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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

PLG #16 - Flutter By Butterfly

In under the wire, seriously! I've missed playing the PLG challenges and this one was calling my name!! I'm working on some baptism pages of my cousin's little one, Emma, who was baptized on Jan 22, 2012. I adore these photo's I took of her. I have another page ready to post tmw as well. What I found inspiring about the photo was the colors and the butterflies. I love butterflies. I didn't want to cover this page up to much because it's a very special background page - made from a photo I took at the church of a blanket made by Emma's Great Nana. That's one thing I love about My Memories Suite - I can make my OWN backgrounds!!

Monday, January 30, 2012

I Made It!!!!

**My second post for today, please visit my Digi Darla post to see my newest creation and our little freebie!**

I made the DT at Child's Play Challenges!! Look fwd to working with the girl's and being on Tiffany's Design Team. Here's my LO that I entered!! We're getting started on Wednesday, Feb 8th!!

Digi Darla's Challenge #2 - "Very Valentine's"

Hello!! Monday means a new challenge (and FREEBIE!) at Digi Darla's!! This weeks challenge is "Very Valentine's". We also have a sponsor too!! We're being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish! Winner will win 5 of her awesome images! I created this card using Robyn's Fetish "PussyCatLuv". I used a pattern from my CTMH "Originals" book. The card is 6x6. I added some stickles on his sweet little heart and a little fun flock on the top's of their heads! I love it!! BIG thank you to Robyn's Fetish for this image!

Now hop on over to DigiDarla's and grab your freebie join the fun!!! Oh yeah, and did I mention ROBYN'S FETISH?? What a GREAT week at Digi Darla's!! Cya there!!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

LMCB #73 - "We're Trashin' Our Layouts" this week!

Hey All!! It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories!! Bet my post title had you thinking, "What the heck is she talking about?" We're asking you to use your 'trash' on your layouts this week. Scraps of paper, ribbon, old stickers..whatever it is, if it's scraps, it's perfect for this week's challenge! I try to keep my paper scraps with the corresponding paper, so when I finally chose my pics for this LO, I dug out my CTMH "Sasparilla" paper and here's all the scraps I had!!! (note that circle as you'll see it on my layout)

Here's what I came up with! Can you pick out the pieces from my scraps? I also had some tiny bits and pieces of flax around, so I pierced the little stars and sewed them. That black ribbon was actually in my trash bin for some reason, so out it came!! What do ya think??

Now jump on over to Lasting Memories and show us your trashy stash!! We can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to pop over tmw if you're looking for inspiration from our DT Inspiration post!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cricut Craftin' Friends Blog Hop Day 2!

Cricut Craftin Friends Blog Hop  Celebrating Cricut Craftin Grammys 1 year Blogaversary
DAY 2!!

Hello and welcome back!! So glad to see you back for Day 2 of our 2 day hop! I am amazed at all the talent out there, so you will be too!! I've included the blog hop list, in order, at the bottom of the post. If you're just joining us, click HERE for all the details and start hopping!! Just remember, since this is a TWO-DAY hop,  you have until January 30th to post your comments on both days of the blog hop to be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE...  Thanks for joining us! For the hop today, I've created a Memory Box using CTMH "Memory Keeper" which is 9.5x10 and the front is magnetic. Love this!! I use my "Cindy Lou" cartridge and cut out "Doily3" at 7.5" and then I cut the "Flower5" at 6.5". I did it in shadow first then layered it up. I used my EK border punch and added some bling!! I've also made a matching card!! Hope you like it!

For my co-ordinating card, I used the same cart and cut the flower at 4"! I love how it all flows together!!

Thank you again for checking out my project... Now hop to the next stop: Denise!
Remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!!

Here's the list, in order, of all the participants!!

Suzanne Also posting for Cindy who does not have a blog
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Friends: 
Lasting Memories Friends:
Message Board Friends:
Sweet Sassy Diva Blog Friends:


Friday, January 27, 2012

Cricut Craftin Friends Blog Hop!!

Cricut Craftin Friends Blog Hop  Celebrating Cricut Craftin Grammys 1 year Blogaversary

We're so happy you could join us for this hop celebrating the one year blogaversary of Cricut Craftin Grammy. I have asked a few of my Cricut Messageboard friends as well as my Design Team friends (Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog, Lasting Memories and Sweet Sassy Diva ) to join her in this two day Blog Hop. The participants are allowed to share anything creative they wish to share using a Cricut (or other die cut machine if they do not have a Cricut.) I hope you will hop along with us and leave comments along the way. For the overall blog candy you need to leave a comment on each blog each day. If you leave a comment on all the blogs both days your name will be entered into the Random drawing twice. The random winner will receive a $25 gift card from their choice of Michaels or Joanns. This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to check out both days so you don't miss any creativeness. Because there is a large number of participants I will give you until January 30th to post your comments for the two days of the blog hop.  Thanks for joining us! Let's get hopping!! If you've hopped over from Elizabeth's blog, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please CLICK HERE to start at the beginning with Suzanne's Blog.

For the hop today, I've created a little treat bag which says "Thanks" on the front. I used my CTMH "Art Philosophy" cartridge to cut out the bag as well as the large butterfly and then my "Cindy Loo" for the sentiment. The little flower and butterfly are Martha Stewart punches. I placed "Thanks" on a CTMH chipboard die cut that I sponged in "petal" ink to make it pop a little better. Hope you like it!!

Thank you again for checking out my project... Now hop to the next stop: Denise!
Remember to visit all the stops for MAXIMUM ideas and LOTS OF FUN!! And be sure to come back tmw for my next project!!!

Here's the list, in order, of all the participants!!

Suzanne Also posting for Cindy who does not have a blog
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Friends: 
Lasting Memories Friends:
Message Board Friends:
Sweet Sassy Diva Blog Friends:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

FBW #187 - Embossing!!

Good morning friends!!It's Wednesday and that means we have a new challenge at Flutter By Wednesdays today!! Thank you all so much for joining us last week!! This weeks challenge is...embossing! Just be sure to have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation. For my card today, I chose to emboss with my Cuttlebug folders - paisley, divine swirls and swiss dots - I love the color contrast on this one as well. My butterflies are actually punched out (Martha Stewart punch) of glittery paper, but you can't really tell here. How's everyone's week going so far? We're halfway there, thank goodness!! I've been super busy not to mention a son with exam stress and a hubby who's coughed so hard he blew his back muscles :( Not a good week!! And now Ashleigh is home with a nasty cough. Can't wait to create more and destress myself!!! Hop on over to FBW and get inspired to join us this week!! We hope you'll join us and can't wait to see what you create this week! Remember, embossing w/butterfly, fairy or angel!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

"The Future Belongs To Those Who Believe..."

On Sunday we had my cousin's baby daughter's baptism and this is the card I made for her. Felt so good to get in my craft room and play with paper!! I get so caught up in digital that it's been awhile since I've been in my craft room. This is one of DigiDarla's images, isn't she sweet? Hubby got me the punch for Christmas and love it!! I colored this little gal up with prisma's and added a little glitter and here we go!! 

Inside verse is from CTMH

Sunday, January 22, 2012

LMCB #72 - It's Recipe Time, But NOT What You Think!!

Good morning!! It's time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories!!! This week we're challenging you to a "Recipe Challenge" but not a crafty recipe!! We're talking REAL recipe!! Something you bake, cook, make - that sort of recipe!! Could be bath salts, baked goods even fancy drinks!! Here's what I decided to share with you. 

These are FABULOUS!! **PEANUT ALLERGY** is a biggy here though. Keith's grandma used to make these every Christmas and I've carried on the tradition. This yr they seemed to be even more of a hit with Andrew especially. I couldn't keep them in the house!! Have a go at these, you'll love them!! You have GOT to check out what the DT came up with! This was Denise's challenge idea and man, did we have some idea's flying around between us!!! I was super excited to see what everyone came up with and you'll be inspired, trust me! If you have a recipe to share, be sure to link up at Lasting Memories and share with us!! We'd love to have you join the fun and be sure to check if you won the giveaway if you played a long last week! We have ANOTHER giveaway this week from Stacia!! Check it out!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wee Memories Giveaway!

HUGE Thank you to Tina for letting us know about an awesome giveaway over at Wee Memories!!

"I am going to be giving away:
1 of my new stamp sets from The Crafts Meow
A HUGE paper stack from Graphic 45
1 stamp set from Graphic 45
1 stamp from Unity Stamp Co.
1 stamp set from Your Next Stamp
1 PRINT of your choice from my Etsy Shop
Some twine and misc. embellishments
and some surprise goodies!!"

You better jump over to see how you can have a chance to win!! THANK you to Wee Memories for the chance to win an amazing giveaway!!

Link For Falling Hearts

Hi all!! I've had quite a few emails asking where I got my falling hearts from - here's the LINK and you can do hearts, petals .. have a look! Make sure you keep it because they have all kind's of things on there and for every occasion, it's pretty cool!!!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

FBW #186 - "Missing You"

**reminder! we have a great challenge AND a giveaway going on at Lasting Memories right now!**

Good morning friends!! It's time for another Flutter By Wednesday challenge!! Thank you all so much for joining us last week!! This week's challenge is OPEN just remember your butterfly, fairy or angel. I chose to do  another card face to print off using My Memories Suite. I love how versatile this program is!!! Here's my take on this week's challenge .. I can't wait to print this one off!! I love the vintage feel off it.

Come over and join us! See what the DT came up with!! Have a GREAT day!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A New Challenge Blog!

**For my PLG challenge entry, click here as this is my second post today!**

Hey all!!! As you know, I'm a DT member at Digi Darla's as well as her newsletter editor. I approached her last night about taking on ANOTHER (yes, I can handle it!) challenge from her .. she's mom to 9 kid's and super busy .. so I've started Digi Darla's Challenges completely on it's own! I'm super excited to be in charge of it and HUGE thank you to Kim for trusting me with it!! Please come on over and check us out and be sure to grab your (super) cute freebie for this week!!! Hope to see you there!!!

(still under construction, but we have a challenge going on, so wanted to get this out there!!!)

PLG #14 - Inspiration Challenge

Good morning! A dreary one here in Ont .. crazy weather these days!! I had a chance to play in my digital software the other night for this week's Paper Lovin' Gals challenge, which is this inspirational photo...

And using my My Memories software, here's what I created. I used the tower as well as the vintage feel and the colors as well. I hope you like it! Have a great day!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Digi Darla's "Happiness Is..." Challenge!

Happy Monday all!! It's time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's! This weeks challenge is "Happiness Is .. " and I chose a pre-colored image called "Pup and Present" Isn't he just adorable!!! I couldn't resist this little guy. I did the 5x7 card in My Memories Suite. I've really been trying to play a little more. Come on over and play along at Digi Darla's, we'd LOVE to see your creations!!!!

Don't forget to check us at Lasting Memories too, we have all the DT inspiration there today!! See ya there!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

LMCB #71 - Happy New Year and A Giveaway!

It's Sunday which means a new challenge at Lasting Memories!! This week we're challenging you to a New Year's layout. I know, sounds complicated, especially for those of us who don't do anything for new years - I fall in that category. We spend a nice quiet night at home. You'll see as you visit each of the DT that we all have a really different idea for this challenge and you'll surely be inspired to join us! If that isn't enough, check this out!! Haven is hosting a giveaway this week!! Wanna know how you can win? You'll have to visit Lasting Memories to see how!

So for this challenge, I had to really put my thinking cap on and this is what I came up with .. I think it works and I am going to work hard to achieve these goals! Now hop on over to Lasting Memories to see how to win AND be sure to visit the DT!! Once again, this entire layout is done using My Memories Suite!!!

Also entered at:

Saturday, January 14, 2012

LMCB Inspirational Sketch!

Hey all!! We've added another addition to Lasting Memories!! Saturday's Inspirational Sketch!! This sketch comes to us from Ashley Horton (thank you Stacia!) and I've added my take on the sketch. I don't normally do sketches, but I had a lot of fun with this one. Now hurry on over to Lasting Memories and join the fun! Use this sketch if you like and be sure to join our current challenge, which ends tonight at 9pm EST!! Have a great day!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Last Muskoka Layout!

Morning all!! Here's my last layout from our Muskoka trip! Just a few fun photo's .. that's it. The album is done! YAY! Have a great day all! It's getting cold here, looks like we're in for a bit of a cold snap. Batten down the hatches and if you can't find me, look in my craft room!! I can dream, right?? :)

Don't forget! Still time to join us at Lasting Memories!! We have a new addition to the blog today as well, come on over and check it out!!