Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Little Home-grown Love

Are you a gardener? I have always enjoyed planting a big garden each Spring, and feeding my family throughout the Summer and Fall on the fruits (and veggies!) of that labor. This year, due to time and water constraints (living out here in drought-ridden California), I didn't plant anything. I'm definitely missing it, but such is life. Maybe next year, but for now, I will be content with enjoying paper gardens, like the bountiful one crafted by designer Lynn Hayes for today's share. Lynn used elements from the new "Bigelow's Bounty" set to create this. Everything about Lynn's card is fresh and delightful, just like the crops from a home-grown garden. Mmm...delicious!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Last Week to Apply for the June DT Call

Hello, friends! Just a friendly reminder that this is the last week to apply for the June term for our Design Team. Applications close on Monday, 26 May. See HERE for details, or click on the "DT Call" button at the top of this page.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Hugs...they are perfect for every occasion, don't you think? Sad times, glad times, anytime! Sometimes we can't be there to give someone the big hug they deserve, so we just have to craft a paper one and send it through the mail with all our love. Today we have one of those loving paper hugs, crafted by designer Donna Hanley. Donna used the image from the "Love One Another" set, along with a greeting of her own. The green and black color combo she used really makes the image and greeting stand out. I love how bold the greeting is, too -- it gets the point across! :-)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Challenge Inspiration Week 4

Have you played along with the May Digi of the Month challenge yet? If not, you still have a bit of time left. Please be sure to link up your creation by Sunday, 1 June. Not only will you earn next month's set for FREE, but you'll also get at least one really cute card, made! What have you got to lose? ;-)

This week, we have two darling cards made by designer Lori Finch to inspire you. Lori made one card each using the two images from this month's featured set -- "Not a Tie." Aren't these fun? I love the color combinations she used on these, and those great dotty papers in the background. They go so wonderfully with Papa Bonsai's tie!