09 June 2017

A Pirate's Life for Me Blog Hop


Yo Ho Yo Ho
A Pirate's Life for Me
Blog Hop

Ahoy there, me Matey!!  If ye scallywags want to see some treasures created by these cool landlubbers then ye have come to the right place!  'Cause we are about to shiver yer timbers and batten down the hatches!!

Ye should have arrived from me trusty pirate, Shannon H.  If ye just happened upon this gem of a hop, our might sea dog is Captain Connie Can Crop, and she is the first stop in this hop.

This is a one-day blog hop, but ye have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these talented scallywags.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!  With amazing pirate booty!


One lucky winner will win a digital image from Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps.  Be sure to check out her shop online HERE, and visit her on Facebook HERE.

What do you need to do to win?  Easy . . . become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday 6/21/17 at Connie Can Crop.  Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!  

All hands on deck!  Thar she blows!!

Since I have two boys, there's always lots of boy stuff going on around my house and with their friends.  I like to have some boy-themed cards in my stash just in case I need one for a birthday party or other occasion.  I decided to make this card a generic one, so it could be used for any occasion I might need it for.



The sentiment and gold coin are both heat embossed, and I used iCraft dimensional squares on the back of the gold coin to pop it up from the card.  The sentiment and gold coin are both from a pirate-themed clear stamp set that I've had for many years; unfortunately, I disposed of the packaging several years ago and don't remember the company it's from.  If anyone recognizes it, please let me know!

Walking the plank next is ANGELA!

Here's our amazing lineup in case you get lost:

Connie
Alicia
Kim
Marji
Shannon H
Ashley--YOU ARE HERE!
Angela--GO HERE NEXT!
Rebecca
Amanda
Holli
Sue
Veronica
Miranda
Lisa

Don't forget to enter the new Connie Can Crop challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!


12 May 2017

Home Grown Blog Hop


Welcome to the Home Grown Blog Hop!  Spring is here, and the weather is perfect for planting those new flower beds and gardens!  Join us as we celebrate Spring with our Home Grown Creations featuring the blooms of spring!

You should have arrived from Miranda.  If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.  This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!


One lucky winner will win a surprise goodies from Connie's Crafty Cart.  Be sure to check out my shop online HERE.  Visit me on Facebook HERE.

What do you need to do to win?  Easy . . . become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5/17/17 at Connie Can Crop.  Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

My project today is a layout about the rose garden I had in one of my first homes.  I LOVED those roses!  I had fifteen rose bushes, and each one was a different color.  When they were all blooming at the same time, they were GORGEOUS!  I wish I had room to have another rose garden that big.  






Up next is the wonderful Holli!  Here's our amazing lineup in case you get lost:

Ashley--YOU ARE HERE!

Don't forget to enter the new Connie Can Crop challenge!

Connie Can Crop Challenge #58
Inspiration Challenge
Due 11:59 pm, Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
Pacific Time

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!


22 April 2017

Scrapbook Friends cards

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!  Thought I would share some cards with you today that I made for some of my scrapbook friends to go in with some scrappy goodies that went their way.

For my first card, I used a card sketch over at The Outlawz Challenges:


Since the image I used was vertical, I rotated the sketch:



Supplies Used
~Bella Creationz Metallic Plum Purple & Metallic Poppin' Pink sequins
~Cardstock from stash
~Close To My Heart Ms. Scrapbook stamp set
~ColorBox Ink in Deep Grape
~Imaginisce Kewl Stuff patterned paper--B'Argyling
~Ribbon from stash

For my second card, I followed Sketch #284 at Freshly Made Sketches:




Supplies Used
~Close To My Heart Ms. Scrapbook stamp set
~Close To My Heart patterned paper
~ColorBox Ink in Deep Grape
~Jillibean Soup Wordfetti wood veneers--Celebrate
~The Paper Studio Texture-Hot Pink patterned paper

My third card follows Sketch #167 at Feeling Sketchy:




Supplies Used
~Buttons from stash
~Close To My Heart patterned paper
~Colorbok Rhapsody pattern paper pack
~ColorBox Ink in Deep Grape
~The Paper Studio Texture-Hot Pink patterned paper
~Studio G stamp set

Challenges Entered
~Feeling Sketchy Sketch #167
~Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #284
~The Outlawz Challenges Wednesday Sketch Challenge--April 19, 2017
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' April Card Challenges--Anything Goes & Pink and Purple

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!



Coffee Run

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I hope you're having a great weekend!  I decided that I need to use some of my stamp sets more, so today I'm sharing a card with you using a stamp set I've only used a couple of times.  I followed the current card sketch at Stick It Down:


Here's my take on the sketch:



Challenges Entered
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' April Monthly Card Challenge--Anything Goes
~Stick It Down April Card Challenge

Supplies Used
~Cardstock from stash
~iCraft 3D foam squares
~Memento Dew Drop Ink in Nautical Blue

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!



03 April 2017

I WON!!!

I just had to take a minute to share my big win!  Scrapbook and Cards Today recently had a blog hop to celebrate their eleventh birthday (Happy 11th birthday!) with lots of great giveaways.  All you had to do to be entered to win was leave a comment on each day's post; the winners were chosen by random draw and posted today.  I won the $250 prize from Stamp-n-Storage!!!  You can see the post here.  Thanks to Scrapbook and Cards Today for a great giveaway!


21 March 2017

Blog Candy winner!

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to choose a winner for my Blog Candy from the Birthday Bash Blog Hop, but life got in the way!  Random.org selected number 18, which belongs to . . . . . . .

Shannon H Designs!

Congratulations!  Please email me by Monday, March 27 with your address by using the "Contact Me" tab above.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by!


10 March 2017

Birthday Bash Blog Hop


Welcome to the Birthday Bash Blog Hop!  Tomorrow is my birthday (Happy birthday to me!!!), so keep reading for some blog candy!

We hope you are ready to celebrate birthdays with the biggest bash around!!  This hop is full of balloons, cake, presents, smiles, and more!  So let's make a wish and blow out the candles as we celebrate another year of birthdays!!

You should have arrived from Miranda.  If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.  This is a one-day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!


One lucky winner will get to choose two bundles or files of their choice ($6.00 value).  Please visit Miss Kate Cuttables HERE.  Follow their blog HERE, and you can find them on Facebook HERE.

What do you need to do to win?  Easy . . . become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  You have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, 3/15/17, at Connie Can Crop.  Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Today I've got a quick and easy birthday card to show you using only one stamp set!




Sometimes I like to make a card using only a stamp set and a card base, which is what I did here.  For this card, I used the birthday2celebrate stamp set from The {Stamps} of Life.  I grabbed a few different ink pads from my ink drawer just to mix things up a little bit.

**BLOG CANDY ALERT**
One winner chosen at random will win the birthday2celebrate stamp set from The {Stamps} of Life, so be sure to leave a comment!

Up next is the fabulous Christi!

Here's our lineup in case you get lost:

Ashley--YOU ARE HERE!
Christi--GO HERE NEXT!

Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge at Connie Can Crop!! 
Connie Can Crop Challenge #56
Sketch Challenge
Due 11:59 pm Pacific Time, Friday, March 31st, 2017

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!


Stick It Down Guest Designer

I am fortunate enough to be the Guest Designer for the Stick It Down double page sketch this month!  As a reminder, here's the sketch:


Since I'm still working on getting pictures on pages from our trip to Disney in 2016, I thought this would be perfect!




It's been so much fun being back at Stick It Down!  Thanks for having me, ladies!!!  Happy scrapping, everyone!



01 March 2017

Happy Birthday Piano

My son's piano teacher (who was also MY piano teacher!) has a birthday on Friday, so I made a card for him to take to her when he went to his piano lesson today.  I used the current sketch from the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.






Challenges Entered
~The Outlawz Challenges Wednesday Sketch Challenge March 1, 2017
~Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #158--Celebrate Theme with Ribbon or Trim
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' March Card Challenges--Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to come back on Saturday for the Birthday Bash Blog Hop and some blog candy!!!  Happy scrapping!



10 February 2017

Get Well Soon Blog Hop


Welcome to the Get Well Soon Blog Hop!  Being sick is definitely not fun!  Recovering from a surgery, accident, or severe illness is even worse.  We are here to spread some sunshine and smiles and help inspire you to remember that sending even the simplest of cards to someone when they are feeling bad can help brighten their day.

You should have arrived from Sue.  If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.

This is a one-day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.  We have an awesome BRAND NEW sponsor for this month!  RUBY MARTHA with


One lucky winner will win a super cute limited edition stamp set from FSJ!!


Be sure to visit her website HERE.

What do you need to do to win?  Easy . . . become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  You have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday 2/15/17 at Connie Can Crop.  Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I used the Week #449 sketch from Sketch Saturday as the basis for my card.


My take on the sketch:

 



I chose the colors because I thought they would really brighten someone's day!  I'd planned to enter the Sketch Saturday challenge with this but unfortunately missed the deadline. :-(

Supplies Used
~Colorbok Rhapsody Patterned Paper Pack
~Memento Dew Drop Ink in Nautical Blue
~Recollections white cardstock
~Sketch Saturday Week #449 sketch
~Stickles in Midnight Blue and Star Dust

Up next is the awesome Shannon M!  Here's our lineup in case you get lost:

Ashley--THAT'S ME!
Shannon M--GO HERE NEXT!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!