Fun & easy ways to use scraps & what you have on hand

I have gotten some ideas thrown at me for videos since joining YouTube & I have to say, this one is an interesting challenge…. How to use scraps & stretching supplies. Well, I DO like a challenge! I also wanted to make this something a lot of people would be able to do! (I HOPE!) Plus, it has been on my mind, using scraps so I’ll do my best to thread ideas for this into future creations as well! Don’t forget our military members & families, great troop oganizations such as (They have,, etc.), Soldiers’ Angels, nursing homes & hospitals in your area!


OK, the time has come to announce winners! So, let’s get down to it, shall we?!?

*For the Avery Elle stamp: Sharon Fittler in lovely Australia! Congratulations! Please send me your contact information via e mail or Facebook! e mail is ENJOY! SOOO glad you asked me about Instagram! 🙂

*For the $20 gift certificate/credit for ANYTHING from the Creative Escape Papercrafting store, Sara Wright is the winner! Congrats & have fun shopping! Please send me your e o your specific gift code to enter at checkout can be sent to you! ENJOY!

OK, Design Team Member Judy Markowitz takes the next round of giveaways! Please follow her on Instagram AND creativeescape1 also! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH to all of you that participated! There WILL MORE giveaways, starting NOW! Guest Designer Judy Markowtiz is up next w/ 2 prizes as well!! Her Instagram: Judy Markowitz & amazing crafting blog: Don’t Mess With Me, I’m Scrappy Don’t you love that blog name?!? So blessed to able to design with so many talented designers! Stay crafty, my friends!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              :

Updates on Giveaways & 3 cards

I have 3 cards from the June Fully Loaded Kit – I’m having a blast with this kit! Soon, I WILL publish my 10 cards, 1 Kit video. To be 100%, I should have had this post done & the video up to do the drawing tomorrow. Sorry! I’ve been sick so I was able to extend the until 8/18/2018 @ 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time without ruining the giveaway time schedule. Hopefully, this allows people extra time to qualify. You MUST follow creativeescape1 to be eligible for any prize! Also, you’ll need to please follow me: on Instagram I’m platinumpeacock & subscribe to YouTube: Platinum Peacock, you can simply hit the subscribe button after the video posted below has played to slide into the giveaway.   The YouTube giveaway is a $20.00 gift certificate  The video below has some fun birthday/celebrate cards just about anyone on your list, believe it or not! The card designs could easily be used for other occasions also! BTW, RESULTS the YouTube winner will be posted here on 6/18/18 & the winner for the Instagram will posted there, on Instagram! Stay crafty, my friends!

2 Giveaways! Starting now

Well, I’m REALLY excited to announce the 2 giveaways I have the pleasure of giving away! They’re sponsored by Creative Escape Papercrafting! It’s awesome because I have a fab stamp 3×4 inch “Fuchsia” stamp from Avery Elle that has a beautiful image & sentiments! The stamp is for Instagram followers. A $20 gift certificate to use on ANYTHING in the store is for YouTube subscribers! It’s crafting heaven to get what you’d like! I think I just heard angels singing! Did you?!?    ***NOW, LET’S GET DOWN TO IT:*** This is an easy giveaway because CEP doesn’t think you should have to visit 10 different blogs, to have a slight chance to win 1 prize! 🙂 HOWEVER, if you DO play along AND follow each designer for that week’s platform AND you MUST follow creativeescape1 on Instagram, you’re eligible for the largest prize from CEP as a thank you! That’s is 6 International prizes!

      WHAT TO DO:

               Follow: creativeescape1 on Instagram & Platinum Peacock

Subscribe to my YouTube channel! Please leave a comment if you’re already subscribed or just to share what your favorite project is &/or favorite things(s) about the kit! I hope to tantalize your crafty taste buds & have a blast with all of you! Hopefully, it inspires you to carve out some time for YOU and be creative because I think everyone is, just different ways! Today, 6/12/18, SugarSgine Designs draws her winners, so tune in for that! Here’s a list of designers & dates from creative escape papercrafting blogger page:

-Follow- creativeescape1 to win any prize & be entered into the finale prize drawing!
***Participating DESIGNERS for Creative Escape Papercrafting, in order by week:
1) Janet aka SugarShine Designs on YouTube
2) Jen aka: Platinum Peacock on YouTube
3) Judy: judymarkoitz on Instagram
4) Leisia: cardcreationsbyme on Instagram
5) Archisha aka Arie: Kenchi School on YouTube
6) Finale drawing! This will be announced on Instagram & right here, on the blog


#Does your card kit have Altenew?

This kit is so exciting & fun! As if having Altenew in a card kit wasn’t unique in & of itself… The stamp set from Altenew is a large 6×8 inches in size! Ya, baby! The stamp set alone retails for $21.00! ( is my source for the pricing.) A 3 piece Spellbinders balloon die with the word “celebrate” as well. Love that versatility & the ability to emboss almost any substrate if I wish with a Spellbinders die! Very handy for a balloon die, imo! You get over 125 6mm & 3mm gems in a rainbow of colors, 18 fun sheets of paper, a 12×12 inch cut apart printed sheet, ephemera w/ acetate images in it & on & on… It’s like the Energizer bunny of card kits! Ready to see the box of fun you could get if you purchase this kit from Well, let me tell you what else is going on! GIVEAWAYS!!! CEP is giving a different prize pack away each week, all you have to do if follow or subscribe to one of their social media platforms & creativeescape1 on Instagram… Then, you’re entered for that week. SugarShine Desgins is up this week & I have the honor of having the giveaway NEXT WEEK! Soooo subscribe to my YouTube channel & if you’re already subscribed here, please follow me on Instagram! (It helps me keep track of whom’s entering the contest that way!) If you follow along for every design team member’s giveaway, you will get entered into a drawing for another prize from Creative Escape Papercrafting! Full details & names of designers are here: creativeescapepapercrafting.blogspot if you’d like more info! Don’t forget to follow Creativeescape1 on Instagram to win! OK! Let’s do this awesome reveal:

Take care & stay crafty, my friends!

NEW 10 Cards, 1 Kit; Plus Giveaways!

I’m really excited to share with you a new 10 card, 1 kit video, using products from Lawn Fawn & 1canoe2, in particular from this Amazing Value Kit from Creative Escape Papercrafting! The papers with really fun & fresh with corals, blues & grays0 Now, I know some of you may have the firefly stamp from Lawn Fawn (The firefly stamp & die set were included in the kit: SCORE!) &/or the glow in the dark embossing powder so I hope to show some fun ways to use all different kinds of products, even alphabets & Distress Oxides… In fact, I had so much fun while recovering from a hospital stint, or as my U.K. friends would say, “theatre”, I created 11 fun cards for anyone you may have in your life: kids, women, parents, men, friends… I plan on sending a couple cards to a few military members & our oldest niece, whom is in Boot Camp for the U.S. Navy! Ready for the video & giveaway announcement?!? Thanks so much for your support on my channel!