Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Happy Anniversary...and Digistamps4Joy's Current Challenge

Hi all, it's time for our mid challenge reminder and time for Team B's turn to inspire you. Our challenge theme this time is Anniversary and I got to use a wonderful image that our new artist Rietta drew. My sister loves bird houses so Riette's new image 'Birdhouse' is perfect for an Anniversary card for her and her hubby. 
The cut out on the front is a program I got from Silhouette...I just loved the look of it and thought it would be perfect for this image. 
We hope that you will join us in our challenge. You are not required to use a DS4J image, but if you do you have a chance at winning the DT's Choice prize of a $10 Gift Voucher! To check out our challenge, the rules and prizes head on over to our Challenge Blog. 

Thanks for dropping by ~ Charlene

Image - DS4J's Birdhouse
Birds and Butterfly Die's - Memory Box
CS - Recollections
DP - K & Company
The foliage is the pieces that the Silhouette program cut out.  
I coloured the image with my Prisma pencil crayons and oms.  

Challenges Entered: 

 Addicted to Stamps: Challenge #116 - Anything Goes
Dazzling Diva Challenge: Challenge #46 - Fall or Anything Goes
Crafting With Dragonflies: Challenge #36 - Anything Goes 
Creative Moments: Challenge #53- Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination: Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps: Anything Goes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Digistamps4Joy New Release Oct. 5, 2014

Whoo's that time again, time for another New Release at Digistamps4Joy. Margy, Jen and Riette have been very busy coming up with some fabulous new images for you all to drool over so I hope that you will all pop over to our Challenge Blog and check out the new images. And while you're there,  check out the current challenge being hosted by our own Julie Perry. The theme is Anniversary and the DT has posted some incredible creations to  inspire you. 

For today's release I got to play with a wonderful new image called 'I am lost'. 
Now before you all start sending messages to Margy to let her know that the compass on this image is wrong, she already knows. In fact, she did this on purpose...which is why it's called 'I am lost'.

I hope that you will all head on over to Digistamps4Joy Challenge blog and check out all of the wonderful new images and the incredible creations my team mates have come up with to tantalize you. 

Thanks for popping by ~ Charlene


CS - Recollections Kraft paper
Wine CS - Recollections
DP - From my stash
Flourish Die - Cherry Lane Designs Mini Fanciful Flourish (cut into pieces)
Sentiment - My own
Distressing - SU Close to Cocoa ink pad
Coloured with my Prisma Pencil crayons and oms

Challenges Entered: 

Anything Goes with a Twist: Challenge #01 - Anything Goes with Anything Goes Twist. 
Art By Miran: Challenge #16 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: Challenge #249  All Sentimental - Use a sentiment
LOC: Challenge #48 - 3 or more layers
QKR Stampede: Challenge #107 - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge: Challenge #77 - Anything Goes
Dragon's Lair Design Challenge - Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge: Challenge #129 - Clean and Simple
Catch the Bug: October Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting At the Weekend: Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #62 - Anything Goes 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Digistamps4Joy 100th Challenge Celebration Winner

Well the day is finally here. I hope that you all enjoyed your time hopping with us over the last couple of weeks. We certainly enjoyed hearing from all of you. If you haven't already done so, we hope that you will join in on our current challenge that runs till the end of the month. The theme is Celebrations. 

I went really technical to pick the winner of my image. I wrote all of your lovely names and the number of your comment on pieces of paper and my dear daughter Kaitlynn picked the name out of a bowl for me. So the winner of my image is Angela Bonanno! Congratulations Angela, I'm so happy that you were able to hop along with us. Please contact Margy at to collect your prize. 

Thank you again to all who hopped with us. In celebration of our 100th Challenge, I have a small gift for one of my followers, who lives in Canada or the USA, who leaves a comment on this posting. I will be back on Sept. 24th to announce who my winner is. 

Hugs ~ Charlene

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Digistamps4Joy New Release Sept. 28, 2014...Birthday Wishes

It time for a new release again at Digistamps4Joy, my but the time seems to be flying by. And our fabulous artists have really outdone themselves this week. But before I get on with the new release, I would like to announce the winner of my small gift for our 100th Challenge Celebration. I'm so sorry that I am late announcing my winner. For some reason my brain told me I had put the end of the month, but when I checked I had put the 24th. So I do apologize for the wait. There were only 2 comments so it was quite easy to my winner is #1 UT's Hobby Time! Congratulations please send me an email at with your full name and address and I will get your prize out to you asap.

And now back to the new release. This week I got to play with an image called Record Player that our new artist Riette drew up. It's such a fun little image. My mom was looking for a birthday card while she was here and asked if I could make one up for her, so this is what I came up with. 
I coloured the image with my Prisma pencil crayons and oms. I cut it out with my Nestibilities Square Scallop (I think that what it's called lol). The background is an image from the Silhouette store called Musical Flourish and the Happy Birthday is also from Silhouette. The rhinestones and musical notes are from my stash. 

 Thanks so much for dropping by. I hope that you will head over to the Digistamps4Joy Challenge Blog and check out all of the other new images and the fabulous creations my team mates have come up with to inspire you. 

Challenges Entered:

Crafting At The Weekend: Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge: Challenge #48 - Anything Goes w/twist use some red. 
Treasured Times Stamps Challenge: Challenge #25- Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create: Challenge #91 - Anything Goes
Order of the Opus Gluei: Challenge #192 - Happy Birthday 
Dragonfly Dreams: Challenge #9 - Let's Celebrate with Jewels or Pearls (rhinestones on music note and sentiment)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's time for a fabulous Sale at Digistamps4Joy

That's right, in celebration of our 100th Challenge Margy is having a sale in the Digistamps4Joy Store. Now's the time to get all of those fabulous images that you've been drooling over! Just head over to the shop, pick out your images and enter the code DS4J25off when you check out.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New Release Day at Digistamps4Joy

It's time for another New Release at Digistamps4Joy and we have got some beauties once again. The one that I am going to showcase today is called Windy Day and you can find it here. 
I paired up Windy Day with Forest as I thought she looked like she was going for a nice hike. 

I hope that you will head over to our Challenge Blog and check out all of the other wonderful images being released today. And while you're there check out our current challenge. The theme is 'Celebration' and it runs until the end of the month. 

Thanks for stopping by ~ Charlene

Images: DS4J Windy Day and Forest
Coloured with: Prisma Pencil Crayons and oms
Die's: Memory Box Tender Leaves
Punch: Martha Stewart (not sure of the name as it doesn't have it on it). 
CS: Recollections
DP: From my stash
Green Gemstones: Forever In Time Ritz Collection
Orange Gems: Forever In Time Pearl Gems

Challenges Entered: 

613 Avenue Create: Challenge #90 - Anything Goes 
Amusing Challenges: Fall Foliage (leaves, fall image and fall colours)
Come and Get It Challenges: Use 3 of something (2 sets of 3 pearls and  2 sets of 3 leaves)
Craft a Scene: Fall Splendor (oranges, brown, green and red)
Fairytale Stampers: Challenge #44 - Favorite punch (Martha Stewart Vine leaf punch used to frame my images).
IDIC: Challenge #230 - Use a Die cut or Punch
Scribbles and Scrap: Challenge #27 - Anything Goes

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Digistamp4Joy 100th Challenge Celebration Blog Hop!!

Please look a bit further down for the winner of my image 'Bow River'. Thank you

In order to be considered for any of the prizes, please read the requirements carefully as we do not want anyone to miss out.

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy CELEBRATIONS Blog Hop. Oh my goodness, we are so excited that the day is finally here. I just can't believe that we are at our 100th Challenge already.

Our first challenge on our new blog was on February 23, 2012 and we are so 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...oh so many prizes.We have some new releases we are showcasing as well as some previously released  favorites. Each of the DT will be giving away the digital image they are showcasing to one lucky follower. And, if you enter our challenge, you again put yourself in line to win more of our digistamps. And the cherry on top of it all is Margy will also be throwing in some ad hoc prizes and discounts on the main DS4J blog during September!  So come on and join with us as we CELEBRATE!

You have arrived at my blog in beautiful Chilliwack, B.C. Canada.
I have had the extreme pleasure of being a part of the DS4J DT since June 29th, 2011! Wow....I am an old timer lol. I have been so blessed to be able to 'play' with these wonderful images for so long and to meet so many fabulous people both on the DT and from my posts here. Thank you so much to all of you who have come and visited me here over the years.

If you landed on my page first then just carry on to the next blog Desire, 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 though to the final stop (Ursula’s blog). The full hop order is listed on the main DS4J Blog and at the end of my posting.
The image that I got to play with for the hop is a previously released image called Bow River

  This is an actual place and this image was made for me by Margy from a picture that I took while traveling through Banff, Alberta here in Canada. Thank you so much Margy I just love it! THIS FABULOUS IMAGE IS ALSO THE ONE THAT ONE LUCKY FOLLOWER WHO COMMENTS ON MY BLOG WILL WIN! Yup, one lucky winner will win a little piece of Canada...or at least an image of part of it lol.           .
Here is the card I made for the Blog Hop.

Supplies Used:

Image: Digistamps4Joy Bow River
Dies: Nestibilities Floral Ovals and Romantic Rectangles, Cuttlebugs Vintage (Corner Die's), Memory Box Fresh Cut Grass and Deer Trio
Tree Stamp: Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree 
SU Ink for tree: Certainly Celery and Mellow Moss
Punches: By Martha Stewart (not sure of the name of it), (Corner Punch)
CS: Bazzil
DP: K & Company Susan Winget Designs
Coloured with: Crayola Crayons and oms, White Gel Pen
A Sister....sentiment: Desert Diva, Happy Birthday part is by me
Distressed with: Mellow Moss

Fabulous HOP Prizes

During the Hop (Sept. 3-Sept. 16):
- 7 New Release stamps as well as some previously released stamps on the DT Blogs. 
-The main DS4J blog is also giving away 100 REWARD POINTS that can be spent at the Digistamps4Joy store! 

During the Challenge (Sept. 17- Sept. 30):
-Margy will also be giving away Ad Hoc prizes and discounts on the Main DS4J Blog from Sept. 17 - Sept. 30. But you have to check back regularly because they will only be available for a short time. How's that for some fabulous prizes?

There are some rules for winning these prizes, so make sure you read these below!

Please read carefully - I do not want you to miss out!
1). Be/become a follower of THIS blog (I will check)
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). Leave a comment on the blog post.

The Hop will start at 8 a.m. Sept. 3, 2014 and end at 6 (South African Time) on Tuesday 16th September.
The full list of Blog Hop winners will be announced on Thursday September 18th on the main Digistamps4Joy blog.
Each blog will also indicate its own winner on September 18th.

Don't forget, you can still enter our regular challenge - running for the whole month, and with the theme of "Celebrations"
The challege starts on Wednesday  Sept. 3 at 8 a.m. and will end on Sept. 30 at 6 a.m.

Wednesday Sept. 18, 2014 - Make sure to come back on this day for another fabulous announcement! 

Your next stop will be the talented Desire 

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy our Celebration Hop.

Hugs ~ Charlene
DT participating

Ursula -
Zella - "Baby blocks (new)" -

Challenges Entered:

Crafty Sentiment Designs: Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge: Wk 35 - Travel/Vacation/Holidays (my trip to Alberta) 
Fan-Tastic Tuesday: Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
(Pin)spirational: Challenge #123 - Inspiration Image (colours)
TTCRD: Sept. 2-8 - Anything Goes 
Artistic Impressions: Challenge #107 - Anything Goes/Memories 
Crafting from the Heart: Challenge #34 - Anything Goes 
The Crafty Blogger: Sept. Challenge - Anything Goes 
Paper Makeup Stamps: Challenge #156 - Anything Goes 
Melonheadz Friends: 2 or More Die's Challenge 
My Craft Creations: Challenge 1/9 - 13/9/2014 - Anything Goes 
PPinkydolls: Challenge #1 - Anything Goes