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Celebrate Everyday….

So just thought you might like to know…today is my first project for the Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge!  Yep, I am now on the Design Team…yay!!  I am very excited to be working with these great group of ladies…

Today’s challenge is sponsored by BUGABOO STAMPS who are giving away 4 digi imagesof the winner’s choice!

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and also another great sponsor DI’S DIGISTAMPS who will be giving the winner a $12 Gift Certificate for the store to do some shopping!

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Here is the card I created using a fun summer image from Bugaboo!

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How fun is this guy!  I paired him up with the Summer Fun collection from Fancy pants that I have been trying to use up, so it worked perfectly!  I colored him with my copics and then cut him out.  It’s really hard to tell from the picture but his cool shades and his floaty both have some glossy accents!

I hope you will come play along with our Anything Goes challenge on the Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog.  The other DT members have some more fun projects to inspire you!

DP- Fancy Pants

Punches- EK Success & Martha Stewart

Ink- Susan K. Weckesser, Copics

Sequins- Dollar Store, Stampin up

Sentiment- Hero Arts

Glossy Accents- Ranger

 

Entered into these challenges:

Crafty Creations: anything goes.

Lemon Shortbread: anything goes

Simply Papercrafts: anything goes.

Crafty Girls Creations: anything goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies: anythign goes with a critter

Digistamps4joy: anything goes; (optional inspired by a song: Summertime – KennyChesney)

 

 

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My Guys

After a bit of a hiccup in our challenge blog (we believe we were hacked) we are up and running again at Creative Corner Challenges!  We have a new challenge for you hosted by Tina (who has a little prize for this week’s winner).  We want to see eyelets and/or brads on your projects this week.  It can be one or it can be many.

I have a layout for you this week of my husband and sweet boy.  This was taken a few years ago when we did our annual family vacation to Cuba.  It was the first one with Riley and so he is six months old in these pics.  We were just getting Riley used to the water and he took to it like a fish.  He still loves it!

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The DP is from my stash and it’s the Bella Blvd Super Stud collection. I added a few brads in the circles and just a little bling on some edges.  I hope you like it.

Make sure you stop by the blog to enter this week and also to see the other creations by the DT for you this week.

Entered into these challenges:

Crafting by Design: Anything goes

Through the Craft Room Door: anything goes

Use it Tuesday: Fasteners

Crafty Bloggers Network: anything goes

Creative Creations Challenge Blog: Inspired by a Song (Holidays in the Sun by the Sex Pistols)

Use Your Stuff: All in the Family

Challenges for Everybody: anything goes

Jellypark Challenges: Get in Shape (use different shapes)

 

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Old Wine Young Men

Hello and Happy Summer!  We at Digi Haven have a great challenge for you this week.  It’s all about Summer!

Use any FREE digital Summer/Beach/Surf image you wish. The image can be a forever freebie, limited time freebie or freebie of the month as long as it’s free for the duration of this challenge.  Please be sure to link back to the original artist or website on your blog.  This Challenge ends on Thursday and the winners will be posted on Sunday.

I went to a scrapbook garage sale recently and in one of my grab bags I got this great set entitled A Drink a Day by There She Goes Stamps.  It went perfectly with the digi I found for this challenge.

Here is my card for you this week.

The digi can be found here.  I colored it with my copics. The DP is pretty old.  I am using more from the pack that I think  is called Grandma’s Attic but I have no idea who it is by.  Look familiar to anyone?? I kept the embellishments pretty simple, just the paper piercing and the little ribbon and just one bling.  I really wanted to focus on the image and the fun sentiment.

I hope you enjoy my card as much as I do and please stop by the blog to see what the other DT has created for you!

Entered into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday: Here Comes Summer

Delightful Challenges: anything goes

Do you stack up: Inspired by a movie (Beaches)

Crafty Sentiments: use bright colors

paperminutes: Inspired by a movie (Beaches)

Creative Mondays: Summer

Tammy’s Scrappin Corner: Ribbons or Bows

Paper Playtime: Anything Goes and a Sentiment

Robyn’s Fetish: Anything Goes

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Hello Summer blog hop!

Hey there! Welcome to my leg of the Hello Summer blog hop celebrating the first day of summer.  You should have arrived from Paula’s Blog.  if you are just starting here, head on over to Ashley’s blog where the fun starts and she also has not only the blog lineup but the list of great prizes that you can win as well.

 

I hope you are having fun so far and checking out all the great projects.  Honestly, I totally forgot that today was the first day of summer.  My days seem to blend in together! Summer always reminds me of the trips I took to Europe several years ago.  One of my favorite places was Rome.  I wandered the cobblestone streets for hours just soaking up the sun, culture and atmosphere of such an amazing city.  If I could, I would return in a heartbeat and experience it all over again!

This is the card I created for the hop today.

I received this image for a card challenge at my LSS and it just brought back all those European memories for me again.  When I looked at it, the first thing that came to mind was watercolor painting.  So I decided to color it with my watercolor pencils instead of my Copics this time.  The DP is so old in my stash that I don’t even remember the name of it.   I thought it was called Grandma’s Attic but I’m not sure.   The sentiment is one that is left over from the package that I won in a blog hop and is MME.  The flowers and ribbon are from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope that your summer is amazing and that today is just the start! You are now off to visit Ellen and see what fun she has for you!

 

Entered into the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Around the World (Travel)

Celebrate the Occasion: Welcome Summer

Paperminutes: Based on a Movie (Roman Holiday..I love this movie!)

Creative Monday’s –-Summer

Love To Create: Summer Fun

 

 

 

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Taking a PaperCrafting Journey

As their guest DT for August!  I am very excited to be joining the Paper Crafting Journey team for a couple of challenges this month.  This week it is a photo inspiration challenge using this photo from the ceiling at the Bellagio (I have seen this..gorgeous).  All the details and a link to play can be found on their blog here

The sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Lou who is offering 3 images to the winner.  A great prize!

Here is my card for this challenge

I finally broke open my Echo Park Summer days  6×6 paper pack  for this I just love the patterns and colors.  They really do scream summer! I colored the image using my copics, added some ribbon from my stash and  buttons and baker’s twine (from Whisker Graphics).  The thickers were white but I just colored them with my ink pad to fit better for the card.  I hope you like it!

I’ve entered into the following challenges…

Craft Us Crazy: Anything Goes in August

Dutch Dare Challenge: For the kids

Hanna and Friends: Dots or Stripes

Sassy Studio Designs: Use a sentiment on the front

Cooking it Up with Katie: Your New Favorite Old Thing (old ribbon, new EP paper, favorite technique is coloring white thickers to match my projects)

Crafts and Me: Anything Goes

For Fun Challenges: Anything Goes

Kelley’s Kids Challenges: Anything Goes

Paper Variety: Circles

Truly Scrumptious: Buttons and Bows

Really Reasonable Ribbon: Sizzling Summer

Crazy Amigo: Anything Goes

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: Buttons or Bows

Sweet Stamps Blog: Hot time in the city

 

 

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It’s a Circle Frenzy

This week’s new challenge at Sarah Hurley is all about circles..whether they are doodled, die cut, freehand, punched, dots or a round shaped anything..we want to see it! All the details can be found on the Sarah Hurley Challenge blog this week which you can find here, and you’ll want to see all the great DT inspiration for you this week…You have until July 10th to enter your project to win a great prize from Sarah…

 

Here’s what I have for you this week.  I used my circle punches to just cut out a variety of cardstock and patterned paper from Sarah’s Woodland Whimsies and Wonderland CD’s.  The image which I colored with copics was sent to me in a swap.  I added just a bit of embossing with my scor-buddy. To finish it off, I just used some tiny type alphas in keeping with the circular theme.  I hope you like it and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for this week’s challenge.

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A sponsored Challenge at Sarah Hurley

Hey everyone!

This week on the Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog we are lucky enough to be sponsored by GallimaufryUK  digi kits. GallimaufryUK is the work of Penni Taylor, a fantastic scrapbook digi designer. She creates beautiful kits fthat are great for  digi and hybrid scrapping with papers, elements, alphabets, word art and so much more. Every kit is truly an inspiration. Please check out her blog and her store for lots of great products and inspiration!

The Design Team was given her Bloomin’ Lovely kit to work with and oh wow! The images on this are soooo pretty! Perfect for all your spring and summer layouts, whether you do digital projects or not~!  I don’t make digital layouts but I had such fun printing off these elements to use for my cards and layouts. You need to stop by the SH blog to see all the great DT inspiration for you!

Here is the card that I made for the summer themed challenge.  I know my card says Happy Spring, but believe me, here in Calgary Spring and Summer are pretty much the same thing..LOL you don’t get a lot of distinction when you have snow up until May!

I printed off the balloon, flowers and grass and then cut them out.  I added a bit of inking to the balloon and some stickles to the flower to add a bit of dimension.  The DP is also from GallimaufryUK.  I added a bit of fibre to accent the grass and the sky and some little letters that were given to me in a swap.  I am looking forward to seeing your entries into this week challenge, it runs until June 12th so you have lots of time to enter!

I’ve entered into the following challenges:

Creative Craft World: 3 or more flowers

Divas by Design: Florals

Fab & Funky: Whateva (and they are having a DT call too)

Truly Scrumptious: Summery Sparkle

A spoonful of Sugar: Flower Power

Paperminutes: Something in 4’s. (I have 4 flowers)

Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes