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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Time to get ready for the Spring & Summer Weddings

Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #79 wants to see your Wedding Cards this week. It's the perfect time to make up a few wedding cards to have on hand. Stephanie and Faith made some beautiful samples to get you inspired.

I love the simplicity with boldness of the purple. Did you see she added the grey under the cake to give it something to sit on...clever!!

Check out all the coolness she did in Photoshop!! I don't understand the "technical" stuff so if you want to know how she did this check out her blog! (click on her name above)

Different styles of wedding cards but all so beautiful! I hope we have inspired you to play in your craft room today.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Do you Facebook?

If you are on Facebook check out the Crafting from the Heart Facebook Challenge. It is a private group so you have to join but if you come play and post your card you will have a chance to win a $15.00 gift code to Deedee's Digis. I'm not a Facebook person but I did join since we were sponsoring the challenge this week. The theme is Anything Goes so I'm sure you have some craft project you need to make this week! If you need last minute Easter cards we have just the inspiration for you!

Blessings are Bloomin' this Month

It's Spring, and the world is all a-bloom! It's also time for a new Digi of the Month challenge, and this month, our featured digi set is taking its cue from nature. Whether you're a card-maker, scrapbooker, or another kind of paper crafter entirely, this month's featured set -- "Blooming Blessings" -- will help you get Spring projects made for so many different occasions!

If you participated in last month's challenge, you should have already received this set in your email. (If you participated but didn't receive the set, please contact us at -- sometimes things do go wrong with email). If you did not participate in last month's challenge, you can still purchase this set for just $1.25 this month at our shop. You can find it HERE if you are a resident of the European Union, or find it HERE if you are NOT a resident of the EU.

Some of our designers made projects to help get you thinking about how you might use this set. We'll have more inspiration each week throughout the challenge as well, so be sure to check back.

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 limit on times you can enter! You must make at least one project and link it up below 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! 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

It's all about the Sentiment this week

We are also playing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge # 73. They would like to see a SENTIMENT on the card. You could make one card that fits both challenges we are highlighting today (Allsorts Challenge and Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge) to double your chances at winning a $15.00 gift code to the store!!

Hope you get a chance to play with us! Have a blessed week.

Feature a Creature

We are sponsoring Allsorts Challenge Blog this week and the theme is Feature a Creature. Well, if  you have any of Deedee's Digis I know you have a creature in there somewhere. There are a ton of cute creatures in the store! You don't have to use a Deedee's Digis to play in the challenge but we would love it if you did!

If you needed inspiration our team has several samples that is bound to get the creative juices flowing!!


Come back at 3 pm Pacific Time for more inspiration as we are sponsoring another challenge this week!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Friends Are Like Seashells (Scrapbook Saturday)

"Friends are like seashells we collect along the way." I find this to be very true -- how about you? We hold each friend carefully, as if a fragile treasure, and marvel over each again and again throughout our time together.

For today's "Scrapbook Saturday" share, our team scrapbooker, Melissa Craig, built a truly gorgeous page on this premise. She used papers and images from the "Seashells" set to celebrate one of her daughter's treasured friendships. The colors from this set coordinate beautifully with the warm tones in this photo of Melissa's daughter, Hollyanne and her buddy, Corey. Incidentally, these two pals are en route to the beach in this photo, so the seashell theme is doubly perfect!

Speaking of being "doubly perfect," Melissa used this week's card sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches (one of our long-time favorite challenges to sponsor) to guide the layout of this page. If you've never thought to do that -- use a card sketch to create a page, or use a page sketch to create a card -- I highly recommend it! Years ago, when I was first learning to stamp, my then-mentor used to say, "Any card can be a scrapbook page, and any scrapbook page can be a card." Melissa  shows here how true, and how very useful, that is!

You can find the set that Melissa used for today's Scrapbook Saturday share here:


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Last post with Donna....not so cool...

Even though Donna is sharing a totally cool card with us today it's not cool that it is her last Guest Design Team day with us. Sniff Sniff. But I know she will continue to play in our Digi of the Month Challenge and any other I might throw in from time to time! So make sure to go to her blog, Indiana Inking, and Follow Her if you want to keep seeing amazing inspiration from her.

Today she decided to showcase the card she made for her future daughter-in-law's birthday. She loves penguins and Donna loved the sentiment in this set and that is how this card came together. I know as a "daughter-in-law" this card will mean a lot as the sentiment shows how Donna approves and loves her future daughter-in-law. It is not always easy growing families but it sure makes life a lot easier when everyone gets along (for the most part!)

Donna used the following Digi:

I have truly enjoyed my time as "hostess" of the Wednesday Guest Design Team spot but it is now time to turn it over to Zella as she will be taking it over starting April 1st.

Thanks Donna for sharing your talents with us this month!

Monday, March 23, 2015

This month is chuggin' right along...

...chugga chugga chugga choo choo

This is the last week to play in the Digi of the Month challenge! The challenges end Sunday, 03/29/2015, at 11:55 pm Pacific Time.

Here is some inspiration from Pippa (DT) and Donna (GDT):

 I just love her coloring of this image! That deep purple is so pretty and gives the train a whole new look.

The pattern in the paper is perfect to show movement of moving along the tracks!

This month our featured set is "Right on Track". Bigelow has plenty of options of what to bring so this digi can be used for lots of occasions. 

If you participated in last month's challenge, you should have already received this set in your email. (If you participated but didn't receive the set, please contact us at -- sometimes things do go wrong with email). If you did not participate in last month's challenge, you can still purchase this set for just $1.25 this month at our shop. You can find it HERE if you are a resident of the European Union, or find it HERE if you are NOT a resident of the EU.

You have till Sunday to link up your project to the original post - March Digi of the Month Challenge.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

It's a "green" Christmas over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge

It's the last week to enter Sparkles Christmas Challenge #50 - to use mostly green on your Christmas project!

So Faith asked me if there is any challenge I needed a sample for so I told Sparkles Christmas Challenge. She cracked me up because her response was..."A Christmas card before December?!" Apparently she is a last minute Christmas card maker. But she pulled through and not only made one but she made THREE! So there is no telling what I started....maybe we will see more Christmas cards from Faith before December!! Of course she did them in Faith Style...hybrid card making....check out the sweater pattern on the sweater!! Totally rocks and those are some ugly sweaters!! I love how she did the cards in different styles so at least one of them should inspire you to join in on the challenge!

Then there is Deedee who needed a break from "life" so she hid away and crafted for just a bit. No matter how crazy life gets we still need some crafty time to unwind. Deedee went digital with this card but this would be perfect to print off and adhere it to a white card base. Then you would have one Christmas card ready to be mailed!


You have 7 days to join in on the fun over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge for a chance to win a $25.00 gift code to the store! Yep, $25.00 would get you a lot of cute digi stamps. She is coming out with some new digis in the next few weeks so you definitely will want to try to win a gift code to the store!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Something yummy for my tummy!!

Yep, that's the theme, something yummy to eat or drink, over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge. I love that the challenge allows you to make any type of card as long as it has something to do with food or drink. Donna went with a winter hello while Deedee made a generic hello! Funny how they both made "hello" cards that had to do with food!! I guess pizza and hot chocolate are good things to bring friends together for a good chat. Come play with us we would love to see what type of card you make that has to do with food!


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Easter Cards for all

Easter is just around the corner with it being April 5th!! If you need inspiration for those Easter cards we just happen to have cute cards by several Design Team Members to show off.


Our Risen Lord - Non-EU Residents ONLY
Our Risen Lord - EU Residents ONLY

Gifts of Spring - Non-EU Residents ONLY
Gifts of Spring - EU Residents ONLY

If you need a little more of a push to motivate you to get in your craft will have a chance to win a $15.00 gift code to the store if you enter your Easter themed card into the Crafty Gals Corner - Easter challenge this week. So "hop" on over and play with us!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Trying new things with Donna

I couldn't decide if the title should be "Trying New Things" or "I think I can, I think I can". When Donna sent me these cards she explained that while making the cards..."if it could go wrong it did!" She had to make these cards several times until she got the end results she wanted. I'm so glad she didn't give up!!

One of Donna's New Year's resolution was to try new techniques so she tried Bokeh. 

Which I had no clue what that was so I looked it up on Wikipedia - is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens.[3][4][5] Bokeh has been defined as "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light"

I think she did an amazing job trying out a new technique. I love the colors she used as they are perfect for Easter. If you want details on how this was done please go to Donna's Blog - Indiana Inking.

Then she just decided to keep making Easter cards and came up with these:

 I love the flower patterned paper with this bunny! I also love that bunny has glittered ears!

I like how she did a block background to continue with the blocked theme in the image.

This should definitely get you in the mood for Easter and give you some inspiration. But if you need more come back tomorrow as I have more Easter inspiration from the Design Team.

Thank you Sarah W for leaving a comment last week about sending a card to previous co-worker. So glad you brightened someone's day. Send me an email ( and I will get you set up with your surprise!

Hope your week continues to be spirit lead and God filled!