Hey peeps! Happy Saturday to you all! First off, I want to say thanks to my friend Kitty who let me in on a little secret--okay so it is not a secret but it is the first I'm hearing about it. Apparently, Google is cleaning up inactive accounts and many people are losing followers. Kitty has been reading that some are losing 20, 30, even 50 followers. I should feel thankful that I've only lost 8 so far. Kitty also told me that Google has dropped anyone who does not have a Google account and that these individuals need to create a Google account and rejoin (if they want to). So at least that explains that! I feel a bit better now because I was really started to wonder what I had said or done to cause such a large exodus all at once!
Anyway, it is time for me to post my card for the From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) progressive stamp of the month challenge. I'm unfortunately rather late with it but at least I've still a little time before the challenge closes.
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.
- This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a poster mockup (courtesy of Design Bolts). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.
- I chose to use one of the older sketches from From the Hearts Stamps Sketch.
Digital Image Details:
- The image on the front, Cozy Kittens, 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 and 'paper pieced digitally.
- I have created a couple of pennant shapes using templates created by Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.
Digital Sentiment Details:
- The sentiment used on the top 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.
- The bottom sentiment is from the Cozy Kittens set.
- The circle shapes are just basic shapes in Photoshop Elements.
- I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were created by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.
Digital Paper Products:
- The paper used as a base is one of the papers that was up for grabs during the 12 Days of Christmas 2015--and oh yeah, I am STILL mailing those out to people!
Challenges I am entering:
- From the Heart Stamps -- progressive stamp of the month challenge
Other challenges I hope to enter...
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- Word Art Wednesday -- Anything Goes
- http://www.craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.ca/ (3E) -- Always Anything Goes
- http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.ca/ -- Always Anything Goes
- http://stampartpapel.com/retarte-67-anything-goes/ -- Anything Goes
- http://creativecardcrew.blogspot.ca -- Anything Goes
- http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.ca/ -- Anything Goes Christmas
- http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/ -- Always Anything Goes: Christmas
- http://kraftinkimmiestamps.blogspot.ca/ -- Wonderful Wednesdays: Always Anything Goes
Well guys, that is it for this one. It is a going to be a couple crazy busy days for me--the DT Delights post for the Path of Positivity comes out tomorrow and the midway for Scribbles, and the newest challenges for the Path of Positivity AND the 12 Months of Christmas come out Monday! Plus there are some cards I need to be working on as well AND I want to get as many more mailouts as I can for the 12 Days of Christmas done! Oy vey, the ends of the month/beginning of a next is a tough one for me but I'm sure I'll get there with a wing and a prayer.
Until next time,