Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blogger Malfunction! - Guest Designer Day at Her Craftiness

EEK!!!  Blogger malfunction!!  I had a post scheduled to go up at 6:00AM, which obviously never did! 

Today I am guest designing over at Her Craftiness while Lynne recovers from surgery.  You can see a Back to School and a Fall project over there.  Please pop over and wish Lynne a speedy recovery!

Friday, September 9, 2011

My Creative Time Throwback Thursday Challenge

It's time for another Throwback Thursday Challenge with My Creative Time.  Found HERE.  This one is a Cricut-less challenge.  Since I only got my Cricut for Christmas, this is a bit easier for me than most.  I put by brand new CTMH stamps to work.  The other requirement was to use orange, black, green and purple.  Purple was the hardest color for me to incorporate for this challenge.  All of my Halloween paper had orange, black, green and blue??   Why blue, I have no idea.

In any event . . . here is the card I am entering in this challenge.  I love Emma's stamps, and I certainly hope that this time around I win!!

The sentiment is stamped in purple ink.  The label is Nestablities Label 10 Die that I cut using my Cuttlebug.  Both the sentiment and the witch are from the August SOM from CTMH.  The witch is stamped with black perfect medium, and then brushed with Forever Violet Perfect Pearls.  It looks great in person, but the iridescent shimmer of the Perfect Pearls is beyond my photography skills at this point, so instead of looking purple it looks black.  :-( 

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

And the Winner Is . . . . selected 13:

Joydee1963 said:
Great card! Love it.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Congrats!!  You are the winner of the set of 3 handmade flowers!  I will send you an email to get your contact info.

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Susan's Anything Goes Festive Birthday Blog Hop

Happy, happy, happy birthday to Sue!!!!!!!!!

Hello and welcome to Day 2 of Susan's Anything Goes Festive Birthday Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the very talented Amy at Love To Crop.  If you just happened across this blog and want to start at the beginning, please head on over to the birthday girl's blog by clicking HERE!

Anything goes for this hop, but we all know Susan's favorite colors are purple and pink!  Hope you enjoy our hop while you stop by the various blogs as we celebrate Susan's birthday with our usual creativity and craftiness!!! So, please stop by and make sure to wish Susan a very Happy Birthday along with some bloggy love!! 

Karber Digital Images will offer blog candy to a random commenter of the blog hop :)
Jen's Digi Designs is offering a $15 gift card for liking her Face Book page and commenting on Susan's page with a winner being chosen randomly :) Link to Facebook

Please be sure to stop by Staci McD's site ( as there will be a $20 gift card to Designs on Cloud 9 to one commenter on her blog.

Some of the ladies have blog candy.  Hop along to find out which ones, and make sure to leave a comment for everyone!

Now, for my project.  Susan asked for this:

I wish I had the time to make such a cake, but alas, given the nature of blog hops and my distance from Susan, I was unable to do so!  ;-)  But, I did create this card for her!

The patterned card stock is Karen Neuburger Chesapeake Collection in Dainty Floral.  It's a few years old, but I thought the purple flowers were perfect!  The sentiment and scroll stamp are from Waltzingmouse Say it With Style.  I used Labels 10 from Nestabilities for the tag, and adhered the bling with my I-Rock.  I used purple embossing powder over the purple ink for the scroll to give it some pop.  The real pop however comes when you open the card!!

I borrowed Aurora from my 3 year old to take the picture!!  The castle is from Once Upon a Princess.  The paper for the castle is Core'dinations Whitewash Collection.    For the shadow image on the back of the card I flipped the image before cutting it, so it was on the reverse side of the paper.  I did the same thing when I cut the peaks on the castle towers.  All the edges are inked with Dusty Concord distress ink.  The windows on the castle are filled with glossy accents.  Here is a close up of the castle:

I am giving away blog candy.  Please leave a comment on this blog to be eligible to win a set of three handcrafted flowers.  I would love it if you became a follower but that is not a requirement.  However, if this blog makes it to 100 followers by 6:00PM Monday, I will give away two sets of flowers.   Make sure you leave a comment letting me know you are a new follower (or a follower already!)   I will use to pick a winner.  Results will be posted on Wednesday.  The winner will have until Friday to provide me with contact information.  International posters are eligible to win, if willing to pay postage.

Your next stop is Faith.  Here is the entire list in case you get lost along the way!

Darlene:      <---- You are here

To increase your chances to win the digital giveaways, make sure you go back to all the Day One Blogs to leave a comment.  Here is that line-up.


Happy hopping!!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday #75

Here is my project for the most recent Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Me Monday.  Found here.  The only requirement for this challenge was to use the color yellow.

 I followed the instructions for creating the flower posted by Elizabeth at 217 Creations.  Since I don't own Walk in My Garden, I used Mother's Day Bouquet.  I don't remember the sizing on the layers, but each is inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  All cardstock is scraps from my stash.  The patterned paper is K & Company: Best of Brenda Walton stack.  I cut the tag from Spellbinders Fancy Tags.  The sentiment is from My Creative Time's So Grateful For You.  Found Here.

Hope you like my card!  Just a reminder, Day 2 of Susan's Anything Goes Birthday Bash Blog Hop is Sunday, September 4, 2011.  My project will be up at 6:00AM so long as blogger cooperates!!  There is blog candy to be won!!!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Test Post

Hi all . . . this is merely a test post.  I need to make sure scheduling works for the blog hop this weekend.  I've included a photo of one of my favorite cards.  The image is from Stampin' Up, the sentiment from Purple Onion Designs.