Sunday, August 11, 2013

CHECK THEM OUT!!!! You Still Have Time!!

Hello My Crafty Friends

Just a quick note... If you haven't been to the BLOG HOPS that I have posted this weekend make sure you get there!!!

CHECK THEM OUT!!! Get in on the chance to win those GREAT PRIZES!!!
There are a couple hops that are still going until tonight at 11:59 pm

Get Inky! Halloween Spooktacular Blog Hop

The Blog Hop Starts Here At: bluemooncreation 
Until tonight at 11:59 pm

Welcome to the StencilGirl Blog Hop 
You will have until Sunday, August 11th at 11:59 PM CDT
The Blog Hop Starts Here At: stencilgirltalk 

Welcome to the “Premiere” Die~Namites Dies Blog Hop
Our blog hop will be from August 9th ~ August 11th. 
The Blog Hop Starts 


Until Next Time ~~~ Until Next Time ~~~ Keep Crafting and Be Happy 
-:¦:-*~ Kathy ~*-:¦:- 

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Good Morning My Crafty Friends!!!!

We have FINALLY Made it to the week-end. You know what that means!!! The HOPPING NEWS from CARTERS CRAFTING CORNER!!!!

Last week-end was quite busy for Blog Hops. I am going to put up what info I have at this time. If that changes I will update the post. So be on the LOOK-OUT!!!
Are YOU Ready for a BLOG HOP this week-end??!!


Welcome to the StencilGirl Blog Hop 

 Featuring StencilGirl Artist June Pfaff Daley!
As a VERY SPECIAL GUEST - June is even hopping with us!
Mary Beth Shaw From StencilGirl Says: “We will be playing with June's New Releases from StencilGirl and her cupcake stencil from a previous release!"  Just wait until you see the project that she has to inspire you!”
Get ready for inspiration, tutorials and GIVEAWAYS!  The Blog Hop Starts Here At: stencilgirltalk
There is truly some amazing art work going on in this Blog Hop!!!!

You will have until Sunday, August 11th at 11:59 PM Central Time to leave your comment to be eligible.

Get Inky! Halloween Spooktacular Blog Hop

Welcome to the Get Inky! Stamps 2013 Halloween Spooktacular Blog Hop and Sale!!! 
Thia at Blue Moon Creations tells us: “During your hopping journey, you will be partying with the getinkystamps Design Team and viewing some very amazing creations! They are such a talented group! I am so grateful to have them as a part of the Get Inky Team! And we are all so THANKFUL to have YOU here with us!”
The Blog Hop Starts Here At: bluemooncreation

Make sure you stop by and check them out. There are many FABULOUS Designers participating in the hop this weekend!!! This has created her very own stamp line to declare her LOVE of Stamping..."+"Get Inky! Stamps by Blue Moon Creation.


Die~Namites Dies Blog Hop

Welcome to the “Premiere” Die~Namites Dies Blog Hop.
We are so happy that you have chosen to join us!!!
Along the way, you will see creations by our Die~Namite Design Team
using the LATEST release of  Die~Namites Dies.

Be sure and stop by and play along. They have a very unique Hop going on!!! You will have FUN playing along in this HOP!!

Our blog hop will be from August 9th ~ August 11th. The Blog Hop Starts Here:

That's what I have for you this week-end If you happen to know of something I might have missed, Email me and I will get it on the list for this week. Also if there is something coming up next week-end let me know too.

Until Next Time ~~~ Keep Crafting and Be Happy
-:¦:-*~ Kathy ~*-:¦:- 

Saturday, August 3, 2013


Let's Go Blog Hoppin'

Hello my happy crafting friends!!! You are in for a treat this weekend. Here are a couple more Blog Hops going on this weekend. Grab a drink, put on some tunes, and your hoppin' clothes (whatever they may be) Relax, and Start Hoppin'



Meet the KK8 Design Team!!!

This is the very first Blog Hop at kraftie kre8ations!!! A fabulous group of designing women you won't want to miss out on. They have put together a great blog hop for this weekend with a great sponsor. To find out who it is you will have to check out the Hop!!!!

Make sure you get over there and see what these ladies have in store for you this weekend!!! The Hop begins here at scrappingvon and continue to HOP your way back to the Kraftie Kre8ations Blog Page.
On the Kraftie Kre8ations Facebook Fan Page you will always find something fun going on!!! This is a very active group with tons of EXCITEMENT!!! But you will have to join. You can do that through me or any member of the Design Team.
From the Design Team at Kraftie Kre8ations - "We are proud to have this opportunity to introduce the "new design team" members.We have a talented group of ladies starting this month. Here is their opportunity to introduce themselves and for us to allow them to truly shine. Just wait until you see what they have to show you on this hop"!!
BLOG - Kraftie Kre8ations
Facebook Fan Page - Kraftie Kre8ations

This is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE sites



For The August Blog Hop You will see many fabulous designs and uses for the KLD Design Templates that are absolutely amazing and so fun to work with. As a matter of fact, I just put in a order today. So stop by and HOP your way through with Kiwi Lane August Blog-Hop for a chance at great prizes and inspiration too!!
Kristy at KLD Says - If you are new to the blog hop scene with Kiwi Lane, here’s the scoop: YOU could be the random winner of a $25.00 gift code to the Kiwi Lane shop, merely for leaving a comment at the blogs along the hop. Easy? Totally. Inspiring? Youuuu betcha!
The Story Behind the Design ~~ Kiwi Lane Designs create framing templates along with other products. Framing changed scrapbooking in a way that allows us to add as many pictures as we want and end up with a beautiful layout every time. Along with a strong desire to share it with others.
They carry several different sizes and designs to accommodate not only scrapbooking but also card-making, mini-albums,and tags, with tons of design templates and accessories. Whether you are an experienced crafter or a newbie, the price is very affordable for the beauty and the desire to create fabulous layouts and cards every time.
Be sure and HOP over starting here Kiwi Lane August Blog Hop and see what they have come up with this month. You are gonna love em' !!!
Blog - Kiwi Lane Designs
Facebook Fan Page - Kiwi Lane


Scrap Challenge

Let me introduce you to  They specialize in Scrap Contests and Challenge Listings.
This is A great place I recently discovered for contests and chalenges. It's not a fancy site but it is definitely packed full of information. It is a Contest and Challenge Listings Blog. If you are looking for a challenge this is the place for you!!!! Not only can you find contests and challenges to enter, you can also list your own contest or challenge that you are having on your own blog or facebook page.
They list nearly every contest and challenge site in the Crafting Community along with all the details. Kinda like one stop shopping except it's a challenge instead of a store!!!  haha funny right??

Winking smileThat's what I have for you today. Should something else come up I will update the post. Hope you enjoyed stopping and gained some valuable information and fun things to do!!! And remember, leave me a word or two in the comments and let me know what you think of the things going on here at Carters Crafting Corner!! I sure would LOVE to hear from you all.

Until Next Time ~~~ Keep Crafting and Be Happy
-:¦:-*~ Kathy ~*-:¦:-

Friday, August 2, 2013


Welcome Crafty Friends~~~


Well here's your chance to Play!!! Get your Hopping Tails in front of the computer cause there are some of them happening this week-end!!! Hop around and have fun!!! Good Luck!

August 2nd - 5th - Today is the first day for the Birthday Blog Hop at PaperSweeties  It's PARTY TIME ... come hop with us!! Debbie says: "To help us celebrate our BIG first birthday, we are planning fun little things all month long for you to enjoy and be inspired by! We hope some of the ideas that you see here will spark your creativity and inspire you to create something fun out of stamps, paper and glue"  Between the Blog and the Facebook page you will always find something FUN going on around there.
Blog: PaperSweeties
Facebook Fan Page: PaperSweeties

For Aug 3rd and 4th - At honeybearzdesigns2011 there is a 2 day Blog Hop going on!!! This is their "Bee-utiful Summer" Blog Hop!!!  Lisa Says "We'd like to invite you to come join us for the Blog Hop on August 3rd and 4th and have some fun with us.". This event is a two day blog hop that is jammed full of all kinds of excitement with some amazing crafters and some spectacular sponsors. Make sure you stop by and hop through. They have Great Sponsors and Great Creative Projects to share with you this weekend!!
Blog: honeybearzdesigns2011
Facebook Fan Page: Honeybearz-Designs

For August 16th and 17th: There is a Blog Hop coming right here at Carters Crafting Corner where you will visit and see a lot of wonderful and creative projects. Also with some great sponsors!!! Mark your calendar! You don't wanna miss this one!! Lots of Glittery Glitzy Colorful Bling going on!!  It's gonna  be FABULOUS!!!
Facebook Fan Page: CartersCraftingCorner

***There are a couple more blog hops being added later today so make sure to check back often and see where the other ones are taking place***

Are you all ready to hop??!! I sure am. I can hardly wait to get started.

Until Next Time,


Thursday, August 1, 2013


Stencil Girl Talk SURPRISE Giveaway!!

Do you enjoy using stencils? I sure do. And I found a site that has fabulous stencils and a lot of uses including mixed media.

They are Celebrating 2,500 Likes on Facebook. You can find more info and join the giveaway. Be sure and "LIKE" the page while you are there!!  But hurry!! The last day to enter is August 2, 2013...

We reached 2,500 "Likes" on Facebook yesterday!
We want to CELEBRATE!

**Stop by and pay her a visit. Be sure and tell her Kathy sent ya from Carters Crafting Corner!!!**



Coming this evening you can enjoy a wonderful post on Project Faith-Book by our very own Stefanie Hutchison from Wandering Through The Bible. Stefanie is an amazing writer with great insight. 
Please visit and like her page here: WanderingThroughTheBible

You can find her "Guest Post" on the Project Faith-Book page later this evening. 

**Stop by and pay her a visit. Be sure and tell her Kathy sent ya from Carters Crafting Corner!!!**



Paper Sweeties is celebrating their 1 Year Birthday AND They have Reached a Milestone of 1,000+ fans!!! If you haven't been over to visit make sure you do: Paper Sweeties FAN PAGE They are up to something special tonight at midnight. But you have to go to find out what it is!!! There is a lot of things going on over there. Also check out the Blog here: Paper Sweeties  You will find the Products and Prices are FABULOUS!!!!

**Stop by and pay her a visit. Be sure and tell her Kathy sent ya from Carters Crafting Corner!!!**



Deirdre at Glittered Roses has also posted a great giveaway while her site is Under Construction. Deidre writes " It's an exciting time for Glittered Roses my blog is I am excited to bring my new crafting site to the crafting community. So come back soon. Thank you very you much {deirdre}ANNE". Stop by and visit her and enter the giveaway here on Facebook: Glittered-Roses

You can find her Blog here: Glittered Roses

**Stop by and pay her a visit. Be sure and tell her Kathy sent ya from Carters Crafting Corner!!!**



There is a Blog Hop coming August 16th and 17th right here at Carters Crafting Corner where you will visit and see a lot of wonderful and creative projects. Also with some great sponsors too!!! Mark your calendar! You don't wanna miss this one!! Lots of Glittery Colorful Bling going on this time!!  It will be FABULOUS!!! So get ready to hop!!!


Thanks for stopping by today for all the news and updates. I will be back soon.

Until then Happy Crafting and Many Blessings!!



       ‿ノ Kathy

Sunday, July 28, 2013



Good Morning Everyone,

Today you are going to learn about changes that are coming to Carters Crafting Corner. I have decided to take the blog in a different direction. You will be seeing new content coming in the next few weeks.

First of all, I am moving Project Faith-Book to a new blog called "Carter Christian Crafting Corner". It is going to be a Christian Craft Blog and you can read more about that on the page - Project Faith-Book.

What you see here on the main page for the next few weeks is going to change. I have discovered since starting the blog that not only are my interests in Card-Making and Scrap booking, but also in holding Blog Hops and Challenges. That is where my passion is. I want all of us to enjoy seeing and learning about the different projects that are shared and the fascinating themes that come along with it. Along with a higher level of participation. I am excited and looking forward to the NEW Carters Crafting Corner.

I have big plans but right now they are "TOP SECRET"!!!! As things progress and I figure out how I plan to structure this I will be announcing the new happenings along the way.

You are going to see more blog hops to participate and get involved in. Upcoming themed challenges. Guest blogger visits with awesome creations, tutorials, and helpful tips. Along with great sponsors. And plenty of other ideas to keep the blog upbeat and fun to be a part of.

I can't give you all the details now but that was just a little teaser of things to come. I do hope you all get inspired to pass along the word to your other craft friends and get them involved with the many things happening here.

Please bear with me over the next week or so as I work out the details and make sure everything is going smooth. You will be seeing some guests here to keep everyone involved and enthusiastic.

I would love to hear from you about what you think and any questions you have. Leave a comment and I will definitely answer as soon as I possibly can.

Until next time,

-:¦:-¸-(¸¸.·´*~Kathy~*¨¨))-:¦:-´* .·´*-:¦:-

Friday, July 19, 2013

Forgotten Treasures Blog Hop

Welcome to the Forgotten Treasures blog hop where we are showcasing projects made with a least one item we have had for 6 months or longer. If you came from Connie's blog you are in the right place. If you started with my blog, pop over to Christine's blog and start at the beginning, you don't want to miss all the fabulous projects there is to see!

We have several sponsors offering gift certificates for this hop. To be eligible for the gift certificates you must comment on each blog and comment on each sponsor's facebook page. Random winners for each gift card will be selected on July 22 and the winners will be posted on Christine's blog.

Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors:

$20 gift certificate 

3 lucky winners will receive a $5 gift certificate 

$10 gift certificate 

$15 gift certificate 

Every since I heard about this blog hop and the theme I was so excited to make this card. Anyone that really knows me knows that purple is by far my favorite color. And with the theme of the blog hop being use something you haven't used in a while (6 months or so), I kept thinking about the "Dazzles" by Hot Off The Press (HOTP) that I bought at and haven't got to use them. I got really excited and immediately started thinking of a design I could use on the card. It is quite simple but also elegant at the same time. Heck, you wouldn't really know that those are Dazzle stickers on the front LOL :-). With that being said I will tell you a little bit about how the card was made. It is a white card blank with the fold on top cut to 5" x 5" with purple card stock on top also the same size. Then I used Gypsy Jewel Paper from HOTP in blue stripe and purple ombre. I matted them together with a small border. Then I traced and cut the scalloped rectangle label from a sheet of die-cuts I had onto purple card stock with a light blue card stock behind it. I used 3D foam tape to pop it up off the card. Then from a sheet of white Dazzles i used two swirls facing each other. and a smaller swirl under that lines up even with the top swirls. I then used a dazzle border across the bottom. And to finish it off I rounded the bottom corners with a corner punch. The majority of the product used is by Hot Off The Press. The card stock is just basic from my stash. The Dazzles are the item that I have not used in a while and was very excited to use. I didn't include a sentiment on the front because it has so many possibilities. A birthday card, An anniversary card, and so on.. You get the picture. Unfortunately the picture never really does the card the justice it deserves. Here is another view of the card standing up.

I hope you enjoy the card and if you have any questions or would like a more detailed tutorial let me know and I will be happy to make one or answer any questions. 

In case you missed it; You can find the Dazzles at:
I have also included a little extra something for following my blog and liking my facebook page.

Good Luck to the lucky person who wins this goody bag!!!

***I will also be doing a "Blog Candy" Goody Bag to one LUCKY PERSON who joins my blog AND likes my Facebook Page, you can do that by clicking here:***

Please leave a comment and let me know that you were here and are a follower and LIKED the Facebook Page so I can include you in the drawing for the "Goody Bag". I Love reading your notes and will respond to each of them. 

I am so happy you stopped by today to visit!!! I do hope you come back often. Your next visit is to Mag at magsgraphics. (Click the Link) 

Here is the complete blog line up in case you get lost along the way.

Thanks again for stopping by. Have fun with the rest of the hop!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013




Happy 4th of July My Friends!!!  I am hoping that every one of you has a wonderful holiday today and tonight. From cook-outs with the family, time at the lake or beach, to a night of SPECTACULAR Fireworks. This is by far one of my favorite holidays. Not only is it time with family and friends, and fabulous fireworks displays, which are my favorite. It’s also a celebration of freedom. What a wonderful thing… Freedom!!! We are so fortunate to live in a Country that enjoys freedom. All thanks to our Founding Fathers who fought for our freedom and our Heroes now who fight and uphold that Freedom. Thank you to all our OUTSTANDING MILITARY who keep us safe and Free!!!

So today I am going to the LONGEST Parade in the SMALLEST town around this area. Sounds a little backwards huh??! But it’s true. It's in a little town of 38 peoples with a parade that is an hour and a half long. I am very excited to be going. I am going with my daughter and granddaughter. Three generations spending the 4th of July together. That sounds like a true scrapbook page or Project Faith-Book page in the future.

I do have a couple of projects to share with you today. One of them is the card I made for the 1st Annual 4th of July / Red white and blue Blog Hop. I kept looking at the card and thinking something was missing. It finally hit me that it needed red behind the sentiment. And here is a look at the two of them and how much difference it made.
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 This is the first one I posted
Here is the same card with the red behind the picture.         And here is a close-up of it.                                                                               
 You sure can tell the difference, don’t you think so? Sometimes that’s what it takes. Just to step back and look at your project can actually bring you inspiration. This isn't the first time I have done this either. If you are like me you can always see a way to make it better or prettier.

 I also put together a couple of medallions. I am sure you have either seen them or made them at some point. And chances are they have other names too. If you aren't familiar with them and would like the tutorial just let me know in the comments and I will be happy to put that together and share it with you. The little card next to them is one that I made with my granddaughter earlier today. She helped decide how to organize it and I put it together.       
 This is the picture with the medallions
 and the card                                                                                              And here is the card


Speaking of my grand-daughter, she is going to be turning 5 in a few short weeks. That clique' of “where did the time go?” certainly holds true here. I can honestly remember when she first came home. A week later she was at her first Relay for Life Event. Cruising around the track while we pushed her in the stroller. Hard to believe it has been that long. I am working on putting together a little something for her birthday. As much as I want to share it with you, I also want it to be a surprise. Or if I really mess up, then I can fix it before I tell you about it. Hmmm… smart thinking, right?!!

There is one other thing I want to mention. If you are participating in Project Faith-Book jump over to the face book page and check out the latest update. There is now an Official Sign-Up Sheet in the Notes Section. Please take a minute and leave your information in the comments under the sign-up note and I will get it added to the document. Speaking of Project Faith-Book, how is your first challenge coming along? I have already heard from one person that has hers finished. I have started on mine too, but it is taking some thinking and praying to put it together. I hope yours is coming along well. I am going to be doing a feature on how to incorporate your faith in your layout journaling. It's going to be very informative so try not to miss it. Go ahead and leave me a comment and let me know how it is going with your layout. And let me know what you are doing for the 4th of July today!! I really enjoy hearing from you and what you have to say. I hope that all of you have a terrific day. And those who are in the rain area, stay dry, and I hope it doesn't interfere with the fireworks where you're at.

Until We Meet Back Here Again,

God Bless You and Happy Independence Day
Kathy Carter

Saturday, June 29, 2013


Welcome Fellow Project Faith-Book Friends!!!

I am SO excited to introduce this area of Scrap Booking to you, and I pray that it is enlightening and encouraging to all of you!  

I have had many of you ask me “What is Project Faith-Book”? And after much prayer and thought this is what I have put together.

Faith booking is an important part of scrap booking our heritage!   Even if you are new to scrap booking you will agree it is the best way to preserve memories of vacations, birthdays, new additions to the family, and other special events in our lives. Just ask anyone who scrap-books. You will find that activities and special times with family and friends are the biggest reason for scrap-booking.  With Project Faith-Book the focus is on our spiritual journey and the Faith heritage. Which we want for those who are here now and those who come behind us to remember!  Project Faith-Book is putting the face of God on our scrapbook pages. As believers, we, like Jacob, see the face of God in our everyday lives during our everyday activities (Genesis 32:30.)

Project Faith-Book is basically combining our beliefs and experiences with God and the memories we leave for our children, grandchildren, and so on, (you get the picture right?)  using scrap booking. What greater legacy could we leave?

We will be creating an actual Faith-Book aka scrap-book. That is the reason I mentioned your choice of Albums.  We will be doing different projects each challenge to build on our Faith and to scrap our memories. There will be discussions and comments on the Face Book page to encourage, motivate, and help each other along the way. Keep in mind this is a Christian project and should be treated as such. We as Daughters of the King of Kings are above what is improper and displeasing to Jesus. We are Children of a Great God and should present ourselves in that manner.

Regardless of your scrapbook style, if faith is an important part of your life then you will want to 
preserve this for future generations. Let’s begin today to capture those moments when we feel God’s presence in our lives and around us in every day beauty and awe.


So... for the low down....

1. First and foremost - You are required to follow this blog and like the face-book page located here:  to participate in Project Faith-Book. If you already have those covered that’s great!! If not please make it a priority. The challenges and information will be posted here on the blog. The discussions, ideas, questions, and comment will be posted on the Face-Book Page. This is a "HAND'S ON Challenge. Remember we are here to encourage and motivate each other.

2. There will be one challenge posted each month. The Challenge will post on the 29th of each month. The challenge closes on the 28th day of the month.

3. There are no special requirements for this challenge other than it has to be a scrap-book layout (lo). Be creative and show your personality. Anything and everything goes!!! So use your creativity and make this special for yourself and for your family heritage.

4. If there are any special requirements for any of the challenges I will let you know ahead of time and they will be also be posted here under other requirements.

5. You can use Mr. Linky at the bottom of the post to link us to your blog page that has your challenge project. Please make sure you link directly to your post about the challenge, and not just your blog in general and send your crafty friends over to join us.

6. If you don't have a blog or online gallery, play anyway! You can send a picture of your project with your name the challenge month and year, and the name of the current challenge in the subject line. For instance, Kathy Carter, July 2013, All About Me – I Am A Daughter of the King. Send your picture to carterscraftingandmore by the 28th of the month. I am not responsible for any undelivered or failed delivery emails. I will email you back and let you know that I received it.

7. If you do post on a blog, please link people back to this blog so others can join us too!

8. Each month, the layouts will be featured here with a short description. Due to the type of challenge this is, I have not decided yet if I will pick winners and have prizes. If that changes I will make an announcement. ~~THE END~~

I look forward to seeing your projects! And the personality you put into your layouts.

If you have any questions, please contact me by sending an email to: carterscraftingandmore or leave a comment here on the post.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way let's get to the challenge and have fun!

The first challenge is titled:

 ***About Me – I am a Daughter of the King***  

I posted a sneak peak of the sketch earlier this morning to get you all thinking and now here is the rest of the challenge along with the sketch one more time!!!  Here are the things you will be using in this challenge. These are for inspiration and your interpretation is what counts. You are free to be creative and use what you want to on the layout.




1. Were you named after anyone? Who?

2. If you were someone else do you think you would be friends with you?

3. What is your best quality as a person?

4. What is your favorite Ice Cream?

5. What color shoes are you wearing?

6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

7. What is your favorite season?

8. What are your 2 favorite smells?

9. What are you reading right now?

10. When did you get saved? Baptized?

**Please feel free to elaborate and be creative with your questions too!! LET’S HAVE SOME FUN!!!**

JOURNALING: What gives you inspiration? This can be anything from a verse, a song, a quote, or anything else that inspires you. And please tell a little about why you chose what you did.

Now is the time to begin the CHALLENGE!!!! Before you begin: Pray about it and then have fun with it!!!

Please leave a comment and let me know that you are participating and what you think of Project Faith-Book so far. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to read what you have to say and will respond to comments as soon as I possibly can.

With that, I want to say Thank You for helping to make this dream a reality. This is a project that I have been planning for quite some time.

Until Next Time,

Be Blessed ~~ Kathy
Please feel free to share this on Facebook, Twitter, or any other Social Media of your choice.

****Please note: As this is the very first time for the Challenge there are bound to be some bumps in the road, hiccups, and issues. Please bear with me as I get this all running smooth and pray for me that this is a success and a blessing to all of you and Our Father in Heaven.****