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August 28, 2013

Check Out The Up-Coming Fun At Simon Says

Wow the line-up is amazing and the prizes will be the same I am sure! Lol. And look!! Even Mr. Tim is in the house for the month long Party!! Lol. The fun doesn't begin until September 1st, but there are some sneak peaks around the blog world. Check out Kathy's Racoosin's blog to see what she is up too and there is a give away as well. Check it out here.  Love her work. Hope to see you there!!


August 22, 2013

Clearly Digi Stamp Blog Hop Winner

Big Congrats to Marsha D. 

 My Photo Blogger Marsha said...
How cute with the googly eyes. I have this set and love it. Thanks for the idea with the eyes.
August 18, 2013 at 3:18 PM

You win the digital set called "Mr Spike" but since you already own that one please indicate which one you would like to have from, any other set that I may have used in a recent Clearly Digi stamp post. 

Thanks to everyone who played along and commented on this blog hop. All comments are truly appreciated.


August 18, 2013

Clearly Digi Stamps Blog Hop- Sorry For The Delay

I just wanted to say a big sorry to all of those who may have dropped by earlier for this Blog Hop post and found that it wasn't here. I had some problems with scheduling and had to retake a picture. So sorry for any inconveniences this may have caused anyone.  So sorry Linda. 

Well, it's the 3rd Sunday of the month, which also makes it our blog hop day! Make sure to play along for your chance to win some really amazing digi stamps. There are many to choose from. Each month we will have a theme which each Design Team member is challenged to interpret any way they like. 
August Theme

Cats VS. Dogs

And here is my take on this Challenge.

I decided to add googly eyes to this guy to help bring a smile to the recipient because everyone needs some cheering up from time to time. Lol.

Card Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Coloring Mediums: water color pencils
Stamps:  Spike The Dog/Laurie Wilson
Adhesives: ATG gun, Pop Dots
Ribbon: Baker's Twine/Maraschino

I used this amazing set called Mr.Spike by Laurie Wilson.

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Drunken Stampers - W -  Twine
Send a Smile for Kids - 2W, 2E -  (W1 of 2) Animal Cards 4 kids
Word Play Saturday - M, E4 (1 per wk) (2nd Sat)   Childhood
Art Impressions Stamps  Challenge #116 For The Cats & Dogs

There will be a prize each month!  Each DT member is showcasing a digital image, and you could win that image! There will be a winner from each participating DT member's blog.  
WINNER: The winners will be randomly chosen from comments received on DT member blogs. The winners will be announced on the CDS blog August 21st

Time To Get Hopping Friends

Let's go look and see what the other DT members did! You should have came here from Dee's Blog and if you did your on the right path. If not than start from the CDS Blog. The links are provided below. 

Remember, leave an encouraging comment and be entered to win our contest....the more comments, the more times you are entered!

 Blog Roll List:
Dana (Me)  Your Here!!
There is lots of fun to be had along this hop, so get too it!! Lol. Make sure to share some love with each designer by adding your comments. You never know, you just might win!! Now you need to visit the ever talented Linda. You will love what you see I promise. Lol. 


August 15, 2013

Clearly Digi Stamps Release Day

Just popping in with two cards that I made for this month's release over at Clearly Digi Stamps. There are two sets that really popped out at me and they were the Chalk Talk and Football both by Deedee 

And here is my first card featuring this set
Card Supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill
Journaling Pen: Sharpie
Distress Inks: Black/Stamp'n Up
 Patterned Paper: The Grade School Stack/DCWV
  Digital Stamps: Chalk Talk/Deedee Anderson
 Colouring Mediums: Watercolor markers & pencils
  Embellishments: Ribbon/unknown, Buttons
 Adhesives: ATG Gun, Pop Dots, EZ Runner

This Card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Connie Can Crop:Back To School
Dutch Dare Challenges: Back To School
Paper Pretties: School Rules
Party Time Tuesdays: Back To School

Next Up Is ....

And here is my second card featuring this great guy set!
Card Supplies
Cardstock: Recollections/Michael's
 Digital Stamps: Football/Deedee Anderson
 Colouring Mediums: watercolor markers & pencils
 Journaling Pen: Sharpie, White Correction Pen
 Embellishments: Star Stickers/Creative Memories
 Adhesives: ATG Gun, Pop Dots

Close up of layered elements.

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Creatalicious Challenges: Challenge 54/For The Boys
Southern Girls Challenge: Things Beginning With Letter F
Just For Fun Challenge: Just For Fun
Word Art Wednesday: Anything Goes

Please make sure to see what the rest of the Clearly Digi Stamp Design Team came up with. You will love the variety of ideas. Make sure to play along with the many challenges on the company blog.
There is the Calendar Challenge, our sponsored challenge over at Tuesday Morning Sketches, and there will be a Blog Hop coming up this Sunday I think. Can't wait to see what you all create.

Until next time.....
Take Care & God Bless

August 14, 2013

Tuesday Morning Sketches Sponsored By Clearly Digi Stamps

Tuesday Morning Sketches

Just wanted to pop in with a card that I made for Tuesday Morning Sketches. This time around Clearly Digi Stamps is sponsoring the prizes and I just had to play with this great sketch.  

Now for this sketch, I turned it so that the long piece of paper was on the bottom with the other two pieces on the top. I also angled these two pieces because I just could not get it to work right with placing them in an upright position. Also, using  it in this way, gives more room to add lace and embellishments. 

For this card I used the outline of this digi set by Laurie Wilson.

Now I am not much of  a romantic/vintage style kind of card maker, but I love how Clare Buswell of  Case Study Challenge blog creates her cards. They are simply stunning. I so love her work and how she pulls everything together with her wonderful photography skills. So I thought that I would give her style a try myself. Not sure that I have mastered it yet, but I am happy with how this turned out.  P.S. I just want to say that Jennifer McQuire, the gal who started it all for me, is the new muse over there this week. Check it all out here.  So here is my card. 

Card Supplies
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: All By Recollections/Cartulina
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo/Ranger
Digital Stamps: Little Strawberry/Laurie Wilson
Colouring Mediums: Watercoloring Pencils
Journaling Pen: Inkssentials 
Embellishments: Pearls/Dollarama, Ribbon/American Crafts, Lace/from a friend
Adhesives: ATG Gun, Pop Dots, EZ Runner, Glossy Accents
Embossing Folder: Seeing Spots/Cuttlebug

This card is being submitted to the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches: Challenge #211
Word Art Wednesday: Challenge #92/Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania: Anything Goes

I trust that you are all doing well and enjoying the remainder of your summer. We have been holding off on some of the summer fun due to us not feeling so great.  Not sure what virus we picked up, but I have been having a terrible headache for the past 2 weeks, with dizziness, and nausea. And it really makes you tired. ( No, I am not having a baby!! Lol.)  So therefore I haven't shared much the past little while on this blog because of  this and hope that you understand. I understand from my hubby that several folks were out with the same thing at his work. My son was also away at camp and a few days later we both started feeling sick. My hubby started feeling the same way yesterday, but says it isn't so bad today. So I am not sure which one of us brought it home, but hopefully before the week is out, we will all be back to our old-selves again. That's the bonus of being in areas with loads of people, never know what you can pick up. Lol. At least he had a blast at camp and that is what is most important to this Mama!! Lol. 

Hope that you all get the chance to play along with the Tuesday Morning Sketch Challenge this week and can't wait to see what you make. Until next time.......

Hugs & Blessings

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