My thoughts on crafting and beauty

Always Remeber that beauty is only skin deep. To achieve true beauty one must reach for inner beauty, then work on your exterior.

I look at crafting and beauty as two in the same. You go from a plain canvas and you build on it, creating a wonderful work of art. The same way we apply makeup to our faces. We begin as a fresh canvas, and later after the makeup has been applied, we allow a different kind of beauty to emerge.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Operation Write Home Blog Hop

Hello everyone. I hope you all are having an amazing weekend, and that you are enjoying this wonderful blog hop. I am sure by the time you have gotten to my post, you have seen many very talented individuals. Believe it or not it doesn't stop here, there are many more people to see, and please be sure to hop on over to Lisa's blog at

I had planned on doing a tutorial on my youtube channel and posting it on my blog, however that didn't go as planned, because I have been dealing with being sick for over 3 weeks. I had assumed I would be better by now, but that is not the case, unfortunatly. I will say that as of Saturday morning at 4:30 in the morning I am actually feeling a little better and getting the blog together. It however is too late to do a tutorial, but I will be offering a tutorial on my youtube channel some time next week.

I ended up making a card with some floral spring colors as a background, and I kept it simple by placing my floral mat on a plain white card stock card. I then cut out 2 scallops in white card stock with my EK scallop 2" punch. With 1 of them I just inked the edges with my studio g pigment in lime green, and with the other punch I colored the edges and with the same studeo g pigment and continued inward till the entire scallop was colored with the lime green, and I traced around the edges with a crayola marker in the color pink. I then stamped in the side of the pink traced scallop with a cute little chick stamp I got from Micheals in the dollar bin. I then colored the inside of the stamp with a vareity of different markers with a fine tip.

After all was said and done I assembled the card and added a pink ribbon, stickles, flowers, and rhinestones to give it some finishing touches. I assembled my floral mat with my Ad tech dot glue runner. I will say I am very pleased with how it came out in the end, considering I had such a hard time in the beginning.

I really had a lot of fun doing this blog hop. I can't begin to tell you all  how honored I feel to be a part of this blog hop and the amazing people behind it. Please be sure to check out I am beyond pleased to know what OWH is all about. Being a military wife, and raised as a military daughter, I know the importance of receiving a card from a loved one who can't be close. What OWH does for military families all over the world  makes me proud and humbled.

If you are interested in making cards that get sent over seas to our military members, that in turn gets sent to their family members as a way to keep them close during the holiday's and any other day. Some of the deadlines are as followed for the upcoming cards that are needed *Easter card deadline (March 18th) and Mother's Day deadline (March 31st)* Keep in mind that Father's Day cards will be needed soon as well.

Here is the link you may want to look over for the blog hop

I am happy to know that over 125 signed up for this blog hop. Thank you for taking the time to come check out my blog for this amazing blog hop and be sure to check out the many others who participated. Below are the pictures of what I made along with products used. Please be sure to check out my youtube channel for a future tutorial and many other different types of stuff to see. My youtube channel can be found here

This is just a picture of the supplies used for this Easter card that I made.

Here is the close up of the card, I apologize there are not too many pictures of the completed card, but I am new to the camera being used. I will have a tutorial on how I made this card on my youtube channel sometime next week, please be sure to check it out, the link is provided above.

Here is the container with some candy that I will be giving away. I did not fill it up because I will be also adding some crafting goodies inside the container, and the container can later be used for storage. If you are interested in winning simply leave me a comment, if you are interested and it doesn't allow you to leave comments please email me at and let me know.

Here is another picture of the candy jar, and I will also be including the card.

Thank you again for joining all of us and I hope you enjoy all the other bloggers and this wonderful hop. Have an amazing weekend. Hugs to all of you.


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