Saturday, April 19, 2014

New Release Sunday - DigiStamps4Joy

Hello Everyone,

First I want to send happy tidings and blessings of all that is good on this glorious day which I celebrate as...Resurrection Sunday and is called Easter Sunday.
Today  is New Release Sunday, April 20, 2014 over at DigiStamps4Joy. I am sharing with you one of the new digi's called 'Rosa' designed by JenLee.  Check out the other fun new digi's now available in the Shop...also go by DigiStamps4Joy Blog and check out the great works and inspiration by the DigiStamps4Joy Design Team.

Digi Image - Rosa - Designed by JenLee

Here is the card I was inspired to create. I colored it with a combination of Spectrum Noir, Faber-Castell pencils and gel pens.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Word Art Wednesday#128 - anything goes
Fab 'n' Funky #212 - Flower Power
Ruby's Rainbow #77 - Ladies
4 Krafty Girls #16 - anything goes
As You Like It - Favourite style of Stitching-Mine is Faux easy for me sine I don't sew and love that I can use any color or creative design.
Aud Sentiments #104 - Sentiment to a Friend


I would also like to take this time to invite you to DigiStamps4Joy's current Challenge with the Theme Easter or Spring. The Challenge goes on April 16 - April still have plenty of time so come on and join the fun. Go by the Blog and check it out HERE and see about all the great prizes.

Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be Safe...Big Hugs

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Fun with Easter/Spring - DS4J Challenge #90

Hello Everyone,

It is time to start a new Challenge over at DigiStamps4Joy THEME : Create an Easter (bunnies or Christian) card, or a card reflecting Spring time".  Create a card or paper creation based on ANY digi you want to use.  The Challenge starts Wednesday, April 16 -  Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  Please go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog for further details on the fun prizes.

I chose to play with the Spring Theme and used DigiStamps4Joy Shop Image - Country Boy as my Spring setting. I colored it with Spectrum Noir.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
Crafting From the Heart #14 - Anything Goes/use yellow
The Crazy Challenge #169 - Spring is Here
Oh La La Creations #154 - Spring
Creative Knockouts #32 - Spring is in the Air
Creative Card Crew #59 - Spring
Bearly Mine April Challenge- Spring
A Gem of a Challenge #117 - Spring is in the Air


Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be Safe...Be Encouraged...Hugs

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Digital Image - Easter Crucifix - Designed by Beccy Muir/ Beccy's Place

Hello Everyone,
I am here today sharing this beautiful Faberge egg called 'Easter Crucifix' designed by Beccy Muir available in her shop called Beccy's Place.  This package comes with a black lined image to be colored and a coloured image which is the one I used for my project. It has all my favorite colors, turquoises, red, yellow golds and touches of white and gold pearls. I gave my card design a 3D look by adding Ranger Liquid pearls.
I have a splendor of solid color Design Papers...I just wish I could tell you which one this yellow is by. It has a sheen side and a brighter flat color on the other side and it gave my design an elegant look as it really showcased the dry embossing folders used to showoff the beautiful Easter Crucifix image.

                                                                   Inside of Card

  I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
Beccy's Place - April - Using a Beccy's Image/Easter Crucifix
Challenge 4 Everybody #40 - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #79 - Easter
Word Art Wednesday #126 - Anything Goes
Aurora Wings #1 -Anything Goes
Craftitude #62 - Anything Goes


Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be Safe...Big Hugs

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pearls and Lace

Digital Image-Bedazzled Bride   Created by Margy-DigiStamps4Joy Shop

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to share with you a card I created as a Guest Designer Team Member - Sponsorship for DigiStamps4Joy ShopDigiStamps4Joy is Sponsoring a Challenge over at Glitter n Sparkle with the funTheme use 'Pearls and Lace' on your project.  DigiStamps4Joy will be offering one of the prizes.  Please go by Glitter n Sparkle and check out the details and join in their fun challenge.
Supplies Used in making my card:
Digital Image - Bedazzled Bride/DigiStamps4Joy
Spectrum Noir
Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin - Embossing Folder-Climbing Rose
Handmade Recycled Paper Roses - Instructions  colory with USArtquest Mica watercolors
Pearls - Recollection ,  Lace - Stash, Ranger Liquid Pearls
Stickles - Picket Fence
Memory Box - Lovely Lei
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fancy Framed Tags Two
Sentiment - WordArt by Karen

I chosen and love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Stampavie and More #208 - For a Girl
Word Art Wednesday #126 - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz #15 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Wedding Shower
bastel-traum Challenge- Flowers, Pearls, Lace
Card and Scrap #73 - Wedding

I also give you a special invitation to come by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog and join in our current Challenge - Theme/Add Wings.  The challenge goes on April 2 - Tuesday,April 15, 2014. I can't wait to visit your creations....come on and join the fun and check out the prizes.

Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be safe...Hugs

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Digital Image/Chick Time - Created by Margy - DigiStamps4Joy Shop

Hello Everyone,

DigiStamps4Joy Blog is starting  a new Challenge #89 - Theme/Wings.  Add wings to your project. The Challenge begins Wednesday, April 2 - Tuesday, April 15, 2014
I chose to use 'Chick Time' a DigiStamps4Joy March new Release  created by Margy.  And one of the BottleCap1 inserts sentiments.
BottleCap1 Inserts/DigiStamps4Joy
Chick Time/DigiStamps4Joy-
I colored the image with a mixture of color pencils by Faber-Castell, Derwent & Prismacolor.  I used a new doily die I have added to my collection by Top Dog. I used black cardstock to give it a sophisticated look. Memory Box fence, Spellbinders Shapebilities. My flowers are rolled black paper roses with pearls in centers.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Creative Card Crew - #58 Animals
Open-Minded #7 - Animal Antics
Challenges 4 Everybody #39 - Anything Goes


Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be Safe...Big Hugs

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Vintage Fun

Hello Everyone,

Digi Image/Vintage Couture(dress) - Created by Margy - DigiStamps4Joy
It is that time...Digistamps4Joy is starting a new 2 week Challenge #88 - Theme 'Vintage. It will begin Wednesday, March 19 - April 1, 2014.
Of course you can use any digital image so long as it is family friendly.  IF YOU USE A DIGISTAMPS4JOY IMAGE, YOU COULD WIN THE BIG PRIZE OF $10 IN STORE CREDIT. Otherwise the top randomly drawn winner will win TWO images of your choice from the store, and 2 runners up 1 image each.
I hope you join in on the fun...I can't wait to see your Vintage creations. For more inspiration you can check out what the DigiStamps4Joy Design Team did over at the Challenge Blog.
I decided to go with making a tag.

Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be safe...Hugs

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Plant smiles...Grow laughs

Hello Everyone,

Happy Saturday... I am sharing a card I colored and halfway finished a couple weeks ago because I am having crafting withdrawals I had to finish it up by just adding the sentiment by JustRite Stamps . It is one of those times things are a little out of whack at home and keeping me away from my craft room and sick with allergies. So I am posting a sweet card with another cute Tiddly Inks image called 'Loving Pixie TI' merged with 'Emma's heart'(flowers x2) I did one smaller and then large to look like it was in the background.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday#123- Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter- Away with the Fairies
Crafting By Design- Things with Wings
Crafty Little Fairies - Things with Wings
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be safe...Hugs

Friday, March 14, 2014


Hello Everyone,
Sharing my fun with Tiddly Inks - Bloom Beautifully-Emma. I designed this card with the idea of greens in springtime and St Patricks Day. Playing with green especially because I seem to take special notice this year on how quickly my grass went from patches of brown to beautiful green.  I have always loved how green and pink look together and even do some of my Christmas cards with these colors so this was the color combination color I wanted to use on this particular card.  What is so funny is how I came about to distress the paper. I accidently tore while cutting with a dull cutter so I decided to have fun distressing the paper with a pink ink.  I layed a layer of  Cuttlebug embossed pink design paper underneath. I also powder embossed the sentiment with Bronze Zing to give it a prettier pop instead of always using black. The beautiful color green buttons are from my wonderful button stash.  Emma was colored with Spectrum Noir.  I have also been doing something different with some of my shaped dies as shadow backgrounds. I have been cutting them in half and placing them strategically behind to where it compliments the top layer.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
HobbyBook Designers - Make it Girly
Crafty Sentiments - Lots of Green
Digi Choosday - All About the Girl
Tiddly Inks #128 - Green
Inky Impressions #150 - Go Green
Rhedd & Rosie's #28 - Aged/Distressed
Crafty Girls #13 - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #102- Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Wearing of the Green
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be Safe...Hugs

Monday, March 10, 2014

Time to Celebrate

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to take special time to celebrate with Melissa and the Meljen's Design Challenge Blog. It is the Blog's 200th Challenge Anniversary and I appreciate all the fun and participation I have had as Meljen's Designs images tickle my creativity. They are having a fun Blog Hop giving away free Meljen Digi's.

 Here is an image ' I chose to use 'Patriotic Bear' for my card Design. He looks like he is celebrating with me too.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Meljen's Designs - Celebrate
Glitter n' Sparkle #75 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

I also want to take this time to invite you to DigiStamps4Joy current Challenge #87 - Add a Birthday sentiment. It will be going on March 5th  - March 18th.   I hope you come by and join in the fun.
I will look forward to seeing all your fun creative projects.

Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be Safe...Hugs

Sunday, March 9, 2014

A Stroll down Spring Enchantment


Happy Sunday,

Here today sharing a card with thoughts of a sweet stroll down a spring field of daisies. I used the precious and delightful 'Spring Enchantment' by The Paper Shelter. Isn't she a sweetie. I am here in Texas and we have only been having few peeks of the sun the past couple of weeks. Just when I was enjoying the tiny green buds blossoming from my big tree a freeze came in and killed some of the I decided to have some imaginary fun and let 'Spring Enchantment' take me down a spring stroll.  I love daisies, sunflowers and roses....well I love all flowers.

My Creativity is an outsource of the peace and joy God puts into my heart as I pray to him on things that concern issues, children safety, family health and trials. It used to be so hard to realize that such a big God personally cares for something I may think is small like a hurt stubbed toe compared to a hurting and confused physically abused loved one.  I have come to find through the bumps in the road big and small God and he is there in the midst waiting for us to acknowledge his goodness and mercies in your life's journey. He does not force himself upon us yet he gave his only Son to die on the cross for our sins. How could I say "No to him not now I'm busy trying to fix the mess I made"....yet I did, and do and still yet learn more each time.  It took me...what am I say...I am still learning to give him some of life's crazy situations.  Any my Dad used to say...making cards, the beauty of creativity and the goodness of God oozes from my soul and wants to be put on paper.
Supplies used on making my card is:
Martha Stewart Design Paper, Spectrum Noir, Spellbinders/Bird Sanctuary/Stately Circle, JoAnna Sheen/Spring Bloom, Flowers/Rubber Buggy, Sentiment/Inkadinkado, Embossing Folder/Simple Flowers.

I would like to submit my card to the following Challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Hobbybook Designs Challenge - Make it Girly
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes(3/25)
Crafts and Me #146 - March/Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - March/Anything Goes/Patterned Paper
Emergency Crafters - Flowers/March
Just For Fun - Anything Goes/March
Ladybug Crafts - Spring is Here/March
Natalie and Amy #18 - Flowers/March
Crafting for all Seasons#72 - Spring into Spring


Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be Safe...Hugs

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Fluttering By to Say Hi...Happy St. Patricks Day

Hello Everyone,

I am here today sharing my fun play with Green coloring for St. Patrick's Day. It's my round about way of saying 'Happy Day' on St. Patrick's day to a sweet friend using 'Fluttering By to Say Hi/Emma' image by Tiddly Inks.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks #128 - Green
The Paper Shelter #148- Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - DT Call
The Crafting Café - Clean and Simple
Craft for the Craic - March - Something Green
Craftitude #60 - Anything Goes or Add a little Green
Cut it Up #40 - Green for St. Patricks
Blue Moon Crafting Station #9 - Green/St. Patty's Day
JellyPark - Things with Wings
Crafty Boots - Green

Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be Safe...Hugs,

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Freebie Friday at DigiStamps4Joy
Hello Everyone,

It is Freebie Friday over at DigiStamps4Joy. The image  above 'Lake Malawi' created by Margy will be available in the store for 3 head on over there and put it in your cart and follow through the buying process and it is yours FREE. If you don't have an account in the store it is as easy as registering.

Here is what I did with 'Lake Malawi'. I went ahead and merged in another DigiStamps4Joy image which is also created by Margy called 'Fishing Tackle' which is available in the Store for $1.50 (US). It is courteous and proper to only merge together digital images created by the same person. I wanted to make this card for my adult Son who loves to fish and I knew he would love this with a personal touch of his fishing tackle. (He loved it and even said "Awww". )
I hope you also go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog and check out the awesome works the other Design Team Members did.  Also since it is a Freebie you can use it to join in our current Challenge Theme- Birthday Sentiment. It is march 4 - March 18th.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Divas by Design - Lets hear it for the boys
The NutCrafters - Boys,Boys,boys
The Sisterhood of Crafters - One for the Boys
The Male Room - Blue,Green,Brown
Until next time...this Frugal Grannie is out..Be Safe...Hugs

Girly Prettiness

Precolored Digital Image - The Music Practice/The Paper Shelter

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to share this image 'The Music Practice' that I fell in love with and had to purchase from The Paper Shelter.  I happen to see and find it as I was visiting Blog Challenges and some of the pretty cards that were submitted. This particular image brought sweet memories of when I used to play my flute from Elementary to High School.  
I don't normally use the pre-colored image but just could not resist the beauty and what I have found with The Paper Shelter they give you a package deal with several digi files to play with: colored image, colored design background by itself and with the colored awesome is that. So I printed the background by itself and then another with the colored digital image and design paper to give it dimension.
I just love these pastel pinks and blues that The Paper Shelter used to design this image. As my Wishlist grows I look forward to building my inventory of their sweet, fun and whimsical images. What is going to be so much fun is that I also want to personally color this image for my precious Niece who also plays the flute. I can't wait to personalize it for her.
The Supplies I used to design my card are:
Spellbinders Shapebilities-Bird Sanctuary, Fancy Framed Tags Two
die-namites/Swirly Butterfly, Memory Box/Blooming Vine,
Marianne Design/Heart Doily/CR1251
 Peachy Cheap/Flower Cabachons, Recollections/Pearls, Pink & White Paper
Sentiment/ StampArt Designs by Katheryne
Embossing Folder Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin-Pirouette 
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  - Anything Goes
PapertakeWeekly - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart#8 - Use Dies or Punches
Eureka Stamps #79 - Anything Goes
I hope you enjoyed my card...and my new found love of  fun and precious Digital Image packages over at The Paper Shelter. Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...Be Safe...Hugs