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

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Theme - Birthday Sentiment

Digital Image/Cupcakes Galore - DigiStamps4Joy
Hello Everyone,

DigiStamps4Joy  Challenge#87 is starting a new THEME : 'Your creation must have a birthday sentiment on it" simply create a card or paper creation using any digi you want to use. Please keep digi's clean and family friendly. 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. 
This is a Bi-Weekly Challenge that starts Wednesday, March 5 - March 18, 2014. I hope you come and join in the fun.  And I invite you to go by DigiStamps4Joy and check out the inspiration the Design Team has put together.
Cupcakes Galore/Digi Image

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges.
Artistic Inspirations #81 - Sparkles/Anything Goes(Bling & Glitter)
Craft Your Passion #203 - Birthday Bonanza
The Paper Makeup - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles #213 - Use Embossing
The Pink Elephant #240 - Birthday
Through the Purple Haze #31 - Use a Digi

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



Sunday, March 2, 2014

Flowers Galore

Hello Everyone,

I am so happy to share with you a card I made representing DigiStamps4Joy Sponsorship at Come and Get It Challenges that are held weekly and starts today Sunday, March 2nd with the Theme being 'Flowers'.

I used DigiStamps4Joy image called 'Merle' created by JenLee and added my own flowers some being handmade.
Digital Image - Merle - DigiStamps4JOY

Head on over to Come and Get It Challenges and get your entries have the opportunity to win some of DigiStamps4Joy Digi's.
And don't forget to come by and join us for DigiStamps4Joy Bi-weekly challenges. You still have a couple days to add your entry to our current Challenge#86-Theme- Dies or Punches by March 4th.

Here is a bigger picture and look at my card with DigiStamps4Joy - Merle image. I used several dies and several layers. Spellbinders Nestabilities and Shapebilities, Marianne Designs/Heart Doily, Joanna Sheen/ Spring Bloom.  My embellishments are a combination of  K & Company/Butterfly, Peachy Cheap/Cabochon flowers, Memory Box/Blooming Vine,  Recollection Pearls, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Martha Stewart glitter, Sentiment by StampArt Designs by Kathryne. I dry embossed the bottom layer with Cuttlebug/Dots. My Flowers are a mixture of handmade with Spellbinder Rose Creations and Recollection flowers. If you want to see how I put together some of my handmade flowers I have a short tutorial here.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Totally Papercrafts #208 - Make it Shine
My Sheri Crafts #128 - Bling it On
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a Digi
Card Makin Mamas #81 - Stack it Up
The East Wind #2 - Use a Digi
JellyPark Friday Challenges - Things with Wings
Stampin For the Weekend - Sparkle and Shine
Word Art Wednesday #121 - Anything Goes

I hope you enjoyed my card and tip for making your own flowers with recycled materials.

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

Saturday, March 1, 2014

New Digi's - DigiStamps4Joy
Hello Everyone,

It is time to see some new digi's Released in the DigiStamps4JOY Shop. Here are just a couple sneak peek. I invite you to go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog to see more new digi's and what the Design Team has created.

Image - Dad's Austin
Image - St Patricks Day
 I also invite you to join in on our current DigiStamps4Joy Bi-weekly challenge. You still have a couple of days for our current Dies and/or Punches  it closes on March 4th.
Here is a Clean and Simple card I designed using the Dad's Austin image.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
CAS-ual Fridays#129 - Shades of Gray
Digitally Sweet #77 - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Keep it Simple
Kitty Bee Designs#18 - Monochrome
Crafty Catz #220 - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles #77 - For the Boys
Until next time this Frugal Grannie is out...BE Safe...Hugs