Monday, January 28, 2013

DDC 47 "Winter Blues"

Good morning all!  I am back to show you a card I have for the latest challenge over at Digi Darla's this week!!
 It's all about those WINTER BLUES!! 
We want to see mostly BLUE colors being used on your creation of choice.

Now I wasn't going to let the "Winter Blues" get to me completely.  :)  I chose to do a New Baby Boy card as you can see adding just a hint of red for some pop!!  But my card is 90% blue, so I'm good.  And new Babies are happy!  No singing the blues here.  

Using Digi Darla image "Baby Booties Ribbon"

I also had some help with a sketch from Deconstructed Sketch #86.  First time playing with these Ladies!!  Thanks for the great sketch.
Deconstructed Sketch No. 86

And... I always like to see what my friends are up to from 4 Crafty Chicks.  This week it's all about buttons.  I managed to get 2 on my card.  3 pearls too!  But those aren't exactly buttons.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Go take a look at what my other DT MEMBERS created using mostly BLUE HUES!  Join in on the fun.  Doesn't have to be a Digi Darla image, but if it is, you get a 2nd chance to win a set of Digi Darla images!!

Until next time...

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Lasting Memories # 124 with sketchy help from Boys Rule Scrapbooking

Happy Sunday!!  I am finally here to share the latest challenge with you over at Lasting Memories that started today!!
Our theme this week is ... "BORDERLINE."  Let's see those BORDERS on your layouts!!  Page frames, scallops, lace cut outs, die cuts... there are so many ways to add borders to your pages and/or photos.  Show us your way!!  Link up with LMCB 124 HERE by Saturday February 2nd for your chance to win a Gift Certificate to A2Z scrapbooking!!   Woo Hoo!

And here is mine using the strips of the "Mustard" color paper as a Page Border/Frame.

Our son just started playing basketball for a team this year for the first time. He is having fun and is finally able to use his skills he does have on a court rather than just on our cement driveway.  He is young and learning and we are waiting for that first 2 points to happen.  (from him)  He is a good passer/dribbler!!  :)

I am also entering my layout over with everyone at Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits.  They have this great sketch for January!!

Supplies Used:
CardStock:  More Mustard, Basic Black, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Pool Party, Silver Glitter paper from Stampin' Up and DSP from DCWV.

Digi Image: from Digi Darla's called "Basketball Brian"

Other:  Star Punch, Star Brads, Prisma colored pencils, black SU marker

Monday, January 21, 2013

"Feeling Sentimental" - DDC # 46

Hi everyone!  Today I bring you the latest challenge over at Digi Darla's!!  It's a simple one really!!
And... the DT call is being extended for another week, so be sure to check that out too!!  :)  And one other little note... ANY IMAGE is allowed for our challenges.  You are entered to win just for playing!  A NEW RULE just added this week, if you use a Digi Darla image, you are entered into a 2nd drawing for 3 FREE images.  You can't beat that!!  Now for our challenge...  It's all about...

Let's see those SENTIMENTS on your creations

I used a fun Digi Darla sentiment called "Be Happy to Creative"

This card actually fits me so well.  Or at least everything I strive to be.  I was thinking I was going to give this to one of my creative friends, but the more I look at it, I just may give it to myself.  :)  Maybe frame it?  Or I just may make 2!!  Now that you all have let my mind wander on here a little... (Thanks.)  

I also found 2 other challenges that inspired me with my card...

ColourQ # 172 - Melon Mambo, Summer Starfruit, Poppy Parade, Basic Gray + White.  These colors just wake me right up!!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday # 189 - Always love their sketches!!

Thanks all for stopping by today!  For those of you in the U.S., hope you enjoying your MLK day!!  I know I am!!  ~Michele

Sunday, January 13, 2013

DDC 45 - ANYTHING GOES!! "Thinking of you" Card

Oh my it's the start of the week again!!  Well that brings me to share with you the newest challenge over at Digi Darla's!!
Pretty simple this week...


Any theme, any subject, show us anything you want!!  Use any Digi Image on any kind of project to join our challenge for 1 entry to win.  If you happen to use a Digi Darla Image, then that gets you 2 entries to win!  So what are you waiting for??  :)
And BONUS... we are having a DT call until January 20th!!!
Just add "DT" next to your name when you link up if interested.

I used a Digi Darla image called "Remember the Fight."  I kept this pretty simple with the ribbon, hearts and the color pink being the main focus.  This is for someone that I have known for 41 years of my life.  She is fighting Breast Cancer and going through all of the main treatments now.  

I also used the latest sketch from Freshly Made Sketches # 68.
I changed their rectangle shape card into a square for my needed purposes.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Happy Monday!

I'll be back in a bit to share with you a project for the latest challenge over at
The theme is "Something OLD and Something New."  :)

We also have a new "MONTH in REVIEW" challenge.  Mini Albums, Project Life, Smash Books... you get the idea.  Check out all the details HERE.

Monday, January 7, 2013

First Lost Tooth... DDC #44... and a DT Call!!!

Hello Everyone!  Sticking with my "Back to Crafting" regime... it's the start of the newest challenge over at Digi Darla's.  
Also... read on about a DT CALL starting today!!  :)  If you like coloring and working with DIGI images in any kind of form... this is the DT Team for you!!

The Theme of this week's challenge is...
Use Fairies or Angels

I used DD stamp image called "Fairy Good Girl 2"  Here is a close-up.

A fun layout about my daughter losing her first tooth 3 years ago and how I can't believe I haven't scrapped the moment yet.  (I'm getting on that old list of mine this year.)  :)
I also want to shout out to my MOM & DAD and say THANK YOU for my new 48 pack of Prisma Pencils that they got me for Christmas.  I loved using them!!

I am also entering my layout over at 
I used...

And... I had some sketch help as well from 

And finally... here is the info. about the DT Call.  Go HERE to enter our challenge and try out!! 

It's time for a DT Call here at Digi Darla's! If you love working with digital images, we're looking for you!! DT Call runs from Monday, January 7th till Sunday, January 20th at 9pm EST. New members will be posted on Wednesday, January 23rd at 8am EST. Feel free to enter as many times as you like and please add DT with your name (KarenDT) so we know you're applying for our DT. The more you enter, the more we can see your style. Here's our expectations from our DT Members .. 

Term runs for 6 mths - Jan till June

You will receive an invite to the challenge blog and you can upload as far ahead as you like!!

Comment on all the DT blogs as well as as many entries as you can.

As a full time DT member, Kim will be granting you full access to both Digi Darla’s Designs AND DSC!
Promote Digi Darla Designs/Challenge blog on your blog, FB and/or Twitter/Pinterest if you have them
Although not mandatory, if you have a tutorial you would love to share with us, we'd love to see it! Kim would add it to Digital Stamping Sisters and it would be posted on our challenge blog as well. These can be super easy, moderate – whatever you think and any medium is welcome!!
Most important, please HAVE FUN and enjoy your time as a Digi Darla DT Member!

So, if you think this is for you, be sure to enter as often as you like and add DT with your name. We're looking for new DT Members!!

Supplies Used:
Card stock:  Stampin' Up - Basic Grey and Close to My Heart on the go kit "Sophia"
Punches:  Scallop, Cupcake and Pennant from Stampin' Up.
Embellies:  Brads, Basic Gems, Grosgrain Ribbon from Stampin' Up.  Dimensional Sticker from Michael's.  Random Letter/Alpha stickers
Ink:  Prisma Colored Pencils, SU Black Marker

Thanks so much for stopping by again today!!  :)  Happy Week to you all!!  

Sunday, January 6, 2013

How you Came to SPARKLE! - LMCB # 121 (12x12 Layout)

Happy New Year Everyone!  I took a "Holiday Break" from crafting but am now back at it!!  I hope you all had wonderful Holidays!  Now that I am back... today is the FIRST challenge for 2013 over at 

The Theme is...

(Be inspired by a favorite Title, Author, Quote or Storyline.)

I chose the Title of a Book called "How I came to Sparkle Again" by Kaya McLaren for my inspiration.
How I Came to Sparkle Again
  I changed the Title a bit to accommodate the meaning behind my layout.  This just happens to be one of my best friend's Sister-In Law that is the Author.  Check it out!  I haven't read any of her 3 books yet, but they are on my list!!  Heard they are fantastic!!

Here is a close-up of the Stars in the background and on the sides and the journaling.  

To give you a brief background of my layout, our Daughter tried out for a Select soccer team this year and made it.  The youngest, smallest, possibly other bitter parents/players (Yes it happens)... were all up against our little SOCCER GEM!!  This layout highlights how our daughter never got down with the loss of a game and just kept playing her best and finally proved herself into starting and playing an entire game and doing very well!!  The Coach loves her and wants her back next year.

I am also entering my layout with:
Use STARS on your layout!!

I hope you all can join us this week and show us what favorite BOOK inspires you to create a layout. 
Link up with us at Lasting Memories by Saturday 1/12/13!!