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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Child's Play Inspiration Challenge - Dominoes!

Hello!! This is my second post today, so be sure to check out my project for today's Flutter By Wednesdays post too!! We're being sponsored by SCACD!!! 

It's a new challenge at Child's Play today as well!! This weeks challenge is inspired by "Dominoes"

For my layout this week, I was inspired by the black and white so I chose to use a couple black and white photo's from my recent wildlife photo shoot. I only did a couple in B&W and this was the perfect challenge to showcase them!! My layout is done using MyMemories Suite. 

Now hop on over to Child's Play to check out the AMAZING DT talent and show us your take on this weeks challenge! We can't wait to see what you create!!!

FBW #192 - "Happiness" with a Sponsor

Hello and welcome to a new Flutter By Wednesdays challenge!! This week is an open challenge as long as you have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation!! We have a sponsor this week too!!! One random winner from this week's challenge will win The New Fairylicious Collection from Victoria Case for SCACD, which was generously donated by SCACD!

Each of us were given one of the new releases to play with for this challenge and here's what I created with "Loves Me" ...

Isn't she just a doll? Hop on over to FBW and be totally inspired by the very talented DT and then join us for a chance to win this collection!! We can't wait to see what you create!! Happy Fluttering! Psst, don't forget that butterfly, fairy or angel!!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Spotlight Is On You"

Hello and good morning!! PLG's having a new challenge inspired by the photo above. I took the colors and the flowers and incorporated them into this layout. The pics are from my sister and her hubby's 30th b-day party. Ashleigh and her cousin danced up a storm the whole night!! I actually got right down on the floor to take these pics and they look so cool!!! LO is completely digital using My Memories Software.

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Digi Darla's "Think Spring" Challenge!

Good morning! Thanks for stopping by!!! Today's a fresh new challenge at Digi Darla's!! We're asking you to "Think Spring"!! Not hard right? Just be sure you use a Digi Darla image and if you don't have one, there's a couple freebies on the Freebie Page!! We're also being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish as well and we had  4 digi's to play with. I chose " A Little Birdie Told Me" and my image from Digi Darla's is "Timmy Turtle". For both cards I chose to do a tri-fold card - you can find a video tutorial HERE - I also did a little paper piecing, added some stickles - I just had fun with these cards!

Now it's your turn to join us!! Check out the awesome inspiration from the DT and come on out and join us! Can't wait to see what you create!!!

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

LMCB #77 - We're Celebrating!!!

Good morning!!! It's time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories today!! We're celebrating!!! Yep, celebrating - I chose to do a birthday layout from my father in law's 70th last June. Love the way these turned out. Nice to be getting caught up to!! Now it's your turn to join us .. dig up all those celebration pics and show us your stuff!! 

Oh yeah and one more thing!! We have a sponsor too!! CHECK it out friends!!!

And here's what you could win!!!

See ya at Lasting Memories!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

"Scrappin' For Kenzie's" 1st Blogaversary Hop!!

Welcome to the very first blogaversary for Scrappin' For Kenzie!

We're so happy you could join us!!

Michelle is on my Lasting Memories DT and each and every week she inspires me with her creativity. I'm honored to be included in her very first blogaversary hop!!

If you came from MICHELE then you are in the right place! If you just happened to come across my blog or are just visiting then please start back at Michelle's blog, Scrappin' For Kenzie to make sure you see everyone's projects and don't miss any super creative ideas!

Overall Prize!

- 8.5"x8.5" K&Company Berry Sweet Designer Paper
- K&Company Berry Sweet Chipboard Stickers
- K&Company Brenda Walton Chipboard Stickers

To be entered to win the overall blog hop prize you must:
1. Be a follower of Scrappin' For Kenzie
2. Leave a comment on all blogs in the hop

For this hop we were asked to choose one project that Michelle from Scrappin for Kenzie has made from her gallery or facebook and make our own project using hers as inspiration. 

For my project I have chosen to scraplift this project from her:

"Happy Mother's Day" trifold card

Here is my inspired project:

I love doing these cards, but I haven't done one in so long!! I was so excited to find one on Michelle's blog and really enjoyed putting this together. I used my CTMH "Roxie" paper/stickease and added some pearls and bling, some ribbon and little embellies here and there. I LOVE how this turned out!!

 Here's a great video tutorial for those who are like me, a visual learner!

 Thank you so much for joining us in this blog hop to celebrate Scrappin' For Kenzie's 1 year Blogaversary!
Your next stop is **SUZANNE**

Just in case you get lost along the way here is your master list ;)
Happy Hopping!

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

DYSU #60 - "Distressing"

Hello!! Digi Darla is sponsoring DYSU this week and we were given the opportunity to join as GDT's this week!! The challenge is "Distressing". I used Digi Darla's "Sweet Pea 5" which I had already colored in PSE9. I distressed the edges with my distressing tool and then inked them up a little. Pop on over to DYSU and have a peek at all the inspiration there!! Hope you can join the fun!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

FBW # 191 - "Fluttering By To Say Hi!"

Good morning!! It's Wednesday and that means a brand new challenge at Flutter By Wednesdays today!! First off, thank you all so much for joining us last week. Wow, there was SO much inspiration and I loved seeing everyone's take on our "Anything With Wings" challenge!! For this week, we're back to making sure you have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation AND we're using this inspirational photo!! Is this not GORGEOUS!!!

And here's what I created. CTMH came out with this super cute stamp and as soon as I seen it, I HAD to have it and thought it was PERFECT for FBW challenges!! I love it!!! I chose to use the colors within the photo as my inspiration. I was going to add flowers, but when all was said and done, I thought it would have been to much. It's hard to see here, but I cut out the tree top and popped it up. I also sponged the background with CTMH "Heavenly Blue" and "Garden Green" for the sky/land. The tree, butterfly and sentiment are all included in the one stamp. 

Now it's your turn to get on over to FBW and be TOTALLY inspired by what you see from both DT and entries!! Hope you join us, we'd love to see what you create!! REMEMBER!! You need to have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creations. Happy Fluttering!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Cool Video Tutorial On My Memories Suite!

As you all know, I just LOVE My Memories Suite. I now have V3 and love it even more. Here's a little video to share with you ..

If you're interested in checking it out yourself, be sure to click thebanner/ link on my right sidebar and enter my discount code when you check out to save yourself $10 off the software and $10 credit in store!!!

Digi Darla's Challenge "Anything But Snow"

Hello and Happy (belated) Family Day!! We have a nice long wknd here, and enjoying it to the fullest. I spent the afternoon cleaning and then playing in my craft room. I'm (very) late with today's Digi Darla creations, but never the less, here I am!!! We have a great challenge this week at Digi Darla's Challenges - "Anything But Snow". I chose DD's image "Birds In Tree" to make this adorable little 3x5 card!! Then as I was looking through my stash for a little something to add to the front, I found the PERFECT sentiment for this card!!! The other card is done using a window card and the image is from Dearie Dolls as we featured Mary Ellen this week in our Digi Darla newsletter. Super cute!!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Sharing My Valentine's Flowers With You

Good morning friends!!! I wanted to share with you the flowers hubby gave me for Valentine's Day. Plus, what a nice way for me to preserve them too. They're beautiful and just keep blooming and smell SOO good!! MyMemories has a new font to, isn't that cool? LOVE it!! Enjoy your day!!

Before I go, just a reminder, we have a giveaway going on at Lasting Memories till tmw evening at 9pm EST as well as a cute freebie over at Digi Darla's, which runs till NEXT Sat at 9pm EST!!

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cut For Cancer

Last weekend we had our first Winter Retreat and it was a HUGE hit!! I managed to get a lot done this time around. I have done these photo's in digital, but I wanted to get them on real paper - the traditional way. This was such a proud moment for me as a Mother and for Ashleigh in what was her very OWN decision. She came to me one day and said "Mom .. I really want to cut my hair." Of course I looked at her, those long beautiful golden, curly locks and asked "Why!?" She turned to me and said "For cancer Mom. I want to give my hair to someone who needs it more than I do and besides, it grows back." For a 10 year old to say that, on her own no less, I was both awed and so very proud of her that day. So, we made the appt with a friend of ours who was more than happy to do it. Brydee straightened her hair and off it went. Ashleigh looked beautiful with her new hair style!! Such a proud moment as a parent!!

  • CTMH "Reflections" for the layout pattern idea
  • CTMH "Roxie" paper and stickease
  • CTMH Embellishments (all except "CUTE" and "UNIQUELY YOU"

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

FBW #190 - Anything With Wings!

Before I get to today's FBW post, I wanted to let you know we have an AMAZING tutorial and giveaway at Lasting Memories this week!! Now onto this weeks FBW challenge!!!

Good morning friends!! Thank you SO much for joining us last week!!! You really showed the "LOVE"! This week is a fun one!!! "This week's challenge is one that only happens once or twice a year here at FBW but is always one of our most popular without further delay, our challenge for this week (and this week only!!) is~ Anything With WingsSo all those times you wanted to use a bird or a dragonfly or even a is the time to use them!! Next week we'll go back to our rule of a butterfly, fairy or angel!!" How cool is that huh?? Super duper fun and excited to see what you'll all be creating this week!! For my creation, I chose to show you another of my CTMH "Sweet Treats" cards - is this not super cute?? Even I swayed this week and used a bird on my card. Hope you like it!! This kit is AWESOME! Comes with everything to make 10 sweet cards - inside AND out!!! Now hop on over to FBW to be inspired my friends! Hope you'll join us!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Digi Darla's Challenge #3 - Anything But Snow!

Good morning! HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! Be sure to pop over to Digi Darla's today to check out our new challenge - I'll be back later with my creations!!! Here's your little Freebie to earn for this challenge!! The DT did some AWESOME work with this little guy as well as 2 images from Dearie Dolls .. check it out!!!