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- http://createdbycori.blogspot.com
  2. Liz - http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com
  3. Doris - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com
  4. Zenita - http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com
  5. Chriss- www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com
  6. Colleen - http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com
  7. Pam - http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/
  8. Kristy - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com

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!
XoXo, 

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!!!

Recipe:
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!!!

http://www.zibbet.com/MBsTreasurista
*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!!!
XoXo,
Liz

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, http://missdjones.blogspot.com).This 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:

Recipe:
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 facebook.com/decadeofscrap


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 - http://missdjones.blogspot.com/
Lisa L.- http://craftylam.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
Jennifer - http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
Paula D. http://scrapyourworld1.blogspot.com
Cely - http://hawaiipaperparty.blogspot.com
Jamie - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/
Ellen - http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/
Shannon -http://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com
Liz -http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com
Wendy -http://gilbyscraftster.blogspot.com
Robin - http://scrapandchat.blogspot.com
Ashley W.--http://proudusmcwife415.blogspot.com

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!!!



Recipe:
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 www.facebook.com/DecadeofScrap
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!!!

XoXo,
Liz

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 (obviously..lol) 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", lol...like 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!!!

XoXo, 
Liz

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!!!
Recipe:
Tag Album from Scraptastical Kreations
Paper from my Stash
Flowers from my Stash 
Recollections Pearls
Crop-o-dile
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

XoXo, 
Liz

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 www.marrow.org. 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 Lizquesada.leukemia@gmail.com. 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 beautydecade@gmail.com. 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
Lizabratt@comcast.net

MB's Treasurista Winner of $10 GC
#12 Cathy
Cathyplus5.blogspot.com

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!!!
XoXo, 
Liz

Sunday, February 26, 2012

St. Patty's Day Clean and Simple Card/Scraptastical Kreations DT Project

Hi my crafty addicts...

So here is another clean and simple card I made for my Scraptastical Kreations DT Project, you can find the tags on www.scraptasticalkreations.com, the tags are called Label it, Tag it, Frame it...and they are simply adorable.. This card was fast and turned out super cute. Perfect for St. Pattys Day!!! I hope that you all enjoy and I would love to hear your comments.

Recipe:
Tags from Scraptastical Kreations
Pattern Paper from The Paper Studio
Twine from Trendy Twine in Light Green & Dark Green 
Bling from Studio 120

Challenges Entered:



XoXo, 
Liz

MBT Sneak Peek Sunday

Hello everyone,

I bring to you a quick sneak peek Sunday for MB's Treasurista. She has just gotten lots of new supplies and I would love to share them with you. All of the supplies, I am about to share with you will be available in her store starting March 1st so stay tuned for that. She will also be having a St. Patty's Day sale, check back for dates and full sale details next week. Well for my Sneak Peak Sunday project, I decided to make a super cute card using a Gorjuss Girl Stamp and embellishing it with goodies from MB's Treasurista. Here is what I came up with, hope you enjoy!!!

Recipe:
Recollections Cardstock
Paper-My Minds Eyes- Love Me
Gorjuss Girl Stamp-Little Heart
Ivory Double Scallop Lace- MB's Treasurista
Rhinestone Trim 1/4" Silver- Mb's Treasurista
Mini Pearl Flower Trim Lavendar- Mb's Treasurista

Challenges Entered:
Pretty in Lace @ http://craftsandmechallenges.blogspot.com/

Want a Sneak Peek of what are some of the Goodies available starting March 1st at MB's Treasurista?
Check them out!!!!
and there is more where that came from....Come to MB's Treasurista
on March 1st to check out the awesome new goodies..

Hope you enjoyed this Sneak Peek Sunday, Go visit the MB's Treasurista Blog to see the other DT Sneak Peek Projects and get some inspiration...
Check back on Tuesday for a Teach Me Tuesday segment with me!!!

Happy Sunday!!!

XoXo, 
Liz

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Graphic 45 Design Team 2012 Audition

So, after a lot of thinking, I said to myself, why not tryout for a DT spot with a company that is my absolute favorite and I just love to use and hoard..LOL So yes, you all guessed it, Graphic 45.

Here are my submitted projects:
Tropical Tag
Recipe:
Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue Paper 
Sea Shells from my stash
Blue and Green acrylic flower from MBT
Brown Draped Trim from MBT
Fire Torch Sticker from K and company


 Vintage Christmas Emporium Toilet Paper Mini
Recipe:
Christmas Emporium Paper from Graphic 45
Binder Rings from my Stash
Buttons, Ribbons, Brads, Charms and Flowers from my stash
Bling from Recollections
Memo Pins from Tim Holtz
 Vintage Heart Trinket Boxes
Recipe:
Paper Mache Boxes from Michaels
Lavendar Cardstock from Recollections
I Love You Embossing Folder from Sizzix
Beige Trim from MB's Treasurista
Paper Flowers from Stash
Chinese Braid Trim from MB's Treasurista
Pear Trim from Decade of Scrap
Acrylic Bead Sprays from MB's Treausrista
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Open Arms Amethyst
Friends ATC Card
Recipe:
Once Upon a Springtime Paper from Graphic 45
Pink Rosette Trim from MB's Treasurista
Gold Fan Button from my stash
Friends Stamp- KAndrews Crafty Friends Stamp
 Mini Travelogue Smash Book
Recipe: 
Tropical Travelogue Paper from Graphic 45
Card Stock from my Scraps
Thinking of you Card
Recipe:
Gorjuss Girl Stamp- On top of the World
Recollections Card Stock
Lines Paper from My Mind's Eye-Love Me
Tim Holtz Distress Ink -Antique Photo
Sentiment Stamp from Fiskars



I hope that you all enjoyed my projects, Good luck to all the other auditions and thank you Graphic 45 for this opportunity to audition for your design team. 
XoXo, 
Liz

Friday, February 24, 2012

Pattie's Creations Challenge #38 DT Project

Hi my crafty addicts...

We have yet another fun themed challenge going on at Pattie's Creations. This week the theme is Vintage!!! Yay! I love vintage theme. I decided to go with a different route and use a vintage tea cup digital from Pattie's. I would normally go with a dress form or even vintage shoes or hat. But this time I wanted to try something different, and I love the way it came out.

I hope that you all come over to Pattie's Creations and come and play a long with  us. We would love to see what you create. Come over and check out the other inspiration from our fabulous Design Team. Hope to see you there!!!


Recipe:
Vintage Tea Cup Digi Image- Pattie's Creations
Cardstock
Vintage note paper
Recollections Pink Bling
Sentiments-Fiskars The Simple Things


Hope to see you at the challenge.
Liz-PCDT

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Yay! My Blog was awarded the Liebster Award...

Hi my fellow crafters,
 I am so excited and pleased to report that I have been given the "Liebster Award" by Jackie from http://www.inspired-by-scrapping.blogspot.com/




Thank you Jackie for noticing my blog and choosing me as a recipient of this fabulous award. Thank you soo much it is an honor!

Here is a little information on the award:
"Liebster" is German for "Dearest". The award is a "Share the love arrangement", given to inspirational bloggers with less that 200 followers and I am one of them and I hope to not qualify for this again some day soon, he he he, though I truly appreciate this.  I love sharing my projects and love getting ideas from all my blogging crafty friends and new friends too.  I started blogging in September, 2011.  I am hoping to move along and continue the journey and get new followers.

Here's the to do list for any of the Liebster Blog Award recipients.

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award .
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

I have a special admiration for new bloggers and know how hard it is to get others to follow. So, I encourage and hope you all will stop over at these blogs and follow them too. A moment of encouragement means a lifetime of inspiration!  We all need a little

Here are my five choices with less that 200 followers - please visit them and follow:

Tahi at: http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Katie at: http://memories2keepsakes.blogspot.com/
Cathy at: http://cathyplus5.blogspot.com/
Lucy at: http://love2createitall.blogspot.com/
Lina at: http://sweetnothingspaperco.blogspot.com/

Thank you Jackie for choosing my blog for this award. I hope you visit often.  Now, please go visit the chosen.  It was hard to pick, but I tried to pick all that are starting and do not have a large following.  I think they all are talented and have beautiful blogs.  Everyone also go visit Jackie's blog, and show your support. TY TY TY!!!

XoXo,

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop- Day 2

Welcome to the Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 2 of this very special hop. The mission of this blog hop is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations to help Leukemia patients.

Bone marrow donation technology has come a long way, and is now as simple as giving blood. So we are trying to raise awareness and get people to register at http://marrow.org to be a bone marrow donor. And why are we doing this your might ask? To help save my life, as well as many others battling this horrible disease. I have been battling Leukemia for over a year and a half now, back in December of 2010 I was diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukemia called bi-phenotypic Leukemia. It really is a killer. Bi-phenotypic Leukemia is composed of two, yes you read right, two different types of leukemia. Patients battling just one struggle and barely make it. I have undergone extensive chemotherapy, painful bone marrow biopsy's, lumbar punctures, and many other procedures. Its been a horrible roller coaster ride for me and my family. We have had tough moments but we have gotten through them.

Many people are unaware of the seriousness of this illness. It's sord of like if your not in it you wouldnt understand. People look at me and say, "you don't look sick". Yes, I am bless to not look sick but I am, my blood is infected with this terrible cancer that every day impairs my life. How you ask, well I am unable to work due to the frequent doctor visits and chemotherapy sessions I receive. I can't make long term plans because I am not sure where will I be. It's extremely tough and those are just small things. What about not being able to go outside if its a bit chilly, and by chilly I mean in the 60's. Not being able to go out if it rains, constantly and I mean constantly be cleaning your hands with anti-bacterial, the list goes on. Every time I go to the Dr. I am in fear. I live my life in fear that bad news can come up any moment. Its a never ending nightmare for me and my family. The medication makes you gain weight, give you headaches at times, and major hot flashes. I want to just live life freely and I cant because this disease restricts me. The one thing that can save my life is a transplant and because I am hispanic it makes me a minority and harder for me to find one. I am asking all of you who are hopping through and reading this, to find it in your hearts to register today<3 Don't wait another day, their are people like me out there that need your marrow to live, to live free from fear, to live a healthy long life. Please help save a life, possibly mine! To see my story please see the video below.



Even if you are not a match for me, you can still help me. You see bone marrow registration drives are expensive, you have to pay for each person who is registered, and I am trying to raise money for bone marrow drives and medical expenses (it costs a lot of money to get a transplant). You can donate to Me at lizquesada.leukemia@gmail.com through paypal. All of the money donated will go to bone marrow drives or medical expenses.






And we have some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop.

1. Sweet Stamping Treats-5 digis
http://sweetstampingtreats.blogspot.com
 
2. Trendy Twine-Trendy Twine Orginal Mini Pack (http://anniespaperboutique.bigcartel.com/product/60-yard-sampler-trendy-twine-red-blue-brown-pink-purple-green-bakers-twine)
http://anniespaperboutique.bigcartel.com/
**Must "like" fan page and tell them we sent you from the hop- https://www.facebook.com/trendy.twine
**Must be a follower of blog- http://trendytwine.blogspot.com/
 
3. MB Treasurista-$10 gift certificate
http://www.zibbet.com/MBsTreasurista
**Must "like" fan page and tell Misty we sent you from the hop- https://www.facebook.com/pages/MBs-Treasurista/167767899982066
**Be a follower of blog- http://mbtreasurista.blogspot.com/
 
4. Paper Piecings by Nikki-$25 gift certificate
http://www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com/
**Must "like" fan page and tell Nikki we sent you from the hop- 
https://www.facebook.com/nikkicalmes?ref=ts
**Be a follower of her blog- http://paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com/
 
5. Inspired Stamps-$10 store credit
http://www.inspiredstamps.com
 
6. My Pink Stamper
http://www.mypinkstamper.com
 
7. Peachy Keen Stamps-$25 Gift Certificate
http://www.peachykeenstamps.com
**Must "like" fan page and tell them you were sent from the hop-
https://www.facebook.com/PeachyKeenStamps
 
8. Market Street Stamps-$25 Gift Certificate
http://www.marketstreetstamps.com
**Must "like" fan page and tell them you were sent from the hop-

 In order to be eligible for one of  these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop, join all the fan pages from our sponsors which are available above, as well as join my Donate Marrow Awareness page on facebook at facebook.com/donatemarrow.


I decided to make a friendship card for this blog hop. I am really excited how this card turned out, and it is basically dedicated to everyone who has participated in this hop. Thank you to all the ladies who participated and have registered. You have truly saved a life just by doing so. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hope you all enjoy my project because friendship truly is a blessing!






Recipe: 
Recollections Card Stock
Paper from Vintage Vogue Stack
TPC Studios stamps- Friends
Studio G Purple Bling
Gorjuss Girl Stamp- Little Foxes



Your next stop is the wonderful Amber, one of the two fabulous ladies that made this hop possible. Thank you  to Amber and Ashley for organizing this amazing event to help me raise awareness, donations, and hopefully find the one who will save my life.

Here is the entire hop list for day one in case you get lost:
Liz - http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com
Amber - http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
Amanda-http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/
Carla - http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/
Teresa - http://scrappintplace.blogspot.com/
Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
Shawnee - http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com
Sylvia- http://bellascrapbookdesigns.blogspot.com
Melisa-http://timeweavers.com
Tahi - http://tahisscrapcorner.blogspot.com/
Karrie - http://sweetpapertreats.blogspot.com/
Sweet Stamping Treats - http://sweetstampingtreats.blogspot.com

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to go to http://www.marrow.org and find out how to become a marrow donor. If you would like to donate and help with expenses for drives and medical bills, please go up and click on the donate button. Thank you all for stopping by and showing your support, this has been great!

XoXo,


Friday, February 17, 2012

Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop. We are so glad you could join us for Day 1 of this very special hop. The mission of this blog hop is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations to help Leukemia patients.

Bone marrow donation technology has come a long way, and is now as simple as giving blood. So we are trying to raise awareness and get people to register at http://marrow.org to be a bone marrow donor. And why are we doing this your might ask? To help save my life, as well as many others battling this horrible disease. I have been battling Leukemia for over a year and a half now, back in December of 2010 I was diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukemia called bi-phenotypic Leukemia. It really is a killer. Bi-phenotypic Leukemia is composed of two, yes you read right, two different types of leukemia. Patients battling just one struggle and barely make it. I have undergone extensive chemotherapy, painful bone marrow biopsy's, lumbar punctures, and many other procedures. Its been a horrible roller coaster ride for me and my family. We have had tough moments but we have gotten through them.

Many people are unaware of the seriousness of this illness. It's sord of like if your not in it you wouldnt understand. People look at me and say, "you don't look sick". Yes, I am bless to not look sick but I am, my blood is infected with this terrible cancer that every day impairs my life. How you ask, well I am unable to work due to the frequent doctor visits and chemotherapy sessions I receive. I can't make long term plans because I am not sure where will I be. It's extremely tough and those are just small things. What about not being able to go outside if its a bit chilly, and by chilly I mean in the 60's. Not being able to go out if it rains, constantly and I mean constantly be cleaning your hands with anti-bacterial, the list goes on. Every time I go to the Dr. I am in fear. I live my life in fear that bad news can come up any moment. Its a never ending nightmare for me and my family. The medication makes you gain weight, give you headaches at times, and major hot flashes. I want to just live life freely and I cant because this disease restricts me. The one thing that can save my life is a transplant and because I am hispanic it makes me a minority and harder for me to find one. I am asking all of you who are hopping through and reading this, to find it in your hearts to register today<3 Don't wait another day, their are people like me out there that need your marrow to live, to live free from fear, to live a healthy long life. Please help save a life, possibly mine! To see my story please see the video below.



Even if you are not a match for me, you can still help me. You see bone marrow registration drives are expensive, you have to pay for each person who is registered, and I am trying to raise money for bone marrow drives and medical expenses (it costs a lot of money to get a transplant). You can donate to Me at lizquesada.leukemia@gmail.com through paypal. All of the money donated will go to bone marrow drives or medical expenses.








And we have some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop.

1. Sweet Stamping Treats-5 digis
http://sweetstampingtreats.blogspot.com
 
2. Trendy Twine-Trendy Twine Orginal Mini Pack (http://anniespaperboutique.bigcartel.com/product/60-yard-sampler-trendy-twine-red-blue-brown-pink-purple-green-bakers-twine)
http://anniespaperboutique.bigcartel.com/
**Must "like" fan page and tell them we sent you from the hop- https://www.facebook.com/trendy.twine
**Must be a follower of blog- http://trendytwine.blogspot.com/
 
3. MB Treasurista-$10 gift certificate
http://www.zibbet.com/MBsTreasurista
**Must "like" fan page and tell Misty we sent you from the hop- https://www.facebook.com/pages/MBs-Treasurista/167767899982066
**Be a follower of blog- http://mbtreasurista.blogspot.com/
 
4. Paper Piecings by Nikki-$25 gift certificate
http://www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com/
**Must "like" fan page and tell Nikki we sent you from the hop- 
https://www.facebook.com/nikkicalmes?ref=ts
**Be a follower of her blog- http://paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com/
 
5. Inspired Stamps-$10 store credit
http://www.inspiredstamps.com
 
6. My Pink Stamper
http://www.mypinkstamper.com
 
7. Peachy Keen Stamps-$25 Gift Certificate
http://www.peachykeenstamps.com
**Must "like" fan page and tell them you were sent from the hop-
https://www.facebook.com/PeachyKeenStamps
 
8. Market Street Stamps-$25 Gift Certificate
http://www.marketstreetstamps.com
**Must "like" fan page and tell them you were sent from the hop-

 In order to be eligible for one of  these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop, join all the fan pages from our sponsors which are available above, as well as join my Donate Marrow Awareness page on facebook at facebook.com/donatemarrow.


I decided to make a friendship card for this blog hop. I am really excited how this card turned out, and it is basically dedicated to everyone who has participated in this hop. Thank you to all the ladies who participated and have registered. You have truly saved a life just by doing so. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hope you all enjoy my project because friendship truly is a blessing!



Recipe: 
Recollections Card Stock
Paper from my scraps
TPC Studios stamps- Friends
Studio G Pink Bling
Gorjuss Girl Stamp- On top of the World



Your next stop is the wonderful Amber, one of the two fabulous ladies that made this hop possible. Thank you  to Amber and Ashley for organizing this amazing event to help me raise awareness, donations, and hopefully find the one who will save my life.

Here is the entire hop list for day one incase you get lost:
Liz - http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com
Amber - http://pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com
Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com
Tiffany - http://creativeconfessionsoftiffanyleola.blogspot.com
Leslie- http://ScrapOfArtDesigns.blogspot.com
Liz C. - http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com
Lina- http://sweetnothingspaperco.blogspot.com
Jamie- http://jamiek711designs.blogspot.com
Tonya - http://ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com
Angie - http://atuttletime.blogspot.com
Doris - http://mybugandmecreate.blogspot.com
Michelle - http://scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com


Thank you for stopping by, come back tomorrow for another fabulous project and don’t forget to go to http://www.marrow.org and find out how to become a marrow donor.

XoXo,


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Clean and Simple Sunday with Ashley-Embossing

Hi my crafty addicts,

Today I bring to you a small card I worked on for a Simple Sunday Challenge over at Ashley's Blog. I wanted to make this is simple as possible and I think the card came out adorably cute. This weeks challenge was embossing.  I hope that you all enjoy and come back and check out more cards tonight!

Recipe:
Recollections Card Stock
TPC Studio Stamps-Sewing
Greeting Farm Stamp
Tim Holtz Embossing Folder


Enjoy!!!

Liz

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sneak Peak: Get Ready

Get Ready...its coming this Friday and Saturday, our hope for a cause! If you ever wanted to be part of anything important this is your chance. Hop with me and all the other talented ladies through a crafty journey that could help save a life, possibly mine!


hope to see you there....

XoXo,
Liz

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Tag Blog Hop Winners

Thank you to everyone who hopped through and thank you for hopping with me. 

....and now to the Winners!

Winner of the Grand Prize a $20 Gift Certificate to Kristy's Scraptastical Kreations

 Tahi
Congratulations Tahi :)

and now to the Winner of my blog candy...3 Digital stamps from my store

Carla at racincrafts@aim.com

Congratulations Carla :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Card for Emily

If your looking for the Valentine Tag Blog Hop, please click here

A few days ago, I read one of the most devastating things on facebook. A seven year old little girl whom was battling Leukemia. This broke my heart and as you can imagine, hit close to home.

As I am battling Leukemia also and know the suffering and pain that it comes with, I cannot help but to think how brave she is to fight. The crafting community has come together and ask that everyone make her a card if her story touched your heart. I was absolutely thrilled to make her a card, not only did I make her one and sent it, I also made her a bookmark, which she can use to read her favorite book.

Emily is in my prayers as well as her family and she will beat this, she is a strong little girl! Praying for you Em!

Hope you all enjoy the card I sent her and if you wish to send her cards or anything to make her smile please do so to the following address:

Emily Ziemathis
5134 Berger Dr. SE
Lacey, WA 98513

Please check out her story


 Recipe: 
Recollections Cardstock in Purple
Fancy Pants Paper Ballet
Whimsy Doodly Free Image
Sweet Die Cut, heart stickers and Brads from my stash
and my prismas of course!
Recipe: Heart Tag used my cricut, Sweethearts Cartridge
 Paper Piercing from Scraptastical Kreations

XoXo, 
Liz

Pattie's Creations Challenge #37 DT Project

If your looking for the Valentine Tag Blog Hop, please click here.

Hey crafty addicts...

It's challenge time again with Pattie's Creations. This weeks challenge theme is Valentine. Isn't that sweet? For all those who love the pinks, reds, roses, romance and all the sweet things that come with this loving holiday then you have come to the right place. We would love to see what you come up with for this challenge. Our ladies have shown lots of different inspirations and you can check them all out on Pattie's Creations.

Come join us in on the fun and show us what you can create. You never know what might inspire you.

As for my project, I decided to use Pattie's Love Postage Stamps and chose one of the three from the set. I chose this one because often we get so busy in our schedules that we forget how important it is to show those whom we love how we feel. A time for love, explains that and just that, any moment is a great one to tell someone how great they are and how much you love them. What can I say I am a hopeless romantic..haha!

Anyways, enjoy the projects and we hope to see you over at our Valentine theme Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by...

XoXo,