Monday, April 30, 2012

DDC #9 "Thinking of You" Challenge

Welcome to another Digi Darla Challenge. 

This weeks challenge is "Thinking About You" and we are being sponsored by Floppy Latte Designs! Winner will receive a $10.00 USD Gift Voucher to their store!!

Here's a note from Jesscia at FLoppy Latte Designs. :
Hi From Floppy Latte’s Digital Designs. FLDD is a digital graphics shop supplying the digi and hybrid crafter with digital stamps, digital papers, and digital die cut files. Floppy Latte’s is your one stop source for all types of digi stamps for those great handcrafted cards and other projects. Started in 2010 by happy accident, FLDD has grown to over 400 images,a customer rewards program, an active blog with weekly freebie, weekly newsletter and challenge sponsor. Floppy Latte’s strives to be your go-to source for images at at great prices! Please take a moment and visit me at Floppy Latte’s Digital Designs or drop me an email at with your questions, comments, image requests, or just to say hi! I am proud to sponsor challenge blogs such as this one and hope that you enjoy the images!
Now you must use a Digi Darla or Floppy Latte image. 
Here is my card using Floppy Latte Designs' Jack in the Box. 

I used some paper from my stash.  The butterflies are stickers, from Michael's.  I added Yellow Stickles to the hat and Yellow and Christmas Red Stickles to the front of the box.  The "Thinking of You" I cut on my Cricut using Sure Cuts A Lot. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see your project at Digi Darla's. 
Hugs, love and prayers.

Monday, April 23, 2012

DDC #8 - "Anything Goes" Sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

Hello everyone!! Welcome to a new Digi Darla challenge!! We are going weekly now!!! Thank you all for joining us last week and for your support for the children's mission. Your TOP 3 for DDC #7 is on the left sidebar! Congrats ladies!! You can grab your badge from "Our Badges" page! We have a super fun challenge this week!! It's "ANYTHING GOES" week!!! And guess what!! We are being sponsored by "BUGABOO"!!!
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay
As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

That means for this challenge you can choose to use either a Digi Darla image OR Bugaboo image!!
Bugagoo Stamps is going to be our sponsor this week and
they are giving away a prize pack to one winner.

Bugaboo was kind enough to allow the DT to choose an image of their choice to showcase this week and we want to send out a HUGE thank you!! So on that note, here's some awesome inspiration from the DT as well as 2 super cute cards from 2 of Bugaboo's DT!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Very Special Benefit Hop

Hello and welcome to our very special "Benefit" hop!! If you've arrived here from Beckie, you're on the right track. If you're just stopping by, why not start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing!! This week we're hosting a special hop to showcase 2 stamp bundles from Digi Darla Designs with all proceeds benefiting the children in Nicaragua. You can read Kim's story HERE if you like. "BUNDLE 1" is 5 stamps w/3 bonus sentiments for $7 and "BUNDLE 2" is 'DT Favorites' and includes 10 images for $12. As you visit each DT member, you'll see all the stamps that are included in these bundles. Our hop will end at Digi Darla Designs where, if you wish, you can make your donation and choose which bundle you would love to have! You may even want both!! Each DT member will choose a winning comment by to receive a free stamp and for those of you that purchase a bundle – as a HUGE thank you for your support, you will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate for Digi Darla Designs!!! So come on out and hop along with us. You have till next Saturday, April 28th at 12pm EST to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 29th!!! Remember to leave comments along the way!
For my project, I'm showcasing Birthday 1 from Bundle #1 as well as one of my favorite images, Sonbonnet Seamstress from Bundle #2

Next stop is the super talented, Dawn!! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking part in our "Benefit" hop!

In case you get lost along the way, here's your hop list!

Thanks for stopping by. 
Hugs, love and prayers

Friday, April 20, 2012

CDAC's Inchies Swap

Inchies Swap

Inchies are little works of art.  One inch square.  Well this Inchie Swap had a twist.  We make 3" x 3" digital images, colored them, and then cut them into 1" squares...making them puzzles.  Here is the image I used and it all cut up.  Sorry I don't recall who's image it is. 

Hugs, Love and Prayers

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Blog

As I mentioned last week, I haven't been in the craft room much.  I have been crocheting.  You can see what I have created HERE

Hugs, love and prayers

ATC World's Flower ATC Swap

Flower ATC Swap

ATC World is a Yahoo Group and I love it.  This swap is flowers.  I cut these flowers on my Cricut.  I sprayed the whole thing Spring Rain Glimmer Mist and added a butterfly from Pizza Aplenty. 

I love ATCs. 

Hugs, love and prayers. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

"Susanna Shopper" Benefit Mission

Digi Darla's
"Susana Shopper"
Benefit Mission

Kim, Digi Darla owner and artist, and her husband recently returned from a Missions Trip to Nicaragua.  Kim found even though she was home, she still wanted to help the children of Nicaragua.  She has drawn "Susanna Shopper" and is selling her $1, with 100% of the purchase to be donored to the children of Nicaragua. 

Just a still have time to get in on Digi Darla's Festive Flowers Challenge.  And in honor of Kim's mission and Festive Flowers, here is my card...

The Marigold were cut on my Cricut.  Petals were sprayed with Marigold Glimmer Mist and the leaves with Monster Mash Glimmer Mist.  (Glimmer Mist is my new favorite).  The resin flowers in the corner are from Pizzazz Aplenty.  

You have till Saturday to get in on the Festive Flowers Challenge.  Come Monday we go weekly with our challenges.  :)
Hugs, love and prayers

Friday, April 13, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge

Bears, bears and more bears.  CDAC's Progressive Challenge #15 is all about them bears.  Here's how this Progressive Challenge works.  Make a project from the current set of images, link your blog posting with that project to the challenge page and you will be sent the next set of images FREE.  If you don't have the current set of images, you can purchase them for $1.  Where can you get a deal like that? 

I used TLC Creation's Flower Bear.  Added some heart buttons and red rhinestones to the upper corners. 

Hope to see your creations.
Hugs, love and prayers

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Why haven't I been in the craft room?

I was asked this morning why haven't been posting a lot of creations?  Well I haven't spent much time in the craft room.  Why?  Well with a granddaughter on the way, I have been crocheting.  My son, TJ, will be having a daughter in June.  Now this is something I haven't done in.  I did one sweater and it might have fit a small premie.  I thought dear Lord, what have I done.  After speaking to a couple of others, the pattern is by design small.  I thought thank goodness it wasn't me. 

So I found a new pattern...for a 6 month old baby.  Within a couple of days, I should have it done and will share pictures. 

I still have to make a newborn sweater and found some really GREAT sites with free patterns. 

My daughter, Kelly, called me the other night and said mom remember how you use to crochet baby blankets and sweaters?  Well her other half brother, Joe, will be having a daughter in August.  So it was "mom, can you please make something for Joe's baby, too?" 

So Grammy will be spending a lot of time crocheting.  :)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Digi Darla's Festive Flowers Challenge

It's time for a new Digi Darla's Challenge.  Festive Flowers!! 

Before I get into this week's challenge, there are a few things to do first.

This past challenge we added a prize.  If you submitted a project to the Busting with Buttons, and commented on any DT's posting for that challenge, you were eligible to win the image that DT member used.  I had 6 of the entries comment on my blog. 

#5 is Yoshira aka Cricutalltime.  Please email me and I will send you the image.  (not sure why the link doesn't work...try this

We have some new things happening here at Digi Darla's.  First, Dawn is now our Sponsor coordinator and she has lined up some great sponsors for us.  Plus this is our last bi-weekly challenge.  On April 23, 2012, we will be doing weekly challenges. 

With Digi Darla challenges you MUST use a Digi Darla image.  Don't have one?  Be sure to check out the freebies found on the sidebar of the challenge page. 

This challenge is sponsored by Robyn's Fetish

I have used Robyn's Fetish's Primitive Pitcher.  I cut the flowers on my Cricut and I made use of my Glimmer Mist.  The marigolds have Candy Corn Glimmer Mist.  The leaves have Bubble Light Green Glimmer Mist.  And the red flower has True Blood Glimmer Mist.  Then I sprayed Spring Rain Glimmer Mist on them all.  I added some rhinestones flowers to 3 corners and some rhinestones to the middle of the flowers. 

I will be back later in the week with a Digi Darla image and Festive Flowers. 

Hugs, love and prayers

Friday, April 6, 2012

CDAC's St Patty's Day and Easter ATC and Stick Pin Swap

St Patty's Day and Easter
ATC and Stick Pin Swap

That was a mouth full, but very fun.  I had forgotten I had taken pictures before sending them out and since they are back, I thought I would share. 

Usually I make holders for the stick pins but since I used ribbon on the cards, I just tucked the stick pin into the ribbon. 

Hugs, love and prayers

Thursday, April 5, 2012

ATC World Alphabet Swap

Alphabet Swap
A and B

I am hosting an ATC swap at ATC World, a Yahoo Group.  This will be a 13 month swap.  We are creating 3 ATCs for 2 letters a month.  This month was A and B.  Now that they are all sent back out, I can share  the ones I made with ya'll. 

Sorry it isn't a better picture.  I need to re-do my photo box. 
With A, I kinda let the paper be the focal point.  With B, I used a Digi Darla image.  The apple has been sprayed with Pearl Glimmer Mist.  The words on A have Diamond Stickles.  The words on B are done in True Blue Stickles and the cloud is done in Frosted Lace Stickles.  I used my new corner punch on B and really wish I had done it on A, too.  Oh well what's done is done.  :)  Corner embellishments are from Pizzazz Aplenty

Check back next month for C and D.

Hugs, love and prayers

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Stickle Shelves

Finally able to post this picture of the Stickle Shelves Larry built for me.  I have every color of the regular Stickles...all 42, thanks to a Stickles Club at Cutters Creek.  Plus one Distressed Stickles. 

Larry did much better than I thought he would and I am proud to show this off. 

To the left of the Stickles Shelves is the ribbon shelves he built me and to the right are embellishment boxes...almost time for another one.  :) 

Hugs, love and prayers