Wednesday, October 30, 2013

DigiStamps4Joy Challenge #79 - Sandwich - 3 design papers, 3 layers

Hello Everyone,

DigiStamps4Joy is starting a new Challenge #79 - theme  Sandwich using 3 different design papers and 3 layers to your creation. The fun theme is hosted by our own Design Team Member Charlene. The Challenge runs from Wednesday Oct. 30th until Tuesday November 12th. You are not required to use a Digistamps4Joy image from our store (however you do have to use a digital or stamped image), but if you do it will give you a chance at winning the DT Choice Prize. 

I invite you to go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog for more inspiration by the Design Team and link up your project. Here is my card to inspire and tickle your creativity. I used DigiStamps4Joy image 'Vase of Hearts'.
Supplies Used:
Design Paper: Recollections, K & Company, 3 Bird Collections
Hemp/string with recycled beads, pearl brad
Spellbinders: Nestabilities/Decorative Labels Eight, Radiant Rectangles, Labels Twenty-Five
Cuttlebug tags/diecut
Faber-Castell pencils
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes/Nov. 4th
Twisted Tuesday - Free/Anything Goes/Nov. 11
Party Time Tuesday #144 - Anything Goes
Oozak #24 - Anything Goes/Friendship
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...hugs.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Autumn Delight

Hello Everyone,

It is time to get your creative juices going to join in on the new weekly Challenge with Twist of Faith Card Challenges. The theme this week is Postcard or Card and Envelope or Packet with a twist of adding an encouraging quote, scripture or uplifting words somewhere on the card. And our gracious Sponsor is StampArt Design by Kathryne.
Kathryne was gracious to sponsor the Design Team and I had the pleasure and fun of using StampArt Design Digi - Autumn Delight.  Thank you Kathryne.
Since the theme on our Challenge is Postcard or Card. I went with a card. The sentiment used is also a StampArt Design by Kathryne sentiment bundle I had already bought.  You can't see clear on the picture but I used  blue chalk to make the sky and clouds. I love this precious image. I hope I tickled your creativity to come on in and join the fun in the Challenge this week.
Here is how I decorated my envelope. I actually sealed a regular envelope shut, sliced the shut edge off, used a Martha Stewart handpunch to fancy the edge, stamped the envelope with a couple of my favorite stamps to put a smile of hope and love on my card and then dry embossed with a Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin folder.  The card is going to slide in beautifully as a special gift for a special friend.
I invite you to go by Twist of Faith's Blog for more inspiration by the Design Team. Then get started and share with us your creative take on this weeks theme Postcard or Card/Envelope or Packet. We can't wait to visit you and see. 
Unfortunately, I must share...this will be my last Blog Inspiration Posting for future Challenges at Twist of Faith as a Design Team Member.  It was a great stepping stone in my life journey with a wonderful group of Team Members to work with. Thank you Pauline for letting me be a part of the Team allowing me to grow, enjoy and share my love of God's goodness through my cards on the Twist of Faith Blog. I will forever be grateful.
I am entering this card in the following Challenges:
Crafty Boots - Autumn
Inspire Creationz - Autumn Calling(winner GD in Nov.)
Heck of a Challenge - Autumn Colours/October
Feeling Crafty #21 - Autumn
Seemacrafts - Autumn Colours

Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...hugs.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Love Knows Piggy

Hello Everyone,
Today is New Release Sunday at the Digistamps4Joy Store and do I have some fun and precious images to share.  This one is 'Love Knows Piggy' she is adorable and now that I make my post looking at her I am going to try to do a card with a chorus line of mini 'Love Knows Piggy' that would be so cute and I will share it later but for now. Feast your creativity eyes on these images available in the Store now. I have so many favorites to add to my wishlist.

Note: The artists' name is in brackets. Click on the category link to take you directly to the shop. 
Mini Misteri - I spy Santa (Jen)  (Babies & Toddlers)

Misteri - ahoy (Jen) (Teenz)

Misteri - carwash (Jen) (Teenz)
Misteri - faerie (Jen)  (Fantasy)

Love knows - Kitty (Jen) (Animals)

Love knows - Piggy (Jen) (Animals)

Love knows - Birdie (Jen) (Animals)

Love knows - Teddy (Jen) (Animals)
Misteri - wistful (Jen) (Teenz)
Tis the season (Margy) (Holidays)

Here is a special invite to go by DigiStamps4Joy's Blog and check out what each of my  Design Team mates made on their fabulous and unique cards with the new digis.
Here is  another look at my card with 'Love Knows Piggy'. My Grand Daughter and a couple of my Nieces love pigs so I can't wait to play some more and make them some cards.
Supplies Used:
Spellbinders: Rectangles,
Design Paper: Recollections, DCWV
Sentiment: Recollections(design paper/ cut-out)
Embellishments: Flower/Recollection, Charm, Hemp
Faber-Castell pencils
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder-hearts
I would like to enter this card in the following Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
HIMCR #121 - Use a Critter
Challenges4Everybody -Anything Goes
I hope you my card tickled your creativity and you join us at DigiStamps4Joy 'Embossing' Challenge #78 going on through October 29th. You still have a couple of days.  If not we have another Challenge that starts Wednesday, October 30th.
Until next time the Frugal Grannie is out...Hugs

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Lookie Here...

Hi Everyone...

Today I am sharing one of several new DigiStamps4Joy releases. This precious image is called Mila- Dance Recital and I had so much fun playing with her.  She along with other images shown below are  all in the DigiStamps4Joy Store now. 

Note: The artists' name is in brackets. Click on the category link to take you directly to the shop.
Mila - dance recital (Jen)  (Babies & Toddlers)
Mini Misteri - lemonade stand (Jen) (Babies & Toddlers)
Mini Misteri as Pippi Longstocking (Jen)  (Babies & Toddlers)
Misteri - cheers (Jen)  (Divas by Design)

Misteri - shy (Jen) (Teenz)

Misteri - praise dancer (Jen) (Teenz)

Bottle cap inserts 1 (set) (Margy) (Sets)
I also invite you to go by DigiStamps4Joy Blog for the bi-weekly Challenge going on right now. This is reminder week that the theme is Embossing wet or dry. Check out the inspiration the Design Team is sharing and join in on the fun.
Here is a full picture of the card I did with Mila-Dance Recital. I love the sweetness she sends forth with her expression and stance. She reminded me of the little girls at my church that dance during Praise and Worship. I have a particular friend in mind to give this to.
Supplies Used:
Spellbinders: Ovals, Lacy Ovals, Floral doily Motifs, Rectangle
Recollections: Bling, Glitter, Flower punch medium and large,
Design Papers: Recollection, K & Company
Faber-Castell pencils
Ranger: liquid pearls
Sentiment: Justrite Stamps
I am entering this card in the following Challenges:
I hope you enjoyed seeing  the new digital releases and you decide to go by the DigiStamps4Joy Store and/or Blog to join Challenge #78 Embossing.
Until next time....this Frugal Grannie is out.   Hugs

Twist of Faith - Harvest

Hello Everyone,

It is Tuesday and a start of a new challenge at Twist of Faith Card Challenges. The theme this week is 'Harvest' with a twist of adding an encouraging sentiment, scripture or quote.  Our gracious Sponsor is Digi Darla Designs offering the winner choice of 5 digital images. Thank you Digi Darla.
I have chosen two images to play with from Digi Darla Designs to tickle your creativity. Here is my card to inspire you hoping you will join in on this weeks challenge theme Harvest. I chose 'Lil Indian Harvest' and 'Pumkin/Wheat'.  Please visit Twist of Faith Blog for more Design Team inspirations.
Inside of the card
 Supplies Used:
Digi Images: Digi Darla's - Lil Indian Harvest, Pumpkin Wheat
Sentiments: Happy Harvest by StampArt Designs by Kathryne, Scripture-Word Art by Karen
Spellbinders: Radiant Rectangles
Faber-Castell pencils
Until next time...this Frugal Grannie is out.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Arms Full of Love...

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to share with you today 'Mini Misteri/Arms full of love' as my DigiStamps4Joy inspiration to start the new bi-weekly Challenge #78 with the Theme-Embossing wet or dry. It is time for a new challenge at DS4J and I am hoping I tickle your creativity to join in on the fun. Can you tell?  I love dry embossing.  One of my first crafting tools was a Cuttlebug machine and I love that I can use it to cut, emboss and ink emboss.
This digital image of Mini Misteri with her 'Arms full of Love' was perfect for me to use especially this month of October being Breast Cancer awareness month. I had a particular Cousin in mind who is going through chemotherapy for breast cancer as the doctors work on clearing her body of it so  I had no problem overflowing my card with more hearts of love and inspiration. 
Supplies Used:
Spellbinders: hearts, scalloped hearts, circles & ovals.
Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin embossing folders: Ogee Damask, Cross My Heart, Circular Grid,
Climbing Rose
Inkadinkadoo - Jesus Loves You, Believe in your Dreams
Computer generated sentiments: Faith, Hope, Love
Recollections: bling, paper, butterfly punch
Martha Stewart - glitter pens
Faber-Castell pencils
Liquid pearls
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Craft your Passions #184 - add some Embossing
DigiDarla's #84 - Think Pink
Use Your Stuff #105 - Blink it Up
613 Ave Create #41 - AG w/Opt. Pile it On 
Visit the DS4J Blog and check out the cards the Design Team did for more inspiration.
I hope my card has inspired you to join us at Digistamps4Joy Challenge #78 - Embossing wet or dry.
Until next time...this Frugal Grannie is out.  Hugs



Monday, October 14, 2013

Things with Wings

Hello Everyone,

It is time for Twist of Faith Card Challenge to start a new Theme. The Theme on this weeks Challenge #59 is 'Things with Wings' with a twist of adding an encouraging word or uplifting quote or scripture somewhere on the card.  Our gracious Sponsor is DeeDee's Digi's. And she has been so gracious as to give the Twist of Faith Design Team some of her precious images to play with. Thank you DeeDee.
I am showcasing some of the images in the  'Fluttering By' precolored package by Deedee.  I used the Monarch butterfly and the beautiful turquoise butterfly on the flower. Aren't they gorgeous...this is the first time I went with using precolored images and I am so happy with them.
Supplies Used:
Fluttering By - Deedee's Digi image(precolored)
Spellbinders: Nestabilities Label One, Radiant Rectangles
Memory Box-Blooming Vine
USArtquest Watercolors(on the Corrugated cordboard
Design Paper: Recollections, K & Company
Cuttlebug-  leaf dies
Sentiment: Recollections
Pink Paislee - Twine
I am entering this card onto the following challenges:
Ooh Lala Creations - Things with Wings
Totally Gorjuss #205 - wings and things
I hope I tickled your creativity and you visit the Twist of Faith Blog for more inspiration by the Design Team. Come on in and join this weeks Challenge.

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