Thursday, January 26, 2012

Crop Chocolate's Blog Hop

I'm so glad you stopped by! I am the 6th stop in CropChocolate's blog hop. If you are following the links in order, then you will have just left DeeDee's blog. {Isn't she amazing???} If you didn't start at the beginning, then you need to go to The Crop and start there so you don't miss a thing.

If you aren't familiar with what CropChocolate is, it is a Deal A Day website that sells scrapbooking supplies at SWEET deals. If you have a sweet tooth for scrapbooking supplies, then CropChocolate is the place for you!

This blog hop is special as we are hopping along with the lovely folks at WeScrap. Click on the link to get to their online crop forum.  They will be giving away 4 sets of $25 CropCredits donated by CC on Feb. 1. CropChocolate will be giving away 2 kits of the winner's choosing, donated by WeScrap!

In order to win one of the kits, all blog hoppers will need to leave a comment on The Crop after going to each of our blogs.  Two random winners will be announced on The Crop on February 1st. Fun, huh????

Now that all of the "business" is taken care's my project for the blog hop. I call these lovely ladies my "2012 Valentines Day Royalty".

The Queen and her attendants

The Queen

Crop Chocolate products I used for this project:
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Pad
Making Memories ribbon
Echo Park "Yours Truly" paper

Non-Crop Chocolate products I used for this project:
Wood balls for the heads
miscellaneous paper for hair and dress
flowers from Hobby Lobby
craft sticks
miscellaneous ribbons and buttons

These girls were so much fun to make!!! Browse through my blog and if there is anything you are interested in, please let me know! If you aren't already following my blog, please click "follow" on the side bar... I would love to have you!!!

Now, it's time for you to move on to our next designer, Paula Irvine's blog, I know you are going to love her work! Happy Hopping!!!

Michele (aka Craft-a-holic Queen)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Another post!

Two days in a row! Wow!!! Here's a couple of cards I made for the Valentine's season. I used Lime Twist twine and paper from the Lost and Found collection. I also used Glitter Thickers, miscellaneous paper scraps, buttons and ribbon. I hope you like them as much as I do. :D

I'm now going to get ready to put things together for CropChocolate's blog hop! Can't wait, can't wait!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's a new year.....

....And I need to spend more time on my blogs and keep them current!!!

The more and more I spend time crafting, I'm seeing that I love to make more than just cards. Some of the challenges we are given really get me thinking and I have really been happy with the things I have created. Today, I'm going to post just a few items I have made along with the tutorial videos. Let me know if you have any questions or better yet.....suggestions on techniques you would like to see used. The more suggestions, the better!!!!



The challenge was to make some sort of album. This album is made from envelopes from my card stash.

I wanted to do something that would allow the pages to be decorated AND have tags incorporated in the design.

I loved making this cute little album!