Saturday, April 16, 2011

28 Candles Blog Hop!!!!

Hello Crafty Friends,
Welcome to the 28 Candles Blog Hop!  You should have come from the very talented Sarah at Crafting My Favorite Memories If you're just dropping by head on over to Lovebug Creations to start from the beginning. 

and Thank you to Lovebug Creations for hosting this fun hop.

For this hop I made my first birthday Explosion Box.  I must say this has been my all time favorite project.  I had sooo much fun making this. This isn't no ordinary box.  My friend who is turning 40 will be receiving this box.  Each tag represents a different area of her life.  her career (making cakes), motherhood, marriage, the importance of family, her upcoming trip to Italy, her passion for singing....etc

Recipe for this box:
Cricut Cartridges
-A Child's Year
-Gypsy Wanderings
-Forever young
-Home Accents
-Stretch your Imagination
DCWV Blossoms & Butterflies paper stack
Cuttlebug embossing folder (Happy Birthday)
Pink By Design stamp sets
Hero Arts candles stamp set
Tim Holtz idealogy 
Ribbon, cardstock from my stash

(a quick apology for the quality of the photos.  The lighting is not that great in the wee hours of the night.)  :)

The following photos are close ups of the different tags.




I hope you enjoyed my explosion box.  As a thank you for visiting my blog I'm giving away this really cute K&Company complete alphabet and numbers tear pad.  So many fun things you can do with these.  Make sure you leave a comment and I'll choose a winner on Tuesday via

Your next stop on this hop is the lovely and talented Zeni.  Hop on over to ScrappyZeni for a great project.  

In case you get lost along the way, here is a list of all the talented people on the hop!

Kimi & Pamela -
Missy -
Michelle -
Laura -
Sarah -
Candace -
Sarah H - 
Kim -
Zeni -
Erin -
Anne -
Gaby -
Karen -
Paula -
Martha -
Dianne -
Kimmarie -
Victoria -
Sonia -
Lisa -
Jennifer -
Nicole -
Amy -
Stacey -
Becky -
Alina -
Haidee -

Happy Hopping!

"Crafting Memories into Magic

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easel Card/Pedestal Card - You're awesome

Hello crafty and non-crafty friends,
Its mid-week and I can't wait until the weekend.  Make sure you stop by.  I'll have a really cute project posted for a blog hop I'll be in.

So, is it a pedestal card or an easel card?  I've seen it called both..  So I decided to make my own name for it.   The first name I thought of "Pedeasalstal" card.  Doesn't really roll off the tongue nicely 2nd name was: "Easelpedes" This one was a little better but didn't sound quite right.  In the end I decided to just call it whatever I was in the mood for at the moment.  So today, I call it an Easel card. Tomorrow I may call it a pedestal card. Enough blah blah blah from me.

I made this card for my lovely friend Zeni.  if you haven't seen her blog yet you MUST go see it.  ScrappyZeni <---------click on the link

We met (not personally, yet) through very strange circumstances which I can't really go into detail right now but we've really hit it off.  She's currently on 3 design teams, works full-time, and is completely devoted to her daughters and their cheerleading traveling team.  She's quite busy and somehow manages to squeeze in her crafting.  To show my support I whipped up this little card for her.

It's my first Pedestal card (see, depends on my mood)  I used the Forever Young cartridge and the patterned paper is from the DCWV Blossoms and Butterflies paper stack.  I stickled around some of the flowers and used my white jelly roll pen to add some interest around the letters and the card.  Also put little dots around the scallop circle.  The sentiment if from one of the My Pink Stamper collections.

If you need instructions on how to make this card you can contact me and I'd be happy to help.


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

2 Blog Awards!

Hello!  I know I've been MIA for a while.  Quite busy these days with life.  Wanted to share to great awards I received.

The first one is:

A BIG thank you to Anniebee from Anneibee's Craft Room. She has a great blog  head on over there and check it out.

The 2nd one I received is:

A Big Thank you toEsther at For the Joy of Creating.  Another awesome blog you should go check out.

These awards come with rules.....

I'm suppose to say a few things about myself and pass it on to other fabulous blogs.  I follow sooooo many great blogs.  Each and everyone of you deserve one or both of these awards.

A few things about me:
1.  I have two boys.  They never cease to amaze me each and every day.
2.  I have a twin brother and twin niece and nephew.
3.  I ran two half marathons and hope to run more in the future.  Amazing experience.
4.  I love Disney.  The happiest place on earth
5.  I love vacationing in an RV.  Campfires, nature, hiking....etc

That's it for now!  Thanks again ladies for the awards..