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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Limited Runs Progressive Challenge on Facebook

I just discovered the Limited Runs Progressive Challenge. Of course, this is Challenge 10, and it ends on December 13th and it's the end of the year. I hope there are more!!

Meanwhile, I used this cute digi image for a new Christmas card. I've pretty much devoured my stash of cards for the holidays, and have to build it up again for next year. I tried coloring the image with colored pencils today instead of my Copics. Not very vibrant, but it still looks good, I think. The kitten looks so cozy, I used a sentiment stamp I've had for years on the card. I also dug up an embossed white-core piece of cardstock, and one last piece of  some patterned scrapbook paper. I added the bow (Martha Stewart) and Skittles from my stash. 2017 was supposed to be the year I used up my stash,and honest, I haven't bought anything new except for adhesives (I'm dying here, people). But my stash looks just as huge as it had last Christmas. I believe I have been a scrap hoarder, and will never get a chance to buy new at the just-opened Michael's store near me. (sigh)
Back to Limited Runs
You do have a few more days to get in on the progressive challenge. If you don't have this particular image, you can buy it at the STORE for only $1. Create with it and post it on the Limited Runs Fan Page and the next challenge you'll get a new image FREE! (I love free, don't you?)

What are you waiting for? Chop, chop, crafters. Only 4 days left to join in the fun for this challenge! Happy crafting!
Challenges I am Entering:
A Gem of a Challenge - ANything Goes Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes

Monday, December 4, 2017

Let the Festivities begin at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

 
The hustle and bustle of the Holiday Season is most decidedly here! Whether you celebrate Chanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Festivus or to say goodbye to the past year, the feeling of festivity is definitely in the air. And it's that feeling of FESTIVITY that the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog would like you to capture on your creations this month. With the joy and wonder of the holiday season surrounding us, it is the perfect time to apply that to your designs.

I got to create with a digital image from Bugaboo, one of two sponsors this month. The digi is called Snowman Couple. I believe that life is a series of celebrations, and you should take every opportunity to enjoy the festivities while you can. Whether you celebrate with just that one special someone, or a room full of strangers, make it a time to remember.

Of course, the challenge theme is always optional, but if you would like a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational, you must follow the theme of FESTIVITIES. Please be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize. Also, you are asked to leave a comment on how your creation relates to the theme of festivity if it isn't clearly written somewhere else in your post. 

In order to be considered eligible for any prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $20 gift certificate from NS Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win an additional sponsored prize of a $12 gift certificate from Bugaboo Stamps, the second of our guest sponsors this month, for the project chosen as Most Inspiring. One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.


Whatever you choose to create, don't forget to link up to the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog for your chance to win these great prizes. Happy crafting!

Scribbles Designs Christmas Carols Celebration - DAY 4


Today is DAY 4 of the Christmas Carols Celebration at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. The theme is  LET IT SNOW and there is a flurry of activity at the blog today! A new digi release and a new game to play for prizes are just some of the festivities offered as we celebrate a season of Christmas Carols. I'm already humming them! But let me show you what I created using today's new release, 0153 Let It Snow and Snowflake (freebie).
I used Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Snowy Trees patterned paper from Merry Mix 1 Paper Kit and used the Scribbles digital image as an overlay. Then I popped it onto another of Decosse's Dynamite Doodles' papers, Red Glitter from Glitterati 1 Paper Kit. I decorated it simply with a couple snowflakes from the Scribbles store and I now have a set of cards printed up and ready to mail out.

Don't miss the fun and games (and chance for prizes) at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog as they celebrate Christmas Carols!! Happy crafting!!
































Today is DAY 4 of the Christmas Carols Celebration at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog. The theme is  LET IT SNOW
SCRIBBLES Images: 0153 Let It Snow & Snowflake
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Papers: Snowy Trees from Merry Mix 1 Paper Kit & Red Glitter from Glitterati 1 Paper Kit

Friday, December 1, 2017

A Tree-mendous Time of the Year at Scribbles Designs

 I love this time of year. Music is playing in all the stores, people are smiling more, drivers are more courteous, stores have more sales. And it's also that time of year to pull out the tree (artificial) and start putting it together-which makes this the doubly perfect time to have a challenge showcasing TREES.
 Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog asks crafters to use a tree or trees as your focal point on your project this month. While you can use any digital image or paper or even your own rendering of a tree, there are tons of digi images of TREES at the Scribbles Store. I used one called "Frosty's Trees 1."
 I colored my image with Copics, shimmering it up a bit with metallic gel pens before popping it up against a patterned paper background from my stash. I created my own sentiment using two fonts: Dymaxiom Script and Logger. Some sparkly snowflakes and a few jewels finish off my tree-mendous Christmas card.
 You have until the end of the 14th of December to create and link your project up with Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog for your chance to win free digis from the Scribbles Store.


And don't forget to check out the 
Merry Christmas Carol Celebration 
going on NOW for the next FIVE DAYS at Scribbles, where each day crafters are asked to fulfill a task or answer a holiday-themed question for prizes galore!!  
Let the celebration begin 

Challenges I am Entering:
Aud Sentiments - Christmas & a Sentiment

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Let's Eat Cake at Ike's World Challenge Blog

It's time to get your sweet tooth on at Ike's World Challenge Blog. The optional theme is "Let's Eat Cake" and I found a fairy tale cake to inspire my card. The cake is real, made by CandyCakeWedding.com and found on Pinterest. It makes the perfect background for the Ike's Art image, Tinky,  to fly by with magical birthday wishes for a little girl I know. 
My card is 100% digital, using the following:
Image: Ike’s Art: Tinky digi image, photo credit CandyCakeWedding.com
Paper: Pixel Scrapper Brooke Gazarek’s Enchanted Papers Purple
Digital Elements: Pixel Scrapper Elif Sahin’s Design piece #5 Heart, It’s the Magic Fairy Tales Edition Crown& Magic Wand;  Melo Vrijhof’s Jane Elements Lace Border & Family Day Elements Pink Flower; Mandy’s Lovable Designs’Shabby Wedding Scatter.
Font: Chancera
Whether you create with the Cake theme or choose to create without it, don't forget to link your art up at Ike's world Challenge Blog for your chance to win some awesome digis from her store!!
P.S. 
Click on the link and strut your stuff if you fancy a place on Ike's Design Team.
Hurry, tho', you only have until the end of the month!!



Monday, November 20, 2017

Surround Yourself with Music at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog

Today I have TWO projects to showcase for my DT make for the Path of Positivity. When the optional challenge has to do with MUSIC, I can get easily inspired. For the first:
Pat here with scrapbook layout for this month's Surround Yourself with Music challenge theme over at the Path of Positivity Challenge Blog. I've been on a leave of absence, but managed to create one of several pages for my 25th Anniversary layout (better late than never).
I was inspired to (finally) create my layout because of the beautiful music I fell in love with while vacationing in the Islands. It's funny how just one song can bring back a thousand memories. That's why music is so important in my life, especially now. I recently lost my hubby, so when a "slack key guitar song" pops up on my iPod, I am flooded with memories of our dream vacation together. I can almost feel the ocean breezes caressing my cheeks and hear the waves lapping at the shore, while Bill and I walked hand in hand along the beaches.
So, of course I played my Hawaiian music while creating the first of several scrapbook pages using digi images from one of this month's sponsors, Imagine That! Digis by Kris. The images include Hula Girl and the Aloha sentient from the Hula Girl set and Peacock Spread from the Pretty Peacocks set.

Challenges I am entering:
Love to Scrap - ANything Goes


On to the SECOND:
I love this digi image from POP's second guest sponsor, Limited Runs. It's called Juggling Snowman. As for me, I can't juggle to save my life, but I've always dreamed I could. My snowman here is a pro, and is showing off on my card. I colored him with Copics, and popped him onto a beautiful background paper from Decosse's Dynamite Doodles from her Snowfest Paper Kit. The sentiment is also from DDD.

All the challenges at the Path of Positivity are Anything Goes, but we also offer an optional theme. This month we want to know, "How does MUSIC influence your life or inspire your art?"

If you would like a chance to win the prize for the Most Inspirational Creation, Choose a song that inspires positivity in you and share the song (or music genre) and the inspired project with us! We can't wait to feel the upbeat vibes you have to share with us!

If you do follow the optional theme, be sure to add FT after your name so that we include you in the draw for the prize. We also ask that you please leave a comment letting us know how your creation relates to the concept of music and what you learned about yourself along the way, if it isn't clearly written somewhere else in your post. 

In order to be considered eligible for this month's prizes, ALL creations must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some nature. You don't need to follow the optional theme if you simply want to have a chance at the Random Draw prize of a $10 gift certificate from Imagine That Digistamp, one of our sponsors this month. You only need to follow the theme if you want a chance to win this month's sponsored prize of a $10 gift certificate from Limited Runs, provided by the second of our guest sponsors this month.


Challenges I am Entering:
Crafting with Dragonflies - Non-traditional Christmas colors


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Snowing at Ike's World Challenge Blog


Now that the northern hemisphere is shivering with the first chill of the season, it's the perfect time for an optional challenge theme of "Let It Snow" at Ike's World Challenge Blog. I used several images from Ike's Store to create the winter scene on my card: Snow Scene, Inuit Girl and Scared-y Cat. All my papers and snowflakes are from my stash. The pearls are too, and it was an unopened package. Lucky me!
Whether the weather inspires your next card or not, pop on by Ike's World Challenge blog and link it up for your chance to win free digital images from the store!!
Fun fact: Here in the USA, they say that if it snows before Thanksgiving in the States, it will be a white Christmas...

Challenges I am Entering:
Daring Cardmakers - Warm Woolen Mittens (winter clothing)
Fabrika Fantasy - Winter Time
Naughty or Nice - Walking in a Winter Wonderland