Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Card Design: From the Heart Stamps March Challenge

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

Hello everyone!  It is time for me to post my card for the From the Heart Stamps (FTHS) progressive stamp of the month challenge.
 
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.  Right now is the perfect time to buy in because you can purchase the stamp in the store for just $1.00.  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.



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Digital Image Details: 
  • The image on the front, Digging Dog, 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 partially digitally, partially with Copic markers and partially with patterns and with paper piecing.   
    • Credits:
      • Sky & Clouds pattern courtesy of Webtreats, Etc.
      • Fur was paper pieced with a texture from Ishizusv (Deviant Art Artist)
      • pattern courtesy of Free PSD Files.
      • Dirt and grass were added with existing patterns found in Photoshop Elements.
Stamp Preview by FromTheHeartStamps

Digital Embellishments:

INSIDE
Sentiment Details: 
  • One I created.
 
OVERALL 
Paper Products: 
  • Card, image & sentiment bases:  Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.

Digital Paper Products:
  • I used three different papers from my Puppy Power Papers pack.  Click HERE to find it in the Scribbles Designs store.
    SDD DP#005 Puppy Power Papers
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. 

Until next time,

Wonderful Wednesdays--Offering for March

If you are new to my blog and want to know how this concept got started, you can find the original post by clicking HERE.

It is time for March's Wonderful Wednesdays offering.  

If you are new to my blog in the past year, you can find other items for the March kit by clicking the respective links below:


2013 
  • Pink and blue plaid digital paper:  Click HERE.
  • holy, holy, holy wordart:  Click HERE.
  • Happy Easter buttons + bonus circular stamp:  Click HERE.

  2015
  • Happy Easter Word Art + bonus horizontal date stamp:  Click HERE.  

Time to add to the Easter Blessings kit.  Okay so I know that Easter is gone but this paper could also be used for spring in general...
 

This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Pixel Scrapper, 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.

Stay tuned for a new Wonderful Wednesday post coming next month!

Until next time,

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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

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Hello and happy Tuesday!  It is time to share my entry into the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge. 

This month we got to work with the following cute image...


http://gsd-stamps.com/collections/shop-digital-stamps/products/carrot-bunny-digital-stamp

Another sweet bunny!  Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Carrot Bunny for free. 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: 
 
FRONT
Digital Image Details: 
  • Carrot Bunny:  You can find this image in the store.  Details above.  
  • This image was coloured partially digitally and partially with patterns and with paper piecing.   
    • Credits:  
      • Sky & Clouds pattern courtesy of Webtreats, Etc.
      • Fur was paper pieced with a texture from Salic33 (Deviant Art Artist)
      • I used an image from Stockvault to paper piece the carrot and another picked up for the greens.
      • Grass was added with a basic filter.
           
Digital Embellishments: 
  • The rectangular shape was a basic shape created in Photoshop Elements and then altered using a layer style from HG Graphics.
  • The eggs and chicks are elements purchased from Pixel Scrapper.  


 INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • The 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 new store.


OVERALL
Paper Products:
 
  • Card base: Michael's Recollection's Cardstock, white.

Pattern:
 
  • The pattern I used for the  background and also in the kerchief is also from HG Graphics.


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.

Until next time,

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!!!

To those of you who celebrate, Happy Easter!

I will leave it up to the Easter bunny to bring you some chocolates or flowers.  My gift to you is this digital paper in honour of today...


This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. I've used resources from Pixel Scrapper, 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.  Even though it means I'm going to get myself more behind, I plan on spending the afternoon with my hubby--the best present I could hope for.

Until next time,

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Blog Hop: Spring Gardening Hop with TLC Creations


If you live in the northern hemisphere, this weekend officially marks the start of spring!  So, it is fitting that we have a Spring Garden themed blog hop!

You should have arrived here from the talented Karen's blog.  If you are just starting, you can find a full list of all the hop stops at the bottom of this post.

For my card, I got to use the cool seed packet image you see below.  Paulette is generously offering up the image as a freebie to everyone who participates in the hop and stops by my blog; so, be sure to head on over to her BLOG and leave her some love if you grab it!

To save image, left click to bring it up in the lightbox in its full size and then right click and scroll down to 'save image as'.

Time to check out the card I created...

General Information: 
  • This card was created 100% digitally and then layered in a poster mockup designed by Design Bolts

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Digital Image Details:
  • Musk Melon Seed Pack Vintage:  As mentioned previously, the image used on the front is the freebie that Paulette is allowing me to offer up on my blog.  You can grab it above. 
  • I have coloured parts of it digitally. 

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The "G is for Garden" sentiment was a freebie I picked up awhile back and was also created by Paulette.  For more wonderful freebies, click HERE to head to Paulette's blog.  Click HERE to go to the home page of the store.

Digital Embellishments: 
  • The circle and pennant shapes are tag shapes and were created from templates purchased from Marisa Lerin, Pixel Scrapper.


INSIDE
Digital Image Details:
  • #614 Garden Spade:  This cute spade is from Scribbles Designs.  Click on the name or watermark to find it in the store.  You can also purchase it as part of this set HERE.
http://buyscribblesdesigns.blogspot.ca/2013/01/614-garden-spade-100.html

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • Another freebie created by Paulette.

OVERALL 
Digital Embellishments:
 
  • The shape used for matting in behind the sentiment on the inside is a simple shape created in Photoshop Elements.
  • The shadows to give each element some depth were created with a layer style, from Sheila Reid, also with Pixel Scrapper.
 
Digital Paper Products:
  • I used all the papers from my Simply Spring mini kit.
  
Challenges I am hoping to enter...
***Please note that if the word verification appears, ignore it and simply click the 'publish' button** 

Next stop on the route is Lisa Lynn. Click HERE to head there now!

If you missed any of the stops along the way, here is the complete list.  You are definitely going to want to check out what all my fellow team members have in store for you! 

Deanne     

Desire     

Hetty       

Ileana      

Karen       

Lisa D. <-------- That's ME     

Lisa Lynn   

Lynne       

Rhonda Sue 

TlcCreations   

http://createwithtlc-createwithtlc.blogspot.ca/

Well that is it for this one.  I'll see you again soon!

Until next time,

Card Design: Imagine That...Creative Playground Challenge #2 Midway: Birthday Bash


Hey Guys!  I'm stopping in today to remind you of the current challenge going on over at the Imagine That! Digis by Kris blog.  You are free to link up any creative project you'd like as long as it follows our theme! 

Theme: BIRTHDAY
This challenge runs March 5 - April 1

Streamers, balloons and gifts, oh my! It is time to adorn your head with a party hat and light up the candles on the birthday cake. Regardless of what day it is, you can be rest assured that somewhere in the world, someone is celebrating their birthday. This challenge we want you to create a birthday card for someone. Yours, mine, a family member's, a friends, or even an acquaintance's. It doesn't matter whose birthday you are celebrating or the number of candles that happen to be on top of the cake. Simply show us a card commemorating someone's birthday. Kris has some really awesome sets that would be just right for a birthday card. She even has a couple of mega kits at a great value - check out the Birthday category HERE. Why not go and check out the STORE before you start and see if you can find just the image you are looking for.

Let the birthday bash begin!

Although we're asking you to create a card this time, you may choose to create a scrapbook page, or gift box, whatever you can imagine as long as it's obviously BIRTHDAY THEMED!

Please be sure to check out all the rules and details for the challenge.  You can find them HERE along with the link up!

General Info:
 
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a poster mockup.  I will print it out and assemble it a later date.
  • I have used a past sketch from From the Heart Stamps.

 

FRONT
Digital Image Details: 
  • Leesa's Tulip:  I used the sweet Leesa's Tulip image from the set!  If you add one of the IT! DbK special badges to your blog sidebar, you can receive the outline version of this image for free.  You can find the details for how to do so by clicking HERE.  To find the set in the store, click on the name or the watermark below.

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.


INSIDE
Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • This sweet 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 new store.

OVERALL
Digital Paper Products: 
  • I used one of the bonus papers included in the Leesa's Tulip set.  

Digital Embellishments: 
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting for the base of the card and in behind the image and sentiments.
  • 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... 

We'd love for you to join us!  Pop over to the original post which you can find HERE to find out all the details!  You can also check out what some of my fellow teammates created by heading over to the midway post which you can find HERE.

Well folks, that is it for this one See you all again soon! 

Until next time,