Thursday, August 30, 2012

DYSU Challenge #87, Back To School

Time for another fun challenge over at DYSU. This week we're challenging you to create with a school theme. So many of us are busy getting our kids settled into the new school year or getting them ready to start back soon, that this seems like a perfect time for this challenge.  Hop on over to DYSU and play along for a chance to win some great prizes from our generous sponsors.

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Can You Digi It
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Melonheadz Illustrating
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I have a high school senior this year. How in the world did that happen?! I am so proud of my boy. He has overcome many obstacles to get to this point. As I've said before, growing up with autism is not for sissies. Now if I could just get him to smile for pictures.

We have lived in our community his entire life, and as you can imagine, we know a lot of kids that will be graduating this year right along with him. So I've been making graduation cards occasionally since last spring. I should have plenty by next spring if I keep on track. That's the plan anyway and this week's challenge was perfect for me! Come on over to DYSU and join in the fun. I can't wait to see what you make!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

DYSU Challenge #86, Fantasy

It's time for a new challenge over at DYSU. Isn't the inspiration pic amazing?! Like! Hop on over to DYSU and link us to your fantasy creation.I can't wait to see what you create!

Through the Craftroom Door
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The Stamping Boutique
* Winner's Choice of 3 Digis

A Day For Daisies
* $16 Gift Certificate

I had the pleasure of using this adorable Rainy Cynthia digital image from The Stamping Boutique. There are several Fairy Cynthia images and they are all fab!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Hopping with Buttons!

This week's sponsors:
Winner's Choice of 5 Digital Stamps
$10 Gift Certificate
Winner's Choice of 5 Digital Images

Buttons, buttons, who's got the buttons? I'm pretty sure we all have buttons and most of us use them in our paper crafting quite often. So this week's DYSU challenge should be fun for one and all! Be sure to link us up to your creations over at DYSU to have a chance to win one of the wonderful prizes offered by our generous sponsors! I can't wait to see what you create!

We are combining this challenge with a blog hop in honor of our talented departing DYSU design team member Meredith. We will certainly miss her personally and creatively. Wishing you all the best Meredith!

If you've arrived here from the DYSU blog, here is a complete list of the blog hop participants. You may want to start at the beginning so you don't miss anything!

If you've arrived here from the lovely and talented Marcy's blog, welcome to the next stop along the hop! Wasn't her bright and fun card amazing?! She always has had a way with color! 

I chose to use a sewing theme for my card. I used patterned papers papers from the DCWV "Crafty" paper pack. I used a pinking edge die, some floss around the spool of thread and a cute little pun for the sentiment. Finished it off with the tiniest buttons I had in my stash and some faux stitching.

Hop on over to my favorite calligrapher, Pandy, to see the lovely button creation she has waiting for you! Pandy creates her own sentiments with her gorgeous calligraphy, which adds that beautiful something special to her creations. You will love the sentiment she created for her card! Have fun!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Hip To Be Square

I can't believe it's been 25 years since this song was released! Life sure does fly! When I saw the challenge this week over at CAS-ual Fridays was to create a square card, this song popped in my head, so I rolled with it for my card. With my luck the challenge next week will be "Inspired by a song". lol Square cards are fun to make. Hop on over to CAS-ual Fridays and join in the hip fun!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

DYSU Challenge #84, Anything With 4 Legs

Time for a fun challenge over at DYSU this week! The challenge is to create a project with a 4 legged friend. We all have, or know someone who has, a 4 legged friend. I look forward to seeing some fantastic creations this week!Come on over to DYSU, get inspired by the fun Design Team creations and link us to yours!

Birdie Brown
* Winner's Choice of 3 Digital Stamps

The Paper Shelter
* $20 Gift Certificate

Bugaboo Stamps
* Winner's Choice of 7 Digis

I had the pleasure of using the adorable Moo-Moo digital set by Birdie Brown for this week's challenge. Isn't this cow just too cute? The cow, flowers and fence are all part of the set, along with another cow image. So versatile and fun!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Let's take flight!

The challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays this week is to create a project with something you might see in the sky. I had an idea that frustrated me for hours and ended up in the trash. It sure sounded good in my head though.

I ended up grabbing this scrap of polka dot paper left on my desk from an earlier project and just rolled with it. Trust's much better than my original card. lol

Hop on over to CAS-ual Fridays and see all the amazing cards created for this challenge. There are so many terrific ideas to get your mojo going!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

DYSU Challenge #83, Polka Dots

It's time for another fun challenge over at DYSU! We want to see polka dots in your creations this week. Hop on over to DYSU and join in the fun!

Our sponsors this week-

Broken Box Stock
* A "Toodle Club Membership" and a free Toodle Birthday Calendar.  Total prize package is a $29 value.

Stamp & Create
* $25 Gift Certificate

I started out wanting to create a card using the fabulous, bold, black and white polka dot in our inspiration pic but I got distracted by a new Authentique paper pad sitting on my desk. I just love the yellows, greys, black and white color combos of these papers! The sun's rays are stamped with the  PTI Hello Sunshine set and the sentiment is from the PTI  Lovely Leaves set.

The day I made this I had spent several hours crafting with a friend. She has been helping me with some quilts I've been making this summer and I have been making cards for her in return. We don't often get to spend so much time together, but this summer has been an exception! The sentiment fit the design of the card and my feelings too. 

Come on over and see some of the other fabulous creations by the talented design team at DYSU. Then link us up to your polka dot creation!