July 6, 2013

Saturday Sneak Peek

I hope that this Saturday finds you happy and living life to its fullest wherever you are in the world.  For those of you in the USA I hope you are enjoying this nice long Independence Day weekend.

Time to take a gander at the newest sneak peek as we gear up to unveil the latest new release coming out on Thursday.

Sadly, we only had two people sign up to try and win the last new release.  So, instead of a draw, I am just going to go ahead and award Bringing Balloons to the two people who took the time to participate.

Please send me an email by clicking HERE with the subject "BRINGING BALLOONS" and I'll send you both a copy of Naomi's fab new image perfect for any card where a celebration of some sort is necessary.

Now you all know that this month we have the Bug Brigade firmly en-route so you have a major clue as to what the image will be.  You just have to guess what kind of bug and the scenario he or she is in.  You know I love to see your guesses no matter how outrageous they are!  So, let's see what you come up with this time!  Offer up your guesses of the overall design by Wednesday at 12:00 pm EST to be eligible to receive a special treat.

I will be attempting once again to give you all the opportunity to win a new release so stay tuned on Thursday for further details.

Until then, have a wonderful week everyone!

July 2, 2013

The Summer Bug Brigade Begins

Hello all my lovely new friends.  Today marks the beginning of a new month of freebies and new releases that we are affectionately calling the 'Summer Bug Brigade'.  Naomi has created a couple new bugs and revamped some old ones; so, prepare yourself to bug out over these cute little critters.

First up this month we have....
Angel Bug

With all the hustle and bustle going on between my trying to launch my DT over on the Path of Positivity and Naomi preparing for her very important weekend with the trade show, Michael's birthday AND their Canada Day celebration, we sort of didn't get the freebie into the store in time.  So for now, I will offer it here for you.  Just click it, to bring it up in its own window and then right click and save it in its full resolution size.  As soon as we get it into the store though, I'll be removing it from this post and providing the link for you to go and grab it there.

 This image has been removed as it is now
in the store in the freebie section. 
 It will stay as a freebie until Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 when it will be replaced with the newest freebie.  Click HERE to grab it as a freebie until that time.

 Angel Bug made her debut in July of 2012 and has become a popular digi.  If you have previously downloaded her as a freebie, you are going to want to replace her because she has been enlarged and touched up and saved in a better resolution.

Now, while I was skimming through some of Naomi's older posts, I came across a post where Naomi had a contest for naming this particular bug.  Problem is, I couldn't seem to find the post where the winner was chosen.  So, once I finally find out who named this sweetie, and if that person is still following or an active reader, I have a special treat planned for them.  Of course, first I have to find out who it was.

In fact, since we are being nostalgic by revisiting the Bugs, I thought that today I would show you some of the cards that have been created over the last year using this image.

Let's start off with one made by Christina from Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls.  Christina is one of Naomi's very dear friends and was one of the first people to start creating cards using Naomi's digitals.
Angel Bug is so beautifully framed among lovely papers and embellishments.  I just adore those cute little flowers and those really cool swirl diecuts.  If you'd like to check out the post where this card originally came from you can click HERE

Then of course there is the one made by our very own Naomi Edwards back in August of 2012.

Pretty in pink, Angel Bug makes her card debut on Naomi's blog.  I love the cool background paper and those oh so pretty flowers that Naomi recoloured herself to tone down the original hot pink that they were.  Of course Angel Bug is all decked out in pink and white to match.  If you'd like to check out the post where this card originally came from you can click HERE

Last, but certainly not least there is the card that Suze from Craftysuze created to send to Naomi during the card drive I had for her back in May.

Another oh so sweet rendition of Angel Bug.  I really love the bright blue Suze used in her flowers and the complimentary papers, flower and lace.  If you'd like to check out the post where this card originally came from you can click HERE

Okay, now before I go, how about a bug joke to close out...

Q: What kind of bugs live in clocks?
A: Ticks!
(source: http://www.jokes4us.com/animaljokes/bugjokes.html)

It was nice being able to share these lovely creations with all of you.  Sometimes it is nice to just sit and reflect on projects from the past and such wonderful projects they all were.

 Now while, Ike came close with her guess that it was a bug, she was a little off in that there are no Christmas trees in site.  Valiant attempt my friend, valiant attempt!

Well that is it for today. Thanks for stopping by everyone!  I look forward to visiting with all of you again on Saturday when I'll be back with a sneak peek of the new release coming out on Thursday, July 11th as the Bug Brigade continues.  Don't forget there is still time to sign up to have a one in five chance of walking away with Naomi's last new release, "Bringing Balloons".  It is hard to believe that not one person has added their name to the linky list.  After all, I know there are a lot of you out there who already have a link to Naomi's blog in your blogroll and that was the only criteria for entering.  There is still a little over a week left and I hope that at least one person signs up.  Keep in mind that if only one person adds their name and has a link, they will most definitely walk away with the image.  For more details go HERE.

 Until we meet again,

July 1, 2013

Path of Positivity - Challenge 4- "Caring"

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and for those of you living in Canada
This is a fun filled day for us for we are also celebrating Michael's 10th birthday!!!
We will be going to Canada events held every year filled with local talent, games, face painting , crafts...you name it!!!
Later tonight we will have tons of friends on my front deck watching the fireworks seeing I have the absolute perfect view. There will be hot dogs hamburgers and steak to boot!
I will be sure to share pictures with you very soon, this is one of my favorite days through out the year, Canada Day , here we come!!!!
My project today is for a new Design Team intrically put together by Lisa Decosse...
"The Path of Positivity"
Lisa has an amazing Design Team!! I am so proud to brag how awesome they are ... the comunication level is off the charts, being part of this team you never have to wonder if you belong or you never have a question that will not get an answer, kudoos to Lisa for an amazing job.
 You have become quite familar with Lisa if you have been following my blog and thanks  to all who has continue to show Lisa support. I am blown away by everything that Lisa has undertaken, she is a huge inspiration to me...if only one knew the work that goes on in the background right? Lisa does so much for me and is such a loving soul that my card was made for her...she shows me all the time that she cares, also she is constantly showing others as well.
 This month's theme is "Caring".
Here is my card


Ike's World                 
Lisa Decosse             
>>>>ME! (10 Digital Images)

The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:
  • Ten digital images from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for the person out of the top seven who receives the most votes during voting week
  • Three digital images from Ike's World  for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Five digital images from this month's guest sponsor, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital designer paper from D├ęcosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

Good Luck
To enter this challenge go


I can't wait to see your creations!!!

Have a fantastic day!!!

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