Friday, March 28, 2014

Happy Saturday
Welcome to this months Blog Hop
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
This month we have made some Mini Albums to share with you. If you have just stopped by to visit with me, thank you and welcome, but please start at the beginning of the hop with our Hostess, Robin Lane with Create-A-LatteWe would not want you to miss any of these wonderful projects.
So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

I took an empty Girl Scout Mint cookie box, ( I had plenty..just sayin') and cut the top and bottom flaps off. I cut the right side panel off, the nutrition info, because no one needs that.. LOL just kidding to make a book. I used a mountain/valley fold to make a binding on the left inside panel to hold 3 paper sacks (Hobby Lobby). I added Girl Scout paper to both the front and back inside covers, covered the sacks, and made tags for the sacks. I also put flaps on the right side of the sacks for more added places for photos/journaling or in this case, encouragement for the person that this is going to. I think she'll like all the secret places, and can add her photos of her troop. Take a look:

First page

With flap open
Next page
Flap open
Next page
flap open

The tags are decorated on both sides.
That's a lot of places for photos and keepsakes! I had the Cadette Girls at a recent Book Artist badge program make these and they used their favorite box of cookies. I hadn't decorated mine so they would have a clean slate and decorate theirs as they desired. Added a twill ribbon to both sides to tie it shut!

This month we have a wonderful Sponsor, Jessica Wilson with Close To My Heart, and she has a fantastic giveaway to share with you today. Jessica is giveaway a Close To My Heart Paper Pack called Lollidoodle.  
Jessica also has a wonderful deal running for the month of April for anyone that joins her CTMH Team in April will receive a Cricut Cartridge Collection of your choice for FREE with the purchase of your New Consultant Kit, that is a $99 value.
 The Close To My Heart Cricut Cartridge Collection is available to any representative you sign up under. There are many around, and here.. I am  a consultant as well so if you're interested in being part of my team, the same offer is open to you as well! Just contact me!

Now  head on over to Jessica's blog: to see her project!

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 
line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project.
3-  Miranda Enclade -
4- Cathy Derouche -

Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on. Try a mini-album!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

cuttin and stampin blog

March 18 - 24, 2014
Challenge - Anything goes using using Green, Blue, Red, Yellow and Teal.  
The design team is using the Simple Stories Homespun paper line for this weeks creations.  I absolutely love this line. 

Simple Stories Homespun 6x6 paper pack  

Be sure to stop by the Cuttin' and Stampin' Scrappy Supplies store and pick up your collection of paper, stickers, pocket cards and other bits and pieces.    

The design team has created some really awesome cards with this paper.

Here's a complete photo of my project! And scroll down to see a 2nd project.


I used a red pre-cut piece with hearts in it, backed it with heart print paper in a variety of colors, layered the heart die cut on a small heart in the upper right corner. Added the Green Sentiment over a small piece with the heart border and the whole project just over flows with love!!

This card I used some floral paper with all the colors on it, added a red ribbon and bow. Stamped seed packets, with tomatoes, and radish stamps and colored them in. They reminded me that Spring is just around the corner, and we'll be out in our garden soon! Added the Compost Happens stamp and it's ready to send to someone who is having a rough day!

You'll find all materials in the store over at Cuttin and Stampin. Check out the store for these awesome papers and stamps!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Luck of the Irish Blog Hop

Are you looking for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Well, you’re in luck being at this blog hop!! We’ve got great projects from very creative designers today! So if you started at Janet's Creative World, then you’re in the right place. If not, please make sure you stop at all the blogs and leave a comment. Janet is giving away a Close To My Heart Cloud Nine Cardmaking kit valued at $45.00. Now there’s some gold you’ll want to have a chance on! Leave a comment on each blog and a way to contact you!! Good luck!

How’s that for blog candy?? Without further ado.. here’s my project:

All ready for St. Patrick's Day and my favorite person (s).. The overlay is a cut file from Creative Kuts. This was actually a FREE file for one of her Thursday Treats! Cheryl is always full of surprises and fun over on her Facebook page. I know I sell Close To My Heart, but I love my Cameo and all the choices in SVGs!  The background paper is from JoAnn's, and I added some green bling to the center of a few of my Shamrocks! I hope you'll head over to Creative Kuts and get in on the fun!!

Now do an Irish jig to the next blog: Denise at
Here’s the line-up should you get distracted by other Leprechaun trying to trick you!

Janet Royer-
Denise Soffa -
Lori ~
Lori -
Sarah ~
Debbie ~
Pam -
Tricia -
Kathy -

Thanks for joining us today and be sure to wear green March 17th so you don’t get pinched!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!! No, no dinner here but even better- The Close To My Heart Cloud Nine card kit will be on it's way to Sarah Biswabic!!
Thank you to everyone who took part in our 3-D Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Blog Hop this past Sunday! Don't forget we have a blog hop every 2nd Sunday of the month with different themes so check in often!!
Events coming up- March 15th- The Luck of the Irish Blog, it'll start here, and then in April, it's a Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop so look for that for some new ideas to celebrate Easter!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Welcome to this month's blog hop with The Krazy Crafting Crew!! This month we are making Tags, Bags, Boxes and whatever can be made 3D!! If you just came by to visit with me, I'm glad you're here but you'll want to check out the entire line up!  I'm the starting point today, so check out my project then head to the next crew member for more 3-D inspiration!

I'm a Close To My Heart consultant, or should I say I'm offering a fantastic giveaway. Here's a description of the giveaway that you DON'T want to miss!!
Close To My Heart Cloud Nine Cardmaking Kit.
Includes card bases, envelopes, cardstock, double sided paper, a stamp set, and washi tape, glitter tape and other embellishments to make 10 cards! Valued at $45.00!
You can win this by leaving comments on each blog, and if you're not currently a follower, why not follow the blogs because there's always fun in this group and a blog hop each month to inspire you!

I made 3 different books for my project this month! Bags, Tags and more!

Here's a story-a Teacher told her class to draw a red flower with green stem.. and the class did so. One day one of the girls moved to a new school. Her teacher told the class to draw and she just sat there. The teacher asked what was the matter, and she said, "you didn't tell us what to draw." The teacher said to draw whatever she wanted. So she drew a red flower with a green stem. The moral of the story- she didn't know how to use her imagination or creativity. So I made these and didn't finish them for the program so they'd have a blank slate and could embellish them as they wanted. I had stamps, stickers, and punches, and markers so they had plenty of options.

First a book from my favorite Girl Scout Cookies- Thin Mints

I recently retired from being staff with our local Girl Scout Council, but still volunteer in various areas. I did a Book Artist Badge for the Cadette Girl Scouts and they were learning about bindings, etc. so we made 3 different books and bound them differently. First we made a book from empty cookie boxes. We're right in the middle of our sale, so plenty of boxes.. We used the gluing system, with the folds and red line tape and put sacks on each fold. We covered the sacks with pretty paper, and added flaps. The girls could then decorate as desired.  I'm going to finish mine with photos my granddaughter's troop is taking to Savannah later this year.
Next we made a book out of toilet paper rolls. Yes, and they couldn't believe my book was made from those! We used three rolls, flattened them, covered in pretty paper, and the girls used my Bind It All to put the o rings in them. They loved using the tools.
They used punches and embellished them as they desired.
Finally we used those brown lunch sacks  (3) and made these simple books. They used the Crop-A-Dile to punch holes..thought that was cool!!
They used a rubber band and golf pencil to bind them. They punched two holes, pulled the rubber band up through them and threaded the pencil in.They loved all the pockets, and secret places to put notes in or special photos in.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me today. Please leave us a comment and let us know how you like our hop!! Now hop on over to the next stop with Liz at

The complete lineup:

Lissa Marie

Friday, March 7, 2014

Birthday blog hop

Welcome to the Happy Birthday Blog Hop

It's Connie Can Crop's Birthday weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a super blog hop full of fabulous projects, a spectacular lineup, and yummy presents for 2 lucky followers!!

Connie Can Crop is the first stop on her Birthday blog hop. Welcome to her Birthday Bash!!

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 
We have TWO awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

Is giving away 3 delicious Spring Colors of Skittles!!
What's a skittle?? Check out her store Here:

 Connie is  giving away a gorgeous 6x6 paper pad and  may just throw in some fabulous LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon too!!
So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. 
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

Gonna Party! It's Connie's Birthday! Let's go!
I made this cute Mustache card from the Close To My Heart Cloud Nine Card Kit!
I love the colors and the stamps are so cute. The stamps align with the CTMH Cricut Cartridges
Some Washi tape and glitter tape accents the card. And just as the card says "Hip-Hip-Hooray! It's your Birthday! Make a Great one and enjoy the day! Happy Birthday to You!

 Up next is  Sandy - to continue the party!
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

Be sure to leave everyone a comment to be entered to win!!
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Cuttin’ and Stampin’

We’re ready for spring!! Who’s with me?? Paper Smooches has this cute stamp set with all sorts of butterflies. This card will be perfect to send to someone to invite them to enjoy the first nice day we have without snow! Love the Chevron paper!! It’s double sided and I love double sided paper. Be sure to head Cuttin and Stampin and check out these items and be sure to join in our challenge this week!


Here's a 2nd card I made.. I used the chevron paper, by cutting and layering, so the chevron's actually go different ways, with the reverse of that paper forming a top banner. Added some ribbon and cute little tags with a butterfly and Enjoy the Day message. This will be perfect to invite someone out to enjoy a breath of fresh air!


Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Creative Kuts

Here’s a cute layout from a new file over at Creative It’s just Purrfect!! The Purrfect Family will be just perfect for my granddaughter and her photos of her with her kittens!! She loves cats!! Check out all the new files, and the specials over on Facebook at Creative Kuts fan page.


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