It's July! 2 New Sponsored Giveaways and June's Winner

July!  It's official.  It is summer in South Carolina.  We have been experiencing record breaking temperatures.  Friday and Saturday we hit an all time, record breaking, high of 109 degrees!  Today it hit about 105 and then we had a hail storm.  Imagine that one. 

The heat got to me as I worked in the yards and a little in the garden.  Then my air conditioner did overtime and it froze up on us twice.  So working in my studio was difficult to say the least.  I wasn't able to photograph everything I wanted to share today, but I have some fun things to share from our sponsors for July.

X-ACTO has a new knife series called Z-Series #1 Precision Knife.  I've been working with it over the last two weeks and love it.  Sharp! Thin enough to work with a couple of designer birdhouses (hint hint), but sturdy enough to cut through corrugated cardboard (another hint hint).  I love my X-ACTO knives.  Scrapbook Etc., many years ago, taught me to use my craft knife for precision work and I never looked back.  My oldest one I believe is around 7 years old.  I have an awesome Baby Shower project I'm going to share after the 4th that turned out so much fun using X-ACTO Z-Series.

X-ACTO has generously donated TWO $25.00 Walmart gift cards to D's Paper Studio July challenge.  Two lucky winners will be able to buy their own X-ACTO knife for their crafting from Walmart.  To Win go to their Facebook page, X-ACTO, and "Like" leaving them a comment that you came from D's Paper Studio.  Come back here and let me know you did.  On July 16th I'll draw two names per for the $25 Walmart Gift Cards.

Another incredible Sponsor of D's Paper Studio challenge for July is ArtBin.  If you have not tried an ArtBin product you certainly MUST give it a shot.  I buy mine at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores.  I have a many of their Satchels with handles.  I store my finished layouts in them, I carry paper and punches in them.  They hold up great with a case full of Fiskars Paper Punches.  My newest ArtBin is .... O, I'll share it with you later this week.  I just picked it up at AC Moores and I'm in love.

ArtBin is wonderfully giving away one Cartridge Storage Box for D's Paper Studio July Challenge.  This will be so cool for crops and organizing your home crafting area.  To enter the drawing all you have to do is share your best organizing tip in the comment section.  For an extra entry head over to their Facebook Page and "Like."  ArtBin's Facebook Page.  Leave a comment that you came their by way of D's Paper Studio.  Let me know via a comment here on the blog that you did.  ArtBin would love to publish your name on their Facebook page if you are the winner.

Note:  The giveaways are for USA addresses only. 

So that is the beginning of a wild month of crafting here on D's Paper Studio.  On top of that I will be showing some fun Baby Shower crafts, Christmas in July projects, and more.  Hang on for a mid-summer ride!

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!
Winner of the Jenni Bowlin Studio's $20 gift of their products is
marla from Happy Scrapper blog
"Great project I love the layout!!"
Congrats Marla.  Send your snail mail address to me at and I'll get your info to Jenni Bowlin Studios.  

I announced earlier that my son and his wife are having their first child at the end of August.  Well, I have another announcement.  Little Honey is going to be a big sister this Fall.  I am blessed beyond words!

Have a Crafty Day!

Gratitude List
1.  my husband and mine nephew, Eddie
2.  my children and how they continue to bless me and Jim
3.  God's soverighty especially when I don't understand a direction in life
4.  air conditioning and fans
5.  keeping my family safe this weekend


  1. great give-aways!!! Congrats to the winner. and congrats on the new baby girl!!sweet!!!!

  2. great give aways and oh a huge congrats on the new additions to our family!!

  3. Congrats on being Grandma again!

  4. Great giveaways, and congrats on the new additions!

  5. So happy that you will be a Grandma again.!! So excited to be your winner. I can't wait so see what you have to share with us this month!!! Thanks for having so many great crafting giveaways for your blog readers!!

  6. I organize my flowers in pretty glass jars on my entertainment center!

  7. Pretty and functional too. Cool Margie!

  8. So happy for you! Another little one to love (and scrap)! What a blessing!

  9. I love your Fun in the Sun layout, your granddaughter is precious! Great giveaways!

  10. Congratulations on the blessings for your family! Very blessed to have a prospering family!

  11. What fun to be a big sister! Thank you for such generous give a aways!


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