Saturday, November 22, 2014

It's the Little Things

I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's the littlest things that bring the greatest joy! Of course, the love between a mother and her child, as celebrated in today's "Scrapbook Saturday" layout by Melissa Craig, is no little thing. And yet, there are so many little things that make that love into the big thing that is. Smiles...hugs and cuddles...little things, but so big when collected together over the years!

To make today's scrapbook share, Melissa used elements from the "Greatest Joy" set. She combined the image of the little mouse blowing bubbles with soft-colored papers and just the barest of hint of black. These coordinate beautifully with the brighter colors in the photo, accenting them but making the photo stand out at the same time. The extra bubbles she added at the upper left corner tie the page together so beautifully. So sweet and whimsical, and so perfect to celebrate the love between a mother and child!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Last Day for Freebie and a little TEASER!!

I just wanted to let you know that you MUST get this month's Digi of the Month done by Nov 30th.  
YOU WILL WANT NEXT MONTHS IMAGE...I promise!! It is so darn cute and versatile that I thought I would give you just a little tease!!

This is no tease...Today is the last day to get this adorable image free (see below).
Just click on link below and load it to your cart from the Free section.

I hope I have given you the motivation to carve out a little crafty time. 
Seriously, you will REALLY want next months Digi of the Month.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Week 3 sketch at the Outlawz Challenge

We are in the 3rd week of November (can you believe Thanksgiving is NEXT weeks!) so it is time for another sketch challenge at the Outlawz Challenge.

This is the sketch provided for you to use as your inspiration. 

Here are the samples of how the DT was inspired by the sketch.

Deedee - Pilgrim Owls

Hope you get a little time to crafty before the holiday next week!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Snowflakes with Tamara Dixon

Snow: it's something we don't get much here in Northern California, and yet, when asked what I associate most with Winter, snow is exactly what comes to mind. How about you? Snow is truly iconic, and today our November Guest Designer, Tamara Dixon, has created a spectacular card showcasing that which is at the heart of snow -- snowflakes!

Tamara used an image, paper, and sentiment from the "Snowflakes" set to create this 5.25-inch square card. The classic navy blue cardstock by Bazzill, along with the grey ink (Memento London Fog) that she used to highlight the elements really make them stand out to the eye. She added rhinestone accents by Want2Scrap that glisten just as snow does in the sunshine. Isn't it gorgeous?!? Tamara isolated the single large snowflake against a backdrop of so many others and really dressed it up. You can see where she sponged the ink around the image to make the snowflake stand out, and added the rhinestones to the end and center points. What you might not be able to see in the photo is that she glossed up the snowflake with clear Wink of Stella, and that the background paper glistens like real snow, thanks to the Shimmer (frost) she added. I am told by a mutual friend who has seen this card in "real" life that the effect is truly stunning!

Here's what the inside looks like. Here Tamara highlighted a sentiment from the "Snowflakes" set, and sparkled up the snow mound that she added.

Everything about this is so lovely, but especially the message! If we think of ourselves as snowflakes moving through life, we each shine in our own ways like the snowflake that Tamara highlighted on the front of her card, but it is when we stick together, like mounds of snow, that we truly accomplish!

Tamara will be back next Wednesday to share one last project as our November Guest Designer, so don't miss out! In the meantime, you can see more of her beautiful work at her gallery at Splitcoast Stampers.

Monday, November 17, 2014

November Challenge Inspiration -- Half-way Through!

We are halfway through our November Digi of the Month challenge. Have you played along? I see that a lot of you have, and it's so fun to see the variety of projects you've come up with using this month's set! If you haven't played yet, there is still plenty of time. This month's challenge will run through Sunday, November 30.

Here is a little "half-way through" inspiration for you today from some of our designers. Enjoy, and happy crafting!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Inspiration is Everywhere

Especially if you look around our DT blogs! These ladies have been busy making some cute crafts to inspire you.

Have a blessed week! Come back tomorrow for Digi of the Month Inspiration.