Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Hey everyone!!  :)  Quick post for you today.  I just recently discovered INSTAGRAM.  My new fav thing.  Just had to share this card that I made for a friend that just turned 40 on Sunday.  Got my idea from Pinterest... but added a little of my own flair to this one.  My friend loved it.  So SUCCESS!!

Thanks for taking a peak!!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hello... DDC 77 - Anything goes with a twist

And HELLO again!!  ;)  Told ya I was on a crafty roll.  
Today is the next challenge over at Digi Darla's # 77

Anything goes with a twist
twist - use a digi image, add a bow and a butterfly

Here I used DD image "Sweet Cali"

I hope you can join us.  There are 8 FREE digi images from Digi Darla to be won if you do!!
Go HERE for all the details and to join!!

Thanks for stopping by and Yes... see you tomorrow.  

All Together Finally - LMCB 154 "Try Something New"

Hello!!  I can tell I have been HOME for a few days and getting back to routines...for I will have THREE crafty posts for you over the next 3 days.  Go me!!  
First up is the newest challenge over at Lasting Memories that started today!!
We want you to...
"Try Something New"
Well believe it or not... I have never used WASHI TAPE on my layouts.  I have 2 rolls to my name and finally dove for them in my bottom desk drawer and gave it a whirl.  I have to say... I WANT more. 
 (But stay tuned at the end of my post as to why I can't buy any... maybe you will join my adventure??)
So as you can see... my chevron Christmas colored washi tape found it's way holding down the corners of my photo, randomly placed on the bottom layout left corner... and my favorite was using it as an entire strip down the whole page along my other strips of paper.  Easy!! 
I am also entering my layout over at Sketches in Thyme #119 using their first August sketch.
And... here is a potential little challenge for you??
"The 50 Layout / No buy challenge"
Some of us over from the Lasting Memories Design Team have started a behind the scenes challenge to ourselves.  We all have to make 50 layouts without buying anything NEW!!  
We all have our own rules and regulations... for example, I can buy adhesive and black/white paper as needed and meet a Stamp Club obligation as it comes up.  But no going to ANY craft stores and purchasing anything new.  So we will all be shopping our own stash for the next 50 layouts.  Ugh!!  This is my FIRST layout of the challenge.  The faster we get done, the faster we can shop.  
If you want to join us... stop by here or over at Lasting Memories and tell us how you are doing.  As I told my fellow DT member Claire... it's like a diet and we are here to help eachother. 
Thanks for stopping by!  See you soon with my next creation to share.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My Blog Hop Candy Winner!! (From Lasting Memories scavenger hunt!!)

Hey all!!
Happy Tuesday??!!  Is that what day it is??  :)

Summer is coming to an end.  Kids are getting ready to go back to school and in a GOOD way, feel this Mom is trying to pack it all in quickly!!  Wanting to still do more fun things!
Summer goes too fast!!

I'm here to tell you my Blog Hop candy winner from the 
Lasting Memories Scavenger Birthday Hop
(That ended on Saturday)

And my winner is...

Please contact me HERE with your contact info.
by this Friday 8/23 at 9pm PST
to claim your Bag of Buttons!!

I will be back a bit later with the next challenge that is happening over at
 Lasting Memories going on now!
"Then and now... How have you grown?"

Along with the next challenge that is happening over at 
Digi Darla's going on now!
"Birthday Celebration"

Sunday, August 11, 2013

"Scavenger Hunt" Birthday Blog Hop - LMCB #152

Hi everyone!! It is PARTY time at Lasting Memories today!
We're celebrating Karen's special day with a "Scavenger Hunt Birthday Hop"!
It's her 40th birthday tmw and what better way to celebrate than to have a hop in blog land! Before we get started, you better get yourself a pen and paper because you're going to need it! There are 10 blogs in the hop and each person has chosen an element to use on her layout.
Your job is to find all 10 elements, write them down and choose FIVE to include in your layout!
 Be sure to keep your eyes open because we have sponsors as well as DT members giving goodies away. You may have to do a little something more for the DT candy, so be sure to read every post! Sound like fun?? We think so!!! Ok, lets get to it! You should have arrived here from KIMBERLY and if you're just coming by, start at Lasting Memories because you don't want to miss a thing! You'll also find the master hop list there too.
The challenge is "ANYTHING GOES" as long as you include 5 of the 10 elements from the Hop.

For my layout today, I chose BUTTONS for my element.

Can you spot all of the buttons??
If you leave me a comment with the correct number of buttons used on my layout, you have a chance to win...

(There are at least 100 in there)
Winner will be chosen from all correct answers. :)

Thanks so much for joining us! You're next stop is STACIA

Friday, August 9, 2013

Coming Soon... Sunday... Get Ready... for LOTS of prizes!!!

Hey everyone!!  I have been enjoying Summer!!  How about you??
Just want to stop by real quick to tell you to COME BACK this Sunday morning for the first ever

Running... August 11th to August 17th
In honor of Karen's 40th Birthday!!
Woo Hoo!!
Mark Your Calendar!

Stay tuned for all of the details!
You won't want to miss it!
There will be many Prizes on the challenge blog.
A Grand Prize at the end of the week.
Some random prizes during the week.
And each blog member potentially will have their own prize to give away.  
(I will!!  :) )

A lot of LOOT!!

See you Sunday!!