May joys spring up

Here is a card using Watering Can Tulips which can still be used in the "Show your Heart" Challenge.
We had warm temps this past weekend in Wisconsin so there is hope that Spring is 
coming....then it started to snow.
Watch for the Birthday Blog Hop to come!!!

Secret Garden Box

Hello crafty friends *Ü* And a big warm "welcome" to our newest followers!! Whether you're following by Google Friend Connect, by Email Updates, Blog Lovin' or Facebook, we're so happy you're here!!

This is our 2nd post for today, so if you missed Monique's fabby Froggy Folder Holder, click HERE. It's super cute!!
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Kris here, with a Fancy Fold Friday project: a "Secret Box" that I found on Pinterest (which led me to THIS tutorial). My hubby and kids recently bought me a new rotary cutter (the blade never needs replaced!) for my birthday, but it doesn't score, so I finally bought a 12" score board - it even has a coordinating diagonal score board that fits right on top! So I set out to find some fabby projects I could make with my new score board and here's just one of my projects.... (easier than it looks!)

You can read my supply list on my blog HERE.

So what do you think?  Should we do a "Fancy Fold Friday" every week?   I know a couple others on our team love to make fancy fold projects, so we just may have to make this a regular thang!  :)  

What will YOU imagine this weekend?

Feelin' Froggy Folder Holder

Happy Friday everyone!  Monique has created this super cute "Magazine Holder" to house her dies & embossing folders!  How creative is this?!!  Love it *Ü*  I think Monique has a thang for cute li'l green amphibians, teehee.  She used our digi set called "Skipper's Pocket" (on sale for only $1.50 USD) along with papers from "Frog in my Pocket"(also on sale) ... and added her own leapin embellishments.  Take a look! 

Front & Spine




see Monique's blog for more of her lovely works of heART :) 

A Little Bit of a Flower Power ....

It's Helen here with a little bit of floral inspiration for you!

This is another of my favourite floral digi stamps from Imagine Digi Stamps by Kris and you see that it also features on the water mark Kris made for me.

The digi stamp is called 'Watering Can Tulips' and you can find it here in the Imagine That store.

I've used the main image and coloured it with Promarkers.  The base card is created by die cutting a circle and then folding that circle in half - simple but just a bit different.

Enjoy the rest of your week

Guest Designer Showcase

Well hello there!  It is the fourth Tuesday in February and that means it is time for the next edition of our Guest Designer Showcase.

Sheena and Pippa, our Guest Designers for the first quarter of 2016 are back today sharing some more lovely creations.  We truly hope that you will be inspired to do some creating of your own!
Sheena created this fun card using elements from...


 Pippa created this pretty easel card using images from...

...and a digital paper from...

 You can find more awesome creations from our Guest Designers by visiting them on their personal blogs.  Simply click the respective blog siggies found above.
Sheena and Pippa are here as guests for just one more month so I hope that you will join me again on March 8th for our next Guest Designer Showcase!  

Leesa's Dust Bunnies

Isn't she just darling?  I have colored her up with Copic markers, Polychromos Colored Pencils and Chalk Pastels. 
Her big die is a Lifestyle Crafts square scalloped die.

You can grab this set in the digi shop

Or you can get her in a bundle set 

You can see more of my creations by clicking on my siggy below - 
Thanks for visiting  *Ü*

Feeling Festive ?!!?

It's NEVER too early to get those Holiday projects started, is it??
And this set is totally sweet for Christmas projects!!

Feline Festive

Don't forget to check out the new challenge!! Show us your HEART!!!

Did you know there are FREEBIES at the shop!!! YES!!! You know you wanna freebie!!!
There are 6 sets for you to grab for FREE!! Woohoo!!!

Challenge Reminder - Show Us Your Heart

Welcome back crafters *Ü*   
Here it is the 3rd Saturday of the month - time for some inspiration from our 
using this month's challenge theme:
Show us your HEART

Remember, you can create ANY creative project using any stamps, digis, or other as long as you show us at least one heart :)  You can find a refresher of our Playground Rules here.  

 using Punny Pairs 1, Sweet Feet Tea Set, and a digi paper from the Tooty Fruity Pack

and Linda from the Craftastic Connoisseurs team created a 2nd card this month:

Now it's YOUR Turn!!  *Ü*

Winner Announcement for February 15th Giveaways!

Hey everyone! It is time to share the names of the winners from our February 15th new release giveaways!

However. before I start, we need to do a redraw for one of the prizes from the January 21st Giveaways.  One person didn't come forward to claim their prize.  This will be the final redraw.

Our winner* of the REDRAW for the A Little Behind set (offered up HERE) is...

Lori M 

...who said this:

Next up, it is time to share some cards from the DT and GDT 
using images from Monday's new releases!

This awesome card is from Linda, using items from the House Sold set...

Next up we have two wonderful samples using items from the On the MOOve set...

Here is a sweet card that Monique created using items from the Birthday Princess set...


Finally, here is some inspiration using items from the Pretty Princess sets.
Monique used Pretty Princess and Deanne used Pretty Princess v.2...


Card by Deanne

Readers had the opportunity to leave a comment for
their chance to win one of four different prizes.

For the House Sold set, and the On the MOOve set, both offered up HERE, readers were asked to answer the following question:   Do you tend to move a lot in your own life, or do you tend to stay put?

Some people tended to stay put, others moved around and there were a couple that did a bit of both! 

Our winner* of the House Sold set is...
Kathy D.

...who said this:

Our winner* of the  On the MOOve set is...

...who said this:


For the Birthday Princess set, and EITHER the Pretty Princess set OR the Pretty Princess v.2 set, all offered up HERE, readers were asked to answer the following question:   Who is your favourite princess from Grimm's Fairy Tales, Disney, or from other stories and legends?

While Cinderella was a clear favourite, Anna and Elsa from the Frozen movie also favoured well.

Our winner* of the Birthday Princess set is...
Tina Z.

...who said this:

Our winner* of the EITHER the Pretty Princess set OR the Pretty Princess v.2 set (your choice) is...

...who said this:

(*all winners chosen randomly with Mini Webtool)

Congrats Kathy D., Olga, Tina Z. and Sarah!!!
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 of the set you won, so I can email you the appropriate set.  Please be sure to claim your sets by March 4th or prizes will be forfeit.

Well, that is it for this round of giveaways.  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!