Saturday, April 13, 2013


 Crop Circles April Blog Hop Blog candy Winner

 1. Liza-Ann Tucker 

Congratulations!!!!   Please let me know where I can send your blog candy.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and participating in out blog hop!! 

Random Line Picker - Pick a Winner!

Alison Goodyear
mitchells momma
Elaine Beck
Tiz Barnes
Catherine Joy Stockley
Rhea Skomorowski

1. Liza-Ann Tucker

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Welcome to Crop Circle's April Blog Hop, their second hop and my first!!  April 10th-12 2013.
 We are a group of crafters who share idea's, inspiration, tips tricks hints and most of all we share of ourselves !  Everything from scrapbooking, card making, mixed media, and kids projects, challenges up to and including  redecorating our scrap nests. Most of us are Newfoundlanders or have some ties to the Island ( Grab a map if you are now scratching your head ;) )

For this Hop we decided to go with the theme SPRING because who doesn't love Spring and to share 2 quotes
"Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"  ~Robin Williams
 "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."   ~ Hal Borland

You have until April 12 to finish the hop, and you should of come here from Michelle Marks's blog. If you haven't then no worries, there will be a ful list of names and blog links at the end of this post. Don't forget to leave your name and a comment on each of the blogs you visit because you will be entered to win a Grand Prize package consisting of a Maya Road Bundle! Can you imagine how much fun is in that bundle? !! Also like the Easter Bunny dropping eggs some of the bloggers are offering extra blog candy to be drawn for! Following the blogs would also be nice :) At the end of the hop I will have a random draw for some blog candy to be given away !!!!

Below is what I was inspired to create for Spring. Rain showers always remind my of Spring, raindrops, the greenness around us, walking with an umbrella and not being afraid of blowing away like Mary Poppins ;)

I used papers from Bo Bunny's Prairie Chic collection. I just love the colors and patterns in this package! I used my eyelet setter (for the second time ever and I really think I need to invest in a Crop-a-dile or something quieter and a little easier to use haha) and then threaded it with ribbon, rolled back my edges and secured with some pretty bright brads and added flowers and leaves.The flower clusters are Petaloo and various other buds, flowers and leaves. The bottom border edge was punched using MS Doily border punch and the top from the Gabrielle Collection (Bo Bunny)  I die cut a lamp post and distressed it with  Tim Holtz Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, brushed Gesso over the edges of my photo (Gesso is now my number one go to scrapping item I love it !!) A Bo Bunny Doily underneath the photo. The butterflies were punched with MS Large Monarch Butterfly punch and EK Success's 3 in 1 layering punch. Word art from the Prarie Chic collection and the Spring word title from Little Blue Bicycle.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope that our hop will put "a little Spring in your step" and help to inspire you !  Have fun !! Your next stop should be Natasha Connolly's blog
Here's the order of the hop:
Cathy Caines -
Sara Case Strickland -
Michelle Marks -
Kymberley Wragg-Machamer - <~~~~ You are Here .
Natasha Connolly -
Cheryl Ashworth -
Shar Strahan- partner with Cheryl Ashworth
Brande Strahan - partner with Cheryl Ashworth

Catherine Stockley-
Rhea Skomorowski -
Darlene Head Whalley
Lori Smith -

Spring is never really complete for me with Mother's Day Cards and my sister in law and my nieces birthday so I have also added in the pictures of their cards and  when I get motivated enough I blog post about them ! 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

 Well it's been awhile since I have ventured into my blog, real life and a bad memory keep me from remembering to come in and post, Don't want to say that age has anything to do with this haha.
I belong to an amazing group on FB (Crop Circles) with a group of unbelievably fantastic and creatively inspiring women. Once a month or so we put on challenges within the group, one challenge is the Same but different. One person hosts the challenge and then provides each person with a collection of scrap items to do with what they may. The items are the same but the results are always outstandingly different.
This month we were given a square piece of scrap paper, a length of lace and a journaling card, below was my take using the materials.

I used Prima Ledger and Almanac  paper, the shutters and window tops also Prima, as well as the Hexagon mask which I filled in using Ceramic Stucco. The flowers were a mixture of Prima and Petaloo. The Clock embellishment is Teresa Collins and other various additions.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Birthday's birthdays birthdays!! One of the things that drew me into the scrap world was the thought of being able to make my own cards for people and once I started I was hooked!! The next few months are filled with birthdays after birthdays for me, so I had to start getting busy.
Posted below are 2 cards, one for my sister in law and the other for a friend.