Friday, April 29, 2011

Mom's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to Nicolette's "Mom's Day Blog Hop". If you came here by chance, please make sure to hop over to Beyond Scrapin blog to begin at the start of this hop. There are a lot of talented blogs to hop onto, so please join this hop. If you have come from Leslierahye blog then you are progressing right along with this hop.

My project has not been titled as I am still choosing pictures of my Mother that I am going to use. So I haven't really picked a titled because it will depend upon the pics. Well here we go.

This is not my normal 2 page layout, as there are no Cricut cuts at all.

The 2 journaling tags will be where I place the title. I will be using my handwriting for this as these pictures I am choosing from are very old pictures of my mother.

The little journaling tag here will be for the date that the pictures were taken.

Products Used:


Background Paper - Basic Grey - Wisteria - Pond
The Trim Background - Basic Grey - Wisteria - Cornflower
Picture Mats - Basic Grey - Wisteria - Sundail


Basic Grey - Wisteria - Chipboard Stickers
Basic Grey - Wisteria - Element Stickers

I might add some brads to it, but I am looking for special brads.

Hope you enjoyed my project and truly enjoy all of your comments. Please make sure you continue on your journey of the "Mom's Day Blog hop" by hopping over to Addicted to Scrapbooking!!!

Thank you fro stopping by and enjoy the rest of your hop.

Monday, April 25, 2011

A Thing of Beauty

Hey, hey, I got another blog award thanks to Tracy at Adventures in Crafting. Please make sure you hop over to her blog and get inspired.

Ok, I am to tell you 5 thing about myself, this includes why I like crafting. I also need to give this award to 5 other blogs.

5 Things About Myself:

1) I love crafting because it is away to express myself and my creative side.
2) I am turning 48 years old this year and proud of it.
3) I have 2 fur babies (a 15 year old Tabby and a 3 1/2 year old Mini Longhairded Dachshund) and they are as important to me as are my 3 children.
4) I have been happily with my soul mate for over 25 wonderful years.
5) I dream of being able to have more time to scrap.

5 People I am passing this on to:

1) Karel at One by One the Flamingo's are Stealing my Sanity
2) Leah at Leah's Card Designs
3) Lissa at So Many Crafts So Little Time
4) Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin
5) Michelle at Peanut Butter & Jelly Designs by Michelle

Thank you all of you for your support and please hop over to each of these special blogs.

Blessings to you all,


Friday, April 22, 2011

Toadally Frogs Blog Hop

Hi all, hope that you all are well and having a fantastic Good Friday. If you are here for the Toadally Frog Blog by Karel at One by One the Flamingo's are Stealing my Sanity, then you are on the right hop. You should have gotten here from Rebecca at Creations With Becka, if not please make sure that you go and start at One by One the Flamingo's are Stealing my Sanity.

Well here is my project for this hop:

My project is a 12x12 Layout called Toadally Frogtastic.

Linked the little frogs using my Design Studio.

I also welded the letters together to make the title in 2 different colors to make a shadow.

Cartridges Used:

George and Basic Shapes

Papers Used:

CTMH - Key Lime
CTMH - Clover

Cut Sizes:

Title - 1" Shifted and Welded in Design Studio
Border - 1" Frog "Layer 1", Welded in Design Studio
Photo Mats - Clover color Large Mat 7.5" x 5.5"
                      Key Lime color Small Mat 7.25" x 5.25"

Hope you enjoyed my project. Your next blog is at The Cricut Diaries. Thank you and enjoy your hopping and God Bless you all for this Easter.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

April Showers 2 Page LO

Hi everyone,

This is a layout I had planned to use on the Sunday of the April Showers Blog Hop. Hope that you like this layout.

Cartridges Used:

April Showers



Title - "April Showers Brings May Flowers" - 2"


Owl - 3"
Deer - 4"
Tulips - 3"

April Showers:

Trees - 9", 8", 7" and 6"
Clouds - 3.5"
Worm - 2.5"
Squirels - 3"


Dream Street Papers:
   Angel Heart - Angel Night
   Nature's Poetry - Petal By Petal
   Mairzy Doats - Novelty

All of the scraps from my stash. I am trying to clean out 3 full file draws full of scraps. This is my year to use as many of my current supplies, I am trying very hard not to buy anything except for glue that I need to make the stuff I create.

Hope you enjoyed. God bless.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Winner of "April Shower Blog Hop"

Hello and a wonderful Monday to you all. I had major internet problems yesterday due to wind and a tree that we will need to remove very soon here. After spending most of my day writing names on small pieces of paper, then folding them up, well my Darling Daughter came home and picked a name. Now I will tell you it took her forever to do this. She shook the bag at least for 5 minutes, then put her hand in the bag and stirred the pieces of fold paper for another 5 minutes. LOL, she wanted to make sure that whoever won got it because that was what was suppose to happen if all the name were mixed up really good. Well she did finally pull a name out of the bag.

Oh, just a quick note tried to get the layout I made for yesterdays blog hop from my friend and found out she left it in Tahoe at her Mom and Dad's Cottage house. So I have to wait till they go up next weekend to finishes cleaning up the place from the last huge storm we had. So it will be another week, she said if hubby gets off one day this week they will be going up that day and come back that night, so I am crossing my fingers. She took it to Tahoe to work on filling her album while hubby was cleaning off the snow and ice of the cottage roof. Boy, if that was my hubby, I would have to be out there with him cleaning the roof.  I need her to have her husband train mine. LOL

Anywho, back to the winner of the "Handyman" Cricut Lite Cartridge:

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Thank you for more ideas for using nothing but scraps! Something most of us could do if we would try harder!

Congrats Marianne on winning the cartridge. I will get a hold of you later tonight via email to get you addy to send this on to you.

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments, I really love reading them all. Someone asked what a Trinchie and Twinchie was and they are like inchies, but a Twinchie is 2" x 2" and a Trinchie is 3" x 3".

God bless and hope you all are finally getting that Spring weather we all have been praying for.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 2 of April Showers Blog Hop

Welcome to day 2 of the April Showers Blog Hop. Sorry my post is late, but my post for today vanished when I tried to update the links. So all my work disappeared, but the worst was my beautiful layout is gone. I didn't save it to my computer due to thinking it was on my blog so I don't need to save anymore. So I am putting up some more cards that I had made last week using only scrap supplies and papers.

There are several of us in this hop that have made different projects for day 2 of this hop so please do go through and view them all. There is a list at the bottom of this post with all the blog that participated in this hop. These are some very talented women on these blogs and I think you will agree that they all have done a Wonderful job.

Well on to my back up projects. I will go back and get the layout from my friend and take more pics so I can post here, I was really proud of this one. Any who on to my cards:

This 1st one is useing a Trinchie from a swap I was in with some CTMH piece of ribbon I had left from years ago. I also got lucky and found 3 yellow flower brads, one of them is not the exact same color, but close. Only scrap paper was used, even for the base of the card.

This 2nd card is using a Trinchie from a swap with some yellow CTMH scrap ribbon and some black ribbon scrap from another swap I was in. The 2 flower brads are also left overs from another project and I only had 2 that matched. The stamps "Peace, Love, Forever" are from the Pink Stampers set "Friends and Family" set. Only scrap paper was used, even for the base of the card.

This last card is using a set of Trinchies and several layers of scrap papers. The trim are very small pieces I had left over (I don't throw anything away that is 2 inches or bigger. I used the SU punch on the edge, but it is bearly visable in the picture. There is one white button and 2 black dew drops on the pot of the bottom Trinchie. The base of the card is the only piece of paper that wasn't from my scrap pile.

I do have something sweet to give away. I have a new Cricut Lite Handyman Cartridge which will be drawn on Monday evening by my little one. You will get 2 chances to win if you commented on both todays and yesterday post. You also need to be a follower, so please leave a way for me to contact you. Now on to One by One the Flamingo's are Stealing My Sanity

Blog Hop List

Creations with Kathryn
One by One the Flamingo's are Stealing my Sanity
Crafty Scentiments

Beyond Scrapin
Tina Time
Roxybonds Scrappin
Cricut Confessions
A Scrappin Time
Makin Pretty Things
Love Scrap Reflect
Scrapbook Flair
Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs
Leah's Card Designs
Disney Dreamer Designs
Scrappin at the McCalley House
Cricuting with Lisa
Confessions of a Scrapaholic.
That'z Uneek
Vin Dee Loo's This 'n That

 Thank you all for joining in on the hop. I hope that you will stop back by on Monday evening to see my Cricut 2 page Layout that was suppose to be up today.

God bless you all.

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Showers Blog Hop

Welcome to the April Showers Blog Hop and I hope that you have a wonderful and creative adventure with all the Talent and Creative blogs that you will be hopping on to. Some of us are going to be posting one post today and one tomorrow, so please be sure to hop over tomorrow. I have a very special project for tomorrow and the Cricut Cartridge Lite HANDYMAN as blog candy for all who leave me a comment tomorrow, and if you leave a comment today as well, I will give you an extra chance to win. My little one will be drawing the winner on Monday evening, this way it will be easier to give that extra chance for those of you who comment on both post.

Well todays project is very green in that I made all 3 of these cards using only scraps and old supplies that I had on hand. Card one was made especailly for this hop. The other 2 are cards that I made right after the one for this hop. I have to admit, I enjoyed using things that I didn't know what I was going to do with. Well enough of me, here is my project and the extras:

This is an A2 card. This is an ATC from a swap I was in back about 2 years ago. Not sure of the maker, but it is one that I really liked. The punch is by Stampin Up.  Not sure of the cardstock due to all of it being from my scratch pile.

This is an A2 card with another of the ATC's I received from a swap. Also not sure what cuttlebug folders that were used as they were also from a swap that I was in. The stamped green card stock is also from my scratch pile.

This is a business size card that used a Stampin Up Border Punch and 3 Twinchies. Again I used only scratch pile stuff.

Hope you enjoy the hop and don't forget to come back tomorrow.

Creations with Kathryn
One by One the Flamingos are Stealing My Sanity Your next stop
Crafty Scentiments
Beyond Scrapin
Tina Time
Roxy Bonds Scrappin
Cricut Confessions
A Scrappin Time
Makin Pretty Things
Love Scrap Reflect
Scrappin Lil Turtle
Scrapbook Flair
Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs By Michelle
Leahs Card Designs
Disney Dreamer Designs
Scrappin at the McCalley House
Cricuting With Lisa
Scrapaholic Jen
That'z Uneek
VinDeeLoo's This 'n That

Thank you and God Bless you all.