Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mother's Day Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to our Mother's Day blog hop hosted by Jamie (Crafty Girl 21).  We are making some great projects to inspire you to make some beautiful crafts for whomever you cherish on Mother's Day.

If you're coming here from Helen's blog (Crafting Cricut Mom) then you're on the right track.
Your next stop is Jennifer at Crafty Card Gallery

I decided to make two projects for this hop.  They were so much fun to make!

My first one is a 5x7 canvas I decided to cover with
paper and add a mat for a photo.  I added some prima
flowers and ribbon from my stash.
The patterned papers are from the DCWV Blossoms and
Butterflies stack!!!  

For this project I decided to get a little more
creative.  I had this old floating frame
that I've never used.  I opened it up
and added the brown and pink
polk-a-dot ribbon along with the photo
mats.  I used my MS punch for the
edge.  On the outside front part of the frame.  I
added the chipboard letters to spell out "Mother"
I then made a few rosettes and added them
around to give it more detail.  I love
how this came out.  it can be for either a grandmother
or a mother.  with pictures of the kids and/or
grandkids.  I used the same paper stack for this project.


What's a hop without some blog candy!  I don't have a photo of my giveaway.  Its a set of clear stamps.  Will try to post a photo of them as soon as possible.  To be eligible for the giveaway please leave me a comment on this post.  You're not required to be a follower but it would be nice.  Enjoy the rest of the hop!!! 

If you get lost along the way.  Here;s the blog roll.  

Liz (you are here)
Jennifer (your next stop)
Dee Dee

have a great weekend!!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

A bowl full of lemons.: Silhouette GIVEAWAY!!!!

A bowl full of lemons.: Silhouette GIVEAWAY!!!!: "A SILHOUETTE GIVEAWAY!! I was sent a Silhouette Rhinestone Starter kit this month, to try out and giveaway along with a Silhouette SD Mac..."

28 candles blog hop WINNER

hello!! A big THANK YOU for all the lovely comments!  This was my first time doing an explosion box.  It was loads of fun.  It was a little time consuming but I found that writing down what I'm going to do in each tab makes it easier. To make the actual box was pretty easy.  I watched various youtube videos and blogs. I wish I could remember all the names.  There are a couple different kinds with similar measurements.  They're not hard at all.  

Also want to WELCOME all my new followers.  I hope you won't be disappointed.   :)  

Enough chatting...the winner of the 28 Candles blog hop is:

--------------->JENNY KOZAR<----------------

JennyKozar said...

I have not attempted one of these yet - your project is fantastic! I am sure your friend will love it. So glad to be hopping along with you. I am a new follower as well.

Jenny, please email me with your address at

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Have a great day!!


Monday, April 18, 2011

4 cards and no cricut

Hello!  Happy Monday...(or as happy as it can be)  It was a lazy Sunday for us yesterday so I was able to sit in my craft area and whip up 4 cards.  Can you believe I didn't use my cricut!!!  I think it's mad at me for abandoning it...:)  Here's what I made.  I've been trying to familiarize myself with stamping and coloring images more.  I don't have copics (i wish i did) right now.  I don't feel I'm into enough to warrant spending money on them yet.  I know once I buy one I'm going to have to get all of them.

My first attempt at a rosette.  The stamp is from My Pink Stamper
stamp set.  The twine is from My Craft Spot.  Kimberly has great stuff!
Kimi, I know you're going to see this before
you get it.  made this for you and didn't have
time to post it on the hop.  You know...LIFE!!!

This is for my nephew who is turning 13 this week.  ugh, its
tough to make something for a teenager.  The sentiment here
is from Michaels.  The "13"  I have no idea.  It was
a numbers set given to me a few years ago.  The stars
are a MS punch and I used Fire Brick Red distress ink
for the base.

For my friend Cindy who live miles and miles away!
Forgot to take pics of the inside but I used a Michaels stamp that
says "i've been thinking about you"  The flower stamps are from
Pink by Design "Grow" collection.  Its part of the monthly
kit I get.  There are so many cute images.

The stamp here is also from Michaels.  This card is
for friends we had dinner with the other night.
It had been a while since we had seen each other.I used
chalk around all the edges to make it more interesting.

Keep coming back.  I have lots of things going on this week!

Happy Crafting!!