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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

Hosted by Haidee

Hosted by Haidee

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

Hosted by Lisa Tehonica Pontious


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!!!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Welcome to the Christmas in July Blog Hop on July 27th, from 9 am to 11 pm CST. Thank you for joining us to help us celebrate our Christ's birthday. I love all things about Christmas and start planning Christmas as soon as the Christmas tree comes down. So Lisa decided to host this fun celebration with some of the most talented crafters that she knows.
She does have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower of Lisa's  blog, Lisa's dt blog at http://scrappingwithlisadesignsdt.blogspot.com/. The blog candy is $25 in free files over at scrappingwithlisadesigns.com.
If you have started on this blog you’re on the right track. This hop runs all day long, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for their project! After all it's Christmas in July and who doesn't like Christmas.

Christmas In July Blog Line Up:
Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Janet - http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/
Edwina - http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.com/
Barbara - http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/You are here!!!Lisa and Pam - http://scrappi Engwithlisadesignsdt.blogspot.com/

Now for my project, I made a page layout titled "Have a Mice Christmas!"  I used the Mice File which you can find at http://www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/item_425/Mice-Christmas.htm and Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper as well as my snowflake punch.  I haven't put pictures on my layout but I intend to put pictures of our cats at Christmas with their little catnip mices they get that they love so dearly.  I had some last minute computer problems so I wasn't able to get to the pictures, but this cute little mouse is adorable enough. 

I am so honored to be a part of Lisa Design Team.  Fridays are my day to post a project using some of the cute files from Lisa.  However due to my computer problems, I was unable to post until later tonight.  So here is my Friday project, also using some adorable Christmas Files.  I used Mr. Claus  and Reindeer.  Here are the links for them:   http://www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/item_269/Rudolph-2.htm  and http://www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/item_255/Mr-and-Mrs-Claus.htm.  The title of my layout is Reindeers in Training.  I am going to put pictures of our dog and cat with Reindeer Antlers at Christmas.  I used my Silhouette to cut out all the designs from Lisa for the hop and my project.  

Thanks for stopping by and please head over to the next blog at
Be sure to check out Lisa's facebook page daily to see the Design Team's daily projects.  And don't miss the Reindeer Games. 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

For the Love of Pink Blog Hop

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature the Love of Pink !! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

If you've hopped over from Kenzie  then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our For the Love of Pink..., then please start at Gill's blog so you don't miss one tidbit of fun! Keep alert for blog candy along the way as some hop stops will be offering some goodies

I made a Pink Folded Card to give to a coworker who is embarking on a new carreer.  I cut a piece of double sided patterned paper 4 1/2 x 11.  I scored it at 1 1/2, 3, 5 1/2 and 8.  Then folded it by starting with mountains and then valley and repeated the process. 

On the first panel fold, I used some dotted ribbon and felt butterflies.  On the inside of the second fold, I used Pink cardstock(2 1/2 X 4)  added some sparkle hot pink ribbon, cut a square of hot pink stripe Paper(3X3), used a pink posey diecut I had lying around and fancied it up with some stickles..

For the last panel, I cut pink Cardstock again, then stamped "Tickled Pink" with small letter stamp in pink on white cardstock and rounded the corners.  I used a butterfly sticker and used stickles on it.

Thanks for stopping in and now it is time fly on over to Lynne
Here is the Lineup in case you wander off course:

1 - Gill - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com
2 - Jacki - http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.com
3 - Linda - http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com
4 - Kristy - http://www.scraptasticalkreations.com
5 -  Lisa G -  http://lisagarrow.blogspot.com
6 - Lisa T - http://www.lilfeathers.blogspot.com
7 - Haidee-http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
8 - Katherine - www.delightfuldesignsbykatherine.com/blog
9 -  Jearise - http://lorbysworld.bom/
10 -  Zenita - http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com
11 - Kenzie - http://kraftyhugzz.blogspot.com
12 -  Barbara-http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
13 - Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
14 - Tory -  http://tfraildesigns.blogspot.com
15 - Dandy - http://dandylicioushair.blogspot.com
16 - Jamie - http://www.jamielindstromdesigns.com
17 - Leslie-Rahye - http://www.leslierahye.blogspot.com

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Another Fairy Day

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature Fairies !! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

If you've hopped over from Zenita then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Another Fairy Day..., then please start at Gill's blog so you don't miss one  tidbit of fun! Keep alert for blog candy along the way as some hop stops will be offering some goodies.

My project is a Fairy Card!   I used a digital image and colored it with my Copic Markers.  Then I went over the wings and hair with Martha Stewart Glitter Markers to give her pixie dust look.  I outlined the Daffodils with Yellow Martha Stewart Glitter Marker.   I cut out the Fairy in the Teacup and mounted it with pop darts on the some purple Glitter paper.  Then I added some yellow flowers and pink rhinestones. 
For the inside I used the purple glitter paper, then some white cardstock paper for the area to write some sentiments.  I added some ribbon, yellow flower with pink rhinestone and a glitter wing!

Thanks for fluttering in and now it is time fly on over to Tami.
Here is the Lineup in case you wander off course:
1 - Gill - http://creationsbygillm.blogspot.com
2 - Jacki - http://scullduggery-cardsbyjacki.blogspot.com
3 - Linda - http://lindasimpsoncraftypieceofheaven.blogspot.com/
4 - Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com
5 - Becky - http://beckscricards.blogspot.com/
6 -  Lisa G - http://lisagarrow.blogspot.com
7 - Nancie~ http://www.alittlepieceofmebynancie.blogspot.com/
8 - Lisa T - www.lilfeathers.blogspot.com
9 - Kimberley - http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
10 - Jearise - http://lorbysworld.com/
11 - Leslie-Rahye - http://leslierahye.blogspot.com
12 - Tory - http://tfraildesigns.blogspot.com 
13 - Katherine - www.delightfuldesignsbykatherine.com/blog
14 - Ashley - http://www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.co.uk/
15 - Lisa P - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
16 - Zenita - http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com
17 - Barbara B.- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/

18 -  Tami - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
18 - Anita - http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
18 - Jamie -  http://www.jamielindstromdesigns.com

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Loving Women of a Lifetime Blog Hop

Welcome to Loving Women Of  A Life Time Blog Hop!
If  Cicily sent you over for a visit then you are exctly where you are meant to be. If you just happen to be visiting then you should head over to http://Pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com for the beginning of this fabulous hop!  Please be sure to stop by our generous sponsors and show them a little love:
Kat Shriber- www.katschriber.ctmh.com  $30.00 CTMH kit

Theresa The Scrapbooking Queen-  www.thescrapbookingqueen.com  6 of Her stamps 3 are her up coming stamp collection, 2 25 packs of wobbles

LuAnn Hale- www.stampnplus.com   40.00 or 50.00 Gift Certificate to her stamp store

Christy Kerley:  Amuse Studio www.amusestudio.com/paperscrapsnmore  $25 dollar gift certificate

Sarah Hamer- (Pink By Design)  stamp set
cori Ginger snaps scraps-Camp A Lot, Little Miss or Hello Sunshine 6x6 paper pad, winners choice.
K Andrews Designs: Getting Cricky~

The Hop is dedicated to the woman who have made an impact on our life.  For me, I have had 4 very important women who made a very important impact on my life.  
My Great Grandmother, my Mother and My Grandma have all made a very big impact on my life.   I was four years old when my Great Grandmother passed away.  But I will never forget her.  She was so sweet and loving.   She use to have tea parties with me and play dolls with me.  She had several strokes and she never let it slow her down.  In fact she had her first stroke in her 40s when she was pregnant with her last child, and yet she kept going.   She had a very strong belief in God.   

My grandma was the sweetest and most giving person I know.  She was my rock and my role model.   She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.  She loved to cook and dote on my grandpa and us grandkids.   I spent alot of time with my grandmother as my parents divorced when I was 2 and we went to live with my grandparents for the first few years after the divorce.  My grandma watched me while my Mom worked.  Even after we moved to a home of our own, my grandma still came over whenever I was sick and I spent the summers at my grandparents house.   She taught me such virtues as patience, forgiveness, humbleness, counting my blessings, and a strong belief in God.   Also a love for country music and Johnny Cash.   She loved to shop and we would often go shopping.  She encouraged me to go to college and follow my dreams.  On the day I left for college, she gave me a little pin that said "World's Best Lawyer"  because I wanted to be a lawyer.   When I came home from college on weekends, she would make popcorn as I studied and tell me that  I needed a snack.   She sent me care packages of  homemade cookies, scarves, mittens, and an afghan for my bed.   She babysat my little kitten Cuddles and taught her to cuddle with her on the couch while I worked.   She use to call me "Putzee"  (not sure of how to spell it)  My Grandmother passed away shortly before my College Graduation.   She fought Colon Cancer with dignity and grace.  I miss her so much!!!!

My Mom has always encouraged me to be independent and follow my dreams.  She encouraged me to go to college.   She was a single working mother, but she always spent weekends with me.     She taught me the importance of family closeness.   My Mother is bi-polar and at times, life was a bit dramatic, but I always know my Mom loves me.  She has a strong faith in God.  When we lost a baby, she was the first one to be there for me.  Without her, I don't know what I would have done.   She suffered a stroke a few years ago, and she had to learn to walk again with a walker as her left side is paralyzed.  But she hasn't let it stop her and she keeps on going. She inspires me to keep fighting my health problems.  If she can overcome a stroke, I certainly can overcome my health issues.  

My Aunt/Godmother is my best friend.  She lived with my Mom and I since my parents divorced when I was 2.  She has always been there for me. She has been like a second mom and a sister all rolled into one.  I always tell her everythng.  And even though we are miles apart, I talk to her every day.  She is my role model.  She encouraged a love for travel in me, and also encouraged me to wait for Mr. Right and not settle with Mr. Wrong just to have someone.  She always encourage me to be independent and follow my dreams.   She is also responsible for my love of fashion-purses and shoes and clothes.  My grandmother, Marge and me would hop in the car and going shopping.  I loved those times!   We both also love to shop and scrapbook.   She gave me an awesome godson, Jon, who is like my kid!    This year, I got to spend a whole weekend with her at the Scrapbook Expo in Milwaukee, WI.  We had so much fun!!!!    She is always there for me and always encourages me.  In March, my 18 year old cat passed away., Marge reminded me about how Cuddles picked me and the story of our trip to adopt her.  She also reminded me that I would see Cuddles again one day in Heaven..   A couple of days ago, I adopted another kitten, Dixie.   And I forgot how demanding a kitten is, and I told Marge I didn't know if I could handle it now.   I also worried that Dixie wouldn't get use to me or want to sit with me. But she encouraged me and told me that I did a terrific job with Cuddles.  She also assured me that our 6 year old cat, Kit Kat would come around and love Dixie just like she did Cuddles.  Well, Kit Kat and Dixie are getting along and Dixie is hanging on me.   Once again, she was right.  So, I made two of the cards below for my Mom and My Godmother/Aunt.  I want them to know how important they are to me and how much I love them.  Without these wonderful women in my life, I would be lost.  I am so very blessed to have had four loving women in my life.

I made a gate fold card.  Using a Marci Girl with Kitten stamp, I stamped the image and colored it with my Copic Markers    Using my Creative Memories Oval Templates, I cut the Stamped image out and made two mats.   Then using my Cricut machine and Meow Cricut Cartridge, I cut two balls of yarn.   I cut some pattern paper for the front panels and added some ribbon as well as flowers.  Then I secured my matted image to the left panel. 

For the inside of my card, I cut some white cardstock and Friend pattern paper.  Then I added some Pink Sheer ribbon and 2 flowers.  Now I just have to add my sentiment.

Now it's time to visit  Becka.  Thanks for stopping by.
If you get lost along the hop here is the complete line up:

  1. Melissa Pinter http://pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com
  2. Suzy's Crafts http://Suzyssimplecrafts.blogspot.com
  3. Jessica Kephart http://homespunelegance.blogspot.com/
  4. Carla Townsend http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
  5. Shawnee Penkacik http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com
  6. Miranda Enclade http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
  7. Sylvia Gonazalez Solorio  http://bellascrapbookingdesigns.blogspot.com
  8. Cicily http://pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com/
  9. Barbara http://barbarab3.blogspot.com
  10. Becka   http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lisa's Design Team Cat Hop

Today our design team will be featuring the newest cats file. A bunch of ornery cats all looking to get into some kind of mischief. But, then what cats don’t, right?

The team was asked to use the cats to create a card, that was more than just the traditional half fold card. I think you wlll like what the team has come up with this week.

The file we used can be found here, (http://www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/item_44/Cats.htm)

I used two of the 5 cats in the files from Lisa.  Here are my little darlings for my card(Sabrina and Potsie). I used stickles on them and some googlie eyes.
I decided to make a popup card with them, well because Cats just love to hide and then pop out unexpectedly.  

I used a 12x12 sheet Brown Bo Bunny dot paper. Made 9 scores starting at center and each was a half inch apart.  Glued the folds, and then proceeded to create my scene:
   Using my cricut I cut the flowers, grass, yarn balls, mushrooms and the mouse.    I used Martha Stewart glitter pens on the flowers and mushrooms and glaze pens on the mouse's eye and nose.  I added some bling rhinestones to the daisy flowers.    I used some cat paper and sticker from Doodlebug for my sentiment.  This was my first pop up card.

When you close the card, Sabrina's head still peeks out with one of the flowers and Potsie's tail.  I tied a blue dotted ribbon to hold it shut until the recipient unties it.   

Please take the time to visit each blog along the way are see what our creative design team has come up with this week.

Here is the line up for this week . .

Design Team ~ http://scrappingwithlisadesignsdt.blogspot.com/

Lisa ~ http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com/
Barbara B~www.barbarab3.blogspot.com
Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com/

Be sure to stop and remark at each stop along the way along with the Design Team Page, http://scrappingwithlisadesignsdt.blogspot.com/, and become a follower!!!!!

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