Thursday, April 30, 2009

Twisted Thursday Challenge - S2GSC9

Time for another Shirleys 2 girls Sketch Challenge (see sketch below). This weeks twist is to add dimension. I think I can handle that one. I used one of the Shirleys 2 Girls newly released digital image -yep I'm hooked on digi stamps- called Good Garden DG10. The sentiment says "A good garden always has weeds." The contest ends on Sunday, May 3rd at midnight. You can find all the deets here as well as Mr. Linky so hurry and get creating. Just don't look too closely at my card and the sketch because I'm used my creative license on this one and changed it up a bit.



Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls - DG10 Good Garden -digital image
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, White, DCWV DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, 5/8 inch Rose Ribbon, CB Embossing Folder

Here's the sketch that I loosely followed :)



Need more inspiration check out what the other DT members have come up with this week:

Joy

Karolyn

Justine

Erin

Debbie

Pat

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Meet Brentwood - I Love _____

Have you seen this cute little owl yet? Meet Brentwood. I snatched him from JessicaLynnOriginal. If you still haven't tried digital stamps yet stop on by to grab this little cutie for a free download. You just have to be one of the first 200 people to grab it. Of course there are plenty more Brentwood images to choose from so be sure to check them out. And do you see that cute little I love you background? Well that is available from The Cutting Cafe. Just open, click and print. Of course you can also play with the font color, the size, or you can take the easy way out and print it on colored cardstock. Either way there are plenty of uses and you never have to worry about having inky fingers.



Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - I love you background, JessicaLynnOriginal - Brentwood
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, White, Basic Grey
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Star Punches, Offray Ribbon

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge - sponsored by Dustin Pike

Today's card was made for today's Digital Tuesday Challenge. The theme is April Showers bring May flowers. I used last weeks Splitcoast sketch SC225 for my layout and used a digital image from the internet. I wanted to demonstrate that not only can you resize digital images to fit your needs but you can also use the paper piecing technique. The same rules apply this week: you may create anything you want, but you have to use at least one digital stamp on your project. (No company restriction!) This week Dustin Pike will be giving away 3 images of choice to one lucky winner. To have a chance at winning post a comment with a link to your card on the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog. Now go get digital.


Digital Tuesday Challenge

Stamps: Rain Girl - internet website
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, White, DCWV DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, 5/8 inch Rose Ribbon, Metallic Pearl Accents

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dance with me and a blog award

Here's one of the 5 cards that I made with Memory Maker's Chloe's Closet DP pad. I used one of the digital images from Grab a Doodle Do. I am drawn to things in 3's so I added a couple more dancers to my image before printing it out. I added a handful of buttons and that was it. Pure and simple.





Stamps: Grab a doodle do
Paper: Groovy Guava, So Saffron, White, MM Chloe's Closet DP
Accessories: Copics, Silver Cord, MM Buttons

Last but not least I wanted to share a very cool blog award that I received from Deb who is super talented. How many people do you know that make cards with beautiful photography?


To keep it going I nominate my fellow Wish Rakers because you keep me stocked with awesome images and give me the motivation to create.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hey Slugger

I bought this digital stamp from The Greeting Farm awhile back and until today haven't finished a single card with it. I actually colored the image a couple of weeks ago and was feeling a bit lazy today and starting rummaging through my pre-colored stack of images. Sometimes when I don't have any creative juices flowing I just practice coloring. Sometimes that helps get me back in the swing of things. Of course I really prefer to color with my designer paper in mind. The pre-colored images can sit for awhile or go to my 5 year old so that she can make cards and stay out of my stuff *LOL*

The Greeting Farm_Ian
Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Baseball Ian- digital, Hanna Stamps- Baseball Hanna
Paper: Bashful Blue, White, Bo Bunny DP, SU DP
Accessories: Copics, Silver Cord, MM Buttons, Dimensionals, Misc. Twill Ribbon

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Twisted Thursday Challenge

Yep its Thursday already and time for another Shirleys 2 girls Sketch Challenge (see sketch below). This weeks twist is to add dimension. I think I can handle that one. This week I used the Cake Baker SG 154 image. The sentiment says "What you eat standing up... doesn't count!" Oh how I wish that were true. The contest ends on Sunday, April 26th at midnight. You can find all the deets here as well as Mr. Linky so hurry and get creating.


Shirleys 2 Girls
Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls - Cake Baker SG 154
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, White, DCWV DP
Ink: Pixie Pink
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, CB Swiss Dots, Silver Cord, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Gemstones, Paper Piercer, Top Note Die

Need more inspiration check out what the other DT ladies have come up with this week:


Karolyn

Justine

Erin

Debbie

Pat

Here's this weeks sketch:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Here's a Mother's Day card that I made using my new All about mom printable stamp set from The Cutting Cafe. This is one huge set (41 images). I just love all the sentiments it has. This set covers Mother's Day, Mom's Birthday, Thank you, etc. It is a great set. I used designer paper from My Minds Eye. Its slowly becoming my new favorite paper. I just love the colors and patterns. That and the fact that its usually double sided. More bang for you buck.



Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - All about mom
Paper: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, White, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, Pearl Accents, Certainly Celery Ribbon, SU Scallop and Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Good News and A Digital Challenge

Hello everyone. I'm happy to say that I have joined the Digital Tuesday Challenge Design Team. Woo Hoo! This week's challenge is a color challenge to help celebrate Earth Day. The colors are Green and Brown and *one* color of your choice. You may use multiple shadeds of the colors and you may add white or vanilla as your neutral. You may create anything you want, but you have to use at least one digital stamp on your project. (No company restriction!) Ellie at the Digital Stamp Oasis will be giving away 2 images from the Digital Stamp Oasis to one lucky winner. To have a chance at winning post a comment with a link to your card on the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog. Now go get digital.



Stamps: Digital Stamp Oasis -Susie the Squirrel in the rain
Paper: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, White, Pebbles Inc.

Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Copics, 5/8 inch Chocolate Ribbon, Certainly Celery Ribbon, SU Oval Punch, SU Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Copper Cord, Brown Button

Monday, April 20, 2009

A Happy Hello

Have I told you that I love digital stamps? Its not just being able to resize them. Its also being able to manipulate the orientation of the image as well. This giraffe digi started off as one single giraffe. I resized it and added a mirror image so it appears to be one image. I didn't need a stamping ma jig or anything to line them up and since I didn't have to actually stamp it I knew I'd get a crisp clean image the first time. Anyway this image is from Squigglefly and is called Keep your neck covered.



Stamps: Squigglefly - Keep your neck covered, Digital Stamp Oasis - sentiment
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, White, DCWV DP
Accessories: Copics, 5/8 inch Chocolate Ribbon, SU Oval Punch, SU Scallop Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Silver Cord, Buttons, CB Embossing Folder -Swiss Dots

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Stamping Bella and a blog award

I don't have many Stamping Bella stamps but occassionally am lucky enough to get my hands on images from fellow Wish Raker's. This image came from my friend Sparkle who makes incredible projects that steal the show each and every time. Here's Bella pretty in pink.



Paper: Pretty in Pink Pixie Pink, So Saffron, White, SU DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Flora Doodles Flowers, So Saffron Ribbon, Pearl Accents, Dimensionals

BLOG AWARD:
I almost forgot that I received a blog award from Teresa all the way in Spain. I would love to go there someday. Thanks for thinking of me Teresa. To keep this award going I nominate my fellow blogging sisters for all their friendship and daily inspiration. Isn't that little award the cutest thing?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Enjoy your day

Here's a card for The Way to Use it Challenge (WT214) on Splitcoast. The challenge was to to use frames. Altered frames, picture frames, inspirational frames, stamped frames. I used one of the sentiments from the Sentiments and Stems Printable Stamp Set from The Cutting Cafe as my frame. Its actually supposed to be used as a flower stem. I copied the stem sentiment and rotated it so that I could create a box around the image. The set has a bunch of circlular flower tops as well as various sentiments. The image was from a coloring book page that I found on the internet. There is just way too much fun stuff out there. How does one find the time?

The Cutting Cafe

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe -Sentiments and Stems
Paper: Ballet Blue, Pumpkin Pie, White, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, Buttons, Silver Cord, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Twisted Thursday

It’s time once again for Shirley’s 2 Girls Twisted Thursday!! We’ve got another fun sketch challenge for you to play along with, and the twist this week is to ADD FLOWERS OR BUTTONS. The deadline for uploading is Sunday, April 19, 2009 at midnight PDT. For full details click HERE. I did end up cheating a bit since my card only has 3 circles across the top.


Here's this weeks sketch:



Need some inspiration? Check out the other DT's projects:

Joy

Karolyn

Justine

Erin

Debbie

Pat

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My first scrapling

Here's my first scrapling. The card measures 1.25 X 4.25 which should make finding or making an envelope interesting. I used the digital image from The Sketching Stamper. She has fabulous digital designs with a price you can't beat. I try not to visit too often because there is always something that I have *LOL*



Stamps: The Sketching Stamper - Vicki
Paper: Real Red, White, DCWV DP
Accessories: Copics, 5/8 inch Chocolate Ribbon, Pearl Accents, Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Shirleys 2 Girls -222 Challenge

THINK COLOR! THINK YOUNG! THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!

Shirley's 2 Girls 222 Challenge April 14, 2009 Starts at 2 pm cst. What can you win? $22 of Attitude Gratitude (short for free stamps!)

No template this week but you'll need to let your imagination go wild with COLOR using the color palette of lavenders, oranges, lime, black and white. Now let's go back to your childhood with this Nursery Rhyme! "Mary, Mary, quite contrary… how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells And pretty maids all in a row." More deets here. I used the digital image from Shirleys 2 Girls and The Cutting Cafe's shaped card template for my card base.



Here's a picture of the same card with a scalloped background. I'm not sure which version I like better so I thought I'd just include them both and let you decide.



Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls digital
Paper: Pixie Pink, White, American Crafts DP
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals, Primas, Pearl Accents, American Crafts Ribbon, Scallop Punch


Need more inspiration check out the other DT ladies have been up to:

Debbie Erin Joy Justine Karolyn Pat

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sweet Spring

I am so ready for spring and of course it is raining/snowing here in Iowa. For some reason I have been gravitating towards the In colors of the past. My all time favorite is Marigold Morning. This time I used Groove Guava. The main image is Sarah Kay and the Small Paisley Butterfly from The Rubber Cafe.



Stamps: Sarah Kay, The Rubber Cafe - small paisley butterfly, Polka Dots and Paisley
Paper: Groova Guava, Barely Banana, White, Misc. DP
Ink: Groovy Guava
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Martha Stewart Punch, Dimensionals, Groovy Guava Ribbon

Saturday, April 11, 2009

BIG SALE - The Cutting Cafe

EASTER WEEKEND SPECIAL TWO FOR ONE
Yes you read the title right...............to celebrate this WONDERFUL holiday, The Cutting Cafe is having a 2 for the price of 1....................so for every set you purchase, you can choose another set of equal or lessor value for free...............

Please note: when placing your order, please do not pay for the free sets, just leave me a comment in the note section of paypal the ones you want for free............ this special will be good until midnight Tuesday the 14th of April.


Here's a little project using the Monogram set from the Cutting Cafe. I wanted to add more to it but didn't have the heart to cover up that fabulous paper.



Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Monogram Set, Alphabet JW
Paper: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue, Bo Bunny Press DP?, SU DP
Ink: Brilliant Blue
Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon, SU scallop and circle punch, Dimesional, Silver Cord

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Pounce

Here's a Squigglefly card using my latest digital image called The Pounce. I really wanted to make him a Calico cat but didn't think I could pull it off. I still have a long way to go when it comes to coloring. Since the image was digital I was able to determine the size I wanted which is a great, great thing. Also for the month of May, Squigglefly will be releasing a new image each day. If you pre-order before May 1, you can get all 31 images for $30. Wow that's a lot of crafting. Just head on over and click on the One a Day in May banner. And if you aren't sure about going digital yet they do offer a cute hummingbird image for free.

Squigglefly

Stamps: Squigglefly - The Pounce
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Brilliant Blue, White, DCWV, Sassafraslass DP
Accessories: Copics, 5/8 inch Chocolate Ribbon, Dimensionals, Brown Button, Copper Cord

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Precious Moments Easter

Here's a sweet little card using a precious moment image that I think is just adorable. The background stamp can be found at the Cutting Cafe and is from Easter Set 1. I don't know about you but there is so much cute stuff out there and so much that I want to show you. I just have to figure out a way to squeeze it all in. Any tips on how to make that happen?



Stamps: Digitial Precious Moments, The Cutting Cafe - Easter Set 1
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, White
Accessories: Copics, 5/8 inch Rose Ribbon, Dimensionals, Prima Flower, Pearl Accent

Twisted Thursday Challenge

It’s time once again for Shirley’s 2 Girls Twisted Thursday!! We’ve got another fun sketch challenge for you to play along with, and the twist this week is to use olive, purple and rose. The deadline for uploading is Sunday, April 12, 2009 at midnight PDT. For full details click HERE. This week I used the Easter Bonnet Digi DG7, the Indulgence Paper Pack SP5 and the Indulge Velvet Ribbon -SR 12.




Stamps: Shirleys2Girls - Easter Bonnet
Paper: Gable Green, Lavendar Lace, Indulgence DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Indulge Velvet Ribbon, Me and My Big Ideas Embellishment
Here's this week's sketch:


Doesn’t that sound like fun? Need some inspiration? Well, check out the samples that the fabulous Ladies With Attitude have created to get your mojo moving.

Joy

Karolyn

Justine

Erin

Debbie

Pat

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Pink Papery Studios

Here is a card using digital stamps from Pink Papery Studios. The adorable set is called Fly Into the Sky. The actual image is a star shaped balloon. I ended up buying this cute little embellishment from My Minds Eye and thought that it could pass as a balloon. Don't you think? This is also my second post today so please scroll down to see my Easter card that I posted.




Stamps: Pink Papery Studios - Fly into the sky
Paper: Morning Marigold, White, DCWV DP
Accessories: Copics, Buttons, Dimensionals, Silver Cord, My Minds Eye Embellishment, Pacific Point Ribbon

Happy Easter

I've finally started thinking about Easter. A little late I know. I'm not sure where the time goes but it sure is gone in a hurry. This cute little chick is from The Cutting Cafe and is part of a really cute set called Easter Set 1 and the sentiment is from the Easter sentiment set. I took the easy way out on this one and paper pieced the little chick using So Saffron rather than taking the time to color in the little guy. Quick and easy is this weeks motto. I have a lot of other projects to share with you this week and the following week and can't wait to create more.

The Cutting Cafe

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Easter Set 1, Easter Sentiments
Paper: Rose Red, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, White, Pebbles Inc. DP
Accessories: Copics, So Saffron Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Shirley's 2 Girls -Digitals



HOP ON OVER S2GIRLS... NEW DESIGNS ARE HATCHING BY THE MINUTE! S2G ARE offering some great new designs as DIGI images.. some of the cutest bunnies & other easter images and also a few little whimsical bugs...these arejust the beginning of fun images to come!check them out...be the first to have these fantastic images! thanks...for looking...S2G