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Thursday, April 28, 2011

~39 & Glamorous Blog Hop~
Retreat Update:

I have had a family emergency, I will be out of town on May 1, 2011, I need to extend the Scrapbook Retreat giveaway until May 8, 2011..
If you were in the hop or visited the hop and collected all 13 clues, please add your project to the link so you can go in the drawing to win the retreat..
Here is the link to add your project, just scroll down to the end of the hop info. (right before all the comments)
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com/2011/04/39-glamorous-blog-hop-april-15-april-17.html

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

~Kich N Bleus Design Team Post~


It's another Kich N Bleus Release! I love these digi stamps, they are so much fun to work with..
 For my DT project today, I was given 2 digi's to work with, I picked "Mother Earth",
 I really love this one, and well, it's perfect for me since my B-day is on Earth Day each year.
I am trying to make something different with each post, so this week I made a "Corner Bookmark"
I really enjoyed making this, hope you enjoy.
 ~BLOG CANDY~
To win, all you need to do is 
**Visit Kich N Bleus Store
**Leave a comment on what 2 free digis you want if you win =)
Thanks it, very easy!!
Feel free to become a follower if you like what you see
you can also subscribe to my blog (top right)

For my blog candy, I am offering 2 FREE Kich N Bleus digi stamps from the new collection
You can take your pick, just head on over to Kich N Bleus Store and let me know what 2 digis you like
out of the "Kich N Nature Mini Collection" or  "Kich A La Mexicana Mini Collection" 
Random.org will pick the winner Wednesday April 27 by 12:00 PM CST
                                     

Monday, April 25, 2011

~Paper Craft World DT~
Flower Theme
Challenge

Good Morning bloggers! Today I am going to share a card with you,
this digi is from Paper Craft World, Have you seen Melin's new site?

So this week's challenge is flowers.  You have to use them on your project.  You can get her cute digis either at her store and/or by subscribing to her weekly newsletter.  So sign up and get in on the fun. 

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Toadally Frogs Blog Hop click HERE
Home Decor Day 1 chick HERE, Day 2 click HERE
Easter Layout

Here is an Easter LO I made for the Ester Challenge
over at Queen of my Craftroom



I am entering this in these challenges:

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Day 1 Home Decor Hop click HERE
Toadally Frogs Blog Hop click HERE

~Home Decor Hop~
Day 2
April 22-April 24


Welcome to A Scrap Above & "Home Decor Blog Hop"
Hosted by Faith over at Faithful Creations
I am so happy Faith asked me to join her hop.
So grab your morning cup of coffee and get ready
for some really great projects!
You should be arriving at my blog from the very talented

Jessica, if you are just here checking out my blog and would love to 
visit the blog hop, click HERE to start over.

For todays project, I decided to make something I had planned for 
a few years, my kitchen has always (and always will be) COFFEE,..=)
(dont mind my finger print under the "f")
so I dug in my "to do" crafts and found some old coffee stamp I bought back in early 2000
and some wood blocks from Hobby Lobby a few years back, black paint, Decoupage satin finish,
twine and some old black wood beads and a couple of silver beads, hot glue, Stone Script cricut cart  cut at 1 3/4 with some Gold foil paper form my stash..

I do hope you enjoy, I will have another project posted tomorrow, 
it will be simple but looks great in my living room.
I am sorry I do not have blog candy for this hop, but I still enjoy reading your comments 
and love followers, feel free to follow me if you like what you see, you can also subscribe to my blog (top right)

Time to go check out what Linda has made, I know you will simply love it!
Click HERE for the "Home Decor Blog Hop"


Toadally Frogs Blog Hop

 April 23-24



Welcome to A Scrap Above &  Toadally Frogs Blog Hop
Hosted by the one and only amazing Karel..
I was Toadally happy when Karel asked if I wanted to be in her hop, 
I LOVE frogs, I think they are the cutest =))
You should be arriving at my blog from Nicolette
If you are just visiting my blog and would love to check out this 
Toadally cool hop, click HERE to start over.


For my project, I decided to try some more quilling, 
I am really starting to love this craft..
Hope you enjoy!
What do you think? 
This fun loving card toadally took me hours to make...
Sorry the paper is not the best, I could not
get to any of my paper tonight, so this is what I had on hand..=(
I will probably make a new card tomorrow and add the frog to that one..
I hope you enjoyed my project, take some time and go try 
quilling yourself, its a lot of fun, you can find so much online..
I dont have blog candy this time around, but I do love reading your comments!
Feel free to become a follower if you like what you see, you can also subscribe to my blog (top right) 


Your next stop in the hop is Lisa


Friday, April 22, 2011


~Home Decor Hop~

April 22-April 24


Welcome to A Scrap Above & "Home Decor Blog Hop"
Hosted by Faith over at Faithful Creations
I am so happy Faith asked me to join her hop.
So grab your morning cup of coffee and get ready
for some really great projects!
You should be arriving at my blog from the very talented


Jessica, if you are just here checking out my blog and would love to 
visit the blog hop, click HERE to start over.

When faith told me the theme of her hop, I knew what I would make
I have had this vinyl print out since 2009, just had not taken the time
to make something with it.. I am very happy with the turn out..
Hope you enjoy!
Here is the project with our family photos <3 
Recipe: (this will be fun)
very old piece of wood from 1990 =) Vinyl print from some cricut cartridge 
Folk art paints: Pearl White, Wicker White, Real Black, Licorice
Hot Glue, 2 random flowers, Sand Paper, Royal Coat Decoupage Satin Finish
water, old rags, paint brush..
"Sand wood, paint blacks, then whites, then dry, sand and wash, sand some more, dry brush a little white then black, wipe off, let dry, decoupage, let dry. .add Vinyl print, hot glue flowers//"


I hope you enjoyed my project, become a follower of my blog if you like what you see, I add new projects every week, you can also subscribe to my blog (top right) and get email updates on my postings
Time to go check out what Linda has made, I know you will simply love it!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Butterflies & Blogs
April 21,2011



Welcome to A Scrap Above and "Butterflies & Blogs"
hosted by the very talented Laura over at "Making Pretty Things"
So grab your favorite cup of coffee and have some fun with us!
You should be arriving here from Paula , if you are just here to check out my
blog, come on over and hop with us, click HERE to start over...

We were asked to make anything with Butterflies,
so here is what I came up with hope you like it!

"Quilled Flight"



Thank you for visiting my blog, if you like what you see,
feel free to become a follower and subscribe to my blog..


Your next stop will be the very talented  Linda

Monday, April 18, 2011

Winners for my 39 & Glamorous Blog Hop:

( Sorry this is so late.. I fell asleep at my computer, just woke up an hour later.. I really need to start getting more sleep...)
 


Winner of "I Got Lucky Scraps" # 39 Sher @  Patterns By Sher
Winner of "Kich N Bleus" is........# 45 Nicole @  Creations by Mommy


Winner of "Shelley Bean Stamps"  # 75 Christel @ "Scrappin' Sista"

Winner of "Tickled Pink Stamps"  # 47 "PixiesDelight"

Winner of "Scrappin Hens" # 63 Cindy @ "ScrappinC"


Winner of "Paper Crafting World"  # 32 Lisa R @ "Lisa's Paper Addiction"


Congratulations!! I will send each of you an email in the morning, if you see this before then, please contact me with your information so I can pass it on to the correct sponsor.

my email address is:
ascrapabove at aol dot com 



Friday, April 15, 2011

~39 & Glamorous Blog Hop~

April 15-April 17, 201

 Welcome to A Scrap Above & my "39 & Glamorous Blog Hop"
I want to say Thank You to all the wonderful ladies that joined my
Birthday Hop, and the talent alone on this hop will blow your mind!!!
So grab that yummy cup of coffee and get ready to hop, please be sure
to stop at each blog and leave a comment,then follow the challenge at the end..


Blog Hop Sponsors:
(Random.org will pick the winners on Monday night 4-18-11)
 I Got Lucky Scraps
http://www.igotluckyskraps.com/
Kich n Bleus
( become a follower & leave a comment you were sent from this blog hop)
   http://kichnbleusdesignsstore.blogspot.com/
Shelley Bean Stamps

 (become a follower, leave a comment you were sent  from the blog hop)
http://shelleybeanstamps.blogspot.com/
Tickled Pink Stamps
http://www.tickledpinkstamps.com.au/
Scrappin Hens ($10.00 Gift certificate to Scrappin Hens)
http://scrappinhens.com/store/
Paper Crafting World ($10.00 gift certificate / download)

(become a follower & leave a comment you were sent from the blog hop)
http://www.papercraftingworld.blogspot.com/


~GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY~

(Random.org will pick the winner via Live Ustream on 5-1-11, time TBA)
Scrappin'  Goodtime  Scrapbook Retreat for Two
4 days/3 nights $390.00 retail value
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Scrappin-Goodtime
~End of Hop Challenge~
For the Scrapbook Retreat, we are hosting an end of hop challenge, here is the info
There are 13 clues randomly placed on 13 blogs, as you find these, write them down, they will help 
you with the CHALLENGE.. The very last blogger, Lisa, will have information on what to do with the challenge..


Now that we have that out of the way, time for some fun! Grab your favorite cup of coffee
and let's start hopping!!
For my project, I decided to make a Cupcake holder since I had never made one, and it has one of my favorite things.. **~SKELETON KEYS~** I love it!!!
I also made this fun Easel card,  hope you enjoy!
Card Recipe:
Black & Purple & Pink carstock
Pink paper, crystal stickles, bling
White ribbon, 3 flowers, ATG tape

Cupcake Holder Recipe: 
white, purple, Hot Pink cardstock
Bling, ATG tape gun,Pink & Purple Perfect Pearls 

carts used: Indie Art Skull and **~Skeleton Keys~**
Sweet Treats cupcake holder (dont  remember the cut size)


~Blog Candy~
I will have some yummy blog candy to give to 1 person, here is what you need to do:
  • Comment on ALL blogs (I will be checking this)
  • Become a follower if you are not
  • for an extra entry, subscribe to my blog (right side of blog) come back and let me know
  • for another entry post my button on your blog come back and let me know
  • Join in on the End of hop Challenge 
I will use Random.org to pick the winner on Monday night 4-18-11


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

                         Bonnie  (you are here)
               Laura  (NEXT)
Vickie
Shelley
Janie
Jess
Jennifer
Jessica
Alina
Shannon
Paula
Christel
Norma
Nancy
Karel
Jenny
Olga
Melin
Yolie
Ellen
Margie
Kristi
Holly
Abby
Nicole
Linda
Jenny
Becky
Kris
Stampin Dymonz
Meighen
Corri
Pam
Faith
Lisa


I hop you enjoyed my project, and thank you for stopping by my
"39 & Glamorous Blog Hop"
Dont forget to drop by on Saturday to see more of my Birthday party project!
(Friday night update: my project for Saturday will be posted later in the day)

 Your next stop will be the amazing and talented
Laura http://makinprettythings.com/





Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Click HERE for " Celebration of the Heart" blog hop Day 1
Click HERE for "Celebrations of the Heart blog hop Day 2

~ Lighter Side of Dark~
Today Queen Kat Design has a New Line Release & Blog Hop
SO grab your favorite cup of coffee and hop with us..
You should be making your way to my blog from Linda, if you stumbled on my blog and would like to hop, chick HERE to start over..
And you will all love these stamps!
I had so much fun working with this one..
So,here is my card, hope you enjoy it.
~DARK ALICE~
See, I told you it was great! =)

Recipe for card:
Black cardstock cut at 4x11
Clock pattern paper cut (a little under 4x5)
ATG tape, blue, red, crystal stickles
red ribbon, color pencils, pop dots
color box chalk ink, and loads of FUN..=)
While your here, dont forget to stop by and purchase some of these really amazing stamps, along with many other designs..by checking out these sites...
Queen Kat Design Facebook:
Please join the royal court for a blog hop. There will be a  stamp release tonight on QKD Facebook page at 7pm PST! Please jump over to Janie 
Click HERE for " Celebration of the Heart" blog hop


(Not sure why this did not post early today)
Celebrations of the Heart 
Blog Hop Day 2


Welcome to A Scrap Above & "Celebrations of the Heart Blog Hop
I want to thank Alina for asking me to join her amazing hop.
So what aer you waiting for? Grab your best morning cup of coffee and get ready for
some amazing talent and wonderful projects!
You should be arriving at my blog from the very talented Paula if you just stumbled 
on my blog and would love to hop, please click HERE to start over..

Today's project is a 1 page 12x12 LO, this is kind of "photo happy"
hope you guys enjoy..
  
Layout Sentiment:
"Once Upon A time...
the ties that bind...
through thick & thin...
FAMILY"

And WOW... I must say, I am very happy & proud to be part of this crazy, wild out of control
fun loving, getting on my nerves, blood runs thicker then water,still together family..
In photos: my Mommy & Daddy, my oldest sister, and my oldest brother,
I am the baby of the family ... AWWWWWW =)

LO Recipe:
DCWV "Once upon A time" 12x12 paper
ATG tape, pearl bling, random cardstock
Photos of my family..
and LOADS of LOVE!

BLOG CANDY:
(I will be combining all comments on this week's postings into 1)
I was not going to have candy, but well, thats no fun for me!!
So, I will have a little something to give away for one lucky winner
here is what you will need to do to be put in the random.org drawing:
  • Visit all blogs in this hop,leave a comment on this post
  • Stop by my "Lighter side of Dark" post for today and comment HERE
  • Become a follower of my blog if you like what you see
  • Subscribe to my blog for email update 
  • ** Come back tomorrow for another posting on the blog hop, leave a comment on that post
  • **Come back on Friday for my 39th Birthday Blog Hop, and hop with us**
Now it's time to continue the hop to the very talented Lisa

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Click HERE for " Celebration of the Heart" blog hop
Click HERE for Kich N Bleus DT Mini blog hop

Queen of my Craftroom 
DT 3-D Challenge

It's time for another challenge with Queen of my Craftroom
I really enjoyed making my project..
My inspiration for this, hmmm, something I now want to do! =)
Hope you enjoy.
(If you are looking for "Celebration of the Heart" Blog Hop, click HERE)

Kich N Bleus
DT Post
Bleus Team

Today for my posting, I used this adorable digi by Kich n Bleus
Dont forget to check out the store to purchase your set!
 Now on to my project..
Here is the front of the card
I love this digi, she looks so sweet..And yes, that is an Action Wobble!

Now dont forget to stop by the rest of the Bleus DT to see what they have posted,
I know you will love their talent..
Sonya~~http://sonyaspapertrail.blogspot.com/
Tere~~http://terecontodomicorazon.blogspot.com/
Bonnie~~ http://www.ascrapabove.blogspot.com/  (ME)
Kristen~~ http://www.fantabulouslypink.blogspot.com/
Jen~~ http://www.huffinatorshangout.blogspot.com/

And dont forget to stop by the Kich N Bleus store.
Kich N Bleus Designs~~ www.kichnbleusdesigns.com

Celebrations of the Heart 
Blog Hop
April 12-April 13, 2011

Welcome to A Scrap Above & "Celebrations of the Heart Blog Hop
I want to thank Alina for asking me to join her amazing hop.
So what aer you waiting for? Grab your best morning cup of coffee and get ready for
some amazing talent and wonderful projects!
You should be arriving at my blog from the very talented Paula if you just stumbled 
on my blog and would love to hop, please click HERE to start over..


Well, for my Card, my inspiration is non other then my wonderful parents,
they have been married since 1967, and are still just as cute!
Love ya Mom & Daddy! =))
awww, I can be soo sweet..LOL
Here is my Card, hope you enjoy!!
this is the front of the card
The inside..
And this is the amazing couple,
my Mommy & Daddy!!!

Recipe for card:
DCWV 12x12 paper "Once Upon a Time"
12x12 cardboard paper for card itself
Black wire ribbon, ATG tape gun, bling
Beautiful Pink Flower (I did not make this, I won it in a blog hop)

Photo of my happy parents from June 3,1967
white cool looking ribbon on photo
Pink cardstock from my stash, Color box chalk for inking..

BLOG CANDY:
(I will be combining all comments on this week's postings into 1)
I was not going to have candy, but well, thats no fun for me!!
So, I will have a little something to give away for one lucky winner
here is what you will need to do to be put in the random.org drawing:
  • Visit all blogs in this hop,leave a comment on this post
  • Stop by my Kich N Bleus posting for today, and comment HERE
  • Become a follower of my blog if you like what you see
  • Subscribe to my blog for email update 
  • ** Come back tomorrow for another posting on the blog hop, leave a comment on that post
  • **Come back on Friday for my 39th Birthday Blog Hop, and hop with us**
Now it's time to continue the hop to the very talented Lisa


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Queen Kat Design
DT Posting
~Toxic Tag~

It's the first Wednesday in April, so that means 
A new release over at Queen Kat Designs
This month, I am so happy to get to play 
with more of Myka Jelina designs, so 
here is what I am sharing today..
I had a great time with this stamp, but I did not want to make the same old boring card
so I decided to make a book mark this time, I need something to help me keep up where 
I am reading, and this toxic stamp goes perfect with my Dean Koontz books!  =)
Recipe for card:
3 QKD Myka Jelina Stamp
Stickles for wings, flowers, 3-D Lacquer for eyes,
scrap cuts from a cricut cart ..
Time Holtz distressed ink
some fabulous fibers..

Now dont forget to head on over to these sites:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

O.B.O Guest Designer

Here is a TOADALLY cute card I made for my guest design spot today
over on One by one the Flamingos are stealing my Sanity"
Hope you like it!

Welcome to A Scrap Above & Queen Kat Designs 
"T3" Challenge

         Welcome to the April release day of a new batch of gorgeous Queen Kat Designs stamps! Get inspired and show us your creation with this week's Triple Tiara Tuesday challenge!             
 
This weeks Challenge is a sketch, the challenge blogs are
Bonnie (thats me)  Gretchen and Valerie , don't forget to
stop by their blogs and see what they have made..
Here is the sketch we were given:
 And here is my card using Myka Jelina's 
April Kit.
Recipe for card:
QKD Stamp designed by Myka Jelina, QKD Sketch
colored pencils, color box ink, crystal stickles (on her wings)
3-D Lacquer (on eyes), pink bling, lime green ribbon
Girlie Glitter paper from stash.

I hope you enjoyed..
Dont forget to stop by these amazing blogs:

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Kich N Bleus Challenge # 1
Spring

The Kich spring collection will be available this Tuesday April 5th!! 
It took me no time to pick my digi for this challenge, here is my card and the inspiration behind it...
Dont you just love this digi? Simply beautiful is what I have to say..
Last weekend my beautiful neice got married, and she had Calla Lily's
in her wedding, when I saw this digi, I thought of my niece, so here's to you kid..=)  

Recipe:
Kich n Bleus digi
Yellow, Black & blue(?) cardstock
ATG, hot glue, black ribbon, color pencils
Calla Lily flowers from niece's wedding

We have for you a NEW MONTHLY fun challenge for you and tons of inspiration !!!
We will give you ONE whole month to enter the challenge and the coolest part of all you can enter as many times as you wish! Just make sure you are following the rules!

For every challenge we will ask that you use a digital image. Since we know that you might not have a Kich N Bleus image we are going to have a FREE image that has never been released before! How awesome is that! Now, we also understand that you might NOT feel inspired to use that image.... well here is the inspiration.... IF you use a Kich n Bleus image on your project then you will automatically get 2 entries!!! Yes!!! 2 entries on the challenge for using ANY Kich N Bleus image!!! How cool is that?!!? AND yes!!!! there is more!!!! Because it is our very first challenge we want to make sure that you get all the inspiration EVERY ENTRY IS A WINNER!!!!!! We have a MINI COLLECTION "Fairy Kich N Flowers" JUST FOR THOSE WHO ENTER THE CHALLENGE!!! This Mini-Collection will NOT be sold!

How is that for inspiration!!! So, let's get this party started!!!!

Here are the rules to follow:


*** Link your ORIGINAL post with project up to Inlinks

*** Mention that your project is for KICH N BLEUS CHALLENGE #1

*** Deadline for this challenge will be midnight April 30th PST

 *** Project of your choice (card, LO, altered item, ect.) 

***You have to use a DIGI image and Spring related!

 *** And most importantly, HAVE FUN!!

Here is the link to Kich n Bleus: 
http://www.kichnbleusdesigns.com/




Friday, April 1, 2011

TAMALE DAY

Less then 24 hours to vote for my Tamale Day card, seems my card tied with another one.. Please stop by http://kareljcreations.com and vote for my "TAMALE DAY"  card, I would LOVE to win this cartridge!
~Scrappy Hugs~