A Fond Farewell

Mighty Oak TY

Today is a bittersweet day for me.  I can hardly believe it been just a little more than 5 years ago that I started this blog.  Over that time, I met so many wonderful crafters – many of them I consider friends of mine now.  I was privileged enough to be part of several Design Teams and worked with some of the industries most creative individuals and I want to thank them for allowing me to be part of their families.

I have loved sharing my all of my creations with you – some I couldn’t believe I actually made them and some of them; let’s just say I probably shouldn’t have even posted :-) :-) !  I spent the morning looking over some of my earlier creations and I can see the progression I’ve made not only in my coloring ability but also my sense of color and design is much better.

My life has gotten busy and as much as I enjoy sharing my projects, I just don’t seem to find the time needed to get my projects posted. So with that said, this is my last post on this blog.  I will continue to craft (it’s in my blood – there is no way I couldn’t continue to make cards and other projects!).

To all of my followers – THANK YOU!  I feel so special knowing you wanted to see what I was up to day in and day out.  With that said, I wish you all a fond farewell!  Dee

A small bonus here are a few cards I made that I never got around to posting – enjoy!

Oct 4th ATGOct 5th SSSOct 15th HMWOct 19th SSSOct 25thAlways and ForeverAM BaptismAutumn TYBD MBDAD_edited-2droppingEnjoy your BDahelloLove StoryLove GrowsMay Time PB Sunshine 2The Good TimesTwinkle Twinkle

Pretty Lady

Pretty LadyIt’s getting late but I wanted to share a card I made using this month’s sketch challenge at Your Next Stamp.  This sketch was so much fun to use! With fall already here, I opted to use a fall color palette using the softer shades to make a more feminine card.

Image: Braid in My Hair – A Day for Daisies
Papers: Nitwit Thicket – Nitwit Collections
Die: Stitched Sentiment Flag – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embellishments: Enamel Dots
Color Inspiration: Dazzling Diva

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Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
Creative Moments – Three Layers
Simon Says – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
Sister Act – Anything Goes
MarkerPOP – Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant – Anything Goes

Princess

So Pretty in Pink!

HBPI think every little girl at one time or another dreams of being a princess.  When I think of little girls, I think of the color pink. A pink princess … what could be sweeter?

Image: Princess – Sugar Nellie
Papers: PaperTrey Ink
Punch: EK Success Border Punch
Embellishment: Ribbon – PaperTrey Ink
Sketch: SugarPea Designs

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Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday – Kids
Penny’s Paper-Crafty – Spots and Stripes
Simon Says – Anything Goes
Stampavie – Birthday
The Sisterhood of Crafters – Lots of Layers
The Sugar Bowl – Anything Goes with a Sugar Nellie image
Crafty Catz - Birthday Celebration
Graph’It Markers – Pink

Foxy Lady

Foxy Lady

One of my brothers asked me for a card he could give to his new girlfriend – I really didn’t have anything I thought would be special enough and then I remembered a new digi I just purchases at 2 Cute Ink during their fall sale (sale goes until Sept 30th!).  I used a non-traditional fall color palette but I think it all works – what do you think?

It’s hard to tell but I fussy cut all of the leaves and layered them on top of the colored digi image to give a bit of a 3-D effect.

Image: Fall Fox – 2 Cute Ink
Papers: Go Nuts – Nitwit Collections
Die: Stitched Sentiment Flag – Lil’ Inker Designs, Large Scallop Square – Spellbinders
Embellishment: Enamel Dots
Sketch: Sketch Saturday

Thanks so much for the visit!  Dee

Challenges:
2 Cute Ink – Fall
Open-Minded – Fall/Autumn
The Corrosive Challenge – Autumn/Fall
Craftin Desert Diva’s – Fall
Love to Create - Fussy Cut
Craft-Room Challenge – Forest Friend
Papertake Weekly – Oh How Cute!
Scrap-Creations – Fall
Simon Says – Anything Goes

You are the Song in my Heart

Happy Thursday!

Sept 25th OBGEach week at Catch the Bug the Design Team likes to share some of the “older” Bugaboo images.  I think sometimes we get so excited to use our new images that we forget about those images we’ve had for awhile.  I’m here to inspire you with one of my favorite Stella and Gus images – I can just see my hubby and me morphing into these two characters :-)

Image: Stella and Gus Commitment and Insanity – Bugaboo Stamps
Paper: Hello Sunshine – Nitwit Collections
Die: Heart Flourish – Memory Box, Tab – My Favorite Things
Embellishment: Gems

Thanks so much for the visit! Dee

Winter Rudi

RudiHello!  I actually had some time to play today in my craft room and here is my second holiday card I made today. I opted to use my favorite holiday color combination – aqua and red. I love the softer look of the aqua instead of emerald green. Just a quick post as I really do need to get a few thing done around the house, it’s just so easy to play instead of do housework :-)

Image: Winter Rudi – Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers: Festive Trimmings – Nitwit Collections
Die: Stitched Snowflakes – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embellishments: Snow Marker – Marvy, Gems and Stickles
Sketch: Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Thanks so much for the visit! Dee

Challenges:
ABC Christmas – “S”omething Festive
Digi Stamp Boutique – Anything Goes with a DSB image
Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ – Christmas Critters
Creative Corner – Favorite Colors
Come and Get It – Use Three of Something (gems)
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania – Anything Die Cut

It’s a Nordic Christmas

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

LISI really need to get started on my holiday cards and when I saw the challenge at 52 Card Christmas Throwdown to use a Nordic Theme, I had to give it a try.

Image: Snowy Fun – Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers: Christmas Selection, Nordic Papers and Twill Stripe – Pink Petticoat
Die: Anytime Tags – Lil’ Inker Designs
Embossing Folder: Snowflakes – Cuttlebug
Embellishments: Glossy Accents and Prism Ultrafine Glitter
Color Inspiration: Christmas Card Challenges – (Red and White Stripes, Cocoa Matting)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Dee

Challenges:
Open-Minded Crafting Fun – Roll Out the Red
Fussy and Fancy – Red
Digi Stamp Boutique – Anything Goes with a DSB image