Friday, November 30, 2012

A Homespun Christmas Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the A Homespun Christmas Blog Hop. Thank you so much for hopping with us, we hope this hop provides lots of inspiration on gifts to make for the holiday season. We have 2 sponsors for this blog hop.

The first sponsor is Scraptastical Kreations.

She is offering a $20 Gift Certificate to her store: To be eligible to win the Gift Certificate you must go to her Facebook fanpage and like the page (if you’re not a fan already) and you must also leave a comment on the fan page.

The second sponsor is Hot Berry Designs (me).

I am also offering a $20 Gift Certificate to my store: To be eligible to win the Gift Certificate you must go to my Facebook fanpage and like the page (if you’re not a fan already) and you must also leave a comment on the fan page.

I made a 2 gifts.
The first gift I made is called a honeycomb ornament and I followed the directions found here. The gal in video uses a Spellbinder die, I own a Gazelle and refuse to buy dies which limit me to a few sizes. Instead I used a paper piecing pattern from Scrappy Dew called Christmas bulbs. I used the ornament on the far right for my ornament. This video recommends using the largest ornament in the spellbinder set (which is 4 3/4") The first 2 ornaments I made were waaaay too small so I finally took the time to look it up, lol. The directions also recommend using lightweight double sided paper. All my lightweight scrapbook paper is single sided so I printed digital paper from Hot Berry Design's Winter Flurries II on letter size printer paper as double sized paper.


For my second gift my son and I decorated a Krafty Blok. I used the paper piecing file KISS ornaments from Scraptastical Kreations for this gift. The word Peace was written on vellum using a glitter pen in my Gazelle. Typically small strands of lights are placed inside the block. I wanted my 4 year to help with the gift because it is for his speech teacher. So inside the block are strips of double sided paper I wrapped around a pencil to look like curled ribbon and my son dropped them inside. I thought the double sided paper gives the inside a little different look than just using curling ribbon. My son picked out the ribbon to place on the block and I made my very first bow.    

In addition to the chance to win the gift certificate I am also giving away a free digital paper pack called Winter Flurries. To download it you will need to go to my facebook page, you will find the download link in the tab labeled " Free Digital Kit "

You next stop on the hop is Kristy

Here is the complete list of blogs just in case someone is having technical issues. Thank you for hopping along with us!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Seems a Little Sketchy sketch 26

I'm having fun playing with the new A Homespun Christmas paper kit found in my store. The kit only comes with the paper so for my clipart I used KaDoodle Bug Design's Elf School House and Santa's Workshop Crew both of which are Kristi W Designs original clipart. The sketch came from Seems a Little Sketchy

Kristy W Design's Santa's Tree farm and Technostamper sketch 254

I used My Digital Studio to create this card using sketch 245 from Techno Stamper. The digital paper I used is paper I created and can be found at Hot Berry Designs. The buttons are Stampin Up! whisper white digital buttons. The yellow truck can be found at Kadoodle Bug Designs and is a Kristy W Designs set called Santa's Tree Farm. Mrs Claus also came from KaDoodle Bug Designs and is a Kristy W Designs set called Santa's Workshop Crew.  

Here is the sketch I followed from Techno Stamper. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

They all matter let's find the cure blog hop

Welcome to the "They all matter, let's find the cure" blog hop. You should have arrived
from Pam's blog. If you started at my blog be sure to head over to Lisa's blog so you don't miss all the stops on the hop.
For my project I am sharing a quote book I made for my Father in Law to thumb through during those rough days of chemo. The ribbons on front of the book are for lung cancer, liver cancer, and brain cancer.

Thank you for stopping by the next stop on the hop is Ashley W.

Here is the complete hop line up

Friday, November 9, 2012

Autumn Blessings blog hop

If you are looking for the My Calendar Blog Hop you can click here or scroll down to the next post. 

Welcome to the Autumn Blessings blog hop. If you came from Shawnee's blog you on the right track, if you started with my blog please go to Lisa's blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

 For my project I created a wreath. I started with a grapevine wreath and added the ribbon bow, flowers and the paper pieced squirrel. The squirrel is a Kristy W Design set called Nuts for fall that can be purchased from KaDoodle Bug Designs

I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it, I am offering blog candy, all you need to do is like my Facebook page and then click on the free digital kit button at the top of the page.

Thank you for stopping by, your next stop in the hop is LLuvia 

Here is the complete blog hop line up if you get lost along the way.
1. Lisa ~ 

2. Ashley - 

My calendar Blog Hop

Welcome to the My calendar Blog Hop 
Welcome to our “My Calendar” Hop!

Minis.. flips.. anything goes..
How do you keep organized?
We wanted to share with you some
of our favorite calendar creations!

Lissa Marie is our hostess for this hop.
We have the wonderful Shannon Leffew Kieth
sponsoring this hop! One lucky person will
win a set of her handmade flowers!  To win you will need to comment 
on each blog, with a way to get ahold of you.

If you arrived here from Zannie Berry’s blog
you are right on track! If you just 
happened to find this fun hop you can head
back to So Many Crafts, So little time to make sure 
you don’t miss a thing!

For my project I made a perpetual calender. In order to get a clear picture of the blog entry the calendar section and the "frame" are digitally placed around my monthly digital layouts. In real life the calendar section was flipped and cut the "wrong"  way onto vinyl. I then placed the vinyl calendar on the inside of a 12 x 12 shadow frame and placed the printed 12 x 12 layout in the frame. You are able to use a dry erase marker to write on the glass and since the calendar is on the inside the glass is easy to clean at the start of a new month.  

This calendar uses Winter Snow bunnies from 

This calendar uses Valentine Turtle, interlocking heart 
and Twitterpated Collection from 

This calendar uses Chicks to dye for, Easter bunny on the go 
and the fence from Easter Sunday kids 
all found at KaDoodle Bug Designs 

This calendar uses Rainy Day turtles from 

This calendar uses Cooking up some Fun from 

This calendar uses Miniature Golf  from 

This calendar uses A Blasting Fourth from 

This calendar uses Apple Cuties and Turtley Cute from 

This calendar uses  from Apple Orchard Girls, Apple Orchard Boys 
and Turtley Cute  from KaDoodle Bug Designs 

This calendar uses Brewing Beauties from 

This calendar uses Turkey Time from Scraptastical Kreations

This calendar uses Twas the Night before Christmas from 

Thank you for hopping with us, we hope to have inspired your desire to create a calendar too!
You have one more stop Janea  Before you go I am offering blog candy, sll you need to do is stop by my Facebook page and snag the free digital paper pack. 

Here is the complete hop line up if you get lost along the way 
Suzanne Roseberry (Zannie Berry)