Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A gift for my Dad - 16 x 16 framed layout for Scraptastic Club and Scrapfit

Boy do I ever feel like I have been absent from the blogging world!!  It's just been a few days... but as with all of you I'm sure, we had such a busy, yet very fulfilling Christmas holiday time!!
I have a fun layout to share with you today.  This is 16 x 16... which I have never done this big before.  I don't know if I've ever really seen this size??!!  I just knew that I had four 5 x 7 photos that I basically didn't want to take too much from when cropping.  When putting this all together, I just had to "Enlarge" my thought process.  :-) 
My Dad turned 65 this year... and as you can see from the pics, this guy is non-stop.  He is probably more active than most 25 year olds.  And not only is he active, but he is very successful at what he does... and I don't really see him slowing down anytime soon.  He gives me all kinds of inspiration.  So... I wanted to commemorate how unique he is from the majority.  My mom suggested... so I went with it.  And Thank you to Karen and Denise for your opinions on my title choices!!

I based my layout from a challenge over at Scraptatstic Club .  This is for the December Challenge #2.
You had to: 
Make a special page about 1 person.
With at least 4 pictures
And the person's name in the title 
I'm hoping to complete their 3 other challenges.  But thank you to them for pushing me in the right direction so far.

I am also entering this over at Scrapfit - Weekend warm-up 21.  Just link up one of your favorite layouts.  This is definitely at the top of my list!!

And... just another subtle reminder that over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges... we are into the 2nd week of our "Holiday Cheer" challenge #69.  We are having a DT call and we have a Giveaway!!  Woo hoo!!  LOTS of reasons to get your scrap on and show us what you got!!  Hope to see you!! 

Patterened paper from Bo Bunny
Cardstock from Stampin' Up - Basic Black. Soft Suede, Creamy caramel 
Random letter stickers for Title & "65" from K & Company
Journaling quote from computer plus star wire clip from stash
Large and Petite tag punch from Stampin' Up
Basic Black brads from Stampin' Up 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

LMCB #69 "Holiday Cheer!", A Giveaway and a DT CALL !!!

Hello!!  You want to read this post... for there is ALOT going on over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges this week and next week!! 

First off we are having our last challenge for the year!  Show us what you see with this inspirational photo...  There is a fun sketch too... but you are not required to use it.
  And you have until the 31st to get your entries in!  Link up HERE.   
  We also have a little twist to add this challenge! In keeping with the Holiday Cheer, we're doing a Christmas Giveaway. How do you enter? Play along AND leave us a comment and tell us about one of your favorite Christmas memories and/or a favorite family tradition.  Here is the WONDERFUL giveaway from Wendy !!
What a great package of goodies!!  You can't win if you don't play!!

But WAIT... we have one more reason to play along for the next almost 2 weeks!! 
We are having a DT CALL!!  I have to say.. I HIGHLY encourage you to try out for this DT!  We are a fun bunch of gals.  Karen is such a fantastic blog organizer!!  Lots of  fun things coming your way for 2012 and most importantly... it is a fantastic way to get your photos on paper OFTEN!!
Here are all the specifics:

  1. This term is 6 mths - January to June 2012
  2. LAYOUTS ONLY please
  3. You will be required to join our Yahoo group which is where you'll find all upcoming challenges
  4. Comment on all DT member entries each week
  5. Comment on as many entries as you can
  6. Host at least one giveaway - whether it's from you or a sponsor you find
  7. Challenges run Sunday 8am EST to Saturday 9pm EST
  8. If you can't join a challenge, just please let us know, there's no stress here!!! We do ask that even if you can't make the challenge, that you post a link to our challenge that day on your personal blog
  9. HAVE FUN!!!
Okay everyone!!  So a LONGER running challenge, a GIVEAWAY if you play, and a DT CALL!!  Can't wait to see you join us... and good luck with it!

I'll be back a little later with my actual layout for this challenge.  Have a great day!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

PLG #10 - Inspirational Photo Challenge - "CHRISTMAS TREATS"

Happy Happy Thursday!  It's time for Paper Lovin' Gals Ch. #10!!!  10??  Really?  I feel like we are just getting started... but challenge number 10 has approached us.  If you haven't checked out this challenge blog yet, I highly suggest you do so.  This week there are some CUTE projects to show you from the Design Team based on the below photo!  So come see!!!!  And then we would LOVE to see yours!!

And here is mine...

Which I have to say... is another ADORABLE Card I made at a Stamp club with my neighbor!  So.. Yes I made this... but not my idea!  I love this color combo... and this is all Stampin' Up Products.  This is the Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set.  (I must own!!) and the Snowburst embossing template and then Garden Green and Bashful Blue for the cardstock.  And then of course the glorious white satin ribbon.

I hope you all are having wonderful Holiday days!!  10 days until Christmas!!  So how appropriate... come join us for PLG #10!!  You can make any ol' project you like.. based on the inspirational photo.  Card, Scrapbook page, quilt, apron, wind chime, bake some goodies???  The list is endless!!
You have until Tuesday 12/20 @8pm PST to link up!!
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

LMCB #68 - "Winter Wonderland & Use Snowflakes" ... and a PRIZE!!!

Baby it's COLD outside!!  It has been cold enough to snow around here for that last 2 weeks... but no moisture in the air.  So just low temps, dry lips and frizzy hair!! ;-)  But I do have a layout to share with you for the newest Lasting Memories Layout Challenge #68.  This week's theme is "Winter Wonderland" and most importantly... we want to see those SNOWFLAKES!!

This is the first snowfall for us last year.  It happened right before Thanksgiving.  We only got about 3 1/2" total... but enough for the kids to get excited both at night and early the next morning!

AND... for this week's LMCB #68 challenge... there is a PRIZE to give away!  By little ol' me!!  So you must play with us this week!!  Two 6 x 6 mini decks of patterned paper from
"My Minds Eye" and "Cosmo Cricket."
You can enter as many times as you want.  If you submit 3 layouts, that is 3 chances to win!!  So get scrappin' and visit the wonderful Design Team and their creations to get your creative juices flowing!!  You have until Saturday, 12/17 @ 9pm EST to link up.

I am also entering my layout in the 1st of 3 sketches for the month of December over at Sketches in Thyme Thursday Takes #62.  I always enjoy their sketches.  And here is that sketch...
2 of my photos are horizontal, so I varied the sketch a bit to stretch across the page and to drop my journaling down below.

And... I am submitting this layout to the The Paper Variety's  anything goes challenge!!  It's their last challenge of the year.  So they are going out with a bang.  They will back in January with fun things to share.

Hope you can settle down from the hustle and bustle of the Holidays and join us this week... especially since I am helping Santa out a little early and giving away a prize!  Have a great week and see you soon!!

DSP and Embellies are all from Basic Grey "Nordic Holiday"
Letter stickers are from Reminisce and Stickopotamus
Cardstock is from Stampin' Up - Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Basic Black & Whisper White
Scalloped dotted ribbon from Stampin' Up

Thursday, December 8, 2011

PLG #9 - Photo Inspiration "Home for the Holidays"

It's Time for Paper Lovin' Gals challenge #9!!  What inspires you in the above photo??
Show us and link your creation HERE for PLG #9.

Happy Thursday all!  I absolutely LOVE this picture.  I had all intentions of doing a 2 page scrapbook spread... but ran out of time.  It's a busy week!!  But I can still attempt my layout.  So in the meantime, I am sharing with you another card that I completed over the weekend at a Stamp a Stack.  It's nice to have a neighbor that is now an SU Demo.  Creations and Ideas are flying between our doorsteps!!
My inspriration from the photo is the SNOW and the RED and White in general.   

Hope you can join us and show us your "Home for the Holidays" creations!  The Design Team had some awesome stuff to show you.  Go visit HERE.  Have a fabulous Day!!

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Real Red, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP (All SU)
Stamps:  Punch Pals (All SU)
Embellies:  Polka Dots embossing folder, scallop edge border punch, modern label punch, large oval punch, 1" square unch, Postage stamp punch, 1/8" taffeta ribbon in real red. (All SU)
Ink:  StazOn Black, Markers:  Black, real red, garden green, daffodil delight, pumokin pie (All SU)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch #67 - "Sentimental Journey" (12 x 12 x-mas Layout)

Good Sunday morning!  I am finally feeling like I've got my craft craving fulfilled!  2 creations in 2 days!  Yay!!  I'm in a Holly Jolly Christmas mood... so I hope you all don't mind seeing Holiday themed crafts for a while!!  Which brings me to share with you the next challenge for Lasting Memories Layout Challenges!!

LMCB #67  is all about sharing a favorite quote or sentiment on your layouts!!  Here is my layout to share... 
I honestly had never heard of this quote... but saw it and knew exactly the photos I could use with it.  It is so ever true!!  It reads... "Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."  I loved it!!  These are photos of the first year that BOTH kids could decorate the tree together.  This was 2 years ago.  They of course can only reach 4 feet high... so we had to do some "Moving around" when they were not looking or our tree would have been bery bottom heavy!!  I love the innocence and excitement that kids have with the tree!  I will never forget how I felt growing up!  The exact same!
Sooo... go check out what our fabulous Lasting Memories Design Team has to share with you for this week's challenge! 
I hope you can find time to come play with us!  All entries are due Saturday 12/10 at 9pm EST HERE!!  Hope to see you!!

CardstockSU Real Red, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, So Saffron.  Patterned paper from Me & My Big Ideas.
EmbelliesDotted Ribbon border punch (SU), Red/White Baker's Twine (SU), Holly Berry Bouquet button (SU), Dimensional stickers (Jolee's)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I'm Playing Catch Up - Paper Lovin' Gals Ch # 8 "Colorful Christmas"

Fa la la la la.. la la... la. la!  Whew!  Boy have the Holidays hit my house ever so hard this last week!!  Lots of shopping, decorating, tree hunting...and that's on top of normal life.  We've got house lights to string up and x-mas cards to get out in the mail.  I know it's only the beginning of December... but our calendar tends to fill up fast... so getting 'er done so I can enjoy the Holiday and keep crafting too!!  :-)  With that said... I am few days late sharing with you the next challenge for Paper Lovin' Gals.  It's a very bright and colorful christmas photo inspiration!!  Show us what you SEE in the above photo and link up to PLG #8 by Tuesday 12/6 at 8pm PST for your chance to be honored with being a "Winner" or 1 of 2 "Runners up."
Here's is my take on the photo...

It's a gift card holder for one of our recipients this year on Christmas Day.  The main cardstock is from Stampin' Up... Not Quite Navy.. .and the rest of the elements are from a Stampin' Up Retired Simply Scrappin' Kit.  I apologize.. I don't recall the stamp set.. for I borrowed it. 

Please go visit and check out what the wonderful PLG Design Team has to share with you.  So much inspritation!!
I hope you all find time to join us between now and TUESDAY 12/8 8pm PST!!!
Happy December!!

Friday, November 25, 2011

PLG # 7 - Happy Thanksgiving!! Inspirational Photo Challenge

Hello everyone!!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!  Hope it was so wonderful.  We get to enjoy 1 more Turkey Day with my side of the family tomorrow.  Lots of food, family, football and hanging out!!
We have a NEW challenge going on over at Paper Lovin' Gals!!   Happy Thanksgiving!  (Or Day after in my case.  :-) )  Make a card, scrapbook layout, wall hanging, quilt... whatever inspires you from the below photo.  EASY PEASY as Pumpkin Pie!!!

Here is my Card...

This is a card I made with a Stamp Group last weekend.  So it was perfect for our challenge.  Check out what the other talented DT members have created HERE.  You have until Tuesday 11/29 @ 8pm PST to enter your submission!!  Thank you for checking out PLG # 7 and I hope can come join us!! 

Supplies Used:  (All Stampin' Up)
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink:  So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
Stamps:  French Foliage, Thankful For
Embellies:  Cajun Craze striped 1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thank You Amanda's Crafts & More AND Peachy Keen Stamps!!!

A shout out and a THANK YOU to Amanda and her Getting Scrappy Challenge for picking ME as the WINNER for the month of November!!  I won the below Stamp Set from Peachy Keen Stamps.  I am excited... I don't have these yet and can't wait to try these on my Everyday Paper Dolls cuts!!  Thanks again... and go check out Amanda's new challenge!!  It just started yesterday!!  See link at the bottom.

Lasting Memories Ch. 65 - Inspirational Photo (SNOW Layout).... ohhhh and there is a GIVEAWAY!!

Hi all!  It's Monday... but feels like Wednesday with our Thanksgiving Holiday happening this week!  Yay!!  I am a day late sharing with you my layout for the newest LMCB #65 Challenge.  It's a photo inspirational challenge this week.  There are 3 photos to choose from.  I actually used photo 1 & photo 2 to inspire me for my layout.  Go to Lasting Memories to see all the photos, Check out the wonderful DT creations and read about HOW to win the Giveaway!!  The giveaway includes...
A distressing tool
A tape runner with two refills
A snowflake mini pocket punch
A Christmas Additions Kit
  Very fun week to play indeed!!!

Inpsirational photo 1
Inspirational photo 2

And here is my creation...

Close-up of Left Page...

Close-up of Right page...

It's all about the PINK and the BLUE and the SNOW.  This is our daughter at 21 months.  Her 2nd time seeing snow... and she pretty much could have cared less that we built her a snowman.  She just wanted to sit on the stairs and munch on her goldfish crackers.  Finally after a few hours... she decided that "Mr. Frosty" looked like a nice person to say Hello too.  

I am entering this layout into the following challenges as well:

 Getting Scrappy Ch. #21  - Use EMBOSSING on your layout along with a Cricut/SVG cut.  My embossing is on the ligh blue paper rectangles.  They are embossed with snowflakes. The 'Joy' banner and the word SNOW are cut with the Cricut. 

Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge - Die Cuts - Use DIE CUTS on your layout. Again the banner, the word 'Snow' are cut out using my cricut and then the 2 colored snowflakes are from a Stampin' Up Simply Scrappin kit.

ScrapFIT Weekend Warm-up 18  - Use STAMPS on your layout.  The top blue border is stamped with snowflakes and then the snowman tag is also stamped and colored.

Thanks so much for looking and coming to visit... and I hope you find some time to play along with us at  Lasting Memories # 65 challenge this week!!! 
You have unti Saturday 11/26 @ 9pm EST to link up your entry!!!  And remember there is a PRIZE!!  Woo hoo!!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Winter Bright Simply Scrappin' papers, LOVE Designer Paper.. .all from Stampin' Up.
Cricut:  Cheerful Season Cart, Christmas Cheer Cart
StampsA-MUSE Holiday Tags
Embellies:  Snowflake Cuttlebug embossing folder,  SU Ice Brads,  SU 1/4" gross grain Navy ribbon,  SU Linen Thread, Random letter stickers for smaller wording on title.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Paper Lovin' Gals Ch. # 6 - PRIZE challenge - (Thanks Card)

Ohhh... it's Thursday and I am THRILLED!  So today is Paper Lovin' Gals Ch. # 6.
 Photo inspiration challenge with a PRIZE!!  Woo hoo! 
Go to PLG # 6 to see details for the prize.
What do you see in the below photo??  Well... show us pretty please!!  :-)

Here is my inspirational creation...

I saw the leaves and the colors!
I have to say... I did this card quick.. .but I LIKE it! I will be duplicating this at least 4 more times to use for the numerous Thank You notes that I all of the sudden need.
And this is not my complete thought up creation.  I was VERY inpsired by a photo on page 53 of the newest Paper Crafts Magazine.  I used different stamps, and replaced twine with ribbon and used different type scallops.  But it's the basic idea.

Soooo.. for PLG # 6...
Create a card, scrapbook page, 3D item, knit, crochet, anything you are inspired to make by the photo at the top of this post.  All we ask is that you have FUN with it!  Link your project up by 8pm PST using Mr. Linky by Tuesday, November 22nd. 

Have fun creating and can't wait to see what you have to share!!

All Stampin' Up
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Cranberry Crisp
Stamps:  Fall Fun (2002 Retired)
Ink:  Cranberry Crisp. Old Olive, Only Orange
Embellies:  Taffeta Old Olive ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Scallop edge punch

Monday, November 14, 2011

THANK YOU Frosted Designs & Artful Delight!!!


Monday is getting brighter and brighter by the minute!!  I didn't sleep worth diddly last night... had to deal with a longer than usual furnace guy this morning... my son "might" be getting another "bug"... and then... I just saw that I WON over at Frosted Designs for sketch 27!!  Yay!!  I am very excited! 

I won the November Kit from Leanne with Artful Delight.  I have the October kit and I have sooo much left still.  You can see a layout I created using that kit HERE.

Here is my layout that won!  :-)

Frosted Designs has another "Sketch along Tuesday" starting tomorrow.  Definitely check them out!  I have to say I have been quite inspired! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch. # 64 - "Hidden Journaling" - Thanksgiving Layout

Hello and Happy Sunday to you all!  Boy is it every FALL where I live.  Wind, Rain, Hail and Chillier temps for about the next 7 days.  And... we get to watch one last soccer game of my daughter's season today.  Brrrrrrr!!! 
It's time for Lasting Memories Layout Ch. # 64 - Show us your HIDDEN JOURNALING!  I am sharing with you a layout from last year at Thanksgiving dinner with my side of the family.  Just Us, my Parents and a good family friend.  Do you see my Hidden Journaling??

and here is a close-up...

And there it is...

I had fun doing this layout.  Mostly because of all the patterned paper that I found (that I forgot I had...oops).  Just bright and cheery and happy to me.

I am also entering this layout into Getting Scrappy Challenge # 20 - Create a Layout of something you are Thankful for.  Need to use a Cricut or SVG cut somewhere on your layout.

And over at Paper Thrills Ch. #30 - We are to create a layout about Family. 

And finally at the Paper Variety - They are also hosting a challenge all about Family.  Include the word "Family" or a family member's title.  I used the word "YOU" to describe my entire gang.  ;-)

I hope you have some time to play along with us at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges # 64 - where we want to see your HIDDEN JOURNALING. Easy!!  Right??
You have until Saturday, November 19th @ 9pm EST to link up and join us.
Happy Scrappin'!!

Supplies Used:
Stampin' Up Solid Cardstock:  Close To Cocoa, Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Pear Pizzaz, Very Vanilla
Patterened Paper - from Little Yellow Bicycle - Hello Fall
Most embellies - from Little Yellow Bicycle - Hello Fall
Cricut Cartridge - Story Book for the Title

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Paper Lovin' Gals Ch. # 5 - Photo Inspiration (Thanks Card)

Hello and Happy Thursday!  It's time for Paper Lovin' Gals ch. # 5!!  What do you see in the above photo?? Would love to see you join us by creating any type of project (Layout, Card, Quilt, Painting).. whatever you desire... based on the above photo for inspiration!!
Here's mine...
As you can see... I pretty much used the photo for everything minus the word "Love."  I needed another Thank you Card... so I improvised. 
You must check out what the other talented Design Team Members created for you.  Lots of "Love" in the air!!  If you see something you like... leave them some "Bloggy Love."  I know they would appreciate it.

So... come on out and join us!  You have until Tuesday, November 15th at 8pm PST to link up your entry HERE.
Your chance to be chosen as our "Winner" or 1 of  2 "Honorable Mentions" for the week.
Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch #63 - Use SEPIA... inpsired by Frosted Designs Sketch 27 - "

Hello Hello and Hello!  Well here in the U.S... .our "Daylight Savings Time" has ended... so we all gained another HOUR on the clock last night.  How did you all use your extra hour??  I watched a movie with Hubby and slept a bit longer.  Heaven!!
I'm excited to share with you my layout for the start of the next LASTING MEMORIES LAYOUT Challenge #63.  Our challenge this week is to use SEPIA photos and Earth Tone colors!!  I was very excited to do this challenge... for Sepia photos is just not something I would automatically think up.  Thus the "Challenge" got my wheels turning and I am happy with the result.
This is my Hubby and I on one of our "Weekend Get-Aways" in March of 2010. (Although I accidentally dated it 2009 on my layout... oops.)   We have some silly photos from our long walk/hike on this beach that day... but I used a few more subtle/serious ones.  It's kind of funny how adults can act when the kids are not hanging at your feet.  It reminds us that we are still kids too!  My layout is using mostly the "Beau Chateux" collection from Stampin' Up.  I love the color combo.  I am also very proud of my "Cluster" in the bottom right corner.  I don't do clusters very often and was finding all kinds of fun things to add!!
I was also very inspired by this week's sketch from Frosted Designs!  So thus entering in their challenge.   

I hope you get excited as I was to show us what you can do with some SEPIA photos & some earth tones!!  Link up your entry at Lasting Memories Ch#63 by Saturday, November 12th @ 9pm EST.  You have a chance to be "FEATURED" throughout the week or a part of our "TOP 3."  I hope you will find some time to join us!!

Thank so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Paper Lovin' Gals Challenge #4 meets Mojo Monday 213!!

It's time for Paper Lovin' Gals Challenge # 4.  I can't believe we are onto challenge #4 already!  Crazy!!  So what do you see in the above photo??  The patterns, colors, silhouette, the wood grain???  There is a lot going on with the picture and I would love to see what YOU see!  Join us this week for PLG #4

Here is what I created...

I think I saw a little of everything from the photo.  This was my first attempt at a fan-fold flower without using any kind of scorer.  Just my fingers.  It worked and I am happy.  :-)  And as you can see, the colors, patterns, wood grain all jumped out at me.  This is one of a few Thank You cards that I need to make for my Hubby's work.  They all gave him quite the "Send-Off" last week for his last day.  He is now in a new position (same company)... and I think he is missed at his old one.  That is a good thing!  Everyone did LOTS of sweet things for him... so I am turning into a card making fool this week.

I also used the Sketch from MOJO Monday #213 this week to help me lay this all out.  Gotta love their sketches.  I chose the square option.

Come on over to Paper Lovin' Gals for challenge # 4!!  We have a few new DT members to introduce to you as well!  Sooo much inspiration over there!  You will surely not be disappointed! You need to link up your creation by Tuesday, November 8th at 8pm PST.

We will choose a Gal Pal (Grand Prize) and 2 Honorable Mentions each week and award badges for your blogs.  Every now and then we will have PRIZES too!  So what do you have to lose?  You can't win if you don't play.  :-) 

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you get to craft some this week!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

PLG #3... you still have time! And remember... a PRIZE!!

Happy Halloween everyone!!  I am in between runing back and forth for school classroom parties... so I thought I'd remind you all of our PAPER LOVIN' GALS Ch. #3 going on right now!!  Show us your

 projects based on this photo...

There's still time to participate in PLG Challenge #3.  You have until TOMORROW at 8pm PST to link up.  You don't want to miss out on the My Memories giveaway either!  Get your craft supplies out and come on over!

As a reminder... here is what I created...

And... I am also sharing this with the Ladies over at Paper Playtime #59.. .where they want to see any project Old or New.  Well.. since it is Halloween.. thought this would be appropriate.


So... in between those Trick or Treaters tonight... I hope you have time to join our PLG #3!!  There is a Winner, some Runners-up and a PRIZE to be had!!  It can only by YOU if you PLAY.  :-)

Have a wonderful rest of the day/night!  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

PLG # 3 - HALLOWEEN Photo Inspiration (And a Prize!!!!! :-) )

Good morning friends!  It's time for PAPER LOVIN' GALS Picture Inspiration Challenge #3!
AND we have a GIVEAWAY from My Memories! Woo Hoo!!!
Read on to see how to enter and win!!

Here is my layout I created...

Here is the photo to INSPIRE you...
What inspires you in this picture?  The colors, the layout, the spooky elements?
We can't wait to see what you come up with!
You can make ANY kind of project for this challenge.  Be creative!  Just use the photo above to inspire you!!  Have lots of fun!!
Hop on over to the PLG blog to see what the other GALS came up with.  Lots of diferent ideas!!
We will choose a Gal Pal (Grand Prize) and 2 Honorable Mentions each week and award badges for your blogs.  Every now and then we will have PRIZES too! 
Speaking of PRIZES... Liz from My Memories has given us a free download for the WINNER of this challenge.  All you have to do is submit a project for this challenge, comment on all of the Design Team's blogs, visit My Memories and comment on PLG #3 post post telling us what you like about Digital Scrapbooking and all of the FUN things you saw over there.  Easy as PIE!

About my layout... I have to tell ya... I knew I had these photos around to scrap still from Halloween 4 years ago... but I quickly remembered how fast my children are growing.  My son is a little Roley Poley chunk a munk at the age of 1 1/2... and it just cracked me up.  He was such a snuggly kid.  I think we had him dressed in layers that night... but still... I just love how he looked.  :-) Awwww does time go ever so fast!!  Fun memories!  That's why I/We do all of this!! 
I am also entering this into Fantabulous Cricut - Challenge Me Monday #83 where you have to use a GHOST somewhere on your project.  My ghost is cut from the "Simply Charmed" cartridge.  I also used the "Pumpkin Carving" cartridge on this layout.  I'm excited that I get to finally PLAY along with FCCB.

And finally... over at Paper Issues, they are celebrating 31 days of Halloween.  They want to see anything with PAPER and HALLOWEEN.  Old or New projects welcome.  It's a fun link up party!! 
Happy Thursday all!  And Thanks for stopping by!  Now go check out all the fun stuff above!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

LMCB 61 - "Bling" it on!! - 2 Goals/Soccer layout

Hello and Happy Sunday!!  My favorite day of the week!! It's the start of another fun challenge over at LASTING MEMORIES LAYOUT CHALLENGES.  We want to see your BLING!  Put some shine on your layout!  My Son scored his very first 2 goals in his soccer game last weekend.  He is playing with a bunch of older kids, so this is quite the accomplishment for him.  I don't have photos of the actual goals, but of him working the ball that direction.  :-)  I chose to add GLITTERED stars for most of my BLING and then I added some Rhinestones on the letter "O" in Goal.  I'm happy with how it turned out.
BLING Close-up!

I also used a SKETCH I found at Sketch Support to help me lay this all out.  So therefore I am entering this into Sketches in Thyme October Open Sketch Challenge.

I hope you can find some time to join us at Lasting Memories LMCB #61 this week and show us your BLING on your layouts.  You have until Saturday 10/29 9pm EST to link up.  It's your chance to be "FEATURED" throughout the week or be a part of our TOP 3!! 

Thanks for stopping by.  Now I am off to watch more soccer today!!  It's gray, foggy, rainy and chilly.  Perfect Soccer weather and Scrappin' weather!!
TTU all later!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

PPC Specialty Challenge # 11 - Halloween or Fall Theme!!

Howdy!!  It's time for the next SPECIALTY challenge at Picture Perfect Creations... crafty challenges.  PPC # 11 is all about those Halloween or Fall Themed projects! 

I am sharing with you some HALLOWEEN themed cards.  And very SIMPLE cards.  Thus I have 2!!  The one the right I made two of them in about 10 minutes.  I am puting them in the kids lunches on the 31st.  They always like surprises.  The card on the left I made a while ago at a stamp club.  But have never shared here.
I hope these inpsire you all to get out your Halloween or Fall themed craft things and whip something up and join us in our challenge!!  Head on over to PPC 11 to see what the rest of the talented Design Team created.  Link up your creation by Monday 10/24 @ 10:00am EST.  HAPPY FALL!!  

And... another REMINDER!!  :-) 
Are you looking for a NEW and DIFFERENT challenge blog?  One that starts with a photo and INSPIRES you to create??
Then you have found it!!
Come visit us at PAPER LOVIN GALS!!
Any product welcome!!
Any project welcome!!
There is a PRIZE!!
And finally... a DT call!!
Woo hoo!!
Hope to see you there!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch #60 - Let's see some DIMENSION!!

Good morning all!  We have a fun and VERY EASY challenge today starting over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges.  Who doesn't like EASY??  We want to see some dimension!!  Whether it's dimensional elements, letters or something cool that you do with your photos to add dimension... we want to see it. 
I am really not trying to rush the Holidays.  We haven't even hit Halloween yet... and here I am showing you a Thanksgiving layout.  But I just had to. (although my Canadian friends will appreciate this.)  I love my CUTE little turkey guy.  Which is my DIMENSIONAL element to share.

Here is a close-up.

Lots of scalloped circle punches for his feathers and POPPED up with some dimensionals for a 3-d effect.. and there you have it!!
Let's see what you can do with some dimension!!  You have until Saturday, 10/22/11 @ 9pm EST to link up LMCB #60.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Also... have you had a chance to check out a BRAND NEW CHALLENGE BLOG??  Hop on over to Paper Lovin' Gals and join in on the Photo Inspiration challenge.  Any project welcome!  And there is a PRIZE.  And they are looking for a few more DT members!!  Lots going on over there.  Their Challenge ends Tuesday Evening.  So you have a little time!