Monday, February 28, 2011

Stamp Camp - Stamp-A-Stack

Hi everyone, hope you had a fantastic weekend. Mine was great except for Friday night on the way home from my Stamp Camp. I hit a pot hole and totally tore up my Passenger Front Tire. I took it in, but they don't have one in stock, so I will not have my car back until Tuesday as they are overnighting a tire to Firestone tonight. Boy it really is the pitts when you have those low not normal tires.

Well on to what I created at Stamp Camp on Friday night.

Here are the Cards:

Bliss Card

Stamp Used:
Bold Blossom (Occasions Mini)

Papers Used:
Elegant Eggplant - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Crumb Cake - 3 1/8 x 3 7/8
PDSP Elegant Eggplant - 3 7/8 x 1
Very Vanilla - 3 x 2, Scrap for Butterfly

Elegant Eggplant

Scallop Trim Border Punch
Victoria Crochet Trim
Decorative Label Punch
Corner Rounder

Sweet Summer Card

Stamps Used:

All Holidays
Sweet Summer

Papers Used:

Baja Breeze - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, 1 1/4 x 3 (for oval)
Whisper White - 3 x 3, 3 1/4 x 3 1/4, 1 1/4 x 3 (for oval) 3 1/2 x 2 (for flowers)
Soft Suede - 5 1/4 x 4


Baja Breeze
Always Artickoke
Black Stazon


15" Marina Mist 3/8" Taffeta
Medium Oval Punch
Large Oval Punch
Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Blender Pens

Glittering Cupcake Card

Stamps Used:

Afterthoughts (Hostess)
Create a Cupcakes

Inks Used:

Black Stazon

Papers Used:

Whisper White - 11 x 4 1/4, 2 x 2 3/4 (circle), 5/8 x 2 3/4
Basic Black - 1 x 5, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 (circle), Scrap for Cupcake
Red Glimmer Paper - 2 3/4 x 3 Scrap for Cupcake top


1 1/4" Large Square Punch
1 3/4" Circle Punch
Circles #2 Die
Big Shot
Platform and Standard Cutting Pads
Build A Cupcake punch

Create A Cupcake Purse Card

Stamp Used:

Create A Cupcake

Ink Used:

Blushing Bride
Whisper White Craft

Papers Used:

Blushing Bride - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, 5 1/4 x 2 3/4, (scraps for circles)
Whisper White - 3 1/4 x 2, 3 x 1 1/2 (purses), 5 1/4 x 1 1/4
Basic Black - 3 1/2 x 2 1/4, (Scraps for greeting and circles)
PDSP Basic Black - 5 1/2 x 1, 1 1/2 x 2


Build a Cupcake Punch
Word Window
Silver Brads
3/4" Circle Punch
1/2" Circle Punch
Tulip Embossing Folder
5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon 12"

Plane & Simple Card

Stamp Used:

Plane & Simple

Inks Used:

Riding Hood Red

Papers Used:

Riding Hood Red 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 5 3/16 x 2, 2 3/8 x 3 1/8, 2x2 (circle)
Whisper White 5 1/4 x 4, 2 1/4 x 3, 2 x 2 (circle)
PDSP - 5 3/16 x 1 1/2


1" Circle Punch
1 1/4" Circle Punch
Spiral Border Punch
Silver Brad
Lattice Embossing Folder

Single Flower Card

Stamps Used:

So Happy for You
Sweet Summer

Inks Used:

Melon Mambo
Old Olive
Black Stazon

Papers Used:

Melon Mambo - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, 2 1/8 x 4 1/8
Ice Cream Parlor DSP - 4 3/4 x 3 1/2
Basic Black - 2 1/4 x 4 1/4
Whisper White - 5 x 3 3/4, 1 7/8 x 3 7/8, 1 1/4 x 2 1/4


Blender Pens
12" Whisper White 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
Large Oval Punch
Ice Cream Parlor Buttons
Glue Dots

Bold Blossom Card

Stamp Used:

Bold Blossom (Occasions Mini)

Inks Used:

Pear Pizzazz
Concord Crush

Papers Used:

Concord Crush - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
So Saffron - 2 1/2 x 3
Build-A-Bear DSP - 2 x 5
Whisper White - 2 1/4 x 3 1/2, 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 for butterfly


Bright Brads
Mat Pack

Poppy Parade Card

Stamp Used:

Curley Cute

Ink Used:

Poppy Parade

Papers Used:

Poppy Parade - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, 5 1/4 x 2 1/4, 2 x 2 (3) flowers
Whisper White - 5 1/4 x 4, 2 x 5 1/4
Pear Pizzazz - 5 1/4 x 2 7/8, 2 x 4 (leaves)


Simple Flower Die
Big Shot w/cutting pads
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Five Petal Punch

So Happy For You Card

Stamps Used:

Valentine Defined
So Happy for You

Ink Used:

Black Stazon

Stamp 'N Write Markers Used:

Regal Rose
Daffodil Delight
Pumpkin Pie
Old Olive

Paper Used:

Whisper White - 11 x 4 1/4


Framed Tulips Embossing Folder

Hope you liked these cards.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Stamp A Stack Cards

Here are the Stamp A Stamp cards that I made last weekend with Stampin Up:

We made 8 cards in 3 1/2 hours. I was really impressed with how fast and easy each of these cards where.

I liked how I ran tape on the ribbon and just crunched it up and stuck it on this card.

This is the new Bliss stamp set which you can earn free with a $50 purchase.

This was fun cause I used the crayons to color in the truck and apples.

This is pattern paper with dots then 3 stamps stamped on it to come up with this cool design.

This one reminds me of the Cricut Cartridge "A Child's Year". It is so pretty.

Instead of trying to tie a bow, I folded and put a brad through the folds to hold the bow.

Both the flowers are popped up and the buttons are laced with twine.

This one used several different punches and was really very easy.

Well I hope you enjoyed. I will be doing another Stamp A Stack this Friday night and will post what I made. I am now headed back to work, so have a fantastic week.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Hi all,

hope you all had a great weekend. I had a relaxing, yet family style weekend. Being it was 3 days off made it great. I did go to a Stamp-A-Stack gathering for Stampin Up on Saturday and made 8 wonderful cards. I would have uploaded, but my Camera battery is dead, so I am charging now. So I am crossing my fingers that tonight I will be posting the pics.

I am enjoying learning more and more about making cards. It is a very hard concept for me as I am the person who needs to make 2 page 12x12 layouts to have room to create. LOL I really do love the papers from Stampin Up and the stamp sets are really cool. Especially the ones you can get free with a $50 purchase. I love being a Demonstator as I am only doing it at this time for the discount. Which I am offering a 10% product total discount off any order placed through me. Which means you get free shipping, plus if you spend $50 you get to pick something from the celebration Catalog. I love the Bliss stamp set a whole lot. I promise to post the pics this evening if I get home in time, if not 1st thing tomorrow.

If interested in ordering, do let me know. God bless you all and have a fantastic week.

Friday, February 18, 2011

15 Minute Layout

Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful week and that your weekend will be fantastic. LOL Mine will be, I have 3 days off. YEAH!!!

Anywho, my husband made me a challenge and I decided to take him up on it. He says that it takes me to long to create a layout. Well I said that isn't really true. Well he proceeded to tell me that he didn't believe that I could do a layout without taking a day or two to complete. Well I had some that were already designed, so I said yes I could . Well then he said "Ok, here are the rules." YIKES!!!

1) New Design
2) Use only Scraps
3) Base of Layout to be White
4) No Pattern Paper
5) NO CRICUT (unless the cut was something I had in scraps) This One is a Killer
6) No Punches, No Cuttlebug, or any other machine that makes a design OR STAMPS
7) Only Scissors, Glue, Stickles, Pens/Markers, Ink Pad
8) You have 2 hours.

Well I was really not happy with hubby at this time. So, I proceeded to look through my folder of scrap stickers for something Spring Like. Then grabbed 3 colors of scraps that I thought would look ok together. This was easier than I had thought, I had done that in only 2 minutes. Well this is what I did with the rest of the 13 minutes. LOL It isn't great, but I am proud, cause I did it in 15 minutes (well except for the dry time on the stickles, but didn't explain that to hubby) and even got in 2 Cricut cuts that were scraps as well (that is the only place were you will see Pattern Paper, but being it was made before, that didn't count). Sorry not to great of a picture, but my camera is acting really crazy.


Thank you for looking. God Bless you all.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Guest Designer Yesterday


I was Guest Designer yesterday over at "One by One the Flamingo's are Stealing my Sanity". Well today is another Guest Designer and more blog Candy, so be sure to hop on over there to get your chance at winning.

Here is my Card I submitted. The list of supplies are at the bottom of the post and the instructions are either before or after each pic.

These flower petals were direct stamped from ink pad to paper. The leaves were done using the 2 step stamping technique.  The light green was done with a second stamping of the image without re-inking the stamp. The dark green is from ink pad to paper.

The Bee was colored with markers in yellow and black, while the trail was done with a black pen.

Inked edges of the yellow textured cardstock as well as the saying punch in Dutch Blue ink.

Here is the Card in total

This flower also used the 2 step stamping and the stamping on scrap paper them to cardstock.

This flower also used the 2 step stamping and the stamping on scrap paper them to cardstock.

A2 Size Card

Card Base - Stampin Up - “Whisper White” 11 x 8 ½ scored at 4 ¼
Blue Base – Provo Craft 6x12 Stack 5 ¼ x 4
Yellow Textured Base – Unknown – used a scrap I had 5 ¼ x 4

Stamp Sets

Flowers Petals and Leaves – Stampin Up - “Build a Blossom”
Bee – Stampin Up – “Sweet Summer”
Saying – My Pink Stamper – “Family & Friends”


Corner & Border – Stampin Up – “Scallop Trim”
Saying – Stampin Up – “Decorative Label”
Petals & Leaves – Stampin Up – “Blossom Petals”

Blue – Close to My Heart – “Dutch Blue”
Green – Close to My Heart – “ Olive”
Yellow – Close to My Heart – “ Sunflower”


Black – Close to My Heart – Exclusive Inks – “Z2305 Black”
Yellow -  Stampin’ Up – Stampin’ Write – “Daffodil Delight”


Blue - Prima – Months of the Year – “July Larkspur”
Yellow – Prima – Months of the Year – “March Daffodil”


Blue – Memories – Mini Flowers
Yellow – Memories – Mini Flowers

Ribbon – Close to My Heart – “Dutch Blue” Gingham

Black Sakura Pen for the Bee’s trail.

 Thank you for commenting, I love hearing from you all.

Happy Mail

I truly love happy mail, as there is no better way to end a day than receiving packages. Well here is what I got last night.

Hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Guest Designer Today

Hi all,

Happy Valentines Day and wishing you a bright and beautiful time with you loved one. I just wanted to let you all know that I am Guest Designer today on One by One the Flamingo's are Stealing My Sanity. So hop on over and see my Birthday Card I created and comment to win some Blog Candy. Don't forget everyday this month is a day for blog candy giveaways, so you should hop over there everyday for your chance to win.


I finally finished my daughters class Valentines plus her teacher cards. I had to do 40 of them and 4 teacher cards and 1 hubby card. Well the worst was they were originally done Friday, but one of my fur babies decided they were for him and proceeded to destroy the whole bag of the treats and the 4 cards that I had made for her class. So I had to do something really quick. So I cut out everything for the 40 treats and the 5 cards that I needed to make. Well to let you know the electricity went out last night so I was not able to finish them. So up at 4am this morning to finish these treats and cards. The good thing is I did get them done by 8am so in plenty of time to get my little one to school without being late or without coming home and going back to the school later.

These are not what I had planned to have as treats, but in a crunch this is what I came up with thanks to Made by Momo:

This has a heart shaped lollipop inside with "Be Mine" on it in white.
The sizes and cuts are at the end of this post.

This is the card that I made for the Teachers and my Hubby and this is what I scraplifted from Made by Momo:

Treat Bag & Card Instrustions:

Tools Used:

Cricut Expression
Crop-A-Dial II
ATG Tape Runner
Martha Stewarts Score Board

Cartridges Used:

Accent Essentials
Groovy Times

Paper Used:

Black, White & Red - Close To My Heart
Pattern Paper - Provo Craft - Cricut 6x12 paper pack

Twine Used:

Hemp - Stampin Up

Ribbon Used:

Gingham - Close To My Heart - Cranberry

Stamp Used:

Bear Hugs - My Pink Stamper - More Punny-licious

Ink Used:

Eyes - Sakura Gelly Roll - White
Bear Hugs - Versa Magic Chalk Ink - Cloud White

Cuts Made:

Pagoda Cuts - Panda - 3"
Accent Essentials - Card Base - 5 3/4" (welded in Design Studio)
                           - Center of Card Base - 4 3/4" (any shifted Black Out Circle from AE will work)
Groovy Times - Heart - 1 1/2"

Pattern Paper Cuts for Treats:

Bottom Flap - 3 1/4" x 1 1/4"
Top Flap - 1 1/4" x 2"

Black Card Stock Cuts for Treats:

Treat Base - 11 1/2" x 2"
Scored at 5", 5 1/4", and 10 1/4"


Charms - Valentine Pops - Cherry Hearts


Scotch - Quick-Dry Adhesive
AGT 714 - 1/4" tape

Treat Bag: Fold at scored area's, then add your pattern paper. Make sure everything is lined up so all 3 folded pieced are tight and punch 2 holes, using your Crop-A-Dial,about 1/4" apart and in the middle of the top of the treat holder. These holes are for holding the lollipop in place with Twine/Hemp or Ribbon. Take one lollipop heart and run a little bit of ATG on the back. Press lollipop heart inside of treat holder. Fold up bottom flap, then top flap. Line up your holes and thread your Hemp/Twine/Ribbon through all 3 pieces you punched your holes through. Then thread through other hole and catching all three pieces. Then make a bow with your Hemp/Twine/Ribbon. After assembling your Panda and placing the heart in the middle of his hands, run 3 lines of ATG tape down the center and attach to the bottom of your treat holder. 

Card: Using the Design Studio use the Accnt31s (the shifted image on page 31) at 5 3/4 and weld 2 of them together only at 2 of the petals leaving a small diamond shape in the center of the part that is welding. Cut this out along with all the other pieces (the heart can be replaced with the Shifted Heart on page 36 of Accent Essentials Cart. I just liked the one on Groovy Times better.). Take the Card base and Score through the welded part to make the card. Attach the Circle to the Card Base in the center. Attached assembled Panda to the Circle leaving enough room on the bottom of the circle for the Sentiment (I placed Sentiment before attaching my Panda). After placing your Sentiment and the Panda, at the top of the Circle punch 2 holes approximately 1" apart using the Crop-A-Dial II (make sure that you are only punching the front of the Card. Thread your Ribbon through and make a bow.

Hope you enjoyed my projects and don't forget to hop over to to see my Guest Designer project.

Thank you and have a blessed day.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Monthly Blog Hops

Hi everyone,

Thought I would let you know that I will be having a monthly blog hop. I have some wonderfully talented women, who will inspire you to craft up a storm. So be sure to mark your calendars and hop for inspiration. I will be offering Blog Candy on each of my hops, there will be 2 days of each of these hops. I will be creating one project for each of the days of the hop. Not everyone will be, but some others in the hops will be. I will mark each of those participants links so you will know who to visit again on Sunday.

Here is the list of the Dates and Themes of the rest of the Years Blog Hops:

March 5th and 6th "It's All About the Green" (which is Eco Friendly or St. Patty's Theme)

April 2nd and 3rd "April Showers" (Beginning of Spring, Planting a Garden, Winter is ending, etc. themes)

May 7th and 8th "Flowers, Flowers Everywhere" (Spring is in full bloom, My Garden Blooms, etc. themes)

June 4th & 5th "Schools Out for Summer" (Last Day of School, School Day Farwells, Summer begins, etc. themes)

July 9th & 10th "Summer Fun" (Summer is in Full Swing, Swimming, Picnicing, Biking, etc. themes)

August 13th & 14th "It's the Start of School" (1st Day of School, Bussing it to School, etc. themes)

September 10th & 11th "Fall is Here" (Apple Picking, Changing Colors, Beginnings of Autumn, etc. themes)

October 15th & 16th "Halloween Fun" (Any thing that is Halloween related)

November 19th & 20th "Give Thanks"(Things I am Thankful for, Thanksgiving Dinner, Family Times, etc. themes)

December 10th & 11th "Winter Holiday" (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzzaa, Under the Tree, Opening Gifts, etc. themes)

Hope to see you at all of these wonderful hops. We all are going to try an inspire you to new levels for your crafting pleasures.

Thank you and look forward to hereing from you all.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Blog Hop Blog Candy Winner

Ok, yes I am late getting this blog candy notice out. I have been swamped with work, home, family, friends, and Design Team posting. You have to pop over to Karels blog to join in some Birthday Fun and blog candy everyday.  She is a very sweet, warm hearted and talented lady who I am proud to call my friend. So click the picture and see the wonderful project and to try your chance at some great blog candy daily. One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity

Alright you all are in a hurry, I know. So here is the number drew from 97 post on Saturday and 87 on Sunday for a total of 184 post.  Here is what Randy gave me.

True Random Number Generator

Min:       001

Max:      184

Result:      81


Powered by RANDOM.ORG

The winner is #81!!!!

That person will get to pick 1 of the cartridges out of the 5 cartridges I have available.


Ok, I know you all are like will this crazy lady just get to it.


Penny said...

I am really into doing layouts this year. Love the inspiration from this one.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

February 6, 2011 1:17 PM

Thank you all so very much for your wonderful comments. I truly do love reading them.

Bless you all and have a fantastic week.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sports Mania Blog Hop

Welcome to the start of the "Sports Mania" Blog Hop. There are 15 total blogs with spectacular Sports themed projects to help you pass this Super Bowl Sunday. Please make sure you hop on to each of their blogs to be inspired by their creations. If you get lost, you can come back here to get the blog address of the next person to continue on your creative journey. My links are not working, I have an email into the blogger tech people, but it may take a while.  So please just copy and paste the blogs address in your link line and continue on your journey. Sorry for the inconvienence. The list is at the end of this post.

Blog Candy:

I am offering a brand new in package Cricut Cartridge that the winner will choose from. Here is the list of the selection the winner will chose from:

1) Wall Decor & More
2) Preserves
3) Sentimental
4) Simply Charmed
5) Toy Story

To be able to win this is what you need to do:

1) Become a follower if you are not already one.
2) Leave a comment on todays "Sports Mania" post or yesterdays "Think Spring" post. If you leave a post on both that will give you 2 chances at winning.

The winner will be choosen using Please leave a way for me to get ahold of you just in case you are the lucky winner.

My Project: 

"Kick This"
Soccer/Futball Layout

My son in his younger days play Futball/Soccer with the AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization). Well I decide this was a good one to do a project on. I had to redo this cause my son said the one I was originally making didn't look boyish enough. So he proceeded to pick the papers that I used in the double page layout. Not that happy with his choice of backgrounds, but he wanted something really grungy.

Page 1

Page 2

Title raised with Pop Dots

Player and ball both raised using Pop Dots

Frames were cut with words welded using Design Studio


Pattern Paper - Kaiser Craft - Grunge collection - "Rebel"
Cardstock - Green - Provo Craft - 12x24 Basic Brights
Cardstock - White & Black - Close To My Heart
Cardstock - Yellow - From stash, unknown Manufactor
Gel Pen - White - Sakura - Gelly Roll Fine
Ink - Versa Magic - Chalk Ink - Jumbo Java
Machine - Provo Craft - Cricut Expression
Cartridges - Provo Craft - Cricut Sports Mania and Cricut Soccer
Cuts - Sports Mania Cartridge
Title - "Kick This" size is 6.5 wide by 4.0 high
Ball - size 3.0 wide by 3.25 high
Player - size 4.25 wide by 4.5 high
Cuts - Soccer Cartridge
Flags - size 1.25 wide by 2.5 high
Nets - size 4.25 wide by 3.0 high
Frame - "Goalie" size 4.5 wide by 6.5 high
Frame - "Team" size 4.5 wide by 6.75 high
Field - size 10.5 wide by 18.0 high (using a 12x24 Cricut Cutting Mat)
Glues - ATG tape runner
            Pop Dots
            Zip Dry

This project was designed using the Design Studio software by Provo Craft. The sizes listed are the approximation of what they would be if cut with just the dial size on your machine. The field cut was cut on the Expression to be able to use the 12x24 mat. The white detail on the field cut was done using the white gell pen. Each of the white cut were inked on the edges and just a bit on the rest. The frames were cut using the weld feature to put the words "Team" and "Goalie" on them. The letters were at .5 inches in height.


1) Creations with Kathryn – You are here.

2) TX Scrapper Mom -

3) Tina Time -

4) Dee's Special Things -

5) So Many Crafts, So Little Time –

6) Crafty Scentiments –

7) Believe, Dream, Create –

8) Life on the Bright Side –

9) Fairy Craft Mama –

10) Beyond Scrapin –

11) Scrappin at McCalley House –

12) VinDeeLoo's This 'n That –

13) Roxy Bonds - Scrappin –

14) Peanuts and Pepper Paper Crafting –

15) LuvToScrap –

Thank you for coming along and hopping with us. May God Bless you all.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Think Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to the start of the "Think Spring" Blog Hop. There are 21 very wonderful blogs to visit, they are have wonderfully stunning project to inspire you in your creativity. Please make sure that you hop on over to all of them. If you should get lost there will be a link to all of them at the bottom of this post so you can continue on with your creative journey.

Blog Candy:
Some of the blogs will be offering blog candy as well as myself. I am offering a Cricut Cartridge that the winner will be able to choose from the following which she/he would like.

1) Wall Decor and More
2) Sentimental
3) Simply Charmed
4) Preserves
5) Toy Story

To win you must do 2 things:

1) Leave a comment on todays post or tomorrows "Sports Mania" Blog Hop post. Leave a comment on each and double your chances on winning.
2) Become a follower or already be a follower.

The winner will be drawn using Please make sure you leave a way for me to get a hold of you just in case you are the lucky winner.

Ok, here we go with the first of your inspirations:

"Spring Blossoms"

Well as you can see I went Flower Crazy. LOL The Description follows the pictures.

Page 1

Page 2

Page 1 Title

Flower 1

Prima Flowers

Flower 2

Flowers 3, 4, and 5


Pattern paper is by My Minds Eye from there Laundry Line collection. This piece is the Afternoon Plaid.
Colored Cardstock is from my stash and not sure of the manufacture.
Stamped Cardstock is Stampin Up's Whisper White.
Ink's are Close To My Hearts Hollyhock and Sunflower.
Stamp Set is from Stampin Up and called "Build a Blossom".
Punch for flowers is from Stampin Up and called "Blossom Petals".
Punch for frame borders is from Martha Stewart, not sure of the name.
Prima flowers were from my stash.
Green Ric Rak is also from my stash.
Pearls designs are from Want 2 Scrap "Say it with Pearls" collection.
Small Pearls are also from Want 2 Scrap "Say it with Baby Bling" collection.
Glitter was "Star Dust" and "Yellow" by Ranger.
Title was cut using "A Childs Year" Cricut cartridge by Provo craft cut at 1 1/2" and welded in Design Studio software by Provo Craft.

List of Participants:

Thank you everyone and may your days be blessed.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I finally have a Blinkie

Ok, my kids are making fun of me and tell me that it is a Widget. Well whatever, I am so pleased to have one that it isn't even funny. Thanks to Patti Lil' Bit Creations, she was such a sweet heart and even made it with my favorite colors ~Violet~.

Is this not the prettiest!!!! Thank you so very much Patti and really am very pleased. Now everyone can come and grab my blinkie. YEAH!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

2011 Stylish Blogger Award

Wow, I really am feeling blessed. Ola from Zloe Crafting has given me the "2011 Stylish Blogger Award"! I feel so honored to be given such an award. Thank you Ola so much for thinking of me when giving this award.

I have been blogging for about 2 years now, but just recently started to make goals with my blogging to show off my paper creations. I have been Scrapbooking for well over 20 years and love it!!! I do make some cards, but it is very hard for me to create in such a small space.
Upon receiving this award I must thank 1) the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog, 2) share 8 things about myself, 3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered,
and 4) leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

This is really very hard as there are just so many fantastic and wonderful people out there who do deserve this award  and I must only choose 8.
Picks for the 2011 Stylish Blogger Award:

Fairy Craft Mama
Java Jen Creations
Scrappy Craft Corner
The Crafty Creation Spot
VinDeeLoo's This 'n That
Life on the Bright Side
TX Scrapper Mom
Peanuts & Peppers Paper Crafting

Please if you would take some time out and go visit these extremely talented people!

Ok, 8 things about myself:

1. I love to be in the mountains especially in Yosemite National Park
2. My favorite color, well family of colors would be Violet
3. My favorite thing to do is to curl up in my comfy chair with a fire blazing in the fireplace and read a good book.
4. My favorite foods would have to be Fried Okra or Okra and Tomatoes. (only my grandfather cooked them right)
5. I have over 200 Cricut Cartridges and still going.
6. My favorite time of the year is Autumn/Fall. I love the colors of the season.
7. I am an extremely organized person in my craft room. (not so much in the kitchen lol)
8. I am very blessed with so many people I have met via my blog and the Cricut Message board.
Thank you so very much Ola for this wonderful award. God bless you and yours!

"Think Spring" & "Sports Mania" Blog Hops This Weekend

Hi all,

This is just a quick reminder not to forget to come hop by here on Saturday, Feb. 5th for the "Think Spring Blog Hop and on Sunday, Feb. 6th for the "Sports Mania" Blog Hop.

3) Dee's Special Things
4) Paper Crafting Chic
5) All Things Crafty
6) Tina Time
7) So Many Crafts, So Little Time
8) Crafty Baskets
9) Java Jen Creations
10) Stephanie's Scraping/Stamping/Cardmaking Site
11) CraftyCreations - The Crafty Creation Spot
12) Jennifer Hawkins2 - Confessions of a Scrapaholic
13) Laura Mason - Scrappy Craft Corner
14) Scrappy Jess - Scrappy Jess
15) TX Scrapper Mom - TX Scrapper Mom
16) Kreimers - My Fantabulous Life
17) SoonerMT - Paper Renee
18) ToniBaczek - Happy Scrapper
19) Croppin Momma - Croppin Momma Designs
20) arahbeth - Scrapbooking with Sarah
21) Nicolette Simpson - Beyond Scrapin

Here is a list of the participants in the "Sports Mania" Blog Hop with their links:

1) Creations with Kathryn –
2) TX Scrapper Mom -
3) Tina Time -
4) Dee's Special Things -
5) So Many Crafts, So Little Time –
6) Crafty Scentiments –
7) Believe, Dream, Create –
8) Life on the Bright Side –
9)  Fairy Craft Mama –
10) Beyond Scrapin –
11) Scrappin at McCalley House –
12) VinDeeLoo's This 'n That –
13) RoxyBonds - Scrappin –
14) Peanuts & Pepper Paper Crafting –
15) LuvToScrap –
Hope to see you all here as I will have a brand new in package Cricut Cartridge that the winner will be able to choose from. All that you will need to do is be a follower, leave a comment on both Saturday, Feb. 5th and Sunday, Feb. 6th blog hop post. The winner will be drawn on Monday, Feb. 7th. 
The Cricut Cartridges that are available to choose from are as follows:
Simply Charmed
Toy Story
Wall Decor and More
These are all full Cartridges in their packages with their reward points in them.
Looking forward to seeing you all here on Saturday and Sunday. Have a blessed week.