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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Boo! Oh sheet! It's a ghost blog hop. October 24th

Boo! Oh didn't mean to scare you but just wanted to have some fun and so do these incredible crafters who have made things that involve ghosts. I hope you will join us today and hop along to see what each person made.

Our hostess is Jearise from Lorby's World and her blog is the place to start at http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com . She will be having a give away so make sure to start there and see what she has to offer and learn how to get a chance to win.

Our sponsor for this hop is Jessica from SVG Attic (insert link to store http://svgattic.blogspot.com/p/store) so you have got to stop by her blog to see what she has up her sleeve. I'm sure you will gasp with delight!

Here is my ghostly creation for this hop...


  

To create this fun card I used 3 files from "Scrapping With Lisa.s Designs." The Ghost file, the  Vulture  file and the Spooky Tree file. The card base is black card stock 5.5 x 4.25 the yellow mat is 1/8 th of an inch smaller the top mat is from a 6x6 fall stack by DCWV I have had for a few years. Used some white ink to give it a foggy effect. The sentiments were printed with my computer using some fun Halloween fonts.

Thanks for floating in today to see what spooktacular creation I did and now float on to Jamie blog.

Complete line up:
Jessica from SVG Attic ~ http://svgattic.blogspot.com/


Big Blog Hugs,
Janet

Friday, October 11, 2013

October Calendar Girls Blog Hop

  


Welcome to our October Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "Octoberr, light the candles of your sweet 16!!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Lynne aka Her Craftiness which may be found at http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/. The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

In case, you get lost along the way with all the craziness of the holidaze, here's the complete line-up to follow along with the streamers, cards, lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:


October, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 
Clergy Appreciation Month

1 - National Lace Day -Janet
2 - Guardian Angels Day Laura
5 - World Card Making Day - Sandy
6 - Mad Hatter Day - Lynne
7 - World Smile Day - 
9 - Fire Prevention Day- Sandy
11 - Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day - Lucy 
11 - World Egg Day
14 - Columbus Day - Lynne
14 - Be Bald and Free Day - Jearise
16 - Dictionary Day
19 - Sweetest Day- Sandy
21 - Count Your Buttons Day - Sandy
25 - Frankenstein Friday - Jearise
27 - National Tell a Story Day (in Scotland and the UK)
28 - Plush Animal Lover's Day - 
30 - National Candy Corn Day - Sandy
30 - Mischief Night - Janet
31 - Halloween - Christine

For my first day I chose National Lace Day. I have lots of fond memories of My Grandmother sitting in the rocking chair crocheting away her favorite thing was lace edgings on hand kerchiefs. She had all the stitch patterns in her head I never saw her use a pattern ever. ( she sewed the same way no patterns) So in honor of my grandma ( we called her Memer) here is my card:

I am going to share a couple pictures of her sampler book that she created it is about 100 years olf tatered and much loved.


For my second card I chose Mischief Night the night before Halloween. I never knew that it existed until noe so ere is a little History  followed by my card

Mischief Night (also known as Devil's NightHell Night Cabbage NightGate NightMizzy Night  Miggy Night or Goosing Night ) is an annual tradition in parts of the United Kingdom,Canada, and the United States when people (primarily teenagers and preteens) take a degree of license to play pranks and do mischief in their neighbourhoods. The most common date for Mischief Night in England and North Americas October 30, the day before Halloween.






We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 2 lucky winners - 

Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls. For our blog candy, Lynne is offering a personalized mug mat monogrammed with your first initial. Please, don't forget to comment on all blogs along with leaving your email address that we may contact the winner. You get to chose either fall colors or Halloween.
Also, Lynne is offering a breast cancer awareness bracelet to one lucky winner.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Jearise. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on November 9, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!
Hope you enjoyed your vist Thanks again for stopping by
Big Blog hugs, Janet

Friday, September 13, 2013

September Calendar Girls Blog Hop



Welcome to our September Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "September, light the candles of your sweet 16!!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise of Lorby's World (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com). The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

In case, you get lost along the way with all the craziness of the holidaze, here's the complete line-up to follow along with the streamers, cards, lay-outs and super creativity of the marvelous Calendar Girls:


September, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
Classical Music Month ~ Jearise
Fall Hat Month ~
Baby Safety Month ~
Self Improvement Month ~

1 Emma M. Nutt Day, the first woman telephone operator ~ Lynne
2 Labor Day ~ Janet
2 National Beheading Day ~
3 Happy Birthday Janet Smith ~ Lynne
4 Newspaper Carrier Day
6 Read a Book Day ~ Laura
8 Grandparent's Day ~ Sandy
9 Teddy Bear Day ~ Lynne, Sandy
10 Sewing Machine Day ~ Lynne
11 911 Remembrance ~
11 Make Your Bed Day ~
12 Chocolate Milk Shake Day ~ Edwina
12 National Video Games Day ~ Sandy
13 Blame Someone Else Day ~
13 Defy Superstition Day ~
13 Fortune Cookie Day ~
13 National Peanut Day ~
13 Uncle Sam Day - his image was first used in 1813 ~
14 National Cream-Filled Donut Day ~ Christine
15 Make a Hat Day ~ 
15 National Women's Friendship Day ~
16 Mayflower Day ~
16 National Play Doh Day ~ Lynne
17 Citizenship Day ~
19 International Talk Like A Pirate Day ~ Sandy
21 International Peace Day ~ 
21 Oktoberfest ~ Lynne
22 Elephant Appreciation Day ~ Janet
23 Checkers Day ~ Christine
25 National Comic Book Day ~ 
26 Johnny Appleseed Day ~ Jearise
27 Native American Day ~ Edwina
28 Ask a Stupid Question Day (one of my favorite days) ~
28 National Good Neighbor Day ~
29 Confucius Day - Try your luck. Get a Fortune Cookie ~ Vicky

My first day is "Labor Day" always a very special day for me because my grandma and mom put on a family picnic and we all celebrated my aunts and my Birthday!! So many awesome memories. Here is my card which is in the true spirit of the day:


 My second day is Elephant Appreciation Day. Now my Mom loved to play Bingo and always had a handful of little elephant figurines that she placed in front of her  "her Lucky charms". Mot that they did much for her winning but Elephants have a special spot in my heart as well. Here is my card to celebrate Elephants:


We are offering some fabulous blog candy to a lucky winners - 
Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls. For our blog candy, Lynne is offering a personalized mug mat monogrammed with your first initial. Please, don't forget to comment on all blogs along with leaving your email address that we may contact the winner. You get to chose either fall colors, butterflies, or apples. Shown is the butterfly fabric. 

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is The very talented and fabulous Lynne. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on October 12, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.
Big Blog hugs, Janet

Friday, August 9, 2013

August Calendar Girl's Blog Hop



Welcome to our August Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "August, when you're on the beach, you steal the show!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise at http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com.  The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

The line-up for August includes:
  

August Monthly Holidays, Special and Wacky:
  • Family Fun Month ~ Jearise
  • National Eye Exam Month - Lucy 
  • Peach Month~ Michele
  • National Picnic Month ~ Laura

August, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

3 National Watermelon Day ~ Edwina
4 Friendship Day ~ Edwina
4 Sisters Day ~ Janet
7 National Lighthouse Day ~ Lucy 
9 Book Lover's Day ~ Christine
10 Lazy Day ~
10 National S'mores Day ~ Christine
11 Son and Daughter Day ~
12 Middle Child's Day ~
13 Left Hander's Day ~ Jearise
15 Relaxation Day - now this one's for me! ~Edwina
16 National Tell a Joke Day ~ Laura
18 Bad Poetry Day ~ Jearise
19 Aviation Day ~ Lynne & Edwina
20 National Radio Day ~ Sandy
21 Senior Citizen's Day ~ Janet
22 Be an Angel Day ~ Laura
22 National Tooth Fairy Day ~ Sandy
23 Ride the Wind Day ~
26 Women's Equality Day ~
27 Just Because Day ~ Jearise
28 Race Your Mouse Day -but we are not sure what kind of "mouse" ~
30 Frankenstein Day ~ Sandy
30 Toasted Marshmallow Day ~ Vicky

 My first card celebrates  Sister's Day.  



I used a cut from  A Child's Year Cricut cartridge used some bright fun back ground paper for the base mat the smaller center mat was also cut with my cricut in two sizes and embossed the whit layer with tiny hearts added the tag with sisters printed from my computer and some funky floral ribbon.


My second card is for Senior Citizens Day (That would be me!! LOL)


I used  mostly scrap paper for this one I found the "Senior Citizen Texting code online and couldn't stop laughing so I had to use it. The pic of the cell phone also was an image online just printed and fussy cut it , added a bit of brown ribbon and was done.

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to a lucky winners - 
Sandy from Scrapbook Blessings will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package. 
Laura will also be giving one lucky winner her favorite image from The Stamping Chef.. She is a new release so you will have to wait and see her... (She will be in this hop on my blog)
Just comment and give some bloggie love to each of the Calendar Girls.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is the uber talented   Laura. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on September 14, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Winner!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know who the winner of the iron on print from the Christmas in July Blog hop was : Anna of Mamaw Ann's World   Blogger Anna said...
Wow Amazing projects!!!
Congratulations Anna I sent an email to you this evening. Thanks to everyone who joined in our little hop and for all the inspiring comments!   Janet

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Rhonda's Birthday Blog Hop





Its my birthday and I'll scrap if i want to, scrap if i want to. you'll scrap too when we're all thru.
I have asked a special group of scrappy friends to join me in celebrating my birthday with a blog hop .You are going to find a ton of inspiration among this talented group!
Here I am celebrating another birthday and turning a year older. I don't know if that is a good thing or not , but let's just celebrate and enjoy the day.
If you came from Rhonda then your in the right place. If you just happened at my place please start at the beginning with Rhonda http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/  so you don't miss a thing.
On to my project shall we.. For the Birthday Girl I create an explosion bod full of butterflies.








 For the box I used American Craft Card Stock, The outer layer  is double sided and embossed the other two layers were made from colored  Card stock. In a teal like green and a light blue. The patterned paper is from many different sources Walmart new Ki brand, DCWV Mariposa. ATD from Momenta. Most I bought at Tuesday Morning, The ATC cards are a free file from "Ephenera's Vintage Garden"  and a few Butterflies printed from my Imagine More Cartridge, Embossed some of the plain Card stock with Swiss Dots and others with the butterfly folder from the cricut embossing and die  butterfly kit. The center mat was cut in two sizes from Recollections CS from the CTMH Artist cartridge and stamped with a CTMH sentiment stamp. The following link is to the YouTube video I used to help me create this box.
 http://youtu.be/IYCUdE_Rtcc
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work. Please head on over to Edwina; so you can see what they have made.
But before you go please finish reading so you know how to enter for the prizes.
We have a AWESOME sponsor for my birthday hop. She is Lisa from Scrapping with Lisa designs. She is going to be giving away a $25 gift card to her store. You can get tons of awesome svg files with that gift card. If you sign up for her newsletter you will get a free file weekly. She's also having a DT call going on. Check it out. (love her files)
We have another AWESOME sponsor. Treasure box designs she will be giving away a $10 file from her store.If you sign up for her newsletter you will get a free file weekly. (love her files)
We also have another AWESOME sponsor. my scrap chick is giving away a $10 discount code for one time use.If you sign up for her newsletter you will get a free file weekly. (love her files)
Please stop by the sponsors pages and let them know you appreciate what they are doing .
To be eligible to win, please follow all blogs and leave a message on each one. I will be announcing the winner on August 1.
Here is the blog hop line-up.
11. Lynda -   http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoyed your visit Have a happy crafty day!

Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Christmas In July Blog Hop with Scrapping With Lisa's Designs





Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop on July 27th, from 9 am to 11 pm CST. Thank you for joining me to help me celebrate our Christ's birthday. I love all things about Christmas and start planning Christmas as soon as the Christmas tree comes down. So I decided to host this fun celebration with some of the most talented crafters that I know.
I do have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower of my blog, my dt blog at http://scrappingwithlisadesignsdt.blogspot.com/. The blog candy is $25 in free files over at scrappingwithlisadesigns.com.
If you have started on this blog you’re on the right track. This hop runs all day long, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for their project! After all it's Christmas in July and who doesn't like Christmas.

Christmas In July Blog Line Up:
Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/ You are here!!!
Janet - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
Edwina - http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
Lynda -  http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
Barbara - http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
Lisa and Pam - http://scrappingwithlisadesignsdt.blogspot.com/

Now for my project, I made a set of gift tags for the holidays,







 I used three files inserted the PNG file into a word document resized it to fit a CM tag punch I have and printed then punched them out.. Inked around the edges and added christmas twine, Stamped the back with to and from and added a sentiment with to the reindeer and the snowman from Holiday stamp sets by "Pink by Design"
Here the the store links for the files I used:



I created a second proiect because I wanted to show how versatile Lisa's files are.






 I used a sheet of "Square 1" printable iron on fabric printed out her newest file cut it out by hand and ironed it to a tee shirt . I love how it turned out. I'm planning to create some fun holiday shirts for my grandbabies.
Here is a link to the file I used:



My third project is a set of thank you note cards, Printed to fit on a 3x3 card cut images out at 2.25 inches square mounted on black card cut at 2.5 inches and mounted on a 3x3 card





Here is the link to the file I used for the note cards:

http://www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/item_270/Snow-Friend-Like-You.htm

As a treat I amgoing to be giving away aprinted iron on image to one lucky person. You can choose any of the christmas images  in Lisa's store and let me know what size to print up to fitting on an 8.5 x 11 sheet

So don't forget to leave me a coment below and stop in at Lisa's store at http://www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/  to see what design you might like to have!!

Thanks for stopping by and please head over to the next blog at http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/

Big Blog Hugs, Janet

Friday, July 12, 2013

July 2013 Calendar Girls Blog Hop



Welcome to our July Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "July like a firecracker all aglow!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise at http://lorbysorld.blogspot.com. The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

The line-up for July includes:

Anita Cannon -  http://www.anitaandbugs.com

Holidays, Special and Wacky Days for July are:
  • National Hot Dog Month: Jearise
  • National Ice Cream Month: Laura

July 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days Include:

1 Build A Scarecrow Day ~ Lynne
1 Canada Day ~ Laura
2 World UFO Day ~Anita Cannon
4 Independence Day ~Janet
7 Chocolate Day ~ 
7 National Strawberry Sundae Day ~Janet
8 Video Games Day ~  Vicky
9 National Sugar Cookie Day ~ 
10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day ~ Lynne, 
15 Cow Appreciation Day - Go out and give a cow a hug ~ Sandy
17 Yellow Pig Day ~ Sandy
19 National Raspberry Cake Day ~ 
20 Moon Day ~ Anita Cannon
21 National Ice Cream Day  ~ Edwina
23 National Hot Dog Day ~ Jearise
23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day ~ 
24 Amelia Earhart Day ~  Sandy
25 Threading the Needle Day ~ Lynne
26 Aunt and Uncle Day ~   Anita
28 Parent's Day ~Edwina
30 Father-in-Law Day ~ 
31 Mutt's Day ~ 

My first HOLIDAy is July 4th Independence day! Happy Birthday America!!




To create my card I used a printable background paper of the declaration of independence  Cut   the firecracker from the independance day cartridge put stickle on the explosive part  ( the are still wet looks a lot better dry) added some patriotic ribbon and Happy Birthday stamped using My creative time stamp set.

My second day is :
 National Strawberry Sundae Day is your opportunity to indulge yourself in this delicious dessert. Strawberries are one of America's favorite fruits. When the strawberries ripen each year, it's time to celebrate. Many communities hold strawberry festivals to celebrate the harvest. At the festivals, strawberries take center stage. They are in the ingredients of hundreds of recipes.

After the harvest has come and gone, summer arrives with heat and humidity. This is the perfect time to add sweet, tasty berries to ice cream for a cooling summer treat. Don't forget to add your favorite toppings. Whipped cream is a must.

Celebrate today, with a Strawberry Sundae.



The cut is from the Sweet Treats cartridge using lots of my scraps  Added a pink ribbon and a little red bling . I miss my Friendly's Ice cream stores they had the best strawberry sundaes ever!!

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 3 lucky winners:

The Stamping Chef, http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/, is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop and has designed at least ?? of the images that have been used in today's hop. She is offering 3 of her wonderful designs, winner's choice to one lucky blog hopper that responds on each of the Calendar Girls along with her facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/TSCRecipes/, commenting that you hopped with the Calendar Girls.

Lynne will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package to someone that remarks and gives bloggie love on each of the participants.

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is The ever so talented and creative Vicky Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on August 10, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!
Thanks for hopping by hope your enjoying the calendar girls projects this mont!!
Big Blog Hugs, Janet