Saturday, May 2, 2015

21st National Scrapbook Day Challenge, Discount, & Prize!

Hello, crafty friends! Today is the 21st annual "National Scrapbook Day!" How exciting! To celebrate the 21st anniversary of this papercraft-oriented day, we thought it would be fun to host a challenge here to get you crafting. We've also got a discount code for you to use at the shop, as well as a prize for one blessed winner!

First, the coupon code! You can save 21% between now and Saturday, 9 May on any purchase at the shop using the code: NSD21

To use this code: add items to your cart, then click the "Checkout" button. At the bottom left of the "Checkout" screen, type the code into the "Enter Coupon" text box. Then click the "Apply" button directly to the right of this box to apply the discount. Your total should then be discounted. Complete the checkout process.

And now, the challenge! Several of our designers have created sample scrapbook pages and cards. Your job is to lift (CASE, copy) one of them, using any Deedee's Digis materials (digis, papers). You can lift a card into a scrapbook page, lift a page into a card, etc. If you've never "lifted" someone else's project, it's pretty simple to do. You look at the project, and then find some elements about it that you really like to copy into your own project. For example, you might copy the layout, the color scheme, the digis used, the papers used, etc., or all of the above. Here's an example of what we mean. Faith created this fantastic scrapbook layout using the "Grown With Love," digi set, and Kathy lifted it into a card. Pretty cool, huh? You can choose any of the samples below, including Faith's and Kathy's to base your project on.

Once you've made your creation, please share it on your blog or gallery, and then link it up here, using the linky tool at the bottom of this post. Be sure to mention in your blog or gallery post which designer's work you "lifted." You have until 23:55 (11:55 PM) Pacific Time next Saturday, 9 May to enter. The winner, chosen by random draw, will be announced here Sunday. They will receive a $21 gift code to the shop AND will get to be our Guest Designer here on the Deedee's Digis for a to-be-determined month. Woo-hoo! If the prize doesn't inspire you to play, then check out the rest of the samples from our Design Team! There is something here for everyone. Come on -- you know you want to play. ;-)

"Ornamental - Traditional"
(Here for non-EU residents OR here for EU residents)

"Coffee Cup Greetings"
(Here for non-EU residents OR here for EU residents)

Friday, May 1, 2015

The 12 Months of Christmas

We added a new challenge to sponsor, The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up.  Lisa contacted me after she had a sponsor close shop and I said sure we would love too. This challenge is a little different because it offers several different ways to play and win. You can play the "Anything Goes" side and if you link up a minimum of two (2) Christmas or holiday themed cards each month you will be qualified to receive that month's digital paper. Or if you follow the optional theme (which is Christmas Critters this month) then you will be entered into a prize drawing for $25.00 worth of Deedee's Digis. If that wasn't enough then you also have the chance to win a special digital Christmas kit that will be offered up after the year is complete for every holiday card you submit to the link up. The best part is that you have ALL MONTH to play along. So get a Christmas card done and link it up for a chance to WIN!!

Our team was busy getting ready for our National Scrapbook Day Celebration tomorrow (make sure to come back at midnight to check it out!!) so no sample inspirations for us. But I did get a couple from the Design Team over at The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. If you want to see them all go check out the challenge they made a SEVERAL samples with Deedee's Digis!

See you tomorrow!!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Creative Moments

First of all I love the name of the challenge blog....Creative Moments. Sometimes we have lots of creativity and sometimes not so much. Also different things can influence creative moments....sketches, challenges, new paper, a new digi, a new craft toy and many others! This week at Creative Moments they are having a color challenge. If it inspires you to be creative I hope you will come play with us. That is after it inspired you to have a bowl of ice cream! YUM!!

Faith and Pippa both decided to be inspired by the challenge itself because Faith had lost her Mojo and Pippa doesn't prefer color challenges. Well, they were inspired alright check out these beauties!!

Beautiful Lady - EU Residents ONLY
She is just so darn clever and she keeps finding new ways to make me say "ohhh!" She took the nail polish image and made it into a shaped card! Love how she added a sentiment to the lid of the polish. Perfection!

Baby Blessings Girl - EU Residents ONLY
For not liking color challenges she mastered this one! You just never know what will happen when you are pushed out of your comfort zone!! This is just colored up to perfection. Love the added safety pin in the corner. Cuteness!!

P.S. - The challenge is Anything Goes with the color challenge being optional. So if you are inspired to create ANYTHING come play with us for a chance to win a $15.00 gift code to the store!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

.....May Flowers!

If you remember last week - our Wednesday Guest Designer post was titled "April Showers....." and I hinted that Debi would be sharing those May Flowers this week....well here they are!  Debi has certainly outdone herself this week!!!!  She used "Rose Regards" which can be found here (Non-EU version) and here (EU Only version).  Look at what she created:

Isn't this just stunning??!!  I love the layers and her coloring...and of course - all those extra little touches like the embossing, die cut, and that little butterfly too.

Debi has certainly created many beautiful cards for her Guest Design spot here at Deedee's Digis and we certainly thank her so much for sharing with us!!!  Be sure to stop by her blog and leave her some love:  That Might Look Good On A Card

Be sure to come back next Wednesday as we introduce our Guest Designer for May!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Crafting from the Heart

Oh my, we have so many opportunities for you to win digis from our shop this week!!! Here is one more, and it's really an easy one to join in on -- the "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafting from the Heart! Check out the challenge, and check out this inspiration from our own team today:

"Chance of Showers"

Look how Marji layered the two different clouds on this sweet card, so that it is both raining, and raining love. How clever!

"Special Lady"

Tamara used just the sentiment from the "Special Lady" set, and framed it with die cuts and pretty, floral paper. Oh so lovely!!!

"Cuppa Love"

What a gorgeous color combination Zella used on this, and I love how she carried the design of the diagonal corner ribbon accent into the inside of the card. Very pretty!!!

Getting Sketchy with Tuesday Morning Sketches

Need a great card sketch from which to craft today? The team at the Tuesday Morning Sketches blog have a fabulous one to share with you. By following their sketch, you'll get your card (or cards -- why stop at just one?!?) made in no time, and if you link it up to the challenge by Sunday afternoon, you might just win some digis from our shop! Here's how Faith and I used the sketch. As you can see, we came up with totally different cards. Aren't sketch challenges fun that way?!? :-)

"Fluttering By"

"Grown with Love"

Monday, April 27, 2015

Always Anything Goes with Craft Your Passion

I love a good craft challenge, because it gives me something to work towards. But sometimes the best challenge is simply "anything goes," and that's exactly what you'll always find at the Craft Your Passion challenge blog. This week we have the pleasure of sponsoring there, so be sure to stop over and peek at the beautiful projects their team has made with some of our digi sets. I promise you'll find some great inspiration there, and if you play along, you could win some of our digis, too! Before you hop off, though, first have a look at these beauties made by our own team to inspire you in your crafting today.

"Grillin' & Chillin'"

How fun is this little BBQ invitation? I love how the main sentiment is shaped like a sandwich pick, and the sequins that Carol added are so playful. This invite promises a good time will be had!

"Ornamental Contempo"

Wouldn't you love to get this eye-catching Christmas card in your mailbox this winter? You really have to look again and again at this to see all of the details that Faith put into this, from the background embossing to the wire ornament hangers!

"Chalk Talk"

This card is just so sweet, and perfect for reaching out to just about anyone. I love how Marji stood the little mouse on the eraser. And can you see the little beaded eyes she gave him? So cute!

Dad Gets a Day Off (May Digi of the Month Challenge)

Everyone deserves a day off now and again, and this month we're giving Dad a turn! Welcome to a new "Digi of the Month" challenge, featuring the all-new "Dad's Day Off" digi set. If you don't have a Dad to celebrate, this set would also make cards and projects for many other occasions -- hello, retirement, get well, thank you, and birthday, just to name a few! And even though this set is masculine in design, as you'll see in our samples below, it can also be used to make feminine cards!

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 -- 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 get it here if you are a resident of the European Union, or get 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 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, 31 May 2015. If you are inspired to make more than one project we would love to see them limit on the number of 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!

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!