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Sunday, January 27, 2013

LM#124 - "Dear Santa"

Morning!! We have a new challenge at Lasting Memories today! We're challenging you to use borders on your layouts. Any border will do! For mine, I used a 'flourish' border as well as the borders from my CTMH paper packs!! My son is 3 in this photo. He'll be 17 in June ... a little behind!!

We're being sponsored this week by .. 

So come on over and join us for your chance to win!

Friday, January 25, 2013

DSC #20 - Butterflies

Happy Friday! It's a new challenge at Digitally Sweet and this Ali has challenged us to use "Butterflies" on our projects! So here's what I created using MMS V4

So, now it's your turn to come on over and join the fun at Digitally Sweet!! Cya there!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

I'm Still Around .. Sorta!!!

Hello!! I just wanted to pop in as I feel I've been neglecting my poor blog! I applied for, and got a new job, which I started on Monday! The church my inlaws attend was looking for an Admin Assistant, Mon to Fri from 9-12 so I went for it and now working outside my home PT! Then home for a couple hrs and then my little after school kid's come at 3. So feel like there's not enough time in a day, but I knew it would be time getting into a routine after being home for 16 yrs. But I am really enjoying it! Hope all is well with everyone and if it's warm where you are, please feel free to send some here .. it's COLD!!!!! THIS is what we're dealing with here!! Yikes!! 

Be back tmw with our next Digitally Sweet challenge! Cya then!!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

LMCB #123 - Christmas 2012

Hello!! Happy Sunday and time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories today!! This weeks challenge is "Christmas 2012" so I decided to show you our trees. Yes, we had 2. The colourful one is real and the red is an artificial. They both looked so pretty!!!

Come on over to show us what you did for Christmas 2012!

Friday, January 18, 2013

DSC #19 - Sketch Time!!

It's Friday! Not only is it the wknd for me, it's a new challenge at Digitally Sweet! This week, Ali challenged us to use this sketch ...

Of course I tweeked it a little to work for me and here's what I created!

I chose to use the kit "Hey There" which you can purchase for only $3.75!

Now come on over and join us for a chance to win a $5 gift certificate for Template Dreams!!! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Child's Play Storybook Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at Child's Play! This weeks challenge is based on the storybook called

"The Snowy Day"

I had to think about this one as I don't have a lot of snow pics yet!! So here's what I came up with .. 

Come over and join us, we'll see ya there!

Challenges Entered

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

SYCN #5 - Anything Goes

Hi all!! It's time for our "Midway" post for "Spark Your Creativity"! As always, our challenge this month is "Anything Goes". We are also being sponsored by "Beccy's Place". Some of the DT chose and image to play with, so be sure to check them all out HERE! There's a lot of awesome inspiration there! So, for my creation, I wanted to show you the book I made for my dad's 60th birthday party this past wknd. We had our guest sign it with birthday wishes. A nice little keepsake!

Pop on over to show us your creations at SYCN!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

LM #122 - Something Old, Something New

Time for a new challenge over at Lasting Memories and this week we're challenging you to do

"Something Old, Something New"

I had to really think about this one and then I came across my hubby's bike pics, so here's what I decided to do ...

He sold his Yamaha 1100 and bought himself a Goldwing in August 2012. He's a happy camper and honestly, that baby is the Cadillac of all bikes!

Come on over and join the fun, we'll see you there!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A VERY Creative Card Showcaser!

So, I've been in a cleaning mood and look out - if it's not nailed down, it is OUTTA here!! Not kidding! Kitchen looks incredible and I have counter space and food prep area! Super excited!! (how lame, right? lol) Anyway, as I was cleaning out a closet, I came across the divider for our large dog crate and  it got me thinking - "What can I do with this .. " - look what I did with it!!!

Over the last couple years I have received some gorgeous cards in the mail and I have them around my scrap room for inspiration. Now I have them in one place! I know I have more to add, but I wanted to share my creative idea with you!! What do ya think??

Don't forget about our DT Call over at Digi Darla's as well!!

Monday, January 7, 2013

DT Call @ Digi Darla's!

It's time for a DT Call at Digi Darla's! If you love working with digital images, we're looking for you!! DT Call runs from Monday, January 7th till Sunday, January 20th at 9pm EST. New members will be posted on Wednesday, January 23rd at 8am EST. Feel free to enter as many times as you like and please add DT with your name (KarenDT) so we know you're applying for our DT. The more you enter, the more we can see your style. Here's our expectations from our DT Members .. 

Term runs for 6 mths - Jan till June
You will receive an invite to the challenge blog and you can upload as far ahead as you like!!
Comment on all the DT blogs as well as as many entries as you can.
As a full time DT member, Kim will be granting you full access to both Digi Darla’s Designs AND DSC!
Promote Digi Darla Designs/Challenge blog on your blog, FB and/or Twitter/Pinterest if you have them
Although not mandatory, if you have a tutorial you would love to share with us, we'd love to see it! Kim would add it to Digital Stamping Sisters and it would be posted on our challenge blog as well. These can be super easy, moderate – whatever you think and any medium is welcome!!
Most important, please HAVE FUN and enjoy your time as a Digi Darla DT Member!

So, if you think this is for you, be sure to enter as often as you like and add DT with your name. We're looking for 7 new DT Members!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

LMCB#121 - "Inspired By A Book" & A Birthday Wish

Good morning!! Before I get to today's post .. I want to send out birthday wishes to someone very special in my life, my dad. 

Happy 60th Birthday Dad, I love you!!

Now into this weeks challenge at Lasting Memories and we're being "Inspired By A Book". I chose a Dr Seuss quote .. I have always loved his books and his quirkiness with words ...

from 1 to 16 in what seems like no time at all!

Come on over and join the fun with us and show us which book has inspired you most!

Friday, January 4, 2013

DSC #17 - Steampunk!

Happy New Year!! Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday!! It's time for our first challenge of 2013 at Digitally Sweet and Ali's challenged us to go "Steampunk"!! At first I thought "What the heck is steampunk??" LOL!! After some researching, I think I got it and I found this freebie kit at "Deviant Scrap" if anyone wants to have a go at it! 
(we have a detailed description over at Digitally Sweet on what Steampunk is)

Here's what I came up with for this weeks challenge ...

Come on over to DSC and show off your "Steampunk"! Cya there!!