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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Blog Hop Day 2 Dec. 16th

Christmas Hop


Welcome to the "Christmas" Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything wonderful about Christmas!! You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you can find the entire line up for both days at Lynda's Blog-- link to http://www.memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/)!!

We can guarantee LOTS of SPARKLE and SHINE for this Ho-ho-holiday event... So let's get hopping!! If If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FESTIVE FUN, then please CLICK HERE with Lynda's blog because each stop on the hop is a GIFT!! :)


For the hop today, I've created a Christmas banner for our fireplace =D 






Here is the Blog Line up:


1. Lynda - http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/

2. Rachel Ventura - http://thehappyscrappinsquad.blogspot.com

3. Nancy - http://blog.fancywithnancy.com

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

5. Shawnee -http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com

6. Jen B-- www.jenscraftcorner.com

7. Michelle-http://craftychelle.blogspot.com

8. Janet N- http://www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com


Thank you for stopping by my blog along this hop! Merry Christmas to you and Happy Creating!






Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Cards and Cookies Blog Hop Dec.3rd-4th

Welcome to my blog!

For the "Secret Santa Blog Hop" click HERE
For the "Christmas Paper Piecing Blog Hop" click HERE
For the "Here We go a Caroling Blog Hop" click HERE




Welcome to Round One of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop! You should have come from Robin's blog. If you are starting here and wish to hop from the beginning of the hop, please visit Dena’s blog :  http://missdjones.blogspot.com   

There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. This is Round One and begins Saturday, Dec. 3rd, continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4th. Round Two will be held next weekend. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!
For my cookie project I have to share with you we made "Sugar Cut Out Cookies" 
(recipe posted below the card) My sons helped me make them and we
are creating little tins with these cookies as gifts to the students in my
sons class...I posted a picture of how the favor tin turned out.


INGREDIENTS:
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
DIRECTIONS:
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2.In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in sugar. Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
3.Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.





 Here is the blog line up:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to visit Carla's Blog next to see what she has to share with you!

December Christmas Paper Piecing Blog Hop Dec. 2nd-3rd

Welcome to my blog!
If you are here for the "Secret Santa Blog Hop" you can click HERE
For the "Here We Come a Caroling" blog hop you can go HERE



Nikki of Paper Piecings is hosting this blog hop and we have a line up of very talented designers for this two day hop. There is blog candy along the way and Nikki also has a great prize to be won. To be eligible to win the blog candy along the way all you need to do is leave a comment on each blog for this hop and become a follower of each blog. 
I can also be found on my Facebook Fanpage and would love for you to stop by and "like" my page to keep in touch =D Here is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamscrapbooks/161518573921032

Here is my project to share with you today. I created a two page layout with Tear Bears and a pirate ship as as my piecings. 




Here is the line up for this hop:


For my blog candy I would like to show you is a "fluff brush" that you can use on Mulberry paper to create the little tear bears I created in my layout =D Just leave a comment on my blog post and become a follower of my blog and I will be giving away 5 of these to random winners! Thank you so much for hopping by my blog on this hop!
Now you are off to see Pam's Blog  to see the project she has to share with you...

Friday, December 2, 2011

Secret Santa Blog Hop Dec. 3rd



Welcome to the Secret Santa Blog Hop on Dec 3rd, 2011. Come hop along with the talented ladies who decided to join this hop and surprise their partner with a great project. We’re super excited to be doing this hop together! We hope to give you some great ideas and inspiration through out this amazing blog hop.


To be eligible to win 1 of the five grand prizes, which is $10 worth of files at Creative Kuts, you MUST:
1) Go through the entire blog hop and leave a comment on EVERYONE'S post.
2) Become a FOLLOWER of everyone's blog including Creative Kuts blog which can be found here @ http://www.creativekuts.blogspot.com/
3) Visit Creative Kuts Store (you will need to do this to meet the last requirement) @ http://creativekuts.com/ .
4) Become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and her facebook page:.http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060268842.
5.) At the end of the day you will end at Creative Kuts @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Creative-Kuts/130937843644274?sk=wall. You will need to leave them a comment stating you have made it through the entire hop and you will also need to leave in your comment what is your favorite pattern set in their store.

Be sure to hop through the entire hop to be eligible for the grand prizes, as well as all the other blog candy throughout! We hope you all enjoy this hop and find a lot of great ideas, inspiration, and most of all have loads of fun!!

Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way.
Lisa P- http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Carla T- http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
Shannon - http://www.purplelionpaper.com/blog
Shawnee - http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
CallyAnn- http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com
Tami McD - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com
Linda T - http://www.lindascreativity.blogspot.com
Barbara B- http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
Jackie - http://papermoments.blogspot.com
Sher- www.http://patternsbysher.blogspot.com
Janet- http://createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com
Sam: http://scrappingwithpirkie.blogspot.com/
Carol H - http://huffandpuffscrap.blogspot.com/
Lisa T. - http://bitbythecricutbug.blogspot.com
Mickie - www.littlescrapcorner.blogspot.com
Theresa D:http://scrappinginheels.blogspot.com
Rachelle- http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/

My project today for my secret santa partner is these ornaments that I made with my mother =D Every year I get together with my mom and we create handmade ornaments and other Christmas crafts together. I look forward to this tradition every year. I wanted to share this gift of our handmade ornaments as a special gift for her tree.


Thank you so much for hopping by my blog along this hop! You are now off
to see Sam's Blog for what she has in store for you...Happy Crafting!

December Christmas Paper Piecing Blog Hop Dec. 2nd-3rd

Welcome to my blog!

If you are here for the "Here We Come a Caroling Blog hop" you can view it HERE



Nikki of Paper Piecings is hosting this blog hop and we have a line up of very talented designers for this two day hop. There is blog candy along the way and Nikki also has a great prize to be won. To be eligible to win the blog candy along the way all you need to do is leave a comment on each blog for this hop and become a follower of each blog. 
I can also be found on my Facebook Fanpage and would love for you to stop by and "like" my page to keep in touch =D Here is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamscrapbooks/161518573921032

Here is my Christmas paper piecing I have to show you today <3 I created these paper piecings myself. This is an example of what you can do with the paper piecings from cutting files like Nikki creates in her store for you to purchase and cut out on your electronic cutting machines =D



Here is the blog line up



Remember to stop by my blog tomorrow for another project i will have for you! I will also be posting some blog candy give aways so stay tuned =D You are now off to see the amazing project that Pam has in store for you!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Here We Come a Caroling Blog Hop Dec. 2nd-3rd




Baby it's Cold Outside

Hello and Welcome to the Here We Come a Caroling Blog Hop!


This is a two day hop running from Dec. 3rd-Dec4th and we are so exciting
to share with you our blog of Christmas Carols =) There will be an array of ideas throughout this hop all based on Christmas carols-- We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!! Keep alert for blog candy along the way as some hop stops will be offering some goodies. 
Remember to stop by tomorrow and check out another project I will be posting. I will also be announcing my blog candy that I will be giving away. All you have to do is leave a comment on my post during this blog hop and become a follower of my blog to stay in touch. I will be choosing a random winner through random.org for your chance to win some goodies! I also have a Facebook fanpage and would love for you to stop by and keep in touch with me there too (of course this is not a requirement to be eligible for the blog candy) =) Here is the link: 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamscrapbooks/161518573921032

For the hop today, I've created a layout using the title of the song "Baby It's Cold Outside"...its one of my FAVORITE Christmas songs to listen to =)




Here is the song and lyrics to listen to...Enjoy!








Sunday, November 20, 2011

Let's Talk Turkey Blog Hop November 19-20


Welcome to my Blog!
If you are here for the Let's Talk Turkey Blog Hop you are in the right place. 
For the Sketch blog hop click: HERE

Let's Talk Turkey Blog Hop November 19-20


Day 2


Hello, and WELCOME to the the "Let's TALK TURKEY" Blog Hop!! We're so excited that you could join us for this WONDERFUL two-day hop!! Please be sure to visit BOTH days for maximum ideas, maximum FUN, and maximum chances to WIN!! Our hostess, Amy athttp://www.lovetocrop.com, has some SUPER prizes for a few hoppers, so be sure to check out all of those details on her blog!!


If you have hopped here from Jaime's Blog then you have arrived at the perfect spot in the Turkey Coop!! If you are just popping in to visit, please take a trip back to Amy's Blog (http://www.lovetocrop.com) to start at the beginning -- we've got a bunch of Gobble-Gobble-Goodness, you won't want to miss out on any of the FUN!!


Here is the line up



Here is my project for you today =D I made a two page layout
using papers and stickers from Bobunny, flowers from Prima and HOTP and
the apple basket paper piecing was made from the Cricut cartridge Doodlecharms







Thank you so much for stopping by my blog along this hop! 
There is a GRAND PRIZE at the end of this hop from our hop sponsor and remember to become a follower of each blog and leave a comment as well on each blog for your chance to win =D 
Also I would love for you to visit my fanpage on Facebook and "like" the page to stay in touch...of course this is not required for the grand prize...I would just love to get to know other crafters and keep in touch. Here is the link:


You are now on your way over to Jessica's Blog to see what she has in store for you! 


Saturday, November 19, 2011

Things I'm Thankful For Blog Hop November 18-19

Welcome to my Blog!
There is a lot of crafty things happening today! On my blog I have three blog hops to take a peak for lots of inspiration. If you are here to see the "Things I'm Thankful For" Blog hop you are in the right spot.

Here are the links to the other hops to go directly to that post


Things I'm Thankful For Blog Hop November 18-19 Day 2



Welcome to the Things I'm Thankful For Blog Hop. This blog hop runs from 
November 18th through November 19th. 


We’ve had so much fun creating this hop, and we have a wonderful line up with some oh-so-talented creators. You will see some lovely projects having to do with Thanksgiving and things we are thankful for and have a chance to win some blog candy along the way. If you have come from Ashley's Blog you are right on track if not you can start at the beginning (http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/). I am so glad you joined us today!



Here is my project I would like to share with you today =D For the projects I made for you today...I took a different angle. Instead of scrapping about turkeys, pilgrims and the like, I decided to make layouts of what I am thankful for: My Family
So I have a two page layout of the "Joys of My Life" layout to share with you
and a one page layout of "My family portrait" I would like to share.

Here is the look at the entire two page layout


Page One


Page Two


For this layout I used papers from the DCWV Taj Mahal paper stack. I also used
Prima flowers, Imaginise flowers and journal cards from Reminisce's "Unwritten Journal Tablet" the metal alpha's I had purchased from Joann fabrics. The distress metal frame is from Making Memories. The chipboard frame was a bare chipboard frame also from Imaginise. 

Here is the second layout I have to share with you:


Thank you so much for stopping by along this blog hop I hope you are getting lots of inspiration and ideas from all these talented ladies! 
If you are not a follower of my blog yet I would love for you to become one and stay in touch =D I also have a Facebook Fanpage if you would like to stop by and "like" my page to follow along with me I would be thrilled. Here is the link:

You are now off to see Mindy's Blog to see what she has to share with you! Happy Creating!

Sketch Blog Hop- November 19-20



Welcome to Day 1 of the sketch Blog hop!


I just love sketch challenges! I hope you have fun seeing all the different takes on the sketch all of us worked with for this hop. If you came over from Lynda's Blog you are on the right track. If you would like to go back to the beginning you can click HERE


Here is the line up for the hop:

1 Jennifer http://www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/
2 Ashley http://www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
3 Beth http://elizabethspapercreations.blogspot.com/
4 Lynda http://memoriesintyme.blogspot.com/
5 Janet N http://www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
6 Rachelle http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/
7 Denise http://deesdesignsfrommyheart.blogspot.com/
8 Janet R http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/
9 Carol http://cardstockscissorsandglue.blogspot.com/
10 Zenita http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com/
11 Susan http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/
12 Lisa http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
13 Jamie http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/
14 Jackie http://papermoments.blogspot.com/

Here is the sketch we had for this month =D



Here is my take on the sketch



Card Recipe:
I used paper from Reminisce
Jesse James flower blings
Snowman and the sentiment are from Scrappingbug
I used Doodlebugs sugar coating white glitter on the snowman
white pom pom for the hat
Black Diamond Stickles glitter glue to make the face on snowman
2 inch scallop circle punch for the sentiment

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my project =D if you are not 
a follower already I hope you will become one 
You can also keep in touch and follow me over at my Facebook Fanpage and
here is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamscrapbooks/161518573921032

Now you are off to see Rachelle's Blog to see what amazing card she has
for this sketch

Let's Talk Turkey Blog Hop November 19-20

Turkey Hop


Hello, and WELCOME to the the "Let's TALK TURKEY" Blog Hop!! We're so excited that you could join us for this WONDERFUL two-day hop!! Please be sure to visit BOTH days for maximum ideas, maximum FUN, and maximum chances to WIN!! Our hostess, Amy athttp://www.lovetocrop.com, has some SUPER prizes for a few hoppers, so be sure to check out all of those details on her blog!!

If you have hopped here from 
 Jaime's Blog then you have arrived at the perfect spot in the Turkey Coop!! If you are just popping in to visit, please take a trip back to Amy's Blog (http://www.lovetocrop.com) to start at the beginning -- we've got a bunch of Gobble-Gobble-Goodness, you won't want to miss out on any of the FUN!!


Here is the line up


I have something different in store for you today! I love the Christmas holiday season and all the decorations, music, and the ambiance of excitement all around. To me, the Christmas season begins the day after Halloween lol! If the decision were left to me...I would have the Christmas tree up the day after Halloween hahaha! So on November 1st I brought out the Christmas tree box and my husband rolled his eyes and said "Seriously?" and I told him that I had this bright idea of making it a "Thankful tree" =) I could have my tree up and turn it into a Thanksgiving tradition. 
I made leaves with my Cricut machine using the "Accent Essentials" cartridge and I put K and Company 3D sticker accents on them of things we are thankful for. I then added ribbon and hung it on the tree. Each day we add more leaves to the tree as we talk about what we are thankful for each day. The garland this was a HUGE undertaking lol!! It was simple to make but took 3 straight days from morning to night to finish it. I bought 4 yards of three different material and cut the material into 7inch by 1 inch strips. I tied them into little pinwheels with 4 strips for each one. I have a 7ft tree and it took all 12 yards of the material lol!! I loved how it turned out though and WOW I can't stop looking at our tree.




Thank you so much for stopping by my blog along this hop! Please come back tomorrow 
and I will have more to show and tell =) 
There is a GRAND PRIZE at the end of this hop from our hop sponsor and remember to become a follower of each blog and leave a comment as well on each blog for your chance to win =D 
Also I would love for you to visit my fanpage on Facebook and "like" the page to stay in touch...of course this is not required for the grand prize...I would just love to get to know other crafters and keep in touch. Here is the link:

You are now on your way over to Jessica's Blog to see what she has in store for you!