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Friday, April 29, 2011

You're A Star!





It's Friday, and time for another new release day, at Digi's With Attitude! Today, there are two new releases in the Digi's With Attitude! store! Today, we bring you Movie Star Tween and Fortune Teller Tween! Once you see what my awesome fellow DT members have done with these images, you're going to want to have them for your very own!

Not only is it new release day, but It's also time for a new challenge! We had so many gorgeous entries in our Asian challenge. Now, lets see Who's A Star In Your Life! That's right! We want to see at least one star on your project! Get creative, and show us your awesome talent!

Get out your ink and start creating, then link up your fabulous creation at Digi's With Attitude! for your chance to win! There are great prizes and big honors to be won! Digi's With Attitude! is giving away a $10 gift certificate to their fantastic store! (If you haven't seen it, yet, Hurry over and check it out!) Fabulous color projects are being added to the images, for some wonderful inspiration!) You'll also be entered for a chance at being named Honorable Mention and/or Card of the Month!

If that's not enough, we have a fabulous sponsor this week, thanks to the generosity of Stitchy, from the Stitchy Bear Stamps Store! Stitchy is giving one winner a $10 Gift certficate to her shop!

Fabulous prizes up for grabs this week, so be sure you link up your creation with us, this week, at Digi's With Attitude! Don't miss out on your chance to win!

For my project, I am using one of today's new releases, Movie Star Tween, by
Digi's With Attitude! This little beauty is colored with Promarkers and enhanced with glitter for that extra star appeal. My card uses the sketch at Stamping Vacation for the layout. The papers are both from my stash. The black paper is texturized and embossed with a weird pattern and then highlighted with silver glitter. It almost feels like paper towels or tissue paper that has been clumped up, watersoaked and redried. It have a very cool texture! (Yes I just admitted that it's cool to soak down paper, clump it up, let it dry, and play with it! Guess I know why I loved to throw things in a tub full of water as a kid!) It seemed to match perfectly with this funky pink and black zebra paper! I wanted to go Monochromatic in a strange way, which is why I chose black as my neutral color. This gorgeous black lace is from Pizzazz Aplenty, as are these fabulous silver flatback pearls (in the upper left corner - Hard to see because of the watermark, sorry). The stick pin is a simple one, made by me. I wanted to incorporate metal and lace, but not have anything to gaudy so the attention would focus on the image. The ribbon and bow with pearl are all from my stash. I punched the stars with punches by Creative Memories. The image and stars are mounted with foam mounting tape for extra 3D effect.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch Therapy at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #42 Time To Rock The Metal at Simple Create
Challenge #58 Digi Day at Creative Inspirations
Use A Punch At Card Cupids
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Sparkles Forum
Challenge #52 Let's Get Punchy at Sentimental Sunday
Challenge #77 Bling It On at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #25 Metal and Lace at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #108 Pile It On! (5 layers) at Stamptacular Sunday
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Recipe Challenge (1 Image, 2 printed Papers and 3 embellishments – bow, silver pearls and metal stick pin) at I Did It Creations
Challenge #44 Digi Monday - Friend - at Paper Playtime
Challenge #149 A Right Royal Knees Up (Posh Gown) at A Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #25 Fashion at Ladybug Crafts
PTT#13 Anything Goes at party Time Tuesdays
Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #7 Use A Digital Stamp at Amber's Crafts
Challenge #56 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #70 Monochromatic (Pink) at Sassy Studio Designs
Day 60 Sparkle And Shine (Black paper) at 365 Cards
Challenge #89 Anything Goes at Paper Cutz
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Crafts 4 Eternity
Challenge #96 Anything Goes at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #9 Bling at Paper Crafting Journey
Challenge #8 Punches or Diecuts at Little Miss Muffet
Challenge #53 Use A Die or Punch at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #53 Glitter, Glamour, Glitz at Phindy's Place
Challenge #23 Teenagers at Delicious Doodles
Have You Tried (Ribbon Over Lace) at Stamping Vacation

Monday, April 25, 2011

Anything Goes for The End of The Term




Iris' Spot has a fun new challenge for you, today! Anything Goes! Whoo Hoo! I know everyone loves this kind of challenge! You can make anything you want! Anything at all! How cool is that?! We can't wait to see what you come up with for this one! The challenge at Iris' Spot is being sponsored by the oh so cool Stef Hughes of Glitterbabe's Digis! Hurry over to Iris' Spot and play along for your chance to win a fabulous digi prize!

Wow! Time has flown by and its already the end of my term for the DT at Iris' Spot. I've had so much fun working with this spunky little lady! I'm sad to be posting my last DT card, but I know she'll be bringing in another fabulous DT for the new term and I wish her all the best with her new DT.

For my card today, I've used this adorable fairy image from Glitterbabe's Digis. This little cutie is cut out using nestabilities, colored with Promarkers, and glitter added for sparkle and shine. She is matted on a gold metallic cardstock printed with gold metallic stars and cut out with nesties. After all, what is a fairy without sparkle and glitter?! Both DP are from my stash. The pink paper has a quilted look, with faux stitching. I used pink mulberry paper flowers I found on clearance at meijer. The sprigs of leaves are punched with a punch by Martha Stewart. I added some pink rhinestone swirls/flourishes that I bought at the Scrapbook Expo last month. The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You and is punched with the oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up, then mounted with foam mounting tape, for dimension.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #24 Wings at Beary Scrap
Challenge #25 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at My Partner In Crafting Crime
Challenge #43 Shine With Lots of Sparkle at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #80 Clean and Simple at Claudia & Company
Challenge #31 Pink and Sweet at Crafts And Me
PWC#150 Pink, Green and Neutral at Paper Pretties
Challenge #2 Glitter at My Mum's Craft Shop
Challenge #55 Glitter and Glitz at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #26 Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #79 Children's Cards at Crafty Catz
Challenge #58 Show Me A Pink Flowery Lady at Cooking It Up With Katie
Challenge #99 Flowers at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #77 Flowers In Bloom at AI Factory
Challenge #8 Fairies, Pixies and Elves at Do It With Digi's
Challenge #51 April Showers Bring May Flowers at Prairie Fairy
April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #19 Spring Colors at Card Makin Mamas
Challenge #22 Anything Goes at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #77 Bling It On at Totally Gorjuss
Challenge #32 Spring Colors at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #107 Pretty Punches at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #46 Colorful at Pear Tree Designs
Challenge #52 Let's Get Punchy at Sentimental Sunday
Recipe Challenge (1 Image, 2 printed Papers and 3 embellishments – Flowers, swirls, leaves) at I Did It Creations
Challenge #44 Digi Monday - Friend - at Paper Playtime
Fairies at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #108 Pile It On! (5 layers counting white card base) at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #58 Digi Day at Creative Inspirations
Use A Punch At Card Cupids
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Sparkles Forum
Layers and Stitching (Faux stitching on Pink DP) at House of Gilli
Challenge #4 Bold and Bright at Bows and Berries

Lots of Layers at Craft Your Passion





It's Monday! Are you ready for another fun challenge at Craft Your Passion?! This week, we want you to "Show Use Your Layers!" How's that for an easy theme?! Come on over to Craft Your Passion and link up your latest creation, for your change to win! We're being sponsored this week by the fabulous people at the Stitchy Bear Stamp Store!

Stitchy gave the DT some fabulous digi images to work with, from three designers from her store! (Stitchy Stamps, Floppy Latte Designs, and Reece's Scrap Pieces). She also gave us a paper pack that some of the DT used, by Floppy Latte Designs. The prize will be a paper pack and digi images from the Stitchy Bear Stamp Store!

When you go over to link up your challenge entry, Be sure You check out all the DT samples at Craft Your Passion. Show our DT some love by leaving comments!

My card, today, uses the sketch at Repeat Impressions I wanted to do a make card and decided to go with a monochromatic theme. And what perfect color for a male card, than blue? The gingham paper, paper with silver stars and polka dot paper are both from my stash. I used hand dyed skittles for the embellishing in the left upper corner. The hexagons were punched with a punch by Creative Memories, and mounted with Foam mounting tape, for Dimension. I did the sentiment by hand, this time. The image is called Sudz and is by Stitchy Stamps. He is colored with Promarkers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #107 Pretty Punches at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #45 Polka Dots at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #62 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #80 Clean and Simple at Claudia & Company
Challenge #30 Open at Top Tip Tuesday
Digital at Scrap-Creations
Repeat Impressions Sketch A2011 at The House That Stamps Built
Monochromatic (No Glitter) at OWH Stars and Stamps
Challenge #26 Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #11 One For The Boys at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Challenge #108 Pile It On! at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #59 Father's Day or Sports at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #52 Let's Get Punchy at Sentimental Sunday
Challenge #58 Digi Day at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #118 Circles at The Crafty Pad
Use A Punch At Card Cupids
Challenge #90 Fun and Games at Pollycraft
Challenge #9 Circles (Polka Dot DP) at Cards For Men
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Sparkles Forum
Recipe Challenge (1 Image, 2 printed Papers and 3 embellishments- 3 skittles) at I Did It Creations
Challenge #44 Digi Monday - Friend - at Paper Playtime
Masculine at Stamp-n-Doodle

For The Love Of Otters



I'm so excited, today, to share with you another Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images! This one is extra special to me, because it features an image that I requested. Shelly was kind enough to draw it for me, for a project I had in mind. My cousin had visited back in the Winter and had seen a clock I altered. She fell in love with the clock and said, "OMG! You should make me one with an Otter on it!" (She LOVES otters!) I thought, Where am I going to get an image of an otter?!" So, I took a chance and asked Shelly if she could possibly draw one for me, so I could make this clock, and viola! Here we are with this fabulous Otter image! You can buy "Otter" in Shelly's Store, today only, for a discounted price!

This is perfect timing, because my cousin just moved into her own apartment for the first time and also just won an awesome Talent Contest in her hometown at the local comedy club! So, this is going to be a wonderful gift for her when I surprise her with it! Thanks so much, Shelly, for this fabulous image! Brandie is going to love her clock!

Stop by Shelly's Images and check out the other fantastic projects from our talented DT, as well as our featured Guest Designer, the oh so creative Debbie Harris, of DKH Designs! *Applause* Visit us at Shelly's Images and leave us some love! We love to read your comments!

Oh, and how about a tutorial for making an altered clock?! Stop by Shelly's Images, again, tomorrow for a step by step tutorial, and make your own clock!

Now, let's talk about this clock! I've used an inexpensive (just under $5) clock from Walmart. In case you are looking to make your own, the brand name of the clock is Mainstay. I used a patterned leaf paper in fall colors, to go with my Otter. The adorable otter is colored with Promarkers. I used the sponging technique to add color around the image. (Browns, Tans and Greens below the log, and then a mix of blues and greens to create a sky behind the otter) I punched a hole in the image with the Croc A Dile Big Bite, to be able to add the hands for the clock. The numbers are metallic gold foil stickers from The Paper Studio, matted on Chocolate Chip Cardstock and mounted with Foam Mounting Tape for dimension. The otter is cut out using the Creative Memories Cutting System.

Don't forget to drop by Shelly's Images, again, tomorrow for a step by step tutorial on altering your own clock!


I am entering this altered clock in the following challenges:


Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #38 Anything But A Card at Lexi's Creations
Challenge #62 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #30 Open at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #148 Let's Celebrate (My cousin getting her own apt.) at A Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #2 Glitter or Shine (Shiny Metallic gold foil numbers) at My Mum's Craft Shop
It's All In The Numbers at The Paper Variety
Challenge #81 Animals at Fun With Shapes and More
Challenge #22 Anything Goes at Delicious Doodles
Week #128 Chocolate Inspired at One Stop Crafts
Challenge #5 Animals at Little Claire Designs
Challenge #11 One For The Boys at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Fountain of Youth - Going To The Zoo at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #107 Pretty Punches at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #113 Welcome To The Jungle at Corrosive
Challenge #108 Pile It On! (5 layers counting hands) at Stamptacular Sunday
Challenge #58 Digi Day at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #118 Circles at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #10 Anything Goes at Sparkles Forum
Challenge #44 Digi Monday - (Gift for) Friend - at Paper Playtime
Masculine at Stamp-n-Doodle
Challenge #11 Anything Goes at KB Challenges

Friday, April 22, 2011

My Little Geisha Girl





It's new release day, at Digi's With Attitude! Today, there are two new releases in the Digi's With Attitude! store! Jump on over and check out the newest additions, Geisha Tween and Sports Car Tween.

It's also time for another challenge! That means your chance to win fabulous prizes! We want to see your asian themed projects this week. Now, now, don't panic. It's really not that hard! You could go with asian papers, asian images, or even alter an item. Come on over to the Digi's With Attitude! blog for some asian inspiration! Our sponsor this week is the oh so generous Donna, from Bearly Mine Designs. Donna is giving one lucky winner 2 digi stamp sets of thier choice. And, as always, Digi's With Attitude! is giving away a $10 gift certificate to their awesome new store! When you play along with us, you have a chance at these wonderful prizes, as well as possibly being named Honorable Mention and/or Card of the Month!

Today, I am bringing little Geisha Tween out to play. She is colored with Promarkers. My card layout uses the sketch at Sunday Sketch & Stamp. The papers are mostly from my stash, except the tan paper with asian characters, which is from the Oriental Blue CD by Ooh La La Creations. The flowers are by Prima and are from my stash. I used black adhesive pearls in two sizes for my flower centers. Glitter and sparkle were added to the image to add shine and highlights. The flower corners are punched with a corner punch by EK Success. The image and photo corners were attached with foam mounting tape.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #51 Arianne's Sketch at Sunday Sketch & Stamp
Challenge #38 Lots of Layers at Cupcake Crafts
Challenge #58 Make It Sassy At One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #107 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #61 Punches or Dies at Critter Challenge
Challenge #90 Bright and Bold at Incy Wincy
Free and Easy at Whoopsi Daisy
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #23 Use Punches at Woodware USA
Challenge #43 Shine With Lots of Sparkle at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #62 Anything Goes at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #30 Open at Top Tip Tuesday
YNSC#40 Texture It at Your Next Stamp
Digital at Scrap-Creations
Challenge #2 Glitter at My Mum's Craft Shop
Challenge #77 Flowers In Bloom at AI Factory
Challenge #51 April Showers Bring May Flowers at Prairie Fairy
April Showers Bring Forth May Flowers at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #22 Anything Goes at Delicious Doodles

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stick Pin Swap at CDAC! Sign Up Before It Is Too Late!





Hi Everyone!

Have You Checked Out The Fabulous Swap Section over at Crafter's Digital Arts Center? (CDAC)

A great place to meet new people, swap, and find lots of fun groups for Digi Images!

I'm sure you have seen those gorgeous stick pins that everyone is adding to thier cards, lately! They're all the rage! How would you like to learn to make them, and swap some of these gorgeous pins with others?!




I'm hosting a stick pin swap over at CDAC and would Love to have you join!

There are a few groups left that still have spots available, so hurry before they are gone!

Sign Ups end on April 30!


Click The Link, Below, To Be Taken To My Stick Pin Swap on CDAC!

Stick Pin Swap at CDAC!


I Hope You Will Sign Up And Swap With Us!


Monday, April 18, 2011

Craft Your Passion Is Seeing Spots!




We're seeing spots,at Craft Your Passion! No, no, we don't need our eyes checked! Well, maybe I do, but that's beside the point! LOL!

Seeing Spots is the theme for our new challenge this week! We want to see your fabulous creations this week, that have spots! Polka Dots, Swiss Dots, Mini Dots, any kind of dots!

Head on over to Craft Your Passion and play with us for your change to win! We're being sponsored this week, by our very own Lauretta, of Lauretta's Digital Stamps, and Corrine, from CocoDingo.

This lovely dove image is from CocoDingo. I colored the image with Promarkers and added glitter to the dove for sparkle. The DP is from Stampin Up. The sheer ribbon is from my stash. Sentiment is computer generated and punched with a circle punch. I've used foam mounting tape to attach the sentiment. The upper left corner of the flowered DP panel is adorned with tiny white adhesive pearls.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Truly Dimensional at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #147 All Creatures Great And Small at Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #30 Ribbon at Crafts And Me
Challenge #57 Easy As 1, 2, 3 (3 pearls) at Cooking It Up With Katie
PWC#149 At Least Two Patterned Papers at Paper Pretties
Challenge #70 Say It Out Loud at Pixie Dust Studio
Challenge #26 Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments
Clean and Simple at Some Odd Girl
Challenge #81 Animals at Fun With Shapes And More
Challenge #7 Glitter and Shine at Little Miss Muffet Challenges
Challenge #50 Favorite Nursery Rhyme (The Dove and The Wren) at Prairie Fairy
Day #49 Opposites Attract (Green and purple) at 365 Cards
April Showers Bring May Flowers at Crafty Calendar
Love Or Faith at Fairy Knoll
Challenge #5 Animals at Little Claire Designs
Challenge #107 Photo Inspiration (colors) from Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #6 Photo Inspiration at Jay Gee's Nook
CIC26 It's All About The Bling (Glitter and pearls) at Clearly I Stamp, Sponsored By Clear Dollar Stamps
Color Challenge: Lavender and Celery at Stamping Vacation
Free and Easy at Whoopsi Daisy
Challenge #61 Punches or Dies at Critter Challenge
Challenge #107 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #38 Lots of Layers at Cupcake Crafts
HSC4 Case A Cake (Photo #1 Romantic Florals - Colors) at Studio 313 Hotspot

Ohhhh Baby



Are you ready?!

It's Marvelous Monday at Shelly's Images and we have a featured image, today, that is just cute, cute, cute! We're featuring duckling from Shelly's Images. Isn't he just the cutest?! He's available with a ribbon around his neck or without (with the ribbon separate.) The perfect image for spring, Easter, or even a baby card! He's on sale, today only, in Shelly's Store,for a special price!

The DT at Shelly's Images have created some fabulous projects for your viewing pleasure, using this adorable duckling. Stop by Shelly's Images and check out all the wonderful creations from my fellow DT members, as well as our fabulous Guest Designer this week - Cheryl, from She Stamps! Please stop by her blog and leave her some love! Her card is gorgeous!

I've chosen to do a baby card, today. I've used the sketch at Sketch N Stash, for my card layout. The patterned papers are all from my stash. The duckling image from Shelly's Images is colored with Promarkers. I've punched the corners with a corner punch by EK Success. The image is punched with a large scalloped circle punch and attached with foam mounting tape, for dimension. The lovely flowers from my stash are by Prima. I used a small pink button from my stash, as the flower center. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set by Stampin Up and is punched with the word window and modern label punches by Stampin Up. I've attached the sentiment with foam mounting tape as well.


I'm entering this card in the following challenges:



Truly Dimensional at Papertake Weekly
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Spring at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #106 Little Women at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #59 Sketch at Sketch N Stash
Challenge #147 All Creatures Great And Small at Spoon Full of Sugar
Challenge #57 Easy As 1, 2, 3 (ribbon, flowers and a button) at Cooking It Up With Katie
PWC#149 At Least Two Patterned Papers at Paper Pretties
Challenge #70 Say It Out Loud at Pixie Dust Studio
Challenge #54 Stripes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #50 Recipe (@ DP, Flowers,at least 1 button at Sew Many Challenges
Challenge #26 Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #78 Furry Friends at Crafty Catz
Clean and Simple at Some Odd Girl
Challenge #38 Raise A Smile at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #46 Paper Flowers at Paper Romance
Challenge #81 Animals at Fun With Shapes And More
Challenge #15 Scallops at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #50 Favorite Nursery Rhyme (Five Little Ducks) at Prairie Fairy
April Showers Bring May Flowers at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #5 Animals at Little Claire Designs
Challenge #107 Photo Inspiration (colors) from Cupcake Inspirations
Pastel Colors at Card Cupids
Challenge #42 Cute and Sweet at Fresh Brewed Designs
Pick 3 For April (Circle, Sentiment, Corner Punch) at Stamping Vacation
Lots of Layers at Karen's Doodles
Challenge #23 Use Punches at Woodware USA
Challenge #61 Punches or Dies at Critter Challenge
Challenge #107 Photo Inspiration (Colors) at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #38 Lots of Layers at Cupcake Crafts
Week #58 Pastels and Stripes and The Shabby Tea Room
Free and Easy at Whoopsi Daisy

Friday, April 15, 2011

Grow Some Attitude!





Are you all enjoying the fabulous Spring weather?! The DT at Digi's With Attitude! are all thinking Spring for this week's challenge

That's right, it's challenge time, again! and we have a fun new theme for you. This week, our theme is "Spring Has Sprung!" We'd love for you to come on over and share your Spring projects with us! We're being sponsored this week by Robyn's Fetish, who's giving our sponsor winner 2 digi paper packs of their choice! Plus, Digi's With Attitude! is giving away a $10 gift certificate to fabulous new store! Not to mention, you'll be in the running for Honorable Mention and Card of the Month!

My project today features one of the fabulous April releases, Gardening Tween, at Digi's With Attitude! She's the perfect image for this time of year! I've colored her with Promarkers, and used the sketch at Sketches By Carly, for my card layout. The border is punched with a border punch by Martha Stewart. This pretty flowered DP is from my stash and is by K & C Company. The photo corners are punched with an EK Success corner punch. Flowers are by Bazzil and Prima, with a pink rhinestone in the center.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #89 Flower Frenzy at Incy Wincy
Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Truly Dimensional at Papertake Weekly
Spring at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #106 Little Women at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #42 Cute and Sweet at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #29 Spring Has Sprung at Top Tip Tuesday
PWC#149 At Least Two Patterned Papers at Paper Pretties
Challenge #5 My Favorite Things (Punches) at Amber's Crafts and Stuff
Challenge #38 Raise A Smile at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #26 Anything Goes at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #46 Paper Flowers at Paper Romance
Challenge #15 Scallops at Do You Stack Up
Challenge #62 Springtime at Totally Papercrafts
Challenge #50 Favorite Nursery Rhyme (Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, How does your Garden Grow?) at Prairie Fairy
April Showers Bring May Flowers at Crafty Calendar
Inspiration Challenge (colors-Greens) at InStyle Stamps
Special Month - April (Spring or Easter) at Stamping Vacation

Monday, April 11, 2011

Iris Says Punch It




Wow, I can't beleive how quickly my DT term is coming to an end at Iris' Spot?! This is me second to last card for Iris, and I have had so much fun being a part of her DT.

We have another new challenge for you, today at Iris' Spot. Our theme this week is to use punches. This week, we are being sponsored at Iris' Spot by the wonderful Lauretta, from Lauretta's Digital Stamps! Be sure you play along with us for your chance to win!

This theme was an easy one for me, because I am a self-proclaimed punch addict! I love love love punches! I decided to try and do something funky and different with the punches this time. I'm not sure if I succeeded, but I wanted to experiment. The image is from Lauretta's Digital Stamps and is colored with Promarkers. I used the large flower punch by Stampin Up and made bunch of them in solids and patterns. I arranged the solids in all sorts of ways behind my image. Then trimmed piece of the patterned punched flowers to fit on the solids. It has a cool effect with the funky flowered DP. Speaking of the DP, that funkiness is from my stash, as is the funky glittered ribbon and the glittered flower by Prima. A pretty pink adhesive pearl is the finishing touch for the flower center. I added glitter the heart image and to the flower centers on the DP.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #23 Use A Punch Or Die Cut at Mami Doodles
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
CAS at Some Odd Girl
CHallenge #38 Raise A Smile at Crafty Ann's
April Showers Bring May Flowers at Crafty Calendar
Punches or Dies and Ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Four Or More Layers at Catch The Bug
Clean and Simple at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #15 Say It In Style at Pile it On
Challenge #23 Use A Punch Or Die Cut at Mami Doodles
Challenge #89 Flower Frenzy at Incy Wincy
Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #34 All Girl at Lollipop Crafts
Girly at Stamp-n-doodle

To Have And To Hold, Two Become One





Once again, Today, we have another fun new challenge for you at Craft Your Passion. This week, the theme is Two By Two. It's a ver simple one, and should be lots of time! Just show us your creation using two of something. It can be two of anything! Two images, two patterned papers, two embellishements! Anything!

Come on over to Craft Your Passion and play with us for your change to win! We are being sponsored this week by Ellephantastic! What are you waiting for?! Don't miss out on your chance to win some cute cute cute images from Ellephantastic!

I went with a Wedding/Anniversary theme this time. Sometimes I like to leave the sentiment off a card so that I can use it for more than one occasion, and this card is perfect for either Wedding or Anniversary. This adorable couple image is called Elle & Andi and is by Ellephantastic. These cuties are colored with Promarkers. I used tea green to outline her dress and veil so she will stand out, but her dress still remain white. I added glitter to her dress and veil for some sparkle and shine. That is a must, since all bride's shine on their wedding day! The DP is by Stampin Up. The lighter green card base and matting square are dry embossed with a leaf pattern. I've used a punch by Martha Stewart to make sprigs of leaves for my Flower. The flower is by Magnolia and is accented with glitter using my Clearstar Gelly Roll pen by Inksentials. The white ribbon is from my stash.



I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #146 Tons of Texture at Spoon Full Of Sugar
Challenge #14 Weddings/Anniversaries
CAS at Some Odd Girl
Challenge #38 Raise A Smile at Crafty Ann's
April Showers Bring May Flowers at Crafty Calendar
CIC25 Clean and Simple at Clearly I stamp
Four Or More Layers at Catch The Bug
Clean and Simple at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #23 Use A Punch Or Die Cut at Mami Doodles
Challenge #89 Flower Frenzy at Incy Wincy
Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious
Favorite's Challenge at Nettie G's
Challenge #22 Anything Goes at Woodware USA
Fountain of Youth: Playing Dress Up at Stamping Vacation

Shelly! Some Bunny Loves Your DT



And it's ME!


Monday, Monday! It's Marvelous Monday! That means time for a new Featured image at Shelly's Images!.


We have some fabulous creations to show you today at Shelly's Images. We're still feeling Springy and celebrating warm weather and bunnies!!

Meet cute, cuddly "Some Bunny." He'd love to come home with you for Easter! He can be yours, today only, at a special price, in Shelly's Store. Hope on over and adopt him for a small fee, and check out the other fabulous images while you're there!

My card uses the sketch at Wild orchid Challenge. (Yet another place where I never win, but I do love their challenges and hope someday to get lucky!) Some Bunny is colored with Promarkers. I used a fine point black Promarker to put a pupil in the center of his eye... I think it makes him look a little on the wild side, though! LOL! I love the combination of papers on this one. So many fun patterns: lattice, polka dots, faux stitching and gingham! The pastel colors are perfect for Easter and for Spring. I used pink adhesive pearls to embellish the two corners. My flower is by Prima. I added color to it with my Promarkers, and used lavender sugar coated brads by Doodlebug, for the centers, then added glitter. The Sentiment is punched with oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up. The white ribbon across the middle is from my stash.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:


Challenge #23 Use A Punch Or Die Cut at Mami Doodles
TPE 97 Easter At The Pink Elephant
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #105 Easter Parade at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #43 Spring at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #136 Easter at Everybody Art
Challenge #60 Easter at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #146 Tons of Texture at Spoon Full Of Sugar
It's Time For Spring Colors at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #53 Easter Inspired at Meljen's Designs
Challenge #29 Glitter at Crafts And Me
Box Office Inspiration (the New Movie, "Hop") at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #30 Yellow at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #97 Animals/Pets at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #14 Critters Galore at Paper Play
Challenge #75 Easter at AI Factory
CAS at Some Odd Girl
Challenge #37 Easter at Sarah Hurley
Challenge #38 Raise A Smile at Crafty Ann's
Glitter It Up At Crafty Sentiments
Challenge #80 Easter at Fun With Shapes and More
Use Brads (Center of flower) at Frosted Designs
FF#74 Spring at If The Shoe Fits
Card For A Child at Fussy and Fancy
April Showers Bring May Flowers at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #86 Bunny, Chick or Easter Eggs at Paper Cutz
Challenge #51 Ribbons and Pearls at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #19 Easter or Spring at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #50 Easter at Phindy's Place
Challenge #20 Use Ribbons For Easter at Delicious Doodles
Punches or Dies and Ribbon at Really Reasonable Ribbon
Its Easter! at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Challenge #49 Easter at Bee Crafty
Challenge #75 Fluffy at Totally Gorjuss
Four Or More Layers at Catch The Bug
Challenge #7 Easter at Send A Smile 4 Kids
Hoppy Easter at Scrappy Frogs
Challenge #15 Say It In Style at Pile it On
ASC39 Hippity Hoppity Bunnies at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #57 Easter at Creative Inspirations
Challenge #9 Easter at Sparkle Forum
Challenge #23 Use A Punch Or Die Cut at Mami Doodles
Challenge #88 Easter at Pollycraft
Challenge #89 Flower Frenzy at Incy Wincy
Anything Goes at Totally Stampalicious
Challenge #31 Easter at Daisy Doodles
Challenge #87 Easter at Die Cut Dreams
Easter's On Its Way! at Happy Monday Challenge
CCH#62 Easter at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #22 Anything Goes at Woodware USA
Special Month - April (Spring or Easter) at Stamping Vacation
Clear As Mud - Jack In The Box (Jackrabbit) at Stamping Vacation

Friday, April 8, 2011

C'mon Get Hoppy With Bunny Tween!!




C'mon Get Hoppy at Digi's With Attitude! It's time for a new challenge and we have the perfect theme for you this week! This time, we are asking you to show us your Easter Projects! We had so many fabulous entries last week. We hope you'll hop on over and play with us again, in our Easter Challenge.

Hurry on over to Digi's With Attitude! and link up your project for your chance to win! There are great prizes to give away, this week!


We're being sponsored, this week, by The Robin's Nest! one winner will win a $25 gift certificate to their store!


As always, also up for grabs is our usual prize, a $10 Gift certificate to the Digi's With Attitude! store. One winner for every 25 entries! Whoo Hoo! Play along with us! You'll also have a chance at Honorable Mention. Honorable Mention winners get a chance at Card of the Month!

Speaking of the Digi's With Attitude! store, we have some exciting news! The Digi's With Attitude! store is all new and totally fabulous! If you haven't seen it yet, you really must check it out! The new store is awesome! This weekend only, all images are on sale 20% off! Even new releases! hat a deal! Come on over and check out the fabulous images! Most images now have full color project samples for your viewing pleasure. See the images brought to life in color, before you buy! You could win a $10 gift certificate to the store, just be checking it out and signing the guestbook! But Hurry, you only have through the weekend to sign the guest book for a chance to win, and to pick up all your favorite images at 20% off!

My project today for Digi's With Attitude! features Bunny Tween. Isn't she just adorable?! I've colored her with Promarkers and went with pastel Easter colors. Flowers are by by Prima and are secured with glittered sugar coated metal brads by Doodlebug. The ribbon and pearl are both from my stash. Sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set by Stampin Up.


I am entering this card in the following challenges:



Challenge #56 April Fool's at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #51 Ribbons and Pearls (Pink Pearl on Ribbon) at Wags 'n Whiskers
From The Home (Pink Eye Shadow, around image) at Stamping With The Dragon
Occasion Oasis Easter at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #30 For Children at Crafty Emma's
Challenge #4 Spring Celebrations at Little Claire Designs
ASC39 Hippity Hoppity Bunnies at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #115 Flowers at The Crafty pad
Challenge #49 Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
TPE 97 Easter At The Pink Elephant
Challenge #42 Digi Monday at Paper Playtime
CCH #61 Just Add Flowers at The Crazy Challenge
Challenge #24 layer It Up at My Partner In Crafting Crime
Easter at Stamps R Us
Let's use Flowers at Paper Cupcakes
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #105 Easter Parade at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #43 Spring at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #136 Easter at Everybody Art
Challenge #60 Easter at I Love Promarkers
Challenge #146 Tons of Texture at Spoon Full Of Sugar
Spring Colors or Easter at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #53 Easter Inspired at Meljen's Designs
Anything With A Bunny at For Fun
Box Office Inspiration (the New Movie, "Hop") at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #30 Yellow at Scrapbook Sisters
Challenge #97 Animals/Pets at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #75 Easter at AI Factory
Challenge #37 Easter at Sarah Hurley
Challenge #38 Raise A Smile at Crafty Ann's
Challenge #80 Easter at Fun With Shapes and More
Challenge #14 Follow That Yellow Brick Road at Do You Stack Up
Sassy Circle Somethings (Sassy Bunny Girl) at Stamp Something
Use Brads (Center of flower) at Frosted Designs
FF#74 Spring at If The Shoe Fits
Challenge #7 Easter at Stampin For The Weekend
Card For A Child at Fussy and Fancy
April Showers Bring May Flowers at Crafty Calendar
Challenge #19 Easter or Spring at Pattie's Creations
Challenge #50 Easter at Phindy's Place
Challenge #20 Use Ribbons For Easter at Delicious Doodles
Challenge #41 Egg-Stra Special and Simply Create
Cute and Girly at By The Cute and Girly
Its Easter! at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Color Challenge at InStyle Stamps
Challenge #49 Easter at Bee Crafty
Challenge #7 Easter at Send A Smile 4 Kids

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I Played With Honeycomb Because I Carrot For You!

I'm finally getting a chance to sit down and play with some of the new goodies I bought at the Scrapbook Expo in Columbus on March 25th.

If you haven't ever seen the new image sets and honeycomb paper from Inky Antics, you really need to check it out! They are awesome!

Remember those honeycomb bells and other decoration you can buy for weddings?! Well now, you can make your own with the new honeycomb paper! Whoo Hoo!

My card today uses HoneyPop Easter set from Inky Antics, and the new honeycomb paper in orange and green.




Here, above, is the front of my card. I made this card for a male friend, but it would also make a great card for a child. I went with green, for my Easter card. The DP is from my stash. I distressed the edges of the DP with distress ink and a sponge applicator. The green cardstock panel is dry. embossed with a leaf pattern. I've used antique brass brads and a fancy metal spiral paperclip to embellish the corners of the embossed panel. The layout uses the sketch at Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment and rabbits are from the Inky Antics set. I punched it out using oval and scalloped oval punches by Stampin Up. Then, sponged around it in green ink and attached it to the card using foam mounting tape. The rabbit on the outside is also mounted with foam mouthing tape.

Here is the inside of my card:



Don't you just love how that cute little carrot pops right out at you as you open it? The bunny on the inside is from the Inky Antics set. I added sponging with green ink on the inside, and stamped some grass.

All images are highlighted with a tea green Promarker, with a touch of gray added to the ears.

I hope you enjoy this cute card as much I enjoyed making it!

I am entering this card in the following challenge:


Challenge #41 Cook It Up (Carrot inside) at Fresh Brewed Designs
Challenge #112 Bunnies at Crafty Creations
Challenge #80 Easter at Fun With Shapes and More
Challenge #5 Easter or Spring at Craft Us Crazy
Challenge #85 Easter at Paper Cutz
Challenge #40 Do It Yourself ( i cut out and pieced that carrot! LOL) at Simply Create
Anything Goes at Catch The Bug
Challenge #37 Inspired By An Elvis Song (Hound Dog because "You Ain't Ever Caught A Rabbit") at Crafty Ann's
DCC330 Designer’s Choice Challenge at Repeat Impression
Punch It Out at Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #12 Die Cuts at Inky Impressions
Challenge #56 April Fool's (Funny) at Alota Rubber Stamps
Challenge #60 One For The Boys at Totally Papercrafts
Humour/Make Us Smile at Phindy's Place
Animal Applause: Any Animal That Appears To Have Arms at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #4 Spring Celebrations at Little Claire Designs
Challenge #56 Something 3D at One Stitch At A Time
ASC39 Hippity Hoppity Bunnies at Aly's Sunday Challenge
Challenge #49 Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
TPE 97 Easter At The Pink Elephant
Challenge #136 Comedy Rocks at Cupcake Inspirations
Challenge #7 Embossing (Leaf pattern on green panel) at Cards For Men
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Challenge #43 Spring at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #136 Easter at Everybody Art
Challenge #146 Tons of Texture at Spoon Full Of Sugar
Challenge #12 Easter - No Digis at Let's Ink It Up
Its Easter! at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Challenge #49 Easter at Bee Crafty

Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter Blessings




Yay! It's another challenge at Ooh La La!

This time, we are celebrating Easter and want to see your Easter cards or projects. We'd love for you to play along with us. Come on over and link your Easter project, for your chance to win some fabulous products from Ooh La La! If you haven't, already, you really need to check out their CDs! So many fabulous pre-colored images, and digi papers!

I'm created my project using digi paper and a digi image from from ooh La La Creation's Fleur D'Imagination CD, available here. The white sheer ribbon is from my stash. I used foam mounting tape to attache the image, for dimension.. The pearls on the card are from Pizzazz Aplenty.

The inside of the card says, "Easter Blessings."

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #145 Easter at A Spoon Full Of Sugar
Challenge #28 Use Yellow at Crafts And Me
Challenge #44 Bling (Pearls) at Paper Romance
Challenge #80 Easter at Fun With Shapes and More
Challenge #5 Easter or Spring at Craft Us Crazy
Bling (pearls) at Frosted Designs
Challenge #85 Easter at Paper Cutz
Challenge #51 Ribbons and Pearls at Wags 'n Whiskers
Challenge #18 Embellish It at Card Makin Mamas
Bloomin Blossoms at All Sorts
Occasion Oasis Easter at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #4 Spring Celebrations at Little Claire Designs
April Digi Day at Stamp Something
Challenge #115 Flowers at The Crafty pad
Challenge #49 Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
TPE 97 Easter At The Pink Elephant
Challenge #42 Digi Monday at Paper Playtime
CCH #61 Just Add Flowers at The Crazy Challenge
Let's use Flowers at Paper Cupcakes
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Its Easter! at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats
Challenge #49 Easter at Bee Crafty

Anything Goes And I'm Thinking Birthday





It's challenge time at Craft Your Passion! Whooo Hooo!

This week, we have another "Anything Goes" challenge for you! Be sure you play along with us at Craft Your Passion

There are four fabulous sponsors, too!! Our sponsors are: Mami Doodles, Digital Delights By Louby Lou, The Charm Barn, and Crafter's Companion. Don't miss out on your chance to win!

One of my co-workers has a delightful little granddaughter, who's having a birthday, this month. I generally do something for little Sativa-Ann, for her birthday. This year, I wanted to be different. I decided to make this cute little birthday bucket filled with candy.

The bucket has styrofoam in the bottom, with easter grass on top. The sticks are wooden skishkabob skewers that I bought last summer, for grilling shishkabobs, and still had some lying around the house. The Image (Nesbitt) and tickets are by Digital Delights By Louby Lou. I've colored the image with Promarkers. The "flowers" are punched with scalloped circles, with the ticket sentiments attached to them, with foam mounting tape. I attached the punched flowers and Nesbitt image to the skewers with hot glue. The ribbon around the bucket is from my stash. After adding my skewers to the bucket, I filled the bucket with candy.

I think little Sativa-Ann is going to love this birthday gift!


I'm entering this project in the following challenges:

For A Child at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #104 For The Kids at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #41 Cook It Up (Centerpiece with Candy) at Fresh Brewed Designs
PTT#9 Anything Goes With A handmade Flower (Flowers in centerpiece) at Party Time Tuesdays
Challenge #3 Handmade Flowers (Flowers in centerpiece) at The Stamping Boutique
Punch It Out At Whimsie Doodles
Challenge #3 Happy Birthday at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Challenge #74 Bright As Day at AI Factory
Challenge #37 Inspired By An Elvis Song (Hound Dog) at Crafty Ann's
Shape With Us at The Crafty Purple Frog
Challenge #12 Happy Birthday at Fairy Tale Challenge
From The Home (Shishkabob Skewers) at Stamping With The Dragon
Challenge #40 Do It Yourself at Simply Create
Challenge #125 Spots and Dots (on bucket) at One Stop Crafts
Whatever at Fairy Knoll
Anything Goes at Catch The Bug
Animal Applause: Any Animal That Appears To Have Arms at Stamping Vacation
Challenge #17 Spots (on bucket) and Stripes at Craft Your Days Away
Challenge #30 For Children at Crafty Emma's
April Digi Day at Stamp Something
Challenge #56 Something 3D at One Stitch At A Time
Challenge #3 Anything Goes Birthday at Birthday Sundaes
Challenge #23 Use A Punch Or Die Cut at Mami Doodles
Challenge #49 Anything Goes at I Did It Creations
Challenge #42 Digi Monday at Paper Playtime
Polka Dots, Checks And Stripes at Happy Monday Challenges
Challenge #33 Make A Box Or Gift at Lollipop Crafts
Challenge #16 Back In Shape at Happileigh Scrappin
Anything Goes at MyGrafico
Challenge #25 Anything But Square Or Rectangle at Ellephantastic