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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

SST Sketch Challenge for February!

Hello everyone, well today Sweet Stamping Treats is hosting a sketch challenge and your are all invited to play along.We have a fabulous new sketch for you, and we want to see you create! Use this sketch and an SST stamp to make a project and add it to the linky on the SST Blog  for your chance to win 3 SST stamps!

Here is the sketch

and here is my card


I used SST's "circle Hearts" digi and colored it with Bic 'Mark-it" markers added glitter and silver liquid pearls 
The papers are all from my stash except for the large circle Which I printed from a file I purchased from Scrap Girls I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder from the Spring Time and Borders Set  for the large mat added some yellow ribbon a little stitching and it was done I'm thinking it is missing something maybe a little lace around the larger circle. What do you think?
 Head on over to SST's to see what the rest of the DT created and get the details on how you can enter the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to hear from you.
Big Blog Hugs, Janet


Guest Designer Spot at Her Craftiness Blog

Welcome everyone to my Guest Designer post for "Her Craftiness" .

My Guest Designer Project is a card I created for my Dear Sweet Daughters 30 something Birthday.
I can't take credit for the idea though. I got it from a sweet Blogger friend Laurie (one of my first and the ones who inspired me to get into the blog world) at http://serenityscrappers.blogspot.com/2012/01/fun-birthday-card.html


My daughter is a shoe freak she has so many she needs a closet for her shoes alone ( I exaggerate a little LOL) so I decided to use that as the image on her card.
The base is a standard 4.25 x 5.5 white card.
The next layer is black Recollection card stock at 4 x5.25
On top of that I put a piece of black and White patterned paper 3.75 x5 from atd called" heart flourish" Love this paper.
The Shoe was cut on my E2 cricut at 3.5 inches the image is from one of the cartridges loaded on the E2 I used all 4 layers black for the shadow silver for the full shoe pink glitter paper for the next layer and the red on the top layer.A piece of white ribbon that I hand foded and glued at the bottom with a few silver beads.The Birthday sentiment is from "My Creative Time" along with the mat shape.

Inside I used a couple stamps the daughter is from my vast colection of un named acrylic stamps the sentiment is from K Andrews Design Stamps "Fashionable Friends" I decorated the inside to coordinate with the outside. I love how this looks and so did she!! Thank you Lynne for giving me a chance to showcase one of my favorite cards . Hope you all enjoy my card.

Big Blog hugs, Janet

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

It's Mardi Gras Blog Hop



Welcome to our Mardi Gras parade. I must warn you though while you may enjoy jumping up to catch beads, doubloons, cups, stuffed animals--whatever! Please yell at the float riders "Throw me something, Mister!" Bring a large, sturdy plastic or cloth bag to hold all the treasure you'll be catching - if you try to put all of your beads around your neck, you'll have a hard time standing up straight! Be prepared: some people get so overcome with excitement they will occasionally jump in front of you to grab what a rider has thrown to you. Don't get into a tug-o-war....there are many more floats on the way! If you're from far away, some visitors hold up a sign saying where they are from.. our local riders love to see people from far away have a good time and will throw to them to make sure they do!

The colors of Mardi Gras are: Purple which represents justice; Green which represents faith; and Gold which represents power.Mardi Gras is always held the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is music, parades, picnics, floats, excitement ... and one big holiday in New Orleans! Everyone is wearing purple, green, and gold; and adorned with long beads caught from the beautiful floats. They sit on the ground throwing balls, playing music, having a picnic, and watching the crowds walk by between parades.

Instead of beads, coconuts (which apparently is the most prized throw from floats) and other baubles, we have a great sponsor:

Sew, sit back with your beverage of choice, just keep in mind the police will be in full force watching for drunken lewdness as this is a family event! Feel free to watch in costume, as this is a festive hop!! If you have arrived from Haidee's Blog on the parade route, then you are sitting at the best seat in the house! If you have just happened to be visiting me today, don't get me wrong as I always love visitors, I would love for you to start at the beginning of our parade route at Lynne, your hostess, at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/ along with our marvelous co-hostess, Kimberly, at http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/.

 What is a party without some fun decorations. I created a centerpiece  along with a handheld mask



The box was cut from "Sweet Treat Boxes" at fit to page in purple Recollections card stock The Harlequin paper is from a digi file I purchased from  Scrap Girls and printed with my printer as are the crown Fleur-de -Lis and the coins. The picture I found on the Internet don't recall where. but love it!
For the mask I used "Chick and Scary" to cut it out on some Recollection specialty paper trimmed with emerald colored bling, Feathers and some paper flowers from Michael's dollar bins, added some golds,. green and purple ribbon from my stash. Hope you enjoy my project I had fun making it except for the Hot Glue gun part I'm all thumbs when it comes to glue guns!
Hope enjoyed my float in the parade. To continue on the parade route, Your next stop is Ashley . I would love for you to throw me your comments as to my tribute to Mardi Gras!

Here is a complete list of the participants just in case you loose your way!
  1. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  2. Edwina ~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
  3. Rachelle-http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/
  4. Kimberly Pate ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
  5. Inga Klaus ~ http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
  6. Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
  7. Dena - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
  8. Gill - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
  9. Haidee-http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
  10. Janet S - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
  11. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
  12. Lisa Woodward ~ http://mycraftyspaces.blogspot.com/
  13. Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
  14. Anita` http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
  15. Katie ~ http://www.ktsangels.blogspot.com/
  16. Theresa - http://scrappinginheels.blogspot.com/
  17. Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
  18. Laura- www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com/
  19. Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
  20. Angela-http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com
Thanks for stopping by!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet



Friday, February 17, 2012

Calendar Girls Blog Hop for February!



  • 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 February unique holidays are:

    February:
    American Heart Month - Janet - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
    Groundhog Day (February 2) - Edwina - http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
    Thank a Mailman Day (February 4) - Nikki Heat - http://twoscrappinlawyers.blogspot.com/
    Super XLVI (February 5) - Laura - http://lauraleesdream.blogspot.com/
    Kite Flying Day (February 8) - Lynne: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
    Make a Friend Day (February 11) - Edwina - http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
    Valentine's Day (February 14) - Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
    Presidents' Day (February 20) - Edwina- http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com
    National Margarita Day (February 22) - Lynne:http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
    Leap Year (February 29) - Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/

    The hop starts with Janet (http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/). You won't want to miss a single occasion!!!

    Hello everyone so glad you could join us on our second "Calendar Girl" Blog Hop!
     I got to be first up because I Chose "American Heart Month " which begins on Feb 1st.
    More women die of Heart disease than all forms of cancer combined, Some thing I have only recently learned. The American Heart Association in 2004 created a "National Wear Red Day" to help increase awareness and hopefully reduce the numbers of women who die from heart disease.
    I created a card to commemorate that event and to highlight the importance of living healthy as a deterrent to the disease.


    The card base is from a pack of Rickrack Cards by DCWV and are flat cards measuring 5.5 x5.5.
    The rest of the paper is from my from my stash. I used my Gypsy to help to create this card .The red mat is 5 x 5 Recollections card stock The hearts were cut from George and Basic Shapes in 2 different sizes to fit within the 5 inch square.  The little lady in the red dress came from "Forever Young" cartridge. Her dress was embossed with tiny hearts embossing folder (Swiss Dots for the white heart and Victorian for the red mat) The Go Red  logo I copied from the American Heart Association web site and re sized and printed on white card stock then cut it with a shape from the Sophie Cartridge and matted it on a black slightly larger cut added a ribbon and a bow.
    This is the back which I also copied from the AHA website . I added my own little note at the bottom.
    Well I hope you like my project Your next stop is Edwina who is covering "Groundhog Day" I bet she has something super in store for you!

    The line-up for February includes:
    Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
    Edwina: http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
    Nikki: http://twoscrappinlawyers.blogspot.com/
    Laura http://lauraleesdream.blogspot.com/
    Lynne: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
    Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
    Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.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 will have blog candy to the lucky recipient that remarks on each site along the way!

    Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on March 10th for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!
     Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Thursday, February 16, 2012

SST Dollar Digi Sale For Feb

 { If you are looking for the "We're Off To See The Wizard" Blog Hop Scroll down to next post.}

Welcome to SST"s "Dollar Digi Sale" for February 2012 This Digital stamp " Spring Things" will be available for $1 for the next month so hurry on over and get your copy today!
For my card I printed one of  the images on white card stock colored it with Letraset Promarkers Cut it out with a scalloped circle Sizzix die cutter  I went through my hugs stash of 'scrap' paper and pulled out some fun colorful spring prints and solids Used an EK success scallop edge punch on one end of each piece and layered them The card base is a lite green card stock cut the long way ( 11 x4.25 ) and folded in half. The sentiment is from Pink By Design "Scripted Year" and the sentiment mat is from My Creative Time  Curly Label Die.



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





Wednesday, February 15, 2012

We're Off To See The Wizard Blog Hop








  • We're Off to See the Wizard the wonderful Wizard of Oz to hopefully get the Tin Man a heart, the Lion courage, and the Scarecrow a brain! But there's the poppy fields to beware of as you could get very sleepy! The Wicked Witch but we know she's afraid of water. The flying monkeys . . . just totally freaky looking!!!! You're probably still dizzy from the spinning whirling twirling house and watching all those things passing by like a nightmare expecially that Miss Gulch on her bicycle! Poor Toto hiding in the basket, but can you blame him? Don't pay any attention to the man behind the curtain as he knows not what he speaks! And then there are the delightful munchkins that sing 3 octives highly than humanly possible. I almost forgot the good witch Glinda - how could I forget her --- she was just too sugary sweet to my standards but as a Good Witch goes, she was the best, but why didn't she just tell Dorothy she had the power to return all along and wait until the end - geesh!And then only bad witches are ugly --- come on now! Its the Merry Old Land of Oz! I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore Toto. . . .

    We're paying homage to the Wizard of Oz today with our blog hop! So, grab your beverage of choice and those ruby red slippers of yours, click them twice and repeat after me - "there's no place like home, there's no place like home"!

    We have a generous sponsor of Creative Kuts of http://creativekuts.com/ who is offering two (2) $10 Gift Certificates to two (2) lucky winners - winners will be selected by Random draw BUT you must leave comments on all the blogs today along with leaving a comment that you are visiting from We're Off to See the Wizard on their blog page, http://creativekuts.blogspot.com/, and/or like their facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Kuts/130937843644274
    Also Paper House Productions 7 - piece paper assortment of 12 x 12 pieces of paper!
    We have a great line-up for you today and you should have arrived from Tami's Blog  . If not, or you just dropped in to visit today, we don't want you to miss a single story of the travels of our "characters" from start to finish and would love for you to begin at the beginning of our hop So travel on over to Lynne's- Blog and get started on a fabulous journey through the land of OZ.


    My project is digital layout covering my grandson's 3rd Birthday ! My daughter loves to dress the kids up in themed outfits for Halloween and this particular year she chose the Wizard of Oz as her theme I was commissioned to make Dorothy's dress which my granddaughter thoroughly loved. My grandson was the scarecrow kinda cute don't you think. Well his birthday is Nov 4th so they decided to make it a costume party. Of course my daughter got to play her favorite part "Glenda" the Good Witch and my son-in-law obliged and played the Wicked Witch and my layout was born!


    The paper and embellishments are from  Urban Mermaid Designs she has some really cute digital stuff.. I used Creative Memories Storybook software to design the page !
    I hope you enjoy my tale and the layout.
    As every good story, it has a beginning and a happily ever after - Dorothy went home and all was well with the world and Dorothy told Auntie Em - there's no place like home!!!!!! AWWWW how sweet! Hope you enjoyed my project and I must send you along your way to Rhonda's Blog and a place beyond the rainbow - 


    Here is a list of all the blogs just incase you get lost along the way

    1. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
    2. Kari - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
    3. Amy - http://www.lovetocrop.com
    4. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
    5. Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
    6. Berenice - http://karbersweetescape.blogspot.com/
    7. Inga - http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/
    8. Jamie - http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com
    9. Tami - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
    10. Janet S - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
    11. Rhonda - http://scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspot.com/
    12. CallyAnn-http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com/
    13. Carolyn - http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/
    14. Shelly - http://kccroppers.blogspot.com/
    15. Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
    16. Kimberly http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com                                                                        

    Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked my project!  
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Sunday, February 12, 2012

You Light Up My Life Blog Hop

Love Is In The Air Blog Hop Day#2










Welcome to the Love is in the Air Blog Hop! You should have just come from Mindy's blog (please post link). If you are just joining the hop and wish to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog.

The complete blog hop lineup is at the bottom of this post.
...
Each blogger participating in this hop is featuring a project having to do with Valentine's Day or Love. This super-fun hop will be showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature anything and everything to do with LOVE since that is what Valentine's Day is all about right!! 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 project along the way!! Be sure to leave a comment at each hop stop to show all the participants a little love.

This is a two-day blog hop. So, please be sure to check out yesterday's treats!

  

Today's project is a Valentines day card This is a fun card, I hope you enjoy it!




Card base is Studio G  pre-made card.
 Red and white mats are from my stash of card stock 
Patterned paper is Studio G Valentine pack
The image is from "Create With TLC" and was one of many great images from  her February Club 
I used Creative Memories " Love Struck Maker" for the heart border.
Embossed the white strip with Tim Holtz Textured Fades "Springtime Background and Border Set" embossing folder.
Added some red and white  twine and 3 different size pink glitter hearts punched with the  love struck maker punch.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.Please hop on over to Erica's blog  next to see what she has to share with you!

The complete blog hop lineup is below:
Lisa Pontious - http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Kristy Asche - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
Doris Parker - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com/
Nicolette Simpson- http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com/
Lori Brown - http://savingmine.blogspot.com/
Jamie- http://myamusinglife.blogspot.com/
Scraps To Treasures - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
Ashley Townsend - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
Janet Royer- http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
Jessi Buehrle- http://mylifeinartscrafts.blogspot.com/
Angela Urell- http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/
Kimi and Pamela - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
Christina - http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/
Mindy - http://papercreationsbymindyblog.blogspot.com/
Janet Smith - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Erica - http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/

Jamie- http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/


Happy Valentines Day !!
Big Blog Hugs!! Janet

Friday, February 10, 2012

Love Is In The Air Blog Hop Day #1








Welcome to the Love is in the Air Blog Hop! You should have just come from Mindy's blog (please post link). If you are just joining the hop and wish to start from the beginning, please visit Lisa's blog  .

The complete blog hop lineup is at the bottom of this post.
...

Each blogger participating in this hop is featuring a project having to do with Valentine's Day or Love. This super-fun hop will be showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature anything and everything to do with LOVE since that is what Valentine's Day is all about right!! 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 project along the way!! Be sure to leave a comment at each hop stop to show all the participants a little love.

This is a two-day blog hop. So, please be sure to stop by tomorrow also!


I wrapped Hershey Chocolate bars in valentine paper from Studio G from Walmart1
  
The Image is a digi stamp "Tweet Hearts" from SST's valentine collection  colored with Bic Mark-It markers on white card stock. The border was done with an EK Success punch added some satin ribbon to finish it up. The Sentiment is an acrylic stamp from my collection.




I have 3 grandchildren so I created 3, each a different color of birds Hope you like my creation and come back tomorrow for another fun project!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.Please hop on over to Erica's
 blog next to see what she has to share with you!

The complete blog hop lineup is below:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

SST Color Challenge for Feb

Welcome to SST Color Challenge for Feb. T he challenge was to create a project using one of February's new release digi stamps and the colors Blue and Yellow. For my project I used the digi "Tilly and Kitty" and created a Friendship card.



The card base is Recollections  blue card stock (4.25 x 5.5) .
the yellow mat is paper from my growing collection of scraps (4 x5.25)the patterned paper is Heidi Grace double sided card stock  cut at 3 7/8 x 4 7/8 then cut in half length wise and then cut in half again to create 4 rectangles flipped two over to use the blue side on opposite corners.
Tilly was printed on white card stock, colored with Bic Mark-It markers and a Letraset Blender and randomly stamped with tiny hearts in blue around the image. cut at 2 x 3 1/2 and rounded the corners with 1/4 inch rounder matted her on a blue piece of card stock ( same as the card base ) 2.25 x 3.75 rounded the corners and faux stitched with white gel pen. finished off with pale yellow satin ribbon.
The sentiment is from My Creative Time "Happy Mail" stamp set.

Want a chance to win some fabulous blog candy then head on over to  SST to see what the rest of the DT has prepared for you today and to join in the fun.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit love to read your comments so take a moment and let me know what you think!

* Big Blog Hugs! Janet *

Friday, February 3, 2012

SST DT Valentine Project

Hello My crafty friends. Today is the start of Sweet Stampin Treats new DT term, so welcome to the new DT members. We were asked to create a Valentine project. I am into boxes of late so I thought I'd make a treat box using one of the stamps to decorate the top!



The digi stamp is called "Love You Frames". I colored it with "BIC MARK-IT markers and a couple Letraset ones. Used Cuttlebug "Organic Flourishes" embossing borders around the stamp to frame it the matted it on a dark cranberry colored card stock before putting it on top the box cover added glitter glue and stickles to make it twinkle a little.The card stock for the box is Recollections from Michael's last years valentine collection, it measures 3.5 x3.75 ans is 2.5 inches tall the lid is 1.5 inches tall before the edge was punches with an EK Success scalloped  edge punch. added a pink ribbon tied in a bow and done
.I am going to fill it with chocolate kisses and give it to someone very dear to me!Hope you enjoyed my treat box now head on over to SST's Blog to see the rest of the DT's projects and check out her stamps

Happy Valentines Day and thanks for stopping by!

                              Big Blog Hugs, Janet