Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Challenge Blogs first challenge

Dream Valley Challenges is issuing their 1st challenge today.  I am so proud to be a part of this design team of very talented ladies!  Be sure to go over there and check out the blog and everyone else's beautiful creations.

The challenge for this week is "Anything Goes", so get to work and create anything you want, then link it up!After this week the challenges will be every fortnight.  Melly is giving away some awesome prizes to 3 lucky participants. 

1st Prize £10 voucher for Lili of the Valley

2nd prize is Fashionista and Dude Simply Sassy set

and 3rd prize is wee Windswept Simply Sassy

And finally here is my card:

Image - The Greeting Farm
Cardstock - miscellaneous
DP - Basic Grey Skate Shop
Happy Birthday bar - Making Memories
Sentiment - unknown
Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday.  Thanks for stopping by and make sure to go check out Dream Valley Challenges.  You've got 1 week to make a new creation for the challenge and link it.  Good luck!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sneak Peek of tomorrow

Come back tomorrow for the full details...


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lucky Charm Blog Hop 3/17

Be sure to come back for a visit on March 17th for the Lucky Charm Blog Hop.   There are at least 20 participants so there will be lots of inspiration!  Our co-hosts are Giselle and Nadia.  I'm super excited as this is my first blog hop.  Should be fun!


How lucky am I

I received the Stylish Blogger award from Mel.  She is on the DT with for Dream Valley Challenges.  Thank you Mel!

The conditions of this Award are . . .

1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!
2. Share 7 random things about yourself
3. Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they've won the award.

7 random things about me...
My house seems to be in a constant state of remodel.  Most recently we have been working on the main bathroom, but it's not done yet.
I love to watch House Hunters International and watch for places to vacation and dare I say (sucking in my breath) maybe one day get to retire to. 

My DH and I are saving for the honeymoon we never had.  Fiji in 2013 our 20 year anniversary.

In just a couple of short weeks I will finally finish my bachelor's degree!  Then I will have LOTS of crafting time!

I love to go camping.

My favorite color is blue

Only a few more years and I'll be an empty nester and the age of 41, which 20 years ago seemed ancient but now it's not looking so bad :)

Now who to give it to.  Since Mel gave it to all my design teammates, I will pass it on to some ladies who are going to be participating in a blog hop that I will be in.  I didn't share with everyone as not everyone has posted their blogs yet :)

Nadia - co-host of hop
Giselle - co-host of hop

Have a great evening!


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dream Valley Challenges

The new challenge blog Dream Valley Challenges has announced its DT.  Guess who's on the team!  Lil ol' me!  I can't believe it!   This is my very 1st DT.  I'm so excited to be a part of a brand new challenge blog.  The very 1st challenge will be posted this Sunday 2/27.  Be sure to go check out the new blog.  There are 16 DT members so there will be lots of inspiration!  Can't wait to get started!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

DT Call still open

Just wanted to provide a reminder that Dream Valley Challenges is looking for DT members.  This is a brand new challenge blog that will be starting at the end of February.  Challenges will be every fortnight or 2x per month.  You need not have ever been on a design team before to be selected for this one.  Requirements are to have your own blog and be able to create 2 new projects each month!  Click on the link above to go to the post about the design team.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  My was hectic and this is the 1st time I've gotten to sit down for a minute.  No creating got done at all ):  Glad I made my Valentine's cards early!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My very first Guest Designer spot!

I am so SUPER excited to tell you that Tracy over at Craft Junkie Too asked me to be a Guest Designer this week.  The theme was "What's love got to do with it" and she wanted use to make some type of goodie/gift bag that incorporated the word love.  I made a gift bag that I can use for DD's birhtday.  She turns 15 on the 12th so I generally combine it with Valentine's Day.  The cell phone seemed fitting for a teenager.

The gift bag was purchased at Michaels.  All CS is from my stash.  I don't generally keep track of my cardstock.  The patterned paper is American Crafts.  Carts used were Paisley for the phone and Robots for the sentiment.  I used a Prima pearl for a little roller ball and used my white Souffle pen to fill in the numbers.  The ribbon that I used for the bow was Offray that I picked up at Walmart.  It was actually left over from a diaper cake I made for a co-worker.

A great big hug and thank you to Tracy for giving me this opportunity!


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl

I am the first to admit that I don't really like professional football but I do like watching the new ads and some of the half time shows are pretty good.  Can I just say that this half time show with the Black Eyed Peas, Slash and Usher rocked!  They did an awesome high energy performance.  I loved it!  I'll also tell you that commercial with the little boy playing darth vader nearly made me pee my pants.  I was in tears.  We were at the neighbors and their kids are much younger than ours.  Our kids are 17 and 15.  They have an 8 yr and twin 3 1/2 year olds.  Their 8 yr old son could have been the boy playing darth.  When he gives up on the baby doll, hangs his head and drops his shoulders in dejection he looked like just like Ray next door.  Then when the car starts and he jumps.  OMG it was the best commercial.  If you didn't see you need to go online and find it.  I believe it was for Volkswagen.  Well worth watching as was the half time show!!

Check back later this week as I am going to be a guest designer on one of my favorite blogs!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Challenge Blog

There is a new challenge blog starting and they are looking for DT members.   Dream Valley Challenges will be for all sorts of papercrafts as long as your entry follows the designated theme.  It will be open to everyone including Cricut users, stampers, scrapbookers and card makers because it is theme based.  Please check it out!  The DT call is open until Feb 20th.