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

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

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 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 ~
Colleen ~
Jennifer ~
Jenny ~
Pam L -
Nancy ~
Amanda ~
Shawnee ~
Jennifer J. ~
Tina ~
Miriam ~
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 ( 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 ( 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
Amanda - You Are Here :)
Lucy - 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 Blog
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,, 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 ~
  2. Colleen ~
  3. Jennifer ~
  4. Tina ~
  5. Amanda ~
  6. Maria ~
  7. Jennifer J ~
  8. Tonya ~
  9. Cathie ~
  10. Miriam ~

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 :)

My First Post as a Simply Create To DT Member :)

So I have recently joined the Simply Create Too Design Team and I am so happy to have joined their team! I cant wait to get to know them all and join them and get amazing inspiration from all of their projects :)

For this weeks challenge its #19 Anything goes! I hope you stop over and join us in this challenge!

So for my project I wanted to create something other than a card. So a while ago I got some chickens and build them a wonderful condo lol but it seems like they are outgrowing their condo and need a full size house so I will be building them a new house soon but this one I plan on decorating for them.. I know it sounds a little funny but I have been looking over some designs on chicken coops and there are some very fancy coops out there that are all decked out with decorations and fancy flooring.. So I figure what better way to cut some of the costs of the decorations...than to make them myself :)

So That leads me to my project :

So I took this old barnwood ladder that I had around my house and added screen to the back of it so it was easier to attach the pictures. I cut these images from the Cricut Cartridge Sophisticated
The papers were from a 6x6 pad I believe its from Lost and Found
I added some glitter to each picture ... Then I laminated them to make them easier to wipe clean and so they dont draw damp and get ruined. They were then attached to the screen with a few dabs of hot glue.
I will hang this pretty high on their wall so they dont think its something to hang out on LOL :) 

<3 Until Next time! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I am now a member of a new design team!!

Hello All!! What a week it has been!! I have been working on some crafts that I cant wait to share with you all! Some of them are very time consuming ones which I am enjoying because they are Home Decor Projects  YAY!!!

And I wanted to let you all know how excited I am to tell you all that I am now a member of a new design team!! I am joining a wonderful group of ladies over at Simply Create Too !!!! YAY!!! So I hope you all stop over and join in some of our upcoming challenges!! You will have a blast!!

<3 Until Next time :)

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