Friday, May 29, 2015

Blooming Flowers Blog Hop-Kusudama Flowers

Welcome to the 

Today's hop is sponsored by Card A Day Challenge Blog

and the prize package you could win 

To win just comment on the blogs in the hop today.  That's it! It's that simple.

We would also appreciate you following the blogs too.

Now on with the hop.

You should have arrived here from RHONDA!

So, sadly I have lost my crafty mojo!!! I have been working SO many hours extra at my job, that coming home and being creative has become a chore! I HATE THIS FEELING! 
I sat and sat AND SAT in craft room trying to create a project for this hop, and I tried and tried AND TRIED! 

Nothing came out right :( 

And, on top of new flowers I just got for my porch died on me! 

I was just not having any luck with flowers!!!! 

So...I decided to go through my old projects and I found the PRETTIEST FLOWERS I have EVER made!!! 

They are Kusudama Flowers!!

AND they WONT die on me!!! WAHOOO!!! 

Here is a video to the tutorial I used to make these!!!

Thanks for stopping by today your next stop is ANGELA!

In case you get lost along the way, today's blog line up is:

  1. Theresa Rawlins Knopf
  2. Ashley A. Walker
  3. Denise Soffa
  4. Anna Lentz Carpenter
  5. Alicia O'Bryant
  6. Created Unique Haidee…/04/blooming-flowers.h…
  7. Daphne Shreiber
  8. Sarah Pederson
  9. Rhonda Helm
  10. Jessica Douglass Wilson
  11. Angela Corcoran
  12. Silvia Haynes
  13. Kim Schaeffer Venezia
  14. Card A Day Challenge Design Team
  15. Tristan Dawes

Saturday, May 2, 2015

National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!


WELCOME to the 
National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!!

You should of arrived here from ANNAbut
if you did not, you can start at Jessica in the beginning!

Today, some of the best Scrapbooking bloggers I 
know teamed up to present a 
blog hop to celebrate ALL us Scrapbookers 
National Scrapbook Day!

Some info on National Scrapbooking Day:

Each year on the first Saturday in May, it is National Scrapbook Day. 

Also known as National Scrapbooking Day, on this day thousands of people get together all over the country to celebrate with scrapbooking parties and share their talents with others. 

Scrapbooking dates back to the 15th century.

As per Wikipedia: “Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbook albums are often decorated and frequently contain extensive journaling. Scrapbooking is a widely practiced pastime in the United States.”

Scrapbooking is a hobby of preserving memories and at the same time it provides a strong social network.

  ”Scrappers”, as they are called, get together and scrapbook at each others homes, local scrapbook stores, scrapbooking conventions, retreat centers and have even gone on cruises.  Together they share tips and ideas and enjoy the social outlet.

Scrapbookers are often referred to as "Paper Hoarders".

How about those journaling tidbits facts??? 

Now, enough with the facts, lets get to the good stuff!

Today, we have two Sponsors!

Our first sponsor is:

A pack of National Scrapbook Month Paper from 


a Free Mini Stamp set with EVERY SIZE order in her 
online store until Sunday night at Midnight!

And our second sponsor:


A set of Kiwi Lane Templates
Tiny Shapes! 

In order to be eligible to win, you must do the following:

1. Follow all blogs!
2. Be sure to comment on ALL blog posts!
3. Follow Craftin and Stampin  on Facebook!
4. Follow Stampin and Craftin on Facebook!
5. For extra chances to win, take a picture of YOUR 
completed layouts this weekend, and post to Instagram with 
the tag ‪#‎craftinandstampinnationalscrapbookday2015‬ and each 
completed layout gets an extra chance at winning!

You have until Monday at 8:00 AM to hop and 
to be entered to win!
Winners will be announced on Wednesday on 
both Sponsor Blogs!

Now, who's ready to celebrate with some 

Let's get to hopping!!!

Here is the project I created utilizing my Kiwi Lane Templates!!! I just LOVE these templates because I can play to create and when I am happy with how they look, I can get my template traced, cut, inked and replaced! 

Here is my project!!!!

Here is the blog lineup in case you get lost!

1. Jessica 
2. Theresa
3. Shawnee
4. Dottie
5. Sukie
6. Jennifer
7. Michele
8. Chaunnelle
9. Tanya
11. Melissa
12. Katy
13. Daphne 
14. Rhonda
15. Anna
16. Jessica


Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!