Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dog Gone Fun Blog Hop 9/16 ~ 9/17

I'm so excited to be a part of the Dog Gone Fun Blog Hop being hosted by Haidee from Created2Bunique!!! If you got here from Ellen's blog, then your in the right place. We're celebrating all of the furry four legged dogs in our families and all those that still need to be adopted. The idea behind the hop is to encourage families to adopt rescued dogs from shelters. There are so many animals waiting for families to take them home and love them forever, so please consider adoption the next time you want to get a new pet.

Now for the crafty fun! I wanted to do something colorful and to show gratitude for choosing adoption, so here is what I cam up:

I used the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge, which is one of my favorites by the way! I layered sparkly glitter paper and added a little bit of black to make the colors pop.

I added Pink & Green to the edges of the card and lined the bottom with Black & White Polka Dot ribbon and a little bit of Bling from my Etsy store. 

Your next stop on the hop is Jess, who by the way is completely A~Mazing and so creative, so make sure you go check out her Fabulous project! If you want to start back at the begining of the hop, make sure you hop on over to Haidee's Blog!

Who loves Blog Candy??? I will be giving away 5 yards of Halloween ribbon from my Etsy store and all you have to do is be a follower of my blog & leave a comment. The winner will be announced on Monday 9/19!

Again, please consider pet adoption the next time you want a new pet. Remember that Dogs Leave Paw Prints On Your Heart So Rescue One!!! Until next time.... Continue to Create a Crafty Life ~

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sandra's Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop 7/30 ~ 7/31

Happy Friday Ladies! I hope you're all enjoying your Weekend ;) Today is a very special day, it's the beginning of Sandra's Butterfly Birthday Blog Hop!  Not only are there some really amazing creations all long the hop, but Sandra is holding a contest in honor of her special day. She is giving away a $20 Gift Card to Joann's and a Quirky Quotes stamp set sponsored by Scrappy Moms Stamps. All you have to do is leave a comment on each  stop along the hop, and Poof, you're entered into the contest. 

With a theme of Butterflies, you know I needed to somehow incorporate butterflies into my card, but if you follow my blog then you know that my theory is, what's a card by me if it doesn't have a bit of sparkle too ;)

I use misc scraps from my collection (hoarding) of paper. I hand dyed the white sequin trim to match the edges of my card.
I then attached nylon butterflies using Helmar Glue Dots. The great thing about Helmar Glue Dots is that it allows you to glue down items that add a lot of dimension to your projects without the fear of them falling off. 
I finished off the card with a simple sentiment using the Cloud 9 Design stamp set "Happy Birthday".
Thank you all so much for stopping by today. Please remember that you will need to leave a comment on each stop of the hop to be qualified for Sandra's big giveaway. You next stop on the hop is Sandra's Page. Don't forget to check below for my Blog Candy! Now here is the complete lineup of the hop incase you missed anyone:
1. Sandra   
2. Joanna
3. Abby
4. Erika
5. Mel
6. Raven
7. Carley
8. Giselle
9. Monica
10. Nadia
11. Liz
12. Jess
13. Lauren
14. Mary
15. Vivi
16. Saundra
17. Bonnie
18. Sylvia
19. Marianne 
20. Lisa 
21. Stacey  *** YOU ARE HERE ***

Are you ready of the Good Stuff??? What's better than Blog Candy?? In honor of the Sandra's birthday I am giving away a 5 yards of mixed Halloween Ribbon from my Etsy store. All you need to do is be subscribed to my blog and leave a comment. I will announce a winner on Tuesday 8/2. So until next time, I hope you have an Amazing weekend and remember.... Continue to Create a Crafty Life ~

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Red, White & Blue Blog Hop 6/23 & 6/24

Happy Thursday, I hope you're all having a Fabulous week! Welcome to the Red, White & Blue Blog hop being hosted by the amazing Nicolette! If you arrived here from Janice's blog, then you're in the right place. If you want to start at the beginning of the hop, then head back on over to Beyond Scrapin.

I was so excited for this hop, because what better way to get ready for the 4th of July, than with a patriotic blog hop to set the mood. Here is what I came up with to show my pride in the Red, White & Blue:

I used the Cricut Stand & Salute cartridge along with some basic blue card stock. I cut the USA out of glitter paper, and added some red & blue glittery card stock to highlight the words "American Pride". I cut the Statue of Liberty out of light green card stock and the fireworks with red, white & blue paper.

I finished off the card with red & clear rhinestones & ribbon from my Etsy shop.

For the next stop on the hop, you'll be heading over to Susan's blog and I'm sure you're going love what she's created. Now for the good stuff, Blog Candy! I will be giving away a combination of 5 yards of ribbon from my Etsy shop that I used on my cards, along with 100 rhinestones for your next project. All you have to do is leave a comment below and become a follower.  I will choose a winner on Monday 6/27. Thank you for stopping my little corner of the blog universe. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and until next time..... Continue to Create A Crafty Life ~

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nicolette's Birthday Bash Blog Hop June 1st and 2nd


Happy Wednesday Ladies and welcome to Nicolette's Birthday Bash Blog Hop! If you arrived here from  Deborah's blog then you're in the right place. If you just stopped by and want to start at the beginning of the hop, then head on over to Nicolette's blog and don't forget to wish her a Very Happy Birthday!!!

The theme for this hop is a Disney Birthday. I wanted to make sure to incorporate lots of bling, because what's a girls birthday without feeling like a Queen??? So here is what I came up with:

I used basic white cardstock and layered it with Red & White polka dot paper. I then layered that with a Zebra print, Black & Red Glitter Cardstock. I used a scallop punch for the circle & finished it off with the Mickey & Minnie Mouse ribbon & rhinestones from my Etsy shop. The Mickey head was from a Disney chipboard set and I added the rhinestone for the eye.
 I finished off the edges with just a bit of ink and used a rub-on for the Happy Birthday message.

I hope you are all enjoying the Nicolette's Birthday Hop! Your next stop on the hop is Pam and trust me, you do not want to miss what she has in store for you!

Now for the best part.... Blog Candy!!! I will be giving away 3 yards of ribbon & 1 package of rhinestones from my Etsy shop to one 1 lucky blog hopper! All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post. I will be choosing a winner on Sunday 6/5. Until then, I hope you all have a Great week and Continue To Create A Crafty Life ~