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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Queen Kat Designs 
New Artist Release
~Carrie Hawks~



 Welcome to A Scrap Above, I am happy to be part of QKD
New Artist Release for Carrie Hawks, her designs are amazing!
You should be arriving here from Vicki, if you just stumbled on my blog
and would like to hop please click HERE to start over.

Here is the card I designed using her image,
"Logan Ladybug Fairy Cat"

I must say, I LOVE this! I had so much fun coloring this..
I decided to keep the card simple, I believe this design speaks for itself,
I love how this turned out, I used stickles on the wings and spots
Here is a line up of blogs in the release hop:

Saturday, March 26, 2011

(Click here If you are looking for the Heartache no one Sees blog hop)


~Make Up Your Own Holiday~
Welcome to A Scrap Above & "Make Up Your Own Holiday"
Hosted by the one and only Karel You should be arriving here from 
                          the very talented Audrey, if you just stumbled here and would love 
                         to hop with us, click HERE to start over.

“Karelj is offering an over-all blog candy for those who are hopping along with us. She thought it would be fun to have some holiday-themed candy for this hop--but, of course, made-up holiday items were hard to come by! She decided to do a whole bunch of *regular* holiday themed stamps for you to enjoy. From Fiskars, there is an assorted holiday set; there's an alphabet from All Night Media, a set of 100 plus clear stamps and a storage case from Family Memories, and 5 sets of clear stamps from various dollar bins in big box stores. How to win them? Follow along the blog trail, leaving a comment on each and every blog. On Monday, Karelj will ask her  buddy Randy (random.org) to select a blog number (from the list), a day (Saturday is one, Sunday is two), and a comment number from that blog. Please make sure you have left a reliable way to contact you (email is best, in the safe format of **** at **** dot com ) so you can be notified by her personally. If you don't, she’ll have to select another winner.”
 
Well, on to my project, 
My Holiday is: "Tamale Day"
Each year (for 18 years) my husbands family makes Tamales, normally it's anytime after Thanksgiving till New Years, this is something we will continue,and I do hope to pass it on to my daughters, so this is why I decided to pick this as my Holiday.
Here is a 1 pg LO I made, the photos are from Christmas 2010, my daughter took these and her camera was not too good, hope you enjoy!
Here is the Tamale Day Card I made for the 
"Make up your own Holiday" Challenge
And, well, this is now my favorite!
My sweet mommy came over and made me some 
crochet Tamales she is soooo totally cool, love that lady!
Both the Layout and card are using 
Market Street Stamp Set Bilingual Series "BFFS"

I Hope you enjoyed this, now for the fun stuff!
BLOG CANDY....

 
I want to thank the amazing Abby & Kich for sponsoring my blog hop
Who wants some blog candy?? I have figured I am in so many hops and 
events in March 2011, why not combine everything for a good piece of candy.. 
Now I dont have any Cartridges to giveaway (I only have 10 myself) but I do have
a nice little stash of goodies I will gladly give to one lucky winner, including a little something from 
the amazing  Kich N Bleus Designs.. (I LOVE being part of this Design team)
So, to have a chance at this blog candy, please do these things:

* Leave a comment on THIS post
* Become a follower of my blog

* Subscribe to my blog for email updates (right side, under blinkie)
* Grab my blinkie and post on your wall, let me know you did this
* Try to come back when you can in March for more hops and leave comments
* Sorry, but right now, you must live in the US
* Most of all, have FUN, enjoy the hops, and do something crafty!

Dont forget to hop on over to the amazing Diane

Friday, March 25, 2011


 Welcome to the Heartache No One Sees Faith Blog Hop. If you are hopping with us you should have come from Christel's blog. if you just happened to find this post, please go to www.mypapertreehouse.com so that you can start the hop from the very beginning. Now to the hop:

Women have a very unique way of being strong, yet gentle. through this process we find ourselves many times hiding heartaches that truly affect us, but somehow we cannot bring ourselves to talk about. Sometimes it is because of "what would people say" or because we want to keep a certain image, or even because we are trying to keep our loved ones from becoming worried: we hold on to the heartache and even come to believe that "this is as good as it will ever get". Today we are out in the internet laying our hearts bare before the world. We have come to understand that God IS who He says He is and indeed He will complete the work He has begun, and so we lay our heartache before Him in hopes that He will meet us here. As you go through this hop, take the time to think about your own hidden heartache, and if any of our blogs motivate you to speak about it, leave us a comment or even send us an email. As sisters we should remain together and encourage each other to continue the walk towards His arms: the only place we will find rest and comfort.
Here's how the hop works:
Like last time we have some GRAND Prizes to share with you, plus most of the blog owners are willing to share some RAK with you. In order to qualify for the GRAND Prizes you ought to leave a comment under this thread and become a follower of this blog (if you are not one yet). We are asking that you would also become a follower of paper Tree House Studio on Facebook so that you can stay updated with our challenges and contests. In order to qualify for the RAKS i ask that you would also become a follower of those blogs and leave them a comment with your thoughts about the project they might have created or the story they were willing to share (if any). It can be very humbling to share our hearts with the world, yet the Bible says that our troubles come so that we can console another going through the same thing. My prayer is that the Lord would use this for His Glory as He heals all of our hearts.

Now for the GRAND Prizes:
Paper Tree House Studio:
Scrapbook News and Review Magazine: One Year Subscription
Bella Blvd.: $45 retail value worth of their yummy product
Echo Park: Love Line
Scrapbooks & Stuff: Cricut Your Story
Punky Sprouts:
The Paper Blossom Shop: $25 gift certificate to their shop.

 

Here is a card I made last week for a DT challenge, I am posting it for this blog hop also




 
I want to thank the amazing Abby & Kich for sponsoring my blog hop
Who wants some blog candy?? I have figured I am in so many hops and 
events in March 2011, why not combine everything for a good piece of candy.. 
Now I dont have any Cartridges to giveaway (I only have 10 myself) but I do have
a nice little stash of goodies I will gladly give to one lucky winner, including a little something from 
the amazing  Kich N Bleus Designs.. (I LOVE being part of this Design team)
So, to have a chance at this blog candy, please do these things:

* Leave a comment on THIS post
* Become a follower of my blog

* Subscribe to my blog for email updates (right side, under blinkie)
* Grab my blinkie and post on your wall, let me know you did this
* Try to come back when you can in March for more hops and leave comments
* Sorry, but right now, you must live in the US
* Most of all, have FUN, enjoy the hops, and do something crafty!


Now don't forget to hop on over to Dolores
                              

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Elegant Abby"

DT Post for Queen Kat Designs
Abby designed by Myka Jelina, love her work!
Head on over tot he QKD store to purchase some of these amazing stamps.
Queen Kat Designs web sites:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kich N Bleus Design Team
Digi Stamp Release
Stop by the Kich N Bleus Store to purchase this set and more
Stop by the Kich N Bleus Website to see what the other Design Team projects

I must say, I LOVE this set, I wanted to make a project with each digi, 
but I picked one that seemed to fit me..and made 2 projects.=)
Project 1
Recipe:
5 1/2 x 5 1/2 card, ATG, white cardstock, Kich n Bleus Digi
Riding cardstock sticker Karen Foster, Horse cardstock sticker from stash
crystal stickles, bling, color pencils, patterned paper, from my TX stash (yes, I have a TX stash)
 Project 2
Recipe:
Kich N Bleus digi, colored pencils, white cardstock
wood sign from Hobby Lobby, leather lasso,
Blue Jean paper, cut out Texas State shape
Girl Scout Bluebonnet S.W.A.P. (from last campout)
Zip, 2 way glue..crystal stickles, TEXAS Stickopotamus 50 states sticker

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out all the past Kich N Bleus Designs Digis, you can still purchase them here http://kichnbleusdesignsstore.blogspot.com/

Monday, March 21, 2011

~Tamale Day~


I had so much fun making this card for the March challenge
"Make up your own Holiday"over at 
stop by Karel's blog and vote for my card if you like it at http://kareljcreations.com
my "made up" Holiday is "Tamale Day" each year my Husbands family
makes Tamales, this year will be 19 years, so I am a pro!LOL
And I simply LOVE this stamp, it's the
Market Street Stamps "Bilingual Series BFF
Dont forget to check out their stamps, they are my favorite!
I am also entering  this card in Scrapbookahoic by Abby Challenge #1

Saturday, March 19, 2011

~ If your looking for the St. Patty's Day Blog Hop
Click HERE ~


~The Bunny Hop~
March 19-20
Welcome to "The Bunny Hop" Hosted by Michelle over at Queen of my Craftroom
We have some really 18 talented blogs for you to
hop with today, and you sure don't want to miss the amazing projects
and who know's, maybe even some blog candy, so be sure to visit all 18 blogs.
I'm # 8 in the blog hop, so you should be coming here from
Deborah if you just stumbled on my blog and would like to hop,
start over with Michelle 

Today I made a "Spring Bunny" card, I hope you enjoy
(dont forget to check out my blog candy info after this posting)
This was kind of a challenge for me,I simply do not have
anything Easter but I did enjoy making this card..

Recipe:
All paper is from my stash, pink ribbon, "Happy Spring" digi stamp
colored pencils, crystal stickles, vintage photo distress stickles, book flower,
paints on flower:slick purple, folk art "Rose Shimmer & "Metallic Blue Sapphire".

Don't forget to hop along the BUNNY trail to Dianne

Blog Candy
 
I want to thank the amazing Abby & Kich for sponsoring my blog hop
Who wants some blog candy?? I have figured I am in so many hops and 
events in March 2011, why not combine everything for a good piece of candy.. 
Now I dont have any Cartridges to giveaway (I only have 10 myself) but I do have
a nice little stash of goodies I will gladly give to one lucky winner, including a little something from 
the amazing  Kich N Bleus Designs.. (I LOVE being part of this Design team)
So, to have a chance at this blog candy, please do these things:

* Leave a comment on THIS post
* Become a follower of my blog

* Subscribe to my blog for email updates (right side, under blinkie)
* Grab my blinkie and post on your wall, let me know you did this
* Try to come back when you can in March for more hops and leave comments
* Sorry, but right now, you must live in the US
* Most of all, have FUN, enjoy the hops, and do something crafty!

Don't forget to hop along the BUNNY trail to Dianne

Thursday, March 17, 2011

~St Patty's Day Blog Hop~
March 17-March 19
Hosted by Denise over at "Designs from my Heart


Welcome to A Scrap Above and "St. Patty's Day Blog Hop"
I am so excited and honored to be in Denise's blog hop with all these talented
ladies, I can't wait for you to see all the amazing projects,
so grab your favorite cup of morning drink and get ready to hop..
If you are arriving here from Nicole, then you are on the right track
if you just stumbled on my blog and would like to hop
please start over at Denise's blog


For my project, I decided to purchase this adorable Digi stamp
and now I LOVE it, I can't wait to use it again!
I am also entering this card in the 
Cooking with Cricut Challenge # 21
Sorry the lighting looks bad, I think my camera is messing up =(
Recipe:
Hunter Green & White & brown cardstock
Leprechaun Digi stamp from Digital Delights 
12x12 patterned paper from Michaels
Different colored green cardstock for shamrocks
Shamrocks cut from "A Child's Year" cricut cartridge, pg 31, different sizes
Lucky stamp, 3D Crystal Lacquer for nose, cheeks and shoes
Crystal Stickles for buckle, shamrock,design around "Lucky" & buttons
green ribbon


BLOG CANDY

 
I want to thank the amazing Abby & Kich for sponsoring my blog hop
Who wants some blog candy?? I have figured I am in so many hops and 
events in March 2011, why not combine everything for a good piece of candy.. 
Now I dont have any Cartridges to giveaway (I only have 10 myself) but I do have
a nice little stash of goodies I will gladly give to one lucky winner, including a little something from 
the amazing  Kich N Bleus Designs.. (I LOVE being part of this Design team)
So, to have a chance at this blog candy, please do these things:

* Leave a comment on THIS post
* Become a follower of my blog
* Grab my blinkie and post on your wall, let me know you did this
* Try to come back when you can in March for more hops and leave comments
* Sorry, but right now, you must live in the US
* Most of all, have FUN, enjoy the hops, and do something crafty!


Well the "Luck of the Irish" is sending you on your way, to the very talented
Jill http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com/
March 17, 2011
 "Lucky Leprechaun St Patty's" 
Blog Hop
Hosted by the talented Nicolette

Welcome to A Scrap Above, I am so honored that Nicolette asked me to be
part of her very first blog hop, so get ready for some Good Ol' Irish fun, dont forget
to stop at each blog and leave some Irish Love, you will find loads of great
Ideas and look for some YUMMY  blog candy!
 SO grab your best cup of morning coffee, and start hoppin!
You should be arriving here from the very talented Nicolette herself,
If you stumbled across my blog and would love to hop, click HERE to start over.
On to my project:
I decided to make a Gate Fold Card (my new favorite)
using one of my favorite digi stamps from Kich N Bleus
 I hope you enjoy
Recipe:
Kich n Bleus digi stamp,
Black & White cardstock,
St. Patrick's day paper, Green Bling
Crystal Stickles, Color pencils
ATG tape, KISS ME I'M IRISH" stamp

~BLOG CANDY~
 
I want to thank the amazing Abby & Kich for sponsoring my blog hop
Who wants some blog candy?? I have figured I am in so many hops and 
events in March 2011, why not combine everything for a good piece of candy.. 
Now I dont have any Cartridges to giveaway (I only have 10 myself) but I do have
a nice little stash of goodies I will gladly give to one lucky winner, including a little something from 
the amazing  Kich N Bleus Designs.. (I LOVE being part of this Design team)
So, to have a chance at this blog candy, please do these things:

* Leave a comment on THIS post
* I would love you to become a follower, but only if you like what you see
* Grab my blinkie and post on your wall, let me know you did this
* Try to come back when you can in March for more hops and leave comments
* Sorry, but right now, you must live in the US
* Most of all, have FUN, enjoy the hops, and do something crafty!


Well the "Luck of the Irish" is sending you on your way, to the very talented

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

March Challenge #6
Color Challenge
over at

For the challenge we had to make something 
using the colors Hot Pink
and Chocolate Brown
Here is what I came up with
Hope you like it..
Don't forget to go check out

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

~Deep in Thought~
Moon Fairy
Queen Kat Designs stamp
Moon Fairy by Creepie Cuties
I really think this is so cute..

Queen Kat Design sites:
QKD store
QKD blog

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

 This is my 2nd post for the day, click here for Kich N Bleus



 Welcome to A Scrap Above and Queen Kat Designs
"T3" Challenge
                          
I am so happy, this is my first Triple Tiara Tuesday with Queen Kat Designs
 Each week 3 Royal Court Members (listed below) host a challenge 
on their blog. (the same challenge)
 You start at the QKD blog and visit the 3 challenge hosts on their personal blogs. 
(Leave us some love and a link to your project so we can return the favor.)
 QKD will offer up a $25 stamp gift certificate for you to compete for each month. 
So if you enter each week, you have 4 chances to win the monthly prize of $25
   
This weeks Challenge is a sketch, the challenge blogs are
Bonnie (thats me) Linda and Maria , don't forget to
stop by their blogs and see what they have made..
Here is the sketch we were given:
    
Here is my card using Moon fairy by Creepie Cutie, I love this stamp, enjoy!

Don't forget to stop by:
~Kich N Bleus~
Team Bleus & "Kich Goes Irish"
Welcome to A Scrap Above, I am so happy to be sharing this new 
set of digi stamps "Kich Goes Irish" by Kich n Bleus 
 


Today I decided to make a card using "Pass on the Pint" 
after I made the card, I decided to change it up 
a bit, which one do you like best? 
this is such a cute digi , I simply love it and know you will to.
Card Recipe:
Kich n Bleus digi stamp
Ribbon: Pink, Green, Brown
Stickles: Chrystal
3-D Chrystal Lacquer on the eyes
Luck stamp from my stash
All paper from my scrap bin
Handmade flower cut from an old book


Don't forget to stop in at the Kich N Bleus store to 
purchase your very own set of these digi stamps
Also, stop by the Kich N Bleus blog for more info 


Sunday, March 6, 2011

(If your here for Jenn's B-day Blog Hop, click here

 (Day 1 of Its all about the Green blog hop, click here)
Day 2
 ~It's All About the Green Blog Hop~
March 5-6 

(Blog candy at end of listing)


Welcome to A Scrap Above & "It's all about Green Blog Hop"
hosted by the very talented Kathryn. I am so happy I was able to join this hop.
You should be arriving at my blog from Michelle , if you just stumbled to my blog
and would like to join the hop with us, click here to start over, you don't want to miss
any of the blogs, so grab your favorite morning drink and enjoy the hop!

On to my project, we were asked to make something GREEN..
so for today's project, I wanted to try something new, well it's new for me, =)
I hope you enjoy it!

I made this card after I saw a Girl Scout Troop selling cookies
It reminded me of a couple of yrs ago when I was a Leader of 2 troops (9 yrs)
It was all about the recycling, "Going GREEN" and so on..
So for my card, I tried a new one I had never made before, I wanted
to make something to add some old Troop photos too, I think it turned out great..
Recipe:
Patterned paper: Old Girl Scout K&Company paper
Cardstock from scrap bin
Prima Flowers, Pearl Bling, Ribbon
Perfect Pearls "Forever GREEN"
ATG & Pop dots

Check out the blog candy below or head on over to
your nest stop is Leah , I know you will love her project!

~BLOG CANDY~

 Who LOVES blog candy???  (ME) LOL..
I have figured I am in so many hops and events in March 2011, why not combine everything for 
a good piece of candy.. Now I dont have any Cartridges to giveaway (I only have 9 myself) but I do have 
a nice little stash of goodies I will gladly give to one lucky winner, including a little something from the amazing  Kich N Bleus Designs.. (I LOVE being part of this Design team)
So, to have a chance at this blog candy, please do these things:

* Leave a comment on THIS post
* Come back tomorrow and leave another comment if you can
* I would love you to become a follower, but only if you like what you see
* Grab my blinkie and post on your wall, let me know you did this
* Try to come back when you can in March for more hops and leave comments 
* Sorry, but right now, you must live in the US
* Most of all, have FUN, enjoy the hops, and do something crafty!



Your nest stop is Leah , I know you will love her project!


Saturday, March 5, 2011

(If your here for Jenn's B-day Blog Hop, click here
 

 ~It's All About the Green Blog Hop~
March 5-6 

(Blog candy at end of listing)


Welcome to A Scrap Above & "It's all about Green Blog Hop"
hosted by the very talented Kathryn. I am so happy I was able to join this hop.
You should be arriving at my blog from Michelle , if you just stumbled to my blog
and would like to join the hop with us, click here to start over, you don't want to miss
any of the blogs, so grab your favorite morning drink and enjoy the hop!

On to my project, I had so many ides for this one,
we were asked to make something GREEN,  I love to recycle and
anything with being "green", but in the end, I decided to use some
of my growing scraps, so I made a very simple card, everything
used in this card, started out at sometime being part of another project,
these are things that "did not work for me" at the time, I feel this is a great way
to "stay green".  So on to my card, I really hope you like it.
Recipe:
White cardstock
Patterned Cardstock
Ribbon, pearl
Quilled Shamrock ( already made hearts from Quilling Blog Hop)
Only thing "new" I made some Green Glimmer Mist using Perfect Pearls

~BLOG CANDY~


 Who LOVES blog candy???  (ME) LOL..
I have figured I am in so many hops and events in March 2011, why not combine everything for 
a good piece of candy.. Now I dont have any Cartridges to giveaway (I only have 9 myself) but I do have 
a nice little stash of goodies I will gladly give to one lucky winner, including a little something from the amazing  Kich N Bleus Designs.. (I LOVE being part of this Design team)
So, to have a chance at this blog candy, please do these things:

* Leave a comment on THIS post
* Come back tomorrow and leave another comment if you can
* I would love you to become a follower, but only if you like what you see
* Grab my blinkie and post on your wall, let me know you did this
* Try to come back when you can in March for more hops and leave comments 
* Sorry, but right now, you must live in the US
* Most of all, have FUN, enjoy the hops, and do something crafty!


Your nest stop is Leah , I know you will love her project!


Friday, March 4, 2011


Jenn's Birthday Blog Hop
March 4-6, 2011

Welcome to A Scrap Above & Jenn's Birthday Blog Hop
I want to wish a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a very talented lady, 
I am so honored to be celebrating her Birthday with her.
So grab your favorite morning drink and join us for 35 talented blogs
You should have come form Denise's blog, if not, click here to start over.


Now onto my project, this was not my first card, my Shih-Tzu puppy decided she 
loved the first one and tried to eat it, that will teach me no to leave my card box open!
SO, with that said, here is my 2nd card, I hear Jenn LOVES Turtles,
so I found this really cute digi stamp at "Whimsie Doodles"
Hope you enjoy, and dont forget to wish Jenn a Happy Birthday!
 I simply LOVE this digi stamp!
Recipe:
Cardstock: Hot Pink & Black
Lime Green paper
Digi Turtle Stamp
Ribbon, Bling
Prima Flowers
ATG Tap Gun
Happy Birthday Stamp
(Happy Birthday stamped w/ Silver Acrylic Paint Dabber)
Stickles: Crystal
Gell Pen: Silver  
Sweet Treats cart for scallop back ground cut at 3 1/2


~BLOG CANDY~



 Who LOVES blog candy???  (ME) LOL..
I have figured I am in so many hops and events in March 2011, why not combine everything for 
a good piece of candy.. Now I dont have any Cartridges to giveaway (I only have 9 myself) but I do have 
a nice little stash of goodies I will gladly give to one lucky winner, including a little something form the amazing Kich N Bleus Designs.. (I LOVE being part of this Design team)
So, to have a chance at this blog candy, please do these things:

* Leave a comment on THIS post
* Come back tomorrow and leave another comment if you can
* I would love you to become a follower, but only if you like what you see
* Grab my blinkie and post on your wall, let me know you did this
* Try to come back when you can in March for more hops and leave comments 
* Sorry, but right now, you must live in the US
* Most of all, have FUN, enjoy the hops, and do something crafty!



    Your next stop is the talented  Becky , I know you will LOVE what she has created!
                                                       

                               
    ~Blog Candy Alert~



     Who LOVES blog candy???  (ME) LOL..
    I have figured I am in so many hops and events in March, why not combine everything for 
    a good piece of candy.. Now I dont have any Cartridges to giveaway (I only have 9 myself) but I do have 
    a nice little stash of goodies I will gladly give to one lucky winner, including a little something form the amazing Kich N Bleus Designs.. (I LOVE being part of this Design team)
    For a chance to win this candy:
    * Leave a comment on as many blog hops in March you can
    * You must leave a way to contact you (email) if you dont, I may have to pick another winner
    * I would love you to become a follower, but only if you like what you see
    * Grab my blinkie and post on your wall, let me know you did this
    * Sorry, but right now, you must live in the US
    * Most of all, have FUN, enjoy the hops, and do something crafty!

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011

    Altered Scrap Wood
    &
    "Get Crafty Collection"



    I really enjoyed making this altered piece of wood, I think I will hang it in my scrap room after we move.

    Altered Wood
    Old piece of wood from a desk
    Folk art Paints: Wicker White,Metallic Antique Gold, Real Black, Solid Bronze
    Clear Decoupage Satin finish glue
    Gold spray glitter
    Black Bling & Ribbon from my stash
    Handmade flower:
    Plantin Schoolbook cart pg 76 Italic feature :

    Red, Green, Purple, 1 cut per color per size ( 4' , 3 1/2 , 3' , 2 1/2 , 2' , 1 1/2 , 1' )


    Hope you enjoy!

    Tuesday, March 1, 2011


    KICH N BLEUS BLOG HOP
    WINNER


    Using random.org, here it is:
    and the winner is
    Christel A.K.A. One Scrappin Sista, here is what she had to say:
    What a cute card. I love the coloring! Great job. TFS and the chance to win. http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com Thanks Christel for visiting my blog, please contact me at ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com
    Stop by Queen Kat Designs today


    You will get a chance to win a $25 rubber stamp gift certificate from QKD
    when you join their challenge
    Stop by Queen Kat Designs for all the details
    This week's challengers are :
    Stop by their blogs and show some love!