Saturday, October 4, 2014

World Card Making Day!!!

Woot!! Woot!! We have our own holiday to give us an excuse to PLAY in our craft room ALL DAY!! Okay well at least part of the day!! To inspire you to create something this weekend we are giving away this adorable set, "Yo Ho Ho",  for FREE but only until Monday morning at 0800 hours (Pacific Time Zone). Go to the store to get this set for FREE!!

Here is some inspiration from the team to get you in the mood to craft:

Judith Wright - Yo Ho Ho

Carol Longacre - Yo Ho Ho

Lori Finch - Yo Ho Ho

Danielle Vincent - Yo Ho Ho

We are ALSO offering you a chance to win a $10.00 gift code to store so you can pick out more awesome Deedee's Digis by linking up a project made with any Deedee's Digis image. This must be a new project (no back-linking please), in keeping with the spirit of World Card Making Day. Yes, you can use the free one or you can use any you already own, including the current Digi of the Month...or you can use it as an excuse to go to the store and buy a new one! If you decide to shop, be sure to use coupon code WCMD25 to save 25% off your order thru Monday! (Type the code in the Coupon Code text box on the Checkout screen, and remember to click the "Apply Coupon" button to get the discount). There are more free digis in the store too. You have till Monday, 10/06/2014, at 0900 am (Pacific Time Zone) to link up your entry. You can enter as many times as you want but has to be a new project and new link each time. The winner will be picked randomly from all the entries (remember to use a Deedee's digi) and announced Monday.

Can't wait to see what you make and what image will you use!!

**By the way head over to Diane's Daydream Designs Blog for more WCMD fun (HINT!!). She is also celebrating this awesome holiday (HINT!!). **

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sponsoring Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge

Hello! It is Kathy D. here for the 1st time as Sponsorship Coordinator so that means I'm here to tell you about a challenge Deedee's Digis is sponsoring. 

There is a new challenge blog starting today and Deedee's Digis gets to be the sponsor of their 1st challenge!! Hope you will come play with us at Anything Goes with a Twist Challenge. They are starting out easy with no twist just Anything Goes!!

If you play in the challenge at Anything Goes with a Twist you will have the chance to win a $10.00 Gift Code to the store!! Wouldn't that be fun to spend with all the new fall sets she added to the store?!!

Here is some inspiration from the team:

Wanted to also remind you that TOMORROW, Oct 4th, is World Card Making Day!! We have our own holiday to give us an excuse to skip the dishes and play in our craft rooms!! You will want to come back to tomorrow (HINT!!) and find a little time over the weekend to play with us (HINT!!) SEE YOU TOMORROW!!! (post should be up 0100 hour Pacific Standard Time)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Welcome Our October Guest Designer

Happy October! This month we are very excited to welcome Faith Anderson as our Guest Designer.

Faith first came to my attention when she joined our Digi of the Month challenge a couple of months ago.  She has a very fun crafting style, starting her projects in Photoshop in order to incorporate neat textures and patterns, among other things, into her designs before moving on to the paper aspect of crafting. She refers to herself as a "hybrid" crafter. I refer to her as inspiring, and when you see the things she's made to share with us this month, you will, too, no doubt!

Here's a little bit about Faith, in her own words. :-)

“Info about me? I’m pretty boring really – I have been married 48 years to a fun, wonderful, loving, friend, and we are still soppy about each other!  We have a lovely 38 year old son who has “come home” due to his bipolar problems. I LOVE my crafting, I could do better though, as my teachers always told me! Photoshop is my daily addiction and all my crafting starts in it. Although I am still learning about it.  I am definitely a digi girl.”

For her first project as our Guest Designer, Faith used images from the "Goody Jars" set to create a personalized candle and coordinating card. Both are so lovely, but I have to say that I was especially amazed by the candle. Faith created this using the tissue-and-wax-paper technique. I've seen this technique used with stamped images, but never with a printed digi!  How in the world did she manage that? Here are her tips:

"Place tissue paper on plain paper with repositional glue. I used a glue stick around the edges of the paper, then put it through the printer as usual. I then cut around the image and placed it on the candle, surrounding it with what we call greaseproof paper, (you may know it as wax paper, not sure of that though!) which is big enough to hold onto firmly, then melt the image with your heat gun. You will see the image darken as it melts into the wax."

Thanks for the tips, Faith, and for the wonderful inspiration!!!

We'll be back next Wednesday with another project by Faith to share. In the meantime, if you'd like to see more of her fabulous work, you can visit her blog, Daffodil Cards.

Monday, September 29, 2014

October Digi of the Month Challenge

It's time for a new Digi of the Month challenge! This month, our little mouse friend is having a good "think" in the featured digi set, "Thinking Spot."

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, 2 November 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! :-)