Monday, September 30, 2013

Digi Darla #82

Good Morning and thanks for joining us!
Digi Darla has a new challenge for us this week.
It's 'Anything Goes w/ an optional twist "Harvest Moon"'
I used 'Pumpkins_Corn'. Colored it with prisma colored pencils, I made my digi a PNG and then made my own background with MDS2. I also made my 'Thanks' tag on WORD using clip art. Cut it out with grand nestabilities and popped it up with dimensional dots.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lasting Memories #159

Sunday has rolled around again!
So that means it's time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories and it's called 'Even # of Photos & Odd # of embellishments'
Last week-end I got to meet Dawn Dawley, co-owner of 
Created With Love Challenges, She is SUPER talented and I had the privilege to work with her at Digi Darla's!


Friday, September 27, 2013

DSC #55

Wow! It's Friday again!
Time for a new challenge at Digitally Sweet.
 I used a cute little digi called 'Senor Pickles'
I colored it in paintbrush but I didn't have to remove the background as it came in JPEG & PNG! WOOHOO!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Die For A Sketch

At 'A Die For A Sketch' we are challenged to use a minimum of one die and this sketch...
Oh I love sketches!
Here's mine
Isn't he just the cutest?! He's a retiring stamp from Lacy Sunshine Stamps and he's only $1.00! You'll find him here as well as some other fantastic digis!
I colored him with prisma colored pencils and then fussy cut him out (which I hate to do! LOL!) I found this rub-on of a peace sign for my circle die and the googly eyes are supposed to be little frogs (I need Heather, the artist and owner of Lacy Sunshine Stamps) 
I popped my peace sign and Pickles up with dimensional dots.
Oh and BTW, it's a variation gatefold card.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Flutterby #253

At Flutterby Wednesday it's Anything Goes. (As long as you have a butterfly or fairy or more, if you would like!) WOOHOO!!!
My creation has a 'Sweet Pea Stamp' (love their art work, this is Ching Chou's
'Inner Tender'. There's my fairy! My butterfly is from SU 'Beautiful Wings' It's a die cut that has 5 butterflies and I layered all 5, I also used DSP and a border punch from SU (Can you tell I like SU?!) I colored a stamp from my stash, the embossing folder is a Sizzix. The bling and stickles is from my stash.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Digi Darla #81

A few weeks ago we had a 'Copy Cat Challenge' which means we get to see different interpretations with the same image. We had so much FUN we decided to do one each month! This is a freebie at Digi Darla's and what a fun image to work with! It's called 'Ye Old Sailing Ship'
Here's mine...

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Lasting Memories #158

Hope everyone is having a good week-end!
The challenge this week at Lasting Memories is 'Vacation Time'
My pix weren't so good so I did a digital LO! Some how that makes the pix look a little better.
This was my favorite hairshow!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

CWLC #58

Hey it's our favorite at Created With Love Challenges "Anything goes" and I used another 'Sweet Pea Stamp' They are so cool, alot of detail!

I colored it with prisma colored pencils and copic markers. Again I am down to the wire on this but it took me alot longer than anticipated to color it! I used an embossing folder from sizzix. The flower and bling are from my stash. I added four different colors of stickles!

Friday, September 20, 2013

DSC #54

This week we have another Anything Goes but we are being sponsored by 

I used this wonderful kit called 'Celebrate September'
This is a pocket for a scrapbook LO for a CD that I made. I kept it simple because I just love this picture of my Sam!
No, he came with that spot on his nose!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Flutterby Wednesdays #252

The Challenge this week at Flutterby Wednesdays is Fall colors and don't forget your fairy or butterfly!
This is easy, everything is Stampin' Up except the jewels and I cut out my round easel with Grand spellbinders

Lacy Sunshine Challenge #17

Lacy Sunshine Challenges are always ATG and this week she offering a free digi (if you used a Lacy Sunshine image last time) that I already have "Pearl' A beautiful mermaid!
I hate to fussy cut, I GET TO FUSSY! So I used a PNG and made my own background. I colored her with prisma colored pencils. I used a cuttlebug embossing folder and some DSP from SU and a framelit die from SU also (the leaves) The little orange bubbles are from my stash and of course I used stickles. Don't the leaves look kinda like sea growth? Oh I did add some little tiny pearls. Isn't Heather's 'Pearl' pretty?!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Lasting Memories #157

It's time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories!
This week, it is 'All About You'
I love to use the sequin art as a pattern. My digital image (Paisley Silhouette Elephant) is from Bugaboos.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Smilebox of Donna's & Jeff fafa's visit (Gwen's Sis & BIL)

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Sweet Pea Stamps

My friend Annie directed me to this sight (Sweet Pea Stampers)
This is a Sweet Pea Stamp called 'Poppies & Flutter' by Norma Burnell. I would like to enter this in 'Created With Love Challenges' & 'Sweet Pea Stampers'
CWL had a Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week.
I picked (embossing, flowers, & lace)

Sweet Pea Stampers challenged us to use Kraft CS
Isn't she gorgeous?!
Colored her with prisma colored pencils. I embossed the Kraft CS with a sizzix folder, used spellbinders for my die cuts. Sprayed my piece of lace with glimmer mist. The butterflies are a stamp from SU with a matching punch and jewels are from my stash. (of course I added stickles.

Friday, September 13, 2013

DSC #53

We loved seeing all those fantastic entries last week!
Today is the start of a new challenge and guess what...
IT'S ANOTHER ANYTHING GOES' and we are being sponsored by Cedar Chest Designs.
All this month we are having your favorite 'ANYTHING GOES'!
I chose the cute little 'OWLS'
I removed the background in Paintbrush and of course used my wonderful digital software from SU (MDS2)
My Grandmother loved owls and so do I! Tried to make it look like a quilt.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sweet Pea September challenge

The challenge at 'One Sweet Challenge' is really a color challenge, use brown, yellow, orange, and red in honor of Autumn.
I got the perfect image, it Norma Burnell's "Hoot Owl".
Check out the images here. AWESOME!
Colored with prisma colored pencils. I used an embossing folder from cuttlebug. My DSP is from SU, I wet embossed with a decorative corner.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Lacy Sunshine Challenges #16

Our challenge is to use die cuts and/or punches, Well I used both and a beautiful Lacy Sunshine image 'Hannah'. She arrived in JPEG and PNG. Yesterday I did a little tutorial on PNG's, found here.
Since came in PNG which is a transparent border, I made my own background with my SU software 'MDS2'
Isn't she pretty and there are lots more pretty images here (check them out)
I cut out my basic card with spellbinders, the flourish die cut is from SU. the butterflies and the bird is a stamp and matching punch from SU. 
My image and butterflies and bird are colored with prisma colored pencils. The border punch is from 'Martha Stuart' I think...and the flowers are stickers.
I popped up alot of my elements with dimensional dots.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Digi Darla #79

Hope everyone enjoyed their week end!
It's Monday and it's time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's
ANYTHING GOES w/ an optional twist.
I used DD "Back To School word art" I colored it digitally in Paintbrush.
I kept it simple cuz I still have to add journaling.
This is my Great Nephew on his 1st day of kinder and first time he road a school bus!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lasting Memories #156

We are on our 156th challenge!
It's time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories and it's called 
so lets see those animals!
My dogs get so impatient waiting for Gwen to get home! LOL!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Digitally Sweet Challenges #52

It's another fantastic Friday!
At Digitally Sweet it's our favorite challenge, ANYTHING GOES!
For the whole month of Sept., they decided to have a ATG! WOOHOO!
is sponsoring them and the winner wins 5 images of their choice!
I used Digi Darla's 'Pot Of Gold' colored. Removed the background in Paintbrush and my software is from Stampin Up (MDS2)

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Created With Love #56

Hi! Our challenge at 'Created With Love Challenges' is CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKES! Oh, I love snowflakes but Chris 'it isn't making me feel cooler. LOL!' It sure is a fun challenge though and helps me get a jump on Christmas cards!
I made a circular easel card using my winnings, a Bugaboo image 'Santas Reindeer globe' (isn't it fantastic?!)
I colored it with copic markers and boy was that scary, I kept telling myself 'It's only paper' Not being experienced with printer ink, I thought it was going to run! I embossed one of my circles with a cuttlebug folder but first I colored the folder with white ink. (just to see what would happen and I actually liked the effect) The ribbon is from SU. The snowflake sequins are from my stash.
I wet embossed a snowflake and punched it out with a matching punch from SU. Of course I added stickles and bling.

613 Avenue Create #35

The challenge for 613 Avenue Create is Anything Goes w/an optional twist 'Spotlighting' Never done that before but they have a video on the blog. Cool Technique!

I used a Digi Darla image 'Expecting Momma'
I used a cuttlebug embossing folder and rubbed ink over the embossing. The butterfly is from SU and I used a word window punch from SU also. I found a piece of ribbon in my stash.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Flutterby #249

Our challenge at Flutterby Wednesdays this week is to make a shaped card. No squares or rectangles. I decided to make a Middle Stairstep card! (just to see if I could!)

Another view.

Everything is SU but the CS, and the sequin snowflake.

DDC #78

Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day!
Time for a new challenge at Digi Darla's.
It's everyones's favorite challenge 'ANYTHING GOES' with an optional twist!
Add a flag, banner, or a pennant to your creation!
I chose 'Feathers With Banner', colored it with prisma colored pencils and then fussy cut it out. Then layered it on some embossing by cuttlebug.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Lasting Memories #155

It's a long week-end (for most of us)
Time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories!
It's called Tall Tales or Fishy Tales!
I found the perfect paper in my stash and I used a Digi Darla image too! It's called 'Nothing Makes a Fish Bigger (word art)'
I made a deck out of wood paper and put my pix on it. I also had this cute little fish punch