Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A royal princess

What's the buzz about? A royal wedding of course. That and the latest Pixie Dust Studio release. It's called British Invasion and it is adorable.

They say its all about the dress so I decided to use only the bride portion of the image. I used Crystal Effects and dazzling diamonds glitter to give it more of a glam look. It really is quite lovely up close. The image is called Royal Wedding and it can be found HERE!

I am trying to use my Cricut more so I used the Paisley cartridge to cut out the flowers. What's a wedding without flowers, right?

Here's a close up of the dress:

And here's a picture of the latest PDS release (British Invasion):

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

For the kids

It's Tuesday! It's Tuesday! OK not quite Friday but we are one day closer.

This week's Digital Tuesday Challenge is all about the kids. All you have to do is make a card for a kid. It's just that easy.

This week's sponsor is My Grafico and they are offering a digi stamp set and20% off a store order to the winner this week. Lots and lots of sets to choose from so be sure to check them out.

For my project this week I chose an adorable Pixie Dust Studio image. It was a great excuse to make a boy themed card. Besides I fell in love with the designer paper....especially since it was in the clearance section. How could I refuse?

I hope you take the Digital Tuesday Challenge this week.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Eat Me, Drink Me

This week's Pixie Dust Studio Challenge is a fun one. I know I always say that but really its true. The challenge is called

"Lets go to the movies"

It is time to put your thinking caps and to make a project that is movie inspired. It can be an image, color combo, you name it. You can play it safe or think outside the box. Either way I hope you join in on the fun this week. I can't wait to see what you
can do. Be sure to head on over to the Challenge Blog to see what the DT came up with this week.

Since I recently watched the Johnny Depp version of Alice in Wonderland I thought I'd take the easy way out and chose that movie to work with.

My first project is a pillow box treat box. I used the Alice image from Pixie Dust Studio. It is part of the Down the Rabbit Hole release.

I created a tea bag holder for my second project. I used the Mad Hatter image called touch of Depp also from the Down the Rabbit Hole collection.

Here's a close-up of the tea bag holder:

And here's a picture of both projects together:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Button Up! Photos Galore!

Happy Happy Tuesday!! Sorry for the delay, my post didn't work as scheduled this morning. We have a great challenge for you this week at the Digital Tuesday Challenge blog and a wonderful sponsor as well.

First let me tell you a little about the challenge. This week's theme is called
"Button up"

Use up some of those buttons you know you have and if you don't have any buttons *gasp* make some. Just remember to use a digital element.

This week's sponsor is The Stamping Boutique and they are offering 5 digital images to the winner of the challenge this week.

If you aren't familiar with this company then you are in a for a real treat. They have some awesome images such as the one shown below:

Digital Image: Bunny Egg

I have a huge wish list that keeps growing and growing. Their images are great for cards and scrapbook pages.

Dimensional close-up:

Another view:

And another:

Page 2 - close up:

Both pages together:

Digital Image Links:

Stamping Boutique - Bunny Egg (bunny image)
The Cutting Cafe - Easter Set 3 (got Eggs sentiment, eggs frame), Happy Easter Background, Easter Set 1 (Easter words background)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

From me to you

As you can see I'm back into the bright colors. I just love red and black together. I haven't made any shaped cards lately so I thought it would be fun to make a ribbon shaped card instead of my usual 4.25 X 5.5 inch cards.

used the Ribbon Sentiments and Banner set and Shaped Card set from The Cutting Cafe. I printed the ribbon shaped card template on white cardstock and cut along the lines. The two circle sentiments are from the 1 inch Everyday Sentiments set also from the Cutting Cafe.

The large layered flower was made with my Cricut (The cartridge is called Paisley).

Close up of sentiments:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Go Green! and a freebie alert!

"Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This week's Pixie Dust Studio Challenge is: LET'S GO GREEN!

Interpret "green" as you like: create a monochromatic green card, recycle something for your card/project or just use something green. As you can see I took green literally and don't think I could have gone any greener.

I decided to create a multi image card for this challenge. I combined three different Pixie images : February Pixie, March Pixie and August Pixie. They can be found in the shop under the Pixie of the Month section HERE!

Don't forget to head on over to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Blog to see some fabulous DT inspiration. That's also where you'll find the place to link up your "Go Green" project. I can't wait to see what you come up with.


I also wanted to let you know that Kathy is generously giving away a free image. It's called Sweet Japanese Princess and she is adorable. Head on over to the Pixie Dust Studio blog HERE to grab it while you can.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Some Odd Girl Challenge

It's been awhile since I made a card using a Some Odd Girl
image. Their images are just my style - cute and sweet.

I made this card for the Some Odd Girl Challenge. The challenge theme is "Think Spring."

I don't know about you but I am definitely ready for warmer weather and sunshine. I decided to use the Sunny Tia image for my card. She is part of the March 1st release. Isn't she adorable in her orange and green outfit?

I created the background paper by printing the Clock Background from The Cutting Cafe on Kraft paper. I'm glad I decided to print it out on a full sheet of cardstock because it is a lot more versatile than I first thought.

Here's how the card ended up:

I used a circle punch and punched out one of the clock faces to add a little dimension to the background. It's hard to see on the picture but it looks really neat IRL (In real life).

Friday, March 11, 2011

What big eyes you have

I hope you are enjoying the Pixie Dust Studio Blog Hop.

If you came here from Cat's blog then you are in the right place and have already seen her incredible project. If not you may want to head on over to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge blog to start the hop. This is one hop that you don't want to miss.

The theme of the hop is The Cape. It is the latest Pixie Dust Studio release. It is based on the upcoming movie Little Red Riding Hood. In order to be eligible to win the entire release you must leave a comment on every blog along your way. You'll find plenty of inspiration throughout.

I chose the image called The Cape for my project. Vibrant red seems to suit this sweet little Pixie. I just hope she looks out for the Big Bad Wolf. Here's a close-up of the image:

I've created a house shaped card using my Cricut.

Now head on over to Melissa's Blog to continue the hop.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thank you for being you

This week's Pixie Dust Studio Challenge is called "Thank you for being you". We hope you will be inspired to make a card that simply thanks a friend for being there. That's what true friends are for, right? I hope you head on over to the Challenge Blog to see what the Design Team came up with this week and also to join in on this week's challenge.

I used one of the images from the Moon Beam release. Isn't he adorable? I just love the little heart eye patch.

I also wanted to remind you of the Pixie Dust Studio Blog Hop tomorrow. The Design Team will be showcasing the latest release called The Cape. You don't want to miss it.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Digital Tuesday Challenge

See previous post for the winner of last week's Digital Tuesday Blog Hop giveaway.

This week
Robyn's Fetish is sponsoring the challenge. They are giving away 5 digi images or 4 digi images and 1 paper pack (winners choice).

This week's challenge theme is Welcome Little One. We are asking you to make a baby card. For my card I used 3 digital images: Cute litte baby, sentiment (The Cutting Cafe - Huge baby circle set and the clock background set). To customize the background and to add a little interest to the card, I printed it on kraft cardstock. I may try printing it on pink or light blue cardstock next time.

As you can see, I mixed and matched several different designer papers. It's nice to be able to use up some of my paper scraps- as it is a never ending pile. I hope you join in on the challenge this week. It never hurts to have a baby card around.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Seeing Polka Dots

Click HERE for the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blog Hop

Are you up for a challenge? How about a fun Pixie Dust Studio challenge? This week's theme is called "seeing polka dots" I used one of the new moonbeam images for my project this week.

I decided that this sweet little pixie needed blue hair. Don't you agree? She also looked like a gal that could not only handle polka dots but a cute little hounds tooth outfit as well.

Be sure to head on over to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge blog to see the fabulous DT creations this week. They are truly amazing.

The sentiment is from a set called Beautiful Flowers Colored Set from The Cutting Cafe. The set includes 77 images. Wow!!! Lots to choose from and colored versions too.

If that's not enough to tempt you to head on over to The Cutting about a mention of several new sets currently available such as a book box template, bike printable sets, sentiment sets and so much more.