Monday, October 09, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Hello everyone! I am popping in today to wish all of my fellow Canadians a very happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you've all had a wonderful weekend surrounded by family and friends. I created a free paper in celebration of this great holiday.



This digital paper is 3600 x 3600 pixels, in jpg format and published at 300 dpi. This paper will be part of a future set called, Fall Into Fall. I've used resources from Catharina77 (via Pixabay), Redfield Plugins, KrystalDesignsCo (via Inky Deals), Creative Tacos and The CoffeeShop Blog. Full credits in the file. To grab it, click the download button to be taken to a download location. In the zip folder you will find a copy of the paper, its preview sheet, the full credit information and my terms of use which are standard to all my folders.Given that it is midnight, I hope I haven't made any errors. :)

Well that is it for this one! My day today will be spent with the person I am most thankful for--my hubby! See you again soon!

Until next time,

Friday, October 06, 2017

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #139…Shades of Fall

http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.ca

Hey folks! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #139, the theme is Shades of Fall. Autumn is officially here and it is time to showcase all the wonderful colours of the season. Reds, golds, oranges and greens abound in nature around us and this challenge we want to see some of these same colours of the season on your project!
 
Here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any important details:

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 

FRONT
 

Digital Image Details:
  • Pumpkin With Vines: This is such a great image for the fall season. You can find the image in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
  • This image was coloured completely digitally using Photoshop Elements.


INSIDE

Digital Image Details:
  • Pumpkin With Vines: I repeated the image on the inside using it as a mask that was paper pieced with the same texture as the inside panel on the front (more details below).


OVERALL
Digital Sentiment Details:
  • Both the sentiment used on the front and the one on the inside are from Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. These sentiments were recoloured to match the colours in this particular project.

 Digital Paper Details:
  • I have used one of my own papers. It is my Pumpkins paper from the future A Bountiful Harvest Kit. You can find it on my blog for FREE by clicking HERE.
https://app.box.com/s/3hsihk82q9p2dimos2dd
  • The paper used as a panel in the middle of the front and as a texture for the mask on the inside was created using a basic shape and one of the standard patterns available in Photoshop Elements. I believe it was the weave pattern in the Patterns 2 selection. For some reason when I went to check it wouldn't let me know the name of it. Sadly, my copy of Elements on my main computer has been acting up a bit since the last major update of Windows 10. 

Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Elif Sahin, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until Nov. 2nd to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is Shades of Fall. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules). In addition to all the typical criterion, you MUST USE A DIGITAL OR STAMPED IMAGE to qualify for the drawing (unless stated otherwise). We would absolutely love to see you use a Pattie's Creations (PC) image on your card, but you are allowed to use other images. If you do use a PC image, you will gain an extra entry in the draw and will have a better chance to WIN!  Easy Peasy right?!

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully I will see you all very soon.

Until next time,

Friday, September 29, 2017

Card Design: Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge…September

http://gerdasteinerdesigns.com

Hello there! It is time to get my progressive card for the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge uploaded. Once again, I'm just in the nick of time!

Check out the cute image that we got to work with this month...

https://www.gsd-stamps.com/products/sweet-tooth-mouse-digital-stamp

Everyone who played along in last month's challenge received Sweet Tooth Mouse for free. If you decide to hop on and play along in the Gerda Steiner Designs Progressive Challenge, then you can purchase this digital by clicking HERE (or on the watermark above to head to its location in the store). This way you'll receive next month's digital stamp for free.

Here are my card and details...

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date.

FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Sweet Tooth Mouse : You can find this image in the store. Details above. 
  • This image was coloured with a combo of tchniques including digital, layer styles and paper-piecing. Other credits include:
    • The fur was created using a pattern from Obsidian Dawn
    • The chair is an image in the public domain courtesy of Open Clipart Vectors (Pixabay)
    • The dough in the bowl was created from an image in the public domain courtesy of LchefGen (Pixabay)
    • The 'tabletop' was created from an image from FW Studio
    • The 'wallpaper' was created from a paper of mine yet to be released as a paper in the future Birthday Bash kit.
 
Digital Embellishments:
  • The banner was created using a brush designed by Heather of HG Designs. It is paper pieced with a paper from my A Taste of Summer Kit. You can purchase the papers alone or in the  bundle in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it for sale HERE.
  • Brads are from the Brads & Buttons section of my A Touch of Class Kit. The colour has been tweaked slightly. The bundle which includes this section (or just the paper sets alone) can be purchased in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it for sale HERE.


INSIDE

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • This sentiment was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. I picked it up as a freebie a while back. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. It has been recoloured for the purposes of this project.


OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The birthday cake paper is a paper that I created in 2015. You can find it for FREE on my blog by clicking HERE.

Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the image and the sentiment. 
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am entering:

Challenges I am hoping to enter..

Well guys, that is it for this one. Have a great weekend.

Until next time,


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Promotion: Imagine That Digistamp New Releases!

ITD's Creative Playground

Hello there folks! I'm just popping in to let you all know that Imagine That Digistamp is showcasing a fabulous set of new releases today.

Check them out...

Find Ellie's Pumpkin Costume in the shop HERE!


Find Ellie's Mummy Costume in the shop HERE!


Find Ellie's Pirate Costume in shop HERE!
Arrr! An' don' be fergettin' I 'ave a pirate themed freebie on me blog HERE.


Find Ellie's Flower Costume in shop HERE!


Find Ellie's Shower in shop HERE!


Find Ellie Tails in shop HERE!

You can find some awesome samples from DT members showcasing the first four of the above sets on the main blog right now. To see samples featuring items from the last two sets, be sure to pop over to the main blog again tomorrow.


GET 15% OFF WITH MY COUPON CODE!!!
To receive a 15% discount on any of purchase over $5 in the store, be sure to use the coupon code Lisa15! You'll be asked to enter the code during the checkout procedure. Be sure to not leave any spaces or punctuation on either side of the code.



Well that is it for this one. I hope you love these new releases as much as I do!

Until next time,

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

50th Birthday Link Up Winner Announcement (It's About Time!!!)

O.M.G. I know I'm busy but this is ridiculous even for me. Do you remember waaaaaaaaay back in April when I had a special link up to celebrate my 50th birthday?!!! Well, I'm finally getting around to announcing the winner for it.

One lucky person who joined the link party will get to choose any ONE of the following (Option 1):
  • Naturally Cool Collection
  • Living on the Edge collection
  • Celebration Mini Kit + Heartland Mini Kit
  • Flower Power Kit
  • Holiday Hoopla Kit
  • Beauty of Butterflies Kit
  • Floral Cats Kit
OR (Option 2) you can choose from the smaller paper kits (not part of a larger bundle) that either have 12 papers or six papers in them for a total of 30 papers: i.e., two sets of 12 + one set of six; OR, one set of 12 + three sets of six; OR five sets of six. Most of these smaller sets are Christmas related though there are some that are spring, rainbows, weather related, textures, glitters, etc.

OR (Option 3) if you'd prefer, you can choose from six different sentiment sets (those listed at the bottom of my 'Design Previews' page, not those that are part of a larger kit).

Thank you so much to the 10 people who joined my Birthday Link Up.

 ...and the lucky winner is...
***DONNA R.***

Donna, please send me an email with the subject heading of, "50th Birthday Link Up Winner" to make arrangements to receive your prize. Please let me know which option (1, 2 or 3) that you are going with and the name(s) of the kit or sets you have chosen. Hopefully, I'll manage to get it to you sometime before my NEXT birthday comes around!!!

Well folks, that is it for this one. We're edging toward the end of the month so I'm busy behind the scenes as usual. Take care everyone and enjoy these final few days of summer!

Until next time,

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Ahoy Mateys! It Be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

 

Ahoy mateys, will ye drop anchor and stay with me fer a bit? 'Tis that time o' year where ye flap yer jaws like a buccaneer! Arrr, indeed, today be Talk Like a Pirate Day. Thar be parrrrties, fund-raisers, pub crawls, and other special events takin' place all over th' world today.

Fer thems o' ye who be unawares o' this unique occasion, it starrrrted out as a fun concept in 1995, encourrrragin' people t' talk like a pirate. It be created by John Baur (Ol' Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap'n Slappy), hailin' from th' state o' Oregon in th' U.S. Accorrrrdin' t' Summers, th' day be invented as th' result o' a sports injury. While th' two mateys be playin' racquetball, one o' thems reacted t' th' pain with an outburst o' "Aaarrr!", and th' idea be born. Thems two scallywags sent a letter about thar invented holiday t' th' American syndicated humor columnist Dave Barry in 2002. This chap be likin' th' idea so much he promoted it. Th' media grabbed hold o' th' holiday after Barry's column and it now be an international event followed by many each year on September 19th.

T' help celebrate this glorious day wit' a bit 'o swag, I be givin' ye fer free some treasure. This time 'round I thought some actual pirate words be fun…


https://app.box.com/s/hwfehhuliiaoepafetebgu6wdxthvvkb

T' be grabbin' 'tis treasure, click on th' button above t' be taken t' a download location. In th' zip folder ye will find a copy of th' treasure, its preview sheet, th' credit information and me terms o' use which are standard t' all me folders. This treasure be in png format and published at 300 dpi.

Now o' course I can't be sendn' ye along yer way wit'out a pirate joke or two:

Q: Why don’t pirates shower before they walk the plank?
A: Because they’ll just wash up on shore later.

Q: How much did the pirate pay for his piercings?
A: A buck-an-ear.

Oh, and if ye be interested in findin' out more fun facts about 'tis fun day, be sure t' check out th' official Talk Like a Pirate website available HERE.

Until I be sailin' these fair seas again,


Note about me pirate name...
Passion be a big part of me life, which makes sense fer a pirate. Even though I not always be th' traditional swaggerin' gallant, me steadiness and plannin' make me a fine, reliable pirate. Arrr!

If ye be wantn' yer own pirate name, be cerrrrtain t' click HERE.

References:
Baur, John and Mark Summers. (2002-2014). FAQ. Available: http://www.talklikeapirate.com/faq.html. Last accessed 18th September 2014.
Author Unknown. (N.D.). International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day. Last accessed 18th September 2014


Monday, September 11, 2017

Card Design: Limited Runs Progressive Challenge ... Aug./Sept.

Limited Runs Badge

Hey folks! I'm here today to post my card for this month's Progressive Challenge over at Limited Runs!

The Progressive Challenge is actually on Facebook (FB) in the Limited Runs Group and can be found HERE. You will need to join the group in order to access the information. Now thankfully, Nikki is willing to accept mailed in entries for those people like me who don't have FB accounts. You can find her email addy in the side bar of the store (click on the image above to head there). In fact, if you don't have a blog, that is okay too. Simply send a photo and she'll add you in.

Check out the fun image that we got to work with this month...


If you'd like to purchase this image you can find it over in the Limited Runs Store on a special page that will showcase all the Progressive Challenge images. Click HERE to head there now. The Christmas Tree Light Bulb image is available until September 13th at 12:00 a.m. for $1.00, then it will go up to its regular price.


Each round of Progressive Challenges will last for three months and there will be a grand prize winner at the end of each round.

Each  Round Lasts 1 Month:
Starts on the 15th and ends on the 13th with a winner

1st Round***right now: 
Free Digi (Lightbulb) until the 29th of the month. Then you can buy into the challenge for $1.00

2nd Round***starts Sept. 15th: 
Free Digi (if you played Round 1 & entered) or you can buy into the challenge for $1.00 

3rd Round***starts Oct 15th: 
Free Digi ( if you played Round 2 & entered) or you can buy into the challenge for $1.00


As you can see from the above, we are currently in the 1st round of this stage.


Here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any important details:

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 
  • I have cased a card from Tracy MacDonald that I saw over at Art Impressions Stamps a few years ago.

FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Christmas Tree Light Bulb: You can find this image in the store. Details above.
  • This image was coloured digitally using my Photoshop Elements program. Additional Credits include:
    • I have used a layer style on the top of the bulb. This style is courtesy of Scaps Statchoo (blog no longer available).
    • I have also used a layer style on the ornaments. This style was designed by Heather of HG Designs
    • I have also used a layer style to give the bulb itself a bit of a glass look though it is very subtle. This style was designed by Lost in Thought (Deviantart).

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The word art creation was created by Paulette from Create with TLC. It is a freebie I picked up a while back. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. It has been recoloured for the purposes of this design.

Digital Embellishment Details: 
  • The banner was created using a brush designed by Heather of HG Designs. It is paper pieced with a paper from my Yuletide Textures Kit (details below).
  • The button is from the General Accessories section of my Tag Grab Bag 1: Cotton Candy Collection Kit available for purchase in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.
  • The bow is from the Brads, Buttons & Bows section of my A Taste of Summer Kit available for purchase in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it HERE.


INSIDE 

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The sentiment is one of own that I created a long time ago as a 'Holiday Handout' (before I started the 12 Days of Christmas). You can find it on my blog for FREE by clicking HERE. I have altered the colours slightly to match the colours of my project.

OVERALL
Digital Paper Products:
  • The green paper used in the background, along with the grey-bluish colour used to paper piece the banner shape, are both from my Yuletide Textures Kit.
 
  • The bokeh paper on the front is from my Bokeh Multicolour Set 1 Kit.
  • The lightbulb paper is from my An Eclectic Christmas 2 Kit.

Digital Embellishments:
  • I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the sentiment on the inside. 
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.

Challenges I am entering...

Challenges I am hoping to enter..

Be sure to pop over to the Facebook Group to find out all the details you need or visit the details page over at the store by clicking HERE.

Take care my friends and I hope to see you all again soon!

Until next time,

Psst...
For those of you who follow my 12 Days of Christmas each year, you're going to want to pay attention to this image as it is going to possibly feature in one of the clues...

Friday, September 01, 2017

Card Design: Pattie's Creations Challenge #138…School Days

http://pattiescreationschallenge.blogspot.ca

Hey folks! I'm here today to announce the next challenge over at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. This time around for Challenge #138, the theme is School Days. Do you know any students about to embark on another year of education? Whether grade school or high school, college or university, it doesn't matter. Now is the perfect time to create a card to encourage a student you know to have a great year ahead. It is time to show us some school spirit!

Here is my card, I hope that I haven't forgotten any important details:

General Info:
  • This card has been created 100% digitally and then layered in a Mock Up (courtesy of Frisk Shop). I will print it out and assemble it a later date. 
  • I got this idea in my head that it would be fun to make a card that looked like a composition book with stickers all over it like I used to see when I was in high school. Of course MY books never had stickers on them, but many of my friends did so I thought that it would be something unique and different. I hope you like it!

FRONT

Digital Image Details:
  • Mr Bookworm With Books: This is such a fun image for young or old. You can find the image in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
  • This image was coloured completely digitally using Photoshop Elements. I have also added a layer style purchased from Elif Sahin, Pixel Scrapper, to make it to look like a sticker for the purposes of this project. 
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/128225255/mr-bookworm-with-books

Digital Sentiment Details:
  • The 'Back to School' sentiment is from Paulette from Create with TLC. For great freebies and inspiration be sure to click HERE to go to Paulette's blog and for awesome sets for purchase, click HERE to go to the home page of the store. This sentiment was made to look like a sticker using the same layer style mentioned above. 
  •  The individual word art creation, 'English' is from my A Touch of Class kit. (see details below). 




 INSIDE


Digital Image Details:
  • Mr Bookworm With Apple: Another fun image. It can also be found in Pattie's Etsy shop by clicking on the name or watermark linked below.
  • This image was also coloured completely digitally and made to look like a sticker using the same layer style mentioned above. 
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/128224910/mr-bookworm-with-apple

Digital Sentiment Details: 
  • One I created for the purposes of this card. I wanted to give it that handwritten feel.


OVERALL
 Background and Digital Embellishment Details:
  • I have used one of the general elements, the blue composition book, from my A Touch of Class kit as the background for this card.
  • I have also used a few general elements from my A Touch of Class kit and made them into stickers using the same layer style mentioned above for the front of my card.

  • I have also used some actual stickers from my A Touch of Class kit for the front and inside of my card.

  •  I have used basic shapes in Photoshop Elements to create matting in behind the sentiment on the inside.
  • I have applied shadow layer styles to give certain elements some depth. These styles were designed by Sheila Reid, Pixel Scrapper.


Like what you see from the A Touch of Class Kit?

The previews for the all the remaining sections of this kit can be seen on my Designs Preview page (link at top of blog in tab section). The bundle or just the paper sets alone can be purchased in the Scribbles Designs store. You can find it for sale HERE.


 Challenges I am hoping to enter...

You have until Oct. 5th to enter our challenge which should give you lots of time to get a creation done. Remember the theme is School Days. I really hope that you will be able to join us. You can enter twice per challenge and of course MUST follow all the challenge requirements that are posted for each challenge (please click HERE to become familiar with all the rules). In addition to all the typical criterion, you MUST USE A DIGITAL OR STAMPED IMAGE to qualify for the drawing (unless stated otherwise). We would absolutely love to see you use a Pattie's Creations (PC) image on your card, but you are allowed to use other images. If you do use a PC image, you will gain an extra entry in the draw and will have a better chance to WIN!  Easy Peasy right?!

Pop over to the challenge blog and check out what my fabulous teammates have offered up for inspiration. Oh and don't forget…Pattie offers up a new freebie the first Friday of the month and it will remain up for approximately two weeks; so, be sure to pop over and check it out as well!

Well guys, that is it for this one. Hopefully I will see you all very soon.

Until next time,