Friday, May 31, 2013

Grandmas Don't Talk Like That!

It is, once again, Friday.  Which means it's time for a new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges.

Tell Me A Story; journal to your heart's content

This LO is one of my favorite memories.  Mercede (our DGD) was taking voice lessons and had just finished an awesome concert.  Afterwards, we took her and her sister out for a snack and this is what transpired.

We took Mercede and Raven to Dairy Queen and during the conversation I happened to say that I like to use lots of 'bling' on my scrapbook pages. The girls 'cracked up'!  At that moment a car went by that was obviously a teenager's car (had cool little blue running lights) and I quite innocently said, "Wow, that car is 'tricked out'!  The girls were hysterical!  When I asked why this was all so funny, they said, "Grandmas don't talk like that"!  Who knew?

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

June 7, Challenges 4 Everybody #21:  anything goes 
June 5, Word Art Wednesday #82:  anything goes

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Love Is

Hi everyone, it is the last Tuesday of the month so today is the beginning of the Heartfelt Creations Alumni Design Team’s monthly Blog Hop.  If you'd like a chance at winning a prize, be sure to leave a comment on each blog along the hop by Friday - there is a $25 gift certificate up for grabs for one random commenter!  The blog hop will remain open for comments from 8am EST on Tues. May 28th through Fri. May 31st at midnight.
To create the flower, I die cut the Posy Patch flower from polyester satin, netting, and a doily.  The fabric flowers were curled using a heat gun.  The center is made from wire and beads.

Products used:
HCPC3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCPC3308 Agape Love PreCut Set
HCD701 Posy Patch Die
HCPC3480 Brookside Manor PreCut Set:  butterfly
HCD723 Garden Romance Die, butterfly
HCPC3407 Botanical Floral 2 PreCut Set:  leaves

From here you will hop to Caroline to see her awesome project!

And here is the complete blog hop list

Dina Kowal
Selma Stevenson
Nataliya Simpson 
Candy Slabaugh
Emilia van den Heuvel
Vicki Dutcher
Sarah Miller (me)
Caroline Duncan
Mary Faus 
Cibele Glazer 
Lisa Allen

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Perfect Strength

It's time for another new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges and this week the theme is a photo inspiration

This will be a very short post since we are spending a week in Georgia with our son and DIL and, for a short time, don't have any internet.  So we are sitting in McDonald's parking lot enjoying the most perfect weather! 

Who can account for the thoughts an image will bring to our minds?  This one made me think of the scripture that says  God will make my feet like hinds' feet, setting me on my high places.  This photo was taken in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

I just realized that I forgot to bring my paper that listed the credits for my LO, I will add that as soon as possible.

I hope you will join our challenge, I would love to see your interpretation of the photo.  
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Biker Babe...NOT!

It's time for a new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges

Leather and Lace or

sponsered by

I admit, I'm a bit of a 'fraidy cat!  Our sons loved their motorcycles and one day they convinced me to take a ride.  Poor guy, it's a wonder he's not deaf, LOL!  

Leather usually makes me think of brown but this time I used a leather tooling design (from ScrapGirls) over the DP as an overlay. 

kit:  Let's Go Racing, circle template:  Template Dreams
Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sweet Honey

It's always fun to find new artists (at least, to me) and their wonderful images.  This week I found Alicia Bel and you can find her shop here.  You can find the challenge blog here.  Little miss Honey caught my eye and I have had so much fun creating this card.

Don't you just love her stockings!?  I used the net bag my lemons were packaged in behind the diecut to try and emphasize those lovely stockings (hose?).  Whatever, I love them!  I also tried to make my own 'Washi Tape' with masking tape.  It's been colored with Creative Inspiration Paint (Sunshine  and Bright Yellow) which gives it a beautiful shimmer, and then stamped on it.  I added some stickles to the flowers for some extra sparkle.

For the inside of the card, I used the negative from the green diecut on the front and then added the yellow diecut center.  On the other side I added some more of my tape.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Alicia's Challenge:  #5 anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles:  #171 use ribbon and at least 1 button
Deep Ocean Challenge:  #51 Let's sparkle
My Time to Craft:  #221 Show us the inside
Fussy and Fancy:  #88 anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend: button it up
Wags'n Whiskers Stamps:  #103 Girl Birthday
Crafty Catz:  anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge:  #6 anything goes
Inspired by Stamping:  White, Yellow, Green

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Beauty of a Mother

It's time for another new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges and this week the theme is 

Give Mother Flowers for Mother's Day

sponsored by

The picture in this LO is of my mother when she was 15.  I have very few old pictures, so I treasure the few that I do have.  The paper and the flowers, which I colored in PSE,  are from Cedar Chest Designs.

I must confess, I wasn't too happy with this LO, my mojo seems to have completely disappeared!  Hopefully it will be back by next week!

Thanks so much for visiting and I wish you a very blessed day!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Oh, Happy Day

It's Friday, which means it's time for another fun challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges.

The theme is BINGO


And we are so excited to have a new sponsor, Lacy Sunshine Stamps.  I love her images and she will be awarding a very generous $20 gift certificate!

When I ordered my image, I had a completely different LO in mind but the last 2 days have been picture perfect, weather-wise!  I think we went directly from winter into summer!  I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to scrap about it.

One of our favorite things to do in the summer time is to eat out on the deck.  There's a fountain close by and it creates such a relaxing setting for a meal.

I used the line under 'G' for this layout.

The challenges at DS are to be 100% digital, meaning your project has been created on your computer.  However, it's perfectly O.K. to color your image by hand and then scan it back into your computer to use in your project, which is what I did here.  I colored her with Prismacolor pencils, and then scanned her back into my computer to use in this LO.  I create my digital scrapbook pages with Photoshop Elements 5.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Through the craftroom door:  anything goes
Twisted Tuesday:  anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody:  anything goes
Celebrate the Occasion:  anything goes

supplies: image_Lacy Sunshine Stamps;  paper and doilys_ scrap girls; bugs_spring's a buzzin, crafty accents; scalloped border_Template Dreams, Sending Flowers kit

Mother's Day

Several weeks ago, the lovely Patty from ABC challenges asked me if I would do a GDT spot and I was delighted to accept.  The theme is Mother's Day cards.

I used a Lacy Sunshine image and colored her with Prismacolor pencils.  The flowers are from felt and colored with Creative Inspiration Paints, which gives them their sparkle.  There is a little bit of lace and some rhinestone butterflies. 

Thanks, Patty, for the opportunity to share my card.  And thanks to all my dear, sweet friends for visiting; may you have a blessed day!

Pin and Tack:  anything goes
DL.Art Thankful Thursday Challenge:  mother's day
Stamp 'n' Doodle Challenge:  mother's day
Perfect Sentiments Challenge:  make it feminine
Crafty Creations Challenge:  mother's day with flowers
Crafting by Designs:  mother's day
Digistamps4Joy:  women are special
Love to Create:  punches and/or dies
Die Cuttin' Divas:  anything goes