16 December 2011

Pattie's Creations Design Challenge Winter Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Pattie's Creations Design Challenge Winter Fun Blog Hop!  We have a couple of sponsors PLUS some of our DT are offering a prize.  In order to qualify to win, you MUST:

1.  Join/Follow ALL blogs in this hop.
2.  Leave a comment with an e-mail so we can reach you if you're a winner.  Plus, mention that you have joined this blog.
3.  Click the Facebook button at the bottom of this post to share this hop on your FB page.  Not all of the DT have FB buttons.


One winner will receive three images winner's choice from Stef H. of Glitterbabe.
One winner will receive three images from Digi Stamps 4 Joy.
One winner will receive three images from Nina of Paper Cupcakes.
One winner will receive a prize pack of seven images or a $21 value from Bugaboo Stamps.
And finally, one winner will receive $20 worth of images from Pattie of Pattie's Creations!
You should have reached my blog from Anne.  If you didn't, please click here to start at the beginning on the challenge blog.  Here's my project:
I really like this Santa's Head image from Pattie's Creations.  It's so versatile and can be used with so many different sentiments!

It's time now for me to send you on to Charlene's blog!  Here's the full line-up, in case you get lost:
Ashley (That's me!)
Charlene (Your next stop.)

Make sure you check each blog's requirement as some DT might require additional info.

The hop will end at 1 p.m. (Central Standard Time) on Sunday, December 18, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday, December 20, sometime in the afternoon.  Our DT will have their own winners posted on their blogs!  Thanks for joining us!  Have fun!

14 December 2011

NettieG's Challenge--Let's Tag It for Christmas

I have been SOOOO incredibly swamped with semester exams and a yearbook deadline at work (along with fighting a cold AND laryngitis!) that I completely FORGOT to post the latest challenge at NettieG's Digital Gems!  OOPS!!

This will be my last challenge for NettieG's, as I have stepped down from the Design Team.  I've had a WONDERFUL time on the Design Team and have really enjoyed working with Nettie, Jen, and the rest of the Design Team members.  Unfortunately, things are getting a little crazy for me and will be even more so in the next few months, so I'm having to cut back on a few things.  Thanks to Nettie and Jen for allowing me to be a part of the team!

For the newest challenge, we'd like to see your Christmas tags using the non-traditional colors of pink, blue, and lilac as the dominant colors.  You can use neutral colors as well, but we'd like you to keep them to a minimum.  I chose to use the NettieG's image Christmas Window for my tag.
I colored the ribbon and window edges with Crayola colored pencils then used pink glitter to accent the snow on the window panes and white glitter on the wreath.  I used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder to emboss the pink background.

We'd LOVE to see what kind of tags you can create!  Be sure to get your project linked up on the NettieG's Digital Gems Challenge blog by December 26.  NettieG's is also looking for new Design Team members; if you're interested, please follow the link in the challenge post.  Good luck, Merry Christmas, and happy scrapping!

CDAC Progressive Challenge 8

I'm getting this in by the skin of my teeth tonight!  I'm really enjoying being a part of the CDAC Progressive Challenge.  The images we're receiving are AWESOME!!!

I chose the puppy dog image to use on this thank you card that's going to be given to our veterinarian.  We recently had a major health scare with our St. Bernard, and our vet literally saved her life.  We will be forever grateful to her!  I'm in the process of making a layout including pictures of Sweet Pea (our St. Bernard) and Dr. Landen which will be framed and given to Dr. Landen as a small token of our appreciation.

Happy scrapping, everyone!

03 December 2011

Paper Cutz Challenge #118--Jingle All the Way!

I can't BELIEVE I forgot to post this yesterday!!!  To all of you who normally check for my Paper Cutz Challenge posts, I am SOOOO sorry!!!!  All the entries from the last challenge were GREAT!  For our new challenge, we want you to channel the Christmas season with your jingle bells for "Jingle All the Way!"  Make a card, LO, or craft project using a stamped, digital stamp, or Cricut cut image of jingle bells using any colors you'd like.  When I started looking through all of my stuff, I could find any images, but I DID have some REAL jingle bells!

You've got until midnight EST on Thursday, December 15 to get your project linked up at the Paper Cutz Challenge blog.  We can't WAIT to see your jingle bells!  Good luck, and happy scrapping!

01 December 2011

Lollipop Crafts Sponsor Spotlight--Karber Stamps

Well, today is my last post as a Guest Designer for Lollipop Crafts.  It has been so much fun playing along with the entire team over there!  Thank you for allowing me to join in for the past month!

The spotlight this week is for Karber Stamps.  I LOVE the "Best Friends" image I was provided to work with!
The entire card actually came together very quickly!  I ended up buying larger size cards than I meant to last weekend at Hobby Lobby, but everything worked out in the end.  I actually REALLY enjoyed working with the larger size cards!  I'll be entering this at Cards & Things challenges, where they asked us to follow this sketch:
I love this sketch and thought it was SO simple to work with!  I actually used a variation of it again on another card I made last night.

If you get the chance, hop over to Karber Stamps and check out their stuff.  It's SOOOO cute!!!  I think I'm going to have to buy more.  Also, don't forget to play along at Lollipop Crafts this week!  You've still got a few days to get your project linked up.  Thanks, again, ladies for allowing me the pleasure of joining you for the month of November as a Guest Designer!  It's been a blast!