And the winner is...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Thank you so much to all of those who participated in Back to School / Fall blog hop! It was so much fun and I loved seeing all of the inspiring projects.  And a big thanks to Sylvia at Bella's Scrapbook Design for inviting me to be a part of such an amazing line up. I'm so excited to have so many new followers as well as those fabulous blog friends who follow me daily! I received 48 sparkly comments! Lucky for me does the choosing :)
and the winner is...
Babe O'mara said, "Your card is adorable. Love the glittery crayons. 
And what a cute idea for the hall passes. TFS"

Babe - you've got mail! Please contact me back with your info and I will get your goodies in the mail.  If I don't hear from you within one week I will sadly have to chose someone else :(  I'll be back again in a few days to post a sparkly wedding card I just made. Be sure to check back! *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*

Back to School / Fall Blog Hop

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Welcome to the Back to School / Fall Blog Hop. You should have come here from Monica at Simply Cricutting (aren't her project simply amazing?). If you were just visiting my blog today, make sure that you go back to the beginning Bella's Scrapbook Designs.  You don't want to miss any of the incredible projects or blog candy!  Being a teacher myself, I love making projects for my fellow teachers.  This card was made for a fabulous friend who just got her first teaching position this year.
What I used:
* Base - Red Cardstock 8.5" x 5.5" - scored in half
* Mat - DCWV Grade School Stack 4" x 5.25:
* Black Strip - 1.125" x 4"
* White Strip - 1.25" x 4"
* Red Strip - 2" - Trimmed with Fiskars Border Punch
* Green Ribbon
* White Heat Embossing Powder
* Paper Studio Gems (silver)
* Michaels $1 Gems (red)
* Target $1 Glitter
* TPC Studio - Greetings Stamp Set - "Congrats!"

Crayons - Simply Charmed - 3.25"

I also made these fun hall passes for a friend who has a beach theme this year. 
Unfortunately, I didn't write down all of the measurements.  I used my gypsy to make the pass part and Gypsy Font (welded) to make the words.  The flowers and the flip flops are from Life's a Beach and the palm tree is from Create-a-Critter!

Thank you so much for hopping with us today.  Next up is Christy from Christy's Scrapbookin'.  I'm sure she has something spectacular for you.  Before you go don't forget to check out my blog candy at the bottom of this post :)

Lost?  Don't worry - Here's the whole line up: 
* Sylvia-
* Patty-
* Laura-
What's a blog hop with out some magnificent blog candy?  I'm offering this blog candy to one lucky commenter.  As usual, I tried to match our school theme. I had a hard time not keeping these for myself! Also, I didn't forget the sparkle - I just don't know what it will be yet.  So a sparkle surprise will be included in the winners package :) Want to win? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.  You don't have to be a follower, but of course I would love it if you were :)  Be sure to leave a way for me to contact you, in case you win! I will use to choose a winner on Monday, September 12th.  *~* Thanks for stopping by*~*

Awards & A Blog Hop Announcement

Thursday, September 8, 2011

First I'd like to apologize to all of my wonderful friends and followers who have stuck by me through this super busy time in my life.  Every week I pledge to make more time to craft and every week it seems like I don't have the time to do so!  But don't fret... I was super busy over the long weekend and completed 3 whole cards :)  The first will be seen Saturday Sept. 10th for the Back to School/Fall Hop hosted by Sylvia at Bella's Scrapbook Designs!  Now on to my award... 
I am super honored to have received the Butterfly Award from Jen at Jen's Happy Place.  If you haven't been to visit Jen, be sure you do - she makes super cute projects :) To receive this award, I need to: answer the following questions, award it to 10 other bloggers, contact the 10 bloggers to let them know they have been given this award, and I also need to show a link to the person who gave me the award.

Here are the questions with my answers:

Q1) Name your favorite color.
Purple and red

Q2) Name your favorite song.
I can’t decide – I like all kinds of music and my favorite is always changing

 Q3) Name your favorite dessert.
Strawberries and Chocolate Chip Cookies (not together)
Q4) What wizzes you off at the moment?
Not having enough time to make more cards

Q5) Your favorite pet?
Molly my dog and Rascal my cat

Q6) Black or White?
Both- I really like black and white patterns right now!

Q7) Your biggest fear?
Spiders – anything that has 8 legs is just creepy

Q8) Best Feature?
My sense of humor

Q9) Everyday attitude?
Positive and upbeat

Q10) What is perfection?
It is what you make it

Q11) Guilty Pleasure?
Buying teaching and crafting supplies

Q12) When you're upset you . . .
Craft of course!

Now to pass it on to my blog friends!  I tried to choose people who I didn’t think had already received this award…

I'm off to let these fabulous ladies that I am passing this award to them.  I suggest you hop along and visit them too.  I promise you won't be disappointed! Don't forget to come back on Saturday for the wonderful Back to School/Fall hop - there will be some spectacular projects and I am sure some magnificent blog candy :) *~*Thanks for stopping by*~*