Friday, December 14, 2012

Card Swap Hop!

The best way to brighten a person's day is to send them a card and the holidays give everyone the perfect excuse to do that. When you add talent to the mix, you have the perfect hand made holiday card to brighten any day.
That is what this hop is about. We have gathered some of the most talented card makers around to bring holiday joy to each other while showing off their talents. Some of the crafters know each other while others have met for this first time in the Christmas Card Swap group.
Today some of the these wonderful ladies will be showing the cards they made. We hope you will join us to see how talented these crafters are and to get inspiration and ideas for your own holiday cards.
Please begin your hopping at Lorby's World for she has a drawing with some special holiday bling and string to give one lucky winner. All the details on how to get qualified are on her blog.
Now on with the cards and holiday cheer...
 I have made a Spring Card!
Here is the link so you  to can make one....
( Sorry the lighting is so bad)
Thank you for hopping today and please continue on to Shelly Lynn

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Stepping Stones! Happy Birthday ETHAN

Ethan is my little boy who Has been through a lot in the past 3 years! He went from being the  most beautiful and  dark haired little angel you could possibly imagine! Then at two and half months my baby was jaundice and we  found out that he wasn't born with bile ducts! So the doctors did a surgery called a Kasai whitch is the reconstruction of his bile ducts. This surgery helped him out till he was 8 months old and then had upper GI bleeds and he was critical condition! We were life flighted to Cincinnati Ohio and that's where it took us 9 months waiting for a miracle.... A child from another mother saved my child's life. We will NEVER forget FEB 17th 2011! I praise God and I pray for that family who lost there angel to save my angel! If you scroll downwards there is some information for Biliary Atresia !! Also I made a video for you all of my precious baby! 

Biliary atresia results in a progressive inflammatory process which may lead to cirrhosis of the liver. The infant looks normal at birth but developsjaundice after the age of 2 to 3 weeks with yellowing of the eyes and skin, light-colored stools and dark urine caused by the build up of the pigment called bilirubin in the blood. The abdomen may be swollen with a firm, enlarged liver. Weight loss and irritability develop as the jaundice increases.
There is one case of biliary atresia out of every 15,000 live births. Females are affected slightly more often than males.
The preferred treatment is to attach the small intestine directly to the liver at the spot where bile is found or expected to drain. Bile flow is re-established in approximately 80% of infants who are operated before 3 months of age. Of these, about 50% will have some bile drainage and as many as 30% will have complete bile drainage. About 20% of infants will not be helped by the procedure. In these cases, the only option is a liver transplant.

My brother and I worked hard making this Video of Ethan! Hope you enjoy it!

We do have a few Generous Sponsors for you all today! 


Sherri Baldy Stamps- Is giving away 3 Digi Stamps

Monica Scrapstreasures- Giving away 6 flowers and Ribbons

In order To be eligible to WIN you Must Comment on EVERYONES BLOGS and FOLLOW ALL THREE SPONSOR's BLOG and please THANK THEM! 

I want to thank you all for stopping by and please come back on the  Nov 24th to see one of my 12 days od christmas posts!!! 

JEARISE is your next stop! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Magic Birthday!

  Welcome to Foster Kids Birthday Party's Blog Hop!  If you came from fabulous Shawn Moschl ike to  start from the beginning please stop at  Jennifer Restivo!
Many of you may be familiar with CardMonkey's awesome banner hops for kids... I was so inspired by them that I wanted to find another opportunity to do good with my crafting. I happened upon a volunteer at Birthday Magic at a work event & followed up with them. They loved the idea of handmade birthday banners, so I put out the call and I was lucky to have 15 awesome crafters join me! So today you will get to see everyone's creations!

If you've never heard of Birthday Magic, you can see their site here -
BirthdayMAGIC is a program of the Volunteer Center of Sacramento, which provides personalized monthly birthday parties to children currently living in Sacramento area homeless shelters, transitional living facilities, community programs or residential treatment centers.

The goal of BirthdayMAGIC is to brighten the lives of children by providing fun, meaningful and memorable birthday parties during what can be an awkward and challenging experience in their lives.

Each month, children living in these shelters will celebrate birthdays – through financial support, volunteer help and the BirthdayMAGIC program, these wonderful children will receive a birthday party thrown in their honor.

For more information on sponsoring a party please contact us at or call (916) 567-3100.

I'm looking forward to dropping off all the amazing banners For them to use in the parties!
So now, sit back & enjoy all the great banners!!!

Here is my Banner I have made!

Full Banner
Well this was the banner I have made. Hope I put a smile on there faces! Please stop by in the next couple WEEKS!
Thanks for stoppimg by!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Snowman Box

Welcome to another Project Tuesday for CreativeKuts2 DT!
*** SALE * SALE * SALE ***Spend $10 or more at the CK2 Store and get HALF OFF your entire order!!!
Use Code ~ FALL
Now thru Nov 30, 2012
This Box is Perfect for children's parties or even Gifts! If you are interestd in buying this Creative2 File please go HERE
Creative2 Snowman File
Christmas Recollection Paper
Pink Ink (Cheeks)
White Gel Pin ( Highlight nose and eyes)
This file was entered Creative Cutting Challenge-~Challenge #5 Not A Christmas Card!
Please don't forget to  Check out the New Fall and Winter Files!!! HERE
Please take some time to visit the Creativekuts2 Blog and Creativekuts blog and keep up with all the great New Files and Challenges! Feel free to FOLLOW my blog as well for some upcoming projects and events!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Autumn Blessings Blog Hop

Ladies here is the button for this hop.
Hey there and Welcome To "Autumn Blessings Blog Hop"!
If you came from the Fabulous Sue-Ann then your at the right spot. If you happened to start off here and would like to start from the beginning please click here! You do not want to miss any of these ladies fabulous work and not to mention they all worked extremely hard on there Creations!
 I love fall! Leaves falling and the brisk cold air with the smell of burning wood! I just love to take walks and just look at all the beautiful colors of the leaves! Its amazing what nature can do!
For my project today I wanted to make a center piece for my dining room table. I absolutely love vintage! I love old books and something about that old BOOK smell!  if your a reader do not read on lol...because I recycled my old baby sitters clubs books and you may have a heart attack!
sorry my computer was acting up so I couldn't get any close ups of it!
Colorbok Inks
Old books
Hot glue gun
gold embossing powder
Branches from outside
I looked these up on Google..Unfortunately I can not find the links..So I would like to give credit to the person that I took these ideas from so if your the person that I came across these projects from can you please let me know so I can give you the proper credit!
Well I hope you like this idea!
Come back Tuesday so you can see what I have created for CreativeKuts2 Design Team!
Thanks again for stopping by!
Your next stop would be  Lisa


Monday, October 29, 2012

Tree Box Creativekuts2 File!!!

Welcome to another Project Tuesday for CreativeKuts2 DT!

 *** SALE * SALE * SALE ***
Spend $10 or more at the CK2 Store and get HALF OFF your entire order!!!
With this sale you can really stock up some goodies for your file stash!!!
Use coupon code pumpkins
Sale extended until October 31, 2012 at midnight

Christmas Tree Box
Below are the supplies to create this Tree Box
Recollection Christmas Paper
Ribbon (Stash Bin)
Liquid Aplaque (3D Snow effect)
Stickles (Glitter Effect)

Don't forget CreativeKuts2 is having a HUGE SALE Going on Now till OCT 31st!! You do not want to miss out!!! Check it out HERE!
Please take some time to visit the Creativekuts2 Blog and Creativekuts blog and keep up with all the great  New Files and Challenges! Feel free to FOLLOW my blog as well for some upcoming projects and events!
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pumpkin Fest Blog Hop!

Welcome everyone to our Pumpkin Fest Blog Hop!

If you came here from Janet  then you are in the right place.  If you just happen upon my blog, please start at the beginning at Creative Kuts to join in on the fun.
Check out all the wonderful projects created by members of our creative teams from files located in our store at ( and

This is a one day blog hop and appreciate you leaving a comment to encourage these talented ladies to continue sharing their ideas and creations. We're so excited to be doing this hop to share with you projects from some very talented ladies. We also are taking this time to remind you to check out our newest website: Creative Kuts Monthly Kit Klub at http://www.creativekutsmkk.comcom/. Here we offer you quick layout kits which will include all the paper and paper pieces needed to create some adorable layouts. All you will have to do is add your pictures and any special touches of your own after completing the kit.

So let's get started!
1. Visit each member's blog and leave a comment.
2. Let us know how you enjoyed the blog hop on our facebook Creative Kuts Fan Page

More great opportunities:

Here’s your chance at winning the Sizzix 17-Piece Texture Boutique Value Kit when we reach 300 Followers.  Go here
You must be a follower of our Blog and leave a comment saying so & be a follower of our Sister site,   These are a must for any entries to count.
Extra Entries  
1. Blog about this on your blog with a link back to here, leave another comment here with a link showing you did
2. Post on your Blog Sidebar with a link back to here, leave another comment here with a link showing you did
3. Like us on Facebook at leave a comment there that you are a fan and coming from CK2 Blog
4. Visit our Store and leave a comment here saying what your favorite file in the whole store is.

This is a 17-Piece Texture Boutique Value Kit to be given away when we reach 300 Followers on our sister blog  For many other chances to win on the sizzix drawing be sure to stop by.

Even more: Have a chance to win a Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine

For more details check out Creative Kuts Wonderful World at

And now for my project:

I hand cut the Scarecrow Pumpkin Photo Frame  out by hand and added it this to my layout. I wanted  be it to be the  focal point so I cut three layers  of  plain card stock (Brown, Beige, and Black) and then added the frame to it. Then I used Art Philosophy and cut the Letters out. I wanted to cut another pumpkin so I Just used the same pumpkin from the file. I love this Scarecrow Pumpkin photo frame file. If you do too you can go to the store and buy one for ONLY 3.00! If your interested please go HERE! Thanks for stopping by today!


Your Next stop is Miss CONNIE

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Altered Journal Blog Hop!

Hey there and happy Friday I don't know about you but this is a perfect day to showcase wonderful Altered Journals. These talented ladies  have worked extremely hard to make these Journals. I hope you are inspired and you too make one yourself. Just be careful extremely addicting!

Journals are so personable they even maybe your bestest and loyal friend! They don't spill the beans and they also  know how to keep secrets!
 I have many journals  from over the years and when my children find them they will laugh, cry and most of all know all my thoughts! I have a journal that I have written in while my son who is almost 2 years post liver  transplant was on the journey fighting for his life. I wrote things that was so hard to explain to a person who had no idea what  was I going through. I couldn't really explain the difficult times and horrific moments to someone because I thought if I did lose my son "God Forbid" then that's not how I would want anyone to remember my little Ethan! When I made this Journal the thoughts that went through my mind was how can I show you all how I got through these trying times.. so here it is!


Art Philosphy Cricut Cartridge( Flowers)(Faith)
Old Book( Paper0
Inks ( Tim Holtz)
Embellishments( Buttons) ( Charms)

We do have a sponsor for you today
Here is my badge.  I will be donating 2 Cuttlebug Folders.
She has been very generous and she is giving away TWO Embossing Folders
and 10 Colorbok Embellishments!

Rules To Win These Items:
You must comment on EVERYONE Blog!  Also if you want you may follow Blogs but it is not a must!

Alright lets get this hop started! Your first stop is fabulous Ashely W.

Here is the Line-Up Just in case you may get lost on your way!

Thanks for visiting and Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

"Whats On Your Desk"

I am on a NEW DESIGN TEAM Called Crafty Card Gallery! Here is my First Post!

I would like to share my first project I created for the Crafty Card Gallery design team challenge of "What is on your desk?". For this challenge we couldn't go out and buy any scrapbook paper, embellishments or new stamps. The team had to use what we had on hand or on our desk.

Yes My desk is a mess! I am thankful I have a desk to craft on!
I used my Tim Holtz Stamps that I have never used and they were still in the package. So this is what I have made

Crimped Envelope Pocket Card!
  • A2 size Envelope
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Crimper
  • Adhesive
  • Stamps>>(Tim Holtz )
  • Cardstock (for insert)

If you Like this Card and would like to make one here is the Link That found this card at! HERE

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card that I have made!
I ma hosting a blog Hop this Friday called "Altered Journal". Hope to see you here!

Bap #39 Creativekuts File! Believe Mini Album

Hey there and welcome to another Awesome Bap (Build A project) from Creativekuts. If you do not know what a bap is. Its a FREE File that CrerativeKuts giveaway. The Challenge is you ask for a bap by emailing on Monday or Tuesday and then do the project and post it to Creativekuts post Group by Sunday! You do this and you will get a File that is FREE every week.... If something comes up and you miss out and you can not get the project done in time.. No worries you just miss out on the fun for the following week but than you can receive another the week after that! So what you waiting for come join in all the fun!

Here is my BAP #39 BELIEVE Mini Album!

Thanks for stopping by and come back tomorrow to see my first Post for my NEW Design Team I am on! The Card that I had made is Awesome! You do not want to miss out!

Thanks again for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Surprise Pop-Up Card!

Hey there and Happy Tuesday! Today I wanted to share with you a Quick and easy Card! This is a CreativeKuts2 File! *Note* Coming Soon to the Store!

This is such a cute file!

Surprise Pop-Up Card!

CreativeKut2 Penguin File
Brown Card stock
Christmas Ribbon
Pink By Design : Old Time Christmas Sentiment

Remember this file will be coming soon to the store... Check out other 3D files!!!

Please stop by again this Friday for my Altered Journal Blog Hop that I am hosting! Blog Candy will be given away! Have a wonderful Day and thanks again for stopping by!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Home Decor and More

Welcome to the Home Decor & More blog hop presented by Cicily the Pink Dalmation Scrapper.
If you came from the fabulous Cicily then you're in the right spot. If not, then start at the beginning with Pink Dalmatian.
DIY Home Decor is all the rage & now with tools like Pinterest we can be inspired & instructed on just about anything. So why not take those craft supplies & create something unique & decorative in our homes, inside or out? Sit back, relax, pin any & all inspiration & see what we've created!

I am a Pinterest Fanatic! My last name is Pinter and I have people always asking me if I came up with Pinterest! I laugh and say I wish! 
 I wanted to share with ya'll my vintage wreath! I found a picture similar on pinterest under paper book wreath!

Here is My Vintage PaperBook Wreath!

  • Old Book
  • Sampler cricut Cartridge (Mother's Day)
  • Lacy labels Cricut Cartridge
  • Black and Beige Cardstock
  • Hot Glue Gun
This wreath was so simple and fun! It took just under an hour.
So I first took Lacy Labels Cricut Cartridge and cut a 6" Circle. Then I cut the silhouette image from the Sampler Cricut Cartridge at 5 3/4". Glued the two images together and then glued it on the circle.
Then I took an old book and ripped a page and made a cone . Then I  hot glued the  pointy piece to the back of the image. I continued to fill the entire circle up and then I added a second layer to the wreath!

I really hope you try to make one for someone special or even for yourself. This wreath looks so amazing in my room! Christmas is just right around the corner and this would make a great gift!
Thanks for stopping by .. make sure you leave me some love and tell me what you think??

Your next stop is miss LisaMarie