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Saturday, December 29, 2012

I Double Dog Dare You to Create a Frosted Wonderland


This month's challenge in I Double Dog Dare You to create is a Frosted Wonderland In the meadow, you can build a snowman, but the only question is will it be a one-dimension, two-dimension, or letting you creativity explode to do 3-d Wonderland... stay warm but we want it frosty . . . do you dare ????

We have a super sponsor this month - The Stamping Chef, http://thestampingchef.oo.gd/index.php?route=common/home, who has graciously offered 3 digis of the lucky winner’s choice.

We have a wonderfully talented group of ladies that have arisen to the challenge for you this month!!!

Lucy Kelleher ~ http://love2createitall.com

My project for you is an ornament which I made for each of the grandchildren which were loved!!!!! You cut out a tiny hole, square or shape that works for you to operate the on/off switch . . . just be sure you don't glue that part!!!



RECIPE:
  • 1 battery operated tea light
  • Snowman Tea Light Ornament paper piecing file from Treasure Box Designs
  • Various scrap papers to cut out the snowflakes, background, and back
  • Ribbon for the hanger and bow at the bottom
  • All edges were inked
  • Black pearls from for the eyes and smile are from Miriam's Crafting Supplies --- you have to stop and pay her a visit as she has such a wide selection and the prices are unbeatable!
  • Orange Sharpie marker to color the flame for the carrot

For my second project, I have made snowflakes using the Cricut Winter Lace Cartridge and cut out the snowflakes, 3 inches, inked the edges and then added bling from Miriam's Crafting Supplies --- see, I told you about her wide selection! I will be making a few more but due to my fibro and I not on speaking terms, it is making crafting difficult - please forgive me.
  

Here is another way to help the little survivors of the Sandy Hill Shooting and something special to do with your little ones over the holiday break. Even if you haven't told them about the shooting, you can just explain that you're doing a project to help others enjoy the holiday season. Members of Connecticut's Parent Teacher Student Association are requesting homemade snowflakes for students of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The CT PTSA said it's looking to help the students of the school have a winter wonderland as they return to school following the second deadliest school shooting in United States History.

Adam Lanza, 20, killed his mother and then went to Sandy Hook where he shot and killed 20 students and six more adults before turning the gun on himself.

Now, the CT PTSA is hoping people of Connecticut step up, get creative and make paper snowflakes that will be placed inside the new school in Monroe by the time survivors of the shooting return to school in January.

Anyone wishing to make snowflakes can send them to:
Connecticut PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT 06514

All snowflakes need to be received by Jan. 12, 2013.

Thanks for stopping by on this wintry day and glad you could sit a spell but I must send you on your way in the frosted wonderland to Miriam where I'm sure she has a wonderful project for you and perhaps a cup of cocoa. We hope you enjoyed our challenge and perhaps, you too would love to be "double dog dared". Just leave a comment on Her Craftiness (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/)

Next month, the challenge gauntlet has been thrown with the challenge, My Life is a Song on January 26, 2013. Hope to see you come on back!!!

God Bless and Thank you for taking the time to visit. 
Much Love, Hugs, and Friendship
Lynne

Friday, December 28, 2012

Its Freebie Friday at the Stamping Chef - Rhino


Its Freebie Friday at  The Stamping Chef !!! Today's goodie she has cooked up for you to try is "Rhino"

When Rhino and I first became acquainted, I was stumped with how I was going to use him. . . he would make a cute Valentine card, but that was to obvious for me . . . thus I thought he was waiving the olive heart branch of peace for an "I'm Sorry" card!!!




Now, for the recipe:
  • Rhino was colored with my Spectrum Markers and inked around the edge with eyelashes and eye using my Gel Pens
  • card was cut using lilac Recollections paper cut 7 x 11 inches and then scored at 5-inches using Martha Stewart Score Board
  • background was cut at 6.5 inches x 4.5 inches 
  • the balance of the card that was hanging from the bottom was embellished using my Martha Stewart Eyelet Border Punch and then inked around the edged
  • lilac and pink pearls were added in the upper right corner using Miriam's Crafting Supplies - if you haven't had a chance to visit her yet; do stop as her prices and quality can't be beat!
  • sentiment, "I'm Sorry" was stamped using a Cricut Lacy Labels Cartridge paper piecing 
Take a few moments of your time to check out my Design Team Sisters to see their creativity with Freebie Friday as I know you won't be disappointed:



God Bless and Thank you for stopping by today!!! Please take a moment to sign up for The Stamping Chef blog emails and at least try one of the her freebies she is currently offering!!!! You can also find her on Facebook!!! 

Much Love, Hugs, and Friendship 
Lynne

Friday, December 21, 2012

Freebie Friday with The Stamping Chef - Paisley


Its Freebie Friday at  The Stamping Chef !!! Today's goodie she has cooked up for you to try is "Paisley"

Paisley is sew sew versatile with sew many options!!!!




Now, for the recipe:
  • Paisley from The Stamping Chef which I cut out the hearts and placed on top of Tsunami Rose 8.5 x 11 Vintage Digital Printable Scrapbook Paper  "Floral Motif" Blue Tint with cutting around the edges
  • colored with my Spectrum Markers with adding pearls in various spots along with a Jolee Chandelier bling
  • card was cut using black Recollections paper cut 6 x 8 inches and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Score Board
  • background was cut at 5.5 inches x 3.5 inches using pink Recollections
  • Black and White pearls were added using Miriam's Crafting Supplies - if you haven't had a chance to visit her yet; do stop as her prices and quality can't be beat!
  • Close to My Heart sentiment was used 
  • Ribbon was added under the sentiment
  • white lace edging was cut using Martha Stewart Eyelet Edge Punch
Take a few moments of your time to check out my Design Team Sisters to see their creativity with Freebie Friday as I know you won't be disappointed:



God Bless and Thank you for stopping by today!!! Please take a moment to sign up for The Stamping Chef blog emails and at least try one of the her freebies she is currently offering!!!! You can also find her on Facebook!!! 

Much Love, Hugs, and Friendship with Christmas Blessings
Lynne

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Reason for the Season Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Reason For the Season" blog hop. We're happy to have you all here with us today to celebrate the reason for the season. Each blogger will have their own interpretation of their reason for the season, and I hope that you find loads of creative inspiration along the way. 

We have an amazing line up of crafty ladies, as well as a generous amount of  awesome sponsors to help make this blog hop an amazing one!!

**To be eligible to win any of the giveaways in the hop today, you will need to comment on each blog in the hop and become a follower of all blogs in the hop as well. It is not a requirement, but I do kindly ask you to show our sponsors lots of love on their blogs and/or Facebook fan pages thanking them for their generosity in sponsoring this hop. I will have a link below to each sponsor's store, as well as their blog and Facebook fan page if applicable.**

I want to thank ALL of our sponsors so very much for their generosity. I appreciate each and every sponsor we have today and thank them a million times over!


Here are our AMAZING sponsors!!  It's a long list! 

Peachy Keen 
PK has sponsored a face stamp package ($25 value) 
PK Store - Click HERE
PK Blog - Click HERE
PK Fan Page - Click HERE

Timeless Twine

Timeless Twine has spnosored a 100 yd party pack
Timeless Twine Store: Click HERE
Timeless Twine Blog: Click HERE
Timeless Twine Fan Page: Click HERE


Unity Stamp Co. 
Unity has sponsored 10 Itty Bitty stamps
I'm doing 2 winners (5 stamps each)
Unity Store: Click HERE
Unity Blog: Click HERE
Unity Fan Page: Click HERE

Pazzles
Pazzles has sponsored a tool kit (1 winner)
Pazzles Website: Click HERE
Pazzles Fan Page: Click HERE

Xyron
Xyron has sponsored 2 mega runners - 2 winners
Xyron Store: Click HERE
Xyron Fanpage: Click HERE

Make the Cut 
Make the Cut has sponsored one a copy of their program (1 winner)
MTC Website: Click HERE 
MTC Fan Page: Click HERE 

Pink by Design 

Pink by Design has sponsored a stamp set to 1 winner 
PBD Store - Click HERE
PBD Blog - Click HERE
PBD Fan Page - Click HERE

3 Girl Jam 
3 Girl Jam has sponsored a $15 GC to their store. 
3GJ Store - Click HERE
3GJ Blog - Click HERE
3GJ Fan Page - Click HERE

The Beary Scrap
The Beary Scrap has sponsored a prize package. 
TBS Store: Click HERE
TBS Fan Page: Click HERE
TBS Blog: Click HERE

Jen Shorey
Jen sponsored this stamp set (1 winner)
Jen's Blog: Click HERE

Little Scraps of Heaven Designs 
LSHD sponsored a $20 GC to her store (1 winner)
LSHD Website: Click HERE
LSHD Fan Page: Click HERE

Bugaboo Digital Stamps
Bugaboo has sponsored 10 images to one winner
Bugaboo Store: Click HERE

Gel-a-tins

Gel-a-tins prize to be determined by Gel-a-tins
Store: Click HERE
Fan Page: Click HERE

The Scrapbooking Queen

TSQ Blog - Click HERE

My Creative Time
MCT has sponsored a super cute stamp set (1 winner)
MCT Store: Click HERE
MCT Fan Page: Click HERE
MCT Blog: Click HERE

Scrapadoodles Scrapbooking 
Scrapadoodles sponsored this super cute stack (1 winner)
Scrapadoodles Fan Page: Click HERE

Kristi W. Designs 


Kristi W Designs has spnosored a $25 GC to her store (1 winner)
KWD Store: Click HERE
KWD Fan Page: Click HERE

Your Next Stamp
YNS sponsored a stamp set (1 winner)
YNS Store: Click HERE
YNS Blog: Click HERE
YNS Fan Page: Click HERE

Charms 24/7
24/7 Charms donated this awesome set above (1 winner) 
24/7 FB Group - Click HERE

Lucy  - Close to my Heart Consultant
Lucy has sponsored some fun Glitter Gels (1 winner)
Lucy's CTMH website: Click HERE 
Lucy's Blog: Click HERE 
Lucy's Fan Page: Click HERE

Scraptastical Kreations 
SK $20 GC to the store (1 Winner) 
SK Website: Click HERE
SK Fan Page: Click HERE


NOW... let's get on to the hop!!!

Here is the complete line up


If you're coming from Suzanne blog, then you're on the right track. If you just happened to stop by my blog today, be sure to head on back to Kristy's blog and hop from the beginning.

Now, I must admit I got this wonderful file from Bugaboo Digital Stamps, Jesus Words to color and use for my project which I had colored immediately. I had a problem though as I wanted to do something with this design and create into a card with meaning and something else. 

Well, I know most of us were glued to the television watching the horrific scene at the elementary school in Connecticut.  The answer was there all along. Jesus is the reason for the season. It's a simple fact of life . 


Now it's time for you to head on over to Ashley for her creativity.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today, and we all hope that you were filled with loads of Christmas joy, as well as loads of inspiration!

God Bless 
Thank you for stopping by to visit today.
Much Love, Hugs, and Friendship
Lynne

Friday, December 14, 2012

Its Freebie Friday at The Stamping Chef - Miffy


Its Freebie Friday at  The Stamping Chef !!! Today's goodie she has cooked up for you to try is "Miffy"

Miffy is such a doll baby with being dressed for any special occasion. For me today, she is dressed as a "sweet sentiment". 



Now, for the recipe:
  • Miffy from The Stamping Chef
  • colored with my Spectrum Markers . . . be patient, I'm a newbie with them but learning
  • card was cut using K&Company Valentine paper cut 6 x 12 inches and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Score Board
  • background was behind Miffy adding a quarter inch around the edges and then inked with scrap paper
  • pearls were added to her little button closures on her Mary Jane's using Miriam's Crafting Supplies - if you haven't had a chance to visit her yet; do stop as her prices and quality can't be beat!
  • Close to My Heart sentiment was used 
  • Ribbon and lace were from ribbon swaps --- gotta love 'em as you get some wonderful crafting supplies!!

Take some time to check out my Design Team Sisters to see their creativity with Freebie Friday:


God Bless and Thank you for stopping by today!!! Please take a moment to sign up for The Stamping Chef blog emails and at least try one of the her freebies she is currently offering!!!! You can also find her on Facebook!!! 

Much Love, Hugs, and Friendship with Christmas Blessings
Lynne

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Hot Cocoa Blog Hop

Hot cocoa on a cold winter's night will warm us through and through and fill us with delight. That is what we hope this hop will do for you so grab a cup of cocoa and start hopping along.

Jearise from http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com is our wonderful hostess and she has a special give away on her blog so make sure you start there to see what she has and how to qualify for the drawing.

Let's get warmed up here cause I know I'm freezing and its hard typing underneath this here old quilt . . .

I must admit, the whole time making my card all I could think of was the song, “Baby, its Cold Outside” . . . . .


RECIPE:
  • Card was cut 6 x 6 using Old World Winter Cardstock and then scored in half using my Martha Stewart Score Board
  • Background was cut using ivory Recollection cardstock cut at 5.75 x 5.75 inches
  • Gold was cut 5.5 x 5.5 using DCWV The Heirloom stack which was then embossed using my Cuttlebug and Darice Music embossing folder
  • Snowman was cut using Kadoodle Bug Cocoa Cutie with edges inked and scraps
  • Snowflake buttons were added just because I could
  • Snowman’s eyes are black pearls from Darice


Thank you for hopping and please continue on to Sandra to see what goodies she has cooked up for you . . . just don't get caught in that snowdrift up ahead . . . 

Here's the chorus line of hot-cocoa crafters just in case you get lost along the way . . . 

Lluvia aka misses crafty- http://sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com
  
God Bless You and Thank you for stopping by today!!!!
Hugs, Love, Friendship and a Cup of Cocoa

Lynne

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Jesus Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Happy Birthday Jesus" blog hop hosted by Lynne Kirsch (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/) and Lorby's World (http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com). 

The holiday season is in full swing and with it rushing to get up the decorations and buy all those presents but in our rush we sometimes forget the whole reason we have this beautiful holiday - to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

A wonderful line up of people have come together and put their rushed holiday lives on hold to show the true meaning of Christmas. Please hop through and leave them each a comment since they have worked hard to help make this hop a success.

We have wonderful sponsors today.
  • Lorby's World has a give away going on so please make sure you stop there to see how to enter and thank you for hopping with us today.
  • Eureka Stamps, http://eurekastamps.com
  • , is offering 5 digital images to one lucky winner
  • QKR Stampede, http://qkrstampede.com, is offering 5 digital images to one lucky winner
  • The Stamping Chef, which is a new digital stamp site, is offering 3 digital images to one lucky winner
  • Jen's Digis is offering 3 digital images to one lucky winner


HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!


Recipe for my project today
  • card is from DCWV Winter Wonder with matching envelopse
  • digital image from Create with TLC, What Child is This, which I hi-lighted the image with chalk.
  • image was mounted on a scrap piece of black
  • angel and rejoice are button charms
  • silver ribbon 


The complete line-up in case you get lost along the way.

God Bless and thank you for stopping today. Please remark on everyone's projects as everyone has worked hard to celebrate "The Reason for the Season"

Hugs, Love, and Friendship
Lynne

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's Snowing......

Ok, maybe it's not snowing but I do love this snowman from The Stamping Chef. This is a totally new digital stamping and digital paper store with some adorable designs! Freebies are offered on a weekly basis AND she currently has a challenge going on - its a win win situation!!! 

Now, onto my project to share with my wonderful friends!!!! It's Snowing is an adorable snowman with a cute vest and scarf dancing (OK, maybe I think he's dancing but then again we know me and my imagination!)




Now, for the recipe:
  • Its Snowing is from The Stamping Chef
  • colored with my Spectrum Markers and the snowman and snow are outlined with a Q-Tip dipped in chalk to give the illusion of snow . . . be patient, I'm a newbie with them but learning
  • card was cut using DCWV Winter Wonder Stack cut 6 x 12 inches and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Score Board
  • background behind snowman was cut 4.5 x 4.75 inches using Recollections
  • bling bling snowflake rhinestones added 
  • buttons on vest were glued on
  • label was cut using Lacey Labels Flower 8 cut at 1.75 inches
  • sentiment was stamped with lime green "snow much fun"
  • card was added on a jaunty angle just because I thought he looked like he was dancing
God Bless and Thank you for stopping by today!!! Please take a moment to sign up for The Stamping Chef blog emails and at least try one of the her freebies she is currently offering!!!! You can also find her on Facebook!!! Tell her Lynne sent you .....

Much Love, Hugs, and Friendship with Christmas Blessings
Lynne

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Princess Peyton Wishes You a Merry Christmas

WOWSERS!!!! Can you believe it???? I got accepted to be on The Stamping Chef Design Team!!! She is a totally new digital stamping and digital paper store with some adorable designs! Freebies are offered on a weekly basis AND she currently has a sale going on - its a win win situation!!! Also, a special thanks to a dear friend, Edwina Brown, who gave me the heads-up to apply for the Design Team. Thank you my wonderful friend!!!

Now, onto my very first project to share with my wonderful friends!!!! Peyton will be made available in the store today but for you and you alone, I'm showing you what a doll baby she is!!!



Now, for the recipe:

  • Peyton from The Stamping Chef
  • colored with my Spectrum Markers . . . be patient, I'm a newbie with them but learning
  • card was cut using Recollection O' Christmas Tree cut 6 x 12 inches and then scored in half using Martha Stewart Score Board
  • background was cut 5.75 x 5.75 inches using Reminisce A Christmas Store Tis the Season which is a beautiful double-sided paper
  • bling bling rhinestones added to her crown, shoes, and wand
  • So Trendy Satin Dots Berry Ribbon
  • Ribbon rose added to her dress and a larger size to the ribbon on the side
God Bless and Thank you for stopping by today!!! Please take a moment to sign up for The Stamping Chef blog emails and at least try one of the her freebies she is currently offering!!!! You can also find her on Facebook!!! Tell her Lynne sent you .....

Much Love, Hugs, and Friendship with Christmas Blessings
Lynne

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December Calendar Girls



Welcome to our December Calendar Girls' Blog Hop. Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The December unique holidays are:

The hop starts with Lucy, http://love2createitall.com. You won't want to miss a single calendar event not to mention the weddings, graduations, birthdays -- ok, you get the idea!!!! 

The line-up for December includes:

  
December Holidays
National Tie Month: Lucy
Spiritual Literacy Month:
1 Earmuff Day: Jearise
5 Bathtub Party Day:
6 St. Nicholas Day: Lynne
7 National Letter Writing Day:  Anita
8 Hanukkah: Lynne
12 Gingerbread House Day: Edwina
14 Monkey Day: Miriam
16 National Chocolate Covered Anything Day: Janet
18 Bake Cookies Day: Lucy
21 Winter Begins: Miriam
21 Humbug Day: Janet
21 Crossword Puzzle Day: Lynne
25 Christmas: Kimberly
26 Boxing Day (Canada):
28 Pledge of Allegiance Day: Kimberly
29 Tick Tock Day: Jearise
 30 Bacon Day: Jearise
31 New Year's Eve: Jearise

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

For my special holidays, I chose St. Nicholas Day which is on December 6th. This is one holiday which when my daughter was small, we celebrated by putting her shoes outside her bedroom door with treats for the reindeer and if she was good, she found small little treats in her shoe in the morning. This year, the tradition continues as she will have Lily put her little shoes outside her bedroom door. Why, the bedroom door you may ask?? Well, when Jen was very little, about Lily’s age, her and I had lived in an apartment complex let’s just say, I didn’t want her shoes outside. 

In many places St. Nicholas is the main gift giver. His feast daySt. Nicholas Day, is December 6, which falls early in theAdvent season. Some places he arrives in the middle of November and moves about the countryside, visiting schools and homes to find out if children have been good. Other places he comes in the night and finds carrots and hay for his horse or donkey along with children's wish lists. Small treats are left in shoes or stockings so the children will know he has come.

Where St. Nicholas is prominent, his day, not Christmas, is the primary gift giving day. Parties may be held on the eve, December 5th, and shoes or stockings left for St. Nicholas to fill during the night. Children will find treats of small gifts, fruit or nuts, and special Nicholas candies and cookies. St. Nicholas gifts are meant to be shared, not hoarded for oneself.


RECIPE:
  • card was cut 4.25 x 11 and then scored in half using my Martha Stewart Score Board
  • white background was cut at 3.75 x 5 inches and then inked around the edges with burgendy
  • tennis shoe was cut at 2.75 inches using Cricut Rock Princess Cartridge page 52
  • card was stamped with sentiment and gingerbread man and lollipop which were then colored with my Prisma colored pencils
  • I will put the story of St. Nicholas Day on the inside and send to Lily
The second holiday, I chose is Hanukkah which this year is held on December 8th. I have a very good friend that is Jewish. I have gone over his home and celebrated with him and his family on numerous Jewish holidays. I wanted to make a special card for him and his family as a thank you for being my friend no matter what the circumstances.


RECIPE:
  • card is a pre-cut card for DCWV Winter Collection
  • Hanukkah Collage is a Create with TLC file
  • blue ribbon was added in the bottom corner
  • card was colored with my gel pens and chalked around the edges and through the music to soften the look
My third holiday is Crossword Puzzle Day. When doing some research on this holiday, I discovered that December 21st was the day that the first crossword puzzle was published in a newspaper. Do you know which newspaper???? Hmmmm, let’s see who reads my little trivia and the first one with the correct answer will get some little treats ……

RECIPE:
  • card was cut 6 x 12 inches and then scored in half using my Martha Stewart Score Board
  • background paper is a stack of books which found on clearance for $.10 and was cut 5.75 x 5.75 inches
  • crossword puzzle is a jpg. which I found on a google search
  • pencil is from a Creative Kuts File, School Collection 2  

Stop by and check out these holidays as I am sure you are going to want to remember these holidays and include them in your card making projects!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar again next month to see what Holidays to Celebrate on January 12, 2013, for the next Calendar Girls Blog Hop!

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Friendship
Lynne