August 19, 2013

Paper Nest Dolls 'Shaped Card' Challenge

Hello my friends!  It's time for another Paper Nest Dolls challenge.  The theme for PNDC #11 is 'Shaped Card' Challenges - creating cards that are NOT square or rectangular.  The challenge begins today, 8/19 and ends on Friday 8/30.  
What's a challenge without prizes  - there are 4 winners in total for each challenge - 3 winners chosen by our design team and these winners get one free PND digi of their choice - and 1 randomly chosen winner who will receive this awesome prize package  

The image I chose for this challenge is called 'Ladybug Emma' and what better shaped card then to actually make it look like a ladybug.  So here is the card when it's closed.  Gotta love red and black right?  Pretty easy to make, cut out one 6x6 circle in black and one in red.  Cut the red one in half and attach to the black one at the top with a couple of brads.

When you open up the little wings who should appear but lovely little Emma.  She's colored with COPIC markers (see list at bottom of post).  She's cut with Spellbinders Label 18 die.  The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up stamp and die cut called 'Itty Bitty Banners'.
Here's a close up of Emma all colored in...note her little antennae sparkle with Stickles

Please click this link  PND Challenge to enter this challenge.  Here are a few housekeeping items you should know when playing along:
  • You are not required to use a PND stamp in order to participate
  • Any type of project can be submitted, it doesn't have to be a card
  • Winners will be announced at the start of the next new challenge

Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair:  Y21, Y28, YR21, YR24
Ladybug dress/wings: R24, R27, R29, R59
Grass:  G14, G16
Flowers:  V06, V09
Shoes;  C3, C5, C7, C9
Headband: C9

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!  I look forward to seeing what you create!!



August 14, 2013

Crafty Chicks 'Vacation' August Blog Hop

We're back!!  It's August and the Crafty Chicks have another blog hop for you!  The theme this month is Vacation/Travel.

As a reminder, the Crafty Chicks are a group of 9 (8 for this month) very talented designers joining together to showcase some fabulous projects and hopefully provide you with inspiration to create projects of your own.  

Every month Crafty Chick's Blog Hop will have a different theme, and offer a prize to one lucky winner.  In order to be eligible to win this prize we're asking that you leave some blog love (via comment) on each of our blogs.  That's it, easy peasy right?  Once you've left a comment on all the blogs, click 'Did It' on Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.  

The prize this month is a $30 gift card from Linnie Bloom Designs. Check out her site Linne Bloom Design      You can follow her on Pinterest too.  HERE
Elizabeth starts off our blog hop, you can check out Elizabeth's blog HERE if you want to start at the beginning of if you get lost along the way.  

The blog hop runs for one week so you have until the end of day August 21st (midnight) to comment on all the blog stops; the winner will be announced on Thursday, August 22nd on Elizabeth's blog HERE  We will also contact the winner, so make sure we have your contact information when you enter.  Winner will have one week to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen. 

You should have come to me from Nicole's blog   HERE

Since the theme this month is vacation I decided to show a few of my scrapbook pages from my Disney trip a few years ago.  I love the cover page for the scrapbook.  I used the Cricut cartridge 'Mickey and Friends' and put together a bunch of the characters.  I think it's so cute.
I took so many pictures during that trip that trying to pare down all the photos was a difficult task.  I ended up with TWO albums!  And here are a few more pictures from my trip.  We went to the Magic Kingdom at the beginning of the week and then went back 4 days later and they had changed EVERYTHING in the park over to fall decorations.  I LOVE Fall.
I thought this was a cute idea for a one of the stores there was a WALL of Mickey's so I had to take a picture.
When I left Florida in 1999, Animal Kingdom wasn't open.  So this was my first visit to AK....I loved it.  This is a close up of a part of the Tree of Life.  A-MA-ZING!

From here, the next amazing designer in the hop is Jessica and you can find her blog  HERE

If you're having a good time with this blog hop make sure to follow us on our blogs, Facebook, or any other social media the designers have set up.  Also, please feel free to share with your friends.

Thank you for joining us for August's Crafty Chicks blog hop!


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