Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Decorate To Celebrate Challenge # 85

Welcome, Today I am sharing A project I made for the Decorate To Celebrate challenge! I made this fall pillow box purse from Fleurette Bloom , who is our sponsor for this challenge . I used the New "Anytime Pillow Box" SVG cutting file collection.
I used the pattern in the middle for my project.
To make the purse, I started with the green base and assembled the purse. Then I added some burlap and frayed the ends to make some fun texture, then I used the strings to add a little more to the purse. I stamped the flower and leaves, then I embossed them is white and took my dabber sponges and added the color using some fall colors. I hope you enjoy my project! I really had fun making this!

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Barnyard Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Barnyard Bash Blog Hop   Day #1

Old Mac Donald had a farm E..I..E..I..O
With lots of barnyard critters and tons of fabulous inspiration!
We are so glad you could join us for our Barnyard Bash.

Connie Can Crop is playing Old Mac Donald for this hop and is the first stop on this super fun Blog hop.

This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see all the new and amazing projects we have in store for you as well!!

We have two awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

Connie Wallenbrock
You could win an awesome package of  Prima Goodies from Connie's Crafty Cart.


Lucy Kelleher
is giving away a $10 gift certificate to CTMH

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 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

 Grab your pitchforks and your overalls because this hoe down is about to begin!!

For my project I made a card with this cute little pig! I made the background paper with a stamp that looked like splattered mud! We know how much pigs love mud!

Up next is Jenny !

Here is our complete line up for day #1 in case you get lost along the way:


1. Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com...

 Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day!


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Madge's Happy Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to Madge's HAPPY BIRTHDAY Blog Hop!! We are so glad that you have come to celebrate with us! We have great inspiration, projects and a super fun giveaway! You will want to start at Madge's awesome blog! If you came from Angela's Wonderful blog then you are in the right spot.

What is a hop without blog candy? As you hop along you will find blogs that are giving some awesome blog candy away, just follow their directions on how to win their candy.

For my project I made this Gerber Daisy card for Madge. It is one of her favorite flowers! I also know pink is her favorite color!

To make this card, I started with a pink base and a lighter pink first layer. I then took my Gerber Daisy embossing folder and  I colored it by placing the pink ink right on the embossing folder, then I embossed it on a white piece of cardstock. I then colored the centers of the flowers, added the ribbon and Happy Birthday tag. To finish it and pull it all together I made a Gerber Daisy flower.

                         HAPPY BIRTHDAY MADGE!!!!

Now please go and visit Rhonda's wonderful blog and see what awesome project she made!

                                             Here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way :

Scrappin Madge: www.thescrappinlounge.com

Rhonda M. Bewley Ratliff: www.flowersbyrhonda.blogspot.com



Thursday, September 11, 2014

I Made A Design Team!

I am so excited to share with you all that I made a design team! I will be part of the  DECORATE TO CELEBRATE design team! I can't wait to share my crafts with you all!

Here is a list of the team, Go and visit their blogs and see all their wonderful projects!

 Decorate to Celebrate  Team Members:
e whole team,

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Creative Blog Tour

 I am so honored that I was asked to be a part of the Creative Blog Tour by my friend Connie over at http://www.conniecancrop.blogspot.com  What a wonderful way to get to know each other better.
Connie and I have become friends through blog hops we have been in together. She is one of the best crafters I know! She is very talented and shares so much inspiration on her awesome blog! Please go and check out her awesome blog!

We were given a few questions to answer about our crafting style and what crafting means to us. I will give it my best shot, HERE WE GO,

1. What am I working on?

I am currently working on cards for up coming blog hops and card swaps. I also have three birthdays in my family next month. My wonderful husband, my adorable nephew and my husband's favorite aunt who I adore!

2. How does my work differ from others of it's genre?

 I am not sure it is much different from other card makers, but I do like to stamp images that I can color. I love coloring, It is so relaxing and keeps my mind off the pain I have from a chronic pain condition called Fibromyalgia. I know a lot of card makers hate coloring, because it is time consuming and they sometimes want quick and wonderful cards. Here are some samples of my style of cards,


3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I make cards because, it brings me so much joy. When I make a card for someone I really put a lot of thought into them. I really think of the person I am making the card for. I think of their favorite colors, hobbies and likes and I hope it shows in the card.

4. How does your writing/creating process work?

As I said in the last question, I think of the person I am making the card for. Once I figure out what that person likes I look for inspiration on pinterest, other blogs and I look at my stamp sets.

I was asked to nominate 2-3 other blogs to participate in our Creative Blog Tour. I nominated Lori Johnson Apgar and Janet Royer,  they will be sharing on September 15th.

                                           Lori Johnson Apgar

I met Lori through blog hops that we were in together. Lori is a daycare teacher to a group of adorable children. Lori loves scrapbooking and other paper crafting. Check her blog at http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com
 Janet Royer
I also met Janet through blog hops we were in together. Janet has been crafting since she was young. She loves trying new crafts and if she likes it, she will keep the craft stores in business. :) Check out her blog at http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com and see all her awesome projects!