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,


  1. Wow Melissa this is such a adorable layout and perfect to show case the new year. TFS AJ-

  2. Love this layout...if my granddaughter's were closer (they're in Korea until October 2014) I would love to create a page like this. I could try it with pictures I have saved with ones I download from Facebook! Thank you for inspiring us.

  3. Wonderful memories wrapped up in your LO - too sweet - TFS and joining in the hop today; I am a follower already!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  4. Love this LO! Shows how fast time does fly! Think I will make something like this of my grandchildren. ;-)

  5. Love this idea. I am gonna have to try it. Not like I don't have tons of photos to choose from in a 14yr time span for the kids.

  6. I love the paper and I LOVE this idea!! I like seeing how my boys have grown and to showcase it on a layout with a time span is awesome!

  7. This is so great. It is fabulous that you used your children to showcase your time piece.. Great Layout..

  8. Very pretty layout and very pretty girls!

  9. Oh Melissa this is darling! I love the photos! And your layout is so pretty!
    I am now following you too!
    Thank you so much for being in my hop!
    Scrappy Hugs

  10. awww.. Melissa, these photos are great! The girls are so cute!! Yes, they grow so quickly!! Blink and you miss it, it seems some days!
    Thanks for sharing.. Toni..

  11. Nothing like a visual reminder of photos to tell you how time really does fly. Fabulous layout, and the girls are charming. Thanks for sharing

  12. I certainly like how the layout came out. Very nice.

  13. Love the design very cool layout.

  14. Oh this is so cute Melissa! Love that you used the identical pose! Just precious ~

  15. What a precious LO. You did a wonderful job putting this together and it surly will become a keepsake for the future.