Friday, January 31, 2014

Introducing Chirp

Digital Image-Chirp/Bird-Created by JanLee-DigiStamps4Joy

Hello Everyone

I am here today sharing my clean and simple card made with 'Chirp' a digital image of a precious bird created by JanLee one of the Digi-Designers for DigiStamps4Joy.  The minute I saw him I had to get him...and I was determined to design my first card with him a beautiful clean and simple card because he is a precious designed little feathered creature. Chirp brought so many scriptures to mind when I saw him and I knew I was going to have fun coloring him, changing him different sizes for whatever card design I wanted to create.

I had so much fun creating this card with my favorite color of turquoise as I showcased 'Chirp'. You can get 'Chirp' in the DigiStamps4Joy Store and he is only $1.50 USA.
Chirp is colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol pens.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges where I am also a follower:
Cut it Up! #37-Through the Woods( Memory Box Tree)
Keep it Simple! #32 - Square (my card is 5x5)
Word Art Wednesday#117 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts Challenges  #204-Clean and Simple
Dream it UP!- CAS(Jan.30)
Paper Crafting Journey - Emboss That!(Embossing Folder & Sentiment Embossed)


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


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Follow Your Dreams

Ballet Shoes - Created by Margy - DigiStamps4Joy
Hello Everyone,

Sharing this special digi 'Ballet Shoes' created by Margy available at the DigiStamps4Joy Shop.

I had to get this digi...something about these ballet shoes tugged at my heart on how I wanted to design different cards using it for encouragement, uplifting and use a scripture with them.  I don't ballet dance but it reminded me of the sweet ladies at church who wear these type shoes to praise dance.

Supplies used are:
 Anna Griffin Swirl die
Spellbinders - Nestabilities Round Scallop
Design paper: Recollections, K & Company
Embellishments: Recollections, Ribbon from my Stash, Charm
Spectrum Noir pens

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
LEJ Designs #85/January - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girls #10 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #179 - Anything Goes
Creative KnockOuts #22 - TicTacToe- Metal(charm)/Pearls/Ribbon
The Crafters Café #48 - Use Ribbon
Inky Impressions #144 - Monochromatic

I would also like to invite you to join on DigiStamps4Joy Challenge #84 Real Ribbon. You still have time to enter the challenge goes on through Tuesday, February 4th. I hope you join in on the fun.
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out....Hugs

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Steampunk Fun...And Then Some

Hi Everyone,
Digital Image-Heart geared for you-Created by Margy-DigiStamps4Joy
Today is New Release Sunday at DigiStamps4Joy and Margy the Owner who is also one of the Digital Image Designers has created some Steampunk fun for us. Take a look at these two fun Steampunk style images. Heart geared for you and Steampunk Gerry.

Here is another new image called 'Mini Mermaid Hug' and isn't she a cutie. I invite you to go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog and check out all the other new images and inspiration using them by the Design Team.

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

Let's Light the Candle

Hello Everyone,
Yes you are looking at a current post and it is a Christmas Card.  I/you have been offered a great incentive to get a head start on our Christmas cards not to mention taking some of the last minute rush off.  DigiStamps4Joy is having a Monthly Christmas Challenge where they offer a free DS4J Christmas image each month.  You can find more information here.  Please go by the blog for further details and check it out.  Let's light the candle and join me in the fun. I am going to take advantage of this and work on designing Clean and Simple Christmas cards I can mail with regular postage. Below is the digital image that is offered in January.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
DigiStamps4Joy - January Christmas Challenge
Christmas Cards All Year Round-334 Days until Christmas
Crafty Girls Challenge#10 - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes as Long as its Christmas
Dream it Up! #3-CAS/Losing the weight 
I also invite you to come by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog to join in on our current challenge#84  with the theme Add Real Ribbon. The challenge begins January 22 - February 4, 2014.
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out....Hugs

Personal Share...from The Heart

Hello Everyone,
It is early Saturday in Texas and I am wanting to share what is on my heart today.  As I use and share this particular digital image on a card I designed. The  Artist JenLee makes the image available through DigiStamps4Joy. I fell in love with it...and the thought of the sweet angel girl not giving face...tugged at my heart on how I was feeling at the time I ordered it.  As I was battling with condemnation thoughts at the time...hiding my inner face looking away sadly as I let my heart be overcome by what the world---bullies, taunts and rejects and put a wall up. I wound up patting down covering the truths I have come to know.  I allowed myself to slowly cover myself with a shadow... and fog the goodness of God...all of his great wonderment and power opening new avenues of opportunities, graces and mercies to blessing my family. Pushing  back my memories of triumphs that I have overcome by trusting God and learning... what the devil attempts for bad God will turn to good IF I allow. 
God has so many times and continues to increase my faith as I trust Him through life situations, . I am not perfect by far and was one that was not caught in my sinful ways outwardly..but have learned...seen first hand...that God is merciful and His Grace is astounding and graciously poured into my life with his loving-kindness. It took me years...after living in ignorance to find the true meaning and value of God's grace through his holy word, holy spirit, teachings and fellowship.  My prayer is you come to see how he has poured his grace upon your life so that you will long to keep him along side as your best friend and Heavenly Father.  He longs to enrich your life and bring you to your full potential with His loving-kindness and unconditional love.
Grace---favor or kindness shown without regard to the worth or merit of the one who receives it and in spite of what that person deserves. Grace is one of the key attributes of God.  The Lord God is "merciful and gracious, long suffering and abounding in goodness and truth"(Ex. 3:6)  Therefore grace is almost always associated with mercy, love, compassion, and patience. (definition taken from Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Dictionary)
  I am so blessed to be able to look back at my life and see how 'He was there All along'...walking with me...carrying me...consoling me...encouraging me...going before me always longing to enrich my life with his Heavenly Father unconditional love.  
 My church just started a Ladies Bible Study called 'Girls with Swords--How to carry your cross like a Hero' a book written by Lisa Bevere. It most definitely caught my attention since I love Hero stories and movies.  This study and book is becoming a true blessing of growth in my spiritual walk towards the Lord Jesus Christ. I wanted to share this exert  written by Lisa Bevere taken from the studybook/fencing manual that has awaken a fire within me.
"As I found my quickening, light burst upon my shadow and I looked into the Word of God with new eyes. I was not queen--let alone king--but in that season my King's Word became my standard.  The Word of God is not black and red ink on fragile tissue pages; it is fire and steel for our souls!"
Digital Image - Mini Mister-Little Angel - Created by JanLee
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz#215 - Monochrome
Sweet Pea Stampers-Flower Power
Digi Galore - Monochrome
I would also like to invite you to DigiStamps4Joy Challenge#84 - Using Real Ribbon... starting January 22 - February 4, 2014.  I hope you join in the fun...I look forward to visiting you and your beautiful projects. on image below to check out the Design Teams' inspiration.
Be blessed until next time...this Frugal Grannie is out...Hugs

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fish my way to Fun

Hello Everyone,

Taking time today to share with you a cute and fun digital image from Meljen's Designs called 'Little Fish'. I find him so adorable...he looks like he so happy swimming around showing off its cuteness and I decided to use it as sending happy Birthday wishes. I love joining in Meljen's Challenges every opportunity I can so I took time to be sure to make it on time to join this weeks challenge theme 'Not Just Black & White) use 'black/white and one color'.  So here is my card I enjoyed making using Spectrum Noir to color with touches of a white pen.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges where I am also a follower of the Blog.
Meljen's Designs #194 - Not Just Black and White
The Crafting Café - Anything Goes
Seemacrafts - Anything Goes
Imagination Crafts #7 - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry #42 - Any Digi Goes


I would also like to send a special invitation for you to come by and join the current Challenge #84 - Use Real Ribbon at DigiStamps4Joy going on January 22 - February 4th.  I am also honored and happy to be a Design Team Member. Come on by and join the fun...I look forward to visiting you.

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

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Use Real Ribbon -DigiStamps4Joy -Challenge#84

Hello Everyone,
Digital Image - Vase of Hearts designed by Margy - DigiStamps4Joy

I am so happy today to share with you the Theme for this 2-week period for DigiStamps4Joy
Challenge #84 - Use Real Ribbon. I used white sheer ribbon with a layer of white tule and some lace ribbon in the background to showcase my digital image called 'Vase of Hearts' designed by Margy also the owner of DigiStamps4Joy.  I must mention I did use the png.file of this Vase of Hearts digital image and triple layered it.
I hope I have inspired you to join in on this fun Challenge of using Real Ribbon on your card/project. It is not necessary to use a DigiStamps4Joy image to be a Random Drawn Winner...but we also have a Design Team Choice Winner who must use a DigiStamps4Joy image to be available to win $10.00 worth of digistamps from the Store. I look forward to visiting you and your jump on in the fun.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges where I am also a follower of each.
Cuttlebug Mania-All You Need Is Love(Spellbinders-Nestabilities,Scallop Heart,Labels One, Fleur De Lis Rectangles)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #19 - Make it Feminine
The Pink Elephant - TPE234 - (Pink, Red and (my choice White)
Crafting From the Heart #5 - Anything Goes/Fancy Folds
Simply Create Too Challenge #53 - Valentines Day or Use or Use Hearts( I chose to do both)
Victorine Originals Challenge #76- Valentines/Love
Hobby Cutz Challenge #32- Lots of Layers
Here is a special invitation to go by DigiStamps4Joy Blog and check out the inspiration by the other Design Team members on using Real Ribbon for this 2-week periods challenge going on January 22 - February 4th.  I can't wait to visit you and your beautiful projects.

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

Monday, January 20, 2014

Something New

Hello Everybody, 

Sharing Something New from my Heart...see further down below.
Sharing a card I made using a rubberstamp I won a few months back from Inspired Stamps on a blog hop they were having. This is actually a Merry Christmas boy holding a bauble ornament. I decided to have him look like he was holding a flower or a cupcake. I find him so adorable. I am giving him/this sweet card to a little girl at church. And here is the inside. I hope you go by and check out Inspired Stamps Store they have all sort of Scripture Sentiments too. Inspired Stamps is having a Design Team call going on until February 1st and I have submitted myself and there for you if you want to join in on their Team.
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges.
Send A Smile 4 Kids - anything goes kids challenge
Digi Design Challenge - Spots and Dots
Splendiferous Creations - Friendship
My next step of fun with this stamp image by Inspired Stamps is to use this little cute character on a Valentine card. I will have him holding a heart and on other holding a single flower. This sweet character fills me with smiles and joy as I think of my Grandson.  Here is  the"Something New from my Heart" I am sharing with you...a picture of my Grandson being all shy and not sure if he wants his picture taken. He melts his Grannie's heart with sweetness.
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...hugs

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Layers of Sweetness

Hello Everyone,

My second Blog post this Sunday, January 19th as I  thrilled to share another new release image I got to play with from DigiStamps4Joy. This one is called 'Bunny Egg' created by Margy. Isn't it adorable and can be used in so many different themes. I chose to use 'Wishing you Well' as an uplifting card for a friend.
''Bunny Egg' created by Margy - Digistamps4Joy store

Supplies Used:
'Bunny Egg' by DigiStamps4Joy
Design Papers- 3 Birds Estate, DCWV
Butterfly Flourish - Joanna Sheen
Rounded Gate - Marianna Design
Blooming Vine - Memory Box
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities - Oval, Rectangle
Pearls, Flower & Brads - Recollections
Spectrum Noir Coloring pens
Mini Tag diecuts - Cuttlebug/Provocraft
Sentiments- Martha Stewart, Inkadinkado

I would like to submit this card to the following challenges where I am also a follower.
My Sheri Crafts #125 - Delightful Digi's (I used 'Bunny Egg')
Die Cuttin Divas#148 - Out With the Old (2yr old design paper, In With the New( Butterfly Flourish)
Crafting From the Heart#4 - Anything Goes/used pearls
Stamp 'n' Doodle#2 - Use an animal (bunny)


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


New Release Sunday - DigiStamps4Joy

Hello Everyone,

Today is a new day and Sunday at that... meaning it is New Release Sunday at  DigiStamps4Joy.
Here is one I got to play with and he is called 'Hello Dear'. I find him enchanting with those eyes. Some of my Teamies used him for Valentine's. I invite you to go by DigiStamps4Joy Blog and see some of the fun and inspiration had by the Design Team with some of the new digi's released today.
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out....hugs

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Vintage Couture

Hello Everyone,
Digi Image - Vintage Couture/Dress by Margy - DigiStamps4Joy Store

DigiStamps4Joy is Sponsoring a Challenge over at Paper Crafting Journey  for the period of
 Jan. 16 - 29th. And I was honored as a Guest Design Team member to make a card .  I recommend you go by check out the inspiration and join in Paper Crafting Journey's Challenge because the Winner will receive  $10.00 worth of DigiStamps4Joy digistamps.

I also would like to remind you to come by and join in DigiStamps4Joy bi-weekly challenge #83 - Glitter n' Sparkle. It is going on through January 21, 2014.
I printed the Dress/Vintage Couture image on parchment paper attached with Xyron glider glue before printing to white cardstock, fuzzy cut(once printed) and then used my embossing tools towards some of the drawing lines of the dress to give it dimension as a flowy dress then glued to a second cutout layer of white cardstock.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge#18 - Pink and Patterned
My Time to Craft Challenge#230 - Easel Cards
Cupcake Inspirations #243 - Sparkle/Photo Inspiration
Artistic Impressions #74 - Anything Goes/Feminine
Ooh La La Creations#147 - Easel Card
Inky Impressions - Challenge Pink & Girly
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #160 - Embellishments
Paper Crafting Journey - Vintage/Shabby Chic

Supplies Used:
Dress/Vintage Couture - DigiStamps4Joy
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Radiant Rectangle, Timeless Rectangle, Decorative Labels Eight
Design Paper - Anna Griffin, Recollections
Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin - Bits of Paisley
Marianne Design - CR1251/ hearts doily
Embellishments - Bling & Flowers/Recollections, 3 Birds Estate Collection/vintage cutouts

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

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Join Our First Challenge of 2014 - DigiStamps4Joy

Happy New Year From DigiStamps4Joy and the Design Team...
I am so excited to share our first DigiStamps4Joy Challenge for 2014.  It begins
Wednesday, January 8 and ends Tuesday, January 21. The Theme for this Challenge is 'Glitter n' Sparkle'. We would love you to use a DS4J image, but any stamped or digi image will be OK ... you will get an extra chance if you do use a Digistamps4Joy image. We look forward to seeing your creations.   The Design Teams Choice winner must use a DigiStamps4Joy image on the Challenge to win $10.00 worth of digi's from the DigiStamps4Joy Store.  And the Random Drawn winner will win two digi's of their choice from the store. The two runner's up will win 1 digi each.
I am using DigiStamps4Joy image called  'Punkette Petite' as my inspiration to tickle your creativity to join in on the fun. 
Supplies Used:
Spellbinders Nestabilites -Radiant Rectangles, Round scallop
Memory Box - Blooming Vine
Martha Stewart - Butterfly Edge punch(fuzzycut each butterfly)
Martha Stewart - glitters
Spectrum Noir markers
Bling -Recollections
 Design paper - DCWV
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin-Bit of Paisley
I am entering this card in the following challenges.
Eureka Stamps #71 - Blue and Bling
Make My Monday - Embossing(Dry-Cuttlebug-Bit of Paisley)
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes (I used glitter & sparkle)
Oozak Challenge#29 - Anything Goes - Blues Tones
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Blues
Card Makin' Mammas #78- Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge Blog - X for Xtraordinary - (Xtra Layers, Xtra Sparkle)

Don't forget to come by DigiStamps4Joy Blog and check out the inspiration by the Design Team. I can't wait to visit you and your creativity for this Challenge. Remember you have until January 21.

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