Saturday, August 6, 2011

100 Cartridge Blog Hop

           Welcome to our 100 Cartridge Hop...Because I had work done on my eyes this week...I got behind  :'(   But please continue along the Hop.... you'll see some awesome creatoins you won't want to miss.... your next stop will be Heather's  at ...  http://operationcricutdesign.blogspot.com  ...
 Here's the Line up for our Hop...
Lezlye Lauterbach-Hardwick http://lezlyes.blogspot.com/Sweet
Jennifer Rethorn Lundy ( Crafty Jen) http://mybusycraftylife.blogspot.com
Gayle Shrader http://gscraptime.blogspot.com/    
 Amanda Hernandez http://mandyscandywrappers.blogspot.com/     
 


  

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Something New

                     Hello to all my crafty friends.Thanks for stopping by today. I know alot of  you are already doing the digi- stamping. But I had not tried it till this week.  It was alot more fun than I thought it would be. Honestly I love the simplicity of  cutting all my pieces from my Cricut ( yeah, I'm Lazy ) but I thought it was time I expanded my crafting skills just a little *giggles*. I'm glad I did because I really like them now...OK yeah I'm hooked. :)
    So if you still haven't tried it...here's how I got started... I went to Jen's Digi-Stamp Blog...  http://jensdigistamps.blogspot.com/
She has a  Freebie Friday on her blog. Copy the image , Jen suggested copying it on white card stock. Then drag out your colored pencils, markers , water colors or even crayons if you want to involve the kids. (I happen to love to color *hehehe*)...Jen also mentioned they could be flipped and re-sized before you print them out. So there you go...if your a newbie like me than you have a new creative portal to.
    here's what I did with my free digi-stamp from Jen's...

I hope you like it...happy creating and have a blessed day :)...Oh yeah, don't forget to go by Jen's Blog for more ideas from her and her Design Team...Thanks for stopping by my lil' spot.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Vintage Christmas in July Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the Vintage Christmas in July blog hop. The list of participants below are here to celebrate Christmas in July with good friends.  This hop is hosted by our Design Team. The theme of the hop is Vintage. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning to Dee at
http://vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com/. There will be opportunities to win some blog candy and get some great ideas for your holiday cards. So sit back, and enjoy the hop!

If you would like to participate in the blog candy giveaway, which will be a goodie bag filled with different items you can use for scrapping. Please post a comment on each blog and become a follower. If you are already a follower please mention that in your comment. When you are finished the hop, you must come back to the beginning at http://vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com and let me know which project you liked the best to be entered to win the blog candy. Also to everyone that leaves a comment, please leave your name and email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. Thank you.

        Here's my card for the Vintage Christas in July Blog Hop. I love the way this image turned out on this card. It was actually a calender that was scanned in my computer, res-sized and a few things added  with photo shop. Then cropped and layered onto vintage Christmas themed paper (sorry if that part doesn't show very well)...I  used my sewing machine to make paper ruffles and added them to the side. I hope you like it.



     Thank you for stopping by and now I hope you continue hopping to our next stop which is Lori at...Denise - http://vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Restivo  http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
Nicolette Sheridan  http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
Tonya Wilson  http://creativeaddictiontopaper.blogspot.com/
Carol Carlson http://cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
Amy Courchaine  http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
Debbie Trevenen  http://debbiescrafttime.blogspot.com/
Kari   http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com
Jackie   http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
Lori    http://swandog-4scraps.blogspot.com/
Sylvia   http://Www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
Pam Bray   http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
Dee - http://vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com
   http://swandog-4scraps.blogspot.com/

****WINNERS***

           *WINNERS*
  Sorry it's took me so long to post the winners for the Cancer bracelet and earrings. Both winners were chosen using random .org. thank you so much for your hopping along and all your sweet comments....Winners are

 Kimmarie Baker  bracelet
 Fot Earrings

Congrats to both of you...Please allow at least 2 weeks for mailling
Thank you all so much.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Cancer Survivor & Support Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 2. Thank you so much for being a part of this amazing Blog Hop. I am so honored to be a part of this event.  If you came from visting ...  ~Amanda"s  Blog  at...

 http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com  Than you

 are right where you should be ...but if you've picked up

here and you want to hop along please head over  to the

hostess of this amazing hop at...Erica"s Blog

 http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com....

     
         First of All...Today is my son's 13th Birthday . Happy

Birthday Stephen !! Since it was his Birthday he thought he

should be part of the Hop.*LOL*...Now on to creation for day

2...I made little note cards, actually 12 little note cards.

I thought these would be cute to send out to just as a

reminder how important it is to take care of yourself...

  



The boxing gloves are just clip art that I had on my computer and hand cut and glued to my card base. A few little butterfly charms were added just because I like girly things *hehehe*
 The card was cut from my Basic Font Cart.  If You don't have a gypsy or Design studio to weld. A basic card can be made this way using the tall ball key and the Thanks sentiment. I cut them at 5 1/4
 The phrase "fight like a girl" was printed on my computer. These are pretty simple and basic and anyone one can make them, they're just that easy. wrap a ribbon around the 12 cards and ou have a nice little gift for someone who needs a little reminder that God made girls Strong.
       Now on to todays Blog Candy...Here are a pair of *hope* earrings my daughter made for this hop. Just leave a comment and a way to contact you. Someone will be chosen Monday.

Please Continue along this Hop...You don't want to miss the projects from these talented crafters. Thanks for hopping by and Thank you Erica for putting this Hop together. Here's the line up in cause you get lost along the way..


***Have A Blessed Day ***
                 Now.........
* A note To our Hostess* Thank you so much for putting this Hop together.It has truly been a heart touching Hop. From the comments, E-mails and FB messages from followers to the posts' of my sister Bloggers.Love has filled my heart as tears has filled my eyes. This Blog Hop has truly been special and will be sweetly remembered. May God richly bless You and your Mother.
     
  

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cancer Support & Survivor Blog Hop

               Welcome to Day 1. Thank you so much for being a part of this amazing Blog Hop. I am so honored to be a part of this event.  If you came from visting ...  ~Amanda"s  Blog  at...

 http://craftsbyamanda.blogspot.com  Than you

 are right where you should be ...but if you've picked up

here and you want to hop along please head over  to the

hostess of this amazing hop at...Erica"s Blog

 http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com....
 
                     Now on to the creation for Day 1. As you can tell by now I love making Mini's. I love making them out of everything possible.If you can fold it, bind it, or glue it chances are I'm trying it. * giggles*....
                 This Mini is a paper bag mini ( which I love to Do ) It is 5 x 51/2...it has 8 places inside for pics or journaling...10 if you use the front/back covers. 4 pockets with 4 tags.


This little ribbon charm has the worp hope engraved on it.

All sentiments were cut using my Home Decor Cricut Cart. As well as the butterflies and corner accents.

 I love the way it turned out.

The paper I used for this Mini is from the block " Simply Delightful" by My Mind's Eye...Which I love, in fact I had if for a while but I liked it so much I didn't wanna cut it. But as you see I did and I'm glad I did. It's very pretty here
You can see pink ribbons through out this Mini, they are actually glitter stickers which caught my eye walking through the card dept. at Wal-Mart ...hehege.



 This is the back , left some open spaces for someone elses creative moments.
These are the tags for pics or journaling. Also cut with my Cricut
 All cuts have been made with my Cricut carts. I used the mix and match feature for each cart, whiich makes it so much easier when your doing several pieces for a Mini.
I hope you like this little Mini made for this Hop. As A reminder please have regular scheduled Mammograms...Had it not been for that one uncomfortable appointment , This year might have had a different out come for me. So if you haven't made that appointment ,please do it soon.

         Now for some ....BLOG CANDY....as my regular followers know my 13 year old daughter designs jewelry and she has made a few pieces to be given away during this hop...here's the 1st one....

isn't it cute ! this pink bracelet is made from glass beads with the hope ribbon charm.
just leave a comment and a way to contact you, someone will be chosen Monday.
Please Continue along this Hop...You don't want to miss the projects from these talented crafters. Thanks for hopping by and Thank you Erica for putting this Hop together. Here's the line up in cause you get lost along the way..


***Have A Blessed Day ***
  

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Gone with the Wind Mini

                         ~Gone with the Wind Mini~

           Hello to all my crafty friends, I hope this week is treating you well. Thank you for your visits and comments. I love reading your comments, they are truly a highlight. thank you thank you thank you.
           Here's the new mini I've been working on and working on and working on...lol. I can't seem to leave this one as it is.It's one of those projects that has became a labor of love instead of just a  project.
           There's so much more I want to do to it and probably will before it's over lol...more embellishments , what do you think ?
This mini has 8 pages, 15 places for photos and journaling and 4 pockets.
There are 7 pocket tags with  Gone with the Wind  pics from the movie on one side and matted on the other side for photo's and/or journaling. This is one side of the cards.
Here is the matted side of the tags. I had a blast working on this mini .
This is a pic of one of the pages in the mini. The Flowers and butterfly and tags was cut using my cricut. The carts used are Rock angels,Classic font, Twinkle Toes and Home Accents.


Here's another page inside.

This page is plain right now ...but I'm always afraid that I'm not leaving enough room for photos and journaling. But I'll add something here I'm sure lol


I hope you like this mini. I just love it...it's my fave so far out of everything I've done.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by , leave me a comment and  please let me know what you think.
Have a Blessed Day :)
     

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stinking Cute Blog Award

          This is the new award I got the other day. It was given to me by Lynne @ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
She's just the sweetest person. Apart from her being a very talented crafter herself , she also has Guest Designers that appear on her blog. Stop by her little spot in the blogging world and  check out all the awesome creations that are featured there.
        Thank you Lynne for your thoughtfulness. I love this lil award.
        Now to pass on this adorable little award to some of those who inspire me...
 1. Dee http://vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com/
2. Jen /www.memorieswithjen.blogspot.com
3. Kimmarie http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com/
4. Brittany http://www.brittneyscricutcreations.blogspot.com/
   
      Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by  and have a Blessed Day.
 

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Scraps Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome to the Scraps Blog Hop... If you came from Candace http://papercraftsbycandace.bl​ogspot.com  you're in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to play along, start at the beginning at www.craftycardgallery.blogspot​.com

The purpose of this hop is to help you use up some of your scraps. I'm sure you've got your fair share - I know I do! You'll see 31 talented crafters coming up with unique ways to use their scraps. Some may share tips on how they store their scraps as well!
Be sure to visit all the blogs & leave comments, as there will be a grand prize,sponsored by

 ...http://www.designsoncloud9.blogspot.com/

                                  To be so honest...I use alot of scraps . I recycle where and when I can. I love the idea of helping the environment but truthfully that's not why I do it . A few years ago my husband lost his job...boy it was a great job to...I gotted knocked off my pedestal quick and let me tell ya I hit hard. I made a decision right then and there ,as I watched my friends carry groceries into my home, I would never again be at that point. I would be a better keeper of my home. I would be a better wife and mother. I studied Proverbs 31 .I started running my home like a small business.I cut corners everywhere I could. I used to "buy" everything but now If I can make it... I do.... It helped so much . That's where card making comes in. I LOVE to do it and it saves money to. Here's how I use some scraps and save on postage also...
                
              
I bought the post card stamp using a 40% off coupon . So it ended up costing like 5 bucks or so. AND it's all made with scraps.I hope this idea helps you save money as well as use up some of those scraps. I hope you like it.


The complete lineup for the hop is‎...1 Jennifer www.craftycardgallery.blogspot​.com
2 Beth http://elizabethspapercreation​s.blogspot.com/
3 Candace http://papercraftsbycandace.bl​ogspot.com/
4 Jackie http://jackrabbitscrappin.blog​spot.com/
5 Kerry http://kerryscraftycardsandcut​s.blogspot.com/
6 Madison http://funkycards.blogspot.com​/
7 Ashley http://www.theglamoroussideofs​crapping.blogspot.com/
8 Gina http://californiascrappin-gcin​derella21.blogspot.com/
9 Lisa http://bitbythecricutbug.blogs​pot.com/
10 Angie http://atuttletime.blogspot.co​m/
11 Brynn http://www.flairandfrillscreat​ivity.blogspot.com/
12 Crazy about cricut http://www.crazyaboutcricut.bl​ogspot.com/
13 Kim http://rickettscricuts.blogspo​t.com/
14 Linn http://linnsscrapshack.blogspo​t.com/
15 Michelle http://www.scrappinwithmybug.c​om/
16 Laverne http://acraftershaven.blogspot​.com/
17 Scraps to treasure http://scraps2treasure.blogspo​t.com/
18 vintage heartfelt designs http://www.vintageheartfeltdes​igns.blogspot.com/
19 Susan http://www.susanascorner.blogs​pot.com/
20 Nadia http://www.nadiasbeautifulmess​.blogspot.com/
21 Lezlye www.lezlyes.blogspot.com
22 Just a Pac Rat http://circlebenterprises.blog​spot.com/
23 Georgianna http://www.carsonscricutcreati​ons.blogspot.com/
24 Christine http://chrisscreations.blogspo​t.com/
25 Michelle http://www.designsoncloud9.blo​gspot.com/
26 Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.c​om/
27 Rosa http://www.for-micaela.blogspo​t.com/
28 Shawnee http://quiverofangels.blogspot​.com/
29 Nancy http://blog.fancywithnancy.com​/
30 Lisa http://www.craftycardgallery.b​logspot.com/
        
Thank you for hopping by my blog ....you don't want to miss anything on this hop, so please continue...have a Blessed day.


                 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Scraps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scraps Blog Hop... If you came from Candace http://papercraftsbycandace.bl​ogspot.com  you're in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to play along, start at the beginning at www.craftycardgallery.blogspot​.com

The purpose of this hop is to help you use up some of your scraps. I'm sure you've got your fair share - I know I do! You'll see 31 talented crafters coming up with unique ways to use their scraps. Some may share tips on how they store their scraps as well!
Be sure to visit all the blogs & leave comments, as there will be a grand prize,sponsored by

 ...http://www.designsoncloud9.blogspot.com/

     
~~Ok on to my Project for DAY 1 of this hop.....Here is what I started with...I have other boxes like this LOL, but this is the one I chose.

            


This is what I ended up with .I will probably go back at some point and  play it somemore because I think it could have more bling to it, but right now this is it. I hope you like it.







The complete lineup for the hop is‎...1 Jennifer www.craftycardgallery.blogspot​.com
2 Beth http://elizabethspapercreation​s.blogspot.com/
3 Candace http://papercraftsbycandace.bl​ogspot.com/
4 Jackie http://jackrabbitscrappin.blog​spot.com/
5 Kerry http://kerryscraftycardsandcut​s.blogspot.com/
6 Madison http://funkycards.blogspot.com​/
7 Ashley http://www.theglamoroussideofs​crapping.blogspot.com/
8 Gina http://californiascrappin-gcin​derella21.blogspot.com/
9 Lisa http://bitbythecricutbug.blogs​pot.com/
10 Angie http://atuttletime.blogspot.co​m/
11 Brynn http://www.flairandfrillscreat​ivity.blogspot.com/
12 Crazy about cricut http://www.crazyaboutcricut.bl​ogspot.com/
13 Kim http://rickettscricuts.blogspo​t.com/
14 Linn http://linnsscrapshack.blogspo​t.com/
15 Michelle http://www.scrappinwithmybug.c​om/
16 Laverne http://acraftershaven.blogspot​.com/
17 Scraps to treasure http://scraps2treasure.blogspo​t.com/
18 vintage heartfelt designs http://www.vintageheartfeltdes​igns.blogspot.com/
19 Susan http://www.susanascorner.blogs​pot.com/
20 Nadia http://www.nadiasbeautifulmess​.blogspot.com/
21 Lezlye www.lezlyes.blogspot.com
22 Just a Pac Rat http://circlebenterprises.blog​spot.com/
23 Georgianna http://www.carsonscricutcreati​ons.blogspot.com/
24 Christine http://chrisscreations.blogspo​t.com/
25 Michelle http://www.designsoncloud9.blo​gspot.com/
26 Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.c​om/
27 Rosa http://www.for-micaela.blogspo​t.com/
28 Shawnee http://quiverofangels.blogspot​.com/
29 Nancy http://blog.fancywithnancy.com​/
30 Lisa http://www.craftycardgallery.b​logspot.com/
        
Thank you for hopping by my blog ....you don't want to miss anything on this hop, so please continue...have a Blessed day.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Guest Designer

      Thank you for stopping by my little blog spot. I'm so excited ...I'm a Guest Designer today for Her Craftiness...~thank you Lynne for having me as a Guest Designer~ Please stop by...
http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/   to see what I created and say HI . I hope that you like it. Let me know what you think.
                        Thank you for stopping by and I hope your having a great day.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Glitz and Dazzles

                  Hello Everybody I hope you are all having an awesome July 4th weekend so far. I want to wish a happy and safe July 4th and I want to thank all of those in the armed services , past and present for defending our freedoms. Without your sacrifice to this country this holiday would not be possibly. So from the bottom of my heart and my family...Thank You.



                      I would love to show you a little of what my daughter's been upto this summer. She has really done some beautiful work. I've had a few e-mails wanting to see more of her creations and I'm so proud to show them to you. I have also put some of her things on ETSY so be sure to check them out, more to come I'm sure. Thank you so much for your intrest in her work...Well here it is.
                       This necklace is approx 14 inches long. The beautiful key charm that hangs at the end of this black chain is adorned with red sparkling gemstones, The key is approx. 2inches
                                 
These earrings are adorable. Diamond teardrop gemstone charms dangle from these hook type wires. The catch light so beautifully.
This darling little bracelet is approx 8 1/2 inches. It has 3 teardrop charms dangling from it. one black teardrop gemstone hangs in between the 2 diamond teardrop gemstone charms.
These pics don't really show how pretty they are. These are just a small few of her creations. I hope you like the ones I chose to feature this time.Thank you so much for asking to see more of my daughters work. I'm so proud of her :)
Please leave your comments and let us know what you think...thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Friendship Blog Hop

                                   Friendship Blog Hop

Welcome to the " Friendship Blog Hop " hosted by Zoe. I'm so glad you stopped by, if you just came from
Gill 's blog at- http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/  
Than you are right on track with this hop but if you just dropped by , you can start at the begininng by going to  Zoe's blog at  http://craftyx.blogspot.com
               Thank you so much for being a part of this hop. Friendship is so important . So important in fact that there are many great quotes and sayings , it's the thing movies are made about and songs written for . It's the one thing we all have in common, Friendship. Friends are those people who are there for you...praying,laughing,crying even John Lennon said " I get by from a little help from my friends". Friendship is treasured and sought after...friends can lift you up the most or hurt you the worst but reguardless of what a friendship brings into our lives we are always opening our heart to a friend, new or old.
    In Proverbs 17:17 it says "a friend loveth at all times." and that is true we will always love our friends through think and thin. So celebrate your friends today...here is a card I made in honor of our friendships...
I hope you like it. Thank you so much for stopping by, the next stop on our hop is...Freda Thomas http://scraparama.blogspot.com/
Please stop by and see her awesome creation and show her some love...tell her I sent ya...LOL...Have A Blessed Day.
  1. Host- Zoe Crafty X. http://craftyx.blogspot.com
  2. Kari Sanchez.  http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
  3. Nancy Morin  http://www.scrappingoutofcontrol.blogspot.com
  4. Erin Nagy http://www.pagesofpictures.com
  5. Linn Thompson Cloninger. http://www.linnsscrapshack.blogspot.com
  6. Gina Torres - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
  7. Gill McCall - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/  
  8. jackie-http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
  9. Freda Thomas http://scraparama.blogspot.com/
  10. Cherie Pemberton http://www.gracefulcardmakers.blogspot.com/
  11. Jamie Lindstrom (Scrapbookingprincesjamie)- http://www.myamusinglife.blogspot.com
  12. Monica Edwards (scrap2treasure) http://www.scraps2treasure.blogspot.com
  13. Alina Coronado (Addicted to Scrapping) http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com
  14. Melissa Langford Mueller (A Creative Journey) http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
  15. Jenny http://jennyplace26.blogspot.com/
  16. Rhonda http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com