Friday, April 18, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop

 
Let us Inspire You! 
 
 
It's Springtime and Easter time and what better way to celebrate this Season than with an Inspirational Thoughts Blog Hop. We hope that our projects will enlighten you and bring you all peace and blessings for a wonderful day!

You should have come from Shawnee’s but in case you didn't,
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and we would appreciate it if you would leave a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
 
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
 
https://www.facebook.com/PinquePeacock
Check out their store here:
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And look, you can win a $10.00 gift certificate
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so make sure you make a wishlist while you browse.

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 them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. Then stop by our sponsor's page at be sure to like her on facebook!!
 
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
 
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!
 
 
My contribution to this hop is a friendship card.
 
 
 
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The sentiment is one that I created and gave away as a freebie HERE.  I decided to spotlight it on a polaroid film and added the camera to the bottom. 
 
 
The camera was a freebie from The Stamping Chef.  I colored it using copics.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The double-pointed flag at the bottom of the card was cut from an embossed piece of friendship cardstock that I purchased from HomeSense.  I sponged some blue ink from Stamping Up (Pool Party Classic) over the words to make them stand out a bit.
 
 
 
 
 
Here is a peek at the inside of my card….
 
 
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Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.
 

Friday, April 11, 2014

Here It Is!! The Friday Freebie…

So sorry for the huge delay in sharing today’s freebie!!  As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Friday Freebie Is Coming

The Friday Freebie will be delayed but I will be posting it before the end of the day! I am sorry it's late. As I said last week, I have a very serious issue that I am dealing with in my family and my time must be focused on that. However, having said that, I find that creating is very therapeutic for me so I do still try to create as much as time allows. Thanks for understanding!

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Friday Freebie...

Just letting you know that I have had a personal issue come up in my family and I will not be able to release a freebie today. If I can get one out over the weekend I will, otherwise it will return again next Friday. Thank you for your understanding!

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Friday, March 14, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Birthday Blooper

The other day I was going through my cards and I realized that I gave my daughter the wrong card for her birthday, lol.  I had made this one with a daughter sentiment on it that I completely forgot about.  It’s okay, though, because I like the one I gave her better :-)

 

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I cut the cupcake from a digital stamp I had downloaded as a freebie and colored it with my copics.  The swirls were cut individually and popped up with pop dots, each a little higher than the next.  The “pearls” were made with some White Opal Liquid Pearls.  The paper is just some loose scraps I had on hand. I’m not sure which company it’s from.

 

 

 

 

That’s it for another day.  Friday Freebie day tomorrow so don’t forget to come back and check it out.  Until then …

Keep on keepin’ on,

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Happy Birthday Blog Hop
 
 

It's Connie Can Crop's Birthday weekend and what better way to celebrate than with a super blog hop full of fabulous projects, a spectacular lineup, and yummy presents for 2 lucky followers!!

Connie Can Crop is the first stop on her Birthday blog hop. Welcome to her Birthday Bash!!

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
 
We have TWO awesome sponsors and giveaways for this hop!
 
 
 
ABusyBee
Is giving away 3 delicious Spring Colors of Skittles!!
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Connie is  giving away a gorgeous 6x6 paper pad and  may just throw in some fabulous LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon too!!
 
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 them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
 
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
 
Gonna Party! It's Connie's Birthday! Let's go!

I made a card for my daughter’s birthday.  She turned 21 this week.  I can’t believe how fast those years have gone by.  This is another card from the One Sheet Wonder series of cards I made.

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The stamp is from Michael’s and is part of the HoneyPOP clear stamp series and is colored with copics.
 
 
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Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Lazy Days Of Summer…

Anybody else here sick of winter?  I know I am!!  I am so ready for the warmer weather to melt all this snow and the sunshine to brighten my day.  With that in mind, I created this card.  I have had this cute little guy sitting in my stash for quite a while but have never found just the perfect time to use him.  And then I came across the “this is life” tab element and I knew the two of them would fit together perfectly.

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I used one of my embossing folders and rubbed my ink pad over the embossing folder before embossing it for a cool two-toned effect. 

 

 

 

 

 

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The bear is colored with my copics and cut out with my Cameo.  I used a One Sheet Wonder layout to make this card.  If you don’t know what that is, stay tuned because I will be doing a whole series on them.

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your day and remember…

Keep on keepin’ on

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Creating Blog Hops Café February Hop – Pets

 
Welcome to this month's blog hop with...
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'
 
Love is in the air this month, so we wanted to show a little love to a our Fur-Babies.
 
Here we are in our second month on the last Saturday of the month to inspire you with some wonderful projects. This month's theme is..."Pet's".  So, grab yourself a Latte' and hop along with us while we proudly show off our projects and our Fur-Babies.
 
 

Your first stop on the hop will be with...
 
Robin Lane from Create-A-Latte


A little about my contribution:

Meet George.  He’s not exactly a fur-baby but I think he’s kinda cute, lol.

 

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You may be wondering what kind of name is George for a turtle.  George lives in the Georgian Bay, so it seems that the name George suits him just perfectly.  Of course, this isn’t the actual George; he was too shy to have his picture taken.  But that’s ok … this guy is cuter (shhh, don’t tell George I said that) haha.  I used my copics to color him in.

Now for the candy. This month we will be giving one lucky person two Becky Higgins Project Life Themed Kits; one is the Dogs Kit and the other one is the Cats Kit. For your chance to win this amazing blog candy you must hop through each one of our talented crafters blogs, be sure to leave everyone a little blog lovin', and if you are not already a follower please become one to each of ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make.

 
 
 
 

Your next stop will be with...

Connie - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

 
If you get lost along the way here is the entire line-up of today's hop to get you back on track and not miss a single project. And don't forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin' and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy.
 
1.   Robin L. ~ http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com/ 
 
2.   Cathy D ~ http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com/
 
3.   Angela ~ http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/
 
4.   Sharon ~ http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com/  **you are here**
 
5.   Connie ~ http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
 
6.   Lucy ~ http://love2createitall.com
 
7.   Alicia ~ http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com
 
8.   Tami ~ http://scrappinmykids.blogspot.com/
 
9.   Nancy ~ http://alwaysastorycreationsbynancy.blogspot.com/

10.  Jearise ~ http://www.lorbysworld.blogspot.com/

11.  Lori ~ http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/


Thank you for hoping along with us today and I hope that we have inspired you to get your craft on.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Friday, February 14, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Wow .. it’s a card!

Goodness, it’s been so long since I’ve shared a card I think I’ve forgotten how.   The paper I used is by Recollections - “Dixie Diva”. The “Hello” is a  metal embellishment by Making Memories that I’ve had sitting in my embellishment box for ages.  They come in a set of 6 with all kinds of great sayings and I had forgotten I had them.  I added some light blue brads to the center of the flowers and drew some stitch lines around the border with my black Bic Mark-It.    The butterfly is another embellishment I had in my collection but I don’t remember who made it.

Simple card .. not much to it, but there you have it.

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Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

Friday, February 7, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Friday, January 31, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Leftovers…

I was cleaning up my craft room that’s been needing it desperately since before Christmas and found a few leftover pieces of cardstock, stickers, and ribbon so I threw this card together to use them up.  So now I’m one card ahead for Christmas 2014.

 

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Creating Blog Hops Café January Snowflake Hop

January Hop with Creating Blog Hops Cafe


Our group is here to inspire you every month with many different projects that have been made by some of the most amazing crafters that I know. We are dedicated to be here to inspire you every single month, on the last Saturday of the month, all year long, whether it be a specific theme, season, or event.  So, grab yourself a Latte and hop along with us while we proudly show off our projects to you each and every month.

If you are following along, you should have arrived here from Robin Lane’s blog -- Create-A-Latte which just happens to be our first stop of the hop.

A little about my contribution to this hop…

This month’s theme is snowflakes.  When I was thinking about what to do I wanted to do something different than my usual card creations.  Since I had this glass block on hand I decided I may as well use it.  I know it’s Christmas oriented but I figure I can always add to my decorations and..well..it’s only 343 days away!

I used my Silhouette Cameo software to create the design for the front of the block.  I found a snowflake I liked and welded it to the letter “C” – why “C”, you ask? – well, that’s the first letter of my last name but it could also stand for the “C” in Christmas.  I cut it all out using Silhouette black vinyl.  Before I adhered it to the glass, I used some Rust-Oleum Specialty Frosted Glass Spray Paint to make the block look nice and frosty.  I pushed some sparkling mini lights into the hole on the bottom of the block to give it a glow.  I used lights on a green cord for this because it’s all I had but I am going to look for some on a white cord to see if it shows through less.  Then I added the bow.  I’m not sure I like it with the bow but that’s easily removable. 

Let me know what you think I should do in the comments below.  (And please, don’t forget to follow my blog) :-)

 

Seasons Greetings Christmas Light Box_snowflake_apieceofheartblog

 

This block is based on this pretty tile by my friend, Lori Apgar and these tutorials here and here.

 

 
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**close-up*
 
 
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**without bow**

 

By now you are probably saying, “show me the candy”, lol, so here it is.

Prize picture for January Hop with Creating Blog Hops Cafe

This month we will be giving one lucky person a Becky Higgins Project Life Season's Mini Kit. For your chance to win this amazing blog candy you must hop through each one of our talented crafters blogs, be sure to leave everyone a little blog lovin', and if you are not already a follower please become one to each of the ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make. 

Your next stop will be with Aisha Hall - www.londonskyedesigns.net  

If you get lost along the way here is the entire line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. And don't forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin' and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy.


1.   Robin Lane with - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com

2.   Sharon with - http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com *you are here*

3.   Alicia with - http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com

4.   Lori Apgar with - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com/

5.   Janet Royer with- http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com/

6.   Ann Strecko Koeman with - http://annmakes.blogspot.com

7.   Cathy Derouche with - http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com/

8.   Candice Fields with - http://stampinpearls.blogspot.com

9.   Tami Smith with - http://scrappinmykids.blogspot.com/

10.  Nancy Kirkup with - http://alwaysastorycreationsbynancy.blogspot.com/

11.  Lucy Kelleher with - http://love2createitall.com

12.  Robin Scott with - www.scrapandchat.blogspot.com/

13.  Jessica Wilson with - http://craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

14.  Nanné Harry with - http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com

15.  Angela Chamness with - http://angelascraftyspot.blogspot.com/

16.  Jearise Havenga with - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com

Thank you for hopping along with us today and helping us to start our hopping year with a bang!

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   Today’s freebie is created in memory of Katherine Siemens, the mother of Rosalie, one of my faithful followers.  Rosalie says,  “My mother would often write quotes down that she felt were important to remember and put them on her fridge or other places in her home”.   She shared one of them on facebook recently and gave me permission to make it into a digital sentiment so I could share it with all of you.   I’m not sure if this quote is her mom’s original words but I googled it and found no other reference to it so I believe it is.   Thank you, Rosalie, for sharing a piece of your mother’s heart with us!
As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Friday, January 17, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

PS:  I haven’t forgotten about you.  I’ve just been really busy lately.  I promise to be better at checking in after this coming weekend when things calm down a bit.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Baby Dedication Gift Reveal (and bonus download)

I’ve been working hard on a dedication gift for my grand-niece.  I thumped my brain as to what to get her that could be a keepsake… a pretty little locket?, a Children’s Bible?, an engraved sterling silver bracelet? … none of those really felt right.  And then I thought to myself, “Sharon, you are crafty … make her something she will always treasure (I hope, lol).  So here is what I came up with (sorry in advance for the photo but it was hard to take without getting a reflection from the glass)…

 

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It’s a Shadow Box Frame that has the bible verse from Jeremiah 29:11-13 (word art created by me) as well as a couple of pictures of her; one of her momma holding her and the other of her sleeping so preciously (is that a word, lol?).

 

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I covered the backing with some light pink patterned paper and added some pink & white pearls inside for an extra added touch.  Her name was cut-out with my handy dandy Cameo and, of course, using my Square 1 “vinyl” (I put that in quotes because it’s not really vinyl, it’s more of a textured, tightly woven adhesive backed fabric but that too complicated so I simplified it, lol).   

 

 

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You can’t really tell in the photos but I printed 2 pictures of her sleeping, cut around the arm and part of the sleeper on one of them, and popped it up over top the other one with pop dots to give it some added dimension.   I also popped up the photo of her in momma’s arms.

 

 

 

 

I’m really happy with the way it turned out.  Even my husband said it was amazing and he never pays attention to anything I make, lol.

As an added bonus, here is a download file of the word art in both black and greyscale (PNG & JPG) for you. The quality may not be quite up to par because I didn’t originally set out to do this so I had to go back and alter a flattened version instead of creating from scratch.  I think it’s still good enough to share, however, but I’ll let you be the judge.  DOWNLOAD HERE

As well as continuing to post my cards, I’m also going to be sharing some of the home décor items that I plan to make on this blog.  It’s an area that I’m beginning to delve into and hope to make a few dollars from sometime down the road so I’d love to get your opinions first before attempting to sell any to people in my community.   I hope you don’t mind :-)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Free E-Books Available Today

If anyone is interested, there are 63 titles of FREE e-books available today on Christianbooks.com ... 14 of them are Beth Moore books! You do not need the CBD Reader to read them .. any kind of tablet or e-book reader will work.  I believe this awesome deal is only for today but not 100% sure about that so I wouldn’t wait to check it out.   Here's the link:


http://www.christianbook.com/page/ebooks/free-ebooks

If you do not have Adobe Digital Editions downloaded you can always opt to open it and read it right from your Christianbooks.com account.

Happy reading :-)

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Altered IPad Case

Santa gave my daughter an IPad Air for Christmas but because it’s fairly new on the market, finding a cute case was virtually impossible (unless she purchased one online for $$$ plus shipping).  So, I suggested she get a plain one and I would alter it for her using the Square 1 Printable Inkjet Paper.  For $25.00 and a few cents for a sheet of Square 1 this is what I came up with…

BEFORE (front and back):

 

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AFTER (front and back):

 

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IPad Case Altered Back_apieceofheartblog

 

I love Square 1 Printable.  You can do so much with it.  And the great thing about using it on this case is that it can be changed out for another pattern any time she gets bored and wants a new pattern.  Cool!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Craft Room Mess!!

Uggh, now that my Christmas card making is over I really need to go down to my craft dungeon and clean, clean, clean!  I managed to create an unorganized mess that definitely needs tending to.  On the bright side (no pun intended), my daughters gave me an Ott light for Christmas so maybe it won’t be quite so “dungeon-ee” anymore.

Just as a reminder, the Friday Freebies will resume on January 10th.  I’m giving myself a little break over the holidays :-)

Stay tuned for some great things to come in the New Year!

Robin Lane’s Birthday Blog Hop

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Hey friends!  Today we are celebrating Robin Lane’s birthday by having a blog hop.  Happy Birthday, Robin!  If you are following along, you should have arrived here from Janet Royer’s blog.  If you just happened to stop by you will want to go back to the beginning and visit Robin’s blog -- she’s offering some great candy to one luck blog hopper (http://create-a-latte.blogspot.ca/)!

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It's a smash book kit that has everything in it that you need to get started, perfect for the new year.

My contribution to this hop is a simple birthday card made with some really pretty designer paper and a few buttons on the side.  I used my square scalloped punch to stamp my sentiment on.

 

Happy Birthday Becca_apieceofheartblog

 

Robin, I really hope you have a great day celebrating your birthday!  I’m so glad I could be a part of this hop (my first hop ever .. but definitely not my last!) to help you celebrate.

Thanks for visiting my blog.  Just as a sidenote .. I give away digital sentiments every Friday so if you’re interested in following me, you’ll be notified every week once they’ve gone live and if you have this feed set up in your email, you will get them delivered right to your inbox :-)

You’re next stop is Connie Can Crop (http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com).  If you get sidetracked along the way, here's the complete hop line up…

1. Robin Lane - http://create-a-latte.blogspot.com

2. Lori Apgar - http://scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com

3. Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com

4. Alicia O'Bryant - http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com

5. Janet Royer  - http://janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com

6. Sharon - A Piece Of Heart - http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com *you are here*

7. Connie Can Crop - http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

8. Tammy Smith -http://lifeupdownandsideways.blogspot.com/

9.  Kim Ryden - http://rydenkim.blogspot.com/

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of the crafty gals sharing their ideas and creations.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Card…

Well, since Church was cancelled today due to an ice storm, I will take this opportunity to post another Christmas card.

Christmas Tree Ribbon_apieceofheartblog

 

The Christmas tree made by threading ribbon through my cardstock to form the tree.  I embossed the cardstock with a cuddlebug folder and added a bow to the top of the tree.   If I were to change one thing,  I would sponge the edges of the sentiment with burgundy ink instead of black.  All in all, it’s not a bad card I suppose.

Going to head back down to my craft dungeon and see what I can create today!

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Friday Freebie…

It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for another Friday Freebie!   As always, click on the link(s) below the preview to download this freebie.  If you love it, leave me a comment.  I always love hearing from you!

PNG or JPG format (can be resized)

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I’d really love it if you used the “Share With Me” feature that can be found on the toolbar just below the header for this blog to show me the projects you created using my freebie.

Don't forget to come back next week for another Friday Freebie!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Clear It Out Challenge–Warm Fuzzies

Christmas always gives me the warm fuzzies and it’s so hard to believe that it’s only one week from today.    Yoiks!!   This card was made for the Clear It Out Challenge (details below).  The image is a QKR image that I colored with copics.  I added some washy tape, a snowflake sticker and some pretty, sparkly, ribbon as the texture to complete it.

 

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Theme: Warm Fuzzies

Stash: Use something textured on your card

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Digi Darla (5 digital images)

QKR Stampede (5 digital images)

Stitchy Bear Outlet

This challenge will run until Jan 6th at which time we will become a weekly challenge blog.

I’ve truly enjoyed my time as a Clear It Out Challenge Blog DT member.  I want to thank Laura, blog and challenge owner, for allowing me to be a part of her terrific team.  I wish her and all the other team members the best as they continue to share their talent.  I will miss you all!

Don’t forget to check the blog on Friday Freebie day.  This will be the last one until the new year!  Don’t miss it!!