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Jan 30, 2012

Welcome to my Blogaversary. I'm tired of winter and thought it was time for a "spring fling"!!! All I asked for the crafters was to do something that reflects birth which is what spring means to me in pastel and floral colors! We have a wonderful group of sponsors that want to have "Spring" too ..... I would ask that each of you take the time to stop and visit each one of the sponsors. They have graciously donated their talent for this hop.

1.   Creative Kut ~ $10 gift Certificate
2.   KaDoodle Bug Designs ~ $20 Gift Certificate
3.   Mickie Burks Osman ~ a paper pack and some stamping goodies
4.   Lucy Kelleher ~ Close To My Heart ~ December Stamp of the Month
5.   Nikki Schiltz Calmes ~ Paper Piecings by Nikki ~ $25 credit to Paper Peicings by Nikki
6.   Scraptastical Kreations ~ $20 Gift Certificate

There are a lot of great gardeners along the path, so this hop is two days, so sit back, relax and take your time browsing each garden. To be eligible for the blog candy, you must follow Kimberly’s blog. Other bloggers may have additional requirements if they offer individual blog candy.
Our wonderful line-up is:
1.   Kimberly Pate ~
2.   Kari Sanchez ~
3.   Lisa Peters ~
4.   Mickie Osmon ~
5.   Audrey Dickinson (Scrappie EMT) ~
6.   Tiffany Grant-Simmons ~
7.   Lynne Kirsch -
8.   Marleen Gallagher -
9.   Pamela Pattison Lash -
10.  Tricia Colon ~
11.  Michele Eickholt ~
12.  Staci McD ~
13.  ME~>
14.  Lucy Kelleher -
15.  Lisa Woodward ~
16.  Melissa Deuss -
17.  Elecia Betts -
18.  Leslie Dawn Bigam-Krochta -
19.  Mary Finstrom~
20.  Christine Oxner
21.  Jessica Owens

I don't want you to miss a single spring project and want you to start at the beginning of spring at Kimberly.  I can hardly believe I have been blogging and showcasing my crafts for a year now!!! I've grown just like spring and learned so much as I have traveled the crafting path. I am sure you will be as impressed with the talent from these crafters as I am.
Today I have for you an altered project...

I took a 1 subject Notebook (can be any brand or size) this one is 10.5 x 5 70 sheets college ruled. I cut with my Cameo a piece of plain white card stock and the same size with the floral paper...I just did not want the black and the letters to show thru the paper...I used Heat'n Bond and a hot iron to bond these papers together and to the front of the notebook... I then used the Cameo to create these great rosettes...found from the Silhouette store...I re sized them all different sizes...oh and yeah they can't go too that out the hard way...then I added a little bling to the center of each of the rosettes and some ribbon...
pretty simple and easy peasy...

I hope you have enjoyed this project...kind of simple and plain but fun to give to that someone that just needs a 'pick me up'...what a wonderful way to brighten someones day... :~)
I hope you choose to become a follower and stick around a check out all the different projects I have done and will be doing...I love 3D Paper Crafting and now learning how to use this very cool powder chalk by Chalk Ah Lot ... 

Thank you for stopping by and remember "think spring" and have that "spring fling"!! your next stop along the way on the garden path is Lucy
 Sunshine, Raindrop, and Rainbows and Flowers

Blog Hop'n Hugs

MyGrafico Monday ~ Feature File ~ Penguin

It' Monday again...with that I get to share with you another MyGrafico project.
This weeks feature file was to use a penguin...

Today's Feature File...
and well with my new design team assignment, I am working on the skill of a 3D paper crafter now to doing cards...we you might see more cards from me in the future... well anyway this week I used the Print and Cut feature with my Cameo.
Then I used some watercolor pencils and a blender pen to color in the cute little birdie...

I learned this new bow/ribbon thing at the last make and take I went to a couple of weeks ago...I just love going to these things as I learn new things...not always do I remember how to do it ... but this time I did... oh and I did do some heat embossing on this cute little critter....

Hope you enjoyed this little project...I have more to share later this week...tomorrow is a blog hop all about be sure to come back by tomorrow...

Happy Monday....Happy Crafting...TTFN

Jan 27, 2012

The Mad Hatter by Alice in Wonderland Blog Hop

Welcome to Lynne's Mad Hatter 60th Birthday Tea Party Blog Hop --- don't be late for this very important date and just to be sure you're not late, we're serving tea for not one day but two!! Watch out for rabbit holes, and those drink me and eat me potions as you must do them in moderation.You'll never know what you will see beyond the looking glass --- sew, sit down a spell and enjoy the talented ladies as we hop along in Wonderland. Warning, watch out for the Queen of Hearts as she is losing in the game of croquet and its off with your heads!!!!! Rather than cake, crumpetts, tarts and cookies, we have blog candy and I mean some sweet treats that are being offered by our great sponsors:

 1.Pat Catan's has donated a $25 gift card for shopping at their store, if there isn't a Pat Catan's in your area, we can transfer that out for you

2.Karber Digital Images at has offered 2 digital designs of the winner's choice

3.Digi My World at has offered a $10 gift card

4.SVG Attic at has offered a $20 gift certificate

5.PSA Stamps at has offered a 1 stamper, 2 Peel & Stick packs of winner's choice. MSRP for each package is $55.

6.Creative Kuts has offered a $20 Gift Certificate to

7.Deborah Marie Foti of will make one of her original birthday cards, Crafty Friends Sentiments Large Sheet by AND $10 Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Gift Certificate

To be eligible by posting you must comment and post on each stop of our tea party along the way --- now remember to hold your pinky out when drinking your tea --- will that be 1 lump or 2? If you stopped at my blog to just visit today, I don't want you to miss a single thing along the way and you need to start at the beginning which is two hares by the Cheshire cat who is grinning at you and that darn caterpiller smoking her pipe at!!!
 Tea For Two, I say.... today I made this little tea pot and cups using files from The Silhouette Store...oh my do I love some of their fun and exciting it has been, this new adventure with my Cameo...
Wishing our sweet Lynne a very Happy Birthday, be sure to let her know she is a crafty goddess...heehee!
Now for the supplies I used for my project really are quite simple...Some red and black AC Card stock and I found these great cards that I knew had to work in one way or another. I used some basic shapes and that's about it...  Tea for Two ....

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your tea and crumpets and your next stop is not Twiddledee and Twiddledum but  Jill.

Remember to stop by again tomorrow and check out all the tea parties!!!
Hugs, Love, Tea Cups and Crumpets

Jan 24, 2012

My Big Announcement!!!!

Ok, I have kept you waiting long if you follow me on my face book will you see that I have accepted a position on the Design Team for Chalk~Ah~Lot Cafe.. I will be using rubber stamps from the Stamp N Plus Scrap N and most importantly the Chalks from Chalk Ah Lot ... I really am nervous about this new design team because it requires me to do cards...and well as you know I am a 3D paper crafter but when the Design Team coordinator invited me to this design team...well I was beside myself and just could not hold I am ... a new member of the Chalk

Chalk Ah Lot Cafe Challenge and Blog

So papapaplease if you have any fun a exciting card ideas, share them with I will be doing LOTS of no really I am looking forward to working with these amazing looking powdered chalks...
My kit is in the really is was to be sent out I should have something for you Sunday...NOT this coming Sunday as that is a blog hop...oh and with that...please remember to stop by often as I have a few blog hops up my sleeves...and I have been working really hard on each of them...but the one this weekend ... well it will be worth your time in hopping by....

Happy Crafting....and Blog Hugs...

Jan 23, 2012

MyGrafico Monday...

Sanqunetti Design Tickets Galore

OK so I will admit, this file was a challenge for me...but I got it together and came up with this fun little invite.

Well, I think I even followed the directions WRONG!!! lol...well I can't do it right all the time... This is a Challenge Week for the Design pull it together and make something

Here is the .jpg file that I made using the Tickest Galore set...

 And here is the project I put together...

*** Side note: I have this great Stamp'n Up demonstrator that has come up with this new class she will be offering each month, in addition to the monthly Card making club she does...OMG she is amazing...any way... this new class is going to be a small group of participants that get together to learn a new Technique or to use and new tool...she has it set up so that we will be able to practice the new tool or technique then once we have on the looks good enough for reference we will put that on a note card that will have the directions or such on it...this way we can remember how to use it or do it...then we make a card with that tool or technique to have to do whatever with...I think this is be a fun class...she says it should be a kind of 'challenging' class or an advanced class but oh do I look forward to the first on ... its going to be on Feb. 4, I hope that I can learn some new things and bring them to my crafts...

Well with is my take on a Ticket ... an Invite to the "TNT" class... looks fun huh....

I did not want to use all of her information, well cuz I did not have it you get the idea in it...right?  heehee...

Well off to a new work week for me...I hope to have some more to post later this week... if not ... be sure to check back each Monday for the MyGrafico Blog Challenge and/or Feature Project...

Oh and remember that I have a blog hop that I am in this coming weekend...the Mad Hatter birthday party for the "Great Goddess".... Lynne

Thanks for coming by and please feel free to leave some blog'n love!!!


Jan 19, 2012

How To Stay Young...

I have a dear friend that I met online on a forum a while back...we have since met up and 'played' well really crafted together...She has really become a dear friend to me...she just sent this email to me...and I had to share it with you all...

Just a little inspiration for your day!!!

We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are!

1. Try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of Whelan's and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph: Tried everything twice...loved it both times!

2. Keep only cheerful friends.

The grouches pull you down. (keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches;)

3. Keep learning : Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain get idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.

6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity. I love you, my special friend.

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second time.

And if you don't send this to at least 4 people - who cares? But do share this with someone .

Lost time can never be found.

Now with that being said ... I just can't stand the thought of not sharing something with you as far as to share a photo of a project I with that....

I made this card using different files from none other than I used the lever card from the Winters Chill SVG Kit. and a few of the FREEBIES that Mary and Leo have to offer...SVGCuts gives a freebie each week that they post a new set...its so much fun....the latest set they put out is so much fun...It has 24 different SIMPLE valentine cards to make...go check it out... I think in the next day or two they should be posting a new set...and when they do ... well you know me... I have to have it... so stay tuned to my next new SVGCuts project that I

Happy day's almost Friday!!!

Jan 16, 2012

MyGrafico Monday!! a little

Hey blogger friends...sorry for the delayed post...I have the day off work ... so I did not even think that today was Monday with MyGrafico...

My project today is pretty simple... I used the Sweetness Collection from Cheri cool is that my designer and I have the same last name...

Sweetness Collection @ MyGrafico Store

Anyway... I used this cute cracker box thing from the stash of .svg files I have...(sorry to the creator that I don't remember who I got it from...)
I added the Lips, again an .svg file from my stash, I made sure to have them look like lips with lip gloss by heat embossing some Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder by Stampendous!
some ribbon from the stash to close it up...and wah la...there you have this cute little box to put some candy or something fun in to give as a great quick and easy valentine!!!

Using the digi file "You are pure Sweetness!" from the feature file
and this is what I came up with...

I also learned in the last few weeks how to make my 'signature' and dt badge into a Photoshop brush...this makes it so much quicker for me to add these to my pictures...

Let me know what you think by leaving me some love...

Happy Monday
Happy Crafting!!!


Jan 10, 2012

Boy oh Boy..... Blog Candy Winner!!!

I have a winner !!!!

But first I need to say thanks to all my new followers and old followers, I hope you enjoy my blog and choose to come back often.... I love comments, I like to call it
'Leav'n some Love'

So with that said....

the winner is.....

Lucky # 14 comment was:

"Jeepers creepers, that is toooo cool! I guess I need a die cutting machine"
By: Sharon G.

Sharon I have sent you an email for your snail mail address so I can get this in the mail ASAP!!!
you can email the info to

Thank You

I had such a great time ... reading all the comments just makes me smile...
So come back often and leave me some love...
I have LOTS more blog hops coming in the future...
wow this blog hop generated 12 new followers and I love it...I wish I could send each of you a "thanks for following me" email...but thats kind of crazy so I will just say it here...(*giggle*)

Thank you to all my followers
I hope to have more great projects to show case for you ...
and I hope to inspire just one of you to create something you love...


Jan 9, 2012

Boy oh Boy!! Blog Hop...Welcome to

If you are here for the MyGrafico Challenge post Please don't leave...just click here...and it will take you there...but if you read this post too, you might be a lucky winner of some blog on...
Boy oh Boy
Blog Hop

 What are little boys made of ?

Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails
That's what little boys are made of!"
This fun blog hop is to showcase all things Boy.
 Come join us as we display
creations that show each person's interpretation of Boy Oh Boy!

Your hostess for this hop is Jearise at Lorby's World and she
is so happy to have you as part of this hop. She'll pick one lucky person to
receive a $10 gift card to Joann's Fabric and Craft. You must do two things to be
eligible: take the time to hop through all the blogs and then let her know that
they have done so and also become a follower of LORBY'S WORLD.

We have a very special sponsor on this hop: PSA Stamps (
please also check out their Blog. These stamps are awesome... They are peel and stick stamps that work perfectly on cards and envelopes or any project that is in need of a cute stamp.

PSA Stamps is also giving away 1 stamper and 2 peel and stick packs of the winner's choice. MRSP is $55. Libby O will have directions on how to become qualified for the stamps on her blog so make sure you hop through all the blogs and land on hers at the end. You wouldn't want to miss a marvelous opportunity to win these stamps.

So if you have discovered this hop by chance, please start with
Lorby's World and continue through our list of blogs but if you've come from Deborah then you're on the right track. Yay!

 Project #1
               Well, what my boy is made of is GAMES!!! football, baseball, basketball, Xbox, WII, PS3... you name it game and he is a part of it... so for my 1st project I used The Green Room SVG Kit and made this great little box...

I used my Cameo, SVGCuts file, AC Card stock, some pop dots and ink to create this little box... oh I just love how it turned out... you will have to buy this file from, for sure now...

Project #2

When I think of my son... I also think of some of his achievements that he has made...recently he was inducted to the National Honor Society. cool is that... so for my next project I made a shadow box for him to always remember that 'He Can Do It'...

For this project, I used an 8 X 10 shadow box. AC Card stock, Black Vinyl, pop dots and of course the beautiful Award held in with a brad... so I had to make it so he could get to it so I hid the ribbon that goes around his neck behind the picture (it has LOTS of pop dots but you can't tell in the picture)...oh well, he likes it and for him to like my creations, well that's just a teenage boy...

Now for some BLOG CANDY...I want to give some goodies to qualify for my blog candy you must:
1. Become a follower
2. Leave a comment
Leave me some LOVE!!!
be sure to leave an email or blog address so I can contact the winner
I will snail mail the prise out ASAP!!!
Easy Peasy!!!!
Now for a sneak peak of what is in the box of blog candy...

Thank you for joining us today and now you can skip a dee doo dah on over to Lynne, for your next
Boy oh Boy project...
Now remember to start Lorby's World
should you get lost along the way....
here is a list of the very talented peps to blog hop

Please remember that we all love comments and notes just to say you were please take the time to leave me a note....In fact 1 lucky comment with receive some blog candy from ME!!! so be sure to leave me a comment with a way for me to contact you .... I have some really fun stuff that I plan on giving out... so keep your fingers crossed...


Happy Hop'n

It's Back...MyGrafico Design Team Challenge Project...Monday!!!

Good Monday All my crafty buddies!!! It's time again for MyGrafico Challenges to start for the new year... Remember each Monday I will be posting a project, some weeks it's a Challenge and other weeks it's a Feature file.... Ok, enough of that stuff....let's get to the project...

This weeks Challenge is Love & Valentines so get some lov'n go'n....
here is the file that we used by BlackLeaf Studio named "Love" 

If you know me at all... you know that to make just a tag would not be any fun for I put together this little box...
but it's not a box it's a cylinder from SVGCuts December Gifts Kit

This one is a bit more simple, just a hint twine and some bling, can really make the tag say

Add a pretty bow and some candy....makes a great gift too!!!

I hope you have enjoyed this little post...

Hope you take the time to make something for the Challenge at the MyGrafico Challenge site...

Most of all Have fun...
and Happy Monday....

Jan 3, 2012

Tent Card Anyone?

This weeks blog post is using the Tent Card set....

I am so looking forward to all the fun
Valentines Crafts

So in light of that I made my 1st Valentines card

I used the Square Ric Rac Card...
I used DCWV paper
and just plain old card stock for the other parts...
Oh but the 'Be Mine' is vinyl, (vinyl is great for this application...)

I love how this turned out...

Let me know what you think...
Leave me some love!!!
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