Friday, December 04, 2020

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #177…Winter Fun

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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 as we continue our battle with Covid-19. It has been quite the year, hasn't it?! Let us all hope that we get through the winter ahead with as little loss as possible! It isn't the holiday season we'd have wished for but it is more important to keep our distance and keep people healthy. I wish you all the best in coming up with a safe, healthy and happy way to spend the holidays!

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #177, the theme is Winter Fun. For those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere, it isn't a far stretch to imagine winter which officially arrives Dec. 21st; especially those of us in the north who're already experiencing the biting cold and snow of winter!


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


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Pearl The Penguin: You can find this image in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name. This image has been coloured digitally and digitally 'paper' pieced in one section as well. Credits include:
 
Digital Sentiment Details: 
 
 
INSIDE 

Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • One I created for the purpose of this card.
 
Digital Embellishments:
  • The snowflakes are from a set created by Pixaroma that I purchased in an expired bundle (Via Deal Jumbo).




OVERALL 
 
Digital Paper Products:
 
 
Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop to create the border on the front and the 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.


Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until December 31st to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Winter Fun. 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 December you can!!!
 
Until next time,

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Freebie: A Day to Remember

Hello friends. Once again, November 11th has rolled around. A day that we should never forget!

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in the year 1918, the battlefields drew quiet as the hostilities ceased. Thus bringing an end to World War I, 102 years ago today.

Each of us living in Commonwealth countries around the world, should take a moment today to remember and honour those who have bravely fought in ALL wars to help keep the peace and keep us safe.

Each year I try to honour this day in my own small way with something special. Here is a digital paper I created for anyone interested. I get that it isn't as versatile as some papers but I came across these incredible medals and thought it would be a great paper for anyone who knows someone in the military and also something different for the future We Remember Kit that I am working on. 

https://app.box.com/s/hnrinysfogv54f8lt9f5cvn8ns31cu47

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Alexander Lesnitsky (aka AlLes via Pixabay), Shadowhouse Creations and The Coffee Shop Blog. Full credits in the file. 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.

 MAY WE NEVER FORGET!


Friday, November 06, 2020

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #176…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 as we continue our battle with Covid-19. Things are so much worse at a time when we'd hoped they would be better so I wish you the best wherever you are from.

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #176, the theme is Anything Goes. Once again you can upload your projects with any kind of theme.


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


FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Candy Canes With Bow: A beautiful image perfect for any type of Christmas card. You can find it in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the image name.
 
 
INSIDE 

 
Digital Embellishments:




OVERALL 
  Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiment used on the front and inside is one that was created by Paulette from Create with TLC that I have just separated into two parts for the purposes of this card. 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 one designed by myself and is from the Candy Cane Flavours Patterned Paper Mini Kit.
 
 
Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop to create matting in behind the image and 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 hoping to enter...

You have until December 3rd 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 November you can!!!
 
Until next time,

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Freebie: Happy Hallowe'en 2020

Hello on a cold (-3 degrees Celsius), damp and dreary Hallowe'en night! While we had our first snowfall of the year a few days ago, the cold wet weather is persisting. Unfortunately, I don't think that many kids will be out and about tonight. We've purchased some treats just in case but I can't see too many parent letting their kids go out given the current pandemic that is raging through its second wave here in Ontario. The numbers in my home province are almost twice what they were in the spring on a daily basis and our hospitals are filling again! Thankfully in my own community the numbers continue to be relatively low. At least that is one benefit of living in the northern part of the province! It has been quite a year hasn't it?! I hope that you and your families continue to stay safe out there wherever you may happen to live.

While hubby remains downstairs ready to hand out treats just in case any kids brave it (it's already close to 7:00 p.m. and not a knock so far), as usual I've been up here on the second floor of our home on the computer getting stuff ready for the first of the month and of course making you all a Hallowe'en themed digi paper. Now I am aware that some of you do not celebrate Hallowe'en, but as I've mentioned in years past, Hallowe'en is actually of Christian origin. Whether you celebrate it or not, maybe you can find some use for this year's freebie.

Check out the preview...
 


This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Creative Fabrica Crafts and HG Designs. Full credits in the file. 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.

It is a busy time of month so join me at The 12 Months of Christmas for our newest link up or at Scribbles Designs for our midway tomorrow. Then if everything goes according to plan, I should see you again next Friday when I'll be back with my card for Pattie's Creations!
 
Until next time,
 

Friday, October 02, 2020

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #175…Autumn/Fall

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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 as we continue our battle with Covid-19.

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #175, the theme is Autumn/Fall. It is time to make a creation suitable for the fall season.


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


FRONT

Digital Image Details: 
  • Pumpkin With Vines: This image can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name.
  • This image was digitally coloured in Photoshop.
 
Digital Embellishment Details:
 
 
INSIDE

  Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiment used 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.



OVERALL 
 
Digital Paper Products:
 
Digital Embellishments:
  • The base behind the sentiment and the scalloped circle were created from a template designed by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper. It has been paper pieced with a paper from Jeannie Baechtold from her Autumn Leaves Kit also available at {Computer} Scrapbook.com.
  • 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 November 5th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Autumn/Fall. 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 October you can!!!
 
Until next time,

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Shiver Me Timbers! Talk Like a Pirate Day 2020 Be Here!

Sail ho, me hearties! Will ye drop anchor 'n visit wit' me fer a wee bit o' time? Th' yearly celebration where ye flap yer jaws like a buccaneer be upon us! Arrr, indeed, today be Talk Like a Pirate Day. Shiver me timbers! Even th' scourge that be out thar in th' world plaguin' mankind, won't be stoppin' me fellow buckos from drinkin' some grog 'tis day. However, me thinks that 'tis year, things be a might different. In past years, each September 19th, thar be parrrrties, fund-raisers, pub crawls, 'n other special events takin' place all over th' world. Sadly, 'tis year, festival after festival be cancelled. As Ol’ Chumbucket says (more about that seadog below), it’s as if all 'th pirates be marooned. We be 'Pandemic Pirates' 'tis year wit just our pirate families, unable t' be wit our larger pirate family abroad! No need t' hang th' jib though as me sure thar be many scallywags out thar who be findin' ways t' still be parrrtyin', even if just wit a much smaller group o' mateys virtually!

Fer thems o' ye who be me followers these past few years, ye be knowin' 'th history o' 'tis day's beginnins. Fer thems o' ye who be unawares o' 'tis unique occasion, it starrrrted out as a fun concept in 1995, encourrrragin' people t' talk like a pirate. It be created by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) 'n Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), hailin' from th' state o' Oregon in th' U.S. Accorrrrdin' t' Summers, th' day be invented as th' result o' a sports injury. While th' two mateys be playin' racquetball, one o' thems reacted t' th' pain with an outburst o' "Aaarrr!", 'n th' idea be born. Thems two scallywags sent a letter about thar invented holiday t' th' American syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002. 'Tis chap be likin' th' idea so much he promoted it. Th' media grabbed hold o' th' holiday after Barry's column 'n it now be an international event followed by many each year on September 19th.

If ye be on Facebook, ye can log in 'n see Ol’ Chumbucket share some news 'n Cap’n Slappy himself be plannin' t' go live from his special seat at th' Calapooia Brew Pub t' wish ye th' best of th' day as well (link t' find yer way below).

Fer all ye seadogs 'n scallywags alike, just like in past years, t' help celebrate 'tis glorrrious day wit' a bit 'o swag, me be givin' ye fer free some booty from th' coffer. Ahoy! Every old salt knows th' boat can't leave port wit'out a good anchor on th' ship…
 

https://app.box.com/s/hwfehhuliiaoepafetebgu6wdxthvvkb

T' be grabbin' 'tis treasure, click on th' button above t' be taken t' a download location. In th' zip folder ye will find a copy of th' loot, its preview sheet, th' credit information 'n me terms o' use which are standard t' all me folders. 'Tis loot be in jpg format 'n published at 300 dpi.

Now o' course me can't be sendin' ye along yer way wit'out a pirate joke or two:
 
Q: What's a pirate's favourite movie?
A: Booty and the Beast.

Q: Why couldn't the 10 year old go to the pirate movie?
A: Because it was rated ARRRR.

Oh, 'n if ye be interested in findin' out more fun facts about 'tis fun day, be sure t' check out th' official Talk Like a Pirate website available HERE (FB link in sidebar).

Well me hearties, 'tis time t' weigh anchor 'n hoist th' mizzen! Until me be sailin' these fair seas again,


Note about me pirate name...
Passion be a big part of me life, which makes sense fer a pirate. Even though me not always be th' traditional swaggerin' gallant, me steadiness 'n plannin' make me a fine, reliable pirate. Arrr!

If ye be wantn' yer own pirate name, be cerrrrtain t' click HERE.


References:
Baur, John and Mark Summers. (2002-2014). FAQ. Available: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/faq.html. Last accessed 18th September 2014.
Author Unknown. (N.D.). International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day. Last accessed 18th September 2014

Friday, September 04, 2020

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #174…Anything Goes

 

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Hello there folks! It is hard to believe that at the end of the summer we are still having so many difficulties with the pandemic. Too many people's lives have been disrupted by this awful virus and far too many people have lost there lives! I hope that each of you is continuing to stay healthy in your own little corner of this world.

I'm popping in today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #174, the theme is Anything Goes. Once again you can upload your projects with any kind of theme. 

In the last month I've heard of three deaths. One of my friends lost her brother due to covid-19, another friend lost her mother due to a heart attack and the third was the accidental death of a young boy only 13 years old who happened to be my best friend's nephew. More lives gone too soon. As such, I'm in need of a few sympathy cards.


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


FRONT

 Digital Image Details: 
  • Three Daisies: This trio of daisies was the perfect lead in for my sentiment. This image can be found in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name.
  • These daisies were digitally coloured in Photoshop just to give them an open silhouette look.
 
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiment used on the front was one I created way back in 2013. I offered it up for FREE as part of my 100 Followers Celebration. You can find it HERE along with some other word art freebies.
 
 
INSIDE

  Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The sentiment used on the inside was also created back in 2013 for a card but never offered up for free. Maybe one of these days, I'll get around to getting it added to the blog.



OVERALL 
 
Digital Paper Products:
  • The paper used as a base on the front and inside is a FREEBIE offered up during a Wonderful Wednesday event. Click HERE to find it along with some other free digital papers and a word art creation. Please note that this paper was added before I started adding zip folders so you can find the credit info for it at the bottom of the post. Also, if you grab any of the freebies previously mentioned, be sure to click on them to bring them up in the lightbox in their proper size before saving.
 
Digital Embellishments:
  • The base behind the sentiment and the scalloped circle were created from a template designed by 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 October 1st 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 September you can!!!
 
Until next time,

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,