Friday, November 16, 2012

Birthday Blessings to Sally Blog Hop

If you are looking for the Turkey Trot hop please scroll down to the next post!

Welcome to Birthday Blessings to Sally blog Hop. Today is Kimberly Pate's mother birthday and it was thought to honor and cherish her mother by having a blog hop. All cards will be mailed to Sally in care of Kimberly.

Birthday's are a blessing especially if it is someone special. God grants blessings by giving us special people to honor. Kimberly Pate is a wonderful loving caring person which I am sure is due to the
wonderful parenting skills of her mother Sally. So, let's see how our wonderful group wishes Sally a happy birthday.

There is a wonderful line-up of birthday wishers:
  1. Kimberly ~
  2. Lynne ~
  3. Lisa ~
  4. Miriam ~
  5. Tami ~
  6. Anita ~
  7. Rachelle~
We have a special sponsor today to help us celebrate. She asks that you remark on everyone's site along with wishing Sally a very special birthday blessing! Then, head on over to visit her Facebook store at:

Just like her page, leave a comment that you came from this hop and you will be entered to win ten sets of half pearls and/or rhinestones of your choice!

If you have arrived from Lisa's blog then you are on the right birthday trail. If you just happened to stop and visit me, I am truly blessed and happy that you have but would love for you to follow the complete hop by starting with of course with Kimberly at

For my birthday project for Sally I have made her a purse. I tried to make a card, but my son ate the pearls that I had put on it, oh what pretty poop there will be in my future! So, I decided to make her a gift instead. I use the Cricut cart Tags, Bags, Boxes and More purse 2 from pg. 118 of the booklet. I cut it at 7" (tried 8" but it was too big to cut). I then glued super tiny, but super strong magnets onto the inside flap and the front of the purse as a closure. (Magnets will be available for purchase soon at Miriam's Crafting Supplies.) I covered the magnets with circles of paper cut with SCAL from the same paper as the purse itself. Then, I added a 10mm and 2 7mm rhinestones from Miriam's Crafting Supplies to jazz up the front a bit! There is a bit of lace as an accent on the back and as a handle.

 Your next stop along the way on our birthday blessings is Tami's blog.

Turkey Trot Hop 11/17

Friday, November 9, 2012

Calendar Girls for November, 2012

Welcome to our November Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The November unique holidays are:

The hop starts with Kimberly, You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!!

Lynne will be digging in her goodies for some blog candy for one lucky winner who comments on her stop along the way along with commenting what they are thankful for!!!!!

The line-up for November includes:
Kimberly -
Anita -
Lynne -
Lucy -
Jearise -
Janet -
Miriam -
Edwina -

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

November Holidays:
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month: Kimberly
National Diabetes Month:  Anita
National Aviation Month: Lynne
Military Family Appreciation Month: Kimberly
1 National Men Make Dinner Day:
2 Cookie Monster Day: Jearise
10: Marine Corps Birthday:  Anita
10 Sesame Street Birthday: Jearise
11 Veteran's Day: Janet
13 World Kindness Day: Miriam
14 National American Teddy Bear Day: Jearise
16 Button Day: Lynne
18 Mickey Mouse Day: Lucy
19 World Toilet Day: Miriam
21 World Hello Day: Jearise
22 Thanksgiving: Edwina
23 National Native American Heritage Day: Janet

When I think of kindness, I think of hugs. I searched everywhere, but I couldn't find an svg card of arms hugging which wad my initial idea. Since I am not artistically inclined I couldn't make one, but perhaps one of my bloggie friends may be able to come up with something (wink, wink). So, I searched around and ended up finding a very cute file to color instead. I tried to figure out where exactly it came from, but google images just seemed to have the image. The sentiment, "Kindness: You never miss an opportunity to make others feel good," is from Create with TLC.

My other day was World Toilet Day, definitely something to be thankful for. I felt this could easily be made into a friendship card. I created the toilet shaped card by resizing an oval and welding them with a small rectangle in the middle in SCAL. Then, I covered the top and made an open oval for the inside to complete the effect. I made my own sentiment, "I would hold your hair." It's pretty basic, but I felt any embellishments would just be gross... I thought about some swirly blue in the bowl, or some yarn as hair, but I couldn't bring myself to do those.

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on December 1, 2012 for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Circles Blog Hop

  • Circles are everywhere, everyday in our life. The earth is a circle itself. Okay, a sphere but close enough. Circles are in our drawings, paintings and all art and this blog hop celebrates the beauty of 360 degrees. Please join our crafters as they show the art of circles.

    Our hostess is Jearise of Lorby's World ( and make sure you start at her blog because she has a special give away going on and all the details are on her blog.

    Please leave comments along the way to show your support for these wonderful crafters and all the hard work they have done putting this hop of circles together.

    I am offering candy of my own today! I have just started selling some fun embellishments and a few other supplies through a page on Facebook, Miriam's Crafting Supplies! Head on over, like my page and leave a comment saying you are coming over from the hop and you will be entered to win 6 sets of your choice of color and size of circular (!) pearls.

    A fad went through the stamping world perhaps two or so months ago to make what are referred to as a triple stamp card. I used this idea to inspire my card for the hop today. I cut a circle card, made by welding two 6 1/4" circles with SCAL. I then cut out two more circles from the background color in 4 1/4" and 2 1/4". Then, I took a patterned wallpaper sample and cut out three concentric circles at 6", 4" and 2".  In order to add more circles, I used pearls (available in my FB store Miriam's Crafting Supplies) in the larger 7 and 10mm sizes. In the middle of the is one 9mm sunflower pearl. The sentiment is from TPC Studios Hot Air Balloon Collage set and is curved to fit a banner, so it worked very well for this project. I added some silk flowers and cut some leaves out using an svg (they were the roundest leaves I could find). I found the svg file

    Thank you for hopping today and please continue on to Lissa's blog.

    Here is the full line up
    Lissa Marie