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Thursday, June 27, 2013

June is Busting Out With Flowers Blog Hop

Flowers are in bloom as the warm summer air dances lightly across the yards and fields and this blog hop is all about the flowers. Please join this creative bunch as they show off their creations with flowers. Jearise, from Lorby's World, is our hostess.  Please, make sure you begin at her site and read carefully because she will have a give-away going on with this hop and all the details are on her blog. Now flower power away . . .

WHAT????? Has someone lost their mind??? Lynne is in a flower blog hop????? You have to be kidding!!!! Lynne who one year planted silk flowers in her window boxes and only watered to keep them clean!!!! Lynne who is Dr. Keforkian when it comes to growing flowers!!!!! Alright, now that I have that out of my system . . . .

I actually have not one but two projects for you!!! Yes, I did say two!!!

My first project is something that can be made in a total of 15 minutes and makes a great little something to take to a friend in the hospital as a cheer-me-up bouquet or a thinking of you!!!

  • Supply list: suckers, Styrofoam egg or ball, paper, empty juice container or flower pot
  • Cover juice container with paper, add pretty bow with sentiment, “Wishing you a Sunshiney day”, from Create with TLC with added Darice 3D effect butterfly stickers  

  • Cut flowers with hole in center – I used Cricut Plantin Cartridge on page 76 cut at 2.75 inches and used 10 flowers
  • Optional chalking around edges  

  • Shape flowers by curling petals  

  • Insert suckers in flowers, insert in Styrofoam  

  • Butterfly Stick-Pin made previously using supplies from Miriam's Crafting Supplies (tutorial on how to make previously shown May 17th, Tutorial Friday for Miriam's Crafting Supplies, Decorative Butterfly Stick-Pin)  


  • Viola and happy flower bouquet
My next project is a frame using flowers from Cricut Giant Flowers Cartridge. DANGER WILL ROBINSON, cartridge directions SUCK!! Now, that I got that out of my system . . . .

  • Poppy cut using Cricut Giant Flowers Cartridge cut at 3.25 and 2.5 inches using Recollections cardstock and chalked around edges  


  • Pansy cut using Cricut Giant Flowers Cartridge cut at 2.25 inches using Recollections cardstock and chalked around edges with a black and gold button for the center  

  • Leaves cut in various sizes using Cricut Giant Flowers Cartridge and chalked around edges
  • Violets were cut using Cricut Plantin Cartridge cut at 2.25 inches using Recollections cardstock and chalked around edges with pearls from Miriam’s Crafting Supplies in the center
  • Wooden frame is from Michael’s which cost a whole dollar – covered with Recollections Fashionable Chic Paper Stack and chalked around edges
  • Flowers were hot-glued onto frame
  • Sentiment, “When hands reach out in friendship hearts are touched with joy”, from Create with TLC with rounded corners matted on matching paper that covered wooden frame  

  • VIOLA, lovely gift for a dear friend . . . shhhhhh don’t tell her!


Have I amazed and astounded you making my flowery projects??? I want to thank you for stopping to smell the flowers and down the path to Anita but just watch out for the bees while sniffing the flowers. The line-up is included just in case you get lost along the way . . . .

Lissa Marie ~ www.somanycrafts.com

God Bless you and thank you ever sew much for stopping by today! I love reading comments and would love to read yours . . . .
Much love, hugs, and friendship,


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Peppa Mint Candy Cane and I are Guest Designer for Lacy Sunshine!!!!

It’s Eleanor and Pickles Anniversary at the Lacy Sunshine Blog and I’ve been selected to be the Guest Designer!!! I’m sew thrilled!!!

Heather Valentin offered Peppa Mint Candy Cane to use for my creation and thus the creative juices started to flow with a little help from Create with TLC - this is my project!!!!

  • Paper used for card is K&Company Secret Santa
  • Card is an easel card which was made using Make the Cut welding two (2) ovals together and folding the top part in half to attach the separate oval to display the digi.  

  • Peppa Mint Candy Cane was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers with accents using gelly pens and was fussy-cut around the edges
  • Bakery twine was wrapped around the separate oval before attaching to the folded top part of the card
  • Darice Glossy Accents were used to hi-light the candy cane to glisten
  • Sentiment, “Adding a little twist to your holiday”, was from Create with TLC  

  • Pearls were added from Miriam’s Crafting Supplies
  • Bling was added on sentiment and front of card
  •  . . . and viola I now have 2 Christmas cards ready for 2013~~~
God Bless you and thank you ever sew much for stopping by today! I love reading comments and would love to read yours . . . .
Much love, hugs, and friendship

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Miriam's Crafting Supplies Metal Challenge

When I was on Miriam’s Crafting Supplies Design Team, Miriam had sent the Design Team these beautiful corner embellishments – my problem was that I normally don’t use creatures of that design – thus came the challenge!!! Regretfully, I am no longer on any of my Design Teams due to my failing eyesight along with other health issues. I still love to create and will create projects to share with you . . . .thank you for your love and patience.

For my project, I had purchased at one time or another a cute little “memory book” measuring 5 x 4 inches which became the purrfect placing of the metal corner pieces along with a few other embellishments . . .

  •  One (1) 5x4 inch Darice Finishing Accents Mini Memory Book  

  • Tim Holtz Distress Markers colored the spine of the memory along with the edges   

  • Background is from Create with TLC which I have watermarked as it was a freebie at one time was glued on the front of the memory book  

  • 4 - Copper Toned Corner Embellishments are glued onto the edges of the memory book and overlap at the points  

  • Small Bronzed Tone Elongated embellishment was glued on the spine of the memory book  

  • Accented with pearls in the center of the elongated piece along with on either side
  • Organza flower which was found on Ebay for a super price finishes my notebook   

NOW - here comes my part of the challenge, remark on your comment as to how you would use this little Memory Book and I will send a lucky winner one of their own to create with . . . .

God Bless you and thank you ever sew much for stopping by today! I love reading comments and would love to read yours . . . .
Much love, hugs, and friendship


Friday, June 21, 2013

Eleanor and Pickles Wishing You a Merry Christmas

It’s Eleanor and Pickles' Anniversary and it’s a celebration!!! Heather Valentin offered a prize to those on her FaceBook group, Sunshine Girls, using an Eleanor and Pickles digital and she would pick a winner for new Eleanor Pickles yet to be released digital designs!!!

This was my rendition of Eleanor and Pickles Christmas Caroling – and YAY I got my first Christmas card made!!!

  • Card was cut 6 x 12 using The Paper Studio Old World Winter which was scored in half with Martha Stewart Score Board and corners rounded with corner punch
  • Various backgrounds along with sizes were cut using scraps and  Martha Stewart Holly Corner Punch
  • Eleanor and Pickles Christmas Caroling was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils, and accents with gelly pens
  • Corner punch was used on edges of Eleanor and Pickles which were then accented with chalks
  • The Paper Studio Gemstones Holly and Berries were used on corner of Eleanor and Pickles along on Pickles hat
  • Sentiment was hand-written using Sakura Micron #3 which gives the illusion of calligraphy
  • Musical Brads were then added to complete the front of my card
  • Inside of card also used The Studio Pack Old World Winter paper to cover the backs of the brads with the balance of the sentiment added 

Merry Early Christmas!!!!
Thank you ever sew much for stopping by today! 
I love reading comments and would love to read yours . . . .
Much love, hugs, and friendship


this card has been entered in the following challenge:
Lacy Sunshine Gang Challenge #10

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This is Dedicated to A Childhood Friend

Heaven has acquired an angel
With sparkling eyes
An infectious smile
That always lit up a room.

I remember Denny from Delco Road when growing up. He would be the lifeguard in our little backyard pool while the adults were next store playing cards in another pool.

I remember Denny from watching the parades in Brentwood first when he was in the marching band and later with Brentwood Fire Department.

I remember Denny with his sympathetic arm around my shoulder on the loss of my grandparents and later with the loss of my daughter at Slater’s Funeral Home. He offered to my family his love and comfort on our loss.

I remember Denny when I worked for a short period of time at Slater’s Funeral Home with his helpful hints and willingness to be there. He always greeted the visitors with compassion and comfort.

I remember when Denny and his lovely wife came and offered comfort on the loss of my dad, Whitey Geib, and his comforting arm around us at the Masonic Ceremony and then just a few months later on the loss of my mother, Shirley Geib.

Denny was always there with a smile, a warm comforting hug and eyes that sparkled that made you want to smile. He was a wonderful person that I am proud to have known.

Now, I remember Denny and feel your terrible loss. The world has lost a wonderful husband, father, and friend.

Heaven has acquired an angel
With sparkling eyes
Infectious smile
Now watching over us

A childhood friend has gone to heaven that will be missed by many not only with his sparkling smile that warmed a room to those twinkling blue eyes. Dennis A. DeWalt my blog is dedicated to you today. He was always there to give a comforting hug. He was a wonderful friend to my Daddy through the Masons and as an old neighbor, a loving husband, and caring dad to his two beautiful daughters along with being “Pop Pop” to his adorable grandchildren who had his beautiful smile.

The above which was written by me and inserted in a card for the family. My card was an inspiration from The Outlawz Challenge which was created by Sandy Huggett.

Thank you for stopping by today as I always appreciate your company along with your words of inspiration and wisdom. Your remarks are my incentive to keep blogging for which I thank you.

God Bless and have a wonderful day!
Much love, hugs, and friendship


Monday, June 17, 2013

Bikini Clad Welcoming Bear

Can you say “biggie size”? I just love the Treasure Box Designs Tear Bear. Now how cute is this to welcome guests to my home . . . .

  • Treasure Box Designs Tear Bear enlarged to 11.5-inches tall by 7-inches wide using brown Recollection card stock which I layered on top of black cardstock with a hole in the poor teddy's head to hang a ribbon from my stash!
  • Treasure Box Designs Outfits (Beach Pals) using green leopard Recollection card stock
  • Treasure Box Designs Cool Cat (which had been a "freebie" at one time) sunglasses from the Cool Cat which were glitzed with rhinestones and cut using the green leopard Recollection card stock
  • Pearl in center of bikini top from Miriam’s CraftingSupplies
  • "Summer Fun" banner made using Make the Cut and Sakura Micron #3 pen to give calligraphy

Hope you enjoyed my welcoming bikini-clad bear!!!

God Bless you and thank you ever sew much for stopping by today! I love reading comments and would love to read yours . . . .
Much love, hugs, and friendship


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Gavin's First Holy Communion Card

I know I took the week off from blogging. I resigned from all my Design Teams at this time to get my life in order. I still need to move belongings. I am having therapy for my broken foot and starting to walk without that heavy boot. Treasure Box Designs, The Stamping Chef, and Scrapper’s Delights have promised to hold a spot for me when I am ready. It was with a heavy heart that I felt the need to do this at this particular time in my life. Don’t get me wrong as I will still be crafting as you will see with projects over the next few days but not on a daily basis with Design Team Projects!! I loved my Design Teams and will still be using their products in my projects!!! Thanks my dear friends for standing by me and offering your prayers and support.

Today is my old neighbor’s son, Gavin, First Holy Communion Party. I can’t believe he’s 8 years old. I remember when I first moved in how adorable he was with his curly hair and those big eyes with super long eyelashes and him calling me “naybor” . . . well, now he has a short crew cut but still those beautiful eyes.

I made my famous 7-cheese Mac’n Chz to take as my Gram always said you never go anywhere empty handed!!! AND, of course I made him a card!!!! Dah, would you expect anything less from me?

  • I did a Google search for coloring page first communion boy and found this adorable picture but not without having to do some tweaks in Corel Photo Shop. The coloring page was entitled boy with sisters and I “erased” the sisters to have just the boy as Gavin doesn't have any sisters but only an older brother!!!  

  •     <from that to this>

  • Boy was colored with my Spectrum Noir Markers with highlighting done with gelly pens
  • Corners were rounded after card stock was trimmed and edges chalked
  • Card was cut 4.25 x 11 inches using Recollection Card Stock and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Score Board
  • Corners were rounded using corner punch
  • Background paper is from a stack purchased at Walmart
  • Two rows of gingham ribbon was added to the side
  • Sentiment, “Blessings on your First Holy Communion”, was hand-written by me using Sakura Micron Marker Number 3 which gives illusion of Calligraphy
  • Background paper was cut to match the front with using rounded corner punch

 God Bless you and thank you ever sew much for stopping by today! I love reading comments and would love to read yours . . . .
Much love, hugs, and friendship


Saturday, June 8, 2013

Molly's Fishing Father's Day Card

Hello, if you’re here for June Calendar Girls Blog Hop, click here.

I had this digi of Heather Valentin’s and have been wanting to color and loved it not only because its adorable but of the title, Molly – Fishing Digi Set. Molly is the name of my angel that passed away.

June 18th is National Fishing Day and with living with a fisherman, this card is the purrfect combination for Father’s Day!!!

  • Heather Valentin’s Molly Fishing Digi Set which was colored using Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Spectrum Noir Markers and hi-lights with gelly pens
  • Card was cut 5.5 x 11 inches using Recollections Card Stock, folded in half with corners rounded with corner punch
  • Background is Recollections Blossom Song cut at 5 x 5 inches with rounded corners which were chalked with dark green
  • Image has rounded corners and chalked with dark green
  • Sentiment, “Hope your day is filled with happies” was a free sentiment from Create with TLC with rounded corners and chalked with dark green
  • Pearls are from Miriam’s Crafting Supplies
  • Inside sentiment was hand-written using Sakura Micron #1 pen.

God Bless you and thank you ever sew much for stopping by today! I love reading comments and would love to read yours . . . .

Much love, hugs, and friendship

June Calendar Girls Blog Hop

Welcome to our June Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. It’s absolutely amazing when you do a Google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occasions throughout the year!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "June, they’ll let me take you to the Junior Prom”. Ahhh, yes, remember those prom days, let alone the prom pictures?? I remember my Senior Prom – went with one guy and came home with another!!! I wasn’t a very nice person and some say still not!

The hop starts with the beautiful and very talented Vicky at http://crafting-vicky.blogspot.ca/   The entire line-up is available just in case you get bogged down with all the holidaze and craziness as you won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!! 

The line-up for June includes:

Holidays, Special and Wacky Days for June are:

Aquarium Month- Lisa

1 Flip a Coin Day ~
4 Hug Your Cat Day - Vicky
5 World Environment Day ~
6 National Yo-Yo Day ~ Sandy
7 National Chocolate Ice Cream Day ~ Janet
8 Best Friends Day---Anita, Lisa, Kimberly
9 Donald Duck Day- Lisa
10 Iced Tea Day - Laura
12 Red Rose Day ~ Janet
13 Sewing Machine Day ~ Lynne
14 Flag Day ~ Christine
15 Smile Power Day ~ Sandy
16 Father's Day - Miriam, Kimberly
18 Fishing Day ~ Lynne, Christine
21 First Day of Summer- Laura
23 National Pink Day ~ Sandy
23 Take Your Dog to Work Day ~
26 Beautician's Day ~ Anita
27 Sun Glasses Day - Miriam
28 Camera Day ~ Jearise , Lynne 

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 3 lucky winners:

Miriam's Crafting Supplies is offering ten (10) sets of pearls to one lucky winner by becoming a fan on her new blog, Miriams's Crafting Blog, http://miriamscraftingblog.com/. Please, comment on Miriam's blog, http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com/, that you have become a follower of her new blog. 

The Stamping Chef, http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/, is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop and has designed at least 1 of the images that have been used in today's hop. She is offering 3 of her wonderful designs, winner's choice to one lucky blog hopper that responds on each of the Calendar Girls along with her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/TSCRecipes/, commenting that you hopped with the Calendar Girls.

Lynne will be going through her stash and sending one lucky winner a surprise package to someone that remarks and gives bloggie love on each of the participants on your worst prom memory.

I chose three (3) dates this month to celebrate with the first being June 13, 2013, as Sewing Machine Day. In a previous life, I was a seamstress which some of you may know. I have quilted, did alterations, along with making wedding gowns, curtains, and priest vestments. 

RECIPE for Sewing Machine Card:
  • card was cut 6 x 12 inches and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Score Board using DCWV The Crafty Stack
  • corners were rounded and edged were inked
  • sentiment, "Sewing mends the soul" was a freebie from Create with TLC; corners were rounded, chalked and embossed using Cuttlebug Sewing Borders
  • treadle sewing machine image was a freebie from Free Vintage Digital Stamps; corners were rounded and chalked along with embossed on the one side using Cuttlebug Sewing Borders
June 18, 2013, is Fishing Day. My boyfriend is a bass fisherman and I enjoy going with him. I have tried casting but with my current situation with my broken foot, I haven't done any actual fishing. I do, however, take pictures of his catch!!! On a recent trip to his cabin at Pymatuning which is in Linesville, Pennsylvania, he caught several bass and just needed to make a lay-out to show off his "catch".

RECIPE for Catch of the Day Lay-Out:
  • Live for Fishing from Stamping Station background for 12x12 lay-out
  • Catch of the Day from Treasure Box Designs
  • pieces are from my wonderful stash and scrap collection
  • say "Hello" to my fisherman, Bob
My final card is for Camera Day which is June 28, 2013. I'm always the person behind the camera taking the pictures and this date just had my name written all over it. As the kids call me, I'm the "Crazy Camera Lady"!

RECIPE for Camera Card:
  • card was cut 6 x 12 inches and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Score Board using DCWV Main Street Stack
  • filmstrip was cut at 3.25 inches using Cricut Mickey and Friends Cartridge using black Recollection card stock
  • Bronze-tone Camera Charm is from Miriam's Crafting Supplies and makes a wonderful addition to my card!
  • sentiments, "And then I snapped" and "Have a picture perfect day" were freebies from Create with TLC; corners were rounded and chalked 
  • Say Cheese from The Stamping Chef was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Markers with hi-lights using gelly pens
  • the scraps from cutting out my film strip were added along the right side and on my sentiments
  • picture inside is of Bob and I on one of our Sunday day trips
  • "I love you" was hand-written using a Sakura Micron size 3 pen which gives the illusion of calligraphy
Your next stop along the way of the calendar is the lovely and talented Christine. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on July 13, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

God Bless you and thank you ever sew much for stopping by today! I love reading comments and would love to read yours . . . .

Much love, hugs, and friendship


Friday, June 7, 2013

I Just Want to Say . . . .

I have exciting news – I was accepted as part of Scrapper’s Delights Design Team!!! I was thrilled, excited, and felt on top of the world and this is my very first project and I chose to show off one of their “freebies”

  • Circle card made using Make the Cut by welding two (2) circles together and a frame by making a scallop circle with the circle initially used for the card centered in the scallop and then “joining” the two together to create a frame
  • Digital design from Scrapper’s Delights “Just to Say” freebie which I colored using Spectrum Noir Markers and hi-lighting with gelly pens
  • Pearls are from Miriam’s Crafting Supplies
  • Paper used for card was from DCWV The Blossom Song - just love plaids in the first place and think this was purrrfect for showcasing the design

I loved working with this digital design and it just screamed to me that it was a friendship card with the word “hi” that pops up when you open the card!!!! And, you know how I love love love to create pop-up cards!

In case you're asking, "how in the world do I create a pop-up card?" Well, the directions are super simple
  • find the center of your card  
  • on 1/2-inch either side of the card make a cut 1/2-inch down from fold-line to center of card
  • fold this part to center of card
  • this now makes a box to place a picture or a word to pop-up when you open your card
  • VIOLA, Super simple and E-A-S-Y!!!!

I hope you enjoyed my project for today and my very first posting for Scrapper’s Delight. Now, on that note, I must also tell you that due to health reasons that I have stepped down from all the Design Teams that I was on but will continue posting projects showcasing their products!!!!!!

I thank everyone for visiting and following me and hope you continue to do so as I create projects. You know how I love reading your thoughts on my projects and today is no exception!!!!!

Much love, hugs, and friendship


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Miriam's Crafting Supplies Blog Challenge - Metal

It’s the first ever of Miriam’s Crafting Supplies Blog Challenge!!!!! As part of her design team, I want to share just a picture of my project with a complete tutorial to follow at a later date.

The first challenge is “Metal” where you are asked to use some type of “metal” on your project!! There are sew many different types of metal findings in Miriam’s Crafting Supplies. I used two (2) variations in my project and can’t wait to see yours!!!!

Be the first of your friends to post your project at Miriam’sCrafting Supplies!!!

Much love, hugs, and friendship