Thursday, January 31

This Post is Dedicated to Jacqui McNeil

 We, at The Digi Garden, got the most terrible news yesterday.
The creator and owner, Jacqui McNeil passed away suddenly.
She's been ill in the last while but we never dreamed she would be taken from us.
I am so sorry for her family. She will be missed by her loved ones and also by the crafting world.
She was an awesome artist and creator. I am so sad today and just couldn't move on with my day until I honored her with a card.

 Although it's difficult today
To see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory
Help comfort you tomorrow
Sentiment by A Piece of Heart
Digi by the wonderful Jacqui of The Digi Garden
 Challenges:
~LEJ Designs-2 stamps
~Tuesday Alchemy-anything goes
~Twisted Tuesday-anything goes
~Inspirational-anything goes
 
~Moving Along with the Times-punches (corner)


(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Wednesday, January 30

For My Son

Here's a card I made for my older son. I have 3 more Valentine cards left to do, one for my other son, one for my stepson, and one for hubby.

Happy Valentine's Day Son

closeup of image
Challenges:
~Here Come the Boys-BINGO (patterned paper, distressing, image)
~"ABC" Challenges-Valentines
~Make My Monday-for a boy
~City Crafter-map on paper
~LEJ Designs-2 stamps (digi and rubber)
~Basic Grey-love (6x6 Wander papers
~Simon Says Stamp-anything goes
~Inkspirational-anything goes
 

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Just A Note

I altered a small Staples note book and made it soooo much cuter!!



Challenges:
~Scribbles Designs-anything goes
~By the Cute and Girly-cute and girly
~Anything But a Card-tie it up
~Opus Gluei-glitz, glam, bling
~Crafty Boots-something new (rhinestones)
~Creative Craft Challenges-bling
~Tuesday Throwdown-bling
~Through the Craft Room Door-anything goes
~Crafty Creations-anything but a card
~Frilly and Funky-spruce up something on desk


(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

For the Girls

The challenge this week at PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge blog is {one for the girls}.
Well, I did TWO for the girls!
The sponsors are Sassy Studio Designs and QKR Stampede.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Sassy Studio Designs digi
Sentiment digi by Create With TLC
Challenges:
~Polka Doodles-monochromatic
 ~My Time to Craft-things with wings
 ~Come and Get It-TIC TAC TOE (glitter, free space, ribbon)
~Robyn's Fetish-brads and ribbon
~Eureka-teal or turquoise
~Anything Goes-monochromatic
~Craft Room Challenge-monochromatic
~LEJ Designs-2 stamps

You're So Nice...

Challenges:
~Sparkle and Glitter-anything but square
~One Stop Craft-sparkle and bling
~One Stitch at a Time-use a digi
 ~Squigglefly-have a heart
~Bearly Mine-hearts galore
~Party Time Tuesdays-anything goes

I haven't posted a pic of our doggie in a while so here are a couple!
 Have a Happy Hump Day!!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Tuesday, January 29

Luv U !!

Here's the PINspirational photo for this week at {PIN}spirational Challenge blog!!!




 ...and here's my card!

LUV U 2



The sponsors are Gingerloft and Pink Cat Studio.
I used a digi from Pink Cat.

Challenges:
~C.R.A.F.T.-love/Valentines
~Charisma Cardz-hearts and flowers
~Cute Card Thursday-out of this world
~Little Miss Muffet-hearts and flowers
~Moving Along with the Times-bling
~Brown Sugar-Valentines
~Fat Pages and Cards With Attitude-love
~Basic Grey Challenges-love (papers and felt embellishments are Sugar Rush)
~One Stop Craft-sparkle and bling
~Totally Gorjuss-flowers

Have a great Tuesday!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !
There's a DT call going on right now!

Links

  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Monday, January 28

Well, Hello There!

The challenge this week at LOVE TO CREATE is {anything goes WITH a sentiment}.
The sponsor is Stamp Fairy and I used the sweet little digi called Charlie's Happy Life.
The sentiment is a freebie at the site.

Hi Ya

Challenges:
~Stampin' Royalty-polkadots
~Crafty Ann's-2 papers, 0 flowers, 1 image, 3 embellishments (stitching, glitter, heart gem)
~Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude-love
~Basic Grey Challenges-love (paper is BG 6x6 Clippings)
~Glitter N Sparkle-male
~Here Come the Boys- BINGO (pattern paper, distressing, image)
 ~Whoopsi Daisy-card for a child
~Artistic Inspiration-love
~Make My Monday-card for a boy
~Paper Makeup Stamps-hearts

Mark Your Calendars!!
On Feb 4th we will be Celebrating the
1 Year Birthday of LOVE TO CREATE!!!
The theme will be "Celebrations"
There's over 20 sponsors participating in this awesome event!!
Woohoo!!
 
 
 (¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Sunday, January 27

Follow Your Heart

The challenge this week at PILE IT ON is {use decorative tape}.
The sponsor is Freckled Fawn. They are offering a $15 GC to the winner!

Follow Your Heart
 Digi from The Digi Garden
Challenges:
~City Crafter-hearts
~Crafty Boots-new (baker's twine)
~Digi Stamps 4 Joy-anything goes
~Crafting For All Seasons-buttons and bows
~Papercraft Star-buttons
~Word Art Wednesday-anything uplifting
~C.R.A.F.T.-Valentine's or love
~Brown Sugar-Valentine's
~Allsorts-masculine

Happy Sunday!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Friday, January 25

Rock On!

The challenge this time at CHOCOLATE ,COFFEE and CARDS is {rock on}!
Show us your music-related cards!
The sponsor Kenny K Downloads.

U Rock!
Challenges:
~Dilly Beans-metal accents
~Frosted Designs-music
~Totally Papercrafts-let's dance
~Creative Craft Challenges-bling
~Moving Along With the Times-bling
~Crafty Ann's-2 papers,0 flowers, 1 image, 3 embellishments-metal pieces
~Sparkle and Glitter-anything but square


(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Please Stay WARM!!!

Brrrrrrrrrrr, it's cccolllddd here today!!!
 -12 C with a windchill of -19 C! I'm staying INSIDE!!!

Sending Warm Thoughts
Your Way

Sentiment by Create With TLC
Digi by The Stamping Chef (Winter Cocoa)
Challenges:
~Creative Stamp Friends-winter
~Paper Makeup Stamps-warm thoughts
~LEJ Designs-stitching
~Top Tip Tuesdays-layers
TIP-try different sewing stitches on your creations! Play around with your sewing machine settings!
~Crafty Creations-2 of the same (I've used 2 snowflakes-a green one and an orange one)
~Nutcrafters-cute and girly
~Word Art Wednesday-anything uplifting
~Happy Camper-flowers and something digi (image and sentiment)
~Pixie Dust Studios-no squares allowed
~Crafts 4 Eternity-TIC TAC TOE (flowers,punch,snowflake)

...and remember




(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby...

'Cause Baby look at you now!

The challenge at QKR STAMPEDE this week is {soft pastel colors}. 
Here's my card using New Mom.

Congratulations
on the birth of you
beautiful baby!

Challenges:
~Songbird-"Baby Mine"
~Digi Stamps 4 Joy-anything goes
~Inky Impressions-celebrate
~Papercraft Star-buttons
~Word Art Wednesday-anything uplifting
~Happy Camper-flowers and something digital (image)
~Crafty Catz-buttons
~Joyful Stamper-inspire me Fridays
~Creative Belli-purple and blue (old forgotten embellishments are the flowers)

Have a great weekend, everyone!
Have fun!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Thursday, January 24

Love 4 U

 Here's a sweet digi from The Dig Garden.
You can find her here along with a lot of other adorable digis!!

HEART U

closeup of image
 Challenges:
NEW item-baker's twine
~That Craft Place-new goodies
~Crafty Boots-something new
~Basic Grey-something new -The papers are BG Bittersweet
~Catch the Bug-BINGO (pearl,pink, starts with P-pin)
~Corrosive Challenge-put a pin in it
 ~Dream Valley-girls
~Kraft Journal-punch (border)
~The Pink Elephant-photo inspiration
 
~Bearly Mine- TIC TAC TOE (flowers, sentiment, lots of embellies,fancy corners)

 Have a terrific Thursday!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

You Spin Me Right 'Round

 You're Amazing Baby

closeup of image
Challenges:
~Hambo Hoedown-your head will spin (circle card and swirls)
~Here Come the Boys-BINGO (patterned paper, distressing, image)
~Incy Wincy-make us laugh
~Deep Ocean-anything but a square card
 ~The Paper Shelter-anything goes
~4 Crafty Chicks-buttons
~Sparkle and Glitter-anything but square
~Crafting for all Seasons-buttons and bows
~Papercraft Star-buttons

Brrr, another cold one out there!!! Sunny, but windy!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Wednesday, January 23

Please, Won't You...

 Be Mine

closeup of image

Digi by Lacy Sunshine
Challenges:
~Crafts 4 Eternity-punch it (corner and border punches)
~City Crafter-hearts
~LEJ Designs-stitching
~Digi Stamps 4 Joy-anything goes
~Fab N Funky-favorite color combo. I just LOVE pink and green combo!!
~The Paper Shelter-anything goes
~Sisterhood of Crafters-hearts
~Top Tip Tuesday-lots of layers
~Allsorts-flower power

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Joyful Christmas Card

Joy

 Digi by Shelly's Images
Challenges:
~CDAC Progressive Challenge-must be a member to participate
~Christmas Cards All Year Round-anything goes (Christmas)
~Craftyhazelnut Christmas-anything goes (Christmas)
~City Crafter-hearts
~Shelly's Images-1 word sentiment, 2 patterned papers, 3 embellishments (lace,pearls, glitter)
~ABC Christmas-B is for BOWS
~Papertake Weekly-bows
 ~Oldie But Goodie-glitz/glam (old supplies are the BG paper and lace)

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

LOVE is Fat Free!!!

 Fat Free and Full of Love


digi by From the Heart Stamps  (formally Designed 2 Delight)
Challenges:
~Delightful Inspiration From the Heart-monthly free stamp challenge
~Go Fish-photo inspiration
 ~Quirky Crafts-rainbow(colors)
~Eureka-anything goes
~Tammy's Scrapin' Corner-red and/or hearts
~Totally Stampalicious-paper piecing (cupcake tops)
~Anything Goes-buttons and bows
~City Crafter-hearts
~Inky Chicks-BINGO (sentiment, image,bow)

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Let's Have FUN!


The challenge at PENNY PAPER-CRAFTY blog is {embossing wet or dry}.
I used a dotted folder on the background paper and then inked it. 
I used a digi from Saturated Canary.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
 Sentiment by Word Art World
Challenges:
~Guylou's-I see dots (dotted embossing folder)
~Daring Cardmakers-embossing
~Totally Papercrafts-embossing
~A Gem of a Challenge-embossing
~Scrappy Frog-try something (first time using a digi and NOT coloring it!)
~Dream Valley-girls
~Created With Love-anything goes
~Daisy Doodles-girly
~Paper Playtime-use brown
~Craft Room Challenge-monochrome

Hubby bought me some beautiful Daffodils! Spring is on the way!!!???
It doesn't feel like it out there today!
We got another HUGE LOAD of snow and now today it's bitter cold!!!!

But the beautiful bright yellow flowers make me feel good and hopeful!


Happy Hump Day!

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Tuesday, January 22

Pink, Yellow and Orange Creations

Here are a couple of cards I made today.
I used the same paper, punches and inks for all the projects today!

Hi Darling
(just the card)

(card and bookmark attached)
Challenges:
~Crafts 4 Eternity-punch (butterfly)
~Challenges 4 Everybody-anything goes
~Dream Valley-girls
~Sentimental Sunday-negative space (decorate negative space left from punches)
~Daisy Doodles-girly
~Creative Card Crew-girly
~Shopping Our Stash-oldest ribbon
(I found this piece of ribbon wayyy at the bottom of my ribbon drawer so I'm guessing it's very old!)
~Top Tip Tuesdays-lots of layers
TIP: When you have a pile of items out, create as much as you can before cleaning up the area!)

(card and bookmark separated)

(just the bookmark)
Challenges:
~Crafty Catz-anything but a card
~Dilly Beans-bookmark
~By the Cute and Girly-cute and girly
~Squigglefly-inchies

(matching envelope)
Challenges:
~Party Time Tuesdays-decorate envelope for card

Birthday Are Good For You...
digi by Word Art (can't find the site link)
Challenges:
~Charisma Cardz-at least 2 punches (corner and butterfly)
~Crazy Challenge-party time
~Created With Love-anything goes
~Eureka-anything goes
~Use Your Stuff-birthday
~Crazy Amigo-3x3 card (trinchie)
 ~Digital Tuesday-favorite color combo (pink,yellow,orange)

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !

Total Page Views

Ha! April giving birth to Taj!!

Ha! April giving birth to Taj!!
April 15,2017