Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winner of the Wedding Invite Blog Challenge

Has picked the winner of the
Wedding Invite Blog Challenge
The Queen has approved...

Amy Harper

"Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

I have been searching all morning for ideas, I'm excited to do this challenge. It's probably the hardest challenge to date."

Amy please email me your address so
 I can send off your
Champagne Cricut Expression
Also I will email you your
The Scrapbooking Queen
Challenge Blinkie to post on your blog

Thank you so much to everyone
who did this challenge we had alot of nice entries...

The Scrapbooking Queen

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Advent Calendar Blog Hop

I am so happy you are hopping along with us on this
Advent Calendar Blog Hop hosted by the very talented Ruthie.
If you came from Raven's Blog your on the right path.
Now on to some Advent Calendar History...

I was trilled to be apart of this Advent Calendar Blog Hop and
 in searching the Internet on Advent Calendar's and their origin, I came across some History about Advent Calendars. Here is some of the history about how the Advent Calendar became apart of our Christmas Tradition.

Some form of the Advent Calendar has been used for more than 150 years and it becomes increasingly popular every year.  The origin of the calendar, like so many of our Christmas traditions, started in Germany in the 19th century. Different methods of counting down the days to the celebration of Christmas were used.

The first Advent calendars were based on 24 days with Christmas Eve as the last night to either put up a picture or take a candy. Today, the traditional German calendars still show 24 days, but in the United States, it's not uncommon to also find ones with 25 days -- the last opening to occur on Christmas Day.

Advent Calendars can be found everywhere Christmas is celebrated and have been made with many different themes. There are permanent ones with little drawers that are opened every day, felt pieces to decorate a tree, religious icons behind the different doors and lots of pop-culture/character Advent calendars. The traditional ones are still a paper/cardboard piece with a small treasure behind the doors.
 The treasures can range from a beautiful miniature religious picture, perhaps a little wooden toy or even a piece of candy. 

So keeping with the tradition of the paper Advent Calendar here is my
25 day count down to Christmas... 

I cut my base envelopes from the Smiley Cards Cart, I also cut the matching tag.
 This gives you a envelope for each day with it's own tag, for special counting down treats.
I plan on noting a special treat a day to do with my grandson, Jason. Like reading a special bedtime story, baking cookies, or his favorite a trip to  McDonald's for a Happy Meal.
Each day has a cute toy or character to help celebrate the season. I used the
Winter Frolic, B is for Boy, Sugar and Spice, 3 Birds on Parade, Simply Charmed, Jolly Holidays (My only Black Friday Must Have), Cricut carts. Also it was easy to
put together with my Xyron Create a Sticker.  Just run the cuts thur and
they come together perfectly with no mess or sticky fingers.

I am really pleased with how my advent calendar turned out. It is my first ever undertaking of such a project. I  hope you found some inspiration from all the talented ladies and be inspired to do one for your family and start a traditions in your home too.

 Now on to my  blog candy giveaway for this Advent Calendar Blog Hop.

Now you have all seen my Christmas Blog Makeover, by the talented
Shabby Vanity, now here is your chance to be a Shabby Girl too!

My giveaway is a blog makeover sponsored by myself and Shabby Vanity.
The winner will be picked by Random.org and will receive a custom blog makeover for yourself and a blog makeover for a friend!

 A FREE Custom Blog Makeover by The Shabby Vanity!
This is more than a $100 value!!!

Here's what you need to do...
  1. Leave a comment on this post, about your favorite family tradition.
  2. Leave a Comment on Shabby Vanity blog also. Click here for Shabby Vanity's Blog.
  3. Become a follower of both The Queen and Shabby Vanity.
Here the list of the blogs in the hop:











Theresa ~ME!




Now I really want to thank Ruthie for putting this all together for us!

The next stop is Tracy's blog...
Thank you for hopping along with us today!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Flaunt It Friday Blog and Design Team Announcement

The Scrapbooking Queen is super excited to announce the new Flaunt it Friday Blog and New Design Team, we have 11 talented
 Design Team members
and the blog will have a
 new Cricut Challenge every Friday
starting with December 3rd. 

Our first blog post require you to leave a comment and promote the new blog.
We will be giving away a set of
Peachy Keen Stamp Set for the
Big Grand Opening
and you will have until
December 2nd to come over to the new blog Flaunt It Friday and leave a comment and become a follower and post one of our buttons to win the Blog Candy.

Here is the list to our talented Design Team

Sandra Co-Founder

Janis Co-Founder










Can't wait til we all can start to
Flaunt it Friday...

More Than Favors Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Welcome to Paula Birthday Bash
Now to help celebrate her birthday we have a lot of blogs too hop too...

Here is my Birthday Card for Paula...
I choose a royal wishes card for Paula's birthday Card
and did a matching gift card holder
Don't tell her it's a surprise...

The card was done from Birthday Bash Cricut Cart.

This is how I made it...using
All Girl
Scripted Year
I stamped basic card stock with Stamping Up Ink called 
Close to Cocoa to make the background paper.
I just love how it turn out and yes I used almost all the sentiments...
This made such pretty background paper...

The crown was cut out of pink and Royal Wishes out of coco brown
I added a royal touch of bling with pink rhinstones.
I also inked around the crown to make it pop...

I hope you enjoy Paula's Birthday Bash and
hopping along with all the talented woman.

The list is below so if you gotten lost along the way...
or just want to hop it all over again
Don't forget to wish Paula a very
Happy Birthday...

The Scrapbooking Queen

Start at the Birthday Girl's Blog

http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/ - Me

 http://twoscraptasticgals.blogspot.com/ - Meriah

 http://arlenescraftspot.blogspot.com/- Arlene

 http://justfabfriendsscrappin.blogspot.com/- Eni

 http://gloriasgoofycraftspot.blogspot.com/- Gloria

 http://perfectlyunperfectcards.blogspot.com/ - Amy

 http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/ - Theresa

Sneak Peek ~ Advent Calendar Blog Hop

Here is a sneak peek at what you can expect on the
Advent Calendar Blog Hop

Don't forget to hop along with us
Here are all the very talent ladies on our hop

Angelica http://handmadebyangelica.com/

Dawnica http://dawnicakorner.blogspot.com/

Gale http://www.thehappystamper.com/

Janie http://www.typicalscrapbooker.blogspot.com/

Joanna http://scrap-making.blogspot.com/

Joy http://joyslife.com/

Mary http://cardztv.blogspot.com/

Melissa http://www.apaperjourney.blogspot.com/

Michelle http://www.mumoftwoblog.blogspot.com/

Nicole http://primpedinpaper.wordpress.com/

Raven http://love4stamps.blogspot.com/

Theresa http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/

Tracy http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/

Yolie http://yoliebean.blogspot.com/

Denise http://cricutmyway.blogspot.com/

Ruthie http://septemberninth.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

30 Days of Gift Making

Welcome to the 17th Day of the
30 Days of Gift Making
Hosted by the Talent Jill @The Scrapoholic

If you been following along you have come from
the talented

I really have enjoyed following along on this hop
 and getting great ideas for gift giving...
I decided to do one of my favorite gifts to give.
 This really easy to make
Lighted Pine Cone Christmas Basket

Now this basket is really easy to do all you
need is the following supplies...

Pine Floral Picks
Pine Cones Picks
Christmas Lights
Green Floral Foam
Glue Gun

Here is a close up of the pine cones and
 pine floral picks just poke them down into the basket into the Green Floral Foam...
You can glue your picks in the floral foam if you wish
I just made sure the Floral Foam was glued down into the bottom of my basket.
I used color lights to brighten things up at nighttime so this basket can be enjoyed all day
and into the evening...

This basket is easy and quick to do, you can make it in all sizes and even use them for center pieces on the dinner table... they make great hostess gifts too...
Make up a few small ones and keep them around the house to grab for that dinner invite you gotten.
Your hostess will be so happy with your thoughtfulness

Now the next stop is on this wonderful
30 Days of Gift Giving is

I hope you have enjoyed your stop today
as much as I did making this
Lighted Christmas Pine cone basket for you...

The Scrapbooking Queen

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pink By Design Team " Gift Post"

The project the design team over at
was to create a Gift Item it could be
anything gift related
so with that in mind I figured what is a nice and easy gift that can be done on our cricut expression...
So I used a Coco Mix Can and covered it with Christmas Paper...
Then using my favorite new cart
Simply Charmed
I cut out of basic card stock in red,blue and black...
the adorable
Mitten and Cap 
where cut at 3 "
Don't they just look adorable on this coco can...
Tada ~ one quick and easy personalized gift.
To give to family or friends... who doesn't like coco link below..

I then used the
Stamp Set from
Christmas Wishes
Baby it's Cold Outside &
Holiday Cheer...

I used chalk to add accent
to the mittens and cap
and White gel pen
to the cheeks...
(this tip I got from my  BFF Ruthie) doesn't it just add a
sparkle to their cheeks...

I hope you enjoy this coco gift can that you can make for your family and friends. 
 I sure enjoyed making it for you're enjoyment 

The Scrapbooking Queen

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Upcoming Goodies!!!

Take a sneak peak under the Christmas Tree:

Have you noticed The Scrapbooking Queen's Christmas Banner to celebrate the upcoming Holiday Season?  Well in one of these gifts is a wonderful surprise for one of you!

The Scrapbooking Queen is so amazing that she's decided to give one of her followers a 
FREE Custom Blog Makeover by The Shabby Vanity! 
This is more than a $100 value!!!

The Giveaway will be an awesome addition to the Advent Calendar Blog Hop on November 27th.
Mark it on your calendar! You won't want to miss this!

But wait!!! 
You see two gifts right?!  Well, in the second present is a 2nd FREE Blog Design! The winner of the Full Blog Makeover will get to choose one friend to receive a free Custom Background and Banner of their very own! The Holiday Season is about giving, right?

Tell all your friends about The Scrapbooking Queen's gift for her Followers- your friend might pick you!

I'll see you on the 27th!!!

This was a guest post written by Madeline at:

Winner List Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Challenge

Okay The Queen is a bit late in
posting the last winners of the
Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Challenge
Random.Org pick the winners and
The Queen approves...

 so here they are ...

Winner of the Emma DVD
Debbie Dickerson-Yahn

Winner of Scentsy Warmer
Bev Lanphear

Winner of the Grand Prize
Julie - Cricut Chick

Please send the Scrapbooking Queen your address so I can get your prizes out to you...

Thank you all for taking part in The Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Challenge
You brighten up a lot of woman lives with your special hand made cards..

The Scrapbooking Queen

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wedding Invite Blog Challenge

Okay my daughter Jessica is getting married in March and she is loves all these challenges on my blog and the beautiful entries that all the
talented people out there do...
so she proposed a Wedding Invitation Challenge...
Her colors are Sapphire Blue, Black and Silver .
She wants to hand make her invites so that's what we are looking for with this challenge.
A unique designed invitation that is both elegant
and incorporates her colors ...

Okay so now you have the basics of the this challenge now on to the Blog Candy...
Now I'm really serious about getting some really good samples that we can incorporate in
her wedding stationary.

I will have Random.Org pick the winner of a

Highly Coveted Champagne Cricut Expression

Please email your entries to
I will upload to an album on
FB just for this Challenge...

here's a picture of the happy couple...

Josef Fox and the future Mrs. Fox...

So lets get those invitations coming I will have Random.org pick a winner on
Monday 29th

The Scrapbooking Queen

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Banner Blog Hop

I am so excited to be apart of the Banner Blog Hop...
Everyone in the hop has created a banner for either
Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years.
This is the first banner that I ever made with my Cricut.
I love how it turned out...
I love Thanksgiving! I love that my family is able to gather together around the dinner table and that we are able to have a real big traditional Turkey Dinner. This is a real feat because part of my kitchen and my dining room is my crafting area.  So you can imagine what I have to go through to get everything cleaned up and organized for the holiday.

So my banner spells out FAMILY...

The acorns were cut from the Doodlecharms cart at 7".  The base of the acorn is chipboard and I also used two tones of rustic brown card stock. I alternated the colors top and bottom on each acorn. I embossed the top part of the acorns with the "Spots and Dots" Cuttlebug embossing folder, for a little texture.
 The leaves where cut from the Doodlecharms cart at 2 1/2". The letters and Shadows were cut from Plantin School Book, they were cut at 4".
All this was glue down using my Sticker Maker by Xyron.

I added buttons on top of the leaves to accent the acorns. 
Are they not the cutest acorns you ever did see? 

Okay now for the some fun! I am giving away a...

Xyron Pink 
Create ~a~ Sticker

For a chance to win this amazing Blog Candy... just follow the steps below:

  1. Become a follower of my blog (if not already)
  2. Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite Thanksgiving tradition.
  3. For a second chance to win: Post about this hop on  your FB page, with a link to the banner blog hop.

    I will choose a winner Monday night, via random.org and I will announce the winner Tuesday morning.

Now this wonderful blog hop has so many
 talented women,  you'll want to make sure you stop at each of the blogs to see everyone's banners. I have listed the blogs below in order from start to finish.
Make sure you stop at each and everyone's blog and leave a comment, we all are giving away Blog Candy!

Sarah    http://liveloveandscrap.blogspot.com/   You Just Came From
Theresa   http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/   You are Here! (me)
 Yolie    http://yoliebean.blogspot.com/   Next!

The very wonderful and talented  Yolanada is your next stop!
So Hop on over and check out her awesome banner.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us!
Hope you enjoyed my banner as much as I did making it! 
Happy Thanksgiving!
The Scrapbooking Queen