Friday, May 29, 2009

Surfer Emma

This little cutie is part of the Beachies set by C.C. Designs. I colored it sometime ago and finally got around to making a card with it. I used the Aqualicious set from Funky Fairy's Papercrafts. The paper is so bright and colorful. I love it. Although I was dying to add flowers or ribbon I thought I'd keep it simple and only added a couple of buttons. Since the image was pre-colored it only took a couple of minutes to put together. Can't go wrong there.




Stamps: C.C. Designs - Beachies digital images Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, White, Funky Fairy's -Aqualicious kit Accessories: Buttons, Silver Cord, Sewing Machine

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Twisted Thursday Challenge S2GSC12

Time for another Shirleys 2 girls Sketch Challenge (see sketch below). This weeks twist is to use monochromatic colors. If you've never made a monochromatic card I'd start with picking your comfort color and going with that. The contest ends on Sunday, May 31st at midnight. You can find all the deets here as well as Mr. Linky so lets see what you've got. For my card I used the digital image called On the Road DG14. The shape of the image was perfect for the sketch. I knew I wanted to start with pink but didn't have any coordinating pink paper so I printed out some digital paper from Digichick and went with that. The set is called What goes around by Aheimann. I'm not sure if its available anymore I downloaded it more than a year ago. I kept pretty true to the sketch and went on the simpler side. I still think it needs more I just couldn't find what I was looking for. To give the catepillar a little character I printed it out on matching designer paper and used dimensionals to help him become the focal point of the card. Now its your turn.



Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls - On the road DG14
Paper: Pretty in Pink, White, Digichicks -What goes around
Accessories: 5/8 inch Rose Ribbon, Misc. Ribbon by the Yard, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Here's the sketch:

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

Joy
Karolyn
Justine
Erin
Debbie
Pat
Jeannie

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dustin Pike- Fisherman

I bought this Dustin Pike image a week or so ago and thought I should justify my spending by actually using it. I have so many stamps (the digital images are multipying like crazy) that I have been trying to buy less because I fear that I'll never have enough time to get to them all. This image was part of a bundle of stamps 10 for $10 so how could I resist? Of course there are more bundles and more individual stamps. The DT members must be going wild with all the images he comes out with. I can only imagine. This is where digi meets rubber. I paired the Fisherman digi image with SU's And Many More set which I used as a background to give the image more of a focal point. I do use rubber stamps on occassions *LOL* This time it was because it started off in my SU card class but I chose to make something entirely different with the supplies than intended.


Dustin Pike

Stamps: Dustin Pike, SU And Many Mower
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Always Artichoke, Naturals Ivory, Baja Blue, White, Manchester DP
Accessories: Copics, Ovals Die, Vintage Brads, Crimper, Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge -SC111

For some reason I convinced myself to complete today's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast. I really wish I would have looked to see what the sketch was BEFORE I made the decision to do it. This one was tough for me but I stuck with it. I used 3 different digital stamps from InStyle Stamps and the sentiment from Stampin Up called Great Friend. Next time I'll look first *LOL*



Stamps: InStyle Digital Stamps
Paper: So Saffron, Garden Green, White, My Mind's Eye DP
Ink: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Black
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, 5/8 inch So Saffron Ribbon

Digital Tuesday Challenge

Today's card was made for today's Digital Tuesday Challenge. This weeks card was a wedding theme. I wasn't able to take a decent picture of the card I made for the challenge with all the rain here so I made a last minute substitution and added one that I made sometime ago but never posted. To make it I downloaded a free printable card kit from Fred, She Said. The kit included two pre-colored flower images and 2 designer papers. I just added ribbon and an embellishment and poof! Done. The picture really doesn't do the paper justice. Its actually rich in color IRL.

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. Happy Creating.




Stamps: Fred, She Said
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Fred, She Said DP
Accessories: 5/8 inch Chocolate Ribbon, Straight Pin, Dimensionals, Misc. Bead, Paper Piercer

Monday, May 25, 2009

Enjoy your special day

This week's Squigglefly Design Team Challenge is a color challenge. We were asked to use Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip and Brocade Blue. Since I didn't have any Brocade Blue on hand I improvised and used Demi Design's digital papers for my designer paper. All three designer paper designs are digital. The Enjoy your special day sentiment is from my new printable Father's Day set from The Cutting Cafe. So if you haven't started your Father's Day project yet head on over to the Cafe and take a gander.


Stamps: Squigglefly - I love you daddy, The Cutting Cafe - Father's Day
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, White, Demi Designs Digital DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Spellbinders, Button, Offray Ribbon

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Birthday

Here's a birthday card I made using my new set called Aqualicious Delights by Funky Fairy Papercrafts. The set contains 18 digital papers, 39 patterned shapes/frames that can be cut out and 6 coordinating alpha betties. The whole kit is bright and cheery. I can't wait to try out some of the floral paper. It would be perfect for my Hula Sophia. The main image is from InStyle Stamps. They now sell Anime stamps as well as Retro stamps.



Stamps: InStyle Stamps - Mellie
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, White, Funky Fairy Papercrafts-Aqualicious Delights
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Silver Cord, Buttons, 5/8 inch So Saffron Ribbon

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Twisted Thursday Challenge - S2GSC11

Time for another Shirleys 2 girls Sketch Challenge (see sketch below). This weeks twist is to make a 4 X 4 card. The contest ends on Sunday, May 24th at midnight. You can find all the deets here as well as Mr. Linky so lets see what you've got. For my card I used the digital image called Enjoy the View DG12 and framed it in a metallic circle. The can lid embellishment is something that I purchased ages ago and I have no idea who made it or where I got it from. This is the first time I've actually used one. I tend to keep things around just in case.



Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls - DG12
Paper: Chocolate Chip, White, K & C Company DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Buttons, Hemp Twine, Decorative Bead and Pin, 5/8 inch Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Misc. Can Topper

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

Joy
Karolyn
Justine
Erin
Debbie
Pat
Jackie
Jeannie

Copic Creation Challenge

One of my stamping goals is to complete more challenges. There are lots of challenge sites out there and I have been slowly adding them to my sidebar for motivation. I thought I'd start out with the Copic Creations challenge so I can practice my coloring at the same time. They have great DT projects as well as coloring tutorials so its a win win situation. I used my new C.C. Designs (Beachies) digital set as my main image. The theme of the challenge was to color hair blonde. Since I have a small Copic collection I improvised with the two markers that I have on hand -Y15 and Y21. Far from perfect but I'll get there eventually.




Stamps: C.C. Designs - Beachies Digital
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, White, Imaginsce DP
Accessories: Copics, Copper Cord, 5/8 inch So Saffron Ribbon, Paper Piercer, SU Scallop Punch, Misc. Flower, Yellow Button

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #7

This week's digital challenge is to incorporate a Tag into your design. Rather than add a tag I decided to make a tag shaped card. Since Fred, She Said is this weeks sponsor it was very fitting to use this adorable image called Emma and the Butterfly. In addition to paper piecing the dress I wanted to give it a flowy look so I added a dimensional behind a portion of it. That way it looks more like it is blowing in the breeze. So are you ready to win some fabulous images from Fred, She Said? All you need to do is to make a card with a digital image (no company restrictions) that incorporates a tag in some way and post the link to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog. The winner will be selected by random. Good Luck!!



Stamps: Fred, She Said- Emma and the Butterfly
Paper: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, White, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, Imaginsce Flowers, Gemstones, CB Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Button, So Saffron Ribbon

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge #2

The Squigglefly DT was giving a challenge. The challenge was to use 1 digital image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishments and to use a letter of the alphabet. The S is for Sweet Sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe and was perfect for the challenge. Thanks Regina for coming to the rescue with this one because I don't usually have any chipboard letters. You can't tell by the picture but the fold on the card is different than the normal. It still measures at 4.25 X 5.5 but it actually opens towards the middle of the card at the girl image. I cut one piece of Real Red cardstock at 5.5 X 6.5 and scored it lengthwise at 2.5 inches. Then I cut the designer paper slightly smaller to layer it. When you assemble the image be sure to only place your adhesive on the left side of your image so that you don't tape your card shut.


Squigglefly

Stamps: Squigglefly, The Cutting Cafe -A-Z is for
Paper: Real Red, White, Imaginsce DP
Accessories: Copics, Nesties, SU Small Star Punch, Buttons, Silver Cord, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer

Friday, May 15, 2009

Oh so sweet

Have you checked out The Cutting Cafe lately? There are a lot of cute new sets available. Great sets for graduation, coaches, teachers, moms, backgrounds, the list goes on. See that cute little cupcake and that sweet sentiment? Those are from the not yet released printable stamp set called Sweet Stuff stamps. Lots of other cute images and sentiments are included but you'll have to wait and see those. All I'll say is that they are yummy. Before I forget I paired up my Cutting Cafe images with one of my new C.C. Designs digital stamps from the set called Beachies. Isn't she adorable sitting on that cupcake? Sorry about the gloomy photo, lots and lots of rain in Iowa. If I waited for it to stop I'd never post anything.




Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Sweet Stuff Stamps (future release), C.C. Designs Beachies
Paper: Pretty in Pink, White, DCWV DPAccessories: Copics, 5/8 inch Rose Ribbon, Dimensionals, Pink Gemstones, Ribbon by the Yard Flower Embellishment

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Twisted Thursday Challenge - S2GSC10

Time for another Shirleys 2 girls Sketch Challenge (see sketch below). This weeks twist is to add scallops. The contest ends on Sunday, May 17th at midnight. You can find all the deets here as well as Mr. Linky so hurry and get creating.

As for my card lets just say that it didn't turn out the way I thought it would but here it is.. I used Shirleys 2 Girls Digital image Sunflower DG17. I just love the sunflower image and can't wait to try it out with Crystal Effects.



Stamps: Shirleys2Girls - DG17 Sunflower digital
Paper: So Saffron, My Minds Eye, 29th Street
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch, Pearl Accents, So Saffron Ribbon

Here's the sketch:




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

Joy
Karolyn
Justine
Erin
Debbie
Pat
Jeannie

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge

This weeks Digital Tuesday Challenge is to make a non-traditional fold or non-traditional shaped card. I thought my star shaped printable template from The Cutting Cafe would be perfect. These adorable space images are from My Grafico. The digital stamp set is called 3, 2, 1 Blast Off by Zenware Designs. My Grafico are this weeks sponsors. They were kind enough to send the DT a digital stamp set to use for the challenge and are also giving away 1 set of digital images of choice to the winner. They have some fabulous sets. I of course have my eye on a couple of them already.

Wanna join in on the fun? 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!) To have a chance at winning post a comment with a link to your card on the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog.



Stamps: My Grafico, The Cutting Cafe - Shaped Cards
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, White, Bo Bunny DP
Accessories: Copics, Metallic Pearls, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Blog Hop Winner

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Shirleys 2 Girls Blog hop. I hope you saw plenty of inspiration and some fabulous new images. In case you haven't checked yet the winner has been posted HERE. I thought it was appropriate to announce the winner while featuring another image from Shirleys 2 Girls. This one is called Chanel Blames SG 58-talk about attitude- yep she has it. I bought a new corner punch from Hobby Lobby only because it was 50% off and thought I'd try it out. I punched out a couple of circles and cut them in half. Then I used the corner punch to cut out a floral pattern. I think it gives the circles and interesting look.

Shirleys 2 girls

Stamps: Chanel Blames - Shirleys 2 Girls
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Pixie Pink, Chocolate Chip, White, Misc. DP
Accessories: Copics, Pink Ribbon, Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals, Corner Punch - The Paper Studio, Dew Drops

Friday, May 8, 2009

Winnie and Funky Fairy's

Here's a card that I made a couple of weeks ago. The digital image is from Willow Designs. The images in the set come colored and non-colored. I thought I'd try a pre-colored image and have to say that it really makes it quick and easy. Of course I love to color so you won't see too many pre-colored images here. I shouldn't have check the site because there are some cute new Winnie images. I am trying so hard not to click on the Add to Cart button. That adorable paper (polka dotted and floral) is from Funky Fairy's Papercrafts and yes it is digital. The set is called Just a Bit. There is also a coordinated alphabet set that you can purchase as well. What fabulous colors.



Stamps: Grab a Doodle and Go,
Paper: The Funky Fairys Papercrafts, Tempting Turquoise, White
Accessories: 5/8 inch Rose Ribbon, Imaginsce Flowers, Gemstones, CB Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Shirleys 2 Girls Blog Hop

Welcome to the very first Shirley’s 2 Girls Blog Hop! Today Shirley’s 2 Girls is releasing 15 of new images that all revolve around babies and mothers. To celebrate this release, we invite you to hop along with the Shirley’s 2 Girls’ Ladies With Attitude, as well as two of our Ladies With Attitude Guest Designers. The Hop begins at the Ladies With Attitude Blog where you’ll find the guidelines on how to win the Grand Prize.

So, if you started here on my blog, you need to hop on over to the Ladies With Attitude Blog FIRST for all the rules and regulations. If you have already visited the Ladies with Attitude blog and and this is your second stop you are on your way.

Here's my first sample. I used the adorable Cutie Patootie (SG 70) image as well as the Announcing with Flower SG 74 image on this one. The bookmark announcement pulls out of the designer paper pocket. This image almost makes me want to have another little one -ALMOST



For my second project I used the Bro/Sis Banner image SG 69 and one of the new digi papers "rattle" called Peek A Boo DGP2. I ended up cutting out the center panel from the banner so I could frame my sentiment and add dimension. I'm just that kind of gal. There are lots of possibilities for this one.




In order to be eligible for the GRAND prize at the end of the Blog Hop, please leave a comment here on my blog, and then hop on over to the next Lady With Attitude,

Joy Stagg

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fabulous

I thought I'd post something a little different today and something that doesn't include the color pink :) When I saw this My Minds Eye paper I knew I had to get it just to cut out the flowers. All in all the card still measures 4.25 X 5.5 inches so it will fit in a standard sized envie. The sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe and is called Chunky Praise Phrases. Since my flower image was so large I decided to only use a portion of the phrase and printed it directly onto my designer paper. This card was definitely quick and easy. I definitely need more of that.

The Cutting Cafe

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe -Chunky Phrases
Paper: Chocolate Chip, My Minds Eye DP, DCWV DP
Accessories: 5/8 inch Chocolate Ribbon, SU Flower Punch, SU Brad

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Teacher Appreciation

Today's card was made for today's Digital Tuesday Challenge. This weeks theme is Thank a teacher. I used a couple of digital images for this one. The library card is from Lindsay at The Frugal Crafter. The great thing about it is that it can be resized and printed over and over again. No need to worry about stamping it straight and no smearing! The girl image is from a picasa web album that I found. I'll try to upload the link later today. I didn't have time to create a digi sentiment so I used SU's Trendy Trees. Wanna join in on the fun? 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 Digital Stamp Oasis 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.



Stamps: Lindsay - Library Card digi, main image - internet webpage, Trendy Trees -sentiment
Paper: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, White, American Crafts

Ink: Versafine Onyx
Accessories: Copics, Pacific Point Ribbon, Key Tag Punch, Silver Cord, Button, Dimensionals

Monday, May 4, 2009

Hula Sophie

Here's a quick and simple card using Hanna Stamps -Hula Sophie. I found these adorable little flowers at the LSS and had to get them. I used my Memory Maker's Chloes Closet papers. I'm trying really hard to use paper scraps more often because they are really starting to pile up. I know there are a few of you out there that can relate. Anyway, Happy Monday.




Stamps: Hanna Stamps - Hula Sophie
Paper: Groovy Guava, Pumpkin Pie, White, MM Chloe's Closet DP
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch, Flora Doodles Flowers, Dimensionals

Friday, May 1, 2009

Welcome Baby

I don't make baby cards that often and when I do boy do I struggle. I think making masculine cards is easier. I never thought I'd say that. Anyway I used my new baby set from Squigglefly. There are several images to choose from in the set and since they are digital you can pretty much do just about anything. Don't forget to check out Squigglefly's every day in May. A new image will be released each day. How exciting is that?


Squigglefly

Stamps: Squigglefly - Baby Set
Paper: Pretty in Pink, White, DCWV DP
Accessories: Copics, Pink Ribbon, Dimensionals, Ribbon by the Yard, CB Swiss Dots