Monday, May 27, 2013

Lil' Chef - DDC 64 "Father's Day" Challenge (+ 2 other challenges for inspiration)

Happy Memorial Day to you all!  Along with those BBQ's and time being spent with your family today, I hope you remember the past, present and future for all of those that fight for our freedom.  Thank you!!

Today at Digi Darla's is another new fun challenge.  The theme this week is...

I decided to do another scrap layout about a recent event of when our son asked his Dad (former Chef) to show him how to cook.  Well okay then... not only did he learn how to cook rice on the stove top (simple), but I managed to snap this photo of the exact same mannerisms with his leg crossed in the back and the towel draped over the left shoulder.  A total Father/Son moment in my book!  
I used the Digi Darla Image "Number 1 Dad" - Newly Released last week. 

I also followed a sketch from My Scraps & More Sketches # 30

The newest challenge from The Pink Elephant TPE 201 is all about "Stars and Stripes" theme.
Got my stars, lots of strips or stripes and red, white and blue going on here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a great week!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

A little Putt Putt anyone?? LMCB 141 "Stamp it with a song." + 3 more inspiring challenges.

Happy Sunday everyone!!  Today I have a layout to share that I am most proud of  for I used ONLY cardstock, little ink, little twine and a little creativity to muster this up.  No extra store bought embellies.  Great way to use my scraps and my imagination!  :)

The newest challenge at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges is ...

Show us your use of STAMPS (rubber, clear or digital) along with a favorite SONG title or lyric.
Fun right??
My stamping is my Title "Putt Putt" with some old retired alpha sets from Stampin' Up and my Song is from "VACATION" by the Go Go's.  
All I ever wanted
Had to get away
Meant to be spent "With You."  
I changed the last word of the chorus from "Alone" to "With You."  More appropriate I think. 

A few Close-Ups... 

These are photos from almost 3 summers ago when just the 4 of us went to Ocean Shores.  We had an ALL WEATHER day and didn't really care that it was raining and the wind was blowing while we took on our game of Putt Putt golf.  It was fun and we were happy because we were on VACATION.  

I came across 3 MORE challenges that helped me with my layout.

First up... Color Throwdown # 243 - Using colors Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Black and White.  This completely called my name for my photos!!

Second Up... Pamela's World of Scrap - Sketch # 235b - LOVE this 2 pager!!! And LOVE that I found this blog!!

Ohhh... and did I go punch crazy!  :)
2 3/8" Scallop Punch - Clouds
Cupcake Builder Punch - Smaller Clouds
Pennant Builder Punch - The banner and the flag on the putting green
1/2" circle Punch - The putting hole
Owl Builder Punch - the circle part for the golf ball
Scallop Border Punch - The edges on the white cardstock
Arrow Punch - Where "Mini Golf" is added

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you get a chance to craft up some fun!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Family Hike... and HELLO! LMCB 139 and DDC 62 and inspiration from ColorQ 188.

Well Hello!!  Good to be back into the swings of crafting.  Thank you "Mother's Day" for letting me have a somewhat relaxing day and doing a little for myself as well.  :)  I hope the rest of you Mom's and Mom figures enjoyed your day!!
Let's just say kids, family, sports, activities and end of the school year everything has this Mom a little busy.  After a slight absence... I am here to bring you my TWO Design Team challenges with my creation today!!

In the midst of my busyness... we were able to take a family hike last weekend.  So hot, but so fun.  We were all proud we treked our way to the top and made it!!

First Challenge to note... is from Lasting Memories Layout Challenges that just started today (Sunday).  And this week we want to see those layouts inspired by a TV SHOW!!  Well my layout represents a new show on the Discovery Channel called "Dual Survival."  We accidentally turned that on one night, and the kids couldn't keep their eyes off of it.  So intriguing how those guys survive in the wilderness and many other outrageous conditions.  Our challenge goes until Saturday at 6pm EST.  Go check out what the rest of the DT did.  Lots of fun ideas!!  

Second Challenge to note... is from Digi Darla's that is starting in a few hours (Monday)... I'm just a few hours early since I did this one larger creation and well my wonderful DT gals said I could... since I felt a little off track lately.  Thank you Ladies!!
Our theme this week is to MAKE a TAG!!  Well as you can see... I made a tag... but then added it to my layout.  I used Digi Darla Image "Happy Hiker."
Here is a close up.
One thing to note... the mouse, squirrel and bird are added embellishments.  The DD image is the Hiker, sign and ground puddle.  
Go see a little later today the BEAUTIFUL tags that the DT made for this.  The challenge goes until 6pm EST next Saturday as well.  :)  Chance to win a total of 8 DD images!!!  

And finally... I was inspired by another challenge that I tend to look at weekly... but never have a chance to play.  I used the colors from Color Q 188.  

Here is my layout page by page...  shows the colors a tad better.  I brightened up my upper photo because I felt I couldn't see it.  

Other than the Digi Image and the random foliage and animal stickers... everything else is created with Stampin' Up cardstock and punches.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope to be back to posting a few times a week.  I have a lot of cards and pages to create.  I've missed it!!  I know you all can relate.  :)