Saturday, April 22, 2017

Freebie Alert: Happy Birthday to My Hubs!

Today is another special day in our household, and as such, it deserves a very special shout out. Today my hubs celebrates his birthday!!!

I'd be lost without this amazing man in my life. So, I want to wish my incredible hubby a very happy birthday. In honour of this special day, I've got a present for all of you as everyone should get to celebrate today!!!
 
 https://app.box.com/s/aqa846tazir47adok6i9vge88282t1ji
This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Brooke Gazarek (Pixel Scrapper). 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.

Don't Forget to Join My Birthday Linky Party

You can find all the details by clicking HERE.


I hope that the hubs has a good day and that all of you will as well!!!

Until next time,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Freebie Alert & Card Linky Party: Happy 50th Birthday to Me!

Hello folks. Today is a big milestone for me as I turned 50 at exactly 2:28 p.m. this afternoon. I had wanted to do something really big and special on my blog this year in honour of this astounding occasion but unfortunately, having had to spend so much time tending to my hubs during his recent illness and then having to deal with getting sick myself and taking so long to recover, I haven't had the time to come up with a big plan. In fact I'm still rather far behind and still trying to catch up with all my behind the scenes duties! However, I couldn't let the day go by without at least a little something so I have decided on this.

I am going to have a link party. Link up any BIRTHDAY themed card during the next month for your chance to win any ONE of the following:
  • Naturally Cool Collection
  • Living on the Edge collection
  • Celebration Mini Kit + Heartland Mini Kit
  • Flower Power Kit
  • Holiday Hoopla Kit
  • Beauty of Butterflies Kit
  • Floral Cats Kit
OR you can choose from the smaller paper kits (not part of a larger bundle) that either have 12 papers or six papers in them for a total of 30 papers: i.e., two sets of 12 + one set of six; OR, one set of 12 + three sets of six; OR five sets of six. Most of these smaller sets are Christmas related though there are some that are spring, rainbows, weather related, textures, glitters, etc.

OR if you'd prefer, you can choose from six different sentiment sets (those listed at the bottom of my 'Design Previews' page, not those that are part of a larger kit).

Plus, depending on the number of entries linked up, I may have additional prizes.

If you would like to check and see what these sets look like you can find all of them on the 'Design Previews' page of my blog which can be found HERE or by clicking on the same named tab at the top of my blog.

Now of course, I can't let the day go by without a gift to you all. Those of you who've been with me for a while know that special occasions for me and my family members, mean presents for YOU! So today I bring you this digital paper...

 
 https://app.box.com/s/aqa846tazir47adok6i9vge88282t1ji

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Sheila Reid (Pixel Scrapper) and Eva-Katerina (Deal Jumbo). 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.

Linky Party Rules

The rules are pretty simple, just like you'd see at any other challenge or link up:
  • Enter using the Link up at the bottom of this post.
  • Entries must be Birthday themed but they can be any type of project you'd like (scrapbooking, digital, card, tag, mixed media, etc.)
  • You can use any image from any company. 
  • Entries are limited to a total of three.
  • No back linking. New creations only.
  • Please list my blog in your post just like you'd normally list any challenge you entered.
  • You must link directly to your post with your entry NOT to your whole blog.
  • I reserve the right to remove or disqualify any entry that does not meet the concept of this link up or the rules.

***Bonus Entry***

You can earn a bonus entry by doing the following:
  • If you use the above digi paper, or ANY other of my designs (paper, sentiment, embellishments, etc.), you will earn TWO entries for the prize. Be sure to add DDD after your name if you have used one of my designs. I have so many of them out there, I may not automatically recognize my work on your creation.

Well that should about cover it. I need to go and get ready for supper out with my hubby and a couple close friends. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your day. I certainly plan to!!!

Until next time,

Link Up Below:
Please link up your birthday themed creation below. Remember to add DDD after your name if you have used one of my designs for an additional entry. You can link up until May 19th at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!!!

To those of you who celebrate, Happy Easter!

As always, I will leave it up to the Easter Bunny to bring you some sweet treats or fragrant ones. My gift to you is this digital paper in honour of today. Though I suppose it could be considered a bit tasty itself if one was to use their imagination...

 
https://app.box.com/s/qnrqnqveit6xs1vy0bqmqbwbzm3tditl

I came across a tutorial a few weeks back to make a chocolate bar image and I thought how cool would that be as a digital paper. I hope you like it as much as I do. I'm rather proud of it as it isn't made with any images per se (though a shape was used to make the imprint of the egg in the chocolate) but built from the ground up.

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from PSD Dude, and Heather Green, HG Designs. 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 credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Until next time,

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Card Design: Limited Runs Progressive Challenge ...April

Limited Runs Badge

Hey folks! Slowly but surely I'm recovering from that nasty case of the stomach flu that is swirling through my community. Thanks to everyone for being patient if you had been waiting on me for something. The pile is still rather deep but I am climbing out as fast as I am able to. One of those tasks was to get my card done for this month's Progressive Challenge over at Limited Runs!

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. 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 month...
If you'd like to purchase this image you can find it over in the Limited Runs Store on a special page that will showcase all the Progressive Challenge images. Click HERE to head there now. As you can see from the above preview, there is also a pre-coloured version that you can purchase as well.


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

Challenge #1: Ended March 13th and a winner was chosen
Challenge #2: Started March 15th and will end April 13th. Those that played the month before received the free digi and those who didn't were able to buy into the challenge for only $1.00.
Challenge # 3: Starts April 15th and will end May 13th

Then a Grand Prize Winner Will be Picked 
and a new round with a new freebie begins!

If you have any questions at all, please contact Nikki!

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:
  • Elmo Emu: You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured digitally:
    • Sky/Clouds & Elmo were coloured using my Rebelle program.
    • Grass was added in in Photoshop Elements.

Digital Embellishment Details: 
  • Brads are from the Brads & Buttons section of my A Touch of Class kit. The previews for the remaining sections can be seen on my Designs Preview page (link at top of blog in tab section). The bundle or just the paper sets alone can be purchased in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • One I created for this project.


INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This 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.

OVERALL

Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used for the background on the front and inside, along with the paper used as an accent piece on the front are from the Garden Path kit designed by Jeannie Baechtold and is available at ComputerScrapbook.

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..

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,

Friday, April 07, 2017

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #133...Shades of Purple in Your IMAGE

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 #133, the theme is Shades of Purple in Your IMAGE. With spring emerging and Easter to soon be upon us, there are lots of different kinds of cards and projects that could use a little purple. Just remember, we want to see purple in the actual image itself, not just the overall creation.

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:
  • Bloomin' Bucket: I just love this basket of daisies. I used it last year and will probably do so again in the future. It is just such a versatile image! You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
  •  This image has been coloured with a combination of digital colouring and the use of patterns.
    •  Credit for metal pattern: Pickled-Jester-Inc (Deviant Art)
    • The daisies themselves were digitally coloured using my new Rebelle program.
Bloomin' Bucket

Digital Embellishments:
  • The base behind the sentiment and the scalloped sircle was created from a template originally designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.

INSIDE


Digital Image Details:
  • Three Daisies: This trio of daisies was the perfect lead in for my sentiment. This image can also be found in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
  •  These daisies were digitally coloured in Photoshop Elements just to give them a silhouette kinda look.
Three Daisies


OVERALL
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiments used on the front and inside 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 Paper Products:
  • The paper used as a base on the front and inside is from my Mommy Dearest: Patterned Papers Kit. I simply recoloured it to fit the colour scheme of my card. This paper pack or the entire Mommy Dearest Bundle can be purchased in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.

Digital Embellishments:
  • The circle shape used for matting in behind the image and sentiment was created from a template purchased from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.
  • 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 May 4th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Shades of Purple in Your IMAGE. 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!

Until next time,

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com

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

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

Cute Bee Stamp - Cardmaking - Bee Strong - Encouraging Card

Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Bee Strong for free. It has a version with the sentiment and one without. 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.
  • I was inspired by an old From the Heart Stamps sketch for this card.


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Bee Strong: You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured digitally using my brand new program that I still need to gush over:
    •  The background was 'air-brushed'. 
    • The remainder was mostly 'watercoloured', with a bit of 'markers' work.

Digital Embellishment Details:
  • The tag shape used to create the pennant and the template I used to create the tulip buttons were designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper. The pennant shape was paper pieced with a paper from Leesa's Tulip from Imagine That Digistamp. Clicking on the watermarks below will take you to its location in the store.



INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiments on the inside 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. Both have been recoloured to suit the purposes of this project.


OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The cloud digi paper is also from Imagine That Digistamp. This one from the Counting Sheep set. I just altered the hue slightly. Clicking on the watermark below will take you to its location in the store.
http://www.imaginethatdigistamp.com/store/p173/Counting_Sheep_Digi_Papers.html


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. Time to rest a bit before some more catching up.

Until next time,

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps March Challenge

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

Hello everyone! I hope that none of you has had the misfortune of catching the serious stomach flu bug that seems to be EVERYWHERE! My husband battled it for over a month and my body couldn't hold the germs back any longer. As such,my body finally succumbed to it. I haven't been this sick in close to 15 years. I was in bed close to two days straight and didn't eat for five. Even now I'm able to consume very little and as a result am extremely weak. It is bad enough that I was trying to catch up after my head cold from the week before but now...well, I'm not sure I'll ever catch up. My time is extremely limited on the computer and there is so much to do. All I can ask is for your patience if you are waiting to hear back from me.

Thankfully I had almost finished colouring my images for both FTHS and GSD progressive challenges beforehand so it was only a matter of putting the cards together and I am so grateful that I was able to as I'd hate to lose out on either of these amazing progressive challenges especially when FTHS just restarted.

Anyway, that is it for the update from me. Time to get on with showcasing my card for this month's challenge over at From the Heart Stamps (FTHS)! 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:
  •  I have a new program for image colouring that I'd love to gush about but it will have to wait until I'm feeling better. I will say that it was soooo much fun colouring my image in. I'm in love with this new application but enough on that for now.
  • 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.
  • I was inspired by an old From the Heart Stamps sketch for this card.


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • The image on the front, Lucky Lil Birdie, 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:
    •  The background was 'air-brushed'. 
    • The remainder was mostly 'watercoloured', with a bit of 'pencil' work and some 'markers'.

Digital Embellishments:
  • The are from two of my own kits.
  • The tag under the sentiment was created using a template from Marisa Lerin, a designer with Pixel Scrapper
  • The button string is an element from Sheila Reid, also with Pixel Scrapper.


INSIDE


OVERALL

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment on the front and inside 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 Paper:

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:
 
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 get my Gerda card done so I'll see you all soon!

Until next time,

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Card Design: Happy 4th Birthday Imagine That Digistamp!!!

Shop Our Digis!

Hey folks! Imagine That! Digistamp turns 4 years old this month and we've decided that this is the perfect opportunity to take a little walk down memory lane. Over two posts yesterday and two today, we are showcasing creations made with our DT members' favourite sets along with a sample of their very first project! Be sure to head on over to the blog to check out the creations thus far!

Here are my contributions! I hope you enjoy this little trek down memory lane!

I officially became a DT Member in December, 2014.

My very first project was this card:


 You can find the details for this card HERE.

Now here is a card made with my favourite set in the store...


using

I really love the moonlit lake in one of the coloured versions from this set. There is just something so romantic about these beautiful swans. The bow tie on the male and the flowers intertwined on the female's neck are such sweet additions. I also love the heart shape that their heads make. It is an image that simply exudes love. I've paired it with a pretty paper from one of my favourite digi paper sets from the store simply re-colouring it to match the colour of the water.

Other Details:

Notes:
  • This is my very first shadow box card that my momma requested for a family member's wedding. Here is a view from the side:

Embellishments:
  • Paper flowers received as a gift in a care package from a friend.

INSIDE

OVERALL
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiments used on the front and inside 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.

Challenges I am hoping to enter..

...more to be added later

Be sure to pop over to the blog to check out all the projects thus far and find out how you can possibly win your favourite set from the Imagine That! Digistamp store.

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

Until next time,

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Whether you are Irish or simply Irish at heart, for those of you out there who celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I have a new freebie for you. It is obviously too late to use it this year (unless you can make green lips good to use for something else) but it will work out for next.

Hope you like it!


 https://app.box.com/s/1uw927i51g2z3aik3gafmrdb1uteztr4
This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from AF-Studio (via Design Cuts) and Melo Vrijhof, Pixel Scrapper. 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 credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.


Psssst...

 #0123 Lucky Charm
You can find a free St. Patrick's Day themed sentiment available for one week only over on the Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. Click HERE to head to that post now.

Hope you all have a great day! See you on the flip side!

Until next time,