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This Months Top Treats

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Two Complete!

 The final two squares of the year from the Crochet A Long 2013 at Ravelry.com!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Martini on Sunday!

This weeks NEW RELEASE image at Digistamps For Joy is Martini. Here is my card using this beautiful pre-colored  image.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

It's Knot Your Nana's Crochet!

Here they are the adorable set I made from Knot Your Nanas Crochet Facebook groups Crochet a long!  A few of the members are turning these into a garland but I am saving mine as possible appliques for stockings or a holiday Afghan. I am still undecided at this time! But I am so proud of my finished items!

Below is a close up of a few items that I had photographed individually.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

New Release Sunday!!

It is time for the best day of the week! It is Sunday and time for New Release Images at Digistamps4Joy! My digi image is from the very talented artist and owner of Digistamps4Joy, Margaret Kieser! 

Challenges Entered:

  1.  Challenges 4 Everybody - 2W, 3E - (2nd Week) Challenge #35 Anything Goes.
  3.   CHNC challenge extra for December 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Anything Goes at Digistamps4Joy!

Misteri and her BFF

Time for a NEW challenge at DS4J! It is ANYTHING GOES!!! Come play and show us your stuff!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Guest Designing For Glitter N Sparkle

This week I am guest designing for Glitter N SParkle! Go check it out and play along this week! 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

New Release Images!

Misteri Gardner

It is Sunday and time for one of the latest New Released Images this week! Here is the card I made for New Release Sunday! Sunday is such a fun day!

Friday, November 29, 2013

October Mystery Crochet-A-Long 2013

Here it is the October square for the CAL 2013 at Ravelry.com

Who.. Who.. Who are these going to?

I started off making a blue and green small one similar to the on the right as a swap item for an Owl swap I joined in the Blazing Hooks group on Facebook. The first one was lost in the mail, so I made another and added a coaster to it, I posted it earlier here on my blog. While I was making the little one on right, my daughters best friend was visiting and adored them and she wanted one. Hers is the one on the far left. After posting pictures of my fun project on my Facebook page an online friend who just so happens to LOVE anything owl. She offered to pay me for one and I made her the one in the middle. I did not accept payment from her. ;) Aren't they adorable! I will add the link to the site where I obtained the pattern soon onto this posting! Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Distress at Digistamps4Joy!

Time to Distress at Digistamps4Joy! Come on while the weather is great! Play along with us at Digistamps4Joy!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sundays are Best!

It is time for digistamps4joy  NEW RELEASE SUNDAY!! My favorite day of the week! This lovely image drawn by Jen Leeflang is absolutely beautiful!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

New Release Sunday at DS4J!

Its time for NEW RELEASE SUNDAY!!! With one of the new images I decided to incorporate crochet with my card and make an ornament!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Crochet Owl Pouch and Coaster

My second attempt at the Owl pouch in the top left corner the first one was lost in the mail and still has not arrived to my partner. I added a cute Owl Coaster to brighten her day!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Real or Faux stitching the next two weeks at Digistamps4Joy Challenges!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Blazing Hooks Crochet Swap

 These are the projects I received from the October swaps from the talented crocheters at Blazing Hooks Crochet Swaps!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

October Holidays Swap

 At Paper Craft Planet in the Anything Goes Group I received these awesome cards from my swap partners Mary and Anne for October Holidays Punk for a Day and Halloween!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Recipe Challenge!

Time for a Recipe Challenge! 3 design papers and 3 layers! Come show us your stuff in the Digistamps4Joy Challenges!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Embossing Challenged

Time for another great challenge at Digistamps4Joy! YOu can find this adorable image at the Digistamps4Joy store! Embossing dry or wet! Come on and join in on the fun! 

Challenges Entered:
  1.  Crafting By Designs - F -  Anything goes 
  2.  Inklings and Yarns - 3E, JFF - Always Anything Goes

Monday, October 14, 2013

It's A Hoot at Lady Annes Challenges!

Isn't he a "HOOT!"  I really enjoyed making this card with this adorable owl stamp, not only did I use up some old scraps but I had crafty time fun doing it! :) This weeks sponsored image brought to us by Bugaboo Stamps!

It is time for Anything Goes at Lady Anne's!

 I am the Guest Designer again this week so you, YES YOU, must stop by and take the challenge or leave some love!! See ya there!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Cuttlebug Pocket Fold Card

 Want to know more? Come join Paper Craft Planet and I will show how to make this in the Cuttlebug-ers Group! This challenge goes LIVE today and ends on October 27th!  


DS4J International Card Day Blog Hop WINNER

A huge thank you to all my lovely Followers old and new, who took the time to comment and hop along with all of the lovely and talented designers at Digstamps4Joy.
Remember if you are not the winner here, you still have a chance to win the main prize at DigiStamps4Joy's Home page, here, on Sunday, 13 October 2013.
Drum roll please .... and the WINNER from DigiStamps4Joy International Card Day Blog Hop, here at my blog is:
She had this to say about my card for the hop:
"Angela, your card is fantastic. I am a fellow Oklahoman and I love the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Beautiful coloring on this great image."

Congrats Linda you won this lovely DS4J image (“Champagne”)

Linda , please email Margy (the owner of DigiStamps4Joy) at info@digistamp4joy.co.za to claim your prize and mention that you have won the image at my blog xxx

Digistamps4Joy New Release Sunday

What a fun image to play with and you can have it to! Stop in at the Digistamps4Joy shop and choose from many beautiful images! This is the New Released image for today!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cuttlbuggin Acetate

In the Cuttlebuggers Challenge group over at Paper Craft Planet we were challenge to use acetate in our Cuttlbug machine. I found my acetate on a box of Swiffer wets. I embossed with the cute winter Penguin Scene and sealed glitter inside the two layers of acetate. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

BLOG HOP for International Card Day


BLOG HOP for World Card Making Day

  October 5th - 8th 11th 2013



Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy COUNTRY theme Blog Hop running from 5 –  8 11th October 2013 to celebrate World Card Making Day on the 5th of October. 

You have arrived at Angela's blog in Oklahoma, United States! For my theme I based it off of the American West heritage, thinking of the native Indians, the Oklahoma Land Run, and the National Cowboy Hall of Fame Museum to name a few places here in the state of Oklahoma!

Entrance of National Cowboy Hall of Fame

Fabulous Hop Prizes
1. DS4J is offering a different digistamp on EACH DT member’s blog as the prize for the randomly drawn winner on that blog. With 17 DT blogs in this hop you have 17 chances of winning a digistamp! So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun!

2. The main DS4J blog is also offering a whopping $30 Gift Voucher to the Digistamps4Joy store! Now isn’t that a fabulous prize?

There are some rules for winning these digis, 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 which is Antoinette 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 through to the final stop (Ursula’s blog). 

The full hop order is listed on the main DS4J blog.

 Here is the card I made for the Blog Hop.
The image was colored in with Copic Markers using colors E50 E53 & E57, and I created the horse shoes as well as the sentiment using my Silhouette Cameo, the scalloped frame was cut with the Cricut Machine, I punched a scalloped border on the gray pieces and used flowers that were the remnants from another projects border punching. :)

And here is the DS4J image (“Champagne”) you could win.

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

Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of the main DS4J blog
2). Collect all the letters scattered over the participating DT blogs,
put them together to create a quote, then email this quote to
Margy at info@digistamps4joy.co.za with subject title “DS4J Blog Hop quote”

Thanks for visiting my blog.
Your next stop will be the talented Antoinette

The Hop will end at 1600 (Central African Time) on Tuesday 8th October.
The full list of winners will be announced on Thursday 10th October Sunday 13th October on the Digistamps4Joy blog. 
Each blog will also indicate its own winner on 13th October

Main DS4J BLOG (no card or digi), List of all blogs published here
Alex - "Winston"
Angela - YOU ARE HERE!~ "Champagne"
Antoinette - "Margarita"
Asmah - "Weskus Fisherman's Village"
Berni - "Misteri in uniform"
Charlene - "Misteri toasting marshmallows"
Desire - "Mini Misteri as Bo Peep"
Ema - "Misteri with apple basket"
Jackie - "Michiko" 
JenLee (artist) - "Misteri as a scarecrow" - NEW DIGI!
Karin - "Whoa!"
Margy (personal blog) - "Neighbour Nancy" 
Pam - "Farm scenery"
Riette - "Karoo water"
Sharon - "Country Bride"
Ursula - "Guineafowls"


Thursday, October 10, 2013

October Holdays Swap

World Smile Day! Look at this adorable little rascal I received from my friend Claire in the October Holiday Card Swap over at Paper Craft Planet.

And for National Golf Day I received this beautiful card on the green from Josie!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Guest Designing at Lady Annes Challenges

Here is my second card for being a Guest Designer at Lady Anne's Challenges! The sponsored images are from Bugaboo Stamps! Isn't it so festive and wonderful!! Thanks so much for stopping by and do leave me some love! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Recycling at Digistamps4Joy

Use recycled items and ADD a snowflake


For my recycled item I used the large snowflake it didn't exactly cut out right on the Cricut machine and I had it in my stash for quite some time waiting for the right moment to use it on something, for my snowflake I am considering the embossed circle sentiments added on snowflake as my added snowflake. This adorable digi image I know I will use over and over for a long time isn't it adorable! Jen Leeflang the artist, has just recently celebrated her 500th image being submitted to Digistamps4Joy! You must stop by the store and see all of the images from the talented ladies who designed them! Why not play and have some crafty time fun!

DATE CHALLENGE STARTS ON DS4J BLOG : Wednesday 2nd October 2013
DATE CHALLENGE ENDS : Tuesday 15th October 2013 

Lady Annes Challenges Guest Designer!

It's time for Anything Goes at Lady Anne's!

 I am the Guest Designer this week! The challenge  is sponsored by Digistamps4Joy! For my card, being the frugal paper crafter that I am, I used up more paper scraps, I'm really working hard to lighten up the scrap paper box, so I can buy more pretty papers most of all my paper was purchased in 2008 so it is time for some new pretties to play with, I just can't bring myself to purchase more when I have so much!  My image is no different, I colored it in my Color Me Creative Copic marker class taught by Suzanne Dean and even though I am not totally satisfied with the way she is colored, I cannot waste her, she must have a home on a happy card! You must stop by and take a look at the challenge, play along and don't forget leave some love!! See ya there!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September Holidays Card Swap

Another great card received from the September Holidays Card swap over at Paper Craft Planet! This card is from the fabulous card designer Claire! I love card swaps! What a great way to rid me of some of my card stash! I don't know enough people to mail my cards out to, that is why I joined swaps to mail cards to soldiers and that kicked off my paper craft addiction, but after many swaps and joining challenges the cards are not leaving my possession fast enough. The goal was not to have more boxes of stuff stashed in the closet...lol! Unlike some card makers I do not feel confident with my card making abilities to advertise to sell cards that I have made, maybe someday. I have sold cards but as a fundraiser for Backpacks for Children, for this causeI refused to make a profit. :)