Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mothers & Daughters Creations - BLOG ROLL FUN

Get ready because the first annual Mothers & Daughters Creations blog roll starts today!

Here's how it's going to work: beginning today and continuing each day until May 10th one of the members of the design team will host a challenge or special topic on their blog, and some of the other designers will be posting samples and their own thoughts about the challenge. We hope you will visit their blogs and play along - if you do there will be chances to win prizes each day!!

You can check the MDC BLOG each day to find out who's hosting.

Start the blog roll TODAY at Cathy's awesome blog The Seaside Rose Cottage with a challenge of layers. From Cathy's blog you will be sent to two other DT members with projects I'm sure will make you smile.

This weekend is the time to go shopping. Don't forget this Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day! And there are sales at MDC:

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Day – May 2, 2009
We are putting the entire store on sale!
Visit our web store between
12:00 AM Saturday, May 2 and 11:59PM Sunday, May 3
and receive 35% off your entire order!

Enter Product Code NSD2009 at Checkout
Gotta Hop! Happy Blog Hopping!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Blog Hop

Welcome to the QKD Royal Wednesday blog hop! In case you are new to our challenges, each week we have a new challenge and a blog hop from the talented ladies of the Royal Court. Get ready to start hopping!

This week's challenge is a color challenge: Pinks and Greens. Use any shades of the two in your creations. I hope you will come join the fun and play along!

Stop by our SNR forum for some fun. Here is my layout using an image from the upcoming new release called space girl (my title is digital).

Here's another pink and green:

Also check out THIS POST for a chance to win a little Queen Kat goodie. I will pick the winner this weekend!

Till next time!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Time To Create DT Annoucement

Lauren has announced her new My Time To Create Design Team! She had over 400 applicants for the job! WOW! Well we all know that Lauren rocks the house!

Here are the new members of the team:



These members join current members:

Dawn Easton
MacKenzie Bruckler
Maria Levine
Tamara Harder

There are lots of challenges planned and what fun it will be. I hope you will stop by each Saturday to check it out and play along!

I also have some blog candy being offered which is extended to the end of the week! Check out this post HERE for details.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My Time To Create Challenge

It's Saturday and that means a challenge from Lauren Meader. Lauren has offered a new sketch challenge every Saturday for a long time and now it's time to mix it up a bit. Now Sketch Time Saturday will be called My Time To Create. Each week will be something a little bit different, but don't worry for all you sketch maniacs there will still be a sketch challenge in the mix.

This week it's a color challenge.

Check out that awesome purse! I love purses, no joke have at least 150 bags! LOL! Of course you may not have those exact shades of the colors (I didn't) but make do with what you have that comes close at least.

For this challenge I took those colors and put them into a layout:

This is a photo from a recent visit to the zoo. I really love how it turned out and what fun to make a LO with it. I used images by Unity Stamp Co. and papers by DCWV and Bazzill.

Be sure to swing by Lauren's Blog to see what else was cooked up for this challenge and to see who Lauren picked from her recent Weekly Challenge DT call!

Till later...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hip Hop Hangover

Hip Hop Hangover

Are you hung over? Fridays are Hip Hop Hangover with the Unity gals. I have two Unity creations to share this week.

Have you checked out the Unity Place yet? If not you must. It's a cool new place in addition to SCS to hang out with the Unity Peeps. Each week the lovely Amber will post a cool new sketch to play along with. This week she had a cool and simple sketch to play with.

Here is Amber's sketch:

Here is my sample. I decided to get a little scrappy instead of making a card:

I figured it would be a good time to start wishing Unity a Happy Birthday! Next week starts their week long first birthday celebration!

Next up is for this week's Unity Addicts Challenge. We made cards from something recycled to celebrate Earth Day.

That's it for now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Queen Kat Blog Hop

Did you participate in the Queen Kat Blog Hop? It's our first Royal Wednesday Hop and I'm offering some BLOG CANDY for it! Be sure to start out at the QKD BLOG and hop on through.

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday Blog Hop

Are you ready for some Royal Wednesday fun? We have a new treat for you starting this week, the Queen Kat Royal Blog Hop. If didn't start the hop from the beginning be sure to go back and start at the Queen's Blog HERE.

This week's fun challenge is paper piecing. Paper piecing is an awesome way to accessorize your stamped images. What a awesome way to make use of all the pattern papers you have hanging around.

Here is what I came up with. I paper pieced the middle of these little froggies. This is Mr Froggie and you can win him plus a few little goodies from me. All you have to do is sign up to follow me and leave a comment. I will annouce a winner next Wednesday during the next Royal Wednesday challenge. I hope you will play along with us and this awesome QKD challenge.

I hope that you will play along with the challenge this week. Feel free to leave your links in the Queen Kat forum at SNR and play along.

Your next and last stop on the Royal Blog Hop is Kelly

Thanks for stopping by.

Till later....

Clear & Simple: Take the Challenge Eco Chic Style

What are you doing for Earth Day? Today is a special Take the Challenge edition with the Clear & Simple Design team. Our challenge was to create something by recycling something. Here is a card I made:

I cut up a paper bag I got when I purchased something at Walgreens. It worked as the perfect background against the Garden Darling stamp. I then pulled out a Bj's catalogue and punched out flowers using some cool photos of sunflowers.

You will also want to check out the awesome new sets CSS has available to preorder starting today as a special release for Earth Day. Check it out in their store here.

Come stop by our PCP forum and share you Earth Day projects.

Till later....

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mothers & Daughters Scrapbook Challenge

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a nice weekend. We had some nice weather and now today it's really cold and rainy!

Anyhow, Mondays mean another fun challenge with the Mothers & Daughters Creations Scrapbook team. The challenge this week was to use a sketch at 52 Sketches. Since the sketches are updated weekly on a Sunday and our challenge is for monday I used "last week's" sketch number 15.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I used pattern paper by Imaginisce and the cool flower in the lower left is a chip board piece by Scenic Route. That I painted with a shimmery acrylic paint.

Be sure to swing by the MDC Challenge blog and check out what the other DT members came up with.

Till later....

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Sketch Time

Saturday can only mean another My Time My Saturday Sketch by Lauren. I'm sure you are familiar with Lauren and her amazing work so get ready for some fun things coming up regarding her Saturday sketches. You will want to play along.

Here is this week's sketch:

I've been all over scrapbook pages lately and I felt inspired to make a scrapbook page using Lauren's sketch this week. Recently, I bought a new scrapbook in 8 1/2 x 11 so I thought this sketch would work well in that size.

Here is what I came up with:

I added a few "extra" elements but I just had to. I used a chipboard K (I know the mytimeness in the upper corner is not part of the sketch :-)) which I painted and put pink glitter on. I was going to spell out my daughter's name Kaitlyn but time got away. Then I decided to add some photo corners as well.

Be sure to swing by Lauren's blog and check our her awesome stuff, I'm sure her creation for this sketch will blow you away. Also be sure to swing by the rest of the Saturday Sketch Team to see what they cooked up for this week's challenge:

Dawn Easton
Kim Gasper
Kirsten Dubosque
Kristy Vernon
MacKenzie Bruckler
Tamara Harder

That's it for now.

Till later......

Friday, April 17, 2009

Unity Hip Hop Hangover and Cafe Mojo Challenge

Fridays mean Unity Hip Hop Hangover and another fun challenge with the gals at the Cafe, Cafe Mojo that is.

This week's challenge at Cafe Mojo was to use buttons in a fun way. I will admit I ran short on time but did have this cute creation in my Unity folder that uses buttons on this awesome giggle tree.

I believe this might have been a case of another card and for a challenge some time ago but it fits into this challenge quite nice. The background green is by Stampin Up and the pp is by Basic Grey. All images are Unity Stamp Co.

Be sure to swing by Cafe Mojo to see what the other DT members cooked up for this awesome and fun button challenge and we hope that you will play along.

Till Later....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps RELEASE DAY!

TODAY IS THE DAY FOR THE SPRING RELEASE AT CLEAR & SIMPLE STAMPS! Be sure to swing on by the store and check out what is new.

8 new sets available today!

Mom and Me / Dad and Me / Believe in Words III
Got Fish? / Tea Time / Summer Sentiments
BBQ Darling / Bravery Gent

Receive $1 off the Stamp of the Month

Enter discount code: 04SOTM09
offer valid thru April 30, 2009

We would love to have you join our forum at PCP, come on over for some chatting and fun challenges.

Queen Kat Royal Wedneday

Welcome to Queen Kat Royal Wednesday! Are you ready for another fun challenge with the Royal Court? This week's challenge is Fun with Circles, you must use at least 3 circles on your project.

Here is my sample:

I hope you will come and play along with us this week we can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves with circles. COME STOP BY OUR FORUM and post your circle creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps Release Week

TOMORROW April 15 is the Spring release for Clear & Simple Stamps. There are 8 new fabulous sets being released. Come swing by our forum at PCP and chat with us and don't forget to check out the CSS Blog. Here is another sneak peek of one of the sets:

Thanks for stopping by!

Till later...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Queen Kat Royal Wednesday

Wednesday means not only the middle of the week but another fun challenge for Queen Kat Royal Wednesday! For those of you stopping by for the first time, welcome. Each Wednesday I'm back for another fun challenge with he Queen Kat Design Team.

This week the challenge is a fun one. I call this challenge April Fool's. Yes I know April 1 was last week but it's still early in April for some more fooling. Here is the challenge: Create a card/ layout/project that has something of a surprise to it. For example: you can have a "secret" pocket on your layout/card or a "surprise" window or something.

Here is mine:

Here is mine showing my "surprise" door:

Be sure to swing by our forum at SNR and share your creations for this fun challenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Clear & Simple Stamps - Take the Challenge Tuesday

The first Tuesday of each month is Take the Challenge Tuesday at Clear & Simple Stamps. This month the challenge is Paper Piecing. This is a technique that I love, a great way to use all that awesome pattern paper you have. Or a great way if you don't want to color your image :-)

For my creation I stepped outside the box and did not do a card or a layout. I used Glamour Darling for door hanger and paper pieced her skirt.

Be sure to swing on by the gals on the DT to see what they cooked up for this fun challenge:

Nancy Beauchamp
Lori Tecler

Beth Matson
Nicole Ritts
Clear & Simple Stamps blog

CSS Guest Designers this month the talented:

Kim Howard

Lynette Neus

Come on by to the Clear & Simple Stamps in the Paper Craft Planet forum to join in the fun. Hope to see you there.

Till later...

Mothers & Daughters Challenge and Sponsor of the Month

Mondays are always scrapbooking challenge day with the scrapbook design team at Mothers & Daughters Creations. MDC is also the sponsor of the month over at Cafe Mojo. Have you check out this awesome new challenge site? C'mon what are you waiting for?

Every Monday Cafe Mojo features the current month's sponsor and a sponsor challenge on the 15th of the month. Every Friday is also a fun challenge many times with prizes offered as well. Then stop by the last Tuesday of every month for my Book of Me challenge.

Here is this week's MDC scrapbook team challenge which was to make a Easter/Springtime basket.

Do you like Blog Candy? My friend Nikki is offering some awesome blog candy so HOP on by to her blog and sign up now.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Saturday Sketch Time!

It's Saturday and another awesome sketch from Miss Lauren. Here is this week's sketch.

Here is what I came up with. I used the Holiday Defined set by Clear & Simple Stamps.

I really loved how this one turned out. Unfortunately the weather was bad here today so I could not get a nice photo outside. The flowers in used are Prima Flowers. I have to say I am so loving my Primas I got a while ago. I got a big bucket of them for 1/2 price when a local scrapbook store went out of business.

I hope you will play along with Lauren and her awesome sketch. Be sure to swing by the rest of her Sketch DT to see what everyone else came up with.

Dawn Easton
Kim Gasper
Kirsten Dubosque
Kristy Vernon
MacKenzie Bruckler
Tamara Harder

That's it for now.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Unity Hip Hop Hangover

Hip Hop Hangover

Are you hung over? Not that way but do you have a Unity's Hip Hop Hangover? I didn't get much of a chance to hop yesterday but of course did check in. Did you see the awesome new "bundles" released! I am definitely getting one if not both, I of course have a boy and girl. But I'm thinking of getting the girl one with the cute train single. We'll see...

Anyhow, this is something I created for our Unity Addicts Challenge this past week. It was my turn to pick and I decided to pick an inspiration challenge. We used the big blog hop banner from last Saturday as inspiration. I ended up not using the colors but the layout. This did turn out to be a nice spring card though. I LOVE the Unity Butterflies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Clear & Simple Swap Extravagnaza

The Clear & Simple ATC swap was a blast and success. Just check out this awesome montage of what was submitted and swapped out.

Here is mine:

Keep your eyes peeled for more fun coming from Clear & Simple Stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wanna Win a CSS Stamp set?

RUN on over to PCP! They are having a super cool contest this month and Clear & Simple Stamps is sponsoring it. You can have a chance to win this awesome set by CSS to be released on April 15.

It's a cool name that super nova contest based on their baby pictures! How neat is that. Here are details from PCP:

"Match the baby with the Super Nova! Not just that... but you'll also have to guess who is missing! Yikes. Hard, I know. If you get them all right, you're entered to win this awesome new stamp set Mom & Me from Clear & Simple Stamps AND a $100 Amazon gift certificate to buy whatever other goodies you want! Clear & Simple Stamps is also giving all PCP members a $1 off using code: PCP409!"

That's it for now. Be sure to check out my previous post today HERE or below this for some CSS Sneaky Peeks!

Till later...

CSS Sneak Peeks

Get ready because the April release at Clear & Simple Stamps is gearing up to be awesome! Here a some sneak peeks:

This cute little graduation cap is from the Dipolma Gent. What a fun way to make graduation cards and gifts. How cute would this little cap be on top of a graduation gift.

Second up is a wedding layout I made. I actually scanned this wedding photo from my wedding and printed it. Didn't have digi pictures way back then (8 1/2 years ago). This is an awesome sentiment set that will compliment the existing I Do Darling.

Be sure to check out the April

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Queen Kat Release Day

Today is the day for the April release at Queen Kat Designs. Lots of fun going on today. Be sure to swing by the QKD forum at SNR.

You will also want to check out the Stimulus Sale QKD has going on:

"Spend $10 and choose a free separates stamp (up to $3.99)Spend $25 and choose a free background stamp. Spend $50 and choose ANY stamp set you want!Just put your stamp choice in the comment box at check out. Prices are before shipping.AND..... with every order received, you'll get a FREE Paper Piercing Set that included 1 square template and 1 Circle Template. Simply lay the templates on your paper and start piercing evenly spaced circles and squares! Each template has like 14 different size circles and squares!!"

Here is a sample from the new release:

Thanks for stopping by!

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