Saturday, April 30, 2011


Hey all! Welcome to the Colorful Creations Blog Hop! If you have arrived here from Karen's Blog you are on Kathy's blog- The Beautiful Life. If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to the Colorful Creations Site to start at the beginning. You should see the event banner that looks like this:

Colorful Creations has been created as a place where members can rally together as a crafting community, showcase their crafting talents, share their ideas, learn, and participate in exciting challenges. Our Design Team is here for you - to provide inspiration, to answer questions, or even just chat!!

Hello and welcome. I am Kathy Floen, one of the Design Team Members of Colorful Creations. For my part in all of these wonderful blog challenges I am doing an Altered Canvas. I LOVE altered projects. They are fun and I really can step out of the box and just be creative. :) I truly love them! :)

I love butterflies! They represent so much for me. :) Beauty, love, nature, growing, so much! :) So here is my canvas:
It really is self explanatory! :) I tried to capture the essence of how I feel as a person and how the butterfly represents me.

So, those of you who know me and follow/read my know I can't do a BLOG HOP without some BLOG CANDY! :) Colorful Creations is also giving away some FUN goodies also so that's a BONUS!! To get into the drawing for the grand prize (and other prizes) being given away by the group make sure you join the fun! All entries will receive (2) points towards the COLORFUL CREATIONS ANNIVERSARY GRAND PRIZE PACKET. For details on winning the Grand Prize, go HERE. is my candy:

Two canvases (1) 6x8 and (1)smaller one, 10 Tim Holtz Adage Tix, yellow pearl bling, pack of pinned roses
To be eligible for my prize drawing you must leave a comment on this post. For two chances to win: be a follower of my blog! Your entry using Mr.Linky must be new as of May 1, 2011 and cannot be combined with any other Colorful Creations Challenges. ALSO-YOU NEED TO LEAVE ME A WAY TO GET A HOLD OF YOU!! I HAVE HAD TO REPICK WINNERS BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE A WAY TO FIND THE ORIGINAL WINNER! THAT IS SAD FOR ME!

All entries must be TAGGED: ABH5 and uploaded to the Colorful Creations Gallery and linked back here using Mr Linky below by Tuesday, May 10th at 11:45 PM CST

BONUS: All entries will receive (2) points towards the COLORFUL CREATIONS ANNIVERSARY GRAND PRIZE PACKET. For details on winning the Grand Prize, go HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Now, hop on down the blog road and visit Rochelle. Try to get to all our blogs! The more you play...the better your chances! :)

And don’t forget, we will be celebrating the entire month of May. So check the celebration schedule HERE for a list of all the activities.

Friday, April 29, 2011


Hey all! :) I am so sorry I am so late on this one! :) I had some deadlines and some other fun stuff come up, so I apologize! :) BUT, as you can see I picked a winner (finally figured out how to get it on here like this)! :)

The winner is: Kaitlin, and she said! Beautiful project!

Thanks Kaitlin! I will be emailing you for your addy! :) Congrats! :)

Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Home Decor Blog Hop!!!

Hey All! :) Welcome to The Beautiful Life...your next stop on The Home Decor Blog Hop! :) You should have come here from Anita's Blog! :) However, if you are here by accident and would love to start the HOP at the beginning; you need to go to our wonderful host, Faith's Blog and start there! :) Thanks, Faith, for coming up with this idea! :) I love home decor projects and love to decorate my home. :) I was happy when I got accepted into this blog hop and hope you enjoy my project! :)

I made a wall shelf with my Cricut and white vinyl. I got the shelf from Goodwill and spray painted it with Krylon and let it dry and then I cut the vinyl with the Home Accents Solutions Cricut Cartridge. I cut the "family" and the wish flowers out after. :) It was that simple and easy. :)

Here is the finished project!

I also have some BLOG CANDY for you! :) All you have to do is leave a comment for one chance! If you would like two chances to win, become a follower! Already a follower? Just let me know! :) ALSO and this is IMPORTANT!!! Make sure you leave me an email addy or someway to get a hold of you if you are a winner! If I don't have your info I have to pick a new winner!

Here is the BLOG CANDY!
2 wooden frames that you can alter in any way and 1 roll of Oh My Vinyl red vinyl.

Next stop on the HOP is Denise's Blog! Thanks for Hopping with us and HAPPY EASTER! :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ARE YOU READY???? (Starting May 1st, we are Partying!)

Hey all! :) I have been a busy girl lately and have a lot of news lately. But, before I put out all my news, which will be revealed soon enough...I need to let you all know what is going on in MAY! :) Beginning May 1st, Colorful Creations, is having a Celebration! :) They are turning 1! :)

Click here to be taken to our website and start having fun! You don't have to wait until MAY 1st! :)

We have a lot of fun plans going on over there not only during May, but all of the time. I will keep everyone posted a little better on here too.

For those of you who don't know what Colorful Creation is: It's a website/group where you can share your scrapbooking, cards, paper crafting projects, join in the camaraderie and get some inspiration! :) I really enjoy their Design Team and feel very blessed for being on it. Everyone supports everyone over there, so go on and take a look...I promise you won't be sorry you did. :)

I will be back soon with some creations and maybe even a little something. We will see! ;)