just as with Traffic Dynamite, I updated the 5 sites I have in rotation as a free member and also added banners and text links. 

Something that I discovered after writing my post last week is that both sites offer a downline builder section and a surf center section.  
Gladiator Hits has 29 other traffic exchanges listed in the downline builder.  I can't imagine belonging to that many AND trying to be active in them!!
However, in the surf center, they give you a suggested rotating schedule.  They suggest spending 30 minutes in each on on the morning list and each one on the afternoon list each day.  There are only 4 in each section and the 29 are spread out pretty evenly throughout the week.
Yes, I am actually thinking of giving this a try.  It does mean work, mostly work in getting links in to each of the ones that I join.

Since I don't have adsense, I can rotate my blog in the exchanges.  Since I am doing more writing here now that means finding more to see my blog.  It also means more people seeing my Jerky Direct pages and my zibbet and shophandmade (etsy breaks frames so can't be in the exchanges)

I'm having fun, and in the grand scheme of things, that's what matters to me.  I want to have fun while I am earning.
And speaking of earning.  I did also earn 7 cents while surfing for the week in addition to the 48 cents, and I am just 2 trophies away from adding 10 more cents to my bank.  Payout is $20 for free members.

There is one thing different at Gladiator Hits---there is no chat feature on the side like there is with Traffic Dynamite.  I enjoy the chat feature.  There is a link at the bottom that says sign up or log in to chat (which is also at the bottom of Dynamite), but I've not clicked to see what that is all about, but I know I miss having it on Gladiator as well.
Two differences---Gladiator Hits does not have a paid to click section like Traffic Dynamite does.

GladiatorHits - Traffic That Defies The Competition

I want to offer the same as I did for Traffic Dynamite.   If you choose to sign up and give it a try, I will transfer 100 credits to your account so that you can assign them to your sites and get them seen right away.  I will do this after you surf the minimum of 5 websites to be considered active.

Thank you for taking the time to read today!
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