July 25, 2013

Christmas In July Blog Hop

Welcome to “Christmas In July” Blog Hop! So glad you can join us!

If you are coming from Miranda, then you are in the right spot. If you just happened to stumble upon my site or your reading this via e-mail, please start at MIRANDA'S BLOG so you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!

Have you started on your Christmas Cards and/or your Christmas Decor yet?  Well we will be showcasing some Christmas projects to help you get in the mood! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too!  Miranda will be giving away a Michael's or JoAnn's gift card.  Winner's choice!  To be eligible to win the blog candy, you must leave a comment on each stop in the hop telling us what is your favorite summer time activity!  Be sure to leave a comment on each stop because the winner can be chosen from any of the participants blogs!

For my project today, I created a fun door hanging for our front door in our new house! I have so many plans to make TONS of fun things for our new house, I thought this hop would be the perfect way to get started! 

Cute right!? I found these fun metal signs from Hobby Lobby after the holidays so they were so super cheap! Best time to get your supplies! haha! My vinyl came from my massive stash from Expressions Vinyl. I've been wanting to use my gold glitter for so long now and thought this was the perfect opportunity for it! I had matching gold glitter ribbon that I added and TA-DA! I now have a cute door hanger! 

Just a little close up so you can see that sparkle in the gold! 

Your next stop is Lucy!!!!

Here is the entire line up, should you get lost along the way:

  1. Miranda
  2. Angela
  3. Lucy
  4. Tabetha
  5. Sarah
  6. Pam
  7. VinDeeLoo
  8. Robin L
  9. Nadja
  10. Mary Ann
  11. Carla
  12. Erica

July 14, 2013

Altered Paintbrush

One of my crafty friends sort of conned me into doing a swap with her and a few other crafty gals....the catch was that we needed to alter a 3 inch paintbrush. Uhh...uh-oh! Thats so out of the box for me! But, I'm a sport and decided to go for it! And I'm kinda glad I did =) I love how my brush turned out! 

Ta-Da! I forgot to take a picture of the brush beforehand but it was just a plain, light tan color....BORING! So, I took some ultra sparkly pink paint, and got rid of the tan! I added a fun flower to the front, brown ribbon and some My Mind's Eye washi tap (to cover up the silver spot!) I put rhinestones along the handle, added a cute butterfly and some fun tags! 

I took some mini clothespins, added some bling to them and then attached this great tag to it. The banner came from Jaded Blossom "Candy Charms & Banners Die". The saying is from their "Craft On" set. I inked it with Close To My Heart "Gypsy" Ink. 

And then I have this amazing tag (yes, I'm thrilled with it!). The 2 tags and little scallop are from Jaded Blossom's "Treat Tag Die" set. The Sentiment and lady also came from Jaded Blossom. It was a bonus stamp set with one of their releases. I inked the lady with Close To My Heart Black ink and the sentiment with their Pear ink. I attached it with Lime twine from My Minds Eye. 

July 13, 2013

Hurray for the Red White & Blue Hop

Welcome to the Hurray for the Red White and Blue Blog Hop  

Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects featuring America's Patriotic Colors. 

Connie Can Crop is the  first stop on this fun Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate  your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue  sharing their ideas and creations.  

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

Heartstring Designs has given us an awesome monthly kit to raffle off to one lucky person.  

 So 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 us a  comment letting us know what you like best about our projects.  

Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you  followed the rules.

You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the  hop and leave your comments. 

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

 Ready to join in the fun?

I made this cute, but simple card for the hop. I love using kraft cardstock for my bases....thats usually all you'll find from me ;) I added some background paper, washi tape and some really awesome fireworks (cut with the cricut) to the front. The bottom is stamped with Jaded Blossom's "Miscellaneous Fun".

 Up next is Pam.

Here's our lineup in case you get lost:

  1. Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
  2. Lucy - http://love2createitall.com
  3. Angela - http://www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com/
  4. Pam - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/ 
  5. Carla - www.racincrafts.blogspot.com
  6. Vicki - http://scrapbookingcreationsbyvicki.blogspot.com/
  7. Lori - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/
  8. AJ- http://anjenicgibson.blogspot.com/
  9. Sandy- http://scrapbookblessings.blogspot.com
  10. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com

Happy Hopping!