Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's a Celebration Blog Hop! June 30th to July 1st

Hello everyone and welcome to the Digital Delights - It's a Celebration Blog Hop - June 30th to July 1st, 2011. This is a 2 day hop to help you get through all 30 of our talented designers, collect your letters and enter to win the grand prize!

If you came here from Melissa S. then you are in the right spot! If you have just come across this posting while browsing around in blog land then start at the top so you don't miss all of the amazing projects!

The theme of this hop is CELEBRATIONS!!

At Digital Delights by Louby Loo, we are celebrating the new store! Wendy (aka Louby Loo) just completed the move to a new and improved store! In honor of this, each stop along the way will have a Digital Delights stamp from their project to be given away. There are amazing sponsors for the grand prize at the end.

This is a hop with a different twist as along the hop there are letters to find in the postings - not all blogs have the letters but if you gather all the letters then at the end of the hop on day 2 assemble them to create a Digital Delights related word. You then return to the Digital Delights blog and enter your name in the inlinks at the bottom of the post (do not reveal the secret word yet). After the hop you will be contacted if you are selected at random--at which point you will be asked to reveal the correct word.

Now on to my project.....

My card this week features Stars and Stripes Laura all decked out with Stickles and wire antennae.  You can see in the next pic that I added dimension by popping up portions of the image.

Card Recipe:
DD Stamps: Stars and Stripes Laura
CS and Papers: Chery Cobbler, Creative Imagination
Ink:  Distress Fired Brick
Markers: R20, G03, R46, B26, E01, E02
Access. and Embellishments: Xmos Red and Frosted Lace Stickles, wire, gem, ribbon, Michael's brad
Coloring Medium: Alcohol inks
Special Techniques: Paper Tole

I will be giving away the following Digital Delights by Louby Loo image which I used to complete my project:

In order to be eligible to receive Stars and Stripes Laura, please leave a comment below, and become a follower if you wish. In your comment please provide an email address so that you can be contacted when I draw the prize.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons

And the lucky winner will receive this lovely bunch of ribbons:

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you liked my project. It will be entered in the following challenges:

Now back to the hop - I can now reveal my hidden blog hop letter is (S) remember to collect all the letters from the hop and assemble to form a Digital Delights related word then return to the Digital Delights blog to enter.

The next stop on the hop is: Rosalien.  Here is the Celebration Blog Hop roll.......

Have fun and enjoy the Hop!

He's Getting Married

Yes, that's right.  My youngest son, Phillip got himself engaged last week.  The wedding is planned to be a low-key affair at the beach with just a few family and friends on AUGUST 6th.  Yes, in less than 6 weeks!

Consequently, everyone pitched in to make the invitations this weekend.  My son and I arranged everything on the computer and printed what we needed.  My husband cut everything out.  The bride-to-be distressed the edges and tied the bows.  My son glued everything down and I ran the Cuttlebug embossing all the parts.  Here is what we came up with.....

Beach heart picture is courtesy of the Internet

Here is the inside with the invitation part.  The flourish is from Technique Tuesday.

All the envelopes were distressed and a flourish added.  The bride hand wrote the addresses.

We included an RSVP card and directions to the beach.
Once we figured out what the bride and groom wanted, and found all the parts the rest was easy.  With every one's help we completed 40 invitations in just 3 1/5 hours.  Whew!!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Technique Tuesday Fanfare
CS and Papers: Bazzill and printer paper
Ink: Distress Vintage Photo
Access. and Embellishments: Hemp, Cuttlebug folder

As an active blogger you must excuse the need to enter the invitation into a few challenges:
I am really looking forward to this beachy wedding.
Have a great day!

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Baby Card

Today's card is for a new baby coming to my work family.  I recently made a crocheted blanket for the new babe coming in August and I thought I had better get going on the card because the shower is in a couple of weeks. The blanket is white and yellow so this card will go perfectly.

I used Digital Delights Little Dumpling digi image as my center piece.  I wanted to do up a simple card for a change and just popped the little guy up with Spellbinders Small Scalloped Rectangles.  The sentiment is from Elusive Images (2006) and it is layered on Spellbinders Fancy Tags.

Card Recipe:
DD Stamps: Little Dumpling
CS and Papers: Bazzill
Ink: Distress Brick Red
Markers: Copics - E00, E01, E02, R29, C1, C3
Access. And Embellishments: Spellbinders dies

This card will be entered into the following challenges:
Have a great day!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sweet Little Ride

Ok, so having posted three Wee Stamp cards in a row, I might have to admit that I bought quite a few of the Wee Stamp images.  I couldn't help myself!  They are sooooo cute!

This little girl just cries out for as many flowers as she can get.  Makes me think of my grand daughter Jade-Marie, age 6, who has a fixation about flowers.  She will pick anything that is in bloom - including dandelions and expect to have them put in a vase and admired.  Oh, to be that young and Innocent again!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Wee Stamps Roses Bike Ride
Papers: Very Vanilla, SU dp pack, Bazzill
Ink: Distress Blue Jean for the sky
Markers: Copics G03, G07, C1, C3, C5, V01, V12, E23, E27, E31, RV00, RV02, RV06, YG21, YG23
Embellishments: Lots of Prima flowers, a spray a flowers from Michael's, fabric store ribbon, lace, MS border punch, MS Sprig punch

This card is suitable for the following challenges:
Have a wonderful Saturday!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Day at the Beach

Join us this week at Delightful Challenges for Fun in the Sun!
My card this week features Bucket and Spade Peyton playing in the sand at the beach with an Umbrella for sun protection.  This is a shaker card and has little glass beads in the shaker pretending to be sand.

Card Recipe:
DD Stamps: Bucket and Spade Peyton, Umbrella
CS and Papers: Bazzill, Echo Park - Mother Nature
Markers: Copics - BG15, BG18, Y08, V12, YG21, YG23, YG25, E00, E01, E02, R20, B32, C3
Access. and Embellishments: Prima Pearls, beach shells, Sticky Strips, glass beads, acetate
Coloring Medium: Distress ink sponged on background
Special Techniques: Shaker Card

Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Design Team has come up with for your inspiration.  I hope you join us this week at Delightful Challenges and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your fabulous creations.

Our amazing and wonderful sponsor this week is:

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

Don't forget our DT call.  You can check out all the details at the Digital Delights web site.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sweet Little One

This sweet little Wee Stamps image captured my heart recently and I couldn't wait to make her up into a card.  I am leaving it generic in case I want to use it for a birthday or a note of encouragement.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Wee Stamps Dandelion GirlCS and Papers: SU Vanilla, Not Quit Navy, Special paper pack (out of stock)
Markers: Copics - Y02, Y06, E51, BG10, BG11, BG18, W1, W3, W5
Access. And Embellishments: Prima flowers, MS Sprig punch, Recollections Pears, fabric store lace and ribbon, Spellbinder Label Four and Six

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Have a Stamping Great Day!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Please Come To My Party

This cute little image from Pollycraft seems to be inviting me to join her party. I couldn't help making her up in pinks when I found the pink dp in my My Mind's Eye Happy Go Lucky paper pack.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Sony's Part from Pollycraft
CS and Papers: My Mind's Eye Happy Go Lucky, SU White, Rose
Ink: Distress Rose Bud
Markers: Copics - RV21, RV22, RV23, E23, E25, E27, C1, C3, G14
Access. And Embellishments: Prima Flowers, gems from the dollar store, pin, butterfly punch, MS edge punch, Lace, SU Pearls, Spellbinders Label Four

I am entering Sony into the Pollycraft DT call and the following challenges:
Happy Monday!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dog Gone Thankful

My husband and I are going away for a week this summer and we need someone to look after our little pup.  A friend of ours has volunteered and I thought I would make her a little box of cards as a thank you. 

The box holds three cards and the envelopes.

I am using the sets of K n K Designs doggie digi images that I won from the Stamps R Us challenge last week.

Card Recipe:

Stamps or Digis: K n K Designs, ODBD Friendship
CS and Papers: Bazzill, Basic Gray Nook&Pantry, Early Espresso
Ink: Distress Tea Dye
Markers: Copic E57, R29
Access. And Embellishments: Ribbon, Close to my Heart pearls, Spellbinders dies

Challenges to be entered:

Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Flower Pot Paper Piecing

Join us this week at Delightful Challenges for Anything Goes. 

My card is a paper pieced card using the wonderful image from the Flower Pot Faces Collection.  I decided that I just had to include the digi papers from the Flower Pot Faces Paper so I used them to form the flower petals.

Card Recipe
DD Stamps: Flower Pot Faces
CS and Papers: FPF digi papers, So Saffron, Wild Wasbe
Ink: Distress Tea Die
Markers: Copic R29
Access. And Embellishments: BoBunny Ribbon
Special Techniques: Paper Piecing

Just in case you are not sure how to get the Flower Pot image onto the designer paper I will show you what I did.  There are probably better methods, but this worked for me.

First, I printed off a set of the FPF digi paper on regular printer paper.  Then I used MS Word to format two side-by-side images of the flower I wanted to use and printed a copy.

Next, I cut squares of paper to tape over the section of the flower that I needed for layering.  I put the same sheet back in my printer and printed it again. 

Well, if you look at this picture you will see that I made a mistake and did not tape down the paper very well.  But it is not a loss, because I really only need the face for the next layer.  Sometimes, mistakes work out ok.

Then I cut out each of the pieces and layered them up for the finished flower. 

You might also find this Digital Delights tutorial by Wanda Keller helpful.

Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Design Team has come up with for your inspiration.  I hope you join us this week at Delightful Challenges and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your fabulous creations. 
Our wonderful sponsor this week is:

And the prize is a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in the store.

Here are the challenges suitable for this card:
Don't forget our DT call.  You can check out all the details at the Digital Delights web site.

Have a great day!

Digital Delight Design Team Call

Hey, check this out....

Digital Delights is holding a Design Team call until July 3rd.

Each Team Member will be required to...
  • Post one project per week on their blog using stamps provided by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
  • Participate in our monthly releases and blog hops when applicable
  • Join our private forum
  • Upload creations to our public gallery
  • Promote Digital Delights by Louby Loo using our Digital Stamps and linking to our store
In exchange for DT work and promotion of our products...........
  • Members will have access to a range of our Digital Products for weekly use
  • Members will receive a DT discount of 50% off, on all Digital Delights store purchases, during their DT term
  • Your personal bio and photo will be placed on our Digital Delights blog with a link to your blog. Your blog links will also be posted on Digital Delights blog
  • A personal Designer badge for your blog
  • A custom watermark for all you Digital Delights projects
This term will be from July 14th until end Jan 28th 2012
If you are interested in applying, please send an email with your contact info, blog link, some details about yourself, and any of your favorite projects to with the subject line Digital Delights DT. We will reply to let you know your application has been received. All new members will be contacted shortly after 3rd July with complete guidelines to look over Announcements will be made soon after.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Birthday Winner!

Yesterday was my birthday and my wonderful husband arranged for the whole family to be together for a BBQ.  We had a great time in the yard throwing the frisbee and running around with the grand kids. 

My daughter's in law and daughter planned all the food and my second son did all the grilling.  After dinner we sat around and got caught up with everything going on in the lives of our four children.  It was a very special day for me.

On top of the wonderful time with my family I noticed my phone blinking and checked the emails to see that my Happy Dance Nesbitt Father's Day card was chosen as the winner over at Stamps R Us.  This was my first DT card for Delightful Challenges. A fantastic end to a fantastic day!

I am feeling very warm and fuzzy.  Have a great day!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

True Love

My card today has a sweet little image from Wee Stamps - Bird Swing.  It is so cute and seem to call out for softer colors.  I just recently found their digi site and picked up a couple of their images for future projects.

Card Recipe
Stamps: digi image Bird Swing - Wee Stamps
Paper: Melissa Frances - Peaceful and Nancy (appropriate don't you think?), SU Wild Wasbe
Markers: Copics
Embellishments: Fabric store lace, Prima flowers, BoBunny ribbon, Michaels flower, MS punch, sewing pins, charm

Copic Colors: RV000, RV00, RV02, E53, G21, YG41, C1, Y000, Y00, YG21, Y02.

Challenges for this card:
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Father's Day at Delightful Challenges

Here is my first Delightful Challenges design team card.  The theme this week is Father's Day and I am using the Happy Dance Nesbitt image along with two of the sentiments from the Grillin and Chillin Sentiments collection.  Nesbit is very happy about Father's Day and is doing a little jig to prove it!

When you open the card the "You're #1" sentiment twirls!  I provided a little space for a personal comment to dad.

Card Recipe:

DD Stamps: Happy Dance Nesbitt and Grillin and Chillin Sentiments
CS and Papers: Bazzill and SU Old Olive
Markers: Copics - G24, E13, E23, E25 and E29
Access. and Embellishments: Prima pearls, craft ribbon, twine
Special Techniques: Pop-up Twirl Card, Cuttle Bug Leafy Branch folder

Our fabulous sponsor this week is: 

And the prize is a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in the store.

Be sure and take a look at what the wonderful Design Team has come up with for your inspiration.  I hope you join us this week  at Delightful Challenges and look forward to visiting your blogs to see your fabulous creations. 

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Have Fun!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Do Not Be Anxious!

This verse found in Philippians is such a good reminder.  I don't usually have a problem being anxious but once in a while everything seems bigger than it is and I need to be reminded to give thanks and let God work it all out.

I used the Mojo Monday #194 sketch as my design guide and used some new papers that I have been wanting to get on a card.  I bought them at a scrapbook store in Parksville already cut into 6x6 squares and I think it might be part of the Fairy Flora collection from Prima.

Card Recipe

Image: Our Daily Bread Designs - Scripture Collection #4
Papers: SU Wild Wasbie, Bazzill, Prima Fairy Flora Collection
Ink: Close to Cocoa and Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Embellishments: KaiserCraft Grosgrain Ribbon, Prima Pearls, lace from Fabricland,
Making Memories Leaf Pins, MS edge punch

This card is for the following challenges:
I'll be back on Thursday with my first Delightful Challenges card.  See you then!


I made it on the Delightful Challenges Design Team!

It is soooo very exciting to be asked to be part of a design team.  I started blogging back in January 2011 and entered challenges as I found them out in blog land.  One of my first goals for blogging and card making was to win a challenge or at least make the top three.  After a couple of months I realized that my next goal was to get on a design team.

I am very happy to announce that I am now part of the Delightful Challenges design team.  Check out the Delightful Challenges blog and the Digital Delights shop when you get a chance.  Wendy (or Louby Lou) has some really great digital images and papers available.  Keep checking the shop because I have seen some really cute digital image sets that are coming out this summer!

Please come back on Thursday this week to see my first Delightful Challenge card.  I look forward to seeing and commenting on your entries to the weekly challenges.


Friday, June 3, 2011

A Father

Here is another card that I made for the Split Coast Stampers Virtual Stamping Night.  This one my son has claimed to give to his father - my DH.

I used a flourishes set that my scrapbook store brought in recently called A Guiding Light.  It is a great set with several Father's day type sentiments, this great tall ship, a lighthouse, note in a bottle and knotted rope.

You can't really tell from the photo but I stamped and cut out the ship image three times and layered them up to give the image dimension.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Flourishes - A Guiding Light
Papers: SU Very Vanilla and Not Quite Navy, Creative Impressions
Ink: Distress - Tie Die and Faded Jeans, and Momento Black
Embellishments: Prima Pearls, twine
Techniques: Sponging inside a die template, Spellbinders Label Eighteen

I plan to enter this card into the following challenges:
That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.