Thursday, March 22, 2012

Welcome to the 2nd "Un-Official" Crop Chocolate Blog Hop!

A warm welcome to all you blog hoppers to the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop! If you just happened upon this blog, please head over to for the start of the hop.

If you came from, then you're in the right place!

Everyone will have until 8am MDT on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to comment. We have two confirmed giveaways. One is a 12×12 Hello Spring Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park and another is a 12×12 Fourth Of July Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park (generously donated by Echo Park Paper Co. {}). We will post updates if we are able to secure additional giveaways. To be eligible to win on the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop, you need to comment on each blog along the hop and be able to receive packages (no post office boxes). It is open worldwide. The winners will be selected via and announced at on Wednesday, March 28.

Some of the bloggers along the hop have mentioned that they plan to offer blog candy. Be sure to look for those announcements and follow the steps they would like you to do to be eligible for those prizes. The bloggers who shared projects with you (either on their own blog or as a guest blogger on another blog) are eligible to win prizes as long as they comment on each of the blogs along the hop (except they don’t need to comment on their own blog, of course.)

Here's the order of the hop for Friday, March 23rd.

Lisa (RnoAngel0712)
Heather L. <= YOU ARE HERE!
Paula Irvine
Kathy (clayton528) guest blogger at

The order of the hop for Saturday, March 24th:

by belle
Wildflower (Jasmine)
scrap happy
Scrappy Canuck
Haf2scrap/ Lucy guest blogger at

And on to the projects that I did.

First I made this little box using the Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut cartridge. All paper used for this is from the Trinity Paper Arts Sincerely line.

And a better look at the top of the box.

Crop Chocolate Product:

Sincerely line by Trinity Arts Paper

Other Product
black satin ribbon
Martha Stewart punches (butterfly and floral trim around bottom)
Sweet Tooth Boxes Cricut Cartridge

And the other project is a card made by the same paper line.

The argyle sticker border, the you are my world sticker, and the rosette are all made with the Sincerely line.

Crop Chocolate Product:

Sincerely line by Trinity Arts Paper

Other Product:
Black and Red cardstock
Martha Stewart butterfly and trellis punches

Please leave a comment so you don't miss your chance at the awesome prizes that will be given out on Wednesday, March 28th!


And now....continue on to bethd488

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Another post today...

I know I go weeks without posting and then BAM! Three in one day.

I am getting ready for a blog hop I am going to be part of (my first one!) and so I was practicing to get myself all ready for this weekend when I actually work on the project.

Here's the card that I made:

The blog hop is going to be focusing on borders and thus I am trying to learn new ways to add fun borders to my cards. I didn't think it was too shabby. My faux stitching could use a little work, but I'm the type that can't draw a straight line with a ruler :)

Blog Hop next weekend! Please stop by and say hi! :)

Configuration box

I just finished my first Tim Holtz configuration box. I did a shabby chic I guess. Most of the miniatures in it came from something I love in my life. There are books, a cat in a paper bag, baking items and knitting supplies. Wish I could have found something scrappy to put into it, but the site I got the miniatures from didn't have anything like that.

So here it is:

Sorry that it isn't the greatest picture. It's the only one I have right now. I hope to get more up, but my camera is pretty crappy when it comes to close up stuff.

Crop Chocolate Focus Group Challenge

This card was made for the CC focus group challenge for March.

We were to use this image as inspiration. :)

And this is what I came up with:

The card base is dark blue cardstock
The 3 grungy looking papers are from A beautiful life by MME
The ribbon is Stella and Rose decorative trim by MME
The sun was from Gypsy Wanderings (pre-loaded on gypsy)
The stamp was from a set picked up at Big Lots.
Yellow Stickles by Ranger on the sun.