Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Celebrations Card - DS4J Celebrating 100th Blog Hop Challenge - Using DS4J Arch Dancer (Colored)

Digi Stamps 4 Joy Challenge 100 - Celebrations
September - Month Long Challenge
2 Weeks Blog Hop
Lots of Prizes

Welcome to the Digistamps4Joy CELEBRATIONS Blog Hop. DS4J is celebrating their 100th Blog Challenge with a Blog Hop running from September 3 - 16, 2014, with a month long challenge, and ad hoc prizes during the month. Sorry for the long blog; but I need to provide the blog hop information and the month long challenge; plus the rules for a chance to win FREE prizes.

The first challenge on DS4J blog was 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, DS4J is holding a BLOG HOP where you can win many prizes, including more DS4J fabulous digistamps! DS4J has several new releases that are being showcased; 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 (http://digistamps4joy-sa.blogspot.com) during September! Join with us as we CELEBRATE!

You have arrived at Gloria's blog in West Hills, California! I am one of the DT with Digistamps4Joy.  I am thrilled to be part of this fabulous DT and to be celebrating our 100 blog challenge! I have been blessed and privileged to work with these wonderful ladies on DS4J DT.  I have met a lot of wonderful people on this Blogland adventure.  I am looking forward to meeting more friends and celebrating more DS4J challenges using these fabulous Digi stamps.

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; who has left a comment. The other DT member blogs will be giving away a previously released digistamp, to a randomly drawn follower and commenter of their blog! So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun!  Starting the 18th; some of the blog owners may have personal prizes which are only applicable to the country they live in. Be sure to check back on the 18th; so you can comment for a chance to win the personal prizes from some of the DT.  I will have a prize at that time for the second half of the month.

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(www.digistamps4joy.co.za/eshop)! 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 (Sept. 2 - 16, 2014

If you came from Emily's blog, then you are on the right path.  Visit Jackie's blog from here and then on to the next blog for the hop, OR 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 DS4Jblog and listed below as well.

Here is the card I made for the Blog Hop.  Be sure to follow the rules below for a chance to win this FREE DS4J Arch Dancer (Coloured).  This one ends on Sept. 16th for this digi.

Front of Easel Card

Inside Card if closed
Sentiment - Fresh Brewed Designs

Supplies used to create this card:

Frames for Image and Sentiment - Taylored Expressions Banner Stacklets 2
Flower Vines - Memory Box Fairytale Flower Border
Die at top - La-La Land Crafts Lattice Doily Border (8078)
Die on sides - La-La Land Crafts - Lattice Border (8077)
Butterfly - La-La Land Crafts Fancy Butterfly (8079)
Bow at top and bottom - Joy Crafts (8079)

Image - DS4J Arch Dancer (Colored)
Paper - CTMH Confetti Wishes (includes cardstock I used as well)
Cardstock colors - White Daisy, Canary, Thistle and Crystal Blue
Sentiment - Fresh Brewed Designs - Dancing - Life (I won this in one of their challenges)
Tiny Pearls - CTMH Bitty Opaques - (retired)
Larger Pearls on bows - CTMH Opaques (retired)
Blue Gems - Recollections
Bows at top and bottom - CTMH Confetti Wishes


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

Become a Follower and comment on my blog for a Chance to Win 
This FREE DS4J Arch Dancer Digi (Colored) 
Jenn is the Artist for this gorgeous digi.

Don't forget to add your blog to my linky; and leave a comment on my 2 yr. celebration by clicking here.


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 DS4J blog post.

DS4J is also giving away a free Digi stamp; "My Ballgown" to all Kit and Clowder Facebook members from Sept. 3 - 8.  Rules are posted on the K & C page.

This freebie giveaway for "My Ballgown" has ended; but the blog hop continues till Sept. 16th for a chance to win the digi that each DT used on their card creations.  

Thanks for all of those who participated and congrats to everyone who received it free!  

You can purchase it by clicking "My Ballgown".

The Hop will end at 1600 (Central African Time) on Tuesday September 16th . (7 AM Pacific Coast)

The full list of DS4J Blog Hop winners will be announced on Thursday September 18th on the main Digistamps4Joy blog

Each blog will also indicate its own winner on 18th September.  Be sure to check back on the 18th; so you can comment for a chance to win the personal prizes from some of the DT.  I will have a prize at that time for the second half of the month.

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.

DS4J Blog Hop List
Each blog post has their own chance to win!

DIGISTAMPS4JOY Blog - "100 Reward points" 
Alex -  "My new Sari
Annie - " Birgitta "
Antoinette  - "Two darling (new)
Asmah  -  "Geraldine"
Audrey - 
Berni - "I am a Girl"
Charlene - "Bow River"
Desire - " Joy" 
Emily - "Call a cab
You are here - Gloria - "Arch dancer - Colored
Jackie -  "Rosette (new)"
JenLee {Artist} - "Cherry on Top"
Julie O - " Celebration cake"
Karin -  "Bootie beauties"
Margaret Gilmer -  " Happy Birthday"
Margaret Kieser (Margy) - "Bunny magic"
Patricia - " Romany
Riette - "Balloon gift" 
Tonnie -  "Misteri pretty kitty"
Ursula - "My special cupcake" 
Zella -  "Baby blocks (new)

Thanks for visiting the DS4J blog hop.

Your next stop will be the talented Jackie's blog

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment Other Than Birthday (2 of 5) (Thursday)
4 Crafty Chicks - Something Old/Something New (Bow Die/Lattice Dies) (No limit)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes (No limit)
DL.Art September Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
My Heart Pieces - Use A Digi Stamp (No limit)
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Friday)
Chocolate, Coffee and Card Challenge - Bingo (Die, Bow, Blue) (1 of 2)
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge - TicTacToe (Something Old/Blue/New (1 of 3)
Creative Corner - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Simply Create Too - Show Us Something New (Lattice dies) (1 of 3)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes (3 of 3)
Sweet Pea Stampers - Lots of Layers (1 of 3)
Crafting At The Weekend - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Saturday)
Crafty Calender - Anything Goes (No limit)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Freestyle (1 of 3)
Just Us Girls - Wild Card Week (No limit)
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls (No limit)
Sweet Stampin - Embossing (Vines/bows) (1 of 2)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Option Autumn(1 of 3) (Sunday)
Come And Get It - Things With Wings (1 of 2)
Fairytale Stampers - Anything Goes/Using Stamp or Digi (1 of 1)
Glitter n' Sparkle - Show Us Some Sass (1 of 3)
Robyn's Fetish - Use a Digi (1 of 3)
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
That Craft Place - Summery Colors (1 of 3)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Summer Colours (No limit)
Card Mania - Butterflies and Bows (1 of 3)
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party - Anything Goes (No limit)
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Digi Makeover Challenge - Use a Digi (No limit)
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch/and/or Girly (1 of 4)
Dream Valley Challenges - Flowers (1 of 3)
Lexi's Creations - Sparkle and/or Shine (1 of 2)
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (No limit)

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Thank you for dropping by my blog today.  I love reading your loving comments; and appreciate each of you.  If you leave your blog link; I will do my best to follow you as well. I love sharing our adventure together in Blogland.  You can text, email or call if you have questions or requests.  Have a fantastic week!  Hope to see you again real soon!

 Remember - Keep On Creating!!
It's Good For Your Health!! 


  1. Awesome hop post and your card is a definite Gloria special edition.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Gorgeous image and colours and fabulous shape. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  3. Congratulations Digi Stamps 4 Joy on 100 challenges. Lovely card Gloria. I love that image , I bought it a when it came out. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop. I have been a follower of your blog for a while.
    Best wishes, Margaret in Sydney Australia

  4. Fabulous card Gloria, love it! Glad we are teamies xx

  5. Such a BEAUTIFUL card for the Hop!!!!

  6. this is such a very beautiful card Gloria.
    Gr Karin

    1. and Gloria

      Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

      Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  7. Cool arch design! That little dancer is so cute. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  8. Love your card and the colours, Great Blog you have here, glad to be in the Blog Hop.

  9. Stunning card you made, really colorful and happy! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  10. Love the design of your card and the cute image. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  11. Well done on DS4J's 100th Challenge! Love your card, gorgeous image and you have used such lovely colours too. Michelle x

  12. Pretty. Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas. ~DT Janis

  13. Fabulous colours and design, good luck xx thank you for joining our current challenge over at http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

  14. What a beautiful card! I love your work!

  15. Wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  16. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  17. I just love your card! Absolutely stunning! I'm hopping along the blog hop! Woot!

  18. Beautiful design and amazing coloring. Lovely card!

  19. Wow this is one elaborate card! Love your coloring of the digi - Thanks for joining in with JUGS!

  20. This is fabulous great design and colors. Thanks for joining us at the Brown Sugar challenge. Barb

  21. Such a fun card. Lovely, too!

    Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge this week!

  22. Beautiful card. and I love the purple tones. Thank you for sharing at Sweet Pea Stampers. We wish you good luck and we hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  23. Amazing, beautifully colored. Your image is darling. Great layout and the paper choice is incredible. Fabulous ideas and inspiration.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  24. Lovely job ... wonderfully done - especially like the way you used your die cuts

  25. Absolutely Beautiful!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  26. Such a colourful creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  27. beautiful Gloria I love it
    hugs Tonnie

  28. Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week. Marlene DT

  29. Your card is amazing! From the fabulous die's to that gorgeous paper that looks like it's sparkling, this card is totally scrumptious!
    Hugs ~ Charlene

  30. What a beautiful frame. Your color choice is fantastic.

  31. Fabulous design. Such a love card.

    Thanks for playing tic tac toe with us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  32. A super lovely card. Such a great design. Enjoy the hop, hugs, Ursula

  33. Utterly amazing Gloria, love the image, colours and fabulous shape and detail, hugs xxx

  34. Adorabe dancer great job with the coloring.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

  35. Beautiful card with gorgeous diecuts, love that sentiment. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart, good luck.

  36. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 44 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  37. Beautiful card, Gloria! Love the quote!

  38. Beautiful card. Love the sentiment and the vibrant colours Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  39. So pretty and fun! Love the brightness and carefree style....certainly a way to celebrate life!

  40. You've been busy! Love the lattice around the edge of the easel card. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

  41. This is a very lovely card - I like the bright colors and that gal as well - nice job TFS -Happy 100th Challenge - enjoy your day - Gail Scott

  42. Beautiful card - love the style and those gorgeous bold colours! I am already a follower (Fit Kitty). Happy 100th challenge to DS4J - fun blog hop - thank you!

  43. This is beautiful... love the colors and the paper you used. The image is pretty Rad too.... Thanks for joining us over at HIMCR for the challenge.

  44. Truly gorgeous creation with amazing dies Gloria. So glad we are teammies :) Hugs xx

  45. Gloria, this card leaves me speechless. I love the image and the sentiment together. Your coloring is great. Love the design too. You rocked this card, teamie

  46. Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley.


  47. I previously left a comment on the blog hop, but now I am just doing my design team comments for Sweet Pea Stampers. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers.

  48. oh just beautiful,great colours bless you for playing at TCP this week,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  49. What a fun card! Love that sentiment - so true. Some great dies there that I wish I had!

  50. Lovely creation =) Thank you for joining in with us at Digi Sketch Challenge and good luck!
    Marylee DT x

  51. Great card. I love the trellis work!
    Judy x

  52. Gloria, it's a lovely card.
    Hugs from Catalonia.

  53. Thanks for joining us at Treasured Times, we appreciate you playing along with such a lovely project. DT Deni


Hi to all you wonderful bloggers!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comments and support. I would love to have you as a member. Thanks so much. Hope you enjoy my blog. Gloria