Pocket Full of Sunshine Blog Hop

Welcome to the
If you have just stumbled upon the hop, Lissa Marie is our host at So Many Crafts, So Little Time today, if you came from

Sarah's Blog

you are in the right spot. If not, head back to Lissa Marie's blog so you don't miss a thing! Please grab your cup of coffee or favorite beverage, relax as you browse through the awesome bright and cheerful projects we have made for you, and get ready to win some blog candy!
Another great reason to comment on each blog other than leaving a blogger feeling warm and fuzzy inside, is so you can also win with some blog candy too!
I love Sunshine so when I heard about this hop I immediately said, " IM IN"!
This is what I have made for you today, this makes my day feel like there is a little more sunshine in it.

My layout today is for my daughter who lives all the way in Oregon...so I (her mom) and my youngest daughter (her sister) and my grandchildren ( here niece and nephews) decided we would send her a box of Florida Sunshine. I gave her several years ago one of those really nice Creative Memory Wall Hangers that you can put up layouts on. Well, she does not scrapbook so my job is to keep it furnished with scrapbook layouts throughout the year. (Something I fail miserably at!) So I jump at the chance to create a layout for her. So when the theme of this blog hop was announced I knew that was perfect. Due to it being the very end of the school year and end of baseball season we were crunched for time to get the rest of the box ready. If you come back here on Thursday of this next week I will have a pic of the rest of the box for you. My grandchildren are working on creating something for "their" Aunt Holly...whom they adore I might add! So, here is my layout...Aunt Holly came during the summer of 2011 and we went to Epcot one day while she was here. This is a picture taken of the three kids and her while there. She will be very excited about this layout.

Now for the good stuff!
Our sponsor today is Ellen at CardMonkey's Paper Jungle.

She will be awarding a $20 Close To My Heart gift certificate to one lucky blog hopper. To be qualified for this drawing, please comment on all participating blogs.
Just be sure to leave a comment at So Many Crafts, So Little Time to let us know you have done your part to be entered into the drawing.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for more blog candy offered throughout the hop. Some blogs are offering extra perks on their own! If they are offering even more blog candy. they all have their own requirements for you to win, so don't forget to read the rules for each one.

Thank you for taking the time out to check out my project, if you like my project and you are not already a follower, you are encouraged to add your email in the subscribe area to get updates right in our inbox or follow my via BlogLovin! Keep clicking for more Pockets Full of Sunshine!

Your next stop is with Beth

Here is the line up to help you navigate through..
  1.  Lissa Marie www.somanycrafts.com
  2.  Janet Royer www.janetscreativeworld.blogspot.com
  3.  Anita Cannon  www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
  4.  Cicily www.pinkdalmationscrapper.blogspot.com
  5.  Lucy  www.love2createitall.com
  6.  Ellen http://cardmonkeyspaperjungle.com/
  7. Sarah - http://itswhatkeepsmesane.blogspot.com/
  8. Teresa-http://freshandrenewed.blogspot.com/
  9. Beth ~ http://thecraftyscrapyard.blogspot.com/
  10. Shawnee - http://quiverofangels.blogspot.com/
  11. Holli - http://SunflowerHolli.blogspot.com/
  12. Jessi - www.mylifeinartsncrafts.com
  13.  Daphne- http://craftyscrpsofstuff.blogspot.com

It's Design Team Day!

Challenge:   Use a Bike

Dates:  May 21-27,  2013

Hello Everyone.  I scrapbook a mixture of whatever inspires me  along with a little dab of chronological scrapping. Cause they HAVE to go in those albums in a very orderly fashion...heehee. So today, I have a layout from Easter 2011. It was a very special one cause both of my children that live here were there. That does not always happen. Well, I hope you like the layout and get inspired to "take a ride" down memory lane!

I used Echo Park's Sweet Day Collection for this layout along with some bling and pearl embellishments.

So head on over to Cuttin' and Stampin' to see all the other inspirations for this week.

My Very First Shaped Card!

Challenge:   Shaped Cards 

Dates:  May 14-20,  2013

I created my first shaped card today. This is very simple and did not exactly turn out like I had envisioned, however, it is going in a box I am sending to my daughter in Oregon. The theme of the box is "Here's your Florida Sunshine." So I hope you enjoy this very simple, easy to make card....maybe you could even think of a way for me to make this card a little better. 

I cut out the sun from Hello Kitty Greetings at 6". The base of the card is the blackout cut welded together at the very tip top. I outlined the face cuts with a Stampin' Up orange marker. Then, I outlined the edges of the sun with a gold glitter Gelly Roll pen. (you cannot see this in my image.)

Head on over to Cuttin and Stampin to see all the shaped cards this week and to link up and join our challenge!