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I am married to a Great Guy - Charlie.  We have a beautiful daughter, Charese, who is a JOY to have.  We love the outdoors, watching movies, reading and I love scrapbooking and cardmaking.  There are other hobbies as well.  I love to meet new people and share my love of scrapbooking and cardmaking with people.


I wanted to take a moment to thank you all for your kind comments.  I also want to thank those of you that are now followers.  I have gone to those people who have left their blogs and became followers of your blog as well. 

It was really fun blog hop that I did and the people I was with were great.  I wish I would have been feeling better so I could have done more but perhaps on the next blog hop I will.  I am so excited to enter some more blog hops and hope that you will continue to follow me on them.

I will be posting some new pictures soon on my site hopefully before my vacation of an upcoming class that is coming.

Well again thank you for your support and wonderful comments on my Think Pink blog Hop.



This the side front the flap is magnetic
 Welcome to the Think Pink Blog Hop! I am so excited to have you join me here at my first ever blog hop. You should have arrived here from Peanutbutter and Jelly Design’s blog. We are doing this Blog Hop to promote Breast Cancer Awareness, and remind all of you to do your self-exams! Our Sponsor is Sarah, at http://pinkcricut.com and she has generously donated a $25 gift certificate for our Grand Blog Candy Prize. If you haven't seen her line of Pink by Design Stamps, you should check her out.

I decided to create something that has been on my to do list for awhile. I created a Memory Keeper box from Close To My Heart. I covered the box with a paper packet (also from CTMH) that was pink with some other colors in it as well. The paper packet is called Life Delights which is an inspiring name, I think. It had butterflies on it that I liked. I stamped additional butterflies using three different butterfly stamp sets; the first Celebrate Life, the second Embrace Life, and the third Spring Possibilities (all three by CTMH) I then cut them out added glitter to them, pink glitter to the two smaller ones and white glitter to the big one. Then I placed the two smaller ones over the butterflies that were on the paper using foam dots to add dimension to the project. I printed the sayings using my computer and glued them on. I also applied rhinestones all over the cover on the swirls. You can open the box and store your keepsakes in it. I plan on storing cards that I have received over the years from loved ones in it.

This is the top of the Memory Keeper Box
This is close up of the bigger butterfly with glitter

This is a close up of the Butterfly stamp with glitter

This is the bottom of the Memory Keeper


I hope you have been enjoying the hop so far. You have a few more stops to make - next on the list is http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com. Thank you for stopping in and I hope you enjoyed the Think Pink project I did. Take a moment to check out the rest of my blog and the others in the blog hop. We would love for you to follow us in our creations.

TO WIN BLOG CANDY THROUGH THE BLOG HOP YOU NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING:  *To win the $25 gift certificate from Sarah, all you have to do is complete the hop and leave a comment on every blog. On Tuesday, utilizing random.org, a blog number, and then a comment number for that blog will be chosen. The winner will be notified by a posting on One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity, by a posting on Karel's Facebook and Twitter Accounts, and every effort will be made to personally contact the winner.*

Thank you and have fun blog hoppin' and don’t forget to do your self exam.

1. One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity – http://karelj.blogspot.com
2. Gina’s Stamping Creations -- http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/ YOU ARE HERE!!
3. Crafting This Moment -- http://craftingthismoment.blogspot.com/
4. The Cricut Diaries – http://cricutdiaries.blogspot.com
5. Sweet Sassy Diva -- http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com/
6. Scrappin’ Sista -- www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
7. If It’s Groovy -- http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com
8. Oh, Snap! -- http://ohsnaplizzie.blogspot.com/
9. Crazy About Cricut – http://crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
10. Gen’s Den -- http://www.gensden.com/
11. Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs -- http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com/
12. Heartfelt Creations -- http://tlbheartfeltcreations.blogspot.com/  "YOU ARE HERE"
13. Creations With Becka – http://creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
14. Calie’s Creative Corner – http://caliescreativecorner.blogspot.com
15. Tidbit’s Place – http://tidbitsplace.blogspot.com
16. Gypsy Paperie -- http://gypsypaperie.blogspot.com
17. Life From Marianne’s Table – http://number1aunt.blogspot.com/
18.  The Suburban Scrapper - http://www.rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/

THINK PINK blog hop coming soon


Join us here the evening of  October 9th-11th, for a Breast Cancer Awareness Blog hop! We will be sponsored by the very generous Sarah at http://pinkcricut.com, who will be offering a $25 Gift Certificate to one lucky hopper!  Check out her site today and get ready to blog hop away.  Remember this is for a good cause we are hoping to spread awareness about breast cancer.  Have fun blog hopping.

Don't forget to join us!


Hello everyone -

Sorry was gone for a while if you have noticed I have posted a information about an upcoming 50 Holiday Card Class I am offerring.  Well I had to step away from the computer for about a week and 3 days to get all the paper cut for this upcoming event.  I put 30 kits together.  Just for the card bases I had to cut 750 pieces of paper.  It is relaxing to me most of the time.  I am going to shut out a huge THANK YOU to my husband who counted all the papers and put them into their kits.  He is such a great guy.

Well I am back and I have exciting news about an upcoming event so stayed tuned.  I have entered my first blog hop and it will start on the 9th and run the 11th.  I am so very excited. 

Have a good one everyone.