Friday, April 30, 2010

The Town Scrapper Sketch Challenge

Time for another challenge at The Townscrapper. This time we have a fabulous sketch for you to try. Check out the Challenge Blog for the challenge details as well as some inspirational projects from the DT. For my card I used the Rockstar Zeke image and paired it up with some fun guitar paper from i {heart} papers. Be sure to take a look at all the wonderful things Phebe has to offer.





Here's the sketch:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Floral Beauty

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Still out of town so here's a quick post so I have something new for you to see. I used another pre-colored beauty from Fred She Said. The set is called Pre-Colored Fall Flowers and Paper Pricking Template Sheet. I am so feeling the orange right now. Be sure to head on over to the Fred She Said Store to see what else Tracey has come up with.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fred She Said Challenge

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Here's a little something for the Fred She Said Challenge this week. The challenge for this month is to create a 3D gift for a loved one, pets included *LOL* This challenge will begin today and end on MAY 31st, the day before a new challenge will be posted! Please use the Mr. Linky widget below to fill out your entry. Please give the exact link to your post or photobucket/gallery image of your entry ( not just to your blog). It makes finding it a lot easier.

If you don't have a blog and would like to email your entry please send your card image with your name to Tracey and she will add your entry to the Mr. Linky as well as link it to a photobucket so others can see your wonderful projects. Please, one entry per person for this challenge.


The prize again this month is... a $20 gift certificate for the Fred She Said store! Be sure to use a FRED SHE SAID image somewhere on your card! If you don't have one, there are LOADS of freebies available
HERE!



I used Rosey with a flower. This version came pre-colored. Just print and go. I love that!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge

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Welcome to another Digital Tuesday challenge! We are challenging you to make "Anything But A Card" This can be a bag or a box, a scrapbook page, an ATC etc. Anything you like as long as it's not a card. We have another great new sponsor this week: Some Odd Girl. The winner gets to choose 3 images of their choice!! Kristy also let the design team choose one of her images each to play with (thank you Kristy!)

I used the cute Round Belly Robot for my treat bag which started off as a card (see next photo). I didn't have time to create a new project so I had to quickly convert one that was done in a pinch. Have I mentioned that I LOVE digi's? I was able to size this little cutie to fit my needs.



Here's the original card:


Monday, April 26, 2010

The Townscrapper's Blog Hop - Part 2

It's time for PART TWO of The TownScrapper's BLOG HOP!

For Part One, we shared some of our Scrapettes' fabulous creations using Victoria Case stamps EXCLUSIVE to The TownScrapper! We also gave you a GIRLIE challenge, and invited you to play along. TODAY, drop by The TownScrapper blog to see who WON the challenge (and their choice of TWO exclusive Victoria Case stamps), and who was randomly chosen from commenters visiting all the Scrapettes' personal blogs last week... Here's what I came up with for Part One:




And now, PART TWO! :) We're going to continue with the GIRLIE CHALLENGE, and we'll wipe the slate clean and give you ANOTHER chance to create something girlie for your chance to win some gorgeous stamps, PLUS we'll be giving away MORE candy to another lucky commenter, AND the following fabulous GRAND PRIZE, brand new Victoria Case rubber stamps.




SOOOOOO, be sure to visit all the stops along the hop, check out our Scrapettes' girlie projects, and leave comments on each blog for your chance to win the grand prize. We'll also be including all challenge participants in the draw, so you have MORE chances to win! Even if you created a girlie-themed project for Week One, you may play along during Week Two and increase your odds of winning!

You have until midnight EST this THURSDAY, April 29th to leave your comments and/or link your projects on The TownScrapper Blog. Remember, your projects must be created NEW for this challenge, and you MUST link back to us in order to be eligible for the prizes. Week Two and GRAND PRIZE winners will be announced next Monday, May 3rd.

If you can't wait to see if you've won, and would like to buy some of these amazing new stamps for yourself, Phebe can be reached by phone at 519-882-0623 or via email at info@TownScrapper.com. She ships worldwide!

Are you ready to HOP?! Here is the list of Scrapettes for this week - remember to comment on EVERY stop along the way, and you could be one of the big winners!

The TownScrapper

Katie

Kim S

Kylie

Lisa

Phebe

Shelly - Yep that's me

Tricia

Zoe

HAPPY HOPPIN'

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tag you're it! Challenge

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TownScrapper Blog Hop? Click HERE!

This week's Pixie Challenge is to incorporate a tag in your project. The winner will receive an image of their choice from The Studio. It is also 'Earth Day' today so to remind us all to treat our Earth with love Kathy is giving you all a FREEBIE over at the Pixie Dust Studio Blog which you can find here and you could even use this for this weeks challenge. I hope you join in on the fun.



Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio -Princess Parade Collection, Whimsy -Postcard Circle Words
Paper: Basic Black, Garden Green, White, Tangerine Tango, Misc DP scraps
Accessories: Copics, Gemstones, SU Circle and Tag Corner Punch, Hobby Lobby Ribbon, Dimensionals, SU Gingham Ribbon, SU Slot Punch

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Critter Alert

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TownScrapper Blog Hop? Click HERE!

I thought I'd share a project I made with digital images from i {heart} papers. I used the Raccoon Flowers image and paired it up with the Fun Filled Forest designer paper from Sassafras Lass. I'm trying to use circles more so I reached for the Classic Scalloped Circle by Nestabilities. Looking at it now I wish I would have made the entire card into a circle. I might have to re-vamp this at some point.




Stamps: IHP - Raccoon Flowers
Paper: Taken with Teal, Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, White, Sassafras Lass DP, The Paper Studio DP
Accessories: Embossing Folder, Nestabilies Circle and Scalloped Circle, Dimensionals, Copics

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Townscrapper's Blog Hop

If you are looking for the Fred She Said Blog Hop click here.

Welcome to The Townscrapper's BLOG HOP. We are going to showcase new and exclusive Victoria Case images. The HOP will run for 2 weeks and each week will feature the wonderful inspiring creations of half of the Scrapettes on The Townscrapper Design Team.

You will notice a recurring theme during the HOP because we've decided to combine the BLOG HOP with our weekly challenge so you can double your chances to win. We'd love for you to create something with a GIRLIE Theme. You have until midnight EST on Saturday, April 24, to link your creations on The Townscrapper Blog. Of course one random lucky challenge participant will win a Victoria Case image of their choice along with a some HOP winners for Week 1 of our HOP. Week 1 challenge and BLOG HOP winners will be announced on Monday, April 26.

All the newly released images are in stock and available for purchase from Phebe. Phebe can be reached by phone at 519-882-0623 or via email at info@townscrapper.com. If you can't make it to the store in Petrolia, Ontario (Canada), remember that Phebe also ships worldwide.

Here's the list of hoppers to visit this first BLOG HOP week and be sure to leave a comment on each blog when you are hopping because some lucky random crafters will win Victoria Case rubber stamps. Plus there will be one grand prize winner at the end of the 2-week HOP but we're going to keep you in suspense and show you the grand prize next week ~ hehehe. So start hopping and have a great time.


I didn't have to make a card this week but decided to post one anyway. I used one of the exclusive Victoria Case images available at the TownScrapper.




Here's the hop order in case you get lost:

THE TOWNSCRAPPER


ANN

JANET

KELLY

KRISTA

LEAH

MARIA

MELANIE

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fred She Said Blog Hop

If you are looking for today's Pixie Dust Studio digital image freebie click HERE!

Welcome to our FOURTH "FRED SHE SAID" blog hop!!! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the "FRED SHE SAID" blog here and start your hop!

Along the way, please leave a comment on the blogs, follow the instructions at the end of the blog hop, at the Challenge blog, to make your entry and your name will go in for a drawing for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!

Here's the first part of my "Fred She Said" creation:




I started out with the Emma the Mermaid Coloured Set which came with a pre-coloured underwater background and several accessories. I re-sized my background to 6 inches in width and to make things really simple I resized the coloured sheet (included in the set) also to 6 inches so that all the images were resized at the same time. Then all I had to do was cut out the images and prep them for the background. My girls will definitely have fun creating their own scenes.

Here's what the background scene looks like when the accessories are added. If you want to really get more bang for your buck you can apply 2 way glue to the back of the accessory images or use removable tape so the images can be removed and applied again and again.




Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:
FRED SHE SAID blog
~SHELLY --Yep that's me!
~MICHELLE
~CAROL L.
~DARSIE B.
~JUDY
~CAROL H.
~LORA
~SONYA

~DEANNE
~FRED SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG

This blog hop will run from today, April 15th until April 22nd . On the 22nd, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog .

Thank-you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit Michelle's blog.

When you are finished hopping, why not check out the Fred She Said Store!

Pass the Peas and DT call

It's time for another great Pixie Dust Studio release and challenge. This week's challenge is to use the color GREEN as the MAIN color. Easy Peasy *LOL* Who knew peas could be so much fun. This month's release can be used several ways. The obvious choice is for baby cards but would be adorable for scrapbooking those fond memories of our sweet babies eating their veggies, messy faces and all. Don't forget that if you are interested in becoming a Pixie you have until April 30th to get your application in. You can find all the deets HERE and grab the freebie for today only!


Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - Princess Pea -Pass the Peas collection
Paper: Garden Green, Barely Banana, Chocolate Chip, White, American Crafts DP




Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A True Friend

I thought I'd share another card that I made last month but never posted. I have a stack of cards that never made it on the blog.....times are rough I tell ya! Anyway I used the Corner Rose set from Fred She Said. The roses are pre-colored with 7 different colors to choose from. I wanted to use up some of my old Stampin Up paper stash so I went with the pink and purple roses this time around. I then added a little sentiment and ribbon and that was it. Pre-colored items are a breeze to work with and come in handy when you have to make a card on the fly (which I do quite often). If you haven't tried the pre-colored images yet head on over to FSS and take a look around. Lots to choose from and you don't even have to tell Tracey that I sent ya!




Stamps: Fred She Said - Corner Rose, SU sentiment
Paper: Lavendar Lace, SU Designer Paper, White
Accessories: SU Circle and Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Ribbon

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Happy Birthday

Hi and welcome to another Digital Tuesday Challenge! This week's Challenge is 'Paper Piecing with Digitals!' Paper Piecing is a great way to add interest to your card and an even better way to use up your designer paper scraps and/or cardstock. Rather than coloring her hair with Copics I decided to use a scrap piece of Barely Banana cardstock. After I cut out the hair piece I ran it through my Cuttlebug to give it a little texture. I used the Birthday Girl set designed by Chi Chi Memories and My Grafico.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous
My Grafico and they are giving away a free digi set AND 30% off any store purchase to one lucky randomly chosen winner! So you'll really want to play along this week for a chance to win this great prize! So head on over to the Challenge Blog for inspiration and to visit Mr. Linky. I sure hope you can play along this week.







Stamps: My Grafico - Birthday Girl
Paper: Cameo Coral, White, Designer Paper Scraps

Accessories: Copics, SU Satin Ribbon, Pearl Accents, Dimensionals, Nestabilities

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Chicken Girl Design Release

In case you haven't heard yet, Chicken Girl Designs has gone digital and I am glad they did. Here's one of the 3 new releases available from i {heart} papers and Chicken Girl Designs. Its called Spring Giraffe. Click here to view the April Collection. If you are not familiar with CGD and would like to see what they have to offer here's the key. Now onto my card. I used several items from IHP including Sassafras Lass designer paper, Blue Satin Ribbon, Felt Flowers and a Lemonade Glazed Brad. If you haven't visited IHP in awhile there are lots and lots of new items to choose from including Copic markers and every color refill and the best thing is that you can find it all in one place. I love that.


Stamps: IHP and Chicken Girl Designs
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Cool Carribean, White, Sassafras Lass
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Satin Ribbon, Basic Grey Brad, Felt Flower, SU Scallop Punch

Friday, April 9, 2010

Someone to Love- Style Challenge

It's time for a style challenge with Some Odd Girl and boy do we have a sketch for you to try. For my card I decided to use this month's digital freebie. If you haven't grabbed it yet there is still plenty of time. There are also some fun new digi's in the shop as well. Lots to choose from and month after month Kristy adds on to the existing collection and keeps on coming up with new ideas. You are bound to find a handful of digi's that you like. I know I have. Need some inspiration just click here to see what the Odd Girls came up with this week.



Here's the sketch:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

A Color Challenge

This week's Digital Tuesday Challenge is a Color Combination and the colors are Blue and White + 1. As usual you must use at least one digital image and the project must be a new one.

As for my card its really blue, white +2 (red and brown) but who's counting? Not me. The cute boy image is from Some Odd Girl and is called Snow Fight Kody. Originally he had a snow ball in his hand but I decided to change it up a bit so I cut out a fire truck from the designer paper and ended up making it a birthday card instead of a winter card.

This week's sponsor for the challenge is Ellie at Digital Stamp Oasis so if you would like to win some cute images start printing out those digi's and get to work. I'd love to see what you can do with the color combination this week.



Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Snow Fight Kody, The Cutting Cafe - Birthday 40 ways
Paper: Real Red, Brilliant Blue, White, Creative Imaginations DP
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, American Crafts Ribbon, Nestabilities

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Town Scrapper Exclusive

The winner of the Some Odd Girl Lounging Kaylee is:

Chloe from Chloe's Creative Corner
Congrats!! and thanks for the sweet comments.

Here's a Town Scrapper exclusive stamp from Victoria Case. Just in time for spring too. Be sure to check out the Town Scrapper blog to see all the wonderful showcase images.




Stamps: The Town Scrapper -Victoria Case
Paper: Garden Green, Barely Banana, White, My Minds Eye
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, SU Scallop Border Punch, American Crafts Ribbon, Nestabilities

Friday, April 2, 2010

Charmed

This week's fun and fabulous challenge at The Town Scrapper is to use a charm on your card. You can make your own, purchase one or simply use one you have laying around. Either way it is guaranteed to add a little something to your project. This week I decided to use two new Victoria Case images which are exclusive rubber stamps for The Town Scrapper. Meet Zeke and Lola. Since I love to combine images to make a new one I decided to put them together. I hope you are able to play along this week. I'd love to see what you can do with a charm and am always looking for new ideas.



Stamps: Victoria Case - exclusive from The Town Scrapper
Paper: Garden Green, Barely Banana, White, My Minds Eye DP
Accessories: Copics, SU Charm Punch, Silver Gemstones, SU Polka Dot Ribbon, Dimensionals