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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Glitter Blog Hop

Welcome to the Glitter Blog Hop hosted by Lorby's World. These talented crafters believe a little or a lot of glitter can make any project sparkle and today they are going to prove it with their creations. Please visit each participant and leave a little bit of love on their blogs.

Jearise from Lorby's World has a special drawing to go along with today's hop. One lucky winner will win a $10 gift card from Michael's. Just leave a comment on her blog so we know you joined us today. The winner will be announced on Sunday, July 28th so make sure you visit that day to see if you are the lucky winner.

You should have arrived from the lovely and super talented not to mention a special friend of mine, Edwina. For my project, I made a dimensional cupcake card.

FIRST, I need to add a disclaimer - I AM NOT A "GLITZ" PERSON. Thus, any interpretations of "glitz" are purely mine and mine alone.
With this being said,

  •  Heart Cupcake card cut using Sweet Treats Cricut Cartridge
  • Digital from The Stamping Chef which is now retired (the expression was omitted on this card)
  • Glossy Accents by Darice for the icing
  • Various Stickles and Studio G outlining the stars and cupcake liner

Thank you for stopping by today and your next stop is the lovely and very talented Camille

I have included the entire line-up just incase with all the glitter and glitz being used you aren’t blinded and miss a very talented crafter!!!

Ashley ~

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


Saturday, July 13, 2013

July Calendar Girls

Welcome to our July 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" - "July like a firecracker all aglow!"

Our hop begins today with the lovely and super talented Jearise at http://lorbysorld.blogspot.com. 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 July includes:

Anita Cannon -  http://www.anitaandbugs.com

Holidays, Special and Wacky Days for July are:
National Hot Dog Month: Jearise
National Ice Cream Month: Laura

July 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days Include:

1 Build A Scarecrow Day ~ Lynne
1 Canada Day ~ Laura
2 World UFO Day ~Anita Cannon
4 Independence Day ~Janet
7 Chocolate Day ~ 
7 National Strawberry Sundae Day ~Janet
8 Video Games Day ~  Vicky
9 National Sugar Cookie Day ~ 
10 Teddy Bear Picnic Day ~ Lynne
15 Cow Appreciation Day - Go out and give a cow a hug ~ Sandy
17 Yellow Pig Day ~ Sandy
19 National Raspberry Cake Day ~ 
20 Moon Day ~ Anita Cannon
21 National Ice Cream Day  ~ Edwina
23 National Hot Dog Day ~ Jearise
23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day ~ 
24 Amelia Earhart Day ~  Sandy
25 Threading the Needle Day ~ Lynne
26 Aunt and Uncle Day ~   Anita
28 Parent's Day ~Edwina
30 Father-in-Law Day ~ 
31 Mutt's Day ~ 

We are offering some fabulous blog candy to 2 lucky winners:

The Stamping Chef, http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/, is our wonderful sponsor for today's blog 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.

First and foremost, I need to apologize to everyone. I started my projects but due to the recent storms we had in Pennsylvania, the basement flooded where I am living and I spent Wednesday and Thursday cleaning and moving things along with washing what needed washing. My body had informed me on Friday it was on strike and refused to do anything due to extreme pain. I have my projects started and hopefully, body cooperating, I will finish and post later in the day!

For my projects today, I chose: 

July 1st  which is Build a Scarecrow Day

For my project, I decided to create my scarecrow as a plant poke and used the Simply Scarecrow Cricut Cartridge and enlarged it to be 10 inches tall and 7 inches wide using Recollection Card Stock in various colors along with pearls from Miriam's Crafting Supplies  with faux stitching done with black gelly pen and all edges chalked. She was coated with ModPodge to seal her to use in  my plant. 

July 10th  is Teddy Bear Picnic Day 

which is a lay-out for Lily. My picnic table was cut using Cricut Block Party Cartridge. " Picnic at the Park" was cut using Kate's ABC's Cricut Cartridge. Background paper was a fabulous find at our local Pat Catan's for a whopping 10 cents a sheet and is a Karen Foster's Design. Teddy Bears were cut using Treasure Box Designs Trio of Bears with Life's Little Occasions by K&Co providing the little "glitz" stickers. Another reason why July 10th is an important date for me as it was my grandmother's birthday!!! She loved picnics and she would always hold picnics in her back yard with the grape arbors and apple trees. Lots of fond memories. My grandmother was someone who was very dear to me and my role model growing up.

July 25th is Threading the Needle Day which is near and dear to my heart as I had been a seamstress in a previous life as some of you already know. 

I hope you were able to visualize my projects until the real things get posted. Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Janet. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on August 10, 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, July 5, 2013

Surprise Birthday Blog Hop for Daisy!!!!

We are so glad to have you join us as we surprise our Leader Daisy Collins, owner and designer of Tsunami Rose Designs... she is such a wonderful, caring person and we wanted to give her a HUGE surprise using her creations!!!

The Design Team and Design Team Leaders have created
BEAUTIFUL projects using some of Daisy's GORGEOUS creations...
we hope you enjoy our projects and while along the way please feel free to become a follower of the teams wonderful creators!
There are many awesome things also going on at Tsunami Rose Designs so be sure to visit the blog... in addition stop by Tsunami Rose Designs Printable Scrapbook Shop or Tsunami Rose Designs Printable Vintage Shop to purchase some of Daisy's AWESOME Printables!!!

My birthday card for Daisy showcases both her Vintage Flower Printables and Vintage Flowers . . . 

  • card was cut 6 x 5.5 using Recollection Card Stock and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Score Board
  • background Vintage Printable Emphemera Journal Cards Vintage Flowers was cut 5.5 x 5 inches which was glued on top of the Recollection Card Stock and Martha Stewart Eyelet Scallop Border which was cut in white Recollection Card Stock
  • additional flowers were cut using Plantin Cricut Cartridge which were cut at 1.75 inches from white Recollection Card Stock and chalked around the edges
  • Tsunami Rose Flower Printables 1 circle was cut and chalked around the edges
  • digital is from The Outlawz Challenge TAG: CFC061613 created by Anne Fenton which was colored using Spectrum Noir Markers and Prisma Colored Pencils with accents using gelly pens
  • all flowers had pearls from Miriam's Crafting Supplies for the center
  • blue gingham ribbon finishes the front of my card
  • sentiment, "Happy Birthday to You", is from Create with TLC was placed on the inside after chalked around the edges
  • Darice Glossy Accents were used on digital

Here is the complete line- up for the ~~**SURPRISE BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP**~~

Come be a part of our CHALLENGE WEDNESDAY each week!!!
Tsunami Rose Links: 

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


Monday, July 1, 2013

"Milkshake Anyone?" and Would You Like an Order of Fries With That Shake?????

Happy Monday my friends!!!

Today, I would love to share with you a card I had made using The Stamping Chef digital image "Milkshake Anyone?". Doesn’t she just remind you of those days in the soda shop ordering a milkshake perhaps with two (2) straws.

  • Card was cut 4.25 x 11 inches and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Score Board with a Recollection Paper Stack yellow gingham
  • "Milkshake Anyone?" was colored using Prisma Markers, Spectrum Noir Markers, Prisma Colored Pencils and hi-lights using gelly pens. I just had to add a beauty mark as a lot of times in the 50’s girls added them on their cheek
  • Paper doily was placed on the card as another reminder of the 50’s diners with the girls wearing a lace handkerchief in their uniform pocket
  • Blue gingham ribbon and bow were added to pop the colors
  • Sentiment, “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” was stamped onto white Recollection Card Stock scrap and then chalked around the edges

Hope this gives you a reminder of the soda shops as I know it did me – and yeppers, I’m showing my age and know exactly how old I am!!!

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,