Monday, December 31, 2012

~**GIVEAWAY** Seasons Of Giving Blog Hop~

Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!  
*scroll down for my giveaway*
This hop is going to be a little bit different, in the fact that every single person on the list below, 
is giving something away.  
All you need to do, is go to their blog, and leave a comment.  
Really, really easy.  
Now grab a cup of coffee, or tea, or maybe some hot chocolate, whatever your favorite is, and start hopping.  
Here is to starting off the year 2013 in a fun way!

Kim Hughes/Paper Smooches
I thought I would share a prize of my own along 
with my project today this card...

Tomorrow is the BIG REVEAL on the Scraptastic Kit Club
website and this is a fun sneak peek to the new kit I got to work with.
I LOVE their kits, they are amazing! :) 

And this is exactly how I feel about all of my blog friends/readers.
 The new kit is called "Chasing Pavements" which is a fun time
in itself I think!!! :)
I am ready to bring in the New Year on a fun high note!
I hope you will stay with me in 2013!

Now have fun hopping and don't forget to comment to win!
I will post a winner on Wednesday!!
Be sure to come back tomorrow for a fun new project
from my hands using Avocado Arts!!


Sunday, December 30, 2012

~Perfect Blend & Perfect Day To Be Back!~

Good morning my crafty friends...I am BACK!
Long time no see right? in laws leave tomorrow and I finally
had time to sit down and craft during out Christmas vacation. 

Today I have a fun new project to share- the Avocado Arts January Stamp
set- Perfect Blend...LOVE these stamps, especially considering
hubby bought me a new coffee machine for Christmas. 
(I don't drink coffee but I am going to learn to love it LOL)
 I wanted to do something fun with this coffee cup so I used my
Cameo and the AA digital file to cut out the cup, then used
Clear Scraps acrylic to place behind it. 
 And I used black and copper glitter to fill in the "drink" area. 
I think it's a fun time!
Isn't this set amazing!

Be sure to go check out the other talented ladies!

  • Ashley Harris
  • Vera Yates
  • Latisha Yoast
  • AJ Otto
  • Avocado Arts

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    Monday, December 24, 2012

    ~Merry Christmas~

    Good morning and Merry Christmas, 
    As you know in our home we have my husband's parents who
    flew in from Oregon and these are just a few photos from the last
    few days. Minus a nasty fall it has been a wonderful visit. 

    Everyone is happy and momma is recuperating on the sofa! LOL
    Plenty of friends and family around- lovely year~ :) 
    Merry Christmas!


    Thursday, December 20, 2012

    ~Creating Keepsakes Ornaments W/Clear Scraps & Authentique~

    Good morning my friends, 

    Yes I am still making ornaments for fun and for my family this year.
    It seems I am always up to something, yesterday I managed to sew
    4 pairs of pajama pants for a gift and today I am hoping to finish #5. 

    I created this ornament using the Clear Scraps Bell Mini Album
    and the beautiful Authentique papers. I did this because all week
    Clear Scraps is sharing projects using Authentique so I thought I 
    would join in the fun on my own blog! I love this paper!
    On the back I used the acrylic and just popped up some 
    glitter with a pearl pen. Just highlighting the paper design. 
    I have always loved bells and this makes me smile,
    all the vintage style feel, perfect for my tree! :) 
    Oh and I tried that super strong E6000 glue on the edges, 
    love it! I think this will totally last a long time!

    That's it for me today, my hands are full with the in laws and kids...
    also I have to finish these Christmas gifts...wish me luck!
    Thank you all for being amazing people in my life~


    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

    ~Soul Friends- Enjoying The Journey~

    Good morning my friends, 
    You will find me quite scattered this week as tonight I drive
    into Nashville and pick up my in laws! :) And the Christmas vacation begins. 

    But before that I wanted to share a couple things with you...
    a project I created for Connie Crystal and a special moment yesterday. 
    You can find a tutorial on this card/tag gift set project on Connie Crystal
    I am just sharing a sneak, not the entire project! Go check it out...
    I also used all the goodness from Jinger Adams...*beautiful*
    As I create it is always like therapy, this has been an eventful year
    but  it also has forged the best relationships as well, so for that I am so blessed
    and extremely happy. I am finding peace from the very dark years of my past. 

    Yesterday my close friend Shauna, brought me this gift...the most heartfelt
    gift I think I have ever recieved. It brought me to tears...and I wanted to share 
    with you because it is such an amazing idea....
     This beautiful necklace with this note inside...I just cannot think of a
    more heartfelt thing to do or a sweeter gift for a friend. 
    I was humbled and blown away. 
     For me Christmas is never about the gifts and definitely about friendship
    and love and sharing. (For me that's crafting and baking up a storm!!)
    This really choked me up and I am so blessed to have such amazing 
    strong women in my life. She is not the only one I am blessed with but 
    I can say this Christmas is very special...I am enjoying
    the journey, every amazing moment-
    and I hope you all have the most amazing holiday season as well. 
    ~Merry Christmas~


    Monday, December 17, 2012

    ~Dealing W/ Holiday Stress W/Humor!~

    Happy Monday my friends, 

    Well I think everyone is mid swing in the holiday season now, I know I am!
    In the middle of baking, shopping, parties, and all that jazz. 

    Why not lighten the mood and create something funny...release a little 
    of that holiday stress! LOL I just love this stamp from VLVS 
    I also used this open bird cage stamp from Plate 1302
    I love creating a sassy saying and using beautiful papers and embellishments. 
    I used the Samantha Walker papers and added some pretty American Crafts ribbon. 

    I hope it gave you a giggle today!
    I am off to create and clean, lots to do this week, we have company arriving
    and a busy week a fun train ride on Saturday...all good stuff. 

    Happy Holidays my friends~


    Saturday, December 15, 2012

    ~Hey Hot Stuff...Your friendship Warms My Heart~

    Good morning...
    Ok ok I know "hey hot stuff" but looking at this adorable 
    penguin totally makes me want to say that like 600 times! LOL

    I just want to walk around with him saying "Hey hot stuff"...anyways...
    CLEARLY I have been stamping again and playing with the new 
    I do believe I have fallen in love~
     I also added a sneak peak stamp from the new set next month...
    and I will just say you are going to love it A LATTE! haha
    I used the Digi cut files and my fabu Silhouette Cameo to create the mittens
    and the popped up igloos...I think I have developed an igloo fetish...just sayin'~
    For the bottom snow I used white cardstock- smooch spritz (Ice Rink) 
    and created my own snowy ground...all fun stuff!

    Now on to the giveaway----
    Avocado Arts has a great giveaway today...they will
    go to each of our blogs and pick random winners from the 
    COMMENTS on our blogs! 
    You have a chance to win if you comment and even more
    chances to win if you comment on every blog! 
    These are awesome stamp sets!

    Don't forget to comment on the blogs...
    Happy Holidays! I love you all~ :)

    Go NOW and...
    Check out the Pit Crew's Projects!


    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    ~Ornaments W/ My Creative Classroom~

     Good morning my crafty friends, 

    I just wanted to share with you an ornament I created for one of my 
    classes at My Creative Classroom It was a complimentary
    class for anyone who enrolled in November and we had such a great class!

    My Creative Classroom is a fun place to learn great techniques. 
    AND they have Gift Certificates for your crafty friends!
    Since I have been teaching there for a while now I thought it would
    be cool to refresh y'all and let you know about the GC's.
    Anyways....I am off to stamp and play today and bake for a Dirty Santa 
    party this stuff! I love the holidays! :) 

    Happy Thursday my friends~