Friday, April 03, 2020

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #169…Birthdays

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Hello there folks! Before I share my card today, I just wanted to comment on the current crisis we are facing. Boy, how much has our world changed in the last couple of months! We are living in unprecedented times and many of us around the world have had to alter our day to day lives. As we struggle with loss of employment, loss of freedom and other potential losses, worries about medical care for illnesses not related to Covid-19, worries for our elder community, and worries for our family and friends, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stay positive. These are scary times that we are living in right now.

For anyone struggling at the moment, know that you are not alone. We are a giant community of caring crafters who can be there for each other. If you are stuck at home and have the supplies you need, it is the perfect time to design cards to encourage our family and friends. Additionally, we can create cards to thank our community at large--those essential workers who are unable to stay home and self-isolate. The people who are keeping our pharmacies, grocery stores, gas stations and other important businesses open to ensure we have the essentials during this time of crisis. The people who are keeping the power on, the water flowing and the garbage from piling up. Most importantly, the doctors, nurses and other people who are working to care for those who are ill. We are all in this together, and we'll come out the other end stronger for having come together to support each other during this difficult time. 

Right now, it is time to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #169, the theme is Birthdays. It is my hubby's 70th birthday in just a little over 2 & 1/2 weeks so this was the perfect time to make his card.


General Project 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:
  • 3 Balloons was offered up as a freebie over on the Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog. Be sure to check the blog each month to collect freebies. This image has been coloured digitally. Credits include:
    • The balloons were paper pieced with existing watercolour balloons available in the Happy Birthday set purchased from Daria Ustiugova (via Design Bundles).


Digital Embellishments:


INSIDE


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • The candles, gift boxes and paint splatters are also from the same Happy Birthday set created by Daria Ustiugova.



OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used for matting on the front and as the background on the inside was purchased as part of a bundle from Eldamar Studio (via Design Bundles).


Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiments used on both 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 Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image (front) and sentiment (inside).
  • 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 April 30th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Birthdays. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

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!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Keep washing those hands and stay healthy. Hopefully, I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day 2020!!!

Whether you are Irish or simply Irish at heart, for those of you out there who celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I have a brand new freebie for you in honour of the emerald isle.

Hope you like it!

 
https://app.box.com/s/ejbp2iql6k3m14tr5jwg

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: My Clip Art Store (via The Hungry JPEG) and Jerry Jones (via Shadowhouse Creations). 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.

My wish for you as you go on your way today...
May you fend a shamrahck at de bahttom o' yooehr pent o' guinness while experiencin de loehck o' de Iresh after catchin a leprechaoehn and cahnvencin 'im ahr 'er to bring you to de paht o' gahld buried at de end o' a rainbow! (translated HERE)

Translation for those of you who aren't Irish 😉:
May you find a shamrock at the bottom of your pint of Guinness while experiencing the luck of the Irish after catching a Leprechaun and convincing him or her to bring you to the pot of gold buried at the end of a rainbow!

Until next time,

Friday, March 06, 2020

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #168…Anything Goes

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Hello there folks! I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #168, the theme is Anything Goes. Since the field is wide open, there is no excuse not to enter one of your cards!


General Project 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:
  • Mice with Presents is available for sale in Pattie's Etsy shop. You can find it by clicking on the image name. This image has been coloured digitally. Credits include:
    • Fur created by using a texture courtesy of Myshun (via Pixabay) in the background and then adding details using a fur brush courtesy of Obsidian Dawn
    • The bow was altered using a layer style from HG Designs
    • The gift boxes were paper pieced using papers from Poppymoon Designs (details below).


Digital Embellishments:


INSIDE


Digital Image Details: 


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • Swirls are from the These Friends Set also courtesy of Coreen Silke.



OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The papers used on the front and inside (as well as for paper piecing in the image) are from the Rainbow Birthday Patterns pack by Poppymoon Design (via The Hungry JPEG).


Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiments used on the front and inside are from From The Heart Stamps Mouse Balloon set. Sadly due to the death of the owner, this company has closed down.


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and accents (front) and sentiment (inside).
  • 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 April 2nd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Anything Goes. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

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!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Have a wonderful March and I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,

Friday, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day 2020!

It's Valentine's Day and you know what that means--a freebie in honour of the occasion!!!


https://app.box.com/s/ejbp2iql6k3m14tr5jwg

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Creative Fabrica Crafts and nicjulia (both via Creative Fabrica). 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 that you have the opportunity to spend some time today with people that you love!

Until next time,

Friday, February 07, 2020

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #167…Love, Love, Love

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Hello there folks! I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #167, the theme is Love, Love, Love. With Valentine's Day coming up this is the perfect time to tell someone special in your life just how much you adore them!


General Project 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:
  • Pattieboops Lamb is available for sale in Pattie's Etsy shop. You can find it by clicking on the image name. This image has been coloured digitally. Credits include:


Digital Embellishments:
    • The hearts, used as accents on the front as well as paper pieced in the foot patch, are from Point and Poem. They were obtained in a limited time bundle from Design Cuts.


      INSIDE

      Digital Sentiment Details: 
      • The sentiments used on the inside is #0100 Wool Valentine sentiment. It was created by Sandy from Scribbles Designs. Click on the name to find it in the store for just $1.00!



      OVERALL
      Digital Paper Products:
      • The paper used for the background on the front and inside is from Imagine That Digistamp. It is available in the Spring Fields Patterned Paper pack. Kristy has recently moved her store to a blog format and I was unable to find any of her paper sets. If you are interested, be sure to use the contact form at the bottom of the page and ask about it.


      Digital Embellishment Details:
      • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and accents (front) and sentiment (inside).
      • 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 December 5th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Love, Love, Love. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter three times per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules).

      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!

      Well guys, that is it for this one. Have a wonderful February and I'll see you again soon.

      Until next time,

      Saturday, January 25, 2020

      The 12 Days of Christmas Quest 2019: All Papers Mailed!


      Hey folks! I just wanted to pop in and let everyone know that I have finally wrapped up everything related to the The 12 Days of Christmas.

      Here are the stats for this past year:
      • a total of 11 people participated during at least two days of the event.
      • 10 people completed all 12 Days of the quest.
      • One person got four of the days complete.
      While the overall stats were down from last year, more people overall completed the entire quest. Last year we had a total of 15 participants but only nine of them completed the full quest, with the remaining six people completing anywhere from two to eleven of the days.

      Thanks so much for sharing a little about yourself as a designer this year. I learned some fun facts and got a glimpse into tools that I've never heard of, and found some new ideas and stores to explore.

      As far as the set goes, here is the preview for it which I've also added to my designs preview page...


      If you didn't get the chance to join in the quest but happen to be interested in purchasing this set, just leave a comment to let me know and I'll get it uploaded to the Scribbles Designs Store.

      The papers have now been mailed out to all those who participated in the quest. If it happens that you participated during any of the days but have yet to receive your papers, be sure to leave me a comment to let me know and I'll resend them.

      The Christmas Quest is finished for another year. For those of you who participated, I truly hope that you enjoyed yourself and I hope to see you again next year. For those of you who weren't able to join in, I hope that you will be able to find the time to do so next year. The quest always runs to about the middle of Jan to ensure that everyone has time to complete it. However, if there are some people out there that would like to see it extended for an additional week to help give them the time to participate, then let me know and I'll consider it.

      Well my friends, I hope that you are doing well and avoiding all the viruses out there, especially that new scary Corona virus. If you live in the northern hemisphere, I hope that you are staying warm as well. If you live in the southern hemisphere, I hope it doesn't get too warm. For those living in Australia and battling fires in your area, my heart and prayers go out to you.

      I should be be back in a couple of weeks with my latest Pattie's Creation project so I'll see you again then!

      Until next time,

      Friday, January 10, 2020

      Time is Running Out to Complete The 12 Days of Christmas Quest!


      Hello there folks. I hope that you are all doing well on this tenth day of the first month of the year! I am just popping in to remind you that you still have until the end of day on Sunday (Jan. 12th) to get your TASKS submitted for this year's 12 Days of Christmas which officially ran from Dec. 25th to Jan. 5th. As that 12 day period was a busy time for people I extended the deadline date by a week.

      11 people participated this year with the majority completing the entire quest! It was nice to see some familiar faces play along and a couple new ones as well! I really hope to be able to send out the papers very soon. I have finished compiling all the stats and have gathered all the email addresses that I need as well. Thankfully, I compiled each individual day's credit info at the time that I created the corresponding paper so it is just a matter of putting it all together into one document for the full kit. As soon as I find a few moments to get that done, I'll be able to send out the kit to those who participated the entire 12 days of the quest.

      If you are just hearing about the quest and you want a chance to earn up to 12 digi papers, be sure to get your TASKS submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST, Jan 12, 2020. There are a couple of you who have completed almost the full set but just missed a day or two so if you thought that you had completed the entire quest and would like to make certain you got all 12 days finished, be sure to scroll through the posts and check the comment section.

      Here is a preview of the full set of papers:


      Remember, you don't have to participate every day. If there is just one or two particular papers that you'd like, you only need to complete the tasks for those days. To see the specific digi paper up for grabs each of the 12 Days, and find out the other details you need to join the quest, you can click on the links below:

      Day one: click HERE
      Day two: click HERE 
      Day three: click HERE 
      Day four: click HERE
      Day five: click HERE
      Day six: click HERE
      Day seven: click HERE
       Day eight: click HERE
      Day nine: click HERE
      Day ten: click HERE

      Don't miss out on your chance to earn this full set of Christmas papers!

      I am super busy right now getting things ready for Scribbles Designs 7th Birthday Party coming up on January 15th, along with other administrative stuff behind the scenes for both the Path of Positivity and The 12 Months of Christmas. So, hopefully I will be back to see you all again soon!

      Until then, stay safe and happy crafting!

      Sunday, January 05, 2020

      The 12 Days of Christmas Quest: Day Twelve


      Well folks, the final day of Christmas is here! I really hope that you have enjoyed the quest during these last 12 days. Thanks to those of you who decided to play along this year! I plan to start sending out the papers to all the people who played this year, some time in the next week. Your patience, as always, is appreciated. And of course you still have a full week to get your TASKS completed and added so there is still lots of time to play.

      If you missed day one click HERE to start from the beginning and read all the details.

      Day two: click HERE 
      Day three: click HERE 
      Day four: click HERE
      Day five: click HERE
      Day six: click HERE
      Day seven: click HERE
      Day eight: click HERE
      Day nine: click HERE
      Day ten: click HERE
       Day eleven: click HERE

      As a quick refresher, each day during the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25th to Jan. 5th), you'll have been given a task to follow. Each day during the last 12 days, I've been asking you questions to find out a little bit more about you as a designer. I have given you the option of leaving your daily answer in a comment on the post for each respective day. If you follow the instructions for each day, you'll earn a free digital paper.

      Since this is a busy time of year for most people, you will have plenty of time to complete the quest. While the quest officially ends today with the 12th paper, you still have until January 12th, 2020, to submit the answers for ALL the TASKS. You will qualify to receive paper(s) for whichever day(s) you participate.

      Here is the final paper up for grabs in this year's quest...


      This paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Architekt_AT (via Creative Fabrica), Poppymoon Design (via The Hungry JPEG), FEINGOLD Design Agency (via Deal Jumbo) and Type and Graphics Lab (via Design Cuts). In the zip folder that will be emailed should you successfully complete the quest, 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.

      Play along each of the 12 days and you'll earn yourself the full set! So, how about we get started with today's clue!!!


      On the twelfth day of Christmas,
      it is time to earn your very last one.
      I hope that the quest was worth it,
      and if nothing else, you've had a little fun!!!


      Task:
      Today's task is a bit different. Today I want you to tell me the name of your THREE FAVOURITE DIGI PAPERS FROM THOSE PRESENTED DURING THE QUEST. You can click the links above to see each of the different papers offered if you need to refresh yourself as to what they look like. 

      So I'm obviously a bit biased on this one since I made them and they are ALL my babies! 😉 However if I have to choose, I will say that my favourite paper from this year is the Wintry Houses one I'm offering today. It is also the paper that is the most intricate and took me the longest to create--close to 3 and 1/2 hrs! It is now after 10 p.m. and my poor hubby is still waiting for supper due to how long it took! For the other two I'll say Rudolph Tangled in Lights from Day 8 and yesterday's Snowman paper. I found some fun images in my collection this year and hope that you all like what I've come up with!

      When you come up with a response for today's task letting me know your THREE FAVOURITE DIGI PAPERS FROM THIS YEAR'S QUEST, simply leave your choices in a comment on THIS POST. Now for many of you, especially those who have played in previous years, the odds are that I should have your e-mail address in order to send out the free paper you earn. If you are new to the quest or are not sure whether I might have your email address, please be sure to also leave your email address in your comment. If you would prefer to keep your address private, then check out the bottom paragraph from Day 1 for how to send it to me.

      Thank you again to those individuals who joined in the quest these past twelve days. Please be sure to follow me so you don't miss any future freebies! You never know when the next one will be offered!

      Cheers and best wishes for the year ahead!

      Saturday, January 04, 2020

      The 12 Days of Christmas Quest: Day Eleven


      Hello everyone! It is the eleventh day of Christmas and it is time to continue the quest. Just one more day to go and the quest will be done for another year!!!

      If you missed day one click HERE to start from the beginning and read all the details.

      Day two: click HERE 
      Day three: click HERE 
      Day four: click HERE
      Day five: click HERE
      Day six: click HERE
      Day seven: click HERE
       Day eight: click HERE
      Day nine: click HERE
      Day ten: click HERE

      As a quick refresher, each day during the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25th to Jan. 5th), you're going to be given a task to follow. Each day over the next 12 days, I'll be asking you questions to find out a little bit more about you as a designer. You will be able to leave your daily answer in a comment on the post for each respective day. If you follow the instructions for each day, you'll earn a free digital paper.

      Since this is a busy time of year for most people, you will have plenty of time to complete the quest. It is completely up to you as to when you submit your answers (daily, all at once at the end, or otherwise). AS LONG AS ALL your TASKS are submitted, no later than January 12th, 2020, then you will qualify to receive the paper(s) for whichever day(s) you participate.

      Here is the paper up for grabs today...


      This paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. Credits include: Design TNT (via Inky Deals) and TimXez (via CreativeTacos). In the zip folder that will be emailed should you successfully complete the quest, 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.

      Play along each of the 12 days and you'll earn yourself the full set! So, how about we get started with today's clue!!!


      On the eleventh day of Christmas,
      it is time to earn paper number eleven.
      It is a very well know fact that, all good designers
       and card makers go to heaven!!!


      Task:
      IF YOU HAD A $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SPEND IN ANY ONE ONLINE DIGI STORE, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

      If I'd asked this question even four months ago, the answer would have been an immediate: A Day for Daisies. However, since that store is no longer open, I'd have to say that I'd choose...oh damn, this is tough...umm...I have two right at the forefront of my mind but if I can only choose one I'll say: Bugaboo Stamps. I currently have over 30 items on my Bugaboo wishlist so it would be nice to be able to get a few of them stricken off that particular list. Jodie just has so many stinkin' cute stamps that are really versatile as well.

      When you come up with a response for today's task, simply leave your ONE ONLINE DIGI STORE CHOICE WHERE YOU COULD EASILY SPEND $25 AT in a comment on THIS POST. Now for many of you, especially those who have played in previous years, the odds are that I should have your e-mail address in order to send out the free paper you earn. If you are new to the quest or are not sure whether I might have your email address, please be sure to also leave your email address in your comment. If you would prefer to keep your address private, then check out the bottom paragraph from Day 1 for how to send it to me.

      May the happiness you experienced during the holidays, last the whole year through! See you all tomorrow for day number twelve, the final day!!!

      Cheers!

      Friday, January 03, 2020

      The 12 Days of Christmas Quest: Day Ten


      Hello everyone! It is the tenth day of Christmas and it is time to continue the quest. Can you believe there are just two days to go after this one?!

      If you missed day one click HERE to start from the beginning and read all the details.

      Day two: click HERE 
      Day three: click HERE 
      Day four: click HERE
      Day five: click HERE
      Day six: click HERE
      Day seven: click HERE
       Day eight: click HERE
      Day nine: click HERE

      As a quick refresher, each day during the 12 Days of Christmas (Dec. 25th to Jan. 5th), you're going to be given a task to follow. Each day over the next 12 days, I'll be asking you questions to find out a little bit more about you as a designer. You will be able to leave your daily answer in a comment on the post for each respective day. If you follow the instructions for each day, you'll earn a free digital paper.

      Since this is a busy time of year for most people, you will have plenty of time to complete the quest. It is completely up to you as to when you submit your answers (daily, all at once at the end, or otherwise). AS LONG AS ALL your TASKS are submitted, no later than January 12th, 2020, then you will qualify to receive the paper(s) for whichever day(s) you participate.

      Here is the paper up for grabs today...


      This paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. In the zip folder that will be emailed should you successfully complete the quest, 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.

      Play along each of the 12 days and you'll earn yourself the full set! So, how about we get started with today's clue!!!


      On the tenth day of Christmas,
      it is time to earn paper number ten.
      I'm running out of things to say, so I'll just say,
      good tidings to all animals, children,

      women & men!!!


      Task:
      Do you have any FAVOURITE STAMPS (whether digi or otherwise), DIGI PAPERS, PATTERNED PAPER PACK, BORDERS, PUNCHES, EMBOSSING FOLDERS, DIE CUT TEMPLATES, ETC. THAT YOU GO BACK TO OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

      For myself, this is a bit harder to answer since I'm not making any cards by hand at the moment. In terms of my digi cards I have a couple go to patterns that I will use for certain elements like my sky and clouds background or my grass backgrounds. I probably also rely heavily on several digi sentiments that I've picked up over the years from Create With TLC! Paulette has so many wonderful sentiment stamps that I definitely rely on over and over again.

      When you come up with a response for today's task, simply leave your FAVOURITE REPEATEDLY USED RESOURCES in a comment on THIS POST. Now for many of you, especially those who have played in previous years, the odds are that I should have your e-mail address in order to send out the free paper you earn. If you are new to the quest or are not sure whether I might have your email address, please be sure to also leave your email address in your comment. If you would prefer to keep your address private, then check out the bottom paragraph from Day 1 for how to send it to me.

      May your travels this year be safe ones! See you all tomorrow for day number eleven!!!

      Cheers!