Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My life in Arts' N Crafts Easter hop

Can you believe that Easter is only a month away?
So here at My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’, we’re
going to be showing some great ways to get
a jump on Easter crafting, using items available
in the My Life in Arts’ n Crafts’ store. If you’re
interested in picking up some of these great items,
Jessi has a coupon on code, which will be active
til Friday March 1st 2013 for 15% off anything in
the store.The code is EASTERHOP

And a blog hop isn’t any fun with out blog candy.
Jessi will be choosing one lucky follower and
commenter to receive 50% off their entire
purchase in the store.  So head on over and fill
up your shopping carts.
If you’re coming from Angela's blog
you’re in the right place

Today I used the purple jute twine available in
the Girly Combo (Jute Twine) and the Lilac Baker's Twine.
 I made an Easter egg ornament with the
purple jute twine, I was going to make a
pink one too but I remembered my dog
really liked the pink one and chewed it up...
Here is what it looked like before I finished:
 I used a water balloon to hold the shape
while the string dried in it's place.

Head on over to Jearise's Blog to see her
fun project!


Cuttin & Stampin weekly Challenge #8

Challenge:   Use an umbrella.

(it does not have to be an A Muse stamp set) 
Dates: February 26, 2013 thru March 4, 2013

Hi, Its Pam again with a great

card for someone feeling down..

I used the following a muse products: 
as cardstock - slate
baker's cording - seattle
days like this stamp set
Also used soft blue and 
navy cardstock from my stash.

I hope you will join us for this week's challenge.
 your creation.  We can't wait to see them!

Don't forget to get your own Amuse Products
(and you won't be disappointed!)

Please make sure your blog posts has a link back to us

Thanks for participating in this weeks challenge.
Winners will be announced on March 8, 2013. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cuttin and Stampin Weekly Challenge # 7

Challenge:   Color Challenge use Purple, Green and Yellow.

(it does not have to be an A Muse stamp set) 
Dates:          February 19, 2013 thru February 25, 2013

This super cute box is a hybrid template from

Girl Boy Girl Designs available at the Digichick.

I used the following a muse products to make it:

as cardstock - grape

as cardstock - papaya

as cardstock - lime

and the Family Sentiments 

stamp set

I hope you will join us for this week's challenge.  Go to Cuttin and Stampin Challenge Blog to enter your creation.  I can't wait to see them!

Don't forget to get your own Amuse Products (and you won't be disappointed!)

Please make sure your blog posts has a link back to the Cuttin and Stampin Challenge Blog.  

Thanks for participating in this weeks challenge.  Winners will be announced on March 1, 2013. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Life in Arts' N Crafts DT Post

Hi, time again to see what I have made with
the fun stuff available at the 

I was organizing my stuff in a desk I just acquired 
to use in my crafty area and I came across a card from
a friend.. I realized I had not yet sent one back so
I was inspired to make one... I have so much paper
that at times it is difficult to choose, so I had
my youngest daughter pick a package of paper 
from my paper rack... This is what she picked.
This paper is an older line from American Crafts.
I love how it looked with the Red Shiny Mesh 
Ribbon. I cut the Hello with my Cameo
using a font I had installed already.

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, February 18, 2013

CCC Easter not a card

Time for another Creative Cutting Challenge!
This time it is Easter projects that are not cards.
Here is what I made:
This is the first Easter layout I have made of my kids.
The eggs are from the Silhouette store and 
the chick I designed to match the paper.

Be sure to head over to the
to enter your creation!
 Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Scraps To Treasure's February Hop

Welcome to Scraps To Treasure's February Hop!
 Sketches are fun and useful for those in a hurry, gives you a guide
to go by when you get stumped for idea but the sky is the limit
with a sketch since it is your creative mind and showing
how you have interpreted it.
This month we are using our scraps to create a card
  or a layout
  inspired by a sketch.
 Our hostess is Lucy at http://www.love2createitall.com/.
 Today our hostess is giving away some blog candy! To be entered
in to win this fabulous prize, you must:

1. Follow ALL the blogs in this hop
2. Comment on ALL the blogs in the hop
3. Head on over to Lucy's FB fan page at
and give it a like. If you come back to Lucy's blog and
leave a comment saying you did so get entered
in for a second chance.

Here is what you can win: 
This is a How-To Publication from Close to My Heart
that features 16 two-page layout patterns,
2 single-page patterns, as well as 12 different card patterns.

If you arrived here from Robin C's blog you are
right on track, If not head over to see our hostess
Lucy at http://www.love2createitall.com/ and make sure
to hop through all the blogs and comment for a
chance to win...
Here is what the sketch inspired me to make..
 Of course I used scraps to make this...
The ribbons are from my scraps too.
All the cut patterns came from the
Silhouette store.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, the
next stop is Paula's blog

Be sure to check back next month to see what
The Scraps To Treasures Team has to share!
Here is you full line up for easy navigation
  Lissa Marie - www.somanycrafts.com

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pimp-Out/Showcased Blog at Deezy Does It!

Welcome to our very first Pimp-Out/Showcased post.

The purpose of this "Weekly" Pimp-Out/Showcased Hop is to gain
new followers as well as bring more traffic to your blog and at the
same time receive greater exposure.
It is also a great way to meet other bloggers, exchange ideas,
get great tips and learn new techniques all while showing your "art".

Before we begin, there are just a few simple rules to the blog hop.

1. Follow the Host: Deezy Does It!

2. Follow the showcased blogger: MzLavr2's Creations

3. Visit at least 3 blogs from the links at  Deezy Does It! 
and leave a comment on each. Let them know you came from
the Weekly "Pimp-Out/Showcase" Hop and inform them you are
a follower so they can return the favor.

~Please remember that if someone from the hop follows
you, be sure to return the favor~

This week's Pimp-Out/Showcase belongs to Pam, MzLavr2's Creations

Hello all! For those of you who don’t know me, I am Pam of
MzLavr2’s Creations. I have been crafting for most of my
life and fell in love with paper at an early age.
As a teen in the 80s my sister and I walked a few miles
from our home to go to Target to look at stationary products.
 That was a while before the scrapbooking
explosion. In my 20s I was at work and an employee brought in
a Creating Keepsakes magazine. (Thanks Stacy!)
I was instantly hooked! I went to Michael’s right after work
and bought all kinds of fun stuff! Through the years
I have worked scrapbooking into several relationships,
bringing the joy and passion for paper into the lives of those
around me. In 2003 I gave up all my supplies and a lot of other
things, packed my car and drove from California
to Maine. I took some time off from crafting for few months.
6 months after moving I met my wonderful husband.
A year later he showed me he understood my need to craft
when my Christmas present was a red Sizzix device. He went to
a craft store on his own to pick something up for me.
He asked for help and was told to get that. Of course the day
after Christmas we had to go shopping because he did
not get me any dies. The following spring he drove
me 3 hours (one way, 5 the other because he got lost) to go to a
convention. There I saw the Wishblade machine. I knew I needed one
but had no idea how to afford such a luxury. So it went to the back
of my mind. Some time later a friend showed me their Cricut.
I was not sure I wanted one but was interested in what
it did. Finally a friend talked me into buying one on sale. Luckily
that was before the loss of access to Sure Cuts A lot. I bought
the machine and came home and bought the program. That
begin the journey to my current crafting. I got a
Silhouette Cameo a year ago as a birthday gift from my
supportive hubby. Now I cut and craft almost daily. 

I am currently on a few design/creative teams. I work
with Jen Balding from Girl Boy Girl designs, she does wonderful
digi-scrap kits and some great hybrid templates also known as
cutting files. Jen has also started a new line I am working with
called This Chick Cuts. They are all cutting files and she has some
great ones! Once a month I create a project for the Pause Dream Enjoy
challenge blog. I work with a great group of crafty ladies there as well.
Twice a month I create some inspiration for the Creative Cutting
Challenge blog, with another group of wonderful crafty ladies!
This year I started working with another group of fun people making
projects for the Cuttin & Stampin Challenge blog. I also started
working with Jessi at My Life in Arts’ n Crafts to help
promote her Etsy store where she sells some fun embellishments.
Last year I joined 2 teams that do monthly blog hops. I hop with the
Krazy Crafting Crew and the Scraps to Treasures group. In my
“spare time" I parent 3 teenage daughters. 2 of my own
and one is a foreign exchange student from Vietnam.
I am also a stay at home mom to our 2 year old puppy Dottie.

Today I have a quick and sweet card I made for my Daughter’s 14th
Birthday. I used scraps from my abundant stash and added a small
pearl to it, these pearls are available from
Mirium’s crafting supplies at a super price! 
The cut file I used for the gift on my card is from the Silhouette store

~Blog Candy Alert~

Miriam's Crafting Supplies is giving away 10 sets of
pearls or rhinestones of the winner's choice.

Miriam's Crafting Supplies is an Arts and Crafts Supply Store.
She enjoys shopping for wholesale crafting supplies and then
passes the good deals on to others!  They have lots of pretty and
useful supplies.  Take a look at her page.  If you would like to
place an order, just comment on the items listed in the photo
albums of her facebook page or send her a private message!

To qualify for this week's "blog candy" be sure to follow all the steps below:

1. You must be or become a new follower of Deezy Does It! and
the spotlighted blogger MzLavr2's Creations
2. Leave a comment under this post including a way to
contact you back (one comment per person).
3. Go and like Miriam's Crafting Supplies' Page, as well as post
a comment that you are coming from MzLavr2's Creations
Pimp-Out/Showcase post.

You are welcomed to "like" the Deezy Does It! facebook page to
keep up with the up-coming Pimp-Outs/Showcases.

Each week we will showcase a "crafter's" blog!

If you are interested in being "Pimped-Out/Showcased" please contact
me for a date.  All submissions need to be in by Wednesday 8pm est.

You may contact me if you're interested in sponsoring
"blog candy" for a "Pimp-Out/Showcased" Hop!

Link up at  Deezy Does It!

Winner to be announced on Wednesday, Feb 20th, 2013. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 11, 2013


I can say there are so many people out there
that can color very well... I am not one of them

Here is my first attempt at coloring 
with Copic markers...

It is a Bestie from Scrapbook Stamp 
Society.. There is a link to the store on 
the left side of my blog.. It is a pink giraffe.
I am entering this poorly colored stamp
Stop by and check it out...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My life in Arts' n Crafts DT post

Time for my design team post for 
My Life in Arts' N Crafts
I was looking for a fun new way to use my 
supplies and I found a tutorial on
making a flower with twine. You 
can view the directions at The Bug Bites blog
Here is the card I made using my twine flowers:
The paper is by Prima, from the Ledger pad . It
was sent to me as a gift from a dear crafty friend.
The pink jute twine is from the Valentine mix 
the green jute twine is from the Christmas Combo
and I also used a jute ribbon, all can be found at
The stamps I used to add "To a wonderful
sister" are from the Family Sentiments collection
by a muse studio, and can be found here

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, February 4, 2013

Creative Cutting Challenge Birthday Cards

Time for a new Creative Cutting Challenge!
This tine we want to see your birthday cards
made using SVG cutting files from anywhere
(Not Cricut)

So here is the birthday card I made:
When I got this paper as a gift, I wondered what I would
ever use it for... It seemed like the right fit for this card.
The paper is by Colorbok and MME
The shells are from Creative Pointe
available at Cut and Create
I also used some ivory mesh ribbon from
The happy birthday circle is from
Silhouette, I trimmed the loop off the top 
so it was not a tag.

Be sure to head over to the 
to link up your entry for the challenge!

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch#3 MAINLY RED

Begins: Monday, Feb 4
Ends: Sunday, Feb 17
Prize $15 Gift Cert. to The Robin's Nest
Winner announced in the WINNERS Page Tab

Here is what I made:
All of this paper is from my stash of scraps
All the cut shapes are from the
Silhouette Online Store
The stamp set I used is from A MUSE Studio
It is called Love Is In The Air from
their 2013 Valentine Catalog

Thanks for stopping by, be sure to head over
to the Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge blog
and link up your entry!

Challenges entered:
Great Impressions Feb Challenge
Scrapper's Delights, Its all about Love
2 Sisters Challenge Blog, Color 
Hiding in My Craftroom, Reds
Brown Sugar, Go Red/Hearts
Lady Anne's Challenges, Sentimental
Creative Corner Challenges, Love and Hearts
Delicious Doodle Challenges, Red

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Krazy Crafting Crew's February Blog Hop

Welcome to the Krazy Crafting Crew's
February Blog Hop
This month we are working with Sketches and
we have 2 hosts. Lissa Marie and co-host Card Monkey's Paper Jungle,
You should have arrived here from
if not head to Lissa Marie's blog www.somanycrafts.comto make sure you
don't miss anything

Here is the sketch I chose to use for my creation
Provided by Ellen at www.cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com

Here is what I made:
For this sweet card I use K & CO Brenda Walton
Small Wonders paper pad.
Color Box Blue Iris Chalk Ink
The cute boat cutting file is something new 
from Jen Balding at the Digi Chick
called This Chick Cuts

In addition to that Lissa Marie is doing a give away, for those who
comment on all blogs also scrapbookstampsociety is our sponsor each month

They are giving away 3 sets of stamps to one lucky winner
that comments on all blogs and it is your option to subscribe
to all the blogs in the hop but to gain an extra entry you can
subscribe to their blog at  ADDICTED TO STAMPS and let
us know that you did.  Again, be sure your email coordinates
with the one you used to comment on so we can contact you.

Here is the full line up for you to help navigate and tab browse if you like.

 Thank you for stopping by!
Be sure to check back next month to see what
The Krazy Crafting Crew is up to...