Wednesday, November 30, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 6

Welcome to day 6 of our 12 days of Christmas and we are now half done.

I am happy to say that I do have my voice back and for the most part I am feeling much better but now my baby girl is having tummy issues...

For this post I used a card that I made a couple weeks ago but never posted. I actually had a lot of fun with this card and I hope you can see the fun texture on the little mouse, he is so soft.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments they have been putting a smile on my face!! 
Your next stop is...



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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 5

Hey everyone!!! I'm still not well so please see day 3 for the blog links because I'm on my phone again and I am not able to link from here. Thanks so much for your time and I'm very sorry I'm not able to give my 100% right now. Hopefully I get better fast!

This card I made with my E2 and more of the same papers from my banner

Hope you like it!


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Monday, November 28, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 4

Hey everyone!! Welcome to day four!!

Today I am posting from my phone and it doesn't allow me to link so please see the previous post for links to your next stop and all the blogs along the way if you need them.

I used the same paper collection as my banner for this card and once again no tools just scissors and glue :)

Hope you like it!!

Have a great crafty day!!!


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Sunday, November 27, 2011

12 Day of Christmas - Day 3

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 3 of the 12 Days of Christmas hop!! I am very happy to be a part of this 12 day hop and it is really keeping me on my toes.

 which means you came to me from but if not please start with and come back there is still one more stop after me...

Today I wanted to make a banner and I used a paper stack I got from Michael's and for this banner I cut everything myself from the papers either with my trimmer or my scissors. This banner brought me back to when I started scrapping and I had no tools and had to use my paper for everything I wanted. I think it came out cute.

I actually took these photos from my phone at 3:15 am while everyone else was sleeping so the lighting is not great and neither is the photo quality, for this I am sorry!!!!
I hope you like my banner and please let me know what you think honestly.
Your next blog stop is:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

12 Days of Christmas - Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of the 12 Days of Christmas!!!

Today I still am not feeling much better so I made a quick simple card using the imagine and my Pink By Design stamp of the month and die. I also used a Bo Bunny snowflake stamp with Tim Holtz faded jeans ink.

Your next blog to visit is Veronica at
Don't forget to come back tomorrow for another post!!!!

Please visit all the Blogs on the Blog Hop and leave comments



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Friday, November 25, 2011

12 days of Christmas -Day 1

I am soooo sorry my post is late!!! I have been under the weather and my kids as well so everytime I wanted to post I would end up having to care for a sick little one and before you know it was sick.

I have made this tags for a Vintage Christmas tag swap from Lil Scrap of Heaven
I will be back tomorrow with a new post..

Blog Hop Line-up:

1. Sylvia
2. Sandra
3. Patricia
4. Gaby
5. Esther
6. Monica
7. Anita
8. Jessica
9. Sandy
10. Alina
11. Veronica


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Friday, November 18, 2011

Give Thanks Blog Hop Nov 19-20

Hey everyone and welcome to the hop!!

This hop is hosted by Denise Purdy Lewis -
 and you should have arrived here from

Especially Ashley - but if not its okay just head on over to Denise to start from the begining.

I happen to be thankful for many family, my friends, my life, the health of my children and family, the love and support I get from my boyfriend. In a perfect world everyone would be totally happy and not really appreciate the time we have or the people we have in our lives. I happen to know life is short and painful and imperfect but it would not be life if it was any other way. I know that this is the season of thanks but to be honest I am thankful everyday because I am truely blessed.

There are times when I don't understand why or why not but I am learning to accept things that cannot be changed. I am the type of person that doesn't like to have things sitting there not making sense but in life I am learning that not everything makes sense. Not everyone understands things the same and people see things differently everyday and moment. I have come to accept it now and I admit because of this I am more thankful and happier than ever before.

I used to look to my crafts as a stress relief and while it does still help on those stressful days I look to my crafts now as a way to show my family and friends how much I love them and how much they all mean to me. There are many things that I would love to do and its true I am my worst enemy most of the time but because I am thankful I am learning not to be so hard on myself. I can't change the world. I can't change the way people think or feel but I can control myself and for that I am totally GRATEFUL!!!

Life is short, appreciate the people you have, the memories you hold dear and the love that you have, had and will have!!!!

Here is a simple card that I made representing the season of thanks!!

I hope that you have a wonderful season of thanks!!!

your next stop is:

Thanks for stopping by!!!


YouTube Layout hop

Hey everyone!!! Just wanted to let you know that I am this months YouTube Layout Hop....

This wonderfully inspiring hop starts here....

and this is the line up in case you get lost along the way

1- Jade
2- Zoe
3- Juliana
4- Nancy
5- Vicky
6- Adrienne
7- Janet
8- Alina
9- Jessica
10- Shannon
11- Lili
12- Katherine

but please make sure to leave comments on each channel for your chance to win prizes from either

Jessica Baker at


Roberts Crafts

Have fun hopping!!!!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

All ABout Boys Blog Hop Day 1

If you are looking for the Marine Birthday Hop click here
If you are looking for my Thankful for my Craft hop click here

Welcome to All About Boys Blog Hop day 1 of 2! I am so glad you joined us today! Boy themed projects seem harder to come by so that is why we have dedicated TWO whole days to nothing but boys! Hopefully you are able to walk away with some fabulous ideas in mind. We have a lot of very talented people that will be sharing their projects with you and what would a hop be without a little prize at the end.....?

There is a FANTASTIC prize package waiting for you! All you have to do to be eligible is...

1. Leave a comment on every blog BOTH DAYS

2. Become a follower on every blog (if you already are just put that in with your comment)

3. Become a fan of Paper Creations by Mindy on facebook (stop in and say hi too!)

Three easy steps and you're eligible for the prize!

Now .....what will you win.....? (are you ready for this...?)

Scraptastical Kreations $20 gift certificate

Designs on Cloud 9 $20 gift certificate

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs $20 gift certificate

Paper Piecings by Nikki $20 Gift certificate

The Beary Scrap $15 gift certificate

Beary Sweet Designs $20 gift certificate


Now onto my project -

 This is a picture of my son that I took in the car one day while at a stop light and for some reason I love it!!! He normally never lets me take good photos so I was so happy to have this photo. I have a hard time with making stuff for him because I feel like I can't do him justice but this turned out perfect...I used my Beep Beep cartridge for the tank and the football was a layer on Playtime and I wanted them both because he admires my brother and wants to be a Marine when he grows up and he is totally into Football with my boyfriend now and he doesn't miss a game or an opportunity to talk football.

Thanks for stopping by!!! Your next stop is

Lisa -

In case you get lost - here is the line-up for Day 1

1. Mindy Eggen
2.Lisa Lam
4. Lisa
7. Sue
8. Yvette
10. Theresa Neubaum
11. Beckie
12. Patti Ross
13. Alina
14. Lisa -

Thankful for my Crafts Blog Hop

Hello my creative friends!!!!!

If your looking for the Marine Corps Birthday Hop click HERE

I wanted to have this hop so that myself and a couple of my friends can share what makes us thankful when it comes to crafts. We all have our reasons for crafting and we all love what we do and we love being inspired by other friends, blogs, videos, and places or things. I have thought and thought and THOUGHT about what I can make that will show what I love about my crafts but the problem is that everything I make has my heart and soul wrapped in it. You can look anywhere on my blog, my facebook or my youtube and see my heart in everything.

I am thankful to be able to make the things I make, to have the things that I have and to be able to share and express. I know that life is not perfect and there are many things that can happen so being able to capture moments of my family and scrapbook them so that my kids can always take a part of me with them is icing on the cake!!!

When I create something it is a one-of-a-kind and while there are times that a sketch or something inspires me I always make everything my own. It makes me happy to know that if anything should ever happen to me my kids will forever have their personalized pages with my writing and my creativity. I will be alive in my work and their hearts forever and when they have their kids they can show my grandchild just how much I love my family.

I know that everyone I know who does not craft completely understands why I am so passinate about what I make and what I have. I make use of what I have and I have a lot!!! I have a youtube channel showing off my craft room...

I hope that you have an idea of what makes me thankful when it comes to my crafts. I would love to meet new crafty friends and if you live near Chicago or will be in the area and want to CREATE together please feel free to contact me!!!! This is a short hop but the members of this hop are A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!!!!

Your next stop is my creatively talented friend Gloria and trust me you will love her work!!! She is so good at everything she does!!!

Thank you so much for your time and attention and please so your love with comments to everyone and you could win some special candy from me!!!

Alina -

Gloria -

Jen -

anita ~~

Lori ~


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Marine Corps Birthday Blog Hop - Nov. 10-15

HAPPY 236TH BIRTHDAY, MARINES!! As we celebrate the 236th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, we also remember all men and women who have chosen to serve our country so we can all be free. 

If you happened upon this hop, please visit Ashley's blog to get started. If you got here from Anita's blog, then you're in the right place!

For today I used some photos of my brother last year when he was first deployed. He has been a Marine for I think 11 years now and I don't see my brother doing anything else. I wish I could go visit him all the time but I am not financially able to with 4 kids but hopefully soon.

For my project today I used ribbon, distress stains, Pink By Design stamps, gold embossing powder, my pink ATG, and my E2 with craft paper and Echo Park paper that I got from a ScrapThat! kit (the Canada kit club)...

I am working on a couple of different things but I keep getting distracted but I am trying to post more during this hop!!!

Day 3:

I was really trying to make more but I was not able to so I put this card together quickly...

Here's the blog hop lineup, in case you get lost along the way: 

1. Ashley--

2. Beckie--

3. Anita--

4. Alina--

5. Angela--

Your next stop is ANGELA. Thanks for stopping by, and if you know a service member or veteran, be sure to take a moment to tell them thank you for their service!


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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Check it out


Please stop by my YouTube channel and check out my Christams tag that I made for a tag swap at Lil Scrap of Heaven

My Channel:


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas for the Kids Banner Hop - Day 2

Welcome to Day #2 (Sunday) of the Christmas is for Kids Banner Hop!
I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful group of crafters who have joined together to give to the children for the holiday season. In case you need to find your way around this Day 2 hop I have the full line-up below so if you happen to be here out of order please head back to the beginning and check out the amazing banners all going to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care in Bucks County, PA.!!!!!

I have to admit I was stumped on this banner for a bit because I wanted to do a few but with 4 kids and a household to manage I ran VERY VERY short on time so the one I was able to make I wanted to have it available to anyone and not limit it to any one (originally I wanted to do a boy, a princess, pets, robots, floral and birds).

I did not have the space to hang the banner so I just took individual photos of each part...

This is Day 2 line-up:

  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey -
  2. Michelle -
  3. Tonya -
  4. Carol Carlson -
  5. Debbie Trevenen -
  6. Linda Simpson -
  7. Rachelle -
  8. Jamie -
  9. Jess -
  10. Sandra -
  11. Cher-
  12. Lori -
  13. Dena -
  14. Sandie -
  15. Alina -
  16. Lisa L -
  17. Janet S -
  18. Beckie -

THANK YOU to our generous sponsors who have provided prizes to those who hop along. Here are our sponsors and their prizes:

One winner will receive four free digi-images of
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valued at $20 toward your purchase from their terrific site!

Beautiful ribbons, embellishments, charms and more are on the site.  They'll be giving a voucher valued approx $32 USD.

All hoppers are eligible to win.  Here's how:

Follow the blog and comment on as many projects as you choose -- the more blogs where you comment and follow, the more chances you have to win. There's just one catch: please actually comment on the project, which shows you've looked at the project, not just cut/pasting random comments ("CUTE! TYFS") only to win the prize. will choose the winners, subject to verification that winners have met the above-stated criteria.