Thursday, March 28, 2013

Welcome back to the Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop!!!
Brought to you by Deezy Does It!

This "Weekly" Pimp-Out/Showcase Hop is to gain new followers as well as bring more traffic to your blog and at the same time receive greater exposure.  It is also a great way to meet other bloggers, exchange ideas, get great tips and learn new techniques; all while showing your "art".

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This week's Pimp-Out/Showcase belongs to Me, Janet, from Janet's Creative World.
Welcome and I'm happy to meet you! My hubby and I are "empty nestors".  We have 2 sons and 2 daughters, with 4 grand children between 3 of those! We love spoiling them, especially the one who lives the closest, and then sending her home! The others live out of state but are always in our hearts. I have been crafting since I was young, yes, even then, there were crafts! My aunts taught me how to crochet, knit, needlepoint and any other craft they thought I'd enjoy! I loved to sew my own Barbie clothes! She was well-dressed between what they made and I made!
I became involved with Girl Scouts, as a girl, but what changed my life was when my daughters became involved and I was the leader! I loved it!! Finding new ways to earn a badge, or trying something different kept me busy but the girls who are now entering their 30's and 40's, still tell me how much fun they had! When I joined the staff of the local council I thought I had died and gone to heaven! I loved interacting with the girls as well as the adults and sharing tips and what they were doing! 
Now I'm concentrating on paper crafts, both card making and scrapbooking! I currently design for Creative Kuts who is sponsoring this week! I also design for Kreative Karma Blog, a group of friends who just love to craft and showcase our products, and Cuttin' and Stampin'. That's a Challenge blog so check it out if you haven't! I also design for Pinque Peacock, which is unique handmade fabric and felt flowers, buttons, and stick pins! 
I am a Tool/Machine OCD victim! I have Cricuts, Cartridges and now the Cameo! I love all the SVG's and other digital files out there! 
Enough about me, here's a project I made today from a file that is one of many new ones over at Creative Kuts! Check it out:


I used CTMH (which I sell if you need anything) and just love these cute bees! They'd be great on a card as well, maybe a stamped sentiment such as Be Well, Be Happy, etc. I inked all the pieces, layered them and arranged them on the background paper which resembles honeycomb! That sun just makes me smile, especially since it's spring but we got all that snow these past few days... I have plenty of photos of my newest grandchildren to put on the mats who are always "just beein' cute!".
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out how to win the giveaway and be sure to link up with us!

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Creative Kuts is sponsoring the blog candy for this week's Pimp-Out/Showcase.  They had such a great response from the previous times they have sponsored that they've decided to sponsor again.  Up for grabs for this week's give-a-way we have the Creative Kuts file used for the project, Just Beein Cute Package.  
Creative Kuts offers paper piecing cutting files and digital designs.  They provide original, one of a kind, artwork to create your scrap-booking memories and crafting needs.  Their mission is to provide paper piecing patterns and cutting files for your enjoyment.  They are the place for unique cutting files and 3-D craft projects.  All artwork is design by Cheryl and Robert Walton.
Creative Kuts also offers die cutting machines and pre-made scrap-booking kits.  Just add your pictures and you are set.
Creative Kuts would like to invite you to come hang out with them.  They have 2 groups set up for their fans on Facebook.  Creative Kuts Posts and for the Spanish speaking ladies Las Chicas Creative Kuts.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

 
Today I'm just posting a quick project I did for my clients. I stamped the tag with a Close To My Heart set called "My Peeps" It's a cute set, then I colored the eggs in with spring colors, inked the edges, punched a hole, and rounded the corners.
 
 
 I purchased 10 boxes of Peeps. I love Peeps.. all colors. With my granddaughter's help, we put 3 peeps on a skewer, put into a clear bag from the cake decorating section at Wal-Mart, tied them with red curling ribbon.


 
 
We put them on in a springy napkin lined basket, added a cute pink bunny. She decided to make a few more for her Girl Scout meeting later this week. She was concentrating on coloring the tags..
 
 
As the tag says- Happy Easter to my Peeps! And I hope you have a Blessed Easter as well!

Monday, March 25, 2013

#12
Challenge: Easter.
(it does not have to be an A Muse stamp set)
Dates: March 26, 2013 thru April 1, 2013


That means Spring colors, well if Spring has hit your area... still wintery in mine!
Janet Royer here to encourage you to share your projects today!
I in hope that we'll be able to hide eggs and find them at this point! As of Sunday, we had 8 to12 inches of snow predicted! Say What??? That groundhog needs fired! Okay, back to the project...
I made this 2 page Easter layout. Check out my blog for details at


Have a Blessed Easter Season!

Please make sure your blog posts has a link back to us.

Thanks for participating in this weeks challenge. Winners will be announced on April 5, 2013.

Enter your submissions here.

Friday, March 22, 2013

 Blog Candy
Close To My Heart Vanessa Toro Independent Consultant is giving away $10.00 worth on CTMH products.

Follow me on 
Follow My Blog and you will be entered for the giveaway.


Scraptastical Kreations


 Scraptastical Kreations is giving a Gift Card for $10.00 worth of files
Be sure to follow Scraptastical Kreations on Facebook and mention 
You came from the "Easter blog Hop"




Here is the complete line up in case you get lost along the way

Robin http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

Now for my project! I made this 2 page layout from a new file over at Creative Kuts.com. (www.creativekuts.com). They have over 22 new files in the store this past few days! They also do a Crop on Line where you can buy files for 5.00. We all get the first part of the file, then post a photo, get the next part, and so on. There are 3 files in each of the Crop on Line, and they have  mini books too! That way we actually complete our projects and it's like being at a crop only for me, much more productive! LOL Here's my project, this past Crop On Line file
 
 
The papers are CTMH. I used my Cameo to cut out  this file, and inked all pieces. This bunny is taking a break from delivering all those eggs I think! I love how springy it looks although even though Spring has sprung, it's still wintery here.. with more snow in the forecast this weekend! Thanks for stopping by today! And I hope to see you back! Join in the fun over at Creative Kuts on Facebook for the BAP! A free file each Monday/Tuesday! You make that, post it, and bask in the love from fellow particpants over there! Here's mine from this past week:
 
 
 
Aren't these cute? Stained glass, and many over there put different colored tissue paper behind them. I kept mine simple and hung at work this wee and next to brighten up the lunch room! Have a safe and Blessed Easter!
 



Thursday, March 21, 2013





Hello! Welcome to the Hooo's Ready For Spring Blog Hop!


We are so happy that you could join us today! In case this is the first time you have joined us for a hop, my friends and I put on an seasonal owl themed hop every 3 months. Spring is almost here so we decided to do a Spring themed or Spring colored projects this time. My friends are all amazingly talented and you will not be disappointed!

Here is the Pinque Peacock Bundle Pic for your posts if you need it

The wonderful Pinque Peacock has offered to sponsor my hop. Please be sure to head over to the PP blog and become a follower. Then, head on over to their Facebook page and see all of the beautiful items they have to offer! Here is the link...

Pinque Peacock Facebook Page- https://www.facebook.com/PinquePeacock?fref=ts

One lucky hopper that hops all of the way through and follows all of the blogs will win a $15 bundle from Pinque Peacock. That will include..

(4) Beaded Stick Pins
(6) Large Felt Poppers
(2) Layered Garden Beauties(2) Large 1.5" Fabric Covered Buttons (FCB)(6) Small 3/4" Fabric Covered Buttons (FCB)(1) 2.5" Splendid Swirl (w/Embellished Center)
Thank you Pinque Peacock!
I will choose ONE winner next week!

WOW!! Isn't that awesome??? And if you've not used the Pinque Peacock products you'll love them!

Now for my project which is Totally "Owl"some!
This is a new file over at Creative Kuts.com. I used CTMH paper, in a camo feel.. green print background and pink for the borders and flowers. I love the green and pinks, which reminds me that Spring will soon be around the corner after these pesky hanging on snow showers finally give up and leave! I also love the colors because I'm not sure "whooooos" photos will end up here. I have two grandaughters and two grandsons, so just in case, I think it'll work for any of them or all four of them! I cut all pieces with my Cameo, inked the pieces, then layered it. It's hard to see in this photo. Creative Kuts have added 22 new files to the store this week, so check them out. No Cameo or means to cut SVG's? No problem, most of the files can be printed from your computer and then colored in, or colored in with a computer program then you can cut them out or treat as you would a digi stamp. I love how you can adjust the sizes to suit your project. Layouts, cards, or other decor is a snap! Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to follow the directions to increase your chances for winning!
Here's the file link- http://www.creativekuts.com/Totally-Owl-Some-Package-TOS320.htm
Next you will head over to Tara-http://www.craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/  to see her project for us!

Here's the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way.

Heather Lynn-http://heathernovinger.blogspot.com/
 Jessica -http://jessicascraftshaque.blogspot.com/
Teresa- www.createenjoyshare.blogspot.com/
Norma G.-http://lilhoneybeestudios.blogspot.com/
Lisa-http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/
Paula D.-http://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com/
Cindy- http://www.cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com/
Janet R -http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
Tara-http://www.craftindesertdivas.blogspot.com/
Carrie- http://paper-wings-productions.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for joining us today! Have a great weekend! and a terrific Spring and Blessed Easter!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

 
 
 
Today I'm posting for Karma and Creative Kuts!
 
 
Our Kreative Karma
 
 
Monkey See Monkey Do
Good Morning! How are you this spring day? I love the sound of that! Spring! Today I made a 2 page layout called Monkey See Monkey Do!(http://creativekuts.com/Monkey-See-Package-MS320.htm) It's a great new file (one of 22)  over at Creative Kuts.com (www.creativekuts.com) and with my Cameo-a snap to cut and layer these adorable monkeys! Take a look!



All the papers used are from CTMH! I love their double sided cardstock in such great designs and colors. Some inking, double mats, and spring vines give this layout a great look! I know during our Easter celebrations, my little great nieces and and granddaughter will be having a blast and I'll catch them in some shenanigans to put on this layout! Don't the monkeys look like they're all saying- It wasn't me! Which I hear a lot at family functions! Have a blessed Easter and I love how the monkeys will be a unique change from all the bunnies and chicks! Thanks for stopping by today!


Sunshine, Smiles and Summertime Fun photo celestial3head_zps3b03b6d3.gif

Karma will be celebrating Sunshine, Smiles, and Summertime Fun the entire month of April! Hope you'll join us!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Welcome! Today it's my turn to post and I have a great little card that would be perfect for any occasion and depending ont the colors you used.. could work for female or male or even a child. Take a look, then we'll chat!

See what I mean? I used a white card base, cut a patterned paper and adhered it to the front. I punched a 2 1/2 inch circle. I inked the edges around the patterned paper, and inside the circle. I tied some twine around the side, used a rub-on for the happy day and spotlighted the popper from Pinque Peacock! It's adhered to the inside of the card.. now to personalize the inside message and send it off to someone who has gotten some news to make for a happy day! Thanks for stopping by today! Check out the store over at Facebook and the Pinque Peacock fan page for fun!

Friday, March 8, 2013



Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s March New Release BLOG HOP

 How are all of our Pretty Little Peacocks Today?

This is our 2nd Blog Hop as a Team, and we are thankful for all of you being here!

We hope you will enjoy your time as you hop and that you feel inspired to create after visiting the Talented Pinquettes' Blogs! This hop will showcase projects that have been created using some of the March NEW RELEASE Products from Pinque Peacock.

Our March Release is full of gorgeous products that highlight the Colors of Easter and Spring.

After hopping, be sure to visit the Shop on FB to order the New Release items to beautify your Easter and Spring Craft Projects.


!!!!Now, let's talk PRIZES!!!!
One winner, who has hopped all 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) will win this . . . .


Do YOU want to WIN?  of course you do!! 

Here is How****:

1 – Hop to ALL of the stops over the course of the 3 Day Hop and comment at each Pinquette Blog (Lineup for all 3 Days is below)

2 – Follow the Pinque Peacock Blog and Facebook Page and Shop

3 – Follow EACH of the Pinquettes’ Personal Blogs who are participating as Hop Stops this weekend.

****You MUST do ALL of the steps above to be included in the random drawing for the prize. We would hate for you to lose out on winning just because you didn't follow these easy rules :( ****

The Hop will remain open until Monday, March 11, 8:00 a.m. EST.
The random drawing will be held during that week and announced by Friday, March 15th.
 
Okay, now for my project!
When Jessica sent me the items to use in this hop, I didn't know what might be coming. That's kinda scary... will I like it, will it spark some creative mojo, or ??? But never fear, always LOVE what Jessica sends. Here's the items I got in the mail.

 
hummm, what to do... love the purple and gold... and the angel stick pins... imagine light bulbs going off, and the sky opening and a bright light... that's how I felt when it dawned on me that Purple and Gold were my high school colors. Sooooo I decided to incorporate my Senior photo (see story) into my project! Yes, I"m that far behind in scrapbooking my life... Let me post my project then I'll tell you an interesting story, or maybe a little motivational.. and perhaps funny!
 
Yep, that's me! I was 17 years old! Where has all those years gone??? My Senior photos were in Sepia tone, popular at that time.. but this photo was hand painted by a Korean gentlemen while my then fiance (ex-husband now) was stationed there. He had a billfold photo with him and had this man paint my photo and he told him what he remembered the colors being. Shortly after this photo was taken, I was in an auto accident and the ER nurse shaved my hair off from the ears forward. Now back to what I used on my layout, Thickers (Jo-Ann's) for the Garfield and 1970. I had never used them but when I saw them I knew they'd give this that letter jacket kind of look.. then I picked up some purple lettering and did the Class of and Purple Eagles. The Eagle is from an Alaska sticker sheet. Of course, the stars of my layout, A gold Popper and the purple and gold buttons from Pinque Peacock. (with that print on the buttons, they'd be great on a zoo page ) The two stick pin angels, one in purple and one in gold, seemed to be perfect on this page as I am lucky that I am here today. I know I had angels all around me at the time of the accident. It happened as I left the high school one day, excited to get home and get ready for our opening basketball game and a date with my boyfriend. A teacher ran a stop sign and I hit him. Luckily for me an officer picking up his children was behind me and was able to help me and get help quickly. I had my sister and two friends in the car. They weren't hurt but I (driving) went up into the windshield, and then fell back into the seat. I had fractured both hands and forearms, hurt my knees, and had a gash across my forehead just about where that hair swirls down my right forehead. If it had been lower, I could have been blinded, higher and I could have had brain damage. (my sister thinks that verdict is still out) By the time I returned to school in January so I would graduate on time, my hair was just starting to grow in. I looked like the Weebles play thing where you could use playdough to make their hair grow.. It was a rough last few months to finish high school and no one asked me to the prom.. my boyfriend had been drafted and off to the far corners of the earth. That was during the Vietnam era but he landed in Korea. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to continue on and take part in all the fun and give aways!
 
Now, if you find yourself Hopping off the Path on any of the three days, you can use this Lineup to get back on the Right Track . . .


                                                                        DAY 1 (3/08/13)

Mary M. ~ http://Mary-fortheloveofart.blogspot.com
Jessie M. ~ http://edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com
Marji F. ~ http://www.fstampaholic.blogspot.com/

DAY 2 (3/09/13)
Paula D. ~ http://ScrapYourWorld1.blogspot.com/
Janet R. ~ http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/  You Are Here!
Heather F. ~ http://www.papercrafteranonymous.com/


DAY 3 (3/10/13)
Rhonda R.: http://flowersbyrhonda.blogspot.com
An’Jenic aka AJ ~ http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/
Shelley P. ~ http://shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com/
Kristin K. ~ http://www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com/
Tracy ~ http://lovesbuggin.blogspot.com/



Thank You for hopping along and we hope you had Loads of Fun!
Peacock Hugs
~jessica

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For a Quick Reference, Here is a Full List of all the Pinquette Artists' Blogs
so you can stop in and visit :)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

 
Winner, Winner- Camille Short won my blog giveaway this past weekend! Thank you Random Number.org for helping me select a winner, and Camille- check your email, I sent you a note! 
 
Good morning! I hope you're safe and warm if you're in this snow storm.. it's snowing pretty good here as I write this! On the 15th and 30th of the month, Creative Kuts is doing a Crop On Line. It's so fun! Each layout is 5.00 and you get those over the course of 3 files. Why 3.. well, you make the first file and then post that photo, then they send you file 2 and so on. That way everyone can see your progress and if you're like me, you want to get layouts done, but time slips away.. Today I finished two of the current ones. An Easter layout and a Bubble gum blowing one or maybe those bubbles that the kids love with the wands in them.. anyway, take a look!
 
 
 
Two chicks busy decorating eggs! I know "egg"actly what photos will go here! Now that my granddaughter is 12, perhaps she'll help me decorate some for this Easter!  With the flowers and their hats, this layout looks so springy!


These kids are blowing bubbles with their gums! Looks like that bubble gum machine is full of more goodies so they should pace themselves perhaps! If you have photos of your kids with the jars of bubble solution, you could leave off the machine and the bubbles in their mouths! The Girl Scouts loved to make their own bubble solution and then make their own wands out of clothes hangers, or wire and even used hula hoops to make big bubbles! Wonder if I have any of those photos.. if not, while my granddaughter is here for spring break, perhaps we'll stage some photos.. or have a bubbble gum blowing contest!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, March 2, 2013







Brought to you by the Krazy Crafting Crew,
our independant hop team is bringing you ideas on how to alter frames, decorate frames or put decor in the frame instead of a standard picture.


If you have just stumbled upon the hop, Robin at Scrap and Chat  will be your host today, or if you came from Ellen you are in the right spot. Please grab your cup of coffee or favorite drink, relax for awhile while browsing through the projects and get ready to win some blog candy!


One great reason to comment on each blog is so you can also win with
Our sponsor, Scrapbook Stamp Society



They would love to reward one special blog visitor with a prize from their store. To be qualified for their drawing, please comment on all participating blogs and let them know you have.
You can receive extra entries for following them on Facebook Group.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for more blog candy offered throughout the hop. some blogs are offering extra perks! They all have their own wishes for you to win, so don't forget to read the rules for each one as every blog has different requirements.

So for today's hop, this is what I made for my project........





Happy Easter! I purchased the frame at our Jeffrey Alan's store on a clearance rack. It was distressed black with a saying in it. I painted it white, added a background of Easter paper (JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby) I cut my egg shaped rabbit out with my Cameo, a shape from the Silhouette store. Added some cute Easter eggs, carrot and bird ( all from Hobby Lobby) and this will be so cute to decorate my table at work where the clients sign in daily at. The back side has a recessed side so I could decorate it as well... anyway, he's waving hello to all of you and wishing you a Blessed Easter! Here's to you having all the Chocolate you desire this season!

I have blog candy!! How to win? It's easy, leave me a comment! Be A Follower of my blog! and lastly, leave a way to contact you, email, website, blog, etc.... I'm giving away a Stamp set (new) from CTMH a 17.95 value! If you're already a follower, just let me know that in your comment please! Thanks for stopping by today!



Thank you for taking the time out to check out my projects, if you like my project and you are not already a follower, you are encouraged to add your email in the subscribe area to get updates right in our inbox! Keep clicking for more Altered frame ideas!
Your next stop is with Paula !.

Thank you for hopping through our Altered Frame Blog hop!
Here is the line up to help you navigate through..

Robin~ www.scrapandchat.blogspot.com/

Liz~ www.tryin2craft.blogspot.com/

Anita~ www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com/

Ellen~ www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/
  
Janet~ www.janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/

Paula~ www.preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/

Cicily~ www.pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/

Katina~ www.twochicsandacricut.blogspot.com/

Pam~ www.mzlavr2.blogspot.com/

Lissa~ www.somanycrafts.com/

Jearise~ www.lorbysworld.blogspot.com/

Lisa~ www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

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