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Sunday, August 23, 2009

I discovered Digi Stamps!

Wow is it Sunday already?? well I have had a very busy weekend!! Between the many hours I have spent on Photo shop Elements classes this weekend....I also discovered DIGI STAMPS!!! Now I know this is not a new concept BUT WOW!! & OH MY GOSH!!!! How cool! I found this (new to me) company though PCP called DZ Doodles. You just go to the website, choose one of the many super cute images, pay 3 bucks per image (no shipping! no tax!) And poof!!! like magic it is in your e-mail box in a matter of minutes!! You can print the image as many times as you want, any size, you can even print a mirror image if you want!!! SOOOO COOOL!!!!! I love that you don't have to wait for the snail mail! They take up no space in my already too full craft room AND you don't have to order a whole set of stamps when you just want 1 or 2 :) I have a couple of cards to show.... using 2 of the many images that I have been playing with this weekend.
For this first card I used this funny old Lady! Both cards are really simple...using the sketch from Clean & simple stamping. A really quick card! but cute I think!!

The second card is same simple lay out With this darling apron!!! I just love this!!! I wish I had a real one just like it LOL!!! The reason both images are colored pink is for the Copic color challenge....you have to use pink Or red & hearts. These images are perfect for coloring with copics! I was wondering about the printer ink running but it did not seem to!! :)

Well that is probably a long winded enough post for you today!! Hope you have a fantastic week!!!


Saturday, August 15, 2009

Taylored Expressions Friday cupcake Challenge

Another post for today!! when it is so hot....not much else to do ;) So I thought I would make a card with Taylored Expressions Friday Sketch.
This the sketch:

This is my Card, I flipped the sketch on it's side this time:

I tried & tried to use 2 or 3 different patterned papers & I just could not make it happen! Man I just find that sooooo stinkin' difficult!! I actually made this for one of the gals at work who is freaking out about her DD going off to college...been there done that & it is HARD!!!

The DP is from a DCWV paper pack. The watering can is Just Rite Stamps, The saying is from TE 's Faith & hope set. Actually thought they went great together!! Lucked out again!!! LOL!!! Used the Swiss dot embossing folder in the center only & sponged orange SU ink on it around the edges. The ribbon is from Michael's, & the other papers are PTI. Oh & as you can see, I used a couple different nesties!

That's it for this one!!

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Saturday sketch 28, 2SFY FAB 5

Well here we are......Saturday again!!! time is just a flying by!!! I am loving the new Saturday sketch blog I found! I decided to participate again this week:)

This is the sketch:

This is my card:

I really like the way this turned out!! And I sure am enjoying my new Just Rite Stamps. They are giving me a chance to practice my Copic coloring:) The red paper here is from PTI & the DP is another piece from my never ending supply of DCWV. The white ribbon is from Michael's & the button is from my stash. I used one of my all time favorite punches from MS...IE: the little red fence. I think it looks so cute in front of the apples. I am so glad I had this "thanks a bunch"
Stamp from Hanna Stamps...I just curved it a little & it fit perfect over the apples!! Don't you just love it when that happens!!! Tee Hee Hee!!!!
That's it for this one. Hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful Summer weekend!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today!!!!!


Thursday, August 13, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You #32

Greetings! Thanks for visiting!! For today's post I am participating in the 2SFY sketch challenge. It was an easy one for me. As you will see, I kept it really simple :)

This is the Sketch:

This is my card:

I think it turned out so bright & Cheerful! The stamp is new from Just Rite Stamps.

The DP is from a HUGE paper pack of fall papers I got last year by DCWV on clearance at Joann's. I will never in a million years use even 1/2 of it!! LOL!! The button & the tiny "thanks" are PTI. I just added glitter to the center of the button to match the glittered centers of the flowers. The ribbon (love that) & the little orange dots are from Michael's. I colored the image with copics.

I usually have Fridays off but have to work tomorrow...No crafty fun for me!! :( I AM going to the Toby Kieth concert tomorrow night with my husband, kids & their dates!! So I will be back for some weekend crafting on Saturday!! hope you have a fantastic day!!!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Card Patterns super six sketch #27

Hey what do ya know!!! I made the Card Patterns super six!! That's me in the upper right hand corner :) Now you can hop on over and see this weeks awesome sketch #27...have a fantastic week everyone!!! see ya all on the weekend!!!
PS... Just in case you need something really pretty & non-crafty to look at...
I came across this as I was blog surfing some photo blogs I love,

SERIOUSLY!!! who lives like this!!

Oh how I dream of having breakfast here: Or sleeping here!
Or having afternoon tea here!!! I don't even like tea!!! ;)

If you have time Carolyn has pictures of her unbelievable gardens up today!
(Just thought I would share)


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch and a copic challenge

OK now...for my second post today..I again combined 2 challenges the first is a wonderful sketch from Card patterns that I unfortunately did not do justice to :( combined with a copic challenge #9, learning to color eyes. They even allowed me to download this digi image to practice on. OBVIOUSLY I need a lot more practice...but I am learning ;)

This is the sketch: This is my attempt at coloring eyes, & my card for the sketch: The card ended up being very simple...I have such a problem with the copics running together?? guess I will have to practice a bit more...for any of you new to copics this site has some fabulous tutorials!!!
For the Materials I used today...
DP is from SU
Yellow paper I did not have so just colored some white with yellow copics! :) did the same thing with the yellow flower (that's one way to get your stuff to match) :)
The button is from my stash. That's it! really simple!!
I am so glad for the challenges I come across!!! The more I learn the more I want to learn!
Thanks for the visit today!


A Sketch & a Color inspiration

Crafting my Saturday away!!! I had fun shopping with my Son yesterday afternoon & my Girls last night. Got my house cleaned & my hair done yesterday so I get to be crafty today! Too bad my mojo is not cooperating!! I made a card using 2 different challenges first one being TE CC Friday #71 sketch combined with Lauren Meaders color inspiration challenge.

This is the inspiration for the colors:This is the Sketch:And this is my card: I love the colors! they are so bright & It just says summer time to me!! The supplies are from all over the place! Blue paper: SU, Raspberry paper: PTI, polka-dot paper: TE cupcake pack, Stamps: PTI, Buttons: from my stash...had to color a white one blue as I did not have a blue one. Ribbon is also from TE cupcake pack. That's it pretty simple. Now I need to finish up another card I have also been working on today & the clean my room!! It is a disaster area!!!
I appreciate you stopping by today!
see ya soon!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Win some Copics!

It's Friday again!! Woot! Woot!! Where did the week go?? I have been working on this card a little each evening after work this week. I am not much for using Copics yet...Just learning. The reason for the card is #1 This isfor my mom.... she will be celebrating her 70th BD in a few days!! & this is also my entery to win some Copics with this random draw!! WOW!!! check it out!

My good friend Ilean loaned me all the stamps for this card...she took a class & then shared what she learned with me!! Thanks Ilean!!! :) The stamps are Holly Berry House, The paper is SU (I think) The flowers & leaves were colored with Copics. I think you still have a couple of days left to enter...so why not!!
Thank you for visiting...have a great weekend!!!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Card Patterns Sketch #26 Card patterns super six winner!

Hello fellow bloggers!! Hope you are having a fantabulous week end!!! I had the opportunity to go to my BBGF Marge's house yesterday with my other friend Ilean & play with stamps all day!!! It was so fun & as always learned so much from these 2 ultra talented ladies!(I'll share some of that stuff later)I also came across a new challenge blog yesterday called card patterns That has Saturday sketches!!!! This is great thing..... for those of us that work during the week! The sketch is fantastic & really caught my eye! I used it nearly exactly as is & love the result!! Those of you that know me...;) know how much I complain about my inability to match patterned paper!! The PTI site has some fabulous ideas for doing just that!! One of the designers, Becky Oehlers made this amazing card
I loved her use of papers soooo much that I chose her same combo on my card today:

All products are PTI, except the buttons are SU...I really like how this card turned out. Personally I never in a hundred years would have thought to put these papers together!!! Guess that is why she is a designer and I am not!! LOL!!!

Have a great rest of the weekend!!!!



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