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Monday, July 29, 2013

It's a Boy!

Morning! My son and his gf had a baby shower to attend and asked me to make the card and here's what I came up with. I love how it turned out and this image is just the cutest! I added funflock to the cloud to make it nice and fluffy. Coloured it up with my spectrum noir markers.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

LM #150 - Christmas in July

Hi there! Happy Sunday!! I know, it's the last day of the weekend but it's also a new challenge at Lasting Memories! This week it's all about "Christmas in July" which seems to be a popular theme around blogland! My layouts today are going back a few years, 7 to be exact!

Look at Ashleigh's eyes, they're HUGE! Almost as big as Andrew's smile because he got just what he wanted ... 

And here we were at 6:30am on Christmas morning! Gifts are done (eek!) and off he went riding! And see what he's wearing and if you really look, there was no snow that yr!!

So come on over and join us for some Christmas in July! We can't wait to see those LO's! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

DSC #46 - Just Add Water!

We're having a new challenge at Digitally Sweet and we're being sponsored by the very talented...

Love her images! So, I chose to work with "Winston and Pipp Gnome" and I colored them up in PSE9 and then brought them into my digital (6x6) layout! Not all that hard once you get the hang of it. So here's what I created with this super cute image!

Our Florida Vacation from 2012. Just Add Water! Love it! Come on over and join the fun for your change at an awesome gift cert from Lacy Sunshine Stamps! Cya there!

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

LM #149 - Birds and the Bees

Morning!! It's Sunday which means a new challenge at Lasting Memories! This week is all about 

The Birds and the Bees

and not THOSE birds and the bees! LOL! We are looking for birds and/or bees on your layouts this week. Here's what I created: It's digital as I didn't have my pics printed .. but these are my photos of a very busy bee in the garden!

birds and bees - karen

And you have to check out the rest of the DT! They are amazing! Also, guess what! We have a hop coming up in August so mark those crafty calendars for August 11 because we'll be having a Birthday Blog Hop in honor of my 40th birthday!! What an awesome way to celebrate with awesome DT and my friends in blogland! We're super excited about it and plans are underway!! It's going to be SOO much fun!! We're still looking for sponsors, so if you're interested in sponsoring my birthday blog hop, send me a quick email - I'd love to hear from you!!! 

Have a FUNtastic Sunday my friends!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

DSC#45 - Sunshine & Summertime

I'm late! Ugh! Story of my life this summer lol it's just been so hot that crafting even takes to much energy! The storms are coming through now and it has cooled off considerable. Off with the AC and open up those windows!! We have a new challenge at Digitally Sweet today! We're all about "Sunshine and Summertime" with Template Dreams. Myself and Ali both used the same kit, "water everywhere" so be sure to see the different takes on it. I took these photos of our daughter a couple weeks ago on the beach by our house and absolutely love them. She looks so grown up (she'll be 13 in Oct) and so beautiful. This was the night of her friends Gr 8 graduation and we took advantage of it and had her hair done. Just a moment to treasure as she moves into her last year of public school in Sept. Hard to believe. Both our kids will graduate in a year! One from Gr 8 and the other from Gr 12!

Come on over and join us - we're also having a DT Call there to!!

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Brown Sugar #51 - Anything Goes
Aloha Friday Challenge #4 - Summer
Simply Create Too #42 - Anything But a Card
Stampin Dragon - On The Beach
CWLC #50 - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner - Captured Memories

Sunday, July 14, 2013

LM #148 - Country Charm

Hi everyone!! Happy Sunday! Our challenge at Lasting Memories this week is "Country Charm"! We're challenging you to use country colours (could be a country palette OR your countries colours) AND we want to see a charm on there to! I went a little further and went with a whole country aura. These are photos from when my daughter took riding lessons 2 yrs ago. Unfortunately, after a bad experience with the teacher and being thrown twice, she's done riding for the time being. She was a natural though, so I really hope one day she'll go back to it.

Come on over and join us at LM and show us your "Country Charm"! We'll see ya there! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 12, 2013

DSC #44 - Anything Goes w/Bright Colours

Hi everyone! TGIF!! Our challenge this week at Digitally Sweet is 
"Anything Goes with Bright Colours"
I couldn't resist these photos my daughter took of herself a couple weeks ago. We went to her friends gr 8 graduation, so I took advantage of that and had her hair done and then did a little photo shoot down by the water. On the way home from the grad, she grabbed my camera and started snapping shots of herself. She certainly had fun!

Come over and join us at DSC and show off your bright colours!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

LM #147 - Precious Family

Morning!! It's time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories! I love this weeks challenge but I had a hard time choosing what I wanted to do because I love all the ppl in my family! Our challenge is "Precious Family" and I chose a family moment that's special to me. My birthday party at my sisters place a few yrs back! Family is super important to me and I just love these pages! Come on over and join the fun at LM and show off your precious family!

Karen - Precious Family

Friday, July 5, 2013

DSC #43 - Picnic Recipes!

Happy Friday! Glad to see the weekends here again! So we have a new challenge at Digitally Sweet! It's time to show your picnic recipes. The DT had some fun takes on this one! I chose a drink recipe for summer days ...

My recipe card is completely digital in MMS4. Since we're being sponsored this week by Digi Darla Designs, I used Circle Cupcake and Chocolate Cake Coloured!

Come on over and join us!! Challenge ends Thursday at 6pm. One lucky person will win 5 images from Digi Darla!