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Friday, December 28, 2012


I Double Dog Dare You



This month's challenge in I Double Dog Dare You to create is a Frosted Wonderland In the meadow, you can build a snowman, but the only question is will it be a one-dimension, two-dimension, or letting you creativity explode to do 3-d Wonderland... stay warm but we want it frosty . . . do you dare ????

We have a super sponsor this month - The Stamping Chef, http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/index.php?route=common/home, who has graciously offered 3 digis of the lucky winner's choice.

We have a wonderfully talented group of ladies that have arisen to the challenge for you this month!!!

  1. Lynne Kirsch ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  2. Miriam Meserve ~ http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
  3. Lucy Kelleher ~ http://love2createitall.com
  4. Maria Matter ~ http://joyfulstamper.blogspott.com  
  5.  Lisa Peters ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  6. Anita Cannon ~ http://anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
  7. Janet Smith ~ http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com
  8. Crafting Vicky ~ http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/
  9. Edwina Brown ~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/

My project for you is A Digital Layout I have tjis very old picture of my mom as a young girl building a snow man. I love the way it came together.

I used Creative Memories Storybook Creator software and all the elements are from a CM digital file except for the background paper that is from Create with TLC
Thanks for stopping by on this wintry day and glad you could sit a spell but I must send you on your way in the frosted wonderland to Vicky's. We hope you enjoyed our challenge and perhaps, you too would love to be "double dog dared". Just leave a comment on Her Craftiness (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/)

Next month, the challenge gauntlet has been thrown with the challenge, My Life is a Song on January 26, 2013. Hope to see you come on back!!!
Thanks for stopping by Till next time!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, November 30, 2012

December Calendar Girls' Blog Hop







Welcome to our December Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The December unique holidays are:

The hop starts with Lucy, http://love2createitall.com . You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!! 
Here is my National Chocolate Covered Anything Day! card



Humbug Day! This is a digital card Usinf a picture of "Humbug" candy Who would have known!!


Your next stop Is Kimberly

The line-up for December includes:



December Holidays
National Tie Month: Lucy
Spiritual Literacy Month:
1 Earmuff Day: Jearise
5 Bathtub Party Day:
6 St. Nicholas Day: Lynne
7 National Letter Writing Day:  Anita
8 Hanukkah: Lynne
12 Gingerbread House Day: Edwina
14 Monkey Day: Miriam
16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day: Janet
18 Bake Cookies Day: Lucy
21 Winter Begins: Miriam
21 Humbug Day: Janet
21 Crossword Puzzle Day: Lynne
25 Christmas: Kimberly
26 Boxing Day (Canada):
28 Pledge of Allegiance Day: Kimberly
29 Tick Tock Day: Jearise
 30 Bacon Day: Jearise
31 New Year's Eve: Jearise

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on January 12, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Thanks for hopping along Happu Holidays !!!

Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, November 23, 2012

Generations Blog Hop


Welcome to an inventive, creative group called "I Double Dog Dare You" This group is given a challenge each month to create a project in whatever medium they so desire to express the subject!!! This month, the group has been asked to create this .... It's November, time for all those family gatherings... time for family, time for Thanksgiving .... Time for Generations to be spending time together... Let's see your generations, family gatherings, family tree, --- and have been double-dog dared!!!!







This month, those taking the challenge are:
  1. Lynne Kirsch ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  2. Kimberly Pate ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
  3. Lisa Peters ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  4. Anita Cannon ~http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com 
  5. Janet Smith ~ http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

I am Your final stop along the Generation gap . We hope you enjoyed our challenge and perhaps, you too would love to be "double dog dared"
Thanks for stopping by, Big Blog hugs Janet

Monday, November 19, 2012

Scrapping With Lisa's Designs DT November Blog Hop






Welcome to the November DT Blog hop for "Scrapping With Lisa's Designs"  If you have arrived here from 
Rhonda's Blog Then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join the hop from the beginning Then go to Kimberly's Blog and start hopping along!
The design team was given two files to use "Card Templates" and "New Friends" Our task was to create two different cards using these files.

For my first card I chose this squarish card I like odd shapes Printed it on a piece of colored Recollections card stock and cut it by hand (I used one piece of 8.5 x 11 card stock to print and cut both cards)
I printed the turkey and the pilgrim bear on white card stock and cut by hand The sentiments are from "Jaded Blossoms" stamp sets "Turkey Poop" and "Thanksgiving Wishes" I put the Turkey on a Wobble as you might guess! I just love wobbles LOL. Added a bit of twine and a tough of bling to complete my cards





Your next stop is  Lynda's Blog where you will find some some more fun ideas! 
  1. Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com 
  2. Vanessa ~ http://wwwpaperkraftsunlimiteddesings.blogspot.com/
  3. Rhonda ~ http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
  4. Janet ~ http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
  5. Lynda ~ http://memoriesintyme.com/?page_id=1680
  6. Edwina ~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/

Hope you are enjoying the Hop and will follow my links to Lisa's store to see all her fabulous designs She is currently having a huge sale "50% off if you spend $20 use code " holidays" at checkout!!!
 Enjoy the rest of the hop!!

Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone!! 
 
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thankful Blog Hop Her Craft Kre8tions


Today is less than a week away from Thanksgiving and it is a time for reflection and a time to be "thankful" whether it be for where you are today, where you've been, or where you're going! Today, Her Craft Kre8tions is reflecting on Thankful!!!

Our brilliant designers have been given this assignment with only a stipulation as to not have a card but to depict something they are thankful for! Easy peasy, right???? OK, maybe not . . . but sit back a spell, reflect on your own thankfulness while you check out this fabulous line-up:

  1. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  2. Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
  3. Edwina - http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
  4. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com
  5. Janet - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/



This is a digital layout I created using "Creative Memories" Story Book Creator software.
The background paper, candle and acorn embellishments are from "Create with TLC "
The journaling mat, Scalloped border and the bottom piece are from a Creative Memories digital file.

There will be a special gift awarded to one lucky recipient who remarks along the way with what they are thankful for this season.

Hope you have enjoyed our Thankful Hop and found some inspiration along the way!. Please have a blessed holiday and let us show our Thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving To Everyone!

Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, November 9, 2012

Banners for Special Needs Kids Blog Hop








Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids BLOG HOP, November 10-12, 2012


"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts, we find its meaning."

As joyous as Christmas is for most families, for some, their holidays are filled with worry, medical treatments and tests, and pain -- for their child must be hospitalized or she or he needs long-term care rather than being home with their families. 

For these kids, Santa doesn't slip down a chimney but rather, often comes in the guise of community volunteers who help make the season bright.  



This is the second Christmas season that our own band of dedicated and loving paper crafters have come together to make Holiday banners for children who are too sick to be home for the holidays.  Welcome to the Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids blog hop!

I am especially pleased that this year, not only have our numbers of generous crafters swelled so our Hop is over three full days, but also, that we have partnered with another great cause and recipient of our banners!


By teaming up with Madison Womack's I FEEL THE LOVE PROJECT, the banners our crafters have handmade will be going to the hospitalized children at Children's Hospital Central California

First, let me show you the banner I made for today's post. I'll be sending this to Madison and the children at CHCC who are benefiting from the I Feel the Love project in December:







I cut the mittens from Joy of the Season the letters are from Creative Memories Tis The Season Cartridge and the snow flakes are from Winter lace. All the papers are from my huge paper stash I strung them on some chenille yarn.

  Now, have I inspired you to make and donate your own banner or a Christmas card or two to the I Feel the Love Project?  I hope so!  Because if you will, you'll be entered into a drawing to win :
CARDMONKEY's SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
Super-Fantastic Gift Basket
Throughout the month of December, I'll be adding crafty goodness to this basket so that it will be over-flowing and ripe and ready for under your tree. I'll be picking the winner on Christmas Eve, announcing the winner on Christmas Day, and if you win, you'll have the basket in your hands by New Year's Day!! 
Stay tuned to the CardMonkey blog over the next few weeks leading up to the drawing, as I'll be posting the contents of the basket as they mount. 
 OK, so to win the GRAND PRIZE (all continents are welcome!), here's what you must do:
1.  Be a follower of the CardMonkey blog and tell me in your comment how I can contact you.
2.  Leave a comment telling me what you plan to make and send to the IFTL project by their deadline, December 10.  Then do it!  Go to www.ifeeltheloveproject.blogspot.com for mailing information for your card or banner.  Your card or banner MUST be received by Madison by the deadline to be eligible to win the GRAND prize!  
NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME??  You can still win great blog candy just by being here and commenting on as many banner makers' blogs over the course of the next three days.  
Since we have more than 50 banner makers today, tomorrow and Monday, I'll be picking 5 blogs at random, and then one random comment from that Blog site, for that commenter to win one of five great prizes, which are:
  1. Susan Bermudez, Independent Consultant for Creative Memories, donating a $20 gift certificate for Creative Memories products from her catalog (http://www.mycmsite.com/sites/susanbermudez/).
  2. Scrappin' Madge: $25 Gift Certificate to The Scrappin Lounge Shoppe (http://madgesscrappinlounge.storenvy.com/)
  3. Fresh Brewed Designs: Two prizes - One prize is a rubber stamp, Item #497 "Cutie Pie Ice Skating" (http://www.freshbreweddesigns.com/item_497/Cutie-Pie-Ice-Skating.htm), and the other is a $15 Digital Stamp gift card.
  4. The Paper Temptress (www.papertemptress.com) - Owner Patricia Dunbar will donate a $25 Gift Certificate to her online store, the Paper Temptress.
  5. The Pinque Peacock (www.pinquepeacock.com) - Owners Jessica Shelton will donate a gift certificate to her NEW store (products are being added daily -- watch as she grows!)
  6. In addition, Close to My Heart Independent Consultant Lucy Kelleher will award a $20 gift certificate to a randomly-selected hopper who visits her blog (http://love2createitall.com) and/or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/LucyK.CTMH) and posts a comment about the banner blog hop!
P.S. -- Be sure to check out as many blogs as you can, as several will be providing their own blog candy with their own requirements.  If I catch them along the way, I'll add them to this list, as a shout out of gratitude, and also so you don't miss out on some sweet candy(canes!)... 

  YOUR NEXT STOP is:  Theresa

Thank you again for visiting us here for a beautiful and worthwhile endeavor.  God bless all the little children wherever they spend their holidays!!
Happy Holidays
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

November Calendar Girls' Blog Hop






Welcome to our November Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The November unique holidays are:

The hop starts with Kimberly, http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com. You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!!

My Holiday's are Veterans Day

This was very simple to make

And National Native American Heritage Day

I used Paper Doll Dress up, Thanksgiving and H2O for my cuts. The patterned papers I printed My imagine and a paper pack I Purchased


Lynne will be digging in her goodies for some blog candy for one lucky winner who comments on her stop along the way along with commenting what they are thankful for!!!!!

The line-up for November includes:

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!


November Holidays:
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month: Kimberly
National Diabetes Month:  Anita
National Aviation Month: Lynne
Military Family Appreciation Month: Kimberly
1 National Men Make Dinner Day:
2 Cookie Monster Day: Jearise
10: Marine Corps Birthday:  Anita
10 Sesame Street Birthday: Jearise
11 Veteran's Day: Janet
13 World Kindness Day: Miriam
14 National American Teddy Bear Day: Jearise
16 Button Day: Lynne
18 Mickey Mouse Day: Lucy
19 World Toilet Day: Miriam
21 World Hello Day: Jearise
22 Thanksgiving: Edwina
23 National Native American Heritage Day: Janet

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on December 1, 2012 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop! 

Happy hopping
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, October 26, 2012

3 D Halloween






Welcome to I Double Dog Dare You. Each month there is a Double Dog Dare to create a project. This month, is no exception and everyone has been asked to create a Halloween creation that not only depicts Halloween but is a 3-D object.... do you dare to even create???? Let's see how Halloween speaks in a 3-D version ...

The hop begins with Lynne at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/. If you arrived at my blog by accident, don't get me wrong as I love you visiting me but I wouldn't want you to miss one single stop along the way!!!!! Here's the complete line-up just in case you would happen to get frightened and need to close your eyes.......

  1. Lynne Kirsch ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  2. Kimberly Pate ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
  3. Lucy Kelleher ~ http://love2createitall.com
  4. Lisa Peters ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  5. Anita Cannon    http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
  6. Janet Smith ~ http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

For my project today, I created a treat box using the Happy Haunting's Cricut Cartridge.



The paper for the coffin box is from TPC Studios and has become a favorite .It is double sided card stock called Monster Mash Batty
IT was cut at 8.88 inches using my Gypsy to size it and create all the embellishment.
the coffin box is on page 72
The design piece on top of the box is on page 58 I cut it in black then hide all the inner cuts to cut a slid yellow backing piece.
'The bat is from page 48 cut at about 1 3/4 inches Dracula's silhouette was cut at about 1 inch in read and again in black just slightly larger to create the shadow
I added some black and red glitter and popped up the Dracula and the bat.
Wish I had some candy to put in the box but I haven't shopped for that yet!

I am going to send this treat box ( filled with some "Treats" )to one lucky person chosen by random.org from all the comments left on my site. So don't forget to comment!


I am the last stop on your Halloween 3-D creations tour !!!! Have a great Halloween and remember the most important words "Trick or Treat"
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you've enjoyed your haunting hop
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Carving Out Good Times Blog Hop



Welcome to Scrapping with Lisa's Designs Design Team Carving Out Good Times. In Lisa's store, she has two (2) files for Carving out Good Times - the bears and the children   . The Design Team has been challenged this month to do a two-page lay-out to showcase these designs. If you have arrived from Rhonda then your carving skills are wonderful, just watch out for those pumpkin seeds and the mush inside. If you have just came upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning, so you don't miss any sp0oky LO's, then please start at Lisa's
I used Lisa's Children's file to create my layout pages. I have three Grandchildren LOL and they are my favorite subjects!!


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Lisa's files come in many formats and since I don't have a machine to cut them I use her PDF file print i out and cut by hand. I inked all the edges with Martha Stewart inks and glued then together. After cropping my photos I mated them with orange and then black CS. T patterned paper is Recollection from last year's Halloween pack.. All I have left is to put in some journaling. 


 , Your next stop in our blog today is  Lynda. but watch out for sharp knives and again, that mush inside. In case you get lost along the way due to all the seeds and mush inside of those dang pumpkins, here is the complete line-up:
Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Edwina ~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
Rhonda ~ http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
Janet ~ http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

Hope you liked my layout pages!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, October 12, 2012

October Calendar Girls' Blog Hop






Welcome to our October Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The October unique holidays are:


October Holidays:
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Lynne
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Anita
National Pizza Month:
National Popcorn Popping Month: Lucy
Week 1: Get Organized Week:
Week 2: Fire Prevention Week: Kimberly
1: World Vegetarian Day - Miriam
4: National Golf Day - Kimberly
6: Mad Hatter Day - Jearise
6: World Card Making Day - Lucy
7: Bald and Free Day -
7: World Smile Day - Miriam
8: Canadian Thanksgiving -
8: Columbus Day - Janet
11: Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - Lisa
16: National Boss Day -
19: National Mammography Day - Lynne
21: Sweetest Day - Lucy
21: Count Your Button Day - Lynne
25: Pink for a Day Day ~Lucy
25: National Pasta Day - Maria Matter
28: National Plush Animal Day - Jearise
30: National Candy Corn Day - Janet
31: Halloween - Lisa


The hop starts with Lynne ~ (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com). You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!!

I chose Columbus Day and National Candy Corn Day

To create this card I used my Gypsy and a digital file from CCR ( Cricut Craft Room ) called Classroom October and November. I cut the ship at 3 inches  I used dark brown cs for the top layer, white cs for the sails and a dark grey for the shadow layer The title was also part of the file and was cut at just under 1 inc from red cs the shadow was cut from the same dark grey cs and the little ship on the title was cut in black cs
I embossed the base of the sip with forest branches to give it some depth. The patterned paper for both my projects were from digital paper file "Vintage Summer" from My Memories created by Mel Hains Designs.  that I printed for my cards. added a bit of twine a torn blue strip for the water and some red glitter glue.

My second card is for National Candy Corn Day


I cut the candy corn image from "Smiley Card" from some very shiny orange cs and embossed it with a new Cuttle bug folder from the Midnight Haunting set. it was cut at 3.5 inches and the layers were cut from white and yellow cs the shadow layer was cut in brown.cs The title i found on the Mini monster cartridge ans cut it at Just a little larger than 1.5 inches the mat papers are from the same digital file as the first card added a little inking, stickles and a brown ribbon.
I hope you enjoyed my creations and it is time to head  on over to Lisa Peters  to see what she has created for today!  Don't forget to leave some bloggy love if you would like a chance at the blog candy!

The line-up for October includes:

Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Anita: http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Lucy: http://www.love2createitall.com
Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
Miriam - http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Lisa Peters: http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Maria: http://Joyfulstamper.blogspot.com


We have some unusual blog candy today. If you happen to notice that Lynne has Count Your Button Day for October 21, 2012. The one closest to guessing how many buttons are on Lynne's card will win some buttons. Now, how kewl is that??

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on November 10, 2012, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Thanks for stopping by and look forward to reading your comments!!!
Big Blog Hugs. Janet

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy Fall Y'All Blog Hoph


Welcome to Scrapping With Lisa Designs' DT Blog Hop.  Today we are celebrating all things fall.


For my project I used some of the elements from the Nuts 4 Fall ( click on the link to go to her store and see this and many other cute files for fall) file to decorate an acrylic picture frame found at the Dollar Store!


Details 
Frame 5X7
Squirrel printed on white CS to fit a 4x5 piece of white CS Acorn on an8.5 x 11 CS
Brown, black and orange ink
Orange patterned paper and green CS
After printing and Fussy cutting the pieces I inked all the edges and assembled the pieces.
I have been having printer problems all week and my squirrel came out 2 shades of green instead of brown so the picture I was going to put in the frame remains un-printed.



Here is the line up for the Hop

Janet ~ http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/ <--You Are Here
rhonda ~ http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com <-- Your Next Stop

I hope you Liked my little creation. Thanks for stopping by and would love some feedback!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet