Saturday, September 6, 2014

Scrapbook Saturday: First Day of School

Labor Day has come and gone, and with it, Summer vacation for American children. Like it or not, the school year has begun! Personally, I've always felt this to be a very exciting time, especially for the first-time school-goers. Knowing that they are learning new concepts, making new friends, taking steps towards bright futures -- it's all so thrilling!

For today's Scrapbook Saturday post, Melissa Craig has made a darling "first day of school" layout to share. In this layout, her son Levi headed off to the 5th grade, and Melissa captured fabulous photos of this adventure, as she always does. I especially love seeing him climb aboard the school bus -- a rite of passage to be sure! Melissa used paper and a digi from the "Teacher's Pet" set to create this celebratory page. Something extra fun about her page design is that she took a simple white matte for the photos and spruced it up to be something special! The stitching around the edges of the matte, along with the year numbers give it great appeal, and the white just really makes her colorful photos stand out.

Thanks for sharing another wonderful memory with us, Melissa, and in such a fun way!

Friday, September 5, 2014

New Digi Releases Today!

Are you ready for some new digi sets to play with? We have several in the shop today, for your crafting pleasure. What a great way to start the weekend! You can find all of the new sets in the "New Releases" section of our shop, or simply click on the linked title of the set to see it in our shop. Happy crafting, and have a terrific weekend!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Welcome our September Guest Designer!

We're trying something new this month! Well, new for us, at least. Please welcome our first-ever monthly Guest Designer, Kathy D.!

I worked with Kathy for a couple of years at Clear Dollar Stamps (a.k.a. Clearly Digi Stamps), where she was a senior member of the design team, as well as one my fellow blog tutorial writers. Kathy always came up with amazing projects that kept me inspired as a crafter. So when we decided to start featuring Guest Designers each month, Kathy was the first person whose work I wanted to showcase. I'm so thankful she agreed -- thank you, Kathy!

For her first project, Kathy created this warm and wonderful card using the daffodils image from the "Spring Blocks" set. The first thing that caught my eye in this was the fun use of textures. Kathy even printed the image on textured cardstock, adding a second popped-up layer to the foremost daffodil to give it dimension. The way she laid out the bits of striped paper remind me of wainscoting in a sunny room -- so lovely! The little orange gem accents are just the right bit of "bling" to round this out. Isn't this gorgeous?!? Kathy tells me that this card is actually part of a set of cards that she created for a friend who is recovering from surgery. She wanted her friend to have some thank-you cards that she could write out to those who helped her and her family while she was recovering. What a thoughtful idea for a gift!

You can see more of Kathy's beautiful work at her blog, Dunnitagain Designs. And of course, we'll be sharing more of her work here each Wednesday throughout the month, so stay tuned!

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Digi of the Month Challenge

Happy September! It's a new month, and time for a new Digi of the Month challenge!  (Please check HERE to find out if you were our last weekly or Grand Prize winner from August.) This month, we're celebrating the (almost) start of Fall with our little chipmunk friend. He is keeping warm as the weather turns cooler with his fluffy, green sweater and his yummy cup of cider.

You can purchase this month's featured set for just $1.25 in our shop. 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).

Some of our designers made projects to help get you thinking about how you might use this set. I love seeing what they do with the featured set each month -- don't you?!?! We'll have more inspiration each week throughout the challenge as well, so be sure to check back!



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, 28 September 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 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! :-)  

Last Weekly Winner & Grand Prize Winner (August Challenge)

My apologies for the lateness of this post today. We had an urgent family situation come up that needed my attention. Thanks for your patience! Thank you, too, to the many ladies who joined the August Digi of the Month challenge, and who made our anniversary month extra fun! You all created so many wonderful projects, and it was such a joy to see them all. I'll be sharing the new September Digi of the Month challenge in the next post, but first, we have a couple of winners to announce!

Our last winner of the weekly draw for one digi set of their choice from our shop is...

#6...Cely (Carolina Girl)!

Finally, the winner of the GRAND PRIZE of five digi sets from our shop is...


Congratulations, ladies! Please email Deedee at to claim your prizes.