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MarkerPop! Challenge #84: Anything Goes

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This week's challenge is to use Copic markers or any markers found in the MarkerPop! store. I received this beautiful angel by C.C. Designs and couldn't wait to bring her to life with my Copics!
It's not visible in this photo but I applied clear Wink of Stella glitter to the wings. Why is it that we only see our boo boos after we complete the project? Do you see it? I neglected to trim that tiny piece of cardstock from the left side of the cloud :-) She is still beautiful though.  There is still time to link up your project here.  Hope you're having a great day!

"Share Handmade Kindness" ~ Week 2

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Week 2 (November 9 – 15) will focus on sharing any kind of handmade kindness with anyone who works/serves in our community – anyone who provides a helpful service to us.
My project for #sharehandmadekindness goes to my postman/woman. They visit me 6 days a week, rain or shine, sleet or snow and I am thankful for their service. 

The tag is from My Favorite Things. The cute envelopes are from the Neat & Tangled "Just Hello" stamp set and the sentiment is part of the Hero Arts "Happy Birthday" stamp set. For more information about the Share Handmade Kindness challenge, click on the icon at the top of this post. :-)

"Share Handmade Kindness" with Jennifer McGuire ~ Week 1

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A MESSAGE FROM JENNIFER MCGUIRE ABOUT THIS CHALLENGEI think every one of us can agree that we love to create — cards, scrapbook pages, treats, and more. Making things by hand makes us happy. And when we share these creations with others, we also share that happiness. There’s nothing better! It’s a simple act of kindness that can brighten someone’s day and leave a lasting impression… and our world needs more kindness.
So, wouldn’t it be fun to encourage each other to turn the joy of creating into the kindness of giving? I hope you will join me here during the month of November for a “Share Handmade Kindness Challenge.” Each week throughout the month, we’ll challenge each other to share an act of handmade kindness with someone. Any act of kindness made with the hands from the heart counts! We’ll support each other in sharing these acts of handmade kindness with friends and family, children facing challenges, those who work in our communities (nurses, teachers, etc.), and com…

Grillin' & Chillin' Blog Hop ~

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Welcome to the last stop in the Grillin' and Chillin' Blog Hop. If you arrived from Haidee then you are right on track. If not please jump on over to Lisa's blog, our hostess for this hop, so you don't miss any of the stops along the way.

This blog hop is a one day hop that is jammed pack full of some amazing projects. We have had so much fun creating this hop and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects having to do with cook outs and BBQ themes and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way!

We have 2 wonderful sponsors for this hop! SVG Attic is sponsoring a $15.00 Gift Card for the SVG Attic store and ScrappyDew is sponsoring a $20.00 Gift Card for the ScrappyDew store.

I made this card for my husband's birthday since he IS king of the grill! I used Lawn Fawn Let's BBQ stamp and die set along with a little piglet sticker.  I added Stickles to the grill grates for a burning charcoal effect and the…

Lawnscaping Challenge #109 ~ Sparkle & Shine!

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After 108 challenges I finally decided to jump right in and participate! Lawn Fawn has so many wonderful products....it's tough figuring out which ones to use. The challenge was to use anything that makes your project "sparkle and shine"..........
The frame was cut using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling Card die. The background was created with DCWV glitter paper. The planes, dots and sentiment are from the Lawn Fawn Flying By stamp set that I received from the lovely and talented Annette.  I stamped the planes with Lawn Fawn Fish Tank ink on the Lawn Fawn Beachside 6x6 paper pad. As you can see....the larger plane is doing some acrobatics (it's upside down) lol  The sweet birds and flowers are from the Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me Stamp/Die sets. I sponged some Lawn Fawn Wild Rose, Fake Tan & Mermaid ink onto white cardstock before I stamped the flower images.

I think it's still missing something where the hillside meets the sky so I will keep this open as a…

Lawnscaping June Blog Hop ~ Lawn Fawn!

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Hello and welcome to the Lawnscaping June Blog Hop ~ So glad you could join us!!! If you haven't already, be sure to hop on over to the Lawnscaping blog for details on all of the wonderful prizes up for grabs from some really amazing sponsors! You have until midnight June 28th to enter. Winners will be chosen from comments left throughout the lineup and announced on the Lawnscaping blog next week so grab a cup of java or tea and enjoy the rest of your inspirational journey.
I chose to make a gift card holder using the "love you a latte" stamps and dies. I just adore this stamp set.....so many cute images and perfect sentiments!
You can find Kelly Gettelfinger's tutorial for making this card here.

Lawn Fawn Supplies:  6x6 Paper Pads: Polka Mon Amie & Sweater Weather Wood Veneer Lawn Ornaments: Scripty Hugs Stitched Journaling Card Die Set Stitched Party Banners Die Set
If you encounter any errors along the hop, please email Laurel directly at laurelbeard at me dot co…

Operation Write Home - ODBD May Challenge

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The Our Daily Bread Designs challenge for May is embossing! I love the special touch an embossed piece gives to any project and there are so many designs to work with. One of my favorites is the star embossing folder.

Head on over to the Operation Write Home ODBD Challenge to link your embossed project up!  Hope you have a crafty kinda day!

Operation Write Home Finishing Strong Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to the Operation Write Home Finishing Strong Blog Hop! With the help of volunteer card makers around the country, OWH has sent over THREE MILLION cards to our deployed Heroes to write home to their loved ones!!! Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes with handmade cards since 2007, will be closing later this year. August 1st is the absolute last day that OWH will accept cards so if you've been working on a box, do not hesitate to get it in the mail! 
I want to give a big shout out to Sandy Allnock, founder & Executive Director of OWH.  She saw a need and made it happen. I can only imagine how many countless hours she has put into this project. Not only has she mailed 3 million cards, she has taught me how to be a better card maker. By posting card shares, tutorials, challenges and fresh ideas I have learned so much about creativity and card design. I will continue to be inspired through her personal blog. If you haven't been there you m…

National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!

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Hello!
WELCOME to the  National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!!
You should of arrived here from Sukie, but if you did not, you can start at Jessica in the beginning!
Today, some of the best Scrapbooking bloggers I  know teamed up to present a  WONDERFULLY AMAZING blog hop to celebrate ALL us Scrapbookers  FAVORITE HOLIDAY- National Scrapbook Day!
Some info on National Scrapbooking Day:
Each year on the first Saturday in May, it is National Scrapbook Day. 
Also known as National Scrapbooking Day, on this day thousands of people get together all over the country to celebrate with scrapbooking parties and share their talents with others. 
Scrapbooking dates back to the 15th century.
As per Wikipedia: “Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbook albums are often decorated and frequently contain extensive journaling. Scrapbooking is a widely practiced pastime in the United States…

OWH - ODBD March Challenge

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The March challenge for Our Daily Bread Designs is to make the sentiment the main focus of your card. I love this stamp from Neat and Tangled. I heat embossed each of them to add a little dimension to these otherwise clean and simple cards.


At the time of this post, there are 33 entries. The goal is 50 so if you haven't linked up yet....hurry on over! Have a crafty day!

Picture Perfect Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Picture Perfect Blog Hop! We encourage you to take a moment this week to print out those precious memories that are stored away in our phones and computers. With digital photography, I have taken tons of pictures but am so far behind on my scrapbooking. Printing them off will not only preserve them but encourage me to go ahead and tell the story of my life events.
In appreciation of your visit today, I am giving away this little bundle of blog candy! Simply visit, comment and follow each of the blogs below to be entered to win! Check back right here on this post Wednesday March 18th to see if you are the winner!
Congratulations to lucky #2! Please email your mailing address to msmith38652@gmail.com! Thank you all for hopping along with us.
This is a picture from our Honeymoon...in 2010! The map shows all the places we visited during our cruise. I think I will go back and add a dot to each of the ports.  When it comes to scrapbooking, I want to showcase as many photos as…