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!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July New Release


That's right it's time for a new release over at Clearly Digi Stamps and as always there's some awesome new digis available, here's 2 I was asked to work with:

First up is a set called Dinos:
 A closer look, as you can see I popped out both dinosaurs:

The paper for this one is from the Animal Crackers pad from DCWV and the stamp is from a place called Creative Pals in Brookfield Wisconsin, an awesome store I try to get to once a year.
Next up is The Grind:


 Couldn't resist had to create another similar version:

Other than the two Martha Stewart stamps and some bling both of these cards used the paper and images right from the set, one thing I so love about CDS is you get such nice complete sets at a reasonable price :).

Be sure to head on over to the store to check all the other new release sets and get great inspiration from the rest of the team!


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Paper Piecing Challenge!

Good Morning! Hope you're doing well! Glad you came by today as Digi Designs Challenge this week is to Paper Piece, pretty cool!  Here's my card using the too cute image called "Molly Cutie", she's just so darn cute, isn't she?

A close up, as you can see I pieced her dress, hair bow and sox all to match :)

This challenge is being sponsored by:

Head on over to the challenge blog to see what creative paper piecing the rest of the team has to share as well as what the great prize is the sponsor is giving!  Have a great day!