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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.
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:


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