Sunday, September 29, 2013

"Aged to Perfection"

Happy Monday, I hope you had a great weekend!!  We have had non-stop rain here in Oregon, downpours constantly, not fun!!  Thankfully it held off until after my daughter's soccer game on Saturday but boy, those poor Ducks in their football game got hit hard with the rain and wind.  Enough of the weather. . . I have a card to share with you today using some 3 Girl JAM "Christmas Candy" ribbon from the New and Improved Seasons Bundle.    I thought this would make a cute birthday card?  What do you think?  My husband didn't quite understand my use of this sentiment with the card, so let me know your opinion :-)  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Card Recipe ~
Good Times Stamp Set - Cardz TV Stamps
Butterfly Sticker - Recollections

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Winner of PPPR "Birthday Blog Hop"

Just dropping in to let you know that Debbie is the winner of my blog candy from the PPPR "Birthday Blog Hop".  I will be sending you an email Debbie - congratulations!! Thank you for all of those who left me some blog love and for all of my new followers!!  Have a super awesome day!

your project is too cute great job thanks for the chance at winning this embossing folder

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Soccer Layout - PPPR design team day

Today I have a scrapbook layout I made for some pictures I took this summer of my youngest daughter at a Brazil soccer camp.  She had such a great time at this camp and I wanted to make sure she remembered that.

To create my layout I used the following cut files from Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons -
"Sunburst Shapes" for the background
"Soccer Ball" for the soccer ball
"Flower Assortment" for the grass borders 

Don't forget that we have a new challenge going on and the theme is "Birthdays" - create anything birthday themed and use Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons files in your projects.  For more info go HERE.  

Thanks for stopping by today - you can check out the rest of the design team's projects by visiting the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons BLOG.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

PPPR "Birthday Blog Hop"

Welcome to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Birthday Blog Hop!!
Today we are celebrating Lisa's (owner/designer of PPPR) birthday! She had a plan for this hop, but we (the Design Team plus guests) have a plan of our OWN because we LOVE her!!!! ;) We are all making special birthday projects using some files from the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store AND since birthdays are all about celebrating with friends and giving gifts, we decided to add guests to the lineup and giveaway a TON of prizes!! These awesome prizes include fun twine, stamp sets and gift certificates to some of our favorite crafty stores!! You seriously do NOT want to miss a single stop in this hop!!

If you are coming here from Nanne's blog you are in the right place! If you have just stumbled upon this hop, make sure to head back to the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog! ***But remember - and this is important! - Lisa does NOT have the correct lineup on her blog, because she doesn't know there has been a few ADDITIONS to the lineup thanks to her DT!! SURPRISE, Lisa!! :) Lisa will direct you to the correct blog, but after that please disregard her lineup!! ***

Now onto my project!!

PPPR "Make a Wish" cutting files for candles
Cardz TV Stamps' "Good Times" for sentiment
Bo Bunny Double Dot 6x6 paper pad for polka dot papers

Of course Lisa has an awesome package to give away to one lucky hopper!!

For a chance to win, you must be a follower of each blog and also leave a comment on each blog. For extra chances, you can also 'LIKE' Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons on Facebook and/or sign up for the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Newsletter. A random winner will be chosen for the prize on Tuesday, September 24th. Only US or Canadian mailing addresses please.

I also have some of my own blog candy for you -

To be eligible you I would like it if you were a follower of my blog and if you had a U.S. mailing address.  Please leave me a comment with a way to get a hold of you if you are the lucky winner!

Also, there is a special freebie to celebrate this occasion that is only available Saturday and Sunday at the PPPR blog.  It will be available for purchase in the store beginning Monday.

With our blog hop also comes a new Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons Challenge!! The theme of the challenge is Birthday and you can link up your projects at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog until Sunday, October 12th for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store. We can't wait to see what you create using PPPR files!!

Now onto the next stop in the hop!! Head on over to Kathy's blog!!

Here is the CORRECT hop lineup in case you get lost along the way!!

Lisa ~

Barb ~

Julie K. ~

Brianna ~

Jessica Esch ~

Candace ~

Monica ~

Jeanne ~

Emma ~

Melisa ~

Nanne ~

Nicole ~

Kathy ~

Shannon ~

Sarah ~

Tanya ~

Ana Maria ~

Thursday, September 19, 2013

CTVS "Colors of Fall" Challenge

Time for another Cardz TV Stamps' challenge and this time the theme is "Colors of Fall" - Create a card, layout of project using Fall colors only: red, orange, gold, brown, and even purple.  I have to confess I stretched it a bit and added some gray to my color combo :-)  but this cute svg file fit so perfectly with my sentiment!!

SVG - Kadoodle Bug freebie from last year
pattern paper - DCWV older fall stack

Now it is your turn to join the challenge.  All you have to do is create project with the fall colors - red, orange, gold, brown and even purple and link your project up HERE for a chance to win a set of Cardz TV Stamps.  

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunflower Box - 3 Girl JAM DT day

Happy Monday my fellow bloggers!  I am here with a 3d project to share with you today using some "Halloween Harvest" crinkle ribbon from the "New and Improved" Seasons Bundle.

My box is a file from the Silhouette Online Store and I just love how perfectly the Halloween Harvest ribbon goes with the sunflower colors.  I used some Scor Tape to adhere my ribbon to the box.  Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget that the 3 Girl JAM 2 year celebration is still going on and that there is still time to enter your project in the Celebrations challenge over at the 3 Girl JAM Challenge blog.  

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Camping Layout - PPPR Design Team Day

Today I have a camping layout I made for my design team post for Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons.  I used the "Camping Fun" cutting files for all of my cuts.  I have lots of camping layouts to catch up on and this set of files is perfect - lots of options to work with, what a great bargain!!  The pieces went together quickly too :-)  

My journaling box used the same files only I used them as a Print and Cut with my cameo - I only cut out the box shape.  Love how we can do that with cutting files too - makes the purchase so versatile!!  You can check out the rest of the design team's projects over at the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons' BLOG.  Thanks for stopping by today!!

                                                 Camping Fun Cutting Files

Monday, September 9, 2013

Winner of 3 Girl JAM "2 Year Anniversary" Blog Hop

Thanks  to everybody who stopped by and visited during the 3 Girl JAM "2 Year Anniversary" blog hop!!  I really appreciate all of the sweet comments and am excited to have some new followers.  The winner of my blog candy is -
 #4 Angi Ashuk "Great card! I love all the different colors!!! Works so well together!" I will send you an email so that we can get your 3 Girl JAM ribbon to you quickly!!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

"Teal We Find a Cure" Blog Hop

Happy Saturday and welcome to the "Teal We Find a Cure" blog hop where our focus is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.  You should have arrived at my blog after visiting the lovely Cathy.  September just happens to be PCOS awareness month as well as Amandas (my DT sister from Cardz TV Stamps)  Birthday.  The ribbon color for PCOS is Teal. So we are hopping along today to celebrate a birthday as well as bring awareness for PCOS.

Here is some information about Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.
~Between 1 in 10 and 1 in 20 women of childbearing age has PCOS. As many as 5 million women in the United States may be affected.
~It can occur in girls as young as 11 years old.
~The cause of PCOS is unknown.
~There is no cure for PCOS
~Here are some great websites for more information on PCOS

Now on to what I created for this blog hop. The only requirements we had was to use the color Teal on our projects.

Card Recipe -
SVG  - My Scrapchick
Designer Paper -  My Minds Eye "Stella Rose" collection

Thanks for stopping by today, your next stop is the fabulous Susan!!  Here is the complete blog hop lineup in case you get "lost" along the way -

Nicole ~
Susan ~
Sharon ~
Michelle -
Jo N Kris -
Shawnee -

Thursday, September 5, 2013

3GJ "2 Year Anniversary Celebration" Blog Hop

Happy Friday and it is a happy one indeed as we are officially celebrating 2 years of business for 3 Girl JAM!!  In honor of the big occasion we are having a blog hop with lots of great inspiration and prizes for you along the way!!  I hope you will hop along with us!  You should have arrived at my blog after visiting the lovely Carri.  If you missed the beginning of the hop, you will want to head over here.  For my project, I decided to create a card that could be used for any occasion that calls for a celebration.

I used some Coral Crush crinkle ribbon from the 3GJ "Caribbean Splash" bundle and created a ruffled effect along the bottom edge of my card.  In the center of my rosette, I added some flair from an older 3GJ Flair set.  

Here is a list of the sponsors for our fabulous hop today - 
(click on the photo to see the complete list of prizes available)

***I am also offering my own blog candy for one lucky follower***


I will be giving away one Winter Bundle from 3 Girl JAM all you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment.  Please make sure to leave a way for me to get a hold of you if you are the lucky winner!!

There are also some new products available in the 3 Girl JAM shop -
~ 2 new sets of flair
~ Season's Bundle is back in the store
~ jute ribbon and cording

Your next stop in our 3GJ Celebration Hop is the lovely Julie O.!!  Thanks for stopping by today and good luck on winning one of the fabulous prizes from our very generous sponsors!  Below is the complete blog lineup in case you get "lost" along the way.

Julie K- 3 Girl JAM-

Jessica B-





Julie O-



Jessica E-

Julie K- 3 Girl JAM Challenges-

CTVS "Celebrate the Harvest" challenge

Welcome back to another Cardz TV stamps challenge with the "go-to challenge gals".  This week's theme is "Celebrate the Harvest" - Make a card, layout or project that celebrates the summers harvest.  I decided to go with an apple theme because my apple tree is brimming with apples.  Of course a tomato theme would have been good too as they are taking over my garden as we speak :-)  Anyways, I made this card with my dad in mind as his birthday is coming up in the fall and he loves apple pie!!  I used one of the new stamp sets from Cardz TV stamps - "Going in Circles" for my sentiment.  I just love this new set and am finding myself using it a lot lately!

Card Recipe ~
apple pie/apples svg - Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons
designer paper - Crate Paper "Farmhouse Collection"

So, now it is your turn to join the challenge!!  Head on over to Cardz TV to see the rest of the design team's projects and then link up your project for a chance to win a set of Mary's stamps.  You have 14 days to enter this challenge.  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Dorothy Thank You - 3GJ design team day

Happy Labor Day Monday!!   I hope you are having an excellent holiday weekend and are finding some free moments to craft!  I know I have been crafting quite a bit this weekend and one of my projects is this cute Dorothy card that I made for a special thank you.  My youngest daughter was Dorothy in their school play "Ease on Down the Road".  We borrowed a Dorothy costume from a family friend and I wanted a special card to go with the return of her costume.  As you can probably guess, this is something I have needed to do for awhile now since school has been out for months - so it was time to "get 'er done",

I added a bow made with both 3 Girl JAM "Ice Blue" and "Baby Boy" crinkle ribbon.  I used an svg from Scrapping Bug Designs called "No Place Like Home" for my Dorothy.  My sentiment is from Cardz TV Stamps' "Heartfelt Wishes" set.  Thanks for stopping by today!!