7/31/2011

Cocktails & Dreams Blog Hop


Welcome to the Cocktails & Dreams Blog hop hosted by Gill! If you came here from Anita's Blog, you're on the right track, if you were just stopping by today and would like to start at the beginning of this hop, please start HERE.

I must admit, when I found out about this hop, I was very excited to become a part of it! Though I don't sip on many cocktails anymore, I do love to look at them because they are so pretty and girly!

For today's project, I decided to make a card using the sketch from the Market Street Stamps Sketch challenge.

I made this cute little card using the Market Street Stamps Tiki Time stamp set.

Here's the inside of the card.

Thanks for stopping by today! Make sure you keep hopping along and see what Maria has made to share today!

Here is the complete lineup for the hop:
Gill http://creationsbygillm.blogs​pot.com/
Becky http://beckscricards.blo​gspot.com/
Brynn http://flairandfrillscreati​vity.blogspot.com
Corrine http://celebratingordi​narymoments.blogspot.com/
Lisa G http://lisagarrow.blogspot.co​m/
Jessica http://thecreativestamperspot​.blogspot.com/
Jenn P http://cardstockandcoffee.wor​dpress.com/
Alethea http://lilodesign​s.blogspot.com/
Valerie http://canonburycre​ations.blogspot.com/
Jacki http://cardsbyjacki.blogspot.​com
Shannon http://www.purplelionpaper.com/blo​g
Angela http://fistfullofglitterc​ardsbyaj.blogspot.com/
Anita http://www.anitaand​bugs.blogspot.com
Emily http://www.createserendipity.net
Maria http://justgetscraphappy.blog​spot.com/
Lisa P http://handmadewithlove-lisa.​blogspot.com/
Lisa http://honeybearzdesigns2011​.blogspot.com/
Haidee http://created2buni​que.blogspot.com/

7/30/2011

Put The Lime In The Coconut....


Hey everyone! I hope you're enjoying the last weekend in July! I just wanted to share with you a cute little Summer card that I made!


I used my Margarita Moments stamp set from Unity Stamp Co. I just love this set! I also used papers from the Margarita line by American Crafts. I just can't get enough of the bright colors in this paper line! LOVE IT!!!

7/29/2011

Always


Hey everyone! Happy Friday! I've been quite busy this week, so I should have a few blog posts up over the next couple of days to show you what I've been working on!

Today I decided to try a layout, since I just posted another layout the other day that kind of goes with this one, I thought I would share this one.


Once again, I went with the FABULOUS Margarita line from American Crafts. I just love how this paper is so bright and colorful!


This is a good start to my Wedding album. At least I have 2 pages finished before my 1st anniversary in September!


I used the Becoming Butterfly stamp by Unity Stamp Co. When I saw this stamp, I knew I had to have it. It kind of sums up my life over the past couple of years. After going through a very rough divorce, I thought that was it for me, until I found my true love who showed me that there is so much more out there to live for. So in a sense, I became a butterfly :-)

7/27/2011

Paradise!


Hello everyone! So sorry for the lack of participation here lately! I've been busy still unpacking/trying to organize after moving a few weeks ago! It's been a real pain!

Anyways, last week I met up with some lovely ladies at Archivers to crop and decided to start make a layout! I usually stick to mini albums because I like working on a smaller canvas, so maybe that explains why this one took me a week to finish!


I decided to scrap one of my favorite wedding photos from my beach wedding this past September. I ended up using the Margarita line of paper that I recently won from American Crafts. This paper is just so lovely and I thought it went perfect with my photo!


I also used my new FAVORITE stamp set from Pink by Design, it's called "Sandy Toes" Cute, right?



And I made these adorable little matching flowers using Little Scraps of Heaven Designs "My Paper Garden" collection. I also got the leaves from this collection too.

I know it's rare for me to share a layout that I have made for myself, so I hope you all enjoyed it! I know I did, look for lots more layouts from me in the near future! :-)

7/18/2011

Winners Winners Winners!


Ok, I've FINALLY got winners from blog candy and other drawings that I promised to give prizes for! So sorry it took me so long, but I've been in the middle of moving for what seems like the whole summer!

Winners of the 3 Pink By Design $10 gift cards from the Christmas in July Blog Hop Are:

1: Cynthia Vanderhoek said...

This Christmas card is so the style I love, colorful and whimsical. Love it. Thanks for sharing. Will see you tomorrow for more good stuff. Following you here and like you on FB. Went to Pink by Design, was already following her blog, but liked her on FB and signed up on her community sharing also. I love her stamps and seeing hers on your card makes me excited to possibly win.

2: Theresa said...

Love your card..like Judy, I'm in fl, so this is Santa on vacation after the big day :) I like on FB and am a member of the PBD community. TFS!
firelass51@aol.com


3: KAT said...

beautiful... and the colors are luschious...(sp) i'm already a follower of pinkbydesign. i would love this set of christmas stamps.

Winners of the 2 Pink By Design $10 gift cards from the LSHD Summer Blog Hop Are:

1: Nancie said...

Super cute layout Emily! Love it!

2: Maria said...

Cute layout! I already follow pink by design and I will check out the community as well!
Maria
mdowner at swnebr dot net

Remember a few weeks ago when I asked for you all to vote for me in the American Crafts Falir contest? Well, I offered a free DIY kit from my etsy shop... the winner of that was chosen by random.org out of the list of people who voted.... the lucky winner is:

Jamie Kaminski Lieungh

And lastly I offered up a prize for those who voted for me in the Craft it Forward contest that Scrapbooks Etc was holding. The prize I offered was a free DIY kit, some blank albums, and a mini album made by me... That winner is:

Rachel W K

All winners were chosen at complete random by random.org

All winners please e-mail me at createserendipity@gmail.com with contact info to get your prizes out to you! Those of you who won Pink by Design gift cards, please send me a valid e-mail address and I will forward it on to Sarah :-)

Color Cue Challenge #4


I'm always up for a good challenge, and since moving, I haven't been scrapping as much, so I decided to enter the Market Street Stamps Color Cue Challenge here at the last minute :-)


I love color challenges! This one was fun because I think these colors are great together, and I also had won some paper recently that I thought would work great for this! It isn't dead on the color scheme, but it works!


I made this card with Cosmo Cricket's Ever After paper line and Market Street Stamps new Compass stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today! :-)

7/16/2011

Cancer Support & Survivor Blog Hop


If you are looking for the Christmas in July Blog Hop, Please CLICK HERE


Welcome to the Cancer Support & Survivor Blog hop! This hop was put together in honor of those who are currently battling cancer and also to the loved ones we've lost from cancer. I've lost a few wonderful people in my life to cancer, most recently, last week my 2nd cousin who was a wonderful person with a big heart lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Only four months to the date that his mother (my grandma's sister) lost her battle with cancer. It's a very horrible disease and for those who have been strong enough to fight it, that's an amazing thing!

Every year I send a little donation to Susan G Komen for the cure. I really admire those women who fight for their lives and battle breast cancer, and I'm always willing to give a little donation to try to help find a cure.

Here is an album that I made recently with the Breast Wishes and Save The Tatas stamp sets from Pink by Design.



I do have some blog candy to offer up in the post below this one, I am giving away 3 $10 gift certificates to the Pink by Design store, so check it out! :-)

Now hop along and see what Charlotte has for you today!

Here's the full lineup:
Erica: http://mycricutcraftroom.blogspot.com/
Enjoli: http://mississippihippycrafts.blogspot.com/
Tina http://craftyandgreen.blogspo​t.com
Amanda http://craftsbyamanda.blog​spot.com/
Jackie http://jackrabbitscrappin.​blogspot.com/
Tammy http://cuttinandstampin.bl​ogspot.com/
Nina http://nina-hotpinkscra​pper.blogspot.com/
Jamie http://myamusinglife.blogs​pot.com/
Emily http://www.createserendipi​ty.net/
Charlotte http://charlottes-creation​s.blogspot.com/
Heather S http://operationcricutdesi​gn.blogspot.com/

Christmas in July Blog Hop - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the Christmas in July blog hop! I just love Christmas, and it's always a good thing to get a head start on it! So why not start 6 months early? ;-) If you've hopped to my blog from Shannon's Blog, you're on the right track! If you just happened to stop by my blog today and want to join in on the fun, please start at the beginning at Lisa's blog.

There are lots of prizes to be given away, including a grand prize given by Lisa! Like all hops, we do have a few rules to follow to be eligable to win a prize, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" on facebook.

This hop runs from July 15-17th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY! Please come back tomorrow to see what new projects we have created. After all it's Christmas in July and who doesn't like Christmas.

Now on to my project for the day... Since I've been recently moving, I haven't had time to do a lot of projects, so I am showcasing some that I made this past Christmas since I wasn't blog hopping or anything back then, I'm sure most of you all haven't seen them... anyways, for today I have this paper bag album to share with you. I just loved this paper line, I believe it is by fancy pants, but i could be wrong on that!



Ready for some Blog Candy? Are you a fan of Pink by Design Stamps?

Check out the Christmas Wishes set shown above!

Boy Have I got a treat for you! I have 3 $10 gift cards to Pink by Design Stamps! I will pick 3 lucky winners at the end of this hop, but you have to comment each day and also do the following:

1. Follow Pink by Design on Facebook
2. Become a member of the Pink by Design Community and make a post there
3. leave a comment here on my blog letting me know you did both!

Thanks for stopping by today! Now hop on over and see what Deborah has in store for you today!

Here's the full line up for this hop:
Lisa- http://handmadewithlove-lisa.​blogspot.com/
Shawnee- http://quiverofangels.blogspo​t.com/
Rachelle- http://creationsbyrachelle.bl​ogspot.com/
Shannon- http://www.purplelionpaper.co​m/blog
Emily- http://www.createserendipity.​net/
Deborah- http://www.scrappingmamma.net​/
Tricia- http://lshdesigns.blogspot.co​m/
Janet- http://www.createatdreamscra​pbooks.blogspot.com/
Theresa- http://www.thescrapbookingque​en.com
Mickie- http://www.littlescrapcorner.​blogspot.com
Jennifer- http://www.craftycardgallery.​blogspot.com
Elsa- http://justafewdesigns.blogsp​ot.com/
Carla- http://racincrafts.blogspot.c​om/
Bobbi- http://rockgirlcustomdesigns.​blogspot.com/
Ashley- http://www.theglamoroussideof​scrapping.blogspot.com/
April- http://www.curlsandgrins.blo​gspot.com/
Georgiana- http://www.carsonscricutcreat​ions.blogspot.com/

7/15/2011

Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Thank you for joining us to celebrate Christmas in July! I just love Christmas, and it's always a good thing to get a head start on it! So why not start 6 months early? ;-) If you've hopped to my blog from Shannon's Blog, you're on the right track! If you just happened to stop by my blog today and want to join in on the fun, please start at the beginning at Lisa's blog.

There are lots of prizes to be given away, including a grand prize given by Lisa! Like all hops, we do have a few rules to follow to be eligable to win a prize, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" on facebook.

This hop runs from July 15-17th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY! Please come back tomorrow to see what new projects we have created. After all it's Christmas in July and who doesn't like Christmas.

Now on to my project for the day... I decided to showcase a little card that I made this past Christmas, I think it's suitable for "Christmas in July" because when I think of celebrating Christmas in July, I think Tropical Christmas! I fell in love with the "Tropical Christmas" stamp set from Close to my Heart (C1292) when I got it a few years ago. So I finally got around to making a card with it!



Ready for some Blog Candy? Are you a fan of Pink by Design Stamps?

Check out the Christmas Wishes set shown above!

Boy Have I got a treat for you! I have 3 $10 gift cards to Pink by Design Stamps! I will pick 3 lucky winners at the end of this hop, but you have to comment each day and also do the following:

1. Follow Pink by Design on Facebook
2. Become a member of the Pink by Design Community and make a post there
3. leave a comment here on my blog letting me know you did both!

Thanks for stopping by today! Now hop on over and see what Deborah has in store for you today!

Here's the full line up for this hop:
Lisa- http://handmadewithlove-lisa.​blogspot.com/
Shawnee- http://quiverofangels.blogspo​t.com/
Rachelle- http://creationsbyrachelle.bl​ogspot.com/
Shannon- http://www.purplelionpaper.co​m/blog
Emily- http://www.createserendipity.​net/
Deborah- http://www.scrappingmamma.net​/
Tricia- http://lshdesigns.blogspot.co​m/
Janet- http://www.createatdreamscra​pbooks.blogspot.com/
Theresa- http://www.thescrapbookingque​en.com
Mickie- http://www.littlescrapcorner.​blogspot.com
Jennifer- http://www.craftycardgallery.​blogspot.com
Elsa- http://justafewdesigns.blogsp​ot.com/
Carla- http://racincrafts.blogspot.c​om/
Bobbi- http://rockgirlcustomdesigns.​blogspot.com/
Ashley- http://www.theglamoroussideof​scrapping.blogspot.com/
April- http://www.curlsandgrins.blo​gspot.com/
Georgiana- http://www.carsonscricutcreat​ions.blogspot.com/

7/09/2011

LSHD Splash of Summer Blog hop

Hello, Welcome to the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Blog Hop. If you are visiting from Margaret's Blog you are in the right place. If you just happened to visit my blog please start the hop on Tricia's Blog.
This is a ONE day blog hop that will last all day today, from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm. So sit back, relax, and enjoy viewing all the wonderful projects these talented artists have created.

Tricia's Blog http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com​/
Leann's Blog http://www.scrapbookingbyleann​.blogspot.com/
Karel's Blog http://artandscraps.blogspot.c​om/
Deborah's Blog http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
Patricia's Blog http://pattyandcharlie.blogspo​t.com/
Tammy's Blog http://tammyjennings.blogspot.​com/
Julie's Blog http://designs-by-julie.blogsp​ot.com/
Margaret's Blog http://www.auntmargaretdesigns​.blogspot.com/
Emily's Blog http://www.createserendipity.n​et/
Roberta's Blog http://www.txscrappermom.blogs​pot.com/
Charlotte's Blog http://charlottes-creations.bl​ogspot.com/
Nancie's Blog http://alittlepieceofmebynanci​e.blogspot.com/
Corrine's Blog http://celebratingordinarymome​nts.blogspot.com/
Dawn's Blog http://dawnsdesignsthatdelight​.blogspot.com/
Jeana's Blog http://www.scraptoday.blogspot​.com/
Janet's Blog http://www.createatdreamscrapb​ooks.blogspot.com/
Nancy's Blog http://brujahrose.blogspot.com​/
Lisa's Blog http://honeybearzdesigns2011.b​logspot.com/
LSHD DT Blog http://littlescrapsofheavendt.​blogspot.com/

Now for my project for today! I want to apologize for not having more, but we have been packing and moving over the past couple of weeks and all of my craft stuff is boxed up still. I made this little digi page to share with you all. I just love the Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Hula Girl Collection! Whenever Tricia came out with these I instantly wanted to go somewhere tropical! I ended up doing this digi layout with photos of a cruise that I went on a few years ago to the Bahamas.


Since I didn't have many projects to share, I will offer DOUBLE blog candy today for you all!!! How does that sound?

Did you all see all of the new fabulous Pink by Design stamps released this month? If not, here's a few of my favorites that I had a little hand in helping Sarah design :-) And by the way, these stamps go AWESOME with Little Scraps of heaven Designs paper piecings! I make all kinds of projects using them both and they go hand in hand!


Today for blog candy I have 2 $10 gift certificates to the Pink by Design store for 2 lucky readers to win!

All you have to do to win is:
1. Follow Pink by Design on Facebook
2. Become a member of the Pink by Design Community and make a post there
3. leave a comment here on my blog letting me know you did both!

Thanks so much for joining us today. To be eligible to win the Grand Prize Giveaway you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment.

Your next stop is Roberta's blog, so hop right along and see what she has in store for you today!