November 30, 2012

Pre Crop Challenge!

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Core'dinations is having blog hop challenges and I thought I would do a couple this weekend.  I like this card stock especially when I am tearing and filing.  It gives me nice texture.  This paper I used is in the whitewash series.  I just love the green/white colors.

For this challenge, you need to create a  small gift item...


I don't have tea drinkers in the family but I do have coffee ones.  I found these cute individual pot flavors at Target and decided to make a little gift out of them.




It is very easy to do, just a couple of steps...
First a little cutting and scoring... cute 3x12 and score @ 2", 6.5" and 7.5" and fold at creases.

I used my crop-a-dile- and punch a hole through all layers, even the coffee bag inside. Then thread ribbon to tie and add a little tag.  

So here is mine final piece...

I love how it sits up!And that is it!

You can find this challenge HERE

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
 
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SVG freebies!!!!

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I found this great site for svg and stamps... Pumpkin Patch Stamps.  You have to check it out if you use SCAL or SVG files.  They have some great free word freebies...


Now, don't say I don't look out for ya'll!!!

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November 29, 2012

Less is More Glitter

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First, I want to again thank everyone who came by during the All about Me blog hop.  I am still going through the comments and plan on visiting everyone.

So, its that time of year and I am starting to get my Christmas cards in order.  This was a simple card to do.  I love the snowflake glitter stickers, just wish I could find more.  It was so much easier to use vs getting the glue and glitter out, lol.  So yes, I cheated!


Less is More challenge for this week is to include glitter or bling, something that twinkles, sparkles or shines. LOVE IT!!!

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November 27, 2012

WINNER!!!

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This was such a great blog hop!  I am so glad that I got to meet all of you and needless to day I became a follower of a lot of blogs today too, lol!  

I was able to reach 153 followers which is great!  So now it is time to announce my winner for the "candy".
After I added up all my comments and gave double for everyone that commented to day, I used random.org, #1 to #104 to get my winner.


 #59 which is Teresa K @ CreateEnjoyShare.  Congratulations Teresa!  Please email me @ cleaosan52 at yahoo dot com and I can mail out your prize.


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AllaboutmeShelley I am so glad to be apart of this blog hop.  It is my first one since coming back to blogging, and I thought this would be a fitting way to introduce me to you.  You should have come by way of Judy @ Be Present-Be Real.

If you came here first, you can head over to Scrapbooking for Fun.....  Shelley is our wonderful hostess for this hop, and you can start at the beginning there... ps, she has some awesome "candy" to giveaway, just leave a comment on all the post for a chance to win!!!

So here is my project... All About Me,
I am a born again Christian, wife to Christopher, mommy to 3 wonderful kiddos (ages 7,5,4), care taker of our cat Zoey, who thinks she is human.  A daughter/stepdaughter ( I was blessed with 2 dads), big sister to 2, and Occupational Therapist, working full time in home health.  I am also a Memory Works consultant and have my own custom party business, Scrapbook Blessings Club.

My favorite song is Our God is Greater by Chris Tomlin and my favorite Bible passage is Romans 8:28-39.  I love being in the choir, and my gifting is hospitality and helps.

I love the color purple, flourished and swirls.  My favorite tool is my Gypsy and Cricut Expressions.  My go- to embellishments are Stickles, bling, inking, border punches and pop dots.


So that is me in a nutshell.  I am blessed that you stopped by and got to know me a little better.  I am currently having a giveaway, trying to reach 150 followers.  If you follow and comment on this post you did, you will get your name put in twice.

Now you are heading off to Shelley T @ Heartstrings Designs for your next hop...don't forget to come back now, ya'll hear?!?!
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November 26, 2012

My Memories Suite v4

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Now this is for all my friends that are computer techies!  Use your computer to make scrapbooks and cards!    Told ya, I was gonna make a scrapper out of ya, lol!

I am really excited today because my favorite digital scrapbooking program has released the newest upgrade!!!! Just click on the banner to check it out.  And for a limited time you can it 50% off.  That is a $10-$20 savings!

Also there is a new Designers Monthly club with discounts on kits and freebies!  That is 5 kits a month for the price of ONE!!!!  You can't beat that!

And every Friday, you can get some great freebies!

Please Use code:STMMMS71741 when ordering

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November 25, 2012

Sunday Blessings

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With the holiday seasons upon us, I wanted to share my favorite songs with you.  This is one is speaks a lot to me not only as rejoicing that our Savior was born, but as a mother.  Mary Did You Know?

I look at my children and just wonder what God has planned for their lives.  I pray that they keep their eyes and hearts on Him daily.  I am excited in the future that awaits them.
Jeremiah 29:11
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


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November 24, 2012

So Thankful

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I am so thankful for the many blessings God has given me this year.  I decided to do something different... You know when you go around the Thanksgiving table, before you eat, and say what you are thankful for?  Normally, Aunt Sally who can talk your ear off, clams up and everyone gets embarrassed speaking in front of people, however they were just talking your ear off!!!  Why is it so hard for us to vocally say what we are thankful for or thank God for what he is done in our lives?

So, I decided to start a mini album this year.  I made this cute little card and everyone just wrote down what they are thankful for this past year.  It was great!  Every one participated and got to read what each other wrote.
Every year, I am going to make a new card and place it in the mini album.  I think this is a great tradition to start!

I also found a new-to-me blog courtesy of Nancy from The Nickle Nook (she is the one who got me started with faith booking!!!)   It is A-Ms Scripture Challenges and Faithbooking.  The November challenge is... wait for it... THANKFUL!  lol   Please stop by and check it out!

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,
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November 21, 2012

Memory Works Thanksgiving Sale

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Free Shipping on orders over $50 on both Thursday and Friday this week!!!  You can look at our catalog HERE

For more information or to place order contact me at cleosan52 at yahoo.com or find me on Facebook: Scrapbook Blessings

Paypal Accepted on all orders

Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!
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November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

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I am so looking forward to Thursday.  I love all the good eats but I am really looking forward to watching the Macy's parade and playing games with the family after dinner.  Welllll, the pumpkin pie is a big plus too, lol!

Here is my Thanksgiving Card to give out on Thursday...
I used My Acrylix by SU, Thanksgiving set.  I love these 4 stamps!  I used my Bic markers to color.  Much harder than Copics, but I only have 3 of those.  Still think it turned out okay.

I decided to add it to a couple of my favorite challenge sites...
My Craft Spot:  Thanksgiving.  They have an awesome design team and I love their challenges!
Card TV: I'm stuffed, anything goes!!!  By far, she does THE best videos!!!!  I like they are great and so creative.
Cupcake Inspiration:  okay, this is just the cutest blog.  It is a new one for me and here you used cupcakes as your inspiration.  Love it!!!  So I wanted to play along this week!

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a blessed day...
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November 18, 2012

Sunday Blessings

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This weeks video is a little different.  I think this is an awesome visual of the ABCs of salvation and would be great both children and adults.  I hope this can be a tool for you to use for your family.

 Praying you have a blessed day.

You are so welcome to join in.  Do you have a song that ministered to you this past week. Just leave a comment linking your post and I will link them up here and add your button (if you have one) so that we can praise together throughout the week.
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November 13, 2012

Blog Hops???

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What do you think about blog hops?  Are you hopper or the hoppee?  Getting back to blogging and participating in some hops by being the hopper, there are a couple of things that I noted...

  1. I like short hops, no more that 10 blogs at a time, prefer 6-8 at a time.
  2. I don't like having to follow unless it is for blog candy on that blog.  If I like your blog, I will follow. I don't want to really follow 20 new blogs for some paper and embellishments from the main post.
  3. I don't like a lot of sponser writing.  Linked picture and prize is all I need to see.
  4. I like hops that have tutorials, it is fun learning new techniques.
  5. I don't like hops that have novels, keep it short and sweet, lol.  Especially when they write this long post and at the end put one little picture of the craft.
  6. I like having the name of the next blog, nice and big, at the bottom of the post.
  7. I don't like when someone is in the line up and they don't post.  I think they should be deleted immediately. "please omit" by their link is all you need.
I can go on and on but those are my biggest suggestions. With that all said, I'm in my first blog hop in over a year, lol.  I thought it was a fitting one to get me started back up so please join us....
Hope you stop by and get to know a little more about me... my favorite tools, projects, family....


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November 11, 2012

Sunday Blessings

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I woke up this morning with this song in my mind.


  I think my subconscience has a paise and worship parties at night, lol.  Can't remember my dreams but I always get a song that stick with me all morning!

I think this morning the Lord is reminding me, its just time to go back to the basics.  I don't need to know or do it all!  All I am commanded to do is....

Love the Lord, your God, with all your heart
With all your soul, with all your mind
And with all your strength

One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: "Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus replied, "What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?" he man answered, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.' And, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" "Right!" Jesus told him. "Do this and you will live!"  Luke 10: 25-28

Praying you have a blessed day!
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November 8, 2012

So ready for....

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CHRISTMAS!!!!  I know, I'm jumping the gun and thanksgiving isn't even here yet but I love just everytihg about Christmas!  So Docerela's challenge this week is right up my alley!
z-fold card with color blocking, a little stamp and this cute tree embellishment, fun and easy to do.

We Wish You a Merry Christmas.....now aren't cha glad you can't hear me sing right now, lol.
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November 4, 2012

Your Great Name

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"Greatest man in history, named Jesus, had no servants, yet they called him Master. Had no degree, yet they called him Teacher. Had no medicines, yet they called him Healer. He had no army, yet kings feared Him. He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world. He committed no crime, yet they crucified Him.. He was... buried in a tomb, yet He lives today"

There comes a time when we become broken.  Everyone will experience this but the question is where do you go for help?  It is only through our brokenness that He came move in our lives.  It is when we say, I can't do this anymore.  It is when we call on Him.  His name above all else...Jesus.

I remember a few years back when I had a panic attack.  It is something never to be forgotten.  A true panic attack is frightening and disabling.  I was home alone with my kids who were babies/toddlers and couldn't even fend for themselves.  I remember collapsing on the living room floor not being able to breath and feeling that my lungs were caving in.  All I could do was make enough sound to say, Jesus.  Every time I was able to say Jesus.  I could breath a little more, think a little clearer.  When I cried out Jesus, I could hear the kids crying. When I cried Jesus, I could think to get help.  When I cried Jesus, I was able to call my parents to come help. When I cried Jesus, I was able to crawl to unlock the door.  I cried on that floor saying Jesus over and over again waiting for help.  His name was the only thing to keep me sane in this time of brokenness.

I am crying once again as I write this because the memories of that time are so livid.  I know that I can come to Him in brokenness and cry His great name.... cry out...

 Redeemer, my Healer; Lord Almighty
My Savior; Defender; you are my King

I usually don't write this much for Sunday Blessings, but I feel like someone needs to read this today.  So for you, I share my story.  I pray blessings for each and everyone of you today.
 
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November 3, 2012

FALL... in love

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So I just did this great project for a co-worker.  She is having a church function and asked me if I can do some altered wood letters in the theme of the party. In this case, is it "FALL...in love"   I had a lot of fun with these.  Started with some white wood letters.  I dry brushed them in brown acrylic paints.

 I let them dry and added some stickers in different colors and shapes to sparkle them a little.

  Lastly, I cut out some leaves using my cricut and inked them to make them look autumn like.


I am going to enter this in this weeks challenge for Celebrate the Occasion blog- #84 FALL.  I just love this site and all the work the DT does!

Two other great challenge blogs are on Tuesdays and they are Twisted Tuesday:  this week in the 5th tuesday so anything goes.  Whatever you are currently working on and that would be this project.

And Party Time Tuesday is also having an Anything Goes challenge.  I know this isn't a card but I'm on a roll, lol!!!  They also have a DT position open if your interested.

Last but certainly not least is Die Cuttin' Divas, one of my favorites and I just LOVE the name!!!!  This week is anything goes too.  It seems to be the running theme for the week!!!!  This is where my cute little leaves, from Gypsy's Wanderings, comes in!

So there you have it!  Thanks for stopping by...
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Thank You Birdie

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I made this card for Cut It Up challenge this week.  It is a Thank You with a twist, use die cuts on your project.  I usually get all my cuts from the Cricut but it is out of order, waiting for a new cord for my Gypsy.  So, I found this pack of die cuts in my stash and thought they would be great.  The bird and flourish are the cuts and I stamped the dot thank you to go with the theme. (oh and there is a birdie on the inside too with a green matte)
Thanks for stopping by
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