Friday, May 18, 2012

Winners from the Abusive Relationship blog hop

Just a note to let you know the winners from the 
Abusive Relationship Awareness blog hop can be found HERE

Thanks for hopping and spreading awareness with us <3

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Digial layout

I made this layout using the digital scrapbook kit at Girl Boy Girl Designs available to fans for free!

I am loving this digital scrapping and this kit is perfect for my teenage daughters pages!

<3 Pam

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Abusive Relationship Awareness Blog Hop

Welcome to the Abusive Relationship Awareness Blog Hop. While this may not be your typical blog hop theme, we decided to put together this hop in order to shed light on a topic that often goes unspoken about, when the truth is many of us have either been in an abusive relationship or know of someone who has. We're here not to celebrate abusive relationships, but to bring hope to those who have been firsthand or secondhand victims and to provide awareness to help put an end to this growing problem. 

All of our projects showcased in this hop have something to do with hope, love, and encouragement. The color for domestic violence is purple, and as you'll see purple was used on many of our projects.

I want to share this poem a friend gave me when I was in an abusive relationship. It helped me move forward.

        I got flowers today. It wasn't my birthday or any other special day.
        We had our first argument last night and he said a lot of cruel things
        that really hurt me. I know that he is sorry and didn't mean to say the
        things he said - because he sent me flowers today.

        I got flowers today. It wasn't our anniversary or any other special day.
        Last night he threw me into a wall and then started to choke me.
        It seemed like a nightmare but you wake up from nightmares to find
        that they aren't real. I woke up this morning sore and bruised all over.
        I know he must be sorry - because he sent me flowers today.

        I got flowers today. And it wasn't Valentines Day or any other special
        day. Last night he beat me and threatened to kill me.
        Makeup and long sleeves didn't hide the cuts and bruises this time.
        I couldn't go to work because I didn't want anyone to know
        But I know he is sorry - because he sent me flowers today.

        I got flowers today and it wasn't Mother's Day or any other special day.
        Last night he beat me again and it was much worse than all the other
        times. If I leave him what will I do? How will I take care of the kids?
        What about money? I'm afraid of him and too scared to leave him!
        But he must be sorry - because he sent me flowers today.

        I got flowers today. Today was a very special day.
        It was the day of my funeral.
        Last night he finally killed me. I was beaten to death.
        If only I would have gathered enough courage and strength to leave him.

        So I got flowers today - for the very last time.

            ~Author Unknown

For my project, I created this digital border to add to one of my future
digital scrapbook pages. I love how it turned out!

To help promote awareness for abusive relationships, eleven sponsors have been kind enough to offer almost $200 worth of prizes to those who participate in the blog hop. Yes, you read that correctly, there will be 11 PRIZE WINNERS. Let's see what prizes are being offered...

Paper Piecings By Nikki - $15 Gift Certificate
Shelly's Images - $9 Gift Certificate

Designs on Cloud 9 - $20 Gift Certificate
Scraptastical Kreations - $20 Gift Certificate

Digital Delights - $10 Gift Certificate

The Robin's Nest - $20 Gift Certificate
Di's Digi Downloads - $10 Gift Certificate
Close To My Heart - $10 Gift Certificate
Quick Quotes - $15 Gift Certificate

Perfect Paper Crafting - $30 Gift Certificate
Erica's Craft Room - $25 Gift Certificate

Here's what you have to do to be eligible to win any of these fabulous prizes:
1.) Leave a comment on each blog in the hop
2.) Become a follower of each blog if you aren't already

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Made Especially For You on Friday May 20th. Comments after Thursday May 19th will NOT be eligible to win any of the prizes. 

Winners should contact Ashley at:

Your next stop is Dena's blog!  Here's the entire lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Thank you so much for joining us! Be sure to check out the following links for more information on how you can help to prevent and bring awareness to abusive relationships and domestic violence. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fibromyalgia Awareness Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fibromyalgia Awareness Blog Hop!
We have a lot of great projects and some prizes too!
To be eligible for the prizes you have to follow all blogs in this hop. You also must leave comments on each post in order to qualify for the prize. You get one entry for each comment you leave at each blog. If you choose not to make a comment on one of the hops you will get one entry but you won't get the +1 entry you would get if you make a comment on all hops. The bonus entry (8+1).
Thank you and good luck with your comments!

Here is my project to share. I used digital elements and designed this card, I will print it and 
give it to my mother in law. I love that I can make digital projects especially 
when I am not feeling well. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1998.
I really try not to let it stop me from living.
 From here you will head over to
Anita's Blog to finish up the hop!
Thank you for stopping by.

I don't want you to miss any of the great projects these ladies have put together. I have faith that the team has been working hard for this event with just a couple of days to put it together.

1. Alice Garcia  

                                                       8. Anita Meadows Cannon

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Dino Tracks Cupcake Wrapper

New Free Cut File as Promised

Dino Tracks Cupcake Wrapper

You can download the SVG or Studio file Here

I love to hear your comments, I also love Suggestions!
Just a little post to say I will have a new free SVG posted soon...
I am working on some custom birthday decoration to ship to 
a friend in CA. They are so cute so far... 
Also feel free to make suggestion 
I enjoy making things but many times I have no need for anything
Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to your comments.

<3 Pam

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Tear Critters on Parade!

Welcome to Tear Critters on Parade! 

If you've hopped here from Ashley's blog, then you are on the right track. If you've just started the hop, you can go back to the beginning at
Mindy's blog
 to see all the wonderful projects. This is a fun-filled hop dedicated to the unique craft of tear critters. What is a tear critter you may ask? Tear Critters or Tear Bears are complete pieces made from mulberry paper. This specialty paper gives them their soft, fuzzy look.
Today, you'll see some fabulous pieces and creations on Tear Critters from these wonderful ladies! Have a fabulous time "hopping" along!

Please be sure to leave a comment on each blog for a chance at the blog candy!

I have made an adorable tear bear wearing an original outfit by MzLavr2s Creations (me)

Now please head on over to Amanda's Blog to see some more adorable critters!

Here is complete line-up in case you get lost along the way.

1. Mindy Eggen
2. Ashley -
3. Pam -
4. Amanda -
6. Staci McD ~
7. Tammie K -
8. Jennifer
9. Leslie Krochta