Friday, May 15, 2015

Around the World Blog Hop

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Thank you for joining us on the adventure of a lifetime! Pack your bags! Get those passports ready!


We are about to embark on a trip Around the World!
You should have arrived from Pam (France) - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
If you would like to start at the beginning of our tour,
http:
conniecancrop.blogspot.com is the first stop on the Around the World blog hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We hope that we can inspire you with culture and creations from around the globe.

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We have a fantastic sponsor this month, ConnieCanCrop!
She will be giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate to spend in one of her online stores!
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!
Your destinations await you! Bon Voyage!

Where are you going???

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SPAIN!!!!!!!

When I think about Spain. I think about good FOOD and PARTY!

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Party Banner
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FOOD.....
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REALLY REALLY GOOD FOOD!!!!!
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Food is one of thee most entertainment and having guest makes it perfect!
The above picture is called 'empandas'. I know we were to make crafty stuff but heck when  started to make the decorations. I had to make my favorite Spain food. Mmmmmmm




  • Brown ground beef in medium skillet on medium heat; drain. Add onions, peppers, ham, dressing, tomato sauce and garlic; mix well. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min., stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in cilantro.
  • Shape dough into 12 balls, using about 2 Tbsp. dough for each. Flatten each ball into 6-inch round. Spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture onto center of each round. Moisten edges with water. Fold dough rounds in half to enclose filling; press lightly on tops to remove air pockets. Seal edges with fork.
  • Heat oil in large deep skillet to 375°F. Add empanadas, in small batches; cook 3 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from oil with slotted spoon; drain well. Cool slightly.

Hope you try it and enjoy the taste of SPAIN!!!!!!!!

Up next is Alicia (Jamaica) - http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
1. Connie (Greece)- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
2. Madge (Ireland)- www.thescrappinlounge.com
3. Theresa (Mexico)- http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
6. Sarah (England) - www.sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com
11. Jessica (Jamaica)- www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com
12. Angela (USA)- www.crazy3monkeys.blogspot.com
13. Shawnee (France)- http://sunshinythought.com

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

My Must Haves

Have you wondered what your MUST HAVES are?
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ME? Well I gotta tell if I had no paper, no adhesive-of any sort-, scissors, ink, stamps or any coloring utensil I would not be able to manage to do a crafty project.

I can always alter anything. I got new pots and pans. Guess what in the above picture did re-use? Yup, the round thing (not sure what it's called). I had fun making this wind chime. I wrapped the circle thing with "Sticky lines by Therm o web, attached the fish line. Then I stamped the stamped images to color paper. Cut around as closely as I could on cars but the  words I used a punch sizes 5/8" and 7/8". 

I surely couldn't do  my projects with the simple things plus anything to alter, LOL

Here is my project:



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Tell me what are your MUST HAVES? I certainly enjoyed trying to use the least of my things but the MUST I like the must.

Can't wait to hear what your MUST HAVES are.

HAVE A SUPER FANTASTIC DAY.

By the way the stamp set I used is the one and talented Melissa go check it out.

A CREATIVE JOURNEY 
WITH MELISSA 

Friday, May 1, 2015

National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop

Hello!

WELCOME to the 
National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!!

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You should of arrived here from Tanya but
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 
WONDERFULLY AMAZING
blog hop to celebrate ALL us Scrapbookers 
FAVORITE HOLIDAY-
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:

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A pack of National Scrapbook Month Paper 
from 
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AND
a Free Mini Stamp set with EVERY SIZE order in her 
online store until Sunday night at Midnight!
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And our second sponsor:
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A set of Kiwi Lane Templates
Tiny Shapes! 

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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 
AWESOME LAYOUTS???

Let's get to hopping!!!
Layouts are personal and so such a great joy to share:
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That was my son's 1st pet and of course we needed to remember him.

Then this layout of my youngest a party to remember.

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Thanks for stopping by! 
Hope you are enjoying NSD and the hop. 
Happy Crafting 
Theresa

Next, please be sure to hop to Melissa 
 blog next.

Here is the blog lineup in case you get lost:

14. Jessica http://www.stampinandcraftin.blogspot.com

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Speech Bubbles

I am so excited to be able to use these NeW stamp sets from A Creative Journey with Melissa.

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AND

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Simply stamp on scrap paper... even vellum. Cut very closely to the stamp area. i embossed the card with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. Distressed the paper a bit and you got your self a quick card. Oh, used foam dots too!

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Okay, your going to wonder where did the words and those super cute faces come. Glad you want to know. Here are the stamp sets that have those images!
Click on picture..
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AND

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Cricut Cartridge

Their is something about just grabbing a Cricut cartridge and flipping through the book and imaging what the IMAGE looks on paper versus a screen. 

 Don't get me wrong I have several several components that are pretty NEAT but it is something about having a IMAGE on paper to just feel the feel of your project on hand. 

Yeah, its cool looking through  screen and ect. It's like reading a 'book' and the feel of the pages going through your fingers. Is it the smell of the paper? Or is just having it in your hand that brings it all together? 
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We all are different and I know we feel different about how to create. That is why its pretty neat to have ALL the variety of choices we have.

I have to admit I like having the newest and biggest thing but then it got too much with the up keep on my 10 year old Mac computer. Plus, Hubby bought me a windows computer too but I rarely use that laptop.
 I got it to update my Gypsy and the Silhouette.  I had to stop myself in getting the NEXT biggest thing. I have a hard time getting rid, or I should say selling my machines, of my stuff because I know the stuff I have are great!

(I have SureCuts Alot, Personal Cricut machine, Cricut  Expression machine, Cricut Imagine, Silhouette machine, Gypsy and YUDU. And still growing!)


With All that said here is a cute project I made when I gave my customer her custom custom made goodie bags....
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I bought the bag at Dollar Tree and just altered it with the die cut Minnie Mouse cut with Cricut Expression and the cartridge Disney.

Come back Thursday to check out MORE!!!!!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

New Stamp set

Hello, hope you are having time to do some of your memories on paper. I miss doing ScrapBooking layouts> I was glad I have this DCWV and BRAND new stamp set from A Creative Journey with Melissa. You may just want to run and grab both sets. They are well worth it and stamp so clearly!

Closer look at how they stamp.
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Here are the stamp sets..... click on them.

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Don't they LOOK fun to play with? Hurry go get them!
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Not only does DCWV make it easy to make a Layout but the PERFECT stamp set too!
Oh, and the picture too, LoL

As I stamped on the paper then cut very closely to make the Bubble speech look cute on the page.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

New Release for Creative Journey with Melissa

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Hi! My name is Haidee and I am a Creative Crew Team 
member for A Creative Journey with Melissa. You should have just come here from Rhoda.  If you didn’t and you would like to start at the beginning of the hop here with Melissa, you could win one of five prizes!
Today, I am so excited to be able to share these creations with you today. I am highlighting.....

Speech Bubbles Mini Stamp Set

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AND

Speech Bubbles Large Stamp Set 
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 for this blog hop. Please be sure to hop along to each participant and follow the directions that they have posted for this hop. If you do, you will be entered to win one of five prizes. All directions must be followed to be eligible to win.

************Giveaways********
Speech Bubbles Mini Stamp Set
Speech Bubbles Large Stamp Set
Sign Language Sentiments Stamp Set
Two $10 gift certificate for Joann’s

Here is my projects:

EASY, EASY to use for a scrapbook layout... 
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I used DCWV and I love their paper. Then to top it off using these super fantastic stamp sets are easy, clear and creative. Washi tape and few buttons, wallah! 

EASY, EASY to use for any occasion.
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Stamped the bubble speech and saying on DCWV and cut around it. Used Glue Dots to add to these containers and wallah -super super cute treat for anyone.

Quick and easy to make a card....
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I stamped the bubble speech to DCWV paper and cut around it and 
used Glue Dots and foam dots. 

And inside of card too!!!
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Thank you for visiting and please be sure to hop along 

to all of our other amazingly talented Creative Crew 

Team Members and comment on each blog following 

their directions correctly. Contest ends Friday at 8 PM. 

Winners will be announced on Saturday !!!!!

END OF HOP!!!!

HAVE A SUPER FANTASTIC DAY!!!!