Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blog Hop Winner :)

What a fun Blog Hop! And so many inspiring projects by the participants! I know that there was a lot of work put into the Hop, both by the bloggers and the organizers.  But before I can call this Hop DONE, I have a little "housekeeping" to tend to.

First, I want to thank everyone who took the time to comment on my NEW blog :)  And to those who are now following my blog, I will try not to disappoint! Thanks Central and Mommyx2 for all the work you put into organizing the blog hop!

Now onto the fun news! I have a winner for my "blog candy". My parents drew numbers between 1-46 (the # of comments), and then took the average of those two numbers. The winning number was #25 and that makes "SharonDB" the winner!! Sharon, if you see this, please send me a PM or e-mail with your contact info so I can get your package in the mail. :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

CC Challenge #8: Packing A Punch

This week's Challenge #8 required you to use packaging from a order to create a component or element on a project. I had spent so much time learning how to make a blog, and set things up for the Blog Hop, that I only had a little time tonight to create something before the deadline at midnight! So, I created a quick little card for the challenge. This is it:
I created the blue flower from some brown packing paper and Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Tumbled Glass. I then used a Spellbinders Die to cut the shape, and then "rolled" the Die Cut to create the Flower shape :)  Other products I used included MME "A Beautiful Life" PP, MM Paper Reverie "Metallique" Gems & Brads, Butterflies and Journaling Book, White Cardstock, Tim Holtz Stamp, & StazOn Timber Brown Ink.

Whew!! Just got this one in under the wire! :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Welcome To The 2nd Unofficial Blog Hop!

Hi there! Welcome to "Creations By Char"! If you accidentally “stumbled upon” this post, and would like to participate in the "Blog Hop", please start at the beginning of the hop at Crafty Love 4 My Twins. If you arrived from Wildflower (Jasmine)'s blog, then you are in the right place! To help you keep track of where you are and where you go next, here is the official list of blogs.

The blogs on the Friday portion of the hop are:
Crafty Love 4 My Twins – mommyx2
Thrifty Sisters – Christina
Lisa (RnoAngel0712

Heather L.
Paula Irvine
Kathy (clayton528)

The blogs on the Saturday, March 24, 2012 portion of the hop are:
By Belle
Wildflower (Jasmine)
Scrap Happy
Scrappy Canuck

Just a reminder to be eligible to win on this Blog Hop, you need to comment on each blog along the hop (their post that is specific to this hop – we have some great bloggers that post regularly) and be able to receive packages (no post office boxes). It is open worldwide.  Comments will be open until 8am MDT on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. Winners will be announced  at Crafty Love 4 My Twins on Wednesday, March 28, 2012.

For my Contest Project, I created a Card that I will be sending to a friend. The Rules for All Projects are  1.)  The use of  any tool to create a decorative border on at least one side of the Project. And 2.) The Project must be created using at least 50% of product purchased from

My Card was created with MME "Paris & Co." Patterned Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, MME Tres Jolee "Cherish" Quote card, Kraft Cardstock, & White Cardstock. Other Products used include Spellbinder's "Edgeabilities", Prima Pearls, Anna Griffin Flower, some misc. Lace, and a small blue paper Flower. Here is my finished Card:

Here is a view from the side:

And one final look. The quote reads "Friends, they are kind to each other's hopes. They CHERISH each other's dreams. -Henry David Thoreau"

Here is a shot that shows the cut Edgework of all Three Layers. Also cut out the "Fleur' de' lis" pattern along with a different Edge for that Layer of patterned paper. The way the paper was aligned, a "secondary" pattern is created :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by!  

In addition to the prizes previously mentioned, I will ALSO be giving away some "blog candy" of my own!  All you need to do to be eligible to win is to leave a comment here, and become a "follower" of my blog! (Hint: My giveaway will include something from "Basic Grey") Winner will be selected randomly from all those who meet the requirements.
Don't forget to leave a comment on ALL of the blogs you visit to be entered to win Blog Hop "blog candy"!

The next blog on the hop is Nina N. Make sure you stop by and check out her blog :)  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Upcoming Blog Hop!

I will be participating in a Blog Hop for the very first time, beginning this Friday March 23,2012. This is the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop. The Theme for this Hop is "Borders", and participating Blog Sites will be posting a Project created using that theme.  Some bloggers will be offering free "Blog Candy" on their Site, just follow their insstructions.
If you would like to join along, I have listed the details below, so come hop along and have some fun!

The Details:
The hop will start at mommyx2's blog ( at 8am MDT on Friday, March 23. Everyone will have until 8am MDT on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 to comment. We have two confirmed giveaways. One is a 12×12 Hello Spring Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park and another is a 12×12 Fourth Of July Mini Theme Kit by Echo Park (generously donated by Echo Park Paper Co. {}). To be eligible to win on the 2nd Unofficial Crop Chocolate Blog Hop, you need to comment on each blog along the hop and be able to receive packages (no post office boxes). It is open worldwide. The winners will be selected via and announced at on Wednesday, March 28,2012.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Webster's Pages Contest

Valentine's Day Shadowbox

This is a project I created for my mom. I started out with a plain white, heart-shaped box and from there I covered the outside and "bottom" of box with paper from the MME Lush2 Line. The blue and white checked flowers I created using the same Line of Patterened Paper. The stylized "S", which I created in coordinating jewels stands for my mom's first name, Sally. The photo in the box is from my mom's Engagement Photos, which she had taken while engaged to my dad! Other Miscellaneous items I used include a cotton doily, dangling clear gems, and two cream-colored roses from MM.