Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lynne's Pink Buttons and Bows Blog Hop

Welcome to our blog hop today!!! It's Lynne's granddaughter, Lily's, first birthday and what better way to celebrate is with a little help from friends and having a party! A beautiful baby girl with all pink buttons and bows thus we will be celebrating first birthdays using the color theme pink with a dash of buttons and bows not to mention a splash of blinng.

Sit back, grap a cupcake and punch and enjoy Lily's first birthday. If you just happened upon my blog by mistake, I want you to get your big girl shoes and panties on and start at the beginning which is Lynne at SEW, if you came from then you are in the right place.

For our blog candy, it is going to be a pink package with buttons and bows of course with a bit of splash of bling and Stickles by becoming eligible with just leaving a comment on each baby step along the way and becoming a new follower if you sew desire!! How easy is that!!!!

A Lily for Lily

I would have loved to get this card when I was a little girl.  Buttons, bows, flowers, pink!  What else could a girl want.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy First Birthday Lily! Your next stop along the way

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Football is on?

Happy Super Bowl!

And now moving on....

Valentines Day is around the corner.  And I had a ball making cards.


This stamp set is from Stampinup! and it is adorable.  I love the kissing flamingos.  I backed the image with paper flowers, and the sentiment is vellum, which I swipped the edges with ink.

Hope you all are enjoying your football, and that you have your eyes on someone to be your Valentine.  Do something very special for your Hunny this year - forget flowers, or chocolates.  (But not the cute cards!)  Make the gifts count, and make sure they are from your heart.

I love you, Frodo!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mad Hatter 60th Birthday Tea Party Blog Hop - DAY TWO!

Welcome to Lynne's Mad Hatter 60th Birthday Tea Party Blog Hop --- don't be late for this very important date and just to be sure you're not late, we're serving tea for not one day but two!! Watch out for rabbit holes, and those drink me and eat me potions as you must do them in moderation. You'll never know what you will see beyond the looking glass --- sew, sit down a spell and enjoy the talented ladies as we hop along in Wonderland. Warning, watch out for the Queen of Hearts as she is losing in the game of croquet and its off with your heads!!!!!

Rather than cake, crumpetts, tarts and cookies, we have blog candy and I mean some sweet treats that are being offered by our great sponsors:
- Pat Catan's has donated a $25 gift card for shopping at their store, if there isn't a Pat Catan's in your area, we can transfer that out for you
- Karber Digital Images at has offered 2 digital designs of the winner's choice
- Digi My World at has offered a $10 gift card
- SVG Attic at has offered a $20 gift certificate
- PSA Stamps at has offered a 1 stamper, 2 Peel & Stick packs of winner's choice. MSRP for each package is $55.
- Creative Kuts has offered a $20 Gift Certificate to
- Deborah Marie Foti of will make one of her original birthday cards, Crafty Friends Sentiments Large Sheet by AND $10 Little Scraps of Heaven Designs Gift Certificate

To be eligible by posting you must comment and post on each stop of our tea party along the way --- now remember to hold your pinky out when drinking your tea --- will that be 1 lump or 2?

If you stopped at my blog to just visit today, I don't want you to miss a single thing along the way and you need to start at the beginning which is two hares by the Cheshire cat who is grinning at you and that darn caterpiller smoking her pipe at!!!

I like this layout because the white letters fade into the patterned background.  If you aren't looking at it carefully, it only says "happy birthday".  Looks like the Cheshire Cat was here...

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed your tea and crumpets and your next stop is not Twiddledee and Twiddledum but

I'm late for a very important date...

DAY 2 January 29, 2012
Lynne -
April -
Jessica -
Robin -
JanetN -
Barbara B -   
Shannon M -
Tami -
Lisa -
Theresa -
Jearise -
Katie -
Jill -
Erin -  ~ YOU ARE HERE 
Tina -
Susan -
Kari -
Digi My World -
PSA Stamps -

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Muppets Back Together Again...REVISED AGAIN

Don't you just love remembering the Muppet Show that was on TV back in the 80's? The theme song still runs through my head!!!! The Muppets are just as popular as in the 80's with the movie that came out at Thanksgiving of 2011! The Muppets are Back Together Again. To show tribute to our love of Jim Henson's Muppets, this hop is dedicated to the Muppets Back Together Again!

My favorite Muppet is Animal!!! He is a free, crazy spirit, that doesn't give a hoot about grammar or vocabulary!

Sit back and recall your youth of the 80's and remember your favorite Muppet! And we have retro blog candy:
(1) Two 8.5 x 11 tie died paper, two 12 x 12 Groovy Baby tied die paper, Just Add self-stick peace sign gems, Scrappy Cat Peace Sign, Peace, wit bling, and Jolee's by You Dimensional New York Sticker along with a yard of some tie-die ribbon to "tie" your project together!! What a groovy candy for all you special people.
(2) We have some beautiful flowers that Shannon Leffew Keith makes at
(3) A paper piecing from

Be sure to remark on each of the hops along the way while we show you our favorite Muppet, with your remarks. Be sure to let us know who your favorite Muppet is.

If you just happened upon my blog today, I don't want you to miss any of the show!!! The hop begins with Kari at Go visit Kari and check out her phenomenal project with the muppets!

NOW, it's on with the show with Scooter and Kermit being the emcee . . . just don't pay attention to the hecklers up there in the private booth - they're just too opinated and OLD!!

Me Me?

My brother and his girlfriend of 9 years FINALLY decided to get engaged.  My Mother and I are throwing my future sister-in-law a Muppets-themed bridal shower.  Her favorite character is Beaker.

On the inside of the card, I put the translation:  Beaker is trying to say "You're getting married?"  I pulled the image of Beaker off Google Images and then matted in on Mulberry paper (love that stuff!).  The letters are from those sticker packs you can get from any scrapbooking store.

Here is the line-up in case you get lost...
Kari -
Susan -
Christel -
Lisa -
Shannon Leffew Keith -
Lynne -
Erin -

Last stop! Hope you had fun!

Have a Beaker-licious day!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

It is now 2012, and I am feeling empowered.  Hubby and I have re-prioritized our lives, and I see nothing but good things ahead for us this year.


Here's a toast to new beginnings!

My cousin is having a baby, and I needed a card to go with the gift.  I learned this technique in my Saturday Morning Club.  The sun and plants are on watercolor paper.  If you spritz - and I mean spritz, so get a spray bottle with a misty, thin spray setting - and then ink your stamp in the color of your choice, you can stamp onto the damp paper.  I love the way it looks.  It soaks up some of the ink and spreads it out a little.

I hope your new year is amazing.  I wish nothing but wonderful things for each and every one of you!

Ringing in the new...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

'Tis the season...

Well, the handpicked, live tree is dying (I am vacuuming EVERYDAY!).  I am eating my own body weight in cookies, catered lunches and chocolate.  I'm staying up past my bed time putting all the last minute touches on Christmas, until my eyes go cross.

'Tis the season!

I have been such a bah-humbug this year.  I have barely taken any Christmas photos.  I had to force myself to make Christmas cards to post and also to give to family members (the ones who got gift cards or scratch offs).  And the gifts were bought by Hubby, and I just slapped as much wrapping paper on them as I could stomach.

And now for the card... :)

Next Year's Tree

This little girl's got the right idea.  There's less needles to vacuum up.

This is a digi stamp from... well, I don't know.  Someone was handing out the kit at a crop.  But the best parts of this card are the jacket and the lights on the tree.  Print the Digi Stamp first on plain paper.  Then either print it again on patterned paper or trace the jacket part using the original stamp.  Stick it over the jacket on the original Digi Stamp.  It gives some nice texture.  Add glitter glue to the tree for lights.

Only a few days left until Christmas.  Can't wait until it is over!

(Just kidding!)

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Second time is a charm...

OK, so THIS is the card I was trying to put together when I went up into my scrapbooking room last week:


The string of lights is from the "3 Birds on Parade" Cricut Cartridge.  The front background is embossing and the back (back)ground is sparkle paper.

My other favorite Christmas memory is of Christmas Eve.  It is a tradition for our family to go to church for the Christmas Eve Candlelight Service.  All the lights go out, everyone lights one candle, and we sing "Silent Night" softly.  Then my family piles in the van and heads to Dunkin Donuts for donuts and hot cocoa.  The rest of the night is spent driving around Central Jersey, looking for the best Christmas Light displays.  One family turns their garage into Sesame Street, and right across the street is a Disney wonderland.

I hope your holidays are magical and full of amazing memories.

O Christmas Tree...