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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