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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Bunny 'Hop" Day 2

Welcome to the Easter Bunny "Hop" Day 2
Today we are going to be presenting you with some wonderful projects the only stipulation being that there be a bunny somewhere on the page
If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join in the fun please go to  Erica"s Blog to start at the beginning!

For my project for today I created a basket I have a thing for basket right now ! LOLThis one is adapted from one I saw on you tube It was made with 1 sheet 8 1/2 x 11 CS plus some scraps and the bunny is from Simply Charmed

Your next stop is the very talented Haidee So Hop along and enjoy the show!
Thanks for stopping by 
Big Blog Hugs Janet

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

4. cathie-http://cathiescafe/-scraphappy.blogspot.com/ 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter Bunny "Hop" March 31 - Apr 1

Welcome to the Easter Bunny "Hop" Day 1
Today we are going to be presenting you with some wonderful projects the only stipulation being that there be a bunny somewhere on the page
If you just happened upon my blog and would like to join in the fun please go to  Erica"s Blog to start at the beginning!

For my project for today I created a box card I have been wanting to create one for a very long time I used one 12 x 12 sheet of card stock to create the box and made it a 4 inch square. 

Your next stop is the very talented Haidee So Hop along and enjoy the show!
Thanks for stopping by 
Big Blog Hugs Janet

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

4. cathie-http://cathiescafe/-scraphappy.blogspot.com/ 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Banners For Kids: Bunnies and Blossoms Mar 24 & 25

Welcome to the Bunnies and Blossoms Banner Hop for Special Needs Children.Today and tomorrow (March 24-25), 30+ fantastic papercrafters have come together to create Spring-themed banners. They will then donate these banners to Ellen (CardMonkey), who works as Admissions Coordinator at Pediatric Specialty Care (PSC), www.pediatricspecialty.com. PSC is a long-term care facility for special needs children who are medically-fragile and/or technologically-dependent. The babies, children and youths at PSC range in age from birth to 21, and are admitted from all over the country. Some are infants, born prematurely and before their lungs have had a chance to mature. Others have serious birth defects, illnesses or injuries from accidents that cause them to need tender loving care in a home-like environment -- many for their lifetimes.Our banners are meant to cheer the young patients, their families, and the staff at PSC.
If you arrived here from Nancie's Blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened to find my blog by accident and would like to HOP along please go to  Ellen ♥ CardMonkey; Blog to start at the beginning.. Here is the banner that I made and will be sending to Ellen to decorate a child's room

For my banner I used an Easter theme, Bunnies Baskets and Colorful Eggs.


Cartridges :  Paper Dolls for Everyday, Easter 2010, Sophisticated
 All the papers and Card Stock are from my stash
Inked everything with Martha steward inks Used pop dots to pop the letters up Narrow satin ribbon in pink lavender and cream for the bow on the basket and lavender to tie the pieces together.
Hope you enjoy my project would love to hear your thoughts!

 Please stop back tomorrow when the following women will be posting their banners:
CardMonkey Ashley Pam Rachelle Jessica Nancie Tami Susan Beckie Jamie Vicki Robin Jennifer Alina Debbie Lisa Cindy 
And now for your blog candy.... drum roll, please........
I DO have some blog candy to thank you for visiting us today! What's the prize??!

How about one of these beautiful handmade (by me, CardMonkey!Cricut Cozy Covers?! Each one is individually styled in your pick of colors and embroidered words! These are RARE because I do not make them for sale and I don't sew that often! To qualify, there are two steps: 1. Comment on as many Bunny & Blossoms Blog Hop blogs as you wish -- the more blogs on which you comment, the more chances you have to win. There will only be one winner, picked at random by Random.Org, 'cause ... like I said ... I really don't sew that often! It's PRICELESS!! 2. Follow and comment on the CardMonkey blog ... Leave a comment for me here and let me know if your name is picked, what 2 accent colors you'd like on your Cricut Cozy Cover, and what text you'd like embroidered (up to 3 lines). You MUST be a follower of the CardMonkey blog to win and you MUST leave a way for me to contact you if your name is picked.

Your next stop is Lori's Blog
Here is a list of all the stops for both days just in case you loose your way! Happy Hopping and thanks for stopping by

Big Blog hugs, Janet
THANK YOU to the women who made banners so lovingly!

Saturday, March 24:

  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
  2. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
  3. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
  4. Rachelle - http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/
  5. Edwina Brown- http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
  6. Theresa ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
  7. Nancie ~ http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
  8. Janet S - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
  9. Lori - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
  10. Jenny - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
  11. Jenny D - www.yogimemories.blogspot.com/
  12. Sandra http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
  13. Jeannie - http://polkacabana.wordpress.com/
  14. Lucy - http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/
  15. Shelly Lynn - http://kccroppers.blogspot.com/
  16. Beth McGee - http://motherandaughterdesigns.blogspot.com/

For Sunday, March 25:

  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
  2. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
  3. Pam - http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/
  4. Rachelle - http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/
  5. Jessica Esch- http://chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com/
  6. Nancie ~ http://alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
  7. Tami ~ http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
  8. Susan E Bermudez - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
  9. Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
  10. Jamie M. http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
  11. Vicki Wilson http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com/
  12. Robin - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
  13. Jennifer - http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
  14. Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
  15. Debbie T. - http://debbiescrafttime.blogspot.com/
  16. Lisa T. - http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com/
  17. Cindy Potentier. - http://toolsofacropingqueen.blogspot.com/
  18. Yvette ~ http://gammascreativecorner.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring has Sprung Birthday Blog Hop!

The grass is getting greener, the trees are budding, and the flowers are blooming! All signs that Spring has Sprung!
Welcome to the Spring has Sprung Birthday Blog Hop! If you arrived here from  Ashley's  blog  you are in the right place. If you just dropped in, please start at Robin's blog (http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com), our hostess and Birthday Girl! Be sure to leave a comment on each blog to be eligible for the Blog Candy that Robin is giving away for her Birthday!
This is the Blog Candy that Robin is giving away:

This candy includes the Holiday Warmth clear stamp set from Close To My Heart, bling snowflake, bling word Peace, bling word Jingle Bells and an additional "Birthday Surprise" To be eligible for Robin's Blog Candy you simply need to leave a comment on each blog in the hop.

For my project I decided to create this Sweet Treat Basket. One sheet of 12 x 12 double sided card stock scored at 4 and 8 inches on all sided 4 easy cuts (2 on opposite sides) a little glue and a few  1 x 11  inch  strips of card stock for the handle. I added 2 Lollipop flowers {first time I've ever made them super easy and cute} one on each side held together with a shinny crystal brad some fun ribbon for the bow. Voila we have a super cute basket to give a gift in or fill with "grass" and add some candy.
I will be drawing a name from all those who comment on my post for a little "SURPRISE" pack of Blog Candy. Just leave a comment for a chance to win. I will draw the winner next Tuesday March 27 th
Hope you enjoyed my project for this hop
Thank you for joining us for the Spring / Birthday blog hop. Please hop on over to Lisa's  blog

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

  Robin - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
Linda http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Patti - http://www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com
Shannon - http://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Vicki - http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com/
Carol - http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/
Suzy - http://suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com/
Jamie -http://thesassyprincess.blogspot.com
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
CallyAnn~ http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
Barbara -http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com  < you came from here
Janet S. - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com  < you are here)
Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/ < your next stop

Thanks again for stopping by!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Go Green Color Challenge for March at SST

Hello my sweet Blogger friends. The design tram was asked to create a card with the color green as the predominant color and using one of  SST's Digi stamps.

I chose the stamp "Sally" isn't she sweet and dressed her in green The card is 4,25 in. square with rounded corners the design is from one posted on "My Cricut  Craft Room" Challenges The card stock is from my stash the printed paper  I printed from a file I downloaded from the internet the sentiment is a $1 acrylic stamp from Joannes
Hope ypu like the color Green !! Head on over to SST;s Blog to see what else is cooking!! Lotts of fun happenings a huge $! satle and a Freebie as well as a give away (see my post below). How about taking the Go Green Challenge you could win 3 free SST Digi's of your choice!!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sweet Stamping Treats Give Away!!

What's your favorite stamp from Sweet Stamping Treats? If you don't know then
go check them out because Sweet Stamping Treats is giving you a chance to win
your favorite stamp!

All you have to do is head over to Sweet Stamping Treats
 and take a look through their stamps. Links to the entire line
of digital stamps are located on the right sidebar of the blog. Pick the stamp
you like best, follow their blog, then come back here to my blog and comment on
which stamp is your favorite! And when SST gets to 200 followers there will be
more prizes given away!

I will pick one winner from of the comments on this post to win the digital
stamp that you commented about. You must be a follower of both my blog and Sweet
Stamping Treats to win.

Check out the big sale on all SST  "Tweet " digi stamps

So head on over and see what happening and don't forget to play along You could win one of those cute new March release digi.s .Speaking of new releases there is also an awesome FREE digi available Now how can you resist free stuff. So get yourself on over to SST and pick up your free digi  check out the sale and join the fun!!! My give away starts today Mar 6th and ends in two weeks on Mar 20th.. 

Hope to see you play along and good luck !!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pink Buttons and Bows Card Blog Hop


Welcome to our blog hop today!!! Its Lynne's granddaughter, Lily's,first birthday and what better way to celebrate is with a little help from her friends and having a party! A beautiful baby girl with all pink buttons and bows thus we will be celebrating first birthdays using the color theme pink with a dash of buttons and bows not to mention a splash of blinng.

Sit back, grab a cupcake and punch and enjoy Lily's first birthday. If you just happened upon my blog by mistake, I want you to get your big girl shoes and panties on and start at the beginning which is Lynne at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/. SEW, if you came from Katie's  then you are in the right place.

For our blog candy, it is going to be a pink package with buttons and bows of course with a bit of splash of bling and Stickles by becoming eligible with just leaving a comment on each baby step along the way and becoming a new follower if you sew desire!! How easy is that!!!!

I created an easle card for the Birthday Girl using her favorite princess Ariel! Lots of pink and some buttons and a bow!!! Here it is closed...

and here it is open.....

Cartridges used : Ariel and Shell - Princesses Dreams come true
mat with Lily's name - Art Philosophy
Lily's name and the #1 from my E2 built in Alphabet
The white lacy strip is a MS punch
Recollections card stock in two shades of pink and ribbon and buttons from my stash.
The little pink glittery star I got from a "RAK" swap thought it looked a bit like a star fish.
Diamond stickles  and a Wobble so Miss Ariel moves!! 
The sentiment is from  a  "Pink by Design" stamps set called "Take the Cake"
I hope you enjoyed my Birthday card for Princess Lily!!
Thanks for stopping by and Happy First Birthday Lily! Your next stop along the way is Shelly !
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Here is a comp;rte list of participants just in case you get lost along the way!
  1. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  2. Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
  3. Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
  4. Erin - http://comfyonmycloud.blogspot.com/
  5. Gill - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com
  6. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
  7. Shannon http://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
  8. Katie - http://www.ktsangels.blogspot.com
  9. Janet S. - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
  10. Shelly - http://kccroppers.blogspot.com
  11. Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
  12. Lucy - http://love2createitall.blogspot.com
  13. Rachelle-http://www.creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
  14. Michele ~ http://chelescrafts.blogspot.com/
  15. Laura- www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com

Friday, March 2, 2012

Which came first - scrapbooking or stamping blog hop 3/2

Memories In Tyme Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Which Came First Scrap booking or Stamping" Blog Hop.!
 This one is all about what came first for us - and how we all started in this craft. So this blog hop will be all about what you started with and why! If you have arrived here from Vicky's then you are on the right course. If you just  happened along by accident and want to join the fun then hop on over to Lynda's to start at the beginning!
 I started with Scrap booking when I was in High School nearly 50 years ago. I was given a camera by my parents for Christmas one year and that was my very meager beginnings. Stamping came much, much, much,  did I say much later like only very recently say within the past year or so.
Here is a Picture of my first scrap book ( now don't laugh it wasn't an art back in the day)

It continued on like this for a long time, The black paper and photo corners gave way to Sticky pages with a film cover ( I don't have any of those to show because I had to remove the pics I had so they would not get destroyed. 
Then in the 90's ( that was a very long period of  time ) My daughter introduced me to Creative Memories and Scrap booking became an adventure! All that paper ( I'm a paper hoarder big time ) and glue and stickers WOW.
 To say the least I was overwhelmed with all the stuff and I take forever to complete a page  I have one or two that need to be completed and many pictures to scrap. 

I created this page and a companion one and it only took like 2 years to complete and then again not sure it is complete LOL 

  My latest paper adventure  is  into the world of mini albums. I have a couple started and in some phase of development ( same problem too much stuff to chose from) This particular one is going   to my  Aunt who will be 90 this month!

My love of paper has recently gone digital and that is loads of fun and I don't take as long to complete a page. Here is my latest project

As for stamping well that is a very recent interest, It started with sentiments and has now progressed to images and coloring. I am a real novice at it!
Well I hope you enjoyed your journey through my  scraping life Would love to to read your comments
Your next stop on your journey  is the very talented  Lisa  I am certain she has something truly awesome to share with you.Thanks again for stopping by
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Thursday, March 1, 2012

SST Birthday Card Project!

Today's project was to create a Birthday Card using a Sweet Stamping Treats Digi
I love this tweet image !

Thanks for stopping by
Big Blog Hugs, Janet