Monday, September 24, 2012

New Freebie Digi Papers and New Quick Pages

Hey Peeps!  I'm back with another freebie...more digi papers!  I really love to design papers.  Elements...  not so much, but I could create papers all day!  I'm really diggin' the color combo on these too.

BUT, before I share the link to download those, I wanna share with you some quick pages I've whipped up and added to my Etsy Store.  I'm working on a bunch more, so check back and pick up a couple for some easy-peasey scrapbooking.

Here's the link to download the My One and Only paper pack.  Enjoy!

Friday, September 14, 2012

My Kiddies

It's been a while since I posted (bragged) about my kids so I thought I'd share a couple of recent pics. Here is Ashley and Emily on their first day of second grade.

And here is my Olivia on her 3rd birthday last month:

I'm a lucky mommy!!

Another digi freebie will be posted soon...stay tuned!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Freebie - Pretty Princess Digital Papers

Just popping in (after almost a year!) to offer up a digi paper pack freebie. I retired this from my Etsy store, so I thought I'd offer it up as a freebie. Enjoy! Please leave me a comment if you download so I know if anyone is still out there and share with me any projects you come up with using these papers.

I'll try to offer more projects and freebies a little more often so check back often!! Have fun peeps!!

Download here.

Friday, November 11, 2011


My sweet Olivia...

Just sayin.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Freebie - Cool Yule Digital Paper Pack

Hey peeps! Since my last paper pack freebie was a success, here's another for you! Download here. Please leave a comment if you do. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Tags and Gift Card Holders

I just added some new gift card holders and tags in my etsy store. Christmas will be here before you know it! I just love these little Mistletoe Mice! I used Mistletoe and Mice Stamp by Gillian Roberts; Nestabilities Die Cut Labels #17; copic markers; distress ink; and stickles on her shirt and to create the snow.

Be back soon with a new digital paper pack freebie!

Monday, October 3, 2011

More Tags!

I'm on a tag kick these days!  Here are few more Halloween ones I created.

I opened up a new Etsy store as well "Dawnie Chelle Designs".  Michelle is my middle name so my friends have called me Dawnie Chelle ever since I can remember...thought it would be a cute store name.  I still have my Memory Lane Studios store for the invitations/digital paper packs/announcements.  I wanted a separate store for just the paper craft items.  Go have a look see!

I also started on some Christmas tags as well (stop rolling your eyes!).  It will be here before you know it.
 Have a great week peeps!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Halloween Tags

Hey all.   I again am the blogger slacker, but in my defense I had good reason to be a slacker.  I lost my dad on September 14th.  It has just been the absolute hardest thing I've ever gone through.  He was diagnosed with liver cancer at the end of last month and deteriorated quickly.  I saw him on the 13th after I got off of work, and I'm so glad I did.  I got a chance to tell him that I loved him and I got to hear him say that he loved me, one last time.  On the morning of the 14th my brother called me at work saying dad wasn't doing well and that I should come see him.  When I got to my mom and dad's house, the hospice nurse was there and they were giving him morphine for the pain.  Needless to say, he was out of it but I knew he knew we were there.  Both my brothers, my mom and myself were right by his side when he took his last breath later that day.  It is something I will never forget for as long as I live.  The following few days were just as awful making the funeral arrangements.  At the funeral last Monday the most heartbreaking thing I'd ever witnessed was watching my mom say goodbye to my dad.  They had been married for 47 years and together for 51 years.  They were inseparable...always together....never argued....and not a day went by that my dad didn't tell my mom I love you.  Actually, it was "Love ya honey-love".  He was such a great dad, I'll miss him every day for the rest of my life.

Ok, so to get my mind off things for a little while, I made some halloween tags for my etsy store.  I absolutely love the stamps from Waltzing Mouse.  These are from the Midnight Feast set.

I used Nestabilities Labels No. 14 diecuts in my Cuttlebug; distress inks; Memento black tuxedo ink; and dark red ribbon.  I have these same tags tied around mason jars filled with candy around my house!  I love the way they turned out.

I used Nestabilities Labels No. 17 diecuts in my Cuttlebug; distress inks; Memento black tuxedo ink, and black ribbon.  I think they would look cool tied around wine or soda bottles.

I've got a bunch more Halloween tags I want to make, then it's on to Christmas!  I bought some great Christmas stamps at Waltzing Mouse and stamps that compliment the Nestabilites Label diecuts and I cannot wait to get into those.  I'll share pics soon.   Have a loverly week my friends.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Digi Papers

It's been a while! This summer has had me busy with getting our house ready to put up for sale, work, kids, Olivia's 2nd b-day party and taking a couple little mini vacations with the family that I just haven't done much craftyness. But, I did manage to create a few new digital paper packs that are for sale in my etsy shop. Hope you find something you like!

I bought myself a be-lated birthday present and I'm so excited! I finally will be the proud owner of a Cuttlebug. I also splurged on some Nestabilities. They are suppose to be delivered to me today and I cannot wait to break that baby in! I have alot of Halloween projects that I'd like to do and put up in my etsy store, so stay tuned. Hopefully it won't be another four months before I post again! TTFN!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pretty in Pink

I finally got a chance to make a card. I colored this about a week ago but haven't had any time to put together a card. Today was the first day in about a week it's not raining and we actually have some sunshine. While hubby was outside rolling the yard, the girls couldn't wait to get outside and play. So as soon as I put Olivia down for a nap, I ran to my craft desk! Peace and quiet for about an hour!! Well, not really peaceful as I had MY music cranked. Usually the music around the house anymore is Justin Bieber, Big Time Rush or Taylor Swift...ugh!

Anyway, here's my card. I'm entering it into the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge and Mo's "Pink and Girly" Challenge

Hubby and I are going to a reverse raffle tonight. Wish us luck...would be nice to win something!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Cards for Twins

Tomorrow we are heading to a twins 1st birthday party so I decided to make the cards myself. I'm no expert by any means and I'm still learning, but I think they came out dang cute. Both images are digi stamps from Mo Manning. I'm even going to be brave enough to enter them into the DP2 Challenge "Something New". I suppose a 1st birthday is new, huh?!

3 cards in two days...I'm on a roll peeps!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ladybug Tilda

Here's the latest card I've made. Isn't this stamp the cutest? It's from Magnolia Stamps from the Raising The Ceiling Collection - Ladybug Tilda.

Being new to card making, I'm finding that I'm having the hardest time coordinating papers. Is it just me?! Well, I just went online and ordered a buttload of more paper so hopefully I'll have an easier time. I also bought quite a few new digi stamps, so now I just need to find the time to get to play! Along with having a full time job, hubby has full time job and is also working on his master's degree; and throw in twin 6 year olds, a 20 month old; and trying to get our house in shape to put back up on the market to sell..its amazing I find the time for anything else but sleep! I'm sure there are plenty of you who feel my pain! =)

Be back soon! Hugs!

Friday Favorite

This weeks Friday Favorite is the trailer for the movie Bull Durham. Absolutely love this movie and so started my infatuation with Kevin Costner. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend! Enjoy.

On a crafty note, I haven't had much time for crafting this week, but I did manage to crank out one card. I'll post later today.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Friday Favorite

I saw on someone else's blog that every Friday they post a favorite song, video, movie trailer, tv show clip, etc. I thought it was kind of cool so I'm gonna do that too! My first "Friday Favorite" is a video from Bon Jovi. I absolutely love this song and this video. I've had a crush on this guy since I was 17 yrs. old. It's pretty pathetic, but what's a girl to do? He's just the perfect guy, in my opinion of course. I've never met the man, but in 2000 I got tired of waiting around for him, so I went ahead and got married to someone else. That'll show him, right?! For some reason though, I just don't think he loves me as much as I love him... Have a groovy weekend peeps!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Just Bee-cause

When I saw this little bee bear, I had to have it. It's a digi stamp at The Paper Shelter. I have no idea how I stumbled across this store, but they have some super cute stamps. Go check 'em out! So here's my card:

I had to add some Stardust Stickles on his wings because I have Stickle OCD and I can't stop! I'm still trying to get the hang of card making. For me, it's alot harder than it looks! I'm still practicing hard with my copics and I'm finding out that the quality of paper is the key.

"Bee" back soon with another card. A new Magnolia arrived in my mailbox today and I can't wait to see how it turns out. Have a great week! =)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I made my first card! Not the best, but I had fun putting it together. The image is from Mo Manning called "Two Jill". I instantly fell in love with her. How cute is she?! Having 3 little girls myself, I get this attitude ALOT! I'm not sure who the paper is by...I just yanked some from my stash.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Copic Practicing

So I've been practicing with my copics and I think I'm starting to get the hang of it. I ordered a bunch more colors so I had more choices for shading. My advice to anyone who is thinking of purchasing some markers...don't buy the sets. Do some research as to which colors go together and build from there. My husband bought me a set for Christmas and even though I have 36 markers, I had to buy more individual markers to be able to blend. Anyway, here's a digi stamp I colored today:

I wanted to make this into a card, but I printed the stamp way too big and it won't fit on a card! Guess I should have measured before I spent an hour and a half coloring! Live and learn I suppose.

Here are the markers I used:

On the homefront....we had the Rockstar b-day party for the girls on Saturday and it was a success. The kids (and adults) had a great time. I actually came down with the flu last Wednesday and it turned into strep throat and bronchitis. I was so miserable at the party, but the show must go on! I'm feeling much better, but poor hubby came down with it today! I just pray the girls and the baby doesn't come down with it. Here are a few pics from the party: