Monday, July 22, 2013


Hey everyone!  It's time for DDC # 72 "Christmas in July" challenge over at Digi Darla's 
Here is my lovey dovey card using DD "Santa and Mistletoe."  :)  I thought it was cute.  Now to hide from the Hubby so I can give to him at some point.
Just by playing with us at Digi Darla's, you could win up to 8 images!!  Why not??!!  Hope to see you over there.  (Link above.)

I know... strange to be thinking of Christmas... but it's only 5 months away. Yikes.  If anything, if you are experiencing the HOTNESS of summer weather, hopefully my card and this challenge will cool you off a bit.  
Thanks for stopping by and come join us and get those Holiday Cards done.

I am also entering this over with Lesley over at Always Playing with Paper where they are having a CHRISTMAS in JULY challenge for the whole month of July.  
You just gotta check out Lesley's creations anyways... she does spectacular work!  I had the pleasure of being on a Design Team with her and never a "so so" creation. 

Enjoy!!  Have a great day!!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

LMCB 149 "Birds and Bees."

Happy Sunday all!  It's time for the next challenge over at
And the theme...
"The Birds and the Bees."  
LOL!! It's not what you think... we want to see either 
BIRDS or BEES on your layouts this week. 
 Although... pretty funny, our DT had quite the discussion as you can imagine.  We didn't want to scare you. 

I chose BIRDS to showcase on my layout.  I feel this photo doesn't do my layout justice.  Darn nighttime photography... but the photos hold a special place in my heart.  This was in 2010 on our annual Family Vacation.  Our kiddos were 7 and 4 and to think that it is 3 years later.  Oh how time FLIES!!!  Thus my birds on my layout.  :)
Here is a close-up of my birds.

I used a kit from Close to My Heart called   "Magnifique."  Then I added some elements from Little Yellow Bicycle "Paradise" collection.

Hope you can join us this week!  Can't wait to see your take on this challenge.!!


Monday, July 15, 2013

Miss You...

This is my 2nd post today.  
Please scroll down to see my layout for Lasting Memories.  :)
Happy Monday once again!!  There is a new challenge at Digi Darla's today.
It's a SKETCH challenge from DENISE, our challenge coordinator. Yay!!

Here is the sketch.

I wanted to keep my card simple... but with the full effect of a Hot Air Balloon in the sky.  So I used clusters of clouds where the circles are and cut out my Digital Image for extra 3D pop.  The image I used is called "Up and Away Balloon."

You have a chance to win up to 8 FREE Digi Images for playing along!  5 just for playing and 3 more if you use a Digi Darla image.  Hope to see you try out the sketch.  Who doesn't love a good sketch??  The rest of the DT gals did some fun ideas.  Take a look HERE.

I'm also entering my card at Color Throwdown # 250.  They are celebrating 5 years!  I fell in love with the color combo!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting.

Rise "n Shine

Good evening... and Good morning!!  (Depending on your part of the world)  I'm here to bring you the latest and greatest challenge over at Lasting Memories # 148.  This week's challenge is...
Country colors (oranges, yellows, greens, browns), country paper patterns or the DT even came up with a  doing your ACTUAL Country colors... like Red, White and Blue for the US or Red and White for Canada.  Lots of ideas for this one.  Also include some kind of charm on your layout.

Besides my country palette of colors that I chose, I also used the plaid paper and the different wild flowers paper reminded me of a country farm.  The THEME or title of my layout also represents that first morning wake up.  With the bright sun shining and the knowledge of a new day.  I think the only thing missing is some roosters making noise.  :)  My charm is the B under the photo.  The first letter of both of our kids.  I just recently discovered INSTAGRAM and caught this photo of my two kiddies last week as they greeted me on our bed with smiles to wake me up.  Summer has been some late night stay ups and some late morning sleep ins.  With the magic of Instagram, I was also able to color the photo with a reddish tint effect.  

Most of my supplies are from My Minds Eye and Simple Stories (the letters)

I am also entering my layout with the Ladies over at Sketches in Thyme using their # 117 sketch.  Haven't played with them in a while.  Always love their sketches.

I hope you find some time to join Lasting Memories this week.  With the BUSY days of summer, it felt good to finally get some photos scrapped.  Maybe you can too.  :)
Thanks for stopping by.  Check out the "Monday Mojo" from the fabulous DT coming up in a few hours over at LM.