14 August 2015

School rules Blog Hop

Welcome to the School Rules Blog Hop!


School has started in many places!  Join us as we fill our backpacks with pencils, rulers, and notebooks of every color.  Showing off projects to inspire kids and their mothers, because School Rules, you can see it on our faces!

You should have come from Veronica, but if you need to go to the beginning of the line, Connie Can Crop is the line leader on this School Rules Blog Hop.  This is a one day blog hop, and I appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these fantastic ladies who are here sharing their school themed ideas and creations.  


I have a fantastic sponsor for this hop, The Paper Nest Dolls!!  They will be giving one lucky winner a $15 gift certificate to spend in their fabulous shop!  Be sure to check out their adorable stamps at The-papernest.com.

What do you need to do to win?  Easy . . . become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  

You have until 12:00 a.m. Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I'm highlighting a school wreath (and my six-year-old son!) I made for my front door last year.


I took a simple styrofoam wreath and some school fabric, then I used a glue gun to adhere the fabric to the styrofoam.  I added the yellow mesh as a hanger and took some school supplies I knew my son wouldn't use and glued them to the front of the wreath and on the edge of the chalkboard.  I love having the chalkboard, because I can just erase and write the grade level on it each year, and it serves as a first-day-of-school photo!  I also entered this in my county fair this year, where it won a blue ribbon and was considered for Best of Show!

I hope you're enjoying the hop so far!  Up next is Holli.

Here is our complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

1.  Connie
2.  Angela
3.  Alicia
4.  Rebecca
5.  Haidee
6.  Veronica
7.  Ashley
8.  Holli
9.  Daphne
10.  Sharon
11.  Lisa
12.  Cindy
13.  Jenny
14.  Audrey
15.  Jessica

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!




25 July 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop--Day Two

Welcome to Day 2 of the


Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas.  Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two, and even a couple of great decorating ideas.

We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year.

We'd like to say a HUGE THANKS to


and they are giving away


All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.  That's it!  It really is easy.  Of course, we would love it if you became a follower, too.  Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).  Please email Debra with your order to receive the proper discount.  Now on with the hop!

You should have arrived here from the Card A Day Challenge Blog.

I always like to have my Christmas cards made ahead of time, so I'm going to be sharing a Christmas card I've made.


I love Snoopy, so when I found this wood stamp in my stash (I'd forgotten I had it!) I knew I just had to use it.  I added some white glitter around the bottom of Snoopy's dog house for the snow and colored in the lights with my markers.  It probably took me less than fifteen minutes to make this, which is AWESOME.  The quicker the better when it comes to having to make a bunch of cards!

Your next stop is Barbara.

Here's today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Theresa ~ http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
Card A Day Challenge Blog ~ http://cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com
Ashley ~ http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com (THAT'S ME!)
Barbara ~ http://barbarab3.blogspot.com (GO HERE NEXT!)
Kim ~ www.katydidcards.com
Robin ~ http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com
La-Vie ~ http://cestla-viedesigns.blogspot.com
Aisha ~ www.londonskyedesigns.net
Charmangne ~ www.sanurascraps.blogspot.com
Debbie ~ www.pawstoscrap.blogspot.com
Nana's Scrap Spot ~ www.nanasscrapspot.com
Sandy ~ http://simplycraftycreationsbysandys.blogspot.com
Holli ~ http://sunflowerHolli.blogspot.com
Audrey ~ www.kricutkreations.blogspot.com

Hope you've enjoyed the hop and gotten some great ideas for holiday projects!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!


24 July 2015

Christmas in July Blog Hop--Day One

Welcome to Day 1 of the


Get ready for some great ideas that you can start creating now for Christmas.  Along the way today, you'll find card and gift ideas, a scrapbook layout page or two, and even a couple of great decorating ideas.

We hope this hop gets you in the holiday spirit a little early this year.

We'd like to say a HUGE THANKS to


and they are giving away


All you have to do to win this fabulous prize is comment on each of the blogs.  That's it!  It really is easy.  Of course, we would love it if you became a follower, too.  Comment buttons can be found at the bottom of the post (on most of the blogs).  Please email Debra with your order to receive the proper discount.  Now on with the hop!

You should have arrived here from the Card A Day Challenge Blog.

I always like to have my Christmas cards made ahead of time, so I'm going to be sharing two of the Christmas cards I've made this year.


I love the simplicity of this card!  It probably took me less than fifteen minutes to make this, which is AWESOME.  The quicker the better when it comes to having to make a bunch of cards! 

Your next stop is Barbara.

Here's today's hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Theresa ~ http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
Card A Day Challenge Blog ~ http://cardadaychallenge.blogspot.com
Ashley ~ http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com (THAT'S ME!)
Barbara ~ http://barbarab3.blogspot.com (GO HERE NEXT!)
Kim ~ www.katydidcards.com
Robin ~ http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com
La-Vie ~ http://cestla-viedesigns.blogspot.com
Anna ~ http://agrandmaacricutandablog.blogspot.com
Diana ~ www.daisylovecreations.blogspot.com
Sandy ~ www.scrapbookblessingsclub.com
Haidee ~ http://created2bunique.blogspot.com
Sharondalyn ~ www.clippingsbysharondalyn.blogspot.com
Alicia ~ http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
Angela ~ www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
Tristan ~ https://www.facebook.com/TinstarDesigns

Be sure to hop tomorrow, too, for even more great holiday projects and ideas.  You can start tomorrow at Theresa's blog.  Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the hop!


21 June 2015

planNERD Sunday with my new Color Crush!

Happy Father's Day!  It's planNERD Sunday at Timeless Twine, and today I'm going to share a few pages of my new Color Crush planner with you.  I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase one of these from someone who decided it wasn't for them, but I'm still trying to get used to the smaller size!  I've always used the larger DayTimer 5x8 size, so this one is a little different for me.

I've decided to share with you today both my monthly page spread for June and this past week's pages.



Supplies Used
Bella Creationz Church PlansHappy DaysplanNERDplanNERD 2Plan to be Fit stamp sets
Inks from stash
Timeless Twine in Lemonade Yellow and Purple Passion
Washi tape from stash

 Planner Stamp Clear Stamp Set "Church Plans" - Perfect for your planner, Filofax, Erin Condren, lists, journals etc. planNERD series.Happy Days Clear Stamp Set - Year Round Sentiments StampsPlanner Stamp Clear Stamp Set "planNERD" - Perfect for your planner, Filofax, Erin Condren, lists, journals etc.Planner Stamps Clear Stamp Set "planNERD 2" - Perfect for your planner, organizer, Filofax, calendars, lists, journalsetc.Plan to be Fit Planner Stamp Set - Perfect for your planner, Filofax, Erin Condren, lists, journals etc.Rainbow Bakers Twine Party Pack by Timeless Twine - 60 yds

I'm still working on the whole planner-decorating thing with the new size, so I think it's going to be a work-in-progress for a while.  Maybe I'll decide just what I want to do fairly soon!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping!


16 June 2015

Happy Father's Day with Timeless Twine

Hi, everyone!  This month we're featuring the Firecracker twine on the Timeless Twine blog, and I thought I'd share a Father's Day card I made.


I got the idea for this card from one I saw on Pinterest, so I went looking through my stamps sets to see what I could use.  The "rod" is actually a piece I cut from some corrugated cardboard that came in some packaging material.  I combined a few different stamp sets for this, but I really like the way it turned out.  I tried to get a close-up photo of the "reel," too, but it just wasn't happening. :-(

Supplies Used
Black, blue, green, and brown inks from my stash
There She Goes Clear Stamps Best Fishes stamp set (TSG Clear Stamps is now out of business.)

Happy Days Clear Stamp Set - Year Round Sentiments Stamps

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy scrapping, everyone!



13 June 2015

June Stick It Down Card Team reveal

Sorry I'm a day late with posting the June card sketch at Stick It Down!  I've been to California on vacation (just me, myself, and I!), and it's taken me a few days to get back in the groove.  This is my last post as a member of the Stick It Down card team, and I want to say how much I have truly enjoyed working with these sketches.  Some of them have DEFINITELY made me think outside the box, but I have loved every minute of my time on the design team.  Thank you for the opportunity!

Here's the Stick It Down card sketch for June:


I decided to flip the sketch on its side, because it seemed to work better with the paper I wanted to use.



Supplies Used
Americana by Pebbles 6x6 paper pad
Bella Creationz silver and white doilies
Canvas and mesh ribbons from stash
The Paper Studio Sticky Doos foam adhesive circles
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Barn Door and Faded Jeans

You have until June 30 to get your project linked up at Stick It Down, so be sure to head over there to check out all the sketches!  Good luck, and happy scrapping!


02 June 2015

Happy 4th of July from Timeless Twine!

Hi, everyone!  I'm here today with the first Timeless Twine project for June.  This month we're featuring the Firecracker twine.  I just LOVE the red & blue together!



Supplies Used
Bella Creationz tags
Bella Creationz Happy Days stamp set
Bella Creationz Metallic Silver Stars sequins
Bella Creationz Silver Stars
The Paper Studio Sticky Doos Foam Adhesive Circles
Timeless Twine Firecracker

Small Parcel Gift Tags - Set of 100Happy Days Clear Stamp Set - Year Round Sentiments StampsSilver Star Sequins - 7mm MetallicGold and Silver Star Sequins - 13mm Metallic 

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful week, and happy scrapping!