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:
and post a comment saying you are from the hop! I'll post a winner on my blog and fan page on Monday

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 ~
Jennifer ~
Jearise ~
Tina ~ <---You Should have hopped from here :)
Amanda ~ <--- You Are Here
Tahi ~ <--- 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: Hit that LIKE button and post a comment you are from the hop! That's it! I will post a winner on my blog, 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 ~
 Jennifer ~
 Tahi ~
 Amanda ~  <-- 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 ( 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 -
L. Miriam -
Lucy -
Lissa Marie
Amanda -
Cicily -
Robin -
Melissa -
Jamie -
Lynne -

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!!!

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