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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DS4J Blog Hop and Challenge



CELEBRATION BLOG HOP 3-16 SEPTEMBER (starting time 11 pm on September 2, PDT)


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Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy CELEBRATIONS. We are celebrating our 100th Blog Challenge with a Blog Hop running from 3 – 16 September 2014, a month long challenge, and ad hoc 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. And to top it all off, Margy will be throwing in some ad hoc prizes and discounts on the main DS4J blog (http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com) during September! Join with us as we CELEBRATE!


You have arrived at Margaret's blog in Southern California.  I have been a member of the DT of Digistamps4Joy  since December 2012.  I cannot believe we have reached our 100 blog challenge mark already! I have been privileged to work with so many wonderful ladies on my team, and meet so many friends, and I look forward to the next 100 challenges.
 
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 (www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop)! 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
If you landed on my page first then just carry on to the next blog Margy, and then from the main blog again till you are back at my blog, OR start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though to the final stop (Zella’s blog). The full hop order is listed on the main DS4J blog.
 Here is the card I made for the Blog Hop.




For this card, I used the "Happy Birthday" digi from the online DS4J store.  I used the cut and paste feature on my Cameo to cut the digi, then colored it with Copics and added Stickles for shine.  You can win this digi if you leave me a comment below.


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 1600 (Central African Time) on Tuesday 16th September. For those of you in the USA, that's 7:00 a.m. PDT.

The full list of winners will be announced on September 18th on the main Digistamps4Joy blog.

Each blog will also indicate its own winner on September 18.
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Thanks for visiting my blog.  Your next stop will be the talented Margy who makes this whole blog challenge possible.

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"


AD HOC 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.

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DT name - "name of digistamp" - your blog address - additional prize if applicable 
Main DS4J BLOG (Margy) - "100 Reward points" - http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com
Alex - "My new Sari" - http://prettypaperandinkyfingers.blogspot.com
Annie - "Birgitta" - http://thejourneyisthestart.blogspot.com.au
Antoinette - "Two darling" (new) - http://www.antoinettesfilledheart.blogspot.com  +$10 Gift Certificate to the DS4J Store
Asmah - "Geraldine" - http://www.qinaahanaartsandcrafts.blogspot.com
Audrey - "Celebrate" - http://hippieaud.blogspot.com
Berni - "I am a girl" - http://berni46.blogspot.com personal candy $10 Gift Certificate
Charlene - "Bow River" - http://charlenescardcreations.blogspot.com
Desire - "Joy" - http://desiref.blogspot.com
Emily - "Call a cab" - http://emsmanythoughts.blogspot.com
Gloria - "Arch dancer (coloured)" - "100 CTMH Purple Glitter Gems to a US winner" - http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com/2014/09/celebrations-card-ds4j-celebrating.html
Jackie - "Rosette (new)" - http://getthejclook.blogspot.co.uk
JenLee (artist) - "Cherry on top" - http://jencraftsa.blogspot.com
Julie Odil - "Celebration Cake" + $10 Gift Certificate to the DS4J Store- http://muddypawsinkyfingers.blogspot.com
Karin - "Booty beauties" + papers - http://karinsartscrap.blogspot.com
Margaret - "Happy birthday" - http://nutsandcats.blogspot.com
Margy (pers) - "Bunny magic" - + "100 flowers to a South African follower"  http://deniquecrafts.blogspot.com
Pat - "Romany" - http://rubberstampingismygame.blogspot.com
Riette - "Balloon gift" - http://redcardcorner.blogspot.com
Tonnie - "Misteri pretty kitty" - http://tonnieskaarten.blogspot.nl
Ursula - "My special cupcake" +100 buttons - http://ursulauphof.blogspot.com
Zella - "Baby blocks (new)" + $10 Gift Certificate to the DS4J Store - http://zturley.blogspot.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Outlawz September 17 Sketch Challenge

Morning Peeps!  It's time for another challenge at The Outlawz Wednesday Sketch challenge.  Hop on over and check out the DT inspiration and all the cards that have already been entered.   Our fantastic sponsor for this month is Aurora Wings.  Make sure you go over to their shop and check out the amazing digis they have.  I will admit, I was a little intimidated when I first saw the stamp I used for this challenge.  I didn't think I could begin to do it justice.  However, when I printed it out, it all fell into place.  I used the Cameo to print and cut it.  Once I imported the image into the Cameo, I put a shape around it and then cut it and colored it with Copics.  When it was colored, I added Glossy Accents to the wings.  Want2Scrap bling came in handy for the flower centers.  Really Reasonable Ribbon was used for the lace and a scrap of pink ribbon from my stash.  The pink die cut was done with a Spellbinders die.  The flowers are by Prima.

 
Challenges entered:
http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.ca/ Anything Goes
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/ Things With Wings
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://cuttlebugmania.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Die Cut
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ Vintage
http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://justinspirationalchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ Bows
http://promarkerchallenge.blogspot.com/ Make it Digital
http://sweetstampsblog.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://www.ttcrd.blogspot.com/ Anything goes
http://acreativeromance.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything goes

 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

DS4J Sunday Release

If it's Sunday, then it must be time for the new release of digis at DS4J.  You can find them in the online shop here.  I chose to use the "Books" by Riette, our fabulously artistic DT member.  I used the print and cut feature on my Cameo and colored the books with Copic Markers.  The sentiment is a quote I found about books.  I typed it in the Cameo, put a shape around it and cut it out.  The rick rack I found in my stash.  Buttons are from American Crafts and colored with Copic markers.

 
Challenges entered:
http://blog.docerelashop.com/  School
http://sisteractcardchallenge.blogspot.com/ Anything Goes
http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.ca/ Back to School

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Outlawz Sketch Challenge Sept. 10

I am so happy to be back on the DT for The Outlawz Sketch Challenge.  This is my first card for that challenge after a nine-month absence due to the surgery on my leg.  I would do a happy dance but the leg won't let me just yet.  All I can say is "It's nice to be home again."  The sponsor for this month is Aurora Wings. I used this cute penguin.  The bottom layer paper is from Recollections 6x6 Festivities paper pack.  I cut the snowflake on my Cameo using American Craft Winter collection.  I had to fussy cut the penguin because my Cameo wanted to put too many cut lines in it no matter what I told it to do.  I colored him with Copic markers.  The candy cane is colored with Wink of Stella white glitter pen and red Copic markers and the bow is Pearl Pen Green.  The fur on his cap is Pearl Pen Ice White.  I added a little Glossy Accents to  his feet and beak.  The ribbon was off a spool I bought a long time ago at Michaels.  I popped the image to give it a little depth.



Monday, September 8, 2014

DS4J September Christmas Card Challenge

Another card done for Christmas.  There are only three more to go for the monthly Christmas Challenge at DS4J.  Why not go over and look at the cute cards the entrants have made.  The image is called Two-Wit Twooo" and can be found in the online store.   I used Recollections red for the base and Recollections Festivas 6x6 paper pad for the first layer. I colored the image with Copic markers and Pearl Pen Ice White for the fur on the hats. 

 
Challenges entered:
 
http://2cuteinkchallenges.blogspot.com/  AG
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.craftybloggersnetwork.blogspot.com/
http://www.creativecuttingchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://imagination-craftschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://craftcreatoins.blogspot.com/p/new-challenge.html
http://scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://thepapernestdollschallenge.blogspot.com/

Sunday, August 31, 2014

James 5:8

The Scripture verse this week at Word Art Wednesday is from James 5:8.   I am not completely happy with the way this card turned out, but I am experimenting with making 5 inch square cards.  It is quite different to convert a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to 5 x5.  It will take a few cards to get the hang of it, I'm sure.
 
I used white cardstock for the base and two pieces of scrap lavender/purple from my stash.  The flower is a combination of three flowers in my flower stash, maker(s) unknown anymore.  The bling is from Want2Scrap.  I used Seedless Preserves to sponge the edges of the sentiment panel.  I cut both the purple panel and the sentiment panel with my Silhouette Cameo.
 

Congrats on your new home

For this card, I merged two images - one from Riette "Bird Houses" and an older one "Love Birds" from DS4J.  You can find both images here in the store.


I used a 5 x 5 card base from Fundamentals.  It was already embossed.  I sponged Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs Distress Ink over the embossing.  I used my Cameo to merge the two images, to print and cut the image and to make a offset of a different color.  I printed the sentiment out with WordPerfect and them scanned it into my computer to make it a .jpg image.  Once again, I used the Cameo to cut the sentiment and two different sized offsets.  I colored the bling from Want2Scrap with a Copic marker.  The cardstock was from Neenah, and Stampin' Up

Challenges entered:
http://wedodoobadoo.blogspot.co.uk/
http://treasuredtimesrubberstampschallenges.blogspot.com/
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com/
http://www.scribbleandscrapcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/
http://www.fairytalestamper.blogspot.de/
http://robynsfetishchallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Don't forget to join us for the month long challenge and two week blog hop starting September 3.