Friday, August 17, 2012

Watermelon Crawl Blog Hop

Welcome to The Watermelon Crawl Blog Hop! Who doesn’t like to bite into a red, ripe, juicy watermelon on a hot summer day? Yum!!!! If you drive down South, you can find people selling them on the side of the road, out of their pick-up trucks. I think these are the best, because they come right out of the garden.  You will always find a cute watermelon cut out at a baby shower or wedding shower, we eat them on the 4th of July, and we make sherbet and wine. You will find them in our kitchens; on our walls, curtains and cookie jars. And they are so darn fun to craft with.  Today we have some very talented women that want to share their watermelon crafts with you. So come do the Watermelon Crawl with us! You don’t want to miss anything so the beginning of the hop will start at Pamela’s Blog!

We also have some wonderful Blog Hop Candy sponsored by Jennifer Fox. She will be giving away TWO dust covers ~ 1 for a Cricut Expression and 1 for a Silhouette Cameo!
To be eligible, you MUST do the following:

  • go to everyone’s blog and leave a comment
  • go to Jennifer’s business page on Facebook and like the page
  • leave a comment on her Facebook page indicating which machine cover you want ~ either Cricut or Cameo

Winner will be announced Tuesday, August 21 on the business page.

Here is our line-up in case you get lost:

For my project, I have been waiting for just the perfect time to use this adorable paper piecing.  I'm addicted to the cute files from Bear Hugs (Art and Scraps).  She creates the cutest files and they are so easy to work with.  I made this little shadow box with the center being a place to add a cute photo.

 What I used:
Bear Hugs ~ Helen Melon (Also used to make my blog buttons!)
Shadow Box from Silhouette Store
Recollections Paper
DCWV Summer Day's Stack
Foam Tape

But remember… to be eligible for the candy you must follow ALL the giveaway rules above.
Thanks for hopping with us and remember

Have fun y’all, do the watermelon crawl!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fun New Challenges!

New blog challenges starting September 7th.  Find all the details on their blog here:

Here's a part of their announcement:

Every other Friday, starting September 7, 2012, we will have a new challenge.
All of the challenges will require you to use a die-cut on your project and additional themes or requirements may be added as well.
(For example, a Fourth of July project would require a die-cut somewhere on the project in addition to something Americana themed.)
Sometimes there will be little prizes to be won also.  

Be sure to stop by and join in the fun!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tribute to Dick Clark

Welcome to our Tribute to Dick Clark, American Band Stand, 50's Style Blog Hop!! 

Who remembers getting up on Saturday mornings to dance along to the American Bandstand?  The actual American Bandstand show started on August 5, 1957. This is why we decided to bring this hop all the way back to the 50’s. So sit back, shake your booty, do the hula hoop, or have a Coke float and come hop with us. 

We have some talented women that have joined this hop! If you would like to start at the beginning please go to Pamela's Blog 

And of course we wouldn't want to forget the CANDY!!! For the Grand Prize, Melissa from Kadoodle Bug Designs is offering a $15 GC to her store!!!!!

To be eligible, all you have to do is:
Here's today's line-up in case you get lost:

Since I was not around to watch American Bandstand, the music from that era has impacted my life.  Both my parents were born in the late 50's and I vividly recall growing up listening to the Beatles, Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, Buddy Holly, and many others.  I have always enjoyed the music of that era and it will forever hold a special place in my heart.  For my project I made this adorable stack of records container.  The glasses are my favorite part of this project ~ I remember wanting a pair of these as a kid =)   (Yes, I have been called a flower child and still love all that was about that era, despite never being a part of it!)

For this project, I used the following:
SVG Cuts for the cut files
Recollection Paper
American Crafts Paper

Now I must send you dancing along to 

Don't forget, to win the candy you must stop by all the blogs and give some love!!

Dick Clark you will be missed! 
November 30, 1929 - April 18, 2012

Thanks for hopping with us!!