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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring Flowers Mother's Day Card!


Sharing a card I put together last night for a friend. She was wanting something for her mom for Mother's Day, so on the inside I heat embossed Happy Mother's Day with the same red embossing powder used on the front for the I love you sentiment. Both sentiments are the wood block stamps from Hobby Lobby. For the flower svg I used a free file from SVG Cutting Files called Spring Flowers. I added a stamen to the center of the flower by embossing a stamp from the Dandelion stamp set from Jaded Blossom. I used two shades of blue cardstock that are just a shade or two off for the petals of the flowers and two shades of green for the leaves and stems. The background paper is from Authentique's Seasons: Summer Collection.

So glad you stopped by!

Blessings,
                     

Here is a list of supplies used:

Dandelion

SVG Cutting Files:
Spring Flowers

Memento Ink:
New Sprout, Bamboo Leaves, and Danube Blue

Distress Ink;
Mustard Seed

Sentiment from Hobby Lobby

Challenges:

Friday, April 29, 2016

Scrap Your Memories 2 Blog Hop!


Scrap those memories!
Welcome to our second Scrap your memories blog hop!
This hop will include page layouts to help you scrap your memories!

 This hop is ONLY for 24 hours and will end  PROMPTLY at 11:59 PST TONIGHT!

This hop is set up DIFFERENTLY then ones in the past, so please read accordingly.

HOP GUIDELINES
1- Make sure to be a FOLLOWER on each stop along this hop. 
There are 13 in total. 
Learn more about HOW TO FOLLOW A BLOG by clicking HERE

2- Leave a comment on each blog to show some love for the inspiration you see! Remember 13 stops, so that means 13 comments in total! 
Learn more how to LEAVE A COMMENT by clicking HERE

THERE IS NO REQUEST FILES form on this hop.


Each project contains the link to the store with the files used on their projects.
SOME files are FREE for today ONLY.... 
There are 4 free files (page titles) during this hop, with the others being DEEPLY discounted for TODAY ONLY! 
(prices will return to normal at end of hop)

This will be the new platform for our hops moving forward.

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**Kindly remember that all our hop files abide by our TERMS OF USE
You can read all about our BLOG HOPS and how to participate HERE
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And now for my project!


 

Well maybe I am a bit biased or I'm just bragging (which I definitely am), but I do have a Super Kid. He is just fantastic!!! And he has 5 things in life that keep him occupied - Legos (especially Star Wars Legos), Pokemon (Last count, I think we are near 500 collector cards), his sketchbooks/notebooks, Marvel Comic Heroes (especially Spiderman), and his cat. So this LO was super fun to make incorporating two of his favorites into it! If the boy sits down, the cat is in his lap always. They are truly best friends! The paper for this are from the Sandy Lion Marvel Comics Page Kit.

"A Super Kid" Layout


Ann did an awesome job on this LO making it so easy to put together. It usually takes me days to arrange a LO; but with this, I just had to cut and glue. So easy!!!

The "A Super Kid" Layout can be found HERE! Remember that it is deeply discounted for today only, so go and grab it!

The title on my LO is one of today's freebies:


It will only be "FREE" today, so make sure you grab this as well!

It is available HERE!

I also used some Jaded Blossom stamps on this to add the final touch. I used the Super Hero and Super Hero 2 stamp sets.


I love the above sentiment. It is so true. I'm not sure which is more of the Super Hero in the relationship between my son and his cat; but the sentiment below says it best!!! 


I also used the My Hero sentiment.


I hope you have enjoyed my project and I am so glad that you hopped on by. 

Next up is Cindy

Blessings,
                      


Did you lose your way? 

Our little line up here will help you out!

Annie
Melissa - You are here!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Baby Boy Album! 5 Days of Baby Buddies w/ Treasure Box Designs!

I am so excited to be teaming up with Treasure Box Designs again for another 5 day series of inspiration using files from the TBD store.

This time around we are sharing


Today is Day 5!

I want to show you some really fun ways to use these files on cards and maybe on some other projects over the next 5 days. Baby Buddies will look awesome on baby projects for sure and some time this week I will have a project or two showing just that, but I also want to show you some other ways to use them. Today's project is a Mini Baby Album. It's something that could easily be tucked into a side pocket of a diaper bag.


Remember when I asked you the other day which of the Baby Buddies was your favorite? Well mine is the Hippo. I just think he is absolutely adorable so I am giving him the spotlight on Day 5.


The album was so easy to put together. I diecut 5 tags using a die from Jaded Blossom and used Authentique's Cuddle Boy and Seasons: Summer collections to decorate them. 

The photo mats were also made with dies from Jaded Blossom. I can't wait to be able to add some pictures of this and give it to a sweet momma who likes to show off her bundle of joy!

(Someone asked about pictures of the inside pages. I was trying to take some but was having a difficult time at it. If I am able to work something out tomorrow to get better pictures, I will update this to add them. Sorry about that!!!)


I used the Hippo from the Baby Buddies Monkey and Hippo file. Both of them are just adorable, but like I said - the hippo is my favorite!


You can get the Baby Buddies Monkey and Hippo file here.



Prize Alert!!!
Now what would 5 days of fun inspiration be without prizes. One lucky comment on this post will win the entire Baby Buddies collection. Yes, that is all 8 files of Baby Buddies with 2 animals in each file. Yay!!! 

How to WIN:
1. Be a follower of Treasure Box Designs on their FB fan page by hitting the like button or join the Treasure Box Gems Group.
2. Be a follower of M Miranda Creations on FB by hitting the Like button.
3. Leave a comment here about today's project and to tell me you have done #1 and 2.

(If you are not a FB user, then tell me another way you are following both Treasure Box Designs and M Miranda Creations. We are also on Pinterest and Instagram.)

Now, for more excitement - if we have 50 comments on this post, we will give away 2 Grand Prizes!

You will have until Saturday night at 11:59 pm eastern time to enter. The winner or winners will be announced on Monday at 5:45 pm eastern time. 


Here are all of the Baby Buddies Files:



Thank you for joining us!
(Below you will find list of supplies used on this project.)

You can see lots more inspiration from Treasure Box Designs on the FB page.

Blessings,
                     

Supplies Used:

Baby Buddies Monkey and Hippo

Luggage Tag Dies
Stitched Circle Dies
Stitched Square Dies
Border Dies

Authentique
Cuddle Boy Collection
Seasons: Summer Collection

Colorbox Chalk Ink
Creamy Brown


Challenges:
Silhouette Challenge: #36 April Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: #120 Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate: #9 Anything Goes 5/10
Simply Create Too: #107 Use Stitching

Day 4 Winner of 5 Days of Baby Buddies!

Day 4 Winner for 5 Days of Baby Buddies is

#6 Wahnita Hammond

You have 2 days to contact me with your email to receive info on 
getting your free Baby Buddies file. 

Thank you to everyone who played along. Don't forget to check out the project for Day 5 for more inspiration and another chance to win.

And as a teaser, you should know there will be a
Grand Prize today. You won't want to miss it!!!

Blessings,
                      

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

You're Cute! 5 Days of Baby Buddies w/ Treasure Box Designs!

I am so excited to be teaming up with Treasure Box Designs again for another 5 day series of inspiration using files from the TBD store.

This time around we are sharing


Today is Day 4!

First, I want to apologize for the delay of Day 4 and 5. I was not expecting the curve in the road that came out of no where, but it was fantastic! If you all don't know what I am talking about, I was suppose to have Day 4 and 5 for you this past Friday and Saturday; but instead I had to leave a message on Day 4 that my last two projects would be delayed until today and tomorrow. I had an important family issue and was just glad it was a fun issue and not some kind of sad emergency. It is always better when it happens that way - don't you agree?!! Anyway, as promised, here is Day 4's post. I am so glad for all of you who are sticking with me through this series!!! And tomorrow you will be in for a real treat - there will be a Grand Prize to be won!!!

I want to show you some really fun ways to use these files on cards and maybe on some other projects over the next 5 days. Baby Buddies will look awesome on baby projects for sure and some time this week I will have a project or two showing just that, but I also want to show you some other ways to use them. Today's card features a fun way to use only a part of the file.



I often see stamped cards on Pinterest where someone has created a card with a circle staged in the middle where the whole scene of the card plays out and then the rest of the card is left as clean space. Often the focal point is created with some kind of circular die just as I have used here. I like these types of cards so much, so I decided to try it with the Baby Buddies Lion file. I just love the way it turned out. My lion just pops out in the middle and the sentiment says it all. And as guy cards can be so hard, I think this one is perfect for both your hubby or those little men in your life that always seemed to be attached to your leg. LOL!

I also think with a different sentiment that this would be a great birthday or new baby card. Or even a jungle themed invitation. I'm sure you all can come up with other ideas as well.



I used the Lion from the Baby Buddies Tiger and Lion file. Both of them are just adorable!!! I was able to make this without using the arms or tail in the Lion file. I did add some hands from another file though. There are lots of files in the Treasure Box Designs store with these hands. 


You can get the Baby Buddies Tiger and Lion file here.



Prize Alert!!!
Now what would 5 days of fun inspiration be without prizes. One lucky comment on this post will win one Baby Buddies file of choice. There are 8 files to choose from with 2 animals in each file. 

How to WIN:
1. Leave a comment here telling me what kind of occasion and or sentiment would be perfect for this card.

That's it!!! Tomorrow I will announce the winner at 5:45 pm eastern time.

And then be looking at 6 pm for tomorrow's project using another of the fun Baby Buddies files.


Here are all of the Baby Buddies Files:



You should know there will be a
Grand Prize on Day 5. You won't want to miss it!!!

Thank you for joining us!
(Below you will find list of supplies used on this project.)

You can see lots more inspiration from Treasure Box Designs on the FB page.

Blessings,
                     

Supplies Used:

Baby Buddies Tiger and Lion

Card Mat Dies
Stitched Circle Dies

Papertrey Ink
Vintage Cream Cardstock

Distress Ink
Black Soot

Colorbox Chalk Ink
Dark Brown

Memento Ink
Potter's Clay and Cantaloupe

(No info on the sentiment - sorry!)

Dandelions!

Today's my day over on the Jaded Blossom blog! I hope you are checking in over there often to see all the fun projects the JB girls share!!!

I want to share some cards with you that are really simple to make with only a few basic supplies. Sometimes we just need something quick for unexpected occasions or for Just Because moments that will not last long. And sometimes we want to give a card to a friend who is not really into all the frills and such. These cards will work for all those occasion.

Here are my cards:

 

For all three of them, I used the Dandelions stamp set as my focal. I have been wanting to use this stamp set for awhile, so I am glad it worked so beautifully for these cards. I then found three different Jaded Blossom sentiments that would work with the image. The card bases are all A2 size and made with Papertrey Ink's Vintage Cream cardstock.


The sentiments come from Simple Sayings (With Sympathy), Hey Chickie (Thinking of You), and Encouragement (Sending You Lots of Encouragement). 


I used a piece of designer paper from the Authentique 6x6 paper pad called Seasons: Summer. It is full of beautiful yellows and teals! The ink is Evergreen Bough Distress Ink. The panels stamped with the Dandelion images are 2.75 x 2.75". I placed the stamped panels in the same upper left hand corner of each card, but put my sentiments in varying places to give each a slightly different look. And the best part is that the only tools I used for this was my paper trimmer, my inking tool, and some scissors. Now for just a bit of added dimension, I did use craft foam under my panels to pop them off the card; but I don't think it would be necessary.

Another fun way to do it would be to mask off a square right on the paper and use inks to make a background and then add the Dandelion and sentiment. Then remove the mask and you have a completely one layer card.

Hope you have enjoyed today's project!!!

Blessings,
                               

Challenges:
PDE Linky Party: #120 Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate: #8 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #226-227 Anything Goes 4/26
Lemon Shortbread: #14 Anything Goes 5/9 E3:1
Pinspirational Challenges: #164 (See photo inspiration) 5/9 E5:1
Simply Create Too: #107 Use Stitching
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Make it Girlie
Cut it Up: #94 Spring Flowers

Friday, April 22, 2016

Day 3 Winner of 5 Days of Baby Buddies and an Important Note about Day 4 and 5!

Well as it goes sometimes things happen in life that can not be helped. I have a important family situation that has come up; and due to it, I will not be able to complete the 5 Days of Baby Buddies until Tuesday and Wednesday April 26th-27th. I apologize for the inconvenience, but family has to come first. Please know that this is not a medical emergency, so please don't worry.

Thank you for understanding and I will see you back here on Tuesday to finish up.

Day 3 Winner is below.

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Day 3 Winner for 5 Days of Baby Buddies is

#10 Yasmin Flores

You have 2 days to contact me with your email to receive info on 
getting your free Baby Buddies file. 

Thank you to everyone who played along. Don't forget to check out the project for Day 3 for more inspiration and another chance to win.

And as a teaser, you should know there will be a
Grand Prize on Day 5. You won't want to miss it!!!

Blessings,
                      

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thank You, Teacher! 5 Days of Baby Buddies w/ Treasure Box Designs!

I am so excited to be teaming up with Treasure Box Designs again for another 5 day series of inspiration using files from the TBD store.

This time around we are sharing


Today is Day 3!
To see the winner post from Day 2, please scroll down one post!

I want to show you some really fun ways to use these files on cards and maybe on some other projects over the next 5 days. Baby Buddies will look awesome on baby projects for sure and some time this week I will have a project or two showing just that, but I also want to show you some other ways to use them. Today's card will show you a fun way to use them as a teacher thank you. Teacher Appreciation is coming up after all - May 2-6.


Teachers are so important and I think having a good relationship with my child's teacher is one way to help my child be successful. So when holidays come around or Teacher Appreciation Week, I try to be sure to let my kiddos' teachers know they are appreciated and I am grateful for what they do.


I used the Bear from the Baby Buddies Bear and Mouse file. Both of these little critters are just too cute in my opinion!!! I also used the Button Box School file for the desk. The whole chalkboard and the sentiment on it are from a stamp set. But you could easily replace it with the chalkboard in the Button Box School set of files.


You can get the Baby Buddies Bear and Mouse file here.


You can get the Button Box School file here.


Prize Alert!!!
Now what would 5 days of fun inspiration be without prizes. One lucky comment on this post will win one Baby Buddies file of choice. There are 8 files to choose from with 2 animals in each file. 

How to WIN:
1. Leave a comment here letting me know what your favorite Baby Buddies file is.

Baby Buddies Files


That's it!!! Tomorrow I will announce the winner at 5:45 pm eastern time.

And then be looking at 6 pm for tomorrow's project using another of the fun Baby Buddies files.

And as a teaser, you should know there will be a
Grand Prize on Day 5. You won't want to miss it!!!

Thank you for joining us!
(Below you will find list of supplies used on this project.)

You can see lots more inspiration from Treasure Box Designs on the FB page.

Blessings,
                     

Supplies Used:

Baby Buddies Bear and Mouse
Button Box School

Card Mat Dies
Chalkboard (April Release Freebie)

Bazzill
Fawn and Walnut Cardstock

Distress Ink
Black Soot and Picked Raspberry

Colorbox Chalk Ink
Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, and Dark Brown

Memento Luxe Ink
Wedding Dress

Day 2 Winner of 5 Days of Baby Buddies!

Day 2 Winner for 5 Days of Baby Buddies is

#13 Mary Guikema

You have 2 days to contact me with your email to receive info on 
getting your free Baby Buddies file. 

Thank you to everyone who played along. Don't forget to check out the project for Day 3 for more inspiration and another chance to win.

And as a teaser, you should know there will be a
Grand Prize on Day 5. You won't want to miss it!!!

Blessings,
                      

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

You are My Purrson! 5 Days of Baby Buddies w/ Treasure Box Designs!

I am so excited to be teaming up with Treasure Box Designs again for another 5 day series of inspiration using files from the TBD store.

This time around we are sharing


Today is Day 2!
To see the winner from Day 1, please scroll down one post.

I want to show you some really fun ways to use these files on cards and maybe on some other projects over the next 5 days. Baby Buddies will look awesome on baby projects for sure and some time this week I will have a project or two showing just that, but I also want to show you some other ways to use them. Today's card will show you a fun way to use them for a nursing theme.


Today, I am sharing a gift set that is perfect for those in the nursing profession. Have you been in the hospital lately or someone you love? Did you have that nurse that you never wanted her (or his) shift to come to an end? You know, it is the one who became your person. The nurse you always looked for and hoped would come when you rang the button. Or maybe you have a nurse at your doctor's office that is just the best like the one at my kiddo's pediatric office; and every time you go in, you hope she is there because she makes you feel comfortable. And maybe you want a way to say thank you to this favorite nurse. Then today's project is definitely for you!!!

It is so important that we say Thank You to those who work in community service professions. We would be in a tough spot without them!!!


For this set, I used the cat from the Baby Buddies Cat and Dog file along with the ER Visit file for the nursing gear. I just sized my cat to fit both my bag and another to fit my card and then I made sure the hats and the stethoscopes were sized to work with both of them. The little bag is the perfect size for some candies and a gift card!!!



You can get the Baby Buddies Cat and Dog file here


And you can get the ER Visit file here.


Prize Alert!!!
Now what would 5 days of fun inspiration be without prizes. One lucky comment on this post will win one Baby Buddies file of choice. There are 8 files to choose from with 2 animals in each file. 

How to WIN:
1. Leave a comment here letting me know what community service professional you think deserves a thank you for the hard work they do.

That's it!!! Tomorrow I will announce the winner at 5:45 pm eastern time.

And then be looking at 6 pm for tomorrow's project using another of the fun Baby Buddies files.

Thank you for joining us!
(Below you will find a complete list of all supplies used on this project.)

You can see lots more inspiration from Treasure Box Designs on the FB page.

Blessings,
                     

Supplies Used:

Baby Buddies Cat and Dog

Card Mat Dies
Border Dies
Mini Tag Dies 2
Goody Bag Die
Meow and Forever

K and Compant
Background Paper (No longer remember the name of the collection)

Bazzill
Fawn and Walnut Cardstock

Distress Ink
Picked Raspberry

Colorbox Chalk Ink
Creamy Brown, Chestnut Roan, and Charcoal


Challenges:

Day 1 Winner of 5 Days of Baby Buddies!

Day 1 Winner for 5 Days of Baby Buddies is

Comment #6 - red1979

You have 2 days to contact me with your email to receive info on 
getting your free Baby Buddies file. 

Thank you to everyone who played along. Don't forget to check out Day 2!

Blessings,
                      

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Congratulations Graduate! 5 Days of Baby Buddies with Treasure Box Designs!

I am so excited to be teaming up with Treasure Box Designs again for another 5 day series of inspiration using files from the TBD store.

This time around we are sharing


I want to show you some really fun ways to use these files on cards and maybe on some other projects over the next 5 days. Baby Buddies will look awesome on baby projects for sure and some time this week I will have a project or two showing just that, but I also want to show you some other ways to use them. Today's card will show you a fun way to use them for a graduation theme.


Today, I used the Baby Buddies Elephant and made this cute Congratulations card for the upcoming graduation season. Any of the Baby Buddies would look so cute decorated with a graduation cap. 


I cut my graduation cap using a die, but you could use the Grad Kids file for your cap. Once you figure out what you are going to use, then size your elephant accordingly so that your cap will fit on his head. So easy and so fun. If one of the Baby Buddies files - like the Lion or Tiger - could represent the school mascot, that would be really cute on the card. My school mascot was a bear!

You can get the Baby Buddies Elephant and Giraffe file here



And you can get the Grad Kids file here.



Prize Alert!!!

Now what would 5 days of fun inspiration be without prizes. One lucky comment on this post will win one Baby Buddies file of choice. There are 8 files to choose from with 2 animals in each file. 

How to WIN:
1. Leave a comment here letting me know what your mascot was/is for your High School and, of course, add any thoughts you have on today's project. 

That's it!!! Tomorrow I will announce the winner at 5:45 pm eastern time.

And then be looking at 6 pm for tomorrow's project using another of the fun Baby Buddies files.

Thank you for joining us!
(Below you will find a complete list of all supplies used on this project.)

You can see lots more inspiration from Treasure Box Designs on the FB page.

Blessings,
                     

Supplies Used:

Baby Buddies Elephant and Giraffe

Card Mat Dies
Scallop Slider and Topper Die
Mini Tag Dies 2
School Dies
Simple Sayings Stamp Set

Doodlebug Design
Kraft in Color 6x6 Paper Pad

Core'dinations
Whitewash Collection Cardstock - Window Pane

Craft Smith
School 12x12 Collection

Memento Ink
Danube Blue

Distress Ink
Spiced Marmalade

Colorbox Chalk Ink
Charcoal and Gray Whale


Challenges:

Friday, April 15, 2016

Jaded Blossom April Release Blog Hop - Teacher Gifts!

Hey Everyone! 


Now if you're here from super talented Candace O., you're in the right place; but if you're just passing through, start at the beginning because you don't want to miss anything.  I also have the complete line up down at the bottom.

Here is what I made:


I just love this month's new School Dies. They are so super cute and I know I will be using them project after project, year after year for teacher gifts, lunch pail notes, and class treats. This is a set of dies that will never lose their usefulness!!!


To decorate these cute little boxes, I used the new School Dies, the new School Time Greetings, and the new School Designer Tapes! So fun and really easy to put together as this box just whips right up.


And what makes this project really easy is that I used a really cool one piece no glue box. And it fits on a piece of 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock. It measures 4" wide x 2 7/8" high x 1 1/2" deep. There is plenty of room in this little cutie to add a gift card, some candies, a letter or small card, and/or a small gift like hand sanitizer. It is the 3D No Glue Suitcase by Lori Whitlock and I picked it up in the Silhouette store. These will be teacher gifts for sure for Teacher Appreciation Week coming up soon. I hope you will give this project a try too!!!



Regular Price for the Release Package is $120.99


Remember you can get:

1 - Free 3x4 Stamp for customers that spend $40 or more before Taxes and Shipping! FREEBIE is only available until Sunday 4/17, 11:59pm pst.

CHALKBOARD


Of course, here is what everyone will receive when they order our New Release.

And you can't forget about the

BLOG CANDY


1 Lucky Winner will get to pick a stamp set of their choice!

 Just leave a comment on all the blogs along the hop!

The more blogs you comment on the more chances you have to win!


Now to continue your HOP....

Next up is the awesome, Gigi!

Just in case you get lost here is the Entire Line Up:
Candace 
 Jen (April Guest Designer)
Cassandra
Mel
Jamie
Candace O.
Melissa - You are here!
Gigi
Cindy
Lee-Ann
Michelle

So glad you are hopping with us today!


Blessings,

                      

Challenges:
Silhouette Challenge: #36 April Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party: #119 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs: April Anything Goes 4/30 E3:3
AUD Sentiment Challenge: #153 Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate: #8 Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: #226-227 Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread: #13 Anything Goes