Saturday, June 13, 2015

It's Time To Hero Up Blog Hop



Welcome to It's Time To Hero Up Blog Hop.


Anyone can be a SUPER HERO!
This group of  MIGHTY Super Heroes has banded together to SAVE THE DAY and bring you the most AMAZING Super Hero inspiration we can. We hope your SPIDEY SENSES are tingling as we pull out every SUPERPOWER we've got!

You should have arrived from Michelle
If you need to start at the beginning
Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this AMAZING Blog Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these INCREDIBLE Super Heroes who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 

We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
Michelle with Cuttin and Stampin is giving away a $15 gift certificate to her online store!
Wohoo!!

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 and be sure to like her on facebook!! 

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winner will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

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

TO THE BAT CAVE ROBIN!!!
UP UP and AWAY!


My projects are based on an idea I saw online to make little note pads - in this case for the heroes in my life. Who doesn't want to be the recipient of a hero acknowledgement??

 The starting point is to find some cute digi hero characters, check; then get the necessary materials in place, check!

I found corrugated cardstock in some hero-like bright colors and made tag shapes out of them using a set of dies.  I also used a glitter pen to highlight each hero after I fussy cutted them out. A sentiment - My Hero, My Everything - finished off the projects.


I made one full note pad using regular copy paper for the inside to show you the results.


The rest of the heroes are in a bundle so I can make more note pads as needed.


Here's the other ones for Heroing UP!!









 Line up in case you get lost:

16. Miranda - www.nanasscrapspot.com 

And now I'll send you on to see what's heroing up with MADGE


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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Around The World Blog Hop


 Thank you for joining us on the adventure of a lifetime! Pack your bags! Get those passports ready!
We are about to embark on a trip Around the World!
You should have arrived from SARAH
If you would like to start at the beginning of our tour,
 Connie Can Crop is the first stop on the Around the World blog hop.


This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We hope that we can inspire you with culture and creations from around the globe.


Connie Wallenbrock's photo.

We have a fantastic sponsor this month, ConnieCanCrop!

She will be giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate to spend in one of her online stores!


 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.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.


Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.


Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

Your destinations await you! Bon Voyage!

Bonjour To You
Did you know that France is the Number 1 travel destination in Europe?  A list of fun French facts can be found at FACTS if you have a mind to broaden your literacy on this country.

Three of my friends and I have always wanted to make a fantasy trip to France to see French fashions.  
Wouldn't that be cool to soak in the sights, taste the cuisine, and shop til we drop??

Just for fun I made each fantasy - adventurer a keepsake of our dream.  Each will receive a bookmark when we next "do lunch" so here's what I designed.  The four bookmarks have some common elements and some that are different.

France #1

France #2

 France #3

France #4


I used Graphics 45 paper, Dylusions Couture Stamp for the dress forms and hats, Julie Nutting's armoire tags, flowers, straws, twine, LoveBug Creations Simply Sheer, some "French sayings" for sentiments, jewels, and the iconic Eiffel Tower stamp.  Dream away, my friends; perhaps next year!!

Actually, we are all going on a week-long research trip in August to Washington, DC, so our bags will be packed and we'll be enjoying fellowship while traveling in our own USA.


Up next is Haidee

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

1. Connie (Greece)- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
2. Madge (Ireland)- www.thescrappinlounge.com

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Over The Rainbow Blog Hop


Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true
 Thank you for joining us Over the Rainbow in this inspiring blog hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
You should have hopped on over the rainbow from Sandy
but if you need to start at the beginning,
 Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this colorful blog hop.

We have a fantastic sponsor this month, Paper Crafting World



They will be giving one lucky winner a $20 gift certificate to spend in their super awesome online shoppe
Visit My Paper Crafting's blog
on facebook
and shop here

 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.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!

You Color My World - My project has the required element of a rainbow on a card using the triple-stamping technique,
a PPBN rainbow-patches bear digi (tons of fussy cutting),
lots of sparkle and shine achieved with glitter pens and Bo Bunny paint pens,
a corner rounder,
SU card stock,
Pink By Design sentiment stamp,
Irongate background stamp,
and Mama LoveBug's private reserve of LoveBug Creations Rumple Ribbon.  








Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Create A Card Blog Hop



Welcome to the Create A Card Blog Hop!

We are so happy you could join us today. This is a one day blog hop, but don’t worry you have until Monday to
stop by all the blogs and leave a comment to be entered into the drawing for the wonderful prize we have for
you today.

Catherine Pooler, founder of Stamp Nation and Creativity Grows Here has generously donated a trial
membership to Stamp Nation for us to give away to those who hop along with us.





To be entered in the drawing, just comment and follow each of the blogs on the hop today. That’s it, it is just
that easy.  Prizes will be drawn and announced on Theresa’s blog  on Wednesday, April 1st.

If you started at the beginning of the hop with our hostess Theresa , you should have arrived here from Ashley

Now on with the projects!

I love to do triple-stamping and triple-dry embossing cards so I've included some samples of each.  I also decided to showcase some cards for subjects crafters sometimes don't like to deal with - masculine cards and sympathy cards.  Here's my samples:







And I also made a few birthday and thinking of you types to share.






Please be sure to hop over to all the other wonderful blogs too.
Here is the entire line-up:
Theresa ~ http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com/
Sandy ~ www.scrapbookblessingsclub.com
Lyne ~ http://lynnseverydayideas.blogspot.com
Lisa ~ http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Shavon ~ http://scrappingvon.blogspot.com/
Jessica ~ www.stampinandcraftin.blogspot.com
Alicia ~ http://www.goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Ashley ~ http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
Pamela ~ http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/  HERE
Deborah ~http://www.scrappingmamma.net
Rhonda - http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com

And now I'll send you on to see what's happening with La-Vie



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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

1 Mini & 1 Not-So-Mini

Albums that is!
 Hey Lovebugs! Pick up your jaw! It's Kimi (yes again!) 2 times in less than a week! Who knew such a thing could happen? ;)
 
Today I am here to share with you the albums I made for my dear friend Zeni! I started both albums well over a year ago and yes it's taken me this long to finish them! Strange as I used to do an album in a few days.
These were both inspired by her European vacation. I figured she could use them to hold the oodles of photos she took!

I used the following products to make these:
 Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon/Mama's Mesh in multiple colors
Colorbok Antique Paperie Papers & Embellies
Pearls/lace from stash
Kraft Cardstock from Recollections
Lots of Redline Tape & Dimensionals
Prima flowers
Tim Holtz Stamps
3 gypsies Stamps
Charms from stash
Envelopes from stash
 
Below is the video for the Mini Album
(This one was made using a tutorial on youtube but I can not for the life of me remember who it was that did it! If you know or it was you PLEASE let me know so I can give credit!!!)

and next up is the Not-So-Mini
This albums construction is an Envelope album with the Stack the Deck binding by Laura Denison (FollowThePaperTrail)
 
I hope you enjoy these Minis and they inspire you to create one for yourself!!!
 
Have a great day lovies!!!
Big Bug Hugs,
Kimi
 
 
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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valen-Wines Day ♥

Happy Valentines Day my lovebugs!!!
 
Hi everyone! Long time no see! It's Kimi (ok...pick yourselves up off the floor!) I know it's been ages since I've posted anything but that's going to change! I can't promise a daily post or heck even a weekly...But I will be posting more this year!
 
I have sort of ventured away from papercrafts here lately and decided since I made a few valentine projects I would share them today! I discovered vinyl recently and my oh my am I in love! My first vinyl projects were back at Christmas time. I made some ornaments for the kids teachers and some wine glasses for my sister!
 
Mama Lovebug saw the glasses and asked if I could make some for the ladies she works with for Valentine's Day. So without further ado here they are:
 
Ok not the best picture but you get the idea! I made them using vinyl (651) and my Silhouette Cameo! If you are new to the Cameo or like me and basically clueless on all the amazing things you can do with it then you need to check out this amazing tutorial blog: Silhouette School Melissa always has the best and easiest to follow tutorials! In fact I used SEVERAL of them to create these wine glasses! And had a great time doing it!
 
Next up I needed to make something for my little ones teachers. I figured hey why not a wine glass? So here are the ones I made for them:
and as you can see I added some kisses from the kiddos :)
 
Now for the kids classmates I always make up a little treat bag. I always add candy and a pencil and this time I found some really cute notepads. I stuck them on the front of each bag and added each childs name in vinyl! True labor of love because making 40 of them took some time! For the kids with the letter "i" in their name I changed the dot to a heart... Same with the kids that had a letter "o". That said when I made my sons (Diego) I was in a hurry. His was my first one and I just wanted to test for size and if it would work! Here they are:
 
I hope you enjoyed my projects and come back to see what else I'm up to! Fingers crossed in the next couple days I will have 2 BIG projects to share ;)
 
Big long overdue Bug Hugs,
Kimi
 
 
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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Science Rocks Blog Hop

Welcome to the
 Science Rocks Blog Hop 


Come pour and stir, boil and test!
Being a scientist is the best!
 We are so happy you decided to join us for this geeky yet super smart blog hop where we will explore all kinds of Science related projects. You should have arrived from Alicia
If you wish to start at the beginning, Connie Can Crop is the first stop on the Science Rocks blog hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations.
We have an amazing sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
  
They will be giving one lucky winner a gift certificate to spend on their super cute digital artwork and digital stamps.
Please visit them online at
and
on facebook at

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.
You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!
We have your formula for fun!
Ready to have an Explosive time?
  
He's as good as gold!! It occurred to me that my grandson has been doing some science-engineering activities for a Cub Scout event and I decided to make him a shadow box to hang up in his room; there's a magnet on the back.  I found some cute elements at the Cameo store and set out to craft the present.  Since he's a macho-man, I didn't use frilly, girly things for the outside of the hand made frame; I used some cute pop sickles!


Here are picture parts of my project:






Here is my completed project!




This is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:

11. Holli- http://www.sunflowerholli.blogspot.com/

And there you have it.  Now I'll send you off to see what Haidee's created.

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