Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome back to another day of The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit Amy's blog.  If you came here from Amber you are in the right place.

Today I created another card.  This time I used an image from Digi Scrap Kits.  I love love love her images and she is so affordable, I think you can purchase her files for under $1.00 right now and you get 5-6 images per file.  Very very affordable and lots to choose from. 
recipe:
Card base: Kraft cardstock cut at 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 - scored at 4 1/8
Pumpkin Girl - Digi Scrap kits cut for a 4 x 6 photo
leaves:  A child's Year cut at 1 inch
Background stamp - Inkainkado - stamped with versa mark & embossed clear
Sentiment Stamp - Micheals dollar bin.

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered for my blog candy which is a Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad.
Thank you for visiting and now hop on over to Colleen to see what she has for you.
If you get lost along the way...here is the line up.
1. Amy ~ http://www.lovetocrop.com/
2. Melissa ~ http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
5. Nancy ~ http://blog.fancywithnancy.com/
6. Shannon ~ http://www.purplelionpaper.com/blog
7. Amber ~ http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com
8. Linda ~ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
10. Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
11. Jennifer ~ www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
12. Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com
13. Nicolette ~ www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
14. April ~ http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
15. Theresa ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
16. Jessica ~ http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
19. Brenda ~ http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/
20. Jamie ~ http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
21. Maria ~ http://www.mdcraftcorner.blogspot.com/
22. Sherry ~ http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Great Pumpkin Blog Hop

Hello, and WELCOME to the The GREAT PUMPKIN Blog Hop!! We're so excited that you could join us for this WONDERFUL two-day hop!! Please be sure to visit BOTH days for maximum ideas, maximum FUN, and maximum chances to WIN!! Our hostess, Amy at www.lovetocrop.com has some SUPER prizes for a few hoppers, so be sure to check out all of those details on her blog!!

If you have hopped here from Amber then you have arrived at the perfect spot in the pumpkin patch!! If you are just popping in to visit, please take a trip back to Amy's Blog (www.lovetocrop.com) to start at the beginning -- with all the pumpkins in the patch, you'll want to be sure to see them all!!

For my project I have created.....  a step card.  My most favorite season of all is Fall.  I love going to the apple orchards and going through the corn maze, enjoy a fun hay ride to the apple orchard and sipping on some hot apple cider.  Then there are the pumpkins!!  I love the field colored with orange and watching the little ones trying to pick up the pumpkins that are twice the size they are, but are just as happy to sit on them for pictures.  I tried to re-create a pumpkin patch.

Recipe:

Barrel:  Paper Doll Dress Up cut at 7"
Corn Stalks:  Paper Doll Dress Up cut at 3 3/4, 4 1/2 & 5"
Pumpkins:  Wild Card Cartridge cut at 3 & 4 inches.
Stickles were used for the "glow"
Sentiment stamp - Studio G from Walmart
All the paper I used was from Recollections "Spice Market" paper pack.

I am offering a Christmas 6x6 paper pack for my blog candy, for the Christmas project that we will be making soon.  All that I ask is that you leave a comment.  Would love it if you became a follower, but it is not required to win the blog candy.

Thank you again for visiting.  For the next stop in the Pumpkin Patch, please hop over to Colleen.

Here is the line up in case you get lost along the way.
1. Amy ~ http://www.lovetocrop.com/
2. Melissa ~ http://acreativejourneywithmelissa.blogspot.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
5. Nancy ~ http://blog.fancywithnancy.com/
6. Shannon ~ http://www.purplelionpaper.com/blog
7. Amber ~ http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com
8. Linda ~ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/
10. Colleen ~ http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
11. Jennifer ~ www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
12. Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com
13. Nicolette ~ www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
14. April ~ http://www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com
15. Theresa ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
16. Jessica ~ http://thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com
18. Christina ~ http://cema1cema.blogspot.com 
19. Brenda ~ http://createbyburffrau.blogspot.com/
20. Jamie ~ http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
21. Maria ~ http://www.mdcraftcorner.blogspot.com/
22. Sherry ~ http://www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com

Friday, October 28, 2011

Catitude Blog Hop

Welcome to the “It’s All About Catitude” Blog Hop in honor of National Cat Day, October 29, 2011, and our furry little felines hosted by Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/. The theme of the hop is “It’s All About Catitude” and 19 crafty ladies have come together to create some purrfectly adorable projects in honor of National Cat Day and our furry little felines. If you came here from Vicki, then you are in the right place. But if you happened to end up here, then you will want to go back to the beginning at Barbara’s http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/ and hop along with us as you don’t want to miss any of the meowy purrfectly frisky projects. The hop will run for two days, October 28, 2011 and October 29, 2011. So please be sure to check back each day to see what new project each of our talented ladies has in store for you.

For my project I made a scrapbook layout of my cat Key Key.  Key Key was a stray and one night, after getting into my garbage, I went out to look for him.  He had run under my parked car and when I called to him, he came to me purring so loud!!  He let me scoop him up and love him.  He and I knew right then and there that he had found his forever home.  I found out months later, that someone had just dropped off a litter of cats on the side of the road, I saw many of his brothers and sisters in town.  I was given a loving gift that night, he became a part of my family like no other animal I had ever had.  This cat...would ride in the car with me without being in a carrier.  He would hop in the back window and watch the world go by and then come up and sleep in my lap while I was driving.  You should have seen the looks on people's faces when I drove by.  I would chuckle every time.  Key Key would see me coming down the driveway and lay down in front of my car, just so I would stop, pick him up, and drive him the final 10 feet to park my car.  Sadly...I only had him 7 short years. He got really sick and we had to put him down.  I made a card out of the picture of him and inside I wrote down all the things I loved and will miss about him.  The card on the bottom is from the vets office.
He will always have a special place in my heart.


I do have some blog candy before you leave!!  I am giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to Michaels, Joanne's or AC Moore - your choice. 

Rules to be eligible for Blog Candy:
(1) You MUST visit each blog and leave a comment on every blog in the hop each day
(2) Leave a comment below on my blog
(3) Become a follower
(4) Name of your furry friend(s) [Dogs included]
I want to thank the lovely ladies of this hop. Now, hop on over to _Lisa__and see the beautiful creations she has made for the hop. Please be sure to stop by tomorrow and hop along with us again to see more crafty creations. Remember, to adopt/rescue a little furry feline friend.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cooking With Cricut Challenge #57


Welcome to another great challenge from Cooking with Cricut.  This weeks theme is Scarecrows, Crows, Haystacks and a Sketch.  I chose to do a layout using the above sketch.
This little boy is my great nephew when he was 3.  We had taken him to the apple orchard and he found the pumpkins and the scarecrows.    I used Storybook cartridge for the leaves which I embossed with my cuttlebug folder, punched to the top and bottom borders with my Martha Steward border punch and the cute little girl scarecrow is from Papercrafting World.  All the papers were from DCWV.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Adopt a Pet Blog Hop


Welcome to Lindascreativity and CookingWithCricut.com "Adopt A Shelter Pet" Hop!  October is
National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, but we wanted to honor and celebrate all of our furry friends!  If you've come from visiting Maria Elean at www.mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com, you're in the right place!
If you've just happened across my blog and would like to hop along with us, you can go to CookingWithCricut.com and start at the beginning.
this little dog, Mickey came into my life when I went to the Vets office with my other little Shit-zu.  A little old lady was his first home and when she passed away, the Vet adopted him.  He spent his days at the Vet's office in a cage.  The Vet asked me if I would like to adopt him for free!!!  He had all his shots and was a very healthy 4 year old.  I couldn't say no, he was bouncing all over the place and had plenty of kisses for me.  We had our struggles at first, he is one little dog that likes to try and teach you that he is in charge, but then Mike came into his life and I realized then, he is truly a man's dog.   These two are always together.

I used Four legged friends for the little dogs in the corners and papers from the scrap box.

Now it's your turn!  Link up your purr-fectly wonderful pet-themed project at CookingWithCricut.  Here are a few guidelines:

Must Follow the challenge topic.
Must be a NEW project for this challenge.  No back dated posts please.
Must have a link back to this post on your blog.
Must link your project post through inlinkz and not just your blog.
Must use your Cricut in some capacity.
Must HAVE FUN!
You may gladly combine challenges...we love to pile it on TOO!

The Design Team will pick their three favorites and one lucky person will be chosen randomly to win one of the prize packages being offered in this hop.  There is also a prize package for just leaving us some love (a comment) on the CWC blog.  One catch, those leaving comments MUST be a CWC follower.  Each prize winner will receive a $20 gift voucher-download from PaperCraftingWorld.com.  The Design Team's top three will each receive $5.00 gift voucher-download from PaperCraftingWorld.com.

Now head on over to Heather at www.heather-p.blogspot.com to see what they've cooked up for you!

"Adopt A Pet" Blog Hop Participants:




Melin-CWC http://www.CookingWithCricut.com


Mindy - http://scrappyandpiggy.blogspot.com
Adrian - http://www.byadrian4u.blogspot.com
Charlotte - http://alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com
Madison - http://funkycards.blogspot.com
Nita - http://www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com
Jill - http://www.jaihartjustlovelydesigns.blogspot.com
Holly - http://ribbonsandglue.blogspot.com
Maria Elena - http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com
Linda - http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Heather http://www.heather-p.blogspot.com
Felicia - http://scrapperinthemaking.blogspot.com
Court - http://courtscraftcorner.blogspot.com
Elizabeth - http://ejoym.blogspot.com
Debbie - http://workinscrappinmomof4.blogspot.com
Dalis - http://stampergirl.com
Jen - http://gator-4-life.blogspot.com


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sketch Blog Hop #2

 
Welcome to the 2nd Sketch Blog Hop. The first hop last month was so popular we decided to do it again!!! The purpose of this hop is to show how all of these talented bloggers can take the same sketch and come up with totally different cards. If you've never used a card sketch before, give it a try! Be sure to check back on Sunday, as there will be some bloggers posting cards on day 2. So sit back & be inspired! If you just happened on the hop, be sure to go to the first stop www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com so you can see the whole hop! Grab your favorite beverage and sit back & hop along with us!

For my sketch I wanted to use an image that my sister, Patti drew of her Shorkey (Shitzu yorkie breed).

I thought she did an awesome job and wanted to show case it for this hop.  If you would like this image, you can visit her blog here and I believe she has her email address there where you can send her an email.  I know she would be excited to hear from anyone that would want her image.
I wanted this card to have a masculine feel to it - I have have sooo many birthday this month.  All the papers used were from my scrap box, this sketch is great for using up the scraps.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Studio G.  I hope you like it.  Your next stop is Zenita

Here is the line up in case you get lost.

 Jennifer http://www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/

2 Angie http://www.luvs2scrapbook75.blogspot.com/

3 Carol http://www.cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/

4 Ashley http://www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/

5 Janet http://www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/

6 Linda http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/

7 Zenita http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com/

8 Jearise http://www.lorbysworld.blogspot.com/

9 Beth http://www.elizabethspapercreations.blogspot.com/

10 Susan http://www.susanascorner.blogspot.com/

11 Jackie http://www.papermoments.blogspot.com/

12 Jamie http://www.craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

13 Kerry http://www.kerryscraftycardsandcuts.blogspot.com/

14 Lisa http://www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

15 Lynda http://www.memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/

16 Dena http://www.missdjones.blogspot.com/

17 Kerri http://www.crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

18 Brynn http://www.flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cake, Cupcake and/or Teddy Bear Challenge with Cooking with the Cricut

Hi everyone, I am super excited to announce that I have been chosen to be on Cooking with the Cricut
design team!!  This is my first challenge.  I chose to do the teddy bear.   The cartridge I used was Sesame Street.
recipe: 
Background paper - scrapbox
Scalloped oval - Storybook
Sentiment - Michaels Stamp
Hello Friend stamp - Studio G

Please join us in this cake, cupcake and/or teddy bear challenge over on Cooking with the Cricut and meet all the talented design team members.  Thank you for stopping by.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Fight Like a Girl Blog Hop

I am so excited to be part of this blog hop this year.  If you came from Tina's Blog then you are on right on track, if you did not start from the beginning you can start HERE.
   
One of my friends, that I have known from elementary school found out this year that she has breast cancer.  My friend, Lori is an amazing lady, she has to be one of the most positive people I know.  She keeps us updated on her dr appts and made us smile, laugh, cry and chuckle along the way.  I am happy to say, she is a survivor!!

Last month Lori and her friends got together and walked for the Cure.  It was the first time attending this walk for myself and I was amazed and humbled by the experience.  There were people that were walking along side the survivors, the ones still going through treatment and people walking in memory of their loved ones.  The amount of people that came out for this walk was AMAZING to say the least.  When we were walking up a hill, all you saw was the road just packed full of pink and white shirts, and there were people along side the road cheering us on and applauding us as we went by, it was just amazing to see all the support.

The round green circle was actually a fan or paddle they handed out, I cut off the handle and thought it was perfect for a scrapbook layout.  I added a bow to the little digital image, Lori had a cute pink bow in her hair the day of the walk so I wanted to add that to the image.  Hope you like it - I know I will cherish spending that day with a friend.

Your next stop is Amanda

Here is the line up for the hop in case you get lost.

    Thursday, October 6, 2011

    Great News!

    I checked my email this morning and I found out I have been accepted to be on Cooking with the Cricut's design team!!  I am soo excited!!

    Monday, October 3, 2011

    Another Halloween Card

    I don't know about you, but my favorite time of year is Fall.  I love the cooler days, taking out my sweaters, being able to walk the dogs without sweating, the smell of the leaves, picking apples and seeing pumpkins on everyones lawns and seeing the sun shine through all the beautifully colored leaves.
    I was thinking of my littlest niece, Anna, this will be her 2nd Halloween so I thought I would make her a card.
    I remember when my son was a baby, I used to try to think of a costume that he could wear with his sleeper or sweatsuit.  One year he wore his grey sweatsuit and was a mouse - so cute.  So with this card I could imagine Anna as a pumpkin in a orange sleeper and just a little pumpkin hat.  I used my Paper doll dress up and Everyday paper doll cartridges for this card.  The stamped saying is from Studio G - and I think it fit the card perfectly.  Hope you enjoyed.

    Christmas Shaker Tags

    Here are some fun shaker tags.  I stamped the "To and From" inside the tag and wrote the persons name inside.  These were a lot of...