Wednesday, August 31, 2011

McVic is 36 Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the McVic is 36 Birthday Blog Hop! Please sit down stay a while, and enjoy the cards or crafty projects we have made. Also make sure you comment on each blog,
Kacee is going to give away some birthday blog candy to a follower who comments on all the blogs, and lives in the United States.
There may be other candy along the way.

If you just happened upon my blog today, and would like to play along. Please start over at Kacee's Blog. I wouldn't want you to miss out on any candy!

If you just came from Kacee's Blog then you are in the right spot.

We all made a birthday inspired project for this great hop and my grand daughter's preschool teacher had a birthday on Monday so this is what I made her.
The cut for this card came from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.
I used my Chomas Creations gel pens in my Cricut to make part of the banner and added a little skittle.
I also made some magnets that spell her name. I covered some wood circles with some bright colored paper and punched out a magnet circle to stick to the back. The letters are Paper Studio Alphabet Felt stickers.

I am giving away a My Pink Stamper "Punny-licious" stamp set to 1 lucky person that leaves a comment on this post. I will draw a winner on Monday so that gives everyone through the weekend to comment.
Now head on over to Yolie's blog and see what crafty project she has made!

Thank you for hopping with us today! Here is the hop list in case you get lost....

Gloria - That's ME

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I think our Hobby Lobby got a kick in the pants!!

I have not been to HL for a while because there is nothing new. Well I decided to go in on Saturday for some distress ink because ink pads were on sale last week. To my huge surprise they had sooooooo many coooool new things. Now we have Tim Holtz dies, Sizzix dies, new Spellbinders dies, Prima clear stamps, Changeables. We even have a Big Shot and a Vagabond and the little Texture Boutique but before we only had Cuttlebug and Epic.

Now I need to do a little research on the movers and shapers. (I think that was the name) lol

Holy cow I was in Heaven and what makes it even better is that this week they have a 40% off coupon. My daughter and I went yesterday and my grand daughter and I went today. Just take a look at all this awesome stuff.
I think our Hobby Lobby is starting to think they may be getting some competition in town now and they are gearing up for the new JoAnn's store. Our JoAnn's is moving into our mall (right across the highway from Hobby Lobby) and they will be taking up 3 store fronts and actually having classes. The old store was way too small and didn't have much but the new one is going to be huge. Not a super store but close enough for me. I so can not wait until October 7th and I am not a very patient person and I am counting down the days.

We have no classes in this town and I even tried to sign up with 2 different CTMH dealers at different times this last year but neither on of them ever contacted me. Did I mention I am so excited about the classes. lol

Friday, August 26, 2011

Are You Ready To Rock

Erika at Crafty Sprouts is having another challenge.
I used "Rock Princess" to make this card and added some pearls, ribbon and Stickles. The sentiment is from Pink by Designs "Rock On" stamp set.

I also won a gift certificate to Market Street Stamps on Erika's blog and this is what I ordered.
Thank you so much Erika. These are awesome stamps!!

Butterfly Award

I was just awarded a Butterfly Award from Kacee at You Had Me At Scrap!! She is such a sweet lady and I really appreciate this award! Next Wednesday we are having a Birthday Blog Hop for Kacee's 36th birthday so be sure to mark your calendars!
There are some questions I have to answer and then pass this award on!

1) Name your favorite color?

I actually have 2 favorites Hunter Green and Dark Blue.
2) Name your favorite song?

To Sir With Love is my all time favorite song and movie but when I wand to dance around I listen to the Mama Mia soundtrack. That is the most uplifting music and you can't help but feel bubbly when hearing it.
3) Name your favorite dessert?

Coconut Custard Pie. Oh my mouth is watering just typing it. lol
4) What wizzes you off at the moment?

Fake people. Someone that acts like they know me and like me when they are really interested in what I can do for them.

5) Your favorite pet?

I am allergic to anything with fur so I don't have any pets.
6) Black or White


7) Your biggest fear?


8) Best Feature?

My loyality. I will stand beside you until you push me under a bus.

9) Everyday attitude?

I am a pretty easy going person!

10) What is perfection?

Being in my craft room creating anything.

11) Guilty Pleasure?

Chocolate!! Need I say more?

12) When you're upset you?

Listen to some upbeat music in my craft room.
Now I have to pass this award onto others.

Erika from Crafty Sprouts
Carri from DoubleClick Connections
Patty from Creative Diva
Yolie from Just Yolie, Just Create
Anyone else that would like to claim this award is also welcome to. I think that all the bloggers out there deserve it. Everyone that finds inspiration from others and gives inspiration to others deserves recognition so go ahead and grab this award.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Calendar Swap

I am in a calendar swap over at Visual Designs by Chris. I signed up for 2 months. (August and November) This means that I will make 26 (1 layout and 1 calendar) 6x6 pages for the month of August and 26 for November and send them in to the coordinator. I will then get 2 completed calendars back.

I think we still have 4 months that have not been spoken for so if you want to join in head over HERE and sign up.
The school house and bus cut files are from Scrappy Dew and they are so so cute. The "Back 2 School" and "August" I created myself in SCAL.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Life is a Beach Challenge

WOW today is my 17th Anniversary and I didn't even remember it. A friend called this morning otherwise I would still be in the dark.

One of the 3 monthly challenges at Card Creations & More by C is to use the Life is a Beach cartridge. I don't own that one (I know I heard the gasp lol) but Smiley Cards has some really cute beach related cuts so I used it for this challenge.
I used Stickles on her lips and the water and did a lot of stiching. Other than that this was a very simple card. The sentiments are from My Pink Stamper's "More Punny-licious" and "Even More Punny-licious" stamp sets.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Circle Step Card

Denise's Scrapbooking Room had a free download for this card and it is so elegant. I love trying out new cards ideas so I thought I would give it a try.
The doily behind everything started out white and I used homemade glimmer mist to turn it a tea dyed color along with the 2 little fairies. The sentiment is from K. Andrew Designs "Positive Thoughts" stamp set.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back 2 School Bookmarks

The grandkids are starting back to school on Thursday so I thought it would be nice to make bookmarks for the whole school. Our granddaughter will be in preschool and our grandson will be in 1st grade. They are going to a Christian elementary school and there are less than 40 kids in the whole school. (I love-love-LOVE that fact!!)

Bryce went there for preschool but then went to public school for kindergarten. He is a bit hyper and I think his teacher was not equiped for 20 students so their mom has decided that private Christian school is the best fit for the kids. Hide sight is 20/20 and personally I wish he would have gone to the Christian school for kindergarten also but this overprotective Oma was out voted. :-)
I started out with 60 bookmarks but through trial and error ended up with 44. The laminating process did not work out the way I wanted it to and I ruined a few trying to figure things out. In the end I used clear contact paper and ran it through my laminator and they turned out great.
The cut file is from SVG Cuts "Back to School" collection.
I am trying to finish "Teacher" word books for all the teachers so they can take some memorable pictures this year and fill their books.

I am entering this is the Celebrate the Occasion "Back to School" challenge, Simply Sunday "Treats" challenge and the Creative Cutter Room "Back to School" challenge.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What A Croc

Crafty Sprouts is having a Tent Card challenge and she has a fabulous video tutorial. This is such a simple card to make I can't believe I have never seen one before.
I have had this cut file for quite a while and have been wanting to make it but just haven't done it. I am so glad I finally made the time because it is such a CUTE file. It comes from Alisa's little pieces and she has the most darling cut files. I used Craft Essentials Mini Bubble Alphabet for the sentiment. The baker's twine is from The Twinery.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Box Card

We have been gearing up for my parents 50th anniversary party this weekend and lots of out-of-town relatives coming in tomorrow so I didn't get my planned post posted last night because I was exhausted so I am getting 2 posts done tonight.

Amy at Love To Crop is having a Box Card challenge. These cards are really pretty fun and very simple to make. They are great for giving gift cards and after they open the card it can be used to hold some treats also.

I used a EK Success border punch but I'm not sure what the name is (one of my first punches and I didn't make note of the name). The tag is made from a digi stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. My grandson asked if this was a picture of "me". Sometimes I probably do look like this but I could only hope to be this thin. lol
 The sentiment is from K. Andrew Designs "Positive Thoughts" stamp set.

Mail Call

I received my Chomas Creations pen holder set in the mail a couple of days ago. I won this pen set during the Operation Owl Thank You blog hop that the K. Andrew Designs DT held in honor of Kristal.

Card Creations by C is having a challenge which involves making your own background paper so this was such a cool opportunity.

I placed a bunch of swirls in SCAL and then used my new pen tool to draw them on the paper. The cuts are from the Smiley Cards cart and I hid the faces so that I could use my Peachy Keen Happy New Year faces.
The sentiment is from K. Andrew Designs "Positive Thoughts" stamp set. This stamp set benefits the Storefront Shelter which is a homeless shelter for kids. Purchasing Kristal's stamps makes me feel so proud because I am a stamp-a-holic and I can't help myself from buying stamps so when I purchase K. Andrew Designs stamps I am also helping people that need it. Kristal is such an amazing woman. Generous, kind, inspirational, faithful are only a few words that describe this woman and she is a true friend to everyone.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Teepee Card

Ok everyone I have to say that I think Teepee Cards ROCK.
If you would like to know how to make your own, check out this video.
I made this card for this weeks Simply Sunday "Positive Things to Come" challenge at Getting Cricky.
All of the cuts for this card are from Lettering Delights.
The sentiments all came from the "Positive Thoughts" stamp set from K. Andrew Designs Art Stamps.
This stamp set benefits the Storefront Children's Shelter (a homless shelter for children & Youth).

My family and I have had months and months of Positive Thinking and the Lord has blessed us tremendously. My daughter is going through a divorce and we got the report from the guardian ad litem saying that she recommends my daughter have permanent physical custody. We have had many prayer warriors at work. At times it was hard to stay positive because it was always in the back of my mind that the counselor would not see things the way we all do but every time those thoughts popped in I would repeat to myself that I had to put my faith in the Lord that he knew what needed to happen. We have 3 little ones that we need to stay positive for and trying very hard to not let them feel the stress of what is happening right now.

My mom is coming home from Florida tomorrow and we are having a huge family reunion this weekend for my parents 50th anniversary with family we haven't seen for a while. Life is GOOD!!!