Friday, February 05, 2016

Card Design: Scribbles Designs Feb. 5th Freebie Friday Inspiration


Hey peeps!  I'm popping in to bring you some more Freebie Friday Inspiration.   This week, over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog, there is a set of envelopes up for grabs and once again, I managed to whip up a digi card to accompany the post.  With Valentine's Day coming next Sunday, it would be the perfect time to tell the people in your life, just how much they mean to you.  Today's freebie can help you do just that.  Check it out...

General Info:
 
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a poster mockup (courtesy of Design Bolts).  I will print it out and assemble it a later date.

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Digital Image Details: 
  • #F 84 Envelopes 2 (Free)  A great versatile image perfect for a variety of occasions.  Please click on the name to find this image in the SD store or you can click HERE to find it in my Freebie Friday post.

Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • Another great sentiment created by 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.

Digital Embellishments:

Challenges I am hoping to enter... 

http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/
Don't forget to mark you calendars every Friday to head on over to the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog to grab the latest freebie up for grabs.  You can find the set of envelopes from Feb. 5th's post HERE.  It is a great way to add to your SD digi stamp collection.  Don't forget, that when you use an SD image on a project that you enter into our monthly challenges, you get extra entries!  That is a great incentive to use one of Sandy's images.

Well that is it for this post.  As always, I've lots to do behind the scenes.  See you again soon.

Until next time,

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #119...Love is in the Air

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Hello to all you wonderful people out there!  I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design ChallengeThis time around for Challenge #119, the theme is Love is in the Air.  It is the month of Love and a perfect time to show someone special just how much they mean to you or to start adding to your wedding card stash, as I have done for this challenge.

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


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Digital Image Details:
  • Peace Doves With Bow Such a beautiful image perfect for a wedding card.  You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
Peace Doves With Bow
 
Embellishments:  
  • Fabric hearts are Crafts brand items, purchased at Dollarama.


INSIDE FULL
Digital Image Details:
  • Hearts with Bow:  I thought this would add something nice to the left hand side of the inside of my card.  You can also find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
  • Coloured with Copic markers.
Hearts with Bow

CLOSE UP OF TOP PART OF INSIDE
  • Wedding Bands With Bow:  The perfect lead in for my sentiment.  This image can also be found in the shop.  Just click on the name or watermark linked below to find it.
  •  Coloured digitally using layer styles courtesy of Heather Green, HG Design.
Wedding Bands With Bow

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • Another great sentiment created by 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.

CLOSE UP OF BOTTOM PART OF INSIDE
 
OVERALL
Paper Products:
  • Card, image & sentiment bases:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • Patterned Paper:  Scrap from Recollection's The Sweetest Thing paper pad.
  • Matting:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, Pink Buttons collection.

Challenges I hope to enter...

You have until March 3rd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done.  Remember the theme is Love is in the Air.  I really hope that you will be able to join us. Don't forget that along with all the typical rules that apply to the majority of challenges out there (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules), 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! You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge. 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!

Until next time,

Monday, February 01, 2016

Card Design: Scribbles Designs Challenge #37 Midway Point...Have A Heart!


Hello and happy February first! It is a busy day for me and right now it is time for the midway for the latest Scribbles Designs Challenge to get started.  

There are two whole weeks left for you to come on over and enter.   In case you've missed it, the theme this time around for Challenge #37, is Have A Heart
Do any of you remember the old song by Eddie Fisher called 'Heart'? Of course, I personally wasn't around in 1955 when it came out but I definitely remember it on the airwaves, especially during the old Saturday night radio shows in the 80s that focused on music from the 50s and 60s. The first two lines of the song which are repeated often throughout, are:

"You've gotta have heart, All you really need is heart"

Well, with Valentine's Day around the corner, we thought that this challenge would be the perfect occasion to create a project with a heart or hearts featured in a prominent way. The heart could be the whole image itself, or just part of it, part of the papers you use or they could show up in your embellishments. "You've gotta have heart, All you really need is heart!" We look forward to seeing what form yours takes!


Entering is super simple!  You do not need to use a Scribbles Designs image; however, if you do, your name gets entered into the draw twice.  You can purchase your Scribbles Designs images HERE or you can also find one for a limited time on the challenge blog HEREAlso, be sure to check out our special Freebie Friday posts as it is another great way to build your Scribbles Designs collection.  You can find the rest of the rules and information regarding winners in the sidebar on the challenge blog.  You have until 9pm PST on February 14th to come over and play with us.

Here is my card and all the details... 
 
General Information:

  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a poster mockup (courtesy of Design Bolts).  I will print it out and assemble it a later date.

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Digital Image Details: 
  • Handcut Heart (Free): Such a cool image.  Please click on the name to find this image in the SD store and it is available for FREE!

INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • Another great sentiment created by 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.
  • I coloured part of the sentiment red to match my project.

OVERALL
Digital Embellishments:
 
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth.  These styles are courtesy of Sheila Reid.

 Digital Paper Products:
 
  • The paper used as a base is from my Gitteratti 1 Patterned Papers Kit.

 Challenges I am hoping to enter... 

http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/
So put on those thinking caps and design a project that fits our theme. If you need some images to help you out you can check out all wonderful ones that are in the Scribbles store. Don't forget, there are still two weeks left to enter the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog, so I hope to see you there. If you have some time I invite you to go and check out the wonderful inspiration offered up from my colleagues on the DT. We always look forward to seeing what you come up with for each month's theme!
 
 Until next time,

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps January Challenge

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Hey peeps!  Happy Saturday to you all!  First off, I want to say thanks to my friend Kitty who let me in on a little secret--okay so it is not a secret but it is the first I'm hearing about it.  Apparently, Google is cleaning up inactive accounts and many people are losing followers.  Kitty has been reading that some are losing 20, 30, even 50 followers. I should feel thankful that I've only lost 8 so far.  Kitty also told me that Google has dropped anyone who does not have a Google account and that these individuals need to create a Google account and rejoin (if they want to). So at least that explains that!  I feel a bit better now because I was really started to wonder what I had said or done to cause such a large exodus all at once

Anyway, it is time for me to post my card for the From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) progressive stamp of the month challenge. I'm unfortunately rather late with it but at least I've still a little time before the challenge closes.
 
In order to enter the FTHS progressive challenge, you must either have received the latest image by having participated in the previous month or you can buy the stamp for the current month's challenge.  Everyone who enters and follows the rules is a winner because you automatically get the stamp for the next month's challenge.  Stop by the site and check out the rules for yourself.  While you are there, have a look around.  They have some really awesome images.

General Info: 
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a poster mockup (courtesy of Design Bolts).  I will print it out and assemble it a later date.
  •  I chose to use one of the older sketches from From the Hearts Stamps Sketch.  
 

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Digital Image Details: 
  • The image on the front, Cozy Kittens, is available for purchase over at From the Heart Stamps. Click on the title or on the watermark below to go to its location in the store.
  • If you missed out, you can still play along with the challenge by purchasing the image. Then you can enter the challenge and receive next month’s digi free. Alternatively, if you spend $10 in the From The Heart Stamps store this month, you'll receive the image for free.  To find the special code you need, be sure to check out the original post by clicking HERE.
  • This image was coloured and 'paper pieced digitally. 
Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

Digital Embellishments: 
  • I have created a couple of pennant shapes using templates created by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.  

INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiment used on the top was created by 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.
  • The bottom sentiment is from the Cozy Kittens set. 

OVERALL
Digital Embellishments: 
  • The circle shapes are just basic shapes in Photoshop Elements.
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth.  These styles were created by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

 Digital Paper Products:
 
  • The paper used as a base is one of the papers that was up for grabs during the 12 Days of Christmas 2015--and oh yeah, I am STILL mailing those out to people!

Challenges I am entering: 
 
Other challenges I hope to enter... 
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Well guys, that is it for this one. It is a going to be a couple crazy busy days for me--the DT Delights post for the Path of Positivity comes out tomorrow and the midway for Scribbles, and the newest challenges for the Path of Positivity AND the 12 Months of Christmas come out MondayPlus there are some cards I need to be working on as well AND I want to get as many more mailouts as I can for the 12 Days of Christmas done!  Oy vey, the ends of the month/beginning of a next is a tough one for me but I'm sure I'll get there with a wing and a prayer.  

Until next time,