All of us have a little bit of Creativity inside us!!! Let me show you how to find it!!!!















Saturday, May 28, 2011

OWH: Memorial Weekend Bloghop

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Welcome to my Blog, and the OWH: Memorial Weekend Bloghop! If you've come from visiting Sandy you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at OWH.


I made this card using all supplies from Close To My Heart!!! This inspired me to get back into making cards for our men and women who are overseas sacrificing their lives so that we can have the freedom to live ours. Please make sure that you leave a comment and I will be giving away a set of acrylic stamps from Close To My Heart! The winner will be chosen once the blog is over. Thanks!!!
The next stop on the hop is Syvlia: http://bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-post_28.html. Happy Hopping!!!



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Birthday Card

This was a birthday card I sent to my grandmother for her birthday. She couldn't believe that I did it myself. She kept asking me if I bought it from someone. I got the pinwheel idea off of Operation Write Home. I used paper from Close To My Heart and the stamps are from Close to My Heart too. It just goes to show you that with the right tools a person can bring out their creative side and their family would be amazed. I was a little bit afraid at first to try and do the pinwheel, but once I did I enjoyed it so much that I am using it on my cards for my SWAP in June. So come back in a couple of weeks for more pictures using this technique.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Summer Themed Blog Hop

Welcome to my Blog, and the Summer Themed Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Brynn at http://www.flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com/, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com.  This blog hop is intended to help you in the mood for summer... I know that weather hasn't been all that helpful to many of us, so maybe crafts can help us get in the summer spirit!   So sit back, and enjoy the hop!

My card was made using the Mayberry Paper from Close to My Heart and the Summer Days stamp Set (B1375). I also add some little embelishments to the back to kind of make the card more my own. Enjoy!!! Make sure that you leave a comment and become a follower of my blog. Your next stop is Deborah at http://www.scrappingmamma.net/.

Here's the lineup:


























Sunday, May 15, 2011



Stamp Fairy.com is giving this away when she reaches 800 followers. So go on over and sign up.

Libster Blog


The Liebster Blog award is given to bring newer blogs into the light.
Thanks so much,Brenda from Random thoughts of a Scrapbooker, for thinking of me! It's a great way to share blogs that might not otherwise have been noticed and should be! As recipient you must share the love and pass it along to others, as well as these four things:

1. You must post on your blog and tell a little about the award and
announce your 3-5 picks.
2. Let those know you have chosen them.
3. Copy and post the award on your blog for all to see.
4. Have fun and continue to inspire

The 3 recipients I have chosen for this award are, in no particular order...

1. April Nourse at Curls and Grins
2.. Nicole at Nicole's Creative Zone
3. Theresa at Purple Turtle Sonja
So girls, collect your award and spread the love around!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward
I found this over at Deb Foti's Scrapping Mamma  .. she is doing this pay it forward.. so I thought.. what a great idea.. :)
"Pay It Forward" is the idea of blessing someone with a random act of kindness without expecting anything in return. It’s passing on a kindness, hoping that your recipients will do the same, and forming a never-ending chain of goodwill. But it isn’t only kindness, it is also a means to connect and share instead of just keeping it to ourselves.

"I promise to send an original creation to the (1st) 5 people who leave a comment here. They must, in turn, post this on there blog, and send something they make to the 1st 5 people who comment on their status."

Here's what you need to do:
1. Leave a comment on this post. I will send a handmade gift to the first 5 commenters.
2. Create a post on your blog offering the same.
3. Send a handmade item to your first 5 commenters.
4. It must be sent to your 5 people sometime in 2011.
Please do not sign up unless you are fully committed to making your 5 items!

2nd card for card swap

Here is my second card for the card swap that I am in. I wasn't that happy with it. I wanted to add more but was afraid that it would look way tacky. I used Mayberry paper and June's SOTM from Close to My Heart. Interested in these products check out my website at http://www.gracefulcardmakers.myctmh.com/.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

First card for May swap

Well we have been busy making lots of cards this week. This is first of the many pictures that I will be putting up over the next couple of days. This card is for my card swap group that I am in. I used the June SOTM with the Mayberry papers. You can get this card for $1.75 each or 10 for $13 or I would be happy to sit down and show you how to make it for free. Watch for more cards to come.