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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Trouble Loading Pics?

I haven't been able to load pics today, so I went looking into Google Chrome and I'm not the only one. However, there was  temporary solution for those having trouble - if your in HTML mode in your post, you can load the pics there. I just did one on my book blog and it worked.

Monday, August 27, 2012

DDC#26 - For The L'il Ones

Hey all! It's time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's and we're being sponsored by the amazing Bugaboo!! One lucky winner will ... 

How cool huh?? Our challenge this week is to create something "For The L'il Ones"!!! Bugaboo was kind enough to let us choose an image to play with and I chose "CatInHat" for my card today. I LOVE this verse!!

Be sure to come and join us and be sure to use either a Bugaboo OR Digi Darla image for a chance to win! See ya there!!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

LMCB #103 - "A Summer's End" @ Sharbot Lake

Hi everyone!!! It's Sunday which means time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories!! Thank you all for joining us last week and showing off that creativity!! This weeks challenge is "A Summer's End". As summer comes to an end, we find ourselves winding down, getting the kid's ready to head back to school and for me, adjusting to the quiet in my house. That's a tough one for me and I find I miss them so much after being home with them all summer. For this weeks LO, I did a page for my album I'm working on for Sharbot Lake. These photo's are from July when we went up to scout out the cottage we rented this past week (gotta love pre-posting!!). Hubby had a cottage there growing up and we went there when we got married as well, so this was a trip down memory lane for him - showing us his childhood and what he did. 

More LO's to come!!

Come on over and show us your take on "A Summers End" and remember, we're looking for Guest DT and we have a giveaway!! See you there!!!

(digital LO using My Memories Suite V3)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

No Fear!!

Meet my, no fear whatsoever, 3 yr old niece, Bella! She had no fear when it came to the pool - she would have Ashleigh and her brother Hayden line up on the deck and off they would go. On her call of course and my goodness, when they didn't listen, they got the "talk to the hand" and a what for! LOL!! What a kid!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It's A "Game Challenge" at Child's Play!

It's a new challenge at Child's Play!! We're challenging you to make a layout inspired by the game "Hungry Hungry Hippos"!! I've been working on some pages from our pool party and thought this is PERFECT!! The colors, the water, even the balls in the water!!! It just works .. so come on over and join the fun at Child's Play and show us your inspiration from this great childhood game!!

Another LO for my 'pool party' pages! Our 9 yr old nephew, Hayden, had a blast jumping in the pool!! We really had a lot of fun that day. Good food, lots of laughs and the kid's really enjoyed our pool. This pool has seen more use this summer that summers past I think!! We were certainly happy to have it!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fun In The Sun

It's all about "Fun In The Sun" with this LO! Another page to add with my 'pool party' pages. Our daughter is just a hoot when she wants to be and I have pages dedicated to her many faces and as you can see, this is no acception! LOL! Goofy girl .. she had a blast though!!

Monday, August 20, 2012

DDC #25 - "Mining For Silver"

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's today!! Last week we were "Digging for Gold" and this week we're "Mining for Silver"!! Yes, a few of us mixed these 2 challenges up! Note to self - never do these side by side! LOL! I chose Digi Darla's "Blowing Paper_Windmill" for my creation today. Be sure to hop on over and see what the super talented DT came up with and hope you find some time to dig up some silver and join us this week!!

(silver brads/gems and in the paper)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

LMCB #102 - "It's Cool to be Cool"

Over at Lasting Memories it's time for a new challenge!! This week we're asking you to show us how you kept cool this summer! It's all about "It's Cool to be Cool" at LM!! Did you have a pool party? Sprinkler? What about a BIG ice cream cone?? Can't wait to see what you come up with this week! 

My LO is digital (MMS V3) and it's all about a pool party/BBQ we had on August long wknd with my sister and her family. I even got my boy on here, of course, he had no clue!! I have some more to share over the next few days!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Birthday!

A little Happy Birthday card front!! I am getting quite a stash of these which makes it super easy when an occasion comes along and I'm in a jam - I can grab one of these and make a quick card! Love it! I used my My Memories Suite to design this. 

Challenges Entered
Created With Love - Birthday (NEW! Check it out!)

Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges" DT Call Reminder

Reminder about our DT Call!! You can see all the details right HERE! We're looking for digital artists - whether you're new to the digital art world or not! More than just a challenge, this is going to be about inspiring others with digital artwork!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A New Challenge And DT Call!

Hello everyone!! So, I was sitting here the other day, working away at my digital LO's and thought how cool would it be to have a challenge blog that focuses on digital creations! There are so many amazing things that you can do with digital software and this is the best way to showcase and inspire!! So, I approached my awesome digi friend Denise and ran it by her and after a few back and forth msg's, "Digitally 'Sweet' Creations" was born! That being said, we're looking for 5 DT Members. Remember, it's all digital here. We certainly welcome newcomers to the digital world as well! What better way to just dive in, right?

Come on over and check out all the details and join us in our newest adventure!! We'll be inspiring those who have never tried digital to want to try it themselves and inspiring those of us who do work with digital to think and create a little outside of our comfort zone!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

DDC #24 - "Digging For Gold"

Hi all!! It's time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's!! This week we're "Digging for Gold" which means we want to see gold of some sort on your creation! Nice and easy. We're being sponsored by our very on DT member, Vanessa!!! One lucky winner will win a $10 gift cert to her store! Come on out and join the fun!

For my card, I used Digi Darla's "Blowing Dandelions". Isn't she a doll? I colored her in copics. Still struggling with them a little, but with practice it'll come!!! I used gold pearls, gold stickles and there's gold in the paper and hey, her hairs 'golden' blonde :)

The winner of last week's hop image is:
Congrats Sarah! Please email me for your image!!

LMCB #101 - Celebrate!

Morning! I'm a little late with this one, but this week at Lasting Memories, we're "Celebrating" a special event - any event!! I did another page for my grandma's book .. this was Christmas, but I am not sure which yr, so didn't add that. Missy is thoroughly enjoying her Christmas bow as you can see!!

Come on over and join the fun and remember to chk out our giveaway for this month AND we're looking for Guest DT's! See ya there!!

(page is digital using MMS V3)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Very Special Birthday Cards!!

It's my birthday today and look what I found in my mailbox yesterday!! I felt so special .. all these are from DT members over at Digi Darla's and I hear there's more to come!! Thank you ladies, these are going in my craft room - they're beautiful and thank you for making me smile!!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Everyday Life

Another page for my St Jacobs album! This was a scene we spied from the road and it amazed us how every farm we seen was a working farm and boy, do they work hard. If you look close, there's a little boy working right along side dad in the top photo. "Everyday Life" and this quote seemed to be a fitting title for this LO. 

Enjoy your wknd!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Say Cheese!!

Before I get to today's post, I want to send a reminder out that we're having a hop at Digi Darla's and one lucky winner will win the entire month of July's New Releases (ends Sat at 9pm) and at Lasting Memories, we have a GDT spot AND a Giveaway going on if anyone's interested!

Now on to today's LO! Yep, another from St Jacobs! I had to take photo's of our breakfast each morning - yes, some may say goofy, but my goodness, this was divine! We chose from a menu for both mornings and then we also had fresh fruit and fresh baking as well. Incredible, especially that fluffy cheese omelette which is why it's the star of this LO!! YUMMY!

(for all coordinating pages, please see here!)

This kit is called "All In A Day" by Albums To Remember

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

"Life .. " In St Jacobs

Join our Digi Darla Hop HERE for a chance to win the entire July New Release!

Hope you're not tired of these yet! I have more to come! I thought this title was perfect for this page. Wildlife what we could see right from our deck at "By The River" B&B. Everywhere we looked there was something happening and what better title, right? It's so true!! Love this page? Buy the kit HERE! Missed my first few pages? You can see them HERE! I've had some fun comments on my 'road' pics!

Challenges Entered:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Some More St.Jacobs Pages!

Join our Digi Darla Hop HERE for a chance to win the entire July New Release!

Here's a couple more pages I put together for my St Jacobs album - I'm really having fun making this one and this kit is fabulous! You can purchase it HERE! If you haven't seen my other pages to this album, start HERE! One of the things that I found fascinating was the Mennonite horse and buggies. They all had their reflective triangle, which I was happy to see. On Sunday morning, we heard hundreds going by heading to church. We didn't hear them travel back home till well after dark. Just so calming hearing the clip clop of the horses. The second LO here showcases a couple more 'road trip' pics!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

DDC#23 - Blog Hop With "Musical Lyrics"!

Hello stamping friends!! It's time for another new release hop this week over at Digi Darla's! We'll be showcasing some of the JULY new releases at our sister site - Digital Stamp Club!! Each of us on the DT chose an image from all of the July releases to show you and guess what!! Each one of us will be choosing one lucky winning comment to receive our image choice!! So make sure you hop around to all our blogs and be sure to comment for a chance to win a DD image!!! We're also giving away a GRAND PRIZE!! Just for joining us, using a DIGI DARLA image, you will have a chance to win ALL of theJuly's New Release images!!! OMGosh!! 

So, let's get this party started, shall we?? If you've arrived here from Michele's then you are on the right track!! If you're just arriving, please be sure to start at the very beginning, Denise's blog, so you don't miss one thing!! Our challenge this week is "Musical Lyrics" - we want to see a musical lyric on your creation. Any era, genre, it's completely up to you. Can even be a children's song!

And here's my creation using Digi Darla's "Flower Fairy 2"

and my musical lyric is from a Disney movie:
The Fox And The Hound "Best Friends" - one of my all time favorite movies. 

Now before you leave, be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win this fabulous image!! Don't forget to join our challenge this week for a chance to win the entire July Release-you need to use a Digi Darla image!!!
  If you don't have one, please email Karen and she'll send you a past freebie!

Your next stop is the super talented Dawn!! Happy hopping and look fwd to seeing you at Digi Darla's this week!! Good luck!

Master Hop List

Sunday, August 5, 2012

LMCB #100 - BINGO and a Giveaway!!

Good morning!!! I can't believe it's our 100th challenge at Lasting Memories this week!! A milestone for me!! Be sure to visit if you're a follower because I've posted a new winner for my 300 Follower Giveaway. So, this weeks theme/challenge is BINGO!! Here's your BINGO card, made by our very own Denise! You know the rules - use any line of goodies on your layout this week!

I decided to do another page for my Grandma's album and went with the second line down
(buttons, frames, flourishes, borders and glitter)
which was interesting adding glitter to a digital layout!!

Speaking of digital, checkout all the details at Lasting Memories for this giveaway!!

See ya there!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Stunning Views

If you haven't been by in a couple days, August brings a new Designer Highlight at RAKscraps and we get to play with the kits! Click here and here to see the first 4 pages of my album. My aunt and I took a road trip to St Jacobs, which is Amish/Mennonite Country and we had an amazing time and stayed at a little B&B called "By The River". Here's a layout showcasing the photo's I took right from our little back deck. The scenery was incredible and you could hear the river rapids and wildlife.