Sunday, April 29, 2012

LM - Time for a treasure hunt!

Good morning everyone... 
we have another great challenge going on at Lasting memories.  This one is all about a treasure hunt - scrap about something you treasure.  It could be family, a vacation spot, your home, a piece of jewelry... anything.  
When the challenge was first presented my instant thought was my family but I am always doing layouts on my daughter and immediate family members.  I pushed it to the back of my mind... the one story that continued to push forward was a game that my brother and I would play when I was younger.  Treasure hunt.... I am four years older and when he was between four and ten he would love it when I would set up a hunt for him.    I would start with a small prize (It never mattered to him what it was, sometimes it was even a forgot toy he had in his room) and then I would hide it make a clue to that spot, hide that clue, make a clue to that hiding spot and so on until I ran out of little papers... he would sit patiently in his room until the hunt was ready and then BAM... off he would go on his hunt.  Sometimes returning to check his reading but I would have to say that I will always remember the excitement on his face during those hunts.  
now I didn't have any pictures to go with the LO but I didn't want it to stop me from telling our story so... my LO has no pics... maybe someone in the family has one and If I ever come across it then I will make sure to add it.  
Of course I used my trusty Cricut for the cuts... Seriously how did I ever scrap and make cards before I had my Cricut.... now I often wonder how did I use it before I had my Gypsy.  The only bad thing about the Gypsy is I forget what cart I used for the cuts :(   (edited... found them... yeah for
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life is a beach for the treasure hunt and chest
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my world class mates for the journal section

I added some mircobeads on the words and chest to look like gold 
an X that marks the spot and dotted lines to follow
I hope you take a moment to join us at lasting memories... 

I would like to enter this LO into the following challenges:
Alphabet challenge - F feather
through the craftroom challenge - favorite technique (of course my cricut)

Sending hearts... 

PIO-mother's day no flowers

Good morning everyone

Pile it on has another great challenge happening this week.  I would love to see everyone join.... 
"Make a Mother's Day Card with no flowers"
This one is for my step mother who loves her drinks by the pool I thought that this would be a perfect card for her..
I love the digi stamp!
I used my copics to colour in the stamp and a close to my heart stamp embossed for the sentiment 
the pink paper was plain originally and I added my own touch to it by using stamps from Close to my heart I then added some brads
this bow was made with an easy bow technique that I found on you tube using a fork - there are a ton of videos about it but here is just one - 
I just love this ladies glasses and drink which was accented with some stickles

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Pile it on - mother's day no flowers (this one is for my step-mom... she will love it)
Delicious doodles challenge - punches, glitter, brads
peachy keen stamps challenge - make your own paper
Dream Valley Challenges - mother's day
crafts and me challenge - embossing
hiding in my craft room - mother's day 
Basic grey - one image, two papers, three embellishments
CMC copic challenge - celebration
Hiding in my craft room - mother's day
one stop craft challenge - one image, two papers, three embellishments
Sending hearts... 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Bugaboo Digi challenge

Hello everyone 
I am honored to have been asked to guest design for Bugaboo stamps on behalf of Pile it on 
The challenge for Bugaboo is Dry Embossing, Design paper and Bling.

I loved the digi stamp!!!  thanks again for letting me join with you this week .... here is what I have created for the challenge
a couple of close ups of the stamp 
some bling and embossing folder from cuttlebug
the whole card

I would love to enter this card into the following challenges :
digi designs - animal friends
CMC Copic challenge - celebration 
by Lori designs - button

Sending hearts... 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Crafty Calender Challenge

Good afternoon everyone...
I have some exciting news to share with you all....  I have been chosen to be part of Crafty Calender Challenge - Super excited... take a moment to check them out!  It is a monthly challenge and I am pumped to get started.  I hope you will join us the first Saturday of each month in some fun challenges 

Sending hearts... 

Stencil those layouts - LMCB

Welcome to another fun challenge at Lasting Memories... This week we are challenging you to use a stencil.    If you join us in this challenge you will have an opportunity to win $10 gift certificate from Michaels or Joannas donated from one of our very own design team members Michelle.

Now there are many ways to make a stencil or you can use one that you have in your stash like I did... I have a set of these that I think I bought about eight years ago.  I don't use them much actually I don't think I have ever used them... I thought that the stencil moved around but I was happy to get them out and play around again and surprisingly they didn't move around when I was working on the stars.  
here is the final product.... 
I used the sketch from the Crop Stop - April Sketch challenge
I loooovvvee Page map sketches.... now it is always a starting point for me and if you follow me closely you will know my pages and cards never end up looking like the sketch!!!  
here is a close up of the flower... I used my cricut accent essentials which was my first cartridge!!  The American craft Dear Lizzy paper (super cute) I just received the other day from Scraptastic kit club!
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removed all the dots and then put them in backwards 
added some embellishments
the title... I will be putting in my journal later
Oh... and of course... some bling!!!!  Tim Holtz vintage photo 
here is a picture of the stencil I used... It was really handy!  I think I might just be using them again ;)

I would love to see you all join Lasting Memories challenge this week!  
I have a couple of challenges that I would like to enter my page into:
Crop Stop - sketch
crafts 4 eternity - something new (paper)
cardz tv - colour challenge

thanks for stopping by and sending hearts out to you all...

Birthday fishes

Hello everyone - 

Welcome to my 200th blog where did the time go!!! feels like yesterday when I discovered the world of blogging.  I hope you are all having a great weekend - I made a quick card using a digi from Digital Delights Rowena the fish - and she is free!!!! 

I started with the sketch challenge at Delightful Sketches (Digital Delights) but they always turn out different than what the sketch is :)
I hope that you can see the inspiration from the sketch
A little bit of ribbon, Krafin Kimmie Stamps... and a beautiful cute birthday card
I used a product that I have had in my stash for ever but didn't use... 

isn't it cool the way it turned out!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
paper playtime -#72 happy birthday 
inky impressions - happy birthday 
paper pretties - embossing 
chocolate, coffee and cards - bingo ( no pp, bling and ribbon)
2 sister challenge - digi image
Penny black - no pattern paper
my craft spot - make it pop 
crafty creations - yellow 

Sending hearts... 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hopping into spring -LMCB

Good evening everyone! ...
My post for Lasting Memories is late today.  Yesterday I had a wicked migraine due to the crazy weather we are having and it took me forever to get my mojo going.  Lasting memories is having a challenge to show us your Easter/Spring time layouts - "hopping into spring" if ayou play you might just win the $15gift certificate to Michaels or JoAnnes  - so kindly donated from Jennasa 

My Layout is from March 1993 when my daughter was only one.  My best friend and I thought it would be fun to put the girls in a beauty pageant - my baby girls is wearing her new spring outfit.  While waiting for her time on stage she threw up all over herself (poor girl) - Alora (my best friend's daughter) won runner up!!

 take a close look... my first time stitching on a page!!!

 the banner was cut with the cricut "April Showers"
 A close up of the paint misting 

Hope you take the time to join us for this challenge at Lasting Memories

I would like to enter this Layout into a couple of challenges:

Amanda's crafts - banner
just add ink - multi-photo
the corrosive challenge - hit to bottle 
EAD Design - colour 

thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you join us this week

PIO - 3D Delights

Good morning everyone!

Pile it on as another great challenge starting today! 3D Delights - Just make them pop!
The winner of the draw will receive $5 gift certificate from Digital Delights!

here is the card that I made with 3D Humpty Dumpty from Digital Delights-I tried to make the egg sit on the wall and the back ground paper is to represent the wind and sky

this is also my first ever step card (or fancy fold like this one).
To make the wall I used my Gypsy - Cricut cart "wall decor"
Coloured with Copic markers - the stamp is from Close to my heart as well as the little butterflies

I also used close to my heart ink for the heat embossing

take a moment and join the challenge at Pile it on!

I would like to Pile it on and enter my card into the following Challenges:

Pile it on - 3D Delights
Crafts and Me - Going 3D
Simply Sunday Challenge - Favorite Project (I love to try new things)
Stempelsonnen challenges - happy birthday
Flutter by Wednesday - birthday and butterfly
my mum's craft shop - celebration
The Friday Mash up - colours of the muppets and for a child
my favortie is Beaker.... love him!!
Crafty Calendar Challenge - egg with the option of fancy fold
CCEE stampers - three embellishments

Sending hearts...