Friday, November 29, 2013

A Little Something to Perk You Up (Freebie!)

Are you a "Black Friday" shopper? Admittedly, I'm not. However, through some long-ingrained instinct, probably from years of working retail and having to be up to man the sales, I still find myself awake at the crack of dawn on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It's a habit I sure wish that my body would kick -- I'd love to have had a little more sleep today instead of a little less -- LOL!

If you've woken at dawn to hit the sales, or just can't sleep like me, you're no doubt in need of a little "pick-me-up" by now -- I know I am! I'm off to grab a "cuppa," but wanted to share one with you first. :-) This one is fully decaffeinated, but I hope you'll enjoy it nonetheless. This is one of the images from our "Whole Latte Love" set, and is what I used on my card share for today. As you can see, it makes a fun card for this time of year, and wouldn't it be great for a gift card holder?

This freebie will only be available until Friday, December 6, so grab it while it's still "hot." Please remember that these digis, although "freebies," are subject to our Terms of Use, which includes not sharing them except as part of finished projects. If there is someone who you think would like to have these, please send them here to get it, OK? Thanks so much for respecting my work, and enjoy your holiday weekend! :-) 


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving today to our friends here in the United States! Whether your celebration is sweet and simple or fancy and elaborate, we wish each of you a most special day with your loved ones. A special thanks to those who can not be with their loved ones today because they are serving in the Armed Forces or as missionaries abroad. We appreciate you!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sponsoring at Addicted to Stamps and More

This week we are excited to be sponsoring the "Holidays" challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. Stop over to see the lovely creations their designers have made, and share your own holiday masterpieces for a chance to win some of our digis! :-)

Here is a little holiday creation of my own, featuring the pre-colored tree and red tag images from the "Doodle Tags" set. The sentiment is from the "Country Christmas" set. There is so much more to the Christmas season than trees and trimmings, but it is my family's tradition to start the Christmas season with a tree. We go and cut it down the day after Thanksgiving, and spend the weekend putting it together, along with all of our home decorations. The family time especially makes a great start to the holidays.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Be Glad in the Lord

How about a lovely card of hope and encouragement for this beautiful Tuesday? This card was made by designer Sandy Domelle, using the "Be Glad in the Lord" set. I really like how Sandy made the verse the centerpiece of the card. The flower and butterfly accents are so pretty, and remind me of the many little, beautiful things in this world that God created for us. This particular digi set that Sandy used, unlike most of ours, does not contain images -- it is simply a collection of uplifting Scripture verses. Sometimes those are just exactly what we need, don't you think?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Please Don't Share Digi Files

Dear Crafty Friends,

It was with great sadness today that I had to ask for some of my digis to be removed from Pinterest (TM). I was honored that someone would like my artwork so much that they would want to share it with the world. I choose to believe that it was done without malice. However, sharing my digis online -- or in any way other than as part of a finished project (e.g. card, scrapbook page) -- is against the Deedee's Digis Terms of Use. It also breaks United States Copyright law. This applies equally to those digis that are purchased, won as prizes, or offered here as freebies.

Please, friends, if there is a digi of mine that you would like someone to know about, share the link to to the shop. If it is a "freebie," please share the link to its post here on the blog. But please don't break the law by sharing the file, OK? Thank you very much for respecting my work in this way.



"Hoppy" Holidays

I'm getting excited for the holidays -- how about you? This week, in the United States, we celebrate Thanksgiving, and then the Christmas season starts, followed closely by the start of a brand new year. So much fun in such a short span of time! Of course, like many of you, our Design Team members have been crafting for the holidays for some time now. Those cards and gifts just won't make themselves, and we've got to have some free time during the actual holidays to just enjoy, don't we?
For today's share, we have a Christmas card made by designer Jerusha Borden. She used the "Oh Hoppy Day" set, which includes images and greetings for a variety of special occasions. The papers and snowflake accent Jerusha used are so lovely, not to mention the warm, cozy colors. A little cold and a little warmth -- the perfect combination for this time of year, as we "hop" into the holidays! :-)