Thursday, February 28

Everyone needs ME time!

For the next 2 weeks, the challenge at MY HEART PIECES is {use your favorite three things}.
I used a pretty digi named Noyontara After Bath. My favorite things  that I used were 3 buttons.

Take Care of Yourself

Challenges:
~Sweet Stampin'-for a special lady
~The Sweet Stop-sketch #199
 ~Come and Get It-just add water
~Dream Valley-ribbon and bling (Stickles on mirror)
~One Stitch at a Time-use a digi (put #)
~Paper Makeup Stamps-stripes
~LEJ Designs-for a lady
~Tuesday Throwdown-thinking of you
~Divas By Design-anything goes
~In the Pink-pink and bling (Stickles on mirror)

Can you believe it's Thursday already! Wow!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
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Wednesday, February 27

Get Well Soon!

I made this card for a friend of the family who is in the hospital recovering from a heart attack.
We are hoping and praying for a quick recovery for him.


inside:
 Challenges:
~Tuesday Throwdown-thinking of you
~Crafty Boots- out of your comfort zone (I really don't do CAS very often)
 ~Use It Tuesday-uninked stamp (the sentiment stamp on the front was never used)
 ~Perfect Sentiment-CAS and get well
~Simon Says Stamp-anything goes
~Word Art Wednesday-anything uplifting
~Divas By Design-anything goes

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Pretty in Pink

The challenge this week at PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge blog is {use your favorite color}. Mine is PINK!
Well, one of my favs is pink. I have MANY favorite colors, because God has created so many beautiful colors to play with! It's hard to choose a fav sometimes! 'Cause I love 'em all!

I've used a Sassy digi.


Challenges:
~Dilly Beans-pink and red
~Mayzy Art-music
~The Stamping Shack-red,pink,white
~Dream Valley-ribbon and bling
~Robyn's Fetish-ribbon or twine
~Eureka-flowers
~LEJ Designs-for a lady
~In the Pink-pink and bling
~Through the Craft Room Door-anything goes
~Bearly Mine-anything goes

Have a wickedly wonderful Wednesday!!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Tuesday, February 26

My other blogs!

Just wanted to post about the other blogs that I own and post regularly

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Oh Baby,Baby

{PIN}spirational Challenge #46 is posted! Here's the {pin}spiring pic! It's sooo cute!
The sponsors this week are Fred She Said and Meljen's Designs.



I've used a Meljen digi for my card.

Hello Little Baby
Challenges:
~A Gem of a Challenge-bows
~One Stop Craft-for the kids
~One Stitch at a Time-use a digi
~Robyn's Fetish-ribbon or twine
~The Pink Elephant-anything goes
~Tammy's Scrapin' Corner-paper piecing (baby's diaper)
~Bearly Mine-anything goes
~Party Time Tuesdays-anything goes
~Through the Craft Room Door-anything goes
~CYDI-little ones

Have a happy day!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Monday, February 25

That's Just the Cowgirl in Me

Well, I'm really NOT a cowgirl! I have no cowgirl blood whatsoever!
I'm a Newfoundlander, for goodness sake! Haha!

The challenge this week at LOVE TO CREATE is {wrap it up with ribbon, string or twine}.
The sponsors are Eureka and The Stamping Chef.
I used a sweet little cowgirl from The Stamping Chef.

Howdy
Challenges:
~Sweet N Sassy-for a child
~Crazy 4 Challenges-textures (fabric)
~One Stop Craft-for a kid
~Totally Gorjuss-happiness
~Robyn's Fetish-ribbon or twine
~Whoopsie Daisies-add a sentiment
~Tammy's Scrapin' Corner-paper piecing
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Bash Your Stash!

 What do you do when you want to give a friend something special and this is what you have in your "stash" drawer of items to alter?
None of these things match!

So...MAKE THEM MATCH!

Here's what I did
I'm participating in a Bash Your Stash blog hop!!
The object of the hop is to use some of your oldies but goodies that you have poked away in a forgotten corner of your scraproom.

I used some old Basic Grey Ambrosia papers and letter stickers.
Also, the orange ribbon, I have no idea how much I bought of that in the first place
but I've been using it for years and still have quite a bit of it left!

Journal Book
Challenges:
~Joyful Stamper-inspire me Fridays
~Sparkle and Glitter-things I like (BG paper,ribbon,butterflies)
~Dream Valley-ribbon and bling (pearls on butterfly)
~Glitter N Sparkle-bling (pearls)
~Incy Wincy-anything but a card

Bookmark
Challenges:
~Crafting For All Seasons-dies and punches
~613 Avenue Create-anything goes
~Gingerloft-ribbons and bows
~Card Mania-butterflie
~Created With Love-bright and cheery

Pen and Pencil
Challenges:
~Fairytale-a set of something
~Basic Grey-anything goes (Ambrosia paper)

Here's the list of blog hoppers!
You are HERE--> Deanne Clarke-Saunders

 Enjoy the hop around!
Hope this posts! I've scheduled it for 7AM! Fingers crossed!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Sunday, February 24

A Sunshiny Day!

The challenge at PILE IT ON this week is
{sunshine}. The sponsor is Milk Coffee Stamps. I used one of their sweet digis.

To Sunny Days
Challenges:
~City Crafter-glitter
~Oldie But a Goodie-bright colors (old supply is BG Ambrosia papers)
~Shopping Our Stash-use oldest designer paper. 
(I'm not sure if this is actually the OLDEST but it's pretty old!)
~Tuesday Morning Sketches-sketch inspiration
~Crafting for all Seasons- punches and dies
~Crafty Creations- tic tac toe (orange, pearls, distressing-inking on edges)
~Word Art Wednesday-uplifting words
~Dare to be Sassy-stitching
 ~Shelly's Images-sewing
~Crafty Catz-punches and dies

Speaking of sunny days, we've booked a trip to Punta Cana.Next month this time we'll be heading for warm weather and beautiful beaches!!!
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Saturday, February 23

Linkies

  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Friday, February 22

It's Your Special Day!

The challenge at QKR STAMPEDE is {birthday with a number}.
I used an image called Girl with Balloon.

Happy Birthday
~Lexi's Creations-monochromatic
~Paper Makeup Stamps-anything goes
~Paper Playtime-sentiment stamp
~Songbird-birthday card with age
~Squigglefly-sentiment
 ~City Crafter-glitter
~Inky Chicks-birthday
~Cardabilities-sketch #69
~Tuesday Throwdown-monochromatic
 ~Digi Stamps 4 Joy-birthday

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

LUV-ly Couple!

The challenge for the next 2 weeks at CHOCOLATE, COFFEE and CARDS is {buttons (at least 2) and bows}. The sponsor is Bugaboo. Here's my card.

Luv U
Challenges:
~That Craft Place-valentine
~Bearly Mine-ribbon
~Make My Monday-ribbon and buttons
~LEJ-Designs-buttons
~Word Art Wednesday-uplifting words
~Fairies-love
~Totally Gorjuss-for a man

Well, remember that snow I said we DIDN'T get? We got it overnight! Yuck! And it's still falling! Oh my, when will this winter be over? So tired of it.....................

This is what I'd love to be doing right now!!!
 (Cuba 2011)

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Thursday, February 21

There's a Party Goin' On Right Here

Celebr8

Digi by 2 Cute Ink
Challenges:
~Bunny Zoe's-flowers and pearls
~ABC Challenges-all stitched up
~Eureka-inspired by a song (Celebration by Kool and the Gang)
~OLLCB-sparkle and shine
~Paper Makeup Stamps-anything goes
~Pause Dream Enjoy-hat
~Songbird-birthday card with age on it
~City Crafter-glitter
~Creative Card Crew-birthday
~Digi Stamps 4 Joy-birthday

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Sorry 'Bout That!

Oops, I Frogot...

 Frogboy digi by Hambo
Challenges:
~Hiding in my Craft Room-embossing
~Here Come the Boys-lots of layers
~Paper Makeup Stamps-anything goes
~Through the Craft Room Door- anything goes
~Stamp N Doodle-anything goes
~Whimsical Designs-going green
~Basic Grey-favorite..,paper is BG! (Marrakech)

 Here's my little girl. She always wants me to take her picture when I get the camera out!

Have a great Thursday.
Luckily we didn't get the snow as forecasted. Well, we got some but just a sprinkling.
Better than 25 cm that was expected! Yikes!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Wednesday, February 20

A Bouquet For You

Happy Birthday
Free digi by Imagine That
Challenges:
~Imagine That-progressive challenge
~ABC-H is for happy birthday
~Broken Box Stock-birthday
~Sweet N Sassy-3(patterned papers),2(ribbons),1(flower embellishment)
~Corrosive Challenge-favorite color combo (pink, orange, yellow)
~Inky Impressions-favorite color combo
 ~Clear It Out-birthday and at least 2 ribbons

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

A Holiday Card

Happy Holidays
Challenges:
~Digi Haven-snow
~Friday Mashup-use markers and make texture
~Jingle Belles-sketch
 
~Winter Wonderland-Christmas
~Just Us Girls-color inspiration
 ~Craftyhazelnut Christmas-anything Christmas
~Robyn's Fetish-winter and snow

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Think Nice Thoughts!

At PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY blog the challenge this week is {anything goes}!
I love that, don't you! You're free to create ANYTHING your heart desires!
The sponsors are Bunny Zoe's, Eureka and Crafty Sentiments. I used a Crafty Sentiment digi.

Nicest Thoughts
Challenges:
~Stampin' for the Weekend-distressing (inking)
~Incy Wincy-pop it up
~Melonheadz-for a child
~Paper Makeup Stamps-anything goes
~Bearly Mine-ribbon
~Craft Us Crazy-favorites (border punches, digi stamp, paper piecing,)
~Milk Coffee-cute
~Word Art Wednesday-anything uplifting

Have a happy Wednesday!
Oh my, our forecast is calling for MORE SNOW starting tomorrow!
When will it EVER end?
I have to think nice thoughts about Spring and warm wind and buds on the trees and blue skies and sunshine!!! Ahhhhhhh!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Tuesday, February 19

Wicked Awesome!

The {PIN}spirational Challenge has been posted!! It's #45!
*and there's a DT call going on too!
Woohoo! Here's the photo!
It's sooooo cool!


I used a Fresh Brewed digi.

Whatever!
 Challenges:
~3 Girl Jam-anything goes (with ribbon)
~Guylou's- BINGO ( bling,flowers,ribbon)
~Basic Grey-your favorite...Basic Grey paper is Lime Rickey
~Challenges 4 Everybody-anything goes
~Corrosive Challenge-favorite color combo (blue, yellow, orange)
~Daisy Doodles-anything goes
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Monday, February 18

Black and White and...

At PLATYPUS CREEK DIGITALS, the challenge for the next 2 weeks is {black,white and one other color}. Here's my card using a zebra. What better to use for a black/white challenge!!! hehe!

Hi Friend!
Challenges:
~Stamptacular Sunday-2 of something (2 heart brads)
~Perfect Sentiment-furry friend
~A Gem of a Challenge-punch (border)
~Challenges 4 Everybody-anything goes
~Stamp With Fun-friends
~Daisy Doodles-anything goes
~Paper Makeup Stamps-anything goes
~Tuesday Alchemy-hearts (brads)

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

She's Super!

The challenge this week at LOVE TO CREATE is {all that glitters}. 
The sponsor is A Day for Daisies.
Also, there are still many unclaimed prizes from our one year celebration.
Get on over and check to see if you are one of them!!

Girl Power

Challenges:
~Challenges 4 Everybody-anything goes
~Digital Tuesday-up,up and away
~Word Art Wednesday-uplifting words
~Sparkle and Glitter-things I love...Basic Grey paper
~Basic Grey-favorite...BG paper is Lime Rickey
~Craft Us Crazy-favorite...paper is Basic Grey Lime Rickey
~Frosted Designs-bold colors
~Simply Create Too-for a female

Well, it's a new week!!! Have a great one!!!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Sunday, February 17

Sweetness X 2!

So Sweet


 Digi by Lacy Sunshine
Challenges:
 ~CYDI-love
 ~Scrap Creations-BINGO (glitter, ribbon, flower-button)
~Top Tip Tuesday-love
~Tuesday Alchemy-hearts
~By Lori Designs-use a sentiment
~Divas By Design-love
~Inky Impressions-ribbon
~Stamp N Doodle-BINGO (digi image, ribbon, sentiment)
~Charisma Cardz-anything goes
~Cute Card Thursday-eyes

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Saturday, February 16

Love...

Here's another love card!

It's Your Love
 Challenges:
~Crafty Cardmakers-vintage love
~Card Crafter's Circle-red
~Creative Craft Challenges-hugs and kisses
~Inky Chicks-Valentines
~Top Tip Tuesday-love
~Tuesday Alchemy-hearts 
~Little Red Wagon-use the word LOVE 
~Paper Shelter-Valentines 
~Word Art Wednesday-uplifting words 
~Moving Along With the Times-love
 
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

So sick!

This week at QKR STAMPEDE it's everyone's favorite, {anything goes}!
Here's my card, using Sick Bear, and sick he is.
Poor thing! Just look at his eyes. He's even got a bed pan! Oh my!

Get Well Soon

Challenges:
~Robyn's Fetish-paper piecing (blanket, pajamas)
 ~Through the Craft Room Door-anything goes
~Tuesday Throwdown-anything goes
~Lia Stampz-anything goes
~Perfect Sentiment-furry friend
~Whiff of Joy-anything goes
~Crafts 4 Eternity-bear
~My Time to Craft-for a man

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Friday, February 15

Big Thanks!!!

 Here's a project I did today.
This is a box of chocolates I got yesterday for Valentine's Day.
I couldn't bear to throw the box away!
I had to alter it!

Here's how to do it.

You will need:
~Chocolate box
~12 x 12 piece of patterned paper
~Utility knife (optional)
~Glue
~Paintbrush
~Distressing Ink (optional)
~Embellishments of choice

 1. First things first! Open the box and EAT THE CHOCOLATES!!! Don't leave any! Don't even think about putting the chocolates back into the box after either!

2. Carefully take the box apart.

 3. Cover the box with glue and use a paintbrush to spread the glue around. Be sure to get glue especially along ALL the edges so the paper will stick

4. The box will fit on the patterned paper nicely. Use a brayer to be sure the paper adheres well to the box. This is not really necessary but makes the job way easier. Try and place it on the paper so you can get some bigger pieces left over to use with embellishments or use on other projects.
Waste not, want not!!!

5. Let it dry for a few minutes, then carefully cut it out, being sure not to cut your bigger areas too much.
 
Here are the scrap pieces I had left over

6. At the places where there is a slot, cut with a utility knife. Or you can use scissors to do this.

6. Fold on edges and distress the edges, if you like.

7. Carefully put it back together. It's ready to put a gift in. But NOT the chocolates, 'cause they're all eaten!!!

After I embellished it, here's what it looked like.

Thank You Gift Box

Challenges:
~Eureka-swirls and pearls
~Tammy's Scrapin Corner-handmade embellishment (butterfly)
~Flutter By Wednesdays-love (and a butterfly)
~Crafty Catz-BINGO (pearls, die cuts, ribbon)
~Fairytale-set of something (includes a card-see pic at top of post)

Thanks

Challenges:
~Scrap Creations-BINGO (pearls, die cuts, ribbon)
~Crafting for all Seasons-color inspiration
sundae brights 
 ~Charisma Cardz-anything goes
~Craft Us Crazy-favorite...die cut is my butterfly die cut
~Alphabet-A is for anything with wings
~Daring Cardmakers-butterflies
~Joyful Stamper-inspire me Fridays
~Raise the Bar-anything goes
~Basic Grey-your favorite diecut (butterfly)
BG paper is Out of Print

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

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