Monday, June 27, 2011

Welcome to the “Un”-Official Crop Chocolate blog hop!

I’m glad to see all of my Crop Chocolate friends joining in the blog hop fun.  Remember to leave a comment on the my blog and all of the other blogs you visit to be eligible for blog candy – donated by our very own Wildflower - Jasmine the blog candy will be awarded by random draw to a blog hopper who visits each blog and leaves a comment.

Wildflower - Jasmine’s blog is where today’s hop begins, so make sure to stop by, if you haven’t already. Continue reading to find the next blog to hop to.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here in Reno. I’ve been busy finishing up older projects and of course starting new things. I always seem to have too many projects going on.

First up in big news (OK, at least to me) is that Tanya (Tawn85) and I have started our sideline business 
Diaper Cake Creations & More! by Tawn & Lisa

Our first commissioned cake was delivered last Saturday to a friend who requested a Red, White and Blue theme. The star clothes pins will be used to hold gift cards. She loved it.


We had done a previous diaper cake and banner for a friend’s baby shower and got so many compliments and comments that we decided to add one more thing to our busy schedules.





Note: the banner is reversible – to hang in baby’s room.

We’ll never be millionaires, but it’s challenging and fun.

I also finished up a cross-stitch piece that I was working on for a friend’s baby, now I just have to get it framed.


Last Saturday, was the monthly Crop-Around-the-Clock at Scrapbook Paradise, our LSS, and while most of my morning was spent creating the Red, White and Blue cake topper, I was able to get a couple of other things done, including my layouts for KuKu’s - March of Dimes and Autism Speaks Auction Scrapbooks.

This first layout is for the March of Dimes scrapbook. I volunteered to do the May pages. The paper is from LYB’s Elizabeth Park line. I’m so in love with this line right now.  I wasn’t sure when I picked it up how I would use it, but now I want more.



This next layout is for the Autism Speaks – Boy 8x8 scrapbook. It’s tough for me to do boy pages, I think I need more practice.  DCWV and MME Lil' Robots provided the backdrop for these pages.



This is for the Autism Speaks – Girl 8x8 scrapbook. I decided to keep it simple, going with DCWV Citrus Splash for these pages.


I also got the chance to finish the day up with a few cards, most importantly my sister’s birthday card. Echo Park Summer Days and some Stickles make a bright, happy way to celebrate her upcoming (43rd) birthday.

I did a few “Thinking of You” cards to round out the day, I kept them very simple.



Make sure to visit *LyndiLou*’s blog, the next one on the hop and leave her a message too.  Glad you stopped by today.
Remember “When you laugh be sure to laugh out loud ‘Cause it will carry all your cares away. And  when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself. And it’ll help you feel okay.” ……”And when you dream, dream big.” – Lyrics from Dream Big (my theme song) by Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband


Thanks again for stopping by!

Lisa

45 comments:

  1. love all of your diaper cakes!! too cute! :)

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  2. Wow, you have been one busy, busy girl!! Love the diaper cakes!!!

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  3. those cakes are adorable! I never got a baby shower, but now I want one!! Honestly, that 'so sweet' card stole the show for me... So pretty! thanks for sharing you hard work with us ^_^

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  4. LOVE the cakes and the banner! All your projects are amazing!

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  5. Wow - you certainly do keep busy! Those diaper cakes are so cute! Great work!

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  6. Cute diaper cakes. Just made my first a few weeks ago and it was the hit of the shower. Hope your business is a success! lauraann562@gmail.com

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  7. Those diaper cakes are beautiful! Good luck with your business!

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  8. Wow! You are an over achiever. Great stuff!

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  9. Hi! So much eye candy here! Best wishes for your new business! Those diaper cakes are soo cute! ☺

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  10. Oh yes...I DO love the diaper cakes! We did a good job. I love your cards too, but you know that. :)

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  11. Wow Cre8 (Lisa)! You sure had a busy and productive Saturday. I really like the girl cake and banner. Thanks for sharing part of your theme song. My all time fav song is, You've Got A Friend. Which you do. - Blue

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  12. love those diaper cakes! what a special treat for a new mom & dad

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  13. so much to look at!!! You do great work in all of the mediums!

    ~Thanks, Esther
    esthert119(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  14. Lisa so great to see your work. I lived as a child in Hawthorne, such a small world. I love your thinking of you cards.

    Christy

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  15. The diaper cakes are great & you sure were busy at your crop! :) Great work!

    --SharonDoesBaskets from CC

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  16. Hi Lisa. The diaper cakes and the Cross stitch are so sweet. The stuff you did at the crop is awesome. Oh the CC ers have such talent. Love it!---Jen Filly Momma from CC

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  17. Lisa, wow you are busy! I wish I could accomplish as much as you. Love the diaper cakes! I received 2 of them for my baby shower and enjoyed immensely!

    Cindy
    c_k_wong@hotmail.com

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  18. You've been very busy! Great work!

    julieodil@charter.net (scrap happy at CC)

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  19. Awesome crafty project. I have never heard of a diaper cake before, but what a show stopper.! thanks for sharing your blog

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  20. The diaper cakes are wonderful! Thanks for sharing all of your crafty goodness with us!

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  21. So neat!!! Now I have to find someone to give a shower!!! Thanks for sharing. Love the cards too

    Mommyx2 from cc

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  22. So beautiful! I love the cakes and baby banners.

    Even though I know your real name, you will always be "Jenny" to me. :-)

    raebae

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  23. Great projects - all of them!! Good luck with your new business!!

    macattack from CC

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  24. so many projects!! So many BEAUTIFUL things !! Following you now and on to the next! :o) Mom2Two(Jenni)

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  25. forgot to mention that we honeymooned in Tahoe!! In 2002, we spent a week in Beautiful south Tahoe, drove north over the top of the lake all the way to Napa, then on to San Francisco, then back for a cruise on the Lake! Beautiful! My DH has family that lives in Minden, so we're planning on going back soon!

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  26. you have made some beautiful projects, I really like the cross stitch and the cakes! thanks for giving us all lots of ideas.

    MomCleo Anne from CC

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  27. The cakes are beautiful! Love the idea of the reversible banner so that it can be used after. So much talent on this hop.

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  28. The diaper cakes are awesome. What talent I'm finding on this blog hop.

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  29. Wow you have so many great projects to share you should update on a regular basis. I love the cakes and banners, etc.

    cswagner@sympatico.ca

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  30. I'm tired just reading about all the things you accomplished! Very nice work. I really enjoy looking at all your creations.
    ~Rachel e99e01@yahoo.com

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  31. I LOVE the counted cross stitch baby booties! What a wonderful gift!

    Ellen from cc

    elliemaeshopping(at)comcast(dot)net

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  32. Wow,You have so many great projects! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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  33. You're cakes are darling. And those cards are just precious. Good job on all of it. Cant believe how busy you are and you're still doing the blog hop! You're amazing! ~ Alaska on CC! snow_chic83 at hotmail . com

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  34. Wow, so many fun projects and layouts. I'll be scraplifting some for sure. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Xanthippe from CC

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  35. Gosh.. I am exhausted just looking at all your current projects! And they are all so great.. you are very talented. Good luck with the new business.

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  36. My, you certainly are a very busy bee - and a very talented one, too! Love the diapercakes and the cross-stitch, especially!

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  37. Those are awesome! I just made some diaper cakes, but I rolled up the diapers and when I picked them up, they fell apart!

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  38. Holy crafting machine!!!! I love everything you do - you have a fabulous eye for colour combining and I can't believe all you are able to accomplish!! Your diaper cakes are fabulous, your pages are awesome and your cards and fantastic - Will totally be back to scrap lift your talents :)

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  39. Wow! You are one BUSY girl! And what awesome projects! I especially love the diaper cakes and cross-stitch; I'm sure the lucky recipients did as well!

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  40. I love that red, white and blue diaper cake! Too cute. I also really like your butterfly card. It reminds me that I need to make better use of my embossing folders. :)

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  41. Holy cow you've been a busy little beaver!! All of your projects look great! Those diaper cakes are amazing and good luck with your new sideline business!!

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  42. Love the diaper cake. The clothes pins are a great idea.

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  43. I love the diapers cakes and the reversible banner:)

    Tanya AKA Canuck @ CC

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  44. Wow....you are so talented in so many areas! Best of luck on your new business adventure. Love the diaper cake and that the banner is reversible....great ideas.

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