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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

White On White Blog Hop

 This month Lorby's World of Hops has challenged this talented crafters by asking them to create something that is white on white with a touch of color. I know you will be as pleasantly surprised to see what they have come up with. There is so much talent here that I know they have risen to the occasion and have some wonderful projects to share.

So please begin at Lorby's World http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com since she is our hostess and has a give away going on with this hop. She has all the details on her blog.
Our guest hostess is Tee  http://tee-myspot.blogspot.com/2013/05/white-on-white.html  and she is offering a give away from The Cutting Cafe who is our sponsor this month.

Please visit The Cutting Cafe  http://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/ to see all their beautiful printable and cutting files.

Now let's begin this hop. Here is my project to share.

Cartridges used CTMH Artist and Art Philosophy, Kate's ABC's and Lacy Labels. 
The center mat was cut from Lacy Labels  twice 
One at 4 inches and embossed with Victorian cuttlebug folder  and the second at 3.5 inches.
The butterflies and their layers were cut from Kate's ABC's at 2 inches  I used the Swiss dot folder on the wing first wing layer and used the deboss side, the top wing layer and the body are covered with "Diamond" stickles.The roses were cut from CTMH Art Philosophy at 2 ", 1.5" and 1.25" the tips of the petals have a smidge of the "diamond" stickles.
The leaves were cut from the CTMH artist cartridge twice at !.25'
The swirl on top of the leaves was cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge at 1" and Diamond stickled as well.
The card measures 5" and the base mat is 46/8 " embossed with a folder I don't know the name of . I edged everything with a hint of silver ink from Martha Stewart.
The sentiment is from a set by "My creative Time" 
Thank you for stopping by today and your next stop to visit is Anita and Bugs.  Hope you have enjoyed your tour and have been inspired to create a "White on White " piece of your own.
Big Blog Hugs, Janet
 PS Here is a list of all the hops just incase you got lost!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

April Calendar Girls' Blog Hop

Welcome to our April 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" - "May, maybe I’ll ask your mom and dad . . .". Guess, you’ll have to come back to see what he’s going to ask your mom and dad in June . . . .LOL!!!

The hop starts with the beautiful and very talented Vicky at http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/.  The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness!!!!

You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

The line-up for May includes:

Holidays, Special and Wacky Days for May are:

National Barbecue Month: 
National Hamburger Month: Vicky

1 Mother Goose Day: Jearise
4 Bird Day:  Sandy
Cinco de Mayo:  
6 National Nurses Day:  Janet
8 Iris Day: Lynne
8 No Socks Day: Laura
9 Lost Sock Memorial Day: Sandy
9 National Train Day: Lynne
10 Clean up Your Room Day: 
11 Eat What You Want Day:  
13 Frog Jumping Day: Laura
12 Mother's Day: Kimberly
14 Dance Like a Chicken Day: 
15 National Chocolate Chip Day: 
16 Love a Tree Day:Anita 
20 Pick Strawberries Day: Sandy
2Lucky Penny Day: 
25 National Missing Children's Day: Jearise
26 Sally Ride Day – (Sally Ride Day was created in honor of the birth date of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Sally Ride was born on May 26, 1951, in Los Angeles, California.): Anita
27 Memorial Day:   Janet
30 Water a Flower Day: Kimberly
31 Save Your Hearing Day: 
31 World No Tobacco Day: 

For my first holiday I chose 'Nurses Day' only because I've spent the last 48 years doing just that!

The image I found last year it is called 'candy striper' by A Fenton I colored it with my colored pencils. The back ground paper I found on the internet just today and id from "paper bicycle Featured Friend"
All the other paper is from my scraps been trying to use those as much as I can.

My second holiday is 'Memorial Day' I have many fond memories of that day when I was a child. 

The image is from TLC creation "Vintage American Soldier" the sentiment is a quote from Lee greenwood song 
We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 3 lucky winners:

Miriam's Crafting Supplies is offering ten (10) sets of pearls to one lucky winner by becoming a fan on her new blog, Miriams's Crafting Blog, http://miriamscraftingblog.com/, 

The Stamping Chef,   http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/, is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop and has designed at least 4 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 isLynne Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on June 8, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Thanks for hopping by  and leaving some bloggy love!\
Big Blog Hugs, Janet