Saturday, June 6, 2015

Super Cuteness (Scrapbook Saturday)

"Scrapbook Saturday" is back! We took a little hiatus to give designer Melissa Craig a much-needed break, but she's back in action today with a new, totally adorable layout to share.  Before I share it with you, though, I want to let you know that "Scrapbook Saturday" is moving to a monthly format, instead of its previous bi-monthly format. But don't worry -- Melissa will still be bringing you fun inspiration twice per month with our new "3D Saturday" feature! In this she will share other types of projects besides cards and scrapbook pages. Fun!!! And now here is this week's promised dose of "super cuteness."

What did I tell you? Totally adorable, right? Well, I have to clarify here that the photo Melissa used on this layout is my youngest baby, Jessie, (now a freshmen in high school!), and this happens to be my very favorite picture of her, so I'm a bit biased -- ha ha! But, when I say "super cuteness," I'm not just referring to my daughter, but, of course, to Melissa's fabulous page!

This darling layout is completely digital. Melissa created it using the butterfly paper and the two different butterfly images from the "Spring Blessings" digi setShe contrasted the patterned paper with solid yellow paper, and split the frame using a playful magenta rick-rack border.  The way that she laid out the butterfly images creates a wonderful accent piece for the photo. The sentiment -- "Super Cuteness" -- is Melissa's own, as is the fun little flower that she made to accent the sentiment. I love how that little flower ties so well with Jessie's outfit. Beautiful work, as always, Melissa!

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek, and have a fantastic weekend!!!

Friday, June 5, 2015

A Perfectly Sweet Challenge for Deedee's Digis!

Digitally Sweet Challenges is a challenge blog that wants you to use something digital. The whole project can be 100% digital or it can by a hybrid project where you print out the digital parts and make a traditional project. As long as something on the project is digital and meets the theme then it can be entered for a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to the store. So what is the theme you is a inspirational photo:

You can be inspired by the fruit or that it is food in general. You can be inspired by the color palette that is used. Just state in your blog what inspired your project and then link it up to the Digitally Sweet Challenge Blog.

Faith is one of our digital girls on the team and since she is also on the Digitally Sweet Challenge Design Team I get to share her project today. I'm going to show her 100% digital version of this card along with how she took that and printed them out to make a traditional card.

100% Digital

Traditional Paper Card

Easy Peasy!! Can't wait to see what digital elements you will use! Oh and yes you can print out a digital outline and color it in with markers if you want! 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Your Scrapbook Place

Your Scrapbook Place is an Always Anything Goes challenge.  The challenge runs for the month so you have plenty of time to make a project and enter for a chance to win a $25.00 gift code to the store.

In the earlier post today you say a cute card from Sandy using the Hang in There digi. Well, I noticed on her blog that she actually made two cards using the digi so I had to show off the 2nd card too! She loves Deedee's bears and you can tell with how she brings them to life when coloring them.

With Father's Day only a couple weeks away NanaConnie brings us the perfect inspiration to craft a masculine card for a dad in our life. I love the saying she used!

"Dad's Day Off"

Make your Mark

Deedee's is one of the sponsors this week at Addicted to Stamps & More. The challenge is Make your Mark - use anything on your project that makes a mark. Sandy, Carol and Pippa sure know how to "make their mark!" Check out these amazing projects and the mad coloring skills that they have.

I will definitely being leaving the coloring up these three talented ladies!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Introducing our June Guest Designer

Can you believe it's the first Wednesday in June?  And do you know what that means?  It's time to introduce our new Guest Designer.

Before we introduce you to our new Guest Designer though, we want to take a minute and thank Deanne for sharing her amazing talent with us during May.  We enjoyed seeing your creativity at work!

And now who do we get to admire for the month of June?  Well that would be Linda of Creepin Along.  You will enjoy going through her blog and seeing her cards.  Here's a bit about Linda:

I live in the Iowa, not too far from where I grew up, with my husband, a rescued Vizsla, and two yellow fat cats.  My mother was crafty and she passed that passion on.   In the early 80's, my sister wanted to make her own Christmas cards with my help; that was my first experience in papercrafting.  I took a break until six years ago when I ran across some "Close To My Heart" catalogs at a garage sale.  I ended up taking classes from the consultant and got hooked. It was getting connected to Operation Write Home that really allowed my passion for card making to grow and I learned so much from their tutorials.  I eventually started a blog, which really expanded my access to some awesome inspiration and digital stamps including Deedee’s Digis.  It has been a wonderful experience to "meet" others online who are passionate about papercrafting.

Now wait until you see what Linda has created for her first Guest Designer spot....

Isn't this absolutely beautiful!?  Linda was super creative and two two sets to create one card.  The verse is from "Endless Beginnings" and the frame is from "Blooming Blessings"  Isn't that creative?  Stop by and visit Linda at Creepin Along - she will delight your eyes!

Be sure to come back next Wednesday to see what Linda has to show won't want to miss it!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Time to Hop with House of Cards

It is the end of the third term at House of Cards Challenge Blog so they are saying "goodbye" to some DT members and saying "hello" to others. The best way to do that is with a big Blog Hop with lots of prizes. Go to House of Cards and hop along each of the DT links listed. Then use the inspirational photo to make a project that you will link up to their challenge. There is a $25.00 gift code to Deedee's Digis hidden somewhere and you can't win if you don't play!

 Inspirational Photo

To check out how Faith and I found inspiration in the photo click on our names above the photo and it will take you to our personal blogs.

Creative Lady Birds

We have a new challenge (to us) that we are sponsoring this month - Creative Lady Birds. It is an Always Anything Goes that last a WHOLE month! So if you make one project there are several Anything Goes Theme challenges this week you can enter into for several chances to win!

"Merry Christ-mouse"

Not sure if Lynn is hot and trying to bring cooler weather or if she is just trying to get ahead of Christmas before it gets here! Either way the card is adorable and someone will love to find it in their mailbox this December.

Mary H's sister-in-law loves her garden so this card will be perfect for her. Did you see how the bag looks old with stains on it...check out her blog she tells you how to get that look! Totally cool.

Remember to come back at 3 pm Pacific Time for more inspiration and another challenge Deedee's Digis is sponsoring.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Craft Your Passion

Lots of sponsorships going on again this month and 5 of them started today!! So we will be doing 2 post (Midnight and 3 pm Pacific Time) a day for the rest of the week to show off samples and talk about each challenge.

First up is our sponsorship of Craft Your Passion Challenge which is always an Anything Goes challenge. So go play in your craft room and then come link up to Craft Your Passion Challenge and show us your creation. That will enter you in for a chance to win a $15.00 gift code to the store!!

Mary went Clean and Simple today but added interest with the soft coloring around the mats and the placement of the sentiment. Perfection!

Zella took a break from crafting the past couple months but she is back now making a couple cards a month to share with us and I couldn't be happier!! I love this hat image (wondering why I haven't used it yet!) and the way she colored it up! Of course I love those papers.

See you tomorrow at Midnight and 3 pm Pacific Time for some more inspiration and challenges Deedee's Digis is sponsoring this month!

Diver Daniel (June Digi of the Month Challenge)

Summer is nearly here, and the weather is starting to heat up. What's a body to do but take a nice refreshing dip into some cool, refreshing water? If you can't take a literal dive, how about taking a crafty dive this month with Daniel Duck in the June "Digi of the Month" challenge, featuring the all-new "Diver Daniel" digi set!

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 find it HERE .

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 23:55 (11:55 pm) Pacific Time on Sunday, 28 June 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!