Monday, September 25, 2017

Digital Delights Tiny the Turkey digital stamp Thanksgiving card idea


I'm up for Hostess Monday on the Digital Delights blog today, sharing this Thanksgiving card. We cardmakers tend to think of Halloween when autumn arrives on the calendar, but remember – Thanksgiving is not that far behind and if you're in Canada, it's right around the corner!


Thanksgiving is a distinctively North American holiday (October 9 in Canada this year, November 23 in the United States) so it's not something we celebrate here in France, still I do like sending cards to family States side in honor of the day.


So whether you're celebrating October 9 or November 23, this Tiny the Turkey digital stamp and Count Your Blessings sentiment set are the perfect way to show your loved ones you care and – added bonus – Tiny the Turkey is on sale right now for just $1.50!

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, bargain bin patterrned paper
Digital Stamp – Digital Delights Tiny the Turkey and Count Your Blessings sentiment set
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – La Cabina stitched square die
Embellishments – enamel dots

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Digital Delights September new release – Cutie Fangz stamp set Halloween card

Paperesse – Digital Delights Cutie Fangz stamp set Halloween card.

September new releases are now available for purchase at Digital Delights by Louby Loo. My new release card for this month is a Halloween card, featuring the Cutie Fangz stamp set (includes digital stamp and sentiment).


As with this Pumpkin Peggy Halloween card from last month, I've used Tactile Studio Tricks digital paper pack.


I've kept embellishments simple with coordinating buttons, cutting off the pumpkin button's shank so it would lie flat. I'm happy to finally use this pumpkin button, picked up ages and ages ago with a thrift store button tin and never used. Honestly, I've kept forgetting I have it, until I'm looking for something else – say around Easter – and then it's been too late to use it.

Click on over to the Digital Delights blog to see what other lovely creations DT members have to share with you today.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Tricks digital paper pack
Digital Stamp – Digital Delights Cutie Fangz set
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – buttons

I'm linking up with: Creative Moments #126 – ATG, The Crafty Addicts #40 – ATG/Add a brad or button, Crafty Creations #350 – ATG, Craftaholics R Us #36 – Pumpkins, and Creative Knockouts #211 – ATG.

Friday, September 8, 2017

'My First Trip to Europe' Paris mini-album

'My first trip to Europe' Paris mini album, by Paperesse.

My niece visited us right after Christmas last year. We spent New Year's in Paris, then out and about around France and Switzerland afterwards. It was her very first trip to Europe.

As I mentioned with this London mini-album, I think it is very important to actually print out some of our photos. She was uploading photos to Facebook during the trip and that's all well and good, but in future years will Facebook still be there? I thought it important she have this special physical souvenir of her trip.

I used two Paris themed mini-kits I found at my favorite discount shop. I believe I paid around €2 a piece. I don't know the manufacturer and I had a doozy of a time even finding a link to share with you, but if you look at No. 6 HERE you'll see the one I used. It's a nice kit, but not much to it. On sale it was fine, but I certainly wouldn't pay the €8.11 price they're showing in the link.

There were thirty four photos I wanted to use, so I added cardstock inserts. Papers are a blend of pieces from the kit and ones from my stash. The same goes for embellishments, sticking with relatively flat ones so it would close. I noted on each photo the date and where it was taken before printing it out. Ribbon and charm decorated ring binders hold it all together. *Crafty Tip* Want to know how to keep ribbon from fraying? Use a little Fray Check brushed on each cut end after you tie them. Here's a sampling of some of the pages:



My favorite way to keep a mini shut is with this type of elastic closure and I plan the front in advance so that the elastic won't damage anything on it. In the bottom right photo above you can see how it looks on the last page of the album. Here's how it looks from behind when closed:


And here's the front closed:



My niece loved it (I sent it to for her birthday)!

I'm linking up with: Mini Albums Makers Challenge #1.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Not able to see who pinned what on Pinterest Home feed


Maybe you've noticed after your last Pinterest update that it is no longer showing who has pinned what on your home feed.

I follow a lot of crafting boards (and if you're reading this here I'd bet money you do too) and seeing who had pinned what was a determining factor as to whether or not I actually clicked on the pin to open it and find out more – be it re-pinning it myself, or actually visiting the originating site. I also liked seeing what family members and friends where pinning. Now, you have to click on the pin to see who of the many people you follow pinned it and then click again to close it. So, two steps now to see who pinned what, where none were required before.

My home feed has been reduced to a frustrating mess. And this on top of removing that cute little heart like button, that I, well, liked. Maybe if enough of us complain, they'll realize their mistake.

I've voiced my objections to Pinterest and if you'd like to as well, here's how. Click on this Pinterest Help Center link and do the following:
  • Where it says What do you need help with? choose the subject Using Pinterest/Edit settings
  • Then under Tell us more select Home feed.
  • Skip the blah, blah that appears underneath that and click on the red I still need help button. 
  • On the right had side of the screen you can fill in what you want to say for a message. I filled in the Title for your message box with Bring back who pinned what identifying info to home feed. In the Description box, you can fill in your complaint and why you want to be able to easily see who has pinned what as we did before. Be sure and click Send at the bottom.
After you send this complaint you will get an automated response trying to redirect you to other links. You can reply to this automated response with more info; I just repeated what I'd said before. 

Resist!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights – From Our Gnome to Yours – Christmas step card

Digital Delights Christmas Gnome set step card, by Paperesse.

It's another Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights; click on over to see what projects DT members have to share with you today. My card features the Christmas Gnome set (includes stamp and sentiment).


Sizzix's Baby Dresser die is the base for this card. I've only ever used this die once for a baby card, but it makes a great smaller step card, as demonstrated with these Easter and Halloween cards; plus it's small enough to fit in a standard C6 11 x 16cm envelope. The patterned paper background and paper piecing used for Mr. Gnome, come from docrafts A4 Jolly Santa paper pack (on sale at that link for only €2.50, if you can figure out the Dutch).


Embellishments are velvet look brads with the prongs cut off (is there any other way to really use a brad?! not as far as I'm concerned).

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, docrafts A4 Jolly Santa paper pack
Digital Stamp – Digital Delights Christmas Gnome set
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Sizzix's Baby Dresser die, Die-namics rectangle & square stax
Embellishments – de-pronged brads

Monday, August 14, 2017

Alter a kraft wine bag for a decorative quick and easy wine bottle gift

Altered kraft wine bag with Digital Delights Vino Mickey stamp, by Paperesse.

I'm up for Hostess Monday today on the Digital Delights blog, sharing a quick and easy wine bag project.

In France, it's customary to give a bottle of wine to your host when you're invited to someone's house (and flowers to the hostess). I came across these plain kraft wine bags a while back and purchased a few, thinking they'd be nice to personalize.


A recent dinner invitation to some friends' home had me digging one out and using it. I was running short on time so I chose a pre-colored version of Digital Delights Vino Mickey stamp and Cheers sentiment set. This is a nice thing about Digital Delight stamps, there's a colored version to choose from if you don't have time/don't choose to color.

The before wine bag photo.

I printed out the stamp and sentiment, diecut each with coordinating cardstock, and adhered to the bag. A grape bunch and enamel dots are simple embellishments. I think the bag after photos are much better than the bag before, don't you?!

Supply List
Paper – kraft paper wine bag
Digital stamps – Digital Delights colored Vino Mickey and Cheers sentiment set
Dies – Die-namic oval and rectangle stax
Embellishments – grape bunch, enamel dots

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Digital Delights August new releases – Pumpkin Peggy stamp set Halloween card

Digital Delights Pumpkin Peggy digital stamp Halloween card by Paperesse.

August new releases are now available for purchase at Digital Delights by Louby Loo. My new release card for this month is a Halloween card, featuring the Pumpkin Peggy stamp set (includes digital stamp and sentiment).


As with this Peggy Legz birthday card from March, I see Peggy as a freckled redhead with green eyes, and so she is again, this time all ready for autumn and Halloween.


Paper is from Tactile Studio Tricks digital paper pack. Embellishments are simple matching buttons. Click on over to the Digital Delights blog to see what other lovely creations DT members have to share with you today.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Tricks digital paper pack
Digital Stamp – Digital Delights Pumpkin Peggy set
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics rectangle stax
Embellishments – buttons

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Di's Digi Stamps Ellie Elephant Birthday card

Di's Digi Stamps Ellie Elephant birthday card, by Paperesse.

This is a birthday card I whipped up for one of my aunts, using Di's Digi Stamps Ellie Elephant stamp (retired) and sentiment from Cuddly Buddly Crafts Kim's Digital Stamps Round Greetings Mixed 2 sentiment sheet. These are two of my favorite digital companies – I love Di's stamps (cute without being cutesy) and these Cuddly Buddly Crafts print out sentiment sheets make it super easy to add a sentiment.


For some reason, these sentiment sheets seem to go especially well with Di's designs. You can see where I've used the same type of sentiment with this Easter card and Valentine's Day card.


Paper is a miscellaneous outlet shop find from a company called Peddy; never seen it anywhere else before, but it is a very pretty, sturdy paper. A little traditional and crinkled paper ribbon add the final touch.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Peddy paper pack
Digital stamps – Di's Digi Stamps Ellie Elephant, Cuddly Buddly Crafts Kim's Digi Stamps Round Greetings Mixed 2
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – ribbon

I'm linking up with: A Perfect Time to Craft Aug. – ATG, Little Red Wagon #405 – Favorite Products (Die-namics circle stax die, Di's Digi Stamps and Cuddly Buddly sentiment sheets), Crafty Creations #347 – ATG, Crafting by Designs Aug. – ATG, and 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #5 – ATG with a critter.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights – Painting Pierre thank you card

Merci thank you card with Digital Delights Painting Pierre digital stamp, by Paperesse.

It's another Delightful Thursday at Digital Delights; click on over to see what projects DT members have to share with you today. My card features the Painting Pierre stamp and A Touch of France sentiment set.


I sized down the Merci sentiment and placed it on the painting behind Pierre. Paper is from Tacticle Studio Hanson digital paper pack.


Embellishments are ribbon, felt fleur de lys stickers and pearls, all nice and relatively flat for mailing.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Tactile Studio Hanson digital paper pack
Digital Stamp – Digital Delights Painting Pierre and A Touch of France sentiment set
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax
Embellishments – ribbon, felt fleur de lys stickers, pearls

I'm linking up with: Addicted to Stamps and More #252 – Make Your Mark, Craftaholics R Us #29 – ATG, Crafty Gals Corner #133 – ATG, Creative Moments #123 – ATG, and Day Dreamer Challenges #1 – ATG.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ewe rock! Tiddly Inks congratulations/just because/encouragement card


My niece graduated from university last year and found her first full time teaching job for this coming autumn (she's been subbing this last year).


She's so excited about having a steady job, being independent, able to move out and live on her own.


To let her know we're proud of her, I created this card using Tiddly Inks Ewe Rock! stamp. Papers are Tactile Studio Musical digital paper pack. Embellishments are die cut musical notes.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock,  Tactile Studio Musical digital paper pack
Digital stamp – Tiddly Inks Ewe Rock!
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namic square stax, La Cabina stitched square, Artemio and Toga musical notes

I'm linking up with: Tiddly Inks Challenge #203 – Independence, Aurora Wings #54 – Fur & Feathers, Crafting From the Heart #168 – ATG, Crafty Cardmakers #193 – Lots of Layers, and Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1729 – ATG.
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