Thursday, May 31, 2012

Scrapping Everyday Miracles Blog Hop

Hi!! Welcome to my blog, I am your next stop on the SEM birthday celebration!! You should have made it to my blog from Dolores! If you have just started here, make sure you start back at the SEM blog so that you can hop with all the ladies.

Welcome to each of you we are so excited to have you join us for our Birthday Celebration!  It has been an exciting year here at Scrapping Everyday Miracles and we are so glad that you have chosen to explore the miracles with us throughout the year.  We have an exciting hop planned for you this weekend but that is not all will also have on the blog through out the weekend  tutorial and techniques from past designer from the last year and  5 fun and easy challenges that you can enter to win some amazing prizes. The celebration doesn't stop with the blog... on our facebook group we will be offering games each day of the event that will have some fabulous prizes.  We will also be posting and discussing the challenges that we created for the Birthday Celebration.  We might even sneak in some fun random giveaways.

So let the Hop begin....

Each of the Design Team members and our Guest Design Team members have created a project with the theme of celebration to show you on their blogs and they will be showing you their favorite project that they created over the past year here at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.  Make sure that you hop along to each blog because you never know where there might be more prizes hiding along the way!

The project that I decided to create to show the theme of celebration was a birthday card for my dear, sweet friend who will be celebrating her birthday next month. She has been a HUGE part of my walk with Christ, and getting to know and understand the Lord better. I am so thankful that she was put into my life, her birth is definitely a cause for celebration!

The project I decided to share as my favorite SEM layout, was the first layout I ever made featuring only my husband and myself. I am so thankful for this wonderful man, and the daily blessing that he is in my life. I can't imagine spending my years here on earth with anyone else, I truly believe that God had him in mind when he made me.

Our hop Grand Prize has been provided by two wonderful sponsors...  Paper Loves Glue and Memorable Seasons...  Our grand prize winner will win both a gift certificate for $15 to Paper Loves Glue and a $20 gift Certificate to Memorable Seasons.  If that isn't enough both sponsors have provided a discount to their store that you can use any time during May!!!!!

As a special offer to all the followers and participants of Scrapping Everyday Miracles, Paper Loves Glue, is offering a special discount of 30% off the entire store. Just enter code SAVE30 upon checkout This offer is valid until June 13, 2012.

For a limited time (until June 30th), if you shop with us and use the code MIRACLES at checkout, you can save 15% off your purchase. This offer does not apply to items in the Pre-order section since they are already 25% off.  Please place separate orders for Pre-order & In-stock merchandise if you’d like items from both.

 So are you all ready?  It is time for some hopping!  Have fun and remember in order to qualify for the Grand Prize you must comment on all the blogs in the line-up. .  The hop will remain open until Sunday night, June 3rd at 11:59pm PST.

Here is the full line-up just in case you get lost along the way, from here you are to visit the lovely Linda!

SEM blog
Amanda Johnson
Linda Trzos

Make sure you also stop by our Facebook page for games, challenges and even more prizes.  And don't forget, Monday, June 4th will be a new challenge and another chance at a prize!

I am also offering a give-away today, to be entered in my giveaway, simply become a follower of my blog, and leave me a comment telling me what wonderful blessings God is working in your life right now!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope that you are inspired and blessed by this blog hop. Take the time to create something you love today!!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Surprise!! It's a birthday blog hop!!

Hi all!! Today is our fearless leader, Sarah's, birthday! So we all decided to suprise Ms. Fabulous and have a fun little blog hop in her honor!!

Happy Birthday Sarah!! I hope you have a fun filled day with lots of spoiling!! :)

Now for an extra special little something for all of you hoppers, we are offering a $10 gift card to The Paper Bakery store, for those that complete the hop and leave a comment on all the stops! :)

I am also going to offer an EXTRA little giveaway here myself, to be eligible for MY giveaway, I would like you all to hop over to Sarah's blog, and leave her a happy birthday comment, I will randomly select my winner from all the Birthday wishes on her blog! :)

Next stop for you all on the hop is the fabulous Mary Ann....and don't forget to also stop off over at Sarah's blog!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Too Cool

Hi all!! Hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday!! Its cleaning in the am here, and then this afternoon the girls and I get to watch my sweet little nephew. Hence the cleaning! lol.

Today I am going to share with you a layout I made using the May add on kit "Picket Fence" from The Paper Bakery. This kit, is of course, fabulous, and there are a still a few left in stock, so hop over and scoop one up today!! :)

Here is the layout that I put together, I love this fun little photo of my youngest. This is so her, little miss cool, little miss attitude!

I love this! lol! Everything used on here was from the add on kit, except for just a few little add ons, like buttons, twine, jewels, and some Mr. Huey's.

Hope you all have a fabulous holiday weekend!!

Take time to create something you love!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Scrapping Everyday Miracles

Hello friends!! Just wanted to pop on and share that I am guest designer this month over at the amazing blog Scrapping Everyday Miracles. This is a wonderful site, that focuses on bringing your faith and love for the Lord into your craft. I hope you will hop over and check out the site, and play along with this months challenge yourselves, its all about moms this month!

Here is the layout I shared, it focuses on the relationship between my mother and my two girls.

I used the fabulous May add-on kit "Picket Fence" from The Paper Bakery on this layout, love the tones and colors of the kit. I thought the little veneer people were perfect embellies for this layout! :)

Have a great weekend everyone, and take time to be thankful and create something you love!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Paper Bakery Sketch #2

Hello friends!! I have a quick and easy little card I made based on one of this months sketches from The Paper Bakery.

I loved the fun die cut elements and how the sentiment was centered over them. I moved things around a little, to get the look I want, but still have a very cute little card. You can view the sketch here.

Make sure you head over to The Paper Bakery, to get all the details on how you play along with this months sketch challenge for your chance at an awesome prize pack!

Also check out May's project and add on kits, which went up for sale yesterday. They won't last long!!

Have a fabulous day, and take time to create something you love!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day Gift Bag

Hello friends!! First off, I want to say thank you for all the sweet comments you guys left over the weekend. I was a little unsure about that bracelet, my critics here at home, are way too sweet! The think Mommy is the "best crafter in the world" lol, so sometimes I take their praise with a grain of salt!! :) I hope if any of you do decide to make a bracelet of your own that you share some pics, so many possibilities with this simple and quick craft! :)

Today I have a post up over at The Paper Bakery sharing a fun little Mother's Day gift bag I made using the May add-on kit, which goes live on the 15th!! If you have been thinking about getting a sub, trust me, this is the month to do it!! :)

Here is a little sneak of my project, to see the it in its entirety head over to The Paper Bakery!

Have a Happy Mother's Day, full of love and laughter!! :)

Take time today to create something you love!! 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

NSD and The Paper Bakery

Happy Nation Scrapbooking Day!! I hope you are all getting in some fun crafty time this weekend!! :) The Paper Bakery is having a fun blog hop this weekend to celebrate NSD. We are highlighting washi tape. Each designer has a different project to inspire you with different ways to use this trendy item!

Here is the blog list, if you are just joining in here at my blog, or if you maybe got lost along the way! :)

The Paper Bakery


Mary Ann





Amanda <<<<< You are here!!

The Paper Bakery

Make sure you visit and comment on every blog for your chance at a fabulous prize from The Paper Bakery!!

I decided to have a little fun with my project. I had some plain wooden bangle bracelets sitting around that I bought at Micheal's. I had intentions of doing something with them, but like most things I buy, they got buried and forgotten. Does this happen to anyone else?? lol. I found these just in time to make a fun little project for you.

Before I show you the pics, I want to apologize for the not so great quality. I had lots of factors working against me on these ones, rainy day, new lens that I am having to get the hang of manually focusing, and no clue how to photograph jewelry. Anyway, lol, enough with the excuses, on to the project! :)

This was such an easy project, I simple wrapped with washi tape, and then to make it permanent, put a coat of modge podge over the top of it. My little ladies love it, and have already claimed it as their own! lol.