Saturday, July 2, 2011

SURPRISE 100 Cartridge Blog Hop

Surprise 100 Cartridge Blog Hop 

Congratulations Erica & Mike!! I’m actually Celebrating with Erica Right now! Yes, I’m a very lucky girl to be such good Friends with her!

Welcome, Glad you’ve made it this far! This is my VERY FIRST BLOG HOP EVER! Hope You Enjoy Your Visit! You should have Hippity Hopped on over from TERRY’S!! If you have just happened upon my blog, please start at the Beginning of this fantastically Exciting Blog Hop with Erica's blog

If you have Never visited my Blog Before, Welcome!! Just a Quick Note, this New Blogging/crafting adventure started about 3 weeks ago for me. The challenge I have given myself, is to only use crafting material that I get donated to me, have had from the past, something I reuse or recycle, or something I buy used or on a super duper clearance. I'm not buying anything brand new!! 
Make Sure you check back for Going Green Tips!

The Theme of this blog hop was very fitting for me since my hubby, Eric, and I just celebrated our 5th Wedding Anniversary June 17th.  Here are a few Pictures of our Wedding Day!
My Grandma did all my flowers!

One of My Favorite's from My Parent's Back Yard

At my Parents Before The Wedding

I couldn't decide exactly what to do for this Blog Hop, so I did 3  smaller projects.

This first Layout I did b/c I love Music, I love Weddings & I love Purple! 
Cartridges: Wrap It Up, George and Basic Shapes & Home Decor
Paper: Background Brown & Bride Hair-Used Cardboard from Back of a paper Pack
The music Note Paper was something I had from my scrapping days 7 years ago, no idea where it came from, I'm sure it was nothing expensive! And the Purple came from my friend Jennifer.

This Second Project I did was Because I love this picture of my hubby & I on our Wedding Day! I love that you can see Jesus in the Center!!! 
The Cartridge: George and Basic Shapes
Stamps: Clearance from Big Lots, don't even know the brand name
Paper: Donated Card Stock that I tore
Also used Water Color Pencils on the stamps that I found in the basement from years ago
The Pretty Stringy Stuff is Darice Finishing Accents that I bought 7 years ago
The ink is Stazon
I really Enjoyed this one the best b/c it's focused on my hubby & I more, and I don't have a handmade scrapbook of our wedding day yet!! This will be the beginning!

This third project is a card for Erica on her Wedding Day.
The card I got donated to me years ago. 
The Embellishments are Jolee's by You 3-d Embellishments (Bought 5 years ago)
Pencils: Water Color Pencils
And the Stamp is borrowed from my Friend Jennifer
The Ink is StazOn
After I stamped the Wedding Bells on, and colored them in with Water Color Pencils, I smudged them with a paper towel for something a little different. 

Okay, What would my first blog hop be without some candy on the side? Here is what I have to Share, Fits Right in with the Theme!! 4 Different Sheets of Wedding Themed Stickers!

For a Chance to WIN these:
1. Please Be A Follower of my Blog
2. Please Be my Facebook Friend
3. Leave me a Comment!! 
(Did I do Okay on my First Blog Hop?)
Please Leave your Email Address So I can Contact You if you Win!!

Here's Who You Should Have Already Visited Today: 
1. My Cricut Craft Room
2. Alishia Gaff
3 Amanda Haynes
4. Amanda Hernandez
5 Autumn Johnson Willis
6 Charlotte Simpson Cornett
7 Connie Benford Layman
8. Courtney Larson
9. Gayle Shrader
10. Heather Flaherty
11 Heather Hammen Sipes
11 Jamie Lindstrom (Scrapbookingprincess Jamie)
13. Jen Roseman
14 Jennifer Rethorn Lundy
15 Julie Davis-Perez
16. Justina Almanza
17. Kathleen Schriber
18 Kassidy Thomas
19 Lezlye Lauterbach-Hardwick
20 Mayra Alonso
21 Linda Kuniyoshi
22 Lucinda Gibson
23 Michelle Hull
24 Nina Wilson
25. Patricia Holloway
26. Ricki Sholler Tidd
27 Rosa Kleyman
28. Scrappin Dhilly
29 Sue-Ann Lovell
30 Tammy Androsky
31. Terry Meyers
32. Tina Ondrus Keller
Blog Candy


  1. Super cute projects. Happy to have gotten a chance to see you today at the wedding. =)

  2. Cute stuff and you did great for your first blog hop!!! Look forward to seeing more of your projects.

  3. Tina you did a GREAT job!!! It was so much fun seeing you this afternoon on ustream!
    Thanks for sharing your wedding pics with us! Charlotte

  4. very cute
    your wedding was Beautiful thanks for sharing your own wedding photos

  5. all of them are so pretty!! good job! love the tulle dress on the last one!

  6. Love your projects! Thanks so much for sharing your wedding pictures with us and also for the ustream of Erica's wedding today, it was beautiful!

  7. Congrats. We just celebrated our 23rd anniversary! Went to your fb. Following blog. Thanks!

  8. OMG Thanks for showing everyone what can be done with what you have! Great job! Your wedding pics are lovely and thanks for helping to add us to the wedding today!

  9. Tina you did a great job! Thanks for sharing your wedding pics with us! :)

  10. Great job! you were a beautiful bride!

    Debbie @

  11. you did great for your first hop! Love the torn look, gonna have to try that!

  12. Well Tina this is the end of the hop and I can see that you worked hard giving us alot of eye candy in your paper creations....:O) You are very talented! I really enjoyed your first scrapbook page - love the design and colors. Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself.

    Connie Gail

  13. You did an AWESOME job on your first hop and thank you so much for sharing your pictures with us! You were a stunning bride!!! Very pretty projects too! From one Mela-fan to another - thanks for sharing!!!

  14. you were just as beautiful a bride and your bestie. gorgeous.

    i'm already a follower and could i
    'not be'?

  15. I loved everything....I now on a budget and have way too much stuff. Im going to lift your idea of using what I hae and not buy stuff, recycle ect !!

  16. New follower,Great lo,Pictures are beautiful,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  17. I like the layouts. These are very good!

  18. This is my first hop too!

    I love you dress!! You look beautiful!

    Very nice layout! Love it!


  19. Congratulations on your anniversary. Love the layouts.

  20. You did great on your first blog hop! Projects were great! Your photos were beautiful! Christina

  21. You did a great job on all of your projects and also on your first blog hop! They are so much fun and everyone had such wonderful projects! It was fun to see you at the wedding and put a face with the name! Thanks for sharing your beautiful wedding pictures! :)

    majelica at comcast dot net

  22. Great projects! Love hte layouts! Thanks for sharing!
    gayle_shrader at yahoo dot com

  23. How cute!!!! I love your projects very much. Thank you for sharing.

    Visit my blog:

    my email:

    PS, I'm a new follower and I'm your FB friend!!

  24. Love all of your photos thanks for sharing. Ps you look very pretty:)

  25. Awe, beautiful dress and an even more beautiful smile. Happy 5th anniversary! (Belated. LoL0

  26. great projects thanks for sharing pictures too


  27. Great projects! Thanks for sharing with us.

    nginerd at gmail dot com

  28. LOVE Your projects!!! :-) TFS them!

    You looked absolutely BEAUTIFUL in your wedding pictures. Congrat's on 5 years. It's amazing how fast it goes by isn't it?

    I'm already a follower, and fb follower. TFS your creations! :-)

    -Sam :-)

    SamanthaJDesigns @

  29. Gorgeous wedding photos.

  30. Tina, great job on the blog. I loved it and love your idea of using what you have. I need to learn to do that too!

  31. Hope you are having fun celebrating!!! You did great today! Thanks for sharing your projects and your very pretty pics!!! :)
    sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

  32. beautiful love the colors very feminine

  33. Thanks for sharing your projects, they are beautiful. TFS Hope you have a great time celebrating.

  34. Love it all its very beautiful.


  35. Hi Tina,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog during the pink/black/white blog hop. I am now a follower. Be sure to check back in to see who wins our prizes :)

  36. Tina, you did WONDERFUL for your first hop :) I'm so glad you could be there with Erica today! I know she wanted it to be a surprise for you too, but I think you may have had more fun participating in the surprise this way.. ;) Your wedding pictures are wonderful! I love all three projects that you did...and I think it's great that you are using lots of found items for your crafting. :)

    you of course know how to get in contact with me ;) but my e-mail is chronic.chelle at gmail dot com in case you don't wanna hop over to facebook...or click on my blog ;)

  37. Congratulations, Tina!! Your wedding pictures are gorgeous!! WooHoo is right - you are my 100th follower!! I'm so excited - thanks so much. I just signed up to follow you, too.

  38. You did a great job on your first blog hop! I loved your pictures. You were a beautiful bride!

  39. your wedding pictures are beautiful and you are one craftily talented lady! I lve them all, but I think the card you made for Erica is a knock-out!

  40. Congrats on your first blog hop. They are so much fun! What a beautiful Bride you were! TFS


  41. Look how beautiful you are. :) I love the wedding photos. Love the lo's, and the card.. but you already knew that. Thank you for sharing you photos. :) <3

  42. I'm one of your newest followers! I really enjoyed seeing your projects and love how they were all made from things that you already had! Looking forward to seeing more of your creations!


    rlhamm1 at gmail dot com

  43. I love your beautiful wedding pictures and the beautiful job on your projects. Hope you enjoyed your day with Erica.

  44. Beautiful wedding pics. Now I know what you look like. :)

  45. Loved seeing your wedding pictures and your wonderful projects! You've been doing a wonderful job in following your "mission" :) Love seeing what you create! Already a follower and Facebook fan :) Thank you for sharing!

    Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

  46. Hey Tina! Your first blog hop was a success! Yahoo! Also wanted to say you made me laugh at the wedding yesterday when you were bending over ... oops! hahaha! You and Erica must have a blast when you're together! Your pics are beautiful and your projects are fantastic. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! Aloha, Linda

  47. That is a beautiful picture of you and your hubby! I like the one out side too! I love the card you made at the end But Just wanted to tell You I like Purple too!

  48. Great job Tina, I loved your pics that your Grandma included ferns in your flowers as well! I love when garden flowers and plants are used in bridal arrangements!

  49. You look so pretty! I can't wait to meet you!

  50. Beautiful pictures and great projects! TFS

  51. Great layouts and beautiful pictures!


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