Friday, June 27, 2014

Gone Camping (Customer Support Closed 6/27-6/30)

Happy Friday! I wanted to let you all know that I will be out of town for the next few days for a much-needed family vacation. We are attempting to "camp," which we haven't done in several years, so it should be an experience! To that end, Customer Support will be unavailable at the shop from today, Friday, 27 June thru Monday, 30 June. You can still place your orders and get your digis -- INSTANT DOWNLOADS -- HOORAY! -- at the shop, but I will be unable to answer questions, or send the Digi of the Month for $10+ purchases until I return. I will tend to any needs that arise upon our return. Also, the July Digi of the Month challenge and featured set will still go live on Monday, but a bit later in the day. I will email July's featured set to all June challenge participants that same day. (You have thru 11:55 PM Pacific time this Sunday evening still to participate!)

I'll leave you now with this wonderfully outdoorsy card by NanaConnie. Little Oscar the Cat, as seen in the "Great Outdoors" set is thinking outside -- no box required! Great idea, Oscar! Did you see the little ladybug zooming across the sweet background paper that NanaConnie used for this? So adorable! And the twine accents are just perfect! This is definitely putting me in the mood for a little of the great outdoors! :-)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Stay Cool

We may have passed the official "longest day of the year," but the days will continue to heat up for the next few months. I hope you are able to find some good ways to stay cool! Speaking of staying cool, we have a darling summer share for you today, made by Donna Hanley. Donna used a pre-colored image and sentiment from the new "Dog Days of Summer" set, along with fun background papers that mimic the swirling air from the fan. Little touches of red and black really draw out the colors in the image beautifully. As I look at this, I can't help but think that this little doggie is sure on to something. It might just be time to switch on my own fan. Stay cool! :-)

Monday, June 23, 2014

Last Week to Join the June Challenge!

Calling all "Digi of the Month" challenge players: it's the last week to join in the June challenge! Don't forget to link your creations to the challenge post by this Sunday evening, 29 June, at 11:55 PM Pacific time to receive the July set for free!

Here's a fun bit of last-minute inspiration for you, by "Tiggerscraps" (Marji). Marji really set the scene on both of these cards with the use of photo-realistic background papers. Pugsley and Perdita, the stars of the featured "Life's a Beach" set, look happy as can be on this first card on the beach that she created for them! The little starfish accent is very fun and gives even more realism to this fantastic scene.

This second card is the perfect summer postcard to send to a loved one. It's fun to see how even just a sentiment, when combined with the right papers and accents, can be used to create a delightful card, don't you think?

We look forward to seeing what YOU make for the challenge!!! :-)