Saturday, July 25, 2015

Card Design: Imagine That...Treat Stand

Did you miss the special blog hop going on until July 28th to help raise funds for a special lady undergoing cancer treatment?  I created a special sentiment set and a digital paper set specifically for this fundraiser.  Click HERE for all the details.



Hello everyone.  I'm here today to present my second Imagine That! Digis by Kris project for July.  However, before I get to it I just wanted to share some of what has been happening over at the Imagine That! blog these past few weeks.

New Sets in the Store

  • This month Imagine That! Digis by Kris is focussing on Christmas in July.  As such, Kris has come up with some adorable new sets perfect for getting some of those much needed holiday cards started.  The great thing about these sets is that they are not only suitable for Christmas but have everyday options as well.  Check them all out.  Clicking on any of the watermarks below will take you to their section in the store.








Free Stuff

  • Are you new to Imagine That! Digis by Kris and want to try before you buy?  Well you can find six different images in the free section of the store.  Click HERE to head there now.

Special Giveaway

  • Don't forget you still have time to win one of three sets of 50 Christmas themed digital brads.  For task #3, there is only one card linked up so if you have a card linked in the IT Digi Stamp of the Month link up, why not come over here and link it up on this blog as well for your chance to win one of the sets??!!  Right now the odds are pretty good.  If you've already got the card made, it will just take another moment to link it up over here too.  Be sure to check click HERE for all the details. 

Well that is what is new and exciting over at Imagine That!  Of course we still have our July challenges going on and you can find the links you need at the bottom of this post.  Right now, it is time to check out my latest project...

My Creation

General Info:

  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then printed and assembled.
  • This latest card makes...
    Christmas Cards to date for 2015:  18
    ...and here it is...

FRONT
Digital Image Details: 
  • Treat Stand: This time around I've opted to use the Treat Stand set which is currently the set for the DOTM (see details below).  Another great set with a Christmas or everyday option.  As always you get several sentiments + you also get four digi papers--two Christmas themed and two general themed-- all for the low price of $2.50 for the remainder of this month!!!  Please click on the name or watermark found in the 'new release' section above, to find the set in the store. 
Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used one of the brads from the Gingerbread Brads special collection that I created.  Want you chance to win one of three sets??!  Just check out the 'special giveaway' section above.


INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details: 

OVERALL   
Paper Products: 
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Digital Paper Products: 
  • One from the Baking Chloe set.  Please click on the name or watermark found in the 'new release' section above, to find the set in the store. I have simply enlarged and shifted the paper for a more pronounced diagonal.
Digital Embellishments: 
  • I have created basics shapes in Photoshop Elements in behind the image, brads and sentiment.
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give each element some depth.  This style is courtesy of Sheila Reid, a designer at Pixel Scrapper.   
Challenges I am hoping to enter... 

Don't Forget to Check out the IT Challenges...  

Don't forget that there are two different ways you can link up over on the Imagine That blog.


D.O.T.M. Challenge Click on the image on the left for the current Stamp of the Month Challenge! There is still one week left so you have lots of time to enter.
  

Click on the right image for the current use ANY IT! digi challenge!  This challenge is now simply a link up for any creation made with an IT image.  A draw will be made after every 10 submissions.
Well folks, that is it for today.  If you frequent the IT blog, you'll actually see parts of this post over there as the DT are now posting there too.

Stay tuned for more Imagine That! Digis by Kris creations coming your way soon. along with all my regular features and design team posts. 

Until next time,



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Winner Announcement: TLC Bloghop

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I've just been down the rabbit hole and have come back up with the winners of the special sentiment set I created for the recent Alice in Wonderland themed bloghop sponsored by Create with TLC.  

I was absolutely tickled pink with the number of comments I received--46 of them!  The highest number of comments ever on one post if I remember correctly!!!

Several people played along for their chance to win.  We'll start with the winners of the sentiment set.


There were two different ways to win or earn it.  

First up, I offered to give away the set for free to anyone who provided me with proof of purchase of the special Bloghop set that Paulette sold over at TLC during the duration of the hop.  Two people took advantage of this; so, congrats to both Anne M. and Margaret A. who have already received their set.

Next up, anyone who left a comment telling me which Alice in Wonderland Character they related most to and why, was eligible to win a copy of the set.  I never stated how many sets were available to win, I merely stated that the more people who commented, the more sets I would give away.  Well, a total of 17 people let me know who they identified with. 
  • 7 people related to Alice.
  • 4 people related to the White Rabbit.
  • 3 people related to the Mad Hatter.
  • 2 people related to the Cheshire Cat.
  • 1 person related to the March Hare.
  • 1 person related to the Queen of Hearts.
  • 1 person related to three different characters:  the White Rabbit, the Mad Hater and the Cheshire Cat!
It was such fun to read everyone's reasoning as to why they related to the specific character they chose.  If you want to check out some of the responses, click HERE and scroll down to the comment section.  Their replies will definitely put a smile on your face if you are a fan of Alice in Wonderland.

I have decided I am going to give out a total of six different sets! The first four sets were chosen randomly (using Miniwebtool.org).  Congrats to:

Lynne aka Her Craftiness
DonnaMundinger
TangledBlueRose (Kim)
Tigger a(r)t work

Then I decided to give away a set to the person whose comment I enjoyed the most.  Problem was, choosing only one was much more difficult than I thought it was going to be.  The comments left were are wonderful.  In the end, I couldn't come up with just one, so there are two particular comments that put an extra smile on my face.

So, congrats to:
Debi B.
Maureen J. Scott

I'm going to share those comments here.  Hopefully they will put a smile on your face as well.

The first one is from Debi B who said:
Lisa,
Fabulous card and lots of info in this post. Thank you for all that work! I think I relate to Alice when she took the pill to make her small. At 4'10" and shrinking, there has been many a time I wished I had the antidote pill! Thanks for the banner. I may be back to work on those quotes.
    Hugs,
    DebiB

Given that I am only 5' myself, that my mom and aunt are 4' 11" and that my grandmother was about 4' 8", I can definitely relate to all of us wanting an antidote pill often during our lives!     

The second one is from Maureen J. Scott  who said: 
Oh Fabulous Lisa! I reckon, right now, at this time of the month, I'm a bit like the Queen of Hearts - 'all ways here are my ways', and if you don't do it my way... off with your head! Or, bed without any supper in the case of these crazy kids of mine! hahaha
    mo x
I just got this vision of Maureen running around shouting 'off with your heads' to her wayward children and ended up with a fit of the giggles.

So ladies, in order to claim your free sentiment set, just send an email to decossesdynamitedoodles {at} yahoo {dot} ca, (don't forget to replace the {at} and {dot} with the appropriate symbols) with the subject heading TLC Bloghop Sentiment Winner.

Finally, at the very end of my post, I offered to send a copy of the A Matter of Time paper set for free (I used one of the papers in the background of my card) to the first person who was able to spot and recite the four quotes I used in my post from Alice in Wonderland.

Congrats to...
Nan Bourdeu

who found the following quotes in my post:
  1. don't be a wildflower and join the tea party
  2. curiouser and curiouser
  3. We're all mad here 
  4. Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
Nan, to claim your free set of papers, send an email to decossesdynamitedoodles {at} yahoo {dot} ca, (don't forget to replace the {at} and {dot} with the appropriate symbols) with the subject heading TLC Bloghop Paper Win.

Well, I think that should about cover it!  Thank you so much to everyone who participated.  I hope that I'll see you all play again in a future giveaway.

I'll leave off with one of my favourite quotes from Alice in Wonderland:

“Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so.
You're entirely Bonkers.
But I will tell you a secret,
All the best people are.”


Until next time,

I'm Sponsoring...Through the Craft Room Door


Hello my wonderful peeps.  I'm thrilled to once again be sponsoring Through the Craft Room Door (TTCRD) this week.  TTCRD is always an Anything Goes challenge so there are no excuses for not entering one of your creations!  This week's challenge started on Tuesday and will finish on July 27th at 11:55 p.m., MST.
 
I gave the team the option of working with any of my sets and they decided to work with my Flower Power Kit filled with lots of different papers, wordart creations and other accessories.  Here is a refresher as to what is in the kit...



 As TTCRD only has one winner, one person will receive the full mini kit.

To help provide some incentive, I am offering up one of the word art creations from this kit as a freebie. If you are new to my blog, you can find another freebie from this kit, a patterned paper, by clicking HERE.

This word art creation is in png format and published at 300 ppi.  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 sentiment, 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
Through the Craft Room Door Blog.  To head there now, click HERE.  I hope to see some of you there!   


Until next time,

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Card Design: Deedee's Digi of the Month Challenge...July

Progressive Freebie Challenge!
Hey there and happy hump day to you all!  It is time to post my project for the Digi of the Month Challenge taking place over at Deedee's Digis.

In order to enter the 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.  Be sure to check out the store while you are there too.  Currently there are a few sets available for free and of course there are some wonderful ones available for purchase in the store.


Right now it is time to check out the awesome set participants got to work with this month...


Ice Cream Truck is definitely a sweet deal.  With both female and male bears AND a truck to choose from included in the set, there are so many different combinations one could come up with.  As always, Deedee's sets come with both outline and coloured versions to provide you with even more variety.  If you did not participate in last month's challenge, you can still purchase this set for just $1.25 during the month of July at the store. You can find it HERE.

Here are my card and details...

General Information:
 
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then printed and assembled.
  • This particular layout was inspired by a From the Hearts Stamps Sketch.  


FRONT
Digital Image Details: 
  • Ice Cream Truck:  You can find this set in the store.  Details above.  I used the coloured version from the set to once again help save me some time.
  • Ice Cream Cones:  I have used three cones from the Ice Cream Treats set available from  Imagine That! Digis by Kris to serve as embellishments on the front of my card.  Click on the watermark below to find this set in the IT store.
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/index.html
INSIDE
Digital Image Details: 
  • Ice Cream Cones:  I have repeated the same three IT! DbK ice cream cone images on the inside.  Details and link for this set can be found above.
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This great sentiment is also from Imagine That! Digis by Kris.  You can find it in the Ice Cream Sentiments set.  Click on the watermark below to find this set in the IT store.
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p641/Ice_Cream_Sentiments.html

OVERALL
Paper Products:
  • Card base:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
Digital Paper Products: 
  • The paper used as a background on the front and inside along with the paper I used as an accent piece on the front and the one used as matting on the front and inside as well, are again from Imagine That! Digis by Kris.  They are available in the Ice Cream Parlour Digi Papers.  Click on the watermark below to find the set in the IT store.
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p645/Ice_Cream_Parlour_-_Digi_Papers.html
Digital Embellishments: 
  • The shadows to give each element some depth were created with a layer style from Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.
  • The shapes used for matting in behind the image and sentiment are simple shapes created in Photoshop Elements.
Challenges I am entering: 
Other challenges I hope to enter...
***Please note that if the word verification appears, ignore it and simply click the 'publish' button*** 

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Well guys, I've managed to finally finish my first progressive card of the month now on to the next one plus some DT work.  Time for the countdown to the end of the month to begin.  Wish me luck!

Until next time,


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Card Design: Sympathy Card with Nicecrane Designs

Did you miss the special blog hop going on until July 28th to help raise funds for a special lady undergoing cancer treatment?  I created a special sentiment set and a digital paper set specifically for this fundraiser.  Click HERE for all the details.

Or, how about the Alice in Wonderland themed bloghop hosted by Create with TLC where there are freebies up for grabs and the chance to win extra goodies on my blog and also on Lynne's.  You have until tonight at 11:59 p.m. EDT to enter for your chance to win a sentiment set.  Click HERE for all the details.
 

Also, don't forget you still have time to win one of three sets of 50 Christmas themed digital brads. Click HERE for all the details. 

To walk away with a set of five fairy themed digital brads, do the simple task listed HERE.

 Finally, it is time for...
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Hello on this lovely Tuesday afternoon.   It is time to share my latest Nicecrane Designs creation with you all.  This one uses a sweet vintage puppy from the So Fun and Cute Dogs collection.

Here are my card and the details...

General Information: 
  • A good friend of mine recently lost one of her puppies.  I thought this particular image was fitting for a sympathy card.

FRONT
Digital Image Details: 
  • So Fun and Cute Dogs:  This great set features several cute pups.  For this card I used the image you see in the bottom left hand corner of the preview below.  Click on the name or the watermark below to take you to its location in the store.
http://nicecranedesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66&products_id=1286

 
INSIDE

OVERALL  
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • One I created for this card.   I have created this sentiment before in a different style and offered it up as a freebie on the blog.  It is out there somewhere in the freebie section if you are interested.
Paper Products:  
  • Card base and matting on inside:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, South Beach collection.
  • Image and sentiment bases:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.
  • The designer papers are from my stash and originally from the K & C Company Designer Paper--Best of...florals collection. 
 Challenges I am hoping to enter... 

Before I go...
If you love puppies then be sure to also check out this cute set of vintage images called Funny & Cute Dogs featuring the adorable pups you see below (c
lick on image below to head to its location).
http://nicecranedesigns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=66&products_id=1214

Don't forget, to stay current on ALL the latest releases and to check out the fabulous inspiration from my fellow DT members, be sure to head over to the Nicecrane Designs blog.

I am so happy that you had a chance to pop by and check out my latest creation.  Hopefully, I'll see you all again tomorrow with another creation.


Until next time,