Friday, May 20, 2016

Card Design: Scribbles Designs Freebie Friday Inspiration...May 20th


Hello.  It is Friday and time for some Freebie Friday inspiration over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge BlogThis time around we're offering up some cool sunglasses (#F124).  You can find the freebie over in my Freebie Friday post by clicking HERE or this image can also be found in the store HERE.

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:
  • #F124 Sunglasses  Love these cool shadesIf you click on the name you can find this image in the store.  You can also click HERE to find it in my Freebie Friday post.
  • This image was altered digitally with a glass layer style and made slightly transparent to help see through them.

 Digital Sentiment Details:
 
  • The sentiment 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.

INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • One I created. 

OVERALL
Digital Embellishments: 
  • The shape used for matting in behind the sentiment is a basic shape created in Photoshop Elements.
  • The shadows to give certain elements some depth were created with a layer style, from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper

Texture: 
  • I used a texture for the base of my card.  This texture was purchased as part of a bundle through Inky Deals which is actually still available for purchase by clicking HERE.  The original designer is Design TNT.

Challenges I am hoping to enter... 

http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/
So, 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.  Don't forget, you can find the sunglasses from May 20th's post HEREIt is a great way to add to your SD digi stamp collection.  Remember, 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.  Why not this one? 

Well that is it for this post.  I'll see you all later.

Until next time,

Monday, May 16, 2016

I'm Sponsoring...The Monday Greeting Card Challenge over at the Outlawz Challenge Blog

http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/group/monday-greetings

Time for another sponsorship and this one is once again over at the Outlawz Challenge Blog 

While you do have to sign in over at Outlawz, it is free to be a member and there is a different challenge every day of the week to keep you busy.  Every Monday it is the Greeting Cards Challenge.  That is the one that I am sponsoring this week.  The rules of the challenge are that your project must have a greeting/sentiment on the outside and you must follow the theme--this week it is Spring Has SprungThe weekly winner is announced at the beginning of the following week and the prizes are awarded monthly.
 
While the team got to choose from any of my designs, I have decided that the winner can choose from ONE of the following kits:

  • Flower Power;
  • Beauty of Butterflies;
  • Mommy Dearest; OR
  • Tag Grab Bag 1:  Cotton Candy Collection.
If you'd like to check them out, you can find them on the upper portion of my Design Preview Page.

I hope that you'll consider playing along in their challenge.  To help provide some incentive, I am offering up one of the word art creations from my Flower Power kit...

https://app.box.com/s/n0e4h9imy13pq70yphhvzl8pgxq2qss9

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 word art creation, its preview sheet, the credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders. 

You can find out all the details you need to enter the challenge over at the Outlawz Challenge Blog.  To head there now, click HERE but don't forget you need sign in to play.  I hope to see some of you there!  


Until next time,

 

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Card Design: Scribbles Designs Freebie Friday Inspiration...May 14th


Hello.  It is Friday and time for some Freebie Friday inspiration over at the Scribbles Designs Challenge BlogThis time around we're offering up a cute and funky little flower button (#F123).  You can find the freebie over in my Freebie Friday post by clicking HERE or this image can also be found in the store HERE.

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:
  • #F123 Flower Button  Such a cute and funky imageIf you click on the name you can find this image in the store.  You can also click HERE to find it in my Freebie Friday post.
  • This image was coloured digitally and altered with a texture (details below).

 Digital Sentiment Details:

  •  One I created.

Textures:  
  • I used a watercolour texture for the background of my card.  This texture was purchased as part of a limited time bundle from Design Cuts.  The original artist is 8 Red Fish.  
  • I then used a couple textures to give it some...well...texture.  These textures are courtesy of The CoffeeShop Blog.

Challenges I am hoping to enter...

http://scribblesdesignschallenge.blogspot.ca/
So, 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.  Don't forget, you can find the flower button from May 14th's post HEREIt is a great way to add to your SD digi stamp collection.  Remember, 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.  Why not this one?

Well that is it for this post.  Time to get more items checked off my 'to do' list.

Until next time,

Friday, May 06, 2016

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #122... Flowers or Mother's Day ONLY

http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.ca

Hey folks!  I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design ChallengeThis time around for Challenge #122, the theme is  Flowers or Mother's Day ONLY!  With spring finally emerging in North America and Mother's Day this coming weekend there are lots of ideas to work with!

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



FRONT
Digital Image Details: 
  • Tulips in Vase:  Another beautiful floral image from Pattie.  You can find the image in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
  • This image has been coloured with a combination of hand colouring, paper piecing, the use of a pattern and the use of a layer style.
    • 'wallpaper' paper pieced with a paper from my Mommy Dearest set (preview below).
    • Credit for water pattern:  Webtreats 
    • 'wood table' paper pieced with a texture from HEJBRUSH
    • I've added a layer style to the vase to make it appear more glass-like.  Layer style purchased from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.
Tulips in Vase

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This sentiment is courtesy of Scrap-a-licious Times.  It is a bit difficult to read but it says, "If mothers were flowers, I'd pick you."  I thought that was perfect given the theme of my card.

Embellishments: 
  • The half-pearls are Crafts brand and were purchased at Dollarama.

INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiment 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.
  • 'Momma' is from the Word Art portion of the Mommy Dearest kit.  I just added 'Happy Mother's Day' to it for the purposes of this card.


Digital Image Details: 
  • Handcut Heart (Free): I love these heart cut outs from Scribbles DesignsPlease click on the name to find this image in the SD store and it is available for FREE!
  • These images have been paper pieced with papers from my Heartland Mini Set available for purchase HERE.  I just tweaked the colours a bit on the pink and green one to match my card better.


OVERALL
Digital Embellishments: 
  • The shapes used for matting in behind the image and sentiment are basic shapes created in Photoshop Elements.
  • The shadows to give each element some depth were created with a layer style, are also from Sheila Reid. 

Paper Products:
 
  • Card, image & sentiment bases:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.

Digital Paper Products: 
  • The paper used as a base on the front and inside, is from my Mommy Dearest:  Patterned Papers Kit.  I've also used one of the patterned papers for an accent piece on the front.
  • I've used one of the textured papers for an additional accent piece on the front.

Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until June 2nd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done.  Remember the theme is Flowers or Mother's Day ONLY!  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,

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Blog Hop: Christmas Treasures with TLC Creations


Hello there and a happy May 1st to you all.  Now while I realize that many of you are thinking warm thoughts of spring and wishes for warmer weather ahead once the summer comes, it is important to remember to get a head start on all those Christmas cards that you'll need by year's end.

In an effort to help inspire you, RhondaSue, one of the long standing members of the TLC Creations Design Team, has resurrected the special blog devoted to all things Christmas and TLC!

To kick start the 2016 Christmas creativity in each and every one of you, we are hosting a blog hop starting at Creating Christmas Treasures with TLC and ending at Paulette's personal blog at Create with TLC. 

Each of us on the Create with TLC Design Team will be hosting a spot during the blog hop. All of us will share a creation that we have made using at least one if not more of Paulette's elements from years past and just YOUR luck, the image that we all use will be available for free download on each blog hop stop along the way!

You should have arrived here from the talented Karen's blog.  If you are just starting, you can find a full list of all the hop stops at the bottom of this post.

For my card, I got to use the pretty Christmas Roses image you see below; so, be sure to head on over to Paulette's BLOG and leave her some love if you grab it!
To save image, left click to bring it up in the lightbox in its full size and then right click and scroll down to 'save image as'.

Time to check out the card I created...

General Information:
 
  • This card was created 100% digitally and then layered in a poster mockup designed by Design Bolts


FRONT
 Digital Image Details: 
  • Christmas Rose 2:  As mentioned previously, the image used on the front is the freebie that Paulette is allowing me to offer up on my blog.  You can grab it above. 

Digital Embellishments:
 

INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • Another great image created by Paulette.

Digital Embellishments: 

OVERALL 
Digital Embellishments:
 
  • The shadows to give each element some depth were created with a layer style, from Sheila Reid, also with Pixel Scrapper.
 
Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper I used is from the Christmas Roses set, also created by Paulette.

    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 route 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! 

    Creating Christmas Treasures with TLC

    Deanne     

    Desire     

    Hetty       

    Ileana      

    Karen       

    Lisa D. <-------- That's ME     

    Lisa Lynn   

    Lynne       

    Rhonda Sue 

    TlcCreations  

    http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.ca/

    Well that is it for this one.  I hope to see you again soon!

    Until next time,