Sunday, August 21, 2011

1000 sheets for thousand sheets giveaway


If looking for the "Hawaii Themed Blog Hop" click here.
Here is one of the greatest blog candy giveaways ever!!!  by A Thousand Sheets of Paper's Blog. Here is the post, make sure you click the link and follow the directions.
The Exact post from "A thousand Sheets of Paper Blog":
1000 sheets for A thousand sheets... again!
Today is a very special day here at the A thousand sheets of paper blog. :)

Remember last year when I kept track of how many different sheets of paper I cut into as I crafted, then celebrated reaching 1000 sheets along with my blog-o-versary with some super special candy? Well... I did it again and this year not only did I miss my July 16th blog-o-versary date, it also took me a couple weeks longer to reach the 1000 sheet milestone. What can I say? I must have been playing more with scraps. ;)
But we are here now and I am so excited to share my paper crafting craziness with all of you for a second year in a row, LOL!


Because I'm in the mood to celebrate (and clear out some paper) I've got A THOUSAND 6x6 sheets of paper that I'm giving away! Wanna see what 1000 sheets of paper looks like? Take a look-see...
That's a lot of paper, huh? Perhaps just a bit much to send all to one person, so I'm breaking it apart into five candies of 200 sheets each. And the fun doesn't stop there! I couldn't celebrate another wonderful, exciting, fantabulous and simply amazing year of stamping and blogging without throwing some stamps into the mix as well! So I have collected stamps from some of my most favorite companies into one MEGA CANDY!
Wanna know what all is included? There is:

  • Tickled Pink Lil Steampunk Lilith and others
  • Kraftin Kimmie Clarabelle, sentiments and others
  • The Emerald Fairies Larakins
  • Some Odd Girl Balloon Kaylee and Mooey
  • My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Book in Hand
  • The Craft's Meow Frieda stamps
  • Stamping Bella Arthur and Annie
  • Unity/Bella Blvd house
  • The Greeting Farm Wild Sprouts that I designed (Stella, Ruby, Chelsea and Gigi)
  • CC Designs Birthday Gretel
  • and a Sweet November stamp from each release of this past year (Raspberry Flitter Friend, Briar and Sonata, Princess Isadora, Splash and Wave, Penelope and Juniper, Gemini, Darby and Dazzle, Milk and Cookies Christmas boy, Neva snowflake fairy, Fairwee Josie, jar and sentiments)
Wondering what you need to do for a chance to win all of these plus some yummy paper? Well, because this is pretty big and I'm pretty excited about it, I really want to spread the word sooooo... in order to be eligible to win the grand prize you have to post about the 1000 sheets blog candy on your own blog (feel free to right click and use the paper photo above), linking directly back to this post. Once you've done that, just leave a comment here and you will be entered... easy peasy! Like always, I will ship anywhere so all are welcome to play! :)

I will leave this candy open through Friday, September 23rd then random generator will pick a winner and I will announce on Saturday, September 24th.
Don't have a blog? Not to worry, there is still a chance to win a little somethin' somethin', check it out... one random commenter (blog or not) will win 200 6x6 sheets of paper and Sweet November Fairwee Emaline.One random commenter (blog or not) will win 200 6x6 sheets of paper and Sweet November Blackberry Flitter Friend.
One random commenter (blog or not) will win 200 6x6 sheets of paper and Sweet November Princess Ilyse.
And finally one random commenter (blog or not) will win 200 sheets of paper and Sweet November and Sandy Breakwater with Mama Crabby.
Whew! That's it, that's all I've got, except for a big giant... THANK YOU soooooo much for joining me on a second year of blogging and crafting fun! You all truly delight and inspire me each and every day and I LOVE being a part of that creative exchange... stampers ROCK!
Big hugs and smooches to you all and good luck! :)


Ok, now head on over to A Thousand Sheets of Paper

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hawaii Themed Blog Hop Day 2

Well happy Sunday. Welcome to Day 2 of the Hawaii Themed Blog Hop hosted by Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin. You should have arrived here from Anita's Blog, if not be sure to hop over to Nicolette's at Beyond Scrapin to start your journey.

Hawain Altered Clorox Wipe Container:


This is an empty Clorox Wipe container that I have made into a Pencil/Pen holder for my little one.

The Hula Girl was from Paper Doll Cricut Cartridge cut at 4". I inked the hair, lei, and grass skirt.


The flowers are Prima, but I mixed and matched to get the colors I wanted. Used a copper colored brad to pull them together.

I cut a 2 3/4 inch circle with a 2 1/4 circle layer for the top of the lid. Then used a 3D sticky dot to attach the Prima.

The Clorox Wipe holder part inside the container I removed with a craft knife to make it easier to place pencils and pen into container. The paper used is by BoBunny's Mango Luau Dude (the striped paper) and Mango Luau (the brown with orange flowers).

Hope you enjoyed my Altered Clorox Wipe Container project. Thank you for hopping on to my blog, and I always love to read all of your comments. So please continue on the hop by going on over to Haidee's blog to continue your Hawain journey.

May your Sunnday be blessed and full peace and love.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Hawaii Theme Blog hop August 20th and 21st

Well hello to you all, hope your week was a pleasant one. Welcome the Day 1 of the Hawaii Theme Blog Hop, hosted by Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin. You should have arrived here from Anita's Blog, if not be sure to hop over to Nicolette's at Beyond Scrapin to start your journey.

I had originally made a beautiful 2 page 8x8 layout for this hop. Well my dog has some real odd taste buds and loves the taste of stickles. I forgot to close the door to my craftroom last night and well my fur baby decided to eat my layouts. So this is what I have put together out of what I could salvage and some of my stash items that I have been holding on to. It isn't really the way I want it, but it is ok. I will have to mess with it over the next couple of days to see if I need to add or rearrange the items some. Well enough about the drama of my crafting world. My family is home and safe, we are all breathing. So with the Grace of God I am very thankful.

In the Islands - Aloha layout:


Yes, it is a very simple layout, but it will be the one that will have a picture of my family and I with the Lei's around our necks. The first picture we will take when we get to Hawaii.


This is a License Tag from a swap I was in back in 2005. This is the main piece I saved from the 2 page layout my dog chewed up. I loved the Flamingo dancing with a Hula Skirt. It is so Hawain to me.


The Flops are from my stash and I added some pen marks with a white gel pen. I believe the cut is from "Life's a Beach" Cricut Cartridge.


My little one decided that we needed to say something that would make it Hawaii and not some other islands. So she wrote on the Sun "Aloha" in black gel pen. I added white gel pen marks to have it stand out more on the page. This cut was also from my stash, but can't for the life of me remember which cartridge it was cut from.


The Palm Tree is from the "Life's a Beach" Cricut Cartridge. I added some white gel pen marks just to add something to make it stand out more. This was also in my stash of cuts (I have 14 of these 11 x 8 1/2 inch accordian file folders full of different cuts and swap items that I have yet to use. I am trying to cut that down at least by one folder by the end of this year.)


These are some fantastic Inchies that I swapped in an Inchie swap about 2 years ago. I just love them with all their little details. The Surf Board is so cool.


These are some more of those Inchies that I got in the same swap. The Flip Flop are pop dotted off the inchies and they are so cute.


This is my favorite Inchie! The Palm Tree is a die cut and the Green layer is also a die cut. The Palm is only about 1/2 inch in size. It is really one of the best. I wish the picture was better, but my I don't have the right lens for close-ups.

Well I hope you enjoyed my quick and very Eco Friendly/Green layout. Thank you for hopping over to my blog. I love to read all of your comments. So please continue on the hop by going on over to Haidee's blog to continue your Hawain journey.

May your weekend be blessed and full of nothing but joy and happiness.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Update and information

Hi all, hope your week is going well. Mine is getting better finally, my son will be coming home tomorrow from the hospital. These past several weeks have been really very hard to deal with. I am not saying it is going to be easier when he comes home, if fact it will be harder, but he will be home and that to me is the most important thing to me. Also one of my family members is going in to surgery on Friday morning, so one more thing on my plate. I have been so very stressed that someone very sweet is letting go out on Saturday to relax and try to unwind a bit. I don't want to really go anywhere, but I know that I really need to get away and try to relax. Hopefully I will be able to come home Saturday and not be so up tight and stressed.


On a brighter side, this weekend I am participating in the Hawaii Themed Blog Hop hosted by Nicolette at Beyond Scrappin. So be sure to hop over and see all the wonderful projects that will be presented on so many wonderful blogs. I look forward to getting all of your comments.

God bless you and keep you all.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Winner of blog candy

Hi all, things are getting better alittle bit everyday. My son hopefully will be coming home from the hospital soon.

Well on to the winner of this weekends blog hop candy is:
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Bloggerjoydee1963 said...



Great school lo.I love all the details,The book is really,I am a follower.

August 14, 2011 4:33 AM


Thank you all for hopping on this weekends hop and hope to see you next month on the "Autum is Here Blog Hop" September 10th & 11th. I look forward to seeing you there.



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A shout out to Zeni

A fine hello to you all out there. Hipe you all had a wonderful weekend. Today I send a shout out thank you to Zeni at Scrappy Zeni. I was a guest on her blog on August 6th while she was on vacation. Well I owe her an appology for not having my post up here on my site. Well unfortunatly some really bad thing have happened in the last couple of weeks with one of my children. I totally forgot about this post plus others that I was doing. So I am posting this now to show the project that I made and to say you really need to head over to Zeni blog and see some of her fantastic projects.

Here is my project that Zeni posted on August 6th. This project was a gift for a very good friend of mine who is a teacher. Her friends and I call her the Post-It Queen, cause everything has a some kind of Post-It note.




The project I created is a Post-It Holder Book. I used only scraps of papers that I had in my scrap bind. The stamps I used are from Stampin Up (Awash with Flowers and Friends 24-7). The images are colored using Prisma Color Pencils and paint thinner to blend the color. I inked the edge with Stampin Up - Pumpkin Pie ink. The inside has a pocket with a note card inside to write on. The Book holds the regular size Post-Its and the 1/2 size Post-Its. The book also has a Pen holder to hold a standard Bic Pen. The 2 books vary in size, due to one holding 2 regular Post-It Note Pads and 2 of the 1/2 size ones.

I learned how to make this from YouTube video from ChicnScratch. You can look it up under Post It Note Organizer.
Again a sincere apology to Zeni for not getting this up on August 6th. So please be sure to head over to Zeni's blog and take a look at all the great work she does.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Day 2 - Beginning of School Blog Hop

Happy Sunday all, hope you are enjoying your weekend. This is Day 2 of the hop, and hope that you got to see all the creative talent of the ladies participating in this hop yesterday. You will be inspired and see the crafting talent of all these wonderful women.

I will be giving away a blog candy at the end of this 2 day hop. The blog candy will be 2 Copic Sketch markers (YR02 & Yr04), Maya Mist ( Butternut Squash Orange & Earl Gray), and Stampin' Up-Decor Element (Songbird Tile Chocolate small).

To be in the drawing for this blog candy:

1) Be a follower of my blog
2) Comment on my posts. You will get an extra chance if you comment on both days.
3) Come back on Monday night to find out if you are the winner.
4) If you are the winner, leave me away to get a hold of you.

Ok on with Day 2 project:

School Days Layout:



This 2 page layout I made for my daughter for her new class I made 2 blue Journal Boxes to use a white gel pen with. The yellow boxes are for photos (one for her 1st school photo and one for her second school photo, also one for her class photo and another for her and her friends)


Page 1 is for her 1st and 2nd school picture.


Page 2 is for her class photo, journaling boxes, and a photo of her friends and her.


This large apple is cut from one of the Cricut Cartridges, but not sure which one. Everything on this layout was from my stash of extra die cuts and things I got in swaps. White gel pen was used to make the highlite.


The small apples are inchies I made for a swap and had tons left over.


This is one of the Paperkins Doll from back in 2002, that I was going to use on another layout back then, but didn't. Highlited the doll with black and white gel pens. Also with white gel pen wrote Back to Class on the black board and the whit on the apple.


This Globe was part of the Paperkins Doll kit. Used a black gel pen to highlite certian area's around areas.


This is one of the stamped items I received from a school swap I was in.


The title was part of a School swap I was in. I had 2 extra left and desided I was design around this. I used stickels to make the stars stand out. The background paper is from Leaving Prints.

Well hope you liked my layout and love to hear all of your comments. Please be sure to head on over to the next blogger on the list.

Thank you for your comments and enjoy the rest of the hop.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 1 - Beginning of School Blog Hop

Hi all, sorry I have been MIA lately. I have been dealing with some real family emergencies of late.  Everything is going to get better cause I believe in my faith and I know that it will all work out. Plus He will never put more on my plate than I can handle, this I know.

Well on with the 2 day hop. There are some wonderfully talented women you will be meet as you hop through the line-up of blogs. You will be inspired and see the crafting talent of all these wonderful women.

I will be giving away a blog candy at the end of this 2 day hop.  The blog candy will be 2 Copic Sketch markers (YR02 & Yr04), Maya Mist ( Butternut Squash Orange & Earl Gray), and Stampin' Up-Decor Element (Songbird Tile Chocolate small).

To be in the drawing for this blog candy:

1) Be a follower of my blog
2) Comment on my posts. You will get an extra chance if you comment on both days.
3) Come back on Monday night to find out if you are the winner.
4) If you are the winner, leave me away to get a hold of you.

Ok on with Day 1 project:

School Layout:


The background paper is from Stampin' Up (crumb cake), the rest of the papers are from my scrap stash.


Page 1 everything is handmade, except for the Title. Not sure where I got the title from, it wasn't in any packaging. The stickers are from my stash of very old stuff.


Page 2 everything here was handmade, except for the sticker and buttons.


This is a journaling book or extra photo book that I made from one I saw somewhere. Wish I could give credit to whom I got the idea from.


This is the first page of the inside of the journaling book or photo book.


This is the second page of the inside of the journaling book and photo book. I love these little tabs that I got in a die cut swap.


The file folder opens ups for more journaling. The small apples on the pages are inchies that I made and didn't end up using them. The larger apple is also a die cut from a die cut swap.

Well I hope you enjoyed my project and I love to hear any comments you might have.

Now on to the rest of the blogs. If you get lost you can always come back here and pick up the place you last were at.

BLOG HOP LIST:

Kathryn - YOU ARE HERE
http://www.creationswithkathry​n.com/
Jessica - GO HERE NEXThttp://thatzuneek.blogspot.com​/
Jen
http://roxybonds-scrappin.blog​spot.com/
Tina
http://ollieanddextersmommy.bl​ogspot.com/
Lissa
http://somanycrafts.wordpress.​com/
Denise
http://vindeeloosthisnthat.blo​gspot.com/
Jen
http://scrapaholicjen.blogspot​.com/
Michelle
http://peanutbutterandjellydes​igns.blogspot.com/
Jen
http://mccalleyhouse.blogspot.​com/
Nicolette
http://www.beyondscrapin.blogs​pot.com/
Audrey
http://audreyscardsbydesign.bl​ogspot.com/
Scraps To Treasures - Monica
http://scraps2treasure.blogspo​t.com/
Janice
http://www.cricutconfessions.c​om/
Sigrid
http://lovescrapreflect.blogsp​ot.com/
Martha
http://pattisscrapingtime.blog​spot.com/

Thank you for joining in this hop and enjoy your creative journey.