Thursday, January 28, 2010

Shirleys2Girls - Twisted Thursday EVERYONE LOVES CHOCOLATE!!!

I'm loving the digipapers from S2G!  They are so vibrant.  And who doesn't love chocolate?!

This one is another card using the new digipapers and the Espresso image.  I added some 'foam' to the cups with some liquid applique that I sprinkled with ultrafine glitter before I used the heat gun on it.

Please be sure to check out the rest of the teams inspiration for you this week
and I hope that you'll join us in this lil 'indulgence'.  *grin*

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


You are not gonna want to miss this one!  This is Michelle's first Digi Day on SNR!  We have some quickie challenges planned and our 'theme' is "Getting to know you - Be inspired".  I hope that you will stop by and check it out!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Indulgence...What is yours? SHRILEYS2GIRLS BLOG HOP!

Want a day of "All out Pampering"?

This is the BUBBLE BATH image.  The papers are from the S2G Digital INDULGENCE series.  Aren't they great?!

Want to 'Indulge' yourself just a little?

This is the BLING image.  And again the patterned paper is a digital paper from the INDULGENCE series.  I really love the pinks and browns, and the patterns are great.  Make sure you check out the rest of the papers in the series, too.  I spritzed the image with Cherub Pink glimmer mist and added some rhinestones.


Well, then Join us...NEW DT for S2G...for a Fabulously, Decadent
Blog Hop of New Digital Stamps & Digital Papers!

The New Line of Digi stamps is called "Indulgence"...and we're
gonna treat you to a Sweet Tour thru our personal Blogs...& have
we got some exciting projects to show you! Can you say Bling?
The line has everything a 'girl' desires...from ~ images of partying
with your girlfriends, going on a shopping spree, taking a bubble bath a little spread of delicious desserts.

So, please come and Indulge yourself a little, who deserves a little
'pampering' more than you?

We have 3 Different Prizes you could win! There is 1 Grand Prize.
1 Second Prize and a third prize of a gift certificate hidden somewhere
in amongst the DT's Blogs. So, sit back, grab a latte, relax and enjoy
the TOUR!

Before you leave to go on the 'Indulgence Tour'...leave us a comment
about one of your favorite ways you pamper yourself.
You must do this in order to be eligible to WIN.

1. Hidden Gift Certificate on one of the DT’s blog
2. 1 grand prize winner- OH BOY is it FABULOUS!

3. 1 semi grand prize

If you arrived here from  GINA's blog you are on the right track.
If you want to start from the beginning, Visit the S2G Challenge Blog.
Your next indulgence is the fabulous JANE!

Supplies Card 1:
Digitals Used:  Bubble Bath (DG106), Indulgence Paper (DP7 & DP11)
Accessories:  Liquid Applique, Carrara Marble Glitter, Copic Markers, Sakura Stardust Pen
Supplies Card 2:
Digitals Used: Bling (DG124), Indulgence Paper (DP3)
Accessories:  Nestabilities Circle, Glimmer Mist Cherub Pink, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, Misc. Ribbon & Silver cord. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Some news and a goodie...

Ok, some news, first off...  I was chosen to be part of the Karen't Doodles Design Team.  I think I was grinning from ear to ear for a couple days!  I adore Karen's images.  And she is just as sweet as can be, too.

With that said...  Please keep reading for some exciting 'news' from Karen.

****copied off Karen's doodles ****
400 Follower Freebie?

Do you believe it? In only 2 months we have grown to 400 followers. This is truly incredible and I want to thank all of you! How? With a 400 follower freebie of course! But, this will not be like other freebies I have done before where I have posted an image for you. This time YOU get to PICK your OWN Image! That's right! Here are the details of how you can receive a FREE image of your choice!

1. You are a follower already
2. Become a follower before February 1st, 2010
3. Stay a follower :-) Sorry - you can't become a follower one day, receive a free image and then stop following. This free gift is for loyal followers only :-)
4. Put one of my Blinkies on your blog with a link back to Karen's Doodles (I do hope you like my images enough to keep the blinkie on your blog)

After you have completed all of these, email me at with your blog address, your follower name, and your requested image. This free offer is valid for ANY image from my site that I have posted or will post up until February 1st, 2010, except for Nutsy Fun.

****Please read my Angel Policy before requesting this free image****

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dew Drop Craftz - Lilac & Lime

At first I thought this was going to be a tough challenge.  But these images are so much fun.  I chose the DDC image TRAVELLER.

Colored with Copic markers.  The patterned paper is Kaiser Craft - Lilac Avenue.  The black cardstock is American Crafts.  This is a very clean and simple layout.  I hope you will join us.  Nikki has a fantastic prize for this challenge.

Copic Buzz Challenge #26 - The Stamping Boutqie

This week our Copic Buzz challenge is sponsored by The Stamping Boutique.  Our Challenge was "Anything But a Card" with a kitchen/recipe/cooking theme.  I choose to do a family cookbook.  ISN'T AUDREY THE CUTEST THING?!  This is actually a compilation of 4 different images... Audrey, the shelf, the cookie jar journaling spot and the counter.  I colored this with my copic markers.  The patterned paper is from Basic Grey and the ribbons and flower are out of my stash.

Michelle Perkett Challenge #13 - Be Inspired

It is an exciting day!  This is the first challenge on Michelle Perkett Studio's new challenge blog.  Our challenge this week was to choose one of the artworks in Michelle's Etsy store as your inspiration piece.  This is my inspriation HERE.  From this piece, I drew out the colors that are used in my card.

 I hope you will join us this week.  The challenge blog and the rest of your inspiration can be found here...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Magnolia - One of my firsts...

She was so much fun to color.  I used the Eclipse Mask tape to make a mask for her and then stamped the hay bale.  *grin*  I think I'm hooked now!!  The paper is from Basic Grey.

New Pin Up from Victoria Case

I have always loved Victoria's Pin Ups...
I think my first digi I ever got was one of her pin ups...  *grin*
This is "Teach Me"

She is colored with Copic Markers.  The papers are from October Afternoon.  The flowers are out of my giant "box 'o flowers".  The pearl brad is American Crafts.  I used the 'out of the box' technique to cut her out with the oval nestabilities.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Pixie Dust Studio - Valentine's Freebie

Pixie Dust Studio has the cutest darn images!!  This one was a freebie! 

I colored her with Copic Markers.  The background was 'cuttlebugged' with the Victorian folder.  I added some pearls from Kaisercraft.  The ribbon is Stampin Up and the charm is from Michaels (in the wedding section).

Pixie Dust Studio is also having a design team call.  Info can be found HERE on their blog.

commitment & Insanity from Bugaboo

Bugaboo had a quickie weekend challenge last week and all participants got their choice of a digistamp from the Bugaboo store.  I chose this one (it was a tough decision they are all great).  It makes me laugh. 

Bugaboo has a blog hop starting Friday, 1/15 at 8pm EST.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sweet Pea Stamps - Become a follower contest

Are you a follower of SweetPea Stamps?  Have you seen their fantastic collection of Fantasy Art stamps?  There is a great variety of stamps available at Sweet Pea!  


Shirleys2Girls - Twisted Thursday Challenge

The Twisted Thursday Challenge was ABC (Anything But a Card).  I was able to use this fantastic image called "2 of Us" (DG104).  I decided to make shinky dink wine charms for Bride and Groom.  I printed them out onto the shrink plastic, colored them with sharpies, cut with nestabilities and then hit them with the heat gun.  (my lil tip is to rub it with an 'embossing buddy' prior and it won't stick to itself).  I used some jump rings to hook the parts together.  The Love charm is from Michaels.

I hope you will join us and don't forget to check out the rest of the design team.  They are listed in my sidebar on the left.  <-------  :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dew Drop Craftz - Tokyo Boy

This is TOKYO BOY from Dew Drop Craftz.  I am totally enjoying coloring these anime images.

I hope you will check out the Digi Stamps at Dew Drop Craftz.  The next DDC Challenge will be the 19th.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Another precious image from Karen's Doodles

Karen put up God's Little Angel the other day.  I just HAD to have her.  I colored her with Copic Markers and then added some Angel Wings Shimmerz to her wings and her dress.  It doesn't show up very well in the photo, though.  I added some pearls to the flower centers in her headband.

Aurora Collection - VC4SCACD

LOL  I just like typing VC4SCACD.  *grin*  But there is a new release coming - Aurora Collection from Victoria Case for Susana Custom Art & Card Design.  There is blog candy to be won and rubbah to pine over! 

You can find Susana's store here...  SUSANA CUSTOM ART & CARD DESIGN


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Dog Gone Stamps - Snowy Sledder

How cool is this?????

I used clear packing tape and super fine glitter to make this snow effect.  I think it adds a nice touch.  It was hard to get a good photograph of it, but you get the gist.

This is Sledder Boy from Dog Gone Stamps.  I also used nestabilities.

Dew Drop Craftz - Challenge 5

This is Tokyo Girl from Dew Drop Craftz.  Challenge 5 is "New Year, New You" - DewDrop Craftz is challenging you to use a technique you would normally not use..

I colored her with copic markers.  The technique I used that I normally don't was to add the sentiment in photoshop.  So I guess this is a hybrid card.  She is a fantastic image to color.  The patterned paper is from Basic Grey.  The pearls are from Kaisercraft.

Won't you join us???

Bugaboo Stamps - Quick Challenge

Bugaboo Stamps was having a quickie challenge today!  Isn't this the cutest lil bunny?  And guess what.... it is a freebie!!  Be sure to check out the rest of the fabulous images at BUGABOO!!!

Stamps:  Bugaboo Bunny, Sentiment from Unity Stamps
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, SU Basic Black, Kaisercraft Flutterby
Accessories:  Copic Markers, Distress ink (worn lipstick), SU ribbon, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Nestabilities, Sakura Glaze pen.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Shirleys2Girls TWISTED THURSDAY Challenge

Are you ready for new sketches and new twists??  I hope so.  There is a new team of LADIES WITH ATTITUDE over at Shirleys2Girls and they are ready to WOW you!!!

Here is the sketch for this week.

And here is my card, using the new digistamp ZOLA FETCH (DG 98).  Isn't she 'sweet'?

Stamps:  S2G Zola Fetch & Sentiment
Paper:  American Crafts black, red.  Neenah Solar White
Accessories:  Heart Nestabilities, Copic Markers, Copic Airbrush, Inkssentials White opaque pen, Sakura Stardust pen

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Karen's Doodles - So much fun!!!!

I'd like you to meet Bigsby.

And Bruce the Moose (ok, his name really isn't Bruce, but I like to call him that)

This one is Love at First Sight

You can find more of Karen's images HERE.

Dew Drop Craftz Challenges

Challenge 4:  

The theme for this challenge is 'Love, Laugh, Live' - bring alive the excitement of life and all the good things that it brings..

Here is my "Living the good Life" card.  It took me a while to get the coloring right on the car.  But they make great 'guy' cards!!  It is nice to have an image that is so versatile... man or boy!

I'm a lil late getting this one up. I'm working on Challenge 5 (The theme for this challenge is "New Year, New You" - DewDrop Craftz is challenging you to use a technique you would normally not use..)... I hope you will join that one.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Copic Buzz Challenge - Cute Daisy May

Whoooo hooooooo, my first challenge card as part of the new Copic Buzz design team.  I have been around on the PCP group, but just recently made the design team.  I'm super excited to be working with some great artists and wonderful crafters.

Our challenge this week was sponsored by Cute Daisy May.  My image comes from Sheet #124.  Isn't she darling.  The paper is from the Lilac Avenue Collection from Kaisercraft.  The sentiment is from Verve.

Please check out the other creations by the rest of the design team, and be sure to join us!!!!