Saturday, March 31, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #132

Stampin' Sisters in Christ is a challenge blog inspired by scripture and this week the scripture is:

Romans 8:31b-32 "If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but handed him over for us all, how will he not also give us everything else along with him?”

Here is the challenge:

create a card or project that uses everything!  The opposite of a CAS - toss on the embellishments and/or different papers, textures.

Here is my card! My image is a Digi Darla digi! Check out the other beautiful digi's here. I colored my digi with copic marker's and made the gatefold variation card. I cut out a Dollie from SU with my Bigshot from SU. (added some bling from my stash.)
Be sure and check our the beautiful creations by the DT and entries at SSIC.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Paper Lovin' Gals #24

Paper Lovin' Gals wants to know what inspires us with this beautiful inspiration photo?
I see a fence and some spring flowers!
I colored my cutsie bunny I got from digi darla's new releases and of course made an easel card.I cut out my pieces for the card with spell binder's. I also cut out a fence with my cricut (paper doll dress up) the flowers & butterfies are from my stash and I used my 4 frames and punch and sentiment from Stampin' Up.

DDC #6 "Buttons"

Time another fantastic challenge at Digi Darla's! We want to see those buttons on your creation!
Digi Darla has been very gracious and we are all going to give you the image we used if you win and to get all the rules and check out all the other inspiration click here.
I must confess, my image is not a new release but a Bonus! (Isn't it an adorable image though?!)
I colored the "Bunny Bouquet" with copics and I cut it out with spell binders. It didn't cut out all the way and I didn't want to throw it away, so I MADE IT WORK!
The buttons are from my stash, as well as my bow. The lace border was punched out using a border punch from SU.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lasting Memories #81

We would like to see how you layer up your LO's! (Paper, flowers, embellishments ect.) or even digital layering like me! I tried to follow this beautiful sketch but then I kind of ventured off. If this sketch gives you inspiration please  use it!
I found this wonderful photo of Rev. Watts and my Grandmother. The Rev. and his congregation gave a sun.morning service to Mountain view nursing care facility every Sun. (without fail!) My Grandmother looked forward to every Sun. and she would tell me "He gives all the women a kiss on the forehead and if you lived here, he'd give you a kiss on the forehead too!" Well, I didn't live there but I GOT MY KISS ON THE FOREHEAD every Sun.!
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #131

Stampin' Sisters in Christ is a challenge blog inspired by scripture and this week's scripture is:
Challenge #131 – Psalm 104:19
Check out the awesome creations from the DT by clicking their badge on my side bar.

He made the moon to mark the seasons...” Psalm 104:19

With the change of seasons this week, handcraft a card/project showing something related to the new season.
I created a Happy Spring card with MDS and I watermarked a butterfly for my label bc butterflies are new beginnings.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Flutterby #195

I'm entering this in an open challenge for Flutterby! As long as we have an angel, fairy or a butterfly on our project. This beautiful Irish Maiden is an image from Digi Darla's! (She's absolutely beautiful and this was the hardest digi I ever colored but I guess I loved it bc I always pick hard things to do!) I made an easel card, of course. I cut out frames with my BigShot, I also used a border punch from SU and the bling & flowers are from  my stash. I started this thinking of sending to the children's hospital last challenge but I guess I wasn't thinking, THE CHALLENGE WAS ALREADY OVER! I'll still send it if it fits the rules, there is alot of choking hazards on it but I did add extra holding glue and it is for one of the older girls. (SO CAN SOMEONE LET ME KNOW!)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Paper Lovin' Gals #

Here's another beauty of an inspiration photo from PLG. I chose to do a digital LO of my puppy's 1st bath since she wasn't sure if she was LUCKY or NOT...!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

LMCB "Pawsitively Sweet" #80

This week at Lasting Memories we get to create a LO of our pets, zoo or just animal pics.
I chose to do a LO of all 3 of my pets! I've had my Sammy (lrg puppy) for about 10 months and Zulu (my cat) still hates him and then I get Sam another friend (small puppy, soon to be another lrg puppy!) and he hates her as well. GO FIGURE!!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Fling Blog Hop

Welcome to the highly anticipated Spring Fling DT Team-Up Blog Hop!!!

The 2 super talented design teams of Made Especially 4 You and Digi Darla have teamed up to display some amazing Spring themed projects for you today. If you came from Beckie's blog, you're on the right track!! If you just happened to pop by, you can start the hop HERE!

There are also some outstanding sponsors who have graciously offered up some grand prizes.



A $20 gift certificate to Digi Darla's Digital Stamp Store.

A set of Whimsical Designs' stamps..."Everyday Sentiments".

A 2-pack bundle of 3GJ crinkle ribbon.

A 5 piece set of handmade corsage pins.

A $25 gift certificate to her store Paper Piecings by Nikki

Now that your mouth is watering for one of these stellar prizes....take a look at my project.

I made a waterfall card with four Digi's from Digi Darla's, painted them with a free program called "Paint brush" It has a DL for both Windows and Mac! It took minutes to paint with the auto-fil! (It stays in the lines better than I do! LOL!) Although it doesn't paint all the way to the lines, it was to teeninesy too see (at least for my eyes!)
These waterfall cards are pretty COOL!

You can find directions to make this card on YouTube. Just pull the leaf on the bottom and your pics fall like a waterfall and my images were perfect for Spring (don't ya think!) I stamped in SPRING! All the rest of the embellies were in my stash also. I've had them so long, I don't even remember where they came from but I am sure I needed them at the time! LOL!


Digi Darla has not only sponsored the awesome gift certificate...but she has allowed each stop to offer the image used as blog candy!!

So here is how you win my blog candy...

1. Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.
2. Check back on March 20th to see whom Mr. Random Number Generator chooses as a winner.

You're next stop is Abby!

Here's the master list in case you get lost along the way!
Denise (you are here)

Don't forget to check Made Especially 4 You or Digi Darla on March 20th to see who Mr. Random Number Generator Chooses for the Grand-Prize Winners.

Before you go....

The challenge schedule each month:

1st Week: Create a card for the theme of the month using a certain item/product
2nd Week: Create a card inspired by the provided sketch
3rd Week: Create a card using three of a certain item
4th Week: Create a card using the specified technique

Monday is always time for a new and exciting challenge
Craft 'n Chat Thursdays will have a handy new tip for you.
Do You Speak Cricut Saturdays will have a new Cricut cart review in case you wanna try it before you buy it.
Lucky Link-up is a monthly Cricut cartridge giveaway for those who link-up with us in the current challenge. And there will be extra entries for friends that you recommend when they link-up.

Every other Monday starts a new 2 week challenge!
There is always a freebie to grab and use..since you gotta use a DD image to play and sometimes, depending on the challenge, you could end up with 2 free images!!

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #

Stampin' Sisters in Christ is based on scripture and here is the scripture this week, there's a new challenge & scripture every Sunday

Ephesians 5: 8-9 “You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.”

Create a card or project that uses both dark and light. Opposite colors; black/white, brown/ivory, deep blue/baby blue, red/pink etc.
And here is my card. I chose to make a birthday card for my cousin whose birthday is at the end of the month. I used my digital software from SU and I redlined taped it to an easel card I made (my fav) I also used a vintage lace punch and popped it up with dimensional's (also from SU) My happy birthday label was punched out and stamped (from SU also!) I did the journaling from WORD.

Dustin Pike's cards for Emily

This card is for darling little Emily! What an adorable image to work with.
 Dustin Pike's images are truly awesome and talk about some excellent coloring. I NEED SOME LESSONS! I used my digital software from Stampin' Up on my main base card. Then I made an easel card (one of my fav.) Found these foam letters and popped them up with dimensional's Of course, I had to add bling! Every little girl and big girl needs bling!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Paper Lovin' Gals #22

I really had a tough time with this one! It is beautiful but I think my brain was in shut down mode! LOL! Anyhoo I just started applying stuff with my digital software and this is what I came out with! It did come out kinda cool though.
I see layers and layers!
This card will be an easel card, as I love easel cards (The colors are so much more brilliant with the computer than my camera)

Digi Darla "April showers"

Digi Darla's is being sponsored by Tiffany Doodles! You can find her sight by clicking on Tiffany Doodle's on my sidebar. She has some fantastic images.
Here's the card I created with two of her images "Butterfly vase and sentiment Happiness is a butterfly." I colored one with copics and just printed the sentiment. I dry embossed it with my vintage wallpaper folder from SU for the BigShot.
I even kinda decorated the back.
Now for Digi Darla's image!
I also used two images from Digi Darla's and I am quite proud of myself BC it came out so cute! With the "Crissy and umbrella" I colored it with copics and cut her out and then popped her up with dimensionals. For the "Scrap a flower" I colored it with the free "Paintbrush" BC it was too teeny tiny to color myself unless I went blind! LOL! I used it as a wallpaper and printed 16 times. It is safe to say I like easel cards!
I also found some plastic beads in my stash that looked like rain drops.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lasting Memories "Lucky!" #79

We're feeling "LUCKY" over at Lasting Memories! You must include the word "Lucky" in your LO this week but it doesn't have to be St. Patricks but it certainly can be!
I chose to do my very special friend. Our friends play a very important role in our lives and sometimes we forget to tell them how much we love and appreciate them. Her favorite color is green so it was perfect for a lucky shamrock LO!
Feel free to use this awesome sketch. I chose to use it.
If you enter you could win this awesome giveaway from our very own Suzanne!
When you check out all the fantastic LO's from the DT, you'll find all the details for winning this prize!
(PS. My LO is digital and I used my digital studio from SU.)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stampin' Sisters in Christ #129

WOW! Thank-you for choosing me as a shining star last week! I'm very honored!
Stampin' Sisters in Christ inspired us to make a card inspired by the scripture
Psalm 91:42 this week. LOVE IT!

Psalm 91:4a "He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will 
find refuge."
The challenge is to create some thing with wings such as angel, a bird, a butterfly or ect...
Here's what I came up with! My friend brought this mobile over last week and it had these flat little hummingbirds on it so I cut it up, popped it up, added some flowers and made it into an easel card The sentiment is from SU. I made this card for my friend and she'll be thrilled that I could use the parts!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Paper Lovin' Gals #21

Paper Lovin' Gals has another beautiful inspiration photo and today would've been my Grandmother's 93rd birthday. How perfect bc her favorite color was PURPLE!
Wish my Grandmother a Happy Birthday!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lasting Memories

We had a color and sketch challenge and I chose my new puppy's collar since it was PINK.

I used MDS for my LO!
If you enter and follow all the guidelines you could win this! Karen is sponsoring this awesome give away!