Wednesday, May 25, 2011

OOPS.... So Sorry I forgot!!!!

Well Hello there Crafty Friends!!!

I would like to apologize for not getting these posted sooner. Some think that the beginning of the school year is hectic, I think the end of the school year is just as hectic!!!! But I still wouldn’t trade my career for any other in this world J!!!

Enough of that lets get to what you really want to know….winners!!! I have a few winners to announce.

First is the winner of my April Showers Cartridge giveaway.

The lucky winner is….

# 4- Tammy Purple Muse

Next up are the winners from the Blog Hop that I co-hosted this past weekend! Before I annoucne that winner I would first like to say THANK YOU to all of the wonderful crafters who were a stop along the way as well as to all of the followers who took time to take a look at all of the wonderful creations that these ladies share! I know that I had a TON of fun and I was definitely inspired to get some things done for my students, parent volunteers and fellow co-workers! So again THANK YOU so much for making Wendy and I’s first blog hop a big success!!!

Ok…now for the winners!!! LOL (can you tell that I’m a teacher yet J)

The winner of Emma’s- My Teacher Rocks stamp set is……

#18- Star- Stars Paper Passion

The luck winner of the Die Cuts With a View embellishments and the Seasons Scrapbook Kit is …..

#17- Jennyplace2

CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners. I will be sending you an email soon, but if you see this before I contact you please send me your info at rlhamm1 at gmail dot com. You have 1 week to claim your prize!!!!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! I have so many things to work on and hope to be able to get them all done in the coming days!!!

Until Next time….

Crafty Hugs


Saturday, May 21, 2011

High Flying Birthday!

If you are here for the Blast Off Into Summer Blog Hop please go  HERE!

Today is my cousin’s birthday and I decided to make her this very special card! From as long as I can remember she has been a fan of Pooh and so I thought that this card would be quite fitting to help her celebrate her birthday! J

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from My Pink Stamper's- Sweet Baby set
Other sentiment is from Hampton Art- Luau set
40- is from My Creative Time's Follow Your Dreams set
Balloon faces are from Peachy Keen Stamps- Everyday Characters

All images were cut from the Pooh & Friends Cartridge
I also embossed the background layer with the Traffic Jam folder for the Cuttlebug

I am also entering this card into two challenges:

Cooking with Cricut #30- Create a project with a balloon
Birthday Sundaes- Challenge #9- Use three circles

I hope that you like what you see! Be sure to come back to visit again real soon! Did I mention that I LOVE comments! They fuel my passion for crafting J!

Have a super sweet day!

Until Next Time…

Crafty Hugs

** Lynda **

Blast Off Into Summer Blog Hop

Welcome to the Blast Off Into Summer Blog Hop hosted by myself and my amazingly awesome crafting pal & co-worker, Wendy!!!

 I’m so happy that you could join in the fun and hope that you have been truly inspired by all that you have seen today. I am the last stop on this awesome hop, and you should have arrived here from Jamie’s blog, but if you just happened to stumble across my blog for a quick visit, we would love it if you started from the beginning at Wendy’s blog so that you don’t miss any of the fun!

With many schools coming to the end of their academic year, we thought it was only fitting that for this hop participants create a project that expressed to students, teacher, and/or parent volunteers that they have done a great job this year.

I’ve created two projects to share, one for my students and one for my parent volunteers. I am so proud of how hard my students have worked this year, so I thought that it would be appropriate for me to create a (larger than normal J) bookmark that they can look at all throughout the summer when they are reading.

Tag was cut from Plantin Schoolbook and the stars are from the Baby Steps cartridge

The #1 and sentiment stamped on the red star is from the Follow Your Dreams set by Emma. I teach first grade and I think that my students are #1, so it has a double meaning!

I just LOVE this sentiment. It is from the My Favorite Sayings set by Emma

I think this is super cute! The stars are also symbolic of the theme in my classroom this year, Hollywood. So my kids are "movie stars"!

I stamped these sentiments on the back so that I could then add a short personalized message for each student. I used the Just a Note set and My Favorite Sayings set, both by Emma

I also created these simple, yet cute thank you cards for my parent volunteers. They are the perfect size for placing a gift card in as a small token of appreciation. I truly value my parent volunteers who give of themselves all the time to ensure that the students are receiving an outstanding education. Without their assistance and time, I would not be able to experience as much success as I do with my students.

Sentiment for the outside of the card is from Hampton Art- We make a great Pair
Sentiment for the inside of the card is from Emma's My Favorite Sayings set 
Flower pots were cut from the April Showers Solution Cartridge

What would a blog hop be without some encouraging blog candy?!? I mean teachers do love goodies, right! J

We are so fortunate to have had the wonderful and amazingly talented Emma of My Creative Time, as a sponsor for some of the candy at this stop! And I think this is the perfect stamp set! One of you is going to be so super happy to receive this J

I am also offering some additional blog candy!

I think the embellishments and stickers are so cute and would go perfect with any school related project. I am also throwing in a Season’s Scrapbooking kit! J

In order to be eligible for this fun blog candy I would love if you did the following:

* Become a follower of my blog (you don't have to, but I would LOVE it if you did J)
* Leave a comment on this post telling me about a memorable end of the school year experience or event

That's it! Easy right?!? Two random winners will be selected on Tuesday and the winners will be announced on Wednesday!

Here is the lineup in case you get lost
Thanks so much for hopping along with us! Wendy and I are so grateful that you took time out of your day to visit each of the blogs on this hop! We hope that we have inspired you to prepare to Blast Off to Summer! J

Until Next Time…

Crafty Hugs


Friday, May 20, 2011

Are you ready to blast off?!?

Hey There Crafty friends!!!

It has been a SUPER busy week for me and this is the first day that I have been able to truly sit down and think and craft! I have lots of projects that I have done within the last week or so that I will be sharing!

I just wanted to remind everyone that tomorrow is the Blast Off Into Summer Blog Hop hosted by yours truly along with my fantastic crafting pal and co-worker, Wendy!!!

We are super excited and we know that all of the participants are going to have great projects to help you prepare for sending students, teachers, and parent volunteers off into summer knowing that they have done a phenomenal job this year!

I also want to thank the wonderful Miss Emma for sponsoring one of the prizes that will be offered in tomorrows hop! She is so thoughtful, kind, and super sweet!

Be sure to hop back over here tomorrow so you can be inspired!

Thanks for being such wonderful crafters and sharing your talents with the world! :)

Until Next Time...

xxx Crafty Hugs xxx

~Lynda ~

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Congrats Grad

Last weekend I had the pleasure of watching my Best Friend, walk across the stage at American University having earned her Master's degree!!! I was soooo proud of her! She worked very hard, spending practically every Saturday in class, so that she could achieve her goal...and it ALL paid off! I wish her nothing but success and happiness in all that she has in store for her in her future! She is an amazing person and I'm so lucky to be able to say that she is my Best Friend!

In celebration of her achievement and big day I made the following goodies for her
Isn't this card just the cutest...

I used Everyday Paper Dolls to cut the graduate and Wedding to cut the banner. The stamps are from Emma's set called Follow Your Dreams 
The sentiments are from the same Follow Your Dreams set

I love this sentiment!

I knew that she would need some Thank You cards, so I made her a set of 8 cards.

Sentiment & Diploma is from Follow Your Dreams set, the cap is from the new Happy Graduation solutions cartridge

Set all bundled

I attempted to mod podge again. I used one of the wooden frames from Michaels and covered it in this paper.

The banner is from the Happy Graduation cartridge My ribbon on the right hand side, ended up a little crooked...oh well, we aren't all perfect

Last but not least, I needed something to put all this stuff in, so I used a kraft bag that I had lying around and added the paper layer and then the banner.

Banner is cut from Happy Graduation

All stuffed!

Thanks for stopping by today. I have many things that I am going to be working on this week including my project for the Blast Off Into Summer Blog Hop that Wendy and I are hosting next weekend! You aren’t going to want to miss it! By the way, don't forget to submit your projects for my April Showers giveaway. You have until Monday night to enter! J

Until next time…

Crafty Hugs

~Lynda J

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day Treats, Challenges, & Blog Hops...Oh My!

Greetings Crafty Friends!!
I hope that all mother’s had a great day yesterday! I spent the day with the wonderful ladies in my family who I am fortunate enough to be able to also think of as my mothers. Without their love and support I don’t think I would have matured into the young lady that I have become and for that I am forever grateful for them! J
I wanted to share what I gave to each of the mother’s in my family. Since I couldn’t afford to buy them each a dozen roses, I did the next best thing and made them candy rose lollipops! J I got into making lollipops around this time last year and I make them sporadically throughout the year. I also made a quick card, which was Cricut-less! The front of the card contains a poem, that I found somewhere online, I can’t remember where and the inside is stamped with two of Emma’s stamps, from two different sets. Because of the time that I had to create these, I wanted to keep them simple but pretty! J Let me know what you think!

Also, I wanted to let you all know that I have extended my small challenge to win the April Showers cartridge. The new deadline to submit your entries is Monday, May 16th. I realized that one week may not have been enough time, since there was so much going on last week with National Scrapbooking Day occurring during the weekend!
One more sure to mark your calendars for May 21-22. My friend Wendy and I are hosting the Blast Off Into Summer Blog Hop and it is going to be a great time with some wonderful blog candy! You won't want to miss it!
Lastly, I will be participating in the All Jacked Up Blog Hop, June 4-5th,  hosted by the wonderful Patti over at Short 'N Scrappy . I am excited about participating in this hop as well!
Okay...that's really all this time. Be sure to check back throughout the week, for some projects that I've been working on!

Thanks so much for being such wonderful followers! You all ROCK!

Until Next Time…
Crafty Hugs
~~Lynda~~ J

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Blasting Off Into Summer Blog Hop Line Up

Thank you to everyone who has shown an interest in the Blast Off Into Summer Blog Hop that my amazing crafty friend Wendy and I are hosting on May 21-22.

We are so excited to announce that there will be 15 stops on this hop! Here is the lineup:

Since we would like to keep this hop fairly simple, we are not seeking anymore participants at this time.

Don’t worry if you missed getting in on the line up this time, I am quite sure that we will be hosting another hop in the near future! J

Thanks again to all these wonderful ladies for your interests and I will be contacting you each very soon!

Until next time…

Monday, May 2, 2011

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Good Morning My Crafty Friends,

I'm sorry for the delay in providing the opportunity to win some blog candy in honor of my reaching 100 followers. I have now surpassed that number and hope that in the coming days or weeks I reach 200!

As promised I do have some blog candy for my fabulous followers who are very much appreciated and who are such an inspiration to me. One lucky follower will have the chance to win this awesome blog candy...

April Showers Cartridge and 2 stamp sets

I think it would be too easy to just allow for comments and then just pick a random winner. Why not add a bit of a challenge!!! :)

In order to be eligible for this sweet blog candy you:

* Must be a follower of my blog (if you aleady are then Great, if not I would LOVE it if you would become a follower)

* Create a project that shows your favorite thing to do during the spring time and link your project at the bottom of this post

That's all you have to do! You have until 11:59 PM EST on Monday May 9th 16th to post your project! I will then select the winner on Tuesday May 10th 17th using Good Luck!

Until Next Time....

**Big Crafty Hugs **

~ Lynda ~