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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April Showers.....

"April showers bring May flowers"....yes, we've all heard that saying through the years and I do believe it's true.  Debi, our April Guest Designer, is celebrating those April Showers by using a fun set called "Rainy Day"  which can be found here (non-EU residents) or here (EU residents only).  Once again Debi has created an amazing card!!  Everything from the shape of the card to the raindrop and rainbows papers to her coloring to that perfect bow...what do you think?  Whoever receives this card will certainly be her friend forever!!


Be sure to stop by Debi's blog - That Might Look Good on a Card - and leave her some love.  She's an amazing card maker.  And be sure to stop by next Wednesday.....just a hint...she will be sharing those "May flowers"!


Monday, April 20, 2015

Dig out that Fabric

Deedee's Digis is sponsoring The Outlawz Greeting Challenge that started today. They want to see Fabric on the card...and a sentiment of course!! Fabric is hard for me because I don't sew. I can't sew. The only reason I passed home economics sewing unit was my sewing friend spent many many many hours with me! Sewing machines scare me. So I was super excited when Faith said her mojo had left her and she needed a challenge to find it. Well did I have a challenge!! Of course she found her mojo and made a wonderful card. I actually got some fabric from a friend and have an ideal I want to try but just no time to get to it. So hopefully I can squeeze in some time soon. Until then here is Faith's card to get you crafty with fabric!

Blooming Blessings - EU Resident ONLY
*which this is the last week to get this image for $1.25 to play in our Digi of the Month Challenge*

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Last week for April DOM - Blooming Blessings

You have one week (7 days) to enter your project in the Digi of the Month Challenge to get next months image FREE!! If you are needing some inspiration then you have come to the right place. The Design Team has been busy playing with this image so I'm sure there is something here to inspire you!













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 this post by 11:55 pm Pacific Time on Sunday, 26 April 2015If you are inspired to make more than one project we would love to see them all...no limit on times you can enter! You must make at least one project and link it up HERE to get next month's featured set emailed to you. We can't wait to see what you all make!
***Please Note: This challenge ends on April 26th because it is the last Sunday of the month.***

If you are new to our "Digi of the Month" challenges, it's not too late to join in the fun! This is a monthly progressive freebie challenge. You can purchase this month's featured set for just $1.25 in our shop, or get it for FREE with any $10 purchase of Deedee's Digis products.  NOTE: Deedee will email this set to you after payment clearance of your $10 qualifying purchase. Create and share any wholesome project made with this set by the challenge deadline, and we will send you next month's featured set for FREE. Keep playing, and keep collecting freebies -- it's as easy as that! 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Going Sketchy at Completely Christmas

So if you have been to Completely Christmas Challenge or if you go there now you will see that Faith and I did not follow the sketch they displayed.

We followed a sketch just a different one. Long story but that is what happens when life and technology get in the way!!




But we had fun making Christmas Cards in April with Deedee's wonderful images. I think it is funny that we both chose to do penguins!

I hope you will try the RIGHT sketch (posted above and on their blog) and make a Christmas Card to enter in the challenge for a chance to win a $15.00 gift code to the store. You don't have to use Deedee's Digis but you can if you are inspired to!


Friday, April 17, 2015

Reminder for Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Challenge

Don't forget that Deedee's Digis is sponsoring Christmas Cards All Year 'Round Challenge this month and the theme is Ornaments! You have 13 days to enter for a chance to win $25.00 to Deedee's Digis!

Here is an awesome card from Faith using Ornamental Contempo. I have a hard time with ornaments because I want them to hang. Well, she mastered that with hanging them off punch borders...clever!! I think I will have to lift this card from her! I love the added bows as their gold flecks add just enough sparkle.


I hope Faith has inspired you to come play in the challenge and get ahead of the Christmas rush by making some Christmas Cards in April! Which cracks me up that I got her to make ANOTHER Christmas card before December!! Who knows if I keep this up she might be making Spring cards in December since her Christmas cards will be in the mail!! :)


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Animal Antics with The Crafter's Cafe

We are sponsoring The Crafter's Cafe Challenge #112 - Animal Antics this week and I hope you will join us. You don't have to use a Deedee's Digis image but she has plenty to pick from if you need one! Check out the samples from the Design Team.



I just realized both used farm animals!! Hope you have time to craft this weekend....just make sure to include animal so you can play along with us at The Crafter's Cafe.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bugs & Blooms

It's Wednesday and that means we have our next offering from our April Guest Designer - Debi of That Might Look Good on a Card. Debi once again has created a card that made my jaw drop! 

 

Is this just not the cutest card?  Usually I'm not a big fan of bugs but Deedee's bugs are so cute I can't help but love them!  For her card Debi used "Bugs & Blooms".  You can find it here (EU Residents version) and here (non-EU Residents version).  Don't you just love the orange and light blue?  And that big orange flower too......ADORABLE!!!!

You'll have to take some time to head over and visit Debi at That Might Look Good on a Card to learn more about her card and how she created this wonderful creation.  I've never attempted anything like this myself - but Debi is surely inspiring me to give it a try! 

Thank you, Debi, for your beautiful creations, your inspiration, and for sharing your talent with us!

Be sure to come back next Wednesday to see what Debi has next!!!



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Anything Goes with {PIN}spirational

{PIN}spirational Challenge usually has a "pin" to inspire your creativity but today they have decided to have an Anything Goes challenge. So any type of card from any inspiration is good to go this week! Kren and Lynn were both inspired to use images from the Spring Blocks. While Marji used a new image to make a shaped card. If you click on their names it will take you to their blog so you can see how they made each of their cards.



Lynn - Creative Crafts by Lynn


Marji
In the Bag - Non-EU Residents ONLY
In the Bag - EU Residents ONLY


If you get some "crafty" time this week come play with us at {PIN}spirational Challenge - Anything Goes!


Monday, April 13, 2015

It's all about the ladies

Today Marji and Pippa are both showing off beautiful projects that would be prefect for Mother's Day. They decided to play over at Not Just Cards Challenge since Deedee's Digis is the sponsor this week. Here is a little bit about how this challenge blog works:

We are a challenge group focusing on using digital images for Not Just Cards
We do hope to maybe get card makers trying out non card things and non card makers trying out cards!
 We welcome anything handmade – cards are more than welcome
You don’t need to use a stamp (digital or real)
Your project can be real or digital
 
 
 I love how she stuffed the purse with make-up! Just likes mom in real life! I also like how the strap on the bottom is bent just like a real purse. Cute! Go to her blog for details on how to make this.

 
Is this not an adorable frame! I love how it can be sent like a card but then turns into a frame. (The photo goes on the right side...she didn't get a chance to print one off!) 
Go to her blog for details on how to make this.

The ladies used two brand new sets in the shop
 
 
Mother's Day will be here soon so I hope we have inspired you to start making your cards and gifts for the special mom in your life. 
 
 
 
 


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Spring Flowers

Oh it is spring time in the Midwest and the flowers are starting to bloom. I spent the day in the flower bed tearing out the shrubs that were more like twigs with 10 green leaves on them. I then planted three different type of flowers.

If you don't have time to play in the dirt with real flowers then you can still come play at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge. Just grab paper and some type of flower(s) so you can make a card to enter it into the challenge which is Spring Flowers!


Kren
Spring Blocks - Non-EU Residents ONLY
Spring Blocks - EU Residents ONLY


Deedee
Hello Spring - Non-EU Residents ONLY
Hello Spring - EU Residents ONLY

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a blessed Sunday and a great start to your work week!



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Hooray for a new day!

Debi, our Guest Designer for April, lives in Pennsylvania which is right next door to my home state of Ohio.  Living in the northern part of the country, we have this thing called winter that makes some of us (especially me) want to hibernate for the winter.  But Spring is here and Debi's card this week certainly brought a smile to my face because it's how I feel now that winter is over.  She used one of my favorite sets called "Hello Spring".  You can find that set here (for non-EU residents) or here (for EU residents).  Once again Debi has impressed my socks off!!!!  Her card is a lever card - she's so clever!!!  Isn't this just adorable??:

I asked Debi to share with us a bit about what are her "go-to" items when creating.  Here's her answer:

The first thing I couldn't live without is a good pair of sharp, pointy scissors because I love to paper piece, layer and fussy cut.  The second tool that I use often is my cuttlebug and stash of embossing folders.  I also use the cuttlebug for some die cuts, but embossing gives an added texture to my cards that I like.  And, finally, without my computer and printer I wouldn't be able to use any of the fabulous digi images available.

Debi loves her Cuttlebug...and I don't think I could live without my but either.  So what are your go-to items?  Why not head over to Deedee's Digis shop and grab a new set or two and then use those go-to items...maybe even in a new way....

Don't forget to stop by Debi's blog - That Might Look Good On A Card - and leave her some love.  Be prepared to be inspired!  And be sure to come back here next Wednesday...you won't want to miss what she's made next....You'll be AMAZED!   

God bless you today!!!!
 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Bloomin' with Inspiration

Happy Monday! Hope you had a blessed Easter yesterday. Today is the start of a new week so we have some inspiration showing off the Digi of the Month - Blooming Blessings.








I love how you can take the same digital image and come up with 3 different cards with all different styles. 


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 this post by 11:55 pm Pacific Time on Sunday, 26 April 2015If you are inspired to make more than one project we would love to see them all...no limit on times you can enter! You must make at least one project and link it up HERE to get next month's featured set emailed to you. We can't wait to see what you all make!
***Please Note: This challenge ends on April 26th because it is the last Sunday of the month.***

If you are new to our "Digi of the Month" challenges, it's not too late to join in the fun! This is a monthly progressive freebie challenge. You can purchase this month's featured set for just $1.25 in our shop, or get it for FREE with any $10 purchase of Deedee's Digis products.  NOTE: Deedee will email this set to you after payment clearance of your $10 qualifying purchase. Create and share any wholesome project made with this set by the challenge deadline, and we will send you next month's featured set for FREE. Keep playing, and keep collecting freebies -- it's as easy as that!