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Saturday, March 26, 2011

"Make Up Your Own Holiday" Blog Hop - Day 2






You should have arrived here from Summer and Jennifer at The Cricut Diaries.  Wasn't that an adorable party.
If you just stumbled across the hop, and you’d like to start at the beginning, hop over to Karelj’s blog at to start at the beginning.  After my stop, you should head over to Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner to see what she has in store for you!” 

So what is "Make Up Your Own Holiday" you ask??  Well, these are the holiday's we celebrate that don't make it onto the "Day Off Work or School" Calendar.  Yeah I know, why not, right?? 

So Karelj over at "One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity" asked us to show how we celebrate one of "OUR" holiday's. 

We have a tradition in our family, that when someone gets a new job or a promotion they have to take US out to dinner.  hehe.. kinda backwards I know but that is the fun of it!  Oh and the other fun part is WE, the quests, get to pick where we want to eat.  LOL  So sometimes it can be a $$$$ dinner and sometimes it is "Take Out"  (Depends on the new job or promotion.. hehehe)

Well both of my oldest sons started new jobs recently. So one of them got to take us out for dinner, "Red Lobster" and the other is still waiting for his first paycheck so we will probably have "Take Out" with him next weekend.

Ok.. so on with the projects!!

For my Second Son I made a little "Pizza" box for him.  Inside are a few little helpful items when starting your 1st REAL 40 hour a week job.  (for him I slipped in a few bandaides and neosporine, along with a Coffee card because he is on 2nd shift. )

Very proud of BOTH my guys. 

I found a box on "Tags Bags Boxes & More" on my "G" and did some cutting and folding after I cut with my cricut using another "Cosmo Cricket -  "EARTH LOVE - REUSE" paper.  The opposite side of the veggies reminded me of bubbly cheese. (hehehe)  I think the size was perfect for a slice of Pizza.

Then I assembled using my atg, which lines up just right on the edges to fold the box.  And of course, if a mistake happens, oh I know NEVER right??, :) You can take it apart without any paper tearing.  Love that!

I also used this awesome spray a friend sent me that make the pizza look even more fun!! Oh yes, my little Pumpkin put her finger in the WET Accents.  She is such a little 'helper' :)  But Bran will love it even more with her addition.

And TA DA....

Cute huh??!!!  Hope he likes it.  I am sure he will .. he likes getting mom's creations... even when they are mistakes. :)

This has been so much fun hopping this weekend.  Hope everyone enjoyed the creations, the holiday's and the inspiration along this "Blog Hop" Trail.


Karelj is offering an over-all blog candy for those who are hopping along with us. She thought it would be fun to have some holiday-themed candy for this hop--but, of course, made-up holiday items were hard to come by!

She decided to do a whole bunch of *regular* holiday themed stamps for you to enjoy.

From Fiskars, there is an assorted holiday set; there's an alphabet from All Night Media, a set of 100 plus clear stamps and a storage case from Family Memories, and 5 sets of clear stamps from various dollar bins in big box stores.

How to win them?

Follow along the blog trail, leaving a comment on each and every blog.
On Monday, Karelj will ask her  buddy Randy ( to select a blog number (from the list), a day (Saturday is one, Sunday is two), and a comment number from that blog. Please make sure you have left a reliable way to contact you (email is best, in the safe format of **** at **** dot com ) so you can be notified by her personally. If you don't, she’ll have to select another winner.

And for my personal Blog Candy, I will be selecting 7 winners.  As I feel 7 is a lucky number!!

These are the items I will be giving away. (will add pictures of goodies later)

1.  6 x 6 Pad of MME "Hattie"

2.  6 x 6 Pad of Bo Bunny

3. 6 x 6 Pad of MME "Gertie"

4. 6 x 6 Pad of MME "Mabel"

5. 6 x 6 Pad of CratePaper "Portrait"

6. 6 x 6 Pad of Bo Bunny

7. 6 x 6 Pad of MME "Hazel"

Small but it is the fun of getting something in the mail, right??  So please leave a way for me to contact you.  I will also be using Randy (random.ord) to select the winners on Monday the 28th.

OH.. how to win my blog candy... simply leave a comment on the "Dinners On You" Posts.  You don't have to be a follower, but I would sure love to have you as a Friend.

So onto the next awesome project at Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner .  Your going to love what she has in store for you!!  Happy Hopping!!!

1. Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity at
2. Janice at Cricut Confessions at
3. Summer and Jennifer at The Cricut Diaries at
4. Denine at Pumpkin Spice at (YOU ARE HERE !!)
5. Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner at
6. Mistyrose at Sweet Magnolia Rose at
7. Ellen at Card Monkey at
8. Rachel at Suburban Crafter
9. Monica at Scraps 2 Treasure at
10. Jen at Young’s Scrapping at
11. Becka at Creations With Becka at
12. Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! at
13. Michelle at Peanut Butter and jelly Designs at
14. Celeste at Touched By A Butterfly at
15. Leah at Leah’s Card Designs at
16. Calie at Calie’s Creative Corner at
17. Audrey at It’s A Beautiful Life at
18. Bonnie at A Scrap Above at
19. Diane at Crafting This Moment at
20. Nicolette at Beyond Scrapping at
21. Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping at
22. Kathryn at Creations With Kathryn at
23. Yolie at Just Yolie, Just Create at
24. Patti at Short ‘N Scrappy at
25. Krista Orr at Scrapaleupagus at
26. Kay Craig at 100 Things at
27. Jane Hollon at Sneezy’s Ramblings at
28. Jennifer Anderson at Scrappin’ Lil’ Turtle at

In addition to all this wonderful Blog Candy
Saturday and Sunday ONLY
in honor of "Make Your Own Holiday" Blog Hop
10% off your total order at
Use the code: MyHoliday


Cherylwinget said...

Such fun projects! TFS
Username (no space) at aol dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the pizza box. I love the fact I can pull apart with my ATG.

doverdi said...

I love your holiday idea. Your "pizza" shaped box is just too cute as is your card. I am sure that both your working boys are going to love these wonderful creations. It's been fun thinking up a holiday & creating a project to go along with it. TFS!

Misty said...

Adore the pizza box! Great idea!

Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Dbjb1519 said...

I love the family tradition that the person with the new job or promotion takes the family out. I love your pizza it looks wonderful, great job. Thanks for sharing and great giveaways.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Leah Pagliaroli said...

I love your idea with the box... so the card too.


Mandy said...

Very cute! That pizza box is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Babe said...

What a great idea. The pizza box is so cute. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.


Cdm317 said...

I love today's project. The paper you are giving away is wonderful! It's been so much fun hopping with you!
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Xxsquigglesxx said...

I love that your tradition. It's so original! Your project is super cute too!


Anne said...

Hi, Denine! I love the thought of the honoree paying for dinner for all of his or her well-wishers! That's an awesome tradition to have! I wish I could find a new job. I'd be more than happy to take my family to dinner to celebrate. I have been unemployed for 7 months now and it's really hurting my crafting budget! LOL Thanks for sharing and for offering a chance to win some beautiful new paper.

Anne (
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

Iluvkatie74 said...

Super cute pizza box. i love it!

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Lillianchild said...

What a fun "holiday" idea! Great idea on the pizza box!

Marcy Serrano said...

I loved the Pizza box. Thanks for sharing.

Marcy S.

Mitz_zee said...

..its just ** cute-tagious ** mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Doris Parker said...

that looks yummy! love the 6x6 pads!! became follower, etc.. will be fun to dig in and get more inspired...

Anna D said...

Very cute!!! Great job.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

KatieO said...

Love the mushrooms, Makes me hungry,

Michelle said...

Oh wow I really like this.... My family just loves Pizza so this is just perfect for us... TFS.... and, your just so sweet to be giving away such great blog candy.... I've got my fingers crossed!!!!

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

Summer said...

Such a great project, love that you filled it with lots of good stuff! Thanks for sharing, thanks for the chance to win some cool blog candy and thanks for hoping with us!

Sherry Brown said...

Love your idea for a holiday. Cute family tradition. Your project is great, love that pizza box with the mushrooms on it. Super cute!

Smiles Sher

Jamie said...

What a fun holiday! I LOVE the pizza box. (the finger print in the accents makes it more fun!) That paper really is perfect for it. I'm sure your son will love it all.

thanks again for the amazing blog candy!


kastenc said...

Such a fantastic way to celebrate new jobs! Love this idea...
and your projects are terrific!

I'd like to be a friend and follower...

kastenc at sbcglobal dot net

Bonnie said...

Hi Denine

This is such an amazing Holiday! I know your boys will enjoy it, how cool for them to "treat" mom now that they are working.
I am a new follower of your blog, cant wait to see more projects!
TFS and a chance to win
ascrapabove at aol dot com

Kathy said...

Great projects, and a fantastic way to celebrate.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Stampinlara said...

The projects are so cute, what a great idea! thanks for sharing. stampinlara at yahoo dot com

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