Monday, April 30, 2012

Love to Create Monday Challenge- Buttons & Flowers

Happy Monday Dear Friends!!
I hope you had a Blessed Weekend!
It's Time for another Challenge at LOVE TO CREATE!

Our Fantastic Sponsor this week is  


(COME JOIN US!! CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR FLOWER & BUTTON PROJECT!)

The Theme is Flowers & Buttons With an Optional Sketch!
 

Here is my DT Card this Week for Love to Create Challenge! I really Love Sunflowers!
 Please note: Normally I do NOT know the names of all the papers or the other materials I use b/c they are either something I had from years ago, or it's something that has been given to me. 
(The polka Dot paper I got in a scrap swap & the Sentiment I got from a Rubber Stamp Swap!)

$$Craft Green to Save Green, my friends$$ 
Make it a habit to use what you already have!

Many Wonderful Blessings,
Tina 

Challenges:
Hooked on Crafts - Flowers
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp and Show... -Kaleidescope of Colour 
Stamps & Fun = Creativity -Use a sketch from another current challenge
Tammy Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes
Kenny K Krafty Girlz -  Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
House Of Gilli: Ribbon and Sparkle
Make it Monday ~ Anything goes 
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes 
Made Especially For You - Color Combo


 



  


 

.....and Felicity makes 10! Surprise Baby Shower!


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SURPRISE Shawnee

Welcome to and Felicity makes 10!!!! What a great family and what a blessing. Today we are having a surprise baby shower for Shawnee as a gift to her precious new arrival!

We are all blessed in various ways in knowing Shawnee and this is our gift to you!!! We have each made a two (2)-page 12x12 layout for you to post various things to get you started on a scrapbook just for Felicity! We have each taken our own spin on babies and hope you enjoy our hop of loving your new baby as Felicity makes 10!!!!

If you happened per chance at my blog today, I feel flattered but I wouldn't want you to miss a single lay-out. The hop begins with Lynne. If you hopped by with the help of the stork from Colleen then you are on the right delivery path!

As for blog candy today, since we all love some blog candy --- Lynne, Her Craftiness, is offering a surprise package of goodies from her stash! There may be additional goodies along the way, sooo, don't forget to stop at each blog and leave comments as you never know what goodies there were left behind by the stork!


Here is my Layout. I have to admit my friends, Layouts are NOT my thing, But I really did try & Hope that Shawnee Likes this!!
Please note: Normally I do NOT know the names of all the papers or the other materials I use b/c they are either something I had from years ago, or it's something that has been given to me or that I have received in a swap!

Now, that you have seen my fabulous lay-out --- it's time to send you on your merry way to the next stop along the way to the Lovely and talented RACHELLE!!!! Again, we wish to congratulate Shawnee and welcome the new precious baby girl, Felicity.

In case you get Lost, Here is the Entire Line UP!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sisters

Hello & Happy Thursday Crafty Friends!!
 Just wanted to share a sweet Card with you! I made this card for my sister! The little girls remind me of my daughter & Niece together and even my sister and I as children! I just LOVE this Digital Stamp by Elzabeth Bell called Little Best Friends!

Please note: Normally I do NOT know the names of all the papers or the other materials I use b/c they are either something I had from years ago, or it's something that has been given to me.
(I used Scraps from a Scrap Swap for this card)

$$Craft Green to Save Green, my friends$$ 
Make it a habit to use what you already have!

Many Blessings,
Tina 

Challenges:
Crafty Creations - for little girls
Divas by Design -  buttons/bows
My Mum's Craft shop - the great outdoors
Paper Pretties - PPC203 clean and simple
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -It's a Girl Thing
Jackson's Digital Expressions - CAS Family Matters 
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything Goes


WINNERS For the Recycle, Reuse & Re-Purpose Blog Hop in Honor of Earth Day!!
Thank you so much everyone for hopping along with us for this Special Blog Hop!
Congratulations to the 3 Winners of this HOP!!
A BIG THANK YOU TO MY WONDERFUL SPONSORS!!!

Sponsors & Blog Candy:
What's a Hop without some fun Candy to go Along with it? 
 Scraptastiscal Kreations- $20 Gift Certificate
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Crafty Sentiments Designs- 3 Digi Stamps
WINNER: # 5 Anna
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Simply Silverton- A bath kit in the fragrance of the winners choice-
Two 4 oz bars of soap, 7 oz body Souffle, and 16 oz of Bath salts.
(Natural organic soaps and body products)

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CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!! PLEASE EMAIL ME TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZES! 
YOU HAVE 1 WEEK TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZES!!

PLEASE EMAIL ME & Put in the Subject Line Recycle Blog Hop Winner!!

Thanks Again Everyone!! 

Many Wonderful Blessings,
Tina
TALENTED FRIENDS OF CRAFTY AND GREEN GUEST DESIGNER DAY. 
Week # 16
Hello Friends! Welcome to another talent filled Guest Designer Thursday here at Crafty & Green!! I'm really enjoying the diversity of projects from my guest Designers. Just so you know, the Guest Designers will follow the Theme of the month and have the option to use the sketch or create something completely unique!

This Month the theme for my guest designers is Child's Play I'm So Excited to Introduce a Very Talented Friend and My Guest Designer this week:

This Week's Sketch:



I had these ice cream bucket pails that I was saving for a reason and well when I was praying something came to my mind when God spoke to my heart about forgiveness...we had an interesting talk and well before I get carried away let me get to the bucket which by the way I call my Forgiveness Pail...I decided to trace the circle of one of my papers that came from the Scrapbook & Collage Papers book (European Collection) from my friend Donna gave me a while back which I love!! :) Thanks Donna ...again...hehe...I used the lid of the bucket to trace for my circle on the printed paper and then I cut some pretty cardstock that I had on hand...olive green and this peachy sort of color (looks like a very light orange too! ) ...then cut them in 4 strips of each to criss cross like the sketch and then I cut the triangle from another printed paper which is actually on the back of the circle print I cut out and then used a cardstock to thicken up the triangle to make it sturdy...then I had some left over t-shirt that I used to make some flowers the other day and thought one of the flowers would be perfect for the circle shape and then I used one of my favorite Verve stamp for the sentiment..."Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord."  Psalm 31:24  I used my SU Terra Cotta color to stamp it and inked it up around the edges after I cut out the square shape and cut out another square of the Olive green to back that up...and voila!  :) Hope you like my take on the sketch and I hope you were challenged to re-purpose and have your take on the sketch challenge!! :)

                                                Click on the pics to enlarge to see better ! :)



As I have said this is my forgiveness basket ...I put in pieces of paper people who have hurt me or something I need to let go of and write it down and throw it in there to get rid of the baggage...and NOT take it up again...we can't hold onto the hurts and the junk that goes along with it...it is not good for our well-being and hurt just makes us heart sick as well as it can manifest itself physically....it also affects our other decisions and actions we make in our lives...I pray that you find a way to deal with the hurts and the past and just throw it away in your "bucket" and be free of what holds you down...we were not meant to carry a mantle ...God wants us to be full of joy that surpasses all understanding and have good health and be an example to others about forgiving ...I am a Pastor but I am still human and we all make mistakes ...I know I have inflict pain and I regret those times...but I learn like everyone else...and we have to move on and not keep harping on it or ourselves.  I pray that you are able to let God work on your heart and heal you inside and out!! He can if you let him and his grace is wonderful! I praise Him for all he does for me and he will do the same for you and you will be free...trust me that letting go is freeing..He does know what is best! :) Amen...

Have a blessed day you all and thanks again for listening and stopping by...

In His Love,
Be Inspired,
Kari

Thank you Kari for the very lovely and inspirational project! Love it!! Friends, Please Stop by and leave some Love for Kari!  

Many Blessings,
Tina

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

For Mom!!

It's Wednesday, so that means it's Challenge Time at The Pixie Cottage!
As always we have 2 parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with.
There is a fabulous theme this week:
For Mom or a Special Lady

This is The Last Pixie Cottage Challenge for awhile! So Sad!


Please note: Normally I do NOT know the names of all the papers or the other materials I use b/c they are either something I had from years ago, or it's something that has been given to me.
(I used Scraps from a Scrap Swap for this card)

$$Craft Green to Save Green, my friends$$ 
Make it a habit to use what you already have!

Hope you are able to join us in the fun to win some of your very own Pixie Cottage Stamps from Michelle's Scrapbooking Store!!!

Click HERE..to check out what the rest of the Amazing DT has to share!!!!
 
Hope you will come over & Play with us in The Pixie Cottage this week!

Challenges:
Cooking It Up With Katie -green, gorgeous, garden
House That Stamps Built - card for a woman you love
Inky Impressions -  anything goes
Scrapalicious - Flower Power
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Paper and Such Design - Just For The Girls
Use It Tuesdays -  April Showers (Used Scraps, 2+ Year old Ribbon & Textured Paper 6+ Yrs Old)
Creative Mondays - Yellow and Sunshine
Paper Creations Ink - April Showers Bring May Flowers 
Squigglefly - Mother`s Day  
The Pink Elephant - "Hello Sunshine" (use Yellow) 
Krafty Girls-  Dear Mother Challenge
Aud Sentiments-  Anything Goes


Monday, April 23, 2012

Anything Goes at Love to Create Challenge

Happy Monday Dear Friends!!
I hope you had a Blessed Weekend!
It's Time for another Challenge at LOVE TO CREATE!

Our Sponsor This Week Is:
Winner will receive their choice of 5 digital stamps
(COME JOIN US!! CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR ANYTHING GOES PROJECT!)


Here is my First Ever Easel Card sporting a Robyn's Fetish Digi! 
Since I LOVE to craft Green, I pulled the flower off the top of a flower pen from my bridal shower years ago! Love to use what I already have!
 Please note: Normally I do NOT know the names of all the papers or the other materials I use b/c they are either something I had from years ago, or it's something that has been given to me.

$$Craft Green to Save Green, my friends$$ 
Make it a habit to use what you already have!

Many Wonderful Blessings,
Tina 

Challenges:  
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations -Bold and Bright
Stamp and Create - Spring 
Tammy Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes Twist Critters 
Victorine Originals - Anything goes
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
PaperPlay - Animal Antics   
Di's Digis Designs-Lets meet our Animal Friends
The Cuttlebug Spot - Easel Cards


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Recycle, Reuse & Re-Purpose Blog Hop


Happy Earth Day! 
Welcome to the Recycle, Reuse & Re-Purpose Blog Hop in Honor of Earth Day! Every year, The United States and over 100 different countries join together in the celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd. Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. On Earth Day, we remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Find ways that you can help keep the planet clean and help protect our environment!

What a Great Way to Share our Love of the Earth by having a Fun Blog Hop!


Sponsors & Blog Candy:
What's a Hop without some fun Candy to go Along with it? 
 Scraptastiscal Kreations- $20 Gift Certificate

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Crafty Sentiments Designs- 3 Digi Stamps


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Simply Silverton- A bath kit in the fragrance of the winners choice-
Two 4 oz bars of soap, 7 oz body Souffle, and 16 oz of Bathsalts.
(Natural organic soaps and body products)
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Rules to be Eligible for The Blog Candy:
1.)  You MUST visit each blog and leave a comment on every blog in the hop
2.) You must become a follower of Crafty and Green if you aren't already!
3.) For an “Extra” Entry for the Blog Candy, Please Friend Tina at CraftyandGreen on Facebook


Here is my Project !! I took a 12x12 piece of particle board, and lots of my crafty stash and created this wall hanging to go above my craft desk. (Even used Metal Mesh-Like the kind from a screen)
Please note: Normally I do NOT know the names of all the papers or the other materials I use b/c they are either something I had from years ago, or it's something that has been given to me.

$$Craft Green to Save Green, my friends$$ 
Make it a habit to use what you already have!

Thank you so much for joining us today to celebrate Earth Day. Now, Please Hippity Hop on over to the talented Amanda to see what she has created for your viewing Pleasure! 

Here is the Line Up In Case you Get Lost:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Crafty and Green's Guest Design Thursday!


TALENTED FRIENDS OF CRAFTY AND GREEN GUEST DESIGNER DAY. 
Week # 15
Hello Friends! Welcome to another talent filled Guest Designer Thursday here at Crafty & Green!! I'm really enjoying the diversity of projects from my guest Designers. Just so you know, the Guest Designers will follow the Theme of the month and have the option to use the sketch or create something completely unique!

This Month the theme for my guest designers is Child's Play I'm So Excited to Introduce a Very Talented Friend and My Guest Designer this week:

Check out my lay-out. I know, I’ve been making lay-outs lately. I know I’m shocked!!!! SURPRISE!!!




Recipe:
Sesame Street Seasons Cricut Cartridge with Zoe holding the Spring sign cut at 4.5 inches and Elmo flying a kite cut at 5-inches
Hope you are loving my lay-out as much as I am ….. can’t wait to put pictures in the cute polka dot paper!!! Doesn't this just scream fun, kids, and SPRING!!!!! Be sure to stop and give some love to Susan and Crafty and Green!

God Bless and thank you for stopping by
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
Lynne

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Gorgeous & Green

It's Wednesday, so that means it's Challenge Time at The Pixie Cottage!
As always we have 2 parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with.
There is a fabulous theme this week: 
Gorgeous & Green


Sketch:


Here is my Card Using The Pixie Cottage Digital Stamp/Image Bonnie and Oliver by ArTish


Please note: Normally I do NOT know the names of all the papers or the other materials I use b/c they are either something I had from years ago, or it's something that has been given to me.
(I used Scraps from a Scrap Swap for this card)

$$Craft Green to Save Green, my friends$$ 
Make it a habit to use what you already have!

Hope you are able to join us in the fun to win some of your very own Pixie Cottage Stamps from Michelle's Scrapbooking Store!!!

Click HERE..to check out what the rest of the Amazing DT has to share!!!!
 
Hope you will come over & Play with us in The Pixie Cottage this week!

Challenges:
Oldie But Goodie Challenge - On The Farm Or In The Garden - (Twine/Hemp is 5+ years old)
Shopping Our Stash  -April Showers Rain Or Snow Or anything water related!
Use It Tuesdays -  Anything Goes (Scraps, Twine)
Art With No Boundaries -  Anything Goes 
PollycraftCute Critters 
Wags N Whiskers - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Animals
Sweet Stampin - Girly but No Pink
Card Makin' Mamas - Make It Girly
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge:Anything Goes
Tammy’s Scrapin Corner  – Anything Goes With a Splash of Green
Incy Wincy Designs  – Digi’s Only 
Stamping Boutique #34 – Anything Goes




 


Monday, April 16, 2012

Friends

Happy Monday Dear Friends!!
I hope you had a Blessed Weekend!
It's Time for another Challenge at LOVE TO CREATE!

Our Sponsor This Week Is:

Our Grand Prize winner will receive a  $10 store gift certificate 
(COME JOIN US!! CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR FRIENDSHIP CARD!)


This Week our Challenge is "Friends"
 Here is the Card I created using Molly from Stampfairy and is colored with Copic Markers.
The Sentiment is from the Material Girl Set by Pink By Design. 
Please note: Normally I do NOT know the names of all the papers or the other materials I use b/c they are either something I had from years ago, or it's something that has been given to me. 
(This Card is made with Scraps I received from a recent Scrap Swap!)


$$Craft Green to Save Green, my friends$$ 
Make it a habit to use what you already have!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Challenges:
Art With No Boundaries -  Anything Goes 
House of Gilli - Flowers 
iCopic Challenge - Spring Colors  
Incy Wincy Designs - Digi`s ONLY
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations -  Bold and Bright 
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy  -  Anything Goes

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sweet Baby Boy

Happy Sunday!!
 I pray you are all doing well!
Just a Quick Card I made Just For Fun!
I have tons of Friends having Babies!
I used a Pixie Cottage Stamp! 

Please note: Normally I do NOT know the names of all the papers or the other materials I use b/c they are either something I had from years ago, or it's something that has been given to me. 
(This Card is made with Scraps I received from a recent Scrap Swap!)


$$Craft Green to Save Green, my friends$$ 
Make it a habit to use what you already have!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Challenges:
Hiding in my Craft Room - Super Scraps Saturday
Secret Crafter - A Men's Card  
ATCs & Cards With Attitude -  Anything Goes 
Card Crafter's Circle - Pastels / Gentle Colours 
Crafty Ann's - It's a Man Thing 
Delicious Doodles - Loads of Layers
 Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude - Anything Goes








Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Paper Piecing Challenge at The Pixie Cottage-

It's Wednesday so it means another challenge at The Pixie Cottage!
As always we have 2 parts to the challenge and you can choose either or both to play along with.
There is a fabulous theme this week: 
Paper Piecing 
 Sketch:
My Creation! First Time Paper Piecing Ever!
Please note: Normally I do NOT know the names of all the papers or the other materials I use b/c they are either something I had from years ago, or it's something that has been given to me.

$$Craft Green to Save Green, my friends$$ 
Make it a habit to use what you already have!

Hope you are able to join us in the fun to win some of your very own Pixie Cottage Stamps from Michelle's Scrapbooking Store!!!

Click HERE..to check out what the rest of the Amazing DT has to share!!!!
 
Hope you will come over & Play with us in The Pixie Cottage this week!

 Challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge - Anything goes
Can You Digi It -My Secret Garden Inspirational Photo 
Crafty Sentiments - Spring! Spring Creations Using Pastel Colours
 Jackson's Digital Expressions - Anything Goes Challenge 
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Spotty, Dotty 
Use It Tuesdays - Anything Goes (Used all Scraps)
 Cupcake CraftSpring is in the Air
Karens Doodles - Something Spring
Stampin Sisters in Christ- Make a joy-ful card; something celebratory!