Saturday, March 8, 2014

Scrapbook Saturday: Sprinkler Fun!

It's Scrapbook Saturday -- woo-hoo! Designer Melissa Craig has made another fabulous digital scrapbook layout to share with us today. This week, she used the "Rainy Day" set in a very fun way. She framed one of the digital papers included with the set as a backdrop for these precious pictures of her little ones enjoying some summer sprinkler time. The "rain" dripping from the cloud images takes on a whole new meaning coupled with these photos. The digital flower and ribbon accent add that homey touch that I love about Melissa's pages, and reminds us that these are warm-weather photos. No grey skies for these kiddos, just loads of fun!

Now, the layouts that we share here for each Scrapbook Saturday are digital ones (Melissa uses the MyMemories Suite (TM) to create her layouts), but I wanted to remind those who prefer paper-based scrapbooking that all of the elements in our sets are fully printable, too. So whether you're a digital or paper scrapbooker, you can create something just like this. :-)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Make Lemonade

When life hands you lemons, you know what to do, right? Make lemonade! If you can't do it yourself, and sometimes we really can't, well, then hand those lemons right over to God, and let him make the lemonade. His will be far more refreshing than any you've ever tasted!

For today's share, we have a darling "make lemonade" creation by designer Zella Turley. Zella used the "Lemonade Stand" set to make this sweet card. The bright colors and fun papers she used, combined with the playful ribbon and buttons treatment really make this a smiley kind of card. Perfect for encouraging someone! :-)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Challenge Inspiration Week 1

So how about a little inspiration for the new Digi of the Month Challenge? Here is a super fun card made by designer Lynn Hayes, using this month's featured set, "Uneggspected." Lynn colored the image of Oscar popping out of the egg beautifully with her Copic markers! The little bit of polka dot paper in the background really helps the image to stand out, and combined with all the lovely white throughout the card, gives this a fresh, spring feel. I love the fun banner treatment on the sentiment, and how about that rhinestone border on the egg? Super cute!

If you're new to our monthly progressive freebie challenges, you can find all the information you need about how to join this month's challenge and get next month's set for free HERE. Happy crafting! :-)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Still Singing

In times of trouble, we have choices about how we react. We can run or fall apart, or we can wait it out with patience and grace, trusting in the Lord's good plans for us. The latter is never easy to do, and we often need lots of encouragement and prayer to maintain. Having people reach out to us, just to let us know that they are thinking of and praying for us can help so much! For today's share, we have a card made by designer Sandy Domelle that is meant to encourage in just such a way. To make this uplifting card, Sandy used the "Tea Time" set. The papers and colors she used are so cheerful, and doesn't the doily she added go so well with the tea images? Best of all, though, I think, is the sentiment she chose: "When things get tough, remember the tea kettle: even when it's up to its neck in hot water, it still sings." Indeed! :-)

Monday, March 3, 2014

March Digi of the Month Challenge

Welcome to another fun Digi of the Month challenge! This month's featured digi is "Uneggspected." As you can see, this month's set includes two images. Please feel free to use either one on your challenge creation.

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 -- sometimes things do 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 Pacific Time on Sunday, 30 March 2014. 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!

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 HERE, or you can get it for FREE with any $10 purchase of Deedee's Digis products from our shop. (NOTE: To receive this set for free with your qualifying order, you must enter this code, minus quotes, in the comment area of the checkout form: "DDOM-10.") 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!