Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Center Step Card Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my blog and the Center Step Card Blog Hop!

Ashley here and I am your hostess for this fun hop!

Today I have 11 fabulous crafters showing off their center step cards.

These cards are so much fun to make and really not that hard.  One of my hoppers Jennifer even created a template to use with your Silhouette!  I have two links below where you can find tutorials.

Here is the amazing lineup.  You are all in for a real treat....

So to make my center step card I used a file that Jennifer shared with us. If you have a silhouette this file is perfect! If you are interested in giving the file a try, be sure to hop by Jennifer's blog!

Papers are from my stash
Jaded Blossom-Feeling Fruity stamp set, Flag Dies and Flag Dies 2
Peachy Keen Stamps Wide Eyed Kids
White gel pen
VersaFine in Onyx Black

As for blog candy....

$20 gift card to Michaels or Joanns (your choice)

To win...
1.  You must comment on all stops in the hop
2.  We all love followers but not necessary to win the blog candy 
3.  Must leave a way for me to reach you

Using I will announce the winner on Sunday, September 30th.

Thank you so much for joining us today and I hope you will get some inspiration to give the center step card a try!

I will now send you off to Tonya's Blog!

Have a fabulous crafty day!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Center Step Card Blog Hop Coming

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to remind everyone that I'm hosting the Center Step Card Blog Hop on Wednesday.

Please join us for some great card inspiration!

I also wanted to let everyone know that I will be announcing all blog candy winners on Sunday, September 30th and going forward I will announce all winners at the end of every month.  This is easier for me when I have to send prizes out or send via email I can do it all at the same time :).

Hope to see you Wednesday!

Have a fabulous crafty day!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Have An Owlsome Fall Y'All Blog Hop

Cupcake Wars Blog Hop click here

Welcome to the 
Have An Owlsome Fall Y'All 
Blog Hop!

If you arrived here from Jessica's Blog, then you are on Track!

 We are so happy to have you join us today! The hop starts at Heather Lynn's blog so please start there.  You won't want to miss out on any of these wonderful projects! This is a 2 day hop and the line up will be different each day.  Please start HERE today (9/22) and tomorrow (9/23), so we can send you in the right direction!

 Our first "Well Owl Be" Blog Hop went over so well, we decided to do an owl themed hop 4 times a year! Our next hop will be right before Christmas and we hope you will come back and join us then, too!

One grand prize winner will win a Cricut cartridge and a stamp set sponsored by Erica's Craft Room! Thank you, Erica, you are so generous! Please be a follower and leave a comment at all of the stops in the hop for the chance to win. There will also be other blog candy along the way!

I just love this time of year, fall is my favorite season.  I decided to go with a Halloween owl card :)

Papers are from my stash and K & Company Ghostly Greetings.

The hat and some of the broom I put on dimensionals.  The owl is Single Owl Witch from Treasure Box Designs.  The sentiment comes from Jaded Blossom's Happy OWL-o-Ween.

As for my blog candy....
I'm going to giveaway a Jaded Blossom Happy OWL-o-Ween stamp set...

To win..
1.  Leave a comment on this post
2.  Leave a way for me to reach you

I will use and announce the winner on Sunday, September 30th.

Thanks for hopping by.

Now make sure to head over to Norma's Blog next.

Have a fabulous crafty day!

Cupcake Wars Blog Hop

Welcome to Cupcake Wars! 

No bloodshed here, just plenty of sugar! 

If you didn't start at Janet's blog: please do so! She's giving away a Cricut Lite Cartridge-Cupcake! How sweet is that?
We don't want you to miss any of the scrumptious projects and some have even left recipes for you to try! As we head into the holiday season, you might just have a new family favorite!

You should have come from Melissa's Blog. I'm so glad you're here now, so check out my project and what I cooked up for you!

So I'm a little disappointed that I didn't have a chance to make my own cupcakes. I had to settle for store bought ones. I took this yummy treat to my mom yesterday at work and surprised her. Since fall is today I thought it was a perfect treat...

Papers are from my stash and K & Company Ghostly Greetings
Jaded Blossom Flag Dies, Flag Dies 2 and Thanksgiving Wishes
Stampin Up Classic Ink Pads in Early Espresso and Old Olive
Copics and White Gel Pen

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Pirate Blog Hop

Yohoho mateys and welcome to the Pirate Blog hop in honor of "Talk like a pirate day" today.  

Captain Lorby ( is head of these here ships and ye would be starting ur hopping aboard by vessel. Captain Lorby and my mateys have worked hard getting their ships in tip top shape for this hop so ye better stop by and see what they have done or someone along the way may make ye walk the plank. So grab ye eye patch and your best bottle of coffee, tea, or water and let's do some pirate hopping and talking.

Our Blog Candy for this event is a digital pirate stamp from Captain Lorby. To be in the drawing for the digital stamp, you must comment on ALL blogs and become a follower of Lorb's World.

You should have come from Tee's ship. If ye just came aboard my ship and would like to hop ye best start with Captain Lorby!

Ahoy matey, here is me project for this hop.

Papers are from my stash and Echo Park Dots & Stripes
Pirate cut is from the Silhouette store
Jaded Blossom Miscellaneous Fun
White gel pen
Black gel pen
VersaFine in Onyx Black

I thank ye for stopping by me ship and now ye is to journey on to Lucy's ship.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall In Love With Autumn Blog Hop

Hi everyone!

Welcome to my blog and the Fall In Love With Autumn Blog Hop!

We have some amazing crafters on this hop showing off their fall wreaths.

If you are coming from Sheila's Blog, you are right on track.  If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start at the beginning here.

I just love the fall, it's my favorite season.  The aromas, colors, fashion ahhhh!  Today I want to share my Halloween wreath that I created.  Love how it came out.  Decided to do a small wreath.

Papers are from my stash
3 Girl JAM crinkle ribbon in Harvest Orange, Witches Brew and Goblin Green
Peachy Keen Stamps Monster Mash Face Assortment
White gel pen
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Black
The styrofoam wreath is actually a heart wreath I turned upside down
The ghosts and font are from the Silhouette store

Be sure to check out Lluvia aka Misses Crafty's Blog, she's having a great giveaway!

Thanks for hopping by.

Your next stop is Tanya's Blog!

Here is the lineup in case you get lost...

Lluvia aka misses crafty-

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chocolate Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the Chocolate Blog Hop!

Next to diamonds, chocolate is a girl's best friend and in some cases it may even rank higher than diamonds. This hop takes some neat approaches to chocolate so I hope you can take the time to hop through and see how these crafters expressed their love of chocolate.

You will start at Lorby's World but make sure you make it all the way to the end because Tee at One Scrap at a Time is giving away two files from The Cutting Cafe to one lucky winner. Tee will have all the details on how to sign up for the drawing when you arrive at her blog.

So get your box of hidden chocolate and enjoy the hop...

If you are just coming from Miriam's Blog, you are right on track.  If you just came across my blog and would like to hop along, please start over with Jearise.

For the hop I have a treat box with some Hershey Kisses :)
Jearise said we could also use different color browns so I wanted the box to be fairly on the kraft brownish side!

Papers are from my stash
Jaded Blossom-Pattern Kisses and Friendly Kisses, Curly Everyday Borders and Chocolate Lovers
Popcorn box came from the Silhouette store
Stampin Up Classic Ink Pad in Early Espresso
Krazy For Kraft and Chocolate Truffle twine from Trendy Twine
White gel pen

I have blog candy...

Chocolate Lovers stamp set from Jaded Blossom!

To win:
1.  Comment on this post
2.  Leave a way for me to reach you
**Extra entries if you become a fan of my Facebook page (The Glamorous Side Of Scrapping) and a friend of my blog**

Using, I will announce the winner on Monday, September 17th.

Thanks for hopping by!

You're next stop is Lucy's Blog!

Here is the lineup in case you get lost...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to our Pinterest Inspired Blog Hop.

Are you addicted to Pinterest?  Do you have several boards with pins that you said "I've got to try that!"?  Well here is your inspiration to create those awesome projects you want to try but have not yet done so.

Ashley (aka The Glamorous Side Of Scrapping) here and I am your hostess with the mostest.

I have rounded up some talented crafters who love Pinterest just as much as I do to bring you this inspirational blog hop!

Here is the lineup...

I love Pinterest so much. Shocking enough I pin more fashion and food than anything else. To check out my boards, click here.

So I decided on two projects....

I decided for my initial project I would make keychains. Here is the link to where I found it. And here is the inspiration photo...

Now I am no sewer. Tried lots of times and it's been an epic fail each time so I decided to create these keychains with paper, elastic and a keyring. Here is what I came up with...

I think they turned out pretty cool.  I made one for myself and one for my sister Brittany.  Next time I make more (and I will make more) I will try some sort of Modge Podge just to give them a little more sturdiness.  To hold the elastic in place I have it sandwiched in between the two shapes.  I used the red tacky tape as well as E6000 glue so it's not going anywhere.  Warning the E6000 is very sticky so use with care a little bit can go a long way.

The papers used are from my stash as well as the elastic and keyrings.  The shape and font come from the Silhouette store.

For my other project I decided to make a Mind Bottle.  They call them Mind Jars, Calming Jars, Time Out Jars.  Perfect for children.  
A Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed,overwhelmed or upset.  Good for adults too.  Imagine the glitter as your thoughts. When you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while you calm down.
 Here is the link where I found this project.  And here is the photo...

After a couple of attempts and some tweaking of my own, here is my "Relax" bottle....

Papers are from my stash and the Tag, Font and Star are from the Silhouette store.  And of course I couldn't resist the White gel pen :)

Looks pretty calm at the moment.  But give it a shake....

After awhile the glitter starts to settle...

I love my relax bottle.  As the glitter settles it looks like it has different color layers.  The bottle sits on my desk and I give it a shake every once in awhile.  Most of you know me, you know I lose my train of thought and creativity sometimes so this is perfect to bring me back.

So as for blog candy....

One winner will receive a $20 gift card to their choice of Michaels or Joanns.

To win....
1. Must comment on all hop stops. We always welcome new followers but not necessary to win the blog candy.
2. Tell me if you have a Pinterest account and if you don't mind giving me the link so I can check it out :)
3. Tell me what you like to pin the most
4. Leave a way for me to reach you

Using I will announce the winner on Sunday, August 16th.

Thank you for hopping and I hope you enjoy the hop. We have had such a great time creating for you all and hope you find some inspiration to give your "hey I gotta try that" a whirl.

I will now send you off to Maria's Blog!

Have a fabulous crafty day!