Friday, April 30, 2010

Sketch Girl Challenge # 17

Frenzified is sponsoring our challenge again.  She is a lovely sponsor.  Frenzified sells unique digital images and sentiments, that are available individually or as a set.  She has just added new critter stamps to her store.  I chose the beautiful polar bear and the sentiment to go with it.  This is a beautiful set as all of Frenzified stamps are.  Please go and check out her shop because your creation just might win stamps from Frenzified.

SG17 A 

SG #17 43010 

This card is my take on the sketch .  I have altered it just a tiny bit but that is allowed.  I printed the polar bear on a piece of white card stock and then cut it down to 3X3 and then I colored her with my Copic Markers.  I cut the image into 4 equal parts .  I mounted the four squares onto SU Chocolate Chip cs. and the patterned paper I bought on sale at local SS and it didn’t have a name on it but I love the brown and pink which matches  SU color of Melon Mombo which is the ribbon I used and I turned the polka dots on the inside.  I cut the sentiment out with scalloped punch and adhered it to a round piece of Melon Mombo cs.  I distressed around all edges with my fave Ranger Distress Ink – Antique Linen.  Chopped the corner and there you have it.

Now you have been here long enough go on over to Sketch Girl Blog and check out what all the other DT have made.  Don’t forget to make your creations for a chance to win one of  sponsors beautiful and fun stamps.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happy Thursday, that means it is Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Challenge Day !

Challenge # 5 is an Anything Goes Challenge.  That means anything you make will fit into our challenge.  If you use a Digi Doodle Shop stamp you will get credited for 2 entries.   So this is how easy it will be.  Go to Digi Doodle Shop and pick out your stamps, get it, color it or not, and  create.  Then link it to Mr. Linky.  And remember all our winners go into consideration for guest designer of the next month, a custom stamp set, and this week we have a sponsor Whimsy Stamps, that is giving the winner a $15.00 gift certificate from their shop.  And you could win a fabulous stamp of your choice from the shop.  And also be in consideration as a Guest Designer for the next month. 
That is not all the happenings either!!!!!!  May 3rd is the release of the FIRST newsletter.    And if you haven’t signed up to get it you better go and sign up now.  You will be sorry if you don’t !!!
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My nephew and his wife are having a baby girl and the shower is Sunday so my SIL asked me to make her a card for the present.  And this is the card I made.  It is using 2 of the images from the fabulous baby set.  There are so many stamps in this set it is unbelievable.   Buy the whole set here or if you want can buy separate sets.
Here it is !!!!!
DDS Challenge #5 42910

go on over to Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Challenge and see all the other beautiful creations the other ladies made and then link your creations up !!!!!    The challenge blog is full of all kinds of information and of course the winner from last week is announced there.  So GO, GO, GO on over.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Inchie Inkling Challenge #4

I am absolutely loving doing these Inchie Inkling Challenges.  I have admired the “inchie” concept for a long time and so glad they are doing a challenge now.  The challenges are posted every Thursday.  So go check it out and have fun with it.

Inchie  Inkling Challenge #4

The stamp set I used was my new ippity set called Music of my Heart.  The ink is the the new PTI Hawaiian Shores, and Adirondack Light – Lake Mist.  The card base is PTI kraft and patterned paper is PTI Green Boutique.  I used the music stamp and stamped it then cut out flower with SU 5 pedal flower punch and distressed around all the edges with scissors and then inked with same Lake Mist.  The button is PTI Hawaiian Shores and twine is from stash. 

I changes the sketch up a little as you can see.

Challenge #4 

Enjoy and come join us !

Friday, April 23, 2010

I won and a great blog candy

I won an Inchie Inkling Sketch Challenge #2 with this card.  I love doing these challenges and another one posted yesterday.  I have it planned and going to work on it this afternoon.

Now for the blog candy ...... Here is the link to her website - Papercraftbyrach.... She calls it her sugar-free candy  but that doesn't mean that it isn't sweet.... I love these Hanglar & StAnglar stamps.... they are just so sweet.....

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Challenge # 4

I just love Thursdays because that means another challenge for Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.   Today our challenge is to make a card,tag, or layout using the three colors:  blue, green, yellow and a neutral color. 

Here is my card for this challenge.  I used this beautiful stamp of a birdbath and look at that cute little frog in the middle.  You can find and buy this stamp right here just click this link.  This stamp is only $2.50.  All of Digi Doodle Shop’s stamps are a great price and quality stamps. 

So here it is

DSS Challenge#4 

Go on over to the Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Challenge Blog and look at what all the other talented ladies have created for your for inspiration and then get cracking and create a wonderful piece of art.  Just click here.  I will be looking for your creations.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Granddaughter’s Birthday Card & Mo’s DP2 Challenge Sketch


This challenge is for Mo’s DP2 Challenge sketch.  I love sketches so decided to make the birthday card using the sketch.  I love Mo’s digital stamps and this one is perfect for my granddaughter who will be 13 this Saturday the 24th.  She has a permanent cell phone attached either to her ear or thumbs. 

MO's DP@ challenge Sketch & I heart Papers Challenge

I used some K & Co patterned paper pack for the circle and one strip down the side, the cardstock is all SU cardstock.  I colored the stamp with multi Copic Markers and also colored the flowers with 2 different colors and since I didn’t have any of the right color rhinestones I colored the plain ones to my shade of green.  The pink ribbon is American Craft.  I attached it by punching 2 holes and threading it thru and then tying.  I used my white gel pen and free hand designed around the border and the circle.

Inchie Inkling Challenge #3

I just love doing these Inchies….And here is sketch challenge #3. Inchie Inkling Challenge

It is a chance to use some of the really small stamps that I love… These stamps are part of a set of Clear Stamps.  And the Designer Paper is Cosmo Cricket - Garden Variety.  The sentiment is from another really small set that I lost the name of long ago.  I took my white gel pen and stitched around it to give a little more dimension.  It is very simple and easy card.  I had lots of fun doing.

Blog Candy - IS a wowzer

this blog candy is a beautiful set ..... I would absolutely love to win it..... if you want to sign up here is the link   

Friday, April 16, 2010

Quick post…daughter waiting for me !!!

Here are three cards I have made in the last couple of days…

These two I used stamps from Digi Doodle Shop …..Mothers Day - Coneflowers

Bubble Bee Card

These doodle bugs that Judy are creating are just way too cute…. go there and check them all out….. 

Penny Black Stamp – Mother’s Day Card

Penny Black Rose - Mother's Day

I covered the rose first in stickles and then in SU crystal effects….. And you know I had to color with my Copic Markers like I did on the other 2 cards too….

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Do Not Miss A Thing - Two Posts Today!!!

Sketch Girl - CLICK HERE - Challenge # 16

Digi Doodle Shop's Best - CLICK HERE - Challenge # 3

Sketch Girl – Leigh Ann and Challenge #16

Sketch Girl has another wonderful sketch for you.  Leigh Ann just does a beautiful job on the sketches.  And you know on everything she does.  She is just so talented.  She creates beautiful templates in different file types (on sale exclusively here, The Wild Flower Patch), she does a tutorials and information article for Paper Craft Planet, the has been published in the new Embellish Magazine,  the Papercraft Magazines (many times), she has been featured on Papertrey Ink,   and I am absolutely sure I have forgotten many things.  Plus all the inspiration she gives to me daily.  She is a wonderful real life friend who I spend wonderful times with.  Leigh Ann forgive me for forgetting some of your many accomplishments but I do just want to say thank you for every thing you do for me daily.

Sketch Girl Challenge #16

This sketch challenge is sponsored  by The Character Cafe and the prize is a $10 gift certificate to the store.   The Character Cafe specializes in Digital Images, also known as digital stamps, for use in card making, scrapbooking, or other crafts.

So here is the fabulous sketch from Leigh Ann..SG16

and here is my take on it

Sketch Girl #16

I used a stamp from Digi Doodle Shop and papers from my scrap bin and buttons and twine from my stash. 

Sketch Girl is so fortunate to have as our guest designer this month as Leigh Ann introduced her ……”the uber talented, mojolicious stamping goddess, Teresa Kline.

So now please go to Sketch Girl Challenge blog and check out all the wonderful other designers creations and then you MUST  take the challenge, make your own creation and link it up for us all to see.  And you might just be the next guest designer for Sketch Girl.

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Challenge #3

This week the challenge is to follow the sketch and make a creation.  Following the sketch and you can turn it around or upside down.  This month’s  theme is Springtime.  And here are just a few easy steps.
1)   Create a card, item tag or layout using the theme of the week. You may use any stamp or element you have to create, although if you have any of the Digi Doodle Shop Stamp images, we'd love to see what you do with them.
2)   Add a link on your blog back to Digi Doodle Shop.
3)   Post your creation along with the link. May link a post back 2 days only! Nothing older!
4)   Sign in to Mr. Linky and add a direct link back to your project.  We want to come visit you and leave you some love.
5)   Leave the Design Team some sweet comments as we love hearing from you.
6) HAVE FUN!!!!
When posting to a forum such as Split Coast Stampers, PCP or SNR please use DDSB#3.

April Sketch Digi Doodle Shop's Best

And here is my card .  I used one of the fantastic Dodiddle Series that Judy has in the shop now.  This is Mr. T Diddle.  Judy and her mom have been releasing new stamps every week.  They are just too special.  So go on over to the shop, Digi Doodle Shop, now and check out all the wonderful stamps .

T Diddle # 2 Sketch

Go on over to the Challenge Blog and see what all the other talented ladies have created and then get out your colors and papers and get creating!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Wonderful Friend Kym

gave me these 2 awards for being an inspiration to her.  I surely do not deserve these awards because SHE is the daily inspiration and incentive I need everyday.  And not only me but lots and lots of others on this wonderful cyber world of crafting "Kreations" as Kym calls them. 

Kym's Kreations are always perfect and right on.... her use of color and embellishments are beyond words.  She is on several design teams and has lots of deadlines and she will not miss any of them. 

WE co-coordinate on Digi Doodle Shop's Best Design Team.... she makes it fun but also is an invaluable asset to me and the team.  She is a wonderful, caring, talented, and intelligent lady.  And I could just go on but think her head is probably big enough by now.  I am sure that everyone that knows her will agree with me about Kym.

Thank you for EVERYTHING !  Kym.....  You are the deserving one ....  !!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Inchie INKling Sketch Challenge #2

I just love using Inchie stamps and now that they have a weekly sketch challenge I have a very good reason to make a card.... I also needed a  Birthday card for a crafty friend of mine so I made this birthday card for her and also for the challenge.

 The base card is Papertrey Ink kraft paper and a piece of retired SU cardstock that I don't know the name of but was the perfect color and the red is SU Real Red.  The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket - Material Girl.  The  stamp set is SU -  Quilt Quips which is also retired.  I also used a retired SU background stamp called   SU Chocolate Chip Ink and a tiny piece of twine from my stash finished off the card.

What a beautiful Saturday !!!!!

It is a fabulous day here in East Tennessee and I am going outside in a bit and taking picture of all the trees and flowers in bloom…. I will share our beauty with you.

I made this card the other day because I had colored these daffodils from Digi Doodle Shop and had the gate card folded already so put some Basic Grey Lemonade PP on the PTI yellow card stock and here you have it….


Shops for all your digital stamps at Digi Doodle Shop.  There are stamps from vintage to whimsical.  And if you need a sponsor for your challenges just let me know.  Digi Doodle Shop has a great sponsoring package and is ready to sponsor.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Challenge # 2 from Digi Doodle Shop’s Best

Today we have for you a challenge to fold your card with a different fold.  Please use a Spring theme.  And if you use a Digi Doodle Shop stamp you get 2 entries in your chance to win a free digital stamp from Digi Doodle Shop (excluding the custom stamps).  Judy (the shop owner) and her mom have just put some fantastic brand new stamps in the shop.  They are beautiful and the Dodiddle Series are so cute.  I know you will just have to have them.

Our fabulous design team has made some beautifully folded cards for you pleasure today.  And you have until next Wednesday ,April 14, to get your beautifully folded cards linked to our Mr. Linky on the challenge blog, Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.

So here is my card using a gate fold and the stamp “Butterfly Blossoms” from Digi Doodle Shop.    I colored the image with my Copic Markers and little felt flowers and the butterfly were  from my stash.  They were given to me from my secret sister in New Zealand, her name is Tilly.  Thank you again Tilly.

Gate Fold Challenge #2 A

Gate Fold Challenge #2 B

Gate Fold Challenge #2

I took the picture in the wonderful morning sun and love the effect of the shadows. 

So jump on over to Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Challenge Blog and check out all the talented Design Team ladies’ entries and see who won the last challenge and the also the 2nd and 3rd place winners that win a special banner for their blog. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Another card from Digi Doodle Shop's

I did this card awhile back but never posted it so this is a good time.  I colored my stamp with my Primacolor Pencils and cut it out.  Paper is from my scrap box. 

You must go to the Digi Doodle Shop.  Judy and her mother have added some beautiful stamps today and some really cute animals.  Tomorrow is the second challenge for the store so you want to check it all out.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop has challenge at PCP Group

Digi Doodle Shop has a group at Paper Craft Planet.  We would love to have everyone come on over and join and group and just chat and do the simple little challenges and games we will be doing.  Right now we have a tag challenge of using a Digi Doodle Stamps, 1 button, 2 rhinestones, 3 words and make a tag.  Upload it to your comment there and a winner will be chosen the 19th of April.  I think there might be a prize involved as well.

digi doodle pcp tag challenge 

I used a stamp from Digi Doodle Shop and colored it with Copic Spica Glitter Markers and distressed the tag and background paper with Ranger Distress Ink – Faded Jeans.  The blue rhinestones on the sentiment tag are from stash as are the buttons.    The pink floss is from my stash of floss.  I love using it because I have lots of colors and they are so soft and pliable.

I also want to remind everyone that tomorrow is the last day for the Digi Doodle Shop’s Challenge.  So if you haven’t made your challenge card yet you better hurry and get it posted.

Tilda - Birthday card

I made this Tilda - Birthday card because I love Tilda stamps.  And now I have a challenge to enter it in....  The sketch is a simple one and this card fits it very well. 

I colored Tilda with my Copic Markers and when i changed my craft room around I lost my Copic Marker list.  The papers I believe are SU right out of my scraps. 

Monday, April 5, 2010

Inchie Challenge

I wanted to do this Inchie Inklings First Sketch Challenge over at Ellen Hutson's Classroom blog.  I love the little stamps and thought I would just do it this time.  I used an inchie stamp from some stamps my friend Kathy gave me..... it was perfect with this Cosmo Cricket paper....

I turned the sketch sideways and love this card....

Here is the link so come on and join me !!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Finally…. Digi Doodle Shop’s Challenge #1

We have all been waiting for this day for a long time and it is finally here.

Digi Doodle Shop is open and waiting for you to go there and look around at all the wonderful stamps that Judy and her mother have created for us.   And while you are there make sure you sign up for the soon to be released newsletter .  Also I want to let everyone know that the first 50 customers will be put in a drawing to win a free custom stamp.  Be sure you check everything out there and don’t forget the custom stamp section.   They are awesome and very affordable. 

I am so excited and honored to be part of the talented and wonderful design team of Digi Doodle Shop.   We have some of the most talented ladies in this wonderful world of papercrafting.

Today is the debut of Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Design Team.   We will have weekly challenges every Thursday.  And each month will have a theme and each week something different to do using the same theme throughout the month.

This week the challenge is to create a card using the theme of Easter/Spring.  Here is my creation -


I used Digi Doodle Stamp called Boy Bunny and water colored him with SU inks and a aqua pen.  I have not water colored before but thought he turned out pretty good.  The papers are PTI yellow and a piece of Egg Hunt Patterned papers.  I cut out some of the butterflies from the paper and added them with dimensionals.  I tied a piece of variegated embroidery floss.

If you haven’t been to the challenge blog hop on over there and see all the DT’s creations and enter your creations in our challenge.