Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy Birthday to You!

Happy Monday (if there is such a thing)!  Just four more days til Friday! :)

Here's another card I made with Blueprints 26 from My Favorite Things.  So easy and so cute!  The stitched rectangle is from Blueprints 24.  The puffy cloud paper is from Echo Park's I love Sunshine collection, and the stamp message and the rest of the papers are from SU.  I couldn't quite get the background blue paper to look right in the photograph, but it's more blue than green in real life (Marina Mist from SU).

I'm also linking this to Word Art Wednesday's challenge 194, which is Anything Goes / Family Friendly.  I think this card qualifies!!

Thanks for visiting, and hope you do some creating today!

Smiles,
Denise

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Keep Calm and Chat On!

Now, this is my kind of message!!  I love my iPhone and all the clever takes on the Queen's mantra, so this combo is perfect for me:
   
For this card, I used papers, inks and the "S'UP?" stamp from SU.  All the dies and the "Keep Calm" stamp are from My Favorite Things.
 

I'm linking this to MOJO Monday's sketch challenge 408, which is this:
And, I'm not forgetting Word Art Wednesday's challenge 194, Anything Goes/Family Friendly!

Thank you for clicking by.  Hope you get some time to create today!

Smiles,
Denise

Monday, July 27, 2015

Dahlia Birthday / WAW193

Today is my mother's birthday, so it's a special day indeed.  My mother is an amazing woman, so I tried to make a card worthy of her!  I hope I succeeded.
The striped paper is from Recollections at Michael's, the dies are from My  Favorite Things, and everything else is from SU

I'm also linking this to Word Art Wednesday for their weekly challenge Anything Goes/Family Friendly.

Thanks for visiting!  See you soon,
Denise

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Big Balloon Birthday!

My Favorite Things has released the most fun set of blueprint dies!  It's all about birthdays and balloons.  I made the following EASY card with it them:
For this card, I used Bazzill card stock and Echo Park I Love Sunshine DSP. 

Hope this inspires you to do some crafting today!!

Smiles,
Denise

Friday, July 17, 2015

Hello Summer!

Hi!  Hope you are well today!

Today I'm sharing with you the second layout of mine that was published in the FREE and downloadable July issue of Create Magazine:
This is what I put together for a challenge which was to use the following card sketch for anything other than a card:



It's pretty easy to convert any card sketch into a scrapbook page, so I couldn't pass the opportunity to put that picture of my son into a new layout!!

I used the following products, all digital:

Key Lime papers and elements by Bo Bunny
Title from Summer Adventure by Echo Park
Stitching from Anchors Away by Chellie’s Creations
Photo Overlay by Coffee Shop
Frame from Kitchy Digitals by Danielle Thompson


Thanks for clicking by!  Hope you get some creating in this weekend!

Smiles,
Denise

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Truth. / MOJO406

Greetings!  This week's sketch at MOJO Monday is really cute, so I thought I'd try my hand at it.  The center piece is perfect for one of the words in Stampin' Up!'s Words of Truth set (LOVE that set!).  Here's how my card came out:


This is the sketch:
All the dies I used are from My Favorite Things.  The papers, "truth." stamp, embellishment and ink are from Stampin' Up!, and the "I Miss You" stamp is from WPlus9.

Thanks for clicking by, and hope you find some time to create today!

Best,
Denise

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Exploring the Shoreline

Hi!  Were you able to find my layout with the little bird in it?  It's on pp. 149/150 of the July issue of Create.   Here it is:


The challenge was to use this fabulous color palette:

Love it!  With this challenge, I was able to stick to my most comfortable style of clean and balanced. 

Here is a list of the products I used (all digital):



Painted Wood patterned paper by Coffee Shop
Striped Paper from Beach Boardwalk by Carta Bella
Sanded Overlay, wave and title brushes by Katie Pertiet
Journaling Card from Halfway Café by Cosmo Cricket
Artisan Label Template by Creativity by Crystal
Camera element from Let’s Fly Away by Mye de Leon
Brads and spiral punch by Stampin’ Up!
Seagull element from Anchors Away by Chellie’s Creations
Banner template by Designs by Dani
Lighthouse element from Nautical by Samantha Walker
Date tab from Prism by Basic Grey


Thanks for clicking by!  See you tomorrow,
Denise

Monday, July 13, 2015

YAY!! The July Issue of CREATE is On-line!

Wow, this magazine just gets better and better!  And it's always FREE!!  Use this link to see it, and download your own copy.  Here is the cover:
I'll post my published layouts in the coming days, but here is a sneak peak of part of one:
Can you find the layout in the magazine?  Hint:  red, white and blue!

Now I know there's no excuse for lack of inspiration today!

Smiles,
Denise

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Sending You a Squeeze / WAW191

Hope you are happy today!  I am, as I got to play again with the Mason Jar Labels and coordinating dies from My Favorite Things.  So. Darn. Cute!!!  It's a bit time consuming to put the lemons together, but the results are so worth it.
I'm also linking this to Word Art Wednesday's challenge #191, which is anything goes/family friendly.  Love how that leaves the possibilities wide open.

The other dies I used are also from My Favorite Things, and all the papers are from Stampin' Up!  The ink is Staz On Opaque White. 

Thanks for visiting!  Hope you get some crafting in this weekend.

Best,
Denise

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Make Some Cards with Me!

Hi!  Would love for you to join me this Saturday, July 18 at 1:00 at Angela's Happy Stamper in Herndon, VA, to make four terrific cards!  Go to this link to sign up.  We will use, among other products, My Favorite Things' Blueprints 23.  Here are the cards we'll be making:


Hope to see you there!
Best,
Denise

Friday, July 10, 2015

Fabulous Fireworks!

Hello!  Today I'm sharing with you a digital layout I made from a couple of pictures I took this past fourth of July.  It was such a good time that I wanted to capture the memory right away!

All the elements and papers I used are from BoBunny's Anthem digital kit.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you're inspired to scrap some of your favorite memories!

Best,
Denise

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hello Baby! / WAW #191

Hello!  Happy day to you!

Everyone loves buying cute clothes for new babies, and cards for them can be just as fun.  Here's an easy one I recently put together:
All the products I used are from Stampin' Up!, except for the rectangular stitched die, which is from My Favorite Things.  I'm also posting this for Word Art Wednesday's challenge #191, which is "anything goes / family friendly".

Thanks for clicking by!!

Smiles,
Denise

Sunday, July 5, 2015

You're The Coolest!

Happy day to you, and thanks for visiting!  In case you haven't seen it, here's July's card of the month:
The inside of this card is blank, so you can adapt it to any occasion.

Have a wonderful day!
Denise

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Hi, friends!  Next to Christmas, the 4th of July is my favorite holiday.  I have wonderful memories from my childhood of watching the parade march through our town, and then going to the high school that night to watch the fireworks.  I love the BBQs and all-American activities.  I've seen 4th of July fireworks in Montclair, New Jersey, Ocean City, New Jersey, Stuttgart, Germany, New York City, New York, Washington, DC, Purcelville, Virginia, Hershey, Pennsylvania and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania!  No matter where you see them, they're always beautiful and awe-inspiring.

To celebrate the day today, I made a bunch of Stampin' Up! french fry boxes and filled them with Tootsie Rolls.  And I saw a cute cake from Betty Crocker that I tried to make.  Here's the results:


I found the little flag and spikes at Hobby Lobby.  The Tootsie Roll Midgees are from Oriental Trading.  The rest of the products are from Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your day!

Denise