Monday, April 2, 2012

Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Hi all my crafty addicts,

Welcome to the Autism Awareness Blog Hop. If you have just come from Cori's Blog then you are on the right track. If you are just joining us, then please start with our wonderful hostess Cori.

When I first read about this hop, I thought of one special little boy in my life, the son of my best friend. He is the most adorable little boy and is full of life. Like many others, he has Autism. His parents struggle with this every day, as he goes to therapy, Dr. visits, and even is on a specific diet. It breaks my heart that any child has to go through this, let alone their family.

They had a  walk for Autism in Miami, Fl. in March 2012 and I decided to be an advocate for this as well. Like my own medical issues and ongoing battle with Leukemia, I know the importance of getting people involved with your own personal story and coming together as a family and showing your support to loved ones and friends.

Here is my project for this blog hop, I decided to make a flyer to show my support for Matt before his walk for Autism in March 2012. I hope you will show your support too.

Today for this blog hop we have amazing ladies with amazing stories connecting with the same hope... to find a cure for Autism. Have fun hopping along and hope that every story touches your heart!
Here is the lineup of amazing ladies:

  1. Cori-
  2. Liz -
  3. Doris -
  4. Zenita -
  5. Chriss-
  6. Colleen -
  7. Pam -
  8. Kristy -

Hope that you all enjoy the hop and TY for hopping with us, hope all of our stories will someway touch your hearts like they have mine. Please TY and continue showing your support in our search to find a cure for Autism. Now onto your next stop, the fabulous Doris. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hop Into Spring Blog Hop

Welcome to MB's Treasurista Hop Into Spring Blog Hop, hosted by the wonderful and talented, Misty at MB's Treasurista. We are so glad you have joined us for lots of fun projects and candy.

If you just came from Katie at memories2keepsakes, you are on the right track. If you just came across my blog and would like to hop with us, please take a minute and start with Misty, our wonderful hostess.
Today there are talented ladies that have each made great projects for this Hop into Spring blog hop.

Here is the lineup in case you get lost. These amazing women are showcasing wonderful projects for  the hop.

 Onto my project. I decided to make a tag using the Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Paper and of course all of Misty's wonderful embellishments to adorn my tag. Here is what I created, hope you all enjoy!!!

Kraft Tag
Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime
Clear Acrylic Butterfly Stem from MB's Treasurista
Clear Acrylic Small Butterfly from MB's Treasurista
Picot Gimp Trim in Lt. Taupe/Cream from MB's Treasurista
Natural Frayed Edge Burlap Trim 1 1/2" from MB's Treasurista
Prima Bicycle Stamp
Crafty Secrets Be yourself Stamp
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Please make sure to leave comments and to follow all the blogs as there is a lot of hidden blog candy to be won and of course there is a Grand Prize:

$20 gift certificate to the MB's Treasurista store!!!
*Must "like" the MBT Facebook page-Facebook
*Must be a MBT blog follower and comment on the hop post -Blog
I hope you all have enjoyed my project and you go onto hop to the next person which is Deb
Happy Hopping!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza!

Welcome to the Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza! You should have just come from Shannon's blog . If you are just joining the hop and want to start from the beginning, please start at Dena's blog, is going to be an amazing event!  Many of you are familiar with Oprah Winfrey's famous "Favorite Things" show where audience members walk away with an array of fabulous gifts.  It was always so fun to see how excited the audience members got with each giveaway.  Well, if you've always wished you could sit in the audience of one of those show tapings, we have the next best thing for you!

Each participant in this hop is going to share a favorite of hers.  It could be a craft-related item or a non-craft related item.  In addition to that, each blogger is giving away blog candy!  This means you have a chance to win at every stop!

Each blogger has her own rules for winning her blog candy, so please be sure to read the rules on each blog for a chance to win.

Without further ado, here is the project I created for this hop:

Black Cardstock
My Minds Eye Paper
Gorjuss Girl Stamp
Red Ribbon from my stash
Bling from SweetPaperNothingsCo.
Smile Adage Ticket from Decade of Scrap

Blog Candy Time......
For Blog Candy I will be giving away two sets of my Adage Tickets from my shop.
You must leave a message, follow me, and follow me on facebook at

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed what I shared with you today. Please be sure to hop on over to Wendy's blog to see what she has to share with you and for more blog candy fun! Happy hopping and good luck to you!

Below is the entire blog hop lineup in case you lose your way:

Dena -
Lisa L.-
Ashley -
Jennifer -
Paula D.
Cely -
Jamie -
Ellen -
Shannon -
Liz -
Wendy -
Robin -
Ashley W.--

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Amy Jo Birthday Bash Blog Hop February 28-29th

*If your looking for the MBT Teach Me Tuesday Post click here

Good morning, fabulous friends and welcome to Amy Jo's Birthday Bash & Blog Hop! We are so excited you could join us today to help celebrate Amy's birthday!

This is a very special unique hop as we were not required to just stick with one particular subject or theme. Amy asked us all to use any of her favorite things to create a card or project with that in mind. Some examples of Amy's favorite things are the colors black, white, and hot pink, along with anything Alice in Wonderland, she listed some of her favorite animals, etc!

If you arrived here from Yolie, then you are in the right place! If you just happened upon my blog today, please start at the beginning with Amy JoScrapping, Card Making and Living with Fibro because you don't want to miss out on the fabulous prizes that are being sponsored!

This is a two-day hop; however, we are only making one project. That should give you two full days to go through the entire hop and leave comments on each blog and become followers of each blog, if you are not already, to be entered to win some of our sponsored prizes! Some blogs may be offering blog candy as well so this is a hop you're gonna wanna finish!

For her Project, I wanted to create something fun and something she could have around. I decided to make her a tag. I love the way it came out and I used her favorite colors, Pink, White, and Black and even included a little bit of Zebra. I hope you love it Amy Jo as I had a ton of fun making it for you!
Happy Birthday and May all of your wishes and dreams come true!!!

Regular Tag
Zebra Paper from Paper Niche
Recollections Bling
Dress Form Sizzix
Flowers from Stash
Singer Sewing Machine Charm
Pink Acrylic Flower from MB's Treasurista
Stick Pin from Stash
Mesh Bling from SweetNothingsPaperCo.
Brad from Stash
Ribbon and Fibers from my Stash
Sentiment from Fiskars.
Black Ruffles Trim from MB's Treasurista

Now for my Blog Candy.....
All you have to do is comment below, follow my blog, and follow my shop's FB fan page
The Winner will receive 2 Digi Images from my shop!!!

Thank you so much for joining us and helping us celebrate along with Amy! Your next stop is the talented Tina. TY for Hopping along!!!


Teach Me Tuesday at MB's Treasurista with Liz

Hi all my crafty addicts,

Today we will be doing another fun segment of Teach Me Tuesday! For those of you joining in for the first time Teach Me Tuesday is where every Tuesday ( a Design Team member from MBT, shares a new technique on how to make something fun and creative. Some techniques may be more advanced and some extremely simple. The one I will be showing you today is extremely simple, yet fun and super cute!!!

So we all love those acrylic flowers that MBT has in different colors in her shop, but most people only think "inside the box" while others tend to "jump out the box", me. A darling friend of mine, former DT, had made some head bobby pins and it sparked a great idea in my creative side of my brain. LOL...Why not make some stick pins??? Well, I thought it would be a fabulous idea and a new way to have some real cute and innovative stick pins. There are several ways you can make them so check below for an entire Bloggy tutorial on this Fabulous Teach Me Tuesday!!!!

 Supplies you will need:
Glossy Accents
Cutting Tool
Stick Pins (any kind) these are from MBT of course ;)
Acrylic flowers from MBT
 You can either choose to leave the head of the pin on or remove it, 
as I did with the Red one. Totally  a preference choice. I will show
you both ways.
Make sure you remove the flower from its stem properly, just cut it with your 
favorite scissors, mine are Timmy of course :)
 Take your glossy accents and add a drop of it on the pin, where the flower will go.
This doesn't matter if you decided to remove the head or not.
 Slide the stick pin into the hole on the back of the acrylic flower.

 Hold still and let dry completely, specially if you have removed the 
pin head from the stick pin.
 Then, you will have completed your first stick pin with an acrylic flower.
 (This one I left the head on)

Here is what you will have when you continue making them. 
MBT has lots of vibrant colors for you to choose from. 
Just check out the shop and you will be on your way to 
making some great stick pins for spring and summer!
Simple and Easy as 1..2...3...LOL

Hope you all enjoyed this segment of Teach Me Tuesday 
and we look forward to seeing your creations, stop on by our fan page and 
show us what you made with out techniques...Oh don't forget to let Misty know
Liz sent ya :) Happy Tuesday!!!


Monday, February 27, 2012

Manic Monday Scraptastical Kreations DT Project

Hello my crafty addicts,

Hope you all have gotten over this manic Monday and still have all your hair in one piece. Monday's are usually hectic for all of us and we can't wait for them to be over. However, I have something sweet for you this Monday as I always do. Yup, you guessed it another creations using Scraptastical Kreations. They have this in their freebie section also, so anyone can take advantage of this one. This is a cute Tag Album and its great for minis, smash books, even to put in your wallet with those precious pictures. Cute for little notes and what have yous. You must check it out!!! Here is what I created as my DT Project, simple, fun, and affordable as its our freebie. Yup FREE...our gift from us to you :) Enjoy!!!
Tag Album from Scraptastical Kreations
Paper from my Stash
Flowers from my Stash 
Recollections Pearls
Eyelets from my stash
Paper Clips from my Stash

Hope you all enjoyed!!!
What are you waiting for go over to Scraptastical Kreations and go get this FREEBIE


Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop Day 1 and 2 Winners

Hello my crafty friends...

First and foremost, I want to thank Amber and Ashley for putting this together for me. Thank you soooo much! Now I want to thank all the wonderful ladies who participated in creating wonderful projects for this hop. Thank you all so much for your time and dedication, also, Thank you to Leslie and Lina for sending in your cards...they were beautiful.

Thank you to all who hopped through, read my story and hopefully shared it with others as well as registered to be a bone marrow donor and help save a life, possibly mine. For those of you who might have missed the hop or did not get a chance to register, please do so at It is free and could help save a life.

For those of you who would like to make a small monetary donation, please feel free to paypal your donation to All donations will go towards organizing marrow drives and medical expenses leading up to my transplant. These procedures are expensive and my medical insurance, unfortunately, does not cover them all. I appreciate however small the donation is, every penny helps.

and now for the moment you all have been waiting for.....the Winners of this blog hop. If your name is posted as a winner, please email me your email address, so I can forward them to the respected companies of the prize you won. Please email me at Thank you and Congrats! Winners have been chosen from both days! 1-14 were comments from Day 2 and 14-35 were comments from Day 1.

Sweet Stamping Treats Winner of 5 Digis
#19 Anne Temple

Trendy Twine Winners
#7 Liz
#1 Doris
#25 Vicki

MB's Treasurista Winner of $10 GC
#12 Cathy

Paper Piercings by Nikki Winner of $25 GC
#6 Leslie Owens

Inspired Stamps Winner of $10 GC
#9 Cyndi S. 

My Pink Stamper Winner 
#2 Tahi

Peachy Keen Winner $25 GC
#15 Pam (Mzlavr2)

Market Street Stamps Winner of $25 GC
#35 Jamie

Please contact me through email or leave a comment below with your email address, thank you Winners and Congratulations!!!
Thank you for hopping on such an important hop for me and many others like me!
God Bless!!!