Saturday, December 7, 2013

Christmas In Non-Traditional Colors

That's right the challenge this week over at Digi Designs is to create a Christmas project in non-traditional colors.  For my project I used purple and pink, I used the too cute image called Kitty Kiss:

 A closer view:

 It's a gift cardholder made with my new Envelope Punch Board so this is the inside:

Be sure to head on over to the Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team came up with as well as what the sponsor Marker Pop is so generously offering!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thanks or Thanksgiving Challenge

How appropriate with Thanksgiving right around the corner, a Thanks or Thanksgiving challenge over at Digi Designs, here's my card using the too cute image called Windy Play:

A closer look:

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT came up with for this awesome challenge and to see what the sponsor The Cutting Cafe has to offer as well!  I'm off to start my holiday chores and crafting this week, so I may be popping in with some other projects to share, thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Girly Challenge at Digi Designs

Hi there ALL!  Hope everyone is doing well! I'm okay getting ready for the "holiday season" time to start working on all the holiday projects :) Not always my favorite time but this year I kind of look forward to it... Well wait and see if that lasts...  Anyway on to this week's challenge, it's anything girly, for my project I used the too cute image called " Penny's Pet" along with it I used my Dot folder for the embossing and some girly ribbon and glitter flowers along with scalloped circles:

 A closer view:

Oh and the Bow Easy is what tied the bow :)  Be sure to head on over to the blog to see what other girly creations the rest of the team came up with and to check the awesome prize offered by none other than DigiDarla Designs!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Saturday, October 26, 2013

A Halloween Challenge


Hi there! Happy Saturday morning to you! Not sure what the weather is where you are but today here in the Chicagoland area we are living up to our name of the "Windy City" I tell ya... super windy and rather Halloween eerie like :) Which leads me into today's challenge over at Digi Designs Challenge Blog, Halloween is the challenge and here's what I came up with using the cute image called "All Aboard":

 A closer look:

Is she note cute or what?  Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the team came up with as well as what the awesome prize is from There She Goes!  Hope you'll join our challenge while there's a few days left until Halloween!  Thanks for coming by!


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Digi Designs Color Challenge


Hi there! I'm afraid I've been away for quite sometime lately.  Life just took on a bit of "busy" lately, I'm sure all of you can relate!  I ended up missing the last Digi Designs Challenge as time just got away, there were a ton of entries though as everyone loves to color, myself included :)  Well this week the challenge is a different sort of challenge with color, this time you need to use specific colors in your project!  Those colors are Colors of  Halloween  - Orange, Black, Purple and Green, that's right we want you to use ALL of these colors in your project, here what I came up with using the oh so cute Halloween image called Magician Boo:

A closer view:

 Such a cute image isn't he?  One of my favs for Halloween :)  Now be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what other magical creations the other team members created using these awesome colors and don't forget to check out the sponsors prize too, this week's sponsor is none other than Marker Pop!

Take care and thanks for coming by!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Fond Farewell


to Clearly Digi Stamps :( That's right if you haven't heard Clearly Digi Stamps is closing at the end of September, check out the owner Lori's post here.  If you're hopping along you should have come from Dee's Blog, if you're not hopping you'll want to start at the Challenge Blog.

Because the store is closing this will be the final 3rd Sunday blog hop and most if not all of the design team has joined in using one of their very favorite sets. 


I had a hard time choosing a "favorite" as I have so many but wanted the card to be a special "good-bye" so I chose Everyday Jargon:

A closer view:


At this time I'd like to take the time to thank Lori, Jerusha and Linda for the opportunities of being on the Clearly Digi Stamps Design Team, I had a really great time and just love all the images all the time!  Thanks ladies, I wish you all the best and hope to see you around blog land!

Now don't forget you have the chance to win this awesome set, just leave a comment and let me know what you think of my card, the winners will be notified on Thursday so be sure to leave your e-mail address as well! 

Thanks for coming by, next on the hop is: Dana's Blog, happy hopping!


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fabulous Fall Colors

 That's right, pretty soon here in the Midwest we'll be seeing fall colors :( leaves are already starting to fall...  Because fall is right around the corner Digi Designs Challenges has a challenge for you this week using Fabulous Fall Colors, here's my card using the too cute image appropriately called Bear in the Window:

 A closer look:

The challenge is being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons, be sure to head on over to the Challenge Blog to check out the awesome prize(s) and to see what the rest of the team created using Fabulous Fall Colors!  Thanks for coming by!


Saturday, August 31, 2013

Digi Design's Birthday Challenge

That's right Digi Design's challenge this week is to create something for "Birthday"!  I used the oh so adorable "Birthday Rascal", has to be one of my favs :)

 A closer look:

Is he not the cutest?  I used background paper from my newest DCWV Birthday paper pad, a star border punch, some star bling and of course Copic markers.  This challenge's sponsor is Sweet Stamps, be sure to head on over to the Digi Design Challenge blog to see what the cool prize is and to see what the rest of the creative team came up with for the birthday challenge!  Thanks for coming by, have a great day!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Back to School


I cannot believe it's almost time for Back to School already this year, can you?  My daughter is on her way next week to start her Sophomore year in college... I cannot believe it either :(  This week Digi Designs is therefore challenging us to create a back to school project, here's mine:

 A close up:

Used the cute image called School Days, the paper and sticker are from the old DCWV School stack and stickers.  Marker Pop is giving away a very generous prize for the winner of this challenge, be sure to head on over to the Digi Designs Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the team has to share and be sure to share your Back to School project, won't you?


Thursday, August 15, 2013

CDS August New Release


Hi there!  Hope you're having a great summer, I sure am when I'm not working that is :) Clearly Digi Stamps has some great new images this month, here are two that I'm sharing:

First up, In Season.  Since Fall is around the corner I thought I'd go with that:


Close up:

Next up, Butterfly & Flowers:

Be sure to head on over to the Store and the Challenge blog and see what else is going on today for the awesome August release!  Thanks for coming by!


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Stitching Challenge at Digi Design


Good Morning!  Hope all is well with you! I'm doing fine just super busy as always! This week Digi Design Challenge is challenging you to stitch it can be real or faux, I went with faux:

 A close up:

For my card I used the so cute image called Birthday Bertie along with a stamp from The Angel Company for the stitching. 

Okay, well I'm off to work a few hours at my day job, have a great weekend and be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to check out this weeks prize!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

CDS - Clean and Simple Blog Hop

Happy Sunday to you!  Thank you for taking part in this months Clearly Digi Stamps monthly blog hop! If you've already started hopping you should have come from Jennifer's blog, if not you'll want to start back at the CDS Challenge Blog.  The theme this month is "Clean and Simple", I never realized how hard it is to make something "simple" :).  However I tried and this is what I came up with:

 A closer view of the image:

Okay, I promised myself I'd get started on some Christmas cards in July, I actually try to do this every year and because this awesome set of images has this awesome pre-colored holly swags I decided to try them and now I can say I successfully started on Christmas cards in July, so nice! For my clean and simple card I rotated the swag so that I could place one on the bottom and just cut and pasted them in Word so that I can print them, I cut the image out using Spellbinders Labels One and layered it on red using the Spellbinders Decorative Labels One, I embossed the green using a holly embossing folder from Sizzix and last I cut out the holly in the corner with a Martha Stewart punch and an ordinary small hole punch for the berries.  Pretty simple.

Okay you could win your very own set called Seasonal Swags (see below) by just leaving me a comment.  One random winner will be pulled and the winner will be announced on Thursday 7/25, so be sure to leave me your e-mail address so you can be contacted with the good news! Good Luck!


From here your off to Dee's Blog, happy hopping!

Blog roll:

CDS Blog
Deanette - me


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Wedding or Anniversary Challenge

 Hi there! So glad you came by today! The challenge this week over at Digi Designs is anything Wedding or Anniversary, for mine I chose Wedding & used the too cute new image called Special Day Moments:

A close up:

 Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the awesome DT created for your inspiration as well as what the sponsor the Cutting Cafe is giving for a prize!

Just one last thing to share, this is how I spend a very hot and muggy (very windy too) day here in the Midwest yesterday a large tree branch from our very large maple tree came crashing down in the middle of the afternoon:


And the really upsetting this is it came crashing down on my daughter's friends car who happened to be visiting for the day... the poor thing only had it for less than a month too!

Now we are off to fight with the insurance company... :(

Anyway, hope you have a wonderful weekend and again thanks for coming by!