Sunday, July 24, 2016

Wag That Tail!!

I love this sweet digi set!

Let's Get That Wag Back In Your Tail!

Thanks for taking a peek at my card today!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Challenge Inspiration - Ice Cream Treats

Hello there! It is time for some more challenge inspiration. So far this month you've seen some amazing fancy folds and shaped cards from our Dynamite Delights and Craft-astic Connoisseurs and today I'm going to share a shaped card made by one of our GDT members, Julie, to help inspire you to enter our blog challenge if you haven't already. 

Check it out...

For Julie's fun card she has used an image and a sentiment that she picked up in a freebie sampler over at the Facebook Group for Imagine That! Digistamp.  Kristy recently added a sampling of freebies to celebrate our 300th member on Facebook in just over 3 months!! SUPER fantastic news!!! The freebie sampler, available until the end of July, can be found HERE in the private FB group. To become a member, simply click 'JOIN" and one of our six moderators will approve membership.

 The image that Julie used can also be found in the store in the 

The sentiment that she used can can also be found in the

 Julie also used five papers available in the 

I hope you'll come JOIN IN our monthly challenge!

Remember, you can create ANY type of project AND
use ANY company image* (stamp, digis, etc.) but your creation must fit our theme:

Fancy Folds or Shaped Cards

*If you DO use an Imagine That! Digistamp image and your entry is picked as a winner, you will receive a bigger prize, but ALL submissions are eligible for a Coupon Code to the store!*
You can find out all the details for entering by clicking HERE

Also, please note...

 If you do happen to go and grab the freebie over at FB, 
it would be perfect for the current monthly challenge over there, with the theme:

Whether here on the blog or over at Facebook, there are always fun challenges taking place.
We hope to see you join us when you can!!!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Double Thanks!

Happy Friday! Donna here today with another baby project. My sister-in-laws sprung a baby shower on me with only two weeks notice. They forgot that I make a lot of my gifts so I am scrambling to get things done. One of the things my daughter needs is thank you cards to send to those who give her gifts so she asked me if I could help out with those. Could I say no to making cards? I don't think so! Because I have to make a LOT of these cards I kept it simple.

I used the Little Blessings pre-colored images and die cut them with Spellbinder's Lacy Squares. The sentiment was made and printed from my computer. It's tough to find a sentiment about twins. And the designer paper is from Imagine That! Sweet Pastels Digi Paper

Thanks for checking out my project. Over on my blog I have some tip for mass producing cards if you want to stop by. Make it an awesome weekend!

Facebook Freebies to Cool You Down

Happy Friday!!   Popping in to share this cute frame by FB July Guest Designer, Sandy using our FACEBOOK FREEBIE.... a small sampling from our Ice Cream Treats digi set, and also a digital card by FB DT, Sara using the current FREE PAPER!!  You can find both these freebies in the FILES section once you join our group :)  

We also have a FB monthly challenge with the theme:  SUMMERTIME FUN
these freebies are perfect for it, so why not pop over, and join the fun!! 

Frame by Sandy

freebie includes 3 ice cream treats in outline form + sentiment
from this set...

Card by Sara

free digi paper from this pack:

Come play with us in our Facebook Group!  

Have a great weekend everyone *Ü*

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Queen Anne's Lace

Today I'm sharing a card I've made using one of my favourite digi stamps from Imagine That Digis, the beautiful 'Queen Anne's Lace'.  Here's what you get in the set:

It's available here on the Imagine That website.

I've used a shaped card blank and dry embossed the bottom half of the front of the card.  I then masked off the top part and applied Distress Ink to the embossing.  To finish, I added some faux stitching around the top part of the card.

Thursday Inspiration from Susan

Hello Susan here!!

Having finished my 3 months as a guest designer, here I am on the Design Team!

This first DT make is a slider card which would fit nicely into the current challenge

I am continuing the theme of Christmas in July and am using items from 'Angel Harpist' which you can find here on the website.

I've used the angel harpist (coloured with Spectrum Noir markers) and one of the sentiments.

I have also used a paper from Romance Papers Set 1

If you would like further details of my card please take a look on my blog here


If you'd like the 'angel harpist' image from the set free, pop over to our FB group here and you will find the download in the files section.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Raymond's Frogs

 Have you seen the sweet Raymond's Frogs set?!!! Talk about adorable! Perfect for those boys in your life that bring such joy (I happen to have 2 of my own, 21 and 17. YIKES, how did that happen?)! Thanks to one of the color versions included in this set, I was able to create my card quickly. Exactly what I needed to get things done before heading off on our beach vacation.

There's still time to join in our Fancy Folds/Shaped Cards challenge going on this month. Read all about it HERE for your chance to win some Imagine That Digi Stamps goodness.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Raymond's Frogs Winner Announcement!

Hello and happy Tuesday everyone!  I'm popping in today to share the names of the winners from our Raymond's Frogs new release giveaway!

First up though, I want to share some more fabby samples that the DT created with this awesome new set!

Readers had the opportunity to leave a comment for
their chance to win this awesome set.

Drum roll, please.... 
  ♩ ♫ ♪ BBBbbbrrrrrrrrr pish

In the original giveaway post, entitled Time to Leap into a New Release, found HERE, readers were asked to answer the following question: Do you, or any member of your household, have any type of collection?

Thanks so much to those of you who took the time to answer!  Looks like there are lots of different collections out there!

The winner of the Raymond's Frogs set is...

(*winner chosen randomly with Mini Webtool)

Congrats Stephanie!!!
Please email me (Lisa) at decossesdynamitedoodles {at} yahoo {dot} ca (don't forget to replace the 'at' and 'dot' with the appropriate symbols), with the subject heading "Raymond's Frogs Winner", so I can email your set to you.  Please be sure to claim your set by August 1st or prize will be forfeit.

Well, that is it for this giveaway round.  
You never know when another giveaway will occur,
so be sure to check back again often for your chance to win! *Ü*

 If you'd like to check out the details of any of the DT's cards,
simply click the names below the cards! 

Christmas in July Continues....

July is a great time to get started on your holiday greetings!!  And Imagine That Digistamp has quite a collection of Christmas & winter digis to help you get started!!  DT member, Deanne is also inspiring you with her {PIN}spirational Challenge that starts TODAY using this picture...

Some of their Design Team used
Imagine That Digistamps
to inspire you to play along!

~JEANETTE of Cre8tive Play
~used JOY Birds

~KATELYN of Artsy-Arts

~SHAWNA of The Grand Stampede

Hop on over and join in the Christmas in July FUN!

New Badge!

Christmas in July Challenge - all Month!

Happy Tuesday friends!  This is the first of two posts this morning to share about 2 challenges I'm sponsoring that you will want to get in on..... besides our own here at the Creative Playground of course (our theme this month is fancy folds / shaped cards).  And be sure to come back this afternoon to see who won my latest digi set, "Raymond's Frogs"!!  That will be announced at 3:00 p.m. (PDT)  

Have any of you started in on your Christmas greetings yet?  If not, maybe I can entice you to pop over to Deanne's "Christmas Cards All Year Round" challenge going on the whole month of July for a chance to win a $10.00 gift voucher to my store, :)  

Take a peek at what the Christmas Belles designed using my digi sets ....

These first two Belles used a digi set called, "Hanging Kitty"

The following Belles used a set called "Snowman Trio"

Weren't those Fabulous? 
 I hope they've inspired you to check out our Christmas digis in the store HERE and go enter their challenge HERE!