Saturday, July 18, 2015

Brighten Their Day (3-D Saturday)

Summer may not officially be "cold and flu season," but we still sometimes catch "bugs" this time of year...and I'm not talking about fun ones like lighting bugs, a.k.a. fireflies!  If you know someone who is down with an illness, they would probably really appreciate a little extra love and some get-well wishes. For this month's "3-D Saturday" share, Melissa has just the perfect idea of something you can make to brighten their day. Check this out!


How adorable is this?!? Melissa played off the idea of catching fireflies in the summer to create this darling get-well "lantern." She used the "Little Light" digi set, which is one of the many freebies available in our shop. Here's what Melissa has to share with you today about this amazing project:

"[The] 3D Mason jar by Snapdragon Snippets SVG file was used to create a special get-well gift. It contains a packet of soup mix and tissues. You could also add packets of Emergen-C or cough drops. Whatever you'd like to give a friend when they're feeling a bit under the weather. I am featuring Little Light."


"I created a tag card (SVG file by Jaime Lane Designs), using my own sentiment.  I tried to match the font that Deedee used when she created this set."


This is the inside of the tag card.  I printed the sentiment first on some cardstock and then positioned it on my cutting mat so that my sentiment is in the right spot on the card."

Cleverly and beautifully made, Melissa!

I imagine this is the sort of get-well gift that anyone, from toddler to senior, would enjoy getting. Wouldn't you? :-)


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Sponsoring something new!

Deedee's Digis is getting to sponsor a new challenge...to us that is! Crimbo Crackers Christmas Challenges has sponsors time to time so I asked if she would like us to sponsors her challenge and she said "yes!" She runs the blog by herself but it is a fun Christmas Challenge blog if you are looking for one to inspire you to get Christmas cards made before December. The challenges run for 2 weeks so plenty of time to make a Christmas/Winter card with the theme of "something cute". Hope you will check out Crimbo Crackers and be inspired to play along!


Gingerbread Angels Digital Image
This Gingerbread angel is just so sweet and cute with her rosy cheeks. 

Christmas Cookies Digital Image
Snowman are pretty darn cute too but Deedee really out did herself with this set. 
Christmas Cookies...how clever!!


Have a wonderful end to your work week and a beautiful start to your weekend.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A whole set!


Welcome back to our Guest Designer Spotlight.  Pat at Patacake Pages is our Guest Designer for July and this week she not only has one card to share with us - but a whole set!!!  She  used Spring Blocks for her card set.  And take a look - she even made envelopes too!!!  Aren't these just amazing????


I asked Pat what her favorite type of paper-craft project to create and why?  If it is cards, what is your favorite theme?  She said "I make a ton of cards every month. Cards are a quick craft and my time is precious. Between a full-time job and my family, I am also a caretaker for my uncle, am taking classes at the community college and being tutored in German language classes. That leaves precious little time to craft, and cards are quick to put together and fun to give away. My favorite theme is HUMOR, and I love to create a card that delivers a surprise punch-line."

Head on over to Patacake Pages and leave her some love - she will certainly appreciate it.  And don't forget to come back next week and see what Pat has in store for us....You won't want to miss it!!!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches

It's Tuesday and Deedee's Digis is sponsoring Tuesday Morning Sketches this week with this sketch:


Since Melissa is not only the owner of Tuesday Morning Sketches but also on Deedee's Design Team she has made the sample to inspire you.






I love how she kept the rabbit white and simple but colored in the balloon. 

Come play with us for a chance to win a $15.00 gift code to Deedee's Digis.



Monday, July 13, 2015

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!!





Another cute Digi of the Month Stamp, Ice Cream Truck! Sandy and Marji made samples to inspire you to come play along with us. 





 
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, 2 August 2015. If you are inspired to make more than one project we would love to see them all...no limit on the number of times you can enter! You must make at least one project and link it up in the original post to get next month's featured set emailed to you


Sunday, July 12, 2015

CAS style has gone fruity!

It's another Sunday in July so there is a new challenge posted at Outlawz CAS Challenge . In honor of July being National Blueberry Month they want to see fruit (a fruit image or sentiment) on your project done in CAS (Clean and Simple) Style.

I'm so glad Deedee took her vacation at the beginning of summer because if it wasn't for her and the team I'm not sure I would know which way was up! I have been so discombobulated since my vacation and can't seem to get it together. Maybe I will get caught up and organized so I can play in some of the challenges at the end of the month. But for now Deedee has some inspiration to get you ready to play in the "fruit" challenge at Outlawz CAS Challenge.




Didn't think to use the cute monkey's for fruit but it works since they are playing in a barrel full of bananas! Hope you get to play in your craft room this week!