Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Beach Wreath

This is a wreath I made to hang in my bathroom made from all things I have collected from local beaches which I wanted to share on Link Up Tuesday with Sarah Hammer Designs Blog! My very first share! Sorry the picture is so dark. Thanks for looking! Christine

Monday, November 5, 2012

Kelly's Place: Card Drive for Addison

Kelly's Place: Card Drive for Addison: Addison is a beautiful, athletic, and spunky 6 year old little girl and happens  to be the daughter of one of my dearest friends....

Friday, September 21, 2012

365 Days Of Cricut: My September GIVEAWAY!!

365 Days Of Cricut: My September GIVEAWAY!!: Hi everyone I am doing a monthly CLOSE TO MY HEART  giveaway here on my blog just  be a follower and leave me a comment below! You can enter...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Blog Hop Invite

Feel free to invite your friends...there will be candy giveaways and it is a fairly short hop! Here is a peek at the stamp/candy I will be offering along with 5 packages (3 yds. each of color: Buttercream, Cappuccino, Caribbean, Lilac, and Shore) of Twinery Twine from Erica's Room :).

Friday, August 31, 2012

Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Kids, Day 1!

Welcome to the annual Halloween Spooktacular Banner Hop for Special Needs Children!
Thank you for joining with me more than 3 dozen other women who have each made at least one Halloween-themed banner that will be donated to hang in the room of a medically-fragile child at Pediatric Specialty Care in Pennsylvania.

This Hop is two days (Saturday, September 1 and Sunday, September 2), and on each day you will see different banners. Be sure to visit on both days to see the truly inspirational work of these generous bloggers, and leave some love (comments) on as many sites as you can – because if you do, you can increase your chances to win some Spooktacular blog candy from these kind sponsors:

$25 Gift Certificate to Madge's Scrappin Lounge

 $15 Shopping Spree to Scrapping With Lisa Designs

Lucy Kelleher (

$10 Gift Certificate toward any CTMH product
Donated by Lucy Kelleher 
Independent Consultant for Close to My Heart 
Special entry requirements: To enter to win, you will need to leave a comment on Lucy's blog ( and become a follower of her blog. For an additional entry, "Like" her Facebook page at:
Limited to U.S. entrants only, sorry.

 $10 Gift Certificate toward any Stampin' Up product
Donated by Debi Weidleman
Independent Consultant for Stampin' Up. 
Limited to U.S. entrants only, sorry.

Two Cricut Cartridges ("Pretty Pennants" and "Mini Book") 
Donated by Erica's Craft Room

$25 Gift Certificate to Paper Temptress

To qualify to win one of these great prizes, please leave a comment on THIS (Hop Hostess Ellen ♥ CardMonkey's) blog site and answer this question: 

What was your most memorable 
Halloween costume, and how old were you 
when you wore it?

In your comment, please leave a way for me to reach you if you're randomly picked to win one of the prizes!  Leave additional comments (leave ♥love!) on as many banner makers’ sites as you’d like for extra chances to win! 

Prize winners will be announced on Monday, September 3 on the CardMonkey site, where there will be a round-up of all of the Spooktacular banners for 2012.

Here is a pic of the banner that I made to donate. This is my first banner and my first hop and really my first real post which include links, pics and all! So....with that, please be kind with your comments. After all, I am a curious crafter, not an olympic champion creater. :)

Please move on your way to the next stop, which is: MADGE!  

Here is the full line up for today's banner makers in case you get lost or find broken links. Please don't forget to stop back tomorrow, to see more banners from a different set of 20+ wonderful women.
  1. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey - 
  2. Sandie Dunne -
  3. Ashley -
  4. Pam -
  5. Shelly Lynn -
  6. Doris -
  7. Janet S -
  8. Lucy -
  9. Jessica -
  10. Nancie -
  11. Patricia -
  12. Edwina -
  13. Shawnee -
  14. Beth - 
  15. Susan -
  16. Theresa ~
  17. Lezlye-
  18. Robin L. ~
  19. Christine ~
  20. Scrappin Madge: 
Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting this wonderful cause.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Halloween Banner Hop!

I will be creating a Banner to donate on this hop, as I'm a stop! My very FIRST hop! I am so excited! Making the Banner is the easy part. It's the taking of the picture and creating a linked post? that is proving to be the challenging part! I also would like to give some of my own blog candy away! Going to go digging through my Halloween stuff tonight to create the Banner and then post it on my blog!
Wish me luck!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Whoo hoo!

I just counted and I have surpassed following over 100 blogs! 119 to be exact! I should give away some of my own Blog Candy to the 120th blog I choose to follow!

I also need to start blogging more and posting some of my own crafty projects!

Who will be 120???

Gee, making up my own personal hop! I have won a total of THREE times already. One win was from a blog hop, one from being the 100th blog follower and one from sending in a postcard to Papercrafts magazine! I guess you could say that I have all of my bases covered eh?

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantabulous day!


Thursday, July 19, 2012