Sunday, July 28, 2013

LMCB - Christmas in July

Hey everyone...
I'm back with another great challenge at Lasting Memories!
Christmas in July
and here is my inspiration for you 
the layout is all about my struggles to get my daughter to smile for me...
lol - she is always doing that so now I am resorting to making those pics into pages
She usually ends up giving me a couple good ones as well to work with.
and some close ups...

I also wanted to let you know that on August 11 we will be having a scavenger hunt hop
Lots of prizes so i hope you will join us.
Blog Hop 8/11/13

challenges that inspired me for my pages:
totally gorjuss - christmas in july
Hiding in your craft room - christmas in july
wicked wednesday - christmas in july
little scrap peices - christmas in july 
creative corners - christmas in july 
crafty catz - christmas in july 
jelly park challenge - christmas in july
card crafter circle - christmas in july
friday mash up - christmas in july and stripes

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

card for a friend

Hey everyone..
Made a quick card using my cricut, cuttle bug and an old tag i made a while ago for a swap
Here are some close-ups

the tag is cut with my circut and then inked using ctmh stamps

and of course some stickles for added bling 
the challenges that I inspired me 
alota rubber stamps - butterflies
CAS-ual friday - count me in
creative corner - sparkle
whoopsi daisy - 2 or more die cuts
song bird challenge - fav. thing (cricut)
addicted to cas - glitter
clean and simple - sketch

Simply Betty - facebook challenge

hey everyone..
So Simply Betty has an amazing challenge on FB and we get to work with her amazing digis!!
here is my card for the challenge - look below for challenges that also inspired me
and some close ups for you.. 
the waves are created by using old fiskar plates in my cuttlebug 
added some bling and some ink 
I used my copics to colour and added faux stitching 

and the other challenges that inspired me...
pennys paper - bling it on
stampin with the dragons - on the beach
one stop craft challenge - create your own background

Monday, July 22, 2013

Christmas in July with simply betty

Hey everyone... 
So there have been so many challenges out there for Christmas in July that I thought I should start another card... (ignore the fuzziness of the photo - it was taken with my iPad)
I used a stamp from Simply Betty that I coloured along time ago 
and of course here are the challenges that inspired me to get off my butt and create:
Simply Challenge - Christmas in July
fairy tale challenge - christmas in july
that craft place - its a girl thing
get inky - christmas in july
paper playtime- pattern paper
clearly iStamp - christmas in july
sentimental sunday - christmas in july 
shelly's images - july challenge 
sweet stampin challenge - christmas in july
paper crafting journey - christmas in july 
crimbo crackers - atg christmas
delightful challenges - glitter and bling 
creative belli blog - christmas in july
ccee stampers - sing a song
Mojo Monday - sketch (turned counter clockwise)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

LMCB - the birds and the bees

wow... i have had a crafty weekend plus i was able to visit with family and friends - love those times!!
anyhow Lasting memories has a another great challenge out this week..
"The birds and the Bees"
here is my LO....
they are pics of our bird Pearl that Sarah received one year for Easter... I loved that bird but she died early
and some close ups....

Products used:
 MME - miss Caroline dilly dally best stickers
MME- abbey road stomp big attitude paper 
MME- 29 street market peaceful life words
Thickers- lullaby 

(my baby girl when she was little)

and challenges that also inspired me to compete this page:
incy wincy designs - things with wings
papertake weekly - buttons and bows 
CYDI- lovin our pets
designs by lisa somerville - things with wings

PIO - thinking of you

Good morning everyone 
Pile it on has another great challenge this week
"thinking of your/Just because"
here is my inspiration..
and some close ups

I hope you get the chance to play... you might be the winner of$10 worth of images from Stitchy Bear Digi outlet  and of course here are the challenges that i found inspiration from:
polka doodles - let it fly
papertake weekly - buttons and bows
crafty ribbon - CAS plus ribbon
the squirrel and the fox - use something spooled
brown sugar - atg
3 girl jam challenge - atg with ribbon
sister act - atg
incy wincy designs - things with wings
mojo monday - sketch

bundle of joy with cricut

Hey everyone...
My cousin will soon be having her first baby and today is her shower.  I am super excited to see her with her baby bump!!  
Here is the card I made for today...

I used my cricut Creative Memories -Storks delivery
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and my your next stamps  Welcome baby
Welcome Baby Sentiments (cling set)

and some close ups...

Challenges that I received inspiration from:
your next stamp - sketch with photo inspiration 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

my first DT post for a die for a sketch challenge

Hey everyone!!
So pumped I have been picked to be on A Die for a sketch Challenge blog!!
here is my first sketch with the team
We are sponsored this month by Birdie Brown and Stamp art design by Kathryne
and now... my card inspired by the sketch..
Image -Birdie Brown "look up"
Dies - Memory box "Prima blooms" & Spellbinders "Lacey Oval"
Paper - found in my stash
Markers - Copic 
Ink - CTMH sky and Juniper 
Embellishments - Viva Pearl Pen
and here are some close ups for you

Other challenges that inspired me:

artistic inspirations - pastel colours
victorine stamps - friendship
the rubber buggy - summer flowers
stamping sensations - summer colours
sister act card challenge - atg
polkadoodles - summer fun
digitally sweet - sunshine and summer time
hiding in my craft room - freestyle
totally paper crafts - make your own flowers

Monday, July 15, 2013

GTD - Love to Scrap

hey everyone this is my second GDT post for Love to scrap
this time there was a sketch to work with... I love sketches!!!  makes my life so much easier!!
Here is the sketch
and my card
and some close ups..

challenges that also inspired me..
simply challenged - red/white/blue 
polly craft challenge - stars and striped
digi haven - red/white and blue
catered crop - button up
the craft place - ribbon
craft your passion - patchwork background
melonheadz friends - embossing 
top tip tuesday - circles
pals paper arts - colour