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.  :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is beautiful! LOVING the photos, the colors and all the little bits you have on here!!

Haven_mom4 said...

So glad to see another creation based on the discovery channel. I wasn't sure what show I was after but knew the channel would fit. Super curious about the show you mentioned, sounds cool. Love the layout and the color challenge works great with it.

Denise Pustelniak said...

Awesome LO & tag! Perfect colors and it looks like it was alot of FUN! What a GREAT way to attack both challenges!

Denise Pustelniak said...

ME AGAIN! Love the way you combined both challenges! How ingenious!

TantiK Creation said...

Oh Wow!! What a fun pages! I love all the embellishments you added on.
Absolutely perfect for those great
Tanti :)

Karen Wilson said...

Well worth the wait, Michele. This is an awesome LO and cool you were able to fit a digi image on there to! Looks like you all had an amazing time!!

wendipooh13 said...

glad ya got some scrappin in!!!!! great layout and LOVE the wonderful photos, those colors work great!!!!

Claire R said...

Awesome LO! I am totally lovin the tag you did and the added fern embellies...

Anonymous said...

I really like your double layout. The two pages work perfectly together. Best of luck with the challenges. PS I'm following your blog now.

Helene Siermans said...

This is just gorgeous Michele! I love this page it just outstanding! So many great details to look at - love it!

Have a great week!
Hugs Nick

Sylvia said...

What a fun two page layout, Michelle, it looks like everyone had some fun! Thanks for sharing your pages with us at the colourQ.

Shea said...

Michele, this is GREAT! I love all the details and photos - thanks for going into such detail! Love the tag and those cute embellies! This is a fabulous layout, the kind I love because it has lots of STUFF!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

This is brilliant Michelle, love the tag which compliments the page so well
Julie x