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August 25, 2010

Where As The Time Gone!

Yes, it seems that summer is whining down!  It isn't actually over until the calendar says September 21st, but when the days start to shorten, and the evening breeze starts to feel a little less warm, then you know autumn is just around the corner.  I am not ready to give into the idea that summer is over yet because our vacation starts next week and we have many things that we want to do before we put away the summer clothes and toys. Lol!

In thinking about school and the idea of getting our kids back on track and following a routine, this is still an exciting time for most kids, even if it is a little nerve wreaking for us parents.  Going back to school and getting in touch with friends that they haven't seen all summer, or reconnecting with teachers that are their favorites,  whatever the case, there is an excitement to new beginnings and unknown challenges.  All school year they can't wait for summer (including the teachers! Lol!) and than near the end of summer they can't wait to get back to school!  Kids are so funny that way!

 I did want to share with you a project that I have been working on and I think that you are gonna like it!  I love to make Teacher Gifts and I had so much fun making this one.  I actually got the idea while on one of my treks to Michaels and so glad that I did.  The truth be told,  this is a gift that needed to be given to one of my son's teachers when school let out.  Me being so slow, I didn't get it done in time and I am sooo glad that I didn't because I got to use these amazing Digis from Deedee's Store.  The images used were, School or Bust, School Rules, and Book Worm.   Supplies needed to make a wreath similar to this one, is a sterofoam wreath, three roles of ribbon ( one for loopy bow & two to cover the wreath),  crayons, hot glue gun, glue sticks, buttons, and best of all, colored Digital School Images.  Provided below are pics of  the completed project and the coloured digital images.


Just love all of these characters waving has they pass bye!


This worm really wears glasses but I added Gogglie Eyes! Lol!


And last, this sweet Teddy Bear! ( Sorry for the bad pics!)


This is such a wonderful project and gift.  I am sure that any teacher would love a gift that was made using the ever famous Crayola Crayons! Lol!  You can do this with any digital image you may have and make a different wreath for a different occassion.  It would be great to do a fall wreath this way or even a Christmas one!  The possibilities are endless when you are using Deedee's Digis! 

Thanks for dropping bye and I hope that I have inspired you to create something new and interesting with your digital images.  Don't forget about the Blog Candy Giveaway!  Still lots of time to play.

Blessings & Hugs
Dana

August 18, 2010

Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids Blog Hop!!




Hi Everyone:
So happy that you are here today and if you are new to my blog, "Welcome"!  Today is a great day filled with loads of inspiration, fun and prizes.  All in honour of a wonderful cause.  If you would like to participate in this card drive please see my sidebar and click on the "Cards for Kids" button and this will give you all the information that you need.

Kelly over at Lawn Fawn is another lady with a big heart and helping out in this special way to promote this Card Drive, is very kind. Jennifer McQuire, along with her team of helpers have been collecting cards for sick kids for some time now.  I want to personally say " Thank You" for caring and sharing this with all of us cardmakers and especially those precious boys, and girls.  God Bless You Has You Bless Others!

Kelly wanted to take this time to welcome you all to this Blog Hop and this is what she had to say!

Hello and welcome to the Lawn Fawn Hearts Cards for Kids Blog Hop! We have all come together today to make cards for a wonderful cause, Cards for Kids! We hope to encourage you to also make cards for this great cause and have fun along the way, too! So please hop along with us, and make sure to leave comments as there will be prizes for commenters and participants! So let's get going! Also, if you are lost in the hop, you can always start at the beginning at the Lawn Fawn blog. Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!

If you came from Lai-Yoke's blog  then you are on the right track.  If you are just checking in and did not know about this blog hop, then go to the Lawn Fawn Blog to start at the beginning.  Check it out here!

So I have been really busy with making and sending cards.  And the last of the cards that I have made are these two cute ones.  I had so much fun making these and I hope that they make someone smile.  I always use "Thinking of You" or "In My Prayers" sentiments and I wanted to change it up this time.



Supply List:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up,Pattern Paper: Bella Blvd/Super Stud Collection,Everyday/American Crafts
Stamps: Hang In There Digital Set/Deedee's Digis, Friends Definition Cling Stamp/Hero Arts,
 Ribbon: Offray, Inks: Stampin Up', Watercolour Pencils: Staedtler, Bling: Dollarama,
Pens: White Gel/Tombo


Supply List:
Cardstock: Recollections, Stampin Up', Pattern Paper: Celebrations/Rob & Bob Studio For Cricuit,
Ribbon: Dollarama, Die Cuts: Dino-mite Kid # 023/The Beary Patch Wholesale. Inc.,
 Pens: White Gel/Tombo & Black Journaling Pen/Creative Memories, Stamps: Sparkle Clear Alphas/Hero Arts, Inks: Stampin Up', Adhesives: Glue Glider Pro & Dollarama Pop Dots

This card is so cool!  Can you believe that I had this diecut back first when I started scrapbooking in 1999!!!  Wow where did the time go!  I bet you would love to know the answer to this joke right!  I found this joke on a kid's clean joke site and just had to use it.  Soooo ... what do you call a Blind Dinosaur?   Here is the punch line!  Wait for it! Lol!  I - don't - think - he - sauraus!  Lol!  Too cute!

I have been blogging for a year now and have been meaning to give away some blog candy, but just seem to never get around to it.  I have a good friend who happens to be my Stampin' Up Demonstrator and she is sponsoring this give away, along with some things that I have added as well.  I have a picture here and it isn't that great.  That is what happens when you take it too late in the evening!  I will add a new and better one tomorrow.  But there are some goodies here.  If you would like to have your name drawn for the prize, you have to either, become a follower, or post about this give away on your blog or do both!  The more you do the more chances you have to win!  Standard rules I guess!  If you live in Canada and need a Stampin Up Demonstrator, just click on the SU button on my sidebar and Kim can help you with whatever you need!

Here is the Blog Candy! I will give a description tomorrow! It will be up until October 1st and will post winner on October 2nd!


Thank you so much for dropping bye and I hope that you have been inspired on your little visit here!  There is more inspiration to see and don't forget that there will be some prizes along the way!  So the next on this hop is Kazan.  Remember that if you are just checking in and missed the beginning of the Hop just click on the Lawn Fawn link above, or in my sidebar to get in on the fun! 

Thanks so much for dropping bye.  I hope that you might think about helping out this amazing Card Drive.  If not this time around, maybe the next time.  So many kids are in the hospital going through some tough stuff  and a card from someone special like you is just what they might need to make their day brighter! 

Take Care & God Bless
Dana

August 16, 2010

Sweet Summer

Hi Everyone:
Posting very late here and so sorry.  With having company and really having no mojo, I had to just give in and admit that I couldn't make this card work. I was so frustrated that I had to just put things down and try again the next day!  Have you ever had a day like this before?  Funny how a new day, good perspective, and fresh eyes can make a day of creativity much more rewarding.  So here is the card that I made using the Sweet Summer Set from Deedee's Digis store.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Recollection & Stampin Up', Pattern Paper: Summer Fun/Momenta
Die Cuts: Ants/Momenta, Punches: Stampin Up' & Cricuit Machine
Digital Image: Sweet Summer/Deedee's Digis, Bling/Jewels: Dollarama
Red Pearls/unknown, Ribbon: Offray, Pens: Marvy & Signo

Thanks for dropping bye and hope you will drop bye again on the 18th for Lawn Fawn Blog Hop.  I am so excited and you should see the list of places to hangout.  Don't forget that there will be prizes along the way and to celebrate I will be giving away some blog candy as well. But you will have to check in to see what all the fun is about.  I want to encourage you to take part in the Cards for Kids and show some kids who are not feeling so good that someone cares.  To check out all the info please see my sidebar.  Trust that you are still enjoying your summer and soaking up the rays before the Autumn weather begins. I love fall though!  It is my favorite season of all.  That is it for now!  Can't wait to see you here on the 18th! 

Hugs & Blessings
Dana

August 12, 2010

Lawn Fawn Blog Hop!!

Hi Everyone:
Just wanted to let you know about an exciting event that will be happening on the 18th of this month.  Kelly over at Lawn Fawn will be hosting a Blog Hop in honour of "Cards For Kids" card drive which is organized bye Jennifer McGuire and her team of helpers.  I want to encourage so many has possible to join us on this hop and to show your support.  If you would like to have your blog added to the list please visit Kelly here and let her know you want your name added to join in the fun.  You must share a card that you have made for the Card Drive.  No, you don't have to use Lawn Fawn stamps, though it would be nice, but you can use whatever product you like as long as it is for Cards For Kids

To find out more about the kids that are being blessed with all of these cards and some with small gifts please check out all of the information at Jennifer McGuire's blog here.  So check it out and tell Kelly that Dana sent you! Lol! 

Celebrating a birthday is always fun!  Especially when all of the presents arrive, but for those kids and young teens who have to celebrate a birthday while being sick and in the hospital, it must be difficult.  So to brighten someones day everyday, is an amazing thing to do, but when it is a birthday we feel the need to make it even more special. So I thought that I would make another card like this one for a sweet young girl named, Sami. 


Read more about this amazing 18 year old sweetheart  here. 



I made this card using patterned cardstock from Martha Stewart Collection, Friends Definition Background Stamp & Digital Butterfly Kit from Hero Arts, cardstock from Recollections & Stampin Up, Tim Holtz' Distress Inks, Bling from the Dollar store,

So if you want a cause to support and need to get rid of some of your cards, why not support Cards For Kids!  I know that the kids will more than love your kindness & thoughtfulness. 

Thanks for dropping bye!
Take Care & God Bless
Dana

August 7, 2010

Baby Blessings

Can you remember that smell, or the touch of newborn skin. Can you remember those cooing sounds and most of all how it felt to hold an infant in your arms? Well, my child is no longer a baby but a tween and there are days I still long to experience those memories all over again. With being told that I could never have a baby and than God seeing fit to prove the doctors wrong, I have to count my blessings and thank God for His goodness to my husband and I . For giving us that child who is a very important part of our little family. No more babies it seems for me, but sometimes on a mild day, when the air feels damp, I will sometimes find that baby smell arousing my senses and I find praise on my lips. Praise to a God who saw fit to give me the biggest desire of my heart - to be a Mommy!


Maybe you know someone who will be a Mommy soon and would love to make a Baby Shower Card or just a card to welcome the new addition to the family or neighborhood! Well why not check out Deedee's Baby set called "For Baby" here. This set and the sentiment from the Little Miracles set are the digital images that were used to make this very adorable Baby card. I so love babies and baby showers and had so much fun making this card.


Supplies List:
Pattern Paper - Nana's Nursery/DCWV, Purple Gingham/Creative Memories, K & Company, Pebbles Inc, Cardstock - Stampin Up, Recollections, Bling - Dollarama, Digital Images - For Baby/Deedee's Digis, Crayons - Roseart/Crayola, Baby's Oil - Jonhstons', Cutters - CM Ovals, Flowers - Prima

This card was made using a Crayons/Baby's Oil technique. I will be adding this tutorial on my blog in the next few days. So be sure to check back.  It is really cool and I know that some of  you will want to try it too!


I hope that you enjoyed this card and that it has inspired you to make some cute Baby cards of your own. I would say of all the cards I have to give away, I have very few of these kinds. So my goal is to create some more to add to my card box. Looking forward to seeing all that you do with Deedee's Digis. Remember the Vintage challenge over at Deedee's Digis Craft blog. There is still time to play along with this great challenge!  Can't wait to see your take on the Vintage style which seems to be popping up everywhere!

Wishing you well & many happy crafting days!
Hugs & Blessings
Dana

August 2, 2010

Sandy's Blog Candy

Just dropping in to share about some blog candy that my friend Sandy is giving away at her blog. This would be a great prize for anyone to win and there are many wonderful things to add to your crafting supplies. Check it out here!  Here is a picture of this great Blog Candy Give Away!


Leave Sandy some love and tell her that Dana sent you! Hope your all enjoying your summer and making loads of wonderful summer memories. Thanks for dropping bye. Be sure to check out Deedee's Digis craft blog because tomorrow it is my turn to post. Check the Deedee's Digis button in my sidebar panel. Off to make another card.

Happy Summer
Hugs
Dana

Copyright Notice

All the contents of this blog including but not limited to designs, concepts, and photographs are COPYRIGHT 2009-2014 Dana Colbourne. I have put a lot of work in these creations and would appreciate that you use them for inspiration and enjoyment. They are for personal use only and they are not to be copied or used for publications or contest. Thanks for stopping by and supporting me on this fun journey!