Sunday, February 5, 2012

Digi Darla's Blog Hop and Lasting Memories Challenge -"Going Digital"

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Welcome to our first hop of 2012 at Lasting Memories!! If you've come from  Karen  then you're on the right track! If not, just click HERE to start at Lasting Memories and you'll also find all the details of the hop there! Please be sure to read through because this week we have a lot going on! We're being sponsored by Digi Darla which is PERFECT since this weeks challenge is "DIGITAL"!! 

For my layout today, I used Digi Darla's "Blessing of Heaven"
I thought this was a perfect little image for some newborn photoshoot pictures I have of my daughter Kenzie. I colored her up with my Derwent Coloursoft pencils and cut her out with my razor blade and popped her up on pop dots. I think she is soooo cute!

I first started with my paint "waterfalls" and let them dry, then I used Echo Park paper, Recollections flowers, and a sheet of printed roses from GCD studios.

I layered 3 flowers from Recollections and attached them with a brad. I also stickled some of the edges of the flower and tucked a TH key underneath.

This is a chipboard ticket by Paper Accents that I covered with EP paper and sealed with Inksenntials Glue N Seal. I used a Studio G stamp and some pearls by Recollections. I inked the edges with Distress ink in walnut ink..

This is 5 stacked flowers by Recollections, stickled and stuck together with a brad.

I fussy cut these roses out of a printed sheet by GCD Studios.. So Pretty!! ( I added the yellow flower later that is shown in my full layout picture above. It had a white hole that I didn't like so I took another picture after I added it but I didn't update this picture.)

The butterflies are MS punches in 2 different sizes.

I also added a TH lock from the lock and key set
This entire layout was inspired by Marilyn Rivera, She is soooo good at what she does!! Check her out!

Please come join us at Lasting Memories for our Going Digital challenge! Digi image, digital layout, or even a layout of you taking digital pictures!

I am entering this in the following challenges:
DYSU - Anthing goes
ScrapFit - Blank canvas

For my Blog Candy I have a current giveaway going on right now!

All you have to do is:
1. Be a follower (1 entry)
2. Like my page on facebook here (1 entry)
3. Comment on this post letting me know you have done each!

For bonus entries share my giveaway on your facebook or blog (1 entry each)
I will pick one winner when I reach 100 "likes" and 300 followers, if you follow one or more of the criteria, you could be the winner!
Hurry because I'm getting close!

I also have a super huge favor to ask all of you..
I have a "Cards for Emily" project going on right now, please come back after the hop and take a look. All I ask is that you make a heartfelt card for this little 6 year old that just wants to go home! She was diagnosed with Leukemia and has been in the Ronald McDonald house for about 2 months. The cancer is now undetectable but she is on 7 different chemos and supervision until she can finally go home. She would love some cards by you! If you could, I would greatly appreciate it, she is my niece :)

Now it's time to hop onto  Denise  for more inspiration!! We're also including our friends from Digi Darla's DT in our blog hop and we'll finish up at Digi Darla's Designs where you can view her newest releases and more!! Once you've had a look around, leave Digi Darla a comment and let her know which image is your fav for your chance to win 5 of her images!!!

How's that for a busy funfilled week!!! Be sure to join us and show us your digital creations ! All the details can be found at Lasting Memories .. Here's your master list in case you get lost .. happy hopping!!!


And Our Friends from Digi Darla's are doing ANYTHING digital - doesn't have to be a layout!!

Thank you for hopping with us and be sure to come back and play a long with us!!! Here's a sketch from Heather at Scrappy Sketches for inspiration as well - REMINDER: sketch is OPTIONAL - only layouts following our challenge are eligible for giveaways.



WencheP said...

WOW - this is beautiful. Love every detail. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Stacia said...

Wow, this is super cute!! Love it
Stacia - LMDT

Suzanne said...

Wow stunning layout. The digi looks awesome and I love the flowers and the paint. Very cool effect.

Kimberly said...

love the paint effect!!! might have to lift this one of yours! ;)

Karen Wilson said...

I love that painting affect! I'm going to have to try that. I'm looking at your LO and thinking, there's so many things I DON'T do and I SHOULD! The painting, more layering - gorgeous and that image is sweet and love that you popped her up!!!

craftin-dawn said...

gorgeous! Beautiful baby girl!! I love your "waterfall" effect very awsome! You colored the DigiDarla image beautifully!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Love your digi LO! Fabulous LO!

Michele F. said...

Your attention to detail is over the top on this one. The stacked flowers with stickles and a brad to hold together... as an example Seriously... you think of every little thing and it always looks so beautiful! :-) Cute photos. said...

Beautiful layout. I love the picture with her fee in your hands. OMG!!!

Edwina said...

I am a follower of your blog. I liked you on facebook and left a comment. I love your layout! You did a great job coloring the image! Love the roses ans butterflies. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

Lean said...

Beautiful page cool paint work and lovely pink colors.

Scrappin Mama said...

Wow that is so AWESOME!!!! I love the waterfall effect!!! Colored beautifully
Thanks for joining us at DigiDarla's

Digi Darla said...

Fantasticly awesome, Michelle! Such a cool layyout and all that fussiness really shows...gorgeous work! I love how you add those extra special touches...amazing. An what a cutie pie baby girl!! Makes ya wanna smooch her all the time I bet! :) Thanks very much!XXX~DigiDarla

wendipooh13 said...

gorgeous page and pics!!!! Wow!!! love how the color looks like it spilling out and those photos are sooooo sweet!!!

Beckie said...

This is great. Love all the details.

Be blessed, Beckie

Amy said...

Not only do I love the layout, Michelle, but I LOVE the photographs too!! Great idea to use black and white photos!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your Digital talent at Lasting Memories this week!! It was so fun hopping with you!! :)

Your Lasting Memories DT Sister,
Amy :) at

Elizabeth said...

Just beautiful! I am so in love with those photos! Black and white photos really add to the layout. The digi works well too:)
Elizabeth LMDT

Carol said...

Gorgeous layout Michelle, love all the elements. Carol x

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

Amazing LO!! Love the paint waterfalls, misting and your fab color work! These photos are simply amazing as well! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

Lisa Watson said...

Love the baby pics!!! Such a pretty LO!! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapfit!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Michelle. Your layout turned out great. I love the butterfly and flowers.

I'm new to your blog and now I'm a new follower.

Thanks for letting me enter your giveaway. It's all so bright and cute. I just hope I'm not too late. I'm also liked you on facebook and shared your giveaway there too.

I hope you'll stop by and visit me too. I'm having a couple of giveaways.

Hugs...Tracy @ cotton Pickin

Haven_mom4 said...

love the combination of paint, flowers and digi. Turned out realy cute

Brianna Marshall said...

amazingly adorable layout!she is soo precious!I had a baby girl in June 2010,and her name is Kenzie also :)