Friday, December 31, 2010

"New Year's Thank You Card" Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and Welcome to my Blog, and the New Year’s Thank You Card Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Deb-DD's Crafts, you're in the right place. If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at  This blog hop is intended to help you get ideas for  Thank You Cards.    There will be opportunities to win some blog candy or get ideas to help you with your New Year’s Resolutions!  So sit back, and enjoy the hop!
 I have started preparing for my 10 month old's  First Birthday  which is in how time flies!  and I came up with these Thank You cards based on the Birthday invite I am still working on. I have always love the monkey on the New Arrival Cricut Cart.  so I decide to use it for the invites and thank you cards.  

CARD # 1

 This card is a Gatefold Card. Length of card stock 5.25 X 8.5 scored at 2-1/8 and 6-3/8. Cute Monkey from Cricut New Arrival cut at 3".  For the Monkey's face I used the Peachy Keen - Baby Animal Faces and More stamp.  Colored the eyes with the white gel pen- also from PK.  Popped it up with Stampin Up Pop dots.  The Circle was cut with the EK Success 1 inch Punch.  Sizzix Sizzlits Ornate Label #5 in Yellow paper from Lasting Impressions.  Quilling- Bananas-2  12 in. Marquis in Yellow.  For the ends of the Banana, 4 3in. hearts in Brown.  For the Leaves- 2 4in. Marquis in Green.  All Quilling strips are 1/8 in.  Sentiment "Thank You Kindly" Stampin Up!

This is the Second Thank You card.  I used the same materials as the first one with the difference that this card is folded in Half.  Card dimensions are 4-1/4 X5-1/2.  The Sentiment is different, but also from the Thank You Kindly Stampin Up set.

This is the Invite in the works.  It will be a Peek-a-Boo card.  Also used the monkey from New Arrival.  This card  has a tab that when its moved to the left the monkey appears in the window.  If the tab is moved to the left the monkey hides.

You must also leave your email address to contact you in case you are the lucky winner. 
Winner will be randomly selected on January 3rd.

Your Next Stop on this Hop is Martha-AScrapingTime
Just in case you get lost please begin at Jennifer-CraftyCardGallery
 I wish you all a Happy, Healthy and Successful New Year 2011
Linda K.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

WINNER of Embellish Me with Quilling Blog Hop!

Happy Thursday everyone! I would like to thank each and every one of you who Hopped along with us this past weekend on my first ever Quilling Blog hop.  I hope you were inspired by this art and for those who have never quilled before I hope that you would give it a try one day.  
Here's the winner for the Quilling Beginners Kit... using the WINNER is....

Would love to learn how to quill, maybe I can pick up a few tricks along the hop!! 
Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Congratulations Cindy!!
I will be getting in touch with you to get all your information.

Let me wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy start of the New Year .
Huggy Hugs to all!
Linda K

Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Embellish Me with Quilling" Blog Hop

(If you are here for Kathy's Super Secret Surprise B-day Hop Click HERE)

Hello Everyone and Welcome to my First Ever Quilling Blog Hop!
I am a self-taught Quiller.  I first saw Quilling in a Mexican Crafts magazine back in 1999.  From that day on I've been hooked.  I am an active member of the North American Quilling Guild. You can click on this link for a Short History on Quilling. To see a Quick Tutorial on Quilling click HERE.
Quilling can be added to many projects just like you will be seeing throughout this Hop.  I hope you enjoy every single Blog and their projects.  They have all been Embellished With Quilling!
Ohh...and don't forget to leave your comments, there is Candy Blog along the way.  Once you have done the Hop, come back and leave me a comment telling me that you did for a chance to win A BEGINNER'S QUILLING KIT.
Enjoy the Hop!
For this card I used the Robo Love from  Market Street Stamps .   Sizzix Grass Die, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip Stamp pad, Sentiment from Hampton Art Stamps, 1/8" Quilling Paper for the heart and caterpillar.

Your Next stop is one of my Favorites..The Sweet, Talented MOMO

Just in case you get lost along the way, here is the Blog Line:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just a Reminder! The First Ever Quilling Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone!
(If you are here for Kathy's B-day Hop Click HERE)
Just wanted to remind you of my FIRST EVER Quilling Blog Hop starting here on My Quilling Nest.  Featuring awesome and talented Blogs.  You don't want to miss it! See you here tomorrow Saturday Dec. 18th .

Linda K.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

:Kathy's SUPER SECRET SURPRISE Birthday Card" Blog Hop

and Welcome all to this wonderful and fun Blog Hop, dedicated to a very talented, admirable woman...Kathy from Peachy Keen.  If you came from GABY's Blog you are in the right track...if you just happen to stop by, you can start the Hop at PeachyKeen's Blog

Kathy I made this card specially for you.  Your Little Birdie Die inspired me to come up with this layout.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.  I Quilled the flowers and scented your card with the Scent my Cards Tulip Scent,
Have a Blessed Day!!!

 Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win Peachy Keen Blog Candy!
Your next Stop is:
 Angelica & Adrianne -
Viv -
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Nikki -
Erin -
Emma -
Ruthie -
Samantha -
Lisa -
Jessica B. -
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Dobea -
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Jessica K. -
Glorajean -
Liz -
Jessica M.-
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Momo -
Paula -
Corri -

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WINNER!!! of "It's a Small World" Blog Hop and an Invite

Hello Everyone and sorry for the delay in posting the winner of this past weekend's "It's a Small World" Blog Hop...
The Winner of the $15 Paper Source Gift Card is..
with Random.Org comment #34
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!!!
 BONNIE C from A Scrap Above Blog!
Her Comment:
Hey Linda
Great looking recipe book! LOVE those buttons with the holly!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C
Also I am hosting a First Ever Quilling Blog Hop this coming weekend Dec. 18-19
There will be Quiling and Non-Quilling Blogs.  See all the different ways you can incorporate this type of art into your creations.  Hope you can make it!
Until Next time!
Linda K.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

"It's a Small World" Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Kinderstampo "It's a Small World" Blog Hop...If you just came from Mariam's Blog you are in the right track... if not you can begin HERE at Kinderstampo. 

My Project for this Hop is a Punch Recipe Book.  I was born in Guatemala, a small Central American country right underneath Mexico.  A traditional Xmas drink is called Punch.  It is made out of many dried fruits and spices and it's served hot.  I love it when it is chilled. I found out that there are several recipes to make this type of drink .  So I decided to make this Punch Recipe book to collect all the Punch recipes I can find and pass it along to any of my friends that would like to make this delicacy on X-mas time.
Used the Sizzix Original Album and Page Inserts Die.  The letters are Hero Arts stamps punched with a 1/2" circle punchGlued with dimensionalsCardstock from SEI Winter Song

The project in pieces

Stamped all the Insert Pages with the Stampin Up Jolly Bingo Bits Stamp Set and used the Tab Punch for the page tabs.

Used the I-Top Brad Maker to make these brads and embellished them with a Quilled Holly

Your Next stop is the very talented Madison.  
or Click on the picture below
  Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win BLOG CANDY!

$15 GIFT CARD TO Paper Source Store
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Winner will be randomly selected on Monday Dec. 13th

Jess -
Christine Wilson-Dunbar -
Shelley -
Vickie -
Sigrid -
Meighen -
Mariam -
Pam -
Christine Hatchell -
Jessica-Creative Stamper -
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Liz -
Jessica Baker -
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Jess -

Friday, December 3, 2010

'Tis The Season Blog Hop

Welcome!!!to Iva's 'Tis The Season Blog Hop, if you are arriving from Kristi's Paper Secret's Board, you are in the right track.   To get into the Season's mood I created a Paper Wreath using my Cricut Expression, Winter Woodland Cart, and some Loose rolls from Quilling.  

Cricut Cart. Winter Woodland
Make a Large Circle with a Hole inside for the base of the Wreath.
Cut 40 5.5in. Holly Leaves- Light Green
8-Dark Green and 7 another shade of green
Bird cut at 6" with layers in red.
Strips of paper 6in. long 3/8 width.  Rolled to make loose quilling circles

Score the leaves to give them a more natural look

Your Next Stop is Shannon Magee -from Purple Lion Paper
In Case you get lost Click Here to start from the beginning.
Thank you for stopping by.