Monday, November 26, 2012

"Winter Joy" - DDC # 39 Friendship Challenge

Good Monday Morning!  I hope everyone that celebrated Thanksgiving this past week, got to enjoy a LONG weekend!!!  
Well it's Monday, and we are back at it!  I'm here to tell you about the latest challenge happening over at Digi Darla's.
Let's see those FRIENDSHIP cards!!

I'm in the Holiday mood, so I chose this adorable image from 

I had fun coloring this cutie!  Come on over to Digi Darla's and join us.  The rules have changed, you don't have to use a Digi Darla image to play along or for your chance to win!  But if you DO use a Digi Darla image, you get 2 entries for the prize!!!

I'm also entering my card over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
I am loving their sketches!!! 
Come see for yourself!  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll be back soon.  I have lots of MOJO dancing in my head.  
Have a great day!!

FB Thankful Journal 12x12 Page - LMCB # 116 "Naked Layouts"

Hi everyone!  Sooo... did any part of my Post Title get your attention??  :)  Hee Hee.  Well this week at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges it's all about making a "NAKED" layout.  
That means... no PHOTOS.  It can be a Story Page, a special page for your Kiddo's with school work etc., Newspaper clippings, All of your concert ticket stubs, or simple a page that will be intended for photos, but leave it blank.
Well, I really didn't know what I was going to do, then it HIT me.  On November 1st, I decided to keep a "Thankful Journal" on my Facebook page for all 22 days of November leading to Thanksgiving.  Well... I wanted to KEEP this somehow and VOILA!! 
NAKED Layout in the making!!  

As my DT Sister's can vouch... I am one that LOVES my photos... so this originally stumped me.  But so glad for this challenge, or I would not have took the time to do this.

Some Close-ups...

Would love to see what your mind can come up with!!  Let me be an inspiration for you... since I was honestly originally clueless.  

I'm actually getting the nerve to create a "December Daily."  I've seen others and think what a fantastic way to keep track of the December happenings and Traditions.  If you have any tidbits on that project, would love to hear.  It's something I would do about every 5 years to see how things change or stay the same from year to year.  

Come join us over at Lasting Memories this week!!  
You have a chance to be Featured, part of the TOP 3 or possibly a Guest Designer for December.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Let it Snow... "Snowmageddon 2012' and my WINNER from the DT lift off Challenge.

Happy Thanksgiving EVE everyone!! Yes... even all of my Canadian friends!  So thankful to know you... and you all know who you are!!  ;) 
 I'm here to finally bring you a layout I did for the latest challenge over at Lasting Memories!!

Use Rubber Stamps somewhere on your layout.  You know you all have them!!

My Stamped Title...

Different Angle... 

I STAMPED my "Let it Snow" title with a stamp from Stampin' Up called "Big On Christmas."  I colored it in with SU pencils and then Blender Pens over that. 

These are photos from January of this year.  It was our first BIG snow storm.  Here, they are only supposed to last 1 to 2 days... well this one kept going on for a total of 6 days.  I think we had 22 inches measured on our deck when all was said and done.  These photos are from the 1st and 2nd day.  After that, the kids kind of get tired of the cold, wet and muck (as I call it).  But definitely something to  remember!!

I hope you can find some time to join us for this EASY PEASY challenge. 

I was also inspired by 3 additional challenges for my layout!!

This is my first time playing with these ladies!  Thanks for the "Push."

And been meaning to join these Gals for a while.  They were one of my first ever challenges.

And... don't go anywhere yet... I am announcing my WINNER from our DT Lift Off challenge.  All you had to do was comment!  And my winner is...
Please comment on this post with your email address, so I can get in touch with you.  :)

Woo Hoo!  

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Will see you soon!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thankful Thoughts of You

HELLO!!!!!!  I have not disappeared!!  Although, you would think that!  My poor blog has been a little lonely over the last 2 weeks plus!  We had a mini getaway and then just lots of "Life" things that come up and get in the way.  Nothing negative... just busy.  :)  So with that in mind... I have a "Thankful" card to share  just in time for Thanksgiving!!  I know my blog is screaming CHRISTMAS... but I'm trying to get ahead of the game.  And I think I'm a little excited for the Holidays this year! 

It's time for the latest challenge over at Digi Darla's!!  
DDC # 38 is all about "Thanksgiving / Thank you / Thankful!" 

I used an image from Digi Darla's called "FALL FRUITS"

The winner will receive 5 images from Digi Darla's Designs!!!
You do not have to use a Digi Darla image to play!  But if you do, you get 2 ENTRIES in the drawing... and  
1 Entry using any image you want.  So come join us!!  
Grab Our Badge!!

I am also entering my card over at Pals Paper Arts # 147 - an Inspiring Sketch Challenge

And another inspiring challenge is with the gals over at 

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
See you soon with a layout for the latest Lasting Memories Challenge "STAMP" those layouts 
(and my winner of blog candy.)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

LMCB # 113 DT LIFT OFF - Pumpkin Patch Layout

Good Evening!  I am finally here to share with you the newest challenge over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges 113.  It's a DT LIFT OFF!!  Pick a layout from our fabulous Design Team to "Lift" aka Copy and then link up HERE by Saturday 11/10 at 6pm EST for your chance to WIN or be a part of our Top 3!!!

Here is my layout for you to possibly "LIFT."  And I would also like to point out that I used a Digi Image from Cedar Chest Designs called PUMPKIN PATCH.

Cedar Chest Designs is our new monthly sponsor.  You have a chance to win a $10.00 Gift Certificate to the store for playing along!!

Our New Sponsor - Cedar Chest Designs

Closeup of their Digi Image in the bottom middle...

Would you like a 2nd chance to win??
  Grab a FREEBIE and use that on your LO!! So it's up to you - one or two chances to win a $10 gift certificate!!

And I am not done... I am offering a bit of my own Blog Candy!!
Fun Stickers/Embellies

1. Leave a comment for 1 chance to win.
2.  Become a follower for a 2nd chance to win.
3.  Lift my layout for a 3rd chance to win.
How easy!!!!

A few other challenges that inspired me with my layout...

1.  Scraproom Blog - November Sketch (See Below)... You have until November 30th to try this one!
TSR Challenges

2. 4 Crafty Chicks 114 - A day to Remember - My layout is from 2009 from a trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  We haven't gone to the patch for the last 3 years... a little sad in my eyes. So I want to remember when the kiddos enjoyed this so hopefully we can try and go next year.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies:  All supplies from Stampin' Up, unless otherwise noted.
Cardstock:  Autumn Vine DSP, More Mustard, Really Rust, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip.
Embellies:  Designer Natural Buttons, Spice Cake BIG Buttons, Linen Thread, Cupcake punch, Scallop Punch, 1" circle punch, Small Oval punch, Random Letter Stickers.
Digi Image:  Pumpkin Patch from Cedar Chest Designs