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Saturday, August 31, 2013

In Love ...

Hello! So, I have to tell ya that some of the members of my LM DT have embarked on an exciting (and challenging!!!) challenge! We are doing the 50 layout challenge and shopping from our own stash - but we can name our own personal limits/allowances. So, mine is no pattern paper or embellishments until they run out. I will save/use my commission from CTMH to buy Artbooking & be able to purchase adhesive and cardstock as needed. Each month I will purchase my CTMH WOTG club kit & that's it! This month was my hostess month for our WOTG kit club and I ordered the new Artbooking and can't wait to get my hands on it! I also have a Michaels gift card that I got for my birthday, but hey, they have LOTS of home decor I could choose from, so I'll keep you posted there!

Here are my first 2 of 50 layouts done using this month's WOTG (club) kit "Sarita". Yes, this is my wedding, 11 yrs ago August 24 :) The perfect day, in the perfect place; my Aunt's back yard where I spent a lot of time growing up 

Myself, my sister who was my Maid of Honor and our brother

My Beautiful family

Friday, August 30, 2013

DSC #51 - Alphabet Challenge

Hello, hello! It's time for a new challenge at Digitally Sweet! This weeks challenge is .. "Alphabet Challenge"!! How fun! I chose 2 of my png images from Digital Delights (how cute is this ladybug!) and as you can see, I chose the letter "L"

What letter will you choose? Come on over and join us and show us your inner 'digital' diva! See ya there!

Friday, August 23, 2013

DSC #50 - Summertime Colours

Hello!! Happy Friday! Today's challenge at Digitally Sweet is "Summertime Colours" and we're being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine Designs.

 I was short on time, so I used "Lizabeth - Wild Daffodil" pre-coloured which I have used in a past challenge. The photos are from my cousins for my birthday - they gave me a gorgeous bouquet so I just had to take some photos of it!
(thank you!)

So come on over and join us this week for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

LM #153 - How You've Grown

Hello, hello! Thank you all so much for joining us last week for our Scavenger Hunt hop! So much fun and so much talent!! Don't forget to check LM for your winners as well as hop around to all our blogs to see the winners of the DT candy as well. The Grand Prize will be announced tmw as we have lots of comments to add in the 'pot' and I don't want to miss anyone. We'll have a list of ALL winners and the grand prize winner tmw at LM's Monday Mojo. 

I loved this weeks challenge at Lasting Memories!! We are challenging you to see "How You've Grown" in your scrapbooking! We want to see one of your first LO's and then show us how you've grown by showing off a current one! Here's mine. Back when we used the strips and triangles from CM! I love these photos of my kiddos. 

Karen's "Then"

And now we are into CTMH (Surf's Up paper pack here) and man, have I come a LONG way in my scrapbooking!

(Florida Vacation 2010)

Can't wait to see "How You've Grown"!!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

LM #152 - Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop!

Longer post than normal, but be sure to read to the end, the Grand Prize information is waiting down there!

Hi everyone!! It is PARTY time at Lasting Memories today! We're celebrating my special day with a "Scavenger Hunt Birthday Hop"! Tmw is my 40th birthday and what better way to celebrate than to have a hop in blogland! Before we get started, you better get yourself a pen and paper because you're going to need it! There are 10 blogs in the hop and each person has chosen an element to use on her layout. Your job is to find all 10 elements, write them down and choose FIVE to include in your layout! Be sure to keep your eyes open because we have sponsors as well as DT members giving goodies away. You may have to do a little something more for the DT candy, so be sure to read every post! Sound like fun?? We think so!!! Ok, lets get to it! You should have arrived here from Lasting Memories which is your starting point and where you'll find the master hop list.

For my 2 page layout today, I chose chipboard for my element (write that down! don't forget!)

Glittered Chipboard "Pool Side"
Chipboard Shapes

In honour of my birthday, I'm having the Grand Prize give away!

CTMH mini medley - pear
CTMH embroidery floss in reds and pinks
CTMH "Later, Sk8r" (gnarly) embellishment
CTMH "Later, Sk8r" C-sized stamp set
CTMH keyboard kraft alphabet
2 clear journal tags
KC & Company baubles
"Thank You" rub ons
adhesive pearls
"You & Me" and "Happy" glitter chipboard
10 chipboard journal jots

How can you have a chance to win all these goodies??

1. **MANDATORY** Enter our challenge and showcase 5 of the 10 elements on your layout - please tell us, within your post, which 5 elements you chose to use
(leave a comment when you've entered the challenge)
2. For a second entry, grab our Hop Badge for your blog and help spread the word! Remember to add the link :-)
(leave me another comment with a link to your blog)
3. For a third entry, PIN this giveaway on PINTEREST and leave me another comment with a direct link to your board

Please be sure to leave separate comments so it's nice and easy for to choose a lucky winner!! Thank you!!

I also have TWO surprise packs all ready to go to TWO lucky "Featured" entries this week!

Thanks so much for joining us! You're next stop is the super talented Claire! Thank you so much for celebrating with me and have fun hopping along our Scavenger Hunt hop!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Get Ready, Get Set ...

and don't forget, we're having a Scavenger Hunt birthday hop at Lasting Memories in 2 days to celebrate my big day!! Can't wait and hope to see you there!!!

A Giveaway!!

Guess what! Digi Darla is sponsoring an awesome giveaway over at "A Piece of Heart"! Please visit Sharon and see all that she has to giveaway, not to mention her awesome talent!

A Piece Of Heart

DSC #48 - "Layers"

Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Digitally Sweet and it's all about layers this week! We're being sponsored by Cedar Chest Designs and Katie was kind enough to let us choose and image to showcase. I chose "Ariella with Heart" and used a couple different digi kits from My Memories Suite V4. 

Thank you for being you and stopping by!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

LM #151 - Stars n Stripes

Hi!! Hope you're having a FABULOUS wknd! It's time for a new challenge at Lasting Memories!! This week we are challenging you to use "Stars n Stripes" on your layouts! For mine I chose an awesome paper pack from CTMH (I can't remember the name off hand, sorry!) and did the photos from my father in law's 70 birthday a couple yrs back. I am NOT a chronological scrapper, can ya tell??

Come on out and join the fun and show us your stars n stripes! Can't wait to see what you create this week! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 2, 2013

DSC#47 - Anything Goes!

TGIF!! Woot, it's holiday time for this gal! Off for 2 weeks and looking fwd to some good ole' R&R and family time!! We have a great challenge this week at Digitally Sweet - "Anything Goes" and we're being sponsored by Digi Darla Designs

Here's what I came up with .. 

And I used "I Love You" Fancy Word Art Colored from Digi Darla Designs. This is all 100% digital! We hope you'll come on by and join us for your change to win 5 images from DDD!