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Monday, May 17, 2010

a BABY DOLLIE! plus new challenge and creations...

afternoon, my leedle chickens! how was the weekend? mine was way too short! but this week's going to fly by as i have SO much to do (The Son is attending his Junior Prom on friday, so we have many preparations all week!), before heading up to see Vel on thursday night, then we're off to CKC Buffalo on friday morning! WOOT!

so, first things first... new baby in the Dollhouse! ;) Adina-Dollie gave birth to a lovely little man on SUNDAY, and while the pic she sent was a bit fuzzy (taken on her phone), he looks like such a handsome young thang! i can't wait to meet the little fuzzpaw. :) Mommy and Baby are doing well, just staying in the hospital for a while as he came quite early, so we'll give you updates as they come in. CONGRATULATIONS, my lovely Dollie! SO SO happy for you! (folks, visit her awesome blog and leave some well-wishes if you like!)

and we have a brand new Mother-Daughter spotlight at The TownScrapper this week - this time it's not just a fabulous DUO, but a TRIO! Lori, Hannah and Ella Boyd are joining us, so drop by and see what GORGEOUS projects the three of them created with the Victoria Case stamps they chose (exclusive to The TownScrapper!)... you know what they say - girls who CRAFT together STICK together (like glue!). :)

today i give you a new Color Challenge for Design Dollies, and you REALLY need to check out the projects from our oh-so-talented Dollies HERE... they never disappoint, and they are FOREVER inspiring me! OH, and here's the prize you could win:

(i can't tell you how much i LOVE this line... and there is a TON of chipboard YUM in that pack!)

so your Color Challenge for this week?
BLUE, GREEN, BROWN and WHITE (or ivory):

my take on this one... i altered a gaudy neon yellow tin (originally purchased for something else that didn't quite pan out):

(this was my first time altering a tin, so i'm now on the hunt for the perfect paint to cover the icky yellow - the brown acrylic worked, TEMPORARILY! hee hee)

GO HERE to play along, and you might win that yummy Basic Grey prize pack of yum! you have until Sunday night at midnight EST to upload your NEWLY CREATED projects, but be sure to LINK to Design Dollies in your blog post in order to be eligible!

annnnnd i told you i had more stuff to share from my crop festivities this weekend... here's one i made for the Basic Grey challenge (to use PUNCHES - mine were a corner rounder and the MS funky edge that repeats to the left of the kitty), as well as the Paper Cutz challenge (to use an image of a dog or cat on your project - i've been waiting to use this cute Motivet kitty and this new Basic Grey "Green At Heart" paper was PERFECT for her!). here she is (don't forget to click to enlarge!):

and an angled shot, 'cuz i'm in LOVE with those green flocked flourishes!

and one more for today... this one was created for the awesome sketch challenge at Whiff of Joy this week (Adina-Dollie said i HAD to play with this stamp!), as well as the BLING challenge in the Simon Says Stamp group on PCP (the challenge there is BLING BLING BLING, baby, and the prize is BLINGY AND YUMMY! click her to enlarge, 'cuz i'm a bit proud of this one):

(behold the BLING!)

for this one, i HAD to bust out the new Cosmo Cricket De-Lovely paper, because it's just SO happy and yummy! my order arrived friday, and it was the first thing to go into my tote for the crop! :)

so there ya be, folks. hope your monday has been nifty and your week's off to a great start! and to those who left comments on my rant, THANK YOU for the understanding and the different perspectives - i appreciate every word left, and i understand where some of you are coming from. i am also NOT angry with you if you combine challenges, silly people! as you can see, i did that myself with these two cards! (but slap my hand with a wet lettuce leaf if you catch me going back in to edit my post if i find other challenges that the cards will fit - ESPECIALLY if the challenge specifies the creation must be NEW!)

ciao, chickens! *luff*


  1. Wow! You've been one busy crafter, Leah. I love the altered tin. Your cards are beautiful. Awesome embellishments!

  2. All your creations are so beautiful! Love you WOJ card...Willow looks so beautiful and I love your gorgeous papers and the fab bling flourish!
    Thanks so much for joining us at the WOJ Challenge!

  3. Wow, you have been super busy! GREAT projects.

  4. adina rules!!! congrats to her!!! love the colour challenge this week you made a gorgeous box there miss leah :D take care of yourself darl xo

  5. omygosh!! U are GOING to CKC BUFFALO!?!?!?! Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm yeah...U BETTER be making a side trip to visit Diana!!!! I am from Rochester originally!! :):):):) I love love love love that color combo...and as soon as I saw it on Andrea's blog...I was soooooooooooooooo about pulling out my papers to get started TONIGHT!! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I love love love love love love that little box U made and those cards are BEAUTIFUL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. woWEE!!! love all the stuff you made but this last WOJ card...crap girl THAT is fab!!!
    that green doily thingie is just awesome and your coloring is fantastic girl!!!

  7. Eeek! Loving all of it! That tin and FABulous and your cards are adorable! Wonderful Miss Orange!!!!!

  8. First I have to say that I love what you did with that tin!!! Hang onto that one, it's gorgeous!!! Have a blast in Buffalo! I am STILL crying that I won't be there or get to see you. AND... YAY for Adina!!! :) Enjoy the DeLovely goodness, too!

  9. Just look at all the wonderful things you created! The tin looks fabulous and that card! I LOVE that image!

  10. Love your creations and the new look of the bloggy! The tin came out awesome for a first time! Can't even first one looked...well we don't have to go there :oP

  11. what great projects! The little kitty is just too sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at PCC this week.

  12. Congrats to Adina on her new baby! Fantastic projects. You rock!


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