Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Paper Loft Everday Life card

Today I have created a background with ink using the tutorial on the Scrapbook Blessings blog.  I did not follow it precisely.  But I did make a nice blue sky for my balloon from The Paper Loft Everyday Life collection.  I fussy cut the balloon and clouds from the same paper.  I used Colorbox Cape Cod and a dauber to create the background.  I used a Tim Holtz clear stamp sentiment stamped with Quick Quotes Powder Puff Green with Envy to make the green card base.  I am using up some card bases I have from DCWV.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

I am entering this in the following challenges:

The Paper Loft "I love you to the moon and back" boy card

Today I have made a sweet card for my son!  It's a just because card.  I used The Paper Loft's In the Zone and a Tim Holtz moon die cut on a DCWV card base.

I am entering this in the following challenges: until May 10 until May 2 until May 9 until May 1

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Wonderful Winnings!

I feel so blessed to have won all these goodies recently.

This is the first little bow I made with my Craft Dee Bowz tool!  I won this from their monthly blog hop.  You can find them here:

I won this awesome stamp set from Candice @ Stampin Pearls.  You can find her monthly linky party here:

I won the brand new monthly card kit from Scrapbook Blessings Club!  You can find them here:

I can't wait to see May's kit!

Then I won these goodies from games on the Scrapbook Blessings FB page!

Thank you to all these wonderful ladies!  I also LOVE winning challenges even if there is no prize!  In April I won a few of those, too...see my side bar for the latest buttons!

Now as I promised, I have some prizes for you my followers!  I have gathered some bigger prizes and some smaller ones.  I will be posting pictures and rules soon, so keep a look out!

Have a blessed day!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Craftin' and Stampin' 3 year Bloggerversary Hop!!

Hey All!!!

Welcome to the Craftin' and Stampin' 3 Year Bloggerversary Hop!!

You should of arrived here from Jenny's blog, but if you did not, please start at the beginning at JESSICA'S BLOG!!!

This hop is going to be a weekend long hop with a TON of inspiration from some of Jessica's blog friends she has met over the last 3 years in bloggy land!!

You will also have the chance to win some AMAZING items from some really amazing Sponsors!

1 Pack of B and T Duo Paper
1 package of BLING!! 

The Cutting Cafe
The Cutting Cafe-Regina Easter
2 Cutting Files of the winners choice!

Craft Vinyl By The Sheet

My Vinyl Direct

12 X 12 Pick A Pack of 12 sheets of vinyl

Trendy Twine

Trendy Twine-Leslie

1 Package of Mini Twine

Lovebug Creations- Kimi
1 Bahama Mama Collection of Rumple Ribbon

Now that you know the AMAZING prizes, its time to HOP to see some AWESOME creations!!!

I am so happy for Jessica's Bloggerversary!  She has great blog post and one of her blog hops is how we met.  We have done so many blog hops together now.  I am so happy for her success!

Today I have made some sweet happy mail in the form of a mailbox!  I used the Close to My Heart Artiste cart and used some old Creative Memories paper.  I am sending this to my grandmother and wanted it to be "sweet".  She has lost a lot of weight and she could use some fattening up!  I used Queen & Co twinkle goosebumps and a Recollections brad so the "flag" could move up or down!  I made a card with the leftovers.  The tag is a Hero Arts stamp and Brilliance ink.  I used my new Craft Dee Bows tool again to make the sheer lavender bow.  I also used a Kiwi Lane Designs tiny bracket template.

Now, its time to hop on over to Melanie !

In order to be eligible to win an AWESOME prize from hopping along with us, you MUST do the following:

1) Follow ALL blog hop participants blogs!
2) Follow ALL Facebook pages for our Sponsors!
3) Comment on all stops of the hop!

Winner will be picked on Tuesday's blog post! 

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way!

Day 1

Day 2 

Thanks so much for hopping along with us!!! 

I am entering this in the following challenges: until 4/30 until 4/30

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Graduation Blog Hop with The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'

Graduation Blog Hop with The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'

Welcome to our Hop today!  We are celebrating those graduates in our lives this year.  You should have hopped over from Robin!  She is also the hostess and where the hop begins!

My project for today is for a friend's daughter.  I looked up her school and chose to use her school colors.  I made the tassel with my new Craft Dee Bows tool.  They have a video on you tube with instructions for a tassel.  I also used the Close to My Heart Cricut cart Artiste to cut a gift card holding card.  I used Kiwi Lane Designs tiny bracket templates with blue tissue paper and DCWV butter glitter paper.  The front is a new stamp set of snap together letters I purchased on HSN.  The inside is  a Stampin Up sentiment.  The ink is Mix'd Media Schoolhouse.

Blog Candy for today's hop:

Please see Robin's blog for the rules to win!

Now hop on over to Nana's Scrap Spot !

In case you get lost along the way here is the complete line up:

3- Nana's Scrap Spot -
4- Sharon Gerrard Cameron -

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Altered Letters ~ H is for Hana

Here is Hana's letter with her favorite colors pink and green.  Her walls are pink and green, so I thought it best to paint the actual letter a color that would stand out against her walls.

I left the pick on the glittered leaves in case she wanted it in a vase instead of the wall.  I also added a hanger to the back.

Thanks for checking out my blog today!  Have a blessed day.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Altered Letters ~ B is for Briana

Finally,  these are the letters I did for my nieces over the holidays.

B is for Briana.  I used some sequin ribbon to hang the letter and K & Co paper accents.

Thanks for checking out my blog.  I am promising some blog candy soon, so be reading!!

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sweet B Ice Cream layout

Today I have a cute, cute layout of my niece.  Thinking about it, I have scrapped a lot of messy (chocolatey) kid pics lately.

Bella Blvd Hello There paper & fussy cut accessories
KI Memories Bloom embellishments
Momenta ice cream flair stickers
Martha Stewart paper
Creative Memories brown cardstock
Cricut Straight from the nest
CM border maker punch
Adorn it Spice It Up embellishments
AC twine
CM sticker letters

I used an image from Straight from the nest for the "ice cream" but it had a "cup" cone not a pointy one.  So I used a triangle die cut to cut the "cones" out of some MS paper that was thatched like a cone.  

Thanks for stopping by today!

I want to enter this in the following challenges:

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hand made flower thank you

Today I made a card with my new Spellbinders Shapeabilities Aster Flower Topper dies.  I used The Paper Loft Island Sun collection for papers.  I also used my new Craft Dee Bows tool that I won from their April Blog Hop to make the triple bow.

I used Colorbox Silk Green ink and a Stampin Up stamp embossed with Wow Clear powder.  I also used Kiwi Lane Designs tiny bracket set.  I will be in their upcoming May Blog Hop on May 2.  Finally, I added some bling to the center of the flower.
Thanks for stopping by today!
I am entering this in the following challenges:

Happy Camper Animal Card Set

I had a set of 18 blank brown there are 18 cards total from the birthday set a few days ago and these with different sentiments and featuring woodland creatures.  The WR Happy Camper papers just cry for cute little animals!

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I would like to enter these in the following challenges:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Happy Camp~y Birthday Card Set

I have used W R papers from the Happy Camper collection.  If you notice the constellation papers have different "signs" named.  I hope to send this one to a Taurus.

I painted some gold tone stars with Judikins Mica Gloss inks in mixed colors.

Here is Scorpio.  I did so many of these cards I ran out of the dark brown burlap ribbon.  I went to Michael's and Joann's but no one had this dark brown, except Hobby Lobby where I originally purchased it.

I am pretty sure the stamp is Stampin Up.  The brads are My Mind's Eye.

I just love the combination of turquoise and favorites!

This owl stamp is from a set Oliver & Co.  I just love the wood paper!  Thanks for stopping by.

I have entered this on the following sites:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Welcome to the Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop

Let us Inspire You! 
It's Springtime and Easter time and what better way to celebrate this Season than with an Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop. We hope that our projects will enlighten you and bring you all peace and blessings for a wonderful day!

You should have come from Sandy  but in case you didn't,
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
 Pinque Peacock
Is giving away a


 Check out their store here:

So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page at be sure to like her on facebook!! 

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

I have made a Z fold card today.

American Crafts Paper:
Letterbox Signed
I do Cala Lily
Colorbox Canary ink
Ranger Enchanted gold embossing powder
green cardstock
Kiwi Lane Design templates:
Bracket 1T & 2T
At You Spica pen buttermilk
Petaloo Flowers
Glitter brads

I have always loved this quote!  Dance if no one is watching...I assure you I do and it feels great!!

I fussy cut some butterflies from the AC paper.

 Up next is Beth 

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.