Friday, January 31, 2014

What's Going On...

Hello Everyone, 

I am a little behind on doing this post, I had wanted to do it at the start on the year, but needless to say I have had a very busy year so far and we haven't even got through January yet, but I will explain all of that.

First thing that I wanted to tell you, which you may have noticed, is that I have started a monthly blog hopping group called...The Blog Hopping Cafe'. Every month on the last Saturday of the month the Hopping Cafe' will be bringing you exciting new projects based on whatever the topic or theme may be for that month. Our first hop, which was this past Saturday on January 25th, it also happened to be my Daughter's Birthday. January's theme was...Snowflakes, so if you haven't already checked out that blog hop please do so, there are some wonderful projects that everyone made to share with you. And be sure to leave everyone a little blog login' as well and don't forget to become a blog follower for your chance to win some wonderful blog candy.

Keep your eyes out for more changes coming to my blog, hopefully in the very near future, as well as more digital projects, and more on my Project Life albums. But, I have all kinds of exciting goodies to come.

Now, to let you know a little bit on what all has been going on and why this year has been so crazy, and will explain why I have been getting a little behind on things or at least not getting things done when I wanted to get them done.  My father had cancer surgery on January 3rd at Baptist Hospital in 'Winston-Salem which is about an hour and a half from where we live. He was
 able to come home on the 11th and we thought everything was good, but the longer he was home the sicker he got, eating less and less, basically going downhill. My Mother and I brought him back to Baptist last Thursday on the 23rd which they admitted him back into the hospital at that point. They put a feeding tube in and he started doing better, in fact on Wednesday morning the doctors came in and said that he could come home, but while my Mom was on the phone with me to find out how the roads were here at home since we had just got some snow the day before, then everything went crazy. His heart rate and blood pressure shot through the roof and he then ended up in ICU, pretty much fighting with everything that he had. It turns out that there was a drainage leek that collected around the liver which was caused the heart to over work itself. They put in a new drainage tube Thursday afternoon and found out that there was an infection in there as well. So, now that they know what all they are dealing with they have put their game plan in motion, and so far so good. Now we just wait, pray, and keep our fingers crossed.

Thank you for listening my goings on. But I am looking forward to an exciting crafting new year and all of the wonderful projects to come.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


And the Winners are...
Hi Ladies, I am so sorry for the delay in posting the winners for the blog candy on the last two blog hops. The winners were previously notified on FaceBook.
*For the "Happy Birthday to Me Blog Hop" the winner was...
Kim Ryden
*For the "Krazy Crafting Crew...Anything Goes Blog Hop" the winner was...
Lissa Marie
Congrats Ladies!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snowflakes Blog Hop with The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'

Welcome to...
The Creating Blog Hops Cafe'

Our group is here to inspire you every month with many different projects that have been made by some of the most amazing crafters that I know. We are dedicated to be here to inspire you every single month, on the last Saturday of the month, all year long. Whether it be a specific theme, season, or event.  So, grab yourself a Latte and hop along with us while we proudly show off our projects to you each and every month.

Your first stop along this hop will be with...

Robin Lane with Create-A-Latte 

The theme for this months hop of snowflakes was inspired by my Daughter, who turns 22 today. When she was born 22 years ago we had a snow and ice storm and from there she was as use to say, cursed because 80% of the time her birthday parties usually ended up getting changed or cancelled due to a snow or ice storm. So, she has now decided to give into her curse and start collecting things that have to do with snowflakes.
So, for my project this month I have made a snowflake card, which will be her birthday card.

Now, for some candy. This month we will be giving one lucky person a Becky Higgins Project Life Season's Mini Kit. For your chance to win this amazing blog candy you must hop through each one of our talented crafters blogs, be sure to leave everyone a little blog lovin', and if you are not already a follower please become one to each of ladies so that you do not miss a single project that they make.  

Your next stop will be with...

Sharon with -

If you get lost along the way here is the entire 
line-up of today's hop for you to get back on track and not miss a single project. And don't forget to leave everyone a little blog lovin' and become a follower for your chance to win some blog candy. 

  Robin Lane with -

  Ann Strecko Koeman with -

  Cathy Derouche with -

  Candice Fields with -

  Tami Smith with -

  Lucy Kelleher with -

  Robin Scott with -

  Jessica Wilson with -

  NannĂ© Harry with -

  Angela Chamness with -

  Jearise Havenga with -

Thank you for hoping along with us today and helping us to start our hoping year with a bang!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Just Chillin' Blog Hop

Welcome to the Just Chillin' Blog Hop


Join us as we celebrate National Penguin Awareness Day by showcasing projects featuring the fun black and white birds, Penguins!! 
You should have come from (enter name of person and link before you) if not Connie Can Crop is the first stop on this Chilly Willy Hop.

This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented friends who are here sharing their ideas and creations. 
We have an awesome sponsor and giveaway for this hop!
 Cheryl will be giving one lucky winner a $10 shopping spree to her paper piecing store.
So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a  comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. 
Then come back to Connie Can Crop and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 12:00 am Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments. 
Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment  along the way!
Grab your favorite hot beverage and a warm blanket because we are about to Chill Out!!

For my project I made a 3x4 winter scene card with my little Penguins having fun playing with a Polar Bear, having a snowball fight and building a snowman. This card will be added to my Project Life Album whenever we blessed with some snow.

 Up next is  Amanda with...

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Krazy Crafting Crew - Anything Goes Blog Hop

Happy Sunday
Welcome to a New Year of Blog Hops with the...
Krazy Crafting Crew

Here we are in a New Year and all new projects for the hop.  Today I am hosting the start of the New Year,  "Anything Goes" would be a great way to start.  Do you like paper crafts, making cookies, crocheting or making pillows?  Really anything goes for more fun and inspiration for us ladies who love to bake and do other things then paper crafts!

Today I have prepared this for you, it is a Memory Jar for 2014. I first saw a similar idea on Pinterest and I took that idea and ran with giving it my own twist a lot of bling and putting the year on the front of the jar. I actually used an over-sized mason jar that I had picked up at Michael's, the gemstone numbers and the other pretty gemstones I got at AC Moore and put around the jar and lid, I also hot-glued some burlap ribbon around the lid before adding the gemstones on the lid. My little sign is attached with one of those wobble things. 
For my Memory Jar I will be writing different little things that happen through the year on a little piece of paper, on piece of paper per memory. It could be Accomplished  Goals, Surprised Gifts, "LOL" Moments, Memories Worth Saving, Daily Blessings, and some-on, anything that I want to remember. Then on December 31st I will sit down, open the Memory Jar and read all of the amazing things that happened in 2014.

I have a little blog candy to give away to one lucky winner. For your chance to win this amazing blog candy of a Hello Kitty Smash Kit just make your way through the entire hop visiting each stop and leaving a little blog love for each of these wonderful ladies.


Help us by making our teams resolution to gain followers and do a fantastic job for you that won't disappoint.  We have a hop every first Sunday of the month, and we will bring  some kind of inspiring project with us!
Thank you for stopping by don't forget to hop the whole hop to see what we have going for you!
Blog lovin' can also win you some blog candy!
Your next stop will be with Lissa Marie at

Here is your line up just in case you want to navigate back through!

Your host....

Lissa Marie ~