Thursday, May 31, 2012

We're Off to See the Wizard Trvisted Blog Hop 6-1-12

We're Off to See the Wizard the wonderful Wizard of Oz to hopefully get the Tin Man a heart, the Lion courage, and the Scarecrow a brain! But there's the poppy fields to beware of as you could get very sleepy! The Wicked Witch but we know she's afraid of water. The flying monkeys . . . just totally freaky looking!!!! You're probably still dizzy from the spinning whirling twirling house and watching all those things passing by like a nightmare especially that Miss Gulch on her bicycle! Poor Toto hiding in the basket, but can you blame him? Don't pay any attention to the man behind the curtain as he knows not what he speaks! And then there are the delightful munchkins that sing 3 octaves highly than humanly possible. I almost forgot the good witch Glinda - how could I forget her --- she was just too sugary sweet for my standards but as a Good Witch goes, she was the best, but why didn't she just tell Dorothy she had the power to return all along instead of waiting until the end - geesh!  And then only bad witches are ugly --- come on now! It’s the Merry Old Land of Oz! I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore Toto. . . .

We're paying homage to the Wizard of Oz today with our blog hop! So, grab your beverage of choice and those ruby red slippers of yours, click them twice and repeat after me - "there's no place like home, there's no place like home"!

For Lynne’s Blog Candy she is offering a 7 - piece paper assortment of 12 x 12 pieces of paper by Paper House Productions. 

We have a great line-up for you today and you should have arrived from Shelly.  If not, or you just dropped in to visit today, we don't want you to miss a single story of the travels of our "characters" from start to finish and would love for you to begin at the beginning of our hop at
For my first project, I am posting some WOO cards that I made. 


My second project is a WOO book.  I took the class at Impress, taught by the talented Lavonne for the WOO book. She has such a special talent I hate missing any of her classes. She inspires me and gives me such great ideas to think outside f the box.

The book was made using Graphic 45’s Wizard of Oz collection. I love this paper collection.
It would be unheard of to take a Lavonne class without hours of cutting out things, so detail scissors are a must item to bring to class. She also has us eboss all of the stamping. It shows up better and has more of dramatic look to it.

As every good story, it has a beginning and a happily ever after - Dorothy went home and all was well with the world and Dorothy told Auntie Em - there's no place like home!!!!!! AWWWW how sweet! I hope you enjoyed my project and I must send you along your way to Amy or maybe Rhonda, if Amy doesn't post and a place beyond the rainbow!  

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

5/24/12 - Fast Food Take Out Blogaversary Party

I am participating in a special hop today. It is Lynne's Blogaversary. She is a great lady with so much talent. I am glad to call her my bloggie friend and have been so thankful for her friendship this last year.

Today we are having a special hop for you with fast food take out, along with special sides, and some are even "biggie" sized!!! There are a lot of talented ladies participating in our hop and would love for you to stop by, comment and give some bloggie love!!!

Now, let's get going through this drive-through of projects - the complete hop list is below complete with the directions you need to take in case you get lost along the way as we know how those birds love to eat the bread crumbs from those stale buns!

  1. Lynne -
  2. Tami -
  3. Janet -
  4. Kimberly ~  
  5. Anita~
  6. Michele ~
  7. Pamela ~
  8. Jearise-
  9. Susan -

For my fast food project, I made two of these cards inviting each of my BFF's out for our favorite Mexican food. You can order from here and take out, but we LOVE their cabbage, salsa, and chips. So we prefer eating in, so we can gorge our bellies!

The cactus and chili pepper are both Sizzix die cuts. I ran them both through embossing folders to give them texture too.  The sun is stamped and embossed. I distressed the edge with my fun electric edger.

 The inside issue paper is from the chips basket. i took it from the last time I had been at the restaurant, then inserted it into each card.

 I stamped, embossed, and cut out a "admit one" ticket.

 I used letter stamps to put my question in the card and embossed the letters.

Here's a look at the whole inside of the card.

 I'm so glad you stopped by to check out our latest recipe, no tip is necessary but please leave a message for the establishment. Your next stop through the drive through window is Janet. Hop on over to see what she is serving!

Hugs and Love and thank you for helping me in celebrating Lynne's blogaversary!!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Butterflies Are Free Blog Hop

Have you ever watched a butterfly just casually meandering and fluttering by - it look so peaceful, tranquil and free! They get to land where they want, smell all the flowers and just let the world pass them by. The colors of the butterfly are magnificent with seeming to be no two alike!!!!

Today, we are going to be fluttering with our butterflies and taking you on journeys whether it be sniffing the flowers, watching the world pass us by or just showing off our magnificent colors!!! A nice lazy day, so, let get fluttering..... If you stopped by to visit me today, I really appreciate it but would love for you to see all the butterflies in our hop. The butterfly journey starts with Lynne at Her Craftiness.

If you fluttered here from Lucy's then you are on the right mark to sniff the flowers.

We have some magnificent sponsors today for our butterflies. To be eligible, just leave a remark on each stop along the way and if you aren't already a follower, would love for you to follow also!!! This blog candy will be given by Her Craftiness.

My project for you today is butterfly cards made over the last year. I can't take credit for all of the designs, that would have to include my 2 BFF's - Gina and Laura - my stampers in crime. We trade off having workshops together, each picking a theme, such as butterflies, birds, glitter, shrink art, etc. Then we get together at each others house to make cards. The one hosting is responsible for design and supplies. We try to do at least one every month, but sometimes more, depending on schedules. Sorry, but I can't remember all of the stamp company names or papers used, but please do enjoy!!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my butterflies and thank you for not catching me and letting me fly around free. I would love for you to stop and visit Amanda to see what kind of butterfly enchantment that has been created for you to see next.