Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday Spotlight - Hats On!

Happy Saturday Everyone!!

I hope your Thanksgiving was as wonderful as mine!! It was so nice to have the kids here and just relax and enjoy each others company! Of course we ate "way too much" but that's what you're supposed to do on Thanksgiving ... right??

It's time for another Saturday Spotlight Challenge and today Vicki's challenge is all about HATS ON. We don't have a particular sponsor this week ... BUT ... there is blog candy available from the Spotlight Prize Vault for one lucky winner!! Also be sure to check out Vicki's Blog where she also has a small give away for an extra chance to those playing along in the HATS ON challenge. When playing our challenge, be sure to upload a DIRECT LINK to Mr. Linky over on the CHALLENGE BLOG and if uploading to other online galleries, please use the keyword SSHP09. We are so thrilled with the wonderful participation we've been having for our challenges and want to thank you for your continual inspiration and support!!

For my creation today, I chose to use these wonderful vintage images from online friend Kris Dickinson (Parkerquilter on SCS). Aren't they cute!! They are a product of Collagevisions. I've used my Fiskar's swivel craft knife to cut them out and positioned one in front of the other for depth. My sentiment is by The Cutting Cafe. I've used Nestabilities scallop ovals for matting and Kaiser half pearls for added color. The background paper is by DaisyD and the punched snowflakes are by Martha Stewart. For that added holiday sparkle, I've used silver Stickles around the edge and centers of the snowflakes.

I hope you enjoyed my HATS creation and please be sure to check out what the other Spotlight Diva's have created for you today ... these ladies continue to outdo themselves week after week ... what wonderful inspiration for us all!!!

*Vicki (creator/coordinator) ... *Chris (Coordinator) ... Boni ... Crystal ... Darlene ... Dawn ... Debbie ... Erin ... Jessica ... Maria ... Susan ... *Jodi (Guest Diva)

Thanks for taking the time out of your busy weekend to stop by!!

On a DIFFERENT NOTE, I wanted to share with you that Mark & I are celebrating our 15th Anniversary today!! It has certainly been a whirlwind year for us and I'm just so blessed to be able to share another anniversary with this wonderful man!! We have no big plans ... doing some holiday decorating and maybe go out some place nice for dinner but other than that ... we're just happy to have each other to share the day with!! Mark is more & more like his old self everyday and that is certainly enough of a gift for me!!!! Thanks ... just wanted to share my good news!!


Teri said...

So glad things are going your way, hope you have a happy anniversary!
Great card by the way, love those kiddies!!
Have a great weekend,
Teri xx

Penny D. said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!

Dawn B. said...

Happy Anniversary to you both.. I know it has been tough and I am so happy for you both.. This card is ADORABLE. I am really starting to fall in love with vintage.. Your blog is so sweet.. I love the fun background.. Hugs my friend and have a great day.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Congratulations on your 15th Anniversary my friend!! What a blessing!!! I am so happy that Mark is improving with each day!! Enjoy your special day, you deserve it!!

Your card is stunning!! I love the vintage look and the addition of the hats on the children is just too cute!! Awesome take on the SSHP this week, as always.

Kim said...

Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating and remembering all the wonderful times of the past 15 years!
Love your vintagey hats on card! Like I say, you are the queen of all things vintage and I LOVE it!
Kim xXx

Maria Matter said...

Yay, Darlene, Happy Anniversary!!!!
Be able to spend time together is the most precious gift of all!!!

Your card is brilliant, I love these vintage images and the way you framed it in stickles!!!!

Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Maria

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Yay Dar!! Happy 15th Anniversay to you sweetie!! :) I hope you both enjoy your time together today!!

I just LOVE your take on this challenge!!! Love the images with the Santa cute and I love your vintage're sooo good at it!! Enjoy the weekend in whatever you're doning and I'm so happy to hear you've had a lovely Thanksgiving!! HUGS

Vickie Y said...

Happy Anniversary!

Love the vintage card! TFS

Julie said...

Happy Anniversary, dear friend! That is wonderful news, indeed!!! You have had quite a tough year, but have come through it with such beauty and grace--well done!

Glad your Thanksgiving was so wonderful--ours, too! Your card is just adorable--love that vintage photo!

Have a fabulous weekend--and enjoy that dinner out tonight!

Crystal said...

Happy Anniversary Darlene!!!!! What a fun card for this weeks challenge...Great image and those hats just perfect!!!!

Jessica G. said...

This image is adorable and SO perfect for the challenge! How fun that you also used a sentiment from last week's sponsor, too. Wonderful card that really make me smile!!

Congratulations on your anniversary; have a wonderful day celebrating that impressive milestone!

Lyneen said...

Congrats on your anniversary... WOW 15 Years. I too know it has been a rough year... You are truly blessed celebrating this Thanksgiving and I pray many more to come...

I love the card you created with Kris's image... DARLING.

Hey stop by and enter my Blogoversary Giveaway!

Jodi said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love what you did for this week's challenge! Great vintage look ad love the idea to put the hats on these kids!

chercroppin said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Yahhhhh!!! I'm so happy for both of you hun!

I love this card Darlene! Cute image with adorable hats...and I love that bg paper, I might even have that some paper! Perfect choice in Nestites and I love your little pearls!

Debbie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both Darlene,Love your vintage card,Hugs Debbie x

Susan (rainy) said...

Loved your 'hats on' creation, Darlene. And CONGRATS on your 15 year anniversary. It is SO GOOD to read that Mark is continuing to improve with each passing day!

Here's to good health!

Pattyjo said...

Happy Anniversary! Staying together that long is a great accomplishment, with divorce being so common anymore.
My DH & I just celebrated our 39th and looking forward to the 50th.