Friday, July 31, 2009

Grand Prize Winner

Wow! What a week. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and posting such great comments on the projects and new releases from Shirleys 2 Girls. The grand prize winner is:

Stephanie from Handmade creations by Stephanie

Congrats! For those of you who didn't win you will soon be able to purchase the new releases soon. Unfortunately there were some technical difficulties that need to be ironed out after the sisters return from CHA. They are currently in transit.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Shirleys 2 Girls Finale

The end of the CHA Sneak Peek week is here but don't worry the Ladies With Attitude have more amazing samples showcasing the remaining Shirley’s 2 Girls new releases. If you leave me some love here on my blog, as well as on the blogs of each of the Ladies With Attitude, you’ll be entered into a random drawing for a complete set of ALL OF THE NEW RELEASES!! Random.org will choose a winner on Friday, July 31st for an entire set of new releases. Even if you've won the stamp of the day you are still eligible to win. Here are the links to the other DT members blogs. Make sure you post a comment on all of them to have a chance to win. Good Luck!

Pat

Justine
Erin
Debbie
Joy

Karolyn

I’ve created a little FLASHBACK of my samples for your viewing pleasure!





















I thought I'd share a non-Mazie stamp set with you. This one is called Feelin' Groovy.


Here are my latest samples:







Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Skater Mazie

Today’s stamp of the day is 'Yoga Mazie' from Shirley's 2 Girls. You have a chance to win her if you check out the samples that Justine and Erin have to share with you. All you have to do is leave a comment on their blogs to let them know how much you love their samples and Mazie. Be sure and come back here tomorrow for a chance to 'win a COMPLETE SET OF THE NEW RELEASES. The NEW releases will be available for purchase at midnight, July 30th!! For a complete list Sneak Peek Week of events as well as the sneak peek winners, go HERE.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yoga Mazie

The week continues with Shirleys 2 Girls sneak peek week. Today’s stamp of the day is 'Yoga Mazie' from Shirley's 2 Girls. You have a chance to win her if you check out the amazingly creative samples that Justine and Karolyn have to share with you. All you have to do is leave a comment on their blogs to let them know how much you love their samples and Mazie.

Be sure and come back here each and every day between now and July 30th for a daily chance to ''win the stamp of the day'. Not only that, but one lucky winner will win a COMPLETE SET OF THE NEW RELEASES at the end of our 'Sneek Peek Week'!! The NEW releases will be available for purchase at midnight, July 30th!! For a complete list Sneak Peek Week of events and the daily winners, go HERE.



I didn't feel right about not posting a sample so I made a quick one just so you can see how adorable this Mazie is. I think she is slowly becoming my favorite.

Digital Tuesday Challenge

This week's Digital Tuesday Challenge is all about clean and simple and the sponsor is Dustin Pike. If you aren't familiar with Dustin's work then you are in for a real treat. The lucky winner this week will get to choose 3 digital images. To have a chance at winning the prize, all you have to do is make a card or other item with this theme in mind and head over to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog. Mr. Linky is waiting.

Here's my attempt at Clean and Simple. Of course I added more elements than you would expect for such a challenge but I just couldn't help myself. To me this is clean and simple. The image I used is from KLM Designs and is called Cransbill. I'll be sure to use it again because I would love to cut out those flowers and to pop them up with dimensionals. It also comes with a couple of sentiments as well.




Stamps: KLM Designs - Cransbill
Paper: White, So Saffron, Pebbles DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Misc. bead and Pearl stick pin, Paper Piercing Tool

Monday, July 27, 2009

Squigglefly Challenge

This week Rhonda's team were given a sketch challenge. The sketch was perfect for my new Squigglefly image called First Haircut. This is the happy version. There is also a sad version of it too. How adorable. This would be perfect for that first haircut scrapbook page. Check out Squigglefly's Challenge Blog to see what the other DT members created. And lastly don't forget to check out the last chance bin and 99 cents bin.

Also check out my earlier post to see the sneek peek of Mazie Rocks Out and what you have to do to win the stamp of the day.




Stamps: Squigglefly- First Haircut
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, White, Flair Design DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Pearl Accents, So Saffron Ribbon

Mazie Rocks Out

Today’s stamp of the day is 'Mazie Rocks Out' from Shirley's 2 Girls. I just know you’re going to love her! In fact, you have a chance to win her if you check out the amazingly creative samples that Pat and Karolyn have to share with you. All you have to do is leave a comment on their blogs to let them know how much you love their samples and Mazie.

Be sure and come back here each and every day between now and July 30th for a daily chance to ''win the stamp of the day'. Not only that, but one lucky winner will win a COMPLETE SET OF THE NEW RELEASES at the end of our 'Sneek Peek Week'!! The NEW releases will be available for purchase at midnight, July 30th!! For a complete list Sneak Peek Week of eventsand the list of winners, go HERE.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Peace Dog

Today’s stamp of the day is called Peace Dog and is from Shirley’s 2 Girls’ NEW releases! Like all the others this little number will be available for purchase on July 30 at midnight. See how you can win it below.




In order to win the stamp of the day just leave a comment on this post and head on over to Debbie and Joy's blog. Leave some love there and you will have a chance to win the Peace Dog stamp set. And remember that there will also be one lucky winner at the end of our 'Sneek Peek Week' (July 30th) to win every one of the new releases! Stay tuned until the end of the week to see if you've won. For a complete list of events, go HERE. Here's my sample for today:




Think beaded curtain and flower power. Also notice how my card is featuring another new set called Peace inchies. This is a separate set that can be used as the main image or used to create your own embellishments. Cool sentiments too.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Fore!

I'm not sure how many times I've heard someone say how much they struggle making masculine cards. I know I do. But when I saw this cute little image from KLM Designs I just had to take the plunge. It's called Golf Buddy. It also comes with 3 sentiments so you can mix it up a bit. In fact all the KLM digital images come with sentiments. So the more stamp sets you have, the more ways to interchange sentiments. You gotta love that.

Also make sure you scroll down to see which Shirleys 2 Girls image is featured today and get the details on just how you can win Beach Maize.



Stamps: KLM Designs - Golf Buddy
Paper: Chocolate Chip, White, Pebbles Inc. DP
Accessories: Copics, Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, CB Embossing Folder

Beach Mazie

Today’s stamp of the day is Beach Mazie from Shirley’s 2 Girls’ NEW releases! If you haven't been keeping up with Sneak Peek week be sure to check out my previous posts as the DT is spotlighting a new stamp set each day. All new releases will be available for purchase on July 30 at midnight.



In order to win the stamp of the day just leave a comment on this post and head on over to Karolyn's, Debbie's and Pat's blog. Leave some love there and you will have a chance to win the Beach Mazie. There'll also be one lucky winner at the end of our 'Sneek Peek Week' (July 30th) to win every one of the new releases! Stay tuned until the end of the week to see if you've won. Good Luck and for a complete list of events, go HERE. Here's my sample for today:

Friday, July 24, 2009

Love Bug Mazie

Today’s stamp of the day is Love Bug Mazie from Shirley’s 2 Girls’ NEW releases! As you know, the Sisters are at CHA, and they’ve left the 'Ladies With Attitude' behind to show you what they’ll be busy selling while at CHA – Mazie and her Summer of Love friends!!



In order to win the stamp of the day just leave a comment on this post and cruise on over to Karolyn's, Debbie's and Joy's blog. Leave some love there and you will have a chance to win the Love Bug Mazie. There'll also be one lucky winner at the end of our 'Sneek Peek Week' (July 30th) to win every one of the new releases! All new releases will be available for purchase at midnight on July 30th! For a complete list of events, go HERE. Here's my sample for today:


Thursday, July 23, 2009

CHA Sneek Peek Week -Shirleys 2 Girls

We are so excited!! Shirley’s 2 Girls is off to CHA and their Ladies With Attitude have some exciting things to show you!! S2G introduces MAZIE, our quirky little teenage girl, and her adventures with her furry side-kick, McDUFF. For the next eight days, some or all of the Ladies With Attitude will be sharing samples showcasing a different image each day. And each day offers you a chance to win the 'Stamp of the Day'!




Today’s stamp of the day is 'BFF Mazie', and I just know you’re going to love her! In fact, you have a chance to win her if you check out the amazingly creative samples that Debbie and Joy have to share with you. All you have to do is leave a comment on their blogs to let them know how much you love their samples and BFF Mazie.

Be sure and come back here each and every day between now and July 30th for a daily chance to ''win the stamp of the day'. Not only that, but one lucky winner will win a COMPLETE SET OF THE NEW RELEASES at the end of our 'Sneek Peek Week'!! The NEW releases will be available for purchase at midnight, July 30th!! For a complete list Sneak Peek Week of events, go HERE.

I decided late last night to make a card to show you.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll

S2G is off to CHA! AND we have some exciting things to show you! S2G introduces our 'quirky little teenage girl', MAZIE...and her adventures with her furry side-kick, McDuff.

The DT will share what is being 'debuted' at CHA! Join us as we see MAZIE cruising around town in her 'love bug' with McDuff...on the beach daydreaming about Peace...rocking out to her ipod...just celebrating herself as she skateboards...& meditating about Love...Peace...& Rock & Roll.Come take the tour of our 'Ladies with Attitude' DTand see all the 'groovy' projects they have been working on.

The fun starts tomorrow and will continue all week long.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Christmas in July in 10 minutes or less

This week's Digital Tuesday Challenge is "Christmas in July!": Create a card or project using your Xmas or Winter-themed Digital Images. This week's sponsor is Digital Stamp Oasis and they are giving away three images to one lucky randomly chosen winner. Be sure to head on over to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog to see what the other members of the design team have created and feel free to join in with your entry. You could be the big winner this week. For my card I used one of Dustin Pike's freebies. Isn't that little Santa cute?



Stamps: Dustin Pike
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White, Me and My Big Ideas DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, White Gel Pen

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Birthday Wishes

I've been doing some traveling for work over the last few weeks so I'm a little behind on my blogging. I made this card awhile back and am finally posting it. The designer paper is from Funky Fairy Papercrafts and is digital. I used two different designs from the Cupcake Crazy set. The little girl image is from Pollycraft and is of course digital. I do have acrylic and rubber stamps. I just find it so much easier to search for what I want on the hard drive than in a bin. I'll be sure to work in some SU stamps soon.



Stamps: Pollycraft, Funky Fairy Papercrafts
Paper: Certainly Celery, White, Funky Fairy Papercrafts DP - Cupcake Crazy
Accessories: Copics, Certainly Celery Ribbon, Dimensionals, Metallic Pearl Accents

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Blog Candy Winner

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay. The winner of the Cutting Cafe's Social Butterfly and Spread your wings background is:

Sparkle

Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments. Remember the sets are available for purchase and the prices are very reasonable.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Twisted Thursday

Time for another Shirleys 2 Girls challenge. Here's the scoop for this week...

1. Create a Shaped Card with the Christmas in July theme in mind
2. Link your piece to Mr. Linky on S2G . Deadline Wednesday July 22, 2009 at MN PST.
3. Leave some love on the S2G challenge blog.

What can you win? How about "an early christmas present" with a variety of S2G CHRISTMAS STAMPS/PAPERS/EMBELLISHMENTS!" Remember FREE shipping in July.

The image I am showcasing this week is called Snow Globe SG H16. Note how this is the same image I used for last week's TT card. This time I only used the globe portion of the image. Who knows maybe next time I'll only use the house scene.

I also used my Shaped Cards template to create the star portion of the card. You can find the star template at The Cutting Cafe along with many other printable stamps and templates.




Check out the other DT members projects:
Joy
Karolyn
Justine
Debbie
Pat
Erin


S2G Challenge Blog

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Social Butterflies - Blog Candy

Boy do I have a treat for you today. Regina at The Cutting Cafe is celebrating the release of a couple new printable stamp sets. Do you like butterflies? Backgrounds? Would you like to win both a printable butterfly set (Social Butterflies) and a coordinating background (Spread your Wings) to go with that set? Winning is simple. All you need to do is to leave a comment. Feel free to post the Blog Candy giveaway on your blog. I will select a random winner on Saturday morning and will post the winner of the blog candy here. If I have your email address or blog address I will also leave a comment on your blog letting you know you've won. If not then you will need to send me an email so that Regina can send you the printable files. Now onto the projects!




Up close picture of the cards in the set:



I also decided to make a matching circle card using one of Regina's Shaped Cards set and my Spellbinders dies.



Stamps: The Cutting Cafe: Social Butterflies, Spread your Wings Background, Shaped Cards Set, Lauren Meader Template - From the desk of
Paper: Gable Green, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, White, Kaiser Scrapbook DP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore
Accessories: Spellbinders, SU Circle and Scallop Punch, Dimensionals, Certainly Celery Ribbon, CB Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Digital Tuesday Challenge #15

It's my turn to host this week's Digital Tuesday Challenge. This week's sponsor is the Character Cafe . The lucky winner this week will get to choose 3 digital images. How fun is that?

The challenge this week is called "Easy as 1,2,3"! You will need to use one (1) digital image, two (2) designer papers, and three (3) embellishments. The embellishments can be 3 of the same item, 3 different ones or any combination you can think of. To have a chance at winning the prize, all you have to do is make a card or other item with this theme in mind and head over to the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog. Mr. Linky is waiting.

This week's card is using a very sweet image from KLM Designs. They have a nice variety of digital images and have some newly released ones that are worth checking out. If you visit my blog regularly you'll be sure to see what I am talking about because I just joined the KLM Design Team. How exciting is that? The image below is called Karah's Cupcake. Isn't she adorable? Since I love adding a little dimension I popped up her pink bow, the cupcake and the sentiment with a dimensional.



Stamps: KLM Designs - Karah's Cupcake
Paper: Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, White, My Minds Eye, Bo Bunny DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen, Pearl Accents, 5/8 inch Rose Ribbon

Monday, July 13, 2009

Squigglefly's Challenge

This week we were asked to create a card that has one square, 1 circle, glitter and ribbon of our choice. I decided to add glitter only in the flower centers for a little dazzling effect. The flower vase image that I used is available at Squigglefly for 99 Cents. Now that is a price I am very comfortable with. The thank you sentiment is a computer generated one that I sized to fit SU's large oval punch. You can't tell by the picture but the flower vase was actually lightly outlined to make the image pop but unfortunately you have to see the card IRL to get the effect. You can see what the other DT members have done for this challenge by using the links on the sidebar or by simply going here.



Stamps: Squigglefly - Flower Vase
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, White, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 5/8 inch Rose Red Ribbon, Dimensionals, Misc. Button, SU Copper Cord, SU Oval and Scalloped Oval Punch

DIGITAL TIP: Remember that you are not restricted to a particular image or sentiment size. In order to save time and paper determine what size image will work best for your project. Then re-size the image to best fit your needs. If you are planning to cut out any portion(s) of the image simply print out and additional image or two and it will be the exact size of the original image. Then cut to your heart's content.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lovely Blog Award

I'm finally getting around to adding the blog award that I got from Pat. Thanks Pat, I enjoy your blog as well and appreciate all the postive comments you so freely give. To pass the award on I nominate all my blogging sisters. You all bring so much inspiration and creativity to the blogging world.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Let it Snow- Twisted Thursday

For the second TT Christmas Challenge...we're giving you a present...a free Christmas digi that you are to use for this weeks challenge...Here's the scoop for this week...

1. Use the fabulous sketch
2. Add this week's 'Twist'- something CLEAR
3. Use the S2G digi provided (?? why not try one of our new Christmas digi papers too)
4. Link your piece to Mr. Linky on S2G . Deadline July 12, 2009 at 1200 AM PST. If you upload to SCS or any other online gallery add S2GSC18 as your keyword.
5. Leave some love on the S2G challenge blog.

What can you win? How about "an early christmas present" with a variety of S2G CHRISTMAS STAMPS/PAPERS/EMBELLISHMENTS!" Tired of someone else winning week after week? Then muster up some Christmas spirit and play along. You could be the big winner this week.

The image I am showcasing this week is called Snow Globe SG H16. It just begs for glitter and dimension. Two things I LOVE.



Stamps: Shirleys 2 Girls - Snow Globe SG H16
Paper: Real Red, Garden Green, Basic Black, White, S2G Digi Paper
Accessories: Copics, 5/8 inch SU Red Ribbon, Metallic Stars, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, CB Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots


I almost forgot, here's the sketch:


The free digital images have expired but will be available at the Shirley's 2 Girls site.

Need some inspiration? Check out the other DT members blogs:
Joy
Karolyn
Justine
Debbie
Pat
Erin

S2G Challenge Blog

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Happy Birthday

I rarely make birthday cards for boys so I thought I'd try something a little different. The majority of elements are digital. The image is from the Space Mission set by Pollycraft, the cupcake paper is from Funky Fairy's Papercraft's and is called Cupcake Crazy Part 1, and that fun sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe - Happy Birthday Daughter printable set. This weeks Pollycraft's Challenge is to use arrows. I added a few just so I could play along.



Stamps: Pollycraft, The Cutting Cafe - Happy Birthday Daughter
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Real Red, White, Funky Fairy Papercrafts - Cupcake Crazy Part 1
Accessories: Copics, Metallic Accents, Dimensionals, Pacific Point Striped Ribbon, SU Arrow Punch

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Cupcake

This weeks Digital Tuesday Challenge is Sweet Birthday. We were asked to make a birthday card with the sweet theme in mind. I chose my Sweet Stuff Shaped Cards printable set from The Cutting Cafe. You'd be amazed just how easy it is to print, cut and assemble. The greatest part is that you'll have a uniquely shaped card in no time at all. Everyone will be impressed with your creativity. Just don't spill the beans about how simple it really is *LOL* That fun sentiment is also from The Cutting Cafe. Its from the All About Cupcakes set.

The sponsor this week is My Grafico. To win a digital stamp set of your choice all you have to do is to make a project using a digital image with the sweet birthday theme (no company restrictions). Then head on over the the Digital Challenge Blog and add the direct link to Mr. Linky. It's just that simple. Good Luck!!


Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Sweet Stuff Shaped Cards and All About Cupcakes
Paper: Kraft, Pacific, Point, White, Bella Blvd. DP, Best Creations DP
Accessories: Copics, SU Scallop Punch, SU Oval Punch, Dimensionals, SU Grosgrain Ribbon