Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Making Time to 'PLAY'

Hello Everyone!  
Can you believe another year is nearly at it's end!  WOW!  
Hubby is back at work for a few days so I've been back in 
the 'crafting cave' playing with ink/paper/digis. 

The Crafty Secrets Challenge over on the CS Forum of SCS this week is hosted by Marcy and she has challenged us to "BLING IN THE NEW YEAR" ... how clever is that!!  Of course you need to create with your Crafty Secrets/Heartwarming Vintage products so I went right to my Seasonal Booklet.  You didn't have to make it New Year's but I saw this image and thought it was PERFECT for the occasion!  My BLING came in the use of DCWV glitter background paper, holiday ribbon from Michael's and beautiful glittery snowflakes which I had in my stash for a LONG time and finally put them to use!  To attach the glittery snowflakes, I used Doodlebug glitter brads.  The last touch of 'sparkle' came in the form of Diamond Stickles zig-zagged around my image.  It's so pretty IRL ... I hope you can see all the sparkle!  Now I'd better get it in the mail!  LOL!

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If you have any Crafty Secrets / Heartwarming Vintage products, PLEASE come join in the fun!  2011 promises to be another exciting year of inspiration in this group and if by chance you don't have any of these amazing stamps, stickers, booklets, creative scraps ... and more ... in your stash, now's a great time to check them out by clicking either on the link above ... or by clicking on their LOGO in my sidebar!  You won't be sorry!  Sandy Redburn is the owner/artist and her products are TOP NOTCH in every sense of the word!  Go see for yourself!!

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MORE NEW YEAR'S FUN was had when I attended an 'online End of the Year Party' over on CDAC (Crafter's Digital Art Center) in the "priscillastyles" Group.  Oh my gosh ... I never laughed so much ... hubby thought I had lost my mind as he was watching TV and I was on the computer in the other room laughing hysterically!  Priscilla even provides us with a free digi to create with for the party ... once we requested our invitation!  Here are a couple of cards I came up with ... isn't this digi image awesome?
What a fabulous idea Priscilla had here and we all had such a great time!  I'm so looking forward to the new images & ideas that Priscilla will come up with in 2011!  She's a VERY clever, talented lady!!  To see more of her amazing images & ideas, please visit her STORE as well as joining in on the fun over at CDAC!  There are a TON of digi artists displaying their awesome creations ... I'm sure you'll find MORE THAN ONE that will fit your style.  OH YEA, don't forget about Priscilla's other LOVE ... The Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!  There's ALWAYS something amazing & fun going on over there too!!  See what you've been missing!!  PLEASE ... CHECK IT OUT!!

THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by today!  Sorry I was so long winded ... I just couldn't wait to share all the fun with you!!  Have a great day and if I don't make it back here in the next couple of days, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!!

Thanks for the friendship ...


  1. Hi Darlene! I love your vintage image here, your card turned out so nicely. :-)

  2. i'll be happy to share that champagne with you!

    stunning cards.

    happy, happy new year, my friend.

    hugs :)

  3. Oh girl, such fabby creations here!! LOVE the sparkle and the fab snowflakes!! Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year friend!! HUGS

  4. Hi Darlene!!

    I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas... We have been busy here as well but had a fabulous holiday season. New Years will be quiet here at home with the kids.
    Love you cards today...
    Happy New Year to you and Marc and all the best in 2011!!!

  5. Love the vintage card! I wish I had more time so I could play the Crafty Secrets Challenges again! I still use their products though....just spent $100 bucks in their on-line shop!

  6. Beautiful Darlene, and I love your stageing. Happy New Year!!

  7. Love your bright, happy cards! I stopped by the party for a little while between running here and did look like fun! Wish I could have sat an enjoyed it longer.

    Happy New Year to you Darlene! ;D


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