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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank You and a Winner and a Tutorial !!!

Hello everyone! Would like to THANK everyone who participated in yesterdays  "29 ? again Birthday Blog Hop" and who stopped by and left such sweet comments. Your comments are greatly appreciated.  For those who requested a "tutorial" on how to make this box I am including a link to the one I used.  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/treat_box/ 
There is both a pictorial and a video explanation, it really is very easy once you watch the video. I only differed from this in the way I held the corners together. Instead of threading ribbon through the holes I used an index card ring then attached the ribbon to it. I saw this in another video but can't find it now. I like this look better. I used a 1 inch ring but you could use a larger one if you wanted a more open box. I hope this is helpful.
 Now I know you are all anxious to hear who won my Blog Candy so without further ado
Using random.org
  The winner is Edwina Brown who said:
Oh I hope I win your blog candy! Nothing makes me happier than getting a new cartridge. I love the gift box and card. They are so cute and thoughtful. I am sure she will love them. I know I would. You are a wonderful friend and it shows in your thoughtfulness. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown .
Congratulations  Edwina, looks like wishes do come true!!! You can chose one of the following  Live Simply, Celebrate with a Flourish or Four Legged Friends.   Please contact me at janet9347atbellsouthdotnet with your address and your choice so I can get your cartridge in the mail to you!
Again Thank you all for making this such a wonderful fun blog hop!
See you again soon.
Big Blog Hugs!!!     Janet

Sunday, August 21, 2011

29 ? AGAIN Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to the 29 ? AGAIN Birthday Blog Hop , We are so glad you have decided to join us today for This is a ONE day blog hop that will last all day today, from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm.


 If you started  at Scrapping Mamma you are in the right place because you guessed it , I'm your host and ~It's my birthday HOP ~.
If You happened along to my blog LadyLuvBug and would like to hop along, you will want to start from the beginning at Scrapping Mamma's Blog.
We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects having to do with a birthday theme and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way, including some grand prizes which are being sponsored by Tricia at {www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com } One of my Favorite paper piercing companies. Tricia is nice enough to donate $20.00 in files & also Kristal at {www.grttingcricky.com } is donating a stamp set for us. I {SCRAPPINGMAMMA } will be donating a bunch of crafting items .. And all of our blog participants will also have blog candy along the way, So be sure to comment on all of the blogs.. So sit back, relax, and enjoy viewing all the wonderful projects these talented artists have created.
For my project I decided to creat a gift container. Deb's favorite colors are Yellow, Pink and Black. She also loves Flowers. Polka Dots, Dragonflies and Dogs. I managed to cover everything except the Dog. 
 




The card was made for her "Surprise Birthday Blog Hop" last week and I decided to coordinate the Treat box to match. I love how it turned out! I've put a few little surprises inside and will be mailing it off to her in the next few days!
Your next stop is the super talented Jill.  

Here is the complete Blog Hop line up should you get lost.
Deb - http://networkedblogs.com/lXvxh
Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
Cheryl - http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/
Kristy - http://www.scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
Amber - http://www.pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Julie - http://designs-by-julie.blogspot.com/
Dena: http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Gina - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Janet - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/     <--- you are here
Jill-http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/   <--Your next stop
Lisa ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Nicolette - http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/



What is the grand prize you ask ???
The lovely talented Tricia from { http://www.littlescrapsofheavendesigns.com/ is sponsoring us with
$ 20.00 in files :-)
Kristal from {www.gettingcricky.com } is nice enough to give us one of her FABULOUS stamps { "Positive Thoughts" }
Scrappingmamma is giving you a lot of scrapping items :-) & a custom made card.
The blog participants will also be giving away blog candy of there own ..
I will be giving a "Cricut Lite Cartridge" to one lucky Hopper to be chosen from those who leave comments on my blog.

To be ELIGIBLE for the GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY you MUST
1. Become a follower of EVERY Blog in this blog hop.
2. Leave a comment on EVERY Blog in this hop.
3.Become a Fan of the Scrappingmamma-Crafts.4. Leave a comment on Scrappingmamma-Crafts FB FAN PAGE so we know you stopped by. (even if you are already a fan you MUST do this)
Thanks so much for joining us today.

Hope you are enjoying the hop and finding lots of inspiration. Look forward to reading your comments.
Have a  super day!
Big Blog Hugs!!!  Janet
PS I entered this in My Craft Spot Monday Challenge #21 -Gift Bags & Boxes

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sweet Stamping Treats' First Ever New Release Blog Hop

This hop is all about the new releases at Sweet Stamping Treats. The DT and some fun friends have put together some awesome projects using SST's new digi stamps. And there are prizes! One lucky winner who comments on the SST Blog will get to choose 3 stamps from the new release. Plus there are 3 more chances to win 1 stamp of your choice from the new releases hidden in some of the blogs on the hop! All you have to do is hop along and leave comments. You must be a follower of SST and the blog where the digital stamps are hidden to win a stamp, so make sure you comment!

The fun is scheduled for 12:01 Pacific Time on August 20th.

Begin at : http://sweetstampingtreats.blogspot.com/
Welcome to my blog and the "Sweet Stamping Treats' First Ever New Release Blog Hop" I received 2 digi  stamps and was to choose one  for my project.. I decided to make a card using one of the stamps and this is what I created.


I don't have any copic or other type markers so I had to use my coloring pencils.

Here are the other participants
Lawern - http://ahobby-holic.blogspot.com/
Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Janet - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com        <------ You are here
Amber - http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/    < ------Your next stop
Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
Maria - http://mdcraftcorner.blogspot.com/
Gina - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com
Dena - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com
Jenn - http://stamplified.blogspot.com/
Tami -http://tamiscraftconnection.blogspot.com
Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
Mistyrose - http://sweetmagnoliarose.blogspot.com
Jamie - http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com

Have fun hopping and enjoy the view. Would love to know what you think about my project.
Thanks for stopping by.
  
Big Blog Hugs Janet

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Winner From the Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!

Hi everyone, I would like to thank everyone who stopped by on the hop and left such wonderful comments. I truly appreciate your words of support and encouragement. Thank you so very much.
I know you are all anxious to hear who the Blog Candy winner from Monday's Hop is,and what the prize is. I had 31 comments on the hop and I used random.org to select the winner . Congratulations go to Anniebee,  she will get to chose one of the following Cricut Lite Cartridges  Lacy Labels, Live Simply, Celebrate with a Flourish or Four Legged Friends. So miss Anniebee If you could send your address to janet9347atbellsouthdotnet and let me know which cartridge you would like, I will get it out to you.
Thanks again everyone for stopping by
Big Blog Hugs  Janet

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Surprise Birthday Blog Hop




Welcome to the Happy Birthday Deborah!!! SURPRISE Blog Hop! Today is Deborah from Scrapping Mammas Birthday! Some of her awesome friends have decided to have a BIG SURPRISE BIRTHDAY HOP since we can't all be in the same place for a SURPRISE party! This is the next best thing!
This blog hop is a one day blog hop to wish a very special woman (fellow crafter) a very special Happy Birthday. So Happy Birthday Deborah (aka Scrapping Mama).
If you are coming from Jearise @ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
 you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE 
and hop along with us.We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and keeping it a secret from Deborah. Which wasn't easy! You will visit some amazing bloggers who want to wish Deborah the Happiest Birthday EVER! We've each created a card or something extra special JUST for her!You will see some lovely projects and even have a chance to win some blog candy.

Now Let's get this party started!!

I chose to make a card using some of Deborah's favorite things. Her favorite colors Pink, Yellow and Black, she also loves Dragonflies, Flowers, Polka dots and Dogs. I think I covered it all pretty well only thing missing is a dog  LOL . Happy Birthday Deb !!! Hope you like your card.

  I tried a new type card called a tent card. Used my gypsy but had to make some adjustments after cutting it Most of the paper is from my collection of 'scraps' ( have lots of those). I used stickles on the dragonfly Kraft card stock for the base and thee sentiment is from Emma's My creative Times stamp set.
Hope you enjoy my creation!!!

Here is a list of the complete lineup for this hop:
Lisa@ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Cheryl @ http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/
Julie @ http://designs-by-julie.blogspot.com/
Kari@ http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
Shawnee @ http://blessedonthebrightside.com/
Amber @ http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
Kristy @ http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
Dawn@ http://dawnsdesignsthatdelight.blogspot.com/
Rachelle@ http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/
Jamie @ http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
Lisa C @ http://lisa-craft-blog.blogspot.com/
Jenny @ http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Gina @ http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Ashley @ http://www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Janet @ http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
Kimmarie @ http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com/
Lisa P @ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Lynne @ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Jearise @ http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Janet S @ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/  ( You Are Here )
Linda @ http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com/  ( Next Stop )
Nicolette @ www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
Brynn @ http://www.flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com/

I'm giving away some blog candy as well so leave a comment if you would like to win. It will be good I promise.
Thanks for hopping along with us and PLEASE wish Deborah a Happy Birthday HERE.

Big Blog Hugs!!   Janet

PS: I'm entering this card into Emma's  Throw Back Thursday Challenge Had to use a retired cartridge I used "Stamped" for the Dragonfly.