June 25, 2014

5 Year Anniversary of Turning 30 Birthday Blog Hop


Welcome to Jessica's 5 Year Anniversary of My 30th Birthday 
Blog Hop!!

You should of arrived here from Audrey, but if you did not, please start at the beginning at Jessica's Blog!

For today's blog hop, we are celebrating..you guessed it, a BIRTHDAY!!! 

PLUS the 5 years will represent Jessica's 5 Favorite things:

1. Close To My Heart (We ALL know Jessica lives, breathes, and SLEEPS Close To My Heart)!
2. Jaded Blossom Stamps (Jessica is one of their TOP stalkers, lol)
3. SVG Cutting Files (Jessica LOVES the ease and the creativity in Anne's projects!)
4. Kiwi Lane Design Templates (Jessica just found and wondered how she EVER went this long without using them in her layouts!)
5. Die Cutting Machines (Jessica uses her Cricuts/Cameo/Evolution Advance in almost EVERY project!)

So, EVERY project will be birthday themed using one of the 5 items mentioned above!!!!

Now, you KNOW every hop HAS to have some giveaways!!! 

Here are our sponsors and prizes!!

Close To My Heart FREE TO BE ME Paper Packet

Jaded Blossom WEDDING CANDIES Stamps

$5 Gift Certificate to SVG Cutting Files 

AJ's Scrapbooking and Cards

  • The Scrapbooking Queen
Royal Sayings Stamp Set

  • Freckeld Fawn
Flair Buttons-- Set of Two Buttons
Filigree Rhinestone Stickers 


 12" Border Template Set "Chevrons" 
from Kiwi Lane Designs

Michele Smith

 Jolee's Boutique Sweet Shop Stickers
We R Memory Keepers Enamel Dots
American Greetings Birthday Stickers 

Echo Park Designer Die 

Now that we showed you the prizes, onto my project!!!

I decided to use my cameo, Jaded Blossom and Close To My Heart with my project! 


I LOVE this little shark! He is a Miss Kate Cuttables image that I bought from the sil store. I had these pre-printed chevron cards already that I bought from Michaels a while back. I added a white background that I embossed with my big kick. 

 I then took another white piece of cardstock that I stamped using JB's "Under the Sea" set that was just released. The sentiment was inked with ctmh's Lagoon ink. I also took that same color and added some color to the bubbles on both of the white mats. I added 3 fun droplets in seaglass color.

And to top off the card, I put the shark on a wobble! I love those things! 


Sizzix Big Kick
Silhouette Cameo
Sea Glass Droplets

Be sure to FOLLOW and COMMENT on ALL blog stops in order to be eligible for the prizes!!! 

Now, onto Jenny! 

Here is the blog lineup in case you get lost!

Angela- www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
Jenny- www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com

Winners will be announced on July 1st (since Jessica is away celebrating CONVENTION AND HER BIRTHDAY in CA with Close To My Heart!!!) 

Thanks for hopping!!! 

June 14, 2014

Super Dad Blog Hop

Welcome to the Super Dad Blog Hop

We Love our Dads!

We are here to honor and celebrate all our Super Dads this weekend the best way us crafters know how, with a blog hop showcasing some amazing projects. We hope that our projects will show Dads everywhere just how special they are to us all.

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

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!

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. Then stop by our sponsor's page at be sure to like her on facebook!! 

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

Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

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

This is one of my top favorite pictures of my top favorite guys. I never had a dad when I was little. Mine bailed when I was about 1. I am so fortunate that my mom met Bryce (Buzz) who helped her raise all 4 of us. This picture was taken at my oldest sons 4th birthday (he is now 10!). Sadly, Buzz passed away 2 years ago this Christmas, but not a day goes by that I don't think of him. His favorite saying has always been, "every day above ground is a good day!". 

Onto my project :


 I have been dying to use Jaded Blossoms Mustache Dies and thought Father's Day was a great time to do it! I cut out 2 layered labels with my silhouette. The bottom layer I had in my scraps and the white I inked the edges to match. I made the bow tie to match the bottom layer as well. I then used JB's Flag Die for my sentiment, cutting off the one side of it to fit my card base. I inked that as well to match everything. The sentiment is from JB's Love Mustaches stamp set. The inside is stamped with a sentiment from their Father's Day set. 

I used these cards for a Father's Day card swap I participated in. I forgot to take a picture of the envelope but I put a piece of Mustache washi tape along the bottom of it and used a little mustache stamp on the flap from JB's Love Mustache's set. (wish I took a picture of that...it came out so cute!)

Ingredients :

Jaded Blossom Mustache Dies
Jaded Blossom Flag Dies
Jaded Blossom Love Mustaches
Jaded Blossom Father's Day
Close To My Heart Pear Ink Z2197
Close To My Heart Sky Ink Z2194
scrap paper from my stash

I am entering my card in Jaded Blossom's monthly challenge.
This months challenge is " Anything for Dad, Grandpa, Son, or Hubby"

Challenge Guidelines: 
1) Project must be new for this challenge, no back linking
2) Project must have a Jaded Blossom stamp somewhere on it. 
3) Only one entry per person
4) Link it up here by 6/21

 Up next is the super talented Jenny

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

Thanks so much for joining us! Happy Father's Day to all the Men in our lives!!