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Saturday, May 28, 2011

What's Your Summer Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to GabyCreates
and to the
What's Your Summer Blog Hop hosted by Ashley
from Ashley's Scrappin Palace

If you just arrived from visiting Ashley's Blog, you are in the right place!
But if you are just stopping by to say Hi! and wish to participate, please start with Ashley

What is MY Summer? 
My Summer is all about my babies spending their Summer with me!
They live in another State, but they get to come and visit me for the Summer!  We spend our Summer celebrating my grand daughter's and other family member's birthdays, visiting Disneyland, playing Golf and in the water!

Please come back tomorrow to visit and take a look at my Post --We are all posting a second project.

It is time to go visit my sweet friend  ERIKA right after you leave me a message (I love reading them!).

Blog Candy -- 50 yards twine.

Ashley - http://myscrappinpalace.blogspot.com/
Gaby - http://www.gabycreates.com/
Erika - http://www.cricutlove1.blogspot.com/
Tracy - http://adventures793.blogspot.com/
Amanda - http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/
Star - http://starspaperpassion.blogspot.com/
Theresa - http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/
Angela - http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com/
Momo - http://madebymomo.blogspot.com/
Tracy - http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/
Tanya - http://scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com/
Paula - http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/

Friday, May 27, 2011

Glitter Explosion Blog Hop

Welcome to GabyCreates
and to the
Glitter Explosion Blog Hop hosted by Yolie

Hopefully you just arrived from Yolie's Blog, but if you happen to just be visiting my blog and wish to participate, please start HERE

We are to create anything as long as is exploding with glitter!

I created this card for an anniversary (I cannot tell you for whom or the date, He/She might be visiting :))

 I used Cricut Elegant Cakes for the sentiment. It is really a lighter creamier color in person... I wanted to show the glitter.  I was inspired by a card Cindy Royal created and posted on the Circle blog.  I am not able to provide link.
 All paper is from DCWV Linen Closet Stack.
 I used MS fine glitter and MS crystal coarse glitter.
 Both folders are from Cuttlebug -- I only remember the name of one = Lace Door
The inking really looks darker here, but it is hardly noticeable in person.
The roses are from Recollections and I added fine glitter to them.
 This is the inside sentiment.
And this is on the back of the card - CricutChick posted were to buy on FB.
I pop dotted everything to give it lots of dimension with 1/8" and 1/4" dimensional foam.

Now it is time to go visit LENEA
But before you leave, leave a comment for a chance at 50 yards of twine.

Yolie – www.justyolie.com
Gaby – www.gabycreates.com
Lenea - http://sugargemscrafts.blogspot.com/
Xochitl - http://cricutcritter.blogspot.com/
Angie - http://angie-scrappinmemories.blogspot.com/
Ann - http://annlenth.blogspot.com/
Mari - http://mariaschulz.blogspot.com/
Debbi - http://www.scrappingmamma.net/
Sherry - http://patternsbysher.blogspot.com/
Tammy - http://tammyjennings.blogspot.com/
Melin - http://papercraftingworld.blogspot.com/
Celeste - http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/
John - http://meyer-imports.typepad.com/

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Graduation Layout and Card

Today I am lucky enough to post for the third time over at
Cooking With Cricut during the Grand Blog-Aversary Celebration!

It's All About Celebrations!  I had posted a card and had mentioned that I would suggest to my nieces to recycle the card and place it on a layout... here is the layout with the card.

She can use the inside of the card for her journal entry.
Items Used:
Cricut - Gypsy - Gypsy Wandering for "Congrats" with shadow -
cut twice (once with PP the other in yellow) and hand cut the star - added Glossy Accents
Cricut - Kate's ABC's for the letters "Grad"
Cricut - PDFE GBS and HKF for the bear card - see posting on how to make the bear/card
Cricut - Don't remember if star is by George, Hannah, B is for Boy or one of the many other carts that have a star in them. -cut the stars and stitch around them.
EK punch - Thread for tassel -  BG Recess Collection and BG Life's a Party brads - Sewing machine.

I followed Jana Eubank's sketch and am entering this LO on the Circle Blog's Weekly Challenge.

Thanks for Visiting and leaving a comment!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Memorial Day - Peace - Red Poppies

Today is Challenge Day over at Cooking With Cricut
and the Challenge is Memorial Day incorporating stitching!

And I have a little bit of history to share...
The most ancient symbol of peace is the olive branch. A later representation of a Dove holding an Olive Branch was used to symbolize or as a motto of "Peace Restored" in 18th century America.
 Did you know that Moina Michael back in 1915 conceived of an idea to wear red poppies on Memorial day in honor of those who died serving the nation during war.
 She was the first to wear one, and sold poppies to her friends and co-workers with the money going to benefit servicemen in need. Later a Madam Guerin from France was visiting the United States and learned of this new custom started by Ms.Michael and when she returned to France, made artificial red poppies to raise money for war orphaned children and widowed women. This tradition spread to other countries. In 1921, the Franco-American Children's League sold poppies nationally to benefit war orphans of France and Belgium. The League disbanded a year later and Madam Guerin approached the VFW for help. Shortly before Memorial Day in 1922 the VFW became the first veterans' organization to nationally sell poppies. Two years later their "Buddy" Poppy program was selling artificial poppies made by disabled veterans. In 1948 the US Post Office honored Ms Michael for her role in founding the National Poppy movement by issuing a red 3 cent postage stamp with her likeness on it. (http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html)

Materials Used:
Cricut Expression, Gypsy and Star embossing folder,
Cricut French Manor, 50 States and Stretch Your Imagination Cartridges.
White, Blue, Red and two tones of Green Cardstock.
Ribbon, Walnut Stain and Beads.
Thanks for visiting!! Hopefully you find the time to go visit what other beautiful creations my Team Mates created over at CWC and maybe you can join us in the Challenge!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Imaginisce Garden Party Card

Today I am sharing a card I created
with the Imaginisce Garden Party Collection
for Happy N Scrappin' and to enter the
Materials Used

Imaginisce Garden Party Collection
Imaginisce i-rock tool and aqua rhinestuds
Imaginisce Sticker Stackers
Cricut Expression
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Vellum, Glittered White Cardstock
Sewing machine, Thread
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
Glossy Accents Crackle (did not crackle!)
Use this month’s magazine as a stepping off point for you to create something your way. Use one of our Designers projects to help you create something similar and yet has your own style.   I just re read and it says THIS month's magazine! I was inspired by an April Issue.  But since I do have more than 4 Cricut cuts and 3 Imaginisce products used, I qualify for the Imaginisce Contest instead.

CONTEST RULES: Use at least 4 Cricut Cuts from any cartridge in your design and at least 3 Imaginisce products like their paper, I-top, I-Rock, Stickers, ribbon or any other product they produce in your design.

I was inspired by Lori Allred, Circle Magazine, April issue, page 45
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment! -- For the Paper Crafting World post please scroll down!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Basic Grey Life of the Party Card for PaperCraftingWorld

Paper Crafting World
Digital Image Challenge

Challenge: Birthday - Glitter

I used my Copics to color the image (forgot to take a picture of the markers or write the numbers down before I put away).

Click Here to Purchase File
 All PP papers are from the BG Life Of The Party Collection.

Thanks for visiting my blog!  Hopefully you find the time to go visit PCW to see what the other members of the Design Team created! and to enter the challenge!!  You get a FREE file!! to participate!