Wednesday, January 16, 2013

White as Snow Hop

Welcome to the White as Snow Blog Hop where the idea was to either create something that has white as a primary color or as the background. I'm sure some of these crafty bloggers got creative and combined both but you will only be able to find out by hopping along with us today...

Our hostess for this hop is Jearise from Lorby's World (link to - and it's a good thing to start at her blog because she has a special give away of her own and all the details are on her blog.

We also have a guest blogger, Anita from Anita and Bugs, who also has an awesome give away on her blog.

Our wonderful sponsor for today's blog hop is THE CUTTING CAFE so please make sure you visit their online store to see all the wonderful cutting and printable files they have.

The Cutting Cafe is giving away to one lucky winner 3 files of their choice. To qualify, you need to visit The Cutting Cafe store and then "like" The Cutting Cafe on FACEBOOK and let Regina, the owner, know that you came from the White as Snow Blog hop. I can tell you now that if you like printable sayings and cutting files, you will love her designs and she has specials going on all the time on her FACEBOOK page.

Now on to the hop...

I used Vanilla Cream Core'dinations card stock for the base of my card, then added some beautiful lace that is 5" high, some 5, 7 and 10mm flat back pearls and some mulberry roses. This card was simple to put together, but I find it to be very elegant. I meant to put the sentiment, "True Love" on it, but I couldn't figure out how to weld in MTC. The lace and pearls came from my supply store, Miriam's Crafting Supplies, and the roses came from my friend Adele Garcia who sells them!

Thank you so much for joining us today and your next stop is Jaime's blog.

Final Line Up
  1. Jearise ~
  2. Anita  ~~~
  3. Lucy ~
  4. Jessi ~
  5. Jenny~
  6. Tabetha~
  7. Penny (Kindred Hearts) ~
  8. Tee ~
  9. Miriam ~
  10. Jamie ~
  11. Lynne ~
  12. Amanda ~
  13. CallyAnn-

Friday, January 11, 2013

Calendar Girls January 2013!!

Welcome to ourJanuary Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Its absolutely amazing when you do a google search the interesting facts you may find. Such a find is special and unique occassions throughout the yea!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. As Neil Sedaka sang in his song "Calendar Girls" - "January you start the year out fine".

The hop starts with Edwina at You won't want to miss a single calendar event!!!!

The line-up for January includes:

January Occassions We Wish to Share:
  • Hot Tea Month - Edwina
  • National Oatmeal Month - Miriam
  • National Soup Month

3 Festival of Sleep Day - Vicky
3 Fruitcake Toss Day
5 National Bird Day - Lucy
6 Cuddle Up Day - Janet
8 Bubble Bath Day - Kimberly
11 Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend's Day -
12 National Pharmacist Day: Lynne
14 Dress Up Your Pet Day: Anita
15 National Hat Day: Jearise
17 Ditch New Years Resolutions Day: Tabetha
18 Winnie the Pooh Day -The Birthday of Winnie's author A.A. Milne: Lynne
20 Penguin Awareness Day:Anita
21 National Hugging Day: Jearise
21 Squirrel Appreciation Day- Tabetha
23 National Pie Day - Miriam
27 Chocolate Cake Day - Lucy
28 National Kazoo Day
29 National Puzzle Day: Lucy
29 National Cornchip Day -Janet
31 Backward Day

We have a super sponsor this month - The Stamping Chef, who has graciously offered 3 digis of the lucky winners choice who comment on the Design Team Blog at become a follower.

For my first holiday I did National Oatmeal Month. I love oatmeal and I eat it every day for breakfast, but I thought I needed to do something a little more fun for this project that a layout of me eating breakfast. So, I made a treat box for my daughter for Valentine's which has oatmeal cookies in it. The backing for the treat box was made out of a 5" by 7" card shipper (available from Miriam's Crafting Supplies). I took the side flaps off of it so that the sides would be open, put the whole thing on my Cricut mat and lined it up to cut a heart out of the front of the box using MTC. I cut it higher than I anticipated, so instead of transparency I used card stock to back it. Then, I cut the same heart out of paper and covered the kraft paper mailer with patterned paper (it is from a Recollections collection, I'm not sure which). I had to use a blade to cut the opening out of the back of the shipper to put the tab in to close it. The card stock I used to back it with is part of the scraps from my next project. Inside the box I taped a 5 by 7 cello bag (also available at Miriam's Crafting Supplies) that I filled with cookies and closed up.

The other holiday I made a project for was National Pie Day. I searched for a mini pie box svg and found this one at All Things Crafty and Delicious. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to make a mini pie, but those don't stay well, and I think that this will be my son's Valentine's Day gift, so that's ok. There is a piece of transparency over the opening on the top of the box. Instead of a ribbon in the slits meant for that on top I used twine.

I am entering these is the Creative Cutting Challenge - Valentine's Not A Card

Your next stop along the way of the calendar is Lucy. Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on February 9, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!