Monday 26 August 2013

It's ATG at Digi Darla's

It's time once again for a great challenge at the Digi Darla Blog.

The theme is  
Anything Goes with a twist (must use bow, digi stamp and one or more butterflies)

Here is my card using DD image Wedding Bliss

I used a new die I bought from Spellbinders and matted that on a shiny silver background. I added that to a pale pink heart embossed paper I made using a SU (stampin' up) die.

I coloured the image with my copic markers, added flowers, a bow, butterflies and pearl for detail.

I just love anything goes challenges because you truly never know what people will make. I can't wait to pop around on your blogs and see what you make. Don't forget the winner gets 5 images of their choice AND if you use a DD image you can win 3 images as well.

Have a super week!

Tuesday 20 August 2013

Clear it out, school's back!!

School is just around the corner! So it's time to celebrate with a School themed challenge at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog.

I had the privilege of using a digital stamp from one of our sponsors Limited Runs.

I love the array of cupcake choices Nikki has designed, but the 'Butterfly cupcake' really caught my eye. In my children's school each grade has an insect. The JK's are bumble bees, the SK's are ladybugs, and the first grade children are butterflies. As soon as I saw it I knew just what I'd do.

My son's teacher is amazing. I am so thankful my son has her again this year. She has gone way above and beyond to help him and I appreciate that. She sent home a little note this week about reminders for him about school. He has some issues and needs a lot of preparation for changes. So she shed some light on where he would be, his desk placement, classroom rules, etc.

It was lovely to know that as much as I wanted her to be his teacher again, she requested him in her class.
 I had to send along a big thank you card to her, with a gift card to her favourite coffee shop of course. I'm sure she'll need lots of coffee in the upcoming weeks-lol

The challenge also called for chipboard. I glued pick paper to the chipboard and chalked arouind the edges. The butterfly is popped up on dimensionals and of course I had to add glitter ;)

The challenge is for 2 weeks. Can't wait to see what you create!

Monday 19 August 2013

It's Digi Darla Day

It's a birthday celebration theme over at Digi Darla's challenge blog this week.
There are so many digis to chose from at the store but I chose to use this little cutie called

happy bearday

I paper pieced the balloons to match the background paper adding stickles for a glittery finish. I coloured up the little bear with my copic markers and used an SU (Stampin' Up) border punch for the edge. I then added a ribbon of beads for extra glam.

The challenge runs for 1 week. If you use a Digi Darla image you can win 3 additional images!
I'm looking forward to coming at seeing what you create this week

Friday 16 August 2013

The challenge continues at Clear it Out

Here is the 3rd card I made for the challenge this week at the Clear it Out Challenge Blog.
The image is from The Stamping Chef ,one of the sponsors this round.

Here is my 'Summer' card using up a sticker I've had forever

Only a few more days to join us, I hope you do. Lots of prizes to be won!

Thursday 15 August 2013

Birthday fun

I like to think I am pretty crafty. I have been most of my life.

I thought this past weekend I could totally make a cake for my son. So I searched around and found the perfect cake for him. Superman.

I watched how to make my own fondant, watched how to colour it, and even watched how to stencil out my design. And then I got to work. Clearly I should stick to paper projects-lol

So here it train wreck

So I learned a few things making this cake;

- Fondant is super sticky, it sticks to everything
- When they say add water between fondant layers to make it stick, they mean just a little (note the sliding off 'S')
-I should have watched the video on how to lift the fondant to the cake. I winged it and nearly missed the cake, and it ripped in places

Doesn't matter what anyone one else thinks of it though. When my son saw it his eyes lit up and told me I was the bestest mom ever. And all was right with the world :)

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Clear it out challenge-last week

It's the last week of the Summer Vacation challenge at the Clear it Out Blog.
Here is another card I made for this challenge using some very old stickers I had laying around

The image is from The Stamping Chef-one of the sponsors from the challenge. The prize is 3 images if you win.
I've had the 'laugh' sticker for as long as I can remember.  (at least 8 years). The FYI sticker is from a Stampin Up' kit that I bought years ago.

I really like this image. I can see it as a 'sending you love' card. Can you?

Good luck! Challenge ends this Monday.

Tuesday 13 August 2013

It's time to Clear it Out, Lacy Sunshine style!

I am uber excited to tell you that Lacy Sunshine has decided to sponsor the Clear it Out Challenge Blog-Yahoo!
I just love the little digi gals and am so excited I get to play with them!

The theme at Clear it Out is Summer Vacation/use stickers or rubons. At first glance you may be thinking summer vacation? But yes, this is summer vacation oriented.

You see when I volunteered 2 weeks ago at a children's camp, my duties were to run a program for the younger children unable to attend camp (0-4 years). I had a huge room that had tons of toys, allowing it to also be a drop-in when it rained/in between programs. Unfortunately, I also slept in the same room with my daughter. To avoid people just walking in, I made this sign for our door to let people know we were sleeping ( I am so not a morning person).

My daughter loved it and now has it hanging on her door.

She now alternates between this one and the one I made before . Her reason ' that way the boys (her brothers) won't bug me when I am having good dreams' Lol, love that kid of mine!

Monday 12 August 2013

It's Digi Darla Day!

It's been a crazy busy weekend at our house. We had a superhero birthday party with 11 kids plus our own. Lots of crazy, zany fun. To top it all off, I decided I really wanted to make superman cake for him. I'll save that train wreck tale for another day -lol

This week at Digi Darla's challenge blog the theme is : Furr, Feathers, of Fins
I chose to use a DD image called Janessa and kitty. I've been hanging on to it for a while. I just love how cute it is and thought this would be perfect for the challenge.

Here is my card

You have one week to play along. If you use a Digi Darla image you have a chance to win 3 more digis. Can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday 10 August 2013


My fellow DT member at the  Clear it Out Challenge Blog is having a giveaway. You can see the details here.
There are lots of digi prizes to be won as well as a physical prize for U. S and Canada.
Good luck!

P.s. Sharon also has a weekly sentiment freebie on her blog, check back each Friday to see what she comes up with next :)

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Time to Clear it Out!

Head on over to the Clear it out challenge blog where Summer Vacation is the theme and rubons/stickers is the stash item.

I am excited to be using a cute image from Bugaboo Stamps. I just love the cute, simplicity of Bugaboo Stamps. Easy to colour up and hundreds of digis for any occassion.

The tag I made is for my little girl going to camp. In the back will be a bag full of embroidery floss for her to share and make friendship bracelets with her cabin mates. 

What do you think?

It's so hard to  believe there is only 3 weeks left of summer. Time sure flies by! I hope you are enjoying your summer vacation :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday 5 August 2013

I'm Back...

I'm back from a week away. We were up in the woods at a Christian camp and it was so great to see how God is working in the lives of so many young people :)
The drive was crazy, someone threw up in the car, 2 of us are sick with a cold, but I'd do it all again.

Anywho, no card for today, just a reminder to join in the fun at the Digi Darla challenge blog. The challenge is to make a card using your favourite ice cream flavours!

Hands down my favourite is chocolate. Not chocolate mint, not chocolate chip cookie dough, just chocolate. Boring for some I guess, but I like it. Having said that I recently went to Marble slab and I have to say 'Birthday cake' flavour is becoming a close second :)

I look forward to seeing your creations this week and how many of you chose chocolate ;)
Be back tomorrow with a new creation!