Saturday, July 04, 2020

Happy Independence Day!!!

It is still the Fourth of July for some hours yet and that means that all my wonderful American friends, followers and readers are celebrating Independence Day today. As promised on Wednesday, here is another freebie--this time in honour of the U.S.A. 

I decided to stick with the same type of theme as the Canada Day papers, as today's papers also features cupcakes only this time in red, white and blue. While one of the papers is specific to the States only, I decided to also create a copy without the text so that others could use it as well. Check them out...


https://app.box.com/s/2tkosb9kt15ryzzwk664zebq5tg9gtaq

This digital paper is one that will become part of the Spirit of America kit that I am working on. I've used resources from Natali Arkush Art (via Design Bundles) and Marisa Lerin (via Pixel Scrapper). The font used for the 'Happy Fourth of July' text is courtesy of Alejandro Inler (via Font Squirrel). Full credits in the file. To grab them, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the papers, their preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

Well folks, that is it for this one. I hope that you all continue to stay safe and healthy where ever you may live.

Until next time,

Friday, July 03, 2020

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #172…Anything Goes

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Hello there folks! I hope that each of you is continuing to stay healthy in your own little corner of this world. While some locations are doing okay with the re-opening there are other areas that opened way too quickly and are now suffering a a result with significantly increased cases. There is also speculation that a second wave is hitting but the first hasn't even finished yet in some places. Good luck to us all as we continue to battle this awful virus that has affected over 10 million people and taken over 500,000 from the world way too soon!

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #172, the theme is Anything Goes. Once again you can upload your projects with any kind of theme. If the image looks familiar, I used it a couple of months ago on a birthday card. I needed to create 10+ thank you cards for hubby who received some money from his siblings for his 70th birthday. I asked hubby to look through some images I had so that he could decide what to use on the cards since they were coming from him after all, and he chose the adorable mice image you'll see below. Now I just have to get them printed and assembled!


General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). It was printed out and assembled prior to dissemination.
  • The inside of the card has been left blank for hubby to write his thank you note.


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 Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiments used on the front 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.


Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used for the background on the front was one I designed. You can grab it for FREE by clicking HERE.


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • 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 July 6th 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 the best July you can. Oh and if you missed it, I offered up a freebie yesterday so scroll down to grab it and don't forget I'll see you again on Saturday with another free design!

Until next time,

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Happy Canada Day!

Hey gang! I hope that you are all staying healthy in your homes around the world.

I know that today will soon be over but I didn't want to let this day go by without saying…

H A P P Y   C A N A D A   D A Y!

To all my fellow Canadians out there!!!

I managed to create a freebie in honour of the birthday of this amazing country that I am blessed to call home. While one of the papers is specific to Canada only, I decided to also create a copy without the text so that others could use it as well. Check them out…

 
https://app.box.com/s/2tkosb9kt15ryzzwk664zebq5tg9gtaq

These digital papers will become part of the Oh Canada kit that I am working on. They are 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Natali Arkush Art (via Design Bundles) and Marisa Lerin (via Pixel Scrapper). The font used for the 'Happy Canada Day' text is courtesy of Alejandro Inler (via Font Squirrel). Full credits in the file. To grab them, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the papers, their preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.

Oh and don't worry, I wouldn't forget the celebration coming up on Saturday in honour of my neighbours to the south (oh and north in Alaska and also west in Hawaii); so, be sure to come back then for an Independence Day freebie.

Wherever you may happen to reside, enjoy the remainder of your day everyone!

Until next time,

Friday, June 05, 2020

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #171…Things that Fly

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Hello there folks! I hope that each of you is doing well in your own little corner of this world. While my own province is still in a state of emergency until the end of June, we have started to slowly open up businesses and regulated health care. Unfortunately, we've also seen a rise in cases so it is going to be an important balancing act to ensure that the least number of people get infected or die!

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #171, the theme is Things that Fly. I've decided to create a simple thinking of you type of card for this challenge.


General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). It was printed out and assembled prior to dissemination.



FRONT

Digital Image Details:


Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiments used on the front 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 Image Details: 
  • The little fireflies used around the edge of the writing space are once again clipped from the larger Lightning Bugs in Jar image.



OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used for the background on the front and on the inside was one I designed under the Scribble Doodle Designs brand. You can grab it for FREE by clicking HERE.


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 July 2nd, at 1:00 P.M., ET (Eastern Time) to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Things that Fly. 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 your distance. Hopefully, I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,


Friday, May 01, 2020

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #170…Anything Goes

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Hello there folks! I hope that each of you is doing well in your own little corner of this world. It appears that the curve is starting to flatten in various locations and hopefully soon we'll start down a path to healing and coping until a vaccine can be developed. In my own province we're looking at slowly opening up the economy in phases but always guided by the health experts as to how quickly we can do that.

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #170, the theme is Anything Goes. I'm sorry I'm a bit late posting my creation. The later half of April is always crazy busy with my birthday, my hubby's birthday and our wedding anniversary occurring within a 10 day period (even when we can't go anywhere!). I wasn't sure I was going to have any time at all to get a card created for this challenge but I managed to squeeze some time in during the first half of the month and put together an Easter card for my hubby!

General Project Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). It was printed out and assembled prior to dissemination.


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Bunny Toy can be purchased in the Pattie's Creations Etsy Shop. This image has been coloured digitally. Credits include:
    • The bunny was paper pieced with a fur texture courtesy of Salic33 (via DeviantArt).
    • Shading, highlighting and ground added using various brushes in Photoshop.


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • The gold accent strip on the front was created using a layer style from HG Designs.


INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details: 



OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The papers used for the background and for accenting on the front as well as for the background on the inside was purchased as part of a collaboration bundle from Pixel Scrapper.


Digital Embellishment Details:
  • The heart embellishments used on the front and inside are also part of the collaboration bundle from Pixel Scrapper.
  • 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 June 4th, at 1:00 P.M., ET (Eastern Time) 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. Keep washing those hands and stay your distance. Hopefully, I'll see you again soon.

Until next time,

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Happy Easter!!!

To those of you who celebrate, Happy Easter!

I realize that this year we are forced to celebrate Easter a little bit differently than most of us normally would and that for those of you with extended family and especially young grandchildren and/or young nieces and nephews, it may be especially difficult not seeing the little ones in person. My heart goes out to you if this is your situation. The great thing is that with all the technology available these days, reaching out to our loved ones is easier than ever. I hope that you have the opportunity to connect virtually or by phone with those you love during this special long weekend.

I have it on good authority from the Prime Minister of Canada that the Easter Bunny is considered an essential service and therefore will be allowed to cross borders and travel into each of the Canadian provinces. In fact, I heard a report from the Premier of Alberta and his team that they have extra supplies of personal protective equipment stored up in their warehouses that they will be sharing with the three worst hit provinces in our country. Additionally, they have also promised to send the Easter Bunny some equipment as well so that he can do his job safely. I hope that the Easter Bunny has received special dispensation to travel to your part of the world as well.

Hopefully EB will have the opportunity to bring most of you some sweet treats or fragrant ones. My gift to you is this digital paper in honour of today…

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

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.

Before I go, I wanted to share a link to a sweet video I watched earlier in the week. Some adorable Meerkats take part in an Easter egg hunt in the London Zoo while it is closed. You can find it HERE.

I hope you all have a wonderful day! I'll be spending the day with my own amazing hubby who continues to have to go out every day and work since his job is considered essential!

Until next time,

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,