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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Show your Sparkle for the 300th Challenge Celebration at Cupcake Inspirations

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge blog is having a celebration because today marks the 300th challenge they have posted on their blog!! Woooowhooooo!! We decided to play along and sponsor them with a $25.00 gift code to the store!! Deedee's prize will be part of the Color Challenge so you will definitely want to play in that one! You REALLY have to check out the prizes...AMAZING. One person will win ALL the prizes listed for that challenge. I'm not sure I could use all of the prize if I won it!! There are 3 different challenges that will be posted this week:

Tuesday, March 3rd - Color Challenge

Thursday, March 5th - Confetti Challenge

How it works is you make a card based on the inspiration. Doesn't have to be a birthday or a's inspiration was "sparkle" so I added "sparkle" to snowflakes to make a Christmas Card. I had never played in this challenge before and I'm so glad they found us and we are sponsoring them!!

You have until the 14th to enter the 3 challenges. You can enter one, two or all three challenges. You have the inspiration early for the next two challenges so I hope you get to least in the Color challenge!!

Seeing Green over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge

This week we are pretty full with sponsorships so come back each day (and sometimes twice) for inspirations and details about where you can enter your creations to try to win Gift Codes to the store!

First up is Sparkles Christmas Challenge #50 - Make it Green - your creation must be mostly the color Green and Christmas. Color challenges can be easy or hard for some people. What usually happens to me is if you tell me I can only use that color then I want to use other colors. (Just like when our parents told us not to touch something...we had to touch it!) This came to together pretty easy and I was thankful for that. I used a pre-colored image with green already in it...since I knew my time was limited and I'm not great at coloring. (I wish I could color like some of you really make an image come alive!) I did sneak in a little red but I think it will still qualify for "mostly green".

 This is a MONTH LONG CHALLENGE so you have plenty of time to play and the prize is a $25.00 gift code to the store. So that should help entice you to play along....and if that doesn't how about if you use a Deedee's Digi, let me know and I will feature your project in the mid-month reminder for the challenge (around the 15th)!  Email me at

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Texture - what does that mean to you?

When a challenge ask for "texture" on a project what do think of? That is exactly what Completely Christmas wants to see on your project....Texture! How will you accomplish this? See how Carol and Donna met this challenge...

She decided to do 2 cards to show different textures! Lucky for us as they are both adorable.

Can't wait to see what kind of texture you will use!


Counting Moments

So often we rush through life, simply marking items off our "to-do" list. Then we look back at the months that have passed, and think, "Where did the time go?!?"  Maybe we need to live more like the simple but elegant butterfly, who, having such a short life to start with, "counts not months, but moments, and has time enough." Something to think on today! ;-)

For today's "Scrapbook Saturday" share, designer Melissa Craig has slowed down and created a beautiful spring-like page with which to savor a special moment in her daughter's life. Her daughter, Hollyanne, is an accomplished dancer. No doubt Melissa has lots of photos from Hollyanne's dance career to enjoy, so it means all the more that she takes the time to celebrate each individual performance. To create this layout, Melissa used butterfly images and a sweet sentiment from the "Fluttering By" set. Aren't these papers that Melissa used simply gorgeous? They offset the photo of Hollyanne so beautifully, and make the butterfly digis that she used stand out perfectly! This whole page is also great inspiration as we move into Spring crafting -- it really sets the mood for this coming season! Beautifully done, Melissa, as always!

You can find the "Fluttering By" digi set (butterfly images and sentiment) that Melissa used in our shop:


Enjoy your Saturday, however you spend it, and remember -- count those moments!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Cows, Cakes and Easter Lilies!

So what do Cows, Cakes and Easter Lilies have in common? Three great Deedee's Digis DT members made awesome cards using them! Check them out...

While roaming blog land I found Mel's adorable card that also has a cake on it! 

If you create anything using a Deedee's Digis leave a comment or email me and maybe I will feature you too!! Hope you find some creative time this weekend!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Uplifting project with Word Art Wednesday

This week Stephanie and I  joined Word Art Wednesday in making a project with the Free Scripture/Word Art file that was provided. Go to Word Art Wednesday to get your FREE WORD ART. If you do pick it up you are welcome to use it  but are not required to use it in order to play along in the challenge.   They welcome you to share your art with them; remembering that Anything Goes as long as it's family-friendly, and uses an encouraging or uplifting sentiment. This includes any type of altered or digital art (not just limited to cards). 


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wise Men with Granmargaret

The last Wednesday of the month so it the final Guest DT day with Granmargaret. She has always amazed me with these beautiful done 100% digital cards but did you know that she prints them off to send them in the mail?! I never thought to do that! I had heard making a scrapbook with digital layouts but never thought to print out a digital card to send in the mail! Some lucky person on her mailing list will get this beautiful done Christmas card.
Another thing that amazes me about her work is she always picks the perfect paper even though it was not meant for the digi she pairs it with. The background paper is from Gingerbread Angels. Isn't it perfect with all the stars?! She said she went simple with this card but simple can be very beautiful when it depicts the birth of our Savior so perfectly. 

You can find the two sets that Granmargaret used to make today's project here:
* For European Residents ONLY -- Wise Men and Gingerbread Angels

 * For NON-EU Residents ONLY --  Wise Men and Gingerbread Angels

If you want to more of her work visit her blog -- "Granmargaret's Cards & Stuff."

Thank you Granmargaret for sharing your talent with us this month!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A "friendly" reminder to come play in our Digi of the Month Challenge

This is the LAST week to get your project in using the "Forever Friends" Digi of the Month set.

Forever Friends - Non-EU Residents ONLY - Only $1.25 till Feb 28th
**NOTE: if you are an EU resident and want to buy it this week then you need to email me at since the EU side of the store is closed this week!**

We have one last bit of inspiration from Kren.

Now it's your turn! To join this month's challenge, please make any wholesome project using this set, and then link directly to your project using the linking gadget at the bottom of the original post by 11:55 pm Pacific Time on Sunday, 1 March 2015. We will email next month's featured set to all those who participate at the end of this challenge. We can't wait to see what you all make!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Friends stepping in when needed

Deedee wanted all her wonderful customers to know that she is having to take this week off from the store and blog to deal with a family emergency that came up. She won't be by a computer so I will be handling much as possible. I will keep the blog and challenges up and running with the help of the DT. The store will run normal for Non- EU Residents as you will get instant downloads. EU Residents will not be able to get their images this week since they have to be emailed. BUT if you have an emergency or question about anything with the store or blog please contact and I will see what I can do.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Yes, you can definitely pray for Deedee if you want to...she would love to have the extra prayers at this time.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Birthday cards for a Teenage Girl!

We are sponsoring Robyn's Fetish Challenge #252 and their theme this week is...Birthday card for a teenage girl! Which was perfect for me because my niece turns 13 today!! So this is the birthday card I sent her.
Lots of Thoughts Digital Stamp just reminded of teenagers texting so I went with that. I also liked the color scheme as it seemed very "teenage/80's" to me. Which the 80's has come back and is very popular again!!

Hope you will be inspired to make a teenage girl birthday card so you can come play at Robyn's Fetish for a chance to win a $15.00 gift code to Deedee's Digis!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Inspiration with New and Older sets

Deedee put out new sets this week and we all smiled real big and maybe even "squealed" with delight when we saw them! So I knew the girls would be busy in their craft rooms. I told them whatever they made, either new or old digis, this week their work would be highlighted today to hopefully inspire you this weekend!

Here is some inspiration from some older sets before we get to the new sets!!

 It appears Zella was ready to move on to the next holiday like I was! She decided to try the luck of Irish and it appeared to work!

I love how she added the wording to the bottom of the flower block as it looks like it was meant to be there! With a touch of some flowers and embossing a beautiful Easter card is ready to be mailed.

I like how she cut the patterned paper into a shape as its appealing to the eye. The pink and yellow together is perfect!

I'm telling you that you are going to LOVE these new sets!! I know I will be using them soon. The other girls couldn't wait and made some really cute cards!

CAS loveliness!! I love just the simple touch of the embossed lines. Beautiful!

Oh I have some of that paper...this is perfect for it. And the pearls in the corner are the perfect finishing touch.

Love how she added the black line to the die cut out. I must find out what punch she used on the corners!! 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Let's play BINGO!!

We are playing BINGO with the girls over at Crafty Gals Corner!! Check out the BINGO board and see if it inspires you...Faith and Tamara were inspired and made 2 adorable cards.

Faith - (Buttons, Brads and Ribbon)

Tamara - (Rhinestones, Flowers, & Ribbon)

If it inspires you I hope you will stop by Crafty Gals Corner and play along. You just might win a $15.00 gift code to the store!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

It's a Boy with Granmargaret

What's almost as sweet as a precious, new baby boy? A card by our February Guest Designer, Granmargaret, celebrating a precious, new baby boy! Once again, as is her fabulous style, Granmargaret combined elements from different digi sets to create this darling piece. She sat the baby boy from the "Baby Blessings (Boy)" set on a background of papers from this same set, and placed his little rattle right in his hand. Then she added a darling gift basket of treats, as is so common to gift when a new baby arrives, using the image from the "Basket of Love" set. The various sentiments that she added, which really shout the tremendous joy of the blessing of this new baby, are from these same two sets. I would never have thought to use these two digi sets together, but seeing Granmargaret do it just makes sense, you know? Always so versatile, these digis...thanks for the darling reminder and inspiration, Granmargaret!

You can find the two sets that Granmargaret used to make today's project here:

* For European Residents ONLY -- "Baby Blessings (Boy) EU Version" and "Basket of Love EU Version"

* For non-EU Residents ONLY -- "Baby Blessings (Boy)" and "Basket of Love"

We will have one last Guest Designer creation to share with you by Granmargaret next Wednesday, so please remember to stop by then. In the meantime, you can see her other fun projects at her blog -- "Granmargaret's Cards & Stuff."

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion

The perfect excuse to get in your craft room and play with whatever inspires you....Anything Goes at Craft Your Passion Challenge. The best thing is not only will it feel good to play in your craft room but you will also have a chance to win a $15.00 gift code to Deedee's Digis!!

Hope the variety of the team samples inspires you make a card for someone today!

Kathy D.