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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thinking of you ...

Over at Created With Love Challenges, the theme is "Sympathy or Miss You" and it's a perfect time to showcase this card for you

This is from the CTMH "Laughing Lola" card kit, but I always had my own spin on them

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Before I get started to my day, I want to take a moment and wish all my American friends and your families and very safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

LMCB #167 - Christmas Traditions

Our challenge this week at Lasting Memories is "Christmas Traditions". Since we haven't started our Christmas decorating yet, I am showing a 'naked' layout, with photos to come. We have so many traditions in our home as I love Christmas. That and Thanksgiving are my most favourite times of the year. Now that my daughter is older, she's really getting more involved in helping me decorate the house and I love that. Over the yrs, we've aquired so many ornaments, that when I decided I wanted a 'theme' tree, we had to have TWO trees! LOL! Looks so pretty though. So stay tuned for photos to come that will fill these layouts.

I used a new CTMH kit from our "Holiday Guide" called "Sparkle and Shine". Of course I added my own twist on it. I have to say, the bling?? I do not get a long with this stuff as a rule. There's some bad words flying, sweating, red face and frustration normally involved before I let a nasty word fly and throw it in the trash! LOL!! This bling though? O M Gosh! LOVE it!!! CTMH has come up with some way to make it work without binding up and sticking on itself. I loved working with it. So here's my 2 page spread ..

So come on over to Lasting Memories and show us your Christmas Traditions. We look fwd to seeing them and thank you so much for stopping by today!

LunaGirl #15 - Retro Girls!

One of the challenges I run recently found a new sponsor and we just LOVE her work!! So, it seemed fitting to be getting myself in gear to join her challenge as well. This weeks challenge at LunaGirl is Retro Girls!

How fun!! She even has a couple freebies if you would like to join and need an image! I chose to use "Mmmmm Pie" and here's my project!

Reminds me of days gone by with both my grandparents :)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Suzy Bee's # 4 - Buttons!

Morning everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Suzy Bee's and this week, Monica chose our theme: BUTTONS! And we're being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish! So here's what I created for our challenge this week ...

I hope you can find some time this week to come over and join us at Suzy Bee's! We'd love to see you! Thanks for stopping by and have a great wknd!

Friday, November 22, 2013

DSC #63 - Anything Goes!

It's "Anything Goes" at Digitally Sweet this week! One of my favourite challenges and we're being sponsored by 

I was a little stumped as to what I wanted to do, I wanted to try something different, yet keep it 100% digital. So, I was inspired by a fellow DT member, Sarah (you have to see what she did!!).  Here's my project using "Snowflake Quality Control" from LSS. I had her pre-colored on my desk, so I snapped a pic with my phone, emailed it to myself, edited and uploaded to my digital program. The kit is from MyMemories Suite called "Eskimo Kisses" and I colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers

So that makes my creation today 100% digital!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great wknd!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

DSC #62 - Ribbons and/or Lace

Hi everyone! I had this sitting in my draft (oops!!) Here's my creation for this weeks challenge at Digitally Sweet - Ribbons and/or Lace and since we're being sponsored by Template Dreams, I chose to use "Thinking of Mother" kit

Come on over and join us, you have till Friday! Thanks for popping by!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

LM #166 - Anything But Snow!

(50 layout check in: going well! I did have to get some new product at our retreat as my daughter's bday was Halloween theme and I have nothing Halloween! So I sold some goodies and used that to buy what I needed - therefore, did I technically cheat? LOL! Anyway, added another 20 layouts to my count, so I have 22 to go to meet my goal of 50!)

Morning!! It's time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories and this week we want to see "Anything But Snow" on those layouts! Perfect time to showcase a layout from my birthday this past August. My niece was my helper for opening gifts. The majority of this layout was done using my new best friend, "Artbooking" cricut cart! LOVE this thing!


So come on over and show off those layouts this week! Cya there and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #2 - Photo Inspiration

Hi everyone!! Welcome to our 2nd challenge at Suzy Bee's!! Hope you had a chance to play along last week. This weeks challenge is to use at least 3 colours from the above colour palette and here's what I created using the new CTMH "Art Booking" cartridge! Omgosh, I have found a new love I tell ya!! This entire layout is done with ONE cartridge!!

Hope you have time to join us this week and help us get this awesome challenge blog off the ground and running!! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 8, 2013

DSC #61 - Sketch Time!

It's time for a new challenge at Digitally Sweet!! We're challenging you to use this sketch (above) and we're being sponsored by LunaGirl! 

Our Newest Sponsor

Omgosh, her images were SO fun to work with! I couldn't resist this one! I used the photo as my background and changed the opacity to lighten it up, then added same photo in the circle .. than I opened in a new program and changed it up to show you how easy it is to go from color, to B&W to sepia!

So come on over and join the fun, we can't wait to see what you do with the sketch! Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge #1 - embossing

Suzy Bee's Bloomin'  Challenge Blog

Hi everyone! Guess what! It's time for our first challenge at Suzy bee's!!! Very excited to be a part of the DT and to kick things off, we're being sponsored by the talented Lacy sunshine Stamps!! Our very first challenge is


I chose this darling cutie to showcase for you and I embossed both pieces of cardstock using my cuttlebug. Come on over and see what the rest of the DT came up with, I promise you'll be inspired enough to join us!! Cya there!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

DSC #60 - Trees and/or Leaves

Hi everyone!! We have a new challenge at Digitally Sweet this week! Funny thing .. I forgot I had already completed it ahead of time! Yay me!! I was worried! So, our challenge is to create something to showcase leaves and/or trees and we're sponsored by Digi Darla Designs this week. Love her images! I chose to showcase "Sweeping Fall Leaves" for you

Come on over and join the fun and we'll see you there! Thanks for stopping by!