Thursday, December 31, 2009

You made the cut!

I'm happy to announce some VERY Exciting News! I applied for a Design Team position at and was Super excited when they emailed me to invite me to join the Design Team for January 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010. I love using their digital images and now I get to design for them as well. I received my first sneak peak at some of the new images being released Saturday Jan.2nd. I seen the Image The Barber-from artist Cheryl Alger and immediately had a great card idea! I made this card for all my fellow DT members at To say I'm excited for the New Year is an understatement. So stop back later to see some more great cards designed around the Fabulous Squigglefly digital images. You can head over to on Saturday Jan. 2nd and get this great image for yourself, enjoy the sneak peak.
with the added challenge of using some vellum somewhere on your card. The paper is from My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful paper stack.

Thank you for stopping by and Have a Happy and SAFE New Years Eve. Don't forget to stop over at Wild West Scrap Divas' and become a follower and spread the word on the Fabulous Tim Holtz Super Blog Candy!

My Take on Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas!

I know I'm a little behind but I did complete all 12 Tags for the Tim Holtz Blog! I just wanted to share a quick picture and wish everyone a Happy New years eve! Lots of Fun things to Come in the New Year!

Thank You for taking the time to look and I always love to read your comments!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wild West Scrap Divas' HUGE Giveaway!!!!!!

Just wanted to post a little news on what's happenening over at WWSD!

We have a Huge Prize up for grabs!  It is a prize filled with just over $130.00 in scrapbooking goodies!  Just follow the steps below and this awesome prize could be yours!

1.  Check out our blog... and become a follower!
2.  Tell your friends about this giveaway on your blog, facebook, myspace or twitter!
3.  Leave a comment, here on our blog, letting us know you did the above with a link to your post!

Super simple...once we reach 100 subscribers...we will draw the winner!  Good Luck!

Goodies included in prize:

1 - TH Paper Distresser
1 - TH Tonic Scissors
1 - Inkessentials Craft Mat-large
1 - Crackle Accents
1 - Glossy Accents
1 - Matte Accents
1 - Sepia Accents
12 - Mini Misters
1 - Mini Mister Block
1 - Ranger Embossing Pens, 2 pen pack
1 - Ranger Craft Bucket
1 - Perfect Pearls Naturals Kit
1 - Tuscan Garden Alcohol Ink Set
1 - Blending Solution

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!

I hope Everyone is having a great time getting ready for the Big Christmas Day! We traditionally celebrate for the last two weeks in the month of Dec. with Decorating ornaments and baking holiday goodies but best of all spending time with family! I have neglected my blog the last few weeks as I have been so busy with so many things! One of those is a mini scrapbook album I intend to give to my Mother-in-law as a holiday gift. I tried to keep it very simple as she mostly wants an album to display the photos rather than a pretty page accented by a photo. There are Several photos so beware! 
You can right click on any of the photos to see a larger image! 
This is the Album Cover!

Page 1 Entire Group

Page 2 Journal page

Page 3 My in-laws

Page 4 Journal Page

Page 5 My husband with his father,mother,sister

Page 6 My husband and his sister with several photos underneath.

Page 7 my Sister/Brother - in-law family

more photos under neath.

Page 8 My nieces and nephew

tags tucked behind the photo mat

Page 9 My family

photos underneath

Page 10 My Children

Back Cover

Thanks For looking! Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Just a quick post to display my Family Tree and a friends blog candy!

My family normally travels out of town for the Christmas Holiday. This year we have decided to stay at home for the first time. My husband and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary this next year and this is our first Christmas in Our Home. I'm thinking I might just do it every year as the kids are getting older and it's harder to travel long distances with 4 busy kids. Not to mention I don't have to spend a week in advance planning and packing the luggage items. A quick pic of our Family tree. My kids decorated it with several of their own handmade ornaments and a few store bought. I just love the smell of a real tree.

Just thought I would drop a little note. A fellow craft friend of mine has Blog Candy up for grabs! Feel free to check it out! Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Catching up with this and that!

Congratulations to Lena, Jenn, and Dawn-Marie for being winners for day 2, 3 and 4 on the Wild West Scrap Divas Daily Trivia. Only 3 more days till the Big Grand Prize Giveaway.
Speaking of Giveaways Another Blog I follow is having a Blog Hop with lots of Giveaways. Check out the Wags 'n Whiskers Blog for your chance to win one of their new stamps released on Dec.11th. Gosh That is a Good Day! I hope to put together another post with a few of the projects I've completed over the weekend and yesterday. But this is all for now! Thanks for reading! Dawn

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Congrats to Crystal!

Congratulations Crystal Biby on being the First Winner for the Wild West Scrap Divas Trivia Challenge! Day 2 question is up and an easy one at that! I get to draw the winner tonight at midnight! I'm So excited! It's a Super Red Hot goodies Container! OOPPS! Did I just accidentally on purpose slip a Hint!

Tonight is the Life on the {scrap}beach Monthly Crop! If you are a member I hope to chat with you! If not you should really take a moment to check it out! It is an amazing group of talented ladies who know how to have a fun time with Great ideas! I'm anxious to start the 6 wonderful challenges! Thanks to Kathryn for all her Hard work in putting this group together and keeping it Going!

Friday, December 4, 2009

I love the distressed Look!

Last Month I was the Lucky winner of a Super cute Wags 'n Whiskers stamp from Lacey's Stamp and Create Birthday Candy. So Today I finally was able to use it on a Christmas Card. I choose to enter with their Blog Challenge as I now have a stamp to play with. The challenge was all about Distressing which is one of my favorite techniques. The Stamp I used is called Sweet Danni and Bella. Thanks for looking and don't Forget to leave me a comment! I love comments! If you haven't entered for your chance to win on Wild West Scrap Divas their still is some time for todays trivia. Stay tuned as there is 4 more Days of Trivia with Daily candy leading up to the Fabulous Birthday candy! You don't want to miss it! It's a Fabulous CANDY!

Image Close-up

Inside Sentiment

Let the Party begin!.

WooHoo It's Friday! If you haven't stopped by the Wild West Scrap Divas blog yet you still have time to answer today's trivia question. Today's prize is a one of a kind Christmas Card I handmade. It's getting so cold outside I wanted to warm things up by making a Cute Non-Traditional Card. I designed this card around the MMSC#30 sketch. This week they added in the theme Wings and Things how fun. I used this adorable image Woodland Nymph from 

Thank for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment. I love comments!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Introducing Wild West Scrap Diva's

I'm Happy to Announce My New Craft Venture. Diva Kim and I have joined forces to create a FUN & INSPIRING Blog in which we hope to offer Great craft ideas, techniques we've learned, projects we've completed and so much more!!!!!!! So stay tuned for what's to come.

To celebrate our friendship and new venture we are going to do a fun little daily trivia question with CANDY starting Friday Dec.4th with a daily prize leading up to a Grand Prize on December 11th. Why do you ask December 11th? Well we have a special Birthday that day, Mine! You can all enjoy the big event as It gets closer and closer! I'm so excited to finally be leaving my 20's. I know I'm still young according to some but it's always fun to Step up to that next level.
Again come join us and Have a grand Inspiring time with a chance to win a daily prize and also a Grand Prize! It really is Grand. We will be dropping hints as the trivia starts. What do you need to do to be entered in our prize drawings you ask?


1. Follow the WWSD Wild West Scrap Diva blog! Whew ! That was easy,huh?

2. Join us and answer the daily Trivia questions correctly! First question will be posted Friday Dec. 4th

And to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing additionally follow our personal blogs:

Whew! That was a lot. I look forward to your company in this new Fun and Exciting Journey. 

Sunday, November 29, 2009

All Scrapbook Steals- Blog Candy

If your looking for a Spectacular Blog Candy Holiday giveaway you may want to stop over at All Scrapbook Steals Blog. Loaded with lots of goodies including a i-top brad maker. Wow! Best of luck to everyone who enters.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Oh I love Christmas Tags!

I create this tag for a Christmas Mini Album I hope to get around to this Holiday. I thought of the SSHP08 while adding my BLING ornaments! The Challenge was to Create an ornament OR any project with an ornament on it! Thanks For looking and Have a Safe and Festive Thanksgiving!

I just love the rhinestone Bling Ornaments it makes it so much FUN!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

One last Card Challenge before the Holidays!

I will be heading out of town tomorrow for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. I thought I better create and enter my Card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #29. I just love the Squigglefly Digi images so naturally I used one of the Shy Bear images. This is the Holiday Lights Bear Image. Thanks For Looking and Have a Great Thanksgiving Holiday!

I rotated the Image 90 Degrees:

A close up of the Image to show the detailing. Click on the image for larger view.

Monday, November 23, 2009

MMSC28 Post

Just a quick post to display my Card Sketch Challenge card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #28! Thanks For Looking! Have a Great Day!


Friday, November 20, 2009

The Gypsy Spot Giveaway

The Gypsy Spot is giving away a gypsy donated by Custom Crops. If you have never shopped at their store, you really should give them a visit. Not only will you find everything you need for scrapbooking or card making, but also some wonderful articles for fantastic projects. So Head on Over to the Gypsy spot for your chance to Win a gypsy and custom crops for inspiration on what you can do with it. Random number may just choose you. I'm hoping me though. Good Luck!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Just a few craft projects I didn't have a chance to post. Beware Picture Heavy.

I've fallen a little behind on posting my projects but rest assured I've been staying busy. I will just group them all together in this post so Hope you enjoy!
I created this Double sided Tri-Fold Frame for a challenge on a great craft forum Life on the{scrap}beach. I had received a sheet with small Photos of different background options with my children's Fall pictures. This is how I made use of them. I cut the base out of Heavy Chipboard and covered with some Yummy Design paper from my paper stash. I used ribbon as the thread underneath the paper to adhere the photos in their little windows. I strung some unique beads for the Center which also is hidden under the paper. I attached the side frames simple using hinges. Covering them with some paper for a hidden appeal. 
I Intend to give this to my Mother-in-law but it's too cute I don't know if I can give it away.

Another project I completed as a gift is this cute Wallet mini for my Auntie Con to hold pictures of her Adorable Grandson.


Ok that's all for this morning will put together another post later today! Thanks for looking and feel free to leave me a comment!

Monday, November 16, 2009

A card for my Friend!

I made this card following the MMSC#27 . I used the Mudzie plays scarecrow digi from  I cut the flower pieces from my cricut and stamped over with a text stamp for design. The flourishes are cut from the cricut. Thanks for looking!