Amy Jo's Birthday Bash & Blog Hop

A super huge welcome to Amy Jo's Birthday Bash & Blog Hop! 

This is a unique hop...Amy asked us all to use any of her favorite things to create a card or project with that in mind. 

There are some awesome prizes up for grabs so please stop and comment on every stop to be registered to win!

Here is my project....

I cut this cutie from Create-a-Critter at 5". I welded 2 bases together in my Design Studio. I cut a layer to pop dot it on top. I used 2 pieces from My Creative Time build a banner kit to make a background for the eyes. I did the sentiment on the computer. The pink accent by the sentiment is a Spellbinders die cut.

Thanks for stopping by. Now it's time to hop...

Be blessed, Beckie


Welcome Back to Monday with 3 Challenges for You to Join!

Welcome back to Monday!! I've got an awesome post for you today....Monday's are always busy, why should a blog post be any different, LOL...

It's the big #100 Challenge for FCCB!!! Whoo hoo!!! This Challenge Me Monday #100 is themed to use FCCB colors.

Here is my card for your inspiration...

I had so many ideas in my head for this card. I couldn't put everything I cut out on it...haha. I thought it turned out super cute.

The card is an A6 side-step card. The papers are all from a Recollections pack, except the girl's dress...it's from a Cricut pack. All the cuts are from Cuttin' Up...except the girl and she is from Paper Doll Dress-Up.

I can't wait to see what you come up with!!! Remember to use at least 1 Cricut cut...or as many as you want like me if you can fit 'em on the card...haha.

Once you've created with the purple, turquoise and green colors of the FCCB come link-up :0D

It's also time for another awesome challenge at ME4Y! This week is Technique...so the technique to try is Stitching.

I broke out the sewing machine. I had been wanting to try this out but was too lazy to break out the sewing machine ;0) Ha ha...so this forced me to get it.

Here is my card....

This week's SUPER sponsor is The Cutting Cafe . Mrs. Regina let us have a sampling of her awesome product to try. My images are from The Cutting Cafe...to include my background clover paper on the inside.

The Cutting Cafe

I hope you got some inspiration from my card. Now go make something awesome and link it up with us at MADE ESPECIALLY 4 YOU.
I want to share with you the theme schedule for each week at ME4Y.
1st Week: Create a card for the theme of the month using a certain item/product

2nd Week: Create a card inspired by the provided sketch

3rd Week: Create a card using three of a certain item

4th Week: Create a card using the specified technique
Also, There are ALOT of new things coming in March for ME4Y!

Chat n’ Craft Thursdays – tips and hints to help

Do You Speak Cricut? Saturdays – Cricut cart reviews

Lucky Link-up – A montly Cricut cartridge giveaway for those who link-up at least twice in a month…with extra entries counted if you recommend a friend to link-up.
We also have a humongous hop coming March 16th. Come back and visit me on March 1st for a hop promotion we're gonna launch that you can help us until hop day ;0)

Love to Create Challenge - stitching

It's time for another challenge at Digi Darla's. This time around the theme is Think Spring!
The super sponsor for this challenge is Robyn's Fetish.
Here are my cards...
Digi Darla Image

Robyn's Fetish Image
I hope you get some inspiring thoughts to play along. Remember there's always a cute freebie to grab and play along ;0D So go grab your freebie and make something super...you've got 2 weeks to link-up.
And don't forget the Digi Darla DT will be teaming up with the ME4Y DT for the March 16th hop!!! YAY!
Alrighty...been a long post. Grab some information and inspiration and go CREATE! I challenge you to link up at all 3 sites!!!
Be blessed, Beckie


Altered Composition Book

Great Saturday to ya!!!

When my baby saw the altered composition notebook that I did for Emily...she has not let me rest until I've made her the one I promised.

So here it is...

She picked the papers out of my stash. I got them in a pack from Big Lots. I just love 'em. She wanted it to say BFF and her name. LOL. So I did as she requested. She even tweeked the layout I did with the extras I added on top.

She's happy with it. I think it turned out super cute. I think altering notebooks is my new favorite thing. It's easy and you can have fast gratification ;0)

Have a great weekend!!!

Be blessed, Beckie


Announcing the "Green Blend Award"

There are several blog awards that bounce around in blog land. To each award is a purpose and pride. I wanted to create an award for those who are co-bloggers and friends. I wanted to create an award that I could give to those who have helped me develop as a blogger, a crafter, and friend.

When I first began in the vast world of blogging, I had zero knowledge of what to do. What the heck is a gadget…and isn’t adding it supposed to help, not drive me nuts!?!

There were a few people along the way that took me under their wing and helped me even after 5 emails of “I have no idea what you are talking about!!” haha

So to honor those whom I have befriended, I have created an award. My stupendous friend, Jessica, of Jessica’s Craft Shaque coined the term “Blend”. She says this is a friend and a co-blogger. I just love that word.

I contacted Mrs Jessica and politely asked her to be co-creator of the award and for copyrights to use the term “Blend”. She graciously accepted to both requests.

The “Green” portion represents how we should be kind to one another and help one another…such as being “Green” and helping our environment. Reissue the kindness that someone once gave to you as an infant blogger. Recycle the ideas you have learned or invented to pass along to up and coming crafters. Reduce the frustrations of wanting to a blogger with magnitude.

Here are the terms under which this “Green Blend Award” are to be given.

1.  This award is for any co-blogging friend who has helped you develop your blog in any and all ways.

2.  This award is for any co-blogging friend who has cheered you along in your blog building, craft advancing career.

3.  This award is for any co-blogging friend who always stops by and is kind to you. You can count on them to always be one of the great comments at the end of your post.

4.  This award is to be given to 3 to 5 Blends whom you feel meet the listed requirements.

5.  Create a post with the terms of use and publish your Blends of choice.

6.  Blend of choice may copy the award from your blog and proudly post it on theirs.

7.  Blend of choice may continue the kindness by issuing this award to keep the circle forever growing.

The Green Blend Award receipents are:
Mrs. Jessica of Jessica's Craft Shaque 
Mrs. Ellen of Cardmonkey
Mrs. Jesscia of Chick-n-Scrap
Miss Ashley of Made Especially 4 You

Thanks so much to EVERYONE of my Blends...I wish I could hand this award out to MANY of you. Unfortunately I don't think 1 post would handle all of you. But I love and appreciate you nonetheless.

Be blessed, Beckie


What'cha Got Wednesday!!

Welcome to What'cha Got Wednesday!

If you've been here before or if your new to my blog...Wednesday is when I offer up a freebie file. This file will work with ANY software.

Though this file will work with any software, the MY MEMORIES DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING software is great!! If you haven't gotten yours...then grab this code STMMMS81059 and enter it into the coupon code slot when you are checking out on the My Memories website. This code will save you $10...which makes the software only $29.95 and it will also get you $10 in extra downloads.

Here is the freebie.... click the link underneath and download your photocard.

So glad you came by today. Enjoy your photocard. Hugs.

Don't forget to link-up at....

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog
Made Especially 4 You Challenge Blog
Digi Darla Challenge Blog

Mark your calendars for March 16th. The DTs of Made Especially 4 You and Digi Darla are teaming up to bring you a Spring Fling Hop to be remembered!! There will be LOTS of talent and even MORE prizes. I hope to see you there.

Be blessed, Beckie


Winner Tuesday!!!

Welcome to Winner Tuesday!

Mr. Random Number Generator has choosen #10 from this weekend's Crafty Friends Who Care Blog Hop. #10 is Dr. Sonia....who said

"Beckie what a noble cause-- so kind hearted of you.


YAY! Congrats Dr.!!!! Drop me an email with your address and I will get your prize in the mail... email to beckie_woodall@yahoo.com .

I also have a cute card for you. I made it with a super Digi Darla stamp. I made the sentiment with my computer. The papers are from a Recollections pack.

I'm so glad you stopped by. Come back tomorrow for What'cha Got Wednesday.

Be blessed, Beckie


Welcome Back to Monday with 3 Challenges for You to Join!

Hey Friends. Welcome back to Monday.

It's a new challenge week at ME4Y. This week's theme is to use 3 different papers...no more, no less ;0)

Our awesome sponsor this week is my favorite crinkle ribbon shop....
3 Girl Jam

Here is my card for your inspiration...

I can't remember where I got this digi (I'll confess, I just recently started doing better on keeping up with where freebies come from :-( ) If you recognize it...let me know and I will give the designer total props. **Update: My awesome friend Jessica of Chick-n-Scrap has let me know that the image is from Bugaboo Stamps. Thanks, Jessica!! I do know however, that the ribbon is some totally awesome 3GJ ribbon.

So I hope that you are inspired and you don't hop but JUMP over and link-up with us this week. I mean how can you not when the prize is 3GJ RIBBON!!! I wish I could play!!

Challenges not to be forgotten.....

It's another Challenge Me Monday at FCCB...this week's challenge is Fancy Trims.

You also still have time to grab the freebie at Digi Darla's and link-up for the current bi-monthly challenge...Anything But Snow.

Thanks for stopping by on this rockin' Monday. Hugs to you all.

Be blessed, Beckie


Crafty Friends Who Care Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome, I am so glad you could join me for this special hop.  

The most important thing about this hop is to raise awareness about bone marrow donations to help Leukemia patients.  

Bone marrow donation technology has come a long way, and is now as simple as giving blood. So we are trying to raise awareness and get people to register at http://marrow.org to be a bone marrow donor.

Why are we doing this? We want to help a friend and fellow crafter, Liz Decade. Liz is battling 2 different forms of acute Leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant. We are hoping that this hop will help her to find a match.

You can see her story at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va6RNwYj4BE&list=UUz-JkPSKRldHJNbbEotv8DQ&feature=plcp.  

Even if you are not a match for Liz, you can still help her. You see bone marrow registrations drives are expensive, you have to pay for each person who is registered, and Liz is trying to raise money for bone marrow drives and medical expenses (it costs a lot of money to get a transplant).

You can donate to Liz at lizquesada.leukemia@gmail.com.
All of the money donated WILL go to bone marrow drives or medical expenses.  

We have some wonderful sponsors who have donated prizes for our hop.

Sweet Stamping Treats Digital Stamps
 Trendy Twine
 MB Treasurista
 Paper Piecings by Nikki
 Inspired Stamps
 My Pink Stamper
 Peachy Keen Stamps
 Market Street Stamps 

 In order to be eligible for one of these prizes you must comment on every blog in this hop! There are other requirements for the sponsors so please see Liz's blog post for more details.   

Here is my project...

I cannot remember where I got this digi. It was a freebie somewhere. I want to say from the awesome Marlene of Disguised as a Grown-up...but I don't remember and she is no longer bloggin'. The ribbon is some awesome 3 Girl Jam.I made the sentiments on the computer with Word.

Now hop on...

        Liz - http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to go to marrow.org and find out how to become a marrow donor.

Want something? LOL. Candy, I know....

How to win?
1. Be a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment on this post, with a way for me to contact you.
3. Come back on Winner Tuesday (2/21) and see who Mr. Random Number Generator chooses as the winner.

Be blessed, Beckie


Ding, Ding, Ding We've Got A Winner!

Hey All!!!! Thank goodness it's Friday. I am so ready.

Mr. Random Number Generator chose a winner for the Mini Album Hop. He said...#8 Cyndi S who said....

"Absolutely adorable album. Your partner is very lucky to get your album. I love it.
cstephenson at q dot com."

Congrats Cyndi. Drop me an email and we'll get you hooked up with your gift certificate from the awesome Nikki of  Paper Piecings by Nikki .

Just wanted to remind everyone of the challenges going on....

Made Especially 4 You - Sketch challenge
Low entries....increases your chances to win ;0) I'm just saying.
Digi Darla Challenge - Grab a Darla freebie and go with it.
Low entries as well...grab the digi and go by the sketch...1 card/2 challanges...chances of winning are high ;0) I'm still...just saying.
YAY! Thanks for stopping by. The Crafty Friends Give Blog Hop starts today. Be sure to click the hop button in my sidebar, and see what everyone has made today. I will be posting tomorrow for it...Be sure and come back...you know I'll have a snack.
Be blessed, Beckie


What'cha Got Wednesday!!

Welcome to What'cha Got Wednesday!

What'cha Got Wednesday is where I share a super cute LO freebie with ya! The LO can be used with any software.

It can also be used with My Memories Digital Scrapbooking software, too. If you haven't gotten your copy just click on the link in my right-hand sidebar, don't forget to grab my coupon code, and hop over to get your copy of this powerful software.

Now here is the freeebie...just click the link below the pic.

This week Dearie Dolls Stamps is being featured in the Digi Darla newsletter. This newsletter comes out today. Dearie Dolls gave us some cute images to use for our challenge, and here is one I used.

Hop over to DD and link-up your card. There's always a freebie to grab so you can play along.

So glad you stopped by today. Hugs.

Be blessed, Beckie


Valetine Mini Swap & Hop along with A Digi Darla Card & Winner Tuesday!!

 Valentine Mini Swap & Hop!

Happy Valentines Day to you and yours.  All stops along this hop made a mini and then sent it to another person in the hop!

Here is the mini I made for my partner...

I embossed all the pages. The cuts are all from Kate's ABCs. I used some awesome 3GJ ribbon to finish it off.

Now it's time to get to hopping...

Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Nicolette- www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
Tami - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/
Colleen - http://www.cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
Patti - http://www.pattispaperfun.blogspot.com/
Lluvia - www.sweetbirdmemories.blogspot.com
Jearise - http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com/
Sherrie- http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/
Barbara B.-http://barbarab3.blogspot.com/
Trish Hall http://milstid.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Mc http://slaphappyscrappy.blogspot.com/
Michelle www.scrappinwithmybug.com

Oh, still hanging around for some candy? Well, here it is...

The OUTSTANDING Nikki of Paper Piecings by Nikki has offered up ANOTHER $25 gift certificate. Isn't she just so wonderful you can't stand it. Please be sure to hop over to her blog and give her some love.

So here are the rules for my blog candy...
(must be followed ;0)

1. Be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment on this post be sure to include how to find you. 1 entry.
2. Become a follower of Nikki's blog and leave her a comment saying Hi from you and me. 2 entries.
3. Come back on Friday, February 17th, when Mr. Random Number Generator tells me who is the lucky winner.

Digi Darla Challenge Blog

As promised, here is my card made with the super duper cute DD image. I would love for you to link-up with us. Just click my DT image and it will take you straight over ;0)

Winner Tuesday

To be short 'n sweet....

Winner of Crafter's Cafe Blog Hop, gift being from the awesome Nikki....#14 Heide who said..."How cute, fun papers."

Winner of Love is in the Air Blog Hop Day 1, gift being Honeybee scissors...#6 Love to Scrap who said..."love your card!! http://lovestoscrap11.blogspot.com

Winner of Love is in the Air Blog Hop Day 2, gift being your choice of a Xyron sticker maker or an awesome gc from Nikki...#5 Jessica who said..."Beautiful cards Beckie!! TFS and have a great rest of your weekend!"

YAY!!!! Congratulations to all of you wonderful bloggin friends!!!! Email me at beckie_woodall at yahoo.com and we'll get you fixed up!!!

Be blessed, Beckie


Welcome Back to Monday with 3 Challenges for You to Join!

Welcome back to Monday all you awesome friends!!! Have I got a line-up for you?!?!

It's Challenge Me Monday #98: Fun with Puns at the FCCB!

Here is my card for your inspiration...

I used Create-a-Critter and cut Miss Pig at 4". The sentiment is from Digital Delights. The papers are a mix of Echo Park and MS.

Now you need to hop on over to FCCB and link up your super cute creation with a funny pun on it. Remember to use at least 1 cricut cut. We love seeing what you link up. Good luck!!!

It's time for another challenge at ME4Y. This week's sponsor is Pattie's Creations. She graciously supplied us with images to use, too.

This week's theme is to use a sketch. Here is the sketch...

So here is my take on the sketch...

So I hope you found some inspiration from my card. Now hop over and link-up with us at Made Especially 4 You .

It's time for another bi-weekly challenge at Digi Darla. Along with Darla's awesome images Dearie Dolls Stamps gave us an image to use too.  Please stop by tomorrow for my Darla image.

This challenge has the theme of Anything but Snow.

So here is my card... 

Now it's time for you to hop over and link-up at Digi Darla . There is always an awesome freebie to grab to play along with ;0) Along with the cutie pies in Darla's Store.

Thanks for stopping by. I super appreciate all of you.

Remember there's alot that has been happening on my blog this weekend. Start back on Friday's post and get registered for all the prizes that I put up for grabs over the weekend.

Tomorrow is "Winner Tuesday". Mr. Random Number Generator will be announcing who he chooses as all the lucky winners. I also will have my Digi Darla image card and it's super cute!

Be blessed, Beckie


Love is in the Air & Cards for Emily Blog Hops DAY 2

Welcome to DAY 2 of Love is in the Air & Cards for Emily Blog Hops!!

Love is in the Air

If you missed Day1, scroll on down and check it out...

Here is my project for today....

The papers are a mix of Echo Park, Yours Truly and My Mind's Eye, Love Me.

I hope you like my card. Now hop on...

Glad you're still here....how about some CANDY? This one is kinda crazy...you get to pick. Only 1 winner and you can pick from...


A wonderful gift certificate from the ever lovely Nikki

How you gonna win???
1. Be a follower of my blog...I check ;0)
2. Leave a comment on this post, and be sure to include a way to contact ya.
3. Come back on "Winner Tuesday" and see who Mr. Random Number Generator chooses as the winner.

There is alot to be won on my blog this weekend...if you haven't gotten registered...you better start with my post on Friday and get caught up :0D

Cards for Emily

Scrappin' For Kenzie Blog Hop

Emily is a sweet little 6 year old girl that has battled Leukemia since before Chrstmas 2011. She has had to endure more pain in a few short months than most adults in their entire life. She has gone from Leukemia to Rotavirus, to pancreatitis, to kidney stones, then to shingles, not to mention over 300 pokes in her tiny little body! From chemo to blood draws to feeding tube. Her bone marrow is finally at 0.00% so she is now in remission and back at home! She is still going through 7 different chemotherapy treatments but is finally doing better! To read her full story and updates please visit the original Cards for Emily info post HERE

For this hop all we ask is that you hop through the list, then when you are done, link up your card for Emily back at Michelle's blog at Scrappin' For Kenzie. The link up tool is in the left hand side bar under "Cards for Emily". You will see her picture right above it.

REMEMBER: There is no requirement to leave comments or even hop through all of the blogs if you don't have time. There will be no personal candy at any of the stops along the way. That way you can get maximum inspiration to make your own card and have enough time to link it up and send it away!

There WILL be however a giveaway to one lucky winner that links up their card by February 29th 2012. You can link up as many cards/projects that you would like. The more you link up and send the more greater your chance is of winning a.....

$20 gift certificate to

 Their etsy store has over 100 stamps to choose from!

Now on to my card for Emily!

I used a kraft cardstock base. The orange dotted paper is Echo Park dots and stripes. The image is a freebie from Designed 2 Delight. The stamp is a $1 bin somewhere...i forgot.

Here is the line-up for Day 2 in case you get lost along the way!

Michelle - http://scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com

Faith Abigail - http://www.faithabigaildesigns.com/

Amanda - http://amandascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Lisa - http://lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth - http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

Marie -  http://ethansimprints.blogspot.com/

Suzanne - http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/

Tina - http://www.teenabugg.blogspot.com/

Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/

Brenda - http://friendscraftinwithfriends.blogspot.com/

Lisa - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/

Jessie - http://edoggsugarlipsandprincessbuttercup.blogspot.com/

Visit Michelle when you are all the way through or jump here now to link up your card!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! Hugs to you all.

Be blessed, Beckie