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!


  1. Hey there just came from Deezy's page!! Cute bday card! And hey im a new follower! Woot woot!
    Stop by my page and follow me too!

    Hugs, Wandy

    1. Thanks so much Wandy, heading over to your blog now.
      <3 Pam

  2. Have been a follower Pam. Great card and doubly great hubby for supporting your hobby.

    Feel free to stop by my blog

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Heading to your blog now.

  3. I love your owls!!! Super cute! And your card is so vibrant and fun!

    1. Thanks Marji! I am following you also!
      <3 Pam

  4. I've been following you as well! Enjoyed reading your story! And your card is super cute! TFS!
    Scrappy hugs, Connie

    1. Thanks so much, I am following you also!
      <3 Pam


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