Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Spring Blog Hop hosted by Jen from Jen's Craft Corner.  I am so excited to be one of 15 talented ladies sharing the best time of the year - SPRING. 

If you are coming here from Monica's blog then you are in the right place.  If not and you would like to start
this fabulous hop at the beginning please go to  There is so many beautiful projects, I know you don't want to miss one of them.

When I think Spring, I think of the butterflies and the flowers starting to bud - oh and don't forget that fresh
spring air!!  For my project I chose to use a light yellow card base cut at 4 1/2 x 12 and fold at 6 inches.
I used the Serenade cartridge for the butterfly, the dragon fly is a dimensional sticker from Daisy Hill.  I punched out the vine from Martha Stewarts punches and added a few pearls and punched out flowers.
I didn't want to over due it with  a lot of stuff - wanted to leave it simple and airy.
Your next stop is JulieK.
Thank you for stopping by!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #4

Happy Monday!!  These next couple of weeks we are still being sponsored by Paper Wishes!!  I am so excited to have them sponsor my blog along with my sisters at Patti Lynn Creations. They have been so so generous!! 

I am also excited to have another special Guest Designer, Amy Voltz.  She writes:

I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Linda for inviting me to be a Guest Designer -- I was so excited to find the Creative Sisters' Challenge as I have always credited my sister for being the one to first spark my scrapbooking interest :).

My name is Amy Voltz, and I am the proud mom to two very wonderful teenagers!!  I've been scrapbooking for as long as I can remember -- It all started when my older sister would cut up her Polaroid pictures (gasp!), hand cut titles from constuction paper (double gasp!), and put everything in those magnetic photo albums (the horror!!)...Anyway, my scrapbooking has evolved greatly since those beginning days -- I now use photo safe products and I really enjoy using all of the tools acvailable to scrapbookers!!

In addition to teaching people how to preserve their memories, I also create kits for card classes and teach Cricut classes to help people just like me get the most out of their scrapbook supplies and tools!~

I can't imagine ever srapbooking without punches -- I don't care how heavy they are, I tote two huge bags of punches with me whenever I scrapbook!!  I'm so excited to get to show you one of my 'all punch" page layouts here...

My punch-art flower was actually created by my daughter (loving referred to as 'The-Girl-Child')..It truly is a blessing to have my daugher as the inspiration for this layout.  I will be giving away some of her beautiful punch-art flowers this week over on my blog (, so please be sure to stop by and let me know that Linda sent you!!

My challenge is to use your punches!   I love border punches, corner punches, regular punches...I think they add so much to a layout or a card.  If you look at my past postings, you can see I use them a lot.  For this challenge I decided to do a scrapbook layout.  I used bazzill cardstock for the base and the Journal Kit for the Classic Girl from Paper Wishes for the patterned paper, the little sayings and the little envelope.
I used Martha Stewarts hearts border punch on one side of the patterned paper.  Behind the saying, I used my Stampin Up scalloped oval punch.
I had to punch the ovals out four times and mount it behind the saying.
Hot off the Press also gave me some Dazzles to play with.  I LOVE them.  They are so delicate, just what I wanted for this layout.  I placed the photo corners on the main picture of my mom and then placed a few butterflies and dragon flies  randomly on the page.
All these pieces came in the Journaling Kit.

Hope you all enjoyed the layout.  It is a personal layout, my mom passed away almost 2 years ago and I needed to do a nice layout of her for my scrapbook. for the blog candy!!!  Paper Wishes has provided a great prize pack to pass onto you.
In this prize package, you are getting FOUR packages of Dazzles, 2 packages of 3-D Papier tole die cuts, a sampler 6 pack of Color Me paper - these look like they would be so fun to play with - also a paper pack of 12 papers 12 x 12 and a small stamp set.  How awesome is that???

On top of all of this Paper Wishes has a GRAND PRIZE package.  If you enter my challenge along with
my sister, Patti's challenge,  and become a follower, you will be eligible to win the grand prize.

"Color Me" Sampler 6 Pack
"Color Me" Gold Sampler 6 Pack
"Dazzles" Enchanted Moment Stickers
"Soft Nostalgia" Paper Pack 12 papers ( 2 of each)
"Sarah Surfaces" 8 x 8 album
1 Pkg. 8 x 8 sheet protectors
"A Cuppa" 3-D Papier Tole Die Cuts
"Playful Flowers" 3-D Papier Tole Die Cuts
Giant Flower Card Template
Fold Back Swirls Template
Berry Box Template
15 Lovely Labels Template
Sara's Surfaces Pinwheel Pockets - set of two
Sara's Surfaces Little Purses - set of two
Small Stamps - Love with a tree...
Sweet Tweets set of stamps
6 Pkgs of Dazzles stickers!!!
Teresa's Card Classes #1 - DVD showing 132 cards.
Teresa's Card Classes #2 - DVD showing 131 cards and 10 envelopes.

Ok, so lets get punching!!  Link up with Mr. Linky, I will drawing the winner on April 3rd.  Have fun!! Remember to visit my sister, Patti  for an extra chance at some blog candy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ugly Paper Challenge

Queen of My Craftroom is having a  challenge to make a card with Ugly paper.  I knew exactly which paper I wanted to use.  I love K&Company, but honestly, I don't like this paper...what do you do with it - honestly??  I have trouble using patterned paper anyway, so this was a huge challenge for me.  I could only bring myself to use a corner of it but had trouble coming up with a sentiment.  What sentiment do you put on an ugly card?? 
The little hampster is from Four Legged friends (lite) cartridge.  (I was so distracted by using that ugly paper, I forgot to tell you what cartridge I used!)

Monday, March 21, 2011

I have a couple of Winners!!

I want to thank everyone that stopped my blog and left a comment on my cards that I made for the Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #3.  The spring challenge was so much fun, I loved seeing everyones projects that they posted on Patti's challenge.  The winner for my cards is:


Congratulations!  Please email me with your mailing address and I will get them right out to you.

The winner of the Bunny Hop Blog Hop is:


Congratulations Kim, please email me with your address and I will mail out the Cricut Cuttables Emobssing kit.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bunny Hop Blog Hop


I am so excited to be in my very first blog hop!!  There are so many talented ladies in this hop, I am honored to be among them.   

If  you are coming from Deb's blog  you are in the right place.  If  you would like to start at the beginning of the hop go to

Now onto my card.  I love House Mouse stamps so when I saw this, I instantly thought of Spring. 

Love the colors and the innocence of this stamp.  Just makes me smile and I hope it makes you smile also.

Your next stop is Patti be sure to check out her blog.  She has an awesome project to share with you, I know because she is my sister :).

Before you go I have some BLOG CANDY, what would a blog hop be without some candy right?  I am giving away a Cricut Cuttables embossing kit which includes the embossing folder and embossing sheet.
Here is the line up in case you get lost.  Happy Hopping!!
Michelle -

Susan -

Carol -

Mary -

Kimberly -

Sheryl -

Deborah -

Bonnie -

Dianne -

Cheryl -

Lisa -

Misty -

Debbie -

Linda -

Patti -

Nicolette -

Martha -

Rhonda -

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Looking for you?

Hi Everyone.  I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  The sun is trying so hard to come out here in Maine but the smell of Spring is here!!

I am looking for Guest Designers.  I hold a challenge once a month for two weeks and I'd like to show case a Guest Designer with each of my challenges.   If you are interested, please leave me a comment or email me.    Would love to have enough people for the whole year!!

Hope to hear from you soon!

Monday, March 7, 2011

And the winner is...

I would like to thank everyone that entered the embossing challenge. I was blown away with the amount of people that submitted their artwork. You all have been an inspiration to me.

I'd also like to thank Jen from for being my guest designer. I hope everyone had a chance to go over to her blog and see how wonderfully talented she is.

The winner of the embossing folders and alphabet die's, sponsored by is: Glenda Boyd of Glenda's Cards Congratulations ! Please contact me with your mailing address.

The winner of the grand prize - Robotz Cartridge sponsored by myself and my sister Patti on  is:  Shtal from Scrapbooking Craze Congratulations ! Please contact me with your mailing address.

Again, thank you everyone for joining Creative Sisters Monday Challenges. My sister Patti over on is having another fun challenge starting today, so head over there and enter to win her blog candy and meet her guest designer!

Creative Sisters Challenge #3

This week, my sister, Patti over on is having a Spring Themed challenge.  Create anything that makes you think of Spring.  I decided to make these two cards.
For this card I used Disney Classic cartridge for the flowers.  I cut them out twice, once at 4 inches and again at 5 inches and attatched them with the leaves in the middle.  I used Martha Stewarts boarder punch for the bottom of the card and just some green ribbon I believe I picked up at AC Moore.  I cannot wait to see flowers!!
For this card, I used Hello Kitty.  This cartridge just makes me smile.  I cut the kitty out at 4 1/2 inches, the background paper is from K&Company.  Again, I used Martha Stewarts boarder punch for the top of the card and used a white ribbon behind the image.

For my blog candy I am giving away a set of 4 cards, two of each of the ones I have showed you here.  Please make sure you are a follower of my blog along with Patti's blog to win.   

Now hop on over to to see her challenge and meet her guest designer.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with for Spring!

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