Sunday, September 26, 2010

Happy Birthday to my MIL!

Happy Sunday all:)  Hope you all are enjoying your weekend.  Today I have a card that I made for my MIL.  Her birthday is this Tuesday.   I thought for a great while trying to decide which image to use for her.  I do know she loves flowers so I decided on Marci with a Rose from La La Land.   I just love these new images, now available in red rubber.  I also used the dp from this month's Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients Kit.  Very pretty papers and goodies in that kit.  I also used the sketch from my niece Carly.  She has some marvelous talent and you should check out her blog.  You might find some inspiration for your next card.  Here is the sketch I used...

*There's still time to get in on the OWH challenge over at Double Delight.  It will run thru Sept. 30.  Everyone who enters (using any of D2D's images)  will get a cute freebie e-mailed to them.  Check out the blog for the deets.*

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great new week ahead:) 

Saturday, September 25, 2010

DD13: Sponging Or Distressing

Good morning, happy Saturday!!  Today starts another challenge over at Double Delight.  Using the newest image from D2D along with an added challenge for fun.   This weeks challenge is to  add some sponging or distressing to your card.  If you participated in last weeks challenge then you got this image free in your inbox...
What a great set, thanks Faith!  Great for sympathy cards, as I never have enough of those.   For my card I used my niece Carly's sketch that is coming soon.   Dp, ribbon and buttons are from my stash and the flower is from M5D.  If you enter a card, please remember to enter at both D2D and Double Delight.   

Edited to add sketch:
 *We are extending our OWH challenge til the end of the month, so you still have time to get those in.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

D2D's Scaredy Cat

Good Morning stampers!  It's a rainy day here in Washington state today, so a great time to be inside working on a card, unfortunately I have to work today.    Here is a card I made for the D2D progressive challenge.  Faith drew up this cutie for this weeks challenge and if you played last week, then you got this one free in your inbox last Friday.   For my card I used dp from the new DCWV 'Amber Autumn' stack. (love that one, it's got so many great fall papers)  I printed the sentiment on my computer and added 4 buttons to the corners.   The sketch I made up myself.  

Thank you for stopping by.  Remember to play along at Double Delight Challenges using any of D2D's images for the Operation Write Home Challenge.  Every one who enters will get a special "freebie".  Check out the blog for details.  

*Remember to link your card at both D2D and Double Delights Challenges*

Challenges I'm entering this card into.... 
Scrap-Creations - Fall 
Secret Crafter Saturday - Anything goes
Creative Card Crew - Autumn or Fall
Stamp Something - Use something digital

Saturday, September 18, 2010

DD12 - Operation Write Home Challenge

Happy Saturday everyone. Today we are doing something a bit different over at Double Delight Challenges. In honor of Operation Write Homes birthday, our challenge is to ...

use any Designed 2 Delight images
to make cards for our military heroes and then send them to one of their mailroom clerks at Operation Write Home. They will bundle them and send them off overseas. Your cards may be any theme (ie. birthday, anniversary, holiday, etc) .

Let's have fun with this one and shower our military heroes with cards that they can send home to their families and friends... or you may even send a note of encouragement to a hero him/herself! **NOTE: please enter as many NEW cards for this challenge as you'd like. EVERYONE who partipcates in this special challenge this week will be emailed this cutie called "Star Spangled Snowman", drawn up by Faith especially for our challenge!!

All the basic guidelines and rules will be available at the Double Delight Challenge Blog. Also be aware of the Holiday deadlines as they need to be mailed 6-8 weeks early. Those deadlines can also be found on the Double Delight challenge blog.

**Please note: This image is not the one you need to use to get next week's digi Free. We are deviating from our regular challenge this week. You will want to use your "SCAREDY CAT" digi this week in order to get next week's digi FREE! Please see Delightful Inspiration Blog to read more about D2D's progressive challenge freebie!

For my card I used the freebie that Faith is giving to everyone that participates in this OWH challenge. I also used the sketch from Sketches by Carly. Today starts a new sketch challenge that D2D is sponsoring for the month of September. One lucky winner will win a free digi from D2D store each week. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

*Remember to join in the D2D's "Scaredy Cat" challenge this week in order to get next week's digi FREE!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

DD11: Sew Beary Kind

Good Morning stampers!! Today is the start of another challenge over at Double Delight. Kris is our hostess for this week. After seeing what the image was from Faith of Delightful Inspiration, it was clear what the challenge should be. SEWING! Whether it's hand, machine or faux stiching, as long as there's some kind of sewing on your card. You must also use this cute image from D2D that you got for free if you played in last weeks progressive challenge. Isn't he a cutie?

For my card I used the newest sketch from Sketches by Carly. Designed 2 Delight is sponsoring Carly's sketches for the entire month of September. If you use this sketch, please link to her blog so she can see what you created with it. Also if you use this sketch and link to her blog, you'll have a chance to win a free digi from Faith, D2D.

Remember to link your D2D cards both at Double Delight as well as D2D. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend *Ü*

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Violet: Ready To Shop!

Good Morning!! Well summer is officially over for us. My daughter Ashley heads back to school today as she is in the 11th grade. My son Matthew already graduated last June and is sooo happy to be out right now.

Anyway, I have a card here I made for the Scrap Creations challenge. My sister Kris is a new DT over there so I thought I would go and check it out. This weeks challenge is to make a Child Theme card. The sponsor for this challenge is The Wild Flower Patch. They are offering 5 free digis to the winner. I went over there and took a look around and they have some of the cutest images. I bought this digi called Violet and one other one too. I will definately be back for more.

For my card I used the sketch from this weeks Mojo Monday as you can see here.

I used dp from the Basic Grey paper pack called Green at Heart. Then added some ribbon and a sentiment from La La Land's Bubble La La. Also in case you didn't know, that they still have 25% OFF all past release stamps in the store including Rosie's, LaLa's and animals (digis not included). That's about all for now. Hope you all have a great week and HAPPY FALL!!

I'm also entering this card in the Your Next Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes

Monday, September 6, 2010

Marci in Green!

Good afternoon! Hope everyone had a great Holiday weekend:) I have a card here that I'd like to share with you. I made card for several challenges, one being my niece's sketch challenge. D2D is sponsoring her for the month of September. Just use this sketch below and link to Sketches by Carly . One lucky winner will win a free digi from the Designed 2 Delight store. Carly win pick a winner on Thursday night Sept. 9, then a new sketch will be provided by Carly on Friday.

For my card, I used Carly's sketch along with this adorable La La Land Marci image. She is available in digi for a limited time only. Then Sept. 15, she along the others in the new line will be released in rubber. I also used the new Basic Grey 'Origins' paper pack. I love that paper, so pretty with the greens and yellows and browns. I added some dew drops, ribbon and some pearls to finish it off. Oh I also added some yellow stickles to the roses for some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!!

Challenges I'm entering this card into...

Oh, Alice! - What makes you shine or Sparkle?
Sketches by Carly - Sketch
Alphabet Challenge - S is for Scallops
Stamp Something - Something Cute
Stampin' Royalty - Rhinestones and Pearls
Bee Crafty - Anything goes

Saturday, September 4, 2010

DD10: Autumn is in the Air!!

Happy Saturday Stampers! Today starts another challenge over at Double Delight Challenges. I am hosting this week, and the challenge I have chosen is for us to use Fall colors on your card along with this image, Oak Wreath, from D2D, thanks Faith.

Isn't that a lovely image? I think it's perfect for the Fall season. I followed this sketch for my card. It's one that my lovely niece drew up. Carly has many sketches available for you to try. Sketches by Carly is where you'll find them.

Speaking of sketches, Faith from D2D has generously agreed to sponsor Carly's blog for the month of September. Each week, Carly will provide a sketch and you make a card with that sketch and link it here. At the end of each week, Carly will draw a winner and they will recieve a free digi from Faith. Whoohoo!! Read all about it on Carly's blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy and safe Labor Day *Ü*

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Marci with a Rose!

Hello stampers!! Today I have a card I made using the new Marci from La La Land Crafts. Irina has been busy drawing up these cutie pies. There is also Luka, the pirate. You can learn more at the La La Land blog here.

For my card, I used the sketch that my niece made up. In fact, she has many sketches ready and has put them on her own blog called Sketches by Carly . I used #8 and here is a pic of it...

If you do make a card using one of the many sketches available, please remember to link your card to the inlinks she has for each sketch. She will definately appreciate that:) I also used some dp from the Key Ingredients kit from Taylored Expressions. The butterflies and ric-rac is also from the same Kit. Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a great and safe Labor Day weekend!

Challenges I'm entering this card into:

Oh Alice - Little Girls
One Stitch at a Time - Girlie
Bee Crafty - Anything goes