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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Little Dutch Girl

I found a new challenge called The Het Canary in blogland and I am literally getting in under the wire with this one!! It's due today!! I used the little freebie from Krista at Saturated Canary and came up with this .. enjoy and see ya tmw!

Friday, September 28, 2012

DSC #4 - Anything Goes With Ribbon

Hello!! TGIF and it's a new challenge at Digitally Sweet! This weeks challenge is:

"Anything Goes Using Ribbon"

We want to see ribbon on those creations this week my friends!! I chose to do a layout using a kit at RAKscraps .. loved it!! Another pic from Sharbot Lake. Come on over and join us at Digitally Sweet and show off your digital layouts!! Can't wait to see them! Cya there!

(MMS V3 software)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Just Because

Here's a card I put together the other night and then finished it up this morning so I can enter it over at FBW, which is an OPEN challenge this week as long as you have a butterfly or fairy on your creation. This little cutie is from High Hopes stamps. I coloured her up with my prisma's and added some glaze and gems to finish it up. 

You can find this in my Etsy shop!

Challenges Entered
FBW (linked within my post)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Saturated Canaries "Butterfly Baby"

Each morning I start my day reading through my blog roll and this morning, Krista, from Saturated Canary, had this to say .. 

"This week, my sister Jen left me a link on FB to a family whose infant son is infected with Epidermolysis Bullosa.  I had never heard of the disease before.  I'm not sure that, if I sat for an entire day and tried to imagine the worse disease for a child, that I could have imagined this disease.  It is truly that upsetting.  You can read more about it here."

Her sister, Jen, asked her to do something special for these families, so Krista designed this darling image that will be available starting tmw. All proceeds from this digital stamp for the first week of sales will go to the Butterfly Fund charity. You can read Krista's post HERE and see how you can help. 

Here's a card Krista created with this sweet image ...

I've never heard of this disease, but when I read up on it, it brought tears to my eyes and made me even more thankful for my healthy children. It's heartbreaking. I know I'll be making a purchase tmw for sure. Thank you, Krista, for all you do. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"Just Wanted To Say"

Good morning! This past weekend my family had 2 birthdays and this is one of the cards that I made for my Aunt, who turned 65 and looks amazing!! When I did this card up, the colors - everything - just called her name. I added a little 'coupon' inside good for lunch or dinner as well. The image is a Magnolia .. the paper is Bo Bunny (love those sunflowers!!) and the chipboard/stamp is from CTMH!

 Challenges I'm Entering:

Totally Tilda #56 - Bingo! (gems, punches, flowers) **i hope flowers includes the image/paper?**

Monday, September 24, 2012

DDC#30 - Circles and Scallops

It's time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's and this week we're being sponsored by Guylou's Inimitability!

One lucky winner will receive a $10 store voucher!! Be sure to join us and use either a Digi Darla or Guylou's image for a chance to win

Our challenge is to use circles and scallops on your project. For my creation, I chose to use Guylou's "Cocktail". I had actually had her done on CS and didn't I mess up her face, so went to reprint and NO INK! So here's what I came up with - a digital card front. I'm actually pretty happy with it. 

So come on over and join the fun at Digi Darla's and show off those creations, we'll see ya there!

Friday, September 21, 2012

DSC #3 - Digital Sketch

Hey everyone!! TGIF and a new challenge at Digitally Sweet!! I am so excited to see how well it's taking off and it's all thanks to you!! Thank you SOOO much!!

This week, Ali is hosting our monthly sketch challenge. Meaning, each month one of the DT Members provides a sketch for a challenge! This one is from Craft Artist.

And here's mine!! I have to admit, I struggle with sketches sometimes and thank goodness this is digital because I deleted 5 pages!! I just couldn't get it to work for me. Till this one!! 

Another page for Ashleigh's Heritage album and it's done in MMS V3 and the kit's are all different. Now it's your turn to try your hand at Ali's Sketch idea! Cya over at Digitally Sweet where you will be inspired by our DT!!

Entering in the following challenges

Monday, September 17, 2012

LMCB #106 - Sketch W/Flowers

Hello friends! So sorry, I'm late with my Lasting Memories post this week. I had a sick girl home 2 days last week and just picked my son up from school with flu symptoms. They weren't sick a day all summer! 

Friday night hubby and I went to dinner and to see John Fogerty in conncert. Honestly, the BEST concert we have seen! Small venue, very intimate and he had the crowd on their feet 90% of the time. Was incredible. If you ever have the chance to see him, you certainly should!

Ok! This week at Lasting Memories, we are challenging you to use this sketch but there's a twist - that HAS to be flowers on your LO as well! 

Here's what I came up with! I did change it to 3 instead of 4 photo's in order for it to work for me and this is another digital LO using MMS!

Now come on over and join us. We're looking for a GDT for the month of October, so if you're interested, be sure to add GDT with your name when you link up! Cya there!

entering this in the following challenges


I had a few moments and wanted to pop in and visit blogland and see what some of my fav's have been up to and omgoodness! So glad that I did! I entered a challenge at Saturated Canary (she has another one on now you should check out!) to win a CD giveaway by Chantilly. I had never heard her, but when I stopped by, we were able to listen and I found I really liked her music and would love to have her CD .. well, I WON!! Thank you so much!!! I can't wait for my new CD's to come and have them play while I'm crafting. 

DDC #29 - "Baby Baby!"

Good morning! Time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's today and our challenge this week is to create a 'Baby' project! Maybe for a baby's birthday, new baby, baby shower .. you get the idea! Here's my card using DD's "Blessings of Heaven 9". I LOVE these images. 

I used the sketch below and added some distressed edges, stickles and glitter and colored with my lyra's. Added a couple little pins and I'm quite happy with it! Come on over and join us at Digi Darla's and remember, you receive a sweet image just for playing! Check it out! 

Saturday, September 15, 2012


I've been accepted to be a member of the DT at Spark Your Creativity!!

This our mid post reminder for this months challenge which is "Anything Goes"! This is my first post for this challenge and I decided to post a layout from our Florida 2007 trip. Yes, it's TRADITIONAL!! Not digital! The page layout is from one of my CTMH books and I used my Cricut cart "Life's A Beach" to do the diver. Added a little liquid glass to his mask and bubbles and voila!

Make sure you visit Spark Your Creativity because there are some awesome sponsored giveaways you won't want to miss!! Be sure to join the fun while you're there!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

DSC #2 - Anything Goes W/Flowers

Wow!! Thank you so much for joining us last week! Our first challenge was a success! Before we get to this weeks challenge, the winner of my candy is ..
Congrats STARCYL! Please contact me with your mailing address!

Now onto our next challenge at Digitally Sweet! Here it is!

"Anything Goes W/Flowers"

You can create anything digital as long as we see flowers on your creation! For my creation this week I did another LO for our Sharbot Lake vacation. I used My Memories Suite V3 and the kit is called "Rose Tartan" by Blue Flower Art!

You have GOT to check out what the DT did for this challenge! We bet you'll be inspired to join us!! Can't wait to see what you create, cya at Digitally Sweet!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Child's Play Sept #3 - Art Supply Challenge

Happy Wednesday! It's time for a new challenge at Child's Play!

Art Supply Challenge
Based on this cool pic!

So, for my creation this week, I went with another LO using the photos from Ashleigh's "Heritage School House" trip this past May. Kit is from Blue Flower Art and it's all digital!

Come on over and show off your creativity at Child's Play! Cya there!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I just had to share this .. it's not a card, but for me, it's special. I LOVE Krista's work (Saturated Canary) and when I was there a couple days ago, I found a list of 4 freebies! Of course, I had to dl them, they're amazing. So, here I was last night working on my copic coloring of "Fancy" and I had her hair and dress done, just experimenting really. My 16 yr old son Andrew comes in and says "Hey Mom, whatcha doing? What are those?" to which I replied "Copics .. " and he says "Hey, can I try????" Handed him my clipboard/image and he did her dress!! Look at the shading! I was so impressed and he just kept coloring and coloring away, explaining to me how my copics worked (lol) and we just chatted about whatever as he colored - and this is the end result. Of course, we can't really use it, but she earns a special place on my wall - hmm, or a special page in a scrapbook album. Either way, it was a special moment for me .. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

DDC#28 - Thinking of You

It's that time again! Time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's and this week we're challenging you to create something with a "Sympathy/Thinking Of You" theme.

First off, lets do my winner from last weeks hop

jan farnworth
Naomi Edwards
Congratulations, DANNI! I have your email so I'll get your image right out to you! Enjoy!

Now onto my card for this weeks DDC challenge - using Digi Darla's 
"Think of You In Your Loss" sentiment

The paper is a past CTMH pack called "Olivia" and the flowers are a great find at Michaels. Come on over and chk out the DT inspiration and join us! Cya there!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

LMCB #105 - It's In The Movies!!

Hello!! It's Sunday which means a new challenge at Lasting Memories!! This is a fun one, we're challenging you to use a movie theme! Could be a title, theme, quote - you get the idea. I used a layout from our Florida/Disney trip in 2007 (I JUST finished it!) from the Indiana Jones show we went and watched, which was SO cool and really neat! Here's my layouts and they're traditional!! No digital today!

So hop on over and join the fun at LM! Cya there!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

DSC #1 "Multiple Photos"

Hello!! Welcome to the very first challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges!! We're super excited about this newest adventure and can't wait to get started!! What is Digitally Sweet you ask? It's a new challenge on the block co-founded by my awesome friend Denise and I and it's all about DIGITAL projects!! It could be layouts, cards, altered items - digital can be endless and we're going to show you!!

So, lets get this party started!!!!!! This weeks challenge is 
"Anything Goes Using Multiple Photos" 
which means, anything digital, as long as you have more than one photo on there! For my creation, I chose to do a layout using my favourite software, My Memories Suite V3!!

Please be sure to check out what the DT created because they will WOW you!! AND we have candy a long the way too! I'm offering up a scrapbookers goodie bag! All you have to do is leave me a comment for a chance to win!  

Come on over and join the fun at Digitally Sweet, we can't wait to see you and see what you create this week!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

DDC#27 - "BLING It Up!"

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 AUGUST new releases at our sister site - Digital Stamp Club!! Each of us on the DT chose an image from all of the August 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 August New Release images!!! OMGosh!! 

So, let's get this party started, shall we?? If you've arrived here from Michele's blog 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 "Bling It Up!" - we want to see a bling, bling and more bling on your creation!

And here's my creation using Digi Darla's "Sick Girl"
Hard to see, but there is bling on her pj's as well as bling gems on the DP and teddy bear. Will try and get better pics in the daylight. The stickers are gittery to!

I even finished the inside on this one!

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 August 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!
(if anyone is missing, please be sure to come back later as they may be partying up the last hoorah of the summer!!)

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