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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Riley Stamp Company Show Some Love Challenge

I wanted to enter this challenge RILEY0313 using one of my Riley and Company stamps. so I decided to make a wedding card. The requirements stated "Show some love!" Make a Valentines/Love card using non-traditional colors (not red or pink!!).

I decided to use my Riley wedding stamp.


I chose to use yellow, blue, orange, brown, green, and black colors.  I also decided to make my card into shutter style card. I love this style because it offers so many places to put extra little things on the card.  I used paper, bling, punches, and dies.



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sizzix Flip-It Cards 02-10-13


I wanted to enter this contest, so I spent some tome making a couple of flip cards.  I made 1 birthday, 1 baby, and 1 Christmas.

The riles were to use Sizzix flip it dies, Sizzix stamps and or The Stamps of life Stamps. I don't have any of the stamps, so I used only Sizzix dies and embossing folders, along with paper and embesllisments.

The prize for winning is one of the new dies. I love Sizzix, so I hope I win!
Round Flip It Die

The front of the card when closed

The inside of the card when it is open.I added the baby bottle as a place to write on.


The card standing up open
This is the die used for the bottle and the Sizzlits used for the words, the baby and the star on the shirt.


Square Flip It Die

The front of the card when closed

The inside of the card when it is open.I added the tree as a place to write on.


The card standing up open


This is the die used for the tree and the embossing folders for the background, the tree, the penguin and the words.







Fancy Frame Flip It Die

The front of the card when closed

The inside of the card when it is open.I added the tag as a place to write on.

The card standing up open

This is the die used for the cupcake and the tag and the embossing folders for the swirl on the cupcake.








Saturday, November 17, 2012

Birthday Blessings for Sally blog Hop



Welcome to Birthday Blessings to Sally blog Hop. Today is Kimberly Pate's mother birthday and it was thought to honor and cherish her mother by having a blog hop. All cards will be mailed to Sally in care of Kimberly.

Birthday's are a blessing especially if it is someone special. God grants blessings by giving us special people to honor. Kimberly Pate is a wonderful loving caring person which I am sure is due to the
wonderful parenting skills of her mother Sally. So, let's see how our wonderful group wishes Sally a happy birthday and if you would like to wish Sally a special birthday greeting - you too can send a card to:

There is a wonderful line-up of birthday wishers:

  1. Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
  2. Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
  3. Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
  4. Miriam ~ http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com/
  5. Rachelle~http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/
  6. Tami ~ http://www.tamboscreations.blogspot.com
  7. Anita ~   http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com

We have a special sponsor today to help us celebrate. She asks that you remark on everyone's site along with wishing Sally a very special birthday blessing! Then, head on over to visit her Facebook store at: https://www.facebook.com/MiriamsCraftingSupplies





Just like her page, leave a comment that you came from this hop and you will be entered to win ten sets of half pearls and/or rhinestones of your choice!

If you have arrived from Rachelle' s blog then you are on the right birthday trail. If you just happened to stop and visit me, I am truly blessed and happy that you have but would love for you to follow the complete hop by starting with of course with Kimberly at http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com

For my birthday card for Sally I have made I used Graphic 45's Lady's Diary paper. I added a flower and the stamps are from Stampin' Up.

I also decorated the inside.


 Your next stop along the way on our birthday blessings is ANITA.





Monday, November 12, 2012

Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids BLOG HOP, November 10-12, 2012



"In the eyes of children, we find the joy of Christmas. In their hearts, we find its meaning."

If you came from Ellen's Blog, then you are in the right spot. if you just happened by, make site to start at Ellen's Blog so you don't miss any of the fun or rules for prizes.

As joyous as Christmas is for most families, for some, their holidays are filled with worry, medical treatments and tests, and pain -- for their child must be hospitalized or she or he needs long-term care rather than being home with their families.

For these kids, Santa doesn't slip down a chimney but rather, often comes in the guise of community volunteers who help make the season bright.

This is the second Christmas season that our own band of dedicated and loving paper crafters have come together to make Holiday banners for children who are too sick to be home for the holidays.  Welcome to the Christmas Banners for Special Needs Kids blog hop!

We are especially pleased that this year, not only have the number of generous crafters swelled so our Hop is over three full days, but also, that we have partnered with another great cause and recipient of our banners!

By teaming up with Madison Womack's I FEEL THE LOVE PROJECT, the banners our crafters have handmade will be going to the hospitalized children at Children's Hospital Central California!

First, let me show you the banner I made for today's post. I'll be sending this to Madison and the children at CHCC who are benefiting from the I Feel the Love project in December:


I used Christmas tree shaped chipboard, then I covered each with paper and added decorations.











Your next stop is Heather D. 


Thank you again for visiting us here for a beautiful and worthwhile endeavor.  God bless all the little children wherever they spend their holidays!!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

2nd day 9-2 Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children

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Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!
I am delighted to join with more than 3 dozen other women who have each made at least one Halloween-themed banner that will be donated to hang in the room of a medically-fragile child at Pediatric Specialty Care in Pennsylvania.

Our Hop Hostess (Ellen CardMonkey Jarvis) works at PSC’s Bucks County site as Admissions Coordinator. The Banner Hop starts there, so please be sure to circle back to the beginning to see all of the terrific banners have been made for these very special children.

Ellen shared this information with us about Pediatric Specialty Care: “PSC is a very special place where children stay either long- or short-term, typically after hospitalization.  Most are dependent on ventilators and other technology to survive. Some have been born too early or with genetic diseases or birth injuries.  Other children suffer injuries later in life that require constant care later, including brain injuries from trauma or loss of oxygen (from choking, suffocation or drowning) and spinal cord injuries.

These children and their families -- and PSC’s staff -- will be thrilled to receive the Halloween banners, to help brighten the season when their friends and siblings will be out trick-or-treating.”
Here is the banner I am sending to a child at PSC:

The banner says Happy Halloween in chipboard letters that I had in a packet. All of the pennant pieces are witches hats, cut from the Cricut Happy Haunting Cart. It is cut at 5.5 inches. I cut 30 black hats and sandwiched a piece of chipboard between to make it sturdier. I decorated the hats with paper cut from my Halloween stash. I added orange rickrack and an orange flower on the headband. I put eyes on the spider. I used a flower petal behind the cat eyes. Then to top it all o, I added stickles.  I hung each hat from a piece of black ribbon and attached it too the main ribbon with green sheer ribbon. They wanted to dangle backwards, so I attached them together with an additional piece of yellow sheer ribbon at the brim tips to each other. This seemed to help.















Please move on your way to the next stop, which is: Susan! Thank you again for visiting!



This Hop is two days (Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2), and on each day you will see different banners. Be sure to visit on both days to see the truly inspirational work of these generous bloggers, and leave some love (comments) on as many sites as you can – because if you do, you can up your chances to win some Spooktacular blog candy, including from these sponsors:

Madge's Scrappin' Lounge is donating a $25 gift certificate to her store!

Lisa Peters - $15 shopping spree to her adorable paper piecing store at Scrapping With Lisa Designs.

Lucy Kelleher - Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart is donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Close to My Heart products!  To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on her blog and become a follower of her blog. For an additional entry, "Like" her Facebook page.

Debi Weidleman - Independent Consultant for Stampin' Up is also donating a $10 Gift Certificate which you can use towards any Stampin' Up products.

Erica's Craft Room is donating two Cricut cartridges (!!!) -- Pretty Pennants and Mini Books.  Please visit and say thank you to Erica on her blog.

To qualify, all you have to do is leave at least one comment on our Hostess’s site - CardMonkey What was your most memorable Halloween costume, and how old were you when you wore it?   Leave additional comments on as many banner makers’ sites as you’d like for extra chances to win!  Prizewinners will be announced on Monday, September 3 on the CardMonkey site, where there will be a round-up of all of the Spooktacular banners for 2012.

You can go back yo beginning at CardMonkey's site, if you got lost along the way.

 Thanks for visiting.  
Please move on your way to the next stop, which is: Susan!