Monday, March 28, 2011

Challenge #58 and WINNER!!!

Morning everyone! I hope all of you have enjoyed your weekend. We had a fabulous weekend here. We are back in the States finally have been visiting family we haven't seen in 4 years. It's been tiring but tiring in a good way!!!

First thing this morning, let's get right to our winner for February. The winner will be winning a prize from:



Please shoot Melanie an email so you can claim your prize!

Welcome back our sponsor for the the month:

Challenge #58~Sketch + buttons

Here is your sketch for this week and don't forget to add some buttons!

We have a Guest Designer with us today, be sure to check our her blog and leave her some love.

This totally makes me more than ready for spring. Love that DP!
Softpecil image used.

Here is what our DT came up with:

Wow...what a great action that border!

Stunning....what great buttons and embossing!
Softpencil image used.

This is such a light pretty spring card!

oh my goodness....this is some fantastic coloring. I'm in awe over this. And the colors....FAB!!!

Okay ladies...that's it from me this week...I think I'm going to take a nap...I know it's only 9:30am jet lag is still getting me! Dang my brain is dragging...I had to go in and edit 3 times now because I keep leaving stuff out.'s going to be a long day!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Challenge #57~Inspiration

Morning everyone! I'm still pretty tired today so if I make some mistakes...please forgive me! I have been having a horrible time sleeping lately and I'm dragging a bit this's now noon here in Germany.

So...we are still being sponsored by the wonderful:

I'm sure Elizabeth is super busy since she just opened her new website selling all kinds of new'll surely want to take a look softpencil studios
Don't forget about her wonderful images gotta love a little bit of Michu and Ratiny and their friend Amy!!

Challenge #57

I have a photo here for you all to look at! If you are anything like me you live for summer. I honestly LIVE for SUMMER! And if I could afford it, I'd live in a house on the beach. I have been in Germany for 4 1/2 years and have not seen the beach in that many years and let me just's KILLING ME!!! We finally are leaving and making our way to N.C. and my first trip is going to be to my 2nd favorite beach...Myrtle Beach!!! Sooooo....this photo is suppose to inspire you! Showe me how it inspires you....the colors, the scene, the thoughts of laying on a tropical beach....however it inspires you let me see it through your creation!!!

Now on to how this photo inspired our DT:

I love this totally reminds me of the beautiful waves at the beach.
Softpecil image was used.

Kelly:'s pretty easy to see the inspiration here...I just love that map all colored in! And we can't miss little Riley sitting off to the side of the card ;-)

Okay, I don't like to claim favorites but I can't help it today..........look at this lush paper and colors....ahhhhh....I swear I'm sitting at the beach looking out at that clear blue water right now. I mean the image itself has nothing to do with the picture but that's fine this is why I say you can let the picture inspire you in any way....for this one I can see it's the colors that inspired's those colors and that'm in love!

Okay, this is a really adorable image and I loe that circle die cut and those colors go great for this challenge.

Isn't that flower soooo pretty?! And that pretty green paper and the glittery it!

Such a tropical look to this...I feel like I'm in Hawaii when I look at this card. Even the DP reminds me of that.

Don't you just love to see how one picture can be "seen" by 6 different people?! I can't wait to see what all of you come up with!
Have a great week and no matter where you are...let this picture take you some place warm...even just for a few minutes!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Challenge #56~Monocromatic

So here we are, another Monday morning! They just keep coming back huh!! LOL! I hope you all had a good weekend. Did anyone celebrate St. Patty's Day early? I know their were parades and such taking place all over the country this past weekend. Did anyone have too much green beer?!!!!

St. Patrick's Day Pictures, Images and Photos

Let's welcome back our wonderful sponsor:
Here new shop has just opened offering a range of merchandise for sale along with her amazing images so be sure to drop by and take a look.

Our challenge this week:


We have another wonderful Guest DT with us this week:
Please be sure you drop by her blog and leave her some love!!!

Dee....what a great layout and pretty!

The rest of our fab DT team:'t this just the cutest. I think someone is ready to celebrate St. Patty's day!!! Amazing coloring!

Georgia: this is just toooo cute...I just love that die cut (I'm thinking it might be a nestie). A softpencil image was used. the coloring and the flower behind it. Even though it's a flower it really does look like a clover. Softpencil image used.

Moira....someone loves their new puppy!!!! What a fantastic layout and I just love all that distressing!

Thank you for joining us this wee!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Challenge #55~Sketch

Goodness....I'm sooooo sorry this is late today! Our internet went out at about 8pm last night and just now came back up! It's a shame that I go crazy with no internet for 12 hours...the internet has become a vital part of my life!!

BUT...I'm here now and I'm ready to give you all your challenge for the week.

We have a new sponsor for the month!!!

You know....softpencil was my very first DT team! I am so thankful to Elizabeth for seeing something in me and giving me my start in the digtal world. Elizabeth and her team are amazing!
She has been working very hard on a new website that will be up and running....March 8th....tomorrow! So be sure to stop by and check out her stuff. She has a new line coming out and will be offering you to purching her new line in T-shirt form, stickers, baby items, posters, and an array of other things. Here is the site that will be up tomorrow
Also be sure to check out her store and purchase a few of her totally adorable images. She has a really great line and has a new set of Easter digis out!
Softpencil will be offering the winner a 10.00 gift voucher to be used in her store!!! So be sure to play along with us all month long for more chances to win the prize!!!

Okay...on to the challenge of the week:


Fabulous right? Our very own Crystal put this together for us to use this week!!!

On to the DT:

We have a guest DT with us this week. Please show some love for Karen.
We are very lucky to have Karen join us this week. She came up with a fantastic card using the sketch and has also used one of the Softpencil images! AND.....she did all this on short notice (due to my flub).

Love that embossing and her paper piecing!

Love that DP and such a cutie pie image!

Love this color combo and another toooo cute image!!

Don't you just love those butterflies....fantastic colors and image!

Wow...these colors are soooo cute together and she used a Softpencil image.

What great embossing and adorable image. Great colors for a boy birthday!

Well....she certainly did great with her sketch huh!!!! The coloring on that image is stunning!!!