Saturday, August 8, 2015

Scrapbook Saturday: Home Is Where Your Dog Is

It's been a little quiet around here this week, we know! We've been busy trying to squeeze the last bits of fun out of Summer, and we hope you're doing the same. But we're back today with a darling "Scrapbook Saturday" share by our resident digital scrapbooker, Melissa Craig. Melissa's son's dog, "Chloe," is the star of this layout. Isn't she so precious?!? I want to rub her ears and talk baby talk to her -- ha ha!

To create this page, Melissa used patterned papers, an image, and a sentiment from the "Darling Doggies" set. I really like how she split the patterned papers in the background into a grid of sorts, and then rounded the corners of each piece. The red matte behind Chloe's photo also makes her sweet face stand out, and the red button is positioned so it draws extra attention her way. The puppy digi and stars do a great job of adding playfulness to the page, and of course that sentiment is so true -- home is where your dog is! Beautiful design, Melissa, and thanks so much for sharing it and your darling Chloe with us today. :-)

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

August Guest Designer - WELCOME JEAN!

August is here and with that we say hello to a new Guest Designer:  Jean Chaney!  WELCOME JEAN!!! 

Jean is so talented - you will certainly want to spend some time on her blog:  Tangle Street Colorway.  But guess what?  She has all sorts of parts to her blog - she has Tangle Street Journals and Tangle Street Studio for Zentangle.  Jean is one super talented crafter!!!!

Jean has always enjoyed exploring all kids of art mediums.  Having been an elementary art school teacher for over 20 hears gave her lots of opportunities to play.  When she retired she became a Certified Zentangle Teacher so that she could continue to teach something fun.  She did do that and then expanded into becoming Copic and Spectrum Noir certified.  She loves the online creative community and has THREE blogs for sharing each of her artistic interests.   Be sure to check them all out - you won't be disappointed!!!!

For her first project to share with us she used Coffee Cup Greetings and she put those expert color skills to use! 

What a cute little hamster!!!  Why not grab a cup of coffee (or tea...or even a big glass of lemonade) and use Jean's card as inspiration to create something today?  Stop by Tangle Street Colorway and leave Jean some love - she would so appreciate it and love to hear from you!!!!

Come back and join us next Wednesday....Jean has a "souper" project to share! 

Monday, August 3, 2015

August Digi of the Month (Free-for-All Challenge!)

Happy August! It's time for a new Digi of the Month Challenge! Introducing "Seasonal Baskets" -- this month's featured set! This set is very versatile -- great for year-round project-making! Although it's not shown in the promo pic, the set also includes an outline-version-only of an empty basket, so that you can customize its contents!

Now, August is Deedee's Digis "birth" month (woo-hoo!), and in celebration, this month's challenge is a"free-for-all." That means that whether or not you joined last month's challenge, we are offering the Christmas basket image from this month's set for FREE here to everyone, so that you can join in this month! You can find the digi at the bottom of this post.

If you did participate in last month's challenge, you should have already received this entire 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 are new to our "Digi of the Month" challenges, why not join in the fun? This is a monthly progressive freebie challenge. You can purchase this month's featured set HERE for just $1.25 this month in our shop, or get it for FREE with any $10 purchase. (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!

 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, 30 August 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!

Below is the "Christmas Basket" digi, as promised, in both outline and pre-colored forms. Each is a separate image. To download an image, click on it to view it at full size. Then, right-click on the image and select "Save..." or "Save As..." to save the image to your computer. IMPORTANT: Please note that although this image is currently offered "free-of-charge," it is still subject to Copyright restrictions, which include our Use Policies. Please do NOT share this image online or otherwise except as part of a finished project. If you know someone who would like to join our challenges, please point them towards our blog rather than sharing the image directly. Thank you! :-)