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Friday, January 27, 2012

Lynne's Mad Hatter 60th Birthday Tea Party Blog Hop

Picture It Perfect Blog Hop - Jan 28th

Welcome to the "Picture it perfect 'Blog hop. If you arrived here from Angie's Blog  then you are headed in the right direction. However if you just happened along my post and would like to start at the top then you will have to head on over to   our Hostess Gill's  Blog to start at the beginning.
 Our challenge was to create a card using a photograph or a picture from a magazine or any other picture we wanted.Sounded easy enough! Right. Well I found it way more difficult to do. after deciding on my picture it took me "forever" to put my project together. This is the picture I chose for my card

I don't recall where I got this picture from but I just love the colors and the refection in the water, and here is the card I created!

The base is craft card stock 5.5 x4.25 the pattern paper is from my scraps pile I cut  a scalloped oval with a large Sizzix  Framelits Die
the ribbon is from Joann's the maple leaves were punched with a leaf punch from Creative memories and distressed a bit to give them a little dimension.The sentiment was stamped with tuxedo Black ink with an stamp from one of My Creative Time stamp sets.Glue dotted a couple little green buttons and drew a line one the card stock with a red gel pen around the
 patterned paper.
Your next stop is Michelle  's  blog so head on over to see what she has in store for you today.
Here is a list of all the participants just in case you  get lost along the way!  

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sweet Stamping Treats January DT Choice Project

Welcome to SST Design Team Choice Project for January!

I chose the Digi Stamp Tweet's Sports Car. I wanted to create a fun Birthday card and this is what I came up with.

The card base is from Recollections White card stock All the rest is from my stash. The digi stamp was printed on Staples 110 lb White card stock and colored with Bic Mark-it markers.  The red and white check paper is a digital paper I  downloaded and printed called Little Piggy but I can't remember from where!
T sentiment was typed into word and printed then cut wit a dye from My Creative Time.
Thanks for stopping by. Now head on over to SST and see what the rest of the team has prepared for you today.
 Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Saturday, January 21, 2012

SST Highlights Blog Hop January 21

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Butterfly Kisses Blogaversary Hop

  • Hello My Friends!

    Today my friends and I are having a hop to celebrate my one-year anniversary of my blog which is Jan 20th. I can't believe how fast time has flown by!! I am thrilled to say that it was an exciting and amazing year...I have met some of the most wonderful friends in the crafty world and there were many that helped me on my crafting journey...thanks to you all! and my followers who supported me and cheered me on as well! I am excited to continue the journey and share with you the amazing talent that is out there as well as my own creations...you are all a blessing!

    If you arrived here from Vicki's you are on the right track .If you just happenned along and want to start at the top then go to Kari's   because I want you to have a chance to win some blog candy. Don't want to miss the fun either! :)

    We have the best sponsors for our hop that will just blow your mind!!!
    1. Shannon Keith Leffew has a gift certificate for flowers in her Etsy Shop
    2. Creative Kuts a $20 Gift Card at http://creativekuts.com/
    3. 2 birthday cards made by her, Stamp Set from www.gettingcricky.com PLUS $10 Gift Certificate for Little Scraps of Heaven

    Positive Thoughs Stamp Set
    all that she is asking that you stop by her blog at http://www.scrappingmamma.net/, become a follower if you aren't already at her blog, and leave some bloggie love telling her that you are hopping with Butterfly Kisses Blogaversary
    So, make sure you give bloggy love to all my guest designers and of course me! ...hehe...and have fun hopping along the way.

    So without further ado lets get the party started. The only requirement I made for this party was that everyone had to put a butterfly or butterflies in their creation.

     For my creation I made an Anniversary card  for an anniversary celebration!

    I love butterflies but my all time favorite is the Monarch and I love how my card turned out

    I used the Picturesque Cricut Cartridge for this butterfly and cut her from black and orange card stock at different sizes ( I cut 5 but only used 3 the largest and the 2 smallest) starting at 1.5 in, 1.35, 1.25, 1.10, and 1.00 in. using my gypsy
    The oval mat was cut from a Scalloped Oval Sizzix Framelits with the Cuttlebug and embossed with a cuttlebug folder called Brickyard. I inked the edges first with silver then black,I used some thin popdots to place the mat and then gave the butterflies some demention by folding back their wings stightly and sticking them down withsmall glue dots. I also litely inked around the butterflies with the silver ink  I used a standard 5.5 x4.25 card base in white an orange mat 1/8th of an inch smaller a black mat 1/8 in smaller than the orange and a patterned paper( from where I don't recall but love it!) an 1/8th of an in smaller than the black mat. Added a small grey satin ribbon bow and the sentiment which is from My Creative Time Stamp set "Gift Card Sentiments in black ink.

    Thanks for stopping by and make sure you don't forget to give some love! :)

    Your next stop is : Linda's Blog

     Here is a complete list of all the stops just in case you get lost along the way.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

SST "Dollar Digi Sale" for January 2012

Welcome to SST"s "Dollar Digi Sale" for January 2012 This Digital stamp "Hearth Circle" will be available for $1 for the next month so hurry on over and get your copy today!
For my card I printed the image so it measured approximately 3 inches across, colored it with Bic Mark-it pens used some white stickles and silver liquid pearls to give it some bling cut it out pierced hols in the scalloped edge for a lacy effect. I went through my hugs stash of 'scrap' paper and pulled out some fun colorful prints and solids   inked all the edges with light brown chalk ink added some satin ribbon pink rhinestone hearts and stamped it with an acrylic ($1) stamp by "G" studios   and we are done!!

Hope you like my little project. Now head on over to Sweet Stamping Treats to see more projects with this months $1 digi!
Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by.
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Calendar Girl January 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 January unique holidays are:
January 16:

1.Trivia Day (January 4) - Lynne: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

2.National Bird Day (January 5) - Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/

3.National Hat Day (January 15) - Edwina - http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/

4.Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16) -

5.National Popcorn Day (January 19) - Lynne: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

6.Chinese New Year (January 23) - Michelle Ferris: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/

7.Opposite Day (January 25) - Lynne: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
The hop starts at Her Craftiness (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/ ). You won't want to miss a single occasion!!!

For my Holiday I chose National Bird Day and what bird is more appropriate than the Bald Eagle!

The eagle print I got from Create with TLC , Paulette is amazing with the number and diversity of her creations. The paper and ribbon all came from my scrap stash. I used Bic Mark-its to color yhe eagle.
Hope you enjoy the hop

The line-up for January includes:
Lynne: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/ 
Michelle Ferris: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Edwina: http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/

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!!!!!

We do have blog candy which is a 2012 Monthly Planner for you along with a special treat today by stopping by and remarking on each blog to keep track of all the hops you are participating in along with all the new occasions to make your new cards!!!
Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month!

Big Blog Hugs! Janet

It's All About the "70's"

70's Hop

Welcome to the "All About the 70's" Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature anything and everything related to the 70's!!   So pull out your bell-bottoms and peace signs, and join us for the FUN...  You'll find an array of ideas throughout this hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every GROOVY project along the way!!  This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to check it all out (besides, we have a FAR OUT prize for a random someone who visits and comments on each stop for each day!!)...

We can guarantee some psychedelic excitement for this event... So let's get hopping!!  If you've hopped over from Lori's Blog, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog...

For the hop today, I've created a Digital layout.  I entered the 70's in my early 20's, I enjoyed the music of the Captain and Teneal, Bruce Springstein. and The Carpenters. More of a traditionalist in life style I spent the early part of the 70's as a Nurse in the Air Force ( my way of a positive approach to a bad situation re the Vietnam War), Met my husband and got married (73) Moved to Alaska (74) had my daughter (75) and moved from Alaska to Florida (78). Very normal traditional stuff. Most of my picture of those years  are on Slides and not readily available to print ( something I need to rectify) so I went with what I had. ergo a layout of a  wedding photo. I hope you enjoy the presentation .

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Now follow the links below and remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!  Can ya dig it???

*** Please post the inlinkz code for the day of the hop you are participating in ***

70'S HOP DAY ONE (January 15):

70'S HOP DAY TWO (January 16):

Thanks again for stopping by and love to know what you think so please leave a comment!

Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Saturday, January 14, 2012

History In My Time Blog Hop

Hi!!  Glad you could stop by and join us as we take a stroll through the last 50 years or so of History!
It should prove very exciting and interesting so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and lets get strolling.
If you came here from Christel's Blog then your are on the right track. If however you just happened upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning please go to Jamie's Blog to start at the top!
 Each of us has chosen a historical or significant event from our life and created a project around that event.

I chose the "First Man To Walk on the Moon" as my historical event and created a Digital Layout of it.
 I hope you like my presentation.

To create this Layout I used "Creative Memories Storybook Creator 4.0" all the papers and mats are from digital files from CM. I got the photos and the information from Wikipedia.com. I really enjoyed putting this presentation together I can still remember where I was when the news came and how I felt. It still gives me goosebumps when I think about what was accomplished then and since.

 What is a Hop without a little Blog Candy well our Hostess Jamie is offering  a grand prize of 4 digi stamps from the    scrapbookstampsociety.com to people that post on each blog.
Your next stop is  Lisa's Blog so head on over there and see what she has to show you!

Here is a complete list of all the participants just in case you get lost along the way!

Jamie - http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/

Vicki W - http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com/
Christel - http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
Janet - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Jennifer - http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
Anita - http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by and I really would love to hear what think about my project!
Happy Hopping!!
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Love Bugs Banner for Kids Blog Hop

Welcome to the “Love Bugs Banners for Kids” Hop.

Forty very talented crafty people have come together for a two day hop (Friday, January 6th and Saturday, January 7th) to showcase handmade banners that will be donated to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care. The hope of these banners is that they bring smiles to these children's faces and awareness of Pediatric Specialty Care to all those that hop along.

The “Love Bugs Banner for Kids” Hop has some awesome sponsors and prizes to give away to all those that hop along and leave comments. The more blogs you visit and leave comments at, the more chances you have of winning. That means if you hop through all 20 blogs each day and leave a comment on each blog then you are in the drawing 40 times!

Our Generous Sponsors are:

Jellypark Digital Stamps will award 2 free digi-images to one winner.

K Andrews Designs has donated a stamp set to one winner.
Robyn's Fetish will donate FIVE digital images of the winner's choice as a prize!

Now on with the hop....If you have come from Jearise's then you are on the right track but if you have come here by chance – great! but please start from the beginning at Ellen's and continue through from there.

For my "Love Bugs Banner" I chose to use a ladybug theme and the word Hugs. I really love how it turned out  I only wish I had better pictures to share.
This is a full shot of the banner:

Here a couple close ups

I will have to apologize before I start my description I am very bad at writing down my measurements so these are approximates
I used the imagine to cute the hearts It ha the shapes as part of its software. I believe they were cut at 4.5 inches for the red  and 4.2 inches for the white with black dots.
The red card stock is Recollections from last years valentine pack.
The white doted I printed on white card stock from a free file from  Gina K Designs Stamp TV. Love her tutorials.
The Ladybug is from a free file from Digi My World . She has some really great designs both free and for sale. The lady bug was printed on white card stock so it measured 2 inches for the larger ones and 1 inches for the smaller.
The green and blue paper were also printed from a free digital paper file I got
from My Grafico Digital Arts and Crafts Store. They have tons of fun stuff both free and for sale! I used the green  cut at 1.5 inches by 11 for the rossett edged with EK Success punch The blue circle were cut at 1 inch from the imagine scalloped circle,
The letters were cut at 2.5 inches from Ashlyn's Alphabet and the shadow in black.

Thank you for joining us today on our “Love Bug Banner for Kids” Hop for the children of Pediatric Specialty Care. Please continue on to Denise's blog and have a wonderful day.

Here is a list of all the blog participants for  Day one in case you get lost along the way:

1.Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/

2.Sandie Dunne - http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
3.Lori Apgar - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
4.The Scrapbooking Queen~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
5.Linda Simpson - http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com/
 6.Lisa Lam- http://craftylam.blogspot.com/
7.Jenny (Crazy About Cricut) - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
8.Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
9.Haidee- http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/  
10.Carol - http://cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
11.Edwina - http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/ 
12.Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
13.Janet S - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
14.Denise - http://vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com/
15.Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
16.Teresa - http://scrappintplace.blogspot.com/
17.Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
18.Dena - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
19.Martha- http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
20.Erica http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/

Thank you for stopping by
Big Blog Hugs! Janet

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sweet Stamping Treats Design Team Call!!!

Hi all my creative friends! Have you ever watend to be on a Design Team?  Well here is your chance. Sweet Stamping Treats Is  hosting a design team call right now . Pop on over to the link below to get the details !!!

SWEET STAMPING TREATS: New Year, New Design Team Call


Good luck to all who apply! Happy New year!
Big Blog hugs! Janet