Monday, March 25, 2013

Flowers and more Flowers - DDC # 55

Good Monday morning!!  Today is another challenge over at Digi Darla's.  This week's theme is...

Use Flowers on your projects

You can enter this challenge using any Digi or Stamped image of your choice from any company!!  You have a chance to win 5 images just for playing.  If you happen to use an image from Digi Darla's... you have a chance to win an additional 3 images.  So 8 images total.  Not a bad gig. 

Here's my card...
Using Digi Darla image "Dancing Dahlia's"

I am always needing cards without sentiments "Just ready to go."  That is one of these.  I need to have a few more on hand.  Anything from "Thinking of you" to "Get Well" to ???  would work with this. 

I am also entering my card over at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge # 180 using the following sketch.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Have a great day.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Just Us - LMCB # 132 (Clean and Simple) and a DT call!!!!

Good morning everyone!!  We have a great challenge over at
 Lasting Memories Layout Challenges #132 that starts today!
 It's all about CAS or "Clean and Simple." 

(Go to bottom of this post for info. about a DT call!!! )

 I feel that most of my layouts are on the clean and simple side.  If I add too much... they won't fit into my albums.  Here is my layout to share...  Other than the simplicity of the layout in general... I want to highlight that my title is "Simple" as well. My Husband planned a fun date night for US for my birthday celebration last month.  The highlight was seeing Cirque Du Soleil, Amaluna.  Oh My... talk about performers with no fear and such strength!  Wish I had photos to share... but none allowed.

 My first layout for 2013.  Yay!!  I still have about 8 years of random layouts to do... but who's keeping track?  :)

All supplies are from Stampin' Up except the alpha stickers for the title.  

2 other challenges that I am entering as well...

Stampin' Celebration #64 Sketch Challenge (You have just until the 25th to join this)

My Creative Time Designer Challenge  (You have until April 2nd to join this one)

I used the bottom row.  I have the Patterned hearts paper, Lace below the photo along with a metal button to the right and I faux stitched around the edges of the layout.

Now if you have made it this far (Thank you)... I get to tell you about a DESIGN TEAM call that we are having over at Lasting Memories.  We are looking to add 5ish NEW faces to our group.  Looking to join a "Stress Free" group of scrappers?  Then keep reading below... and then head on over to Lasting Memories, play along with this week's challenge and add DT to your name when linking up.  Easy!!  (Ex:  MicheleDT)

DT Info: 
  • Our challenges go live every Sunday at 8am EST
  • You will be active in our Yahoo Group, which is where we do all our DT stuff (and chat too!)
  • Comment on entries (we use a commenting system so it's easier)
  • Commit to 3 weeks per month - if you can't make a week, that's ok, but we ask that you make a post/mention on your blog letting your readers know of our challenges

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you make it a good one!

Monday, March 18, 2013

DDC 54 - Easter/Spring - Happy Easter Layout

It's the start of the latest challenge over at DIGI DARLA's!!  We want to see your EASTER and/or SPRING creations!!  Oh how I am ready for some sunshine.  We have had lots of teasing weather where I live.  Just wish it would make up it's mind.  And I have noticed our kiddos are much happier when the sun is out!!

Using DD Images Easter Bunny 3 Eggs and Happy Easter Eggs Wordart

In addition, I had some inspiration from the following 2 challenges.

A sketch from Just Add Ink #15 and their latest Scrapbooking challenge.  I used the sketch TWICE by flipping it around for the right page.  :)

and a color challenge from Color Throwdown # 233.  It was hard to stick to JUST these colors for a double page spread.. .but  I actually managed.  :)

Okay... show us your EASTER/SPRING creations over at Digi Darla's this week and get your chance to win 5 or up to even 8 FREE Digi Darla images.  See you there!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

LMCB 131 GREEN - "2" Wheels Layout

Hi everyone... so today is the start of a new challenge over at Lasting Memories Layout challenges!!  In honor of St. Patrick's Day... we want to see GREEN on those layouts!!  Easy enough!!
I had a few GREEN options to scrap about... so you just may see me a few times this week honoring this challenge.
In following my kiddos requests of scrapping certain things, I chose to scrap about our son who just learned how to ride his bike without training wheels.  Talk about huge FEAR straight to "Whoa, that's easy.  Look at me!!  "  :)

I also had some inspiration from the following 2 challenges...

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow with the newest challenge at Digi Darla's.  IN the mean time... check out what the rest of the DT created over at Lasting Memories!!  Come join us and show us your GREEN!!! 

Monday, March 11, 2013

DDC 53 - USE BUTTONS - Happy Birthday card to a Tiny Dancer!!

Hello everyone!!  Here we are at Monday again and that means a Brand New Challenge over at Digi Darla's!!  The theme of this weeks challenge is...

Let's see those buttons on your creations 1, 2 10... it's up to you!!

I created my card for my Niece that is turning 4 this month.  She has been taking ballet classes for a while now and my guess is she is a wonderful Tiny Dancer!!  I live a few States away, so I don't get to see her much.  I think she will like her card though!  It looks just like her!!  

I used DD Image "Ballet Beauty"

Come on over and join us at Digi Darla's for your chance at winning 5 FREE images just for playing along.  And if you use an actual image from Digi Darla, you get a 2nd chance to win another set of 3 FREE images.  How's that for a deal??  

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Happy week to you!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Good Luck! - DDC 52... Use Green

Well it's the lucky month of March.  And with that happens to be the next challenge over at Digi Darla's.  You have a chance to win a total of 8 Digi Darla Images!!  5 for just playing along with our challenge and an additional 3 for using a Digi Darla image as well.  Can't beat that!
The theme of the challenge is...


And here is my card using Digi Darla image "Shamrock Hat."  

I am also playing along with The Paper Players 135 - use STITCHING, either theme, real or faux. 
The latest challenge from Go Fish Challenge 36 - use GOLD.  ( I have my one little gold brad.  But lots of luck and glitteriness surrounding it.  :)

Hope you all try your luck with our GREEN challenge this week!!  Go HERE to see what the wonderful DT came up with.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

"Skylanders" - LMCB # 129 - Use 2 or 3 of something and Boys Rule February Sketch

Good morning all!!  Sunday... my favorite day of the week!  Sleeping in, Chocolate chip pancakes and for now, nothing on the calendar.  Awwwwwwww.  Hope you all find Sundays just as enjoyable and maybe get some scrappin' time in??  Well if you plan on it, come on over to Lasting Memories Layout Challenges and check out the new challenge!!  It's an EASY one.  And we have a PRIZE!!

"Two's Company, Three is a Crowd"
Use either 2 or 3 of something on your layouts!  

I chose to showcase 3 pictures on my layout.  I also have 2 journaling spots and 2 rows of arrows.  But I am mostly focusing on the 3 photos for this challenge.

I am seeing a trend to my scrapbooking lately.  My kids are requesting the layouts that I do next.  It's working!  I find when they ask me to scrap about something about them, of course I want to do it faster to see their smile when they see the finished product.  Pretty cool.  
This is our son and his infatuation with the X-box Video Game SKYLANDERS.  Each little figure that you see does something completely different in the game and there are almost 70 of these little guys to collect.  (Oh lucky us!!  :)  )  He is up to 26.  Many with his own money.  Oh the trends these days.  

I am also entering this over at Boys Rule Scrapbooking Kits - February Sketch Ch.

Thanks so much for taking a peek!  Happy day to you!!