Friday, February 25, 2011

Festive Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to another edition of the Festive Friday Blog Hop. I can't believe this is our fourth week of hopping. I hope we have given you a little inspiration and ideas for your Christmas cards. How many of you are joining in and creating some Christmas cards? If you are, please send me a link or a picture of what you created. I would love to see them.

If you are visiting my site, please stay and have a look around. If you would like to see some of the great creations the other ladies have made, you can start at the beginning of the hop at Terri's blog.

Here is a list of participants if you get lost along the way.

1) Terri Sproul
2) Chris Hurley
3) Cheryl Lindsey 
4) Amanda Marks
5) Debbie Buckland
6) Brenda Lee Burfeind
7) Yolonda Anthony
8) Debbie Feist

For today's project, I decided to keep it super simple. The card is sized at 5.5 by 8. It is layers of squares and rectangles cut in different sizes that I designed from George and Basic Shapes. The phrase is cut at 1 inch from the Winter Frolic cartridge. All of the colored background and patterned paper are from the Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge.

The project was designed on my Gypsy, but it is not necessary to have one to recreate this project.

George & Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge
Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge
Mr. Frosty Cricut Imagine Cartridge
Bazzill White Cardstock
Dimensional Foam Tape

Thanks for stopping by. Now on the the next stop at Debbie's site...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Things Coming Up

Well, I have a lot of new things coming up in the next few weeks. I will be participating a several blog hops.

The first of the hops will be tomorrow. It will be another installment of the Festive Friday Blog Hop. For those of you that are not familiar with it, this is a bi-weekly hop that features Christmas cards. Our hostess, Terri, came up with the wonderful idea of making cards and featuring them in a hop. The main objective is to create a variety of cards and by the time Christmas comes around, we will have a head start on our holiday cards. The hop is the second and fourth Friday of each month with the exception of December.

The second hop will be hosted by Kathryn of Creations with Kathryn – . This is a 2 day hop (March 5 & 6) where the theme is "It's All About The Green". Make sure you stop by and view all of the great projects that are being featured.

The following Friday, (March 11) we are back for yet another installment of Festive Friday. (Whew!!! Are you still following me? Ok, good, it gets even better.) On March 17, I will be in the Lucky Charm Blog Hop which is being hosted by Giselle at Cross My Heart Papercrafts & Nadia at Nadia's Beautiful Mess. I'm really excited since that is a special day for me!!! Finally, the following Friday we are back for the Festive Friday Blog Hop.

I will be posting some new projects in between all of that hopping. I will have some blog candy for some of the hops. So mark you calendars and I hope to see you soon.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Debbie Buckland wrote on Feb, 22, 2011 My family and I are Ok
Earthquake 6.3 in my city of Christchurch.
My family and I are ok and safe.
We are lucky. Our house is still livable and still standing.
Just got power put on. Have water but have to boil it. We are not allowed to flush the toilet at present.

Aftershocks keep happening.
I’ve fallen apart several times.
Kids are remaining strong.
Hubby is a nurse and working hard at the hospital.
We are all having sleepless nights.

All posts after this has been nonscheduled before the quake.

will keep you updated as I can

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Prayers for New Zealanders

As some of you may know New Zealand was hit with a horrible earthquake that measured 6.3 on the Richter Scale. Most of the city is without electricity, and communication is scarce. A member of our Festive Friday Blog Hop team, Debbie, lives in New Zealand. No information is available at this time on her safety.

Please take time to send a prayer to Debbie, her family, and the thousands of people affected by this terrible tragedy.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day. I hope you have an amazing day!!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Festive Friday Blog Hop

Hi Everyone. Thanks for joining us on our third installment of Festive Friday. This is a year long hop that will happen on the second and fourth Friday of every month (except December). This hop is all about Christmas cards.We would love for you to join us as this is the perfect way for you to get some of you Christmas cards made before the rush of the holiday season.

If you  are visiting my site, please stay and have a look around. If you would like to see some of the great creations the other ladies have made, start at the beginning of the hop at Terri's blog.

Here is a list of participants if you get lost along the way.

1) Terri Sproul
2) Chris Hurley
3) Cheryl Lindsey 
4) Amanda Marks
5) Debbie Buckland
6) Brenda Lee Burfeind
7) Yolonda Anthony
8) Debbie Feist

Now on to my project. Once again I used the Snow Angels Imagine Cartridge for this card. It is a square card that measures 5.25 X 5.25. I used the Gypsy to design this card, but it is not necessary to do so. The background mat is cut at 5 inches. The house was cut at 3 inches.

Snow Angels Cricut Imagine Cartridge
Bazzill White card-stock
Recollections card-stock - Pastel Blue
Dimensional Glue Dots
Stickles - Star Dust

and now on to Debbie's site...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Winner of the Sports Mania Blog Hop

Wow!!! That was a great hop. I had so much fun. I want to thank Kathryn for putting together such a great hop. She did an amazing job.

Now on to what you've been waiting for. The winner of the blog candy, Home Decor Cricut Cartridge, is...

Sandy S. said...
Wow..... love this. My son plays football at the High School. Would love to add this idea to some of this layouts. TFS. Sandy
I will be sending you an email. Thanks so much for participating.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sports Mania Blog Hop

Hi everyone. Welcome to my blog and welcome to the Sports Mania Blog Hop. Today is also Super Bowl Sunday. I'm glad you stopped by for some fun before the big game starts. So let's get started. I have the pleasure of being in a hop hosted by Kathryn.  To start at the beginning of the hop, start at her site. You should have arrived here from Lissa's site.

My Project is a football card. This is a basic A2 card  that measures 5.5 x 4.

Sports Mania Cricut Cartridge
Recollections white card-stock
Recollections green card-stock
Recollections brown card-stock
Variety of Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Ranger Glossy Accents
Mosaic Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Pink by Design Stamps - Got Game
Stampin' Up Ink - Black
Action Wobbles

In case you get lost, here is a list of the participants...
1) Creations with Kathryn –
2) TX Scrapper Mom -
3) Tina Time -
4) Dee's Special Things -
5) So Many Crafts, So Little Time –
6) Crafty Scentiments –   <--- ME
7) Believe, Dream, Create –
8) Life on the Bright Side –
9) Fairy Craft Mama –
10) Beyond Scrapin –
11) Scrappin at McCalley House –
12) VinDeeLoo's This 'n That –
13) RoxyBonds - Scrappin –
14) Peanuts & Pepper Paper Crafting –
15) LuvToScrap –

The Blog Candy that I'm offering is Home Decor Cricut Cartridge. Lots of cute images on this cartridge. To win, please leave a comment and a way for me to contact you. I would love it if you would become a follower as well but it is not necessary. I will use to pick a winner on Monday afternoon.

And now on to the next stop in the hop at Believe, Dream, Create

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Stuck in the Snow

The streets are supposed to be clean. This firetruck go stuck in the snow today.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard 2011

OMG!!!! Is all I can say. It's about 10:00 am and it is still snowing. We are literally snowed in. I don't know how or when we will get out. I don't know how the snow plows will even get through this mess. The snow in the streets are just as high as on the sidewalks.

Check out the pics for yourself. Sorry if they are not the greatest. There were taken from inside and most of the windows are filled with snow and are foggy.

 The view out of the front door.

Closer view of outside from the front door.

  Another view

 This shot was taken out of the living room window.

A closer view

View from the side window

 A view from a different window 

You can barely see where someone tried to use the
snow-blower to  clean. It didn't work.

 A view out of the back door.

Looking out of the back door.
The snow covers the door so much there was only an 
inch of space clean

A view out of the basement door.