Saturday, June 29, 2013

Project FAITH-BOOK CHALLENGE #1

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.

WHERE THERE’S A CHALLENGE THERE’S RULES:

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

1. First and foremost - You are required to follow this blog and like the face-book page located here: Facebook.com/CartersCraftingCorner  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.

SKETCH:













FRAME: 













QUESTIONS:

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.****

A SNEAK PEAK - INCLUDING THE LAYOUT SKETCH

Good morning to all you lovely ladies who are ready to start your Project Faith-Book. 

Before I show you the sneak peak there is something I want to share with you

My Princess,
You are a daughter of the King, and not just any king. You are My daughter, and I am the Creator, God of all heaven and earth. I’m delighted with you! You are the apple of My eye. You’re Daddy’s girl. I formed your body. I fashioned your mind and soul. I understand your needs and desires and I love you passionately and patiently.
My child, I bought you with a price so that we could have an intimate relationship together now and for all eternity. Soon we will see each other face-to-face—Father and daughter—and you will experience the wonderful place I have prepared for you. For now, I want you to fix your eyes on heaven, and walk closely with Me. You will know that—although I am God—My arms are not too big to hold you, My beloved daughter.
Love,
Your King and your Daddy in heaven

“And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
Corinthians 6:18

I hope you find this poem as precious as I do. It holds a very special place in my heart. There is nothing better than a Love Letter From Our Father. I shared this because I want each of you to know that you ARE a Princess of the King of Kings. And he thinks you are perfect to him. He loves you unconditionally. 

With that here is a peak at the 1st Challenge Sketch: 



This is the sketch of the layout we will be using for the First Page in our Faith-Book. It is hand drawn so I know it may not be even and is far from perfect, but I think you get the idea. The measurements across the top are for your reference and are not a part of the layout. I didn't measure this to fit any particular page size. That is up to you. It will depend on which size album you are using. I haven't decided what size I am using but when I do I will share a picture of it with you. Please chose an album to use that you can decorate on the front. That will be one of your challenges in a few weeks. 

Are you up for the challenge? I can guarantee you this is going to be a challenge like no other challenge you have entered before. I hope you are ready! Remember this is with Sisterly Love!!! And if you stick with me you will be very pleased with the out come.


Do you believe God loves you unconditionally and you are the apple of his eye? This sketch and this poem are to give you something to think about for the day. PLEASE Don't start a layout yet. There is going to be more to it than just the sketch and the poem.


Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the poem. I am really interested to read what you have to say.


At 3:00 pm CDT, You will get the rest of the Challenge and the Rules and all that good stuff. There is one thing I do want to clarify. In the beginning I was going to make this a short challenge.  However with all that is going on this week-end, and the 4th of July is coming soon - I wanted to make sure we all have plenty of time and can participate. So I will be back shortly. Hope to meet you here.


God Bless~~ Kathy 


Friday, June 28, 2013

PROJECT FAITH-BOOK CHALLENGE

A Challenge is Coming!!!!

I have been working diligently to put together the first challenge and I promise it will start tomorrow afternoon. It has been one of those days where nothing wants to cooperate!! Which is a challenge in itself. But I promise I won't keep you hanging!!

I know you are all very curious as to what it is and I don't blame you. The anticipation is building fast!!!

CHALLENGE INFO: SO, if you want to participate in the first challenge please leave me a comment so I have an idea of about how many people to expect as this is going to be a FUN Get to know you Challenge. And you can expect it to be posted no later than 3:00 pm CDT Saturday, June 29th. I will be posting a sneak preview tomorrow morning to get you started on this one. So make sure you check back for the preview. That is also when you can review the rules for the challenge as well.

MY FAITH-BOOK ALBUM: If you haven't already picked out an album you want to use for Project Faith-Book I would recommend one that you can decorate the front of. There will be a challenge for decorating your album also

Enjoy your day and get your craft supplies ready because you will have two weeks to complete the 1st challenge. That is a full  TWO WEEKS of crafting FUN!!! Most importantly HAVE FUN WITH IT AND BE CREATIVE!!!!

I look forward to seeing you all back here later tonight for the preview. 

CONTACT ME: If you ever have any questions regarding the challenges please send me a message. You can do so by using the form contact me on the left side of the page. I do respond to all messages and comments as soon as I possibly can. If you don't hear from me in 2 days please re-send and let me know you are waiting on a response

Until Then:
Be Blessed~~Kathy

A Little Food For Thought


Thursday, June 27, 2013

AND THE WINNER IS!!!!

***Good Morning all My Crafty Friends***

I know you are all anxiously awaiting the winners list from the 1st Annual 4th of July / RED WHITE and BLUE Blog Hop.

I do want to say thank you to all the Lovely Ladies who helped make this happen. And for their participation in the Blog Hop. I also want to say thank you to ALL OF YOU!!! Without you there wouldn't have been a blog hop and I appreciate all of you very much. I do hope everyone had fun and got some inspiration for your 4th of July Patriotic Crafts.

Soooo....Without further ADO

Here at Carters Crafting Corner: The lucky winner of the $15.00 Gift Card / Certificate to the online craft site of your choice is: ***AMANDA HAND***  Amanda you have 7 days to respond to this post and claim your prize. Thank you for playing along and I hope you enjoy buying craft items that suit you!!!

Here is the winner's list from the other blogs who had a giveaway:

Danita @ Danitas Designs - Angelica Chambers
Lyne @Lynns Everyday Ideas Traci Cooley
Sharondalyn @Clippings By Sharondalyn Roxanne Menz
Ellen @Card Monkeys Paper Jungle - *not yet determined*
Alicia @Golden Goddess Designs Brenda Porter
Felisa @Felisa 21 - Tara Waldrop
La-Vie @C' est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC - MMDesig9ns

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE LUCKY WINNERS!!!! Those who won have one week to claim their prize(s).

Once again, thanks for joining us for this 1st blog hop. As it was the very first one for many of us, there were a few bumps but we overcame them!!!

There will be a Scavenger Hunt coming in August. So keep your eyes and ears open for the ANNOUNCEMENT!!!! I hope you will all stick around and continue to interact with the Blog. I am going to make it one of the FUNNEST!!! Blogs around. 

Please leave a comment and let me know you stopped by today!!!! Thanks my friends and
Until we meet again****

Blessings~~ Kathy

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What's Up Next??!

So What is happening Next!!!

A great big HELLO to all my friends,  

I hope you are all having a fabulous Summer Day!!!  Things have finally settled down from the Blog Hop this past week-end and I am very happy to say it was a huge success. I would like to say thank you to La-Vie at cestla-viedesigns for co-hosting the event as well as all the help she provided. If you haven't already done so, stop by her blog and say hi. She would really appreciate it. Also, to the ladies who participated in the blog hop, a great big thank you. They all did a fabulous job and the projects were fabulous.

To those of you who have just started following, I want to welcome you to Carters Crafting Corner and thank you for following the blog . There are interesting and fun things happening around here.

And to those who were here before the blog hop, thank you for your loyalty. I know many of you are very anxious to see what is in store. And I promise everyone things are going to be hopping around here!!! 

Beginning July 1st, which is very close, you will have the opportunity to participate in two challenges. One of them will be on the Project Faith-Book page and the other will be on the face book Page at: CartersCraftingCorner. If you haven't stopped by and liked the face book page now is the time to do that. It is a requirement for the challenges. You can also expect to see some guest designer stopping by here to share their craft and wisdom. I am very excited about what is coming up!!

A LITTLE NOTE ABOUT THE FACE BOOK PAGE ~~~ If you haven't seen it or received an invite, here is the low down on the face-book page. In the news feed you will be seeing posts from Bloggers with information on their blog and what's going on. They will be there 24 hours a day. If you are looking for other blogs to also become involved with, this is where you will find it. There will be anything from a project, a tutorial, a blog hop, and so much more. And on the main page you will find a challenge that is starting on July 1st!!! I can't spill the beans yet (hehehe) but I can tell you it is going to be tons of FUN!!!! So get out your Scrapbook, Cards, Tags, ATC's, and anything else you might need, we are going to start some CHALLENGES!!!

***BLOG HOP WINNER***
Make sure you check back on Thursday June 27th to see if you won the Giveaway from the Blog Hop. It will be posted at 9:00 CDT. And Good Luck!!! Remember the lucky winner will receive a $15.00 Gift Card / Certificate to the online craft shop of your choice!!!

So if you are as excited as I am about the challenges and the new things going on make sure you leave me a comment when you stop by. Those little notes are what keep me inspired. I am always interested in what you have to say and I do answer your comments as soon as I can. Thanks for being here. I look forward to giving you ALL an UPDATE on Thursday and posting the challenges so you can start coming up with your wonderful creative projects!!!! And there will always be PRIZES to the winners!!

Until Next Time ~~~ Be Blessed,
Kathy
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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Final Day of The 1st Annual 4th of July / RED WHITE AND BLUE Blog Hop

FINAL DAY OF THE 1st Annual 4th of July Blog Hop


Good Morning To All My Friends,  Here we are on the last day of our 1st Annual Patriotic BLOG HOP. I hope you have had as much fun hopping as we have hosting this 1st Annual 4th of July Blog Hop. Please continue hopping through until 6:00 pm (CDT) tonight. I hope those of you who have stopped by are in on the GIVEAWAYS. And that it has been rewarding visiting the Fabulous Ladies who are crafting these terrific projects. There are so many awesome projects to see and bring you inspiration. Today you will be seeing yet another round of fabulous new project on the blogs. These ladies have done a fantastic job with all their creations this week-end.  This is the final day to make the rounds and leave some comments for more chances to win. 

If you are here for the first time..  Today is the last day to hop. I am really glad you stopped by today. Just follow the prompts in the posts and make your way around the other great blogs and see what fabulous projects have been created . Be sure and get in on those GIVEAWAYS!!! I saw some fabulous projects and GIVEAWAYS through out this week-end to help you get in the Patriotic Spirit. 


The 4th of July is by far one of my favorite holidays. I love spending time with family and friends cooking-out, picnicking, festivals and fireworks. What are your favorite holidays?



To qualify to win, you must:

  • Become a follower of each blog in the hop
  •  Leave a comment on each blog in the hop
  •  Like my Face Book Page: facebook.com/CartersCraftingCorne ***there is also a contest going on at the Face Book page for a set of Darts when the page reaches 50 Likes!!!
    *** For the First Annual 4th of July Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop one 
    LUCKY person is going to receive a $15.00 Gift Certificate to the Craft Store of your choice. The LUCKY WINNER will be announced here at **CartersCraftingCorner** on Thursday June 27th. The winner will have one week to claim their prize(s).

    Thanks again for stopping by and I do hope all of you had fun hopping to the various Blogs and finding some AWESOME projects on this 1st Annual 4th of July / RED WHITE AND BLUE Blog Hop. 

    THE FUTURE is looking bright: There is going to be a lot of things taking place right here at Carters Crafting Corner. I have a variety of ideas planned. There will be Challenges, Project Faith-Book, and the first Scavenger Hunt in August. Guest Crafter's will be stopping by to share their creativity and expertise on many different crafts. And there will always be some kind of fun going on my face book page.

    ***From here you can make your way to Danita's Blog by clicking HERE: http://danitasdesigns.blogspot.com***


    ***Make sure you leave a comment and Like the Face book page to be entered for the GIVEAWAY.***

    I will be back tomorrow with more news and updates. Until then have a wonderful day!!

    Blessing, Kathy

    For Your Reference - Here is the full list of the Blogs
    Kathy Gayhart Carter (You're here)

    Saturday, June 22, 2013

    WELCOME -- Day 2 of the 1st Annual 4th of July / RED WHITE AND BLUE Blog Hop

    4th Of July / RED WHITE AND BLUE BLOG HOP - DAY 2

    Good Morning Friends,  Here we are on day two of this fabulous Blog Hop. The Blog Hop continues until 6:00 pm (CDT) on Sunday the 23rd. I hope those of you who have stopped by are in on the GIVEAWAYS. Also that you are having fun hopping the different blogs, and visiting the Fabulous Ladies who are crafting these terrific projects. There are so many awesome craft projects to see and bring you inspiration. Today you will be seeing new projects on the blogs, so make the rounds and leave some comments for more chances to win. 

    If you are here for the first time.. I am so glad you stopped by. Just follow the prompts in the posts and make your way around the other great blogs and see what everyone has created today. Be sure and get in on those GIVEAWAYS!!! I saw some fabulous projects yesterday to help us get in the Patriotic Spirit. The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays by far. I love spending time with family and friends cooking-out, picnicking, festivals and fireworks. What are your favorite holidays?

    I must apologize. With everything going on I completely forgot that yesterday was the 1st day of Summer. For many of you it has been summer for weeks and for others, like us up here in the North, we are barely starting to see the start of summer. I found some really pretty summer pattern paper and can hardly wait to see what I can create for summer cards and layouts. Have you been doing any summer cards or layouts yet this year? Please feel free to share what you have been doing.

    What are you all looking forward to this summer?  Do you have any plans for vacations or stay-cations? I love stay-cations. They can be a true treasure of fun and information around your own area. I like going to towns close to home that I haven't been to and seeing all the history and eating with the locals. You can discover so much close to home that you may not have ever thought of before. I hope everyone has a great summer this year and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Capture those pictures for scrap-booking and soon for Project Faith-Book. And foremost for your own family memories

    I do have a NEW PROJECT for today. Due to circumstances beyond my control it will be posted later today. SO PLEASE make sure to stop back and take a look. I have a special little guest assisting me today!! I think you will enjoy what is coming up!

    And PLEASE remember, I LOVE your comments. You all make it so fulfilling to read all the nice things you have to say. Keep stopping by and saying hi. I want this to be one of your FAVORITE blogs to visit.


    To qualify to win, you must:

    • Become a follower of each blog in the hop
    •  Leave a comment on each blog in the hop
    •  Like my Face Book Page: facebook.com/CartersCraftingCorne ***there is also a contest going on at the FaceBook page for a set of Darts when the page reaches 50 Likes!!!
      *** For the First Annual 4th of July Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop one 
      LUCKY person is going to receive a $15.00 Gift Certificate to the Craft Store of your choice. The LUCKY WINNER will be announced here at **CartersCraftingCorner** on Thursday June 27th. The winner will have one week to claim their prize(s).

      ***Thanks again for stopping by and from here you can make your way on to Danita's Blog by clicking HERE: http://danitasdesigns.blogspot.com***

      Until tomorrow, have a fabulous day and wonderful week-end. 
      Blessings ~~ Kathy

      Friday, June 21, 2013

      1st ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY / RED WHITE AND BLUE BLOG HOP


      Good Morning!! I am so happy you could join us today. This is your first stop on the Blog Hop. We’re so glad you decided to hop with us! You’re going to meet some amazing ladies. We hope you have a great time visiting, and are inspired by, all the wonderful Patriotic creations. You have the whole week-end to make the rounds. So grab a cup of coffee, (or your beverage of choice) Relax, and enjoy your time with us!!!
      The hop begins NOW!!!! You’ll have until Sunday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm (Central Time) to hop, follow each blog and leave some nice comments for a chance to win awesome prizes. Please note: individual participants may have additional entry rules and/or chances to win.

      To qualify to win, you must:


      • Become a follower of each blog in the hop
      •  Leave a comment on each blog in the hop
      •  Like my Face Book Page: facebook.com/CartersCraftingCorne ***there is also a contest going on at the FaceBook page for a set of Darts when the page reaches 50 Likes!!!
      *** For the First Annual 4th of July Red, White, and Blue Blog Hop one 
      LUCKY person is going to receive a $15.00 Gift Certificate to the Craft Store of your choice. The LUCKY WINNER will be announced here at **CartersCraftingCorner** on Thursday June 27th. The winner will have one week to claim their prize(s).

      My project is of course a 4th of July Card: Today I am posting a rather clean and simple card.



      I started with a standard 5” x 6 ½” White Card Blank. Then I used a Piece of 8” x 8” Red Foil Paper slightly trimmed. And embossed the Dark Blue (might look black in the picture) Shimmer Paper from HOTP (Hot off the Press) with The Birthday Surprise Stars and Swirls (A2 Large) and applied 3 Dimensional Chipboard, Puffy, Glitzy Stars, and a Sentiment Sticker. I lined the back of the Sentiment with a piece of the Dark Blue Shimmer Paper so it wouldn’t attach to the embossing and show an imprint. You can kind of see the foil paper shining in the table the card is on.

      For your next stop please visit the talented Danita Kinney by 

      Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by today and visit. I hope you enjoy your time on the BLOG HOP. Please come back again. There will always be something FUN and EXCITING happening.

      Blessings** Kathy Carter (aka Tee-Tee) 



      For Your Reference - Here is the full list of the Blogs
      Kathy Gayhart Carter (You're here)

      Thursday, June 20, 2013

      1st ANNUAL 4th OF JULY RED, WHITE, AND BLUE BLOG HOP -- BEGINS NOW!!!

      updated:Thursday July 20, 2013
      On June 21st Come Hop With Us!
      4th of July Red, White and Blue Blog Hop
      Co-hosted by:
       
      Carter’s Crafting Corner and C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC



      I am SO excited to be one of the hosts for the FIRST 4th of July Blog Hop
      The hop begins on Friday, June 21st at 9:00 am. You’ll have until Sunday, June 23rd at 6:00 pm (Central Time) to hop, follow each blog and leave some nice comments for a chance to win awesome prizes. Be there or be square!! Please share this post with your crafty friends!
      I am looking forward to all the FUN!!! with all of you!!!! I can hardly wait to see you ALL there!!!

      See you ALL tomorrow morning~~~ Blessings, Kathy

      Saturday, June 15, 2013

      4th of July BLOG HOP

      BLOG HOP - June 21st - 23rd - It's OFFICIAL
      We have the BIG BLOG HOP coming up next weekend.  First of all, if you have a blog and you want to join in there are a few spots left to fill. But HURRY, time is running out. Either comment on this post or email me if you want to get in on the FUN!  It is going to be a Patriotic Blog Hop. The official theme is: 4th of July 2013 / RedWhite, and Blue. I guess that kind of says a lot about it. I am going to do a giveaway on my site and others bloggers will be doing the same on their blog too. Get Ready TO HOP make sure you read the rules, make the rounds, leave some love, and get in on them GIVEAWAYS. 

      BE back soon with more updates:

      Blessing

      Friday, June 7, 2013

      IT'S FINALLY FRIDAY

      Hi Ya'll,  I wanted to get something on here before you all thought my room attacked me and I got lost in that mess :-) Things have been quite busy around here. My granddaugter has been spending some time with her Tee-Tee, that's me!! She couldn't say grandma when she was little so I became her Tee-Tee and boy has it stuck. More people think my name is Tee-Tee instead of Kathy. She is my crafting buddy. She loves to craft with me when she is here.
      This is the cute monster fan she made (with a little help) from Tee-Tee.

      And here are the super cute summer butterflies she made earlier this week also with a little help from Tee-Tee.

      CRAFT ROOM PROGRESS
      I am still diligently working on getting things put back the way I really want them this time. Before, as I accumulated crafting stuff it was just putting stuff where I could fit it. Now it is going to be a workable area. I do have to get this done before the carpet cleaner comes on Monday. Oh yeah, that's me! I almost forgot :-) - Yep, I'm the carpet cleaner too.

      BLOG HOP - June 21st - 23rd - It's OFFICIAL
      Not to mention we have the BIG BLOG HOP coming up in a few weeks. Before I go any further I need to give a GREAT BIG SHOUT OUT: To my wonderful friend and partner, without her I wouldn't know what I was doing. La-Vie at http://cestla-viedesigns.blogspot.com/ she has been such a blessing to me. As I promised, here is a little more information about the Blog Hop. First of all, if you have a blog and you want to join in there are a few spots left to fill. Either comment on this post or email me if you want to get in on the FUN!  Let your blogging friends know too. The more the merrier, right??!!  Here is what I have going so far. It is going to be a Patriotic Blog Hop. The official theme is: 4th of July 2013, Red, White, and Blue. I guess that kind of says a lot about it. Whatever is made by the bloggers on the Hop will coincide with that theme, and they are welcome to make whatever they wish and you can see their creations on their blogs. I will be posting my project on Monday as a sneak peak. I am going to do a giveaway on my site and others are welcome to do the same on their blog too. So make sure you read the rules, make the rounds, leave some love, and get in on them giveaways.

      UPCOMING EVENTS
      Soon I will be setting up Bi-Monthly challenges. They will be based on a variety of different themes. One thing you will be hearing about soon is FAITH-BOOKING. Or actually, it will be called Project Faithbook. If you are not familiar with Faith-booking I will be talking about it in a few days.  Have any of you been involved in Faith-booking? I would love to hear your experiences, thoughts, and ideas. Also any questions or comments you might have.

      BLOGGERS WANTED
      I am going to be hosting another Giveaway through a Summer Blog Scavenger Hunt. Any bloggers who are interested in getting involved with this one let me know and I will get you the details. It will take place in August.

      FAITHFUL FRIDAY CHALLENGE
      I will also be starting a Faithful Friday Challenge after the blog hop. The first topic is going to be: What is your Faith Word for this year? If you already know then you can go ahead and start that layout for your Faith Book. Or if not then be thinking of what your Faith Word is this year. I will post some faith word ideas in a few days as well. These challenges will run for a 2 week period.

      Please let me know if you have anything you want to discuss or questions or anything.Comments are SUPER IMPORTANT to me!! That's how I get to know you!!!Have a Great Week-end Crafty Ones and I will be back tomorrow. Right now I am diving back into that craft room and making some progress!!! Leave me a comment and let me know you stopped by. Talk to me like I talk to you. I am looking forward to it.

      Be Back Soon

      Be Blessed,
      Crafty Kathy