May 29, 2015

Blooming Flowers Blog Hop!


Today's hop is sponsored by Card A Day Challenge Blog. 
and the prize package you could win 

To win just comment on the blogs in the hop today.  That's it! It's that simple.
Each comment you leave will be one entry into the prize drawing, so be sure to comment on all the blogs and Tristan's Facebook post. 
We would also appreciate you following the blogs and liking Tristan's Facebook page too.
Now on with the hop.
You should have arrived here from Denise Soffa's Blog  

This is my blog entry!! 
I had a wedding coming up and 
end of pre-school craziness going on so 
I used a wonderful file from 
This is an amazing company and I urge you to visit and see all the amazing SVG files they have created.
Don't be intimidated by them. SVG Cuts makes a video for almost every item, giving you step by step instructions. 

I hope you enjoy the bloghop !! 

Thanks for stopping by today your next stop is  Alicia O'Bryant 

SVG file - Chamomile Friendship Cards Kit 
Quick Quotes Powerpuff Ink - Amaretto 
Flowered paper - DCWV Fresh Floral Stack
Cuttle Bug embossing folder. 

In case you get lost along the hop !! 

  • Theresa Rawlins Knopf
  • Ashley A. Walker
  • Denise Soffa
  • Anna Lentz Carpenter
  • Alicia O'Bryant
  • Created Unique Haidee
  • Daphne Shreiber
  • Sarah Pederson
  • Rhonda Helm
  • Jessica Douglass Wilson
  • Angela Corcoran
  • Silvia Haynes
  • Kim Schaeffer Venezia
  • Card A Day Challenge Design Team
  • Tristan Dawes

  • May 28, 2015

    Getting out of that comfort zone!

    Getting out of our comfort zone when it comes to crafting anything is usually
    pretty difficult, especially for me!!  I have always been one of those instant gratification crafters... give me a glue gun and I will make all kinds of things.
    I learned young that needle work was not and never would be my "thing" because it is just so tedious and takes FOREVER!!  My first afghan was a total disaster. My first cross stitch was stamped and my first counted cross stitch ... well I took it out of the package and said "OH HECK NO!"  I mean it requires MATH and really good eyesight!

    I started off this year joining a couple blog hops, I was a nervous wreck thinking people wouldn't like my work, or it wouldn't be as good as the other bloggers.  Now I am hooked.

    My newest endeavor is the Card A Day Challenge Blog I will have to make one or two cards a week.  A WEEK!!   I promised to give it my best shot but honestly I fear I don't have the creative process to make that many cards and not scraplift from someone else.   We shall see !!!!

    So click the link and join the blog for great ideas from lots of talented ladies!

    Coming up this weekend !! 
    Blooming Flowers Blog Hop! 
    Don't forget to pop in and see what is blooming!!

    May 18, 2015

    Been super busy with planning weddings and haven't been able to create much. 

    I am about finished with a summer wreath though! 

    Will post a pic when it is done. 

    Don't forget the Blooming Flowers blog hop starts May 30th!!! 

    All I can say is thank goodness I am miles ahead on this one!  

    Have a wonderful week everyone!!  

    Gods blessings to you and your family. 

    May 1, 2015

    National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop 2015


    WELCOME to the 
    National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!!

    You should of arrived here from Rhonda , 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 
    blog hop to celebrate ALL us Scrapbookers 
    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.”

    Scrapbooking is a hobby of preserving memories and at the same time it provides a strong social network.

      ”Scrappers”, as they are called, get together and scrapbook at each others homes, local scrapbook stores, scrapbooking conventions, retreat centers and have even gone on cruises.  Together they share tips and ideas and enjoy the social outlet.

    Scrapbookers are often referred to as "Paper Hoarders".

    How about those journaling tidbits facts??? 

    Now, enough with the facts, lets get to the good stuff!

    Today, we have two Sponsors!

    Our first sponsor is:
    A pack of National Scrapbook Month Paper from 

    a Free Mini Stamp set with EVERY SIZE order in her online store until Sunday night at Midnight!
    And our second sponsor:


    A set of Kiwi Lane Templates
    Tiny Shapes! 

    In order to be eligible to win, you must do the following:

    1. Follow all blogs!
    2. Be sure to comment on ALL blog posts!
    3. Follow Craftin and Stampin  on Facebook!
    4. Follow Stampin and Craftin on Facebook!
    5. For extra chances to win, take a picture of YOUR 
    completed layouts this weekend, and post to Instagram with 
    the tag ‪#‎craftinandstampinnationalscrapbookday2015‬ and each 
    completed layout gets an extra chance at winning!

    You have until Monday at 8:00 AM to hop and 
    to be entered to win!
    Winners will be announced on Wednesday on 
    both Sponsor Blogs!

    Now, who's ready to celebrate with some 

    Let's get to hopping!!!

    This is my layout contribution.
    Well if you made it this far 
    pat yourself on the back!
    I am the caboose on the blog train today!!  
    I used kiwi lane templates or my own version of them for this Layout. I tried to match the paper colors to the colors of her dress.  I usually pitch all sticker packaging so I have no idea where they came from. I buy my paper buy the pound here in Ohio but the bottom layer came from DCWV "The Glitter Stack".  I love this paper pack, it has so many choices and such bright fun colors and designs.  And yes the journaling tag is blank! I know BAD Grandma!! 

    If you started with me, you can now hop to Jessica and start at the beginning!!! 

    Here is the blog lineup in case you get lost!

    Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!