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Friday, December 21, 2012

DSC #16 - "Festive Hair Day"

Child's Play Blog Hop HERE!

It's a new challenge at Digitally Sweet!! Yay! This week we're being sponsored by the super talented Trish of Template Dreams

One lucky winner will win a $5 gift certificate to her store! I am LOVING her kits!! This one, "Snowmen at Play", was so much fun to play with and it's brand new, thank you Trish!! You can purchase this one for $2.93 right now. 

Our challenge this week is "Walking In A Winter Wonderland at Christmas" .. which means, it's your choice to do a Christmas or winter themed project!!! So here's what I came up with. Every day this week is a "Christmas Spirit" day at my daughter's school and yesterday happened to be "Festive Hair" day. So we added some tinsel and a glittery flower and she looked so pretty!!

Come on over to Digitally Sweet and join us. This is our last challenge for 2012, so we'll see back here beginning of January! Have a safe and happy holiday season!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Child's Play Hop!!

Hello and welcome to Child's Play Challenges "What's Under the Christmas Tree" Blog Hop!! We're so excited to have you here, and hope you enjoy visiting the Design Team and seeing all the great inspiration they have to share with you! You should be arriving here from the super talented DEVRA'S blog and if you're just finding your way here, please start at Child's Play Challenges so you won't miss a thing!!! You'll also find a master hop list there as well. 

One lucky winner will win:

Here's what you need to do to enter:
1-check out each blog along the hop and leave a comment
2-post about the hop on your blog
3-link your post on our special "Blog Hop" linky in the sidebar by December 31st
4-BONUS!! Create a layout based on any of the DTs inspiration items and post that link for a second entry!!

Ok, so my inspiration for this challenge is something that is already UNDER my tree! This little gem is for ??? (can't tell just yet!) .. a mini chocolate fountain. It's the PERFECT gift for this special someone!

And here's what I created using this as my inspiration

Now, hop on over to the very talented JANET'S to see what's under her tree!! Happy Hopping!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Whooooo's Your Valentine?

Hi everyone!! I just ordered this sweet kit and just have to pick it up from my friend. Is this not the CUTEST set ever!? Check out this video for all the details!! Love this!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

LMCB # 119 - The Polar Express!!

One of my favourite Christmas movies is the Polar Express. I just love it and it's incredible in 3D! This weeks challenge at Lasting Memories is to create a LO based on the Polar Express. My favourite part in the movie is when the little boy hears the bell ... Here's my layout for this week!

Come on over and join us, we'll see you there!

Friday, December 14, 2012

DSC #15 - Sketch Challenge

Good morning!! It's a new challenge at Digitally Sweet!! Once again, we're being sponsored by Cedar Chest Designs!! We each chose some images to play with, thank you Katie!!

We're challenging you to this awesome sketch this week!!!

Here's what I created with my MMS V4 and I used 3 images!!! Christmas Elf, Poinsettia Flower and Christmas Dew Drop. Not bad!!

Be sure to visit us to see what the super talented DT came up with and have a try at our sketch while you're there!! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Child's Play - Gingerbread Challenge

It's a new challenge at Child's Play! Our challenge this week is to create a LO based on the Gingerbread House! I chose to do a page from last yr's Gingerbread House kit that Ashleigh helped her cousins create!

Come on over and join the fun at Child's Play! We'll see you there!

Friday, December 7, 2012

DSC #14 - Ornamental Inspiration

It's time for a new challenge at Digitally Sweet!! It's an "Ornamental Inspirational" challenge!! What do you find inspiring about this photo?

We're being sponsored by Template Dreams this week! LOVE her kits!! I chose "Festive Time"

And here's what I designed for today .. but I'll be back with more this week for sure!!

Come on over and join us for a chance to win a $5 gift cert from Template Dreams!!! Cya there! 

Thursday, December 6, 2012

"There is no greater gift .."

Morning!! I wanted to share another Christmas card with you today. This one is special to me .. in April, we lost my grandma and going through her stuff, I found all the cards I had given her over the yrs. So, for this card, I actually took a couple cards that I made her and made them into one card. I love the colour scheme - non-traditional Christmas - but I love it. 

Challenges Entered:

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Holiday Treat!

I finished my first Christmas card!! I am really happy with how it turned out. I created a little shaker/snow globe idea with CTMH "Treat Cups" and the paper is CTMH "Pear and Partridge"

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Sunday, December 2, 2012

LMCB #117 - Snow Falling On Cedars!

Good (rainy) morning!! We have a new challenge at Lasting Memories today and it's called 

We want to see some snowy LO's!! I'll be back soon with my creation, coffee first!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

SYCN #4 - Anything Goes!

It's a new challenge at SYCN!! Once again, this month's challenge is "Anything Goes" and we're being sponsored by ...

I love these "Anything Goes" Challenges because it leaves it wide open to what we want to create and the DT does some awesome stuff! Make sure you check them out! I decided to show you another of my LO's from our Cottage vacation this past August. That photo of Andrew's friend with his 'big catch' makes me laugh every time!! Just click to enlarge - although it won't help enlarge the 'big catch' lol!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great wknd!

Friday, November 30, 2012

DSC #13 - Buttons!

Be sure to check out my stamps and more SALE!

Hello!! Wow, we are almost in Dec!! Yikes! Christmas cards to do, gifts to buy - better get cracking! It's a new challenge at Digitally Sweet today!! This week it's all about "Buttons"! We want to see them on your creations. You guys have really been rocking the challenges .. amazing work!! Here's what I came up with using MMS. I added shadow to everything as well to make it look 3D

Come on over and see what the DT came up with and join the fun! Can't wait to see those creations this week!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

DDC #39 - Friendship!

Morning everyone!! Almost missed my post bc I was away this wknd and there was no internet there. Another amazing wknd in St Jacobs - love that place! 

So, a new challenge at Digi Darla's and it's all about Friendship this week and we're being sponsored by Beccy's Place!! Check out what the DT came up with!

Here's my (digital) creation using DDD's "Time For Tea" and I found this quote online .. I love it!

Come on over and join the fun! Cya there!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

LMCB #116 - NAKED LO's!! (not what you're thinking!)

Hello!! Guess what! Time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories!! One of our DT members came up with this and we all had a blast with it and hope you will too! We're challenging you to do a "Naked LO" this week!! NO PHOTO's allowed! Need some ideas? Pop on over and see what we came up with - we'll be linking up and on Monday you'll have Monday Mojo all in one post. Here's what I came up with .. 

I'm working on photo's from our cottage vacation this past summer. I love to do 2 pg LO's so of course, I always have the very first page to struggle with - I made a title page for my album!! This was so fun. I had 2 pc's of the same paper, so I cut blocks off one and popped them up on this so I had more jouralling room!! LOVE it! Come on over and show off your "Naked LO's"!! Can't wait to see all that creativity this week!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

DSC #12 - "Tom Turkey"

Hello! Happy Black Friday and hope all our US friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! We have a new challenge at Digitally Sweet today!! Our challenge is a photo inspiration .. 

And here's what I came up with!!

The Story, as emailed to me, of Tom Turkey ... 
(click to enlarge!! you'll be laughing, I promise you!)
For the story page, I saved the photo, added to my page in MMS as a full pg photo and then adjusted the 'opacity' to fade it out! Come on over and join the fun at DSC, can't wait to see what you create this week!!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow. 

Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway ---
Thanksgiving comes again! 

Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Whole Bunch of News from Digi Darla's!

As some of you know, I'm the editor of the newsletter at Digi Darla's and wanted to share some of this weeks newsletter with those of you who don't receive it so you can check out the sale, giveaways and more!!

First off, Happy Thanksgiving to our US friends!! We celebrated in Ontario back in Oct and now we're jealous of all those turkey dinners you'll be sharing with family!! YUM! In honour of Thanksgiving, Digi Darla Designs is having a sale, all single images are just $1 ALL WKND long!! Come on over and stock up on those super cute images!!

This week we're celebrating Thanksgiving with a giveaway at Digi Darla's FB fanpage!! Katie, of Cedar Chest Designs is giving away a $10 gift certificate to one lucky winner!! Check our FB fanpage to see how you can win!!

DDC #38 - Thanksgiving/Thankful/Thank You Challenge:
We have a new challenge this week! We're challenging you to create a project with a Thanksgiving theme - Thanksgiving can be just that, or it can be Thank You or Thankful .. it all leads back to the fact that we're very Thankful for what we have. We can't wait to see those creations this week. One lucky winner will win 5 images of choice from Digi Darla Designs!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Non-Traditional Christmas Card

Just before I left on vacation, I did a blog hop at High Hopes and won!! I got to choose 2 (awesome!) stamps of my choice! This weeks challenge at High Hopes is to create a Non-Traditional Christmas Colours creation and here's what I came up with using my new goodies!! I'd say this is pretty non-traditional!