Friday, June 28, 2013

You're So Sweet!

It's time for a new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges and this week we have a photo inspiration.

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This week I did 2 cards, 1 digital and 1 paper.  It's really called 'hybrid' since I designed it on the computer and then printed out all the pieces and then put them together.  First, the digital version.  Lil Scoop, from Lacy Sunshine, is so adorable!  I colored her with PrismaColor pencils and then scanned the image back into my computer.  I didn't have any ice cream paper (and I really wanted some, LOL), so I copied her cone, colored them digitally, and then created my paper.  The sketch for my card is from i {heart} sketches.

And now for the paper version.  I always like punches/diecuts with holes suitable for stitching.  I used embroidery floss to stitch along the edge.  The faux brads are punched circles shaped with an embossing tool and then given a coating of stickles.  A very quick card to put together!

Now for some challenges I would like to enter
Crafting By Design, anything goes  July 2
Crafting For All Seasons, make it girly  July8
Crafts and Me, anything goes  July 18
Scrappers Delight, Die Cuts/Punches  July 8
Creative Craft Challenges 2, A Stitch In Time  July 8
Through the Craft Room Door, anything goes  July 1
i {heart} sketches #24    July 7

Thanks so much for visiting and wishing you a very blessed day!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Celebrate Friendship

It's Friday, time for a new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges.


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Several years ago my husband and I took the Home and Garden Tour which supports our women's shelter.  During the tour I received the most awesome surprise!  At one of the homes we met two of my very best friends from my teen years.  Arlene, the parasol lady (she was a hostess), and I hadn't seen each other since we were 21!  What a celebration we had!

To help my dear parasol lady blend into the background, I used 2 layers.  The first was set to soft light, the second to overlay.  

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kits used:  TD_Circle This Template; TD_Sending Flowers

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Burst of Color

Here we are, Friday, June 14, 2013.  Time is flying by so fast; I'm afraid I'll wake up tomorrow morning and it will be Christmas, LOL!  We have some exciting news to share at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges, and here are the details.

Hi everyone!! We have been doing some soul searching here at DSC - as you know, Denise and I started this challenge in hopes of keeping it 100% digital, but we've come to the realization that some of you just aren't ready for that yet, but are interested in learning more about it. So, with that being said, we are excited to announce that we are going to change things up a little! You can now enter our challenge with a digital image on a traditional layout, card or project! BUT, there is a little extra reward for those doing 100% digital:

  • ALL entries now qualify for TOP 3 and giveaways
  • 100% digital will get TWO entries in the giveaways
So we're still encouraging you to be as digital as possible, but we want to recognize all of you who enter our challenge. For some of you that are just starting to play with digital images, we want to recognize you to! We'll be looking for tutorials that we can post for you to learn a little more about the digital world and maybe, in time, you'll jump in with both feet and give it a try! We're always here to help!!!!!!!

So, be sure to join us on Friday as we kick off a new challenge with new possibilities!! Cya then!!!!!!

The theme for this week is a photo inspiration.

Several weeks ago we were visiting our son in Georgia, and when we came home our flower gardens had exploded into color!  I just got out of the car and walked around the yard, leaving my poor husband to unload the car by himself!  I did finally manage to go in and unpack.  Thankfully, he's a good sport, LOL!
Created in PSE5
checked paper_Sarah Miller
blue and pink papers_ScrapGirls
flowerpot and birds digital stamps_colored in PSE_Cedar Chest Design

I'm afraid my time on the computer will be very limited for a while; hopefully I'll be able to pick up again later.

Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day! 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Happy Fathers Day

It's time for another new challenge at Digitally 'Sweet' Challenges. 

Make it Masculine

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Today I made a digital fathers day card using this awesome gardening bunny from DigiDarla!  My husband spends much of his summer in our flower gardens so I knew this image would be very appropriate for him.  The image is colored with PrismaColor pencils and then scanned into PSE5 to complete the card.  

I hope you'll join us with your 100% digital creations!
Thanks so much for visiting and have a blessed day!