Tuesday, November 27, 2012


My fellow DT member from Purple Pumpkin, Helen Tilbury is have a fantastic giveaway!
Check out her post here!
Bellaidea is also having a  fabulous giveaway:
Check out her post here!

. . . Debbie

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happiness Is A Delightful Autumn Day

Have you all recovered from your Thanksgiving dinner?  I cooked lots and lots for my family and we ate and ate and then watched the football game.  It was nice to have everyone together.  I'm sure a lot of you are out and about shopping those Black Friday Deals . . . not me!
 I'll be spending my day starting to put up my Christmas decorations. 
Now on the some craftiness . . .
I have another layout to share with you today.  I used my November kit from 
Artful Delight.  I love this kit!  I created my layout for the Happiness Challenge at Frosted Designs and the November Challenge at Get Creative, use 3 or more  different pictures.  This was a hard one for me as I usually only have one picture on my layout, but I'm happy with the result.  
Another layout completed for my friend Julina.
The pictures are from a family photo shoot taken in October.  Love them!!

I took the lined Maya Road heart from the November kit and cut out a smaller heart from pattern paper in the kit and out lined it with rick rack, also from the kit. I used an Amy Tangerine date stamp above the heart.
Below is the title which I printed on the computer.
Some leaves cut from a small punch and a Quickutz die.
For those of you out there braving the crowds to find your holiday bargains . . . have fun!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Candy Giveaway!!!

Christmas and New Year are just around the corner and it’s Giveaway time!
A little bit of time left to prepare your self for this wonderful time that brings joy and inspiration to all of us, along with that a bunch of photos will come that we all want to put in the album. We have one gorgeous kit to giveaway that contains everything you need for an amazing Christmas album!

Head to SCRAP FRIENDS using this LINK http://blog.scrapfriends.com.au/2012/11/christmas-candy-giveaway.html and follow the instructions for a chance to WIN!!!
  • 1 ring-bound album (20x20cm);
  • 3 tabbed dividers;
  • 10 designer pages;
  • 3 die-cut sheets;
  • 1 memorabilia envelope;
  • 21 tags & misc. die-cuts;
  • 16 paper & 4 glitter die-cut borders;
  • 31 pieces of decorative brads;
  • 14 acrylic stamps
  • 3 washi tapes.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Key To My Heart

I'm trying to get in a couple of challenges before the end of the month.  I always enjoy the sketch challenges at Once Upon A Sketch and put this layout together last night.  The theme this month is anything goes and I chose a picture of my friend, and best hairdresser in the world, Julina and her sweet little one, Zoey.  For those of you who are wondering why I scrap so many pictures of Julina, I have been working on an album for her. 
and here is Nadia's gorgeous sketch:
I dug into my stash again and used up lots of those "oldies" by 7 Gypsies, Jenni Bowlin, 
Glitz Designs and Prima.
One of the requirements of Once Upon A Sketch is journaling.  Tucked behind the doily is hidden journaling with special words from a mother to her daughter:
I added a lot of masking and stamping and machine stitching:
Love this cluster with a large Prima flower, along with two Maya Road flowers and a Recollections bird:
For those of you celebrating Thanksgiving this Thursday, 
wishing you a wonderful day spent with family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Sunday, November 18, 2012

So Sweet

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend!  Are you ready for Thanksgiving??  I am . . . everything has been purchased, I've got my to do list ready and just waiting for Thursday to come.  I'll have my "small" family over for dinner and can't wait to enjoy the day with them.  With that being said I do have a layout to share with you today using the November kit and sketch from Artful Delight and the "Sweet"  word challenge at Bird Is The Word along with the Chevron Challenge at Scrap Africa.
I loved working with the Crate Paper On Trend papers in the kit!  Love the bright colors. 

I did a lot of machine stitching:
 and stamping:
I used some pink ribbon from my stash and laced it through the frame:
Here is a little cluster.  
The flower, brad and button are part of the kit.
I added a few embellishments from Purple Pumpkin.
Here I used a satin flower, a butterfly flair badge and white crochet doily:
 and here I used some tickets and a resin flower:
There are still a few November kits left to purchase at Artful Delight.  You can check out the contents and order your kit here.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Winner Of My Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop RAK

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog during 
Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop!   
The winner of my RAK is . . . Julie Tucker-Wolek!  
Congrats Julie!!!  
Please email me at mdjsburns@aol.com with your mailing address.

I'll be back on Sunday to share a new layout with you.  For now here is a little sneak peek:

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Boy And His Toys

If you are here for the Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop, click here for my post.

Happy Monday everyone! Hope all of you had an enjoyable weekend!  The weather here was beautiful and I took advantage of it and got some yard work done, raking leaves, cutting back perennials and digging out the annuals that the frost have taken in my flower beds.  So sad :(  as my flower gardens look so barren now.  On the bright side, I have a layout to share with you that I created using some Purple Pumpkin embellishments. 
I have to say I'm proud of myself lately for digging into my stash and using up some of those older collections.  Here I used some Crate Paper and Fancy Pants!  Love this picture of my son when he was just a little one, only 9 months old.

A few closeups of the Purple Pumpkin embellishments:

While we are on the subject of Purple Pumpkin, Sam is having a hugh giveaway on the Purple Pumpkin blog:

One lucky winner will receive a GIANT LUCKY DIP BAG, worth over $50, full of loads of fabulous embellishments, including flowers, buttons, flair buttons, twine, washi tape, and some EXCLUSIVE goodies that only they will receive!!!!! 
Here is a look at some of the great Purple Pumpkin embellishments:

Check out the post here and enter for a chance to win and while your entering for a chance to win the giveaway don't forget to take a look at the November sketch challenge here for a chance to win more Purple Pumpkin embellishments!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

Friday, November 9, 2012

Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to the Frosted Designs Fall Blog Hop!!
You should have arrived here from Diana's blog. If you get lost along the way, head back  to
Frosted Designs for the full list.
This is a Recipe Challenge Blog Hop - Now what does that mean??  
We have an overall Theme of "Fall" and the RECIPE can be found along the way.  Each Designer is using one "ingredient" on their project.  There are 12 stops on the hop, which makes 12 Ingredients.  You choose 6 of the 12 ingredients to create your "Fall" project and link it up to the Frosted Designs BLOG.  My  ingredient is STAMPING.
To highlight the picture on my layout I machine stitched a few circles around it and also added some stitching around the edges of the layout to act as a frame.  I am entering this layout in the  Stitching & Sewing Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

I chose to do a little background stamping on my layout after adding some gesso:
and also used a tag, envelope and ticket from my stash that includes stamping:
and here I have a beautiful  cluster of embellishments that include some Purple Pumpkin goodies!
We have some awesome sponsors for our hop:
Boys Rule Kits

I am also offering a chance to win my RAK:
 Become a follower and leave me a comment. . If you are already a follower, then  leave me a comment  and let me know.  Create a project for our Recipe challenge using stamping as one of your ingredients and come back and leave me a comment for another chance to win my RAK.  I'll announce the winner of my RAK on Thursday, November 15.

 Your next stop along the blog hop is Lori M.
You have until midnight (cst) Wednesday November 14th to link up your project on the Frosted Designs Blog.

Have fun and thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Home - Purple Pumpkin November Sketch

Can't believe it's already November 1st.  Where has the year gone?  It's chilly here in Maryland today with temps in the 40's.  The leaves have changed color but didn't stay on the trees for long. The strong winds from Hurricane Sandy passed through on Monday and now all the leaves have fallen to the ground.  I've got a lot of raking to get done once they all dry out.  The November sketch has been revealed at Purple Pumpkin and here is my layout highlighting a couple of things that make my home mine.
and the Purple Pumpkin sketch:
I dug deep into my stash of papers that I have held on to for a long time and used Ruby Rock-It's Upstairs Downstairs along with some scraps of papers by Daisy D. 
 Here I used a Purple Pumpkin blue plaid fabric button along with some Prima sunflowers.

 Two wooden frames that I've had forever by Li'l Davis Designs along with a heart and home fabric buttons by Purple Pumpkin.

I found this wooden "home" at Michaels, perfect for my title!
You have until the end of the month to complete this Sketch Challenge and link it up in the sidebar at Purple Pumpkin by midnight 30th of November 2012. There will be two fabulous Purple Pumpkin prize packs to give away - one winner will be chosen by the design team, and the second will be a random prize draw.
Please check out our RULES HERE!!!
Everyone has a chance, even without using PP products!
REMINDER: Post your pages on Purple Pumpkin's  FACEBOOK wall whenever you use their products and we will choose a "monthly favorite" to feature on our blog and facebook wall! That's an extra chance to win some goodies!!

For those of you that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie