Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Creative Card Crew Challenge #80 - Glitter

Thanks for dropping in to take a peek at my sample for the latest challenge from Creative Card Crew!  This week our challenge is all about GLITTER!

Ever notice how a hummingbird seems to shimmer in the sunlight?  My card for this challenge uses this gorgeous hummingbird digi from our wonderful challenge sponsor Sparkle N Sprinkle.







Monday, December 22, 2014

Have A Nice Trip!

Greetings craft friends!  I'm back with one last sample for Craft Hoarders Anonymous. Many thanks again to Gloria and her fab team for allowing me to join them this month!  This time around, the challenge is all about Travel!  I love to travel and when I go places I collect little things that I can put into my craft projects - whether they are to go specifically into a scrapbook or be used in a project in some other way.

Many of us travel around the holidays, so let's celebrate our adventures!

I am also in love with creating mini-albums of all sizes and shapes and so my project this time around is a mini travel album.  I used Tim Holtz's Destinations papers, Chipboard, and kraft cardstock along with a few tags I've picked up along the way.  It's always a fun challenge to figure out proportions and how to make everything work.


My mini this time around is inside of a tri-fold album.


the album is held in place with a ribbon that is glued under the gusseted pocket inside the center back.

here you can see the pocket.  On the left cover are 3 pockets and the right cover has 9 photo flaps held down by a strip of paper.

and a couple of shots of the inside pages.

Now it's your turn!  Dig into your hoard and find some items that are vacation or travel themed.  Do you have a hoard of cruise ship ephemera?  Do you have a box of transportation stamps?  Do you have a stash of camping themed papers?  Or piles of Disney embellishments?  Show them off!  Create a vacation or travel themed project for  us!

Whatever it is, create it and then link up on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous for your chance to win a great prize from this month's sponsor - Spellbinders!




Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Creative Card Crew Challenge #77 - Anything Goes!

Welcome back dear friends!  Today I have another sample for you to check out!  This round at Creative Card Crew our challenge is


Can't wait to see what you all come up with this time!

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors this round - Dies R Us and A Day for Daisies.  The prizes they are offering our randomly selected winner are listed below - please check out their shops for all sorts of goodies!


$12 Gift Voucher




$10 Gift Voucher

My card for this challenge uses digi stamp Christmas Bulbs from our sponsor A Day for Daisies and Spellbinders dies which can be purchased from Dies R Us!


I colored the image using the Ranger Distress Ink in Tea Dye and a watercolor brush and then added some bling!  Paper is scrap from my stash.

Now it's your turn!  Create a card with ANY theme and pop it on your blog, then link up with us at Creative Card Crew for your chance to win our fab prizes!

Still need more inspiration?  Check out the blogs of my fellow DT members over at Creative Card Crew!

Good Luck!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Winter Freebie!

Sorry I've been remiss in doing these this past year - trying to get back into the swing of things!  I have a free digital quick page for you today from MyMemories.

For those of you who are new to digital scrapbooking and don't already own software, MyMemories Suite is the best thing out there!  It's so easy to use and there are literally thousands of kits available - PLUS, you can use any digital image or kit that you own with this software.  I just love how easy it is to create both simple and complex cards, scrapbook pages and other cool stuff!  If you're interested, you can download a trial version of the software here.  If you decide to purchase your own copy use my special code for a special discount!

STMMMS88084 


This week's freebie is a quickpage - literally open the page and plop your image in and you're good to go!



Well it's cold in Minnesota! (yea, it's winter) This fall I ordered Riley a custom-made coat to help keep him warm when we are out for our walks.  He's such a good sport - doesn't even fuss when I put his boots on!

To get your free kit, click here!  Hurry though, the offer is only good until December 14th!