Monday, March 28, 2011

Scrapbookaholic Abby Challenge #2

Welcome to another challenge with Scrapbookaholic Abby and this is the second Challenge and it is all about SPRING!!!!

These are my cards for this challenge and I think they came out pretty nice.

I took this picture with my Hiptamatic on the iPhone

This is the regular photo with no effects

I used my new DCWV stacks and my Cricut of course but I used some flowers I had in my stash that I got from Vicky over at Scrap That!

Don't forget to visit the rest of the Design Team and see let them inspire you with their awesome projects.

Here are the details for this challenge:

*** Link your ORIGINAL post with project up to Inlinks
*** Mention that your project is for Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenge #2
*** Deadline for this challenge will be midnight April 9th PST
*** Project of your choice and make sure it has something Spring related!
*** And most importantly, HAVE FUN!!

The challenge is on Abby's blog here and this time the prize is a 6x6 SEI paper stack and SEI ribbon assortment so head on over to Abby to link your blog post with your project...thank you in advance for participating!!!

Have fun!!!


I will also be entering in to the following challenges:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Abby's 1st Blogoversary!

Blog Hop

I am so happy to be a part of this hop celebrating Abby's 1st Blogoversary! The hop starts with Abby here and it also ends here so once you are done with all the blogs and you have left everyone a comment then you head back to her and leave another comment letting her know you finished the hop. My blog comes after the super talented Mari ( ) so if you came to me from her then you should be on the right path but if not then just head on over to Abby's to start over for better chances of winning some of the great hop candy!

Blogging is a great way for us to share and express and I have to say that Abby's blog was one of the first that really got me using mine. I had it for a while but never really did anything with this blog because I just did not know what to do until I started seeing what people were posting and the challenges. I followed along but never entered any challenges until Abby's challenges and I entered and to my surprise I won!!! I hope you follow Abby and join in on our Challenges they are always fun!!!

This is the LO sketch I used from Page Maps

and I made this card for Abby but I had such a hard time because I could not decide what to do.

Materials used:

*Peachy Keen
*Market Street
*Tim Holtz Distressing Ink
*Sakura Gelly Roll pen

Abby, I hope you like what I made and Happy 1st Blogoversary!!!!

Giveaways will include:

TPC Studio Stamps DCWV Stack 8x8 Basic Grey Paper Collection 6x6  Basic Grey Chip Board Stickers 
ABC Rub Ons  Floral Embellishments  Pack of Colored Pins  Pack of Flowers neutral color
Self Stick Gems  craft essentials Ribbon Girl Pack  Stampin Up Designer Hardware  SEI Beach word book 
SEI Travel wrod book  Debbie Mum Jumbo Brads Noah's Ark  Debbie Mum Jumbo Brads Baby Girl 
Making Memories Brad combo-paste  Pack of assorted Flower brads  Gelly Roll White Pen
NExt Stop:


Here is the list incase you get lost along the way:

Amanda K. B-
Amanda V-
Alina-   ME!!!!!!!!!!
Theresa-   Next

Thank you so much for joining us in celebrating Abby's 1st Blogoversary!!!!!!!

Have a great day!!!


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Charm Blog Hop 3/17

Welcome to my Blog and the Lucky Charm Blog Hop!

You should be arriving from Jennifer - and if you you then you are on the right track but if not please head on over to Giselle -

So, this blog hop is all about creating something for the lucky charm in your life and this is what I came up with...


I used Copics to color the Digi from Kich N Bleus Designs

I used my trimmer and mini monograms along with my Scrappy Moms new Spring stamps and some bling too

I have actually never made a charm so this was a huge challenge for me but I used my Mod Podge and some glitter paint from PKS to make this charm and I used my crop-a-dile for the whole and the eyelet.

I Love cupcakes so this had to be a charm for me

and I love my kids and family so this stands for them.

I hope you enjoyed my project. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your next stop is Kim -

). Below is a list of all blog participants in case you get lost:

Giselle -

Nadia -

Jennifer -

Alina -

Kim -

Yolonda -

Donna -

Carol -

Rebecca -

Linda -

Amy -

Lisa -


Carrie -

Patricia -

Wendy -

Kimi & Pamela -

Darcy -

Julie -

Shawnte -

Amber -

Melissa -

Thank yo so much for hopping along with us!!!!!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Crafty X- "Pink & Feminine" Blog hop

If your looking for Abby's challenge look here

Hello and welcome to Crafty X's Pink and Feminine Blog Hop!!!

You should be arriving from Zoe who is the start of the hop and if not please click here

I was not able to get into my crafty area so I made this with just my trimmer, flowers, glue, ink pad and PBD stamp of the month kit while sitting on the living room floor with my 7 month old and my 4 year old at my sides.

I bought this paper from Archivers last year and was saving it (too pretty) and this seemed like a perfect time to use it.

Can you see the hot boot from the PBD stamp set?
This is a die cut from the paper line and the flowers are from Alee' her blog is here
A close up of my PinkBy design monthly stamp sentiment

Hope you like my simple LO and I ask that you leave a comment with your opinion/s so that you can be in the running for some candy at the end of the month but you must be a follower of mine.

Have fun and enjoy!!!!!


Also, don't forget to visit Scrapbookaholic Abby here for our first challenge and you can find inspiration from my previous post and the posts of the other DT member (super great stuff!!!).

Now on to your next stop and here is the list in case you get lost along the way:



2-Alina-     ME

3-Anita-        NEXT












Monday, March 14, 2011

Scrapbookaholic Abby Challenge #1

***If you are here for Jenn's birthday hop please go HERE*****

Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenges!!!!!!!!!

Hello, I am so excited to share with you all and welcome you to the very first Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenges.

We will be having these challenges every two weeks and the themes are so fun!!

This week, Challenge #1 the theme is "Pick Your Own Holiday"

You can visit this website from or if you find another National Celebration in March you can use it also! Make sure you mention on your project post what day and what celebration it is!!!

For this challenge I had a hard time deciding on just one so I did the best that I could on the little time I had available to craft. I hope you like... here goes:

Project #1 March 7th - Telephone Patent granted to Alexander Graham Bell in 1876
I used BoBunny papers, Phone is from Nifty Fifties cartridge, stamps are from Market Street Stamps(behind the phone) and Pink by Design and also Scrappy Moms, the flowers are from my stash from when I first started scrapping. (I am a paper and flower hoarder, LOL)

This is the inside of the 9"x4" card
I made another because I loved this phone too... and this phone is from the From My Kitchen cartridge while this paper is from We R Memory keepers and the line is called Girls Night Out

Project # 2 March 18 - Sparky the Fire Dog's birthday ( the mascot of the NFPA )

For this card I used plain white, black, red, brown and yellow cardstock with some SEI ink, my Sakura Black Glaze pen and myScrappy moms stamps. The cartridges I used are the Spring (solutions) and the CAC

Project # 3 March 20 - Start of Spring
I used the Spring cart and I used DCWV paper and some PBD twine

Project # 4 March is Music in our schools month over at

I can't remember who made this paper but I know I got it from Michael's last year.
I used my Playtime cartridge and some pearls to coat the piano (they are so shiny) and a little of the rest of the card.

Now, make sure you go visit Abby over at Scrapbookaholic By Abby and check out all the other DT's projects! You are sure to find tons of inspiration.

All the details for Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenge #1 are posted on her site! You have two weeks and you will love our sponsor this week!!! It is Cosmo Cricket (link) 12 x 12 paper collection!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's My Birthday Blog Hop!!!

Hi, I am so glad you have joined us on this hop to celebrate Jennifer's ("Crafty Card Gallery") 38th birthday!

If you came here from the Crafty Card Gallery then you are in the right place but if not head on to
There are a number of stops but the hop is going on until the 15th so please stop by each one be inspired to create or get some ideas for things to make later. I will try to post a couple more times for this hop but the baby has been sick and I have a lot going on right now. In case you have not looked at previous posts on my blog I am now a part of Scrapbookaholic Abby's Design Team and we will be having our first posts as a team on Monday so don't forget to come back for that too.

Ok, now on to my card...


SEI Moonrise patterned paper
Cartridges: Forever Young, Create a critter and Twinkle Toes
Prima flower
Sakura gelly pen
Hero Arts green bling
The Craft Spot ribbon

I hope you enjoy this card but don't forget to leave a comment letting me know what you think.

Also, in regards to candy all comments from all this months hops will be combined at the end of the month so don't forget
         -to follow me here (please only if you like my blog)
         -leave a comment here and comments on all the other blogs on the list below.

Next stop is my DT partner Meighen

Here is the list in case you get lost along the way:

1 Crafty Card Gallery

2 Alina   (ME!!!!)
NEXT:         3 Meighen
4 Lisa T
5 Pam
6 Lezlye
7 Denise
8 Nicolette (Beyond Scrapin)
9 Ellen Jarvis (Cardmonkey)
10 Kellie (Crafty Baskets)
11 Miss Adri
12 Giselle
13 Cammy
14 Ashley
15 Courtney
16 Laverne
17 Lissa Marie (Phoebe)
18 Sandy
19 Audrey
20 Brandi
21 Cherie
22 Jamie
23 Shel
24 Jenny
25 Laura
26 Leslie Rahye
27 Lucy
28 Michelle (Scrappin with my Bug)
29 Monica
30 Dawn
31 Shawnee
32 Sigrid
33 Scraps to treasure
34 Haidee
35 jessica
36 Kim
37 Kimberley
38 Liz
39 Jennifer A



Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Snow White party

Hello, hope you all are having a great day. It looks like a beautiful day here and my boyfriend will be super happy....his birthday is in April but I got his gift early, the iPhone from Verizon. He really wanted it but kept telling me to get it so I decided he deserved it and besides he works two jobs for us and he always supports my scrapping!!

Okay, so this week I am SLOWLY working on party decorations for a friends daughters Snow White party and these are what I have completed so far...
These are the big cupcake toppers
These are super small and for the mini cupcakes... they are SOOOO cute in person
This is the invite.. I might have already shared this so sorry if I did!

I am working on more cool stuff too and I have a few more posts coming this week so stay close...



Monday, March 7, 2011

I am so udderly excited to share with you all the news!!! was looking for a DT and I made it in!!! I don't think I can express in words how excited I am but his is my first DT and I will be working hard to make sure that every post is great!!! Not only was I picked but take a look below and if you are not already following all of these amazingly talents women then please follow them because they are WONDERFUL and SUPER TALENTED!!!!

Meet the team!! In alpha order!!!!


Alina ( ME!!!!!)


Celeste B
Celeste L





Maria Elena






We will have bi-weekly challenges starting next week!!! We have AWESOME sponsors lined-up!!

Thanks so much for visiting and sharing in my excitement!!!

Your Pal

Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's All About the Green Blog Hop, March 5th and 6th- Day 2

Starting point is : Kathryn

If you followed the order you should have come to me from the talented Laura

This is my day 2 project...please see previous posts for more of my work and leave comments for better chances of winning the candy at the end of the month.

The paper is DCWV "The Guy Stack" from JoAnns
The glitter is Extreme Glitter in Peridot, you can find this at PKS or at JoAnn's
The punch is MS that I borrowed from Simple Scrappin Nicole (who happens to be pretty great herself)
The twine is from PBD
The flower is from stash Nicole had and so are the green pearls and craft cardstock
The little butterfly is from Michaels

Hope you like!!!

Next the talented