Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy 'Orange' Birthday

Hello friends!  Today there's another new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges

Orange (different shades of orange)


For this image, BD Smile, I used the gradient tool in PSE which gives a nice variation of color.  I think this card could glow in the dark!

I hope you will join us this week: we would love to see your orange creations!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Christmas Under the Sea

Last week Heather, at Lacy Sunshine, had offered a choice of 2 images for her 'Loyalty Program' digi.  I chose 'Sheldon C. Turtle', such a cute Christmas image!

I used a snow pen on the furry parts of his hat that is supposed to puff up when heated, but it didn't work.  So, rather than throw the image away and start over, I used Stampendous Shabby White Embossing Enamel over it and now the white parts of his hat are all sparkly.  I've had this paper stack for ages and decided it would be perfect for this image. 
Thank you, Heather, for this cute image.  

paper: dk. blue card stock; patterned paper from my stash
Spellbinders Classic Ovals Lg.; Lacy Ovals
sentiment stamp: Heartfelt Creations,Balloon and Bicycle PreCut Set
seam binding, Prismacolor pencils, rhinestones, snowflake brad

Completely Christmas: #20 anything goes
Cut It Up: #49 under the sea
Jingle Bells: holiday card with something that's at least a year old; design paper, snowflake brad
Left of Center Creative Challenges: #36 add sparkle
Simply Create Too: #65 Christmas in July
Sister Act Card Challenge: #65 anything goes
Charisma Cardz: #15 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday: #329 feature patterned papers
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra: anything Christmas
Lacy Sunshine: #37 Under the Sea Christmas in July

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sweet Memories

Hello friends!  Once again it's time for another new challenge at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

Boys At Play


These sweet victorian images are from LunaGirl Vintage Images.  The frame is a shape in PSE, which I duplicated.  I used the eye dropper to choose colors from the pictures for my background papers, added a text layer and reduced the opacity.  I needed something to define the sentiment so I used a tag, using a blending mode, and erased around the edges to make it fit the sentiment.  The color of the ribbon was changed to match the LO.

So now I hope you will join us with your fun, boy creations!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Christmas in July

Hello friends!  I was watching a video on making a telescopic card and decided I needed to try that.

Now, there are a few things about my card that I don't like.  For one, I added the circle while it was open and didn't notice that the sentiment was a bit wonky.  And IRL those hearts look O.K. but in the pic, not so much!  But I did enjoy the process of making the telescopic card; I think there will be some more in my future.  Thanks Barb for a great video!

Penny's Paper Crafty; #185 anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: #81 Add A Setiment
Digi Choosday Challenge: #27 Punches and/or Die Cuts (snowflake punch, Spellbinders scallop circles, hearts)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: #43 anything goes
Inky Chicks; #33 Christmas in July
Card Mania; circles
Sparkle N Sprinkle: July_anything goes with glitter, embossing powder, and/or flocking; I used glitter on the candy canes, snowflake border, and flowers, Frantage on the sentiment panel
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge: must fit to YouTube videos: telescopic cards
Sentimental Sundays: #214 Red, White and Blue; must include sentiment
The Glory of Christmas: #37 anything goes/Christmas

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Iris Flower Pot Pretty

Lacy Sunshine has a fun challenge called 'Save The Flowerpot Pretties'.  You'll find the info here.

She's been colored with Prisma color Pencils and then I created a frame with Spellbinders Floral Ovals.  The blue paper is from the DCWV Pocket full of Posies Stack.  Some lace, ribbon and a pearl completed the card.

Brown Sugar: No. 101  anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge No. 64; anything goes
4 Krafty Girlz No. 21;  anything goes
Little Red Wagon No. 244; summer
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper; M, P1; anything goes with patterned paper
Fan-Tastic Tuesday; No. 42 anything goes
Papertake Weekly; anything goes
Through The Craft Room Door; anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown No.202; anything goes
Crafting From The Heart; anything goes

Friday, July 4, 2014

Summer Time Fun

Hello friends and happy July 4th!  We have another fun new challenge for you at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

A Day At The Beach


I used Eleanor_Tubing Fun, such a sweet image for summer.  I colored her with Prismacolor Pencils and then scanned her back into Photoshop Elements to complete.

So now show us your fun, summer time creations.

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Heather Valentin from Lacy Sunshine has created some amazing new images, HobGobbis!  They are so much fun to color and design with.  This one is Tiny Eveninpuff HobGobbi.

I've colored the image with Prismacolor pencils.  For the green stripe on the paper I used some red line tape and then covered it with green glitter.  The image is on pop dots and the tag is from Heartfelt Creations.

Lacy Sunshine Challenge:  No 36 Anything Goes
Crafty Catz No.237 Anything goes
Sister Act Card Challenge No.63 Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz No.21 Anything goes
Seize The Birthday Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge No.25 Anything but a square card
Party Time Tuesdays No.178 Anything Goes
Ditzie Digi Designs  Anything goes

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Winner of Heartfelt Creations Blog Hop

Congratulations to Rosy Newlun!  You have won the $25 gift certificate to Heartfelt Creations!  Happy shopping and God bless!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Little Miss Muffet

Hello friends!  We have another fun new challenge for you at Digitally Sweet Challenges.

Inspired by a Favorite Book


Our children used to love Mother Goose rhymes.  When I saw 'Miss Muffet' I knew she would be perfect for this weeks challenge.  I colored her with Prismacolor pencils and then scanned her back into Photoshop Elements.  I then used the gradient tool to create the background.

So now it's your turn to show us your creativity!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Heartfelt Creations June Alumni DT Hop

Hello, sweet friends!  Once again it's time for our Heartfelt Creations Alumni Blog Hop!   

The winner of this hop will receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at Heartfelt Creations, you just need to email Emma Lou with "Winner of June Alumni Hop" in the subject line.  The hop will close on Friday June 27th at midnight.

 Today I'm sharing my July calendar page.  Originally, I was planning to do a patriotic theme but my thoughts kept going in a different direction and so I decided to follow my heart.  This page is dedicated to our daughter, Wanita.  Dec. 26, 1963 - July 2, 2013.

Each page has a pocket; this is the pull on the tag.  I will show all of the tags next time.

There's an amusing little story connected to  this picture.  When I realized my printer was out of ink I put several small pics on a 4x6 in Photoshop and took it to WalMart to print.  The saleslady took one look at this and said "This looks like a professional picture and I can't sell it to you."  I was completely shocked!  I tried to tell her that I took the picture, but she wasn't getting the picture, LOL!  But when I know 100% that I am right, I stand my ground!  And in the end, I got my picture.  Whew, she had me going for a minute!  (Maybe I should have been flattered that she thought it was a professional photo but I was a bit too upset to think about it.)

Heartfelt Creations Products
HCPC 3551 Holly Berry PreCut Set
HCPC 3593 Numeral Clocks PreCut Set
HCPC 3594 Time Sentiments PreCut Set
HCPC 3578 Majestic Morning Background PreCut Set
HCPC 3303 Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set
HCD 738 Ornamental Add On Die (swirl and leaves)
HCD 701 Posy Patch Die
HCDP1 241 Once Upon A Time Paper Collection
159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit 

Your next stop will be Alissa WellsHere is the complete list of participants in the blog hop.  Make sure to visit each one to see all their awesome creations, leave a comment, and good luck!
Giovana Smith
Candy Slabaugh
Amarilys Doria
Lisa Nazario-Gregory
Vicki Dutcher
Cibele Glazer
Selma Stevenson 
 Emilia van den Heuvel 
Linda Loew
Glenda Brooks
Mary Faus
Sarah Miller (you are here)
Alissa Wells
Lisa Allen

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!