Friday, April 20, 2012

Party Decor Blog Hop

Minced Paper

Welcome to our Party Decor Blog Hop. We have a fantastic group of ladies who love to make party decorations and we are excited to share our projects with you today! If you just happened to find my blog, thank-you so much. However, so you don't miss awesome projects or the chance to win blog candy, you will want to start at the beginning at

Now on to my project: For this hop I created a banner for my Cousin Linda's Surprise Retirement party. Party colors were Pink, Black and white zebra print.  Here she is Very Surprised !!!! 

It reads "Congrats on your retirement Linda"

I used the Arts Philosophy cartridge to make all my cuts for the banner, oval center and flowers (I wrote down all the sizes but misplaced it and since I made this the night before the party--LOL it's all a blur!!!  I can't remember the sizes

My pictures didn't come out that great...the banner was very glittery/sparkely. I embossed the center ovals with my cuttlebug "Swiss Dots"

The swirls are from a pack of stickers that I purchased at Michaels 

Hope you like it!!!!  Enjoy the rest of your HOP!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!
Oh yeah I almost forgot !!! There is Blog Candy given away by Laurie!!!!!

BLOG CANDY is a $20 gift card to Michaels

To win, all you have to do is comment on each of the designer's blogs. Following everyone's blog isn't required but we sure do appreciate it when someone new follows our blogs. The winner will be announced on on April 27th.

Up Next is Jessica  
Here is the entire Line-up in case you need it.

The line up is in the other document
  1. Laurie
  2. Michelle
  3. ClaireR
  4. Ashley
  5. Cyndie
  6. Sandy S.
  7. Gloria    ***you are here*****
  8. Jessica  ****NEXT***
  9. Autumn
  10. Sheila
  11. Vanessa
  12. Marji
  13. Sylvia
  14. Wandy
  15. Mary
  16. Jenny R

Check out Einat's great giveaway 

Scrapin' it by Einat Kessler

The Best Birthday Blog Candy!

After a little break I'm back. I'm back with a wonderful blog candy for you! I'm turning 40 and the blog is turning 2! In honor of this double celebration I have the greatest blog candy ever!

Turning 40 is a big occasion it's one of those dates where you feel you have to stop and take stock of what you have and what you want. So, we will also take stock, with 4 missions: each mission will be dedicated to one decade. Each mission will have agreat prize for you to win!
The first mission is about the first decade of life, which is all about growing. Here is how you play along:

1. Subscribe to my blog.
the contest in whatever social media you want: blog, FB, twitter etc. with a link back to the Blog. In the post tell me about a growing experience. It can be personally, professionally, it can be about you or someone you know.
3. Go to my blog and write a 
comment with a link to your post.
Each week I'll pick a random winner for the weekly prize. 

I hope you'll join me in the celebrations!


I guess I need to share my growing experience!!!!  LOL   Well I can say that starting my blog has helped me grow as a paper crafter!!!!    If I didn't have anyone to share my creations with I would probably still buy my paper, stamps and all the fun stuff that goes with crafting but never really use it!  
Thanks Einat for this great giveaway!!!

Heather's Huge Giveaway!

The talented Heather is having a ***HUGE GIVEAWAY***

Happy Friday
Just a quick shout out
to let you know
 is celebrating
her upcoming Blogaversary (5th year of blogging: wowzers)
and has some fantastic prizes
up for grabs.
Heather is an amazing and talented person and artist
and her blog is a MUST FOLLOW!

Head on over to the Giveaway now and check it out for yourself!

Prize #1
Lifestyles Letter Press Starter Kit
(you can use this kit in the Cuttlebug or Big Shot)

Prize #2
Smash Book & Smash Goodies
Pink Smash Book
Smash Stick
Smash Pad
Smash Stickies

Prize #3
Piggy Tales
Hide & Seek Flap Book
Sliding Doors
Slide Book

Prize #4
Scrapbooking Caddy
w/ Miscellaneous Goodies
Chipboard Shapes
Japanese Printed tape
Journaling Spots
Rub Ons
Ribbon Stickers

Prize #5
$20.00 Gift Certificate to I Heart {ippity}

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Connie's great give away

Blog Candy Vinyl Give Away

I am the queen of at least that is what my friends say. I have vinyl decorating almost every room in my house. Since my Cricut inspires me daily, I'd love to inspire others too! So I will be giving away a six sheets of 12x12 vinyl in different colors and a brand new Cricut Spatula. Then you can make amazing things out of vinyl too.

Don't worry if you are afraid to use vinyl..don't be! You can watch my video about Vinyl HERE!
The winner will be receiving six sheets: Light green, Dark green, Gold, Purple, White, Pink, Black and Silver. Plus they will receive a new spatula to help them with their projects!

All you need to do is share my blog give away on your blog, become a follower, like me on Facebook and encourage your followers to follow me. Post here that you did those 4 things and leave me a link to your blog. I will draw a  lucky winner Friday, April 20th. Thanks a bunch and Good Luck!!

(Be sure to leave me your email too so I can contact you when you win!)

(Sorry open to the US scrappers only.)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Just wanted to share a few non paper crafts that we worked on for Easter.... well I guess the eggs can be considered paper craft since there was confetti in them.  LOL

My Daughter Briana and my Son Luke  colored most of these in the first picture.

Every Easter since I can remember we have made these "Cascarones" or "Confetti eggs".  You start off by making a small hole on the tip of the egg, shake out the raw egg, rinse the egg shell & let dry.  We start collecting these eggs at the beginning of lent.  Anytime you use eggs in a recipe or just eat scrambled eggs you do this.  All of our family does this so by the time Easter is here we have many dozens.  We then color these eggs by hand with crayons or pencils We never dip in food coloring..don't know why...this is the way my grandma always did them.. Once they are all colored we fill them with confetti cover the tip with tissue paper so the confetti doesn't come out.  On Easter they all get passed out and the fun begins!!!!   Everyone runs around cracking them on each others head!  Its suppose to be some sign of good luck or something!! LOL  Don't really know what's lucky about getting cracked in the head with a hard eggshell !! LOL --but it is fun --Its just not Easter without kids enjoy it!!

We had over 20 + dozens of eggs!!!!  It was fun but the clean up was not!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Welcome to My Cricut Craft Room's
100 Cricut Cartridge Blog Hop         Day 2

You should have started at  if not please start
 at the beginning

Also make sure to follow Erica's blog so you will know when she has contests,
prizes, challenges, swaps & special online coupons.

Currently she is running a Scrapbook & Card challenge over on her challenge
 blog and you can win a gift certificate to her webstore!

Don't forget to comment along the way on all of the blogs yesterday and today to be 
entered to win the Cricut cartridge that Erica is giving away today.
Winners will be announced on her blog on Tuesday!

Now on to my project.....

Today I made a very simple layout.  I have been soooo busy this month running my 3 kids around to their softball &
baseball practices its been really hard for me to make anything!!!!  If I could only use my cricut in the car I'd be
good to go!!!  Wouldn't that be great ---open up my rear hatch and sit in the back while I wait for 2 hrs to pass!!!! 
Battery operated cricut!!   Hmmmm   oh well  here is what I made..

A scrapbook page for my daughter I used Sports Mania and Best of 2008...I cut the the Softball player at 4 inches 
from the Sports Mania cart and the ball and bat from Best of 2008 which originally came from the baseball cart..  
I purchased the paper from a little shop last year and unfortunately its closed now.  Love the paper with the word softball
printed on it.

I used lime green colored paper since my daughters team colors are 
lime green, black and white....
I used purple for the bat since that's one of her favorite colors...

My stamp is from "My Creative Time"  I love this stamp set
all softball.. 

 Thanks for stopping by---now on to your next stop Vickie M

1.   Start My Cricut Craft Room
10. Ericas’ Project
13. gloria c  (YOUR HERE)
24. Erica’s Blog candy