Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fresh Brewed Saturday

Good Morning.  It's DT showcase day with Fresh Brewed Designs.  Today I have used  LATTE  MAMA for my card.

I pieced the tag shape from scraps around my table.  I love the look of these colors together.

Hope you have a great day.  I'm headed back to bed, I am not feeling well today.  So enjoy your day for me.  LOL!

Take care.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Fun Friday!

Fun Friday has become my day to share my sewing projects with you.  So today I have some more sewing to share.  

I don't know how I found this site, but I took a free online class at Craftsy.  The class showed you how to make bucket bags and simple drawstring bags.  I have several bucket bags to show you and I have decided everyone is getting one for Christmas.

My first bag

 For my daughter

 For my niece, she just graduated from pre-school.

Ok, so I am infatuated with the bucket bag, but I will make a drawstring bag...I promise.

Have a great day.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Inspire Me Fridays–  Anything Goes!

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Red White and Blue with Delightful Challenges

Good Morning, it's Delightful Thursday.  That means a wonderful new challenge at Delightful Challenges has begun.  This week we are having a color challenge.  Red, White and Blue are the colors you use to create.  It doesn't have to be patriotic, just use the colors.

This week I used Ice Cream Roxy and Ice Cream Sentiments Set   to create.

Pop over to the blog and see all the beautiful creations then link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Perfect Sentiment - Red, White and Blue
ABC - Red White and Blue
Loves Rubberstamps - Red, White and Blue
Lexis Creations-Summer Holidays
Paper Playtime-Red, White and Blue
Kitty Bee DesignsRed, White and Blue

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Paper Pretties Wednesday - You're Invited

Hi friends.  It's Paper Pretties Wednesday and that means a new challenge over at the blog.  This week we're inviting you to make an invitation.  Any type invitation is OK.

I used the new release this week, Foster.  He is perfect to invite someone to a special birthday.

I hope you will join us this week.  Head over to the challenge blog to see what the lovely DT members have created.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Crafts and Me -Anything Goes

Paper Shelter Challenge - buttons/Brads

Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog -  Flight

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I need a Hug...

Good Morning. It's showcase time at Chi Chi Memories

Each week we showcase some of the cute digis from the store. This week I have chosen Hug and the sentiment from Baby Flower collection.  This is how I was feeling this weekend, like I needed a great big hug.

This is an adorable image and can be used for various occasions.  Stop over to the Chi Chi Memories blog and see some more wonderful creations from the DT.  Then pop over to the store and grab some wonderful digi treats.

Take care. 
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Digi Release Monday

Good Morning.  It's our last digi release for June at Fresh Brewed Designs. Today we bring you another summer fun digi, Bikini Kim.

Head over to the FBD blog and see all the inspiration from the DT.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Pattie's Creations - Summer Fun

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Start Spreading the News....

I have the first line of this song stuck in my head and I have no clue why.  Start spreading the news..... I have no news to spread and I haven't heard anyone singing this song.  So I have no clue why this is on my brain.  LOL!

Anyway, the challenge this week at the Hambo Hoedown, was to incorporate a number in your creation.  Of course this song directed me toward what I would create.  I used Hambo's Paper Boy as my image and created a sentiment to go with it.

I hope this song leaves me alone soon.  I'm sick of hearing it! LOL!

Have a great evening and don't forget to pick up your freebie sentiment below.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Hambo Hoedown - Use a number
Challenges 4 Everybody -Always Anything Goes
Come and Get It Challenges - 3,2,1: 3 Embellishments, 2 Designer papers, 1 Ribbon/Twine
Dream Valley Challenges -  Father`s day/Male

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Photo Inspiration at Bugaboo

Good Morning. It's time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug.  This week there is a photo inspiration challenge.  I like these type challenges because you get to make whatever hits you.

So this week, here is the inspiration:

Here is what I got from the photo.

Yeah, I love to BBQ and be outside.  LOL!

I hope you will join us this week, head over to the blog and see what the DT created and then link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
2 Sisters - Summer Fun
Colour Me Creative Challenge - Colors of Summer
Craft Lovin Challenge Blog-  Anything Goes

Di's Digis Designs  Summer Fun
Word Play Saturday - Summertime

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Fun Friday!

Good Morning!  I have been a busy busy bee this week. In addition to making my design team projects, I have pulled out my sewing machine once again and have been sewing!  (Sewing is my first craft love).  

Pinterest is addictive and I had been seeing aprons, aprons, aprons all over Pinterest.  Many people were making aprons without patterns (WHOA!).  I have been sewing for years but I always use a pattern and after checking out some patterns at JoAnn's I decided I could sew without a pattern too.

Look what I made.  I combined two different tutorials to create the ruffled-bib apron.

The denim is a pant leg from a pair of jeans I cut off a while ago.  It was too long for the bib so I made pockets for the bib from the excess.  The ruffles at the bottom are scraps from various projects I had made over the years. 

My daughter wasn't impressed as I was making the apron, but once it was finished she decided it was too cute! And now she wants it - NOT!!!!

My next project was a fabric basket.

I love how this turned out.  I still need to iron it because it's very puffy.  I made this one from a Fat Quarter.  I really wanted to see if I could do it and I CAN!  I need to buy some sturdier interfacing to help give more shape to the basket, but overall I love it.

For the ruffled apron portion, here is the tutorial I followed.
Here is the basket, minus the handles and the quilted sides. Since I didn't put handles, I was able to fold down the top of the basket.

That was fun.  I have some more sewing projects going at the moment, so you will see more.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
My All Crafts Challenge - "Show what can you create"

Inspire Me Fridays– Anything Goes!

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Brought to you by the Letter "B"

Good morning.  It's challenge time at Dutch Dare Card Challenges.  This week is brought to you by the Letter "B". LOL!  That's right, we are making projects that use as many B words as possible.  The sponsor for this challenge is Bugaboo Stamps.

(TIP: The scallop circle at bottom right is the negative to a punch I used on something else.  Don't feel like you can't use negative space in your designs.  This card was made totally from scraps, make those scraps work for you.)

The image I used is  My Little Sock Monkey - Flowers.
Now let's check out my B words: Brown, Blue, Bugaboo, Button, Bow, Birthday.

I hope you will join us this week a Dutch Dare.  Hop over and take a look at the wonderful creations the team made.  And don't forget to link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Crafting for all Seasons - Masculine
Digistamps 4 Joy - Masculine
Sisterhood of Crafters - Masculine

Crazy Amigo Challenge - Mens Cards
Top Tip Tuesday - Masculine
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Manly Men, Masculine & Dads...

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Delightful Thursday - Banners or Flags

Good Morning and welcome to Delightful Thursday.  We have a new challenge for you this week.  We want you to add a banner or flag to your creation.  Isn't that easy?

This week, I used Flower Power Dolled up Daisy and the Bunting Set from Digital Delights.

I really like how this turned out.  The purse shape is a template from Cardmaking and Paper Crafting Magazine.

I hope you will join us this week and add a banner or flag to your creation.  Be sure to stop by the challenge blog and take a look at the creations the DT designed and then link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday -  Scallops
Paper Shelter Challenge - Anything but a card
Stampotique Designers' Challenge - Anything but a card

Through The Craft Room Door -Always Anything Goes

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Paper Pretties Wednesday - Summer Fun

Good Morning.  It's Paper Pretties Wednesday an that means a new challenge!  This week we are welcoming summer by creating summer fun projects!

This week I am swinging into summer.  One of my favorite activities as a child was to get on the swing.

This image and many many more can be found in the Paper Pretties Store, take a look.  And if you need more summer fun inspiration, join us on the challenge blog.  The DT has created some wonderfully fun projects this week.

I almost forgot I have a little freebie for you too.  I couldn't find the sentiment I wanted for this project so I made one and now I am sharing with you.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Craft Room Challenge - Here Comes The Summer

Deep Ocean Challenge -Welcome Summer
Die Cuttin' Divas - Refreshing Summer

Ribbon Carousel Challenge -Fun In The Sun

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New DT and New Challenge

OMG!  I totally forgot to post my card for the new challenge at Can You Dig It.  And I totally forgot to tell everyone, I'm on the DT!  Where is my head!  I know where it is, but it's a bit single vision right this moment.

So with out further drama, Can You Dig it has a new challenge...White Wedding with a pop of color.  For this challenge, I used Mr. & Mrs. from LilyPink Designs.

I hope you will join us for the challenge.  Hop over to the blog and see the lovely lovely creations everyone has made.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Wedding

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Ladybug Love

Good Morning.  It's Tuesday and that means I get to share a creation using a Chi Chi Memories digi stamp.

I love altering small notebooks. They make great gifts to give for any occasion. I have given so many away, I have never stopped to make one for myself; so today I did. These smaller sized notebooks I found at Michael’s in the dollar area. For this note book I used the adorable image called Ladybug Costume. When I saw her I knew I wanted to do something cute. She turned out adorable, didn’t she?"

I have a lot to get ready today, so I am off.  Stop by the Chi Chi memories store and see all the cute, cute digis they have.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Craft-Dee BowZ - Celebrate Summer + Handmade Bow
Artistic Inspirations -Ribbon or Twine
Crafty Bloggers Network - Bright & Breezy
Created With Love - Your Favorite Things (My favorites are: flowers, rhinestones, bright colors) 
My Craft Spot - Cute as a Bug
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Fresh Brewed Monday!

Good Morning!  It's release day at Fresh Brewed Designs.  I am loving these summer themed digis this month.

Today we introduce you to Ken.

Ken is serving up some volleyball on the beach. Hop over to the Fresh Brewed Designs blog and see the other DT creations.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes -optional: Male Someone Special
Catered Crop -Masculine Card

Dream Valley Challenges - Father`s day/Male
Eclectic Ellapu - Celebrate Summer Sunshine
Here Come the Boys -Let`s Go Dotty

CDAC - Seasonal Fun


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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Hambo Hoedown - Case a DT member

Good Morning.  Just a quick post today, running off to church.  

This morning, I would like to share my card for the Hambo Hoedown.  I really liked this week's challenge.  We were to case a DT member's card and there were so many I would like to case...but I had to settle on just one.  This one by Lyn Tomlin:

For my card I used the image called, Toaster.

I like the color scheme and the simplicity of the design.  I think it really has impact.

OK, I have to run.  Take care.

Challenges entered:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Glitter n Sparkle - Use 3 of Something
One Stitch At A Time -Use a Digi

CDAC - Anything Goes


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Saturday, June 15, 2013

B I N G O!

Good morning!  It's time for a new challenge at Catch the Bug and this month I am the Biggest Fan!  

This week we are playing BINGO and creating the cutest projects based on the bingo board.

Can you tell which row I used?  I used the last row to create my card.

I hope you will joining us over on the blog.  You could win some adorable images from Bugaboo Stamps.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
Digi Haven – Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - Cute
CDAC - 1, 2, 3 Challenge

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy Friday - Let's have a cook out!

Hello!  It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood!  LOL!  I feel like cooking on the grill today.  So I think I will as long as the weather cooperates with me.

I have a card to share today.  I used a Doodle Pantry image called BBQ Birdie.  He seems to have the right idea!

I love this sentiment too.  I tell my daughter that all the time.  She tells me she doesn't "want any grill" on her food.  LOL!

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
DP - Use a DP image
365 Cards - Welcome Summer
A.R.T. Card Challenge - Summertime

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Digi Stamps Only

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Delightful Thursday - Wedding Wishes

Good Morning, it's Delightful Thursday and that means a new challenge at Delightful Challenges. This week we are sending out wedding wishes. The challenge is to create a project for Wedding or Anniversary.

This week I created my card using two items from the Digital Delights store.I used the
Flower Set and Wedding and Anniversary Sentiment Set.

The DT created some wonderful wedding pieces.  Hop over to the blog and take a look and then link up for your chance to win.

Take care.

Challenges entered:
In the Pink - Pink Flowers

Paper Shelter Challenge -Pink and white/Blue and white
Penny's Paper-Crafty - 1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments

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