Monday, September 29, 2014

Think Pink

Another Deedee's Digi's card today...and this set is perfect for October.  The set is called "Think Pink" and with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month it's perfect to use for your friends to remind them to be checked regularly.

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Look at the whole set - it includes paper and the cute kitty image along with sentiments:






Why not pick up this set and not only make some adorable cards...but bring awareness too!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Now a little something to encourage you:





Thank you for stopping by today.  God bless you!!!!!


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Puppy Song

Animals are really something aren't they?  They love unconditionally.  Too bad that people aren't the same way.  I love using animal images - they always make me smile.  And over at Deedee's Digi's there is an abundance of animal images!!!  Of course I love each and every one.  This week I made this card using a set called "Make A Joyful Noise".  Here's the card:


Isn't that little puppy just adorable?  Check out the whole set:






I love Deedee's Digis because you get so much in the set - images (colored and uncolored), sentiments, and sometimes even papers!  What more could you ask?  Now don't forget that you can always get Freebies too (and who doesn't like Freebies?).  If you participate in the monthly challenge using the set of the month you will automatically be sent the next months set for FREE! 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

And before I leave you today...something to encourage you:





God bless you today and thank you for taking time to spend a few moments with me.  

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WINNER-WINNER....chicken dinner.....

It's time to announce the winners from the Digistamps4Joy blog hop!  As you may remember, there were prizes along the way...and when stopping at my blog I was offering a $10 gift certificates for the Digistamps4Joy store.  So.....go on over and start picking out some images and contact me at russnzella@yahoo.com so that I can arrange your prize....oh - and who won? Well that would be COLLETTE!  You can visit Collette's blog at Heavensent For You.  Collette, you not only won the gift certificate from me, but you also have won the image I used for my card - Baby Blocks - on the original Blog Hop post.  Congratulations!!!  Thank you to everyone for playing along and I hope you continue to come back and visit me from time to time.  God bless you!!!!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Hello Penguin

I'm a day late with my Design Team Spotlight post for Kitty Bee Designs.  Seems like I'm running late all the time lately.  UGH! 

I love Kitty Bee Designs images and there are some great new images in the shop.  For my card I used an image called "Top Hat Penguin".  The background is an embossed sheet that I received in a swap and then I added "thickers" saying HI!  This card has already been sent to the intended recipient to say "Hello". 

And something to encourage you today:


Thanks for stopping by today!!  God bless you!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

In The Sky

It's Aloha Friday at Kitty Bee Designs!  Our challenge this round is "In The Sky".....it can be absolutely anything you find in the sky - a bird, a plane, even Superman!  LOL!!  For my card I went a bit high in the sky....way up in the sky.....


Our sponsor for this round is:
Bugaboo Stamps    

Come on over and join us at Kitty Bee Designs for our Aloha Friday "In The Sky" Challenge

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Lastly, here's a little something to encourage you:

Thanks for stopping by today!  God bless you!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

CELEBRATIONS - Digistamps4Joy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy CELEBRATIONS. We are celebrating our 100th Blog Challenge with a Blog Hop running from September 3 to 16 2014, a month long challenge, and prizes during the month.

Our first challenge on our new blog was on the February 23, 2012 and we are thrilled to still have you as our 'fans' after 2 and a half years! As a big THANK YOU to all of you, we are holding a BLOG HOP where you can win many prizes, including more of our fabulous digistamps! We have some new releases we are showcasing and which will be given away to some lucky followers. If you enter our challenge, you again put yourself in line to win more of our digistamps. And to top it all off, Margy will be throwing in some ad hoc prizes and discounts on the main Digistamps4Joy blog during September! Join with us as we CELEBRATE!

You have arrived at Zella's blog.  I'm located in Barberton, OH, USA!  I'm so honored to be part of the Digistamps4Joy Design Team.  These ladies are so talented!!  They never cease to amaze me with their skill and design.

There are great prizes to win!!!  Digistamps4Joy is offering 6 new digistamps as prizes on six of the DT member’s blogs to a randomly drawn follower of that blog and who has left a comment. The other DT member blogs will be giving away a previously released digistamp, also to a randomly drawn follower and commenter! In addition, some of the blog owners may have personal prizes which are only applicable to the country they live in. So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun!  The prize for my blog will be a $10 gift certificate for the Digistamps4Joy store.

The main DS4J blog is also giving away 100 REWARD POINTS during the Hop to one lucky winner, which can be spent in the Digistamps4Joy store!  Now isn’t that a fabulous prize?  There are some rules for winning these prizes, so make sure you read these below!

Blog Hop Navigation
If you landed on my page first then just carry on to the Digistamps4Joy Blog, and then from the main blog again till you are back at my blog.  Once you reach back to me you have reached the end of the list.  The full hop order is listed on the main Digistamps4Joy.
Here is the card I made for the Blog Hop.



I love making baby cards so when I saw "Baby Blocks" I knew I had to make a card using it!  The ribbon is ribbon I had in my stash as well as the paper and buttons.  I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers.

RULES FOR ENTERING THE RANDOM DRAW ON MY BLOG
Please read carefully - I do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of my blog
2). Leave a comment on this post

RULES FOR ENTERING THE 100 REWARD POINT PRIZE ON THE MAIN Digistamps4Joy BLOG
Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of the main Digistamps4Joy blog
2). Leave a comment on the blog post.


The Hop will end at 4pm (Central African Time) on Tuesday, September 16th.
The full list of Blog Hop winners will be announced on Thursday 18th September on the main Digistamps4Joy blog.

Each blog will also indicate its own winner on September 18th.

CELEBRATION CHALLENGE
Don't forget, you can still enter our regular challenge - running for the whole month, and with the theme of "Celebrations".

AD HOC PRIZES
There will be ad hoc prizes and discounts given away on the main Digistamps4Joy blog only. But you will need to pop in regularly to 'catch these' as each one will only be available for a short time.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!  God bless you!!!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Kitty Bee Blog Hop

It's time for a blog hop!  Yep - the Kitty Bee Blog Hop.....the theme is Halloween.  Now I must admit that Halloween is not something I celebrate.  But I do think it's fun for kids to go Trick or Treating.  I used an image called Milk Box Cow digital stamp.  Isn't it really cute???  There are all sorts of neat new images at the Kitty Bee shop...check them out - they are soooo cute!!!


So here are the deets about the blog hop - you can win prizes!!!!  Who doesn't love freebies!!??  There will be 3 random winners from comments throughout the blog hop.  You don't have to comment on every blog to win - but if you do - you'll have that many more chances to win!  The blog hop will end on Sunday, September 7th at 11am Hawaii time.  Winners will be posted Tuesday, September 9th.  Here's the hop order:

Kitty Bee Designs Blog
TraceyB - Tracey's Corner Cards
Julie - I Made A Card
Taniaj - Manx Made
Katie -  Katie's Crafts
You are here now:  Zella - Joyful Expressions
TraceyMo - Mowbray Designs
Larissa - Muffins and Lace
Mari- M and My Crazy Family
Shirl -    Creations by Shirl
Michelle - Just A Nutter Stamper
Cely - Hawaii Paper Party
Niki - Stampin'HI
Leanne - Finding My Groove
Elina - Scrapbooks, Crafts, and Cards, Oh My!

Join our hop for fun and prizes.....I can't wait to visit the blogs too!!

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
Now a little something to encourage you:


Thank you for stopping by today.  God bless you!!!