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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lucky Charm Blog Hop! & Cricut Lite Giveaway!

Welcome to my Blog and the Lucky Charm Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Carol 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 start at the beginning at   Giselle - http://crossmyheartpapercrafts.blogspot.com/.   This blog hop is all about creating something for the lucky charm in your life..  So I created a notebook for my mom. she is one of my bestfriends and is always there for me. She always has the right words to make me feel better, never ending advice and just makes my life better all around. 

I bought this notebook at Michaels in the $1 section ( WOOHOO love the dollar section), but even better it was 50% off- heck yes! How awesome is that. It is a lined notebook and the covers are chipboard- it doesn't get any better than that!

This is what it looked like originally.

I covered the binding with green cardstock and the added the striped patterned paper to the front and back covers. Sanding down the edges so it fits perfectly on the covers.
Next I used my Gypsy to design a St. Patricks day theme to go on the cover. This is how I set it up on my Gypsy. I used Simply Charmed, which is the 1st time I have used this cartridge and let me say it is a MUST have- so many great images on it.

The grayed out areas are the parts I did not want to cut. Here is how I set the cardstock up on the mat.
I used mostly scrap paper for all the cuts. It seems like I have so many scraps, but with the Gypsy it is so easy to tell what size of paper you need and where to put it on the mat. I cut the little guy out at 3" and the pot of gold at 2"

I used Pk Retro Dolls stamp for the face and a white gel pen for his teeth, blue gel pen for his eyes and pink chalk for his cheeks.

The gold he is throwing out of his hand is bling from Imaginisce and I used the I-rock tool to adhere it. The grass is a Friskers punch.

My super cool Circle Pal Jenny K sent me this awesome stamp that just goes perfectly with the theme of the hop.

Ok, so now on to the good stuff! Who wants some blog candy??? I know you do! Okay, well for the hop I am giving away B is for Boy Cricut Lite Cartridge.

You have to do 2 things to enter....
1. Must be a follower
2. Must leave a comment with a way to get a hold of you

Simple, Simple Simple.... I will draw a winner Monday and post it by Monday Night.

I hope you have enjoyed my project. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your next stop is  Linda - http://www.fancyframework.com/  go check out the awesome creations she has made for this hop.
Thank you Giselle and Nadia for putting together this awesome blog hop and all the hardwork you have done to make this an awesome event.

Don't forget to stop by next weekend for the Make Your Own Holiday Blog Hop

Here is a list of the blogs in the hop in case you get lost along the way:
Giselle -
Nadia - http://nadiasbeautifulmess.blogspot.com/
Jennifer - http://creativearmywife.blogspot.com/
Alina - http://neverstopscrapping.blogspot.com/
Kim - http://rickettscricuts.blogspot.com/
Yolonda - http://www.craftyscentiments.blogspot.com/
Donna - http://donnasdreamworks.blogspot.com/
Carol - http://caroleesscrappinspot.blogspot.com/
Rebecca - http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com/    ME!
Linda - http://www.fancyframework.com/             NEXT STOP
Amy - http://amydesigns.blogspot.com/
Lisa - http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com/
Sue- http://ScrappinSuzy.blogspot.com/
Carrie - http://paperglitterstamps.blogspot.com/
Patricia - http://creativediva98.blogspot.com/
Wendy - http://wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com/
Kimi & Pamela - http://lovebugcreations3.blogspot.com/
Darcy - http://dlmbscrapping-time2create.blogspot.com/
Julie - http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Ftidbitsnscraps.blogspot.com%2F&h=2aba9
Shawnte - http://shawnteparks.blogspot.com/
Amber - http://www.pixiperfectcreations.blogspot.com/
Melissa - http://adventuresinheels.com/


SiskiyouSue said...

Hi, Becca. Cute card. I am already a follower, thanks for the chance to win. I'd enjoy having B is for Boy!

craftymom205 said...

Cute card. I am a follower.

craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

Cathie w said...

so so so cute TFS!!!!


Donna said...

Great idea Becka. Love the face on the little guy. I am your newest follower. Hope you will follow me on the hop

Josie0602 said...

So cute!! I love the Retro face on the leprechaun!!
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Nadia's Beautiful Mess said...

Great work! Thank you for joining Giselle and I on this hop!

Donna said...

Love the notebook, what a great idea!

Jazmin said...

I loved that you used your iRock - I'm addicted to mine. And the notebook cover was amazing!


**New Follower**

Tanya said...

Too cute!!! Love the gold "bling".. GREAT touch!! Thanks for sharing!!


Alannah said...

I love it I am totally a follower!


love the note book super cute idea!!

AD-venture in HEELS said...

Love the notebook I always love to see altered items. I really like the leperchaun its really adorable.
Thanks for sharing

Great job

Julie Wasson said...

great idea, thanks for playing along


Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Terrific altered project and I love that little leprechaun face- TFS!
pam_lash at yahoo dot com

Carol said...

Fantastic project! The face of the leprechaun is super cute! TFS Happy St. Patrick's Day!

clworkman4 at gmail dot com

Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

I love altering stuff, it's so fun. So cute, thanks for sharing. I love your blog the background is so bright and cheerful :D

perfectlyunperfectcards at gmail dot com.

Lisa said...

What a cute little notebook...I love the face on the leprechaun! Oooo...and I'd love to have that cart! Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win!

lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Vicki said...

What a cute notebook. Thanks for the instructions. Now I won't have to pass up a sale notebook just because it's ugly. Already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Cathy said...

I am a new follower and a new card maker. I haven't done a mini album yet.. But i will soon. Thanks for sharing and happy St. patty's day.

Creative Diva said...

Awesome job! Already a follower! Thanks for sharing!


Sarah Wells said...

This is one of the cutest St Patty's cards I've seen. I love the embellishments you added for the "gold" Too cute!


JennyKozar said...

I LOVE the face you used on here!! And I LOVE being your Circle Pal.

Lovebug Creations said...

So sweet that you made this for your mom! She'll love it! And how cute it is!!!! Great job! TFS!!


Yolonda said...

Great altered notebook. I haven't made one yet, but hopefully soon.

yianthony at yahoo dot com

Scrappin Suzy said...

what a great idea. Love the face. I never think to do stuff like this - now I will. Im a new follower

PurpleLadyBug said...

Great altered notebook!!! Your mom will love it. TFS & for the give-away :) I'm a follower.


Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great project. new follower.


Giselle said...

your project is so cute (I have the same stamp lol). Thank you so much for being part of this blog hop :)

Jenn said...

So cute!! Great project, just love the espression on his face haha. TFS!

Cyndi S said...

Adorable altered notebook. Thanks.
cstephenson at q dot com

iluvkatie74 said...

Really cute. I bet your mom will love it.

iluvkatie74 at yahoo dot com

alwayscharlie said...

I loved today's projects! I already enjoy following your blog!

smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

Patti said...

I love your project and what a great way to re-purpose that notebook.


WAM Family said...

Your project was great!!! The face on the Leprechaun was priceless. TFS

wamfamily at surewest dot net

McVic said...

Im already a follower becca! great book- I should go pick one up!

shersl84bed said...

Fun lucky charm book. Neat idea, thanks for sharing how you made it. I'm already a follower

Smiles Sher

Carrie's Corner said...

What a fun and thrifty project! Great job! I'm already a follower. Would love to have you follow me too!

cau0617 at yahoo dot com

BunnyFreak said...

Love how he is dropping gold.

Bella Scrapbook Designs said...

Love the cute little face. I also love how it loosk like he is tossing coins into the pot of gold. I am a new follower.

kricketts said...

I love this! I love what you did with the gold! So creative!


rickettscricuts at yahoo dot com

TeacherMom said...

Way to score such a great deal on the book!!! I love how you transformed it!!! Simply need to get Simply Charmed!!! :) Thanks for sharing your project and for the chance to win.
gaudet5 at rogers dot com

Becky Dunham said...

What a sweet project for your mom! I think I might make some of these for my daughters who like to write poetry - that would be perfect :) Thanks for the chance to win this awesome cartridge!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Karen said...

Nice altered item with the notebook.

Karen C

emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

Pixichick said...

Super cute! I love the face on the leprechaun.


nhernandez820 said...

super cute projects. new follower


Jamie said...

I love the notebook. I enjoy altering them too. Thanks for that chance to when the cartridges. I was just thinking of buying this one.
jrredrose21 at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

Soooo CUTE!! I love the dollar section too! ;) Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower! :)
Linda :)

scrap mama said...

what a cute blog
I am now a follower
love the card

lisastuf said...

This notebook is so very cute!
I love the dollar bin at Michaels!
Thanks for the crafty idea and a chance to win some awesome blog candy!
Lisa H.
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your card, the leprechaun is adorable
I am a follower.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Amy said...

This is a great project! I have a couple notebooks on my craft (kitchen) table to decorate for my son for easter! It was fun being on this blog hop with ya! Amy :)

Tamara said...

Very cute card and I would love to win that cartridge! Thanks for the chance to win!

sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

Addicted Scrapper said...

Sweet!!!! That is a great buy and a great project!!! TFS!!!

LesleyfromWI said...

Cute notebook, your mom is going to love it. TFS and I am already a follower.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

dlmbscrapping said...

Cute, cute- love it

mallodb at aol.com

Tisha said...

I love finding things on sale! I love this idea and thanks for the info on the gyspy. I became a follower and hope u can become one of mine!


Tammy (P.M.S) said...

Hey Becka!

Ejoyed your work. Especially, the layout of the work you did on the Gypsy. I'm a new Gypsy learner; so I'm still figuring the gem out. LOL! ;) I'm a new follower. Look forward to seeing your other crafts. :)



FMonty said...

Super cute notebook! I need to start doing these more often. THANK you for the tutorial, that helps A LOT!!! Already a follower :)

Trisha said...

Your mom will be so happy to receive the great notebook. You are both so lucky to be best friends. TFS and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Theresa said...

So cute! I love the face on th leprachaun. Your mom will love her new notebook!

Darla said...

Great job!! TFS
darlamcc at eastlink dot ca
(I am a follower)

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