Saturday, April 27, 2013

Welcome to the Beautiful Bling Blog hop.  April's birthstone is a diamond, so we added some bling to our projects.

For my Project today I made a card for my Cousin's First Holy Communion. I only have one Picture , my lap top bit the dust so I don't have the rest of the photos now.

Your next stop is: Connie

Here is the whole line up, just in case you need it.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Welcome to the My Christmas Card Stash is Low Hop!

It is our sincere hope that this helps to inspire you to get working on those Christmas Cards early so as to reduce a little of the stress felt around Christmas!!!

You should be coming from Diana's Blog but if you just found your way here please start at the beginning at Sarah's Blog.

There will be 2 blog candies for this hop.

First, there will be a stash prize given out randomly to 1 comment from all the blogs. You MUST comment on all the blogs!! You will have until Tuesday the 26th at 11:59 pm CST to comment. Sarah will announce the winner on Wednesday morning. 

The second prize will have a little more work for you to enter. We're going to have a little challenge for you to enter. 1st. You need to stop and comment on every blog. 2nd you will need to create a holiday card/ gift tag/general gift giving paraphernalia and enter it at the inlinkz on Sarah's blog. You have a week to enter and you can enter up to 3 projects. The prize for this challenge is a stamp set and crinkle ribbon bundle of YOUR CHOICE from our sponsor Mae Sunshine Designs!!

My Project for today is a Card I made.

This card was made with an INKADINKADO stamp and Tinsle Gold embossing powder by Ranger.

I mounted the stamped image on Green Card stock.

I decided to emboss the greeting inside with the same Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder. I combined two stamps to make this greeting.

I decided to add the manger scene at the bottom of the inside of the card so it wasn't so blank.

I used the same patterned paper for the front cover as I did for layering behind the greeting inside. I added the plaid ribbon and bow to the front.

I added the angel with some foam tape and embossed the Peace on Earth greeting stamp from Anna Bee Designs Joy to The World stamps set. 

Thanks for hopping by make sure you hop on over to Tammy's Blog to see what she's made for you today.

4. Miranda - 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

2 Page 8.5x11" Graduation Lay Out

The lay out I'm sharing today is from my High School Graduation. 

My high school mascot was a Panther so I found a paw print punch in my stash so I punched around the edge of the back card stock cut at 8.25X10.75".

I layered the black card stock on some white Card stock and then layered some blue paper I stamped with a swirl stamp in blue StazOn ink.

I used the Cuttin Up Cricut Cartridge to cut the letters and the shadows 

This is the picture of our Graduating class. I went to a small Christian School. I mounted the photo to a white photo mat and journaled around the photo.

This is me walking into Graduation. I mounted this on a white photo mat to match the other one.

This is my final 2 page lay out. I choose to journal on a black piece of card stock with a white gel pen and mounted that on a white mat layer. 

Thanks so much for stopping by please come back again soon~ Carla 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Mini Album Blog Hop

If you have just stumbled upon the hop, Lissa Marie is your host at So Many Crafts, So Little Time today, or if you came from Sarah's Blog  you are in the right spot. Please grab your cup of coffee or favorite drink, relax as you browse through the awesome mini’s we have made for you, then get ready to win some blog candy!
Another great reason to comment on each blog other than leaving a blogger feeling warm and fuzzy inside, is so you can also win with some blog candy too!
Our sponsor today is…
She would love to reward one special blog visitor with a 5 free patterns! To be qualified for their drawing, please
comment on all participating blogs.
You can receive extra entries for clicking on “like” on her Facebook Page
Just be sure to leave a comment at So Many Crafts, So Little Time to let them know you have done your part to be entered into the drawing.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for more blog candy offered throughout the hop. Some blogs are offering extra perks on their own! If they are offering even more blog candy they all have their own wishes for you to win, so don't forget to read the rules for each one as every blog has different requirements.
So for today's hop, this is what I made for my project........ This is a Vertical Paper Bag Mini Album.

Thank you for taking the time out to check out my projects, if you like my project and you are not already a follower, you are encouraged to add your email in the subscribe area to get updates right in your inbox! Keep clicking for more Mini Album Ideas !
Your next stop is with Angela's Blog
Thank you for hopping through our Mini Album Hop!
Here is the line up to help you navigate through..
Your Host:
Lissa Marie~
2) Pam Lavertu
5)Katina Martinez {Loving Life's Little Blessings}

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

I wanted to share a recipe with you today. I love to cook as well as craft so I hope you don't mind if share some recipes too.

Strawberry Syrup:
1 1/4 Cup Water
1 1/4 Cup Sugar
Fresh strawberries diced. 

Add the water and Sugar to large sauce pan. Stir to combine, and then add the Strawberries.

Boil until the syrup reduces

Once it reduces put it in a jar.... you can leave the strawberries in or 

Strain it.... either way it's yummy!!!

Thanks for stopping by come back again soon ~ Carla