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Thursday, June 28, 2012

"Life Is Like A Piano..."

Today's the last day of public school here in Ontario. Ashleigh's teacher is a music teacher above all and I thought this would be a perfect card for her. The image is Digi Darla's "Life Is Like A Piano" and I thought the charm was a perfect addition!

Have a great day! The heat wave is coming back!!

Monday, June 25, 2012

DDC#17 - Summertime Fun W/Bugaboo!!

It's "Summertime" at Digi Darla's this week!! We are bring sponsored by the very talented BUGABOO!! I LOVE her images!! Some of us on the DT chose an image to showcase (thank you!!) and I couldn't resist this one called "Sassy Gal Swing"! I have never colored up an image like this and I absolutely LOVE it!! 

The paper is from CTMH called "Roxie" (soon to be discontinued!!!) and my card is 6x6. Come over to Digi Darla's Challenges and see what everyone else did, you'll love it and be sure to join us so you can have a chance to win some Bugaboo images too!!! 
Please note - ONLY those entries using a Digi Darla or Bugaboo image will qualify for Top 3 and giveaway!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

LMCB #94 - Sketch Time!

It's a new challenge at Lasting Memories!! Before we get to that, if you joined us last week, be sure to check LM to see if you're a winner!!!! Now for this weeks challenge, we are using a sketch this week!!

I LOVED working with this one - if anyone knows where it's from, PLS let us know so we can pass on the credit!!! I manipulated a little to compensate my photo and so happy with the outcome!! This was a pic from our Disney trip in 2007. I still have to add the journalling but wanted to get this posted. 

We're being sponsored by Digi Darla Designs this week!! Be sure to check out Lasting Memories for all the details and you can only have a chance to win if you join the fun, right? Come on out and play! Check in tmw for some AMAZING DT inspiration and see how some even used a DDD's image on their layouts!! I had planned to, but ran out of time :(

See you tmw with my Digi Darla's Challenge card!!

Challenges entered:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Child's Play - "Sidewalk Chalk"

This week at Child's Play, it's all about "Sidewalk Chalk"!! I was excited when I saw this one as I remembered I had a few pics I hadn't ever printed off from a few yrs ago, spring 2007. I had my niece and nephew for the day so my 2 took them and got them playing with sidewalk chalk and they had so much fun!! I'm just happy to get these all on paper!

Hop on over to Child's Play and be inspired by the DT to join the fun!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

DDC #16 - How Do You Layer Up?

Lasting Memories Hop HERE

Good morning!! We have a fun new challenge going on this week at Digi Darla's!! We're challenging you to "Layer Up" on those projects of yours! I chose to do a card using Digi Darla's "Grad Girl" for my niece's SK graduation last week. 

She loved it and said "Auntie Karen made this all by HERSELF??" How sweet is that!! The card pattern is from one of my CTMH card books.

Come on over and join us .. we're being sponsored by Di's Digi's this week!!

AND .. this is our "Play & Win" freebie this week!! Just join us and it'll be emailed to you!!

Challenges Entered:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

LMCB #93 - Color Challenge & Celebration!

We have a celebration going on this week!! It's Lasting Memories 2nd Blogaversary!!! To celebrate, some of us are showcasing our layouts with a mini blog hop. Along the way there could be candy, so be sure to read each post! You may be asked to leave a comment, you may be asked to do something a little different, you just never know! Our challenge is an easy one .. it's an inspirational photo/color challenge and here's your photo!! 

So lets get this party started!! Since I'm the first on the hop, you're on the right track! Here's my LO for this weeks challenge. Don't ya love that face? She's adorable and so mischievous!! My little peanut at 8 yrs old - 4 yrs ago on a cottage vacation with her Aunt, Uncle and cousins. They had a blast. If only we could figure out what that bug is ...

Once you've hopped around, be sure to join the fun at Lasting Memories because I have decided to give one lucky entry a $25 gift certificate for Close To My Heart!!! 

"This is open to everyone, including my DT and winner will be chosen by Help celebrate this milestone with us!!"

Here's an awesome sketch from Tanya Leigh Designs if you need a little help!!

And now it's off to your next stop, the very talented MICHELE!

Master List In Case You Get Lost

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

LMCB #92 - "Sweatin' To The Oldies!"

Better late than never, right? Here's my LO for this weeks challenge at Lasting Memories where we're "Sweatin' To The Oldies" with a twist! It has to be a summer song from the 50's to the 70's!! I found these pics from a cottage vacation my sister and her family took our kid's on a few yrs ago and thought it was perfect and the song that immediately popped in my head (because of the title) was "Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay" - written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper - lyrics as recorded by Otis Redding December 7, 1967, just three days before his death in a plane crash outside Madison, Wisconsin - #1 for 4 weeks in 1968 

Here's my LO done completely digital using My Memories Suite

Now hop on over to LM and have a peek at what the DT came up with, they ROCKED this challenge! Come on over and join the fun and show off those LO's for a chance to win a CTMH stamp!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

DDC#15 - Celebrate Dad

Good morning!! This weeks challenge at Digi Darla is to Celebrate Dad or another special man in your life. The DT really did an amazing job with this challenge, so be sure to visit Digi Darla's Challenges and check them all out! Plus, we're being sponsored by Floppy Latte Designs this week!! 

For my card, I used Digi Darla's "Windmill Birdhouse" and I printed 2x's on kraft CS and cut out the windmill on the second and adhered with a small brad so it actually spins. The sentiment is also Digi Darla's and is our "Play & Win" image for this week!!

Come on over to DDC and join the fun for your chance to win AND you'll get this sentiment just for entering!! See you there!

Monday, June 4, 2012

DDC#14 - Tic Tac Toe!!

Hello there!! We have an awesome challenge at Digi Darla's this week!!! We're playing Tic Tac Toe!!! Here's what I came up with .. 

I've never done a challenge like this before, was a lot of fun!! Be sure to pop by and welcome our new DT members to! They'll be doing a post tmw to show off their style - stop by and 'meet' them and join the fun!! Can't wait to see what you create this week!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Happy 16th Birthday, Andrew!!!!!!

Our son turns 16 today!! Where does the time go?? Here's a card I made for him using My Memories Suite .. I LOVE how this turned out and even Andrew thought it was cool!!! Have a great day all!

And my sister made him this!! Love it!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Thank You Card using MMS!

I've been asked to make my cousin's baby shower thank you's for next wknd and she needed 35. I had this idea pop in my head a couple weeks ago and LOVE how this turned out!! I faded the background photo and shadowed Alyssa's photo and all the embellishments. Yes, it's done using My Memories Suite!! Once they're all printed, they'll be matted on both black/pink CS and adhered to card with a pink ribbon/bow running up the folded side of card.