Monday, June 27, 2011

Zoe's Friendship Blog Hop!

Welcome to Zoe's Friendship Blog Hop. If you arrived here from Melissa you are on the right track. If you just happened to stumble on my blog and would like to start at the beginning please click Here.

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our live mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand, this is a true friend that cares. This layout is in honor of My BFF "Sharon"!

When I became ill about four years ago all of our friends walked away from us except for Sharon, she has always been there for me, it doesn't matter how rotten I feel or how miserable I get, I know I can count on her! I don't know if everyone else thought I was going to drop dead or what, but I really needed them and they were no where to be found. ( Don't get me wrong , I do have a wonderful supporting family, but I do need a friend once in awhile)

I found the poem on the Internet and I think it just sums up the way I feel about Sharon.

Sharon and I have so much in common, we both love Bingo, Vegas, good looking guys, shopping, reading and of course are Cricuts! I took this picture one night at Bingo when we were just joking around.
Sharon you are my BFF now and forever! Thanks for being there for me!

Now on to the fun stuff!

Who whats Blog Candy?

was a bit worried that I would not be able to give my wonderful followers a chance to win some blog candy for this hop, we have a Mail Strike going on here in Canada, but one of my Blogging Friends has stepped in and saved the day! Kimberly from My Craft Spot has kindly donated a $15.00 Gift Certificate for My Craft Spot! How cool is that?

My Craft Spot

If you have not been over to My Craft Spot make sure you go over there and visit. Not only can you purchase beautiful crinkled ribbon in so many stunning colours, twines and wonderful Sentiment stamp sets, every Monday Kimberly has a fun challenge with a awesome prizes to be won!

Thank you Kim for saving the day!

Now it is time to send you off to the amazing talented Rhonda.
Thank you for stopping bye! Have a great week and don't forget to check out the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Christmas In June! One Down!

Thanks to a couple of the Blogs I follow, I can now say I have my first Christmas Card done and it is only June! Yippee!!

It all started with Linda's Creativity Blog. This weeks challenge is to make a Christmas project to get a head start on one of the busiest seasons of the year.

I also decided to make the card the old school way, with no cricut cuts! This way I could also enter it over at My Creative Time: This weeks challenge, create a cricutless project, following the sketch provided.

I used KC and Company Christmas Paper Pack from last year and some darling Chipboard pieces that I picked up at the Dollar Store. I then added a few snowflake brads and stamped a poem on the inside.
Hope you enjoy!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Good Times! Shine on Me!

When I saw this picture of my Sister Debby's grandsons, I just new I had to scrap it.

The look on Evans face is just priceless!

I used Winni The Pooh and Friends cricut cartridge for the sun and film strip. The face on the sun was stamped with PKS.

I torn the paper and chalked the edges of the water.

The good times and Hot Hot title are chip board pieces from the Dollar Store.

Challenges that I will be entering are the following:

Getting Cricky: Simple Sunday: Shine on Me!

Fantabulous Cricut: Make a project with a sun.

Celebrate the Occasion: Make a project with a sun.

The Paper Variety: Summer has Begun.

Whimsical Wednesday: Fun with Colour

Must include the colours yellow and red .

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Winner! & My Birthday Cake! A Must See!!

First I would like to thank everyone who stopped by to help celebrate Sylvia's Birthday. I enjoyed reading all your wonderful comments and thank you all for visiting my blog . I also would like to thank Michelle from Design on Cloud 9 for donating my yummy blog candy for this hop. If you have not checked out her blog, you really do not know what you are missing!!! So with this being said. I used random .org to pick my winner and the winner is


But first I would like to share a couple of pictures from my Birthday.

It was on June 10th, but I have been so ill that the kids didn't make it over till Sunday to help celebrate. My son made this amazing cake for me! Everything on it can be eaten! The tree was made from Rice Crispies. Not only does it look good it even tasted better. I am a hug fan of Disney and this is what they came up with!

So with this being said, I guess you would like to know who lucky #19 is!

The winner is

Amy C

Please email me with your information so I can pass it on to Michelle at Design on Cloud 9.

Thanks for stopping bye, don't forget to check back next Monday. I am in another Blog Hop with more Yummy Candy to be had.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop & My Craft Spot DT Post!

Welcome to The Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop. First I would like to say Happy Birthday to Sylvia , Hope all your wishes come true! If you arrived here from Becka Blog you are on the right track. If you just happen to stumble upon my blog and would like to start at the beginning please Click Here!

So whats a Birthday without a Sweet Treat?

Not only is this a cupcake, but look whats attached to the cherry! Direction for this project can be found over at Fabulously Artsy.
( prepared to laugh)

For this hop I decided to do two projects, not only is it a blog hop but it is time for another wonderful challenge at My Craft Spot! This weeks challenge is to create a project with something Sweet!

So I kept with the Birthday Theme and added some very yummy looking candy!

These great photos were taken this year at Jasper National Park on my brother in laws 65Th Birthday .

I used twine for the banner, which comes in so many beautiful colour's and can be purchased at My Craft Spot along with the Happy Birthday sentiment which is also from My Crafts Spot Inside and out Stamp Set Sentiments #2.

I used Glossy Accents on both the sucker and candy apple to make it shine, just like a real candy apple would.

Cartridges used for this project were George and Basic Shapes, Paisley for the suckers, Celebrations for the candies and October 31st for the candy apple. Don't forget to check out this weeks challenge at My Craft Spot. I am sure there will be some yummy sweets for this weeks challenge.

Now if you have stuck with me this long, just wait to you see the Yummy Sweet Blog Candy I have for you today! One lucky follower will receive $25.00 in SVG files from Design On Cloud 9 ! If you have not checked out Design On Cloud 9, you do not know what you are missing! It seems like everyday Michelle just keeps coming up with more and more great designs and each one is better than the last. She has so kindly donated my blog candy for you today!....Thank you Design On Cloud are the best!

Now it is time to send you off to the amazing talented Sandy Blog.
Thanks for stopping bye!
Have a Sweet Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Pink Stamper Birthday Challenge!

I made this card for the challenge over at My Pink Stampers

Today's challenge is all about Birthdays. I decided to make a Center Fold card which is a blast to make and so quick and easy. Instruction for the card can be found at Splitcoast Stampers. I used 3 Birds on Parade for the sweet little bird on the front. All papers were from my scrap bucket. I inked all the edges in a light brown ink, added a bit of ribbon and bling, and now I have a cute little card for when I need it.

Thanks for stopping in. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Honey Bunnies Two Page Layout!

I have been working on this layout for a couple of weeks now and I am just so happy with the final results!

Over on Facebook I came across this awesome Company called Design on Cloud 9 . When Michelle reached 500 followers she would be give away this darling SVG File Honey Bunnies for free!

Let me tell you I shared that link more then once with my friends because I just had to have it!
Michelle also has a blog with many wonderful SVG for sale at really good prices. If you haven't check it out make sure you head on will not be sorry!
Click Here to go to Design On Cloud 9 Blog!

I will be entering this layout in the following challenges.

Design on Cloud 9 Facebook challenge: Create a project using the Honey Bunnies Svg
My Creative Time Throwback Thursday: Use any Cricut Lite Cartridge and incorporate some bling.
Cooking With Cricut: Pick Your Own Poison: use your favorite cartridge and colours.
Getting Cricky with K Andrews: Simple Sunday Challenge: Your Choice.

I used two cartridges for this layout both being my favorite!

Twinkle Toes and Storybook.

I love both these cartridges for my photo matting.

And here is a picture of the two pages together

Monday, June 13, 2011

My Craft Spot Challenge! Happy Fathers Day to My Sweetie!

I cannot believe it is already Monday, which means it is time for another challenge over at My Craft Spot. This weeks challenge #12 is to create a project for fathers day.

I lost my father at a very young age. Dad was truly a great man and father, he was loved by everyone and even though we had very little money growing up he made sure that us three girls had everything that was important in life, especially Love! I have so many fond memories of my Dad and I miss him dearly. He was only 55 when he passed away. My hubby's father is also gone, so my card this week is for my wonderful husband ....... even if the old guy forgot my Birthday!!! That is two years in a row. I could understand if we had only been together for a few years, but we are talking 41 years in October.

I guess he can blame it on old age. LOL!

My card this week is called a Center Step Card, instruction for this card can be found over at Splitcoast Stampers, it was so easy to whip up and I just love the way it turned out! What is even better ........ is all the paper was from my very large scrap bucket.

Both the crinkled ribbon and twine can be purchased at My Craft Spot. Kimberly has so many lovely colours to choose from, in both the ribbon and twine. This week she has added some Beautiful New Ribbon colours to her collections and they look so yummy! How about Old Glory: which includes three great new colours, Cranberry, Vanilla Bean and Navy Blue or the 4th of July collection: Scarlet Red, Snow White and Navy Blue, last but not least she has the new Summer Vacation: collection which is Caribbean, Sandy Beach and Hot Pink! So make sure you pop over to My Craft Spot and check out the newest colours!

The bottom sentiment reads "You make my life sweet" which is from My Craft Spots Sentiment inside and Out Stamp Set which can also be purchased over at My Craft Spot .

Now it is your turn to show us all your wonderful Father Days Projects. Who knows what yummy candy Kimberly will have this week up for grabs .

I am also going to enter this card in the following Challenges:

Whimsical Wednesday #10- Dad's Day

Capturing A Moment of Time- Dad's Day

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you go check out the rest of Kimberly amazing Design Team projects!

Have a great week creating!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Winners! Winners!

OMG! I forgot to post the winner from Nicolette's Birthday Bash Blog hop! I guess that's what happens when you get to be my age! Today is my Birthday...and that makes year older....and that more forgetful. LOL!

So with that being said

The lucky winner is #20

Jenn said

Such an adorable layout!! Love the colours, TFS :)
hugs, Jenn

Please send me a email with your mailing information and I will get your Disney Fairy Stamp Set in the mail.

Now for the winner of the Cricut Cartridge to help celebrate both my blog anniversary and my birthday! I took all the comments from both the Grillin and Chillin blog hop and from Nicolette's Birthday Blog hop and put them in a hat and got Hubby to draw the winner for me. The winner is!!!!!!

#60 from the Grillin & Chillin Blog Hop

Anonymous said

LOVE, LOVE LOVE this layout! So much detail! The barrel of beer is such a cute touch. I'm a follower (Deborah) but I'm having trouble posting so I'm using anonymous.

Deborah did leave a contact # so I have already emailed her.

Thanks to all of you for leaving such lovely comments and for visiting my blog. You do brighten my day and make it all worth getting up each morning.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Four Challenges! Two page Summer Layout.

I love when I can take a two page layout and work it into a bunch of my favorite challenges! It does take a bit of thinking and planing to make it work, but I always love the finished project.

The first challenge is over at Fantabulous Cricut. This weeks challenge me Monday is "Remember Me", this could be a special person, time, anniversary or just a wonderful memory.

These pictures were taken in July of 2007, it was a beautiful hot summer day and hubby was at work and just out of the blue I decided it would be a good day for a picnic. So I called my daughter in law to see if it would be O.K for me to take the kids for a few hours. I packed up a lunch and went and picked the kids up and took them to a neighbor hood water park. It was a lovely day and we laid the blanket out and went and played for a while, when we came back to the blanket the pigeons were eating the kids lunch right through the baggies! We still managed to have a wonderful time! and all had a good laugh over the silly birds!

The next challenge is another favorite of mine. Whimisical Wednesday, there challenge this week create a tag and add some bling!

The next is Bug Bites Grillin and Chillin Bug hop challenge. If you have not done this hop you should, there is so much wonderful talent to inspire you and then a super fun challenge at the end. Create a project with at least one cricut cut and one of the hidden bug which can be found a long the hop.

For this layout I was able to use up some of my old stash, which is a bonus! My cricut cut is the darling Caterpillar border which was cut at 2 inches from A Walk in My Garden.

I add a few fun buttons to bring in the summer theme a little bit better. These cute pictures are of my Grand daughter Jasmine. She is just so funny. All those really cute water things to run through and she found a pop bottle and played in a puddle. Gotta love them!

For the last challenge, I found another really cool blog hop with many talented ladies, It was the Summer Fun Blog Hop and can be found over at Blessed on the Bright Side you should check it out, once again there was tons of many wonderful summer layout, cards and projects along the way! At the end of this hop there was a challenge for you to create a summer project!
Thank you for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoyed yourself, have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nicolette's Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to my blog, and Nicolette's Birthday Bash Blog Hop. If you've come from visiting Paula Blog , you are in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to join in on the Birthday Bash blog hopping fun you can go Here to the start at the beginning. This blog hop is in honor of Nicolette's Birthday.
For my project

I decided to make another layout, I will add the pictures later of one of my Little Princess 5Th Birthday Party.

The Sentiment is from My Craft Spot Sentiment #2 inside and out Stamp Set.

I used Tinkerbell Cricut Cartridge to cut Tinkerbell . I couldn't find the perfect birthday cake so I found a paper piece pattern and cut it by hand.

I added some bling and glitter, inked all the edges , added a few brads and a bow and there it was !

Now for the fun stuff!


One lucky follower with win this Disney Set of Tinkerbell Stamps and Disney Cinderella's set . Please leave a comment and a way to get in touch with you.

But wait!!!

Just a reminder!

On May 24Th my blog was one years old so it is time to celebrate! So with this being said.....I will take all the comments from this hop and all the comments from the the Grillin & Chillin Bug Hop I was in last weekend and put the two sets of comments together and draw 1 lucky winner to win a Paper Doll Dressup Cricut Cartridge.
So if you comment on both hops, it will give you two chances!
I will draw for the winner on my Birthday which is

June 10Th!
So make sure you our a follower!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now it is time to send you off to the amazing talented Kimmarie Blog.