Thursday, August 23, 2012

National Aviation Day Blog Hop

It's a plane! It's a bird! No, it is a plane and this is the Aviation Blog Hop to celebrate National Aviation Day. Our talented crafters took to the sky to create their project for this hop and I hope you will stop by all the blogs, see their high flying projects and leave them a comment.

This blog is hosted by Lorby's World and Jearise will have a give away going on her blog.

My project today is...
Taking us back to the early aviation days... hot air balloons!  This happens to be a  "note carrier".  Jute ribbon  is used as the basket, and the balloon is double sided.

Thank you for stopping by and please fly on over to Sandra.

This is an actual "note carrier" that was used in North Dakota.  The two passenger plane seated a pilot in the back seat and a bundle of mail in the front.  It is the oldest plane in ND.  It is located at the Fargo Air Museum, Fargo, ND.

Official Line Up

Thursday, August 9, 2012

National Polka Day but with a Twist

Umpa. Umpa. Umpa. We are celebrating national polka day but adding a twist. Polka is to music and to DOT so we have created things that have POLKA DOTS on them. How fun! Instead of making Polka music our talented crafters have made things with dots on them.

Start with Lorby's World and don't forget to leave a comment and become a follower of hers because she's giving away something or other.
Here are my polka dots...
I made my son a card.  He loves green, so I stamped his name and flocked the side of the pendent with green!

I cut out the tree pieces...they don't lay flat on the card, and the cute zebra and elephant are there to represent him and I. And the sun is a mound of glue, time, glue, time, glue, sticky scissor points, and more time. But, I'm sure happy with the way it turned out!

Inside is another lil' tree and another version of him and I.  I wanted to hand write the message  to him in this one to make it more personal.  For another person, I think a cute saying inside a patterned cloud would be appropriate. 

Here he is receiving it.  I did the different layers and dimensions to please his busy, little fingers.

He loves that his name is on the front and seems to appreciate the picture. ^_^

Yes, I do! ... "Momma, what does this say?"
... "Oh, thank you!" hehe.

Thank you for stopping by and please feel free to come back again!



Lissa Marie

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Watermelons and Picnics

This is the Watermelons and Picnic blog hop where we have lots of creative things to express our love of summer and picnics and watermelon. Please start at Lorby's World, our hostesses' blog and continue from there.

Jearise in Lorby's World will be giving out a special prize to one special winner just for leaving a comment and becoming a follower of her blog.

So grab your family, friends and neighbors and let's go on a picnic...
Here's my card... A basic lime green watermelon one!

I inked the pink border....

A close up of the saying and the "floating" melon slices.

Here is one of my favorite summer sips.  Its light and refreshing flavor makes it *Perfect* for warm days, and it is simple to take along on your picnic.
Thank you for joining me on our picnic and I hope you have room for more watermelon at CallyAnn's picnic.


Entire Line-up:
Tanya - You are HERE