Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Card Design: Happy 4th Birthday Imagine That Digistamp!!!

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Hey folks! Imagine That! Digistamp turns 4 years old this month and we've decided that this is the perfect opportunity to take a little walk down memory lane. Over two posts yesterday and two today, we are showcasing creations made with our DT members' favourite sets along with a sample of their very first project! Be sure to head on over to the blog to check out the creations thus far!

Here are my contributions! I hope you enjoy this little trek down memory lane!

I officially became a DT Member in December, 2014.

My very first project was this card:


 You can find the details for this card HERE.

Now here is a card made with my favourite set in the store...


using

I really love the moonlit lake in one of the coloured versions from this set. There is just something so romantic about these beautiful swans. The bow tie on the male and the flowers intertwined on the female's neck are such sweet additions. I also love the heart shape that their heads make. It is an image that simply exudes love. I've paired it with a pretty paper from one of my favourite digi paper sets from the store simply re-colouring it to match the colour of the water.

Other Details:

Notes:
  • This is my very first shadow box card that my momma requested for a family member's wedding. Here is a view from the side:

Embellishments:
  • Paper flowers received as a gift in a care package from a friend.

INSIDE

OVERALL
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiments used on the front and inside were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

Challenges I am hoping to enter..

...more to be added later

Be sure to pop over to the blog to check out all the projects thus far and find out how you can possibly win your favourite set from the Imagine That! Digistamp store.

Take care my friends and I hope to see you all again soon!

Until next time,

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Whether you are Irish or simply Irish at heart, for those of you out there who celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I have a new freebie for you. It is obviously too late to use it this year (unless you can make green lips good to use for something else) but it will work out for next.

Hope you like it!


 https://app.box.com/s/1uw927i51g2z3aik3gafmrdb1uteztr4
This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from AF-Studio (via Design Cuts) and Melo Vrijhof, Pixel Scrapper. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.


Psssst...

 #0123 Lucky Charm
You can find a free St. Patrick's Day themed sentiment available for one week only over on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Click HERE to head to that post now.

Hope you all have a great day! See you on the flip side!

Until next time,

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Card Design: Limited Runs Progressive Challenge...March

Limited Runs Badge

Hello everyone! My good friend, and fellow Ontarian, Nikki, is dipping her toes into the Progressive Challenge pool to see whether it might become a regular thing. I love her images and have wanted to work with them more; so, this provided the perfect chance to do so!

The Progressive Challenge is actually on Facebook (FB) in the Limited Runs Group and can be found HERE. You will need to join the group in order to access the information. Now thankfully, Nikki is willing to accept mailed in entries for those people like me who don't have FB accounts. You can find her email addy in the side bar of the store. In fact, if you don't have a blog, that is okay too. Simply send a photo and she'll add you in.

Check out the adorable image that we got to work with this month...


If you'd like to purchase this image you can find it over in the Limited Runs Store on a special page that will showcase all the Progressive Challenge images. Click HERE to head there now. Until March 13th you can buy it for $1 and then after that it will go up to $2.00. There is also a pre-coloured version that you can purchase as well, found on the same page:

Such a little cutie pie!

The round of Progressive Challenges will last for three months and there will be a grand prize winner at the end of it all.

Challenge #1: Ends March 13th
Challenge #2: Starts March 15th and will end April 13th those that played the month before will get the free digi and those who didn't can buy into the challenge for only $1.00.
Challenge # 3 Starts April 15th and will end May 13th 

Then a Grand Prize Winner Will be Picked
and a new round begins!

If you have any questions at all, please contact Nikki!

Here are my card and details...

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Little Boy: You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured digitally. Credits include:
    • PJs paper pieced with one of my own papers

Digital Embellishment Details: 
  • Ribbon and eyelets from the same Baby Blue kit mentioned above.

INSIDE



OVERALL
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiments used on the front and inside were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

Digital Paper Products:
  • I have used a paper that I created that will be part of a baby themed kit I've started working on called, Baby Blessings.

Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and the sentiment. 
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am entering...

Challenges I am hoping to enter..

Be sure to pop over to the Facebook Group to find out all the details you need or visit the details page over at the store by clicking HERE.

Take care my friends and I hope to see you all again soon!

Until next time,

Friday, March 03, 2017

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #132...Anything with Wings

http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.ca

Hey folks! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #132, the theme is Anything with Wings. Birds, insects, or even fairies, it is all up to you. Even an airplane would work since it too has wings. Use your imagination and have fun!

Here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any important details:

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.

FRONT


Digital Image Details:
  • Dove With Branch: I love this beautiful image. So peaceful. You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name or watermark linked below.
  • This image has been coloured digitally. Credits include:
Dove With Branch


Digital Embellishments:
  • The base behind the sentiment was created from a template originally designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.

INSIDE



OVERALL
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiments used on the front and inside were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

Digital Paper Products:
  • I have used a paper from my A Grungy Christmas Mini Kit.

Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and the sentiment. 
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am hoping to enter..


You have until April 6th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Anything with Wings. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules). In addition to all the typical criterion, you MUST USE A DIGITAL OR STAMPED IMAGE to qualify for the drawing (unless stated otherwise). We would absolutely love to see you use a Pattie's Creations (PC) image on your card, but you are allowed to use other images. If you do use a PC image, you will gain an extra entry in the draw and will have a better chance to WIN!  Easy Peasy right!

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget...Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Until next time,

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

I'm Sponsoring...The Outlawz Challenge Blog

http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings
 

Hello there! Regrettably, I've been a bit remiss and haven't had the time to post about two previous sponsorships--one for Creative Moments and one for Digitally Sweet. My apologies to both these challenge blogs.

Before I go to bed tonight I wanted to make sure that I let you know about my current sponsorship over at the Outlawz Challenge Blog. While you do have to sign in over at Outlawz, it is free to be a member and there is a different challenge every day of the week to keep you busy. Every Monday it is the Greeting Cards Challenge. That is the one that I am sponsoring this week.The rules of the challenge are that your project must have a greeting/sentiment on the outside. The theme this week is Anything Goes. The weekly winner is announced at the beginning of the following week and the prizes are awarded monthly.

Now for this challenge I decided to allow members to use any of my designs that they could make work for their project.

The prize will be winner's choice of any of my full kits or a total of 30 papers (for ex., 5 mini kits).

Now while it was only for one day, I also wanted to mention that I sponsored one of the Outlawz DT members, Holley B., who was having a special celebration throughout the entire month of February. Holley just celebrated her 7 year post brain surgery anniversary. Serious congrats to Holley! Please be sure to congratulate her on such an amazing milestone. You can find her blog HERE.

I offered up one of my sentiment sets as a prize to three lucky winners on her blog during her Feb. 27th post. Now normally here is where I offer up a freebie for incentive. However, this time I'm going to do something a bit different. I'm going to offer up that same sentiment set to three of my own readers.


In order to be eligible to win, simply leave me a comment letting me know of a special celebration where you'd use one or more of these sentiments. I'll pick three winners and share the names next week. You have until end of day next Monday, March 6th, to submit your comment.

Now if you'd like a freebie for the challenge, since it is anything goes, click on 'free' or 'freebie' in the sidebar and there are over 200 plus posts to choose from to find something that would work for the challenge.

You can find out all the details you need to enter the challenge over at the Outlawz Challenge Blog. To head there now, click HERE but don't forget you need sign in to play. I hope to see some of you there!

Until next time,

Winners!!! Scribbles Designs 4th Birthday Bonanza Challenge & Blog Hop


Howdy folks! The winner post from the recent Birthday Bonanza Challenge and Blog Hop is up over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. I'm just popping in to share the name of the winner of the image that I offered up on my blog.


Congrats to... 

Peggie Sue

 who has won a copy of:
 

 Peggie Sue, to claim your prize, please send a message to Lisa at decossesdynamitedoodles [at] yahoo [dot] ca (don't forget to replace 'at' and 'dot' with the appropriate symbols), with the subject heading, "SD BH Image Winner". Be sure to let me know your name and the image that you have won (since I'll be getting this same message from several other people).

If you participated in the blog hop or the challenge be sure to click HERE to find out who all the luck winners are. It might just be YOU!

Until next time,

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps February Challenge

http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/blog/

Hello everyone! I'm so pleased to say that Faith, the designer and owner of  From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) is feeling better and wanting to get the progressive stamp of the month challenge back up and running!

I'm so happy to be working with these amazing images again!

In order to enter the FTHS progressive challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month (June 2016) or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge. Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge. Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself. While you are there, have a look around. They have some really awesome images.

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.
  • For the front of my card, I used a sketch from From the Heart Stamps. I just love their sketches!

FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • The image on the front,“Hogs and Kisses PigWit”, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps. Click on the title or on the watermark below to go to its location in the store.
  • If you missed out, you can still play along with the challenge by purchasing the image. Then you can enter the challenge and receive next month’s digi free. Alternatively, if you spend $10 in the From The Heart Stamps store this month, you'll receive the image for free. To find the special code you need, be sure to check out the original post by clicking HERE.
  • This image was coloured digitally. Credits include:
FtHS_Hogs and Kisses PigWit Preview

Digital Embellishments:
  • The daisies on the front were created using a template from Kathryn Estry's Flower Factory kit obtained at Professional Scrap Designs.
  • The leaves were created using a template from Sheila Reid, a designer with Pixel Scrapper.

Digital Sentiment Details:

INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

OVERALL
Digital Paper:
  • The dotted paper is from the Bloom kit designed by Rachel Dickson from ComputerScrapbook.com, and is still available as a freebie.

Digital Embellishments:
  • I created and layered two basic square shapes to serve as matting in behind the image on the front and the sentiment on the inside. I also created one to serve as matting for the sentiment on the front. All these shapes were adjusted simply with bevels.
  •  I also created three lines and then adjusted them using a layer style from Shelby Kate Schmitz of graphicssoft.about.com.
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am entering:
 
Other challenges I hope to enter...
***Please note that if the word verification appears, ignore it and simply click the 'publish' button***

Well guys, that is it for this one. I've got tons of stuff to get done in the next couple days so I'll see you all later!

Until next time,

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge...February

http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com

Hello there! It is time to get my progressive card for the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge uploaded.

Check out the adorable image that we got to work with this month...

https://www.gsd-stamps.com/products/i-love-you-more-than-chocolate-piggy-digital-stamp

Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Love You More Than Chocolate for free. If you decide to hop on and play along in the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge, then you can purchase this digital by clicking HERE (or on the watermark above to head to its location in the store). This way you'll receive next month's digital stamp for free.

Here are my card and details...

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Love You More Than Chocolate: You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured digitally. Credits include:


INSIDE

OVERALL

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiments on the front & inside was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. Both have been recoloured to suit the purposes of this project.

Digital Paper Products:
    • All the digi papers are from an Imagine That Digistamp set, Ticket to Bliss. Clicking on the watermark below will take you to the set's location in the store.
    http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p147/Ticket_to_Bliss_Digi_Papers.html

    Digital Embellishments:
    • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and the sentiment. 
    • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

    Challenges I am entering:

    Challenges I am hoping to enter...

    Well guys, that is it for this one. I've got another progressive card to post and will hopefully be back with it tomorrow.

    Until then,

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    It's Valentine's Day and you know what that means--a freebie in honour of the occasion!!!


    https://app.box.com/s/ejbp2iql6k3m14tr5jwg

    This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Paul Lloyd and Guerillacraft. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

    Interested in another freebie?

    It is time for a Flash Friday over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. This time around we're offering up some luscious Lips (#F 131). You can find the freebie over in a special Happy Valentine's Day post by clicking HERE or this image can also be found in the store HERE.

    Hope you all have a wonderful day and get the opportunity to spend some quality time with someone special!

    Until next time,

    Friday, February 03, 2017

    Tag Design: Scribbles Designs Flash Freebie Inspiration...February 3rd--Lipstick


    Howdy folks! I'm popping in to let you know of a change over on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog.

    Freebie Friday is going to become Flash Freebie. Basically, that means that instead of a regularly planned freebie, you'll now have to keep your eye on the blog because you just never know when a freebie might be offered. You might see two Flash Freebies in a month or you might have to wait two months for the next one!

    For more details on this change, head over to the challenge blog. Today I've offered up two freebies--a lipstick image [#F 130 Lipstick (Free)] and its coloured counterpart [#F 133 Lipstick (Free)]. You can find the freebie over in today's post by clicking HERE or these images can also be found in the store [#F 130 can be found HERE and #F 133 can be found HERE].

    General Info:
    • This tag has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.


    TAG
    Digital Image Details:
    • #F 133 Lipstick (Free): If you click on the name you can find this image in the store. You can also click HERE to find it in my Flash Freebie post.

    Digital Sentiment Details:
    • This neat sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

    Digital Embellishment Details:
    •  I used a template to create this tag. This template was purchased from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.
    • The shadow to give certain elements some depth were created with a layer style, from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

    http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/

    So, be sure to follow the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog so you don't miss any Flash Freebies. Don't forget, you can find the Lipsticks from February 3rd's post HERE. It is a great way to add to your SD digi stamp collection. Remember, when you use an SD image on a project that you enter into our monthly challenge, you get extra entries! That is a great incentive to use one of Sandy's images. Why not this one?

    Until next time,