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Friday, August 1, 2014

August - Freebie Friday

Digital Image-'Flower Pots'- Designed by Riette-Digistamps4Joy
Hello Everyone,

I am doubly excited to share with you today August 1, 2014 for DigiStamps4Joy the Freebie Friday Digital Image. And this Freebie Friday image called 'Flower Pots' was Designed by Riette Gasser a new Digital Artist being added to the DS4J shop. You are going to love the new added fun images we are going to get to play with. And to get the new fun 'Flower Pots' image FREE you have Friday, August 1through Sunday, August.3rd 2014 so hop on over and put it in your basket, process yourself out and it will be yours. If you don't have an account no worries just create one and join in the club of fun digistamps. There is no obligation to purchase anything.



Here is my designed card ... and it did not need it but I love that you can play with your digital images and that is what I did. I was actually crunched for time since I have my two Grandchildren over for July and  my craftroom is temporarily my Grand Daughter's room so decided I would type Live, Laugh, Love and merged them into the image as you will see in my card below.
I invite you to go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog and see all the creations we all did differently with the same image.  Isn't it amazing the creativity that we all have and outsource differently.  I also hope you take advantage of this Freebie and join the current  DS4J Challenge-THEME: Black & White. You have until Tuesday, August 5th to join in on the fun and since you use a DS4J image you get put in the bucket in a chance to win $10.00 of DigiStamps4Joy images in the Store.

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Hugs


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Challenge #97 - DigiStamps4Joy



Hello Everyone,


It is time to start a new 2-week Challenge #97 over at DigiStamps4Joy.  The THEME: Black and White. Create a card with black and white...you can use gray. The Challenge period is Wednesday, July 23, 2014 to Tuesday, August 5th. If you use a DigiStamps4Joy image you can win $10 to spend in the DigiStamps4Joy Store.  If you use one from the 'other' guys the top randomly drawn winner will win TWO images of your choice from the store, and 2 runners up 1 image each. Come on and join the fun.


Here is the Digistamps4Joy image called 'Music Sheet' I used to create my card to tickle your creativity.

And here is the card I designed. I invite you to go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog and check out all the beautiful creations the Design Team came up with. They are stunning and will get you motivated to join in and make that black and white card for someone special.
The supplies I used are the Spellbinders Grand Rectangle, Nestabilities Decorative Labels twenty-Eight. My lattice paper easel die is from JoyCrafts! The dry embossing was done with Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug Folder. I fuzzy cut out my image 'Music Sheet' by hand. Embellishing using my pearls and ribbon from my stash. The charm is from a lot I bought from Hobby Lobby during one of their 50% off Jewelry Charms.

I would like to enter this Card into the following CHallenges.
Cuttlebug Mania #51 - How Charming-Add a Charm
Eureka Stamps #99 - Monochrome
That Craft Place/July20 - Anything Goes
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Hugs

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Fun with 'My Little Dimples'

Hello Everyone,

Isn't she just adorable. Let me introduce one of Sherri Baldy's/My Besties pre-colored digital image 'My Little Dimples' this is one image that comes in the 3D Deco 'My Little Dimples' series she has.  If you visited my previous post this is part of the Digital 3D kit I got. Here is my previous post if you want to visit and see how I finished up the 3D Deco image that comes with the kit on this precious image.  I have attached the 3D Deco kit page so you can see what all you get with the kit. And right now Sherri Baldy has a 50% off with the CODE:YOURSPECIAL50. I hope you go visit her Etsy Shop I have been taking advantage of knocking some of my favorites off my list even some of these 3D Deco kits.
I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you all the fun I have been having with this particular 3D kit and all the pieces it comes with. I do have to share I am one of those that feels guilty if I don't color my own image but this has helped me get over it.   Here is what I did with this part of the 3D deco sheets. I fuzzy cut one with My Little Dimples on it and the other the decorated page with the roses on the edge. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Through the Craftroom Door/July22-29th - Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday#45 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls
Bearly-Mine Challenges/ July - Let's Go Digital
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge/July - Use a Digi Stamp
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out.  Be Blessed. Be safe. Hugs



Sunday, July 20, 2014

3D Extravaganza


Sharing my new found crafting fun and love for 3D Decoupage images by Sherri Baldy with her delightful My Besties.  This particular 3D image is one of Sherri Baldy's My Little Dimples series. I just love them.  This particular My Little Dimples image comes in a 3D Decoupage kit that comes with a pre-colored image with several pieces that you fuzzy cut and layer. Check out her Etsy shop for more details HERE. I would not have found them if I had not met some new Craft friends Annette and Angela on a new My Besties Challenge Blog called 'Meet at the Scrappers Corner' where they have a monthly Challenge with any paper creation including a My Bestie image following their theme. It is amazing all the new friends you can make clear across the world in Cyber world. Not to mention all the fun new craft fun and ideas people share.

I went ahead and chose to showcase this sweet image on a tag to enter  My Besties 3D Deco Blog Challenge they have going on right now with the THEME: Tag You're It!
I found it quite therapeutic cutting the pieces. When I first found out about them before looking at Sherri Baldy's Etsy site I thought I was going to have to color them too...which really would have taken longer. I have worked and done some 3D Paper Piecing projects and thought they were the same but they are quite different. SO with all that said here is a final look at my tag I designed with so much fun and love.

I would like to enter my tag into the following Challenges.
My Besties 3D Deco #12 - Tag You're It!
My Besties Friendship #3 - Anything with a My Besties
Word Art Wednesday#141 - Anything Goes
That Craft Place Ltd - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #44 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #43 - Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door (July 15 - 21)- Anything Goes
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe.  Hugs







Saturday, July 19, 2014

My Money Tree


Hello Everybody,

It is New Release Sunday at the DigiStamps4Joy Shop. Here is a fun digital image to play with called 'My Money Tree'.  Don't we all wish we had one. This is just one of several being put in the Shop today.  I invite you to go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog and check out the creations the Design Team did with them and go by the Store and put them in your shopping basket.

I merged DigiStamps4Joy Digital Image 'Misteri Gardenerr' with the new 'My Money Tree' image. I thought she was perfect to water the Money Tree.  It made me think of when I worked in the office when we would setup a money tree for someones Birthday or Retirement Celebration.   
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Hugs

Friday, July 18, 2014

Clean and Simple



Hello Everyone,


I am having fun with Clean and Simple. I am one of those in this crafting mission that has to keep the definition in my site when working this project. I know...it sounds silly but I do. I wanted to create a quick but beautiful card using this wonderfully pre-colored image called Shabby Chic Birdhouse by Beccy's Place. She has some of the most sweet images that tickle my creativity and tug at my heart bringing sweet memories of growing up. This is just one sweet one. It comes with the precolored and a black and white image so you can color to your liking. The sentiment is also from Beccy's Place.

I am going to share with you the definition of Clean and Simple I picked up from CAS on Sunday's to keep on hand.
                                               CAS = "Clean & Simple"

One main image

                                                                    Lots of open space

Limited layers and embellishments

Quick & easy to create


And keep it simple.

So with all that...here is my clean and simple card which I love very much.  Beauty in the simple things...

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Beccy's Place/July - Papercraft with Beccy's Place Image
Word Art Wednesday #141  - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #66 - Anything Goes

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Hugs

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Happy Birthday Fun


Digital Images: Happy Birthday & Freckled-Faced Ballerina in the DigiStamp4Joy Shop
Hello Everyone,

I am here today happy to share with DigiStampsfor4Joy their Sponsorship of a Challenge at Through the Purple Haze.  We encourage you to go to Through the Purple Haze Challenge Blog and join their Challenge THEME: Anything Goes + Happy Birthday beginning Wednesday, July 16th. They will be having all sorts of prizes including a door prize from DigiStamps4Joy. So hop on over their and check out all their details.

Here is a card to tickle your creativity. I am using two DigiStamps4Joy Images I merged together. They are Freckled-Faced Ballerina and Happy Birthday. I think they look great together. I also attached the links to the images in the Digistamps4Joy Store if you want to go ahead and get them.   

I would also like to take this opportunity to invite you to DigiStamps4Joy Challenge Blog going on through Tuesday, July 22nd with the THEME:For the Boys. Stop on by and join the fun.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges.
ABC Challenge - P is for Pearls
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes/July
Bearly-Mine Challenges - Let's go digital
Imagination Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes/July
The Sisters of Craft/July - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #44- Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday#80 - Pearls are sooo heavy + Lots of Layers
Emerald Faires #57 /July- Hip Hip Hooray Happy Birthday
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Hugs
Flowers just for You...



Sunday, July 13, 2014

Digistamps4Joy New Release Sunday

Digital Image/Arch Dancer Created by JenLee_DigiStamps4Joy Shop

Hello everyone,
I am happy to be a part of sharing with you a sneak peak of DigiStamps4Joy Store new Digital Release this Sunday.  There are several New Digi's that are being added to the Store today. I invite you to go by Digistamps4Joy Blog for a look at what the DS4J Design Team created with some of these. We each got to pick one so you will be delighted and want to add them to your wishlist.


Here is what I did with Arch Dancer as I dressed her in pretty purples and lime-green . I thought I would try something different to showcase her by using a Spellbinders Scallop die to edge one side of the card. I hope I tickled your creativity and urged you to go by the DS4J Blog and check out the other designs as well as all the other newly added images.

I would also like to personally invite you to join DigiStamps4Joy current challenge with the THEME:For the Boys. You have until Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Come and join the fun.

Here is a side view of my whole card. I also decorated the inside but did not take a picture.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Scrapbook Stamp Society #45 - Anything Goes + Options Pearls & Bling
Crafting at the Weekend #3(July) - Anything Goes
Digi Galore - Anything Goes
4Krafty Girls #22 - Anything Goes
Just For Fun #1 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz #15 - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft July Anything Goes Challenge
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Hugs


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fun with My Besties

Hello Everyone,

Here today sharing the fun with My Besties Big Eye Big Head Dolls image176 by Sherri Baldy. There are so many that are my favorite. This precious Big Eyes Big Head Doll image reminded me of my Sister with her new pup.  Only thing is I need to make another one for her with a white pup. I was thinking of me and my pup while coloring as I daydreamed we were going out to tea so I drew dream bubble circles and filled them with bling. Ialso finally got a hold of some Vellum and have been having so much fun with it. I used it to make my Doily by Marianne Design and mix in vellum petals into my Spellbinders Rose Creations flowers. I love how embossing the Vellum flower petals with my Dots Cuttlebug folder gave the flowers a pop.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.
Scrapbook Stamp Society #45 - Anything Goes + Option Bling &/or Pearls
My Besties Friendships - Use Motif of My Besties
The Besties #12 - Flowers Galore
Meet at the Scrappers Corner/July - Anything Goes+Sherri Baldy Image
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #97 - Sunny Yellow with Ribbon
Crafty Catz #229 - Flowers
Fussy and Fancy #118 - It's all about the Girls
Sister Act #65 - Anything Goes
Art Impressions #139 - Use Doily
Moving Along with the Times - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Crafting by Design July 9th - Use Dies
Divas by Designs - Things with Wings
The Cutie Pie Challenge #73 - Use a cute image
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out.  Be Blessed.  Be Safe. Hugs







One Layer Wonder

Hello Everyone,

I am here today sharing my first ever done one layer card. It is hard for me to keep my hands and eyes focused on clean and simple but yeah...today this sweet created image by Melissa owner of Meljen's Designs called 'Hot Air Balloon' kept calling me out to show its intricate fun lines and swirls.

I got this "Hot Air Balloon" image from Meljen's Designs Freebie Friday. I also wanted to take advantage of their Challenge with the Theme Bright Summer Colors and this Photo below to color my fun freebie "Hot Air Balloon" image.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges.
Meljins Designs #218 - Summer Brights Colors
Milk Coffee Challenge- White on White with colored image
CAS on Sunday #37- One Layer Wonder 
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - White on White with colored image
Freshed Brewed Coffee/July - #1 In the Sky
Cas-ual Fridays #133 - Use heart with Summer colors
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be Safe. Hugs

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

For The Boys


Hello Everyone,

It is time for DigiStamps4Joy Challenge Blog to start a new two week Challenge#96 with the THEME: For The Boys making any papercraft for the male species. If you use a DigiStamps4Joy image you can win $10 to spend in the DigiStamps4Joy Store.  If you use one from the 'other' guys the top randomly drawn winner will win TWO images of your choice from the store, and 2 runners up 1 image each. Come on and join the fun...the challenge starts Wednesday July 9th through Tuesday, July 22, 2014. I look forward to visiting all your fun and beautiful creations.

Here is my inspiration for you using Digistamps4Joy Digital image called 'Sailboat'.  I invite you to go by the DS4J Blog and check out the Design Teams creations. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
The Paper Makeup -Digi Make Over #148 - Anything Goes+August GDcall 
Sweet Pea Stampers - For the Boys
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed...Be Safe. Hugs



Love Him as Yourself

Hello Everybody,

I am here today sharing a scripture a Friend shared and I decided to make a card with it. This Scripture tugged at my heart strings as my heart has been heavy with all the publicity building division on the topic of  illegal aliens coming into our Country of USA. We are a blessed country to have freedom of speech and speak what is on our mind but it is sad when...a lot of this starts planting seeds of  hate, anger, greed and selfishness into the hearts of men. My prayer is Christians who have witnessed the loving-kindness, grace and mercies God has given and shown us lean more on God in faith and prayer, shine as lights and examples for the people in our land who are searching for security in our Government instead of God.
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Card Details:
I hand typed this scripture Leviticus 19:34 on Word and merged with this Puzzle template jpeg file. Which you can copy and use.
I then used a Spellbinder Nestabilitie to cut my desired shape with the scripture.  Then distressed with three inks and put clear embossing powder to give it a gloss shine. I used the lovely Spellbinders Embossing Folder which is a double sided Designed folder. I inked the side with lovely crosses dry embossing a sheet of BoBunny Design Paper giving it a distressed look.  I also added more distressed ink touches and put clear embossed powder for a shabby shine.  Here is the final design layout of my card.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Word Art Wednesday#139 - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe Challenge/June - Layers
Imagination Crafts/July - Anything Goes
4Krafty Girls #21 - Anything Goes
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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed. Be safe. Hugs

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hope...Love and yes Pearls and Lace

Digital Image: Sher and Cookie by Sherri Baldy/My Besties 
Hello Everyone,

Sharing one of my fun designed cards using lace, pearls, liquid pearls and even some bling and let us not skip that I even added fun bows made of pretty golden ribbon. The precious image is by Sheri Baldy called My Besties.  This particular image is called 'Sher and Cookie'.  All of them tickle my creativity tt is so hard not to want all of them.
I know I don't share the inside of my cards very often but I do decorate them too. So here is the inside of this card. I stamped the sentiment before I used the embossing folder.
And just in case you would like to see the whole outside front and back here is a picture of it.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges.
My Besties #14 - Pearls and Lace
Scrapbook Stamp Society #45 - Anything Goes + Option Pearls & Bling
Totally Gorjuss #45- Bling
The Cutie Pie #73 - Use a Cute Digi
Sister Act #63 - Anything Goes- Card
Pile it On #27 - Add some Flowers
Brown Sugar #101 - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons #96 - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Divas by Design - Ribbons and Flowers

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Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out. Be Blessed...Be Safe. Hugs,