Friday, December 6, 2013

Winter Warm Ups

Brrr! It is so very chilly here in California today! Sunny, yes, but cold nonetheless. Yes, it is the freezin' season, but it's not usually quite so freezin' here, and my fingers and toes are quite perplexed -- LOL! It is definitely the kind of day to curl up with a warm drink! To that end, I thought I'd share a couple of winter "warm-ups." These are cards that include a little extra something inside to get the fingers and toes defrosted.

This first warm-up was made by Sandy Domelle, using the "Warm Wishes" set. She tucked a packet of cocoa mix inside, and cleverly made her card in the shape of a mitten, which just gives it that much extra charm!

Here's one that I made using the "Cup of Cheer" set. It looks like an ordinary card on the outside, but on the inside is a little pocket for the cocoa pouch to slide into.

Although Sandy and I both tucked cocoa packets into our warm-ups, these could easily be made with tea, coffee, or cider pouches, too. A great way to let someone know you're thinking of them and sending them warm winter wishes! :-)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Country Christmas Scrapbooking

This is a great time of year to scrapbook, don't you think? Whether you do it with paper and an acid-free tape runner, or with your computer, it is a really enjoyable way to pass the cold, wintery evenings. It can be really relaxing to sit and sift through photos and figure out how best to "set the scene" for each new page. Especially if you've got a fire roaring in the background and a cup of something yummy within easy reach. ;-)

For today's share, we have a darling Christmas-themed digital scrapbook page that designer Melissa Craig has put a lot of her time and thought into. Melissa is our resident scrapbooker, and I love seeing what she comes up with to frame the sweet photos she has collected over the years of her children. For this page, she used the snowman and stocking digis from the "Country Christmas" set to accent this sweet page. Aren't her children just as cute as can be?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Away in a Manger & Design Team Call!

I *love* the Christmas season! The lights, the music, the decorations, the special foods, the visits with family, and so much more. But what I really love is the meaning behind the season. As Christians, for my family and me, the Christmas season means celebrating the birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ. No other Christmas gift could compare! My card today was made in honor of this most special gift, with the image and a Scripture verse from the "Away in a Manger" set. I tried to keep the papers and accents to a minimum, and somewhat rustic-looking to match the humble scene of Jesus's birth. Ah, Christmas -- it fills my heart with such joy! How about you?

And speaking of joy, I have some exciting news to share today! We are looking to expand our Design Team! :-) We hope to add six (6) new designers to our team for a term of three months that will run from mid-January thru mid-April 2014. We will be collecting applications thru Monday, 6 January, and if you have a love for our digis, we encourage you to apply! For more details, including information about how to apply, please visit our Design Team Call page.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December Digi of the Month Challenge


Welcome to another fun Digi of the Month challenge! This month's featured digi is "Gingerbread Train." As you can see, this month's set is special in that it includes two images instead of one. Please feel free to use either or a combination on your project this month.

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 me -- sometimes things go wrong with email). 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 before 11:55 pm PST on Sunday, 5 January 2014. I will email next month's featured set to all those who participate at the end of this challenge. I can't wait to see what you all make! :-)

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 using the "Buy Now" button above, or you can get it for FREE with any $10 purchase of Deedee's Digis products from our shop. Create and share any wholesome project made with this set by the challenge deadline, and we will send you next month's Digi of the Month for free. Keep playing, and keep collecting freebies -- it's as easy as that!

Reminder: Last Day to Join November Challenge

Happy Sunday, and happy December! Where has the year gone?!? I don't normally post on Sundays, but wanted to share a quick reminder that today is the last day to join our November Digi of the Month progressive freebie challenge. Please remember to link your creations HERE using this month's featured digi -- "Daniel's Tree" (shown here on this delightful card by Carol Longacre) before 11:55 PM Pacific Time tonight in order to get the December digi for FREE. If you didn't play along last month, you can still purchase "Daniel's Tree" to play along for just $1.25. The new Digi of the Month will go live tomorrow. Have a "ducky" day! ;-)