Wednesday, June 27, 2012

challenge 28 at decorate to celebrate -bbq block party

welcome, I am glad you stopped over, dont forget to check out the rest of the dteams great ideas. hope you can join us also at For this challenge whats more fun then a bbg block party I made little table utencil holder and a shirt take home bag for leftovers. I used tbbno.2 to fit the page for the shirt utencil holder and for the shirt I just cut out the pieces and put a bib on the shirt that says. so good, you will want to wear some home. Ha  Now get your thinking caps on and join us for a fun challenge. hugs Also would like to announce we have a sponsor for our challenges, Lets give a thank you to  Priyanka for offering the design team at decorate to celebrate a chance to work with her free digis she gives us. The winner of each challenge will get a chance to go to her blog and pick out digi of choice plus get a free mini album by me. I chose this digi stamp called hugs to go with our bbq challenge i colored cut and added to my invite along with using block party cart for the grill hot dog the letters are stickers. Now what you waiting for twice the prizes. hugs

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

comment winner of last hop was sandy from the ukiah

 sandy was picked from last blog hop out of the comments, I want to thank everyone who takes time to leave a comment and visit. Sandy wanted something to journal in and keep lifes happenings in. So what better mini then a suitcase you can pack full of the times of your life. this is the front
 heres just a peek of the inside pretty much same but different papers.
and this is how it looks when open no rings, buckets shut and claps at end with brads. enjoy sandy.

Monday, June 25, 2012

winner mini album is finished!

 Diana over at Dl art entered our last challenge over at and won first with her cute mermaid invite. I came up with this vintage watch because time is all we have and lots of memories. Hope she likes it she wanted me to suprise her. This is the front of the mini a pocket watch
 this is the inside the little clock hands which are brads holds the photos and then you can write or whatever you please on the rest there is lots of room
here is some more of what it looks like. hugs and congrats diana I will send it out prob this friday.

bow hanger made for a birthday

 my granddaughter is invited to a birthday party this saturday so I came up with this gift for the little girl. I used paper doll cart for the top then tulle and made all the flower bows. this is a close up of the top she loves purple
 heres a close up of bottom. with the bows hanging from the ribbon
 heres a picture tryed to get it all I bought the wings on it at a garage sale three for a dollar so guess what I will be making one for my gd also. ha shes already picked her tulle out.
heres a close-up of the flower and ribbon bows I made.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

4th of july birthday card

Made this card for a friend which her birthday is on the 4th. Painted the background with water colors and chalked over with white and drew white lines lightly. cut a scallop from accent cart at 3in in white made a 2in rossette from the rosette cart the firecracker is a sticker and the stars I had left over from other projects. the front says celebrate and inside says with a bang!

Monday, June 18, 2012

just wanted to share some pictures from the pool party

 here are some of the party favors the little bags say fill up with goodies "Pail"
 each bucket has goodies just shovel out and put in paper pails
 here is the swimsuit banner that spells out happy birthday
 birthday cake pool theme
 here is a picture of set up tryed to get a picture of beach balls hanging in trees
                       and yes someone couldnt wait to get in pool. ha                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

winner of summer blog hop

thanks to everyone and visited my blog for the summer blog hop which I see I was the only one in it. ha but anyway I picked a winner for a free mini album and that is sandy sandy my main computer is down right now I am on my laptop. but you can email me with what kind of mini album you would like. it should be fixed by tommorrow I hope. ha   hugs and thanks to everyone who commented.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

summer time blog hop

 welcome to the summertime blog hop. Today I have made a clothes line of different colored swimsuits for a pool party/b-day party. I used everyday paperdoll cart for swimsuit cut at fit the page. I used blk letters to spell out happy birthday. the first suit begins with ha then the bottoms just have one letter on them then hung them up with clothes pins on a clothes line I made ties around a tree and under the porch post.
 here is the bottoms as you can see they are hung on a line I could not get the whole thing in the picture but I think you get the idea.
now I hope you get some inspiration thru the hop today for future pool parties are summertime parties you may have. for todays blog candy I will make the winner a mini album of choice all needed is to comment thats it. and I will pick from those names. happy hopping

Thursday, June 14, 2012

just want a little input if you have time please

As you know Myself and amy have a challenge blog at decorate to celebrate. We have noticed that our participates are down lately. We have tryed to put the challenges up some of you have requested. But as we look on other challenges we see that they are down also along with comments. Is there anything that we could do to make it better or is it just a busy time of year with summer no one has the time. We love all our blogging friends and in no way would like to loose any. If you have any ideas please let me know I am open to anything. Hope to see new and old friends join us at hugs  Also our design team is full of great inspiration so we want that to continue.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

today is the start of the 27th challenge at dtc and its all about july party

 Hope you will join us for this festive and fun july 4th challenge over at  Today I made a carry all box for all those things you need for your table when eating outside and watching fireworks. I started off with a sonic drink carrier and covered it all in white. cut 1 and a half red strips for stripes and glued them ontop of white. the blue stars sq is 3 by 3 and has glittered stars  and a sticker that says america the beautiful. I also cut 4th july from the independence cart at 2 in and glued on under the fireworks. the fireworks are toilet paper rolls cut in half wrapped in paper and glued on the tops are 2 in circles and the rope on top is perfect for the fireworks.
 heres a side view thought might be helpful if you want to make one.
and yes I decorated the other side as well only thing different is the sticker it says old glory but everything else is the same as front. hope you can join us for the fun and dont forget to visit our talented design team to see what they have come up with. you are sure to be inspired. hugs

Monday, June 11, 2012

a card for my dad

heres a card I made for my dad for fathers day. I used the fifties cart for the car cut at 2in the card is 5 and a half by four and a half. dad is stickers and stars are brads at top. inside says you are a classic dad.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

cathys mini album she won from dads blog hop

 thanks to everyone who hopped on the dads day blog hop. I picked winner from the comments and Cathy from MN was chosen. She has no blog so we will just have to congrats to her. She wanted a mini she could put her thoughts in and what she is thankful for. I chose to make this envelope mini so she can add plenty of journaling in the pockets. I hope she likes it. Its hard for me when I dont know what to make ha
 heres the inside  she can write on the tags for what shes thankful for.
here is the back. theme is thankful and blessed for the time I have and like time is presious, so be thankful. enjoy cathy

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

winner of this mini album is Kimberly from oz blog hop

 congrats to  kimberly she visited the oz hop and was picked out of the comments. She wanted something with pastel colors and flowers. What better than a hat with flowers of pink her favorite color. I hope you enjoy your mini KImberly her blog
 here is the inside of  hat pages photos go in the bottom of hat band
and the back. enjoy and I will be mailing soon. hugs

thomas the train mini album

 Me and my husband took our two granddaughters and our youngest son who just lost his baby to see thomas the train. This was kinda a cheer up gift for him to spend time with his little girl she is 2 years old. she loves thomas the train she had a blast. I bought the stamp and the stickers from the gift tent and came up with this simple but cute mini for the girls to look back on.
 here is the inside I am going to put there pictures inside the train on the left wrote how much fun we had and all the stuff we did on the right. I have lots of pictures I took just havent gotten them developed yet.
 heres the inside filled with goodies we got and the envelope holds the tickets we purchased and information pamplets they give out.
Aleeah my little gd colored the picture so I just had to add it too the book. shes 2 but did a beautiful job in my book. ha Just wanted to share with you. hugs

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

glenda's goodies winner at dtc dads challenge won mini of choice

 Glenda played over at our challenge for the all about dad challenge and won a first place on her wonderful banner. hop over to our blog and take a look. she wanted a mini for her daughter who was in a gymnatics red white and blue competition. This is what I made. First of all this is the front I used flag paper then used my sticker machine for girl on front
 here are just a few of the pages inside  using the theme red white and blue
 some more of the inside.
this is the back I hope your daughter enjoys putting her memories in it for many years to look at. I will be mailing out soon. thank you for joining us at decorate to celebrate.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bhawana here is your mcqueen mini you won

 Bhawana won blog candy awhile back on the mini blog hop. sorry about the lateness but alot of things have happened lately and now I am trying to get back to work on my give aways. She has a little boy who loves the mcqueen car so I made this mini for him. this is the front and I binded it and tied.
here is what the inside looks like thru out book added him some stickers and some fun trading cards.
congrats bhawana and I hope you enjoy it along with your little boy. I will mail it out soon. hugs

Sunday, June 3, 2012

blog candy winners from wiz of oz hop and dad's hop

congrats to the winners, blog candy free mini album of whatever you would like.
the winner from the wizard of oz hop was Kimberly her blog www.her
and the second winner from the dads blog hop is CathyinMn she hasnt a blog so cathy if you read this you have won and can contact me by email the address is on my blog. congrats to the winners and thank you for hopping on both hops hugs

Saturday, June 2, 2012

dad day blog hop

welcome to the blog hop all about dad. How fun will this be! I made dad a sun visor. Started off the the pattern I found on Otp.It was a free pattern. cut and sewed it together with heavy cardstock purple tiger stripes. the under is white cut a 3and a half in circle  and wrote wild about dad, my life long ad "visor" measured elastic and tied on. to make it stiff I painted the entire hat with declopage. now for blog candy I will be picking from the comments to make you a mini album of whatever you want. Now lets hop on to the other talented ladies and see what they have for dad.  Your next stop is:  Rachael!!

Be sure to visit all the stops -- I've included the line up below...  Thanks for hopping!!

1. Lynda J -
2. Lori ~
3. Misty -
4. Suzanne-
5. Claire -
6. Anita -
7. Rhonda -
8. Rachael V. -
9. Deborah ~

Friday, June 1, 2012

wizard of oz blog hop

welcome to the wizard of oz blog hop. Today I have made bottle cap magnets with dorthy and some sayings from the movie. I couldnt get just the right lighting so sorry but you can get the idea. the insides are cut at 1in circle punch and use accent to make glossy over them. I made these for my aunt she is visiting from louisiania and collects magnets Now for the rest of you who leave a comment I will pick a winner from them and you will recieve a free mini album of whatever you would like for the blog candy. Hope you will find the time to hop thru the rest of the hop and see all the great talented ladies on the hop.  If you'd like to see more of my Wizard of Oz creations, please scroll down...  Or if you're ready to hop forward, your next stop is: Suzanne!!

In the last WOO Hop, I made table centerpieces...  You can see more pictures and details by clicking on the picture!!
This is a WOO mini album made for a dear friend...  Click on the picture for all the details (and pics of the pages inside)...
This is a photo prop for a WOO party!!
The witch is certainly dead in this creative UPcycled project...
Another WOO mini album...
And a darling Toto basket and Dorothy shoe filled with candy!!
Thanks again for stopping by...  Here is the complete line-up in case you get lost or want to re-visit anyone!!

Lynne -
Carolyn -
Jamie -
Kimberly ~
Shelly -
Tami -
Amy -
Rhonda -  You are HERE!!
Suzanne-  Go here NEXT!!
Janet -
Berenice -
Susan B -
Gill -
Pamela ~