Friday, January 11, 2013

Nana's Birthday Blog Hop

If you are looking for the All About Penguins Blog Hop, please click here.
If you are looking for Teresa's Blogaversary Blog Hop, please click here.

Welcome to “NANA’S BIRTHDAY BASH” Blog Hop!

We're so happy you could join us today!  We will be showcasing projects that are Birthday related.

If you've hopped along from Angela then you are in the right place!!  If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to Miranda to start at the beginning with NANA'S BLOG. (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Nana a/k/a Miranda is giving away a $25 Michael’s gift card along with a surprise box.  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!

I have two projects today.

First is a one page layout of me on the morning of my 36th birthday. I got the idea for this page from a Doodlebug Design on the back of a Creating Keepsakes magazine.
Supplies Used: cardstock from my stash; scraps to make the cirlce; CM photo mats; Miss Elizabeth's glitter stickers

Second is a card for Miranda. I got this idea from the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Paper Crafts.
Supplies Used: scrap papers; paper ribbons; CTMH black ink; Inkadinkado clear stamps - birthday wish
I am also giving away some blog candy. To be eligible to receive a RAK, you must leave a comment and be a follower of my blog. I will select a winner using Tuesday, January 15.

Next on the hop is Teresa.


Miranda -
Angela -
Melissa -
Mary -
Anita -
Candice -
An'Jenic -
Christine -
Pam -
Ashley -

Til next time,

Teresa's Blogaversary Blog Hop

If you are looking for the All About Penguins Blog Hop, please click here.

If you are looking for Nana's Birthday Bash Blog Hop, please click here.

Hello to all our crafty friends! We have a great blog hop for you today. A little over a year ago Teresa began this new blog to celebrate the fact she wanted a change in her life. And for that change to be permanent came lots of prayer and leaning on God to give the right answers. The answers He needed to give not the answers Teresa desired. Well here we are 1 year later and Teresa is a Stay at Home Wife loving life and doing all she needs to do to create a warm, loving atmosphere for her family!

So thanks for joining us today...Teresa asked all the participants to create something that represented a change in their life...So hop on along.

You should have found your way here from Michele. If not, take a look at Teresa's project over at Make sure you comment along the way as Teresa has blog candy for you over at her blog!

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of my grandmother's death. Mimi, Anne Pearre Smith Ansley, lived for a wonderful 90 years. I cherish every moment we spent together from me as a little girl spending the night with her, playing on the school bus she drove for the local school system, watching her "story" - The Young and the Restless, playing Uno and Skip-Bo, shopping trips, breakfast at Waffle House, and the most important the wonderful talks we had during the last few years of her life. Even though my grandmother lived alone the last few years of her life, she didn't like to be alone. I would stay over at Mimi's when I could, of course not as often as I should have. So after cleaning her house and drinking our coffee, we would TALK and TALK. I will cherish these memories forever.
Supplies used: cardstock from stash; "Mimi" chipboard; patterned paper - DCWV The Stack 6; want 2 scrap - Say it with Bling

I have blog candy. To be eligible to receive a RAK, please become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on today's post.

Thanks for joining us today.  Your next stop is Daphne. Here is the entire lineup in case you get lost.  Happy hopping.

Lori ~
Anita -
Miranda -
Sarah -
Michele ~
Melissa ~
Til next time,

All About Peguins Blog Hop

If you are looking for Nana's Birthday Bash Blog Hop, please click here.

If you are looking for the All About Penguins Blog Hop, please click here.

Welcome to the All About Penguins Blog Hop!

We're so glad you could join us! Today we'd like to share with you a whole bunch of crafty projects made using our favorite, adorable, and lovable winter friends... penguins!

If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley's blog. If you've come from Carla's blog you're in the right place!
I've made a one page layout from our family vacation to Ripley's Aquarium in Gatlingburg, TN.

Seaworld paper, ZooBalloo Cricut cartridge (penguin, shadow shift and layer shadow shift cut at 6"), CTHM inks, CM mat, penguin brads (Eyelet Outlet)

We have some fabulous sponsors ready to give away prizes to those who comment AND follow every stop of the hop!
$20 Gift Certificate

$20 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate

*NEW* CTMH Paper Packet
Kit Includes: Chantilly 6 - 12x12 B&T Duos (2 of each 3 double designs)
6 - 12x12 Cardstock Sheets (2 Champagne, 2 Twilight, 1 Buttercup, 1 Cotton Candy)
Sponsored by our very own Vanessa
Please follow her Facebook page as well to be eligible to win

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday January 15th at Made Especially For You. Please remember that you most comment and follow each stop of the hop to be eligible to win! You have through this Sunday evening to hop.
I am also offering blog candy. To be eligible to receive a RAK from me, you must be a follower of my blog and leave a comment.

Your next stop is Lori's blog.

Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:
15. Lissa Marie -

Happy Hopping! :)


Saturday, January 5, 2013

Time Flies New Year's Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Time Flies By New Year" Blog Hop with Connie Can Crop and friends.

Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards and layouts having to do with time.

You should have arrived from Sandy. If you happened upon us please start at the beginning of the hop at

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.

We have a fabulous sponsor, Creative Kuts (, who is generously giving away a really cute New Year's SVG file. So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a comment letting us know what you like best about our projects. Then head over to and post that you followed the rules. You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Ready to join in the fun? Let's go!

This LO shows a time expanse of 6 years. In the picture on the left, my girls are 1 and 5. Now they are 7 and 11. Wow, are they growing up fast! And they have such different personalities.  The oldest is so reserved and methodical and the youngest is spirited and spunky. I have to remind myself each and every day to slow down and spend time doing things they enjoy. If not, another six years will fly by and I'll miss it.

Supplies used:
paper from my stash (I know the printed paper came from Wal-Mart. But I bought it so many years ago that I don't remember the company.)
ribbon - CTMH
Cricut - Classic Cricut Font cut at 1" (italic and italic shadow)

I have blog candy. To be eligible to receive a RAK, you must leave a comment and be a follower of my blog. I will select the winner using and post the name Monday, Jan. 7.

Up next is Jearise.

Here's our lineup in case you get lost:
1.Connie ~
2.Toni Herron ~
3.Lucy ~
4.Pam  ~
5.Janea ~
6.Sandy ~
7.Melissa ~
8.Jearise ~
9.An'Jenic ~
10.Michele ~
11.Holli ~

Til next time,

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Congratulations to Sarah B. She is the winner of blog candy from my post on Michelle's Blogaversary Blog Hop. Sarah, please check your email.

I am so amazed by the overwhelming amount of kind words from this post.  Even though I have been scrapbooking for over five years, I have only been blogging for a little over two months. I am having such a wonderful time sharing my work and receiving techie love.

Til next time,