Sunday, September 25, 2016

Thank You Mouse

It's almost Monday! And almost the end of September! Can you believe how fast time is going? Only ten more days to work until my retirement but those ten days stretch out through October 31st. If all goes according to the doctor's plan, the twins should be born the last week of October. That will be here before you know it. And then I'll have a different kind of work!
Today I have a card that I colored up for fall.


This is the progressive image over at The Outlawz. The image for September is from Di's Digi Stamps.  I colored the image with Copic markers and die cut the image with Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitched Rectangles. The sentiment is from a retired Gina K stamps set called Elegant Flowers. I die cut the flags with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags. The background is recycled wallpaper with a yellow card base. I used the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday for inspiration.


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Thanks for stopping by. Make it an awesome week! Who knows what the Lord has in store for us.

Donna

Dots and Stripes

Happy Sunday! We have a new challenge at The Outlawz CAS challenge. This week Lynn  is asking us to stripes and dots on our CAS project. My card looks like it's a birthday card but it really isn't. LOL!

The images and sentiment is from Paper Smooches (Stamptember 2014 stamp set). I stamped the balloons on water color paper using distress ink and then sprayed it with water. I used my Misti to stamp the sentiment. To finalize the card I used Glimmer Mist to give it a shimmery look. This is really an anniversary card. The inside sentiment says "Happily Evert After."
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I hope you will join us at The Outlawz CAS and show us your projects with dots and stripes. Looking forward to seeing your design. Hope your weekend is fabulous!

Edit: Ning is experiencing problem and some are having trouble getting to the Outlawz site. Please keep trying and hopefully they will have it fixed very soon.

Donna

Saturday, September 24, 2016

My Last Scribbles

It's been my pleasure for the last three months to be a guest designer for Scribbles Designs. I'm sorry to see the time go by so quickly. But it won't be the last time I ever use Sandy's wonderful digis. They are so much fun to create with.

For my final guest design fun I decided to go Halloween.


Isn't this image a hoot! It's called Coffin Break of course! I colored it with Copic markers and die cut with Spellbinder's hexagon dies. Everything is backed with black cards stock so there are lots of layers. The Halloween designer paper is from my scrap box and I added some self-adhesive black gems.

My second card I just think is so comical. Perfect for Halloween. I'm sure I will use this one again.


This image is Tomb It May Concern and it's colored with Copics. I created the scene around the image inking the sky and the ground. I added a harvest moon in the corner and a die cut fence to complete the scene. 


Thanks to Lisa and Sandy for inviting me as a guest designer. It's been a blast. Check out Borqna's great guest design creations over at the Scribbles Design challenge blog.

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Thanks for stopping by today. Make it an awesome weekend!

Donna



Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Fall and the Winner of my Birthday Blog Candy

I thought maybe that Mother nature would be watching the calendar. Fall has arrived but the fall weather hasn't seemed to find it's way to the midwest yet. Still hot and sticky here. I am ready for some cooler weather. Today is my day to post over at Imagine That! Creative Playground and since fall has arrived I thought I would dive right in.


I used two of Kris' awesome stamps sets on this card: Glitter Galore and Maggie's Apples.The green paper that is actually on the inside of this easel card is from the Glitter Galore stamp set as well as the cute fall images. Don't they look sparkly? The red gingham paper and the sentiment are from Maggie's Apples. I found some glittered leave stickers in my stash and thought they'd be perfect to prop the card open. Check out these stamp sets and more at Imagine That! Digis by Kris.



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Now for the most important part. Congratulations to Debbie from Debbie's Dash of This & That. You are the winner of my birthday gift certificate to Imagine That! Digis by Kris. Please contact me for your prize.
Thanks for stopping in. I have more posts coming your way this weekend as I wrap up a guest design post with some Halloween fun and some CAS fun on Sunday. I hope you'll stop back. Make it an awesome weekend!





Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Young at Heart

Oh my, the week is half over already? Where does the time go. It's been a busy week so far with no relief in sight. My daughter had to go to the doctor twice this week. Monday her blood pressure was high so she has to go back tomorrow. We are about a month away from the twins being born if she can make it til then without delivering early. Yesterday we washed up all the baby clothes we have. They found out yesterday that they can move into a two bedroom apartment within the next week or so. Our next big project will be moving them and getting the babies' room ready. Time keeps marching on. I have 11 days left to work before retirement. Things are starting to suddenly feel real.
My card tonight is kind of light-hearted. I thought this Bugaboo image and the TLC sentiment fit well together.


This is Clown Around - Rings from Bugaboo Stamps. I colored him with Bic markers and die cut the image with MFT Stitched Ovals. I mounted the image on Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banner. I embellished the banner with some Doodle Bug twine. The background plaid is from Trimgym Digital Stamps. I used a Stampin' Up scalloped border punch for the right side of the plaid paper. The sentiment is from Create with TLC and die cut with Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitched Rectangles. The sentiment panel is inked with Salty Ocean distress ink. I used the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches and Bingo from Catch the Bug challenge for inspiration.



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That's it for me tonight. Off to see what else I can get accomplished tonight. Sitting in the doctor's office again tomorrow with Tricia for another twin check up. So won;t get much accomplished tomorrow. Have an awesome Thursday!

Donna





Sunday, September 18, 2016

Cupcakes Anyone?

Happy Sunday and welcome back to another Outalwz CAS challenge. LAst week was my birthday and this week is another member of the DT's birthday so she decided to go with cupcakes as the theme this week. This card is for my SIL who also has a birthday this week!


My CAS card features Spellbinder's Sweet Wish die set. The cupcake, cherry and sentiment are from the set. I die cut and embossed each piece. The "wish" sentiment is popped up with raft foam.  The circle was cut from a new die set I got this week from MFT: Stitched circles. A quick and easy birthday card!
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I hop you'll join us this week at The Outlawz CAs challenge. CAS with a cupcake! How simple. Have a wonderful week! I have the next three days off so I'm looking forward to some cleaning and crafting time. Take care!

Donna

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Ice Cream, Birthdays, and Blog Candy

It's Friday! Almost the weekend. My favorite time of the week. I guess when I retire at the end of next month I won't really care if it's the weekend or not. Today I have one last summer card for you. It's still hot and steamy here so I felt like cooling off with some ice cream to celebrate my birthday.


A cute card using Imagine That! Digis by Kris Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream Sentiments and designer paper from Kimmie's Sour Lemons. I die cut the sentiment with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags and inked in Spun Sugar distress ink. The ice cream parlour image was die cut with MFT Stitched Circles. I added a layer of pink card stock and some ribbon from my stash. I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches for inspiration.


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Now I hope you paid attention to my title and read this far because here's the great part. Kris is so generous to her designers and she gives each of us a $10 gift certificate to give away on our birthdays. Thursday September 15th was my birthday so I am giving away a gift certificate to Imagine That Digis by Kris. Leave a comment on this post before Thursday, September 22 at 9pm and I will pick a winner from the comments. Winner will be announced on Friday at the Imagine That!Creative Playground blog and on my next Imagine That! post next Friday. It could be you!

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Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a comment to win my blog candy! Have a wonderful weekend!



Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday CAS, a Winner and a Discount

Happy Sunday! It is a cloudy, warm and humid day here is Pensacola, Florida. We swam in the Gulf of Mexico this afternoon. It was fun. I may have gotten a little too much sun. And the mosquitos think I am sweet because it's going to take me a long time to get over all these bites.
Today begins the new challenge over at The Outlawz CAS. This week is so easy. It's an anything goes challenge!

I needed a 30th anniversary card for some friends. The image is from Crafting with Sue. I colored it with Copics. The sentiment is a mixture of a number set that I have and the Happy Anniversary is from a Clear Dollar Stamp Set. Just a layer of blue card stock and that's it. I hope you'll join us this week for the anything goes challenge at The Outlawz CAS challenge.
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Now for the announcement of my Imagine That! Nurse Sara Winner. Congrats to Pam Danner of Scrap 'n Granny. Pam, please contact me so I can give you the code for the free set. And here's an awesome deal just in case you didn't win the Nurse Sara set or you'd like to get other awesome sets from Imagine That! by Kris. Use the code donna15 for a 15% discount on any order over $5. What a great bargain. Kris has so many cute sets. I hope you'll take advantage of this special discount.
Have a wonderful new week. We'll be driving home on Tuesday so I'll be looking forward to getting back to creating. 

Donna

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Wintery Cards

It's the first of the September Scribbles Designs guest designs today. I made two cards this time for the guest design post. The first is a birthday card with a winter theme.


The image of the penguin is Brrr from Scribbles Designs. I colored the image with Copic markers. I love the punny sentiment from Create with TLC. The sentiment says "What do penguins sing at birthday parties? Freeze a jolly good fellow. Too cute! I added the snowflakes and the ice.

Brrr

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My second card is also wintry but Christmas oriented.



This image is Woodland Santa by Scribbles Design. I colored him with Copic markers, added some ribbon and some brads and a star. I used the Get Creative challenge sketch for inspiration.


I used Diamond Stickles for Santa's trim so the card is sparkly. The sentiment is from a retired stamp set from Gina K. 

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I hope you will hop over to the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog and check out Borqna's awesome guest design card. It's been lots of fun to be Scribbles Guest Designer.

Thanks for stopping by. We are enjoying time with our youngest son and the beach at Pensacola, Florida. I'll be back to crafting next week after we get home.

Donna

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Love You 2 Pizzas

Happy Friday! We are driving to Florida today so this is a scheduled post. I am showing a card today over at Imagine That! Creative Playground. I love the card I made today. I think it will be a great Valentine's Day card.


The background paper is from Recollections Basics paper. It reminded me of a tablecloth at an Italian eatery. The stamps set I used was Love you 2 Pizzas by Imagine that! Digis by Kris. I colored the image with Copic markers. The image and background paper are die cut with Gina Marie Cross Stitch Rectangles. The image is inked with Tea Dye distress ink. I added the hearts stamped with Fired Brick distress ink. The heart images is from a retired Gina K set called Heartily Yours. I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch as Inspiration.


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Thanks for stopping by today. I have a few more design team posts while I am away on vacation so stay tuned. Have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Imagine that! Digis by Kris Giveaway!

I am so excited to be part of the blog hop today for Imagine that! Digis by Kris. Today there are three new sets being launched and Kris is giving away a set on each of the design team's blogs. How fun is that! I am premiering the new stamp set Nurse Sara. This one is great set for Get Well cards.



Here's a sample card that I made with the set.


I colored Nurse Sara with Copic markers and fussy cut her out. She is popped up with Scotch foam tape. I die cut the sentiment with MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags and used Salty Ocean distress ink to ink the edges.Don't you love the word recovery done in bandages. How cute! The background paper is from the Speedy Recover Digital Paper pack. The designer paper is die cut with Spellbinder's Lattice Rectangles.
Now for the fun part:
Leave a comment on this post by Friday, September 9th at 3 p.m. for a chance to win the Nurse Sara stamp set. One lucky person on each of the blogs will receive a set. Be sure to check out all the posts today at The Creative Playground as three new sets are being launched and each of the design team is giving away one of the sets. To check out other chances to win Nurse Sara please see these design team blogs:

Lisa Lynn
Audrey
Sandy

Edit: want to win the new stamp sets? Here's the links for the launches and the links to all the design team blogs:
Nurse Sara
Foxy Thang
Goats

Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave me a comment for your chance to win. Good luck!




Monday, September 5, 2016

Birds, Bees, Flowers and Trees

Hope your Labor Day weekend was great! I didn't have Internet this weekend so I am REALLY late in posting my card for The Outlawz CAS challenge. This week we have a fun challenge from one of your DT who is in South Africa. She's going into the spring season so she picked birds, bees, flowers and trees for the theme. That sounds like fun, doesn't it? Your can use one, some or all of those on your card!


I used a pre-colored image from Fuschia and Hummingbird  by Imagine That! Digis by Kris for my birds and flowers. I added some designer paper to the edge and some sequins for embellishment. Pretty easy peasy this week. I hope you will join us for this fun spring challenge at The Outlawz.
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Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to stop back tomorrow. I have a fund surprise that you won;t want to miss.

Donna

Saturday, September 3, 2016

New Challenge at Creative Playground

Welcome to a new challenge for the month of September at Imagine That! Creative Playground.


This month our challenge is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Use one, two and three of something on your card. For instance, for my card I used 1 image, 2 designer papers and 3 red star brads for embellishments.


This card is for my SIL's birthday. She is a pilot and has her own plane. So I thought this would be a really fun card for her. I used the Airplanes stamp set from Imagine That! Digis by Kris. The set has line designs and pre-colored images. I fussy cut my image and popped it up with foam tape. The designer paper is from Take Fight Digi Paper. I love the great colors. I die cut each of the rectangles with Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitched Rectangles. I backed the designer paper with yellow card stock on my red card stock base. I added three red star brads as embellishments. The inside of my card has two sentiments and one image from the Airplanes stamp set.


I love the Happy Birthday banner that could fly behind the plane. I also used a second fun sentiment from the set and one of the paper plane images too. Awesome set with lots of fun images and sentiments.



I hope you will join us this month at Imagine That! Creative Playground challenge and show us how easy 1, 2, 3 can be! I am entering these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by this weekend. Hope your Labor Day weekend is relaxing and crafty!








Friday, September 2, 2016

Well Wishes

I have a post over at The Imagine That! Creative Playground blog today. I put together a quick birthday card using the Well Wishes stamp set.



I printed the pre-colored image of the wishing well on white card stock. The sentiment comes from the same set. I die cut the sentiment with MFT Inside and Out Stitched Rounded Squares, then inked the sentiment first with Squeezed Lemonade and then with Mustard Seed around the edges. I then enlarged the flowers at the base of the wishing well and fussy cut them to use as embellishments on the card. This is a great way to get more use out of your stamp sets and change up your embellishments from the brads and gems that I tend to use quite often. Some of the flowers are popped up and others are flat on the card. I used some Wink of Stella to make the flowers sparkle a little.



This set has a variety of really useful sentiments for a wide range of cards. I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch for some inspiration.


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I hope you'll pop over to the Imagine That! Digis by Kris store and check out some of the awesome stamp sets she has. And stay tuned for a chance to win some of the awesome sets from the very talented Kris right here on my blog. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend!







Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Nature of Christmas

Welcome back on this 1st of September! My first card today was Christmas as is this card for the new challenge beginning today at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. This month we have a fun challenge for the Nature of Christmas.
 Before Christmas came in a box—store displays going up in August, made-for-TV movies with frequent holiday-themed advertisements, online shopping—before the commercialization of the holiday…
…there were family outings in search of the perfect pine tree, strings of popcorn and cranberries ready to hang on that perfect tree, and decorations made from holly leaves and pine cones. Sometimes the best way to capture Christmas is to turn your face away from the TV, the computer, your phone, and watch the magic of Christmas unfold outside your windows. We’d like you to remember the Nature of Christmas with our newest challenge. Show us woodland scenes, snowfall, winter animals—whatever flora or fauna brings out the natural beauty of the holiday and inspires you to create.
In order to have a chance to win the prize from our wonderful guest sponsor this month,make sure that your card has some sort of outdoor nature element in the design.  Examples include: scene of trees, forest, river, birds, woodland animals, etc. Whatever element you choose must be flora or fauna (i.e. botanical or animal related). If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize.
Remember, you don't need to follow the theme to link up your cards and earn a free paper each month, and have your name thrown into the year end draw for some extra digital goodies.  You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $15 gift certificate to the Sparkle N Sprinkle store.

One free digital paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles to everyone who links up a minimum of two cards to the challenge.  Cards can be anything goes for this prize, they only have to follow the theme if they want a chance at the sponsor's prize.  The mini set of six digital papers called Nature of Christmas, will also be offered up as a prize to one random winner.

Now here's my card for the Nature of Christmas challenge:


My images is A Winter Wonderland from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle. The sentiment is from the same digital stamp set. My designer paper is from the Holiday Hoopla Paper Set from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles. The image is doe cut from Spellbinder's Lacy Squares and the sentiment is di cut from Gina Marie Designs Cross Stitched Rectangles, both backed with dark green card stock. I used some Doodlebug twine, a pre-made bow and some self-adhesive rhinestones as embellishments. I decorated the image with Diamond Stickles for the snow. I hope you will join us at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up  this month, get some Christmas cards done and earn a free paper or the great prize from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle
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Thanks for stopping by. Stop back tomorrow for another fun design team card!

Hugs,





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