Monday, March 26, 2012

Digi Darla's Busting with Buttons Challenge

Busting with Buttons

Time for another Digi Darla's Challenge.  Busting with Buttons.  I have a pile of buttons and rarely remember to add them.  But I dusted them off and got busy with them.

First let me tell you about the challenge...and the added bonus with the challenge.  You MUST use a Digi Darla image.  Don't have a Digi Darla image, no worries.  On the challenge blog there is a link for free images, so be sure to grab one.  You have from Monday, March 26, 2012, 8 AM EST till Saturday, April 7, 2012, 9 PM EST to make a project and link it to the Challenge blog. 

The added bonus??  Each Design Team member has used a different new image.  If you enter the challenge and leave a comment on each of the DT's blogs, each DT member will draw a winner from those comments and the winner will receive the image we used. 

Ok here is the card I did for the Busting with Buttons challenge.  I used Soccer Girl 4. Talk about a cute image!!  It would make a great birthday card for a soccer girl, or a congrats card like I made.  Maybe even a card to thank the coach! I used some paper that was given to me when I first got into paper crafts.  The stack of paper was easily 10 inches high.  I shared some with Dawn, Lisa (fellow Digi Darla's DT members) and Dawn's mom.  Boy has that paper come in handy.  The buttons are from Joann's and the butterfly button is from Pizzazz Aplenty.  My stash from Pizzazz Aplenty is large.  Great embellishments, great prices. 

Now be sure to get in on this challenge and visit all the DT member's blogs for the added chance to win Digi Darla images.

Hugs, love and prayers

Thursday, March 22, 2012

CDACs Progressive Challenge

Can you believe we are doing round 14!?!?  Where has the time gone? 

The theme this round is Baskets or Bunnies...just in time for Easter.  Now let me take a moment to explain how a progressive challenge works...this on in particular.  You make a project using any of the images for the current round, link them up to the Challenge group and you will be sent a new set of images to use for the next round.  Don't have the current images?  No problem.  For $1, you can purchase the current set of images. 

I used this cute bunny from Stamping Dragon Designs.  The sentiment is my stash and I can't find who's it is...sorry.  The ribbon and eggs are from Michael's.  And the paper is digital paper from Peppermint Creative's Miss Mint Coordinated Kit Sweet Easter. 

Can't wait to see your projects.
Hugs, love and prayers

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Craft room

Slowly my craft room is getting a bit of a re-do. 

Larry is in the process of making my Stickle holder for me.  There will be 5 shelves and each shelf will hold 10 bottles.  I know there are 42 colors of regular Stickles and the plan was 6 shelves of 7, or 7 shelves of 6, or 2 shelves of 21.  BUT than I was given a bottle of Distress Stickles, making 43.  Through that idea right out the window.  So hubby said 5 shelves of 10...then I will have room for more.

The embellishment boxes will be moved and the Stickle shelves will go in their place.  The boxes will be moved to where I have hung cards and pictures. 

In addition to this, Larry is going to put a board on top of my 3 drawer cart.  I store stuff on top of it and it being plastic it bows down making it hard to close the drawers. 

And finally I am hoping to give the room a nice spring cleaning cause it is overdue.  Once everything is done and settled, I will take pictures to share with everyone. 

Hugs, love and prayers

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blog Candy Winner

Wow what a great turn out of the Spring Fling Blog Hop.  I gained 15 new followers and had 28 comments.  I want to thank everyone who stopped by. 

Time to pick the winner of Digi Darla's free image. 

Comment #17 is...

Oh wow! Your card is so cool! Hi, I am a new follower! I love the way you made it rain shamrocks on your blog! I really like your card, your coloring and the colors that you chose! Chriss
I will email you your image.  :)

Again thank you to everyone who stopped by. 
Hugs, love and prayers,

Friday, March 16, 2012

Ribbon shelf

My dear hubby made me ribbon shelves.  I had a shelf that had a dowel rod under it, but when I unrolled one ribbon, I got more then one.  Then I had to cut what I *thought* I needed.  So many times I had not much ribbon and more often than not I had not enough.  With these shelves, I can take the spool of ribbon to my work area and use what I need...not worry if I cut to much or not enough.  Now of course I need a lot more ribbon to fill all the shelves, but it's something to work towards.  :)

What do you think?  Larry did a great job.   I know it looks like it is not sitting straight but it is. 
Hugs, love and prayers

Spring Fling DT Team-Up Blog Hop

Welcome to the highly anticipated Spring Fling DT Team-Up Blog Hop!!!

The 2 super talented design teams of Made Especially 4 You and Digi Darla have teamed up to display some amazing Spring themed projects for you today.

There are also some outstanding sponsors who have graciously offered up some grand prizes.



A $20 gift certificate to Digi Darla's Digital Stamp Store.

A set of Whimsical Designs' rubber stamps..."Everyday Assortment".

3 Girl Jam

A 2-pack bundle of 3GJ crinkle ribbon.

create your own banner at!

A 5 piece set of handmade corsage pins.

A $25 gift certificate to her store Paper Piecings by Nikki. 

Now that your mouth is watering for one of these stellar prizes....take a look at my project.

Here is the card I made for The Spring Fling Hop. I used Darla's Easter Girl. Colored her with my Prismacolor pencils and made a tri-fold card.  It's been a while since I made one, but boy was it fun.  The sentiment is a freebie from
I colored the word Egg with Prismacolor pencils and used Starry Nights Stickles on the work hunt.  I thought it was the perfect sentiment for this image.


Digi Darla has not only sponsored the awesome gift certificate...but she has allowed each stop to offer the image used as blog candy. OMG! Isn't she great!
So here is how you win my blog candy...

1. Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.

2. Check back on March 20th to see whom Mr. Random Number Generator chooses as a winner. 
Now it's time to get hopping!!

Don't forget to check Made Especially 4 You or Digi Darla on March 20th to see who Mr. Random Number Generator Chooses for the Grand-Prize Winners.

Before you go....

The challenge schedule each month:

1st Week: Create a card for the theme of the month using a certain item/product
2nd Week: Create a card inspired by the provided sketch
3rd Week: Create a card using three of a certain item
4th Week: Create a card using the specified technique

  • Monday is always time for a new and exciting challenge.
  • Craft 'n Chat Thursdays will have a handy new tip for you.
  • Do You Speak Cricut Saturdays will have a new Cricut cart review in case you wanna try it before you buy it.
  • Lucky Link-up is a monthly Cricut cartridge giveaway for those who link-up with us in the current challenge. And there will be extra entries for friends that you recommend when they link-up.

  • Monday every other week starts a new 2-week challenge.
  • There is always a freebie to grab and use..since you gotta use a DD image to play.
  • There is always an awesome image to earn by linking-up. So you could get 2 digis just by playing ;0)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Digi Darla's April Showers Challenge

It's time for a new Digi Darla Challenge.  Time to think about April Showers.  There is nothing like spring time in Virginia.  It is so nice to see the world come alive. 

Now here are the details of the Challenge.  You MUST use a Digi Darla image.  If you don't have a Digi Darla image, be sure to check out the "FREEBIES" on the side bar of the challenge blog.  We use to chose the Top 3 winners. 

Now here is my card...

This is a CAS card.  Clean and simple, that is.  I used some teardrop clear rhinestones, from Pizzazz Aplenty,  down the right side.  Down the left side, I used some diasy strip from Michael's...they were on clearance.  I love them. 

Now you have till March 24th at 9 PM EST to get your project in. 

I hope to see your project!!
Hugs, Love and prayers.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

CDACs Progressive Challenge Round 13

Wow it's round 13 of Crafter's Dgital Art Center's Progreesive Challenge.  Now if you haven't heard of a Progressive Challenge, let me explain.  CDAC offers a free set of images...hurry they are free right now.  You make a project with them, link it to the Challenge page and you will get a new set of images.  Now if you are reading this after the current challenge, you can purchase the new set for $1. 

Now this round I used a Pattie Creation's image. 

I hope to see your creation.

Hugs, love and prayers

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Spring Fling DT Team-Up Hop Promotion


The super talented design teams of Made Especially 4You and DigiDarla are teaming up to bring you a hop to be remembered!
March 16th we will showcase the Spring Fling DT Team-up. There will be prizes from several different sponsors and blog candy galore!

We need you to help us spread the word. We don’t expect that your hard work should go without reward. So, here’s what is up for grabs…

2 Lucky promoters will win a $10 gift certificate to Sweet n’ Sassy Stamps. They have an awesome selection of digital stamps, rubber stamps, designer papers and twine.


There will be 1 winner from each challenge blog represented. Made Especially 4You will have 1 winner and DigiDarla will have 1 winner. You may enter at both blogs if you like.

Promotion will run from March 1 to March 14. A winner will be announced on hop day, March 16th on each of the challenge blogs listed above.

What counts as a promotion entry?


1.) Post promotion in your sidebar with link back to either Made Especially 4 You or Digi Darla Challenge Blog, and comment on the appropriate blog that you have placed it in your sidebar. +1 entry

2.) Do a blog posting promoting the hop, and comment on either Made Especially 4 You or Digi Darla’s specified post that you have blogged about this promotion. +1 entry

3. ) Share on FB, and comment on either Made Especially 4 You or Digi Darla’s specified post that you have shared about this promotion FB. +1 entry