Saturday, April 4, 2015

Send a Smile for Kids

At "Send a Smile for Kids," the challenges are always about making and sending cards to and from kids! They are a charitable blog whose mission is to collect and donate cards for children (and their parents and caregivers) who are inpatient at Children's hospitals. They vary their themes on a bi-weekly basis to help keep their crafters inspired. This week we are blessed to be able to sponsor this amazing challenge! The theme of "our" challenge is to make a card for a mother or other female loved one from a child.

Kathy and I both had a lot of fun with this challenge! She made a darling purse card using the new "In the Bag" set. Every lady knows that a purse is a necessity, right? So why not a purse card, too? I love that Kathy printed the purse on to textured paper, and fussy-cut the image so that the strap of the purse hangs outside the matte. Both give this a great look! The colors are also warm and cheerful!

Kathy D.


For my card, I used the newly re-released "Spring Blessings." Teddies always bring a smile to my face, so this digi seemed the perfect choice. I tried to emulate how my girls used to make cards for me when they were little -- always with bright colors, ribbon or rick-rack, punched out shapes, and of course a few sparkly jewel accents. This card couldn't normally go to a young child because of the tiny jewels on the butterfly (choking hazard!), but it definitely could go to a child's mommy!

Deedee
"Spring Blessings"

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Now, we would love for you to play along over there in the next couple weeks to enter to win some digis, but more importantly, we'd really love for you to donate whatever cards you make for this challenge to Send a Smile for Kids! Think of the many smiles your cards could generate during a tough time for one or more families! Information about how to donate and guidelines to follow in your card-making can be found right here on their blog.

Wishing you a very blessed Easter weekend as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!!!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Getting Sketchy with Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2!

Now here's a fun one for our card sketch lovers (and remember, every card sketch can also be used to make scrapbook pages)! This week we're sponsoring at at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. More chances to win digis -- hooray! Here's the sketch that they shared with us:



And here's a little something to get you thinking about how to use the sketch. Of course, you'll find many more samples at the  Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog. Have a blessed day! :-)

Deedee
"Chance of Showers"



"Blooming Blessings"






Anything Goes this Week at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge

So if you play in any of the other challenges we have listed this week come over and play in Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #221 also since it is an Anything Goes Challenge. Then you can double your chances of winning a Gift Code to the store! Have you seen the new digis she added to the store this past week? They are perfect for the ladies in our lives....Mother's Day is not to far away!



Here are a couple samples from Pippa and I. Pippa decided to make a Christmas Card and I decided to do an Easter Card and Birthday Card. I was trying to make the Easter Card for the Word Art Wednesday post but didn't get it done in time so I will show it off here!







 If you make a project this week I hope you will link it up to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge since it is Anything Goes this week!



Thursday, April 2, 2015

Getting Ornamental with Christmas Cards All Year Round

Oh yes, it is a busy week here for sponsorships! :-) That's a really good thing, though, because it means lots of opportunities for you to win some of our digis! So if you haven't found the "right" challenge for you yet of those we've shared so far, then how about this one, then? Over at Christmas Cards All Year Round, the theme for the month is "Ornaments." And yes, you read that correctly -- this is a month-long challenge, so you have plenty of time to play.  Here's a bit of inspiration from our team to get you thinking. Be sure to stop over to the Christmas Cards All Year Round blog for more.

Deedee
"Meowy Christmas"


The Lord Liveth! with Word Art Wednesday

This week we are sponsoring the ever-so-encouraging challenge at Word Art Wednesday. I can't think of any better week for us to be sponsoring than the one right before Easter! As you probably know by now, at Word Art Wednesday, you may join the challenge by sharing any paper-craft project that you make that includes an encouraging sentiment or Scripture verse. The challenge is, however, Christ-centered, and each week they offer participants a free Scripture word art verse, created by Karen Murray. I encourage you to hop over there this week if for no other reason than to see the fabulous, uplifting projects their team have made, to read their thought-provoking devotional, and, of course, to snag this week's word art by Karen! It is all about the amazing miracle and joy that is Easter to Christians -- the Lord liveth!!! 

Of course, we have some inspiration for this challenge for you, here, too! :-)

Stephanie
"Blooming Blessings"




Deedee
"Become New"



Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Introducing the April Guest Designer: Debi of That Might Look Good on a Card


It's April 1st and here at Deedee's Digi's we are excited to introduce you to our April Guest Designer:  Debi from That Might Look Good On A Card!  Honestly, I think Debi can make ANYTHING look good on a card - you'll be a believer too when you visit her amazing blog and see her beautiful creations.

For her first Guest Designer spot Debi used a wonderful set for Easter called "Uneggspected".  You can find it HERE if you are a resident of the European Union, or find it HERE if you are NOT a resident of the EU.  

Now look at that card..isn't it amazing?  You haven't seen anything yet...check this out!:


Now how super creative is that??  I'm amazed and I'm sure you are as well.  The colors Debi used are just perfect for Spring and Easter...and even a super creative fold!  WOWzers!

Here's a little bit about Debi from Debi:

I make cards with an occasional odd project, especially when my grandsons are here.  I am intrigued by different techniques and folds, love embossing folders and fussy cutting.  Many of my cards are donated to Operation Write Home and Send a Smile 4 Kids. You might find me at an Heirloom or Stamp Scrap Art Tour stamping show teaching the Make n Takes at a friend's CTMH booth, which I thoroughly enjoy.  It's so much fun meeting fellow stampers and exchanging tips and tricks.   I teach occasional classes for a group of Red Hatters - feathers, bling and tons of fun!  I enjoy crocheting, baking and my grandkids, so don't be surprised to see some of those projects as well as pictures of my 1 yr old great granddaughter on my blog,  That Might Look Good on a Card.

We'll be seeing more lovely creations from Debi each Wednesday in April.  Be sure to stop by her blog and look around...and of course - leave her some love because we all enjoy to read those special comments on our blogs.  

God bless you!!!!


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Time to get ready for the Spring & Summer Weddings

Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge #79 wants to see your Wedding Cards this week. It's the perfect time to make up a few wedding cards to have on hand. Stephanie and Faith made some beautiful samples to get you inspired.

I love the simplicity with boldness of the purple. Did you see she added the grey under the cake to give it something to sit on...clever!!

Check out all the coolness she did in Photoshop!! I don't understand the "technical" stuff so if you want to know how she did this check out her blog! (click on her name above)

Different styles of wedding cards but all so beautiful! I hope we have inspired you to play in your craft room today.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Do you Facebook?

If you are on Facebook check out the Crafting from the Heart Facebook Challenge. It is a private group so you have to join but if you come play and post your card you will have a chance to win a $15.00 gift code to Deedee's Digis. I'm not a Facebook person but I did join since we were sponsoring the challenge this week. The theme is Anything Goes so I'm sure you have some craft project you need to make this week! If you need last minute Easter cards we have just the inspiration for you!






Blessings are Bloomin' this Month

It's Spring, and the world is all a-bloom! It's also time for a new Digi of the Month challenge, and this month, our featured digi set is taking its cue from nature. Whether you're a card-maker, scrapbooker, or another kind of paper crafter entirely, this month's featured set -- "Blooming Blessings" -- will help you get Spring projects made for so many different occasions!



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 at deedeesdigis@gmail.com -- sometimes things do go wrong with email). If you did not participate in last month's challenge, you can still purchase this set for just $1.25 this month at our shop. You can find it HERE if you are a resident of the European Union, or find it HERE if you are NOT a resident of the EU.

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, 26 April 2015If you are inspired to make more than one project we would love to see them all...no limit on times you can enter! You must make at least one project and link it up below to get next month's featured set emailed to you. We can't wait to see what you all make!
***Please Note: This challenge ends on April 26th because it is the last Sunday of the month.***

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 $10 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! 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

It's all about the Sentiment this week

We are also playing over at Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge # 73. They would like to see a SENTIMENT on the card. You could make one card that fits both challenges we are highlighting today (Allsorts Challenge and Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge) to double your chances at winning a $15.00 gift code to the store!!






Hope you get a chance to play with us! Have a blessed week.







Feature a Creature





We are sponsoring Allsorts Challenge Blog this week and the theme is Feature a Creature. Well, if  you have any of Deedee's Digis I know you have a creature in there somewhere. There are a ton of cute creatures in the store! You don't have to use a Deedee's Digis to play in the challenge but we would love it if you did!

If you needed inspiration our team has several samples that is bound to get the creative juices flowing!!




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Come back at 3 pm Pacific Time for more inspiration as we are sponsoring another challenge this week!