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Friday, December 27, 2013

DSC #68 - "Family Outings"

Hello! Happy Friday! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. We did and enjoying some family time as well. Lots of yummy goodies, laughs and old family movies. Love it! This week at Digitally Sweet, it's Anything Goes, sponsored by Lacy Sunshine. One winner will get to choose 3 digi's from her shop!! Here's what I created for this weeks challenge, using a pre-colored image from LSS (no longer available) as I was short on time!

Thanks for stopping by and come join us if you have the time!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Canvas Gifts

Morning! 2 more sleeps!! Amazing how much we prepare and then Christmas is just over in a flash! Anyway, I wanted to share with you the gifts I made for my nieces and my nephew :) I've discovered I love working with canvas. The best thing to use is liquid glass :) Holds very well! I've also inspired my friend Denise to try one, so can't wait to see what she comes up with! I gave these to the kids on Saturday night and they loved them!

Bella and Uncle Keith


Sunday, December 22, 2013

LM #171 - Here Comes Santa Claus!

Morning! 3 more sleeps to Christmas Day! So excited! We celebrated our Breen family Christmas gift exchange AND 3 birthdays last night and was a lot of fun. Dug out the old family movies and how amazing too see the kids (and the rest of us! LOL!) all those yrs ago. Trip down memory lane. Anyhow .. a new challenge at LM today and this is our last challenge for 2013! "Here Comes Santa Claus" is our challenge and the perfect time for me to showcase this accordian album I made. Just perfect for a pair of tiny hands to add photos and words

(remember, click on photo to enlarge)

Will you come join the fun? Our challenge will run till January 4th with a new challenge to kick off 2014 on January 5th! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

Challenges Entered:

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Suzy Bee's #8 - White Christmas

It's a "White Christmas" at Suzy Bee's this week!! Time to show off those Christmas cards and once again, we're being sponsored by Lacy Sunshine! I am showcasing Eleanor and Pickles Snow Day's Fun for you today and here's what I created ..

I decided to do a digital project with this. I colored it in PSE and then loaded up into my My Memories Suite V5 and created the card face. It's on a 6x6 page, so now I can print or I can even send as an email attachment to someone if I want to :)

So come on over and join the fun, we'll see ya there! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 20, 2013

DSC #67 - HoHoHo and a Birthday Wish

Hi everyone! Happy Friday! Before I get to this weeks challenge at DSC, I want to send a birthday shout out to my little sister
Happy Birthday, 'Peanut'! LOL! Love you to the moon and back xoxox

 Ok! Lets get to our new challenge at Digitally Sweet and we're being sponsored by Template Dreams this week. Our challenge is this cute inspirational photo .. 

And here's what I came up with using a kit from Template Dreams

If you have some time, come on over and see us, the DT will inspire you enough to join the fun! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

GDT at ScrapStuffz!!

Good morning! Guess what! I'm very honored to be a GDT at ScrapStuffz today!! Stacia was a long standing DT member at Lasting Memories with us and I'm so happy to see her doing so well with her challenge and all that she has going. So, I was asked to create based on this inspiration photo .. 

So many things to see and be inspired by so these are what I created :) I even got these stamped and sent ON TIME this yr!

We'd love to see you at ScrapStuffz .. thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Playing with Canvas

With Christmas fast approaching and a family Birthday/Christmas gathering this Saturday, I thought I had better get in gear for these homemade holiday gifts! In the summer, I celebrated my 40th birthday and we had a little get together. My nieces and nephew had more fun playing with these tortoises than you can believe and they were so happy to see something new and different - just look at Maddie's smile! So I decided to make them canvass layouts for Christmas. I even tried my "Smooch" sprays for the first time to create a colored background! Here's Maddie's .. 

And I'll be back later to show you Hayden and Bella's! Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it, especially during this busy time!

Challenges Entered:
Penny's Challenge #158 - Fav Technique and/or color (love pink and love using smooches!)

Monday, December 16, 2013

LM #170 - I'm Charmed!

Sunday marked a new challenge at Lasting Memories and in keeping with my latest "I'm running behind!" issue, I'm running behind lol but here I am, better late than never, right? Our challenge this week is to use a charm on your LO and I thought this LO was perfect for my birthday cake charm! Not to mention nice to see a summery layout on a freezing cold day! We woke up to -24*C this morning, feeling like -30*C with the wind chill! NUTS! Anyway, here's my LO .. 

And would love for you to join us if you can find the time!! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, December 13, 2013

DSC #66 - Snowmen!!!

Our Newest Sponsor

Morning everyone! Time for a new challenge at DSC! This week we're being sponsored by LunaGirl and our challenge is this Inspirational Photo ...

Who doesn't love Frosty! One of my all time favourite Christmas cartoons and I love snowmen! Here's what I created for our challenge this week, using three of LunaGirls images, a cute 6x6 wall hanging that's completely digital! So I can just print off and frame :)

Monday, December 9, 2013

LM #169 - Gingerbread House!

Morning all! I'm late, but these days, what else is new - I just can't seem to stay on top of things! Busy season! This week at Lasting Memories it's all about "Red/Green/White" so I wanted to (re)showcase this awesome LO I made back in 2011. I can't believe this was 2 yrs ago! Ash and I took a gingerbread kit to my sisters and it was my niece/nephews very first one! Was so fun! I admit, I'm cheating but I just haven't had a minute the last bit. I have set a goal this week to get in my craftroom and try to get a few LO's ahead (we'll see how that goes!! LOL) Be sure to chk out the awesome DT inspiration and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, December 6, 2013

DSC #65 - Vintage Christmas

Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful week! This week at Digitally Sweet, we're being sponsored by Digi Darla Designs! Our challenge is an inspiration photo based on a Vintage Christmas. I chose the sentiment on my project to showcase for DDD and I decided to do something a little different - I made a 2014 calendar page!

My Memories Suite came out with V5 so I dl'd that and went to town! I uploaded the actual inspiration photo as my background and then played with the opacity a little and added the calendar. Easy peasy! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

May Your Days Be ...

Merry and Bright!!

That's right! Here's one of the Christmas cards I'll be sending out this yr. They're all addressed and ready to go - can't believe I am on time!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thinking of you ...

Over at Created With Love Challenges, the theme is "Sympathy or Miss You" and it's a perfect time to showcase this card for you

This is from the CTMH "Laughing Lola" card kit, but I always had my own spin on them

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Before I get started to my day, I want to take a moment and wish all my American friends and your families and very safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

LMCB #167 - Christmas Traditions

Our challenge this week at Lasting Memories is "Christmas Traditions". Since we haven't started our Christmas decorating yet, I am showing a 'naked' layout, with photos to come. We have so many traditions in our home as I love Christmas. That and Thanksgiving are my most favourite times of the year. Now that my daughter is older, she's really getting more involved in helping me decorate the house and I love that. Over the yrs, we've aquired so many ornaments, that when I decided I wanted a 'theme' tree, we had to have TWO trees! LOL! Looks so pretty though. So stay tuned for photos to come that will fill these layouts.

I used a new CTMH kit from our "Holiday Guide" called "Sparkle and Shine". Of course I added my own twist on it. I have to say, the bling?? I do not get a long with this stuff as a rule. There's some bad words flying, sweating, red face and frustration normally involved before I let a nasty word fly and throw it in the trash! LOL!! This bling though? O M Gosh! LOVE it!!! CTMH has come up with some way to make it work without binding up and sticking on itself. I loved working with it. So here's my 2 page spread ..

So come on over to Lasting Memories and show us your Christmas Traditions. We look fwd to seeing them and thank you so much for stopping by today!

LunaGirl #15 - Retro Girls!

One of the challenges I run recently found a new sponsor and we just LOVE her work!! So, it seemed fitting to be getting myself in gear to join her challenge as well. This weeks challenge at LunaGirl is Retro Girls!

How fun!! She even has a couple freebies if you would like to join and need an image! I chose to use "Mmmmm Pie" and here's my project!

Reminds me of days gone by with both my grandparents :)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Suzy Bee's # 4 - Buttons!

Morning everyone! It's time for a new challenge over at Suzy Bee's and this week, Monica chose our theme: BUTTONS! And we're being sponsored by Robyn's Fetish! So here's what I created for our challenge this week ...

I hope you can find some time this week to come over and join us at Suzy Bee's! We'd love to see you! Thanks for stopping by and have a great wknd!

Friday, November 22, 2013

DSC #63 - Anything Goes!

It's "Anything Goes" at Digitally Sweet this week! One of my favourite challenges and we're being sponsored by 

I was a little stumped as to what I wanted to do, I wanted to try something different, yet keep it 100% digital. So, I was inspired by a fellow DT member, Sarah (you have to see what she did!!).  Here's my project using "Snowflake Quality Control" from LSS. I had her pre-colored on my desk, so I snapped a pic with my phone, emailed it to myself, edited and uploaded to my digital program. The kit is from MyMemories Suite called "Eskimo Kisses" and I colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers

So that makes my creation today 100% digital!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great wknd!