Wednesday, February 8, 2012


You are on the CardSwaps Winter Warm Up Hop/Crop.    At the end of the hop, you are also invited to continue the fun over on the forum with more games, challenges, and prizes! Challenges and games will be posted February 8-11, 2012 and you have until February 14, 2012 to get your projects posted to the appropriate thread. If you haven't participated before, don't worry! There are many members that will be around to offer support and encouragement. You can find out all you need to know in the forum. So... AFTER the hop... you will be taken to the crop and I do hope you join in.  There is a prize on the line for blog hoppers and you don't want to miss out. You will be given details at the bottom of the post.

The theme of this blog hop is “Winter Warm Up”.  The type of project and themes were left open so each hostesses of the blog hop could create whatever they wanted.  However, the completed project had to make you think of the warmer days ahead.

You should have arrived here from the talented Angelina  Angelina has so many wonderful ideas that she has shared and I have enjoyed every one of them.  If you didn’t arrive here from Angelina’s blog, you should really start from the beginning because you don’t want to miss anything.

This winter has not been much of a winter here in Missouri.  We have had several warm days in the mid-60.  But when I think of warmer days the first thing that comes to mind is flowers.  Let me tell you….thanks to the mid 60 degree days, some daffodils and already popping up out of the ground.

The card I made is in honor of the beautiful flowers of spring and summer.  I enjoyed making this card because I like that flowers that I stamped.  Butterflies are my favorite and they always seem to put a smile on my face.  It’s a simply card but sometimes the simplest things are the things that can brighten up anyone’s day.

So... the game for hoppers... You will be unscrambling a word once you will collect a letter at each blog you visit. The hostesses can play along, because they don't know any of the letters but their own... I'm tricky that way. Once you collect ALL the letters, the last hostess in the blog hop will direct you to the thread in the forum where you can find all the details you need to enter the drawing. All hoppers collecting all the letters, unscrambling the word or phrase, entering the game by following the directions in the forum, and leaving feedback on EVERY blog they visit WILL be entered in to a random drawing held on February 15, 2012. ONE lucky hopper will have their name drawn and will win a prize.  Make sure you visit every blog and find the letters. Your only hints are... it's a phrase and it's a way papercrafters warm up.

My letter is S

Next you will hop over to Judy (PrairieWildflower)  Judy has inspired me to try new ideas, techniques and I always enjoy what she creates!!  Don’t forget to leave comments for the hostesses to show how much you enjoyed their blogs.

If you get lost on the hop, here is the list of the blogs.

Tina  ------ You are here

Thank you for taking the time to blog hop and hope you have enjoyed it.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winter/Christmas Tag Swap

Happy December Everyone!!!

In November I hosted a tag swap through Cardmaker Magazines card swap website.  Due to the holiday's and the busy time of year, I'm just now getting around to posting pictures.  I went with snowmen for my tags. can you go wrong with snowmen.  :)

So for my tags I went with the main color of blue for the tags.  To me a blue colors reminds me of cold or winter.  Then I use some embellishment snowmen that I purchased at Michael's.  I think why I liked them was because the were sparkly.  The snowflakes were from a stamp set that I purchased at Michael's (it have about 12 different stamps of different sizes).  I then stamped the snowflakes in a silver ink and then added a silver cord type for the ribbon.  It was fun making my first set of tags.  I think I need to start now for next year.  :)

Have a wonderful Christmas!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


You are on the CardSwaps Autumn Blessings Crop.   At the end of the hop, you are also invited to continue the fun over on the forum with more games, challenges, and prizes!  The crop is from November 16-19, 2011 and you have until November 22, 2011 to get your projects posted to the challenge threads and in the drawings for prizes.

The theme of this blog hop is I have been blessed.  Everyone has things they are blessed about and we have hostesses that are going to show and tell you what they are blessed about.

You should have arrived here from the talented Susan.  I have been blessed with getting to see Susan's wonder creations she has made whether it be a card, tag, or a lovely stick pin.  She has inspired me to try techniques that I probably would have never tried.  If  you didn't arrive here from Susan's blog, then you are going to want to start from the beginning at Lora's Blog.  You do not want to miss any of what these ladies have to show you.

I personally have been blessed in many ways.  My wonderful mom and dad that has always been supportive and encourages me to reach for my dreams.  Without them I don't know where I'd be today.  I have an awesome older brother who has always looked out for me even when we lived thousand miles apart.....even though he always give me the occasional nuggie.  :)  I have been blessed with a good job with the Federal Government helping our veterans that have served our country.  I have been blessed with many crafted friends as well!!  Thanks to them, I have stepped out of my normal craft comfort zone and they have shown me all different types of techniques and ideas for crafts and cards.  To them...Thank you but I'm still learning.  :)  I have also been blessed with may close friends that I don't know what I would do without them.  Whether we live in the same town or states away, we always know we care for each other and can always count on one another.  There are many other ways I'm blessed but we don't have the time on here....there is hopping to do.  :)

My card below is going to one of my friends that I'm blessed to have.  The flowers represent the time we need to take to "stop and smell the roses" or in this case flowers and maybe reflect on the things we are blessed to have in our lives.  Of course I had to add a stick pin from one of my crafty friends that I received from a swap.  :)

Next you are going to hop on over to Teresa will inspire you with her creations and how she is blessed.  Don't forget to leave a comment to show how much you enjoyed her blog.  I can't wait to see what Teresa comes up with.

If you get lost on the hop, here is the list where you can find yourself again. 

Thank you for taking the time to blog hop and hope you have enjoyed it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Girly with Pink Challenge

This week I participated in a weekly challege on the Cardmaker Magazine Card Swap page.  The challenge was to make a girly card with pink.  Below is what I came up with.  I really enjoy this stamp and had fun coloring the image.  I added the ribbon and then the stick pin is from a stick pin swap in was it.  They only thing I would do different is next time I'll emboss the base of the card.  :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A bunch of cards

While most people were are the University of Missouri Homecoming football game, I spend the day making cards.  I made theses Valentine/Love cards to take to Kansas City this coming Friday for a card swap at the Creative Keepsake Convention.  But of course, I got on to register for the swap and registration was closed.  So if I can be added to it on Friday, these cards will go to Operation Write Home.

I stamped the hearts on the paper.  There are 3 red hearts (which might be hard to see) and 3 pink hearts.  Then I stamped the sentiment, added the flower, a little bling and then popped it up.  Hope whoever gets these, enjoys it.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

All you need is Love!!

I joined an Operation Write Home Card Drive and wanted to make some cards for Valentine's Day/Love.  It's a simple card but I had fun with this one.  I used the heart stamp and stamped the back ground paper with two different color inks.  I'm going to play around with it a little more and my add a ribbon or stick pin and I'm thinking about using pop ups on the sentiment.  Overall, I like the way it turned out.  :)

Birthday Card

My mom asked me to make a birthday card for her to give to my aunt.  Well, my first attemped at making a birthday card and I think it turned out pretty good.  One of my first cards I made, I kind of used the same idea and just changed it a bit.  My mom and I love butterfly's and had to stick with those.