Monday, June 27, 2011

Going in Circles @ Kaboodle Doodles

That's right we are all about circles this week at Kaboodle Doodles, so we want to see projects using circles or dots.  This week we are sponsored by The Crafty Pad Designs and they a fun challenge blog that you can check out here.  There are some great FREEBIES on their challenge blog as well and I chose to work with this one called "Twins Circular Sentiment."

I chose to work with the sketch over at Card Positions Systems and grabbed some scraps from my stash.  The carstock already had embossed dots on it, however I decided to run it through my Cuttlebug using this adorable baby Sizzix folder.  The cute little baby items are acutally on the folder once, so I have embossed it twice on my papers.  I added a little Smooch to the stars on the sentiment and then punched is with my SU' punches and popped it up!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Card Positioning Systems-sketch
Creative Craft Challenges-create your own background
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight-sentiment as focus
Creative Stamp Friends- dots
Creative Inspirations Paint-babies
Pile It On-circles
Challenge Up Your Life-circles
Just Some Lines-spots and dots
Secret Crafter-embossing
Sew Many cards-dry embossing

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles #72

It's all about "food and drinks" with this week's Kaboodle Doodles challenge and we are excited to be sponsored by Meljen's Designs.  One lucky winner with get 4 images from Meljen's Designs! I colored my image using and all other elements are from Pixel Scrapper. Come join the challenge here and check out rest of DT projects!

Challenges I am entering:

Outlawz- colors red/green/blue

Cooking It Up With Katie #67

Happy Hump Day everyone!  You know what that means. time for another challenge at Cooking It Up With Katie.  This week our challenge is "use a current sketch from a challenge blog, make it a birthday creation, and add a little yellow." So I chose to work with the sketch at Sketch N Stash and used this wonderful image from our sponsor this week Stamping Dragon. Once again I went digital to create my work of art using and elements from Pixel Scrapper.

I am entering this the following challenges:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #60

Sunday not only mean the end to another weekend, but another great sketch challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and this week's sketch is provided by Kathrin. I cannot seem to get enough of working digitally, I think part of it is the fact that I don't have to drag a bunch of things out and make a huge mess, lol!!!  So for this week I have once again hit up one of my new fave places Pixel Scrapper to get all my elements, except the sentiment which came from Digi Scrap Depot.

Isn't my guy adorable?  This picture was taking during last couple weeks of school and his teacher planner as fun and educational water day in their classroom.  The kids got to wear their swim clothes and did all types of activities like bubbles, water balloons, etc.  Come on over and join the challenge this week!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Scrappy Frogs- use red

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cooking It Up With Katie

With Father's Day just around the corner this week's challenge at Cooking It Up With Katie is perfect to create those last minute projects for those wonderful men in your life.  Our challenge this week is "Something for dad, make it funny, and add some buttons." We are excited to be sponsored this week by Bonibleaux Designs at Dude Time Doodles and they have some hilarious images/sentiments to work with.  I chose to work with Hammock Harold and HH Sentiment #4 for my card and once again I have gone digital.  All elements are courtesy of Pixel Scrapper and the overall design is from the sketch challenge over at Card Positioning Systems

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Bows & Berries-masculine
The Crazy Challenge-monochromatic
Cupcake Craft-masculine/dad projects
Incy Wincy Designs- Father's Day
Ooh La La Creations- Father's Day
Stamps R Us- 3 embellies (buttons), 2 papers, 1 image
Make It Monday- anything goes

Card Positioning Systems-sketch
Creative Inspirations-Father's Day
Dream Valley Challenges- Father's Day
Sentimental Sundays-Father's Day
Sparkles Forum-Father's Day
Stamptacular Sunday-dads or grads

Craft Your Days Away-Monochrome
Crazy 4 Challenges-Masculine
Mark's Finest Papers-Faather's Day
One Stop Craft Challenge- Father's Day
Secret Crafter- Male card
Stamp, Scrap, & Doodle- Father's Day

Monday, June 13, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles- Flowers anyone?

Another weekend has come and gone, hope everyone had a great one and is ready to start the week off with a bang!  This week at Kaboodle Doodles our challenge is about using flowers as the main/focal point of our projects.  We are being sponsored by Tiffany Doodles this week and they provided us with some great flower images to work with.

I went digital once again and colored my image this time with, all other elements I found over at Pixel Scrapper which is quickly becoming my go to site!  I love that you are able to search by color or theme to find things to use.  Now pull out all those flowers stamps and embellies and show us what you come up with, head over and join the challenge and check out the rest of DT's projects to be inspired!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Challenge Masters- Scrapping The Boys

It's the 2nd Sunday of the month  so that means time for me to host the Scrapping The Boys challenge over at Challenge Masters. So for this month's challenge I want to see layouts of those special guys "Having some Summer Fun!" This can be a favorite activity like a baseball game, fishing, swimming, or maybe it's BBQing or eating an ice cream cone. How about a vacation or special trip planned for summer.

For my layout I have created a "Summer Bucket List" for my 6 year old Lucas. Lucas is always saying how he has nothing to do or is bored, so I thought I would create this fun layout that he could write what he would like to do this summer. I plan on taking a picture of him to put on mat at top and on bottom box he will write what he wants to do this summer. I think this is a great way to commererate this summer and will be fun to look back on how his writing changes over years. I am going to make a 2nd page that we can put pictures as he completes the items on his "bucket list."

So far his bucket list includes:

1. Reading 100 books

2. Playing croquet

3. Running his first 5K

I had so much fun creating this layout and actually broke out my Cricut to create the title using Sesame Street font cartridge.  Isn't that pail adorable?  It's from the Simply Charmed cartridge.  I have inked the edges of my pattened paper and pieces on sand pail with CTMH Cocoa ink.  The pattened paper is from a Storyteller's kit and I distressed the edges of some of my papers using the Tonic distresser I picked up at Archiver's this weekend.

Now what a you waiting for dig out those pics of your special guys "Havin' some summer fun" and come join us at Challenge Masters. 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Shannon's Sentiments #30-Sketch

It's Saturday which means another challenge day over at Shannon's Sentiments and this week is a sketch challenge from our hostess Michelle.  I decided to keep exploring the digital world and try my hand at a card this week. I used to create my card and got all my design elements from Digi Scrap Depot.  The patterned paper from here is and the black background paper/ribbon/frame around sentiment I got from Pixel Scrapper. The sentiment is from the "Lots of Thanks" set, head on over to the Shannon's Sentiments to join the fun and check out rest of DT's creations!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Kaboodle Doodles #70- Whimsical Creatures

It's Monday so that's means another challenge over at  Kaboodle Doodles
and this week is all about those Mystical Creatures.  This can be fairies, unicorns, angels, gnomes, etc. and our sponsor this week is Whoopsi Daisy Designs. The prize up for grabs this week for one lucky person is 
choice of 2 sheets (8 images)- how cool is that!

Now if you follow my blog, you will see I have started to dabble into digital scrapping and I have once again created this super layout using a Quick Page from Digi Scrap Depot.  This page is located in the fantasy section and is by Susie Colbert Designs and can be found here.  I added the fairy stamp, which I also found at Digi Scrap Depot and can be found here.

Check out rest of team's creations here and join the challenge for a chance to win the AWESOME prize!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #58

Hope everyone has had a relaxing weekend so far, it has been extremely hot here so we have been soaking up as much a/c as possible. My kiddos took off for a small fishing trip with my parents so we were enjoying the piece and quiet, we are only a week into summer vacation and they are already on my last nerve with all the bickering and fighting- It's gonna be a long summer, lol!!!  Tonight we have Micah's HS Baseball banquet and then get ready for another busy week!

I am still working on getting my mojo back after surgery and have lots of projects in the works.  Today bring another sketch challenge over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp, which I am a design team member. I had this fabulous paper from last month's scrapbook club, it's from CTMH and called Fanfare.  The image is courtesy of The Stamping Boutique and colored with copics.  Head on over here and join us and check out the rest of DT's wonderful creations!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shannon Sentiments #29-Graduation

For all my faithful followers, you may wonder where have I been?  Did I fall off the face of the planet? I discovered a couple weeks ago that I had a very large kidney stone, after many tests and being in ER for hours it was decided I had to be transferred to another hospital.  So I get to ride in an ambulance to other hospital and diagnosis is surgery next day.  So I have been recovering ever since and am now ready to get things rolling again, ook for me to be posting more often as things finally get back to normal!

It's Saturday so that means another challenge over at Shannon's Sentiments and this week it's all about Graduation! Well I have really decided to try my hand at digital scrapbooking as I think it might be a great way to keep up with all my kiddo's activities and help me catch up (lol). I decided to try the CTMH Studio J digital program, which is pretty easy to use. This is my Lucas as he graduated Kindergarten just last week, his teacher let the kids plan their graduation celebration and they all wanted to wear their pjs.  After creating my layout, I then opened it in and added the diploma and cap images from the Follow Your Dreams set. Come join the challenge here and check out the Fabulous creations from rest of team!