Monday, November 29, 2010


Hey All My Crafty Friends

I had a blast this weekend participating in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop.  I was so inspired by all the calendars and have so many new ideas going through my head, as to the next one I will create. Thanks again to Ruthie for asking me to participate... You ROCK Girl !!

Thanks to all who came by and left such sweet comments, I appreciate each one of them so much... They are the fuel that keeps my creativity flowing... So THANKS GUYS !!!

The winner on the Recollection Stamp Set is:


AJ's comment said:

Simply AJ said...


You are right... the little Elves are so stinkin' cute!!!! Thanks for sharing such an great inspiring idea. I always enjoy your work. AJ

Thanks AJ for being a follower of my blog and for your sweet comment. I will be sending you an email to get your mailing address so I can get your stamp set to you...

So back to crafting, I got the new Jolly Holidays & Twinkle Toes Cartridges this weekend and I am busy working with some new designs .... I will be posting them in the next day or so....

Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps


Saturday, November 27, 2010


Hey All my Crafty Friends

Welcome to the Advent Calendar Blog Hop

Haven't you just been so inspired by all the other calendars along the way...
They are so amazing and each one of the talented ladies has given such great ideas.
If you have arrived from Mary's blog then your in the right place.... If you get lost along the way just click on the names below and it will take you back to the blogs.... I know I will be returning just so I can be inspired all over again...

Blog Hop Order:
















Ruthie http://www.septemberninth,

So on to my calendar....
When Ruthie first asked me to do this I was a little out of my comfort zone...I had seen many advent calendars, but for some reason I had never made one...So I put on the old crafting boots and got to work...

Calendar Materials:

Paper Doll Dress up ( Elf) cut @ 6 inches
Boy /Girl Hair layers (Misc through out the cartridge)
Santa cut @ 6 inches
Sweet Treats Tag cut @ 10 inches
Mini Monograms Scallop Circle cut @ 2 1/2 inches

Coordination Cardstock for all layers
Coordination Gemstone Cardstock for tags
Peachy Keen Everday Faces
Misc. Ribbon for Binding Ring
Binder Ring ( 3 inch)

I should warn you there are alot of pics to this calendar...each ELF has its own personality...and I think they are so stinkin cute !!!

And No Advent Calendar would be complete without
Jolly Old St. Nick !!!

I hope you have enjoyed my calendar....
and I hope it inspires you to make one yourself.

No Blog Hop would be complete without a little BLOG CANDY

 In order to win this blog candy leave me a comment in this post and a way to get a hold of you.
You have until Sunday November 28, 2010 at 9 pm to enter for your chance to win!!

If you are not already a follower I would love for you to become one, so click the followers box on the right side of the page.... Some times it cool to BE A FOLLOWER !!!

Thanks for stopping by and on to my friend Michelle's blog

Just click here and your on your way

Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps


Friday, November 26, 2010


Hey All my Crafty Friends

Just wanted to get your crafty juices flowing, by giving a sneak peek of the advent calendar I did for the blog hop.... It starts at 6 am sharp tomorrow... So please stop by and hop along with all of us.... I personally can't wait to see what the other talented crafters have come up with... So here's your peek....

Don't cha just want to know whats in there?

Well come back tomorrow and see what it is....

Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps


Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Hey All My Crafty Friends

So sorry I have been missing in action for the last few days, but I have a very good reason...  My first granddaughter was born on Sunday morning... I was awake for 40 hours but it was so worth it.... Mom and baby are doing excellent.  And she is simple the most precious baby ever.... (not showing any favortism or anything)... LOL.  So hopefully things will get back to normal around here in the next few days.. And I can get back to designing.


Raegan Elizabeth Seigler
November 21, 2010
6:47 am
6 lbs 10.5 oz
19 inches

I told you she was the cutest baby ever !!!

Until Next Time


Thursday, November 18, 2010


Hey All My Crafty Friends

It been a world wind of a week for me, but still trying to be productive and finish these Christmas cards...So super quick post for today on card # 6.

Card Info:
Easel Style Card
Base cut @ 4 1/4 x 11 (scored @ 2 3/4 and 5 1/2
Card Mats cut @ 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 & 4 x 5 1/4

Bottom Sentiment Mats cut @ 1 1/2 x 4 & 1 1/4 x 3 3/4
Pop Dots used on sentiment portion
Tree Cut @ 4 inches (Doodlecharms) 5 times and placed on pop dots
Hemp String
Patterned Paper (Hobby Lobby)
Sentiment reads : Have your self a merry little Christmas....

Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps


Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Hey All My Crafty Friends

This week at Cricut Cardz Challenge the design team was asked to make a card for Thanksgiving using the colors: white,blue,orange,brown,white and yellow.

Card Info:

Card Base 6 x 6 card (Brown)
Mat 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 (White)
Mat 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 (Yellow)
Indian Boy cut @ 4 inches (Paperdoll Dress Up)
Indian Girl cut @ 3 1/2 inches (Paperdoll Dress Up)
Turkey cut @ 1 1/2 inches (Create A Critter)
Peachy Keen Stamps
White Signo Gel Pen (Detail Work )

Please come by and take the challenge with us over at CCC, the design team has some awesome cards with plenty of inspiration so go by and check the design team projects out, you won't be disappointed..Post your link to the challenge so I can come by and see what you have been up too.

Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps


Monday, November 15, 2010


Hey All My Crafty Friends

Wow !! Christmas Cards # 5...I am really getting in the Christmas Spirit, and finally have the creative mojo to get them done... So on to card # 5... and if we are lucky looks like # 6 is coming soon... lol

Card Front

Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps



Hey All My Crafty Friends

Well off to do some errands in a bit,  but wanted to share with you Christmas Card # 4 I used one of my favorite techniques in the world on this card... LIQUID APPLIQUE, if you have never used this stuff, you definately need to give it a try.  It adds so much dimension to your projects and my kids think it is like magic to watch what it does with a heat gun.  LOL.

Card Front

Liquid Applique Added to Trees
Trees are cut 5 Times and layered to give a chip board effect (cool huh?)

Card Info:

A2 Size card 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Trees Doodlecharms (page 125) cut @ 3 1/2 and 2 1/2
Liquid Applique (Heat Set) with Heat Gun
Patterned Paper (JoAnn's) Cloud 9 Designs
Buttons (my stash)
Red Gingham Ribbon (Micheal's)

FYI : I have had a couple of emails this morning wanting to know where to get LIQUID APPLIQUE, I buy mine online from JoAnn's.  My store does not currently carry it in stock, but you can check your local store and see if they do.. Here's the link if you are interested JoAnn's marvy liquid applique.

Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps


Friday, November 12, 2010


Hey All My Crafty Friends

Quick Post on a card I finished up this morning.  Same card dimensions as yesterday's Stocking Card... so just refer back to that post for cut sizes. 

I so love snow and as I have expressed in earlier post, the possibility of that happening here in Georgia are slim to none, so I once again made me some PAPER SNOW..... :0)

Card Front

Side View

Joys of the Season ( page 61) cut @ 2 1/2 inches
Poly Flake Glitter (Hobby Lobby)
White Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Snow Flake Paper (JoAnn's)
Blue Cardstock
White Cardstock
Pop Dots
Blue Button

So there you have it a little snow for me here in the SOUTH
Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps


Thursday, November 11, 2010


Hey All My Crafty Friends

So as I told you in an early post I have challenged myself to make all of my Christmas cards this year...well we are now at card #2...

The card was inspired by my sweet friend Mary over at   Mary makes the most AMAZING CARDS ever....If you have never visited her blog, you are missing out on some great knowledge.  So please go by and check her out....It is worth ever minute that you spend there.....I PROMISE !!

So on to my card:

TA-DA !! Mary Inspired Card  (Thanks MARY!!)

Material Used:

DCWV Christmas Combo Pack ( buy this it's a good one)
White Cardstock (Base) cut @ 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Red Cardstock cut @ 4 x 5 1/4
DCWV Striped Paper cut @ 3 3/4 x 5
DCWV Polka Dot Paper cut @ 2 1/4 x 4 1/4
Green Cardstock cut @ 2 x 4 1/2 (Fiskar scallop edge punch)
Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge (stocking pg 95 cut @ 4 inches)
Stocking Shadow cut @ 4 inches
Layers all cut @ 4 inches
Gingham Green Ribbon (Hobby Lobby)
Pop Dots
Red Button

So I think that's it..... Gosh that was a lot of stuff in one Card .... ;0) LOL

I hope it will inspire you to do something crafty today !!

Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps


Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Hey all my craft friends....

So last night I was checking my email and I got an email notification on one of my cards...It said I left you something on my blog...So my curiosity was peaked and I had to go see what it was...I SO LOVE SURPRISES !!!  So low a behold Roma had chosen me to get the "YOUR BLOG HAS ATTITUDE AWARD !!"  WOW!!!!! I was so surprised I just sat there going "REALLY".... She had to pick 5 blogs that inspire her and mine was one of them... So how great is that?...She could have picked from tens of thousands but she picked my little piece of blog world as her chose.... I am so honored !!

Please show Roma some BLOG LOVE and go by and visit her know we all love to have visitors to our sites..... it's what makes BLOGGING FUN !!



Hugs & Scraps


Monday, November 8, 2010


Hey All My Crafty Friends

Just want to let everybody know who won the Tim Holtz blog candy that I was giving away for the Banner Blog Hop...


Ashley said...

I love the banner Melissa! I'm from the Mid-Atlantic, so if we end up with as much snow as we did last year (I think it was 3+ feet at final count), I'll send some to you in Georgia ;)Thanks for the idea and giveaway!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
I will contacting you really soon to get your information so I can send you your prize....

Thanks to everybody who enterd and also became followers (stalkers....) lol 
 I was left speechless with all of your kind words and if you really knew me that is quite a

Until Next Time

Hugs & Scraps


JESUS ROCKS !! Paper Playtime CH # 24

Hello My Crafty Friends

It has a been an awesome weekend!!! The banner blog hop was such a great success and I was truly honored to be asked to be apart of  such a fun event... I hope it inspired you to make a banner yourself.

So on to new projects and new ideas...Over at PAPER PLAYTIME we were asked to make a project using the theme "YOU ROCK"  well for those of you who know my work and the silly way my brain thinks....that means "QUIRKY" so my brain went into over drive and ideas started pouring out... 

So I once again tried to take a cartridge that you normally wouldn't use for a theme like that and "THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX"  So WINTER FROLIC AND EVERYDAY PAPER DOLLS it was...I know your sitting there right now going ..."SHE DID WHAT?"....  Well all I can say is "OH YES I DID"..

So here it is..I hope it makes you smile and reminds you that creativity is a gift from GOD...



Materials Used:

Winter Frolic Navity Scene cut @ 3 1/2 inches (Starting on page 69)
Everyday Paper Dolls (ROCKER ACCESSORIES pg 44) cut @ 3 inches
White Card Stock Base cut @ 4 1/2 x 8 1/2
Blue Card Mat cut @ 4 1/4 x 8 1/4
Pop Dots (Baby Jesus)
Platinum Stickles (Mary's Microphone)
Sentiment (Computer Generated)

So that's it guys...another"thinking outside the box" card....

Please stop by over at PAPER PLAYTIME and see what the other Queens have been up too... You will not be disappointed... Their work is always creative and inspiring... Also make a project using the theme "YOU ROCK" and post it to the blog I would love to come and visit you and see what you came up with too...

REMINDER:  At Paper Playtime there are NO LIMITS just has to have one main ingredient in the project the sky's the limit guys... A scrapbook page, mini album, card, altered item, you name it you can do it....SO GET CREATIVE AND MAKE SOMETHING !!

Until Next Time


Saturday, November 6, 2010


Welcome to the Hop so glad you took the time to stop by, if you have arrived here from MARY'S BLOG then you are in the right place. Doesn't she just make you want to be creative?...I know she does that for ME.  If you have lost your way and would like to start over go back to the beginning starting with ALEX.

Aren't the other banner along this hop AWESOME?

I was so super excited to be asked to participate in this hop and I hope my banner inspires you to do something creative and fun this holiday season.

I love the holidays and being from the great state of Georgia we sometimes wake up on Christmas Day to 70 degree weather... So I never get to experience a WHITE CHRISTMAS. So building a snowman is certainly a treat when it happens... So to help with the longing of a real snowman...I created some for those of us who live in the deep south, and wish they could build them some winter snow friends.

(using snow friends Cricut catridge)

All snow men and layers are cut @ 9 inches
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby


Thanks for stopping by and hopping with me....
As a special thanks for coming by I am giving away
a package of Tim Holtz Idea-ology Philosophy Tags (love me some Tim Holtz !! )

Also I will be including a few EXTRA SURPRISES in the giveaway but you have to ENTER to WIN !!


1.Leave a comment in this post with a way to contact you (worth one entry)

2. Become a follower of my blog (worth one entry)

3. If you currently are a follower of my blog leave a comment letting me know that you are.(worth one entry)

4. Post about the Blog Hop in your blog and let me know the link (worth one entry)

See Easy Peasy !!!

Good Luck Everyone !!

You have until November 7 @ Midnight to enter...

I will use to pick the winner

And the winner will be announced on Monday November 8

So on to the next stop along your hop just click on the name below and you will be on your way.






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