Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Let's Celebrate! with DigiStamps4Joy

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

Our first challenge on our new blog was on the 23rd February 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 DS4J blog ( during September! Join with us as we CELEBRATE!

You have arrived at Julie O's blog in NW Wisconsin, USA! I have been on the DigiStamps4Joy team for just about 6 months now, and I am continually overwhelmed at the talent and friendship of this team.  I am blessed!

Fabulous HOP Prizes

1. DS4J 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!
2. 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, you may want to start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though to the final stop (Zella’s blog). The full hop order is listed on the main DS4J blog.

 Speaking of celebrations, I've got a card to show you that I made just for this occasion:

I used the DigiStamps4Joy digi "Celebration Cake" on this card. One lucky commenter will win this digi!

 I colored the image with Copic markers and sponged the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar.  I used several Spellbinders dies on this card.  Papers are from Pink Paislee -- Soiree Collection 12x12.  The ribbon is from 3 Girl JAM. It is from the Tie Dye 2 Bundle. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart. A We R Memory Keepers Corner Scallop Chomper was used on the corners. The stick pin is from Pinque Peacock. I finished the card with some Skittles.
Here's a closeup of the colored "Celebration Cake Image: 

I am giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to the DigiStamps4Joy store.

Please read carefully!
1) Be/become a follower of THIS blog
2) Leave a comment on THIS post

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). Leave a comment on the blog post.

The Hop will end at 1600 (Central African Time) on Tuesday 16th September.
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 18th September.

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

There will be ad hoc prizes and discounts given away on the main DS4J blog only. But you will need to pop in regularly to 'catch these' as each one will only be available for a short time.
 That's all for me.  Off you go to the very talented Karin van Eijk's to see what she has for you! Let's keep this party rolling!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cards Galore Encore -- Make a Card!
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- ATG with Patterned Paper
Clear It Out Challenge -- ATG -- stash item -- paper is 3-4 years old
Fan-tastic Tuesdays -- ATG (must be square or rectangle)
Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge (CDB17) -- ATG with a Homemade Bow
Craftin Desert Divas Craft it up and link it up -- ATG
Crafty Bloggers Network -- ATG (1 of 3)
Digi Makeover Challenge -- must use digi
Marker Pop Challenge -- ATG with Copic markers
Melon Headz Friends Challenge -- Two or More Dies (I used two)
My Craft Creations -- ATG
Stamp and Create -- Circle or Dots (1 entry per week)
Word Art Wed. -- ATG


  1. Julie this is just so fun, sweet and colourful. Pure delight for our hop.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Oh Julie...your card is deliciously delightful. To pretty to eat...haaa thank goodnes. Hugs, Antoinette

  3. Congratulations Digi Stamps 4 Joy 100 challenges. Lovely card and image Julie. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop. I became a follower of your blog just before this blog hop.
    Best wishes, Margaret in Sydney, Australia.

  4. Fantabulous Julie, love it! Glad we are teamies xx

  5. A "yummy, yummy, yummy' cake! Beautifully coloured! Enjoy the hop.

  6. this is a delicious and beautiful card Julie.
    Gr Karin

  7. What a handsome looking card, and the image is very good. Great Blog you have here, glad to be in the Blog Hop.

  8. You really made a festive card for the celebration, great work! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  9. Sequins AND cake..oh my! Cute as a button this is! That is one yummy image you've dressed up. The pink smudges around the edge make me think of icing.

  10. Stunning design and great choice of image used...lovely to be a teamie with you.xxThe Journey is the Start

  11. I love this card, Julie! Your coloring, ribbon choice and the pin are all so perfect.

  12. Wow I really love your card! The colors, the papers you used...everything is perfect!

  13. Fantastic card, Julie! So fun and colorful! I love that line of PP papers. Gorgeous bow too! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ September Challenge.

  14. I just love your card! I'm hopping along the blog hop! Woot!

  15. What a delightfully sweet card! The colors are so fantastic and the design is eye catching.

  16. Amazing! beautifully colored. Your image is darling. Great layout and the paper choice is incredible.
    Fabulous ideas and inspiration. Looks good enough to eat.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  17. Hi Julie, this is so cute! Love all the layers, for some reason now I'm hungry for cake. LOL Thanks so much for joining us over at the Doodle Pantry "any digi" challenge. Good luck and I hope you come back and join us again!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  18. Love your cake decorating! Wonderfully done. Just came across DigiStamps4Joy and am loving what I'm seeing so far! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Yummy Cake! Great job! Thank you for participating in our challenge over at "Through the Craft Room Door". Hope to see you again soon! Melanie, DT

  20. I'dd like to taste a peace of this it looks delicious
    hugs Tonnie

  21. Gorgeous birthday cake. It looks good enough to eat. Great coloring, DP and wonderful embellishments. Good job Julie! I am so happy to be on the DT with you and the other lovely ladies. Have a terrific day! Hugs, Gloria

  22. Perfect card for a celebration. Love your ribbon and bows with that pin.

  23. You've really got me craving a piece of cake!!! LOL - What a sweet card. THanks so much for sharing with us this week, and please join us again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  24. Your cake card looks yummy!!
    Glad you have shared your card at Loves Rubberstamps, please come back soon, good luck!
    Hugs Blankina

  25. Cute card love the cake the shape and the stick pin not to mention your coloring on the cake is awesome!!!!! I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  26. Julie your card is just too sweet...literally. That cake looks good enough to grab a slice of it. And just love the fun papers that you've paired with it.

    Hugs ~ Charlene

  27. What a yammy card with great colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart, good luck.

  28. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 51 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thanks also for entering this into my Patterned Paper August challenge x

  29. Fab card, great design, thanks for joining us at Ladybug Crafts this month, xxxx

  30. Awesome card! Your image is so fun and I really like the layout of your card! Fabulous embellishments too! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Craftin' Desert Divas!

    Mollie's Motif

  31. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge blog...hope you stop by and play with us your challenge project..tfs <((><

  32. AMAZING! Love the coloring - so soft. And wow - all the shapes and the stick pin too - such a pretty card!!!

  33. WOW cakes, a lovely stamp and card, good luck everyone xxx

  34. Ooh lovely. Great way of using the ribbon!
    Hugs from Africa

  35. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafts Galore Encore this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT x

  36. I love that cake! Your coloring is awesome and the patterned papers are so lovely. I'm so glad we are teammates :) Hugs xx

  37. What an adorable card. Great coloring too. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Doodle Pantry Challenge #50!

  38. Yummy card. Love the colors and the elements you have added. Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends.

  39. Oh I love your card.That cake is perfect for the celebration. Like how you scrunched the ribbon.I just signed up to follow your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win some prizes.

  40. Great card with a yummy image. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.


  41. Julie, I love this image. Your layout and design are fantastic. Great job, teamie.

  42. Very festive - perfect depiction of celebrating. So glad you entered your card at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge.

  43. This is delightful. Love the birthday cake. Thanks for sharing at Crafty Sentiments. Hope to see you back tomorrow for our new challenge. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

  44. Adorable creation! Thanks for playing at Clear it out! We hope to see you next challenge and good luck!

  45. Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  46. Yummy looking cake. Great card Julie

  47. Oooo I want some cake! Lovely card Julie.
    Judy x

  48. Georgeous use of dies, the image...thanks for playing with us at Melonheadz Friends!
    xxx Margreet

  49. I like the layers, the image, the pin, the bow... I like it all!
    Hugs from Catalonia.

  50. Great card thanks for sharing at crafts galore encore , good luck x

  51. Hello! I was your winner of the blog hop. Thank you!! :D Adore this image cannot wait to color it! Margy has my email address. Looking forward to receiving your email soon!

  52. Love the colors! Thanks for joining in over at Doodle Pantry!

  53. That cake looks good enough to eat! Great use of layers and love the ribbon. Thank's for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make A Card Challenge #9 and Good Luck!

  54. beautiful card, lovely and fresh. thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt xx