Thursday, November 29, 2012

My Favorite Dish Blog Hop



The Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:


My Favorite Dish Blog Hop

Hello! I'm glad you could join us today. Hopefully you just hopped over from Heather.  If not, please head on over to Jenny's blog so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any awesome projects. :)


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


Today we are all sharing something about our favorite dish in a creative way. I have lots of favorite dishes, but I love this one because it has candy bars in it and it is so good. I just made a recipe card to put my recipe on using some pretty bright card stock and some rub ons.


 Now, hop on over to see what Leah has created today.

Prize Alert:

Just leave a comment on all the blogs in this hop with a way to contact you and Jenny will notify you if you win. Here is the prize for this month. Good Luck!


Thanks for stopping by. Stop back again soon.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Little Monsters Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:


Little Monsters Blog Hop

Hello! I'm glad you could join us today. Hopefully you just hopped over from Sharon.  If not, please head on over to Jenny's blog so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any awesome projects. :)


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


Today we are all creating a project that has something to do with monsters and incorporating action wobbles. Here is the project I have created. It's a Halloween card.


I put a monster die cut sticker on some glitter card stock and put the action wobble on the back of the glitter card stock. Here's a close up.......
 

And here's a quick video of the action part.......

video

 Now, hop on over to see what Heather has created today.

Prize Alert:

Just leave a comment on all the blogs in this hop with a way to contact you and Jenny will notify you if you win. The prize for this month is My Memories Suite Software.

Thanks for stopping by. Stop back again soon.

Thursday, September 27, 2012


The Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:



The Twine It Up Blog Hop



Hello! I'm glad you could join us today. Hopefully you just hopped over from Jenny.  If not, please head on over to her blog so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any super cool projects. :)


Here's the hop line-up for today. Make sure you didn't miss anyone.


Today we are all creating a project using Timeless Twine. I created a birthday card for a friend at work and tried to be as creative with the Twine as possible. I used Timeless Twine in Chocolate Chip. Here's my card:




    
Can you tell she likes mustaches? Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by today. Now, hop on over to see what Heather has created today.

Prize Alert:

There will be two winners this month. Just leave a comment on all the blogs in this hop with a way to contact you and Jenny will notify you if you win. Prizes for this month are:

10 yards total of a color of twine



and a 5 pack of Action Wobbles


Thanks for stopping by. Stop back again soon.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Back To School Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:



Back To School Blog Hop


Hello! I'm glad you could join us today. Hopefully you just hopped over from Amber.  If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any super cool projects. :)


Here's the hop line-up for today. Make sure you didn't miss anyone.


So, as I've shared in past posts lately, I've been selling some of my crafts at my local farmer's market. Among other crafts, I do quite a bit of crocheting and knitting. I generally do most of my crocheting and knitting during the long winter months here in Minnesota.

My project that I am sharing with you today is the Sock Monkey Cozies that I have been crocheting lately. I think they have been turning out so cute and I get lots of great comments about them. What does this have to do with Back To School?

Well, my husband convinced me that I should give some of my Sock Monkey Cozies along with some tea or cocoa packets to my sons teachers when he starts back to school. We have to get him on his teachers good side right off the bat. :)  We don't start here in Minnesota until the day after Labor Day, but I have plenty of these cozies already made and ready to go.

    


 




Let me know what you think and thanks for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed our projects.

Prize Alert:



Note: To be entered for the prize follow these steps:

• Leave a comment on ALL stops in this hop!
• Like the Jaded Blossom Facebook page HERE, and leave a comment letting them know Jenny sent you!

BONUS ENTRY:

•Become a follower of the Jaded Blossom blog HERE.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Whatcha Been Doin' This Summer


The Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:



Whatcha Been Doing This Summer Blog Hop




Welcome back everyone. Our design team had a short break, but we are back. We are featuring what we have been doing this summer so far. Hopefully you just came from the super talented Amber. If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any super cool projects. :)

Here's the hop line-up from today. Double check and make sure you didn't miss anyone.



Jenny - http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Heather - http://www.paper-junkie.blogspot.com
Leah - http://www.leahscarddesigns.com/
Cheryl - http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/
Amber - http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com/
Sandra - http://sweetpeascards.blogspot.com/



Here's what I've been up to so far this summer. I've been crafting quite a bit and selling my crafts at my local farmer's market on Saturdays. My family and I took a trip and spent a week at a beautiful cabin on a lake. It was wonderful. My youngest son has been staying busy with Summer Junior Golf Lessons, hanging out with friends and going to the library.


I decided to make him a messenger style bag out of duct tape to carry his books in to and from the library. He loves anything in camouflage so I found some camo duct tape and some black duct tape and made him a bag.





Thanks for joining us today and we hope you enjoyed our projects.





Friday, June 8, 2012

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday to me! :D


So, instead of posting a project today, I'm going to take my birthday off and just post some artwork my kids have drawn.


My second oldest son, Corey, who just graduated drew this picture of Synyster Gates from the band Avenged Sevenfold:



And he drew this picture of his girlfriend. The picture is kind of blurry because we used a cell phone camera to take the picture:


My third oldest son, Tyler, drew this picture although he was just messing around. He's a pretty good artist also:




So, anyway, I'm getting older and I think somewhat wiser. LOL! Thanks for stopping by again. Hope you stop back soon.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Star Trek Birthday Card

Hello! Check me out, posting again so soon! :)


I was going through some cards/projects I made recently trying to decide what I should post about and decided I had to share this card. It's one of my favorites of all the cards that I have made. I try to make birthday cards every year for my co-workers. They seem to really appreciate the creativity and time I put into the cards even though they are all designers like me. :)


One of these co-workers/friends is really into Star Trek among other things and out of the blue, I thought up this Star Trek card. I asked one of my sons (I have very artistic kids) to draw a hand (I'm not so good at drawing) giving the Vulcan Salute (I looked that up). I also had him draw the Starfleet Communicator Badge (looked that up too). I cut out both the hand and the badge and colored them with my colored pencils.


I then put together a center step card and added the hand on an Action Wobble and the badge in the upper corner. I didn't have a stamp that went with the card, so I had my husband write a saying in his best block handwriting. There were many of us involved in the making of this card.  :)


I think it turned out pretty cool and I was very proud of my creation. Here is a picture.


Thanks for stopping by and leave me a comment if you wish. I'd love to hear from you. Stop back tomorrow if you can. Tomorrow is a special day for me. :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

My Busy Life

Hey Everyone!


Thanks for stopping by today. I'm trying to get back to blogging more than once a month, so we'll see how I do. I've been making lots of projects lately, but finding time to upload them to my blog has been difficult.


A little bit of what I've been up to.... I've been going to my local Farmer's Market every Saturday from 7 am as soon as I get there until about noon unless it rains. I've been selling my cards, some hair bows and some microwavable heat packs made out of socks and some made out of flannel. It's been fun hanging out with my work friends who also have been selling different items at the Farmer's Market. I'll try to upload some pictures of what I've been selling at a later date.


My granddaughter turned 1 on April 13th and on May 11th, we threw her a birthday party. I think she had fun. Here is her birthday card I made. Her parents call her "monkey" and I was going with an animal print theme for her party. The monkey is actually on an Action Wobble so it looks like he's swinging.


Her cake was special ordered from Wal-Mart.


And here is the birthday girl. Just click on the picture to enlarge it to see the detail better.


I took a onesie and cut some purple material (with iron on adhesive on the back) out on my cricut in the shape of a one. I ironed it on, did some zig zag stitching around the edges and added some buttons in one corner. I also made ruffles and sewed them onto the back of the shorts and sewed on the ribbon that I had tied into a bow. I forgot to bring a bow for her hair. :(


Here is her birthday banner that I cut using my cricut.


And here is one of her gifts that she got from us. We love horses in our family. My youngest son and my mom both have horses, so we thought it would be fun to get her a rocking/bouncy horse and it makes noises too.



And then last but not least, I've been helping my kids finish up their last days of school before summer break. I still have three sons at home and they go to three different schools. My second oldest just graduated. Yay! Two down, two to go and one of those will be next year already.  :)


Here is my graduate:



Well, that is all I am going to share for today, but I will be starting to post my projects so check back often. Thanks for checking in with me today and I'd love for you to leave me a comment.  :)


Thursday, May 31, 2012

It's A Wrap Birthday Blog Hop

The Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:



It's a Wrap Birthday Blog Hop


Hi Everybody!

Welcome to the
It's a Wrap Birthday Blog Hop featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team! Hopefully you just came from the super talented Michelle. If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any super cool projects. :)

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


Jenny ~ http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
(Guest Designer) Kim- www.rickettscricuts.blogspot.com
Sharon http://www.simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/
(Guest Designer) Candace ~ http://papercraftsbycandace.blogspot.com/
Bobbi Hickman ~ http://rockgirlcustomdesigns.blogspot.com/
(Guest Designer) Michelle - http://scrappinwithmybug-scrappinwithmybug.blogspot.com/
Sandra http://sweetpeascards.blogspot.com/
(Guest Designer) Jamie ~ http://jamiek711designs.blogspot.com/
Cheryl ~ http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/
Tanya ~ http://www.scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com/

For my project today, I took a cleaned out two liter pop bottle, removed the label, and cut a a little door in the area that I decided will be the back of the bottle. I cut the little door where the label was stuck to the bottle and I couldn't get all of the label off in that spot.


I then took some pretty pink napkins and crumpled a few of them up and stuffed them in the bottom of the bottle just to raise up the items a bit that I was putting in the bottle. I then put my items in the bottle through the little door. I added some Crystal Light water flavor packets and bags of candy to the inside of the bottle.

I then put some scotch tape over one part of the door just to hold it closed. I used all Bazzill paper in different colors. I used my Cricut with the Birthday Bash Cartridge to cut out the birthday cake and candle. 
 



I also used stickles on the birthday cake, candle and confetti and the stamp is from My Pink Stamper's new Birthday Doodles stamp set. I also added a bow to the top around the cap. I made this gift for a very special lady in my life and I hope she will like it. I hope you all like my project also. Here's a close up:



Now head on over to our special guest designer Jamie and see what wonderful creation she has to share with you today.
Thank you for joining us for our design team blog hop and stop back real soon!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Made For Mom Blog Hop

Thankful Thursday Design Team presents:

Made For Mom Blog Hop



Hi Everybody!

Welcome to the Made For Mom Blog Hop featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team! Hopefully you just came from the super talented Arcy. If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any awesome projects. :)

Here's the hop line-up in case you get lost along the way:
Jenny - http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Amber ~ http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com/
(Guest Designer) Arcy ~ http://arcyscraps.blogspot.com/
Sandra ~ http://sweetpeascards.blogspot.com/  (you are here)
Cheryl ~ http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/  (go here next)
(Guest Designer) Madison ~ http://funkycards.blogspot.com/
Lola ~ http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

Leah ~ http://www.leahscarddesigns.com
(Guest Designer) Lissa Marie ~ http://somanycrafts.com/
Leah Pagliaroli ~ http://www.leahscarddesigns.com

Today I made a card for my mom, Bonnie. She is totally my hero and I love her so much. I made a 4.25" square easel card. I used patterned paper from the DCWV Summer Dream Stack and the purple card base is Making Memories Smooth Grapevine. I used Stampin' Up Certainly Celery 5/8" ribbon , a prima flower, a Doodlebug Design Inc. sugar coated brad in bubblegum, and the stamps are from My Favorite Things Clearly Sentimental About Mothers.




Now head on over to the super talented Cheryl at http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/  and see what wonderful creation she has to share with you today.

Thank you for joining us for our design team blog hop and stop back real soon!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Designer's Choice Blog Hop

Thankful Thursday Design Team



Hi Everybody!


Welcome to the Designer's Choice Blog Hop featuring the Thankful Thursday Design Team! Hopefully you just came from the super talented Cheryl. If not, please head on over to see our hop hostess Jenny so you can start from the beginning. We don't want you to miss out on any awesome projects. :)

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

Jenny - http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/
Sharon~ http://simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com/
Cheryl ~ http://cardsbycg.blogspot.com/
Sandra ~ http://sweetpeascards.blogspot.com/
Amber ~ http://my3ekids.blogspot.com/
Bobbi ~ http://rockgirlcustomdesigns.blogspot.com/
Leah ~ http://www.leahscarddesigns.com
Lola ~ http://purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/

I know I just did a t-shirt project for the last blog hop, but I came across this idea on Pinterest (which I just love by the way) where you use crayons to color a design on sandpaper and then turn the sandpaper over onto the shirt and run the iron over it. It turns out really cool! I decided to get a pack of metallic crayons which made the design come out shimmery on the t-shirt.


This is the picture my son drew on the sandpaper. There are some cars, a trailer, a volcano on the left, and in the middle is lightning coming from some clouds and hitting some water on the ground. He did a great job. :)


My son ironing over the sandpaper.


Here is how his design showed up on the t-shirt. With his design, it didn't really matter, but you do have to remember that the design will be reversed on the t-shirt so any words would have to be written in reverse.


Here are a couple of close ups of the design on his shirt.


After ironing on the design, you put some paper towels over the design and run the iron over it again and then you throw the shirt in your dryer for about 20 minutes to set the design. They also recommend washing the shirt by itself for the first time.

And below is a picture of the super happy boy wearing his newly designed shirt.


Now head on over to the super talented Amber at  http://my3ekids.blogspot.com/ and see what wonderful creation she has to share with you today.


Thank you for joining us for our design team blog hop and stop back real soon!