Showing posts from January, 2013

OWH Midweek Throwdown - Birthday

For the OWH  Midweek Throwdown Challenge, I decided to use one of the awesome OWH tutorials to create a birthday card! If you haven't perused them yet, here is the link. I chose the Pinwheel tutorial and it was so easy!  There is a link-up there too where you can add your finished project and see what others have created! Before you scroll any further, I must warn you of the train wreck up ahead. Do you ever have those days when nothing seems to fit, colors don't match, you adhere something crooked? That's what happened on card #1 but I didn't give up!!!  I have watched many videos from Operation Write Home....I find myself talking to Sandy as though she is in the room with me sometimes. (LOL) I have learned SOOOO much from her techniques but have never tried the tutorials and now I wonder what took me so long??? I digress...
The 1st pinwheel turned out great with the exception of the papers chosen. I think they are wayyyy too busy.  I added just a bit of adhesive to …

Valentine's Gift Bag Hop ~

Hello Everyone   Welcome to the Valentine's Gift Bag Blog Hop We are so excited you could join us!
Do you find yourself running out of time to make your gift bags for your love ones, kids classmates & teachers or that special someone?  If you are one of these people than you are in the right place.   This hop has lots of wonderful projects to inspire you to create your very own gift bags. This is a one day hop and we would appreciate your comments on each blog along the way. 
   If you have arrived from Lucy -Love 2 Create, you are in the right place. If you are just stopping by, please start at Angela's blog where the fun begins!!

This hop is hosted by AJ Scrapbooking & Cards and Angela's Craft Spot.
You should begin at Angela's blog and end at An'Jenic's blog Our Fabulous Sponsors: Emma at My Creative Time Prize: Stamp Set: Label Font Facebook Page: My Creative Time
Sonia at SKdigis by Sonia Kertznus Prize: $6 voucher to SKdigis store Facebook Page: SKdigis

Winter's in the Air Hop ~

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but these projects are so delightful.  Welcome to the ‘Winter’s In The Air’ blog hop.  
We have all made projects to warm your heart, and potentially decorate your home, during these snowy months. Today, I present another first for me.....a fireplace card. I am so addicted to Pinterest and all of the amazing ideas. Here is where I found my inspiration (and instructions).  Being a Mississippi girl, I am not a fan of cold weather so the 1st thing I think of is a warm and cozy fireplace! 
Here's a tip for you. The stamp I wanted to use was too big for the space. I stamped it, scanned it to my computer and re-sized it. Wonder why I haven't thought of this before now!  Supplies Used:  DCWV Cotton Bloom Cardstock (green wallpaper) Fire Image - Close To My Heart Happy Camper Stamp Picture Image - Hero Arts Friendship Frames Stamp Vase with Flowers - Cricut Bloom Cartridge (cut at 1-1/4", bl 4, sp low, pr high) Fiskars Border Punch�����������…

Teresa's Blogaversary Hop ~

Hello to all our crafty friends! We have a great blog hop for you today. A little over a year ago Teresa began a new blog to celebrate the fact she wanted a change in her life. And for that change to be permanent, came lots of prayer and leaning on God to give the right answers. The answers He needed to give, not the answers Teresa desired. Well here we are 1 year later and Teresa is a Stay at Home Wife, loving life and doing all she needs to do to create a warm, loving atmosphere for her family!

Thanks for joining us today...Teresa asked all the participants to create something that represented a change in their life. If you haven't already, be sure to start at the beginning with Teresa's project and see the fabulous blog candy she is offering!
While Christmas shopping, I passed Jo~Ann's twice saying to myself "so what if I have a coupon...I do not NEED 1 thing". After all, I was on a mi…

OWH Sketch #154 ~

~ Here is my take on the sketch challenge this week ~

Supplies Used:  Core'dinations Cardstock - The Chocolate Box and Pastels collections The Paper Studio - The Basics (green stripe and lattice) Image - Freebie from Netty's Cards Spectrum Noir Markers - FS6, EB5 Brads - Spare Parts Ribbon - Offray Stickles - Star Dust Foam Tape
I added Star Dust Stickles to her pink bows and the pink flower on her shirt. Can anyone tell me why they turned bluish black?
Supplies used:  Core'dinations Cardstock - Pastels The Paper Studio - The Basics Spellbinder Die - Labels One Stickles - Star Dust Image - Sliekje Digi Stamps Spectrum Noir Markers & Prismacolor Pencils Ribbon - "Made in Mexico" lol There was no brand name on the roll ~~ Hope your new year is off to a great start ~~

OWH Sketch #153

~ Here is my take on the sketch challenge this week ~

Supplies Used:  Cricut - "B is for Boy" cartridge Core'dinations Cardstock - Tillie Dot, Jillian Dot Googly Eyes Tombow Aqua Glue (for the eyes) SP & Co - Bold Sentiments I Hampton Arts Embossing Ink Embossing Powder - Brown Versa Magic Chalk Ink - Wheat Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Green Studio G Pigment Ink - Green Hampton Arts Dye Ink - Green Flower Bling Ribbon Boutique Ribbon If you have never heard of Operation Write Home, please check them out! This is a wonderful organization that not only sends cards to our soldiers to write home on but has tons of tutorials and great ideas to get your mo jo going! Have a crafty day ~~~

Time Flies By New Year Blog Hop ~

Welcome to the "Time Flies By New Year" Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop and friends. Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards and layouts having to do with time.

You should have arrived from An'Jenic ~
If you happened upon us please start at the beginning of the hop at
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.
We have a fabulous sponsor, Creative Kuts (, who is generously giving away a really cute New Year's SVG file. 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 us a comment letting us know what you like best about our projects. Then head over to and post that you followed the rules. …