Umbrellas...I love umbrellas!

Challenge:   Use an umbrella.
(it does not have to be an A Muse stamp set) 
Dates:          February 26, 2013 thru March 4, 2013

One of the little things that makes my heart happy is pretty umbrellas. Well, I jumped at the chance to make a card for that topic on our Design Team here at Cuttin and Stampin this month. Hope you enjoy my cute little umbrella card...and join our challenge and show us your umbrella creations!

I hope you will join us for this week's challenge.  Go to Cuttin and Stampin Challenge Blog to enter your creation.  I can't wait to see them!
Don't forget to get your own Amuse Products (and you won't be disappointed!)

Please make sure your blog posts has a link back to us.  

Thanks for participating in this weeks challenge.  Winners will be announced on March 8, 2013. 

One Fabulous Card!

I have a wonderful card for you today. The Cuttin and Stampin team is sponsoring The Scrapbooking Queen today. Check her out she is having one heck of a giveaway. I have a boatload of birthdays in the first few months of the year so I used this opportunity to get one of those under my belt. I tried a new technique with the flower. I punched several large scallop shapes out of the Papaya cardstock and then soaked them in water for several minutes. Then, I stacked them together and scrunched them and let them dry overnight. I sure like the look of them. I only wish I had inked them with some grape ink to match the card base. Hope I have inspired you today to get to crafting.

A Muse Studio Products:
Grapefruit Chevron cardstock
Papaya cardstock
Grape Cardstock
Contemporary Greetings stamp
Twinkle stickers

Other Products:
Filigree brad for middle of flower
Large scallop punch

If you would like to check out some great products...and I will let you in on a little secret....shhhh! don't tell...they are having one fantastic sale!!! No, really you can go tell anyone you want! Just head on over here and don't forget to send your friends too!

Late Monday Menu 2/19-2/24


Chicken Spaghetti Casserole
Garlic Bread
Brownie Sundaes to celebrate my oldest grandson's birthday

Barbeque Beef and Beans

Country Fried Chicken
Pound Cake from a Cake Mix

Fish Sticks
Cole Slaw
Hush Puppies

Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops
Baked Potatoes...white for honey, sweet for me

Green Bean Casserole
Roasted Potatoes
Cherry Delight

Heart Warming Blog Hop

Welcome to the “Heart Warming" Blog Hop!  


We're so happy you could join us today!  
If you came from Vanessa's blog then you are in the right place. If not please start at Melanie's Blog, we don't want you to miss any of the fun!

I had soooo much fun with this blog hop...I had this big huge Valentine's breakfast for my 5 youngest grandchildren and of course wanted everything to look festive. So I have a warning this post is going to be very photo heavy! Every single one of my photos do not fit the requirement of the "heart" blog hop...but I wanted to show you all of the decorations. I am so sorry that I did not get a whole room shot.

I used the paper Lucky in Love by My Mind's Eye! Love it!!

Prima flower jars with conversation hearts with glitter heart picks and a few Cricut cuts to add to the mix.

These 2 hearts were cut from Paisley...I cut the Mama as large as she would go!

I got this cute decor from Hobby Lobby at 50% off cause it was damaged.
Where the picture of my hubby and I sits was the damaged I added the little frame and the silver swirly. I just love the way it turned out.

Sorry this picture did not turn out well. I made a little conversation heart tree.

Another Hobby Lobby find...I altered it by adding some lace, pearls, and the lovely pink flower.

My banner hung across my hutch. I showed this in an earlier hop at the beginning of the month.

A Pinterest inspired project. I used cupcake liners to create this topiary.

Hope some of these projects have inspired your "heart" to get going and craft something.
Next on the hop is Misses Crafty's blog!

Here is the line up for today:
Robin S.
Misses Crafty
Robin C.

Monday Menu 2/11-2/14

Tacos (my honey's all time favorite)

Beef Stew over rice

Fish Sticks
Macaroni and Cheese w/broccoli
French fries

***Thursday: Valentine's Day Dinner
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Cheesy Bread
Assorted Dessert Tray: Cherry Cookies, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Brownie Glazed Hearts, Petit Fours...will link all these up later...Pinterest was taking a break!

Friday-Monday...I am going on a girl's getaway weekend! Sooooo cannot wait! Will see you on Tuesday next week for a late version of Monday Menu!

Angela's 30th Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to “Angela’s 30th Birthday” Hop! So glad you can join us!

12 super crafty girls would like to share with you their birthday creations. Hopefully this will give you all some inspiration to make something for that upcoming birthday!

If you are coming from Ashley's blog, then you are in the rightspot. If you just happened to stumble upon my site, please start at Angela’s so you don’t miss anyone’s amazing projects!

  So I have been doing a lot of scrapbooking lately! Yeah for me! I am getting a backlog of pictures scrapped, not necessarily in the albums yet but that is a goal for this year to get semi-caught up and get all my albums and layouts organized. I am having a blast though getting there so no stress! Here is a layout I did recently. The pictures are when my grandchildren helped me celebrate my birthday in 2011. So, thanks for joining us along the hop...Hope you have enjoyed the birthday projects along the way! And a great big shout out to the birthday girl Angela....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

a close up of the bling and cupcake sticker...I love this paper line!!!

Your next stop is Tabetha's blog.

There is a ton of blog candy along this hop! All you have to do is become a follower of every person in the lineup, and leave them a comment.

My Mind’s Eye album set

$50 worth of yummy crafting goodies!

$15 GC to Michaels
$15 GC to Joann’s!

You may be might find more along the way! 

Here is the entire line up in case you get lost along the way:








Thank you for helping us celebrate Angela’s 30th Birthday!

Banner Bonanza Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Banner Bonanza Blog Hop!

We're so glad you could join us today! If you've come from Angela's blog, you're in the right place. If you've just come across the hop, please start at the beginning with Ashley at Made Especially For You.

I created... this great banner for my hutch and Valentine decor. Hopefully by Sunday or Monday at the latest I will have the whole hutch decor finished and you can come back and take a look. I used red bazzill cardstock for the pennant. I cut them from two different cartridges and for the life of me cannot find what the base was. The top banner piece was from Birthday Bash and the circle was from George and basic shapes. The bird was cut from Give a Hoot and the Cupid cut from Sweethearts. I then embellished with blingy ribbon, twine, some glitter letters, and some 3 dimensional of my favorite scrap embellishments.

One of my scrapping goals for this year is to make a banner for my hutch for all major holidays/seasons so this hop was absolutely perfect for helping to fulfill that goal.

Banners are so hard to photograph!!!

Here are my pics!

These are the two end pieces...hope I have inspired you!

The patterned paper on this banner was A Muse Studio paper. The twine is also from A Muse. You can get some of that wonderful product here.

We also have some fabulous sponsors giving away prizes
 to those who comment on every stop of the hop!

$15 Gift Certificate

Choice of 10 Sets of Pearls

$10 Gift Certificate

$10 Gift Certificate
*Please visit and "like" her Facebook page as well as leave a comment to be eligible to win*

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Tuesday February 12th at Made Especially For You. To be eligible to win, you must do the following:

1. Become a follower of each blog in the lineup (if you aren't already)
2. Leave a comment on every stop of the hop
3. Be sure to leave your contact information!

Your next stop is Sandy's blog .

Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

Do you love bling?

As some of you know I started a Challenge blog in January with two of my girlfriends. If you didn't know and want to check it out Three Scrappy Gals is the place to go. This month's focus is all about "Our Favorite Things." This week we are sharing all about bling. Each of us have a different favorite bling to share with you. Below is a sneak peek of my project. To see the whole post head on over there and read all about it!