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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

FBW #182 - "Enjoying The Journey"

Hello friends!! It's Wednesday, which means time to Flutter with a new challenge at Flutter By Wednesday!! Danni is asking us to follow a recipe this week:
  • color blue
  • lace
  • 3 or more flowers
  • at least one butterfly
So I decided this was a great challenge to showcase one of my butterfly photo's from Florida!! I love how it turned out. This is completely digital and all done using My Memories Suite V3 - if you're interested, you can check it out and be sure to use the code at the top of my page to save $10 AND get $10 to spend in store!!! Have a great day!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Earn 3 FREE Digi's & A DT Call At Digi Darla's!

Hey friends!! Digi Darla's looking for some fresh new faces and holding a DT call from now till January 5th! Check out all the details right HERE!! In the meantime, want to earn 3 FREE Christmas digi's? Check these out!!!

Are these not the cutest??? Earn 3 free digi's from this choice of 6 just by posting about our DT call on your blog!! Be sure to come back to Digi Darla's and leave a comment that you did just that so we can get your free digi's of choice out to you!! While you're there, why not try out???

LMCB #66 - Color Me Happy & Another Giveaway!

Before I get to my post ...

HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY JERE!!! Now the fun begins!!! 

Good morning!! We have a new challenge at Lasting Memories this week and another giveaway too!!! We have a color challenge this week and this is what I came up with for mine. I am loving this digital software because it actually said "Happy Birthday" on it and I changed it to "Sisters". Can you imagine doing that with traditional?? Nope!! This is a pic from Saturday night at my sister and her hubby's 30th birthday party. She won't turn 30 till close to Christmas - but they wanted to celebrate together and Dec is just SO busy!!

So, this is our color inspiration

And this is what I came up with!!

So now it's your turn to hop over to LMCB and show us what your layout and don't forget to link up before Sat Dec 3 at 9pm EST for a chance at this week's giveaway!!!

Challenges Entered:

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Lasting Memories Reminder!!!!!

Just a reminder, today's the last day to get in on this week's giveaway!!!


Hurry and join the fun for a chance to win this giveaway!! 
You have till tonight at 9pm EST!! HURRY!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Give Thanks For The Little Things

This WON PLG #7!!! Thanks so much!!!

In case you missed my post from earlier, I wanted to take a moment and wish all my US friends a safe and happy Thanksgiving!! Be sure to have some turkey for me too!!

There's a new challenge at PLG and they are asking us to use this Inspirational Photo and wanted us to tell them what we see in this photo ..

I saw the colors, fall and being thankful - so this is the layout I came up with using my My Memories Suite V3. Back in Oct, my daughter and I took my niece over to visit my Aunt for a girl's wknd and while they were off bootin' around in the golf cart, I took Mugsy for a walk and couldn't resist this photo opp. He was so darn cute truckin' away through the leaves, made me laugh. He's a sweetheart and her very best friend!! Hope you like it as much as I do!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Just Beachy

First off .. a very Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends. May you have a day filled with family, happiness and good food!!

Just a reminder .. there's a GREAT giveaway going on over at my Lasting Memories challenge blog!! Calling all scrapbookers! You still have time to enter .. challenge ends on Saturday at 9pm EST and winner announced with Sunday's new challenge!! Hurry!!!

How cool is this layout!!! On the wknd, I was showing my cousin Nancy how to use My Memories Suite and she asked me what "Custom" was in the background pages area. So we checked it out and super cool!! You make your OWN background page!! So, I got creative with this one and chose a photo of Sand Keys Beach as my background and over layed a couple photo's of ocean fun!! I LOVE this!!! I upgraded to My Memories Suite V3 and really having some fun with it. Hope you like this as much as I do!! Want your own copy? See banner above and be sure to use the code to save $10!!

I'm entering this over at MyMemories blog this week. The challenge is to do a page showing what you're thankful for. My layout shows a recent family vacation to Florida and I'm thankful we were able to get away for some much needed family time .. a time when you truly get back to family.

DT Call At DigiDarla's!

Hey all!! Do you like working with digital images?? Looking for some new inspiration or to share your inspiration with others?? DigiDarla's is currently running a DT call from now till January 5th - hurry over and check it out if you're interested!!!

Start On My Christmas Cards

Morning friends!! I had a chance to get some Christmas cards done this wknd and here's a couple that I did. We found a fun new tool too! "Sew Ribbon" tool is super fun and that's how I did this card with the ribbon through it. Cards, paper, stamps and die cut tags are all from CTMH!!!

Also, just a reminder, we have a giveaway going on over at Lasting Memories for all your scrapbookers - be sure to check it out! You have till this Saturday at 9pm EST!!

Challenges Entered:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Retreat Pictures and out little Retreat Thank You gift

Hi everyone! I wanted to share some pics from our retreat this past wknd and show you what we made the girl's for our Thank You gift. We made a little basket and filled it with 12 Christmas tags for each person. The whole thing was made using our new "CTMH Art Philosophy" cartridge. The wknd was great, but unfortunately, I woke up with a head cold on Saturday morning, so it was a little tough getting through the wknd for sure. Just starting to feel a little more human today. We surprised the girl's with a "Sundae Bar" on Saturday night for snack and as you can see, they loved it!! Alot of food, laughs and good friends. Was a great wknd and thank you all for coming!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

LMCB #65 - Inspirational Photo & A Giveaway!!

Hello!! We have an awesome challenge today at Lasting Memories!! We have THREE inspirational photo's from you to choose from. I chose this one to do a Florida layout from 2007. Yes, I am now TWO trips behind .. yikes!! This is from our first "Deep Sea Fishing" trip. Was pretty cool. Be sure to pop over to LMCB because we also have a giveaway this week AND another DT member is having giveaways ALL WEEK on her blog!! Hurry over and check it all out.

Come over and play, can't wait to see what you create!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I've Taken On A New Roll @ Digi Darla's!!!

Hello friends!! I have some exciting news to share and while you're reading (you'll see my news in there), check out the awesome stuff going on at Digi Darla's!! Come on over and check us out!!!

I can hardly hold in the excitement!
I have a LOT to share with you, but I will try and be brief!(if that is possible for me!)
First things First, though! Have you heard about the AWESOME challenge Darla has going on over at DSC?
It's a Post One Get One Free!
Yes! For Every Card Posted To The DSC Gallery Or Your Profile Using A DigiDarla Digi, You Can Email Your Request For One Free Digi!
You can then take that digi and earn a new one...for FREE!
There is NO limit, so hurry and get posting! Think of all those free digis! (You should have at least one image you can get started with.)
(You can find the details over at! Pick from hundreds of digis for your freebie in the store at .)
Now onto the other BIG News!
DSC will be adding not 1, but 2 weekly newsleters! Woohoo!
And our very own Stamping Sister, Karen has agreed to run head this project up as Editor In Chief! (Boy, she is brave!)
I know you will abolutely LOVE hearing from Karen...that girl is just ooozing with talent!
These newsletters will feature:
the upcoming challenges and events
Monthly Featured Artist
Monthly Featured Blogger (this could be YOU!)
Monthly Featured Educational Tutorial
Monthly Featured Product
DSC Challenge and contest winners
DT art
and more exciting things at DSC
We also want your input....
DSC plans to have a Calendar Of Events and a Calendar of Challenges from all over the net!
Send us your favorite Events and Challenges to share with other members!
Let us know if you know of a Dear Sister that has won a special award or has something awesome going on (like a charity event) and we will feature her,too!
Well, I know that didn't seen brief,but there are many exciting changes at DSC and we want you to be a part of it!
DigiDarla (AKA-Kim)
PS. We also have a Design Team call coming up next week!!! Wooot! You can even enter a card that you have posted in the gallery to get a free digi!
PSS!! Don't forget to check out the New Releases this week! There are some really AMAZING Christmas digis there that you MUST see! Can you believe that you can have all of them for only get the next 3 weeks of digis as well! I promise you will not be disappointed!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas Kitty!!

Good morning!! It's time for a new challenge over at Digi Darla's today! I'm a little late as I have a little problem right now - a broken printer - which is not a good thing when working with digi images!! I decided to just leave this little guy alone and do up the page around him. I saved him to my PC and then opened up My Memories Suite and uploaded him to my layout. I can't wait to get my printer though so I can color him up and add him to a Christmas card!!

Come on over to Digi Darla's and join the fun. Here's the details for this (bi)weekly challenge!!

Any card design

using Darla’s stamps.

Enter One Card — Receive One Digi Darla Digital Stamp from Darla’s store Free.
Send Darla a Request to claim your stamp and include a link to your entry in the email.
“For every card that you upload to the Photo Gallery and Your Profile on DSC that uses a DigiDarla digi, you can pick a stamp from the store for free!”

For more information on how to get your hands on one of Darla's sweet images, hop on over to Digi Darla's and check us out!! See you there!!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

LMCB #64 and a Little Photography

Hey all!! I didn't get my challenge LO up today .. but I'll get it done and up soon. We have an awesome challenge this week at Lasting Memories - we're doing hidden journaling!! Be sure to pop over and check out what the DT did!! AWESOME!! In the meantime, here's some photo's from a mini photo shoot I did today of Ashleigh. I was hired to do a photo shoot and we went early to scout the area for the shoot and I took these. I'll post the shots from the photo shoot on my photography blog once they're done. I'm pretty exfited as this was my very first paid job!!!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

LMCB #63 - We're Going Sepia and A Little Earthy!

Hello friends!! I'm a little late on this one, but getting back in the swing of things from holidays. This week at Lasting Memories, we have a fun challenge. We're going sepia and earth tones! I had a question earlier about using Earth Tones if you can't get a sepia photo - of course you can. We want to see your layouts and it's amazing how creative we can get when we don't have access to one resource or another. So, this weeks LO is a pic from our recent trip to Florida of my daughter and I. All done in digital using my MyMemories software. Hope you have a great day and get a chance to come on over and join us at LMCB! We'd love to see you!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Meet Winter from "Dolphin Tale"

Hi all! Well, we're back from our 2 week vacation in the sunny south of Florida. Hurrican Rina did mess things up a little for us - she didn't actually come in to land, but the gulf was cold (about 70* - cold to me lol) and we got a little wind/rain and low temps, but when that sun came out, man was it hot. We all came home with nice tans and relaxed. We did have a chance to get over to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to meet Winter, from Dolphin Tale, and her friends. What a lucky girl she is, not to mention the others that are there. Ashleigh and Keith have seen the movie and said it's excellent. Was a good experience for Ashleigh to see the props etc as the movie was filmed at CMA and to learn fact vs fiction as far as the movie as well. For anyone that has seen the movie, apparently they amputate Winter's tail - they actually did not. It fell off bit by bit. She's had quite a few different tales and she doesn't wear it all the time. She has learned to function very well without it and when she has it on, she has a trainer in with her the whole time helping her exercise it. Pretty cool to see. She's 6 yrs old now and doing very well!! She's like a puppy dog following her trainers around .. So, meet Winter!! You can see her tail in the one pic .. she's a very lucky gal!! Check out Winter on her WebCam! The last couple pics are of Ashleigh looking at Winter's very first tale as well as (not THE crab trap) a crab trap that was wrapped around Winter's tale. Be sure to click this image and read about Winter .. you'll be amazed. I know I was.