Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's been a long day...

Have you ever had one of those days, you thought the day would never come to an end? That's today. It just keeps going and going. Usually I have the opposite problem, but not today. I guess it started out early because today is Halloween and my daughter was up bright and early. The morning is usually my quiet time, but not today.

Anyway, I got a lot of coloring done this weekend but no cards completed. This card I finished last week and just wanted to share.
I know a lot of us can relate. The image is called Florence by Guylou's Inimitability. The sentiment is from TLC Creations.


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Friday, October 29, 2010

A message of Hope

Hi. I wanted to share a card with you featuring Deedee's digis images called Hopeful Heart. This is such a pretty card and I can envision so many uses for it, like birthday, Valentine's day, thinking of you. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so I did my card in shades of pink.

Be sure to check out the store Deedee has some wonderful images released, especially for the upcoming holidays and over on the challenge blog, there is a new challenge every Monday.

Challenge entered:

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

AI Factory Halloween

Hi. It's a new challenge at Ai Factory this week. Last week's Blue and Brown challenge netted some very lovely creations. I saw so many beautiful projects with blue and brown. That's going to be my next color creation.

This week we bring you a Halloween challenge. If you still have Halloween projects to showcase, we want to see them. I made this quick and easy tag for a Halloween goodie bag I need to give.

Hop on over to the
challenge blog and load up your entry. Be sure to stop by the store as well, there's some new images to be seen and a couple new freebies.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's Official

Yep, it's official. I have officially lost my mojo (again). Designed 2 Delight has a very cute image for this week - very fall feeling and what do I do with it? I make it green and blue. After it's all done I step back and say..."What was I thinking?"

Oh, well, at least it got done this week. Last week's image is still on my desk uncolored.

Challenge entered:
Stamping Vacation - Bear Country

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, In Style Stamps is offering a chance to work with one of their digis for free. You get to choose which digi you want and make a card with it. I chose their image called "Garden of Hope". I thought this was so interesting and different than what I had seen before.

Ok, off to work on some more projects.

Challenges Entered:
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
IDIC - Surprise Me
Stamp Insanity - Think Pink
Crafty Cardmakers - Use a freebie
2 Sisters - Anything Goes

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Thankful Thoughts

Welcome to the Deedee's Digi's blog hop. You should have arrived here from Kelly's blog. If you are joining us in the middle, please start at the Crafting with Deedee's Digis challenge blog and hop along. You don't want to miss any of the wonderful inspiration the design team has created or your chance to win prizes.

This time of year we all get reminded that we have so much to be thankful for. And we should be thankful for our blessing all year, not just at this time, but we are so reminded at this time that we do have a lot to give thanks for.

This past week especially I have been saying thank you quite often. My hard drive crashed and I lost everything; photos, documents, digis, you name it. One of the tasks I have been working on is trying to recover some of the files I lost, especially the files I had previously purchased from various companies. I've not had one company say no. Everyone has been very helpful and has truly treated me like a friend. I truely appreciate their willingness not only to accommodate but to help with words of encouragement, praise and a willing spirit. So today I say thank you for your friendship to my on-line friends and my friends I have known forever. My life is so blessed for having you in it. Thank you.

My little gift bag will hold a special treat for one dear friend. The image I used is from the Always in Season set. You can find it in the store here.

Don't forget to visit each of the participating designers' blogs to see a fun project using one of Deedee's digis, and leave a comment on their post for a chance to win a free digi of your choice from our store! You have until 12 noon ET on Sunday to comment. All winners will be announced on Monday. Please be sure to check the Crafting with Deedee's Digis challenge blog to see if you have won!

Next you are visiting Melissa.

Challenge Entered:
THS - Thankful
Stamp Something - Digi Day

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AI Factory New Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the AiFactory New Release blog hop! This weekend the Design Team will be showcasing some brand new images that will be available in the store on October 25th! These images are perfect, just in time for Halloween and Thanksgiving!

You should have arrived here from
Margie's blog If you are just starting here or have lost your way, you need to head back to the challenge blog and start from there so that you don’t miss out on anything! As you visit each blog, make sure you leave a comment! At the end of the hop 3 random winners will be drawn from 3 DT blogs but shhhhh it’s a secret as to which ones the winner’s will come from so make sure you comment on each one so you don’t miss your chance to win!

1st Prize is a $10 Gift certificate to the AIFactory store

2nd Prize wins 4 digis of their choice from the ones showcased during the hop

3rd prize wins 3 digis of their choice

You never know, there may be other spot prizes to win along the way as well so make sure you hit each DT blog!

I made this clean and simple Halloween card from the cute little spider digi. (If spiders can be cute) He looks right at home in his neat little web.

Now head on over to Tammy's blog and see what great things she has in store for you! Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to leave a comment because the winner could be you!

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Monday, October 18, 2010

OHH, NO!!!

Over the weekend my external hard drive crashed. I know what you're thinking, you should have backed up your files....this was my backup drive. I thought I was saving myself the heartache of having my computer crash and losing everything. So I bought a external drive and stored everything there instead of my computer. Needless to say even with this safeguard, I still lost everything.

Geek Squad could only tell me that no system is fool proof. SO I asked what could I do in the future. He said have to drives and back them up periodically. Two drives? What in the world. Ok, did I mention they couldn't retrieve my info either.

I am heartbroken!!!! I don't know what the lesson is in this. I was doing the right things and still....

Ok, running to Staples to see what they can do. I hear they are really good at this.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Friday!

It's Friday! Friday's always excite me. I have 2 days to play! And who doesn't enjoy that?

Here is a project I had a chance to play with. I wanted to try to make a card that included acetate. So my little fish bowl captured that perfectly. I used the cute little fish from the
"Best Fishes" set. You can find it in the store.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Daisy Doodle Halloween Blog Hop Winners

Winner, winner, chicken dinner
The winner from my blog for the Daisy Doodles Halloween blog hop is...SHELLY!!

I can let you in on a secret now. The trick was a ghost and that was on Rhonda's card. Everyone else had candy, so that was the treat. Yes, Frankie was holding a star shaped lollipop on my card - not a magic wand. But I got a good laugh off of that one. It did look like a wand in his hand. LOL

Head on over to the Daisy Doodles Challenge Blog to see who the grand winner is....
The DT blog hop winners each will receive the pumpkin image.
The DDCC grand prize winner will receive the Halloween Trick or Treat set.
The pics of both prizes can be seen at the DDCC blog.
Tina's winner is Sammibug
Sandra's winner is Stacey
Mary's winner is Sarah
Sharon's winner is.....?????
Sharon is OOT til Friday.
Will have to wait for her to come back to town from her holiday.
Rhonda's winner is Patty
MY WINNER is Shelley
Jo's winner Carley

To collect your prizes email and place Trick or Treat in subject line!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Sheltering Tree

Designed 2 Delight has a pretty little willow flowering tree. The image for this week's progressive challenge is the flowers. This was a quick card for this week.

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It's Challenge Time at AI Factory

Hi Everyone, it's challenge time again. This week's theme is Animals. That's pretty easy. So hop over to the AI Factory challenge blog and link up your projects. You don't have to use an AI Factory image but we sure love it when you do. Check out the freebie section of the store, I'm sure there's something there you'll like.

Did you know AI Factory also carries quality clip art for your projects? The design team had a chance to work with some this week. I whipped up a pretty easy gift bag with this set. I love the colors.

Challenge entered:

PIO - Things in 3 (3 owls & 3 star brads on my gift bag )
Crazy 4 Challenges - Birthday

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween Hop with Daisy Doodles

Good morning friends. Today is blog hop day with Daisy Doodles. We are showcasing the cool Halloween images in the shop. If you arrived here from Rhonda's blog, you are in the right place. If not, you can start the hop at the Daisy Doodles challenge blog.

There's a prize to be won for hopping with us! To win you must visit and comment on each blog. Each card will have treat somewhere on it....except for one which will have a Trick . Leave a comment on each one telling what the treat is (or the trick). Comment on the challenge blog stating which blog has the trick and what it is. Each blog will give away... to one winner ... the pumpkin stamp. The overall winner on the challenge blog will win the Halloween Set.

So here is my Halloween card. Can you see the trick or treat?

Before I send you off to your next stop, I have one more thing to tell you. All Halloween stamps will be 50% off Tuesday October 12th thru Saturday October 16th at noon EST.

So now you are off to visit with Jo.

Challenges entered:

S2G - Boo

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Halloween Treats

I am so into packaging lately. Found this cute little treat holder at Stamp N Doodles Fright Night event. How cute is this! The image is from Shirley's 2 Girls. I could do a few more of these, maybe for Cee's class for Halloween.

Challenges Entered:
Easy Craft Projects - Halloween
Fussy and Fancy - Halloween
Meljen Designs - Halloween
Stamp Magic - Halloween
Aly's Sunday Challenge - Halloween
Cutie Sunday - Halloween
Treehouse Stamps - Spooky Colors
By the Cute and Girly - Spooky

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

New Release at AI Factory

I am very late with this post, but better late than never.

AI Factory has a new release today and the design team got to play with some wonderful images from the release. This image is from the Designs by Mia collection.

Check out this and the other wonderful stamps,
here at the store.

Challenges entered:
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Paper Sundaes - A change of seasons
Fab & Funky - use a digi
No Time to Stamp - Back to Nature

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Slow day today

I've been fighting a migraine for the past couple of days. I guess that's why my creative spirit has been very quiet today. Usually Saturday's are my day to get things done. I finished one card today. I made this for Fresh Brewed Designs girly challenge.

Challenges Entered:
Glitterbabe - Anything Goes with Glitter
Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkly Glitter
A Spoonful of Sugar - Sparkle and Shine
Flutter by Wednesday - Fairy or Angel
Ellephantastic Challenges - anything goes

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Be Jolly

YAY Me! I got another Christmas card done! Anyone who knows me knows I have been slacking the last couple of years with my Christmas cards. But maybe if I can get them all done, I'll actually get them sent this time. We'll see.

I made this card with the "Be Jolly" set from Deedee's Digis. This is such a cute set. Santa is wearing blue this year, in case you didn't know. Christmas is my birthday so I like non-traditional Christmas so you don't forget my special day as well. LOL!

Challenge entered:
There's Magic in the Air - Christmas and include a snowflake
Fab N Funky - Use a Digi
Anything Goes - Christmas
OCLLCB - No Floral


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Challenge time at AIFactory

Hi, it's challenge time at AI Factory and this time we want to see your embossing handiwork. Your embossing can be dry or wet embossing but we need to see it! That's pretty easy, right? So jump over to the challenge blog and link up your embossed beauties. The prize is the digi stamp the design team used.

Here's a sample of what you can do with it.

For those of you who don't get into weekly challenges AI Factory also has started a monthly challenge on the blog. You can get all the information on the monthly challenge here.

Hope to see your lovely projects.

Be sure to check out the freebie section of the store as well.

Challenge entered:

SSDS - Anything Goes

SMC - Anything Goes

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

An Apple a Day

This week at Designed 2 Delight, it's all about apples. Hey it is apple picking season. I love the smell of apples baking, that cinnamon smell fills the house with goodness. Ok, I'm hungry because I can smell apples baking right now. LOL!


Supplies: Cardstock - The Paper Compnay; PP - DCWV; Punches - EK Success, Martha Stewart, Fiskars; Ribbon; Rhinestones - Bead Party; Nestabilities; Image - Designed 2 Delight; Sentiment - Crafting with Deedee's Digi's

Challenge Entered:
Double Delight - Border Punches
Sweet Stampin' - Punch it Out
Karber Stamps - Go Digital
Fab N Funky - Use a Digi
Stamp N Doodles - Anything Goes
For Fun Challenge - Something you bought but never used (My ribbon is one of the first I ever bought)
Stamping Vacation - To Who?

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