Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving America!

Hello and happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends, followers and readers! We had our Thanksgiving up here in Canada back in October, so now it is our southern neighbour's turn.

This paper, like the one I made for the Canadian Thanksgiving (you can find it HERE), should be versatile enough for any fall related project. Take a peek...

 

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from:  Public Domain Pictures (Pixabay), The Coffee Shop Blog, Creative Tacos and Sheila Reid (Pixel Scrapper). Full credits in the file. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

So, if you do happen to live in the States, enjoy your feast today. Like I ask every year, I'd love for someone to have a great big slice of apple pie and let me know how good it was. For everyone else around the world, happy Thursday!

Well that is it for this one! See you again soon!

Until next time,

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fancy Fold Blog Hop with Imagine That Digistamp

ITD's Creative Playground

Hello Folks!!  Today we are doing something a wee bit different over on the Imagine That Digistamp blog. Normally on this day every week we have a special Thursday Inspiration post. This week however, we would like to invite you to join in a special blog hop for some "Fancy Fold" inspiration using items from Imagine That Digistamp!   

Welcome to my stop on the Hop! If you've come from Kristy's personal blog then you are right on track. If you are just starting out, you can find the full hop list at the bottom of this post.

We hope you will be inspired to try some of these card folds, treat boxes or other 3D projects you will see along the way. Creating something a little bit different is perfect timing with Christmas right around the corner!

I made an anniversary card for my parents who just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary last Friday (Nov. 10th), adopting a simple gate fold. I used an image from the Love Swans digi set. You can click HERE or on the preview below, to find it in the store.

http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p160/Love_Swans.html

Below you will find my card and some of the details.

FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Love Swans: I have used the pre-coloured image from this set and added my own background which I manipulated in Photoshop Elements (background image courtesy of Free Footages & Effects). You can find Love Swans in the Imagine That Digistamp shop by clicking on the watermark linked above.



INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment on the top is from Paulette from Create with TLC. It is available for purchase in the All You Need is Love set which can be found in the Create with TLC store HERE. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. This sentiment was recoloured for the purposes of this card. 
  • The sentiment on the bottom is one of my own. You can find it on my blog for FREE by clicking HERE. There are a number of other 'love' related sentiments also available for free on this same post.


OVERALL
Paper Products:
  • The paper used for the card base is from Michael's.

Challenges I am hoping to enter...
***Please note that if the word verification appears, ignore it and simply click the 'publish' button**

Next stop on the hop is Lisa Lynn. Click HERE to head there now!

If you missed any of the stops along the way, here is the complete list. You are definitely going to want to check out what all my fellow team members have in store for you!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully I will see you all very soon.

Until next time,

Friday, November 03, 2017

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #140...Birthdays

http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.ca

Hello to all my friends and readers out there in blogland! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #140, the theme is Birthdays. I do believe that it is the month of birth for both Pattie, the owner and designer of Pattie's Creations, and her sister Sandi, who happens to be our past Team Leader. So it is the perfect month to be celebrating the theme of birthdays! Happy birthday Pattie and Sandi and to anyone else celebrating a birthday in November!

I also wanted to say a special thank you to Sandi for being such a great team leader these past 3 and a half years that I've been with the team. Sandi has stepped away from the team to take on new adventures in life. I wish her all the best!

Now on to my card. I hope that I haven't forgotten any important details:

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Happy Birthday Bear: A rather adorable image. You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name or watermark linked below.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/156853786/happy-birthday-bear?ref=shop_home_active_10
    • Coloured digitally. Credits include:
      • Bear is paper pieced with a fur texture from My Free Textures. I've just changed the colour to suit the purposes of this particular card. 


Digital Embellishments:
  •  The ribbon is from the Another Teaparty kit created by Correen Silke available at {Computer}Scrapbook.com.
  • One of the buttons is from the General Accessories section of my Tag Grab Bag 1: Cotton Candy Collection. This section is available for purchase in the full bundle available in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.

  • The remaining buttons are from the Buttons, Bows & Brads section of my Mommy Dearest Kit. This section is available for purchase in the full bundle available in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.



 INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment is from Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. This sentiment was recoloured for the purposes of this card. 

OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used for the background on the front and inside, is a FREEBIE available on my blog. Click the preview image below to find it.
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/2017/04/freebie-alert-card-linky-party-happy.html
 

Digital Embellishment Details:
  •  I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and sentiment.
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until Nov. 30th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Birthdays. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules). In addition to all the typical criterion, you MUST USE A DIGITAL OR STAMPED IMAGE to qualify for the drawing (unless stated otherwise). We would absolutely love to see you use a Pattie's Creations (PC) image on your card, but you are allowed to use other images. If you do use a PC image, you will gain an extra entry in the draw and will have a better chance to WIN!  Easy Peasy right?!

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully I will see you all very soon.

Until next time,

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Freebie: Happy Hallowe'en

Boy am I cutting it close, but it is still Hallowe'en--for the next 12 minutes anyway!

While I am aware that some of you do not celebrate Hallowe'en, it has always been one of my favourite occasions. Did you know that the word Hallowe'en dates back to around 1745 and is of Christian origin? The word "Halloween" means "hallowed evening" or "holy evening" and it comes from a Scottish term for All Hallows' Eve (the evening before All Hallows' Day) (Wikepedia).

There is so much incredible history wrapped up into Hallowe'en and one of these years I may have the time to share more of it!

Anyway, here is the preview for today's freebie...


This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Creative Fabrica, HG Designs and Pixel Scrapper. Full credits in the file. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

Goodness there is so much going on tomorrow but I don't think I'll get a chance to get it all done especially since I've a Dr. appt. tomorrow afternoon. Wish me luck!

Until next time,

DT Call on Now at Scribbles Designs

http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/2017/10/dt-call-join-scribbles-designs-design.html

Scribbles Designs will be turning FIVE in January and we are looking to expand our team. If this is something you might be interested in, you can head HERE to find out all the info you need to know in order to apply.

Whether you have previous experience or have never been on a team, it doesn't matter. We'd love to hear from people with all levels of experience.

DT Call ends December 15, 2017. 
We look forward to meeting you!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge…October

http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com

Hello there! It is time to get my progressive card for the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge uploaded.

Check out the cute image that we got to work with this month...

https://www.gsd-stamps.com/products/racoon-digital-stamp

Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Racoon for free. If you decide to hop on and play along in the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge, then you can purchase this digital by clicking HERE (or on the watermark above to head to its location in the store). This way you'll receive next month's digital stamp for free.

Here are my card and details...

General Info:
  • This creation has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Positvtplus Studio via Deal Jumbo).
  • I decided to create a mock up that I could use as an email header.

EMAIL HEADER

Digital Image Details:
  • Racoon: You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured with a combo of techniques including digital and paper-piecing. Other credits include:
    • The bark used on the stump is courtesy of The CoffeeShp Blog.
    • The tree ring was created from an image courtesy of WeGraphics.
    • The wood in the sign was created from an image courtesy of FW Studio
    • The sky/clouds were created in Rebelle.
    • The grass is created with an image from Textures4Photoshop.
 
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • These sentiments were created by Paulette from Create with TLC. I picked both up as freebies a while back. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. They have been recoloured for the purposes of this project.

Challenges I am entering:

Challenges I am hoping to enter..

Well guys, that is it for this one. Have a great week.

Until next time,

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Card Design: Limited Runs Progressive Challenge ... Sept./Oct.

Limited Runs Badge

Hey folks! I'm here today to post my card for last month's Progressive Challenge over at Limited Runs! I'm afraid my post is late as I was waiting on some info from Nikki who unfortunately was rather ill last week. I did however send my card to Nikki on time; so, thankfully I still qualify for the next image.

The Progressive Challenge is actually on Facebook (FB) in the Limited Runs Group and can be found HERE. You will need to join the group in order to access the information. Now thankfully, Nikki is willing to accept mailed in entries for those people like me who don't have FB accounts. You can find her email addy in the side bar of the store (click on the image above to head there). In fact, if you don't have a blog, that is okay too. Simply send a photo and she'll add you in.

Check out the fun image that we got to work with this past challenge...

If you'd like to purchase the Cactus image you can now find it for $2.00, its regular price, over in the Limited Runs Store on a special page that showcases all the Progressive Challenge images. Click HERE to head there now.

Each round of Progressive Challenges will last for three months and there will be a grand prize winner at the end of each round.

Each  Round Lasts 1 Month:
Starts on the 15th and ends on the 13th with a winner

1st Round: 
Free Digi until the 29th of the month. Then you can buy into the challenge for $1.00

2nd Round***started Sept. 15th: 
Free Digi (if you played Round 1 & entered) or you can buy into the challenge for $1.00 

3rd Round***starts Oct 15th: 
Free Digi ( if you played Round 2 & entered) or you can buy into the challenge for $1.00


Not to confuse you, but while my card below is for round 2, the challenge itself has entered the 3rd round of this stage.


Here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any important details:

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 

FRONT
Digital Image Details:
  • Cactus: You can find this image in the store. Details above.
  • This image was coloured digitally using my Photoshop Elements program. Additional Credits include:

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The word art creation was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. It is available in the So So Sorry Digital Art Set. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. It has been recoloured for the purposes of this design.

Digital Embellishment Details:
  • The brads are from the Brads & Buttons section of my A Touch of Class Kit available for purchase in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.


INSIDE 

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment is one of my own that I created specifically for this project.

OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • Both papers were created for this project.

Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image on the front and sentiment on the inside. 
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am entering...

Challenges I am hoping to enter..

Be sure to pop over to the Facebook Group to find out all the details you need or visit the details page over at the store by clicking HERE.

Take care my friends and I hope to see you all again soon!

Until next time,

Monday, October 09, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Hello everyone! I am popping in today to wish all of my fellow Canadians a very happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you've all had a wonderful weekend surrounded by family and friends. I created a free paper in celebration of this great holiday.



This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. This paper will be part of a future set called, Fall Into Fall. I've used resources from Catharina77 (via Pixabay), Redfield Plugins, KrystalDesignsCo (via Inky Deals), Creative Tacos and The CoffeeShop Blog. Full credits in the file. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.Given that it is midnight, I hope I haven't made any errors. :)

Well that is it for this one! My day today will be spent with the person I am most thankful for--my hubby! See you again soon!

Until next time,

Friday, October 06, 2017

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #139…Shades of Fall

http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.ca

Hey folks! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #139, the theme is Shades of Fall. Autumn is officially here and it is time to showcase all the wonderful colours of the season. Reds, golds, oranges and greens abound in nature around us and this challenge we want to see some of these same colours of the season on your project!
 
Here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any important details:

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 

FRONT
 

Digital Image Details:
  • Pumpkin With Vines: This is such a great image for the fall season. You can find the image in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
  • This image was coloured completely digitally using Photoshop Elements.


INSIDE

Digital Image Details:
  • Pumpkin With Vines: I repeated the image on the inside using it as a mask that was paper pieced with the same texture as the inside panel on the front (more details below).


OVERALL
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • Both the sentiment used on the front and the one on the inside are from Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. These sentiments were recoloured to match the colours in this particular project.

 Digital Paper Details:
  • I have used one of my own papers. It is my Pumpkins paper from the future A Bountiful Harvest Kit. You can find it on my blog for FREE by clicking HERE.
https://app.box.com/s/3hsihk82q9p2dimos2dd
  • The paper used as a panel in the middle of the front and as a texture for the mask on the inside was created using a basic shape and one of the standard patterns available in Photoshop Elements. I believe it was the weave pattern in the Patterns 2 selection. For some reason when I went to check it wouldn't let me know the name of it. Sadly, my copy of Elements on my main computer has been acting up a bit since the last major update of Windows 10. 

Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Elif Sahin, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until Nov. 2nd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Shades of Fall. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules). In addition to all the typical criterion, you MUST USE A DIGITAL OR STAMPED IMAGE to qualify for the drawing (unless stated otherwise). We would absolutely love to see you use a Pattie's Creations (PC) image on your card, but you are allowed to use other images. If you do use a PC image, you will gain an extra entry in the draw and will have a better chance to WIN!  Easy Peasy right?!

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully I will see you all very soon.

Until next time,

Friday, September 29, 2017

Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge…September

http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com

Hello there! It is time to get my progressive card for the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge uploaded. Once again, I'm just in the nick of time!

Check out the cute image that we got to work with this month...

https://www.gsd-stamps.com/products/sweet-tooth-mouse-digital-stamp

Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Sweet Tooth Mouse for free. If you decide to hop on and play along in the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge, then you can purchase this digital by clicking HERE (or on the watermark above to head to its location in the store). This way you'll receive next month's digital stamp for free.

Here are my card and details...

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.

FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Sweet Tooth Mouse : You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured with a combo of tchniques including digital, layer styles and paper-piecing. Other credits include:
    • The fur was created using a pattern from Obsidian Dawn
    • The chair is an image in the public domain courtesy of Open Clipart Vectors (Pixabay)
    • The dough in the bowl was created from an image in the public domain courtesy of LchefGen (Pixabay)
    • The 'tabletop' was created from an image from FW Studio
    • The 'wallpaper' was created from a paper of mine yet to be released as a paper in the future Birthday Bash kit.
 
Digital Embellishments:
  • The banner was created using a brush designed by Heather of HG Designs. It is paper pieced with a paper from my A Taste of Summer Kit. You can purchase the papers alone or in the  bundle in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it for sale HERE.
  • Brads are from the Brads & Buttons section of my A Touch of Class Kit. The colour has been tweaked slightly. The bundle which includes this section (or just the paper sets alone) can be purchased in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it for sale HERE.


INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. I picked it up as a freebie a while back. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. It has been recoloured for the purposes of this project.


OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The birthday cake paper is a paper that I created in 2015. You can find it for FREE on my blog by clicking HERE.

Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and the sentiment. 
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am entering:

Challenges I am hoping to enter..

Well guys, that is it for this one. Have a great weekend.

Until next time,