Friday, July 29, 2011

Digi Darla's Having a Facebook Party...and we're all invited!

Digi Darla is having a Facebook Party....and we're all invited!!

And she has prizes, prizes and more prizes. For all the information just check out the info below...then head on over, I'll have a link at the bottom of this post.


Facebook PARTY Time!

Mark your calendars and make a way to be there! Invite all your friends because the more participants there are, the more prizes she will add to the Giveaway!
Let Me Repeat That For You!

The more participants there are and the more they and YOU participate, the MORE chances you have to WIN!

You have to be there any time from 3:00 -5:00 Eastern Standard Time (that's 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. PST) to win and all comments and responses earn an entry! Prizes will be dished out the entire time! (See the blog party for an idea.)
A rough list of prizes for participants:

Digital Stamps from our wonderfully generous Sponsors:

  1. $30 Bugaboo Stamps! Love Bugaboo art! You will,too!
  2. $10 Store credit for Glitterbabe Designs! Her stuff is so cool!
  3. 5 designs of choice (or 4 designs and 1 paper pack) from the AMAZING artist Robyn’s Fetish Digital Stamps!
  4. From Digi Darla)! :) There will be prizes for 1 month and Yearly Memberships to the Digital Stamp Club!


  1. Martha Stewart punches and a glitter set
  2. Cricut cartridges
  3. Copics Marker set
  4. Mickey Mouse 8×8 scrapbooking kit
  5. Spellbinders Shapeabilities Daisy Heads
  6. an assortment of ribbon sets and a pigment ink pad set from Martha Stewart
  7. Basic Grey ribbon set
  8. American Crafts Thickers , brads,and other assorted sticker kits
  9. Clear stamps and a clear mini block
  10. Sticker sets from companies such as Disney, Jolee’s By You Dimensional Elements, American Crafts, Soft Spoken, Cloud9 Design, Vellum Phrases, Sticko, and More!

And, let’s not forget the Grand Prize! A Plum Cricut Expression!

It is going to be a WHALE of a time!

You have GOT to clear your schedule for this remarkable event and TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS TO JOIN THE FUN!

ATTENTION: The more participants we have- the more prizes she will add to the giveaway!

(Yes, she sure does do that! Just ask the Blog Party participants)

Now how can you turn down this kind of a fun time? So head on can find it and all the fun here . Hope to see you all there!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Top 3!!!

Hey all,
Did you hear??? I made Top 3 over at Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog! So I just wanted to thank Allie and the rest of the fabulous team over at Pattie's Creations Challenge blog for voting my International Children’s Day project as a Top 3 in their latest challenge! It is greatly appreciated and I am so excited to be able to display their wonderful badge.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

International Children's Day

International Children’s Day is a day that was put aside by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children . The holiday is usually marked with speeches on children’s rights and wellbeing, children TV programs, parties, and  various actions involving children or dedicated to children. It is celebrated on different days around the world, but International Youth Day is recognised by the United Nations and is celebrated on August 12th.

To Commemorate Children’s Day Digistamps4Joy challenged us to make a project depicting a child. No angels, fairies or teens…a child. Pretty easy right? Well the twist is that we'd like to see something that is not a card or tag! If you find that this is a bit too much out of your comfort zone, we will accept a card or tag. The image that I got to use for this challenge is called Summer Ice Cream. You can find this image and all the other fabulous images from Digistamps4Joy here.So once I had my image I went and scoured the internet for an idea…and boy did I find an idea! My dd's birthday was coming up and I decided that I wanted to make a box to put some of her gifts in.
I found this fabulous tutorial for this box here. Little did I know when I started this project just how much of a challenge it would be, but it was well worth it in the end…my dd loved it!

Isn’t this image  just too adorable? What a wonderfully fun summer image. I coloured her with my Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms. I used a Nestibility to cut her out with. The box is made with 3 layers of paper for each panel...a designer paper for the outside and inside and a layer in
The instructions for the box said to use cardboard from a cereal box, but I didn't have one, so I used cardboard paper that I picked up from the dollar store. I crocheted the pieces with embroidery thread and used a number 8 needle. It said to use a 1.25 mm needle but I found that too small for me (not sure how many mm’s a number 8 is).  I added Stickles to the roses and butterflies because my daughter and I love the glitter! will pick one winner to receive 3 images of their choice from the store. You do not have to use a Digistamps4Joy image to win with the random pick. There will also be a DT pick. That entry must be a Digistamps4Joy image, and the winner will receive a $6 Gift Voucher to the store. For all the deets on the challenge go to the Digistamps4Joy Challenge blog here.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over and while you’re there, check out the fabulous creations that my team mates came up with.

Supplies used:

Uncolored image by Digistamps4Joy
DP – From my stash (sorry the name got made in with the project lol)
Roses – Recollections Mulberry Mini Roses
Ribbon – Offray
Rhinestones – Deco Strips from my local dollar store
Embroidery cotton
Fabric butterfly’s from my local dollar store
Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms

Challenges entered:

Guylou's Inimitability - Recipe
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Simply Handmade
Pattie's Creations - Challenge #26 - Glitter or bling
Card Makin Mama's - Challenge #25 - Food and Drink
Allsorts - Challenge #113 - Free n Easy
Little Miss Muffet - Challenge #14 - Summer
Scrapbook Sisters - Challenge #45 - Birthdays
ThePaper Shelter - Challenge #24 - Anything Goes
Two Sisters Challenge - Challenge #49 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenges - Challenge #45 - Ribbon
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge - Challenge #16 - Fab and Funky
Paper Playtime - Challenge #51 - Summer
Shelly's Images - TTT - Sum, Summ, Summertime

Monday, July 25, 2011

Just a Reminder

Hi all...just a quick reminder that you only have a couple of days left to enter into our Christmas in July Challenge over at Digistamps4Joy! We've seen a lot of incredible creations and would sure like to see more! And remember, if you use a Digistamps4Joy image, you have a chance at winning the DT Choice award and a $6 gift voucher to spend in the store! How awesome is that? And's Christmas cards! That'll make one less that you have to make at Christmas time! :D

And keep your eyes open...our new challenge will be starting in just a couple of days, and you don't want to miss it! My design teamies have come up with some incredible creations that are a must see! Hope to see you all there.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

TLC's 1st Anniversary at CDAC and 300 Member Party

TLC on CDAC is celebrating it's 1st year Anniversary and having 300 members! So to celebrate Paulette, of Create with TLC has offered two different images that we got to choose from to make a card with for their combined celebration challenge. I chose this wonderful Vintage Image. I chose a layout from the current Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge on CDAC. You can find the challenge here. We had a choice of 2 different layouts....a fancy one or a CAS one...I chose the fancy one.

I chose the Fancy one and this is what I came up with.
The idea for TLC's challenge was to use one of the images and come up with your own sentiment. I had a heck of a time coming up with a sentiment (Sentiments are a stretch for me lol), but I did manage to come up with "One step...two step  Three step...Grown!". I colored the image with my Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms.

So I just had to show you a close up of this wonderful image. Isn't it just too adorable? Reminds me of when my dd was learning to walk...and now she's 19 years old lol. That's why I came up with the sentiment I did...seems like they take their first steps and the next thing you know, they're an adult! I added a birthday greeting from Nana Vic's on the bottom with some Rhinestones from Recollections. The small flowers are also from Recollections as is the dp and cs. I distressed the edges with SU's River Rock ink.  

Challenges entered:

TLC Anniversary Challenge - Make a sentiment
MMSC - Challenge #113
Guylou's Inimitability - Recipe Challenge
Pattie's Creations - Challenge 26 - Glitter or Bling

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Karen's Doodles Tribute

As we all sit and watch the horrible tragedy that happened in Norway this last week, Karen over at Karen’s Doodles, has created a wonderful image in tribute to the victims of these senseless crimes.

She is offering this image free so that we can show our support to our friends in Norway. She is asking that we make a card and show it on our blog or send it to a charity in honour of the victims.  Or print out the image for your child to color. She also asks that you please post your ideas or links to your cards in the comment section of her blog. She would love to see our friends in Norway flooded with your generosity.

If you would like to all about this tribute, please head over to Karen’s Doodle’s here. And let’s all show our support to the people of Norway.

Hugs ~

Friday, July 22, 2011

Blog Candy

Wow, where does the time go? Theresa (Tee) over at Crafts, Friends and Angels, is celebrating her 1st year Blogaversary! And if any of you know Tee, you know that the candy is going to be good. And of course she hasn’t disappointed! Just check this out:
Doesn’t that all look just so yummy? Now she does have a few rules for being able to have a chance at all this yummy stuff, so maybe you should just head over there and check it out. By the way…she has added more since this pic was taken! She promised that for every 20 new followers she would add to it…and she has! Well what are you waiting for…go on and check it out! You can find her and her candy here.

Thanks for visiting me….

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Magical Birthday Wish

So for those of you that don’t know, yesterday was my dear daughter’s 19th birthday! I can’t believe it, where did the time go? And how did she get to be so old while I stayed so young? lol  Anyways, Vickie over at Nana Vic’s newest Vickie Quickie freebie was a wonderful Word Art sheet that you can find here. As soon as I saw all those wonderful sentiments, the ideas started running through my head of what I could do for a card for my daughter. She is a huge Tinkerbell fanatic and there was a couple of sentiments that I thought would be perfect for a Tinkerbell card. I finally found a Tink coloring page that I felt would be perfect for it.
The fold is called a Joy fold card and can be found here.
The little bags of fairy dust also came from the Word Art sheet. I colored Tink with my Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms and added gold flecked stickles to her wings. I used my Gold Gelly Roll pen for the fairy dust.
This is one of her fabulous word art sentiments that she offered. I printed it and then went over it with my Gold Gelly Roll pen. I used my metallic watercolors for coloring the fairy dust bags and doing the edges the cardstock my image was printed on.

You can still pick up this wonderful freebie for a couple of don't miss out. Come on over and join in the fun. You can find all the deets on Nana Vic's Quickie Challenge on her blog.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Marvelous Monday!

Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend. We had clouds and rain lol, but it was a good one anyways. So here we are at the start of another week and because it's Monday, it's Marvelous Monday over at Shelly's Images! And lucky me...I got to be a GDT this time :D This week we're showing our favorite images from Shelly's Images store.  I was so excited to be able to use the image that I did.

The image that I used was one that I won from her shop and I just love it. I adore doing scenic cards and this image fit the bill just right for a Father's Day card for my father in law.  Isn't it absolutely gorgeous! I just love that pretty little duck swimming in the water! If you'd like to get this image...or check out any of her other fabulous images, you can find them here. I paired it with some cattails from Firecracker Designs just to give it a more 3D effect.
I colored the image with Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms. Except for the head and part of the tail...on the those I used some metallic water colors to give the feathers a natural sheen like the real ducks. I added brown flocking to the cattails to make them more realistic also.

I got the sentiment from Splitcoast Stampers and the idea for the Octagon easel card from Crafty Anne and you can find the template here. I distressed around the sentiment using my Moss green ink from SU.


Uncolored image from Shelly's Images
Sentiment from Splitcoast Stampers
DP - From my stash
Medium - Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms, metallic water colors
Moss Green ink from Stampin Up
Ribbon from my stash
Brass Flat backed pearls from Recollections

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Countdown to Christmas

Yup, you heard right….Digistamps4Joy is having a Countdown to Christmas! And whenever I think of Christmas, I think of this wonderful song and show. Don't you just love Bing singing this?  It also reminds me of how many times I've said to myself "I really need to start doing up my Christmas cards early", and then I don't lol. Well if you're like me, here’s your chance to get a jumpstart on the season!

I was lucky enough to get the cutest image to work with. It’s called Giraffe – Christmas hat and you can find it here. The challenge is to make a Christmas card or project and have lots of snow and ice.

Now I’m not sure what the name of the fold of this card is, but I found the instructions for it here at my wonderful friend Karen's blog. She came up with this fold herself and I am so grateful that she did cause it was perfect for what I wanted to do. 

This is what it looks like from the front. To make this card I used a piece each of Red and Blue spot embossed paper by Bazzil. I colored my image and the sky behind it using Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms. I stamped and embossed two trees from SU and cut them out. I also embossed my Merry Christmas sentiment and the snow in behind my giraffe image. The embossing powder that I used for everything is called Christmas Tinsel and not only is it white, but it has glitter in it so that when the light hits it, it flashes a bunch of different colors....just like when the sun hits snow.

I punched the snowflakes out of glitter paper from my stash. The icicles I got from Public Domain Clip Art and can be found here. The snowflake "ribbon" is from my stash.

The rules for the challenge are simple, make a card or project with a Christmas theme to it. Be sure to have lots of ice and snow. There will be a random winner and then a DT choice. You don't have to use a Digistamps4Joy image to win the random win, but you must use one to win the DT choice. For full contest rules and to join in, just click here. And while you're checking out the rules and fab prizes, check out the incredible creations that my fellow DT members have made!

This is such a fun challenge and I hope to see you all there!

Supplies used:

Embossed cs - Red and Blue by Bazzil
Uncolored image by Digistamps4Joy
Icicle image - Public Domain Clip Art
Trees and Sentiment from SU
Embossing Powder - Christmas Tinsel
Glitter paper used for snowflakes - from my stash
Snowflake "ribbon" - from my stash
Image colored with Prisma Scholar pencil crayons and oms

Challenges Entered:

Digital Tuesday - #119 - Spellbinders or other die's
All Sorts - #111 - Free and Easy July
GL - #22 - Make it Sparkle
Stampin with the Dragon - Xmas in July
The Crafty Pad - #129 - Lots of Texture
Kaboodle Doodles - #75 - Use those scissors
Shelly's Images - TTT Celebrate - 3 in any combo - Punches, bling, ribbon, embossing, digital images, homemade embellies

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Take Joy

A Day for Daisies is having a new Release of "The Tiny Ones" and a challenge called "Pastels, No pink". Pretty self explanitory I'd say. You must use a Day for Daisies image, but if you need an image, Tammy has very kindly offered an image for you to use. And it is just too cute! You can find the image and all the rules for the challenge here.
So for my card I decided to use Tammy's free image because it is just so blooming cute.

I found the idea for the fold on my wonderful friend Karen's blog...if you'd like to check it and her blog out, you can find them here. You'll have to scroll down to the heading "A new fold I tried".

The colors that I decided to go with were blue, lilac and lavender. I added blue stickles to my butterfly's and star dust stickles to my lavender roses. I also added little touches of rhinestones to my large lilac butterfly on the top left corner and the small lilac butterfly on the pearls coming up from my roses.

Here's a little closer look at that wonderful little image. Isn't it just adorable?

I added blue stickles to my small butterfly's by the sentiment. The sentiment is from Wink Wink Ink.


Uncolored image by A Day for Daisies.
Sentiment by Wink Wink Ink
Lilac cs is from Recollections pastel package from Michaels
Blue cs is from Bazzil
DP is from my local craft store
Rhinestones from Recollections
Lavendar roses are Recollections Mulberry Mini roses
Pearls are from my stash
Stickles are Blue and Star Dust

Challenges entered:

A Day for Daisies - #21 - Pastels, No pink
The Crafty Pad - #128 - Particular style of card
Paper Crafting Journey - #13 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ann's - #44 - Get Well/Thinking of You/Just Because
Digital Tuesday - #117 - Flower Power