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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Guest Designer Spot at "Susana's Scrappin Corner"

Hello everyone, I am so excited to be filling in this Guest Designer Spot on Susan's Blog!

Susan and I have become friends over the past few months and I enjoy her work and working with her on projects. I recently purchased the Cricut cartridge "Tis The Season" a Creative Memories exclusive and after the first cut fell in love with it. It has been my go to cartridge for this holiday season. I used it to decorate some plain white sacks I purchased at Michael's. Every year I give the nurses I work with a "treat" bag filled with the things we use and loose the most at work along with a gift in a jar treat. I enjoy decorating the bags and so today's project is a peak at the bags I created this year I created 5 different designs this year four of which are featured here. All the cuts were from the "Tis the Season" cartridge and are super simple to put together. Most of the card stock is Recollections from Michael's and the patterned paper is from my enormous collection of paper. ( I am a paperholic)





The gift tags were also created with a Creative Memories punch. This punch comes in handy when you need a quick tag!  ( If you'd like to learn more about these products go visit Susan's Blog)

I hope you enjoy my little treat bags. Thanks to Susan for giving me the GD spot and thanks to everyone who stops by and says Hello!

Hugs Janet aka LadyLuvBug!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Crafting With Natasha 1st Blogiversary 12/28-1/6

Welcome to the celebration. If you've arrived here from Amanda's Blog, then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon this post, please start at the beginning over at Crafting with Natasha to join in. Each stop along the way has a "secret word" that you will need for a chance to win the prize. After you've hop to each stop, you will need to email Natasha (natashacrafts@gmail.com) the answer to the "secret phrase". You have until 11:59PM EST on January 6th to enter to win. Winner will be announced on January 7th.


Natasha is offering a prize for one person who completes the secret phrase

PRIZE: 
K&Co Smash Book & Accessories







THEME: NEW

Since we will be heading into the New Year, I would like to see projects that include something "new". It can be a New Year's project, new baby, new car, new job....get the idea?

Here is my  project I have always wanted to do an explosion box but never had the courage to try it. Since the theme of this hop is something NEW I decided to try creating one. The basic form is fairly simple to master it's all the details that are the real challenge! Here is what I came up with (It is a work in progress)

I used mostly paper and card stock from my growing stash of paper pieces. The main colors are red Black and white with a little silver in the image cut. The image was cut from the cricut lite " Celebrate with a Flourish" cartridge. I cut the box at 8 1/2 inch square and scored it at 2 3/4Not too bad for my first try!
Thank you for stopping by, my secret word is: "Tradition" . You next stop is: Lori

Here's the entire line-up, if you get lost along the way:

Natasha: http://craftingwithnatasha.blogspot.com/
Amy E.: http://scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com/ 
Amanda: http://popperandmimi.blogspot.com/
Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Lori: http://www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
Lorraine: http://www.glittergluepaperart.com/
Heather: http://www.stamp-aholic.blogspot.com/

 Thanks again for stopping by to join the fun Hope you like my little creation. Would love to hear from you and any suggestions you might have for my box  would be greatly appreciated!

Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Thursday, December 22, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 12

Welcome to Day 12 of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". Can you believe it is the last day Wow. Hope you all have had a wonderful time visiting everyone blog and getting some really awesome ideas! We are so happy that you decided to Join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the right) trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog.

Today project came from my kitchen I have assembled 12 gifts in a jar ( in this case bag) to give to the Nurses I work with They will be added to my gift bags along with pens, highlighters, hand sanitizer and other assorted treats.


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Now my friends have a treat for Christmas morning breakfast ! Yummy!
Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!

Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !
Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!

1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/ 
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

Thanks everyone for joining us on this adventure ! Love reading your comments and don't forget there is a ton of Blog candy to be had!


Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!!


Big Blog Hugs! Janet

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 11

  


Welcome to Day 11 of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". We are so happy that you decided to Join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the fight trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog.

Today I created a little decorating project! I used my Imagine and the Snow Angel cartridge to print and cut the images, They were printed on a product called "Square 1", it is like vinyl but it can be repositioned and reused. I like that it can be removed and reused. Here is what I made with it 






I love how this turned out!

Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!


Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !

Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!

1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/  
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoyed your visit, please come back tomorrow for day #12 of our blog hop.
All comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!!


Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!!

Big Blog Hugs! Janet





Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 10




Welcome to Day 10 of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". We are so happy that you decided to Join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the fight trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog.

Today's project is a Christmas Card, made with a cut from Can you guess My newest fav Cricut  Cartridge "Tis The Season" from Creative Memories



The patterned paper is "ornaments on Black" from "the Paper Studio". the rest is mostly Recollection Card Stock in red, black and off white. a red ribbon bow border punch from EK Success Deco Scallop
and the sentiment from a set from CTMH Called "Winter". the off white mat behind the ornament cut was embossed with a snowflake folder as well.

Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!

Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !

Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings



Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!
1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/ 
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoyed your visit, please come back tomorrow for day #11 of our blog hop.

All comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!!


Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!!
Big Blog Hugs! Janet


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 9



Welcome to Day 9 of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". We are so happy that you decided to Join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the fight trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning  with Lisa's
Blog.

For today's project I made some treat containers for a Christmas Party at work. This is about half of what I need,. These are so cute and very easy to create, great when you have to mass produce something!




The patterned paper is from Recollections, the circles were from a sleeve of pre-cut circles Stamped with "My Creative Time" with Emma called "All Around Christmas" Used Tim Holtz "Winter Distress" Ranger ink pads limited edition for this year added a little red  or green twine  and they are finished or nearly finished still have to make a few more! filled them with Hershey's Kisses Yummy, but you can use most any thing you like.
Here is a video on how to make them  Enjoy!
 

Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!

Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !

Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings



Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!
1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com                               
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoyed your visit, please come back tomorrow for day #10 of our blog hop
All comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!!
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Sunday, December 18, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 8

Welcome to Day 1 of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". We are so happy that you decided to Join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the fight trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog.


For today's project I made a gift card holder. Every Christmas I give the CNA I work with a little goody bag and in it I include a WalMart gift card. Just to say thank you for all their hard work and to let them know I appreciate everything they do. This is what I came up with;


I wanted to show how simple they are to create just 4 cuts these were cut at 2 inches.
layer one on two

layer three
shadow layer and done pretty easy!
All the paper and card stock were from my stash.
The Gift card holder itself was created with die shape from "My Creative Time" with Emma as was the stamped Sentiment



Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!




Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !

Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings



Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!

1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/  
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/ /
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/ 

Hope you enjoyed your visit, please come back tomorrow for day #9 of our blog hop
All comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!!
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Saturday, December 17, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 7




Welcome to Day 7 of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". We are so happy that you decided to Join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the fight trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog.


My Project is a gift I started with this

  And ended with this.


Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!
Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !
Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings
Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!
1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/


Hope you enjoyed your visit, please come back tomorrow for day #8 of our blog hop`

All comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!!


Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!!


Big Blog Hugs! Janet
If you are looking for Day 6 of the Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop please click Here

Christmas Magic Blog Hop

Welcome to the Christmas Magic Blog Hop So happy you could join us!


You are in for a treat lots of fun projects to excite and inspire you. so sit back and enjoy the ride.If you arrives from Zenita's blog you are on the right track If not head on over to the beginning at  Ashley's Blog there you will find an awesome creation as well as a list of all the sponsors of the hop!

My project is a card I created with my newest fav cricut cartridge "Tis The Season" from Creative Memories this is an awesome cartridge !




The letters and mats were what was left over from an earlier project  I uses a Martha Steward punch for the lace and some card stock and patterned paper from my stash a little embossing and inking.

Your nest stop is
Mindy

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost!

Lisa- http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Jamie - http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/ 
Tami - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
Gina - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
Angela - http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/
Janet R - http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/  
Zenita - http://scrappinwithz.blogspot.com/
Janet S - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Mindy - http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
Libby - http://psastampcamp.blogspot.com/
Robin - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
Tanya - http://little-scrapper.blogspot.com/
Vicki - http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com/ /
Liz - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com/
Kristy - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/  


Thanks for stopping by
Merry Christmas and Big Blog Hugs Janet

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 6




Welcome to Day 6 of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". We are so happy that you decided to Join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the fight trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog.


My project for today's is a Christmas card I matches a treat box i made recently I love how it turned out!



To ingredients for this project are  a 5.25 x 4.5 blank white card as the base,
next layer is a 5 x4.25 piece of red card stock on top of that is a 4.75x 4 piece if green card stock and topping that is a 4.5 x3.75 piece of striped pattern paper .
The shaped mat was cut from gypsy wanderings Decor tag feature at 3x3 and 2.75x2.75 approximately. The the stamp is from a cling stamp set by Recollections ( new this year) stamped in red on the white. Ehe shaped mat is popped up with one layer of pop dots.
The sentiment from Pink by Design is stamped om a 1x 4.25 strip of white layered with a .5x4.5 strip of red card stock edged with a EK Success border punched topped off with a .25in off white satin ribbon bow. added 3 Ranger liquid peal (Rouge)dots and done.

Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!

Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !


Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!
1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com 
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com 
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com 
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoyed your visit, please come back tomorrow for day #7 of our blog hop`
All comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!!

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!!

Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Friday, December 16, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 5


Welcome to Day 5 of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". We are so happy that you decided to Join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the fight trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog.


Today's project is a Decorating project, In October I decorated this for Halloween and thought why not do the same for Christmas





 I used 2.5 inch strips of dark green textured card stock and punched both edges with Martha  Stewart's Holly leaves border punch. I then punched trips of off white card stock with MS Eyelet Lace Deep Edge Punch and threaded  sheer red ribbon through it. I used my new favorite cartridge for the holidays "Tis The Season" from Creative Memories for the letters. used the monogram shift key and cut at approximately 2 inches layering the pieces (cut from the same card stock just adding a dark red for the framing. Used Swiss dots to emboss the off white layer used a pop dot to attach it to the band wrapped around the candle, Quick easy and inexpensive!

Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!

Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !

Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!

1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12 Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed my presentation . Don"t forget to come back tomorrow for day 6!
 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas

Big Blog Hugs!! Janet

Thursday, December 15, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 4




Welcome to Day 4 of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". We are so happy that you decided to Join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the fight trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog.


For my project today  have crafted a gift bag .


This is one of about a dozen bags I will be making to give to nursing staff on my unit. I usually fill them with a gift in a jar and pens , hand sanitizer markers and other little goodies!
I purchased the plain bags at Michael's. The patterned paper is  Studio G from Walmart The Snowman head was cut at 5 inches from my newest favorite cartridge "Tis The Season" by Creative Memories It is loaded with great images. The card stock is mostly Recollection from Michael's. The tag was cut with a Creative Memories tag pinch layers with a small piece of white which was stamped twice once with MS Aqua ink and the the sentiment in black ink . I used a corner punch om the patterned paper and inked the edges in Aqua, popped up the snowman image and added a few punched snowflakes

Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!

Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !

Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!

1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/  
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

I hope you enjoyed your stop. hope you will come back tomorrowfor day 5 and would love for you to leave a comment!



Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
Big Blog Hugs!! Janet



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 3


Welcome to Day 3 of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". We are so happy that you decided to join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the right trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog.

My project for today is a Digital Layout created using "Creative Memories Storybook Creator" Software


The digital paper used was also from Creative Memories " Reminiscense Christmas Additions"

This is a picture of the last Christmas with my dad all the children and grandchildren were there!
Hope you like my project I really am enjoying doing digital layouts but I like the feel of paper and the demention that playing with paper gives!

Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!

Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !

Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings



Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!

1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/  
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/


I hope you enjoyed your stop and would love for you to leave a comment!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
Big Blog Hugs!! Janet



12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 2

Welcome to Day 2  of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". We are so happy that you decided to join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the fight trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog.


My project for today is a rather unique take on an Advent Calender.





The Folded Stars were created with 6X6 Squares of Recollection's card stock in 5 colors. the embellishing was done with gold and silver metallic paper and red green and white Recollection "Lumiere" paper.the corner triangles were embossed with sizzix Frost folder.Each star when opened reveals either a word or a sentiment relating to Christmas.These were taken from "Mixed Holiday Sentiment" by My Creative Time, "Christmas Wishes" by Pink by Design."Winter Wishes" by K.Andrews and "Christmas Words" by Hot off the Press. The numbers were printed om my computer and cut with the stitched circle die from My Creative Time 's "Build a Banner Kit". The snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
If you would like to learn to make the folded star  go to http://mariannespapir.blogspot.com/2011/03/tre-bretteprosjekter.html and this video was also helpful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB92GQ0FCb0&feature=youtu.be
Thanks for stopping by I hope you enjoyed your visit!

Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!


Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !

Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings

Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!

1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
4. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/  
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~ http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
11. Inga http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

I hope you enjoyed your stop and would love for you to leave a comment!




Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
Big Blog Hugs!! Janet

Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop Dec 12-23 Day # 1

Welcome to Day 1 of the "Twelve Days of Christmas Blog Hop". We are so happy that you decided to Join us . If you arrived here from Mindy's then you are on the fight trail. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the fun then please start at the beginning with Lisa's Blog.





Today's project is a card I made for a swap earlier this month, I used my Gypsy to design it.



I used a traditional Christmas color pallet the card stock is from Recollections the green mat is a piece of scrapbook paper I had in my stash.
The images were cut from the "Winter Woodland" Cartridge the bird at 3 inches and the oval frame at
5.2 inches. the cardinal was embossed with Devine Swirls embossing folder and outlined with red stickles, The frame was embossed with a Sizzix folder called frost I used some Martha Stewart very fine glitter on the mat as well. The sentiment was from K Andrews " Winter Wishes" set. I finished it off with a Double loop bow in red sheer ribbon from the Dollar Tree Store.
 Your next stop is the very talented Nicolette so head on over to see what she has in store for you!
Now what would a blog hop be without Blog Candy Right! Well our wonderful Hostess Lisa has gathered a "ton" of awesome stuff and has prepared "12" Stockings filled to over flowing. one for each day of the hop. You will definite not want to miss out on any of this !
Some of the awesome sponsors have agreed to be a "Guest Designer" as well. So hop back over everyday for some awesome projects and a chance to win a one of those stockings
Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way!

1. Lisa Pontious ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
2. Theresa ~ http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
3. Ashley ~ http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
4. Anita ~http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
5. Amy Jo ~ http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/
6. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
7. Mindy ~ http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
8. Janet ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
9. Nicolette ~  http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
10. Shawnee ~ http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
11. Inga  http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
12. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
13. Kerri ~ http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

I hope you enjoyed your stop and would love for you to leave a comment!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas
Big Blog Hugs!! Janet

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Sweet Stamping Treats "tags Bags or Boxes" DT Project and a CHALLENGE!!

Good Morning everyone! Well here we are in the rush of the Christmas season and I am very late with my post for this project. I am going to contribute it to CRS disease.  The DT for Sweet Stamping Treats was challenged to create a project using  a set of digi tags ( they are very nice tags and were a freebie with the new release on Saturday you should check it out) I colored two of the tags two weeks ago and then spent the next two weeks trying to decide how to display them (and missed the deadline) Any way to finish my rant I cut two boxes from the Art Philosophy cartridge stamped one randomly and attached my tags Hop you like my presentation!

I hope you will head on over to Sweet Stamping Treats Blog to see the rest of the projects by the Design Team and get lots of inspiration!! Also enter the Challenge for a chance to win "3 free digi stamp" of your choice.
Thanks for stopping by and all comments are gratefully accepted!
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Monday, December 5, 2011

Secret Sisters Blog Hop


Merry Christmas and thank you for stopping by our hop today as we reveal the wonderful projects we have made for our "Secret Sisters". With blog hopping and crafting, we have all become sisters. What was done -- those of us were interested we given a "Secret Sister" to craft something special. Not only do we have a Secret Sister but we also gave some "hints" as to Our Favorite Things. How special is that. Now, ssshhhhhh, please don't tell our Secret Sisters as it hasn't been revealed yet as to who has who while you hop along with us!!!!
 For my gift I created this little treat box to hold some sweet treats or other tiny treasures!



I also crochet some red and white flowers to include in this gift. I love these tiny flower!\


If you have arrived from then you are on the right path to Secret Sisters but if you just happened upon my blog, please start at the beginning  (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/) as we don't want you to miss one special gift!!!!
In case, you get lost along the way and need a GPS here's the complete lineup! Don't make any wrong turns . . . <>

1.Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/  

2.Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

3.Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

4.Tami - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/

5.CallyAnn http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com/

6.Janet Smith - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

7.Inga Klaus http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/

8.Sherry Brown- www.patternsbysher.blogspot.com 

9.Rhonda Helm http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com

 Now, your next stop along the way is Inga's Blog

We do have some wonderful blog candy to share with you as a potpourri of trims, ribbons, stamp, stamp pad along with a few other surprises to complete your Christmas crafting.

Merry Christmas Everyone
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Saturday, December 3, 2011

SST December New Digi Release and a Give Away

In honor of the Sweet Stamping Treats December New Releases SST is giving away
one of their digi stamps right here on my blog! All you have to do is go to

http://sweetstampingtreats.blogspot.com/  and become a follower. While you are

there, check out all of the stamps they have available, then come back here and

leave me a comment on this post letting me know which digi stamp you like best.

I will choose one follower to win the stamp that they picked as their favorite.

I will announce the winner on Monday, December 5th. Good luck!

 Here is a sample from the December release!!  Head on over to  SST blog to get your free Digi!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

"Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop"


Welcome to Round One of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop! You should have come from Kerris blog (link to the blog belonging to the person before you on the hop). If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Dena’s blog : http://missdjones.blogspot.com/

There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. This is Round One and begins Saturday, Dec. 3rd, continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4th. Round Two will be held next weekend. We have a talented group of women who love paper crafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!

The treat that I chose to share with you all today is Zucchini Bread. The recipe was given to me by my mother-in-law where she got it I don't know. It has become a all time family favorite. I usually bake at least a 1/2 dozen every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas. to share with family and friends. This one is slated for my youngest sister Her  birthday is Mondayand she loves Zucchini Bread.
I've included a picture of the original recipe in my mother-in-law.s handwriting and as you can see it is well worn and barely able to read it.  
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This is a copy I made a few years ago and keep it in a plastic page protector.


And here it is all wrapped up and ready to give to my sister.



The tag was quite easy to make I used My Creative Time's X-tars Large label die and the coordinating boarder stamp and the sentiment stamp as well. The red ink is studio G and the cardinal image is from Inkadinkabo. A little cellophane to wrap it and a piece of red satin ribbon to finish it off!
 Just a little FYI for those who would like to try this It says bake for 1 hour but it usually takes longer maybe 15 min or so.

I hope you are enjoying the hop and will try this recipee You will love it!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit  Carol's blog next to see what she has to share with you!
Below if the complete blog hop lineup:

1) Dena : http://missdjones.blogspot.com/

2) Robin : http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
3) Janet N: http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
4) Carla: http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/ 
5) Zenita: http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com/
6) Jennifer: http://www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
7) Kari: http://purplefuntasticcreations.blogspot.com/
8) Susan: http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
9) JulieK: http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com/
10) Ellen ♥ CardMonkey: http://www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
11) Kerri: http://crafttimeandcupcakes.blogspot.com/
12) Janet S: http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
13) Carol: http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/
14) Christina http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/
15) Staci McD http://preciousmem.blogspot.com/
16) Pam http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
17) Maria http://marlm-creativebydesign.blogspot.com/
18) Nicolette- http://www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/

Thank for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my post.  All comments are appreciated!

Big Blog Hugs! Janet