Monday, May 31, 2010

ALERT…..ALERT ………Digi Doodle Shop Is Temporarily Down

Thinking of You by Stanley

I made this card using the Stamp from Digi Doodle Shop Judy created and donated it for the Memorial Day Blog Hop at Operation Write Home.  The theme of the blog hop is “Red, White, and Blue – Missing You”  and today is the last day so you still have time to follow the hop and show us your creation. 
OWH thinking of you Stanley a
I colored Stanley with Prisma colored pencils.  In background I stamped SU images from The Free and The Brave with Versamark Ink.
I am entering Stanley in the following Challenges:
2 Red Bananas – Behinds the Scenes
color chef challenge #53 – blue, red, & white
No time to Stamp - Flying High and Proud
The Digi Kitty -  stars,stripes, and a bit of magic
Friends Having Fun – Memorial Day Inspiration
Divine Coffee Break Designs – Red, White & Blue
Fresh Brewed - Red, White & Blue
Lucy's Cards - Anything Digital

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Don’t miss either of the Challenge Posts

Operation Write Home – Click here

Sketch Girl #19 Challenge – Click Here

Sketch Girl Challenge #19

SG19 copyAnother great sketch from  Leigh Ann for her Sketch Girl Challenges .  Her sketches are just too much fun to play with. 

We also have a great sponsor for this sketch.  Sew Many Cards is a digital stamp store.

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Here is a little bit more from the owner of Sew Many Cards:
My name is Angela and I own Sew Many Cards. I have a husband, an almost 10year old daughter, a two year old son, and a dog/puppy: Hershey. The images of Sew Many Cards came from a dream that my husband had of a group of animals that were """  SEWN Together"  with patches and stitching, hence the name, which he also came up with. You will find that every image in the Sew Many Cards collection has patches and stitching, even the ones that are not animals. I love to draw and almost every image is either an inspiration from my family or a request from my great customers and design team, so please ask if you need something specific or would like to request something be made. You can contact me at angela@sewmanycards.com.

For my card I used the cute image of  Duncan with Owen.  The images just says to me “I love you this much” and I was thinking about Father’s Day . 

SG #19

I colored Duncan and Owen with my Copic Markers and cut them out using my deckle rectangle nestie.  The card base is SU More Mustard and the patterned paper is from Making Memories – Just Chilling 6X6 pack.    The sentiment I created and printed.  I applied Old Paper-Ranger Distressed Ink around all edges. 

So now it is your turn to create a card or creation using Leigh Ann’s sketch # 19 and then link it up and lets us see your creation and good luck with winning the great images from Sew Many Cards.

For inspiration go on over and check out the great creations some of the DT made for you this time. 

Sketch Girl

Saturday, May 29, 2010

God Bless America – Operation Write Home Blog Hop

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Operation Write Home is having this blog hop this weekend so that in some small way we can show our appreciation and admiration to all those who have and are serving our country.  Our freedom does NOT come cheap or easy.  Everyday that price is paid for us.    Words are just not enough to convey my thanks for all that has been done and will continue to be done for OUR freedom.

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Our red, white, and blue flag with that lonely figure looking off in the distance with thoughts of that loved one who is away from her.  What a sacrifice both are making for me and for you.

I will be sending this card to one  person who comments on my blog during the blog hop.  If you would like to have this card please let me know when you comment and I will draw a winner at the end of blog hop and will mail it to you.

NOW THE NEXT ONE ON THE BLOG HOP IS Stephanie.  And if you get lost along the way here is the starting point again….. Operation Write Home.

Operation Write Home's Mission is -
To support our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

First Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Digi Doodle Shop's Best Blog Hop! We are celebrating our two month anniversary as a store and 250 stamps for you to choose from. Judy and her lovely mom Joy have been working so hard to give you a variety of wondrous stamps and we decided to celebrate with our first blog hop!
If you came to my blog for another reason I want to thank you for your visit, but if you are here to hop it is best to start at the Digi Doodle Shop that way you will not miss a thing.  Now if you came here from Digi Doodle Shop ,  you are in the right place. Please be certain to get to all of our talented Design Teams blogs and leave a comment.   There are 3 of our design team that have a mystery stamp to give away to one of their commenter's.  So you  better give them all a little love.   And not only that but you will find inspiration on every blog.
Here is a list in case you loose your way!!!
Digi Doodle Shop
Harriet  (you are here)
Vera
JoAnn
Katja
Pascale
Michelle
Karen L.
Monika
Amber
Jayne
Karen H.
Sara
Doreen
KymKreates
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge Blog

Family Pride
On this card I used 2 of Digi Doodle Shop Stamps.  I used the Rooster and the Hens and Chicks.  I love watching little chicks and the hens watching out for them.  They are just too cute and Judy’s mom, Joy, sure has created them so life like.  I colored them with my Copic Markers and stamped the background with the PTI background stamp, geographic backgrounds.  I thought it looked like chicken wire.  The sentiment I created on my computer.


This week at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge blog we are having an “ANYTHING GOES” challenge! The winner will get a $10.00 gift certificate to the shop and with 250 stamps I am certain will have no problem finding wonderful images of their liking. The first, second and third place winners will also get badges to proudly display on their blog and will be entered into a drawing for a Guest DT spot with our great DT just like Sarah and Doreen!
 
Now onto Vera to see what she has in store for you. I am certain it will be spectacular!!!
Don't forget to pop on over to the challenge blog at the end of our hop and attach your ANYTHING GOES card!!! Easy Peasy!!!!!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

WOYWWAC

WOYWWAC......I love Wednesdays now cause I am so dang nosy and love seeing what people are doing and their workspaces…. I worked on cards yesterday and haven’t edited them or anything so still on my desk with other crap … not too bad but not good either……IMG_1373

Sunday, May 23, 2010

My CARDS for SALE

I have a blog that I am selling some of my cards on.  If you would like to take a look and if you would like to purchase any of them just email me and let me know.  More cards will be added regularly.


Thank
You

Just some cards ……

This card I made using an stamp from Digi Doodle Shop.  I loved it for a Father’s Day card and when my grandson asked me to make him one to give to his dad I knew this was the image.

To My Dad 

To My Dad a

To My Dad b To My Dad c

Another card for Father’s Day or male birthday … there is no sentiment so can be used for anything.

Farmer

this is a digi stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil ……

and another card from Mo’s Digital Pencil that  I am sending to my brother ….. just because I want to say I love you !!!!!

bills card

and one more card that is a male birthday card…. A friend of mine at my Tuesday night group had extra making for this card and she shared with me so here is the free card.

Male Birthday

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ready for some eye dazzling sparkle and glittery cards?

That is what the Digi Doodle Shop’s Best challenge is for this week.  A creation with glitter or sparkle or both. 

Our design team has really out done themselves this week and we can’t wait to see what all you paper crafters have for us this week.

We had a wonderful participation last week of out ribbon challenge and look forward to seeing everyone creations again this week.  I want to say thank you to each and everyone of your wonderful ladies for taking the time to join our challenges.  All of your creations are such an inspiration to us all.

This week I tarried from my normal style and created a card with only 2 layers and lots of glitter.  When I asked for a suggestion as to what to do this week, Judy, the owner and one of the creators of the wonderful stamps in Digi Doodle Shop, suggested doing something like this. 

DDSB# 8

 

The firecracker has one of the doodle blooms shooting out of it.  I thought was a fabulous idea.  I printed and then colored the stamp and cut it out.  I stamped with a red rubber stamp the firecracker and colored with Copic Markers and also use some of the Spica Markers on the firecracker and the flowers.   My glitter part comes from the firework swirls and the stars.  I used my SU 2 way glue and painted the SU stamps with the glue and then stamped on the SU cardstock.  I  covered the glue with Diamond Dust Glitter and then shook off excess.  I was surprised at how it worked so well.  I have never had good results with glitter and just don’t use it, so this is a new technique for me.   I then added some white gel pen highlighting marks around the stars and in parts of the swirls.  Tied a bow with some very thin red,white, and blur ribbon I had in my ribbon collection.

The Doodle Bloom collection is free this month at Digi Doodle Shop with a $5.00 purchase.  And all Mother’s day and floral stamps are 25% of all month.  So go and stock up on all your favorite Digi Doodle Shop stamps and get these 2 free stamps.

We waiting for you at the Digi Doodle Shop’s Best challenge blog so hop on over there and use the new “link “ program to show us your glittery and sparkling creations. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WOYWWAC

I have been watching this site for awhile and think I will play along this week…. last night I went to my Tuesday Nights Shoebox swap group.  We had 7 there and made some beautiful things but I came home and just dumped the stuff out of my bag… so here you have it …..  i guess I should be embarrassed to show such a mess but it sure doesn’t always look like this.. sometimes it is even worse…. next time on Tuesday nights will have to remember not to dump bag till after Wednesday morning picture…. 

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blog Candy - You need to sign up and if you win i get some of yours ..hehe

wow look at this sight for this blog candy..... I love these stamps and  would love to win this blog candy......

Monday, May 17, 2010

Inchie Inkling Challenge #6

I so enjoy these INchie cards.  They appeal to me for some reason and I just bought 2 inchie set of stamps and that is what I used today.   This set has like 23 small clear stamps.  You know how I love flowers so this is my first choice.  I inked with Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores and adhered them to a piece of textured card stock.  Under that is PTI kraft card stock and the card base is SI Confetti.  The ribbon is PTI Hawaiian Shores twill .  Sentiment from SU set Whimsical Words.  Inchie Inkling Challenge #6

Challenge 6

Inchie Inklings #6

These are just too much fun to do to miss out.  So hop on over to Inchie Inkling Challenge blog.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A fun challenge going on at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges

There is a fun challenge going on right now at Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges and it has 5 days left to play!!! The winner will get 3 digi's from the wondrous stamps from The Digi Doodle Shop.  The challenge is flowers or Mothers Day!!!   You probably already have a card made up that will fit this challenge so jump on over and link it up.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

It’s the 15th so that means a New Sketch Girl Challenge !!!!!!

Our wonderful sponsor this sketch is Softpencil-Digital Stamps.  The illustrator and designer of Softpencil, Elizabeth Pujalka provided the DT with some great stamps to work with on our creations.  And to the winner of this sketch will win a $10.00 shopping spree in the store. 

michu-mouse

Here is the great sketch that Leigh Ann challenged us with this time.

SG18 

And now my creation using this great sketch !

SG 18

I had to turn it on it’s side to get it to work for me and dug through my scrap box and picked out some coordinating papers that worked with my image.  I colored this imagine (YOU BETTER ALL SIT DOWN) with my Prismacolor pencils and for some highlight and glitter I added some Spica ink. .  I cut the imagine with my deckle rectangle nestie. 

OK that is enough of mine….. Time to jump over to the challenge blog and look at all the other inspirations from the other marvelous  Design Team.  Just click here are you will be there in a blink of eye.  Sketch Girl  !!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Challenge #7

Another happy Thursday which means it is challenge day for Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.  This weeks challenge is to use ribbon on your creation.  Since ribbon is one of my favorite things that was really a no brainer for me.

And we have a sponsor this week, Wink, Wink, Wink.  Thank yo so very much.  

I colored one of a set of images.  The set is called 1900 & 1920 Vintage Dresses.  Because of the May special this set is on sale for $2.13.  What a deal !!!!!!  Remember Digi Doodle Shop for all your digital stamps.  And if you haven’t signed up for the newsletter that comes out every Monday you are really missing out. 
DDSB # 7   DDSB # 7a
The patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket’s “ Material Girl”.  The ribbon is SU Dusty Durango.  I made the stick pin with some beads I have in my stash, the pearls from my stash and the brass plate at the bottom from my stash.  I did take some cream colored pigment ink and rubbed it into the imprinted words so that you could see it.    The image I colored with my Copic Markers.
You  haven’t seen anything yet till you go to the challenge blog and see all the other fabulous creations.  Plus this month we have 2 fabulous Guest Designers, Doreen and Sarah.  Both ladies have something marvelous for your inspiration for this challenge….. So away you go to see all the loveliness from Digi Doodle Shop’s Best.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What a Blog Candy from Debbie







Debbie of Passion For Crafts has the  this HUGH blog candy she is giving away..... You have until the Wednesday  the 26th of May to sign up and she will draw the winner the 27th .....  She has a fantastic blog that I enjoy looking at and use her as an inspiration.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A New Blog - Hart of Hearts Place

This is something that I have been wanting to get started and I said to myself, "today is as good as any".  So today it is..... Here is the link .....

<-------------Blog Candy from friend Katja

Please go become her follower and sign up to win this great blog candy......

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Helping Hand

I am copying directly from my friend Leigh Ann's blog ..... I am so glad that she blogged this because I had no idea that these wonderful women have taken the initiative to help some of mine and Leigh Ann's distant neighbors..... Leigh Ann's words ....

"Jen Shults and Betty Roberts have put together a digital image set to help the victims of the Nashville flooding.  This set is $15 and 100% of the proceeds will go the the Nashville Red Cross to help the TN flood victims.  My area of Tennessee was not hit hard like the Nashville area and I feel so fortunate.  The majority of the people affected do not have flood insurance.  Can you imagine if you lost everything?

The set is available today in The Wild Flower Patch Shop.  Please go to Jen's blog here  for more information.


 

Video of some of the flooding 

Self Portrait

Here is my self portrait of the mornings and sometimes of the afternoons !!! It is a good portrait except I don't do rollers I prefer to look like I stuck my finger in a light socket....  LOL

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Challenge #6

Another Thursday and boy does the week flying by.  I am so excited at the number of participates that we had last week and want to congratulate the winners and also the winner of the Custom Stamp.   And all the people who participated and I am just looking forward to seeing all of last weeks participates again this week.

Our challenge this week is to make a layout or card using the sketch that we have provided.   Remember that if you use a Digi Doodle Store’s stamp you get counted for 2 “kreations”.    And to make it a little sweeter Digi Doodle Shop has a sale going on and have the most adorable stamps.  So go on over to the shop get you a stamp and then make your kreation and use Mr Linky and link it up to our challenge

Here is my card for this weeks inspiration but go on over and check out everyone else’s.

DDSB #6 Challenge Sketch

#6 inside Diddle Bug

this little bug is on the inside of my card…. He is from Digi Doodle Shop too.

Here is the sketch

May Sketch Digi Doodle Shop's Best

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

2 Hero Arts Cards

2  more cards I made with my new Hero Arts Stamps.  I love the first card of the little dog says “More Wags – Less Barks”  and I love it.  That is exactly what the world needs is “More Wags – Less Barks”.

HA more wags, less bark

and the second card is a get well card with Dogwood Blooms on it. 

HA Dogwood

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and would like everyone to come back tomorrow for the Digi Doodle Shop’s Best Challenge.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Blog Candy - Whiff of Joy Stamps

<-------------- this is the Whiff of Joy Store and here is offering a BIG blog candy of their stamps... Go and get in line to win the blog candy and visit the store......

Sunday, May 2, 2010

2 Posts

I have 2 posts today so check them out here : Go Vols
                                                                       Hero Arts Stamp

New Hero Arts Stamp

2 Peas In A Bucket had their Hero Arts Stamps on sale and I took the opportunity to get some that I had been looking at.  I made this card right away when I opened up my package.  The stamp is Garden Silhouette.   And the sentiment is from the Poly Clear set Life Is Not Perfect.

Live With Zest - HA

I stamped the stamp in SU Real Red on a page from an old hymnal  and then tore it out.  I made the flower by cutting out 3 flower and distressed them with the Real Red ink and Antique Linen.  Red buttons from my button collection.  I tied the button with twine.  The pp is from Close to My Heart but have no idea what the name is .  The card base is PTI Kraft Cardstock.

Go Vols !!!!

It is graduation time in Tennessee.  A good friend of mine has 2 relatives graduating from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  She asked me to make her 2 cards for them.  SoI made them and am hoping they like them .   The stamp set is retired SU.  And the card stock is also SU.  The orange is Only Orange.  I printed the back ground text paper.

Graduation #1 

Grad #2

Inside grad #2