Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop!

Hello!  Happy Saturday!  Today I am here taking part in the Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop, along with pretty much every paper crafter ever!  This is one huge blog hop!  But it's for one really wonderful and deserving lady, Cath Edvalson former editor at Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking Magazine and blogger extradionare at Moxie Fab World!  You should have arrived here from Cornelia's blog.

I love this blog hop and how many paper crafters are taking part.  It truly shows what an impact Cath has made, and how much we value her and will miss her!  Cath your blog is a true gem that inspired us, helped us to be better paper crafters!  The comments you have left on my blog always made my day brighter.  I have been blessed to have won your challenges twice (I think twice) and been mentioned a few times on your blog and I can tell you that I may have been jumping up and down!  I always enjoyed stopping by your blog and seeing what eye candy you had in store, it always inspired me not only in paper crafting but with my wreaths too!  I truly think that with you leaving we are all at a loss, I understand and only wish you the best.  Thankful for social media and being able to stay in the loop with you! Can't wait to see what is in store for you!  I have a friend card to share as I consider Cath as many of you do too to be a friend.

Stamps:  Lovely Mum's by Mama Elephant
Paper:  Bazzill, Watercolour paper
Inks:  Versamark by Tsuenko
Hero Arts Embossing Powder in White, Gold by other
Sprays:  Tattered Angels  Pink Poodle, Thatched Roof,

I heat embossed the flowers in white onto heavy watercolor paper, than I heavily sprayed it with light pink, dark pink and yellow mists and let it dry, than cut it out.  I heat embossed the sentiment in gold onto the white card and finished the card with two gold stripes and mounted the flowers with foam adhesives. 

That's it for me!  Thank you for stopping by!  The next stop is Kim.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Caring Hearts Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to my blog and the Caring Hearts Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the Fresh Squeezed Stamp Blog!  If not please start at Vera's blog for all the fun! The Caring Hearts Card Drive collects cards for the elderly who are in nursing homes, a lot of elderly people don't always have visitors and the holiday time can be really hard for them.  Sending a card really does brighten there day to see that a stranger cares enough about them to make a card write a message and send it to them.  I am personally collecting cards on behalf of Canadians and have a large nursing home to give cards to!  So if your in Canada and love to make cards please send them!  If your in the US send it to Vera!

I have 4 cards to share with you. I stamped a whole bunch of Poinsetta's from WPlus9 Design Pretty Poinsetta and die cut them.  Often when I make Holiday cards I make more than 1 of a design which was my plan with these cards but than I changed my mind.  I already adhered down the main panel so I was stuck with that as my base (I considered trying to pull it off that never works) So I played around with the same elements and stamps and did four designs:

It was fun coming up with different designs using the background and stamps!  I used a Hero Arts background along with My Favorite things Cheerful Christmas Greetings, and a Joy die cut from Papertrey Ink.

The next stop is Sarah Moerman!

Please leave a comment by Tuesday November 12 for a chance to win prizes from these companies:

Clearly Besotted Stamp
Ellen Hutson
Fresh Squeezed Stamp
Hero Arts
Inspiration Emporium
Lawn Fawn
Li'l Inker Designs
May Arts
My Favorite Thing
Newton Nook & Design
Online Classes
Paper Smooches
Simon Says Stamps
Studio Calico
Tim Holts
There She Goes Stamp
The Twinery

A few important details:

  • This card drive will be going on till November 28, 2013. We need to receive your card by November 28, 2013.
  •  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message in it (it can be stamped or hand written).  
  • Please sign your name and where you are from. 
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don't seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards (all size welcome)
  • And please don't use any pins (safety reason).
  • You can mail the cards to:
                 Vera Yates                                         Card Drive                                            
                       109 N. Post Oak Lane Ste. 430               c/o Tina Schrof                                    
                       Houston, TX 77024                                        P.O. Box 75                                                
                                                                                                     Springboro, Ohio45066                                                                                                                                                                        
Attn  Anita
P.O. Box 30
Piney, MB R0A 1K0

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rock Chalk Baby Blog Hop!

Hello Friends!  I am so excited to be here as part of the Rock Chalk Baby Blog Hop for my crafty friend Erin!   Your should have arrived here from Amy's Blog! Erin is currently expecting and is due any day now with a baby boy!  In fact it would be pretty awesome if Erin was so surprised by this hop it put her into labour! :> 

I am so excited for you Erin and your baby boy!  I have a girl first like you and than a boy and it really is great to have one of each.  It's so different but fun!  And guess what boy diapers are so much easier to change, yes seriously!  :>  Too bad I don't live closer, I love babies and would love to snuggle!

I had fun using a certain stamp in this set for Erin's card, I thought she would buy a onsie like this:


I apologize for the quality of this photo, me and my camera are not getting along right now so I took the photo with my ipad mini!  I used Taylored Expressions stamp set Onsie Twoosie, along with the sentiment from Avery Elle's Petals and Stems and the background stamp by Hero Arts, tweed background.

And I used Flair from my talented Friend Jocelyne Cuthchens!  You can check out her fabulous flair here.

Thank you for stopping by!  The next stop in the hop is Cheiron! 

Here is the master link for the hop:

Aga Malyszek
Amy Kolling:
Anita Recksiedler
Cheiron Brandon
Dana Warren:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz:
Elena Roussakis
Heather Campbell
Jennifer Rzasa
Jennifer Ingle:
JJ Bolton:
Jocelyn Olson
Joscelyne Cutchens
Laurie Willison
Miriam Prantner:
Nina Yang:
Taheerah Atchia:
Tessa Wise:
Wida Yusufi-Miller:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Snowman Gift Bag!

Hello Friends!  It's November ALREADY!  How did that happen?  While for many of you November is fall for us it means soon it will snow!  It's been beautiful fall days lately but it's just a certain amount of time till it's here, SNOW!  Oh no!  November means Christmas is on its way with Christmas cards, wreaths and projects being on my mind! 

I thought I would pop in since it's been a bit and share a project.  It's a Holiday gift bag!  It's actually a reusable bag from my favorite tea company, David's Tea!  When you buy there loose tea they send you home with this lovely paper blue bag, I covered the David's Tea logo and made up a bag:

I used Hero Arts Snow Much Joy set, love that snow man along with Basic Greys Aspen Frost!  This was fun to make!  :>  I look forward to giving a gift with it this upcoming Holiday season!

Lots coming up this week, Ariel's 8th Birthday and her party I still have some prep to do for that.  This year will be her first party not at home, it's nice how much easier it is to do a not home party, it's just not nice to your pocket book! :>  I am still quite busy with wreaths but this week was able to catch up quite a bit which is awesome!  I am taking part in not one but three blog hops this week so you shall see quite a lot of me! :>  Until than!

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