Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Challenge:   Mimi Album
June 25 - July 1, 2013

Check out the rest of my pages and be sure to link up your cute mini-albums for us!
The pages are made form envelopes, so extra places for personal notes or photos or memorabilia, etc.


lots of places to put journaling, and all from a sheet of stickers and some paper that coordinates made this a quick and easy afternoon project!

Now whip up your mini album and link it up! We love to see what you come up with!!

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

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

Enter your submissions here

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Mary Ann's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to "Mary Ann's Surprise Birthday" Blog Hop!  

Today is Mary Ann's 65th Birthday and to honor her, we are putting on a surprise birthday blog hop!!!!   Happy Birthday Mary Ann!! And Surprise!!! So let the party begin!!

You should have arrived from Vanessas blog.  If you are reading this from your dashboard or just stopped by please go to head over to Miranda's blog to start at the beginning.  We don't want you to miss any of the fun! 

In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Mary from  Cardz TV with Mary is our sponsor for this hop!  She will be giving away TWO stamp sets!  Be sure to stop by her blog and give her some bloggie love!  And head over to  facebook and become a Cardz TV Stamps follower! 

Also, Miranda will be giving away a Michael or JoAnn's gift card, winner's choice.  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  The winner will be announced Friday on Miranda's blog! 

Don't forget to leave a birthday message for the birthday girl!!!!! 

Happy Happy Birthday to you, to you, to you! that's the way a local restaurant sings the song to avoid royalty fees.. but none the less, be glad you can't hear me because I can't sing!! Hope you have the best birthday ever! Here's a card I made to help you celebrate!

I used a CTMH dotted paper to form the "present". then some dotted ribbon to "wrap the present" and added a tissue paper flower for a bow! I used a CTMH stamp to say Happy Birthday and added two yellow butterflies for accents. I think this card looks summery and who doesn't love butterflies! So I hope Mary Ann has unwrapped a wonderful birthday by the being the star of our hop today! Here's to many more Mary Ann!! Now continue to party with Teresa at
I'd bet there's a drink or two at her stop knowing her! I'm heading there with you! :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog today but if you have too much party and get lost along the way...
 here is the entire line up:

Miranda -


Janet Royer -

Teresa Kaufhold -

Robin -


Jessica Kephart -


Sarah Biswabic -

Ashley -

Mary Ann -

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hi All!
Welcome to the Craftin' and Stampin' Birthday Blog Hop!!!
You should of arrived here from Pam's Blog! If you have not, please start at the beginning HERE!
We are so excited that you could hop along with us to celebrate Jessica's (AKA Craftin' and Stampin') Birthday!
Some of Jessica's crafty friends have come together to show off their AMAZING talents and to create a fun filled hop for her birthday! Jessica always loves to make birthday's a special day for her friends and family, so we decided to make a special day for her! Wait until you see the amazing projects we have for you today!
WAIT JUST A MINUTE!!! What would a Blog Hop be without any prizes??? Look what we have for you today!!!

2 Scrapbook Kits (Robot & Space Layout Kits)

$15 Store Gift Certificate
$10 Store Gift Certificate
 Right at Home Scrapbooking - North Attleboro, MA
A total SCRAP KIT complete with:
 Paper, Alpha Stickers, and an Embellishment Kit.
A Smash Book Mini &
 A $20 Giftcard to either Michael's or Joanne's! Winners Choice!
In order to win one of these awesome prizes from our sponsors, you need to follow each of the hop participants, and you must comment along the way! Winners will be picked from on Wednesday and listed on the Craftin' and Stampin' blog!
But first, here's a little something from me about Jessica.....
I met Jessica while visiting various crafty pages around Facebook and the blog world. She always has the biggest smile and so friendly! I love how creative she is and I hope she has the best birthday ever!!
So, here is what I created for her:
I know she loves Purple! But then who doesn't? I made an Easel Card, from a Creative Kuts file. Take a look!
I love Easel cards, and this one is telling Jessica to celebrate her big day! I love all the detail Cheryl puts into her files over at Creative Kuts. I know we're into summer but isn't this choice of paper and colors so springy looking? The card has 6 layers then the butterflies look like they've landed in a garden with a white picket fence. I added some flower buds with bling in the center, and the bottom half of the card on the bottom is the stopper to it stands up. I hope Jessica loves it and she has the best birthday ever!

Now, its time to go on to Miranda's Blog!
Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way!
Thank you all so much for hopping along with us!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Challenge:   Case It
June 18 - 24, 2013

Hello! Janet's Creative World here today! I love the chevron papers, colors, etc. but never feel like I got it right.. know what I mean? I saw a similar card over on Pinterest so I Cased it today.. 
Here's the one on Pinterest:
I would love to give credit to the artist but I don't know who that is... but I loved how simple and clean it is... So here's mine...

 And you know, as simple and easy as this card is.. there is no reason to buy another card!! Patterned paper and a CTMH stamp and you have a card in a few minutes!

Create your own Case It Project and enter in this weeks challenge HERE
Please make sure your blog links back to Cuttin' and Stampin'. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

How are all of our Pretty Little Peacocks Today?

Boy, Oh, Boy do we have some FUN in store for ALL of YOU

Welcome to DAY 1 of our Cross Promotion Blog Hop
with the talented Designers 
If you are arriving here from Ericka's Blog, then you are right on track.  However, if you would like to start at the beginning, please head over to either of the Main Blogs  Sweet Stamps ( or the Pinque Peacock ( This will be a 2 Day Hop starting at the Sweet Stamps Blog and the Pinque Peacock Blog each day. Please DO VISIT each of the Main Blogs to show your love to BOTH Companies that have organized this fun event for you!Tell Your Friends, too....Lot's of Eye Candy along the way!And there is sure to be lots of Blog Candy, too!!!
have been working their Creative Effforts to the MAX behind the scenes, 
to create some wonderful projects using
the Pretties at the Pinque Peacock Shop

and the Fabulous Products from the Shop
This Hop will lead you directly into the NEW Challenge at theSweet Stamps BLOG

where the new Challenge will start and the theme will be everyone's favorite:

Now, onto my project today . . . .
I made two cards with products from both companies. First is a Hello Kitty card with her umbrella (stamp from Sweet Stamps 468 H Ruffled Umbrella) that I colored to match my little kitty and the background papers. The sentiment is from Sweet Stamps as well(Shower of Blessings 9097F). The cute little flower button is a Hello Kitty fabric from the Pinque Peacock. I cut the Hello Kitty from the Cricut cartridge-Hello Kitty.

My next card is a cute little card and when I found this heart paper in my stash, knew I had to use it. I paper pieced the umbrella to match the background, then punched out hearts and added some in the basket then popped up some to look like they were falling into the umbrella. Added a pink ribbon and it just looks like a sweet way to say Hello, Congrats to someone on my card list.

   Now, you should be sure to head over to  Lisa's Blog to peek at their beautiful creation and get all the details on how it was created. ~~~HERE IS THE FULL LINEUP FOR BOTH DAYS~~~HOP LINEUP - DAY 1 (6/18/13) SS Blog
Pinque Peacock ~
  1. Kendra Sand
  2. Donna K Baes~
  3. DeNetra Bates 
  4. Marji Franklin ~
  5. Erika Selander
  6. Janet Royer ~
  7. Lisa Lahiff
  8. Paula Driver ~
  9. Irit Shalom
  10. Susie Gerdes~
  11. Karrie Snider
  12. Beckie Woodall~
  13. Calypso Bastian
  14. Jessie Mitchell ~
  15. Shelly Schmidt
SS Blog
Pinque Peacock ~
HOP LINEUP - DAY 2 (6/19/13)
SS Blog
Pinque Peacock ~
  1. Kimberly Pate ~
  2. Annette Anderson
  3. Robin Perkey ~
  4. Carolyn LaBille
  5. Nupur Patel ~
  6. Roxie Glaza
  7. Mary Montecalvo ~
  8. Monica Edwards
  9.  An'Jenic Gibson~
  10. Denise Paxton
  11. Heather Flaherty ~
  12. Tamara Morton
  13. Lisa Woodward~
  14. Irena Kowalczyk
  15. Rhonda Bewley-Ratliff ~
SS Blog Peacock ~ If you want to stay up to date on all the latest and greatest things happening at Pinque Peacock and at Sweet Stamps, be our latest FANS!


Friday, June 14, 2013

Welcome to Our Kreative Karma Blog Hop!
We are celebrating Summer, Graduations, Vacations, Reunions, Out of School fun!! How do you celebrate? We hope our projects will give you some inspiration! And we're offering some prizes along the way!!
Our sponsor this month is

Janet is a Close To My Heart Dealer and she's put together this great prize package for our Grand Prize winner! How do you win? Comment on every Blog in our hop! Be a follower of all blogs in the hop,if you aren't already! There are some pretty crafty hoppers here, and you don't want to miss out on their awesome projects. Be sure to follow and comment on Our Kreative Karma's blog as well. We all rotate posting on that blog and you never know when we'll do something that just might surprise you! It'll always be a friendly spot! Now for that grand prize photo!

Awesome huh? Over $50.00 in creative Summer fun for you to document those fun summer activities you love!
This hop takes place over two days! So plenty of time to visit all the blogs, and there's not too many each day that you have to be rushed! So grab a cold drink and hop to our fun ideas for the summertime!
Here's my project:
I used the same paper/stamps from Close To My Heart that's part of the grand prize! My title will go in the gold area. I will put some journaling in the bottom blue area on the left side. The sun rays are cut from the strip on the 12x12 paper. I love how CTMH has that strip on the end you can cut off and use on a layout or card. Added some bling (the sparkly) but look like water bubbles.. and some buttons.  I know we're visiting Dollywood this summer with our granddaughter and I'm sure I'll have some great photos to add to this layout. There's still plenty of room for journaling! If you'd like to order the paper and stamp set I used here and that's part of the prize package, check out my web store: at
If you didn't start at the beginning, head to the Our Kreative Karma blog so you won't miss any fun!
I'm giving away some additional blog candy... A June Stamp of the Month set! Be a follower here and leave a comment! I love the feedback and be sure to tell me how to contact you! Thanks!

Start here:

Day 1 

2. Lisa   
3. Janet  
4. Jodie  
5.  Marji
6. Dorothy

Stop back by the Karma blog and tell us what you thought of today's projects! Any faves??
7. Karma

Monday, June 10, 2013

4th of July everyday!



I made a little d├ęcor that uses Pinque Peacock products (the white swirled flower, the red plaid button and the red, white and blue stick pin. The Bear is from the Silhouette Store, a print and cut. The Land of the Free stamped image is from Close To My Heart, D1576 Home of the Brave set.

This little bear is all ready to head out to the celebrations to celebrate our country’s freedom and those who earned it for us! We need to pray for our military daily! Not only for their safety but for their choices while they are away. The news paints a poor picture of values and morals represented by our military personnel, as well as our government but I truly believe it’s only the bad that makes the news and I believe the good outnumber those still in all walks of our lives.

If you haven’t shopped yet at Pinque Peacock, please do so! Lots of great embellishments to highlight what you’re passionate about! Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hello!! Creative has a sale... shhhh the code is Summer... 50% off and there are tons of new files... Now today, I have a new file.. and if you love to go to crops, you're gonna want this file to remember all that fun! And if  you're like me... friends, food, vendors, and wonder how you got such few pages done.... anyway, take a look!

don't you love her... the paper is all CTMH... I love the camera and the roll of film, which the kids now will never know what it feels like to hope you got a good shot, and to be surprised when the film gets developed! This cutting file has the title, table, girl, corners (I put them on the photo mats, but could be on the corners of the pages) all her supplies, camera and film! Now, go shop!!
Thanks for stopping by...

Monday, June 3, 2013

Congratulations to all the graduates out there! I made this card, from an SVG file over at Creative I used my niece's school colors. Added a tassel to the hat, and a little brad. I just wrote a personal note inside, but it'd be great for a scrapbook layout as well!! Be sure to enter your graduation cards over at the Cuttin and Stampin Challenge!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Brought to you by the Krazy Crafting Crew

Our independant hop team is bringing you colorful delightful creations for summer time projects!
If you have just stumbled upon the hop, Robin Lane from "Create-a-Latte" will be your host today, you can start from the beginning and work your way through, to get all the inspiration we have to offer. The whole line up will be provided at the end of this post.
This is what I have came up with for a colorful summer..
I spend way too much time on Pinterest, as I'm sure many of you do...anyway I saw this great wreath that screamed Summertime!! And since I had made a quilt in the same theme for my granddaughter, decided she needed this wreath for her room! So here's my Flip Flop Wreath:
I added a purple bow, since Purple is her favorite color.. I covered a stryofoam wreath shape in light purple grosgrain ribbon, thinking that would be easier to adhere the flip flops too since so many glues say not to use on stryofoam.. still hard to find an adhesive that would hold the shoes on. I picked the shoes from the children's section so they had that youthful feel, and she loves the Peace Signs. I added some clip on bling to a couple of them.. Now let me show you the quilt, and now that she has her own room, I think it's a great set!!

I used fat quarters to get a variety of fabrics and traced one of her flip flops for the patterns. I appliqued them onto white 12 x 12 squares, added matching borders and put them all together. We added cute buttons to the toe straps, some with the same theme as the fabric. So cute! It's not award winning sewing, but she loved it and I loved making it for her! Now to take the wreath off my door and hang in her bedroom window for a summertime feeling there every day!
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for some blog candy offered throughout the hop. Our host is giving away this awesome prize!

Some blogs are offering extra perks! They all have their own rules for you to win, so don't forget to read the rules for each one. when they are offering candy, every blog has different requirements for entries.
I hope you have enjoyed my creation today, I would love for you to visit again, we have hops with new themes every first Sunday of each month.
Thank you for stopping by and hopping with us! We love to inspire you so be sure to come back for more!
Here is the line up to help you navigate through..
Robin Lane from "Create-a-Latte" 
Janet's Creative World   You are here

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