Friday, June 28, 2013

Winnie the Pooh and some Winners!!!!!!!

Happy Friday!!!!!!  I have a project and some winners for you today!!!  Let's start with the project, I won a set of stamps from Mae Sunshine Designs for the 100 Acre Woods Blog Hop.  Well this set is adorable and I received it a few days ago and couldn't wait to use it. This is what I created....

Pooh was cut at 3 inches from the Pooh and Friends Cricut Cartridge.  I'm not sure if he is eating the honey or looking into the empty jar.  LOL  My background paper is from DCWV The Glitter Mat stack, which I love.  My ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I punched the ticket using EK Success Ticket punch.   As I stated my sentiment is from Mae Sunshine Designs "Thoughts of Honey" which you can find HERE!  And my sweet Angel Stick Pin is from Pinque Peacock!

Now onto the important stuff...............
The winners from Mary Ann's Surprise Birthday Blog Hop are......{drum roll}.....................................

The Grand Prize winner was chosen from Mary Ann's Blog...Scrappin GG and the winner is.....

Happy, happy birthday, MaryAnn!

The winner of the Michael's Gift Card was chosen from my blog and the winner is.......

marg0006June 27, 2013 at 9:06 PM
The wreath is just beautiful. Have a wonderfully fun & Happy B-Day.

marg0006 at Verizon dot net

Ladies, please email me at to claim your prize!!!!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the blog hop both those who were in it and those who took the time to hop through it and wish my Mom a Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cricut Artiste Cartridge and Really Reasonable Ribbon

Good Morning!  How are you today?  Are you enjoying your week?  I am just happy we are halfway through the work week!  I have a project to share today using the Cricut Artiste Cartridge and some lace from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

I went to a baby shower on Sunday and the Mom to be asked that the gifts weren't wrapped so she would be able to spend more time with guest.  So I created this little shoe as a gift hard holder.  I have to tell you using the shoe as a gift card holder was not my original idea, however, I can't remember where I saw it at.  

To create my shoe, I used the CTMH Cricut Artiste Cartridge and cut the shoe at 4.25.  I used Scor Tape to adhere my lace to the shoe.  I made a teeny tag using MCT's Teen Tag Greetings stamp and die set.  My pink bow was made using some ribbon from Michael's.  I used some pink brads from my stash to attach the strap across the shoe.  I have to say, I can't wait until I have to help for a baby shower because I think this shoe would be a great favor!  

If you haven't hopped through the Surprise Birthday Blog Hop I organized for my Mom, click HERE to head over there!  You have until Thursday at 11:59 pm to complete the hop and enter for the sweet blog candy! 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Mary Ann's Surprise Blog Hop

Welcome to "Mary Ann's Surprise Birthday" Blog Hop!  

Today is my Mom, Mary Ann's 65th Birthday and to honor her, we are putting on a surprise birthday blog hop!!!!  

I am the first stop on the hop!  Let me tell you a little about my wonderful Mom!  She is first, a Mother, then a Wife, Grandmother, Care Giver, Friend and all around awesome person.  My Mom is my very best friend!  We talk every day and try to see each other as much as possible.  She is AWESOME!  

Some of her favorite things are......gardening, crafting, vacationing and spending time with family.  She is a florist by trade but doesn't do much of that anymore, mostly for family in her backyard shop.  

A few years back, she had a TIA which put things in perspective for me.  You think your parents are going to be here forever or at least you hope so, right.  But after her health scare, which by the way she made a full recovery, our bond just got stronger.  I make it a point to see her as much as possible and we vacation together.  You know a little mother/daughter time!  I LOVE MY MOMMY!!!!!!  And that is the reason I am doing this for her!  Mom, I hope you enjoy your special day!!!!
In addition to seeing a lot of awesome creations, there is some blog candy available too.  Mary from  Cardz TV with Mary is our sponsor for this hop!  She will be giving away TWO stamp sets!  Be sure to stop by her blog and give her some bloggie love!  And head over to  facebook and become a Cardz TV Stamps follower! 

In addition, I will be giving away a Michael or JoAnn's gift card, winner's choice.  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  The winner will be announced Friday on my blog! 

Don't forget to leave a birthday message for the birthday girl!!!!! 

My Mommy loves ladybugs so when i saw this sweet little ladybug in the Kate's ABCs handbook, I knew I had to use it.  

 To create the frame for the inside of my card, I used a Martha Stewart Punch.
The sentiments are from Cardz TV "Good Times" stamp set!

I made this wreath as a birthday gift for my Mommy!  Hope she likes it!

Next on the hop is my super sweet friend VANESSA!

Should you get lost along the way, here is the entire line up: 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Craftin' & Stampin's Birthday Blog Hop

Hi All!

Welcome to the Craftin' and Stampin' Birthday Blog Hop!!!

You should of arrived here from JANET'S Blog!  If you have not, please start at the beginning HERE

We are so excited that you could hop along with us to celebrate Jessica's (AKA Craftin' and Stampin') Birthday!

Some of Jessica's crafty friends have come together to show off their AMAZING talents and to create a fun filled hop for her birthday! Jessica always loves to make birthday's a special day for her friends and family, so we decided to make a special day for her! Wait until you see the amazing projects we have for you today!

WAIT JUST A MINUTE!!! What would a Blog Hop be without any prizes??? Look what we have for you today!!!

2 Scrapbook Kits (Robot & Space Layout Kits)

$15 Store Gift Certificate

$10 Store Gift Certificate

 Right at Home Scrapbooking - North Attleboro, MA

A total SCRAP KIT complete with:
 Paper, Alpha Stickers, and an Embellishment Kit.

A Smash Book Mini &
 A $20 Giftcard to either Michael's or Joanne's! Winners Choice!

In order to win one of these awesome prizes from our sponsors, you need to follow each of the hop participants, and you must comment along the way! Winners will be picked from on Wednesday and listed on the Craftin' and Stampin' blog!

But first, here's a little something from me about Jessica.....

Jessica and I met when we both were chosen for the same design team.  She is super nice and an awesome crafter!  Jessica and I have lots in common, we both like vampires, the Fifty Shades books, the Twilight Books and both love purple!!!!

So, here is what I created for her:

My card is a typical A2 sized card.  I cut my "party girl" from the Forever Young cartridge at 4 inches.  My background paper is from Paper Studio.  I added some bling to the centers of my flowers. The sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps "Good Times"!  


Now, its time to go on to my super talented friend 

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way!

Thank you all so much for hopping along with us!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Father's Day Blog Hop Winner!!!!!!

The Winner from the Father's Day Blog Hop is...................

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Dandy Do
Dandy Do, please email me at with the card of your choice and contact information.  You have 2 weeks to claim your prize! 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Monday! A Wreath and A Winner!

Good Morning My Crafty Friends!  Did you have a wonderful weekend?  I had a busy weekend but it was good!  On Saturday, I had class for 5 1/2 hours and then went to meet my daughter, Rachelle and my future DIL, Ina at a bridal shop to see the bridesmaid dresses and get the girls fitted, etc.  The dresses are gorgeous and I can't wait until December to celebrate their wedding!  I have two children getting married within a three month period, WHEW! 

Sunday, I woke up with a sinus headache that I couldn't shake so I stayed home, but I was able to get in my craft room and make a couple of wreaths.  I'm getting ready for 4th of July! 

I made this one for me, this is a pic of it on my gate in the back yard.  

And on my door!!!

And this one I made as a gift for my daughter! 

Ok and now I have the winner for my blog candy from the 100 Acre Woods Blog Hop.............

Sue DJune 15, 2013 at 10:28 PM
What a cute little scene you created for Piglet and Tigger. I like the fence. My favorite is Pooh closely followed by Tigger.
I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue you have 2 weeks to claim your prize, please email me at! 

I'll be in class all week so I'll be back as often as I can this week!  Until next time...............

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Father's Day" Blog Hop!  

We're so happy you could join us today to honor Fathers, Brothers, Sons, Uncles or any other man who has been a great influence in our lives!

 I am the first stop on the hop!  I can't wait for you to see what great projects these awesome ladies have created!  

In addition to seeing a lot of awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too.  Miranda will be giving away a Michael’s or JoAnn's gift card (winner's choice).  To be eligible for the blog candy, you are required to visit each stop in the hop and leave a comment!  

The winner will be announced Wednesday, June 19th here on my blog! 

Let me tell you a little about my Dad or Daddy as I call him. He is an awesome Daddy, very loving and caring.  Always there when I need him most!  Just a great all around guy! Here is a pic of my Dad and I when I was a little girl: 

This is how I remember us!  Always cuddled up!  I have to admit, I can't cuddle with him like that anymore I seemed to have grown a bit too big.  LOL  But I still get my hugs in!

My Daddy is a commercial fisherman from South Louisiana so when I saw this stamp from My Daily Bread, I knew it would make the perfect Father's Day card or him!  

I colored the image with my pencil colors.  The image brings me back to my childhood when we spent countless hours in the Gulf trawling, or as some say shrimping! 

And the inside.  I cut the wheel and anchor from Life's A Beach Cricut Cartridge.  

Happy Father's Day to all you Awesome Dads out there! 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

100 Acre Woods Blog Hop

Welcome to the 100 Acre Woods Blog Hop  

Today we invite you to come check out this great  group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects featuring  our favorite Winnie the Pooh Characters. 

Connie Can Crop is the  first stop on this fun Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate  your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue  sharing their ideas and creations.  

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this  hop!

Mae Sunshine Designs will be giving away a cute stamp set to one lucky person.  

 So 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 us a  comment letting us know what you like best about our projects.  

Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you  followed the rules.

You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the  hop and leave your comments. 

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!

 Ready to join in the fun?

Tigger is my favorite Pooh character!  To create my project I used the Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge.    

Just to make things a little more "TIGGERIFIC" I have some blog candy for you, just leave me a comment telling me who is your favorite Pooh character!

 I am the last person on this awesome hop, don't forget to head back to Connie's Blog and let her know you followed all the rules to be entered for the blog candy! 

Here's our lineup in case you get lost:

13. Miranda -

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Hello! Hello!

Good Morning everyone, I just wanted to pop in and say Hello!  I've been super busy taking some theology classes so I can get my certification to teach Faith Formation classes within our Parish Religion Program formally known as CCD for those of you who are Catholic.  I haven't had much time in my craft room, however, I will be participating in 2 blog hops this weekend! 

On Saturday the 15th, I'll be in the 100 Acre Woods Blog Hop being hosted by my friend Connie of Connie Can Crop


And then on Sunday, I will be hosting a Father's Day Blog Hop! You can find that hop right here on Sunday!!!


Thanks for being so understanding and I hope to see you this weekend!  There will be some blog candy given away both days!!!!!!

Until then.................

Saturday, June 8, 2013

PInterest Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Pinterest Inspired" Blog Hop

As you know, Pinterest is all the rage theses days.  How many of you are addicted to love Pinterest!  I know I spend countless hours just looking at all the awesome things I would like to try or make!  

Throughout the hop we'll be showing what we found on Pinterest that inspired us!!  From paper projects to party ideas, you are sure to find it on Pinterest! 

Deborah is giving away some blog candy to one lucky winner - A JoAnn's gift card!!!! 

If you've hopped along from the super talented JESSIE then you are in the right place!! If you are just joining me from your dashboard, or reading this via email, please be sure to CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Deborah's blog (you'll want to catch up on all the FUN!!)...

Here is the inspiration for my project:

Pinned by Linda Pope

And my project: 

My next project, I sorta just searched on Pinterest for Mommy's Sippy Cup and then literally looked at 100+ pics.  And this is what I came up with: 

I am the last stop on the hop!  I hope you have been inspired to go check out Pinterest for your own inspiration!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

You can find me on Pinterest here

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Couple of Celebrations

Good Morning my Crafty Friends!  As I mentioned on yesterday, I had two celebrations to attend this past weekend.  First, was the baptism of my youngest Grandson, Michael.  Here are a few pics from that special event. 

Michael Duhon, III

He wasn't too happy about the cold water being poured on his head.  

This is my DIL, Ina, daughter, Rachelle, son Michael, and grandsons Brayden and Michael, III.

I did make the cake for the baptism but for whatever reason, I don't seem to have a pic saved on my computer.  Oh well I guess it'll be a post for another day.  LOL 

Secondly, was DJ's 6th birthday party.  DJ is my honorary Grandson, he is my best friend Teresa's son and according to my oldest Grandson, Brayden is BFF.  DJ had a "solider" party!  Here are a few pics. 

My very first tank cake ever!  I have to say this was not my original idea, I found a few pics online and just used those as inspiration to create the cake.  And then I saw the cute little cupcake wrappers at Walmart and knew we had to have army cupcakes.  LOL 

DJ liked everything except the Oreo's as the tires because he just doesn't like that kind of cookie.  LOL 

The birthday boy blowing out his candles.  

So there you have it.  I had a very busy day on Saturday, baking two cakes and on Sunday enjoying the celebrations.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Birthday Puppy

Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?  Did you get any crafting time in?  I was super busy this past weekend I babysat my sweet little Cayden on Friday night, baked 2 cakes on Saturday and attended a Baptism and a Birthday Party on Sunday!  And I have to say I was in bed asleep by 9pm on Sunday night.  LOL  Gee, I'm getting old!  
Today I have a birthday card to share with you guys.  I was looking at the Create A Critter handbook and saw this cute little guy and thought I would make a card with him.   Take a look and tell me what you think! 

The puppy and his fire hydrant side kick were cut at 2.50 from the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge using all of the layers.  The 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 yellow card base was cut using Recollections paper, the Jewel pack.  The red card layer was cut at 5 1/4 X 4 from Recollections red paper.  The cute background paper is from DCWV School matstack and was cut at 5 X 3 3/4.  The pretty yellow ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the adorable sentiment is from Scrappy Mom's! 

Just a note: I'll be attending class all this week for Religious Ed (certification for teaching) so I'm not sure if I'll be able to post everyday, but I will post as much as I can!

Have a great week and until next time.......

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hello Friend

Good Morning!  I'll be heading off to Mass in a little bit, it's a special day today!  We are baptizing my youngest Grandson, Michael.  I'll share some pictures later.  But before I head out, I have a card to share today.  

Another card made with the Simply Charmed cartridge and K Andrew's stamp sets.  Sometimes we need just a simple little card to send to someone we don't get to see or speak to very often.  And that is exactly what this card is about.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy your Sunday! 
Until next time.......

Saturday, June 1, 2013

"One in A Melon"

Good Morning!  I have a really quick post this morning as I have two cakes to bake and am running behind.

Have I ever told you that I was a paper hoarder collector? {GASP}  I love paper!  So I was looking through my paper pads and found this adorable paper in the DCWV "the Sweet Matstack" and found this pretty paper.  So then I had to search for an image and a sentiment.  And my card was born.  LOL 
The image is from Simply Charmed and the sentiment is from K Andrew's More Food for Thought.  

Have a Great Weekend!