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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SUMMER BIRTHDAY CHALLENGE

Happy Wednesday, it's time for a New Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   If you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter Shop, I suggest that you go pay a visit, they have so many awesome images and they come with digi papers, backgrounds, etc.  Plus, there's a customer rewards program that is awesome.   Trust me, you will love it!!   Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter and you will get notices of all SALES and other SPECIALS going on! 
The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!
We also have a weekly challenge, with each DT team rotating weeks.  This week it’s Team Bs turn!  Challenge rules can be found here and our New Challenge can be found at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   Our challenge this week is SUMMER BIRTHDAY.
Our very generous sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and winner can receive a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at The Paper Shelter Shop - you win this prize if you have used one of their products on your card, this could be an Image, Backing Paper or Printable.  If you do not use one of The Paper Shelter products for your creation, you win a prize of 3 digi images of your own choice from The Paper Shelter Shop - wow, you can't beat that!  Please don't forget if you wish to enter several times that we limit this to 3 entries and at least one of those must carry one of our The Paper Shelter Shop products.    
http://www.thepapershelter.com/

For my card this week, I chose FUN IN THE SUN digital image from The Paper Shelter Shop.  I colored this amazing image with Copics and cut out with MFT die.  I really loved coloring this image, I love to color scenery and the beach scene was very enjoyable to color.  The front of my card features and Avery Elle clear stamp cut with Nesties, shells and a Jolee’s Boutique palm tree sticker.

WIN_20170626_23_25_31_ProMy papers are from Doodlebug Designs, Best Creations and Photo Play.  The inside features a magnet which helps keep the card closed, additional beach and flower stickers from my stash and another sentiment, this one from Kaisercraft and cut with Bo Bunny dies.

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I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  HugsSmile

Saturday, June 17, 2017

June Anything Goes Link-Up at IMAGINE THAT DIGISTAMP Creative Playground

Happy Saturday all!  Have you entered our monthly LINKY yet at Imagine That Creative Playground blog?  We're half-way through the month so you have about another 2 weeks or so to link up!

Theme: Anything (Crafty) Goes

The Link-Up closes June 30th

Remember, you can now get our monthly 'Featured set' FREE just for linking up using any Imagine That Digistamp!!  In addition, one entry will be selected by our DT for our "Cherry on Top" award and receive a $10.00 coupon to the shop.  You may use any other company's stamps/digis/none at all for a chance to win the prize, however you will need to use an Imagine That Digistamp to receive the Featured Set.  Please read all the Playground Rules HERE (also linked at the top of challenge blog).

This Month's Featured Set...

Giraffe With Coffee

I have used Beach Blanket Girl this month.  I colored this gorgeous image with Copics and cut out with die from my stash.  Papers are from Echo Park and Best Creations.  I also added waves and palm trees using dies from my stash.

Beach Blanket Girl

Sentiment is from Beach Blanket Girl set and cut out with Crealies die and daubed with Distress Ink.   Sure hope you like itSmile

Reminders:

  • In order to receive the Featured Set for June, you must use an image from Imagine That Digistamp
  • if you DO use an ITD image, be sure to add ITD after your name.
  • Entries are unlimited if using ITD, but limited to just ONE entry if not using an Imagine That Digistamp
  • Please add GDT after your name if you'd like to be a future guest designer.
  • Challenge ends June 30, 2017, at 11:55 p.m. 
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    SUMMER DAYS Challenge at Di’s Digi Designs challenge

    Happy Saturday to everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful week and are enjoying the start of your weekend.   I love weekends, and I got to sleep in today, so yay!!  Although I probably slept a little too late, but oh well…

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    We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS Challenge and it is SUMMER DAYS.  Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 10pm EST on Friday, June 30, 2017 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS Shop to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi Stamp images!!    

    I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS – the NEW website is AWESOME – a new format, new images and new sales!   Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge, so remember to visit DI'S DIGI STAMPS for all your digital images.  You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - the newest set has just been released! 

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    I used this adorable image “Jess and Little Pup” from DI’S DIGI STAMPS.   This image is colored with Copics and I cut it out with dies from my stash.    Papers are from Craft Smith.  I added a sentiment from Impression Obsession and cut with dies from my stash.  Piece behind image is also cut with die from my stash.  Flowers are from I Am Roses.

        Sure hope you like it and will come play along in our Di's Digi Designs Challenge!!

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    TIE A BOW Challenge at THE PAPER SHELTER

    Quick update before I get to today’s challenge – yesterday, June 13, was the first day since May 27th that our internet did not go out at all.  I am hoping it is FINALLY fixed – we have had to have 2 additional people come out and work on it in addition to our DSL provider – it has been a pain and my kids have been very cranky because of it.  Anyway, knock on wood, it is fixed.
    Happy Wednesday, it's time for a New Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   If you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter Shop, I suggest that you go pay a visit, they have so many awesome images and they come with digi papers, backgrounds, etc.  Plus, there's a customer rewards program that is awesome.   Trust me, you will love it!!   Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter and you will get notices of all SALES and other SPECIALS going on! 
    The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!
    We also have a weekly challenge, with each DT team rotating weeks.  This week it’s Team Bs turn!  Challenge rules can be found here and our New Challenge can be found at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   Our challenge this week is TIE A BOW.

    Our very generous sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and winner can receive a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at The Paper Shelter Shop - you win this prize if you have used one of their products on your card, this could be an Image, Backing Paper or Printable.  If you do not use one of The Paper Shelter products for your creation, you win a prize of 3 digi images of your own choice from The Paper Shelter Shop - wow, you can't beat that!  Please don't forget if you wish to enter several times that we limit this to 3 entries and at least one of those must carry one of our The Paper Shelter Shop products.

    http://www.thepapershelter.com/

    For my card this week, I chose Catharine digital image from The Paper Shelter Shop. I colored this amazing image with Copics and cut out with my Cameo.  I really loved coloring this image, her dress, with all its delightful folds, was super fun to color!!
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    My papers are Fab Scraps, sentiment is from Reverse Confetti and cut with dies from my stash.  I added a May Arts ribbon, which I also used to tie my bow, and bling flourishes from Zva Creative were added to finish off this card.
    I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  HugsSmile

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    MAKE IT DIGITAL at The Paper Shelter Challenge (and more internet woes)

    Sorry to be a bit late this morning – still being plagued by internet woes - I was more or less without internet from 11pm Friday until late Sunday and even then, it was in and out since thenSad smile - bad electrical storms fried our modem late Friday, new one got put in late afternoon Sat., but then due to some crazy wiring and other nonsense in our house, took me forever to get it running properly and it’s still quite inconsistent.  Ugh!
    Happy Wednesday, it's time for a New Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   If you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter Shop, I suggest that you go pay a visit, they have so many awesome images and they come with digi papers, backgrounds, etc.  Plus, there's a customer rewards program that is awesome.   Trust me, you will love it!!   Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter and you will get notices of all SALES and other SPECIALS going on! 
    The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!
    We also have a weekly challenge, with each DT team rotating weeks.  This week it’s Team Bs turn!  Challenge rules can be found here and our New Challenge can be found at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   Our challenge this week is MAKE IT DIGITAL - Use a digital image and or digital designer papers on your creation.   A "just" computer generated sentiment won't do it.

    Our very generous sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and winner can receive a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at The Paper Shelter Shop - you win this prize if you have used one of their products on your card, this could be an Image, Backing Paper or Printable.  If you do not use one of The Paper Shelter products for your creation, you win a prize of 3 digi images of your own choice from The Paper Shelter Shop - wow, you can't beat that!  Please don't forget if you wish to enter several times that we limit this to 3 entries and at least one of those must carry one of our The Paper Shelter Shop products.

    http://www.thepapershelter.com/

    For my card this week, I chose I Wish I Was There! digital image from The Paper Shelter Shop. I colored this amazing image with Copics and cut out with Lifestyle Crafts die.
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    My papers are Heartfelt Creations, I added flowers from I Am Roses and sea shells from my stash.  Sentiment is Stampendous and cut with Nellie’s dies, sand dollar is cut with Gina Marie designs die.
    I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  HugsSmile

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    New Releases at Craftin Desert Divas and major internet frustration:(

    Hello and happy Monday.  I am here to share my latest creation from CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS digis with you.   As I hope you’ve been following along with our CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS May New Release Event on FB, we have had sneak peeks since May 21 and the items officially released on May 27.  I was scheduled to share my release on that day, but due to weather and a whole bunch of subsequent issues, I have been without internet for over 48+ hrs. since about 11pm Friday night.
    If you are unfamiliar with CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS Shop, I suggest you go and pay a visit – you will find awesome digis, clear stamps, dies, sequins and a whole bunch of other fun stuff!! 

    Make sure to pay a visit to our FB Group CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS Gallery, where we have a monthly challenge, chatter, a place to share your makes using Craftin Desert Divas images, freebies and MORE!!
    Our May Challenge is going on now and the mood board this month is here: 
    No automatic alt text available.So, use the mood board to inspire your Craftin Desert Divas based project (you can use our clear or digi stamps as well as our dies).  Instructions are found under the FILES section at Craftin Desert Divas Gallery and make sure when sharing your project on other social media outlets, you use the hashtag #CDDMONTHLY.
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    My New Release project today uses two of the newest digi images is available at Craftin Desert Divas Shop.  They are “Farmer Boy,” and “Farmer Girl Watering Plants.”
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    I combined the 2 images in my Cameo using the PNG versions of each.  Image and background all colored with my Copics.  The amazing NEW RELEASE dies were used to decorate the card – I made a pop up strip with several of the dies from each of the new sets
    I Garden Accessories Dies
    Garden Border Dies
    I chose papers from Doodlebug Designs.  Images are cut with die from Fancy Frame Die set
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    and sentiment, which is from Capture The Good Times stamp set
    is cut out with die from Stitched in Circle Dies.
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    I sure hope you like it and that you will continue to follow our May New Release Event while we on the DT show off all our New Release projects, as well as play along with our May Mood Board Challenge at Craftin Desert Divas Gallery!  HugsSmile

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Look at what’s NEW at CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS

    Hello and happy Monday.  We are getting down to the end of my kids’ school year – just 2 more days.  Wow, seems like they just started the new school year.   Anyway, I am here to share my latest creation from CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS digis with you.

    If you are unfamiliar with CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS Shop, I suggest you go and pay a visit – you will find awesome digis, clear stamps, dies, sequins and a whole bunch of other fun stuff!! 

    Make sure to pay a visit to our FB Group CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS Gallery, where we have a monthly challenge, chatter, a place to share your makes using Craftin Desert Divas images, freebies and MORE!!
    Our May Challenge is going on now and the mood board this month is here: 
    No automatic alt text available.So, use the mood board to inspire your Craftin Desert Divas based project (you can use our clear or digi stamps as well as our dies).  Instructions are found under the FILES section at Craftin Desert Divas Gallery and make sure when sharing your project on other social media outlets, you use the hashtag #CDDMONTHLY.
     
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    My project today uses one of the newest images which you will soon be able to find at Craftin Desert Divas Shop.  It is called “Soak Up the Sun,” and it will be the next digi available for those of you signing up as “Going” to our NEW RELEASE Event – make sure you sign up to go by clicking HERE.
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    I colored this adorable image with Copics, and cut out with my Cameo.   I also used the sentiment from this set, which I cut out with scissors and then ran ink over before posting on a base cut with die from Tag Essential dies.
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    I chose papers from Photo Play, Echo Park and Best Creations.
    For the top of the ice cream cone, I added Twinkle Sequins with glue and then put glossy accent over top.
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    I sure hope you like it and that you will join as “Going” to our May New Release Event as well as play along with our May Mood Board Challenge at Craftin Desert Divas Gallery!  HugsSmile

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    TIC TAC TOE–3 In A Row–Challenge at Di’s Digi Designs

    Happy Saturday to everyone!  Hope you had a wonderful week and are enjoying the start of your weekend.   I love weekends, and I got to sleep in today, so yay!!  Although I probably slept a little too late, but oh well…

    weeblyheader2We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS Challenge and it is TIC TACT TOE – 3 in a row.  Use the board below, pick 3 in a row either up and down, across or diagonal to come play along.  Di has tons of images that will fit this challenge perfectly.  You have until 10pm EST on Friday, June 2, 2017 to come join the fun.  Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS Shop to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize.   You may also use a CandiBean rubber or clear stamp to have an extra chance to win the 2 Di's Digi Stamp images!!
    tictactoeI hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS – the NEW website is AWESOME – a new format, new images and new sales!   Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge, so remember to visit DI'S DIGI STAMPS for all your digital images.  You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line - the newest set has just been released! 
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    I used this adorable image Clever Penny from DI’S DIGI STAMPS.   This image is colored with Copics and I cut it out with my Cameo.   Letters are from an SVG file from The Cutting Cafe.  I chose sentiments from Paper Smooches clear stamps, stamped with Distress ink and cut with die from Gina Marie Designs.  Papers are Stampin Up, bling from Prima, bling flourish from Zva Creative, ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
        Sure hope you like it and will come play along in our Di's Digi Designs Challenge!!

    MAY Link-Up Challenge at Imagine That Digistamp

    Happy Saturday all!  Have you entered our monthly LINKY yet at Imagine That Creative Playground blog?  We're half-way through the month so you have about another 2 weeks or so to link up!

    Theme: Anything Goes

    The Link-Up closes June 2nd

    Remember, you can now get our monthly 'Featured set' FREE just for linking up using any Imagine That Digistamp!!  In addition, one entry will be selected by our DT for our "Cherry on Top" award and receive a $10.00 coupon to the shop.  You may use any other company's stamps/digis/none at all for a chance to win the prize, however you will need to use an Imagine That Digistamp to receive the Featured Set.  Please read all the Playground Rules HERE (also linked at the top of challenge blog).

    This Month's Featured Set...

    Pretty Petunias

    I have used the featured image Pretty Petunias this month.  I colored this gorgeous image with Copics and cut out with Crealies dies.  Papers are from Heartfelt Creations.

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    Sentiment is from Paper Smooches rubber stamps and cut with die from my stash.  Bling is from Darice.  Sure hope you like itSmile

    Reminders:

  • In order to receive the Featured Set for May, you must use an image from Imagine That Digistamp
  • if you DO use an ITD image, be sure to add ITD after your name.
  • Entries are unlimited if using ITD, but limited to just ONE entry if not using an Imagine That Digistamp
  • Please add GDT after your name if you'd like to be a future guest designer.
  • Challenge ends June 2, 2017, at 11:55 p.m. 
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    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    REAL/FAUX STITCHING at The Paper Shelter Challenge

    Happy Wednesday, it's time for a New Challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   If you are unfamiliar with The Paper Shelter Shop, I suggest that you go pay a visit, they have so many awesome images and they come with digi papers, backgrounds, etc.  Plus, there's a customer rewards program that is awesome.   Trust me, you will love it!!   Don’t forget to sign up for the newsletter and you will get notices of all SALES and other SPECIALS going on! 
    The Paper Shelter :: Digital stamps, Papers, Printables, Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Accesories and More!
    We also have a weekly challenge, with each DT team rotating weeks.  This week it’s Team Bs turn!  Challenge rules can be found here and our New Challenge can be found at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog.   Our challenge this week is STITCHING – REAL or FAUX.
     
    Our very generous sponsor is The Paper Shelter, and winner can receive a fabulous prize of $30 to spend at The Paper Shelter Shop - you win this prize if you have used one of their products on your card, this could be an Image, Backing Paper or Printable.  If you do not use one of The Paper Shelter products for your creation, you win a prize of 3 digi images of your own choice from The Paper Shelter Shop - wow, you can't beat that!  Please don't forget if you wish to enter several times that we limit this to 3 entries and at least one of those must carry one of our The Paper Shelter Shop products.
    http://www.thepapershelter.com/

    For my card this week, I chose Bath Time! digital image from The Paper Shelter Shop. I colored this amazing image with Copics and cut out with Nellie’s stitched die.WIN_20170516_00_36_15_Pro

    My papers, which have faux stitching on them, are from Stampin’ Up. Sentiment is from Stampendous and cut out with stitched die from Memory Box.  I added flowers from I Am Roses.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along!!  HugsSmile

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    MAY MOOD BOARD at Craftin Desert Divas!

    Hello and happy Monday.  Another busy weekend as my oldest daughter had prom and it was Mother’s Day here on Sunday.  I am here to share my latest creation from CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS digis with you.

    If you are unfamiliar with CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS Shop, I suggest you go and pay a visit – you will find awesome digis, clear stamps, dies, sequins and a whole bunch of other fun stuff!! 

    Make sure to pay a visit to our FB Group CRAFTIN DESERT DIVAS Gallery, where we have a monthly challenge, chatter, a place to share your makes using Craftin Desert Divas images, freebies and MORE!!
    Our May Challenge is going on now and the mood board this month is here: 
    No automatic alt text available.So, use the mood board to inspire your Craftin Desert Divas based project (you can use our clear or digi stamps as well as our dies).  Instructions are found under the FILES section at Craftin Desert Divas Gallery and make sure when sharing your project on other social media outlets, you use the hashtag #CDDMONTHLY.
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    My project today is for the May Mood Board Challenge and uses Squirrel Garden digi stamp which you can find at Craftin Desert Divas Shop.

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    I colored the image with Copics, and cut out with dies from Fancy Frame Dies and Mix It Up Dies .  I then daubed with Ranger ink.  I added Photo Play papers which I cut out with dies from Fancy Frame Dies, Mix It Up Dies and Pocket Pieces HI Dies

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    I added a sentiment, which you can find in the Hello You clear stamp set and cut it out with dies from Stitched In Circles Die Set and Inside Scallop Circles Die Set.

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    I sure hope you like it and that you will play along with our May Mood Board Challenge at Craftin Desert Divas Gallery!  HugsSmile