As my chicks grow...

And as I find more time to get creative, I thought I would share some of my creations, as well as my time with others. Hopefully I will make new friendships and create lasting bonds over paper, adhesive, and embellishments. So sit back, relax, and let's share...have a cup of coffee, or tea, or in my case a Coke...lol... and let's just have a blast creating, finding new projects to make together, and gathering our supplies for future endeavors!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Funday Friday Challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack!

Time for another Fun Friday Challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack, this week the theme is ANYTHING GOES!!! So....have fun, put together a FABULOUS and FUN card, scrapbook layout, or project and post it at Jo's before Friday, April 11 for a chance to win!

Here is my project I created!
I absolutely LOVE Popcorn Ellie from Paper Nest Dolls! 
This is a HUGE tag die cut I got some time ago...I think it was die cut from an Ellison machine. I loved the idea, but held onto it because I wanted to make something special. Well, the special time came. I have a very dear friend I want to bless with a gift the family can enjoy together...and today you get to see the tag for it....


So, I LOVE how it turned out and it is really just a decorative tag for the outside of a gift basket I am putting together...what do you think the theme is? :) 



Be sure to check out Jo's blog to see the rest of my DT sister's tag mini's!!

Our sponsor this week is Paper Nest Dolls!!

Here are the rules, take the plunge!!!
Starts: Friday, April 4th  12:00AM
Ends: Friday, April 11th  6:00PM
(central time)
 Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until April 11th 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, April 14th .
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!
Mama Hen

Friday, March 28, 2014

Tag your it!/Fun Friday Challenge






Hi everyone,

Time for another Fun Friday Challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack, this week we want to see a Tag Mini project. 
Our sponsors are Bugaboo and Fizztown.



I made mine as a gift for my parents ;) Hope it gives you some inspiration!


This is the front page...I used a digi from Fizztown. I LOVE this digi! 


I stamped the inside front page with a stamp from 3 Twenty Crafts from a set called Say It from the Heart
I absolutely LOVE that set!!! I have used it so many times since getting them!!! 

Page 2....a photo mat ready for a pic of mom and dad...

Page 3... with a photo mat ready to go!


Page 4....

 Page 5...
This sentiment is from the same stamp set Say it from the Heart


Page 6...And, a final reminder...all we really can do is LAUGH and keep on going! 


and this is the back!

 Be sure to check out Jo's blog to see the rest of my DT sister's tag mini's!!

Here are the rules, take the plunge!!!
Starts: Friday, March 28th  12:00AM
Ends: Friday, April 4th  6:00PM
(central time)
 Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until April 4th 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, April 7th .
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Mama Hen

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Friday Funday Challenge!!!


Hello my bloggy friends!
 Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge!

 This week's Challenge:
"It's Sketch Time"
Create a card,layout or project
 using this week's sketch!
  
Our sponsors this week are:
 One lucky winner will receive 5 digis of their choice !!



 One lucky winner will receive 3 digis of their choice !!
 So make sure to play along this week~


So I made a scrapbook layout and put it in a frame (one of my new faves to do!!! ) I used my Kenny K digi  "Texting Diva". I colored her with my copic markers. For the scrapbook page I used a K& Co paper with skittles, buttons, and other embellies! 
I often buy picture frames at yard sales, 2nd hand shops, etc and have them ready and waiting for my next spurt of creativity! :)  


 

  Starts: Friday, March 21st 12:00AM
Ends: Friday, March 28th  6:00PM
(eastern time)

Here are the rules, take the plunge!!!
Starts: Friday, March 21st  12:00AM
Ends: Friday, March 28th  6:00PM
(central time)
 Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!

What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until March 28 by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, March 31st.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
  Have a blessed weekend!!! 
Mama Hen

Friday, March 7, 2014

Fun-Day Friday Challenge!

Hello my bloggy friends!
 Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge.
 
 This week's Challenge:
"Anything Goes"
Create a card,layout or project for  any occasion!
  
Our sponsor this week is:


 One lucky winner will receive a 7 pk of digis of their choice !!
 So make sure to play along this week~
 
Starts: Friday, March 7th  12:00AM
Ends: Friday, February 14th  6:00PM
(central time)
 
 
This is a gift bag for a spa gift I am making for someone special to me (can't give away more, as that will ruin the surprise!)
The bag is still wet from the spray, but I am happy with the look. Once dried it smoothed out and the blue looks a bit like the bubbles popped on the bag :D
 
I used Ruby Bubble Trouble from Bugaboo stamps (a digital stamp) for the image. I colored her with my copic markers.

I mounted "her" on My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart" patterned cardstock, it is on the "Be Amazing" side.
I used my stickles (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my stickles! ) in Baby Blue for the bubbles and sprayed the bag with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Sea Glass.
 
 
Watch for my posts over the next week for the continuation  of the set I am making!
 
 
( Well my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. 3 entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
 
You have until February 7th by 6:00Pm (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, February 10th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!
 
Until next time, enjoy life's blessings~
Thanks for stopping by!


Mama Hen

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Hello there my chickies :) \
There's a Friday Fun Day Challenge #39 over at Jo's Scrap Shack- them is "Floral" I would LOVE to see your interpretation of this theme!
 Team A's sponsor was Bugaboo Digi Stamps and my choice was the lovely Beautiful blocks-Live Love Laugh.


Make sure to play along this week~you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!
 Starts: Friday, February 28th 12:00 AM (central time)
Ends: Friday, March 7th 6:00 PM (central time)



I used copic markers to color the image and Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Just Because from3 Twenty Stamps - Simple Sentiments.
I loved coloring it, there are SO many color options! I love the new stamp sets from Jo's Scrap Shack! They are SO versatile! Don't forget to go and check them out! And if you do, tell them Mama Hen sent ya!




Make sure to stop by my DT sisters' blogs to check out what they made for this challenge.
  Well my chicks, it is YOUR turn to show us what
 You can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.
What do you need to do to enter?
Challenge Rules
1. Have fun!
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Up to three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.
You have until March 7th at 6:00 PM (central) time to link up.
All winners will be announced on Monday, March 10th.Make sure you go to Jo's Scrap Shack to link up your challenge piece! I can't wait to see what you create!
Well my chicks, I need to tend to my own flock of chicks ;) Have fun crafting!
Mama Hen

Friday, February 21, 2014


Hello my crafty friends!!
Welcome to day 4, our final day of the 3 Twenty Crafts 2nd Release! This week has been so much fun and I have had a blast sharing each new stamp set and all my projects with you. So thank you for stopping by each day this week and joining the fun!
You should have arrived here from Kellie's blog but if you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, simply go to Jo's Scrap Shack
 Today we are showing you the new and awesome stamp set “Personalize It” This stamp set coordinates with Project Life and Smash Books.
Here is what I created using this new stamp set:
 I love that this set is so versatile! I used that Happy Birthday and the "swirl" to make a topper for a box of treats I am making for a friends birthday. The box will match the card I made earlier in the week!
Well that is my project and I am glad you stopped by today. Your next stop on the hop is Mary's blogso have a great time as my Design Team sisters have really created up some gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you!!
To win today’s stamp set “Personalize it”, make sure you stop at each blog along the hop, become a follower and leave a comment. The winner will be chosen randomly and nobody knows which designer’s blog the winner will be chosen from… so don't miss out on your chances, make sure you complete the hop and leave some comment love!
I hope you have had an awesome time this week and maybe you could be a lucky winner of one of these amazing new stamp sets! Good luck and stop by Jo's Scrap Shack on Sunday for another sneak peak & mini hop of an extra stamp set to this new release! Thanks for hopping!

Happy Crafting!
Mama Hen

Hello my crafty friends!!
Welcome to day 3 of the 3 Twenty Crafts 2nd Release! You should have arrived here from Kellie's blog but if you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, simply go to Jo's Scrap Shack
 Today we are showing you the new and awesome stamp set “Say it from the Heart”
Here is what I created using this new stamp set:











 The sentiments in this set are ALL so wonderful, I had a very difficult time choosing just one!  But, since I had chosen a few of my wedding photos, and my husband passed away a little over a year ago...THIS sentiment was just perfect for the page! 
It says, "I never had a connection this strong and I never want to imagine life without it" 

Well that is my project and I am glad you stopped by today. Your next stop on the hop is Mary's blog so have a great time as my Design Team sisters have really created up some gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you!!
To win today’s stamp set “Say it from the Heart”, make sure you stop at each blog along the hop, become a follower and leave a comment. The winner will be chosen randomly and nobody knows which designer’s blog the winner will be chosen from… so don't miss out on your chances, make sure you complete the hop and leave some comment love!
Stop back tomorrow for the last day of the new release blog hop and a look at another awesome new stamp set from 3 Twenty Crafts
 Happy  Crafting!
Mama Hen

Hello my crafty friends!!
Welcome to day 2 of the 3 Twenty Crafts 2nd Release! You should have arrived here from Kellie's blog but if you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, simply go to Jo's Scrap Shack
 Today we are showing you the new and awesome stamp set “Strike a Pose” This stamp set coordinates with Project Life and Smash Books.
Here is what I created using this new stamp set:

 I used the polariod and the saying "strike a pose" for my layout. I fussy cut the polariod out and "framed" my sis' face with it :)
Absolutely LOVE this set!!! There are SO MANY ways it can be used!!!!
Well that is my project and I am glad you stopped by today. Your next stop on the hop is Mary's blog so have a great time as my Design Team sisters have really created up some gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you!!
To win today’s stamp set “Strike a Pose”, make sure you stop at each blog along the hop, become a follower and leave a comment. The winner will be chosen randomly and nobody knows which designer’s blog the winner will be chosen from… so don't miss out on your chances, make sure you complete the hop and leave some comment love!
Stop back tomorrow for another fun-filled day full of inspiration, blog-hopping and a look at another awesome new stamp set from3 Twenty Crafts
Happy Crafting!
Mama Hen

Hello my crafty friends!!
Welcome to the 3 Twenty Crafts 2nd Release Blog Hop! This week we have a ton of inspiration to share with you, lots of amazing projects showcasing the new stamp releases and some giveaways too! You will be so amazed with this new release and I am excited to share the first stamp set with you today! So are you ready to get started? You should have arrived here from Kellie's blog http://alittlebitofkellie.blogspot.com/but if you would like to start at the beginning of the hop, simply go to Jo's Scrap Shack
 Today we are showing you the new and awesome stamp set “Simple Sentiments”
Here is what I created using this new stamp set:
I used patterned card stock from K and Company. I love the double sided coordinating patterns! I just flipped the flowered side over to get the lighter, subtle pattern. I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from the NEW stamp set on the bottom and layered flowers on the lower left. I put a stick pin in the flowers and a bit of bling for the center and called it done ;)

 I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this set!!! Makes it very easy to make a simple, beautiful card! .

Well that is my project and I am glad you stopped by today. Your next stop on the hop is Mary's blog so have a great time as my Design Team sisters have really created up some gorgeous projects that will surely inspire you!!
To win today’s stamp set “Simple Sentiments”, make sure you stop at each blog along the hop, become a follower and leave a comment. The winner will be chosen randomly and nobody knows which designer’s blog the winner will be chosen from… so don't miss out on your chances, make sure you complete the hop and leave some comment love!
Stop back tomorrow for another fun-filled day full of inspiration, blog-hopping and a look at another awesome new stamp set from 3 Twenty Crafts

Mama Hen

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Well, not much accomplished crafting lately...it has been COLD here in PA!!!! My studio is in my garage, and it is FREEZING! I made a tag and by the time I was done I couldn't feel my fingers!!! LOL...I did get a little accomplished cleaning wise, so, now that we figured out how to get some HEAT into my studio I can get back to crafting!!!
Meanwhile, I found this site, AWESOME!!!
A Cherry On Top

and LOVE the gelatos!!! SO TOTALLY want to try them!!!

Well, stay warm my chicks!
Mama Hen