January 31, 2015

Pinterest Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop. If you are coming from Candice Fields, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble across this post, please start at the beginning of the hop with Robin's blog...you won't want to miss any of the amazing Pinterest Inspired Projects! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is a chance to win some blog candy from Robin! 
Gold Memory Planner Kit by Heidi Swapp
To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop as well as hitting that little "follow" button! Winner will be chosen on Sunday, February 8th so you have all week to hop through ! So, grab yourself a Latte', sit back and hop along with us as we share our projects with you.

I heard about Pinterest a couple of years ago and I said NO....NOT GONNA DO IT! Having a full time job and a paper craft addiction....I didn't need anything else that required my time. Boy was I wrong! I love seeing what others have created and I have been so inspired by new products and techniques. So, 2 years later I have 99 boards and 12,784 pins! My mo jo doesn't have a chance at getting lost! There is ALWAYS something to try. 
I think shaker cards are so cute and really add an element of fun. I love the ocean so I chose this pin for my inspiration today. 
This card was a little time consuming but as with anything, the more you practice, the less you have to "think" about it so I can't wait to try another one! 




Supplies: 
Inkadinkado - Patterned Sailboats
DCWV - The Basics Stack & The Shimmer Stack; yellow glitter paper for the sun from my stash
Spellbinders - Circle & Card Maker Dies
Judi Kins - Window Plastic
Advantus - 5mm Round Cup Sequins - Holographic Blue
Color Box Chalk Ink - Blue;   Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Broken China;  Gina K Designs - Red Hot
Copic Marker - Y15
Scotch - Quick Dry Adhesive

In honor of your visit,  I have a little giveaway for you! All you have to do is follow this blog by clicking on the blue button on the right (if you haven't already) and leave a comment. I will announce the winner right here, on this post, Sunday 2/8/15.
Congratulations to Theresa Knopf! Please email your mailing address to msmith38652@gmail.com 

Thank you again for spending time with us today. If your crafty mo jo goes missing, feel free to check out my Pinterest boards. If you already have a Pinterest account, please leave me your link so I can see what inspires you!


Your next stop will be with Sandy. 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. 
Lori Johnson Apgar ~ www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com 
Theresa Harris ~ www.thescrapbookingqueen.com 
Michele Smith ~ http://michelescraftroom.blogspot.com/   <-------YOU ARE HERE
Sandy Bell Hentzel ~ www.scrapbookblessingsclub.com 
Jessica Douglass Wilson ~ Stampinandcraftin.blogspot.com 
Connie Wallenbrock ~ http://www.conniecancrop.blogspot.com 

Theresa Rawlins Knopf ~ http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/ 

January 27, 2015

OWH - January ODBD Challenge


Just a quick post today so I can link up my card in the Operation Write Home - January ODBD Challenge...Hero cards!  Here's the scoop from Kristie...

Now onto the first ODBD challenge for 2015. I always make sure to have my kids write thank you cards after receiving gifts. I know this isn’t a common thing anymore, but I believe it’s important for them to take time to thank everyone. And I think January is the perfect month to show our gratitude to all who serve our country. This includes our local heroes, as well as our deployed service members. So, the January challenge is to make an AnyHero card. And as an added challenge, write a personal note of gratitude in it and take it to your local police or fire department, someone in your community that works everyday to serve our country, or send it to OWH for our deployed service members. Here’s some inspiration from Julie on the ODBD design team.



I hope you will take a minute to link up your AnyHero card. Once 50 cards have been reached, Our Daily Bread Designs will cover the shipping expense for TWO boxes shipped to active military to send home to their families and friends!  Hope you have a wonderful day! 

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