Tuesday, July 16, 2013

KCC July blog hop winner!!!

...And in true random.org randomness the winner of my blog candy for the KCC July "Happy birthday to us" blog hop is.......

Blogger D- said...
This is a wonderful card. TFS.
Happy b-day team!
D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
July 8, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Thank you "D" for hopping with us!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Krazy Crafting Crew July Blog Hop - Happy Birthday!!

Welcome to the Krazy Crating Crew Birthday Bash! Well maybe not a bash, but a blog hop then.  This month we celebrate our group birthday.  I can't believe it's been a year already since KCC got together with the inspiration from our super patient coordinator Lissa.  Youshould have started our hop at her blog, if you didn't make sure you zip back there to see all the wonderful surprises we have for our fantastic followers!

So keeping in the theme of our special month I made a simple birthday card that is for all my fellow KCC sisters! Happy birthday to all of us here at KCC.

I've decided to try my hand at the clean and simple concept of cards.  Normally I am stressing at patterns and colors and thought it shouldn't be that hard, if I find an image I like (like this one from the Silhouette store) then why clutter it up with anything else.

As a birthday treat I have something great to give one of you......

All kinds of stickers, matching ribbon & tags!  They are all color coordinated, so hopefully
the winner likes purple 'cuz that's the mood I was in when I picked everything out!

Please be a follower of our group (each blog).  Leave me a comment -wish us a happy birthday and with a way to reach you if you should be happy purple winner!!.  Good luck.

Thanks for stopping by and hopping with for this special occasion.  Make sure you continue on by wishing Miranda a happy birthday also.

Here's a link in case you want to meet each of us: http://www.somanycrafts.com/meet-the-crazy-crafting-crew/

Here's the full hop line up:

Your Host Lissa Marie So many crafts, so little time! 
 Katina Martinez Loving Life's Little Blessings
 Jamie ~ Jamie Lindstrom Designs
 Lucy ~ Love 2 Create it all
 Janet ~ Janet's Creative World
 Ellen ~ Card Monkey's Paper Jungle
 Lori ~ Scrappin' my stress away
 Liz ~ Tryin' to Craft
 Miranda ~ Nana’s Scrap Spot
 Robin Lane ~ Create-a-Latte
 Pam ~ Scrapple Tree
 Cicily ~ Pink Dalmatian Scrapper
 Jearise ~ Lorby's World
 Jessi ~ My Life in Arts n Crafts
 Robin Scott ~ Scrap and Chat
Zenita ~ Scrappin' with Z

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Scraps to Treasures May Blog hop - monochromatic scheme

 Hi! This is Liz and I want to welcome you to the Scraps To Treasure Team's Monochromatic Blog Hop. Our goal at STT is to use up all our scraps and leftover embellishments to create wonderful layouts, cards and other projects. This month we are doing that using different shades of only one color. Up for grabs is this RAK from our hostess, Paula at http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com that will be going out to one lucky hopper that is a follower of all the blogs in the hop and has left a comment for each entry.

 Included in the RAK are:
 10 My Mind's Eye Laundry Line Diecuts
 2 Basic Grey Bling It On Rubons and Rhinestones
 2 Glitz Frosting Bling
 1 Martha Stewart Glitter Alphas
 1 EK Success Inspirables Embellishments
 1 Special Moments Embellishments
 1 Treasured Memories Metal Tags

 For my entry I opted to create a birthday card.  One of my grandsons turned 8 yesterday so I used this event to plan my card!.  I used one of his favortie colors - BLUE.

The hippo & phrase are from the Cricut Cartridge Birthday Bash

Does the pic look a little fuzzy or just the hippo?

That's because he's on a wobble !!

 I hope that you have enjoyed stopping by and seeing my card and now you are ready to move on through the following blogs and view more great monochromatic creations!!

Paula - http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/
 Melanie - http://afternoonscrapper.blogspot.com/
 Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com
Robin S. - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com/
 Robin C. - http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/
Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
Liz - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com YOU ARE HERE
Camille - http://shortonideasaz.blogspot.com/ GO HERE NEXT!!
 Robin L. - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/

 Happy Hopping!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Winner Winner of the KCC May banner blog hop

I want to thank everyone for joining the Krazy Crafting Crew's May blog hop "Banners"!  I was he hostess this month and was offering a Cricut Lite cartridge to one lucky winner.  So the time has come to announce that lucky hopper....

Bonnie said...
Great job...Love the colors! Happy Birthday to you DL. TFS
May 5, 2013 at 12:04 PM

So congrats Bonnie and thank you for hopping with us!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Krazy Crafting Crew May Blog Hop

Where ever you go you see a banner whether you are driving down the main street of town and there is some festival going on, or a birthday party or on cards and layouts.
So this month the Krazy Crafting Crew is going to show you all different kinds of banners they have made for fresh ideas, maybe birthdays, weddings and more.
I am your hostess today and thank you for joining us!

This month is so many birthdays for my family, mine, my oldest son's, my grandson's and my wonderful husband's!  My hubby is turning 50 this year and we are planning a party so I made a banner as one of the decorations.  Of course it has to be yellow and black because he is obsessed with that color combo.  I used my silhouette cameo and planned all the pieces in one project, grouping all the shapes of the same color on a mat, this made it so easy to get it cut.

Here's all the pieces cut
Happy 50 Birthday! all strung together

I added a little more color to the white letters
but adding yellow and black liquid pearls

I hope you have enjoyed my project!
Your next stop is with JEARISE
Thanks so much for hopping with us and as a thank you I want to offer you a chance to win some blog candy.  All you need to do is make sure you hop through our entire happy hop and comment on each blog.  One lucky hopper will win this Cricut Lite Playtime cartridge!  Sorry due to shipping costs I can only offer to ship to U.S. addresses.

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

Here is your line up for easy navigation…

Your Host:

Jearise ~ Lorby's World

Friday, April 19, 2013

Scraps to Treasures Fancy Fold Card


Welcome to the Scraps to Treasure’s Blog Hop. We are independent bloggers who love to craft like crazy and show it all off, crafters from the sister group the “Krazy Crafting Crew”, and even more crafters have joined this open group to bring you many ideas on what to do with those crazy scraps that keep piling up! Our goal is to inspire you to go through your stash and create! If you would like to join this team you are welcome to share what you have too with new themes, challenges and more every month. Just contact Robin Scott or Lissa Marie on our blogs or on Facebook, if you are interested in joining our Scraps to Treasure Team too!
If you have stumbled upon this hop, and would love to start from the beginning, our host this month is Robin Lane from Create-a-latte  If you just came from Creations with Kathryn you  are well on your way through the hop. 

Fancy Fold Cards is the theme today, how fun and different then the ordinary card, this is the fancy fold I chose to make to inspire you!

Today I am bringing you a card fold I had never tried before.  It is called a SWING CARD.  I found a tutorial for it here: http://youtu.be/r2nm8_Nex4A.

This will be a birthday card for my husband's 50th!  Although he prefers black and yellow (on anything and everything) because we make our projects from scraps I didn't have enough craps in coordinating black and yellow so he will have to be happy with this card!

All my papers are from CTMH.  They are left over from a scrapbook page I had made.  The collection is called Stella.  Papers are inked in CTMH Lagoon.

You next stop on this inspiration hop is Jearise

I hope you have enjoyed my project today, enough to leave a little love through commenting. Our host is having a giveaway and a variety of blogs may be offering some blog candy as well, they all have their own wishes for you to win on their own blog, so don't forget to read the rules for each crafter has different requirements if they are offering any extra’s.

 Thank you for stopping by, I would love to hear what you think of my fancy fold card!

. Here is the full line up from the Scraps to Treasure Team for you to navigate through.

 Today’s Host Robin L. -Create-A-Latte
 Lucy ~ Love 2 Create it all 
Pam ~ Scrapple Tree
 Robin S. ~ Scrap and Chat
 Lissa Marie ~ So Many Craft, So Little Time
 Ellen ♥ Cardmonkey ~ Card Monkey's Paper Jungle
 Camille ~ Short on Ideas
 Kathryn ~Creations with Kathryn
 Liz - Tryin 2 Craft
 Jearise ~ Lorby's World
 Cicily ~ Pink Dalmation Scrapper
 Jessi ~ My Life in Arts n Crafts

Saturday, April 6, 2013

KKC April Blog Hop

What could be more fun than decorating? Isn’t that what we all do in some form whether  it is our photos or projects..
This month as you can see the Krazy Crafting Crew has gotten together and made inspiring refrigerator magnets!
We all hope you find a little inspiration along the way today
Magnets can be done so many different ways… the sky is the limit!
Our hostess today is Cicily at pink dalmations scrapbooker

If you have already been on the hop, and have arrived from Two Chicks and a Cricut, you are in the right place!
If not please start where all great things begin…http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com

For my project this month I decided to make something I knew I would use quite alot.  My 'fridge magnets are also bag clips.  This way I can store them on my refridgerator and I will always know where one is!  I went to Dollar Tree (my all time favorite  store lol) and picked up this set of bag clips.  I then used vinyl and some punches to add a little flair.

They can double has holders for photos or notes that I want to show off

This is a very simple process, all I had to do was get some sticky magnet material,  (but wait of course I
had that in my stash already).  Stuck the magnets to the back of the decorated clips and tada my $1
clips looked wonderful!

I'm so glad you keep coming and visiting us each month, thank you!  

Your next stop is Robin at Create A Latte

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Just some stuff I've been working on

So I know I have only been posting about once a month for a regular team I'm on, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy crafting other things.  So I thought I'd share a few things I just made for myself.

This is our water cooler.  I made this vinyl sticker
with free vinyl from Oracle

A ball cap for my husband, didn't really like how this
turned out, was way to hard to press with an iron

A couple of the vinyl wall decor I made for the grandkids' play room

On the side of my Keurig coffee maker

A t-shirt (broke down and bought a heat press) for my DIL

Silly gift for my boss who got an infection
in his finger after he got a simple cut

Vinyled some bucket to hold candy for my grandsons' football

Everything here is done on my Silhouette Cameo and with vinyl.  I've got tons more to show you and will in the next few days.  I've been crafting away and because it was for me and not for a scheduled hop I guess I just didn't think to post it up.  But now that there is a group silhouette Pinterest board for a group I am part of on Facebook I will be posting more "just because" projects!

If you want any more information on any of these projects just leave me a comment and a way to respond back!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Krazy Crafting Crew March Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to Krazy Crafting Crew's monthly hop!  This month we are bringing you frames - altered and spiced up!  Just perfect for redecorating for spring.  This month our hostess is Robin at Scrap and Chat, if you didn't get here by way of Robin's blog please go back so you don't miss any of the fabulous projects this month and to be eligible for the SSS give-a-way.

So here is my 'altered frame'...

This is a floating frame, meaning there are two pieces of glass
with nothing in between. Everything is made with vinyl.  The tree with my
family names is on the back glass, and the words "Our Family"
are on the front piece of glass. The names are kind of hard to see
in the picture, but they are on both sides of the tree
on most of the branches.

It will eventually find it's home here on my entryway wall, for this picture
I just replaced a frame I had up there, so the placement is way off, but
I wanted to show you the general idea.  I actually need a ladder to re-arrange
all these photos and I didn't have time to get that accomplished yet.

Here is how I created this masterpiece!  Using the silhouette design studio software
I simply laid everything out.  I did a copy paste of the tree over itself so I could move
the tree with the names off the mat to cut and still have the exact
placement of the names even though I needed to cut the tree
without the names on it also.  "Our Family" was made by doing an offset of the original words to make
a small shadow or base layer so that I could cut it it two colors.

I hope you enjoyed my frame, I really enjoyed sharing it with you.  Remember to comment on all the blogs today to be eligible to win our group's blog candy.

Our monthly sponsored blog candy is from Scrapbook Stamp Society!

 They are giving away 3 sets of stamps to one lucky winner that comments on all blogs

Thanks for stopping by and you're on your way to Anita's blog!!

Here is the entire line up:

Lissa~  www.somanycrafts.com
Jearise - www.lorbysworld.blogspot.com
Lisa - www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Scraps to Treasures February Blog Hop

Welcome to Scraps To Treasure's February Hop!

Sketches are fun and useful for those in a hurry, gives you a guide to go by when you get stumped for idea but the sky is the limit with a sketch since it is your creative mind and showing how you have interpreted it.

This month we are using our scraps to create a card  or a layout inspired by a sketch.

Our hostess is Lucy at http://www.love2createitall.com/

Today our hostess is giving away some blog candy! To be entered in to win this fabulous prize, you must:

1. Follow ALL the blogs in this hop
2. Comment on ALL the blogs in the hop
3. Head on over to Lucy's FB fan page at https://www.facebook.com/LucyK.CTMH and give it a like. If you come back to Lucy's blog and leave a comment saying you did so get entered in for a second chance.

Here is what you can win: 
This is a How-To Publication from Close to My Heart that features 16 two-page layout patterns, 2 single-page patterns, as well as 12 different card patterns.

If you arrived here from Paula's blog - http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/ you are
right on track, If not head over to see our hostess
Lucy at http://www.love2createitall.com/ and make sure
to hop through all the blogs and comment for a
chance to win...

Here is what the sketch inspired me to make..

All scraps!  Even the main mat is missing a section that I had cut out for something else
The letters are a mix of Thickers, Creative Memories, CTMH and some way off brand that I found on clearance 
I have four grandsons, these are the 'middle' two, they are a year apart and even though they are as different as day and night they seem to want to hang around each other all the time. The reason for the "K"'s is that is a page in one of the boys' ABC's of book and I needed a "K" page (yeah a stretch I know)..... I swear we do feed them too!  Can you believe these two little guys play tackle football????

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, the
next stop is Ellen ~ http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/

Be sure to check back next month to see what
The Scraps To Treasures Team has to share!

Here is you full line up for easy navigation


  Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com

Be Mine Blog Hop Winner!!

Well I guess I better pick a winner from the Be Mine Blog Hop last weekend before this weekend's next blog hop!!!

Yay Paula J!   Paula didn't leave me an email so if anyone knows how to get ahold of her please send her to my blog so she can leave me her email address!

I will be posting again tomorrow with the Scraps to Treasures team and I sure hope you will stop back on by to see all the fabulous things you can make using just your scraps!!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrappin!!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Be Mine Blog Hop

Welcome to the Be Mine Blog Hop hosted by the ever popular Ashley The Bloghop Princess.  If you didn't get here by way of Diana's blog, you will want to start at the beginning with our hostess's blog.  Ashley is offering wonderful blog candy and you can find all the requirements by reading her post.  You don't want to miss out!

Celebrating Valentine's Day is style is what we are bringing you today.  Make sure you hop all the way through so you don't miss all the inspiration that is sure to come your way.

My project today is a banner of sorts.  I don't really know what else to call it LOL.  It's not the typical hang across your wall banner, it hangs down.

I made all the cuts with my brand new Cameo.  I love this little machine.  I originally thought I would only use it for vinyl, but I fell in love with the images in the Silhouette store and decided I had to master paper too.  All the cuts you see here are from the Silhouette store.  When I first saw those adorable arrow words I just knew I had to make something with them and I could only imagine them hanging on the wall. 

 I found the frame and the whole project just came together. I cut each arrow twice just to make them a little thicker and to lay better.  Twine hangs between each arrow and some Stickles and rhinestones finishes them off.  I hope you liked my project and as a thank you for hopping with us today and leaving me a comment I would like to offer you a chance for some valentine love of your own.

Some valentine tags and flowers to help you finish off those valentines you're making!

The next stop on our lovely stop is Ann!

Here's the complete line up:

Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

KCC Feb hop WINNER!!

I would like to thank everyone for hopping with us this month for our take on sketches.  As promised I have some blog candy to award to one hopper who took the time to leave some love............

.....and comment #10 belongs to:     Jackie

I love the winnie the pooh. it is truly adorable. your projects turned out great. I'm a new follower and a follower of addicted to stamps. http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/ on Krazy Crafting Crew February Hop

Thank you for visiting Jackie!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Krazy Crafting Crew February Hop

Don't forget to comment as the Scrapbook Stamp Society
is giving away 3 free digis to one special winner!

  Welcome to the Krazy Crafting Crew's February blog hop. Our hostesses this month are So Many Crafts and Card Monkey's Paper Jungle.  If you are visiting from Janet's blog, then you're headed in the right direction.  If you just stumbled upon my blog make sure you start at Lissa Marie's blog so you don't miss a thing!.

Today we are featuring a sketch, either scrapbook page or card:

Aren't this just adorable?  I thought so too and couldn't decide which one to do, so I did both!!

The banner in the middle is cut from the Art Philosphy cart
and then stamped 

One of my middle grandsons, isn't he so cute!!
As a thank you for stopping by I would like to offer you some blog candy.  Just leave a comment with a way for me to contact you if you win!

An assortment of Valentine tags and flowers!

Your next inspiration can be found at Paula's blog.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Scrappin'!!