Monday, May 23, 2011

We are Looking for a Challenge!!

Patti from Patti Lynn Creations and I are going to put a twist on our challenges.  We want YOU to pick a challenge for the week.  If we choose your challenge, you will be the guest designer for that weeks challenge.

So put on your creative thinking caps on, and challenge us to do something different.  We think this will be really fun and we are looking forward to see what you come up with. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

We Love Our Hero's!!

We Love Our Hero’s Blog Hop 5/21
Today is Armed Forces Day, so again, this is a hop to support and bring awareness to the works of Operation Write Home . You should have arrived from Jenny B of Crafty Diva Lounge, if not please start at Misty’s, so You don’t miss anything this wonderful group has to offer. In addition to card makers making cards for service persons to send home to their families, OWH has what they call ‘Hero Mail’. These cards can be any size; not just the usual required A2. They also include a personal note to ‘Any Hero’. We call them Hero’s, because OWH covers all branches of service. These are passed out to deployed hero’s, who might not get much mail, or just passed around to enjoy news from home. Here is more info.
http://operationwritehome.org/anyhero.html

Thank you to All of our Heros, past , present and those who serve on the Homefront as well!

I chose to use digital images from Digi Scrap Kits.  I love the Americana images.  The card base measures 6 1/2 x 5 and each layer is cut 1/4 of an inch smaller.  If it was not for our Hero's this would not be the land of the free, I am so grateful for all they do for us and the sacrafices their families also make for our freedom.

Your next stop is my sister Patti!!  I know she has something very special to share with all of you.


In case you get lost along the way, the complete hop list is below.
*1. Misty...http://www.deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com
*2.Tanya...http://www.scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com
3. Kristal..http://www.gettingcricky.com/
4.sally...http://www.sallysbitz.blogspot.com/
5. Amy...http://www.lovetocrop.com/
6.Anita...http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
7. Kathie..http://www.kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com/
8. Rexann..http://www.ibecircled.blogspot.com/
9. Vicki http://www.melovebonoandscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
10. Jenny http://www.papercutcreations.blogspot.com/
11. Darlene http://www.talesoftayandbay.blogspot.com/
12. JennyB http://www.craftydivalounge.blogspot.com/
13. Linda..http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
14. Patti http://www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com/
15. Jazzy http://www.JazzysCards.Blogspot.com/
16. Momo...http://www.madebymomo.blogspot.com/
17. Paula...http://www.morethanfavors.blogspot.com/
18. Melanie http://www.inlovewithabug.blogspot.com/
19. Jan http://www.jans-gonestampin.blogspot.com/
20. Gina http://www.californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/

Monday, May 16, 2011

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #8

Happy Monday everyone!!  Hope you all had a great weekend, I had the pleasure of having a long 3 day weekend - it was my Honey's birthday !

These next two weeks my theme is anything BIRTHDAY.  I thought this would be a fun challenge because it is Patti's birthday within these 2 weeks.  If you don't know, Patti is the other Creative Sister in the challenges.  If you would like to send her the birthday card you made, please contact me, I know she would be thrilled to receive your cards.  :)  How fun would that be???

My project is a card I made for my honey's birthday.  I used Campin Critters for the cardbase and for the hard working beaver.  On my expression I used fit to page and the base was cut at 5 1/4 inches.  The beaver was cut at 3 1/2 inches.  The stamp set that was used came from Stampin Up!'s  Well Scripted set.  The edges were inked in brown ink and I faux stitched all around.  I think it came out really cute for a masculine card.
Now lets have some fun and see what everyone comes up with!!
Don't forget to visit Patti's blog and see what she is up to.


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I have a Winner!

The winner of Three's A Charm Blog Hop is GINA from Calafornia Scrappin!!  Congratulations Gina, please contact me with your mailing address and I will get the cards right out to  you. 

Thank you for everyone that hopped along with us on Three's A  Charm Blog Hop.  I appreciate all the comments.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Day 3 - Three's a Charm Blog Hop

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

The complete LINE UP is listed below just in case you happened upon this blog hop by accident and would like to start from the beginning and work your way through the hop!!

To anyone interested I am offering BLOG CANDY. To become eligible to WIN my prize you will need to complete the following 2 things:

1. Click to FOLLOW this blog
2. Leave a comment below w/email or blog address so I may contact the WINNER!

We are PROUD & EXCITED to announce that we have very SPECIAL guests in our Blog Hop Line Up just for you. Michelle from Queen of my Craftroom and her Design Team Members, Christy from Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings, Ann from Creative Kuts Designs and Members of her Design Team, Diane from The Super Paper Divas and her Design Team Members, Melissa from KaDoodle Bug Designs, MOMz Design Team Members, and so much more...

GRAND PRIZE!!
Melissa from Kadoodle Bug Designs has donated 1 FREE pattern as part of our overall GRAND PRIZE. Melissa is also posting a sales special on her website for her patterns to anyone interested so please check it out! http://www.kadoodlebugdesigns.com/ To be eligible to WIN please click LIKE on her KaDoodle Facebook page during the HOP.

Christy from Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings would love to give away a $10.00 gift coupon code to use on their website for the hop as part of the overall GRAND PRIZE!! Christy will email the winner the coupon code that will take off the $10.00 in their shopping cart. http://www.stinkincutepaperpiecings.com/. To be eligible to WIN please click LIKE on her Stinkin Cute PP Facebook Page during the HOP.

Ann from Creative Kuts would love to donate a $15 dollar Gift Certificate to the store http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creativekuts.com%2F&h=9e2cc. To be eligible go to the Creative Kuts Facebook page and click LIKE during the hop.

Corrine from Celebrating Ordinary Moments will offer one FREE printable Olivia Bear pattern as part of the overall GRAND PRIZE package.

HOP AGENDA:
Friday, May 6: Spring Theme
Saturday, May 7th:
NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY.
Today all the blogs in the line-up will be scrapbooking in our 24 hour CROP til U DROP event. We will post new projects as we finish them before moving on to the next project, so keep checking back and see what we've made. We are inviting all of our FOLLOWERS to join in and crop along with us! You have the option to post your very own completed projects on the Celebrating Ordinary Moments FACEBOOK page throughout the day and possible WIN a prize!!
My projects are listed at the bottom of this post~

Sunday, May 8th: Mother's Day Theme

HOP LINE UP:
1. Corrine/HOST~ http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/
2. Colleen~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
3. Diane/SUPER PAPER DIVA~ http://www.thesuperpaperdivas.blogspot.com/
4. Lisa~ http://www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
5. Tracey~ http://traceyctmh.blogspot.com/
7. Bella~ http://www.thescrapbookshoparoundthecorner.blogspot.com/
8. Ann/CREATIVE KUTS~ http://www.creativekuts.blogspot.com/
9. Laura B~ http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/
10. Susan~ http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/
11. April~ http://www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com/
13. Carol C~ http://cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
14. Nicolette S~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
15. Kacee McVic~ http://youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/
16. Christy-http://www.stinkincutepaperpiecings.blogspot.com/
17. Linda T~ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/ -- you are here!!
18. Shawnee~ http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/
19. Deborah~ http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
20. Melissa/KADOODLE BUG~ http://www.facebook.com/kadoodlebugdesigns
21. Celebrating Ordinary Moments~ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Celebrating-Ordinary-
Moments/184967978193658

Check back each day and throughout the day on MAY 7th to see many NEW and CREATIVE projects!!

Thank you for taking the time to HOP with us. It has been our pleasure to present projects specifically made for this hop. Please take the time to leave comments on all the blogs during this HOP. Your ideas and suggestions help improve our blogs, web sites, Facebook pages & future hops. Thank You

MY PROJECT!!

I made this card using Four Legged Friends Cricut cartridge.  I cut the bird out at 4 inches and placed it on an action wobble.  The sentiment was printed on my computer and punched out with Stampin Up's scallop oval punch.  I used papers I had in my stash and used Martha Stewarts corner punch.  Hope you like it and I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day.
You will want to hop over to Shawnee and see her amazing project.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Day 2 Three's a Charm Blog Hop

Today is National Scrapbook Day!!
Check out our blogs each day for new and creative project
& a chance to WIN special prizes aka BLOG CANDY!!
The complete LINE UP is listed below just in case you happened upon this blog hop by accident and would like to start from the beginning and work your way through the hop!!

To anyone interested I am offering BLOG CANDY. To become eligible to WIN my prize you will need to complete the following 2 things:

1. Click to FOLLOW this blog
2. Leave a comment below w/email or blog address so I may contact the WINNER!


We are PROUD & EXCITED to announce that we have very SPECIAL guests in our Blog Hop Line Up just for you. Michelle from Queen of my Craftroom and her Design Team Members, Christy from Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings, Ann from Creative Kuts Designs and Members of her Design Team, Diane from The Super Paper Divas and her Design Team Members, Melissa from KaDoodle Bug Designs, MOMz Design Team Members, and so much more...
GRAND PRIZE!!

Melissa from Kadoodle Bug Designs has donated 1 FREE pattern as part of our overall GRAND PRIZE. Melissa is also posting a sales special on her website for her patterns to anyone interested so please check it out! http://www.kadoodlebugdesigns.com/ To be eligible to WIN please click LIKE on her KaDoodle Facebook page during the HOP.
Christy from Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings would love to give away a $10.00 gift coupon code to use on their website for the hop as part of the overall GRAND PRIZE!! Christy will email the winner the coupon code that will take off the $10.00 in their shopping cart. http://www.stinkincutepaperpiecings.com/. To be eligible to WIN please click LIKE on her Stinkin Cute PP Facebook Page during the HOP.

Ann from Creative Kuts would love to donate a $15 dollar Gift Certificate to the store http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creativekuts.com%2F&h=9e2cc. To be eligible go to the Creative Kuts Facebook page and click LIKE during the hop.
Corrine from Celebrating Ordinary Moments will offer one FREE printable Olivia Bear pattern as part of the overall GRAND PRIZE package.
HOP AGENDA:

Friday, May 6: Spring Theme

Saturday, May 7th:

NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY.
Today all the blogs in the line-up will be scrapbooking in our 24 hour CROP til U DROP event. We will post new projects as we finish them before moving on to the next project, so keep checking back and see what we've made. We are inviting all of our FOLLOWERS to join in and crop along with us! You have the option to post your very own completed projects on the Celebrating Ordinary Moments FACEBOOK page throughout the day and possible WIN a prize!!
My projects are listed at the bottom of this post~

Sunday, May 8th: Mother's Day Theme
HOP LINE UP:

1. Corrine/HOST~ http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/
2. Colleen~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
3. Diane/SUPER PAPER DIVA~ http://www.thesuperpaperdivas.blogspot.com/
4. Lisa~ http://www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
5. Tracey~ http://traceyctmh.blogspot.com/
7. Bella~ http://www.thescrapbookshoparoundthecorner.blogspot.com/
8. Ann/CREATIVE KUTS~ http://www.creativekuts.blogspot.com/
9. Laura B~ http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/
10. Susan~ http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/
11. April~ http://www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com/
13. Carol C~ http://cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
14. Nicolette S~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
15. Kacee McVic~ http://youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/
16. Christy-http://www.stinkincutepaperpiecings.blogspot.com/
17. Linda T~ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/ -- you are here!!
18. Shawnee~ http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/
19. Deborah~ http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
20. Melissa/KADOODLE BUG~ http://www.facebook.com/kadoodlebugdesigns
21. Celebrating Ordinary Moments~ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Celebrating-Ordinary-Moments/184967978193658

Check back each day and throughout the day on MAY 7th to see many NEW and CREATIVE projects!!

Thank you for taking the time to HOP with us. It has been our pleasure to present projects specifically made for this hop. Please take the time to leave comments on all the blogs during this HOP. Your ideas and suggestions help improve our blogs, web sites, Facebook pages & future hops. Thank You

Day Two:  All Day Crop!!  I will posting everything as I put my page together.  So far I have the title done.  I used Campin Critters again and cut the sign out at 3 1/4 inches.

Now hop on over to Shawnee  and see the great project she has waiting for you!
Here is the final project!
My niece caught her very first fish two summers back and she has been hooked ever since!!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Three's A Charm Blog Hop!

WELCOME EVERYONE!!
Please join in and hop along with us for 3 days of FUN FUN FUN!!
Check out our blogs each day for new and creative projects
& a chance to WIN special prizes aka BLOG CANDY!!

The complete LINE UP is listed below just in case you happened upon this blog hop by accident and would like to start from the beginning and work your way through the hop!!

To anyone interested I am offering BLOG CANDY. To become eligible to WIN my prize you will need to complete the following 2 things:
1. Click to FOLLOW this blog
2. Leave a comment below w/email or blog address so I may contact the WINNER!

We are PROUD & EXCITED to announce that we have very SPECIAL guests in our Blog Hop Line Up just for you. Michelle from Queen of my Craftroom and her Design Team Members, Christy from Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings, Ann from Creative Kuts Designs and Members of her Design Team, Diane from The Super Paper Divas and her Design Team Members, Melissa from KaDoodle Bug Designs, MOMz Design Team Members, and so much more...



GRAND PRIZE!!
Melissa from Kadoodle Bug Designs has donated 1 FREE pattern as part of our overall GRAND PRIZE. Melissa is also posting a sales special on her website for her patterns to anyone interested so please check it out! http://www.kadoodlebugdesigns.com/ To be eligible to WIN please click LIKE on her KaDoodle Facebook page during the HOP.

Christy from Stinkin Cute Paper Piecings would love to give away a $10.00 gift coupon code to use on their website for the hop as part of the overall GRAND PRIZE!! Christy will email the winner the coupon code that will take off the $10.00 in their shopping cart. http://www.stinkincutepaperpiecings.com/. To be eligible to WIN please click LIKE on her Stinkin Cute PP Facebook Page during the HOP.

Ann from Creative Kuts would love to donate a $15 dollar Gift Certificate to the store http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.creativekuts.com%2F&h=9e2cc. To be eligible go to the Creative Kuts Facebook page and click LIKE during the hop.

Corrine from Celebrating Ordinary Moments will offer one FREE printable Olivia Bear pattern as part of the overall GRAND PRIZE package.

HOP AGENDA:
Friday, May 6: Spring Theme

Saturday, May 7th:
NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY.

Today all the blogs in the line-up will be scrapbooking in our 24 hour CROP til U DROP event. We will post new projects as we finish them before moving on to the next project, so keep checking back and see what we've made. We are inviting all of our FOLLOWERS to join in and crop along with us! You have the option to post your very own completed projects on the Celebrating Ordinary Moments FACEBOOK page throughout the day and possible WIN a prize!!

My projects are listed at the bottom of this post~

Sunday, May 8th: Mother's Day Theme

HOP LINE UP:
1. Corrine/HOST~ http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/
2. Colleen~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
3. Diane/SUPER PAPER DIVA~ http://www.thesuperpaperdivas.blogspot.com/
4. Lisa~ http://www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/.
5. Tracey~ http://traceyctmh.blogspot.com/
7. Bella~ http://www.thescrapbookshoparoundthecorner.blogspot.com/
8. Ann/CREATIVE KUTS~ http://www.creativekuts.blogspot.com/
9. Laura B~ http://www.coolbeansbylb.blogspot.com/
10. Susan~ http://www.itsmesusanp.blogspot.com/
11. April~ http://www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com/
13. Carol C~ http://cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
14. Nicolette S~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
15. Kacee McVic~ http://youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/
16. Christy-http://www.stinkincutepaperpiecings.blogspot.com/
17. Linda T~ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
18. Shawnee~ http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/
19. Deborah~ http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
20. Melissa/KADOODLE BUG~ http://www.facebook.com/kadoodlebugdesigns
21. Celebrating Ordinary Moments~ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Celebrating-Ordinary-Moments/184967978193658


Check back each day and throughout the day on MAY 7th to see many NEW and CREATIVE projects!!

Thank you for taking the time to HOP with us. It has been our pleasure to present projects specifically made for this hop. Please take the time to leave comments on all the blogs during this HOP. Your ideas and suggestions help improve our blogs, web sites, Facebook pages & future hops. Thank You

DAY ONE:
I made this card to poke fun at all the black flies that we are "enjoying" this time of year in Maine.  I used Campin Critters cricut cartridge and cut him at 3 1/4 inches.  I used my versa mark ink as the background on the kraft cardstock.  I hope you like him. 
My blog candy for this first day of the hop - is a set of these cards!  I can leave off the sentiment if you wish to personalize it your own way.

Your next stop is Shawnee - I know she has a great project lined up for you, please don't forget to leave a comment :)

DAY TWO:
All Day Crop!! 
DAY THREE:

HAPPY HOPPING!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Winners of the Barnyard Challenge!

I would first like to thank Trina Clark of Digi Scrap Kits for sponsoring our Creative Sisters Monday challenges for the month of April.  I hope you were able to check her site out and see all the wonderful kits you can purchase - most of them are only $1.00!!  I know I have bought a lot of them and love printing them out and making projects with them.  She is truly a talented artist.

Now onto our winners!!!  The winner of the $5.00 gift certificate goes to Sarah W of crafting with Sarah.  Congratulations Sarah, please contact me with your email address and I will send the gift certificate code to you.

The grand prize winner of a $10.00 gift certicate goes to:  Donna Davis of Diary of a Scrapbook Addict.
Congratualtions Donna, please contact me with your email address and I will send the gift certificate code to you.

Thank you everyone for playing along with us on these challenges.  I love to see what you come up with - you truly inspire us!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #7

Hi everyone, hope everyone had a great weekend.  The weather here in Maine this past weekend was bright and sunny, I even planted some pansies today :).  This weeks challenge on my sister's blog, Patti Lynn Creations is to make a project using flowers.  So I decided to go again with House Mouse.  I love these stamps and this one reminds me of the Spring rains.  The little sentiment on the bottom is a cuttlebug embossing folder that I love to use.  Hope you like it.  Now hop over to Patti's blog and join in the fun, I can't wait to see everyones projects!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Get Well Cards

My card swap this month for Queen of My Craftroom is to make get well cards.  I decided to use a digital stamp and color them in with my watercolor pencils (a technique I am very new too).  Then I went to my cricut and cut out the background using Just Because cards.  The sentiment I typed on my computer and punched out using Stampin Up's scallop oval punch.  For the butterfly I used a punch from Martha Stewart.
I hope you like it.

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Stampin Up's Online Extravaganza extends until November 26th with these additional items.  Many I have used and LOVE! Now is the best ...