Monday, July 23, 2012

Everyday is a Perfect Adventure!! DDC# 21

It's time for the next challenge at Digi Darla's Challenges!!!  We want to see your creations have some WHEELS on them!!  Lots of possibilities!
Here is my creation.
I used a Digi Darla Image called "Brianna's Bike."  

This week Digi Darla is offering the winner chosen by their choice of 5 images from
Digi Darla Designs so you MUST use a Digi Darla image to qualify!!

You have until Saturday, July 28th at 9pm EST to join us!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

LMCB 98 - Black and White with a splash of color!!

Good Sunday Morning.  It's time for the next FUN challenge over at
 LASTING MEMORIES Layout challenges.

This week we want to see BLACK and WHITE with a SPLASH of color.
This can be a Black and White photo/photos... or use color photos and use mostly Black and White paper and decor.  How ever you interpret it, the idea is Black and White with a little pizzaz added.  :-)

Here is what I did...

Our son is turning 6 this month... and I remembered I had this fantastic photo of him from his very FIRST birthday eating his cake that a very dear friend snapped of him.  If you notice... the photo is Black and White, but then his eyes are colored in blue.  That is his real eye color.  So sticking with the BLUE... I added some more blue patterned paper along with some green.  I have to admit, this is a challenge!!  I had a hard time sticking with just one color.  I stated in my journaling that "Your big bue eyes hold so many "Firsts" to come."  Indeed he has explored life to his fullest thus far!!

Thanks so much for visiting!!  You have until Saturday, July 28th at 9pm EST to link up HERE.
Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Monday, July 16, 2012

DDC #20 - 12 x 12 "Tubin Fun" Layout

Good Morning!!  Today is the next fun challenge over at Digi Darla's Challenges
The theme is "Animal Crackers"
Lets see some animals on those projects this week!!!

And here is my creation... using "Hippo in Tube" from Floppy Latte Designs.
We all had an opportunity to go spend a few days with my parent's last weekend at their summer place... my growing up summer place... in the 100 degrees plus temps!  This is my Hubby and kiddos tubin'!!  The kids are finally getting a little more brave.  They want to go faster and even got outside the wake of the boat.  Progress!!  I had fun using this HIPPO image.  It was perfect for these photos!!

Floppy Latte Designs is offering a $10.00 USD Gift Voucher to their store to the winner.

I also followed an AWESOME sketch from CREATIVE SCRAPPERS # 216

I varied from the sketch slightly... since I had 4 photos to showcase instead of 3.  But it's the basic idea.  :-)  Hope you enjoy!!  Most of my paper is from Stampin Up and Little Yellow Bicycle "Splash" collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Go on over to Digi Darla's and check out what the rest of the DT created.  Very fun inspiration for you!!!

LMCB #97 - 12 x 12 American Girl Doll layout

Good Evening... Good Morning... depending on where you are in the world!!  :-)  It's time for the next fun challenge over at Lasting Memories!!  This week we are "Digging for GOLD."  We want to see gold paper, brads, eyelets, paint, glitter.. anything that you have that is GOLD that you can put on your layout... we want to see it!!

Here is what I have to share with you...

This is this last Fall... we took our daughter to the "Amercian Girl Doll" Store for the very first time.  The store had just opened up the prior summer just 30 minutes from our house and we hadn't been to visit yet.  So off we went with DOLL "Bella" in tow to find some fun things!!
I used GOLD brads and GOLD stars as my GOLD additions.  Otherwise most of the layout is done with Doodlebug Design "Sweet Cakes" paper pack and some Stampin' Up Cardstock.  I also used the "American Girl" title cut from the actual shopping bag from the trip.  Some ink pens to doodle, some ribbon and VOILA!   

I am also entering my layout over at Artful Delight ASC #21 July Sketch Challenge.  Thank you Leeanne for this great sketch!!!

And...I couldn't pass up the chance to enter over at Scrap it with a Song where their song choice for their challeng is Tom Petty's "American Girl."  PERFECT!!  And my my Husband will be happy since this is in his TOP 5 for all time song favorites!!

Come join us over at Lasting Memories by this Saturday 7/21 at 9pm EST and be "Featured" or a part of our TOP 3 for the week.  Ohhh... and bonus... Karen only needs 5 more followers to reach her goal of 300.  Become a follower and you will be put in the hat for a chance at a fun Surprise Goodie bag!!  Can't beat that!!

Monday, July 9, 2012

DDC #19 - "Noah's Ark 2 x 2" - Happy Birthday Card

Happy Monday everyone!  Before I bring you the next fun challenge happening over at Digi Darla's... I want to announce my winner from last week's Blog Hop!!  
The lucky winner of Digi Darla's BEACH TIME image is...

Woo Hoo!!  Congratulations!!  Thank you for your lovely comments!!
**  Olga.. Please comment on this post with your email address, and I will email to you the Digi Image.  **

Now onto this week's challenge! This week our theme is "Noah's Ark 2 by 2"
(Use 2 of something on your creation - 
it does NOT have to be animal theme as long as we see 2 of something on your project)

We as DT this week "Teamed" up in pairs and chose a Digi Darla image that each team would do. My partner was KAREN... so you can check out what she did Here!!   It was great fun seeing what each one of us would do with the same image!
 So here is my inspiration...
Besides this adorable image called "Dino Lunch"...
 I used 2 brads and 2 ribbon pulls with flags as my theme for the 2 x 2 challenge.

Now hop on over to the Digi Darla Challenge blog to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with and to PLAY ALONG with us this week!!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

We have a...
"Play 'N' Win"
Our play and win Freebie this week is "Scallop Flowers"
Everyone is a winner with Play and Win! You have to join us
and each entry will receive a FREEBIE just for playing!! So here is

this weeks "Play n Win" Freebie:

Cardstock:  SU Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Other:  SU Bashful Blue ribbon, Night of Navy brads, Dots embossing folder, SU Markers for coloring, Happy Birthday sentiment from "Up and Away", 1 inch circle punch, 1 1/4" square punch
Digi Image:  Digi Darla's "Dino Lunch"

Monday, July 2, 2012

DDC #18 - Sketch Challenge, Blog Hop and playing with the Ladies over at SCIC 56

Hello stamping friends!! We are having something fun this week over at Digi Darla's! We're having a little hop to showcase some of the new releases at our sister site - Digital Stamp Club!! Each of us on the DT chose an image from all of the June releases to show you and guess what? Each one of us will be choosing one lucky winning comment to receive our image choice!! So make sure you hop around to all our blogs and be sure to comment for a chance to win a DD image!!! We're also giving away a GRAND PRIZE!! Just for joining us, using a DIGI DARLA image, you will have a chance to win ALL of the June's New Release images!!! OMGosh!! 

So, let's get this party started, shall we?? If you've arrived here from VANESSA then you are on the right track!! If you're just arriving, please be sure to start at the very beginning, Denise's blog, so you don't miss one thing!! Our challenge this week is to follow this card sketch, designed by our very own - Karen!!! Easy peezy!!

And here's my creation using Digi Darla's BEACH TIME.  

As you can see, I made the sketch into a square card. This is a CONGRATS card for a dear friend/co-worker that has finally retired from a position that I almost had the pleasure of taking over.  But then I made the glorious decision to "Step Down" from that possibility 4 years ago to be a MOM (and everything else).  I joke with my friend that I "Retired" before she did.  :-)  Needless to say... I'm happy that she finally did it.  
I also added to the inside of the card... not something I normally do.

I am also entering my card over at the newest challenge over at Stampin' Celebration #56 where the challenge is to use this photo as inspiration.  
The beach theme, blues, oranges, water, beach chair clearly inspired me!!

Now before you leave, be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to 
win the fabulous image of BEACH TIME that I used on my card!!
 Don't forget to join our challenge this week for a chance to win the entire June Release-you need to use a Digi Darla image!!!
  If you don't have one, please email Karen and she'll send you a past freebie!

Your next stop is the super talented KAREN!! Happy hopping and look fwd to seeing you at Digi Darla's this week!! Good luck!

Master Hop List

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Marina Mist, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Polka Dot Parade DSP, Martha Stewart Essentials paper Pad.
Stamps:  Digital Image from Digi Darla's called "Beach Time", Stampin' Up sentiments from Congrats and Happy Greetings.
Other:  SU 5/8" White Stain Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie corduroy buttons, 5/8" punch for glitter water from EK Success, "Random Beach Embellies", SU paper pack piercing essentials for the inside of the card, scallop border punch, ribbon punch, brocade blue SU chalk.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

LMCB # 95 - Use Red/White or Red/White/Blue

Good morning everyone!  First off, I'd like to take a minute and send out good wishes to all that are dealing with the nasty storms through the U.S.  Here is hoping you are safe and well!!

Is it really July 1st??  Gosh... well... in honor of that... we have the newest challenge for you 
We are recognizing the celebrations of CANADA DAY and 4TH OF JULY!!

Show us your layouts with either RED and WHITE colors only.
RED, WHITE and BLUE colors only.

Here's mine...
Slight tilt in my photo.  I literally ran outside on our deck for 30 seconds to take this photo before the MONSOON hit.  It's Muggy and Rainy here.  But it's ok. I am thankful that is all it is.
This was 4 years ago... my kiddies look so young.  This was a small little 4th of July celebration at our house with just us and our neighbors outside.  We made the best of it!  Now with a change in Hubby's work schedule, we are able to venture out and hopefully spend more time with family and see the BIG fireworks.
Left Page

Right Page 

My entire layout is made using Stampin' Up Products. 
Night of Navy, Real Red , Whisper White and Bashful Blue cardstock.
Stamp Sets:  Big Deal Alphas and Big Deal Numbers, Quirky Alphas, (Not sure of name of tiny star stamp and "Memories" stamp...but I know they are retired.)
Embellies:  Star Punch, big and small, 5/8" Real Red Gross grain ribbon, White gel pen

I thought I'd share another layout that I just posted a few weeks ago, but thought I'd share again because it fits the theme!!  :-)

Happy Week to you all!!  Enjoy Celebrating your Holidays.
I'll be back tomorrow with the a card to share and Blog Hop!
See you then!!