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,

    Saturday, April 30, 2016

    Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge...April

    http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com

     As promised I'm back with my entry into the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge. 

    This month we got to work with the following adorable image...

    http://gsd-stamps.com/collections/shop-digital-stamps/products/hang-in-there-monkey-digital-stamp
     
    Another cutie pie Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Hang in There 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 poster mockup (courtesy of Design Bolts).  I will print it out and assemble it a later date.

    FRONT
    Digital Image Details: 
    • Hang in There You can find this image in the store.  Details above.  
    • This image was coloured partially digitally and partially with patterns and with paper piecing.
      • Credits:  
        • Fur and branch were paper pieced with textures found on the internet
             
    Digital Embellishments: 
    • The frame was part of a limited time freebie bundle picked up at Inky Deals.
    • The brads are from the Brads & Buttons section of my A Touch of Class kit.



    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 the sentiment to match my project.


    OVERALL
    Digital Embellishments:
     
    • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the 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.

    Digital Paper Products:
    • The paper used as the base for the front and inside is one I purchased from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.

    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***  


    Well guys, that is it for this one.  There is a TLC bloghop tomorrow that you aren't going to want to miss!  Be sure to stop by again then.

    Until next time,

    Card Design: From the Heart Stamps April Challenge

    http://fromtheheartstamps.com/community/blog/

    Hello everyone!  Goodness, with how sick I was during the first half of April, I was really worried I wouldn't get my progressive cards done this month along with a set of papers for a challenge I'm sponsoring.  Although I've had to stay up until midnight every night for the last week, at least I managed to get my progressive cards done!  The first one is for the From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) progressive stamp of the month challenge.
     
    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.


    FRONT
    Digital Image Details: 
    • The image on the front, Time to Bloom, 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 digitally.
    Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps
     
    Digital Sentiment Details: 

    Digital Embellishments:
    • I have used a layered tag shape template for the base of my sentiment.  This template was purchased from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.

    INSIDE
    Digital Image Details:
    • The pretty flowers used on either side of the sentiment were 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 Sentiment Details: 


    OVERALL   
    Digital Paper Products:
    • I used a digital paper from my A Matter of Time mini pack. 

    Digital Embellishments: 
    • 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: 

    Other challenges I hope to enter... 

    ***Please note that if the word verification appears, ignore it and simply click the 'publish' button***
    Well guys, that is it for this one. Time to start working on my next progressive challenge post.

    Until then,

    Friday, April 29, 2016

    Free Digi Paper available at Scribbles Designs



    Hey peeps!  I'm just popping in to let you know that the latest freebie is available over on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog for all of our Freebie Fridayer fans! 

    The snow is FINALLY all gone here where I live so I am hoping that that is a sure sign that spring is around the corner.  To celebrate I created a digi paper made with one of Sandy's previous freebies.

    Back in March of 2014, Sandy offered up this lovely flower as a freebie and I have included it in the Freebie Friday post as well just in case there are new readers who may not have it yet. You can find both the original image AND the paper you see below in the preview, by clicking HERE.  The original image can also be found in the store HERE.


    Another creation under the Scribble Doodle Designs label!  This free paper is six inches by six inches (1800 pixels x 1800 pixels)--the perfect size for card making!  It is in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include:  The CoffeeShop Blog and diza-74 (Deviant Art); and of course, Scribbles Designs.  As mentioned above, you can download it over on the challenge blog as today's Freebie Friday offering.


    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 original image and the digi paper from April 29th's post HERE.  It is a great way to add to your SD digi stamp collection and to your Scribble Doodles Designs 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.  It is our 27th wedding anniversary today so it is time to go and spend some time with the hubby. 

    Until next time,