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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Christmas in July Day Two

Welcome to Day 2 of the Christmas in July Day Two



Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas.
Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two 
and even a couple great decorating ideas. 

We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. 

We'd like to say a HUGE THANKS to



and they are giving away 

This great prize package includes: Whisper White & Calypso Coral card stock, Washi Tape trio, Versa Mark Ink Pad, the Mosaic & Large Flowers Punches.

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.
That's it! It really is easy.  
Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. 

Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).
Please email Debra with your order to receive the proper discount.
Now on with the hop!

You should have arrived here from 
After my husband and I got married, We incorporated our family traditions, but decided to create a few of own.  One of the traditions we initiated was doing a different  Christmas themed outing at Christmas like going to the Fox Theatre to see the Rockettes or the Wayne County Lightfest etc.

My first 2 page layout I did was for some of my pictures from our christmas outing to Crossroads Village.   The Paper is Doodlebug and the title was a SVG file from Miss Kate's cutables.  I used my Silhoutte Cameo and purchased the other svg files from the Silhouette Store for this layout.  I cut the tree and Santa's clothes from glitter paper.  

My second page layout will be for the pictures of our dog with reindeer ears.  I wasn't able to get the pictures printed from Walgreen in time for the hop!!! But I still wanted to share the layout with you. The svg files Ho Ho Holidays  are from Scrapping Bug Designs. The paper I used for this layout is from Hobby Lobby.





Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed my project.   Your
 next stop is Kim.
Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way.
Card A Day Challenge Blog ~ http://cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com
Nana's Scrap Spot ~ www.nanasscrapspot.com

Be sure to hop tomorrow too for even more great holiday projects and ideas. 
You can start tomorrow at Theresa's blog



Friday, July 24, 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 1 of the Christmas in July Blog Hop



Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas.
Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two 
and even a couple great decorating ideas. 

We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year. 

We'd like to say a HUGE THANKS to



and they are giving away 


This great prize package includes: Whisper White & Calypso Coral card stock, Washi Tape trio, Versa Mark Ink Pad, the Mosaic & Large Flowers Punches.

All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.
That's it! It really is easy.  Of course, we would love it if you became a follower too. 

Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).

Now on with the hop!

You should have arrived here from 
Ashley


I absolutely love Christmas.  It is my favorite holiday of the year.  As a child, I remember my grandmother always making sure to get a new Christmas Wreath.  So, I try to carry on the tradition, by making a Christmas wreath every couple of years.  

For my project today,  I made a large Mesh Christmas wreath and a small mesh candle ring.   I used the 2-1/2in. mesh for both wreaths.  For the large wreath, I did 3 colors so I cut 9 strips of each color at 24 inches for a total of 27 strips.  I made loops and wired them with pipe cleaners.  First I started with 3 green loops and wired them to the wreath, then 3 white loops, next 3 red loops and repeated this pattern all the wreath. I added a snowflake bow, snowman floral stick as well as red sparkle poinsettias and some glitter christmas lightbulb picks.   

For  the small mesh candle ring,  I cut 5 strips of each color at 12 in. for a total of 15.  On this ring,  I started with one green loop, then one white loop and then one green loop all around the wreath.  I added little ribbon bows throughout the ring as well as little Christmas ornaments and poinsettias.  Now, I need to add is a candle in the middle.

Your next stop is 
Kim 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and allowing me to share my Christmas project with you. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop. Remember to stop by the hop again tomorrow as we will have another christmas project for you and also new guest designers.   

Here is today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way.

Be sure to hop tomorrow too for even more great holiday projects and ideas. 
You can start tomorrow at Theresa's blog



Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rachelle's Birthday Bash Hop

Welcome to Rachelle's Birthday Bash Hop.


If you came from Sharon's Blog you are in right spot. But you want to start the birthday fun at Rachelle's Blog if you just happen to come over to my blog!!! 
We are excited to have you hop with us and to help Rachelle celebrate her birthday! Each blogger participating in this hop is featuring birthday cards. Who doesn't LOVE getting birthday cards in the mail? 
You will find unique ideas for birthday cards. We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way.
Be sure to leave a comment at each hop to show some Bloggie Love and to qualify to win a PRIZE shown above. It would be awesome if you 'follow' too.

I want to wish Rachelle a very Happy Birthday! Now unto my project...

I decided to make this cute and quick birthday cards.  Both bases on the cards were 10x7 and score at 5.  I used brown cardstock for the base on Sweet Birthday wishes.  I cut 4 3/4x6 3/4 of Floral paper and adhered it to the card base.   Next, I cut a strip 3x5 from the brown cardstock and a strip 2 3/4x4 3/4 from Pink Strip pattern paper.  I adhered the pink striped on top of the brown cardstock then adhered the strips in the middle of the card.  I cut another strip 1 1/2x 4 3/4 from pink writing paper and used a border scallop punch then adhered it to the top of the card.   Using my Cricut Explore, I cut out the floral tag with circle and fancy title with mat.  I stamped a cupcake on the white circle and colored it with my copic markers.  On the sprinkles, I used my clear glaze pen. I adhered the cupcake circle to the brown flower with pop dots then adhered it to the card.  I also used Martha Stewart pink glitter pen around the edge of the white circle.  I also used the pen on the faux stitching in the center of the brown flower.   I stamped the "Sweet Birthday Wishes" onto the pink writing tag.  I adhered the pink writing to the brown shaped mat and to the card.  I attached a pink bow and little pearls to the circles in the scallop edge.


My next card had a white card base. I cut a green 4 1/2x6 1/2 piece and adhered it to the card.  I cut 4 1/4x6 1/4 dot print pattern and adhered it to the green.  From red cardstock I cut 3 1/2 square and 1 1/2x4 1/4 strip.  I used the scallop punch edge on one edge of the strip and adhere it to the bottom of the card then attached a white ribbon with knot in the middle.  I cut a white 3 1/4 square and adhered it to the red square then attached to the center of the card.  I used my cricut explore to cut out the cupcake, bubblegum machine and happy birthday.  I pop dotted them to the card and also used Martha Stewart glitter pens to accent the letters, bubble gum, candle, flame and flower.  I used clear glaze pen on the edges of the frosting of the cupcake and the globe of bubblegum machine.

 I hope you enjoyed my cards and thank you for stopping by.
Your Next stop is Mary.
Come back to Rachelle's Blog  to see IF you are the WINNER.

HAVE A FUN BLOG HOP!!!

Monday, July 20, 2015

WINNER OF MY BLOG CANDY FOR CANDY BLOG HOP

And the winner of my blog candy for the Candy Blog Hop is .... Miranda
Miranda said...
WOW!!!! These are AWESOME!!!! I love, love, love the butterfly!!!!

Miranda, please email your address to me at bkb248@gmail.com and I will have your prize out to you by the end of the weekend.  Congratulations!!!!

Thank you to every for stopping by this weekend and leaving such nice comments.  Thank you to Haidee for hosting this wonderful blog hop and to all the talented bloggers who participated.  I loved each and every one of your projectsl.

Check out the following upcoming hops I will be participating in this week:
Rachelle has some fabulous blog candy so you dont want to miss a chance to win some!!!

Theresa will also be giving out some awesome blog candy so you won't want to miss this hop either.  It will be for two days and each day will have a new project.  



Friday, July 17, 2015

Candy Blog Hop




Welcome to the Candy Day Blog Hop!

This Candy Blog Hop will run for 2 days. If you came from Connie's Blog you are in right spot. But you want to start the fun at Haidee's Blog.
We are excited to have you hop with us! Each blogger participating in this hop is featuring a crafty project having to do with "candy". Who doesn't LOVE "candy"? Then we add crafty to it!!! Eckkkkk!
You will find unique ideas that have to do with candy. We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way. And give you some crafty ideas.
Be sure to leave a comment at each hop to show some Bloggie Love and to qualify to win a PRIZE. It would bee sweet if you 'follow' too.


$10 gift card. You will able to choose 1 from the 3 stores!!! One winner will win their chose.
Now unto my project...

I chose to make little candy baskets filled with candy goodies for an upcoming crop at a friend's home this week.  Unfortunately, the crop was cancelled so the good news is I have one of these little baskets to give away as blog candy.  You need to be a follower and leave a comment.


I started by using a plain white berry basket I purchased at Michaels

.   I decorated the outside rim with Pink Plaid washi tape from Joanns. 



 Then, I threaded hot pink sheer ribbon(Joanns) through the bottom slats and tied a bow at the front with the ends.     


I also made a couple of treat coverings for a couple of the treats.  First, I made a quick little decorative candy bar box for the Nestle Crunch candy bar. 

I cut the Purple Cardstock to 8.5 x 7.5.  Next, I scored the 7.5 side at 2, 2.5, 5 and 5.5.  I turned the cardstock to 8.5 side and scored at 6, 6.5.  I flipped it over so the other 8.5 side and lightly scored it at 6 to use as guide when I cut the diagnol cut at the top.  I folded at all of the score lines except the top 8.5 score line.  I cut the bottom 8.5 at 6.5 line.  At this point, I also cut a diagnol from the corner of left 8.5 top  6 lightly scored line, then repeated this same method on the right 8.5 top.  I assembled my box.  Beside putting adhesive on the bottom flaps, I put adhesive on the inside of the top overlapping flap.  Using blue cardstock, I cut a 3.5 x 7.5 strip.  I scored the strip at 2, 2.5, 5 and 5.5.    I used one of my Martha Stewart border punches on each edge of the blue stripe then folded along score lines.  I wrapped the blue strip around the purple box and adhere it at the overlap of the blue stripe edges.  Using rainbow stripe pattern paper, I cut a strip 2 1/4 x 7.5.  I scored the strip at  2, 2.5, 5 and 5.5.  Once again, I folded this strip along lines and wrapped it around blue strip on purple box then adhering at the overlap of the strip.


 


 I cut a Pink Circle Scallop Tag-Cut at 2 in. using my Cricut  Explore(SVG file from Little Scraps of Heaven) and using George I cut a 1 1/2 in circle which I adhered to the Pink Circle.  Using my crop a dile, I punched a small hole in one of the scallops.   I wrapped purple ribbon around the Candy Bar box and ran it through the hole in the pink scallop tag.  I tied a knot and made a bow. Finally, I slipped a Nestle Crunch Bar into the purple candy bar box.
    

Next, I made a cute little box for the tic tacs. I cut 3x5 Hot Pink cardstock  and scored each side of the 5 inch side at 2 7/8.  I rounded all four corners with a corner rounder.  I cut a 2 3/4 x 1 7/8 white cardstock piece.  I rounded only the right two corners.  I cut 17 inches of hot pink ribbon and adhered it between the white cardstock and hot pink cardstock about an inch from the top.  One end of the ribbon is meant to wrap around the book and tie with the other end.  Using my CM circle cutter, I cut a 1in hole near bottom so the tic tacs will show through. I folded along the score lines and using glue dots I adhered the tic tacs to the inside back.  After folding cover shut, I tied the ribbon ends together to form a bow.  Using some pink daisy flowers, I pop dotted them onto the top of the front cover of the tic tac booklet  near the top of hot pink cardstock.  The petal hangs slightly over the hole but doesn't cover it so you can see the candies.  You can find a diagram at Stampin Up consultant Rochelle Wick's blog.


For the Butterfly smartie candy holder, I cut a layered butterfly with my Cricut Explore at 4.09 inches from Wall D├ęcor & More.  Then, I ran the top layer(purple) through my Xyron machine and then adhered it to the bottom (pink) layer.  I folded their wings up, and used glue dots to attached the smartie roll to the butterfly body.I used Scrappy Cat Pink Glitter Glue in the pink areas of the butterly and I outlined the edge of the butterfly wings and antennas with Scrappy Cat Purple Glitter Glue.
 

Finally, I filled the basket with shredded pink paper and put a pink paper lace doily on top.  I proceeded to carefully place my decorative candy boxes in the berry box and also added some penny candy in pink purple and blue colors to the basket.  Well, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment so you can win some blog candy.   
Your Next SWEET stop is ANGELA.
Here is a list of the line up. Just in case if you get lost:
Come back to Haidee's Blog Monday July 21 to see IF you are the WINNER.
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HAVE A SUPER SWEET FANTASTIC BLOG HOP!!!



Thursday, June 18, 2015

Upcoming Hops

I haven't really been blogging for awhile due to illness but now I am back and will be doing some hops this summer and fall.  Here is a list of Hops I will be participating in this year:

CANDY BLOG HOP July 18-19,2015 
Hosted by Haidee

CHRISTMAS IN JULY July 25 & July 26
Hosted by Theresa

NATIONAL DOG DAY AUGUST 26 
Hosted by Haidee
            

NATIONAL CAT DAY October 29
Hosted by Haidee
   


TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS November 24 to December 5
Hosted by Lisa Tehonica Pontious




COOKIES FOR SANTA December 15
Hosted by Lisa Tehonica Pontious



LAST MINUTE GIFTS December 19

Hosted by Theresa

So please be sure to stop by and hop along with us!!! We look forward to having you join us!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

paperED Certified Instructor for Michaels

In August, I completed my paperED Certification and became an official
Certified paperED instructor for Michaels!   I am currently teaching paperED
classes at Michaels in Michigan.   I taught my first class and it was great!  I
also held my first official Michaels Scrap-In last Saturday!  So stay tuned to
see what classes I will be teaching!!!!
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