Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Enjoy the Moments Blog Hop

Hello!  Welcome to the Enjoy the Moments Blog Hop.  If you are coming from Java Jen Creations then you are in the right place.  If you just happened to be visiting my blog today, be sure to start at the beginning by clicking here.

I am so happy you chose to join me today.  I am pretty new to Megan Elizabeth's blog and products, but discovered that we have at least one thing in common.  We both grew up singing along with Patch the Pirate.  It's a very small world!

When I was looking around on her blog and in her store, I knew that I wanted to try her Paper Layerz paper.  I also picked up some of her adhesive.  You will see me use both in today's project.  I decided to post the video in 2 segments so that it wouldn't be one very long video.  I also did something that I have NEVER done on a video before in the second one.  Curious?




After I finished the video, I decided to add faux stitch marks around the outside and the inside of the card using a black zig pen.  It was that little finishing touch I think it needed.

"Smile" from Positive Thoughts by K. Andrew Designs
Scripture Sayings from K. Andrew Designs
But Wait.... I was having so much fun with this paper that I decided to throw in a bonus project.
(Insert drum roll)
So for project #2, I decided to do a little treat box for my wonderful husband.  I used the same sheet of paper that I used on the card.  Here's what the paper looks like now.


I started out with this box of bottle caps that I had picked up at the grocery store last week.  It's just a little treat, but one that I know he will enjoy.

His favorite colors are blue and orange so I found an orange piece of paper in my stash and cut it to measure 6"X11".  I wrapped it around the box and adhered it using ATG.  I then cut the following shapes from Create-A-Critter using more of the Paper Layerz.
Snail - 2 1/4"
Postage stamp - 2"
"Special Delivery" - 1.5"

Remember that the paper is double sided?  I cut a box out of the paper and sized it to fit behind the "Special Delivery" using my paper trimmer.  He found this waiting for him when he got in his car for work this morning.  I hope it made him smile.  It was so simple to take a little treat and make it even more special.  My man is worth it!

***Thanks for stopping by today.  Today's blog candy will be a surprise.  I think you will like it.  I will announce what it is when I announce the winner.  I will announce a winner on July 15.  Entries will close at 11:59 EST on July 14.  To enter, please follow my blog and leave a comment on this post telling me that you are one.***

Be sure to hop all the way to the end because Megan Elizabeth is introducing something new today!
 Here's the line-up just in case you get lost:
Crafty Chics
Card Monkey's Paper Jungle
Java Jen Creations
DJ's Sundries - You are here
Around the Block with Scrapalette
 Court's Craft Corner
Cara Miller - Let's Learn Cricut and Copic
Two at a Time Paper Craft Designs
Above Rubies Studio - 
(I must say that the announcement looks like a whole lotta fun!)

Special thanks to my friend Diane who is making sure that this posts since I am at work when it's supposed to post.  She's also making sure the videos are ready for you.  Diane, you're the best!

I am linking this project to:3 Girl Jam Beautiful Bows
This is the first and only bow that I have made using the 3GJ Bow Maker. WOW!!!  Look for more projects and tutorials soon.  It is fabulous!

28 comments:

Ellen Jarvis said...

Hi Cheri! What a great job you did for a first hop!! Your projects are adorable, with my fav being the cute foggy card. I am your newest follower!

Fondly,
Ellen - CardMonkey

Shawn Mosch said...

I LOVE that you were able to get both of these projects out of ONE SHEET of Paper Layerz!


Shawn ~ Above Rubies Studio Affiliate Program Success Coach
Crafty Chics Blog
and
MyCutSearch.com ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!
Webmasters Earn Money Here!

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

Very cute card!! Love the treat box as well!! I am already a follower!!
Kristan
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Donese Scott said...

I am loving Paper Layerz. I think I have to get some. I just started following your blog via email. Pooh.Fanatic@gmail.com.

Jen said...

Cute! TFS!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, both creations are great. Thanks for sharing the videos.

marg0006 said...

Very cute. Like the glitter. Am already a follower.

marg0006 at verizon dot net

Lisa said...

Both projects are so fabulous, Cheri!! The frog is so sweet...I love the bow!! And the treat box for your hubby is so creative and fun!! Awesome projects :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Ladybug said...

Your li'l froggie is just tooooooo cute! TFS! :-)

I'm your newest follower. Glad I found you on this hop! :-)

Thanks for a chance to win your surprise blog candy. :-)

darlin1937 said...

loved watching your videos and your cards are adorable, i just have to get me some of the Paper layerz.
Have a great day

Diane Dupont said...

Thank you so much for your part in making my first blog hop so much fun! I love your tutorial videos! For me, it's much easier to "get it" if I'm watching someone actually make something rather than just reading about how a card is made. Your cards turned out really cute!

Karen L said...

Oh, I LOVE that frog card! And also love the way you even used up the scraps! Go you!!! I am already a follower of your blog!

lindave said...

thanks for doing the blog hop,It would be fun to win a suprise blog candy. Lindareynolds952@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Your frog card is too cute!!!
Thanks for making this card and supporting that special little girl and her family.
I bet your husband will love his goodies.
Great use of paper!

dmcardmaker at aol dot com
(new email follower)

Java Jen's Creations said...

What a great card to showcase the fabulous Paper Layerz! You did a fantastic job!! What a sweet way to show your husband that you love him! I love that project!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

tina said...

Love your cards!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

tina said...

Sorry I meant your card and box cover. So cute!

Tina
aurathentic@gmail.com

Andrea Washington said...

I so love the frog, you took time and detailed out everything, I will be making this cute lil spotted frog, amazing work! I am new to blogging, but not to the world of craft!

awashingtontx34 at gmail dot com

Janet said...

Checking you out and now following you! Very cute projects! God bless!

OmaGloria said...

Loved your tip for pre-cutting images. I have wasted so much paper because of size issues. Your little froggy is just adorable and the bow looks fabulous!!

Precious Hugs
OmaGloria
3 Girl JAM DT Member

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute frog! Fun papers! Great way to use your scraps! Thanks for joining us at the 3 Girl Jam Beautiful Bows Blog Hop! DT Member Carri www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Jessica S said...

Both projects are cutie patootie! Love the added bow on top of the froggie!
Thanks for linking up with us at 3 Girl JAM
:O)
Jessica S
3GJ DT

Rohan Kanade said...

Your blog is just superb.

Regards,
Rohan
Butterfly-handicraft.blogspot.com

jessica said...

Another adorable card!! Beautiful colors and super cute bow!
Thanks for linking up at the 3 Girl JAM linky party for Beautiful Bows!
Jessica
3 Girl Jam DT

Zeni said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for joining us at 3 Girl JAM!

Many blessings,
Zeni
www.scrappyzeni.com

3 Girl JAM said...

So cute! That paper layerz looks like it would be awesome to use! Thanks for the shout out on your video. :0) And thanks for linking up your Beautiful Tiny Bow!

Ashley Nicole said...

Love the froggy and the snail. They are super cute. Love the pattern papers. Thanks for linking up at the 3 Girl JAM linky party for Beautiful Bows.
Ashley
3 Girl JAM DT

Jovan said...

WOW your projects are super cute! Thanks for linking up at 3 Girl JAM!