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Thursday, May 31, 2012

We're Off to See the Wizard - Revisited

We're Off to See the Wizard the wonderful Wizard of Oz to hopefully get the Tin Man a heart, the Lion courage, and the Scarecrow a brain! But there's the poppy fields to beware of as you could get very sleepy! The Wicked Witch but we know she's afraid of water. The flying monkeys . . . just totally freaky looking!!!! You're probably still dizzy from the spinning whirling twirling house and watching all those things passing by like a nightmare especially that Miss Gulch on her bicycle! Poor Toto hiding in the basket, but can you blame him? Don't pay any attention to the man behind the curtain as he knows not what he speaks! And then there are the delightful munchkins that sing 3 octaves highly than humanly possible. I almost forgot the good witch Glinda - how could I forget her --- she was just too sugary sweet to my standards but as a Good Witch goes, she was the best, but why didn't she just tell Dorothy she had the power to return all along and wait until the end - geesh! And then only bad witches are ugly --- come on now! It’s the Merry Old Land of Oz! I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore Toto. . . .

We're paying homage to the Wizard of Oz today with our blog hop! So, grab your beverage of choice and those ruby red slippers of yours, click them twice and repeat after me - "there's no place like home, there's no place like home"!

For Blog Candy we have a 7 - piece paper assortment of 12 x 12 pieces of paper by Paper House Productions

We have a great line-up for you today and you should have arrived from <insert previous blog>. If not, or you just dropped in to visit today, we don't want you to miss a single story of the travels of our "characters" from start to finish and would love for you to begin at the beginning of our hop -

For my project today, I have a quilt top that I has yet to be quilted. This quilt is mammoth and is 108 x 110-inches!! My one supervisor had loved the Wizard of Oz and as soon as this is quilted, this quilt is for her!!!!

Patches just had to get in on one of the pictures!!!

And, since I'm such a slacker --- here is a card that I had made for her birthday and wanted to share with you ... just be kind as this is one of my first projects!!!!

As every good story, it has a beginning and a happily ever after - Dorothy went home and all was well with the world and Dorothy told Auntie Em - there's no place like home!!!!!! AWWWW how sweet! Hope you enjoyed my project and I must send you along your way to Jamie and a place beyond the rainbow -

Our complete line-up in case you get lost along the way due to those darn flying monkeys:

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Blog Hop

Welcome to Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too Blog Hop and Pooh's happy little corner at the 100 Acre Woods. Who doesn't love the cuddly loveable bear that gets stuck in a honey jar???

How do you spell "Tigger" T-I-double"guh"-errrrr, that spells Tigger! that's how!!!! "The wonderful thing about tiggers. Is tiggers are wonderful things.Their tops are made out of rubber. heir bottoms are made out of springs.They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy fun, fun, fun, fun, fun But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is I'm the only one. III'm the only one!"

Now, put these two buddies together and what adventures we shall have as will be demonstrated along the way in our hop today!!!

We have a fabulous list of friends today with their wonderful tumbly grumbles in the tummy line-up for you beginning with Lynne. Sew, grab your favorite honey jar, sit down, and enjoy!!!

Oh, did I mention that there's blog candy???? HMMMMM, guess I didn't. There will be one lucky winner who comments along the way a Winnie the Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge!!!!! Yeee Hawwww --- I saw that smile!

My project for you is a two-page lay-out but unfortunately Pooh Bear is thinking, thinking, thinking and trying to decide what else to do with this lay-out. I want to add a honey jar, some bees, a butterfly and ?????…. Any ideas????

Winnie the Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge
100 Acre Wood Sign cut at 4.5-inches
Tree House cut at 4.5 inches
Tigger cut at 5.25 inches
Pooh Bear cut at 5.25 inches

You can either follow the empty honey jars along the path or you can follow our incredible line-up:

Your next stop along the 100 Acre Woods whether traveling by balloon or bouncing is Miriam.

I not only want to thank you for stopping today to visit but in the admirable words of our hero, Winnie the Pooh, "A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside." and I know "We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see."

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

Lucky Me with Laura Davidson as my Guest Designer

How lucky am I to have for my Guest Designer Laura Davidson who not only is my fabulous Guest Designer but also my dear friend Susan and I get to show you both of her phenomenal projects!!!!!

Today I am guest designing for both of these talented ladies... Susan needed a fill in and I was already working on this layout of my Mom and my youngest daughter so I knew it would fit right in...
Lynne's asked me to work with red, blue, white and pink and a Mother's day theme..or a Memorial Day theme.. but since i live in Canada I thought Mother's Day...

For Lynne, I made 3 little note cards (one more is on the go but I ran out of that pretty blue paper) and a holder which I have decided which one to make as I made the shapes all different.. I thought this would be a great little gift for a Mom or anyone else for that matter....

And for Susana's spot I did a layout of a pic of my Mom and my youngest daughter at her Christening. This was 19 years ago so as you can see I am working doing my layouts all over the place. I found this pic and had just the right paper for it... All elements on this layout are from Tara's May Kit (there are a few left so check them out!!!) Up The Street has the kits and you just have to see how pretty they are.... Tara's kits come in two sides but both sides go together very nicely.

This layout was partially destroyed by my dog but lucky for her (and the cat that knocked it down) she only chewed the bottom right hand corner of the photo and the flowers and brad that were 
there. I was very upset and she manages to wreck 4 other layouts.. 3 of which I totally had to redo.

I really love this pic of my Mom and Emily...

Thank you ever sew much for sharing with us today Laura. Your projects are just sew great!!!!!

God Bless and thank you for stopping by today as I have enjoyed your company! Be sure to stop on over and give Laura some bloggie love!!

Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

We Have Blog Candy Winners!!!!

  • I want to thank each and everyone for their patience - I was really behind on selecting winners but have finally caught up and would like to proudly announce the following winners: 

    Lucky #1 for April Calendar Girls -Love all your cards very creative! The phone one is really great, love how you used a memory of your grand parents to creat it !Big Blog Hugs, Janet Smith-- Janet, you get some goodies from my stash!!! Congrats my friend!!!

    Lucky #16 from Which Disney Princess Are will receive her very own Princess Crown, but a paper piecing of her favorite Disney Princess. Through Random Generator our winner is Lucky #16: ScrapMyWay who remarked ~ Hope it's not a bumpy ride!! Great idea for a hop..I'm on my way. Jasmine looks "HOT"..love the l/o.
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire s.
    Congrats Claire, I need for you to contact me not only with your address but which Disney Princess you would like

    We have a Winner for . . . and Felicity Makes 10 with some blog candy from my stash!! Lucky #18 was chosen by Random Generator and the winner is Karen L who remarked:What a wonderful way to help welcome a new baby! Such a cute layout and one that I will probably scraplift! Already a follower! Karen, I already have your address, sew, be on the look-out for some goodies! 

    We have a winner for A Mother's Love: Lucky #6 for the hop was Edwina Brown who has won a gift set of homemade soap, lotion and bath salts from Lisa Woodward from simplysilverton. The winner was chosen by Random Generator and Edwina remarked:How beautiful! I love your card! That is a great photo of your daughter and Lily. Love all the pretty bling, lace, ribbon and the flower corner. You did a great job. I thought i reconized the shape inside. It looks great in your card. Thanks for sharing my friend. Edwina Brown. Congrats Edwina -- you and Lisa will need to contact one another to receive your prize!

    We have a winner for Butterflies are Free who has won from Susan E. Bermudez $10 worth of product from Creative Memories!!! The winner is Lucky #19 who was chosen by Random Number Generator and the winner is Janet who remarkedLove your butterfly card Monarchs are my fav and this card is so beautiful Great paper and design!! Big Blog Hugs, Janet. Janet Smith, I need for you and Susan to get together to claim your prize


    We have a winner for May Calendar Girls chosen by Random Number 
    Generator - Lucky #2 is Pamela Horton who remarked: love your cards!!! you were superwoman today!Pamela Augustine Horton, please PM your address and you will be getting some goodies from my stash!!!

    We have a winner for the Fast Food Take Out Blogaversary chosen by Random Number Generator: Congrats to: Walking on Water who wrote
    hehe...so cute and Happy Blogaversary!! :) You are talented and I am glad I pushed you...have many wonderful years to come! :) hugs
    Thanks Kari Sanchez and be on the look-out for some goodies -- your "happy meal"!!!

    I thank each and every one of my followers. 
    God Bless and thank you for always stopping by
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Rain Gear Weather Bear - Scrapping with Lisa's Designs

Welcome to Scrapping with Lisa's Designs Design Team displaying Lisa's Weather Bear files, http://www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/category_13/Weather-Bear.htm, which is available in her store. Today, the complete Design Team will showcase either Rain Gear bear or Winter Clothes Bear in various ways to show the versatility of this file.

My project was using Rain Gear Bear but I gave you two for the price of one!!! For your private viewing, Fred Abear and Beary Manilow are doing a one-time performance of Gene Kelly's "Singin' in the Rain" none the less on Broadway. Can you did it.... Fred Abear is swinging on the lamp post while Beary Manilow is doing an old soft-shoe. I used glossy accents on their rain slickers, hat, and boots to give that feeling of vinyl or leather. Of course, their hats are at a jaunty angle with of course their umbrellas just "Singin' in the Rain"! The lettering was done through Make the Cut and I just love adding a shadow around my lettering. My background paper is a  DCWV Mainstreet Stack.

 I wouldn't want you to get lost along with way of the seasons, sew here is the complete line-up with both teams combined just in case you get caught in stormy weather.

Queen of Her Craftroom

Princess Sparkles

Be sure to stop and remark at each stop along the way along with the Design Team Page and become a follower!!!!! Lisa is offering your choice of which Weather Bear you would like to two lucky people who have remarked and became a follower.

Thanks again for stopping and remember to stop again the following Monday for Team Queenie's project featuring the Lion - sure to be a "roaring" good hop!!!!

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fast Food Take-Out Blogaversary

Would you believe that it has actually been a whole year that I have been blogging, creating projects and hosting blog hops, Oh MY!!! I am sew thankful for my friends and their help as I couldn't have done it without them! I especially want to thank Kari Sanchez for giving me the nod and convincing me that I could do this!!!! 

We are having a special hop for you today as fast food take out with special sides and some are even "biggie" sized!!! There are a lot of talented ladies participated in our hop and would love for you to stop, comment and give some bloggie love as we some wonderful toy prizes for those that do in a special package!!!

Now, let's go through this drive-through of projects - the complete hop list is below complete with the directions you need to take in case you get lost along the way as we know how those birds love to eat the bread crumbs from those stale buns!

And yes, I have a lay-out for you today!!! I fell in love with Treasure Box Designs “I’m Lovin’ It!” and knew I just had to incorporate this into my project!!!!! The balance of this project is from my scrap collection and stickers from Jolee’s Boutique Fast Food.

 I'm sew glad you stopped by to check out our latest recipe, no tip is necessary but please leave a message for the establishment. Your next stop through the drive through window is Tami to see what she is serving!

Hugs and Love and thank you for helping me to celebrate my blogaversary!!!!

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

Lucky Lucky Me -- My Friend Kimberly Pate is my Guest Designer

I am ever sew fortunate to have my buddy and facebook crafting chat buddy as my Guest Designer!!!! You have to check out how talented she is and I'm sure she is gonna WOW you away!!!!!

Today I have the honor of being the guest designer for my dear friend Lynne over at HerCraftiness.  I am so excited to share this cute card I made.   I am always looking for new and fun ideas to incorporate into my cards, and one day last week I found this great free svg file.  (I just wish I could remember where I found it). It took several attempts of cutting out this frame before I finally got it.  I am using a well used cricut mat so I had problems with the mat ripping in places it was not supposed to cut.  Such is life right? Once I got the mat cut, I glued it to the card stock card (6 x 6) and added the blue gems. This alone would have made a beautiful card, however, I wanted to add Ellie, this cute elephant.  Ellie is a paper piecing from Paper Piecings by Nikki.  You can find her web site here. Ellie is the elephant from the So Junglicious Pattern set.  What I love about paper piecing, as the designer, you can do so many different things with the pattern. It is all up to your imagination.  For instance, I did not want to glue on all her little toe nails, so I used a gel pen and colored them on.  I really think they they would look awesome when using some smooch. I hope you like Ellie, I think she turned out so cute.  I chose the elephant from this set because Elephants never forget, and she signify that I will never forget my friend Lynne. Here is Ellie . . .

Thanks Lynne for having me as your guest designer.

I thank you Kimberly for not only being my Guest Designer today but also, for being my dear friend and helping to keep all those stupid balls in the air!

Thanks for stopping by today my friends --- God Bless You

Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

Happy Birthday Lisa and Becky Blog Hop

This hop is dedicated to Lisa Peters and her daughter Becky who are lucky to share a birthday!!! How awesome is that to share a birthday as a mother and daughter which is what we are celebrating today!!!! If you remember, Lisa became a first-time grandma this year and Becky is the mother of Maxwell .... Let's Celebrate!!!!! Bring on the cake!!! Watch out for the candles!!!! Let's have some balloons and not forget the confetti!!!!

You ask for prizes, well, you're just in lucky as Lisa is also the proud owner of Scrapping with Lisa's Designs and is offering $25 in FREE files!!! Woo hoo!!!! To qualify for the prize, you must stop and visit all the stops along the way and remark! Don't forget to wish Lisa and Becky a Happy Birthday too!!!

I'm sooo glad you were able to stop by and visit but I don't want you to miss a single party along the way!!!! The hop begins with Lisa. If you have arrived from Lisa then let the party begin here!!!!

I made cards for both Lisa and Becky.

For Lisa, I used the pansy from Scrapping with Lisa's Designs Flower Garden and cut it out of white cardstock and inked the edges in purple. The yellow center of my pansy is yellow bling! Now, for those of you who know me, I don't do flowers and I'm not much of a bling person but look, you are getting both!!! I chose the pansy as a pansy is a sign of friendship! The ribbon is from a dollar bin at Michael's with the dragonflies. 

For Becky, Lisa told me that Becky loves Tim Burton which I chose "Jack" from Nightmare" where he is on cupcake paper with a purple gothic print, polka dot ribbon with bow. Jack has a "bubble" offering .... which Becky will see on the inside!!!

Oh, yeah, I almost forgot - I made Lisa a purple cross using my embroidery machine!!!!

In case with all the candles, balloons, and streamers, here is the entire line-up as I don't want you to get lost along the way!!!

Happy Birthday to Lisa and Becky Blog Hop Lineup:
Lisa P.

Your next stop along the birthday party is Kimberly

Happy Happy Birthday to Lisa and Becky!!!!!!

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

Monday, May 21, 2012

Guest Designer for Kari at Purplefuntastic Creations

Today, I’m a Guest Designer for Kari at PurplefuntasticCreations. Her theme is anything goes … you better watch when you give me “free reins” LOL!!! Well, my dear friend Kimberly is on Tsunami Rose Design Team and challenged me to try one of Tsunami Rose’s sketches. Well, it went from there and I went with May Sketch #16.

The paper I used was from my Couture’ DCWV but had cut the bottom of the paper off with all the mannequins. Found a cute vintage digi on the internet and loved the hat with fur which I colored (practiced) with Spectrum markers. The ribbon is a gorgeous butterfly ribbon which was purchased from Michaels. The lace is a cluny which was on the bottom. I added a little bling bling on the top with the 3 rhinestones. 

Here is the sketch that I had tried to duplicate:

Here is my project --- tell me what you think . . .

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Happy 16th Birthday Whitney Blog Hop

Welcome to Whitney's Sweet 16 Blog Hop!!

Today we are celebrating a vibrant, beautiful 16 year old young lady who is a gift from the Lord. What better way to celebrate your 16th birthday than with friends. So Rachelle has asked several of her talented crafty friends to help make Whitney's 16th birthday special. This hop is all about Whitney and we have been asked to make card to send to her to celebrate her 16th- all celebrating that special time in life when a girl turns 16. I hope you enjoy each project along the way as everyone has worked very hard to help make Whitney's day special. Be sure to leave a comment at each hop stop to win blog candy.

Grand Prize Winner will receive
A Crop A Dile~from our beautiful hostess, Rachelle
I Rock~also from our beautiful hostess, Rachelle
$20 dollar Gift Certificate to Scraptasticalkreations
Paper Piecing Piece set by Colleen of CBC Scrapbooking, winner's choice.

In order to be eligible for grand prize drawing please make sure you check out each blog and leave some blog love, also make sure you leave a comment and become a follower at Rachelle's blog.

Enjoy the hop!

If you've arrived from Beth, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email please go to Rachelle's blog and start at the beginning...

To celebrate Whitney's birthday I created........ a birthday card purrfect for a 16 year old that loves Skittles!!! I found a skittles jpg and made my own paper which was cut a bit smaller to fit on my lime green background. The “16” and shadow were created in Make the Cut. Ribbon and bow are from my “collection” drawer!!!

Whitney also loves God and I wanted to use my embroidery machine to make her a cross that is a dark purple but looks darker right now as it is not quite dry from dampening to remove the water soluble stabilizer.

Now you are on your way to the next party stop to see Angie’s card!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Birthday Whitney! Here is the complete line-up in case you get lost with all the streamers and balloons!!!

Ellen CardMonkey
Kimberly (KPKre8tions) Pate 
Beth (M&Ddesigns) 

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

Friday, May 18, 2012

May Calendar Girls

Welcome to our May Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The May unique holidays are:

May Blog Date: May 19, 2012
May is National Salad Month - Lynne 
May is National Hamburger Month:  Anita    
May is Bike Month:  Pamela 
May 1st: Mother Goose Day - Lisa Peters 
May 4: International Space Day:  Lynne
May 5: Cinco DeMayo:  Jearise
May 6: Beverage Day:  Kimberly  
May 6th: National No Diet Day - Laura  
May 7 - 12: Teacher Appreciation Week:  Lisa Peters  
May 13: Mother's Day:  Laura  
May 13th Frog Jumping Day - Angela  
May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day:  Edwina   
May 19: Armed Forces Day -  Janet 
May 21: National Memo Day:  Pamela  
May 23: Lucky Penny Day:  Kimberly 
May 25: Nerd Pride Day:  Miriam Meserve  
May 31st: World No Tobacco Day - Lynne

The hop starts with Lynne. You won't want to miss a single occasion!!! 

My first card for you is for National Salad Month --- I love salads and thoroughly enjoyed making this card!!

Recipe for National Salad Month:
Country Life Cricut Cartridge to cut the carrots and redbeets
Block Party Circuit Cartridge to cut the salad bowl
Scraps were used for the cuts
Inside sentiment is: “Anyway you toss it – Let’s do lunch”

My next card is for International Space Day. What draws a memory for me on this card is in 1961, with the first encounter with space. My dad had worked 3 jobs but took this day off. We had a black and white set and my dad set up the video camera to tape this monumental moment.

Recipe for International Space Day:
Groovy Times Cricut Cartridge cut at 4.5 inches
Scraps were used for the cuts
There is no sentiment as of yet for the inside but thinking of sending this to my brother

My final card is for World No Tobacco Day was a png that I found with a Google search and I absolutely love the sentiment – “kick butt”

Recipe for World No Tobacco Day:
Image found on the internet
Set on a piece of scrap paper
Jolee’s boutique Dimensional Skull and Crossbone
There is no inside sentiment as of yet for this card

The entire line-up as I know you don’t want to get lost is: 

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

We will have blog candy to the lucky recipient that remarks on each site along the way!

Your next stop along the calendar is Anita ---

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on June 9th for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust

Walt Disney Animated Film Mulan

Welcome my friends to Walt Disney's Animated Movies Blog Hop!!! What makes this hop phenomenal as in no other hop is that every Friday, we will be paying tribute to different movies SOOOO, you will need to mark you calendars for every Friday for these special blog hops:

May 18- Mulan
May 25- Hercules
June 1- Tarzan
June 8- Pocahantas
June 15- Aladdin
June 22- Pinocchio
June 29- Toy Story
July 6- Bambi
July 13- Little Mermaid
July 20- Lion King
July 27- The Jungle Book
August 3- The Fox and the Hound
August 10- Hunchback of Notre Dame
August 17- Peter's Pan
August 24- A Bug's Life
August 31- Robin Hood

Today, we are celebrating all those cute animated characters that come alive on the screen. If you just happened to visit me today, I wouldn't want you to miss one chime of the clock and would want you to start with Lisa. You are at the right spot of your travels if you have arrived from Anita!!!!

My project today is a one-page lay-out of Mulan which I will use for when Sasha and I went to a Princess Tea Party in April. Granted, Sasha has no idea who Mulan is but I want to do at least a one-page for each of the princesses that were there as I did take a lot of pictures for her and her mother to remember that day!

Cricut Disney Happily Ever After Cartridge - Mulan cut at 7.5-inches
Mimosa DCWV Paperstack
Dollar Store Stickers (yes, I said I got these from the Dollar Store!)
"MULAN" handwritten by me in frame cut 4.5-inches from Disney Happily Ever After Cricut Cartridge
Scraps from my scrap bins 
Ribbon from my scraps

 There is a great line-up today for the hop and I wouldn't want you to miss a single spot:
Mulan Blog Lineup:

You are probably wondering if there is going to be a prize for this hop. There is. It will be a Disney animated movie but I will reveal as to which movie it is going to be at a later time. To be eligible for this prize, you have to follow my blog and everyone else's blog that is in this hop. You also must leave me and the other wonderful ladies a comment in order to qualify for the prize. The grand prize will be awarded at the end of this month. You get one entry for each of the 4 blog hops during the series of Walt Disney Animated Movies Blog Hops during each of the Friday's in the month of May. So if you just choose one of the Fridays to attend, you would only get one entry but if you choose to attend all four hops during the month of May, you get a bonus entry since you came to all four hops, then you will receive 4 + 1 entries, which makes your chance of winning the movie go up with each entry.

Thanks for stopping by today and visiting and checking out my project, I now must send you on your way but watch out for the evil characters that stand in the way of happiness for our hero as I send you on to Kimberly. Please stop back again real soon for another great project.

Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust