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Best Creation Summer Blog Hop Winner!

Savannah!! You are the winner of my
blog candy from Best Creation

please email me your address so that I can 
send you some fabulous goodies

Thank you everyone for playing along!
See ya next month!

May Best Creation Blog Hop!

    Grab your suntan lotion and a towel and get ready for a fun Summertime Hop to get some great ideas to get caught up with old summer photos and lots of ideas for inspiring you for this summer too!!

    Our first stop on this weekend hop is to Liz's blog and then off to a idea packed hop with the rest of the team and our Guest Designer for this month Shannon Morgan.

    And of course we have lots of chances to win some of our New June releases and 6x6 mini packs too. Be sure and leave a comment on either Facebook or the blog or sign up as a new Follower!!! The contest ends Sunday, May 29th at Midnight!

    And of course our DT loves, loves, loves to hear from you so leave them comments too!!

    I created these fun lawn decor pieces to usher in summer fun like roasting marshmallows using the Gone Camping line and a cool way to support your little athlete's summer sport using the Baseball line! 


     Leave me a little love and join my blog and I'll award some yumminess from Best Creations May collections!

Your last stop is this month's Guest Designer, Shannon Morgan

Etsy Inspired #139--5.21.11

    Happy Saturday everyone! After a long two weeks of sickness, I finally got to the doctor and found out....I have an ear infection! Ha! Children get ear infections, doggies get them after baths, and I had one! So, after two days on antibiotics, I can now hear out of my infected ear, but I have been coughing up a storm. My students sit there staring at me asking if I'll live, precious little things they're so happy I came back to school. But, enough about least I was able to muster up enough strength to make a card for this week's challenge.

    This week's shop is Paula Art, which sells home decor made from recycled found objects, a type of art created by Marcel DuChamp during the 20th century. Being a lover of all things modern art, I found this shop particularly interesting. Here's the piece that I was inspired (loosely) by.

 I loved the rustic peeled paint look.
Sometimes beauty can be found in forgotten items

So, this shop got me thinking about items in my craft supply that may have been forgotten (but, not unloved) and I pulled out some pretty trims and trinkets.

Some fun tags, a keyhole, pin and resin
flower embellishments

 Our shop is generously giving one winner this lovely gobi pipe that can be used as a candle holder! Oohhlala!

    Our sponsor this week is Sherry K Designs which sells gorgeous coordinating paper packs! They are giving our second winner a prize package including three of their best selling paper packs!

    So, now it's your turn to play along. Make sure to visit the design team's blogs to see their BEAUTIFUL projects  so that you  can get inspired to create a fabulous project of your own! Make sure to post your design to the Etsy Inspired Challenge Blog by Friday, June 3rd at noon!

Some of my Favorite Techniques

  So, this week we were asked to share some of our favorite techniques when were creating layouts at the Best Creation blog.
  Dearness me, where do I start? I don't have a favorite really since each project sort of demands it's own technique[s]. But, I chose a few to use on this project. For a supply list and directions click on over to the blog.

 -Using tape as a rustic accent.
-Trimming stickers in half to draw interest
to journaling or an element of interest. (i.e. "searching")

-Drawing interest to negative punch outs
with stitched punch outs

-Creating depth by adding foam tape to stickers

How I spent Easter Morning as a kidlet

  Hey Everyone!! Happy Monday to you!! Best Creation wanted to know how we spent Easter with our family. Since I don't have any kiddos of my own, and my hubby was stuck in DC over Easter I made a page sharing what my mom did for us kids when we were little. 
  Every Easter morning, we'd wake up and run downstairs into the kitchen eager to find the first clue! The clues would eventually lead us to our easter baskets filled with delicious, pastel and buttercream eggs, Cadbury eggs, little chocolate eggs with dinosaurs inside, eggs with Spring scenes and little toy treasures. My brother and I would race to each new location to find a new when we figured out where to go from the last! Here's the layout I created showcasing "The Hunt"

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