Saturday, May 29, 2010

Eat Sleep Eat Sleep

I don't know about you but I am ready for the summer. Bring on the heat! If I didn't have any work or family obligations I would do exactly as the sentiment says: "Eat, Sleep, Eat Sleep". Now that is the life. The cute little scene was made with the Emma the Mermaid digital set from Fred She Said.



Stamps: Fred She Said - Emma the Mermaid
Paper: Real red, Pumpkin Pie, White, American Crafts
Accessories: Copics, Nestabilites, Ribbon Fx, Misc. Buttons, Dimensionals

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Click HERE for the Fred She Said Blog Hop

This weeks Digital Tuesday Challenge sponsor is Dilek Design Studio which you can find at My Grafico. You can find her designs by scrolling down the left side bar to designers and search for her images. She has some cute girl images as well as many others. The theme is: CUTE PEOPLE. You don't have to use one of Dilek's images, but we would like to see some cuties on your projects. You'll find inspiration and Mr. Linky at the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog. I know you have some cute people images and would love to see them. I used the Heart Kaylee image from Some Odd Girl for my challenge. She is still one of my favorite images. She was February's Freebie and isn't currently available for purchase but there are many other images I just know you'll like. I really hope you can play along this week.

Here's the close-up of Kaylee:

And here's a little book to keep love notes.


Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Notebook- Pixie Style

Click HERE for the Fred She Said Blog Hop!

I thought I'd share a cute little notebook I made recently. I combined two of the newest Pixie Dust Studio images. Both images are from the Pearl collection and work very nicely together. I kept the coloring of the images pretty simple this time around. I am thinking about paper-piecing the chair with designer paper. That will give the image a whole new look. The great thing about altering notebooks is that it is super easy to do and I am getting more use out of my spiral punch. If you still haven't seen all the images from the latest collection head on over to the Pixie Dust Studio shop. There are a lot of cute images to choose from and remember that since they are digital.....just about anything or any size goes.



Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio, Bethany's Elegant Word Art -sentiment

Friday, May 21, 2010

Its a Blog Hop!

Welcome to our "Here Comes Summer 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!

Please, we would love it if you commented on our posts.

Along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop (which will be the "Fred She Said" Challenge blog), follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!

Here is my "Fred She Said" creation:



I used the Little Miss Bitty set. Lots of cute images to choose from.

My special code word is: IS

This blog hop will run from today, MAY 21st until MAY 27. On the 28th, 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!

Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:

*FRED SHE SAID
*SONYA
*MARIA
*SHELLY -that's me!
*MICHELLE
*CAROL L.
*DARSIE B.
*JUDY
*CAROL H.
*LORA
*DEANNE
*FRED SHE SAID CHALLENGE BLOG

Thursday, May 20, 2010

It's a Challenge!

Click here to see the new Pixie Dust Studio release.

On to our next Stash Challenge! For the last time, I wanted to see what you could do without any patterned papers...

This time, I'm going to the other extreme, and asking you to combine AT LEAST three different patterned papers, all from DIFFERENT manufacturers! For most of us that is not much of a challenge so lets see your entries. Still need Some Odd Girl inspiration, then head on over to the Some Odd Girl Blog for some wholesome goodness. I used the Mae as Alice image for my card today. I think she is
adorable. I am dying to see your fabulous creations and remember I'm not the most patient person so get going!



Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Mae as Alice
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, DCWV, Bo Bunny, Misc.DP

Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Basic Grey Brad

The Pearl Collection

Kathy at the Pixie Dust Studio has another amazing release. I think this one may be my favorite so far. The collection is called The Pearl and has lots of fun images including the one seen below. Isn't she adorable? And of course the coordinating challenge with the release is to use Pearls on your project. Head on over to the Pixie Challenge Blog for more inspiration and that's where you'll find Mr. Linky. And if you love these images as much as I do and are in the mood for a little shopping head on over to the store here.

Here's the close-up of Pixie and her pearls:



Here's the full card:



Stamps:Pixie Dust Studio -The Pearl Collection
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, The Paper Studio, Sandylion DP
Accessories: Copics, Pearl Accents, Dimensionals CB Embossing Folder, SU Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Monogram Notebooks

I have to admit that I am so far behind I don't see the end in sight *LOL* Here's a very simple project that can be made in no time. I started with a couple of $1 mini notebooks from Michael's. I added a little ribbon and a Monogram from The Cutting Cafe. A quick print of a letter, a couple of easy punches and a little ribbon and that's it. Pretty simple, huh? Of course you could add a set of monogram cards to complete the set.



Stamps: The Cutting Cafe - Monogram Printable Set
Accessories: SU Scallop and Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensional, Mini Notebook

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Don't waste the crumbs

It's time for another fun challenge. This week the DT at the Digital Tuesday Challenge is asking you to dig deep into that stash and pull out that VELLUM. It's been a long time since I've used vellum and honestly I wasn't even sure I had any. Luckily I found a couple of sentiments that had just enough space to cut out for my cookie wrapper. The cute images and cookie paper are from Tiddly Inks: the spot for cute digitals. I purchased the girl image, sentiment and cookie paper (pre-colored) as a set. The set is called Cookie Galore.

This week's sponsor is Ellie from Digital Stamp Oasis and she is offering 3 digital images to this week's winner. Head on over to the challenge blog for all the deets and for Mr. Linky.


Close-up photo so you can see the vellum:



The full card:



Stamps: Tiddly Inks: Cookie Galore
Paper: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, White, Misc. DP scrap
Accessories: Copics, 5/8 inch SU Red Ribbon, Vellum, Dimensionals, CB Embossing Folder

Monday, May 17, 2010

Twilight Inspired

I admit I haven't read the books or seen the movie but to love the My Sparkle Edward image from Pixie Dust Studio. There are many other Twilight inspired images to choose from and if you need more inspiration check out Kathy's Twilight Scrappy Book, it is amazing. Lastly, stay tuned for the release of The Pearl.



Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio - , Bethany's Elegant Word Art
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, White, The Paper Studio, Misc. DP
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Prima Embellishments, SU Spiral Punch, CB Embossing Folder

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cut it Out!!

This weeks Pixie Dust challenge theme is 'Cut it Out'. You can either cut out the whole image or just a piece of it. The prize this week will be an image of your choice from PDS. Also look out for the next upcoming release 'The Pearl' on the 20th Of May. The image shown below is part of the new collection and is called Pixie Pearl. You've seen it here first *LOL* To see the fabulous creations the DT has created head on over to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog. That is also where you need to link your challenge creation. Happy Crafting!!



Stamps: Pixie Dust Studio -Pixie Pearl -The Pearl Collection, Bethany's Elegant Wordart
Paper: Tangerine Tando, White, My Minds Eye, The Paper Studio
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Pearl Accents, SU Striped Ribbon

Monday, May 10, 2010

Peace Kaylee

I thought I'd share a fun little card I made using my newest Some Odd Girl digi. The image is called Peace Kaylee and it is groovy. The Kaylee line is still my favorite collection from Some Odd Girl as you have probably noticed. Head on over to Some Odd Girl to see what your favorite collection is.



Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Peace Kaylee
Paper: Barely Banana, Cool Carribean, White, Best Creations, The Paper Studio
Accessories: Copics, Dimensionals, Gemstones, SU Ribbon, Nestabilities

Friday, May 7, 2010

Pink and Purple Challenge

This week the Townscrapper is hosting a pink and purple challenge. You can win Honey Tilda this time around and she is adorable. I've included a little preview of the stamp I am talking about below. For my card I used a Townscrapper exclusive - Rockstar Lola. I hope you can join in on this week's challenge and honestly need all the pink and purple inspiration I can get since I rarely use purple. I had to dig in the scrap pile for this one.



The prize for this week's challenge:




Thursday, May 6, 2010

Totally Fab

Its time for a style challege at Some Odd Girl. The theme this time around is to capture the 80's. I found this challenge a bit well, challenging. I headed to the scrapbook store in sure of paper that screamed the 80's only to find out that it didn't exist. I found this Bo Bunny Flower Child paper (as seen below) but it reminds me a bit more of the 70's than 80's. So what's a girl to do? Well I decided to make a CD holder (music was big in the 80's). I created a flower shaped record by cutting out the large flower design and cutting out a circle in the middle. I know you can easily show me up so let's see your challenge cards. If you need a little inspiration head on over to the Some Odd Girl Challenge Blog to see what the Odd Girls came up with. You won't be disappointed. Oh before I forget that Totally Fab Chunky Phrase is from The Cutting Cafe.



Stamps: Some Odd Girl - Shopping Kaylee, The Cutting Cafe - Chunky Phrases, Bethany's Digital Word Art
Paper: Bo Bunny - Flower Child Collection
Accessories: Copics, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Nestabilities, SU Slot Punch, American Crafts Ribbon

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio FREEBIE!

It's Spotlight Monday at The TownScrapper - we have a fabulous mother-daughter GUEST duo- drop by and see what Phebe and Katrina have created!" Now for today's post:

Yesterday I showed you a close-up of a very cute new image from Pixie Dust Studio. Since it is release day I decided to show you the project that I made around the image. No boys here so I wasn't able to find a cute boy picture to add to my layout. The genuine boy sentiment is separate from the pocket image so you can use them together or separately. In other words, lots of possibilities.



I also wanted to show you the super adorable freebie available at the Pixie Dust Studio blog today. I can't wait to color in this little guy. Be sure to check out the PDS blog to catch him before he swims away. Also be sure to check out the On the Prairie collection. It is CUTE!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Pixie Dust Studio Sneak Peek

As many of you know I only have daugther's and struggle with the masculine themed cards. I did have a lot of fun with this sweet image from Pixie Dust Studio though. It's almost time for another fabulous release. Come back tomorrow to see the rest of my project. All I'll say is that it is something that I don't make very often and something I say I wish I could do more of. Any guesses?