Monday, March 28, 2011

Upadates and a New Winner for the Big March Giveaway!!!!

So, I have been away for these past few weeks.  I had so much to take care of.  Not a lot time for my blog...  My Princess turned 8th this past weekend, so everything else took second place on my to do list.  Good thing I did not have any Hops to do.  Did do some shopping and ate way too much food!  Was able to see my oldest Daughter as well!  Yay!, miss her so much! 

So I had announced a Winner for the March Giveaway and gave this person more than enough time to claim her prize.  I never was contacted, so I will pick another winner today!

1.  Mad Crafter- said "Your card is so cute! Love that you used more than one turtle and the twine idea is really cool. The funniest thing ever is the comment you left on my once took a turtle through customs then it died. LOL. That made me laugh so hard. So funny:)"


2.  Percilla G. said "love your book and the idea that we all need to be the change that we would like to see in the world I am now a follower
I can be reached by clicking on my name

3.  Scrappin' Sista said - "The raccoon is TOO cute! Great job on this card. TFS the inspiration and the chance to win! Many scrappy hugs!
Christel (Scrappin' Sista)
askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Okay, so I randomly picked these three comments, then from the three I had my Princess pick one name and the Lucky Winner is:  ( Drum roll Please)... 

NUMBER 3!!! Srappin' Sista!! Please contact me at with you shipping info.  You have 48 hours to respond.  If you do not respond by this time I will pick another winner.  Thank you all again for all the wonderful comments.


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Huge Blog Hop Giveaway for March 2011

I decided to do this early, since I do not have any more hops during this month.  Why keep the luck winner waiting.  First off, let me say "Thank You", to all my wonderful followers!  That phrase still makes me laugh!!  You guys really know how to make someone feel great.  I can't believe I have over 500 followers now.  Thank you so much for this wonderful feeling.  So, I had a total of 443 comments left for the entire month of March. (Blog Hop comments only)  So here is a picture of the current items that one of you will be recieving very soon.

So without further chit chatting, the WINNER OF THIS FABULOUS PRIZE PACKAGE IS!!!!!
Oh!  so sorry I hit the post button too soon!!!

The Winner is:

#431 ~  mbchoj , she said~ Cute basket love the lazy chicken it made me chuckle.

Congratulations, mbchoj!  Please email me you shipping infomation!.  I will be sending this out on Friday!
Thank you to everyone that commented and is now following me.  Don't be sad if you did not win, I will be doing another Great giveaway later today to celebrate my 500 followers!!  this giveaway will be done on my Facebook page, so if you are not my friend yet, click on the side badge and become my friend.  All I will tell you about this giveaway is, if you own any kind of die cutting machine, you will really enjoy the prize!!  Have a Great day and stay tune!  lots more fun stuff coming!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Bunny Hop Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to this Fun Bunny Hop!  So Ready for Easter to be here!  I want to Thank Michelle Clayton Peak for invited me to be part of this hop.  I had so much fun making my two projects.  So If you are coming from Nicolette's blog ~, then you are in the right spot.  If not Please start at the Beginning at Michelle's blog ~ .  You don't want to miss any of the Great Projects on this hop.  So for my first project i wanted to make a card.  So I use these Super Great Stamps I purchased from Memory Lane Scrapbooking.  These are high quality wood mounted red rubber stamps.  I am so in love with them.  So here is my card, what do you think?

I used my copic markers to color in my image, and to make the grass.  I so loving using these markers.  after I colored the image I then took some stickles and colored in the spots on the egg.  I used my Glaze pens from Sakura to color in the Lazy Chicken.  I just love this Chic!!  Then I stamped some clouds on s scrap of white cardstock and cut out the clouds and adhered them with pop dots.  I then cut out a frame using my Nesting label cookie cutter from QuicKutz.  The base of the card is the gate fold technique.  I just can't get enough of this style of card.

For my second project, I wanted to share a small Easter Basket I made Last Year before I started blogging.  I thing the cartridge I used for the basket was a seasonal one for 2010, Think it was named Easter 2010.

Then I made a carrot treat box, now this cut was made using the silhouette, by a co-worker of mine.  So I don't know what the cut is named.

Any how there you have my two, oh wait!, that's actually three projects.  Okay so a scholoar I am not.  LOL!!

So I hope you enjoyed them. Remember I am doing a Super Big Giveaway at the end of the month for all of the hops I did this month. Just to remind you of what you could win, here is a quick pic of some, but not all of the items included in this Huge giveaway.  All you have to do the be entered into this Great giveaway is follow my blog and leave me a comment here.  Simple right?.

Okay so now onto your next stop, which is Rhonda ~
Thanks for stopping but.  Have a Great Weekend, and enjoy the rest of this fun hop.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Paddy's Day Blog Hop

Wow!  It's finally here, been ready for this hop for a while now.  So happy you could join us.  I hope you are coming from  Jill ~ blog, if not please start at the beginning, with  Denise ~ .  Now for this hop, we were asked to create something with a 3 leaf clover or leprechaun, so I decided to make an action card, using the gate fold technique and my wobbles!  This is the first time I use them, and I have to say, I am very happy with my card.  I wanted to do a video, but there was just one problem, I did not know how to do it.  Still new at this blogging, so I am still learning.  I did try to take an action picture of my card for you, so I hope this will help you envision my action card.  So here is my card:

Okay, so there you have it, tell me what you think of it?  I also decided to make another project for this festive day, so here it is:

This is a picture ornament, I still have not put any pics in it, because I think I will give this as a gift to my sister.  Well I hope you enjoyed both projects.  Don't forget to leave me a comment and become a follower to be entered into my Huge giveaway for this month.  Also please, leave your contact information, should you win.  Here is a sneak peek of the prize pack, which gets bigger and bigger everyday.

Now onto your next stop with Shannon ~ .  Thanks for stopping by...


The Original ScrapBox Giveaway!!!

If you are looking for the Lucky Leprechaun, St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop please scroll down or click here ~

Now For The Good Stuff!!

This could be you chance to win one of the most wanted boxes in scrapbooking!!!!  The Original ScrapBox is having a Super Great Giveaway!  Just go like them on FaceBook and click on this link to enter the giveaway!  Who know you might just win!!  Good Luck!!!


Lucky Leprechaun, St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!  Hope you're feeling lucky today!  March is a very special month for me.  It's the month my Princess came into my life.  My life has never been the same since!  I am truly blesses and very LUCKY to have her in my life.  She keeps me grounded.  So for my project I decided to make a card using the Gate fold technique.  I'm sorry I don't have a link to the tutorial I used, but could not find it.  I will continue to look for it and post it at a later time.  So if you are coming from Scrapping Sista at, then you are in the right place.  If not, please start at the beginning with Nicolette at  So here is my card, I love how it turned out.  I used the 3 Birds on parade cartridge and the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. 

I used the Tim Holtz Distress Embossing powder on the horse shoe to give it a rust look.  I then painted the shamrock with some Smooch Pearlized accent ink (apple).

I used pattern paper collection from Little Yellow Bicycle "Lucky Me".  This is the perfect line for this month.

For the inside sentiment I used a Hampton Art stamp.  Well I hope you all enjoyed this card.  So for my Giveaway, I am doing One Huge Giveaway for the month of March.  Here is a peek of what you could win:

All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment with an email, in case you are the winner.  Good Luck to everyone!  Now on to your next stop, which is Tiara at  Thanks for stopping by...


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Crafty X- "Pink & Feminine" Blog hop

Good Morning everyone, so Zoe asked me to be on this hop and I am so glad that she did.  Now if you coming from Lisa's blog ~    Really didn't know what I was going to make for this fun hope, but then it came to me.  I will be doing the Susan G. Komen Walk for the cure, I do it every year.  so I thought I would make a mini note pad with some Making Memories paper.  I really love the way this came out.  I hope you enjoy this.

So tell me what you think, don't forget to leave a comment so you can be entered into the big giveaway I am doing this whole month.  Thanks for stopping by...

You next spot will be with Robin ~ Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, March 12, 2011

How to make an Album using a brown paper bag

Good morning everyone, Today I thought I would share with you a super fast and simple way I reuse my paper brown bags I get when I go Antique shopping.  You know which bags I am talking about.  Right?  LOL!!

Well a few weeks ago I was in a hop for Joy' and the Joy wanted us to make a book, so I decided to use my paper bag and made it into a small book here are the step by steps in pictures. I am trying to purchase some good video equipment so I can start making videos, but for now this will have to do.

 use a long reach stapler I purchased for

Okay, just a quick little reminder when you go to staple your book, flip it to the outside cover and then staple.  That you your staple closures will be on the inside.  Some of you wanted to know how I did this, so that is why I did this.  If you have any questions, just leave me a comment and I will try to get back to you.  Thanks so much for stopping by.


Friday, March 11, 2011

How to make My Birthday Badge

So, I have to start by stating that this is not my original idea, I scrap lifted it from on latest Creating Keepsakes Magazine.  Saw it advertised and just had to recreate it.  So here is my take on it.  I used the following paper stack from DCWV  The Celebration Stack.  Which I really love!  Lots of Bright colors!!!  Very YUMMY!

I start with cutting two - 2in. strips of pattern paper. 

Second, you will take your two strips, and score each strip every 1/2 in.

Third, you will start folding each score line, accordion style. ( Remember to start one strip with the first fold down and the second strip with the first fold up.  Hope that makes sense.)

after you have fold both strip you will connect one end to one strip and the other end to the other end.

You will end up with something like this;

Then you will punch out a circle, as far as size, just make sure it's big enough to fit on the back but not larger than your rosette.

Then I place the circle punch in the middle of your rosette.

Then you will place a large dot of glue, I use hot glue because it dries fast and that is what you need.  While the glue is still hot, you will gather the top edges of your rosette and push then downward and pressing then towards the center.  It's a little difficult at first but once you get it, it gets easier.  Hold the rosette flat until the glue dries.

Then you are done making your rosette.  Now it's time to embellish it.  So for this I just cut out several different sized circles .

Then I stamped the smallest one with Joy'sLife Stamps.

Then I added some bling, of course!!!

Then on the second smallest circle I added strips of ribbon to the back of the circle and looped them to give you a flower effect.

Then I glued it to my rosette, then I added the stamped sentiment.

Then I punched another circle and ran my ATG gun over one side of the circle then cut different styles and lengths of ribbon.  I then attached the ribbon to the sticky circle.  Then I hot glued the circle to the back of the rosette.

I then added the pin and clip to the back using hot glue once again.

And here is the finished Badge.
Just a little FYI, to make sure your pattern flows all around the rosette, cut strips from two of the same 12x12 pattern paper.  I did not do this on my first one so, as you can see the patterns are not the same.  So I made another one.

Well I hope you like them, and hope that you understood these instructions.  If you have any question feel free to email me at  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend.