Friday, December 14, 2012

Jaded Blossom Guest Designer

I'm so excited to be able to participate in the Jaded Blossom Birthday Celebration and being a guest designer!!! Jaded Blossom is one of my favorite stamp companies, not to mention that Candace and Michelle are great crafting friends as well and a lot of fun to learn from.  For my project I created an advent calendar.  I've never done one and decided to do one with different activities for my kids and I to do through out the Christmas season.  WARNING!!! A LITTLE PICTURE HEAVY BELOW! :)

here's a full view
Each pocket has one of activity for the day.  Out of the 24 activities, 
6 of them are RACKs (Random Acts of Christmas Kindness). Every night we pick out the next day activities and if it's a RACK tag, we come up with something to do to make a difference.

Here is a closer view of the different sections of the calendar:

I used Jaded Blossom's Christmas Wishes, Christmas Candy
and Alphabet Candy to make the banner heading and to add the cute little
Christmas designs around the calendar.

I used the Lovebug Creations rumple ribbon Christmas Joy collection 
(Christmas Present) to divide the sections and hang them together.

samples of tags

 The tags I made using the print and cut feature on my cameo along with Pretty Paper Graphics Christmas Brights Chevron and Strips and Christmas Brights Circles and Spots digital paper.    

On the middle section of the calendar, I attached this cute little bag so 
that everyday the tags can get placed in there.

Jaded Blossom Christmas Candies
Jaded Blossom Christmas Wishes
Jaded Blossom Alphabet Candies
Lovebug Creations Christmas Present rumple ribbon
DCWV Evergreen Stack and Merry Christmas Stack

Jaded Blossom is having a special monthly challenge.  Here are the different ways you can win:

1st) BEST OF SHOW: Monthly Challenge participant voted by the design team to have their favorite project this month will win... THE ENTIRE JANUARY STAMP RELEASE!!! 

2nd) RANDOM WINNERS: Two RANDOM Monthly Challenge participants will win a brand new stamp set from the January Release!!

3rd) COMMENTING: Comment on the guest designer posts all month long. The more you comment the more entries you will get into the drawing to win... THE ENTIRE JANUARY STAMP RELEASE!!!

So don't forget to visit the guest designer each day and enter the monthly challenge for a chance to win!!! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Winner Announced!

Hi everyone! Just a quick post to announce the winner for the Operation Superman Charity Blog Hop.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by and for all your sweet comments.  I was really happy to be a part of that hop and to hopefully put a smile on some faces even in the midst of tragedy and sadness due to the loss of a loved one. 

The winner is......

Melissa Chesser

Melissa, please email me at with your choice of 2 collections for 
Lovebug Creations rumple ribbon.  Congratulations!!!!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Operation Superman Charity Blog Hop

Hi everyone!  If you have arrived here from Melissa's blog, you are in the right place.  If you happen to just come by to say hi, you don't want to miss any of the special projects and start at Sandra's blog.

Sandra is hosting this hop to gather gifts to donate for a family who lost their father and also to someone who lost her husband. We are all making gifts and or Christmas cards to donate to the family, this is their first Christmas they are spending together without their dad whom everyone called "Superman". Seko "Superman" died tragically of heart failure in front of his wife and 4 young kids. We are hoping to spread some holiday cheer to this family in need.

Giveaway! KaDoodle Bug Designs is sponsoring the hop with a $20 gift certificate to their store at

To qualify for the blog candy be sure to leave a comment on all the blogs (It's a short but sweet hop) and also comment and LIKE KaDoodle Bug Designs Facebook Fan page and let them know "Operation Superman sent you"

A winner will be announced on Wednesday December 12th!

Here is my card.  I wanted to give them something to encourage them.  Along with the card, I will be sending the family a gift.

Pretty Paper Graphic Superman Trio clip art
Lovebug Creations lemenode rumple ribbon
Jaded Blossom flag die
My Creative Time Encouraging Quotes stamp set
Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder

Here's my little giveaway.  I will choose one winner to receive 2 of their favorite collections from Lovebug Creations rumple ribbon.  All you have to do is be a follower of my blog, comment on all the blogs that are participating and like Lovebug Creations on facebook and tell them I sent you.

 Here's the complete line up:
7. Jenny (Crazy About Cricut) -

If you would like to help out and send this family a Christmas card and or a holiday gift please email Sandra at for more information the family is also taking Paypal donations and gift cards.

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is the fabulous Jeny.

Have a SUPER day!