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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

We Have a Winner...well 2 of them! :)

For the... has chosen...
Andrea, here's what  you have one...
Well, actually, these earrings were a bday gift for Whitney.  You have won similar earrings in any color you choose.  I have emailed you.  Please send info as soon as you can!

For the... has chosen...
I have left a message at Pamela's Blog, Krafty Kat Studio.

Here's what she has won...
Since Pamela loves frogs, I hope she loves this ribbon!!!!  It is so cute.  I hope to find another one at Michael's.  

Congratulations to my winners...I hope to hear from you soon and that I hope to "hop" along with you soon!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Happy Sweet 16th Birthday to Whitney!

(If you are looking for the May Calendar Girls Blog Hop, please click here!)

Welcome to Whitney's Birthday party Blog Hop!
I had a bit of a challenge thinking of what to make for Whitney. She is an animal lover, but most of the animal stamps or Cricut cartridges I have are a bit too young and whimsical for a 16 year old! I wanted my card to be special...age appropriate, inspirational, and sweet. Finally, when I learned that her favorite color was green and that she liked nature/animals and also the color red, I decided to go with a green tree with red apples. I cut the tree from the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge and glued on 16 "apples" which are really small, bright red beads.

Unfortunately, I only took a photo of the card at night in my craft room and wthout the I'm sorry that it's rather plain and dark. I was in such a hurry to get the card in the mail that I didn't get a photo of the finished card!
At the bottom front of the card, I put some burgundy reddish paper down that tied perfectly with the beaded apples...added the verse from Psalm 1:3... a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

When I was 16, I was babysitting my little sisters when I came across this album from Evie. (Note to Whitney: This is a record...We didn't have iPods and CD's back then. Ha! Ha!)  
Anyway, I played the album and I fell in love with the song called, "The Tree Song." You can hear the song and a beautiful tree slideshow here. The words really made an impact on me. I printed a copy of these words on the inside of Whitney's card.

Tree Song  By:  Ken Medema

I saw a tree by the riverside
one day as I walked along.
Straight as an arrow and pointing to the sky
growing tall and strong.
"How do you grow so tall and strong?"
I said to the riverside tree.

This is the song that my tree friend sang to me:
I've got roots growing down to the water,
I've got leaves growing up to the sunshine,
and the fruit that I bear is a sign of the life in me.
I am shade from the hot summer sundown.
I am nest for the birds of the heavens.
I'm becoming what the Lord of trees 
has meant me to be:

A strong young tree!

From that point on in my life, I wanted to be a "strong young tree!" I survived a bit of a drought and almost suffered root rot at one point, but after being "transplanted" to sunnier, more peaceful place, I have thrived! :)

My sincerest hope and prayer is that Whitney grows and thrives into a beautiful, healthy, strong young tree!!!

Happy Birthday, Whitney!!! I hope you also like these pair of earrings I made just for you...
If you would like a chance to win your own pair of earrings like these, 
please leave me a short comment here on this post.

It's Whitney's Birthday, but you could end up with the gifts!!!...For this hop we have an awesome gift to one lucky participant. Please follow instructions below for a chance to win:

A Crop A Dile~From Host
I Rock~From Host
$20 dollar Gift Certificate to Scraptasticalkreations
Paper Piecing Piece set by Colleen of CBC Scrapbooking, winner's choice.

In order to be eligible for grand prize drawing please make sure you check out each blog and leave some blog love, also make sure you leave a comment and become a follower at Rachelle's blog.

Enjoy the hop! Here is the fabulous line up:

  • Rachelle ~
  • Ashley ~
  • Ellen ♥ CardMonkey ~
  • Kimberly (KPKre8tions) Pate ~
  • Beth (M&Ddesigns) ~
  • Lynne -  (YOU CAME FROM HERE...)
  • Angie-  (YOU ARE HERE...)
  • Suzanne-
  • Patti B-
  • Melissa Pinter -
  • Brenda -
  • Jenny
  • Kristy 

  • Don't forget to leave a quick comment below for a chance to win the fabulous grand prize and/or a pair of handmade earrings! Thanks for hopping by!!!!

    Saturday, May 19, 2012

    Mommy's little helper

    (If you are looking for the May Calendar Girls Blog Hop, please click here!)

    I'm a working momma, who tries to get some crafting in before bed...
    I have a craft room just down from my bedroom that I sneak into just after I put my daughter to bed.  Recently, however, I have had a shadow following me.
     How can I resist?
     She loves cutting shapes with the Cricut, blinging things up with Stickles, and coloring with markers.  Yes, training her well....but, she knows to only play when mommy's here.  Thankfully, she has complied.
    Michelle's creations....
     Birthday card for cousin, Gabe.
    A baby congratulation card.

    Let's see what she will create next week! :)

    Friday, May 18, 2012

    Calendar Girls ~ MAY 2012

    Welcome to our May Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The May unique holidays are:

    May Blog Date: May 19, 2012
    1. May is National Salad Month - Lynne 
    2. May is National Hamburger Month:  Anita    
    3. May is Bike Month:  Pamela 
    4. May 1st: Mother Goose Day - Lisa Peters 
    5. May 4: International Space Day:  Lynne
    6. May 5: Cinco DeMayo:  Jearise
    7. May 6: Beverage Day:  Kimberly  
    8. May 6th: National No Diet Day - Laura  
    9. May 7 - 12: Teacher Appreciation Week:  Lisa Peters  
    10. May 13: Mother's Day:  Laura  
    11. May 13th Frog Jumping Day - Angie (ME)
    12. May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day:  Edwina   
    13. May 19: Armed Forces Day -  Janet 
    14. May 21: National Memo Day:  Pamela  
    15. May 23: Lucky Penny Day:  Kimberly 
    16. May 25: Nerd Pride Day:  Miriam Meserve  
    17. May 31st: World No Tobacco Day - Lynne

    The hop starts with Lynne ( You won't want to miss a single occasion!!! 

    For this hop, I've made two cards. I love using frogs in cards. They're so cute and whimsical. In this first one, I used a digi stamp that I printed on white paper...cut it out and then just added it to my card. The colors are difficult to see in this photo, but the card is a greenish blue that ties with the striped accent paper. I cut a burgundy red circle that ties in with the striped paper. I received these really cool "rain drop" stickers as a RAK (Random Act of Kindness). I applied these to the right side of the card. I love the water drop effect it had on my card. Using my favorite Stickles, I created a "fly" ... On the inside, I added a cute sentiment: "Frogs have it made...They just eat what bugs them!" This could be a cute card for someone who is going through a challenging time.
    For the second card, I made an easel card for my new FB friend (who also happens to be my blog hop neighbor, Edwina). She is awesome and sweet...I love easel cards, because they display the cover and sentiment at the same time.  Here's a side view of my second card...

    Using my favorite Cricut cartridge, Create A Critter, I cut out a frog and added some googly eyes. Also, I incorporated one of Edwina's favorite colors, turquoise, and added a little friend for the frog, dragon fly...also a fave of Edwina. Hope you like it, girlfriend! :)  
    Don't you love the ribbon I used for this card? If you do, please add a comment that includes your favorite critter to add to cards. I will tally up all the entries and using, I will choose a winner....
    Good luck and enjoy all the posts along the way!!!

    The line-up for May includes:
    Laura: (You should have come from here...)
    Angie: (You are here...)

    Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

    We will have blog candy to the lucky recipient that remarks on each site along the way!

    Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on June 9th for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!