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!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Want to win a PRIZE?? Read on...

Then come on over to Paper Lovin' Gals  and create something.. .anything based on our PHOTO inspiration challenge.  Here is the Photo to inspire you.  Isn't is gorgeous???  You have until Tuesday, 10/18 @ 8pm PST to link up. 

And here is our PRIZE.  :-) 
Tagtastic Stamp Set from Stampin' Up.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Welcome to Paper Lovin' Gals!! - CHALLENGE # 1

Hi all my crafty friends!!  It's finally here!!  The LAUNCH date for PAPER LOVIN' GALS... a Photo Inspiration Challenge blog.

So happy to have you join us!
Picture Inspiration Challenges are one of our favorites because it's so interesting to see what each person sees and then creates from it.
What inspires you in a picture?  The colors, the layout, the elements?

Here is the PHOTO to be Inspired from...

Here is what I came up with...

We can't wait to see what you have to show us!
Create a card, scrapbook page, 3D item, knit, crochet, anything you want... all we ask is that you have FUN with it.  Link your project up by 8pm PST Tuesday, October 18th  over at PLG. 

You have a chance to be a WEEKLY GAL PAL WINNER or a WEEKLY GAL PAL RUNNER UP.

AND... a PRIZE!! Woo Hoo!! 

One lucky winner will WIN this just by playing with us! 

Have lots of fun!! 
Remember... we are Inspiring you , so YOU can Inspire us!!  :-)

Monday, October 10, 2011

COMING SOON! New Challenge Blog!!

Grab our Badge

Okay all you CRAFTERS out there!  Starting THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13TH... there is a NEW Challenge blog hittin' the bloggy airwaves!!

Click on the above link and come FOLLOW us.. as to not MISS OUT!  Grab our BADGE and stay tuned!!
I promise it is something for EVERYONE! 

Any kind of craft...
Any products welcome...
Winners & Runner-ups awarded...

And a HINT... you will be "Inspired" to create your project.

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

PPC - CC 75 - Thinking of You Card

Happy Monday to all of you!!  Monday brings many "Starts" of things... and today it's another Picture Perfect Creations...crafty challenges for you to participate in!  I was a little stumped by these colors (thus a "challenge")... but then magically.. .and idea popped into my head. 

Here is the color combo that inspired me... and will hopefully inspire YOU.

Come join us over at PPC-CC 75 with the colors of Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.  Would love to see what you come up with.  You have a chance to be our "Grand Creation Winner" or our "Creation Runner-up."  Why not give it a try??  You have until Monday, October 17th @ 10:00am EST to link your entry up!  Good Luck!!

I also want to remind all of you of our "CARDS FOR IZZY" campaign that we are doing for a fellow DT member's daughter whom she learned of having leukemia recently.  She is just 4 years old... and any kind of card you would like to make to help a little girl smile would be soo appreciated.  Read HERE for all the details.  Or simply.. make a card and send out to the below address by October 21st.   
Cards For Izzy
c/o Karen Wilson
PO BOX 438
Willow Beach, ONT
L0E 1S0
I, Personally had my kids make a card each for "Izzy"... and then I made the above card for the Mom, Evanna.  I can't imagine what she is going through, and this all just reminds most of us of how lucky we are.
CardstockSU Wisteria Wonder, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Berry Blossoms DSP, Whisper White
InkSU Early Espresso, White Craft, Wisteria Wonder, pink & orange colored pencils with blender pens
StampsSU The More the Merrier, Word Play
EmbelliesSU Basic Pearls, Crumb Cake Seam Bindng Ribbon, Neutrals Brads. Dotted ribbon scalloped border punch, photo corner punch, Creative Memories diamond cutter

Sunday, October 9, 2011

LMCB 59 "TAG" You're it! - Back to School 2011 Layout

Good morning everyone!!  Today over at Lasting Memories Ch 59 we want you to show off those TAGS on your layouts!! 

I've got a couple on my layout.  The "2011" and the "2".  This is one of those layouts that "Grabs" at me as I am finishing the final touches.  My kiddos on the first day of school and the 2nd part of the journaling says  "You could not say 'Goodbye' fast enough."  A happy/sad moment for sure.  The kids LOVE school and I feel sorry for myself that they aren't itty bitty babies anymore.  ;-)

Karen, from Lasting Memories also provided this SKETCH to follow.  But, it's to help you.  You don't have to use it for the challenge.

I personally chose to use it.  It worked GREAT for my photo!  So let's see those TAGS on your layouts this week!!  You have until Saturday, October 15th @ 9pm EST to link up.  Excited to see what you can do!!

I am also entering this into the Getting Scrappy Ch 18 - "Get INKY" - You need to show a Cricut/SVG cut somewhere on your layout and that you used INK.
My Apple and main part of my Title are my Cricut cuts and my stamped apples around the circle and the "2" tag qualify for my INK. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a great day!!

Supplies Used:
CardstockSU Old Olive, Real Red, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, "Summer Picnic" DSP
InkSU Old Olive, Real Red, Black basic marker
StampsSU Tart and Tangy, Varsity numbers
Cricut Carts:  Cricut classic Font, My Community
EmbelliesSU Old Olive ribbon, Linen thread

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A bit of a blogging break.

Hello my friends!!  I sort of took an unintended "Break" from my scrappin', card making and blogging this last week.  Life just sometimes gets in the way.  And well... like a broken record... I always say "I need more hours in the day, days in the week, weeks in the month" and on an on.  :-) 
But... STAY TUNED... I will be back.  I am cookin' up some projects to share with all of you.

So tune in this SUNDAY for the next LASTING MEMORIES LAYOUT challenge. 
(Current LMCB 58 is going until Saturday 10/8/11 9pm EST.  It's a fun recipe challenge using song lyrics)

Tune in this MONDAY for the next PICTURE PERFECT CREATIONS challenge
(Current PPC 74 is going until Monday 10/10/11 10am EST.  It's a fun monochromatic color challenge using different greens)

Tune in this THURSDAY for something NEW and FUN for all of you to try!!  :-)  Can't link you to that one yet!!  But the person I am doing this with is also named "Michele" and I get to meet her for the first time tomorrow.  We are hitting the craftin' stores, coffee shops and anything to do with chocolate!!  I'll post about our meeting this weekend!  Can't wait!!   

Hope you are all having a wonderful week and you get some craftin' time in.  I SURE NEED IT!  I am missing my Paper and Ink!!