Monday, August 27, 2012

DDC 26 "For the Little Ones" 12 x 12 layout

Good Monday morning!!  It's time for the newest challenge over at Digi Darla's!!  This week the challenge is "For the Little Ones."  Meaning create a project that has to do with kids, for kids or about kids.  Well yay I say!!  Lots of kids photos I have to scrap.  This is our daughter in the 2nd grade during her first big debut as a Junior Cheerleader at our Local High school.  Pretty fun.  The High school cheerleaders taught 3 main cheers that all of the little girls learned in about 3 hours and then performed at halftime of the Basketball game.  They were great.  And so darn cute!!

(Used BUGABOO image Brat Sports - Cheerleader Girl)

The challenge is being sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps.  If you play using either a Digi Darla Image or a Bugaboo Image, you have a chance to win 7 FREE Digi Images from Bugaboo Stamps!  Woo Hoo!!

You also get this FREE image just for playing!!!

So what are you waiting for??  Hope to see you over at Digi Darla's this week!!  

Sunday, August 26, 2012

LMCB # 103 - A Summer's End

Ahhhhh... it's almost the end of summer and school is starting in just under 1 1/2 weeks.  I think I am a bit excited... but oh to get into routines and alarms going off in the morning.???  Hmmm... sort of a win/loss.  It's been a GREAT summer and we have been oh so busy!!  
This week's challenge over at Lasting Memories is all about the End of Summer and WHAT DO YOU DO??  Do you take a last minute quick vacation?? Do you sit poolside one last time?  Is there an annual county fair that you attend?  Do you make a day out of school clothes shopping??  We want to see!!

My layout is showcasing photos from 2 summers ago.  We spent a day of Labor Day weekend over at the In-Laws Beach house.  It's a fun and relaxing BIG FAMILY get together where we just do whatever the heck we want, have a great dinner and say Goodbye to summer!  Wine, Fishing, Food and Family.  

This year... we are doing something similar.  Although we have been doing lots of "Cram it in the the end of summer" things lately.  I may just have more layouts to showcase this theme!!

Come join us and get a chance to win this...
You have until Saturday, September 1st to join us.  Link up HERE.

Don't forget about our giveaway this mth! One lucky winner will win a copy of MMS V3!
Link up your creation, winner announced next week!!

Don't forget, we're also still looking for a Guest DT for Sept too!!! Be sure to add GDT with your name/link if you're interested!! Guest DT for Sept announced next week as well!

Cardstock behind photos:  Stampin' Up Night of Navy and Baja Breeze
Everything else is Little Yellow Bicycle products!!
Except... the alpha sticker letters are Fiskars - Cloud 9 by Design.

Monday, August 20, 2012

LMCB 102 "It's Cool to be Cool" Big Splash Layout

And here I am again to bring you the latest challenge that started 

"It's COOL to be COOL" is the challenge theme.  
We want to see how you COOL off during the summer.  
It can be your favorite refreshing beverage, your toes in the water, swimming,
 eating a popsicle, taking a boat ride... so many options!  

And Here is mine...

And... here is the GIVEAWAY reminder for the month!!  The more you play, the more chances you have to win!!
And... we are looking for a Guest DT for September!!  Just add GDT at the end of your name on your entry.  You have until Saturday, August 25th at 9pm EST to join us!! Link up HERE.

Two other challenges that inspired me with my layout...
Go Fish Challenge Blog - Summer Theme Photo

Lady Bugs Crafts Ink Challenge Blog - Summer Fun theme.

And a 3rd challenge that I just learned of... over at Unique Crafter's Challenge where Anything Goes.  Up to 3 entries and nothing older than 3 months back.  Well... gosh... would love to try with this layout.  It's one of my favs!!

Thanks for looking!!  Hope you are all having a wonderful summer!!

Supplies:  Everything is by Little Yellow Bicycle SPLASH collection... except the Crumb Cake cardstock used for my background paper and the "Splash" title are random letter stickers and the clouds are with my SU cupcake punch.

DDC # 25 "Mining For Silver" Blue Angels Layout

Good Monday morning all!!  The next challenge is up for Digi Darla's!!!
This week the challenge is "Mining for Silver"
Show us your SILVER anything!!  Brads, Eyelets, Ribbon, Ink... whatever you got!!  

I created a 2 page 12 x 12 layout of our family watching
 the BLUE ANGELS perform a few weekends ago.
I used the image from DIGI DARLA'S called AVIATOR KITTY # 8

As far as the use of SILVER on my layout... there are 2 eyelets that I used in the centers of the wheels of the plane.  That is silver rope cord/twine coming from behind the plane to show "Movement" and then I added a silver bling star in between my BLUE ANGELS Title.

Here are some close-ups.

Other challenges that inspired me for my layout...

Scrap it with a Song - "Leaving on a Jet Plane" - Obviously lots of Jet Planes here!!

Frosted Designs - Fabulous Friday to use Twine or Ribbon - I used my twisting silver cord/twine behind the plane for movement.  Usually I would just draw this with a pen.

If you decide to join our "Mining For Silver" challenge at Digi Darla's... 
there is a "Play and Win" freebie just for entering!!  

"Play 'N' Win"
Our play and win Freebie this week is "blessing Of Heaven 6"

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!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Cardstock:  SU Brilliant Blue, Summer Sun, Whisper White, Bordering Blue
Digi Image: Digi Darla's Aviator Kitty # 8 colored with SU Markers
Cricut: Title cut from Base Camp using Shadow blackout and regular font
Embellies:  SU Silver Cord, Silver Eyelets, Silver Star punched in glimmer paper with Star punch

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A NEW Challenge Blog for you DIGITAL Lovers out there... and they are looking for a DT!!!!

Hi everyone!  I just wanted to stop in real quick to tell you all about a NEW Challenge Blog that my dear bloggy friends KAREN and DENISE have started.

And... they are looking for a Design Team!!!  Go check them out!  Looks like a lot of fun and you will not regret your visit!!  

Yay Ladies!!  So Happy for you!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

DDC # 24 and WINNER of Digi Image from last week's blog hop!!

Happy late night Monday all!!  First off... it's the start of another fun challenge over at Digi Darla's!  We are "Digging for GOLD."  We want to see how you use GOLD on your cards!!  Brads, Bling, Glitter, Paper, Ribbon... whatever you can find!  

(My Card will be coming soon!!)

V's Sweet Ideas is proud to sponsor this challenge

V's Sweet Ideas is owned by Vanessa Vergara. V's Sweet Ideas was created to offer handmade cards for all occasions and now has expanded to offer crafting supplies. V's Sweet Ideas carries a variety of known brands such as My Minds Eye, Maya Roads and May Arts Ribbon to meet the needs of all types of crafters! We are happy to offer the winner a $10 gift certificate to our online store!

I would like to share with you my WINNER from our Blog Hop last week of the very sweet image from Digi Darla's called "Brother N' Sister Sharing."


You are my lucky winner!  
Please email me HERE with your email address so I can get this image sent off to you!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you find some time to join us at Digi Darla's for our latest challenge!!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

LMCB 101 "A Special Celebration"

Happy Sunday everyone!  Ohhh what a wonderful summer we are having.  Which explains my lack of posting and creating!!  But gosh... here I am to share a quick layout with you and to tell you all about the newest challenge starting over at Lasting Memories.  The theme of the challenge is a SPECIAL CELEBRATION.  Most think of Birthdays, Holidays, Anniversaries etc... well... our family celebrated with our youngest learning how to walk. (and honestly... birthdays photos are always harder for me to scrap... I've got piles)  1 month prior he wanted to sooo bad... and couldn't quite figure it out. All of the sudden... we are suffering one night with bad colds... should've been sleeping... and there goes our son... taking off down the hallway.  I guess he thought we needed some late night excitement!  :-)
Here is my layout to share.  This is done with mostly stamping, fussy cutting and creating my own things... such as the road at the bottom.  Very quick and easy!

And... one last thing before you venture off... along with our challenge today... our DEAR BLOG LEADER for Lasting Memories is celebrating her BIRTHDAY!!

Karen - Owner
Go check out her wonderful creations and photography if you get a chance and wish my dear friend a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  :-)

Enjoy your day everyone!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

DDC 23 - How SWEET it is to be loved by you!!

Hello everyone!!  A quick HELLO to let you all know that I have not disappeared.  It's summertime... and that means a recent family vacation was had, full fledge soccer tournaments with our daughter, and amidst our HEAT WAVE that is going on now, our family managed to attend some of the annual SEAFAIR festivities this weekend.  I've been busy having fun... and am glad to have calmed down a bit in our COOL downstairs to create a few things.  So... thanks for hanging in there with me... and read on further to learn about a wonderful blog hop going on with an AWESOME prize!!  :-)

Hello stamping friends!! It's time for another new release hop this week over at Digi Darla's! We'll be showcasing some of the JULY new releases at our sister site - Digital Stamp Club!! Each of us on the DT chose an image from all of the July 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 theJuly'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 "Musical Lyrics" - we want to see a musical lyric on your creation. Any era, genre, it's completely up to you. Can even be a children's song!

And here's my creation using Digi Darla's "Brother N' Sister Sharing"

Even though this is a "Brother N' Sister" image... I am using it for more of a romantic image for a spouse or significant other.  My song Lyric "How sweet it is to be loved by you" by Marvin Gay or James Taylor... depending on what version song you know...
was perfect for this sweet image.  I printed the sentiment (Lyric) from my computer and the rest of the products used are from Stampin' Up.
Now before you leave, be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win this fabulous image!! Don't forget to join our challenge this week for a chance to win the entire July 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!

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