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Welcome to our Blog! This is going to be so much fun! This blog is not limited to just one type of craft. While our favorite is scrapbooking (layouts and cards), we venture into altering items, painting, decopage art, and much much more. We're always up for trying something new and for making our mark on the world. Hope you enjoy our projects and are able to draw lots of inspiration and make your own mark!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Welcome to the Blog Hop

Welcome to the Martin Luther King Blog Hop!  We are so glad you stopped by!  Hope you enjoy yourself and please be sure to leave comments...how else are we to know you like or don't like us :)

If this is your first stop along the blog, I would like for you to take a moment and hop over to Karelj's blog (which is #1 below) and check out our hostess.  She has really outdone herself!

Now, on to awesome inspiration!

This is a dream journal. This is my take on Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech. In that speech, he lays out a powerful vision of a future where hate has been put aside in favor of brotherhood. The book itself is just a premade full size journal I got from Barnes and Noble. I added the glitter details to the leaves as well as the word “Dream” along the bottom. Then some ribbon to finish it off. I realize that its a very pink, girly journal that I plan on giving to my kids, but then again I'm a pink, girly kinda person. I wanted it to reflect me even though its meant for them. On the inside covers I collaged pictures of me and my husband going back to when we first met to present day. I outlined some of the photos with ribbon that quotes 1 Corinthians 13. This was the passage that we recited at our wedding. I purposely didn't doing any fancy scrapping on this. It looks very rough and handmade. I wanted to see JUST the important stuff and not get caught up in any details. The pictures of us and the verses that we bound ourselves together with. With this journal, I am going to tell the story of us and our dreams. I would like to someday pass this down to our children. They will have a collected story of our trials and smiles, our almost desperate prayers to have children, and our unfailing love for God and each other.


The Grand Prize Blog Candy is the Dreams Come True Cartridge,  donated by an anonymous donor!!  In order to be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on each and every stop on the hop, along with a way to contact you.  Karelj will choose a winner by random.org on the 18th and announce it on her blog, as well as contacting the winner personally
More to come tomorrow by the other owner of this blog so please remember to come back!  Also, we will be posting some amazing blog candy later this afternoon.  To get in the drawing, simply add yourself as a follower, comment on this post, and vote on the pole to the left!  We will randomly pick someone on Tuesday morning and will contact you to get you your stuffs. 

1. Karelj at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com
2.  Nicolette at Beyond Scrapping  www.beyondscrapin.blogspot.com
3. Christel at Scrappin' Sista http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
4. Celeste at Touched By a Butterfly www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com
5. Rachel Henahan  at Suburban Crafter  http://www.rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/
6. Stephenie at SS Crafter     http://www.sscrafter.blogspot.com/
7.  Col at Col's Creative Corner at www.scrappycol.blogspot.com
8. Jessica at  Overjoyed Scrapper  www.overjoyedscrapper.blogspot.com
9. Krista and Kori at 2 Crafty Chicks  http://2craftychics.blogspot.com/  YOU ARE HERE!
10.  Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping   http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com/
11. Monique at Unique Monique at http://uniquemonique01.blogspot.com
12. Kathryn at Creations with Kathryn at  http://wamfamily.blogspot.com/


  1. This is such a wonderful journal--and a super way to show your children the hopes and dreams of their parents. The pink and Bible verses espress who you are, and they will recognize you in the book and cherish it...kind of the way I cherish you! Thanks for hopping with me, friends! Karelj

  2. Great project! Very beautifull.
    Can almost feel your dreams and prayers.
    Hope you get all you dream with.

    postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

  3. I love pink, love trees, and love ribbon, so can't help but like that book. It's great.

  4. What a pretty journal & I love the idea behind it. I'm a follower now & also voted.

  5. Absolutely beautiful book I love it....

  6. 2 cute I love the color

  7. I love the journal. I really love your inspiration to leave something for your children so that they can see where you started and appreciate where you end up. How following your dreams got you to where you are at.

  8. That is gorgeous. Love the journal.
    yorkielov at gmail dot com

  9. Very pretty journal. Lovely way to leave your story for your children.

    vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

  10. very nice and such a great thing to do for your kids

  11. This book totally brings hope to mind. Beautiful.

    spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

  12. I really like this journal and the thoughts behind it. What a treasure to give to your children!!!

    paperbutterflies AT sbcglobal DOT net

  13. What a lovely journal and inspiring way to leave your story for your children to share with their children! *Hugs*

  14. Love this project, so nice to pass down, TFS

  15. This is a beautiful, dreamy project. I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  16. Thanks for all the wonderful comments everyone. I am very happy with how this journal turned out and I am excited and almost a little intimidated to start it, but I know the final end product will be something AMAZING that will be treasured for years to come. Thanks to all for stopping by and following! I am exicted to see all the rest of the things to come!


  17. Gorgeous! I love it
    lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

  18. Great idea to make a fast journal. Thanks for joining the dream blog hop.
    ShersL84bed at aol dot com

  19. What a Beautiful project! I love the color of the cover and the layouts inside are great!

  20. Great journal and glad you are in this hop. I'm really being inspired by all you crafty gals. And it's great that someone donated Dreams come true for the grand prize! Wahoo!! teela young at hotmail dot com (and oh yes, I'm a follower)

  21. nice journal..i'm a follower and will be back for more.. donna westloopsters@yahoo.com

  22. Your journal is very beautiful. I love the tree sillouette.

  23. This is such a wonderful thought. I'm sure the kiddos will cherish it. I'm a new follower, I voted, and I'm commenting. TFS and the chance to win!

    Christel a.k.a. Scrappin' Sista
    Blog Hop Sista

  24. This is such a great idea. I do the same thing....I know one day your children will cherish this hand me down from you. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  25. Very nice project! What a great possession to pass to your children. It'll mean so much to them.
    Thanks for sharing it with us!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

  26. Great journal and one that would be a wonderful hand me down. Love your out take on MLK's speech. TFS

  27. WOW Breathtaking!!! Just awesome!!! What a treasure to pass down. Lovely!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  28. When I was thinking of what to make for my Dream theme, I never considered a Dream Journal! What an awesome idea! And what a great way to display all of your great pictures!!

    Thanks for hopping along with us!!
    GRKIDDO at Verizon
    dot net

  29. Wonderful project! Thank you for sharing!

  30. What a beautiful, elegant project. I love the tree on the journal and how you enhanced it. A lot of times we get so caught up on making everything super fancy...and what is important is what inspires us which is usually our family. I have many dreams that I hope to make realities one day. Thank you for sharing this amazing project with us.

  31. I think you have made a wonderful easy to do dream book. I now will spice my journal from Barnes and Noble.

  32. I'm so enjoying this blog hop. Your journal is fabulous.

  33. I love your dream book-great idea!

  34. I love that journal it is very cute! Your kids are gonna love it! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica Leishman

  35. fabulous!!! great cover...is it stamped??? great story too..
    cardchick60 (at)gmail(dot)com

  36. Beautiful journal! I just became a new follower!


  37. Fabulous journal, great idea!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  38. Beautiful "Dream" album....TFS

  39. Love the colors on your journal! Great job!
    Amanda (als1048@gmail.com)

  40. Love your Journal Just became a follower. pammejo1@yahoo.com

  41. Hi Ladies!
    Well I love your dream Journal, love how you added the ribbon, just perfect!!
    I also looked around your blg, HA, how did you get a pic of my craft room? LOL!! I love your style, I am now a follower and will do the vote next.
    come by and visit my blog, would love to have to there!
    Bonnie C

  42. This is my first blog hop and Im LOVING it!!
    Such wonderful, inspiring examples you have given, ladies :-)
    I have become a follower.


  43. The album cover is absolutely breathtaking. I look forward to see more of your work.

    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  44. Beautiful journal! I love the cover!
    jtg0398@sbcglobal dot net

  45. Love, love, LOVE this! What a fantastic job!


  46. What a great journal! I love it!

  47. Beautiful!

    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

  48. Love the album.
    Username at yahoo dot com

  49. Your journal is amazing, it is wonderful!!!
    I will be back for some more inspiration, it is great!!!!pennykitz@charter.net