Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Merry Christmas to You blog hop candy winner!!

The number chosen for my Blog Candy for the Merry Christmas to you blog hop is......

#6 Jenny A!!!! Congrats :)
PM me on Facebook your info and I will ship it out to you ASAP :)

That is SO beautiful!!! I want one!! ;) TFS! Merry Christmas! Jenny

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Few Office Gifts

Hi everyone! Tis' The Season... So I have created a few little gifts to give out at work to my drivers since they are normally grumpy I hope this cheers them up :)

I will be entering this into the following challenges:

3 Girl Jam - Christmas Project
Love to Create Challenge - Winter Fun
Paper Pretties - Christmas Creation 
Paper Playtime - Winter Fun

So Onto My project!!!

 I wanted to make little gifts for them to make them at least smile. So I took Orange Tic Tacs and made a cover for them out of Christmas Themed paper and cut holes in them so they could see inside..
I stamped them with let it snow because of what I wrote inside each one also. It says "When it snows you will have Frosty's nose!" I used some crinkle ribbon on some and some twine on others as the ties. I love the ways these came out they are so fun to make.. now I cant wait to make some for Valentines day and maybe even more for Christmas!!  The stamps I used are from K Andrew Designs "Winter Wishes" set

I want to take a moment and say that I am thinking of each and every one of the families affected by what happened in Newtown. May peace find a way back to each of your hearts! <3 RIP Sweet Angels

<3 Until Next time

Friday, December 14, 2012

Merry Christmas To You Hop!

    • Welcome to our Merry Christmas to YOU Blog Hop!
      We are all so excited that you could join us today as we get ready to celebrate one of the most festive times of the year!!! All these talented crafters have made a project that is special to them at Christmas, whether it be a special card or decoration or showcasing a favorite tradition!!!
      Of course, we do have some fabulos candy for one lucky hopper!
      Jennifer Fox from Wunder's Creations, https://www.facebook.com/WundersCreations?fref=ts is sponsoring a handmade Cricut or Cameo dust cover. These covers are amazing, you NEED one of them, TRUST me!!!!! 
      Be sure to leave a comment on everone's blog and head on over to her fan page, hit the LIKE button and leave a comment saying you are from the hop!!
      Winner will be announced on Monday!
      Now sit back, relax and sing your favorite holiday song as you hop thru and see all these amazing creations!

      When I think of Christmas I think of all of the fun things that come with decorating and making a fun welcoming decoration for my house ... And this fall I made a pumpkin wreath and I thought.. Why not try something for Christmas! So as I was filling the candy dish on the counter where I work with those little round peppermint candies.. An Idea was born.. Why not try to make one that I can hang on my door! 
      So here is what I came up with for my back door (yes I have a wreath on every door lol) 
      Merry Merry Christmas to all of you and Enjoy the time you have with all of your family members! 

      So I am going to give away a little blog candy for this hop !! Using Random.org I will choose 1 winner and all you have to do is become a follower of mine and leave me a comment telling me you did so and I will give away a cute little mini stamp set from K Andrew Designs called its a Christmas Themed set Peppermint mini :)

      Here's the whole line up:

      Jenny~ http://cccjalessi.blogspot.com/ < --- You Should have come from here
      Amanda ~ http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com < --- You Are Here
      Shawnee ~ http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/ <-- Your next stop :)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Hot Cocoa Blog Hop!!!

Hot cocoa on a cold winter's night will warm us through and through and fill us with delight. That is what we hope this hop will do for you so grab a cup of cocoa and start hopping along.

Jearise from http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com is our hostess and she has a special give away on her blog so make sure you start there to see what she has and how to qualify for the drawing.

Let's get warmed up here...
So I made a project today that I will be giving as a Christmas Gift my coworker that I work with in my office. She is a big coffee drinker and loves Hot Cocoa so I figured that a personalized mug with some Hot Cocoa and Mini Marshmallows in it would be PERFECT :)

Thank you for hopping and please continue on to...Lynne :)


Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
L. Miriam - http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
Lucy - http://love2createitall.com
CallyAnn - http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
Robin - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
Melissa - http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com/
Lluvia aka misses crafty- http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com
Cicily - http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/
Amanda - http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com
Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Sandra- http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Katie ~ http://ktsangels.blogspot.com/
Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com

Friday, November 30, 2012

Do The Jingle Bell Rock Hop

Welcome to our Jingle Bell Rock Hop!!!! What better way to kick off the month of December than with some of our favorite Christmas and holiday songs!!!!
For this hop, all the talented Ladies have chosen a fave song of theirs and modeled their project after it in some way.
For our prize this time, one lucky hopper will be chosen to win a premade paper pieced set of their choice from Colleen at CBC Scrapbooking.
To be entered, please leave a comment on every blog in the hop and then go and LIKE her fan page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/CBC-Scrapbooking/133078110098299
and post a comment saying you are from the hop! I'll post a winner on my blog and fan page on Monday www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com

I have been hearing TONS of Christmas music everywhere and I love the song Let it Snow! So with that being said I have not done a paper craft this time I have done a decoration in preparation for my Christmas Decorating :)  And Yes this project I was also inspired by Pinterest (I cant stay away from it!) So when I think of snow... I Know I think of snowmen!!! :)

Here is what I came up with

 These are wine glasses from the Dollar Tree. Painted with White Glass paint then the red and green paints are just plain acrylic paints mixed with a little glass paint to give it a little depth. Then I hand painted the faces ( I know they aren't the greatest but these are my first two and it was a little difficult being that the surfaces arent flat) Then they just hold a small pillar candle and there we have it!  Cheap and fun and cute!

Now that you have seen my project make sure jingle on over to Tahi to see what awesome project she has made for you!

Here's the line up so you don't get lost:

Colleen ~ www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
Jennifer ~ http://wunderscreations.blogspot.com
CallyAnn- http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
Jearise ~ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
Tina ~ http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com <---You Should have hopped from here :)
Amanda ~ http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com <--- You Are Here
Tahi ~ http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com <--- Your Next Stop

Friday, November 23, 2012

What is your drink? Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate Blog Hop

Is everyone still stuffed from Thanksgiving? I hope you had a wonderful time with family and friends and we thank you for taking the time out of your "Holiday Weekend" to come hop with us!!!! So, who's thirsty??? What is your drink of choice? (non-alcoholic) Coffee? Tea? Hot Cocoa? Pop? Take a quick hop thru and see what these talented crafters would choose!! Want some candy to go with that drink? Of course you do!!!

 For today's hop, the lovely Miriam from Miriam's Crafting Supplies, has offered to one lucky hopper 10 sets of half pearls and/or rhinestones of your choice!!!!! To be entered to win, you MUST leave a comment on every blog in the hop and then head on over to visit her Facebook store at: https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsCraftingSupplies Hit that LIKE button and post a comment you are from the hop! That's it! I will post a winner on my blog, www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com on Monday!!! Thanks again for hopping with us and Cheers to you!!!

So for my project today I chose to do a card with some Hot Chocolate. It doubles as a Christmas card so I can add 1 more to my done list lol!!

Here's the whole line up so you don't get lost:
 Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
 Jennifer ~ http://wunderscreations.blogspot.com
 Tahi ~ http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com
 Amanda ~ http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com  <-- You Are Here

Happy 1st Birthday Simply Create Too!!!

Hey all! Happy Black Friday! I just got back from Shopping and boy am I tired. But I am so excited because I only have 2 things left to get and I am done christmas shopping!!! WAHOO! Anyways I also got to stop in at AC Moore and I was one of the first 100 people so I got a $5 gift voucher to use towards my purchase so I was able to stock up on some much needed fun stuff! YAY!

Anyways Over at Simply Create Too  there is a Birthday party going on!! If you haven't ever joined us you should really stop by! We are just a group of people who just enjoy crafting and having challenges! But the site is turning 1!!!! YAY! Happy Birthday! There are lots of goodies over on the site this week and if you enter you may even win a Fabulous prize!!! So stop over and join in the fun! This weeks challenge is Give Thanks so for my project I want to show you a simple Thank You card that I am using for it:

My absolute favorite part of this card is the foil embossing on the bg paper! Love those colors! 

Dont forget to stop over and join us at Simply Create Too!!

<3 Until Next time! And if you are shopping BE Safe! and Remember.. There is nothing out there worth getting hurt over! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Turkey Trot Blog Hop

Friday, November 9, 2012

Circles Blog Hop!!!

Circles are everywhere, everyday in our life. The earth is a circle itself. Okay, a sphere but close enough. Circles are in our drawings, paintings and all art and this blog hop celebrates the beauty of 360 degrees. Please join our crafters as they show the art of circles.
 Our hostess is Jearise of Lorby's World (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com) and make sure you start at her blog because she has a special give away going on and all the details are on her blog.
Please leave comments along the way to show your support for these wonderful crafters and all the hard work they have done putting this hop of circles together.

Thank you for hopping today and please continue on to...Cicily
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
L. Miriam - http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
Lucy - http://www.love2createitall.com
Lissa Marie -www.somanycraft.com
Amanda - http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com
Cicily - http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/
Robin - http://scrapndchat.blogspot.com/
Melissa - http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com/
Jamie - http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
CallyAnn- http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
Sandra http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 5, 2012

Coasting in to vote!

Happy voting day to you!!! Hope its not to cold or hot wherever you are :) The weather here is very brisk and chilly but i'm just happy its not raining right now.
Today is my day to post over at Getting Cricky and I wanted to share a very inexpensive yet cool gift idea that I was inspired by the wonderful land of pinterest!

So Here goes :)

So the recipe for this is :

a white ceramic tile from Home Depot that cost me .16 each
Tim Holtz alcohol ink in green and I used a slate color as the opposite
Then I used StazOn Ink for the stamps and I used K Andrew Design stamp set for the butterflies and the sentiment.
The Tree came from Michaels.

I then put a piece of very thin self sticking cork board as a backing to protect furniture and I got that at hobby lobby and used a 40% off coupon for that which made a whole role of it (small roll) for 2.40 which will make a lot so I am guestimating that it is only going to cost about .05 each coaster or maybe even less than that..

Then I sealed them with a clear coat sealer so that it would protect the inks and  there we go a coaster ready to use for under 1$ yay!!

I will be making these for everyone in my family and even my neighbors because I bought a whole case of tile when i was at Home Depot! LOL!!

<3 Enjoy!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Orange, Black, Yellow

Happy Friday All!! Over at Simply Create Too we have a challenge going on .. all you need to do is use Black Orange and Yellow :) Stop over and show us what you have created! We love seeing what everyone creates each and every week!

So Onto my project...

I know the colors are more of a Halloween color scheme but I wanted to try add a twist on it :)

So for this card I wanted to make it simple. 
I used a premade card stock in yellow
Then I piece of fall leaf patterned paper that I rec'd in a paper swap 
Then I used a corner chomper and cut the corners of the white card stock
Stamped it with the tree and added the sentiment that is from K Andrew Designs
I also added some Tim Holtz distressing ink to it and some liquid pearl.

Stop on over at Simply Create Too and link up with us! 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Spooky Treat!!

Happy Tuesday All!! So for my DT Post over at Getting Cricky we are going with a Halloween theme.
This will be my last post on the Getting Cricky site since Kristal has decided to close her doors to her stamp line and allow herself more time with her teaching and her two young boys. I wish her all the best that life has to offer and I thank her for the great opportunity that I have had to grow with paper crafting and I met some very AWESOME ladies throughout my terms with her! 

I will also be entering my project into the following challenges: 

Cute Card Thursday- Use Glitter (my haunted out windows, and on my bears costume) 
Pause Dream Enjoy - Night Project 

So for this project I used the Teddy Bear Parade Cart and cut him out at 3"
I glittered up his leaves, stem and treat bag. I also Glittered up the shutters on the haunted house windows :)
The paper is from : DCWV The Midnight Spell Matstack
Then i distressed the edges of the white cardstock to give it a little extra spooky touch and
I stamped it with K Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween set

If you havent gotten any of Kristal's stamps yet..Now is the time to do so.. her store is marked at 60% off and once the sets are gone.. they are gone.. so stop over today and check them out :)

<3 Until Next time!

Saturday, October 20, 2012


Happy Saturday All!!! This is my first full day off in 2 weeks and I'm so excited because I get to craft!! But before I get started making a mess of my crafty room I wanted to share with you my Design Team project for Simply Create Too:

So I saw this pumpkin wreath on Pinterest and I loved it so much I had to make one... or ..well I have made 6 of them now for family and friends. They are so super simple to make and they look amazing!!! Its all made with Deco Mesh that I got from Hobby Lobby in Orange, Brown and Green. Then A piece of plastic canvas and an embroidery hoop.

Stop over at Simply create too and enter your pumpkin project!!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2012


Happy Saturday everyone!! I wanted to stop in and post a card that I made for my little niece this week for Halloween. She is only 2 but she LOVES everything so I'm sure she will like this cute little spooky card I made for her!

I am linking this up to the following challenges:

All Sorts Challenge Week 176 To Cute to Spook
Card Makin Mammas - Halloween or Spooky
Pause Dream Enjoy - Use the word Boo (in my background) 

So onto my cute little project for today :)

So for this card i used a premade card stock base and then added a really cool piece over it that has all kinds of halloween words on it I found it in my scrap pile and I think it was the perfect find :)
So the bear is from the AMAZING cartridge Teddy Bear Parade  :) I love this cart so much it has so many cute ideas! On the bg Paper I also stampped words from K Andrew Designs Fall-O-Ween set on it that say: "Spooky, Trick or Treat, BOO, Fun, &Eeek)
Then I inked the edges with Tim Holtz ink in green, and then added a black bow to the top and she was all done :)

<3 Until Next time OHHH Check out my other posts I have a giveaway going on !!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

250 Follower Giveaway!!!!

Hello!! I wanted to share a giveaway with you :) 
I want to reach 250 followers by Thanksgiving and I am having a cool giveaway!! 
I will be giving away a Cricut Imagine Cartridge (Word of Mouth) away to one lucky winner! I may add a few extra goodies along the way but this is where I am starting  :) Please spread the word and send your friends! The more the merrier! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

you can also share my giveaway on your site using this code:


Halloween Nail Polish

Happy Tuesday all!!! The week is almost halfway over and I have been working hard on getting some gifts created for Halloween for the office. Since I am a HUGE fan of doing my own nails I decided to do a themed project for nails :)

I will be entering this project in
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT #89 Anything But a Card

So for this I got the dimensions for a 1 nail polish holder off of Pinterest (yes i know i'm so addicted to pinterest lol)
And then I just adjusted it for my double colors.
I Then Inked the edges with a little black and stamped it with my K Andrew Designs Set Fall-O-Ween 
I added some black and orange twine to it to top it of and it was super simple and I think it super cute :)

If you happen to have a few minutes... stop on over at Getting Cricky and get to know the new DT ... Each person will be posting a new project each day of the week and showcasing some projects featuring her stamps and some will even be retiring soon so if you want some of the older ones get them while you can :) They are great to work with!!

<3 Until Next time!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Check Out My Post Tomorrow :)

Hey All!!! I will have my first post on the Getting Cricky site tomorrow !! Please stop by all week and check out the cool projects everyone will show!!! gettingcricky.com

I will give you a hint!!! Its Christmas coming early... :) Now tomorrow at 10 am check out my project over at Getting Cricky!!! <3!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Trick or Treat...Yum, candy corn! Candy corn just isn't sweet to eat, it's also colorful to look at and that's what this hop is all about. Come join our crafters as they use candy corn and it's colors to create beautiful and cute projects.
Please begin at Lorby's World (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com) where she has a drawing going on for one of her original digital stamps.

The rules for the drawing are on her blog.
Here is my candy corn inspired project:

 So for todays project I created a Jr Legal Pad cover for Halloween.
The Candy Corn is from a Stampabilities Die And I just distressed the edges and used 
K Andrew Design Stamps Fall-O-Ween stamp set for the sentiment. 
Thank you for stopping by and please continue on to Ashley
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
Lucy ~ http://www.love2createitall.com
Amanda - http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
Maria - http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com
Jessi http://mylifeinartsncrafts.blogspot.com/
Robin http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Jennifer- http://creativecricutdesigns.blogspot.com
Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

Friday, September 28, 2012

Simply Create Too Challenge - Fall

Hello all!! Yay its fall! I'm so excited! Its my absolute favorite time of year! I love all the color changes and the cool crisp weather :)

So for this weeks challenge is to create something about fall!! I cant wait to see what you all create!

No onto my project :

For this card I used yet again just some simple papers (cream and olive) 
For the Leaves I used some tim holtz inks and dyed my paper and then stamped it with a leaf (the stamp i got from the 1$ bin at Michaels) 
The Ribbon was in a package of ribbons (not sure of brand or maker) 
The Skittles are some of the ones that I hand dyed  in an orange color
The Sentiment is from K Andrew Designs - Fall-O-Ween

So please come on over and join us @ Simply Create Too  and show us your fall project!!!

<3 Until Next time!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Getting Cricky Blog Hop!!- Favorite Things

Welcome to the Getting Cricky "Favorite Things" Blog Hop   
Each of us on the Design Team, along with some very special guests and friends, are so pleased to have you here with us!!  We have a special surprise for you at the end of the hop, so be sure to visit each blog along the way...  You'll end up at Kristal's blog where you'll get to JOIN the FUN!!  So let's get HOPPING to show you some of our "Favorite Things" about Kristal's stamps!!
If you've hopped along from Heather then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lisa's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

This card was made from all my scraps in my scrap drawer :) Even the ribbon !
I did cut the fall leaf out with my cricut an outline cut and then I just added some pretty green glitter to it.
The "skittles" on my card were hand dyed by me.
I ran the circles through my cuttlebug with an embossing folder to give it a bit more texture.
The Sentiment is from the Fall-O-Ween set which I love not only because Fall is my favorite time of year but because you can mix and match and create so many different things with this set! If you don't have it yet it is one to add to your collection I promise you will love it ! :)

K Andrew Designs

Now you can hop on over to your next stop: Jennie ......
Didja know?
Each of Kristal's stamp sets benefit charity. At least $1 per stamp set goes to benefit the charity noted on the stamp set package. Kristal is donating to the following charities: Cancer Angels, Storefront Shelter for Homeless Children, Intrepid & Fallen Heroes, E. Glaser Pediatric AIDS  Foundation, Doorways Shelter for Women & Children (Domestic Violence), Wayside House for Women, Camp Good Days & Special Times, and Autism Research Institute. Kristal will donate $1 for every stamp set sold, retail or wholesale to the charity noted; and over time believes this will add up to some wonderful miracles for these special people. So you can feel good that each time you purchase a K Andrew Designs art stamp set, someone around the country is receiving some good help! K Andrew's stamps are all made and assembled here in the USA, which is very important to Kristal. This ensures all product materials are safe and that jobs are being provided and maintained here in America.  You can learn even more about Kristal's stamps (and pick some up for yourself) by visiting her online store: K Andrew Designs:

MidWeek Post Simply Create Too

Hello All!! Happy Friday! Its been a great week here well.. a little cold lol but all in all a great week! I went to a Taste Of Home Cooking show lastnight and got to see them cook some yummy things that I cant wait to try!!! Also Today is my dads birthday and I will be taking him out for dinner tonight :) I admit it I'm a daddy's girl lol! Well onto my projects :)

I wanted to make some simple cards for this post because Simple cards are fun to make too
So for the first card I just used plain pink cardstock for the bg and then white embossed paper for the top layer. Then I used The ribbon along the bottom to give it a pop of color. The bow came on the ribbon which I think gave it a great extra touch.

The second card I used cream colored cardstock and its a mini card  :) I also used a tag punch for the inside tag . The pocket and all of the sentiments are from Pink By Design stamps.

<3 Until Next time!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Saturday all!!! This weekend is going to be a good one No bad weather is supposed to come and it looks great outside and I have lots of time to dig into crafting and scrapbooking :) So excited!!!
So I have a project today that I created for my mom's upcoming birthday. I saw this idea on pinterest and I decided I wanted to try it out to see how it went :) I want to thank everyone that crafts because you are all a great inspiration to not only me but I'm sure a ton of people out there too so Thank You :)
So now onto my project

I want to enter this project into the following challenges:

Joyful Stamper Inspire me Fridays 76: Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps Challenge 51 - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Link it up

So now onto my project:

So for this card I used basic cardstock in cream and black.
For the cone i used a textured brown and then embossed it with my cuttlebug
For the ice cream i glued buttons around in different pink colors (buttons are from my stash)
The stamp set is from a new set i got from Pink By Design
Then I added some pink twine to the side to add a little extra pink :)

<3 Until Next time!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jr Legal Pad Cover

Hello All!!! Hope everyones week is going great! Hope the weather is treating you well! Its starting to cool off here in PA and I'm really enjoying it not being so so hot.

So I wanted to share a project with you today that I have been so addicted to making lately. Its a cover for a Jr. Legal Pad with a pen holder :)  I got this idea from : The Stamp Doc she has a video that shows you how to do it and also puts the dimensions on her site so you can reference it later :)

And there are a few challenges I would like to enter this project into:

Getting Cricky- Happy Fall Y'All

So now for my project :)

This is the front view:
This is the semi inside view: 

I had so much fun making this I am creating one for one of the girls in the office i work at and some for my family!
For this I used a piece of orange cardstock for the base.
Then the top layer I used a piece of plain white cardstock and added a piece of my halloween paper from the Halloween collection from the Paper Studio (not sure of the name right now)
Then I added a piece of that same Halloween paper onto the tablet inside.
I also used a cute black feather and some Recollections flowers and a green brad to the front to decorate it a little bit.
Then I stamped it with the K Andrews Set Fall-o-ween

<3 Until Next time!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chocolate Blog Hop!!!

Next to diamonds, chocolate is a girl's best friend and in some cases it may even rank higher than diamonds. This hop takes some neat approaches to chocolate so I hope you can take the time to hop through and see how these crafters expressed their love of chocolate.

You will start at Lorby's World (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com) but make sure you make it all the way to the end because Tee at One Scrap at a Time is giving away two files from The Cutting Cafe (http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/) to one lucky winner. Tee will have all the details on how to sign up for the drawing when you arrive at her blog.

So get your box of hidden chocolate and enjoy the hop...

So for my project today I made a takeout container holding lots of chocolates YUM! :)
I used the Tags,Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge to cut the box...
The sentiment tag was cut with my stampabilities dies, then I added liquid pearls around it and
Stamped it with K Andrew Designs stamps.
I used a little twine so that it could be carried easier by my little niece :)


Thank you for coming today and now on to Lisa

Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
L. Miriam - http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
Lucy - http://www.love2createitall.com
Amanda - http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Sandra- http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
Robin - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Cicily - http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/
CallyAnn- http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
Tee - http://tee-myspot.blogspot.com/

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Crazy Dog and Cupcakes Blog Hop :)

Welcome to our Crazy Dog and Cupcake Blog Hop!  What started out as a random idea for a blog hop turned into a funny theme!  We threw out some ideas on different "odd observances" in the up coming months ~ one being National Dog Day and the other Cupcake Day ~ everyone seemed to like these two themes so we put it to a vote!  Who would have thought it would have turned into a tie?!  So we voted once more ~ thanks to Pamela's creative thinking, she put the two together.  What could be more fun than working with dogs and cupcakes!  So sit back and enjoy the fun and creative projects the group has put together for you today!
 No blog hop would be complete without some fun blog candy to win!  Today we have a very gracious
sponsor ~ KaDoodle Bug Designs is giving one lucky winner $15 in free files!  All you have to do to win the prize is:
Comment on each stop along the way
Like KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/kadoodlebugdesigns
Join their fun group at:   http://www.facebook.com/groups/246353225477746/

Your line up today is:
Pamela ~ http://kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com
Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
Jennifer ~ http://creativecricutdesigns.blogspot.com
Maria ~ http://JoyfulStamper.blogspot.com
Nancy ~ http://alwaysastorycreationsbynancy.blogspot.com/
Tina ~ http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Jennifer F. ~ http://wunderscreations.blogspot.com
Amanda ~ http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com
Tahi ~ http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com
Miriam ~ http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
Edwina~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/

So for my project I created a simple layout for one of my 4 doggie babies :) The paper came from the Spoiled Rotten paper pack from The Paper Studio and the stickers were from a clearance bin at AC Moore that I picked up. The blank space in the corner will be used to write something cute about the pictures I place on it :) Enjoy!!!

Now it's time to grab your cupcake and Fido and head to Tahi's blog.

Thank you for hopping along with us today!  We hope you have enjoyed our fun hop.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Watermelon Crawl Blog Hop Candy Winners!!!

Hi all!!! I dont have a card to post right now but as I promised I have picked the winner of my blog candy from the Watermelon Crawl blog hop..... And I have decided to pick 2 winners this time around :) So I would like to first and foremost thank everyone who stopped over and hopped along with all of us! I had so much fun with this hop :)

So now for the 2 winners that I generated from Random.org

First it picked #15 Pocono Pam
and then
#3 Tina Campbell (I need your email) or you can email me at aclapper1 at gmail dot com with your address

Congrats Ladies :) I will be emailing you for your info :)

<3 Until Next time!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Watermelon Crawl!!!

Welcome to The Watermelon Crawl Blog Hop! Who doesn’t like to bite into a red, ripe, juicy watermelon on a hot summer day? Yum!!!! If you drive down South, you can find people selling them on the side of the road, out of their pick-up trucks. I think these are the best, because they come right out of the garden.  You will always find a cute watermelon cut out at a baby shower or wedding shower, we eat them on the 4th of July, and we make sherbet and wine. You will find them in our kitchens; on our walls, curtains and cookie jars. And they are so darn fun to craft with.  Today we have some very talented women that want to share their watermelon crafts with you. So come do the Watermelon Crawl with us! You don’t want to miss anything so the beginning of the hop will start at Pamela's Blog http://www.kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com

We also have some wonderful Blog Hop Candy sponsored by Jennifer Fox. She will be giving away TWO dust covers ~ 1 for a Cricut Expression and 1 for a Silhouette Cameo!
To be eligible, you MUST do the following:
go to everyone’s blog and leave a comment
go to Jennifer’s business page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/wunderscreations and like the page
leave a comment on her Facebook page indicating which machine cover you want ~ either Cricut or Cameo
Winner will be announced Tuesday, August 21 on the business page.

Here is our line-up in case you get lost,
Pamela ~ http://www.kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com
Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
Jennifer ~ http://wunderscreations.blogspot.com
Jenny ~ http://cccjalessi.blogspot.com
Pam L - http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com
Amber~ http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com
Nancy ~ http://alwaysastorycreationsbynancy.blogspot.com
Amanda ~ http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com
Shawnee ~http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com
Jennifer J. ~ http://creativecricutdesigns.blogspot.com
Tina ~ http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com
Miriam ~ http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
If you arrive from Nancy , then you are on the right path!

The Outside of the card:
 The Inside of the card:

This card was so fun to make :) I cut the watermelon from the DoodleCharms Cartridge. The base was cut from Dark Green cardstock and the overlay was cut from a light olive color .. Then I just distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Ink. I made the gems on the edges and the inside from dying them with alcohol ink. I got the idea from another blogger (doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com) TY!!! :) And the sentiments came from K Andrew Designs

Now that you have seen my project... How about some blog candy?!?!?!?!
Since I have been so addicted to making these awesome scrapbooking skittles I am going to give some away :)
 So There are 4 different color combinations here...There are approx 100 skittles in each bag
I have named each set to make them easier to pick from..
Seaside - has dark blue, light blue, teal, and clear
Love - has light purple , light pink, light red and clear
Fall - has light red, dark red, dark orange and light orange
Spring - has yellow, purple, pink and green

So In order to win one of these packs you must:
1: be a follower of mine (leave me a comment letting me know)
2: Tell me which pack you would like if you are picked :)
3 a way to contact you if you are chosen as my winner

The winner will be chosen on Monday  Aug 20th :) GOOD LUCK and have fun!!!

Now you must crawl over to Shawnee to see what is left on the vine.
But remember… to be eligible for the candy you must follow ALL the giveaway rules above.
Thanks for hopping with us and remember…
Have fun y’all, do the watermelon crawl!

Back to School Time

Hello All!!!! Its been a crazy week here... weird weather .... lots to do yikes.. But it is time for another Simply Create Too Challenge... Theme is Back To School : (Stop over and join us!!!)

For this project I created a colored Pencil case :
I attended the UStream for a stamp release over at Pink By Design and we made boxes like these for the project. So i wanted to recreate it and make it into something for a school type vibe :)
I used all kinds of colors of plain cardstock because colored pencils come in all colors.  I Cut the Pencils out using my Gypsy and My Cricut  (there are also pencils on each side of the box. I also created a slider so that the flap of the box would stay shut and I wraped the slider with ribbon and added a pencil to it.
I added glitter to the centers to give them a little bit of bling and then I stamped them with my Pink By Design stamps .. I thought the sentiment was perfect for this box because colored pencils are tons of fun :)

I am also entering this into :

Cooking with Cricut : Back To School

<3 Until Next time :)

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Polka Dot Hop

Umpa. Umpa. Umpa. We are celebrating national polka day but adding a twist. Polka is to music and to DOT so we have created things that have POLKA DOTS on them. How fun! Instead of making Polka music our talented crafters have made things with dots on them.

Start with Lorby's World (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com) and don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower of hers because she's giving away something or other.

Here are my polka dots...

So for today's project I wanted to get a jump start on my Halloween cards!! So This paper is from the Paper Studio from Jeepers Creepers.. The ribbon is from 3 Girl Jam. I cut circles out on the cricut at 2.25"
The adorable stamps are from Pink By Design I love these cute little images!! :)

Thank you for stopping by and please continue on to Lucy

Just in case you get lost here is the full line up :)
Lissa Marie -www.somanycrafts.com
Amanda - http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com You Are Here :)
Lucy - http://www.love2createitall.com Your Next Stop

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tribute to Dick Clark, American Band Stand Hop

Welcome to our Tribute to Dick Clark, American Band Stand, 50's Style Blog Hop!! Who remembers getting up on Saturday mornings to dance along to the American Bandstand?  The actual American Bandstand show started on August 5, 1957. This is why we decided to bring this hop all the way back to the 50’s. So sit back, shake your booty, do the hula hoop
, or have a Coke float and come hop with us. We have some talented women that have joined this hop! If you would like to start at the beginning please go to Pamela's Bloghttp://kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com
And of course we wouldn't forget the CANDY!!! For the Grand Prize, Melissa from Kadoodle Bug Designs is offering a $15 GC to her store!!!!!
To be eligible, all you have to do is:
Stop by her fan page, https://www.facebook.com/kadoodlebugdesigns, LIKE it, if you haven't already, & post a comment saying you are from the hop. And then visit everyone's blog and leave a comment.
Here is our line- up
  1. Pamela ~ http://kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com
  2. Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
  3. Jennifer ~ http://wunderscreations.blogspot.com
  4. Tina ~ http://tinasscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
  5. Amanda ~ http://cricktncrafts.blogspot.com/
  6. Maria ~ http://JoyfulStamper.blogspot.com
  7. Jennifer J ~ http://creativecricutdesigns.blogspot.com
  8. Tonya ~ http://scrappingfunwithtonya.blogspot.com/
  9. Cathie ~http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/
  10. Miriam ~ http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com

So for my card I used a black and white polka dot background and added some 3 Girl Jam Ribbon ...
Then I cut a tag out with a punch and stamped it with "Kick Up Your Heels" from K Andrew Designs
Then the Girl came from a cool sticker set I found at Hobby Lobby .. Her skirt is glittery and its so cute :) I had to add some music notes to give it the dancing feel :)

If you came from Tina then you are dancing on the right track. Now I must send you dancing along to Maria
Don't forget, to win the candy you must stop by all the blogs and give some love!!
Dick Clark you will be missed! 
November 30, 1929 - April 18, 2012
Thanks for hopping with us!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Jessi's Halfway to 50 Blog Hop!!!

Happy Happy birthday to Jessi,
This is her half way to 50 blog hop, yeah shes 25 and since shes too busy with school n work were throwing a party on the blogs.  
25 is not old to a lot of us but remember when you were that age and you felt like it was the end of your young adult life.  For the hop today it's birthday themed of course.
You should of came from Rebecca but if you just happened here head on over to Jessi at My life in Arts n’ crafts. Make sure to follow along all the blogs in the hop and comment as well. Plus I heard a rumor Jessi’s got a giveaway.
 For my project I made …..
I created a "Piece of Cake" box for some little goodies to be hidden inside.
I usually make cards but I wanted to do something special for this hop and I thing a piece of cake is a great way to Celebrate Jessi's birthday!! So Happy Birthday Jessi!!

So for the bottom I used a gray base paper and added pink for the layers. The top I used paper from my stash. I decorated the sides with Liquid Pearl and The top I had to make fancy so I used Flowers from Recollections and then added liquid pearl to the center .. Then I wrapped a feather around the flower :)
I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed creating it :)

Now its time to Head on over to …Melissa and see what she has in store for you :)

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