Thursday, August 22, 2013

Winners from the Fun In the Sun Blog Hop

The Grand Prize Winner from the "Fun In The Sun" blog 
hop was pulled from Teresa's Blog and the winner pulled by is...........

Mary Ann said...
Love your layout!!!Super cute lil ones!!!
I love your card! It is so fun :)
Beth's Beauties

Ladies, please send me your information at 
miranda at nanasscrapspot dot com .

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

More Wedding Stuff

Hello!  How are you?  I'm still working on Wedding/Wedding Shower things!  
I don't know if I'll ever be done.  LOL  
I spent all day Sunday working on this project.

This pic was taken inside. 

This pic was taken outside. 

Unfortunately it's been cloudy and raining so the lighting is horrible.  I think you can get the jest of it at least.
Come back tomorrow to see who the winner from the "Fun In the Sun" blog hop is! 

Have a Great Day!  Until Next Time......

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Wedding Shower Card

Good Morning and Happy Monday!

It's Pinquette Miranda here to share another card using a GORGEOUS stick pin from Pinque Peacock!

Today, I have a wedding shower card to share. 
 As most of you know, three of my five children are getting married before the end of the year with the first wedding being this Friday.  And next Saturday is a bridal shower!  
WHEW!!! Can't seem to catch a break.  

Here is the card I created for my daughter's shower.

For my wedding shower card, I created a 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 card base with some white card stock.  I cut a 5 1/4 X 4 blue layer.  My background is some shimmery white Recollections paper I picked up at Michael's and embossed with the Circle, Leaves & Diamonds Sizzix embossing folder and my cuttlebug.  I added some Royal Blue (Wedding Color) sheer ribbon.  My bride silhouette is from the Silhouette store was cut at 3 inches with my Silhouette Portrait.  And for the final touch, I added a pearl stick pin from Pinque Peacock!

Here is a view of the inside!

You can find that GORGEOUS pearl stick pin here!  These pins come in a set of 4!  Be sure to head over to Pinque Peacock and take a look at all the fabulous handmade products available! 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fun In The Sun Blog Hop

Welcome to “Fun In The Sun” Blog Hop! So glad you can join us!

We will be showcasing summer time projects! In addition to seeing some awesome projects, there is some blog candy available too! 
Scrapping for Less is sponsoring a wonderful prize. A prize of your choosing. Scrapping for Less is a Facebook Scrapbook Retail store where Teresa Russell sells scrapbook, trendy, current, and brand new to the market supplies at less than retail costs. It is basically a retail/pre-order group where you commit to ordering what is offered up for sale and then invoices are sent just a couple days before the stated order date. There are also typically current "items in stock" available for purchase also.

Scrapping for Less is offering a $20 credit to the winner of the hop. You must comment on each stop in order to be eligible to win the credit. Just click on the image below in order to go to group and ask to join. Thanks for hopping with us today. 
Head over to Scrapping for Less to see what 
Teresa has to offer!!!!
Make sure to leave a comment on each stop because the winner can be chosen from any of the participants blogs!

For my project today, I created a fun filled card!!!!

To create my card, I used scraps from my scrap box.  The background paper is DCWV, but sorry, I don't remember which stack it came from.  My cute little ball and pail was cut from the Simply Charmed cartridge and I added some Peachy Keen faces!  My sentiment is from K Andrews Stamps and last but not least, I added a couple of flower sequins. 
In addition to the grand prize, I have some surprise candy to give away, just leave me a message telling me what is your favorite summertime activity!  I won't require you to become a follower but should you choose to I would greatly appreciate it!!

Don't forget to leave a message on all the blogs in the hop to be eligible to win the Grand Prize!  The winners will be posted here on my blog Tuesday, August 20, 2013!

Your next stop is my super duper talented friend LORI!!!!

Here is the entire line up, should you get lost along the way:

Miranda -
Lori -
Pam -
Sheree -
Sarah -
Lucy ~
Connie -
Lisa ~
Shawnee ~
Ashley -
Angela -
Daphne -

Friday, August 16, 2013

A Reminder

Just a reminder:

Join us tomorrow, August 17, 2013 for the 
"FUN IN THE SUN" Blog Hop!!!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pinque Peacock - Stitched Tug Boat

Happy Thursday!!!!!

I's Pinquette Miranda, here and I am super excited today!  It's my first official Pinque Peacock Post!!!!  Woo Hoo!

Today, I have a simple card to share with you using a Pinque Peacock covered button and none other than Donald Duck!  When I received this adorable button it reminded me of Donald's boat and I couldn't wait to use it!

Fabric Covered Button: Pinque Peacock
Background paper: DCWV Nantucket
Donald Duck: Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge - 3"
Stamp: K Andrew's Splashtastic Summer

Thanks for stopping by and helping me celebrate my first official Pinque Peacock post.  

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

More Wedding Stuff

Okay, so I am trying something I have never done before......I am making a feathered bridal hairpiece or clip.  Take a look let me know what you think.

Sorry about the quick post but I am soooo crazy busy!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Happy Monday!

Good Morning my Crafty Friends!  What are you working on?  Did you have a crafty weekend?  I'm venturing out in all different directions!  I am working on a feathered head piece for my DIL to be, a first for me.  LOL  I am working on banners, glasses and all kinds of wedding/shower goodness. 

Today, I'm sharing the redneck wine glass I made for my daughter, Christina's bridal shower.  I need to make four more for the bridesmaids but a little different.  

I used my Silhouette Portrait to cut the vinyl for the glass.  The sash was from one cut file the dress from another and of course the font from another.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the vinyl is from Expressions Vinyl.  To create the actual glass, I purchased the candle stick holder and the mason jar from Dollar Tree each for $1.  I glued them together with some E-6000 glue.  

Stay tuned additional wedding/shower projects to come!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Back to School Blog Hop


Welcome to the Back to School Blog Hop 
with Connie Can Crop and friends!

Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing cards, layouts, or projects all about school days. 

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!

Kimberly has donated this super cute Birthday Wishes Stamp Set
My Craft Spot has over 50 stamp and metal die sets.  Shipping is free in the U.S.  They also have an awesome Gallery Blog that is full of fun projects.
Please feel free to show our sponsor some love by visiting the links below!

 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. Winner will be announced on Wednesday.

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

 Are you ready to head back to school? Let's go!

I used a flat wooden wreath to create my project.  I wrapped the wreath in yellow floral ribbon and then hot glued 4 (24 ct) boxes of crayons to it.  I cut out some cute images and letter from various cricut cartridges and hot glued them to the wreath.  I want to add a bow to the top but I can't decide what kind of ribbon I want to use.  LOL 

For my second project, I made a back to school card.  My background paper is from DCWV and my image was cut from Autumn Celebrations Cricut cart.  The stamp is from Cardz TV! 

 Up next is JESSICA!

Here's our lineup in case you get lost:
14. Miranda - 

Birthday Blog Hop

Hello - and welcome to our Birthday Blog Hop, where you will see all things related to birthdays today!  With Lynda's birthday being the 2nd of month - and Deborah's the 14th - we decided to do a fun hop to celebrate our special days!  Only with this party - you don't have to bring a gift!
So, lets get started!!!  If you are here from the birthday girl herself LYNDA then you are in the right place, but if you have just showed up here at my blog - make sure you go to the beginning at Lynda's blog because it's always best to start at the first of the hop for all the GREAT ideas you will end up seeing! 

Our lineup for the day
1.Lynda Jeffs -
2. Miranda -  (YOU ARE HERE)
3. Lori Apgar - (NEXT)
4.  Carla -
5.  Nancy -
6.  Christine -
7.  Blog Hoppin' Mamma's -

For my project today, I created an invite for my Grandson, Cayden's first birthday!

Now for the fun part - the blog candy...  One lucky winner will receive a box of scrapbooking goodies donated by Deborah!!!  To be eligible for the drawing you must: 
  1. Leave a comment on each of the blogs with a contact email address for us to contact the winner!
  2. Extra entry for sharing this hop and giveaway on your Facebook page, Twitter feed, or blog!
  3. "Like" Lisa on Facebook at -
  4. "Like" Lynda on Facebook at - 
We hope you were able to get lots of great ideas through out this hop, and thank you for coming!  Make sure you leave a comment here - with your contact information for us to contact the lucky winner!   The "challenge" for the month - create any "birthday" related card, layout or gift made out of paper and share the link here with us.  The team will pick our favorite project out - and also send them a scrapbook goodie package!  Links can be to your Facebook page, your blog, or your favorite place to showcase your layouts!  Projects can be digitally done as well!  
Lynda Jeffs
Memories in Tyme

Friday, August 9, 2013

O' Christmas Tree

Good Morning!  Happy Friday!!!!  How are you guys today?  I haven't posted for the past two days, it seems like things always go a little upside down for me. LOL  But someway, somehow I always figure out how to turn it back the other way. YAY!!!!  Any who, on Tuesday night before I could get into my craft room to post this card, I got a call from my daughter, my seven year old grandson was playing in his room threw up a the bucket part of the vacuum cleaner and it came down hitting him and the face and cutting right next to his eye.  Needless to say we spent the next several hours in the ER to have it fixed up for him.  They glued it shut.  

Then on Wednesday, when I came home from work, my kitchen counter and stove were covered with red ants.  I have no clue where they came from but I had left a dirty pot on my stove on Tuesday night because I left before I could clean my kitchen thanks to Bray's accident and it was covered in ants.  Funny part, I couldn't find any insect spray all that I could find was seven dust for the garden and it clearly said on the container it kills ants.  I covered the pot, counter and stove in seven dust.  Called Tommy asked him to stop at Walmart on his way home for some ant killer and stop at Pizza Hut for dinner.  LOL  When he came in, he said were you baking?  LOL  

So here I am finally able to get my post up.  I hope you enjoy my simple card! 

My Christmas Tree is a stamp that I picked up at Michael's.  The image was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored with my Crayola pencil colors and odorless mineral spirits.  The green and red paper is from my stash and the background paper is from DCWV.  The pretty ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

The inside message is also a stamp I picked up at Michael's, actually from the dollar bin! 

Be sure to come back tomorrow, I'll be participating in 2 blog hops!!!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Keep On Truckin'

Hello My Crafty Friends!  I have a quick and simple card for you today.  Take a look.......

My card is a typical A2 sized card.  My truck was cut from the Father's Day cartridge at 1.50 inches.  I hand cut the hills and the clouds were cut from Create A Critter.  I added some honeydew twine from the Twinery.  My Happy Birthday is stamped from Cardz TV "Good Times" stamp set.  

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope to see you back tomorrow!  Until then.........

Monday, August 5, 2013

Wedding Wishes!

Good morning my crafty friends!  I've decided that I am a bit of a crafting hoarder!  I was cleaning in my craft room on yesterday and found all kinds of goodies I didn't remember buying collecting!  LOL  So I put together this card using some of them.  

My center step card was created using Georgia Pacific white card stock from Walmart.  The background paper is Studio G also from Walmart.  I cut a scallop oval using my nestabilities and ran it through the Big Shot with the Sizzix Floral Trellis folder.  My bell was cut from Cricut Tie the Knot cartridge at 3 inches with the layers.  I added a little rhinestone to the center of the bow.  I stamped "happily ever after" from an Inkadinkado stamp set I picked up at Michael's.  My butterfly brads and the clear little flowers are from Creative Charms.  The bottom boarder was punched with a Martha Stewart punch.  

I hope I've inspired you to get into your craft room and dig in that stash of yours and find some hidden jewels to create a card.  Have a Great Week!!!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Krazy Crafting Crew's Vacation Blog Hop

Welcome to the Krazy Crafting Crew's Vacation Blog hop!

Summer is almost over (gasp!) and hopefully you've gotten some great vacation memories. 

This hop is all about crafting our vacations.

To start from the beginning of our trip head on over to Cicily the PinkDalmatianScrapper
Be sure to comment on our great vacation inspiration to win some awesome CTMH blog candy!

This vacation was in 2009.  My Mom, 3 of my cousins and me went to Memphis.  I decided to make a mini album for my cousin Kim.  Here are several pics but I'm not done, I am going to add some embellishments and some journaling spots for her to write down her memories.  

The next stop on your vacation journey head on over to

If you get lost in your travels the complete lineup is below:

Cicily -

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Have You Heard?

Good Morning and Happy Saturday!!!!!  Have you heard?  I have some super EXCITING news to share!!!!  I AM OFFICIALLY A PINQUETTE!!!!!!!  That's right, I am one of the newest members of the Pinque Peacock design team. If you haven't already checked out all the FABULOUS items in Jessica's store, head over there right now!  

My absolute favorite items in her store are the GORGEOUS stick pins.  I used one of them on my card today!

I know it's a bit early for Halloween but to tell you the truth; I'm so tired of the 95 - 100 degree weather here.  I was hoping maybe if I started focusing on cooler times of the year IE: fall, the weather would follow suit and get cooler.  Yeah, it;s not working but it is 68 in my house. LOL  On to my first official Pinque Peacock card.  I used my E2 and Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge to cut these adorable pumpkins.  I cut all the layers at 2 inches using scraps I had laying around.  I added some green glitter glue from Studio G to give them a little sparkle.  My ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  My cute stamp is from My Craft Spot "Spooky Treats".  And to finish off my card, I added a Pearl Stick Pin from PINQUE PEACOCK.  Isn't that pearl stick pin beautiful.  You can find it here!  They come in a set of 4 and are available in many colors.  Head over to the facebook page to take advantage of the BACK TO SCHOOL
EXTRAVAGANZA! You can find all the details here!

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to stop by the PINQUE PEACOCK BLOG to meet the newest Pinquettes!!!!  

Friday, August 2, 2013

A Simple Card

Good Morning my crafty friends!  OMGoodness can you believe it this is my third post this week!!!!  Even I am impressed.  I'm hoping to get back to blogging on a regular basis again.  I miss being in my craft room making things.  I am actually getting brave and trying new things so it may not always be a paper project.  

Today I do have a paper project.  Have you ever come across paper that you really liked and didn't want to do much to it to change it?  Well that's what happened with this DCWV paper.  I love the flowers and didn't want to cover them so I decided to just add a sentiment.  The sentiment is from K Andrew's Scripture Sayings stamp set.  

Thanks for stopping by today.  On Sunday, I'll be in my second Krazy Crafting Crew blog hop.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Weddings, Weddings, Weddings!!

Can you believe today is August 1st!  Where has the time gone?  As I mentioned previously, starting this month, I will have a child getting married every other month until the end of the year.  So I have an August, October and December wedding.  Aside from all the other things I have to do, I have to shop for dresses!  EEEEKKKK!!!!  

I created the wedding invitations for my son Christopher's wedding, take a look, let me know what you think.......

I used my cuttlebug along with the Victoria and Swiss Dots folders to create the outside panel.  I added a charm that I got from Michael's it says "To Love and to Cherish"!  My aqua ribbon is also from Michael's.  Ashley loves everything simple and this is all she wanted! 

And the inside.  Gotta love laser printers!  LOL

Thankfully I only had to make 43 of these!