Saturday, August 9, 2014

Scrapbook Saturday: Smile!



Parenting comes with a lot of challenges. At times, trying to keep a child fed, clothed, healthy, happy, and on a morally upright path through life can take so much out of us! But then, just as we're ready to cry, "Uncle," something amazing happens! A smile graces that child's face, and in that smile we see the culmination of all of our hard work, our reason for being, and suddenly, it's all better! Thank God for the amazing blessing of those smiles!

For today's Scrapbook Saturday share, Melissa Craig has made a page capturing some of her children's precious smiles. She used elements from the new "Picture Perfect" set to create this page. The playfulness of the layout really emphasizes the joy of seeing those smiling faces. I'm telling you, you can't see these sweet, smiling faces and not smile back and think, "Yes, God is good!" See what I mean? :-)

Monday, August 4, 2014

August Digi of the Month Challenge with TWISTS!!!



It's the start of August, and besides being time to start our newest Digi of the Month challenge, it also happens to be the one-year anniversary of our being back in business! Woo-hoo! To celebrate, we've added a couple of fun TWISTS to this month's challenge. But first, the basics:

This is a monthly progressive freebie challenge. You can purchase this month's featured set  -- "Monkey Business" -- for just $1.25 in our shop, or get it for FREE with any $10 purchase of Deedee's Digis products. NOTE: Deedee will email this set to you after payment clearance of your qualifying purchase. 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! :-)  

Twist #1 -- FREE-FOR-ALL!
This month is a FREE-FOR-ALL challenge! As you can see, the featured set is "Monkey Business," and while last month's players received the whole set, we're offering this image from the set to anyone else who would like to join in. When you make and link up a project using our Digi of the Month, you get the next month's featured set for free! This is a great chance to join in and start collecting new, FREE digis each month!

To download this digi, first click on it to access the full-size image. Then right-click on the image and select Save As... or Save Image As... to save the digi to your computer. Please note that, while currently offered as a "freebie," this image remains copyrighted to Deedee's Digis, and is subject to our Terms of Use and Angel Policy


   

Twist #2 -- PRIZES!
Each Monday throughout this challenge, we will select one winner by random draw from our challenge participants to-date. The winner of each weekly draw will receive their choice of any one digi set from our shop. (Limit: one weekly win per challenge participant. All participants up to the date of each drawing will be included, unless they have already won.) Then, at the end of the month, we will choose one Grand Prize winner who will receive their choice of any five digi sets from our shop. All participants from throughout the month, including our weekly winners, will be entered for the Grand Prize draw. You can enter more than once, but each entry must be a separate share on your blog or gallery, please.

So you see, there are lots of reasons to play along this month!!!

Here are some fun creations that our designers made with "Monkey Business" to inspire you.













Now it's your turn! 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, 31 August 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!