Monday, October 29, 2012

Artful Delight Shout Out and Thank You!!!

Hello everyone!!  I wanted to take a quick minute to say a BIG Thank You to Leeanne and the Gals over at Artful Delight... Delightful Inspiration for choosing me as the WINNER for their October Sketch Challenge.  You can see my winning layout HERE!!

I will soon be the proud owner of their October Scrapbooking Kit.
(10) October 2012 - Scrapbook Kit
Look at all those Goodies!!!

If you would like to own one of these babies... go HERE to purchase.  I highly suggest you take a look!!

Leanne will be coming out with her November Kit very soon!
Update... the November Kit has been revealed.  You can go HERE to see!!  :)

You will have a chance to purchase or even better, play along with her next Scrapbook or Card sketch challenge that will be starting the 1st of November for your chance to WIN.

I have purchased some of these kits in the past, and let me tell you... lots of fun stuff to play with!  I STILL have 1/2 of a kit left over from last Fall.  Everything coordinates so well and the quality of everything is perfect!

Have fun Ladies!!  Hope to see you over at Artful Delight joining their challenges!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Warm Winter Wishes Card - DDC # 35 and I'm playing along with Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Hello everyone!!
It's time for the next challenge over at Digi Darla's DDC # 35.  

The theme of the challenge is..."White Delight"... with a splash of color.

Make any paper creation using any digital or stamped image with mostly WHITE in mind with a splash or hint of color!!
  Today I have a card that show cases (do I dare say it?? ) SNOW!!  I loved this cute little SNOWMAN from Digi Darla's .  We have had so much rain these days, I almost want it to turn to snow.  It's much prettier and somewhat drier.

By playing with us over at Digi Darla's, you have a chance to wine 5 FREE Digital Images of your choice from Digi Darla's!!

I am also sharing this with the Ladies over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday #177.  This was the perfect sketch for my little Snow guy!!

Thank you so much for swinging by today!  I hope you find some crafting time this week!! 
Until my next crafty moment...see you then!!  :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

First Day of School - LMCB # 111 "Double Take" challenge

Good Evening Friends!!  
I was finally able to get another layout done for this week's newest challenge over at Lasting Memories.  It's been a a busy few weeks for me.  A GOOD busy... but it's nice to calm down and be able to get to my paper crafting.  

This week the challenge is "DOUBLE TAKE." 
 Use 2 of the same photo or Use 2 similar photos.  The DT has shown us all kinds of ways to interpret this challenge.  Speaking for myself, I learned a new technique or two from their submissions.  So definitely go check them out!!

Here's Mine...

I simply used 2 photos of my kiddos on their first day of school.  2 photos, 2 kids, 2 different backgrounds and 2 big smiles!!  :)
Here's a close-up...

I am also entering this over with Leeanne over at Artful Delight ... Delightful Inspiration and the scrapbook sketch challenge for October.  ASC# 25.

Here is the sketch I followed...
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Thanks so much for stopping by!!  See you tomorrow with some Halloween cuteness!!

Cardstock:  SU Crumbcake, Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, My Minds Eye Designer Paper
Embellies:  Sticker Letters from Finishing Accentz and Sticko, SU Playground Buttons, Star punch, various circle punches, black marker, rick regals brads, Baker's twine

Monday, October 15, 2012

"S" is for SCARECROW - DDC #33 Alphabet Challenge

Good Monday Morning to you!!  
Today is the start of another fun challenge over at Digi Darla's.  

It's the ALPHABET Challenge.  

Pick a letter from the alphabet, pick a coordinating digital image, make a project and enter the challenge!!

I chose S is for Scarecrow... and used this cute little image from Digi Darla's called
Lil' Lad Scarecrow

I also am joining the Ladies over at Freshly Made Sketches # 56 for providing this sketch.  
Thank you!!!
I always like cards with the sentiment on the outside, 
so that is the only swaying from the sketch that I did.

Cardstock:  SU Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White, Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink:  SU Markers - same colors as cardstock.  Adding Blushing Bride for the skin.
Stamps:  Digi Darla "Lil Lad Scarecrow", SU Loads of Love Accessories
Embellies:  Random Chocolate Twine, SU Pacific Point corduroy buttons, small/large tag punch, paper piercing grid.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

"Thoughts Of You Warm My Heart" - DDC # 32 Z-Fold Card

Hello everyone!!  So I am here to remind you about the FUN challenge going on over at 
Digi Darla's this week!!  I first told you about this on Monday... but finally have my card to show you.  
(I've been working behind the 8 ball lately.  :) ) 


Show us fun and creative ways that you fold your cards or projects!!

I chose a pretty basic "Z-FOLD" for my card using a DIGI DARLA image called
"A Cup of Heart Chocolate"
Awww... doesn't that make you all warm and tingly inside??  
I made this card for my Hubby just because!!  He RARELY checks out my blog, so I should be able to sneak it at him as a surprise. We are huge Hot Cocoa/Coffee drinkers, so this was perfect.

And all opened up...

Quick directions on how I folded this...
Just start out with a piece of card stock cut at 4 1/4" x 9 3/4".
Score it at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2".
Then just alternate the folds and voila!!
Decorate until your heart is content!!

I was also very inspired by the challenge over at The Paper Players # 116 where the theme is "Cup of Joy."  Use a cup or cups!  Well, I hope they like mine... cuz I do.  :)

Thanks for looking and see you soon with another project/challenge!!
Happy Day!!

Cardstock:  SU Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Real Red Pawsitively Prints DSP.
Stamps:  Digi Darla's "A Cup of Heart Chocolate", Stampin' Up sentiment "Filled with Love."
Embellies:  SU Triple heart punch, Eyelet border punch, Small Oval punch, Creative Memories circle cutters, Crumb Cake 5/8" ribbon, Markers, pencils and blender pens to color image.

Monday, October 8, 2012

DDC 32 "How do you Fold" and WINNER of Blog Hop Image

Good morning!!  
Quick post here to let you know about the next challenge that has started over at Digi Darla's today!!  
"How do you fold??"  Show us your creative ways of folding your cards, pages, projects!!  

And guess what! This week we're being sponsored by "Delicious Doodles"!

Challenge runs until Saturday 10/13 at 6pm EST!!

And... one more thing for this Monday Morning... my winner of last week's Blog Hop and the fun 
"Colorful Sailboat" image is...


Leave a comment here with your email here and I will get that image right to you!!!
Happy Monday everyone.  
I'll be back a bit later with my "How do you Fold" Card!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

LMCB # 109 "Hometown" - The State Fair

Good Sunday Afternoon!!  I have a fun layout to share with you for the newest challenge over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges.

"My Hometown"
is the theme of the challenge.
Scrap about anything that tells a little something about your hometown or where you grew up as a child.  This could be a memory, moment, annual event, school spirit,  simply the personality of where you live... so many different avenues for this one!!

This happens to be my current hometown.  I grew up about 45 minutes away.  So I guess you would say I stay close to the nest.  Every year we have a Annual State Fair that bombards our streets!  10 days of traffic jams, parades, concerts and lots of fun.

And here are some close-ups...

I was determined to use LOTS of photos.  I think I still have 30 more from the day.  

I am also entering this into the latest challenge over at Just Add Ink # 10 where it's a color challenge to use BRIGHT colors!  Being that the fair photos are all over the place with different happenings... I loved the idea of using bright, bold rainbow colors.  Says happy and cheery to me!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  I hope you find some time to join Lasting Memories and show us a little about your Hometown.
Challenge closes Saturday, 10/13 at 6pm EST.
We are also looking for a Guest Designer for November!!  Be sure to put GDT after your name.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

DDC # 31 "Add a Little Sunshine" with a Blog Hop

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 SEPTEMBER new releases at our sister site - Digital Stamp Club!! Each of us on the DT chose an image from all of the new 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 September 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
"Add A Little Sunshine" (use yellow/orange/sunset/rise colors) 

And here's my creation using Digi Darla's COLORFUL SAILBOAT.  I took the challenge a little literal and added the actual "Sunrise" with the Yellow/Orange colors.  This card makes me want to go on a long sailboat ride.  I have never been!!  

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 September 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

Digi Darla digital Image - Colorful Sailboat (from September 2012 New Releases)
A - Muse Stamps - "Life's a Breeze" sentiment
Stampin' Up Products-  DSP Patterns pack - Daffodil Delight, Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Island Indigo, Twine in Island Indigo, Designer Button from Holly Berry Bouquet, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/2" Circle punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Markers:  Real Red, Pool Party, Yoyo Yellow, Island Indigo.  Close to Cocoa & Brocade Blue colored pencils used with blender pen.
Creative Memories - Oval Cutting Template 3 7/8" x 3"

How I put this card together:
1.  This is your basic 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" size card. (Crumb Cake card stock)
2.  I cut the white background to 5 3/8" x 4 1/8".
3.  Before adhering the white base onto the Crumb Cake card, I cut two 1" x 5 3/8" strips of Island Indigo card stock.  The top one I used the 1" circle punch and made consecutive "half circle" punches to simulate waves.
4.  The bottom one I also used the 1" circle punch and again cut "half circle" punches, but lined them along the bottom to create a bigger scallop.
5.  I then cut a 1" piece of crumb cake card stock and and used the scallop border punch on each side.
6.  Before adhering that on top of the Island Indigo pieces, I wrapped a single piece of twine along with  the red button and secured with a glue dot and tied a bow.
7.   Using the 1 1/2" circle punch, punch out whole circle from Tangerine Tango card stock.
8.  Place under tips of the waves on the left and hanging over the side of the white card stock a bit.
9.  Cut six 1/4" x 5" pieces of Daffodil Delight patterned paper.  Place these in a "Sunburst" pattern extending from the center Tangerine Tango circle.  These pieces will overhang the white card stock.
10.  Once all placed, simply cut off the excess of the strips and the center circle so it is all flush with the edges.
11.  Adhere entire white card base down onto Crumb Cake card.
12.  Color up Digi Image and cut using 3 7/8" x 3" measurement and then backing with slightly bigger piece of Island Indigo card stock.
13.  Place on top of card front using dimensionals or pop dots.
14.  Finish off card with simple stamped sentiment in Island Indigo ink at the bottom.