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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY 100TH CHALLENGE CELEBRATION AND BLOG HOP!!

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy CELEBRATIONS Blog Hop and Challenge!  We are celebrating our 100th Challenge with a Blog Hop running from September 3-16th 2014, a month long challenge, as well as random prizes during the month .

Our first challenge on our new blog was on the 23rd February 2012, and we are thrilled to still have you as our 'fans' after 2 and a half years! As a big THANK YOU to all of you, we are holding a BLOG HOP where you can win many prizes, including more of our fabulous digistamps! We have some new releases we are showcasing and which will be given away to some lucky followers. If you enter our challenge, you again put yourself in line to win more of our digistamps. To top it all off, Margy, our amazing owner and one of our artists, will be throwing in some random prizes and discounts on the main DS4J blog during September! Join with us as we CELEBRATE!
Fabulous HOP Prizes

1. DS4J is offering 6 new digistamps as prizes on six of the DT member’s blogs to a randomly drawn follower of that blog and who has left a comment. The other DT member blogs will be giving away a previously released digistamp, also to a randomly drawn follower and commenter! In addition, some of the blog owners may have personal prizes which are only applicable to the country they live in. So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun!

2. The main DS4J blog is also giving away 100 REWARD POINTS during the Hop to one lucky winner, which can be spent in the Digistamps4Joy store! Now isn’t that a fabulous prize?

There are some rules for winning these prizes, so make sure you read these below!

Blog Hop Navigation

The hop starts at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and the final stop is Zella’s blog.  The full hop order is listed on the main DS4J blog in case you get lost along the way.

You should have arrived here from Asmah

Audrey -----> YOU ARE HERE

From here you will go to
Berni


I chose the image Celebrate from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY SHOP for my Celebration card.  This image was such fun to color with my Copics and it is cut out with Cheery Lynn Designs die.   I chose DP from Kaisercraft and CS is Bazzill and SU.  Bling is Prima.  Sure hope you like it and enjoy the hop!!

RULES FOR ENTERING THE RANDOM DRAW ON MY BLOG
Please read carefully - I do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of THIS blog
2). Leave a comment under THIS post

RULES FOR ENTERING THE 100 REWARD POINT PRIZE ON THE MAIN DS4J BLOG
Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of the main DS4J blog
2). Leave a comment on the blog post.

The Hop will end at 4pm (Central African Time) on Tuesday 16th September.
The full list of Blog Hop winners will be announced on Thursday 18th September on the main Digistamps4Joy blog.   Each blog will also indicate its own winner on 18th September.

CELEBRATION CHALLENGE
Don't forget, you can still enter our regular challenge - running for the whole month, and with the theme of "Celebrations"

Randomly Announced Prizes:
There will be ad hoc prizes and discounts given away on the main DS4J blog only. But you will need to pop in regularly to 'catch these' as each one will only be available for a short time.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

ANYTHING GOES AT CRAFTY SENTIMENTS

We have our NEW CHALLENGE at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS starting today and it is ANYTHING GOES.  Be sure to stop by CRAFTY SENTIMENTS to check out this week’s amazing DT creations and hopefully to play along in our challenge as well!

Have you been to the CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS store recently?  Hope you will pop in to see all the WONDERFUL products available, including NEW CDs and our NEW RELEASE stamps!!

Remember, you can use any products you like on your challenge submissions, but if you use a stamp, digi image or die from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS your entry will be counted 3X for purposes of our random.org winner's draw!! Make sure you put a “3” after your name. Also, a if you are or become a follower of our Inspiration Blog CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG, add a 3 after your name.  That means if you used an image or die from our CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS shop and follow CRAFTY SENTIMENTS INSPIRATION BLOG, you can add 6 after your name, which gives you 6x entries!!  You have until Monday, September 8 at 9pm GMT to join in the fun.

Finally, before I present my creation, I want to tell you that CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS FACEBOOK PAGE is a fun place to visit and we have prizes, challenges and contests sometimes over there, so hope you will pay a visit.


For my creation today, I have used CRAFTY SENTIMENTS DESIGNS rubber stamp Sing-A-Long.  This image was such fun to color with my Copics.  I cut it out with Atyou Spica die.  DP is from Doodlebug Designs and CS is Bazzill and SU.  Sentiment from My Craft Spot is cut with Nestie.  Leaves bling is Prima.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along:)

Monday, September 1, 2014

NEW DIGITAL RELEASE HOP AT WHIMSY STAMPS!!

Welcome to the WHIMSY STAMPS September digital release blog hop!!!!  We have lots of new images to share with you today created by some of our amazing digi artists:


All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.  You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.   To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store.

As you hope along today, make sure to leave comments at each blog as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!  These winners will each win a Whimsy digital image of their choice. 

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is Lisa West.  This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the Whimsy Stamps Store!!

The hop will run for 1 week and end on Monday 8th September at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced on the Whimsy Inspirations Blog.

You should have arrived here from Michelle Oatman.  If you did not come from Michelle's blog, please go back and start at Whimsy Inspirations Blog.

Audrey Ernst------>You Are Here!

When you leave here, you will vist Hazel Thompson.  Have fun and enjoy the hop!!


My card features the brand new release from Lia Stampz called "Witch Girl" and it can be found at Whimsy Stamps Store along with the other New Releases for the month of September.  I love this image and she was such fun to color with my Copics and Atyou Spicas.  She is cut out with Sizzix die as is sentiment, which is from My Craft Spot.  DP is Doodlebug, CS is American Crafts and Core-dinations.  Stickers are from my stash.  I sure hope you like it!!

NEW BACK TO SCHOOL RELEASES AT INKY IMPRESSIONS

We have NEW RELEASES to share with you today and you can find them being displayed on cards by the DT at Inky Impressions Challenge blog.  These Back To School themed releases are awesome and are available to purchase at Inky Impressions.  We have 5 images and 3 sentiments in this New Release and if you leave a comment on our New Release post at Inky Impressions Challenge blog, you could win 1 image and 1 sentiment of choice!  So, hope you will go check it out:)


My card today features digi College Chic' Angelica from Inky Impressions.  I have colored this wonderful image with my Copics and Sakura pen.    Image cut with Lifestyle Crafts dies.  DP is from DCWV and Imaginiesce, sentiment from Cardz TV is cut with MFT die.  Buttons are from Bag 'o Buttons.  Sure hope you like it!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

NEW CHALLENGE AT LACY SUNSHINE - INCLUDE A WINDOW

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!   1 more tournament game today for my older son and then Monday we have a holiday and no soccer:)  Hoping to get some rest Monday as another busy week awaits.

I'm excited to announce we have a New Challenge starting today at Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog and this fortnight it is INCLUDE A WINDOW - you can use a die cut, have an image with a window, be part of your designer paper, as long as you include a window, you can come play along!   You can find it by visiting the Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog.  Hope you will come play along!

We also have new "Loyalty Program" digi.   This time Heather is offering Izzybella Button Boo's Secret Window from the Secret Window Collection!  Make sure to check out all the image collections at Lacy Sunshine Shoppe!

This image can be yours for free if you used a Lacy Sunshine image in Challenge #40.  All you need to do is email Audrey (that's me) at danmoose@aol.com putting "Challenge Digi" in the subject line.  You can also purchase  in the Lacy Sunshine Shoppe for only $2 during this challenge (scroll down to the bottom of the Shoppe's main page).

We also have our Selfie Contest going on each Saturday at LACY SUNSHINE FACEBOOK FAN GROUP - Selfie Saturday, so I hope you will check that out.  If you haven't joined our LACY SUNSHINE FACEBOOK FAN GROUP, I hope you will head over and join the fun.  We have reached 600 followers so watch out for our next milestone!

Don't forget to get a copy of our Lacy Sunshine Crafting Magazine - over 130 colorful pages of projects, tutorials and more!  Plus, we are having a big CONTEST with lots of prizes up for grabs.  You can pick up your magazine HERE.


My card today uses Emmilou Boo's Princess Tower Secret Window from Lacy Sunshine Shoppe.  Image is colored with my Copics, Atyou Spicas and Sakura pens and cut out with MFT die.  DP is Bo Bunny and CS is SU and Bazill.  Bling-y decorations are Prima.  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and cut with MFT die.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

ALL ABOUT ANIMALS CHALLENGE AT DI'S DIGI DESIGNS:)

Happy Saturday to everyone!!  Hope your weekend has started off well.   We have another soccer tournament this weekend, luckily, we have a great schedule and I have the whole afternoon free - yay!!  I'm hoping to spend a significant time in my craft room this weekend as I have had very limited crafting time all week due to life circumstances and the next 2 weeks are going to be busy as well.

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you over at DI’S DIGI DESIGNS and it is ALL ABOUT ANIMALS.  You have until 11:55pm EDT on Friday, September 12, 2014 to come join the fun. Remember, you don’t need to use an image from DI'S DIGI STAMPS to play along, but if you do, you have a chance to win 2 images from DI'S DIGI STAMPS in addition to a chance at the sponsor prize – $15 voucher to Love Bug Creations (winner pays shipping if any).

I hope you will check out DI'S DIGI STAMPS as Di has so many wonderful images, many that would be perfect for our challenge.   You can also check out her CandiBean rubber stamps line available at many online retailers - SET 4 has been released!!


My creation today uses DI’S DIGI STAMPS image Birthday Kitty.   Image is colored with my trusty Copics and cut out with Nellie's die.  I'm really happy with how my coloring came out on this, especially on the kitty - I hope you like it too.  I used Doodlebug Designs DP (I love Doodlebug!) and CS from Bazzill and SU.  I aaded a sentiment from Jaded Blossom cut with Nestie, seam binding from my stash and bling from The Paper Studio.  Sure hope you will come join the fun!!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BLUE AND GREEN CHALLENGE AT LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.  My week is still crazy and now my van has a flat tire!  Hopefully next week will run a wee bit smoother, although probably not LOL.

Since it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at LITTLE MISS MUFFET Blog!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Today we start a NEW CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is BLUE AND GREEN - hope you will come play along:)   You have until September 9 at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Our challenge rules have changed - please check them out in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS digi image Polka Dot Pals Rayne.   This image is adorable and was such fun to color with my Copics and Atyou Spicas.  I cut it out with Sizzix dies and added a sentiment from MFT which is cut with Nellie's die.  CS is American Crafts and SU, DP is Bella Blvd, buttons are Bo Bunny.  I sure hope you like it and will come play along in our challenge!  Hugs:)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ANYTHING GOES AT INKY IMPRESSIONS!

Another post from me today!  I'm so tired right now and can't think of any additional information to share since my earlier post LOL.

I'm pleased to announce a New Challenge this week at Inky Impressions Challenge and it is ANYTHING GOES.  You have 1 week to come play along, so come link up your project at Inky Impressions Challenge - you can use any images you like.


My card today features digi LiLi with Berries from Inky Impressions.  I have colored this wonderful image with my Copics and Sakura pen.    Image cut with Nesties, DP is from Basic Grey, CS is Bazzill and Coredinations.  Flowers are from Prima, bling flourishes are Zva Creative, sentiment is Jaded Blossom and cut with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along!!

ANYTHING GOES WITH A TWIST - NEW - AT SCRAPPER'S DELIGHTS!

Happy Wednesday to everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.   My week has been insane!  Actually started a week ago - last Thurs. to be exact with orientations, meet the teachers, etc.  Then we were gone from Friday evening - Sunday evening for my younger son's soccer tournament 2.5 hrs. from here, so in a hotel all weekend and no access to craft supplies or anything.  On Monday, we got a new puppy since we had to surrender our almost 7 year old dog to a shelter because of the fights he got in with our other 7 year old dog.   Yesterday, my 4 kids began school and are on 3 different schedules this year with my oldest starting high school, my boys both in middle school - younger boy just started there yesterday in 6th grade - and my "baby" is in 4th grade this year.  Plus, I did yesterday on 4 hrs. sleep due to my walking schedule with my friend.  Anyway, it's been a busy 6 days!

We have a NEW CHALLENGE for you today Scrapper's Delight Challenge and it is ANYTHING GOES w/ a twist of NEW - so anything that has to do with something NEW - babies, homes, new school, etc.!

Anyone can come play along in our challenge, but we'd sure love to see you use an image from Scrapper's Delights Store or any Scrapper's Delight image found at Stitchy Bear Shop.  Janice's images are adorable and I know you will have as much fun as I did creating with one!

Lastly before I show off my creation, we would love to have you come join our Scrapper's Delights Facebook Fan Group!  Hope you will come join our fun chats and show off your Scrapper's Delights creations:)

For my card today, I have chosen Amelia School Girl from Scrapper's Delights Store.   My sentiment, from Jaded Blossom reflects NEW - make a new friend!  Sentiment and images cut with MFT dies.  Image is colored with Copics, DP is DCWV and from my stash, CS is Bazzill and American Crafts.  Button is SU.   Sure hope you like it and will come join along at Scrapper's Delight Challenge.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SITTIN' PRETTY WITH TREASURED TIMES CLEAR STAMP

Hi everyone!  I have another creation to share today, this one uses one of the amazing stamps available at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.  This is Emma Sitting Pretty clear stamp by Tracey Lynn Miller.  I hope you will visit Treasured Times Inspiration Blog so you can see the inspiration of all the DT gals.


Image is colored with Copics after being stamped on Cryogen White paper using Memento black ink to stamp image.  I pretty much stuck with one color for her outfit this time and I really like how it turned out.  Image is cut with stitched die from my stash.  DP is from Bella Blvd. and is so happy and peaceful, which inspired my sentiment choice which I feel just fills one with positivity.  Sentiment cut with Nestie.  Flowers are from Prima and I think they add a great finishing touch to the card.


I colored the grass with my "go to" grass color combo - G99, YG67, YG63, YG03 and G20.  Outline of image done with YG11 and G20.

For the bench, I went with colors from the E50s family this time.   I really like to alter the colors I use for wood, bark, stone, etc. each time so that they always have a unique appearance.  If I use the same colors over in over, I tend to feel like I am in a rut.  So, specifically, I used E59, E57, E55 E53 and E51.  I only used a very slight amount of the darkest and lightest colors in the group.

Emma's blond hair is done with E50, Y21, E53, E13 and a slight amount of E34.  Again, I try to vary the colors I use for hair, although I also have my "go to" colors for hair.  This is not my "go to" blond, but I think it's a nice shade and I really like the way it looks on this image.

For her dress, I chose BG09, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01 and the very slightest amount of BG000.  Then I went in and added white polka dots with my white Sharpie paint pen.  I think it adds some nice contrast to the dress.  Shoes are BG09, BG07.

Finally, the butterflies are colored with YR09, YR07 and Y38, Y35.

 I sure do hope you like it!!
Hugs!

Hope comes in many colors at WHIMSY STAMPS

Hello everyone!!  I'm here with you today to share my latest creation using one of the fabulous August Digi New Releases found at the Whimsy Stamps Store.   Remember that all Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.  You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.   To find all of the digital images available, please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store.

Also, don't forget to enter our Current Challenge - BACK TO SCHOOL you have until September 2 to come play along!!


My creation today uses Hope from the Marika Collins Collection found at Whimsy Stamps Store.   I love this image for a few reasons: 1. because it's gorgeous just like all the images in the Marika Collins Collection and 2. because it's so versatile.  You can color the ribbon any color you like to represent different causes.  For me, the cause I find myself representing most often is Austism because my oldest daughter is on the Autistic Spectrum.  The Autism Awareness ribbon features different colored puzzle pieces and so I drew lines with my fine point Copic black pen in the ribbon in shapes like puzzle pieces.  Image is colored with Copics and cut out with Nestie. I added seam binding from Verve Stamps and made a bow with my Bow Easy.  I added buttons from Bo Bunny.  DP is Echo Park, CS is Bazzill.  Sentiment is from Paper Sweeties and is cut out with Nestie.  Sure hope you like it!  
Hugs and have a great day!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

LILLY MAE CHERRY PICKING FROM TREASURED TIMES RUBBER STAMPS

Hi everyone!  Today is my day to share my newest creation using one of the amazing stamps available at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps.  You can also find my post by visiting Treasured Times Blog, where you can also find tons of inspiration from the other DT gals.

This is Lilly Mae Cherry Picking clear stamp designed by Jody Stacy and illustrated by  Tracey Malnofski.


Image is colored with Copics after being stamped on Cryogen White paper using VersaFine black ink.  I chose a simple color scheme this time sticking with browns, greens, reds and purples.  This image was great fun to color - I love coloring images with backgrounds/scenary.

For the grass and ground, I chose G28, YG17, YG13, YG03 and G20.
E35, E33 and E53
YR24 and YR21

For the basket E37, E35, E33 and E53

For the tree, I chose E89, E87, E84 amd E81.  I have never really used this combo at all before and think it looks really good for tree bark.

For the leaves on the tree I used a variety of greens G28, G24, G21, G20, G09 and G05; YG17, YG13, YG11, YG09, YG06, YG03 in various combinations.

I also used a variety of reds for the cherries in various combinations R39, R29, R24, R22, R39, R37,R35; RV99 and RV69.

For Lilly Mae's outfit and shoes, I chose purples RV99, RV95, RV93 and RV91 as well as R39, R29 and R24.  I added Staedler pens for the polka dots.

Her hair is YR14, E15 and E18 and skin is my standard skin choices - E04, E11, BV20 and R21 for cheeks.


I found this awesome cherry DP in a 6x6 paper pad in my stash and combined with Bazzill CS.  I cut the image with Nesties as well as the background on which the image is mounted.  I have added buttons from Bag 'o Buttons and sentiment is from Jaded Blossom and cut with Lifestyle Crafts die.  I sure do hope you like it!!

Hugs!

INSPIRATION FROM LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS!!

Happy morning everyone!   Hope you are having a great week.   The week before school starts, always a busy one and it doesn't help we were gone for soccer tournament all last weekend and will be away all this weekend as well.  Calgon, take me away!!  LOL

Since it's Thursday, that means I have a LITTLE MISS MUFFET creation to share with you!  The DT gals have also made some amazing samples to inspire you so make sure you check those out at our LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK!  I also hope you will visit the SHOP as well as our LITTLE MISS MUFFET GALLERY where you can see DT samples of a wide variety of amazing products from LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS 

Reminder, you can find our Current CHALLENGE at LITTLE MISS MUFFET  and it is ANYTHING GOES!!   You have until August 26 at 11:55pm CST to come enter your projects at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Our challenge rules have changed - please check them out in the sidebar at LITTLE MISS MUFFET.

Also, we have a FACEBOOK FAN GROUP and PAGE and we sure hope you will join us – just click the links to go there – LITTLE MISS MUFFET FAN GROUP ON FACEBOOK
LITTLE MISS MUFFET PAGE ON FACEBOOK.  You'll always find lots of fun chatter and loads of inspiration over there!


Today I used LITTLE MISS MUFFET STAMPS digi image Sugar 'n Spice Dolls Coriander as Goldilocks.  I have colored this beauty with Copics and cut out with Nestie.  Other die cut shapes done with Tonic dies.  DP is brand new Doodlebug Designs, which I absolutely love!  Sentiment is from Taylored Expressions and cut with Jaded Blossoms die.  Enamel dots are My Mind's Eye.  I sure hope you like it and thanks for visiting me today:)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CIRCLES CHALLENGE AT DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY!

Happy Wednesday everyone!   Crazy week here again - the week before school!  Today 2 of my kids find out who their teachers will be this year and tomorrow the other 2 have orientation and find out their teachers.  Lots going on!!

I'm pleased to announce we have a NEW CHALLENGE for you at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE and the theme is CIRCLES!  You are not required to use an image from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY to play along, but if you do, you could win the BIG PRIZE of $10 voucher to the shop!!  Plus, DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY has so many amazing images for sale, I hope you will go visit the shop:)  You have until September 2 to come play along.  Please make sure to follow all our challenge rules - they can be found at DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY CHALLENGE.


I have used this gorgeous image from DIGISTAMPS 4 JOY Barbeque Barbz.  This is image is so much fun and was a joy to color with my Copics and Staedler pens.  Image cut with Sizzix die as is frame on image.  Circle dies are Nesties and sentiment from Crafting Desert Divas is cut with Nestie as well.  My Mind's Eye candy dots added.  Sure hope you like it and will come play along:)