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Thursday, May 31, 2012






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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"!

For Blog Candy we have a 7 - piece paper assortment of 12 x 12 pieces of paper by Paper House Productions

We have a great line-up for you today and you should have arrived from Inga'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 -Lynne's Blog


For my project I revisited my previous post and created a Mini digital album of my grandson's 3rd Birthday I was going to print it out into a hard copy but computer and printer are not speaking to each other at the moment so here are the pages I completed Hope you enjoy my tale....








I used Creative Memories Storybook Creator software to create each page.
The Paper file is from  Urban Mermaid Designs " The Wizard Of Oz Kit "

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 Berenice's Blog   and a place beyond the rainbow -

 Our complete line-up in case you get lost along the way due to those darn flying monkeys:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SST Happy Graduation and New Release Sneak Peak




Hello and welcome to Sweet Stamping Treats Happy Graduation Post and a sneak peak at the June release!! I was late with my project ( stupid computer issues) Here is my card using the new digi
"Tweet Graduates" Isn't he just the cutest and a very bright fellow!! now head on over to the
 SST Blog  to see what the rest of the DT has created and get a peak at another great digi from the June release coming out this weekend.


 

Thanks for stopping by have a great day!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Scrapping with Lisa's Designs Design Team Weather Bear Hop


  • Welcome to Scrapping with Lisa's Designs Design Team displaying Lisa's Weather Bear files, http://www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/category_13/Weather-Bear.htm, which is available in her store. Today, the complete Design Team will showcase both Rain Gear bear and Winter Clothes Bear in various ways to show the versatility of this file.

    My bear was Rain Bear. I cut him by hand inked the edges with black and brown and other colors of ink glued the pieces together used some Stickles on the umbrella tips and my bear was done.




     Then came the hard part how to present him in something other than a card or layout. I mulled a few ideas around in my head but decided on this " Weather Board"

    This is going to be an interactive board! The bear cuts and the Clouds cuts are on Magnets so they can be removed and replaced with other bears in Lisa's weather bear file!!  I'm thinking my grand kids would love this, I used my cricut and gypsy to cut the clouds ( creative memories cart 'Be Young') and fonts from 'A Child's Year and Cricut Alphabet and of course the state  was cut from 50 States cart.


    Wouldn't want you to get lost along with way of the seasons. Here is the complete line-up with both teams combined.


     



    Be sure to stop and remark at each stop along the way along with the Design Team Page, http://scrappingwithlisadesignsdt.blogspot.com/, and become a follower!!!!! Lisa is offering your choice of which Weather Bear you would like to two lucky people who have remarked and became a follower.

    Thanks again for stopping and remember to stop again the following Monday!!!!

    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Today's a busy day two posts in one day!!
If you are here for "Lynne's Fast Food Takeout Blogaversary"
please go HERE.
If you are here for SST Design Team  Project please go HERE.


Thanks for stopping by! Janet

Sweet Stamping Treats Use A Flower Project




Today we welcome three new members to the Design Team Carolyn, Judit and Tina ! The next few months will be loads of fun Can hardly wait to share and be inspired by these very talented ladies!
The requirements for today's project was to use a SST digi and include a flower in it
For todays project I created a card using two of   SST digi's " Water Can" and "Tulip Border" ( part of   the Feb freebie) I colored it with Letraset Promarkers. all the paper is from my enormous scrap bin. the ribbon is Studio g and the Sentiment is from a set I received from my dear friend   Lynne.



Hope you like my card and please head on over to  Sweet Stamping Treats to see what else the Design Team has prepared for you today
Thanks for stopping by and love to read your comments.
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lynne's Fast Food Take Out Blogaversary





This is Lynne"s One Year Blog Anniversary Party! Congratulations My friend!!!
"Would you believe that it has actually been a whole year that I have been blogging, creating projects and hosting blog hops, Oh MY!!! I am sew thankful for my friends and their help as I couldn't have done it without them! I especially want to thank Kari Sanchez for giving me the nod and convincing me that I could do this!!!!

We are having a special hop for you today as fast food take out with special sides and some are even "biggie" sized!!! There are a lot of talented ladies participated in our hop and would love for you to stop, comment and give some bloggie love as we some wonderful toy prizes for those that do in a special package!!!

Now, let's go through this drive-through of projects - the complete hop list is below complete with the directions you need to take in case you get lost along the way as we know how those birds love to eat the bread crumbs from those stale buns!"

 For My Project I created a file to put fast food coupons in I am also going to add Telephone Numbers to the cards !!






Cartridges used 
TBBM 2
Mickey Font
Fast Food Lite
 From My Kitchen
Also used Imagine more cards to print paper for the file pages.Created it all on my Gypsy

Blog Line Up
  1. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  2. Tami - http://www.tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
  3. Janet - http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
  4. Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
  5. Anita~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
  6. Michele ~ http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/
  7. Pamela ~ http://kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com
  8. Jearise- http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
  9. Susan - http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

"I'm sew glad you stopped by to check out our latest recipe, no tip is necessary but please leave a message for the establishment. Your next stop through the drive through window is   to see what they are serving!

Hugs and Love and thank you for helping me to celebrate my blogaversary!!!!"

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy Lynne's Blogavesary hop!!!
Big Blog hugs, Janet

Friday, May 18, 2012

May Calendar Girls' Blog Hop




Welcome to our May 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 May unique holidays are:

May Blog Date: May 19, 2012
  1. May is National Salad Month - Lynne
  2. May is National Hamburger Month: Anita
  3. May is Bike Month: Pamela
  4. May 1st: Mother Goose Day - Lisa Peters
  5. May 4: International Space Day:
  6. May 5: Cinco DeMayo: Lynne
  7. May 6: Beverage Day: Kimberly
  8. May 6th: National No Diet Day - Laura
  9. May 7 - 12: Teacher Appreciation Week: Lisa Peters
  10. May 13: Mother's Day: Laura
  11. May 13th Frog Jumping Day - Angela
  12. May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day: Edwina
  13. May 19: Armed Forces Day - Janet
  14. May 21: National Memo Day: Pamela
  15. May 23: Lucky Penny Day: Kimberly
  16. May 25: Nerd Pride Day: Miriam Meserve
  17. May 31st: World No Tobacco Day - Lynne and Pamela

The hop starts with Lynne (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/). You won't want to miss a single occasion!!!
For my project I chose "Armed Forces Day" ! Here is a brief History of it's inception.
 President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.
On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. 

The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense.

 For my project I created a layout to celebrate my families Service to the country. It is not quite finished I am missing photos of both my grandfathers who served during WWI. I have been wanting to do this layout for a very long time. Both my parents served during WWII and I was in the Air Force during the Vietnam Era!


I used Creative Memories "Storybook creator" software to create this page. The background paper is from "TLC Creations" and the embellishment are from a number of different digital files I have From Creative Memories , My Memories and other sources.
I have a second project which is actually an old one and the very first post I ever made to my blog but it is quite appropriate for this day!



The line-up for May includes:




Lynne: http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Anita: http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/
Pamela: http://kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com/
Lisa Peters: http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Jearise: http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Kimberly - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
Laura: http://lauraleesdream.blogspot.com
Angie: http://atuttletime.blogspot.com/
Edwina: http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
Janet: http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Miriam: http://miriamscreations.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 June 9th for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Hope you enjoyed your visit Your next stop is the very talented   Miriam !!
Thanks for stopping by !!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SST Color Challenge Wednesday

Welcome to Sweet Stamping Treats Challenge Wednesday, This month's challenge is a color challenge. The rules are that you must use purple and green and an SST stamp to enter. the winner will receive 3 SST digi stamps of their choice.
For my project I used SST Butterfly Sentiment Digi and some patterned paper I printed from files I either  purchased or downloaded for free. 



I used crayola Metallic Colors pencils to color the digi added some green bling to the butterfly the ribbon is from Wal-Mart Studio G collection I used deep purple card stock for the base rounded the top corners and used white gel pen to faux stitch around the edge The purple swirl paper is from Create With TLC and the green checked is from a paper pack from Design House Digital called Cherry Limeade by Zana Darling which is no longer available.
Head on over to SST to join the challenge If you don't have an SST digi there is one free available HERE. Come join the fun
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you're project in the challenge!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Spring Summer Imagine Blog Hop! Day # 2




Welcome to the Spring Summer Imagine Blog hop! Our sponsor for the hop is Erica's Craft Room, you can find Erica's Craft Room shop here: http://shop.ericascraftroom.com/
Erica is offering a $25.00 gift certificate grand prize for the hop! To be entered in the drawing, please leave a comment on all the blogs with your name and a way to contact you. To help prevent spam, please leave your email address in a safe manner, ie. ssmith at hotmail dot com is best. The winner will be drawn on May 20, 2012. Please check back at any of the blogs on that day. You do NOT need to follow the blogs to be entered, just leave a comment please. Some of the blogs are also offering blog candy and you can check out the details as you hop.
You should have arrived here from   Janet Royer's blog. (enter the name of the blog owner before you with a link) And if you are just dropping by and want to start the hop from the begining please start at Robin's blog here: t http://custom-comforts.blogspot.com/

Today I decided to alter my Project Calendar  This is what it looked like before! Pretty sad.







I used the JT sorry that was a mistake it was the Country Carnival Imagine Cartridge for all the paper and cuts exceot for the black numbers The black would not print correctly so I ussed black card stock instead;









Your next stop on the hop is  Doris Parker's blog. (insert the name of the next blog owner and a link please). Below is a list of all the stops on the hop.
  1. custom-comforts at http://custom-comforts.blogspot.com/ - Robin F. M. Jones (Robin F. Maggin) 
  2. LauraLeesDream at www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com – Laura Davidson  
  3. Cricut Crafty Clare at http://www.cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com/ - Clare Dempsey 
  4. Scrappin Nanapuddin at http://scrappin-nanapuddin.blogspot.com/ - Chris Zook 
  5. Janet's Creative World at http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/ - Janet Royer 
  6. LadyLuvBug at http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/ - Janet M Smith  
  7. My Bug & Me Create - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com -Doris Parker 
  8. ScrappinMyStressAway - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/ - Lori Apgar 
  9. Nana's Scrap Spot - http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/ - Miranda Enclade 
  10. Scrappin' With Chriss and Lou - http://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/ - Chriss Real  
Thanks for stopping by
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, May 11, 2012

Spring Summer Imagine Blog Hop! Day # 1




Welcome to the Spring Summer Imagine Blog hop! Our sponsor for the hop is Erica's Craft Room, you can find Erica's Craft Room shop here: http://shop.ericascraftroom.com/
Erica is offering a $25.00 gift certificate grand prize for the hop! To be entered in the drawing, please leave a comment on all the blogs with your name and a way to contact you. To help prevent spam, please leave your email address in a safe manner, ie. ssmith at hotmail dot com is best. The winner will be drawn on May 20, 2012. Please check back at any of the blogs on that day. You do NOT need to follow the blogs to be entered, just leave a comment please. Some of the blogs are also offering blog candy and you can check out the details as you hop.
You should have arrived here from Janet Royer's blog.  And if you are just dropping by and want to start the hop from the beginning please start at Robin's blog here: t http://custom-comforts.blogspot.com/



For my project i created a Mother's Day card  using the "Lori's Garden " cartridge.
The patterned papers and the brown mat were printed With the imagine on white Card stock, 
The image was also printed and cut  with the Imagine from that same cartridge.
The base card is from a package of  pre-cut cards.


Hope you enjoyed your stop and don't forget tomorrow is day #2 so come on back and join the fun.

Your next stop on the hop is Doris Parker's blog .
 Below is a list of all the stops on the hop.
    1. custom-comforts at http://custom-comforts.blogspot.com/ - Robin F. M. Jones (Robin F. Maggin)  
    2. LauraLeesDream at www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com – Laura Davidson -  
    3. Cricut Crafty Clare at http://www.cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com/ - Clare Dempsey -  
    4. Scrappin Nanapuddin at http://scrappin-nanapuddin.blogspot.com/ - Chris Zook -  
    5. Janet's Creative World at http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/ - Janet Royer -  
    6. LadyLuvBug at http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/ - Janet M Smith -  
    7. My Bug & Me Create - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com -Doris Parker - 
    8. ScrappinMyStressAway - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/ - Lori Apgar -  
    9. Nana's Scrap Spot - http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/ - Miranda Enclade -  
    10. Scrappin' With Chriss and Lou - http://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/ - Chriss Real 
      
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win the GC from Erica"s Craft Room.
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Sweet Stamping Treats New Release for May!!

Hello everyone well Having some issues with the blogging so I am a bit behind with this post.
Sweet Stamping Treats has released  5 new digital stamps and they are so darn cute! I chose the Happy Father's Day stamp to create a card for the DT new release project I fell in love with this stamp!!


The base is Craft card stock  5.5 x 4.25
Next is a brown mat and on top of that is a digital paper I got from Paulette at TLC Creations.
Hop on over to Sweet Stamping Treat to see all the new releases and get your freebie!
Big Blog hugs, Janet

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sweet Stamping Treats Mothers Day Project




Welcome to Sweet Stamping Treats "Mothers Day" DT project!For my project I created a Card Box using the MOM Label Digi by SST
(This is a sneak peek frot her new release this coming Saturday!!)


Recipe:
  • 8.5 x 11 piece of lite lavender colored card stock
  •  Floral pattern paper printed from the Spring Ti1~ me paper pack by Shery K Designs
  •  Mom digital stamp From Sweet Stamping Treats
  •  a strip of green paisley print paper from my scrap pile for the belly band.
  •  butterflies cut with a Creative Memories punch in lite lavender and deep purple and layered
  • White ribbon, purple bling and Diamond Stickles on the letters MOM and the butterfly wings and a few pop dots for some depth.
  • Here is one of many video link for making this card Box Card Tutorial
Hope you enjoyed my project for today Please  hop on over to Sweet Stamping Treats for more Design Team Mother's Day Projects!

Thanks for stopping by love to hear from you 
Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Thinking Outisde the Yoke Her Craft Kre8tions first ever Blog Hop



Welcome to Her Craft Kre8tions first ever Blog Hop which we are calling Thinking Outside the Yoke. Each Design Team Member was given a paper mache egg and were to transform this into something other than what was given to them originally. Our Design Team is to think outside of the "card" and do something other than cards and layouts. What a challenge .... could you meet this challenge?

Check out our incredible creative Design Team . . . .

Let's start with thinking outside of the yoke of our eggs . . . .
For my egg-citing project I decided to create a vase with flowers! cut the top of the egg off pierced a hole in the ends of each piece. Painted it with Apple Barrel Acrylic paint in China Blue 2 coats. Stamped little butterflies on both pieces with Tim Holtz Broken China  Distress ink. Found the perfect bead for the stem at Wal-mart in their dollar bead collection. The floral trim is from my stash of craft supplies crochet a bunch of tiny flowers in different colors, wired them with a bead for the flower center and tiny green 5 petal flower on the base and hot glued them together I cut fern pieces in two sizes and 3 different shades of green from the Cricut "Spring Cottage" cartridge.Stuck the flowers into a piece of foam packaging wrapped Spanish moss around it and put it in the cup added the ferns randomly and here it is.


Hope you enjoyed your stop and Like my transformation.  Your next stop is Kimberly on this wonderful Egg-venture! Don't forget to leave some love for a chance to win  the awesome prize offered by the group!

HerCraftKre8tionsDesignTeam ~ http://her-craft-kre8tions.blogspot.com/




We wanted to give you the complete list of the Design Team to check out their creativity. Our hops are going to be once a month which is the 2nd of each month. Please leave comments on each of the hops along the way - there is one great prize to be offered to one lucky winner with commenting on each of the stops along the way!!!

Thanks for stopping by!Big Blog Hugs, Janet