Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Let's say Girly and/or Feminine...Please

Mini Misteri-Apple Basket/Created by JenLee    DigiStamps4Joy

Hello Everyone,

Opening my Blog today with this precious Mini Misteri image called Apple Basket created by JenLee. I am showcasing her as my choice as inspiration to start DigiStamps4Joy Blog new Challenge #93.  The THEME Girly or Feminine - any occasion, new baby, for a female, or has a girl/woman as the focal feature.  The Challenge begins today, Wednesday, May 28th through Tuesday, June 10, 2014. 

Let me tell you about the prize associated with DigiStamps4Joy Challenge Blog.  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. So come on and join the have until June 10th. I look forward to visiting all your fun and beautiful creations.

Here is another view at my card for inspiration.

Supplies Used:
Image: Mini Misteri - Apple Basket/DigiStamps4Joy
Colored with: Spectrum Noir, Chalk & Faber-Castell pencils
Dry Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin/Eleanor Lace
Spellbinders Nestabilities Grand Caliber - Scallop Ovals, Ovals, Majestic Elements 
Spellbinders Shapebilities - Back to Basics Tags
Memory Box - Die/Rounded Fence
Cotttage Cutz - Die/Garden Birdhouse Tree
The Rubber Buggy-Flowers

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
613 Avenue Create#73 - ATG w/twist use metal(brad w/pear)
Paper Creators Crafts#24 - Flowers & Bows
Twisted Tuesday #77 - Summer Sun, Playing All day
Craft-Dee BowZ/May - Use a handmade Bow
The Cutie Pie #70 - Emboss It (Cuttlebug/Anna Griffin-Eleanor Lace)
Lacy Sunshine - Dies &/or Punches
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out...Be Blessed...Be Safe. Hugs

Saturday, May 24, 2014

LightHouse...New Release Sunday DS4J

Hello Everyone,
Sharing with you today one of several New Digital Images that are in the DigiStamps4Joy Shop. This one is 'LightHouse' created by Margy.
 I invite you to visit the DigiStamps4Joy Blog and check out all the other beautiful creations the Design Team.

As I designed this card I wanted to give it a distressed vintage look as I worked hard in keeping it clean and simple.  I did have fun giving the lighthouse itself a 3D look. I put yellow glitter Stickles on the light of the lighthouse which looks better in person and not so clear on the picture.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Moments #43 - ATG/w Twine
Frilly and Funkie - Vintage Seaside
Word Art Wednesday#133 - Anything Goes
Keep it Simple #40 - Maritime
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out...Be Blessed...Be Safe. Hugs

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

You're the Bestest...

Penny Black Stamp called 'You're the Bestest'
Hello Everyone,

Sharing one of many Penny Black stamps I have in my collection.  I love this adorable, happy and fluffy cat...the stamp is called 'You're the Bestest' one of my critter favorite stamps of Penny Black.  I colored it with Spectrum Noir pens. I had so much fun coloring it as it brought sweet memories and happy tears of my once loved Thomas.

I always enjoy embellishing my cards...with touches of dimension by using dry embossing folders this one is an Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug folder called Jolie Lace. My lace and burlap ribbon are from my stash I know I picked up at Hobby Lobby when they have their 50% off spools...they always have such pretty choices.My heart and round wooden buttons were a gift. The white pearl/silver medallion are by Recollections. The cute little love bugs are from my stash of sticker goodies. And those miniature flowers are from The Rubber Buggy an online site I found with a great choice of  pretty flowers and sizes along with great shipment processing.

To Die For--Dies Used:
Spellbinders - Shapebilities : Grand Labels One & Fancy Framed Tags Two

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge/May - Favorite Penny Black Stamp-'You're the Bestest'
Crafty Girls Challenge #18- Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Lots of Layers
Simon Says Die Crazy/Wednesday Challenge
Inky Impressions #159 - Flower Power
Craftitude #65 - That's Die-licious/Use a Die
Crafts 4 Eternity #176 - To Die For
Sister Act Card Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #88 -  Dies
613 Avenue #72 - ATG/w Optional add 3 Shapes(heart & circle wooden buttons & square frame)


Special invite to join in on DigiStamps4Joy-Anything Goes Challenge #92. You have until  Tuesday,May 27th.
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out....Be Blessed...Be Safe. Hugs

Monday, May 19, 2014

Rejoicing Through...

He was there all along...
Digital Image- Misteri-My Guitar, Created by JenLee - DigiStamps4Joy

Sharing with you this special card I made with one of my favorite of many Misteri images called 'My Guitar' created by JenLee at DigiStamps4Joy. I slowly put it together as I working my way to healthy restoration. I had a really tough battle with a combination of Crohns attacks and a severe upper resperitory infection which made it hard to keep my energies up for long periods. I am so grateful that during those rough and tough times I can lean on God and see that he longs to encourage and bring sunshine into my days.  And one of his blessings is during those times my creativity is  tickled.   In this life journey I am having fun using an array of sorts of pretty shades of yellow on my designs. My heart is happy God is the bright light that overwhelms the darkness that tries to come in and take over my life sometimes so this card is for myself and I plan to frame because it has a special place in my heart as God was my strength when I was at my weakest. 
 I am rejoicing. I am finally doing a lot better.

I had fun making my handmade flowers with old blue jeans and inter-mingling with Martha Stewart Aster flower punch, Recollections flower punches, Spellbinders Shapebilities Rose Creations Shape and pre-made flowers.  I used Anna Griffins dies I bought last year sometime through  She has really been delivering us crafters some marvelous new dies and embossing folders amongst other goodies.

I used Spectrum Noir to color my fun and precious image, Misteri 'My Guitar' as I put lots of pretty layers of dies to showcase her.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #132 - Anything Goes
Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #36 - Any Digi Goes
Feeling Crafty #28/May - One for the Girls/Ladies
Crafts Galore Encore - May/Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Designs/May challenge- Flowers
ABC Challenge - L for Lots of Layers
Sister Act Card Challenge #57 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #88 - Punch or Dies
Crafts 4 Eternity #176 - To Die For
Lacy Sunshine #33 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #41 - Anything Goes

I would also like to take this time to give you a personal invitation to join DigiStamps4Joy - Challenge #92 - Anything Goes. The Challenge goes on through Tuesday, May 27th.  Visit the blog and check a couple ways you can win you don't have to use a DS4J image but if you do you can win $10.00 in DS4J Store digitial images.

Until next time...this Shabby Chic Grannie is out...Be Safe...Hugs ---God is there through the ups and downs, the highs and lows, the good times and bad...Let Him carry you...I came to find He was and is there all along.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Fun with Pastel Colours

Hello Everyone...

Sharing this sweet card I had fun decorating with a palette of pastel colors and giving it a frilly girly touch is even better. I have always loved pastels and decided to play with my pgn.file Design Paper by The Paper Shelter that comes with their image The Music Practice. That is what is so fun about their Digital image packages..with some you get the background design paper with their digi's another that is even pre-colored. The image I am using with this card is called 'Spring Enchantment' and it came with it's own Design Paper but I was inspired by the other Design Paper which made me what to create my own color palette for my image not the one that went with this image. What a blessing to have creative choices.

Extra Decorated Embellishments: Embossing Folder, Diecuts & Punch

Decorating Details:
I colored my precious image/Spring Enchantment with Spectrum Noir with touches of Faber-Castell and a white gel pen. As I was working towards adding my embellishments to my card I could not find my Memory Box/Blooming Vine I had to get creative and use my Cottage Cutz/Garden Birdhouse die and fuzzy cut the leaves out which turned out much better in reference to proportion size for fitting my little scene. I am so glad I bought my dainty little Memory Box/Rounded Fence has come in so handy when I want to create a cute little flowered fence scene.  The beautiful intricately detailed window is a diecut by Spellbinders/Window Two. I love that you can leave the windows slightly open if you want. And the beautiful designed Butterfly Flourish is by Joanna Sheen. I did a double layer one of parchment paper to give it a delicate, dainty look. My tag dies are 1) from Spellbinders/Back to Basics Tags and 2)from Cuttlebug.  I used Martha Stewart/Vintage handpunch for the edge and Anna Griffin/Cuttlebug-Circular Grid Embossing Folder. My cutsie flowers are from The Rubber Buggy and flower cabachons are from the Peachy Chic Boutique.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter #158 - Girly Girly
PaperTake Weekly - Pretty Pastels
Scrapbook Stamp Society #41 - Anything Goes +Option Spring
Top Tip Tuesday - Here Comes Summer(my take: Open the window, put on the flip flops)
Digi Choosday Wk 19 - Embellish it!
Crafty Sentiments - Flowers
Flat Friends Boutique - #20 Dies &/or Punches(Spellbinders, Memory Box,Martha Stewart/Punch)
Feeling Crafty #28 - One for the Girls/Ladies
A Little Bit of Crafty - Flower Power
Word Art Wednesday #132 - Anything Goes
The Cupboard Triology#22/May - Flowers

I would also like to take this time to give you a special invitation to come by and join the DigiStamps4Joy - Challenge#92 - Theme/Anything Goes you still have plenty of time. The Challenge goes on Through Tuesday, May 27th, 2014.
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out...Be Blessed...Be Safe, Big Hugs

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Challenge-Anything Goes #92 - DigiStamps4Joy

Used/Merged two DigiStamps4Joy images - Emma & Hope both Created by JenLee

Hello Everyone,

It is time to start a fresh new Challenge #92 over at DigiStamps4Joy Blog with the fun and easy Theme Anything Goes. The challenge begins Wednesday, May 14 through Tuesday, May 27th. We look forward to visiting your blogs with all your creative projects but... I need to share/remind you that if you use a DigiStamps4Joy  Image you are put in a bucket to win $10 worth of digistamps from the store to shop and get some of your DS4J favorites you have been eyeballing. Of course... you don't have to use a DS4J image but the benefits are worth it. ALSO, Don't forget you can use one of those Freebies you already got from our First Friday of the month Freebie.
Here is my inspiration card I had fun creating for DS4J Challenge #92 - 'Anything Goes'.  I decided I wanted to merge two DS4J images both created by JenLee.  They are Emma and Hope. I also wanted to share with how I learned to merge two or more Digital images. They have to be png.files.  Check Here for the Youtube video that helped me take this new fun adventure to merging digital images. FYI...this teaches you how-to with Microsoft Word.
In making my card I used a couple of my Anna Griffin tools-Embossing Folder and Die plate. I colored my preciously merged image with Spectrum Noir and Faber-Castell pencils. My butterfly embellishments are from a stash of borders that I fuzzy cut. The heart buttons were a precious gift from a new cyber friend Darcy I met at Through the Purple Haze.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Through the Purple Haze#41 - Anything Goes
A Random Fan - Choose & Use 3(Color Yellow & Pink, Embossing)
Through the Craftroom Door/May 13 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #195 - Spring Blossoms
The Cupboard Triology/May #22 - Flowers
Imagination Crafts May Challenge - Things with Wings
One Sweet Challenge/May - Flowers
Stamp and Create/May - Spring Colors
Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out...Be Blessed, Be Safe, Hugs


Monday, May 12, 2014

Sending Sisterly Love...

Digital Image011  -SherriBaldy Designs

Hello Everyone,

Sharing a special card I made for one of my Sister's who has been especially in my heart lately and wanting to let her know I love her and having her in my thoughts and prayers.  As I was going through my stash of preprinted digi's to color this one tugged at my heart. 

Something Old used: Admit One ticket__Something New Used: Wooden circle covered buttons
Preparing for my card I pulled and used Design Paper by Recollections which provided the banner I fuzzy cut along with the swirl background set within the design paper.   I have found a new fun place to get my mini-flowers called The Rubber Buggy an online site. The pretty lime-green cabochons are from online Peachy Cheap Boutique

I added some Recollection heart embellishments with the pearl and word 'LOVE'. The 'admit one' ticket is from an old cutout from an embossing folder I had saved and clear powder embossed once I ink destressed. My pretty lime ribbon is from my stash of ribbon goodies.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter#157 - Love is in the Air
Scrapbook Stamp Society #41 - Anything Goes + Spring

Simon Says/Wednesday - Spring Flowers
My Besties - Something Old/Something New
Creative Knockouts#36 - Ribbon & Bows
4 Crafty Chicks #193 - Flowers
Craft-Dee Bowz/May - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Open-Minded Challenges#10 - Use some Ribbon

The Corrosive Challenge#199 - Banner Day
Challenges 4 Everybody#41 - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Petal Power

ALBC/May - Flower Power


Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out.  Be Safe, Hugs and Happy Crafting


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Clean and Simple

Hello Everyone,

Sharing a clean and simple card I made using one of DigiStamps4Joy images called 'Flower Frame' created by Margy.
As I designed my card, I decided to try something different with decorating the edges. I have so many beautiful Martha Stewart deep edge punches but I decided to use my Spellbinder Nestabilities Decorative Labels Eight and cut it in half for the top and bottom. I am finding myself do this more and more with my pretty dies.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
ALBC Challenges - Flower Power
Word Art Wednesday #131 - Anything Goes
One Sweet Challenge/May - Flowers
Addicted to Stamps #94 - Clean and simple
Simon Says/Wednesday - Spring Flowers
Challenges 4 Everybody#41 - Anything Goes

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

Happy Day of Memories

Digital Image/Dressing Up by JellyPark

 Hello Everyone...

Here on this Saturday afternoon sharing a sweet card I made using a precious image called 'Dressing Up' available in the JellyPark Store.  They have such fun, adorable and whimsical images that tickle my childhood memories.

As I sit here sharing this card it brought sweet happy memories growing up and wanting to play dress up. Me and my middle Sister would have so much fun as we played in our playroom that had a little kitchen set with stove and all. Of course it was just a backroom where storage was kept but we had fun playing anyway.  I left my card without a sentiment just using the  Graphic 45 paper to do my work of planting seeds of sweets memories.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
JellyPark Challenges - Anything Goes+Use any JellyPark Image
Sweet Stampin' Challenges - Hats, heels and purses
4 Crafty Chicks #193 - Flowers
Delightful Challenges - Petal Power
Word Art Wednesday #131 - anything goes

Until next time this Shabby Chic Grannie is out.  Be safe...hugs

Friday, May 9, 2014

Spring Swing

Hello Everyone,

Here tonight sharing a card I made with a sweet digital image from The Paper Shelter. I simply love all their sweet fun and adorable images. Today I am sharing my creative use of 'Spring Swing'on my fun designed card for entry to The Paper Shelter Challenge #157 - Love is in the Air.
I would like to also enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday - Spring Flowers
Crafty Girls Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks #193 - Flowers
The Paper Shelter #157 - Love is in the Air
The Paper Makeup Challenge #139 - Anything Goes/June GDT call

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

Friday, May 2, 2014

Freebie Friday with DigiStamps4Joy

Hello Everyone,

I happy to be a part of DigiStamps4Joy Store and Blog to share, remind and let you know about the first Friday of the Month - Freebie Friday.  This beautiful image called 'Serenity' will be available May 2 - 4, 2014 in the Store and was drawn by JenLee. All you have to do is go to the DigiStamps4Joy Store and put it/Serenitydigital image 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.

Jen has made it available as our Freebie Friday and as a special digistamp for Mother's Day. Here it is 'Serenity'.
Digital Image/Serenity Created by JenLee - DigiStamps4Joy
Isn't it beautiful...I am only saddened I could not participate in creating a card this round to share. My health has been out of sorts and my energies limited but...I had to share this freebie.  Don't forget all you have to do is go to the DigiStamps4Joy Store and put it/Serenity image 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.

And here is a special invitation to go by the DigiStamps4Joy Blog and check out the creations and inspiration by the DS4J Design Team.

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