Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I'm a PERFECT PRINCESS!! (Read on to find out how you can be one too!)

Well.. not really.  But the Lovely Ladies from Freshly Made Sketches think I am!  Hee Hee.  Thank you for my HONOR!!
  My card below... was picked for their challenge #3 from last week.  Yay!!
Stayed tuned and go visit the Gals over their tomorrow... for that is when they start their new challenge for the week.  They are all about FRESHLY MADE and CLEAN card sketches!!  It's very refreshing!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

PPC 73 is getting to know Freshly Made Sketches!!

Happy Happy Monday to you all!  It's a new PPC-73 Color Combo Challenge!!  Old Olive, Basic Black and my new FAVORITE... Calypso Coral!!

This is a card I made for my Dad's birthday.  I don't have alot of masculine type crafy things... and honestly, we all know that most guys throw their cards away.  So... I decided to make what I call a "Scrappin' Card."  When in doubt, add a photo.  :-)  Of Grandkids.   He is sure to not be donating this to the round, aluminum cylinder anytime soon.  In fact, I think he said he might be puting this in his car to look at.  Or at least my Mom will.  Woo hoo... success!!  

Freshly Made Sketches #3
I also made my way to this new, CLEAN sketch challenge blog AGAIN!  I am loving their sketches.  Give me a sketch and some colors and I will produce you a card!  Here is their sketch I followed in case you would like to join!  Although, this challenge is ending today at NOON PST.

Come join us at Picture Perfect Creations #73 and show us your creations using the above 3 colors.  Also... come see what the DT created.  Always a plethera of a crafty inspiration!!  Link up by Monday, October 3rd @ 10:00AM EST to be in the running for "Grand Creation Winner" or "Runner Up."  Win a fun badge to display proudly on you blog!!
Happy Crafting!!  Thanks for visiting!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Cards For Izzy! Would love for you to be a part!!

Hi there! 
I am reaching out to all of my Friends & Followers to let you know about a fellow DT member, Evanna, from my Lasting Layout Challenge Blog that is stepping down from the DT because they just found out their young daughter has Leukemia!  As a Mother myself, my heart sank.  I am so thrilled that KAREN, our Blog Owner, is doing this little "CARD PARTY" as I will call it.  :-)
Won't you please join us??  As I type this, my 2 children are downstairs attacking my craft supplies and making some cards.  They were very excited to help!
So as you think of that next "Challenge" you might enter... will you keep this little girl in mind?? 
Izzy lives in England... so please mail any and all cards you create to the address below, and Karen will package up and send on it's way.  It be would so great if you wanted to pass this on to your own friends too. 
Cards For Izzy
c/o Karen Wilson
PO BOX 438
Willow Beach, ONT
L0E 1S0

Cards do NOT have to be "Get Well", in fact, they can be absolutely ANYTHING that will put a smile on a little girl's face.  If you could mail out by October 21st... that would be wonderful! 
Thank you so much in advance, and I will keep you posted on any progress we hear about Izzy and the "Card Party."

Lasting Memories Ch 57 - Use Frames & Flowers

Hello and Good morning!!  Today for Lasting Memories Ch 57, it's all about using FRAMES and FLOWERS.  Easy Peasy... and as I have shown, can be interpreted any way you like.  The flowers are obvious, but for the "Frame" part, I chose to showcase the whole layout by adding the paper strips around.  When I mat photos onto cardstock, that is my 'base" for a frame, and here I simply added photo corner punches to highlight and give it an all around finished, framed look.
I just love these pics of my daughter.  She is just 4 1/2 here and was HAPPY to smile for the camera for me this day. 
Brought a tear to my eye late last night as I was putting the finishing touches on.  Do any of you do that??  Get all emotional when scrappin'??  Would love to hear that I am not the only one.  :-) 

Come on out and join us for LMCH 57!  Be sure to link up before Sat Oct 1 at 9pm EST for your chance at being Featured or being Top 3!! Go check out what the talented DT has to show you.  Love seeing all the different ideas!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, Some Fun Winning News & Future Challenge Blog...

Just some random things that I want to acknowledge with all of you today!!  :-) 

Today is my Hubby's Birthday!!  I don't have a card to share with you.. .because I didn't make one.  Isn't that terrible??  Part of his gift is something handmade... so that will make up for it.  So HAPPY BIRTHDAY "B" !!!!  It's just another Candle on the Cake! 

The 2nd thing... after just an "OK" day for me yesterday... I was paroozing the blogosphere and saw that I WON this!!!  I entered my "Infinity" layout over at Frosted Designs - Sketch 23 and I ended up winning this fabulous scrapbook Kit.  I will be making some layouts with all of this soon to share.  You can visit Frosted Designs by clicking on the above link or I have added their badge to my right side-bar.

Leanne with Artful Delight has set up a monthly scrapbook or card making kit for YOU to purchase if you should so desire.  It looks like ALOT of fun goodies.  Go check them out!!  You can buy month to month of sign up for 3 or 6 month subscriptions for a tad lower of a price. 

And the 3rd thing to share with you... My friend Michele K. from Michele Hearts Paper has been diligently working on a new Challenge Blog.  She asked me to partake with her.  How could I refuse??  Stay tuned... the kinks are being working on and she/us will be puting out a call for a Design Team.  In the mean time... check out Michele's blog... she is a fabulous card crafter!  

Have a wonderful day... and thanks for stopping by!! 

Monday, September 19, 2011

PPC Specialty Ch. #10 - "Happy Anniversary"

Good morning scrappy/crafty friends!!  Today over at PPC Crafty Challenges, it's the 3rd Monday of the month where we bring you a "Specialty Challenge!!"  Something a little different to get your MOJO going.  This month's Specialty Challenge #10 is to use 3 Pieces of Designer/Patterned Paper on your project.
That's it! Simple enough!! 
I needed to whip up an Anniversary card for my Mom to give... so this was perfect for me. 

Would love to see what patterned paper you all can put together for this challenge!  It's a GREAT way to attack your scraps!!  Come on over and join us this week! You have until Monday, September 26th @ 10:00am EST to link up!!  Now head on over to PPC and see what glorious things the rest of the DT made for your viewing pleasure!  :-)

A couple other challenges that I had on my mind while creating this card:

Freshly Made Sketches Ch#2  - A BRAND NEW challenge blog that stresses "Clean" sketches.  Check them out!  I think you will be refreshed to see their creations!!

More Than Favors - Wacky Wednesday #51 Anniversary Theme - A fun challenge blog that has new and different type of challenges a couple times a week.  Lots of Cricut creations on this blog.  If that is your crafty choice, then definitley give them a visit!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

PPC #72 meets Sketches in Thyme #55 - "Fishies" Pool Scrap Layout

It's Monday!!  Again!!  :-)  Well one good thing is we have a new Picture Perfect Creations Ch #72 color combo challenge for you.  Here is how I used the colors Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party and Whisper White...  ( I also used Crumb Cake for my background.. .I needed something to break it up a bit since I did a scrap page.)

The colors look a little muted in my photo for I didn't have natural light to help. 
But you get the idea.
(I hope)

I also decided to see if I could join the ranks with the Gals over at Sketches in Thyme ch # 55 where I roughly followed their sketch.  Their challenge is open throughout the month of September.  Go check them out if you are an avid scrapper!!!!

Hope you have some time to CREATE something this week!! Come join us at PPC for our fun color combo!!  Come see what the rest of the talented Design Team has to share with you!!
  You have until Monday, 9/19 @ 10:00am EST to link up!! 

Thanks so much for visiting!!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch #55 - "Infinity" - It's all about Black and White

First off, would like to take a moment to remember those who were lost or who lost loved ones on 9/11.  I can't believe 10 years have passed.  You were lost but NEVER will be forgotten!!

Today for Lasting Memories Layout Challenge #55... it's all about Black and White!!  Black and White Photos and all Papers and Embellies all in good ol' black and white.  I personally think there is such  elegance to a Black and White layout!!  Let's see what you can do!!  Here is my layout to share.

These photos are from our recent trip to Ocean Shores.  It was the kid's first time seeing the OCEAN.  We have seen Puget Sound, and many Lakes and Rivers... but this was a first.  They just stared and stared at the never ending waves, water and sky that seemed to go on forever.  My 5 year old stated "Mom, it's just like INFINITY."  Thus my title!!  :-)  Such a cool moment to capture.  An ah ha moment. 
Head on over to Lasting Memories and link up your Black and White layouts by Saturday 9/17 @ 9pm EST.  You have a chance to be our "Winner", part of our "Top 3" or even "Featured" throughout the week.
The Design Team Gals have plenty of inspiration to share with you.  Fun stuff to see!!

I am also entering my layout over at Frosted Designs Sketch along Tuesdays #23 where I followed this sketch... 

And finally, I am entering this over at the Getting Scrappy Challenge # 16 where you had to use twine or ribbon on your layout and as always include a Cricut Cut. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Making Memories alpha stickers, Kaiser Craft Rub Ons, Echo Park Dots and Stipes collection, sheer black ribbon, white baker's twine, A*Muse Studio button, Stampin' Up white and black cardstock, Cricut Life's a Beach (Seagulls), Going Places (Clouds), Jasmine (Infinity Title)

Reminder - A GREAT prize to win over at Lasting Memories!!!

Don't forget our current Challenge over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges this week is all about "Simply You."  You, your loved ones, something you love to do.  Come join us for a chance to to win!!  Link up your layout HERE by TONIGHT 9/10 @ 9:00pm EST And you have a chance to win this!! Good Luck everyone!!  
WINNER and TOP 3 announced tomorrow morning!!

REMINDER: Link up your LO and you ALSO have to visit MyMemories and then come back here and leave us a comment telling us what kit(s) you like in order to qualify for the drawing on Sunday!


Monday, September 5, 2011

PPC...crafty challenge #71 - "You & Me" Scrap Layout

Happy Labor Day all!!  The last "Unofficial" day of summer.  But you wouldn't know it by the wonderful weather we are having in my part of country or by my FUN, BRIGHT scrap layout that I am excited to share with you today!! 
Today for PPC #71 color combo challenge, Megan delivered an awesome palette!!  Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Rose Red and Island Indigo.  That pretty much SCREAMS summer in my book.  :-)

These are my kiddos on one of our BIG family vacations this summer.  For as much as they get along and then DON'T get along (mostly at home)... they are growing to be such good buddies and didn't leave eachother's side during our time away.  Yes, they are holding hands in the bigger picture and then hanging out at the end of the dock in the smaller picture.. sharing who knows what kind of little secrets.  This is the stuff that scrapbook pages are made of.  I have proof for them later in life.  Come on over to PPC this week and show us your Cards, Scrap Pages, 3-D projects or just about anything using these COLORS!!  The talented Design Team has som FUN things to show you as well!!  They always do!! 

I am also submitting this layout as a 2ND entry for my other DT blog Lasting Memories #54 where the THEME is Simply You!!  These are simply my children that I simply LOVE!!  :-)  You can see my 1st entry HERE with all the details and fun info.!!! New DT, Fun Giveaway!!  LOTS and LOTS of very fun new inspiration!!! Need I say more?? 

And... this layout also follows the challenge over at Paper Playtime #54 where it's VACATION theme and use a STAMPED image or sentiment on your project.  My Title and Tag are both Stamped sentiments.
Fun Gals over there with LOTS of fun projects to see.

And Finally... I did follow a sketch from The Scrappiest for my layout.  I am too late to enter their contest... but absolutley loved this sketch so wanted to give them credit! 
Sketch 135

Happy CREATING all!!!  Thanks for stopping by!!

CardstockSU Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Rose Red, Subtles DSP, Brights DSP
StampsSU Text & Texture, Sunny Fun
OtherSU Printed Designer Brads, Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, white bakers twine, cricle punches, tag punches, Creative Memories circle cutters

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Lasting Memories Ch. 54 - "Simply You" and a Giveaway!!! :-)

God Sunday morning everone!!  Today over at Lasting Memories layout challenges there is a bunch of fun stuff going on!!  It's our first kick-off challenge with our new Design Team members!!  The challenge this week, it's all about "Simply You" ... can be your style, you personally, something you love .. just "Simply You". Super easy, super fun!!!  As you visit all our blogs, you're really see that this is a VERY versatile challenge!!!
I decided to share a layout based on a couple things you may not know about ME quite yet.  :-)  Other than my kids, family and friends... I LOVE Date nights with my Husband and I LOVE the start of the NFL Football Season.  It's 17 weeks (give or take) of pure Thursday, Sunday and Monday night entertainment.  My Hubby and I enter a pool each year, picking our favorite teams and follow these teams religiously throughout the season.  And if for some reason my Hubbs is glued to the TV and I am not quite that interested... it's a great time to escape and scrapbook!!  It's a Win/Win.

These are pictures from 5 years ago at a Seahawks game.  We had SUITE tickets and were treated like gold.  Other than the ticket stub and some random things I cut out of the program, most of this layout is a part of a kit that I bought at a convention.  If you all have some eyelets laying around, they are great for making a LACED UP FOOTBALL.  :-)

I would also like to give a WARM welcome to these Ladies for being our newest DT members over at Lasting Memories.  Congrats girls!!!!
And returning for another term are ... Karen, ME, Brenda, Kim and Evanna!!!  I was asked by KAREN to be her BLOG VP.  Woo hoo!!!  LM is getting busier with lots of GREAT things to come!  So together, we will be sure to not miss a beat.  I was excited about that. I will have my blog list updated later this week, so you can find these gals with ease... but in the meantime, check out the Lasting Memories Blog to see their fine work!!

Ohhhh and wait.. we have a WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY this week for entering our challenge.
MyMemories is offering up a copy of their latest digital scrapbooking software.
  1. Join the challenge this week and be sure to link up!
  2. Visit MyMemories then go back to Lasting Memories and leave us a comment telling us what your favorite digital kit is!

Happy Scrappin'!!!!  :-)