Wednesday, November 30, 2011

challenge at decorate to celebrate christmas party

welcome we are back with a christmas party challenge, this should be super easy for all you talented ladies, we have two newbies we added to our design team also welcome jean and lisa
I want to thank everyone for all the wonderful birthday wishes cards, gifts etc it really was a great one. now go visit our site and check out all the talent waiting for you Today I made some favor bags from the lifes a party cart the backpack cut I cut the bag at 8 and a half inches then made a snow man face and santa.
hope you find lots of inspiration and have a chance to play along with me and amy at our challenge blog decorate to celebrate cant wait to see all the party fun. remember no cards, no layouts, please. thank you

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

cuttin up with class challenge show n tell

welcome to this weeks challenge show n tell at I made sock monkeys I had some orders for them and here are just a few I made first is spiderman handpainted webs on sock.

next is yo gabba gabba some of you might not know who this is but if you have kids or gkids I am sure you have seen it. now stop over at janis and link up your projects for sharing and showing

Friday, November 25, 2011

mini albums done for the four winners here they are!

first of all hope everyone had a great thanksgiving, now time to get back to work and do what I love. my sweet husband bought me a cricut expression 2 for my birthday which is monday and I love it. now for the winners of the hops, 600 follower winner. this north pole mini belongs to JeariseH. this is the front the picture doesnt show how pretty the dots are with glitter.

this is the inside the snow hold the pictures. hope you enjoy and will be mailing out this week.

this win was from the turkey blog hop day one

now for winner of this family mini also a winner from turkey blog hop day . this belongs to Rhonda Helm. congrats to her and thank you. this is the front of your mini

this is what inside looks like. enjoy hugs

sherri k. is the winner from the gobble till you wobble hop. she wanted a baby mini for her granddaughter in lime green and pink so I made these baby shoes. this is the front. thank you sherri and I hope you enjoy.

heres the inside of mini.

600 follower mini winner is Mindy E. a castle mini. this is the front

and the inside enjoy and thank you for being a follower. hugs

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

challenge 40 for celebrate the occasion

cut 5by6 card emboss then dabbed ink on back ground with fall colors cut turkey from simply charmed cart at 4in added buttons a requirement for this challenge and added glitter on beak and gobbler. now wont you join us for this fun challenge

challenge 9 at cuttin up with class

today Its all about family. Jani has supplied us with these cute cut files or digi I used the cut-files to get yours for the challenge go to and to enter the challenge visit us at I decided what would be better than a family calendar "family stick together!"

tried to fit all in picture this is the best I could get, I think you get the idea. hugs now wont you join us please for the fun,

Monday, November 21, 2011

winners to announce for the thanksgiving hops

first of all thank you all who took time and hopped with us on these turkey hops it was fun and hope it gave you some inspiration if not for this year next. Unfornately I cannot pick everyone but here are the winners of free mini albums and their choices, hope you have a very happy thanksgiving.
also the winner for the 600 follower is Jearise she has requested something for boy and girl or thanksgiving or christmas mini congrats to jearise

gobble gobble till you wobble blog hop winner is sherrie koning - baby girl mini in lime grn and pink

let's talk turkey blog hop Rhonda H.- a family mini
second day of hop winner Mindy e. princess castle

too all the winners probably wont get to them this week because of holidays but promise I will get to them. thank you so much and I will post when finished and tell you when I mail them.

hope everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving with family and friends.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

second day of lets talk turkey blog hop!!!!!!!

welcome back to the second day of lets talk turkey blog hop! First of all thanks to all that hopped with us yesterday. Hope your having fun. If you have just hopped in please go to amys our host she has some great gobble goodies to give away to a few of our bloggers. if you have come from colleen you are in the right turkey coop!!! Please have fun, and dont forget to visit amy's first
now on to my project today I have made a reciepe holder for all that cooking could make more than one and sit in front of you while cooking. I used a 2in binder clip pictured, covered the bottom with paper on both sides
turkey is from create a critter and he is cut out at 3 and a half in super easy, cute, and useful.
now for your next stop go to Theresa
here is the complete line- up
start at amy's
rhonda me

now hope you have had as much fun as we have unfornately it is time to fly the turkey coop!
I will announce winner of free mini album tommorrow, mon the 21st thank you amy for hosting such a fun blog hop and including me!!!!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Lets talk turkey two day blog hop!!!!!!!!!!!

hello and welcome to the Lets Talk Turkey Blog Hop! We are so excited that you could join us.
It is going to be a wonderful, fun two day blog hop! Please be sure to visit both days for the maximum ideas,fun,and chances to win! Our hostess Amy has some super prizes for a few hoppers! so be sure to check out all of those details on her blog!
If you have hopped from Colleen- then you have arrived at the right spot in the Turkey Coop! If you have popped in to visit, please take a trip back to Amys blog to start at the beginning, we have got a bunch of gobble-gobble goodness you will not want to miss out on any of the fun!
for my project today I have created a turkey centerpiece for my dinner table

I bought the pumpkin on clearance, I took four 12 by 12 pieces of scrapbook paper and accordian folded glued together to make a half rossette then glued to pumpkin.
I used create a critter the duck cut 2 at 8in cut off head and glued sandwich style on pumpkin stem. cut feathers 8 in also glued to pumpkin hand cut beak gobbler and the eyes are 2in circles cut in half made the bow and glued on. for a little character added a little feather at top of head.
I will be offering a mini album to one of the lucky bloggers picked out of the comments.
I will announce winner on monday 21st.
thank you again for visiting, for the next stop in the turkey coop, please hop Theresa now for the full line up just in case you get lost!

Rhonda http://www.scraphappenswithrhonda.blogspotcom/ me

thanks again for hopping with us remember to visit our host amy for all the gobble gobble goodies!!!!!!!!!!! See you tommorrow also for the second day.

gobble till you wobble blog hop today nov 19th

Welcome to the Gobble Till You Wobble Blog Hop, hosted by and Tina Time. We are getting ready for turkey day and will be sharing some great projects that include our favorite friend the turkey. If you have arrived here from Tina then you are in the right spot.If you have come by for a visit and want to join hop over to jeans Today I have a turkey treat for you it is a turkey favor box or gift box for some baked goodies or whatever you please. I will be giving away a mini album to a blogger friend will pick name from the comments will announce winner on sunday. To make this cutie I used sweet tooth cart the icecream cone cut (2d) at 11 and a half in.
then cut (2a) this is what I used for top of turkey box.(the head) also cut the feathers from this also the beak, wings and feet I drew and cut by hand.

heres what it looks like when it is open easy to get goodies out of.

heres how the back looks it is just the cut not folded makes great turkey feathers.

now for your next stop you will be visiting Georgiana

thank you for hopping with us today and keep on gobbling until you wobble!!!!!!!!!!!

heres the rest of the line-up incase you get lost along the way

thank you so much and hope you enjoy all the talent these ladies have to share, happy gobble day.

Friday, November 18, 2011

two winners to announce

I have two winners one from the thankgiving blog hop and the other from the 600 followers
from the thanksgiving hop lets congrats to mindy
and from the 600 followers winner goes to Lorby's world www.lorby'
now lets congratulate the ladies and I thank you for visiting my blog and all the comments and followers. As soon as you ladies email me your addresses and your idea mini album I will get started. enjoy and thank you. Tommorrow do not forget to join me for two blog hops for a chance to win two more mini albums see you then. hugs

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

wow I have 600 followers time for a free mini album give away!

oh wow I must of been sleeping I didnt know I had 600 followers how exciting to have so many blogging friends, I thank each and everyone of you. I would like to give one lucky follower a mini album of choice. Please leave a comment with what kind you would like and I will pick a name for this and announce winner this friday the 18th. thanks again it means alot. hugs

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

tyme for a blog hop today thanksgiving blog hop

Welcome to the Thanksgiving Blog Hop!!

Thanksgiving Hop

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything to be thankful for!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- From decorations to gift ideas and more, we hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

If you've hopped over from Lynne, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Trick-or-Treat FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Lynda's blog because...  It's always a TREAT to start at the start!! :)  This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

here is my project called Turkey Bribe!!!! treats in a bottle! I made this turkey bottle ( "bribe,eat chicken!) the turkey is offering candy so you dont eat him. ha cut a 10oz water bottle in half add candy then used packing tape to put bottle back together. add a 2in strip to cover tape cut turkey at 4in from create a critter punched holes on both sides of turkey tye around the bottle at top cut 1in circle put to: and from: your friend turkey!
now dont forget to visit all the wonderful talent on the blog hop they will be thankful.

Your NEXT stop is: Lisa!!

Thank you again for checking out my project...  Remember to visit all the stops for more chances to WIN (simply follow the sneak peek links below)!!

DAY ONE (November 15):

cuttin up with class challenge no.8

time for another challenge at using jani's cut -files or digis at To play along hop over and get yours to enter the challenge which is all about turkeys. I made this little box cut from spring holiday cards cart and used turkey cut file just added glitter and used a sunflower for feathers . super easy and cute little pick me up gift.

Monday, November 14, 2011

christmas layout

here is a layout for the challenge over at creative cutter room
hop over to get the sketch to follow and enter in on the fun. I followed the sketch and used accent essential cart and chipboard stickers. Pictures are of my granddaughters visiting santa.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

congrats to carol's creation winner of elmo mini album

carol at carol's creation entered her elmo invites over at and won first place for the first two weeks of our month long birthday challenge, so go enter for the second half ! this is the front of the mini.
hope you play along also. congrats carol.

Friday, November 11, 2011

mag challenge no52 simply charmed cart. pg 75

Its time for another challenge at This time use pg 75 from the simply charmed cart. I cut party(word shift) at 2 and a half in. cut shadow balloon at 2in horn 2in glue balloon on the a in party and party horn on the y. birthday confetti in green cut at 4in. now please come on over and join in on the fun.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

you dont want to miss this celebration at cricut couple!

cricut couple is celebrating 500 followers with some amazing give-aways, you wont want to miss a day! now hop on over and check out for yourself and grab their button for this wonderful and exciting celebration.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pilgram hat party favors for school

I made these cute little party favors out of blk cups they come in a pk of 50 and are a cheap way to give all the kids a special treat without breaking the bank. ha and they are fast and easy. these cups I bought have texture and lines so I cup top out first then followed the pattern on top of cup for the opening of hat. cut a 4 and 3/4 circle from george or whatever cart glue cup which would be the top if you were drinking now this cup also has a band which is what it looks like to me so just cut out a 2in square and a 1 in square and glue to front to cover letters up of cup name. now fill with candy and you are done. I did like 22 in about an hour.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

challenge no 38 at celebrate the occasion

today we are celebrating our veterans with a challenge I made this card cut 8 by 6 made rosette and cut our freedom using independence day cart added strips of red wht and blue to corner of card thank you veterans for giving us freedom. now wont you celebrate with us

challenge no.7 at cutting up with class

its time for another challenge using janis free cuts or digis just hop over at to get yours and join this challenge which is thank you cards she has free thank you letters and side step cards for you. to enter challenge no.7 just go to I used the cut-out files for this card and added paper flowers and fence to my side step card. this is my first time making one of these cards, so be nice! ha hope you join us.

Monday, November 7, 2011

vintage mini album belongs to rebecca winner of comment blog hop at dtc

rebecca dunham was winner of this mini for the comment hop at She wanted a vintage mini. this is the front.

some of the inside

more inside

this is the back. at decorate to celebrate we have a comment blog hop after each challenge. It is a easy way to win a mini. just have to comment on everyones blog that my partner amy has made easy for you to link too. enjoy becky

second mini prize for cindy from b-day blog hop

owl mini belongs to cindy little she won two minis at our birthday hop on nov 1st.
her first choice was a haunted house and the second was an owl. this is the front of the mini

heres pictures of inside the wings hold the pictures along with the feet.

and here is the back, hope you enjoy cindy and I will mail it out at the end of week. thank you for joining us for our birthday hop it was lots of fun.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

christmas mini album

this mini was made for the first place winner of halloween challenge at www.decoratetocelebrate. she wanted a christmas mini. this is the front it is really prettier than in the picture the glitter does not show up on here. karen entered a haunted house that was amazing vistit her at

heres the inside the bottom branch holds pictures

and this is the back. you too can win just go to decorate to celebrate enter in one of our challenges or comment blog hop it is that easy. this months challenge is all about birthdays. you can even enter card, layouts and alway party favors this is just a one month special with the cards and layouts to give everyone a chance. hugs

Thursday, November 3, 2011

congrats to scrappin c winner of two mini's from b-day hop

congrats to cindy lou of for winning the amy and rhonda birthday hop blog candy. cindy won two mini's one for her and one for a friend or keep both. she kept both. she wanted a haunted house and a owl mini which I am still working on. here is the front of the haunted house mini

inside pages

the fence holds the pictures and the label above is for writing on

here is the back for journaling etc. thank you cindy for hopping with us. to anyone who would like to win a mini our comment blog hop starts today at if you comment on all the blogs that amy has pictured so its super easy to do hop over. also this months challenge is all month long celebrating birthdays this time and this time only you can link up cards if you wish and layouts. wanted everyone to have a chance to win some wonderful prizes during birthday month. I turned 50 and amy 29 times? lol hope to see you there. hugs

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A big birthday party thank you

I would like to thank everyone who came over and partyed yesterday on our birthday blog hop it made turning 50 not so bad. ha I would like to announce a big thank you to these wonderful ladies who made my day so happy. they are in no particular order
audrey Kacee Norma Jean Liz sherrie Cally ann Tracie amy a lisa sheena
peggy sue and carri and to my best friend ever Amy my partner forever
Everything you ladies made was so beautiful and really touched my heart. I loved them all. Now lets dont stop partying hop over to and entered the month long birthday challenge, this time and this time only you can enter birthday cards if you wish. there are month long prizes popping up also. so dont miss it. hugs to all and thank you from the bottom of my heart. Oh yea I almost forgot the winner of the blog candy the two mini give away is Cindy lou from scrappin c congrats

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

rhonda and amy's birthday blog hop today nov 1st

Happy birthday to my dear friend amy, I made this card for her it says smile, inside says its your birthday, unfornately my granddaughter has done something with the card I had ready to mail. sorry amy this is what your card looked like. But I do have a gift for you and I will get it mailed. It is below this card.
just a note my post may be posted alittle earlier than the rest so if you visit them and dont see a project that is why, I just have mine set for this time always. that way I know for sure it will post. ha ha

Its your very own giraffe tu-tu bag Remember when we talked on phone and you said you loved that tu-tu that one of our guest designers made for her baby and you said you would wear one. ha well I dont have you here to measure it correctly so here is you a tu-tu purse for a tu-tu good of a friend. Now I want to thank you and all of my wonderful blog friends who have made this day so fun for me and amy. Hope everyone enjoys this special day as much as we will. Now lets get started with this happy occassion. and just a reminder we are celebrating all month over at so dont forget to link up your birthday projects you have made.

I will be giving away some candy for my birthday. If you are kinda enough to leave comments on all my special friends and become followers if you arent already I will put your name in drawing to win a free mini album for yourself and for you to give to a special person of your choice. so just incase your name is drawn be thinking of what you would like and what you think a friend or relative would like and make sure you know there address so I can suprise them from you. thank each and everyone of you for making this a special 50th for me and making amys birthday a special special day. hugs cant wait to see what all my friends have in store for me lets get hopping and party!

Once upon a time (okay, once upon two times nearly a decade apart), two girls were born... These girls were both visited by their fairy godmothers and granted very special talents... One was given the talent of creating the most beautiful mini scrapbook albums while the other was given the talent of creating some really amazing explosion boxes... Each of these girls would one day begin blogging, and this is how they would meet...Somewhere over the rainbow, you'll find the lovely Rhonda... Where scrap happens and paper flies... And somewhere near the zoo, you'll find dear Amy... Where giraffes prance and frolic to her heart's content... One day, these two lives collided and Rhonda and Amy have become forever friends!! Lovely Rhonda had this incredible idea for a new twist on a challenge blog, so she contacted dear Amy and asked her to take care of the "technical" side... For many months, they have enjoyed CELEBRATING the get-togethers and parties that make life fun by showcasing the DECORATIONS that others share... And THAT is how the Decorate to Celebrate! challenge blog began...Today, it's time to CELEBRATE good times and good friends with this "BIRTHDAY PARTY" Blog Hop and Birthday Project Link-Up that will last all month long!! Rhonda, who is turning the big 5-0 this year deserves a month-long celebration, don't ya think??? And Amy, who will forever stay 29 (for the 12th time) has always been a BIG believer in the "Birth-month Celebration"... Soooooo... After the hop has ended, you'll be able to create a "Birthday Party" themed project and LINK IT UP at the Decorate To Celebrate! challenge blog!! Usually, your entry needs to be a decoration or party supply, but THIS MONTH (and this month only), you can link up ANY Birthday Party project (cards, layouts, 3D Art...). We'll be giving out some Birthday Presents all month long, but you'll need to enter to WIN!! You'll find more details on the challenge blog... For now, let's get hopping!! :)Rhonda and Amy have assembled a few of their creative friends to join them on this Birthday Party Adventure through Bloggie-Land... Along the way, you'll find some incredibly creative projects to celebrate Rhonda and Amy... next stop Audrey then you are in the right spot!! If you have just happened upon my blog, I'd love for you to join the PARTY so CLICK HERE to start at Rhonda's Blog ( so you don't miss any of the FUN!!For my project today I made.... my project, your next stop will be... audrey however, before you go, be sure to leave a comment on this post so that you'll be entered to WIN the GRAND PRIZE!!Here's the entire line-up!! You'll finish up at where you'll be able to start entering YOUR Birthday Party projects for a chance at some Birthday Prizes tomorrow!! This challenge will last ALL month long, so we hope you'll join us for the CELEBRATION!!Rhonda (Our November Birthday Girl!!) Audrey Kacee Norma Jean Liz Sherrie cally ann Tracie amy Lisa Sheena Peggy sue Carri Amy (our dec. birthday girl!)
Decorate to celebrate