Wednesday, April 11, 2012

3 Girl JAM "Nice To Meet You" Blog Hop

Welcome to the 3 Girl JAM "Nice To Meet You" Blog Hop.
If my sweet DT sister Avery over at Iowa Craft Girl sent you here then you are on the right track. If you just happened to stumble upon this hop and want to start from the beginning, please go back to the beginning and visit Julie at A Little Bit of Bling.

Today the design team is hopping by to introduce ourselves and show you some of the fun things you can do with the awesome
3 Girl JAM products!

My name is Gloria and I am a mom of 1 adult daughter. I have 3 (almost 4) grandkids that call me Oma, which is German for grandma. This is where my blog name “Oma’s Crafts” came from. We have 4 generations living under the same roof. It can be very challenging at times but also rewarding. I find myself hiding in my craft room to get a little peace and quiet though.

I usually don’t act my age!! I have been a child care provider for many years so being around kids a majority of the time I start acting like one. You know how they say some people start looking like their pets well maybe I have started acting like my kids. :-) I also teach Bernina owners classes at my local shop and recently started teaching some paper crafting at our local JoAnn’s.

I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. It started with latch hook rugs, then plastic canvas and counted cross stitch through high school and up until 2005 when I got my first embroidery machine. In the summer of 2010 hubby and I were in Wal Mart and I saw the Cricut and the rest is history!!!

I started my blog about 1 ½ years ago and am loving it. I love making cards, 3D projects and minis. There are only 37 kids in my grandkids school so when I make treats I make 50 of them for all students and staff. I make a lot of lunchbox notes for the 2 oldest grandkids which they really like seeing each day.

I first got to know Julie (founder of 3 Girl JAM along with her 2 daughters) when she asked me to be part of her grand opening blog hop and I have loved her every since. I am so honored that she actually chose me to be a member of the first ever 3 Girl JAM Design Team!! How cool is that!! I am also excited about being in the company of some extremely talented crafters.

My project for today is in honor of our fearless leader because I consider her one of my besties!
The cute digi is from Pixie Dust Studio
I used the Spooky Bundle crinkle ribbon for the flower.
You can see the tutorial for making the flower HERE 
The Canvas Border is brand new in the store and the best part.....
It already has the adhesive on it.
The sentiment is from K Andrew designs "Winter Wishes" stamp set.
Each of the blogs on the hop is giving away some fun blog candy.
All winners will be chosen Sunday, April 15th.
One lucky commenter on my blog will win.....
2 packages (2 per pack) of Canvas Border Strips.
There is also a Grand Prize Drawing!!!
3 Winners will be chosen to win 1 of the 3 Prize Packs pictured below.
1.) Crinkle Ribbon Total Package (Bundles 1-6)
2.) Canvas Border Strips (packs 1-6)
3.) 6 Piece Twine Sampler Package
Your next stop on the hop is my sweet friend Carri!!

In case you have gotten lost along the way, here is the complete Lineup:
Jessica E: Chick n Scrap 
Jovan: Cards By Jovan 
Mackenzie: Cheese and Crafters 
Gloria: Oma's Crafts 
Carri: AKA ABusyBee 


Jovan said...

Your card is so super cute! I so have to try that flower technique...LOVE IT!

Reny said...

Hi! Your blog name brought a smile to my face as I remembered my own sweet Oma. Love the card and thanks for the link to the flower tutorial! I'll be checking that out. New follower here!

Linda Simpson said...

Oma Gloria your card is just so beautiful. I love the image and the flower you have made using the ribbon is fabulous.

I am a new follower.

Linda xxxx


Very pretty!! i love the flower with the two colors!! Congrats on the DT (as well as the Getting Cricky DT)!!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I just love your card. to pretty.

Pamela Lash said...

What a darling card and just the perfect coloring and design choices! Have a wonderful time on this DT and TFS!
Mama LoveBug at LoveBug Creations
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Lori's Crafty Spot said...

Love the flower ribbon, and the color combo is great!


JaniceA said...

Beautiful card! Love the flower and the little doggy.

Naomi Edwards said...

hahahahaha!!! Well this had to be the first time I had to take a break while reading a post to laugh and fall of my chair... your comment about people starting to look like their pets stuck me sooo funny... Thank you for that.
Love love love your card!!! the digi is just too cute! I love everything you did!
(Still laughing)

I am having a 100th follower celebration with a giveaway, would love love love to see you there!

jessica said...

WOW!! What a great card! Loving that fun flower!!! For sure going to be making one of those!
Thanks for sharing, so happy to be hopping and designing with you and have a GREAT day!!

Christine's Creative Cards said...

Love the flower ribbon or is it a ribbon flower...either way very nice. TFS

Jessica Buffa said...

Gloria, such a fun bio and it is so great that you are so active in the little ones' lives...way to go Oma! Love how you used the border strip and intertwined the spooky bundle for your flower!
Jessica S

Karen Bahit said...

I love your cute card!! and the flower is excellent!!

Your history is so similar to mine as far as crafting... You go girl!! :)

Karen Bahit

Beckie said...

Cute card. Fabulous flower. I'm gonna have to try a flower. Congrats on being part of the 3GJ team - I'm a HUGE fan of 3GJ!!!

Be blessed, Beckie

Liz said...

Hi Gloria, your card is really cute and I really liked reading your "bio". You have your hands full huh? I have grandkids living with me and I also escape to the "closed door" scraproom whenever I can LOL My husband has his garage and I have my scraproom, that's how we stay sane. Will def be following your blog maybe we can share horror, er I mean, communal living quarters stories LOL

Unknown said...

I love your card and your flower! Thanks so much for sharing!
<3 Pam MzLavr2sCreations at live dot com

Tasha said...

Your card is so cute Thank you for sharing!

Laurie said...

Super cute card!

New follower

Jessica Kephart | A Homespun Affair said...

Gloria I love this Flower!! So cute! Good to know this ribbon will make these!! Awesome!!


Jessica @

angel4ever said...

I am so loving how all of you talented ladies are using ribbon in your projects! I love using ribbon and now I see how many other ways I can use it in my projects!

New follower!

DIANA L. said...

Super card, that pup is such a cute digi and I love what you did with the crinkle ribbon Thanks for the fun hop.
That crinkle ribbon looks awesome, I would love to be the chosen winner.


Pammejo said...

Adorable card. TFS

Heather Lynn said...

your card is soo cute! been following your blog for a while now and lovin it! have a great day!

Sherrie K. said...

Oh my, your card is just adorable!! I love the cute image and LOVE the flower:) Great way to showcase that awesome ribbon:) Thanks for sharing and for a chance:)
Sherrie K

Rosie said...

omg this card is sooo cute!! love the flower ribbon. Oma you do amazing work!!!

Deezy said...

Love your card!!! I'm a new follower ;-)

Sugarlips said...

You did a fabulous job. I love the flower. I will be checking out the tutorial.

Maria Matter said...

fabulous! such an adorable image & your ribbon flower is beautiful!!

Candy said...

Adorable card!
Thanks for the chance to win.
candyyoung826 at msn dot com

Tonya said...

Cute card! Love your flower.

Crafting And Beyond said...

You card is so cute..The flower is gorgeous!!!! I love the adhesive canvas that I am seeing on everyones blog.. Very interesting and can't wait to try some!!! TFS.
Crafty Hugs Susan @

littlen said...

very cute card. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Dee Burns said...

Oma, Love your little story...sounds very interesting and exciting. I know what you mean about your corner of the Your card is super cute. Love how you made the "Flower" out of Crinkle Ribbon. That Ribbon ROCKS. Congrats on the DT. Julie has some amazing Talent.

Happy Hopping!
Dee B

Unknown said...

Love the card. So sweet, also love getting to know you through your bio. Sounds crazy but fun all at the same time:) thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

your card is adorable. This has been a great hop. You ladies are all so talented. I don't act my age either. It must really be amazing to have 4 generations of your family together. My family sadly is only my generation and the next. It must be wonderful to have a big family.

Tammy said...

What a lovely young woman of God you are:) You did an uber job on the card---the color combos and the way you colored the pup---super cute!! Last but not least the way you created the crinkle ribbon rose ---you have a special touch!!Thank you for sharing and for allowing me to glean from you!! be blessed
~Beyond Measure

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Cute card! Love the flower. I'm a new follower of you on everything. So glad that you were part of this hop. You're amazingly talented. :)


Kathy Salido said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the rich colors and that flower is beautiful!!

Jamie said...

So cute! I love that ribbon flower!!!

Barbara B said...

Very cute card. I love it. I am a new follower.
Barbara B

Unknown said...

What a cute card. I love it...... Love your style.

SharonCallisCrafts said...

Great cards and love your blog x

Chriss America Real said...

Hooray, Hooray, Hooray! I have been looking for a tutorial on how to make a crinkle cut flower and at last here is one! Thank you so much Gloria! Your card is fantastic!



Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Eek. I totally love the two-toned flower you created with the purple and green ribbons! Great idea!! Thanks for sharing!

Migdalia said...

What a Beautiful Card!Great Job!
New Follower!TFS

Linsey R said...

OH now you know I'm gonna have to get my hands on some crinkle ribbon and try to create flowers half as stunning as this one on your most adorably delightful card! I love how you incorporated the canvas border as well, very inspiring creations and TFS it and a great big congrats on being as part of such a wonderful dt and super cool company! hugs xo

Melissa said...

Very cute card, nice job on the coloring!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

mzcherub at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Oma! Love that puppy and the sentiment definitely appropriate for Julie! so happy to be on this design team with you!

JulieK said...

Gloria- I am so happy to have you on the 3GJ team!! I LOVE the flower you made on the Bestie card (Thanks!). Great job!

Lisa said...

This is so so gorgeous, Gloria!! I love, love the pretty flower!! What an awesome card :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Docerela said...

Adorable flower. I need to try that myself.

Congratulations on your position.

Catarina aka docerela

Shelly said...

This is gorgeous Gloria! Great choice of colors!
Have a SUPER night!

Karenladd said...

Adorable card and I LOVE that color combo on the ribbon not to mention those awesome canvas strips! New follower!

Georgiana said...

Graet card and FABULOUS flower. This style seems to be very popular right now. I need to try making one. Love the crinkle ribbon. Congrats on being on the DT.

Carson's Creations
coachfans at cox dot net

SHartl said...

What a pretty card with a darling little digi image! Love how you used the ribbon for that beautiful! I'm a follower

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Hello my friend! Your card is super sweet and I love how you joined the ribbons! So happy to be on the team with you!

BTW... did you know you won my spring cleaning blog candy?? :)

Ashley Nicole said...

Love the card. I'm loving the flower and great to see a canvas strip. So nice to be on the DT with you.

cema1cema said...

so cute! I can't wait to watch the tutorial on how to make the flower! Christina

Cathy said...

Adorable card, I love what you did with the ribbon.

Connie Can Crop said...

Cute card and I need to come back and watch the tutorial! So pretty!
TFS! Now a follower, come follow me too!

Nitasha said...

Such a cute card! I love your handmade flower! Happy to be a new follower of your blog!

elisaphotoscrap at gmail dot com

lovemypaper said...

Super cute card!

JustYolie said...

Oh my goodness!! I love how you use two colors to make your flower!!! Clever!! :)

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

This is such a cute card. I'm loving this crinkle ribbon. Haven't had a chance to try it yet. Thanks for this wonderful hop. Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts [at] gmail [dot] com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Adorable card!

mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh my goodness I just love the flower you made with these ribbons! Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!

Creative Diva said...

This is just precious. Love the sentiment. Congrats on being on 3 Girls Jam DT.

Getting Cricky DT Sister

marg0006 said...

Super cute.
Loving Scrapper1101

Norma said...

WOW! love that flower and your image is adorable!! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see more of your projects!!

Pat said...

Wonderful card!!

Sew Sweet N Crafty said...

How adorable. TFS.

Sew Sweet N Crafty

AmyJRockstar said...

Gloria you should be so proud of yourself! This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking to the tutorial too. I love when people take the time to do that so we can all learn from each other. :) Your house sounds like a lot of fun. You are an extraordinary woman to be taking care of all those people! I can barely manage my 3 dogs! LOL ;) Julie is such a sweet lady! I so would have applied for the DT if I knew about it! Some of my very favorite people are on this amazingly talented team. ;) Love your project and congrats, again!

Thanks for the chance to win. I follow and like 3GJ on FB & GFC.

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com