Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Let's Layer!! Magical Monday!!

I almost did not make this weeks challenge!!
I am still a bit slow and yesterday was my first day back at work!!
Torture to sit at that desk all day. My knee swelled to 3 times its size. Not very happy.
Hopefully my therapist will help me with this as I feel like I set myself back a good 2 weeks in my therapy.

Okay, sorry, enough saga and drama, on to this week's Magical Monday Challenge.
Layers, layers and more layers.
How many can you add??
I decided to paper piece my Digi Stamp for the layer effect.

I used Golf Outing Cupcake for my card
and used some Masculine paper from Close To My Heart.
I didn't go all crazy with embellishments as I wanted all my
paper piecing to stand out.

Remember, if you use a Paper Cupcakes Image, your entry is put in times 2. You aren't required to use their image, but it is always a bonus .......
Share your link at the challenge blog:
Good Luck!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Time!! Challenge # 38 @ Daisy Doodles

This weeks challenge at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges  is " Summer " in honor of the New Moon!!
And there is a special sponsor this time too!!

Clare!! She is also a Designer with Daisy Doodles.
Check out her store~Thread-Bare
she is giving away a set of 5 Provomarkers!!
so make sure you link back your creation for a chance to win.

Here is my creation for the challenge:

the idea for my card is from:
I often go and CASE their cards, always elegantly done.
Little close up of the deets!!
The image I used is from:
Summer Fun found at Daisy Doodles Digi Store.
I used a saying stamp from Close To My Heart to make a background and as the main saying of the card!
The little bit of pattern paper that I used is also from Close To My Heart.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Be A Diva!! show us your Pastels =0)

The challenge for Divas By Design is Pastels!!
Show us your creations using Pastel Colors. 
I have to say this was a challenge for me!! I am not particular to Pastels. But, I am pretty pleased with how my
card turned out and hope you enjoy it also.

The image I used is from Daisy Doodles Digital Stamp store from her Summer Fun Stamp set!  I LOVE this set, especially the flip flop!!
So many images and so much you can do for all those Summer time events.

Our sponsor for this Challenge is : 

Now on to my project!!


paper is from Close To My Heart! Punches, Martha Stewart and Fiskars, and "Chillin" stamp and ink from Close To My Heart.

The challenges I have entered this into are as follows:
The Sweet Stop: Sketch SSS116
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle: ....cream, brown + 1 other color.
Totally Gorjuss: Challenge #88, Summertime
Wee Memories: Challenge #61
One Stop Craft: Challenge #139 Summer
Little Claire's: Challenge #10 Pink & Brown
Crazy for Challenges: Challenge #C4C95 Summer Themed

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Magical Monday~Birthdays!!!!

Who doesn't love to celebrate Birthdays? There's cake, ice cream, cupcakes......all kinds of sweets & treats!!!!

This weeks Magical Monday challenge is birthday related, anything to do with Birthdays!!!

For my card, I was inspired by a card I saw in a little insert of card ideas from Better Homes & Gardens. Of coarse, there's looks a lot better than mine, but none the less : )

I used Dogwood Cupcake from Paper Cupcakes yummy store!!

I used the Birthday embossing folder from Cuttlebug!! I have always wanted to get it, but really didn't think I would use it a lot. Well, I knew I wanted to dry emboss the entire background of this card, as that is how they did it in the brochure I looked at. So, since the theme was Birthdays, I took advantage and had an excuse to purchase the folder, OH DARN!! HA!

The strip of paper is from Close To My Heart. Perfect colors for what I wanted for the cupcake. 

Simple, but pretty =0)

Now you create a Birthday card or project an d link back to the Challenge Blog for your chance to win an adorable image from Paper Cupcakes!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Little MIA......lately....

If you have noticed, or even if you haven't, LOL, I have been a little MIA for the past week or so. 
A week ago today, I had Partial Knee Replacement surgery.
Today is the first day I have felt like even looking at my computer. 
Recovery is going well, but it is SLOW. And I know it is going to be a long process. BUT, I am feeling a little better today for the first time since surgery.
I got home Thursday afternoon after being in the hospital for 2 nights. 
My Hubby has been absolutely wonderful and stayed with me the entire day, even feel asleep in my room, (we both snoozed for a while) then went home to take care of the kiddos. 
Anyway, enough about all that, I just wanted to explain where I have been and that I will probably take another week before I feel like venturing into my craft room (it is down 2 flights of steps, OYE)
Thanks for stopping by!!

Little Dreamer.....

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