Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sponsoring at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown

'Tis the season to be crafting those Christmas cards, and we are sponsoring the perfect challenge to help inspire you: 52{Christmas} Card Throwdown! The theme of the current challenge is an easy one: revisit any past challenge. The team at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown has all the previous challenges indexed and easily accessible through the tabs at the top of their blog to make this super easy for you. This is a bi-weekly challenge, meaning you have two weeks to join in. If you play along, not only will you have one more Christmas card finished, but you could win a $15 gift code to our shop. I'd call that a win-win situation, wouldn't you? ;-)

Here's what some of our team made for this challenge:

Theme Challenge # 23 ("Stars") -- "Away in a Manger"

Color Combo Challenge # 11 ("Pink, Brown, and Cream or White") -- "Gingerbread Angels"

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

December Guest Designer: Pippa Price!

Please welcome our December Guest Designer, Pippa Price! Pippa is a wife of 29 years, mom of two lovely daughters, an educator, and a lifetime crafter. She is also a fellow sister in Christ, and in fact is the wife of a rector -- how fun! Pippa first came to my attention through our monthly challenges. She has a clean and classy crafting style, and the way that she colors the images on her projects always makes them shine out.

For her first project, Pippa has made a magnificent Christmas card combining elements of nature with  the true reason for the season -- the birth of sweet baby Jesus! She started with the pre-colored poinsettia wreath image from "Beauty of the Season". She printed the poinsettia flowers multiple times, and then layered them one on top of another. This 3D layering, plus the golden glitter she added to the flower centers really bring them to life! Pippa made a sweet little recessed spot inside the poinsettia frame in which to nestle the image from "Away in a Manger." She colored the image of the baby Jesus in the manger with Spectrum Noir pens. See what I mean about her coloring? It is just so vivid! Again, Pippa layered multiple copies of the image to give this dimension and life. Then she layered the whole beautiful scene on to a festive gold cardstock base.

Here is what the inside looks like. Pippa duplicated the poinsettia frame image from the front of the card, adding a Scripture verse about the birth of our Lord, along with another warm Christmas sentiment.

Pippa even created an "envelobox" for this showpiece of a card. How fun is that?!?

To read more about how Pippa put together this fabulous Christmas creation, and to see more of her lovely work, please visit her blog. We'll have another fun project from her next Wednesday, so please do check back!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Hopping along with House of Cards

House of Cards is having their end of term blog hop so we decided to join in the fun! If you hop along you will have a chance to win a $10.00 gift code to Deedee's Digis! The blog hop creations were inspired by this photo:

Carol and I were also inspired by this photo so we decided to play along!

I just love this card. Love how the deer stands out and the tree is frosted. A beautiful scene with so much detail! If you want details on the card click on her name to go to her blog.

I went with the food and color scheme. This is not what I started out making but it is what I ended up with. You can read all about it on my blog.

Head over to House of Cards and play can do the hop and/or make a project yourself based on the inspiration photo.

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Digi of the Month Challenge

Did you turn your calendar over to December this morning? If not, it's time. It's also time for a brand new Digi of the Month challenge! This month we have a very playful set to share with you -- "Happy Brrr-day." There are a lot of elements in this set, which gives you a lot of options for creativity! Use any one of the images alone, or layering them to create a festive Winter scene.

You can purchase this month's featured set in our shop for just $1.25If 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 at -- 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. 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 by 11:55 pm Pacific Time on Sunday, 28 December 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!