Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kids Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to the first ever Kids Blog Hop!!! I thought of the idea of having this hop because Erika's daughter, Ashley, had started her own blog and here it is!! A hop with just kids showcasing their awesome work and Erika and I are the hostesses. You start here and will hop with 11 awesome and talented young crafters and you will finish with Erika!

 We have some amazing sponsors for this hop!!! 

Joy's Life Stamps donated by Abby

Scrappy Mom's Stamps donated by Scrappy Mom's Stamps 
Pink By Design Stamps donated by Sarah
Treasure Box Design Collection donated by Dina 
February Image Collection donated by Kich N Bleus Designs
Peachy Keen face Assortment donated by Peachy Keen
My Creative Time Stamp Set donated by Emma
A Jillian Vance Design stamp Set donated by Jillian

And some of the blogs are having their own giveaways!!! 

How is that for giveaways!?!? Now, what do you have to do??

Since many of these blogs are newer blogs they don't have too many followers. I ask that:

1. Become a follower of all blogs
2. Leave a comment on all blogs! 
3. Make sure you leave a comment at the very end with Erika and let her know that you have completed the hop!

I do ask that if you have kids at home have them sit next to you and look at the awesome creations! Maybe we can inspire more kids to come into this cool bloggin little world we have! If you do have kids (they can be your children, grandkids, nieces, nephews, godchild, any kid!!!) When you leave a comment leave his or her name with their age next to the comment. Now, if you don't have kids don't worry you can still participate! 

We will have 10 WINNERS


The first young crafter on the line-up is the talented : 

Here is the line-up:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Throwback Thursday~~ A Walk in My Garden

Hello all!! I hope you are having a nice week! Are you ready for a long weekend?! I know I am! I get to go to visit my family!!! I am sooo happy and excited!!

Today is time for another Throwback Thursday with My Creative Time and this time around you get to dust off "A Walk In My Garden" and use flowers on your project. I don't particularly have that cart, but I did want to make sure I used an older cart. I used Accent Essentials.

For my project I got to use the Paper Princess stamp set. I created a one-page layout about me!! I remember doing a couple of LOs last year all about me, and that was it! Anytime I create layouts is mostly about my kids and family. So this time around it's all about me!!
I got inspired by using Sassy Lil Sketches.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't take this as if I am making fun of ANYTHING! 
This is all fun and I don't want to upset anyone.

I used one of my favorite stacks from DCWV, Mi Casa.

Make sure you go visit My Creative Time and take a look at the wonderful creations Emma and the other DTs have created .

Thank you very much as always for taking a peek and leaving your beautiful comments!
Those words you leave here are what feeds me to keep creating!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Scrapbookaholic By Abby Design Team Call!!

Scrapbookaholic By Abby has had for months a weekly/bi-weekly challenge featuring SEI products only. SEI has allowed me to open up and become a lot more creative! I am starting a new adventure and will be looking for my very own Design Team!!! I will have a bi-weekly challenge on my blog! If you think you've got what it takes to inspire others and get their scrappy mojo going on, start looking through the projects that you have created and give it a try!

I have prices waiting to be given away!! Just to name a few:
**Elmer’s Glue
**Cosmo Cricket
**Nikki Sivilis
**Various Stamps
**Cricut Cartridges
** Kich N Bleus Designs

Here are the details...
-Looking for 8-10 lovely, talented, committed artists representing a variety of styles and backgrounds.

-You MUST have a blog and post regularly

-Duties will include creating a bi-weekly project with the given theme.

-Being timely in your creations

-Use your blog to link to Scrapbookaholic By Abby, letting people know about current challenges.

-Visiting participants' blogs and leaving praise! (We all love a little love, don't we?!)

-I am not able to "pay" DT members at this time, but as I get more sponsors I will include my DT in those requests. I have some things/goodie bags I will send as a welcome gift! I will, however, promote you as best as I can to get your name out there into the scrappy world!

-DT term will be for 6 months with the possible options to continue on.

To apply, email me at with the following:

1. 3 of your favorite creations that best showcase your style (they can be anything scrappy- layouts, cards, altered projects, minis- you name it!

2. A list of any DTs you are or were previously on (please still apply if you don't have any DT experience! We just want a way to get to know you)

3. A link to your blog and galleries if you have

4. Meet the deadline of Midnight, March 31st PST

5.Send me a little write up about you and why you would like to join my team

6. Please make sure you put on the RE of your email DT CALL

The team will be notified by April 4th and will begin their terms upon notice. I can't wait to see what you've got and are looking forward seeing your creations!

PS Being that I am Kich’s big sister and coordinator for her DT and blog, my DT will also have the opportunity to play with her designs!!!

 My commitment with SEI is over for now. My DT will be able to work with any materials out there!

It's My B-Day and I Quill If I Want To Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday everyone and welcome to the "It's My Birthday and I Qill If I Want to" Blog Hop!!! Linda from Crazy Quilling invited me to her birthday hop!!! Thank you Linda and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! and if you guys just came from Nikki, you are heading on the right direction! But, if you just came to my blog, then head on over to Linda (the birthday gal) to start the yummy hop!

If you have not visited Linda before, you have been missing out!!! She does quilling and it is beautiful!!!!! Now, I tried looking for supplies and tools and had NO luck... then, decided to try it by hand... ha! that was not good!!! So, I decided to make a cupcake and try "quilliing" with fondant! Well, not necessarily quilling, but it's rolled fondant!

Here is my project!

Want some candy?? No, I can't send you my cupcake! It's long gone!!

How about the newest collection from Kich N Bleus?

One lucky person will win the new February collection!!!

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me if you have ever tried quilling or if this is the first time you heard of it!

Thank you so much for hopping with us!!

Next on the hop the talented:

Here is the line-up, just in case you need it!


















Marta- -


Monday, February 14, 2011

SEI Challenge with Abby #3 Use Pink!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!! Today is another SEI challenge!! and a super easy one for you!!! Create anything but make sure you use the color PINK!!!

I created a cupcake holder with the beautiful "With all my heart" collection from SEI! The always have great sales on their blog, som make sure you take a peek!!

Used my Cricut cake and Emma's "You had me at Chocolate" stamp set!

Now, this week I have two wonderful guest designers.

Sandra from 365 Days of Cricut created this cute card!! She used SEI materials!

and Ashley from Ashley's Creative Journey also used SEI materials!! 

Sandra and Ashley thank you sooo much!!!!!

Onto the rules for the challenge:

*** Link your original post with project up to Mr. Linky
*** Mention that your project is for SEI Challenges with Abby #3
*** Deadline for this challenge will be February 27th!
*** Project of your choice MUST have the color PINK
*** The most important, HAVE FUN!! 

and the price?!!?
It is a 12 x 12 "With All My Heart" collection