Saturday, November 26, 2011

Calendar Blog Hop

Click here for Tanya's Surprise birthday blog hop.

Happy Friday everyone!!  Welcome to my blog and the Calendar Blog Hop hosted by ScrappyZeni.  This isn't your usual type of hop.  We have a whole group of VERY talented ladies.  If you've just arrived from Monica's blog Scraps 2 Treasures then you're on the right track.  If you just happen to see this post then go ahead and start from the beginning by clicking on the button below.  You won't be sorry!  Lots of great ideas here.

For my  project, I made a birthday calendar that I can hang up.  What better way to remember someone's birthday than in a pretty handmade calendar.  I used my silhouette cameo for the tags and months.  I used an old frame that was just laying around.  I distressed it with some black soot and vintage photo.  The background paper is from a DCWV stack I've had for a while.  It was originally a plain bluish color and I stamped around the entire page to give it a vintage feel  For the tags, I used again my Tim Holtz distressed inks vintage photos for the edges and orange marmalade.  I also used it for the top sign.  The flowers are from my stash.  I ran two strings across to hang the tags.  The mini clothespin are from YEARS ago. (when I first started crafting)  I always thought they would come in handy so I never threw them out.  :)  I also stamped the tags with the lines and borders.  This way I can write down the names of people's birthdays in each month.    I can't wait to hang this on my wall.  
ENJOY!!  Apologies for the quality of the pics.  Hope to get better ones up soon. 
Your next stop is the talented Elsa at Cricut LVR

So you think that's it?  OF COURSE NOT!!! 

If you leave a comment on this post one random winner will win a personalized gift tag set of 20 stickers from me.  
Here's a sample....(it will be customized to you!)

Leave a comment on all the blogs to be eligible to win Emma from My Creative Time's Whimsical Calendar Days Stamp Set along with an XL accompanying dye.



Friday, November 25, 2011

Tanya's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Tanya's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop!  If you're here then you just came from Christina's blog.  If you just happened to visit please join us in wishing Tanya a very happy birthday.  Click on the picture to take you to the beginning.  I want to wish Tanya a very Happy Birthday.  I'm so honored to have been asked to be part of this hop for her.  She's such a great and kind person.  I've really loved getting to know her.  THIS IS FOR YOUR GIRL!!!

For my project I made this card for her.

I embossed it with my cuttlebug and used some tim holtz dyes and color box inks.  Also used some crinkle ribbon.  For the sentiment I punched a 2" circle and distressed it with my tim holtz distresser.  I then inked it with brown all around.  My sentiment is from one of Robyn's from My Pink Stamper collection.  Hope you like it!!

You next stop is Donna at Paper Fusion Arts

OF COURSE THIS HOP HAS BLOG CANDY!!  ScrappyZeni is giving away an Imagine cartridge. Run and comment over there and make sure to leave a comment on all the blogs.  There will be one lucky person chosen to win some great blog candy at the end.  It's sponsored by Your Memories Here.  Really cool holiday primas and Tim Holtz distress inks!  YUMMY!

have a great day and hope you enjoy lots of leftovers!!!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving Wishes

Hello!!!  Dropping in to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!!

He who thanks but with the lips

Thanks but in part;

The full, the true Thanksgiving

Comes from the heart.

~J.A. Shedd