Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jen's Sunshine Blog Hop from Paper Makeup Stamps and Party Time Tuesdays!

Paper Makeup Stamps & Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog proudly presents 
"Jen's Sunshine" Blog Hop
This hop will remain open till Tuesday Sept.4th
Winners announced Sept. 7th

Today we take time to honor our friend and fellow crafter Jen Scull.  If you are here hopping with us, then I am sure you know Jen is battling breast cancer.  She has been fighting this nasty disease since February.  On behalf of Jen, we thank you for being here.

Here is my project:

I used Jen's Sunshine set by Paper Makeup Stamps.  Inked it up with Copics.  The background are a bunch of my paper scraps, most are Stampin Up.  Pumpkin Pie taffeta ribbon by SU and so is the stamp/ink.  Love this stamp set that Paper Makeup Stamps made for Jen!

We ask as you hop along with us, please consider donating at least $1 using the paypal donation button at any stop along the way.  Your donation will go directly to Jen. Thank you.

It wouldn't be a hop without prizes!!!  To see a full list of the prizes up for grabs, please visit 


To be eligible to win a prize from our sponsors, collect the hidden letters located throughout the hop.  Once you spell out the secret phrase, please email Jenn Cochran at  This will get you entered to win one of several fabulous prizes.

I'm giving away a prize on my blog as well!

Paper Pretties has generously donated a free digi to one lucky winner on my blog.  All you have to do is leave me a comment on this post.  Please include an email address if you do not have a blog.  This will remain open until September 5 and I will choose the winner via Random Generator.

I hope you're enjoying your time on this hop, getting inspired and helping out a fellow Party Time Tuesday Party Planner.  Thank you so much for your support!  Here is a list of blogs participating today:
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Monday, August 27, 2012

Light Brown and Red at Ginger Snap Scraps!

It's my day to showcase my Ginger Snap Scraps project! :) Today we're doing light brown and red!

From the Ginger Snap Scraps Store I used  The Greeting Farm stamp, Copics and My Mind's Eye paper.  I also used some My Pink Stamper stamps and Stampin Up cardstock and ribbon.

'Till next time!

Lia Stampz Challenge...a little late

 I realized that my Lia Stampz project didn't post while I was on vacation.  Boo, Blogger, BOO!!!  Anywho, here it is.  There is still a couple of days left to enter this color inspiration challenge!  

Here's my project:

The digi is called Lia Working and can be bought at Whimsy Stamps.  Inked up with Copics.  Cardstock, stamp, ink and satin ribbon by SU.  Background paper is by DCWV.  

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Lia Stampz, digital stamps

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ginger Snap Scraps Back 2 School Blog Hop!

Welcome to our Back To School Blog Hop with the Ginger Snap Scraps Design Team!

This weekend we will be featuring projects all about Back To School. Can you believe school has started!? We hope you enjoy all of the great work this Design Team has done and find some inspiration.

I don't have any children so I made a bookmark for myself. LOL. All it took was a little cardstock and a small piece of paper,   I followed this YouTube tutorial to make a minion bookmark (from Despicable Me).

Just a couple of circle punches, a border punch for the teeth, and a marker makes a minion!

He cracks me up the way he looks like he's eating pages!

Now for some blog candy! We are giving away 2 $10 gift cards to Ginger Snap Scraps!
Just leave a comment on the Ginger Snap Scraps blog and let us know that you did the following:

Head over to Ginger Snap Scraps and follow the blog!
Head over to Ginger Snap Scraps on Facebook and like us!

Also the Ginger Snap Scraps Store has a 30% off sale happening this weekend!

Hope you enjoyed my project! Your next stop is Steph!

Here is the lineup in case you get lost:

4. Cely <<<you are here!>>>

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Birthday and 400 follower winners!!!

Aloha guys!  I'm back from vacay! I had tons of fun visiting with family and friends.  My husband has a HUGE family and I'm so blessed that I get to be a part of it.  I also ate EVERYTHING! Time to go on a diet!

Anywho, here are the winners for my birthday and 400 followers!  I have two giveaways.  Got some stuff at Hobby Lobby and Joanns while I was on vacay! Plus a little Stampin Up too, cause SU is always cool. :D

Birthday Prize 1:

and the winner is:


Congrats!  I've sent you an email!

400 follower prize #2:

and the winner is...


Congrats girl! I've sent you a message!

Thanks so much everyone for following, friending me, and being here for me.  If it weren't for you and my blog, I don't know where I'd be.  I <3 you all!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Going Fishin' at Ginger Snap Scraps!

Aloha guys! Still on vacation! I get back really soon, though (like today!).

Anywho, today we're Going Fishin' at Ginger Snap Scraps!

I've linked the supplies I've used to the Ginger Snap Scraps store.  Here's my project:

Digi by Tiddlyinks, inked with Copics.  Paper by Echo Park (Sweet Day pad).  Stamp, rhinestones, ribbon, and teal ink are all SU.

I also used some silver Liquid Pearls for her jewelry.  First time using it and I totally love it! LOVE that you can make them so tiny. I also added some texture to her fin with Copic Blender Pen.

'Till next time!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Happy Birthday to... me?

Aloha guys, I'm on vacation!  I will be gone for a few weeks (I do have some scheduled posts!) But today is my birthday and I need to celebrate with a prize even though I can't be here (I'm here in spirit!).

On the day of my birthday (the 8th), I'll be driving through a whole bunch of states, getting car sick.  I get motion sickness very easily, but it is well worth it to see Grandma Lee in Kentucky (and all her pups)!

I'm also celebrating reaching 400 followers too (thanks to Diana's birthday hop on the 6th) so this prize is going to be a big one!  I don't know what it'll be yet and I can ship it only after I get back, so you're just going to have to trust me and enter it! LOL!

All you have to do is:
1. Be or become a follower of my blog.  This is to thank all my faithful friends!
2. Leave a way for me to contact you on this post.  This is especially important for those of you without a blog.

That's it!  I'll pick the winner when I get back on the 23rd, so you'll have time to enter until then.

Peace, love, and Sabotage!

Did someone say my name?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My 1st Ginger Snap Scrap Post!

I'm on vacation, my friends!  By the time you see this, I'll already be landing after about 18 hours of travel.  Yikes!  I probably won't have access to comment on all of your blogs while I'm away, but I'll get to it when I get back. :) Plus I have several projects scheduled to post! :D

Anywho, today is my first Ginger Snap Scrap DT post!  Today our challenge is Flower/Garden.

I've included links to the store of all the items I used.  Here's my project:

Stamp by The Greeting Farm.  Inked up with Copics.  Background paper by Simple Stories (Summer Fresh pad), card stock, ribbon, and stamp are by SU.

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Happy Birthday DIANA Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to the Happy Birthday Diana Blog hop!!!

Diana of DL.Art is having a birthday today!  What better way to celebrate than with a crafty hop!?  Every stop along the way has a birthday project for Diana.  Diana is such an inspiration to all of us and she has supported my blog since the beginning of it's time.  She's a great friend and a very talented woman! Happy Birthday, my friend!
There are some gifts to be won along the way!  (After all, this is a birthday party!)

To be eligible to win any of the prizes on Diana's page, you will need to do these 3 things: 
visit and comment on each persons blog and become a follower
after you have visited everyone's blog please go back and link up a birthday project at Diana's Blog with Mr. Linky!

Here is my project for Diana:

Diana's favorite color is green so I included a lot of green in this one.  Digi and sentiment is by Tiddlyinks, inked up with Copics.  Background paper is by The Paper Studio (Peekaboo Souffle).  Not sure what kind of cardstock the green is... remarkably it's not SU!!!  Rhinestones and ribbon are SU.

So how about a little blog candy? :) I'm giving away 10 yards of Stampin Up taffeta ribbon 10 colors, 1 yard each! (Also what I got for Diana!)

All you have to do is 1) Be or become a follower of my blog.  2) Leave a comment on this post with a good way to contact you (especially important if you do not have a blog!) That's it!

I will post the winner (via Random Generator) when I get back from vacation on August 23rd.  So you have until then to enter!

Next head on over to Katie's page!

Here's the line up, in case you get lost:

Cely <<< You are HERE!>>>

Thursday, August 2, 2012

New Challenge over at Lia Stampz!

There's a new challenge over at Lia Stampz!  This fortnight we want to see your birthday creations!

Here's my project:

The digi is called Balloon Birthday and can be bought at Whimsy Stamps.  Inked up with Copics.  Cardstock, stamp, ink and polka dot ribbon by SU.  Background paper is by DCWV Rockstar stack.  Rhinestones are from my stash.

Entering this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art - Birthday Link Up Party
Kaboodle Doodles - Birthday or Special Day

Can't wait to see what you guys create!

Lia Stampz, digital stamps

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

New DT Member for Ginger Snap Scraps!

Guess what, guys?

Ginger Snap Scraps

You're looking at the newest DT member for Ginger Snap Scraps! :)

About a month ago, I made a purchase in the Ginger Snap Store and was contacted by owner, Cori.  I thought that part of my order was out of stock and she was emailing me to let me know.  I was floored when she told me she saw my blog and wanted to ask me if I would apply for her design team!  What an honor! Of course I said yes and came up with two cards for my application:

This one actually did double duty.  My aunt needed a card for a baby shower she was attending.  The theme was whales and she wanted the baby's name on it too.  I wanted to make something on the Cricut for my application. Whale from Create a Critter, welded in my Gypsy.  Sponged with SU ink.

I made a computer generated sentiment and punched it out with SU punches and adorned it with SU satin ribbon.  

I thought it would be amusing to put the baby on the whale's "splash!" The baby is cut from Sugar and Spice cartridge.  I used a cute Peachy Keen face instead of the cut out face.  Colored the pacifier with Copics.  SU pearls act as buttons.  I added Glossy Accents to the splash to make it more durable.

Entering this card into the following challenges:

Die Cuttin' Divas - Anything Goes
Krafy Girls - Get in Shape
Creative Card Crew - On the Beach/Under the Sea
Anything Goes Challenges - Let's Not Be Square
Crafting For All Seasons - Splash Me
Little Scrap Pieces - Use an Animal
The Stamp Man - Anything Goes Celebration

I also wanted to make a Copic card for my application.  I got this great digi by Robyn's Fetish for winning a challenge a couple of months ago and finally used it.  It's called George Washington.  Inked up with Copics.  Cardstock, paper, stamps, emboss powder, ink, and brads are all SU.

Entering this in the following challenges:
One Stitch at a Time - Use a Digi
My Mum's Craft Shop - Ice Cream Color Combos (Mint Chip)
Cute Card Thursday - So Distressing
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes

Wheeee!  I'm so honored that Cori asked me to be apart of her design team.  I can't wait for the first project! :)