Monday, April 29, 2013

New digi Release at Fresh Brewed Designs

Good Morning.  It's digi release day at Fresh Brewed Designs.  There's a couple of new images released today and I had the pleasure of working with one.  The image is called Shirt and I thought it was perfect for my Father's Day gift bag.

My dad hasn't worn a shirt and tie in a very long time; he's retired now 16 years, but I still think he'd get a kick out of this. 

Be sure to stop by the store and see all the new released images and while you're there check out the current promotion. There's a 'free digi with purchase' promotional coupon.(you get a free digi of equal or lesser value).  The code is * newdigis *.

Take care.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

AWWW, It's Almost Over...

Hi Friends.  Just stopping in to share a bit of news.  I know the weekend is almost over and for me that means my Dad is on his way back home.  My Dad has been here all week with me and it's been great having him here.  I'm surprised my little blog saw me at all this past week.  LOL!  Well his trip is almost over and I'm feeling a little down about that.  It's hard living so far from family.

But onto some happier news.  I was invited to be a part of the DT at Fresh Brewed Designs!  WHOOHOO!  I am so pumped up about that!  So the official announcement came out yesterday on the FBD blog.

So today's card is a Fresh Brewed Design image.  I just love Heather's images, especially anything coffee related.  The image I used is called Coffee talk and can be found here.

Well I'm off.  I have to spend my last few hours with Dad.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
CMC Birthday Bash - Celebrate
613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
CI Paint - Anything Goes
IDIC - Stripes or Dots
CDAC - Inspiration Challenge

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Buttons and Bows at Dutch Dare

Hi, back again for my second post today.  

It's challenge time at Dutch Dare Card Challenges.  This week we are sponsored by Delicious Doodles.  

We are working with buttons and bows for this challenge.   I had a chance to work with an image from Delicious Doodles called Kissing Butterflies.

I hope you will join the buttons and bows challenge.  Hop over and see the lovely DT creations.

Take care.

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I Appreciate You

Good Morning and welcome to Delightful Thursday.  It's challenge time at Delightful Challenges and this week we are showing our appreciation.

We are making I appreciate you card.  I have used Splish Splash Susie & Fall Sentiments Set from Digital Delights for my sample.

I hope you will join us at the challenge blog and see all the wonderful creations the DT made and then link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Fabulous Folds at Paper Pretties

Good Morning, it's Paper Pretties Wednesday!  You know what that means, it's Challenge time!!!!!  This week we are doing one of my favorite challenges.  We are looking for fabulous Folds.  So that  means you get to try out one of those folds you have been dying to try.  I did.

I have wanted to try a three fold card and I found a tutorial here. This turned out so pretty (I think).

I used a Quote from the Blessings Sentiment Set at Paper Pretties.

I hope you will join us this week.  Head over to the blog and see the lovely inspiration the DT has for you and link up for your chance to win.

Take care.


Challenges entered:
Craft Room - So Sentimental
Sweet Stamps - Use 3 of something (I have 3 folds and 3 flowers)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
CDAC - 1, 2, 3 Challenge 

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday, Monday

Hello friends.  It's Monday and a rainy miserable day at that.  I just wanted to stop in and share a project I made for The Stamping Chef Facebook challenge.

This is a handmade gift bag and a fairy called the Lost Fairy.

I thought this was a lovely image. Very pretty.  The sparkle on her wings don't show up that great but it's there.

Well have a great week.

Take care.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Happy Friday!!!

Hi friends.  I am having a great Friday.  My dad came to visit!  So I am really excited.  We are going to have a great week this week.

So I stopped by to share a card I made for the Fresh Brewed Designs Sweet Treat Challenge.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
FBD - Sweet Treats

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Delightful Thursday - Make it Colorful!

Good Morning all.  It's Thurday and that means new challenge at Delitful Challenges.  The round card challenge was wonderful and we enjoyed seeing all your creations.  This week we are making this bright and colorful.

This week I have used Flower Power Rosie & Spring Sentiments Set from Digital Delights.

Isn't she pretty?  I hope you will join us for this colorful challenge.  Be sure to stop by the blog and leave some love and link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Creative Moments - Spring
Art Impressions - Layer it Up
Milk Coffee - Welcome Spring
My Heart Pieces - Spring or Easter
Paper Crafting Journey - Use a Sentiment
Shelly's Images - April Showers Bring May Flowers...must have a flower

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Paper Pretties Wednesday - Birthdays

It's Paper Pretties Wednesday and we are celebrating Birthdays! Whoohoo!  Everyone has a birthday, so there's no excuse not to join us this week.

This week I made a special card.  I had wanted to make a pocket card...ended with a gate-fold card that looks like a pocket card.  


The image I used is called Cotton Candee.  He is so sweet.

So I hope you will join us for the challenge and stop by the blog and take a look at the wonderful cards made by the design team.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Stampotique Designers' Challenge - #96 Birthday

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Where is the time going?

Ok, the day has gotten away from me.  Where is the time going?  I just realized the kids have a little more than 2 months left in school and then it's summer vacation.  Here I still have this years school pictures sitting here and they are almost finished with school.  Where is the time going?

Ok so this week I made a photo holder to hold one of the pictures I'm supposed to send out.  I used an image from The Stamping Chef for the folder.

Close up of Cool Becca Boo

 Opened Folder.

This one is for my mother. I think she will like it.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Lady Anne - Stamp Challenge
Digi Galore - One for the Girls

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Hostess Monday at Digital Delights

It's Hostess Monday at Digital Delights and I'm the hostess.  I am always on the look out for fun images that I can pair with an easy gift to delight friends and family.
So today I created a card with Digital Delights Laid Back Lucy and the Let's Party Sentiment. She was perfect for a margarita gift basket I am putting together for a friend. Some inexpensive margarita glasses from the Dollar store, margarita mix and a pretty little basket and you have a great gift.
The flowers on my card are from my stash;  I've had them for years.  Finally dug them out, dusted them off and freshened them up with some tacky tape and glitter. Don't forget about your old stash, you purchased them at one time or another for a reason.

I have one more tip for you.  See that pendant shape on my card?  I created that with a square punch.  You can purchase all the fancy dies that are available on the market or you can make your stash work for you.  Just cut a strip of paper and position it in your punch so the corner of the square creates your pendant shape.
  Here, let me show you.
Thanks for joining me today.  Take care.

Challenges entered:
Catered Crop - Add Glitter
Digi Makeover Challenge - Girly
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Happy Sunday

Hello.  Stopping in before the day totally gets away from me.  Next week is going to be busy and fast paced.  The kids have standardized testing most of the week and my daughter has requested hot breakfast all week.  My father is also coming for a visit, so that means extra cleaning and organizing has to happen. (whew, not looking forward to that cleaning) 

I have a card to share today.  The image is from From the Heart Stamps (formally Designed 2 Delight).

I have to go finish up dinner.  Take care.

Challenges entered:
FTH - Progressive Challenge
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
CI Paints - Spring Colors
CYDI - Butterflies

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Happy Saturday

OMG, I'm glad the morning is over.  This morning has been busy busy busy.  My daughter decided she wanted to be in the school talent show, so we had to go to try-outs and listen to the howling..oops, I meant singing.  LOL!  I'm going to take some Tylenol.

Anyway, I have a card to share today.  I tried again for a masculine card.  Is there no embellishments for male cards except buttons?  I think my card is plain, but I like how it turned out.

The image is from Doodle Pantry.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Doodle Pantry - Use a DP image
Aud Sentiments - For A Guy
CCEE Stampers - Recipe 2 DP, 1 Circle, 1 Square
Ruby's Rainbow - Happy Birthday
Stampavie and More - For a Boy
Digital Tuesday - Boys
Papertake Weekly - Bingo (Die cuts - free - buttons) 

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Shaped Cards

Quick hello.  I wanted to share a card I made for the Nutcrafter's challenge of a shaped card. This is a tag shape and I used a digi from Nutcrafter's Pink Pamper set.

I am off to bed.  Take care.

Challenges entered:
Nutcrafter's - Shaped Cards
Crafty Creations - No Squares
Art Impressions - Girlfriends
Paper Crafting Journey -  Monochromatic

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Sweet N Sassy Friday

Good Morning.  It's Sweet N Sassy Friday!  It's our 100th challenge at the digi challenge blog and sadly it is also our last challenge for the digi challenge blog.  Korin has got her hands full with the other parts of the business so, she has decided to let this part go.

So for our last challenge we invite you to play along and pick your favorite challenge for the past 100 and create something wonderful.

I have chosen challenge #73 - Hip to be Square.  I love square cards, there's pleanty of canvas to play with.

I hope you will join us for this final challenge.  Please stop by the digi challenge blog and leave some love, pick up some inspiration and join the fun.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Crafts for Eternity - Wonderful Wings
Stampin for the Weekend - Friendship
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Things with Wings 

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Photo Inspiration at Dutch Dare Challenges

Good Morning, I am back again.  It's challenge time at Dutch Dare Card Challenges.  This week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments.

We have a photo for you and there is plenty of inspiration to be found here.

I used a Crafty sentiments image Hootie - Rain Rain Go Away.

I hope you will join us at Dutch Dare.  Come take a look at the other design team projects.  

Take care.


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Delightful Thursday - Round Up

Good Morning, it's Delightful Thursday and that means it's challenge time at Digital Delights.  This week we are circling the round cards.  We want to see all those lovely circle elements either in a round shaped card or as part of your design.

I made a circle pocket card.  I tell you I find more interesting ideas on Pinterest than I have time to create.  The pocket card was one of those ideas I saw.I have used Digital Delight Mermaid and Make a Splash Sentiment on my card.

The right side shows you the inside of the card, for your message.

I hope you will join us this week and stop by the challenge blog to see the design teams creations.  They rocked this challenge! 

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Moving Along with the Times - Inspired by a Movie or Song (My Inspiration was the movie "The Little Mermaid")
DRS Designs - Stitching
The Squirrel and the Fox - Inspired by a Movie or Song

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Paper Pretties Wednesday - Bring on the Buttons

Good morning and welcome to Paper Pretties Wednesday!  This week we are buttoning up!  We want to see those lovely buttons on your projects.

There is a new release digi this week, Button.  He is adorable.

See? I told you he was adorable.  So get out those buttons and join us.
Be sure to stop by the blog and see the lovely projects the design team has made.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Sisterhood of Crafters - Animal Antics
TTCRD - Anything Goes

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Happy Tuesday - Duct Tape Crafts

Good Morning.  I'm stopping by to share a couple of crafts my daughter and I have been doing.  At Girl Scouts the girls had a guest who taught them to make wallets and hair bows out of fancy duct tape.  Needless to say, duct tape crafts have taken off in our house. 

With the help of You Tube, may daughter made these duct tape flowers.

They're pretty heavy.  Duct tape is a heavy material to work with.
I've been busy making duct tape magnetic picture frames.  I love the way Easter photos turned out and I thought they'd make wonderful presents for my parents.

So that's what we have been up to.

Take care.

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