Monday, February 27, 2012


Welcome to the Shabby Accents Blog Hop!

If you have arrived here from (Michele Eickholt) you are on the right track. If not, please start (Theresa Neabaum )

The shabby chic style has been around for many many years, originating from Great Britain, where time worn items were showcased in most country homes. Today’s essence of shabby chic is to achieve that time worn layered vintage look from yesteryear by painting, distressing, dying or tea staining. Now we bring it to you right from our craft tables.

Please follow along as the following crafters showcase their handmade Shabby Chic Accents. Be sure to visit each blog, as each artist will be having a giveaway. Also, we have a couple of awesome sponsors who have generously donated for a “Grand Prize Giveaway”. Their shops are full of shabby goodness. To qualify, all you have to do is leave a comment on each blog.

Our Sponsors
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Now on to my project
I have made my daughter Haley this Beautiful picture frame. Chic and Shabby with a tint of Butterflies added to it. Her name means delicate Beauty and boy this has delicate written all over it.

I used Bo Bunny paper and Matching Bo Bunny Embellishments...

I used the Cartridge Art Nouveau for this Butterfly. It is cut at 2 1/2 Inches.

These flowers were made using Flower Shoppe and Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge.

These pearls and sticker above is from the Bo Bunny Gabrielle Dot Paper Collection.

Blog Candy:Pleasen comment  on everyone's Blog and WIN this BO BUNNY RUB ONS and Pretty Pink and Sparkley Jolee's Boutique Butterfly Stickers!

Your next stop is Janet Nagai  
  If you should loose you way, here is the order of the hop line up

I hope you enjoyed the hop. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Queen Of My Craft Room DT Challenge: LAYOUT THEME: FAMILY

Hey there it's time for another Queen Of My Crafroom Challenge:Layout:Theme is Family.

This is what I have made for my husbands Office...

There is a picture that I have taken at the hospital just recentley that had Haley,Ethan and Chris in it. I wanted to get that picture developed because that was a great picture of my family.

I just recentley got the New Art Philosphy Cartridge. I love this Cartridge a lot.
I also used the Ultimate Sampler for the words.. Families Are Forever!

I also used Flower Shoppe Cartridge. These flowers were all cut at 3 1/5 inches.

Well Hope you like my Layout. Make sure you come back tomorrow to see what I have made for my daughter Haley. It's special and a hint of what I made is... CHIC AND SHABBY!!!
It's for a Blog Hop I am in..
You don't want to miss out on this Special Event I am in!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Queen Of My Craft Room DT Card Swap: St Patricks Day/ Spring Card

Hey there I just wanted to share my cards that I had made for my DT card swap. We had to make a total of 10 cards that were all the same and then we have to mail them to our DT leader and then she sends us 10 different cards. I think this is such a fun event!

Well here is my Accordion Cards that I have made...

I made this card have a butterfly that was two tone look and added some Candi Bling to the side ....

Here is the inside of the card!

Hope you like this card and make sure you come back here to see some NEW excited HOME decor I am making soon, for a Blog Hop called CHIC AND SHABBY!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Crafting Day!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


The Winner's for This Blog Hop Are.....

Lisa Peter's if you have not read her Miracle Story please check it out.
You have won ...

The Winner for the Smash Candy Goes Too..

Theresa : She Said~
i knew after the first story i was going to need a box of tissues. every story is so touching and a true miracle. i would never be able to choose one that would deserve the cart over the other. so it's all up to you Melissa...sorry.

Please Email me Your addresses so I can mail these prizes out A.S.A.P

Please place in the subject box PRIZES ...
Congrats too you both!!!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Miracle Blog Hop!

Hey there I am Hosting this Special Blog Hop Today! What this Hop is all about is MIRACLES.  Miracles is anything that made an impact on your life and that God puts imprints in your life when you least expect it.
I am giving awesome Blog Candy ... I call it Smash Candy. I am giving away a Pink Smash Book, Roll of white and Black Polka dot Tape , and envelopes.

(NOTE: My Sister-In-Law is Erica and she is She sales Smash Books and things Really Cheap.. If you do not win this prize but would like to buy some please visit her site. She has Great Prices on Cricut Cartridges and many other items.  So don't  miss out! Go check  her web store out,and let her know I told you about it!)
To win these Items you have to go to EVERYONE Blog Hop and Comment and then check back here and leave a comment here and tell me who you would vote to win a Cartridge and one of these ladies will win a Cartridge from me!! In my eyes All these ladies are winners  and really made this a special day for me. Please check out all these ladies Stories and hard work.

Now on to my Miracle Story.....
 I have been living at the Ronald McDonald House  in Greater Cincinnati Ohio since December 26th, because my son Ethan who is 2 has been having breathing complications and I have been fighting each day to help my son get the care that he deserves. He is a 1 year Post Liver Transplant patient. His 1 year mark was February 18th. That is why I wanted to do this Miracle Blog Hop to celebrate his life and celebrate his Hero and Angel. My son was diagnosed with a rare liver disease called Biliary Atresia since at the age of two months old. My son was not born with no bile ducts and so therefore he had a kasi done which is a 4 hr surgery reconstructing his bile ducts and replacing them with artificial stints. My son needed a liver fast because he was not doing so good at the age 8 months and received his liver at the age of 15 months. My son had received a liver from a 4 year old little boy who had accidentally shot himself, because his father who was a sheriff worked long hours and did not lock his gun cabinet.His son had got into it and was playing with his twin brother and he accidentally pulled the trigger. I got the call on February 17th 2:15 pm from his liver transplant coordinater. I cried with tears of joy and sadness.Reality hit hard and I was thinking to myself, how can I actually be happy when a Mother and Father just lost there son and I am gaining my son back. I was in shock.... I felt guilty that I was the lucky one who's son was being saved,and there son could not be saved.
We spent two more months here at the Ronald McDonald House and then went home in May 2011. I had waited 9months 13hrs and 30 Min's for a liver. I am so ever so great full for my son's HERO and  Angel. I can not wait till I can meet this family and actually give them tears of happiness and tell them that there son will always live on...through my son. What We have been through is a Miracle... I have seen God work miraculous on my son and still works on him still to this day.
I almost lost my son three times just during this recent admission and God has shown me patients and  to have a voice for my son!  My son is a Miracle and so is his donor. I have made this  flower arrangement and vase for my son to remember his donor and date!

Green is the Liver Organ color and so I made the Daisy's out of the cricut quilling tool and I also made the Ribbon and date from vinyl. This is my very first time using vinyl.

Now please do me a favor think about Organ Donation! Do you know how many lives you can save! Think about it and the next time you get your ID card or Donate Blood and they ask you if your a donor..just think about it. Think about my Ethan's story and millions like his...

Now the next stop is the fabulous Lisa T. So what are you waiting for Hipity Hop... and enjoy and embrace these stories and don't forget to stop back here and tell me who you vote and leave some love at each one you hop to.Thank you very much for stopping by!

Here is the line up in case you get lost ..

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Queen Of My Craft Room Challenge: Card Challenge with Bling, Sparkle and Ribbon!!

It's time for another Challenge from Queen of my Craft Room Challenge. This is actually my first post for this DT that I am part of. This Challenge was so much fun. I love Bling, Stickles and Ribbon . I did forget the Stickles though. I actually read the Challenge wrong but I still gave it a shot. Now after you check my card out make sure you vote for mines lol.. These girls that are on this DT are so Talented so make sure you don't forget to check the rest of the DT's cards out after.

Here is my Card:

I hope you like my card and please don't forget to check back tomorrow for my Special Blog Hop... I am hosting my very first Blog Hop called Miracle Stories. Please come and check it out and you could win a chance to win some Smash Candy!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Scrappy Emt's Design Team Monthly Blog Hop!!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!Hey There Thank you for stopping by.. If you have just came from the fabulous Marleen's Blog than you are on the right track. If you have accidentally came Hopping by and stumble across my blog and would like to start from the beginning please go to Kimberly's Blog.We were asked to make a project using Hearts, Black, White, Pink and Red. We each  made some wonderful projects for everyone to see. Please stop by each members blog and check out all the wonderful creations that they have made to share and see...

Since this Valentines Day is  my Husband and I's first Valentines Day as a Married couple .. what better way than make him a card and show him how much he means to me. I made this card for my Chris..

Instructions  How to make this Easel Card:

Take a 4 inches x 8 inches scrap paper and score using a score board at the 2 inch mark and 4 inch mark.

Take a 3 3/4inch x 3 3/4 inch scrap paper and use the Martha Stewart border punch and punch all four sides.

Take a 1 1/4 inches x 4 inches and use the Martha Stewart punch and just punch the bottom of the paper. Cut a piece of black cardstock at 1/2 inch by 4 inches.

Then put it all together by adding embellishments. This Easel Card was simple and really cute. Try making one for your hunny or for just for fun.

Thank you for joining us for our Monthly Design Team Blog Hop.. hope you come hop with us again.. come back weekly and check out what we all create for our weekly post

Hope you all have  a wondeful Valentines Day!

Here is the line up...

1. Kimberly ~ 
2. Nicolette ~
m 3. Dana ~ www.

4. Marleen ~

5. Melissa ~ ~~~HERE~~

6. Audrey ~


Saturday, February 11, 2012

For Someone Special!

Hey there I have been busy trying to take care of my sick son.. On my free time I try to craft as much as I can. Hug stress reliever.  My friend Missie and her daughter Taylor who will be 18 battling a rare disease. There are only 7 people in the world that has her disease. Living at the Ronald McDonald House really makes you appreciate life and everyone here is like family. We all are fighting for our children's Life.
So Missie asked me if I could do her a favor and make a flower arrangement out of fake flowers and a card. I told her absolutely. So this is what I made using the NEW Cuttlebug Quilling (Daisy) Kit. I bought it for 19.99 at Micheal's.. Great price.

These are made out the daisy quilling kit.. Taylor's favorite color is purple.. so this is what I made. I am happy with this.

Here is my card that I made her...

Well hope you all like my cards and fake flowers gift for Taylor.
Stop by soon to see what I have made for my Design Teams and My Blog Hop is going to be on February 20th. Great Blog candy and Great Creations made by some really talented ladies! Have a great crafting night!
Don't forget to leave some love for me!