Friday, May 7, 2010

~Clearscraps BLOG HOP & gifts for Mothers Day~

Good morning all you crafty people!
I am excited about this morning because it is my first Clearscraps
blog hop *see official information below*

I wanted to make a pretty Mother's Day gift with my clear acrylic,
so I decided to make a Checkbook Cover! How fun is this?
Acrylic is perfect for this gift because it has the strength and durability
I wanted to cover the checkbook and hold stamps.
I used a Sizzix Die (I won on a blog hop last month!)
Graphic 45 papers, with some brads, and rub-ons.
I am going to add a magnetic latch tomorrow, alas...I ran out of time
my son had a baseball game so I had to shoot a picture and head out.
Behind the cover is another piece of acrylic for even better cover.
I think you could put paper inside and make a notepad
if you wanted or put a pocket calendar in there!

OK here is the official information...
PRIZES at the end!! So comment all over my friends!

Welcome to the Clear Scraps blog hop!
We're so excited you joined us this weekend to help us celebrate all our Moms and the women who play a mothering role in our lives.

If you haven't started at the beginning, you may want to go back to the Clear Scraps Blog and start there. Leave a comment on all our DT blogs, come back to the Clear Scraps blog and let us know you did, and you'll be entered into a draw for a $25 goodie bag of acrylic from Clear Scraps. We hope you're inspired, both about acrylic, and about making something special for the "Mom" in your life this weekend.

Irene: http://scrapperlicious.blogspot.com/
PINKY: http://www.blueyecicle.blogspot.com/
Rita: http://letsembellish.blogspot. com/
Tonya: http://creativit-tonya.blogspot.com/
Elisa: http://perpetualstew.blogspot. com/
Grace: http://www.tolmanch ronicles.blogspot. com/
Cathy: http://cathysartblog.blogspot.com/

Back to the Clear Scraps Blog: http://clearscraps. typepad.com/myweblog/


Oh and for anyone wondering about the chickens...
Oh my oh my LOL
I wanted to finish a little more of the story of the crazy chicken lady
I meant to clarify, when I said she spoke to the chickens about leaving
and coming to our house, I meant she had a lengthy "discussion" with
every chick about IF they wanted to leave or stay,
you know those chickens were just thinking...
"LADY, just kill me and get it over with, I can't handle one
more second in this garbage pile! Just hand me to the crazy pink haired lady
she cannot be worse than this!"
hahahaha

that's it for me today! GO BLOG HOPPING!
Tell your friends!!!
I have some stamps to giveaway tomorrow
from the Timeless Daydreams post last week.,
I apologize for the delay, I am all out of whack
from the crazy life with the weather and all.

~Have a GREAT Friday~
~Thank you for stopping by and saying hi~
~Pinky

53 comments:

Kim said...

OMG, Pinky!! I am SO LMAO @ "just hand me to the crazy pink haired lady"!! TOO FUNNY! LOVE IT! I LOVE the checkbook cover! TOO COOL! I will be hopping sometime this weekend! Have a GREAT Day!!

StampinCathy said...

You are just to funny Pinky! I just love this project. You are so creative and inspiring.

sandyh50 said...

Beautiful project Pinky! I am glad you rescued those chickens. I can just imagine the smell of that place.

Jenni said...

LOVE the checkbook cover. What die did you use?

Sandy said...

Very pretty project. TFS!

Helen said...

Love this checkbook cover and your chicken stories! I had a feeling she was telling them goodbye--not checking to see if they wanted to leave! What a hoot!

Pinky said...

Hey Jenni I used this one
Sizzix ScoreBoards XL Die - Checkbook Cover

Brittney said...

I love this little checkbook cover. Very creative!

Sandra Wilson said...

Fabulous project, love the checkbook cover.

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

I like the Checkbook cover Pinky!

Congrats on the new chicks!

Electra said...

This is really pretty! And I love your header as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

This is gorgeous Pinky! And I can't believe the chicken lady story- holy crap, that is scary! I left a comment last post but I think the computer ate it! lol I'm glad you saved the chicks!!!!!scary!

Happy Mother's Day girl! xOxO

MyBabyDolls said...

love love love clear scraps, great job ;)

Bobbi said...

This is beautiful. I love it! That is too funny, I am sure the chicks are better off with you!

Julie said...

What a cute idea! Love the choice of font with the pattern on the paper. ultra cool!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

Your Mom is so going to love the cool checkbook cover. What a great idea!
I'm so glad that the chicks have a safe and better smelling coop that they can call home!
Thanks for the chance to win and saving those little peeps!
-Cher

Jingle said...

This is such a pretty card!

Kim. said...

That lady sure did sound crazy lol. Love the cover you made a grand idea.
Kim xXx

Scrapycandy said...

This checkbook cover is such a great idea...and your blog is so fun to visit! Thanks so much! I'll check back to hear the continuing chicken story.

lszalil said...

Wonderful project. Just love it.

Axes DesigNs said...

Hi Pinky.. this is my first time in your blog and your project is so beautiful..great idea!!!
Happy MOther's Day!

MoMo sprnany said...

Okay I'm thinking this "chicken lady" should have her own reality show!! I adore your check book cover! So gorgeous! I have never worked with clear scraps, but I would love to now! I've put the hop on my blog! Have a great week!

JJ Sobey said...

What a cool project!

Renee77 said...

I love that check book cover...that graphic 45 paper...

Little Mahnsters said...

What I love about blog hops is that I get exposure to such creative talent such as you! Lovin' the pink tresses! I think that Checkbook cover is CRAZY smart! I am making birthday gifts for all my friends now! Awesome idea! Thank you!

Lori said...

Love the checkbook cover! Your story gave me a laugh. Will be hopping over to the next gal.

valechula said...

this is the second checkbook cover I seen this month! loves it so much!!!! Im just going to have make myself one now!!! i do like the acrylic idea to make it sturdy!

Marit said...

What an awsome idea for a present! TFS and have a great weekend! :)

BarefootFairyMum said...

Very cute project! You inspired me to start playing with acrylic and I'm having a blast! :)

kmassman said...

Your checkbook cover is so cute! What a great idea!
lol re: chickens

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Neat idea. Love the paper you used too.

Pinky said...

I know Chula, I have been seeing them lately too. I think it is because of the new die maybe?

Dress To Scrap said...

oh WOW this is an awesome project! I would like to copy this checkbook!

Sandy said...

I love this checkbook cover! I would have never thought to use acrylic for one ;o)

shazza said...

I LOVE your chq book cover & Im going to make something like this for a note book as I need to have lists & the paper always gets ripped,crumpled etc so its a brilliant idea.Ive not used clear before-Too scared!! But youve given me the inspiration to have a go-Thankyou. Added your blog to my feeds-Love it. So sorry to hear about your chickens
shazza

Tracy said...

Don't believe I've ever seen anything like this. Cool idea!

amymwz said...

Creative idea. Love seeing new things!

Elisa K said...

Loving the checkbook cover.. So glad yall got some new chicks...

Hugs

Ziggyeor said...

cute project! My Mom could use that ;) I also like the notebook and calendar ideas.

ROFL about the chicken lady!

Monica Downing aka Madzie said...

Hi Pinky...

Love the check book cover. You are so full of great creative idea's. I really love everything you do.
I'm also so glad you got some new chick's, and what an experience to get them LOL. Love it.

Thanks again for all the inspiration

x0x0x

"Stampgram" said...

Love the blog hopping. Darling checkbook cover. Your chicken lady sounds just hilarious. Would have like to have been a mouse in the corner. You should have video taped it and put it on YouTube or America's Funniest Videos...you could be rich!!! LOL

Scrap Vamp said...

A checkbook cover is such a great idea! I love this one because it has a clear front and the paper for the back is so pretty!

Claire said...

The checkbook cover is both useful and beautiful. Thank you for such a great idea.

A Ph.D. student just trying to make my way.... said...

Thanks for hosting the bloghop and the cybercrop today!

Lydia Siegel said...

That is so cute!

Bev said...

Very nice projects! Great underwater pic!

Jude said...

This is realy different, I love the look of it.Cool project Pinky
Arohanui X:-)
J

Carey said...

Very cute project!

Robin Gibson said...

What a great idea Pinky! Luv, Luv, Luv the chicken story! Clearscraps is FAB, isn't it? Happy Mother's Day!!

Maria said...

Very pretty checkbook cover!

Kristie Maynard said...

How creative and fun is this project. I never thought about using acrylic and making a check book cover. Very cool!

Ilene said...

Such a pretty card!!

NanaBeth said...

Beautiful project-I would have never thought of this-but you are right acrylic is perfect for it.