Monday, February 28, 2011

Winner of "Sparkly Things Distract Me" Blog Hop and Birthday Bash

Today is the last day of Karel's Birthday Bash. We have celebrated with her all month long and today is her BIG DAY!! Stop over at One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity and wish her a Happy Birthday!!

Now on to the winner,

First let me thank you all for making my first hop a great one!! Now, on to the good stuff...
The winner of the "Sparkly Things Distract Me" blog hop (chosen by is

Comment # 50.......MISTY....

Misty said...

WOW! That just SO pops!

Congatulations Misty!! I will be contacting you shortly.
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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Still Hoppin'.....

There is still time to get in on the "Sparkly Things Distract Me" Blog Hop today. Click HERE to go to my hop post OR simply click the Hop icon below to start at the beginning and I'll see you back here in a few!!
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sparkly Things Distract Me Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Sparkly Things Distract Me Blog Hop" hosted by Janice Anello @ Cricut Confessions. If you just came from Jaimies Blog: Glitter, Stamps and Paper, Oh My, then you are on the right track. If you have just popped in for a visit and want to join this hop from the beginning please start with Cricut Confessions.
For my sparkly project, I decided to do the following scrapbook layout. I loved how the black helped my glitter and glitz pop.

Layout Recipe:
DCWV black cardstock
Sheet Music paper printed from a free digi from Far Far Hill
45 Record svg freebie from SVGCuts (My 9 year old asked me what this was..ha ha)
The Father-Daughter Dance elements are Jolees.
The music notes aroud the photo were an .svg created by me specifically for this layout, inked in silver.
I stitched the decorative ribbon on with my Pixie Plus
I attached the star beading on with a dab of diamond glaze.
Added some stickles on almost everything!! Gotta have some sparkle...right?!

How about a little sparkle of your own? Just become a follower, if you aren't already, and leave me a comment including your email addy so I can get in touch with you. If you do not list a form of contact I will choose another winner. One lucky winner could win a bit of bling for their next super sparkly project.

Now keep on hoppin'. Your next stop will be Celeste at Touched by a Butterfly.

Here is the line up just in case you need a little help along the way: 
    1. Janice IN
    2. - Jamie IN
    3. - Patti - You are Here
    4. - Celeste IN
    5. - Melissa 
    6. - Yolie IN
    7. - Leah IN
    8. - Karel IN
    9. - Jane
    10. - Bonnie IN
    11. - Nicolette IN
    12. - Michelle
 Hope you are having a great time on the hop!! See ya' next time.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Check out this AMAZING giveaway!!!!

Melissa at Creating from the Heart is having one amazing giveaway!!How about this!! Woo-Hoo!

~ Brother CP-7500 Computerized Sewing Machine
~ 1 Sew Easy Tool (Love these)
~ Sew Easy Mat
~ Sew Easy Thread in Pinks and Blues
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Sparkly Things Distract Me Hop, Giveaway and Day 25 Birthday Bash

Tomorrow is the big day. My very first blog hop. I do hope you all join in on the fun and some giveaways!!!

I also wanted to share a giveaway with you. Pinky from Much Ado About Nothing is giving away a D-Stress Tool from Imaginisce. Pinky is always creating something fabulous. I visit her blog often for inspiration and just to see what crafty stuff she's been up to. This is her favorite tool and if you would like to try to win one, hop on over to her blog!!

It is Day 25 of Karel's Birthday Bash. It is also Levi Strauss' Birthday. You guessed it.....Karel is giving away some denim inspired gifts today. Head on over to One by One the Flamingo are Stealing my Sanity and get in on the action. Also you will get to know a little more about one of the DT members....Get going!!!
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Day 24 Birthday Bash

It is Day 24 of Karel's Birthday Bash. It is also National Chili Day. It's making me hungry just thinking of a steaming bowl of spicey deliciousness!! Stop by One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity and get in on today's spicey's sure to make your mouth water!!

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Amazing Silhouette Giveaway

Up for grabs is this FANTASTIC Silhouette SD Machine Bundle (a $395 value):
  • Silhouette SD  Electronic Cutting Machine
  • Software for Windows and Mac
  • Power cable
  • USB cable
  • 2 Different Cutting Mats
  • Cutting blade and various tips
  • $10 Gift Card to the Silhouette Online Store
  • 1 roll of Black Vinyl
  • 1 roll of Frosted Vinyl
  • 1 roll of Transfer Paper
  • Home D├ęcor CD
For many chances to win visit one of these blogs:
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Day 22 Birthday Bash, Mug Huggers and a Fabulous Fundraiser gift...

It's Day 22 of Karel's Birthday Bash. It's also Washinton's Birthday, so of course, Karel has another fitting giveaway to celebrate this event! Head on over to One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity to get in on today's giveaways and meet another member of the fabulous Flamingo Design Team.

Also, the featured DT member, Nicolette is selling these awesome Mug Huggers. This cost is....get this....only $4.00 + Shipping & Handling. Head on over to her blog, Beyond Scrapin' and order your's today!!

I also wanted to let you know about Celeste's fundraiser for her son. For anyone who donates $15.00 toward her son's NJROCT trip to Hawaii, she will make them a personalized stamp. Stop by her blog, Touched by a Butterfly to check out her stamps....she makes some awesome jewelry as well.
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BC Designs Giveaway

Becky at BC Designs is having an amazing giveaway! She is remodeling and has a sneak peek of her crafting studio for you. She is gathering items for her giveaway and wants to know a little about you!! Stop on over at her blog and check it out.
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Monday, February 21, 2011

Your Story Giveaway....

Check out this fabulous giveaway over at Scrapping Room.

#1. The Your Story Bundle-- which includes......

12" YourStory book binder/laminator machine
12-9x11.5 LaminationgPouch
12-4.5 x 65 Laminating Pouch
1-Paper Trimmer
1-8.5 x 11 black binder
1-8x8 White binder w/window
1- 4x6 black binder linen
1-8.5x11 Binder Brown
1-12x12 black binder
1- user manual

Gift #2. Is the Christmas Village Cricut Cart

and Gift #3. The Precision Scissor Pack
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Day 21 Birthday Bash

I am so sorry I missed posting about the Bash over the weedend, but me and the hubby went out for our anniversay. We had so much fun and I will post all about that as soon as I get my scrapbook page of the event completed! It is Day 21 of Karel's Birthday Bash. It is also Presidents Day. Hope you all hit the big sales going on this past weekend. I did and I am so pleased with myself!!  Karel has a very fitting giveaway for you all today as well as another DT member in the spotlight. Visit One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity to get it on today's giveaway!

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

DT Intro Project and Day 19 of the Birthday Bash
Hello all my fabulous followers as well as those just passing through. Today is Day 19 of Karel's Birthday Bash. I am designing today for Karel at One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity. For my DT submission I created an easel card. I have just recently began making cards and sometimes find it more challenging than creating scrapbook layouts. I guess it's the fact that I only have a small space to work with.'s my card. Since it is for Karel's Birthday Bash I thought it would be fitting to create a birthday card.

Easel Card Recipe:
Vellum (ran through my embosser, inked, and stickles added)
DCWV cardstock-pastels
Ribbon from dollar bin at Michaels
Sentiments were printed on white cardstock and cut to size.
Stitched bottom mat using Pixie Plus machine
White stitch/flower rub-ons from Doodlebug Designs, inc.
I attached the cupcake using an Action Wobble (these things are awesome and now I am totally hooked). I downloaded the free cupcake svg file from Beth at My Cricut Scrapbooking. You should pay Beth a visit and become a follower while you're there. She has some awesome freebies and shares soooo much! Thanks Beth!!

As a thank you to all those visiting me today from Karel's blog, I am re-posting my Flamingo svg file for you MTC and SCAL users out there.

Look familiar? I used him when making our Flamingo blog buttons. I Love Him!!! I must find something else to use him on soon!
To download the free svg and/or mtc files click the following link:  FLAMINGO
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Friday, February 18, 2011

Free Digi Stamp and Day 18 Birthday Bash

First I wanted to share a quick freebie with you all this morning. I am getting some files ready for my upcoming St. Patricks day layout and wanted to share this little digi-stamp. It looks great cut out with a circle punch. Just add some pop dots to add a little dimension to it.

To download this freebie digi-stamp click the following link: LUCKY2

Now, on to Day 18 of Karel's Birthday Bash. It is also National Battery Day...go figure! Stop on over at One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity and get in on todays "rockin'" (wink...wink) giveaway!! Also learn a little bit about another member of the design team.

Tomorrow is my turn at bat over at Karel's, so make sure you come back tomorrow and check out my design team submission. Happy Crafting!!
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Hop, Day 17 Birthday Bash and Blog Award

First today, I want to remind everyone that I will be participating in the "Sparly things Distract Me" blog hop on Feb. 26th. Please hop along with us on this day and get in on some sparkly stuff. I will remind all you fab followers again when we get closer to the hop date.

And now, on to the Birthday Bash. It's Day 17 of Karel's 55th Birthday Bash. It is also National Random Act of Kindness Day. There is another fabulous prize to be given away today so head on over to One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity and get in on today's giveaway. Also learn about another Design Team Member!

This is the Liebster (which I believe means dear in german) blog award. I received this award from my friend Karen at Karen-Kakes-Krafts. Please pay her a visit. She is a very talented and super sweet lady. Thank you sooo much Karen! The aim of the Liebster Blog Award is to bring recognition and exposure to small blogs who have less than 300 followers. If you accept the award, you then agree to tag three other small blogs that you would like to recommend to others, then link the award to the person who gave it to you.

I would like to pass this on to the following blogs:

Mistyrose @ Sweet Magnolia Rose

Michelle @ Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs

Jaimie @ Glitter, Stamps and Paper, Oh My
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Day 16 Birthday Bash

It's Day 16 of Karel's 55th Birthday Bash. It is also Do a Grouch a Favor Day. I did my grouchy self a favor and made a HUGE pot of coffee this morning! There is a great prize to be given away today that also includes a little grouch. So do this grouch a favor and and head on over to One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity and get in on today's giveaway.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's Day 15 of Karel's 55th Birthday Bash. It is also National Gumdrop Day. There are some sweet stuff to win from Karel so head on over to One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity and get in on today's giveaway. You will also get to learn a little about a couple of the new DT members.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 14 Birthday Bash and Happy Valentine's Day!

It's Day 14 of Karel's 55th Birthday Bash. Head on over to One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity and get in on today's giveaway. You will also get to learn a little about a couple of the new DT members.

Before I go I want to wish all my fab followers a very Happy Valentine's Day!! Now, hop on over to Karel's and get in on some sweet stuff!!
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 13 Birthday Bash

Today is Day 13 of Karel's Birthday Bash. She has been giving away prizes every single day so make sure you stop by One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity and get in on the goodies! You will also get to meet another design team member and check out her sweet project for today. It is also Grammy night and Karel has created a project in celebrations of that as well. So head on over and join the flock!!

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Day 12 Birthday Bash and a Hop

Today is Day 12 of Karel's Birthday Bash. Stop by One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity to see what she has up for grabs today. She will also be participating in two Hops today, "Cricky Across the 50" and "Just for Him". Visit Karel and she can put you on the right track for both of these hops.

Also my fellow DT member, Yolie is participating in the "For the Love of Everyone" hop. Stop by Just Yolie, Just Create to get in on this one. Yolie can put you on the right track for the lineup and you can join in on the love. 

Hope everyone has a great weekend!
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 11 Birthday Bash

Today is Day 11 of Karel's Birthday Bash. She is also participating in a couple of hops you don't want to miss out on. I have tons to do this morning but I will definately be hopping with her later. Head on over to One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity and join in on all the fun today. There are lots of prize giveaways along the way so GO....what are you waiting for?

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 10 Birthday Bash

It is Day 10 of Karel's Birthday Bash. Get on over to One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity for your chance to win today's giveaway. Today is also Umbrella day. The only thing I need an umbrella for today is keeping the snow out of my face. Can't wait for those April showers and May flowers though! You will also get to learn a little more about Celeste. A fellow DT member. She is giving away come blog candy as well today. Stop by Touched by a Butterfly to check it out.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Day 9 Birthday Bash and Free Bath time SVG files

It is Day 9 of Karel's Birthday Bash. Get on over to One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity for your chance to win today's giveaway. It is also Read in the Bathtub day. Never heard of it but I could definately take a nice long bubble bath with a good book today! Now, head on over to check out today's giveaway and meet another one of the flock!!

I also wanted to share a layout with you today. I included this info in a previous post but I thought it was fitting to share with you again today:

This is the layout I did of "Bath Time". I created the rubber duck and the bubble file. If you would like these files simply click the link below.

Rubber Duck


I borrowed the bathtub file from Serenity @ Love to Scrapbook. For this file please visit her blog by clicking following link:
Love to Scrapbook
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Day 8 Birthday Bash

Today is Day 8 of Karel's Birthday Bash. Remember to stop by One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity everyday to get in on todays giveaway. Today is also World Kite Flying day. While it is very windy outside, I don't think I'll be outside trying that today in the snow. Also, grab Karel's new blog button while you're there so that all your crafty friends can follow along with her as well!

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Monday, February 7, 2011

God Blessed the Broken Road...FREEBIE!!

Another Freebie for you today. I just wanted to share a file I did this morning. I plan to use it on an Anniversary card to my hubby....plan being the key word here. I want to use the lyrics "God Blessed the Broken Road that Lead me Straight to You" in my card somewhere. I love that song! I may come up with something else before it's all said and done. I never know what I'm going to come up with. Anyway, this freebie zip file includes: the svg, mtc, jpg, and the colored png as well as the digi stamp.

To download this free file click the following link: MENDED HEART
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