Sunday, September 30, 2012

LMCB #108 AUTUMN SPLENDOR (12x12 Pumpkin Patch Layout)

Good morning everyone!!  This Sunday brings the newest challenge
We are all about AUTUMN SPLENDOR.  Let's see the FALL photos, Foliage, Football... anything to do with FALL.
I chose to do a layout of one of our Pumpkin Patch adventures from past years.  This is from 2008.  My how time flies!  I made a mistake on my layout and put 2009... but I have already fixed it.  (oops)

This is a pretty basic page.  The leaves, the word FALL and the smaller words are all from Little Yellow Bicycle along with the 2 strips of designer paper.  Crumb cake and whisper white are Stampin' Up cardstock I used for the background.  The scallops I punched out myself using a circle punch and the bigger pumpkin is also made using an oval punch 3 times and overlapping the ovals.  Added some linen thread and a hand cut stem and voila!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  I hope you have some time to join us!!  If you are like me, you have LOTS of Fall photos laying around.  So many that you might confuse the dates!! Here is a great excuse to get them on paper!  Come join us and see if you can earn a GUEST DESIGNER SPOT for the month of November!!  Just put GDT after your name when linking up.
Happy Sunday to you all!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

DDC # 29 "Baby Baby"

Good Monday morning!!  The next challenge over at Digi Darla's is all about BABIES!!!  Use a Digi Image that has anything to do with Pregnancies, Newborns, Baby shower etc... and create a project!!  I have a good friend that is having a baby girl soon... so I made this card for her.  Hopefully she doesn't check my blog on a regular basis.  Or OOPS... Surprise!!  :-)  You have now seen your card.  
Her shower is next weekend... so this challenge came at the perfect time!!

(Digi Darla Image - Baby Girl Collage)

And just for playing along with us at Digi Darla's this week... you get the below digi image for FREE!  Not a bad deal!!
I hope you have some time to join us!  You have a chance to be part of the weekly Top 3!! 
 Link Up by Saturday at 6pm EST.

A couple other challenges I am entering with my card...

Paper Playtime # 84 - Use punches and add a sentiment.  I did a layering of border punches below the image.  And the first set of scallops are actually the 1/2" circle punch and then each circle cut in half.  

Unique Crafters Challenge - September Challenge "Anything Goes" (up to 3 entries allowed)

Thanks for stopping by!!  Happy Crafting!!

Cardstock:  Pink Passion, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, So Saffron from Stampin' Up
Stamps:  Whimsical Words from SU for sentiment, Digi Darla for Image
Embellies:  Light Pink gingham ribbon from Sweet Petites, Dots embossing folder Sizzix, White baker's twine SU, Doodle Bug Design boutique Brad.
Punches:  1/2 " circle punch, 2 different scallop border punches from Stampin' Up

LMCB 106 - Sketch challenge using Flowers!! (I'm back with my layout)

Good morning everyone!!  We have an easy and straight forward challenge for you this week 

Use the below Sketch and add Flowers to your layout!! 
 Easy Peasy!!  So easy.. that I sheepishly don't have mine ready yet.  :(
It's COMING!!!  :)
I will be adding it right here!!  

And here is my creation...

I can't honestly believe that I haven't scrapped these photos yet.  This is our daughter at 2 1/2 doing her Flower Girl Debut at my brother's wedding in 2005.  Yikes!!  Where does the time go??   Better yet... you all now know that I am not "Caught Up" with my photos.  But have so many precious memories scrapped special in albums.  And that is all that matters!! 

Hey... and Lasting Memories is looking for a lucky scrapper to be the GUEST DESIGN TEAM member for the month of October!!  Just add "GDT" to your name when linking up and you have put your name into the hat!!  Good luck my fellow scrappin' friends!!
I'll be back later today with my creation!!
Happy Sunday!!

"Sunny Day" simply scrappin' kit from Stampin' Up
Jasmine Cricut Cart for title
Bitty Paper Blossoms from Imaninisce
Hero Hues Gems
Large & Small Basic Pearls from Stampin' Up
5/8" Satin White Ribbon from Stampin' Up
Melon Mambo & Pacific Point Flower buttons from SU
Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Whisper White Cardstock from Stampin' Up

Monday, September 10, 2012

LMCB 105 "It's in the Movies"

What??  You ask??  Yes... that is right.... our next challenge over at Lasting Memories is all about MOVIES.  This week we are going to the movies!  Our challenge for you is to use something from the movies on your layout.  This could be a theme, title, quote, photo... get creative!!

I got lucky with this one for I actually had pictures from when our family went to see the CARS 2 movie last summer.  Our son was just ecstatic about the whole thing so I had to capture his excitement.  He knows every line in the movie.  I'm not sure if that is good or bad??  :)  We own the movie... and there was a time when he would watch over and over and over.  Sort of glad that phase is done for a while.

A lot of the elements to this layout are from an older kit from Creative Memories.  I created the black and white strip down the left side with my square punch ... alternating colors.  Glad that I thought of that.  And I am lovin' banners these days.  :)

I am also entering this over at ScrapFit Warm-up # 31 where you have to use PATTERNED paper as your background paper.  Well this was a challenge for me... for I almost ALWAYS use plain cardstock and the add the fun papers on top.  I sort of had to reverse my thinking.  

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
 If you have a chance to play along with us over at Lasting Memories this week... you have until Saturday 9/15 at 6pm EST to join us.
If you are interested in being a Guest Designer for the month of October... please add GDT after your name when linking up.

Happy Crafting!!!

DDC #28 "Thinking about you"

Hello friends!!  Before I tell you about the next challenge... I am happy to share with you my WINNER from last week's challenge/blog hop.  The winner of the Digi Darla image "Vinca Vase" is...

Comment # 2 -  JULIE!!!!
Please email me HERE to claim your winning image!!  :-)

Today brings another start to the next challenge over at Digi Darla's!!  
The challenge is "THINKING OF YOU or SYMPATHY."
Create a project using a digi image with the above theme.
Here's what I did...

(Using Digi Darla image "Hello Caterpillar")

And here is a close-up of the bottom of the card to show my use of "Metal" with my flower brad.  I am entering my card over at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Now let's see what you do!!
  And just for playing... you automatically will receive the FREE play and win image below.  Can't beat that!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Crafting!! 

Monday, September 3, 2012

DDC # 27 "BLING" it up!! And a Blog Hop!!!!

Hello stamping friends!! It's time for another new release hop this week over at Digi Darla's! We'll be showcasing some of the AUGUST new releases at our sister site - Digital Stamp Club!! Each of us on the DT chose an image from all of the August releases to show you and guess what!! Each one of us will be choosing one lucky winning comment to receive our image choice!! So make sure you hop around to all our blogs and be sure to comment for a chance to win a DD image!!! We're also giving away a GRAND PRIZE!! Just for joining us, using a DIGI DARLA image, you will have a chance to win ALL of August New Release images!!! OMGosh!! 

So, let's get this party started, shall we?? If you've arrived here from VANESSA then you are on the right track!! If you're just arriving, please be sure to start at the very beginning, Denise's blog, so you don't miss one thing!! Our challenge this week is "Bling It Up!" - we want to see a bling, bling and more bling on your creation!

And here's my creation using Digi Darla's VINCA VASE from the August 27th New Releases.
My bling is in the center of the flowers, on the corners of the image and on the little HELLO sentiment.  :-)

Here is another close-up of some BLING...

Now before you leave, be sure to leave me a comment for a chance to win this fabulous image!! Don't forget to join our challenge this week for a chance to win the entire August Release-you need to use a Digi Darla image!!!
  If you don't have one, please email Karen and she'll send you a past freebie!

Your next stop is the super talented KAREN !! Happy hopping and look fwd to seeing you at Digi Darla's this week!! Good luck!

Master Hop List

Would like to add this card to the challenge over at Unique Crafters Challenge where Anything Goes!!  Up to 3 entries allowed and no older than 3 months back.