Saturday, July 23, 2011

Christmas In July Blog Candy Winners!

Thank you for visiting Rock Girl Custom Design and blog hopping with me during Christmas In July!  I had a really great time making and sharing my creations with you all!  

I hope you all were able to visit the other fabulous blogs on this hop too and got some awesomely creative ideas for some homemade Christmas creations for 2011!


As promised, 4 lucky winners would be randomly selected for the the red and white twine!
If your name was selected, I will be notifying you shortly via email, if you see your name and have received an email, please contact me!

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
33 7 66 36 
Timestamp: 2011-07-24 02:53:37 UTC

Winner Number 33
tluiz has left a new comment on your post "Christmas In July Day 1":
new follower. Love all the cards. TFS

Winner # 7 
Scrappin Melissa has left a new comment on your post "Christmas In July Day 1":
Great gift idea! Love how you showed such a variety! The first crafty gift item that comes to mind is the floral wreaths I made years ago.

Winner # 66
Vicki has left a new comment on your post "Christmas In July Day 3 Checkbook Cover":
THree really great ideas!! I am going to try my hand at the calendar cover for sure!

Winner # 36
 joydee1963 has left a new comment on your post "Christmas In July Day 2":
I am a new follower,great project

Thanks for everyone that became a new follower of my blog or Facebook Page.  
I would love to hear your comments, Hi's, how are you's. or come check out my blog postings!
So please do not be shy and leave a post of FB or on my blog today!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Thankful Thusday Design Team! Family Movie Inspiration

Hi Everybody!  Happy Thankful Thursday!

Welcome to Thankful Thursday!  The challenge this week was to create a project that is your family's favorite movie. Well, my family is all adults and frankly I was not even sure what to create for this project.  The real problem is that I no longer have little ones.  My family movies are not necessarily "family friendly" themed.  Every time I thought of a movie that my family watches and gathers together to enjoy, I just kept coming up with movies like GodFather or Goodfellas.  EEEKS! So I put my thinking cap on that I remember that I used to say this quote to my son when he was younger and I would tickle his feet or shoulders.  Cory would laugh so much and thinking about this cherished moment..it was obvious what my project would be.   After all the laughing and giggling my little smartie pants, Cory James,  would remind me that boys are not "pretty" and nor do we have a dog and we would continue to giggle.  As a mother, you can not agrue with that kind of logic!



Here is my project:
My project is inspired by the wonderful family movie "Wizard of Oz" The paper pattern was courtesy of Little Scraps of Heaven Designs from their collection called "Land of Oz"
I printed the quote and placed in a black frame.  I added the floral embellishment as well, I used lime green, ruby red with glitter (inspired by Dorthy's shoes of course!, and yellow (yellow brick road)  I added the last piece...a emerald rhinestone center!









Blog Candy to win!
We always have an awesome prize this month, it's currently the prize is a Post-it prize pack)!!  Don't forget to head over to Crazy About Cricut (http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/), and enter your family project!

Please take a moment to visit the other great artists on the Thankful Thursday Design Team too!






Tanya

Bobbi     YOU ARE HERE!

Angie

Paula 


Brynn

Lola

Heather (but I go by Ruby on my blog, it's explained there)

Leah

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas In July Day 3 Checkbook Cover



Thank you for joining me to help me celebrate 
Christmas in July! 
Our Hostee for this blog, Lisa Peters loves all things about Christmas and starts planning Christmas as soon as the Christmas tree comes down.  I am so happy to participate in this blog hop so I can share some of my hand made gift ideas with you too!

I do have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and my facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages​/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060​ 268842.  Please let me know if you don't do facebook and I won't count that against you for the grand prize.  Now for the grand prize, I bet you are wondering what it could be.   It will be a big grab bag full of scrapbooking supplies related to Christmas.
Have fun and enjoy all the wonderful projects created by some wonderful talented friends.

If you have started on this blog you’re on the right track. If not, and just found this hop, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

This hop runs from July 15-17th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!   Please come back tomorrow to see what new projects we have created.  After all it's Christmas in July and who doesn't like Christmas?  Or some cute gift and card ideas?



Christmas In July  Blog Line Up
Lisa-  http://handmadewithlove-lisa.​blogspot.com/
Shawnee-  http://quiverofangels.blogspo​t.com/   
Rachelle-  http://creationsbyrachelle.bl​ogspot.com/ 
Shannon-  http://www.purplelionpaper.co​m/blog
Emily-  http://www.createserendipity.​net/
Deborah-  http://www.scrappingmamma.net​/
Tricia-  http://lshdesigns.blogspot.co​m/
Janet-   http://www.createatdreamscra​pbooks.blogspot.com/
Theresa-  http://www.thescrapbookingque​en.com
Mickie-  http://www.littlescrapcorner.​blogspot.com
Jennifer-  http://www.craftycardgallery.​blogspot.com
Elsa-  http://justafewdesigns.blogsp​ot.com/
Carla-  http://racincrafts.blogspot.c​om/
Bobbi-  http://rockgirlcustomdesigns.​blogspot.com/   YOU ARE HERE!!!!
Ashley-  http://www.theglamoroussideof​scrapping.blogspot.com/ NEXT STOP IS HERE!!!
Aprilit 

Now my projects:

Project #1
Here is a little gift card holder.  The  holder is red cardstock measured 3x the width of the gift card.  I just punched a circle to create a snowman face, 2 mini flower punches (purchased in the dollar bin at Michael's), cut a square and brim from black card stock to create the snowman's hat.  I used a stamp set from Stampin Up...I have no idea if they even carry it anymore, but it is set of all snowman pieces so you can custom design your own snowman face.  I believe that there are several other companies that have ones like I used...I think Peachy Keen makes them also, but I could be wrong.


I used embossing podwer for the Christmas saying and white ink for the snowflakes.  I love how the white pops off the red cardstock.


Inside Card:

You are going to fold your paper in half to create the center flap.  Use a punch shape to create the hiddie hole for the gift card to stick out of.  A large circle or scallop punch will also work nicely.

Next hold both side up to the middle....now you just created a tri-fold in the middle.  I slide the gift card in and use double stick tape to enclose the gift card.
Again, I embossed the Christmas saying and added more whire snowflakes inside the card.

Project #2
 I don't know about you, but I carry a checkbook for just in case of emergencies.  I lack getting all my stuff to on-line paying.  I love creating these covers every year.  They are simple to create and I customize them for my receivers.  Favorite covers, sports, hobbies, themes, collections...whatever they are into.  I love to add a little of "me" with funny, snarkie, or whimiscal quotes.    

Let just say this...they are simple to create and CHEAP!!!  I usually go over to Michael's, Dollar Tree, or the Dollar General....hello they are only a $1.00 and if you are lucky 2/$1.00!  They are the yearly pocket calendars!  It really doesn't matter what is on the covers, I just grap about 20 of these!   Easy and breezy!

Just remove the cover and create your own!  I tend to leave the yearly calendar in there as well just so they have that too!

I used a stamp and water colored the image.  I used this image because I adore the "Old Hollywood" glamor.   I used green as the highlighted color since this is for Christmas In July!  The  background paper comes from the DCWV Lemon Flower Stack.  I added some matching green rhinestones for some bling to match the sparkle of the silver glitter paper.

So get busy Rockin' YOur Craft!   I can not tell you that co-workers, friends, and family will love this little home made goodie creation!
Now scroll all the way down for some Rock Girl Blog Candy!


Rock Girl Blog Candy

Let me know what fabulous hand made item you created in the past as gifts. Psst...leave your email address so I can get back to you too!
I do not require you, but if you like become a Rock Girl Blog Follower and join me on Facebook!
I will collect all the names and randomly select 4 winners!  The blog candy is red and white twine!  Think of all the cute Christmas peppermint twists and bows you can create!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Christmas In July Day 2


Thank you for joining me to help me celebrate 
Christmas in July! 
Our Hostee for this blog, Lisa Peters loves all things about Christmas and starts planning Christmas as soon as the Christmas tree comes down.  I am so happy to participate in this blog hop so I can share some of my hand made gift ideas with you too!

I do have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and my facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages​/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060​ 268842.  Please let me know if you don't do facebook and I won't count that against you for the grand prize.  Now for the grand prize, I bet you are wondering what it could be.   It will be a big grab bag full of scrapbooking supplies related to Christmas.
Have fun and enjoy all the wonderful projects created by some wonderful talented friends.

If you have started on this blog you’re on the right track. If not, and just found this hop, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

This hop runs from July 15-17th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!   Please come back tomorrow to see what new projects we have created.  After all it's Christmas in July and who doesn't like Christmas?  Or some cute gift and card ideas?



Christmas In July  Blog Line Up
Lisa-  http://handmadewithlove-lisa.​blogspot.com/
Shawnee-  http://quiverofangels.blogspo​t.com/   
Rachelle-  http://creationsbyrachelle.bl​ogspot.com/ 
Shannon-  http://www.purplelionpaper.co​m/blog
Emily-  http://www.createserendipity.​net/
Deborah-  http://www.scrappingmamma.net​/
Tricia-  http://lshdesigns.blogspot.co​m/
Janet-   http://www.createatdreamscra​pbooks.blogspot.com/
Theresa-  http://www.thescrapbookingque​en.com
Mickie-  http://www.littlescrapcorner.​blogspot.com
Jennifer-  http://www.craftycardgallery.​blogspot.com
Elsa-  http://justafewdesigns.blogsp​ot.com/
Carla-  http://racincrafts.blogspot.c​om/
Bobbi-  http://rockgirlcustomdesigns.​blogspot.com/   YOU ARE HERE!!!!
Ashley-  http://www.theglamoroussideof​scrapping.blogspot.com/ NEXT STOP IS HERE!!!
April-   http://www.curlsandgrins.blo​gspot.com/
Georgiana-  http://www.carsonscricutcreat​ions.blogspot.com/

Now for my project:  

 Stocking Stuffers!   Here is a Chrstmas Themed Tic Tac Toe game I made.  I used a square coaster and glued my scrapbook paper to the front, I used a corner trimmer to create the curved edges.

Next, I used thin red and white gingham ribbon to create the tic tac toe playing squares.
Used 2 different Christmas themed stamps for the peices.  I created 5 red and 5 green.  I used a 1 inch circle and a 1.25 circle for the design.

The matching bag topper was simply a piece of red cardstock folded over a baggie.  (hint: make sure to staple the bag so the flats of the staples are on the outside and the hook part is inside.  I used a little double stick tape for the front.

The Santa hats are triangles and oval punches.  You could also use 3 D pufft paint, fluff or glue with glitter to create a different look.  

So if you have a little ones in your life...this might be a cute idea to make for them or for a kid's party.....    Now scroll all the way down for some Rock Girl Blog Candy!


Rock Girl Blog Candy

Let me know what fabulous hand made item you created in the past as gifts. Psst...leave your email address so I can get back to you too!
I do not require you, but if you like become a Rock Girl Blog Follower and join me on Facebook!
I will collect all the names and randomly select 4 winners!  The blog candy is red and white twine!  Think of all the cute Christmas peppermint twists and bows you can create!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Christmas In July Day 1


Thank you for joining me to help me celebrate 
Christmas in July! 
Our Hostee for this blog, Lisa Peters loves all things about Christmas and starts planning Christmas as soon as the Christmas tree comes down.  I am so happy to participate in this blog hop so I can share some of my hand made gift ideas with you too!

I do have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to be eligible for the "Grand Prize" you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment for each day of the blog hop and also become a follower at "Scrapping With Lisa" and my facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages​/Scrapping-with-Lisa/130882060​ 268842.  Please let me know if you don't do facebook and I won't count that against you for the grand prize.  Now for the grand prize, I bet you are wondering what it could be.   It will be a big grab bag full of scrapbooking supplies related to Christmas.
Have fun and enjoy all the wonderful projects created by some wonderful talented friends.

If you have started on this blog you’re on the right track. If not, and just found this hop, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

This hop runs from July 15-17th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!   Please come back tomorrow to see what new projects we have created.  After all it's Christmas in July and who doesn't like Christmas?  Or some cute gift and card ideas?



Christmas In July  Blog Line Up
Lisa-  http://handmadewithlove-lisa.​blogspot.com/
Shawnee-  http://quiverofangels.blogspo​t.com/   
Rachelle-  http://creationsbyrachelle.bl​ogspot.com/ 
Shannon-  http://www.purplelionpaper.co​m/blog
Emily-  http://www.createserendipity.​net/
Deborah-  http://www.scrappingmamma.net​/
Tricia-  http://lshdesigns.blogspot.co​m/
Janet-   http://www.createatdreamscra​pbooks.blogspot.com/
Theresa-  http://www.thescrapbookingque​en.com
Mickie-  http://www.littlescrapcorner.​blogspot.com
Jennifer-  http://www.craftycardgallery.​blogspot.com
Elsa-  http://justafewdesigns.blogsp​ot.com/
Carla-  http://racincrafts.blogspot.c​om/
Bobbi-  http://rockgirlcustomdesigns.​blogspot.com/   YOU ARE HERE!!!!
Ashley-  http://www.theglamoroussideof​scrapping.blogspot.com/ NEXT STOP IS HERE!!!
April-   http://www.curlsandgrins.blo​gspot.com/
Georgiana-  http://www.carsonscricutcreat​ions.blogspot.com/

Now for my project:  I created 6 X4 custom notecard holders.  Each holder has 4 different cards and matching envelops.   I don't know about you, but email and Facebook just do not send the same message as a card sent in the mail.  I love getting mail from friends and family...I see them in the stack of bills and they are ALWAYS the fist thing I open!   Towards the bottom of the page you will see a mock up on how I created the pocket holder.  If you need more directions, just let me know!  I have included several design ideas for card designs as well!  Now scroll all the way down for some Rock Girl Blog Candy!













Rock Girl Blog Candy

Let me know what fabulous hand made item you created in the past as gifts. Psst...leave your email address so I can get back to you too!
I do not require you, but if you like become a Rock Girl Blog Follower and join me on Facebook!
I will collect all the names and randomly select 4 winners!  The blog candy is red and white twine!  Think of all the cute Christmas peppermint twists and bows you can create!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blog Award for Rock Girl Custom Designs!



Thank Carla at Carla's Cards for the "Stinkin' Cute Blog Award"!  I will be very proud to pass it on to some really creative artists too!

I love seeing what other people create and share with me on a daily basis.  I feel so blessed to be part of this community and lucky to be able to draw inspiration from so many!

I will be posting/updating my 5 award recipients this weekend!:

To accept each award, link back to the person who gave you the award, write a few things about yourself  and pass on the award to at least 5 bloggers.

Thank you so much bloggers!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Just A Note Card Rock Girl Style!



Here is  a "Just a Note" card I created.  I created a series of these cards for my college bound son last year.  Since my family sends lots of stuff in the mail and I wanted to make sure he didn't forget to send off "Thank You" cards.  This card set served Cory well in college and as a Mom pretty proud that he remembered his manners and appreciated all the little stuff sent to him during the year.

Since Cory is my Rocker, I knew he would love these cards too....and indeed he did!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

All American Blog Candy of the Red and White Twine...and the winners are.....



I hope you all enjoyed your Fourth of July weekend.  I hope you took lots of pictures of your family and friends and enjoyed the awesome weather!
 
Secondly, I need to thank each and everyone of you for leaving me comments on my All American Blog Post.  I am so humbled, surprised and still in awe of the 57 comments I received!  I have never had that many comments left on any one blog post so I decided to share my excitement by give away 5 red and white twine sets instead of 2!


So here are the winners, I used the random number generator from the 57 comments left....
If you are listed, please contact me at hickman_b@sbcglobal.net.  I will need your name and address so I can send your blog candy.  Again, thanks for sharing your family plans and memories with me!  You all really Rocked my World! 

Random numbers

Each value was randomly selected, with an equal chance
of choosing any integer between 1 and 57.
Row #     A   
1     25
2     36
3     2
4     11
5     3


#2 Janet- Love your card certainly bringd back found memories. Awesome windsock idea I may just have to try this, Am now a follower, will be back to look over the rest of your blog.TFS
Big Blog Hugs

#3 Brenda-love the red bike card! think I use to have a bike like that back n the day! :-) the rockets are cute too! have a safe 4th weekend!

#36Tina-Love the firecracker wind sock!! Very cute and creative!

# 11 Darlene Very cute! love the windsock idea!

#25JustYolie-Love both projects! Great work!

Thankful Thursday Red White And Blue

Hi Everybody!  Happy Thankful Thursday!

Welcome to Thankful Thursday!  The challenge this week was to create something red, white and blue.  Since I already posted all my Fourth of July creations, I decided to go FLORAL and create a scrapbook layout  with red, white and blue!





Blog Candy to win!
We always have an awesome prize this month, it's currently the prize is a Post-it prize pack)!!  Don't forget to head over to Crazy About Cricut (http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com/), and enter your family project!

Please take a moment to visit the other great artists on the Thankful Thursday Design Team too!






Tanya

Bobbi     YOU ARE HERE!

Angie

Paula 


Brynn

Lola

Heather (but I go by Ruby on my blog, it's explained there)

Leah

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fourth of July Inspiration

Hi y'all!

I hope that the weekend has treated you all well!  Yesterday I spent the morning creating, scanning, and posting blog updates.  I also was able to complete my first sewing project...a summer dress.  No worries, I will posting a picture of my dress in a few days!  In the afternoon I spent some quality time with my friend, Christine and her husband, Tim enjoying a backyard BBQ!  It was yummy!

I wanted to post some last minute Fourth of July inspiration....meaning some cards and layouts.  If you are interested in how I created any thing, please feel free to leave a comment and I will post instructions!

I would like to thank all the men and women how sacrifice for my freedom and thank you to all the families that also make the sacrifice having their love ones away.  My heart is filled with joy and happiness that I know of people so willing to make such sacrifices for the better of our country and fight for the Good Ole' USA.

FireWorks "Squash Book"  


Rd, White and Blue Stars Card

6 X 6 Mini Layout

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Yankee Doodle Dandy July CD Calendar Insert

Happy Fourth of July to everyone!  I hope everyone is getting to enjoy nice weather and celebrating with family and friends this holiday weekend!

If you don't know yet, but I love calendars!  I love them and love to create them.  Last year I created CD calendar for 2010 for all my family for Christmas gifts.  Although, it is from 2010, I still think it is something to share even a year later.  My hopes is it may lead you to some inspiration to create your own CD calendars, layout, or card ideas.

Enjoy!