God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen.
--Reinhold Niebuhr
"Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But, if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything."
---Muhammad Ali

"We are driven to create at this deep wordless level of the soul because we are all fashioned in the image of a God who is an Artist." - Michael Card, Scribbling in the Sand.

Friday, March 25, 2011

WELCOME TO THE Make Up Your Own Holiday Blog Hop

 You should have arrived here from Kay Craig at 100 Things at http://kopperhead100.blogspot.com  If not check the list below to see where you got off track.

My Make up Holiday is Spoil your Pet Day, I've made up a check book cover for your enjoyment and I will be giving it away to one of my lucky posters.

The cover itself is clear and these are slipped into it.  Unfortunately, I couldn't get good pictures while it was in the cover.  I will have someone from work draw the name out of the hat on Tuesday and get this in the mail on Wednesday.

Oh and before I forget:
“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 (random.org) 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.”

Your next stop and the last stop is:
 Jennifer Anderson at Scrappin’ Lil’ Turtle at http://www.creativearmywife.blogspot.com
 If you got lost or want to start at the beginning here is the entire list:  
1.       Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity  at http://www.kareljcreations.com
2.       Janice at Cricut Confessions at  http://www.cricutconfessions.com/
3.       Summer and Jennifer at The Cricut Diaries  at  http://www.cricutdiaries.com/
4.       Denine at Pumpkin and Spice at   http://pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com/
5.       Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner at http://www.scrappycol.blogspot.com
6.       Mistyrose at Sweet Magnolia Rose at http://sweetmagnoliarose.blogspot.com
7.       Ellen at Card Monkey at www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
8.       Rachel at Suburban Crafter http://www.rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/
9.       Monica at Scraps 2 Treasure at http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/
10.   Jen at Young’s Scrapping at www.youngsscrapping.blogspot.com
11.   Becka  at Creations With Becka at www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
12.   Jamie at Glitter, Paper, Stamps, Oh My! at http://www.jamieisacraftymomma.blogspot.com/
13.   Michelle at Peanut Butter and jelly Designs at http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com
14.   Celeste at Touched By A Butterfly at  http://touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com/
15.   Leah at Leah’s Card Designs at http://leahscarddesigns.blogspot.com
16.   Calie at Calie’s Creative Corner at www.Caliescreativecorner.blogspot.com
17.   Audrey at It’s A Beautiful Life at www.audreyscardsbydesign.blogspot.com
18.   Bonnie at A Scrap Above at http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
19.   Diane at Crafting This Moment at http://www.craftingthismoment.blogspot.com
20.   Nicolette at Beyond Scrapping at www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
21.   Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping at http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com
22.   Kathryn at Creations With Kathryn at http://www.creationswithkathryn.com/
23.   Yolie at Just Yolie, Just Create at http://justyolie.com
24.   Patti at Short ‘N Scrappy at http://www.shortnscrappy.com/
25.   Krista Orr at Scrapaleupagus at http://www.scrapaleupagus.blogspot.com/
26.   Kay Craig at 100 Things at http://kopperhead100.blogspot.com
27.   Jane Hollon at Sneezy’s Ramblings at http://sneezy1956.blogspot.com   YOU ARE HERE!!!
28.  Jennifer Anderson at Scrappin’ Lil’ Turtle at http://www.creativearmywife.blogspot.com
God Bless,


BunnyFreak said...

My pets ask why it is only for a day.

TheScrapbookgirl at CricutConfessions said...

Wonderful as always!


JustYolie said...

Very cute!!!

Kopperhead said...

What a sweet thought for a holiday; and a very cute checkbook cover.
kopperhead at cox dot net

Celeste said...

soooo cute

Melissa said...

Great job!


Sweet Magnolia Rose said...

What a great card!!! I love these stamps

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

Awww, I'm sad that my holiday hop is over ... but immensely enjoyed all the talented ladies who participated.

As for Spoil Your Pet day, my two Bichons think that's EVERY DAY, much like children wonder why, if there's a Mother's Day and a Father's Day, how come there's no "Child's Day"?

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

P.S. STOP BY MY BLOG this weekend for opportunity to win three different lots of BLOG CANDY. Top three posts detail it.

Lillian Child said...

I am a HUGE animal lover. Great idea!

Jazmin said...



Sweetpea said...

oooh i like this can you teach me how to use my copics before i sell them ahaha - Monica scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

PresentStorm said...

I LOVE this... how cool and creative to scrap some check book covers. I love the Tilda on the couch with the two doggies. The coloring and shading on that couch is awesome. Great job!

Gina Thornton said...

I love your checkbook covers! How original! Thanks for sharing your creations with us!
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Tambo said...

I think in my house it is pet day everyday. They demand it. LOL Great job on this. It is simply adorable.
gavinsmimi AT gmail DOT com

Cricut Design Chicks SWARM said...

cool checkbook cover!! creativity is within your imagination....

Dorene said...

Very nice. Our pets are like family, we need to honor them.
Nice job.
jayco@pacbell dot net

Leah said...

Oh cute!!! I don't know if I want to spoil all my pets...we have fish and they have a decked out tank they're in...and well the hermit crabs they have a functional tank so I don't know how you'd spoil them LOL


mitch1066 said...

thats every day in our house lol.With a dog and three cats they are spoiled rotten :)


Karen S. said...

Very cute!

mitz said...

...my fur kids always want a treat.. now there is a reason they can ask for one.. lol fun-tastic idea

cdm317 said...

so cute!

iluvkatie74 said...

That is adorable. i wish I carried a checkbook..:)

Michelle said...

Jane this is so cute and I love the day you chose. I say everyday is pet day!!!!

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

doverdi said...

Great holiday idea & project. I’ve really enjoyed creating a holiday for this hop & a project to go along with it. TFS!

Kristin said...

Very cute project! Looks awesome! I never would have thought to make my own checkbook cover!

ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Karelj said...

What a fun project--and I need a check book with a big balance any time I go to the pet store (or the vet, for that matter!), so this is purrr-fect! Thanks for hopping with me--you're among the best! Karelj

Lisa said...

Very cute!! TFS

Lisa R said...

Great holiday, my pet is really spoiled! great checkbook cover! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I think spoil your pet day is everyday. Love your checkbook cover the stamped image is adorable.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

scrapperbecka said...

Very cute

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

silvia said...

Cute card!!

Misty said...

I like the idea, 1st time I ever saw that.

Hummer Hugs,
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Tamara said...

Very cute! TFS!
sweetheartcopper at msn dot com

marg0006 said...

Day 1 for me of the blog hop. Very cute card.

Marcy S. said...

I loved your idea and your creations. I am a new follower and I am also from Ohio (NE). Thanks for sharing.

Marcy S.
m.serrano at live dot com

Anniebee said...

Awwww.... if this was real, every day would be a holiday at my house! I have two rescued greyhounds and 3 rescued cats, all male, and they all think they rule the roost! They are spoiled, without a doubt. Cute checkbook cover! I never thought of doing something like that. TFS!

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

Summer said...

I too have a spoiled pet! TFS

Michelle said...

I was just making my way around the hop again incase anyone posted something new today.... I didn't want to miss any of you ladies crafty goodness.

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com


katieo said...

Every day is a holiday for my pets. My kids are too cool to be cuddled. great idea
katieoscreations at gmail dot com

Gramjak said...

Such a wonderful holiday and precious checkbook cover. Really clever!

Many thanks!

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

very nice, thanks for sharing.

dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Anna said...

Every pet need their own holiday. Just awesome.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

A Scrap Above said...

Hey Jane

This is so cute! I love this holiday!
ascrapabove at aol dot com

stampinlara said...

very cute! I love the idea of pet day!! love my furry friends. thanks for sharing.
stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Colleen Holmes said...

Jane what a brilliant idea to make!!! Your Tilda as always is colored perfectly! Love the colors you chose! Hugzzzz

Brenda said...

Jane, i love your check book!! I hope you are feeling all right, I came by to check on you. :)
hugs, Bren

Roxann said...

Hey Jane! Just stopped in to leave you some love! Miss you!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Hi Jane. I was just stopping in to say hi!!