Saturday, January 21, 2012

Chinese New Year Blog Hop Day 1

Ni hao and welcome to the Chinese New Year Blog Hop! This hop is in honor of Guan, the little boy our family is adopting from Taiwan. If you'd like to read more about his incredible story, you can go to To celebrate Guan's culture, we want to share some Chinese-inspired projects with you! 

I am so excited for you to see everyone's amazingly creative projects!

For my project, I created a goody box inspired by Chinese take out boxes.

I created the box by using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge, available exclusively from Close to my Heart.  It is inked with Sweet Leaf and Crystal Blue inks, a flourish is stamped on the cardstock, then the box is assembled with decorative brads and embroidery floss.  The final touch is a butterfly gracing the outside of the box.  All supplies and materials are available from Close to my Heart. The sales from my page go towards our adoption expenses.

PSA Essentials and I have put together some great blog candy for our grand prize winner. To be eligible, you must simply comment on each blog on each day's post. We'd love for you to become a follower of each of our blogs too.  I'd also love to meet you on Facebook at Curls & Grins Creations!

Thanks for stopping by! Your next stop is Lynne at

Make sure to come back tomorrow for more great projects!
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Monthly Crop Night

Join us for our free monthly crop night on February 24th from 6 to 11 pm. Bring your own projects or pre-order the Stella Workshop on the Go Kit. All of my stamps, inks and tools will be available for your use at no charge, as well as the Cricut and cartridges.

Friends are always welcome, but please RSVP so everyone can have a workspace. Please bring a snack to share. Pre-orders may be placed by emailing me at by January 30th. You can also get directions by emailing me.

There will be a drawing for free product. 1 ticket for attending, 1 bonus ticket for bringing a friend, 1 bonus ticket for 1st time guests and 1 bonus ticket for orders over $20.