Saturday, October 11, 2014

Scrapbook Saturday: Autumn Days Are Here Again!

Autumn days are here again, and so is Scrapbook Saturday! Today designer Melissa Craig brings us a delightful layout showcasing the exquisite palette of Autumn, not to mention this wonderful photo of her daughter and her daughter's friend getting ready to support their favorite team. (That's another fun thing about Autumn -- football season!)

As always, Melissa has combined subtle textures (notice that beautiful embossed honeycomb pattern in the background layer?) with just the right amount of accents to really make her photo and journalling stand out. She used elements from the "Stitchy Fall" set to bring in the Autumn flair.  The buttons and little "twine" bows she added tie in so well with the feel of the digi elements, and make great "girly" accents, too. Beautifully-made, Melissa!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sponsoring Sister Act Card Challenge

Yippee it is Friday!! Hopefully the weekend will allow for some craft time. If you are able to craft please come join us as Deedee's Digis sponsor Sister Act Card Challenge!! The theme is always ANYTHING GOES!! You have till Oct 16th to join in the fun. If you play in the challenge you will have a chance to win a $10.00 Gift Code to the store.

Here is some inspiration from the DT:

Have a blessed weekend,

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Challenge Inspiration Week 2 with Faith Anderson

This week's October challenge inspiration is brought to you courtesy of our talented October Guest Designer, Faith Anderson. As you can see Faith used this month's featured set -- "Thinking Spot" -- to create a super adorable birthday card!

To make this, Faith started with the pre-colored image of the mouse sitting on the pumpkin, editing it in Photoshop before printing it. Faith has these details to share about what she did in Photoshop:

"The mouse’s face is [Deedee's] colouring with a bit of added shadow. I added a layer overlay to the added colour of the shirt after selecting it then link to the layer. I also added a layer overlay to the pumpkin, added shadows with the burn feature and highlights with the dodge feature, then fussy cut everything out and layered the layers. I’m not sure I have done it correctly, but it works for me!"

After printing the image multiple times, Faith layered it on to her card using dimensional foam so that it "pops up."  Here's a close-up of the mouse, where you can see how she layered it.

Faith printed a sentiment directly on to the patterned paper, and then added a sweet mini calendar to give the card more of a birthday feel. Overall, such a darling card, and a great example of Faith's amazing "hybrid" crafting style!

There's still plenty of time to join the October challenge. For more details, please read the challenge post. To see more of Faith's wonderful work, stop back next Wednesday when she will have a new project to share here, or visit her blog, "Daffodil Cards."

Monday, October 6, 2014

Sponsoring Through the Craft Room Door

We are back today to let you know that Deedee's Digis is sponsoring Through the Craft Room Door.  The challenge is Anything Goes and you have till Oct 13th to enter 2 times!! Here is some inspiration from the design team.

If you enter the challenge at Through the Craft Room Door you will have a chance to win a $10.00 gift code to Deedee's Digis!! With all the cute new stamps she just released Saturday I know that $10.00 gift code would come in handy in getting stuff off your wish list! Can't wait to see what you create!
Happy Crafting,

WCMD Winner!

Thanks so much for helping us celebrate World Card Making Day in such a fun way this weekend! Many of you downloaded the freebie, so I hope you will share back with us what you make with it. A special thanks to those who joined our weekend-long challenge. You all made some wonderful cards!!! As promised, the winner of the random draw for a $10 gift code to our shop is:

#5...Debi at "That Might Look Good on a Card" with this darling pirate card, made from the weekend's freebie set. Congrats, Debi! Please contact Kathy at to claim your prize!