Friday, May 24, 2013

Welcome to the
If you have just stumbled upon the hop, Lissa Marie is our host at So Many Crafts, So Little Time today, if you came from

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you are in the right spot. If not, head back to Lissa Marie's blog so you don't miss a thing! Please grab your cup of coffee or favorite beverage, relax as you browse through the awesome bright and cheerful projects we have made for you, and get ready to win some blog candy!
Another great reason to comment on each blog other than leaving a blogger feeling warm and fuzzy inside, is so you can also win with some blog candy too!
I love Sunshine so when I heard about this hop I immediately said, " IM IN"!
This is what I have made for you today, this makes my day feel like there is a little more sunshine in it.
I made a two page layout for those outdoor adventures we have in the summer, or hope to have. We'll have to travel a bit to get to any water, but Holiday World is close and my granddaughter loves the water park there.. hubby loves the coasters! That's the closest thing we have to a beach being landlocked in the Midwest. Anyway, I used an SVG file from Creative Check it out!

I used various papers to make this, lots of scraps lying around.. but they work great when you need to cut small items to accent the main pieces. I love my girl! How stylish is she in her bathing suit, and matching bag and hat with those shades on? Now to put a hunky lifeguard in the chair... and the day is complete! LOL Check out the Crop Online specials that Creative Kuts has over at Facebook. You can buy the Crop On Line files for $5.00 and there's always at least 3 to pick from and right now, if you do all three, you get two bonus ones! What a deal... For my blog candy, I'm giving this file to a lucky winner. If you use a Silhouette Cameo, it will come with a Studio file, or you can import it as an SVG into the Designer Edition and it has the files for Make The Cut, and Sure Cuts a Lot as well as jpeg if you want to just print it out, or print and color it and cut by hand. Lots of options!! Be sure to leave a comment and how to contact you should you win! If you're not a follower, please consider doing so, my blog tries to brighten your day on occasion... and it's just plain fun to chat with friends!  Thanks for stopping by today!
Now for the good stuff!
Our sponsor today is Ellen at CardMonkey's Paper Jungle.

She will be awarding a $20 Close To My Heart gift certificate to one lucky blog hopper. To be qualified for this drawing, please comment on all participating blogs.
Just be sure to leave a comment at So Many Crafts, So Little Time to let us know you have done your part to be entered into the drawing.
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  2.  Janet Royer
  3.  Anita Cannon
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  5.  Lucy
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Creative Kuts Under The Stars



This file reminds me of all the times I spent at Girl Scout Camp… my youngest daughter would have lived at camp if it had been up to her! I used papers from a Girl Scout stack by K&Company. The papers are perfect to remember all those wonderful Girl Scout activities and the backs are perfect for accents.  You can get this file for only $5.00 right now until June 1st over at the website or check out the facebook page for Creative Kuts. There is a deal that if you get this layout, part of the Crop Online series, add the other 2, a card file, for $20.00 you’ll get an additional 2 layouts. After June 1st, they will be in the shop for $70.00!  I used a small print starry paper for the background, large starry paper for the mats, and a variety of blues and greens for the grass, lake, and trees. I chalked the tent to give it that rugged outdoor look.. I love the fire and the marshmallow! Now where’s that graham cracker and chocolate bar? Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Who's ready for summer? Me!! The weather here has just been wonky! Cold, Hot, Rainy.. so ready for the warmer temperatures and drier conditions to enjoy the out of doors! Today I made this two page layout from Creative Kuts. That store is constantly adding new files and you should check out all the cute files over there!
The background papers and mats are CTMH. Aren't my little ducks cute swimming! Maybe they hope they have found a jackpot since everyone is playing the Powerball this weekend with a half billion dollar jackpot!  I love all the elements in this file and they would be perfect on a card or home décor to celebrate the warm weather or by a beach area... I hope you enjoyed stopping by today! Have a wonderful weekend, and if you hit that lottery jackpot, remember me please! LOL

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Challenge:   Shaped Cards 

Dates:  May 14-20,  2013

TGIF!! It's Janet here today and I want to share a shaped card I made for some décor to celebrate Mother's Day at my dining site for Seniors and the Disabled. Take a look:
It's a Tea Pot from Creative Kuts and I added a pearl on the lid, and a tag with the word Mom cutout of the side. I added some paper flowers from a collection at Hobby Lobby, and wrote a little note to all the ladies at lunch to have a wonderful Mother's Day last Friday. The lattice pulls down to open the card, but I glued it since it was décor. This file cuts the teapot base out in one cut. Then the lid and band on the lid is separate, and the inside piece behind the lattice is a separate cut. So you can really make the teapot as elaborate as you'd like. The tag is included and Mom cuts out on the edge of the tag, and the letters that spell Mom cut out to layer on top. You can check this file out as well as others over at

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

Go Here  to enter your creations.

Friday, May 10, 2013


Hello to all of our Pretty Little Peacocks

Welcome to Pinque Peacock’s
MAY New Release
"Shades of Summer"

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 MAY NEW RELEASE Products from Pinque Peacock.

We are thrilled to have you joining us this month as this is a very special New Release of products and we are all so very excited to share it all with you! Our May Release is full of beautiful color palettes, wonderful inspiration from the Pinquettes, and fabulous sparkle and shine as we celebrate SHADES of SUMMER.

After hopping, be sure to visit the Pinque Peacock Shop on FB to order the New Release items to jazz up tons of your projects.

!!!!Now, let's talk about the
One winner, who has hopped all 3 days (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) of our Pinque Peacock MAY New Release and followed the RULES BELOW will win this . . .

A Set of Small or Large Buttons
from the Release (Winners Choice!)

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)

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 Wednesday, MAY 15th, at 8:00 a.m. EST.
The random drawing will be held sometime during the week that follows and announced by Wednesday, MAY 22th.

Now for my project using a few of the new releases!! First of all I used a layered garden flower to make this super quick and cute card to celebrate an upcoming graduation or a birthday or even Mother's Day! Take a look!
I used a bright sunny yellow background sheet from a DCWV stack called Handy-Dandy.
I put the flower on with a pop dot, inked the edges of the background piece and punched a banner and stamped Celebrate (CTMH) A versatile card to add to my stash of the busy month of May.... Now take a look at another project I did with some of the new release buttons! This would be a super end of the year gift for a teacher, a great organizer to keep track of family's schedules, even a Mother's Day present for MOM or a special friend.. Let me tell you how I made it and you can make 10 of the bases for less than $3.00.. a great summer project for a scout program, or youth activity or to keep the kids busy on a rainy day!

I purchased a package of metal flashing 5 x 7 squares at our local hardware store. 10 in a package for less than $3.00....I used the heavy duty tape to border one side. I cut a piece of DCWV background paper (you could do in school colors, group colors, to match room décor) at 5 1/2 x 7 1/2. I laid the metal flashing onto the paper, (tape still covered) and snipped off the corners at an angle to give me a nice clean corner when the paper was folded back. I removed the tape cover, folded the paper over, then cut another 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 and covered the metal showing on the back side. I used my Chomper to punch holes in the upper corners. You could adhere a magnet strip to the back for a locker organizer. I added a bright sunny yellow dotted ribbon and knotted the corners in the front. I cut a 4 3/4 by 2 inch strip and stamped Notes (CTMH) or you could personalize with a name, or Don't Forget, etc.
I adhered that to the front. Now with these two great buttons from Pinque Peacock, I put magnets on the back. (Wal-Mart) package of 10, are less than $2.00. Now I could assign a button to family members and any of those little appointment cards that always  seem to turn up missing, could be put under their button.. or a coupon, etc. I think these are the perfect little organizer for an office or home. See where else I hung mine...

In a kitchen for coupons or recipes. And yes, if you noticed, my cabinet wear is Silverware. This one is hanging on a fork, and the cabinets all have knifes or spoons. Visitors always notice them...

On a door knob, don't forget paperwork for the office or school other important info..
Handy right?? Wouldn't these be great for all those little Christmas presents you need? Or Christmas lists... if you need my sizes or fave colors, just let me know... enjoy the rest of the hop!

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 (5/10/13):
Pinque Peacock ~
Rhonda M. Bewley Ratliff ~
Janet Royer ~
Heather Flaherty ~
Jessica B ~


DAY 2 (5/11/13):

DAY 13 (5/12/13):
Thank You for hopping along and we hope you have Loads of Fun!
Peacock Hugs
~Jessica and the Pinquettes
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Hello! Mother's Day is the theme this week! If you're a Mother, let me wish you Happy Mother's Day! Mine has been gone since 1995 and not a day goes by that I wish I could just pick up the phone and call her or go see her. If you're a daughter, please know that while Moms can be a pain, they just have your back! I hope you appreciate yours. Give her a hug for me!!  I made a card today, and this was a challenge for me, since Mom is gone, but I'm going to give it to someone who has "adopted" me and is always there for me! Take a look!
The sentiment is from a Close To My Heart set, titled Spring, and I used the bird, flowers, and butterflies from a package of K and Company die cuts. I stamped the sentiment in green, layered on a green cardstock, added two yellow brads, and put it all on a yellow card base. It does look like Spring is finally here! My special friend invited me to a Mother/Daughter Tea later this week, so I'm going to put a note inside thanking her for the invitation and give to her at the event. I know she'll cry! She used to own a flower shop, so I know she's gonna love the flowers! Now it's your turn! Get your Mom or special someone's card ready and enter it in the challenge!! \

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Where ever you go you see a banner wether you are driving down the main street of town and there is some festival going on, or a birthday party or on cards and layouts.
So this month the Krazy Crafting Crew is going to show you all different kinds of banners they have made for fresh ideas, maybe birthdays, weddings and more.
Our hostess today is Liz from


If you have stumbled upon the hop and would like to start from the beginning we have the full line up below to help you navigate through.
So let's get started...

For my project, I made a layout. Take a look then  I'll tell you all about it!

All paper is from Stampin' Up. I cut the banner pieces from a punch I picked up while on vacation last week.. lucky find!! I used some purple letters from a sticker sheet to go with the purple around the photo. I started to use twine, and have a basket full but I couldn't find any colors I liked to go with the paper and banner, so I used a ribbon from that paper package to make a place to pin the pieces and added a bow. I was going to use this page for one of my daughters and her friends, but I had done some cleaning yesterday, and found these photos from a business trip in 2008. My co-workers and I had attended an AGSES (Association of Girl Scout Executive Staff) in Orlando, Florida and while we were there, it was my birthday. So they surprised me at dinner that evening. One of them had given me the photos she had taken that night and I thought this might be just perfect for my Friend Banner and it gets one more page done in my Girl Scout album. I had a wonderful experience, both as a girl, adult volunteer and then as staff and if you haven't checked out Girl Scouts in your area, please do so!
I do have blog candy today!! How can you win? It's easy!
1. Leave a comment for me!
2. If you were a Girl Scout and/or Volunteer, tell me for an extra chance.
3. Be a follower of my blog! I love it when friends stop by and comment on what I'm doing.
4. Leave a way to contact you! If you win, I have to know how to reach you!
What can you win? Here's a Photo!
A Best Friends stamp set and a Sticker Sheet for your nature projects. I think they both fit my theme today perfectly! Great friends from the world of Scouting!
I hope you have enjoyed this post.
Your next stop is with Cicily ~ Pink Dalmation Scrapper
Thanks so much for hopping with us!

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Your Host

Jearise ~ Lorby's World
Robin Lane ~ Create-a-Latte

Friday, May 3, 2013

Hello!! Over at the Cuttin and Stampin Challenge blog, the theme is Child's Birthday. I made a card today for an upcoming birthday for my grandson. He's turning 4.. and lives in North Carolina so we won't get to celebrate with him, but I think he's going to like this card. Check it out!

This one of the cards that came in a kit of wobble cards from Kanban. I purchased it quite some time ago, and it got stuck away in my craft room (hoarder area) but I ran across it the other day. Now that we have 3 small grandchildren it's going to come in handy. The pieces can be used to embellish a scrapbook page or other décor as well. Each card comes with the base piece that rocks, a stabilizing piece to keep the card together enough to rock, the animal pieces, embellishments, such as the leaf and stars as well as sentiments for the inside. I stamped Happy Birthday inside and wrote a personal note to the birthday boy! The cards have a metallic accent and just sparkle! I think he'll enjoy it and will have a Greeeeaaattt Birthday! Thanks for stopping by and please check out the challenge and link up your birthday card over there!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Good Morning! Today I've completed a layout for Creative Kuts. It should have been posted last month... but I think it was meant to be posted this month as Spring was late in arriving here in my neck of the woods! It feels more like it today, with temps up to about 80 and the sun is shining!! This file includes a cute little owl, that I've dressed up ready for an outing.. perhaps a Mother's Day event. There are tons of flowers on the border, and around the swing, the cute photo mat and the doily. All papers are from a Celebration package from Stamping Up. Anyone of these elements would be great on a card, other layout, or project you might want to do. Creative Kuts has so many new files and constantly adding files over at the website- and fun over on Facebook!! Take a look and I hope where ever you are, you are  having a wonderful Spring!
Thanks for stopping by and Swing into a great rest of the week!!

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