Friday, December 21, 2012



We are so happy you are here! Please be sure to start at the beginning at Heather Lynn's blog http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com/
so you don't miss out on a thing! We have all made some super cute owl themed projects to share with you today! You will not only get some inspiration~ but you could win prizes, too! Heather Lynn is offering one hopper a really fun prize. You must FOLLOW and COMMENT at all of the stops to have a chance to win the Grand Prize! There will be lots of other candy offered along the way! Please take your time and visit all of the blogs! You have all weekend to do so. Please be sure to let us know at the last stop (at Pinque Peacock) that you followed the rules to be included in the random drawing for the Grand Prize! Did you see all those goodies at Heather's blog?? WOW!!

I'll have blog candy!! It's a surpise! It is Christmas you know?? CTMH stamps, or crafting supplies... you never know! I may even pick a couple of winners!! Leave a comment, and be a follower and how to contact you please!

You should have come here via Christina Capps - http://cema1cema.blogspot.com/ You don't want to miss any blogs.. great prize from Heather our Hostess!
Now for my project (s) First I made an Owl to wish my clients HO HO HO OT! during the holidays! How fun is he??

The paper 9 x 10 from a stack at Hobby Lobby, owl is from the Silhouette store, and Ho Ho Ho is from CTMH Art Philospy. I cut the extra OT from Cricut Keystone. Layered the lettering on an embossed background, then a red mat and added some brads and a ribbone. The Ho Ho HO/mats were my Christmas cards this year... The clients loved him as I perched the frame (Wal-Mart) 1.97.. where they sign in at each day. Then I made two additional Owl projects... because once I knew I was going to take part in this hop, owls seemed to pop up everywhere!

 
This blingy owl is a sticker (Paper Studio) from Hobby Lobby. Being in pink, I"m sure it's a girl but doesn't she look like she's ready to party? How could I not invite her to this party? The sentiment is from a CTMH Valentine set, so for at least once, I'm ready for an upcoming holiday.. I put the owl on the black background so she'd pop, layered it on a pink mat, all on a white base. I stamped on white, layered it on pink, and then onto the black. Added some pink twine, with a gold heart button, and done! Quick and easy, but oh so cute!!
 


This owl is a Print and Cut shape from Silhouette. I just didn't cut it out.. but cut a rectangle, layered on a green patterned paper, on a white base. I love white bases so it's easy to add a message or sentiment inside the card. I stamped Thinking of You (CTMH) okay, can you tell I sell CTMH? Added some green gems for some bling, and again, quick and easy but so cute! I don't think it has to be time consuming to create a great card to convey a special message, and your receipent will be thrilled you thought of them! I hope you enjoyed your visit here. I hope your holidays are blessed and please continue to pray for the victims of Newtown, CT, as these parents/families face the holidays without their beloved family member. Now from here you're off to: Paula http://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com/.

Thanks so much for joining us!! We really appreciate each and everyone of you!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

 


Brrrr--- It's the first day of Winter and last night we had snow! And wind! Mostly wind.. but some snow and at this point, less than an inch but who knows when I get up in the morning.. my granddaughter was so excited. We didn't get much snow last year! Anyway-I hope you started at Ashley's blog http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com/. She's got prizes for this hop, so don't miss out and be sure to check for any special instructions over there. Now here at my blog, since it's the holidays and I'm in a giving spirit.. I have blog candy as well! CTMH stamps, other misc. crafting supplies... it'll be a grab bag of fun, certainly not a "dirty Santa" kind of thing.. so how to win??? Please leave a comment, good, bad, or just holiday greetings if you want.. and if you want to follow me, that's super!! I'd love to get to 400 and if and when I do, there'll be a big party and give away!! You should have come here via Vanessa http://wwwpaperkraftsunlimiteddesings.blogspot.com/ blog. Don't miss any blogs on the way, there's awesome projects to give you plenty of ideas I'm sure! I'll have to hop when I get home from work.. that pesky work gets in the way of my fun! Here's my project, I made a 2 page layout all ready for our Snow Fun this winter!
 
 
 

I used some cute snowman paper from our Hobby Lobby. Added some blue mats and layers from a paper stack. The icicle toppers are from a Creative Kuts file, and the snowman at the bottom are from a package of die cuts from Wal-mart. The Jack Frost nipping at your nose was printed in a white gel pen from a Silhouette file with my Cameo. I love how you can print fine lettering.. and the white gel pen really gives it a frosty appearance. In both corners are flourishes that looked like Jack Frost was blowing snow to me. They don't show up well in the photos, but there are snowflakes on them and I added bling to those. The white box is earmarked for some journaling so bring on the snow and I'll have photos in no time for this layout!
 

Thanks for stopping by today! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Good Morning! And Merry Christmas to all! Well, I"m a bit early but it's my turn to post today for Creative Kuts and I wanted to be sure to tell you all that I hope your holidays are special. I, along with most everyone in our country, have been grieving over the loss of the 20 children and 6 adults in the horrible events of 12-14-12 in Newtown, CT. I can't begin to imagine the loss they must feel and it made me stop and think of my family, and how blessed I am. I have hugged my grand daughter tighter, prayed for the ones that live in other states, and for all my family members. Today I used a file, Ribline http://www.creativekuts.com/Rib-Line-RL6.htm?categoryId=-1. I know Cheryl created this for her son and his restaurant. He's quite the chef and has competed in food cook-offs. My family loves to grill out too and when we do, usually everyone's invited. Take a look at my layout, then I'll fill you in on who's who's...

 
This was Easter 2011-okay, I'm behind.. but now seemed liked a good time to go through some photos and remember how important my family is to me. This is my nephew. We were all at his house and he is the grill king! Hamburgers, Hot dogs, Brats, and gosh knows what else was on that grill but it was full! On the 2nd page, is from top left to right, my oldest daughter, myself and my sister, myself and my granddaughter. In the bottom photo is my niece, and her two daughters, my nephew's youngest daughter and my granddaughter. Do you see my silly brother-in-law in the background making faces and waving his arms? I used some checked background paper that reminded me of a tablecloth in a homey diner.. I cut all images out with my Silhouette Cameo on white cardstock and used Copics to color everything in. I cut the top and bottom borders with a Martha Stewart punch. We had a fun time watching the kids hunt Easter Eggs, and eating, and just spending some time together this year. The weather was a little chilly but not too bad to enjoy a day outdoors.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday, and that you'll want to document your family's precious time and to make it easy, check out Creative Kuts store.. http://creativekuts.com/ for files that will fit any occasion. Be sure to head over to Facebook and like Creative Kuts fan page. There is always fun there! Don't forget to visit the blog at http://creativekuts.blogspot.com/ for other great projects daily! Please take some time to say a prayer for all those involved in this tragedy, and remember them as they lay to rest the victims of this horrorific event. God Bless!

Thursday, December 13, 2012


 
 
Welcome to our Gingerbread Blog Hop today! We've cooked up some great projects today for you! I hope you started at Ashley's blog-  http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com to see all the great prizes and how to win them! And I too have some blog candy! A Christmas Stamp Set from CTMH! To be eligible, leave a comment and be a follower!
You should have started at Ashley's  but if you just happened onto my blog today please start at Ashley's-  http://thebloghopprincess.blogspot.com
 
You should have come from Elaine - http://ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com to here! Aren't there some great Gingerbread projects along the way so far?
 
For my project I cut out a card base from the Silhouette Store. I lined it with a white background to make the Gingerbread boys pop. I added a red background, layered white, and stamped Warmest Wishes  from a CTMH stamp set. I added some red and white twine with a button! The 2nd photo shows my stamped sentiment, also from the same stamp set.
 


 
This card is just what you need for the holidays if you plan on making cards at the last minute. Quick and easy but so cute!! Happy Holidays! Thanks for stopping by! I've posted the entire line up for your convenience, but from here you head to: Haidee~http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
 
 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012


I just made this two page layout using a new file over at Creative Kuts.com. Aren't these reindeers cute? I'm going to put all 4 of our grandchildren's photos in the mats. Look at the reindeer on the bottom photo, he's got a snowball ready! I added some stickles to make the trees glisen. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012





Welcome to our yummy hop today! Cookies make everything better don't they? This time of the year we're making our favorites!! If you just happened onto my blog, please start at Lisa's,  http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/ so you don't miss out on anything! If you're hopping then you shoud have come here via Diana - http://daisylovecreations.blogspot.com/  Now here at my blog it's all about the Chocolate.. which I love but these are NOT my favorite cookies. They are my hubby's and every holiday, my oldest daughter has to make these for the family get together. That's her speciality! We all have those one dishes that everyone knows we're bringing and if someone brought it, it just wouldn't taste right! Mine is the Dressing! Anyway back to cookies, here's my layout, then we'll chat about it.
 
 
 
I cut the title from a Silhouette file. The little boy is from a Creative Kuts candy bar wrapper. I added our recipe for No Bake Cookies and photos of my daughter and her daughter ( who loves to help in the kitchen) and my hubby! He'll eat the whole batch if you turn your back. We usually try to make them when he isn't home and just leave him a few out to enjoy before the big dinner. Otherwise, these are his appetizers!  that little boy is already grabbing one for himself! And if he does see them, and they are set up yet, he'll get a spoon and rake them off the waxed paper. This recipe is so easy and never fails, but the secret is to let it boil for one minute!! Sets up great every time! They do have oats in them so I wonder if that makes them healthy? And now they say, Chocolate is good for you, so hey, a two for one in the snack/health area! That's my story and I'm sticking to it or it could be sticking to me if I changed my mind about these being my favorite. Happy Holidays and may they be the sweetest ones ever! Now on to Maria Matter ~ http://joyfulstamper.blogspot.com/ to see what's she got cookin' for us! Have fun!


Hello! So today is Thursday.. I know I usually post on Fridays for Creative Kuts, but on the December Calendar.. got moved up! Maybe I should title this "Moving On Up!" It's really Holiday Prep (http://www.creativekuts.com/Holiday-Preps-HP1129.htm ) and aren't we all in the midst of preparing for the upcoming holidays? I used this file to make this 3 page layout! Check it out, then we'll chat!


 
Aren't they cute?? All my little Gingerbread people are making cookies.. how fun are they? This is one file! If you're a card maker, or a scrapbooker, this file will give you plenty of options! The stove would be a great place to park some journaling (date/month/who's in the photos, etc.) or how about making one of the componets open with hidden messages or a tag with your favorite cookie recipe? I layered mine on what reminds me of  a tablecloth in a diner. Added mats/borders and my places for photos, recipes, etc. This could be used in a Recipe album as well!  I added some bling near the photo mats, and trimmed up their little aprons, and added a bow. All these pieces are easy to cut by hand if you don't have the ability to use an electronic cutter. Creative Kuts has a ton of new files over in the store, http://www.creativekuts.com and lots of ideas on the blog at http://creativekuts.blogspot.com
so be sure to check out both those sites!! Thanks for stopping by today and have a sweet holiday season!


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