April Birthday Blog Hop-april 14, 2012

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Happy Birthday Janet Royer!

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!

All my rowdy friends are coming to over to party!

At this blog hop, it’s a party!!  Our fellow blog creators have come up with awesome projects from cards, to decor, to all sorts of ways to make your Birthday bash the best!

Here at this hop, you get all the presents! Many of the blogs will offer their own “presents” (blog candy) and I’ll be giving away a Cricut Cartridge- Birthday Bash!

You should have just come from: Linda- http://lindascreativity.blogspot.com

If you didn’t, you might want to go back and check. They could be wearing a lampshade if they’ve partied to much…

From here you need to go to: Paula- http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/

If they’re getting rowdy, just join in all the fun! Have fun!

If you get lost, the entire line up will be posted at Janet’s (http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/ )

She’ll be checking id’s… just kidding… this is a famiy friendly event! And Happy Birthday to you! I’m either early or extremely late in wishing you a Happy Birthday, but it’s the thought that counts!

I hope you enjoy the tag I made for this blog hop…make sure you stop by everyone’s blog too!

I used a chipboard tag as the base, and my Tim Holtz  die to cut the medallian.  I added a button and some yarn to finish it.  I used some K&Co paper and inked around the edges. I wanted to add fun ribbons and a simple stamp to wish a Happy Birthday!  This was very simple and easy!

Janet R.-  http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com

Erin- http://deeplyrootedlife.blogspot.com

Kacee- http://youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Shannon- http://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/

Amanda- http://a-prata-design.blogspot.com/

Jearise- http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com

Linda- http://lindascreativity.blogspot.com

Melissa- https://timeweavers.wordpress.com

Paula- http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/

Claire- http://www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Cathy-  http://www.mimi2trentdrew.blogspot.com

Charity- http://adamsacres.com

Melissa-http://timeweavers.com

Tricia –  http://www.mycrazybubble.blogspot.com/

Liz – http://ScrapiliciousLife.blogspot.com

Lisa Peters- http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

Lisa T. – http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com

Michelle- http://craftychelle.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by!  Melissa

St. Paddy’s Day Hop Day 2

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Welcome Back!

You should have just come from  Beckie – http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com

For my card today I tried to make the colors a little brighter.  I used a basic green cardstock for the base and a really cool glitter tape to shine it up.  I use elegant edges Cricut cartridge to cut the label and stamped it .  I thought it looked a little bare, so I added a flower to just add a little extra.  I can never leave things alone!  I hope you enjoy it!

Your next stop is Shannon- http://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com

St Paddy’s Day Hop Day 1

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Hi Thanks for joining us for such a fun St. Paddy’s day hop!  This will be two days so don’t forget to come back tomorrow!  Now sit back and hop along!

You should have just come from Beckie – http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com

For this card, I tried to make a vintage feel.  I used jute and inked  it with Tim Holtz ink.  I used some patterened paper and distressed it with the same ink. I crumpled the shamrock and put rinestones on the eyes. I added  a bingo card just because I think they are fun.  It is really cool you should get one! I also used a Martha Stewart punch to make the edge more fun!

Your next stop is: Shannon- http://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com

  1. Angela-http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com
  2. Ashley – http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
  3. Nicolette- http://beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
  4. Doris – http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com
  5. Beckie – http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
  6. Melissa- http;//pinkpolkadotscrapping.blogspot.com
  7. Jessi http://mylifeinartscrafts.blogspot.com/
  8. Liz Mullen http://scrapiliciousLife.blogspot.com
  9. Misty http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
  10. Amy Jo – http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com
  11. Melissa=http://www.timeweavers.com
  12. Shannon- http://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
  13. Maria-http://marlm-creativebydesign.blogspot.com/
  14. Michelle- http://craftychelle.blogspot.com
  15. Shelly-http://kccroppers.blogspot.com
  16. Anita~  http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com

March 10 Shape Blog Hop

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Hi, thanks for stopping by!  My girlfriend’s granddaughter is turning one and she loves Duckies! So here is an attempt to make one for her….since it is a card shaped hop I thought this would be perfect!

To make this card I used yellow card stock as the base and I didn’t have any pink paper to use with the duckie and anyway I thought blue was awfully cute! I used stickles to add shine and sparkle!  I cut the duckie from the Wall Decor Cricut cartridge.  Yes, the hat is small on purpose! (haha)

If  you just came from  Haidee-http://created2bunique.blogspot.com  you are in the right place…

Your next stop is: Claire – http://scrapmyway.blogspot.com/

Here is the line up if you want to visit them again..

Crafty Friends Who Care Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Crafty Friends Who Care blog hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 2 of this very special hop. We have more fabulous projects for you. But the most important thing about this is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations to help Leukemia patients.

Bone marrow donation technology has come a long way, and is now as simple as giving blood. So we are trying to raise awareness and get people to register at http://marrow.org to be a bone marrow donor. And why are we doing this your might ask? To help a friend a fellow crafter, Liz Decade. Liz is battling 2 different forms of acute Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. We are hoping that this hop will help her to find a match. You can see her story at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va6RNwYj4BE&list=UUz-JkPSKRldHJNbbEotv8DQ&feature=plcp.

Even if you are not a match for Liz, you can still help her. You see bone marrow registrations drives are expensive, you have to pay for each person who is registered, and Liz is trying to raise money for bone marrow drives and medical expenses (it costs a lot of money to get a transplant). You can donate to Liz at lizquesada.leukemia@gmail.com. All of the money donated will go to bone marrow drives or medical expenses.

And we have some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop.

Sweet Stamping Treats Digital Stamps, Trendy Twine, MB Treasurista, Paper Piecings by Nikki, Inspired Stamps, My Pink Stamper and Peachy Keen Stamps have all donated prizes to this hop. In order to be eligible for one of  these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop! There are other requirements for the sponsors so please see Liz’s blog post for more details.

If you are coming from Sylvia- http://bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com, you are right on track. If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start over with Liz (http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com)

Your next stop is: Erica – Tahi – http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com/

1. Sweet Stamping Treats-5 digis

http://sweetstampingtreats.blogspot.com

2. Trendy Twine-Trendy Twine Orginal Mini Pack (http://anniespaperboutique.bigcartel.com/product/60-yard-sampler-trendy-twine-red-blue-brown-pink-purple-green-bakers-twine)

http://anniespaperboutique.bigcartel.com/

**Must “like” fan page and tell them we sent you from the hop-https://www.facebook.com/trendy.twine

**Must be a follower of blog-http://trendytwine.blogspot.com/

3. MB Treasurista-$10 gift certificate

http://www.zibbet.com/MBsTreasurista

**Must “like” fan page and tell Misty we sent you from the hop-https://www.facebook.com/pages/MBs-Treasurista/167767899982066

**Be a follower of blog-http://mbtreasurista.blogspot.com/

4. Paper Piecings by Nikki-$25 gift certificate

http://www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com/

**Must “like” fan page and tell Nikki we sent you from the hop-https://www.facebook.com/nikkicalmes?ref=ts

**Be a follower of her blog-http://paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com/

5. Inspired Stamps-$10 store credit

http://www.inspiredstamps.com

6. My Pink Stamper

http://www.mypinkstamper.com

7. Peachy Keen Stamps-$25 Gift Certificate

http://www.peachykeenstamps.com

**Must “like” fan page and tell them you were sent from the hop-https://www.facebook.com/PeachyKeenStamps

8. Market Street Stamps-$25 Gift Certificate

http://www.marketstreetstamps.com

**Must “like” fan page and tell them you were sent from the hop-https://www.facebook.com/MarketStreetStamps?sk=wall

Liz – http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com

Amber – http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com

Ashley – http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com

Amanda-http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Carla – http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/

Teresa – http://scrappintplace.blogspot.com/

Beckie – http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com

Shawnee – http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com

Sylvia- http://bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com

Melisa-http://timeweavers.com

Tahi – http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com/

Karrie – http://sweetpapertreats.blogspot.com/

Sweet Stamping Treats – http://sweetstampingtreats.blogspot.com

For this card i used bright colorful card stock.  I loved the train and hope it brings a smile to your day!  This was so simple to do, just use a basic card and add the paper, some ribbon and the colorful K&CO train!  Enjoy!

VALENTINE HOME DECOR IDEA

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I USED THE NEW VICTORIAN ROMANCE CARTRIDGE FOR THIS PROJECT.  IT WAS FUN AND REASONABLY EASY.  I USED K&CO PAPER AND ADDED LACE AND TULLE.  I ALSO USED THE CRICUT LOVE CART TO CUT OUT THE HEART THAT IS ON THE CONE.  YOU CAN ADD RIBBON AND HANG OR FILL  IT WITH CANDY FOR YOUR FAVORITE VALENTINE!

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!  MELISSA

Mixed Media Hop

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Welcome to the altered hop today! We hope you enjoy this!

If you just came from: Julie – http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com then you

are in the right spot!

Monica – http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/

Alina – http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/

Julie – http://jk-littlebitofbling.blogspot.com

Melissa H.-https://timeweavers.wordpress.com

Kristy – http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com

Sylvia- www.bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com

Liz -http:// www.scrapiliciousLife.blogspot.com

Paula – http://preciouspagesbypaula.blogspot.com/

Theresa – http://scrappinginheels.blogspot.com

Evila – http://www.frenchconnectiondesigns.blogspot.com/

Nouel – royalmidnightcraftcreations.blogspot.com

Michelle http://craftychelle.blogspot.com/

Creations Etc. – http://alwaysforever.ning.com/

Sponsors:

SVG Attic – $10 Gift Certificate

Creations Etc: – Mixed Media Kit

Scraptastical Creations – $20 Gift Certificate

Sentiment Stamp Set – Whimsical Designs

I used the sizzix time piece embossing folder with tan cardstock. I then used Lost and

Found Paper and used it for the basic piece.  I then added some lace and red ric rac

and put a flower with a metal brad in the center.  I inked the project to add depth…

I used Tim Holtz’s Chain and hung a key on it.  I stamped a mannequin image to set

it apart and added a heart embellishment to this too!  Of course, i added bling around

the edges too!  I inked it in several places with different color inks to make it stand out!

Enjoy!  Thanks for stopping over!  Melissa

Your next stop is: Kristy – http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com